21092022-LSTC-01.qxd 9/20/2022 10:42 PM Page 1 c m y b UTKARSH TO LEAD GADAR 2 In 2001, child actor Utkarsh Sharma played Sunny and Ameesha’s son Charanjeet. And now with the sequel 20 years later, he is all set to make a place in the audience’s hearts as the leading man in Gadar 2. TMS TRIBUNE Life Custom-made! For her upcoming marriage, Richa Chadha’s jewellery is being custom-made by a 175-year-old Khajanchi family of jewellers from Bikaner. TMS CHANDIGARH | WEDNESDAY | 21 SEPTEMBER 2022 In Chandigarh, renowned Chef Vikas Khanna says gender lines should be erased from the kitchen too G It’s a rare honour! Alia Bhatt felicitated with Smita Patil Memorial Award for Best Actor Alia Bhatt has bagged the prestigious Smita Patil Memorial Award for her contribution to Indian cinema at the 38th-anniversary celebrations of the premier non-profit, socio-cultural and educational organization — Priyadarshini Academy. This rare honour is bestowed upon outstanding national and international personalities annually for immense contribution to their respective fields. This year, exceptional achievers were felicitated virtually by Union Ministers, Government of India, through a webinar on September 19. Alia Bhatt said, “I want to thank the Priyadarshni Academy for bestowing me with the Smita Patil Memorial Award for Best Actor. It’s a tremendous honour to be here today, one I’ll cherish for years to come. India has the most incredible legacy of the arts, and I’m eternally grateful that our work is a part of it. Cinema teaches us the importance of believing in the beauty of dreams, to follow them with dedication and humility, and never quit.” — TMS Actress Priyanka Chopra addresses UN General Assembly For a future that sustains Priyanka Chopra attended the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Monday (September 19) and delivered a powerful speech on Sustainable Development Goals. The actress, who has been working with UNICEF for a decade now, spoke about how ‘all is not well with our world’. The UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador also emphasized the importance of sustainable development in the modern age. She also spoke about the ‘rights of freedom of children’. Taking to Instagram, Priyanka shared pictures and videos from the event and wrote, “Walking through the gates of the United Nations this morning to speak at UNGA for the second time…At the top of this year’s agenda are the Sustainable Development Goals. Today was all about action, ambition, and hope. It was about what we must do together to make the sustainable development a reality, and we don’t have a moment to lose…” Priyanka looked stunning in a formal satin blouse with a black skirt that she teamed with yellow stilettos. — TMS LOBETROTTING Michelin Star Chef Vikas Khanna has kept his bond with Chandigarh alive. Decades in New York, he still makes it a point to visit City Beautiful a few times a year. Here on Sunday, he is as effervescent as ever, keeping his cool while being literally mobbed! In the melee of selfies, and handshakes, he indulged in a friendly banter while pushing his agenda further – to ameliorate gender situation and make the world a better place! Merrily enjoying the conversation as Khanna is asked to dole out some tips for women in the kitchen and he is quick to revert, “Why just women? Men should know how to cook well too. It’s about time that we erase gender lines. Cooking is amazing, and everyone should know it.” BEHIND THE LENS The latest feather in his rather decorated cap is the title of ‘documentary-maker’, as he brings a story that bats for girls’ education. Barefoot Empress charts the journey of 96-year-old Karthyayani Amma in a Kerala village, who joined class one at her age to end up as a star student! Directed by Vikas Khanna, the documentary has been produced by Oscar-nominated Doug Roland. “Karthyayani Amma is an inspiration for women Perfect recipe across the world. It’s a project that has been rather demanding. I have followed Amma for four years for this 15-minute documentary,” shares Chef Khanna. The next reality show in the offing, MasterChef India, for which he joins hands with Chef Ranveer Brar and Chef Garima Arora, gives him a chance to explore diverse cuisines of the country, which he is so much in love with. While he remains one of the most renowned chefs globally, Khanna is also restaurateur, cookbook-writer, filmmaker and humanitarian. Khanna’s been rubbing shoulders with who’s who of the world, so what gives him the energy to do it all? “I am very grateful for the opportunity I have got. Living in America, it’s my duty to tell Indian stories of strength. I must spread the greatness of Indian culture far and wide.” And, what keeps him going, doing so much simultaneously? “I think it’s the passion to Hi doc! Ayushmann Khurrana plays a gynaecologist in comedy Doctor G While Ayushmann Khurrana has been instrumental in bringing many taboo subjects to the big screen in his career spanning a decade, Doctor G pushes the envelope further as he will now be seen in the avatar of a male gynaecologist. The actor this time around is joined by Shefali Shah, the coordinator of the medical college, Rakul Preet Singh, who plays his senior in the film, and Sheeba Chaddha, who plays his mother. Director of Doctor G, Anubhuti Kashyap shares, “Doctor G is a coming-of-age comedy drama set in a medical college campus and is a hilarious look at a male gynaecologist surviving an otherwise female-dominated world. Ayushmann Khurrana has done an amazing job essaying the role of Doctor Uday Gupta. He, along with Shefali Shah and Rakul Preet Singh, has brought so much on board. The film addresses gender stereotypes in his personal and professional life, enveloped in comedy, and is something that will appeal to young Indians.” — TMS ‘Kashmiris are welcoming’ Emraan Hashmi is currently stationed in Kashmir shooting for his next, Ground Zero. Reports cited that the actor had suffered injuries due to stone-pelting incident. On Tuesday morning, Emraan took to his official Twitter account and wrote, “The people of Kashmir have been very warm and welcoming; it has been an absolute joy shooting in Srinagar and Pahalgam. The news of me being injured in a stone-pelting incident is inaccurate.” — TMS Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi rubbishes reports of stone pelting in Kashmir c m y b Ditching the luxury of sitting in a business class on a flight, Bollywood actor Kartik Aaryan recently chose to travel like just another passenger in the economy class. A video of Kartik has gone viral, where the actor is seen travelling in economy class of the flight after attending an event in Jodhpur. In the clip, Kartik is seen greeting passengers on board. People are even seen clapping and praising him for the performance in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, which turned out to be a blockbuster on the box-office. This is not the first time Kartik has ditched luxury. He was seen travelling in economy class during the promotions of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 as well. — IANS Education for girls is the theme behind Barefoot Empress and it’s a very significant cause. Our educated girls would make effective world leaders tomorrow and head various other disciplines. take my country’s great tradition ahead that keeps me working relentlessly.” Also he knows that he holds a privilege like no other. “For someone from my background to reach a place where you are called for White House dinners, restaurant projects are written for you, a PhD is bestowed upon you, I am honoured and want to make most of this opportunity,” says Khanna, adding, Simple living, high thinking Kartik Aaryan ditches luxury, travels in economy class PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI Mona “at the same time I do not scatter my energy. I take up something only when I have my whole heart into it.” CLOSE BOND Khanna lost his sister Radha recently. He shared a very close bond with her and the tragedy has left him broken. “They lie when they say time heals, you just learn to live with a broken and shattered heart,” he says. How- ever, mention the apple of his eye, Plum Khanna, and he smiles heartily, as the pooch is the king of Khanna household. “He has filled our life with happiness.” Amongst the many roles that Khanna plays with finesse, he stays a devoted son. His mother Bindu Khanna accompanies her son to Chandigarh, as she always does, taking pride in his achievements. Gone too soon… Tamil actor Pauline Jessica found hanging in Chennai flat Prominent Tamil actor Pauline Jessica, popularly known as Divya, allegedly committed suicide in her rented flat in Chennai’s Virugambakkam Mallika Avenue on September 18. Pauline was a native of Andhra Pradesh. The twentynine-year old had played the lead in the recently released Tamil movie Vaidha. Besides, she worked in various other Tamil films and serials. The actor was found hanging in her apartment. The neighbours informed the Koyambedu police of her death. Her body has been sent to Kilpauk Government Medical College and Hospital for autopsy. “We are investigating the case with the help of CCTV footage,” said a police official. According to reports, a day earlier, she had reached her apartment in an auto-rickshaw. A suicide note was found in which she cited a failed relationship as the reason behind her death. — ANI PHOTO: ANI/ TWITTER FILE World is a stage now! Director Pan Nalin’s Gujarati movie Chhello Show is India’s official entry for Oscars 2023 Pan Nalin’s poignant ode to celluloid dreams, Gujarati movie Chhello Show is India’s official entry for Oscars 2023. This Gujarati-language coming-of-age drama has captured the hearts of critics and audiences across the world. Siddharth Roy Kapur’s Roy Kapur Films’ Last Film Show (Chhello Show) had its world premiere as the opening film at Robert DeNiro’s Tribeca Film Festival. Directed by Pan Nalin, it stars Bhavin Rabari, Bhavesh Shrimali, Richa Meena, Dipen Raval and Paresh Mehta, and has won multiple awards across various international film festivals, including the Golden Spike at the 66th Valladolid Film Festival in Spain. The film is set to release in theatres in Gujarat and on select screens across the country on October 14, 2022. Tamil drama Koozhangal (Pebbles) was India's official entry for the Oscars 2022 and Malayalam film Jallikattu was selected in 2021. — TNS
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