25092023-LSTC-01.qxd 9/24/2023 11:05 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Up next Nora Fatehi is currently shooting in Azerbaijan for the upcoming film Crakk - Jeethegaa Toh Jiyegaa, which stars Vidyut Jammwal in the lead role. LUDHIANA | MONDAY | 25 SEPTEMBER 2023 When cricket met comedy As part of the Comedians Cricket League, famous stand-up comics, including Abhishek Upmanyu, Aakash Gupta, Munawar Faruqui and Anubhav Singh Bassi, were in Chandigarh. Here are a few light-hearted moments with them... Beyonce Special guest Comedians in a light mood before the match PHOTOS: RAVI KUMAR Sheetal P OPULAR stand-up comedians gathered at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium in Chandigarh, as part of the Comedians Cricket League, organised by The Laugh Club, this weekend. They formed a part of three teams — Chandigarh Challengers (CC), Delhi Destroyers (DD) and Mumbai Maestros (MM). Captains of the respective teams — Abhishek Upmanyu, Aakash Gupta and Munawar Faruqui — were excited to be here. We caught up with some among them! Aakash Gupta, who is popularly known for the dialogue ‘Excuse me, Brother’, said the content he had created was mainly based on observation and stories from life. The comedian, however, was not sure whether he would find any comic content during the Comedians Cricket League. But he was sure it would overall be a great experience. Beyonce gets a surprise visit from Megan Thee Stallion on stage at Houston concert Grammy-winning singer Beyonce received a surprise in her hometown, Houston, as she was joined on stage by rapper Megan Thee Stallion during a concert, a part of her ongoing Renaissance Tour. Beyoncé, 42, brought her Renaissance World Tour to Houston on September 23 evening and Megan Thee Stallion, who also hails from Texas city, came out on stage as a special guest. Fans captured footage of the surprise appearance, in which the two performed their collaboration Savage (remix). “I love you, Queen,” Beyoncé told Megan in a video shared on X (formerly known as Twitter). In response, the rapper stated, “I love you, Beyoncé.” The Houston concert marked the first time the Break My Soul singer and Megan, 28, performed the 2020 hit live together. The rapper had previously attended the Renaissance Tour as a part of the crowd, where she was spotted next to Beyonce’s husband JAY-Z at the Paris show in late May. Back in September 22, the Body rapper dropped out of the line-up at New York City’s Global Citizen Festival when Beyoncé (also called Queen Bey) invited her to take the stage the same day at her Houston show. Megan Thee Stallion (whose real name is Megan Pete) first released Savage on her Suga EP in March 2020. After the song went viral on TikTok, Beyoncé hopped on a remix of it in late April of that year. The collaboration propelled the song to even more success, reaching number one on the Hot 100 and scoring the duo best rap song and best rap performance at the 2021 Grammy Awards. — IANS Megan Thee Stallion What a stunt! Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio reportedly dodged traffic by zipping around in a diplomatic car. The Oscarwinning actor, 48, is rumoured to have been avoiding London’s jams after being loaned the luxury bright blue Range Rover with blacked out windows by an Ivory Coast official. “It’s no secret that Leo has friends in high places. All diplomatic cars are clearly recognisable via their number plates and more often than not the person at the wheel has diplomatic immunity, so speeding or jumping a red light now and then wouldn’t be a concern,” a source told. “He even had it drop and pick him up at Chiltern Firehouse, where he likes to hang out in London,” the source added. The actor was spotted partying with models Georgia Grace Martin, 28, and Nour Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio borrowed diplomatic car to avoid traffic jams in London Bassi blast Another comedian from his team, Delhi Aakash Gupta and Anubhav Singh Bassi doing well and he had nothing to lose as long as his comedy career did not suffer. Being one of the many public figures who had talked about mental health issues among men, Bassi shared, “I have come far from the point where I was depressed, but yes I do need therapy from time to time.” As for writer’s block, Bassi felt the best approach was not to force things. Some of the other comedians who participated in the league included Manpreet Singh, Sorabh Pant, Parvinder Singh, Vipul Goyal, Rajat Chauhan and Punit Pania. ANI For designers Shantnu and Nikhil copied versions of their creations do not matter as they enjoy a loyal clientele Sheetal From signature drape-kurtas and saree gowns to jackets and statement accessories, every ensemble weaves of theirs is a story of heritage and sartorial style. If you haven’t guessed it yet, we are talking about celebrity designers Shantnu and Nikhil, who were in tricity to launch their store. On what motivated them to bring their bridge-to-luxury store in Chandigarh, the siblings say, “We have always got a lot of orders from customers in Chandigarh and Punjab, mainly Jalandhar and Amritsar. They often complained that they had to travel to Del- Original touch hi to do their custom-made bridal shopping.” Calling Chandigarh an ‘aspirational’ city, Shantnu said often designers underestimated the potential that tier Taking it easy Heidi Klum has let go of her obsession with looks Rizk, 23, at the Chiltern Firehouse recently. He shielded himself behind a face mask and donned one of his signature LA Laker’s baseball caps as he arrived at the spot. — IANS Destroyers, Anubhav Singh Bassi, swore by his storytelling style. He was also recently seen as an actor in Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar, along with Ranbir Kapoor. Meanwhile, Bassi witnessed a full house at his show, organised at Indradhanush Stadium, Panchkula, on Friday night. He joked, “I remember producers were impressed by my act and told me that you won’t stop getting calls after Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar. But I have been waiting for almost months now.” Bassi insisted on writing a story for a film project, all because he believed his stand-up acts were Supermodel Heidi Klum has become more laidback about her appearance in recent years. The 50year-old star was often worried about her appearance at the height of her modelling career, but Heidi has adopted a different attitude since she met her husband, Tom Kaulitz. She has also become more relaxed about her own figure since they first met. She shared: “When he met me, he said, ‘You can always also eat a little bit more.’ And I was like, ‘What are you talking about?’ And I guess looking back, I was much thinner than I am today.” “When you’re a model ... I guess I was exercising harder. I was running around outside, jogging and all of this stuff. Over the last few years, and especially since I’ve met him, I’ve just been more relaxed.” — IANS c m y b II cities had. “But City Beautiful has been on the radar of many ace designers and you would see more big names coming here in the near future.” Sustainable fashion About sustainable fashion, they opine that ‘it means different things to different people’. Elaborating, Shantnu says, “We don’t propa- gate fast fashion. Whatever is left either gets cleared in end of season sale or burnt down to nothing.” In the design and fashion industry for more than 23 years, they are no longer bothered about their copied versions sold at many places. Shantnu shares, “To get into legal soup with impersonators of a design is a tedious process. Whoever has bought our design’s copy at least knows our name. And, rest assured, by far we have had loyal clients. It’s the customers and clients who make a brand, so we are always thankful for the buyers of original as well as the copied versions!” ‘Absolute pleasure’ Singer Navraj Hans talks about performing at Parineeti and Raghav’s sangeet ceremony Singer Navraj Hans performed at actress Parineeti Chopra and AAP leader Raghav Chadha’s sangeet ceremony on Saturday night and said it was an ‘absolute pleasure’. Navraj took to Instagram on Sunday and shared two pictures from the celebration held on September 23 night. Meanwhile, Parineeti Chopra and Raghav Chadha tied the knot on Sunday. The baraat took-off from the Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, in boats. From ten- Rest in peace Veteran Malayalam film director KG George passes away at 77 Veteran filmmaker from Kerala KG George passed away on Sunday. He was 77 and living at an old age home in Kakkanad, Kochi. He was one of the iconic filmmakers of the Malayalam industry. — IANS Director Prayag Raj no more nis player Sania Mirza to cricketer Harbhajan Singh to politicians, including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and Aaditya Thackeray, a host of celebrities were present at the wedding. — IANS The sudden demise of veteran screenplay writer-director Prayag Raj has left the entire movie industry in shock. Prayag Raj breathed his last on Saturday at his residence in Mumbai. Soon after the news broke, several celebs from Amitabh Bachchan to Anil Kapoor took to their social media handles to pay tributes to the filmmaker. — ANI
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