The highest award for the evening — Serar Sera Bangali — went to entrepreneur Purnendu Chatterjee of The Chatterjee Group at ABP Ananda Sera Bangali 2018, partnered by The Telegraph, held at The Oberoi Grand on August 11. Chatterjee received the honour from Tollywood veteran and last year’s winner Soumitra Chatterjee. “I wonder whether I deserve this award as I am not used to getting awards like this, especially in front of such an august audience, so I feel very grateful.... The fact that around 5,00,000 people earn their living from Haldia Petrochemicals makes me proud and I feel, if my mother was alive today, she would have been proud too. I have faced many hurdles along the way but I am thankful to the people who created those as they have taught me to carry on.... We have to bring in collective diversity in our state and for that I believe we need the union of higher education, business opportunities and modern infrastructure. So let’s work together,” signed off Chatterjee.
It was a Sunday evening with a difference for Tolly star Dev as he dropped by Sparsh — Spa and Salon in Golf Green to give t2 a walk-through. Leaning against the wall of the entrance, he told t2 why this family salon, which opens today, is special to him. “This place is my sister Dipali’s. When she came up with the proposal, I really liked it. We wanted to open a salon that is cosy and intimate.
With a CV boasting Holly biggies, indie films and even shorts, cinematographer Michael Seresin has carved a unique place for himself in the world of films. With the 2017 film War for the Planet of the Apes premiering on Indian TV today (1pm and 9pm on STAR Movies), t2 caught up with the New Zealand-based Seresin for an email chat.
A year and a half ago, Chloe Grace Moretz — a preternaturally confident child star who by 19 had more than 50 credits on her resume, including Kick-Ass, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Clouds of Sils Maria — hit pause.
Actress Amy Adams has said she needs to know the background of a character before she can embody it on screen. Femalefirst reported that the Arrival star said that it adds to her performance if she can give her character a good back story. “For each character, I build a psychological back story from the age of around three — I’ll imagine their whole life leading up to the present day,” Adams, who most recently starred in HBO series Sharp Objects where she played Camille Preaker, an emotionally troubled reporter who returns to her hometown to cover the murder of two young girls, said.
Singer Jassie Gill credits his colleague Diljit Dosanjh with getting Bollywood interested in musicians and actors from Punjab. “Daljit paaji told Bollywood what a real Punjabi is. All the Punjabis before this were fakes —they’d wear fake turbans, speak in an affected manner and even the way they carried themselves would look fake to people in Punjab,” Jassie told t2 recently. Jassie, who has also acted in Punjabi films, is making his Bollywood debut alongside Sonakshi Sinha in the Aanand L. Rai-produced Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi. Jassie shared with t2 his journey from music to films and why he never complains about clicking selfies with fans.
A chilling Khalil in Neerja, a compelling Malik Kafur in Padmaavat, a slimy Zubin Mistry in Sanju… Jim Sarbh’s acting choices have grabbed attention in just a couple of years, and so has his style quotient. Scroll through this Instagram account and chances are you’ll go ‘wow’! On the sidelines of walking for Selected Homme at a fashion show that celebrated a decade of Bestseller in India at Grand Hyatt Mumbai on August 8, Jim took some style posers from t2, on email.
Calcutta-based filmmaker Aneek Chaudhuri’s White — a silent film on rape — has been applauded at film festivals in Europe, Cannes to Austria, and is also being screened at the ongoing Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. t2 caught up with Aneek (above) for a quick chat.