12102021-LSTL-01.qxd 11-10-2021 23:32 Page 1 c m y b ARJUN TO STAR IN THE LADY KILLER Arjun Kapoor will play a small town boy, who falls in love with a self-destructive beauty in The Lady Killer. Says Arjun, “When the script of The Lady Killer came my way, I was hooked.” TRIBUNE Serious note Hollywood star Daniel Craig, who first starred as the iconic character James Bond in 2006’s Casino Royale, says he was quite intense during his stint as 007. IANS LUDHIANA | TUESDAY | 12 OCTOBER 2021 Amp up your fashion quotient Big B drops out of ad campaign From deep hues to metallic vibes, check out some trends this festive season Amitabh Bachchan has terminated his contract with a pan masala brand on the request of a national anti-tobacco organisation. An official statement read, “Kamala Pasand… A few days after the commercial was aired, Mr Bachchan contacted the brand-owners and stepped out of it last week. Upon checking why this sudden move – it was revealed that when Mr Bachchan became associated with the brand, he wasn’t aware that it fell under the surrogate advertising category. Mr Bachchan has also returned the money received for the promotion.” Meanwhile, Big B celebrated his 79th birthday on Monday and marking the occasion, his son, Abhishek Bachchan, penned a heartfelt note with a slideshow video on Instagram. Sharing the lovely video, hewrote, “My hero, my idol, my friend, my father! Happy birthday dad. Love you @SrBachchan.” Big B also shared a fabulous picture of himself on social media to ring-in his birthday. However, it was his daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda’s comment that caught the eye of many. Amitabh took to Instagram, where he shared a collage of himself dressed in grey joggers and a jacket paired with a sling bag and neon green shoes. He captioned the image: “Walking into the 80th..,” Shweta took to the comment section to correct him. She wrote: “79th (heart emoji)”. — IANS Shraddha Kapoor in a dress designed by Anamika Khanna Mona I Padma Shri awardee, artist Sudarshan Pattnaik creats a sand art of Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachan at Puri beach. PTI F revenge travel is a thing of the new normal, can revenge fashion be far behind? As the navratras kick-start the festive season, it gives one ample chance to make up for all the months that went sans dressing up. While celebrations will be restricted, one sure can deck up for the closed circle parties. Sustainable to opulent, the just-concluded Lakme Fashion Week gave a range of options to choose from. Celebrity designer Rohit Verma feels that driven by the doom and gloom of the pandemic, people wish to live life to the fullest while the good times last, “It is an after-effect of the lockdown, offering a break from the monotony of being stuck in a place for so long. For men as well as women, it’s an idea of feeling good about themselves and living in the moment.” “Heritage pieces and trans-seasonal fashion are in the spotlight. Ethnic dresses, especially sarees, never go out of style, which makes it the perfect revenge dressing option! Sophistication in these designs will also take prominence,” he adds. ARPITA MEHTA’S DESIGN MORAKASI BY ANAVILA Stylish yet sustainable Colour me up Designer Gaurav Gupta collection”#DefineToRedefine, which brought curtains down on the second ‘phygital’ edition of the FDCI x Lakme Fashion, is more about sustainable practices. The entire collection is made from a range from up-cycled ocean plastic. His futuristic silhouettes came out remarkably well as Kareena Kapoor Khan turned the show-stopper in an ethereal white mermaid-style gown. Metal-hued dresses like Megha Jain Madaan’s strapless black dress that Soha Ali Khan wore can work wonderfully well for an office festive party. What better time than festivals to don the deep red to emerald greens? Morakasi by Anavila has shades like Pevari (yellow), Khariya (white), Hansraj (red), Koyla (black), Neela Thotha (green) crafted with intricate handmade designs with Hilkari work in silver and gold. “This festive season when we have the opportunity to celebrate with our families, this collection echoes that feeling of home. Every piece in this collection speaks of warm comfort in intricately handmade pieces,” says Anavila. Saree saga If one garment spells sus- tainability, it’s the saree. And, there is a range to choose from. Be it Tarun Tahiliani’s concept saree to Gaurang Shah’s curated line of 40 ‘jamdaani’ sarees from the length and breadth of the country. Right from very popular Benares to Kashmir, Uppada, Paithan and Kota, it’s time to invest in a few timeless pieces. Or just bring out the old treasures and match them with unconventional blouses; it’s time to slay in a saree! DIVYA KHOSLA All in the family Remembering Poo... The Weather Girls’ iconic song It’s raining men... Hallelujah will forever be associated with ‘Pooja’ aka ‘ Poo’ from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham for a generation of Bollywood fans, but actor Kareena Kapoor Khan, who essayed the character on screen, says the role initially left her bewildered. ‘ Poo’ turned out to be one of the most memorable characters from the 2001 Karan Johar family drama feature, which also featured top stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Hrithik Roshan. As the movie clocks 20 years this December, Kareena, revisited the unapologetically bold ‘Poo’, a role she said was more difficult to play than many of her other characters. “There has never been a character on Indian screens where a mainstream actor will be so open and bold. It was way ahead of its time. When we were shooting it 20 years ago, Karan used to tell me that ‘This is going to be an iconic character’ and I would be like ‘Why am I doing this?” Kareena’s dialogues while looking at herself in the mirror: “How dare you? Tumhara koi haq nahin banta ki tum itni NO POLITICS! KAREENA KAPOOR KHAN khoobsurat lago. Not fair”, her catchphrase “Whatevaa” and “Koun hai ye jisne dobaara mud ke mujhe nahi dekha... who’s he?” are still popular with the actor’s fans. “Even after 20 years every girl remembers Poo or has some connect. It’s just the way she carried herself. She was not a typical heroine. It’s a difficult role to play... to have that kind of timing and dialogue rather than putting glycerine and crying. I think even Being responsible Aniruddha Roy talks about the the film LOST Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, director of National AwardWinning Film Pink is coming up with another powerful film titled LOST. The celebrated filmmaker will talk about media integrity and responsibility with the emotional investigative thriller starring Yami Gautam. Says Aniruddha, “There were many incidents that prompted me to work on the topic. One of them was when I witnessed a girl with an incredible passion and a great sense of responsibility towards her work. It got me thinking about how being responsible and committed has become a lost virtue.” CHITRANGADA SINGH I can’t do that timing again if I tried getting back to her,” the actor said. In 2018, while there were some reports that Kareena would be returning to play a character inspired by ‘ Poo’ for a streaming giant, nothing was officially announced. Kareena said Johar would love the idea of making a spin-off on ‘Poo’ but she would like to remember her character for what it was in the movie.— PTI Actor-filmmaker George Clooney has been linked with a political career for some time, but he shared it isn’t in his future plans. Asked on The Andrew Marr Show if he’d run for office, he said: “No, because I would actually like to have a nice life.” The Tender Bar filmmaker, who has fouryear-old twins Ella and Alexander with wife Amal, plans to scale back his work commitments while he is still healthy and can still “play basketball and do the things I love”. He added: “I turned 60 this year and I had a conversation with my wife and we were working a lot, as we both do, and I said we have to think of these as the halcyon years. “In 20 years, I will be 80 and that’s a real number. Doesn’t matter how much you work out, what you eat, you’re 80 and so I said we have to make sure we enjoy and live these years in the best possible way.” After former President Donald Trump left office, Clooney insisted that the US still needs to do a lot of “healing” and people shouldn’t be concerned about incumbent President Joe Biden’s poll numbers dropping. He said: “It’s like taking a battered child and thinking everything’s going to be okay his first day in school. There are a lot of things that have to be repaired, there’s a lot of healing that has to happen, and it’s going to take time.” While he doesn’t want to run for office himself, the ‘Midnight Sky ’ actor hopes his fellow US citizens have “a little better sense” than to vote Trump back as President. — IANS Hollywood star George Clooney rules out political career Witness Maradona’s legendary journey Prime Video recently dropped the official trailer and key art for the series, Maradona: Blessed Dream. The biopic follows the triumphs and challenges of the legendary soccer player, Diego Armando Maradona, from his humble beginnings in Argentina to his game- changing career through Barcelona and Napoli, and his role in taking his national team to win the World Cup in Mexico in ’86. The series will release in India with dubs in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Malayalam and English. Maradona: Blessed Dream stars Nazareno Casero, Juan Palomino and Nicolas Goldschmidt portraying Diego Armando Maradona through dif- c m y b ferent stages of his life. The biographical series was filmed in Argentina, Spain, Italy, Uruguay and Mexico and features 10 one-hour long episodes capturing key moments along the life and career of the legendary football star. It is set to premiere on October 29 on Prime Video while the last episode will go live on November 26. All’s fair in pyaar and parivaar! Well, Rajkummar Rao surely believes so, as he adopts a different approach to charm lady love Kriti Sanon. With many heartwarming and funny moments, the trailer of Hum Do Humare Do is delightfully unconventional. The Dinesh Vijan production takes an out-of-thebox look at adoption, telling the story of a man forced to arrange a set of parents to impress the love of his life. When Paresh Rawal and Ratna Pathak Shah arrive as the papa and mummy, hilarious chaos ensues. Says Dinesh Vijan, “Maddock trusts in the power of content-driven films, while Mimi was a delightful family entertainer, with Hum Do CAST OF HUM DO HUMARE DO Humare Do, we take the essence of family further, because in the end, a family is a set of people we love and cherish. Our film is a wholesome comedy.” A scary time Jared Leto says he got ‘tear gassed’ In Italy Actor and musician Jared Leto’s trip to Italy didn’t go as he’d expected. Taking to his social media account, the House of Gucci star shared that he got ‘tear gassed’ in Rome after he was caught in a Covid-19 vaccine protest. He shared his experience via Instagram Story. Posting a photo of police speaking to protestors, he wrote: “Got caught in a protest in Italy. From what I gather it was about vaccine mandates/green pass.” The vocalist of 30 Seconds to Mars further stated: “Got tear-gassed then called it a night.” He went on to note, “here are some images and video,” before letting out footage of the chaotic demonstration. Leto previously revealed that he found out about the Covid pandemic after returning home from a 12day silent meditation in the desert. Taking to Twitter and Instagram back in March 2020, he first penned: “Wow. 12 days ago I began a silent meditation in the desert. We were totally isolated. No phone, no communication etc. We had no idea what was happening outside the facility. Walked out yesterday into a very different world. One that’s been changed forever...” — IANS
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