27092023-LSTL-01.qxd 26-09-2023 22:17 Page 1 c m y b ASHA BHOSLE MAKES A FAUX PAS Veteran singer Asha Bhosle has shared an old video from the Asian Athletics Championship held earlier this year and wished hurdler Jyothi Yaraaji for winning gold at the ongoing Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. Athletics events have not yet commenced at the Asian Games yet. TRIBUNE New role Alia Bhatt on Tuesday announced her next film with director Vasan Bala. Titled Jigra, the film will be co-produced by Karan Johar and Alia herself. LUDHIANA | WEDNESDAY | 27 SEPTEMBER 2023 EVERGREEN @100 The unforgettable Raju in Guide, the caring brother in Hare Rama Hare Krishna; Dev Anand, with his boyish charm and impeccable style, continues to fascinate T UESDAY marked the birth centenary of the legendary actor Dev Anand. He epitomised the dapper and debonair Hindi film hero in unforgettable classics such as Guide and Hum Dono, and directed hit films, including Hare Rama Hare Krishna. He died in 2011 at the age of 88 and would have turned 100 on Tuesday. With fans across the globe celebrating his father’s legacy, it feels the actor-filmmaker is still around. The most famous movies from his early years are Munimji, CID, Paying Guest, Taxi Driver and Hum Dono. He’s also known for crime thrillers like Jaal, Dushman, Kalabazaar, Kaala Paani, Johny Mera Naam and Jewel Thief. But the one film that stands out in his filmography is Guide, an adaptation of RK Narayan’s book, counted as a Hindi cinema classic with his portrayal of Raju considered by many as one of the actor’s best performances. Jewel Thief Hare Rama Hare Krishna Johny Mera Naam GLIMPSES FROM THE PAST ■ Dev Anand was the highest paid Hindi film actor from 1957-1964 and the second highest paid for the following decade. ■ Till 1987, Dev Anand held the record of doing most solo hero Hindi films (over 90), which Rajesh Khanna broke by doing 92 that year. ■ Anand was an ardent fan of the Charlie Chaplin and even got the opportunity to meet him at the latter’s residence in Switzerland in 1954. To pay tribute to the evergreen classic The Great Dictator (1940), Anand greeted Chaplin with a salute and said, “Hail Chaplin”. Delighted by this heartfelt gesture, Chaplin responded, “Welcome to my White House.” ■ During the shooting of Kinare Kinare song from the film Vidya (1948), Dev and actress Suraiya fell in love. Anand proposed to Suraiya but the two never got married because Suraiya’ mother didn’t approve of it. ■ Reportedly, he used to avoid wearing black after a fan jumped from the balcony seeing him a black attire. Kala Bazaar Guide ‘I’m not turning 50’ Kate Moss loves ‘moonbathing’ to absorb lunar energy Model Kate Moss has revealed that part of her new lifestyle involves ‘moonbathing’, in which she lies under the night sky to absorb lunar energy. Kate has also experimented with waking at 4 am, and growing her own vegetables after moving out of London to “Remembering Dev Anand sir on his 100th birth anniversary, an evergreen icon, who mesmerizes us even today with his charisma acting style and timeless songs. #devanand #devanandat100. Watched one more time the remarkable nail-biting thriller #JewelThief by the master filmmaker Vijay Anand at the packed house @_PVRCinemas! #DevAnand’s suave style & razor-sharp witty dialogues had me absolutely hooked. SD Burman’s timeless and enchanting songs had the entire audience humming along…” – Madhur Bhandarkar, director “What a special experience watching Jewel Thief on the big screen last night with my family as part of the #Devanand 100 celebrations!” – Shriya Pilgaonkar, actress From the loving son The show goes on, says Dev Anand’s son Suneil Anand. “I feel he is still with us, with me. He is the source of inspiration for millions of youth the world over even now. He continues to live as the evergreen romantic star.” Dev Anand and actor-wife Kalpana Kartik had two children — Suneil and daughter Devina. — TNS & PTI “Celebrating 100 years of Dev saab. Stylish, suave and prolific, he was a dynamo beyond compare. And what generosity of talent! He sparked careers (mine included), brought together creative heads, and made films that resonated across generations. It gladdens my heart to see his legacy honoured an entire century since his birth. In recent days, I’ve been overwhelmed with requests for comments on him but there is little to add to what I’ve already said.”– Zeenat Aman, actress “Few remember #devanand as a man of immense courage. During the #emergency imposed by #IndiraGandhi, when the cost of speaking out was immediate imprisonment, Dev Anand took to the streets to rally people to stand up against the emergency... and defied Indira Gandhi…” – Shekhar Kapur, director The charm of Dev Dev Anand, who along with Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor, ruled the film industry for decades, stood out for his impeccable style, mannerisms and carefree attitude, summed up beautifully by Sahir Ludhianvi’s memorable song, Main zindagi ka saath nibhata chala gaya, har fikar ko dhuen mein udata chala gaya in the 1961 film Hum Dono. WORDS FROM THE HEART west Oxfordshire, Her day starts with transcendental meditation. She said about being in “denial” about her upcoming 50th birthday on January 16. “I’m not turning 50. No. I’m not thinking about it. I do not feel 50.” Kate also said “no comment” when asked whether she has undergone any “tweakments” such as filler or botox to prevent the appearance of aging. —IANS Hum Dono Priyanka Chopra Jonas on WGA agreement Killer instinct The makers of the upcoming film Animal have shared another poster and this time featuring a “bloodied” look of actor Bobby Deol. Bobby Deol’s ‘bloodied’ look as ferocious antagonist in Animal revealed Bobby portrays the antagonist, the enemy to Animal. He embodies a character who is both fire and calm, a juxtaposition that adds depth to his portrayal. His fierce personality radiates through the new poster making him a formidable adversary for the film’s protagonist. Animal is an action thriller film directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga and produced by TSeries and Cine1 Studios. The film stars Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Rashmika Mandanna and Tripti Dimri. The film was earlier scheduled to be released on August 11 but was pushed to December 1 due to pending post-production work. Bobby is returning to the big screen after 2019. He was last seen on the silver screen in Housefull 4. —IANS ‘Result of unified stance’ Priyanka Chopra Jonas applauded everyone’s efforts in bringing about a tentative but essential agreement between the Writers Guild Association (WGA) and the studios and streamers. The SAG AFTRA strike, which has been ongoing since July of this year, might come to an end as a result of this outcome. She took to Instagram and wrote, “Bravo! This is the result of a committed, unified stance. Hope that this positive momentum can drive closure on the SAG AFRA discussions too. After several long consecu- tive days of negotiations, the #WGA and the #AMPTP have reached a tentative deal on a new contract in a major development that could precipitate the end of a historic, 146-day #WritersStrike.” A tentative deal has been struck to end the impasse between writers and studios that has impacted the television and movie industry. The WGA on Sunday signed a tentative deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, a labour group representing studios and streaming services. — ANI WORLD TOURISM DAY A guided tour A swim in a nuclear crater in Kazakhstan or playing with colours in Braj Bhumi? If you are feeling adventurous, these five travel docu-series will show you how to get there Mona Right from adventurous to celebratory to macabre, this World Tourism Day we bring you different hues of tourism celebrated in travel docuseries shot across the world. Each with a unique spin – a biking trip from Berlin to Beijing by two friends with a dream to raise funds for a school; sampling unique lifestyle across the Andes, and risking life in places just for a weird vacation, OTT offers ample choice to suit the different moods. Dark Tourist DARE TO VENTURE? Dark Tourist (2018) Magical Andes India’s Mega Festivals Down to Earth with Zac Efron Life can be dangerous when you are a ‘dark tourist’. New Zealand filmmaker and journalist David Farrier takes us on a vacation to places of death and destruction. The 2018 Netflix original series Dark Tourist is mad and morbid taking the viewers on a dangerous holiday, including a swim in a lake made by a nuclear blast in cand witness an exorcism in Mexico. The eight episodes, each more dangerous than another, make Ferrier happy to be alive. Viewer’s discretion is advised, for the series deals with the themes of violence and suicide. For the uninitiated, Dark Tourism, also called black tourism, morbid tourism or grief tourism, deals with travel largely to historical places associated with tragedy. MAGIC OF THE MOUNTAINS Magical Andes (2019) Magical Andes, the Netflix docu-series, explores South America’s mountains and the inhabitants of that area. The first season explores the link between ancient traditions and modernity in Peru, its vast cities coexisting with symbols of the Inca empire like Machu Picchu; and adventurers try to conquer the active volcano Cotopaxi in Ecuador among others. Its second season explores the longest continental mountain range of the world through seven countries — c m y b Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela and the unique lifestyles of the people. KEEPING THE EARTH GREEN Down to Earth With Zac Efron (2020) Daytime Emmy Award winner, this Netflix docu-series explores the world through the lens of sustainable practices. The series has the teen idol Zac Efron (Troy Bolton in the High School Musical) and his trips to France, Puerto Rico, London, Iceland, Costa Rica, Peru, and Sardinia capturing the green practices. The series’ second season explores Australia. Right from Sydney to the Greater Blue Mountains, Zac and cohost Darin Olien film ecowarriors to know about habitat conservation. SOME CELEBRATORY HUE India’s Mega Festivals (2023) India’s Mega Festivals on Disney + Hotstar holds a celebratory hue. It has famous Chef Gary Mehigan in his favourite destination – India - and weaving along a tapestry of colour, competition and culture. He visits different parts of the country exploring traditions and celebrations with various festivals like Holi in Braj Bhumi and Onam in Kerala. Chef Paolo Naranjo joins Mehigan in this journey exploring grand Ganesh Utsav in Maharashtra. Beauty of this series is how these two foreigners blend in the crowd to present the traditional and modern ways of celebrations side by side. THEME FOR A DREAM Biking Borders (2019) This Netflix documentary has two best friends, Max and Nono, undertake a 15,000 km biking trip from Berlin to Beijing fundraising throughout their trip to build a school in Guatemala. Directed by Max Jabs, this inspiring documentary comes with a dash of humour and holds all colours of hospitality, melancholy and tragedy. It’s U/A13+ on account of language, nudity and tobacco use. Breaking records SRK-starrer Jawan creates a tizzy as it rakes in ~1000 cr worldwide Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s latest release Jawan has finally crossed the Rs 1,000-crore benchmark worldwide in just 19 days of its release. The film, on September 25, surpassed SRK’s another 2023 blockbuster Pathaan at the boxoffice collection in India. On Monday, Red Chillies Production took to Instagram, where they uploaded a clip featuring Shah Rukh Khan in his film’s dual avatar. It had “Rs 1004.92 cr worldwide GBOC,” written on it. For the caption, it reads, “History in the making ft. Jawan! Have you watched it yet? Go book your tickets now! Watch #Jawan in cinemas - in Hindi, Tamil & Telugu.” Trade analyst Taran Adarsh on Tuesday took to Twitter, where he mentioned that Jawan is all set to surpass the collections of Gadar 2 and Pathaan. Jawan also features Sanya Malhotra,Nayanthara, Vijay Sethupathi and Deepika Padukone. — IANS
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