03052023-LSTC-01.qxd 5/2/2023 11:18 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Salman takes inspiration from Marvel’s Groot to answer questions about marriage, doing stunts Real hero Vidyut Jammwal turned out to be a real hero as he brought a big smile to a building security guard’s face after posing for a picture with him. IANS LUDHIANA | WEDNESDAY | 3 MAY 2023 The storyso far... Mona J UST two days before the Hindi film, The Kerala Story, hits the cinemas, hullaballoo around the Vipul Amrutlal Shah-backed film has reached the crescendo! On Tuesday, the Supreme Court refused to hear the plea seeking a ban on the film immediately. Veteran singer Gordon Lightfoot no more ‘I am Salman’ Bollywood superstar Salman Khan is a Marvel fan and his favourite character is Groot going by his recent post for the Guardian Of The Galaxy Volume 3. Salman took to his social media, where he shared a promotional video for the upcoming Marvel film. In the clip, he is seen sitting in his vanity and looking at videos of Groot from the film. The Dabangg star then goes to a press conference, where he is asked about his next film’s title, to which he replies in Groot’s mannerism “I am Groot”. As Salman says, “I am Salman”. He is then asked about the dialogues, to which he replies “I am Salman” in different ways. A reporter then asks him if he was scared performing the stunts, to which he again says ‘I am... Salman’, in an intense way. I live in Finally, a female journalist says that all the other Khans Galaxy... Uparwale are married and asked him are my Guardians... about his marriage, to which Swagat karo mere new Salman puts on his headphones and listens to the friend ka on May 5th, title track of the Guardian Of only in cinemas. The Galaxy Volume 3. SALMAN KHAN He captioned the clip, “I live in Galaxy... Uparwale are my Guardians... Swagat karo mere new friend ka on May 5th. only in cinemas #GotGVol3 @Marvel_India.” James Gunn directorial, The Guardians of Galaxy Volume 3 stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan and Pom Klementieff among others. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 releases in India on May 5 in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. —IANS A still from The Kerala Story As the SC refuses to hear the plea seeking a ban on Sudipto Sen's film The Kerala Story, here's a look at the controversy around the film The Kerala Story, directed by Sudipto Sen, stars Adah Sharma, Yogita Bihani, Siddhi Idnani and Sonia Balani in the lead roles. The film’s producer Vipul Amrutlal Shah is also the creative director of the film that’s centred around of a group of women from Kerala who are converted to Islam and join the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and land up in Afghanistan jail. “A spine-chilling, never told before true story – revealing a dangerous conspiracy that has been hatched against India. The Kerala Story is a compilation of the true stories of three young girls. The truth Shall set us free. Thousands of innocent women have been systematically converted, radicalised and their lives destroyed. It’s their side of the story,” reads the film KASHMIR TO KERALA Sudipto Sen is an independent director who has to his credit films Aasma (2018) and The Last Monk (2006). Hindi feature film Aasma, set in Kashmir, highlights a girl’s story under the shadow of terrorism. The Last Monk traces a young newly-married woman from Delhi in search of spirituality. This English film saw its premier at Cannes Film Festival. His documentary Kranti Darshi Guruji Ahead of Times won National Award 2020 for Best Music Direction for Bishakh Jyoti. Sen also directed another documentary In The Name Of Love (2022) that is based on love jihad. ❝ Art has details on different terrorism. “#TheKsocial media handles. eralaStory isn’t always been used for The film is being about elections, propaganda. If someone compared with The feels that what’s shown in this agenda, reliKashmir Files, and gion relifilm is a lie, then they can make gion.. itvs about labelled as a ‘propais a stronger film on the issue. something ganda’ film. Art can only be countered much bigger. Much of the ire is by art. RAJEEV KUMAR, about the protagonist of Life and Death! It DIRECTOR the film identifying heris about terrorism vs self to be ‘one of the 32,000 humanity. Calling it propgirls who have been converted and aganda is covering up the story of buried in the deserts of Syria and each girl whose life was destroyed,” Yemen’ in the teaser that dropped tweeted actor Adah Sharma, who five months ago. The trailer was plays Shalini Unnikrishnan /Fatireleased on April 26 and it men- ma Ba in the film. The film’s tions thousands of girls who are vic- director Sudipto Sen has urged tims. The cast and crew of the film people to give the film a chance. have come out in support of the “Dear my Kerala, you are highest movie, backing the narrative that in literacy. Education taught us the movie is not made with the tolerance. Pls watch#TheKerintention of religion versus reli- alaStory. Why the hurry to make gion, but rather humanity versus opinion? Watch it - if you dislike, India shining Alia Bhatt makes Met Gala debut in floor-sweeping Made in India gown Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt made her debut at MET Gala 2023 in a white gown made with 100,000 pearls by Prabal Gurung. She said that she wanted to wear something that is Made in India. Alia took to Instagram, where she shared a slew of pictures from the gala. Met Gala 2023 took place on May 1 in New York City. It celebrates the opening of the Costume Institute exhibition, ‘ Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty’. Met Gala 2023 proved to be a reunion platform for exes Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian. Several pictures have surfaced online in which Kim and Pete are seen engaged in a discussion. Rapper Usher was also spotted. NATASHA CREATES A BUZZ BARE DARE IT’S BLACK AND WHITE FOR PRIYANKA CHOPRA AND NICK JONAS Supermodel Kendall Jenner opted for a daring look as she bared her derriere while attending the biggest fashion event of the year in New York City. The 27-year-old beauty graced the red carpet at the Met museum in a black sequined bodysuit with floor-length sleeves and sparkly silver collar from Marc Jacobs. Kendall completed her sparkly look with black platform boots Reality show Bride and Prejudice star Dannii Erskine has died in a fatal car accident at the age of 28. Dannii was driving back from the shops on Friday when a “drunk” driver hit her car, her sister Dee said. “As she went through a green light, a driver was intoxicated and T-boned her”, Dee said, adding that Dannii’s “skull was crushed upon impact with the airbag”.—IANS Lil Nas X opts for silver body paint and sparkly rhinestones EXES KIM KARDASHIAN, PETE DAVIDSON REUNITE Priyanka Chopra, who is receiving good response to NATASHA POONAWALLA her streaming show Citadel, and known for putting her as she wore her hair in a best fashion foot forward sleek ponytail. for Met Gala, didn’t disapRapper Lil Nas X point her fans. The actress brought sultry fashion to Rihanna was seen on the Met gala red this year’s Met Gala. The carpet along with her husband Grammy-winning musician Nick Jonas. She wore a sexy black gown wore nothing but a metallic thong with thigh-high slit from ace designer and platform booties. The Industry Valentino. She sported a diamond neck- Baby hitmaker was covered in silver lace worth Rs 204 crore. Interestingly, body paint and sparkly rhinestones all Priyanka’s entry in the bold gown over his body and face. Over his thong, received the loudest cheers. the Old Town Road rapper donned a belt made out of pearls. Socialite-fashionista Natasha Poonawalla sported a structured gown with mirrorwork finishing for this year’s Met Gala. She opted for a sleek ponytail that she adorned with silver accessories. Gone too soon matching fingerless black leather gloves, another Lagerfeld signature. PRIYANKA, NICK TWIN IN MONOCHROME Alia Bhatt in Prabal Gurung’s creation we’ll debate. We worked for seven years for this film in Kerala. We are part of you. We are Indian together...” he posted (sic). The controversy took a political turn. Meanwhile, others have joined the fray. “It may be ‘your’ Kerala story. It is not ‘our’ Kerala story,” tweeted Shashi Tharoor, adding, “Let me stress, I am not calling for a ban on the film. Freedom of expression does not cease to be valuable just because it can be misused. But Keralites have every right to say loud & clear that this is a misrepresentation of our reality.” Director of The Kashmir Files Vivek Agnihotri reverted, “@ShashiTharoor & Company. If you attack a film without seeing it, you are neither an honest & fair person nor a free speech & democratic person. #TheKeralaStory.” Veteran Canadian singersongwriter Gordon Lightfoot has passed away. He breathed his last at the age of 84 on Monday evening. The music laureate who gained significant pop fame in the US during the ‘70s, died at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. Lightfoot’s death was confirmed by his longtime agent, Victoria Lord. Lightfoot topped the Billboard Hot 100 in 1974 with Sundown and also had top five songs with If You Could Read My Mind and The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. All three songs reached No. 1 on the adult contemporary chart. ANI CARA DELEVINGNE’S TRIBUTE TO KARL LAGERFELD Cara Delevingne gave one of the best tributes to legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld at Met Gala 2023. As this year’s theme honors the late designer, it was an emotional night for Delevingne, who was Lagerfeld’s close friend and muse. “I cried on the way here a little bit,” the 30-year-old said. To honor Lagerfeld, the star rocked a reimagined white button-up shirt — a known favourite of the designer — complete with dramatic sleeves and plunging neckline. Delevingne paired the shirtdress with thigh-high black leather leg warmers, black strappy sandals, and Serena Williams RIHANNA, A$AP ROCKY MAKE HEADS TURN The queen of the Met Gala has arrived with her partner finally. Keeping the fashion world waiting, the Diamonds singer Rihanna came fashionably late after 10 pm but did not fail expectations as she wowed with her stunning maternity wear. Rihanna wore a long skirt and an enormous floral hood, all in white, with sunglasses and gloves from Valentino’s collection. Rocky wore a plaid skirt and sparkly jeans teaming it up with multiple Gucci belts. The rapper paid tribute to designer Karl Lagerfeld with his white button-down shirt, black tie and blazer. SERENA WILLIAMS ANNOUNCES PREGNANCY Serena Williams confirmed she is expecting baby number two on Monday, telling reporters at the star-studded Met Gala in New York that there were “three of us” on the red carpet, where she arrived with husband Alexis Ohanian. The 23-times major winner announced last year that she was “evolving away from tennis,” writing in a Vogue magazine article that she wanted to grow her family after welcoming daughter Olympia in 2017. — ANI & IANS Jared Leto steals the show in a cat costume PHOTOS: REUTERS AND PTI c m y b
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