08102020-LSTC-01.qxd 10/7/2020 11:21 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Break time Taapsee Pannu has taken a much-needed break amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, as she recently flew to Maldives with her girl gang. CHANDIGARH | THURSDAY | 8 OCTOBER 2020 Till justice is done... SARA ALI KHAN WITH SAIF ALI KHAN As Rhea Chakraborty gets bail, most celebrities are happy that the trauma is over for her at the moment and hoping those blaming her will pause Close ties A Saif rubbishes reports of distancing himself from Sara After Sara Ali Khan was summoned by NCB during its drug case investigation, there were reports that her father, Saif Ali Khan, had distanced himself from her. Reports suggested that Saif left for Delhi along with his wife, Kareena Kapoor Khan, and son, Taimur, as he wanted to be away from the controversy. It was also alleged that Saif had a fight with his ex-wife Amrita Singh after Sara’s name cropped up in the matter. Rubbishing all these reports, in a recent interaction, Saif Ali Khan said, “I am always there for them. I love and adore all my three children. It’s true that I spend a lot of time with Taimur. But I am constantly connected with my elder son Ibrahim and my daughter Sara. All my three children have different places in my heart. If I am not happy with Sara about something, Taimur can’t make me feel better about it... I feel each of my three children require a different kind of attention. I could have a long chat on the phone or have dinner with Sara or Ibrahim, which I can’t do with Taimur.” ❝ FTER the news broke out about Sushant Singh Rajput’s post mortem report, which ruled out murder theory, voices started gathering for Rhea Chakraborty’s bail. Celebs welcomed the Bombay High Court’s decision to grant bail to Rhea on social media. Some from the film fraternity wished Rhea rest and justice after spending 28 days in jail. Rhea Chakraborty, who was arrested on September 9, finally got out on bail, with conditions, on October 7. “#rheagetsbail. About time!” posted Swara Bhasker. Soni Razdan posted emoji of folded hands tagging @MumbaiHighCourt. Farhan Akhtar and Kanika Dhillon called out the anchors. Akhtar tweeted, EVERYONE OWES #RHEACHAKRABORTY AN APOLOGY ... THERE MUST BE AN INVESTIGATION INTO PEOPLE WHO STARTED THESE MURDER CONSPIRACY THEORIES . Ira turns tattoo artist — HUMA QURESHI PICTURE SHARED BY IRA ON INSTAGRAM Superstar Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan has a hidden talent — she is a tattoo artist! Ira recently displayed her artistic skills by sharing a couple of pictures and a video. Taking to her official Instagram handle, Ira first shared a picture where she is busy inking the tattoo. Feigning shock, she wrote: “What?” with a couple of emojis to follow. Within no time, Fatima Sana Shaikh commented, “What are you doing!!!!” Actor IRA KHAN WITH AAMIR KHAN Gulshan Devaiah wrote, “Careful with the axe.” In her next post, Ira shared a video of her finished job and captioned it as, “Bucket list item #5: Done. I just did my first tattoo! Me. Thanks @nupur_shikhare for trusting me and @ironbuzztattoos for making it possible. Not bad, right? I think I have an alternate career…” “Any shrill anchors apologising for the hell they put #RheaChakraborty and her family through? Didn’t think so. But watch them shift the goalpost now... they’re notorious for that.” Kanika Dhillon wrote, “Thanku! #BombayHC 4 restoring some dignity...” Justice for Rhea Taapsee Pannu posted: “Hope her time in jail has sufficed the egos of a lot of people out there, who in the name of justice for Sushant fulfilled their personal/professional agendas. Praying she doesn’t become bitter towards the life she has ahead of her. Life is unfair but at least it’s not over as yet.” Pannu also took a jibe at Kangana who has been vocal about the murder conspiracy in SSR’s death, “Hey! Now that both CBI and AIIMS have concluded that #SushantSinghRajput tragically died by suicide... weren’t some people going to return their government bestowed awards???” HANSAL MEHTA ALI FAZAL KANIKA DHILLON ANUBHAV SINHA FARHAN AKHTAR HUMA QURESHI “Finally!!! She gets bail. #Rhea Chakraborty” wrote director Anubhav Sinha , adding, “The next thing CBI should probably investigate is who were the people running the Sushant murder conspiracy theory and why. They must go to jail” Others were succinct in their message, “Thank god!” posted Ali Fazal. “Go get some rest girl,” posted Hansal Mehta. Meanwhile, Huma Qureshi tweeted, “Everyone owes #RheaChakraborty an apology ... And there must be an investigation into people who started these murder conspiracy theories ... Shame SWARA BHASKER on you for destroying a girl @Tweet2Rhea.” Flip side Not all seemed relieved at the decision though. Kamal R Khan wrote, “Finally everyone has got bail. #SushantSinghRajput committed suicide confirmed by #CBI and #AIIMS. No foul play and nobody is responsible. 110 days drama is over. So why was all this drama RHEA’S LAWYER ISSUES STATEMENT Rhea Chakraborty finally got bail from the Bombay High Court after spending 28 days in jail. She was arrested in the drug case by the NCB. However, her brother Showik Chakraborty has been denied bail owing to financial transactions between him and the drug dealer Abdul Basit Parihar, who was also arrested by the NCB. Along with Rhea, Sushant Singh Rajput’s staff, Samuel Miranda and Dipesh Sawant, have also been granted bail. Reacting to the judgement, Rhea’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde in a statement said, “We are delighted by the order. Truth and justice have prevailed... The arrest and custody of Rhea was totally unwarranted. The hounding and witch-hunt by three central agencies, the CBI, Enforcement Directorate and the Narcotics Control Bureau should come to an end.” RHEA CHAKRABORTY Engrossing and intriguing, Bad Boy Billionaires: India, however, is more exalting in tone than disparaging Mona Who doesn’t know about Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi and Subrata Roy? Yet, Bad Boy Billionaires: India offers a refreshing take on these three men, who became largerthan-life, and their eventual fall from grace. While those following the financial world might be wellversed with their life stories; for even a layman, these form a great spectacle. Told by their former employees, friends, journalists, investors, partners; the three episodes run like a film’s plot — the rise, intrigue and retribution. The King of Good Times, directed by Dylan Mohan Gray, Vijay Mallya’s story is that of a liquor baron at a time when pub culture was yet to find feet in India. An extravagant lifestyle, chairman of Kingfisher Airlines is shown in all hues, yet it seems like an attempt to play down his crime. Mallya’s friends — Shobhaa De, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Manoviraj Khosla and more — come together to narrate the fascinating tale. NET, FLICKS & MORE Fallen from grace Docu-series: Bad Boy Billionaires: India Directors: Dylan Mohan Gray, Johanna Hamilton and Nick Reed Rating: The crescendo builds as the documentary culled from newspaper headlines and tel- ly interviews takes the tale forward. One awaits the fall, but that’s hurried and not entirely the focus. Diamonds Aren’t Forever is another magical tale from Diamond city of India, Surat, directed by Johanna Hamilton. It is about the ambition of a man, who dreamt of rubbing shoulders with Cartier or by #CBI and #NCB if Mumbai police was right? Proved, everything is having a price in India.” — TNS Tiffany and almost got there. But the road to this dream of Nirav Modi was built on fraud. Raising letters of undertaking, missing cash collaterals; the man, who brought celebs from Hollywood and Bollywood together at his store launch in New York, slipped just before the big news broke out. Unlike the first, this episode has a heroine — Nirav’s wife Ami Modi — who worked as a perfect partner. As Modi established his empire, he played God to the poor, who got jobs and more. However, once again the focus of this story too is more on the good than the bad. What the story of Saharsri — Subrata Roy of the Sahara Group — lacks in terms of celeb glitz, is covered by the immense support he found in the power of small-time investors, whom he turned into a parivar. Directed by c m y b Nick Reed, The World’s Biggest Family is about a vision that began on a Lambretta through the heartland of economically weak Uttar Pradesh and reached dizzying heights. Roy, who helped the poor sail through big and small expenses of life, eventually was put behind bars for fraud. After two years in jail before being let out on parole, Roy eventually raised 1.2 billion dollars that was returned by the authorities to investors. It’s a story told from the point of view of small-time investors, many of who still consider, hona nahi chahiye par parivar main aisi battein ho jaati hain.” One enjoys the remarkable stories — three almost Greek heroes (that’s how they seem painted) with one fatal flaw. Facts stranger than fiction, the narrative is woven beautifully. Though it seems like propaganda to clean up their image, one wonders why many tried to stall the release of this docu-series? The episode on Ramalinga Raju, founder of Satyam Computer Services, is yet to be aired. Big B to welcome special guests (L-R)RITEISH DESHMUKH, SUNIL SHROFF AND AMITABH BACHCHAN This Friday, as a part of the Karamveer special episode, Amitabh Bachchan will extend a warm welcome to Dr Sunil Shroff, founder and managing trustee of Mohan Foundation, and accompanying him on the hot seat of Kaun Banega Crorepati will be actor Riteish Deshmukh. Started in 1997, Mohan (Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network) Foundation is an NGO that has been working towards spreading awareness about organ donation since the last two decades. On a social media platform, Riteish had recently pledged to donate his organs and his wife, Genelia Deshmukh, had also done the same. Said Riteish, “We have been thinking about this for a few years now. During the lockdown, we got a lot of time to think about what we should do…” BIG B
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