Vidya Balan and Veena Malik’s Respective Pictures Cause Controversy | Dec. 5 – 9, 2011

Sonam Kapoor & Freida Pinto at Chanel’s Metiers d'Art show in Paris (Photo: Apun Ka Choice)

Sonam Kapoor & Freida Pinto at Chanel’s Metiers d'Art show in Paris (Photo: Apun Ka Choice)

This week, Mumbai beauties Freida Pinto and Sonam Kapoor looked stunning at Chanel’s Paris-Bombay Métiers d’Art Show. Meanwhile, the father of Pakistani actress Veena Malik vowed to disown her amidst her nude photo scandal.

Chanel Chic: Actress Freida Pinto dazzled in a blue chiffon Chanel dress at the Paris-Bombay show at the Grand Palais in Paris, while Sonam Kapoor looked delicate in a ruffled white frock. Karl Lagerfeld, creative director of Chanel, brought Indian flair to the label’s pre-fall 2012 collection, featuring silk turbans, gold headpieces and intricate lace embroidery. (Hindustan Times)

Kaling Goes Cartoon: Over in Hollywood, Mindy Kaling has a new project lined up for the New Year. Kaling will co-produce and voice a character for an animated series on NBC alongside Greg Daniels, her fellow writer/director of “The Office”. The series plans to focus on a girls’ high school volleyball team. (Grantland)

Devdas Reunion: New mom Aishwarya Rai Bachchan might be headed back to work very soon. Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali reportedly approached the actress to star in a new film alongside none other than Shahrukh Khan as soon as she’s ready. Shooting for the film is expected to begin mid-next year. (Times of India)

Vidya’s Dirty Picture: In other movie news, Vidya Balan’s sultry movie posters for “The Dirty Picture” have been sparking controversy, particularly in the city of Nampally. Nampally criminal courts ordered police to file a criminal case against Balan for violating sections of the Indian Penal Code and Indecent Representation of Women Prohibition Act. Despite the controversy, “The Dirty Picture” has received rave reviews from critics and managed to rake in nearly 50 crore in its first week. (Hindustan Times)

Family Feud: Veena Malik is also taking the heat from the media this week, and from her own family. Ever since FHM magazine published nude photos of the Pakistani actress, her father has vowed to sever all ties with the actress until she clears up the controversy and promises not to return to India again. (Hindustan Times)

Janelle Li-A-Ping is an editorial intern at