01052023-LSTC-01.qxd 4/30/2023 11:04 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Seven years As his debut film Baaghi completed seven years of its release, actor Tiger Shroff penned down a heartfelt note which said the film gave him an identity in the industry. IANS LUDHIANA | MONDAY | 1 MAY 2023 In Chandigarh, famous singer and actor Diljit Dosanjh says despite his busy schedule, he is committed to doing one Punjabi film a year Sheetal S ‘It is only my fault’ My love stories will go with me to the grave, says Salman Khan Bollywood superstar Salman Khan recently admitted that he has been ‘unlucky in love’, probably because of his own faults. On the chat show Aap Ki Adalat, when asked whether he intended to write an autobiography on his love affairs, he replied: “My love stories will go with me to the grave.” About his marriage, he replied: “Jab aisi koi aayegi, toh ho jayega, sir (when somebody will come, it will happen). Actually, sabhi achhe hain (all my previous girlfriends were good), the fault lies in me. When the first one left, it could have been her fault, when the second one and then the third one left, there could be faults with them, but with the fourth one, doubt creeps in whether fault lies with them or me. In the fifth case, it could have been 60:40. But when more left, it was then confirmed that it was my fault. None of them had any fault. It is only my fault. Probably a kind of fear in their mind that I may not be able to give them happiness in life. I am sure they are all happy wherever they are.” The host asked again: “The whole world wants to know when you will marry?” And Salman replied: “Jab upar wala chahega, sir (When God Almighty wills so). Two individuals are needed for marriage. In the first case, marriage did not happen. When I said yes, somebody said, no. When somebody said yes, I said no. Now there is ‘no’ from both sides. When both sides say ‘yes’, the marriage will take place. There is still time. I am 57. I want this time to be the first and last. Matlab ek biwi honi chahiye.” And how many children does he want? Salman replied: “As many as possible. Many. If I have one, and another after 5-6 years, I can play with them for 20-25 years. This is called dedication, consistency, persistence.” – IANS Son of the soil my sister was. But when I was seven or eight years old, my teacher used to write poems and made me recite those. Soon, I became known as a kalakaar in school.” INGER-ACTOR Diljit Dosanjh has made the nation proud by becoming the first Indian artiste to perform at Coachella, the world’s biggest music festival held in California last weekend. And the busiest star of Punjab arrives in Chandigarh via Mumbai to promote his upcoming film Jodi with Nimrat Khaira. He shares, “My producers have themselves arrived from Canada and I have come from Coachella to tell that Jodi is finally releasing on May 5. The film was offered to me 2018, but due to Covid it got delayed.” Whether the film would repeat the magic for Pollywood like Pathaan did for Bollywood, Diljit is no mood to make comparisons. But one thing he assures — despite his busy schedule, he is committed to doing one Punjabi film a year. Flavour of the land Jodi, a period film about the times when musical akharas were famous in Punjab, it also reminds of another project that Diljit is part of, Chamkila, a biopic by Imtiaz Ali that is in the making. While one compares, Diljit differentiates, “One is a fictional story and the other is a biopic. So not just the character’s look but also the subject is different, but from the same times of course.” As to whether acting was always a plan, the Udta Punjab actor says, “I was never interested in studying, but Changing times Diljit hails technological advancements, as any artiste today is able to post content online and achieve success. “When I started in 2002, you needed people who could help you become an artiste. Punjabi artistes also woke up late to the concept of royalty. I was also amazed when a music company owner informed how he was earning royalties of Chamkila’s songs. Before that I thought we release songs and when they are a hit, we earn from live performances.” Singer or actor... Is another question that Diljit used to think a lot about earlier, but now he says, “I have stopped judging myself. I earlier used to think of myself as a singer, but then many people gave me good feedback on acting.” Diljit’s dressing sense has also become one of the talking points in the fashion world and he admits to being his own stylist. When it comes to Bollywood and to be taken as a serious ‘turbaned’ actor, Diljit says, “It a huge accomplishment.” He credits both Punjab 1984 and Udta Punjab for helping his cause as an actor. Diljit shares, “My first Punjabi film was a flop and the producer told me that it was because of the turban. And I When Denise was trolled Actress Denise Richards has admitted she was left "heartbroken" after being criticised for her James Bond role. The 52-year-old actress played Dr Christmas Jones in The World Is Not Enough, but was trolled for her performance after wearing a crop top and a tiny pair of shorts. Denise starred alongside Pierce Brosnan in the film. — IANS DENISE RICHARDS … Family, friends remember Rishi Kapoor on his third death anniversary usually happens...But it brings the family closer. It makes you understand life. It makes you value your loved ones, priorities, what matters and doesn’t matter,” the 40year-old said. Rishi Kapoor’s colleague Jackie Shroff remembered him as one of the finest actors Indian cinema had ever seen. “His charm, his twinkling eyes, his beautiful smile, were very endearing. There was a time when our group of friends would hang around Meet the leading lady “Jodi was offered to me when I was working on Lahoriye by the same director, Amberdeep Singh. It was an opportunity you don’t think twice about. But of course we have waited for long for the release. Diljit is a senior actor and getting a chance to work with him has been a phenomenal experience. Also, I always wanted to sing something that has a recall value of old duet songs and it feels great to transform that wish into reality.” — NIMRAT KHAIRA, SINGER-ACTOR humbly accepted that feedback, but by then I had already shot for Jinhe Mera Dil Luteya, which worked at the box-office and broke records in those times. So had the second film not worked, I wouldn’t have been an actor.” Abhishek responds to troll: ‘Aishwarya certainly doesn’t need my permission to do anything’ Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan complimented his wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for her work in the recently released Mani Ratnam-directorial Ponniyin Selvan: 2 on Twitter. ‘He was one of the finest’ For three decades, Rishi Kapoor personified the Bollywood romantic hero and on his third death anniversary, family, friends and collaborators remember his ‘charm’ and ‘endearing’ personality. Rishi Kapoor, who acted in films ranging from 1973’s Bobby to the political drama Mulk in 2018, died at 67 on April 30, 2020, after a two-year battle with leukaemia. For his son, Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor, ‘nothing can prepare’ a person for dealing with a void a parent’s demise creates in their lives. “The biggest thing that happens in an individual’s life is when you lose one of your parents. That really is something.... Especially when you’re nearing your 40s, that’s the time when something like this PHOTO: VICKY Mumbai’s Nepean Sea road, and I would meet him there. He was my favourite. He was so good. He was so good in romance, comedy and emotion. He was one of the finest,” Shroff said. His co-star from 1993 film Anmol, Manisha Koirala, said they all used to address him as ‘Lord Chintu ji’ on the sets. “His level of freshness, energy and charm that he would bring... The way he would dance, I don’t think anybody can replace him. In his later films, he was doing characters but he was performing brilliantly, so naturally. There is a huge space left after he has gone. I don’t think that can be filled with anybody else. Rishi Kapoor was a natural born actor.” — PTI c m y b Apt reply However, one Internet user asked Abhishek to let Aishwarya sign more films on AB’s tweet. Abhishek, who is known for his sense of humour, didn’t leave a chance to school the user. Lavishing praise on his wife, Abhishek had tweeted, “#PS2 is simply fantastic! At a loss for words right now. So overwhelmed. Well done to the entire team #ManiRatnam @chiyaan @trishtrashers @actor_jayamravi @Karthi_Offl and the rest of the cast and crew. And so, so proud of the Mrs. Her best by far.” Replying to the same, the Internet user wrote, “As you should! Now let her sign more movies and you take care of Aaradhya.” Abhishek, who was recently seen in a cameo appearance in the Ajay Devgn-starrer Bholaa, responded, “Let her sign? Sir, she certainly doesn’t need my permission to do anything. Especially something she loves.” — IANS A good student Sunny Leone struggles with dancing on the spot, but learns her steps Recently, Bollywood star Sunny Leone reflected on the impact of dance on her life and career. Leone, who is widely known for her dance performances in songs like Desi Look, Baby Doll, and more, opened up about her struggles with impromptu dance. Leone said, “Dancing on the spot is something that doesn’t really come to me. I try to be a good student and learn my steps properly. I rehearse and practice a lot until I feel it looks nice.” “Dancing has changed my life. Before I came to Bollywood, I never really danced. Then I started dancing and realised I really enjoyed the music more. It allowed me to come out of my shell,” she added.
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