23112020-LSTC-01.qxd 11/22/2020 11:06 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Coming soon Filmmaker-writer Faruk Kabir says Vidyut Jammwal-starrer Khuda Haafiz will soon have a sequel. The sequel will go on the floors in April, 2021. CHANDIGARH | MONDAY | 23 NOVEMBER 2020 The action begins here… Dev Kharoud and Japji Khera start shooting for the sequel of Daakuan Da Munda Gurnaaz Kaur ‘Hello everyone...’ Zaira Wasim urges fan clubs to delete her pictures P Zaira Wasim, who rose to fame with her stunning debut in Aamir Khan’s film Dangal, last year decided to quit her career owing to religious reasons. Now, Zaira has requested her fan pages to delete all her pictures and stop sharing them since she is trying to start a new chapter in her life. Talking about this, Wasim wrote on Instagram, “Hello everyone! I want to just take a moment to thank each of you for the constant love and kindness you have showered me with.” She continued, “You all have been a constant source of love and strength, thank you for being there to support me... I request you to please take down my pictures from your accounts and ask other fan pages to do the same.” Sana marries Mufti Sana Khan, who had recently announced her exit from the entertainment industry, has tied the knot with Mufti Anas from Gujarat. In a video that’s going viral, Sana is seen wearing a white princess gown and cutting a cake with MUFTI ANAS & SANA KHAN Mufti in the presence of their family members. Back in October, Sana declared that she was saying goodbye to her showbiz lifestyle in order to serve humanity and follow a religious path. Actors mourn Leena Acharya’s demise Popular television actress Leena Acharya passed away on Saturday due to kidney failure. She was in her 30s and her death came as a shock to many. Several television celebs and Leena’s co-stars took to their social media accounts and mourned her death. Rohan Mehra, who had shared screen space with her in Class of 2020, took to social media to share a photo clicked in 2019. He LEENA ACHARYA wrote, “Rest in peace @leena_acharya20 ma’am. Last year this time we were shooting for the Class of 2020. Will miss you.” Leena’s co-star Worship Khanna shared a still with her from the show and captioned it stating, “It’s sad when the person who gave you memories becomes one. RIP Speaking .” about the same, he says, “Leena was suffering from kidney ailment for the past one and half years. Her mother donated her kidney a while back, but she didn’t survive. In 2015, I had the opportunity to work with Leena ji. She played my mother on-screen in Seth Ji.” A murder mystery, a clash with drug mafias, up close and personal with Black Beauty and a date with the Bollywood wives. This is how the week ahead looks like on web: UNJABI cinema is back in action, literally. The shooting of the sequel of Daakuan Da Munda has commenced with Dev Kharoud and Japji Khera in the leads. The poster release of the movie has created a buzz on social media and Dev himself is quite excited about the flick. It’s the same team of Dakuaan Da Munda coming back together for this one — Mandeep Benipal is the director and Ravneet Kaur Chahal and Rajesh Kumar of Dream Reality Movies along with Munish Sahni and Aniket Kawade of Omjee Star Studios are producing it. But what’s different about the sequel is the story. Inspired by real-life, Dakuaan Da Munda-2 is an adaptation of Punjabi book Shararti Tatt. It narrates the life and hardships of Manga Singh Antal. Dev’s new look is quite interesting. “This is also an autobiography but it is nothing similar to Mintu Gursaria ji’s story. Every life has its own journey. Manga Singh in his book talks about his college days. He emphasises on how young boys consider being mischievous and disobedient as a good thing; being notorious is a matter of commercial success. Their thought is to bring true stories related to social issues on the big screen under the same name. It is not every day that a movie becomes a blockbuster. The audience has a certain expectation from the name and we want to live up to it.” Yes, part two also revolves around drug addiction. Dev says, “It’s also about the beautiful bond between a husband and wife. The wife makes every effort to make him aware about the dangers of drug abuse while the husband tries every trick in the book to fool her. He goes to the extent of exploiting his family. This, if you look around, is the reality that drug addicts live. They end up killing people for the sake of one dose.” Japji is happy to be associated with the franchise. “The script is very powerful and the EVEN IF I DO A ROMANTIC ROLE WHERE I AM SINGING LOVE subject is quite releSONGS (WHICH I HONESTLY vant. I’ve WANT TO DO), THERE WILL seen the first part STILL BE ACTION IN IT. and I liked it Japji Khaira & Dev Kharoud during DEV KHAROUD very much. I mahurat shot Dakuaak Da Munda 2 think it is a matter of joy for any pride for them.” same name? “The produc- actor to be a part of such If the stories are not co- ers have decided to retain an entertaining film that related, then why keep the the title as it has been a has a message.” ❝ November 27: Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives on Netflix Wives of Bollywood actors, including Maheep Kapoor, Neelam Kothari, Seema Khan and Bhavana Pandey, will give a sneak peek into what it takes to be oh-so-fabulous. Bound by a friendship that dates back 25 years, this girl gang will share how they LA’S FINEST BOLLYWOOD WIVES A complete package manage their lives, kids, businesses and most importantly, each other. With a surplus of sass, these women sure know how to have a good time! November 27: LA’s Finest Season 2 on SonyLIV The season 2 of LA’s Finest will see Syd Burnett (Gabrielle Union), who took down a drug cartel, has left behind her past to become an email@example.com Babita Phogat announces pregnancy WEBSOLUTE FUN November 27: Dark7White on AltBalaji & Zee5 Club With plenty of twists and turns, Dark7White is a youthoriented political murder mystery which is narrated in a quirky style, laced with dark humour. It is a gripping story about seven friends having high profile jobs with the story shedding light on how their situation wasn’t the same back in their college days. It stars Sumeet Vyas in the lead role. Her role has three parts, of a volleyball player, a girlfriend and that of a wife. “I’ve played the sport in my college so that part is easy but to play a wife whose husband lies to her, her struggles and helplessness, the anger she is the challenging part. Having said that I do feel sad and sorry for the women who go through so much trouble because of someone else’s wrong decisions.” If drug abuse is a common link between the two parts, action can’t be left behind. Looking at Dev’s career graph one can find many commonalities but the actor thinks there is no reason to fear typecasting. “Even if I do a romantic role where I am singing love songs (which I honestly want to do), there will still be action in it. Everyone else is also just doing comedy, so isn’t it better that I do something that’s not so common in the industry? As far as doing autobiographies, this is my fourth and it’s a huge challenge to separate one from the other. The looks, behaviour, everything has to be anew. From being Gandhi to Mintu Gursariya and now Manga Singh Antal, I’ve learnt a lot, improved my craft and become confident about what I am doing.” LAPD detective. Now partnered with Nancy McKenna (Jessica Alba), a working mom with an equally complex history, Syd is forced to confront how much her unapologetic lifestyle may be masking a personal secret. November 27: Black Beauty on Disney+ Hotstar Premium This modern day reimagining of Anna Sewell’s timeless clas- sic, follows Black Beauty (Kate Winslet), a wild horse born free in the American West. Rounded up and taken away from her family, Beauty is brought to Birtwick Stables where she meets a spirited teenage girl, Jo Green (Mackenzie Foy). Beauty and Jo forge an unbreakable bond that carries Beauty through the different chapters, challenges, and adventures of her life. Aamir Khan’s Dangal had showcased the real-life story of sisters Geeta Phogat and Babita Phogat. Since then, Geeta and Babita have become a major inspiration for all young girls, who dream of making their nation proud. Taking her personal life to the next level, Babita had tied the knot with Vivek Suhag on December 1, 2019, in an intimate ceremony. And now, Babita has given the good news to her fans as she has announced her first pregnancy. Taking to her Instagram handle, Babita shared a beautiful picture with her husband, Vivek. In the picture, Babita can be seen flaunting her baby bump in a BABITA & VIVEK SUHAG white dress. There are countless reasons, apart from memorable performances, which make The Crown Season 4 an experience to remember Nonika Singh If Lady Diana is your favourite member of the British Royal household and if you were looking forward to the fourth season of The Crown to see the Princess of Wales come alive once more...well, there is both good news and bad. For one, the Season 4 isn’t just about her. It is called The Crown for no other reason but for the fact that the pivot always is the Queen Elizabeth II. It’s not just the characters, including her husband Phillip (Tobias Menzies) who realise the truth about her being the centre, “she is the oxygen we all breathe”, but the series too is primarily about her and the times she lives in. Having said that Lady Di appears in all her glory and with all her charm intact. Indeed, none can match the beauty of the real Lady Diana. Yet the reel Diana, Emma Corrin, comes close. In the first few scenes we meet an ordinary girl besotted by what she presumes is her Prince Charming. Yes, Diana and her troubled marriage with Prince Charles are central to the narrative in this season. But even more significant is the stormy relationship between two most powerful women in England — the queen and the country’s first woman Prime Minister. Gillian Anderson as the Irony Lady Margaret Thatch- Simply royal! NET, FLICKS & MORE Web series: The Crown (Season 4) Cast: Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies, Helena Bonham Carter, Gillian Anderson, Josh O’Connor, Emma Corrin, Erin Doherty and Marion Bailey Creator: Peter Morgan Rating: er is first rate; from her accentuated way of speech to her pronounced body language she masters it all. As for other actors, well they continue to win us over too. Helena c m y b Bonham Carter as the somewhat disturbed Princess Margaret and Olivia Colman plays the stoic and stable queen as ever. Of course, the show that humanises royalty like few have is a bit harsh on Prince Charles. No reflection on the actor Josh O’Connor though, with just that slight hunch, and a smile bordering on grimace he carries the insecurity of Charles as if it were his second nature. Wish the director-writer had applied the same dictum as it does to the conflict between two leading ladies, the queen and her prime minster whose tussle had become public knowledge too. Yet, there is little you can grudge in the series which does not sensationalise Diana’s affairs or Charles’ indiscretions. Actually, we could suggest count- less reasons why you should be watching this series. The writing is sterling, each dialogue is a gem, akin to a quotable quote. As for the historical veracity, well it has the international media divided over the creative license the series takes more than once. But the season four does recreate many an iconic moment, replete with some factual one-liners faultlessly. Streaming on Netflix you could certainly binge watch all the 10 episodes. But if you want to truly savour this royal affair (no pun intended), watch it at leisure. Let your senses soak in the resplendence and let the ruminations simmer in your mind for it to be a truly invigorating experience.
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