16032019-LSTL-01.qxd 3/15/2019 9:12 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Tattoo talk Ben Affleck has come to the defence of his controversial back tattoo. He told TV personality Ellen DeGeneres that the colourful phoenix “represents something really important” to him. IANS LUDHIANA | SATURDAY | 16 MARCH 2019 Appsolutely up-to-d te Manpriya Singh I Shilpa Shetty ‘We are born for a purpose’ Actress Shilpa Shetty believes rejections made her stronger and played a huge part in her success. The actress-reality show judge said she faced a tough time in establishing herself in the film industry, but that never stopped her from working hard. “I always felt I am doing the right work. I am hard working. I hide under the sofa when I see my old films. Back then in films I had blonde hair, used to wear blue lenses and red lipstick. I wonder how I got opportunities. I think it was all destiny! There is no successful person who hasn’t faced failure. The more you get rejected you rise and give your best,” Shilpa said during a session at the 20th FICCI Frames. Shilpa said she now feels content with whatever she has achieved in her life. “I have completed 25 years and I feel the kind of love I am getting today is more as compared to then when I was actively working in films. I don’t remember how I became an actress, I have forgotten that journey. I feel we are born for a purpose.” — PTI RONICALLY, like everything else in India, shaadi.com became popular before Tinder shed its stigma. Talk of doing away with taboos and the latest to join is Priyanka Chopra-backed Bumble, which, for starters, lets women make the first move. Actually, only women can make the first move, thereby doing away with the ‘first move convention’, which so far allowed only male species to do it. A statement by PeeCee read, “This vision was nearly blocked by naysayers who didn’t think Indian women were ready to make the first move or they’d be afraid of unfair labels attached to networking for business friendship or romance…” The young and the restless from tricity throw their two cents on girls taking the first step. she likes the freedom that the platform brings. “One of my friends put a picture of a plastic doll and she received hundreds of super likes. How can a guy super-like a plastic doll image? That’s when my opinion of it being a platform BALL IN WOMEN’S COURT for desperate guys was Although 21-year-old formed. In that sense Alya Sharma it’s great that guys doubts that a can’t approach dating app women and only can be women can approach instruguys. Anyway, didn’t mental in we see in the film Manfinding you marziyaan? Taapsee a meaningPannu meets Vicky ful relationKaushal on Tinder and ALYA SHARMA ship, let alone an that hardly materialised everlasting one, but into something everlasting.” With freedom of choice as their basis, now dating apps are providing women the option of making the first move without any fear. Here’s what Chandigarh folks think about them TOTALLY EMPOWERING ‘City-based, 24–year-old fashion graduate Jainnu Kanwar was on Tinder for a while and though she wishes the guy made the first move, she doesn’t mind doing it herself if need be. Let alone on an app, which makes it mandatory even otherwise. “I’d wait for a day or two and then I’d definitely drop a first subtle hint,” shares the girl, who is glad about the app giving more power to women; which is why she might soon join Bumble too. definitely not shying away of dropping subtle hints if they be technically called first move.” TABLES HAVE TURNED Traditionally speaking, boys do one of the above — use a pick-up line, SUBTLE HINTS Twenty-fiveyear-old modelactress born and brought up in Chandigarh, Sam Rattan, seconds the thought of a guy making the first move, but is happy that several dating apps give the girl an opportunity for the first move. “Ideally, I’d let him make the first move, but I am SAFE BET SAM RATTAN JAINNU KANWAR Parineeti Chopra replaces A day to Shraddha in Saina biopic remember Alia gets ‘great’ birthday Actress Shraddha Kapoor has exited the biopic of ace badminton player Saina Nehwal and Parineeti Chopra has been announced as her replacement. The biopic, titled Saina, will be directed by Amol Gupte, who has helmed movies such as Stanley Ka Dabba and Hawa Hawaai. Parineeti Chopra Shraddha Kapoor The film went on floors in September last year. Shraddha left the project due to scheduling issues, as she is filming back-toback movies. “We want to wrap up Saina by this year-end for an early 2020 release, so going ahead with the project is a decision taken by mutual consent. We are glad Parineeti has come on board for the film. Saina has made every Indian proud and we can’t wait to take her story to the world in the year of the Olympics,” T-Series top boss, Bhushan Kumar, said in a statement. Parineeti, who has now boarded the project, said she always wanted to work in a sports biopic. “It’s a part of my personality as an actress that I have never explored, so I am happy that I get to portray a strong and powerful girl like Saina. She has put our country on the world map and I am excited to put in all the training and hard work that comes with learning the game of badminton, and portraying Saina on screen,” the actress said. Parineeti, who is currently awaiting the release of Kesari, will soon start the prep work for the film. — PTI act fresh or approach a girl straight up. The girl weighs the pros and cons, sizes him up, plays hard to get. Scenario II — girl approaches a boy. What does a boy do? MBA student Rahul Agnihotri doesn’t mince words, “To be honest, if a girl approached me first, I’d too weigh the pros and cons. I would like to figure out why has she approached me? Is it for my looks? For my car? For my sense of humour?” Tables are sure turning. City-based entrepreneur Pranav Mehra, 24, feels dating apps are a fairly safe bet for girls. “In our society girls can’t be out in the open and therefore these apps are a safe haven for them to look for someone, and take things in their hand,” he says. Aamir has a clear take Aamir Khan says filmmaking does excites him, but currently he wants to focus on acting. The 54-year-old actor, who made directorial debut with Taare Zameen Par, said he will quit acting once he decides to turn fullfledged filmmaker. “I am inclined towards filmmaking and I coincidentally directed Taare Zameen Par. I have been in love with filmmaking and acting and I can’t alienate the two, but what I can say right now is that I began my career as an actor and it excites me. The moment I become a fullfledged filmmaker, I will stop acting. Right now, I don’t want to stop acting, that’s why I am holding back the director inside me,” Aamir said. “I had not thought at what pace I will make films. Usually, people make films with their production houses for business. That is not our first agenda. Creativity is our agenda. Till the time we don’t get a good script, we don’t make it into a film,” he adds. —IANS gift from her mother Actress Alia Bhatt, who brought in her 26th birthday on Friday with close friends and actor Ranbir Kapoor, was ecstatic about launching the teaser of her mother Soni Razdan’s No Fathers In Kashmir. “What a great birthday gift mum Soni Razdan gave me! The teaser of No Fathers In Kashmir by India’s youngest Oscarnominated director Ashvin Kumar. Girl from London meets boy from Kashmir. What a stunning pair these teens make — just can’t wait to see it,” Alia tweeted along with the film’s teaser. The film is finally due to release on April 5, following a months-long wait for a green signal from the censor board. Alia has been supportive of the film, and had even earlier tweeted in support of the film requesting the authorities to issue the deserving certificate to the film. Special time Alia Bhatt c m y b On the day, Alia was surrounded by the love of her family and friends, including Ranbir, Karan Johar and Ayan Mukerji. — IANS ALL SMILES: Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway attends The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards Vip Grand Opening Event in New York City. AFP Aamir Khan
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