28092022-LSTC-01.qxd 9/28/2022 12:32 AM Page 1 c m y b ‘BARRIERS HAVE GONE DOWN’ Amid the ongoing North vs South cinema debate, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan recently expressed her views. “I think we need to break away from perceiving typical way of looking at artistes and cinema. It’s such a great time right now, where all these barriers have gone down,” Aishwarya said at an event in Delhi. ANI Honour for the Hit Girl! TRIBUNE Life Sonu Sood, who will next be seen in the movie, Fateh, has enlisted services from one of India’s finest ethical hacking firms EC Council to do research for the project. CHANDIGARH | WEDNESDAY | 28 SEPTEMBER 2022 It’s a win-win situation PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI Sheetal THAT EVEN ❝ I AM PLEASEDOF INDIA ARE TWO-TIER CITIES Veteran star Asha Parekh to be conferred with Dada Saheb Phalke award Veteran actor Asha Parekh will be honoured with the Dada Saheb Phalke award for 2020, the highest recognition in the field of Indian cinema, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur said on Tuesday. Parekh, 79, will be presented with the award during the 68th National Film Awards ceremony, to be held on Friday. The five-member Dada Saheb Phalke Award committee comprising Asha Bhosle, Hema Malini, Poonam Dhillon, Udit Narayan and TS Nagabharana decided on Parekh’s name for the honour, Thakur told reporters in his constituency Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh. “They decided in the meeting that this time Asha Parekh ji will be honoured with the Dada Saheb Phalke Award, which will be presented during the National Film Awards ceremony. It is a matter of pride for the ministry to announce this prestigious award for the veteran actress,” the minister said. Known for starring in over 95 films that include Dil Deke Dekho, Kati Patang, Teesri Manzil, Baharon Ke Sapne, Pyar Ka Mausam and Caravan, she is considered one of the most influential actresses of all time in Hindi cinema. She started her career as a child artiste with the 1952 film Aasmaan and went on to star in Bimal Roy’s Baap Beti two years later. Parekh made her debut as a leading lady in Nasir Hussain’s 1959 movie Dil Deke Dekho, in which she starred opposite Shammi Kapoor. Also a director and producer, Parekh had helmed the acclaimed TV drama Kora Kagaz in the late 1990s. The screen legend also served as the first female chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) from 1998-2001. She came out with her autobiography, The Hit Girl, co-written by film critic Khalid Mohamed, in 2017. She was also honoured with the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award of the country, in 1992. —PTI Work ethics NOW HOSTING FILM FESTIVALS. IT WILL INTRODUCE US TO DIVERSE IDEAS, STORIES AND FOLKLORE OF THE REGION AND ALSO INSPIRE LOCAL ARTISTES AND FILMMAKERS.❞ Rahul Mittra FILLED THE EMPTY SPACE BETWEEN CINEMA AND THE ❝ OTT HASWHILE THE SHOOTING STYLE IS CLOSER TO CINEMA, IT AUDIENCE. HAS INITIATED SOMETHING EDGY & NON-JUDGMENTAL IN A LONG FORMAT. AND THE TALK ABOUT WHETHER INCLUSIVITY, NUDITY OR VIOLENCE IS FORCED INTO THE NARRATION, MICHELANGELO’S WORK ALSO HAD IT. IT’S ABOUT THE INTENTION.❞ Saurabh Shukla I T’s not every day that we find two successful Bollywood personalities under one roof in Tricity, unless it’s a film promotion. So, to find actor Saurabh Shukla and filmmaker-producer Rahul Mittra together for a leisurely chat was too good an opportunity to miss! In Chandigarh for the fourth edition of Indus Valley International Film Festival, they also found time to teach a thing or two to the budding artistes who aspire to join the industry. “I don’t teach, I just talk,” says Shukla, who thinks he has much to take back from his masterclass/workshop as do the students. “For a session to be successful, an exchange of ideas is a must. I am happy to take back some lessons from the interactions. You give some and you take some, and that’s what motivates us to be a part of such festivals,” adds the Satya actor. On the Oscar entry from India which was the case in 1998 when Jeans was chosen over his film Satya and this year Chhello Show over RRR or The Kashmir Files, Shukla refuses to be drawn into the debate. He says, “I am an actor and I am unaffected by what my film earns in the name of rewards or awards.” Mittra too refuses to comment as he has not watched all the films in question. From a journalist to brand expert to marketing profes- In Chandigarh for Indus Valley International Film Festival, actor Saurabh Shukla and filmmaker Rahul Mittra tell us how interactive sessions with youngsters rejuvenate them sional to producer and then director, Rahul Mittra ultimately found his true calling in the film industry. Apart from that, “It’s sessions like these, which help me stay fresh in the game of producing. It’s my third festival in three months. Last month, I led a delegation to Norway for Bollywood Festival Norway. Before that in August, I was part of Namaste Vietnam Festival 2022. After Chandigarh, I will be heading to Srinagar Literary Festival. I often say I am just a call away for any discussion, festival or event as long as it is related to films. Though my father had no interest in movies, he used to take us, me and my elder brothers, to watch movies. And among us, only I was besotted.” After acting in Torbaaz, a movie which he produced, Mittra is polishing his acting skills. He is a part of two upcoming projects as actor. He will be playing a politician in Randeep Hooda’s upcoming series. He also played an antagonist in a biopic based on Jaswant Singh Khalra. Shukla too has completed a web series, Pop Kaun, by Farhad Samji. The second season of his series Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein will also release soon. In the meantime, he is enjoying the success of his recent thriller Dahan: Raakan Ka Rahasya. Hrithik Roshan to play Dev in Brahmastra 2? Hrithik Roshan has been making headlines ever since his name cropped up as one of the potential actors to essay the role of Dev in Brahmastra Part 2. Now, Hrithik dropped a hint about being a part of Brahmastra 2 and also Ramayan. When asked if he is a part of the two films, Hrithik said, “After Vikram Vedha, I will resume Fighter and then there is potential for the other films you mentioned.”—TMS Chandigarh connection For Rahul Mittra, coming to City Beautiful is a nostalgic affair for he spent the first 16 years of his life here. Mittra has visited Sector 7 driving around House no 27 where he used to live with his late bureaucrat father MP Mittra. “I often used to spot Milkha Singh running on the side tracks. We would exchange pleasantries. I would love to visit Sector 17 before going back.” It’s Shukla’s second visit to the city for a film festival. Earlier, he attended the Chandigarh University Music and Film Festival. He says, “You will find me at Sports Complex, Sector 23 whenever I am not shooting. When we were shooting for Babli Bouncer here, I played with almost every table tennis player from tricity.” Creating history Team Adipurush Aditya Chopra’s Broadwaybound musical Come Fall In Love has 30 cast members out of which 17 are SouthAsians or Indian-Americans. Here’s how Come Fall In Love is making news Adipurush teaser to be launched on October 2 By the river of Sarayu Filmmaker Om Raut is gearing up for his next film, titled Adipurush. It stars Prabhas, Kriti Sanon, Saif Ali Khan and Sunny Singh. After a long wait, the muchanticipated teaser and poster of the film are set to be unveiled on October 2 on the bank of Sarayu in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. The singer reacts to Neha Kakkar, Falguni Pathak row The grand event will be attended by Prabhas and Kriti Sanon along with director Om Raut and producer Bhushan Kumar. The film is based on the epic Ramayana. Adipurush is said to be a visual extravaganza slated to release on January 12 in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. Sona bashes remix trend Neha Kakkar recently dropped her new song, titled O Sajna, which is a remake of Falguni Pathak’s hit track Maine Payal Khankayi. The song received a backlash from netizens and Falguni Pathak also slammed the makers. Now, singer Sona Mohapatra has reacted. She posted a series of tweets bashing Bollywood’s remix trend. She wrote, “I can only hope that the music labels Bollywood film producers killing the creative communi- ty and creators by commissioning short-cuts—remakes, remixes, take note of the public backlash on the recent #FalguniPathak hit…” Sona added, “The constant showcasing of a lack of courage to back new compositions, songwriters, disrespecting creators and writers, has destroyed the fabric of what made #Bollywood music culturally relevant. The horror of the Sri Lankan Manike Mage remade...Pukeworthy for me.” c m y b Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal to have their Mumbai reception inside a 176-year-old mill Signature style Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal are all set to leave for Delhi this week where their wedding celebrations will kick off. Keeping up with their personalities, the duo will throw a reception in Mumbai at the iconic The Great Eastern Home, which is contemporary furniture store inside a 176-year-old mill and now an event space. The space has hosted a variety of weddings, parties, fashion shows, festivals etc. And, now Richa and Ali’s wedding planners have planned to turn this beautifully kitschy choice of space of theirs into a fun wedding party venue. The space is expected to be turned into a pretty lavish experiential space. So, for actors like Amita Batra, Neha Dharmapuram, Rohit Gijare, Irvine Iqbal, Usman Ali Ishaq and others, this is nothing short of being a part of history. Irvine Iqbal, who plays Simran’s father, the turbaned Baldev on stage, says, “It’s increasingly clear that audiences are becoming more diverse and expect to see themselves reflected on our stages.”
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