25092022-LSTL-01.qxd 9/24/2022 11:29 PM Page 1 c m y b BIPASHA BASU’S BABY SHOWER TRIBUNE All glam Hrithik Roshan’s cousin Pashmina, who is set to make her debut in Bollywood with Ishq Vishk sequel, recently shared a bunch of sizzling hot pictures on Instagram. TMS Bipasha Basu’s baby shower was held with her near and dear ones in Mumbai on September 23. After six years of marriage, Bipasha and Karan announced her pregnancy through an Instagram post a few weeks back. TMS LUDHIANA | SUNDAY | 25 SEPTEMBER 2022 ‘Filmmaking is tedious’ Sylvester Stallone and his wife Jennifer Flavin have decided to rekindle their relationship Sheetal S No divorce, please! Sylvester Stallone and his wife Jennifer Flavin are back together! The couple has decided to rekindle their relationship after Jennifer filed for divorce a month ago. “They decided to meet back up at home, where they talked and were able to work out their differences,” a spokesperson informed. “They are both extremely happy,” the source added. The Rocky star and the Serious Skincare founder have been married for 25 years, and share three daughters - Sophia, 26, Sistine, 24, and Scarlet, 20 - together Jennifer had filed a petition ‘for dissolution of marriage and other relief’ from Stallone just over a month ago on August 19. She alleged that Stallone ‘engaged in the intentional dissipation, depletion and/or waste of marital assets which has had an adverse economic impact on the marital estate’, which he denied. —ANI INGER and actor Satinder Sartaaj is back in Chandigarh after a year-long ‘Rejuvenation Tour’ across various countries. After making a last stop at Dubai on September 17, the Sufi singer has now not only kick-started his domestic tour but has also released a new single titled Titli. Sartaaj says, “I had written this song in 2008. The music is by Beat Minister, video by Sunny Dhinsey and then there is a female protagonist, Rameet Sandhu. It is shot in central London, as for me it’s really important to shoot the visuals at the right location. There are more songs and videos lined up for the coming times.” #SartaajLive tour came right after the release of Planet Punjab (Song of Rejuvenation), which kept him occupied and on the move. And then he released the song Dil Gaunda Firda ahead of his US Tour in April. The singer has also expressed grief on the passing away of Sidhu Moosewala and how it was a disheartening incident for the entire industry. Heart’s calling Sartaaj calls performing on stage his biggest priority: “I haven’t done many films. There is an English film, The Black Prince, and Punjabi films Ikko Mikke and Kali Jotta, which is yet to release. Whenever I am approached for a movie, I find beautiful excuses. I don’t enjoy film- Punjabi singer-actor Satinder Sartaaj, who has released a single titled Titli, says he enjoys live performances much more than acting Neha Kakkar is currently receiving flak on social media for remaking dandiya queen Falguni Pathak’s iconic number Maine Payal Hai, who wishes to take a legal action against the Bollywood singer. The 53-year-old singer said “I wish I could take legal action but the rights are not with me.” When further asked if the makers or Kakkar tried to reach out to her after seeing her Instagram stories, Falguni said: ‘No’. — IANS A STILL FROM TITLI making; the process is lethargic and pathetic. But I enjoy live stage performances.” And if he has to do a film, it has to be unique and something substantial, worthwhile not just for him but for the viewers too. As he puts it: “I have other good things to do.” Sartaaj has formally taught for quite some time at the Panjab University before becoming a full-time singer. He has no dreams of opening an institute like many established singers. He believes, “When I left teaching, it was because the stage is a bigger platform from where you can SIDHARTH MALHOTRA One for the future Shruti Haasan is busy shooting for three back-to-back films in which she will be seen playing the leading role opposite Prabhas, Cheeranjeevi and Nandamuri Balakrishna in Salaar, Chiru 154 and NBK 107, respectively. Shruti who will be seen essaying the character of Aadya in Salaar is all praise for her director, Prashanth Neel. Sharing her experience, Shruti says, “Prashanth is fabulous with his actors. It’s nice to work with a director who is so clear headed about his vision.” Shruti adds, “It has been Prashanth’s strength in all his films. He really creates this world and it is our job as actors to melt into his world. With Prashanth, even within the action and drama, there is a core human story he runs so well. Salaar is so huge, but it’s also so human.” Apart from Shruti and Prabhas, Salaar also stars Prithviraj Sukumaran and Prajapathi Babu in pivotal roles. The film is slated to release on September 28, 2023. — TMS Subhash Ghai’s Mukta Arts recently celebrated a threeday festival for underprivileged kids and students of cinema. Sidharth Malhotra and the team of Shershaah graced the second day of the three-day event. About Sidharth, Subhash Ghai said, “Sidharth is a really gifted actor and always his empathy towards people translates on screen. He brilliantly portrays every character. Well, we shall collaborate soon on some project, just waiting for the right script to come along for both of us to work on.” Here are some secrets from the movie Catherine Called Birdy Prime Video’s upcoming original movie Catherine Called Birdy is all set to take you back to medieval England with a witty twist to its less glorious reality. Based on a novel by Karen Cushman, the film narrates the tale of a feisty teen Birdy, played by the talented Bella Ramsay, who is reluctantly embroiled in her parents’ quest to find her a worthy, or rather, a wealthy suitor. While Birdy’s father Lord Rollo’s estate is falling Old-world charm apart, he spends his time lounging around with hopes and plots to marry her off. Playing this greedy, lazy and obnoxious character is none other than fleabag fame ‘hot priest’ Andrew Scott. Andrew shared the secret behind Lord Rollo’s fashionable wardrobe and said, “It was incredible working with Julian Day, our cos- ‘Wish I could take action’ … singer Falguni Pathak on Neha Kakkar’s Maine Payal Hairemake spread your methodology, thoughts and instincts to the world than restricting it to a classroom of 20-30 students. That’s why I chose to sing and perform globally.” Instinct wise SATINDER SARTAAJ While Sartaaj’s career graph makes him appear as a person who is conscious about his choices, but it is quite the opposite. “I never think too much and go with my instinct. If I feel like working on something, I take it up, but if something is not for me, I will Blame game Shruti Haasan praises Salaar director FALGUNI PATHAK tume designer. Lord Rollo would be wearing Gucci now if he could. He likes to spend money, he’s interested in art. He’s just one of those straight men.” Revealing the real mystery behind his flowing robes, Andrew added, “Unfortunately, during the movie I fell down the stairs and broke my foot. There were these very slippery mahogany stairs and I just fell. So, for a part of the movie, I’m walking around with a big boot.” c m y b Constance Wu alleges she was sexually harassed Actress Constance Wu has alleged that she was sexually harassed by a senior producer of the 2015-20 ABC sitcom Fresh Off the Boat. In an interview, Wu talked about an incident she detailed in her memoir Making a Scene where a producer she only referred to by an initial showed ‘controlling behaviour’. “Fresh Off the Boat was my first-ever TV show. I was thrown into this world,” Wu told. “I don’t have parents in the industry. And because I was 30, people thought I knew what I was doing. It made me paranoid and embarrassed,” she added. Wu also revealed that during a sporting event in 2015, the producer touched her thigh. The Crazy Rich Asians actor also said there was another argument during the second season of Fresh Off the Boat over attending a film festival but by then, Wu felt empowered to cut ties with the producer in question. Wu said she had not opened up about this situation in the past due to fear of consequences. —IANS happily walk out. So, I have maintained a healthy distance from Bollywood. I have been offered songs for Bollywood films, but I say they can find a better vocalist. However, if they need my poetry or compositions, I am happy,” he says. On taking up a director or producer’s role someday, Sartaaj jokes how people around him believe he has a good eye for detail, but right now he is happy to perform, write, compose and sing. Sartaaj is also trying to complete a script, which he started years ago. He sure has his hands full! NEHA KAKKAR
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