01112022-LSTC-01.qxd 11/1/2022 12:45 AM Page 1 c m y b Martin Luther King Jr and his wife paid the hospital bill for Julia Roberts’ birth TRIBUNE Homecoming! Priyanka Chopra is finally coming home! Taking to her Instagram Stories, Priyanka shared her excitement as she got onboard a flight that brings her to India. TMS CHANDIGARH | TUESDAY | 1 NOVEMBER 2022 Dancing to the top Not true! Actor Daniel Radcliffe has done a lot of hard work during his days as the hero in the Harry Potter film franchise. Even though rumours pointed to him succeeding Hugh Jackman as the next Wolverine in the X-Men movie franchise, the English actor has debunked all those claims. Daniel Radcliffe trashes rumours that he’s the next Wolverine in X-Men films Friendly & fantastic Actress Julia Roberts says the late Martin Luther King Jr and his wife Coretta Scott King paid the hospital bill for her birth! Julia, 55, revealed they made the gesture as her parents couldn’t afford the fee, and said her mum and dad befriended the Kings while living in Atlanta, running a theatre school. “One day Coretta called my mother and asked if her kids could be part of the school because they were having a hard time finding a place that would accept The life that I them. My mom was like, have built with my ‘sure, come on over’, and husband and the life so they all just became that we’ve built with our friends, and they helped children, that’s the us out of a jam.” A Ku Klux Klan member best stuff. blew up a car outside the JULIA ROBERTS venue of one of Julia’s parents, Betty and Walter Roberts’, plays in 1965 in response to King Jr’s daughter Yolanda being cast in a role in which she kissed a white actor. Meanwhile, Julia celebrated her 55th birthday on October 28 by sharing a selfie on Instagram where she is seen sipping from a mug of coffee, surrounded by pink and gold balloons. She captioned the photo: “Feeling the love and magic on my 55th Birthday! My cup runneth over.” Roberts also paid tribute to her husband Danny Moder and life with their children, 17-yearold twins, Hazel and Phinnaeus, and son, Henry, 15: “The life that I have built with my husband and the life that we’ve built with our children, that’s the best stuff. To come home at the end of the day, triumphantly, to them.” —IANS (L-R): SAHAJ SINGH CHAHAL, BOSCO LESLIE MARTIS, JASON THAM AND MOKSHDA PHOTOS: RAVI KUMAR Mona S HIS TOP THREE HIT SONGS OME dreams take time to fulfil; for choreographer-turned-director Bosco Leslie Martis, the wait was 11 years. Eleven years to direct his first film Rocket Gang — a horror, dance, comedy and drama—that hits the screens on November 11. Bosco is a happy man although the journey to the director’s seat has been rather long, and full of challenges. In Chandigarh on a promotional tour, his energy is infectious. Choreographer-turned-director Bosco Leslie Martis is ready with his debut film Rocket Gang. In city, he shares how it has been a challenging yet exciting journey Calling Mumbai home, along with his partner Caesar Gonsalves, the choreographers have given as many as 700 songs! Starting with Rind Posh Maal in Mission Kashmir, they, from being background dancers for Farah Khan, went on to chart quite a journey for themselves. Chor Bazaari from Love Aaj Kal, Senorita from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Aunty Ji from Ek Hit formula Not just one, but three mega films, which broke all records on the box-office, will be releasing on OTT this month. The first in the line-up is Brahmastra. Directed by Ayan Mukerji, the movie stars Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy and Nagarjuna Akkineni. The action-adventure superhero film is heavily inspired by Indian history and mythology. If you haven’t seen the movie on silver screen yet, watch Brahmastra on Disney+ Hotstar on November 4. The second movie to premiere on the digital platform is Ponniyin Selvan: I (PS-1). The film is currently available on rent of Rs 199 on Prime Video and the users will be able to stream it for free from November 4 onwards. PS-I is available in four languages (Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada), except Hindi, at the moment. The Hindi PS-1 will be released on Prime ■ Senorita is very special for him as it got a National Award ■ Kala Chashma; the song is sensational. The video was by Quick Style, a bunch of cool dancers, who performed at a wedding and then it went viral. ■ Nachoge Toh Bachoge from Rocket Gang was the toughest so far. They shot when Mumbai was flooded but they stuck to the task. He hopes it becomes an anthem of life; whenever you are angry, lonely or depressed, this could be the mantra to keep calm. ON THE FAVOURITES’ LIST Choreographer: Farah Khan. I have been a background dancer for her; the way she goes about storytelling and the shooting is absolutely amazing. Director: Imtiaz Ali. The way he has showcased the emotion of love so well in Rockstar and Tamasha is quite incredible. Actor: Amitabh Bachchan; he is evergreen and brings so much energy to the screen each time. Main Aur Ekk Tu won them the National Award for Best Choreography in 2010, 2011 and 2013, respectively. The success of Kala Chashma has been resounding too! Great bonding Bosco stays humble, “Caesar and I still approach every song as our very first.” They met in school and the bond continued in their professional lives as well. “In school, we played football together. I believe, every child must play sports, it inculcates discipline and fighting spirit; it’s only when you learn to lose that you become a winner.” Bosco equally shares the credit with his team. “I have a fantastic team. In about 22 years, we have grown together,” he quips. After as many as 700 film and music videos, Bosco wanted to tell a story on a larger scale, and thus was born Rocket Gang. The film took four years to make, just as the shoot began, the world shut Brahmastra, Ponniyin Selvan: I and Kantara to hit OTT space “It’s purely a rumour; I say something and then occasionally I get bored of answering that way, so I say something different and that sets it off again. I should just never open my mouth,” he recently said in an interview. Being easily identifiable by a role is something Radcliffe knows can be difficult to shake off and that’s why he doesn’t ‘ever want to get locked into something that I am not sure I will be able to love the same amount the whole time’ In September this year, Jackman confirmed that he would be reprising his role as Wolverine in Deadpool 3, which is expected to release on November 8, 2024. — IANS down due to the pandemic. Bosco says, “It wasn’t easy by any means, but I am happy at how the film has turned out. It’s a horror, dance, comedy; but not gruesome or scary for the audience for sure. It’s a kid-centric, family entertainer. The film sends out social messages without being preachy,” he hints. Bosco also shares a special bond with actor Ranbir Kapoor and the latter duly appears in the film, and guess what...As an angel! Being choosy Anne Hathaway is ‘pickier’ about her roles now Actress Anne Hathaway has become ‘pickier’ when it comes to work since she had children. Mother to Jonathan, six, and two-yearold Jack with her husband Adam Shulman, the 39-yearold actress explains that any project she is asked to take on has to be good enough for her to justify spending time away from her children, as well as worthwhile for her audience. “The kids’ thing has made me a bit pickier because BRAHMASTRA Video towards November end. PS-1 is an adaptation of the five-part novel series c m y b of the same name by late author Kalki Krishnamurthy. The period drama is set during the reign of Chola Empire. Mass entertainer Kantara will also be releasing on OTT soon, however, its digital premier date has not been announced yet. Starring Rishab Shetty, Kantara has topped almost all the charts with its Kannada and Hindi versions. — TMS something has to be so excellent to spend time away from them because they’re so precious to me and they’re the most sacred part of my life by a long shot,” she said. “So, when I do accept something it puts greater pressure on me to make it worth the time I’ve spent away from them. I’ve always felt a responsibility for the audience who are going to see the project; I take it very seriously.”— IANS
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