22022021-LSTL-01.qxd 2/21/2021 11:33 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE All set Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Neha Sharma are all set to share the screen space for the first time with Jogira Sara Ra Ra. The movie will go on floor on February 25. LUDHIANA | MONDAY | 22 FEBRUARY 2021 It’s a boy for Saif & Bebo Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan have been blessed with their second child, a baby boy. The actress was admitted to Mumbai’s Breach Candy hospital on Saturday late night and the baby was born on Sunday early morning. As soon as the news surfaced, wishes started pouring in for the couple. From netizens to their close friends, many took to social media to send their best. One of them was Kareena’s cousin and Ranbir Kapoor’s sister Riddhima Kapoor Sahni who not only confirmed the news but also was super ecstatic about it. Taking to her Instagram Story, Riddhima wrote, “Congratulations Bebo and Saif #itsaboy @kareenakapoorkhan,” with heart emojis. Designer Manish Malhotra also tweeted, “Congratulations to my dearest #KareenaKapoorKhan and fabulous #SaifAliKhan.” Kareena’s father Randhir Kapoor shared his happiness and revealed that Taimur is very happy on the arrival of his baby brother. He said, “I have not seen my grandson yet but I have spoken to Kareena and she’s told me she’s alright, and the baby is healthy.” ‘Don’t murder his enthusiasm’ Farhan Akhtar comes in support of Arjun Tendulkar BUNTY AUR BABLI 2 2021 is all set to create history with the maximum number of films releasing in a single year. Here’s what to expect... W Chaotic start Kate Moss didn’t have a plan for career initially Supermodel Kate Moss recalls saying yes to all the work coming her way initially. However, she soon realised she needed to be choosy because she just couldn’t juggle her erratic schedule. “I didn’t have a plan. I was always one of those young people who was just happy to be exposed to new things and experiences — there wasn’t a plan or a route that I wanted to go down. But it soon got to the point where I just couldn’t fit all my engagements into the week,” Moss said. —IANS Theatres or OTT ITH theatres opened to their full capacity now, blocking release dates for their projects is on top priority for every filmmaker. There is a number of films that will hit cinema halls and as per trade buzz, 2021 will be creating history with the maximum number of films releasing in a single year. Mark your calendar: John Abraham’s Mumbai Saga, which was set for an OTT premiere, will reportedly now release in theatres on March 19. On the other side, Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi, which was supposed to release in March 2020, has reportedly faced a loss of around Rs 25 crore due to the delay in release. A trade source shares, “The makers are negotiating with theatres as well as OTT and trying to strike a lucrative deal. Considering it’s a film for the masses, the makers want to release it in cinemas and OTT simultane- Celebrating 50 years of YRF Yash Raj Films has announced the release dates of its top five much-awaited films. The line-up includes Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, starring Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra, releasing on March 19. Next film of YRF to release is Bunty Aur Babli 2, starring Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukherji, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Sharvari. It will hit theatres on April 23. The third film is Shamshera starring Ranbir Kapoor, Vaani Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt. It will release on June 25. Jayeshbhai Jordaar, starring Ranveer Singh, Shalini Pandey, BomanIrani and Ratna Pathak Shah, has got August 27 as its theatrical release date. Last but not the least, Prithviraj, starring Akshay Kumar, Manushi Chhillar, Sanjay Dutt and Sonu Sood, will release on November 5. 83 Shows and movies releasing on OTT this week THE WAR IN THE HILLS Snowfall is a crime drama series, created by John Singleton, Eric Amadio and Dave Andron. Set in Los Angeles in 1983, the series revolves around the first crack epidemic and its impact on the culture of the city. In Season 4 of Snowfall, Franklin will try to regain control over his business and end the rising gang violence on the streets before it becomes an all-out war. February 26: The Girl On The Train on Netflix THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN Parineeti Chopra-starrer this Netflix movie is based on Paula Hawkins’ 2015 novel of the same name. The story of the movie is centred on an alcoholic divorcee Meera (Parineeti), who watches a happy couple from the train she travels in daily. But one day she sees something unusual which changes her life. Directed by Ribhu Dasgupta, the film also stars Aditi Rao Hydari, Kirti Kulhari, Avinash Tiwary and Tota Roy Choudhury. February 26: Riviera Season 3 on Sony LIV This visually stunning drama series, set in the French Riviera, is returning for a third season. The show, created by Neil Jordan, features Julia Stiles in the lead role of an art curator whose world turns around after the death Festival releases While we have had one big film releasing on festivals every year, this year will witness multiple festival releases. Eid 2021 releases include Salman Khan’s Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai (May 13) and John Abraham’s Satyameva Jayate 2 (May 14). Dussehra will be an on-screen clash between RRR (October 13) and Maidaan (October 15). Diwali will be celebrated on big screen by Akshay Kumar’s Prithviraj and Shahid Kapoor’s Jersey. Both these films will release on November 5. Even Sunny Deol’s Apne 2 and Alia SANDEEP AUR PINKY FARAAR Intriguing line-up February 25: Snowfall on Disney+Hotstar ously or within a window of four weeks.” Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi are also eyeing on Diwali 2021 for their release. A source shares, “Filmmakers are looking for festive releases to maximize business prospects. With so many films eyeing on Diwali f, it will be a massive fight for screens.” Meanwhile, on Christmas, Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha and Ranbir Kapoor’s Brahmastra are set to release. RADHE Hollywood vs Bollywood Vin Diesel’s Fast And Furious 9 will release in cinemas on May 28, clashing with Akshay Kumar’s Bellbottom. The Conjuring 3 is set to release on June 4, clashing with Ranveer Singh’s anticipated 83. And Tom Cruise’s action flick Top Gun will hit cinemas on July 2, clashing with Sidharth Malhotra’s Shershaan. MUMBAI SAGA SATYAMEVA JAYATE 2 The list continues… WEBSOLUTE FUN RIVIERA BELLBOTTOM It’s showtime! Auctions for Indian Premier League 2021 were held recently and one of the players selected for the new season is Arjun Tendulkar, master blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s son. He has been picked up by Mumbai Indians’ team. Netizens had mixed feelings and some of them even called it promoting nepotism. Farhan Akhtar has now come in defence of Arjun. Taking to Twitter on Saturday, Farhan stated “don’t murder his enthusiasm.” SNOWFALL FAST AND FURIOUS 9 of her billionaire husband in a freak yacht accident. Following which, she uncovers the horrific grounds on which the family’s lavish lifestyle was built upon. February 26: 1962: The War in The Hills on Disney+ Hotstar Directed by Mahesh Manjrekar, this web series stars Abhay Deol and Sumeet Vyas among others. The series is inspired by true events of 1962 Indo-China war. It tells the story of valour of 115 Indian soldiers who braved the Chinese army. Abhay Deol described the show as an untold story of bravery and valour; and yet continues to be relatable to us today. c m y b Other movies that have announced release dates so far include Roohi – March 11, Haathi Mere Saathi – March 26, Jhund – June 18, Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui – July 9, KGF 2 – July 16, Radhe Shyam – July 30, Atrangi Re – August 6, Attack – August 13, Linga – September 9 and Dhaakad– October 1. ATRANGI RE Bedi to‘pour heart’ into memoir Stories I Must Tell: The Emotional Journey of an Actor will take readers through the highs and lows of Kabir Bedi’s life Veteran actor Kabir Bedi will tell the story of his life “with raw emotional honesty” in his memoir which will be published this April. Stories I Must Tell: The Emotional Journey of an Actor will take readers through the highs and lows of Bedi’s professional and personal life, his relationships, including marriage and divorce, why his beliefs have changed, and his exciting days in film, television and theatre, in India, Europe and Hollywood, publishers Westland announced Sunday. This is the story of a middle-class boy from Delhi who met with extraordinary successes as well as heartwrenching setbacks and a man who holds nothing back, in love or in storytelling. Bedi, 75, says he has “poured my heart into this book about my turbulent professional and emotional life and I have told it with raw emotional honesty”. According to Karthika V K, publisher at Westland Publications, “This is an unusually candid and heart-warming life story with unexpected tragic turns. I think it will surprise even those who know Kabir well.” Bedi went from Bollywood, worked in Hollywood, and became a star in Europe. Internationally, he was the villain in the James Bond film Octopussy, and starred in The Bold and the Beautiful. Bedi’s career spans three continents in three mediums: film, television and theatre. He has acted in over 65 Hindi movies. —PTI
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