20012023-LSTL-01.qxd 1/19/2023 11:12 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Dream run Alia Bhatt is going to make her presence felt globally with her Hollywood debut project, Heart Of Stone. This Netflix original will premiere on August 11, 2023. TMS LUDHIANA | FRIDAY | 20 JANUARY 2023 Second innings Mona T Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has bought a necklace once owned by Princess Diana for almost $200,000. The 42-year-old reality superstar has reportedly purchased the diamond-encrusted amethyst, Attallah cross-pendant — once worn by the late royal, who died in a car crash in 1997 at 36 — for $197,453 (160,000) at Sotheby’s annual Royal and Noble auction. In a statement, Sotheby London’s Head of Jewellery, Kim Kristian Spofforth, said: Kardashian “This is a bold piece of jewellery by its size, colour, buys Princess and style, which cannot Diana’s fail to make a vibrant statenecklace ment, whether it be of faith or fashion, or indeed both. We are delighted that this piece has found a new lease of life within the hands of another globally famous name.” The Kardashians star is ‘honoured to have a fine piece of jewellery owned by the late princess’, who wore the necklace to a 1987 charity gala in London and matched it with a purple Victorian velvet gown, which was designed by Catherine Walker. A press release describing the pendant, which has not been seen in public since before Diana’s death, read: “The cross-shaped pendant, thought to be a one-off private commission by Garrard for one of their regular clients, is a bold and colourful piece set with square-cut amethysts and accented by circular-cut diamonds. The cross has a total diamond weight of approximately 5.25 carats and measures approximately 136 x 95 mm. It is understood that the cross was only ever worn by the princess, and following her death, it was never seen in public again until now.” — IANS As The Kashmir Files, Titanic and Gadar see a re-release in theatres, celebs talk about the films they would like to see in cinema halls again GADAR: EK PREM KATHA IT’S A BIG BOOST FOR THE INDUSTRY THE KASHMIR FILES SHOLAY Re-releases aren’t a new phenomenon and old classics have won much love even in their second outing. Avatar that re-released for two-weeks limited time period before Avatar: The Way of Water was released, did brisk business in theatres. However, post the pandemic, theatres have struggled to bring the audience back. In the different measures that have been taken to woo cine-goers, including National Cinema Day, when the price of tickets was slashed to Rs 75 on September 23, 2022, re-releases of these blockbusters seems like a fair deal. Couple it with Cinema Lovers Day, which is being celebrated today (January 20), where tickets will be sold at Rs 99 in select cinema halls and cities, The Kashmir Files’ re-release is set to gain too. Nostalgia, a quick recap before the sequel drops or to make up for the lack of new films, which suffered on TITANIC account of the pandemic, we ask celebs about the films that they would like to see in theatres again. PAST PERFECT Khatron Ke Khiladi 5 winner Rajniesh Duggall says he would love to see the all-time cult classics Sholay and Satte Pe Satta on screen. He loves these movies because of Amitabh Bachchan, and the eminent directors, Ramesh Sippy and Manmohan Desai, respectively. Other Bollywood films that made a lasting impact on him were Rang De Basanti, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and 3 Idiots. Among the Hollywood films, Godfather is his choice. The actor, who has starred in movies like 1920, Dangerous Ishhq and Phirr, believes that these films brought a whiff of fresh air for the audiences back then and were full of energy. “People need RRR misses BAFTA nomination Shaunak Sen’s All That Breathes gets the go-ahead for best documentary Filmmaker S S Rajamouli's period action blockbuster RRR on Thursday failed to make the cut in the final nominations for the 2023 BAFTA awards. The movie was in the long-list for the 'film not in English language' category, but couldn't find a spot in the segment's final five nominees list. The final nominees of the category were All Quiet On The Western Front, Argentina, 1985, Corsage, Decision To Leave, and The Quiet Girl. The BAFTA snub comes as a rare miss for the film, which earlier this month bagged a Golden Globe for best original song for the Telugu track Naatu Naatu and Critics Choice Awards for best foreign language film and best song. — PTI PROUDLY STORMING INTO THE TOP FIVE Filmmaker Shaunak Sen's acclaimed All That Breathes found a proud spot in the top KEY NOMINATIONS LEADING ACTRESS ■ Ana de Armas: Blonde ■ Cate Blanchett: Tár ■ Viola Davis: The Woman King ■ Danielle Deadwyler: Till ■ Emma Thompson: Good Luck to You, Leo Grande ■ Michelle Yeoh: Everything Everywhere All At Once five of the best documentary category of 2023 BAFTA Film Awards. “Re-releases have been a huge part and parcel of our industry. We have seen all the classics, right from MughalE-Azam to Mother India to all Dev Anand hits due to rereleases only,” says director Anil Sharma. His blockbuster Gadar: Ek Prem Katha hits the screens on June 15, as its much-anticipated sequel, Gadar 2: The Katha Continues, nears its release. “Re-release sure sets momentum for the sequel. Couple it with the fact that very few good films are being made these days, offering old hits is like giving a boost to cinemas. People would return to theatres if they get to taste good cinema,” he believes. LEADING ACTOR ■ Austin Butler: Elvis ■ Brendan Fraser: The Whale ■ Colin Farrell: The Banshees of Inisherin ■ Daryl McCormack: Good Luck to You, Leo Grande ■ Paul Mescal: Aftersun ■ Bill Nighy: Living BEST FILM ■ All Quiet on the Western Front ■ The Banshees of Inisherin ■ Elvis ■ Everything Everywhere All At Once ■ Tár The film had last month made it to the BAFTA longlist along with nine oth- er documentaries. Set in Delhi, the documentary follows two siblings, Moham- c m y b mad Saud and Nadeem Shehzad, who have devoted their lives to rescuing and treating injured birds, especially black kites. All That Breathes previously won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary at this year's Sundance Film Festival, a film gala that promotes independent cinema and filmmakers, and earned the Golden Eye award for the best documentary at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. The award ceremony will take place on February 19 at the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall. The organisers unveiled the final nominees for 24 categories, including best film, best director, best actor and actress. — PTI 14 NODS FOR ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT All Quiet On The Western Front led the nominations with 14 nods. — Reuters 3 IDIOTS to see them again to bring discovered it due to its re-runs back the positive days. on television. This Rajkumar There is only one life and Santoshi classic has now these movies taught us gathered a cult following. that,” he says. This will makes the Actress Samaira Sandhu, movie’s re-release even with films like Dhayam, more interesting as die-hard Bharateeyans and Umran Ch ANIL SHARMA fans can enjoy it together on Ki Rakheya to her credit, says the big screen.” she loves Hera Pheri, as it Actor Pia Bajpiee is kicked was one of the great comeabout Titanic though, “It dy films of Bollywood. “No has been a classic love story, movie could beat its comic and what a treat in the timing and the clear-heartValentine month. One has edness of people it por- SAMAIRA SANDHU seen many a film that celetrayed. Also, I would like to brates love, but what we see Hum Dil De Chuke found in Rose (Kate Winslet) Sanam re-released; it’s a and Jack (Leonardo timeless love story.” DiCaprio) is timeless. Right For Kesari actor Vansh from costumes to music, Bhardawaj, it is Andaz Apna Titanic is one stroke of cineApna. “The film was a big matic brilliance. I can’t wait flop back then. People only RAJNIESH DUGGALL to see it again in cinemas.” RIP, Gowers It’s a beautiful world! Emmy award-winning director Bruce Gowers passes away at 82 Harnaaz pays tribute to Sushmita Sen, Lara Dutta PHOTO: TWITTER PRICELESS! HE Kashmir Files is back within a year for a re-release in cinema halls on January 19, the day which marks three decades of Kashmiri Pandits’ exodus from their land. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the 11 Oscar winning Titanic, its re-mastered version will be available in theatres just in time for this Valentine’s Day. Later this summer, before Gadar gets its second outing, cine-lovers will be able to experience this Prem Katha’s first instalment, right before the sequel’s release! Emmy award-winning director of American Idol: The Search for a Superstar and the original video for Bohemian Rhapsody, Bruce Gowers passed away aged 82 on January 15 at his Santa Monica home after suffering from an acute respiratory infection. Over the span of eight seasons from 2002 to 2011, Gowers directed 234 episodes of American Idol, earning him five Grammy nominations and one win for outstanding directing on a music, or comedy series in 2009. — ANI Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu has impressed her fans around the globe with a sweet gesture at Miss Universe 2022 finale event in USA. Harnaaz wore a special gown to offer a tribute to former Indian Miss Universe title holders, Sushmita Sen and Lara Dutta. She wore a black gown that featured pictures of winning moments of Sushmita and Lara. The Miss Universe 2021 even penned a heartfelt message on social media that read: “It’s my purest honour and gratitude to represent my incredible country at Miss Universe. For my finale walk as reigning Miss Universe, I couldn’t thank @officialsaishashinde and her team enough for making this dream gown come true!” She further wrote, “A huge tribute to these two incredible women from India you have been making our country proud since becoming Miss Universe. Sushmita Sen and Lara Dutta, I truly adore you both a lot…this one is for you and India.” Lara Dutta replied: “May you always shine bright like the diamond you are!! Stay your humble, amazing, strong self sista!!! Here’s looking at you kid!!!!! Good luck for all that’s yet to come!” The pageant was held in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the US. Harnaaz got emotional as she gave her final walk on the Miss Universe stage. —TMS
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