22072021-LSTL-01.qxd 7/21/2021 11:42 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE WEDDING BELLS FOR JUSTIN Within days of winning the cooking reality show MasterChef Australia Season 13, Justin Narayan married his girlfriend of two years, Esther Smoothy. Narayan exchanged vows with Esther in Perth. Narayan branded the event above his win, calling it “the best day of my entire life”.IANS Varun Dhawan sported kajal and jewellery at a fashion show Sheetal B REAKING the age-old gender stereotypes is the first step towards acknowledging LGBTQIA+ community. The notion that men can’t wear make-up or nail paint or dress up is the basic step that has led to homophobia. Over the years many have challenged these prejudices by stepping out with nail art, make-up and flowery jewels, but mostly, Instagram influencers Son of veteran actress Poonam Dhillon, Anmol Dhillon, says his mother is a wonder woman. Anmol made his debut with movie Tuesdays & Fridays. LUDHIANA | THURSDAY | 22 JULY 2021 Nailing the sentiment Who says guys can’t wear nail paint? Tough guys like Varun Dhawan and many Instagram influencers are flaunting their feminine side to challenge homophobia have managed to drive home the message loud and clear. We bring you these catalysts of change and how they started a dialogue by ‘doing what men are not supposed to do’. LET NAILS DO THE TALKING “Where’s your will to be weird?” asks Kartik Aaryan as he posted a black and white picture of him on Friday, shot by celeb photographer Dabboo Ratnani for his Calendar 2021. The highlight is Aaryan’s weirdly done nail paint. In a She loves love... But Shailene Woodley is in no rush to get married Big Little Lies actress Shailene Woodley, who confirmed her engagement to National Football League (NFL) star Aaron Rodgers in February, says she is in no rush to get married. “There’s no wedding planning happening. There’s no rush. We’ve got no rush,” Woodley told Entertainment Tonight, reports femalefirst.co.uk. The actress will next be seen in the romantic film The Last Letter From Your Lover. The film is set in the 1960s and sees her character Jennifer embroiled in a love triangle with husband Laurence (Joe Alwyn) and her admirer Anthony (Callum Turner). She said she jumped at the chance to work with director Augustine Frizzell in the film, because it was a project that appealed to her love of “love”. She said, “I love Mama’s boy love and I love Augustine. I had met Augustine a few months prior to reading the script and I really just fell in love with her entire being and what she was about and the way she saw the world. “I got sent the script, because she was involved, and fell in love with the storyline and fell in love with specifically the two characters of Anthony and Jennifer because there’s such a deep intrinsic connection between the two of them, and it seems like life wanted them to stay apart. That’s how I got hooked,” the actress added. Woodley had recently explained that she and Rodgers initially kept their romance out of the spotlight, but chose to confirm their engagement because they didn’t want someone else to do it for them. —IANS video from the shoot, the actor looks smitten by his own nail paint game. From Hollywood, actors like Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp, singers Harry Styles and Troye Sivan, rapper ASAP Rocky and Jonathan Van Ness, have added colour and drama to their manicured nails. NOT ALL COMEDY Bringing this conversation home is a task but stand-up comedians like Varun Grover and Abish Mathew are doing it as a way of self- Abish Mathew mimics Sachin Tendulkar (Clockwise from top) Abish Mathew, Siddharth Batra, painted nails of Varun Grover and Vishnu Kaushal’s flower jewellery ISTOCK PHOTOS: ISTAGRAM expression. Abish shared a reel on Friday where his niece tried to do makeup on him to which, artist and Drag King Durga Gawde commented, “Can I do makeup on you too? Drag is another art form which is about illusion, critiquing gender and at its norms. Abish continues to don the nail-paint for another video where he mimics Sachin Tendulkar’s facial expression. The comedian adds a spin to the cricketer’s video about preferring a clean shave, calling out another stereotype of man donning beards. Sachin captioned it as, Gone in 30 seconds. Nothing lasts forever! I prefer the clean shave… what about you?” On the other hand, National Award winning lyricist and stand-up comedian Varun Grover often shares videos showcasing his love for groomed nails with paint on it. His display picture (DP) on Instagram has him leaning on his hand with pastel shades on his nails. He had earlier tweeted a photo of his coloured nails in support of a young boy who was being ridiculed for wearing lipstick. He says, “Nail paint makes my hand look beautiful and colourful with minimum effort. (I) am surprised why more people don’t wear it.” He adds, “And I am coming from the same world of conditioning as everyone here but now when I think about it, it feels so bizzare that a simple act of putting colour on your nails can be considered so gendered and scandalous. I have had a couple of really ugly homophobic responses about it too but not sharing them here.” INFLUENCING DONE RIGHT Influencers like Ankush Bahuguna, Siddharth Batra and Chandigarh-lad Vishnu Kaushal have taken the game further. Ankush and Vishnu are coming up with their side pages on Instagram, @wingitwithankush and @vishnutoo, respectively, their content highlights how men need to be seen. Batra, whose bio reads Tiger is ready to roar Salman Khan’s latest Instagram post holds proof that the star is going all out for his film Tiger 3. Salman posted a video of his workout session at a gym on his Instagram handle. In the clip, we can see the actor’s reflection in a gym’s windowpane where he is seen working on his biceps. “I think this guy is training for Tiger 3,” Salman captioned the video. As soon as Salman posted the video, fans poured in their excitement. Earlier, Emraan Hashmi, who will be seen essaying the role of the antagonist in the film too took to Instagram to show off his washboard abs. In the photo, Emraan is seen standing in his gym dressed in his joggers, a headband, and a mask, flaunting his ripped body. Meanwhile, reports suggest that Shah Rukh Khan will be a part of Tiger 3 in a cameo role. Salman Khan Memes about Raj Kundra’s 'work' go viral The battle gets murkier Atul and Priya set to return with City of Dreams 2 Political drama City of Dreams now returns to Disney+Hotstar with an even bigger, unmerciful and brutal familial political tussle than before. Reprising their powerful characters, actors Atul Kulkarni and Priya Bapat return as Ameya Rao Gaikwad and Poornima Gaikwad, the fatherdaughter duo willing to cross any line to rise above the other. Lauded for their standout performances in the last chapter, actors Eijaz Khan and Sachin Pilgaonkar also re-join the ensemble cast as popular actor Sushant Singh joins the cast this season. Says director Nagesh Kukunoor, “As the story of the political power battle in the Gaikwad family goes forward, I hope that we can live up to the audience’s expectations! It’s going to get murkier.” Rocky is here, where’s Rani? Ranveer Singh will be seen next in the much talked about rom-com Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, which was announced recently. The movie will also star Alia Bhatt and will be directed by none other than Karan Johar. Apart from Alia and Ranveer, the movie will have Shabana Azmi, Dharmendra and Jaya Bachchan. Increasing fans’ excitement, Karan recently posted a picture with Ranveer signalling that they have already begun the prep for Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani. In the picture, Ranveer was seen in his iconic fashion element with huge glasses and blingy chain. Ranveer Singh will be seen in Karan Johar-directed Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani Members of Coldplay Coldplay offers new album Coldplay is all set to return with their upcoming album, Music Of The Spheres, releasing on October 15 this year. The British pop-rock band announced their upcoming album and also shared the entire track list. A new track to be released c m y b CEO of guy beauty, does not bow down to critics. Batra, who collaborates with his father and grandfather in many videos, wears blingy jewellery, nail paint himself and he has also taught his parents to rock those looks. Vishnu Kaushal also loves to express himself freely. While there’s a trend to steal your boyfriend’s shirt and jeans, Vishnu and Batra have given it a spin and worn clothes and jewellery stolen from their girlfriends’ wardrobe. Couple goals of a kind! from the album will be Coloratura, arriving this Friday, followed by another single in September. The band also dropped a teaser. Chris Martin and other band members shared the news by posting a handwritten note on their official Twitter accounts followed by a small video, titled Overtura. “Thank you for listening, or coming to shows, or any way we have met through music,” read the note signed by Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion. Social media is flooding with memes about content backed by actress Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra, who was arrested on Monday on charges of producing and publishing pornographic material through mobile applications. More than the news of the arrest, netizens seem interested about the content Kundra is alleged to have made. Sharing a meme featuring actor Johny Lever holding a knife in his hand and wearing an angry expressions, a user tweeted: “Le Boys tweeting for link be like : #RajKundra Link kidhar hai?” Sharing a meme featuring actor Pankaj Tripathi, a user wrote: “#RajKundra to Mumbai police now: dukaan jama raha tha, aap log aake berozgaar kar diye.” Another user shared a meme featuring actor Shivaji Satam, which shows him smiling while sleeping. The meme reads: “When you finally get the link of #RajKundra’s work.” Another meme featuring Sanjay Dutt’s photo in his Munnaibhai avatar, reads: “Porn sites gets banned in india, #RajKundra: Tension nahi leneka, apun hai na.” Another meme reads: “Koi Dhakkamukki nahi karega. Sabko link milega — #rajkundra.” —IANS
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