11072018-LSTC-01.qxd 7/10/2018 8:15 PM Page 1 c m y b CHANDIGARH | WEDNESDAY | 11 JULY 2018 TRIBUNELIFE+STYLE ACTOR TAB HUNTER DIES AT 86 DEPP SUED FOR PUNCHING CREW MEMBER POSTER OF BHAIYYAJI SUPERHITT OUT American actor Tab Hunter, who played the chiseled 1950s heartthrob in Damn Yankees! has died at the age of 86. Hunter starred in more than 40 films and was a well-known Hollywood star of the 1950s and 1960s. ANI Hollywood star Johnny Depp has been sued for allegedly punching a crew member, Gregg ‘Rocky’ Brooks, on the set of the movie City of Lies. Brooks also claimed that he was fired when he refused to sign papers saying that he wouldn’t sue the actor. ANI The first look poster of Sunny Deol’s comedy flick, Bhaiyyaji Superhitt, is finally out. The actor will be seen donning the look of a gangster in the film. The movie has been directed by Neeraj Pathak and produced by Chirag Dhariwal. ANI Former Big Boss contestant Renee Dhyani, in Chandigarh, believes nobody has played the role of a commercial sex worker with absolute perfection on the screen so far. She too has tried her best in Zee TV’s upcoming show Yeh Teri Galiyaan Code ❝ red PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR Manpriya Singh LAYING a commercial sex worker on the screen is a high-risk proposition. Tabu, Kareena, Julia Roberts, Preity Zinta, Sharmila Tagore… the list of heroines who have done it is long and compelling, and the comparisons will be unsparing. Little wonder when former Bigg Boss contestant Renee Dhyani was approached for the role of a commercial sex worker, she said an emphatic no! “Also the fact that if not portrayed well, your character and performance can easily be cheap rather than brilliant,” shares the actress, who landed a bit late (blame it on Mumbai rains and the get-up of her character) while in Chandigarh for the promotion of her upcoming prime-time television offering, Zee TV’s Yeh Teri Galiyaan. A love story, but one set against the backdrop of red light district of Kolkata’s Sonagachi. The initial no instantly turned to an eager yes, once she heard the script out - two innocent children being raised in the forbidden lanes of a red light area. A friendship commences only to be forcefully separated by destiny. Will they unite as lovers or will the societal pressure of back- P LIKE A TRUE-BLUE CHANDIGARHIAN, I CALL SECTOR 17, SATARAH. I CREDIT GERI ROUTE FOR MY MAKING IT TO ROADIES. AND SECTOR 22 IS LIKE SAROJINI AND JANPATH FOR ME. ❞ ground and lineage take over? “I was more than convinced of my suitability for the role. It is bold and not like the stereotypical sex workers we have seen previously,” shares the actress who plays the protagonist, Beauty. First brush While the shooting may not have happened in the red-light district, the research definitely took place there. “I visited that area after the shoot and the women there are like women anywhere. You’ll see a woman across the street carrying groceries for her home and yet another with a child in her lap. They are like you and me, only with a different profession.” She adds, “One thing I picked up from my character was that they use the word Duggama a lot in their speech and quite repeatedly. It stands for Durga Maa.” Not perfect, yet While she may have gone through the on screen renditions of the role by top heroines in films like Switch on the sunshine... ... is Sonali’s way of battling cancer Sonali Bendre is ‘overwhelmed to receive outpouring love’ after she revealed that she has been diagnosed with high-grade cancer. The actress, who is currently undergoing treatment in New York, took to Instagram to share how she is battling it out with the life-threatening ailment. In the latest photo, Sonali sported a short bob-cut, and was dressed in a black top and blue jeans. She expressed gratitude towards her well-wishers and thanked those who shared their survival stories or those of their loved ones. The actress added that the stories and PHOTO: INSTAGRAM love have given her immense strength, and made her feel that she is not alone. The 43-year-old star wrote, “In the words of my favourite author Isabel Allende, ‘We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome.’ The outpouring of love I’ve received in the last few days has been so overwhelming… and I’m especially grateful to those of you who shared stories of your experiences in dealing with cancer, whether it was your own or of loved ones. Your stories have given me an extra dosage of strength and courage, and more importantly, the knowledge that I’m not alone. Each day comes with its own challenges and victories and so for now, I’m taking this #OneDayAtATime. The only thing I’m trying to be consistent about is maintaining a positive outlook... literally #SwitchOnTheSunshine — it’s my way of dealing with this. Sharing my journey is also part of this process... I can only hope it reminds you that all is not lost and that someone, somewhere, understands what you’re going through.” — ANI c m y b Beyonce, Sheeran to pay a musical tribute to Mandela Bigg lesson learnt Road to Chandigarh It’s a place where she would often spend her weekends at, where her brother studied and where she has a lot of memories from. “Like a true-blue Chandigarhian, I call Sector 17, satarah. I credit Geri route for my making it to Roadies. And sector 22 is like Sarojini and Janpath for me.” We bet she has a lot to catch up on in the city post this! email@example.com While performing at Essence Festival in New Orleans, Janet Jackson remembered her late father and gave an emotional speech. “He was so strong,” said the Grammy Award-winning pop singer as she addressed her father Joe Jackson’s death. "He was so strong, and without his drive, his strength ... we wouldn't have this success. We are a black family that came from Indiana and we broke all kinds of records around the globe. That's truth," said the music icon. ANI Remembering a legend Chandani Bar, Chameli and Mandi, but nothing has impressed her completely so far. “I feel no one has done it with absolute perfection. That doesn’t mean that I have done complete justice to it. That means there has always been room for improvement in anyone’s performance.” She may have come out depressed and drained from the infamous Bigg Boss house, but it didn’t take long to shed it all. “Once I got busy with my next project, I forgot all about it,” she shares, adding, “One of the reasons I was depressed while in there was because my father was undergoing a surgery outside at the time and I am really close to my father.” She walked out, but not before learning a thing or two about different people with different mindsets. JANET JACKSON HONOURS LATE FATHER BEYONCE KNOWLES Singers Beyonce Knowles, Jay-Z and Ed Sheeran will headline a special Global Citizen Festival in honour of Nelson Mandela in South Africa on December 2. The concert, to be held at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, will mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of the anti-apartheid leader and Nobel Peace prize winner. Mandela died in 2013. Others performing at the festival include Usher, Eddie Vedder; a joint set from Pharrell Williams and Coldplay’s Chris Martin, and African artists, including Wizkid, Cassper Nyovest and Femi Kuti. Oprah Winfrey will give a keynote address on Mandela’s legacy, and other hosts will include Naomi Campbell, Forest Whitaker and Tyler Perry. The Global Citizen organisation has a stated goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030. With its Mandela 100 campaign, it hopes to bring in $1 billion. —IANS NELSON MANDELA ED SHEERAN JAY-Z
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