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hat’s what we are doing with this issue. This is what our Cover Star Akshay Kumar does too! Each and every time that he makes a screen outing. And with an unrivalled panache. Ruling the marquee and hearts, the superstar has completed three decades in the industry with grace and grit and this journey is certainly one to be celebrated. And we do so this month, ahead of his birthday on September 9. Everyone knows of his success story - from being an outsider to rising and owning the crown. Few know of his struggles and fewer still of how he took failures in his stride. But that’s because he has risen each time… taller, stronger and wiser! What many also do not know about are his generous acts that he has been doing forever now. Like a dutiful warrior, he’s been on a path that few dare to tread on. “Dikhane ke liye thodi na karta hoon yeh,” (I don’t do it to be written about) he’d told me once when I insisted on writing about it. I respected that. Nothing much has changed about him in the almost two decades that I have now known him for. Still doing several films a year, yet always taking time off for his family vacays… He’s still the fittest, still the finest… Always meeting you with the most honest smile and the warmest of hugs. Daring to be different, unafraid of taking risks, and brave enough to stick by his convictions… the journey onwards continues and we wish him love and luck. Read on our interview with the young Bollywood heartthrobs Ranbir Kapoor and Vaani Kapoor. Congratulations are in order as Ranbir - the poster-boy of newage cinema and soul-searching big screen outings - is on his way to embracing fatherhood in real life as he and wife, actress-producer Alia Bhatt are expecting their first child. Witty and charming, Ranbir talks… a little measured, but straight from the heart! India’s celebrating its 75th Independence Day and we’ve listed out some of the movies of our Cover Star that honour the achievements and tap the patriotic fervor on the big screen. In Fashion, there’re Summer Picks and Tips to Stay Chic! Also check out our interview with Executive Chef Praveen Singh as we caught up with him at the Chef’s Table hosted for the winners of Arab Asia Starz Season 3 at High Note Pool and Sky Lounge. In our Arabic section, we have Hanan talking to popular Omani singer Haitham Rafi about his penchant for singing Bollywood songs. Also read her talk shop with the CEO of Majid Al Futtaim (Lifestyle section), Fahed Ghanim. In a welcome change, the virtual interviews are once again being increasingly replaced by face-to-face meets! With Dubai already being a much-loved vacay destination with our star brigade and now also becoming a regular promotional pit-stop destination, it’s back to the conversations over coffee and chai for us. To be honest, while catching up online worked great, nothing beats the excitement of meeting your stars up close and personal. Interestingly, I have been told that the actors feel the same about meeting the journos. Cheers to that!

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DEEPIKA TO TEAM-UP WITH SHAH RUKH IN ATLEE’S JAWAN? Deepika Padukone has a busy line-up of muchanticipated films. The actress is currently working on Project K with Prabhas, among other projects. And now, it seems she’s up for yet another bigscreen appearance. We’re hearing rumours that Deepika will appear in a cameo in Atlee’s film Jawan, featuring Shah Rukh Khan and Nayanthara. Deepika Padukone is Nayanthara reportedly in talks with director Atlee and Shah Rukh Khan to play a “short but significant” role in Jawan. The report also suggests that the actress has been almost finalised for the cameo but is yet to sign the deal. While there has been no official confirmation and no specifics about Deepika’s involvement have been revealed, it will be interesting to see how she will play a role in the upcoming film. Jawan’s first poster and teaser arrived a while ago, and we’ve already seen the intense first glimpse of a bandaged Shah Rukh Khan from the film. The film arrives in cinemas on June 2, 2023.



WILL AMITABH BACHCHAN AND SHAH RUKH KHAN TEAM UP FOR DON 3? Shah Rukh Khan’s Don franchise, directed by Farhan Akhtar, is one series that has left fans eager for more. Buzz around Don 3 has emerged over the past few years as the film is reportedly in the works. And now, it looks like there’s an exciting update coming from the makers. In Don 3, we will likely see Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan team up in a crossover of our dreams. As per reports, Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan might share screen space in Don 3. Speculations around the film resurfaced when Big B shared a black and white photo of a massive crowd outside a theatre for his film, which arrived in 1978. Meanwhile, there are also multiple reports of a Don 3 script in the works. Excel Entertainment is eyeing a sequel to Don 2 (2011). While details about the next instalment are being kept under wraps, the possibility of two Bollywood legends returning to the franchise is exciting indeed.

HAS HERA PHERI 3 STARRING AKSHAY KUMAR, SUNIEL SHETTY, AND PARESH RAWAL BEEN CONFIRMED? Hera Pheri, the cult classic comedy, is getting another sequel. The first film, which was released in 2000, featured Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, and Paresh Rawal. The stars reprised their roles as the original trio in the second film, Phir Hera Pheri, which was released in 2006. Since then, fans have been waiting for a third instalment. And now, it looks like we’re closer than ever to getting it. According to reports, producer Firoz Nadiadwala has confirmed Hera Pheri 3, with Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, and Paresh Rawal returning to the comedy film franchise. He said that fans will get to see the film “very soon with the same star cast.” He added, “The story is in place, and we are working on certain modalities. It’ll be made in the same way, retaining the innocence of the characters.” So far, the film’s director has not been locked in, but an announcement is reportedly coming soon.

Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor are soon going to be parents, and the internet is in a tizzy alright. Ranbir’s late father, Rishi Kapoor, is sorely missed during this momentous time for the Kapoor family. The actor, who passed away two years ago, had once shared his thoughts about fatherhood and Ranbir Kapoor starting a family. In an old interview, Rishi Kapoor opened up about his bond with his son and the kind of bond he hoped Ranbir would have with his kid. “He (Raj Kapoor) did not have time for his children. Either he was working for someone, or he was directing and starring in his own movies. So when I became a father, I decided to not shoot on Sundays and dedicate that day to my kids.” He added, “I know what I missed out with my father, so I made sure to fill in those gaps. Likewise, I am sure Ranbir will do something with his kid that he missed out on with me. I think I have inculcated a sense of tradition and culture in that boy.” Wise words indeed.


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KRITI SANON WANTS FILMS STARRING FEMALE PROTAGONISTS TO HAVE BIGGER BUDGETS Kriti Sanon has often spoken out about films with female protagonists. In a recent interview, the actress cited Mother India and ChaalBaaz as examples where strong and substantial characters were created in the past. She stated that the number of such characters has increased in modern times. However, budgets have not increased. She said that Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi may be the only film with a female protagonist made on such a large scale, and that this is how it should be. “Sometimes, we end up making films around female protagonists at a smaller budget because we feel that it’s not going to do as much business. And it also doesn’t end up doing as much business because it is made on a smaller scale,” She noted. The actress went on to say, “That conviction and risk is something that I want to see. I hope it becomes the norm.” We hope so too.

AISHWARYA REVEALS WHY ABHISHEK IS SPECIAL Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan are one of the most well-known power couples in Bollywood. They got married in a private ceremony in Mumbai in 2007. The couple has always been in the spotlight since then. Even after 15 years of togetherness, fans are still smitten by them and eager to learn more about them. In one of her interviews, Aishwarya explained why Abhishek is special. “He’s special because he’s himself. He’s a normal guy. When he walks into a room, he carries his lineage and his upbringing. It’s all out there in the obvious, yet you know he’s a guy in the room you can have a conversation with, you can hang out with, you can have fun with, you can have an intense conversation with. He’s someone who’ll have a straight face even as he jokes with you. He was born into showbiz and he has a lineage to carry. Despite all that, there’s nothing showbiz about him. That’s the nicest part. He’s relatable and engaging as a person. And he’s my man, the father of my child.”

AAMIR THOUGHT KAREENA WOULD RUN AWAY FROM LAAL SINGH CHADDHA’S SHOOT When it’s an Aamir Khan film, you know there are a lot of expectations riding on it and it’s double that when Kareena Kapoor Khan comes in to play the female lead. Laal Singh Chaddha is the official Hindi remake of the Tom Hanks-starrer Forrest Gump. Recently, a video surfaced online where both Kareena and Aamir are seen discussing the song titled Phir na aisi raat ayegi. The video that was shared online comically hints that Aamir Khan was afraid that Kareena might run away from the shoot of the film. In the video, Kareena is seen humming to the tunes of the song and expressing to the camera team that it is her favourite number from the film. The camera pans to Aamir, who replies to Kareena’s remark by stating, “Ye gaana sunke Kareena ne bola’—this is the song of the decade. Ye ab main usko sunauga toh boligi, yeh kya kardia. Heroine apni bhaag jayegi.” Laal Singh Chaddha is slated to be released on August 11.

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KSHAY KUMAR - This one name spells entertainment for movie-buffs, a dependable performer for directors, a money-spinner for producers, a oneman industry for the trade circuit, mega-star for his fans, an iconic global brand for markets and consumers… His is a name that screams Star-Power. In fact, the superstar, has in his outstanding cinematic career spanning 30 years, reigned hearts and Box-Office with utter ease, earning several such titles including Khiladi, Action Kumar, and Box Office King. But Akshay tells me that the one title that truly matters to him the most is that of being a ‘father’! Brave in his choices and fearless in his convictions, he has also risen from the ranks of being just an entertaining star to being a superstar of substance by bringing inspiring stories and pages of history on the big screen and successfully bridging the gap between thought-provoking content and commercial cinema. Talking about his courageous decisions to experiment fearlessly with his screen roles, he says, “It all comes down to whether you’re prepared to sink or swim, that’s the only difference. Some can find the thought of sinking too much of a gamble, but I have sunk many times and I’m still here, so what is there to be afraid of?” Read on this exclusive interview with the indomitable Akshay Kumar as he redefines what it means to be a superstar! Aakanksha Naval-Shetye

One of the busiest actors of Indian cinema, Akshay Kumar at any given time has as many as eight films in hand and over INR 1,000 crore riding on him at present pegged on his movies alone. Factor in his other commercial commitments and ventures and industry insiders peg the numbers to be at around Rs 1,500 crore. But interestingly, it’s not just the number-crunching at the Box-Office that his films have always been associated with. The actor has for quite some time now been churning out more substance, than just entertaining fare. Balancing out the massy entertainers with thoughprovoking content that either carry a deep-rooted sense of a social responsibility or celebrate India’s greats or reflect a patriotic fervour, that the actor has been increasingly opting for, Akshay has carved a niche not just as a top-billed star with his money-churning blockbusters, but has also earned respect as a socially-conscientious star. His slate of films ahead too clearly reflects that. His soon-to-release Raksha Bandhan directed by Aanand L Rai has been cleared with a U certificate. A family film, it factors in on bringing back the emotional quotient to the movies - “... this one’s from a personal space,” says Akshay. Balancing out an exciting platter, also on the cards is the Hindi remake of the Tamil film Soorarai Pottru, Selfiee, and Ram Setu, amongst others. From ruling the commercial BO markets globally and raking in the moolah to fearlessly ditching away his heroic image to explore roles that most others would shy away from, Akshay Kumar continues to stand real, raw and rocksteady! You have been taking up projects that are experimental and need courage as a star to say a yes to. Yet you have taken those risks and have successfully bridged the gap of entertainment and cinema with substance. How do you maintain that balance between being a commercial August 2022 FILMFARE MIDDLE EAST 11

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entertainment superstar and being an actor of substance and impact? How? By taking a big gulp, and swallowing any ego or bravado that may stand in the way of me making something worthwhile and me making something that’s commercial. Remember, commercial films don’t always work out! Even comedy entertainers can flop. It all comes down to whether you’re prepared to sink or swim, that’s the only difference. Some can find the thought of sinking too much of a gamble, but I have sunk many times and I’m still here, so what is there to be afraid of? I know I can swim no matter how deep the water may be. Faith and strength from within are a necessity to survive the everchanging tide, especially in this industry. The audience doesn’t always want to laugh, sometimes

suffering from lack of work, money, and opportunity. Many are thinking about the audience, about film producers, actor’s projects being put on hold, but we all still have roofs over our heads. The industry will always bounce back, hoping people will always need TV and cinema to take them away from daily stress. Our struggle will continue till this virus goes away completely, but that doesn’t mean we hold out till it does, we learned to live with the current circumstances and make the most of it as safely as possible. An entertainer should never stop entertaining just because his audience is less, they will only come back if there is something to come back to.

Doing films that are based on true incidents – whether a Kesari or Airlift or BellBottom – does that add that extra bit of pressure on you with expectations? The pressure is magnified definitely, especially when there’s history involved, every aspect needs to be correct otherwise you’ll have nothing but a storm on your shoulders, and all efforts go out of the window. But the benefit of having the courage to make films based on true events is that they bring knowledge or history or even culture for that matter back into our busy lives. Some of my films are now being screened more in schools, and that in itself is a huge success rather than being


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they want to experience something refreshing, that’s where I feel I need to provide an assortment of content. Everyone loves ice-cream, but no one wants ice-cream every time they go out, same is the case with films… What’s your take on the pandemic affecting the release of films and their success? More than anything, for me it’s more heart-breaking for the technicians of our industry who had to rush back to their villages, some never made it, some must have and still are

Tell us something about your upcoming release Raksha Bandhan, what made you choose this film? As the name suggests, Raksha Bandhan is a story celebrating the unique bond of a brother-sister. Strangely, our industry is a couple of decades old now but we don’t have too many films on this special relation. It was the simplicity of the story which attracted me to Raksha Bandhan. With the availability of better technology, our films are now high on action, VFX, they are larger-than-life, but somewhere we’ve forgotten the power of simple story-telling and that’s what this script reminded me of. There’s a beautiful tagline of the film, ‘Return To Feelings’ that’s what this film is all about. Raksha Bandhan is high on emotions.

a Blockbuster. Changing people’s perception for the better is a far greater thing in this world than an award as your mantel piece. Money-spinner of Bollywood, Boxoffice King, Superstar, Khiladi… so many titles, which one appeals to you the most? Being a father will always be my greatest title because titles come and go according to people’s moods, but being a father to my kids, and a father-figure to many others will never be taken away, that title will never fade. I can work hard, try my best, give as much as I can to my industry, but my work doesn’t hold me at night, it doesn’t take my pain away, it can keep me busy but my kids keep me fulfilled… 30 years in the industry…. What’s the drive and passion for doing films today? Has it changed since when you first came in?


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It has changed completely! Earlier I used to work to feed my family, I never thought of doing something I enjoyed, it was always about survival. Now I love my work, I don’t fear surviving anymore, now I work to help others survive, which gives me the best feeling. The more I work, the more others can work, and so on. My drive is to change lives now, I’m no longer climbing the ladder, I’ve climbed it so much, now I want to change the view, the view of many situations in India. Earlier I used to only want to do action, then I only wanted to make others laugh, now I want to make a difference, that’s my drive!

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You continue to be the fittest stars, giving the young ones a run for their money… What would you say is your secret and what’s the one advice you’d give them? That’s very generous of you to say… My advice is simple, don’t cheat… eat right, train right, sleep right! Treat your body like how you’d like your children to be nurtured. You are only as healthy as what you allow your body to consume, if you give it the wrong things it will rebel against you one day. Don’t let that day arise. Life is all about moderation, everything in moderation gives you balance, anything that is not in moderation will tip you off, and once you’re falling it becomes harder to regain the balance, not impossible, just harder. What’s your take on the OTT changing the entire face of entertainment dynamics – with film releases as well as content? I think OTT is what it is, it’s part of our future, I’ve always said listen

Some can find the thought of sinking too much of a gamble, but I have sunk many times and I’m still here, so what is there to be afraid of? I know I can swim no matter how deep the water may be. to your kids, my son told me very clearly when he was a teenager “OTT is the future, get involved, don’t be a dinosaur!” So I listened and I’m glad I did, because entertainment is entertainment regardless of where you are sitting. A family guy, a doting dad, a loving husband, a bankable star, how do you

manage all roles so beautifully and which has been most challenging? To manage it all one needs to wake up early, there is so much one can do before the sun rises. Anything and everything is possible when you start your day right. Without discipline you are a slave to your own moods, so be disciplined. As for me, my most challenging role August 2022 FILMFARE MIDDLE EAST 13

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...Never forget your roots, never forget Photographer : Abhay Singh

where you came from, who are you without the crowds because when the curtains are drawn, you’re just a man who got lucky. Love people more than your position.

would always be being bankable in others eyes, because being the kind of dad I am, I got completely from my parents, as well as how to be a supportive husband, watching how my mom and dad nurtured me and my sister and how they loved one another, they are my greatest inspiration, the only idols I really needed were my parents. Making it in films was a whole new ball game I had to learn to play on my own, but I had their blessings every day, and that’s what made everything I’ve ever tried to do fall into place in its own sweet way… So much of super-stardom and fame, yet you are one of the most down-to-earth people… How do you not

let so much of fame not affect you and what’s the one lesson you hold most dear? Fame is something others have control over, audience, media, fans, critics, they all decide your fate, when you admit that you are only as important as the people make you, and remember these same people can break you, you eventually come to terms with the fact that it doesn’t matter how famous you were five or 10 years ago, fame is fleeting if you don’t handle it maturely, and nurture it daily. Actors are just regular humans with interesting scripts (sometimes). Surrounding yourself with the right people is key to being grounded, like all good Kung Fu

movies, never forget your roots, never forget where you came from, who are you without the crowds because when the curtains are drawn, you’re just a man who got lucky. Love people more than your position. What’s the one advice you’d give to Aarav if he chooses to enter the industry? Follow your Heart, when one’s heart is happy everything becomes happy, be what you want, when you want, how you want, just be You… and don’t forget to listen to your dad sometimes, he knows a few things here and there, may have taken 30 years, but experience is wisdom like no other.


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Being a father will always be my greatest title because titles come and go according to people’s moods, but being a father to my kids, and a father-figure to many others will never be taken away, that title will never fade.

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Celebrating the spirit of Independence Day COVER STORY

As India celebrates its 75th Independence Day, here’s looking at some of our Cover Star Akshay Kumar’s films that stir the patriotic emotions, inspire and fill us with pride

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Designer duo GAURI and NAINIKA have been inspired by vintage Hollywood to create their signature creations. TANISHA BHATTACHARYA hunts down their secrets

How does it feel to be the favourite designer for all the top Bollywood divas when it comes to red carpet ensembles?

Gauri: I think when we started, more than fifteen years ago, we didn’t think that ‘okay, we are designing gowns that are floor-length with long trains and we did not think that we’d be worn by celebrities.’ We just designed them because we wanted to. We didn’t think about who was going to wear them or buy them. At that point, no one was wearing gowns, like none of the actresses were wearing gowns on the red carpet. They used to be wearing sarees and all. It started with celebrities wearing our gowns. It first startedwith Aishwarya Rai and Bipasha Basu, who started to wear our gowns, and it just kind of really took off from there because other celebrities noticed, and then we started dressing celebrities often. At that time, actresses did not have any stylists, so we used to get calls from actresses, their offices, or their managers, and then we used to meet them, so it was all very

personal. We used to sit with Aishwarya and decide how it would go. We used to sit with Katrina Kaif and Bipasha, and it was a lot of fun because we started designing gowns for them and soon they all started wearing our gowns. Suddenly, a lot of actresses were wearing our gowns for their red carpets and premieres, especially Aishwarya Rai, Katrina Kaif, and Deepika Padukone. Nainika: Deepika wore our gown for her first Filmfare Awards, for Om Shanti Om, where she won the Filmfare Award for Best Debut. That was very special to Gauri and me, and we were very happy about it. It was like finding that you’ve imagined something and people have loved and worn it, but no one else was doing it at that time. It was a lot of fun, and it was probably a watershed moment in our careers because women wanted to wear our outfits to special occasions. Every bride started having a black-tie event, a cocktail party, or a bash aimed at youngsters for her wedding. Now it has become common for the bride and the groom to have a party that is blacktie where the theme is

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it comes to experimenting?

Some people like making a very bold statement, others like to keep it clean, so yeah, each star has their own style

Nainika: Fashion everywhere in the world has become international ever since social media started. The latest couture collections are literally on your mobile phones, done by the biggest designers internationally or done by Indian ones anywhere, right? I would say Indian and Bollywood fashion has become international. You can see Bollywood celebrities wearing international designers, carrying off bold and exaggerated silhouettes. Everyone has got a new statement. It is all about trying out something new and different and having the guts to do so. At red carpet events or film festivals, Indian actresses wear a lot of international designs. I believe that the world has moved forward and become one big place, and Bollywood

has become the same way.

Out of the many stars who’ve worn your designs, how would you define the individual styles of Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Kareena Kapoor Khan, who are major fashion icons in the world of cinema? Gauri: All of them can pretty much carry anything. They are confident and beautiful, and we’re sure they could wear anything. But definitely, each has their own style. Some people like making a very bold statement, others like to keep it clean, so yeah, each star has their own style, but yet they also understand that this is a brand that they are wearing and that brand has a certain philosophy and they can flaunt that philosophy as well.

gowns and everything, but then it just started. I think looking at the actresses, a lot of brides started doing that and people started wanting to wear gowns for their special occasions, so occasion dressing took off for us where there was no market for it in India. So it was a lot of fun and, yeah, no looking back.

Do you feel your dreamy ensembles have a certain connection with Bollywood fashion?

Gauri: When you say dreamy and Bollywood, the whole thing becomes a fantasy. And Nainika and I say the same thing about our clothes. We always say that when someone steps into a Gauri Nainika dress, they are transported to a different world. They step into the shoes of a princess or a Bollywood star or a movie star because it is like highstyle glamour right now. In some ways, we are selling that dream… Nainika: … I wouldn’t say selling the dream but women are living their dreams in the clothes they buy from us.

How would you say Bollywood fashion has evolved over the years when

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attended the Filmfare Glamour and Style Awards 2017 in an extravagant red gown by GauriNainika. The cherry on top was the gigantic bow at the back that gave a modern-chic touch to her bodycon ensemble.

chose a shimmery Gauri-Nainika corset dress that came with the dreamy pleated flare that their designs are known for. This was for an inaugural event and she let the dramatic look with a vintage touch reign.



wore a signature Gauri-Nainika floral pastel dress to celebrate the first anniversary of the launch of her makeup brand. The puffy mutton sleeves, cinched waistline flowing into a twirl-like flair, and the plunging neckline summed up the acedesigner’s creation.

went for an extravagant GauriNainika monochrome gown at Cannes 2022. The signature touches of an elaborate ballroom gown silhouette and a dramatic long train made it an iconic look.


served a modern twist to a classic black monochrome gown designed with GauriNainika’s mermaid silhouette. She wore it as her last look on the promotional tour of Tadap and made black look all the more elegant.


was seen in a GauriNainika teal green dress with a patent silhouette featuring mutton sleeves and a fitted bodice with a thigh-high slit, as she attended the first offline exhibition of her latest art venture.


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As we step into the hottest days of UAE, it’s time to sip on some cool, refreshing drinks and beat the heat. But this time, we thought of going the traditional way. Why not try some age-old recipes from around the world and give your taste buds a little change! Aadharika Gandotra checks out some of the most popular and loved summer drinks

Jallab From UAE

Jallab is a very popular drink in the UAE. Made with date molasses and rose water, this dark caramelly drink is topped with ice and garnished with some pine nuts, making it the perfect ‘Go-To’ summer drink of the region. If sweet, iced-drinks and pine nuts are two of your favorites, then Jallab is something you’d love!


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Aam Panna From India Summers and the season of mangoes go hand-in-hand! And when it comes to summers in India, Aam Panna comes to the rescue! This sweet and tangy summer cooler is packed with bursting flavors prepared with raw mangoes, mint, sugar, black salt and roasted cumin. Packed with Vitamin C, this delicious drink is one of the best ways to beat the scorching heat and stay hydrated!

DOODH SODA From Pakistan Doodh Soda (milk soda) is one of those combinations that sounds so wrong but tastes so good! A mixture of flavoredcarbonated drinks (like 7-Up or Sprite) and milk, this creamy, sweet and slightly fizzy drink is a favorite of all Punjabi households in Pakistan. So if you want to experiment with your summer cooler this season, give this fusion drink a try!

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Shreya Dhanwanthary is on a roll! Having shot to pan-India fame with her outstanding portrayal as a fearless journalist in the OTT outing Scam 1992, Shreya also made impactful appearances in The Family Man, Mumbai Diaries 26/11, Unpaused: Naya Safar, among others. Now currently awaiting her big screen Bollywood releases, the actress talks to Aakanksha NavalShetye about living her dream and also reveals her connection with the Middle East


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Photographer : Nikhil Shenoy Hair & Makeup : Taskeen Hussain Chunawala Styling : Zainab Shakir

DID YOU ALWAYS WANT TO BE AN ACTOR? The thing is that I always wanted to be in films, but I kept that a secret. You know somehow it just never felt that someone from a regular family who’s like centered around academics would be able to join films. It didn’t occur to me that I could really do it, because you know I thought it’s more like a family business, not meant for us... It still is a family business, and that’s why I can’t believe that I actually get to do what I do. YOU ARE A WRITER AND EVEN A TRAINED DANCER… Yes, I have been trained in all performing arts, in school so music, dance and theatre were my majors, so I can manage (laughs). YOU HAVE DONE MOVIES IN SOUTH? Yes, I was about 17 when I did it. It was an opportunity that I am very grateful for, because if it wasn’t for that opportunity then I wouldn’t


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have realised that this is what I want to do for the rest of my life. So I have been doing theatre, but it was something about being on the sets of a film that clicked for me and you know how people talk about love and you know when you know, so that’s what I felt about acting in a film.

relegated to doing this or that. I really don’t want to be typecast. BUT ACTION ROLES NEED MORE EFFORT AND YOU HAVE BEEN APPRECIATED FOR THAT. WAS THAT EASY FOR YOU? Because I am never satisfied I do believe that everything I do can always be nicer-looking in terms of believability. So in that manner I’m not sure if it comes easy, but I don’t know how hard it is too. If you work at it, it’s a 50:50 (laughs).

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY HAS BEEN THE GAME-CHANGER FOR YOU? I think The Family Man gave me the push for sure, but it was Scam 1992 that actually put me out there. Like my role got me noticed, it made people realise that I exist. IS BOLLYWOOD MORE THE FOCUS THOUGH? HOW DO YOU CHOOSE WITH THE WIDE VARIETY AVAILABLE FOR ACTORS TODAY? I’ve gotten everything, or atleast I would say that the recent brigade of actors has gotten it all from the OTT and we do have a wider choice! But even with all those choices, I want to focus on good stories and good work. I’m not particular about where that story is coming from or meant to go, as long as it is a good story. Also I’m not a big fan of doing something in a language that I’m not comfortable with. Words carry a lot of power, so unless you are not good with the language, it’s not something I would say a yes to. Some things are colloquial so unless I learn it, it’s not something I would be too keen on. ARE YOU VERY SELF-CRITICAL? Yes, I am very critical of my own performances, so that way I’m never really satisfied. Maybe that’s a good thing, maybe I’ll stop trying if I start being happy with my performance! But having said that, I am satiated and satisfied with the projects I have been associated with because of the people I have gotten a chance to work with. The trust I have been given in the roles that I get to do and be a part of, that means a lot. But I do feel that there’s always a lot more that I can do. YOU HAVE TWO BIG BOLLYWOOD FILMS LINED UP AHEAD? Yes, there’s R Balki Chup with Dulquer Salman, and the teaser of the teaser just came up and people have shown a lot of love

ANY ROLE IN RECENT TIMES THAT YOU WOULD HAVE WANTED TO DO? Elvis Presley! Though I would never think I’m worthy or capable but that’s a role that blew me off. When I saw Elvis and what Baz Luhrmann and Austin Butler have done, If I was ever to something like that, I will retire after that!

The thing is that I always wanted to be in films, but I kept that a secret. You know somehow it just never felt that someone from a regular family who’s like centered around academics would be able to join films

to that and they’re really curious. And then I have Sabbir Khan’s Adbhut with Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Diana Penty, Rohan Mehra… so that’s also interesting and hopefully will be out soon. Then there’s also Mumbai Diaries Season 2 on the OTT. ARE THERE CERTAIN ROLES THAT YOU FIND YOURSELF DRAWN TO MORE? I genuinely feel that I want to participate and be a part of various genres, and just don’t want to be

CAN YOU DISASSOCIATE WITH YOUR SCREEN CHARACTERS EASILY OR FIND IT DIFFICULT TO GET OUT OF THE ROLES? I do tend to be a switch-on and switch-off actor because I like to treat my work like work. I feel as actors, you should be able to use your training and play that character in that moment, but the idea is to keep trying to be effortless and convincing. WHAT IS THE REAL SHREYA LIKE? I don’t know how to describe myself. Like I know what I like and what I don’t, but who I am and what I am is a bit of a deeper existential question. But I am honest, I’m principled and that gets me into a lot of trouble (laughs). I have abnormal reserves of energy, so I can be fun, and boring too… But there are not a lot of people that I want to spend that energy on. I do love travelling though. TELL US ABOUT YOUR CONNECTION WITH DUBAI… I was two months old when I shifted to Dubai, then we moved to Bahrain, Doha, then Sharjah… I’ve lived all across, so I’m not just a Dubai kid, I’m a full Middle Eastern kid. WHAT’S YOUR BEST MEMORY OF DUBAI? My family and I always try to pull off the perfect surprises for each other, so this time we pulled off the perfect trip to Dubai and surprised my sister. I was in Dubai for Dubai Tourism so it was very special for me. August 2022 FILMFARE MIDDLE EAST 27

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He is Pakistan’s most-loved romantic hero and with his latest release London Nahin Jaunga, the superstar proved yet again that when it comes to winning hearts on screen, there’s none like him. His super-hit screen pairing with co-star Mehwish Hayat works its magic beautifully in this film once again. I caught up with the actor in Dubai for a candid chat. Charming and delightfully real, Humayun Saeed talked to me about being a diehard romantic in real life too and revealed what he thought was the best thing about being a star. Excerpts Aakanksha Naval-Shetye

PEOPLE ALWAYS WATCH OUT FOR WHAT YOU BRING TO THE SCREEN. WHAT’S THE SECRET OF YOUR SUCCESSFUL INNINGS? It’s team work, good writer, good director, good cast… The important thing is for a producer to first select the right idea, the right concept for the audience and then as actors what we try is to make something that people can relate to and should be fun. It’s important that people enjoy the film in cinemas. Back home in Pakistan, the content in serials and TV shows is usually very serious, but when it comes to films, people want to be entertained whether it’s action or comedy or romance. Also good songs are a part of our culture so they’re important too. Both India and Pakistan share that love and culture. So the only secret is that I’ve been blessed to work with amazing people on beautiful films and shows. HOW HAS YOUR PROCESS OF CHOOSING FILMS OR SHOWS CHANGED OVER THE YEARS? 20 years ago I was mostly doing serials, so the attempt was more to choose a subject that’s issuebased. But these days it’s become like a science that you have to make a serial in which people can relate to the issue, but it should have romance too. The hook has to be created like that. So the craft is different, the craft has changed between back then and now. So, accordingly the process of choosing has evolved gradually. Now when I do a film, I want to be sure that it will be entertaining. And when it comes to serials, it should have a story and a screenplay that works as a hook for the audience, so that people stay with that. YOU HAVE PLAYED SOME VERY INTENSE CHARACTERS, SOME VERY GOOFY CHARACTERS AND MOST VERY ROMANTIC ONES. HOW ARE YOU IN REAL LIFE? Very much like my characters I think. Shayar sa banda hoon. Aapko kya lagta hai (laughs)! ROMANCE SEEMS TO COME EASY TO YOU! Yes, I am romantic at heart, so maybe that’s why! HOW DOES YOUR WIFE (PRODUCER SAMINA HUMAYUN SAEED) HANDLE ALL YOUR FEMALE FAN-FOLLOWING? Now she’s used to it (Laughs)! August 2022 FILMFARE MIDDLE EAST 29

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It’s been 25 years of my marriage and my career both, so Mashallah she is fine with it. In fact, she feels good about that. She is always very happy with my success. Earlier too she has always been supportive, but because she comes from a very conservative family, initially there were a few times when she used to worry, but she’s also aware of the nature of the work, so she knows. She herself is a producer now and is running a production company with my daughter Sana called Next Level Entertainment, so she is now part of the game. WHAT’S BEEN YOUR TAKEAWAY FROM THE FILM LONDON NAHIN JAUNGA? The character in the movie is very different from the real me. He’s very simple, jat banda hai, main itna jat banda hoon nahin, of course with the simplicity there are a few similarities there, but I enjoyed doing the character a lot because the accent is the same that I adapted for the earlier film Main Punjab Nahin Jaungi. So I was missing that accent and I have kept the same accent in this one. So that was fun. YOU ARE ONE OF THE MOST HANDSOME STARS IN PAKISTAN, ONE OF THE FITTEST TOO… Not the fittest, not very handsome, but I look fine. There’s no secret either. The thing is that I don’t take too much stress. I used to worry a lot earlier, but now I don’t. When I initially started as a producer, it was very tough. And these days it’s even tougher, as everyone has their own temperaments. But I don’t stress, I know what not to worry about. So that’s one thing about me that I am very calm and that’s one of the reasons probably. The other thing is that I eat a lot and I jog a lot. ONE ADVICE YOU WOULD WANT TO GIVE YOURSELF WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER? Back then I was not so health-conscious, so I feel if I was I would have been even better. Like I feel I’m fine now, but I could be better and I feel there are so many better than me too.

The respect I get from my fans and wellwishers, that is priceless. The richest of people don’t get the kind of respect that we get. It’s a blessing from Allah. WHAT DO YOU MOST LIKE ABOUT BEING A STAR? I think the best thing I like is the respect. The respect I get from my fans and well-wishers, that is priceless. The richest of people don’t get the kind of respect that we get. It’s a blessing from Allah. So I accept it humbly and I pray that the this izzat and sehat always stays and yeh hamesha bani rahe.


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Mehwish Hayat has been winning hearts globally. On the small screen, she’s made her international debut with Ms Marvel, while on the big screen, she recently paired with Humayun Saeed once again for her new film London Nahin Jaunga. Also co-starring Kubra Khan and Vasay Chaudhry, the Nadeem Beyg directorial has hit bullseye at the Box Office and the romantic screen pair has worked its magic. I met with the gorgeous star in Dubai where she was promoting the film with her co-stars Humayun and Vasay. In an exclusive interview, the actress talks about her screen chemistry and reveals the way to winning her heart! Aakanksha Naval-Shetye

YOU HAVE PLAYED SUCH DISTINCT ROLES ON SCREEN, WHAT IS THE REAL YOU LIKE? A combination of all the characters you see, and some parts of the real me are there in all the characters. But having said that, at the same time as an artiste, the idea is to get under the skin of the character that I am playing instead of being myself and the whole idea is to subtract myself and instead extract that character out of me and bring that character forth. That’s the idea and that’s what I try to do. If you want to know who the real me is… I would say I am the person who is sitting right in front of you. What you see is what you get (laughs). WHAT’S ROMANCE FOR YOU? DO YOU BELIEVE IN THE DIALOGUES THAT YOU SAY IN LONDON NAHIN JAUNGA? 32 FILMFARE MIDDLE EAST August 2022

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Absolutely. All these dialogues are very close to what I feel love should be. And there are so many more things about love. I am old-school and I like the whole idea of writing letters and having phone conversations and going on long walks, on drives. So, I’m very traditional and old school like that. IS IT MORE DIFFICULT TO FIND LOVE IN TODAY’S TIMES? Absolutely! I am still single… But not ready to mingle. SO WHAT WOULD MAKE YOU CHANGE THAT – YOUR SINGLE STATUS? A guy who has everything that I want in life. But I haven’t found one yet. WHAT’S THE WAY TO WIN YOUR HEART? Not one, it’s a long list of things. I am not easy to please. I have set such high standards for myself, I became the man that I wanted to marry, I would say. So if you are talking about a man wanting to win my heart, he will have to work really hard and it’s not the big things for me, it’s the small tiny gestures and those small little things that make all the difference. I think love is enough… it’s all that can win my heart, just genuine love. WHAT ABOUT YOUR SCREEN CHARACTER HAS STAYED WITH YOU? My relationship in the scenes with Saba Aapa. What I share with her is quite beautiful and profound and I think that’s what I will hold in my heart. It’s just beautiful. YOU AND HUMAYUN SHARE SUCH AN AMAZING SCREEN CHEMISTRY. TELL US MORE ABOUT IT? Yes, it’s more because we are such good friends off the camera and we both are professionals. What creates magic is that we try to build the scene together instead of doing it individually or being selfish as actors where I want to stand out or I want to look the best and be more worried about how I will look and take the lead. Instead, it’s more about building it together and I feel that when both of you are on the same page and want to make it more believable then there’s a lot of hard work involved, there are reading sessions involved, we rehearse a lot before the scenes, so there’s this understanding and professionalism. The magic comes naturally when we are on the same page because if I am not doing well or if he isn’t doing it well then there’s a crack somewhere and it shows. It won’t hit the audience the way it should. The more we are in character and feel passionately about being the screen character, the more authentic it looks. It connects stronger with people.

best of the platform that has been provided to us. And that’s why I have been speaking up about issues that I believe in at all these platforms that I have been on. I like to take that opportunity and I like to make the most of it. And being an artiste, we have to take those steps that will bring about some positive change in the society and also fight for rights of the people who don’t have a voice. It’s disservice and a waste of opportunity if I can’t speak for the ones who need to be heard. So I try to make the most of all that I can for the people.

…Being an artiste, we have to take those steps that will bring about some positive change in the society and also fight for rights of the people who don’t have a voice. It’s disservice and a waste of opportunity if I can’t speak for the ones who need to be heard. So I try to make the most of all that I can for the people.

TALKING ABOUT PASSION, WE DO KNOW THAT YOU ARE VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT SOCIAL CAUSES THAT YOU STRONGLY SUPPORT. WHERE DO YOU DRAW YOUR STRENGTH FROM? My mother. She was also from this industry. So, I have been raised by a strong woman and I’ve had a lot of strong women around me while growing up. And I have always looked up to them. Especially being in this industry, you face a lot of stuff that is just thrown at you and at the same time you have to have a very thick skin to survive here. I have been given the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz. I was awarded by the State for my contributions towards art and cinema. I had already been speaking about a lot of issues, but that’s when I think it just added a lot more responsibility on my shoulders and being an artiste and having so much of influence and following, I always feel that we have to make the August 2022 FILMFARE MIDDLE EAST 33

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From being one of the most popular and famous child actors in Bollywood to now reigning the South marquee with her impressive performances, Hansika Motwani has come a long way. But more than resting on her laurels of having worked in the film industry for 22 years now, the actress is more excited about her promising slate of films ahead including her 50th film Maha that was up for release when we caught up with her. Hansika is equally elated about making her OTT debut this year, she tells Aakanksha Naval-Shetye in an exclusive interview The actress is in Dubai where I catch up with her in her hotel room. Casually dressed, she looks stunning even without a speck of makeup. But the thing that charms you the most is her infectious smile and a vibrant energy that made talking to her an absolute delight. Her exuberance is balanced with a focused approach that belies her age, even as she brims with excitement talking about doing what she loves the most – facing the camera. The calm and collected thoughts especially when it comes to talking about matters of the heart speak of a maturity far beyond her years. On the work-front, having completed her 50th film and with as many as nine projects in hand and an OTT debut to watch out for, she may actually have her 60th release well before the year ends. We chat about it all and more. Excerpts:

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR 50TH FILM, MAHA! Not just my 50th film, Maha is also my first female-centric film, it’s a subject that I’ve never touched before, so yes it’s special. I’m a little nervous, a little excited and a little overwhelmed. AS A CHILD ARTISTE YOU STARTED OFF IN BOLLYWOOD, BUT YOU’VE GRAVITATED MORE TOWARDS SOUTH NOW? It was just a very organic shift that happened. I was doing films, then I kept getting more and they were all interesting scripts, so it just continued. But honestly today when the barricades of language and the lines dividing North and South cinema are getting blurred. So, Bollywood or South industry, it’s all just entertainment for us. DO YOU HAVE A WISH-LIST? I am a greedy actor so anywhere I can learn, gain experience… I’m game for it. HOW ABOUT DOING A MOVIE WITH HRITHIK ROSHAN WITH WHOM YOU HAD SHARED SCREEN IN KOI... MIL GAYA AS A CHILD ACTOR? I call myself an entertainer, so whenever I get a chance why not? WHAT DO YOU ENJOY WATCHING MORE, BOLLYWOOD OR SOUTH CINEMA? Not just Hindi and South, I watch a lot of movies in general, as long as they entertain. In genres, I like comedy, romantic films, I love thrillers and action is a big yes. So except for horror, I enjoy all genres. YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE IS ALMOST AS MUCH OF SENIOR ACTORS. HOW DO YOU LOOK BACK AT YOUR JOURNEY? You know time teaches and brings on so much of experience. I started off very young, I was 8 and now I’m 30, so almost a journey of 22 years in the industry. I’ve always been hustling, this is what I know, this is what I have been taught, this is what I do for a living, this is how I hustle, this is my passion, this is my everything. In fact, for the longest time I didn’t think I would already be on my 50th film till Maha came and the producer and the filmmaker pointed that out for me. But more than the number of films, the body of work I have done is what matters. Also for me what has mattered is that I’ve worked with some amazing filmmakers and people who’ve been involved in my journey that I could complete 50 films. WHAT WAS THE GAME-CHANGER FOR YOU? The idea of being an actor was a gamechanger. I was eight years old when I

decided to be an actor. It’s usually at the age of 15 - 16 when children decide what they’re going to do after college and after 10th, but before I could think of what I have to be, I was already an actor. So for me it just worked in my favour. FROM BEING A CHILD ACTOR TO NOW, HAS THERE BEEN A CHANGE IN THE METHODOLOGY OR THE PROCESS OF PREPPING AND FACING THE CAMERA? Since my journey has been so organic, my experience in acting has been very organic too. I really haven’t had to put in any efforts to kind of work on facing the camera, I have only enjoyed this. Now it’s probably my bread and butter but when I started off, it was only my passion, it was what I loved doing and still do. So I think I would give the credit of appearing to be effortless to the organic journey I had. WHAT’S BEEN THE GREATEST LEARNING AND TAKEBACK IN ALL THESE YEARS? I’m still evolving, learning every day. So I cannot say that there’s just one thing. But patience, time is what my experience has taught me. I always say that whichever job you choose, there’s hard work and patience, there are sacrifices, nothing comes easy. But the hard work makes you cherish it that much more. Like for me I have been working for over 20 years now. And looking at my journey, I would say hard work and patience have got me where I am today. YOU INSPIRE MANY. YOU’VE BEEN AN OUTSIDER WHO’S MADE IT ON HER OWN… And there’s so much more to do! YOU’VE ALSO HAD YOUR SHARE OF TROLLING, CONTROVERSIES, RUMOURS… All of that I don’t care about at all. There are crores of people and they have their own imaginations, their own minds, and opinions but it doesn’t matter to me. I don’t take trolls seriously. There are idle people with too much time on hand, looking for some bit of attention, but sorry they aren’t going to get any from me, so they can say what they want. I’m not wasting my energies on them. I am just not driven by comments or the feedback on the social media. I’m happy in my zone, so you can judge the film, but not me! August 2022 FILMFARE MIDDLE EAST 35

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We all have that vulnerable side and I do too. But it’s just that I choose never to show that side. I just think it’s a passing phase and it will pass. It’s a feeling and feelings don’t stay forever, they pass. So I always tell myself

that. This is something I learnt from Mr Amitabh Bachchan.

IS THERE ANY SPECIAL COMPLIMENT THAT YOU CHERISH THE MOST? There have been many compliments, but the one I get often is that I was meant to be an actor. For me that sums it all up. I do believe that it’s good that I chose to be an actor because it worked well for me. I did the right thing as I followed my passion and am doing what gives me happiness. I get to live different lives, do what I love, experience that and it gives me more space to learn too. I am happy where I am. HOW HAVE YOU DEALT WITH THE PRESSURE OF CONSTANTLY BEING IN THE SPOTLIGHT RIGHT FROM YOUR CHILDHOOD? Simple. By being down-to-earth and the credit goes to the people around me as they keep me really grounded. My mom, my brother, and my core friends. So yes they keep me grounded, but I also believe I am someone who has become something from being a nobody, like when I was a child, I was a nobody. And I feel that if I have to connect with my fans or my audience, then I have to be like them, so that’s my thought process and I enjoy that. I want to be real. I can’t fake it. I can only fake in front of the camera because that’s my job. I am the kind of person who believes in vibes. Like if I like someone or don’t, it’s on my face. That’s as honest as I can be. WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH? Well we all have that vulnerable

side and I do too. But it’s just that I choose never to show that side. I just think it’s a passing phase and it will pass. It’s a feeling and feelings don’t stay forever, they pass. So I always tell myself that. This is something I learnt from Mr Amitabh Bachchan. I remember we were shooting for a winter sequence in the heat and I asked him, ‘Uncle, are you not feeling hot?’ And he told me ‘child it’s all in the head. If I don’t allow myself to say it’s hot, its not.’ And it stuck with me and I believed in it completely. So I just think that good, bad, it’s a phase. Nothing is permanent and it’ll pass. WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN NOT FACING THE CAMERA? I sleep, because that’s the one thing I don’t get to do when shooting. I’m constantly on the go, so sleep is a luxury. Also I paint, I cook. I’m very domestic. Also, I can’t be free for too long either. I start missing work and want to get back on sets. Like on a vacation I get bored after a few days and can’t wait to get back to work, so the vacation is boring for me! DO YOU BELIEVE IN ROMANCE AND LOVE? WHAT’S HAPPENING ON THAT FRONT? I believe in romance, but I am single right now. I think it’s beautiful to be in love and the whole journey is beautiful. When the right time comes I will settle down too. But as of now, I am very happy, and even if it sounds clichéd, “I am married to work” (laughs). IS IT EASY TO FIND LOVE IN THE INDUSTRY? With me, I am very clear that I won’t marry a boy from the industry, that much is for sure. I don’t want to shop

from my own shop! I want to come back home and not feel like I’m still on sets (laughs). Because you know, you hustle so hard on the set, you are working so hard on the films all the time, then everyone anyway talks about movies, because we are a country that loves cinema and it’s a common topic so I just want to come back home. THIS DOMESTIC SIDE IS QUITE A SURPRISE? Well, been there done that (laughs). I’ve had my share of the crazies too, still do. I take off two times a year on solo trips. Yes, a lot of people don’t know that. SO WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU ON THESE TRIPS? I’ll be out mostly having my ‘me’ time, discovering fashion, observing people, since we actors do pick up small nuances from watching people. I love travelling, but I prefer going to cities. Like I’m not a mountain or a beach person when I do solo trips. I can’t sit in a jungle. I am a concrete jungle person! You will always find me where there are lights. The place has to reflect my personality, like Dubai, Paris, New York, London. Basically some part of my profession has to be there… so there are lights and glamour (laughs). TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR LOVE FOR DUBAI… I love Dubai in general. I love the shopping, it’s a lovely vibe. I like going to the restaurants that have a great ambience. So I’m not a foodie at all, but I like the vibe and music. I enjoy it. WHAT’S YOUR FITNESS MANTRA? I’m not a fitness freak as such but I do like to stay fit. Also my time zones during shoots don’t really help me to push myself to that super high level of fitness because there’s lack of sleep, hectic hours, flights in and out of Mumbai. But I do yoga and play squash. WHAT’S NEXT AFTER MAHA? I have nine films lined up, and hopefully by the end of the year I’ll probably be on my 60th film. I have two releases in Telugu, four in Tamil and one web-series on Disney+ Hotstar called MY3. It’s a robotic love-story which is going to come soon and I’m very excited about it. IT’S YOUR OTT DEBUT! Yes, also it’s a dual character I play. A robot and a human, so yes, it’s going to be fun, it’s a lovely character actually, a lot like the real me. There’s a lot more of Hansika in that.


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Cinematic Adventure!

Fatherhood, channelizing the inner desi, action and Shamshera… Ranbir Kapoor, Vaani Kapoor and director Karan Malhotra talk about all these and more in a candid chat - Aakanksha Naval-Shetye


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hamshera is a film of many firsts! Hardly a surprise then that all sights were set on this bandit warrior tale for this reason, as well as several others. After all, the film marks Ranbir Kapoor’s return to the big screen four years after his last release – the much-acclaimed hit - Sanju in which Ranbir had won accolades for his performance as Sanjay Dutt. But what’s equally exciting about Shamshera is that not only do we get to see Ranbir Kapoor play the quintessential commercial action-hero for the first time, we also see him essay a double role as the father and son. “I have been playing roles in too many coming-of-age films in the last 15 years now. I have come of age now, my soul has been searched, and nothing is now left to search,” laughs Ranbir referring to his ‘lost boy on a journey to discovering and finding his true self’ films that he had become the poster-boy of. “We take our lives too seriously like we are these serious actors and change cinema and change the world but we are just here to make good movies to entertain the audience,”

says Ranbir. The larger-than-life action-fuelled thriller bankrolled by Yash Raj Films and directed by Karan Malhotra showcases Ranbir in never-seenbefore avatars. From hard-core action to horse-riding, to the desi style song and dance, this one has Ranbir doing it all! The film also stars Sanjay Dutt. Ranbir and Dutt’s Sanju connection is hard to miss here. Talking about his own equation with the senior star, Ranbir adds, “Sanjay Dutt doesn’t take his stardom too seriously and I love him. I am so glad that I have his support and I have his hand on my head… He reprimands me, encourages me, inspires me and I’m very grateful to have that father figure in my life.” Interestingly, while Ranbir plays a father on reel, he is set to become a dad in real life too, as wife, actressproducer, Alia Bhatt and he are expecting their first child. When asked about being prepared for the role of a father in real life, he shares that while he’s thrilled with embracing fatherhood, he’s still preparing for it. “I’m not prepared yet and I will get qualified once the journey of fatherhood starts. What I am doing though is collecting people’s life’s experiences as a dad.”

However, when it comes to playing the reel dad, he reveals that the script had it all. He says, “The characters were so strong. I was offered to play the son’s part and I offered to do the father’s role too as the valiant and fearless, Shamshera. That’s when the journey began with a lot of look tests and trying to make both the characters very different and at the same time very real and very cinematic.” The actor also admits that doing a film like this was certainly out of his comfort zone. “It was a big challenge as I have never ever played a character like this or been in a move like this. But my partner in crime – Karan, is somebody who gave me a lot of confidence. Shamshera is a very angsty, a very angry film. Of course it has the light moments of comedy and romance and all of that but that’s something that doesn’t come naturally to me. So that was challenging and I had to work very hard on that. I have never slapped anybody in the movie also and here I was in this action bonanza, so everything was new for me. Everything was like tough, it was challenging. There were days when I was giving up, but I think the intention to tell this story to the

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audience was very motivating and inspiring and that’s what pulled me through.” As for Vaani, who plays Sona, a rustic dancer, the challenge lay in bringing out the desi. “The challenge was to channelize the inner desi, which was not too difficult too as it’s in our DNA. But it was interesting and a change to play someone so different from the contemporary modern roles and characters that I have played so far.” Ask Ranbir who he could relate to more – the son, Balli or the father Shamshera – and the actor confesses that its neither. “To be honest I am nothing like them. And I think that was the challenging part of playing a character out of my comfort zone. I have played many roles in my life, many characters that I have related to much more than this. But having said this for an actor to do any film, he must reflect something of his own personality… that’s when you make the character relatable. But with Balli and Shamshera, there was a lot of creation. Between the director and myself, and a lot of other crew members and the cast to put this together.” While the film pushed the lead actors out

I have come of age now, my soul has been searched, and nothing is now left to search.” – Ranbir Kapoor

of their comfort zones, it was no different for the director too, who had to unlearn a lot of processes of filmmaking to transform the 21st century to the 18th century. Karan says, “When we’ve been conditioned to make films in a certain manner, I have been an AD (Assistant Director) for over 10 years, so we’ve learnt in a certain manner. But what happens is that when we’re making a period film, we have to unlearn and let go of a lot of old baggage and a bit of education, so you can fly high with the technology and not make it your weakness. Because normally when something new is throw at a filmmaker, the first instinct of a creative mind is to get a bit wary of it. Because it’s kind of out of your comfort zone, but you know Shamshera taught me to embrace technology rather than kind of get scared of it. Once we did it, we were able to create the visual spectacle.” But was the five year wait for the film to come to fruition post-pandemic frustrating? “Well, we got extra time to work on VFX,” says Karan. Ranbir adds, “When it comes to the actual release, I have come to that stage in life where I am not very excited about the release because that’s truly the judgement time and that kind of scares me. But to be honest that’s what we are working for, to show the film to the audience. We worked really hard on this film, with a lot of love, patience, literally blood, sweat and tears.” August 2022 FILMFARE MIDDLE EAST 39

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CONGRATULATIONS… THE YEAR IS TURNING OUT TO BE RATHER SPECIAL FOR YOU PROFESSIONALLY AND EVEN MORE SO PERSONALLY? Yes, absolutely. It’s the best year so far, so thank you. I’m very excited as it is quite a big thing for me to be married and obviously it’s one of those oncein-a-lifetime kind of things. My fiancée and I have been together for two years now, and it’s been a long time coming to get married as the pandemic had kind of postponed that. And then of course there’s my recently released debut album ‘Industry’. I have been in the pop music business for almost seven years now and I’ve learnt a lot and tried to put everything I’ve learnt into this album. So, yes there’s a lot happening, it’s exciting.

The year couldn’t have been more special for Arjun Kanungo. While professionally he’s thrilled to have released his debut album – the singles of which are already proving to be chartbusters – personally too there’s much to celebrate as the acclaimed artiste-producer-actor marries his fiancé Carla Dennis on August 10th. I caught up with Arjun ahead of the wedding and in a candid chat we talk about his big day and the success of his debut album ‘Industry’. Arjun’s clearly in a league of his own and in this exclusive interview we also find out what sets him apart from the other artistes. Excerpts Aakanksha Naval-Shetye

YOU’VE REALLY RAISED THE BAR OF MUSIC VIDEOS WITH ‘ILZAM’ Yes, we spared no expense on the videos of that album. We got the best team, we flew them down from the US and they are all names who’ve worked in Hollywood and it was great to kind of take that to the next level. Like we did with ‘Ilzam’. There is no video that’s made like this. Some of the top artistes here have been calling and asking me how I made this, and a lot of them are now chasing the director of the music video.

THERE ARE ALSO SOME VERY INTERESTING COLLABORATIONS IN THE ALBUM… And it’s not even the half of it… So the album is releasing in two parts. The first part is already out now that has seven songs and the second part is now lined up that should be out end of the year. And those are very interesting collaborations. The first THE SINGLES OF THE ALBUM ARE ALREADY part was more in my space and I BREAKING RECORDS… was working with artistes I already Yes, ‘Ilzam’ is doing know like KING and Rashmeet Kaur, I phenomenally well and overall collaborated for the first time, but I’ve too, the songs are close to over 80 known her for a while and generally I million views and counting. felt like being in my space. But Part 2

is very outside my comfort zone, it’s a very different space that I’m not used to making music in and I’m excited, that will be interesting. BUT WHY THE LONG WAIT TO RELEASE THIS DEBUT ALBUM? I think that this was the right time. When I started writing the album, I thought that I would release it by the end of 2021. It was actually to happen in 2020, but then the pandemic happened, so it didn’t make sense to release it then. I had released a few singles, but obviously I couldn’t shoot or release any video, so it made sense to wait until the pandemic got over. I also wanted to plan a city tour and visit and perform LIVE for the fans. YOU HAVE BEEN IN BOTH - THE INDIE AND THE BOLLYWOOD MUSIC SPACE. WHAT’S MORE LIKE YOUR SCENE? Indie music definitely. I’m not really a film musician as such and I have not even put my efforts into being one and I don’t see that happening either. Maybe I’ve not been too interested or maybe I am lazy, but I love the pop space and I have always told people


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from day one like in 2015 when I started that I knew that pop music in India will one day be bigger than Bollywood in the music space. Because I think as any country kind of evolves in terms of their culture, they start looking for artistes. It’s not just about one song anymore and that’s the trend worldwide. Only in India we have music that’s coming from Bollywood and it’s unique that our music industry is based on our film industry. But the fact that there’s so much proof worldwide that pop artistes become mainstream artistes, makes me believe that it will happen in India as well and I have always chased that dream. So that’s where my comfort is, that’s where my dreams are. I’m not looking to be a big Bollywood musician. I like to be featured in my own videos, I like to write my own songs, my own music. I like to make music for music and not have it as a backdrop for something else. I think music is big enough and profitable enough. WHAT WAS THE GAME-CHANGER FOR YOU? I think there were a few songs over the years. What happens is that every artiste has these different moments in his life where they get breaks and then another big break. One thing I have learnt in the pandemic is that things can just change overnight. Just because you are famous for one song Bollywood or not, doesn’t mean you will always be. You have to keep building that career and we as artistes can see that the career spans over 30 years not just 3 years. Like ‘Baaki baatein peene baad’ was my debut and it put me out there. But for me ‘Fursat’ was an equally big song because that’s when people got to know the real me more. Then I had two big hits in 2018. ‘La la la’ and ‘Aaya na tu’. Both were massive hits like these two had a completely different listener base. One worked big time in the Punjabi music scene which is a big industry in itself. So that was a big thing for me. Then I had a lot of hit songs which were not hit videos essentially like ‘Woh baarishein’ and then ‘Fursat hai aaj bhi’… So all these songs solidified my place. Your chance of being a mainstream artiste increases with each song, ‘Ilzam’ really changed it for me. Its doing a million views daily. So I mean being a debut album that one

song working for me is really amazing. That’s very exciting. DO YOU THINK THAT THE PANDEMIC PERIOD BOOSTED THE INDIE SCENE SINCE THE FOCUS MOVED TO MUSIC VIDEOS AND SINGLES? In India, Bollywood is so huge that they create more content and because they create more content, they take up more shelfspace in a music market. But the fact is that half of Bollywood songs that are popular today are just remakes of old songs done in the 90s and the 2000s. You look at ‘Kala Chashma’ or a ‘Bom Diggy’, these were all nonfilm songs that were recreated for films. So, I would say there is a misconception about the non-film music. It’s always been there, but yes, it’s just that the volume of non-film songs has increased and now its more profitable. It’s a very academic question, but yes the pandemic in a way did accelerate the nonfilm music. So, it was always growing but its growing faster now. YOU MADE YOUR BOLLYWOOD DEBUT LAST YEAR WITH RADHE… WHAT’S NEXT ON THE ACTING FRONT? There’s a lot happening there. I realise that I’m very Indie when it comes to being an actor too. So, although I’m acting in Bollywood, I don’t see myself as a typical Bollywood hero. I would want to be in the space of Ayushmann Khurrana when it comes to the kind of films I’d like to act in… Not attached to the biggest of films but attached to the best of content. That’s pretty much what I also want to do. UNCONVENTIONAL… What appears as unconventional to you is the normal for me. It’s the way I am. So for me it’s not unconventional. It’s the only way to be. People don’t associate that space with success, although now they are opening their eyes to that space. But I do know that it will be some time before people accept me in that space. I’ve to spend a lot of time convincing people that I’m good at what I want to do even though I shouldn’t have to do that. So I’m going to have that same struggle. Like I tried being in the Salman Khan way and I tried doing it. And it was a great learning too, but now I want to do it the way I believe in. So, later this year there’s a film in that space with me as the solo lead too.

Arjun Kanungo & Carla Dennis

I’m very excited as it is quite a big thing for me to be married and obviously it’s one of those once-ina-lifetime kind of things. My fiancée and I have been together for two years now, and it’s been a long time coming to get married...

AS A CREATIVE PERSON, WHERE DO YOU DRAW YOUR INSPIRATION FROM? It’s a good question… I think it’s a personality type! I’m just naturally excitable and everything inspires me. Every artiste… small or big is inspiring. The motivation has to be real. Like if the song work because of the marketing, then that doesn’t work for me. Every day to do something new to create something is exciting for me, so that keeps me going. AS A MUSIC PRODUCER ARE YOU LOOKING AT ENCOURAGING MORE INDIE ARTISTES? My label’s called One Mind Music and we have signed several artistes. The idea is to take these grassroots artistes who have talent but no direction. So the idea is to educate them and help them understand the eco-system of the industry. The music label business is very complicated. So as an artiste myself I understand that and their fears too, I give them a platform to build their own brand, but also educate them about how it works. So my label is about them, it’s not a brand, it’s a platform. August 2022 FILMFARE MIDDLE EAST 41

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The Maverick



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miss her every day. During my struggling days, I would call her every time I was disappointed or felt low. And I remember she always had one thing to say: “Great things are going to happen to you, just hold on. Don’t worry.” Even after my National Award, Filmfare Award or any good thing that happened in my life, she kept saying that

Rajkummar Rao is one of the nicest actors you can hope to meet.

He’s so easygoing and humble that you actually want to tell him to put on some starry airs. The most likeable quality about him is that, despite his success, he’s still a student of cinema. Most actors are mostly full of themselves, but he’s always generous in his praise of fellow actors and directors. Family is the most important thing for him. He’d rather gift them quality time than shower them with baubles. As an actor, he believes in taking risks, and most of those risks have paid off. Whether it was playing a cad in LSD, a concerned journalist in Aligarh or a gay cop in his most recent release, Badhaai Do, he has completely immersed himself in his character. In this emotional chat, he reveals how important it is for actors, who lead insecure lives, to have a steady support system. He’s thankful to have found it at different phases of his life and is grateful to the universe for that.


this was nothing, greater things would happen to me. WHAT IS THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE SHE HAS GIVEN YOU? The first thing she said was to be honest in my profession, to work hard and be kind to others. My mother was a real fighter, which is why I have this immense respect for women all over the world.

WHEN YOU WERE A KID, WHO WOULD YOU TURN TO FOR ADVICE? My mother was always there. I remember I was in class XI and I liked this girl; she liked me, but she had a boyfriend who was

in college. One day, he came with some 30 guys to bash me up. All I kept saying when they were hitting me was not to hit me in the face, as I wanted to become an actor. I was

quite a braveheart. When my brothers came to know about the fight, they got their friends to beat them. I told my mom about the ongoing fights, and she immediately took

me to that boy’s house. Within fifteen minutes, we were friends, and he even said to let him know when my film is released. That was my mom. She’s no more, and I

IT MUST HAVE BEEN HARD FOR YOU TO COME TO TERMS WITH YOUR MOTHER’S PASSING? I haven’t yet come out of it. Life goes on, and Patralekha is always there. She’s the biggest support in my life and has made me a stronger and better person. When mom passed away in 2016, I was shooting for Newton in a small town in Chhattisgarh. I remember I had given my shot when I saw this guy running towards me, and I was wondering why he was coming into the frame. He came and gave me the phone, and Patralekha broke the news. I tried to be very brave and


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thought I would go on with my shoot because that’s what my mother would have liked me to do. But I kept sobbing, and it was my friend Anish John who helped me stay together at that time. MANY OF US TURN TO OUR SUPPORT SYSTEM DURING VULNERABLE TIMES. WHO DO YOU TURN TO NOW? I turn to God and Patralekha, of course. I am somebody who wants to make people happy, make them laugh. I haven’t shared this with anyone, but if I feel low and am sad, I keep it to myself. I do talk to Patralekha, and if it’s something enormous, I share it with a couple of close friends and my brothers. COMING TO PATRALEKHA. EVERYONE’S CURIOUS TO KNOW HOW THE TWO OF YOU MET AND WHAT THE ROMANCE WAS LIKE. IT’S BEEN ELEVEN YEARS NOW, AND THE ROMANCE IS STILL BEAUTIFUL. HOW DID WE MEET? Hmmm... so after LSD, I was called back to FTII (Film and Television Institute of India) to shoot a playback song. I got to know that there was a girl called Patralekha who would be acting with me, and we both had to travel together to Pune. This is my side of the story. And Patralekha’s side of the story is, “Oh, this guy who was in LSD is coming with me?” She had this impression that

I was an asshole and got her sister along. Patra didn’t talk to me during the entire journey, but her sister Parnalekha (Parna) got chatty. And then Patra was on the phone with her mom and was whispering something like, “Parna is talking to him; tell her not to talk to him.” I tried having a conversation with Patra and asked her what she had done. When she mentioned a telecom brand, a loud bell rang in my head because I’d seen her in that ad. For some reason, I thought ‘what a cute girl! I wish I could marry her....’


WAS THERE EVER A MOMENT IN YOUR LIFE WHEN YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY CAME TOGETHER FOR A PERSONAL CRISIS? AND HOW DID YOU ALL HOLD IT TOGETHER? I didn’t have an easy childhood. I became a dance teacher when I was in class eight. I started giving home tuition to one kid, teaching her whatever I knew. I used to feel so happy with the 300 rupees I got as

tuition fees every month. I used to get ghar ka saman like ghee for 50 rupees and dal for 25 rupees. I felt proud that I was contributing to the daily needs of my family. They were tough but great times. We are a joint family and really close, and that helps us hold together. I learnt so much from my family and my brothers (we are four brothers and two sisters).

DO YOU HAVE A CLOSE GROUP OF FRIENDS OR FRIENDS FROM FTII WITH WHOM YOU ARE STILL IN TOUCH? Sunny Hinduja, Pitobash Tripathi, my classmate, Vijay Varma. So many people. And yes, we still keep in touch with each other. I’ve recently shot with a friend of mine, Jatin Goswami, a brilliant actor and one of my favourite actors from my class. I was so thrilled as I met him after

almost a decade and we picked up from where we left off. Nothing had changed. TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR FTII DAYS? Everything was amazing. I was very clear about one thing; I wanted to learn as much as I could, because for me, acting is about practising. The more you practice, the more you grow, and I think my whole journey as an actor shifted from there. One is walking cinema, talking cinema, and reading cinema for


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FIRST MET HIM? When I was growing up, I watched a lot of Hindi films. On one hand, I was watching DDLJ and imitating Raj Malhotra (Shah Rukh Khan’s character), and on the other hand, I was watching Shool and trying to be Samar Pratap Singh (Manoj Bajpayee’s character). I met him for the first time when we were shooting for a film called Chittagong in 2010, right after LSD. I become a student whenever I meet a senior actor, so I started asking him questions about acting, his process, and films. He’s my senior and I have immense regard for him, but whenever we meet now it’s like two friends meeting, but I still maintain that respect and dignity. He’s very


chilled out and I can talk to him about anything.

those two years. So I really enjoyed that. HAVE YOU EVER WATCHED ANY OF YOUR FILMS WITH YOUR PARENTS? WHAT WAS THEIR REACTION? I haven’t watched any films with them, but my brother told me when my first film, LSD, was released, he and my parents, along with some other family members, went to watch it. You know, I have this scene in the climax where I am almost naked. In fact,

I had told my mother about this scene ahead of time, and she had said it was fine. But when that scene came, all 12 or 13 of them didn’t know what to say. Everyone was feeling awkward and was waiting for the moment to pass. YOU HAVE PLAYED SEVERAL COMPLEX CHARACTERS IN YOUR CAREER. DO THEY TAKE A TOLL ON YOU? Not all the films, but some, like Shahid, Trapped, Newton, Bose,

had a huge impact on my life. Also, they teach you some things. I feel like I have become a better human being after playing these parts. And then I was working with such amazing filmmakers. But after the making, you have to come out of it and prepare for the next character. YOU MENTIONED YOU WERE VERY INSPIRED BY MANOJ BAJPAYEE AS AN ACTOR. SO WHAT WAS IT LIKE WHEN YOU

HAS IT EVER HAPPENED THAT DURING YOUR STRUGGLING DAYS THEY SAID, “TUM ACTOR NAHI BAN SAKTE” (YOU’LL NEVER BECOME AN ACTOR) AND OTHER KINDS OF INSULTS? Nobody said, “Actor nahi ban sakoge.” In fact, people were helpful, and after an audition they would say “you are good” and things like “be at it, if not for this film, maybe something else.” But there were some who asked why I was trying for films and that it was not going to work out. I knew that it was going to be very tough for me. I told myself, “fine, since I’m here, I am going to enjoy the journey.” There was no looking back for me. n August 2022 FILMFARE MIDDLE EAST 45

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An immersive culinary experience!

Group Executive Chef at Goldmead Hospitality Dubai, Chef Praveen Singh’s unique approach to cuisines and his passion for foods is what makes High Note Pool and Sky Lounge one of the best dining hotspots in Dubai. With a culinary journey spanning over 18 years that has seen him work with some of the most acclaimed 5 Star hotel groups in Dubai, and with several awards on his shelves, he is particularly known for presenting and championing new ideas in serving food with traditional yet modern approach. In a candid chat, the celebrated Chef talks to Aakanksha Naval-Shetye about his endeavors to constantly raise the bar when it comes to all things food!

WHAT’S THE THOUGHT PROCESS WHEN YOU DECIDE THE MENU? That the dishes on the menu should be nothing, but the best and there’s just no compromise when it comes to the quality, flavours, taste, aroma, the freshness of ingredients and even the presentation. Any dish that you feel is not going to be the best it can be, then it should not be featured on the menu. Anything that does not live up to the mark or is average, or you are not a 100 per cent sure about, whether people will like it or not, then do not risk it. Every single dish is one that you should be confident about creating and recreating just as good consistently. At the end of the day, what you serve should enhance the total culinary experience and make the patrons keep coming back for more. HIGH NOTE POOL AND SKY LOUNGE HAS PATRONS FROM ALL NATIONALITIES. SO DO YOU CATER TO ALL TASTES AND CUISINES? We promote a lot of Pan India cuisine along with international dishes. There’s always a good mix of nationalities especially with in-house guests so we make sure we offer a variety in cuisines. So if you see the menu of High Note you will find something for all

(L-R) Hari S Kaimal, Chef Praveen Singh and Sanju Nair

nationalities, there’s Indian, Arabic, Mexican, Indo-Chinese, Italian and not just starters, but main course and desserts too. WHAT SETS IT APART? The fact that dining here is a completely immersive experience with a fine mix of entertainment and culinary. The endeavor is that every single dish on the menu should have a taste that the guests will remember for a long time. They should feel good and leave with happy memories of having had a great dining experience. So the flavours, the texture and the fragrance, everything should be perfect. We are particular about the

freshness of our ingredients and the produce especially the seafood and the meats. More importantly, they have to be cooked well, but also stored equally well in the right temperatures, to maintain that freshness, right until it comes to your plate. Here we exercise the highest levels of hygiene and safety. A LOT OF YOUR DISHES ARE RATHER INNOVATIVE TOO… I feel that when a person eats, all senses should be indulged. So even if I make a simple quinoa salad, it should be bursting with different flavours, have a mix of multicolour vegetables, a dash of nutty crunchiness and the garnishing should enhance the taste like adding an avocado slice. It’s flavoursome, healthy


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and indulgent. Our Chinese dishes are rather popular too.We give a lot of dishes a unique twist. Like add a bit of charcoal that is great to detox while indulging the tastebuds. WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BE A CHEF? I was keen to pursue medicine and I also had a natural knack for fixing tools and machines around. I love doing that… But whenever I saw grandmom cooking, like simple foods, she would put a simple desi ghee ka tadka, and the house would come alive with the aromatic fragrance. She used the simplest of ingredients and still created wonders. The flavours I can still recall and they take me back to all my happy memories associated with my childhood. That fascinated me. Eventually I started cooking, first because it was a need to cook to not stay hungry and then developed into a passion for seeing happy faces when they enjoy your dishes. SO, WHAT DO YOU LOVE THE MOST ABOUT BEING A CHEF? The fact that I have the power to make people happy! To see them smile when they take a bite of the delicious dishes served and to see how happy they are and enjoying the flavours, it’s a peaceful joy. They appreciate your dishes, keep returning for more even if that means travelling for long distances, then they also recommend and the patrons come and tell me that they are trying on something because it was recommended by a friend who enjoyed the food here… all these are what I look forward to each day and all these encourage me to better myself every day.

IS THERE ANY ADVICE YOU’D LIKE TO GIVE TO ALL ASPIRING CHEFS? Cooking is as much of an art as it is a science. So besides a natural knack and a passion for cooking, it’s important to study and know foods too. Many get stuck in one place because of lack of education and knowledge. This profession requires a mix of knowledge, technical know-how, practice, practical application, passion, everything. It’s not just cooking but being able to describe the foods too, so it’s important to keep reading and increasing knowledge about what’re the latest trends in the global food markets. You have to keep innovating, learn new things… domestic and international both. So this is a regular learning process, I still learn every day! Photographer : Dawood Shaikh | Videographer : Carl Bandojo 




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Pop Pop Jalapeno Delhi Gully Soya Chaap Special

Guaca Waka High Joe Crunch

Electric Fruit Burst Charcoal Rasmalai


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At the Chef’s Table


Founder & CEO of Goldmead Hospitality, Hari S Kaimal and Partner & CFO - Sanju Nair together hosted a Chef’s Table

for the winners of the Arab Asia Starz Season 3 at the High Note Pool and Sky Lounge, where Executive Chef Praveen Singh whipped up some amazing dishes and a special treat for all

(L-R) Prateek Hiranandani, Malavika Manoj, Hari S Kaimal, Chef Praveen Singh, Sanju Nair, Khushi Garg and Rahul Vineeth

Team High Note Pool and Sky Lounge with the Winners of Arab Asia Starz Season 3 and Team Filmfare Middle East


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because of that people loved watching the film. And if it doesn’t reach a lot of people then there’s no use. She has a higher face value and she is a great actor. Casting a person who is unfamiliar to the audiences or not known to all would have not helped in making this unique love story accessible to a wider audience.” Delhi-based Abhishek started off as a model and moved to Mumbai after college. He continued his foray into the adworld and entered into acting by chance. “I came to know through Facebook that there’s an audition going on in Viacom 18, and I was selected in my first audition itself. I heard that it takes years for people to know how the industry works. I ended up doing 18 TVC’s and then I bagged my first TV show Parvarrish during my first year in Mumbai, so I got lucky, I guess,” he adds. The popularity of Parvarrish led to shows like Kuchh Khattee Kuchh Meethi and Dil De Ke Dekho and then he debuted with Student of the Year 2 (2019). He had to go through four rounds of auditions before getting selected. Being a Dharma film, he knew he was walking into a huge setup and vowed to give his 100 per cent to the project. That’s the reason why he kept shooting despite being injured during the film’s climax. “I got injured a couple of times (shoulder injury, ligament tear) and still I shot for the Kabbadi climax. I knew I couldn’t let the team down during the crucial segments and learnt to balance myself despite being in pain.” Having worked in both TV and film, the major difference Abhishek finds between the two mediums is the Analita Seth chats with newcomer pace. “In TV an actor barely gets time Abhishek Bajaj, who was last seen as the to prepare for a scene as everyone is running on a deadline whereas in films antagonist in Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui actors get an ample amount of time to prepare and to get in the skin of the character. This was one of the major bhishek Bajaj was last been bowled over by Ayushmaan’s reasons why I decided to make the switch seen in Chandigarh Kare professionalism. “He had to bulk up from TV to film,” he reveals. He has also Aashiqui. He played for Chandigarh… and was totally been part of the OTT series Your Honour the antagonist Sandy, committed to it. I love the fact that he and is open to more OTT projects. He who happens to be a fitness follows a vision and has been signing feels OTT gives even more scope to the athlete. Abhishek has got a films in accordance with that vision. It actors to showcase what they’re capable good physique and he amped was a learning experience working with of. up his bodybuilding routine to him,” he gushes. After playing a raw, negative character look the part. In fact he even got He bonded well with Vaani Kapoor in Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, he’s all set injured and got 16 stitches and as well and praises her bold choice to showcase his sophisticated, sensitive yet kept on shooting despite of playing a trans woman in the film. side in Babli Bouncer. He’s been paired that. He adds that he had no He thinks casting her and not an opposite Tamannaah Bhatia in this qualms about playing a negative actual trans actor worked in the film’s Madhur Bhandarkar film and got the role character. “Sandy wasn’t evil favour. “Vaani has a bigger reach, and through the due audition process. but arrogant. He thought he was the best and lost in the end because of his arrogance. It was a physically challenging role as I had to look the part but there were layers to it as well,” he explains. He had a good time shooting the film with his ‘brother’ Ayushmaan Khurrana. They bonded over workouts, Punjabi Student of the Year 2 Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui food and music. He says he’s



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Luxury f o s es r d d A Living EVENTS

The new

Danube Properties marked their foray into the Indian markets with a glamorous evening hosted at their BKC office in Mumbai. Jasmin Bhasin graced the event and was seen congratulating Founder and Chairman of Danube Group, Mr. Rizwan Sajan on the group’s success. Also present was Krystle D’Souza who shared her dream of owning a home in Danube Properties in Dubai. The event also saw several real estate and lifestyle influencers in attendance

Left - Jasmin Bhasin and Mr. Rizwan Sajan Above - Syed Husain Right - Mr. Rizwan Sajan and Krystle D’Souza

Team Danube Properties - Mumbai 50 FILMFARE MIDDLE EAST August 2022

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Aakanksha Naval-Shetye and Krystle D’Souza


Krystle D’Souza, Kunal Thakkar with Meghhaa Kaour and Payel Raha

Yogesh Lakhani, Vinita Hirani, Quresh Songerwala and guest

Muazam Mirza

Namrata Malu

L- R: Mandavi Jaiswal, Deepali Dhabu, Ayesha Ladha

Javeed Ibrahim,Harpreet Kaur, Priya Sharma, Kavya D’Souza, Vinita Hirani and Aakanksha Naval-Shetye

Natasha Natty Photographer : Dawood Shaikh


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Evening to


Founder and Chairman of Danube Group, Mr Rizwan Sajan announced the launch of Danube Properties’ newest luxury property Opalz at a press conference held at the Sahara Star hotel in Mumbai. The evening also saw him attend the Danube Properties sponsored International Influencers Awards event.

Syed Husain, Mr Rizwan Sajan, Priya Sharma at the press conference unveiling the luxurious project ‘Opalz’ in Dubai with Golden Visa opportunity for Indians

Yash Birla

Pinky Khubchandani and Akshay Oberoi

Malvika Raaj

Shibani Kashyap

Mr. Rizwan Sajan

Vinita Hirani, Harpreet Kaur, Kavya D’Souza, Aakanksha Naval-Shetye, Mr Rizwan Sajan, Priya Sharma and Javeed Ibrahim


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Daisy Shah

Sangeeta Bijlani

Ms. Amruta Fadnavis, Karan Kundrra and Mr. Rizwan Sajan

Amrita Rao and Mr. Rizwan Sajan

Rupali Ganguly and Rakhi Sawant

Mr. Rizwan Sajan, Ms. Amruta Fadnavis and Ankit Tiwari

Shriya Saran

Abdu Rozik

Mr. Rizwan Sajan and Aarti Khetarpal

Aparshakti Khurana and Kunal Thakkar

Aakanksha Naval-Shetye with Sukriti Kakar and Prakriti Kakar

Maniesh Paul and Nakul Mehta

R-L : Krystle D’Souza with a winner Photographer : Dawood Shaikh


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‫أذكر هيثم رافي منذ أول لقاء جمعني فيه في‬ ‫ُ‬ ‫حفل جوائز فيلم فير الشرق األوسط في عمان‪.‬‬ ‫كان لحضوره على المسرح أثر كبير على الجمهور‬ ‫الهندي وعلى الجمهور العربي الذي حضر الحفل‬ ‫في ذلك الوقت‪ .‬تميز بمزجه األغاني الهندية‬ ‫والعربية وتقديمه في أكبر برامج بوليوود‪ .‬من‬ ‫ً‬ ‫الهندي إلى العربي وصول إلى التركي‪ ،‬جعلنا‬ ‫هيثم ندرك أن الفن ال يعرف حدود وال اختالف‬ ‫لغات‪ .‬جعلنا أن ندرك بأن الفن هو ما يجمع بين‬ ‫شعوب فرقتها الحدود واختالف اللغات‪ .‬حنان يحيى‬ ‫مالزم تتحدث مع هيثم رافي الذي ترك ضمان‬ ‫الحاضر من أجل نجاح المستقبل‪.‬‬ ‫ُ‬ ‫رحلتك‬ ‫عندما تعيد النظر إلى‬ ‫ِ‬ ‫منذ أن بدأت إلى اآلن‪ ،‬كيف‬ ‫ترى رحلتك هذه؟‬ ‫يف احلقيقة‪ ،‬عندما بد�أت رحلتي يف هذا‬ ‫املجال‪ ،‬مل �أتوقع �أبدًا �أين �س�أ�صل لهذه املرحلة‪.‬‬ ‫عملت على نف�سي كثريًا‪ ،‬و�سعيت من �أجل‬ ‫�أن �أطور من نف�سي يف جمال الفن‪ .‬حر�صت‬ ‫على �أن �أو�سع �أفكاري يف هذا املجال واكت�سبت‬ ‫الكثري من الثقافة التي تتعلق يف هذا املجال‪.‬‬ ‫هل للحظة شعرت بالندم‬ ‫التخاذك هذا المجال كمسيرة‬ ‫فنية ومهنية؟‬ ‫الندم؟ ال �أذكر ب�أين �ش��عرت بهذا منذ �أن‬ ‫اتخذت قرار دخول هذا املجال‪ .‬ولكن �ش��عرت‬ ‫ب�إح�سا���س املخاطرة‪ .‬لقد تركت وظيفتي التي‬ ‫كان��ت تُقدم يل الكثري من ال�ضمانات من‬ ‫�أج��ل هذه اخلطوة‪ .‬كنت �أتردد بني فكرة هل‬ ‫�س���أجنح �أم ال‪ ،‬ولكن بالت�أكيد مل �أندم على‬ ‫اتخاذي هذا القرار‪.‬‬

‫قدمت الكثير من األغاني‬ ‫أمام الكثير من المشاهير‪،‬‬ ‫مع من ترغب أن تغني؟‬ ‫�أرغ��ب بالغناء من جنوم من بوليوود‬ ‫والع��امل العربي‪ .‬من بوليوود �أرغب‬ ‫بالغناء مع الفنان الهندي �أرجيت �س��نيغ‪،‬‬ ‫وم��ن العامل العربي‪� ،‬أرغب بالغناء مع‬ ‫ح�س�ين اجل�سمي‪ ،‬عبداملجيد عبداهلل ومع‬ ‫ح�سني اجل�سمي‪.‬‬ ‫لديك الكثير من الصفحات‬ ‫المعجبين على السوشيال‬ ‫ميديا‪ ،‬أخبرنا عن أطرف‬ ‫موقف جمع بينك وبين‬ ‫ُ‬ ‫معجبيك؟‬ ‫�أتذكر الكثري من املواقف اجلميلة التي‬ ‫جمعتني مع جمهوري‪ .‬يعتربين اجلمهور‬ ‫�شخ�ص هادئ امام الكامريا ولكن على‬ ‫امل�سرح انا �شخ�ص خمتلف متا ًما‪ .‬والكثري‬ ‫من املعجبني ا�ستغربوا من طاقتي على‬

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‫امل�سرح وظنوا ب�أن �شخ�ص �آخر ي�شبه هيثم‬ ‫�صعد على امل�سرح‪.‬‬ ‫مع تقدمك في مسيرتك‬ ‫الفنية‪ ،‬هل أصبح الخوف‬ ‫يتملكك أكثر أم الجرأة؟‬ ‫من قال خوف؟ ال يوجد خوف �أب ًد أ� بل كل‬ ‫يوم �أ�صبح �أكرث جر�أة وقوة‪.‬‬ ‫ً‬ ‫حسنا هيثم‪ ،‬هل هناك من‬ ‫تشغل بالك ومن أجلها‬ ‫تغني أغاني الحب؟‬ ‫�أنا �أحب الأغاين العاطفية والأغاين احلزينة‪.‬‬ ‫ولكن بد�أت م�ؤخ ًر�أ بتغيري نوع الأغاين التي‬ ‫�أقدمها وبد�أت �أعمل على تقدمي �أغاين‬ ‫�سريعة �أكرث‪� ،‬سي�ساعدين هذا الأمر على‬ ‫تقدمي حفالت �أكرث‪.‬‬ ‫ما هي خطوتك القادمة؟‬ ‫�س�أعمل بكل جهد على ااال�ستمرار بتقدمي‬ ‫كل ما يعجب جمهوري‪ ،‬وبالت�أكيد‬ ‫�س�أعمل على تقدمي �أغاين خا�صة بي‪.‬‬ ‫ُ‬ ‫هل تفكر بأن تقدم ألبوم‬ ‫من األغاني العربية فقط؟‬ ‫ً‬ ‫أم سيكون اختيارك دائما‬ ‫ألبوم أغاني هندية؟‬ ‫�أخطط حاليًا تقدمي �ألبوم يجمع بني‬ ‫الغناء العربي والهندي‪.‬‬ ‫ُ‬ ‫األغاني الهندية تعتبر من‬ ‫أشهر أنواع األغاني منذ‬ ‫زمن‪ ،‬هل ستحاول أن تجرب‬ ‫لغات أخرى؟ مثل التركية‬ ‫على سبيل المثال؟‬ ‫نعم بكل ت�أكيد‪ ،‬يف احلقيقة بد�أت الغناء‬ ‫باللغة الرتكية‪ ،‬و�شاركت ما قدمته على‬ ‫من�صات التوا�صل االجتماعي ونال ما‬ ‫‪n‬‬ ‫قدمته �إعجاب اجلميع‪.‬‬

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‫ﺗﺘﻌﺪد اﻟﻠﻐﺎت‪،‬‬ ‫واﻟﻔﻦ واﺣﺪ!‬ ‫‪08/08/2022 10:44 AM‬‬

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‫جرعة من الرقي تنطلق من‬ ‫الغرب وتصل إلى الشرق‬ ‫حضرنا افتتاح المحل‬ ‫األول في الشرق‬ ‫األوسط للعالمة‬ ‫التجارية سي بي ‪،٢‬‬ ‫ُ‬ ‫والتي تقدم مجموعات‬ ‫مختلفة من المفروشات‬ ‫واإلكسسوارات المنزلة‪،‬‬ ‫إال أن عامل الرقي‬ ‫والجودة هو ما يجمع‬ ‫بين هذه المجموعة‪.‬‬ ‫في مقابلة لطيفة‬ ‫وسريعة مع فهد‬ ‫غانم المدير التنفيذي‬ ‫لمجموعة ماجد الفطيم‬ ‫(قسم الاليف ستايل)‪.‬‬ ‫تحدثنا عن الذوق‬ ‫العربي في اختيار‬ ‫المفروشات‪ ،‬اختيار‬ ‫اإلمارات لتكون المحطة‬ ‫األولى النطالق العالمة‬ ‫التجارية واختالف تجربة‬ ‫التسوق أون الين‬ ‫والتسوق الفعلي‪.‬‬ ‫حنان يحيى مالزم‬

‫غيرت جائحة كوفيد‪ ١٩-‬الكثير‬ ‫من األمور‪ ،‬من ضمنها تجربة‬ ‫التسوق‪ ،‬حيث أصبح الناس‬ ‫يميلون للتسوق أون الين‬ ‫على زيارة المحالت‪ .‬برأيك‬ ‫كيف سيؤثر هذا على نجاح‬ ‫المحالت والمراكز التجارية؟‬ ‫يف احلقيق��ة‪� ،‬أ�صبح لدينا القدرة على‬ ‫تق��دمي اخليار للزبون ما �إن كان يرغب‬ ‫بالت�س��وق ب�شكل فعلي �أم الت�سوق �أون‬ ‫الي��ن‪ .‬غريت هذه اجلائحة من ُمتطلبات‬ ‫العمي��ل وكان واجبنا �أن نحر�ص على تلبية‬ ‫ه��ذه املُتطلبات مع اختالف الظروف‪ .‬عندما‬ ‫قدمنا �س��ي بي ‪ ٢‬قدمناه � ً‬ ‫أواًل �أون الين‪،‬‬ ‫وجنح جنا ًحا باه ًرا‪ ،‬وب�س��بب هذا النجاح‬ ‫اتخذنا قرار اال�س��تعجال بفتح املحل يف‬

‫مول اإلإمارات‪ .‬الزبائن ت�س��تخدم األأون الين‬ ‫الكت�ش��اف املجموعة قبل زيارة املحل‪ .‬من‬ ‫وجهة نظري‪ ،‬الت�س��وق الفعلي واألأون الين‬ ‫يُ�شكالن عالقة تكاملية‪.‬‬

‫املفرو�ش��ات ب�شكل �أف�ضل‪ ،‬م�شاهدة‬ ‫األأفالم وامل�سل�س�الات ومالحظة املفرو�شات‬ ‫امل�س��تخدمة‪� ،‬ساهمت كل هذه العوامل‬ ‫بتغيري االجتاهات‪.‬‬

‫الذوق العربي في عالم‬ ‫المفروشات تغير ُمع الوقت‪،‬‬ ‫هل سي بي ‪ ٢‬ستقدم ما‬ ‫يبحث عنه المشتري العربي؟‬ ‫لدي الكثري من األأجوبة لهذا ال�س���ؤال‪� .‬سي‬ ‫بي ‪ ٢‬جنح جنا ًحا رائعًا ب�ش��هادة الكثري‬ ‫من النا���س‪� .‬أما الذوق العربي‪ ،‬فدائ ًما‬ ‫ما �س��نجد من يبحث عن األألوان الهادئة‬ ‫والت�صاميم الفخمة والب�س��يطة‪ .‬كما يُقال‬ ‫"لوال اختالف األأذواق‪ ،‬لبارت ال�س��لع"‪.‬‬ ‫مع ال�س��فر‪� ،‬أ�صبحت النا�س تتعلم ثقافة‬

‫سي بي ‪ ٢‬هو المحل األول‬ ‫لهذه العالمة التجارية‬ ‫في الشرق األوسط‪ ،‬لماذا‬ ‫اخترتم اإلمارات على وجه‬ ‫التحديد؟‬ ‫�سي بي ‪ ٢‬عالمة جتارية �أمريكية‪ ،‬وبكل‬ ‫ت�أكيد ال يوجد �أف�ضل من اإلإمارات إلإطالق‬ ‫عالمة جتارية بهذا امل�ستوى‪ .‬فاإلإمارات‬ ‫�أ�صبحت دولة متميزة على كافة األأ�صعدة‪،‬‬ ‫والزالت تزدهر باألأعمال املتنوعة‪ .‬كما‬ ‫�سننتقل �إلى ال�سعودية قريبًا‪.‬‬

‫ما هي فكرة محل سي بي ‪٢‬؟‬ ‫الفكرة التي ُمُتثل حمل �سي بي ‪ ٢‬تدور‬ ‫حول اجلر�أة‪ ،‬فكما ترين‪ ،‬كل قطعة يف‬ ‫هذا املحل يُعترب حتفة فنية ُمُيكن �إ�ضافتها‬ ‫للمنزل‪ .‬لي�س فقط العن�صر اجلمال هو ما‬ ‫مييز حمل �سي بي ‪ ،٢‬بل �أي�ضً ا عن�صر الراحة‬ ‫والفعالية‪.‬‬ ‫ما الذي سيميز سي‬ ‫بي ‪ ٢‬عن باقي محالت‬ ‫المفروشات؟‬ ‫لكل قطعة امل�ستهلك اخلا�صة بها‪� .‬أ�سعارنا‬ ‫مبتناول يد اجلميع‪ ،‬وكما �أن اجلودة التي‬ ‫نعد بها هي جودة ال يُعلى عليها‪ .‬يتم‬ ‫ت�صميم والعمل على كل قطعة بكل عناية‬ ‫‪n‬‬ ‫للحر�ص على تقدمي األأف�ضل‪.‬‬

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‫مـقابلة‬ ‫‪ُ F‬‬

‫سفر‪ ،‬مشاركة‬ ‫والكثير من الحب‬

‫اعتاد محمد الخطيب على مشاركة كل األماكن التي يزورها مع الناس لمساعدتهم على‬ ‫تخطيط عطل نهاية األسبوع بشكل أفضل‪ .‬ولكن‪ ،‬لم يدع السوشيال ميديا أن تكون مسرح‬ ‫لحياته الشخصية‪ ،‬مما ساعده على تجنب التنمر اإللكتروني الذي يتعرض له الكثير والكثير من‬ ‫مشاهير السوشيال ميديا‪ .‬في مقابلة مع حنان يحيى مالزم‪ ،‬يتحدث محمد عن حبه للسفر‪،‬‬ ‫تعب زوجته من التصوير‪ ،‬وكيف أن الحب في زمننا الحالي ال يعرف عائق في الحوار‪.‬‬

‫أخبرنا عن بداية دخولك عالم‬ ‫السوشيال ميديا؟‬ ‫حدث بال�صدفة‪ .‬مل يكن لدي �أي خطة من‬ ‫�أجل حتقيق �أي �شهرة‪ .‬كنت �أ�شارك النا�س‬ ‫األأماكن التي ا�ستمتعت باكت�شافها يف دبي‬ ‫وغريها من املدن‪� .‬أ�صبحت �أ�شارك النا�س‬ ‫كافة املعلومات عن األأماكن التي �أزورها‪،‬‬ ‫مثل األأ�سعار‪ ،‬األأطباق‪ ،‬األأجواء وغريها من‬ ‫املعلومات‪ .‬كنت �أ�شارك كل هذه املعلومات‬ ‫باللغة العربية مما �ساعد اجلالية العربية‬ ‫التعرف على املجال ال�سياحي ب�شكل �أكرب‪.‬‬ ‫مل يكن يف ذلك الوقت الكثري من املدونات‬ ‫عن ال�سياحة يف اللغة العربية‪.‬‬ ‫سافرت الكثير من البلدان‪،‬‬ ‫في أي هذه البلدان‬ ‫استمتعت أكثر؟‬ ‫�سافرت �إلى ما يُقارب الـ‪ 47‬دولة‪ .‬هذه‬ ‫الدول �أحببتها بطرق وت�صنيفات معينة‪.‬‬ ‫�إن كنت تبحث عن �أجواء رومان�سية‪ ،‬ف�إن‬

‫املالديف �سترت�أ�س القائمة بدون �أي مناف�سة‪.‬‬ ‫�إن كنت تبحث عن مكان يجمع بني‬ ‫املغامرة والطبيعة‪ ،‬ف�إندوني�سيا هي الدولة‬ ‫التي �سرتغب بال�سفر �إليها‪� .‬أما الدولة التي‬ ‫جمعت الرومان�سية وحب املغامرة‪ ،‬ف�إن‬ ‫املك�سيك جنحت يف تقدمي ذلك‪.‬‬ ‫هل تعرضت ألي نوع من‬ ‫التنمر اإللكتروني؟ وكيف‬ ‫تعاملت معه؟‬ ‫التنمر اإلإلكرتوين موجود‪ ،‬ولكن مل �أتعر�ض‬ ‫له بنف�س امل�ستوى الذي تعر�ض �إليه غريي‬ ‫من م�شاهري ال�سو�شيال ميديا‪ .‬وال�سبب‬ ‫هو عدم م�شاركتي حلياتي ال�شخ�صية على‬ ‫مواقع التوا�صل االجتماعي‪ .‬نعم‪ ،‬تعر�ضت‬ ‫للتنمر ب�سبب مالب�سي‪� ،‬أو طريقة حتدثي �أو‬ ‫حركة عفوية قمت بها‪.‬‬ ‫في بعض مقاطع نرى أن‬ ‫زوجتك تكون من مقاطع‬

‫الفيديو الخاصة بك‪ ،‬كيف‬ ‫ترى هي دخولك في عالم‬ ‫السوشيال ميديا؟‬ ‫له��ذا املو�ضوع زاويتني‪ ،‬األأولى ب�أنها‬ ‫م�صورتي ال�ش��خ�صية‪ ،‬وال يعجبها املو�ضوع‬ ‫كث�ريرًا وت�صاب بالتعب وامللل (ي�ضحك)‪.‬‬ ‫ولكن‪ ،‬ظهورها على ال�سو�ش��يال ميديا‪،‬‬ ‫يفيده��ا كثريًا‪ ،‬ويدللها �أكرث!‬ ‫الكثير يظن أن اللغة تكون‬ ‫عائق في العالقات‪ ،‬سواء‬ ‫الزواج أو الصداقة‪ .‬ماذا‬ ‫عنك؟‬ ‫يف زمننا احلايل‪ ،‬ال يوجد �شيء ا�سمه عائق‪.‬‬ ‫تتوفر لنا الكثري من الطرق والو�سائل التي‬ ‫تزيل هذه العوائق‪ .‬باعتبار �أين متزوج من‬ ‫�أجنبية‪ ،‬ال �أ�شعر ب�أنه يوجد ما يقف بوجه‬ ‫توا�صلنا مع بع�ضنا‪.‬‬

‫من بين كل منصات‬ ‫السوشيال ميديا‪ ،‬برأيك‬ ‫أي منصة تستمتع بتقديم‬ ‫محتوى عليها؟‬ ‫�أن�ش��ر املحتوى اخلا�ص بي و�أتفاعل مع‬ ‫النا���س من خالل ثالث من�صات‪ ،‬وهي‬ ‫ال�س��ناب ت�شات‪ ،‬االن�ستقرام والتيك توك‪.‬‬ ‫املن�صة األأقرب لقلبي هي ال�س��ناب �شات‬ ‫وذلك ب�س��بب التفاعل الذي يحدث بني‬ ‫وبني املتابعني‪ ،‬فهو ممتع على م�س��توى‬ ‫�آخر متا ًما‪ .‬ال�س��ناب �شات ي�ساعدك على‬ ‫فهم ما يحبه جمهورك وي�س��اعدك على‬ ‫التوا�صل معهم ب�ش��كل �أف�ضل‪.‬‬ ‫ُ‬ ‫ً‬ ‫هل تفكر يوما ما باعتزال‬ ‫السوشيال ميديا؟‬ ‫نعم‪ ،‬فكرت بذلك مرتني‪ ،‬ولكن مل �أ�ستطع‬ ‫ذلك‪ .‬ال�سو�شيال ميديا جزء من حياتي‪ ،‬وال‬ ‫�أ�ستطيع التوقف عن م�شاركة األأماكن التي‬ ‫‪n‬‬ ‫�أزورها واكت�شفها مع النا�س‪.‬‬

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‫الدهون‪� ،‬أو الكربوهيدرات‪ ،‬وهو يع ّد م�صدرا ً جيدا ً‬ ‫لفيتامني ب‪ ،3‬حيث ميكن �أن ي�ساعد احل�صول‬ ‫على امل�ستويات الكافية من فيتامينات ب على‬ ‫اكت�ساب الع�ضالت مبرور الوقت من خالل تعزيز‬ ‫قدرة اجل�سم على ممار�سة الريا�ضة‪.‬‬

‫منتجات الألبان‪ :‬ومن منتجات الألبان الغنيّة‬ ‫بالربوتني عايل اجلودة‪ :‬احلليب‪ ،‬والزبادي اليوناين‪،‬‬ ‫واجلنب‪ ،‬وميكن لهذه الربوتينات �إ�صالح اخلاليا‬ ‫املوجودة يف الع�ضالت‪ ،‬وقد �أ�شارت درا�سةٌ نُ�شرت‬ ‫يف �إحدى التقارير عام ‪� 2007‬إلى �أ َّن بروتينات‬ ‫احلليب �أف�ضل يف تعزيز من ّو بروتينات الع�ضالت‬ ‫بعد متارين املقاومة من بروتينات ال�صويا‪ ،‬كما‬ ‫ميكن لال�ستهالك امل�ستم ّر لربوتينات احلليب بعد‬ ‫متارين املقاومة دعم منو الكتلة الع�ضلية ب�شكل‬ ‫�أ�سرع من بروتينات ال�صويا‪ .‬كما �أ�شارت درا�سةٌ‬ ‫نُ�شرت يف تقارير �أخرى عام ‪� 2017‬إلى �أ َّن ‪9‬‬ ‫غرامات من بروتني احلليب قد يكون كافيا ً‬ ‫لتحفيز ت�صنيع الربوتني يف الع�ضالت بعد متارين‬ ‫مما ي�ساعد على التعايف بعد التمرين‪.‬‬ ‫املقاومة‪ّ ،‬‬

‫الأ�سماك الدهنية‪ :‬ك�سمك ال�سلمون‪ ،‬واملاكريل‪،‬‬ ‫والتونة‪ ،‬وال�سردين‪ ،‬وهي م�صادر غنيّة ب�أحما�ض‬ ‫�أوميغا ‪ 3‬الدهنية التي تلعب دورا ً رئي�سيّا ً يف‬ ‫�صحة القلب‪ ،‬ووظائف الدماغ‪ ،‬والتحكم يف‬ ‫ّ‬ ‫الوزن‪ ،‬وحتتوي الأ�سماك ب�شكل عام على ن�سبة‬ ‫عالية من الربوتني ال�ضروري لتعزيز منو ع�ضالت‬ ‫البطن‪.‬‬

‫جنب القري�ش‪ :‬يُع ّد جنب القري�ش م�صدرا ً غنيّا ً‬ ‫بالربوتني‪ ،‬وتتميّز الربوتينات املوجودة فيها‬ ‫ب�أن َّها مفيدةٌ لبناء الع�ضالت‪ ،‬حيث ميثل الكازين‬ ‫بالإجنليزية‪ )Casein( :‬ما ن�سبته ‪ 80٪‬من‬ ‫حمتواها من الربوتني‪ ،‬وميكن �أن يكون هذا‬ ‫الربوتني مفيدا ً كربوتني م�صل اللنب يف بناء‬ ‫الع�ضالت‪ ،‬ويُع ّد �أف�ضل منه يف تثبيط تك�سّ ر‬ ‫الع�ضالت؛ وذلك نتيجة المت�صا�صه البطيء؛ حيث‬ ‫االمت�صا�ص املط ّو َل للأحما�ض الأمينيّة‪،‬‬ ‫يعزّز الكازينُ‬ ‫َ‬ ‫والذي يرتبط بزيادة قدرة اجل�سم على بناء‬ ‫الع�ضالت‪ .‬املك�سرات والبذور‪ :‬تُع ّد املك�سرات والبذور‬ ‫م�صدرا ً غنيّا ً بالربوتني‪ ،‬وال�سعرات احلرارية‪ ،‬حيث‬ ‫حتتوي حفنة من اجلوز على حوايل ‪ 5‬غرامات‬ ‫من الربوتني‪ ،‬كما ت�ساعد الدهون املوجودة يف‬ ‫املك�سرات والبذور على تعزيز امت�صا�ص الفيتامينات‬ ‫القابلة للذوبان يف الدهون‪ ،‬فمن املفيد ت�ضمينها يف‬ ‫الوجبات الغنيّة بالعنا�صر الغذائيّة‪.‬‬

‫اجلمربي‪ :‬يتك ّون اجلمربي مبعظمه من‬ ‫الربوتينات‪ ،‬حيث يحتوي ‪ 85‬غراما ً منه على‬ ‫‪ 18‬غراما ً من الربوتني‪ ،‬و غرام واحد من‬ ‫الدهون‪ ،‬كما يحتوي على كمية عالية من‬ ‫اللي�سني ال�ضروري لنمو الع�ضالت‪ ،‬حيث يع ّد‬ ‫تناول اجلمربي طريقة �سهلة للح�صول على‬ ‫الربوتني لبناء الع�ضالت دون �إ�ضافة الكثري من‬ ‫ال�سعرات احلرارية للنظام الغذائي‪.‬‬

‫اللحوم قليلة الدهون‪ :‬فهي تُع ّد م�صدرا ً غنيّا ً‬ ‫باحلديد ال�ضروريّ لنقل الأك�سجني �إلى الع�ضالت‪،‬‬ ‫والربوتني‪ ،‬والأحما�ض الأمينيّة‪ ،‬مبا يف ذلك‬ ‫الليو�سني الذي ميكن �أن يحفز من ّو الع�ضالت‬ ‫كما ذكرنا �سابقاً‪ .‬البقوليات واحلبوب الكاملة‪:‬‬ ‫فهي تُع ّد م�صدرا ً للكربوهيدرات عالية اجلودة‪،‬‬ ‫كما �أنّها حتتوي على كميات �صغرية من الربوتني‬ ‫ال�ضروري للطاقة وتعايف الع�ضالت‪ ،‬بالإ�ضافة �إلى‬ ‫الألياف‪ ،‬والفيتامينات‪ ،‬وم�ضادات الأك�سدة‪.‬‬

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‫‪ F‬طعام‬

‫أفضل األطعمة‬

‫لبناء العضالت‬

‫ال توجد أنواع محددة من األطعمة المفيدة لبناء العضالت‪ ،‬فهناك العديد من الخيارات‪ ،‬ومن الضروري عند‬ ‫بناء العضالت تناول مجموعة متنوعة من األطعمة الغنية بالعناصر الغذائية‪ ،‬واستهالك الكمية الصحيحة‬ ‫ً‬ ‫من البروتينات‪ ،‬والكربوهيدرات‪ ،‬والدهون الصحية‪ ،‬فغالبا ما يقع األشخاص بخطأ تقييد السعرات الحرارية‬ ‫ّ‬ ‫من نوع معين من العناصر الغذائية‪ ،‬أو تقييد إجمالي السعرات الحرارية‪ ،‬وفي هذه الحاالت؛ فإن العضالت‬ ‫هي الوقود الذي سيلجأ إليه الجسم عندما تنخفض السعرات الحرارية‪.‬‬ ‫وب�شكل عام ف�إ َّن عدم ا�ستهالك الكمية‬ ‫الكافية من ال�سعرات احلرارية للحفاظ على‬ ‫منو الع�ضالت ميكن �أن يُدخل اجل�سم مبا‬ ‫ي�س ّمى حالة املجاعة بالإجنليزية( (�‪Starva‬‬ ‫‪ )tion mode‬ويزيد خمزون الدهون بدال ً‬ ‫من انخفا�ضه‪ ،‬ولذلك ف�إنّه يف حال ممار�سة‬ ‫الريا�ضة لبناء الع�ضالت ال داعي لتقييد‬ ‫ال�سعرات احلرارية يف نف�س الوقت لفقدان‬ ‫الوزن‪ ،‬و� َّإنا يُن�صح باحلفاظ على نظام‬ ‫غذائي متوازن من م�صادر الكربوهيدرات‬ ‫والربوتينات والدهون املطلوبة‪ ،‬و�سوف‬ ‫تتح�سن تركيبة اجل�سم مبرور الوقت‪.‬‬ ‫ويُع ّد الربوتني من العنا�صر الغذائيّة التي‬ ‫يجب الرتكيز عليها لبناء الع�ضالت‪ ،‬فقد‬ ‫�أ�شارت مراجعة نُ�شرت يف جملّة ‪The‬‬ ‫‪American journal of clinical‬‬ ‫‪ nutrition‬عام ‪� 2015‬إلى أ� َّن الأنظمة‬ ‫املقيدّة لل�سعرات احلرارية واملحتوية على‬ ‫ن�سبة عالية من الربوتني �أدّت �إلى فقدان‬ ‫الوزن‪ ،‬وكتلة الدهون‪ ،‬واحلفاظ على الكتلة‬ ‫الع�ضلية ب�شكل �أكرب مقارنة بالأنظمة‬ ‫الغذائية منخف�ضة الربوتني واملقيدة‬ ‫لل�سعرات احلرارية‪ ،‬بالإ�ضافة �إلى زيادة‬ ‫ال�شعور بال�شبع‪ ،‬وزيادة هرمونات ال�شبع‬

‫بعد تناول الوجبات الغنية بالربوتني‪.‬‬ ‫وفيما ي�أتي �أمثلة على بع�ض الأطعمة‬ ‫الغنية بالربوتني املفيدة لبناء الع�ضالت‪:‬‬ ‫البي�ض‪ :‬يحتوي البي�ض على الربوتني‬ ‫عايل اجلودة‪ ،‬والدهون ال�صحية‪ ،‬وعنا�صر‬ ‫غذائية مهمة مثل‪ :‬الكولني‪ ،‬وفيتامينات ب‬ ‫ال�ضرورية لإنتاج الطاقة‪ ،‬كما يحتوي على‬ ‫كميات كبرية من الليو�سني بالإجنليزية‪:‬‬ ‫(‪ ،)Leucine‬وهو �أحد الأحما�ض الأمينيّة‬ ‫ال�ضروريّة الكت�ساب الع�ضالت‪.‬‬ ‫�صدر الدجاج‪ :‬يُع ّد الدجاج م�صدرا ً غنيّا ً‬ ‫بالربوتني‪� ،‬إذ �إ ّن ‪ 85‬غراما ً منه حتتوي‬ ‫على حوايل ‪ 26‬غراما ً من الربوتني عايل‬ ‫اجلودة‪ ،‬كما �أنّه يحتوي على كميات كبرية‬ ‫من فيتامني ب‪ ،3‬وفيتامني ب‪ 6‬التي قد‬ ‫تكون �ضرورية لن�شاط اجل�سم‪ ،‬فهي ت�ساعد‬ ‫اجل�سم على �أداء وظائفه ب�شكل �صحيح‬ ‫�أثناء الن�شاط البدين‪ ،‬وممار�سة التمارين‬ ‫ال�ضرورية الكت�ساب الع�ضالت‪.‬‬ ‫�صدر الديك الرومي‪� :‬إذ �إ ّن ‪ 85‬غراما ً من‬ ‫�صدر الديك الرومي يحتوي على حوايل ‪25‬‬ ‫غراما ً من الربوتني‪ ،‬وال يحتوي تقريبا ً على‬

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‫كرمي اليدين‬

‫علبة صغرية من‬ ‫األلوان الكرميية‬

‫بخاخ للوجه‬

‫عطر منعش‬

‫واقي الشمس‬

‫ماسكارا مضادة للماء‬

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‫ِ‬ ‫جمالك خالل الصيف!‬ ‫أساسيات‬ ‫البد أن للصيف تحدياته الخاصة‪ ،‬منها الحفاظ على ماكياج نظيف ألطول فترة ممكن‪.‬‬ ‫إليك ما تحتاجيه في حقيبة‬ ‫فبسبب ارتفاع درجة الحرارة‪ ،‬يبدأ الماكياج بالسيالن‪ .‬لذلك‪،‬‬ ‫ِ‬ ‫ومزاجك طوال فترة النهار!‬ ‫ماكياجك‬ ‫يدك خالل فترة الصيف لتحافظي على‬ ‫ِ‬ ‫ِ‬ ‫ِ‬

‫واقي الشمس‬

‫علبة صغيرة من األلوان الكريمية‬

‫إذا كان صيف أو شتاء‪ ،‬تذكري أنه‬ ‫يجب أال تغادري المنزل أبد ًا دون وضع‬ ‫كريم الحماية من الشمس‪ .‬ونظر ًا ألن‬ ‫األشعة فوق البنفسجية في الصيف‬ ‫قاسية جد ًا على البشرة‪ ،‬فإن إعادة‬ ‫وضع الكريم الواقي من الشمس‬ ‫طوال اليوم أمر ضروري‪ ،‬لهذا اتركي‬ ‫في حقيبتك كريم حماية من الشمس‬ ‫بمقاس صغير‪ ،‬إلعادة تطبيقه خالل‬ ‫كنت معرضة ألشعة‬ ‫النهار في حال‬ ‫ِ‬ ‫الشمس لفترات أطول من المعتاد‪،‬‬ ‫ويمكنك شراء كريم الحماية على‬ ‫شكل رذاذ يمكنك رشه فوق مكياجك‪.‬‬

‫أضيفي علبة صغيرة من األلوان الكريمية‪،‬‬ ‫إلى حقيبة مكياجك الصيفية‪ ،‬يُمكنك‬ ‫وجهك أو‬ ‫استخدامها بعدة طرق‪ ،‬سواء لمكياج‬ ‫ِ‬ ‫عيونك‪ .‬تُعتبر األلوان الكريمية سهلة‬ ‫ماكياج‬ ‫ِ‬ ‫االستخدام‪ ،‬وهي منقذة لمكياجك إذا كنت‬ ‫قلقة بشأن تلطيخ مكياجك أو سيالنه في‬ ‫عينيك‪ .‬يمكنك الحصول عليها بألوان مختلفة‪.‬‬

‫إذا كنت ال تريدين أن تقلقي بشأن طلة "عيون‬ ‫الراكون"‪ ،‬وهي شائعة في الصيف‪ ،‬قومي‬ ‫بتبديل الماسكرا إلى تركيبة مقاومة للماء‬ ‫تدوم طوال النهار‪.‬‬

‫بخاخ للوجه‬

‫عطر منعش‬

‫يعد االحتفاظ ببخاخ ماء في حقيبة‬ ‫مكياجك الصيفية رفاهية وتدلي ً‬ ‫ال‬ ‫لبشرتك‪ .‬يثبت البخاخ مكياجك‬ ‫في الصيف‪ ،‬من خالل تغطية‬ ‫بشرتك برذاذ ناعم للغاية من الماء‬ ‫المليء بالمعادن المهدئة والغنية‬ ‫بالفيتامينات التي تنعش بشرتك‬ ‫ومكياجك خالل الطقس الحار‪.‬‬ ‫يمكنك أيض ًا وضعه في الثالجة قبل‬ ‫وقت من خروجك لمزيد من االنتعاش‪.‬‬

‫يمكن للعطر الجيد أن يعزز مزاجك بسهولة‬ ‫خالل اليوم‪ ،‬ويساعدك على الشعور باالسترخاء‬ ‫واالنتعاش‪ .‬اختاري العطور ذات الرائحة الخفيفة‬ ‫الصيفية‪.‬‬

‫ماسكارا مضادة للماء‬

‫كريم اليدين‬ ‫ترطيب اليدين خالل اليوم أمر أساسي لتجنب‬ ‫أي عالمات جفاف على اليدين والمحافظة‬ ‫على نضارة اليدين والكفين وحمايتهما من أي‬ ‫عالمات تجعد بسبب الجفاف‪.‬‬

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‫‪2‬‬ ‫‪3‬‬ ‫‪1‬‬

‫‪ .1‬سيروم ‪CLARINS‬‬ ‫منا�سب ملقاومة عالمات ال�شيخوخة‪ .‬فهو‬ ‫�سريوم مزدوج وحا�صل على العديد من‬ ‫اجلوائز فهو امل�صل الوحيد املكثف ملقاومة‬ ‫ال�شيخوخة والذي يحتوي على ‪ 20‬م�ستخل�ص‬ ‫نباتي يعزز من وظائف الب�شرة احليوية‪ .‬وهو‬ ‫�سريوم مبتكر مع نظام ثنائي ي�ستهدف عالج‬ ‫جميع م�شاكل ال�شيخوخة ويركز علي العناية‬ ‫الكاملة بالب�شرة‪.‬‬ ‫‪ .2‬سيروم ‪OLEHENRIKSEN‬‬ ‫يزود هذا ال�سريوم الب�شرة بالفيتامني‪ ،‬فهو‬ ‫غني بفيتامني ج معزز للب�شرة ألأنه من‬ ‫م�ضادات األأك�سدة القوية التي تقاوم ظهور‬ ‫عالمات ال�شيخوخة‪.‬‬

‫‪ .3‬سيروم ‪REN‬‬ ‫يعمل هذا ال�سريوم علي �شد الب�شرة‪ ،‬حيث‬ ‫يجعل الب�شرة �أكرث نعومة ويخ�صلها من‬ ‫ال�شوائب‪ .‬ت�شمل املكونات امل�ضادة لل�شيخوخة‬ ‫جالبريدين مثبطات التريوزيناز وفيتامني ج‬ ‫باإلإ�ضافة �إيل حم�ض الهيالورونيك املرطب ‪.‬‬ ‫‪ .4‬سيروم ‪L’ORÉAL PARIS‬‬ ‫�سريوم غني بحم�ض الهيالورونيك فائق‬ ‫الرتطيب وجزئيات الذهب ال�صغرية التي‬ ‫تعطي دفعة ترطيب وتوهج حلظي للب�شرة ‪.‬‬ ‫‪ .5‬سيروم ‪EVE LOM‬‬ ‫التطبيق اليومي لريوم �إيف لوم ي�ساعد يف‬ ‫مقاومة التجاعيد‪ .‬يحتوي هذا ال�سريوم على‬ ‫العنا�صر التي تقوم ب�شد اجللد وم�ستخل�ص‬ ‫من احلليب لتح�سني الب�شرة وجتديد �شبابها‪.‬‬ ‫يف�ضل اال�ستخدام اليومي ل�ضمان احل�صول‬ ‫على النتائج املطلوبة‪.‬‬


‫‪ .6‬سيروم‬ ‫‪RADICAL SKINCARE‬‬ ‫كنت تعانني من عدم توحد لون الب�شرة‬ ‫�إذا ِ‬ ‫وعيوب الب�شرة املختلفة‪ُ ،‬مُيكنك ا�ستخدام‬ ‫‪ .RADICAL SKINCARE‬يحتوي‬ ‫ال�سريوم علي ن�سبة عالية من املكونات‬ ‫الن�شطة‪ .‬فهو �سريوم يعالج بقوة البقع‬ ‫الداكنة‪ ،‬يعالج ملم�س الب�شرة ولون الب�شرة‬ ‫الغري متوحد ويحتوي �أي�ضا ً ال�سريوم علي‬ ‫عن�صر مق�شر إلإ�شراقة الب�شرة ‪.‬‬ ‫‪ .7‬سيروم ‪la prairie‬‬ ‫يتميز ب�أنه �سريوم فائق الرتطيب‪ ،‬يتعمق‬ ‫بالب�شرة للحفاظ على رطوبة الب�شرة ألأطول‬ ‫فرتة ممكنة ‪ .‬منا�سب ألأ�صحاب الب�شرة‬ ‫اجلافة وامل�شدودة‪.‬‬

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‫تعرفي على السيروم‬ ‫ُ‬ ‫لبشرتك!‬ ‫المناسب‬ ‫ِ‬ ‫ُ‬ ‫استخدام سيروم البشرة يعتبر من أهم خطوات العناية بالبشرة‪ ،‬االلتزام به‬ ‫يحقق النتائج المطلوبة‪ .‬تختلف أنواع سيرومالبشرة للحصول على بشرة صحية‬ ‫عليك التحقق ما إن كان‬ ‫ولتحسين من رطوبة البشرة‪ .‬عند اختيار سيروم البشرة‪،‬‬ ‫ِ‬ ‫ُ‬ ‫ُ‬ ‫السيروم يناسب نوع بشرتك‪ ،‬وما إن كان سيعالج المشكلة التي تعاني منها‬ ‫ستساعدك على التعرف على نوع السيروم‬ ‫إليك بعض االقتراحات التي‬ ‫بشرتك‪.‬‬ ‫ِ‬ ‫ِ‬ ‫ِ‬ ‫لبشرتك‪.‬‬ ‫المناسب‬ ‫ِ‬ ‫‪ 63‬فيلم فير الشرق األوسط �أغ�سط�س ‪2022‬‬

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‫دائما‬ ‫سيظل كوني أ ًبا‬ ‫ً‬ ‫أعظم لقب‪ ،‬ألن األلقاب‬ ‫األخرى تكون حسب مزاج‬ ‫الناس‪ ،‬ولكن كوني أب‬ ‫ألوالدي‪ ،‬وأن أكون بمثابة‬ ‫أب للكثير من الناس‪ ،‬لن‬ ‫أبدا‪.‬‬ ‫يُؤخذ مني ً‬

‫‪Photographer : Dabboo Ratnani‬‬

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‫أبدا‬ ‫ال تنسى ً‬ ‫جذورك‪ ،‬ال تنسى‬ ‫من أين أتيت‪،‬‬ ‫من أنت بدون‬ ‫جمهورك‪ .‬ألنه‬ ‫عندما تسدل‬ ‫الستائر‪ ،‬أنت مجرد‬ ‫رجل محظوظ‪.‬‬ ‫أحب الناس‬ ‫أكثر من حبك‬ ‫لمنصبك‬

‫‪Photographer : Abhay Singh‬‬

‫اال�ستيقاظ مبك ًرا‪ ،‬هناك الكثري‬ ‫الذي ميكن للمرء القيام به قبل‬ ‫�شروق ال�شم�س‪ .‬كل �شيء وكل‬ ‫�شيء ممكن عندما تبد�أ يومك‬ ‫ب�شكل �صحيح‪ .‬بدون ان�ضباط‬ ‫ف�أنت عبد حلالتك املزاجية‪ ،‬لذا كن‬ ‫ً‬ ‫من�ضبطا‪.‬‬ ‫بالن�سبة يل‪� ،‬سيكون دوري األأكرث‬ ‫حتديًا هو �أن �أكون قابال ً للتمويل‬ ‫يف عيون اآلآخرين‪ ،‬ألأنني كوين األأب‬ ‫الذي �أنا عليه‪ ،‬فقد ح�صلت عليه‬ ‫متا ًما من والدي‪ ،‬وكذلك كيف‬ ‫�أكون زو ًجا داع ًما‪ ،‬و�أراقب كيف‬ ‫ترعرعت �أمي و�أبي �أنا و�أختي‬ ‫وكيف �أحبوا بع�ضهما البع�ض‪،‬‬ ‫فهم �أعظم م�صدر �إلهام يل‪،‬‬ ‫القدوة الوحيدة التي كنت �أحتاجها‬ ‫ح ًقا كانت والداي‪.‬‬ ‫الدخول �إلى عامل األأفالم كانت‬ ‫لعبة كرة جديدة متا ًما‪ ،‬كان علي‬ ‫�أن �أتعلم اللعب بها مبفردي‪ ،‬لكن‬ ‫كان لدي بركاتهم كل يوم وهذا ما‬ ‫جعل كل �شيء حاولت القيام به‬ ‫يف مكانه بطريقته اجلميلة ‪...‬‬

‫الكثير من النجومية‬ ‫والشهرة‪ ،‬ومع ذلك‬ ‫فأنت واحد من أكثر‬ ‫ً‬ ‫الناس تواضعا ‪...‬‬ ‫كيف ال تدع الكثير من‬ ‫الشهرة تؤثر عليك‬ ‫وما هو الدرس الذي‬ ‫ً‬ ‫تعتز به كثيرا؟‬ ‫ال�شهرة هي �شيء يتحكم فيه‬ ‫اآلآخرون‪ ،‬اجلمهور‪ ،‬و�سائل‬ ‫اإلإعالم‪ ،‬املعجبني‪ ،‬النقاد‪ ،‬كلهم‬ ‫يقررون م�صريك عندما تعرتف‬ ‫ب�أنك ال تقل �أهمية عن اآلآخرين‪،‬‬ ‫وتذكر �أن ه�ؤالء األأ�شخا�ص‬ ‫�أنف�سهم ميكن �أن يك�سروك‪ ،‬ف�أنت‬ ‫يف النهاية تتفق مع حقيقة �أنه ال‬ ‫يهم كم كنت م�شهو ًرا قبل خم�س‬ ‫�أو ‪� 10‬سنوات‪ ،‬ف�إن ال�شهرة‬ ‫تزول �إذا مل تتعامل معها ب�شكل‬ ‫نا�ضج‪ ،‬وتغذيها يوميًا‪.‬‬ ‫املمثلون هم جمرد ب�شر عاديني‬ ‫لديهم ن�صو�ص مثرية لالهتمام‬ ‫(يف بع�ض األأحيان)‪ .‬يعد �إحاطة‬

‫نف�سك باألأ�شخا�ص املنا�سبني‬ ‫�أم ًرا �أ�سا�سيًا‪ ،‬مثل جميع �أفالم‬ ‫‪ Kung Fu‬اجليدة ال تن�س �أبدًا‬ ‫جذورك‪ ،‬وال تن�س �أبدًا من �أين‬ ‫�أتيت‪ ،‬ومن �أنت بدون احل�شود‬ ‫ألأنه عندما يتم �سحب ال�ستائر‪،‬‬ ‫ف�أنت جمرد رجل حالفه احلظ‪.‬‬ ‫حب النا�س �أكرث من مكانتك‪.‬‬ ‫ما هي النصيحة‬ ‫التي ستعطيها‬ ‫البنك آراف إذا اختار‬ ‫دخول الصناعة؟‬ ‫اتبع قلبك‪ ،‬عندما يكون قلب‬ ‫املرء �سعيدًا‪ ،‬ي�صبح كل �شيء‬ ‫�سعيدًا‪ ،‬كن ما تريد‪ ،‬عندما‬ ‫تريد‪ ،‬كيف تريد‪ ،‬كن �أنت‬ ‫فقط ‪ ...‬وال تن�س اال�ستماع‬ ‫�إلى والدك �أحيانًا‪ ،‬فهو يعرف‬ ‫بع�ض األأ�شياء هنا وهناك‪،‬‬ ‫رمبا تكون قد ا�ستغرقت ‪30‬‬ ‫عا ًما‪ ،‬لكن اخلربة حكمة ال‬ ‫مثيل لها‪.‬‬

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‫منذ أن دخلت هذا المجال‬ ‫ألول مرة؟‬ ‫لقد تغريت متاما! اعتدت يف ال�سابق على‬ ‫العمل إلإطعام عائلتي‪ ،‬ومل �أفكر مطل ًقا‬ ‫يف القيام ب�شيء ا�ستمتع به‪ .‬كان دائ ًما‬ ‫يتعلق بالبقاء على قيد احلياة‪ .‬اآلآن �أحب‬ ‫عملي‪ ،‬وال �أخ�شى البقاء على قيد احلياة‬ ‫بعد اآلآن‪� .‬أنا يف وقت‪� ،‬أعمل مل�ساعدة‬ ‫اآلآخرين على البقاء‪ ،‬مما مينحني �أف�ضل‬ ‫�شعور‪ .‬كلما عملت �أكرث‪ ،‬ا�ستطاع اآلآخرين‬ ‫�أن يعملوا وهكذا‪� .‬سعيي هو تغيري احلياة‬ ‫يف زمننا احلا�ضر‪ ،‬مل �أعد �أت�سلق ال�سلم‪،‬‬ ‫لقد ت�سلقته كثريًا‪ ،‬حان وقت تغيري‬ ‫الر�ؤية‪ ،‬وجهة نظر العديد من املواقف يف‬

‫‪Photographer : Harjeet Singh‬‬

‫الهند‪ .‬يف ال�سابق كنت �أرغب فقط يف القيام‬ ‫بعمل ما‪ ،‬ثم �أردت فقط �أن �أجعل اآلآخرين‬ ‫ي�ضحكون‪ ،‬واآلآن �أريد �أن �أحدث فر ًقا‪ ،‬وهذا‬ ‫هو دافعي!‬ ‫ما زلت من أكثر النجوم‬ ‫النجوم‪ ،‬تمنح النجوم األصغر‬ ‫ً‬ ‫ً‬ ‫سنا نموذجا ليتبعوه ‪ ...‬ما هو‬ ‫سرك وما هي النصيحة التي‬ ‫ستقدمها لهم؟‬ ‫لطفك ‪ ...‬ن�صيحتي ب�سيطة وهي ال‬ ‫هذا من ِ‬ ‫تغ�ش ‪ ...‬كل جيدًا‪ ،‬تدرب جيدًا‪ ،‬من جيدًا!‬ ‫عامل ج�سدك كما حتب �أن يتم رعاية‬ ‫�أطفالك‪� .‬أنت تتمتع ب�صحة جيدة بقدر ما‬ ‫ت�سمح جل�سمك �أن ي�ستهلكه‪� ،‬إذا �أعطيته‬ ‫األأ�شياء اخلاطئة ف�سيتمرد عليك يو ًما ما‪.‬‬ ‫ال تدع ذلك اليوم ي�أتي‪ .‬احلياة تدور حول‬ ‫االعتدال‪ ،‬فكل �شيء باعتدال مينحك التوازن‪،‬‬ ‫و�أي �شيء لي�س باعتدال �سوف ي�ضرك‪،‬‬ ‫ومبجرد �أن ت�سقط ي�صبح من ال�صعب‬ ‫ا�ستعادة التوازن‪ .‬لي�س م�ستحيل‪ ،‬فقط‬ ‫�أ�صعب‪.‬‬ ‫ما رأيك في المنصة‬ ‫الرقمية والذي يغير الوجه‬

‫"يمكن للبعض أن يجد فكرة الغوص‬ ‫مغامرة كبيرة‪ ،‬لكنني غرقت عدة مرات وما‬ ‫زلت هنا‪ ،‬فما الذي أخاف منه؟ أعلم أنني‬ ‫أستطيع السباحة مهما كان عمق المياه"‪.‬‬ ‫الكامل لديناميكيات الترفيه ‪-‬‬ ‫بإصدارات األفالم باإلضافة إلى‬ ‫المحتوى؟‬ ‫�أعتقد �أن املن�صات الرقمية جزء من م�ستقبلنا‪،‬‬ ‫�أ�ؤمن ب�أنه يجب علينا دائ ًما اال�ستماع بعناية‬ ‫ألأطفالنا‪� ،‬أخربين ابني بو�ضوح �شديد عندما‬ ‫كان مراه ًقا "املن�صات الرقمية هي امل�ستقبل‪،‬‬ ‫�شارك‪ ،‬ال تكن دينا�صو ًرا! " لذلك ا�ستمعت و�أنا‬

‫�سعيد ألأنني فعلت ذلك‪ ،‬ألأن الرتفيه هو الرتفيه‬ ‫بغ�ض النظر عن مكان جلو�سك‪.‬‬ ‫رجل عائلة‪ ،‬أب شغوف‪ ،‬زوج‬ ‫محب‪ ،‬نجم‪ ،‬كيف تدير جميع‬ ‫األدوار بشكل جميل للغاية وما‬ ‫الذي كان أكثر صعوبة؟‬ ‫إلإدارة كل �شيء‪ ،‬كل ما يحتاجه املرء هو‬ ‫�أغ�سط�س ‪ 2022‬فيلم فير الشرق األوسط ‪66‬‬

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‫‪ F‬قصة الغالف‬

‫تحافظ على هذا التوازن بين‬ ‫ً‬ ‫ً‬ ‫ً‬ ‫كونك نجما ًترفيهيا تجاريا‬ ‫ً‬ ‫وكونك ممثاًل جوهريا ذو‬ ‫تأثير كبير على جمهوره؟‬ ‫كيف؟ من خالل طرد �أي غرور �أو تبجح‬ ‫قد يقف يف طريقي يف �صنع �شيء ذي‬ ‫قيمة و�أنا �أ�صنع �شيئًا جتاريًا‪ .‬تذكر �أن‬ ‫األأفالم التجارية ال تنجح دائ ًما! حتى‬ ‫الفنانني الكوميديني ميكن �أن يتخبطوا‪.‬‬ ‫كل ذلك يتعلق مبا �إذا كنت م�ستعدًا‬ ‫لل�سباحة �أو الغط�س‪ ،‬هذا هو االختالف‬ ‫الوحيد‪ .‬ميكن للبع�ض �أن يجد فكرة‬ ‫الغو�ص مغامرة كبرية‪ ،‬لكنني غرقت عدة‬ ‫مرات وما زلت هنا‪ ،‬فما الذي �أخاف منه؟‬ ‫�أعلم �أنني �أ�ستطيع ال�سباحة مهما كان‬ ‫عمق املياه‪ .‬اإلإميان والقوة من الداخل‬ ‫�ضروريان للنجاة من املد املتغري با�ستمرار‪،‬‬ ‫ال �سيما يف هذه ال�صناعة‪ .‬ال يرغب‬ ‫اجلمهور دائ ًما يف ال�ضحك‪ ،‬يف بع�ض‬

‫العمل واملال والفر�ص‪.‬‬ ‫يفكر الكثريون يف اجلمهور‪ ،‬ومنتجي األأفالم‪،‬‬ ‫وم�شاريع املمثلني التي يتم تعليقها‪ ،‬ولكن ال‬ ‫يزال لدينا جميعًا �أ�سقف فوق ر�ؤو�سنا‪.‬‬ ‫�ستعود �صناعة ال�سينما �إلى ما كانت عليه‪،‬‬ ‫على �أمل �أن يحتاج النا�س دائ ًما �إلى التلفزيون‬ ‫وال�سينما إلإبعادهم عن اإلإجهاد اليومي‪.‬‬ ‫�سي�ستمر كفاحنا حتى يختفي هذا الفريو�س‬ ‫متا ًما‪ ،‬لكن هذا ال يعني �أننا �سنقف مكتويف‬ ‫األأيدي حتى ينتهي‪ ،‬تعلمنا �أن نتعاي�ش مع‬ ‫الظروف احلالية ون�ستفيد منها ب�أمان قدر‬ ‫اإلإمكان‪.‬‬ ‫يجب �أال يتوقف الفنان عن الرتفيه ملجرد‬ ‫�أن جمهوره �أقل‪ ،‬ولن يعود �إال �إذا كان هناك‬ ‫�شيء يعود �إليه‪.‬‬

‫القيام بأفالم مبنية على‬ ‫أحداث حقيقية ‪ -‬سواء كانت‬ ‫‪ Kesari‬أو ‪ AirLift‬أو‬ ‫‪ - BellBottom‬هل يضيف‬ ‫ً‬ ‫ً‬ ‫ذلك ضغطا إضافيا عليك مع‬ ‫التوقعات؟‬ ‫يُ�ضاعف ال�ضغط بالت�أكيد‪ ،‬خا�صة عندما‬ ‫يتعلق األأمر بالتاريخ‪ ،‬يجب �أن يكون كل‬ ‫�صحيحا و�إال فلن يكون لديك �سوى‬ ‫جانب‬ ‫ً‬ ‫م�صيبة على ر�أ�سك‪ ،‬و�سرتمي كل اجلهود من‬ ‫النافذة‪ .‬لكن فائدة امتالك ال�شجاعة إلإنتاج‬ ‫�أفالم ت�ستند �إلى �أحداث حقيقية هي �أنها‬ ‫جتلب املعرفة �أو التاريخ �أو حتى الثقافة يف‬ ‫هذا ال�ش�أن �إلى حياتنا املزدحمة‪ .‬يتم اآلآن‬ ‫عر�ض بع�ض �أفالمي يف املدار�س‪ ،‬وهذا بحد‬ ‫ذاته يعد جنا ًحا كبريًا بدال ً من كونه من‬


‫‪Samrat Prithviraj‬‬

‫‪Jolly LLB 2‬‬

‫األأحيان يريدون جتربة �شيء منع�ش‪ ،‬وهنا‬ ‫�أ�شعر �أنني بحاجة �إلى تقدمي جمموعة‬ ‫متنوعة من املحتوى‪ .‬اجلميع يحب اآلآي�س‬ ‫كرمي‪ ،‬لكن ال �أحد يريد اآلآي�س كرمي يف‬ ‫كل مرة يخرجون فيها‪ ،‬كما هو احلال مع‬ ‫األأفالم ‪...‬‬ ‫ما رأيك بتأثير الجائحة‬ ‫على األفالم وتاريخ عرضها‬ ‫ونجاحها؟‬ ‫�أكرث من �أي �شيء �آخر‪ ،‬بالن�سبة يل‪� ،‬إنه �أمر‬ ‫حمطم للغاية بالن�سبة للفنيني يف �صناعتنا‬ ‫الذين ا�ضطروا �إلى اإلإ�سراع بالعودة �إلى‬ ‫قراهم‪ ،‬والبع�ض اآلآخر مل ينجح يف ذلك‪،‬‬ ‫البع�ض عانى وما زال يعاين من نق�ص‬

‫ً‬ ‫أخبرنا شيئا عن إصدارك القادم‬ ‫‪ ،RakshaBandhan‬ما الذي‬ ‫جعلك تختار هذا الفيلم؟‬ ‫كما يوحي اال�سم‪ ،‬ف�إن ‪RakshaBandhan‬‬ ‫هي ق�صة حتتفل بالرابطة الفريدة لألأخ‬ ‫واألأخت‪ .‬الغريب �أن �صناعتنا عمرها اآلآن‬ ‫عقدين من الزمن ولكن لي�س لدينا الكثري‬ ‫من األأفالم حول هذه العالقة اخلا�صة‪ .‬كانت‬ ‫ب�ساطة الق�صة هي التي جذبتني �إل ى �‪Rak‬‬ ‫‪ .shaBandhan‬مع توافر تكنولوجيا �أف�ضل‪،‬‬ ‫�أ�صبحت �أفالمنا تتمتع بطابع األأك�شن �أكرث‬ ‫وامل�ؤثرات الب�صرية‪ ،‬لكن يف مكان ما ن�سينا‬ ‫قوة رواية الق�ص�ص الب�سيطة وهذا ما ذكرين‬ ‫به هذا ال�سيناريو‪ .‬هناك �شعار جميل للفيلم‪،‬‬ ‫"‪ "Return To Feelings‬ويعني (العودة‬ ‫�إلى امل�شاعر) هذا ما يدور حوله هذا الفيلم‪.‬‬ ‫‪ RakshaBandhan‬مغرم بالعواطف‪.‬‬

‫األأفالم الرائجة‪ .‬تغيري ت�صور النا�س لألأف�ضل‬ ‫�شيء �أعظم بكثري يف هذا العامل من احل�صول‬ ‫على جائزة كقطعة رف‪.‬‬ ‫مضخة المال بوليوود‪ ،‬ملك‬ ‫شباك التذاكر‪ ،‬سوبر ستار ‪...‬‬ ‫العديد من األلقاب‪ ،‬أيها أكثر‬ ‫جاذبية لك؟‬ ‫�سيظل كوين �أب ًا دائ ًما �أعظم لقب ألأن األألقاب‬ ‫ت�أتي وتذهب وف ًقا ملزاج النا�س‪ ،‬لكن كوين �أب ًا‬ ‫ألأوالدي و�شخ�صية �أب للعديد من اآلآخرين‪،‬‬ ‫لن يتال�شى هذا اللقب �أبدًا‪ .‬ميكنني �أن �أعمل‬ ‫بجد‪ ،‬و�أن �أبذل ق�صارى جهدي‪ ،‬و�أن �أقدم‬ ‫كل ما بو�سعي يف جمال عملي‪ ،‬لكن عملي‬ ‫ال يعانقني ً‬ ‫لياًل‪ ،‬وال يزيل �أملي‪ ،‬وميكن �أن‬ ‫ً‬ ‫يبقيني م�شغواًل‪ ،‬لكن �أطفايل يبقونني على‬ ‫�أمت اال�ستعداد‪.‬‬ ‫‪ 30‬عاما في الصناعة…‪ .‬ما‬ ‫هو الدافع والشغف لعمل‬ ‫األفالم اليوم؟ هل تغيرت‬

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‫كشاي كومار‪ ،‬هو االسم األول الذي‬ ‫ُ‬ ‫ُ‬ ‫يخطر ببال كل عشاق المتعة ومدمني‬

‫األفالم‪ .‬يختاره المخرجين ويعتمدون‬ ‫ُ‬ ‫ُ ّ‬ ‫عليه بشكل كلي إلنجاح الفيلم‪ ،‬يرهان عليه‬ ‫المنتجين‪ ،‬وينجح أينما ذهب‪ .‬هو نجم كبير‬ ‫ُ‬ ‫لكل معجبيه‪ ،‬وأيقونة تجارية للعالم‪ .‬اسمه‬ ‫كافي لضمان نفاذ التذاكر‪ .‬في الحقيقة‪.‬‬ ‫يتمتع النجم في مسيرته السينمائية‬

‫ً‬ ‫المتميزة التي امتدت على مدى ‪ 30‬عاما‪،‬‬

‫بقلوب الكثير من معجبيه‪ ،‬ونجاحات كبيرة‪.‬‬ ‫وحصل على العديد من األلقاب بما في‬ ‫ذلك ‪ Khiladi‬و ‪ Action Kumar‬و ‪Box Office‬‬

‫انشغااًل في السينما الهندية‪،‬‬ ‫أحد أكثر الممثلين‬ ‫ً‬ ‫يمتلك أكشاي كومار في أي وقت ما يصل إلى‬

‫ثمانية أفالم في متناول اليد وأكثر من ‪ 1000‬كرور‬ ‫روبية هندية من أجله في أفالمه وحدها‪ .‬عامل‬ ‫في التزاماته ومشاريعه التجارية األخرى والمطلعين‬ ‫على الصناعة يربطون األرقام بحوالي ‪ 1500‬كرور‬ ‫روبية‪ .‬ولكن من المثير لالهتمام‪ ،‬أن أفالمه لم‬ ‫تكن مرتبطة فقط باألرقام في شباك التذاكر‪.‬‬ ‫اكن الممثل منذ فترة طويلة ُيقدم لنا ليس فقط‬ ‫التسلية‪ ،‬بل الكثير من األمور الجوهرية‪.‬‬

‫تحقيق التوازن بين فناني الترفيه الهائل مع‬ ‫إحساسا‬ ‫المحتوى الغني على الرغم من أنه يحمل‬ ‫ً‬

‫‪ .King‬ولكن أخبرني نجم الغالف أن اللقب‬ ‫ً‬ ‫الوحيد الذي يهمه حقا هو لقب "األب"!‬

‫عميقا بالمسؤولية االجتماعية أو يحتفي بعظماء‬ ‫ً‬

‫ً‬ ‫شجاعا في اختياراته وفي قناعاته‪ ،‬ارتقى‬ ‫ً‬ ‫أيضا من كونه مجرد نجم ترفيهي إلى‬ ‫ً‬ ‫ً‬ ‫كونه نجما بارزا من خالل تقديم قصص‬

‫يختارها بشلك متزايد‪ ،‬فقد منحت أكشاي ماكنة‬

‫وأحداث ملهمة من التاريخ على الشاشة‬ ‫الكبيرة وسد الفجوة بين األفكار والمحتوى‬ ‫والسينما التجارية‪.‬‬

‫الهند أو يعكس حماسة وطنية‪ ،‬والتي اكن الممثل‬ ‫ليس فقط باعتبارها شخصية نجم ذائع الصيت مع‬ ‫أيضا على االحترام كنجم‬ ‫أفالمه الضخمة‪ ،‬لكنه حصل ً‬

‫اجتماعيا‪.‬‬ ‫ً‬

‫قائمة أفالمه أمامه تعكس ذلك بوضوح‪ .‬ساهم‬ ‫قريبا من‬ ‫فيلمه ‪ Raksha Bandhan‬الذي سيصدر‬ ‫ً‬

‫يتحدث عن قراراته الشجاعة لتجربة أدوار‬

‫إخراج أناند ل؟ راي في إعادة اللمسة العاطفية‬

‫الشاشة بال تردد‪ ،‬يقول "كل ذلك يتعلق‬ ‫ً‬ ‫بما إذا كنت مستعدا للغطس أو السباحة‪،‬‬

‫أيضا فيلم التاميل‬ ‫إلى األفالم‪ .‬يوجد ً‬

‫هذا هو االختالف الوحيد‪ .‬يمكن للبعض‬ ‫أن يجد فكرة الغوص هي مغامرة كبيرة‪،‬‬ ‫لكنني غرقت عدة مرات وما زلت هنا‪ ،‬فما‬ ‫الذي أخاف منه؟ " اقرأ في هذه المقابلة‬ ‫الحصرية مع أكشاي كومار وهو يعيد‬ ‫ً‬ ‫تعريف معنى أن تكون نجما!‬ ‫أكانكشا نافال شيتي‬

‫‪ ،Soorarai Pottru‬وفيلم درامي آخر ‪،Selfiee‬‬

‫أيضا ‪ Ram Setu‬والكثير من األفالم األخرى‪.‬‬ ‫ولدينا ً‬ ‫من التفوق في شباك التذاكر لألفالم التجارية على‬ ‫مستوى العالم إلى استكشاف أدوار أخرى بدون أي‬ ‫تردد‪ ،‬يستمر أكشاي كومار بكونه حقيقي‪ ،‬أصلي‬ ‫وثابت!‬ ‫لقد كنت تقوم بمشاريع تجريبية وتحتاج إلى‬ ‫الشجاعة كنجم لتقول نعم‪ .‬ومع ذلك‪ ،‬فقد‬ ‫تحملت هذه المخاطر ونجحت في سد فجوة‬ ‫الترفيه والسينما ذات المحتوى العميق‪ .‬كيف‬ ‫�أغ�سط�س ‪ 2022‬فيلم فير الشرق األوسط ‪68‬‬

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‫أكشاي كومار‬

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‫كريتي سانون تتحدث عن رغبتها‬ ‫برفع ميزانية األفالم التي تُمثل‬ ‫فيها المرأة دور البطولة‬ ‫غالبًا ما حتدثت كريتي �سانون عن األأفالم مع ممثالت بدور بطولة‪ .‬يف مقابلة حديثة‪،‬‬ ‫ا�ست�شهدت املمثلة ‪ Mother India‬و ‪ ChaalBaaz‬ك�أمثلة حيث مت �إن�شاء �شخ�صيات‬ ‫قوية وجوهرية يف املا�ضي‪ .‬وذكرت �أن عدد هذه ال�شخ�صيات قد ازداد يف الع�صر‬ ‫احلديث‪ .‬ومع ذلك‪ ،‬مل تزد امليزانيات‪ .‬وقالت �إن فيلم ‪ Gangubai Kathiawadi‬للمثلة‬ ‫عليا بهات يف دور بطولة قد يكون الفيلم الوحيد الذي مت �صناعته مبيزانية كبرية رغم‬ ‫�أن الفيلم من بطولة امر�أة‪،‬وهذا ما ينبغي �أن يكون عليه احلال‪" .‬يف بع�ض األأحيان ‪ ،‬ينتهي‬ ‫بنا األأمر ب�صنع �أفالم ببطولة امر�أة مبيزانية �أقل ألأننا ن�شعر �أنها لن تفعل الكثري من األأعمال‪ .‬كما �أنها ال ت�ؤدي يف‬ ‫النهاية �إىل القيام بنف�س القدر من األأعمال ألأنها تتم على نطاق �أ�صغر "‪ .‬وتابعت املمثلة قائلة‪" :‬هذا االقتناع‬ ‫واملخاطرة �أمر �أريد �أن �أراه‪� .‬آمل �أن ي�صبح قاعدة "‪ .‬ن�أمل ذلك � ً‬ ‫أي�ضا‪.‬‬

‫القائمو على عمل ‪ Vikram Vedha‬قالوا بأن العمل الذي من بطولة‬ ‫ريثيك وسيف لن يكون عملي بوليوودي‬ ‫يجتمع ريثيك رو�شان و�سيف علي خان معً ا من �أجل ‪.Vikram Vedha‬‬ ‫وهو الن�سخة الهندية من فيلم التاميل لعام ‪ 2017‬الذي يحمل نف�س اال�سم‪،‬‬ ‫والذي ظهر فيه �أر مادهافان وفيجاي �سيثوباثي‪ .‬يقوم الثنائي املخرج‬ ‫بو�شكار وغاياتر ‪ ،‬اللذان �أخرجا الفيلم األأ�صلي‪ ،‬ب�إخراج الفيلم الهندي اجلديد‪.‬‬ ‫لقد حتدث االثنان اآلآن حول الفيلم يف مقابلة مع �إحدى ال�صحف اليومية‬ ‫الرائدة ‪ ،‬قال الثنائي �أنهما مل يواجها �أي �ضغط من املنتجني‪� .‬أو�ضح بو�شكار‪،‬‬ ‫"نحن نعرف كيف نقدم األأفالم بطريقة معينة‪ ،‬و�سنلتزم بذلك فقط‪� .‬آمل �أال‬ ‫يفكر النا�س يف األأمر على �أنه "بوليوود" �أو �أي �شيء �آخر‪ .‬و�أ�ضاف‪" :‬مل يكن‬ ‫هناك �أي �ضغط من املنتجني �أو املوزعني قائلني �إنه يجب �أن يتم العمل هنا‬ ‫بطريقة معينة‪ .‬مل يجر �أحد تلك املحادثة معنا "‪ .‬كما �شارك غاياتري �أنهم‬ ‫وقعوا على االحتفاظ بالعنا�صر التي �صنعت العمل األأ�صلي‪ .‬و�أ�ضاف بو�شكار �أن‬ ‫مقيا�س الفيلم �أكرب من ذلك بكثري‪.‬‬

‫آيشاواريا راي تخبرنا لماذا أبهيشيك مميز‬ ‫�آي�شاواريا راي بات�شان و�أبهي�شيك بات�شان هما من �أ�شهر األأزواج‬ ‫األأقوياء يف بوليوود‪ .‬تزوجا يف حفل خا�ص يف مومباي يف‬ ‫عام ‪ .2007‬وكان الزوجان حمطا األأنظار منذ ذلك احلني‪ .‬حتى‬ ‫بعد ‪ 15‬عامً ا من العمل اجلماعي‪ ،‬ال يزال املعجبون مغرمني بهم‬ ‫ويتوقون ملعرفة املزيد عنهم‪ .‬يف �إحدى املقابالت التي �أجرتها‪،‬‬ ‫�أو�ضحت �أي�شواريا �سبب متيز ابهي�شيك‪�" .‬إنه مميز ألأنه هو نف�سه‪� .‬إنه رجل عادي‪.‬‬ ‫عندما يدخل الغرفة‪ ،‬يحمل ن�سبه وتربيته‪ .‬كل �شيء وا�ضح‪ ،‬لكنك تعلم �أنه رجل‬ ‫ميكنك �إجراء حمادثة معه‪ ،‬ميكنك الت�سكع معه‪ ،‬ميكنك اال�ستمتاع معه‪ ،‬ميكنك‬ ‫�إجراء حمادثة مكثفة معه‪� .‬شخ�ص ذو وجه مبالمح باردة حتى وهو ميزح معك‪ .‬وُ ِلد‬ ‫يف عامل �صناعة الرتفيه ولديه ن�سب ليحملها‪ .‬على الرغم من كل ذلك‪ ،‬ال يوجد �شيء‬ ‫من الرتفيه عنه‪ .‬هذا هو �أجمل جزء‪ .‬وهو رجلي‪ ،‬ووالد طفلي "‪.‬‬

‫عامر ظن أن كارينا كابور ستتهرب من‬ ‫تصوير فيلم ‪Laal Singh Chaddha‬‬ ‫عندما يكون الفيلم هو فيلم عامر خان‪ ،‬ف�أنت تعلم �أن هناك الكثري من‬ ‫التوقعات التي تدور حوله‪ ،‬و ًت�ضاعف تلك التوقعات عندما ت�أتي كارينا كابور‬ ‫خان لتلعب دور البطولة‪ .‬فيلم ‪ Laal Singh Chaddha‬هو الن�سخة‬ ‫الهندية اجلديدة من فيلم ‪ Forrest Gump‬من بطولة توم هانك�س‪.‬‬ ‫ظهر م�ؤخرًا مقطع فيديو على اإلإنرتنت حيث �شوهدت كارينا وعامر يناق�شان‬ ‫األأغنية التي حتمل عنوان ‪ .Phir na aisi raat ayegi‬يلمح الفيديو الذي‬ ‫متت م�شاركته عرب اإلإنرتنت ب�شكل هزيل �إىل �أن عامر خان كان ً‬ ‫خائفا من �أن‬ ‫تهرب كارينا من ت�صوير الفيلم‪ .‬يف الفيديو‪� ،‬شوهدت كارينا وهي تدندن‬ ‫على �أنغام األأغنية وتعرب لفريق الكامريا �أنها األأغنية املف�ضلة لها من‬ ‫الفيلم‪ .‬متيل الكامريا �إىل عامر‪ ،‬الذي يرد على مالحظة كارينا بالقول‪:‬‬ ‫" هذه األأغنية �ستحقق الكثري من النجاحات "‪ .‬من املقرر عر�ض‬ ‫‪ Laal Singh Chaddha‬يف ‪� 11‬أغ�سط�س‪.‬‬

‫نصيحة‬ ‫اخلبري‬ ‫د‪ .‬سنا‬ ‫ساجان‬ ‫مدير مركز أمريكان استيتيك الطبي‬

‫الحشوات وحقن‬ ‫مكافحة التجاعيد‬ ‫ال يزال العديد من املر�ضى يف حرية من �أمرهم بخ�صو�ص‬ ‫احلقن‪ ،‬واحلقن املكافحة للتجاعيد‪ ،‬واحل�شوات اجللدية‪،‬‬ ‫ومُ َق ِّ�سمات اجللد‪ ،‬وحمفزات الكوالجني‪ .‬ما يلي هو نظرة‬ ‫عامة موجزة‪.‬‬

‫الحقن التجميلية‬ ‫هتقع هذه في ‪ 3‬فئات رئيسية‪.‬‬ ‫• احلقن امل�ضادة للتجاعيد تقيد حركة الع�ضالت‪ .‬تزيل التجاعيد‬ ‫عن طريق وقف احلركة املفرطة للع�ضالت‪.‬‬ ‫• تعمل احل�شوات اجللدية عن طريق ملء وا�ستبدال احلجم‬ ‫املفقود يف اجللد الذي حدث مع مرور الوقت‪� ،‬أو حت�سني‬ ‫ال�سمات‪� ،‬أو ت�صحيح عدم التنا�سق‪.‬‬ ‫• تعمل معززات الب�شرة �أو مرطبات الب�شرة على حت�سني جودة‬ ‫الب�شرة من خالل احلقن ال�سطحي‪.‬‬ ‫• حمفزات الكوالجني حتفز اجل�سم على �إنتاج املزيد من‬ ‫الكوالجني الطبيعي‪.‬‬ ‫الحقن المضادة للتجاعيد‬ ‫العالج �آمن للغاية وب�سيط ن�سبيًا ولكن املفتاح هو وجود خمت�ص‬ ‫ذو خربة ميكنه حتقيق نتائج طبيعية املظهر‪� .‬إجراء يتكرر كل‬ ‫‪� 6 - 4‬أ�شهر‪..‬‬ ‫الحشوات الجلدية‬ ‫ال يخلو من اآلآثار اجلانبية املحتملة‪ ،‬هذا �إجراء طبي يجب �إجرا�ؤه‬ ‫يف بيئة العيادة الطبية‪ .‬قد حتتاج مناطق احلركة العالية حول‬ ‫الفم �إىل املتابعة يف غ�ضون ‪� 6‬أ�شهر‪ ،‬لكن مناطق مثل اخلدين‬ ‫واملدمع ميكن �أن يكون لها نتائج ملدة ‪� 2 - 1‬سنوات‪.‬‬ ‫معززات الجلد‬ ‫�إنها �سطحية وت�ضيف ترطيبًا �إىل �سطح اجللد للح�صول على توهج‬ ‫و�إ�شراق طبيعي ي�سمى � ً‬ ‫أي�ضا "تكييف اجللد" لتمييزه عن مواد‬ ‫احل�شو اجللدية‪� .‬إجراء �شائع يف منطقة الرقبة وال�صدر وظهر‬ ‫اليدين‪.‬‬ ‫الحشوات الجلدية‬ ‫ي�ستعيد املنتج حجم الوجه عن طريق تن�شيط خاليا اخلاليا الليفية‬ ‫يف اجللد إلإنتاج الكوالجني اجلديد‪ .‬على عك�س احل�شوات اجللدية‪،‬‬ ‫هناك فر�صة �أقل للكدمات �أو التوقف عن العمل والنتائج تدريجية‬ ‫مع التح�سينات التي تدوم حوايل عامني قبل احلاجة �إىل عالج‬ ‫�إ�ضايف‪.‬‬

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‫ديبيكا بادكون ستمثل مع‬ ‫شارخون في فيلم ‪Jawan‬؟‬ ‫ديبيكا بادوكون لديها جمموعة م�شغولة من األأفالم‬ ‫املنتظرة‪ .‬تعمل املمثلة حاليًا على‬ ‫‪ K Project‬مع برابها�س‪ ،‬من بني م�شاريع �أخرى‪.‬‬ ‫واآلآن‪ ،‬يبدو �أنها م�ستعدة لظهور �آخر على ال�شا�شة‬ ‫الكبرية‪ .‬ن�سمع �شائعات ب�أن ديبيكا �ستظهر يف‬ ‫فيلم ‪ Jawan‬للمخرج �أتلي‪ ،‬والذي ي�ضم �شاروخان‬ ‫ونايانثارا‪ .‬يقال �إن ديبيكا بادوكون جتري حمادثات‬ ‫مع املخرج �أتلي و�شاروخان للعب دور "ق�صري لكن‬ ‫مهم" يف الفيلم‪ .‬كما ي�شري التقرير �إىل �أن املمثلة‬ ‫وافقت على ولكن مل توقع على ال�صفقة بعد‪.‬‬ ‫بينما مل يكن هناك ت�أكيد ر�سمي ومل يتم الك�شف‬ ‫عن تفا�صيل حول م�شاركة ديبيكا‪� ،‬سيكون من املثري‬ ‫لالهتمام معرفة كيف �ستلعب دورًا يف الفيلم القادم‪.‬‬ ‫و�صل املل�صق األأول واإلإعالن الت�شويقي لفيلم ‪Jawan‬‬ ‫منذ فرتة‪ ،‬وقد ر�أينا بالفعل اللمحة األأوىل املكثفة‬ ‫ل�شاروخان من الفيلم‪� .‬س ُتعر�ض �أوىل العرو�ض يف دور‬ ‫ال�سينما يف ‪ 2‬يونيو ‪.2023‬‬

‫هل وافقت شرادها‬ ‫على أحداث ‪Stree‬؟‬ ‫يف حني �أن ‪ 2018‬فيلم ‪ Stree‬املرعب‬ ‫ذو الطابع الكوميدي حقق جناحً ا كبريًا‬ ‫�سنة ‪ ،2018‬والفيلم من بطولة �شرادها‬ ‫كابور وراجكومار راو‪ ،‬وكان للفيلم نهاية‬ ‫مفتوحة‪ ،‬ويريد املبدعون منحها خلفية‪.‬‬ ‫ً‬ ‫وفقا للتقارير ‪ ،‬تعتزم ديني�ش فيجان �إبراز‬ ‫رحلة الفتاة التي �أ�صبحت متحررة‪ ،‬و�ستت�ضمن‬ ‫الق�صة �شرادها كابور التي متثل دورها‪ .‬من‬ ‫املتوقع �أن يبد�أ اإلإنتاج ً‬ ‫الحقا هذا العام‪.‬‬ ‫�ستظهر �شرادها كابور مع رانبري‬ ‫كابور يف فيلم مُ �سمى بعد من‬ ‫�إخراج لوف راجنان‪ .‬باإلإ�ضافة �إىل ذلك‪،‬‬ ‫�ست�شارك �شرادها كابور يف فيلم‬ ‫‪ ،NAAGIN‬الذي �سيقوم ب�إخراجه‬ ‫في�شال فوريا‪.‬‬

‫نصيحة الراحل‬ ‫ريشي كابور‬ ‫لرانبير كابور‬ ‫في األبوة‬

‫هل سيعمل شاروخان وأميتاب باتشان‬ ‫ً‬ ‫معا لفيلم ‪Don 3‬؟‬ ‫فيلم ‪ Don‬ل�شاروخان من �إخراج فرحان �أختار هو واحد األأعمال التي جعلت املعجبني‬ ‫يتوقون للمزيد‪ .‬بد�أ احلديث حول ‪ Don 3‬على مدار ال�سنوات القليلة املا�ضية حيث‬ ‫ً‬ ‫حتديثا مثريًا قادمً ا من القائمني على‬ ‫يُقال ب�إنه يتم التح�ضري للفيلم‪ .‬واآلآن‪ ،‬يبدو �أن هناك‬ ‫الفيلم‪ .‬يف ‪� ،Don 3‬سرنى على األأرجح �أميتاب بات�شان و�شاروخان يتعاونان يف هذا‬ ‫الفيلم‪ً .‬‬ ‫وفقا للتقارير‪ ،‬قد ي�شارك �أميتاب بات�شان و�شاروخان م�ساحة ال�شا�شة يف‬ ‫‪ .Don 3‬عادت التكهنات حول الفيلم �إىل الظهور عندما �شارك �أميتاب بات�شان �صورة‬ ‫باألأبي�ض واألأ�سود حل�شد كبري خارج امل�سرح لفيلمه عام ‪ .1978‬ح�سب التقارير‪ ،‬فحاليًا‬ ‫يتم العمل على ن�ص فيلم ‪ .Don 3‬تتطلع ‪� Excel Entertainment‬إىل تكملة‬ ‫فيلم ‪ .Don 2 -2011‬بينما يتم االحتفاظ بباقي التفا�صيل‪ ،‬ف�إن �إمكانية عودة جنمني‬ ‫كبريين من بوليوود �إىل هذا العمل �أمر م�شوق بالفعل‪.‬‬

‫هل تم تأكيد فيلم‬ ‫‪Hera Pheri 3‬‬ ‫من بطولة أكشاي‬ ‫كومار‪ ،‬سونيل‬ ‫شيتي وباريش‬ ‫راوال؟‬ ‫فيلم ‪ Hers Pheri‬الكال�سيكي الكوميدي يتم العمل على تكملته‪ .‬اجلزء األأول منه‬ ‫والذي عُ ر�ض يف عام ‪ ،2000‬من متثيل �أك�شاي كومار‪� ،‬سونيل �شيتي وباري�ش راوال‪� ،‬أعاد‬ ‫النجوم متثيل �أدوارهم كالثالثي األأ�صلي يف الفيلم الثاين‪ Phir Hera Pheri ،‬والذي‬ ‫�صدر عام ‪ .2006‬منذ ذلك احلني‪ ،‬ينتظر املعجبون اجلزء الثالث‪ .‬واآلآن‪ ،‬يبدو �أننا اقرتبنا �أكرث‬ ‫من �أي وقت م�ضى من حتقيقه‪ً .‬‬ ‫وفقا للتقارير‪� ،‬أكد املنتج فريوز ناديادواال عودة‬ ‫‪ ،Hera Pheri 3‬مع عودة �أك�شاي كومار و�سونيل �شيتي وباري�ش راوال �إىل امتياز‬ ‫الفيلم الكوميدي‪ .‬قال �إن املعجبني �سي�شاهدون الفيلم "قريبًا جدً ا مع نف�س النجم‪".‬‬ ‫و�أ�ضاف‪" :‬الق�صة موجودة‪ ،‬ونحن نعمل على طرق معينة‪� .‬سيتم العمل عليه بنف�س‬ ‫الطريقة‪ ،‬مع االحتفاظ برباءة ال�شخ�صيات "‪ .‬حتى اآلآن‪ ،‬مل يتم اختيار ُخُمرج الفيلم‪ ،‬لكن‬ ‫اإلإعالن �سي�صدر قريبًا‪.‬‬

‫علياء بهات ورانبري كابور �سي�صبحان �أبوين قريبًا‪ ،‬والد رانبري الراحل ري�شي كابور يُفتقد ب�شدة خالل هذا الوقت‬ ‫التاريخي لعائلة كابور‪ .‬املمثل‪ ،‬الذي تويف قبل عامني‪� ،‬شارك ذات مرة �أفكاره حول األأبوة ورانبري كابور‬ ‫لتكوين �أ�سرة‪ .‬يف مقابلة قدمية‪ ،‬حتدث ري�شي كابور عن عالقته بابنه ونوع الرابطة التي كان ي�أمل �أن جتمع‬ ‫رانبري بطفله‪" .‬هو (راج كابور) مل يكن لديه وقت ألأطفاله‪� .‬إما �أنه كان يعمل حل�ساب �شخ�ص ما‪� ،‬أو كان يقوم‬ ‫ب�إخراج وبطولة �أفالمه اخلا�صة‪ .‬لذلك عندما �أ�صبحت �أب‪ ،‬قررت عدم الت�صوير يوم األأحد وتخ�صي�ص ذلك اليوم‬ ‫ألأوالدي "‪ .‬و�أ�ضاف‪�" :‬أعرف ما فاتني مع والدي‪ ،‬لذلك حر�صت على �سد هذه الفجوات‪ .‬وباملثل‪� ،‬أنا مت�أكد من �أن‬ ‫رانبري �سيفعل �شي ًئا ما مع ابنه لتعوي�ض �شيء فاته معي‪� .‬أعتقد �أنني غر�ست اإلإح�سا�س بالتقاليد والثقافة يف‬ ‫ذلك ال�صبي "‪ .‬كالم حكيم‪.‬‬

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