07042018-LSTC-01.qxd 4/6/2018 7:44 PM Page 1 c m y b CHANDIGARH | SATURDAY | 7 APRIL 2018 TRIBUNELIFE+STYLE MEET SUZANNE BERNERT, THE GERMAN ACTRESS WHO WILL PLAY SONIA GANDHI German actress Suzanne Bernert is all set to portray former Congress president Sonia Gandhi in the upcoming political movie The Accidental Prime Minister. Married to actor Akhil Mishra, Bernert has acted in a number of Indian films and TV shows in various languages. The 35-year-old speaks Bengali, Marathi and Hindi fluently, and is an expert Lavani dancer. She has, earlier, also portrayed the former Congress President in a television series titled Pradhanmantri. Based on Sanjaya Baru’s book on the life of former Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, the film will see veteran actor Anupam Kher in the lead role. The 63-year-old, on Thursday, treated his fans and followers by sharing his first look from the film. Directed by Vijay Gutte, The Accidental Prime Minister also stars Akshaye Khanna and is slated to release on December 21. ANI c m y b Lord Of The Ringsset to be the most expensive TV series ever The small screen adaptation of Lord Of The Rings is all set to be the most expensive TV series ever, The battle for rights of the popular series was going on for quite some time between Netflix and Amazon. The negotiations have resulted in Amazon acquiring the rights of the series, adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien’s books for USD 250 million. The five-season series deal ensures that the show must be in production within two years. The series is expected to cost upward of USD 1 million, with all castings and visual effects factored in. — ANI
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