14092017-LSTL-01.qxd 9/13/2017 7:30 PM Page 1 c m y b LUDHIANA | THURSDAY | 14 SEPTEMBER 2017 TRIBUNELIFE+STYLE Singer Lady Gaga is hoping that her forthcoming Netflix documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two will raise awareness about fibromyalgia, as she herself battles the chronic illness. Fibromyalgia is a chronic musculoskeletal disease that causes widespread pain. IANS DC SOUTH ASIA FILM FESTIVAL Anurag Kashyap’s film The Brawler, which revolves around the struggles of a boxer from a lower caste and gives a peek into cow vigilantism, has premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The movie stars Vineet Kumar Singh. IANS WHEN FORD TURNED TRAFFIC COP Gangingup Jasmine Singh U NDERWORLD, gangster, mafia...welcome to the new genre of Punjabi cinema. Recently, films like Rupinder Gandhi 2, Jora 10 Numbaria and Rocky Mental have sure ushered in another era of action. So, do these stories carry some kind of message or is it Punjabi cinema’s desperate effort to churn out something fresh? Reality bites Zeenat bags lifetime achievement award Veteran Bollywood actress Zeenat Aman has been felicitated with lifetime achievement award for her immense contribution to cinema at the DC South Asia Film Festival (DCSAFF). The 65-year-old diva was presented with the honour by the Indian American philanthropist Frank Islam. “This evening is exceptionally memorable,” Zeenat said as she accepted the award at the conclusion of the sixth annual film festival on September 8. Islam praised Zeenat for inspiring women across all ages through her performances on the silver screen. “Zeenat, you defined girlhood and womanhood for generations of South Asians. Young and old alike cried when you cried on screen, and they laughed when you laughed,” he said in his keynote address at the awards ceremony. The event also saw Zeenat’s son, Azaan Khan, being recognised with the rising star director award for his upcoming film Bankster, which features Naseeruddin Shah. —PTI Director Amardeep Singh Gill of Jora 10 Numbariafame wonders why someone should question these kinds of films. “I am a filmmaker and I like certain kind of cinema, which is dark, like Godfather, Gangs of Wasseypur, Company and Satya, to name a few. If I get a similar kind of story from Punjab, I will definitely make a film. Besides, as part of social responsibility, it is my duty to tell the audience stories that exist for real.” Amardeep, however, feels that one can question such topics in general, but not the sensibility of a director. AS PART OF SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, IT IS MY DUTY TO TELL THE AUDIENCE STORIES THAT EXIST FOR REAL AMARDEEP SINGH GILL, DIRECTOR DEV KHAROUD Social responsibility Stories on gangsters and their role in student politics is much-talked about these days. In such a scenario, is it right for Punjabi cinema to highlight them, whether it is through a film like Rupinder Gandhi, which is based on real-life gangster Rupinder Gandhi or through some fictional character? Actor Dev Kharoud, who plays Rupinder Gandhi in the film, shares, “We haven’t created Rupinder Gandhi, he existed. And if the papers and television can talk about it, why can’t cinema do the same? Hollywood and Bollywood have been showcasing gangster kind of stories and audiences have appreciated them.” Pink and Naam Shabana actress Taapsee Pannu will be seen playing a self-defence instructor in an upcoming short film. The film will be directed and produced by Kapil Verma. The story revolves around the relationship between two siblings. IANS Veteran actor Harrison Ford was spotted directing New York City traffic after his car got stuck in a backup around the Midtown tunnel. The incident was caught on a video. Ford will next be seen in Blade Runner 2049. PTI Comedy will go on So, in the near future, will we be witnessing more gangster movies? “Of course not, why are we assuming this already. Just because we’ve seen actionbased, ‘right-man-gonewrong’ movies does not mean that this will carry on. Exploring a new genre, Punjabi movie directors have now started focusing on the ‘right-man-gone-wrong’ kind of plots. So, is the trend here to stay? Punjabi cinema’s comedy and romance is very much here to stay. Besides, what we call gangster movies are issues, subjects that are prevalent in society. We are showing the reality, so that youngsters can see what happens if we one takes a wrong detour in life.” Now, a biopic on Vijay Amritraj Rishi chides Rahul Gandhi Actor Rishi Kapoor didn’t seem much impressed with Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi referring to Bollywood while talking about the presence of dynasts all across India. The actor took to Twitter to warn the Congress vice-president “to not bullshit people on dynasty” and added that one has to earn people’s respect through hard work.”Rahul Gandhi. In the 106 years of Indian cinema of India, Kapoors’ contribution is 90 years. And each generation is chosen by public on merit (sic),” Rishi Kapoor tweeted. Kapoor’s comments came after Rahul mentioned about Abhishek Bachchan while talking about “dynasty politics” in his speech at the University of California in Berkeley, United States. —ANI Message of love Priyanka Chopra sends love to Katrina, SRK from kids in Jordan Priyanka Chopra was amazed by the popularity of Hindi cinema in Jordan as the actor spent some quality time with the children on her maiden visit to a Syrian refugee camp there. The Quantico star shared a video of a teenager named Wafaa on Instagram, where the girl talked about her love for Katrina Kaif. Priyanka dedicated the post to the Jagga Jasoos actor on behalf of Wafaa, writing, “This is a special shout out to one of India’s biggest movie stars. @katrinakaif this video is just for you, all the way from Za’atari Refugee camp in Jordan.” Priyanka added, “This is Wafaa, one of your biggest fans and her message roughly translated is, ‘I love Katrina Kaif a lot and I am one of her fans. I have watched all her movies and never missed one, even if a movie is played more than once I watch it.” —PTI c m y b A biopic on former Indian tennis legend Vijay Amritraj is in the works. Cinestaan Film Company (CFC) has acquired rights to the film that will focus on Amritraj’s career, his personal life and philanthropic activities. Amritraj achieved many firsts as a tennis champion. He has also acted in two Hollywood films — Star Trek and Octopussy — which were global hits. “Parents’ love, compassion, dedication and hard work under the most trying circumstances can make a child’s dream come true, even if he or she is nowhere near good enough in anything. I am humbled that Cinestaan Film Company would want to tell my story,” Amritraj said in a statement. The film will be coproduced by Amritraj’s son Prakash. “I’ve always felt beyond blessed to have my greatest hero and my father in the same person. I am really excited to bring this story to the big screen,” Prakash said. —PTI ROCKY MENTAL Finding new genres Though most filmmakers of this industry deny having a hand in popularising these characters, many believe it is fiction and any relation to living or dead is just coincidental. So, where does a film like Toofan Singh fit in this slot? “Well, for this you might have ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ KASHYAP’S THE BRAWLER PREMIERES AT TIFF ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ LADY GAGA SUFFERS FROM FIBROMYALGIA TAAPSEE PANNU TO PLAY SELF-DEFENCE INSTRUCTOR to coin a new genre in Punjabi cinema, which should be called the khadku genre,” director Amit Dheer laughs about it. Punjab entertainment industry is opening its eyes and ears to various kinds of subjects...gangster seems to be a part of the list! firstname.lastname@example.org MUSICAL NOTE: Eric Clapton ‘Maybe the guitar is over’ Legendary singer-songwriter Eric Clapton does not seem to be too bothered by the gradual death of the electric guitar, judging by declining album sales. The 71-year-old musician admitted to having lost track of the rock music business as it continues to face challenges in the digital era. “I’m out of touch. I don’t know what’s going on. I don’t know where it’s going to go. I think anything that has a natural process will end up where it’s supposed to be. I don’t know. Maybe the guitar is over. Good question though,” Clapton quipped at a press conference. The Slowhand was present at the screening of his documentary “Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars” at the ongoing Toronto International Film Festival. On how he saw the future of R&B genre as teenagers are shifting to EDM, brass, woodwinds and strings today, Clapton said all music is ‘good’. “My kids listen to classic rock, but that may only be because of me because that’s what I’ve played to them. I mean, from the time of their conception, they’ve been listening to music through the womb,” he added. — PTI
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