09012019-LSTC-01.qxd 1/8/2019 7:44 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Numero uno Leave it to Jason Momoa to dominate box office charts. Aquaman retained its No. 1 spot, pulling in $30 million for a domestic haul of $259 million. —REUTERS CHANDIGARH | WEDNESDAY | 9 JANUARY 2019 These‘baggers’ are ‘You are not getting me’ Chris doesn’t want to host Oscars Comedian Chris Rock has denied any interest hosting the Oscars. The denial came on Monday night at the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) Awards dinner in Manhattan. “If it was five years ago, I could say something really offensive and funny right now, but I can’t do that anymore, so... hey!” Rock said, as he took the podium at the NYFCC Awards where he was on hand to present director Bo Burnham with the award for best first film for Eighth Grade. Continuing to do some impromptu stand-up of sorts, Rock looked into the audience at Steve Martin, who was at the award show to present the best supporting actor award to Richard E. Grant for Can You Ever Forgive Me? - and brought up the very topical subject of hosting the Oscars. “Steve Martin is here. You should host the Oscars. You’re the best. Steve Martin should host the Oscars! Because I am not doing it, goddammit! You are not getting me,” Rock said. Rock’s comments come amidst the continuously developing actor Kevin Hart saga, as the Academy’s search for an Oscars host continues. Rock has hosted the Oscars twice - first in 2005 and in 2016. —IANS choosers Manpriya Singh B A diamond may not have lost its sparkle yet, but guess what’s contending its status as a woman’s best friend? A bag, of course! the nation were sent into a tizzy trying to deconstruct the arm candy that by now we’ve seen several celebs with. Who can forget Sonam Kapoor’s outing at the Emporio in Lady Dior and Ferragamo in the movie Aisha? A bag is a woman’s best friend. And why not? There is world that gets carried around in the bags. A few interesting conversations on the ‘it’ bags… riors to help women on the go.” Who hasn’t gone through the stress of a messy and unorganised handbag? Fumbling for the keys to a hair scrunchie? “The chain shoulder bags with softly structured shape and oversized flap closures have been in since a while now. The chain straps can be worn multiple ways,” shares a former employee of Chanel boutique. FEEL THE POWER ‘Proud to helm a biopic on PM Modi’ National-Award winning filmmaker Omung Kumar says to direct a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a huge responsibility and he is proud to helm it. Kumar, who has previously directed movies like Mary Kom and Sarbjit, took to Twitter and called Modi “one the most prolific leaders in the history of India.” “To direct a biopic of a man like Narendra Modiji, who is one the most prolific leaders in the history of India, is a huge responsibility and I am proud to helm it. Vivek Oberoi to play the legend. Produced by Suresh Oberoi and Sandip Singh,” the director tweeted on Monday. The official poster of the film was launched on Monday by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. WHAT AN ARM CANDY! ACK in 2012, when Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara hit the screens, there was this dazzling (and exorbitant) non-living character that almost stole the spotlight from the entire ensemble cast. The Bagwati in question, in her sunnies and scarf, made Hermes Kelly a household name; never mind that at 12,000 euros (that was over six years ago) the ostrich skin bag is far from ever becoming a household product in India. Was it ostrich skin or was it crocodile skin? Fashion blogs across ONE FOR INVESTMENT Victoria Beckham’s latest Let alone the Leftists, even holiday collection predomi- the consumerists are likely to nantly features staple black think a bit before slinging on bags, apart from jewhalf a million bucks ellery with red on either shoulmonograms. der. “But then The most it’s not someprominent of thing you disTHE CHAIN SHOULDER BAGS bag trends card right? It WITH SOFTLY STRUCTURED are spillover stays SHAPE AND OVERSIZED FLAP from the catthrough CLOSURES HAVE BEEN IN walks of your lifetime SINCE A WHILE NOW. spring sumand somemer 2019. Sorbet thing you can colours, spherical pass on as an shaped handbags, the heirloom piece to snap- clasp bags —they all the next generation,” popped their heads out loud shrugs Chandigarhand clear. based Shubhpreet Kaur Chhina, who THE WORLD IN THERE runs her own label of Shaka Bhat, co-founder of trousseau packaging, Grab Mumbai-based leather brand Your Gift. Perhaps she is Shaka Handbags, under- talking about her classic stands how women need to black Chanel in lambskin carry their world in the hand- that set her back by Rs 4 lakh. bags. “It’s one thing that She laughs apologetically, helps a woman organise and “That’s the most expensive be systematic. We’ve re-engi- bag I have and I’m an neered the interiors and exte- absolute bag freak. It’s been ❝ Karisma Kapoor flaunts her Gucci Marmont Bag ‘Yes, I have a problem’ Celebrities are no longer scared to show their vulnerable side. Their instagram stories are not just about glitz and glamour but about their depression too Jasmine Singh Instagram confessions by celebrities, talking about their inner turmoil, their anxiety, depression and illness are in a way doing away with the stigma and offering support to common people who might be struggling with similar problem. After Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre spoke about her aggressive cancer on Instagram sharing details of how she was handling it, now actor Hrithik Roshan in his latest Instagram post has informed fans that his father Rakesh Roshan is diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the throat (throat cancer) and that senior Roshan will be undergoing a surgery for it. Hrithik also instagrammed RAKESH & HRITHIK ROSHAN a picture of himself with his father and wrote: “Asked my dad for a picture this morning... Knew he wouldn’t miss gym on surgery day. He is probably the strongest man I know. Got diagnosed with early stage squamous cell carcinoma of the throat a few weeks ago but he is in full SONALI BENDRE (SECOND FROM RIGHT) WITH HER FRIENDS spirits today as he proceeds to battle it. As a family we are fortunate and blessed to have a leader like him.” Many celebrities like Tahira Kashyap, Irrfan Khan, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Rishi Kapoor, Lady Gaga on a recent footing have spoken about their illness on social media, in a way inspiring common people to handle it head-on and not shy away from talking about it. Healing together Pain, suffering and illness are not something celebrities are immune to, they do go through the same ordeal if c m y b ■ The luxury marketing executives have really done their homework when a brand can label the price at $8000 plus and boast of a waiting period of minimum two months. That’s Chanel. And the buyers call them an investment piece, not a splurge. Especially, the 2.55 handbag and the slightly redesigned (by Karl Lagerfeld) classic flap bag. The number 2.55 represents the month and the year in which Gabrielle’s design was first introduced: February 1955. It’s said that Coco Chanel loved clutches but for practicality decided to put a strap to clutch and that how first flap bag was born. Also hidden under the flap is a little zipper that opens upwards. This is where Coco Chanel hid her love letters. ■ By now, we all know of Meghan Markle’s fashion choices and the discontinued now which transformative impact she has had on means its price has even gone smaller and lesser brands, who pay up higher. Which means you utmost detail to craftsmanship. In the last month of 2017 Meghan Markle can’t get it anywhere except made an appearance along with at auctions. That was a wise Prince Harry across a investment.” packed Nottingham Can you street carrying a argue with a tricolour leather midi lady? Not tote from then over handrelatively unknown bags! Strathberry of Scotland. Within minutes the bag was a sell out with pre- orders never stopping. Not once, or twice but at least thrice has the Duchess of Sussex been seen carrying a bag from the brand. ■ It wasn’t the first time an iconic lady’s sartorial choices catapulted a brand’s image. The Jackie bag from Gucci (named after Sonam Jackie Kennedy Kapoor at after she was often CANNES 2018 seen carrying it) carrying Bottega not just became Veneta’s iconic an instant hit and Victoria Roma bag is now one of the Beckham Gucci icons but matches the red also finds a place pumps with the of pride in Gucci glitter pocket museum in clutch Florence. detected with cancer, diabetes or mental depression like any other person. But talking about it takes a little more than just courage. Offers retired senior medical officer Param Preet Ghuman from Mohali, “We are still not comfortable talking about our illness with neigh- bours or friends or colleagues. But celebrities talking about their illness only says that they are as vulnerable and humane as we are, and if they can be open about it and fight it out, so can we.” Celebrity wife and film director Tahira Kashyap took to Instagram to talk about her breast cancer, inspiring many women with her post, which said: “I want women of all ages to be aware. I am 35, and I was returned twice over from a mammogram. If any symptoms come up, think of it as a protective force and get yourselves examined... This post is dedicated to awareness, self-love and resilience of a warrior that I know each one of us possesses”. Feeling free In the recent past, many celebrities have admitted their struggles with mental health. Deepika Padukone, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Varun Dhawan, and Kapil Sharma have been open about their problem and how they coped up with it. Not only this, recently singer Neha Kakkar shared her break-up story on Instagram, admitting that she was going through depression. Known television actor Anas Rashid from Moga would like to call each one of the above mentioned celebrities bravehearts. “They are as human as common people and this is what their posts tell us. They are not obligated to share details, but in sharing they are inspiring others who are suffering from the same illness or going through the same pain.”
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