Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Aftershock and Hussainshock

A couple of readers have emailed me and at least one reader left a comment asking about the outfitters who dress up Mini Mathur on Indian Idol 3. Mini - who seems to be a lover of blues and magentas - gets her closet filled on II3 from After Shock. The closest I can find anyone bearing that name on the web is a UK based designer and retailer called Aftershock (slightly different spelling, probably same shingle)

Now Aftershock lists a bunch of celebrity customers (including "several Miss UK's") but no Mini Mathur. So I might be wrong here. If I am, drop me a line and I'll be happy to correct this post. (UPDATE: Aftershock's Mumbai outlet at CrossRoads 2, Nariman Point, dug up by our web detective, Manish).

Co-host Hussain, on the other hand, recently popped up on the show having forgotten to put on his banyan. The resulting man-cleavage on a flowing kurta made him look like the love child of Keannu Reeves from Matrix and Himesh Reshammiya from Aap Ka Surroor. And this hurt my eyes.

Preemptively, let me say: anon, really, its not that I hate him for being sexy.

More Updates:

Sania tells us Hussain's wife Tina dresses him up for II3. The referenced article here.

Speaking of which, Ritha wants us to know that Bappi's wife packs his dabba and guess what she puts in it?

11 comments:

canadian said...

Mini is hot.

Sania said...

Aspi, methinks you're going to love this. Hussain's gala ishtyle with cleavage and shininess can be attributed to none other but HIS WIFE! Tina K, whom I believe he won Nach Baliye with (never saw it myself). Link: http://www.mumbaimirror.com/net/mmpaper.aspx?page=article§id=12&contentid=20070803034624609c1029469

Anonymous said...

I think i hit a raw nerve there about the sexy comment. You know it.

Manish said...

I don't think it is the UK version of Aftershock. It seems more like a desi retailer called "After Shock" that has an outlet at the CR2(Crossroads 2)mall in Mumbai. I found a brief mention of the store here.

Manish said...

Correction: The Mumbai "After Shock" at CR2 is a franchisee of the UK Aftershock.
http://www.aftershockplc.com/store_asia.html

Aspi said...

Sania & Manish - thanks for the links, I've added them to the post.

Anon, just being playful. You can hang me out to dry and chances are I'll be able to come back and see the humor in it.

Anonymous said...

Where does bappida get HIS wardrobe from? Atleast we know where he gets his dabba from. Check out this hilarious pic (and the content following it)
http://mid-day.com/life-at-work/2007/august/162374.htm
-Ritha.

Harsha said...

picture is hilarious but did u read the nutritionist's suggestion ! Hope Bappi da reads that suggestion and follows it:-)

Aspi said...

Ritha, hilarious! The whole concept of asking someone about their meal and then taking it apart via a dietitian is tackily delicious.

Now I can picture Bappi waddling out of his house with a dabba in hand.

clix said...

no dabba in this world is big enough. just imagine - bappi inviting adnan for dinner :) [well, now that adnan is mending his ways, few months back]

ramya said...

hey does anyone have an idea about mini mathurs wardrobe.its awsm .wanted to knw whr doesa she claim them from.kooooool stuff so please send inme if u knw