05032023-LSTC-01.qxd 3/4/2023 10:42 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE SHIVARAJKUMAR JOINS KABZAA New look Life Two of Kannada cinema’s top stars, Upendra and Sudeep, were roped in to essay lead roles in the film Kabzaa. Now, Shivarajkumar aka Shivanna has also joined the cast. Three of the best Kannada superstars will be collaborating for this film. TMS Versatile actor Deepak Dobriyal will appear in a neverseen-before avatar in Ajay Devgn’s upcoming film Bholaa. Dobriyal plays the villain in the film. TMS CHANDIGARH | SUNDAY | 5 MARCH 2023 TRIBUNE PHOTO:VICKY City, a legacy Sheetal S WISS filmmakers Karin Bucher and Thomas Karrer bared their heart and soul on Saturday as they showcased their documentary, The Power of Utopia: Living with Le Corbusier, in Chandigarh . Karin and Thomas are looking forward to the premiere of the film this autumn in Switzerland, as well as have plans to enlist it at various international festivals. But before all these high and mighty plans, they wished to start the journey from Chandigarh from where it all began. Karin Bucher and Thomas Karrer, Swiss filmmakers who have come up with a documentary on Chandigarh, believe it’s a city that makes you think ‘City Beautiful’, as Chandigarh is known to the rest of India and the world was designed by Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier, and yet the Swiss born and bred, Karin and Thomas came to know about it when they first travelled to India in 2015, particularly North India. Karin said, “I am the one who loves to tell stories while Thomas is good with his numbers.” The idea to research a bit more on Corbusier and Chandigarh came to her mind first. They visited again in 2016 with a camera and researched a bit, only to return later in 2018 to commence what they knew best - filmmaking. From then on, their trips became frequent. Thomas added, “It’s almost like our second home now…The city grows slowly on you; you need at least a week to imbibe what it has to offer.” Diwan Manna, president, Lalit Kala Akademi, late thespian GS Channi, Deepika Gandhi, Director, Le Corbusier Centre and Chandigarh Architecture Museum, SD Sharma, who was closely associated with the Chandigarh project, have been featured in the documentary, along with other eminent personalities from the city. In black & white Hollywood star Idris Elba created a furore on social media in February after he said that he stopped calling himself a “black actor” because it created limitations for his career. The Luther actor was immediately accused of renouncing his blackness, although actors such as John Boyega came to his defense and argued that critics weren’t paying attention to his message about damning Hollywood stereotyping! “I feel as I get older — I’m 50 now — we all have fears of saying too much, oversharing and whatnot,” Elba has now said. “And in this day and age, it’s really difficult to have an opinion if you’re in the public eye because it gets overly scrutinised, taken out of context, thrown into some sort of social media argument.” Elba pointed to the controversy around his “black actor” comment as proof that social media is a ‘conflict incubator’. “Me saying I don’t like to call myself a black actor is my prerogative. That’s me, not you. So for you to turn around and say to me, I’m ‘denying my blackness’, on what grounds? Did you hear that? Where am I denying it? And what for? It’s just stupid. Whatever,” he said. — IANS CLEAR VISION And what would they like to change here? Karin said, “I think Capital Complex is a great work of art and should be open to public. As I am someone who loves open theatres, I liked all such open spaces in Chandigarh and feel that it could be used in a better way.” The documentary also changed the perspective and viewpoint of the filmmakers. Thomas explained, “In Switzerland or otherwise in the West, we are habitual of seeing everything clean. But the city opened our eyes to witnessing age in a structure, place or a building. I believe it’s a different approach we needed.” Thus, they released the documentary on Chandigarh on the 70th anniversary of the capital city of Punjab and Haryana. As for challenges, former professor Karin believes there were none until they imagined filming in India. “But then, people here are so cooperative and welcoming. At one point I thought of naming the documentary, ‘chai and chapatti’ for people here love to host you. Music director Atul Sharma has given the background score for the documentary,” added Karin. Thomas informed it wasn’t just Corbusier but his team, including Indian experts in their respective fields, which made this city what it is today. He added, “So, in order to give credit where it is due, the documentary was important. And as far as takeaway is concerned, in the opening shots, someone says, Í don’t really like Chandigarh, but it’s the city that makes you think.” Chandigarh is a bold utopia of modernity. The city is beautiful for it is the perfect interaction between art, space and light. DUE CREDIT Idris Elba says backlash over not calling himself a ‘black actor’ is ‘stupid’ His side of the story RIP, Tom Tom Sizemore has died after being taken off life support, his manager Charles Lago confirmed on Friday. The 61year-old actor suffered a brain aneurysm on February 18. “It is with great sadness and sorrow I have to announce that actor Thomas Edward Sizemore (‘Tom Sizemore’) aged 61, passed away peacefully in his sleep today at St Joseph’s Hospital Burbank,” Lago said in a statement. Tom Sizemore of Saving Private Ryan fame passes away Known for playing the tough guy, Sizemore rose to fame during the 1990s with films like Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, Passenger 57, True Romance and Natural Born Killers. 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While the actor initially stayed away from talking on the allegations levelled by his wife, he has finally expressed his side of the story. In the long statement, it was written on his behalf, “Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s ex-wife Aaliya Siddiqui has said she was not allowed to enter the house, but the truth is Nawazuddin has already registered the property in his Ammi’s name, Mehrunisa Siddiqui, so Nawaz is devoid of any decision-making power on anyone’s entrance in the property. The caretaker of Mehrunisa Siddiqui states that only her grand kids are allowed in the property and no one else, as it belongs to her now.” The statement further read, “Other than this, in a recent viral video in which Aaliya was seen claiming that she did not have any other place to stay or go is technically wrong. To clarify the fact, Nawaz had already bought a lavish flat for Aaliya in Mumbai in 2016, which she has rented out.” — TMS Nawazuddin Siddiqui finally issues statement over wife Aaliya’s allegations AALIYA HAS CLAIMED THAT SHE DID NOT HAVE ANY OTHER PLACE TO STAY, BUT NAWAZ HAD ALREADY BOUGHT A LAVISH FLAT FOR HER IN MUMBAI IN 2016, WHICH SHE HAS RENTED OUT. Beverage Partner
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