17082022-LSTL-01.qxd 8/16/2022 11:27 PM Page 1 c m y b FROM TEHRAN TO TARIQ After Tehran, John Abraham has announced a new film, titled Tariq, which is set for Independence Day 2023 release. The actor took to social media and wrote, “Aazadi Ki Tariq, 15 August, 2023. Tariq is our next creative collaboration with Bake My Cake Films after Batla House and Tehran. TRIBUNE Life’s good Life Aly Goni says that OTT has given him a chance to work as well as take out time for his family and he is enjoying working in the medium. —IANS LUDHIANA | WEDNESDAY | 17 AUGUST 2022 Jalsa, The Rapist, Jaggi, 83 among top winners at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2022 A FTER much fanfare, the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2022 (IFFM) announced the winners for the coveted awards for its 13th edition on August 15. This year the festival has an impressive line-up of films, short films, documentaries representing Indian cinema and from the neighbouring countries. The list of winners includes Abhishek Bachcahn, who was honoured with Leadership in Cinema Award, Vaani Kapoor was awarded with Disruptor in Cinema Award for her path-breaking performance in Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, the team of Jalsa, starring Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah, directed by Suresh Triveni and produced by Vikram Malhotra of Abundantia Entertainment, was awarded with the Equality in Cinema Award while former cricketer Kapil Dev was awarded with Lifetime Achievement Award. After receiving the award of Best Actor for 83, Ranveer Singh said, “83 is one of the most loved films in my career. It’ll always be one of the most cherished films in my filmography. But more than the accolades it’s the process of making the film that I cherish the most. I am thankful to Kabir sir for giving me Nikkhil Advani They did it! ONE FOR THE KAPIL’S DEVILS Bollywood star Ranveer Singh, who won the Best Actor of the Year award for his role as Kapil Dev in the Kabir Khan directorial 83, said that 83 would always be one of the most cherished films in his filmography. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the jury members at IFFM for bestowing me with the Best Actor of the Year Award for my role as Kapil Dev 83 one of the most loved films of my career! It’ll always be one of the most cherished films in my filmography. I share this honour with the cast and crew of 83, who are so dear to me, and with whom I share a very, very warm bond.” Dedicating the honour to every member of 1983 Indian squad, he added, “I dedicate this honour to Kapil’s Devils, a fine bunch of gentlemen who dared to dream.” Ranveer Singh in 83 this opportunity, for guiding me and for inspiring me.” Vaani Kapoor on winning the Disruptor in Cinema Award said, “It’s so special and kind of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne to recognise Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui and giving it so much dignity, respect and love. It feels so special and surreal.” The festival was attended by various dignitaries of the Victorian gov- Vaani Kapoor ernment in Melbourne at the iconic Palais Theatre. Indian celebs, including Tamannaah Bhatia, Shefali Shah, Shoojit Sircar, Anurag Kashyap, Nikkhil Advani, Mohit Raina and others were also spotted at the event. Spearheaded by director of the film festival Mitu Bhowmik Lange, this year IFFM started physically and virtually, from 12-20 August 2022. The film festival will JALSA FOR SHEFALI RARING TO GO Actor Shefali Shah has bagged the Best Actor (Female) award. She won the prestigious award for her performance in Jalsa. Taking to social media, Shefali shared a video from the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2022. In the clip, she is seen going up on the stage for receiving the award in a beautiful saree. She wrote, “OMGGGGG OMGGGGG OMGGGGG this is truly a #JALSA.” showcase more than 100 critically acclaimed movies. Aparna Sen on winning spree It’s raining plaudits for Aparna Sen as her directorial The Rapist has won her the Best Director award for 2022 at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. The Rapist had previously won the prestigious Kim Jiseok Award at Busan. —Agencies Abhishek Bachchan ❝ I AM VERY HAPPY THAT JAGGI HAS WON THE AWARD FOR BEST INDIE FILM. IT’S A HUGE ENCOURAGEMENT FOR US. WE HAVE ALSO GOT A BLACKMAGIC CAMERA AS A PART OF THE AWARD, WHICH IS HEARTENING AS THIS WAS ON OUR WISH LIST. WE ARE GOING TO SHOOT OUR NEXT FILM WITH IT.❞ – ANMOL SIDHU, DIRECTOR WINNERS AT A GLANCE ■ BEST ACTOR MALE—Ranveer Singh for 83 ■ BEST ACTOR FEMALE—Shefali Shah for Jalsa ■ BEST DIRECTOR—Jointly won by Aparna Sen for The Rapist and Shoojit Sircar for Sardar Udham ■ DISRUPTOR IN CINEMA AWARD: Vaani Kapoor for Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui ■ LEADERSHIP IN CINEMA AWARD— Abhishek Bachchan ■ BEST FILM—83 ■ LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD— Kapil Dev ■ BEST DOCUMENTARY—A Night of Knowing Nothing by Payal Kapadia ■ BEST ACTOR IN A SERIES—Mohit Raina for Mumbai Diaries 26/11 ■ BEST ACTRESS IN A SERIES—Sakshi Tanwar for MAI ■ BEST SERIES—Mumbai Diaries 26/11 by Nikkhil Advani ■ BEST INDIE FILM—Jaggi, directed by Anmol Sidhu (Punjabi) Shefali Shah Shoojit Sircar All guns blazing ... Robyn Griggs passes away Robyn Griggs Wiley, who was best known for her roles in the soap operas such as Another World and One Life to Live, is no more. She was 49. Her death was announced on her official Facebook page on Saturday. The post read, “With a heavy heart, I am saddened to announce Robyn’s passing. However, she is no longer suffering and would want us to remember that and the good memories…” Robyn was diagnosed with cancer in 2020. Talking about her professional journey, Robyn Griggs Wiley played Stephanie Hobart in One Life to Live, debuting in April 1991 and lasting six episodes. After that, she was seen in Another World, where she played Maggie Cory for two years. She was born on April 30, 1973. Menon said, “On our 75th Independence Day, we are very excited to share with all of you a teaser of Pippa. It’s a small glimpse into the film we have been working on and carefully nurturing. We eagerly wait to meet all of you in cinemas on the 2nd of December 2022.” Pippa is based on The Burning Chaffees, written by Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta. It’s a first-of-its-kind war tank film that brings to life the Indo-Pak war of 1971 which led to the liberation and birth of Bangladesh. Ishaan will be seen essaying the role of the young brigadier, who played a vital role fighting the war on the eastern front as a part of the 45th Cavalry tank squadron. Fighter Prabhas-starrer Salaar gets new release date, to clash with Hrithik Roshan’s Fighter Salaar The team of Prabhas and Shruti Haasan-starrer Salaar has announced a new release date. The film will be released on September 28. With the new date, the film will not have a solo release as it will be clashing with one of the Bollywood biggies and it is none other than Fighter. Salaar is set to clash with Fighter, starring Deepika Padukone and Hrithik Roshan. Salaar is an out-and-out mass action and adventure c m y b Gurmeet Choudhary and Debina Bonnerjee In the seventh episode of Koffee With Karan actors Vicky Kaushal and Sidharth Malhotra will be seen getting candid about their personal and professional life. In the upcoming episode, fans will catch a glimpse of Vicky and Sidharth talk about the Uri: The The fight gets complicated A still from Pippa Giving her fans a pleasant surprise, Bipasha Basu took to her Instagram on August 16 and announced her pregnancy. Bipasha dropped pictures of herself with hubby Karan Singh Grover where she is seen flaunting her baby bump. The actress wrote, “A new time, a new phase, a new light adds another unique shade to our prism of life. Making us a little more whole than we used to be. We began this life individually and then we met each other and from then we were two.” She further wrote, “Too much love for only two seemed a little unfair for us to see…so soon, we, who once were two will now become three. A creation manifested by our love, our baby will join us soon and add to our glee. Thank You all, for your unconditional love, your prayers and good wishes as they are and will always be a part of us. ” Meanwhile, Debina Bonnerjee and Gurmeet Choudhary are set to welcome their second child. Debina shared the ultrasound picture of their second baby. Sidharth reveals his ‘future plans’ Makers of Ishaan Khatter-starrer Pippa drop film’s teaser On the occasion of Independence Day, the makers of Pippa dropped the film’s first look teaser. Directed by Raja Krishna Menon, the film is based on the 1971 war and stars Ishaan Khatter, Mrunal Thakur, Priyanshu Painyuli and Soni Razdan. Announcing the film’s release date along with the teaser, director Raja Krishna Bipasha Basu is pregnant film, which was shot in countries such as India, Europe, the Middle-East and Africa. Salar is directed by KGF 2 director Prashanth Neel. Earlier, Prabhas was asked if he feels pressure after the success of KGF 2, to which, he said, “It’s good news. Prashanth Neel delivering a blockbuster, my director! We’ve already started shooting Salaar, so it’s great news that I’m working with one of the biggest directors.” Surgical Strike actor’s wife Katrina Kaif and Sidharth’s rumoured girlfriend Kiara Advani. The promo clip shows the three celebs recalling the time Vicky was told about Katrina’s comment about how they will look good together. —IANS
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