28122020-LSTC-01.qxd 12/27/2020 11:28 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Pen drive Kangana Ranaut has once again used a poem to express her feelings, and this time has shared that she wants her ashes to be scattered on the mountains, and not immersed in Ganga. LUDHIANA | MONDAY | 28 DECEMBER 2020 FAMILIAR FACE UNFAMILIAR TURF ALIA BHATT Abhishek Bachchan in Breathe: Into The Shadows In legal soup ARSHAD WARSI IN ASUR SUSHMITA SEN IN AARYA Now, a case against the team of Gangubai Kathiawadi As per reports, a case has been registered against filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Alia Bhatt and Bhansali Productions by Gangubai Kathiawadi’s son Babuji Rawji Shah, for ‘indecent representation’ of the Kathiawadi family. Reportedly, Shah has also filed a case against writer Hussain Zaidi and reporter Jane Borges. Hussain Ever since the penned the book The Mafia Queens promo of the film of Mumbai, on which the movie is came out, rumours based, while the original research have spread and Babuji is credited to Jane. Rawji Shah has been In a statement, Babuji Rawji harassed. Shah’s lawyer Narendra Dubey LAWYER said, “Ever since the promo of the film came out, rumours have spread and Shah has been harassed in his own locality. His leg was fractured after being hit. His relatives are also suffering as they are now being known as coming from a ‘prostitute family’.” He added that they may also file a criminal complaint. BOBBY DEOL FLASHBACK 2020 O TT platforms emerged as a viable medium for storytelling this year and many Bollywood actors made their digital debut in 2020. While many of these stars left a mark with their performance, a few failed to impress the viewers. Here’s a look: SEN-SATIONAL COMEBACK SUSHMITA SEN IN AARYA ance in Aarya recently. WHAT A TRANSFORMATION ARSHAD WARSI IN ASUR his bold and impressive act. SPLIT PERSONALITY ABHISHEK BACHCHAN IN BREATHE: INTO THE SHADOWS CRIME ZONE LARA DUTTA IN HUNDRED Abhishek Bachchan made his digital debut with Amazon Prime Video’s web series Breathe: Into The Shadows and impressed everyone with his split- personality avatar. Junior Bachchan played the role of a loving father as well as kidnapper in the show and received great reviews. Arshad Warsi was seen in a completely different avatar in his debut web series Asur on Voot Select. The actor, who has mostly played comedy roles in his career, left a mark in this series with his complex character. Arshad played Dhananjay Rajput, mentor to the character of Barun Sobti, in this crime thriller that is inspired by American series True Detective. GONE WITHOUT A TRACE KARISMA KAPOOR IN MENTALHOOD HE NAILED IT BOBBY DEOL IN AASHRAM Karisma Kapoor ruled the silver screen in the 90s. The actress was on a long break and made a comeback this year with AltBalaji’s web series Mentalhood, which was a handbook of modern parenting. The show featured how Karisma multitasks and shares her experiences with a group of mothers who have similar problems. The actress looked gorgeous in the series but failed to leave an impression. Although the movie Class of 83 starring Bobby Deol had a digital release on Netflix, the actor made his web series debut with Aashram on MX Player. Interestingly, both the chapters of this Prakash Jha directorial released this year itself. In the series, Bobby plays Baba Nirala, a self-proclaimed godman who is a saint in his followers’ eyes, but a devil behind their backs. The actor totally nailed his part with Real, reel & in-between AK vs AK, a dark comedy thriller, introduces the audience to a unique craft of storytelling Film: AK vs AK Director: Vikramadiya Motwane Cast: Anil Kapoor, Anurag Kashyap Rating: Who is bigger in the industry—the filmmaker or the actor? Is it the vision of the director who creates the story or the actor who pulls the audience and thus bring box-office success? The film begins at a MAMI interaction where one of the attendees throws open this question to Anurag Kashyap and Anil Kapoor. While Kapoor believes it is the actor who rules the medium, Kashyap disagrees. Tempers flare and a clash ensues with Kashyap splashing a glass of water on Kapoor’s face. The industry is outraged at Kashyap and makes him an outcast. It’s time for revenge. Anurag Kashyap kidnaps Sonam Kapoor and Anil Kapoor has only 10 hours to find her. In all this, Anurag’s assistant Yogita Bihani (whom we hardly get to see since she is behind the camera) will film KARISMA IN MENTALHOOD BOLLYWOOD STARS WHO MADE OTT DEBUT IN 2020 Sushmita Sen gave a powerpacked performance and did justice to the challenging role in her web debut Aarya on Disney+ Hotstar. The series revolved around the life of a woman who takes charge of the family responsibilities after her husband was shot dead. Sushmita made her comeback after a gap of 10 years with this series and the wait was worth it. The actress has even won an award for her performLARA DUTTA IN HUNDRED Gurnaaz Kaur AFTAB SHIVDASANI IN POISON 2 his every move. But wait… is it happening for real or is it for reel? This question stays with you throughout the flick, an experiment like no other in Bollywood. Released on December 24 for a reason, as that’s when the movie starts off, on Kapoor’s birthday. His family is waiting for him to celebrate his birthday whereas this helpless father has just the night to find his daughter. Jerky camera movements, a race against time on the streets of a city that never sleeps, this movie in a movie keeps you on tenterhooks. A hostage thriller, a drama rehearsal, a real-life agony- all of it or none of it. You know it is a film but the way it is made makes you doubt it still. In AK vs AK, streaming on Netflix, this tussle between the director and actor has a point. To whom does the industry belong? There is a reference to nepotism when Anurag says no one becomes an overnight star unless there is Kapoor or Khan as the surname. Along the way, some real-life events add to the bizarre drama, like the mention of Allwyn Kalicharan and Grant Road, the films Anurag wanted to make with Anil Kapoor but the latter refused owing to his superstar status. In one scene, Anil Kapoor supported Kashyap in his early days, from paying the first instalment of his house to doing the mahurat clap of his first film. Such dialogues add even more strength to this metafilm. Anil Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap both have tasted success for their work. And even as they play themselves in this film, they are indeed outstanding. Anurag Kashyap is a natural in his negative role, playing with eyes and using that grin every now and then to prove his point. Anil Kapoor had the camera on him constantly and you feel his pain as he sets out on this mission to rescue his daughter. There are scenes where you feel pity, too. Like the one when he passes through a crowd celebrating Christmas and performs One Two Ka Four on stage. It makes you realise the power of public in making someone a star. There is a lot to this film that will make you think and you’ll end up with admiration for the craft and those playing their roles. c m y b Lara Dutta made her digital debut with the action-comedy web series titled Hundred alongside Sairat-fame Rinku Rajguru on Disney+ Hotstar. Lara played the role of an ambitious cop who teams up with a girl named Netra, who only has 100 days to live, and trains her to become a badass undercover agent. The rest of the series focuses on how the duo goes about cracking cases, solving mysteries and catching criminals. MAKING AN IMPACT AFTAB SHIVDASANI IN POISON 2 Aftab Shivdasani began a new chapter in life this year with the stylish web series Poison 2 on Zee5. The thriller, revolving around the journey of a ruthless tycoon, gained a fair deal of attention with its production values and presentation. Aftab did receive appreciation for his performance in this one. The parting shot New shows on web to bid adieu to 2020 YEARLY DEPARTED WEBSOLUTE FUN DECEMBER 29: PAURASHPUR ON ALTBALAJI AND ZEE5 Along with the larger-thanlife sets, lavish costumes, and jewellery, Paurashpur boasts of an ensemble cast that includes Annu Kapoor, Milind Soman and Shilpa Shinde among others. Directed by Sachindra Vats, the show revolves around the battle against gender equality in a kingdom dominated by men. Every character is grey and they must fight for what they believe is right in order to survive in Paurashpur. DECEMBER 30: YEARLY DEPARTED ON AMAZON PRIME VIDEO Comedy special features eulogies for the year 2020 with a line-up of all-women comedians discussing everything from casual sex to beige Band-Aids and everything that we’ve “lost” in 2020. After a year of societal upheaval, plague, murder hornets and banana bread, the series will give 2020 the huge send-off it deserves, from some of the world’s funniest women. Here’s how Bhaicelebrated birthday Salman Khan turned 55 on Sunday and it was time for celebrations! Every year fans gather outside Salman’s house to wish him and have a glimpse of their Dabangg star. However, this year, Salman was at his Panvel farmhouse on his special day where he celebrated his birthday with the media. In the pictures, Salman is seen cutting the cake with paparazzi. The actor looks dapper in a blue tee-shirt and blue jeans while flaunting his bearded look.
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