11012021-LSTC-01.qxd 1/10/2021 11:18 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Role call Director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury is all set to mesmerise us with another project. This time, Aniruddha has found his leading lady in Yami Gautam. LUDHIANA | MONDAY | 11 JANUARY 2021 Prevention is better than fear HRITHIK ROSHAN & DEEPIKA PADUKONE 2020 made us realise the value of health. Five wellness trends to watch out for in 2021 Casting coup Hrithik and Deepika to come together for the first time! Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone and director Siddharth Anand put all rumours to rest as on Sunday they announced their collaboration with the film Fighter. It’s a casting coup that Siddharth has pulled off by getting two of the most talented and good looking actors together for the very first time. On working with Siddharth, Hrithik says, “This one is special as it deepens my association with a director and friend whose journey I have witnessed from being an AD on the sets, to directing me in Bang Bang and War.” Siddharth says, “This is definitely one of the most exciting moments of my life to bring together two of my favourite stars, Hrithik and Deepika, for the first time to the Indian and global audience. I am thrilled to begin the journey of Marflix, a production house dedicated to action film-making in India. I start this journey of Marflix along with my life partner Mamta Anand.” Mona A T the start of a new year, a common but significant resolve is to eat healthy, stay fit and find peace. The year 2020 made us realise the value of staying well physically and mentally. Wellness in 2021 gets a push for preventative lifestyle choices. With the hope of the vaccine taking things back to normal but the shadow of another pandemic scare looming large, wellness is expected to become the buzzword. Right from eye yoga to virtual counselling to micro monitoring of health parameters—ancient and modern wisdom walk handin-hand for the wellness industry in 2021. SHILPA SHETTY SUBHASH GHAI Looking ahead 2021 Mental health It’s magical Magic has been an attraction in Indian cinema, since beginning. Few people would know that from the age of silent cinema, almost 50 films have been made on magic. This includes Prakash Mehra’s Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Jaadugar as well. But this is the first time that a film is going to be made on the life of a magician and facts of the magic art. That renowned magician is Samrat Shankar, and the name of the film is Jaadu Meri Nazar. This docu-drama film would be made covering magician Shankar’s long magical journey of 45 years, along with his magic shows. Samrat Shankar, being the numero uno magician of the nation, has done 25,000 shows till date, 18,000 of those were for charity. Magician Shankar says, “This is a matter of joy and pride for me, that a film is being made on my life and the art of magic. I have always been saying that magic is just a fine art, and not an occult practice.” Now, a film on magician Samrat Shankar’s life – Jaadu Meri Nazar “We have already observed so many high upticks in psychological health in these turbulent occasions, we can predict that mental health will keep evolving in the New Year,” says Dr Archana Batra. Mental health is something that people would work on consistently just like physical workouts. “Meditation and yoga is the key to calm the restless mind,” says Dr Batra. Nutritional psychiatry is another branch which is fast opening up. “It is an integrated and alternative method to treat mental health problems by focusing on food that provides essential nutrients to our body and mind. It is now seen as the future of mental health treatments.” In a world of distancing, counselling too moves online. “The growth of these types of therapy and applications for therapy matchmaking services and online mental health resources will be the new normal in 2021,” puts in Dr Batra. Eye yoga Yoga in its myriad forms has always been the go-to solution for holistic wellbeing. Its newest form to gain currency is eye yoga. “Due to the pandemic situation, we were bound to do our work virtually which POOJA HEGDE caused more stress for our eye muscles. The increased screen timing has certainly taken a toll on our eye health, causing dryness, pain and blurry vision. To keep ourselves fit, we all have started doing some sort of physical exercise but we often forget our Zoomfatigued eyes,” offers Dr Rohini Patil. Well, here comes the usefulness of eye yoga. Ten to fifteen minutes of simple eye yoga daily can effectively release tension by stretching and massaging the muscles of the eyes and the surrounded area. “As eye-yoga exercises are easy and convenient to practice anywhere, this trend will go up with each passing day in work-from-home culture,” says Dr Patil. Rethinking food The pandemic has made people rethink the relationship between wellness and food. If the lockdown led to binge eating, people have been overdoing the diets during the last few months. “Diets have overtaken us so badly that we cannot imagine a time with a normal relationship with food. It causes negative effects like eating disorders, selective eating and binge eating,” shares Pooja Banga, nutritionist and wellness coach. “More nutritionists are taking this path to build a healthy relationship with food for their patients instead of crash diets. It is a positive sign that people are now aware of the relationship between mental health and healthy food habits.” Organic food, plantbased meats, heritage cook- WEBSOLUTE FUN As we get into the festive mode this week with Lohri and Makar Sankranti, OTT platforms are set to offer a great package of entertainment. Take a note January 11: Bawri Chhori on Eros Now Helmed by Akhilesh Jaiswal, Bawri Chhori features Aahana Kumara, Rumana Molla, Vikram Koccher and Niki Walia among others. The film narrates the story of a girl searching for her husband in London, who had left her soon after their marriage. Mark the date January 14: The Power on ZeePlex Vidyut Jammwal and Shruti Haasan-starrer thriller The Power revolves around hatred, love and revenge. Set in the backdrop of the 90s, the story showcases the journey of two lovers who get entangled in a family feud. January 15: on Netflix TRIBHANGA Tribhanga Tribhanga, which marks Kajol’s digital debut on the world of web, narrates the story of three generations of the same family, from the late 1980s to the present day. Directed by Renuka Shahane, the film’s syn- January 15: Tandav on Amazon Prime Video Ali Abbas Zafar’s political drama Tandav stars Saif Ali Khan in the lead role. The web series also stars Dimple Kapadia, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Kritika Kamra, Amyra Dastur, Kumud Mishra and Sunil Grover among others. The series is said to take viewers inside the closed, chaotic corridors of power and uncover the manipulations, charades as well as the dark secrets of people who will go to any length for power. January 15: Sony LIV GULLAK opsis reads, “Tribhanga is an Odissi dance pose that is asymmetrical, yet mes- TANDAV merising and sensuous, so much like the lives of the three women characters of the film.” It also stars Mithila Palkar, Tanvi Azmi and Kunaal Roy Kapoor. JUHI CHAWLA Gullak on Narrated from the perspective of a Gullak (piggy bank), Gullak explores the imperfect relationships and aspirations of the Mishra family. It narrates anecdotes from their lives in an unconventional manner. The show features Jameel Khan, Geetanjali Kulkarni and Sunita Rajwar. ing and online cookery classes will take a leap in 2021. MALAIKA ARORA well as mental well being, and exploring spiritual self would gain popularity in 2021.” Inner to outer space It’s paramount to understand stress to understand wellness. Garima Bhandari, a yoga, wellness and image coach, points out how buying a new house, or car, or another international holiday works little in one’s overall happiness index. “It’s the journey one needs to start from inside, getting in touch with one’s breath – pranas.” The simplest way to control mind’s fluctuations is breathing exercises. “Once, one has made peace with one’s inner self, one is able to stoically deal with high and low tides of life. With the pandemic forcing isolation on us, it has becomes even more significant to take charge of one’s physical as Tech boundaries While the new normal is digital, ensuring tech boundaries becomes enormously important. One must ensure digital cleansing to relax and rejuvenate. With the help of technology one can track one’s oxygen level to body composition, but when to practice restrain is a skill that one must learn. “It’s important to be aware but even more important not to be a slave to technology. Use technology to assist you, while ensuring that the dependence itself doesn’t become an obsession,” offers Garima. Well, here’s to a healthy 2021 ahead! firstname.lastname@example.org Kangana takes a dig at Taapsee yet again! The war of words on social media between Kangana Ranaut and Taapsee Pannu seems to be a never-ending affair. Recently, one of Kangana’s fans accused Taapsee of copying Kangana’s poses for a magazine shoot. The user tweeted, “And she copied Kangana for 1000th time!” To which another user replied, “Monkey see, monkey copy sasta Monkey sees copies n looks more sasta Monkey...” Kangana replied to them and wrote, “Ha ha ha! I am flattered, she is a true fan, dedicated her whole existence to study and impersonate me to the point of dissolution. It is rather impressive, also no other female superstar has taken over pop culture the way I have, I am the most mimicked superstar after Mr Bachchan (Amitabh Bachchan).” Soon after that, Taapsee posted a cryptic tweet on ‘jealousy’ which read as: “A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariable a symptom of neu- rotic insecurity. - Robert A Heinlein”. She wrote, “#ThoughtOfTheDay actually almost every day.”This led Kangana to tease Taapsee more. KANGANA RANAUT & TAAPSEE PANNU c m y b
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