21022021-LSTL-01.qxd 2/20/2021 11:33 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Thai boxer Sanya Malhotra is using her holiday time in Maldives to sharpen her Thai boxing skills. “Sanya is exploring all fitness activities in Maldives. She took Thai boxing classes from a native expert,” said a source. IANS LUDHIANA | SUNDAY | 21 FEBRUARY 2021 Language of heart and soul Gurnaaz Kaur I Trouble in paradise Reality TV star and socialite Kim Kardashian has reportedly filed for divorce from husband Kanye West after almost seven years of marriage. The news comes after months of speculations about trouble in their paradise. According to the representatives of Los Angeles Superior Court, Kim has filed the divorce papers and she has reportedly asked for a joint custody of their four children. The grounds for the divorce were not immediately known, however, a source close to Kanye has shared that the rapper has “resigned to reality”. “He knew it was coming, but that doesn’t make it any easier. This is a sombre day for him,” shares the source. The pair, who began dating in 2012 had a lavish wedding in Italy two years later. Soon after, they rapidly became one of the world’s most instantly recognizable couples until recently when the rumour mills started pressing instability in their marriage. Several reasons have been speculated by social media users as to what could’ve been the reason behind the divorce. Many assume it is Kanye’s controversial foray into the US Presidential Elections, whereas, some consider his bipolar disorder to be the reason. Kim Kardashian files for divorce from Kanye West Vivek Oberoi breaks rules Last Sunday, on Valentine’s Day, Vivek Oberoi had posted a video on his social media accounts. In the video, the actor was seen on a bike ride along with his wife Priyanka Alva. The couple were on their new Harley Davidson. The video had Saathiya title track in the backdrop and they were enjoying the bike ride to the fullest. Vivek captioned the video stating, “Happy Valentine’s Day! What a start to this lovely Valentine’s Day with Main, Meri Patni aur woh! A refreshing joyride indeed…” However, the video caught the eyes of Mumbai’s traffic police as both Vivek and Priyanka are seen without masks and Vivek is not even wearing a helmet while driving. The actor’s bike stunt turned out to be illegal, and Santacruz traffic police have issued him a challan of Rs 500. Not just that, reports suggest that a case has been registered against Vivek for flouting COVID-19 norms. THE ACTOR RESPONDS Vivek tweeted: “Pyaar humein kis mod pe le aaya! Nikle they nayi bike par hum aur hamari jaan, bina helmet ke kat gaya chalaan! Riding without a helmet? Mumbai police will do a checkmate! Be safe, wear a helmet & mask.” Mukul Dev N this global village, local languages may seem to have a limited reach. But there is a day dedicated to promote multilingualism and cultural diversity. As we celebrate the International Mother Language Day, actors express their love for their mother tongue. It is a matter of pride for these celebrities to talk in their language and they think there are many ways to promote love for one’s mother tongue. On the International Mother Language Day, celebs share how mother tongue is one’s true language of love, longing and dreams GUJARATI LOVE National Award-winner Darshan Jariwala is a Gujarati. He says he thinks in English and dreams in Gujarati. “That’s the significance Gujarati holds in my life.” Darshan can read and write in Gujarati and his favourite film in the language is Kashino Dikro. “It is directed by a very famous Gujarati director Kanti Mandla. The story was incredible and the lyrics of the songs are amazing.” Movies, according to him can be a great way to promote a language. “It is now possible to have subtitles so Gujarati or for that matter any language can be promoted easily through this medium. Personally, I think one should converse in their mother tongue to keep it alive.” PROUD MARATHA We have seen Prachee Shah Paandya in many Hindi soap operas and films but she is a Marathi and speaking in her language, she says, “Gives me a feeling of belongingness and a sense of comfort. It helps to break the ice even with strangers when you speak in their language. I even read Marathi literature and write my thoughts in the same language.” Prachee says movies, social media and digital platforms are PRACHEE SHAH PAANDYA A PUNJABI PUNCH the best way to promote There are certain emoone’s mother language. tions that one can only “In today’s time, everyexpress in their mother thing is a click away. Take YouTube for instance, it DARSHAN JARIWALA tongue. Mukul Dev agrees to it. “At the very caters to audiences around onset it is nostalgia and a the world in all the languages, yet when you look at a visual emotion, devout sense of belonging. Then the you seem to understand it, even if you innuendos, dialect and the over-simdon’t speak the language. And only plification of complicated words into when one’s roots are strong can one warm, relatable and homely phrases, understand unity even in diversity.” it can only be in one’s mother tongue. Prachee’s favourite film in Marathi is Words like churi, mithi roti, shakar paare... these are words that defined Ani Kashinath Ghanekar. Speaking in Marathi outside of my adolescent years. Then there’s home gives Andhadhun fame Rash- humour. Like a regular joke rendered mi Agdekar a warm, cozy feeling that in English, can have a hysterical she says can’t be compared. Moder- impact when spoken in Punjabi. My ately fluent in reading and writing grandfather had championed that art Marathi, Rashmi feels very comfort- and he could make you roll with fits of able about her roots and she thinks laughter!” As much as he loves Punsupporting art and literature created jabi, Mukul shares he cannot read and in a language can really encourage write in the language. people to connect with it. “Harishchandrachi Factory and Elizabeth BONG BEAUTY Ekadashi are my most favourite Pooja Banerjee is a proud Bengali. Marathi films both directed by Paresh She says, “I can read, write and speak in my language. In fact, I watch a lot of Mokashi,” says Rashmi. POOJA BANERJEE Bengali films. Ahalya is one of my favourite short films that features Soumitra Chatterjee and Radhika Apte.” The actress says it is important to pass the love for language to the next generation to keep it alive. MISSING THE KASHMIRI MAGIC Not everyone is that connected to their language. Maanvi Gagroo is a Kashmiri but she was born and brought up in Delhi. “Kashmiri has a huge sentimental value for me but the only time I hear or speak Kashmiri is with my family, especially grandparents, so immense nostalgia is attached to the language. I am glad that my parents talk to my niece and nephew in Kashmiri, we sing those songs.” The original Kashmiri script Sharda is on the brink of extinction and Manvi says, “Aggressive attempts are being made to revive it. My grandparents could read and write Urdu but unfortunately, I know neither of the scripts Sharda or Urdu.” streak Nushrratt Bharuccha recently ignited the screens with all her glamour in her first music video ever with Honey Singh. Featuring in Saiyaan Ji has been a special journey for Nushrratt as she says, “Saiyaan Ji is extremely close to my heart, it being my first single music video ever with Honey Sir. It’s our 4th song together, after Dil Chori, Care Ni Karda and Chote Chote Peg and with the song now crossing 100 million views, we have maintained our winning streak. I'm overwhelmed with all the love coming my way from the audiences. The fact that the song has become such a massive hit is amazing." She continues, "The song is also special to me, as I shot for it right after the lockdown was lifted. That time, I was in the middle of promoting Chhalaang, and was running from one activity to another, but somehow we fixed the dates and worked it out —even if it meant shooting for 18 hours a day.” Anupam Kher and Aahana Kumra celebrate Happy Birthday WITH SAIYAAN JI NOW CROSSING 100 MILLION VIEWS, I'M OVERWHELMED WITH ALL THE LOVE COMING MY WAY FROM THE AUDIENCES. THE FACT THAT THE SONG HAS BECOME SUCH A MASSIVE HIT IS AMAZING. c m y b email@example.com Becoming Osho Winning Nushrratt Bharuccha is thrilled about collaborating again with Honey Singh Coming together Anupam Kher and Aahana Kumra will be seen sharing the screen once again for their new release, which is a short film called Happy Birthday. The actors were earlier seen together in the movie, The Accidental Prime Minister. Talking about what the film has in store, Director Prasad Kadam shares, “By its name you may think it is a happy-golucky movie but that’s the irony, the movie revolves around what we call it, a dark thriller. Both Anupam Sir and Aahana are playing very interesting characters, which was definitely a treat to direct!” The director further says, “It’s a pleasure to work with Anupam Kher since he is a very spontaneous and cooperative actor. It’s always very organic when you are with him. Aahana Kumra is unapologetic and experimental, and owns it too. The graph of their characters will definitely take the audience by surprise. It’s a very interestingly written story that will make you rethink about your concepts of life and death. We start the shoot on 22nd February in Mumbai. Once the shoot and post-production work is over, we will announce the release date.” MAANVI GAGROO Ravi Kishan A film is being made on the life of Osho, titled Secrets of Love and actor Ravi Kishan will be seen as the protagonist in it. The film is inspired by the important events of Acharya Rajneesh’s (Osho) life and travels. Ravi Kishan says, “Playing Osho has been a big challenge because of his popularity. To get into the skin of the character, I have watched many Osho videos and have studied the information that has been shared with me.”
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