07112023-LSTC-01.qxd 11/6/2023 10:44 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Is she sorry? Doja Cat has annoyed social media users after she used her Instagram account to taunt her haters with a bizarre video posted over the weekend. Doja later offered an apology. LUDHIANA | TUESDAY | 7 NOVEMBER 2023 Singularly happy Put on your glass slippers Kylie Minogue frustrated by idea that she’s ‘unlucky in love’ Singer Kylie Minogue wants fans to “move on” from the idea that she is “unlucky” in love. The 55year-old pop superstar has never tied the knot and called off her relationship with Paul Solomons in February after five years of dating and while she would like fans to forget about her love life. “There’s a level of acceptance that that’s the way it is, and I think mostly it’s driven by, we all love a bit of gossip. It’s kind of like, what would’ve happened over the fence forever ago. But it would be great to move on from the ‘she’s lucky in love, she’s unlucky in love’, because it’s just not that simple,” she said in an interview. The Spinning Around legend famously dated her Neighbours co-star Jason Donovan in the 1980s with whom she tied the knot on-screen in one of the soap’s most memorable moments and she went on to speculate that the public’s supposed fascination with her love life stemmed from the life of her fictional counterpart. After her relationship with Jason, Minogue dated late INXS rocker Michael Hutchence before dating Stephane Sednaoui, Olivier Martinez, James Gooding, and called off her engagement to Joshua Sasse in 2017. She noted that her fans intentions are usually “well-meant” but insisted that she is “happy” being single right now. She said, “When it’s good, it’s well-meant, good intentions. But I’m happy where I am. I just will state that!” —IANS IFFI all set to roll The 54th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), one of the biggest film and cultural extravaganza of the world is scheduled to begin in Goa from November 20 and showcase over 270 films over a period of 10 days. Michael Douglas to be conferred the prestigious Satyajit Ray Excellence in Film Lifetime Award Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur announced the schedule at a curtainraiser event on Monday in the national capital. “The movies made in India have covered every corner of the country and are now reaching the distant corners of the world,” he said noting that India’s media and entertainment industry is a force to be reckoned with ranking as the fifth largest market globally and growing every year with an average annual growth of 20 per cent in the last three years. The opening film to be screened at the festival will be the UK thriller, Catching Dust, which and the event will end with the 2023 American biographical sports drama The Featherweight. Union Minister Thakur said, “Renowned Hollywood actor and producer and shining star of World Cinema Michael Douglas will be conferred with prestigious Satyajit Ray Excellence in Film Lifetime Award.” Douglas will be present in person to accept the prestigious award, along with his wife and acclaimed actress, Catherine Zeta-Jones. Thakur said that the International Section of IFFI has seen a three times spike in number of films received and this is a display of the fascination of international film industry for IFFI. Over 270 films will be showcased during the festival at four venues. In the International section will feature 198 films, 18 more than the 53rd edition of the festival. It will have 13 world premiers, 18 international premiers, 62 Asia premiers and 89 India premiers. This year IFFI received a record number of 2926 entries from 105 countries, which is three times more international submissions than last year. Speaking about the newly introduced OTT awards, Union Minister Thakur said that since Covid 19 pandemic OTT industry has seen a boom in India and original content created in India is employing thousands of people. In response to the dynamic landscape of this sector, growth of which stands at 28 per cent annually, the Ministry has introduced this award celebrating the outstanding content creators on OTT platforms. He added that a total of 32 entries across 10 languages from 15 OTT platforms have been received and the winner will be awarded an amount of Rs 10 lakh. — ANI Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour is not just another film. It’s converting theatres into live concert arenas for Swifties Mona S WIFTIES’ love for Taylor is real! An outing to a multiplex to watch the film Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour, directed by Sam Wrench, confirmed that. It was not like watching any other film. A house full of her fans took over the cinema hall, cheering, singing, dancing to their idol’s numbers for close to three hours. If you thought this was limited to the audi in which movie was playing, the answer is no. The long interval turned the snack lobby and even washrooms into concert grounds where Swifties had it all out, singing and dancing to their hearts’ content. And boy, they were dressed for the occasion! Short blingy numbers, face glitter, glass slippers to friendship bracelets, just to show their love for the 12 Grammys win- ner. The bracelet trend, inspired by her number, You’re On Your Own, Kid that goes — Everything you lose is a step you take/So make the friendship bracelets/Take the moment and taste it — was on full display. The movie that films the concert at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Los Angeles, is stupendous. Yes, it has Taylor for one, vibing with her army. Call it a cult if you may. And Taylor is enchanting on stage. Her history-making Eras Tour reportedly gave $5.7 billion boost to the US’s economy with the sales of tickets, merchandise, hotel bookings, food bills and outfits. The Eras Tour movie itself broke box-office records after its release midOctober, giving the economy another boost. The ongoing The Eras Tour began on March 17 in Arizona and has travelled through the US and Mexico aiming at total 146 shows across five continents. The tour, with a set list of 44 songs from different eras of Swift’s career, has the next stop at Buenos Aires on November 9. The film hit Indian screens this weekend, and the scene wasn’t any different from how the concert film was received elsewhere in the world. The Swifties made cinemas their own personal concert. Enthusiastic singing, hugs and tears streaming down, their love for Taylor had no parallels. Girls sure outnumbered boys here but those who showed up matched the energy, synergy, screamed out loud, and singing word to word, beat to beat. Taylor packs in hit numbers in this concert taking along her fans on a journey from a teen to today (33 now). Of course, she sings amazingly well, and is pretty good with the guitar and the piano. Her humility, her love for the audience, her acknowledgment of the love of her fans that gives her the strength to experiment with her music…make her come across as a real person. She shows how she carries herself through the long hours on the stage, quickly changes costumes, stage settings, without missing a beat. Super fit, and strong, she rocks her glamorous costumes — the multicoloured blingy numbers. Her multi-coloured paint on trimmed nails and glittering earpieces are the only other accessories, no jewellery whatsoever, and she looks divine! And now the stage craft. “For Folklore, we brought our cabin to LA,” she shares and fans breakout in screams as the The Last Great American Dynasty songstress admits dreaming of herself to be a Victorian lady. As somone living in the woods, collecting feathers for her pillows, making her fans give her a loud cheer right before she breaks into Betty. Right from clouds to oceans, snakes to stars, the set designs keep it refreshing throughout. A shout-out to her phenomenal band and her dancers, who take as many costumes changes and move ever so swiftly between song to song, captivating the masses. Of course, all numbers cannot be accommodated but the ones that draw the loudest cheer remain – The Man, Champagne Problems, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, Bad Blood and Anti-Hero. Director Sam Wrench has beautifully delivered this piece that captures the transcendent Taylor phenomenon! From Aishwarya Rai, Madhuri Dixit to Karan Johar — celebs attend Manish Malhotra’s Diwali bash Rashmika Mandanna seeks immediate action against viral deepfake video What a ‘Extremely scary’ The Diwali celebrations have begun in B-town. On Sunday night in Mumbai, many celebrities attended Manish Malhotra’s massive event. Many big names were present at the star-studded party, including Rekha, Nita Mukesh Ambani, Radhika Merchant, Karan Johar, Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Janhvi Kapoor, Kiara Advani with Sidharth Malhotra, Kriti Sanon, Diana Penty, Ananya Panday, Aditya Roy Kapur, Shahid Kapoor with Mira Rajput, Sharvari Wagh, Tamanna Bhatia, Vijay Varma, Pooja Hegde, Bhumi Pednekar, Raveena Tandon, Suhana Khan, Gauri Khan, Khushi Kapoor, Agastya Nanda, Mihir Ahuja, Vedang Raina, Ibrahim Ali Khan, Nora Fatehi, Madhuri Dixit, and Sara Ali Khan among others. Kiara wore a stunning multicolour lehenga. She completed the look with heavy jewellery and kept her hair open. Sidharth, on the other hand, complemented his wife’s style by wearing a black floral sherwani. Sonam Kapoor set the mood for Diwali by wearing a golden saree. Karan Johar was also among the attendees. party! Actress Rashmika Mandanna has reacted to a reported morphed video of herself which has went viral on the social media, and called it "extremely scary", adding that we must address this as a community urgently before anyone else gets affected by such identity theft. Taking a strong stance against the viral deepfake video of her, Rashmika penned a long note on social media, "I feel really hurt to share this and have to talk about the deepfake video of me being spread online." Earlier, megastar Amitabh Bachchan took a stand for his Goodbye co-star Rashmika, and demanded legal action over the matter. — IANS c m y b (L-R) Kiara & Sidharth Malhotra, Gauri Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Kriti Sanon, Ayushmann Khurrana & Tahira Kashyap, Madhuri Dixit & Dr Shriram Nene, Sonam Kapoor Ananya Panday and Aditya Roy Kapur arrived at the party in stunning traditional attire. While Aditya looked dapper in a short black bandhgala kurta, Pathani pants, statement jewellery, a black embellished ear stud, trimmed beard and sideparted sleek haircut, Ananya matched him in a lemongreen lehenga set with silver floral embroidery. She accessorised the look with a choker necklace, matching earrings, kadhas, high heels, centre- parted open locks, and minimum glam touches. Ayushmann Khurrana attended the party with his wife. Kriti Sanon wore a blue sheer saree with glittering sequins and beaded decorations to the Diwali celebration. Madhuri Dixit looked stunning as she arrived to attend the party with her husband. Shahid Kapoor attended the Diwali party with his wife Mira Rajput Kapoor. Farah Khan and Nora Fatehi attended the Diwali bash in a glamorous avatar. Aishwarya Rai donned a crimson and pink-coloured kurta and palazzo combo for Manish Malhotra’s Diwali party. Sara Ali Khan wore a pink and silver lehenga with a plunging neckline shirt. She avoided wearing excessive jewellery and wore her hair in a beautiful bun. The Archies cast was also spotted posing for paparazzi outside Manish’s house. —ANI
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