24012019-LSTL-01.qxd 1/23/2019 8:13 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE First take Casey Affleck’s latest directorial, Light Of My Life, is set to have its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival. The film also features Elisabeth Moss. PTI LUDHIANA | THURSDAY | 24 JANUARY 2019 PHOTOS: MANOJ MAHAJAN ❝ ART CAN BE A GREAT MEDIUM TO START A CONVERSATION, TO ENGAGE CHILDREN IN CRITICAL THINKING AND BRING CONCERNS TO THE FOREGROUND Ranveer Singh ‘Rap has always excited me’ Bollywood star Ranveer Singh, who is scoring chartbuster success with his hip-hop artiste avatar for Gully Boy, says he had an affinity towards the genre since his childhood and loves music by Eminem. Ranveer, who has been showcasing his versatility film after film, and is fresh off the box-office hit Simmba, plays a street rapper in Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy. He has sung four songs in the album. Two of the tracks — Asli Hip Hop and Apna Time Aayega — have found many fans. “Hip-hop is something that’s very alive inside me and always has been ever since I was a kid. I have a natural affinity and inclination towards it, and I was thrilled to be in Zoya’s film because I had always wanted to do such a film,” Ranveer said. It was because of his passion towards the genre that he could sink his teeth deep into the role in the film, which also stars Alia Bhatt. Childhood passion “I think I was in Class 3 or 4 when I first got into hiphop. I loved listening to Snoop Dog, Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G, while growing up and I have been into that kind of music ever since. “I used to watch a lot of MTV and that’s where I first experienced it. There is a cousin of mine who migrated to the US and whenever he used to come down for summer holidays, he used to bring this music, and we used to sit and hear it all the time,” Ranveer said. Rap legends Tupac and Eminem have inspired Ranveer, shaping up the ‘hip-hop artiste’ in him. “I think Tupac’s All Eyez On Me was the first album that I had mugged up. And when Eminem made his debut... he completely blew my mind. I followed his music very closely and he became one of my most favourite artistes of all time,” he said. Known for his eclectic dressing, some of Ranveer’s earlier fashion statements were also inspired by the rappers. “I used to go through phases where I used to dress like rappers — wear baggy jeans, oversized jerseys.” — IANS VIBHA GALHOTRA One with nature Nonika Singh A NTHROPOCENE age, Stanley Brouwn's manifesto, '4000 AD', Plato's atomic patterns and professor Will Ste?en's climate change graph... when an artist digs into such scientific concepts, you can't help but wonder whether she is preparing for a climate Internationally recognised artist Vibha Galhotra’s concern for our planet is as much rooted in her aesthetics as in scientific research change summit or an art exhibition! Internationally acclaimed artist Vibha Galhotra, in Chandigarh with an exhibition Climacteric, laughs, "I often wonder whether I have become an environmental activist." But, seriously, 'in a data-driven society' she was looking for scientific answers; not, however, letting the artist in her be eclipsed. Rest assured her artistic sensibilities beat strong and clear. Sense of aesthetics Be it the work Altering Boon, made of Belgian beads, or the bed of leaves strewn all over the transformed Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi gallery... there is no mistaking her sense of aesthetics. Take her video film Manthan, the reimaging of the churning of the sea, wherein she brings to you the idea of churning of Yamuna — a metaphor for all rivers in India. Sure enough it depicts the scourge that polluted river Yamuna has become. Yet as the camera moves through sludge and slush, the poetic resonance is imminent. Indeed, environment is a huge concern with her, as love for nature dates back to childhood years. Not a very healthy child, her play time was restricted and she often spent time observing nature with which she always felt one. As an artist settled in New Delhi working with Khoj and Sawetcha, and walks in the city with her friend Sohail Azmi, led her to her muse. Out poured works in a host of mediums, most certainly in her signature material, ghungroos, as well. A lyrical work, The Flow, occupies a pride of place in the exhibition organised by Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi. Critic of globalisation Working in multimedia comes organically to her as she feels "each work demands a different medium. Back in time when I was caught in the rut of permanence of material, ghungroo it was and still is." But, today, she has come out of the demands that the market places on an artist. Funded by several international bodies and represent- Varun Dhawan to shoot in Amritsar Bhushan Kumar and Remo D’Souza’s kick-started their seven-day long shooting schedule in Amritsar on Wednesday. The team, which includes Varun Dhawan, Bhushan Kumar, Remo D’souzaand LizelleD’souza, visited the Golden Temple to take blessings before getting started with the film’s shoot. Although it’s been hailed as the third installment of ABCD, Bhushan confirms that the film is not a part of any franchise and that they will reveal the title soon. “It’s a completely original concept that we are planning to spin into a franchise,” he stated. Bhushan Kumar added that they would be shooting for a Punjabi wedding song, followed by a few emotional BIG break Punjabi star Ammy Virk to play Balwinder Singh Sandhu in 83 Ammy Virk has joined the cast of 83 and the Punjabi singeractor will play the role of Indian bowling great Balwinder Singh Sandhu in the sports drama. Led by Ranveer Singh, the film will chronicle India’s win under Kapil Dev’s captainship, when the Men in Blue defeated West Indies in the final to clinch their first-ever World Cup trophy in 1983. The film, to be directed by Kabir Khan, marks Virk’s Bollywood debut. “Sat Shri Akaal. Thanks everyone for so much love... I am going to make my Bollywood debut... thank you so much,” Virk wrote while tagging Singh, Khan and the official handle of Reliance Entertainment. Sandhu played an instrumental role, both as a batsman and a bowler, in the final against West Indies and had famously clean bowled Gordon Greenidge. The former Indian player is also training the cast for the film. The much-awaited film will release on April 10, 2020. The film 83 has been produced by Madhu Mantena, Vishnu Induri and Khan, and presented by Reliance Entertainment. — PTI sequences featuring Varun and his reel-life family. After this, they would fly off to London for a 40-day schedule that begins on February 10. Shraddha Kapoor, who will be seen sharing the screen with Varun once again, is currently learning different dance forms with Remo’s team and will join the unit in London. When Anupam met Jimmy Veteran actor Anupam Kher on Wednesday met Jimmy Fallon and said that he admires the TV show host’s work. Anupam, who has featured in Hollywood film The Silver Linings Playbook, among many others, tweeted a selfie along with Fallon, who is the host of The Tonight Show. “When you meet someone, whose work you admire, says he is a fan of your work, it is a wonderful and a humbling feeling. Thank you dear Jimmy Fallon for your warmth, appreciation and generosity,” Anupam captioned the image. On the Bollywood front, the 63-year-old actor’s latest release is The Accidental Prime Minister, which is about former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s tenure. — IANS c m y b ANUPAM KHER JIMMY FALLON ed by Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, she negotiates her way through market forces. A strong critic of globalisation, where water and air too sell, where advertisements are no more than mockery; however, she is not sounding the bugle that doomsday is around the corner. Only borrowing the poetic words of Chinky Sinha, she is praying for the river, for the earth and all the while asking a pertinent question — who owns the earth and what is our responsibility. Clear vision So, can artists help reverse the change in a country where environment seems to be nobody’s business? She is positive, “Art can be a great medium to start a conversation, to engage children in critical thinking and bring concerns to the foreground.” So you and I may curl up our noses True homecoming An alumna of Government College of Art, Chandigarh, the exhibition for Vibha Galhotra is a homecoming of sorts. Looking back, she muses, “The college provided an atmosphere to imagine and dream, and Le Corbusier’s architecture subconsciously influenced me to integrate my work within the landscape.” in disgust each time we encounter the garbage mountain en route our way to Delhi. Trust an artist to not look the other way but to curate an exhibition around melting snows, shrinking rivers and disappearing islands. How she pays heed to the mourning of the river and makes us hear it too... check out her immersive exhibition, which while rejecting the idea of spectacular, creates a vision. (Opening today at Punjab Lalit Kala Akademy, Punjab Kala Bhawan; on till February 9) nonikasingh @tribunemail.com Akshay, Kareena back on screen Akshay Kumar revealed that he and Kareena Kapoor Khan started shooting for their upcoming project Good News on Wednesday. The duo has featured in films like Ajnabee, Aitraaz, Bewafa, Dosti: Friends Forever, Tashan and Kambakkht Ishq. Akshay made the announcement on Twitter sharing a still from 2009's Kambhakkt Ishq and a shot from the sets of Good News. "2009 to 2019, the #GoodNews is that not much has changed, or so we hope... First day of shoot it is, do send in your best wishes #10YearChallenge #KareenaKapoorKhan," the actor wrote. Kareena also had a cameo in Akshay's Gabbar is Back, which was released in 2015. Good News is set to be released on September 6. — PTI
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