11022021-LSTC-01.qxd 2/10/2021 11:41 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Lucky spot Bhumi Pednekar is going to Rishikesh for her next film Badhaai Do. She says “Rishikesh is very special to me and it has been incredibly lucky for me!” LUDHIANA | THURSDAY | 11 FEBRUARY 2021 From the foreign shores Mona L animal cruelty Actress Shraddha Kapoor says as a celebrity she feels responsible to express her voice on issues that are close to her heart including animal cruelty. “I think for me, when it comes to voicing my opinion, I do it only for the cause or issue that is close to my heart. I genuinely feel about animal welfare, I stand strongly against animal cruelty,” says Shraddha. “When the new rule came on, punishing the offender with Rs 75,000 and five years of jail, I supported that. I turned vegetarian because internally that realisation happened to me, and that is also a way to change my lifestyle while standing against animal cruelty,” she continued. “I am also against deforestation and that was the reason even in the rain, I was standing and supporting Save Aarey campaign. On that front too, a positive result came. So yes, as an artiste I do express my opinion on issues when I feel strongly about them and I have sound knowledge on them,” she declared. Last year Shraddha was among Bollywood celebrities along with Dia Mirza and Swara Bhasker who supported the campaign #SaveAarey and also welcomed the decision of the state government on the announcment of relocation of the Metro rail shed from Aarey colony to Kanjurmarg. —IANS Adaptation of foreign shows has caught the fancy of web seriesmakers in India and the audience alike drawn practice; many of the regional Tamil, Kannada films' rights are bought by big production houses to be made in Hindi. So, it has been happening for web series too but trust me it's as much work as an original." Hostages is an adaptation of an Israeli show by the same name. "The thing is, a successful show already gives the premise - but there is work still - to be translated from Hebrew to English to Hindi to adapting to the new milieu. My character was an Israeli in the show but in our show he is a Haryanvi so lot of work goes in there." While some would see the original to understand the graph better, not Surya. "There are different ways to approach a character. While I knew right from the audition that it's an adaptation, I did not watch the original. A fleeting look at the show as a reference but no more. I would rather work on my own character, find an arc and try giving it a life of its own." "Generally, people have the tendency to follow what is popular. On the other hand, if Pushing through the lows in life Aamir Khan and Reena Dutta’s daughter Ira Khan has been sharing videos on battling depression. In her latest video, the star kid shares how she had to put efforts to smile at a wedding that she recently attended. In the video, she says, “I can be seen smiling in all the wedding photos... but I hit a burn out. And I didn’t have enough time to deal with my burn out. So, I Ira Khan shares a new video on her fight with depression would work and work and work, come home and cry and then wake up and rush to work. I wanted to be part of the wedding. I didn’t want to just be in bed and cry. But I slept a lot. Feel bad for not being as involved as I wanted to be... I can be happy for their wedding and still feel like absolute cr*p. I am okay but I’m also crying a lot.” India’s Oscarrace On Wednesday, the nine shortlisted categories of the 93rd Oscars were announced and India is officially out of the race for the Best International Feature Film. Malayalam film Jallikattu, directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery, was India’s official entry for Oscars in the said category, which unfortunately wasn’t shortlisted. On the brighter side, Karishma Dev Dube’s directorial Bittu has made its way to the nomi- Israeli comedy La Famiglia (L) adapted asMind The Malhotras (R) nations under the Live Action Short Film category. Talking about Bittu, the Hostages (R) is a remake of Israeli series (L) of the same name Famous shows-The Night Manager(L) and Fauda (R) to be adapted THE ORIGIN Aarya: Spanish/Dutch Penoza Criminal Justice: British television series with the same name Hostages: Israeli series of the same name Mind The Malhotras: Israeli comedy La Famiglia Out Of Love: English TV series Doctor Foster SURYA SHARMA we want to share a story that has been told in a part of the world and has connected with its audience, the story deserves to be shared around the world. This explains the urge to pick up a good story and share with your own audience," says Sudip Mukherjee, CEO and founder, Biiggbang Amusement, the short-format OTT platform. It's the plot and original value of a hit formula that leads to adaptations, according to scriptwriter Sumrit Shahi who worked overtime through the pandemic writing as many as five web series including the just released, Love, Scandal and Doctors. "A good international story might not reach all; adapting it to Indian milieu only increases its reach," says Shahi. "I am no fan of direct copying but it's very interesting to adapt a show to Indian SUMRIT SHAHI milieu. It's creatively very challenging as well as satisfying. Aarya is one sure hit in that regard." While remaking a show, there are a lot of nuances that need to be looked at keeping the audience in mind. "You need to mould the story according to your culture and sentiments. While doing so, you need to stick to the core and be true to the original story. Many times, the makers don't realise and in the process of filming, one gets carried away and loses the core essence and thus the story-telling changes completely. The true essence of an adaptation, in my opinion, is how to make the story your own while retaining its meaning and making the characters relevant to your current time and scenario, matching the preference and liking of your audience," shares Mukherjee. Jallikattuout, Bittuselected in the Ex-contestant and wild card entry in Bigg Boss 14, Sonali Phogat Live Action Short Film category talks about her experience with the inmates and upcoming projects film directed by Karishma Dev Dube tells the tale of a heart-warming friendship between two school-going friends. The movie is based on a true story. On the other hand, Jallikattu was highly appreciated nationwide. It is based on a short story titled Maoist by Hareesh. The film stars Antony Varghese, Chemban Vinod Jose, Sabumon Abdusamad and Santhy Balachandran. Films from 93 countries were eligible under the Best International Feature Film. Anita Hassanandani and Rohit Reddy blessed with a baby boy! Anita Hassanandani and husband Rohit Reddy welcomed their first child on February 9 and the good news was shared by Rohit on his Instagram. Rohit posted an adorable picture of his pregnant wife because of which his timeline was flooded with congratulatory messages. Wishes poured in from fans and colleagues for the couple. Celebrities including Karanvir Bohra, Aarya is an official remake of Dutch show Penoza (below) Embracing parenthood Ankita Bhargava, Rannvijay Singha, Krishna Mukherjee, Ankita Lokhande, Bani J dropped their best wishes in the comments section. Rohit shared the picture with Anita while captioning it as, ‘Oh Boy!’ Ekta Kapoor paid a special visit to the hospital to meet the actress. PICTURE SHARED BY ROHIT REDDY ON INSTAGRAM c m y b Sheetal “I have no regrets nor do I feel guilty about expressing my feelings for Aly Goni,” says Sonali Phogat who was evicted from Bigg Boss house recently. During her short stay as a wild card entry inside the Bigg Boss house, Sonali believes she has made good friends and the eviction has something good in store. Talking about the same, “I am known for my dhaakad attitude and I am completely satisfied with the way I have expressed myself during my stay inside the house. For me dhaakad is being hundred per cent real and calling out someone only when it is needed. I know my act of expressing my feelings for Aly Goni drew much flak, but I don’t think one has control over who you like and why. I have just been honest.” About trolls on her age and making TikTok or dance videos, it doesn’t affect her. “It was during Aly Goni episode that hate comments were ‘doing the rounds but True to herself ever since I got evicted, I have out a second thought. only heard good things from An actor-turned-politithe followers,” she adds. cian, she believes post What did the 30-day stay Bigg Boss, she has teach her? She says, “Defi- managed to gain folnitely to move on and let go of lowers and acting petty things. I have found that projects. “I think I I took fights and arguments to will be able to manthe heart and kept over think- age both acting ing and discussing it. But now and working for it doesn’t affect me.” my people. I Although she had arguments would be doing a with Nikki and Rubina Dilaik, movie with Sonali says, “I am in good Gugu Gill and term with the both of them. At Ammy Virk.” the same time, Salman pointed me out for using abusive language but I think I committed no crime. A week later, even Salman agreed to I AM KNOWN FOR MY the things I DHAAKAD ATTITUDE AND observed about Rubina.” Ask I AM COMPLETELY her who is she SATISFIED WITH THE WAY I rooting for in the HAVE EXPRESSED MYSELF finale and she DURING MY STAY INSIDE takes Rahul THE HOUSE. Vaidya’s name with- ❝ PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL Shraddha against OOKS like that after the triedand-tested formula of adaptations that ruled the silver screen for decades, it is out there to claim the space in a rather newfound go-to entertainment mode, which is OTT. Aarya, Criminal Justice, Hostages, Mind The Malhotras and Out Of Love are some of the shows adapted from foreign ones and some of them are winning audience like anything. But an adaptation is not an easy task, neither for maker, writer nor the actor, claim those involved in the process. Surya Sharma, who has been part of the hit, Hostages, shares, "It's a long
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