25082023-LSTL-01.qxd 8/25/2023 12:25 AM Page 1 c m y b ACTRESS SEEMA IS NO MORE Veteran Bollywood and Marathi film actress Seema R Deo, who enacted a key role in the superhit 1971 film Anand, has passed away following prolonged illness. She was 81 and breathed her last at a private hospital on Thursday morning after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease and other disorders. TRIBUNE On board Life Singer Dua Lipa is set to star in a new documentary series, Camden, being directed by Oscarwinning filmmaker Asif Kapadia. The series centres on the influence of London's Camden neighbourhood. LUDHIANA | FRIDAY | 25 AUGUST 2023 Bald over! Sahil Khattar, soon to be seen in the web series Bajao, talks about his love for acting, roller hockey and all things Haryanvi Mona M KRITI SANON Top honour COP STORY With Mardaani, wellknown actress Rani Mukerji is the only actress to have a franchise with a titular character to her credit. Her blockbuster Mardaani franchise, in which Rani essays the character of a cop, Shivani Shivaji Roy, has won her acclaim and love. Rani says, “I’m very proud of the Mardaani franchise. I have tried to show women as ambitious, self-reliant, courageous and go-getters; as uncompromising, feisty and upright individuals. Mardaani fits into my vision for women in cinema aptly and because of this synergy, I have been able to give 200 per cent to this character.” Rani feels there is a lot of similarity between her Mardaani character and how she is in real life. MUMBAI HOME MATTER OF ACCENT Playing a Haryanvi guy, he worked on his accent and mannerisms too. He plays Dhaari Punia in Bajao, who is robust, a curious mixture of brain and brawn. He is the one who brings in all jugaad and plans for everybody to get out of problems. “I am originally from Panchkula. So, when I represented India in roller hockey, we had a lot of guys Alia Bhatt, Kriti Sanon share National Film award for ‘Best Actress’ Bollywood actresses Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon have won the Best Actress Award at the 69th National Film Awards for their performances in Gangubai Kathiawadiand Mimi, respectively. Tollywood star Allu Arjun bagged the Best Actor honour for Pushpa: The Rise. As many as 280 films across 28 languages were in competition for various awards. The event was held at the National Media Centre in New Delhi. Released in 2022, Gangubai Kathiawadi is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Allu Arjun's Pushpa: The Rise - Part 1 is a Telugu action drama film directed by Sukumar. It stars Allu Arjun alongside Fahadh Faasil and Rashmika Mandanna. Comedy-drama Mimi is ALIA BHATT directed by Laxman Utekar. The film is a remake of the 2011 Marathi film Mala Aai Vhhaychy and stars Kriti, who opts to be a surrogate mother for a foreign couple. Shoojit Sircar's directorial Sardar Udham won the best feature film award in Hindi. — IANS AKING a move from content creation to acting, Sahil Khattar is in a happy space. If social media won him attention, anchoring and acting paved the way for further possibilities. Soon, he will be seen in a web series Bajao. A quirky comedy was long on his mind, this show just fit the bill. “If a person with my hairstyle can land a lead part, I have every reason to rejoice,” laughs Sahil. Conscious about making a mark in tinsel town, content creation for brands and anchoring has taken a backseat; Sahil wants to focus just on acting. “The spotlight on an actor is the brightest,” says the 83 actor (he played wicket-keeper Syed Kirmani in the film). “I have gained about 10-12 kilos for the role, I feel like Rock Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham combined into one,” he shares heartily. from cities in Haryana, like Kurukshetra, Rohtak, Hissar and Karnal. Having spent time with them, I learnt a lot about Haryanvi dialect. I also attended workshops, watched a lot of shows, films etc Moonshine! Celebs congratulate ISRO for historic moon landing After the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the South Pole of the moon on Wednesday, Bollywood celebs congratulated India for ISRO’s big achievement. Taking to Instagram, Big B dropped a composite image of the moon and the tricolour with words from the heart, “For far too long when India was referred to, it was spoken of as a thirdworld country and I hated it. Today, I am proud to say India is first world in more ways than one.” He concluded the post with Bharat Mata Ki Jai and Vande Mataram written in Hindi. three boys, who work towards a comeback of a rapper and how everything goes topsy turvy. “There is quite a bhasad in the show that I am sure viewers shall take delight in.” Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan wrote, “Chaand Taare Todh Laoon¦.Saari Duniya Par Main Chhaoon. Aaj India Aur #ISRO chhaa gaya. Congratulations to all the scientists, engineers and the whole team which has made India so proud…” Veteran actor Rajinikanth also took to ‘X’ to express his joy at India’s golden feat. He wrote, “While superpowers like the US, Russia, and China watch in amazement, India stuns the world with this humongous achievement. My heartfelt congratulations to our @ISRO team.” — ANI Teaching point and did my research just to get the accent perfect. Guys from Haryana are quirky and they have a very dry humour, so we have tried to inculcate that too.” Bajao charts the journey of Calling Mumbai home for the last about eight years, Sahil’s parents too have moved along. He says, “Earlier only I wanted to be a star, but now there are two more praying for it. Honestly, I feel very fortunate to have their support.” While he loves ‘shosha-free’ Mumbai that values talent over everything else, he misses his hometown for lip-smacking food, geris, and vella time he had on him. “Chandigarh ka pani hi different hai and that makes food special.” He also misses playing roller hockey. “In Mumbai, I have been constantly dreaming of playing roller hockey,” avers this DAV10 college alumnus. After Bajao’s release, Sahil wants to be back in his hometown and play roller hockey to his heart’s content. “I have worked very hard for this series, please watch and recommend it. I want to become one of these bankable faces that make the audience go, isne kiya hai to aisa hi hoga!” (Bajao streams on Jio Cinema from August 25) HEIDI KLUM Not true! Supermodel Heidi Klum has slammed reports suggesting that she only eats 900 calories a day, commenting that ‘there really is no real journalism anymore’. The 50-year-old former ‘Victoria’s Secret Angel’ shut down claims about her eating habit via Instagram Story. In a video, she could be heard saying: “I just got home, and some friends are sending me these articles that have been written that I only take in 900 calories.” “One, I want to say, I don’t think I’ve ever had to count my calories in my life,” the former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model clarified. She went on to state: “And don’t believe everything that you read, So, I don’t count my calories. People just make up stories, one person writes it, and then everyone jumps on it,” the former Project Runway star continued. — IANS PROUD OF THE ACHIEVEMENT... “Many congratulations to the #Chandrayaan-3 team. You have made the nation proud. Jai Hind!” – VIRAT KOHLI, CRICKETER “The first nation to reach the lunar South Pole. A proud moment for each one of us and a big congratulations to ISRO for all their efforts.” – ROHIT SHARMA, CRICKETER “Congratulations Team @isro.in @chandrayan_3! This remarkable feat will go down in history as a moment of great pride and every Indian.” — DIA MIRZA, ACTRESS “What a proud moment. Hindustan Zindabad tha, hai or rahega. Jai Hind. Congratulations to @ISRO on the successful soft landing of #Chandrayaan3 on the moon. A momentous feat in the history of India’s space exploration. Proud!” – SUNNYDEOL, ACTOR “Our India is now on the moon #Chandrayaan-3. Historic moment!! Thank you @isro.in.” — KARTIK AARYAN, ACTOR “Indiaaaaaaaa..What a proud moment for all of us! Chandrayaan-3 successfully lands on the moon. Big thank you to the entire team #chandrayaan-3 #ISRO.” — VIDYA BALAN, ACTRESS “It’s a big achievement, we did it with limited resources and budget...” – VIJAY VARMA, ACTOR “Big achievement. Like every Indian, I am also proud…”– DIVYENNDUSHARMA, ACTOR “We can proudly say that we have landed on the Moon. All credit goes to ISRO and the scientists who worked hard for this....” — ABHISHEK BANERJEE, ACTOR “And they said India was a third world country. Today, we became the first country to land on the moon’s South Pole.” – ROHIT SHETTY, DIRECTOR “Pride of India... ISRO…Salute to all.” — JACKIE SHROFF, ACTOR Harleen Kaur Now, Berry divorced The City Beautiful is the product of two masterminds Swiss-French architects — Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. During Shivdatt Sharma’s book launch event on Thursday at the Chandigarh Press Club, the author remembered the latter. His book titled Pierre Jeanneret and Chandigarh, published by Niyogi Books, highlighted not only his architectural brilliance but also his humility. It also explores the relationship of Shivdatt Sharma with Jeanneret. For the unversed, Jeanneret had designed houses for government employees and buildings for health as well as educational services, including the Panjab University, Chandigarh. Sharma shared, “It took almost three years to complete this book. I had a very close relationship with Pierre Jeanneret. It was that of a guru-shishya. I was motivated to write about my mentor, teacher and guide, who was a rare combination of a great architect and an equally great human being. He had the unique art of infusing life into the smallest of objects with timelessness.” Shivdatt Sharma had assisted Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret on different projects in Chandigarh during a decade-long association. After years of marriage, Halle Berry and her husband Oliver Martinez have finalised their divorce after a bunch of hiccups. According to a Los Angeles court, the actress will have to pay $8,000 every month in child support. Berry and Martinez, who share nine-year-old son Maceo, reached an agreement on their divorce and custody. The custody case, which was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on August 21, declared that the former couple will share joint legal and physical custody of their son. Berry, 57, has also agreed to pay Martinez $8,000 a month in child support and 4.3 per cent of all income she makes above $2 million. The agreement also indicates that the Catwoman actress will pay for Maceo’s tuition, uniforms and other supplies as long as he is in private school. For the custody agreement, it seems the two have worked out a schedule that gives half of the week, Monday to Wednesday, to one parent, and the other half of the week, Wednesday to Friday, to the other, with alternating weekends. Time is also set aside to ‘make up time’ if work commitments create an inconvenience. Berry will also be responsible for the cost of Maceo’s extracurricular activities, including soccer, which is specifically named in the documents. Berry is also footing the bill for Maceo’s private school tuition, his extracurricular activities, his health insurance and his therapist. — IANS My relationship with Pierre Jeanneret was that of a guru-shishya, says author Shivdatt Sharma c m y b Halle Berry to pay $8,000 per month to former husband for child support
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