27082023-LSTL-01.qxd 26-08-2023 23:16 Page 1 c m y b ALL IS WELL! Amid the breakup rumours of the couple Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora, the former dropped a sweet comment on Malaika’s latest post. Taking to Instagram, Malaika shared a video on the occasion of International Dog Day. To which Arjun commented, “The real star of ur life #casper.” TRIBUNE 35 & counting Life Superstar Salman Khan, who debuted in Bollywood with Biwi Ho To Aisi, marks 35 years in the industry. The superstar’s dynamic screen presence has helped to build his devoted fan base. LUDHIANA | SUNDAY | 27 AUGUST 2023 Ticket No kidding moon! Dua Lipa says she is not ready to have children to the First Man If Chandrayaan-3’s success has ignited your interest in lunar missions, here are some fantastic movies on the subject to keep you hooked... Interstellar Sheetal C HANDRAYAAN 3’s success has reignited our interest in space missions. As we watched India’s mission to the moon, it’s safe to say that the experience was unmatched. The anticipation, hope and fear of millions of people on the tiny-wired metal legs of the space-machine was enthralling, to say the least. It kept us transfixed till the end. To relive those emotions, we bring a list of films and series that revolve around lunar missions… Smooth landing First Man (2018) Starring Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong, First Man is the masterpiece of cinematic experience. It portrays the first landing on the moon by the American team and the obstacles they countered to achieve it. It gives us an insight into Neil’s personally to those exhilarating moments of Apollo 11’s Mission Mangal Apollo 13 Antariksham 9000 KMPH REAL OR FAKE? DESI ATTEMPTS According to a conspiracy theory, the US’ Apollo mission in 1969 was a hoax and the three astronauts did not actually walk on the moon. Bill Kaysing, a former US Navy officer who first proposed this theory, stated that the entire mission was filmed in some studio. He self-published a book, We Never Went To The Moon: America’s Thirty Billion Dollar Swindle, in 1976. Some films were also made on this controversy. Read on: ■ A 2001 documentary, titled, Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land on the Moon? Was based on this conspiracy theory. Other documentaries, American Moon and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon also addressed this controversy. ■ 2015’s British-comedy film Moonwalkers is based on many such conspiracy theories. In fact, it starts with a CIA agent hiring filmmaker Stanley Kubrick (of 2001: A Space Odyssey fame) to film a fake moonwalk. ANTARIKSHAM 9000 KMPH The Telugu film is based on a fictional story of Indian satellite Mihira orbiting on the darker side of the moon that has lost connection with the Indian space station. It triggers the fear of a collision with a Chinese satellite and a subsequent communication black-out in the world. For the rescue a former scientist, Dev, played by Varun Tej, at space station helps fix the technical glitch. It also stars Aditi Rao Hydari and Lavanya Tripathi. Sankalp Reddy has directed the film. flight. Damien Chazelle has directed the film and it won him the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. Facts meet fiction Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) Set in the 1960s when the Ark, a Cybertronian spacecraft, carrying an invention capable of ending the war between Autobots and Decepticons, crash lands on the dark side of the moon and is detected by NASA. President John F Kennedy authorises a mission to put a man on the moon as a cover for investigating the spacecraft. In 1969, the crew of Apollo 11 lands on the moon and secretly inspects the Ark before returning to Earth. With the fictionalised drama with some real incidents infused in its plot, it’s an out-an-out entertainer for sci-fi buffs. And multiple sequels makes it a binge-worthy franchise. Mission aborted Apollo 13 (1995) Hailed as a masterpiece, Apollo 13 is a space docudrama directed by Ron Howard. It stars talented actors, Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Ed Harris, and Gary Sinise. Based on the aborted 1970’s Apollo 13 lunar mission, it is an adaptation of the 1994 book Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 by astronaut Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger. The mission had astronauts Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise but while en route to the moon, an on-board explosion deprives their spacecraft of its oxygen supply and electri- Lunar landscape The First Men in the Moon (2010) An adaptation of HG Wells’ 1901 novel The First Men in the Moon, the film is a science-fiction made five years before the historic landing on the moon. British-American animator Ray Harryhausen had given the stop-motion animation effects, which includes giant caterpillar-like moon cows. Space exploration Interstellar (2014) One of Christopher Nolan’s best works, it is an exceptional film on time and space. Set in a dystopian future where humanity is embroiled in a catastrophic famine, the film follows a group of astronauts who travel through a wormhole near Saturn in search of a new home for humankind. Emotional quotient Of missed opportunity Miley Cyrus released her new single Used To Be Young on August 25. The track is noted for its melancholic nature and Miley Cyrus could be seen gradually tearing up. The tears were not a scripted part of the video, but were real as Miley Cyrus said that she got too emotional singing. According to reports, the 30-year-old had gone on to explain in an ABC special that aired shortly before her song’s big debut that she got “super emotional” and actually cried on set. Remembering how Tish also “made me laugh,” Miley said the entire experience “brought up so many real emotions.” But that was not the end of the tears, because proceeding later in the special, Miley got teary-eyed while speaking about her dad Billy Ray Cyrus, who Tish divorced in 2022 after nearly 30 years of marriage. — IANS Margot Robbie nearly starred in American Horror Story: Asylum Actress Margot Robbie almost joined Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story: Asylum, casting director Eric Dawson revealed in a podcast. “Margot is probably one of my favourite auditions of all time, and it was right before she broke out,” Dawson explained during the interview. Talking about the actress, he continued, “She was just such a star. It was just crazy, her star appeal and when she walked in the room and her voice. Everything about it.” Even though Margot didn’t get the role in the second season of the hit FX anthology series, Dawson’s confident that she would become big later. “That was one of those things as a casting director you go, ‘This is a star. What do we do with her?’” the Emmy-nominated casting director recalled. He added, “Then, immediately she started, just boom, boom, boom, and she was out of our sort of realm of possibility of hiring, but that’s really the fun part of casting, is seeing the people whose careers are just rising.” Shortly after auditioning for the show, Margot did land her first major role as Naomi Lapaglia in The Wolf of Wall Street. The two-time Oscar-nominated MISSION MANGAL The 2018 film, directed by Jagan Shakti, stars Vidya Bala, Huma Qureshi and Akshay Kumar in the lead roles. It was loosely based on the lives of scientists at ISRO who contributed to the Mars Orbiter Mission, India’s first interplanetary expedition. After the success of a film, a web series MOM: Mission Over Mars was released in 2019. It narrates the inspiring story of four women who played a pivotal role in the Mars Orbiter Mission. cal power, forcing NASA’s flight controllers to abort the moon landing mission and get the three astronauts back safely. It too won the Best Sound Award at the Oscars. actress continued to score big roles in films such as Suicide Squad, I, Tonya, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Babylon and Asteroid City. She most recently starred in Greta Gerwig’s recordbreaking box office hit Barbie, in which she played the iconic Mattel doll. As for AHS: Asylum, which premiered in October 2012, it starred Zachary Quinto, Joseph Fiennes, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and James Cromwell among others. Chloe Sevigny and Ian McShane made guest star appearances with Dylan McDermott, Mark Consuelos, Adam Levine and Mark Margolis recurring on the show. It received 18 Emmy nominations. — IANS c m y b Miley Cyrus reveals her tears in Used To Be Young are real Singer Dua Lipa doesn’t rule out the prospect of having children one day but for now, she’s focused on her music career and making the most of her opportunities. “Hmm, maybe. But nothing’s planned! The only baby I’m thinking about is my new album,” Dua told Vogue France when asked if she’s planning to have children. The singer, who previously dated Gigi and Bella Hadid’s model brother Anwar Hadid, said, “I think that women have acquired a place in society that was forbidden before. And yet, has the desire to have children disappeared? I think women want to do things at their own pace, and not feel guilty for thinking of themselves. For me, when the moment is right, I will know. But, until then, I have other priorities. I want to continue making the most of my youth.” Dua has enjoyed huge success over recent years, but she still hates listening to her own music. The brunette beauty explained, “I never listen to my own music. When I’m working on an album, it’s on repeat, but as soon as it releases, I never listen to it again unless it comes on randomly on the radio or in the club…” —IANS
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