04082022-LSTL-01.qxd 8/3/2022 11:14 PM Page 1 c m y b DRAKE CONTRACTS COVID-19 Drake has confirmed that his set scheduled for October World Weekend has been postponed to a later date due to him contracting Covid-19. In his Instagram story, Drake wrote, “I am truly devastated to say that I tested positive for Covid and the Young Money Reunion show scheduled for tonight is being rescheduled to the ‘soonest’ date possible.” TRIBUNE Blame game Life Kangana Ranaut has targeted Aamir Khan, whom she tagged as a “mastermind” for skillfully creating negativity around his upcoming release Laal Singh Chaddha. IANS LUDHIANA | THURSDAY | 4 AUGUST 2022 In the court of justice Retelling a horror story Thirteen Lives, which is set to premiere on Prime Video on August 5, is based on the 2018 ThamLuang cave rescue mission of the Thai football team. The film follows the journey of 12 young football players and their coach who suffered for 18 days in the caves before being rescued safely. Director Ron Howard recently spilled the beans about shooting in drastic conditions, the challenges he faced and how he ensured Thai culture inclusion in the film. He said, “There was not much rehearsal done. Those are all sets and not real caves, but even I was surprised looking at the tank. I’ve directed a lot of underwater projects so it is natural to make it look a little more dangerous, but they’re super-safe and controlled.” Fan favourite lawyer Madhav Mishra (Pankaj Tripathi) is back with his wit, strategies and the quest for truth as Disney+Hotstar announces third season of Criminal Justice. Titled as Criminal Justice: Adhura Sach, the series is produced by Applause Entertainment in association with BBC Studios India and is directed by Rohan Sippy. Arjun Kapoor added black magic to Kunal Rawal’s creation Ron Howard on challenges faced while shooting for Thirteen Lives While the film is based on the incredible resume mission of the Thai football team, director Ron Howard left no stones unturned to give a glimpse of authentic Thai culture. He adds, “That means a lot to me and I also thought that it was one of the more dramatic and kind of freshest and coolest elements of all this that we could bring to the screen. But I knew I couldn’t do it on my own, I’m not Thai and I don’t speak that language. But I have worked in situations where I’ve learnt to trust collaborators and, in this case, I knew I was going to have a great cast of actors.” Farhan Akhtar walked for Siddartha Tytler in a blingy outfit Varun Bahl emphasised upon gender fludity As love for neons continues, bling becomes the mainstay of fashion as seen in the recently concluded India Couture Week Suneet Verma’s signature sleeves generated a buzz Aditi Rao Hydari looked regal as showstopper for Anju Modi A model wears a Tarun Tahiliani PHOTOS: PTI & AGENCIES Life in the fancy lane Mona F LORAL motifs, neons, fancy sleeves and plenty of bling—FDCI’s recently concluded India Couture Week 2022 launched many a fashion dream. Making a strong case for sustainability and gender fluidity, the Delhi’s mega show had the country’s ace couturiers put up their finest collections. Blingy times ahead It’s time we came out of the shadows of loss, and gave in to some bling! High on pearls, crystals and metallic fringes, Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna’s latest couture collection, Fibonacci, has dramatic fabrics meet precise techniques in defined patterns. “We present a world that is perfect, that just returned from the brink of chaos. Each garment is handmade,” says the duo. Suneet Varma’s sparkling collection, titled Sitara, blended modern glamour with traditional styles. Sequin saris teamed with sexy blouses and contemporary silhouettes were in line with the designer’s signature style. Designer Dolly J’s voluminous lehengas in red and gold, in fluid textures and dramatic cascades, too upped the bling quotient. Rahul Mishra added metallics to their brand’s signature hand craft. Banking on sustainability “The industry is moving towards sustainability. We have clients who want to know about the product, materials and sourcing,” says Kunal Rawal. Ace couturier Tarun Tahiliani agrees, “Ironical as it sounds, the stillness of the pandemic gave me and the studio time to revisit what we do, and think about how to technically, movement wise and flow wise, make it experiential rather than creating just dazzling discomfort, as many evening and bridal Indian brands have been doing. We are also of the firm belief that a thing of Valaya. Luxurious fabrics, elegant prints and timeless embroideries with floral details, this collection had Spanish influence written all over it. Floral fiesta Celebs spotted Voluminous lehengas, statement pantsuits, layered dresses in bold floral prints, patchwork embroideries and interesting textures from designer Varun Bahl’s collection, New Leaf, made for a dreamy outing. If you are an experimental bride/groom, make a stop here. The bralette tops, 3-D textured patchworks, and luxe suits are some amazing options. ICW 2022 also marked the completion of 30 years of JJ Fashion weeks heavily bank on celeb showstopper and ICW 2022 was no exception. Shilpa Shetty closed the show for Dolly J dressed in a sparkling lehenga-gown; Aditi Rao Hydari as a showstopper for designer Anju Modi looked regal in an embellished yellow lehenga; Malaika Arora walked for Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna. Pushpa-fame Rashmika Mandanna too debuted on the ramp in This season, the show gets bigger and better as the witty lawyer tackles one of the toughest cases of his career. Tripathi says, "As an actor, I have always wanted to be a part of different kinds of stories. With the character of Madhav Mishra, I have been fortunate enough to explore them in Hotstar Specials' Criminal Justice series across seasons. In the new season, he sets out on a new adventure. There is much more to look out for in this season, with Madhav Mishra taking a dive into the legal battles of his clients." Rohan Sippy adds, "In the new season, Madhav Mishra questions the judiciary and its limits by revealing a never-before-seen side to our legal systems. The new season captures his fight insightfully and sensitively in their rawest form." Varun Bahl’s red lehenga. Rajkummar Rao donned a statement neckpiece along with the sherwani making a case for gender fluidity in an Anamika Khanna creation. Arjun Kapoor walked for Kunal Rawal in a shiny black ensemble. Trend setters While it’s difficult to sum up all the beautiful outings, fancy sleeve deserves a mention! Suneet Verma’s gown with bow details, cowl neck extending to sleeves in Rahul Mishra’s creations and dazzling details on Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna’s designs, it’s time to wear bling literally on your sleeve! Love for neons stays on. Pankaj Tripathi Get ready for some action Outstanding couple Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal have an envious filmography and the duo is now all set to embark on the journey of becoming producers too. In a move to celebrate their achievements, the Maratea Film Festival in Italy has awarded Richa and Ali with Outstanding International Talent Awards. The past winners at this festival include legends like Sophia Loren, Richard Gere, John Landis and others. Speaking about this, Richa said, “We were elated when we were told that the festival wanted to give us the award. To know the past recipients of the award is such an honour. Ali and I are both looking forward to the festival and to be among peers who love cinema as much as we beauty is a joy forever, and creating exquisite clothes that feel like skin are part of sustainable fashion because then one will wear them again and again!” The stakes get higher as Criminal Justice returns with Season 3 Shahid Kapoor and Ali Abbas Zafar’s Bloody Daddy to release on OTT Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal awarded at Maratea Film Festival in Italy do and to celebrate everything about the movies.” Ali added, “I’m elated and honoured that the Maratea Film Festival has chosen to honour Richa and me. This recognition means a lot to us. Glad to know that our work has had an impact in different parts of the world.” c m y b Shahid Kapoor will next be seen in a movie, titled Bloody Daddy, which is directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. As per the latest update, the film will have a direct-to-digital release and will premiere on Voot Select. Even though the makers haven’t finalised the date, they have decided to release the film in the last quarter of this year. Bloody Daddy is expected to be a remake of the 2011 French film Nuit Blanche (Sleepless Nights) starring Tomer Sisley. The action thriller will feature Shahid Kapoor as a loving father, who is on the run to save his child from the mafia. A source says, “The action saga has Shahid playing a father who tries to save his child. It’s a tentative working title but in all probabilities, this would be the title they lock.”
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