21072022-LSTL-01.qxd 7/20/2022 11:02 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIP TO BOUNCERS’ TOWN Tamannaah Bhatia’s next film, titled Babli Bouncer, is set to have a direct-to-digital release. The comingof-age story with a slice-of-life comedic tone is set in the real bouncer town of North India, Asola Fatepur. The film will premiere on Disney+ Hotstar on September 23. TRIBUNE Casual chic Life Brad Pitt went for a rather unusual choice of outfit during the Berlin premiere of Bullet Train. He wore a flowing brown skirt while attending the event at Hotel Adlon in Germany. IANS LUDHIANA | THURSDAY | 21 JULY 2022 PHOTOS: NITIN MITTAL Is Aishwarya pregnant? Videos, pictures spark speculations Bollywood actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is making the headlines as netizens are speculating that she might be pregnant again. Recently, videos and pictures of her at the Mumbai airport went viral which sparked assumptions among Internet users that the actor might be pregnant with a second child. Aishwarya was snapped with husband-actor Abhishek Bachchan and daughter Aradhya Bachchan. The Guru actor donned a long black dress while Aradhya was also seen in an all-black outfit. The mother and daughter duo sported white sneakers. Abhishek was seen walking behind them in a pink sweatshirt and grey joggers. Soon after the video was uploaded on an Instagram fan page, netizens showered the comments’ section, claiming that the 48-year-old actor was trying to hide her baby bump by wearing a long black coat. Others questioned Aishwarya’s reasons for concealing her pregnancy. Amid all the speculations that refuse to die down, Aishwarya also took the Internet by storm by sharing a poster of her upcoming Mani Ratnam film, Ponniyin Selvan. The film portrays Aishwarya playing dual roles. She will play queen Nandini, the princess of Pazhuvoor as well as Mandakini Devi in the historical drama. —ANI Pregnant with pasta Kareena Kapoor Khan rubbishes pregnancy rumours Rumour mills were rife that Kareena Kapoor Khan was pregnant with her third child with Saif Ali Khan. However, Kareena decided to shut them down. The actress took to her Instagram Stories and said that it was ‘pasta and wine’. Kareena wrote a hilarious post, “It’s pasta and wine guys.....Calm down... I am NOT pregnant... ufff... Saif said he has already contributed way too much to the population of our country... Enjoy... KKK.” Meanwhile, Kareena has been spending some quality time in London with Saif Ali Khan and their two sons, Taimur and Jeh. She has been keeping her fans updated by sharing glimpses from their vacation on social media. On the work front, she will next be seen in Laal Singh Chaddha. IPS Neeti Singh is back Rasika Dugal set for Delhi Crime Season 2 Rasika Dugal is all set to revisit her role as Neeti Singh in the second season of Delhi Crime. Its streaming platform Netflix dropped a glimpse of what the upcoming season has in store for the viewers and looks like it’s an edgeof-the-seat thriller. In the first season, Rasika was seen essaying the role of an IPS trainee. The second season has her onboard as a confident officer. —TMS Karan Malhotra, Sanjay Dutt, Ranbir Kapoor and Vaani Kapoor Bring on the bun-samosa Mona Ranbir Kapoor may need a cushion to rest his aching back as he and team Shamsheravisit City Beautiful, but his mood is jubilant; after all it’s time to celebrate with food the city has to offer S OME Punjabi conversations, more food, a jadu ki jhappi or two and cheering fans, team Shashmera got a resounding welcome on their quick trip to City Beautiful on Wednesday. A period drama, Shamshera is one mega project to hit the screens coming Friday. With Hindi film industry reeling under the shadows of the South Indian film industry and Hollywood, it has high hopes from this Sanjay Dutt, Ranbir Kapoor and Vaani Kapoor-starrer. Directed by Karan Malhotra, whose debut was a hit Agneepath, Shamshera also sees Ranbir Kapoor play a double role for the very first time. Stakes are high; does team Shamshera feel the pressure? Tired yes, but anxious not really. “We have put in efforts and had super fun making it, we hope the audience likes it as much,” says confident Karan. Ranbir Kapoor is as affable as ever, carrying a cushion to rest his aching back, and candidly admits, “I am excited, nervous, it’s after four years that my film is coming. It’s a big screen extravaganza, By asking to play both father and son, maine khud apne paavon par kulhadi maar li. It was very challenging but I love every bit of it. Whether Balli becomes Shamshera you have to see yourself on July 22. – Ranbir Kapoor Ranbir and I have more or less the same energy levels or maybe be, I have a bit more. The very fact that he is so easy to work with is amazing. He doesn’t come with any baggage of the calibre he has and background he comes from, he makes you feel at ease. Playing negative roles is one thing, but I am very positive in real life. I was optimistic even after going to jail. I love playing negative shades. But the moment my director says pack up, I say bye to the character and enter life! Vaani Kapoor – Sanjay Dutt hope the audience gives it a chance and sees it on July 22,” says Ranbir. As for the North-South divide, he goes, “We don’t go by labels. If Telugu films are doing well lately, it’s great. We are very proud that RRR is winning hearts abroad, especially in America. We are not fiercely competitive or jealous, but we are happy as we are one The worst is over Emilia Clarke on surviving two brain aneurysms Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke recently opened up about the two aneurysms she suffered while filming the iconic series. During a recent interaction, the Hollywood actress said, “It’s remarkable that I’m able to speak, sometimes articulately, and live my life completely normally without absolutely no repercussions. I am in the really, really, really small minority of people that can survive that.” As reported, Clarke said that her health scares began just after the success of the first season of Game of Thrones. Her first hospitalisation reportedly came in 2011 after wrapping Season 1 of GOT. Clarke said she was at the gym when she started feeling as though an elastic band were squeezing her brain. industry!” Sanjay Dutt challenges Ranbir in this action-packed drama. His experience of being the antagonist? “My character has lots of shades and it was a great ride.” Also, that Sanjay is in a rocking phase of life, couple of films have released this year and there are more to come. How is he taking this innings? “It’s beautiful, I am working in interesting projects and able to give time to my family, all’s good!” Shamshera brings Vaani back to Chandigarh and she’s only too happy. “We shot Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui during the lockdown. I couldn’t explore the city. It looks unlikely this time too,” she rues. For playing Sona in the film, she studied its director, “Karan knew each and every detail of how he wanted Sona to be, I just followed his vision!” As for her role, while little is revealed, Vaani shares, “My character goes through a beautiful evolution. How she becomes Balli’s strength to weakness was an incredible ride.” When in Chandigarh, food is high on priority; they talk of kharode, fish and bunsamosa. Karan, who came to recce in city for a project that didn’t take off, had an awesome time nonetheless. “We worked less, ate more and went back five kg plus,” he laughs. Sanjay fondly recalls his Sanawar days. “I am lucky to be a Punjabi. I studied in Lawrence School, Sanawar. Chandigarh mera shahar hai. I feel fortunate to have received so much love here.” Dress up like Rahul Rahul Khanna has made his foray into the world of fashion. Known for his dapper style, the actor is officially entering the world of fashion by curating an exclusive men’s accessories collection for chokore, titled RKXC. The line, conceptualised and curated by Rahul Khanna, reflects the actor’s personal style. This capsule col- lection comprises a mix of classic, high-calibre, investment pieces such as exquisite silk neckties, classic bow ties and pocket squares. Speaking about the collection, Rahul says, “Our pocket squares are made in India, using the most beautiful, locally sourced eri silk and fine linen. All our ties are hand-crafted in Italy.” Sohum Shah on completing a decade in the film industry Soham Shah completed 10 years in the industry on July 19 as he made his Bollywood debut with Ship of Theseus in 2012. The actor has done noteworthy roles in movies such as The Big Bull, Simran, Tumbbad, Talvar and more. His performance in web series Maharani was quite appreciated. Talking about his journey, Soham says, “It has been 10 years for me as an actor and when I look back at my journey so far, it seems so surreal. I remember there was a time when Manoj Bajpayee sir was shooting in Sri Ganganagar, so I travelled 30-40 km just to have a glimpse of him. I used to dream back then that I c m y b Perfect 10 would one day become an actor and today, I am a part of this industry. I am acting and producing projects” He adds, “I started with a film like Ship of Theseus which was a niche film and now today, I am doing massy and widely appreciated shows like Maharani. Apart from that, I had opportunities to perform as an actor in Tumbbad, Simran and Talvar. I would say that it has been a magical journey for me and the most important stage of my career. I got an opportunity to work with Irrfan sahab and that was the best thing life has offered me in this journey. I am extremely excited upon how this journey unfolds ahead.” Soham’s upcoming projects include Maharani 2, Dahaad and an anthology.
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