Actress Koel Purie celebrates her birthday at a wild cabaret club

Updated: Nov 29, 2017, 12:11 IST | Malavika Sangghvi | Mumbai

It's difficult to describe live-wire TV anchor, media heiress, RADA-trained sometime Bollywood star, expat wife, super mum and all-round gypsetter Koel Purie to those who don't know her

It's difficult to describe live-wire TV anchor, media heiress, RADA-trained sometime Bollywood star, expat wife, super mum and all-round gypsetter Koel Purie to those who don't know her. 'Force of Nature' is the best we can do. This week, the high-voltage social and media animal celebrated her birthday in Paris, where her husband is now posted after his stint in Tokyo.

The skirt by Manish Arora
The skirt by Manish Arora

"Right now, I'm learning French and doing Paris," she texted us yesterday. "My birthday weekend climaxed at the wildest cabaret club Manko in Paris," she exulted. That's when we first heard about the matter of the skirt, not just any skirt, mind you. One created by the very prince of the gypsetter tribe, Manish Arora, himself. A skirt that so epitomised the Purie brand of joie de vivre that she had worn it for her birthday celebrations and been pestering him to sell to her. Mais non. The maestro was not relenting. "He is refusing to sell it to me as it's one-of-a-kind from his archive," she said in a message, whose hashtag read #sellmetheskirt. But all hope is not lost.

Koel Purie
Koel Purie

"Before I left for Tokyo, I'd told you with such nonsense flight of fancy that I want to become the mascot of Japan," she said to us, adding, "And a year later, shockingly, it came true. Your column brings me luck. Maybe I should make a wish via your column again,” she said blithely. Let's begin by wishing that Arora relents, we thought.

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