13082022-LSTL-01.qxd 12-08-2022 23:39 Page 1 TRIBUNE A PREMIERE AT TORONTO Bengali film Chhaad–The Terrace, starring Paoli Dam, is set to premiere at the International Film Festival of South Asia (IFFSA) in Toronto today (August 13). The film explores the protagonist, Mitra’s (Paoli) relationship with the terrace and eventually her disillusionment with it. TMS Ben upset Actor Ben Affleck is reportedly angry with shutterbugs for invading his and wife Jennifer Lopez’ privacy during their honeymoon in Paris. ANI LUDHIANA | SATURDAY | 13 AUGUST 2022 In City Beautiful, the cast of Liger talks about how the film has been a learning curve Roar-ing to go! Sheetal As Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Panday land in City Beautiful to promote their upcoming film Liger, they do all things Punjabi, right from a photoshoot in the khets (Ananya’s dream DDLJ moment) to eating at a local Punjabi dhaba and releasing the only Punjabi number of their film, in style. Dressed in off-white asymmetrical kurta and a lungi, Vijay looked a combination of Punjab and Telangana, whereas antagonist Vish was in a cool pair of shorts and Ananya in an ethnic dress. Director Puri Jagannadh and producer Charmme Kaur were keen to launch the Punjabi number, Coka 2.0, remake of Punjabi singer Sukh-E’s Coka, in Chandigarh, and Vijay confesses it is his favourite from the film. Vijay is seen in a turban in the video while Puri is seen in a cameo in this fun number. So, would he like to essay a Punjabi character on screen? The actor answers, “It was definitely hard to lip-sync the song in Punjabi, but not because of the language. Actually, while filming it, I was under the weather and when you have to match that energy, dance and also, well, sing the song, it becomes hard. My song was not an audition for any role, but, yes, I believe my film has always been one big audition. For the fair amount of time, I did audition for films, but now I have reached that stage that I do not have to audition, but rather select from the scripts that I get.” Surprise package The trailer doesn’t reveal much about Ananya Panday’s character and the PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR High pitch Urvashi Rautela and Rishabh Pant indulge in a social media spat Urvashi Rautela has once again taken a dig at Rishabh Pant. Earlier, in an interview the actressmodel claimed the cricketer ‘waited for her’ and he replied on social media saying “mera peecha choro behen (leave me alone sister)”. Urvashi took to Instagram and wrote: “Chotu bhaiya should play bat ball. Main koi munni badnaam nahi hoon badnam ❝ EARLIER, I DID AUDITION FOR FILMS, BUT NOW I HAVE REACHED THAT STAGE THAT I DO NOT HAVE TO AUDITION, BUT RATHER SELECT FROM THE SCRIPTS THAT I GET ❝ PURI JAGANNADH, VIJAY DEVERAKONDA, ANANYA PANDAY, CHARMME KAUR AND VISH IT’S A SURPRISE PACKAGE AND MUCH MORE LIKE I AM IN REAL LIFE. SHE IS A MILLENNIAL GIRL, A SOCIAL-MEDIA INFLUENCER, PERHAPS, THE ONLY ONE IN THE FILM. ANANYA PANDAY, ACTOR VIJAY DEVERAKONDA, ACTOR actress is mum on what it will be like, she says, “It’s a surprise package and much more like I am in real life. She is a millennial girl, a social-media influencer, perhaps, the only one in the film — jo action karti nahi kar- vati hai (who doesn’t do action, but makes others do it for her).” She adds, “I would like to be loved for the characters that I have lived or will live on screen.” Vish, who is playing the antagonist along with the legendary boxer Mike Tyson, shares, “I cannot reveal much on whether I have scenes with Mike Tyson, but I definitely feel this film and the character that I play has been a dream. I have been training in martial arts for more than seven years and it felt like it has been for this particular film.” The cast says the only thing they wanted was to release the film by 2020, which got delayed but the success that a RRR, a KGF or a Pushpa enjoyed has been heartening. On a lighter note, Ananya jokes how she has aged during the time, not forgetting how she gained a fresh perspective as an actor wherein her confidence grew manifold. On a parting note, Vijay tries a few words in Punjabi, “Hor kidaan ki haal chaal and mein changa tussi sunao.” As for Ananya, she looks forward to savouring butter chicken in the evening. Fun with friends Sunny Leone’s first look from Ginna Arjun Kanungo, Carla Dennis host wedding reception in Mumbai CELEBRITIES AT IFFM The 13th edition of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne flagged off ARJUN KANUNGO AND CARLA DENNIS Singer-actor Arjun Kanungo got hitched to his longtime girlfriend Carla Dennis at an intimate ceremony recently. The couple hosted their wedding reception in Mumbai on Thursday night, August 11. It was attended by Sussanne Khan and her boyfriend, Arslan Goni, Bobby Deol and his wife Tanya Deol, Kubbra Sait and many others. The pictures from the event have gone viral. While Carla chose an ivory and beige-coloured heavily embellished saree, Arjun chose a jetblack tuxedo. Bobby Deol and his wife Tania Deol looked classy in ethnic-wear, as they arrived for the wedding reception. Sussanne Khan and Arslan Goni, who are also set to tie the knot, posed for the paparazzi together. Sussanne was dressed in a cute mini-dress, paired with pumps. Arslan looked dapper in a black suit. Kubbra Sait wore a black gown. — TMS Arslan & Sussanne Bobby & Tania Deol hone with young kiddo darling tere liye (I won’t be shamed because of a kid like you).” She used hashtags such as #RPChotuBhaiyya, #DontTakeAdvantageOfASilentGirl and #CougarHunter. Her response comes after Rishabh’s now-deleted Instagram Story, which read: “It’s funny how people lie in interviews just for some meagre popularity and for hitting the headlines. Sad how some people are so thirsty for fame and name. May God bless them.” He hashtagged the post as #merapichachorhobehen and #jhutkibhilimithotihai. The cricketer gave out no names, but social media users came to a conclusion that it was Urvashi, who claimed in a viral interview that the unnamed “RP” waited for her in a hotel lobby and called her several times - she was asleep and saw 17 missed calls when she woke up! — IANS Glitz & glamour Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), now in its 13th year, was officially flagged off by an array of Bollywood stars on Friday (August 12). The festival is back in person after a twoyear virtual event. Present at the festival’s launch were Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Vaani Kapoor, Tamannaah Bhatia, Shefali Shah, singer Sona Mohapatra, and filmmakers Anurag Kashyap, Kabir Khan, Aparna Sen, Nikkhil Advani and Shoojit Sircar. The actors took to the podium in presence of a special audience to announce this year’s programme schedule with Taapsee Pannu’s Dobaaraa being the opening night film. Other exciting events lined up, apart from the screening of over 120 films, are the Independence Day Celebrations, an array of panel discussions amongst other specially curated events. Abhishek Bachchan said, “I’m finally here in Melbourne and it feels great to be given the Leadership in Cinema TAMANNAAH BHATIA AND TAAPSEE PANNU award.” — TMS c m y b KAPIL DEV KABIR KHAN Vishnu Manchu’s upcoming film Ginna will feature Sunny Leone in the lead role. The actress’ first look as Renuka has been unveiled by the makers. Donning a gorgeous pink and white playsuit, Sunny is sensational as ever. Directed by Surya, the film, starring Vishnu alongside Payal Rajput and Sunny Leone, is a wholesome mass entertainer. A frothy mix of masala with thrill, comedy, action and drama, the first look is making waves with fans. Sunny Leone says, “I had the most amazing time shooting this movie. It was such an honour collaborating with Vishnu, who is amongst the most amazing people I have ever worked with. — TMS
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