12092023-LSTC-01.qxd 11-09-2023 22:55 Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Postponed Singer Ed Sheeran recently postponed his show in Las Vegas about an hour prior to starting his performance. The show has been rescheduled for October. CHANDIGARH | TUESDAY | 12 SEPTEMBER 2023 REGAL CUT & counting ~500 crore Shah Rukh Khan’s Jawan collects ~520.79 crore in first weekend Superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s action thriller Jawan has collected Rs 520.79 crore gross at the worldwide box-office in its first weekend, the makers said on Monday. Directed by Tamil filmmaker Atlee, the panIndia film also stars Nayanthara and Vijay Sethupathi, as well as Deepika Padukone in a special appearance. It hit the screens worldwide on September 7 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Red Chillies Entertainment, the production house behind Jawan, shared the worldwide gross boxoffice figures on X, formerly known as Twitter. “Rewriting history; Rs 520.79 crore as gross worldwide box-office collection. Highest weekend collection ever,” the post read. At the worldwide box-office, the high-octane action thriller collected Rs 129.6 crore on day one, making it the biggest opening day in the history of Hindi cinema globally. The film raised Rs 110.87 crore on day two, Rs 144.22 crore on day three and Rs 136.1 crore on the fourth day. — PTI Gadar 2 becomes second-highest grossing Hindi film, surpasses Baahubali 2 Sunny Deol’s recently released film Gadar 2 has taken the box-office by storm, collecting a whopping Rs 515.03 crore in about a month. The film has become the second highest-grossing Hindi film and has surpassed the lifetime collection of the Hindi version of Prabhasstarrer Baahubali 2. The total collection of Baahubali 2 stood at a staggering Rs 510.99 crore. Shah Rukh Khan’s action thriller film Pathaan is the highest-grossing Hindi film of all time. ANI SUNNY DEOL Finding inspiration in heritage, designer Raghavendra Rathore, a name synonymous with Jodhpuri bandhgala jacket, loves incorporating traditional craftsmanship into contemporary designs Mona R AGHAVENDRA RATHORE, a designer who emphatically merged his royal heritage with contemporary fashion, has been making waves for the last three decades. His Jodhpuri bandhgala jacket has established itself as an iconic masterpiece, finding place among the wardrobes of discerning gentlemen worldwide. Rathore is also an avid horserider, a classical music aficionado and collector of vintage watches. The founder of bespoke brand Raghavendra Rathore Jodhpur opens up on his journey... Heritage goes digital Heritage assumes a pivotal role when illuminated on digital platforms in the present fashion scenario. Digital platforms offer a canvas to share the stories behind creations, celebrate intricate craftsmanship, and foster cultural respect. It is now easier to reach a global audience, revive tradition and showcase the timeless elegance of heritage-inspired fashion. Bandhgala diaries The bandhgala, often associated with the brand Raghavendra Rathore Jodhpur, has witnessed a remarkable evolution over the years. Originally rooted in the regal courts of Rajasthan, this iconic garment symbolised nobility and grandeur, representing a rich heritage. Today, its significance has transcended those historical boundaries, emerging as a powerful emblem of Indian culture in the global fashion arena. Formative years in fashion My formative years at the Parsons School of Design were profoundly influential, and subsequent training at prestigious ateliers like Oscar de la Renta further honed my understanding of design and its boundless potential. New York, with its multicultural tapestry and relentless energy, was an immersive experience where fashion transcended mere attire; it became a lifestyle, a profound philosophy. As I traversed between Paris and New York, I absorbed a kaleidoscope of influences that would eventually serve as the foundation for the inception of my brand in 1994. Design in films It was truly inspiring to see the remarkable dedication of the whole creative and production team, the efforts they made to highlight our cultural heritage through the costumes. Attention to detail and constant innovation to achieve nothing but perfection, resonated with my team and me, as these underlying attributes are the very ethos of the RRJ brand. We have designed for films like Oh my God, Eklavya and Khoobsurat. On the red carpet The essence of the bespoke brand is to be able to offer design solutions to its clients. Creating looks for celebrities keeping in mind their personal style, their requirement and the event is the starting point. The key is to be able to create an experience to make them feel comfortable with the design as a whole. Playing favourites The Raghavendra Rathore Jodhpur brand has had the opportunity of working with many discerning clients across the globe, each one of them carrying our bespoke designs with their own panache and style. We have been able to create customised looks for personalities such as Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Anil Kapoor, Duchess of York Sarah Fergusson, and many more over the last 30 years, and each experience has been memorable. Trunk show in Chandigarh Raghavendra Rathore Jodhpur brand will be unveiling the highly anticipated ‘Festive Regalia’ Autumn Winter 2023 Collection in a two-day trunk show at Hyatt Centric, Chandigarh, scheduled for September 16-17, 2023. This collection presents India’s rich heritage masterfully blended with modern aesthetics. Jason Momoa Captain America is married now! returns Aquaman’s world is torn down to shreds in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom teaser The teaser of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom has been released and it shows Jason Momoa back in the DC Universe in the sequel that’s dropping on December 20. The teaser shows the world of Aquaman being torn down to shreds as evil takes over. The video is full of action and displays top-notch VFX work. The full trailer will be released on Thursday. James Wan returns to direct the Aquaman sequel with Momoa starring as the lead character, alongside Patrick Wilson, Amber Heard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Nicole Kidman. The logline of the sequel reads, “Having failed to defeat Aquaman the first time, Black Manta, still driven by the need to avenge his father’s death, will stop at nothing to take Aquaman down once and for all.” “This time Black Manta is more formidable than ever before, wielding the power of the mythic Black Trident, which unleashes an ancient and malevolent force. To defeat him, Aquaman will turn to his imprisoned brother Orm, the former King of Atlantis, to forge an unlikely alliance. Together, they must set aside their differences in order to protect their kingdom and save Aquaman’s family, and the world, from irreversible destruction,” it further reads. — IANS CREATIONS BY RAGHAVENDRA RATHORE Bollywood actor Pankaj Tripathi repairs his village school in Bihar For the alma mater Renowned actor Pankaj Tripath has inaugurated a library at the Higher Secondary School in Belsand, Gopalganj, where he studied once. This heartfelt initiative is dedicated to the cherished memory of his late father, Pandit Banaras Tiwari. Tripathi’s dedication to sustainable development led to the installation of ecofriendly solar energy panels, ensuring the school’s selfsufficiency in power supply and electricity. Tripathi said, “In dedicating this library to the cherished memory of my father, Pandit Banaras Tiwari, I hope c m y b to instill a lifelong love for knowledge and literature in the hearts of students of Belsand, Gopalganj, which is the school where I took my first steps. Education is the greatest gift we can give to our future generations, and it is my honour to contribute to their journey of learning.” Hollywood star Chris Evans, 42, married Alba Baptista during a private ceremony at an estate in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Many of their friends were spotted nearby Boston for the wedding, including Evans’ Marvel costars Robert Downey Jr and his wife Susan Downey, Chris Hemsworth and his wife Elsa Pataky, Jeremy Renner, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt. Hemsworth, Downey, their wives and Renner were photographed dining and chatting at the Contessa restaurant in the five-star Newbury Boston hotel. Krasinski and Blunt were seen returning from the festivities soon after midnight. A source said: “They were very happy, joking and smiling.” Evans and the Portuguese actress, 26, had been dating for over a year. — IANS Chris Evans, Alba Baptista tie the knot in Massachusetts First look of Maharaja Actor Vijay Sethupathi, who is currently getting a lot of praise for his performance in the action thriller Jawan, on Monday unveiled the first look poster of his next film Maharaja. Taking to Instagram, Vijay shared a couple of pictures which he captioned, “#MaharajaFirstLook.” In the intriguing poster, Vijay can be seen sitting on a chair with a wounded ear, holding a sickle with blood stains on it. — ANI
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