07012021-LSTC-01.qxd 1/6/2021 11:59 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Great idea Aditi Rao Hydari has collaborated with Mallika to design a collection, which uses material that is considered waste and usually ends up in landfills or oceans. CHANDIGARH | THURSDAY | 7 JANUARY 2021 Politics, mystery & more An intriguing plot and upbeat cast, Amazon Prime Video’s original series Tandav is ready to makes heads turn. We catch up with those at the helm… Sheetal S Kim heading for third divorce? Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her rapper-husband, Kanye West, are heading for a divorce, according to reports. Multiple sources said that 'divorce is imminent' for the couple, with Kardashian hiring divorce attorney to the stars Laura Wasser. "They are keeping it low-key but they are done. Kim has hired Laura Wasser and they are in settlement talks," said the source. Reportedly, the reality TV star has not been seen wearing her wedding ring and Kanye stayed at his $14 million Wyoming ranch over the holidays, instead of spending time with the family. KANYE WEST "Kim got Kanye to go up there (Wyoming) so they could live separate lives and quietly get things sorted out to separate and divorce. She's done," a source said. Meanwhile, a separate source said Kanye has become increasingly uncomfortable with the star lives of the Kardashians and 'is completely over the entire family'…" This would be Kim's third divorce. The couple walked down the aisle in 2014 in Italy. They have four children — daughter North, son Saint, daughter Chicago and son Psalm. — IANS TARTING the New Year with a big bang, Amazon Prime Video is all set to showcase the political drama Tandav, directed by none other than Ali Abbas Zafar, of Tiger Zinda Hai, Sultan and Bharatfame. The show also marks his digital debut and even the teaser has got rave reviews. Produced by Himanshu Kishan Mehra, the nine-partseries has an ensemble cast, including Saif Ali Khan, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Kritika Kamra, Dino Morea, Gauahar Khan, Sarah Jane Dias and Amyra Dastur. Also in neverseen-before avatars will be Dimple Kapadia and Sunil Grover, who are making their digital debuts. In the trailer, Saif’s character, Samar Pratap Singh, brings into perspective Chanakya’s wisdom, “If you can’t be the king, be the kingmaker.” But in reality, he remembers so very little about the pioneer of politics. He says, “The only Chanakya I have read is in Amar Chitra Katha and that I can’t remember. For me, it is primarily a show about people and pressure. To see what happens when you give peo- STILLS FROM TANDAV ALI ABBAS ZAFAR ple goals and their ambitious instinct kicks in. The entertainment industry in India is going through a renaissance and stories like Tandav are at the forefront of this change. A good piece of dramatic writing and a compelling creation featuring grey characters is always exciting.” Director’s cut Another interesting fact is that Ali had this script in mind ever since the days of Sultan. “When Himanshu and I were dis- SUNIL GROVER AND DIMPLE KAPADIA cussing the idea, Amazon was looking for directors and fresh content. We were hopeful that they would have similar kind of sensibility that we have. While we pitched our concept at Amazon studios two weeks post Sultan’s release, it was well appreciated but still did not get the response I was expecting. But a week later, we were contacted and told to go for it.” Veteran actress Dimple Kapadia adds, “The story is interesting, cast is amazing, and I got an opportunity to work with Ali Abbas sir! There’s nothing more I could ask for a debut on OTT. Anuradha is the kind of character Deepika Padukone’s birthday bash! Deepika Padukone, who turned 35 on Tuesday, celebrated her special day with a grand bash. The star-studded event saw the who’s who of Btown in attendance, including Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Karan Johar, Ananya Pandey, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Ishaan Khatter, amongst others. Going by the pictures, it seems the dress code for the party was black. Deepika and Ranveer looked stylish, as they entered the venue twinning in black. While Deepika wore a c m y b Sarah too narrates her experience, “I have never been on a set where everybody gets together and actually plays cricket. It happened at Pataudi. The best part was that they planned the shoot in such a way that they could eke out time for cricket! That’s just one of the many instances where we got along very well as a cast. We were spoilt and Sudhir Mishra remembers Om Puri on death anniversary (Clockwise from top left) Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, Ishaan Khatter; and Ananya Panday with Karan Johar RANBIR KAPOOR AND ALIA BHATT Happy team there’s no other set that can be this cool.” “In Tandav, I will not be seen wearing a saree and making people laugh! Instead, Ali told me to grow a beard for playing Gurpal,” exclaims Sunil Grover. Having worked with Ali earlier, he knew that Tandav would be a compelling story, but at the same time confirmed with director whether he was sure of casting him! “And the rest is history. His belief was mine. Ali has given my character the depth that an actor longs for. Saying yes to this role was instinctive and working with accomplished artistes such as Saif and Dimple ji is a bonus.” Befitting tribute PHOTOS: PTI baggy black sweater and leather pants, Ranveer was seen in a white shirt, black sweater and blue jeans. Alia Bhatt arrived at the party dressed in a black crop top and black jeans, while Ranbir Kapoor accompanied her in a white shirt and black denims. Alia’s sister Shaheen had joined the couple. Karan Johar came along with Ananya Panday. While the filmmaker wore a printed red jacket, Ananya was seen dressed in an allwhite outfit. Besides guests, Deepika also celebrated her birthday with paparazzi by cutting a cake with them! that I have never played before and is very well etched.” The difference in working for a movie and on OTT platform, she believes is that OTT affords more screen time so there is a lot more one can do. Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra remembered Om Puri on his death anniversary on Wednesday, saying the late iconic actor was one the heroes of his youth. Remembering the talented actor who passed away in 2017, Sudhir Mishra tweeted: “Brilliant is the word! One of the heroes of my youth. I remember coming to Delhi from Sagar just to watch Om, Naseer, Manohar Singh and Surekha Sikri perform!” “And then he agreed to work with me. Dharavi is my favourite amongst the films I have made and it’s SUDHIR MISHRA OM PURI probably because of his brilliance that it made a mark!” Mishra mentioned in a separate tweet. — IANS
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