14092023-LSTC-01.qxd 9/13/2023 10:25 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Postponed The makers of the upcoming Prabhasstarrer Salaar: Part 1 Ceasefire have confirmed that the release date of the film has been postponed. The new release date has not been locked yet. LUDHIANA | THURSDAY | 14 SEPTEMBER 2023 Swift, sensational PHOTOS: AGENCIES Wardrobe malfunction for Nicki Minaj Singer Taylor Swift racks up nine trophies at MTV’s Video Music Awards Rapper Nicki Minaj stunned the audience as she took to the MTV VMAs stage in a pink wedding dress. The bold outfit was bubble-gum pink, presumably as a nod to her Barbie nickname. However, it wasn’t smooth sailing for the beloved rapper as she suffered a wardrobe malfunction. “I just realised that one of my shoes weren’t buckled properly,” she said, before the camera zoomed in at her feet. IANS Singer Shakira performs at the event T AYLOR Swift took home the top prize at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards for her AntiHero music video on a night full of surprises. “This is unbelievable. The fact that this is a fanvoted award means so much to me,” Swift said in her acceptance speech. The show, held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, was Swift’s from nearly the beginning. Swift took home nine of the 11 awards that she was up for, including Artist of the Year, in a category made up entirely of women nominees for the first time in VMA history. Her Karma (remix) collaborator, Ice Spice, won best new artiste award. Host Nicki Minaj performed her latest single, the dreamy Last Time I Saw You before jumping into a brand-new tease of a fiery new trap cut from her highly-anticipated Pink Friday 2 album. POP STORY K-pop boy band Tomorrow X Together and Brazilian superstar Anitta premiered their new collaboration, the glossy retro-pop of Back for More. Comedian Tiffany Haddish presented the award for ‘Best Afrobeats’ in the category’s inaugural year, given to Rema and Selena Gomez for their massive hit Calm Down. SHAKIRA SHINES Colombian icon Shakira received the Video Vanguard Award and performed an incredible bilingual medley of her decades of hits in a set introduced by her Hips Don’t Lie collaborator Wyclef Jean. “MTV, thank you for being such a big part of my career since I was only 18 years old,” Shakira said, also thanking her parents and her children, who she brought to the show. “This is for you my people, my Latin American people, inside and outside this country,” she said, as she switched to Spanish. “Thank you for inspiring me and for injecting me with so much strength and so much desire to move forward, I love you so much.” She also took home the award for best collaboration for TQG, her song with Karol G. The duo gave their acceptance Anitta, Ice Spice, Karol G and Cardi B Sheetal Whenever we talk of superheroes, we immediately think of all that the West has to offer. So, this Hindi Diwas day we bring superhero flicks available in Hindi, be it films, audio series or web series. From the gripping stories of your favourite Marvel and DC heroes to the thrilling adventures of Indian superheroes, here’s a quick check. Minnal Murali Platform: Netflix Set in the 90s, this film depicts the tale of a young tailor who becomes a superhero, played by Tovino Thomas, after being struck by lightning. Magic in mother tongue This Hindi Diwas, watch these superhero series and films in Hindi The Sandman, Act I (Hindi edition) Platform: Audible Neil Gaiman, the renowned English comic-book writer, has penned the famous Sandman series, published by DC. The Sandman Act 1 in Hindi features a stellar cast of narrators, including Tabu (narrator), Vijay Varma (Morpheus), Manoj Bajpayee (Doctor Destiny), Adarsh Gourav (John Constantine), and Kubbra Sait (Death). Batman Ek Chakravyuh Platform: Spotify It is the Hindi adaptation of the Spotify’s series Batman Unburied. It stars Amit Sadh, Sharib Hashmi and Shweta Tripathi as Batman, the Riddler and Barbara Gordo, respectively. The series has 10 episodes and is directed by Mantra. Balveer 3 Platform: SonyLIV Baalveer is a young super- hero who fights evil forces and protects children using his magical powers. Actor Dev Joshi has grown up playing the superhero for a long time. The latest season unfolds the unpredictable event that changes Baalveer’s reality. A Flying Jatt Platform: Zee 5 A Flying Jatt is a one-of-akind Hindi superhero film starring Tiger Shroff and Jacqueline Fernandez. Aman, played by Tiger Shroff, is a passionate environmentalist and uses his special powers to protect his village from toxic waste and pollution. Krrish Platform: Prime Video Talking about the Hindi superheroes, Krrish always comes first. The movie starred Hrithik Roshan as Krrish and Priyanka Chopra as Priya in the lead roles. It is the sequel to the hit movie, Koi Mil Gaya, which is the original story of how Krrish came into being first. Marvel’s Wastelanders: Star-Lord (Hindi edition) Platform: Audible A localised production of the global phenomenon, Marvel’s Wastelanders: Star-Lord is the first season of the series, which is narrated by A-list actors such as Saif Ali Khan (Peter Quill), Vrajesh Hirjee (Rocket), Sushant Divgikr (Cora) and Anagsha Biswas (Collector). (Inputs by Harleen Kaur) COMING SOON Wastelanders: Star-Lord Minnal Murali A Flying Jatt Balveer 3 c m y b The Sandman, Act I The trailer of the highly anticipated Hindi Audible Original podcast series Marvel’s Wastelanders: Hawkeye has been dropped. This is the second instalment in the localised production of the global franchise. The trailer introduces us to Hawkeye, the sole survivor of the Avengers. speech entirely in Spanish. DIDDY IS GLOBAL ICON Diddy received the Global Icon Award from Mary J. Blige and his daughter Chance Combs. He is third recipient of the award, following the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2022 and the Foo Fighters in 2021. The legendary rapper also performed at the VMAs for the first time since 2005. It was an incredible collection of some of his biggest hits like Bad Boy for Life and Mo Money Mo Problems, joined by some of his greatest collaborators: Yung Miami, Keyshia Cole, and sweetest of all, his son, King Combs. Later, Anitta won the ‘Best Latin’ award for the second year in a row, delivering one of the more endearing acceptance speeches of the night — “I wanna thank myself,” she laughed. “Because I work so hard!” 50 YEARS OF HIP-HOP Near the end of the show, the MTV Video Music Awards celebrated 50 years of hiphop with a star-studded finale performance. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five started with The Message, which led to Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick’s The Show. Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, LL Cool J and DMC of Run-DMC closed it out — an energetic celebration of a multigenerational culture. — AP Short, but sweet The limited screen time in Jawan never bothered Sanya Malhotra, as the actress says she was more focused on what she could learn from superstar Shah Rukh Khan and the rest of the film’s team. Malhotra has a pivotal, but small role in the Atlee directorial as Dr Eeram, a former doctor who is part of Shah Rukh’s team of vigilantes. She also gave the example of Shah Rukh’s appearance in Kamal Haasan’s 2000 movie Hey Ram and said, “In Hey Ram, he had done a character just for the script and love of acting, which gives me a lot of confidence as an actor. When I got this opportunity, it’s something I could never have said no to because I’m a huge Shah Rukh Khan fan, and to get to work with him, to be around him, to see him work – why would I say no to it even in my dreams?” Sanya Malhotra talks about her role in Jawan Jawan also stars Vijay Sethupathi, Priyamani, Girija Oak, Sanjeeta Bhattacharya, Lehar Khan, Aaliyah Qureshi, Ridhi Dogra, Sunil Grover and Mukesh Chhabra, as well as Deepika Padukone and Sanjay Dutt in guest appearances. Malhotra called Shah Rukh an ‘institution’ and that she learnt a lot from the actor. The 31-year-old actress said she learnt a lot on the sets of her first film Dangal as well. In Dangal she shared the screen with Aamir Khan, and it came in handy when she signed for Jawan. — PTI RIP, Birbal Sholay actor Satinder Kumar Khosla, popularly known as Birbal, dies at 84 Veteran actor Satinder Kumar Khosla, best known by his stage name Birbal, died on Tuesday evening due to cardiac arrest at a hospital in Mumbai. He was 84. Birbal is perhaps most remembered for the role of a prisoner with a half moustache in 1975’s Sholay, a film headlined by Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan. According to Shalini, her father was admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital for kidney-related issues last week. “He had undergone brain surgery about a month ago. We had admitted him to the hospital three-four days ago due to kidney issues. He passed away at the hospital last evening due to cardiac arrest,” Shalini said. Birbal became popular for his comic timing in 1960s’ and 1970s’ films such as Boond Jo Ban Gayi Moti, Upkar, Roti Kapda Aur Makaan, Kranti, Naseeb, Yaarana, Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke and Anjaam. As a character actor, he has appeared in over 500 movies across languages like Hindi, Punjabi, Bhojpuri and Marathi. — PTI
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