09112020-LSTC-01.qxd 11/8/2020 11:48 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE At work This Diwali, Arjun Kapoor will be in Dharamshala, shooting for Bhoot Police with Jacqueline Fernandez, Saif Ali Khan and Yami Gautam. CHANDIGARH | MONDAY | 9 NOVEMBER 2020 Confused about what to gift your loved ones this Diwali? Take a cue from these celebs, who, along with regular stuff, would send love and prayers Blessings as a gift Gurnaaz Kaur Helping hand Zareen Khan T This Diwali, I would love to help the people who have suffered due to this pandemic. Every year people celebrate Diwali by playing cards and having a feast at their homes. This year, I would like my loved ones to help the people in need. HERE’S an air of festivity in the air. Although this Diwali is going to be somewhat different due to the pandemic, the excitement is the same. So, what should be the right gift for your loved ones this year? Is it the same old sweet box or glassware or some decorative piece? Or some gift online? Ranging from the safe option of Diwali hampers, designer jewellery, exquisite bouquets to some latest gadgets to aid the new workfrom home-routine; skincare, make-up, clothes, watches… there are plethora of options. If you can’t decide, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. You can take a cue from these celebrities, who have planned the Diwali gifts for their family and friends. MAHIE GILL Family man Sanjay Suri AAHANA KUMRA (L-R) SANJAY SURI & ADITI GOVITRIKAR Diwali is a time to be with family like always. Blessings and wishes for my loved ones, and meditation is how I usually spend my Diwali. It is amavasya night and I find great peace while meditating. When it comes to gifting, there is no hard and fast rule… It should be something that my folks can use. Back to the basics Anaya Shah Swing along Mugdha Godse Gifts are always something Ladoo love Aahana Kumra I usually send everybody a cute gift case, which is assorted; some eatables with diyas and fuljhadis. I personally love ladoos and prefer giving them to everybody. I think that’s the most festive thing to eat. I am giving some gifts to a few of Inaaya’s close friends — a book and a wooden toy. Diwali will be very low-key this year due to the pandemic. We will be making things at home with our daughter — origami flowers, lanterns, handpainted cards and more. Since social distancing is the norm, I am going to send lot of hugs, love, happiness and positivity to my close ones. That’s the need of the hour. Changed package Nimrat Kaur This Diwali, I am going to gift, mithai, dry fruits… and because this year is different, reusable masks and sanitisers will also form a part of the package. Heartfelt prayers Gurmeet Choudhary During this pandemic, we’ve all realised that materialistic things don’t really matter. So, my gift to everyone this time would be lots of prayers and blessings The screen gets intense... Here is a list of the big Diwali releases to catch up online this week November 9: Laxmii on Disney+ Hotstar Laxmii, starring Akshay Kumar in the lead role, is a Hindi remake of the 2011 Tamil horror comedy Kanchana. Written and directed by Raghava Lawrence, the film also stars Kiara Advani, Ayesha Raza Mishra, Tusshar Kapoor, Sharad Kelkar, Tarun Arora and Ashwini Kalsekar, among others. November 11: Aashram Chapter 2 on MX Player WEBSOLUTE FUN LUDO LAXMII Bobby Deol will be back as ‘ Kashipur Waale’ Baba Nirala in the next part of the MX Original Series Aashram. Titled Aashram: Chapter 2 – The Dark Side, the Prakash Jha-directorial is said to be more intense and gritty than the first part, which had ended as a cliff-hanger. November 12: Ludo on Netflix Anurag Basu’s Ludo brings together four intersecting stories that involve an amateur kidnapper (Abhishek Bachchan), a hitman (Panjak Tripathi), a waiter (Rajkummar Rao), a ventriloquist (Aditya Roy Kapur) and two con artists (Fatima Sana Shaikh and Rohit Saraf). November 12: Mum Bhai on Alt Balaji Mum Bhai is a crime drama that will dive into the Mum- AASHRAM CHAPTER 2 MUM BHAI bai underworld. The narrative revolves around the friendship between a cop and a criminal, and set in the late eighties to early 2000. It stars Angad Bedi as an encounter specialist along with Sikander Kher, who plays an underworld don. Bharucha and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub are caught in a love triangle in this film. Directed by Hansal Mehta, the film is about a sports competition between two school coaches (Rao and Ayyub) as they vie for the affection of another teacher (Bharucha). November 13: Chhalaang on Amazon Prime Video November 15: The Crown Season 4 on Netflix Rajkummar Rao, Nushrat The Crown season 4 will All those lights are so soothing; the whole vibe of Diwali is different. And the favourite part is gifting. This time, I guess the best thing to give to your loved ones is your time. The pandemic has brought us back to the basics. SOHA ALI KHAN Positive note Mahie Gill Low-key affair Soha Ali Khan MUGDHA GODSE NIMRAT KAUR personal and bring happiness to both parties... I gifted my parents a beautiful garden swing for the amazing weather in Pune. I hope they enjoy their morning and evening tea on the swing. mark the end of the run for Olivia Colman (as Queen Elizabeth II), Tobias Menzes (as Prince Philip) and Helena Bonham Carter (as Princess Margaret). Imelda Stanton, Jonathan Pryce and Elizabeth Debicki have been hired as the Queen, Philip, and Diana, respectively, for seasons 5 and 6, which will most likely be released in 2022. c m y b ❝ that they remain safe, and we soon get rid of this virus. THIS DIWALI, I WOULD LOVE TO HELP THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE SUFFERED DUE TO THIS PANDEMIC. I WOULD ALSO LIKE MY LOVED ONES TO HELP THE PEOPLE IN NEED. Light it up Aditi Govitrikar I generally gift clothes to my loved ones. We go shopping together and usually pick Indian clothes. This time too, I am trying to be as normal as possible. So, I will be making sweets, lighting diyas and so on. ZAREEN KHAN Celebrities react to Joe Biden-Kamala Harris victory Joe Biden has become the 46th president of the United States and Kamala Harris, who is of Indian origin from her mother’s side, is set to become the vice-president. As soon as the results came out on Saturday, several people, including Bollywood celebs, took to social media to express their excitement on the big win. Sharing a photo of a news channel, which declared Joe Biden as the US Presidentelect, Priyanka Chopra wrote, “America spoke in recordbreaking numbers and the verdict is in... every vote counts. I applaud everyone who voted in what was such a powerful display of how a democracy should function. It was amazing to witness this election in the US. Congrats to the President Elect @joebiden and Vice President elect @kamalaharris, the first woman VP! Dream Big girls! Anything can happen!! #DemocracyRocks Congratulations America.” Varun Dhawan in his Coolie No 1 avatar called Joe Biden as his ‘naya dost’. The actor shared a picture of him suited up in US National flag printed outfit and wrote, “Kunwar-Biden 2020. Hamare naye dost @joebiden congratulation #presidentno1 #kunwarsaab #coolieno1 coming soon.” Abhay Deol posted a funny Instagram meme that shows the Statue of Liberty aiming to catapult Donald Trump! “Yup. It happened!” A big applause PRIYANKA CHOPRA ABHAY DEOL VARUN DHAWAN RITEISH DESHMUKH he captioned the image. Riteish Deshmukh also expressed his thoughts with a dash of humour. “Achha chalta hoon, duaon mein yaad rakhna… Err… Ok Bi-Den,” he tweeted. The newlywed Kajal Aggarwal wrote, “Congratulations to @KamalaHarris for becoming the first female and first South Asian Vice President elect. Such an inspiration.” Kunal Kohli in a series of tweets wrote, “America has shown the world that there is always an alternative. Any alternative is sometimes better than what there is. The question isn’t if not X then who? The answer is not X. That’s all. Whoever doesn’t matter. Just not X.” Anubhav Sinha also took to Twitter and wrote, “America you can breathe now. Let everyone breathe. Congratulations America!!! Go spread love and change people. You have a lot of people to change.”
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