16012023-LSTC-01.qxd 1/15/2023 10:15 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE No show Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson won’t be able to attend the Critics’ Choice Awards after testing positive for Covid-19. The stars are in the running for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, respectively. IANS LUDHIANA | MONDAY | 16 JANUARY 2023 F Laugh it off Selena reacts to body shaming after her Golden Globes appearance Singer-actress Selena Gomez appeared to react to her online critics with a laugh. After attending the 2023 Golden Globes, the Only Murders in the Building star apparently received comments from internet users regarding her physical appearance while posing for the cameras at the event. Wearing a show-stopping Valentino design featuring a velvet column gown with a high-slit and statement puff sleeves with a long train, Gomez, 30, showed up at the Beverly Hills Hotel after being nominated for best performance by an actress in a television series, comedy or musical for her role of Mabel Mora in the Hulu series. In a recorded Instagram Live video, Gomez addressed the critics while chatting with her 9-yearold sister, Gracie Elliott Teefey. “I’m a little bit big right now because I enjoyed myself during the holidays,” she told her followers before turning her head to Gracie, asking for her opinion, “Right?” After Gracie appeared to agree with the singer, Gomez later began to burst into laughter. —IANS OR music lovers of Chandigarh, 2023 has started on the right note. On Sunday, singer-songwriter Lucky Ali wowed the masses with his concert at Shivalik Country Club, Panchkula. How’s the cold weather treating the O Sanam singer and pat comes the reply, “I like this kind of weather. Cold weather is healing.” Well, that reminds us of his song, Dil Bhi Kahin Hai Pahaadon Mein. Ali would love to write a Punjabi song. He says, “Punjabi thodi thodi to andi e,” as he admires the scenic beauty around him. The singer’s latest singles, Mohabbat Zindagi and Intezaar, which released last year, were also a part of his performance. The music of the two songs was given by his long-time collaborator Mikey McCleary. In fact, in November 2022, he released a Hebrew-Hindi romantic number, Anchorage, in collaboration with Israeli singer Matti Caspi. Ali elaborates, “I have previously worked with artistes from France and England. But with Matti, it was special as we share similar cultural traits (of India and Israel). There are, of course, differences but it is easier to build bridges around what is common.” While Ali’s music has stood the test of time, the singer points out how lack of ‘good writing’ has been affecting the shelf-life of today’s music. So, would he like to change or reprise any of his old music? Ali disagrees and explains, “Not the old ones, but I would love to bring changes into the latest ones, because those were written with a different thought process.” Ali admits that he is not attached to his works. His logic is—‘it may have started by an individual but a song becomes a phenomenon only when people relate to it and feel connected to each word’. When not making music, he is busy with electronics, “Working on analogs, sound modular synth and stuff like Around the world Ali has announced a world tour in collaboration with Megaheartz Events starting this March. The US and Canada are already on the itinerary. Breathing romance into silence After giving many romantic tracks, Lucky Ali is pursuing the eighth note in music—the note of silence PHOTO: VICKY Sheetal that. I think I am trying to pursue the eighth note in music, the note of silence. It will put me at peace as an artiste,” he adds. On the personal front, how is Lucky Ali around family and friends? He says, “Only friends can answer about that and for my children, I am wrong most of the times.” For MM Keeravani, who recently won the Golden Globe award for Naatu Naatu, Ali says, “He has given me some beautiful songs to sing, just like him—melodious.” The singer has not only sung but acted in films like Sur and Kasak, the music of which was composed by Keeravani. While Ali given so many good songs in films, he feels the medium is restrictive. He explains, “Apart from singing, I won’t have much creative liberty. I love to experiment. When you write or create something, it’s full of imperfections, and there’s always room for improvement and experimentation. But film music does not allow one to break any rules.” Is there any advice for the budding musicians? “Not really,” he says, on second thought he adds, “Make your mistakes and perhaps learn from them, or perhaps not!” WEBSOLUTE FUN PHOTOS: REUTERS With two film premieres scheduled, this week on web is all about drama, action and thrill. Here’s the list of top web releases TARA SUTARIA All that drama! January 20: Mission Majnu on Netflix The crown goes to… (L-R) AMANDA DUDAMEL, RBONNEY GABRIEL AND REPUBLIC ANDREINA MARTINEZ Miss USA R’Bonney Gabriel was on Sunday crowned the new Miss Universe at a dazzling and dizzying pageant in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was one of the 84 beauty queens competing for the hallowed crown in the fashion space. Reigning Miss India-Universe Divita Rai, who represented the country at the 71st edition of the pageant, secured a berth in the top 16 but failed to make it to the top 5. Gabriel is a model, fashion designer, and sewing teacher. She graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor’s degree in fashion design and a minor in Fibers. Gabriel also runs her ecofriendly clothing line. The beauty queen is the first Filipino-American to be crowned Miss USA, and her “mission is for women and young girls to see themselves in her and feel inspired to conquer their goals by owning who they are,” according to her official bio. Andreina Martinez Founier from the Dominican Republic was adjudged as the second runner-up, while Miss Venezuela Amanda Dudamel was the first runner-up. For the first time in 11 years, Miss USA was crowned Miss USA R’Bonney Gabriel is Miss Universe Starring Sidharth Malhotra and Rashmika Mandanna, this film is an enthralling spy-thriller mystery. Inspired by true events, Mission Majnu takes you through the emotions of loyalty, love, sacrifices and betrayal with an action-packed screenplay where one wrong move can make or break the mission. Directed by Shantanu Bagchi, it also stars Kumud Mishra, Parmeet Sethi, Sharib Hashmi, Mir Sarwar and Zakir Hussain. January 20: Chhatriwali on ZEE5 Set in Haryana, Chhatriwali is headlined by Rakul Preet Singh, who plays the quality control head in a condom factory. Though she is embarrassed about her job initially, she soon realises the importance of safe sex and then takes it upon herself to destigmatise the conversation around sex education. January 20: Leopard Skin on Lionsgate Play Miss Universe. Indian beauty queen Harnaaz Sandhu won the marquee pageant last year. Meanwhile, Sofia Depassier of Chile won the Miss Congeniality title and Anna Sueangam-iam of Thailand claimed Spirit of Carnival Award. —ANI c m y b Executive-produced by and starring SAG Award nominee Carla Gugino, Leopard Skin revolves around a criminal gang that is forced to hide in a remote beachside estate. Table for one? Tara Sutaria, who made her debut in Bollywood with Student of the Year 2, was in a relationship with Aadar Jain for a couple of years. And now it seems, the two have called it quits. However, neither Tara nor Aadar has commented on their break-up reports. Amid the breakup rumours, Tara has posted pictures on her Instagram handle that have become the talk of the town. The Tadap beauty is seen posing for the camera on a candle-lit dinner date. She is all smiles for the picture and wrote the lyrics of The Very Thought Of You in the caption. Tara mentioned who her date was in the post as she tagged her friend Shraddha Mehta and wrote, “Evenings with my best girl.”
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