28072022-LSTL-01.qxd 7/27/2022 11:37 PM Page 1 c m y b A GALA TIME IN PARIS Rajkummar Rao and his wife Patralekhaa are on a trip to Paris. Rajkummar took to his Instagram handle and shared a selfie where they are posing, and the Eiffel Tower can be seen in the background. TMS TRIBUNE Star power Life Hollywood actor Kate Winslet is all set to star in a new series titled The Palace. It tells the story of one year within the walls of the palace of an authoritarian regime. Winslet will also executive produce it. ANI LUDHIANA | THURSDAY | 28 JULY 2022 INSTAGRAM@BALWINDER_SAFRI RIP, Safri Mona T Demi Moore Hair her out! Demi regrets shaving her head for G.I. Jane Hollywood star Demi Moore famously shaved her head to play the lead role in 1997’s G.I. Jane but she’d now be “hard-pressed” to alter her trademark waist-length tresses again because she has nothing to “prove”. “I think now that I’m older, I also know I don’t have anything to prove. So if they really need my hair different, they can give me a wig,” she said. She added: “It’s also not as clear how it would grow back!” While the Indecent Proposal actress has tried a variety of styles over the years, these days she does “as little as possible” with her locks and finds it “stressful” when people even touch her hair. She said: “I’ve done everything to my hair. I’ve shaved it. I’ve dyed it. I’ve had a bob. When I’m not working, I try to do as little to it as possible. It’s stressful even having someone touch it. If I don’t have anywhere to go, I don’t put heat on it; I just try to let it do its own thing. And I don’t wash them too often. I get regular tiny trims. The rest comes from the inside out. You have to eat well, all those things.” The actress vowed to keep her hair long to defy stereotypes. She said, “I remember hearing someone say that when women get older, they shouldn’t have long hair. And something about that stuck with me. Like who says? It made me feel like, well, if it can grow and it’s not unhealthy, then why shouldn’t I?” “I’m not comfortable with rules that don’t seem to have any real meaning or justification,” she said. — IANS HE lovers of folk music were in for a rude shock as Balwinder Safri bid goodbye to the world just as he was on way to recovery after battling for life for months. Lead singer of the band Safri Boyz, Balwinder passed away on Tuesday in the UK. He was 63. The Birmingham-based Punjabi singer, known for popular tracks like O Chan Mere Makhna, Pao Bhangra, Gal Sun Kuriye and Nachdi Nu, originally belonged to Kapurthala in Punjab. Active in the UK bhangra scene since 1980, he formed the Safri Boyz band in 1990. He had to his credit many albums, including Untouched Safri and Tu Hur Soniye. Music was in his genes, as his father Gyan Singh was a famous raagi in Kapurthala. Balwinder trained under his guru Jaswant Bhawra in Indian classical music. Punjabi folk blended with modern western gave his music a unique touch early in his career. Later he turned back to the roots, opting for Punjabi folk instruments. His younger brother, Avtar Singh Safri was part of his troupe as well. Balwinder was pretty active in the music scene, but then had to undergo a heart surgery early in 2022. Sadly, he went into coma post it and was said to be on recovery path when the tragedy struck. His family confirmed the news of his demise through an Instagram post. MEMORY BANK Folk singer Pammi Bai fondly recalls a 1996 international concert that brought Balwinder Safri, Kamaljit Neeru and late Reshma, amongothers, to the city, “I too performed and was part of the organising committee. Interestingly, our current CM, Bhagwant Mann, was the anchor during that programme. Balwinder Safri gave one memorable performance.” Amongst many of Balwinder’s songs, Pammi Bai’s favourite has been O Chan Mere Makhna. “Each time I met Safri, I would always say, ‘ Chan Mere Makhna taan suna de’ and he would oblige. Sad that when it comes to the last journey, all that is left is those memories.” Actor-director Deepa Rai remembers Balwinder Safri as a very affable person. “I had a chance to meet him at a wedding and we spoke briefly. He was a very down-to-earth person and quite affectionate.” Punjabi actor-singers took to social media to express grief. The Gray Man universe expands with sequel and spin-off Lead singer of Safri Boyz Balwinder Safri, who was from Kapurthala, is no more. Punjabi singers and actors pay tributes to the man who leaves behind a rich legacy Following the successful release of The Gray Man, Netflix is cementing plans for the IP to become a major spy franchise. A sequel to The Gray Man is now in development with star Ryan Gosling and directors Joe and Anthony Russo set to return. The Russos and AGBO’s Mike Larocca will produce along with Joe Roth and Jeffrey Kirschenbaum for Roth Kirschenbaum Films. A spin-off film, written by acclaimed MAJOR HITS Rahe Rahe Jaan Waliye Chan Mere Makhna ■ Pao Bhangra ■ Gal Sun Kuriye ■ Nachdi Nu ■ ■ Singer Guru Randhawa wrote on Instagram, “We will cherish your music and contribution to Punjabi music forever sir. Rest in peace. Alvida sir Balwinder Safri.” Singer Jassie Gill shared a video on Instagram, which features Gill, Babbal Rai along with Balwinder Safri. He captioned the video, “Eh mulakaat hamesha yaad rahugi. Waheguru apne charna vch niwas bakshan.” Renowned singer Gurdas Maan shared a picture of the late singer and wrote, “Safri Saab,” followed by joined hands. Punjabi actor Neeru Bajwa wrote, “Menu yaad hai Balwinder ji nu asi window toh dekya si during #beautifulbillo shoot...We were so excited. He so graciously came up to meet us. Don’t make them like that anymore.... Thank you Sir for giving Punjabi music industry so much. You will forever live in our hearts #balwindersafri ji.” The Rahe Rahe Jaan Waliye hitmaker will continue to live in the musical legacy that he leaves behind! The Gray Man sequel The political circle Actor Shreyas Talpade will be seen stepping into the shoes of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the upcoming film Emergency, starring Kangana Ranaut. In the film, Kangana will be seen playing former PM Indira Gandhi and actor Anupam Kher, the revolutionary leader J.P Narayan. . The makers have revealed Shreyas’ look. Talking about the actor joining the cast of the film, Kangana says: “He plays Atal Bihari Vajpayee who was a young and upcoming leader From her closet Through her pan-India Climate Warrior initiative, Bhumi Pednekar has been at the forefront of raising awareness about how to incorporate sustainable practices into our everyday lives. To celebrate the World Nature Conservation Day (July 28), Bhumi has chosen some of the favourite pieces from her personal closet and put them up for sale online. This is to raise funds for planting trees through the Home of Hope Foundation. Bhumi explains, “A year ago I launched India’s first clothing environmental footprint calculator with Dolce Vee, so that we can all understand the environmental impact of our clothes. It was the first time such information was accessible to consumers in India, and helped them take informed decisions. So, this year I wanted to take it forward and put up my own pieces in the circular fashion system as well.” — TMS More the merrier Lucky break Shreyas Talpade to play former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Emergency when Mrs Gandhi became the Prime Minister for the first time. He was one of the heroes of the Emergency. We are fortunate to have him on board as he is a versatile actor. I personally feel that his performance in the role Brad’s Bullet Train on way Hollywood star Brad Pitt’s upcoming film Bullet Train is all set to release in India on August 4, one day prior to the US. The movie, helmed by Deadpool 2 director David Leitch, will comprise a stellar ensemble cast with some of the most popular names from Hollywood. The movie will also star Kissing Booth actor, People’s Choice award winner and Golden Globe award nominee Joey King along with multiple Primetime Emmy award nominee Brian Tyree Henry, Avengers: Age of Ultron-fame Aaron TaylorJohnson, The Boys-fame Karen Fukuhara, Fury-fame Logan Lerman, among others. While Brad Pitt returns to the big screen in a starring role for the first time since 2019, actor Sandra Bullock will also be seen making an appearance in the movie. Sony Pictures Entertainment India will release ‘Bullet Train’ across theatres in the country in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu on August 4. — IANS Aamir Khan on averting clash of Laal Singh Chaddha with KGF 2 Aamir Khan-starrer Laal Singh Chaddha will hit the cinemas on August 11. The actor said, “Laal Singh Chaddha was supposed to release on that day. But fortunately for us, Red Chillies was taking a little time on the VFX so we got saved! Otherwise, we would have come with KGF 2.” — TMS Bhumi Pednekar Brad Pitt c m y b of Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be memorable. We are lucky to have got a powerful performer like him to play this important role.” Shreyas added: “Atal ji is one of the most revered, intelligent, learned, influential and also one of the most loved leaders of India as well as across the world. To portray him on screen is not only a big privilege but also a huge honour and definitely a bigger responsibility. I hope I live up to everybody’s expectations. I am trying my best to portray the part. — IANS screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese is set to explore a different element of The Gray Man universe. The logline is being kept under wraps. Talking about the development, Joe and Anthony Russo shared, “The audience reaction to The Gray Man has been nothing short of phenomenal. We are so appreciative of the enthusiasm that fans across the world have had for this film. With so many amazing characters in the movie, we had always intended for The Gray Man to be part of an expanded universe, and we are thrilled that Netflix is announcing a sequel with Ryan, as well as a second script that we’re excited to talk about soon.” — TMS Celebrating India at 75 Making India proud on Australian soil, actor Abhishek Bachchan and former Indian captain Kapil Dev will hoist the Indian tricolour at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM). The act is to mark the 75 years of Independence and what better way to see the Indian flag waving high on for- eign soil. Abhishek, who will be there at IFFM as one of the key guests, says, “It’s a matter of pride for me to hoist the Indian National Flag in the iconic Federation Square. It’s an event where Indians from all across Australia, from different backgrounds, will come together to celebrate India at 75.” — TMS
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