15102020-LSTC-01.qxd 10/14/2020 11:31 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Hi Nancy Veteran Hollywood actor Penelope Ann Miller has been roped in to star as Nancy Reagan in Reagan, a biopic of former President Ronald Reagan. PTI LUDHIANA | THURSDAY | 15 OCTOBER 2020 Beauty & the troll... Richa Chadha Done and dusted Payal Ghosh finally tenders apology to Richa Chadha On Wednesday, Richa Chadha and Payal Ghosh settled their dispute and filed consent terms at Bombay High Court. Under the settlement, Payal withdrew her statement made against Richa and tendered an unconditional apology. In return, Richa cancelled her defamation suit against Payal which she had filed last week. Richa had accused Payal for making a false, baseless, indecent and derogatory statement against her and also sought monetary compensation as damages. Now that the case has been resolved, Payal took to her social media account and wrote, “Our consent term with certain conditions has been finalised, filed and accepted by Hon’ble High Court as an amicable settlement. No one wins, no one lost. It’s a case of win-win.” Richa also tweeted, “Done…” PAYAL GHOSH ‘You are a gift from God’ for daughter Sunny Leone pens note I With a jewellery brand's latest campaign Ekatvam being pulled down on account of trolling, many thinking persons are asking —Do a few trolls make a country? Sheetal IT’S RIDICULOUS N this age of social media, you never know whether your concept will bomb or become a hit. A recent campaign of the jewellery brand Tanishq, called Ekatvam, which means oneness, was trolled mercilessly. The trolls accused the brand of promoting love jihad. After Tanishq made their new campaign public on October 10, ahead of the festive season, in no time the ad was given a negative spin. Within three days, Tanishq had to take their promotional film down and also issue an apology on their official Twitter handle. It read, “The idea behind Ekatvam campaign is to celebrate the coming together of people from different walks of life, local communities and families during these challenging times and celebrate the beauty of oneness. This film has stimulated divergent and severe reactions, contrary to its very objective. We are deeply saddened with the inad- Actress-model Nikkesha says the outrage is ridiculous. She says, “This is not the time to look at the other person through the lens of caste, colour, religion or race. We have grown past it. So, threatening promoters to take back a positive message like this is worrisome. The power to protest should be used wisely.” VIDEO GRAB OF THE CAMPAIGN vertent stirring of emotions and withdraw this film keeping in mind the hurt sentiments and well being of our employees, partners and store staff.” With the Tanishq’s employees being threatened, many tweeting in favour of it, we bring you the reactions of the celebs and opinion makers. FOR THE VOICE MATTERS Divya Dutta, who is the narrator in the campaign, posted right back at the call-out, “But sir don’t we all promote brotherhood? We as India are all about that. That’s our soul sir. Unity in diversity bachpan mein sunte the. Aise to kitne ads hote the. Koi kuch REACTION TOO QUICK Nisha on her 5th birthday Sunny Leone has posted a note for daughter Nisha on her birthday on Wednesday. “Happy Birthday to my sweet angel Nisha Kaur Weber. You were the light in our lives the second we found out you were going to be our baby girl. I can’t believe you are going to be five! You are smart, thoughtful, loving, caring, always take of your brothers, and most of all our gift from God,” Sunny wrote on Instagram. —IANS (L-R) SWARA BHASKER, DIVYA DUTTA & KANGANA RANAUT One for IAS aspirants Actor Sonu Sood’s special gesture on his mother’s death anniversary After working tirelessly for migrant workers and frontline warriors, Sonu Sood has now taken up a new venture. On his mother Saroj Sood’s 13th death anniversary, Sonu has come up with a scholarship programme called Prof Saroj Sood Scholarships to support IAS aspirants. Under the programme, scholarships will be avail- able to students for online and on-campus courses. Sonu took to Instagram on Tuesday and shared details of the programme. He wrote, “October 13; thirteen years since my mother passed away. She left behind a legacy of education. On her anniversary today, I pledge to support IAS aspirants reach their goals through Prof Saroj Sood Scholarships. Seeking blessings. Miss you maa.” A STILL FROM RICKSHAWALA Soni Razdan, actor Dr Sandeep Goyal, chairman, Mogaé Media, who has been in this field for the past 36 years, believes that the decision to withdraw the ad was too quick. He says, “It is sad that they buckled so soon. If they had the conviction to create the ad, then they should have had the spine to stand up to the trolling. The back-out was too quick. Quoting threats to employees and stores should have been Dear @TanishqJewelry.., change your advisors. A few trolls do not make a country. ... #india Chetan Bhagat, author “Dear #tanishq, most people attacking you can’t afford you anyway. And given where their thinking will take this economy, they soon won’t have jobs and hence definitely won’t able to buy anything from #tanishq in the future too. Don’t worry about them.” Faissal Khan Some old movies are set to re-release in cinemas turns director Aamir Khan’s brother Faissal Khan, who is best remembered for his role in the movie Mela, is making his directorial debut with romantic thriller film Faactory. Besides direction, Faissal will also play the lead role in the film which also stars Rajkumar Kanojia, Roaleey Ryan, Ribbhu Mehra and Sharad Singh. The film is expected to release on an OTT platform soon. Rickshawalatravels to Melbourne and Madrid Director Ram Kamal Mukherjee’s upcoming film Rickshawala has been selected for Imagine India International Film Festival in Madrid and will also be a part of the 11th International Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. The film stars Avinash Dwivedi and Sangita Sinha in the lead roles. Melbourne International Indian Film Festival curator Uma da Cunhna in a statement said, “Ram Kamal’s film is a telling depiction of the disparities and hardship faced by a migrant whose life encompasses the travails of nai kehta tha.. par chalein thought through before sabke apne vichar!” launching the campaign.” On the far right stands KanIN SUPPORT gana Ranaut, who has a difSwara Bhasker, actor ferent interpretation Sad lack of spine and says, “The conand conviction. cept wasn’t as Numerous women much a problem (and men) get as the execution death threats on was. The fearful social media on a Hindu girl apologetSoni Razdan daily basis… they ically expressing her stand up to it. Unforgratitude to her inlaws for the acceptance of her tunate that a large corporate faith. Isn’t she the woman of conglomerate is unable to the house? Why is she at gather the courage (and their mercy? Why so meek resources) to withstand a few and timid in her own house? days of trolling! Face with rolling eyes #tanishq Shameful.” the needy in cosmopolitan Kolkata.” This year, IIFFM will be organised virtually from October 23. Rickshawala revolves around contemporary issues of unemployment and migrant oppression in India. “I am happy that our film has been selected for the prestigious festivals at Melbourne and Madrid. I wanted to tell a simple story and since I have spent my childhood in North Kolkata, I wanted to tell this story of rickshaw-pullers,” says director Ram Kamal Mukherjee. As cinema halls reopen in India from today with a strict set of guidelines, producers want to play safe. Instead of releasing new films, many old films are set to re-release in theatres. After PM Narendra Modi, now six more films will be back on silver screen. These include Ajay Devgn and Kajol’s Tanhaji - The Unsung Warrior, Taapsee Pannu’s Thappad, Aditya Roy Kapur – Disha Patani’s Malang, Ayushmann Khurrana’s Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff-starrer War and late Sushant Singh Rajput’s Kedarnath. Not just that, a discussion on having theatrical release of films that had a direct OTT release during the lockdown is also in progress. This list includes Shakuntala Devi, Gunjan Saxena and Gulabo Sitabo. Meanwhile, under the guidelines by Home Ministry, cinema halls can operate at 50 per cent capacity. According to statement issued by the PVR authorities theatres will open from October 16. Some Punjabi movies like Carry On Jatta 2 and Sardarji will be rereleased. Cinema halls in tricity are likely to re-open this Friday. Set for a re-run SHUBH MANGAL ZYADA SAAVDHAN TANHAJI - THE UNSUNG WARRIOR c m y b KEDARNATH MALANG THAPPAD WAR
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