18052022-LSTC-01.qxd 5/17/2022 11:04 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE CELEBRATIONS FOR SONAL In order to meet unrealistic standards of beauty, celebs' tryst with cosmetic procedures lead to tragic consequences as with actor Chethana Raj Chethana Raj Genetic code Life Sonal Chauhan celebrated her birthday on May 16 in Goa. However, that’s not the only thing the starlet celebrated. Sonal’s debut film Jannat completed 13 years as well and that’s surely another reason to party. Ayushmann Khurrana feels he shares the same DNA as his mentordirector Anubhav Sinha when it comes to cinema. CHANDIGARH | WEDNESDAY | 18 MAY 2022 ‘World recognising India’ Deepika Padukone on being chosen for Cannes jury Aarthi Agarwal Vivek Shauq Fatal encounter Mona I N the world where filters and facelifts are considered rather normal, 21year-old Kannada TV actor Chethana Raj lost her life reportedly during a fat loss surgery. Seen in popular Kannada serials Geetha, Doresaani, Nildana, Olavina and a film, Havayaami ,Chetana, the actress underwent the surgery without her parents’ consent in Bengaluru on Monday. Chethana isn't the only one when a cosmetic surgery went horribly wrong. Many celebs have suffered health complications after plastic surgery. Liposuction has reportedly resulted in the death of Punjabi actor Vivek Shauq in 2011 and Telugu actor Aarthi Agarwal in 2015. Shauq underwent a surgery in Thane and died of cardiac arrest. Aarthi died of cardiac arrest in a hospital in the US. Among many issues that the world has faced postpandemic, Zoom dysmorphia - unhappiness or dissatisfaction about their looks by looking at themselves on camera all day long-is leading many to go under the knife. Many prominent celebs have suffered after going for plastic surgeries - Anushka Sharma's lip enhancement, Koena Mitra's nose job and Vaani Kapoor's lips and cheeks sculpting. We all know how Michael Jackson's desire for fairer skin and eternal youth ended. Anushka Sharma Kim Kardashian THE CRUSHING PRESSURE Be it celebs or common people, the pressure to look good is tremendous. Actor Nikita Rawal feels lucky to be blessed with natural good looks, but doesn't deny the constant pressure. "One can never be sure what the end of result of the surgery will be, which is why I haven't explored it ever." Surgeries apart, crash diet, insane exercise regimen are as much a risk, she points out. "We have seen Sidharth Shukla. He was such a health freak, but we lost him untimely. Many actors are on restrictive diets and steroids which is as risky as cosmetic surgeries." Actor Shama Sikander wouldn't confirm whether she has undergone the knife yet again (earlier she has Ayesha Takia Vaani Kapoor maintained to have cosmetic procedures but not surgery) but she admits the pressure to look a certain way is real. "You got to realise that it starts with you. I too have done crash dieting but now I put my physical-mental health over anything else. Whether to succumb to any pressure depends on you!" Actor Pravin Dabbas wouldn't get one but wouldn't judge anyone either for going under the knife. "Unfortunately people seem to be taking all types of pills, steroids and PEDs to look good. There have been a number of people in the fitness world who have lost their lives recently." "Post-pandemic, the demand for facial cosmetic surgery has gone up," says Dr VD Singh, chief consultant, Tricity Institute of Plastic Michael Jackson LIPOSUCTION: Spot fat reduction – slightly invasive procedure; can risk pulmonary embolism, specially in patients who have recently recovered from Covid BARIATRIC SURGERY: Stomach size is reduced; needs restrictive diet, can lead to gastrointestinal complications Laser liposysis/cryogenic lipolysis – Noninvasive fat loss; muscle to go weak. HAIR TRANSPLANT: No life-threatening risk involved, but skin sensitivity and other factors need to be kept in mind EYES: Blepharoplasty – removal of excess fat, skin; fillers botox; procedure gone wrong can lead to loss of vision. NOSE JOB: Non-surgical fillers/rhinoplasty – only about 25-30 per cent correction, can lead to disfiguration, skin necrosis. LIP AUGMENTATION FOR FULLER LIPS: can lead to disfiguration. BREAST AUGMENTATION: Silicon implant/ breast lift surgery, can lead to sensitivity. Surgery at Landmark Hospital. Every surgery has a calculated risk. He points out, "Liposuction is meant for spot fat reduction and not for weight loss; however the two are interchangeable today." For his patients, he is thorough with what could be done, and what should be done. "Sometimes, we need to inform the patients the difference between what is desirable by them and what is attainable by surgery. We ensure proper counselling along with consent of an attendant before undertaking any procedures." One major risk of excessive liposuction can be pulmonary embolism. "While liposuction should be limited to one or two sites and maximum eight per cent of total body weight (5-7 litres of fat) can be taken out safely. In excessive liposuction fat cells can be dislodged and enter the blood stream and cause pulmonary embolism. This can be life threatening." "Post-Covid, due to changed lifestyle, there is weight gain, and the waistto-hip ratio has gone for a toss. Working online for long hours has lead to under-eye puffiness, bags and such issues. Men as well as women are looking for rapid results and in the hands of inexperienced doctors this could lead to issues," says Dr Vikas Sharma, dermatologist & dermatolaser surgeon, National Skin Hospital. He lists down common procedures and risks associated in inexperienced and unqualified hands. Rise of Qandeel Promise fulfilled Filmmaker Alankrita Shrivastava is all set to helm a movie about Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch, who was murdered in Pakistan in 2016 at the age of 26. Shrivastava and co-producers Vikas Sharma and Sunny Khanna have acquired the rights to The Sensational Life and Death of Qandeel Baloch by Sanam Maher, a book published by Aleph. Shrivastava says, “When Qandeel Baloch was murdered in Pakistan in 2016, I was shaken up. It was a heinous honour killing. I couldn’t stop thinking about her. I started watching Qandeel’s videos repeatedly, and I was fascinated... She was so charming and full of life. “A poor girl from a small village, who worked her way up to being provocatively famous. She was just 26 when she was killed. And ironically, it’s only after her death that she has been reclaimed as a feminist.” For producers Vikas Sharma and Sunny Khanna, backing this story is an opportunity to tell a unique story on female agency and systemic gender violence. Sharma says, “Qandeel’s story needs to be told by a sensitive filmmaker who is passionate about women’s stories. Alankrita is just the filmmaker for it. And not just because she is an award-winning feminist filmmaker, but because she has so much empathy for her characters. She tells their stories with candour and warmth.” Sunny added, “Qandeel Baloch’s story is important and relevant.” —IANS Popular singer and rapper Honey Singh is all set to appear on The Kapil Sharma Show to promote his new music video Designer along with Divya Khosla Kumar and Guru Randhawa. During a conversation, Honey Singh shared how he came to remake the song Dheere Dheere Se into the popular version that was picturised on Hrithik Roshan and Sonam Kapoor. Alankrita Shrivastava to helm a film on Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch Vijay loves Darjeeling Vijay Varma is currently shooting in Darjeeling for his upcoming project with Sujoy Ghosh, starring Kareena Kapoor and Jaideep Ahlawat. While speaking about his wonderful shooting experience in the hill station Vijay said, “Darjeeling is such a beautiful place, with an oldworld charm. It’s a peaceful getaway. Kareena, Jaideep and I are having a blast shooting here, and honestly we are just lucky to be escaping the heat wave and enjoying the pleasant weather of this city and of course, their momos.” c m y b He said, “I had promised Bhushan bhaiyaa (Bhushan Kumar) that I would remake his father Gulshanji’s favourite song Dheere Dheere Se. Bhushan bhaiyaa told my mother, ‘Please ask him to remake this song.’ Today, when I sing the song, people are happy, but I remember how I wrote the song. The last words of this song were composed by my mother,” he added.—IANS Being a member of the Cannes Film Festival jury is a personal triumph but also a victory for the South Asian community and a recognition for India and its values, says Deepika Padukone, the first Indian since Vidya Balan in 2013 to be chosen for the honour. Padukone, part of the eight-member Cannes Com- petition jury at the festival that runs from May 17 to 28, is also hoping the discussion in the media this time will be more about the celebration of Indian talent and cinema and less on fashion. “I hope we realise that there is so much more… Of course, fashion is fun, it should be fun. And it’s also a very per- sonal thing. But I hope that Indian media has learned from that last experience and realises that we have the power to actually change that narrative and talk about what a big moment this is for India,” Padukone said in an online interview. “I think what we should be talking about is the celebration of India.” — PTI Deepika Padukone (fouth from left) along with jury members at Cannes Film Festival. PHOTO: REUTERS
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