22042021-LSTC-01.qxd 4/21/2021 11:23 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Noble aim To mark the Earth Day today, joining hands with preloved thrifting store Dolce Vee, actress Bhumi Pednekar has launched an Environmental Footprint Calculator. CHANDIGARH | THURSDAY | 22 APRIL 2021 Reuse, recycle & repeat Double the fun Salman Khan’sRadheto release in theatres and on OTT simultaneously Salman Khan’s much-awaited Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai will release this Eid (May 13) in theatres as well as OTT platform. The actor, along with Zee, has decided to opt for a hybrid release model, which is generally seen in Hollywood these days. Sharing the news, Salman Khan Films’ spokesperson said, “It’s imperative that we all come together and think of out-ofthe-box solutions for cinema as an industry during the current pandemic situation. We will support the theatre owners by releasing the film in as many theatres as we can, keeping in line with the rules and protocols laid down by the government. But, considering the guidelines and safety measures, we also need to devise ways to ensure that the film reaches all of our audience.” However, the digital release won’t be available for free. The makers have taken the pay per view route. The audience will have to pay a certain amount to watch Radhe at their home. This would not be a part of their subscription to OTT platforms. It will be released on Zee plex. Meanwhile, the trailer of Radhe will be out on April 22. This is not right! Shobhaa De calls out stars vacationing at Maldives Acclaimed author Shobhaa De has a clear message for Bollywood celebs who have been holidaying at exotic locations like the Maldives and sharing photos. In a long note via an Instagram post, Shobha stated how it is simply not the right thing to do during a pandemic, especially when the country is going through a second wave. The note was originally posted by Rohini Iyer on her Instagram stories, a few days back, which has been reposted by Shobhaa. While reposting Shobhaa wrote, “Hello!!! Listen up! Loved this post passionately articulated by Rohini Iyer. Wanted to share it here... Well said @rohiniiyer. It is the height of vulgarity to flaunt those ridiculous pictures. Enjoy the Maldives by all means. You are blessed if you can get such a break in these bleak times. But do everyone a favour... keep it private. @rohiniyer.” On this Earth Day, celebs from the glamour world share how damage caused to the environment can be minimised through eco-friendly choices Gurnaaz Kaur do not waste food or water.” O Collective action N Earth Day today, it is time to spare a thought about the worsening global climate crisis. This year, the theme is ‘Restore our Earth’. The glamour industry thrives on wasteful consumerism. It is the second largest polluter in the world, just after the oil industry. Clearly, the world of fashion hasn’t been kind to the Earth! We talk to some of the top fashion designers and actors on how to stop the damage. Varun Bahl is among the couturiers known for his style globally. He says, “I practice simple ways like the manner in which a fabric is dyed and processed; I use sustainable fabrics. I invest in a line that adds solid design value to your wardrobe and enhances your personal style, a line that is trend-less and versatile, so that each piece can be styled in different ways, from within the existing wardrobe. It’s my commitment to offer well-made clothes that people can wear again and again,” he says. Avoid wastage Actress Aahana Kumra opines, “Sustainable fashion is the only way forward. I am not much into buying and I reuse, recycle and repeat clothes. It’s a wastage wearing a new outfit for every public appearance. During this pandemic, everybody, I am sure, has realised that we don’t need too many clothes. A few pyjamas, a couple of shorts and t-shirts, and some home- wear are enough. Let’s stick to that.” Celebrated designer Abhinav Mishra says he has a holistic approach, “Each stage of the product’s life PANKAJ AND NIDHI cycle has environmental inputs and outputs. Being a couture designer helps me in curbing a lot of wastage, as the pieces are made to order. Almost all designs are handcrafted that helps me eliminate carbon footprint to a great extent. Keeping in mind the sustainability benchmarks, all creations are made with natural fabrics.” Small steps Every step counts and actress Elnaaz Norouzi’s steps include exchanging clothes with her mom and cousins, donating those that she doesn’t wear and not buying something she already has. “A lot of people think that sustainable fashion is about leaving a luxurious life, but I feel knowing what you are wearing is also ❝ sustainable fashion. As a part of the glamour industry, we need to work towards sustainability with our choice of clothes, makeup and even what we eat. Like I always use organic items on my hair because the waste goes into the water. I have also chosen to be a vegetarian. I have stopped using single-use plastic bottles. And I make it a point to not get the scripts printed; we already have a phone. We can easily go paperless.” As for actor Amar Upadhyay, he feels, “I avoid taking a shower bath. Even while shaving, I take a mug of hot water instead of keeping the tap running as most people do.We need to pro- Going places Adil Hussain-starrer Raahgir to open UK Asian Film Festival JAIDEEP AHLAWAT (RIGHT) IN A STILL FROM AJEEB DAASTAANS no talk about them. There is not much talk on these topics and that is why there is more to explore there,” he pointed out. While such subjects are good to explore, the actor feels everything eventually depends on the script. “Until and unless a story is written well, no emotion will work. You have to write it right to reach the audience,” he said. Hot topic Talking about same-sex love being a hot topic among filmmakers right now, Jaideep said: “People talk about the things that are ABHINAV MISHRA tect our environment in any way we can. In fact, even the incense sticks that I use don’t have wood in them.” Likewise, in her personal life, Shirley Setia does things that have become a part of her lifestyle. “Beyond clothes and looks, how we conduct ourselves on a day-to-day basis also has a huge impact. I reuse my old wardrobe, don’t take long showers, never leave AC or light and fans on when not required; walk when I can, use cloth bags for grocery shopping and SEEMA GUJRAL, ELNAAZ NOROUZI, AAHANA KUMRA, SHIRLEY SETIA AND AMAR UPADHYAY ‘Not much talk of sexuality’ Jaideep Ahlawat feels there is not much talk about sex, gender, class and patriarchy in our society, which is why there is much to explore in these subjects fictionally. All of the above subjects find a fascinating mix in Jaideep’s new project — the short feature Majnu — which is a part of the OTT anthology Ajeeb Daastaans. In the story, he plays Babloo, a heartland strongman in a loveless marriage with the daughter of a political bigwig and who, it eventually emerges, is gay. PEOPLE TALK “Any emotion can be said in so many ways. ABOUT THE THINGS THAT ARE (While on) These topSUPPRESSED... ics (gender, class, patriarchy) or sexualiTHE IDEA THAT PEOPLE LOOK A ty, we think we have become modern or CERTAIN WAY a ACCORDING TO there is Wechange in society. to THEIR SEXUALITY think like thatlove it’s but IS STEREOTYPICAL not,” Jaideep said. THINKING. He added: “We are JAIDEEP AHLAWAT 140-crore people. We are those people who stay in the metros and have the exposure. But there is a bigger population, which is from Babloo’s world. There is VARUN BAHL Shifting the focus to the brand level, fashion designer Seema Gujral believes, “We only use recyclable material for packaging and avoid single-use plastic. We also have a strict ‘no-waste’ policy where the fabric cutouts are used as lining or for our internal usage. These transitions help us emphasise the importance of water conservation and wastetreatment.” Luxury fashion designer Pankaj and Nidhi reiterate the thought of collective action. They echo, “We’ve realised how prudent and imperative it is to design sharp and focused collections — reduce waste by designing less and ensuring each sample and each stitch and each cut of cloth counts.” suppressed — emotions that are suppressed, individualities of people and their likings that are suppressed. The idea that people look a certain way according to their sexuality is stereotypical thinking.” He shared that his character Babloo from Ajeeb Daastaans is different. “Babloo comes from society where legacy and male ego stays on the forefront. So, you wouldn’t be able to judge him on the basis of his look or the work he does, on what his take is on love. I was lucky enough to play Babloo,” he said. — IANS The Adil Hussain-starrer Raahgir: The Wayfarers will be the opening film at the 23rd UK Asian Film Festival, which starts on May 26. The actor shared the news on Instagram. Sharing a still from the Goutam Ghose-directorial that features him with actress Tillotama Shome, he wrote: “Thrilled to announce that Our film #Raahgir/#Wayfaeres is opening the 23rd UK Asian Film Festival from 26th May. Director #GautamGhose producer @itsonlyamitagarwal. In the lead @tillotamashome @neerajkabi and me.” The film’s story centres around an encounter between two underprivileged people, who are trying to find economic opportunities. c m y b No films, please Do not malign his image, urges Sushant Singh’s sister Sushant Singh Rajput’s father KK Singh has moved to the Delhi High Court asking for a ban on the upcoming films based on the actor’s life. The court has now asked the producers to respond to the plea. Amidst all this, Sushant’s sister Shweta Singh Kirti took to social media asking everyone to not malign her brother’s image by means of such movies. Shweta wrote, “Any production or depiction of the private life of Sushant Singh Rajput Shweta Singh Kirti with Sushant Singh Rajput is a blatant and wilful breach of fundamental right to privacy, which cannot be taken away without the prior approval of his legal heir.” She further wrote, “Let’s all work towards keeping our dearest Sushant’s image pious and pure, exactly the way he was. Let’s take an oath that we will never let anyone malign his personality and what he stood for! #DontMalignSushantsImage…” Meanwhile, according to the plea filed by Sushant’s father, he feels that movies like Nyay: The Justice, Suicide Or Murder and other web series can harm the reputation of the late actor as well as his family. Hungrier after finding fame! Popular rap star Cardi B feels fame my life. I felt like my life was has changed her appetite and that mine. Now I feel like I don’t even she never felt as hungry when she own my life. I feel like the world was broke. “Why am I always owns me,” she wrote. so hungry?! I swear I was She also shared that she never this hungry when I takes inspiration from WHY AM I ALWAYS SO things and people who was broke,” the rapper tweeted. The rapper HUNGRY?! I SWEAR I WAS exist outside the NEVER THIS HUNGRY had recently shared that WHEN I WAS BROKE celebrity world. “My she was happier before role models are the peoCARDI B finding fame. ple around me. who I see “I feel like I was a little bit working. Like for example, happier two or three years ago my mom would come home when I had less money. I had less from work and get to cooking people who had opinions about right away. — IANS ❝
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