If you think only film stars wish to go hep and be recognized in a crowd you are mistaken and probably much behind the times. As proof you just have to be present at a few marriage functions irrespective whether it is during muhurtam or a reception and you can spot ladies looking like film personalities and also acting like them, complete with plastic smiles and quickly gliding through the crowd.
I must admit I failed to place some of my own long standing friends because of their transformation both in appearance and their sartorial preferences. I remembered them to be more like me, traditional, almost old fashioned which meant wearing a kanjivaram sari suiting the occasion and sporting a fairly visible tilak on their forehead and some jewellery ofcourse. Since I didn’t wish to make a faux pas, I hesitated to greet them and by the time I could be sure, all of them had left the venue!
n.meera raghavendra rao