26092022-LSTL-01.qxd 25-09-2022 22:50 Page 1 c m y b AJAY MOURNS DEMISE OF COCO Actor Ajay Devgn, on Sunday, mourned the demise of his pet Coco. Taking to Instagram, the Tanhaji actor wrote on his story, “I’m sad to have lost my pet Coco yesterday. RIP big fella. The family and I miss you deeply and for always.” The Golmaal actor shared a very close friendship with his pet. ANI TRIBUNE High point Life Julia Roberts was able to break the glass ceiling for A-list female movie stars only in 2000 when she commanded $20 million for the biographical legal drama Erin Brockovich. IANS LUDHIANA | MONDAY | 26 SEPTEMBER 2022 Road to happiness Rocky Singh, over the course of his journey with Highway On My Plate, may have gathered quite a bit of love handles, but that’s not diminishing his love for food PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL S OME of you might know Rocky Singh form his famous Highway On My Plate. A multi-tasker, he is busy garnering life’s experiences in myriad ways. Apart from being a confirmed food connoisseur, he is also an author, advanced scuba diver, an avid bird watcher, wildlife photographer, national-level hockey player, golfer and a corporate trainer. We catch the man on the move during his brief stopover at Chandigarh. Enjoying the success with HistoryTV18’s Road Trippin with RnM, he’s on the move again, albeit sans his partner of 15 years, Mayur Sharma, exploring Punjab. “Life had become busy, so I though let me visit Punjab and eat some sumptuous Punjabi food,” says Rocky. His connection with the city is pretty deep. “My first memory of Chandigarh is seeing the newsflash at The Tribune building after entering the city. I have my family here, and the moment I reach, food starts arriving. How else do Punjabis express their love?” He’s all excited about another season of Road Trippin. “It’s one unique show where we shoot a city a day–what to see, eat, shop for and the next morning, it’s another city!” In the times of overload of information and misinformation, Rocky’s attempt is to give correct information to his viewers. “People run for a massive golgappa. Now, you can get a picture clicked with it but is it even delicious to eat? With our Road Trippin, taste is guaranteed.” Ask him about his relationship with food, and he calls it ‘sacred’. Over the past 15 years he has gone from 74 kg to 128 kg but he’s not complaining. “I love food, I live for food, I am passionate about food and drink, all kind of drinks – I love lassis.” As special is his bond with Mayur Sharma. “Our dosti started in 1976. It’s a bond of 46 years and over the last 15 years, we have spent more with each other than with our family. We are friends, brothers, maar pitai bhi karte hain aur pyar se sath baith khar khana bhi khate hain. Some relationships define your life and this is one such relationship.” Ask Rocky to choose his favourite meal, and you can literally see him drooling. “It’s tudde kabab in Lucknow. Favourite state for food is Kerala for me. The beauty of it that one can get chicken, mutton, duck, pork and amazing preparations all in one small place. But if it has to be one single meal – it was at Varanasi, somewhere around Assi Ghat. It was Dev Deepawali. The entire Varanasi was bathed in the glow of diyas and we had 56 bhog. Not just we ate all 56 dishes but asked for second helpings as well. There is something about food when it comes mixed with devotion. It tastes divine!” While Mayur has taken some time off due to personal reasons, Rocky is carrying the momentous journey. “India is so amazing that one needs at least three or four births just to enjoy our country! People pay money to have these experiences. I am lucky to have enjoyed such beautiful places over the years,” he says. MAKE MOST OF YOUR TRAVEL ■ In India, anything can happen in the rainy season. Be always careful of communication. Always inform your closed ones where you are. ■ Always keep water with you, and if you are a foodie like me, some snacks too. ■ Soap, mask, sanitizer are the new musthaves now. ■ If possible, sit in an open space. When in enclosed spaces, keep mask on. A rocking affair The Global Citizen Festival 2022 was held at Central Park in New York City on September 24. The event saw performances from Jonas Brothers, Usher, Metallica, SZA, Charlie Puth, Mariah Carey, Tems and more. Nick Jonas performed on stage and Priyanka Chopra hosted the event. The global star kept the energy bustling as she spoke to the crowd from the stage. The couple’s stylish look and chemistry made them the highlight of the day. Nick was dressed in a red jumpsuit, while Priyanka opted for a tie-dye pant suit with a white t-shirt that had the Global Citizen logo. Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu also attended the star-studded festival and met her ‘biggest inspiration’ Priyanka Chopra. On Sunday, Harnaaz Sandhu shared a picture featuring her and Priyanka on Instagram. She captioned her post saying, “I couldn’t have asked for us to meet in any other way. Thanks, @priyankachopra for your kindness at @glblctzn…you killed it.” Harnaaz wore a black top and flared denim jeans with a printed notch lapel jacket for the event. ■ Take your utensils along, ■ Always have cash. Credit cards don’t work everywhere. I always carry my plate. ■ Sleep well at night. Without proper sleep, travelling can we very tricky. ■ To Global Citizen Festival is back with a bang spot the best dhaba, just see which one has maximum crowd and fleet of trucks on the side, that’s where you will garma garam tazee dal, fresh kata pyaz and sliced tamatar jiska swad hi kuch aur hai! Nick Jonas PHOTO: TWITTER RCLARK98 Mona WEBSOLUTE FUN A life well lived Oscar-winner Louise Fletcher passed away at the age of 88 at her home in France. Fletcher, who won the best actress Oscar for her unforgettable performance as Nurse Ratched in Milos Forman’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, passed away at her place on Friday. Oscar-winning star Louise Fletcher passes away at 88 Fletcher was born on July 22, 1934, in Birmingham, Alabama, to deaf parents; one of Oscar’s most memorable moments was when she accepted her Academy Award using sign language. Fletcher became just the third woman to receive an Oscar, a BAFTA, and a Golden Globe for the same performance. Stars mourned her demise. Actor Roger Clark tweeted, “Louise Fletcher’s Nurse Ratched is one of the best villains of cinema. RIP Robin Strasser .” posted, “#LouiseFletcher a role model of intense simplicity and Grace! A life well lived-her artistry forever enshrined by her body of work...” — ANI September 26: Unholy Matrimony: Black Widow Murders on hayu It unveils stories of women who turn society’s assumptions about the “fairer sex” upside down, spinning webs of deceit to capture their unsuspecting victims. Whether it’s a career con artist, serial divorcee or homemaker leading a secret double life, the women sometimes take control in the most violent way imaginable. They don’t stop until investigators finally bring them to justice. September 30: Plan A Plan B on Netflix What happens when a woman, who is a match-maker, falls for a man who handles divorces? Can the opposites attract? Netflix brings a fun-filled ride with Riteish Deshmukh and Tamannaah Bhatia with a direct-todigital romantic comedy Plan A Plan B. With marriages, divorces, swipe rights and everything in-between, this rom-com is here to give you all the feels. September 30: Hocus Pocus 2 on Disney+ Hotstar The movie reunites Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy. The liveaction, long awaited sequel to the perennial Halloween classic, brings back the delightfully wicked Sanderson sisters for more mayhem. It’s been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame candle and resurrected the 17th-century sisters, and they are looking for revenge. Now, it is up to three high-school students to stop the ravenous witches from wreaking a new kind of havoc on Salem before All Hallow’s Eve. FWICE expresses concern over Oscar selection by FFI Jury Members of the Federation of Western India Cine Employees expressed their concern over the selection of India’s entry for Oscars 2023. Ashoke Pandit, BN Tiwari, Ashok Dubey and Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan a joint statement said, “We at FWICE have observed that this year’s nomination of the film Chhello Show as India’s Official Entry to the 95th Oscar Award is not as per the usual norms and has therefore created doubts Priyanka Chopra (third from left) and Harnaaz Sandhu (extreme right) Alec Baldwin welcomes seventh child men, seven-year-old son Rafael, five-year-old son Leonardo, four-year-old son Romeo, one-year-old son Eduardo and a one-year-old daughter named Lucia, who was born via surrogate. Baldwin also has a 26year-old daughter named Ireland who is from his past marriage to Kim Basinger — which lasted from 1993 until 2002. Now Alec and Hilaria have another mouth Rom-com, horror and more… This week on the web features a direct-to-OTT film premiere along with an international show ‘Is it even an Indian film?’ Chhello Show and issues, which we thought of raising. We strongly feel that the selection process was not thoroughly followed.” The state- Making the right noise As he battles on the legal front with regard to the Rust fatal shooting incident last year, Hollywood star Alec Baldwin welcomed a baby daughter with his wife Hilaria. This is their seventh child together. The 64year-old actor has been married to 38-year-old yoga enthusiast Hilaria since 2012 and together they already have an eight-yearold daughter named Car- Enjoy the mayhem to feed with the arrival of their newest daughter — who they have named Ilaria Catalina Irena. Taking to Instagram, Hilaria shared a video of her baby daughter in hospital. She wrote a caption alongside the video which stated: “She’s here! We are so excited to introduce you to our tiny dream come true. Both she and I are happy and healthy.” —IANS c m y b Aniruddha Roy Chowdhurydirected investigative drama thriller LOST had been officially selected as the opening night premiere film at the Chicago SouthAsian Film Festival and it came as a cherished moment for the director. There was heartwarming response for the film. The cast of the film includes Yami Gautam as the spirited crime reporter. When asked about her take on the response received by the film at the festival, Yami said, “The reaction of the audience at the premiere was really elating. I have loved playing the role.” ment further read, “The official selection of an Indian film means produced by Indian companies. This year’s selection of Chhello Show seems questionable. This film is primarily produced by foreign studios and most of the crew is also from foreign countries. Its major producers, Orange Studios, are of foreign origin. This film has been on their site for few years. It’s only recently some Indian companies made a deal for this film for its Indian release. Does that qualify it to be an Indian film? The film premiered in June 2021. How does it qualify for 2022 films?” —TMS Aishwarya Rai Bachchan gets candid at PS-1 promotional event The Aaradhya connect Director Mani Ratnam’s magnum-opus PS-1 is all set to release on September 30. The makers of the film held a press meet in Mumbai on Saturday evening. The star-studded event was attended by Mani Ratnam, AR Rahman, Chiyaan Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jayam Ravi, Karthi and Trisha. The cast along with the mak- ers shared their enthralling experience and hard work that went into the making of the film. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan revealed daughter Aaradhya Bachchan’s experience on the sets of the movie. Calling it her daughter’s “cherished memory”, she said that Aaradhya was mesmerised when Mani Ratnam gave her an opportunity to say, “action”. —TMS
The Tribune, now published from Chandigarh, started publication on February 2, 1881, in Lahore (now in Pakistan). It was started by Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, a public-spirited philanthropist, and is run by a trust comprising four eminent persons as trustees.
The Tribune, the largest selling daily in North India, publishes news and views without any bias or prejudice of any kind. Restraint and moderation, rather than agitational language and partisanship, are the hallmarks of the paper. It is an independent newspaper in the real sense of the term.
The English edition apart, the 133-year-old Tribune has two sister publications, Punjabi Tribune (in Punjabi) and Dainik Tribune (in Hindi).