06092023-LSTC-01.qxd 9/5/2023 10:30 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Buzz word At a time when there is an India-Bharat name controversy, Amitabh Bachchan revealed which one he likes better. “Bharat mata ki jai,” he wrote on social media. CHANDIGARH | WEDNESDAY | 6 SEPTEMBER 2023 PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR THE CROWN REALITY CHECK? Oprah Winfrey’s fundraiser sits easy on her C accused of being a sham Mona HANDIGARH girl Shweta Sharda, India’s entry to Miss Universe contest in 2023, came calling on Tuesday. Overwhelmed with emotions, looking a million bucks in a shimmering silver saree and a sparkling crown, the LIVA Miss Diva Universe 2023 is humble, grounded and full of gratitude for all that has doled out to her! A self-taught dancer, life was not easy for Shweta but she learnt to embrace challenges and to continue on the path she had chosen for herself. Supermodel Gigi Hadid feels the need to be more Daughter of an “intentional” about the work she takes on now she is a autorickshaw mother. The 30-year-old model said that she only books jobs driver, her seemthat will be “fulfilling” because she doesn’t have as much time ingly happy for her career due to her focus on her and former partner Zayn family fell apart Malik’s little girl Khai, who turns three later this month. when her par“I think when you are a parent, you have to be intentional ents got because, now, I literally have half the time. I work when my divorced. She daughter is with her dad, and that’s the time I have. And the jobs was just a 12I choose to fill that time with have to be ones that are fulfilling year-old then. to me,” she told the outlet. Last year, Gigi founded her own Shweta, who fashion brand, Guest in Residence, and while being in is a gifted dancer, charge still feels “surreal”, she has learnt to find a balance studied in governof being assertive with her vision and being collaborament schools in tive with the rest of her team. Meanwhile, the modMani Majra and Secel said she is still keen to make the move into tor 18 and later purmovies, but only when the right script sued higher studies from comes along. —IANS Khalsa College. She worked on her passion, at times, practising eight hours a day post her school and tuitions. Making a move to Mumbai with dreams in her eyes at 16, she participated in five dance reality shows, making it to every finale! “When God takes one thing away, He also gives Balancing act Gigi Hadid becomes picky with work after becoming mother Chandigarh girl Shweta Sharda looks like a million bucks wearing her sparking Miss Diva Universe crown, but there is more to this beauty than just shimmer and shine something special in return. In my case, it’s my motivation and passion to do something exceptional.” Her dance journey brought her up, close and personal with her idol Madhuri Dixit Nene and to choreograph her is what she considers the most memorable time of her life. “People call me a diva but getting a chance to make Bollywood diva dance was so gratifying.” A dancer, she is for life, and confident too. “I am not formally trained in it for we could never afford a fee, but tell me any dance form around the world, and I can do it,” she flashes her broad smile. Her beauty pageant journey gives her a wider platform to reach out to more. “I feel grateful to have this opportunity, to have mentors who have not only worked on my gait or dressing sense but also shaped my persona.” Equally versed in Hindi, English and Punjabi, she’s pretty confident about bring- I am all for trans women participating in beauty pageants. Just like my story may inspire women across the world to pursue their dreams, the trans community brings its own unique stories, its own distinctive perspective that the others may learn and gain from to make this world a beautiful place for everyone! ing the crown back (Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu won it for India in 2021). “I am putting in so much effort that I don’t even realise when the day begins or ends. I am leaving no stone unturned to give my best,” she says. Whenever she feels down and out, it’s her mother who inspires her not to give up. “She is the strongest woman I know,” she says. In fact, much of her interview revolves around her mother. Shweta admits, “My life revolves around my mother. Everything I do, and all I am is because of her! ” Oprah Winfrey had earlier donated a huge sum to the Maui Wildire Fundraiser started by her and Dwayne Johnson. However, since then the reality star has been accused of hiring a private security team to her Hawaii estate, while calling her Fundraiser a ‘sham’. A widely shared TikTok video on X claims that Winfrey hired the team before the fires even started with the person saying, “Instead of taking some of that land and housing even a small portion of those displaced people, you hired a private security team to keep them off your land.” The user add, “You are so concerned about Maui, that you are asking the American public, most of whom can’t pay their rent right now to donate the money to your fundraiser, instead of actively donating that money and helping.”— IANS ‘We were more in line in thought’ Priscilla Presley says she didn’t have sex with Elvis when she was 14 Priscilla Presley, the former-wife of the late icon Elvis Presley, has again denied that she and the singer were intimate while she was a minor. Priscilla stated this during a presser at the Venice Film Festival, just before Sofia Coppola’s new film Priscilla was screened. The new movie is based on her 1985 memoir Elvis and Me and spotlights their relationship. She was asked about their relationship, which began with her meeting Elvis at the age of 14, when he was 24. Priscilla insisted that at this stage their relationship hadn’t turned sexual. The pop icon said that the singer always “respected” her age and explained they had an instant connection when they met on a military base in Germany because they felt as if they could talk to one another. “People think, ‘Oh, it was sex.’ No, it wasn’t,” Priscilla, 78, said. — IANS Poster of Bhumi Pednekar’s film Thank You For Coming unveiled Gratefully yours Sealed with a song Kylie Jenner, Timothee go public with their romance at Beyonce’s concert Hey there! Karisma Kapoor is having fun with actors Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in New York. She took to Instagram and posted a couple of pictures of the group along with a caption, “New York Night Out.” Ranbir wore a black hoodie and a matching cap while Alia wore a green sweater. Karisma, on the other hand, wore a blue shirt and black jacket. Fans in the comments section urged the celebrities to upload some more pictures. Meanwhile, on the work front, Alia is currently enjoying the success of Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani. She will be next seen in Jee Le Zaraa with Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra. — ANI Karisma Kapoor enjoys night out with Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor in New York Reality TV star Kylie Jenner and actor Timothee Chalamet decided to go public with their romance while attending Beyonce Knowles’ Renaissance Tour stop in Los Angeles. The reality TV star and the Dune: Part Two c m y b actor were photographed getting cozy during the concert date, which marked the very first time the couple was seen together in public. In a video circulating on X, formerly Twitter, the pair could be seen sitting close to each other at the show, which took place at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood. Timothee had his arm around the back of The Kardashians star’s chair. The clip also saw the lovers totally engrossed in their chat. — IANS The makers of the upcoming film Thank You For Coming on Tuesday unveiled a new poster of actor Bhumi Pednekar. Taking to Instagram, Bhumi shared the poster which she captioned, “When the ending is before the beginning…Don’t forget to watch #ThankYouForComing. Trailer out on 6th Sept, 1:50 pm.” The makers are all set to unveil the trailer of the film on September 6. Thank You For Coming is headlined by Bhumi. Dolly Singh, Kusha Kapila, Shibani Bedi, Pradhuman Singh Mall, Natasha Rastogi, Gautmik, Sushant Divgikar, Saloni Daini, Dolly Ahluwalia, Karan Kundrra and Anil Kapoor are also in the film. The movie will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2023. Elated about receiving the opportunity to showcase her work at TIFF Bhumi said, “This is my , first time at TIFF I am ecstatic that . I am going there with a film that is so close to my heart, Thank You For Coming.” — ANI
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