30032023-LSTL-01.qxd 3/29/2023 11:48 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Parineeti turns pink when asked about Raghav Chadha wedding rumours She’s home US-based Indian actress Freida Pinto is all set to visit Mumbai after a gap of three years. She will attend Christian Dior’s special fashion showcase on Thursday. IANS LUDHIANA | THURSDAY | 30 MARCH 2023 Blastsfrom the past Sheetal T Blushing beauty Actress Parineeti Chaddha blushed when she was asked about her wedding rumours with Rajya Sabha MP and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Raghav Chadha. Viral Bhayani, a celebrity photographer, shared a video on Instagram, where Parineeti was seen getting into her car after she was exiting the airport. Several photographers When asked about the “news” prodded by about her wedding. Giving just a smile, photographers to Parineeti kept walking confirm the rumour, towards her car. She was Parineeti said, asked again and Pari“Thank you. Bye. neeti replied with just a Goodnight.” “Hmm?” When she was prodded again to confirm, Parineeti said, “Thank you. Bye. Goodnight.” Parineeti blushed and smiled again. On the work front, Parineeti will next be seen in Chamkila, directed by Imtiaz Ali. The film, which also stars Diljit Dosanjh, revolves around two popular Punjabi singers Amarjot Kaur and Amar Singh Chamkila. — IANS JUHI CHAWLA & SHAH RUKH KHAN Cricket, controversy and celeb charm—IPL, which entertained us in the past with wholesome entertainment, is set to regale us again with renewed vigour In the eighth edition of the Indian Premier League, the Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper, Virat Kohli, who was then dating actress Anushka Sharma, was found guilty of violating the anti-corruption code of BCCI. The now-married couple had their share of PDA as Sharma used to come as a spectator to watch Virat play. And in one of those matches, Virat met Sharma in the stands when the game was halted due to rain. However, the cricketer was exempted from any charges as the BCCI viewed it as a trivial matter. KATY PERRY PITBULL brown T-shirt and a bucket hat showing her face to the camera. —IANS AKON used expletives. A complaint against SRK was also lodged by the MCA. The ban was lifted after three years in 2015, and the matter was closed in 2019. Bollywood actress Preity Zinta, coowner of Punjab Kings, landed in a controversy when she accused her ex- boyfriend and also co-owner of team Ness Wadia of molestation, threats and abuse in 2014. On October 10, 2018, the Bombay High Court quashed the molestation case. The couple was in relationship since 2005 and in 2008 they bought an IPL team together. And a year later, reportedly ‘A voice rooted in humanity’ Tricity artists hail art and activism of legendary Vivan Sundaram, who passed away on Wednesday VIVAN SUNDARAM (MAY 28, 1943—MARCH 29, 2023) INSTAGRAM@MUSEUMCHD Mona India’s leading conceptual artist Vivan Sundaram breathed his last on Wednesday morning. Nephew of the legendary artist Amrita SherGil, Sundaram earned prominence as a painter, sculptor, photographer and pioneer of installation art in the country, whose works reflected contemporary issues. Born in Shimla in 1943 to Kalyan Sundaram, former chairman of Law Commission of India, and Indira Sher-Gil, sister of Amrita Sher-Gil, he was educated at MS University, Baroda and The Slade School of Fine Art, London in the 1960s. He stopped painting and devoted himself to installation art in the 1990s that comprised sculptures, photographs and videos. His work on his family includes an installation called The Sher-Gil Archive. Sundaram was also the editor of the book, Amrita SherGil: A Self-Portrait In Letters & Writings. His works had been exhibited across the world, including in the Biennials of Kochi (2012). His retrospective, Step Inside And You Are No Longer A Stranger, brought together his 50 years of work and ideas and was held at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi in 2018. Sundaram’s death spread a pall of gloom in the artistic fraternity. His contemporaries hailed his art and activism. “Vivan Sundaram inherited a legacy and emerged as one of the luminous minds in contemporary Indian art. Through his art he gave a visible voice to our hopes, dreams and aspirations, which are symbolised by his use of discarded ordinary objects. In his death we have lost a voice rooted in the hearts of humanity,” said artist Prem Singh. “He represented cultural resistance and experimented across mediums without any c m y b DESI TUNES The earlier jaw-dropping performances were delivered by the likes of Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif. ■ SRK made a grand entry in a helicopter and danced to his numbers in 2013. He also delivered a spectacular performance in Abu Dhabi in 2014. ■ Katrina Kaif has performed multiple times. In 2009 she danced alongside Akon in South Africa and then again in 2016 alongside Dwayne Bravo to his Champion tune. ■ For Season 5 of IPL, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Salman Khan were made a part of the inaugural ceremony. INTERNATIONAL ROUTE ■ The most historic performances include that of international artistes such as Akon at the closing ceremony in 2009. ■ American pop star Katy Perry stole the show with her Indian look, when she delivered one of the most mesmerising opening ceremony performances in the history of IPL in Chennai during the 2012 edition of the game. ■ The International Love hitmaker Pitbull rocked the stage at the closing ceremony in 2013 in Kolkata. ■ IPL player Dwayne Bravo has released his song Champion. (Inputs by Arushi Singh) ALL EYES ON THE OPENING CEREMONY WANKHEDE INCIDENT King Khan courting controversy is a rare thing. But it is one of the controversial pages in the IPL history when Shah Rukh Khan was banned from Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. The infamous brawl between Kolkatta Knight Riders-owner King Khan and security personnel in the 2012 edition of the IPL led to a fiveyear ban on SRK from entering the Wankhede Stadium by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA). Reportedly, post KKR’s 32-run victory against Mumbai Indians (MI) in the day-night match on May 16, 2012, Shah Rukh Khan got engaged in an aggressive scuffle and it was alleged by the security guard that the actor PREITY ZINTA ICONIC PERFORMANCES GIRLFRIEND DRAMA Maisie in Mumbai Actress Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark in the series Game of Thrones, is in Mumbai and she shared her excitement on social media. Maisie will be joining actress Freida Pinto for the Christian Dior show. The star took to Instagram, where she shared a video of her hotel room in Mumbai and seemed dazzled after seeing Indian decor. The clip shows Maisie, dressed in a white and HE Indian Premier League is back in action beginning March 31. Fans are thrilled as the IPL returns to its old format of home-away (where each team will play seven matches at home and seven away). And, to welcome back the spectators in style, BCCI has announced the splendid comeback of the opening ceremony as well as closing ceremony after a gap of four years. As the 16th season is set to begin, we bring the celeb moments from the past seasons of the IPL. fear of failure. He was well informed, and was connected with every inch of space and time. He was pioneer across artistic disciplines, be it installation, fusion of photography montages, video, sculpture, painting and more. An erudite speaker, fluent writer, philanthropist, curator, organiser of art events, he was also the founder of Shergil Sundaram Art Foundation,” said Diwan Manna, chairman, Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi. Tirthankar Bhattacharya, professor, Department of Art History & Visual Arts, too fondly remembers Sundaram, “I have had a long association with him as my father DC Bhattacharyya was his friend. His works were prolific and ahead of the times. He was open to new ideas in his approach, method and style.” Roshini Vadehra, director of Vadehra Art Gallery, called his demise ‘a great loss to the global art community’. “His political activist side was one that we all admired and drew strength from,” shared Vadehra. Sundaram was 79. He is survived by his wife, art historian and-critic Geeta Kapur. The 16th edition of the IPL is set to feature dazzling performances by Rashmika Mandanna and Tamannaah Bhatia at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. There will be an inaugural match between Chennai Super Kings vs Gujarat Titans on March 31 at 7:30 pm. Ness slapped the actress at a party and they broke up. In the long charge-sheet, Zinta alleged that on May 30, 2014, during an IPL match at the Wankhede Stadium, Ness was hurling abuses at the staff over ticket distribution and when she told him to calm down he abused her by grabbing her arm. PROPOSAL TIME Cricketer Deepak Chahar in 2021 became famous for his unique proposal idea. He was playing for Chennai Super Kings in Dubai against Punjab Kings and after the match, Oil is well! Manoj Bajpayee, in a recent media interaction, opened up about falling in love with his wife Shabana Raza, who goes by the screen name of Neha. Admitting that he is not a romantic person at all, Manoj revealed that it was “love at first sight” for him. Manoj shared that he crossed paths with Shabana at Hansal Mehta’s party and was left in awe of her. Sharing details about the special evening, Manoj said, “I was completely mesmerised. Not only with her beauty but also with the fact that she came to such a big the spinner pulled out a ring and proposed to his long-time girlfriend Jaya Bhardwaj in the stands. NOT A GUEST APPEARANCE In IPL 2022, Ranveer Singh appeared in the commentary box to promote his film Jayeshbhai Jordaar. But the actor refused to leave the space after his time up and continued to sit and talk with former cricketer and commentator Irrfan Pathan. The hilarious incident was caught on camera. Ranveer said, "Mujhe nahi jana, mujhe yahi rahna hai. Meri naukri laga do Irrfan saab.' Manoj Bajpayee opens up on falling in love with wife Shabana Raza party with oiled hair and didn’t care about what others were going to say. The real person inside her really impressed me more than her beauty.” More talks and meetings followed and the couple got hitched in 2006. Sharing his thoughts on love, Manoj stated that love is difficult and that one has to shed ego and arrogance for a solid relationship like marriage.
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