05112020-LSTC-01.qxd 11/4/2020 11:22 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Once more Rapper Kanye West did not have a successful run in the US presidential election this year, but it seems like he will give the White House another shot in 2024. IANS CHANDIGARH | THURSDAY | 5 NOVEMBER 2020 ‘I’ve given my sweat & blood for this role’ POONAM PANDEY Trouble for Poonam? I T looks like the crime-thriller genre has become the go-to choice of netizens. OTT platforms are replete with choices and AltBalaji and Zee5 Club are all set to relay the latest thriller show Mum Bhai that stars Angad Bedi, Sikandar Kher and Sandeepa Dhar. It’s a story about underworld dons and gangsters of the 90s, which is inspired by true incidents. Angad plays an encounter specialist, and is the protagonist in the show. It has been extremely challenging and emotionally draining for the actor to play the part. As he puts it, “You can say that I’ve given my sweat and blood to this project. Because I’ve had many injuries while shooting for this show. I’ve had a knee surgery, which I had during the pandemic. It was an injury FIR against unknown persons following a ‘photoshoot’ Actor Poonam Pandey has caused yet another stir in Goa. The Goa police on Wednesday filed an FIR against unknown persons days after pictures of her provocative photoshoot at the secluded Chapoli dam site in Canacona appeared on social media. The FIR followed a complaint by local opposition party, Goa Forward, which had alleged that Pandey had participated in a “porn” photoshoot in a property owned by the Goa government’s water resources department. According to Superintendent of Police (South Goa) Pankaj Singh, an offence had been registered against unknown persons under Section 294 (obscenity) of the Indian Penal Code. In September, Pandey (29) had filed an FIR against her husband Sam Bombay for causing hurt, criminal intimidation and molestation at the Canacona police station. —IANS Faraaz Khan passes away ( 1970 - 2020) comes from a humble family but he’s ambitious. Yes, he is earnest and hardworking but he is also enamoured by high society and media attention. He is no super hero, he is a regular guy. He makes mistakes like you and me. He is ignorant, he is lovable, funny, stupid all at the same time.” Mum Bhai is based on real-life incidents in Mumbai. Though a Delhite, Angad has much love for the city. “I’ve been fascinated by the culture of Mumbai from my younger days. Cricket and cinema unite our country and both are extremely popular in Mumbai. It is a cosmopolitan city that attracts people from all walks of life. Personally, this city has given me everything.” Gurnaaz Kaur Doting daddy Angad’s life now revolves around his daughter Mehr, who he says is growing to be naughty child. As her second birthday is approaching the parents have all the plans for a celebration. “We are going to celebrate her birthday in Delhi.” According to Angad, Mehr is following in her mother’s footsteps, “And if there’s someone who can replace Neha as the gang leader in Roadies, it will be Mehr.” Angad Bedi, who plays encounter specialist Bhaskar Shetty in Mum Bhai,had a serious knee injury while doing an action sequence Faraaz Khan, who was a part of movies such as Fareb and Mehndi, passed away on Wednesday after a brief illness. He was 50. The news was shared on Twitter by Pooja Bhatt, who wrote, “With a heavy heart I break the news that #FaraazKhan has left us for what I believe, is a better place. Gratitude to all for your help & good wishes when he needed it most. Please keep his family in your thoughts & prayers,” she wrote. that I suffered during an action sequence. We had shot for 20 days before the lockdown and then we had to take a break because I was injured and the lockdown happened. I had physiotherapy sessions at home through whatsapp calls.” Once he got back on his feet, the team shot for another 30 days and wrapped up the show recently. Angad is now hoping that the fruits of his labour are sweet. “There are some projects that take the life out of you and this one is one of those. It makes your journey so hard that even before the release you are sure that it will be a sweet success.” ■ Sikandar is a gem of a guy, I’ve known him for a while. He is talented and secure in his space. He started off as a lead, has seen some highs and lows and now he has become very comfortable. His sole mission is to be an actor. He was really good in Aarya and he has done a great job as Rama Shetty in Mum Bhai. ■ Sandeepa is a hardworking girl, very talented dancer and actor. She is opposite me and our scenes have come out quite well. She is very supportive and is a team player. Having gone through such pain and turmoil, does he regret signing the show? Angad says, “Not at all. Tomorrow if I have to do this show again and someone tells me that 20 days down the line you will have an injury which would take five months Talking filmi... Not too social Kangana responds to defamation case filed by Javed Akhtar Javed Akhtar had recently filed a complaint before the Andheri Metropolitan Magistrate, seeking action against Kangana Ranaut under the relevant provisions of the IPC for defamation. As per the complaint, Ranaut has been accused of making certain baseless comments on Akhtar which has caused damage to the reputation of the veteran poetlyricist. It states that Ranaut dragged Akhtar’s name while referring to a ‘coterie’ existing in Bollywood following the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The news was shared by Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Twitter. Kangana took to her Twitter handle on Tuesday late evening and wrote, “Ekthi Sherni... Aur ek JAVED AKHTAR Happy husband ALL PRAISE FOR CO-STARS Udit Narayan’s son Aditya Narayan took to his Instagram handle on Tuesday and announced that he was getting married to his long-time girlfriend Shweta Agarwal in December. Aditya wrote, “We are getting married! I am the luckiest man alive to have found Shweta, my soulmate, 11 years ago & we are finally tying the knot in December.” Aditya added that he would take a break from social media. He wrote, “We both are extremely private people & believe that it’s best to keep one’s private life, well, private. Taking a break from social media for shaadi prep. See you in December…” bhediyo ka jhund” (Once, there was a lioness... and a pack of wolves). Meanwhile, the Mumbai police on Tuesday has issued another notice to Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel to appear before them on November 10 and November 11 in connection with the case of allegedly spreading religious disharmony through their remarks. A case has been filed against the actor with Bandra police station for alleged provocative speech. These are the second summons to the sisters after they failed to appear before the police officials on October 26-27. to recover, I will still say yes. This show has been worth all the pain that I’ve gone through physically and emotionally.” Sharing details about his character, Angad says Bhaskar Shetty is an underdog and therefore quite relatable. “He Aditya Narayan takes a break from social media for his shaadi SHWETA AGARWAL & UDIT NARAYAN Actor Vijay Raaz arrested, gets bail Vijay Raaz, who played Ranveer Singh’s father in Gully Boy, was arrested by the Gondia police on Monday for allegedly molesting a female crew member during the shoot of one of his upcoming films. However, he was granted bail on Tuesday. Vijay was reportedly shooting for his KANGANA RANAUT c m y b upcoming film Sherni in Maharashtra’s Gondia. It was on the complaint of a 30-year-old crew member accusing the actor of misbehaving and harassing her during the film’s shoot in Madhya Pradesh’s Balaghat and again at the hotel in Gondia, that the actor was apprehended. Thrilled to talk about his family, Angad is all for marriage. “Yes, it is a different world today and people think staying single is the best thing but trust me, marriage settles a person, a man especially. It makes you centred. Before I got married, I wasn’t doing well professionally, I was struggling. It is only after marriage that things fell in place. Marriage and starting a family teaches you a lot in life. It makes you a better person.” So, when do we get to see Angad and Neha together on screen? “Whenever a good project comes our way.” Katrina happy to be back Actress Katrina Kaif is elated to resume her work amid the Covid pandemic. In her new Instagram picture, Katrina flashes her big smile. She is happy to be back on the sets, going by her latest post. “Mood.. sooo happy to be getting back to working with my team everyday ....( missed everyone in person as lovely as zoom is),” she wrote. A few days ago, she posted a picture in a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kit. “Safety first...outfits not bad either,” she had written. She will be seen in Rohit Shetty’s cop drama Sooryavanshi, starring Akshay Kumar, and the horror comedy Phone Bhoot, co-starring Siddhant Chaturvedi.IANS KATRINA KAIF Khel khel mein... With a unique name Ludo, Anurag Basu left us curious about the etymology of his upcoming Netflix film. Talking about how he came up with this name, the director says, “Throughout the shooting of my last film, Jagga Jasoos, we all used to play Ludo on the sets; actually not just on sets, but even while travelling. And since this is a story of four different journeys coming together, the name Ludo fell in place.” Ludo is a story which says that you don’t meet people by accident, they are meant to cross your paths for a reason. Following the journey of four different lives who meet at the crossroads, Ludo is much more than just a mere coincidence. The film releases on Netflix on November 12. Anurag Basu on why his next is titled Ludo ANURAG BASU A STILL FROM LUDO
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