31102022-LSTC-01.qxd 30-10-2022 22:24 Page 1 c m y b ‘THEY TOLD ME I WAS CLOSE’ The Man of Steel star Henry Cavill was in the race to play the legendary spy, James Bond. Henry got through to the final audition stage with just him and Daniel Craig in the running to play 007 but Henry eventually lost the race.”IANS TRIBUNE Ganging up Life WEBSOLUTE FUN The crown goes to… A stellar batch of new content is hitting OTT post the festive season. So, mark your calendar and enjoy these exhilarating titles November 2: Enola Holmes 2 on Netflix After solving her first case, Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown) follows in the footsteps of her famous brother, Sherlock (Henry Cavill), and opens her own agency — only to find that life as a female detective-forhire isn’t as easy as it seems. Enola gets her first official job, to find her missing sister. But this case proves to be far more puzzling than expected. November 2: Below Deck Adventure on Hayu This brand-new Below Deck spin-off takes viewers beyond the deck and off the yacht as passengers paraglide, explore caves and take extreme helicopter rides along the Norwegian Fjords. The series features thrill-seeking guests looking to push their limits for an unforgettable experience along the picturesque landscapes rich in Vikings history. November 4: The Crown Season 5 on Netflix With the new decade in its stride, the royal family members are presented with possibly their biggest challenge to date; as the public openly question their role in 90s Britain. This turbulent decade for the royal family has been well documented and interpreted by journalists, biographers and historians. The new season will see Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II, Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana and others. CHANDIGARH | MONDAY | 31 OCTOBER 2022 ‘He could speak for hours on art and history ’ Mona Renowned art historian D C Bhattacharyya breathed his last on Saturday. A specialist in Indian iconography, he is recognised as an authority on Buddhist iconography. Bhattacharyya served Panjab University for 35 years. He was a founder member of the Department of Fine Arts and was chairperson of the department for more than 12 years. He served various important assignments of the Government of India and of the Chandigarh Administration. He was also the chairman of Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akade- mi for seven years. Bhattacharyya authored 15 books, including Tantric Buddhist Iconographic Sources (1974), Iconology of Composite Images (1980) and Pratimalaksana of Visnudharmottara (1991). He contributed articles in the thematic exhibitions held under the aegis of the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh on diverse subjects, including epigraphy and numismatics. He also published more than 100 research papers in various national and international journals. Bhattacharyya was awarded the John D. Rockefeller Foun- SEPT 2, 1939 - OCT 29, 2022 dation Research Fellowship for visiting various famous museums associated with Buddhist art collections. In this connection, he travelled extensively in the USA, UK, Thailand and Nepal. In view of the substantive contributions Artists and art lovers mourn the death of Prof DC Bhattacharyya, who was considered an authority on Buddhist iconography that Bhattacharyya made in the field of academics and research in art history, he was awarded by the Asiatic Society with the Life Time Achievement Award in Teaching and Research in 2008. A pall of gloom descended among art lovers after his demise. Bheem Malhotra, chairperson of Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi, recalls, "He was a founder member of the Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi. He encouraged artistes and his command over his subject was superb. He could speak for hours on art and history. The loss to the world of academia and art history is immense." Jagtej Grewal, chairperson, Department of Art History & Visual Arts, says, "As Dr Bhattachryya's former student, I fondly remember his engaging teaching style, in-depth knowledge and the willing- ness to share his insights." Artist Diwan Manna, currently president of the Punjab Lalit Kala Academi, says, "Dr Bhattacharyya was an ancient Indian art history expert and along with Prof BN Goswamy, he set up the Department of Fine Arts, which is known for quality education. His passing away is a big loss. I met him several times in the past few years. Though he retired many years ago, he was mentally alert and inquisitive and always willing to contribute." Bhattacharyya is survived by his wife Neelima Bhattacharyya and son Prof Tirthankar Bhattacharya. Marrying mass with class Mona Writer-producer Shailja Kejriwal’s endeavour to showcase stories from across the border and also provide a digital platform to plays has been received well My interest in literature made me explore some shows and it’s so wonderful to see that their stories are our stories. November 4: Minx on Lionsgate Play For the lovers of some meaningful drama with a touch of comedy, Minx, created by Ellen Rapoport and starring Ophelia Lovibond, Jake Johnson, and Michael Angarano, is set in the 1970s when a young feminist from Los Angeles joins forces with a low-rent publisher to create the first women’s erotic magazine. Through this unlikely alliance, the characters discover how meaningful relationships blossom in the oddest places. Ranbir Kapoor has been roped in to appear in a special dance number for the upcoming film Rocket Gang, the directorial debut of choreographer turned director Bosco Leslie Martis. IANS C ONTENT must move beyond entertainment, believes writer-producer Shailja Kejriwal. She is the woman behind two very interesting projects – Zindagi and Zee Theatre. As Zindagi, which brings stories from across the border, enlists its fifth platform, Shailja opens up on her love for stories, zeal to push the envelope and continue to be a game changer! All of that, but first the beginning. Calling Kolkata home, a student of comparative literature, Shailja was all set to be a teacher when on a Christmas holiday to Mumbai, on the insistence of her friends, she thought of writing for the entertainment industry. She landed a job of a commissioning agent for a channel, and 22 years on, she’s busy doing what she loves. Zindagi and the theatre initiative is her way to give back to the industry that has been kind to her. “It’s been 75 years of our Independence, also 75 years of when a line was drawn, making us split into two,” says Shailja. “I was bothered by the news channels and the discourse they propagate. Masses don’t have the access to know what’s on the side of the border. My interest in literature made me explore some stories and shows and it’s so wonderful to see that their stories are our stories, their love feels like ours, and there is so much apanapan,” she adds. Given the volatile equation the two countries share, Shailja knew that it would be two steps forward and half-astep backward kind of a journey. “We knew this wasn’t just another channel, it would have a different roadmap and we were willing to invest our time for that long.” Shailja is happy at the response she has got, and strangely enough in the times of cancel culture, she has not even been trolled. “I am baffled that the feedback is all positive. We started with one and today we are on five platforms—Tata Play, Dish TV D2H, Airtel, and ZEE5. To make theatre mainstream was Shailja’s desire. “Cinema has replaced plays. Many towns today boast of a cinema or two but no place to stage plays. Add to it, today viewers expect entertainment to come home and I promised that I would bring it to them,” says Shailja. An endeavour that has only left her pleasantly surprised. “My intent was to preserve theatre and its forms – Bhavai, Theyyam, Therukoothu and Yakshagana. To find so many takers has been an amazing experience,” says Shailja. Anything that bothers her, she isn’t the one to watch from side lanes. Her aversion to deep-rooted corruption made her write and produce the film, Madaari, which was led by Irrfan Khan. She worked with Irrfan again in Qarib Qarib Singlle. ‘This too shall pass’ Samantha Ruth Prabhu is suffering from myositis Samantha Ruth Prabhu took to her social media on Saturday and revealed that she is suffering from myositis. It is an autoimmune disorder that affects the muscles and joints of the body. The actress shared a picture from hospital bed on Instagram and wrote, “The doctors are confident that I will make a complete recovery very soon. This too shall pass.” Bollywood’s Gen-X dress up as their favourite onscreen characters as they step out for a Halloween bash Aryan Khan November 4: My Policeman on Prime Video A romantic period drama set in 1957 Britain. The film shows the love triangle of a gay policeman, Tom (Harry Styles), a teacher Marion (Emma Corrin), and a museum curator Patrick (David Dawson). Tom marries Marion while he is still in love with Patrick, leading them on an emotional journey. While the hide-and-seek game results in longing and regret, years later in 1990, the trio has one last chance to repair their past mistakes as they reunite under dire circumstances. If looks could kill... Sidharth & Kiara to marry in December? Rumours of Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani’s relationship have been doing the rounds. Now, the buzz is that the two are set to tie the knot this December. A source says, “Sidharth and Kiara have locked a date this December for their nuptials. Though neither side is open to talking about the wedding, both have stated prepping for it. As of now, both Sidharth and Kiara are keeping a lid on things, but it is expected that there will be a reception in Mumbai.”—TMS Shanaya Kapoor Janhvi Kapoor Bollywood’s Gen-X assembled in Mumbai on Saturday night (October 29) for Orhan Awatramani’s Halloween bash. Star kids, including Sara Ali Khan, Ananya Panday, Janhvi Kapoor, Ahan Shetty, Aryan Khan, Shanaya Kapoor, Navya Naveli Nanda and others, came together to celebrate Halloween. All of them were decked up as an onscreen character or one from the books for the bash. Ananya Panday took inspiration from Kareena Kapoor Khan’s character Poo of Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. She was in a short pink top and a mini skirt. Aryan Khan was spotted with kohl eyes, while Navya Naveli Nanda was seen in a Jasmineinspired costume and Shanaya decked up like the frog princess. On the other hand, Sara Ali Khan was also spotted in a studded top and a black mini skirt with black boots. Meanwhile, Ahan Shetty, who made his Bollywood debut with Tadap, was seen in an armed look. Sara Ali Khan c m y b Ananya Panday Navya Naveli Nanda
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