02092021-LSTC-01.qxd 9/1/2021 11:10 PM Page 1 c m y b COP-ING WITH PRESSURE Richa Chadha will be next seen in Voot Select’s original web series Candy, where she will be donning the avatar of a cop for the first time. The film will also have Ronit Roy in a lead role. The series has a mix of suspense and mystery where Richa will be seen investigating murders in a school in a small hilly town. The recently concluded India Couture Week 2021’s second digital outing bridges the gaps between designers and their clientele TRIBUNE All set The latest James Bond film No Time To Die, starring Daniel Craig in his final role as 007, is all set to release in select cities across India on September 30. —IANS LUDHIANA | THURSDAY | 2 SEPTEMBER 2021 Time to bend norms... I F the pandemic taught us one thing, it is never to close eyes to possibilities. The India Couture Week 2021 wasn’t limited to the pre-pandemic world’s front rows or a select few; its second digital outing was accessed and appreciated not by the industry giants but a common person in love with fashion! Bridal reds by master couturier Manish Malhotra gave a dreamy start to the Week. While the wedding season is yet to pick up, the show is bang on time to give bridesto-be enough time to articulate their thoughts and prep for the big day. B-town divas show the way Trust Bollywood to be leading the fashion game. Radiant Kriti Sanon, impeccably styled in voluminous red lehanga, turned the showstopper for Manish Malhotra. Sonam Kapoor changed the game by donning an embroidered bandhgala with a split-dhoti pants in shades of ivory and champagne for Kunal Rawal’s collection Vision Quest. An amalgamation of modern style and traditional red, Shradhha Kapoor looked regal in Falguni and Shane Peacock’s red lehenga in gold embroidery, sequins, zari work and a sheer lining. Say hybrid Greys, pinks and blues came together in concept lehengas and hybrid gowns and glamorous styles in designer Gaurav Gupta’s Universal Love. If reds and ivories were a common theme through this Couture week, metallics sizzled the show as well. Rejoicing beauty was Anamika Khanna’s sarees and lehangas a befitting ode to intricate crafts of India. Rajasthan as muse Tarun Tahiliani’s bridal collection had traditional bridal reds to contemporary pastels and beiges. His Pichwai collection this season takes inspiration from the ancient Indian lyrical paintings from Rajasthan with peacocks and lotuses for motifs. Lehengas, shararas, concept sarees, kurtas, choli capes, coats, skirts, and more in fabrics such as organza brocade, tulle brocade, muga silk and sheer silk, tulle, novelty crinkle, the designer offered his signature draped garments. Rahul Mishra concluded the show with Kamkhab, a collection that brought together beauty of old love and the lightness of new beginnings. Age-old techniques of hand embroidery, in fabrics like silk organza, georgette, crêpe and tissue along with Banarasi cutwork and Chanderi silk textiles. Kunal Rawal focuses on inclusivity Shradhha Kapoor & Kriti Sanon Tony Leung opens up on why he avoided playing father’s roles before Shang-Chi Saira Banu hospitalised Veteran actress Saira Banu has been hospitalised. She was rushed to Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai after she complained of issues related to blood pressure three days ago. The actress was, however, shifted to ICU on September 1. Reportedly, Saira Banu suffered a minor heart attack three days back post which she was rushed to the hospital. The latest report suggest that she is keeping well now but for better care, has been shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) ward of the hospital. Saira Banu suffered a personal loss when the legendary actor and her husband Dilip Kumar left the world for his heavenly abode in July this year. A still from Shang-Chi then, I’ve learned to find something that I really enjoy doing whilst I’m alone. Because you cannot always rely on being with people to feel happy, right?” Leung said though he could not imagine someone with superpowers, he could understand his character of Wenwu and how he “is a failure of a father”. “Frankly, I couldn’t imagine someone in the real world with superpowers...But I can imagine someone like him who is an underdog, who is a failure of a father... On the one hand, he’s a bad father, but on the other, I just see him as someone who loves his family deeply. I don’t think he knows how to love himself.” Chinese-Canadian star Simu Liu plays the lead in the Marvel film, which releases in India on September 3. In a recent interview, Marvel chief Kevin Feige said getting Leung, a legend in international cinema circuits, to play Wenwu was special as the actor made it a “well-rounded tragic figure”. “We at Marvel have been lucky to have worked with a lot of famous actors, people you could call living legends (but) none of them are as impressive or hit that term legend as much as Tony. He had never been to a Hollywood set before. I live in Los Angeles, sometimes you see other actors around, but Tony was just this mythical figure only in these amazing movies. “Meeting him personally, which I only did briefly before the shutdown, was incredible. Wenwu is a new character. We really wanted him to have villainous overtones but to be this wellrounded tragic figure that you feel for in a deep way. Nobody is better than Tony for this. We had high expectations for what he will be able to bring to this movie and he surpassed them all. It is an extremely special performance,” Feige said. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, Shang-Chi also stars Awkwafina, Michelle Yeoh, Ronny Chieng, Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen, Florian Munteanu and Benedict Wong. —PTI Catch Sunny in action The actor begins the next shoot schedule of Adipurush Sunny Singh will be seen in a mythological role in his upcoming film, Adipurush. Having completed one schedule of the film successfully, the actor moves on to the next along with others in the cast. A source said, “Sunny has begun shooting for the next schedule of Adipurush along with Prabhas and Kriti Sanon in Mum- c m y b bai, it’s a two month long schedule. Sunny along with others in the cast is also doing dance rehearsals for the songs in this film.” Fans of Sunny are excited to get a glimpse of his role in the mythological film based on the epic of Ramayana. The actor is all set to essay the role of Laxman in this film. FASHION “Fashion is no more exclusive – the front rows, barricading sections, a chosen few to witness the fashion spectacle but the digital format gives access to any fashion lover,” says INIFD director Ritu Kochhar. “What’s heartening is that not only the Couture Week offered an array of styles, colours and options keeping in mind different choices, there models in different shapes and sizes bring inclusivity which has been a missing till very recently!” Sonam Kapoor Farah Khan tests positive for Covid-19 Of painful memories Hong Kong star Tony Leung, who plays a negative role in “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”, says he turned down the part of a failed father in the past as it bore resemblance to his own childhood. In the upcoming Marvel movie, Leung’s first Hollywood venture that comes after an illustrious career in internationally-acclaimed films such as In The Mood For Love, Happy Together and Chungking Express, the actor plays a villainous father to the titular hero. “Someone actually approached me to play the role of a failed father but I rejected it because I don’t want to be reminded of how my dad treated me,” Leung said in an interview. The 59year-old actor said his solitary childhood led him to hobbies like reading, cycling and visiting museums. “Maybe it’s because of my childhood background, which made me distance myself from people... Since ACCESSIBLE Mission accomplished Rashmika Mandanna on her debut film, Mission Majnu Rashmika Mandanna has been the talk of the town ever since she started shooting for her Bollywood debut film Mission Majnu. Throwing light on her shooting experience, Rashmika said, “Firsts are always special, and Mission Majnu being my first has given me an opportunity to transcend my boundaries and how. My heart feels happy to know that I started my journey in Hindi cinema with this film with these beautiful people.” She added, “In the first narration itself I knew I wanted to be a part of this film. It’s a now or never kind of character. Mission Majnu has given me so many firstsfrom exploring the northern part of India, the culture, the language, the people, the industry, and working with such a wonderful team and the co actors. I couldn’t have asked for more.” Apart from Mission Majnu, Rashmika also has Goodbye in her kitty which stars Amitabh Bachchan and Neena Gupta. Farah Khan has tested positive for Covid-19 even after two doses of vaccine. The choreographer-turned-filmmaker shared the news with fans on her social media on Wednesday. Taking to her Instagram story, Farah wrote, “I wonder if this happened coz (because) I didn’t put my “kaala teeka”. Despite being double vaccinated and working with mostly double vaxxed people, I’ve still managed to test positive for Covid. I’ve already informed everyone I came in contact with, to get tested. However, if I have forgotten someone (because of old age and fading memory) Please test yourself. Hoping to recover soon.” Farah was shooting for dance reality show Super Dancer 4 on August 30 with Shilpa Shetty and others. She also shot a special episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati 13 with Amitabh Bachchan. Meanwhile, the filmmaker had made an appearance on Arbaaz Khan’s chat show recently.
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