20112020-LSTC-01.qxd 11/19/2020 11:45 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE On board Actress Rakul Preet Singh has joined the cast of the thriller Mayday, which brings together Amitabh Bachchan and Ajay Devgn after 13 years. CHANDIGARH | FRIDAY | 20 NOVEMBER 2020 Well-known YouTuber and actress Prajakta Koli believes the digital world is a goldmine for youngsters Tube to success ‘I repeat my clothes, shoes’ Mona Actress Sushmita Sen says she cannot live with the idea of spending big amounts of money on clothes or shoes just to be photographed once in it, and that is why she likes to repeat what she wears. “As many have come to see the way I dress, I am hardly conscious about the fashion critics while picking my outfits. Whether it is with heels or clothing, comfort is my top priority,” Sushmita said, while talking about how fashion has evolved for her. “I may not always get the praise from the fashion police, but my fashion is for me and I am very comfortable with it. I also repeat my clothes and my shoes as I cannot live with the idea of spending big amounts of I MAY NOT ALWAYS GET THE money just to be photographed PRAISE FROM THE FASHION once in it,” she added. POLICE, BUT MY FASHION IS FOR After her appearance in the 2015 Bengali film Nirbaak, ME AND I AM VERY Sushmita made a comeback COMFORTABLE WITH IT. earlier this year in the web series SUSHMITA SEN Aarya. At the moment, she is judging a digital reality fashion show. “From when I began my modelling career to being Miss Universe , I have learnt that fashion is like a book. It shouldn’t be judged by its cover. However, the reason we put a lot of thought into how we present ourselves in the fashion industry is because it is the way we connect and inspire with people around the world,” she said. — IANS P ❝ HOW IT ALL BEGAN… “I was quite shocked when my only dream ever didn’t work. Call it a timely intervention, Sudeep from One Digital Entertainment reached out to me for creating content for YouTube and the rest is history.” Reaching millions of subscribers, Prajakta’s No Offence for YouTube’s Celebs join #FirstSalary ANUBHAV SINHA HANSAL MEHTA UMESH SHUKLA #FirstSalary is the new Twitter trend that has gone viral. Using this hashtag, celebrities and netizens have been sharing how much their first salary was, at what age they earned it and how they spent it. Following the trend, director Anubhav Sinha revealed that the reason for working at the age of 18 was so that he could smoke during his engineering days. He tweeted, “First Salary - Rs 80; Age - 18; Arithmetic tuition to a class 7 student to earn for my smoking in the college.” Hansal Mehta wrote, “First salary – Rs 450 pm; Age - 16; Salesperson at Intershoppe Kemp’s Corner selling Fu’s jeans and casual wear to earn SAYANI GUPTA money for my junior college wardrobe.” Filmmaker Umesh Shukla, also joined the trend and shared: “First salary – Rs 35 per show. Was working backstage under the director Mahendra Joshi. Then 400 Rs as a salesman.” Actress Sayani Gupta tweeted, “First salary - Rs 12,500, Age 21, Marketing and Sales Executive in a Publishing House/Infrastructure Research Firm.”Apurva Asrani also shared, “First salary - Rs 1,000, Age: 15, sales-boy for a ‘Weekender’ clothing store on Warden Rd, so that I could vacation in Bangalore without borrowing money from my father.” APURVA ASRANI Her mantra of success RAJAKTA Koli started with a dream of becoming the most successful radio jockey in the country, but then, as they say, life happened and today she is a successful YouTuber and a budding actress. Her subscribers are about to touch six million mark and Prajakta, who is currently in Chandigarh, believes the journey has just begun. The City Beautiful is keeping Prajakta ‘MostlySane’ just like her YouTube name. Here for about a month for the shooting of Jug Jug Jiyo, Prajakta is having the time of her life — great food, amazingly warm people; this actorcontent creator is sure enjoying it all! PRAJAKTA KOLI WITH MICHELLE OBAMA Creators for Change programme reached the United Nations headquarters and what followed was more recognition. “To be honest, all I ever wanted was to have 30,000 subscribers on YouTube! When I was growing up there was nothing called a YouTuber, but today it is one amazing platform. There is so much on the internet, but people subscribe to my stuff and that’s what makes me what I am today.” Content creation to acting ❝ EVERY MORNING AS I GO TO THE SETS, I SEE SO MANY PEOPLE SWEEPING STREETS, WHICH ARE NOT EVEN DIRTY IN THE FIRST PLACE. IT MIGHT BE NORMAL FOR CHANDIGARH FOLKS, BUT TO KNOW THAT CITIZENS DON’T CLUTTER AND EVERYTHING IS CLEANED EVERY SINGLE MORNING IS REMARKABLE. IF ONLY IT WAS THE NORM IN EVERY OTHER CITY IN THE COUNTRY! is one tough journey, adds Prajakta, “As a YouTuber, I am writing, acting and directing my stuff with a very amazing team. Starting with Mismatched, I realised there is so much more, which also prepared me for a stint in Jug Jug Jiyo. I am learning as I move on.” Ask her what next and she says, “I don’t know and that makes the possibilities endless.” firstname.lastname@example.org Salman goes into isolation Dedicated for a cause Ayushmann Khurrana talks about violence ...After his staff tests Covid-19 positive Salman Khan, who had recently resumed the shooting of his upcoming movie Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai along with Disha Patani and others, has gone into 14 days of isolation after his staff tested Covif-19 positive. Reportedly, Salman’s personal driver Ashok and two of his household staff have tested positive for Coronavirus. They have been admitted to the hospital. Sources close to the actor have stated that Salman has made sure that his staff gets the best treatment for the illness. Further details are awaited as neither Salman nor any of his family member has shared an official statement on this yet. SALMAN KHAN Nawaz is back on sets Nawazuddin Siddiqui is on a roll this year! With backto-back hits on different OTT platforms, the actor yet again proved his prowess by delivering spoton performances and slipping into various characters — be it a determined police officer in Raat Akeli Hai or Ayyan Mani in Serious Men. The actor, who was spending quality time back at his native place in Finally, the grand date The much-awaited, Wonder Woman 1984 has finally got a release date. The blockbuster starring Gal Gadot is all set to release in US theatres on Christmas Day 2020 and it will also be made available on OTT for HBO Max subscribers. Sharing the news with fans, lead star Gal Gadot took to Twitter and posted a still from the film while writing, “We’ve all waited a long time for this one to come. I can’t tell you how excited I am for all of you to see this movie.” As a content creator: Prajakta Koli has interacted with the who’s who in the world. She loves every minute of travelling and meeting amazing people. Be invested in what you do: One of my very first collaborations was with Ayushmann Khurrana. At his stature, he could have just waltzed in, done the script and be off, but he gave those extra 20-30 minutes to discuss the script, add a joke, remove another. I learnt from him how invested one could be in one’s craft and that makes all the difference. Remain yourself: I was literally shuddering as I met Michelle Obama, but how she made herself so relatable like just another ordinary girl was amazing to witness. Not average at all: My parents always insisted not to be average, below average chalega, and so would exceptional, but not average; get noticed, they preached and that’s been my motto. NAWAZUDDIN SIDDIQUI Uttar Pradesh, is finally back in Mumbai Just after returning to the city, Nawaz could not keep himself away from work. The actor was seen shooting for Kapil Sharma’s show on Wednesday. Nawazuddin took to his social media platforms and posted a few pictures from the sets of the show while stating, “First shoot after lockdown...” No faking, please Akshay Kumar serves Rs 500-crore defamation notice to YouTuber YouTuber Rashid Siddiqui, who was earlier arrested by Mumbai police for spreading fake news and dragging the name of Maharashtra’s CM Uddhav Thackeray and his son Aaditya Thackeray into Sushant Singh Rajput’s case, is in legal trouble yet again! This time, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has served him Rs-500 crore defamation notice for bringing his name up in the SSR case. Wonder Woman 1984 to release in theatres and OTT simultaneously c m y b against children on World Children’s Day Ayushmann Khurrana was recently appointed UNICEF’s Celebrity Advocate for their global campaign EVAC (Ending Violence Against Children). Today (November 20), as we celebrate ‘World Children’s Day’, the star talks about the urgent need to protect our future generations, “We know Covid-19 has not been easy for anyone, and especially children, making them more vulnerable to violence. We can prevent this by being aware and protecting the ones around us. As a UNICEF celebrity advocate, I am committed to ending violence against children,” says Ayushmann. According to the National Crime Records Bureau (2018), every hour five cases of child sexual abuse are reported in India. He adds, “Violence against children is often hidden and not reported. Children don’t speak up and parents, even if they know, may not report. Sexual abuse is often accompanied by stigma, the reasons children and parents shy away from reporting. Another unfortu- ❝ WE KNOW COVID-19 HAS NOT BEEN EASY FOR ANYONE, AND ESPECIALLY CHILDREN, MAKING THEM MORE VULNERABLE TO VIOLENCE... nate aspect of violence against children is that violence breeds violence. Children who grow up seeing and experiencing violence often perpetuate violence.”
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