30122017-LSCC-01.qxd 12/29/2017 7:51 PM Page 1 c m y b CHANDIGARH | SATURDAY | 30 DECEMBER 2017 | PART-I TRIBUNELIFE+STYLE KJO APOLOGISES TO BIG B ROMANCE IN THE ALPS At a recent chat show, Karan Johar had said, “I thought Amitabh Bachchan, who is not a Punjabi, also spoke Punjabi fluently in those days where I saw father (Yash Johar) talk in Punjabi with the entire film fraternity.” When Big B saw the clip, he wrote on, “No Karan... I speak Punjabi because my mother was a Sikh; that makes me a half Sikh and so I speak Punjabi .. !!!!” Karan realised his blunder and immediately replied: “Yes Amit uncle! My apologies, got that wrong....” Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon are currently holidaying in the snow-clad mountains of the Alps and are likely to ring in the New Year together at their romantic getaway. Sushant recently took to Instagram to share a glimpse of his holiday destination. In the picture, SSR and Kriti are seen jumping in the air with other friends, while posing for a picture in the middle of a snow-covered playground. Kriti also shared a picture. When stars came calling SO LONG Farhan Akhtar 2017 Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Kapoor, Neha Dhupia and more, a bevy of stars dropped down to the city during the year Hey baby! A baby is probably God’s most blissful gift a couple could ever receive. Here are some lucky celebs who were blessed with this gift this year Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Khemu became parents to a baby girl on September 29. The couple named their little one as Inaaya Naumi. planned city. Also I love the food here. I have been here for films like Veer Zara and Dil Bole Hadippa,” he shared at the time. Come September and it was time to now welcome our very own Gippy in a turbaned avatar, making his debut in Bollywood with Lucknow Central; also starring Farhan Akhtar, who came a month later for a live gig at PEC. “What a night!! What an audience!! Big hug. Will be back Chandigarh,” he had tweeted right after the event. ELEBRITY sightings, thankfully, are not a rare phenomenon in the city. Nor are the popular names who have roots in Chandigarh. The year gone by brought in a reasonably fair sprinkling of star dust. Let’s take a look at who all stopped by the City Beautiful. C The first quarter Two begin with, Bollywood actors Arjun Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar paid more than one visit, as did yesteryear actress Zeeenat Aman. While not much happened in the first quarter of the year, but come April and the city hosted a fashion night by a liquor brand, which brought along the showstopper Neha Dhupia. “I came here last year as well,” she said on her arrival in the city and spoke all about fashion, trends and style. “I still think that blue denims and a white shirt are far more stylish than anything else,” she said, just a few hours before walking the ramp as a showstopper. Till the mid-year ZEEENAT AMAN Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone have been making headlines with their relationship status since the longest time now. They have been spotted together several times but they have never accepted their relationship. Now, we hear, the two are set for a holiday together. If the grapevine is to be believed, the lovebirds will ring in the New Year in Sri Lanka. Proud parents Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Khemu Manpriya Singh NEHA DHUPIA DESTINATION SRI LANKA Come May and we got to see Shraddha Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor together for the promotions of Half Girlfriend. And hadn’t he been here before just a while ago IT’S A GIRL: Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk The Oscar-nominated actor Bradley Cooper and his Victoria’s Secret model girlfriend Irina Shayk welcomed their first child in April this year. It’s a baby girl and they have named her as Lea de Seine Shayk Cooper. They came, we saw ATHIYA SHETTY, ARJUN KAPOOR AND ILEANA D’CRUZ for the shoot of Mubarkan? “Chandigarh is like second home. We were here during the best weather and during the best time of the year, which is November and December. We shot at a couple of places, including Haveli near Karnal.” Well, and didn’t we see him again two months later in July for the promotions of Mubarkan? All dressed up and rocking it in a navy blue turban, joining Arjun Kapoor were co-stars Ileana D’Cruz and Athiya Shetty. “I was happy to tie the turban and learnt so much more about it in the process of filming the movie. There is so much of meaning and pride behind the daily act of tying a turban,” Arjun had said at the time. Well, the city accepted him with his head gear, and so To wifey, with love Akshay Kumar wishes Twinkle Khanna ‘happy birthday’ in the most adorable way did the audience at the boxoffice. Mubarkan did well and we moved onto see Gippy next in a turbaned avatar. August beginnings But before that, August brought in the cast of the movie Qaidi Band, featuring Chandigarh girl Anya Singh. While the movie didn’t do well, we got to know yet another star kid from Bollywood’s Kapoor family tree. Ranbir Kapoor’s first cousin Aadar Jain. The same month we had none other than Manish Malhotra come to the city for the felicitation ceremony of a fashion design school. The conversations, understandably, on Bollywood and bridal trends followed. “I am going for a drive in the evening. It’s the clean, green and well- Author Twinkle Khanna is celebrating her 43rd birthday in Cape Town and on her special day Akshay Kumar shared an adorable picture of the duo, along with a sweet message. Hubby Akshay took to Twitter and posted a photo to wish his “companion for life” in the sweetest way possible. The Rustom star posted a photo with wife on her birthday and wrote, “Forever making every ride full of adventure and amusement, my favourite companion for life! Happy birthday, Tina.” c m y b A couple of significant names that merit a mention are Raghavendra Rathore, who came to the city to announce and invite applications for the next batch of his fashion design school. Then we had Punjabi munda Kapil Sharma for the promotions for Firangi. About the controversies surrounding him at that time, he had said, “I was new to the industry and without any PR mechanism in place; sometimes wrong people around you influence your thoughts.” Meanwhile, we also saw Aditi Rao Hydari for the launch of a beauty store at a mall, Gauahar Khan for the launch of yet another beauty product, Punjabi singer Jasmine Sandlas for the launch of a club, Newton boy Rajkummar Rao for a special event organised by the Haryana Government. And last but definitely not the least, the star cast of Baahubali for part two of the franchise. firstname.lastname@example.org Akshay and Twinkle are currently vacationing in South Africa. The family will return to India after ringing in the New Year in their favourite country. The former actress coincidentally shares her birthday with her superstar father Rajesh Khanna. Twinkle Khanna shared a throwback photo of herself with her father and wished him on his birthday today with a tweet. On the professional front, Twinkle is all set to be a producer as her maiden production venture PadMan is all set to release on January 26. —ANI FATHER FIGURE: Karan Johar Karan Johar gave one of the biggest surprises of this year when he announced that he has become father to twins via surrogacy. The filmmaker took to his social media on Sunday, March 5 and wrote, “I am ecstatic to share with you all the two most wonderful additions to my life, my children and lifelines; Roohi and Yash.” TWIN TREAT: George and Amal Clooney Hollywood stars George Clooney and Amal Clooney became first-time parents by welcoming twins, a boy and a girl, on June 6. They named the girl as Ella and the boy is named Alexander. Their manager shared the news in a statement that read, “Ella, Alexander, and Amal are all healthy, happy and doing fine. George is sedated and should recover in a few days.” MEET ZACK: Lisa Haydon and Dino Lalvani Lisa Haydon, who is married to UK-based businessman Dino Lalvani, gave birth to a baby boy on May 17. The couple has named their son as Zack Lalvani. Lisa, whose Instagram feed is full of awe-inspiring photos all through her pregnancy, gave many some major #PreggersGoals. ALL SMILES: Esha Deol and Bharat Takhtani Hema Malini’s elder daughter, Esha Deol married businessman Bharat Takhtani in 2012. Five years after their blissful marriage, the couple became parents to a baby girl on October 20. Bharat shared, “It’s hard to express how happy I feel today! I think the baby looks like me.”
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