10012019-LSTL-01.qxd 1/9/2019 7:46 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Spotted! Bollywood actor Yami Gautam during a promotional event for her upcoming film Uri: The Surgical Strike in New Delhi. —PTI LUDHIANA | THURSDAY | 10 JANUARY 2019 When he was bunking REKHA WITH MANISHA KOIRALA ‘Wanted to tell my story’ Actress Manisha Koirala, who has penned a book titled Healed, says she just wanted to tell her story of her battle with cancer to people through her writing. Manisha, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012 went in for treatment and was declared cancer-free by mid-2014. Talking about her journey in overcoming the disease, Manisha said: “I feel it was a kind of gift for me from life. Whenever we face any difficulties, we get upset about it but I feel difficulties comes in our life to teach us something that we didn’t knew about ourselves. It gives something good in return. When I was diagnosed with cancer that time, I was traumatised but when I look back, I feel it has given me new perspective to see life in a different light and lot of hope about many things in life. It also made me realize that how important my life and health is to me.” Manisha launched Healed : How Cancer Gave Me a New Life along with Mahesh Bhatt, Gulshan Grover, Anupam Kher, Imtiaz Ali, Amruta Fadnavis, Deepti Naval, Rekha and Dia Mirza on Tuesday in Mumbai. Asked Manisha whether she felt emotional while writing the book, she said: “Indeed it was because to be able to remember everything in detail and to be able to revisit those memories and stay with that was really painful.” —IANS (L-R)Bhagyashree, Manisha, Rekha, Aditi Govitrikar & Amruta Fadnavis paranthas in the wee hours at Sector 17 and Sector 11, food in the DAV College, girl’s hostel.” And of all the things he misses about hostel life, food is the last thing. “I don’t miss the hostel food at all. In fact, I gave the hostel food a neat miss even while I was there.” Which he pretty much did to lectures as well, as he admits to being, “a no bencher, first or last whatever. As I’d always be outside the class.” Wherein he probably learnt a lot more. “I learnt team spirit, made a lot of friends, learnt how to cheat. That was the phase where a lot of character building happened.” The songs, the lyrics, the word play, most of it come from his education, the fact that he reads. “I don’t read these days as there’s no time.” E VEN those who harbour a clear and snobbish disdain for catchy and meaningless lyrics can’t help but give it to Badshah for a few things. Remember this artiste almost nicknamed all the disc jockeys of the nation to DJ Wale Babu. His songs connect and entertain and how—a fact corroborated by his presence in every alternate single hitting the chartbusters. We expect a lot of word play coming from the rapper, but what we don’t expect is a lot of insight into the psychology of the young and a few bits about his personal life. “I learnt a lot during college days at PEC. Those are the most memorable days of my life,” he settles down to take a Here he is, an example of someone who learnt life’s lessons outside the classrooms. Meet Badshah, the ‘no bencher ’, who is ruling music charts & hearts volley of questions from all sections of the press a few hours before his performance at Elante Mall in the evening. Speaking of PEC he has gone through his fair share of what every youngster in Chandigarh has, “Tasting Olivia Colman’s The Favourite leads the race for this year’s British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards 2019 nominations with 12 nods. Behind it come Bohemian Rhapsody, First Man, Roma and A Star Is Born with seven nominations apiece; Vice has six nominations, BlacKkKlansman five, and Cold War and Green Book four each. Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Mary Poppins Returns, Mary Queen of Scots and Stan & Ollie have three nominations each. Each of the …because he is Badshah ■ Ask him about his strong affinity for luxury brands, half a dozen of which he is sporting at any given public interaction and he quips, “It’s a mental disorder. Bahut kharaab aadat hai. But it’s okay that’s the only bad habit I have. A lot of people have a lot many worse addictions. Mine is still relatively harmless.” ■ Be it love, life in general or luxury labels, there is a fair amount of reverse psychology at play and the one he understands completely. “Bahut saari cheezein toh maine ego main hi khareed li. For instance my Merc. I remember going for a test drive in a Swift when the sales person asked about what car I came in. Then suddenly he says that their car has gone for servicing.” VICE three main actresses in The Favourite—Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, and Emma Stone— scored nominations. Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga landed Best Actor and Actress nominations for A Star Is Born, and Cooper was nominated in an all-male Best Director list. The Favourite will compete with A Star Is Born, BlacKkKlansman, Green Book and Roma for Best Film but surprisingly, after its success at Golden Globes, Bohemian Rhapsody was snubbed India cricketer Hardik Pandya Wednesday apologised after being slammed for making what many construed as misogynistic and sexist remarks on Koffee With Karan, saying he got “carried away by the nature” of the show. The 25-year-old all-rounder has provoked a backlash after the comments he made on the celebrity chat show hosted by film maker Karan Johar, in which he appeared with India teammate K L Rahul. Taking to Twitter, Pandya posted, “After reflecting on my comments on Koffee with Karan, I would like to apologise to everyone concerned who I may have hurt in any way. “Honestly, I got a bit carried away with the nature of the show. In no way did I mean to disrespect or hurt anyone’s sentiments. Respect.” —PTI Catch him at… BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY A Star Is Born Pandya apologises for comments on TV show PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL Manpriya Singh What’s your Favourite? Olivia Colman’s The Favourite leads BAFTA Awards 2019 nominations ‘Sorry, got carried away’ THE FAVOURITE in the category. Colman is competing with Glenn Close (The Wife), Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born), Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) and Viola Davis (Widows) for Leading Actress trophy. In the Leading Actor category, Christian Bale (Vice), Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born), Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody), Steve Coogan (Stan & Ollie) and Viggo Mortensen (Green Book) are vying for the honour. Claire Foy (First Man), Rachel Weisz (The Favourite), Emma Stone (The Favourite), Margot Robbie (Mary Queen Of Scots) and Amy Adams (Vice) are in the race to win the c m y b Supporting Actress accolade. Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman), Mahershala Ali (Green Book), Richard E Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Sam Rockwell (Vice) and Timothee Chalamet (Beautiful Boy) gained nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category. In the Best Outstanding British Film category, Beast, McQueen, Stan & Ollie, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite and You Were Never Really Here are pitted against each other. When it comes to Best Animated Film, Isle Of Dogs, Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse and Incredibles 2 earned the nod. —IANS In Chandigarh as a part of the promotions for his Punjabi outing Do Dooni Punj as a producer, though he can’t talk about his future plans, he definitely drops in a few hints. “You’ll soon see me acting in a lead role. It’s a Hindi film and is a comedy.” The rest, he is not allowed to share. As for production, what makes them know how to back a project is a complex process. At this point chips in Amrit Mann, “You learn a lot from a movie that hasn’t done well either.” firstname.lastname@example.org I was born to do Gully Boy Actor Ranveer Singh, who plays a street rapper in Gully Boy, says he was born to do the coming-of-age musical film. Ranveer spoke at the trailer launch of Gully Boy along with his co-star Alia Bhatt, the film’s director Zoya Akhtar and producers Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani in Mumbai on Wednesday. In the film, the Padmaavat actor plays a street rapper who dreams big. Ranveer has had a brush with rapping himself. He had rapped a bit in the title track of his second film Ladies vs Ricky Bahl. “When somebody told me about the script of Gully Boy, I told them that it is my film. If any other actor would have been a part of this film instead of me then I would have got burnt with jealousy. I was born to do Gully Boy and I knew only I can pull off this character.” Ranveer said it is a special film for him for too many reasons. “It’s a coming together of too many things that are dear to me. It has rap, hip-hop music which I loved since I was a kid and it is set in my motherland Mumbai.” Sharing his experience of working with the film’s cast and crew, Ranveer said: “Working with Zoya was an amazing experience. She is really more than a director to me. She is my friend and confidante. She is so special to me in my life as a person more than a director. —IANS Surgery done, all is okay Veteran actor-filmmaker Rakesh Roshan says “all is okay” after he underwent surgery for throat cancer. He will be back home in a day or two. Rakesh underwent the surgery at a hospital in Mumbai on Tuesday. On Wednesday morning, he replied in a message: “I am feeling all right, thank you. Surgery is done and all is okay. God is great. I am going to be back home on Friday or Saturday.” A source close to him revealed: “Ever since the diagnosis, Rakeshji has been upbeat, cheerful and not at all daunted by the setback. He went into surgery with his wife, brother (composer Rajesh Roshan), son Hrithik and daughter Sunaina by his side and the surgery went smoothly.” In an earlier conversation, Rakesh had said: “I’ve always been a fighter and I believe in karma. I’ve always tried to do the right things in life.”—IANS
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