31072017-LSTL-01.qxd 7/30/2017 7:30 PM Page 1 c m y b LUDHIANA | MONDAY | 31 JULY 2017 TRIBUNELIFE+STYLE THANK YOU NOTE FROM WOODLEY LIGHTS, CAMERA & ACTION PRETTY UPSETTING Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and actor Tyron Woodley, who fought against Salman Khan’s character in Sultan, has thanked the Bollywood superstar for a “top notch” time he had during his stay in India. IANS Actress Bryce Dallas Howard will make her debut as a feature film director with Sorta Like a Rock Star. According to a source, Bryce has been roped in to direct the film — an adaptation of the Matthew Quick novel Sorta Like a Rock Star. Bryce has directed a handful of short films as well as a music video, but this would mark her fulllength debut. IANS Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha has nothing to do with Omung Kumar's Bhoomi, but he is enraged by claims that the first poster of the Sanjay Dutt-starrer is copied from a Hollywood film. He says he is not in favour of "some bizarre, out of work, useless pests". IANS Dhananjay Mangalmukhi, first transgender student at Panjab University, after a long struggle, gets a separate washroom Their private space D Jasmine Singh Mick Jagger Charged up! Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has released two politically charged songs targeting what he sees as the uncertainty and surrealism Sardonic Mick Jagger releases two songs responding to Brexit permeating politics in the age of Brexit and Donald Trump. One song, titled England Lost, represents Jagger's mocking take on Britain's split from the European Union. The second, Get a Grip, describes an "upside down" world full of "lunatics and clowns". —Agency Double attitude TAKE TWO: Priya Anand ❝IS DESH MAIN JITNI DAIR ROYA NA JAYE, KOI SUNTA NAHI. THE AUTHORITIES AND PEOPLE AROUND, SHOULD REALISE THAT IT IS SO HARD FOR US TO COME AND OUT AND STUDY IN AN INSTITUTION LIKE THIS.❞ Actress Priya Anand says she is eagerly looking forward to the release of the sequel to 2013 Hindi coming-of-age comedy Fukrey. In Fukrey, Priya played a character called Priya. “Wherever I go, people still talk about Fukrey and ask me about the sequel. It’s going to be a fun film and I’m thrilled about it. There will be this crazy wedding song, on the lines of the popular ‘Ambarsariya’ from the first part,” Priya said. Directed by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba, Fukrey Returns is slated for a December 8 release. —IANS HANANJAY Mangalmukhi, a student of Centre for Human Rights and Duties at Panjab University will see his fight, his request and his basic right to have a separate washroom for transgender students see the light of the day, as PU goes through the last round of construction of this washroom, being constructed near AC Joshi Library. Dhananjay, the first transgender student at PU, wrote an application to the authorities, ten days after her admission in the campus in 2016 to have separate washroom for transgenders. The University authorities accepted her application, and now the washroom is in the final stages of construction. “Can you imagine what I had to go through for a basic amenity like a washroom? I couldn’t use the boys’ toilets, once however, I did. I locked the washroom from inside fearing no one comes in. And when I came out, so many boys were waiting outside. So, the girls suggested that I could use their toilet. I didn’t know where to go and, even now I am using girls’ washrooms, waiting to have a separate one for students like her,” she takes us to the construction site showing us the washroom under construction. As of now, Dhananjay is the only transgender student in PU, but she expects to be joined by three more students who are trying to get admission in Department of Hindi and Germany. Dhananjay feels there should be seats for them as well. “Both the departments have limited seats for students and ‘Padmavati is a big film with good intent’ Dhananjay outside the first transgender toilet being constructed in Panjab University, Chandigarh on top of that there are categories, I don’t think they can manage like this,” she adds sharing how she has also written to the PU authorities regarding separate hostel facility and concession in fee. “Is desh main jitni dair roya na jaye, koi sunta nahi. The authorities and people around should realise that it is so hard for us to come out and study in an institution like this. Now, if we get separate facility like hostel and concession in fee it would be so motivating and helpful,” Dhananjay sites example of IGNOU that has exempted their fee. What Dhananjay is asking for are her basic rights. “I don’t want to get down to hijrapanti to get my message across.” She shares an incident while getting her Aadhaar made where she was mocked at by the one making the card. “I was wearing pants and a shirt, they looked at me and said, ‘You don’t look like a transgender’. I had to give a long lecture to them about my rights... finally that person understood.” Dhananjay takes everyday as it comes, she moves on despite the strange looks that she keeps getting, she faces every hurdle bravely, “asking for only what is basic and my right,” she smiles as she gets herself clicked. From the University Renuka Salwan, director Public relations calls it a great initiative by the Panjab University, “PU will be making four transgender washrooms, while the one near the library will be operational in almost a month, while rest of the three are in pipeline. Also, if the money is left after construction of four toilets, University plans to make even a fifth toilet.” Renuka feels more students like Dhananjay and also his friends who are visiting the University can utilise this facility. Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor says his upcoming film “Padmavati”, marred by controversies, is made with a good intent. Shahid, who won the Big Zee Entertainment Award for the best actor for Udta Punjab on Saturday, spoke to the media on the sidelines of the event. Talking about the controversies surrounding the historical drama, whose shooting was disrupted for showing a romantic angle between Rajput queen Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji, Shahid said, “According to me, I have not shot any scene which has been changed. I think there were a lot of presumptions about the film, and people were presuming about the scenes.” “The clarification has been given that no such scene is there in the film. I hope when people see this film, they will realize that the heart of the film and intent of the film is very good,” he said. “This country and the people who live in it, and specially the area we are talking about in the film, will be glorified. I play a Rajput king and my character, I feel, will be admired by people.” Padmavati is being directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and Shahid is happy about collaborating with him for the first time. —IANS Actor Akshay Oberoi is thrilled about soon-to-be released neo-noir thriller Gurgaon Life in front of a screen Mona Everything has been tried in Hollywood, there are stories yet to be told in our industry...opens up Akshay Oberoi, trained in theatre from the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore and in ballet, jazz and hip-hop from Broadway Dance Center, New York. He further honed his skills at Prithvi Theatre after moving back to India. Come August and you see Akshay playing lead in Gurgaon, a neo-noir thriller and the actor is glad that this film is getting a pan India release. “It’s not usual Bollywood fare and without any known faces, getting a release doesn’t come easy but I am thrilled the way film is being received.” Playing Nikki Singh, son of a real estate tycoon, this film takes on the male chauvinistic strand of our society and the events unfold leading life threat to Nikki and his adopted sister, Preet (played by Ragini Khana). Gurgaon is directorial debut of National Award Winning cinematographer, Shanker Raman. Akshay, who has done films like Pizza and Laal Rang and interestingly debuted with Rajshri Productions’ Isi Life Mein, shares his rationale to pick up hat ke cinema, “See, I am an outsider in the industry (he is Vivek Oberoi’s cousin by the way), in the sense that nobody is launching me or making films for me, nor do I have huge spends on media, I got to find my way to stand out and still reach out to the audience.” A PERIOD ❝ I WISH TO WORK INWORK WELLDRAMA. I HOPE IS COUPLE OF MY FILMS AND SOMEONE READY TO INVEST THAT MUCH IN ME. IT WOULD BE GREAT TO LEARN THE LANGUAGE, MANNERISMS OF THE ERA GONE BY, RESEARCH INTO WHAT THEY WORE OR LIVED LIKE.❞ And, doing films that are not run of the mill, his strategy to get noticed. 2017 will see three of his films – Kaalakaandi and Bombairiya apart from Gurgaon. “I deliberately choose projects that let me explore different aspects as an actor.” Theatre anymore? “Post Pizza, I have been concentrating working on films, so, I have not been able to give time to theatre but the moment I feel my abilities are dipping, I am going back to my training ground!” c m y b SECOND INNINGS: Jay Z and Beyonce Beyonce and Jay Z plan to renew wedding vows I do again Popular Hollywood couple Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z are reportedly planning to renew their wedding vows. The couple got married in 2008. According to a source, Beyonce and Jay Z have gone through tough times in their relationship, but after welcoming twins Rumi and Sir into the world six weeks ago, they are keen to reaffirm their commitment to one another in the coming months. “After going through a really tough couple of years they’re planning to renew their vows in late summer, in front of the children and 10 specially selected trusted friends,” the source told Look magazine. “Beyonce wants to wipe the slate clean and bring the family back together. They’ve experienced some seriously difficult situations, but they’ve pulled through it,” the source added. —IANS
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