29082021-LSTC-01.qxd 8/28/2021 11:47 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE No fear Bigg Boss OTT contestant Divya Agarwal recently opened up about the remarks made by Karan Johar against her. IANS CHANDIGARH | SUNDAY | 29 AUGUST 2021 MONSOON MAGIC Shraddha Kapoor turns showstopper for Falguni Shane Peacock’s collection, Love Is... Who can think of rain without thinking of garam chai and spicy pakoras? Well, that’s not the only indulgence the monsoon brings along... Gurnaaz Kaur Love on the ramp Celebrated designers Falguni and Shane Peacock unveiled their collection, titled Love Is, on Friday at the India Couture Week with a fashion film shot at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Taj Mahal, Agra. This momentous show makes Falguni Shane Peacock the first and only designers in the world to ever mount a show within the precincts of this magnificent monument of love, the Taj Mahal. Showstopper for the evening was Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor. Shraddha was seen wearing a deep red-based, intricately embroidered light golden lehenga with floral motifs and geometric details in beads, crystals and sequins. The handcrafted blouse is replete with foliage and grid work details, and completed with tassels. The collection Love Is has been crafted completely by hand to showcase the distinct handwriting and talents of a cluster of about 250 craftsmen from the FSP-adopted villages of Malihati, Islampur, Midnapore, Kharagpur and Marhtala in West Bengal with the couture signatures of Falguni- Shane Peacock. T HE monsoon is magical. As the sky opens up, rain pours, one can’t resist the craving for chaipakora. This weather makes you want to do certain things, like chit-chat with a friend or watch that all-time favourite film or play certain music. These actors share with us their monsoon indulgences. Learning spree SALONIE PATEL The monsoon represents new beginnings. Every monsoon I find myself wanting to learn something new. Last year, it was the keyboard, this year it was the ukulele, and two years ago it was an acting course. I feel creative and inspired when it’s rains. Steamed fish & pakoras SHILPA RAO Pre-Covid, I used to go to Marine Drive just to soak up some rain. It’s something I used to do since my college days. Post-Covid, obviously since we are still kind of holed up, I’ve cultivated an interest in gardening. My parents are with me now, what we do as a family during this weather is gorge on some steamed fish and pakoras with piping hot filter coffee. There are a lot of monsoon raagas in our Hindustani classical music that I have to listen to like Raag Megh, Megh Malhar and more. They bring such depth to the feeling of rain. Rain dance SUMBUL TOUQEER I love the rain. To get drenched in the downpour and dance are my favourite things to do. It’s been a routine since the childhood to be out in the rain and then when it gets really cold, cover myself in a warm blanket and enjoy some tea and pakodas. When I was a kid, I’d dance to some nostalgic monsoon-themed songs like Cham Cham. Meet agent Amal The actress dons a glam avatar for her next Mission Marine Drive MAYURI DESHMUKH Aahana Kumra will next be seen in Netflix series Call My Agent: Bollywood along with Soni Razdan, Rajat Kapoor and Ayush Mehra. The series is a remake of the French comedy, Dix Pour Cent and its teaser was unveiled recently. While the teaser seems promising, Aahana’s glammed-up avatar also has caught our attention. Aahana will be playing Amal Ahmed, one of the agents of the company they are trying to save after the founder’s sudden demise. Sharing details, Aahana says, “I have thoroughly enjoyed shooting for the show.” My favourite thing in monsoon dates back to my teenage years when my best friend Shweta and I would stay at Churchgate. One monsoon, we decided to get a little filmy and enjoy the rains like they do in the movies. So, there we were, with our shoes in hands, we ran from one end of Marine Drive to the other. The waves would splash on us. Justice delivered After the ground-breaking success of the first season of Criminal Justice, the next chapter in the franchise release in December 2020, Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors not only succeeded in entertaining the audiences but also left them with food for thought. The series has now won the honour for Best Asian Drama Series for Regional/International Market at Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors wins Best Asian Drama series at Content Asia Awards 2021 Content Asia Awards 2021. Content Asia Awards are organised for the Asian market by the Content Asia team. A still from Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors Words & raindrops: PRANATI RAI PRAKASH Oh, I love to have chai and read by the window, watching the raindrops. The greenery around is serene. But the one thing that I have realised is that the monsoon always makes you go slow. I’ve made a commitment to myself that no matter what, I will workout for at least 40 minutes a day. NCB arrests Gaurav Dixit The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested actor Gaurav Dixit on August 27 after they recovered drugs from his house. As per reports, MD and Charas were recovered from Gaurav’s residence in a raid which was conducted in connection to actor Ajaz Khan’s case. It has been alleged that Gaurav had supplied the drugs to Ajaz Khan. He had been on the run for nearly four months. Reportedly, both Ajaz Khan and Gaurav Dixit have a direct connection with Shadab Batata, who was arrested by the NCB. c m y b With Bella by the balcony AASTHA GILL This is the time for me and my pet cat Bella to sit by the balcony and enjoy the rain. It has become a ritual. I pour myself a cup of coffee, listen to AR Rahman’s music and hours pass by. If I am not dieting, then relishing home-made samosas with family is also our way of spending quality time together. Inspires creativity RITVIK SAHORE I enjoy the monsoon and sitting beside my window, sipping a warm cup of coffee with music playing in the background. Staring at the clouds or the scenery gives me peace. It really helps me unwind. Playing the guitar is another thing that I like to do when it’s raining. Many people do not like overcast weather but it brings out creativity in me. Driving in the rain SUNAYANA FOZDAR Chai and monsoon is the perfect combination. While I usually snuggle in a cozy corner and watch movies. Lately, I have been enjoying reading on my balcony when it rains. Monsoon is my favorite time of the year. Everything is so poetic about this season. I enjoy beautiful and simple things in the rain such as going for a drive. Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone to shoot in Spain for Pathan have decided to shoot a massively mounted song. A source says, “No Bollywood film has ever shot song sequences in these places. Sid Anand will shoot a song in Spain and things are totally under wraps to control all possible leaks. The intent is to create a song that is visually so grand that it is an The monsoon is a happy season for me. I either go for a bike ride or a car ride to Lonavala. From there, depending on the mood, I do a trek or come back in a day or stay there for 2-3 days. During the monsoons, mountains look majestic and being in the hills uplifts my spirit. Some reel pleasure RASHMI AGDEKAR Song & drama Producer Aditya Chopra and director Siddharth Anand are leaving no stone unturned to give the audience a grand experience with their forthcoming movie Pathan. As reported earlier, Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone will shoot crucial parts of their film in Spain but now, the makers Call of the mountains MAHESH SHETTY instant hit. All necessary permissions are being worked on for a smooth shooting experience in Spain.” Meanwhile, Deepika and SRK’s pairing has always worked like magic on the big screen. The duo has given blockbusters, including Om Shanti Om,’Chennai Express and Happy New Year. Kanika Dhillon becomes the first writer to get on the cover of an international magazine Onward & upward Kanika Dhillon is a complete game-changer in true sense. Touted as one of the most progressive storytellers of today’s time, Kanika has become the first-ever writer to get on the cover of an international magazine. This German magazine is celebrating the phenomenal filmography of Kanika in their latest issue. Sharing the news on social media, she wrote, “Onward and upwardwith gratitude, love and light! … when a screenwriter makes it to a cover of an international Bollywood magazine, it’s a great time for content creators and writers! ”
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