05012019-LSTL-01.qxd 1/4/2019 9:13 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Personal note Hollywood star Natalie Portman has said she knows what it feels like for a person to be sexualised, something that she has tried to show in her film Vox Lux. IANS LUDHIANA | SATURDAY | 5 JANUARY 2019 Handsome Hrithik Hrithik Roshan tops the list of World’s Most Handsome Actors 2018 ALL SMILES Actress Emma Stone arrives for the 30th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala at the Convention Centre. AFP In a list of World’s Most Handsome actors, Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan has secured the top position. Hrithik is undoubtedly one of the most good-looking celebrities in Bollywood. He has been the heartthrob of the industry and leaves fans drooling over his dance skills. His good looks, charm and winning smile can make anyone go weak in their knees. While he started his career as a model, he gained prominence with Kaho Na Pyar Hai, which was also his debut film. Following this, he delivered back-to-back hits, including Mission Kashmir, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon, Koi...Mil Gaya, Krrish, Dhoom 2 and many more. Not just India, Hrithik has enjoyed stardom globally too. And this evident given that he has been ranked top on the list of 10 Most Handsome actors in the world curated by worldstopmost.com. In fact, he left behind many stars, including Robert Pattinson, Tom Hiddleston, Henry Cavill, Noah Mills, Chris Evans, David Boreanaz and more. ‘You make me such a happy girl’ TWITTER Back to the roots Gurnaaz Kaur J EEVAY Punjab when translated means ‘Long Live Punjab’; the name itself explains that it is a tribute to Punjabiyat. An initiative by Kumar Sauravh, a chemical engineer from Ludhiana, Jeevay Punjab aims at creating a world of parallel music in Punjab. In the eight months since the foundation, Kumar and his friends, Harnoor Singh and Inderpreet Singh, have already done six successful shows in Ludhiana and are going to host a mega event in Chandigarh at the Tagore Theatre on Sunday. Be it production, video documentation, management this team of three takes care of everything. They aim to promote Punjabi folk songs. Jeevay Punjab, an initiative by three friends, wants to revive pristine notes and treat the audience to some soulful music Noble aim So, what really is Jeevay Punjab? “It’s very easy to criticise, but quite difficult to be the change. We are treading on the latter path. People complain that the lyrics in Punjabi music are full of vulgarity and violence, or show women as a commodity, but what are we CULTURE CALLING: Artistes who will perform at the Tagore Theatre on Sunday doing to stop such a practice? That’s where Jeevay Punjab comes into picture. We are creating Punjabi folk and literary songs,” tells Kumar. Poetry of legends such as Bulleh Shah, Shiv Kumar Batlavi, Nandlal Noor Puri, Peepak Jaitoyi, Surjit Pattar, Sukhwinder Amrit and Dr Jagtar are composed into songs, and are performed at these events. The love for literature comes from his childhood bed-time stories and the reference of sacrifices made by Sikh Gurus to create this land of five rivers. “My sister would narrate sakhis of Guru Arjan Dev Ji and other Gurus, and how he would write letters to his parents. The tradition of letter-writing has faded away. We are reviving that too by writ- Gurman Birdi (C) ing letters amongst us,” he says. Spirit of folk music With the view that a lot needs to be done to preserve the heritage and culture of Punjab, Jeevay Punjab is the first step in that direction. This team lines up enthralling performances by talented musicians and singers. Among the artistes who hold the stage are Rabbi Shergill, Tanvir Sandhu, Aman Dhaliwal, Gurman Birdi, Sumeet Dhillon and Manjinder Singh. In the spirit of folk music, they keep it raw and unplugged. These are songs that will take you down the memory lane; then there are some you have never heard before. Actress Anushka Sharma says her husband, cricketer Virat Kohli, always makes her happy. The Zero star, who is currently spending quality time with Kohli in Sydney, shared a cosy photograph with him on social media and wrote: “You make me such a happy girl.” Kohli is leading team India in the on-going test match series against Australia here. And to support him, Anushka is giving him a cheerful company. A few days ago, she also joined Kohli for team India’s meeting with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. The couple, who tied the knot in December 2017, recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary and New Year’s Eve here. — IANS ‘It’s fun playing a conman’ THE AUDIENCE APPLAUDS These are backed by instruments not heard that often, such as Rabab, Sarangi, Mutka, Tumbi, Harmonium and Dholak. The show is ticketed for more than one reason. Every artiste is paid and the revenue generated goes to them. Another benefit of keeping a ticket, as Kumar, says, is, “With this, we are BIR SINGH (C) A PERFORMANCE sure only those who are truly interested will pay to witness the show. The audience thus gets filtered and there is no ruckus.” GAGANJEET BALRAL c m y b Bollywood actor Arshad Warsi, who plays a conman in Fraud Saiyaan, says it’s exciting to play a character like that with a romantic streak. In the movie, Arshad plays the character of Bhola Prasad Tripathi who tricks a number of women into marrying him for their riches until one day he gets caught and falls into a fix. This is not the first time that the actor has essayed a conman on screen. “I think it is a lot of firstname.lastname@example.org ARSHAD WARSI fun playing a conman. A conman is a very interesting and amazing character in real life; making people believe in something that is not there is an art. In Fraud Saiyaan, I am playing a romantic conman, which is a whole new challenge,” Arshad said in a statement. The film also stars Saurabh Shukla and Sara Loren in key roles. Prakash Jha Productions has presented this Drama King Entertainment production, which is releasing on January 18. — IANS
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