05LS01A.qxd 4/4/2014 8:08 PM Page 1 c m y b saturday | april 5 | 2014 | chandigarh TRIBUNELIFE+STYLE BRAND NEW AVATAR Chidiya Ghar is the story of a fun-loving family. Mayuri, played by Debina Bonnerjee, suggested to the creative team to change her avatar in the series in a bid to add an element of fun. PAGE 4 Þ FARHAN IS PROTECTIVE OF GIRLS Farhan Akhtar is extremely protective of the girls in his team.His manager and hair stylist are both girls and Farhan has often spoken to them about not taking their safety lightly. PAGE 5 Þ A FRIENDLY WEB Kritika Kamra has always wanted to do 'everything'. Picked to act on small screen right outside her college, Kritika followed where work took her — to Mumbai and chose to stay. PAGE 6 Þ Elections are always a gala event. And when a couple of candidates are from B-Town, the brightness only grows. Here's getting up, close and personal with the candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls from Chandigarh… Manpriya Singh Poll affair S UDDENLY, the city so far defined by French architecture is making news for its four candidatures. By now, we know the issues they stand for, the promises they've made and the claims at stake. Perhaps, in the heat of election campaign what remains overshadowed is the other side of our to-be representative. What do they like, how do they arrive, what are their tastes in films, music, fashion and the like. After all, the people ought to know every bit of their elected leader. In brief conversation with 'the famous four' beyond the chaos of election crowds… Star power: Kirron Kher, BJP It's not easy getting five minutes with the lady who is shuttling between myriad things. "You have five minutes and by chance if I'm able to answer only two three of your questions, I'll call you back." Kirron Kher Wave of change: Gul Panag, AAP Well, she is the girl who's got everything going for her — affiliation to a party that has redefined the struggle for The Lower House, a promise that political awakening holds and the youth that have come out in support with a vengeance. We've seen the Chandigarh girl Gul Panag ride a bike on her wedding, play all the frills onscreen and ride a cycle for election campaigning. No wonder then, getting through the otherwise accessible and media savvy Gul, has been next to impossible! Courtesy her busy schedule. Her father Lt Gen H.S Panag, shares, "All the other parties have former election experiences, which is not the case with Gul. She is personally looking after the planning and ideation, and is campaigning from morning to evening." It's a marked shift from a glam- orous image to salwar kurtas, the trademark AAP topi and sans the make-up look. Whether a carefully worked out look or a natural progression, she has managed to convince us of the change. I like to unwind: By spending time with my family and my brother's pet Bruno. My energy drink: Chai. I'm a tea person and a cup of tea refreshes me instantly. My political icons: Margaret Thatcher. One thing about me: I love to run around for one hour everyday but have been managing only half-an-hour for the past couple of weeks. These days, I've been sleeping for only four hours. In election mode: Jeans, boots and a comfortable kurta. I've always been more or less a jeans and a tee person. How I arrive: For elections, I'm using my husband's Mahindra Scorpio. I just doze off to sleep. My energy drink: It is water. Sometimes I like it with lemon. But I want to make it clear that I do not have mineral water. My political icons: Sardar Patel; then it would be Vajpayee Ji and Narendra Modi. One thing about me: People think I'm very strong and tough, but I am quite sensitive also. In election mode: I like to wear salwar kameez with chappals when campaigning. It is the most comfortable. How I arrive: I am campaigning in a Toyota Innova. Experienced hand: Pawan Kumar Bansal, Congress Literally, he is the man of the moment. The political stalwart is surrounded by three women aspirants, but it doesn't bother. Life has always been about long days that start at 5.30 in the morning. "These days, the only casualty is the morning walks and serenity of The Sukhna Lake," he only shares and states clearly that it is not a complaint. Pawan Kumar Bansal is ready and raring to go. His day is not complete unless he has discussed the day's happening with the family and spent some time with them. Kudos! I like to unwind: Getting involved with family members and spending Bold demeanour: Jannat Jahan, BSP Even amidst a deluge of Btown graduates and a political veteran, she has managed to grab eyeballs, hold onto her own and make people take notice. For Jannat Jahaan, these days, "work has overshadowed all other routines, but it is worth it." Thankfully, she is bolder than politically correct and takes pride in "calling a spade a spade." She adds, "I have a very eclectic taste in music but as far as movies are concerned, it is only mainstream Bollywood for me. Hindi films rock!" That's quite real! I like to unwind: At the end of the day, I like to spend time with my children and relax. Once in a while I like to catch up on some means business even when she is super busy! From walking the ramp as a showstopper at the recently held Lakme Fashion Week to canvassing for votes; it is not even much of a switch for the lady. "Even while doing theatre, I've taken plays to small towns and villages…I've interacted with people from all walks of life through the reality show India's Got Talent." I like to unwind: By generally reading at the end of the day, but these days that has not been possible since I've been getting only 4-5 hours of sleep. These days television and new channels before hitting the bed. These days, four to five hours of sleep is all I can manage. My energy drink: Water, water and only water. My political icons: I emulate Baba Saheb Ambedkar for his universally relevant messages of peace, love and harmony. One thing about me: I bluntly call a spade-a-spade. I work hard and always deliver my promises. In election mode: I favour Indian-wear. It is salwar kameez while campaigning and some dressier suits while stepping out. How I arrive: It is in either Audi Q5 or a Ford Endeavour. c m y b time with them. I also listen to discourses and sometimes read religious texts at the end of the day. My energy drink: It is a glass of water. My political icons: Rajiv Gandhi. He could foresee the importance of technology back then. He had a vision as to what the advent of technology could do in our lives. One thing about me: I like to begin my day with Pranayama and Yoga. In election mode: I like to sport a crisp white kurta pajama. During evenings out, I prefer Nehru style bandhgala suits. How I arrive: In a Honda City or a Mitsubishi Pajero. firstname.lastname@example.org THE UPDATE ON BAJIROA MASTANI Kareena Kapoor is one of the contenders for the female lead in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Bajirao Mastani. PAGE 5 Þ
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