Akshay, Sanjay, Shraddha, Karisma and the Bachchans have traded the oppressive Mumbai heat for cooler climes of Spain, Italy, France and the US
Nishi Tiwari (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 24, 2017)

Sun-bathing in St Tropez
On Thursday, Sanjay Dutt, who had been busy with the look test for Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3, joined wife Manyata and kids, Shahraan and Iqra, in St Tropez. The trio had arrived at the tourist hotspot of the crème de la crème, 100 km away from Nice, a day earlier. The family holiday had been planned over a month ago. Mrs Dutt had kikced it off with the twins on June 5 in Italy. More recently, stepping out of an infinity pool, a swimsuit-clad Manyata exclaimed, “Water....always makes me feel so alive.” A day earlier, she had marked her reunion with her actor-husband by reflecting, “The secret of having it all is knowing that you already do.”

When in France…
It was refreshing to see Karisma Kapoor, who is known to favour monochromes and conservative silhouettes even while on holiday, making the most of the French seaside in a black twopiece number that she paired with oversized sunnies and a straw hat. The actress is currently on a European break. France was preceded by a brief stay in London with friend Anu Dewan. Back home, we hear her beau Sandeep Toshniwal’s divorce from first wife Ashrita is likely to come through on July 19. Guess someone is coming back home to some good news? We’ll keep our fingers crossed.

Setting the bar high in Barcelona
After some long overdue one-on-one time with son Aarav in Florida, where the duo indulged in water sports like snorkeling, Akshay Kumar followed his family to London to usher in mother-in-law Dimple Kapadia’s 60th birthday. Now, he is sizing up Barcelona’s social life with Mrs Funnybones, his actress-turned-author wife Twinkle. She recently gave us a peek into a soiree with another couple, remarking, “I have a feeling that for the next few years a lot of our stories are going to start with ‘One day in Spain...’ #hairraisers #barcelona.”

A New York state of mind
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan followed her annual stint in the French Riviera with a low-key, two-week getaway in the Big Apple with actor-husband Abhishek and their five-year-old daughter, Aaradhya. On Thursday, Abhishek shared a delightful pic of his girls on swings in a park and called it, “Happiness.” After the break, Ash is set to start work on the Anil Kapoor-starrer Fanney Khan. The husband has just signed up for mentor JP Dutta’s Paltan.

Soaking up the Tuscan sun
Shraddha Kapoor honoured her promise of a getaway with Delhibased bestie Eshanka Wahi by whisking off the newlywed to Italy. The twosome has been soaking up the Tuscan sun in rustic alleys, and enjoying a horse-riding session with “Italian stallions”. Mirror had earlier reported (June 19), that the actress, who had kicked off her training for Amole Gupte’s Saina Nehwal biopic before taking off to the European country, took her badminton racket along so she could continue with her practise in between all the sight-seeing.