05032019-LSTC-01.qxd 3/4/2019 8:22 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE No time Socialite Paris Hilton says she does not have time for love, as she is too busy to find a man and settle down. She broke off her engagement to actor Chris Zylka in November last year. IANS CHANDIGARH | TUESDAY | 5 MARCH 2019 It’s a different take I wouldn’t like to do a jingoistic film, says actor John Abraham RAMP SCORCHER Actress Yami Gautam walks the ramp for designer Rina Dhaka during a fashion show in Bengaluru. PTI Actor John Abraham has said his upcoming film Romeo Akbar Walter is not a chest-thumping nationalist project and he himself would like to stay away from jingoistic movies. Directed by Robbie Grewal, the espionage thriller chronicles the story of a spy who goes to Pakistan. “It’s very important to make films with good stories. If tomorrow, there’s a great patriotic film, I would love to do it. But I would not like to do jingoistic films. I am not against any other country; I am not against any other religion. I’m very prosecular and I would like to JOHN ABRAHAM AND MOUNI ROY make films that reflect the true nature of this country,” John said. Objective gaze The actor revealed that the film looks at people from an objective gaze and doesn’t colour anyone with judgements. “It’s a very objective film. No one is bad or good in this; it’s just how you look at things. We are not depicting any other side as the bad side. It’s a story of a spy who goes across, but it’s a different story than Raazi or many of the other stories. “It’s not jingoistic, typical flag-saluting film. It’s very different and that’s why we are proud to be associated with it.” John said the project’s key requirement was “extreme research” and the team did just that as it’s a sensitive topic, and there’s a sense of responsibility riding on them. The actor, however, said there’s nothing wrong in making films about war heroes. — PTI Ride of a lifetime Comfort, class and luxury combined into one, a super-car sure is a coveted dream for many. Here are a few who actually have the mean machines and drive it with panache VICKY Gurnaaz Kaur H AVE it, flaunt it! Going by this mantra, those who have a passion for super-cars (and can afford it), have every reason to show it off. In this crazy world of high-performance machines, luxury cars can promise unmatched adrenaline rush. Living in Punjab, we can’t miss the ever-so-often mention of these beauties in our Punjabi songs. The latest to have caught everyone’s fancy — Lamborghini — is not just the number riding on top in various chartbuster lists, but also a much-loved mean machine in the region. We find out what it is like to own one! Speed thrills Akash Singal, a businessman based in Ludhiana, has a Lamborghini Aventador since five years now. This car brings alive his love for speed and soon Akash plans to buy another Lamborghini! “This time I will buy Urus, as that’s the fastest car. Some call it impractical, but I feel there is no greater high than driving TEJPREET GILL at unmatched speed.”Akash mostly drives his car at night due to the busy roads during the day. This young boy also takes his car to Buddha Circuit, Delhi, to satiate his need for AKASH SINGAL speed. He adds, “The paint of this car costs around Rs 12 lakh and regular water can dull its sheen, so we wash it only with filter water twice a week. The body cover is procured from Italy at a price of Rs 1 lakh. Every service would go up to Rs 2.5 to 3 lakh.” Lamborghini Aventador, a mid-engine sports car named after a fighting bull. “Its maintenance is pretty expensive. I bought it last September. But I don’t take it out that frequently; just once a week,” quips the young businessman. Mean machine Dream come true When we are talking about the iconic sports car, how can the City Beautiful miss its date with the supercar? “It surely is a headturner… feels great when people admire it. I roll down the glass and give them a thumbs-up. I always wanted this car and have worked really hard for it. Owning it is like a dream come true,” says Tejpreet Gill, proud owner of SATYAN AND ANSHUL BHATIA sports car.” Her son, who is a businessman during the week, becomes a racer during the weekend. “He has a Ford Mustang and other cars too, but Lamborghini is his Sunday to Sunday car,” she says. Roopa shares that there is a whole lot of paraphernalia involved in maintaining these cars. “From having a special person every week ROOPA PAHWA to vacuum it to loading it in a truck to sending it to Delhi for servicing, it needs utmost care. When people especially come to take a peep at the car, I understand what my son finds in these mean machines,” she smiles. Roopa Pahwa, owner, Avon Cycles, Ludhiana, says the sound of the car gives her an adrenaline rush. “We end up waking our neighbourhood when we take the car out. It’s all to do with my son’s craze for a Rewarding experience Sharing the love for high-end luxury cars is Satyan Bhatia, chairman of IMC. For him, it’s Bentley that fits the bill. “I chose Bentley because my idea of fun is to have my family with me. Lamborghini is a great option, but it’s a two-seater. During the day, mine is a chauffer-driven car to work and in the evenings I drive it myself. Sadly, the city roads aren’t the platform for these cars, but that’s where the job of long drives begins.” Satyan gifted himself Bentley for doing well in business and says the feeling is unparalleled to anything ever. “It feels awesome to have reached a point where I could give myself such a gift. I love its hand-crafted interiors, handmade leather seats.” email@example.com (With inputs from Jyotsna Dayal) Straight from the heart The day I become predictable, it will be my downfall, says Taapsee Pannu Now, Kangana slams Ranbir With name, fame and expectations to deliver, Taapsee Pannu has also gained the confidence that she won’t be subjected to audiences’ “abuses” over her choice of films. With four Hindi releases — Dil Junglee, Soorma, Mulk and Manmarziyaan — and a Telugu film Neevevaro, 2018 saw a lot of the actress, but in all different shades. Pannu believes last year was “crucial” as it made her trust her instincts even more. “It is the confidence that I have gained over the years. With certain films, you know Kangana Ranaut has slammed Ranbir Kapoor for not taking a stand on the country’s politics and other issues. Kangana was interacting at the success party of Manikarnika - The Queen of Jhansi along with co-star Ankita Lokhande in Mumbai on Sunday. When asked if she planned to join politics or to participate in an election campaign, Kangana said: “I don’t have any intention to join politics or an election campaign of a political party. Many people feel that I want TAAPSEE PANNU that they won’t hurl abuses at me. With most of my films, I have that much of confidence. They may do lesser numbers than what we expect or people would talk. But they will appreciate the effort. “2018 was a very pivotal year for me about having confidence in my choices, which now I have. I know my path is such that till the time I’m surprising my audience, they are going to love me. The day I start becoming predictable, it will be my downfall. So I’m walking that path,” she said. — PTI c m y b KANGANA RANAUT to enter politics, but that’s not true. There are few actors in our industry like Ranbir Kapoor where he has been seen talking in an interview that ‘We have reg- RANBIR KAPOOR ular supply of water and electricity at my home, so why should I comment about politics?’ But I feel because of this country’s people you are living in your luxurious home and you are travelling in your Mercedes, so how can you talk like that? This is irresponsible behaviour and I am not that kind of person.” In an interview in 2018, Ranbir was asked why he shied away from making political statements. The actor replied that he doesn’t follow politics since it makes no difference to his life. He added that since he lives in a luxurious life and has complete access to basic needs like water and electricity, he was fairly satisfied. — IANS
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