28012019-LSTL-01.qxd 1/27/2019 8:19 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE GOT prequel Actress Naomi Watts is guarded about the plot of GOT prequel, but says, “There are brilliant elements that make it very exciting and appealing.” —IANS LUDHIANA | MONDAY | 28 JANUARY 2019 A spring in his step Manpriya Singh OR the past couple of seasons Sabyasachi has gone all out with his grooms. Brides not so much, for the ladies have already been riding high on the wave of tradition, modernity, experimentation - you name it. From the offbeat to the quintessential and, of course, the modern — Indian bride has truly been all out there. Over to the grooms now, guys who have hitherto played it safe, but not anymore. Grooms in florals are just an extension of the idea. Sabyasachi’s grooms have been floral, colourful, eclectic…dandies if you must say. As pointed out in one of the notes accompanied by a collection or an outfit, The Peacock Dandy, that put together an Indian orange and rani pink crosscoloured kanjeevaram with traditional peacock motifs to create a royal sherwani with uncut diamond buttons. Did that sound like the outfit of a bride? Exactly what the ace designer means by one of his posts, “You just need to take a look at history to see for yourself how exuberant and extravagant bridal and formal Indian menswear can be.” Well the nation saw that with his real-life groom Ranveer Singh; out-of-the-box and not a notch less than the bride. Never mind the memes. F The collection Kehkashaan by Rohit Bal as showcased @ ICW in 2016 had several options of heavy floral embroidery for grooms Indian weddings are extravagant, the brides exquisite. Joining in is the groom, no more playing it safe and instead all set to match up in florals, from embroidered to pastels to eclectic A groom by Anita Dongre; (R) A model walks for Anushree Reddy at Lakme Fashion Week WF ‘17 BRIGHT & BEAUTIFUL Not that florals for Designer Sabysachi is known to deck up his grooms in all shades of floral prints men had been unheard of. With Rohit Bal, putting his men, all out there in rich colours and bold floral sherwanis in brocade fabric, way back in 2014 at India Couture Week in his work titled Ivory Collection. It was only a matter of time when with each season many more joined the bandwagon; floral motifs, prints, embroidery— sherwanis came a long way from the unsure self-prints in muted tones. Talking about men’s fashion in general, Ashish Jain, director of the brand Camla Barcelona, reflects on the universal difference between grooms vis-a-vis brides. “Talking about the big day, brides come to our mind first. But we must not forget that it’s a big day for the grooms too.” He adds, “Grooms definitely are taking away the limelight these days. The reason is the evolution in the style they carry,” while talking about the out-of-thebox options that grooms of today have in experimenting not just with colours but even patterns. “Incorporating colours is a playful task. It needs experimentation and guts to carry it, especially on the D-Day.” UPS-A-DAISY One can’t stand out while playing safe and this is something men’s wear designers realised a tad too late. Nods Anoop Rawal, Ludhianabased menswear designer “Many a time grooms still walk to me saying they want the safe, muted outfits, because, let’s face it, how many men have hot pink in their wardrobe anyway. Be it the desire to match up to their vibrant brides or be it the plethora of bright, floral options that men now have, they have finally come to accept flowers and colours in their wedding wardrobe.” From florals for spring to florals for brides and happily we now have florals for grooms. Get serious, he is the rising star Gurnaaz Kaur Watch out for another Dosanjh in the Punjabi music industry, as Bannet Dosanjh comes out with debut foot-tapping number titled Serious He may have debuted in the Punjabi music industry with his single Serious, but Bannet Dosanjh is completely funloving and jovial. At the launch of his song, this young singer from Dosanjh Kalan village in Punjab shares how this song has taught him patience. “I have been working on this one for over a year. During the initial days of this song, I would post on social media that it would be out soon but for one or another reason we would postpone the release. Today, when it has finally released, I understand how patience is a must in this industry. And it’s also my first victory as this is being release under Eros label.” Bannet came to the fore through reality show Rising Star, a one-of-its-kind show that involves live audience voting. The show proved an incomparable platform for him and he says it has been an experience of a lifetime. Coming from a humble background, getting recognised for his musical prowess wasn’t something he imagined. There was this innate love for music since childhood that led him to pursue it. Singing at gurdwaras and other family get-togethers was a regular thing, and one day, on being pushed by his friends, he enrolled for Rising Star’ s audition. “Life has changed since then. This show has made me a performer, given c m y b me the confidence to face audience and a lot more.” Talking about music, even Serious, a foot-tapping number, has made him step out of his comfort zone. “Like I told you, I’ve mostly been into sufi kalam and folk songs but at the show, I mastered Bollywood music. Serious is entirely different from all that. It has western beats and we wanted to make it peppy. The lyrics of the song are written by Kavvy Riyaaz and Rox A has composed its music. Together we made sure people of all age enjoy its rhythm and melody with its vibrant video.” Humbled by the love of his fans and enjoying being popular, 24-year-old Bannet realises the responsibility it endows on him and says his focus is to maintain quality and more importantly, make Punjab proud. email@example.com Politics on Alyssa’s mind Actor-activist Alyssa Milano says she may consider running for a political office. When asked about a possible bid for political office at the BlogHer Health Conference on Friday, Milano said, “It’s something that I think about”. The actor, who played an important role in bringing the #MeToo movement to Hollywood, said politics is no different from what she is doing currently as an activist. “I’d really love the staff. I’m doing this by myself now. I want that person where I’m like, ‘Can you talk to me about immigration in a way that I don’t have to go through so much research?’ “I would love it in that respect, but I don’t even know what trajectory looks like. Do I start on a state, local level? If anybody has any ideas, tweet me. 2028? Maybe. It’s something that I think about, for sure,” she added. The actor also addressed issues related to #MeToo and what to do about men who have sexually harassed or abused people but continue to find work. “Those men aren’t just going to go away. Other companies are going to hire them, so what are we going to do to make sure that those companies actually have some protocol in place so that the women that also work in those other companies feel safe? Let’s focus on that. What’s the policy for men who have been accused of things that come back to a different job? I mean, we can’t put them all on an island, and say, ‘Yeah, they’ll be fine’,” she said. —PTI Why B-town plays it safe ‘We need wider representation of women in Bollywood’ Actor Kirti Kulhari says while there’s no derth of smart female characters in Bollywood, the industry needs to have wider representation of women on screen, showcasing different facets of them. The actor says Bollywood shouldn’t ‘play safe’ when it comes to chronicling stories about women. “I won’t say there arent ‘smart’ roles for women but the variety is limited. I feel the real representation is not widely available in Bollywood. While there are good roles being written for women and KIRTI KULHARI No hard feelings Actress Awkwafina feels Oscar nominations for Crazy Rich Asians would’ve been cool Actress Awkwafina doesn’t have hard feelings that Crazy Rich Asians has been snubbed in the Oscar nominations, but she says it would have been ‘cool’ had the film got a chance. “I don’t really know the exact reasoning behind it, but yeah, of course it would have been cool,” Awkwafina said about the historical romantic comedy not being nominated. “But we did have an amazing awards run. We were up for tons of awards and we actually won the Crit- ics Choice Best Picture... we’re very grateful for the attention that it’s gotten. I don’t think we anticipated it to be nominated for any awards, so the fact that it got as much recognition as it did, I think that’s enough.” Awkwafina spoke about Crazy Rich Asians at the Variety Studio at the Sundance Film Festival, during an interview for her new film The Farewell. She has upcoming roles in the sequel to The Angry Birds Movie. –IANS people are taking those up, but there’s still so much more to explore,” Kirti said. “We should go in and get our hands dirty and lets not shy away from really showing and representing the sexual life (of women) or taboo subjects. We are still playing it safe,” she added. She is currently seen on Amazon Prime Video’s Four More Shots Please!, which chronicles the story of four female friends who deal with romance, worklife conflicts, ambitions and anxieties. —PTI
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