05082022-LSTC-01.qxd 8/5/2022 12:03 AM Page 1 c m y b ISHAAN SAYS ‘JEE LE ZARAA’ Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra-starrer Jee Le Zaraa has been making headlines ever since it was announced. Now, we hear that the makers have roped in Ishaan Khatter to play the male lead in the film. A source says, “It’s been a while since Ishaan came on board for the project.” TRIBUNE Life She’s perfect Aamir Khan has praised his Laal Singh Chaddha costar Kareena Kapoor Khan and called the diva “perfect” on the chat show Koffee With Karan Season 7. IANS CHANDIGARH | FRIDAY | 5 AUGUST 2022 Testing times to tasting times Sheetal C OVID-19 is one of the many challenges that the hospitality industry has faced in the current times but it has not dampened the morale of restaurateurs and foodies of the tricity. As many new cafes, clubs and hotels find their new address in the City Beautiful, we take you on a guided tour... Mithilesh Chaturvedi passes away If you think Covid-19 changed our eating-out habits, think From the Maximum city The white-walled again. For, new restaurants derland The Olive wonCafe that have mushroomed & Bar, The Pink Wasabi and Eddies Chandigarh in tricity tell another have added some new colours in the city. story... Founder & MD of The Olive Veteran actor Mithilesh Chaturvedi, who was a part of several Hindi films as well as TV shows, breathed his last on August 3 in Lucknow. He was 67. The actor passed away due to cardiac arrest. Mithilesh’s son-in-law Ashish Chaturvedi confirmed the news on social media. Sharing the news on Facebook, Ashish wrote, “You were the world’s best father, you didn’t love me like a son-in-law but rather your own son. May your soul rest in peace.” Mithilesh Chaturvedi was known for his work in films such as Satya, Taal, Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, Koi Mil Gaya, Bunty Aur Babli, Ready, Phata Poster Nikla Hero, Asoka and Fiza among others. He was last seen in the film Gulabo Sitabo with Amitabh Bachchan. On the television front, he was a part of shows like Neeli Chatri Wale, Kayamat, Patiala Babes and more. Group of restaurants, AD Singh, who is in city for the launch, says rather than offering franchise, he prefers to partner with like-minded local businessmen. Thus come Sampath Singh and Vishal Anand of Chandigarh into the picture. While Olive brand’s 22 years of experience is their USP it’s the , Mediterranean vibe inspired by Le Corbusier’s concept of, ‘sun, light and space’ for Eddies Chandigarh From Amritsar to Chandigarh Bon Gateau, owned by three brothers—Shreshth, Shobhit The Olive Cafe & Bar and Sanchit Khanna—have more than six or seven restaurants running in the state. After tasting success in Amritsar, Bon Gateau has arrived in Sector 7, Chandigarh. Shreshth says, “After running a successful business in Madhya Marg for a month, we will be coming out with an outlet in Mohali near Sector 80 this month.” Himself a patisserie chef, Shreshth says the bakery, Italian and Indian cuisine are its USP . About challenges, he feels government policies regarding the food industry are not so friendly. Old yet new City’s famous and old charm Hotel Aroma is not lagging behind while competing with fresh ideas in the hospitality sector as they are bringing in new names to their revamped food court. “We have re-modelled our food court. There is an addition of two new outlets, IL Magico Forno, a bakery chain, and Roadies KoffeeHouz, an allday dining and coffee restaurant launching in August. The motto of the bakery is ‘our quality, your price’. The Bon Gateau Generous gesture A touch of Bengal Anshuman Jha to re-introduce Rabindranath Tagore’s classic Actor Anshuman Jha got exposed to literature as well as classical folk music during his theatre days. Now, he is trying to bring back the classical elements in the contemporary stories which he backs. After using Bulleh Shah’s ever green Bulla Ki Jaana in his LGBTQ+ release Hum Bhi Akele, Tum Bhi Akele last year, Jha is now using the Rabindranath Tagore classic Purano Shei Diner Katha in his upcoming action-thriller Lakadbaggha, which is set in Kolkata. The song is sung by Shruti Pathak and Belgian music maestro Simon Fransquet has recomposed the song. Speaking about the same, Anshuman says, “It’s a conscious effort to include the works of these masters into the stories we weave today. I feel it’s our responsibility as artistes. Tagore is a hero for me. And Purano is an absolute favourite and we have got my favourite singer Shruti Pathak to sing it. It’s her first Bengali song.” Chandigarh. The architect behind The Olive’s all-white interior, Vivek Popli believes people will not just step in for the authentic food of Olive but also for the ambience. Both Pink Wasabi in Elante Mall and Eddie’s were open for public in February. Pink Wasabi is Insta-post worthy for its interiors and Japanese cherry-blossom vibes. It offers pan-Asian cuisine with specialities such as Blue Pea Rice and Thai Curry. Eddies transports you to Mumbai with photographs of Mumbai locales all around. Another national brand Oh! Calcutta’s opened in June. The owner, Anjan Chatterjee, believes, “Covid or no Covid, people are keen to explore something new and Bengali cuisine is relatively unexplored in this part of the country. Although not a metro, Chandigarh operates like a metro when it comes to food, so restaurants serving best quality of food will thrive in the city.” Randeep Hooda Fortune favours the brave and in this case, it has favoured India’s first-ever skater, Vishwaraj Jadeja, who will be representing India at the World Cup 2022. Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda, who is also called the Biopic Man, has come forward to support Vishwaraj along with entrepreneur and philanthropist Jay Patel. The Highway actor has always been intrigued towards sports and the environment. In an interview, Randeep said, “When I heard his inspirational story and his achievements, fighting a lone battle to put India on the world map for this sport, Jay and I felt that we must help him further his dream for our country. I wish him to reach that zenith of his sport and inspire others on the way. I also feel more and more people should come and support sports and sportsman, if they can and not leave all upto the government.” Jadeja has represented India over 200 times and has over 65 national records. —ANI Coffee fever Chandigarh is famous for giving MTV Roadies winner to the nation. And now Viacom brand has come full circle as they have brought dining and family cafe culture to Mohali last year. The positive response made them launch another cafe in Sector 35 followed by another one in Hotel Aroma’s food court in August. These cafes have the adventure and spirit of Roadies. Another Viacom brand product offering nightclub and lounge experience, Roadies Club, was inaugurated in June by celebrity Sonu Sood. Book-Cafe, a first in Chandigarh, was opened in March which brought together the bookseller brand of Delhi, Bahrisons, and cafe brand partners, Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters. Serving till 10 pm, it offers to be great working cum reading space for youngsters around Sector 8, Chandigarh. A still from Darlings Boycott Alia trending Seems like it’s a season of ‘bycott’ on Twitter. After #BycottLaalSinghChaddha and #bycottrakshabandhan, twitter exploded to yet another bycott, this time ‘#BoycottAliaBhatt’. The Raazi actor has to bear the wrath of netizens over ‘promoting’ domestic violence against men in her upcoming film Darlings. “Is it a crime to be born as men? Answer Darlings!,” tweeted a user. “Believe all victims, regardless of gender. Why is Domestic violence against men normalised and even worse mocked. 3.4 crore men in India face domestic violence. #AliaBhatt #BycottAliaBhatt ,” posted another. Regressive or sanskari? Netizens give their verdict on Pranitha Subhas’s pooja photo Indecent proposal? Following reports that Ranveer Singh went vegan for Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani and after his nude magazine shoot, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals India has invited the actor to star in a campaign in his birthday suit. The letter sent to Ranveer by PETA India read, “To promote compassion for animals, will you consider appearing in a nude PETA India advertisement with the tagline “All Animals Have the Same Parts – Try Vegan”? I’ve attached a reference image featuring Pamela Anderson.” Raj & DK collab with Netflix The multi-talented filmmaking duo—Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK—has formed an exciting, multiyear creative partnership with Netflix. Under their D2R Films banner, Raj & DK will develop and produce their upcoming projects for Netflix. With an impressive slate of cult films, blockbusters, and premium shows, the two are undoubtedly one of India’s c m y b renovated food court has been designed by a young architect Darshpreet Sangha. A unique feature here is its laptop friendly coffee bar,” says Manmohan Singh Kohli, owner. finest and most successful creators. Sharing details about the partnership, Raj & DK said, “Netflix is a pioneer in the streaming space backed by its unstinting, passionate support for filmmaking and filmmakers. We are looking forward to creating big, unique stories and challenging ourselves to push storytelling into exciting and fresh spaces.” In the ever-so-sensitive social world, actor Pranitha Subhas’pooja photos has the netizens divided. The actress, who has worked in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil and Hindi films, recently posted some pictures from Bheemana Amavasya ritual. A picture showing her sitting at her husband Nitin Raju’s feet has got the netizen’s attention. Some are calling it a regressive act and others hailing her as the ‘dream wife’. “Marry a girl who can do this for you,” posted a Twitter user with the picture. “Remember when you promote this: You are contributing to the killing of thousands of girls inside and outside their mother’s womb. The little girls who are killed for being girls,” tweeted yet another. Pranitha stands by her picture and all that it signifies. An old video of her in which she says “I am a practising Hindu, who is very proud of her culture, her tradition’ is also doing rounds on social media. —Mona
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