25022019-LSTC-01.qxd 2/24/2019 8:04 PM Page 1 c m y b NO MORE NUDE SCENES, PLEASE! Actress Keira Knightley says she will no longer strip off on screen because she is a mother in her thirties. “I have been comfortable earlier with more nudity than I am now. I have had a kid, I am in my thirties, I am very happy with my body. But I don’t feel I need to get it out that much anymore,” Knightly said. — IANS TRIBUNE Two of a kind A biopic on the life of Celine Dion is in the works. Titled Celine Before Celine, the film will be helmed by Quebec-based director Marc-Andre Lavoie. Another Dion biopic, titled The Power of Love is also slated for a 2020 release . — PTI CHANDIGARH | MONDAY | 25 FEBRUARY 2019 Trip down the PU lanes T O express your opinions is one thing, to not mince words quite another and when Bollywood actor Annu Kapoor enters the room he does both and how. In sync with the mood of the nation that feels betrayed, he doesn’t beat about the bush. “They have not left any scope for reconciliation, so it’s time for revenge. And I don’t say this as an angered person, I say this after contemplation,” in Chandigarh to pay homage to the martyrs of Pulwama at Elante, the actor is every bit ready to debate, discuss, contest and criticize and address all that’s ailing the nation, its citizens and everything in between. Love for City Beautiful and the country on Annu Kapoor’s mind as he pays a touching tribute to Pulwama martyrs It’s something he has always done but how important it is for celebs to take up causes and most importantly voice them? “Why just celebs, it is important for every citizen to be responsible, take up issues, voice their opinions.” So much it’s a little daunting to navigate back to his illustrious career in Bollywood spanning four decades. But we get down to it and so does he. Look over Bollywood journey Impossible as it might be, but ask him to pick a role out of his long innings spanning quirky characters from the likes of Mr India and recently Vicky Donor and Jolly LLB, and he picks something that might come as unexpected for the fans— getting to play the role of Saint Kabir. “He was a rebel for a cause and after portraying him, I became mellow, enlightened and much more.” Talk about the most commercially viable role and he is quick to respond, “As for money, the film Shaukeen paid me really well.” You’re listening to Annu Kapoor Bringing in known unknown Bollywood trivia, his radio show Suhaana Safar with Annu Kapoor has been unmissable for Bollywood fans for almost five years now. And unignorable for anyone shuttling through frequencies to find the right song. “I take full responsibility for the trivia that is shared and mentioned on the show,” he says while sharing how it’s his production company behind the show. Chandigarh after nine years There are a few strong associations he has with Panjab University but before he gets to that, there are a few compliments waiting to be conveyed. “We Indians have this nasty habit of appreciating things by way of comparing them with foreign countries. Oh yaar lagda hi nahi India aa ge. Bilkul foreign lagda.’ So, that is the feeling I had after landing at the airport here and the drive thereafter. I am coming after nine years and it’s still clean, beautiful, planned. So much so I called I TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY my wife and FOR THE TRIVIA THAT IS SHARED even shot a AND MENTIONED ON THE SHOW. video of my drive from the IT IS WELL-RESEARCHED, airport.” Over to FACTUAL AND SOMETHING the memory lane YOU WILL NOT FIND ON and apart from a few classes at the THE NET Department of Indian Theatre, he remembers running around the sports complex. “That is where This issue has been raked up before as well. At the end of the day, Pakistani one of my elder brothers, in artistes represent their country. I welcome them home, give them respect Punjabi we fondly address and then they go back to the same country, which is responsible for killing them as kakaji, gave me so many of my soldiers. It doesn’t feel right. So, I feel they should be politely the key to decoding James sent back and told that right now we are in no position to offer any Joyce’s Ulysses.” hospitality because we are in mourning and will be so till justice is delivered. PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN Manpriya Singh ❝ Sorry, we are mourning email@example.com Art to the rescue Following the Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF troopers, singer Nakash Aziz has released a single titled Darkhwast. He wishes to spread the message of peace through the song. The song has been conceptualised and composed by Nakash, who has co-written it with Roshan Abbas. “There was a lot of negativity after the Pulwama attack. With this song, I wish to spread some peace and joy,” Nakash Aziz Nakash said. —IANS This one has arrived! After several rejections, walkin auditions and a six-yearlong wait for his chance in the spotlight, Siddhant Chaturvedi, the breakout star of Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy, is exactly where he always wanted to be. As MC Sher, a sympathetic mentor to Ranveer Singh’s budding rapper Murad, Siddhant has won over critics and the audiences with his charismatic screen presence and confident acting. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is one of the admirers of his performance and recently sent a handwritten letter and a bouquet of flowers to Siddhant. The 25-year-old actor, who studied to become a chartered accountant like his father but left it midway to pursue a career in Bollywood, says he started trying his luck at the age of 19. “I struggled for six years and there were many rejections and low points along the way. I started from the bottom. But I always had this raging ambition to go out there and prove myself with that one perfect opportunity.” He adds, “I always used to think ki apna time kab ayega. And as luck would have it, Zoya had been looking for MC Sher for a year and I happened to be there at the right time,” Siddhant said in an interview. —PTI c m y b Big B lauds Gully Boy actors Recently Gully Boy actor Siddhant Chaturvedi had posted a picture of a note that he received from Amitabh Bachchan. Siddhant was applauded by the Pink actor for his surreal performance in the Zoya Akhtar’s directorial. And now, Alia Bhatt has posted a picture of a note that she received from Big B. An excited Alia, who played Safeena in the movie shared a picture of the note along with the orchid bouquets that Amitabh Bachchan sent to her place. She captioned the picture as, “Its not everyday you receive a letter from the legend. Grateful…” Alia’s character Safeena was one of the most popular characters in the movie. In fact, filmmaker Karan Johar was so mesmerized with her character that he said, he would like to see a spin-off of the character.
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