10022021-LSTL-01.qxd 2/9/2021 11:32 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE ‘Off to space’ Actress Raveena Tandon shared a picture while getting outlandish hair makeover. “I’m off to space ! Is it an alien! Noooo it’s Makeover Time,” she captioned it. LUDHIANA | WEDNESDAY | 10 FEBRUARY 2021 Gone too soon Raj Kapoor’s youngest son Rajiv Kapoor succumbs to heart attack at 58 PeeCee’s story In Unfinished, she shares a director asked her to fix her body proportions Priyanka Chopra’s muchawaited memoir Unfinished, is finally out. Priyanka had recently opened up on facing racism as a teenager and now, she has shared an incident involving the first film director she met, who suggested her to undergo the knife. Sharing details, she says, “After a few minutes of small talk, the director/producer told me to stand up and twirl for him. I did. He stared at me long and hard, assessing me, and then suggested that I get a b*** job, fix my jaw, and add a little more cushioning to my b***. If I wanted to be an actress, he said, I’d need to have my proportions fixed.” Further, talking about her memoir, PeeCee says, “I was in a place in my life where I sat down and wrote about the milestones in my life. These happened to be those things, that I’d kept personal in my heart, things I’ve been affected by…. I’m a woman in the entertainment business, which is kind of patriarchal, I had to be very tough. When entertainers show their weakness, people enjoy pulling you down. I kept my walls up, did my job and didn’t talk about things I overcame. This book is not me offering any form of clarification. It’s a story of my life from my eyes.” Baby girl, soon Lisa Haydon third time pregnant Model and actress Lisa Haydon, who is already mom to two sons, Zack and Leo, is expecting her third child soon. Her son Zack was born in 2017, while she had her son Leo in 2020. Lisa took to social media and shared a video in which she announced that her third child is coming in June and it’s a girl! Her son, Zack made an entry in the video and said that his mom has a baby sister in her tummy. Lisa captioned the video as, “Coming this June… So I’ve actually been meaning to get on here and chat with you all, and to catch you all up with stuff that’s been happening lately… A baby sister (she tells her son).” The actress is married to British entrepreneur Dino Lalvani. R ANDHIR KAPOOR and Rishi Kapoor’s younger brother Rajiv Kapoor passed away on Tuesday (February 9). He suffered a massive heart attack and was rushed to Inlaks Hospital in Chembur. However, he was declared dead on arrival. Rajiv, who was affectionately called Chimpu by his loved ones, was only 58. The news of his demise was shared by Neetu Kapoor on Instagram. She posted Rajiv’s picture with the caption “RIP”. Rajiv Kapoor was the youngest among three brothers and two sisters— Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Ritu Nanda and Rima Jain. His eldest sister Ritu Nanda and brother Rishi Kapoor passed away in January and April last year. Talking about his professional journey, Rajiv made his acting debut with Ek Jaan Hain Hum in 1983. He was later seen in movies such as Aasmaan, Zabardast, Hum To Chale Pardes and Naag Nagin, to name a few. However, it was his film Ram Teri Ganga Maili in 1985, which got him into limelight. The film was directed by his father Raj Kapoor. Zimmedaaar, which released in 1990, was Rajiv’s last film as an actor. But he was all set to make a comeback as an actor in 2021 with film Toolsidas Junior, helmed by Ashutosh Gowariker. Rajiv was also known as a producerdirector. His films as a producer include Henna, Prem Granth and Aa Ab Laut Chalen. And as a director, he has Prem Granth starring Rishi Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit, to his credit. Many celebs took to Twitter to offer condolences to the grieving family. 1962-2021 RAJIV KAPOOR tunity of working with #Rajiv Kapoor in the film Prem Granth. It was a difficult subject, which he handled with great maturity though it was his first film. Remembering the wonderful moments we shared. My heartfelt condolences to the Kapoor family. RIP . Ashutosh Gowariker Saddened to hear about the passing of Rajiv Kapoor! I was a fan from his Ram Teri Ganga Maili days. We had wrapped shoot for my home production TOOLSIDAS JUNIOR, directed by Mridul! Rajiv was so affable and played his part with Bombay Begums to release on Netflix this International Women’s Day Ambition, desire, struggle for power and vulnerability— common threads that run through the lives of five modern Indian women living in Mumbai, the city of dreams. Follow them as they steer their lives through obstacles in their careers and relationships, all while trying to break free from the shackles of society. Netflix has announced the release date of its web series Bombay Begums as March 8. The series is about five ambitious boss women played by Pooja Bhatt, Shahana Goswami, Amruta Subhash, Plabita Borthakur and Aadhya Anand along with Rahul Bose, Vivek Gomber and Danish Husain amongst others. much fun & ease. Will miss him deeply! Sanjay Dutt Absolutely heartbroken to hear about the demise of Rajiv Kapoor. A soul gone too soon. My thoughts and prayers are with the Kapoor family in this difficult time. Om Shanti. I had the oppor- Neil Nitin Mukesh Devastated!! Another big loss to the family, one of my most favourite people in the world. Love him so so dearly. Don’t remember a Happy Moment without him. Chimpu uncle we will miss you. Divya Dutta That’s a terribly shocking news. RIP Rajeev Kapoor. Boney Kapoor Shocked n Devastated on #RajivKapoor passing away. Seen you grow up. Condolences to the entire family. RIP #RajivKapoor The statement further read, “As an artist, work is worship for me. I was nothing but gracious, understanding, even moving my schedule multiple times over the organisers. But they wouldn’t commit to a set date. It is customary that to lock an actor’s time, an advance has to be paid up front, which wasn’t done till the eleventh hour. There’s absolutely no chance that if I have set a date and time for an event, I wouldn’t show up. But due to a lack of timely payment from their end coupled with the fact that they dilly-dallied on finalising the date, I bowed out.” Sunny Deol (L-R) MADHURI DIXIT, BONEY KAPOOR, DIVYA DUTTA, SANJAY DUTT AND SUNNY DEOL Celeb tweets probe: Netizens react The boss ladies R Shiyas, who conducts events in and around Kochi, had recently filed a complaint with the Kerala DGP alleging , that Sunny Leone had taken Rs. 29 lakhs from him while promising to attend various inaugural functions in the state but failed to do so. However, Sunny has refuted these claims, saying that halfbaked information is as dangerous as misreporting. On her part, she has alleged lack of timely payment in the concerned deal. Sunny issued a statement that read, “Half information is as dangerous as misreporting. And this is yet another case of the same. I want to set the record straight.” The actress issues statement over cheating charges Madhuri Dixit Last week, several celebs including Sachin Tendulkar, Lata Mangeshkar, Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar, Saina Nehwal tweeted their opinion about farmers’ stir with hashtags #Indiatogether and #Indiaagainstpropadanga. This was to counter US pop star Rihanna and climate activist Greta Thunberg and other international stars who backed the farmers. The latest is that Maharashtra Government will probe into allegations that Indian celebs were pressured to tweet on the ongoing farmers’ protest. The netizens think this is an attack on freedom of speech. Like any of us, aren’t these celebs free to voice their opinions? Some Twitter users have questioned Maharashtra Government’s decision and say nobody had ever imagined that integrity and patriotism of legends like Sachin Tendulkar and Lata Mangeshkar would be probed in India someday. Some went on to ask if the celeb status doesn’t allow them to speak their mind whereas some called the situa- Sunny Leone’s response LATA MANGESHKAR SACHIN TENDULKAR AKSHAY KUMAR tion an oxymoron since Maharashtra Government is making this ‘politically influenced’ and intimidating move and yet accuses celebs of being influenced to write copied tweets under central government’s influence. A Bollywood script “To me it seems more of a communication faux pas. It’s fairly normal for government and private sector to solicit support and seek endorsement from celebrities and it’s up to each one whether to align with or decline it. This situation arose due to the laziness or inability of some of our celebs to rewrite content. To top it up, an investigation whether they were arm twisted? Makes a perfect plot for a Bollywood potboiler,” says producer Rahul Mittra. - TNS c m y b Shocked to hear about #RajivKapoor‘s passing. Deepest condolences to the Kapoor family. Pebbles wins top prize at International Film Festival Rotterdam Indian drama Pebbles, directed by filmmaker Vinothraj PS, has won the top honour, the Tiger Award for best film, at the 50th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). The Tamil language film follows an alcoholic abusive husband who, after his long-suffering wife runs off, sets out with his young son to find her and bring her back. IFFR shared the award announcement on its official Twitter handle. “This edition’s Tiger Award, IFFR’s most prestigious prize, goes to Pebbles by #VinothrajPS,” the tweet read. An emotional Vinothraj thanked the jury for selecting his feature directorial debut. “Feeling emotional! Pebbles International honour won the Tiger Award 2021. Our hard work, patience & dream finally came true. Thank you all for your love and support,” he posted on the microblogging site alongside IFFR’s announcement. The Tiger Award is accom- panied by a Euro 40,000 cash prize, to be shared between the director and producer of the winning film. Titled Koozhangal in Tamil, Pebbles stars a host of new comers and is produced by Vignesh Shivan and Nayantara.—PTI First look of Tahir from Looop Lapeta After Taapsee Pannu provided a glimpse of her character Savi from Looop Lapeta, makers released first look of Tahir Raj Bhasin on Tuesday. Sporting a red T-shirt, bandana and tinted glasses, he slips into the role of Satya, a wheeler-dealer who unwittingly gets his girlfriend entangled in his mission. With the film, director Aakash Bhatia has given a desi twist to German thriller, Run Lola Run (1998). Talking about his role, Tahir says, “Satya is an irreverent guy. I’m a risk-chasing charmer in the film and I’ve had an incredible time playing him. He’s pretty out there in his optimism and lust for life. I’d describe him as all silver linings and no cloud.” A still from the film Pebbles
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