12012021-LSTC-01.qxd 1/11/2021 11:53 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE It’s official! Hollywood star Michael B Jordan, who is known for playing the bad man in Black Panther, has made his relationship with Lori Harvey official by sharing photos on Instagram. CHANDIGARH | TUESDAY | 12 JANUARY 2021 Power of young dreams Vedita ties the knot Actress Vedita Pratap Singh has tied the knot with her long-time boyfriend Aaron Edward Sale, a US national. The ceremony that took place in the Lake County Court, in Montana, USA, was attended by only a few family members due to the ongoing pandemic. The actress, known for films like Bhindi Bazaar, The Past, Mumbai 125 km, JD and others, was last seen in The Hidden Strike, a digital film on the surgical strikes by India. Says Vedita, “I am thrilled to start our lives together! I thank everyone for the love they have showered on me over the years. We are also planning an Indian style wedding after we return to the country.” Originally from Lucknow, Vedita hogged the limelight when she won Channel V’s India’s Hottest 2008–09 season. On National Youth Day, young achievers talk about the pressures of being a public figure, the expectations of people, and also share their message for the millennials Sheetal All power is within you: you can do anything and everything. – Swami Vivekananda NATIONAL YOUTH DAY Trust matters “I think hard work, discipline, trust in yourself and the core group of people around help you achieve your goals. You have to trust the process and keep at it,” says 21year-old golfer Karandeep Singh Kochhar. In 2020, he won the Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational Golf Tournament, which took him one step closer to his dream of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics. The brightest prospect on Indian men’s golf circuit, he is the youngest Indian to win PGTI (Professional Golf Tour of India) — at the age of 17 in 2016. He feels it is important to instill a belief system in youngsters. “Often youngsters from my age-group get affected by people’s opinion about them, but this shouldn’t be the case. Don’t let criticism of any kind affect you.” T HE birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, January 12, was marked as National Youth Day by the Government of India in 1984. Going by the theme of 2021 — Channelising Youth Power for Nation Building— we talk to a few youngsters from different walks of life about their experiences. Take the risk VEDITA PRATAP SINGH AND AARON EDWARD SALE In father’s footsteps Irrfan Khan’s son Babil to make acting debut After the sad demise of Irrfan Khan, his son Babil is often seen sharing fond memories of the actor on social media. He has treated fans with some rare pictures of Irrfan and his latest post is something even more special. Babil has posted a picture of a book, which seemed like it belonged to Irrfan Khan. Titled Actors on Acting, the book is edited by Toby Cole and Helen KrichChinoy, and Babil had captioned it, “Up for lending.” The book cover also featured a handwritten note by the late actor that read, “Irrfan. In New York for The Name Sake. Babil described the book as ‘one of the best about act- The story of his life was made into a Punjabi movie,Harjeeta, which went on to win two National Awards. While he was the man leading the junior hockey team at the 2016 World Cup and won it for India,Harjeet Singh, 25, from Neholka, Kurali, says, “One doesn’t decide the conditions one is born into. But, it doesn’t mean that this can’t be changed with hard work and dedication. What I have learnt is while growing up, keep your focus on the goal and do not let money, domestic affairs or anything else distract your mental peace. To turn around your life and become successful, ignorance could also be the key! The problem with many youngsters in recent times is that they ponder upon their dreams a lot. Just risk it! You fail or you learn.” While his dream is to win an Olympics medal next for India, the professional midfielder in the Indian hockey ing’. Interestingly, a netizen asked Babil about his plans to venture into acting. Opening up about films, Babil wrote, “I am already in the field of acting, when I will appear in a film is the question. Once I have graduated around May, I will start looking into offers.” Once more and Ronnie — released the first look creative of their next collaboration, The Immortal Ashwatthama, which is a futuristic sci-fi movie, based on a character from the chapter of Mahabharata. Vicky Kaushal describes Ashwatthama as the biggest film of his career and believes that working with Aditya and Ronnie again is more like a homecoming for him. The actor says, “Ashwatthama is Aditya’s dream project and it required the backing of a visionary like Ronnie to bring this spectacle to audiences. It’s going to be a new space for me as an actor, exploring the newest form of technology alongside acting. Can’t wait to start the journey...” MAYANK DUTT ❝ ALL THAT WORRIES ME IS NOT OUTDOING MYSELF! I DO NOT WISH TO REPEAT THE SAME VIBE IN A SONG WHEN I SIT TO COMPOSE. AN ARTISTE OR FOR THAT MATTER A YOUNGSTER SHOULD HAVE THAT ZEAL TO KEEP GETTING BETTER AND BETTER. JASLEEN ROYAL, SINGER citizens of India.” First step toughest GURLEEN PANNU SEX AND THE CITY IS SET FOR A REVIVAL AFTER 17 LONG YEARS. THE UPCOMING SERIES IS TITLED AND JUST LIKE THAT. THE 10-EPISODE, HALF-HOUR SERIES IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN PRODUCTION IN NEW YORK SOON tion stating, “I couldn’t help but wonder... where are they now… #SATCNextChapter.” While Cynthia Nixon, who plays the role of Miranda Hobbes, wrote, Stand-up comedian GurleenPannu’s message for the millennials is simple, “If you really want to do something in life, just take the first step towards it that’s the hardest thing. I was doing theatre in college and then thought of making “You, me, New York...anything is possible...” Whereas Kristin Davis, who will be reprising her role as Charlotte York, stated, “Anything is possible... Meet you there!” The series will reportedly follow Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s. The 10-episode, half-hour series is scheduled to begin production in New York soon. content on Instagram, but ended up uploading it on YouTube. And while making sketches for YouTube, a friend advised me to try stand-up comedy. I gave it a go on an Open Mic event and the rest is history.” Supposed to open for popular comedians like Anubhav Singh Bassi and Abhishek Upmanyu in 2020, the pandemic spoilt it all but she turned the tide in her favour with rant videos. And as the comedians are back on stage, she is doing her trial shows in multiple cities. Celebrate small victories Singer and songwriter Jasleen Royal’s song Din Shagna Da is a favourite at weddings. She has also lent her voice for movies like Gully Boy, Kesari, Veere Di Wedding, Khoobsurat, Shiv- A noble mission Actor Sonu Sood has started a new mission to ensure that students who are unable to attend online classes due to inaccessibility to smartphones get education without roadblocks. Sonu had earlier shared a post on Instagram about his ‘new mission’. Sonu Sood opens up on providing smartphones to students He said, “I have realised during the lockdown that a lot of students missed their online classes because they didn’t have smartphones. I am introducing a platform where those who don’t have phones will have options. No one should miss education. We will bring together these people and give them smartphones.” Sonu had earlier distributed as many as 100 smartphones to students. “During Covid we distributed almost 100 phones in some parts of Punjab, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Mumbai. The idea is to save their careers. Parents shouldn’t feel embarrassed that their children cannot attend classes because they can’t afford it and the kids should not complain that their parents are unable to provide smartphones,” he added. - IANS Uriteam reunites for The Immortal Ashwatthama On January 11 in 2018, Aditya Dhar’s directorial debut, URI: The Surgical Strike, produced by Ronnie Screwvala, took the nation by storm winning rave reviews and striking gold at the box-office. It won three National Awards. As the film turned two years old on Monday, the trio — Vicky, Aditya KARANDEEP SINGH KOCHHAR team does agree that with fame comes responsibility. “It’s true that celeb status lets you get away with minor things at times, but this doesn’t mean you have to take advantage of it and ignore your duties as the Sex and the Cityset for revival The hit show Sex and the City, which aired for six seasons from 1998 to 2004, also has two movies released post that. The show is now set for a revival after 17 long years. The upcoming series is titled And Just Like That and will comprise 10 episodes. However, Kim Cattrall, who played the role of Samantha Jones will not be returning to the show. Actress Sarah Jessica Parker, who played Carrie Bradshaw in the series, took to Instagram and shared a video with a cap- HARJEET SINGH A STILL FROM SEX AND THE CITY c m y b aay, Fukrey Returns and Dear Zindagi. She says, “All that worries me is not outdoing myself! I do not wish to repeat the same vibe in a song when I sit to compose. An artiste or for that matter a youngster should have that zeal to keep getting better and better. Believe in yourself and keep celebrating your small victories.” Be consistent Final-year engineering student Mayank Dutt turned artist in his free time and has garnered rave response from celebs as well as art-lovers alike. “During the pandemic, I utilised my time and collaborated with Bollywood celebrities. After Kangana Ranaut and Ayushmann Khurrana shared their respective portraits that I drew, followers started pouring in. Since then, I have made portraits for many celebrities. Consistency is important to survive in any field. While my work involves me to be active on social media, but I feel millennials need to know that one can survive without it.”
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