03062023-LSTL-01.qxd 6/2/2023 10:37 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE IT’S CONFIRMED! Dancing girl Life Talking point Al Pacino reportedly demanded a paternity test from his 29-year-old girlfriend Noor Alfallah as he doubted her pregnancy. Noor went through with the test, and it’s proven that the Hollywood star is indeed the father of her child. She is reportedly eight months pregnant. IANS After her visit to Cannes, Shruti Haasan flew to the UK to resume shooting for her film, The Eye. During a visit to a restaurant in London, she wowed everyone there with an impromptu gig. IANS LUDHIANA | SATURDAY | 3 JUNE 2023 Sheetal A S Indian cricketer Shubhman Gill is making his debut as a voiceover artiste for this Friday release, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, in Punjabi, we talk about other Indian celebs, who made animated characters memorable with their powerful voice in the past. Cricketer Shubhman Gill’s entry into the field of voice-overs makes us re-assess a field which, up till now, has been dominated by Bollywood actors SHAH RUKH KHAN Look who’s back Dwayne Johnson to return as Hobbs in new Fast and Furious film Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson recently featured in the Fast X end credit scene which increased fans’ excitement for the upcoming installment of the super-hit franchise. On Thursday, the Jumanji actor dropped a video and confirmed the news that he is all set to return as Luke Hobbs in the upcoming untitled film of the Fast and Furious series. Taking to Twitter, he shared the video and wrote, “Hobbs Is Back. Luke Hobbs will be returning to the Fast & Furious franchise. Your reactions around the world to Hobbs’ return in Fast X have blown us away. In the next Fast & Furious film you’ll see the legendary lawman. The Hobbs movie will serve as a fresh, new chapter and set up for FASTX: Part II. Last summer Vin and I put all the past behind us. We’ll lead with brotherhood and resolve and always take care of the franchise, characters & fans that we love. I’ve built my career on an “Audience First” mentality and that will always DWAYNE JOHNSON serve as my North Star. Congratulations to my Fast Family & Universal Studios on the global success of FAST X and as always, Hobbs & @SevenBucksProd are motivated to help take the Fast franchise to new and exciting places for fans worldwide. “Daddy’s gotta go to work” Directed by Louis Leterrier Fast X the 10th film of the super-hit franchise was released on May 19 and received massive responses from the fans. The film starred Vin Diesel, Jason Momoa, Jason Statham, John Cena, Brie Larson, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang, Scott Eastwood, Michael Rooker, Daniela Melchior, Alan Ritchson, Helen Mirren and Cardi B in the lead roles. – ANI RANVEER SINGH Your reactions around the world to Hobbs’ return in Fast X have blown us away. SHOWING THE WAY Shah Rukh Khan, the Badshah of Bollywood, was among the pioneers who started this trend in India. In his debut voiceover movie, The Incredibles, while SRK gave voice to the role of the protagonist, Lajawab (Mr. Incredible), in the Hindi remake titled, Hum Hain Lajawab, his son Aryan Khan gave voice for the character Tez (The Dash), the son of Mr. Incredible, in 2004. Actor Javed Jaffery who entertained the Indian teens for many years through Hindi- dubbed Japanese shows, Takeshi’s Castle and Ninja Warrior, as the narrator, had also voiced for the character of Bunti Sankimaan (Buddy Pine) for the same animated film. Later in 2018, for the sequel of the series, Kajol too lent her voice for the role of Elastigirl (Helen Pare). SRK’s voiceovers were replaced by Deepak Tijori. And the father-son jodi, SRK and Aryan Khan, again lent their voice for Mufasa and Simba, respectively, in the 2019 film, The Lion King. COUPLE AFFAIR Owing to the gossip and headlines that the then dating couple, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan (now married) made, they were the first choice to voice-play the lead hero and heroine in the animated film, Roadside Romeo in 2018. Saif Ali Khan & Kareena Kapoor Khan PRIYANKA CHOPRA OTHERS WHO ARE GAME FOR IT Dwayne Johnson (The rock) A former professional wrestler, he did the voiceover for Maui in Moana in 2016. He also lent his voice in Ferdinand for the character of Krypto the Superdog in 2017. John Cena John Cena along with The Undertaker and Triple H (Paul Michael Levesque), the wrestling champions have voiced the role of J.C (a penguin), Undertaker and Hunter, respectively in Surf’s Up 2: Wave Mania, released in 2016. In Bumblebee, Cena voiced for the character of Agent Burns in 2018. GLOBAL DESI Our desi girl Priyanka Chopra dubbed the part of Ishani, an Indian plane, in the Disney animated film Planes, released in 2013. In another popular Hollywood film, ARSHAD WARSI The Jungle Book, in 2016, PC also dubbed for the part of Kaa. In her latest voiceover stint, she along with her cousin sister Parineeti were the voices for Elsa and Anna in the Hindi remake of Frozen 2. IN THE FANTASY ZONE Aishwarya Rai Bachchan joined the Disney paradise and left her fans star-struck as she lent her voice to the much-loved character of Angelina Jolie in the movie, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, in 2019. Ice Age is one of the most popular animated series, and who better than the comic master Arjun Kapoor to lend his voice for Buck in the Hindi remake of Ice Age: Collision Course, which was released in 2016. Arshad Warsi, a gifted actor with great comic timing, dubbed for Jack Sparrow in the Hindi remake of the all-time favourite movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s VARUN DHAWAN Revenge, released in 2017. IN COMPANY OF SUPER-HEROES ■ Released in 2014, Vivek Oberoi dubbed for the part of Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. ■ Varun Dhawan left his fans awestruck when he lent his voice for the Hindi remake of Marvel’s superhero film, Captain America: Civil War in the year 2016. ■ Tiger Shroff voiced for the protagonist’s role in Spider-man: Homecoming, released in 2017. ■ Ranveer Singh surprised fans with his voice in the Hindi remake of Deadpool 2 in 2018. SHUBH-MAN FROM PUNJAB Shubhman Gill has become the nation’s heartthrob after this IPL season. And now, he is the voice for the Punjabi Spider-Man in the film Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. (Inputs by Shereen Jalali) What’s brewing? Back on track Indian(a)connection Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio was recently spotted hanging out with British-Punjabi model Neelam Gill. According to a report, DiCaprio dined with the model. DiCaprio’s mom, Irmelin Indenbirken, and other friends also accompanied the pair. The pictures from their meeting have been doing the rounds on the internet. In the images, the Titanic star could be seen keeping a low profile as he left the Chiltern Firehouse in London Tuesday. DiCaprio sported his usual look, rocking a black bomber jacket, jeans, white sneakers and his signature baseball cap. He also concealed his face with a black face mask that covered everything but his eyes. Interestingly, DiCaprio was spotted leaving Hotel Martinez in Cannes with Gill a week ago. —ANI Actor Pankaj Tripathi, who is known for his work in Gangs of Wasseypur, Masaan, Stree, Mirzapur, has seven projects lined up for release this year. Pankaj has been quite low key for the first half of 2023, with no major announcement on the work front. However, the actor promises it’s going to change soon because he is going to have a busy 2023. The seven projects include Gulkanda Tales, Mirzapur 3, Oh My God 2, Fukrey 3, Murder Mubarak, Kadak Singh and Metro Inn Dino. He has already started shooting for the much awaited Main Hoon Atal and will start shooting Stree 2. Clearing the air on his sudden disappearance, Pankaj said, “It’s nothing like I was missing from the scene, just that there is a process to make a movie which takes time.” —IANS The rapper ‘sued for assault, battery, negligence’ after row with paparazzi ANI Kanye West in legal soup? Rapper Kanye West is said to have been sued by a photographer for assault, battery and negligence following a heated confrontation earlier this year. The 45-year-old rapper was driving away from his daughter North West’s basketball game in January with his new wife Bianca Censori when he stopped to confront several paparazzi who he noticed were on his tail. Footage showed the star angrily going through a fellow photographer’s pockets, and photographer Nichol Lechmanik claims the fatherof-four came after her next. In video footage, Kanye who is now legally known as Ye - was being filmed by Nichol as he approached her in the driver’s seat of her car while telling her, “You all ain’t gonna run up on me like that! If I say stop, stop with your cameras,” before taking her phone from her hands and throwing it out into the middle of the street. — IANS c m y b It’s busy year for Tripathi with seven releases lined up ANI Leonardo DiCaprio hangs out with model Neelam Gill Harrison Ford-starrer Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny will be released in India a day before its worldwide release, on June 29 in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Disney Films India took to Instagram to make the announcement, “This is what you’ve been waiting for India! Brace yourselves for one last adventure of history’s greatest hero #IndianaJones and the Dial of Destiny hits the screens in India a day before worldwide release. Only in cinemas June 29 in English, Hindi, Tamil & Telugu.” Starring along with Harrison Ford are Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Antonio Banderas, John Rhys-Davies, Toby Jones, Boyd Holbrook and Mads Mikkelsen. Directed by James Mangold, the film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Simon Emanuel.—IANS
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