Bettina’s Take: ‘Trishna’ Cinema Society Screening

Rachel Roy  Freida Pinto
Photo: Patrick McMullan
Rachel Roy and Freida Pinto.

The Cinema Society screened Trishna last night, a movie about forbidden love and the disconnect in India between traditional mores and modern values.

The film is a visual treat, conveying the chaos, poverty, extreme wealth and gorgeous colors of India, a country rich with history, grappling with a 21st Century boom.

The evening was sponsored by Circa and Rachel Roy.

"Being half Indian, a country of such lush history, culture, spirituality, and home of the ultimate love story—Radha and Krishna—love stories are a soft spot for me," said Roy, radiant in her own design.

Freida Pinto, who plays Trishna, looked stunning in a white, short, crystal-studded Rachel Roy. She will be shooting Desert Dancer in the fall, a true story about an Iranian dancer who was condemned by the Ayatollah's regime for dancing, and managed to escape.

After the movie, Meg Ryan, Dana Delany, Zosia Mamet, Alex Karpovsky, Melissa George, Calvin Klein, Rob Morrow, Billy Connolly, Kathy Najimy, Russell Simmons, and Veronica Webb headed over to Jimmy at the James Hotel, where an abundance of much needed D'Usse Cognac cocktails was served, and the gorgeous terrace took guest's minds off the tough-going story.

What a beautiful venue.