05092023-LSTL-01.qxd 9/4/2023 11:55 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Trailer release The trailer of Bhumi Pednekar’s Thank You For Coming will be released on September 6. The movie will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2023. LUDHIANA | TUESDAY | 5 SEPTEMBER 2023 On Teachers’ Day, here’s a look at actors who were once teachers and enjoyed their role to the hilt Mona T That’s the spirit! Singer Billie Eilish performs in Ireland despite being ‘really sick’ Popstar Billie Eilish stunned her fans in Ireland during her performance over the weekend despite being ‘really sick’. The Grammy-winner showed up at the Electric Picnic 2023 in County Laois. She sounded pretty ‘stuffed’ up as she greeted 50,000 attendees at the concert. Billie opened her performance with You Should See Me in a Crown. She asked the crowd to ‘give me all that you’ve got because I can only do so much tonight’. She then ordered them to build up the energy by bouncing with her. ‘If I can do it, you can do it,’ she told the concertgoers. The Lovely songstress was heard coughing and sniffling during the show, but kept going until the end. She even paused to cough as the attendees sang Happier Than Ever. She closed the 70-minute show by telling the crowd, “I love you so much, thanks for having me, but I’ll see you again.” A few hours prior to the show, Billie informed her fans that she had fallen ill. “Ireland. I am really, really sick. And honestly really suffering,” she wrote on her Instagram Story. — IANS Sachin Tendulkar to release trailer of biopic on Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan EACHERS are the foundation of a strong nation, but there are some who spread their wings to make it big in the world of acting. Right from R Madhavan, Nandita Das, Sanya Malhotra, Mayim Bialik to Hugh Jackman, at one point or another in life, took to teaching. Today, as the country celebrates Teachers’ Day, we bring you these famous actors and their stint in classrooms. R Madhavan recently joined as the President of Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, but it’s not his first stint in the field of education! Before making it big in the entertainment industry, Madhavan, whose directorial Rocketry: The Nambi Effect won the National Award recently, started with parttime classes on personality development and public speaking at Kolhapur. The classes became so successful that he took to teaching full time. An offer for a serial came out of the blue MASTER CLASS and his path changed. The Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein actor has often talked about student-teacher bond and how the relationship has changed todayfrom being a formal one to more of a friendship. Actress-director Nandita Das, who studied geography and social work in her bachelors and masters, respectively, took a year off and taught at a residential school. “I took that year off after graduating. I taught at Rishi Valley School in South India,” she shared. Nandita, who acted in acclaimed films like Fire, Earth 1947 and Aks, has also directed Firaaq, Manto and Zwigato. MANY HATS Dangal and Badhaai Ho actress Sanya Malhotra is a trained ballet and contemporary dancer, and before debuting as an actress she taught dance at a music school in Delhi. Her prowess wasn’t limited to teaching dance alone; she also taught yoga as a side hustle! The actress-choreographer would next be seen in the films Jawan and Sam Bahadur. Maachis actor Chandrachur Singh is a prestigious Doon School alumnus. Before acting, he trained as a classical singer. He took to the classroom not just as music teacher Spin king Legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar will be unveiling the official trailer of Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan’s biopic titled 800 in Mumbai today. Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire’ actor Madhurr Mittal will be seen portraying the role of the Sri Lankan spinner. Written and directed by MS Sripathy, the film will be released in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu. The official release date is still awaited. Member of the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame, Muralitharan is widely regarded as one of the greatest bowlers in the history of the sport and is the only bowler to take 800 Test wickets. — ANI Nandita Das Sanya Malhotra Game for it Emma Stone felt ‘no shame’ filming nude scenes for Yorgos Lanthimos’upcoming movie Poor Things Actress Emma Stone felt ‘no shame’ filming raunchy scenes in Poor Things. The actress takes on the lead role of Yorgos Lanthimos’ surreal new movie and the filmmaker was grateful for the effort she put into her alter ego, Bella Baxter’s intimate sequences in the adaptation of Alasdair Grey’s novel. “It’s a shame that Emma could not be here to speak more about it because it will all be coming from me. First of all sex is an intrinsic part of the novel itself — her freedom about everything, including sexuality,” Yorgos said at the Venice Film Festival, where Poor Things premiered with none of the cast in attendance due the ongoing SAGAFTRA strike. The 49-year-old director continued: “Secondly, it was very important for me to not make a film that would be prudish because that would be like completely betraying the main character. We had to be confident Emma had to have no shame about her body while engaging in those scenes and she understood that right away.” Yorgos has worked with Emma on projects such as The Favourite before. He said: “The great thing about me and Emma is that we have made four films together; there is a shorthand and we can communicate without having to explain or talk too much about things. As soon as I started saying something about sex, she would say, ‘Yes,’ of course, it’s Bella. We will do what we need to do’.” The director hired Elle McAlpine as an intimacy coordinator on the film and praised her positive influence on the picture. Lanthimos said: “At the beginning, this profession felt a little threatening to most filmmakers but I think it’s like everything…if you’re with a good person, it’s great and you realise you actually need them. She made everything much easier for everyone.” — IANS c m y b at Vasant Valley School, but also taught history at the Doon School — his alma mater. The Kya Kehna actor was away from the limelight for a while, made a comeback with the web series Aarya in 2020. Akshay Kumar, apart from dabbling hands as a chef also taught martial arts. In fact, the suggestion to try modelling came from one of his student’s parent. Renowned comedian, the late Kader Khan was a civil engineering professor at the MH Saboo Siddik College Of Engineering, Mumbai. Veteran actor Anupam Kher took to teaching after making a mark as an actor. He runs a successful school, Actor Prepares, which has an impressive alumni list including Deepika Padukone, Hrithik Roshan, Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani and Kirti Kulhari. HOLLYWOOD ARENA Hollywood too has its fair share of teachers-turnedactors. Renowned actor, who has Schindler’s List amongst his many acclaimed movies, Liam Neeson taught at St Mary’s College in Fenham, England, before making it big in films. Actor, songwriter and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda, with Broadway musicals In the Heights and Hamilton to his credit, taught English at a school. Our much-loved Wolverine Hugh Jackman taught at Uppingham School in England, as a physical education teacher in his gap year. Interestingly, neuroscientist Amy Farrah Fowler of the popular The Big Bang Theory, Mayim Bialik, actually taught biology, chemistry and neuroscience. A nerd on screen and off it, she actually has a PhD in neuroscience! Well, many actors, many roles...Happy Teacher’s Day! R Madhavan Romantic drama Akshay Oberoi set to star in the film Tu Chahiye Anupam Kher Akshay Kumar Liam Neeson Actor Akshay Oberoi is all set to grace the big screen once again, this time in a captivating romantic drama titled Tu Chahiye. Paired opposite television sensation Ashnoor Kaur, the film promises a heartwarming love story. From his riveting portrayal in a courtroom drama, Illegal, to his upcoming role as an Air Force pilot in the eagerly awaited film Fighter, Akshay consistently delivers performances that impress. Akshay said, “I’m excited to do an all out romantic love story. It’s refreshing to see a love story being made during a time when so few are being made. It’s also been a while since I’ve made one myself. I am really enjoying the character written for me. It’s deeply layered, challenging and has a variety of shades with a very unique character arch. He is not your quintessential romantic hero and that’s what makes it challenging, yet exciting.” Hugh Jackman Chandrachur Singh Kourtney Kardashian, Travis Barker spotted leaving hospital after cancelling shows What’s cooking? Reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker were spotted leaving a hospital after the band cancelled a few shows of their tour due to an ‘urgent family emergency’. When it was announced on Friday that Travis Barker’s band, Blink 182, was cancelling a few shows because of an ‘urgent family matter’, fans were hoping his wife Kourtney Kardashian had gone into labour. But based on her latest appearance, Kourtney appears to still be pregnant. The couple’s most recent sighting was when they were spotted leaving a Los Angeles hospital on Saturday. They got into a black SUV with handlers and security guards right behind them. — IANS
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