31082023-LSTL-01.qxd 8/30/2023 10:54 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Zendaya yearning to play the ‘bad guy’ First track Actor Vicky Kaushal on Wednesday unveiled the first track, Kanhaiya Twitter Pe Aaja, from his upcoming film The Great Indian Family. Taking to Instagram, Vicky shared a glimpse of the song. LUDHIANA | THURSDAY | 31 AUGUST 2023 ‘ ARTISTE IS NEVER SATISFIED’ H Villain vibes Sheetal IS style quotient and dance moves have sure turned many heads, but more recently he has been praised for the versatile characters he has essayed on screen. Be it for the National award-winning film Gangubai Kathiawadi or web series Tooth Pari: When Love Bites, dancer-actor Shantanu Maheshwari has definitely done some noticeable roles in the past couple of years. Shantanu Maheshwari, who was in Chandigarh recently, says the dancer inside him can never take a backseat although the actor within is rising Back-to-back shooting for months, the actor doesn’t have time to sit back and relax. He happened to be in the City Beautiful to shoot for a music video recently. It’s the second time that Shantanu got to shoot around the farms and villages near Chandigarh. While he couldn’t reveal much about this upcoming video, he sure was touched by the naive and friendly Punjabis. He shares, “It’s true that an actor’s job seems fun with a lot of travelling involved. But at the same time, we don’t get much time to enjoy the vibe of the cities we have been to, as we are too caught up in work. But I enjoy each experience. I would definitely want to stay in Chandigarh zone for long and explore the nearby places.” Singer-actress Zendaya Coleman wants to play an ill-intentioned person, but not specifically a villain in a superhero film, because she’s always portraying the ‘good guy’. “I would love to play a villain of sorts. Tap into the evil, supervillain vibes. Whatever that manifests in, I don’t think necessarily in a superhero sense, I just mean in like an emotional sense. I feel like I usually play the good guy, so I’d like to play the bad guy,” she said. If the Dune star wasn’t working in the movie business, she’d be a teacher like her mum and dad. However, she also aspires to step behind the camera. She said, “I think within the industry, I would be a director, which is something I hope to do one day. And I think outside, I feel like I would have probably followed in the footsteps of my parents and become a teacher. I love kids, I love learning and I love teaching.” Zendaya has starred in hit movies such as Spider-Man, No Way Home and The Greatest Showman but insists that she is not following a strict career plan despite becoming one of the most soughtafter stars in Hollywood. — IANS Hair his story! SECURE SPACE With a lot on his plate, from music videos to a dance project and an upcoming film with famous director Neeraj Pandey, Shantanu says, “I believe there’s no fine line between what’s personal and what’s professional. An artiste is never satisfied, but as you achieve more professionally you also feel more secure about taking personal decisions. So career and personal goals go hand in hand.” As Alia Bhatt bags the National Award for her role in Gangubai Kathi- awadi, Shantanu adds, “The film has been special for me, as I got to work with director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. I feel blessed as my character was appreciated and more so to be able to hold my own opposite Alia! There was a lot to learn on this job.” While he wants to do more work with SLB and other big directors, it doesn’t mean he has apprehensions about working with first-time directors. His next with Neeraj Pandey has Ajay Devgn and Tabu in the lead roles, and is titled Auron Mein Kahan Dum Tha. About being typecast for his ‘chocolaty’ boy looks, Shantanu thinks it’s not entirely true, as artistes are offered all kind of roles based on their previous projects. “There are always makers or producers who would offer you content based on your looks, but one has to master the art of refusing politely,” says the actor. On being the product of his dancing skills and first dancebased teen drama, Dil Dosti Dance, Shantanu feels, “It’s my dancing talent that struck a chord with audiences and thus the dancer in me can never take a back seat.” It took Shantanu considerable amount of time to take a leap from television to films, but he doesn’t hold anything against social media influencers who get fame based on their followers or viral videos. He shares, “Everybody has his or her share of struggles, just because we see them on Instagram and then all of a sudden in a series or film doesn’t mean they have it easy. But the vice-versa thing is not right, as even if you are a good actor you are judged by the amount of followers and online engagements. I personally find it hard to keep up with social media.” In fact, the actor confesses, “My friends have the same complaint that I don’t reply to messages. I am a call person and when working, get missed calls from my family too. I am guilty on that count.” Bhumika Renowned hairstylist and entrepreneur, Javed Habib, who has been a pioneer in the beauty and hair industry, recently unveiled his latest creation, a book titled Beautiful Hair, Beautiful You. The book reveals secret tips that can transform not just your hair, but also your confidence and self-esteem. Here’s a candid chat with him. Can you share some tips from the book? ■ Wash your hair daily, if it’s clean, it’s healthy. ■ Oil before shampoo, that’s called preconditioning (10 minutes before each wash is enough). ■ Trim your hair every 10 weeks (about two-and-a-half months). Is diet important for maintaining good hair? A balanced diet with an active lifestyle works for the overall health of the body. Similarly, nutrition is important for hair too. A diet that is balanced and doesn’t bother your overall health is good for your hair. Fruits, veggies, nuts and eggs in the right amount are important. ‘Time to think global’ Actor Allu Arjun opens up on his Hollywood plans Bond with the best and what can be done to imporve them. The book is about hair, its styling andcare. Everyone wants their hair to look good, but that is not enough. This book will reveal what is right for your hair Superstar Allu Arjun has plans for Hollywood now, as the popularity of RRR has propelled Indian cinema on to the world stage. Allu Arjun said: “It has opened the doors and the minds of people that there is something beyond our regular traditional markets that we need to explore.” The actor said he already had plans to sign up with a Hollywood agent: “It’s time for all Indian actors to think global because India is going to be a superpower. All businesses in India will flourish and so will the Indian film industry. I feel in less than 10 years from now, Indian cinema will be viewed all over THERE ARE ALWAYS MAKERS OR PRODUCERS WHO WOULD OFFER YOU CONTENT BASED ON YOUR LOOKS, BUT ONE HAS TO MASTER THE ART OF REFUSING POLITELY. LOOK WISE Renowned hairstylist Javed Habib unveils his book Beautiful Hair, Beautiful You What inspired you to write Beautiful Hair, Beautiful You? What can readers expect to find inside the book? ❝ the world, like how Korean dramas have been watched all over the world, with a very high probability for India to be in the same spot in the coming decade. It’s really a golden era for entertainment industry in India.” Talking about his win at the National Indian Film Awards and becoming the first actor to do so, Allu Arjun said: “Getting the national award is the highest official respect you can get. What we realised was that in 69 years of Telugu cinema, while other technicians and directors have won, no actor had won best actor at the National Awards. So, that was a pathbreaking achievement.” — IANS c m y b TURTLES are back Paramount Pictures and Viacom18 Studios are all set to release Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles — Mutant Mayhem pan-India in English and Hindi on September 1. The film comes from the stable of producer and creator Seth Rogen. It boasts of a star-studded cast, including Jackie Chan as the voice of Splinter. It also has voice overs by John Cena, Post Malone, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, Brady Noon and Maya Rudolph. Actor Vikrant Massey is all set to collaborate with debutant director Niranjan Iyengar for a film based on the life of renowned author Ruskin Bond. Ruskin Bond’s first novel, The Room on the Roof, was published in 1956, and received the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize in 1957. Bond has authored more than 500 short stories, essays, and novels, which includes 69 books for children. He was bestowed the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1992 for Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1999 and Padma Bhushan in 2014. He lives with his adopted family in Landour, Mussoorie, in Uttarakhand. Vikrant made his acting debut with the role of Aamir Hassan in Dhoom Machaao Dhoom and became a household name with his roles Vikrant Massey to portray Ruskin Bond’s journey in upcoming film in Dharam Veer, Baba Aiso Varr Dhoondo and Qubool Hai. He made his film debut with Lootera and appeared in supporting roles in films, including Dil Dhadakne Do and Half Girlfriend, A Death in the Gunj and Chhapaak. He also gained great appreciation for his roles in popular web series Mirzapur and Broken But Beautiful. — IANS
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