Bombay Begums Review: Alankrita Shrivastava And Her Army Of Women Roar Loud; Pooja Bhatt Makes An Impressionable Comeback

Here's our review for Netflix's Bombay Begums, starring Pooja Bhatt, Shahana Goswami, Amruta Subhash, Plabita Borthakur and Aadhya Anand. The show has been directed by Alankrita Shrivastava

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Bombay Begums Review: Alankrita Shrivastava And Her Army Of Women Roar Loud; Pooja Bhatt Makes An Impressionable Comeback

Alankrita Shrivastava nails it yet again. After Lipstick Under My Burkha and Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitaare, Bombay Begums starring Pooja Bhatt, Shahana Goswami, Amruta Subhash, Plabita Borthakur and Aadhya Anand, is a marvellous delivery by the talented director. Streaming on Netflix, this web show is a perfect amalgamation of stellar performances, strong storyline and flawless direction. Naari Shakti in true sense. 

Bombay Begums deals with 5 women and their respective problems but it eventually weaves into a touchy, beautiful and resonating story. The web show gives a balanced perspective where no one is shown as a saint, and that strikes the chord. If one of Alankrita's Begums is shown to raise her voice against sexual harassment, there is also one who quietly takes it but bargains her silence to build her career and realise her dreams.

Alankrita has intelligently played around with complex human emotions: The frustration of a young girl, waiting to grow up physically and desiring hard to impress her crush at school, so much so that she paints her skirt red just to let him know she is now blossoming into a woman. The denial of a 50-year-old to accept that menopause is knocking at her door and she is trying hard to hold on to that. The helplessness of a woman for not being able to conceive and at the same time struggling to keep her marriage and career alive. And a prostitute trying everything in her hand to lead a respectful life for the sake of her son's future. 

There are a couple of hard-hitting scenes in the show, which force you to think if all this happening around us in real life too? A few of my personal favourites are where Shahana and her husband confront each other about their failing marriage. Plabita, who plays a young professional, is shown to be a bisexual, and she keeps juggling her house, which indicates the confusion in her mind about her sexuality. Pooja Bhatt breaking down to accept her past and Amruta's inhibited scenes where she has gone all out like a tigress. 

What I also loved was the way all these emotions were dealt with. You could feel each one of their rage, nervousness, fear, anxiety, love, confusions. May be coz I am a woman too but I bet even the men would relate to it to quite an extent. The narrative in the backdrop between a young girl and her dead mother, where the girl is asking various questions is not only applicable to her innocent mind but also to all the women, as they grow and at times lose their identities. 

Pooja Bhatt and Rahul Bose's steamy chemistry was on point but I wished they had more to exchange than just that. The only angle in the show that I felt seemed a bit half-baked, especially because the duo got together after 19 years. Shahana delivers a power-packed performance. The young girl, Shai, is brilliant with her expressions and body language.

Another small hitch- they could have gotten away with frequent smoking scenes as it got a little claustrophobic, pun intended. 

Overall, Bombay Begums magnificently deals with women's insecurities in job, relationships and with their own bodies. Yes, it can be taxing, frustrating and a confusing affair, but the show also gives out a message of how to overcome all these emotions and lead your way. So, I would totally recommend you to give it a dekko and rate it 4.5 stars. 



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John Legend's Wife Chrissy Dances On Janeeman Aah From Dishoom In NYC Restaurant; Varun Dhawan And Parineeti Chopra React

Chrissy Teigen showed off her moves to Bollywood song Janeeman Aah from Dishoom and Varun Dhawan, Parineeti Chopra have the best reactions

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John Legend's Wife Chrissy Dances On Janeeman Aah From Dishoom In NYC Restaurant; Varun Dhawan And Parineeti Chopra React
Who can hold back from grooving when a Bollywood number plays in the club? Bollywood music is the peppiest and sets everyone in a mood to dance and chill. Well, at least, John Legend's wife Chrissy Teigen got the mood right when a Bollywood song played in a NYC restaurant she visited. Chrissy uploaded a video on her Instagram account that sees her performing on a song from Varun Dhawan and John Abraham's film Dishoom. We are talking about the song Jaaneman Aah that also featured Parineeti Chopra.

In the video shared by Chrissy, we see her breaking into random steps as the song plays in the background. She then bursts into laughter. Chrissy sure had fun dancing on Janeeman Aah and we definitely enjoyed her performance. Varun Dhawan and Parineeti Chopra too dropped comments suggesting how glad they are to see Chrissy dancing on their song. Varun Dhawan commented, "It’s time u bust some moves here Chrissy #jaanemanaah." Parineeti Chopra, on the other hand, wrote, "Song choice APPROVED Chrissy! #JaanemanAah."

Chrissy shared the video with the caption, "an honor to walk in the @versace show!!!!!!!! thank u for having me!!!!" Check out the video here:


Apart from this, Chrissy also shared a few pictures from the fun evening that she had at the restaurant. Sharing a picture with John Legend, she wrote, "before your panties explode thousands of dirty little wads, we rented out this restaurant and supported this lovely lower east side establishment!" Watch this space for more updates.  





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Kareena Kapoor Khan Shares Newborn Baby's FIRST EVER Picture On International Women's Day 2021; Our Day Is Made

Kareena Kapoor Khan gave the best treat ever on the International Women's Day as she shared the first picture of her newborn baby

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Kareena Kapoor Khan Shares Newborn Baby's FIRST EVER Picture On International Women's Day 2021; Our Day Is Made
Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan became parents for the second time on February 21, 2021. Unlike the first time, this time the couple chose to keep their baby away from the media girl. Post the birth of Taimur Ali Khan, Saif and Kareena had posed with the baby as they returned home from the hospital. But nothing of that sort happened post the arrival of baby no 2. In fact, they have not even revealed or fixed on the name of the baby. But finally, Kareena Kapoor Khan has given us a small glimpse of her little bundle of joy.

On International Women's Day, Kareena Kapoor Khan gave the best treat and shared the first picture of her baby no 2. The picture that she has shared on Instagram is a black and white one that sees her cradling her newborn. Though Kareena has not revealed the face of her baby, fans are jumping out of joy to get the glimpse of Taimur's little sibling.

Kareena Kapoor Khan shared the picture with the caption, "There’s nothing women can’t do Happy Women’s Day my loves #InternationalWomensDay." All of Kareena's fans are going 'aww' on this picture of her with the baby. It is the cutest picture on the internet today and we must say our day is made. Take a look at it here:


Earlier, to Subhash K Jha for SpotboyE, a friend close to Saif and Kareena had revealed that the couple has no plans to introduce their baby in public. The friend had said, "You won’t see Taimur’s sibling in public. In fact when he’s a little older he won’t be exposed to the public glare the way Taimur was. I think Kareena and Saif have learnt their lesson. The more you give into media hunger for your children’s pictures the more they haunt you. So yeah, Baby No 2 won’t be seen playing/painting/whatever."




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