20022023-LSTL-01.qxd 2/19/2023 11:04 PM Page 1 c m y b Paris Hilton reveals traumatising sexual experiences made her believe she was asexual TRIBUNE Well done UNICEF India has announced the appointment of Ayushmann Khurrana as a National Ambassador. The actor will work towards ensuring the rights of every child. LUDHIANA | MONDAY | 20 FEBRUARY 2023 Mona M Healing touch American media personality and businesswoman Paris Hilton has revealed that before meeting her now-husband, Carter Reum, she had questioned her sexuality. Hilton opened up about her sexuality and said in her 20s, due to traumatic sexual experiences, she began to think of herself “privately” as asexual. “I was known as a sex symbol, but anything I was known sexual terrified me,” Hilton as a sex symbol, said in an interview. but anything sexual She spoke about the terrified me. Meeting abuse she had experiCarter changed enced as a child in her 2020 my life. documentary, This Is Paris, PARIS HILTON claiming that it had taken place at boarding schools. However, things changed for Hilton when she met her husband Reum. “It wasn’t until Carter that I finally am not that way,” the 42-year-old said. The couple tied the knot in November 2021 at her grandfather’s estate in Bel Air. They recently welcomed their first baby via surrogate on January 24. —ANI WEBSOLUTE FUN Twist OTT offers love, comedy and in the tale This week action. Pick your favour genre FEBRUARY 22 10 DAYS OF A GOOD MAN ON NETFLIX Harmless, self-sacrificing, trustworthy, virtuous, moral and… what’s the use of being a good person? If you are willing to get your hands dirty for justice, does that make you a bad person? The series tells the story of Sadik turning from an ordinary person into an anti-hero, while looking for answers to these questions. FEBRUARY 24 POTLUCK S2 ON SONYLIV In a world where we are trying our best to stay connected with our loved ones, Potluck is a celebration of underlying interpersonal relationships and the power of understanding each other, especially in times of crisis. Following the dynamics of a modern Indian family, the show combines the expectations of the older generation and the freedom of expression of the young ones. Directed by Rajshree Ojha, it stars Cyrus Sahukar, Harman Singha, Ira Dubey, Jatin Sial and others. FEBRUARY 24 DIE HART: THE MOVIE ON PRIME VIDEO The satirical action comedy follows Kevin Hart in his pursuit of a life-changing role. The movie sees Hart playing a fictionalised version of himself. Hart attends an “action hero school” run by Ron Wilcox (John Travolta), where he attempts to learn the ropes on how to become one of the industry ’ s most coveted action stars. FEBRUARY 24 THE CONSULTANT ON PRIME VIDEO Based on Bentley Little’s 2015 novel of the same name, The Consultant is a twisted, comedicthriller series that explores the sinister relationship between a boss and employees. When a new consultant, Regus Patoff (Christoph Waltz), is hired to improve the business at the app-based gaming company CompWare, employees experience new demands and challenges that put everything into question, including their lives. FEBRUARY 27 AASHIQANA S3 ON DISNEY+ HOTSTAR This season of love, fan favourite Aashiqana is back with its third season. Audiences will witness the return of Karma and how it affects the lives of Yash and Chikki. Will they be able to unearth the mystery and find their way back to each other? USIC is a lifelong learning, believes Hindustani classical music and Indian pop singer, composer Shubha Mudgal. And, she finds herself fortunate to have taken this road less travelled. She has devoted her life to live concerts, writing, composing, researching and teaching music. In Chandigarh, on Sunday, for a live concert Rang Hori at CII, organised by Elsewhere Foundation, the recipient of Padma Shri, talks about her journey. “ The abundance of music related to Holi makes it one of the most attractive festivals for students of music like me. While I grew up in the city of Allahabad (Prayagraj) playing Holi with abeer-gulal, it was the music associated with the festival that proved to be an eye-opener to the magnificent diversity and variety of Indian culture. There are so many ragas and compositions for Basant and Holi, one can just go on...,” opens up Shubha, who is in the city after almost a decade. “I have performed at various venues, for different organisations, it’s always lovely to come back to Chandigarh.” Classical vocalist and pop singer, composer Shubha Mudgal feels the battle between pop and classical is hyped. The true challenge is for every form of music to reach its listeners Daughter of educationist parents, Shubha not only got exposure to classical music but also guidance and strength from her family to pursue it. “Seeing that music made me truly happy, my mother asked me to take my time to decide if music is all that I wanted to pursue. I realised that music gave me true joy. Even though I was not born in a music gharana, my gurus bestowed their knowledge on me with an unmatched generosity and parents supported me fully, giving me the final push to pursue music for life.” me ody Music, or any form of art, can help people, especially children to attune to the post-Covid world, and Shubha urges all to come together for this. “Music can do wonders to help children sensitise, and for this not just teachers but also parents have to come forward along with the government and schools. Till the music teachers’ role is relegated to January 26 and August 15 functions, are paid less compared to other teachers, we wouldn’t be able to reap benefits that it can offer,” says Shubha. “Any form of art can be helpful in the holistic development of a child, if some of them want to pursue it further, they can find their guru.” Shubha makes a strong case for the guru-shishya parampara. “The gurushishyaparamparais like a customised course designed to the specific needs of an individual. I love to teach, and learn along the way.” Shubha pursues both Hindustani classical and pop music but doesn’t mix both in a particular concert. However, she stands for all kinds of music. “Today, thanks to technology, we have access to all kinds of music. But unfortunately, we are not even aware of the diverse music tradition of India. The battle is not between pop and classical, but for every form of music to reach its listeners.” To those inclined to be musicians, she says, “This field requires reverence towards art and hardwork, not for a year or two, but for life. Hamein to kala se ishq hai - yeh aag ka dariya hai, hum to doob ke jayengen”. Having given hits like Ab Ke Sawan and Ali More Angana, Shubha also writes on music. She writes some regular columns and has also penned a fictional book called Looking for Miss Sargam: Stories of Music and Misadventure. “My musical journey has offered many interesting insights that I wanted to share with the world, but I was not a trained writer. I have worked on it and am working on my next book that is based on my music research and various projects that I have been associated with.” Shubha has lately sung Jug Jug Jeeve in Badhaai Ho. What keeps the National Award winner for Best NonFeature Film Music Direction for Amrit Beej (1995) away from film music? “There have been masters in the field. I have nothing against working in the industry but it’s only once in a while I get work that I enjoy and I am happy to do it.” Elsewhere Foundation strives to create conversations between different art forms and people from across the country through curated events, endorsed by established artists. Conceived in memory of Sangeet Natak award-winning playwright Swadesh Deepak, it attempts to bring on centre stage myriad creative expressions, showcasing a constantly evolving Indian cultural landscape. Rang Hori was an initiative in that direction. Gone too soon… It’s acting or nothing Julia Garner, who nearly gave up acting, eventually shot to stardom with Netflix drama series Ozark and went on to achieve critical acclaim for her role as disgraced socialite Anna Delvey in Inventing Anna. She admitted that she had a “tough” few years in her early twenties when she was considered “too old” for the business. “When I was 21, I had a pretty dry year. This was before I got Ozark. It wasn’t a great year for me as an actor. I felt a little hopeless. I wasn’t getting jobs for a few months. It was really hard. I remember thinking, if I’m still in the same place in five years, I don’t want to do this,” she said. However, the Dirty John actress went on to explain that she decided she “wasn’t good” at many other things so found the impetus to continue with her career despite the setbacks. She said, “So, I’m going to be honest. I’m not good at a lot of things, so I was like, ‘this acting thing better work out.’ I’m decent at acting. And I just continued to have the stamina, worked really hard, and not have entitlement.” —IANS Worst is over Richard Gere is recovering in Mexico after being sick for weeks. The actor was vacationing with his family in Nuevo Vallarta and caught pneumonia. He checked into a hospital and is on the mend. Gere was celebrating his wife’s 40th birthday with their kids when they got sick. His wife Alejandra Silvia shared an update on social media on their health. “Thank you all for the birthday wishes.. after almost three weeks of everyone being sick in our family today finally I feel much better! Thank you for all the love I give it all back to you,” read the Instagram post by Silva that she shared. —IANS Actor and politician Nandamuri Taraka Ratna passed away on February 18 in Bengaluru. He was 39. Nandamuri Taraka Ratna, grandson of late movie icon NT Rama Rao and cousin of Tollywood star Jr NTR, was undergoing treatment at a hospital after he suffered a massive heart attack on January 27. Nandamuri made his debut in 2002 with Okato Number Kurraadu. He then went on to star in films like Yuva Rathna, Taarak, Bhadradri Ramudu and Amaravathi. He made his OTT debut last year with Disney+ Hotstar’s series 9 MAYILSAMY Hours. Several Tollywood celebrities like Chiranjeevi, Allu Arjun, Mahesh Babu and others mourn his untimely death. Tamil actor Mayilsamy passed away in Chennai on February 19. He was 57. Mayilsamy began his journey with K Bhagyaraj’s Dhavani Kanavugal. His key films included Dhool, Vaseegara, Ghilli, Giri, Uthamaputhiran, Veeram, Kanchana and Kangalal Kaidhu Sei. Celebrities as Kamal Haasan, Sarathkumar, Radhikaa Sarathkumar, Resul Pookutty, Vikram and many others expressed condolences. Getting bigger & better Anil Kapoor confirms his next project Shekhar Kapur recently took to Twitter and wrote that Anil Kapoor has constantly evolved as an actor. Shekhar tweeted, “Amazing how the actor in @AnilKapoor evolves with everything he does and OTT allows him to explore what theatrical cinema never did. What’s next Anil? Hope it’s International? #nightmanager.” Anil replied on Shekhar’s tweet and confirmed that his next international project would be the Jeremy Renner-starrer Rennervations for Disney. Anil wrote, “You’re too kind @shekharkapur OTT is a whole c m y b new beast and I love it. As for what’s next international, I am looking forward to Jeremy Renner’s Rennervations for Disney…Hopefully I’ll continue living up to your words!”
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