12012019-LSTL-01.qxd 1/11/2019 8:01 PM Page 1 c m y b EMRAAN HASHMI NOT HAPPY Emraan Hashmi’s upcoming feature Cheat India is now Why Cheat India after the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) reportedly raised objections to its title. However, the actor is clearly not amused. PTI TRIBUNE Keen eye Jeanine Mason attends the launch of Roswell, New Mexico at The CWs Crashdown on Sunset Experience in West Hollywood, California. AFP LUDHIANA | SATURDAY | 12 JANUARY 2019 Starry affair ❝ MY CO-STAR’S JOURNEY CAN’T BE A BAROMETER FOR ME. WE ALL HAVE OUR INDEPENDENT JOURNEYS AND DESTINATIONS TOO Young delegation from Bollywood meets PM Narendra Modi Yami Gautam in a still from Uri BORDERING on truth Nonika Singh It’s an image makeover for her. From a sweet girl-next-door, Yami Gautam is playing an intelligence officer in Uri; something that excites her no end HE moment Yami Gautam heard the word officer, she conjured up a set image of how they act and behave. Till the director Aditya Dhar told her intelligence officers (she plays one in Uri) do not carry any chip on their shoulders; are as real and normal as the person you could be having tea with. So with the brief crystal clear and no reference points from real life, she decided to play it natural and organic. Indeed, Yami, so far seen in these wonderful sweet girl characters, turns a bit of a badass here mouthing some heavy duty one-liners. Her part may not be stellar in an all-men world here, but it certainly is one that marks a departure from the pining sweetheart and grieving wives Indian war movies have so far showcased women as. Yami agrees that there are few Indian movies like Border, Lakshya and T Prahaar that merit mention. But she also reminds that Uri isn’t a war film, but about a covert operation and, more importantly, about the Indian Army which we need to be proud of. During the making of the film, where she met some real survivors, her understanding of Indian Army, the sacrifices they make and the exemplary work they do, has ❝ IT’S HERE IN CHANDIGARH THAT I LEARNT TO LISTEN AND BE PATIENT, TO NOT THINK OF MYSELF AS SOMEONE IMPORTANT, RATHER DO MY GROUNDWORK. I LIKE SIMPLICITY. only evolved and gone many notches above. Not too long ago she acted in Total Siyapaa, an Indo-Pak love story, which featured Pakistani singer-actor Ali Zafar. Today, it is Uri perceived to be antiPakistan. INDEPENDENT JOURNEY Uri she deems is an anti-terrorism film not against any country and has to be seen in the light of dastardly Uri attacks. As for Total Siyaapa, she insists, “It came in a different time, when there was no ban on Pakistani actors. Of course, actors are not our enemy and let’s hope there will be better times ahead for both countries.” As for her innings in Bollywood, she is slightly miffed when questions about her co-star of Vicky Donor, Ayushmann Khurrana, making it big surface. “My costar’s journey can’t be a barometer for me. We all have our independent journeys and destinations too.” Clearly, her real destination is miles away. Right now she is happy with what she has achieved and her heart is full of gratitude for all the directors, right from Shoojit Sircar to Aditya Dhar, who have chosen her to be part of their films. The hit; flop meter of her films doesn’t affect her really. Says she, “When I was watching Batti Gul Meter Chalu a day prior to its release, I had this gut feeling that it may not work, but I was not shattered. See we are in a profession and in a city where the pace is so rapid that it’s very easy to be swayed either way.” CHANDIGARH GIRL What makes her maintain equanimity are her Chandigarh roots. It’s here in the City Beautiful that she learnt how to take failure in stride just as one embraces success. “What matters is whether I have given hundred per cent and in Uri, we all have given more than that.” She is more than proud to be part of the film that salutes the Indian Army. In the film Yami may not have donned the uniform, but she is all for more women in the Army and in combat roles. During the special screening of Uri for the Army, she was told by none else than a colonel himself how men and women are no different. firstname.lastname@example.org c m y b It was an iconic day for Bollywood on Thursday as several young stars came together and met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. This young delegation was headed by Karan Johar and included Ayushmann Khurrana, Vicky Kaushal, Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Rajkummar Rao, Bhumi Padnekar, Sidharth Malhotram, Varun Dhawan, Ekta Kapoor, Rohit Shetty amongst others. The actors spoke about various issues concerning the Industry and thanked and acknowledged PM for GST change and giving space to the industry to connect. Karan Johar took to Twitter to share an epic selfie ‘Filmmakers should be celebrated’ Filmmaker Ashvin Kumar, who still awaits a censor certificate for the release of his film No Fathers In Kashmir, says censorship has no place in modern democracy. The filmmaker, son of celebrated veteran fashion designer Ritu Kumar, is himself an Oscar nominated talent. He has been struggling to get a U/A certificate for his new movie. “Censorship has no place in modern democracy, filmmakers should be celebrated not suspected, it’s a colonial anachronism in the era of internet. While harassment may not be intentional or personal or political, it’s built into a system which makes it tough to give benefit of doubt,” Ashvin tweeted on Friday. No Fathers in Kashmir is a love story between two 16-year-olds whose fathers have disappeared in Kashmir with no certainty of their return. — IANS A still from No Fathers In Kashmir of these young actors along with PM Modi. Karan wrote, “Powerful and timely conversations can bring about change and this was one of what we hope will become a regular conversation. Meeting the Honorable Prime Minister @narendramodi today was an incredible opportunity.” He added, “As a community, there is a huge interest to contribute to nation building. There is so much that we want to do. And can do and this dialogue was towards how and what ways we can do that. When the youngest country (in demography) joins hands with the largest movie industry in the world, we hope to be a force to reckon with.” Off the charts Singer Lady Gaga’s collaboration with rapper R. Kelly has been removed from streaming services. The song, Do What U Want (With My Body), was removed approximately 18 hours after Gaga tweeted her apology for working with Kelly, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women, as featured in last week’s Lifetime documentary Surviv- LADY GAGA ing R. Kelly. Official videos for the 2013 song have been removed from YouTube as well. — IANS
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