01032019-LSTC-01.qxd 2/28/2019 8:23 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Sci-fi action Oscar-winning actor Mahershala Ali has bagged the role in the science fiction movie Sovereign. Marc Munden will direct the project. IANS CHANDIGARH | FRIDAY | 1 MARCH 2019 Salman’s pitch Mona Nation comes first Diljit Dosanjh’s wax statue unveiling postponed as Indo-Pak tensions rise Actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh, who was due to unveil his Madame Tussauds’ wax statue at an event in New Delhi on Thursday, has decided to postpone it in the wake of escalating tensions between India and Pakistan. “Amidst the tensions rising across the nation, (we) have decided to re-schedule the launch of Madame Tussauds wax statue... Will post (a) new date soon,” Diljit tweeted on Wednesday. “Our soldiers are fighting hard to protect the nation. We stand by our soldiers,” he said, adding “Bring back Abhinandan” in reference to a missing Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot. A statement from Madame Tussauds said: “We all stand by our nation at this important juncture. We will inform you about the new schedule once it is finalised.” Cross-border tensions between India and Pakistan are on the rise. Amidst the tension, a press conference for Zee TV’s show “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs” on Thursday was also postponed. — IANS ALMAN Khan kept his date with the City Beautiful on Thursday. As the Mumbai Heroes took on Telugu Warriors at the ongoing Celebrity Cricket League, the Dabangg actor was cheering from the sidelines! Dressed in a blue t-shirt with hard-to-miss bulging biceps, as he appeared on the balcony in Sector 16 stadium in Chandigarh, he wasn’t the only one not dressed in keeping with the weather! Many pretty fans (read girls) dropped their jackets following the star! Sadly, he disappeared as soon as he appeared. As the beats of Aye Re Aye Mumbai Ke Hero echoed in the stadium, the crowd waited with bated breath to welcome Sunil Shetty, Bobby Deol, Riteish Deshmukh, Apoorva Lakhia and Sohail Khan! S Shera in tow Late, but nonethe- less, Salman Khan too trooped down to the stadium amid much cheer, this time with a leather jacket completing his look. While the stands were empty, the fans at the VIP gallery showed much enthusiasm trying to catch a glimpse of the superstar, whose every move was shadowed by his equally famous bodyguard Shera, whose t-shirt bore Also came along actor his name Sonu Sood, singer Jasbir just like the Jassi and Jassie Gill. Sonu other Mumwon many hearts as he bai Hero interacted freely with fans players! along with rapper As children Badshah screamed his name waiting in the corner to see the superstar, he promptly walked to their side, putting the bouncers in a tizzy! A quick greeting and he was back to cheering his brother Sohail Khan’s team. In his characteristic ‘hands in pockets’ style, as Salman stood enjoying the cricket match, fans shouted to catch his attention. And, he obliged from time to time, turning towards the crowd with a wave and a smile! Cricket has never been far away from Bollywood. So, when stars took to the ground for a match of the Celebrity Cricket League, it was none other than superstar Salman Khan who clapped for them from the stands STAR APPEAL SUNIL SHETTY SALMAN KHAN PHOTOS: PRADEEP TEWARI c m y b ‘Don’t understand Pakistan’s agenda’ Veteran lyricist-screenwriter Javed Akhtar says he does not understand the agenda of Pakistan to sponsor terrorist activities in India. “I don’t understand what is their (Pakistan) agenda and what will they get out of it by constantly sponsoring terrorism. It’s an open truth that they support terrorist organisations but they are constantly JAVED AKHTAR denying it,” Akhtar said on the sidelines of an event in Mumbai. — IANS
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