03112020-LSTC-01.qxd 11/2/2020 11:21 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Shining! Bhumi Pednekar has been roped-in by an international crystal brand that is known for making spectacular jewellery and fine watches. CHANDIGARH | TUESDAY | 3 NOVEMBER 2020 Tune of the young br gade What a gift! SRK more exciting than Tom Cruise, says cricketer Eoin Morgan Members of the Kolkata Knight Riders cricket team on Monday extended good wishes to their franchise owner, Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, on his 55th birthday. In a video uploaded on KKR’s social media handles, KKR players shared memories of their first meeting with Shah Rukh, favourite SRK dance moves and also their wishes for the iconic actor. “I remember once going to Bali and there were just two things which the auto driver told us — So, you are from India, Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Veer-Zaara. That’s how famous he is,” said wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik. “It was a special moment. He (SRK) was so humble and cool. He was standing beside me and gave me a hug. I am a tough guy but I was blushing,” said Andre Russell while recalling his first meeting with him. “Everybody described him as the Tom Cruise of India. He is actually more exciting than Tom Cruise,” said KKR captain Eoin Morgan. — IANS Four singing sensations from the Punjabi music industry are sure taking rapid strides towards stardom Gurjant Pannu IN the Punjabi music industry, a star is born each day; such is the competition. Here are four of them, who have tasted success quite early in their careers. We ask what music means to them, their plans ahead and what difference they want to bring through their music & more. Bull’s eye With his first song Game, which was released last month by Sidhu Moosewala’s new label 5911 Records, Sukhman Singh Kahlon aka Shooter Kahlon has garnered 48 million views so far! The song’s video has a rustic feel to it and shows Kahlon as a daily-wager going out for construction work. It also features Sidhu Moosewala. Not many are aware that Kahlon’s name was suggested by Sidhu Moosewala himself. Not affected by the rage he has become in Punjab within a month’s time, Shooter says, “I believe in Waheguru Recently, a heart-wrenching video of a South Delhi food stall by the and whatever I have name Baba Ka Dhaba, run by an elderly couple, had gone viral. The written so far, I credit power of social media had catapulted the humble eatery into limehim the most for I light, garnering attention from citizens and celebrities alike. Donawas able to write tions poured in from all over the world for Baba Ka Dhaba, thanks about things that I to the video shot by YouTuber Gaurav Wasan. However, the owner have never experiof the Dhaba, Kanta Prasad, has now registered a police complaint enced also! I am glad against Wasan for alleged misappropriation of funds. that people could relate In his complaint, Prasad said Wasan shot his video and postwith the song and the ed it online to convince social media to donate money for the video could resonate with 80-year-old’s food stall. However, the details of the transacthe emotions that any strugtions were not provided to him. He further alleged that gling person feels on a daily Wasan deliberately shared only his bank details, mobile basis. That it has become a numbers, with the donors and collected huge amount of motivational number for donation through different modes of payments. Meanwhile, Gaurav Wasan reacted to the complaint and uploaded his bank statement on his Facebook page for everyone to verify. SUKHMAN SINGH KAHLON ❝ I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN FASCINATED BY MUSIC AND LISTENED TO LEGENDS SUCH AS GHULAM ALI. I GOT FORMAL TRAINING IN TABLA AND LEARNT MUSIC PRODUCTION IN CHANDIGARH. IS IT A FRAUD? Baba Ka Dhaba owner files ‘fund misappropriation’ complaint Out of the box TANN BADWAL SUPREET SINGH SURI some makes me happy.” Shayar’s swag Making a name for himself through his shayari and songs on social media is Robyn Sandhu, a 22-year-old from Sri Ganganagar in Rajasthan. He has been living in Canada since the last three years and hopes to carve out a niche for himself. Sandhu says, “I started posting my poetry on Facebook and Instagram, and after getting a good response I forayed into singing and rap.” His shayari Gall 47 Di, which was released on YouTube two months ago, is a unique blend ROBYN SANDHU of poetry and music along with storytelling. He wants to highlight issues through his songs even as he talks of depression in J Ro Pya. The intelligent singer Tann Badwal, 26, who is an IIT Kharagpur pass-out and works as a consultant in Portugal, released his first song, Ki Haal Bewafa Tera, in February, 2019. He has been writing and composing songs since the last eight years right from his college days. Badwal, who is a native of Mehatpur village in Nawanshahr, came to Portugal in 2017 after getting a campus placement. “I have always been fascinated by music and listened to legends such as Ghulam Ali. I got formal training in tabla and learnt music production in Chandigarh,” he says. On a solo journey Supreet Singh Suri, alias Sur, has started his career recently with the song Asar, which was released last month. British-born Sur came to India in 2015 to make a career in the music industry after being the lead singer of a band called Swami, which produced Punjabi experimental music. “It’s incredibly difficult to break into the Punjabi music industry, which is dominated by big names. Being from the UK, people were eager to meet me, but nothing materialised and I didn’t want to sing songs written or composed by others. I don’t want to rush,” he says. Into the mysterious past Although there are loose ends, the visual strength of Kaali Khuhi makes it a decent watch Gurnaaz Kaur OWNERS OF BABA KA DHABA WITH GAURAV WASAN Amrita Rao blessed with a baby boy Amrita Rao welcomed a baby boy with husband RJ Anmol on Sunday, November 1. The couple released a statement through their team, announcing the good news. The statement read, “Amrita Rao and RJ Anmol welcomed a baby boy this morning. Both the mother and baby are healthy and doing well. The family is ecstatic, and both Amrita and RJ Anmol thank everyone for their wishes and blessings.” Earlier, on October 19, Amrita had revealed that she was nine months pregnant and had posted a cute photo posing with Anmol while cradling her baby bump. Something bad is going to happen… begins the movie Kaali Khuhi, streaming on Netflix. Darshan’s (Satyadeep Misra) mother is ailing in a village in Punjab; with his wife Priya (Sanjeeda Sheikh) and 10-year-old daughter Shivangi (Riva Arora), he sets on a journey to check on his mother. Right from the opening scene, the movie creates an ambience of mystery. Even before we get introduced to these characters, plays a montage that goes as follows. Dur- Movie: Kaali Khuhi Director: Terrie Samundra Cast: Shabana Azmi, Sanjeeda Shaikh, Satyadeep Mishra, Leela Samson and Riva Arora Rating: ing a dark night, a villager opens up a black well (the titular significance), he gets pulled into it. It is raining; another villager finds a young girl walking alone and offers to give her a lift. She reaches the village and knocks on a door; this is where Darshan’s mother (Leela Samson) lives. The spectre chooses the room on top of the house. Then we see Shivangi sucking on a gola. There is a well and there is a deadly secret resting deep within it... So, back from where we began. On reaching the village, they find the grandmother in coma and the neighbour, aunty Satya (Sha- NET, FLICKS & MORE STILLS FROM KAALI KHUHI bana Azmi), looking after her. We get a glimpse of discord between the couple, as Priya has reservations about her mother-in-law and doesn’t want to be there while Darshan is determined to tend to his mother. Amidst all the conflict is the protagonist Shivangi. She can sense trouble between her parents, she feels the presence of a spirit around, some eerie events begin to unfold… a girl hiding under a bed, a dead rat in the cupboard, a reflection on a mirror… and Shivani sets out to solve the mystery. In her support are Satya maasi and her friend Chandni, an orphan girl taken in by Satya. Soon Shivangi becomes aware of the village’s past, a sin that is committed by her family and many others, something which has come back to haunt the entire village now. Highlighting the practice of female infanticide prevalent in the country, the story makes it obvious from the very beginning. With a grey palette, the film is rather rustic, but instills constant scare with its tense sound effects. Although its narration falls weak and there are too many loose ends, its visual strength (kudos to Sejal Shah’s powerful cinematography) and background score (by Daniel B George) carry the film till the end. At the centre of the narration are women of three generations, representing the past, present and future. While Shivangi is the new generation fighting patriarchy, her mother is repulsed by it, but bears with it nonetheless; the older generation is shown as having played an equal part in promoting patriarchy. In fact, the movie shows those women as the main culprit whereas the beneficiaries of the custom have been the men. Performance wise, although the characters are sketchy but the actors have lent sincere efforts. Shabana Azmi, who maintains a record of the disappearing daughters of the village in a diary, is unwavering as she carries such a painful history. The hero undeniably is Riva Arora. She may not be as polished as an actor, but her innocence and willingness to unravel the mystery take the story to its end. The other two child actors Chandni (Shivangi’s friend) and Hetvi Bhanushali (the ghost) are also praiseworthy. In sum, such message-driven stories need to be told! Rannvijay Singha to don a professor’s hat in Netflix’s new series In the upcoming series titled Mismatched on Netflix, Rannvijay Singha will be seen as Professor Sid, a snarky yet charismatic professor who tries to get a bunch of teenagers to think out of the box and come up with an app idea that may just change the world. “Cool and snarky on the outside but a softie inside, Professor Sid believes in tough love when it comes to his students,” he says. Actor Eddie Hassell dies Actor Eddie Hassell, best known for his roles in the 2010 Oscar-nominated film The Kids Are All Right and the NBC TV show Surface, died after being shot in Texas on Sunday. Hassell was shot on Sunday morning in what appeared to be a carjacking, although the incident was still being investigated. Hassell was reportedly shot outside his girlfriend’s apartment in Grand Prairie, a Dallas suburb, around 1 am on Sunday. His representative said Hassell was shot in the abdomen and taken to a nearby hospital, where he died. — Reuters When Sona got angry… Singer Sona Mohapatra has reacted to the controversial statement that Kerala Congress Chief Mullapally Mamachandran recently made regarding women. “We women have lived surrounded by the violence of sexual intimidation... Slap your idea of self-respect Mr Congress chief,” Sona tweeted from her verified account on Monday. Ramachandran has allegedly said that a self-respecting woman would rather prefer to kill herself than publicly accept that she has been sexually assaulted. — IANS SONA MOHAPATRA c m y b
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