22052023-LSTC-01.qxd 5/21/2023 10:17 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE ‘LOTS OF ME,’ SAYS ANANYA The rising star Ananya Panday makes sure there should not be any dull moment if someone visits her Instagram profile. Sharing a mixed bag of pictures, the Student of the Year 2 actor captioned her recent post, “A little bit of this and a little bit of that but lots of me...” Angry man Hollywood star Alec Baldwin has been accused of losing his temper and “yelling” at a waitress when he attended the 2023 PEN America Spring Literary Gala. IANS CHANDIGARH | MONDAY | 22 MAY 2023 It’s gem of an idea Mona T HE pearl is the queen of the gems and the gems of the queens, said American actress and Princess of Monaco Grace Kelly. Going by the mighty show of pearl power at Met Gala 2023, which was a tribute to Karl Lagerfeld, what one can do with the precious drops fired up one’s imagination. Alia Bhatt, dressed in a pearl-drenched Taking inspiration from the red carpet, designers tell us how to add pearls in our fashion game Prabal Gurung gown; Kim Kardashian in a Schiaparelli gown made with pearl strands; Penélope Cruz in a veil-like hood over a strapless gown tied together with a pearly belt; Karlie Kloss announcing her second pregnancy draping her growing bump in a 90s-inspired pearl belt; Serena Williams doing the same with a Gucci monochrome gown dressed with strings of pearls...it is the reign of the pristine white jewels everywhere. “I think for those, who have not lived the vintage life, Met Gala’s tribute to Karl Lagerfeld was a good way to live the history of fashion. The event evoked nostalgia,” says fashion designer Narendra Kumar, who loved Alia Bhatt’s pristine pearl look. The Kim Kardashian didn’t cut ice with the designer though, “That many pearls would be uncomfortable,” he says. “From accessories to ensemble, pearls Penelope Cruz wears a pearl belt Karlie Kloss highlights her baby bump with pearls Whitney Peak in a pearl-studded top Serena Williams in a Gucci monochrome gown with pearls strings have lately made a huge leap,” says designer Siddhartha Bansal. According to him, one can make a statement with such an eye-catching ensemble while attending a cocktail or high tea. “One can use pearls as high collar and strings for sleeves or embellishment on the blouse!” Ritu Kochhar, founder director, INIFD, sees pearls as the most versatile piece of jewellery that goes with almost every out- fit. “Pearl strings with a saree just like Maharani Gayatri Devi or Sharmila Tagore, or with a crisp cotton shirt paired with formal pants or even denims, a shift dress with a V neckline, white cultured pearls can lift up any ensemble and make one look very feminine,” says Kochhar. Pearls work as the perfect summer embellishment. She vouches, “Pearl work on bridal sarees, dupattas, suits, formal tops or even blouse neckline to accessories like bags, belts, headgear or even nail art. There is so much that one can do with it!” Designer Jasmine Bains loves pearls. “We love pearls both in India and Pakistan. The use of pearl has always intensified the look of an outfit, be it an evening dress or a cocktail gown. Even a small strip of pearls on a T-shirt can enhance ‘I’ve been blessed with this body’ THE CAST AND CREW OF KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON PHOTOS: REUTERS & PTI Harrison Ford gives a classic reply to 'still very hot' comment at Cannes Hollywood star Harrison Ford proved why he is one of the most popular actors in Hollywood following his brilliant response to comments that he is “still very hot” at the age of 80. The actor was clearly taken aback when a member of the media complimented his looks and physique during his latest film Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, where he returns as the main character for the fifth time. The stars of the fifth installment of the movie franchise were all in attendance at the Cannes Film Festival, where Harrison was given a five-minute standing ovation following the world premiere. He also received the Palme d’Or - the highest ranked award of the ceremony - as he made a rare red carpet appearance with his wife Calista Flockhart on the French Riviera. Co-stars Mads Mikkelsen and Phoebe Waller-Bridge were sitting alongside Harrison during a press conference when the journalist fired her shot at the veteran actor. She said, “Look, I still think you are very hot,” before the room of the reporters and the stars themselves burst into laughter, ‘WO AA GAYA’ Harrison Ford Shannon Kumar Sanu with Harrison blinking twice as he digested the compliment. “And, we were stunned to see you take your shirt off in the second scene. I mean you have still got it. How do you keep fit? And can you ride a horse?” Harrison responded in his true comedic style, “Let me tell ya, yeah I can ride a horse. If they let me! Look, I have been... erm... I’ve been blessed with this body,” to which a chorus of laughter echoed around the room once again. De Niro and Lily Gladstone, which tells the story of a dark, largely unexplored chapter of American history, is connected with theatregoers in the French Riviera. Even after sitting through a movie that was longer than Titanic, the crowd was so enraptured that they sprang to their feet and applauded for nine minutes. Cannes clearly loves Leo and Scorsese, who returned to the festival for the first time since 1985’s After Hours. STAGGERING RESPONSE GOING FOR THE KILL Veteran filmmaker Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon recently premiered to the biggest standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival so far. The three hour and 26 minute drama starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Director Todd Haynes brought a delicious psychodrama to the Cannes Film Festival with the world premiere of his May December starring Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore. Captivating the Cannes crowd, the film earned a six-minute standing ovation at the festival’s Grand Palais. Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is currently in France for the premiere of his film Kennedy at the prestigious Cannes film festival 2023. On Sunday, Anurag Kashyap took to his Instagram account and shared a picture on his stories in which he could be seen posing with director Vikramaditya Motwane on the red carpet. “Wo aa gya!!! WO AA GAYA Mer film ke liye WO AA GAYA,” he captioned the picture, followed by multiple red heart emoticons. WHO'S THIS GIRL? Shannon Kumar Sanu has attended the premiere of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. Shannon says, "It feels incredible, but honestly, I was super nervous to walk on the Cannes red carpet. I am so happy to be invited to the legendary Harrison Ford's movie premiere. It feels surreal that I was posing at the same time as Mr Ford was on the carpet! You know those moments you cannot put into words but are extremely special for you? This was one of them." Shannon was invited for this movie screening, which is all set to release on June 30 across cinemas.—IANS & ANI c m y b Alia Bhatt in a Prabal Gurung outfit the style game. Not only in clothes, but pearls can play an important role in home décor as well. It can light up the whole interior of one’s house,” says Bains. Designer Supriya Jain calls pearls the perfect summer accessory. “Use of pearls will now be prevalent in the fashion as it can be used in embroidery, on side slits of kurtas and on borders of dresses,” she says. (With inputs by Muskaan)
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