31122020-LSTL-01.qxd 12/30/2020 11:47 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Wrap up After recovering from coronavirus, actor Varun Dhawan has wrapped up the first schedule of his upcoming movie, Jug Jugg Jeeyo, in Chandigarh. IANS LUDHIANA | THURSDAY | 31 DECEMBER 2020 IT’S A FAMILYPARTY! AMIT SADH SWARA BHASKAR Gurnaaz Kaur Priyanka’s memorable roles D ESPITE the previous months having been difficult, there is a lot to be thankful about. So, as we ease into 2021 and turn our back on 2020, it calls for a little celebration. Do it in style, like how these celebrities are bidding adieu to 2020. Family is a priority for Swara Bhaskar and she has it all chalked out. “I plan to ring-in the New Year with an intimate family holiday with my extended family at a gorgeous fort-hotel in Rajasthan. This pandemic has made me realise the importance of the family and loved ones. I wish everyone a very happy and prosperous 2021.” FAMILY TIME Priyanka Chopra posted a video on social media and wrote alongside, “In my 20 years in the entertainment industry, I’ve had the privilege to play some distinct, memorable characters crafted by the finest directors in the business. Today, I’m talking about three such amazing, complex characters I’ve played at different points in time, with depth, conflict and resilience & working with three phenomenal directors who I believe are an institution in themselves. Kashibai (Bajirao Mastani) by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Susanna (7 KhoonMaaf) by Vishal Bhardwaj and Jhilmil (Barfi) by Anurag Basu.” We last saw her in Ludo, opposite Abhishek Bachchan. For Asha Negi, “New Year’s Eve is just going to be about some friends, good food and lots of fun.” The actress wants to focus on health and give as much as she can to her family. It’ll be fair to call actress Evelyn Worthy tribute Nandita Das Filmmaker-actor Nandita Das on Wednesday mourned the loss of legendary music director Shantanu Mohapatra, saying it is a pity that amazing artistes like him go unnoticed. The actress took to Twitter to express her views. “Another great loss. We came from the same town, Baripada. So many evenings of singing, stories and warmth. Pity, amazing artists in different parts of the country go unnoticed by the rest of the country...world. Music director Shantanu Mohapatra no more,” Nandita wrote. —IANS JACQUELINE FERNANDEZ ANUPRIYA GOENKA HIMANSH KOHLI Sharma a globetrotter, as she spends each New Year’s Eve at a different place. This time is going to be no different, but rather special! “I’m going to spend New Year’s Eve with friends and family in Brisbane this year! When I was 18, I made a resolution to spend New Year’s Eve at different places each year. This year is extraspecial because I will spend it with my fiancé Tushaan and our puppy Coco!” Adds actress Sneha Namanandi, “I am going to stay with my family for the New Year’s Eve. That’s what I mostly do. Even if I step out for partying with my friends, I wish my mother first and my family. This time because of the curfew, I will stay back with family and chill with them.” For singer Shilpa Rao, gratitude and hope are the emotions with which she will welcome the New Year. “After the unimaginable 2020, I am just so thankful for everything I have in life, especially my family. So, I’ll keep it really simple and begin 2021 with a prayer for everyone’s good health, peace and love. Thankfully, my family is here with me and we’ll spend this time together in laughter and love.” for obvious reasons, but Simran and I plan to go to Maldives in January.” We’ll get to see the cook in singer Madhav Mahajan taking the lead on December 31. “I prefer working on New Year’s Eve, so all these years I have performed at some or the other event. But this year I prefer to keep my friends and family safe. I totally respect the government guidelines. So, in all probability, I would be at home with my close friends and family. I am a good cook, so I will make something special for them.” For Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez, 2020 has been a rollercoaster ride, a year with so much happening globally. “I will be working on New Year’s Eve. My resolution for 2021 is to be happy and positive. I would rather prefer to hop from one set to another than be deprived of the joy of shooting.” As for actor Amit Sadh, “May be an early dinner with my friends. It’s just another day for me. I guess I will be starting my day early at 6 o’clock with a jog, with a prayer for the world to heal, for a better life and health for everyone. My New Year resolution is to be more disciplined and consistent.” For actress Anupriya Goenka, 2020 has been a mixed bag of emotions. She says, “I haven’t made a plan just yet as I might be shooting. I think it will be a quiet time with the family if I am home.” Actor Himansh Kohli is heading to Mussoorie with a friend. “In 2021, my first plan is to cut down on all those extra calories.” As the most extraordinary of years draws to a close, let’s have some fun! VIRTUAL CELEBRATION It’s been a tough year, but as it draws to a close it’s time to reflect and ring-in the New Year. Most celebs would like to celebrate at home this time; what’s your plan? EVELYN SHARMA Jonita Gandhi, singer, has had a hectic year with three back-to-back films for which she sang. Her celebrations are much in tandem with the need of this time. “This New Year’s Eve, I’ll be celebrating virtually with friends and family.” It will be a house-party for newlywed Ranjha Vikram. “We will party with friends at home. I want to avoid clubs B-town in vacationmode ANGAD BEDI AND NEHA DHUPIA It’s time to say goodbye to 2020, the year when the pandemic plagued the world. With celebrations being lowkey this year, many celebs have taken off for holidays with their loved ones to ringin the New Year. Here’s a look: Maldives calling Maldives has been the hottest tourist destination of 2020. From the moment lockdown was lifted, several Btown celebrities were seen heading to Maldives to rejuvenate. And now celebs, including DishaPatani, Tiger Shroff, Ananya Pandey, Ishaan Khatter, Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani, are in Maldives to welcome 2021. MALAIKA ARORA Goa diaries While Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi are chilling in Goa currently, other celebs who are in Goa to celebrate the new year include Malaika Arora, Arjun Kapoor, Karan Johar and Amrita Arora. Royal Jaipur RANBIR KAPOOR AND ALIA BHATT RANVEER SINGH AND DEEPIKA PADUKONE Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt took off for Jaipur on a c m y b ISHAAN KHATTER chartered flight on December 29. They were accompanied by Neetu Kapoor, Riddhima Kapoor, Soni Razdan, Alia’s sister Shaheen Bhatt, and Riddhima’s husband and daughter. They will usher in 2021 at the Ranthambore National Park. Even Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh were also seen walking hand-in-hand at the Mumbai airport on Tuesday, as they too jetted off to Jaipur to ring-in the new year. SIDHARTH MALHOTRA Jungle safari Aamir Khan, along with wife Kiran Rao and kids, is holidaying at the Gir National Park in Gujarat. The couple marked 15 years of their marriage on 28th December and were spotted heading off for Gir. Aamir seems to be quite impressed with the habitat of Asiatic lions. “It was our good fortune to spot the king of the jungle with its native family,” the actor wrote in the visitors’ book. DISHA PATANI ANANYA PANDEY TIGER SHROFF
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