06022019-LSTL-01.qxd 2/5/2019 7:59 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Berlin calling Udita Bhargava’s Dust, starring Morten Holst and Vinay Pathak, will have its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival 2019. IANS LUDHIANA | WEDNESDAY | 6 FEBRUARY 2019 Game for it Manpriya Singh L SANIA MIRZA Glamour is no longer about outer beauty alone; the increasing presence of sports persons on the ramp proves that designers are looking for real icons, who represent popularity, appeal and above all, fitness PV SINDHU GEETA PHOGAT AST year, dressed in a baby pink tulle lehenga, Sania Mirza seized the ramp and how! Not that the lady needed any lessons in making headlines, but once off the tennis courts and on the ramp, she turned heads in a different way. As for designer Anushree Reddy, in whose show Sania was the showstopper, it was a win-win situation. “Any guesses to who’s VIJENDER SINGH ❝ SPORTS HAS ITS OWN GLAMOUR, ONE WHICH CAN’T BE REPLICATED BY ANY OTHER FIELD. NOW THE FASHION INDUSTRY IS REALISING IT INCREASINGLY WITH EACH PASSING SEASON walking the ramp this time,” the designer happily tweeted. (For the curious lot, it was Kangana Ranaut). But the recently concluded Lakme Fashion Week, threw in a refreshing change from the usually Bollywood-obsessed fashion fraternity. “It’s a popular trend because people relate much more to sports stars and look up to them. It’s a perfect blend of popularity and appeal,” opines designer Vandy Mehra from the label Study By Janak, who has dressed Atul Wasan, Shikhar Dhawan and Mohammad Azharuddin. Cricket’s presence is a given. What’s heartwarming about the trend, is when sports stars were pulled in from tennis, badminton courts and wrestling rings. SUSHIL KUMAR FASHION MEETS SPORT It’s time the idea of glamour became real and beauty focused on the inner self. While PV Sindhu made her debut on the ramp for the shoe brand Misfit Panda, Saina Nehwal was the showstopper in the show by designer Vaani Raghupathi. Designer Sanjana Jon, who has had a hockey player and athlete Ashwani Nachappa walk the ramp for her collections, feels the blend of fashion and sports sends out the right message to all the youngsters following fashion. “It is to send out an important message to one and all — that glamour is important to the fashion world, but fitness and health even more so.” STATE CONNECT Perhaps, that is exactly, and may be more, what wrestler Geeta Phogat conveyed to the cheering crowds as she walked the ramp for designer Rina Singh’s label Eka. Dressed in a light floral kurta, casually paired with striped pyjamas, she sent out the message of beauty, but not the clichéd version of it. While drawing parallels with designer Rina with whom she shares the Haryana connect, she said, “Rina is from Haryana and to reach such a position is commendable. I believe the hard work she has done to reach this level is equal to the amount of hard work my father has put in to make us wrestlers.” She may have had a A great honour Richa’s tribute to Kapil Sharma, Manmohan Singh bond over Amritsari roots Comedian-actor-producer Kapil Sharma met former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and bonded over their Amritsari roots in Mumbai. Kapil on Tuesday tweeted a photograph of himself along with Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur. “Thank you respected Manmohan Singhji for the PHOTO: INSTAGRAM warmth, hospitality and a heart-to-heart conversation about our Amritsari roots, especially about our college and food,” the comedian captioned the image. “Was an honour meeting such a humble and simple statesman like you, and receiving blessings from ma’am,” he added. — IANS Nelson Mandela Actress Richa Chadha has penned a handwritten tribute to late Nelson Mandela, which will feature in The House of Commons Book of Tribute. It is a book that has handwritten messages by people from across the world. The book has more than 700 handwritten messages from prominent people, including former US President Barack Obama and celebrities like Paul McCartney, Russell Crowe, Chris Rock, Kylie Minogue and Will Smith. Nic Careem, who is behind The House of Commons Book of Tribute, extended his gratitude to Richa. “I met Nic when I was in London recently. He has been working really hard to get together this amazing book. We all have heard and learnt a great deal about Mandela and what he contributed during his time for human right issues across the world,” Richa said in a statement. “His struggle as a world renowned leader to fight for rights of downtrodden people of his race has made him a legendary, inspiring figure. To be part of this book is truly exceptional,” she added. — IANS c m y b wrestler girl for a showstopper, but ironically and encouragingly, Rina’s collection titled Post Cards of Summer, was all about sheers, laces and delicate layers crafted in pink and pastel shades. Turning heads along with 10 other showstoppers, Geeta paid an ode to women with grit and determination. “This was my first experience on the ramp and I was nervous. I don’t get nervous even when I enter wrestling rings!” she said to a hooting crowd. Geeta was all too happy to connect with a beauty that was real, inner and eternal! BHAICHUNG BHUTIA YUVRAJ SINGH When Rahman too ‘starved’ AR Rahman created history in 2009 by becoming the firstever Indian to win two Academy Awards in a single night but the music composer says on the eve of the ceremony, he was ‘starving’ to look in shape. Rahman bagged two Academy Awards, one for the original score for Slumdog Millionaire and the other for the hugely popular global hit Jai Ho. While things changed dramatically for Rahman post his win, when asked what his mental space was on the eve of the big award event, Rahman said, “Actually nothing. I was just starving to look thin for the ceremony!” The movie swept the 81st Academy Award with eight trophies out of 10 nominations. Rahman shot to global fame with his win and went on to get two more Oscar nominations in 2011 for his original score and song for Boyle’s 127 Hours. Award time Rahman also narrated an incident where Anil Kapoor missed watching him bag the Golden Globe award as the actor went out to get a drink for him. “I was sitting next to Anil and was so thirsty. He was very kind and said he’ll get a cold drink for me. By the time he went and got it, I got the award,” Rahman said. — PTI
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