Bharat: Like Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra will also sport five different looks

first_imgPriyanka Chopra is all set to make her Bollywood comeback, after a hiatus of two years. She has bagged the lead role in Salman Khan’s Bharat, which is based on the South Korean film, Ode To My Father.Like Salman, who will sport five looks in the film, Priyanka is expected to follow the same path as well. In an interview to DNA, Ali Abbas Zafar revealed, “PC will also sport five different looks. She will age from 28 to 60 years, while he will age from 25 to 65 years in the film. We will use a mix of prosthetics, make-up, and VFX.”Bharat covers several landmark events, including Partition. It is said to be spanning 70 years of history. For each of Priyanka’s looks, Zafar is looking at yesteryear actresses as inspiration. Her appearances will be modeled on actresses like Zeenat Aman, Parveen Babi, Sharmila Tagore and Shabana Azmi.”Bharat is a mature, subtle love story and her character is the soul of the film. Priyanka stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Salman in his journey and is the catalyst who triggers what will be a turning point in the plot,”Zafar had once said.Bharat also stars Disha Patani and Tabu in lead roles. The film will hit the screens on Eid, 2019.ALSO SEE: Why Salman Khan’s Bharat is the perfect Priyanka Chopra comebackALSO SEE: Salman Khan to sport five different looks in Ali Abbas Zafar’s BharatALSO SEE| Confirmed: Priyanka Chopra to make her Bollywood comeback with Salman Khan’s BharatALSO WATCH: Wanted to be seen as a modern actor, says Priyanka Chopraadvertisementlast_img read more

Quebecs future in flux as sixmonth countdown to provincial election begins

first_imgMONTREAL – If current polling projections hold, Canadians could be reintroduced to a political reality in Quebec not seen since the late 1960s — a party other than the federalist Liberals or the sovereigntist Parti Quebecois running the province.With the Oct. 1 election now six months away, Francois Legault’s nationalist Coalition Avenir Quebec is riding high in public opinion polls.Recent surveys have suggested the Coalition would have formed a minority government or obtained a slim majority if the election had been held when they were conducted.The Liberals have been in power since 2003, aside from a brief PQ minority government between 2012 and 2014, and their major fear is voter fatigue with their brand.Jean-Francois Lisee’s PQ, currently in third place in the polls, is struggling to get attention and has positioned itself as the big-government mainstream choice in a province already known for its public-spending largesse.Taking current polling at face value can be misleading, however, because the Liberals’ spring budget has proven popular, the PQ cannot be entirely counted out, and recent events have indicated the Coalition is vulnerable with its strong nationalist rhetoric.Philippe Couillard’s Liberals have entered spring on a high note after tabling a fourth consecutive balanced budget — one that cuts business taxes and aims to aggressively pay down the province’s high debt.“We did exactly what we said we were going to do,” Couillard said recently about his party’s 2014 campaign promises.The Liberals are well on their way to reaching their 2014 target of helping to create 250,000 jobs over five years, and unemployment is at record lows.In question period a day after the budget was tabled, Couillard offered a taste of how he will sell his party to electors come the fall campaign.“Now we have the means to dream,” he said, referring to the surpluses Quebec is generating after budgetary compressions early in his mandate.“And not just to dream, but to realize these dreams due to the financial means we now have.”The PQ’s Lisee also offered a slice of how his party will be campaigning in the fall.During the same exchange in the legislature, Lisee used the term “human misery” several times to describe the consequences of the Liberals’ drive to balance the books.He brought up a Quebec ombudsman report that cited how a woman who needed home care “was forced to choose between sleeping in her wheelchair or getting (subsidized) help to eat.“Was there any point in time when (Couillard) realized the human misery he was creating?” Lisee asked.Philippe Fournier, an astrophysicist who runs the poll-aggregating blog Qc125.com, calls the PQ’s vote “efficient.”The party’s support is spread out among the ridings, creating a double-edged sword, he said.“If the PQ drops in the polls by two or three percentage points, to 19 per cent, then they could get five or six seats and be almost wiped out,” Fournier explained.“But if their vote reaches 25 per cent, they could come away with 30 seats or more — it’s a very fine line.”There are 125 seats in the Quebec legislature.Legault’s Coalition has been coasting for months on the fact his party is offering Quebecers a departure from the Liberal-PQ dichotomy of the past 50 years.His party hasn’t announced many concrete proposals yet, but Legault talks favourably of private business, cutting taxes, slimming down the public service and getting Quebec off equalization payments from wealthier provinces.But Legault also has more controversial positions, such as reducing the yearly number of immigrants to the province by 10,000 people — at a time when Quebec is suffering from labour shortages — and making their residency contingent on passing a language test.Finance Minister Carlos Leitao also gave voters a strong signal of how ugly the upcoming fall campaign will be when he accused the Coalition in mid-March of “ethnic-based nationalism,” sparking furor in Legault’s camp.While much is up in the air, the Liberals might want to look to the recent Montreal municipal election for pointers.Similarly to Couillard, Denis Coderre was running last November against a popular party that had never held the mayoralty. The city’s economy was red-hot with low unemployment, record tourism and an explosion of urban development.Yet Coderre lost quite heavily and was accused of running a campaign where he coasted on his record and offered nothing for Montrealers to dream about.“I’ve spoken to many Liberals and they saw what happened to Coderre and they won’t do that,” Fournier said. “They won’t run on their record — that would be a huge mistake.”But it’s currently difficult, he said, “to see exactly which of the three main parties Quebecers will want to dream for.”last_img read more

CTV and CTV2 Fall 2018 Premiere Dates Announced

first_imgAdvertisement TORONTO, Aug. 28, 2018 /CNW/ – CTV truly has something for every viewer this season, as the network confirmed today its fall premiere dates, featuring a primetime schedule filled with Hollywood’s hottest, big-buzz new series and returning, can’t-miss, fan-favourites bursting with compelling stories and unforgettable characters. The 2018/2019 television season kicks off with the THE 70th EMMY AWARDS on Monday, Sept. 17, live across the country at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, exclusively on CTV. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: This fall, Monday on CTV is solidified with MAGNUM P.I. and THE RESIDENT, while Tuesday is home to this season’s biggest new drama THE ROOKIE and highly anticipated new family comedy THE CONNERS, a spin-off of this year’s hit revival ROSEANNE. In addition, Canada’s favourite TV programs THE BIG BANG THEORY, YOUNG SHELDON, THE GOOD DOCTOR, THIS IS US, and more return to CTV’s primetime slate.FALL BASE SCHEDULES: CTV and CTV2center_img Facebook Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Sharlyn Smith Sharon Wilson Co Toasts UB Education Transforms Lives November 15

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 18, 2017 – Nassau – When prominent attorney Sharlyn Smith asked the perfectly coiffed, clothed and cultured island A-listers to raise their glasses and toast to the vision of University of The Bahamas (UB) and the value of education, she realized that beyond the lavish draping, shimmering lights, silk-covered tables and fine champagne, the evening held a serious message – excellence and opportunity made possible through education.Sharlyn Smith & Dr. Rodney Smith“On the first anniversary of the University of The Bahamas’ charter, this event helps to realize the vision of the university as the nation’s primary resource for research, innovation and community engagements while ensuring that the University will meet its mission of advancing and expanding access to higher education,” she said.   “Supporting this function was a natural outreach for our firm with our many links to the community.   We also recognize that along with giving, Sharon Wilson & Co. benefits from the commitment to education that is a hallmark of this institution.   Among our complement of six attorneys and talented administration staff are four members of the alumni of this prestigious university.”Many more in the well-heeled crowd were clients and colleagues of the firm founded in 2000 and headquartered on East Shirley Street.   Along with its strong support for UB, the firm has been a platinum sponsor of the National Youth Choir for more than 10 years and sponsors the Landlord and Tenant Prize at the Eugene Dupuch Law School.The evening drove home the personal nature of giving to Mrs. Smith. Her mother, Sharon Wilson, a woman with a list of titles as long as a good memory — former Chief Magistrate and twice President of the Senate of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas – was the first in her family to receive a college education and it took a scholarship to help get her through.“The principal in our firm was the first in her family to receive a college education, also with the benefit of scholarship,” Mrs. Smith said at the event organized to raise funds to endow scholarships for those who are first in their family to attend college.It was a night that was all about firsts – the first University of The Bahamas’ President’s Gala Soiree to raise funds for the first in a family to be college bound, the first time the Harry C. Moore Library was transformed into a setting that was so glamorous and glittering Hollywood would have been proud. More than 200 people attended the event.Press Release: DPA News Related Items:last_img read more