22012021-LSTL-01.qxd 1/21/2021 11:11 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Lead on Suswagatam Khushaamadeed with Pulkit Samrat stars the gorgeous Isabelle Kaif as the female lead. The duo recently shot for a Dandiya Raas number. LUDHIANA | FRIDAY | 22 JANUARY 2021 Many would have loved to see her in a saree, acknowledging her Indian roots, but the American Vice President Kamala Harris’ sartorial sense didn’t disappoint. Nor did the star-studded inauguration ceremony… When Priyanka faced racism She opens up about it in her memoir In her upcoming memoir, Priyanka Chopra has opened up about facing racism early on in her life. The global star has shared how people would bully her and pick on her for her colour. She recalled the time when she had moved to Newton, Massachusetts, to stay with her extended family at the age of 12. Priyanka revealed that she faced such bullying at school back then that she moved back to India to complete her schooling. As per the excerpt that has been shared, PeeCee was constantly picked on by her peers. Remarks like, “Brownie, go back to your country”, “Go back on the elephant you came on” and so on, was thrown at her. Priyanka says she reached out for help but even her counsellor couldn’t help. “I don’t even blame the city, honestly. I just think it was girls who, at that age, just wanted to say something that would hurt. Now, at the other side of 35, I can say that it probably was because of their insecurity. But at that time, I took it very personally,” read the excerpt from the actress’ memoir. Meanwhile, Priyanka will be seen opposite Rajkummar Rao in the movie, The White Tiger, set to release on Netflix today. New role Sidharth Malhotra begins shoot for Thank God Actor Sidharth Malhotra has started shooting for his upcoming film Thank God on Thursday. Sidharth took to Twitter to share the announcement. “Excited for this new journey. #ThankGod for it. Shoot begins today,” he wrote along with photos of the team, including director Indra Kumar. Thank God, which also stars Ajay Devgn and Rakul Preet Singh, is pitched as a slice of life comedy.—IANS POWEROFPURPLE PHOTOS: REUTERS & PTI P OWER dressing with a string of pearls... a formal dress in purple with a matching coat, the very first woman to be the American Vice President, Kamala Harris, set a strong statement through her sartorial choices for the historic swearing in ceremony at the Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Not just the colour of the structured, feminine silhouette of her dress, but the choice of designer sets the tone for her new innings. Christopher John Rogers is a black, queer designer, the recent ‘king of colour’ patronised by the likes of Michelle Obama. While the colour purple is seen as Harris’ acknowledgment to women suffrage, something that she acknowledged in her tweet as JILL & JOE BIDEN AMANDA GORMAN well, ‘I’m here today because of the women who came before me’. In the US, purple is traditionally seen as a colour of bipartisanship, a mix of red and blue, colours of the Republican and Democratic parties, respectively. Harris’ choice in colour was deliberate, many see it as a tribute to Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to the Congress. She accessorised her attire with her favourite – pearls – for the special swearing in by Wilfredo Rosado and an American flag lapel pin by David Yurman. Looks like those who hoped to see the Madame Vice President in a saree or a creation DOUG EMHOFF & KAMALA HARRIS blue ensemble adorned with Swarovski pearls and crystals. Unity in diversity An emotional Lady JOE BIDEN GREETS LADY GAGA Gaga performed a dramatic version of the US national anthem, Garth by Prabal Gurung acknowl- Brooks sang a cappella, and edging her South-Asian roots Tom Hanks hosted a starhave to wait for her acknowl- studded celebration to cap President Joe Biden’s inauedgment of Indian roots. While President Joe Biden guration on Wednesday. On a and Second Gentleman Dou- day marked by diversity and glas Emhoff took to Ralph appeals for unity, Gaga Lauren suits, navy blue and wowed in a fuchsia Schiapargrey, respectively; First Lady elli couture silk skirt and Dr Jill Biden stunned in black top adorned by a large Alexandra O’Neill’s ocean gold brooch of a dove carrying Social media was flooded with posts remembering SSR on his birthday PICTURE TWEETED BY ABHISHEK KAPOOR Sushant Singh Rajput’s mysterious death on July 14 last year sent shock waves across the nation. On Thursday, it was the birth anniversary of the late actor and his fans, friends as well as family members marked the day as #SushantDay. Social media was flooded with posts remembering SSR. While Rajkummar Rao shared a photo of his Kai Po Che star with a guitar, Shraddha Kapoor shared a still from Chhichhore. Kiara Advani also posted a still of MS Dhoni: The Untold Story on her Instagram story. Kedarnath director Abhishek Kapoor shared a happy picture with Sushant an olive branch as she sang The Star-Spangled Banner at the ceremony. Gaga at one point gestured to the US flag flying high over the Capitol, the seat of Congress that just two weeks ago was attacked by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump seeking to overturn Biden’s election victory. Jennifer Lopez, dressed in white pants and a long matching coat, performed a medley of This Land is Your Land and America The Beautiful, interjecting in Spanish the part of the US Pledge of Allegiance that says, “One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” An overwhelming response We remember you POST BY SHWETA KIRTI SINGH on twitter and wrote, “Bur- Lokhande shared an emodayboyyyy!!! Miss karta hoon tional note along with a few yaar tujhe @itsSSR #ssr- unseen house videos on birthday #SushantDay.” her Instagram. Kriti Sanon also Kangana Ranaut on posted a picture the other hand took of Sushant in to Twitter and which he is wrote, “Dear seen posing Sushant, movie happily for mafia banned the camera. you bullied you She capand harassed you, tioned the picmany times on Rajkummar Rao’s ture as, “This is social media you how I’ll remember instagram story asked for help and I you... Smiling like a regret not being there child! Happy Birthday Sush. I for you. I wish I didn’t assume hope you are smiling and at you are strong enough to hanpeace wherever you are.” dle mafia torture on your SSR’s former girlfriend own. I wish ... Happy and first co-star from Pavi- Birthday dear one tra Rishta Ankita #SushantDay. POST BY KRITI SANON The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has extended the deadline for submission of applications for BAFTA Breakthrough India by two weeks, from January 25 to February 8. The initiative, supported by Netflix, generated a consistently high flow of applications from all across India, leading to an extension of the application deadline by two weeks. The initiative marks BAFTA’s arrival in India, showcasing and propelling the upcoming generation of creative talent in film, games and television globally alongside talent selected from the UK, USA and China. Music maestro and BAFTA Breakthrough ambassador AR Rahman says, “I am extremely proud to see the response that BAFTA Breakthrough India has received. We have received applications from across the nation, proving that talent can be found in all corners of India. We are so pleased with the uptake and I am delighted to see BAFTA extend the deadline to February 8. I encourage talented individuals from across film, games and television to get involved and submit their application for what could be a life-changing experience.” AR RAHMAN SHRADDHA KAPOOR’S INSTAGRAM STORY c m y b JENNIFER LOPEZ Words of emotion Poet Amanda Gorman captured the mixed emotions of the past four years with a poem in which she called herself a “skinny Black girl, descended from slaves and raised by a single mother (who) can dream of becoming president only to find herself reciting for one.” The cultural celebrations continued with a broadcast across television and social media, hosted by Tom Hanks. The events, bringing together some of the biggest white, Black and Hispanic celebrities, marked a sharp contrast with Trump’s inauguration in 2017, which was low on star power. BAFTA Breakthrough India extends deadline by two weeks
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