Tashan bombed but it gave me my two biggest hits: size zero and Saif." That’s the saucy first sentence of one of the last chapters in Kareena Kapoor: The Style Diary of a Bollywood Diva, a new book by Kareena Kapoor. Written with Rochelle Pinto, staffer at Vogue.in, it’s a girlie book with pink pages dotted with Kapoor’s pictures from childhood to celebrity-hood and dainty sketches of perfume bottles, stilettos, panties, scarves, bikinis, lipsticks, even lehnga-dressed girls at sangeet ceremonies.

The best bits of the book are its photographs, the most disappointing, its too-breezy tone, giving the impression that a stylish woman’s life can be as simple as “super". Words like supercool, super hot, super sexy, super voluminous, pop up here and there—all written in first person by Kapoor, or Bebo. The anecdotes unabashedly underline why she is “her own favourite", as she claimed famously, batting her mascaraed lashes in Jab We Met.

In Elie Saab, one of her favourite designers
In Elie Saab, one of her favourite designers
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