15072022-LSTL-01.qxd 7/15/2022 12:09 AM Page 1 c m y b EMERGENCY SHOOT BEGINS Kangana Ranaut on Thursday released the first look poster of her upcoming film Emergency. Kangana has slipped into the character of former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, for the role. She has also released the teaser of the film while announcing that the shooting has begun. TMS TRIBUNE He’s excited! Life Hollywood star Ryan Gosling was just as excited as netizens when he was introduced to what he would look like while playing Ken in the upcoming Barbie film.IANS LUDHIANA | FRIDAY | 15 JULY 2022 Her name is Khan & she’s a superhero Mona KNOW MS MARVEL W HAT you seek is seeking you; Rumi’s saying is the leitmotif of Ms Marvel, an American action-adventure comedy. Canadian actress of Pakistani origin, Iman Vellani makes her prestigious debut as Kamala Khan aka Ms Marvel in this outing! A Marvel fan, Iman shared at The Daily Show with Trevor Noah how she used to dress up as Kamala Khan for her school’s Halloween. Interestingly, it was a WhatsApp forward that landed her the plum role. The six-episode finale of Ms. Marvel, which dropped on Wednesday, not only has its first Muslim, South-Asian, superhero, but moves the plot to Karachi, further on taking the story back in time in 1942 and then the India-Pakistan Partition in 1947. A big MCU adventure, Ms Marvel creates a buzz due to its unconventional choice of protagonist and a multicultural setting POWER & CHARM Kamala Khan is a 16-year-old Pakistani-American teenager in high school living with her parents and brother in New Jersey. A Captain Marvel fan, she realises her superpowers at an AvengersCon. Her power comes from a charming amulet (kada) that’s she inherited from her nani (maternal grandmother). The power brings along challenges and she reaches her nani in Karachi and adventures follow. MULTICULTURAL TEAM This seventh television series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), produced by Marvel Studios, is created by Bisha K. Ali. A British-Pakistani stand-up comedian and screenwriter, Bisha has written for telly mini-series Four Masaba hits back at troll Masaba Gupta has often been trolled on social media, especially for her body. Recently, she again fell victim to trolls. But the fashion designer and actor clapped back at the user who tried to body-shame her! Masaba is quite active on social media and she often shares glimpses of her day-to-day life. On Wednesday (July 13), she took to her Instagram Story and shared the screenshot of the comment. It read, “You look so bad… It’s an irony that you are in the fashion and entertainment industry.” Masaba also shared her reply: “That’s cute. Let’s be clear, being in any industry has to do with talent. Crazy hard work. Wild discipline. Yes? Yes. As for my face, that’s just a pretty bonus (as is my mind that is as sharp as a knife…)” —TMS The protagonist Iman Vellani, born in Karachi, moved to Canada with her parents when she was just one. Calling Ontario home now, she was cast in Ms Marvel during the last year of her high school. Brown, Pakistani origin, a teen Marvel fan, Iman ticked all the boxes of the character she plays. The character Kamala Khan made an appearance in Marvel Comics back in 2013; Ms Marvel takes the bold step forward and establishes its OTT presence. Iman Vellani from here would catapult to Hollywood with the movie The Marvels in 2023. Weddings and a Funeral and Loki before this. Belgian film and television directors of Moroccan descent, Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah have directed the first and the last episode of Ms Marvel. The rest have been directed by Indian–American director Meera Menon and Academy Award-winning PakistaniCanadian director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. Other major characters, including Matt Lintz and Yasmeen Fletcher are American; Zenobia Shroff is an Indian-American, Mohan Kapur is Indian, Rish Shah is British, Arian Moayed is Iranian-American, while Mehwish Hayat and Samina Ahmad are Pakistani. Prominent Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar essays the role of Waleed, the leader of the Red Daggers, a group of vigilantes while Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan makes an appearance as Hasan in the Partition sequence. It’s a multicultural team and so is Ms Marvel, as also multilingual. Right from tauba, noor, nani, chalo chalo, chak de phatte, and more, many Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi phrases make it to the show, as does the world of djinn. Amongst the overprotective brown parents, desi suits and sarees, and reference to Shah Rukh Khan films, there is a vibrant wedding sequence too! SUPERHERO STUFF The new MCU superhero, a Muslim Pakistani-American teen is a bold, brave choice. Her superpower is in her amulet that lets out purple light, which saves them from harm. The finale has Ms Marvel debut in her special costume that is curious mix of superhero cape crossed with a dupatta in blue and red Marvel colours. While the show only holds 6.1 (out of 10) on IMDb; on PARTITION SAGA Ms Marvel creator Bisha K. Ali recently opened up that the idea of Partition being part of the story came as soon as she sat down to write the timeline. “So, 1945, World War II. 1947 is when Partition happens. So if World War II exists in the MCU and that part of our history can be canonised, then why not ours? The history of the world isn’t just of this one place. There are other places with histories too.” review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, it is doing great with 98 per cent critics’ score and the average audience score at 81 per cent (at the time of filing). Marvel family has hailed the new entry. ShangChi of Simu Liu tweeted, “I’m so unbelievably proud of this young woman. Welcome to the MCU #MsMarvel! People are going to be watching you for a long, long time.” Actor, rapper Riz Ahmed posted on social media, “Kamala got superpowers and bangerz. Good to hear…” The music by Laura Karpman is actually the most vibrant part of the show. Right from a glimpse of Coke Studio hits Pasoori and Peechay Hutt, Jason Derulo Jalebi Baby and Raja Kumari’s Goddess, the music scores. Eva B’s Rozi was recreated for the series. Plus one hears yesteryear ditties Baby Baby and Laung Gawacha. (Streaming on Disney+) Going Bigg Kiccha Sudeep to host the first edition of Bigg Boss OTT Kannada The OTT platform Voot is all set to air Bigg Boss Kannada’s OTT edition, following the massive success of the show for eight seasons now. Actor Kiccha Sudeep, who was seen in Dabangg 3, will be hosting the show in an all-new, exciting format. At the launch, Kiccha Sudeep said, “This year, we’re glad to bring an entertaining twist to the tale with the first ever OTT edition. As we gear up to premiere the show on Voot, I am eager to bring to the viewers an interesting format— 24x7 live action, interesting conversations and plot twists —that will surely keep our viewers hooked.” Bigg Boss Kannada has amassed great fan-following in the previous years. With a line-up of interesting participants and its fair share of twists, it has been one of the most popular shows in the reality TV segment. —TMS Janhvi Kapoor undergoes rigorous dialect training for GoodLuck Jerry Janhvi Kapoor will next be seen in Good Luck Jerry, which will have a direct-on-OTT release. Directed by Siddharth Sen, the film will release on July 29, 2022, on Disney+Hotstar. An allnew story of hustling and surviving with unusual comedy, the film revolves around the life of a young girl, Jerry, played by Janhvi. The movie comically Bihari touch puts together her struggles, as she goes above and beyond to save her ailing mother. But her path remains riddled with twists and turns in this journey, bringing hilarious moments of chaos and comedy. Says Janhvi, “I trained extensively for the Bihari dialect. We had a few coaches, namely Ganesh sir and Mr Vinod. We attended a workshop and listened to songs. He taught me some Bihari abuses too. The whole process was a lot of fun eventually. I am so thankful about getting to know the syntax of that part of our country.” —TMS Perfect timing Khloé Kardashian expecting second child with ex-boyfriend Tristan Thompson Priyanka, Nick invest in a luxury sportswear brand Priyanka Chopra, who had recently launched her kitchenware brand, has now invested in a luxury fashion and sportswear brand along with her husband Nick Jonas. This is the first time Priyanka and Nick have entered a business partnership together. She shares, “I am proud to be a strategic investor and advisor for such a bold and trendsetting company. We’re looking forward to a bright future.” Nick adds, “Perfect Moment hits the mark on how style and performance go hand-in-hand.” —TMS Happy times Khloé Kardashian will soon be a mom of two. The Kardashians star and her exboyfriend Tristan Thompson are expecting their second child together via surrogacy. Confirming the news, her representative, in a statement, said, “We can confirm True (their daughter) will have a sibling who was conceived in November. Khloé is incredibly grateful to the extraordinary surrogate for c m y b such a beautiful blessing. We’d like to ask for kindness and privacy so that Khloe can focus on her family.” The surrogate was already pregnant before the NBA player’s cheating scandal surfaced last December. In January, Tristan Thompson confirmed that he fathered a child with Maralee Nichols. In his Instagram story, he wrote, “I take full responsibility for my actions...” —TMS Major victory Singer Britney Spears’ father to depose before court A judge ruled that popsinger Britney Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, must sit for a deposition and produce all documents that are being requested by the pop-star’s team. The judge ordered Spears’ father to be deposed within the next 30 days in Los Angeles. Judge Brenda Penny ordered Spears’ father to produce all documents related to electronic surveillance. This move favours the singer, and indicates that the court believes it has reason to further inquire into shocking allegations that Jamie Spears had hired a security firm that put his daughter under surveillance. —IANS
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The Tribune, the largest selling daily in North India, publishes news and views without any bias or prejudice of any kind. Restraint and moderation, rather than agitational language and partisanship, are the hallmarks of the paper. It is an independent newspaper in the real sense of the term.
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