12102020-LSTC-01.qxd 10/12/2020 12:03 AM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE He too! Madhuri Dixit’s husband Dr Shriram Nene has launched his YouTube channel to talk about health and lifestyle. Madhuri took to social media to announce it. CHANDIGARH | MONDAY | 12 OCTOBER 2020 ‘I want no filmi touch’ Gurnaaz Kaur H Ira clinically depressed Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan shares a video Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan took to her social media account on Sunday and shared a video, in which she revealed that she has been clinically depressed for more than four years now. In the video, Ira says, “I’m clinically depressed. For over a year now I’ve wanted to do something for mental health but I wasn’t sure what to do. So, I’ve decided to take you on a journey and see what happens. Hopefully, we’ll get to know ourselves slightly better and mental illness better. And I’ve thought of so many things to say.” Sharing the video, Ira writes, “A lot has been going on, a lot of people have a lot to say. Things are really confusing and stressful and simple and okay but not okay and... life all together. There’s no way to say it all in one go. But I’d like to think I’ve figured some stuff out…” Akshay Kumar spotted at YRF The actor resumes Prithviraj shoot Akshay Kumar has kick-started the shooting for YRF’s big-ticket entertainer Prithviraj, based on the life and heroism of the king Prithviraj Chauhan. The team had completed a major chunk of its filming before the coronavirus pandemic hit the nation. YRF has now built an extravagant set inside the YRF Studios. A source says, “Akshay started the shoot on October 10 and Sonu Sood also joined on the same day. Manushi Chillar will join on the October 13 and Sanjay Dutt will start post Diwali.” Director Chandraprakash Dwivedi confirms, “Yes, we have resumed Prithviraj shoot at YRF Studios.” ARI SINGH NALWA, the longest serving Commanderin- Chief of the Sikh Khalsa Fauj, was the right hand of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. He joined the Sikh army at a tender age of 13 and led the first victory at the age of 18. He killed a tiger in a hand-tohand combat when he was 17. He fought 22 battles in his lifetime and lost none. But today, this warrior, who was so revered by one and all, is probably not known to the millennials. Call it lack of interest in history or the changing means of consuming content. No one can deny Author Vanit Nalwa is happy that her biography on Hari Singh Nalwa, Commander-in-Chief of the Khalsa Fauj, will be adapted into a web series. But she wants it to be close to reality the reach of visual medium and author Vanit Nalwa, a direct descendent of Hari Singh Nalwa, concurs. After having written the biography of the greatest Sikh general ever, she has now given the rights to Almighty Motion Picture to turn it into a web series. “I was prompted to write the book during an interview. Towards the end of the conversation, the journalist very casually asked me about my surname and then it veered towards Hari Singh Nalwa. There were questions I had answers to but there were some to which I told him I would look up and let him know. That got me thinking that I didn’t know enough about my background.” Her quest for credibility led VANIT NALWA ❝ In this miniature painting Hari Singh Nalwa, dressed in a peach attire, is seen behind Maharaja Ranjit Singh. This painting is from the private collection of a UK-based collector. to a research spanning eight years. “When I went to the National Archives of India, the lady there took me to the foreign section and it startled me. I asked her why foreign section and she said because Sikh empire was a foreign country.” There has been no looking back. She got so much information from thereon that she is today working on her second book on Maharaja Ranjit Singh. From defining the maps of that time to the wars that Hari Singh Nalwa won and all the territory conquered by him, the issue with Kashmir, the book titled Hari Singh Nalwa: Champion of The Khalsa Ji has all the details. But coming back to picturising it, Vanit says, “The historic signifi- COVER OF THE BOOK cance of the Sikh empire is not known to many. Sardar Hari Singh Nalwa dedicated his life in the service of the Almighty. What better way than Almighty Motion Pictures acquiring the rights.” After two meetings with THE POSTAL STAMP Prabhleen, Vanit says she agreed. “She knew about Hari Singh Nalwa and she agreed to not add any Bollywood touch to it. I want it to be as close to reality as it can be.” While Vanit got what she wanted, actor-producer Showing in cinemas this month… Movie buffs are happy as cinema halls are finally reopening on October 15. While filmmakers are figuring out the release dates of their upcoming flicks, here’s a list of movies that are set to hit theatres this month: From ordinary to extra-ordinary PM Narendra Modi: October 15 Vivek Oberoi-starrer PM Narendra Modi, a biopic on the Prime Minister of India, will be the first film to hit the theatres. This 2019 film will re-release on October 15. The movie traces the journey of Narendra Modi. Producer Ssandip Singh feels that the last time the film released in theatres, it fell prey to political agenda and not many could watch the film. What a ride! Khaali Peeli: October 16 Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Panday’s masala entertainer Khaali Peeli, which streams on Zeeplex, will see its theatrical release on October 16. The film is about two childhood sweethearts Pooja and Blackie who get separated due to circumstances when they were kids. Pooja, who is now a prostitute, decides to escape the brothel with a bag full of stolen money. She bumps into Blackie, who is now a taxi driver, which leads to a series of chase. It’s funny My Spy: October 16 After its successful international release, My Spy was supposed to release in India in March. However, the lockdown had put the release on hold. The film is now set to make its way to cinema halls on October 16. The action comedy is directed by Peter Segal and stars Dave Bautista, Chloe Coleman, Kristen Schaal and Parisa Fitz-Henley in key roles. The film follows a CIA agent, who finds himself at the mercy of a nine-year-old girl. Heist amid hurricane Force of Nature: October 23 Force of Nature is an American action film directed by Michael Polish. It stars Emile Hirsch, Kate Bosworth, Mel Gibson, David Zayas, Stephanie Cayo, Will Catlett and Swen Temmel among others. The film revolves around a gang of thieves in Puerto Rico. They plan a heist during a hurricane. The film was theatrically released in several overseas countries in June this year but in India, it will be released in cinemas on October 23. Who’s watching them? The Rental: October 30 Horror film The Rental is produced and directed by Dave Franco. Dave marks his debut as a director with this one. Based on a story by Mike Demski, the film stars Dan Stevens, Alison Brie and Sheila Vand in lead roles. It follows two couples who begin to suspect that they are being watched in their house. The film was released on video-on-demand and in select theatres in the US on July 24. It will now see its India theatrical release on October 30. c m y b WE ARE SO FASCINATED BY THE CONCEPT OF SUPERHEROES OF THE WEST BUT HARI SINGH NALWA IS THE REAL SUPERHERO. HE HAS CREATED HISTORY AND EVERYONE MUST KNOW IT. PRABHLEEN KAUR Prabhleen Kaur is thrilled about the opportunity. “We are so fascinated by the concept of superheroes of the West but Hari Singh Nalwa is the real superhero. His deeds are larger than life and he is not a figment of imagination. He has created history and everyone must know it.” Having begun the search for a scriptwriter and other stages of preproduction, Prabhleen thinks this will need much more work than any other series. “I am looking for the right kind of team to begin the work. It might take a year or maybe even more because I cannot treat it as just another project. It is very close to my heart and I will not compromise at any level.” Kangana wraps upThalaivi shoot Kangana Ranaut, who had recently resumed shooting for Thalaivi, a biopic of J. Jayalalithaa, has wrapped up the shoot. The actress took to her Instagram page on Sunday and shared a few photos from the sets. She captioned the post stating, “With the blessings of Jaya Ma, we completed one more schedule of Thalaivi—the revolutionary leader. After coronavirus, many things are different but between action and before cut nothing changes. Thank you team...” In Thalaivi, Kangana plays the titular role of J. Jayalalithaa, the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. The film is helmed by AL Vijay and will be released in multiple languages. Now, after completing the schedule, Kangana has headed back to her hometown Manali. The actress was spotted at the Hyderabad airport while making her way back home. At the airport, Kangana donned a stylish look wearing a white shirt and blue ripped skinny jeans. She paired it up with black booties. She threw a grey plaid coat on her shoulders and completed her look with black wayfarer sunglasses.
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