03052018-LSTL-01.qxd 5/2/2018 7:51 PM Page 1 c m y b LUDHIANA | THURSDAY | 3 MAY 2018 TRIBUNELIFE+STYLE SHANNEN DOHERTY TO UNDERGO SURGERY DEL TORO TO PRESIDE OVER CANNES JURY SLAVERY SOUNDS LIKE A ‘CHOICE’ TO KANYE One year after announcing that her breast cancer is in remission, actress Shannen Doherty is going in for surgery. The actress, 47, did not share the exact nature of the procedure but told fans on social media about the impending surgery. IANS Sicario and Guardians of the Galaxy actor Benicio Del Toro will preside over the jury for the Un Certain Regard section at the 71st Cannes Film Festival. Indian actress Rasika Dugal, whose Manto is a part of the line-up, is glad he will watch her movie. IANS Rapper Kanye West says the slavery culture for many centuries may have been a “choice”. After his comment created a stir, he took to Twitter to explain his point, saying he meant that people “were mentally enslaved”. IANS When every wordis poetry M Famous lyricist Irshad Kamil brings to life every emotion one has experienced at one point in life. In Chandigarh, he shares how his passion is his profession AIN aapke lafz hi aapko lautata hoon... says Irshad Kamil as he steps back in his alma mater in Chandigarh, which he has kept constantly in touch with. Embroiled in the fastpaced life, sometimes we forget to live and hum a song, and that’s what this famous lyricist digs in from his memories — a few things that have been part of all our lives and somehow lost in making a living! So whether it a Dil Diyan Gallan, Hawayein or Matargashti — emotions we have experienced at one point in life or another and walked away from; Kamil pens it all to bring in our lives as hits. And, he isn’t back with just more hits to his credit this time; but also The Ink Band that has found a rousing reception with the youth. Dressed in his staple — denims and t-shirt; he never felt the need to be the kurtaclad lyricist, in fact, he did his first mushaira in jeans...he sits down for a quick chat at the Panjab University Guest House. True inspiration My eldest brother, Saleem Akhtar, has been a huge inspiration in not only writing but also in setting up this scholarship. We have named it after my mother, late Begum Iqbal Bano Memorial Scholarship. From my days in the department (Hindi, he did his Masters and PhD from PU), there wasn’t anything as inspiring as this! The Ink Band I have been working on The Ink Band from 2015, it’s only now you get to see it. It’s a one-of-its-kind poetry band and you got to see the response we get at premier institutes like IITs and IIMs. Youth today is very clued in to all kinds of art forms. I DO SOLO FILMS. I LIKE TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE MUSIC I AM PART OF Golden era Likhne, gaane, banane wala sirf ek gaana banata hai, hit use sunane wale karte hain! If frivolous songs are topping the charts today, it’s because of the audience that is consuming them. Start appreciating good music and the golden era of music will return. Personal favourites I listen to ghazals and qawwalis. I love Beatles, Led Zeppelin, One Republic and also Justin Bieber. Yes, I quite like Bieber! Total package responsibility for the music I am part of. When you have a set of six-eight songs to create, you give all your might. Doing a song here, another there isn’t my style. There is a certain synergy when you work on projects from the start to finish and that’s what I enjoy! musician and plays guitar as well as the piano. Up next There are so many current projects. To name a few — Zero with Shah Rukh Khan, Bharat with Salman Khan and, Fanne Khan with Anil Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, are some of them. Long process firstname.lastname@example.org I have three points of reference before I pick up any project — actor, director and producer. When any two of them are ticked, I am on. Writing all the songs for a film is a longish process. Jab Harry Met Sejal took about a year; it takes anything between six months to one year. True passion Many a time people ask me if I ever get tired...I don’t. My hobby is my profession. I unwind by writing and that’s what I am doing all the time. I am fortunate that my family understands my passion and gives me a long rope; I too take out time for them. My son, an 11-year-old, is an aspiring PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN Mona I do solo films. I like to take He was once mocked for wearing ghungroos, lipstick and kajal, but he never gave up. Today, classical dancer Rahul Gupta has carved a niche for himself Steps in sync Gurnaaz Kaur Today, at the age of 30, Rahul Gupta, a classical dance teacher, feels he has accomplished something meaningful in life. He, along with his wife and a group of students, Rahul Gupta with his wife Seema There were discouragements from within family as well, but nothing deterred him from continuing with what he calls is his passion and religion. “I had my mother’s support and that was enough. Initially, while I was teaching, I was also learning alongside. These 16 years have been full of mixed experience, but I am satisfied,” he says. recently performed Bharatnatyam and dandiya in Sydney! This wasn’t the first time that he represented India on foreign shores. He was invited to live and teach classical dance forms in Doha as well as Bahrain. The four years there gave him immense respect and OURS IS AN all possible comforts! Pillar of support Coming back to the present, Rahul now has a wife who is also ARRANGED a dancer and has been MARRIAGE, Tough call his pillar of support. However, when he Together they have BUT OUR started teaching, COORDINATION travelled to different which was at the age countries with one HAS BEEN OUR of 15, the situation mission — to make STRENGTH was bleak. Society people aware of the didn’t accept a male beauty of the dance as a classical dancer. He forms. “Ours is an was mocked for donning arranged marriage, but ghungroos, lipstick and kajal! our coordination has been People around him were more our strength. His mother always than discouraging since they kept his profession in mind and thought he was stepping into was on the lookout for a woman girls’ domain. He has indeed who would be interested in dance. come a long way from when he Things have worked well for us. started teaching. We studied dance together and “I started teaching after pass- now we teach it together,” says his ing class 10. In those days, when wife, Seema. I would go to a school and say I This couple is currently teaching want to teach Bharatnatyam, 700 students in 15 different everyone looked at me with schools. They are freelance classiwonder. And if I man- cal dancers in the morning and run aged to pass that line an academy in the evening, which of questioning by the has 150 students. principal or coordinaA thing they would like to change tor, the students were is, “People are quite aware and not convinced if it’s appreciative of classical dance an activity worth pur- forms, but as parents they still suing,” says Rahul. somewhere encourage just their It took long for his daughters to learn it. This outlook father to come to needs a change.” email@example.com terms with his choice. c m y b Kapil sends legal notice to journalist Comedian Kapil Sharma has sent a legal notice to a digital portal and a journalist working in it, seeking a public apology and Rs 100-crore in damages for allegedly publishing defamatory articles against him, his lawyer said. Sharma claims that Vicky Lalwani, working with 9X Media Pvt. Ltd, allegedly published “false, malicious, fraudulent articles” on the digital platform Spotboye. “In view of the articles by Lalwani on Spotboye to willfully defame my client, we have sent them a legal notice to publicly apologise within seven days failing which we will institute civil and criminal proceedings against both,” Sharma’s advocate Tanveer Nizam said in a statement. It claimed damages “to the tune of Rs one hundred crore to be deposited in National Defence Fund”. Sharma has also demanded that the journalist tender an “unconditional public apology” within seven days of receiving the notice. According to the notice, Lalwani under the “guise of journalism” has been publishing defamatory articles against Sharma with the help of the actor’s former associates since March 18, 2017. “My client states that you have in close nexus with his earlier managers/associates Ms Neeti and Ms Preeti Simoes and have maliciously, and in collusion and connivance, with them and also in furtherance of a common intention to defame and tarnish the reputation of my client. This information was spread with a design to defame my client and malign his image in the eyes of his fans, industry and public at large,” the notice read. The notice claims that Sharma’s “hard-earned” reputation has suffered grave and irreparable damage. Sharma had recently criticised Lalwani in a series of tweets after which the journalist had released an expletive-laden telephonic conversation between him and the comedian. — PTI Seeks public apology and ~100-crore in damages Rao’s 5 Weddingsto premiere at Cannes Festival favourite Rajkumar Rao is all geared up to make his debut in Cannes Film Festival, along with Nargis Fakhri, for their upcoming Hollywood movie 5 Weddings. Helmed by an IndoAmerican director, Namrata Singh Gujral, the movie will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Film critic Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to make the announcement as he wrote, “Rajkummar Rao, Nargis Fakhri, Bo Derek and Candy Clark... First look poster of international film #5Weddings... Directed by Namra- RAJKUMAR RAO ta Singh Gujral... World premiere at Cannes on 10 May... 24 Aug 2018 release in India, USA and Canada.” The film also stars Candy Clark, Bo Derek and DutchAmerican actor Anneliese Van der Pol. — ANI Johnny Depp sued by former bodyguards Hollywood star Johnny Depp’s two former bodyguards are taking him to court for unpaid wages and for forcing them to work in dangerous conditions. Eugene Arreola, a retired police detective, and Miguel Sanchez first started protecting Depp, 54, in 2013 when they were employed by a security corporation, according to a complaint they filed in Los Angeles on Tuesday. They have claimed the dangerous conditions included exposure to “illegal sub- stances” and loaded weapons and that they were made to work as de facto babysitters for Depp’s minor child and were also “forced to protect (Depp) from himself”. In 2016, the duo say they were hired as part of Depp’s personal in-house security team. Around that time, they “began to notice a stark change in Depp. “Depp began making sudden and drastic changes to his staff and management team, causing a significant financial crunch for everyone surrounding Depp, except for Depp himself,” the complaint read. — IANS
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