13072022-LSTL-01.qxd 7/13/2022 12:21 AM Page 1 c m y b RASHMIKA, TIGER SHOOT AN AD Pushpa actress Rashmika Mandanna took to her Instagram Story on Monday (July 11) and shared an image with Tiger Shroff. The two recently shot for a commercial. TMS TRIBUNE War drama Life Aadil Khan will be seen in upcoming war drama web series titled Shoorveer, which will release on Disney+ Hotstar on July 15. Aadil plays the role of an Air Force officer and underwent rigorous training for it. TMS LUDHIANA | WEDNESDAY | 13 JULY 2022 Truly impressive ‘disappointed’ Taapsee Doctor Strange, Dune writer Jon Spaihts heaps praise on RRR A still from Rocketry —The Nambi effect ‘I don’t do a film for awards’ That moved me to the core. His story had to be told,” he said. He added it’s the best on-screen character he had played till date, “It’s not because the movie has just released, but this character is very close to my heart.” Neha Saini F ROM Banegi Apni Baat to Rocketry—The Nambi Effect, the amazing and versatile R Madhavan has always managed to charm his way into hearts of audience. Coming from television to films and now web, Madhavan is an actor who has constantly re-invented himself, on screen and off it. The recent example being Rocketry—The Nambi Effect, where he transforms into Nambi Narayanan, former ISRO scientist. While we have watched him ease into every character that he has ever played on screen; whether its Maddy or Nambi, Madhavan insists that he is no method actor. “For me, if the audience, while watching my film, only sees the character I play and not Madhavan, then it works fine. To achieve that as an actor is what makes me happy, whether it takes four hours or four years,” he said. According to the actor, who recently said in an interview that good films take time, Rocketry—The Nambi Effect is one film he feels proud of, “It’s a film that has been made keeping authenticity in mind. No graphics have been In Amritsar to attend an event, actor-director R Madhavan talks about his ‘jaw-breaking’ role in Clint Rocketry Eastwood and Amitabh and what Bachchan are two persons I follow makes earnestly him happy as an actor His idols PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR used, no prosthetics have been used (he literally broke his jaw to look like Nambi Narayanan), losing or gaining weight was natural, everything was well-researched, which takes time. It took us four years to complete.” Character wise Not just the film, the character of Nambi Narayanan too impacted him in a way like no other. “There are two kinds of patriots in the world, one who takes the bullet in their chest and does the ultimate sacrifice and the others, who quietly but determinedly do their job, who are not bothered about what people say about them. For 25 years, Nambi Narayanan was angry, despite the exoneration and Padma Bhushan that was awarded to him, because he felt that how can he be called a traitor. He once told me that this algorithm has stuck with him for the rest of his life. While Rocketry indeed seems to be close to his heart, Madhavan did share that he enjoys playing characters that excite him as an actor. “I don’t do a film for awards. I feel that when the audience reacts to the characters we play on screen, actors feel like Gods...” Though his fan-following remains consistent, R Madhavan is a fan of two cinematic legends, who have in his opinion, broken the rules to do what they do best. “Clint Eastwood and Amitabh Bachchan are two persons I follow earnestly. At 91, Eastwood is still making movies that he wants to, breaking rules, winning Oscars. Amitabh sir too has always managed to stay relevant.” Closer home, he said that he also has high regard for Punjabi film industry. “I have a great friend from this industry in Jimmy Sheirgill. I have always received love from people in Punjab.” No pictures of women cricketers at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London The makers of Shabaash Mithu have shot certain segments of the film at Lord’s Cricket Ground where Taapsee strolled around the museum to gain familiarity about the sport, the game’s conduct and history. Taapsee expressed: “It’s beautiful, it’s like a cricket museum, when I went there I saw all the stuff, but the biggest disappointment for me in that stadium was there was not a single picture of any woman cricketer.” The actress brought it up with the officials at the Lord’s in a hope to see a change in the future. ‘Shabaash Mithu’, directed by Srijit Mukherji and produced by Viacom18 Studios, will open in theatres on July 15. — IANS Wedding bells Cricketer KL Rahul and actress Athiya Shetty have been constantly setting couple goals with their social media pictures. And now, they are ready to tie the knot very soon. According to the latest buzz, the two are expected to exchange wedding vows in the next three months and preparations for the same are in full swing. Both the families have met each other and even checked out the home that they would be moving into after marriage, with Rahul’s parents having stopped over in Mumbai precisely for this purpose. As for other aspects of the wedding, well, that seems to be taken over by the bride, with word being that she’s observing every little detail minutely. The entire affair is going to be nothing short of a big-fat Indian wedding. KL Rahul, Athiya Shetty set to tie the knot Into the action zone Bawaal RIP, Norman Monty Norman, the man who designed the iconic James Bond theme, passed away at the age of 94. He is survived by his second wife, Rina Caesari, and a daughter. on way Bawaal marks the reunion of Sajid Nadiadwala and Nitesh Tiwari after the 2019 National Award-winning coming-of-age drama Chhichhore. The movie is gearing up for an April 7, 2023, release. Varun Dhawan and Janhvi Kapoor have been shooting for the film, directed by Nitesh Tiwari, in Europe for the last two months. They shot in multiple European cities, including Paris and Amsterdam, and are at present in Poland for the last leg of the shoot. As a part of their prep, they visited the Auschwitz Nazi Camp in Poland. A source revealed, “Varun and Janhvi visited there like tourists do and heard the history of the place from a pre-recorded tape.” —TMS James Bond theme composer Monty Norman dies A statement posted on his official website read, “It is with sadness we share the news that Monty Norman died on 11th July 2022 after a short illness.” Norman most famously composed the score for Dr. No, the 1962 James Bond film starring Sean Connery. His theme for James Bond, as arranged by fellow Englishman John Barry, would go on to become the theme for the entire franchise. Norman was a former big band singer who turned songwriter in the late 1950s. He enjoyed a West End hit in 1958 with Irma La Douce, adapted from an earlier successful French musical. —IANS Screenwriter and author Jon Spaihts, who has famously penned the scripts for the 2016 superhero film Doctor Strange and Denis Villeneuve’s epic sci-fi movie Dune, is quite impressed with Indian filmmaker SS Rajamouli’s epic period drama RRR, which stars Telugu superstars Ram Charan and Jr NTR in the lead roles along with Bollywood actors Ajay Devgn and Alia Bhatt. Jon took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the film. Showering praise, he tweeted with the film’s still: “Holy hell, RRR. Has any movie ever packed more movie into a movie? What a ride. Still thinking about it a couple days later (sic).” Not just Jon, several known Hollywood celebs have been lauding the film for its content ever since it started streaming on Netflix. Earlier in June, Doctor Strange screenwriter C. Robert Cargill watched the movie and shared his review on Twitter. Cargill wrote: “Friends came over last night to initiate me into the cult of RRR (Rise, Roar, Revolt) and I’m here to report I am now fully, truly, deeply a member.” He also described RRR as “the craziest, most sincere, weirdest blockbuster I’ve ever seen”. Cargill added that he was quite certain that he was going to watch the movie once again with his partner. — IANS Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu, who is set to portray cricketer Mithali Raj in the upcoming biopic Shabaash Mithu, said she felt disappointed at not seeing a single picture of any female cricketer at the MCC Museum in Lord’s Cricket Ground, London, the place known as the ‘Mecca of Cricket’. Varun Dhawan and Janhvi Kapoor visit the Auschwitz Nazi Camp in Poland c m y b Sylvester Stallone is set to hit screens once more, this time on OTT. His latest action thriller, directed by Julius Avery, is titled Samaritan. The film will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on 26th August, 2022. Talking about it, Sylvester Stallone shares, “I love action films that also have heart. I wanted to be involved with Samaritan because this story has many layers that I think people can relate to. It’s something of a morality tale that is also very Sylvester Stallone arrives on OTT with thriller Samaritan exciting to watch. We are thrilled that this will be seen globally on Prime Video where my fans and all audiences can enjoy it together around the world.” The film features a thirteen-year-old Sam Cleary (Javon “Wanna” Walton) who suspects that his mysterious and reclusive neighbour Mr. Smith (Sylvester Stallone) is actually a legend hiding in plain sight. Twenty years ago, Granite City’s superpowered vigilante, Samaritan, was reported dead after a fiery warehouse battle with his rival, Nemesis. Most believe Samaritan perished in the fire, but some in the city, like Sam, have hope that he is still alive. With crime on the rise and the city on the brink of chaos, Sam makes it his mission to coax his neighbour out of hiding to save the city from ruin.
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