15052022-LSTL-01.qxd 5/15/2022 12:11 AM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Shoot time Pooja Hegde has kickstarted the shoot for Salman Khan’s Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali in Mumbai. She announced it by sharing a picture where she is sporting Khan’s signature turquoise bracelet. TMS LUDHIANA | SUNDAY | 15 MAY 2022 ‘Be kind and giving’ If looks could kill, literally! Celebs often alter their bodies to fit into outfits of choice, as done by Kim Kardashian for Met Gala. But is this sending the right signal to youngsters? We find out …Is SRK’s advice for daughter Suhana Khan Zoya Akhtar’s Indian adaptation of The Archies comics for Netflix will mark the showbiz debut of Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan, Boney Kapoor’s daughter Khushi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan’s grandson Agastya Nanda. On Saturday, the makers released a video unveiling You have the first look of the cast. Shah Rukh Khan shared the come a long way, video on his Instagram and but the road ahead is wrote, “From renting the unending…make as Archie’s Digest for 25 paise many smile as per day from book stores to see @zoieakhtar make this come you can. alive on screen….is just incrediSHAH RUKH KHAN ble. Wishing all the little ones the best as they take their first steps into the most beautiful of professions.” In another post, SRK gave a piece of advice to daughter Suhana: “Remember @suhanakhan2 you are never going to be perfect…. But being yourself is the closest to that. Be kind and giving as an actor…The brickbats and applause is not yours to keep…The part of you that gets left behind on screen will always belong to you…You have come a long way baby…But the road to people’s heart is unending…Stride forth and make as many smile as you can. Now let there be Light…Camera and Action.” Sheetal C ELEBS have always been role models for people when it comes to fashion and lifestyle choices, but often influencer culture sets unrealistic standards. In times when fashion has become inclusive of all body types, Kim Kardashian’s latest Met Gala outfit has once again spawned a debate on diets and beauty standards. It has also highlighted the pressure on celebs to look good and presentable at all times. same body type as other models. Your mean comments don’t make me want to change my body. If I didn’t have the body I do, I wouldn’t have the career I do.” Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lopez, Sophie Turner, Pink, Jameela Jamil and Adele have had to put up with trolls too. “I would only lose weight if it affected my health or sex life, which it doesn’t,” said Adele. Even our very own Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu, Miss Universe 2021, had to face trolls for having gained a few pounds after the win. ARE YOU FILTER-FAKE? GIGI HADID IT’S A CONCERN It’s the dresses that should fit people and not the other way around. As Kim Kardashian pulled a Marilyn Monroe at Met Gala 2022, her interview drew a lot of flak from body positivity activists. She lost 16 pounds in three weeks, which generated concern that high school girls would also starve themselves to fit into their prom dresses. In Kim’s defence, shared her personal trainer, “It was done in a healthy way.” It’s Kim’s choice of dress (Marilyn Monroe’s outfit), which led her to the drastic step. She said, “I always thought she (Marilyn) was extremely curvy. So, when it didn’t fit me, I wanted to cry because it could not be altered.” Celeb’s cosmetic surgeries fall under the same ‘wrong’ body goals. HANDLING PRESSURE Gigi Hadid once said about the pressure to be a certain body type, “No, I don’t have the CAST OF THE ARCHIES Smash hit! India created history by reaching the finals of the Thomas Cup with Indian shuttler HS Prannoy defeating Denmark’s Rasmus Gemke in the men’s singles tie. Taapsee Pannu’s boyfriend, Mathias Boe, who is team India’s badminton coach, took to social media to share his excitement. Sharing three pictures on his Instagram, Mathias wrote a long note in the caption as HS Prannoy crushed Gemke in a thrilling decider set. The man whom the Danes called Judas is also Taapsee’s boyfriend TAAPSEE PANNU He wrote, “Playing team events in an individual sport is always very special, maybe that’s why it is so much fun. Yesterday was a bit extra special for me playing again my former colleagues, friends, coaches and country… They chanted Judas after me (laughing emojis), I gave them back by winning the match. I really hope people back home in (India) understand what an achievement this is. (India vs Indonesia) Thomas Cup final tomorrow. One more to go (sic).” — IANS On the big stage Surprise, The thriller Peter Five Eight, which stars Kevin Spacey, will be heading to Cannes, as it has been picked up by VMI International for a worldwide release. The film, directed by Michael Zaiko Hall, also stars Rebecca De Mornay, Jet Jandreau and Jake Weber. The film follows the life of Sam, played by Jandreau, a seemingly poised and glamorous real estate agent in a small mountain community, who is a troubled alcoholic with a dark secret. Spacey will play ‘a charismatic’ stranger who arrives out of the blue at the behest of his powerful and shadowy boss, Mr Lock. Spacey, a two-time surprise! Kevin Spacey’s Peter Five Eight heads to Cannes Oscar winner and star of House of Cards, will also come up with historical drama 1242—Gateway To The West. — IANS Manushi Chhillar, who is playing the role of Prithviraj’s beloved Princess Sanyogita opposite Akshay Kumar in Prithviraj, celebrated her birthday on Saturday (May 14). The debutant was surprised by Aditya Chopra and her director Chandraprakash Dwivedi, who gifted her a costume from the film! Manushi reveals, “This is a really special surprise and it makes me extra happy to receive this on my birthday. I would like to thank my director for this touching gesture.” — TMS KIM KARDASHIAN The filter trend on social media apps is another issue. Paris Hilton had spoken out about how filters were harmful for youngsters. Haq Se actress Nikkesha says, “Everything that glitters isn’t gold. It’s sometimes filtered and edited. One should stop following celebrities for an hour-glass figure or perfect skin. It’s all about marketing.” TALKING FACTS ‘How can one expect to shed pounds in a month that were gained over years? In realistic terms, maximum one or two kilos per month can be lost. By sheer luck as well as fast metabolism, it could reach up to three, but never more than that. Also, body shaming cannot be used as an excuse to stay unhealthy. Unless you have a prior medical condition, excess BMI, barring a few kilos, is an invitation to disease,” says Monika Singh, nutritionist. Oscars’dateis out The 95th Oscars will be held on March 12, 2023, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the American television network ABC announced on Friday (US Pacific Time). The ceremony will mark the second year in a row that the Academy Awards have taken place in March, with this past year’s edition, which returned to a live format after two years, happening on March 27. The 95th Oscars will be aired live on ABC in more than 200 territories worldwide from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The submission deadline for general entry categories for the 2023 Oscars is November 15. Preliminary voting will begin on December 12 and the shortlists will be announced on December 21. The eligibility period will end on December 31, and the voting for nominations will take place between January 12 and January 17, 2023. The nominations will be announced on January 24, 2023, with final voting taking place between March 2 and March 7 next year. Hollywood is still reeling from the 2022 Oscars, which may have been the most controversial to date in the light of Will Smith infamously slapping Chris Rock on stage and then, moments later, winning the Best Actor trophy for his part in the biopic King Richard. The Will Packer-produced show also came under fire before the ceremony for its decision to pre-record eight artisan categories and include a “fan favourite” prize that was voted on via Twitter. — IANS c m y b Singer Adele faced trolls for her weight JENNIFER LOPEZ VISUAL MEDIUM “As actors, there is definitely pressure to look a certain way. Celebrities don’t always tell you the whole truth and how much it takes to look the way they do. So, instead of getting caught up in becoming someone else, it’s important to understand your own body. I started out as a model and the stress of staying thin was there. I wouldn’t say I was on a diet, but was constantly aware of what’s on my plate.” NAMRATA SHETH, ACTRESS TRIED AND TESTED I was a chubby baby. In grade eight, when I was subjected to teasing it led me to a crash diet; I had only fruits, egg whites and salads. In two or three months, I lost a lot of weight. But do I recommend that? No. Recently, I tried intermittent fasting and slowly went up to 15 hours but it backfired. B-town is full of actors who don’t fall under the perfect body category. Meet Charlize as Clea Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron offered a better look at Marvel character Clea from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, after a blink-and-you-missed-it appearance at the end of the recently released superhero film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Theron shared a video of what appears to be a 3D body scan session of herself in the character. She stands inside a circle of scaffolding with about 100 cameras spaced evenly throughout it. The video reveals Theron’s full look, head to toe, including her cape, long platinum hair and, of course, the character’s purple tights and boots. The actress simply wrote, “Sneaky peaky BTS.” — IANS AKANKSHA MALHOTRA, ACTRESS
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