07102020-LSTC-01.qxd 10/6/2020 11:34 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Discussion Priyanka Chopra and Chris Hemsworth will have an important discussion on climate change at the closing ceremony of TED Countdown on October 10. CHANDIGARH | WEDNESDAY | 7 OCTOBER 2020 Deeper, darker & explosive SHABANA AZMI ‘Believing in her own myth’ Kangana fears the day when she’ll stop making headlines: Shabana Kangana Ranaut has been quite active on Twitter and often grabs headlines with her posts. While a few support her, others condemn her outbursts. Now, veteran actress Shabana Azmi has spoken about Kangana in a recent interaction. Azmi said, “Kangana has started believing in her own myth. She says she taught feminism to the film industry and she taught it nationalism. I’m glad she spelled that out because nobody else had noticed! I think she fears KANGANA RANAUT the day when she will no longer be in the headlines and so has to keep making outrageous statements to stay in the news.” Shabana also reacted to the film industry being targeted; she added, “My primary identity is that of being a Hindi film industry actor and I am very proud of it. Unfortunately, the Hindi film industry is a sitting duck; it is easy to hurl malevolent accusations at it. It is a systematic campaign to divert attention from real issues, failing economy, China border tensions, spiralling Covid cases, and farmers’ agitation by putting the spotlight on the supposed ills of the film industry… The Hindi film industry is not a monolith, neither is it composed only of actors. How can you paint the whole lot with one brush?” Mirzapur 2promises more excitement, the cast shares what it takes to play edgy characters Pankaj says when people address him as Kaaleen bhaiya, he feels that someday he might have to print a boarding pass with that name! Sheetal A FTER two long years, the trailer launch of Mirzapur Season 2 on Tuesday was a rocking affair. As the star cast comes together virtually, we dig deeper to find out more. Tough call The demeanor of everything bad in the rough world of Mirzapur is Munna bhaiya, played by Divyenndu Sharma, and for him the hangover of Season 1 is not over. “The memes have been one constant since the success of Season 1 and no matter how subtle you want to play it, you just cannot due to the love of fans.” “To play a character like Munna, who is emotionally unstable, was not easy. My attempt was to bring out his humane side.” Well-crafted characters As the trailer says ‘revenge will know no fear’, one of the two directors, Gurmmeet Singh, says, “Our strength was well-crafted characters and we stayed true to them. We have stuck to our story and brought in few new characters as well, which were important to take the story further. We also brought in other states into the picture. In short, our idea was to make it deeper, darker and more explosive.” Created by Puneet Krishna, the second season has been directed by Gurmmeet Singh and Mihir Desai. A STILL FROM MIRZAPUR SEASON 1 DIVYENNDU SHARMA VIJAY VARMA Saw it, finally Kaaleen bhaiya, or the King of Mirzapur, aka Pankaj Tripathi, says, “I had a busy schedule, but the lockdown gave me time to watch my own work in Mirzapur. To be honest, I did find some flaws. Although I am not the person who would boast about my work, but this was honestly something good that I have been a part of.” About the popularity of his character, c m y b SHWETA TRIPATHI Interest factor ‘ We were never gone’… Beams the cast on being asked how difficult it was to play their roles after a long gap. Ali Fazal, who plays Guddu, explains, “The audience kept us in news. Every day there were new memes.” Shweta Tripathi’s alter ego, Golu, has gone sassier. Golu with a gun on the poster definitely grabbed eyeballs. Shweta is upbeat about the role reversal, “There is angst, fire and revenge on her mind, as the two people she loved the most have been taken away from her.” Vijay Varma is one of the new entrants in the show. Streams on Amazon Prime on October 23.
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