16102020-LSTL-01.qxd 10/15/2020 11:38 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE I’m back Prithviraj sees Manushi Chhillar playing the role of the gorgeous Sanyogita, the love of the king’s life. Manushi is thrilled to be back on the sets with Akshay. LUDHIANA | FRIDAY | 16 OCTOBER 2020 First day, old show As some cinema halls re-open today, both theatre owners and viewers try to tread carefully O Actor and WWE wrestler John Cena, who will next be seen in Fast & Furious 9 and The Suicide Squad, is now a married man! John has reportedly tied the knot with his girlfriend Shay Shariatzade in Tampa, Florida. The couple had a private ceremony at John’s hometown on October 12. Rumours were rife for quite some time that the pair was engaged especially after Shariatzadeh was spotted wearing a big diamond ring. John and Shay were first publicly spotted in Vancouver, towards early 2019 when Cena was shooting for Playing with Fire. While John rules WWE and Hollywood, Shay works as a product manager in Vancouver. This is John Cena’s second marriage. He was earlier married to his college sweetheart Elizabeth Huberdeau from 2009 to 2012. WHAT TO EXPECT A spokesperson from PVR says, “The shows of Tanhaji and Thappad are scheduled while many Punjabi movies, old as well as the ones released week before the lockdown, are put to test. For the English movies, we have a plan to make available the Oscar-nominated movies. The call will be taken after seeing the business in the first week. There are some attractive gift card offers where we are offering discount of 30 per cent. For instance a gift card of Rs 1000 will cost you Rs 650.” About the safety, he confirms, “We have got antimicrobial treatment done in our halls which will be valid for a month and installed hand sanitisers as well. The markings are done to follow social distancing and seating arrangement would be such that each person would be at safe distance from the next. ‘It’s payback time’ Sandip Ssingh sues news channel, seeks Rs 200 crore compensation Producer Sandip Ssingh, who has been in news ever since the demise of Sushant Singh Rajput, has sent a legal notice to a prominent news channel and its editor-in-chief for airing defamatory news reports against him. Sandip took to his Instagram and shared snapshots of the legal notice. “It’s payback time @republicworld #Defamation #EnoughIsEnough.” In the six-page long notice, Sandip’s lawyer states, “The channel was falsely imputing my client in TV debates, programmes, social media platforms almost every day without any cogent evidence and intentionally interfering in the investigation carried out by the investigations agencies such as CBI and Mumbai Police.” How Lovely! Ileana DCruz and Randeep Hooda star in an upcoming comedy that deals with the Indian obsession for fair skin. Filming is expected to start next month. Set in Haryana, the film titled Unfair & Lovely chronicles the story of a dusky girl who constantly has to fend against prejudices and biases that Indian society harbours against dark skin. Ileana plays the role of Lovely and she is paired with Randeep for the first time. “Essaying Lovely is definitely WHAT & WHERE! In Chandigarh, PVR Centra Mall, PVR City Centre- IT Park, Fun Cinemas and Pic- Ileana, Randeep in comedy film about India’s obsession with fair skin ❝ new genre for myself. I got hooked on to this story from the first narration itself and can’t wait to get started on this one,” he said. The film will mark the directorial debut of Balwinder Singh Janjua, who has worked as a screenplay writer for Saand Ki Aankh and Mubarakan. “Unfair and Lovely is a rooted story based on our everyday life observations that reflect a reality of today’s world. It gives me great pleasure to begin my directorial venture with this film,” said Janjua. —IANS cinemas are opening - PVR Centra Mall, PVR City Centre- IT Park, Fun Cinemas, Piccadily Square. ■ Films that are on: Tanhaji, Thappad, Housefull 4, Mission Mangal and Punjabi Chal Mera Putt, Carry On Jatta 2, Qismat, Muklawa and Sardaar ji. ■ For the safety measures PVR Cinemas has put up anti-microbial film at the entry and exit point. ■ Book My Show, a mobile app to book tickets for events and movies, has started a family pass to attract customers which will have exciting discounts on each ticket purchase. ■ One has to maintain social distancing, do with pre-packaged food and give up the luxury of being served on the seat. PREPARATIONS ARE IN FULL SWING TO REOPEN THEATRES ❝ ❝ KARANBIR SINGH WARAICH MANPREET JOHAL IT’S HEARTENING THAT CINEMAS ARE REOPENING. SAFETY COMES FIRST AND THE RULES ARE FOR OUR BENEFIT ONLY. WHILE I AM STILL CONCERNED ABOUT THE AIR TRAPPED INSIDE, I WOULD TAKE MY CHANCE! cadily Square are reopening from October 16. The screens at Elante will take a decision based on early response. Piccadily Square has planned 13 shows on Friday to begin with. Hindi movies Tanhaji, Thappad, Housefull 4, Mission Mangal and Punjabi films Chal Mera Putt, Carry On Jatta 2, Qismat, Muklawa and Sardaar ji will be screened at the multiplexes. Salman Khan lends support! Faraaz Khan, who has been a part of FARAAZ KHAN movies such as Fareb, Mehndi, Prithvi, Dulhan Banoo Main Teri and TV shows like Ssshhhh...Koi Hai and Raat Hone Ko Hai, is currently admitted in the Intensive Care Unit of Bengaluru’s Vikram Hospital. He was rushed to the hospital on October 8 following a chest infection. Faraaz’s brother Fahmaan Khan, who is also an actor, has asked for financial help and has started a fundraising platform. In the fundraiser plea, And now, reports suggest that Salman Khan has come to the aid of Faraaz and has been paying his medical bills. Kashmera Shah was full of praise for Salman. Taking to Instagram, Kashmera wrote, “You are truly a great Human Being. Thank you for taking care of Faraaz Khan and his medical bills. Actor Faraaz Khan is in critical condition and Salman has stood by his side and helped him.” ILEANA DCRUZ ABOUT THE DECISION TO RELEASE MY LATEST FILM GALWAKDI, I WOULD WAIT TILL DECEMBER. RIGHT NOW UDA AIDA, RABB DA RADIO AND ANGREJ ARE THE KIND OF MOVIES I CAN WATCH FOR THE SECOND TIME ON BIG SCREEN. On Thursday, the Punjab government announced that cinemas would not open until further notice. Rajhans Cinemas, Panchkula, is expected to reopen next week ensuring all the necessary steps before opening. Their spokesperson assures that safety comes first. While the picture will be clear only by Friday, early response to the films looks tepid. At Book My Show, not SALMAN KHAN I’VE BEEN CAPTIVATED BY THE COMEDY GENRE FOR THE LONGEST TIME. NOW THAT THIS AMAZING STORY HAS COME ALONG, I’M VERY EXCITED TO EXPLORE THIS NEW GENRE FOR MYSELF. RANDEEP HOODA going to be a very different and a unique experience for me and many people across all demographic would be able to relate to this character. What I love about the film is that its narrative isn’t preachy; it’s a funny story that will leave viewers smiling and laughing,” said Ileana. Randeep feels making people laugh is not easy. “I’ve been captivated by the comedy genre for the longest time. Now that this amazing story has come along, I’m very excited to explore this THIS IS THE NEW NORMAL ■ To begin with only four PHOTOS: NITIN MITTAL John Cena marries Shay Shariatzadeh H, for that simple life in the BC (before corona) when Fridays were reserved for a new release. Unlocks after unlocks, and after pulling back the decision multiple times to reopen theatres, cinemas start today, albeit with old movies. While Chandigarh is ready, due to Punjab government’s decision Mohali cinemas will remain shut. The screens in Panchkula are still putting in necessary measures to be finally ready. One got to maintain social distancing, do with pre-packaged food and give up the luxury of being served on the seat. a single seat has been booked for Punjabi movies like Chal Mera Putt 2 till Thursday evening. Hindi movie Thappad had most occupancy as per BMS app at City Centre IT Park followed by Tanhaji, though the number of booked seats is countable. CINE BUFFS’ DELIGHT Karanbir Singh Waraich is really excited about opening Winner takes it all Post Malone wins big at Billboard Music Awards 2020 Billboard Music Awards 2020, which was scheduled for April, was postponed due to coronavirus pandemic. Almost six months later, the 2020 BBMAs finally happened live on NBC on October 14. Kelly Clarkson hosted the show for the third consecutive year. The show kicked off with a lively performance of Higher Love, featuring Pentatonix and percussionist Sheila E.The socially distanced affair saw Post Malone as the top winner who took home nine trophies, including Top Artist, Top Rap Male Artist, Top Rap Album, Top Rap Tour among others. The highlight of the show was a performance by global superstars BTS. Dressed in maroon jazz style suits, the band lit up the stage with their chart-topping single Dynamite. The international musician bagged the Top Song Sales Artist. Lizzo stepped on the stage sporting a dress with the word ‘Vote’ printed all over the outfit. LILLY SINGH AND POST MALONE BILLY EILISH c m y b of theatres. “It’s heartening to have cinemas opening. Corona or not, sitting at home many had a brush with depression.” Pretty satisfied with the safety measures put in place, he is okay with social distancing inside the hall. “Safety comes first and the rules are for our benefit only. While I am still concerned about the air trapped inside, I would still take my chance!” Producer Manpreet Johal, who has produced Rabb Da Radio, explains, “I am excited about the news but the Punjab government has cancelled the reopening in the state. About the decision to release my latest film Galwakdi, I would wait till December. The reason being we have to release the movie worldwide and things are not looking bright elsewhere also.” Ask him what movie would he like to watch and he quips, “Uda Aida, Rabb Da Radio and Angrej are the kind of movies I can watch for the second time.” LAUREN DAIGLE, LIZZO & KHALID (BELOW)
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