19092023-LSTL-01.qxd 9/18/2023 10:12 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Ramp call Former Miss World and Bollywood actress Manushi Chhillar is all set to make her debut at London Fashion Week 2023. She will be walking the ramp for designer Rocky Star. LUDHIANA | TUESDAY | 19 SEPTEMBER 2023 This streeis Funny vein Sylvester Stallone says he is ‘the last of dinosaurs’ Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone has exceeded his own expectations in the movie industry, and has even compared himself to ‘the last of dinosaurs’. “It’s like, really, you can’t be prepared for this. Especially with the longevity of this career, which is mindblowing...because I don’t know how much longer you can wait...Society is changing, the commercial aspect in cinema...it’s faster. So, longevity would become a premium,” Sylvester shared. “I consider myself like the last of dinosaurs, you know what I mean? And I’m very proud of that…But yeah, you have to really think about that. It’s incredible. Yeah, it is. I don’t take it for granted, but I really want to spend it with my loved ones. The majority of what’s left.” Earlier this year, Stallone claimed that he was determined to shoot a reality TV show while he was ‘still relevant’. The Hollywood icon starred in a reality series titled The Family Stallone, and the veteran actor insisted he wanted to ‘share this notoriety’ with the world. Sylvester, who starred in the Rocky and Rambo film franchises, shared, “It would be great to share this notoriety with a reality show while you’re still relevant. I love daughters, I love my wife and I wanted to share that. It’s something that I think is entertaining.” — IANS special! Mona P ROUD of her half-Punjabi, half-Maharashtrian roots, the Stree actress Shraddha Kapoor is a big foodie who knows the art of balancing a good Punjabi meal with an effective workout! Looking sporty, the girlnext-door, during her brief stop to Chandigarh for a brand endorsement, Shraddha opened up on her journey. The Arohi of Aashiqui 2 is much in love with the spirit of Chandigarh. “I love the people here, and their vibe,” smiles the actor, wondering aloud if she will be able to have her favourite chole bhature, given the short duration of her trip! Grounded and humble, she talks of her family and how it has always been a cushion. “I have been fortunate to be Unity in diversity Bollywood actor Vicky are all one unit working Kaushal says the Indian film towards the end goal — that is industry is a representation making a film. We are all very of how beautiful India’s happy and proud. Our film plurality is. He said: industry is a microcosm “Our film industry is a of what India is and I’m true representation of just fortunate to be a India’s beautiful diversipart of it.” ty. Here you will see peoVicky’s next, The ple from various backGreat Indian grounds make a Family, is a living through celebration of sheer talent.” India’s unity He added: “When in diversity. we are on set, we VICKY KAUSHAL — IANS Ganesh Chaturthi is all about modaks, beautiful décor and blessings of Bappa. Here’s how celebs are celebrating this year part of the family that has always empowered me,” says Shraddha. If she finds strength in the women in the family, in her famous father, Shakti Kapoor, she finds an excellent walking buddy. Not giving in to naysayers, she finds strength in social media fan clubs too. “I am grateful for my family and extended family on social media; they have always stood by me through it all.” Sequel time Just like her audience, she too is looking forward to the transition from O Stree Kal Aana to O Stree Raksha Karna. She talks about the sequel. “Amar Kaushik is one of the finest directors our industry has seen,” as she joins Kaushik in the Stree sequel. Not confined to genres, Shraddha’s focus is on characters that she gets to play, “I want to be part of amazing narratives.” Bollywood working on not, formula or alternative cinema, she insists, “It is the audience that is the ultimate deciding factor. Nobody knows the socalled ‘hit’ formula. We can just work hard and wait.” Another director, apart from Kaushik, whom she absolutely adores is Mohit Suri. Having done Aashiqui 2, Ek Villain and Half Special festival Prateik Chaudhary Ganesh Chaturthi has always been special for me, and I cannot forget it because I got my first good break, Sindoor Ki Keemat, on Indian television during Ganesh Chaturthi. Last year, I was working, and this year, I am working as well. Bappa has always blessed me. Fond memories Raavee Gupta Growing up in Mumbai, Ganesh Chaturthi was the festival we celebrated the most. We also had Ganesh ji Girlfriend with him, Shraddha insists, “Even if I ever see a missed call from him, I am like ‘yes’ I am doing it! His portrayal of romantic narrative is magical.” Also in her favourites’ list is Anvita Dutt. “What she has done with Qala is just out of the world, it is one enchanting, haunting story beautifully presented.” Amongst the heroes, “I have admired Hrithik Roshan or long. He is a fabulous actor.” Fashion mantra In Chandigarh to promote a sports brand, Shraddha shares her fashion funda, “I am big on comfort, athleisure is my style.” While she is consistent with her workout, her food ccomprises regular meals. “I don’t believe in cheat meals; it brings a feeling of guilt. All meals are just meals for me,” says the girl, particularly fond of chole bhature, paranthas and vada pav. Ask her about her perfect date and she says, “It has to be delicious food on the table and a plan to workout all the calories consumed the next day!” WHEN SUKHMANI PLAYED THE HOST Sukhmani Sadana, actor-writer, had a great time being the host in her favourite city, Chandigarh. She shared, “The vibe here is beyond electric. I love coming to Chandigarh as this city is full of love and life. As for Sharaddha, she is a delight to work with.” SHRADDHA KAPOOR AND SUKHMANI SADANA The power of blessings... ANI SHILPA SHETTY BRINGS BAPPA HOME Total grandeur Anusha Mishra When we moved to Mumbai, I had the privilege of witnessing the grand festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. For me, it’s all about the grandeur and the way Mumbaikars celebrate the arrival of Bappa. In Chandigarh, Shraddha Kapoor, who will now be seen in Stree 2, confesses her love for chole bhature, but says workout is a must too Eco-friendly approach Sheeba Akashdeep SHEEBA AKASHDEEP visiting our home every year. My childhood is filled with memories of Ganesh Chaturthi, whether it was at our home, a friend’s place, or in the neighbourhood. Apart from our family celebration, we visited friends’ homes. This year, too, we will be welcoming Ganesh ji into our family for a day-and-ahalf. I will need to control my intake of sweets though! Pure feeling Surabhi Das After coming to Mumbai from Assam, now I eagerly look forward to Ganesh Chaturthi to seek Bappa’s blessings. It’s such a powerful and pure festival. This year, I’m planning to visit the Lalbaug pandal and my friends’ places. Currently, I’m not personally bringing Bappa to my home, as I feel I still need to be more prepared to celebrate at home. SHIVANGI VERMA Prayer time Akshay Anand I start my day by praying to Bappa. I celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi in my society and visit the homes of many friends from the industry during these 10 days of worshiping Lord Ganesha. Until now, I haven’t celebrated it at my home, but I plan to do so. At my parents’ house, we celebrate for 11 days. The whole house gets prepared for Ganpati AKSHAY ANAND festival in terms of decoration. Besides that, whatever I need to get painted or repaired, it is done during this time. My Bappa is eco-friendly and dissolves in water. Deep faith Shivangi Verma PRATEIK CHAUDHARY Lord Ganesha plays a very SURABHI DAS c m y b important role in my life because he’s really helped me sail through tough times. I will be decorating the home and the pandal where Bappa will be residing for some days. This time, I will be inviting all the friends home and seek Bappa’s blessings. Words of wisdom Screenwriter Varun Grover talks about Punjabi translation of his short stories Celebrated screenwriter and lyricist Varun Grover participated in the discussion about the Punjabi translation of his short stories, released under the title Radio, at the Punjab University Chandigarh on Monday. The event was moderated by research scholar Sukhdev Singh Bhagaur. It commenced with theatre artiste Sahej Aziz narrating the title story Radio, which is based on Grover’s maternal grandmother’s account of Partition and how the family became refugees in independent India, after having to leave their ancestral village in Gujranwala (now Pakistan). Satdeep Gill shared how the Punjabi translation came about after he read the stories in the Hindi collection, Paperchor. As they Nicolas Cage thrilled by the idea of being aged for The Retirement Plan Plan of action Hollywood star Nicolas Cage relished the idea of being aged for The Retirement Plan. The 59-year-old actor plays a retired assassin in director Tim Brown’s new movie, and he was quick to get on board for the project because not only did he like the script, but was intrigued at the thought of playing someone a decade older. “I sent Mike (Nilon), his manager, the script, and he responded. He said that he thought it was really funny. He loved the family theme that’s running through it,” Tim said. “He loved the idea of playing a grandfather and playing a bit older than his were very much from the Punjabi milieu, the stories needed to be told in their original language. Varun Grover shared, “A good story should be able to evoke love and compassion in the reader. The writers should not limit their language, thinking that a certain concept or word won’t be comprehensible to readers.” — TNS own age. So he liked the idea of being aged and that was pretty much it. We talked a lot about the material, and the comedy really drew him to it.” The filmmaker praised the City of Angels actor for his “phenomenal” comic ability and the special qualities he brings to his work. He said, “I don’t know if he ever gets enough credit for being a tremendous comic actor because he does so much drama and action, but his comic ability is phenomenal.” “He has an ability to improvise and add just a little twist of something that I refer to as the ‘Nic Cage spice’.” —IANS
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