01062023-LSTC-01.qxd 5/31/2023 11:03 PM Page 1 c m y b Nargis Fakhri begins shooting for her next project in Varanasi TRIBUNE Fall guy? Bruce Springsteen’s fans had their hearts in their mouths as the Boss had a fall during his gig in Amsterdam. The singer, 73, took a tumble as he tried to walk up the steps at Johan Cruyff Arena. IANS CHANDIGARH | THURSDAY | 1 JUNE 2023 Mona Work begins Nargis Fakhri has commenced shooting for her next project. The yet-to-be-announced project went on the floors recently in Varanasi. On Wednesday, treating her fans with glimpses of her exciting new journey, Nargis posted Instagram stories from the shoot location. She captioned the first picture, “WaitNargis Fakhri ing for the next shoot,” where was recently the Madras Cafe actress can featured in a music be seen relaxing in a camp. video, titled Fayaah She also posted a video from Fayaah, alongside the streets of Varanasi and wrote, “#shootlife @3:41.” In singer Guru another story, she shared a picRandhawa. ture of graffiti from the streets of Varanasi. “I love all of these beautiful murals”, she wrote. Recently, she was featured in a music video, titled Fayaah Fayaah, alongside singer Guru Randhawa. Nargis also shared her experience working on the music video. — ANI A CTOR-SINGER Ranjit Bawa can sure hold his audience, be it on stage or screen. An interview with him, on a rainy Wednesday morning, also reveals that he can hold his listeners in a spell, churning humour out of the ordinary, making light of situations, howsoever, grave they may be! The heavy cordon of security around After its Cannes Film Festival screening, which was followed by a five-minute standing ovation, the makers of Anurag Kashyap’s neo noir thriller Kennedy hosted a star-studded special show in Mumbai on Tuesday night. Celebrities such as Shabana Azmi, Shekhar Kapur, Sudhir Mishra, Manoj Bajpayee, Varun Grover, Piyush Mishra, Vijay Varma, and more came for the screening and let their hair down. Sunny Leone made a starry appearance, dressed in a denim-ondenim ensemble. Shabana Azmi made the evening special for fans with her signaturestyle humour. Rushing to be photographed with the celebrated filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, she said, “It will be a paisa vasool moment. I want to take a picture with Shekhar.” Kennedy has been written and directed by Anurag Kashyap. It stars Rahul Bhat and Sunny Leone in the lead roles. The film marks the third collaboration of Kashyap and Bhat after Ugly (2013) and Dobaaraa (2022). It is the story of an insomniac ex-police officer who operates secretly for the corrupt system. Backed by Good Bad Films and Zee Studios, the film also stars Megha Burman, Abhilash Thapliyal and Mohit Takalkar. —IANS THE TRUTH BEHIND LIES For director Ishan Chopra, LehmberGinni was a long project. The story idea from the friend came just before Covid, he worked on the story throughout the pandemic and shot in March 2021. It sees the release in mid of 2023. “We play on the biggest contradiction of life. They say ‘don’t lie’ but there is no person in world, who doesn’t. When a wife asks a husband ‘how do I look’, would he rather say the truth or die? Our film finds this contradiction and weaves a beautiful romcom around it,” says the director, who has Doorbeen (2019) to his credit. The director aspires to bring a mega-budget fantasy film in Pollywood next! Ranjit Bawa is happy to play a suited-booted character in LehmberGinni and the icing on the cake is that he is the solo hero him doesn’t dampen his spirits. Bawa is jovial as he sits down to chat about his upcoming film LehmberGinni. He plays the character of Lehmber, who is a compulsive liar. Bawa not just fell in love with the character and the story, but also the fact that LehmberGinni is going to be a film in which he plays the solo lead character, after starring in many multi-starrers. “In a multi-starrer, viewers’ attention gets divided, one’s work gets praised vis-à-vis others, but in this one, everyone is going to sit and judge me,” he laughs. Also that for once he gets to wear nice clothes. “I usually get pendu (rural) characters, always dressed in chadra or kurta pajama. This time around I get to wear fancy attires.” Finding a co-star in Mahira Sharma, Bawa goes, “Mahira has done good Good idea Aamir Khan, who attended the trailer launch of the Punjabi film Carry On Jatta 3 in Mumbai, said he would love to do a film with comedian and TV host Kapil Sharma. The superstar showed up along with the entire ensemble cast of Carry On Jatta 3 and, to evoke the Punjabi spirit, he also broke into a Bhangra. Kapil Sharma also attended the trailer launch. When asked about why he never promotes any of his films on The Kapil Sharma Show, Aamir said, “Usually, I am busy during a film’s release. I am travelling and promoting the film in different cities and overseas, and it has somehow never worked out with Kapil Sharma. I even told him that, when I am free, I will come to his show, we don’t have to worry about a film.” work. I want the film to work for her sake. Our Punjabi film industry is dominated by just four or five actresses. It would be good to have new faces.” The duo came together in the song, Koka. Ask him about his equation with his co-stars, Bawa says, “With male co-stars you still bond but with heroines, there is a shot and right after, four-five people gather around her to fix her makeup and dress, there is hardly any interaction.” Parahuna 2 is another film, which will release next. After that Bawa is planning to take a break to focus on While on the subject of Kapil Sharma, a reference had to be made to the comedy drama, Andaz Apna Apna, starring Aamir and Salman Khan. When asked if he would like to pair with Kapil Sharma for another hit like this old comic caper, Aamir said, “Andaz Apna Apna was a commercial failure, it was a flop, but later with the help of home entertainment it sort of picked up.” He then addressed Kapil and said, “Kapil Sharma and me, doing a film together? I would love that. Hey listen Kapil, let’s do a movie. I would love to do a movie with Kapil.” Carry On Jatta 3, helmed by Smeep Kang, stars Gippy Grewal, Sonam Bajwa, Binnu Dhillon, Jaswinder Bhalla and Gurpreet Ghuggi in lead roles. It is set to hit theatres this June 29. — IANS (L-R) KAPIL SHARMA, GIPPY GREWAL AND AAMIR KHAN Dil To Pagal Hai reunion Karisma Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit, who worked together in Dil To Pagal Hai, recently reunited and treated fans with their “dance of Friendship” video. Karisma dropped a video featuring Madhuri and captioned it, “Dance of Envy Friendship.” In the video, Karisma and Madhuri can be seen grooving to Balam Pichkari from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. —ANI c m y b Karisma Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit leave fans nostalgic with new dance video his singing career. “My close ones have pointed out that my choice of films hasn’t been on par lately. Also, I have been rather careless about my singing career. I want to now work on it diligently as this has gotten me recognition in the first place!” While he has an elaborate plan for his music, including shows in the UK, films have to take a backseat. “Post the income tax raids, I can only watch a film in theatre, not make one,” he laughs. He’s open and honest about his tryst in Bollywood lanes. “A film came my way but I wasn’t sure about it, so I let it go. I auditioned and got through another prestigious project but it clashed with my tour schedule.” As for playback singing, “I gave vocals for a few songs, including one for Pritam, but I don’t know when it would be out. You know one has to be respectful and can’t demand details first time,” he chuckles. LehmberGinni is the story of Lehmber and Ginni, and it has nothing to do with the brand, Lamborghini. But knowing Punjabis’ penchant for big brands, we ask Bawa on his favourites. “I am totally a non-brand person. Once I was in Rome airport and went window shopping at Gucci showroom. I had a feeling that someone in the staff had identified me and I thought they would think this big a singer whiling away time, so I bought a pair of shoes I didn’t even like. As I paid they asked to be clicked. The whole fiasco cost me Rs 35,000!” LehmberGinni hits the screens on June 2. What a gentleman! Aamir wants to do a film with Kapil ANI Shabana’s ‘paisa vasool’ moment PHOTO: VICKY From chadrato suits Welcome to the old dad gang The Godfather duo, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, two of the greatest actors of all time, have joined a group of entertainment industry stars welcoming children with much-younger partners well into their twilight years. Academy Award-winner Al Pacino is expecting his fourth child with his 29-yearold girlfriend Noor Alfallah. Al Pacino already has three adult children, 22-year-old twins with his ex-girlfriend Beverly D’Angelo and a 33year-old daughter, Julie Marie, with his ex-girlfriend Jan Tarrant. Alfallah, who is expecting her first child with the Scarface actor, is already eight months pregnant. She had previously romanced Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger. Reports of a romance between Alfallah and Al Pacino came in April 2022 when both of them were seen dining together and as per sources they had been secretly dating since the Covid-19 pandemic. — ANI After Robert De Niro becomes father at 79, Al Pacino expects fourth child at 83 Actress Kate Beckinsale is the latest actor to offer evidence that Keanu Reeves is the nicest actor in Hollywood. The Underworld star returned to the Cannes Film Festival this year, where she attended the annual amfAR charity gala among other events, which must’ve had her thinking about her first time at Cannes in 1993 for the premiere of Kenneth Branagh’s Shakespeare adaptation Much Ado About Nothing. Recently, Beckinsale discovered a photo of her on the 1993 Cannes red carpet and revealed that her costar Keanu Reeves jumped in to help prevent what could’ve been a huge wardrobe malfunction on her first Cannes carpet.“I had bought the bodysuit in the Sock shop at the airport and when I got in the car to drive to the premiere with Denzel and Pauletta Washington, all the poppers in the crotch popped themselves open,” she said.—IANS Kate Beckinsale praises Keanu Reeves for helping her avert a wardrobe malfunction at Cannes
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