15032019-LSTL-01.qxd 3/14/2019 8:02 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Cop thriller Denzel Washington has joined Warner Bros’ cop thriller Little Things. Director John Lee Hancock has been roped-in to write the script. PTI LUDHIANA | FRIDAY | 15 MARCH 2019 Soon, Aamir Khan will be Forrest Gump Superstar Aamir Khan on Thursday announced that his next project is an official adaptation of Tom Hanks’ classic Forrest Gump. Aamir shared the news on the occasion of his 54th birthday that the Hindi adaptation will be titled Lal Singh Chaddha, which he will co-produce with Viacom18 Motion Pictures. The film will be directed by Secret Superstar-fame Advait Chandan. “My next film is finalised; it is called Lal Singh Chaddha. It is being made by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Aamir Khan Productions together. It will be directed by Advait Chandan. It is an adaptation of Hollywood film Forrest Gump. “We have bought the COLOUR OF JOY Actress Karishma Kapoor walks the ramp showcasing a work of designer Sanjukta during India Fashion Week, in New Delhi. PTI TOM HANKS rights from Paramount... I am playing the lead role of Lal Singh,” Aamir said. Forrest Gump, directed by Robert Zemeckis, released in 1994 and went on to win six Oscars, including best picture, best director and best actor for Hanks. The film, based on Winston Groom’s 1986 novel of the same name, follows Forrest Gump, a dim-witted man from Alabama, who witnesses and unwittingly influences several historical events in 20th century USA. The actor said the makers are yet to lock the cast for the film. “We have started the prep work on the film. The shoot will start from October. I will be prepping for six months. I have to lose weight. I will be losing 20 kgs. I have to be lean and slim,” he added. The makers of the film have not yet decided the release date for the film, but are planning a 2020 outing. “I have always loved Forrest Gump as a script. It is a wonderful story about this character. It is a life affirming story. It is a feel good film. It is a film for the whole family,” Aamir said. The actor also revealed he would be sporting a turban “for some part of the film”. — PTI Mona “Having peace, happiness, and healthiness is my definition of beauty. And you can’t have any of that without sleep.” — Beyonce W WORLD SLEEP DAY SLEEP HYGIENE HEN Queen Bey says that, one listens, especially if it happens to be the World Sleep Day. However, due to our super-obsession with smart phones, sleep is bearing the brunt big time. TEENS AWAKE A recent study — Godrej Interio Sleep@10 sleep-o-meter — points out that a startling 94 per cent of children and teenagers from Chandigarh don’t sleep at the right time! Its causes and effects are not that startling though. As many as 32 per cent browse Smart gadgets have connected the world like never before and made our life easier. On the flip side, they have also eaten into the quality of our sleep. Here are a few tips to balance it all smart-phones or watch TV before sleeping; More than 19 per cent sleep post-mid-night, which results in 52 per cent feeling dull and drowsy after they get up. Sleep issues are not with teenagers alone. Working professionals to children, over the years, different studies have pointed out that blue light interferes with our 40 winks! Too much of blue-wavelength light emitting from our phones, laptop and computer screens has been robbing us of sleep. MEDICAL ISSUES As many as 90 to 95 per cent of patients that walk into Dr Anuneet Sabharwal’s clinic are sleep deprived. However, the sleep issues are irrespective of mental disorders. “While many of us take sleep issues to be isolates, largely they are not,” points out psychiatrist Dr Sachin Kaushik. Furthermore, this lack of sleep leads to obesity, emotional imbalance to even medical disorders. While there can be physiological reasons – poor lifestyle or pathological – ailment, anxiety, depressions that lead to sleep disorders, it’s largely the lifestyle issues that one must address at the earliest. Deepika shines in wax too! DEEPIKA (R) STANDS ALONSIDE HER WAX STATUE IN LONDON Bollywood’s leading lady Deepika Padukone is currently in London to unveil her prestigious ‘Statue of Purpose’ at Madame Tussauds. The actress who has been an active voice in creating awareness about mental health has dedicated the statue to her initiative; hence it is named as Statue of Purpose. Coming forth and talking about her depression in public, Deepika has proved to be an inspiration to young and old alike, who are restrained from speaking up due to societal pressure. The actress does not consider the statue as vanity and assures that it stands for a purpose, just like her. “When an opportunity like Madame Tussaud’s came my way ISTOCK Get it right, time to sleep tight Dr Sachin Kaushik stresses much on one’s sleep hygiene. Here are some very basic, but highly effective tips ■ No screens – phone, TV, computer - an hour before bed time. Dinner must be two hours prior to sleep time. Wash one’s face or feet; prepare the mind and body for deep slumber ■ No caffeinated drinks three-four hours before you retire to bed. Smoking is a stimulant, so a big no-no towards the night! ■ Alcohol interferes with sleep cycle too, so, if you must, have it early in the evening so that the effect wears out by the bed time. ■ Always wake up at the same time irrespective of when you went to bed. The body adjusts to the rhythm eventually. ■ Don’t have a clock in front of the bed, for anyone who has sleep issues will keep checking time, which activates the mind further, as if it is racing against the clock. ■ Good exercise promotes deep sleep. “Pineal gland that produces the hormone melatonin, which induces sleep, is affected by light,” shares Dr Sabharwal. “All the lights interfere with pineal gland, causing disruption of sleep. So, stay away from anything that emits light – phone, TV, laptop, before you sleep.” STICK TO TIMINGS While there may be various other reasons like stress that would need a remedy, basic tips work. “Subconscious mind is a super thing. Stick to timings and rituals work for quality sleep,” says Dr Sabharwal. He is dead against using the bed for reading, watching TV or eating. “For a few weeks stick to time, draw the curtains and do away with any source of light to have a restful night. You will wake up refreshed,” he promises. firstname.lastname@example.org Varun ‘adopts’ Deepika, Ranveer as parents TO ❝ I’D LIKE MY STATUEANDBE A STATUE OF PURPOSE HOPEFULLY WHEN PEOPLE COME IN HERE... TO THE ATTRACTION... AND WHEN THEY SEE MY FIGURE THERE... THEY WILL BE REMINDED OF SOMEONE WHO... HAD SOME SORT OF IMPACT ON SOCIETY. ❞ and they decided to honour me by having my figure at Madame Tussaud’s, London, the first question that came to my in mind was ‘what is the purpose, what am I going to do here or what am I giving back to the society’... I think that for me has always been very important... and the voice inside me said... I’d like my statue to be a statue of purpose and when people come in here... to the attraction... and when they see my figure there... hopefully they will be reminded of someone who... had some sort of impact on society.” — TNS c m y b Actor Varun Dhawan says Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are his “adopted” parents. On his way to London, Varun on Wednesday shared a video along with the Padmaavat stars on Instagram and was heard saying: “...I am with my adopted parents. They are taking care of me in this journey...” Deepika, 33, then said in the video that she and Ranveer took good care of the Badlapur star. “We made sure he had his dinner, slept well, had his breakfast and went to the loo... and now we are blessing him,” she said. On the acting front, Varun will next be seen in Kalank and Street Dancer 3D. Directed by Abhishek Verman, Kalank, which also stars Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur, is releasing on April 17. Street Dance 3D is a dance drama being directed by Remo D’Souza, who helmed the previous two installments ABCD: Anybody Can Dance and ABCD 2. The film is slated to release on November 8. It also features Prabhudheva, Shraddha Kapoor Aparshakti Khurana and Norah Fatehi in pivotal roles. — IANS
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