11022019-LSTL-01.qxd 2/10/2019 8:09 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Stay fit Chris Hemsworth is launching a fitness app called Centr which will connect users with health experts. The app will provide customised exercise and meal plans. —PTI LUDHIANA | MONDAY | 11 FEBRUARY 2019 In Talk about Taking a selfie with Selfie to sharing a moment with Jumbo to getting to know a strange Sultan — the excitement never ends when you spend the day with 100 dogs typecast I was told I only belonged to commercial cinema, says Madhuri Dixit Nene In her 35th year in Hindi film industry, Madhuri Dixit Nene is content, for she has done films of ‘all kinds’ despite being told that she would be suitable for only commercial cinema and would fail in others. The actor has featured in blockbusters like Hum Aapke Hai Koun!, Saajan, Dil To Paagal Hai and has also starred in critically-acclaimed projects like Mrityudand, Lajja among others. “From the beginning of my career, I’ve done different kind of films. But I was always told I should do only commercial films because I belong to that set up, especially when I was doing Mrityudand. People said I cannot do an art film but I did,” Madhuri said. “It may not have been a big hit but people liked me in that space and it gave other’s the opportunity to do the same. You need to breakthrough, not only for yourself but for others,” she added. Madhuri said doing the cinema one believes in can often be tricky as one ‘has to go against preconceived notions on what a star should be like ’ . “You’ve to keep your head on your shoulders while working in films and keep working with a lot of belief in yourself, without thinking so much about failure or success. You need to push the envelope. If it fails, it’s ok. If it works, it gives others the opportunity to do something different. For women it’s wonderful to take risks,” she added. Since her comeback to films with Aaja Nachle in 2007, Madhuri will be seen in a comedy for the first time with Total Dhamaal. —PTI Mona S QUEALS of delight, some bow wow, little pomp and some show, Sunday afternoon was a delight for pet lovers in Panchkula. While some disciplined dogs pulled out a flawless demo; there were naughty puppies rather happy checking out their mates. A doting pet parent making her Shih Tzu called Selfie have a sip of water on a sunny day in a bottle cap to a sturdy bully dragging two of his masters right outside the Pet Show, were sure a sight to behold! While the demos had people click and snap pretty pooches, the few stalls had decent footfall too. One had a gentle golden retriever enjoying her grooming session while taking short naps in between all that pampering. It was the bond between pets and their ‘parents’ that was hard to miss whether it was an instruction conveyed in a strong, tough tone or sweet nothings whispered in the ears to help them keep calm as random strangers came clicking selfies. Jumbo, a Chow Chow, was the cynosure of all eyes. Abjinder Sangha kept handling demands for selfies and stroking this rather majestic two-year old. Jumbo was all too well behaved through it all. Proud of his pooch, this agriculturist from Gwara, Malerkotla does everything for his precious, including twice a day walk sessions. “It’s only with Jumbo that I realised the healing power of selfless love,” he said. He takes Jumbo and another six-monthold Chow Chow, Kuku, to a school for children with special needs to ensure a good time for everyone. “Even at the daily walks, my heart swells with pride as I see Jumbo meet and greet the children and bring a smile on so many faces every day without fault.” Lord of the field another show stealer who with his overtly affectionate ways kept winning hearts. This one-year-old husky gets the name from his parent Gaurav’s favourite flick Lord of the Rings. Odd dog out St. Bernards Sky and Joy had their own share of attention. Ambar handling all that with her hubby Amit shared with us how positive and happy they make her. Totally into pets, she admitted on the side that her favourite Tara, a Labrador, wasn’t with them for this outing for usko nazar jaldi lag jati hai . Kiwi, the Doberman, was the prize winning one. Handling him was Nirmal Lahori who explained to curious onlookers, “Doberman used to be excellent police and army dogs. One-man dogs, they are very loyal and serve as excellent guard dogs.” Not as fierce as Kiwi is Sultan, a Bull Terrier who drew strange looks all day for his half rat, half pig kind of look. But gentle he was and kind to people who made several enquiries to his mentor while walking around the show. Tibetan Mastiffs, Summer and Enora, had a stream of visitors. Jai TRACE KIWI Mr Frodo was JUMBO JOY SULTAN They have arrived! PHOTOS: RAVI KUMAR canine company Actor Ranveer Singh said India could be on the cusp of a musical revolution with the kind of Hindustani hip-hop that is the subject of his new movie premiering at the Berlin Film Festival. Gully Boy, directed by India’s Zoya Akhtar, tells the fictional tale of Murad (Singh), a student who lives in a slum and ends up temporarily Bollywood movie premiering in Berlin puts spotlight on India’s hip-hop scene c m y b substituting for his injured father as chauffeur for a wealthy family. ‘I would like to reply in person’ By now, we all know about the war of words that’s going on between Alia Bhatt and Kangana Ranaut. Recently, Kangana had called Alia, ‘ Karan Johar’s puppet’. Now, in a recent interaction, when Alia was asked about it, she said that she would like to reply on Kangana’s comments to her in person and not in the media. While she admired Kangana’s work, choice of films and her outspokenness, Alia revealed that she didn’t deserve such harsh comments made by Kangana. She said, “I would like to react to her personally if she has any complaints. I don’t want to talk about it in the media. As I have said before, I really admire her as an actor and the choices that she makes. She’s a very outspoken person and I admire her for that as well. If I have upset her unintentionally, then I don’t know. Basically, it wasn’t my intention. I didn’t do anything to get a reaction like this.” Meanwhile Alia is at Berlin Film Festival currently along with Ranveer Singh and Zoya Akhtar.—Agencies Karan Mann, the owner, explained, “I have seven of them, I only like Tibetan Mastiffs for they are so majestic.” Back at his farm in the outskirts of Amritsar, each has an AC room and a sprawling pool to share! The Dog Show attracted some 40 breeds and 100 participants, says Sikander Singh, general secretary, Royal Kennel Club, Panchkula, “The dog show is going to be an annual feature,” he shared. A ride to remember Actor Jennifer Connelly has praised Tom Cruise for his driving skills after they recreated the iconic motorcycle scene from Top Gun for the sequel. The 48-year-old actor was photographed holding on to Cruise, 56, from the back on a black motorcycle as he drove. The scene is similar to the one featured in the 1986 classic in which Maverick and his love interest Charlotte Charlie Blackwood, portrayed by Kelly McGillis, go for a ride. “That was a fast motorcycle. He is an excellent driver. I was marvelling at it actually because we had this scene. We were doing that and we raced down the street and we pull up at the house that’s supposed to be my house and, like, not once was it even half of an inch off. —PTI
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