07092022-LSTL-01.qxd 9/6/2022 11:07 PM Page 1 c m y b B’DAY WITH SLUM CHILDREN Actor Sanjana Sanghi celebrated her birthday with adolescents from the Geeta Colony slum in New Delhi. She visited the multi-activity centre there to promote access to basic learning. TMS TRIBUNE Life Revenge series Waluscha De Sousa will be a part of the Revenge series which will be an Indian adaptation of the international concept with the same title. TMS LUDHIANA | WEDNESDAY | 7 SEPTEMBER 2022 ‘Women run the show’ Veteran Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, who will be soon seen in the upcoming family entertainer Good Bye, says women play a crucial role in society. The Baghban actor who played ‘head of the family’ in that film, said that in reality ‘a woman is the head of the family’. He shared, “Family is the most important part of a person’s life. Whenever you’re alone, your family comes to the rescue. People feel that men do all the hard work and run the house, but in reality the head of any family is always a woman.” He also highlighted the role of men and women in household and how women do more toiling work. He added, “For a major part of our society, men just work and come back home and rest. Women on the other hand, make the house, they run the show. And in homes where women do full-time jobs, they put extra efforts after their office work hours as they look after the entire family. Men just play the supporting character in a way.” Meanwhile, Good Bye, which also stars Rashmika Mandana, Neena Gupta and Pavail Gulati, has been produced by Ekta Kapoor. Directed by Vikas Bahl of Queen fame, Good Bye is set to arrive in cinemas on October 7. — IANS Mrs. Doubtfire and Chachi 420 Big Momma’s House Dream Girl Rafoo Chakkar Oh man, that’s awesome! Mona W HETHER he picks up a serious or a comic role, trust National School of Drama alumnus Nawazuddin Siddiqui to almost always leave an impact. When he gets into a woman’s shoes, literally, for upcoming film Haddi, he has breached another fortress. Kohl in the eyes, bright lips, not a hair out of place, striking a rather glam pose in a silver dress, his first look in the film has been the talk of the town. Starring in and as Haddi, the National Awardwinning actor is in a double role, purportedly playing a transgender in this film. Directed by Akshat Ajay Sharma, the movie is due to release in 2023. This act has given Nawazuddin Siddiqui a fresh perspective on why it takes actresses three hours in the vanity van before the shoot! But the thorough actor that he is, his portrayal isn’t going to be superficial for sure. Making a mark Men turning into women on screen is nothing new, right from Kamal Haasan leading the pack and winning hearts With Nawazuddin Siddiqui creating a buzz in the guise of a woman in upcoming film Haddi, here’s a look at actors cross-dressing over the years Haddi in Chachi 420 to Ayushmann Khurrana taking turns to play Sita and Radha in Dream Girl, there are many examples. While many a times, rather, most of the times, such cross-dressing act is just to evoke laughs. However, Kapil Sharma’s show has come under fire for crass cross-dressing. Even in Hollywood, some male actors have given brilliant performances while playing a woman. Martin Lawrence as an undercover overweight mom in Big Momma’s House or Robin Williams in Mrs. Doubtfire, which was the inspiration behind Chachi 420, have been some class acts. Favourite list Actor Amal Sehrawat names late superstar Rishi Kapoor in Rafoo Chakkar as his top choice. “Rishi Kapoor carried the look with élan. He was a legendary actor and did extremely well in all his roles, but was exemplary in this one. In the song Chhuk Chhuk, both Kapoor and Paintal gave some killer moves.” Actor Ihana Dhillon has been a fan of Lawrence. “I always liked Martin Lawrence in Big Momma’s House. I loved that movie and have seen it many times.” Dhillon is also a fan of Aunty No. 1. “In Bollywood, the role played by Govinda in Aunty No. 1 has been my favourite since childhood. He was quite hilarious.” Mrunal Jain loves Ayushmann Khurana’s woman act in Dream Girl. “Ayushmann not just looked the part but also sounded so too, and, very convincingly. It requires guts to take up such a challenging role. For any male to play a woman isn’t easy,” says Jain. Actor Flora Saini has been a Kamal Haasan admirer. “Generally, when a man slips into a woman’s shoes, or dress, the presentation is that of a third gender or tawdry at best, which is not in a good taste. But Chachi 420 was different. Alternating between a young husband and mature Shrimati Lakshmi Godbole, Kamal Haasan made us fall in love with chachi, who was funny, inventive and smart,” says Saini. All eyes on Haddi next! Break up? IPL founder Lalit Modi, who in July announced that he was dating Sushmita Sen, has changed his bio on Instagram, which has raised speculations about his split with the actress and former beauty queen. Almost a little over a month ago, Lalit Modi hadshared a string of pictures with Sushmita on Instagram and Twitter. Lalit Modi changes Instagram bio, sparks break-up rumours with Sushmita Back then he captioned the post: “Just back in London after a whirling global tour #maldives #sardinia with the families - not to mention my # better-looking partner @sushmitasen47-a new beginning a new life finally. Over the moon. In love does not mean marriage…” He then changed his bio to: “Finally starting a new life with my partner in crime. My love @sushmitasen47.” He also had a picture of him along with the actress as his profile photo. But he has now changed and removed her name from his bio, which currently reads: “Founder IPLt20, Indian Premiere League.” He has, however, not removed pictures featuring Sushmita on his Instagram account. — IANS Soon, Trail of an Assassin Series based on former PM Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination A still from Dulhe Raja Fun, oncemore Shah Rukh Khan acquires remake rights of Dulhe Raja Besides headlining three films in 2023, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is also busy producing and working on several projects under his production house Red Chillies Entertainment. In the latest update, the production house has reportedly acquired the ‘remake and negative’ rights of Dulhe Raja, which originally starred Govinda, Kader Khan and Raveena Tandon. Farhad Samji is penning the script. He has been advised to create a draft of the screenplay while retaining the essence of Dulhe Raja, but also keeping it modern in terms of storytelling. — TMS Applause Entertainment is set to produce a crime thriller, based on writer Anirudhya Mitra’s recently launched book Ninety Days: The True Story of the Hunt for Rajiv Gandhi’s Assassin. The series will be directed by Nagesh Kukunoor. He says, “I look forward to taking on this gritty and thrilling piece of storytelling, adapted from the book.” Author Anirudhya Mitra adds, “With Ninety Days: The True Story of the Hunt for Rajiv Gandhi’s Assassin, I have tried to provide the most definitive account of the biggest manhunt launched in India. The audio-visual format enables the story’s numerous facets. With Applause Entertainment’s reputation for passionate storytelling and Nagesh Kukunoor’s directorial expertise, I’m confident that an exciting series lies ahead of us.” — TMS Three cheers Actor-turned-director Revathy signs a three-film deal with producer Suuraj Sinngh Producer Suuraj Sinngh and acclaimed actor-director Revathy have joined hands for a three-film association. They will work on engaging content, which will bring powerful human and entertaining stories to the cinemas. Talking about the collaboration, Revathy says, “When Suuraj Sinngh came to me with a story, I immediately wanted to step into the shoes of a director, resulting in Salaam Venky. Working with Suuraj has been comfortable professionally and he felt like family. I trust in him and BLive produc- Nagesh Kukunoor c m y b tion’s vision completely. We share strong creative synergies, which will reflect in our forthcoming projects too.” Producer Suuraj Sinngh adds, “Revathy is very creative and her work has always inspired me. Our vision is to bring powerful and entertaining stories to life. BLive Productions is grateful to collaborate with a veteran who has a cinematic experience of over 35 years across diverse cultures. We are eager to bring our first film, Salaam Venky, to the audiences and our journey has just begun.” — TMS Wedding bells Richa Chadha, Ali Fazal to finally tie the knot Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal’s wedding is now officially drawing closer with the actors set to tie to knot at the end of this month. It will be an intimate wedding ceremony with close friends and family in Mumbai, which will be followed by a grand reception in Delhi and then again in Mumbai. The celebrations will begin in Delhi and then conclude in Mumbai during the first week of October. After many delays due to the pandemic and shooting commitments, they are finally set to get married. — TMS
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