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TT Bureau Published 18.09.18, 06:30 PM

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO smash, has spilled a secret about the one thing that she always does before a red carpet. The actress, who has appeared in the series since it aired in 2011, revealed that there was one person she always relies on for make-up advice — her mum. She told Vogue: “I’ve become less afraid of red lipstick as I’ve gotten older and I’m feeling a bit more — weirdly — daring in not wearing as much make-up overall.” She added: “Although, my mum did school me as she worked in beauty marketing,” she said. “So she gave me good tips quite early on. She was not afraid to be like, ‘darling, if you’re going to put bronzer on, rub it in’.” Emilia said she always sends pictures of herself to her mum before being photographed in front of the world’s media.

Director Omung Kumar is excited about his forthcoming venture, Yubi Lukpi, a film based on Manipuri sport of the same name that is similar to rugby.  The director, whose directorial debut was Mary Kom, a biopic on boxing champion MC Mary Kom, said he was looking forward to revisiting the Northeast. Set in Manipur, the film will centre on the local sport, which is played with coconuts. “Yubi Lukpi is a crazy thing, nobody knows about it and that is what is exciting. It is like, how do I make Indians aware that we also played rugby. Yubi Lukpi is played by Manipuri people with the coconut. They believe it originated from there,” Kumar said. Asked if he would cast some Manipuri actors in the film, the director said: “We are open to cast whoever suits the part.”

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