15062022-LSTL-01.qxd 6/14/2022 10:13 PM Page 1 c m y b JACKMAN TESTS COVID POSITIVE One day after performing The Music Man at the 2022 Tony Awards ceremony, nominee and Hollywood star Hugh Jackman has announced that he has tested positive for Covid. “I wanted you guys to hear it from me first that unfortunately this morning I have frustratingly tested positive for Covid again,” Jackman says. IANS TRIBUNE Will she? Life The Joaquin Phoenix-starrer Joker 2 — a sequel to the runaway 2019 hit film — will be a musical for which singer Lady Gaga is in early talks. IANS LUDHIANA | WEDNESDAY | 15 JUNE 2022 Band, baaja...no baraat! Mona Jumping with joy Manushi Chhillar, who made her Bollywood debut recently with Samrat Prithviraj, reveals she was overwhelmed seeing her parents jump with joy after seeing her on Here’s how Manushi Chhillar’s parents reacted after seeing her on big screen screen. Manushi says, “It has been amazing to receive so much love from media and critics for my debut. I never thought that I would become an actor and though, I knew that I had done my best in the film, I was nervous before release thinking whether people would appreciate and accept me as an actor. So, all this love is truly encouraging as it motivates me to work on myself and become better with each film.” She adds, “My parents have always been very supportive.”—TMS CRY FOR ATTENTION Independent, emotionally and financially, why shouldn’t girls have all the fun? Dressing up, go through the rituals, get gifts and enjoy a honeymoon when you can afford it all? Psychiatrist Dr Sachin Kaushik levels three scenarios – first, it could be a desperate cry for attention. If one is so happy with self, and needs no one, why would undergo the trouble to throw a party, go through rituals and then show it off.? Two, it could be aspirational. Lots of girls grow up dreaming of their wedding day. Dress, jewels, dance choreography to friends they would want to enjoy with – so they want the ceremony, but not commitment. Third, it could be a sologamist’s disappointment with relationship paradigm. The ceremony is not just a show off but self affirmation that “I am enough’.” It makes sense for people who value themselves and don’t want their happiness to be dependent on anyone else. This concept will never be accepted by Indians because marriage plays an important role in people’s lives. Guneet Sharma RITUALS MEAN SOMETHING We are born ‘solo’, so why have an elaborate wedding just to prove the truth anyway, wonders actor Vishal Kotian. “To each I’m Doin’ Me songstress Fantasia Barrino married herself before she married Kendall Taylor in 2015. She wore two wedding rings even after as a commitment to self, before anyone else. ■ “I am married with me,” posted Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima on her Insta handle in 2017, with a diamond on her left ring finger. “I am committed to myself and my own happiness,” she wrote. ■ Emma Watson shared in an interview to be ‘self partnered’ shortly before her 30th birthday in 2019. ■ While for most getting in a relationship with someone, after ‘self marriage’ is totally acceptable, for model Cris Galera, the ‘self marriage’ lasted for 90 days. She posted pictures of her ‘self wedding’ on Instagram writing “I woke up huh! Yes People, it’s true! I got on the wave of Sologamia and decided to marry myself I’m celebrating my Self Love and I want to inspire other women to exalt their self esteem! Have you ever wondered if this fashion catches on?!” She chose to divorce herself once she met ‘someone’. ■ Was it a cry for attention or disillusionment in relationship or commitment phobia which made Vadodara’s Kshama Bindu try out sologamy? Well, the jury is still out... NOT ACCEPTABLE HERE Kshama Bindu’s wedding has baffled many. Actor Jyoti Saxena finds sologamy incomprehensible. “Self-love and feminism I can understand, but this makes no sense. Rather than being alone for the rest of your life, take advantage of the opportunities that come your way to share life. I read somewhere what she said about sologamy, that it’s an inspiration to people who can’t find love. But I believe this concept will never be accepted by Indians because going by our scriptures, marriage plays such an important role in people’s lives, and marrying oneself and performing all those rituals makes no sense.” MEET THE SOLOGAMERS Kshama Bindu poses during her solo wedding ceremony at her home in Vadodara. PTI W ANT to be a bride, but not a wife? Well, sologamy might just be the thing for you. The very public act of marrying self may not be very new, but Vadodara’s Kshama Bindu brought the spotlight back on sologamy/self marriage/autogamy. When denied by the pandit to carry out the rituals, not just she preponed the wedding date (to avoid any hassles) but also moved venue from temple to her home. Dressed in all finery, the bride in red, along with her friends, married herself in a ceremony in which she wore chuda, tied the magalsutra to self and kissed herself in the mirror. The so called ‘Godmother of sologamy’ – Carrie Bradshaw – might have worn white while marrying self, but the emotion of the brides almost two decades apart was more or less the same. his own but for me marriage would always be two families coming together. Two people can be in a live-in relation, it’s accepted now. But the rituals and traditions are meant to bring two families closer, so a selfmarriage isn’t really my thing.” VALUE FOR SELF Actor Guneet Sharma sees the premise though. “It makes so much sense for people who value themselves and don’t want their happiness to be dependent on anyone else. I respect it all but I would never want this for myself.” While he respects one’s personal belief, he points out at the larger outcome, “Being responsible for yourself can be the key to happiness for those who value self-care and self-love more than anything else. But again, A relationship should never be about burdening the other person with your own responsibilities. Jyoti Saxena The rituals and traditions are meant to bring two families closer. So, a self-marriage isn’t really my thing. Iti Acharya it creates a sense of loneliness,” adds Guneet. “Considering the ugly truth behind marriages, relationships and growing divorce rates today and considering that most of the people are independent now-a-days, I do understand the decision of opting for sologamy,” says actor Iti Acharya. “We are always responsible for ourselves first. A relationship should never be about burdening the other person with your own responsibilities. Anyway, failure to understand each other has led to this generation adopting a concept like sologamy. Somewhere as a society we have failed to make them understand the real values or meaning of togetherness, relationships and responsibilities. But if an individual thinks that he/she is better off alone, it’s his/her choice and we must respect that,” she adds. Vishal Kotian SOCIETY IN TRANSITION Kshama Bindu’s isn’t going to be one off case, believes sociologist Vinod Kumar Choudhary. He reasons sologamy is the result of increasing commercialisation and consumerism. “Gone are the days when one earned and supported a family of 10. First all men of the house started working and then the women. The result of capitalism is that individuals don’t just want to share their possessions but their feelings and emotions either.” He explains how over the years, joint families gave way to nuclear families and the two- children norm yielded to single-child and then no-child norm. “Now people don’t even want to share their life with a spouse. Its long-term effect on the society will not be so simple.” Nora’s secret formula Nora Fatehi’s third international song as a singer/producer and now director, Dirty Little Secret, has cemented its position already as a dance anthem. Nora Fatehi turns director with her song Dirty Little Secret The song marks Nora’s foray into direction, reflecting her modern, artistic and international sensibility. The diva, who is also the most followed ArabAfrican artiste in the world, is all about ‘representation’ and her vision as a director too is inspired by global popculture and cross-cultural influence, which is evident from the said music video. Talking about her directorial debut Nora says, “As an artiste, I’m always hungry to take on more. While I was working on Dirty Little Secret, I wanted to create a video full of symbolism that would need to be decoded in order to understand the screenplay. I could envision the track in my mind, I knew what I wanted to convey via symbolism and I just went for it. Every set up, every costume change, every moment, everything in the video has a meaning to it, that one would needs to carefully decode.” — TMS Fauda gets desi twist “Miss you every day…” Hindi remake of Israeli series Fauda is set in Kashmir Rhea Chakraborty took to social media on June 14 and dropped a few unseen photos with Sushant Singh Rajput. Sushant passed away on June 14, 2020, after reportedly hanging himself at his Bandra residence. Remembering him on his second death anniversary, Rhea wrote, “Miss you every day,” followed by a heart emoji. Rhea and Sushant were dating each other for a while before he passed away. On the other hand, SSR’s sister Shweta Singh Kirti also penned a heartfelt note on her social media handle. She shared a picture of the actor with a kid and wrote that even if he has departed for his heavenly abode, he will stay immortal because of his values, kindness, compassion and love. Shweta wrote, “It has been 2 years since you left your mortal abode, Bhai, but you have become immortal because of the values you stood for. Kindness, compassion and love for all were your virtues. You wanted to do so much for so many. We shall continue to model after your wonderful virtues and ideals in your honor. Bhai, you have changed the world for the better and will continue to do so Applause Entertainment is set to reimagine and retell a story of conflict and struggle, with the Indian adaptation of the globally acclaimed Israeli drama series Fauda. Hailed as one of the best Israeli shows, the Indian version of Fauda is titled as Tanaav (meaning stress). Helmed by director Sudhir Mishra and co-directed by Sachin Mamta Krishn, Tanaav will stream on SonyLIV. Set against the idyllic backdrop of Kashmir in 2017, the series tells the story of a Special Covert Ops Unit, their bravery and courage. Shot extensively in real locations in Kashmir over 100 days, this fast-paced drama is told over 12 nail-biting episodes featuring actors like Manav Vij, Sumit Kaul, Rajat Kapoor, Shashank Arora, Arbaaz Khan, Zarina Wahab, Ekta Kaul, Waluscha De Sousa, Danish Hussain, Satyadeep Mishra, Sukhmani Sadana, Sahiba Bali, Amit Gaur, Arslan Goni, Rockey Raina, M.K. Raina, Sheen Dass and Aryaman Seth among others. Siddhanth out on bail Siddhanth Kapoor, who was detained by Bengaluru police in an alleged drug case on Sunday, has been released on bail. Apart from Siddhanth, four others who were detained along with the actor, have also been released. Earlier, Bengaluru City Police’s Deputy Commissioner of Police Bheemashankar S Guled revealed that Siddhanth had consumed narcotics during the rave party. In a statement, he said, “It is confirmed that Bollywood actor Shakti Kapoor’s son Siddhanth Kapoor took drugs.” c m y b Rhea Chakraborty shares unseen pictures of SSR on his death anniversary even in your absence. Let us all light a lamp today and perform a selfless action to bring a smile to someone’s face.” Many fans and industry colleagues also remembered Sushant. Sara Ali Khan posted on her Instagram handle, “From facing the camera for the first time to seeing Jupiter and the moon through your telescope- so many firsts have happened because of you. Thank you for giving me all those moments and memories. Today on Full Moon night when I look up at the sky I know you’ll be up there amongst your favourite stars and constellations, shining bright. Now and forever. #JaiBholenath.” “We lost this gem 2 years ago, fortunately known him from last 18 years, in 2006 when we went to perform at Commonwealth Games Australia under Shiamk Davar @sdipa, stay happy wherever you are brother,” posted actor Chirag Sethi on his Insta account.—TNS
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