14112020-LSTC-01.qxd 11/13/2020 11:25 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Deep impact Aahana Kumra, who stars in Makarand Deshpande’s teleplay Sir Sir Sarla, says, “I have started understanding relationships better because of Sir Sir Sarla…” CHANDIGARH | SATURDAY | 14 NOVEMBER 2020 The light of hope Fresh woes for Rampal Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal’s troubles mounted as the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested his Australian friend Paul Bartel in a drug-related case investigation, official sources said in Mumbai on Friday. Bartel was reportedly in regular contact with Agisialos Demetriades, an alleged drug peddler, arrested by NCB in October, and the brother of Gabriella Demetriades, Rampal’s live-in partner. An architect living in Bandra, Bartel was questioned by NCB on Thursday and early on Friday placed under arrest in the same case in which Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty and at least 20 others have been arrested during the past three months. On Friday, Rampal was grilled by the NCB, his girlfriend Gabriella was questioned for more than 12 hours spread over Wednesday-Thursday, while Bartel was quizzed on Thursday. Agisialos has been booked in another drug case after the probe revealed his connections with a Nigerian cocaine supplier, Omega Goodwin. Both Bartel and Agisialos are known to Rampal as well as other film personalities, even as the NCB tightens it grip on the Bollywooddrugs mafia cartels. — IANS NCB nabs his Aussie architect friend N OTHING in 2020 been regular or usual, so how different could Diwali be? Less extravagant or more special? Celebs from tinsel town share their hopes, wishes and plans. Diwali, but a special one for it has come after many challenges. I truly feel that this is the time to help make a difference. As everyone is out to work and shop, I advise that you should wear masks and sanitise your hands regularly. Be careful about your parents, save yourself so that they don’t get exposed. Celebrating togetherness This Diwali, I have learnt the true meaning of togetherness from my parents and in-laws. It’s the time to appreciate your near and dear ones, and dress up in you finest with a lot of positivity and hope in your heart. Both Harsh and I have prayed for health, wealth and happiness of our loved ones every year and this year is no different. Having said that, the only change this year is the celebration is going to be very limited and in a closed group. I am looking forward to family time and watching the city decked up in a festive glow. — Namit Das, actor Safe choices ANAHITA BHOOSHAN SHIVANGI JOSHI NAMIT DAS this festival responsibly and cause no harm to the people as well as animals around you. I look forward to spending time with my loved ones and enjoy the warmth of Diwali in a responsible manner. — Malaika Arora, judge, India’s Best Dancer Be responsible May the gleam of diyas enlighten your spirit and vanquish darkness from your life. Amidst the pandemic, I have learnt that friends and family are all that matters. For Diwali 2020, my only wish is for everyone to celebrate — Anahita Bhooshan, actor Family affair — Bharti Singh, host, India’s Best Dancer This Diwali, while celebrations will be low-key, celebs pray the diyas vanquish darkness from your life What makes this Diwali special is that I am going to be celebrating it at my hometown, Lucknow, with my family. While like everybody else I dress up and revamp the house, I do not burst crackers and that is my request to everyone. We all have been through a lot; let’s make safe choices now to ensure that everyone’s life is filled with positivity. Changed scenario This Diwali would be quieter and I would be with my parents at their place. The pandemic has made us change our approach. My wife works in the development sector, so we are c m y b already committed to charities; this time around I want to be responsible for our environment too. I am otherwise a minimalist too and extravagance is not my style, but especially for this Diwali I want to ensure we take good care of our earth as well as our loved ones. — Akshay Oberoi, actor Make a difference Diwali 2020 brings in hope, making us realise that faith is only thing we must live by. A different Diwali will certainly be more restricted this time. However, it is for the betterment and wellness of us all. Unlike usual years, when friends and relatives flock at home, I will have a quiet family Diwali with my mother. I intend to light up the house myself and make a beautiful rangoli. This time, since we will have time for ourselves, I also intend to cook some delicacies along with my mother. — Shivangi Joshi, actor — Compiled by Mona MALAIKA ARORA
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