Looking ahead

Celebrities on what the new year holds for them.



Anamika Butaliaand Anumeha Chaturvedi | Print Edition: January 10, 2010

"I see 2010 as a super-exciting year, as I’m all geared up to open my first Indian restaurant 'Kainoosh' in January—which is going to be the culmination of all my work in Indian cuisine. On the personal front, I have made a resolve to spend quality time with my wife and daughter and not be distracted by my PlayStation!!"

— Marut Sikka, Restaurateur

"I am looking forward to achieving a significant retail presence and spreading my brand on a pan-India basis by diversifying across different price segments"

— Neeta Lulla, Fashion Designer

"I hope, in the year 2010, the country will see economic development that will also indirectly affect the contemporary art market in India"

— Tushar Sethi, Director,Institute of Contemporary Indian Art

"The year 2010 holds a lot of promise. The opening of my boutique in Goa in the first week of January will present a whole new edge of Arjun Khanna. Incidentally, it’s this very month (January 2010) that I’ll be completing 20 years in the fashion and lifestyle industry. The year is going to be really exciting for me!"

— Arjun Khanna,Fashion Designer

"I'm looking forward to a spectacular year, as 2010 also happens to be the silver anniversary year for Satya Paul. Personally, I feel a lot more relaxed and I plan to spend more time at the Isha Yoga Centre set up by Sadhguru J. Vasudev"

— Puneet Nanda, Design Head, Satya Paul

"Next year is going to be an exciting one. I am looking forward to the expansion of our company through corporate-owned gyms as well as franchising. We have just introduced Bollywood-style dance classes at Leena Mogre's Fitness and plan to start more of these classes to add variety to the training programme"

— Leena Mogre, Director, Leena Mogre's Fitness

"We've had a great year in India and Asia and we expect this to continue. I'd like to to perk up our customers in Europe and the US this year with cheerful bags and a cheerful business!"

— Dilip Kapur, President, Hidesign

"I"m planning to go to Udaipur and I"m really looking forward to it. I fulfilled all my resolutions last month when I turned vegetarian, so I"m not going to have any resolutions for now"

— Anita Dongre, Fashion Designer

"The year 2009 has proved to be lucky for me and in the year 2010, I"m looking forward to working in films and looking for the right break"

— Sonali Raut, Model

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