26092023-LSTL-01.qxd 9/25/2023 10:19 PM Page 1 c m y b MISSION RANIGANJ TRAILER OUT The trailer of Mission Raniganj, starring Akshay Kumar as Jaswant Singh Gill, which was released on Monday, is a roller-coaster ride of emotions, drama, inspiration, courage and soulful music. The film will be released in theatres on October 6. TRIBUNE Tiger story On the birth anniversary of filmmaker Yash Chopra, Aditya Chopra will reveal Tiger Ka Message, a video that is a precursor to the trailer of Tiger 3. LUDHIANA | TUESDAY | 26 SEPTEMBER 2023 Parineeti Chopra and Raghav Chadha unite for their ‘happily ever after’ at a lavish ceremony in The White City Theme for a dream Dwyane Johnson ‘There are no drawbacks of fame’ B EAUTIFULLY decorated boats for the baarat, the couple matching their looks in ornate ivory ensembles to go with the theme ‘pearl white’ in the White City; the groom’s name, Raghav, in Hindi adorning the bride’s diaphanous veil in golden embroidery and no formality of lena dena, the much-in-love pair, Parineeti Chopra and Raghav Chadha, popularly known as Raagneeti, got married in Udaipur on Sunday. “Our forever begins now,” the newly wedded couple captioned their wedding pictures on Monday morning. “From the very first chat at the breakfast table, our hearts knew. Been waiting for this day for a long time… So blessed to finally be Mr and Mrs! Couldn’t have lived without each other… Our forever begins now…” the couple captioned the photographs on their respective Instagram accounts. Hollywood star Dwyane Johnson shared a candid video message with fans, after being asked to explain the benefits and drawbacks of fame. “There are no drawbacks of fame,” Johnson said in the selfie clip shared on Instagram, which was taken inside a gym. “I have been lucky to have been famous for a long time, and I realise that there are no drawbacks…” — IANS WHITE LIGHT Parineeti wore an embellished ivory lehenga by Manish Malhotra. It was the delicate veil with the groom’s name, Raghav, embroidered in Hindi in golden colour, which caught the fashion brigade’s eye. She completed her look with minimal make-up and mehendi. She accessorised it with precious, pastel stone jewellery from Malhotra’s label. Her baby pink chura and kaleere completed the bridal look. Raghav opted for an ivory sherwani and saafa. His wedding outfit was reportedly created by designer Pawan Sachdeva, who also happens to be Raghav maternal uncle. As Mr and Mrs, for their post-wedding party, Parineeti chose a champagne pink sequin saree with a cape while Raghav wore a black tuxedo. Pari teamed her saree with elegant precious stone jewellery and sindoor for her reception look. Raghav looked dapper in a black tuxedo. However, Pari’s simple, natural look that did not go down well with netizens. ‘Too simple, missing bridal glow,’ they commented. They also chose to go too casual for their first look after the festivities. Raghav wore a white shirt and black trousers with dark sunglasses, while Pari opted for blue denims with a pink off-shoulder top. FAMILY & FRIENDS The guest list for the ceremony at Leela Palace, Udaipur, was largely restricted to family and friends. Parineeti’s brother, Shivang Chopra, who is a doctor, extended a warm welcome to Raghav “...Welcome to the family Jeej. @raghavchadha88. Welcome to the craziness, which is the Chopra family...” he posted along with wedding pictures. CELEB SPOTTING PTI & ANI Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann attended the ceremony, along with other politicians. Fashion designer Manish Malhotra, former cricketer Harbhajan Singh with actor-wife Geeta Basra, and former tennis star Sania Mirza made for the celeb guest list. Parineeti’s co-actors and friends from the film industry took to social media to congratulate. Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Sidharth Malhotra, Anushka Sharma, Alia Bhatt and Kiara Advani were among the celebrities who wished the newlyweds on social media. “My blessings always,” Parineeti’s cousin Priyanka Chopra posted. Ayushmann Khurrana wrote, “Congratulations.” Neena Gupta, Varun Dhawan, Neha Dhupia, Gul Panag and Nimrat Kaur too poured wishes on social media. Manish Malhotra dropped heart emoticons and wished his best to the couple. NO LENA DENA PLEASE! Parineeti’s cousin Priyanka Chopra couldn’t attend the function in person, but her mother Madhu Chopra made it to the wedding. While talking to paparazzi, she called the ceremony ‘Bahut badiya’. Asked about what she gifted Parineeti and Raghav, she said, “Unhone sab mana kar diya. No lena dena.” — Agencies Narrow escape Swara is mom now Swara Bhasker and Fahad Ahmad have announced the arrival of their greatest blessing — a baby girl born on September 23. They’ve named her Raabiya, after the Sufi mystic Rabia Basri. The name also means spring and queen. The new parents have expressed their gratitude for the support and love they’ve received, and look forward to this life changing journey of parenthood together. The couple got married in February this year. — TNS Director Gabbar Sangrur, who will soon release his film White Punjab, says he loves exploring the pinds of Punjab and has never harboured dreams of moving to foreign shores Proud Punjabi Sophia Loren undergoes emergency surgery after fall Legendary Italian actress Sophia Loren underwent an emergency surgery on Sunday after she sustained several fractures after a fall at her home in Switzerland. She fell in her bathroom and sustained fractures to her hip and a serious fracture to her femur, which needed surgery. Sophia turned 89 on September 20. The operation was successful and there is ‘cautious optimism’ about Loren’s road to recovery. — PTI INSTAGRAM @SWARA BHASKER MR AND MRS Gabbar Sangrur completing a Masters degree from the Indian Theatre Department, Panjab University, he started a group, The Theatre Army, in 2007. Always fond of writing and direction, he also did a certificate course in Urdu. Setting up his base in Mohali, he started line production and has to his credit English film West Is West and the Punjabi movie Mastaney. Meghna Gulzar’s Sam Bahadur, Imtiaz Ali’s Chamkila and John Abraham’s The Diplomat are some of his other upcomingprojects as a line producer. Mona Passionate about filmmaking, director, writer and producer Gabbar Sangrur is in love with the genre of dark comedy. Scope for some punches and an opportunity to bring societal issues on to the screen, Gabbar is ready with his second project as a director — White Punjab. A film, which is based on gang wars in Punjab, is a dream project for Gabbar. “I had the first draft of the story with me in 2019. To begin with, I wanted to make a Hindi film on it. Gang wars are a reality in Punjab and I wanted to highlight them,” says Gabbar. Two infamous broad daylight killings in Punjab brought the issue into focus and Gabbar made up his mind to highlight it in Punjabi. “It was a story of the PRDEEPTEWARI c m y b The cast of WHite Punjab state. The two murders got national and international attention, so I decided to make it in Punjabi.” Due for a release in October, a multi-starrer, White Punjab marks the debut of singer DIGITAL ROUTE Kaka, and stars Kartar Cheema, Rabbi Kandola, Daksshjit Singh and Yasmeen in the lead roles. Gabbar started his innings with theatre in his hometown, Lehragaga, Sangrur. After He has also written and directed the web series Gangland in Motherland, which was released on YouTube. The obvious next step was big screen and he debuted as a film producer with Jalwayu Enclave. “It was a film set during the Covid time, and has times have been preserved those strange times in the film. It is available on Amazon Prime.” As for White Punjab, he is also the writer and producer of the film. Pollywood is dominated by comedy dramas, but Gabbar knows his genre well, “Films are for entertainment, but what works even better is if they can expose societal ills and work towards finding a solution.” When not working, Gabbar loves to explore the pinds of Punjab. “I am interested in its history and historical sites.” And no, unlike most Punjabi, he isn’t dreaming of Canada. “I feel fortunate to be born here, and here I will breathe my last,” signs off Gabbar, whose next is called Chaa Coffee, a family drama.
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