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In festive spirit

A run down on festivities with Lola Kutty as she celebrates Onam away from God's Own Country



STRAIGHT FROM KERALA Lola Kutty with some of her guests on her show

She is one chilled-out chica on the tube who serves a generous slice of humour and coconut water to her celebrity guests on show. Can that get any cooler!

With a fan following in Bahrain and UK alike, Lola Kutty is the desi diva responsible for perking the TRP. Her immaculate English comes into picture for a moment when she says "give me a second" as she steps out of the studio to roll out, in her strong south Kottayam accent, `one minute pleez' and proceeds to belt out Onam festivities in her heavily Malayalee accented speech.

Lola's onam

"I just returned from Kerala. I celebrated Onam yearly (early) with my parents. I want leave to go to Kerala for the festival but Channel [V[ yis not geaving me leave," she says, promising to albeit look smashing in her Kanchivaram best for the event.

And adding to her mallipoos this time will be a few sparkles. "My brother is promised to buy me a piece of jewellery. Diamond yis a girl's best friend. I will dress up really trendy you see."

Why would she still stick to the traditional fare? "My mother used to tell me that I have nice legs. But that does not mean that I must show them no," she thinks aloud.

One thing Lola is going to miss for Onam she says is the cuisine from God's Own Country. "Kerala food is a rare pheno-menon in Mumbai. I live with my uncle and aunty and they have a Maharashtrian cook. Unfortunately I will be missing the traditional cuisine," she says.

Meanwhile, Lola will greet her guest with banana chips and coconut water on Lola TV but on the anvil is more Lola Kutty. "Next I will be working from the roads. The channel people say they haeve no money to record me in a studio. The show will be titled Lolling with Lola where I will be interviewing celebrities on the road only," she says.

Wacky VJ

A veejay celebrity and hatke at that, one can look forward to a traffic-stopping jig from her on the street alike.

Basking in her laurels so far, she received rave reviews for the recent and first edition of Chronicle of Lola— the VJ, the Woman and the Wisecrack, the goddess of coconut gyan, quirky fashion and wacky one-liners says, "the response to the Lola notebook was overwhelming. When people say Lola please autograph, I feel like Aishwarya Rai," she sums up.

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