22112020-LSTC-01.qxd 11/21/2020 11:05 PM Page 1 c m y b ‘NOT HOPEFUL ABOUT OTT’ Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui feels OTTs are getting cramped in India and herd mentality is seeping in. The actor says everyone wants to do something on the digital platform, not for the art but just for the sake of business. IANS TRIBUNE Not now! Saif Ali Khan, who had recently announced his autobiography, is now planning to drop the idea, as he feels his honesty will disturb a certain section of the audience. CHANDIGARH | SUNDAY | 22 NOVEMBER 2020 Be strong, be hopeful Shocking revelation! Amit Sadh says he attempted suicide four times during teenage With their new album Be, popular K-pop band BTS sends out a message of hope amid the depressing times mankind is going through It may seem that the world has stopped, but life goes on — this is the message of popular K-pop band BTS’s new album Be. While the pandemic has hit everyone hard, the biggest blow to this seven-member boy band is that they cannot meet their fans. But as they say no lock comes without a key, BTS engaged their fans in their process of their latest album. Sharing bits and pieces and how they went about it, they termed the decision just right to beat the current mood. Their global conference on Friday had the media in attendance, virtually and AP/PTI Mona The album itself is about how many people were troubled by this unexpected situation and regardless of that how life will go on. That was the story we wanted to tell. Hope it cheers up many people. — JIMIN physically. All dressed in smart suits, while RM, Jin, JHope, Jimin, V and Jungkook took to the stage, Suga couldn’t join in as he is recovering from an injury. Be, which was released on November 20, has seven songs that touch upon different feelings, including emptiness and uncertainty, but, in There was a time when we fostered our dreams while looking up to someone. We didn’t follow their direction, but paved our own path. I’m sure younger artistes will do an even better job. — JIN their own fun way, they try to inject hope amidst the despair. The album includes Life Goes On, Fly to My Room, Blue & Grey, Skit, Telepathy, Dis-sease and Stay, as also the hit Dynamite. Within a day of its release, Life Goes On’s video garnered more than 7.6 crore views! Soaring high BTS made it to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 with their song Dynamite in the US. As for the future, they are eyeing the Grammys, the nominations for which will be announced soon. Covid-19 has taught multitasking to everyone. BTS c m y b The name BTS stands for Bangtan Sonyeondan in Korean, Bulletproof Boy Scouts in English. Also, known as Bangstan Boys, they prefer being identified as 'Beyond the Scene' lately. members too decided to click pictures and take on direction, of course, with the able assistance of their ARMY (the acronym ‘Adorable Representative M.C. for Youth’, which stands for their fans who are always by their side). “We took the pictures of us hanging out, just like boys having fun; they came out well,” says V, who for the first time was the in-charge of the visuals. “Though we are not together physically, we are connected deeply. And we hope to continue this bond in future as well.” The future sure holds much promise! firstname.lastname@example.org Amit Sadh, who is known for his roles in movies such as Sultan, Kai Po Che, Guddu Rangeela among others, made a shocking revelation in a recent media interaction. The actor said he attempted suicide four times when he was a teenager. After the fourth attempt, he decided to stop such thoughts and go beyond that. Said Amit Sadh, “I didn’t overcome it all in one day — took me 20 years! I just found one thing for sure — this is not the end. I feel blessed and fortunate that I’m on the other side of the white light. Now I have a lot of compassion, love and empathy for people who become weak.” Amit, who was last seen in Vidya Balan and Sanya Malhotra starrer Shakuntala Devi, added, “There must be so many people who commit suicide, but there are so many more people who contemplate or have thoughts about committing suicide on some dark day. For me, what marks real strength is to come out of it.”
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