By Hindustan Times
A couple of days ago, I was in Singapore. I didn’t get to visit the orchid garden, the bird sanctuary or the Sentosa amusement park. I didn’t get to see any lions in Lion country because even Merlin, the life-size statue of the fire-spewing mermaid, the national emblem, was sheathed in plastic and under repairs.
But I did see the brightest and best of Bollywood add sparkle to the crystal chandeliers in the opulent ballroom of Hotel Marina Bay Sands last Friday. And make Zee Cine Awards the buzzword in one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities. As I was leaving, a stiff-lipped immigration official smilingly invited me back when, in response to his question of whether I had come on work or holiday, I told him I’d been there for the Zee Awards an