31032018-LSTL-01.qxd 3/30/2018 7:56 PM Page 1 c m y b LUDHIANA | SATURDAY | 31 MARCH 2018 TRIBUNELIFE+STYLE WHEN ANIL KAPOOR MET TOM CRUISE IN DUBAI... Indian superstar Anil Kapoor, who is currently shooting for Race 3, happened to meet his Mission Impossible 3 co-star Tom Cruise while shooting in the UAE capital recently. Not many people know that Anil Kapoor and Tom Cruise have known each other for several years now, and have kept in touch ever since they worked together in MI 3. Soon as they found out that they were both in the same city, they moved their incredibly packed schedules around to make time to meet each other. The two powerhouses spent an entire day together catching up on their professional and personal journeys since the last time they saw each other. Says a source, “Tom and Anil spent hours talking about their films, families, food and fitness. It wasn’t surprising that a large part of their conversation revolved around fitness, since they’re both passionate about it! When Sonal Mansingh gives you an audience, on stage or off it, it’s an experience of a lifetime. Here’s knowing more about the classical dancer whose acts stir the soul. PHOTO: VICKY GHARU Mona HEN there is woman as accomplished as Sonal Mansingh, who broke barriers to get Indian classical dance global recognition, while adapting our ancient texts and representing them in new light along side, everyone stakes claims of knowing her! A biography and a film to celebrate her 40 years in classical dance brings her to the city and the one hour spent along with her at the Hotel Mountview lobby (she liked it better before the renovation), is worth cherishing every bit.” W Dancing diva Great act The production she brings to Chandigarh earned her the sobriquet of paditayin from former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and it was a just lecturedemonstration that time! Over the years, it turned into a kavya ❝ I ALWAYS TELL MY STUDENTS TO BE GRATEFUL THAT THEY HAVE TWO HANDS, FEET AND EYES. THERE ARE SO MANY UNFORTUNATE ONES AROUND. TO GROW IN LIFE, MAKE THE BEST USE OF ALL YOU HAVE .❞ and in its current form a solo natya that has this septuagenarian speak, sing and dance. She is as youthful as beautiful; those who see her cannot but exclaim what a classic beauty she is! “I am already nervous about the act,” she confesses and is reflective at the same time, “Just like the clay is patted and moulded. Put on to the potter’s wheel, with constant push and shove from outside and inside; out in sun to dry and further into the oven to be hardened to make a pot that can hold whatever is poured into it...so has been my life. Abhi bhi tap rahe hain.” She jokes alongside, “Bhains bitha di thi kya chai par,” as super milky tea is offered a tad too late! Global fame A Padma Vibhushan, name and fame at her feet, what keeps her motivated every single day? “When you see others and how they have given to the society, one is motivated. Also, there is so much more one can do, and one wants to do.” Her life has not been easy, but she doesn’t complain. She goes back to ancient texts, “Ocean-churning is a metaphor for life. Everyone is looking for bliss, but before amrit (ananda or bliss) one gets vish (poison). To assimilate that one has to be Shiva. The God stands for shubh, mangal and each one needs to inculcate the virtues like kindness and patience to drink the vish, or in simple words to beat the negativities around us.” So is she spontaneous on stage? “I am. But riyaaz has to be done, every single day.” Is an autobiography on the anvil? “Maybe, I haven’t told them all,” she winks. Actress Cameron Diaz says she is not doing anything at the moment and is semiretired. Diaz, 45, was at the centre of a media storm this month when her The Sweetest Thing co-star Selma Blair, also 45, joked that Diaz had retired from acting. Asked if Diaz, Blair and Christina Applegate, 46, would reunite for a sequel to the raunchy film, the three joked that they were “literally doing nothing” and would be up for it. “I mean, I’m down. I’m literally doing nothing,” Diaz said, with Applegate replying that she’s “literal- A chocolate sculpture of lions at the chocolate sculpture festival in Durbuy, Belgium. REUTERS Half birthday to you, Inaaya half birthday. Soha shared an adorable picture from the celebrations on her Instagram. Soha captioned the picture as, “It may not be your full birthday but any reason to celebrate you is a good one #halfbirthday.”In the picture, Inaaya can be seen clad in a white dress and a matching hair band. email@example.com ‘I’m literally doing nothing’ SO SWEET Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Khemmu’s daughter Inaaya Naumi Kemmu is one of the cutest star- kids of B-town. Soha and Kunal embraced parenthood by welcoming daughter Inaaya on September 29, 2017. So, on March 29, Inaaya turned six-months old and the couple celebrated her Three-time Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg says he doesnt make movies for the sake of technology, but uses it to tell a “better story”. “I never make movies for the sake of technology; I only use it to tell a better story,” Spielberg said in a statement. “The technology is there to help this kind of film come into existence, but then it should disappear, so all you’re focused on the story and the characters,” he added. Spielberg’s project Ready Player One is also getting lauded for the use of technology to narrate a futuristic story. The Warner Bros. Pictures project is based on Ernest Cline’s similarly titled bestseller. The film released in India on Friday. The cinematic adaptation of Ready Player One promises to take the audience through the journey of nearfuture where the population spends most of its time in an interconnected virtual space called as OASIS. Set in 2045, “Ready Player One” centres on a quest for digital Easter Egg left behind by James Halliday, the creator of virtual reality world — OASIS. When he dies, he releases a video challenging its users to find his egg, which will give the finder his fortune. The film features Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn and T.J. Miller, along with Simon Pegg and Oscar winner Mark Rylance. — IANS Steven Spielberg says he uses technology to tell a better story Pleasing persona Decked to the T, lovely ruby red kurta coupled with red and white Assamese chadar (she’s a Gujarati, by the way) and a colourful tikka, brings her eclectic personality to fore. And, unlike as would be prejudiced, she’s keen to know everyone around, ensuring everyone is comfortable and takes on herself to offer tea to the motley crowd. And, then she speaks...in Chandigarh with her natya Panchkanya, for the Eighth Theatre Olympics, she gives lessons both in classic ancient literature and life. ‘I never make movies for technology’ Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Khemmu with their daughter c m y b ly doing nothing, too! I’m semi-retired, I haven’t worked for years. I’m a mom, that’s what we do. So I’m around, man.” Diaz, who last acted in 2014’s Annie reboot, said she too was “totally down” and “semi-retired, too, and I am actually retired, so I would love to see you ladies”. The news of Diaz’s supposed retirement picked up steam when Blair said in an interview that her co-star and friend had “retired from acting”. —IANS Sean Penn chides #MeToo movement In his debut novel, Oscarwinning actor Sean Penn has criticised the #MeToo movement, which has highlighted sexual harassment and abuse around the world. In the epilogue of the fictional novel titled Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff, Penn seemed to defend Louis C.K. and Charlie Rose, who faced allegations of sexual misconduct. “Where did all the laughs go? / Are you out there Louis C.K.? / Once crucial conversations / Kept us on our toes / Was it really in our interest / To trample Charlie Rose? / And what’s with this ‘Me Too’? / This infantilizing term of the day... / Is this a toddler’s crusade? / Reducing rape, slutshaming, and suffrage to reckless child’s play?” The poem was quick to draw backlash on social media. One user tweeted, “I have a PhD in poetry and would like to say that Sean Penn’s poem is terrible in form as well as content; while ya’ll joke tweeting about crazy ol sean penn, don’t forget his well-documented history of abuse & violent behavior thanks!,” wrote another Twitter user. — ANI
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