22112022-LSTL-01.qxd 11/21/2022 10:51 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Taylor Swift wins all six trophies she was contending for at the American Music Awards She’s back! Years after her last Bollywood outing, Baby, where she played the role of Akshay Kumar’s wife, Madhurima Tuli is all set to return to the big screen with her upcoming release Tehran. TMS LUDHIANA | TUESDAY | 22 NOVEMBER 2022 Takeappsolutecare PHOTOS: ISTOCK Mona F Song of success Superstar singer and songwriter Taylor Swift won all six trophies she was contending for on Sunday at the American Music Awards, including the night’s top prize: Artist of the Year. The new AMA accolades lifted Swift’s lifetime total to 40, breaking her own record for most wins at the world’s largest fan-voted awards ceremony. The Anti-Hero singer, wearing a sparkling gold jumpsuit, said fan support in recent years had encouraged her to write more music, which made her happier. “I have the fans to thank essentially for my happiness,” Swift said to a cheering crowd at the ceremony in Los Angeles. “I cannot express how unbelievable it is to me that I still do this and that you still care,” she added. The 32-year-old released four original albums and two re-recordings in the past three years, more than her entire output of the previous decade. Songs from her most recent album, Midnights, took all top 10 spots on the Billboard singles chart after its October debut. In her multiple acceptance speeches on Sunday, Swift did not mention the glitches that disrupted Ticketmaster’s sales for her upcoming tour last week, prompting the I HAVE THE FANS TO THANK company to apologise to her late on Friday. ESSENTIALLY FOR MY ❝ TOP SLOT HAPPINESS... I CANNOT EXPRESS HOW UNBELIEVABLE IT IS THAT YOU STILL CARE. Other honours for Swift included favourite pop TAYLOR SWIFT album, country album and video for her re-recording of 2012 record Red. The singer has been remaking albums from her past because of a dispute with her former record label. For Artist of the Year, Swift triumphed over formidable names including Beyonce, Harry Styles, The Weeknd, Drake, Adele and Bad Bunny, who had gone into the night with a leading eight nominations. The Puerto Rican rapper and singer received two awards, for favourite male Latin artist and favourite Latin album for Un Verano Sin Ti. — REUTERS ROM work to social life to shopping to dating, in today’s day, everything is online and almost inescapable. Dating apps are also a given, but the recent Shraddha Walker murder case has raised questions about their safety parameters. Aftab Poonawalla and Shraddha met via the dating app Bumble, which led to a live-in relationship that reportedly resulted in brutal murder. The 28-year-old Aftab has been arrested for allegedly murdering Shraddha, chopping her body into 35 pieces and dumping them at different places in the national capital. Bumble issued a statement offering condolence to family: “Everyone at Bumble is devastated to hear about this unspeakable crime, and our hearts are The gruesome Shraddha Walker murder case has put the spotlight on dating apps. Are these to be blamed and, more importantly, why is the world moving on to apps? Youngsters from the region share their take with Shraddha Walker’s family and loved ones. We will continue to follow closely and remain available to law enforcement should they request our support.” APPS OVER REAL LIFE Why is the world moving on to apps over real life? “Where else do you meet people?” asks author-screenwriter Sumrit Shahi. “Once out of college, you don’t want to date people from work and there is no time to meet new people,” says the guy who has been on Bumble and Hinge. For language trainer Vishal, it’s the lure of the unknown. “Dating among friends or work circle doesn’t give the kick that apps allow. One can choose to conceal or reveal as much or as little you want and take on a new personality, new role, as you want or wish.” Shekhar, who wants to withhold his second name, found himself rather lonely Jason David Frank, who was best known for playing Tommy Oliver in the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers franchise, passed away on Sunday (November 20). He was 49. According to reports, the actor committed suicide. However, there has been no official confirmation on cause of death yet. In a statement, Jason David Frank’s representative said, “Please respect the privacy of his family and friends during this horrible time, as we come to terms with the loss of such a wonderful human being.” Besides working in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, which ran from 1993 to 1996, Frank had also starred in WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR? Sumrit doesn’t go with a set agenda, “In the worst case scenario it’s an experience, in the best case possibilities are endless. For Vishal, it’s plainly a casual dalliance and the same goes for Tanvi. “I am divorced, and, honestly, had such a bad run that I don’t want to get into another relationship. At apps you find like-minded people who are Catfishing and ghosting apart, at times dates land you in real trouble. For Piyush, things took a bad turn when his date’s ‘supposed cousins’ looted his wallet, phone and a ring. “I was younger at that time, only 23, and didn’t expect it. Now I have better sense.” To beat the mates who want to pile on, Vishal says, “I make it clear during the first few conversations only that I am broke.” “Safety while dating online is pretty basic. Meet at a public place for the first date, stalk their socials a bit, get to know the person before you go somewhere private,” says Satvika, looking for flings and don’t For Shraddha Walker mind leaving you alone after case, she doesn’t blame the it.” Companionship site. “They knew each othtakes precedence er for long and were in a over hook-ups live-in relationship.” for Shekhar, “I Tanvi banks on hotel work in the corsecurity. “Reputed hotels porate sector, the grant you enough rut of weekdays safety.” Vishal leaves you wantgoes for video ing to chill out ONCE OUT OF COLLEGE, YOU chats before over the week- DON’T WANT TO DATE PEOPLE meeting anyends and you FROM WORK AND THERE IS NO one, “Talking need company.” TIME TO MEET NEW PEOPLE. helps assess a Covid restricperson.” SUMRIT SHAHI, tions further pro“We can’t realSCREENWRITER moted online hookly shut ourselves ups. “One had all the from it, but can certime for dating platforms at tainly practice safety,” says that time,” shares Sumrit. Gurleen Arora, 26, an Satvika can’t get over the entrepreneur from Amritcringe pick-up lines, but is sar. “Keeping your friends happy to have found friends. in the loop with your “I met this guy on Bumble whereabouts, carrying a and now we meet almost pepper spray, not sharing every day,” she says. As for your personal details or Vishal, who has been on contact details before you Happn, Tinder, Bumble and are comfortable, are some Aisle, “On dating apps you of things women must can be direct.” practice,” she adds. ❝ This is not the last… Last Film Show wins top prize at Asian World Film Festival This year’s AWFF (Asian World Film Festival) eighth edition saw many celebrated titles from across Asia and Eastern Europe competing for the highly coveted Snow Leopard prize. The festival opened with the South Korean hit movie The Hunt by Lee Jung-jae and the closing film was Decision To Leave by Park Wan-chook. The line-up also included many Asian films that are entries to the 95th Oscars as well. However, the Snow Leopard Award for Best Picture was handed over to Last Film Show. Writer-director Pan Nalin and producer Dheer Momaya were presented with the trophy. Pan Nalin, while accepting the award, said, “What an honour; what we did in solitude continues to echo in multitudes across the world. Through Last Film Show we not only wanted to entertain you, but bring you close to that child in you, so that you can witness the fearlessness of coming-of-age drama. Last Film Show, which is a semiautobiographical story, has now found a new home in the hearts of Asian audiences. We are so much looking forward to its theatrical release in Japan on January 20, 2023, followed by South Korea. We want to thank this distinguished jury.” — TMS RIP, Jason David Frank First look Power Rangers’ star Jason David Frank passes away at 49 after his girlfriend broke up with him. “I was in a relationship for so long that no one approached me after the break-up, so apps came as a blessing,” says this banker. Same goes for Satvika Kundu, who after getting out of a six-year relationship and moving base from Delhi to Chandigarh headed to apps for meeting new people. “In Chandigarh, it’s a tightly knit circle, you just can’t casually meet people at a bar,” she says. PLAY SAFE Sweet Valley High, an episode of Family Matters and an episode of We Bare Bears. The actor is survived by his four children, sons Hunter and Jacob, and daughters Skye and Jenna. The news of his death came as a shock to the actor’s fans as well as his friends and colleagues. His Power Rangers co-star Walter E. Jones paid a heartfelt tribute by sharing a throwback photo with Frank. Walter wrote, “Can’t believe it…. RIP Jason David Frank. My heart is sad to have lost another member of our special family.” — TMS The makers of Vadh have released the first look posters of Neena Gupta and Sanjay Mishra. Both the actors look intense in their respective avatars. Vadh is going to be a one-of-itskind film with two veteran actors coming together on screen. The film has been written and directed by Jaspal Singh Sandhu and Rajeev Barnwal. It will release on December 9, 2022, in cinemas. — TMS c m y b PAN NALIN WITH THE AWARD Taapsee turns producer GULSHAN DEVAIAH AND TAAPSE PANNU Taapsee Pannu has turned producer with Blurr, a suspense thriller about twin sisters. The film, which has been adapted from director Guillem Morales’ Spanish movie Julia’s Eyes, will release on ZEE5 in December 2022. However, the date is yet to be decided. The movie revolves around the lead character, played by Taapsee, who goes blind. This is the first double role for Taapsee. But not her first Spanish remake. Taapsee played the lead in Sujoy Ghosh’s Badlaa, a remake of the Spanish film The Invisible Guest, directed by Oriol Paulo. Interestingly, Oriol Paulo had written Julia’s Eyes. —TMS
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