24022023-LSTC-01.qxd 2/23/2023 10:59 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Creative spin Social media sensation Uorfi Javed said no designer gave her clothes for appearances and that led her to make her own outfits using her creativity. —ANI CHANDIGARH | FRIDAY | 24 FEBRUARY 2023 Line of no control With celebs coming in support of Alia Bhatt as she calls out the paparazzi, who tried to click her in the living room, it’s time for the media to introspect—where does one draw the line? Sheetal A Selena has ‘girl crush’ on Bella Actress-singer Selena Gomez has confessed that she has a “girl crush” on Bella Hadid years after the pair sparked feud rumours. The 30-year-old Come and Get It singer and the 26year-old famously unfollowed each other after Selena started dating Bella’s ex-boyfriend The Weeknd prompting widespread gossip they were feuding but she has now shared her admiration for the model and her beauty in Instagram posts put on her feed. Selena shared an image of Bella in a photoshoot that she captioned, “Girl crush”, and posted a now-deleted video that showed her lip-syncing to a viral clip of the 26-year-old model’s voice saying, “So, my name, my name is Bella Hadid”, along with the words, “I wish I was as pretty as Bella Hadid.” The singer, who recently told trolls on social media, “I’m not a model” after they attacked her for gaining weight she said was due to taking lupus medication added another clip in which she said about how she compared to Bella, “Instead, this is me. I accidentally laminated my brows too much.” Selena and Bella started their pattern of unfollowing and following each other on Instagram in 2019. —IANS LIA BHATT’S recent post on Instagram talked about a breach of privacy at her own living room by the paparazzi. Things turned ugly when two men parked themselves on the terrace of a building opposite to Alia’s house and trained their cameras on her when she was relaxing in her living room. As stated by Alia, “It was a gross invasion of someone’s privacy. There’s a line you just cannot cross and it’s safe to say all lines were crossed today.” One is reminded of Virat Kohli’s words, ‘absolute invasion of privacy’ when a hotel staff uploaded a video of Virat Kohli’s room online while he was playing T20 World Cup in Australia. The couple, Virat and Anushka, was furious. However, they didn’t take any legal action. Anushka came in support of Alia and wrote, “This is not the first time they are doing this. About two years ago we called them out for the same reason! You’d think it would have made them more respectful of people’s space and privacy. Absolutely shameful! They were posting photos of our daughter despite repeated requests.” Sushmita Sen also reacted to the incident as she wrote, “In a world made smaller by the virtue of the internet, technology, and social media, privacy is but a myth. And if you are a celebrity, you have it worse. With the paparazzi culture at its peak, there is little that can be kept hidden.” Actor Arjun Kapoor compared paps to intruders. The Mumbai police has requested Alia to lodge a complaint as the actress had tagged Ram Charan and NTR Jr in RRR KATRINA KAIF Virat Kohli & Anushka Sharma JAYA BACHCHAN ALIA BHATT Prithvi Shaw them in her story. The recent heckling incidents with cricketer Prithvi Shaw and Sonu Nigam by their fans were also unwelcome intrusion as they had the right to decide if they wanted to get clicked with their fans or not. Hollywood celebs too have not been spared. A man entered the house of George Clooney and his wife Amal Clooney at Lake Como back in 2017 to click a picture of their newborn twins for a French magazine. Going back, when Ranbir was in a relationship with Katrina Kaif, their private vacation at Ibiza, Spain, in 2013, became a topic of INVASION OF PRIVACY IS ALWAYS WRONG. CLICKING SOMEONE WITHOUT PERMISSION IS JUST NOT ACCEPTABLE. — ADAA KHAN national interest with pictures of the couple all over internet. The actress wrote an open letter, “The pictures were taken while I was on holiday by someone who, in an act of cowardice, has shot without permission and then used the pictures for commercial gain... I request that all media run- ONCE, AN OLD LADY TURNED UP AT MY DOORSTEP. I HAD TO RUN FROM THE SHOWER TO OPEN THE DOOR. I TOLD HER THAT I DIDN’T KNOW HER, BUT SHE WAS ADAMANT. IT GOT SCARY TO THE POINT THAT I ASKED HER TO LEAVE AND SHE REFUSED. SHE WAS ESCORTED OUT OF MY HOUSE BY SECURITY. — ANDY KUMAR ning these pictures, please from doing so.” refrain TO EACH HIS OWN But not everyone feels the same way about the paparazzi culture. Bigg Boss fame Shehnaaz Gill calls herself a product of media. As they say, to each his own. At the other end of the spectrum we have Jaya Bachchan, a fiercely private person. Jaya called out paps, who clicked her at events without permission and fought with photographers who followed her family. She, on Diwali 2022, chased away photo journalists from her bungalow Pratiksha, in Mumbai, who were trying to click pictures of the guests and the family. Carrying the legacy forward... The 4th edition of Sikhlens: Sikh Arts and Film Festival 2023 gets rolling Interesting face-off The annual fourth edition of Sikhlens: Sikh Arts and Film Festival 2023 will screen about 20 short films from eight countries at Tagore Theatre Chandigarh on February 25. The day-long programme will be packed with screenings related to Sikh heritage and culture. The festival will also see an exhibition of five artists displaying more than 1,800 heritage artefacts and contemporary art at the courtyard of Tagore Theatre. Bicky Singh, founder, Sikhlens, said, “We are hoping to connect with new and emerging artists from the diaspora, with more patrons to support film scholarships.” Brought by Pinaka Mediaworks and Rolling Frames Entertainment, the festival has support of the Chandigarh Administration, the Department of Cultural Affairs (UT), the Government of Canada, and the United Sikh Mission. There will be the world pre- miere of two documentaries— One Beat and Hidden Histories: The Sikh Migration Path to Canada. One Beat is the story of towering efforts to provide free healthcare facilities and medical education in the small town of Bhira, in Uttar Pradesh by AmericanSikh Bahadur Singh. Hidden Histories: The Sikh Migration Path to Canada showcases the historic milestones of the first South-Asians, who migrated from India to Canada in the early 1900s. The festival will also see the Indian premiere of films Okra King, Children of Partition: An Oral History of Pothoharis, Tilla Jogia, Kala Singa, Jitt De Nishaan and Badlaav. A literary symposium will have 25 speakers at SD College- 32 on February 24. It will be covering diverse topics related to documenting Sikh history, faith and philosophy, social responsibility of actors in playing their roles and the journey of Sikhlens.— TNS Ram Charan & NTR Jr for Critics Choice Super Awards SS Rajamouli’s RRR has garnered three nominations for the third annual Critics Choice Super Awards, which honour superhero, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and action movies and TV/OTT series. The winners will be announced on March 16. RRR is not only in the shortlist for best action movie in the company of Bullet Train, Top Gun: Maverick, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent and The Woman King, but the two lead stars of the period action drama, Ram Charan and Junior NTR, are in the race for best actor in an action movie, along with Nicolas Cage (The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent), Tom Cruise (Top Gun: Maverick) and Brad Pitt (Bullet Train). Warner Bros’ The Batman leads the film nominees with six nods, including best superhero movie, as many as three individual best actor in a superhero movie mentions for Robert Pattinson, Colin Farrell and Paul Dano. Zoe Kravitz landed a nom for best actress in a superhero movie for Catwoman. Other favourites of the Critics Choice Association include some Oscar nominees such as Avatar: The Way of Water, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Everything Everywhere All at Once and Top Gun: Maverick.—IANS The iconic boy band, Backstreet Boys, is set to come back to India after 13 years. The DNA World Tour forays into the country after five years of travelling across the world. Registrations for the much-awaited ensemble coming to Mumbai and Delhi, on May 4 and May 5, respectively, are now live. AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, Howie Dorough and Kevin Richardson have been enthralling fans across the globe for over three c m y b WELCOMEIndia after 13 years BOYS Backstreet Boys to return to decades. The DNA World Tour celebrates their rich history of flawless choreography, harmony-laden vocal prowess and an arsenal of mega-watt hits such as I Want It That Way, Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) and As Long As You Love Me, along with the latest hits from their recent album DNA, including Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, Chances and No Place among others. They also released the first episode of their documentary, Making Of The DNA Tour.
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