17022021-LSTL-01.qxd 2/17/2021 12:08 AM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Koo-l one Kangana Ranaut took to her Twitter account on Monday late night and announced that she has joined the Indian microblogging platform Koo. LUDHIANA | WEDNESDAY | 17 FEBRUARY 2021 Dark side of limelight Mona I ‘Truth has prevailed’ Actress Rhea Chakraborty’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde terms the Bombay High Court’s decision to continue probe on the complaint filed against late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s sister Priyanka Singh as satisfactory. The court, however, had on Monday quashed the complaint registered by the Mumbai police against Sushant’s other sister Meetu Singh. On the Priyanka Singh case, the court has stated that probe would continue. The First Information Report (FIR) naming Priyanka and Dr Tarun Kumar as accused, continues to exist. “The petition filed by Priyanka Singh seeking quashing of FIR filed by Rhea Chakraborty for offences of forgery and violating the NDPS Act by getting bogus prescription for illegally administered medicines to SSR dismissed by Justice Shinde and Justice Karnik of Bombay High Court. We are satisfied with the verdict. It appears ultimately Rhea Chakraborty’s cry for justice and truth has prevailed. Satya Meva Jayate,” Maneshinde said in a statement issued to the media. The FIR was lodged against both the sisters based on a complaint by Rhea in September 2020. Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his Mumbai residence on June 14 last year. Probe over the death is still on. —IANS Rhea Chakraborty’s lawyer ‘satisfied’ with HC decision on SSR’s sister Priyanka N a world of make-believe, what goes on behind the posed pictures and seemingly strong persona, nobody knows. Yet another suicide rocked the Hindi film industry. Sandeep Nahar—Chhotu Bhaiya of M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, Buta Singh of Kesari— an actor seen in serials as C.I.D and Crime Patrol, and web series Kehne Ko Humsafar Hai left a text and video note on social media before he reportedly hanged himself at his home on February 15. That adds another name in the long list of actors who allegedly committed suicide – Sushant Singh Rajput, Asif Basra, Chitra, Sameer Sharma, Manmeet Grewal, Akshat Utkarsh, Anupama Pathak, Ashutosh Bhakre and Sejal Sharma. While battling depression and financial issues are cited as some of the causes, in the case of Nahar, who belonged to Kalka and lived in Chandigarh, he mentioned troubled marriage in the suicide note and a video he posted on Facebook. “The pressures behind the screen, neither from the balconies nor stalls can be seen. Om Shanti,” tweeted actor Ranvir Shorey. While many like Ira Khan and Shaheen Bhatt have opened up on their battle with depression lately; even Deepika Padukone has been vocal about her struggle with depression, but for some it’s too late for help. Shiwani Saini, who has worked with Nahar in Punjabi film Happy Go Lucky, is crestfallen on getting the news. “It baffles me that somebody so charming, fun, strong and jolly could take 1987-2021 Another actor Sandeep Nahar ending his life on Monday makes us think— how equipped people are to survive in this highly-competitive field? such a step.” A slew of actors ending life lately, Shiwani feels that not everyone is cut for this highly-competitive field. “The general perception is that all actors are paid well while in reality it’s only A-lis- Rihanna gets trolled for sharing topless picture wearing Ganesha necklace Meet Mr and Mrs Dia Mirza and Vaibhav Rekhi’s Rekhi wedding on Monday was an intimate affair Dia Mirza tied the knot with Vaibhav Rekhi on Monday in presence of close friends and family. The wedding was an intimate affair and from Bollywood, Aditi Rao Hydari was seen at the ceremony. The couple looked lovely together. While Dia opted for a red saree for her wedding day, Vaibhav looked handsome in an off-white kurta pyjama. They posed for the paparazzi as man and wife. The newlyweds came out to greet the media with a box of sweets. Later, on Tuesday, Dia shared a few pictures from the wedding ceremony on her social media handle and wrote, “Love is a full-circle that we call home. And what a miracle it is to hear its knock, open the door and be found by it. May all puzzles find their missing pieces, may all hearts heal and may the miracle of love continue to unfold all around us…” VAIBHAV REKHI & DIA MIRZA If industry puts extra pressure on actors, Aahana Kumra takes her stand, “Isn’t that what you sign up for when you join the industry. Being in the limelight comes with its own pressure, that’s the bargain an actor makes while choosing this field. So many times, I lost opportunities because someone else was in producers’ good books, but that doesn’t make me take my life. I am actually tired of our industry being blamed for everything.” Dr Sachin Kaushik, senior consultant, opines that the pressure of being constantly in the limelight makes actors more prone to stress than other professionals. “Many factors contribute to actors falling prey to depression, including the constant social media pressure, erratic work hours, at times leading to excessive substance abuse. Add to that they spend considerable time away from family that eliminates the chances of close ones catching on suicidal hints and possible intervention.” LIFE’S UNPREDICTABLE Sharing Sandeep Nahar’s picture from Kesari, Akshay Kumar tweeted, “Heartbreaking to know about #SandeepNahar’s passing away. A smiling young man passionate for food as I remember him from Kesari. Life’s unpredictable. Please seek help if ever feeling low. Peace for his soul.” While one user wrote, “Disrespecting one’s religion doesn’t make you a better person @rihanna, Lord Ganesha is worshipped in Hinduism. @Twitter @jack this post is disrespectful for Hindus please remove it. Nagarjuna wraps up Brahmastra Directed by Ayan Mukerji, Brahmastra stars Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in the lead role. The sci-fi fantasy also has superstars Amitabh Bachchan and Nagarjuna, playing key roles. Recently, Nagarjuna took to his Twitter to announce his wrap on the film. Sharing two pictures from the sets, the actor called Brahmastra as ‘The Big Indian film’. Nagarjuna is seen with Ranbir, Alia and Ayan in the pictures. “And it’s a wrap for me on #Brahmastra. Such an amazing experience it has been with our stellar performers #Ranbir and @Aliaa08. Can’t wait for you guys to witness the outstanding world #AyanMukerji has created. #TheBigIndianMovie #Brahmastra,” Nagar- ‘I’m a control freak’ Hollywood star Gerard Butler admits being a control freak. Butler was serving as a producer for the film, Greenland, when he enjoyed the chance to have a more hands-on role in the project. “I’m a control freak! As an actor, when you’re coming up, you beg for roles, and you’re lucky to get one and then you suddenly find yourself in a position where movies are being made, because you’re involved,” Butler told Total Film magazine, femalefirst.co.uk report- WHY BLAME THE INDUSTRY? (L-R) JASMIN BHASIN, SHIWANI SAINI, RANVIR SHOREY & IRA KHAN Courting trouble Pop sensation Rihanna, who was in news recently for extending her support to ongoing farmers’ protest, is making headlines once again however, for a wrong reason. Taking to Twitter on Tuesday, Rihanna posted a picture of herself, wearing a necklace that had a Ganesha pendant. In the picture, the singer is seen wearing purple shorts and a diamond-studded Ganesha necklace. The tweet was accompanied with lyrics from Jamaican DJ Popcaan’s 2018 song Naked. Within no time, her post went viral and netizens slammed her for hurting religious sentiments. ters like Deepika Padukone or Salman Khan who charge in crores, those in supporting roles like Sandeep or I, we only get paid in thousands or lakhs, so if someone is not from a financially strong background, it’s a tough field to survive in. But this is only secondary. The first concern is the mental toughness to make it in the industry.” Nepotism and politics exist in others fields as well but the stakes in the entertainment industry are higher. “In any other field, you give an interview and work say for six months, a year or ten. We face not one but many auditions a day. Even today if I give 50 auditions, I get about one role. Rejection on everyday basis is what only mentally tough can deal with.” Jasmin Bhasin believes everybody faces emotional issues at some point or the other. “Everybody knows about being physically healthy but not many know that emotional happiness is as important. Not being happy, having issues, taking decisions, meeting people, handling a situation - when you are facing such things, I would suggest you should believe in yourself and do what makes you feel happy and right, ” she says. GERARD BUTLER (CENTRE) c m y b Beware of Roohi The horror-comedy film is about a bride stealing ghost (L-R) RANBIR KAPOOR, NAGARJUNA, ALIA BHATT & AYAN MUKERJI juna tweeted. A source shares, “Brahmastra is undoubtedly the costliest Hindi film till date and the stakeholders are leaving no stone unturned. While the bound screenplay of Brahmastra and the rough first cut Gerard likes to have his say in his projects ed. He added: “So if that’s the case, you say, ‘I want to produce it, I want to have some control, I want to help shape this film.’ Not the studio movies, like Gods Of Egypt or Geostorm. But all the other ones, in the independent world. He loves being very involved. “I get a chance to develop, be involved with script, choose the director. It’s more responsibility, but you’re more involved in the process. And I love that,” he said. —IANS After announcing the release date of the film, makers of Roohi dropped its trailer on Tuesday. The movie tells the story of a witch, Roohi, played by Janhvi Kapoor, who abducts brides on their honeymoon. Veer and Raj from the village take up the responsibility to save the brides. had a run time closer to 3hours, the studio suggested the team to cut it down by at least 30 minutes keeping in mind the changing consumption pattern of the audiences, thereby making the film a memorable experience.” Aftab roped in for Special Ops 2 AFTAB SHIVDASANI Aftab Shivdasani has been roped in to play a pivotal role in Special Ops 1.5: The Himmat Story, the second instalment in the Special Ops universe.” In January, filmmaker Neeraj Pandey and Disney+ Hotstar announced the multi-series franchise, following the success of last year’s espionage thriller.
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