04112020-LSTC-01.qxd 11/3/2020 11:59 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE For a cause Actress Huma Qureshi is all set to play virtual antakshari with five lucky winners who have donated through Fankind — Anshula Kapoor’s fundraising initiative. ANAND, AJAY COLLABORATE Veteran producers Anand Pandit and Ajay Kapoor have announced a powerful collaboration. They will co-create a series of exciting, big-budget film projects as well as content for OTT platforms. CHANDIGARH | WEDNESDAY | 4 NOVEMBER 2020 IT’S A DAY DEDICATED TO LOVE, A DAY WHEN THE BOND OF MARRIAGE IS CELEBRATED. ON KARWA CHAUTH, CELEBS FROM THE TELLY WORLD GO DOWN THE MEMORY LANE A fast of faith O UR very own desi Valentine’s Day is here; no wonder, despite the pandemic markets are wearing a festive look, mehandi-walas are in demand and women are out to shop their hearts out. As couples profess their love for each other while observing the fast, celebs from the telly world share their most memorable Karwa Chauth. realise how the day just passed and I didn’t feel hungry! But, I ended up cooking a lot of food, and, obviously, couldn’t finish it. Earlier, all the ladies of my family came to my house to celebrate. But due to the current situation, we will probably have some video-call sessions to feel the festive vibes. — Neelu Vaghela, Pratibha Devi in Dangal TV’s Aye Mere Humsafar Special gesture Mum-in-law to the rescue My first Karwa Chauth in 2017 was special. My husband, Sandeep, was in Bhopal and I was in Mumbai, so we celebrated Karwa Chauth over a video-call. I was exhausted after a crazy day of shoot and due to cloud cover in Mumbai, the moon was not visible. Hours passed as we waited. Finally, my mother-in-law came to the rescue. She showed me the moon over a video-call from Delhi; we performed puja and then ate — all over a video-call! I shoot on Karwa Chauth every year and this year too will be the same. Sandeep doesn’t like me keeping fasts but I still do, so he also joins me! This year, we need to be extra-cautious while meeting friends. — Pooja Banerjee, Rhea in Zee TV’s Kumkum Bhagya Every first is a special This is my first Karwa Chauth after marriage and, as they say, every SAMEKSHA WITH HUSBAND NEELU VAGHELA This Karwa Chauth is special, as I got married to singerentrepreneur Shael Oswal in July. Shael does not like to shop. All his life, he has never even shopped for a shirt, but since we are celebrating Karwa Chauth in Singapore, he bought a saree and ornaments for me! We will miss our family members, but safety and security comes first. — Sameksha, actress TAKE THE HUSBAND’S WORD Truly excited ARJUN BIJLANI WITH WIFE first is special. Corona or no corona, I feel Karwa Chauth will be the same. Though we were initially planning to go to Shiv’s place in Jaipur, we will not be going now due to the pandemic. SANGEETA WITH HUSBAND According to our traditions, we have to listen to the Karwa story after sunset as part of the rituals and since my parents live in Mumbai, my mother will be telling us the sto- (L-R) SAVI THAKUR WITH HIS WIFE; ANIRUDDH DAVE WITH WIFE SHUBHI AND POOJA BANERJEE ry. We will connect virtually with Shiv’s family as well. — Ruhi Chaturvedi, Sherlyn in Zee TV’s Kundali Bhagya RISHINA KANDHARI ed the production team for a half-day leave. — Sangeeta Adhikary, Champa from Zee TV’s Apna Time Aayega On a moon hunt Karwa Chauth is one of my favourite festivals, but in 2018 it was a special affair. It was raining in Mumbai and the moon was nowhere to be seen. My sister video-called me from Delhi and there I saw the moon! I am excited and will celebrate with great enthusiasm this year too, but, yes, with social distancing. I have request- My most memorable Karwa Chauth was when we went on a moon hunt. I was famished and Vishal (my husband) could not see me in that state. We called up a couple of friends and they told us that the moon was out, but we couldn’t see it from our terrace. So, we decided to search for it! After a romantic drive, we finally found the moon. Covid-19 might change a few things, but more or less it is going be the same. Instead of going out In legal soup Violin maestro TN Krishnan dies Violin maestro T N Krishnan breathed his last in Chennai on Monday. One among the violin trinity of Carnatic Music, along with Lalgudi Jayaraman and M.S. Gopalakrishnan, Krishnan was a child prodigy who started performing at the age of 11. A recipient of Padma Bhushan (1992), he was also honoured with Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1974 and was a recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship in 2006. Born in Kerala, in 1928, Krishnan started learning under the tutelage of his father. He moved to Chennai during the early 1940s and was trained under Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer. His fans remember him for the superb rendition of classical ragas, and also his ‘jingle bells’ performance with Mridangam and ghatam (percussion instruments). Tributes poured in for Krishnan, who is survived by his wife and two sons. “Today one of the last standing trios of Carnatic music, violin legend, Sangeet Kalanidhi #TNKrishnan passed away at 92. A great artist and a greater human being. His love and unconditional support for SPIC MACAY was unmatched. We all pray for his departed soul. Om Shanti!Folded hands,” posted The Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth (SPIC MACAY) on Twitter. Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan wrote, “Very saddened to know that violin maestro Prof. T.N. Krishnan has passed away. He was one of those rare musical gems of India for whom music was a way of life. My deepest condolences to his family and prayers that his soul rests in peace. His music lives on timelessly!” Classical musicians Ranjani-Gayatri wrote, “He strode the world of violin and music like a colossus. The living legend Sri TN Krishnan passes on, leaving the music world bereft. Atma Shanti.” — TNS Kaun Banega Crorepati and its superstar host, Amitabh Bachchan, have landed in legal trouble. In a recent episode, Big B was joined by social activist Bezwada Wilson and actor Anup Soni. While playing, Amitabh Bachchan asked Bezwada and Anup, “On December 25, 1927, Dr BR Ambedkar and his followers burnt copies of which scripture?” Options for an answer were Vishnu Purana, Bhagavad Gita, Rig Veda and Manusmriti. After the question was answered, to provide some insight, Big B said, “In 1927, Dr BR Ambedkar condemned the ancient Hindu text Manusmriti to ideologically justify caste discrimination and untouchability, and he also burnt copies of it.” However, despite the fact that this is a legitimate part of Indian for dinner, this time we’ll prepare special food at home. — Rishina Kandhari, Imarti Kothari, Dangal TV’s Aye Mere Humsafar Fun on video call I think the most memorable Karwa Chauth was my first. I was very young then and really excited about it. I bought sarees, jewellery and even my husband played along. I didn’t even Rituals in place RUHI CHATURVEDI wife are excited about it. We haven’t planned anything yet, because I have been shooting continuously. I want to wake up early, but don’t think she will let me keep the fast. I will try to make her happy and will ask my family about the rituals, as we are not aware. As far as gifts are concerned, I have something special planned for her. Savi Thakur, actor — Mona FIR filed against Amitabh Bachchan and makers of KBC for hurting religious sentiments (L-R) Anup Soni, Bezwada Wilson and Amitabh Bachchan history and not made up by the makers of KBC, an FIR was filed against Amitabh Bachchan as well as KBC makers in Lucknow for hurting Hindu sentiments. Meanwhile, filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri accused the show-makers of spreading ‘Leftist’ propaganda. Shocking revelation Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan opens up on being sexually abused at 14 Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan, who had recently revealed that she was suffering from depression, has now shared another video on social media. In the video, Ira revealed that her dad Aamir Khan and mum Reena Dutta’s divorce did not traumatise her in any way since it was an amicable separation. Ira also revealed that she c m y b What amazes me is that even after living in LA for three years now my wife, Vineesha, still celebrates Karwa Chauth in the same way as she did in India. This year, I’m thinking of joining her in fasting. Amit Sarin, actor AMIT SARIN WITH WIFE VINEESHA Favourite festival 6 OCTOBER 1928 – 2 NOVEMBER 2020 No change This is my first Karwa Chauth, and me and my was sexually abused at the age of 14 and that her parents helped her get through the difficult phase. Ira added, “When I was 14, I was sexually abused. That was a slightly odd situation… as I sort of knew the person… It took me about a year to be sure… I immediately wrote an email to my parents and got myself out of that situation.” This is our fifth Karwa Chauth together. My wife Shubhi is very particular about the rituals. In fact, even before we got married she had kept the fast once. I always wake up with her for the sargi and will do the same this year too. Aniruddh Dave, actor Stabilizing factor I have been married for many years and every year my wife keeps Karwa Chauth fast. I ensure that I am home on time that day and remain with her. She’s a stabilizing factor in my life. Arjun Bijlani, actor
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