09022019-LSTL-01.qxd 08-02-2019 19:57 Page 1 c m y b DEEPA MEHTA BAGS AWARD The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television has announced that it will be honouring filmmaker Deepa Mehta with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Canadian Academy shared the news and said the Indo-Canadian film director will be presented the award during Canadian Screen Week. PTI TRIBUNE Up next Casey Affleck will be starring in and producing the film, The World to Come. He will produce the feature along with Whitaker Lader, through their banner Sea Change Media. PTI LUDHIANA | SATURDAY | 9 FEBRUARY 2019 Up for the fight Pizza pleasure KANGANA RANAUT Bollywood has called for trouble by ganging up against me, says Kangana On World Pizza Day today, here’s a quick check on what tricity food joints are dishing out Gurnaaz Kaur Middle-East connect EBRUARY isn’t just the month of love; it’s also a month of love for pizza - February 9 is officially the International Pizza Day. Restaurants, street corners, five stars or even at home, this flat bread with tonnes of variations as its topping can be anything from a nutritious meal to pure indulgence! We find out what the City Beautiful is doing to celebrate pizza. If you think pizza is an Italian food, you are wrong! This flat oven-baked bread originated in the MiddleEast and was later modernised in Italy. “Since the credit of this staple food goes to Middle-East, we have created Lamb Turkish and Cheese Flat for that region. We also have four European pizzas, which have the tang of Italy, Norway and Germany. Thanks to US for honouring pizza with a day, there are two pizzas, including the classic F pepperoni, for the way America likes its pizza! And who can forget the Indian palate; there is a butter chicken pizza and a special veg Indian pizza,” says Executive Chef Navee from JW Marriot. Chandigarh has a taste for original flavours of the Italian cuisine. The menu we have designed has about 20 exclusive pizzas to suit all taste palates,” shares Chef Gianfranco. Cafe call Italian touch At Hyatt, an Italian chef has designed a pizza menu with some pocket-friendly deals for the whole month. “I have headed Italian kitchens of a la carte restaurants in many European countries and I felt Cafes too are making the most of this day. While Social is offering a 10 per cent off on its pizza menu for the day, Virgin Courtyard has decided to educate its clients about the history of this delicacy. firstname.lastname@example.org ‘Needs intelligence to make people laugh’ Ajay Devgn, who top-lines Golmaal franchise and will next be seen in Total Dhamaal, fails to understand why comedy films are labelled “brainless” as he believes it requires intellect to create funny content. The 49-year-old actor said comedians rule the entertainment business across the globe. “I don’t know why they say it is brainless. It is not easy to make people laugh. Today in our country or all over the world, comedians are the biggest stars. Like here in India, we have Kapil Sharma. It needs intelligence to make people laugh, you just can’t make faces and make people laugh,” Ajay said. AJAY DEVGN Kangana Ranaut, who is currently riding high on the success of her latest release Manikarnika — The Queen of Jhansi, says the Hindi film industry has called for trouble by ganging up against her. “Earlier, I used to stand up against sexism, pay disparity and nepotism in Bollywood, but now I will expose everybody. One thing is for sure that they have called for trouble by ganging up against me,” she said. Asked if the film would have gained if her colleagues from Bollywood would have promoted it, Kangana said: “I don’t think promotions by other actors will benefit my film. I have already won three national awards and at the age of 31, I have become a filmmaker, so who are they to promote me? If they get successful in promoting themselves, then it will be a huge thing for them.” — IANS I am ordinary: Big B “Who doesn’t want to laugh? Also, comedy films you can watch again and again. I don’t mean that other (kind) of cinema is not great, but this is also good,” he added. Ajay is the new addition to Indra Kumar’s Dhamaal franchise, which was earlier headlined by Sanjay Dutt. The actor said he decided to come on board as he found the script “hilarious”. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan finds it embarrassing to be tagged as the ‘Star Of The Millennium’ saying the title came his way due to a computer error perhaps, and insists he is just an “ordinary artiste”. It was in 1999 when the BBC honoured him with the title after an online survey, but Amitabh recalls it was his co-actor Govind Namdev, who told him that he was ‘Star Of The Millennium’. “But I never believed in it... There is one secret behind it. The BBC News, which conferred the honour on me, conducted an online survey where they asked people to vote for an actor whom they thought was the most popular in last 100 years. And because of that online survey thing, some votes came my way and I feel it’s a computer error and there is no truth behind it.” “I feel so embarrassed when people label me with these tags. I am an ordinary artist and people who are sharing this platform with me are great as today I am so much inspired by their thoughts.” —IANS Funny take “When I heard the script, it was very funny. Every scene is a laughter riot. Such films do not have depth of story, but you are meant to have fun. And it is funny.” —PTI AMITABH BACHCHAN c m y b Wax, eloquent The latest Bollywood celebrity to be added in the list of wax statues at Madame Tussauds, New York, is none other than the global icon, Priyanka Chopra. Priyanka’s wax statue was unveiled at Madame Tussauds, New York, on Thursday and it will soon be expanding to four other places - London, Sydney and Asia. This makes PeeCee the first global icon to have four Madame Tussauds statues, beating Whitney Houston, Priyanka is the only actress to have four Madame Tussauds honours who has three wax statues at Madame Tussauds! Not just Priyanka, Madame Tussauds, New York, boasts of having other wax statues of Bollywood celebs like Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Hrithik Roshan too. Katrina Kaif’s wax statue was also unveiled a while later, and so was Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit-Nene’s. Apart from them, in the recent times, Deepika Padukone, Varun Dhawan, Kajol and Anushka Sharma, were also among the names whose statues were also unveiled at different locations. Interestingly, Priyanka, despite all her achievements, was the last person to get a Madame Tussauds wax statue.
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