11102017-LSTL-01.qxd 10/10/2017 7:55 PM Page 1 c m y b LUDHIANA | WEDNESDAY | 11 OCTOBER 2017 TRIBUNELIFE+STYLE STALLONE SET TO DIRECT, PRODUCE CREED 2 GARNER ‘STALKS’ PEOPLE ON INSTA DID ANGELINA BECOME HUMAN BAIT? Hollywood veteran Sylvester Stallone is all set to direct and produce the much-awaited sequel of 2015 hit film Creed. The 71-year-old Hollywood star confirmed he will be working on the movie in 2018 and admitted he was excited about teaming up with ‘incredibly talented’ Michael B. Jordan. ANI After creating her account on the photo-sharing app Instagram, Jennifer Garner has now revealed the reason behind it. The 45-year-old actress says she decided to create an account on the social media platform because she became obsessed with ‘insta-stalking’ ballerinas. ANI A hoard of 40,000 ICC documents leaked to the French investigative website Mediapart have revealed that Bollywood star Angelina Jolie once offered to act as human bait in a trap to arrest brutal Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony. ANI W AB’s 75 today, strong as ever Age is just a number for Amitabh Bachchan, who turned 75 on Wednesday. His work diary is already spilling into 2019, but he remains firmly “not out”, continuing a glorious journey that has lasted over four decades. In an industry where roles are seldom written for veteran actors, Bachchan is experimenting with looks, characters and themes with an enthusiasm and passion of a newcomer. “When he comes on the set, he is always in character. I never feel like I’m directing Mr Amitabh Bachchan. I feel I am directing the character,” Umesh Shukla, who is working with the “living legend” in 102 Not Out, shared. “When he steps out of his vanity van, he comes out in the type of mood that is required for a scene and makes the atmosphere like that. It’s fun to work with him,” added Shukla, who has cast veteran actor Rishi Kapoor as a 75-yearold and Bachchan as his 102-year-old father in the movie. Challenging himself Another challenging role that Bachchan has taken up is in Thugs of Hindostan, which will see him in an armoured look with a heavy beard. His co-star Aamir Khan, who will be sharing screen space with Bachchan for the first time, has been a long-time admirer. “His aura, action, every nuance of his acting was such a fulfilling experience in cinema,” Aamir said of watching Big B’s films in theatres in his younger days. But as he rings in his milestone birthday, Bachchan wants no celebrations. He is off to the Maldives for a vacation with wife Jaya, son Abhishek, daughter Shweta, daughter-in-law Aishwarya and granddaughter Aaradhya. And he will be back to work soon. “A small and peaceful family time is more than enough for me,” Big B had once said. Film historian S.M.M. Ausaja, whose forthcoming book The Bachchans retraces the journey of what he calls the “premier family of Bollywood”, said Bachchan’s “extraordinary” success is a “spectacular example of talent and luck”. “If you’re very talented and low on luck, you’re Naseeruddin Shah. Or if you’re low on talent and high on luck, you’re Jeetendra. In Mr Bachchan’s case, it has been the right mix. He was unconventional in looks and amidst a string of actors for whom it was the romance genre all the way, he was like a whiff of fresh air. His mannerisms and style were his own,” Ausaja said. HAT are the things that you look for in a music video, a Punjabi music video to be precise? Firstly, the singer, who also plays the lead model; secondly, the lead female, where, these days, the slot is being given to well-known names from the entertainment industry. If you see a chronological order in the casting of female models for Punjabi music videos, you are not wrong because there is definitely one! While you go through the order as shared by various video directors, check out the pretty faces that are a part of all Punjabi music videos. But first, who prepares this order and how... Frame of mind Choosing models for Punjabi music videos depends much on the mood and tenor of the song. While many singers choose to model in their own songs, there are some who have made a career in films after acting in a single song Tried & tested Well-known video director Arvindr Khaira has directed more than 120 songs with fresh female faces, with known and many popular faces too. But he makes a pick depending on the theme of the song. “If it is a story-based song, then we need a particular kind of female model, who can show emotions.” From a portfolio of more than 3,000 models, Arvindr chooses the best for the song because he completely believes that a female model can add and even take away much from the song. This is precisely why most directors either go in for the popular names of the Punjabi music videos — Sara Gurpal, Himanshi Khurana, Isha Rikhi, Simran Hundal — or popular TV or film actresses, which, by the way, is a new trend. On track Yet another popular director and music promoter, Bunty Mumbai is set to get a taste of a Punjabi wedding musical in a Bollywood-themed Broadway-style from next month onwards. Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt Ltd is gearing up to launch their fourth theatrical, Balle Balle - The Biggest and Craziest Wedding. IANS ISHA RIKHI Bains, goes by the nature of the track. He is more than willing to give fresh faces a chance. “In addition to Punjab, I cast models from Mumbai and Delhi as well. Since Punjabi music is quiet a worldwide phenomenon, these models look at it as an opportunity to get into films.” Bunty, however, doesn’t rule out the new trend where female singers double as models for their own videos. “The one who sings can also emote it better on screen,” he smiles. JASMINE SANDLAS JENNY JOHAL HIMANSHI KHURANA IN JASSIE GILL’S PUNJABI SONG Up, close & personal These days, one sees popular faces like Sargun Mehta, Surveen Chawla, Gauahar Khan, Ada Khan and Sunny Leone in Punjabi music videos, but there are some names that are considered a safe bet for the videos because of their acting ability and experience. Himashi Khurana from Ludhiana did not want to be a mannequin in a threeminute video or just another pretty face. So, after the success of the song, Soch, where she played the female lead, she waited for one year to get a video hat suited her image. “I am careful while selecting the music video; first I listen to the audio, then I look at the team and then the director,” she says. While Himashi is one who is still struggling for recognition and a break in Punjabi films, model turned actress-singer Diljott got lucky after her video, Patiala Peg, with Diljit Dosanjh became an instant hit. Diljott went on to do a movie, Teshan, after this. I, me...myself Here is a trend that gives the models of Punjabi music videos a tough competition. Punjabi female singers want to act in their own videos these days. Jenny Johal, Jasmine Sandlas, Sunanda Sharma, Kaur B...every female singer wants to act in their own videos. “Why not, why hire a model when we can do that ourselves. We are as good as any other actor!” Jenny shares. Namaste India Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere during a visit to the Taj Mahal in Agra on Tuesday. PTI Padmavati stars overjoyed with trailer Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, who looks ethereal as the titular character in Padmavati, has expressed gratitude for the roaring response of the audience and film fraternity to the trailer of the period drama. Her co-stars Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapur too are “overwhelmed” with the reactions. Deepika tweeted: “I cannot even begin to express the gratitude and joy I feel today. I sometimes wonder, ‘What have I done to deserve so much love and appreciation’... Rajamouli finds Ranveer menacing The director of India’s biggest spectacle Baahubali: The Conclusion, SS Rajamouli, praised the trailer and called it ‘insanely beautiful’. He wrote, “Insanely beautiful !!!Each frame etched to perfection by the master craftsman. #PadmavatiTrailer.” The director also gave a shout out to Ranveer Singh for his portrayal of Alauddin Khilji. “@RanveerOfficial looks menacing and frightening yet can’t take my eyes off him,” tweeted Rajamouli. And while I seek, all I can say is a big big thank you.” Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the movie will be out on December 1 to tell c m y b firstname.lastname@example.org ‘Mental health should be understood’ Illustrious journey Having started with a role as one of the seven protagonists in Saat Hindustani, Bachchan next featured in the Rajesh Khanna-starrer Anand and did a few more films. But it wasn’t until the 1973 movie Zanjeer that he came into his own. “There was no stopping him then,” Ausaja said, pointing to some of his “sensitive films” like Ek Nazar, Mili and Abhimaan, as well as hits like Deewaar, Sholay, Mard, Naseeb, Namak Haraam, Kabhie Kabhie, Don, Hum and Shahenshah. A near-fatal injury on the sets of Coolie in 1982 led him to take a break from films and he ventured into politics from his native city, Allahabad. He contested the Lok Sabha election on the Congress ticket in 1984, but didn’t continue his political journey for long. Until 1988, when Shahenshah was released, Bachchan — son of legendary poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan — was in top form. —IANS PICTURE COURTESY: SINGH MEDIA WORKS Jasmine Singh BOLLYWOOD-THEMED BROADWAY-STYLE IN MUMBAI the tale of the valour and heroism of the Rajputs. The actress features in a powerful role, dressed in intricately embroidered ensem- bles and bespoke jewellery. Ranveer wrote an open letter on Twitter, where he thanked everyone. —IANS On World Mental Health Day on Tuesday, filmmaker Imtiaz Ali said mental health needs to be understood and dealt with compassion. "Mental health is something that needs to be understood and treated as common as being sick physically," Imtiaz Ali said in a statement. He attended an event 'The Happy Place', for which over 150 students across 20 schools came together. Hosted by the Aditya Birla World Academy along with Mpower, the event was a platform for all these children to share their creative ideas and thoughts on the mental health movement in India. "I was extremely happy and proud to see the performances by the children at Aditya Birla World Academy. May the tribe increase," Ali said in a statement. The students participated in competitions across dance movement therapy, street plays, photography, filmmaking, singing, research proposal poster competition and writing. Mpower, founded by Neerja Birla, aims to be the movement that affects change and destigmatize mental health issues in India. — IANS
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