12032019-LSTC-01.qxd 3/11/2019 7:58 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Ramp call Actress Rakul Preet Singh will turn showstopper for designer Julie Shah at the Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week’s (LMIFW) forthcoming edition. IANS CHANDIGARH | TUESDAY | 12 MARCH 2019 Away from the rat race CLEAR TAKE: APARSHAKTI KHURANA Actor Aparshakti Khurana is getting offers of lead roles with great money, but he doesn’t want to rush into it. The actor says he is waiting for the right script and the right part. “There are a lot of people who approached me after Dangal and Stree to do films in lead roles with great money. But I don’t want to rush into it,” Aparshakti said. “I want you to call me with a happy face that the film is rocking... and that will only happen if I make wise and patient decisions. So I am just kind of waiting for the right script and not jumping the gun and not rushing into it,” he added. Explaining the reason behind his decision, he said: “A lot of actors have made that mistake. Apart from Rajkummar Rao, nobody has been able to do that... somebody who used to do smaller roles and then come into the big proper male lead character. Apart from Rajkummar, I don’t think anyone else has been able to do that.” Good going From Dangal, Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi, Stree to his latest release Luka Chuppi, Aparshakti, the younger brother of Ayushmann Khurrana, has made his presence felt in the narrative irrespective of the length of the supportive char- acters. Directed by debutant Laxman Utekar, Luka Chuppi, produced by Dinesh Vijan through his banner Maddock Films in association with Jio Studios, explores live-in relationships, and is working well at the box-office. Aparshakti feels it is important to prove one’s mettle time and again. “And be at the right place at the right time, perform at the right time, work with the right people and don’t get into the rat race of being a hero.” Asserting that there is a difference between “being a hero and being an actor”, he said: “My modus operandi is to become a better actor.” When people look down upon the roles he plays, Aparshakti moves his focus on the love he gets from his fans. Fan club “I was travelling and a guy came to me at the airport and said a very thing cute thing that made me very happy. He said ‘Sir, aapko pata hai aapne hero ke dostun ko respect de di’ (‘Do you know you gave respect to hero’s friends’). I felt so good about it. And whenever somebody comes and gives me gyaan on doing a lead role or look upon down on me as an actor because I am not doing things in the lead space, I just go back to that conversation and feel happy about it.” — IANS Live life queen-size It’s not always that you need somebody’s hand to move ahead in life. The single ladies we meet here have achieved great heights through the sheer dint of their determination Mona T HEY say there’s a woman behind every successful man; how about successful women? Apparently, not always; the ‘single’ ladies we catch up with have, however, achieved it all due to sheer hard work, grit, determination and perseverance. DIVYA DUTTA FLIGHT OF DREAMS Divya Dutta It’s not been a conscious call for successful actress Divya Dutta to stay single, but not that she’s missing out on anything! “I actually love being on my own; to fly in any direction, whenever,” shares the National Award-winning actress. That she has a home to go back to, which she shares with her brother’s family, Divya finds it a win-win situation. “I am not bogged down by the responsibility to run it, and yet we have mutual love and care.” So, has being single helped her professional career? “May be. I can travel longer and make bold decisions. Around me though, I see friends with life partners who take their decisions and also those who are not ‘allowed’.” Being in a typical Punjabi family, she still hears the ‘need’ to get married discourse. “I have realised that when I am dating, I get invited to a lot more parties because women are insecure having other single women over at their get-togethers. However, I know now who the real friends are,” she laughs. ❝ BE YOURSELF; CELEBRATE YOUR STRENGTHS, EMBRACE YOUR WEAKNESSES, BE THE TRUE YOU. WORDS OF WISDOM Bhaavna Arora HEART, ONE ❝ FOLLOW YOURTO BE SPENT LIFE SHOULD NOT IN ADJUSTMENTS AND COMPROMISE. LIVE THE LIFE YOU DESIRE AND DESERVE. HAPPY SOUL Reyhna Pandit Reyhna Pandit has had her share of relationships, but currently she’s true to her camera! Being single in her industry is a perk and she feels no void. With genuine people in her life, it’s work that she derives her satisfaction from. While she’s open to life as and when ‘Mr Right’ crosses her path, “Life for me is busy on personal as well as professional front, but I ensure each day is better than the previous,” she says. Bestselling author Bhaavna Arora is pepped about two things in 2019. BE STRONG, SELFUndaunted, Lt. Ummer SUFFICIENT, FIND AND LIVE YOUR Fayaz of Kashmir, her novDREAM. el is all set for a launch and she recently froze her eggs! Single, for she has GAME ON not bumped into the right Nikita Luther Something that started man yet, but that has as a passion is now not eclipsed what profession for she wants from her; Nikita life. 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While she has get married now good nothing against having a enough, if Bhaavna does partner, the constant travnot fair enough.” But it’s el and tournaments take not the lack of relation- all her time. “I am so hapship that she misses, py with poker that I con“Bonds are important for sider it my de facto partme; true I don’t have a ner,” says the peppy girl. boyfriend or husband, but I invest my love and DON’T LET ANYONE care in the ties that are DICTATE HOW TO LIVE YOUR precious for me.” FrivoliLIFE; CHASE YOUR DREAMS ty in relationships is not WHOLE-HEARTEDLY AND her take and she’s hapSUCCESS AWAITS. py having her close firstname.lastname@example.org ily rally around her. ❝ ❝ BHAAVNA ARORA REYHNA PANDIT c m y b Martin sends love for Shah Rukh Khan Coldplay frontman Chris Martin admires Bollywood’s Baadshah Shah Rukh Khan, and hopes his charm stays on forever. He took the virtual route to express his love for the Indian superstar. The official Twitter handle of the band posted a note, with a line: “Shah Rukh Khan forever”. “Hello everyone, I hope you are all doing ok. Better than ok actually. Here is some music I love at the moment,” he started, and then went to CHRIS MARTIN share the songs on his mind Tal Uno by Barrie, Dwa Serduszka by Mazowsze, “A Khan forever. Love,” he new beginning” by John added. Recently, SRK was Williams from the seen grooving on ColdMinority Report and play’s music at Akash Batard by Stromae. Ambani and Shloka “Ok enough tweeting for Mehta’s pre-wedding one month. Shah Rukh bash at St. Moritz. — IANS Andhadhun heads to China TABU AND AYUSHMANN KHURRANA Ayushmann Khurrana’s blockbuster hit Andhadhun will release in China as Piano Player. Produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Matchbox Pic- tures, Andhadhun has directed by Sriram Raghavan. The film has been distributed internationally by Eros International, read a statement. — IANS Biopic on Mother Teresa A biographical drama film on Saint Mother Teresa, the founder of Missionaries of Charity, has been announced. The film will be directed by Seema Upadhyay, who has also penned the script, the producers said in a statement. The project’s cast and crew will feature both Hollywood and Bollywood artistes, the makers said. — PTI
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