19112020-LSTC-01.qxd 11/18/2020 11:19 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Meet Pathan Shah Rukh Khan, earlier this year, gave his nod to Pathan, produced by Aditya Chopra’s Yash Raj Films. The latest buzz suggests that Pathan has gone on the floors on Wednesday. CHANDIGARH | THURSDAY | 19 NOVEMBER 2020 Chalo Chandigarh… A city with the European touch and filled with desi warmth! The uniqueness of Chandigarh has sure caught the fancy of B-town’s filmmakers RICHA CHADHA ‘It’s been a long journey’ W Richa honoured with Bharat Ratna Dr Ambedkar Award Richa Chadha is the recipient of Bharat Ratna Dr Ambedkar Award 2020 for her significant contribution to Indian cinema. In her last two outings, Panga and Section 375, Richa’s performances stood out as the film’s highlight earning her praises from critics and audiences alike. In a statement, Richa said, “It’s an honour that I will hold close to my heart. For an actor who has had no godfather, every achievement feels precious and well earned. The award reiterates my faith in my dreams. It has been a long journey to this point and standing by my value system and making movies that mean something more than just entertainment has always been my endeavour. I am grateful for this win and it will only embolden me to choose better projects in future.” One step closer to the Oscars! Abhishek Banerjee’s short film Paash has qualified for the Oscar race ITH warm, welcoming people to architectural marvels, Chandigarh holds its ground. As the pandemic scare has made people look inwards, Chandigarh has become Bollywood’s favourite destination. When it comes to locations for shoots, Punjab is always considered as one of the best options. And going by the current trend, Bollywood’s Punjab connection seems to have grown stronger than ever as Chandigarh has become the go-to place for all major shoots in the industry. Right from city boy Ayushmann Khurrana to Rajkummar Rao to Karan Johar and Shahid Kapoor, they all are here, shooting films and songs in City Beautiful. Here’s a look: From where it all began It would’ve been unfair to cast anyone else other than Ayushmann Khurrana in Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui. City’s own, Ayushmann is paired opposite Vaani Kapoor in this love story. The actor will play a cross-functional athlete in it. Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui is Ayushmann’s first movie which is being shot in Chandigarh. He says, “This city gave me the wind beneath my wings, to chase my passion, to be an actor. Shooting in Chandigarh is like life coming to a full circle.” In pandemic, safety first Abhishek Banerjee, who started his career with a cameo in Rang De Basanti, has gone on to deliver several blockbusters. Adding another feather to his cap, Abhishek is now one step closer to the Oscars. Starring Abhishek Banerjee and helmed by Dheeraj Jindal, a 13-minute film Paash has qualified for the Academy Awards. The film secured a spot in the top five films from India in Shorts TV Film Festival, which is an Oscar-qualifying film festival. Sharing his excitement, Abhishek says, “I am excited, actually out of words. I can’t express this feeling! I am grateful to Dheeraj Jindal, and Sanjeev Nair.” CAST AND CREW OF LAAL SINGH CHADDHA Prreit Kamal, who recently shot for a song for her movie Marjaney in Chandigarh, says, “I feel you don’t get the real essence of Punjabiyat in a film unless you actually shoot it in Punjab. The people, the colours, they all add up to the way the movie feels. Chandigarh, I feel, is the perfect blend of an urban lifestyle with a small-city vibe and that’s why a lot of people AYUSHMANN KHURRANA TEAM JUG JUGG JEEYO easily connect to it on screen. Also, it feels safe to shoot in Chandigarh under the pandemic conditions.” Foodie’s paradise SHAHID KAPOOR Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Sanon will share screen space in Dinesh Vijan’s upcoming untitled venture. The team is currently in Chandigarh for the shoot. Kriti, who had earlier shot in Chandigarh for Arjun Patiala, says, “Chandigarh has been very welcoming. Be it the people or the culture, there is a sense of warmth and belongingness. Also, I am a big foodie. So, I have gorged on my favourite butter chicken, parathas and lassi.” shooting of Jug Jugg Jeeyo recently in Chandigarh. The film is said to be a rom-com directed by Raj Mehta and it stars Neetu Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Varun Dhawan and Kiara Advani. The movie also marks the return of Neetu Kapoor to the industry. She had taken to her Instagram account to share a picture with the entire cast as they headed to Chandigarh for the shoot. Catch Shahid in action The Kapoors come calling Karan Johar kick-started the Jersey is the Hindi remake of the 2019 Telugu movie of the The on-screen chemistry of actors is what pulls fans to theatres. Here’s a look at the fresh jodis of 2020 HISTORICAL COUPLE Akshay Kumar & Manushi Chhillar In Yash Raj Films’ historical film Prithviraj, Akshay Kumar is paired opposite Manushi Chhillar. It marks Manushi’s Bollywood debut. It will be interesting to see the chemistry between Manushi and Khiladi Kumar. RANVEER SINGH & SHALINI PANDEY Govinda and Karisma Kapoor was the highlight of Coolie No. 1. Now, in the reboot version, Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan will take forward the baton. The Gen-Y stars are waiting for fans to catch a glimpse of their lovable banter. OH SO REAL! Ranbir Kapoor & Alia Bhatt When a real-life couple romances on screen it takes the frenzy to another level. Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt are all set to share screen space for the first time in one of the decade’s most-awaited films, Brahmastra. PLAYING GAMES Ayushmann Khurrana & Vaani Kapoor AKSHAY KUMAR & MANUSHI CHHILLAR C uple entry! Ayushmann Khurrana’s first film post-lockdown is a unique love story called Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui. The love story will see him share screen space with Vaani Kapoor. UNLIKELY PAIRING Diljit Dosanjh and Fatima Sana Shaikh VARUN DHAWAN & SARA ALI KHAN NORTH MEETS SOUTH Ranveer Singh & Shalini Pandey Ranveer Singh will be seen opposite Arjun Reddy actress Shalini Pandey in Jayeshbhai Jordaar. Ranveer plays the role of a Gujarati man, who believes in equal rights. South Indian actress Shalini is making her Hindi film debut with this one. The recently released Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari has the sizzling chemistry of this new on-screen pair of Diljit Dosanjh and Fatima Sana Shaikh. The family entertainer hinges on the duo’s unlikely pairing. YESTERDAY ONCE MORE Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan The chemistry between SCI-FI SET-UP Prabhas & Deepika Padukone PRABHAS & DEEPIKA PADUKONE In Mahanati-helmer Nag Ashwin’s next, we will see the Baahubali star Prabhas romancing Deepika Padukone. Tentatively referred to as Prabhas 21, the film is touted to be a sci-fi flick. RANBIR KAPOOR & ALIA BHATT c m y b FATIMA SANA SHAIKH & DILJIT DOSANJH same name. Shahid Kapoor is currently in Chandigarh shooting a 15day long schedule in the city. The actor has been enticing his fans by sharing pictures from his net practice sessions on the cricket field. Laal Singh Chaddha few months back. Mona Singh, who plays a pivotal role in the film, had taken to her Instagram account and shared pictures of the wrap-up party. — TNS Seems like the perfect shot When Mr Perfectionist decides Chandigarh to be the location for his film, we can say Chandigarh is indeed the perfect location for shoots. Producing and acting in the movie, Aamir Khan wrapped up the schedule of PRREIT KAMAL & KRITI SANON ‘Murder in the digital world’ Actress Kangana Ranaut claims she is sick and tired of being treated like a slave in her own country, where she cannot express her mind freely. She opened up about her state of mind while slamming Twitter and its CEO Jack Dorsey for suspending an account, True Indology, which posts about Indian culture and history from the perspective of the owner of this handle. The actress called it a “murder in the digital world”. “When they don’t have answers to your questions they break your house, put you in jail, gag your voice or kill your digital identity. Eliminating one’s digital identity is no less than a murder in virtual world, there must be strict laws against it #BringBackTrueIndology,” she wrote as she began her rant on social media. “@jack @Twitter @TwitterIndia your bias and Islamist’s propaganda is embarrassing, why did you suspend @TIinExile? Because he busted fake narratives of KANGANA RANAUT our history? Shame on you, waiting for the day when you will be banned in India, hope @PMOIndia takes action against Twitter,” she added. In another tweet, Kangana said: “Sick and tired of being treated like a slave in my own country, we can’t celebrate our festivals, can’t speak truth and defend our ancestors, we can’t condemn terrorism, what is the point of such a shameful enslaved life controlled by the keepers of darkness #BringBackTrueIndology.” Actor Ranvir Shorey also questioned suspension of the account. —IANS
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The Tribune, the largest selling daily in North India, publishes news and views without any bias or prejudice of any kind. Restraint and moderation, rather than agitational language and partisanship, are the hallmarks of the paper. It is an independent newspaper in the real sense of the term.
The English edition apart, the 133-year-old Tribune has two sister publications, Punjabi Tribune (in Punjabi) and Dainik Tribune (in Hindi).