06102022-LSTC-01.qxd 10/5/2022 11:21 PM Page 1 c m y b SRK, THE GOOD HOST On the show Unfiltered By Samdish, actor Riteish Deshmukh said the best thing about parties at Shah Rukh Khan’s home Mannat was that the host, SRK, after the party, drops everyone to the car and even opens the door. TMS TRIBUNE On board Life Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff-starrer Bade Miyan Chote Miyan was announced few weeks ago. Now, Janhvi Kapoor has joined the cast of the film. TMS CHANDIGARH | THURSDAY | 6 OCTOBER 2022 ‘I have a journalist inside me’ PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL Sheetal W ELL-known director Madhur Bhandarkar was in Chandigarh for a panel discussion during a week-long film festival held at Tagore Theatre. But the director’s connection with the city goes back to 2007, when he first visited the City Beautiful. Bhandarkar shares, “I love the city, especially in winter. My latest film Babli Bouncer was shot in a village near Mohali around February this year. I clearly remember how we held Babli Bouncer’s mahurat puja on Valentine’s Day. I have lots of friend in the city and usually come here twice a year. Food here is great and you can’t go back without gaining a few kilos. I am a shopaholic, so the hotspot during my stay here was a mall in Zirakpur. The positivity that you feel in the city can only be paralleled by your time in Europe.” In Chandigarh, renowned director Madhur Bhandarkar says OTT films are on par with theatrical releases A STILL FROM BABLI BOUNCER OTT route After the appreciation that followed Babli Bouncer’s release, one wonders why it was not released in theatres. “From the outset, it was meant for OTT and also marked my digital debut. Disney+Hotstar and producer, Junglee Pictures, made sure we made a mega-scale original film. These days, if you observe every film or series that is being released on OTT, there is no compromise with the budget. OTT films are on par with the theatrical releases and that’s because the medium has come on par with the cinema experience itself,” explains Bhandarkar. While Babli Bouncer is Bhandarkar’s 14th film, he promises never do a remake or an adaptation. “I have a journalist inside me, who likes to research on new topics. It has been the same procedure over the years, which comprises six months of research and writing, then six months of filmmaking.” The director is often referred to as ‘Celluloid Ka Journalist’! Bhandarkar has no inner circle of favourite actors to cast in his films and has worked with diverse number of actors. “Mere sab ke saath madhur sabandh hain or main har actor ke saath dobara kaam karna chahunga. I try to work with new people each time, as it helps me in exploring more.” he beams. Awards & accolades Except for his debut film Trishakti, and three other films — Aan: Men at Work, Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji and Jail — Bhandarkar is one director who makes femalecentric films. He has won four National Awards for those films, including Chandni Bar, Page 3, Traffic Signal and Fashion. On September 30, Bhandarkar accepted another National Award for Best Bengali Film, Avijatrik, with director Subharjit Mitra, at the 68th National Awards. Bhandarkar is not a bigtime advocate of workshops, as he believes many impromptu changes happen in the script while shooting. The rise of digital platforms and the opportunities these have brought along has excited Bhandarkar. This is why his upcoming film, India Lockdown will also be released on OTT although the platform is yet to be decided. The film stars Prateik Babbar, Shweta Basu Prasad, Aahana Kumra, Prakash Belawadi, Sai Tamhankar and Kavita Amarjeet. Showcasing Dasehra Angelina-Brad battle gets dirty… Bollywood has showcased the beauty of different festivals over the years. Here are some films that have showcased Dasehra in a grand manner. Angelina Jolie has filed a countersuit against Brad Pitt in the midst of their legal battle over ‘Chateau Miraval’, a French winery the former couple purchased more than 10 years ago. In the countersuit, Jolie’s legal team provides fresh information regarding an alleged altercation between Pitt, Jolie, and their children aboard a plane in September 2016. Jolie sold her share of Chateau Miraval without telling him, and Pitt then sued her, claiming she had violated his ‘contractual rights’. In the countersuit, Jolie’s attorneys asserted that negotiations with Grand narrative: SWADES Helmed by Ashutosh Gowariker, Swadesh stars Shah Rukh Khan in the lead role. The film features the Dasehra narrative in the song Pal Pal Hai Bhaari. Sci-fi twist: RA.ONE Pitt’s team about selling her stake in the business came to an end when Pitt insisted she signed ‘a nondisclosure agreement that would have contractually prohibited her from speaking outside of court about Pitt’s physical and emotional abuse of her and their children’. The countersuit claimed that during the 2016 confrontation, “Pitt choked one of the children and struck another in the face’ and ‘grabbed Jolie by the head and shook her’. According to Jolie’s attorney, Pitt accused her of being ‘too deferential’ to their children, which sparked the argument. The two began to argue in the airplane’s restroom. “Pitt grabbed Jolie by the head and shook her, and then grabbed her shoulders and shook her again before pushing her into the bathroom wall,” the countersuit read. “Pitt then punched the ceiling of the plane numerous times, prompting Jolie to leave the bathroom.” The countersuit claimed that after one of their children defended Jolie, Pitt made an attempt to physically assault the child. “When one of the children verbally defended Jolie, Pitt lunged at his own child and Jolie grabbed him from Angelina Jolie files countersuit against Brad Pitt Celebration in B-town Ali Fazal and Richa Chadha legally married since 2020 After celebrating their wedding in Delhi and Lucknow, Ali Fazal and Richa Chadha threw a wedding reception for their Bollywood friends on Tuesday night (October 4) in Mumbai. It was a star-studded affair. For the occasion, while Richa wore a maximalist saree lehenga, Ali complemented her in a structured long coat, pants and shirt set. Vicky Kaushal, Hrithik Roshan, Tabu, Manoj Bajpayee, Taapsee Pannu, Ashutosh Rana, Dia Mirza, Swara Bhasker, Pratik Gandhi, Kiran Rao, Huma Shah Rukh Khan’s Ra. One did not perform well at the box-office. but left the audience a messageabout how good triumphs over evil. Breathtaking scenes KALANK Qureshi, Sanya Malhotra and many others graced the event. The Fukrey gang Pulkit Samrat, Varun Sharma and Manjot Singh were also seen at the bash. Meanwhile, the couple’s spokesperson revealed that they have been married for two-and-a- half years now. In a statement, the couple’s spokesperson said, “This is to clarify that Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal have been legally married for twoand-a- half years when they registered their wedding. Currently, they are celebrating their union with friends and family.” — TMS In Kalank, the sequence where Alia and Varun meet for the first time, had a beautiful background sequence of a burning Ravan. Song sequence BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN MANJOT SINGH HRITHIK ROSHAN AND SABA AZAD Salman and Kareena Kapoor Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan found the Dasehra narrative in the Tu Chayiye song. — ANI VARUN SHARMA MANOJ BAJPAYEE AND TAAPSEE PANNU TABU c m y b VICKY KAUSHAL behind to stop him,” the countersuit stated. “To get Jolie off his back, Pitt threw himself backwards into the airplane’s seats injuring Jolie’s back and elbow. The children rushed in and all bravely tried to protect each other. Before it was over, Pitt choked one of the children and struck another in the face. Some of the children pleaded with Pitt to stop. They were all frightened. Many were crying.” Jolie then ‘arranged for separate transportation at the airport’ to bring her and the children to a hotel without Pitt, the suit continued. — ANI AAYUSH SHARMA Third film for Aayush On Dasehra, Aayush Sharma shared a glimpse of his upcoming film. The yet untitled project #AS03 marks his third film in Bollywood. Offering an insight into the fierce, raw and rustic world of the jungle, AS03 signifies that good wins over evil, with subtle references to the great epic Ramayana. — TMS CHRIS MARTIN Coldplay postpones shows Coldplay’s eight-show stint in Brazil has been interrupted owing to Chris Martin’s ‘serious lung infection’. Coldplay announced the same on Twitter: “With deep regret, we’ve been forced to postpone our upcoming shows in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo until early 2023. Due to a serious lung infection, Chris has been put under strict doctor’s orders to rest for the next three weeks.” — ANI
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