12012018-LSTL-01.qxd 1/11/2018 8:07 PM Page 1 c m y b LUDHIANA | FRIDAY | 12 JANUARY 2018 TRIBUNELIFE+STYLE SRK TO BE HONOURED IN DAVOS RICKY MARTIN CONFIRMS MARRIAGE ERIC CLAPTON SUFFERS FROM TINNITUS Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan will be honoured at the 24th Annual Crystal Awards — as part of the World Economic Forum's 48th Annual Meeting in Davos later this month — for his leadership in championing children's and women's rights in India. IANS Grammy Award-winner Ricky Martin and long-term partner Jwan Yosef have tied the knot. The 46-yearold announced the news on the red carpet of his new television show American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace. ANI Eric Clapton has revealed that he is suffering from tinnitus, but the legendary singer-songwriter plans to continue working. Tinnitus is a ringing sound coming from inside the ear, often a symptom of a more severe condition, such as hearing loss or an injury. PTI PHOTOS: NITIN MITTAL Devesh Moudgil, Chandigarh’s new mayor, loves his ghar ka khana inasmuch as all the statistics that will help him carve a blueprint for future progress Manpriya Singh S a person whose father passed away when he was just two, newly elected city mayor Devesh Moudgil has seen a lot, learnt even more and come a far away. It’s been a hectic previous day with never-ending meet and greets and congratulatory calls to make as well as receive. “But serious work begins from today onwards,” he shares, right on the second day of his joining office, as he opens the doors of his house, just before he is about to sit down during a quick lunch break with his entire family. Joining in are his wife Komal, assistant professor at MCM DAV College and a pass-out from Department of English, Panjab University, and his daughter Ananya, Class 9 student at Bhavan Vidyalaya and 4year-old son, Ayam, who goes to play-school. A M EET R AYOR CLOSE TIES: Family pictures that adorn a wall in the Mayor’s house Early to rise There are literally no Sundays when it comes to his waking up hours. It’s 5.30 to 6 am sharp, no matter how rough or how late the last night was. “Eight in the morning is the outermost limit of my waking up and that has been a rare few times in my entire life,” he shares. No movie buff Not really a fan of movies, there are a few he has to periodically catch up on, courtesy the family’s love for cinema, especially his daughter Ananya and wife Komal. “The last movie that we saw together was Baahubali.” Khadi it is Early years Currently a well-knit nuclear family of four, he grew up in a house comprising four sisters and two brothers. “You can say I grew up all over northern part of India; U.P , Haryana and Punjab,” he goes down the memory lane right to the college days as a M.A student of Panjab University and LLB student in Dehradun. Growing up in a one-room house with multiple siblings meant the resources were scarce, but not the strength. Part of which comes from his deep interest in poetry, reading and writing. Little wonder, he quotes a few lines from the poet Dushyant with as effortless ease as the statistics from the city! “This city was originally built for five lakh people, but now there are 11 lakh residing in it. Obviously, there is overload on infrastructure,” he shares as he digs into a simple home-made lunch comprising matar paneer, dal and rice. The roti is politely sent back to the kitchen. “Oh I am more of a rice person — a dal chawal person with maah ki daal being my favourite.” Home front TOGETHER WE CAN: (L-R) Devesh Moudgil, Ananya, Ayam and Komal At this point, chips in his wife, “He is not a fussy eater at all. The food can be a little cold or hot, he respects it nevertheless.” If not in this department, perhaps, she has a few complaints too, like any other wife. “His work occupies so much of his life that he doesn’t give any time to himself. In the process sometimes, his health is compromised.” With popularity come the expectations and immense pressure of doing miracles in a year. “There is nothing I’m new to. I’ll survive through all of that.” Hopefully this time too, with flying colours. Dressed in a crisp white kurta pajama with a khadi jacket in mustard yellow, it’s a signature outfit that he has come to love and adopt over the past couple of years. “I always wear and source Madhubani cotton for my kurta pajamas and endorse khadi for jackets.” Which he has in every colour, you name it! Though shades of white, royal blue, copper and mustard yellow are his favourite. Blazers & watches Then there is his fascination for blazers and a fetish for watches that merit a mention. “During growing up years, I never got to wear a blazer because I was from a not-soprivileged background; so that fascination somewhere stuck,” he is earnest before telling you how his latest one is in navy blue colour. An ardent believer of promoting indigenous crafts and weaves, he also believes in balancing things. “If you like anything western, by all means ape it but ensure as far as possible that it is made in India.” Currently he is wearing a Police watch with a bright blue dial. “I have 7 to 8 of them, some of them being Titan Edge, which is the world’s slimmest watch and then one by Edifice, with Bluetooth technology that ensures that if you set the time in one country, it automatically shows the comparative time to whichever other country you are travelling to simultaneously.” email@example.com Mohali, the first runner-up in the Miss India Naseer, Mithun in Gurleen Madhok fromto work towards creating a better society Khadi contest, wants film on Shastri Nothing fabricated On Lal Bahadur Shastri's 52nd death anniversary on Thursday, filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri announced that he had roped-in veteran actors Naseeruddin Shah and Mithun Chakaraborty for a movie on the former Prime Minister's controversial death. The investigative thriller film is titled The Tashkent Files. "A film on the biggest cover-up of a free India required that we work with great actors with credibility. Both Naseer and Mithun are multiple-time National Award winners. It is a privilege to work with such involved and passionate actors of our times," Agnihotri said. The movie will have two sides to the narrative and its story is a crowdsourced idea, read a statement issued on behalf of the makers. On Thursday, Agnihotri tweeted: "On this day, our second PM Lal Bahadur Shashtri died mysteriously in Tashkent. Was it heart attack or poison? Even after 52 years, the truth of the biggest cover-up of free India has been denied to his family, followers, citizens. After years of research, I present The Tashkent Files." Gurnaaz Kaur MITHUN CHAKARABORTY All of 19, Gurleen Madhok of Mohali has made the region proud by becoming the first runner-up at the first-of-itskind beauty pageant titled Miss India Khadi. A government initiative to promote khadi, the event saw participation by 80,000 contestants from 200 colleges and universities across India. The competition spanned over six months and had four rounds. Shares Gurleen, “There was an audition at college and I took part in it; next thing I knew was that among the hundreds of students from my college, I was shortlisted for the event. It felt like an achievement.” Proud moment NASEERUDDIN SHAH The director will cast a prominent actor for the role of Shastri. The announcement will happen soon. The film goes on floors next week. Shastri died in Tashkent, then in the Soviet Union, soon after signing a peace pact with Pakistani rulers to end the 1965 India-Pakistan war. — IANS Since then, she has been on her toes. “I attended grooming sessions; from body language to speaking on stage or interacting with media, I’ve learnt a lot in this journey of six months,” says Gurleen. In her sophomore year of graduation, she is studying pharmacy to be able to do something for the betterment of society. “I joined pharmacy so that I could make medicines to help the society. My aim is to start a hospital and provide free medicines to needy people. I already feel I am close to my aim after winning this title. I now feel powerful,” she smiles. Like every beauty contest, this one too had an introduction round, a national costume round and a talent round. “We wore a black cocktail dress in the first round; then I wore a Patiala suit to represent my state and in the last round, I played guitar and sang a song,” she says. Weinstein slapped at Arizona restaurant Noble purpose Studio mogul Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused by many top Hollywood actresses of sexual misconduct, was filmed getting assaulted at a Paradise Valley restaurant in Arizona, USA. The disgraced producer was dining at Elements, a restaurant at the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort in Scottsdale, when he was approached by two men. One of the men walked up to Weinstein and slapped him in the face twice before telling him, “you're a piece of s***.” According to the report, Weinstein was having dinner, when a patron asked for a photograph. Other than being crowned second in the contest, Gurleen has also bagged the title of ‘Beauty with Purpose’. She got this by making a short-film on sexual harassment. “I feel happy that I have been appreciated for it. This means the message has reached some people at least. I will do more such things for the cause of a better society,” Gurleen affirms. Bringing khadi into mainstream fashion is one responsibility that comes with winning the title and bringing awareness on social issues is the second that Gurleen has taken upon herself. She plans to do justice to both! firstname.lastname@example.org PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL c m y b In your face The disgraced producer was dining at Elements, a restaurant at the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort in Scottsdale, when he was approached by two men. One of the men walked up to Weinstein and slapped him in the face twice. Weinstein declined, and when he got up to leave after dinner, the man who'd asked for the photo told his friend to record what happened next. Meanwhile, Weinstein' s representatives have issued a statement and said that the report was not accurate. — ANI
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