19072022-LSTL-01.qxd 7/18/2022 11:54 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE He’s ready Hollywood star Chris Evans says he is “laser-focused” on finding a life partner. The actor has reportedly been single since 2018. —IANS LUDHIANA | TUESDAY | 19 JULY 2022 ‘I dig deeper than gold’ Sushmita Sen hits back at trolls calling the actress gold-digger, celebs come out in support ed daughter Renee. She made a comeback on digital platform with the web series Aarya with two seasons out and more in the making. The 46-year-old Sushmita’s net worth is Rs 74 crore approximately as against Lalit Modi’s net worth, which is approximately Rs 4555 crore. Her ex Rohman Shawl’s net worth was around Rs 1-2 crore. Sheetal O Shining bright Tara Sutaria to play the lead in Nikhil Nagesh Bhat’s film Apurva Tara Sutaria made her Hindi film debut in 2019 alongside Tiger Shroff and fellow debutante Ananya Panday in Student Of The Year 2. Since that, the actress has done films like Marjaavaan, Tadap, Heropanti 2 and Ek Villain Returns. Now, the actress has announced her next project. Tara will now be headlining her first female-led film. As shared by the actress, she will be seen in the edge-of-the-seat thriller Apurva. Taking to her Instagram handle, the actress wrote, “Fearless has a new face, and her name is #APURVA! I am so honoured and thrilled to play such a strong, powerful young woman.” She added, “Apurva is a game of survival with impossible odds. A nerve-wrecking tale that keeps you hooked till the end.” The film is being bankrolled by Star Studios and Murad Khetani. It is directed by Nikhil Nagesh Bhat and showcases the gripping story of a girl who survives a dangerous night, using her wits and strength in this high-stakes game of life and death.—TMS N Thursday night founder of IPL and entrepreneur Lalit Modi broke the news of dating former Miss Universe and actress Sushmita Sen on his Twitter handle. His original post with #betterhalf was soon followed with a clarification that they were only dating. But netizens didn’t let it rest and on came the socialmedia trial. Words like #GoldDigger #Money started trending and that elicited a befitting reply from Sushmita. We track Sush’s career graph and also ask women from the industry if they are at the receiving end because of their celebrity status. EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS After her relationship status became a public affair, in other words everybody’s business, Sushmita took to Instagram and posted a picture with her daughters Renee Sen and Alisah Sen saying she was in a happy space. But the actress couldn’t refrain from hitting back at trolls which were continuously targeting her and calling her a gold digger. On Sunday night sharing a picture of herself with her back to the camera, she wrote, “Perfectly centered in my being and my conscience…I love how nature merges all its creation to experience oneness…and just how divided we are, when we break that balance. It’s heartbreaking to see just how miserable and unhappy the world NOT THE FIRST TIME around us is becoming.” She continued, “The so called intellectuals with their idiosyncrasies….the ignorant with their cheap and at times funny gossip. The friends I never had and the acquaintances I’ve never met….all sharing their grand opinions and deep knowledge of my life and character…monetising the ‘Gold Digger’ all the way!!! Ah these geniuses!!!I dig deeper than Gold…and I’ve always (famously) preferred Diamonds!!And yes I still buy them myself!!” Several Bollywood celebs of the likes of Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Dia Mirza, Shilpa Shetty Lorren Gottileb, Suniel Shetty, Aparshakti Khurana, Neha Dhupia and Sophie Chaudhary hailed Sushmita for her comment. Priyanka Chopra wrote, “Tell them Queen” with a fire emoji whereas Neha Dhupia simply wrote, “Sush!” with a fire and heart emoji. Ranveer Singh also dropped heart emoticons in the comments’ sec- ❝ PERFECTLY CENTERED IN MY BEING AND MY CONSCIENCE…I LOVE HOW NATURE MERGES ALL ITS CREATION TO EXPERIENCE ONENESS… SUSHMITA SEN tion. The actor was also the first to drop a heart emoji with evil eye emoticon on Lalit Modi’s post. GOLD HERSELF Actress Sukhmani J Sadana feels ‘live and let live’ philosophy works best. But as a public figure one cannot avoid the judgments and public opinions that come along with the appreciation, love and acceptance. She says, “I think gold digger is a term devised by men who like to hit at women for hurting their ego, may be women should coin a term for men who marry for beauty. Sush- Mr & Mrs Affleck, officially Melbourne calling Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck wed in Vegas Hollywood stars Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have finally tied the knot in Las Vegas. According to a marriage license on the online records for Clark County, Nevada, the couple’s official marriage was filed on Saturday. The record is in their legal names—Benjamin Geza Affleck and Jennifer Lynn Lopez. Significantly, the record also indicates that Jennifer Lopez took Affleck as her legal last name. Lopez confirmed her and Affleck’s nuptials through a new edition of her newsletter “On the JLo” later Sunday afternoon. “We did it!” Lopez wrote, alongside a black-and-white photograph of her holding a bouquet and Affleck kissing her cheek. “Last night we flew to Vegas, stood in line for a license with four other couples, all making the same journey to the wedding capital of the world,” Lopez shared. The singer went on to say that they “Barely made it to the Little White Wedding chapel by midnight,” and concluded her newsletter with sweet enthusiasm writing, “Stick around long enough and maybe you’ll find the best moment of your life in a drive through in Las Vegas at 12.30 in the morning in the tunnel of love drive through, with Samantha Prabhu made her Hindi project debut with The Family Man 2 and earned rave reviews. Now, the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne has invited Samantha as one of the key guests for their 2022 festival, which is coming back physically after a gap of two years owing to the pan- demic restrictions. The festival which will begin on August 12 will have Samantha meet her fans in the capital city of the Victorian State in Australia. Samantha will also be delivering a special in conversation chat with a live audience, speaking of her career and trajectory on August 13. Speaking of this, Samantha said, “Last year, even though I was a part of IFFM virtually, I could feel the energy and vibe because of the enthusiasm of all the par- Samantha Prabhu to be one of the key guests for IFFM 2022 on August 13 your kids and the one you’ll spend forever with. Love is a great thing, maybe the best of things “and worth waiting for”. She signed the letter as Mrs. Jennifer Lynn Affleck. The news of Lopez and Affleck’s engagement first broke in April. In an edition of On the JLo, the singer and actress shared a tearyeyed video for her fans while sporting a green dia- ticipants. With the world opening up and given the opportunity to travel to Australia to be part of it in person, to experience that energy first hand, is something I’m looking forward to. Celebrating Indian cinema in all its diversity with communities of both Indians and cinema lovers together is an exciting feeling.” mond engagement ring. She wrote, “Saturday night while at my favourite place on earth (in a bubble bath), my beautiful love got on one knee and proposed.” Lopez, 52, and Affleck, 49, were among the most prominent celebrity couples in the early 2000s. They made two films together. The first was 2003’s Gigli which didn’t exactly light the box office on fire. —IANS c m y b mita is gold herself and does not need a man to sustain herself. One can look at the life she has led, the battles she has fought with the legal system to be a single parent and legally adopt a second girl child. Becoming the first Indian Miss Universe (1994) was a feat that inspired millions of girls in India to be like her.” Debuted with Mahesh Bhatt’s Dastak, Sushmita has acted in movies like Sirf Tum, Biwi No.1, Maine Pyaar Kyu Kiya? and Main Hoon Na. It may not be a long list but she doesn’t solely rely on acting for income. The actress owns an event management company Tantra Entertainment and apparently charges around Rs 1.5 cr for brand endorsements. She has BMW 7 Series 730Ld, BMW X6, Audi Q7 and Lexus LX 470 and a luxurious property in Versova, Mumbai where she lives. The actress also owns a jewellery retail shop in Dubai which she has named after her adopt- It is not the first time that Sushmita’s love interest evoked public interest. Earlier, when she was dating model Rohman Shawl, people raised eyebrows on the couple’s age gap, which again Sushmita answered with her diamond smile. Just two weeks ago, On June 30, in conversation with actress Twinkle Khanna in The Icons episode, Sush spoke at length about the topic. She said, “If you lose yourself, you won nothing. That’s been my standard belief in life. I was just a person who wanted to be honest and speak my mind. And learn how to speak it gracefully. You can say things very crassly but unfortunately when you do that your point is lost. Be it plastic surgery, men in my life, relationships, married men, whatever you think is a bad thing, it exists. Just get over it.” Meanwhile, Sushmita’s ex, Rohman Shawl, shared a cryptic post, “Kisi par hasne se agar tumhein sukoon mil jaaye to hass lena!! Kyunki pareshan wo nahi, tum ho!! #SpreadLoveNotHate”. Kajol to make her web series debut Kajol has confirmed that she is all set to make her debut with a web series which will premiere on Disney+ Hotstar. Recently, it was reported that the actress would be starring in Suparn Varma’s next which will be an intense drama with crime, politics, and family all blended into the narrative. Without sharing details, Kajol took to her social media and announced her series. The actress shared a video in which she says, “Aa rahi hu apna show lekar....” Reportedly, the makers are keen on wrapping up the project soon as they aim at a 2023 release. Meanwhile, Kajol made her digital debut with the Netflix film, Tribhanga, starring alongside Tanvi Azmi and Mithila Palkar. She is also set to star in Revathy’s directorial, The Last Hurrah. Meet the proud father Actor Madhavan’s son Vedaant Madhavan has broken the 1,500 mt National Junior Record in swimming, much to the delight of his father. Taking to social media to make the announcement, Madhavan said, “With the Grace of God and all your blessings, Vedaant breaks his first meet record of the 1,500 mt freestyle at the National Junior Aquatic Meet.” He also posted a link to the live transmission of the aquatic meet and said, “48th Junior National Aquatic Championship 2022 (Final). Vedaant at the 1500m Junior National finals. Live now. Please watch.” He also wrote: “Never say never. National Junior Record for 1500m freestyle broken.” This isn’t the first time Vedaant is winning medals in swimming. Madhavan talks about Vedaant who broke record in swimming Earlier this year, the youngster did the country proud by winning a gold and a silver medal at the Danish Open in Copenhagen. Last year, the 16-year-old swimmer had won four silver medals and three bronze medals at the 47th Junior National Aquatic Championships which were held in Bangalore. Before that in March last year, Vedaant had won a bronze at the Latvian Open Swimming Champion event. —IANS Action begins here Kartik Aaryan will be directed by Kabir Khan in his next With the recent success of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, Kartik Aaryan has become one of the most wanted actors in the Hindi film industry. Now, the actor has reportedly signed an epic actioner directed by Kabir Khan and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala. A source says, “Kartik and Sajid have broken the ice while discussing Satyanarayan Ki Katha and are now committed for multiple films. While Satyanaran Ki Katha begins soon, Kar- tik will kick off the Kabir Khan film for NGE from next year.” The film would mark Kabir Khan’s return to the action space after the Salman Khan starrer Ek Tha Tiger. Reportedly, Ranveer Singh was the initial choice for such a project but things couldn’t work out following the release of 83. Meanwhile, the female lead for the project is yet to be finalised.
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