22112020-LSTL-01.qxd 11/21/2020 11:14 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. LUDHIANA | 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 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 for- 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! Neha Bhasin talks about being sexually abused during childhood Speaking out Singer Neha Bhasin has opened up about being sexually abused several times in her life. She revealed that she was molested at the age of 10 during a visit to Haridwar. “I was 10 years old. I was in Haridwar, one of the religious places in India. My mother was standing a few feet away from me. Suddenly, a guy came and touched me inappropri- ately. I was shocked. I just ran away. Then, a few years later, a man grabbed my breasts in a hall. I clearly remember these incidents. I used to think that it’s my fault. Now, people have come on social media and have started abusing others — mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually there. I consider it faceless terrorism,” Neha said. Speaking of cyber bullying, Neha recalled receiving death threats online from fans of a popular K-pop band. “It all started when I had shared my point of view in support of another singer. I did not pass any demeaning remarks for the K-pop band. I only had said that I am not a big fan of that particular band and since then I have been trolled. From rape threats to death threats, I have witnessed it all. I don’t keep quiet now. I even filed a police complaint,” she added. — IANS 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 Prabhudeva is married again? Filmmaker and choreographer Prabhudheva has reportedly got married to his physiotherapist. Rumours are rife that the filmmaker got hitched during a private ceremony at his Mumbai residence, Green Acres, in September and they are currently living together in Chennai. This is Prabhudheva’s second marriage. He was earlier married to Ramlatha aka Latha, but in 2011 they got divorced. Madhur Bhandarkar accuses Karan Johar of using his film’s title FABULOUS LIVES OF BOLLYWOOD WIVES What’s the truth? In 2016, Madhur Bhandarkar had announced a film titled Bollywood Wives. And last week, Netflix India released the trailer of its upcoming reality series titled Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives, which is being produced by Karan Johar. On Friday, Bhandarkar took to his Twitter handle and accused Karan Johar of twisting his title for the Netflix series. He tweeted, “Dear @karanjohar U & @apoorvamehta18 had asked me for the title #BollywoodWives for web, which I refused, as my project is underway. It is morally & ethically wrong for you to tweak it to #TheFabulousLivesofBollywoodWives. Pls do not dent my project. I humbly request u to change the title.” Neither Netflix nor Karan Johar have reacted on this matter so far. Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives, which is set to premiere on November 27 on Netflix, is based on the lives of popular ‘star wives’, namely Seema Khan (wife of Sohail Khan), Maheep Kapoor (wife of Sanjay Kapoor), Bhavana Pandey (wife of Chunky Panday) and Neelam Kothari Soni (wife of Samir Soni). MADHUR BHANDARKAR 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! email@example.com tunate 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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