26052023-LSTC-01.qxd 5/25/2023 10:40 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE ONIR’S FILM TO OPEN FESTIVAL Lead role Life Pine Cone, directed by filmmaker Onir, will open the upcoming edition of Kashish Film Festival, which is the largest queer film festival in South Asia. IANS Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor, who received a positive response for his series Farzi, is set to headline an action thriller film helmed by Malayalam director Rosshan Andrrews. IANS CHANDIGARH | FRIDAY | 26 MAY 2023 FAREWELL,LEGEND S FILE PHOTOS: REUTERS OULFUL diva Tina Turner, who had a lengthy run of ‘60s and ‘70s R&B hits and struck major pop stardom during the ‘80s, died after a long illness at her home in Kusnacht, near Zurich, Switzerland, on Wednesday. She was 83. “With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model,” her representative said in a statement. More than a decade after her crossover hit Proud Mary with husband Ike, Tina Turner ascended to the pinnacle of pop fame with the 1984 Capitol Records album Private Dancer. The collection, which spawned a trio of top-10 pop hits, sold five million copies and garnered four Grammy Awards. Beyonce sings with Tina Turner at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in 2008 TRIBUTES TRAIL “How do we say farewell to a woman who owned her pain and trauma, and used it as a means to help change the world?” Angela Bassett, actress Rock ‘n’ Roll icon, Private Dancer hit-maker, winner of eight Grammys, Tina Turner dies at 83 “Epitome of power and passion.” Beyonce, singer “Tina Turner was raw. She was powerful. She was unstoppable. And she was unapologetically herself… Today we join fans around the world in honouring the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll and a star whose light will never fade.” SCREEN ACT Raw-voiced, leggy, peripatetic and provocative onstage, the magnetic Turner, born Anna Mae Bullock in the farming community Nutbush, Tennessee, segued effortlessly into big screen roles. She appeared as the Acid Queen in Ken Russell’s 1975 adaptation of the rock opera Tommy and as villainess Aunty Entity in George Miller’s action sequel Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. She sang the title song, penned by Bono and the Edge of U2, for the 1995 James Bond film Golden Eye. The winner of eight Grammys, Turner was a 1991 Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and was recognised at the 2005 Kennedy Center Honors for her achievements. Turner was still in her teens when she began recording with future husband Ike Turner; their tumultuous partnership produced 15 years of popular singles, culminating in the 1971 crossover smash Proud Mary. In 1976, the vocalist fled her abusive marriage and she detailed her violence-scarred relationship in the 1986 bestseller I, Tina, which served as the basis for the 1993 biopic What’s Love Got to Do With It. In 1993, Turner scored her final Bill Lee, composer and father of Spike Lee, passes away Tina Turner on stage in1993 Barack Obama, former US president “Our first symbol of excellence and unbridled ownership of sexuality! You were my childhood.” Viola Davis, actress “I’m so saddened by the passing of my wonderful friend Tina Turner. She was truly an enormously talented performer and singer. She was inspiring, warm, funny and generous. She helped me so much when I was young and I will never forget her.” Mick Jagger, musician Tina Turner performs at the O2 Arena in London in 2009 “We have lost one of the world’s most exciting and electric performers. A total legend on record and on stage. She was untouchable. Condolences to Erwin and her family. The saddest news.” Elton John, singer Singers Cher and Tina Turner croon together in New York in 1999 “In addition to being a once-in-a-generation talent that changed American music forever, Tina’s personal strength was remarkable. Joe Biden, US president The star of late singer Tina Turner is adorned with flowers on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. REUTERS U.S. top 10 hit with I Don’t Wanna Fight, a song recorded for the top20 soundtrack of the biopic What’s Love Got to Do With It. Director Brian Gibson’s film starred Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett, who both He’s going strong Kabir Bedi will soon make his Kannada film debut South stars Shruti, Bhavya and Naveen Padil. Kabir Bedi says, “Working in a Kannada film was a great and special experience. This is the story of a tribal boy who lived 800 years ago, and people worship him even today. There is a temple built in his name. I am glad that a film has been made about his story. The director of the film, Sudhir Attavar, is talented and has made it with great care. I am sure that the film will touch the hearts of the audience.” “While we mourn the loss of this iconic voice and presence, she gave us more than we could have ever asked.” Bryan Adams, singer received Oscar nods for their work, just as Ike and Tina. SPIRITUAL NOTE A devotee of Buddhist chanting since the early 1970s, who never abandoned the Baptist faith of Get set for Mumbaikar Veteran actor Kabir Bedi is all set to be seen in a Kannada film for the first time. Recently, he was spotted dubbing the film in Mumbai, where he spoke about the story of the film, his character, and the experience of working in a different language for the first time. Producer Trivikram Sapalya and director Sudhir Attavar’s Kannada film Kari Haida? Koragajja under the banner of Druthi Creations and Success Films will feature Kabir Bedi, Sandip Soparkar, and RIP, Bill “She was a role model not only for me, but for the world. She encouraged a part of me I didn’t know existed.” Oprah Winfrey, talk show host Filmmaker Santosh Sivan's thriller drama, starring Vikrant Massey and Vijay Sethupathi, is all set to bring a captivating and unconventional tale Mumbaikar, which spotlights the city of Mumbai and its many layers on OTT. Set against the backdrop of Mumbai's bustling streets, Mumbaikar follows a hyper-linked plot structure, intertwining the lives of various unrelated characters. The film chronicles the journey of the key characters whose lives suddenly converge across multiple events that take place during a 24hour period and subsequently change in the characters' perspectives towards the city and life itself. The thriller drama will stream from June 2 only on Jio cinema. — ANI her youth, Turner released Beyond, a collaborative album of Buddhist and Christian music and chanting in 2012. In 2013 — the same year she relinquished her American citizenship and took up residency Tina Turner celebrates her birthday with friend Erwin Bach and American singer Lionel Richie, at a party in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1998 in Switzerland — Turner married German music exec Irwin Bach, her companion of 27 years. She suffered a number of ailments in her later years, but the most severe of these was kidney disease. — IANS Veteran jazz musician Bill Lee has passed away. Bill Lee, father of renowned filmmaker Spike Lee, breathed his last on Wednesday morning. He was 94. The news was confirmed on Spike Lee’s official Instagram handle where he shared a series of portraits of his late father captured by David Charles Lee. He also shared the album art for his 1989 film Do The Right Thing score, which Bill Lee composed. “My Father, Bill Lee played bass on Bob Dylan’s classic song It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue in his album Bringing It All Home. This morning, May 24th my father made his transition…,” Spike Lee wrote. Bill Lee also wrote the soundtracks for his son’s first three feature films She’s Gotta Have It (1986), School Daze (1988), and Mo’ Better Blues (1990). He also scored an early Spike Lee short, Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads, the first student film to premiere at Lincoln Center’s New Directors/New Films Festival, in 1983. — ANI Seven minutes of glory at Cannes Anurag Kashyap’s film Kennedy gets standing ovation Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is back at the Cannes Film Festival with his film Kennedy and has once again registered a resounding response like all his earlier films, such as Raman Raghav 2.0, Ugly, Bombay Talkies and the two-part gangster drama Gangs of Wasseypur, which made it to the festival. Kennedy, which is a police noir film, received a seven-minute standing ovation at The Grand Lumiere Theatre where it was screened under the midnight screening section at 12:15 am on Thursday (France local time). Kennedy follows the story of an insomniac cop who dwells in different circumstances while looking for redemption. Kashyap was joined at the festival by his friend and frequent collaborator Vikramaditya Motwane, and cast members Rahul Bhatt and Sunny Leone, along with Shariq Patel, Ranjan Singh, Kabir Ahuja, Bhumika Tewari, Neeraj Joshi and Ashima Awasthi. About the film screened at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, Anurag Kashyap said: “It’s always special to show your film to the world at Cannes and it’s a lifetime moment to play at the Grand Theatre Lumiere. Kennedy is a very special film to me and extremely personal too. We have put our heart and soul into making it. The seven-minute long standing ovation from the audience has filled me with gratitude. I am very grateful and excited at the same time.” Talking about her Cannes debut, Sunny Leone said: “I am thrilled to make my Cannes debut with Kennedy being screened here. It’s only a dream few c m y b SUNNY LEONE, ANURAG KASHYAP AND RAHUL BHATT. PHOTO: PTI actors get to live, and I take a lot of pride in being a part of such a prestigious event. I cannot wait to see how the global audience reacts.” The music of the film has been composed by Ashish Narula with Aamir Aziz and Boyblanck. Rahul Bhatt added: “Kennedy is our labour of love. The film is exciting, it keeps you gripped. I am full of gratitude for everyone, especially Anurag, who made this possible.” The film has been produced by Zee Studios and Ranjan Singh, and Kabir Ahuja of Good Bad Films. — IANS
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