When the stars came down

The weekend saw a few star visits in the city. And it was all happening on Magrath Road, that currently wears an unsightly look, what with every inch of it being dug up. Not the best road if the city needs to make an impression on star visitors.

Deepika on Ma grath Road Pics/Sanjay MD

On Friday, the  gorgeous Deepika Padukone was in her hometown to launch the Bangalore branch of ace hairstylist Adhuna Bhabani Akhtar's salon.

Adhuna Bhabani Akhtar, Deepika Padukone and Brent Barber

Clad in an electric blue jeans and a white tee, the dimpled actress showed off her chic French plait even as she cut the ribbon. Deepika, who's worked with Adhuna's husband Farhan Akhtar in Karthik Calling Karthik, spoke about her association with the hairstylist and also about her forthcoming films. Several school girls made a beeline on the busy Magrath road to catch a glimpse of their favourite star. Deepika disappointed none; she signed autographs and even posed with them after zipping away in a blue car.

On Saturday afternoon, at a mall close by, actress and brand new mom Mandira Bedi flagged off the The Cord Blood Stem Cell Awareness Month. In tow were hubby and filmmaker Raj Kaushal and their two and a half month-old baby boy, Vir. While Vir was asleep on his mother's lap, the spunky Mandy spoke about why it's essential to bank the cord blood stem cell of a newborn urging expectant parents to do the same.       

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