16052023-LSTC-01.qxd 5/16/2023 12:40 AM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Amid rumours of dating Tom Cruise, Shakira is focusing on her family Grateful! Beyonce recently posted a photo of her parents and wrote, “Happy Muva’s Day. I love you so much Mama and I’m so grateful for all you do for me.” ANI LUDHIANA | TUESDAY | 16 MAY 2023 Confessionof a brother Are they just friends? Shakira is busy “focusing on her family” after being forced to deny rumours that she is dating Tom Cruise. The pair sparked romance rumours earlier as they were spotted together in Miami at the Formula 1 Grand Prix. A source said there was “chemistry” between Shakira and Hollywood star Tom, 60, following the singer’s painful split from football star Gerard Pique. The 46-year-old singer and Barcelona defender, 36, announced their breakup in June last year after 12 years together. Gerard has since moved on with Clara Chia Marti, 24. According to reports, while Top Gun star Tom was said to be “extremely interested in pursuing Shakira,” a family friend has revealed the pair are just friends and said that Shakira has other priorities. “When friends are in Miami, they get together. The press wants to create a romance, but she’s known Tom for a long time. She’s focused on her family,” Ana Lourdes Martinez said. —IANS W ITH a number of hit tracks, numerous awards and immense fan following, the band, Meet Bros, needs no introduction. One half of the famous duo, Manmeet, came calling to Chandigarh on Monday, and despite the super-duper success they enjoy, he came across as an open, honest and humble person. The visit was to promote their latest track, Confession-Meri Wari Ae, which was shot in Chandigarh. Manmeet says, “We make music for entertainment. But we feel we must also do something for the betterment of society. According to studies learning is way faster when it’s entertaining. Confession is one such attempt!” Manmeet of Meet Bros, in Chandigarh to promote his song, says he & his brother remain a strong team as they have given up their individual identity to be one So, they decided to make a song with a message. “We feel it’s time for us be more karma-conscious. Hence, we weave this interesting song in which a guy, who has cheated on his girlfriends, is now in a phase when he’s in love and his girl isn’t into him. He sings Oo joothe vaade kardi ae, Joothi kasmaan khandi ae, Me kaiyaan ke dil tode ne, Hun meri vari ae! We have given it nice beats and tune, added some good looking faces - Karishma Sharma and Rajniesh Duggal, who star in it. Hopefully, we can drive home the point!” Manmeet shares a close bond with the city. “Chandigarh is the pride of India. I believe every CM of each state in the country must visit and take pointers on how to have a fully functional clean city. Camera- controlling traffic to planned architecture, this is a real beauty!” Originally from Gwalior, the Meet Bros headed to Mumbai post school- Parineeti Chopra, Raghav Chadha express gratitude post engagement 10 music awards, right from IIFA to Dada Saheb Phalke. While receiving award on our behalf (we were travelling), in front of the entire industry, including Amitabh Bachchan to Shah Rukh Khan, my father realised how successful we were. Then he started telling the folks, ‘Meet Bros mere bachche hain’,” he says. Working with his brother has been a blessing, says Manmeet. “It’s very good to enter business with your brother as long as one sets the ground rules. We structured our life. Rule number one is that I and you is over, it’s us now. People still confuse between Manmeet and Harmeet, because it is all about meet Bros. Second rule is that no one can come between us, not even our wives. ” From the point they had started and up till now, the music industry is whole new place. “It’s a new industry now because it’s digital. Software has sure taken over talent to some extent, but technology has also ensured that musicians get their due.” About auto-tune turning anyone into a singer, like Meet Bros made Software has Salman Khan taken over talent to sing famous Hangover for some extent, but Kick, Manmeet technology has also says, “Why not? If someensured that one can sing musicians get their with technology due. coming to aid and bring joy! Trained singers would retain their place, others will bring fresh voices.” Baby Doll, Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan, While Harmeet couldn’t join him on High Heels and Aa To Sahi. this trip due to his health, one doesn’t Not being formally trained in feel his absence as Manmeet begins music proved to be a blessing in dis- each sentence with ‘we’. Their two guise, believes Manmeet, “Our songs very big films are due in June. “One is are simple. Had we been trained, we Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advaniwould probably be caught in the starrer Satyaprem Ki Katha. For this intricacies but with easy lyrics and we have given Gujarati base music. catchy beats we enter the hearts of Then there is Raaj Shaandilyaathe audience!” Ayushmann Khurrana’s Dream Girl Manmeet is honest and his confi- 2. You will be dancing to our numbers dence is not misplaced. “Back in till December,” promises Manmeet. 2015, with Roy we won all the major We are waiting... PHOTO: VICKY Mona ing at Scindia School. “Starting in Mumbai wasn’t easy. The competition is very high.” It took them a couple of years to find their base and as in most Punjabi families the pressure to handle family business was immense. “Our mother stood the ground, even though our father was tired of hearing ‘meetings chal rahin hain’ for years,” he laughs. Starting with acting, producing shows to finally making music, Meet Bros found success with songs like She is incredible Ruth! Nostalgia factor RD Burman’s song Tum Kya Jano... recreated in Vicky, Sara’s new film Zara Hatke Zara Bachke Kate Winslet bags best lead actress title at BAFTA TV PHOTOS: REUTERS ‘Our worlds unite...’ Newly engaged couple, Parineeti Chopra and Raghav Chadha, on Monday dropped a thank you note on their respective social media handles. Taking to Instagram, Parineeti dropped a picture with a message, "Raghav and I are overwhelmed with the love and abundance of positivity we have received over the past few weeks, particularly on our engagement. We both come from different worlds, and it's amazing to know that our worlds also unite with our union. We have gained a bigger family than we could have ever imagined." It continued, "We are so touched by everything we have read/ seen, and we cannot thank you all enough. We embark on this journey knowing that you all are standing with us. A special shout-out to our amazing friends in the media. Thank you for being there through the day and cheering for us." Raghav also shared the same note.—ANI Gone too soon Less than a month after Kpop star Moonbin took his own life at the age of 25, Korean trot singer Haesoo has reportedly died by suicide at the age of 29. Haesoo was found dead in her hotel room. The South Korean police have found a suicide note in the room as well. She was set to perform at an event on May 20. Her demise came into light after the South Korean media outlet Koreaboo reported that they received calls from organisers stating that Haesoo won't be attending the scheduled event as she has passed away. Haesoo was a trot singe,. She made her debut in 2019 and was growing her fan base following the release of her single album, My Life I Will.—IANS Titanic fame star Kate Winslet has been adjudged as the best leading actress at BAFTV TV Awards 2023. Kate marked her first television BAFTA win with her performance in the popular drama series, I Am Ruth. The actor has three BAFTA awards in her career as an actor. She won against a highly competitive nomination consisting of Billie Piper (I Hate Suzie Too), Imelda Staunton for the historical drama, Crown, Maxine Peake (Anne), Vicky McClure (Without Sin) and Happy Valley protagonist Sarah Lancashire. Taking up to the stage in order to deliver her acceptance speech Kate said, “We don’t want it and we want our children back. We don’t want to lie awake terrified for our children’s mental health. To any young people who are listening, please ask for help, there is no shame in admitting you need support, just ask for it.” Winslet turned the announcement into a wholesome moment by stating if the award can be cut in half as she would have loved to share it with her daughter. Winslet’s real-life daughter plays her on-screen daughter too in the show and the duo has received positive reviews regarding the chemistry between the actors. The BAFTA TV Awards took place on May 14. Ben Whishaw won the Leading Actor Award for his performance in This Is Going To Hurt, Tania Nell and Mo Farah won the Single Documentary Award for The Real Mo Farah and Anne-Marie Duff bagged the Supporting Actress Award for Bad Sisters. The girls win The popular sitcom Derry Girls has secured the title for best-scripted com- On Monday, the makers of Vicky Kaushal and Sara Ali Khan-starrer Zara Hatke Zara Bachke unveiled the film’s trailer. In the trailer of the family entertainer, one can hear the recreated version of RD Burman’s hit track Tum Kya Jano Mohabbat Kya Hai from Hum Kisise Kum Naheen film. The song is one of the main highlights of the trailer and left many fans nostalgic. Excited about the film, Vicky said, “Working with Laxman sir and Maddock has been a delightful experience. I had a great time shooting for the film, espe- Kate Winslet won the Best Actress Award Tania Nell & Mo Farah, winner of the Single Documentary Award Ben Whishaw wins Leading Actor Award Anne-Marie Duff, winner of the Supporting Actress Award edy at BAFTA TV Awards, 2023. The show concluded with three seasons and has received crazy love from the audience across the globe. While accepting the award the creator-writer of the show Lisa McGee said, “In the specific, there is the uni- c m y b Meera Syal poses with the Fellowship Award versal, and if you always look in the dark there will be light.” The teen sitcom features actors Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, Nicola Coughlan, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell and Dylan Llewellyn in lead roles. —ANI PHOTO: PTI cially with Sara, and hope the audiences enjoy the film as much as we did making it.” “I am grateful for the opportunity of getting to work with such a talented team. The film has a unique take on relationships, marriages, and I am excited for the audience to witness it”, added Sara. Director Laxman Utekar, of Luka Chupi and Mimi fame, also shared his thoughts, “This movie is close to my heart. It is a story that will resonate with audiences across the country. It is a film that is a perfect family watch that promises to entertain you throughout.” —ANI
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