20102020-LSTC-01.qxd 10/19/2020 11:32 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE No stop Aamir Khan is shooting in Delhi for Laal Singh Chaddha. While doing an action scene, Aamir suffered a rib injury. However, the actor resumed shoot by popping some pain killers. LUDHIANA | TUESDAY | 20 OCTOBER 2020 Memories that never fade Badhaai ho! Wedding festivities of Kangana’s brother Aksht begin Kangana Ranaut’s brother Aksht is all set to tie the nuptial knot soon and his pre-wedding festivities kickstarted on Sunday. Kangana posted a video on her Instagram in which she is seen applying haldi to Aksht’s face. The actress described that the function is called KANGANA WITH AKSHT Badhaai in Himachal Pradesh. She said the ritual was that the ‘mama’ (mother’s brother) receives an invitation for the wedding before others. Kangana also spilled that Aksht is getting married in November. Sharing the video, the actress wrote, “Today at nana’s house in Mandi for Aksht’s Badhaai, it’s flagging off wedding invites, a ceremony arranged by maternal grandparents.” Kangana’s sister Rangoli also shared the video. For many actors Ramlila laid the foundation for their career in the entertainment industry. Celebs speak about their favourite memories of Ramlila Mona R Trial and no error Ranveer is in Rohit Shetty’s Cirkus After Simmba and Sooryavanshi, Ranveer Singh and Rohit Shetty are all set to unite for a film titled Cirkus. The movie boasts of a huge star cast and will be Rohit’s take on the classic Shakespearean play, The Comedy of Errors. The play was earlier adapted in Hindi cinema, perhaps most famously by Gulzar in the Sanjeev Kumar-starrer Angoor. Besides Ranveer in the lead, the film also stars Pooja Hegde, Jacqueline Fernandez, Varun Sharma, Siddhartha Jadhav, Johnny Lever and Sanjay Mishra. 1 AMLILA is one platform that has launched many a star. The King of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan, was a part of the vanar sena. As Ramlila gets going, actors share their favourite moments from Ramlila on stage and screen. All for Lord Hanuman It has always been fun to watch Ramlila. I remember sitting on my father’s shoulder to watch it. My favourite char- 2 acter is Lord Hanuman. It is hard to ignore the relationship between Lord Hanuman and Lord Ram. My most favourite scene from Ramlila is when Lord Hanuman makes an entry. I haven’t gotten a chance to perform in a Ramlila yet. If given a chance, I would love to portray Goddess Sita. — Rishina Kandhari 1. A scene from Ramlila (FILE PHOTO) 2. Shamin Mannan 3. Rishina Kandhari 4. Kanwalpreet Singh 5. Jyoti Sharma 6. Darshan Kumar 6 5 Fighting for Lord Ram I used to watch Ramlila with my younger brother and mom. Watching Ram, Sita, Hanuman and all our favourite characters performing live was so fascinating. I loved Bajrang Bali ji the most. His devotion to Shri Ram was amazing. Performing in Ramlila was my first step towards acting. I was around five or six, when I played a soldier in Hanuman ji’s sena. — Darshan Kumar It’s awesome My favourite Ramlila scene is the opening sequence from 3 the movie Dream Girl with Ayushmann Khurrana playing Sita. I have grown up enjoying Ramlila. Prabhu Ram is my ideal. I remember once in Sector 29, they made Shurpanakha fly directly to the stage. I was awestruck. Watching Ramlila is something that I have continued till date. This time around too, I would go with my family, and hop pandals to catch glimpses of Ramlila in different sectors while keeping a safe distance. — Karan Chhabra 4 Oh what fun! Ramlila has brought so much joy. Once in Sector 17, I got carried away and jumped with a fake sword. When people started shouting, I realised that I had landed myself in the middle of a Ramlila scene. I took a step back. I laughed so much later and the audience too. The last fight with Ravan has been my favourite scene. I like Ravan. I find him fascinating with his 10 heads. I have acted in Ramlila as a child. It was super funny as I used to exaggerate the performance much to audiences’ delight. — Kanwalpreet Singh When I have a chance I used to watch Ramlila with my family. We used to have fun mimicking the characters. The last time I watched Ramlila, I was 15. I would love to watch it again. — Jyoti Sharma For experience of a lifetime I loved the scene of Ramlila in the film Delhi-6, which also explores the caste and gender issues and raises some uncomfortable questions. I have only seen it on TV but I would love to act in one just for an experience. — Shamin Mannan Within the Lakshman rekha I grew up in Pune. The only exposure to any kind of Ramlila was the burning of Ravan. My father would walk me to the ground and I would stand there fascinated watching the burning arrow reach the gigantic Ravan and make it go into flames. I would love to watch Ramlila, but because of the pandemic I will not cross the Lakshman rekha of social distancing. — Viraf Patel firstname.lastname@example.org Doing justice to the theme Raj-Simran jodiimmortalised Nonika Singh You won’t regret a single moment invested in this piece of cinema that is as much art as a voice of protest Travesty of justice or a requiem for fair play? Only, The Trial of the Chicago 7 isn’t as simple or simplistic as any one-liner would delude yourself to believe. Based on a real incident, the Aaron Sorkin film streaming on Netflix takes you back in time. It is America of the late 1960s. Many would rightly argue not much has changed since. For as Black lives matter has proved, prejudices remain as deep-seated. Only, Trial of… isn’t just about the rights (or lack of it) of blacks. The question isn’t merely about citizens’ right to protest either. But the injustice of a system meant to deliver justice. The year is 1969 when eight protestors belonging to different groups are handpicked for a trial. As one of the defendant Abbey says, ‘we were not arrested we were chosen’. As the story unspools and the trial unravels, we learn who represents which group and what their cause celebre is. In case you have forgotten, it is the period when opposition to United States involvement in the Vietnam War picked up. The anti-Vietnam war protestors are out to disrupt the 1968 Democratic National Convention. A year later, they are on trial for inciting crowds leading to violence. Are they guilty? The government certainly The timeless Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayengeis 25 today NET, FLICKS & MORE A STILL FROM THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 Film: The Trial of the Chicago 7 Director: Aaron Benjamin Sorkin Cast: Yahya AbdulMateen II, Sacha Baron Cohen, Daniel Flaherty, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Keaton, Frank Langella, John Carroll Lynch and Eddie Redmayne Rating: believes so and the bias of the judge is so blatantly prejudicial, it’s not funny at all. The writing by Sorkin is brilliant, so cogently put together you can barely suppress your admiration for those smart one-liners. In our part of the world some of the names or even references may not find a resonance. But actors playing the parts would. There is Sacha Baron Cohen of The Spy fame playing a different character but with the same finesse. Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the prosecution attorney, Eddie Redmayne as Tom Hayden, Michael Keaton as former attorney general, the actors fit into their parts. Frank Langella as the despicable judge is so much in his abominable character, you would love to hate him. Together, they take you through the proceedings so smoothly, you won’t regret a single moment invested in this piece of cinema that is as much art as a voice of protest. When Abbey says, “Give me a moment dear friend, I have never been on a trial for my thoughts,” you actually take a moment to process it all. Intercutting scenes of protests with courtroom dra- ma, the editing is razor sharp, and the three years over which the story is spread hold together like glue. And you are glued to the TV screen. “The world is watching,” the line plays itself over and over again. Well, the world should be watching (this film) for sure. What and for whom the film’s heart beats for is palpable all through and most evident in the song that plays in end credits. “Hear my words, hear my dreams...” Can we the people of democracies world over do that… tough call, but Sorkin makes us hear what he has set out to say. Loud and clear, let’s say, compelling and powerful. Un-missable, even if you are far removed from the politics of America. For at the centre of it is something called universal. Shah Rukh Khan and Kajolstarrer Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ), completes 25 years today. On this occasion, a bronze statue of SRK and Kajol will be unveiled in London. The statue will be displayed at Leicester Square as a part of Scenes in the Square movie trail. Directed by Aditya Chopra, DDLJ shattered all box office records and is one of the biggest blockbusters in the history of Hindi cinema. It also went on to become the longest-running Hindi film as A STILL FROM DDLJ it has played in theatres for 25 long years. Shah Rukh says, “What worked for Raj and Simran on screen was basical- ly the pure friendship that Kajol and I shared off-screen. It was all so organic. We didn’t really plan scenes.” RIP, Zarina Another catch Kumkum Bhagyaactress Zarina Roshan Khan passes away NCB arrests Gabriella Demetriades’s brother in drug case Zarina Roshan Khan, who played the role of Indu Daasi/Suri in Zee TV’s daily soap Kumkum Bhagya, has passed away due to a cardiac arrest. She was 54. Her co-stars Shabir Ahluwalia and Sriti Jha paid SRITI & ZARINA KHAN condolences on Instagram. Shabir posted a selfie with Zarina in which he is seen giving a peck on her cheek. He wrote, “Ye chand sa roshan chehera.” Sriti posted a selfie with her and a video from the sets of Kumkum Bhagya. In the ongoing drug case, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has now arrested Arjun Rampal’s partner Gabriella Demetriades’ brother Agisilaos Demetriades. He has been taken into custody on charges of drug peddling under 16/20 CIR. Gabriella, who is currently living with Arjun Rampal and their kid, made her Instagram account private after her brother’s arrest. The agency has allegedly seized alprazolam tablets and hashish from Agisilaos. NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede confirmed the arrest and has alleged that Agisilaos was allegedly in touch with other drug peddlers related to the case. GABRIELLA & AGISILAOS c m y b
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