25042022-LSTC-01.qxd 4/24/2022 11:31 PM Page 1 c m y b WORKING BIRTHDAY FOR VARUN Varun Dhawan celebrated his 35th birthday on the sets of his upcoming movie Bawaal on Sunday. He even shared a picture from the sets. Varun wrote in the caption, “…The last two birthdays were spent at home, but feels great to be out here on the sets.” TMS WEBSOLUTE FUN Star appeal A documentary film on the life of Marilyn Monroe among the releases on OTT this week TRIBUNE Life Manali calls Bhumi Pednekar will be shooting in Manali for the first time for Ajay Bahl’s thriller The Lady Killer. Bhumi says, “I love that my profession takes me to so many new places...” TMS CHANDIGARH | MONDAY | 25 APRIL 2022 This art is pure love Story time! Be it a matter of emotion or a relation for life, celebs share what makes their tattoos special Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, who is awaiting the release of his next film, Laal Singh Chaddha, was seen playing box cricket in a video. What piqued the interest of the viewers was that the actor spoke about sharing a special kahaani on April 28. Sheetal April 25: Anupamaa—Namaste America on Disney+ Hotstar A prequel to popular TV show Anupamaa, this OTT special will have the original cast, Rupali Ganguly, Sudhanshu Pandey, Alpana Buch and Arvind Vaidya, in pivotal roles. It will also introduce a new character from Anupamaa’s early years, Moti Baa, played by veteran actress Sarita Joshi. The special will showcase Anupamaa’s early life as an aspiring dancer. April 27: The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe on Netflix Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe’s tragic death spawned conspiracies and rumours for decades, often overshadowing her talent. By piecing together her final weeks, days and hours through previously unheard recordings of those who knew her best, this documentary film illuminates more of her glamorous, complicated life, and offers a new perspective. April 27: 365 Days: This Day on Netflix Directed by Barbara Bialowas and Tomasz Mandes, the film is a sequel to 365 Days. It is based on This Day, the second novel of a trilogy by Blanka Lipinska, and stars Anna-Maria Sieklucka, Magdalena Lamparska, and Michele Morrone. In the film, Laura and Massimo will be back but their new beginning is complicated by Massimo’s family ties and a mysterious man, who enters Laura’s life to win her heart and trust at any cost. My body is my journal, and my tattoos are my story. —Johnny Depp T HE Hollywood actor is known for his tattoos, as much as for his acting and legal battles. While the trials of his defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard are still on, we sure hope to see a tattoo that sums up that story! Artistes from across the world have often taken the tattoo route to express or preserve a memory or surprise their loved ones. We take a look at some celebs who got inked recently and what ‘tattoo trends’ have caught their attention the most. Aamir Khan talks about sharing a kahaani Emotional angle Global star Priyanka Chopra’s ‘Daddy lil girl’ highlighted that getting inked for life is the biggest gift one can give to the people one is emotionally connected to. Priyanka also got two new tattoos in the summer of 2021; while one is a tattoo of paws on her right ankle, dedicated to her pet dogs, Diana, Gino and Panda, the other is that of a world map on her left arm, signifying her wanderlust. Big Boss-fame Afsana Khan and her husband Saajz got themselves inked together and chose the word ‘blessed’, as Afsana believes she has got everything she dreamt of! Shibani Dandekar, had on her birthday last year in August, got her beau Farhan Akhtar’s name tattooed on her neck. After her marriage in February, she got a tattoo of the wedding date made on her arm. Shibani Dandekar Neha Kakkar and Rohanpreet Priyanka Chopra B-town circle A big salute Ajay Devgn believes there’s something special about playing men in uniform Bollywood superstar Ajay Devgn, who is set to play a commercial pilot, Captain Vikrant Khanna, in his upcoming directorial Runway 34, feels there is something about characters who don a uniform and he feels a certain affinity towards them. In the past, Ajay has sported uniforms in films like, Singham, Gangaajal and LOC Kargil. When asked if he ever felt the pressure while wearing any of these uniforms, he said, “I have always been drawn to men in uniform. Be it my cop avatar in Gangaajal and the iconic Singham, uniforms have a special significance.” However, he felt that this time around with Runway 34 things will be a little different. He added, “A pilot’s uniform has glamour associated with it. But, believe me, along with the glamour comes a huge responsibility.” About the preparation, he said, “We trained for days before starting the shoot. We familiarised ourselves with the cockpit; learnt the use of the numerous buttons on the panel. It was a mini-coaching class and we did not take it lightly. We also got lessons from the ATC (air traffic control). Runway 34 is a film based on true incidents and we needed to keep the authenticity.” Inspired by true events, Runway 34 also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Rakul Preet Singh, Boman Irani, Aakanksha Singh and Angira Dhar. Produced and directed by Ajay Devgn, the film is set to be released in theatres on April 29. — IANS Ajay Devgn in Runway 34 In Bollywood, Saif Ali Khan’s ‘Kareena’ tattoo and Deepika Padukone’s then boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor’s initials on her nape were quite popular. Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn also jumped in the bandwagon as they inked their children’s names. Akshay also got his wife, Twinkle’s nickname, Tina, inked on his shoulder. The latest is Rohanpreet’s Valentine’s Day gift to his wife, singer Neha Kakkar, which is a tattoo on his left forearm. The singer got it done from Pardeep Singh, a tattoo artist from Chandigarh, as they were shooting closer to home around that time. Pardeep designed the tattoo that reads ‘Nehu’s man’. He has also made the tattoos of Saajz and Afsana Khan. A pass-out from Government College of Art, Chandigarh, the 26-year-old says, “People change their perception about a new artist once a celeb gets inked by them. I enjoy making portrait tattoos. I also reworked MTV Roadies-fame Prince Narula’s tattoo recently.” Akshay Kumar Saajz and Afsana Khan FOR DEAR DAUGHTER DIVINE FEELING CHILDHOOD PASSION “I’m going to get my daughter’s name tattooed on my back very soon. I already love the ‘anchor’ tattoo on my arm. My mom always use to say ‘Ginnie ko samander me bhi agar fenk do, toh woh kinara dhoond hee legi anchor ki tarah’. It was the first tattoo of my life.” I always wanted to get a permanent tattoo, but was not sure. I wanted a Lord Shiva symbol, as I worship him. So I selected a Shiva Trishul and asked the tattoo artist to add Durga’s eyes with red round bindi to it. I call Shivshakti tattoo and I got it done on my father’s birthday. In filmy terms, my first tattoo could have a sequel. I was always fascinated with tattoos while growing up. Saw them on Hollywood actors, so I always wanted to get at least one. When getting inked started becoming a rage in India, I just knew I had to get one. I have two tattoos now. — Ginni Virdi, actor — Shivani Gosain, actor — Hemant Chaddha, actor Know AR Rahman’s inspiration Going places Vakeel Babumakes it to New York Indian Film Festival Actor Abhishek Banerjee recently shared on social media that his short film Vakeel Babu had been selected for the New York Indian Film Festival 2022. For the caption, he wrote, “Happy to share that our film is travelling places. Presenting our latest film—Vakeel Babu! We’re so excited to share the poster…” The film traces the journey of Shiraz Hassan (played by Banerjee) as he rediscovers his purpose in the judicial system after being distracted by his digital video channel. Vakeel Babu aims to showcase the essential role lawyers play in the lives of clients. — TMS Since then, the video has sparked widespread responses on digital platforms, as fans floated several theories around what this kahaani might be. The comments ranged from the superstar making his debut on an OTT platform, a new personal milestone, a film announcement, the Laal Singh Chaddha trailer and a new collaboration with the Indian Premier League (IPL). Adding further to the excitement, Aamir, who is known to be an extremely private person who rarely makes public appearances, dropped another video of himself playing cricket as he discussed his chances at the IPL and also teased the audience by leaving his kahaani revelation on a cliff-hanger. — IANS Music maestro AR Rahman has entertained the audience with his music, not only in India but across the borders. On The Kapil Sharma Show’, he opened up about the music maestros who inspired him. While appearing as a special guest to promote the upcoming movie Heropanti 2 with director Ahmed Khan, and lead actors Tiger Shroff and Tara Sutaria, the Academy Award winning music composer also shared his views on the present generation of musicians. Rahman said: “There are many people actually. I have been discovering the old music now like Madan Mohan sahab, SD Burman sahab, Hridaynath Mangeshkar and all the greats. I think in today’s time the music is very interesting; it serves the movie but the musicality I think is definitely from the 60s and 50s period.” — IANS Extraction pulled me out of the Sarahgarhi heart-break, says Randeep Hooda True saviour As his film Extraction, based on the graphic novel Ciudad by Ande Parks, completed two years of its release on Sunday, actor Randeep Hooda recalled how the film pulled him out of the Battle of Saragarhi heart-break. It was in 2020 when Extraction released digitally and the Randeepstarrer Battle of Saragarhi, a historical, couldn’t see the light of the day in the cinemas, as it was shelved. Randeep said: “It was Extraction that pulled me out of the Sarahgarhi heartbreak. Three years of hard c m y b work fizzled away and I was on the verge of giving up.” He said Extraction, which stars Chris Hemsworth, Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Fernando Leon Gonzalez and Eric Skillman, pulled him out of a ‘personal and professional slump’. Randeep added: “One could say that the West came to my rescue and extracted me out of a personal and professional slump. Always be grateful to Sam Hargrave, Chris Hemsworth and the Russo Brothers for it. I wish them the best for Extraction 2. — IANS Parting ways? Amid break-up rumours, Sidharth and Kiara share cryptic social media posts As the break-up rumours of Bollywood couple Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani gain momentum, the two have shared cryptic posts on their respective social media handles. While Sidharth shared a stunning picture from his recent trip to Turkey on Instagram, Kiara shared a picture from a photo-shoot where she can be seen in a garden appreciating the beauty of bougainvillea. Sidharth wrote in the caption, “A day without sunshine is like, you know, night. — Steve Martin”. While Kiara posted, “Plant smiles, grow laughter, harvest love.” Sources have revealed that Sidharth and Kiara have stopped meeting each other. Although they have neither accepted nor denied dating rumours, there has been a strong buzz in B-town about the two. — IANS
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