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IANS REKHA WITH AYUSHMANN KHURRANA ‘Not competing with Salman bhai’ ❝ Nonika Singh ITH talented and garrulous actor Saqib Saleem, questions are almost redundant. Just throw a word at him and he will spin a yarn for you. The very mention of Chandigarh has him all excited and walking down the memory lane. It was in City Beautiful that he shot for his first film and thoroughly enjoyed his stint. “I remembered geri route by heart; gorged on the best Mughlai cuisine. Those were the days when no one recognised me.” Today, as the wellknown actor of movies like Bombay Talkies and Mere Dad Ki Maruti, he has found his space as also a plum part in hit franchise Race; he regales you with many more observations. I LIKE TO PREPARE AND ON THE SETS OF RACE 3, I WAS ABLE TO PICK ON THE MINDS OF THESE HUGELY SUCCESSFUL ACTORS AND I COULD ADD THEIR PROCESS TO MINE. I AM A COMMERCIAL BABY AND LET ME TELL YOU, WORKING IN COMMERCIAL CINEMA IS FAR MORE DIFFICULT; YOU HAVE TO SAY THINGS THAT NO ONE SAYS IN REAL LIFE WITH GREAT CONVICTION. W Race 3 is a fan-boy moment for Saqib Saleem, which provided him an opportunity to work with and learn from legends he grew up watching on screen —SAQIB SALEEM ly why he doesn’t let trolls affect him. Troll control In the race First things first, Race 3 of upcoming film Race 3 might be riding on me left) in the poster K: Saqib Saleem (extre BIG BREA Salman Khan’s shoulders, but Saqib certainly gets to flex his muscles — starrers, he thinks, are paisa For instance, he really wantacting and otherwise. On the wasool films. Indeed, he may ed his horror flick Dobaara: fear of being overshadowed have taken a different route to See Your Evil with sibling by Sallu bhai, he simply Bollywood but having grown Huma Qureshi whom he states, “I am not competing up on films such as Amar ‘loves to death’ to click with with Salman bhai or any oth- Akbar Anthony and Sholay, audiences. But as it didn’t, er actor in the film.” he quips; “I am a commercial the lesson he learnt when he Rather, he just can’t believe baby.” Expectedly, when his landed on Mumbai soil came his luck. For an actor with his films don’t do well, he sure is in handy. He adds, “See the ‘middle class mentality’ hurt, “for every film is like a number of times an actor will intact, it’s a fan-boy moment relationship, akin to falling in be rejected will be far more for him; to be working with so love for the first time and if it than he would gain acceptmany of his favourite actors, ends on a bad note, it leaves ance. Hence actors have to be including Anil Kapoor. Multi- you disturbed.” thick-skinned.” That’s exact- Indeed, the trailer of Race 3 too is a target of trolls. But as he puts it, “As long as it is in good humour, I simply laugh it off.” Like when Mumbai police took off their campaign from the Race 3 dialogue “our business is our business, none of your business”, he was the first one to re-post it. But to the impatient, intolerant, tribe trying to earn mileage by appending their names to Kareena and Katrina, his advice is; never lose respect for others. He has tremendous regard and admiration for everyone, especially his co-actors and director of Race 3, ‘the eversmiling’ Remo D’Souza. “He let me explore myself fully as an actor.” Whether it’s a good Of free thought & conscience Indian chess star Soumya Swaminathan has withdrawn from Asian chess championship to be held in Iran, as she would have to wear a compulsory headscarf. Sportspersons from the region give her a thumbs-up beliefs. Rather, in the past, through sports we have been able to fill in the cultural, religious and gender gaps. There are certain rules and regulations in sports where sportsmen have to be flexible, but I am with Soumya Swaminathan for her stand,” says Saran Preeti, national cyclists from Punjab, who is the first female from the state to be participating in the world’s toughest race – RAAM (Race Across America), which is a 5,200-km long. Matter of choice “Unless it is a safety measure, one should not interfere in anyone’s religion. Each player should be given space to hold their religious Indian chess star Soumya Swaminathan has pulled out from the upcoming Asian Nations Cup Chess Championship 2018 being held in Iran, as the nation compels players to wear hijab. Sowmya has withdrawn stating that it violates her freedom of thought, conscience and religion. find the Iranian law of compulsory headscarf to be in direct violation of my basic human rights, including my right to freedom of expression, and right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. It seems that under the present circumstances, the only way for me to protect my rights is not to go to Iran.” While the Facebook community has mostly appreciated her step, here is what sportswomen from the region have to say. Solid stand Gurnaaz Kaur “It’s justified on her part to have pulled out. Religion and sports should not be mixed. Everyone’s been talking about gender equality in sports, why can’t we keep caste, class and religion biases outside of the sports world? I respect the religious codes of Iran; I am sure all sportspersons do, but I think it should be made a choice and not compulsion to adhere to such rules. In sports, there are no biases, so, I game. I was invited to Pakistan for a marathon, but there were no such compulsions.” Sunita Malik, international marathon runner. Full support AVNEET SIDHU feel, it is high time authorities took these things seriously,” says shooter Avneet Sidhu, Arjuna awardee and an Olympian. Right stance SOUMYA SWAMINATHAN On her Facebook page, she has written, “I am very sorry to state that I have asked to be excused from the Indian Women’s team for the forthcoming Asian Nations Cup (Asian Team) Chess Championship 2018, to be held at Iran from 26 July - 4 Aug, 2018, as I do not wish to be forced to wear a headscarf or burkha. I SARAN PREETI idea to change a winning combination; previous Race franchises were directed by Abbas Mustan and had a different cast too, he can’t say for sure. But like all the prequels, he insists the third installment is a full on twists and turns. SUNITA MALIK “I think, for every sportsperson, kit is all that is important. In wrestling, there are Muslim women from Turkey with us. They wear the costume like all of us. Each sport has a fixed requirement of costume and shoes; if a sportsperson is following it, there is no reason why he or she should not be allowed to play the game. I support Soumya. We should respect the rules of the games and every country should be on the same page here,” says well-known wrestler Babita Phogat. “I’ve been a marathon runner for 23 years now and I feel what Soumya did was right. What is most important is that one is true to their game and in attire that’s appropriate for the sport. If I am running, I will focus on my kit. Everything else is secondary and should not interfere with my BABITA PHOGAT c m y b Wish list On his journey, which began in 2011 with romantic comedy Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge, he is rather wistful. “There have been ups and downs, critical acclaim has come my way but a blockbuster has eluded me.” Will Race 3 do the trick for him… he is keeping his fingers crossed. But then this former cricketer knows too well; you win some, you lose some. As biopics are the flavor of the season, one sportsperson he would love to play on screen is Yuvraj Singh. Any more proof that he has a special connect with Chandigarh? firstname.lastname@example.org Rekha to perform on stage after 20 years Veteran star Rekha is all set to perform on stage after 20 years at the upcoming International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) event. At the press conference of IIFA held in Mumbai, actor Varun Dhawan made the announcement and said it will be the “highlight” of the ceremony. “For me, it is going to be such a big highlight to see her (Rekha) perform live. I know a little bit of her act and to see that live is going to be a huge thing,” Dhawan said as he invited Rekha on stage. Mystery element Asked which songs she would be performing on and she said, “I have a second name — mystery. If I tell you now, then what’s the point?” Apart from Rekha’s special act, IIFA will witness performances by several Bollywood stars, including Ranbir Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon and Iulia Vantur. The main ceremony will be hosted by Karan Johar and Riteish Deshmukh. The celebrations will kickstart with ‘IIFA Rocks’ and will have a special medley by music director Pritam along with Sreerama Chandra, Amit Mishra, Shalmali Kholgade, Antara Mitra, Nakash Aziz and Nikitha. Actors Vaani Kapoor and Nushrat Bharucha will also perform at the event. ‘IIFA Rocks’ will be hosted by Kartik Aaryan and Ayushmann Khurrana. The 19th edition of NEXA IIFA awards will be held at Siam Niramit Theatre, Bangkok, from June 22 to 24. —PTI STAR APPEAL: (L-R) Bobby Deol, Varun Dhawan, Rekha and Kriti Sanon at the announcement of the 19th edition of the IIFA Awards 2018 Thailand, in Mumbai. PTI
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