07032023-LSTL-01.qxd 3/6/2023 9:55 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE It’s done Parineeti Chopra has wrapped up shooting for the Imtiaz Ali film, Chamkila, which also stars popular Punjabi singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh in the lead role. LUDHIANA | TUESDAY | 7 MARCH 2023 A relatable story Mona C Gigi calls herself ‘nepotism baby’ Gigi Hadid, in her own words, is a “nepotism baby”. The 27-year-old model is the daughter of Yolanda Hadid and Mohamed Hadid, and she accepts that she comes from “privilege”. However, she insists that she’s worked hard for her success in the fashion industry. Gigi, who has two-year-old Khai with ex-boyfriend Zayn Malik, said, “Technically, I’m a nepotism baby.” She also explained that her parents have My parents instilled good work ethics in her. The blonde beauty, came from very who is the sister of modlittle, (but) I’ve always el Bella Hadid, shared, acknowledged that I “My parents came from come from privilege. very little, (but) I’ve always acknowledged GIGI HADID that I come from privilege.” She further mentioned, quoted by Female First UK, “My parents told me, ‘Just because you have parents who were successful doesn’t mean you shouldn’t walk into the job being as nice and as hard-working as you can be.” Gigi was recently linked to Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio. And the catwalk star admits that it’s hard for her to have a healthy relationship. — IANS OVID changed life in unexpected ways. While many fortunate people remained cocooned in the safety of their homes, others lost jobs, took up tasks they never imagined would come their way to support their families. Filmmaker Nandita Das, known for making sensitive, sensible cinema, wrote a story of those times. It is about people, who generally go invisible, but support our life in countless ways. Zwigato is about people who generally remain invisible, but support our life in countless ways. Here’s a chit-chat with Nandita Das, Kapil Sharma and Shahana Goswami On Monday, Nandita came to Chandigarh, with the lead pair of her up and coming film, Zwigato —Kapil Sharma and Shahana Goswami— in tow. “Our society has so many disparities – gender, class, caste, religion. In Covid times, it became more visible. We started realising our privileges, while we were safe at home. There were people far more vulnerable. While thinking of these issues, this story emerged,” opens up Nandita, who centres this film on the life of a food delivery rider. Her interviews with the riders led her to believe that this is one story that hasn’t been told yet. Ask her about the casting, Nandita admits that she had others on mind but that didn’t mature. “While I had worked with Shahana in Firaaq and had her on mind, I saw Kapil presenting an award show and found him a natural fit for the character of Manas,” says Nandita, who interestingly hadn’t watched his show before. We all have The film explores four days in the life of this couple and their two children. “Life comes with its highs and lows, and these situations are bound to bring a smile to your face,” avers Nandita, who has directed Firaaq and Manto before. A singer, comedian, Kapil Sharma is taking acting seriously too. Anything that he cannot do? “I can’t do embroidery so far,” he makes you laugh in his characteristic manner. In Manas he found a role he could relate to. “Manas is a common man. Had it been a heart surgeon I might have struggled, but this character is relatable and with a director like Nandita, an actor’s job is made easy.” Shahana too this sensitivity in us. found PratiThis film too has a ma’s characcertain sensitivity that KAPIL SHARMA ter close to should stir something her real self. in the soul. “I am a very positive, optiNANDITA DAS mistic kind of a Punjabi. Ask him about person but so far the his recent interview in most of the roles that came my English gaining traction and he way were serious kinds. It was goes, “I just said whatever I liberating to play someone who could. I just came back from is like me in many ways!” Canada, so let them try to The team is excited about their understand,” he laughs. visit to Punjab. “I am taking Always happy to be back in them to Amritsar next and can- Punjab, he says that he is not all not wait to make them eat our that up-beat all the time. “Like special delicacies,” he offers. any other person, I too go Kapil seems confident of his through happy times and sad act in the film and comfort- times. Recently, I went through a ably shifts between Hindi and phase of depression, when I had And the Project ‘It’s an honour but not truth’ Idris Elba on being the next James Bond stopped Amitabh Bachchan injured during film shoot in Hyderabad Amitabh Bachchan said that he sustained injury during the shooting of his upcoming film, Project K, in Hyderabad. Big B took to his blog to share on Sunday that he has broken his rib cartilage. He is currently taking rest at his home in Mumbai. “In Hyderabad at shoot for Project K, during an action shot, got injured, rib cartilage popped broke and muscle tear to the right rib cage. Cancelled shoot, did doctor consult and scan by CT at AIG Hospital in Hyderabad and flown back home,” posted Bachchan. He injured himself during an action sequence. “Strapping has been done and rest been advocated... yes painful... on movement and breathing …will take some weeks they say before some normalisation will occur... some medication is on also for pain... So all work that was to be done has been suspended and canceled dropped postponed for the moment until healing occurs...I rest at Jalsa and am mobile a bit for all the essential activities .. but yes in rest and generally lying around ...” Big B wrote. He added, “It shall be difficult or let me say .. I shall be unable to meet, the well wishers at Jalsa Gate this evening .. so do not come .. and do inform as much as you can to those that intend coming ...All else is well ...” —ANI Actor Idris Elba is putting the 007 rumours to rest once and for all. The 50-year-old Golden Globe winner admitted that he was “nowhere” near being cast as James Bond following Daniel Craig’s exit from the franchise. The actor said that although he is very close to the producers of the franchise, they have not explored the possibility of him stepping into the shoes of one of the most iconic characters in cinema. He recently spoke about the speculation that he will take on the coveted role. “I love the Bond franchise, I’m very close to the producers,” said Elba. “We were all kind of laughing about the rumours because they are just that.” He further said, quoted by People: “I can’t speak for (the producers), but from my perspective, there’s never been any sort of truth to any of it. It’s a compliment, and it’s an honour but it’s not the truth.” Elba’s name entered the mix long before Craig’s final bow as 007 in 2021’s No Time to Die, when Sony Pictures executive Amy Pascal revealed in a leaked 2014 email that she felt “Idris should be the next Bond.” —IANS ‘It was a responsibility’ All work, Ajay Devgn on action sequence with trishul no play? Bollywood star-filmmaker Ajay Devgn said he had to maintain “sensibility” and called it a “responsibility” about his fight sequence with a trishul in Bholaa. Talking about his fight sequence with a trishul, a weapon used by lord by Shiva in Hindu mythology, Ajay said, “I think it was very interesting. It was a little difficult but new too. We had to design, execute and perform it. Had to maintain a sensibility and had a responsibility as I had a trishul in my hand.” Bholaa is a remake of the Tamil film Kaithia, which released in 2019. Ajay has directed the film and is starring in it. The film also AJAY DEVGN & TABU features Tabu. Bholaa is all set to release on March 30. The film also stars Deepak Dobriyal, Sanjay Mishra and Gajraj Rao. — IANS c m y b Zwigato is a film made with so much love. It’s a story of anyone, who wants to do well for their loved ones. Lately, rumours of Aditi Rao Hydari dating actor Siddharth have been doing the rounds. Neither the Rang De Basanti actor nor Aditi confirmed or denied the reports. Now, in a recent interaction, Aditi addressed the dating rumours. Aditi said, ADITI “Since I’m working I am not looking at that. People will talk and you can’t stop them from talking. They will do what they find interesting and I am doing what I find interesting, which is going to the sets. I think it’s ok.” Southern shift Janhvi Kapoor has officially joined the team of the much-awaited film NTR 30 alongside NTR Jr. The film will be directed by Janatha Garage-director Koratala Siva and is slated to have a pan-India release on April 5. Janhvi Kapoor set to debut in South Indian film industry with NTR 30 The film will also mark Janhvi’s debut into the South Indian film industry. As the poster rightly says, ‘Janhvi is all set to sail the boat and becomes calm in the storm from the fierce world of NTR 30. to stay away from TV,” he shares. But what keeps him going is his belief in the universe. “I truly believe that you can manifest all that you truly desire. I always wished to get such a role, to work with Nandita and a strong performer like Shahana. It has been a wish fulfilment and a happy journey.” Kapil calls himself a workaholic and feels blessed to be a part of this project. “I hope to continue working in varied fields and keep in touch with my roots,” he says. Zwigato hits the screens on March 17.
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