02032019-LSTL-01.qxd 3/1/2019 8:14 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE No regrets Actress Vaani Kapoor has no regrets when it comes to her professional decisions, and says she is happy about her choices. Vaani made her film debut with Shuddh Desi Romance. IANS LUDHIANA | SATURDAY | 2 MARCH 2019 Under their influence VAGEESHA BAHEL There a few happy souls who have used social media in a way that has garnered them a huge fan following; so much so that they have been dubbed as ‘influencers’. We track a few We all love coming to Goa yet there are so many unexplored things about it,” shares the fashion designer by profession and influencer by accident. Manpriya Singh W HEN one post fetches you anywhere upwards of 2K, and a campaign upwards of 10k, you must be darn good at social media networking. Or shall we say social media bullies, but of a good kind! These girls throw in a few hashtags, make a career out of it! Aafter a nudge most will share, “It depends on the city and whether you are a microinfluencer or a macro-influencer but someone with a following of 25k and more will get anything between 2.5 k per post to 20k for a campaign, and there can be anything from five to seven campaigns in a year.” You do the calculation while we catch up! PICTURE PERFECT RUBBY SINGH Name: Samaira Sandhu Region: Delhi Instagram followers: 50k Expertise: Beauty and lifestyle Delhi-based Samaira Sandhu didn’t start off with any preconceived ambitions of becoming a social media maven when she started off posting pictures of the brides FOOD FOR THOUGHT she’d help deck up, given her expertise in make-up. “I don’t even know what this term technically means. I guess it means that you are in a position to influence people; but it feels good to be called an influencer.” FASHION PASSION Name: Rubby Singh Region: Chandigarh Instagram followers: 34K Expertise: Fashion/style/travel All of 24 and the girl sure knows how to keep close to 35k followers of hers diverted. All is not well Priyanka, Meghan’s friendship hits a rough patch Actress Priyanka Chopra is said to be upset with her friend and Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle for skipping her wedding to singer Nick Jonas. That’s the reason she bailed out of Markle’s star-studded baby shower in New York. The two actresses were friends, and Priyanka was a guest at Markle’s wedding to Prince Harry in May last year. But the Duchess of Sussex declined to attend Priyanka’s wedding to Jonas in December. “Priyanka was crushed,” said one source. That’s why, the “Quantico” star declined to attend Markle’s baby shower last week. Serena Williams and Amal Clooney co-hosted the shower, with attendees such as Gayle King. It was reported that Priyanka was “bogged down” with meetings about a book she is writing, but sources believe the real reason is that Markle hurt her feelings by not coming to her wedding. However, a source told that Markle didn’t attend Priyanka’s wedding because of her pregnancy. “Their friendship is over unless Meghan apologises,” said one source. “Priyanka is a huge international star with a tremendous social media following. She is probably more SAMAIRA SANDHU NAINA KHOSLA A product of St Xavier’s, Chandigarh, followed by a degree in psychology, Rubby Singh, a full-time blogger now, has always had weak knees and a keen eye for articles on style as well as fashion. “I joined Instagram in 2013 and have been blogging since 2015. I have been reading articles since the time I had no clue that they were called blogs.” Now, with a significant number of following comes a significant share of responsibility. “I have to think before I post, it should Good going close to the former Miss World said: “There are no issues between the two women. They are friends, and anything you’re being told otherwise is inaccurate and untrue.” — IANS TRAVEL ALONG Name: Naina Khosla Region: Chandigarh Instagram followers 24K Expertise: Travel/Food At the time we got in touch with Naina Khosla, she was in Goa attending Brazilian Food Festival, courtesy her Instagram and blog dedicated to food and travel. “A lot of people requested me to write about North Goa and the best places to visit there. Tabu to be honoured The 17th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles will open with the screening of Andhadhun paired with a tribute and moderated discussion with its star, Tabu. One of the most talented actresses in Hindi cinema, Tabu is known for her masterful performances in films such as Astitva, Maqbool, Haider, The Namesake and Life of Pi. Andhadhun, the latest from thriller master Sriram Raghavan, won rave reviews and box-office success upon its release last year in September. famous worldwide than Meghan is. She feels Meghan didn’t respect her, and didn’t respect their friendship.” A spokesperson for Priyanka declined to comment, but a source be nothing offensive,” adds the girl. “We have discussed honoring Tabu for a long time, and this year felt like the right time,” said Christina Marouda, IFFLA’s Executive Director. “Her work and personality embody everything that IFFLA is about - being fearless, versatile, independent in spirit, unwilling to compromise, brilliant in the range of her performances, and simply beautiful. With half of the festival’s 2019 line-up directed by female filmmakers, this couldn’t be a stronger celebration of women in Indian TABU cinema,” c m y b Name: Vageesha Bahel Region: Chandigarh Instagram followers: 24k Expertise: Food/Travel/Movies/ beauty Born and brought up in Chandigarh, Vageesha Bahel took the exhaustive magazine, tabloids, freelancing, content writing, radio and IT route, alongside her calling in food and travel primarily. Currently a project co-ordinator in an IT company, she personally feels the city is yet to take its food bloggers all that seriously. “They are always defensive about negative reviews and their first impulse is that you take down the article and not that they’ll improve the product,” she shares while citing a recent bad experience, but refusing to name the Delhibased food chain. A graduate with English honours, and a pass-out from School of Communication Studies, Vageesha is a foodie, a vegetarian who believes that the idea is to let people know of all the options available. ‘I want my roles to be complicated’ Actor Vicky Kaushal, who has been on a roll in the Hindi film industry, says in real life he is quite a ‘safe’ person, but he doesn’t mind experimenting with the roles he takes on screen. “I’m a safe person. I’m that guy who has a favourite ice-cream flavour, who’ll go to the same icecream parlour and order that one flavour he likes. When it comes to fashion, I’m more of a solids and stripes guy. If I even feel like experimenting, it will be with shoes or sunglasses — I’m a sucker for white sneakers. With my roles, though, I’m experimental. I don’t like simple things, steady things, easy things. I want to make it complicated. I want layers, I want colours, I want shades,” Vicky said in an interview. Since his debut with Masaan, Vicky has explored diverse subjects and genres of films, which have given SCREEN SHOT Marouda said. The line up of the festival, which runs from April 11-14, includes Ritesh Batra’s Photograph, director Ronny Sen’s feature debut Cat Sticks, Safdar Rahman’s Chippa, Bengali film Jonaki, Love Goes Through Your Mind and Anamika haksar’s Taking the Horse to Eat Jalebis. The festival will also screen Kashmir-set feature and short films — Widow of Silence and Nooreh besides The Sweet Requiem, centering on Tibetan refugees living in Delhi, and Circle, about domestic violence. — PTI him a chance to showcase his versatility, including Love Per Square Foot, Sanju, Lust Stories and Uri: The Surgical Strike. He is quite widely followed on social media and is also endorsing brands. Good scripts On the film front, he says he is quite open in his mind about the kind of characters he wants to take up. “The key is to be open, to be like a magnet. But it’s important to know what you want to attract. For me, it’s good scripts. The day I limit myself, thinking that I want to do only a certain genre, a certain kind of film, I’ll be making things difficult for myself,” Vicky said. His process of approaching characters is also nuanced. “Living in the moment is important. Also, observing people. No experience goes waste as an actor. — IANS Vicky Kaushal Get set for Rambo: Last Blood SYLVESTER STALLONE Sofia Boutella attends the Los Angeles Special Screening Of A24’s Climax at NeueHouse in Hollywood, California. AFP Sylvester Stallone’s Rambo: Last Blood, which will mark the actor’s fifth and final outing as the action character, John Rambo, will release in the US on September 20 this year. The film, directed by Adrian Grunberg from a script by Stallone and Matt Cirulnick, will see Rambo living on a ranch in Arizona, deeply troubled and wrestling with PTSD, as he picks up casual work wherever he can. When longtime family friend and estate manager Maria informs the former soldier that her granddaughter has gone missing after crossing into Mexico for a party, he sets off with her to find the youngster. In pursuit, Rambo uncovers a sex-trafficking ring and teams up with a journalist whose half-sister has also been kidnapped. He must deploy all his skills to save the girls and bring down a vicious crime lord. — PTI
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