14XL01A.qxd 9/13/2012 7:02 PM Page 1 FRIday | september 14 | 2012 | ludhiana TRIBUNELIFE+STYLE PREITY POSTPONES ISHKQ IN PARIS Preity Zinta has further postponed the release of her upcoming home-production Ishkq In Paris to November 2. The film was expected to release on September 21, but later it was postponed to October 5. PAGE 4 Þ AKSHAY DOUBLES UP While some actors rarely get any double roles, Akshay Kumar, who was seen in a double role in Rowdy Rathore, a couple of months ago, will again be seen enacting two characters in his upcoming action comedy Khiladi 786. PAGE 4 Þ WINGS OF DESIRE Chicken snacks are very popular for hors 'devours and form an ideal accompaniment with a drink in the evening. Usually, it is a norm to serve the favourite chicken tikka or a dish of dry chilli chicken. PAGE 6 Þ B-TOWN'S SIZZLING NEW PAIRS Many actors, both established and new, are teaming up with others for the first time. Kareena will now be seen with Arjun Rampal and Randep Hooda. PAGE 4 Þ Getting lucky PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN Shammi Chabbra's directorial venture Lucky Kabootar brings together actors Eijaz Khan, Sanjay Mishra and Kulraj Randhawa. Here's catching up with them as they shoot in Chandigarh… SCREEN SHOT: (L-R) EIJAZ KHAN, KULRAJ RANDHAWA AND SHAMMI CHABBRA Jasmine Singh Romantic at heart Jasmine Singh While the audiences sitting in the theatre laughed their hearts out seeing the characters of Punjabi movie Ajj De Ranjhe whip up punches, dressed as an inspector a well-known face, made the actress fall in love (on screen) with his charisma and romantic gaze. Neither had people seen that before nor the actor and 'must-have comedian of every Punjabi movie — Gurpreet Ghuggi. This is for the first time that Punjabi audiences saw a streak of romantic actor in him, with of course the humourous touch. You cannot for once take away the comic lava that flows in his veins. Here, the volcano erupts yet again. Gurpreet Ghuggi turns a romantic with Punjabi movie Ajj De Ranjhe. His comic vein, however, continues to throb… This floppy worked I have always been very sure of what I can do. I know for a fact that neither comedy nor romance can be faked. I probably had this romantic floppy lying inside me somewhere; now that I have used it and it has worked also let's see how it shapes up. In Ajj De Ranjhe' the role demanded a romantic angle, so I shaped up my personality according to it. It's all about IQ Many movies are being made on this genre, which is a good thing, but what scares me is that out of the 50 people making comedy, two or three will give good comedy and the others will just offer below-the-belt humour. How much juice can you extract from a sugarcane or lemon? For people to make good comedy the entire team should be of mavericks and their IQ level should also match. We don't have an Indian Penal Code that would allow only some people to make comedy! When I become a director I still feel that I have to see some deep emotions in Punjabi films. If I were to be a director, I would pull out talent through a chimta from the actors. Anyways, this is what directors always try to do within the time constraints. I was once a small cloud I used to do theatre as well as serious roles in serials, but they were never noticed. It was like a cloud that wasn't noticed. But no regrets, I would want to do whatever I possibly can with the given platform. Now, a comic romantic actor I am not in the race to excel in Bollywood; I want to contribute my best to Punjabi cinema and this is what I am doing. Maybe, I would want to play a comic romantic character now. Akki and me I am already working on the script of the Punjabi movie that is being made under Akshay Kumar's banner and my production house. It would be a email@example.com good thing to see. They keep coming back, pretty regularly now; in 'vain' haphazardly parked vanity vans with a bunch of people permanently parked outside! Then there is another group of 'we-mean-serious-business' guys (the production unit), each one wearing a baseball cap, and then a serious-looking guy, who comes across as the most-hassled. Movie crews coming to Chandigarh are a regular affair now! This time it is Shammi Chabbra's directorial venture Lucky Kabootar that gets parked in the happening market of Chandigarh — Sector-17. A Bollywood film with a Punjabi backdrop, it boasts of an interesting star cast Eijaz Khan, Kulraj Randhawa and Sanjay Mishra, who have been lucky in their own right. We dig in more. Direct point: Shammi Chabbra Shammi Chabbra has directed a couple of music videos before taking up the film Lucky Kabootar. An entertainer, the movie will have the right mix of comedy, action and family drama. Shammi, who has dedicated his first project to Late Raj Kanwar, says he has a different advice for the audiences this time. "Lucky Kabootar is fun film, a comedy with lots of thrilling moments. "It is a Bollywood film with a Punjabi backdrop, in a place called Luckypur. It is the story of two lead characters, Eijaz Khan, who plays Lucky Singh, and Kulraj Randhawa, who plays Lakshmi, and how their dreams come true at one point, crash in another instant and how they rebuild them again," he says. Lucky Kabootar, produced by Anita Raj Kanwar and Karan Raj Kanwar, is being shot in Chandigarh and peripheral areas of Punjab. The film will have songs from Mika, Sukhwinder Singh, Sunidhi Chauhan and Labh Janjua. Actor calling: Eijaz Khan He made every Punjabi girl fall in love even as he hit the screen with his sexy smile and turbaned look in Tanu Weds Manu. Actor Eijaz Khan wouldn't divulge much on his role in Lucky Kabootar, but it was his role in Tanu Weds Manu that gets him to talk. "I wasn't convinced about the role in the first go but my director was, so I went along with it. However, I definitely prepared for the role, I grew my beard for almost a year and got the guy on the set to tie me a turban the way it should be," he says. This is how an actor prepares! "I respected the role completely, I wouldn't smoke when I was in the get-up," adds Eijaz, who is currently focusing only on films. "I am being approached to play the same kind of role as in Tanu Weds Manu, but I wouldn't mind doing something that is different." Role call: Kulraj Randhawa Her dimpled smile and beautiful face sparkles as she plays her character in Lucky Kabootar. "Everyone expects me to play a Punjabi girl; I think I should now play Lakshmi," she laughs. firstname.lastname@example.org Laugh it off: Sanjay Mishra It is hard to remember a good comedy film with Sanjay Mishra pulling a few gags. In Lucky Kabootar; he plays a 'baba' and is pretty excited about the role. But stereotype is one word that gets treated in a different way. "Even Amitabh Bachchan does stereotype roles; actors try to be different in their own way. I am doing a film with Rajat Kapoor where I play interesting character," he adds. A pass-out from the National School of Drama, Sanjay is not doing theatre because he wants to concentrate on one thing at a time. "I want to justify whatever I am doing. Theatre is a full-time job and I am not getting very interesting roles for theatre as well." Diplomats and briefcases are the latest to catch a woman's fancy when it comes to handbags this season On a purse string Jigyasa Kapoor Chimra Handbags have always been a woman's proud possession. Just like apparels, they change with every season. And with the beginning of the autumn/winter season, new collections have hit the market, what we see are bags of different shapes, sizes and of course bright colours, going against the norm that bags in fall and winter should be darker and simpler. "Diplomats and briefcases are among the new models of this autumn/winter collection. Though the sizes vary, but it is the perfect choice for a working woman. Other than that we have the rectangular bags and clutches for the fashion conscious," says an employee from Benetton at Paras Down Town Square. "Miniature purses and wristlets are also to be seen in this season," he adds. Geometric volume is also in vogue and we see plenty of designs in cylindrical shape. Fur is another material that you see on bags this season and that can vary from a complete bag to a small inset, edge or handles made in fur (though they are not a very practical choice). "Big bags have been quite popular and they continue rising on the popularity chart," says Sanjay, manager, Shoe Tree in Sector 17. "Other than this, we have the shoulder bags which are becoming quite popular. The only change is they have become smaller and have a well-defined geometric shape. Slings like chains are also getting attention, so is suede leather in varied colours," he adds. Talking of styles, animalistic prints are also popular along with patterns and bright embroidery. Colour is a priority, so brighter, the better. The most fashionable colours of bags are black, electric blue, brown, brick red and purple. The Westside in Industrial Area has some great designs in bags. From tiny bags to chic leather ones there are envelopes, briefcase bags, clutches that you can choose from. Bag it Diplomats and briefcases are among the new models of the autumn/winter collection. ■ Miniature purses and wristlets are also to be seen this season. ■ Animal prints are popular along with patterns and bright embroidery. ■ Shoulder bags are rising in status. ■ The most fashionable colours of bags in autumn/winter are black, electric blue, brown, brick red and purple. ■
The Tribune, now published from Chandigarh, started publication on February 2, 1881, in Lahore (now in Pakistan). It was started by Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, a public-spirited philanthropist, and is run by a trust comprising four eminent persons as trustees.
The Tribune, the largest selling daily in North India, publishes news and views without any bias or prejudice of any kind. Restraint and moderation, rather than agitational language and partisanship, are the hallmarks of the paper. It is an independent newspaper in the real sense of the term.
The English edition apart, the 133-year-old Tribune has two sister publications, Punjabi Tribune (in Punjabi) and Dainik Tribune (in Hindi).