23022021-LSTL-01.qxd 2/22/2021 11:48 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Big ticket Manushi Chhillar’s biggest debut of 2021 is Prithviraj which is slated to release this Diwali. She says, “ I can only be grateful that I’m getting this launch by YRF.” LUDHIANA | TUESDAY | 23 FEBRUARY 2021 ‘This is a govt that The Bigg takeaway rules by fear’ SUSHMITA SEN The winners are... Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Awards for Bobby, Akshay The Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Awards 2021 were announced at a glittering ceremony in Mumbai over the weekend. The awards honour the best in film, television and music. The OTT category was also introduced and while Sushmita Sen was honoured with the Best Female Actress award on OTT for Aarya, Bobby Deol took away the Best Male Actor award for Aashram. Hugging his mother, Bobby posted a picture with the trophy on Instagram and wrote, “To be in this moment with my mother.” The Best Series award went to Hansal Mehta’s Scam 1992. Sushant Singh Rajput, who passed away last year, was posthumously given the Critic’s Best Actor award for Dil Bechara. Other celebs who were honoured for their achievements include Best Director Anurag Basu for Ludo, Best Actress Deepika Padukone for Chhapaak, Best Actor Akshay Kumar for Laxmii and Best Film Tanhaji. While Surbhi Chandna and Dheeraj Dhoopar took home the Best Actor (female) and (male) awards for their work on television. Gul Panag says celebs don’t open up as they fear reprisals A THE PICTURE SHARED BY BOBBY DEOL ON INSTAGRAM Writing off pollution Bhumi collaborates with climate warrior who turns pollution into ink Bhumi Pednekar has collaborated with Anirudh Sharma, a climate warrior, who is turning pollution into usable ink with the aim to reduce carbon footprints in our country. “Anirudh Sharma is a climate warrior. He is the co-creator of Air-Ink (Graviky) and he is a very cool inventor who actually invented a device that turns pollution into ink and it actually reduces your carbon footprint while you ride. His innovation has spread to various artist and scientist communities and he has some fantastic ideas with Air-Ink,” says Bhumi, who has made it her life’s mission to raise awareness on climate protection. Graviky began as an MIT Media Lab experiment that saw a tool being created to capture soot from a burning CTOR Gul Panag is a part of a tiny minority of celebs who have spoken about social issues, including farmers’ protest, when many from her fraternity have remained silent. The former Miss India says she ‘sympathises’ with celebrities who choose to stay silent because of the fear of reprisals either from the government or their lobbies that have targeted celebrities in the past. “I have sympathy (for them) and it is a personal choice to stand in support of something or stay silent. It is completely an individual decision,” Gul told The Tribune on Sunday. “Traditionally, celebrities in India have never taken strong positions. In the UK and US, we have seen many celebrities taking a very public position against what the government of the time was doing... be it the Black Lives Matter, be it Taking the Knee. They took symbolic positions. Why they don’t do it in India is because of the fear of the institutions being weakened or just the fear of being harassed,” Gul said. Celebrities, including cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar, current Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and some from the film fraternity, including Akshay Kumar and Karan Johar, joined the ‘India against propaganda’ drive after pop icon Rihanna and climate activist Greta Thunberg supported the farmers’ protest. The Indian celebrities drew a lot of flak Ever since Pakistani blogger and influencer Dananeer Mobeen’s video clip Pawri Ho Rai Hai went viral, Twitter and Instagram have been flooded with different interpretations of the gold content that it was. Official handles of UP police, scoopwhoop, and many other brands jumped in to take mileage from this latest trend #PawriHoRaiHai candle. Then, Anirudh invented a device that captured air pollution and turned the captured particulate matter into a safe, water-based ink. Anirudh also upcycles air pollution into sustainable inks, paints, coatings, plastics, and construction materials! What’s Love Got To Do With It? features Hollywood star Emma Thompson and veteran Indian actor Shabana Azmi among others. “Film wrapped! #WhatsLoveGotToDoWithIt,” Kapur, 75, tweeted late Sunday evening. What’s Love Got To Do With It? also stars Lily James of Baby Driver fame and Star Trek: Discovery actor Shazad Latif. It is written and produced by Jemima Khan. —PTI ❝ Bigg Boss winner Rubina Dilaik says the game was an opportunity to re-connect with her husband which is now culminating in a re-marriage ■ You were the only contestant who stayed in the house for 143 days, from start till end. What kept you going? My promise to myself every day that I want to inspire people with my own journey by living it earnestly and honestly. ■ Will you miss the BB house? I will surely miss the baritone voice of Bigg Boss. I will miss being in that house. ■ What changes will this victory bring in your career? I don’t know about changes, but I have become a better judge of my own personality and that will help me in taking better decisions related to my career. ■ Abhinav asked you recently to get married again? Is that happening? It is happening for sure. We will sit and discuss the process once I get time. Pakistani influencer Dananeer Mobeen’s video clip Pawri Ho Rai Hai invites memes, jokes and a mash-up music video by Yashraj Mukhate Sheetal Wrapped in love Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur has finished shooting for his cross-cultural romanticcomedy What’s Love Got To Do With It?. The film marks Kapur’s return to feature length directorial after his 2007 Cate Blanchettstarrer drama Elizabeth: The Golden Age. Set in London and South Asia, for voicing their pro-government stance. Gul, however, points to the fact that the only reason why some of the famous personalities who used to mock the previous government for fuel rises are mum on the same issue today because they fear reprisals. “This is a government that rules by fear. The previous government could be mocked at as they weren’t afraid. But clearly this government is hypersensitive to mockery and they rule by fear. So, they have instilled fear and effectively taken away your ability to speak on things that you want to speak,” she said. “The manner in which organised lobbies come after celebrities who speak out is the reason why they don’t speak out. They have come after people like Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan. And the other very critical aspect is that something I learnt from YOUR SILENCE MAY PROMOTE my father A CULTURE THAT WILL AFFECT (Lt Gen HS YOU. THE VERY ACT OF NOT Panag). My SPEAKING UP EMBOLDENS father has THOSE WHO TRANSGRESS. always called a spade GUL PANAG a spade. And yet, he was able to rise to the top. How? Because he didn’t have skeletons in his closet. You can’t afford to have skeletons in your closet and then take on the powers that be,” she said. Vinayak Padmadeo With a strained relationship to fix, an uncharted path to conquer and unceasing support from her fans, Rubina Dilaik entered Bigg Boss 14 and emerged as a winner. As she lifted the Bigg Boss trophy on Sunday, we had a one-to-one with the actress about her BB experience, her plans for re-marriage and more: ■ You initially did not want to become a part of this show. Eventually, your husband Abhinav Shukla also joined. How did things work out? I am happy and have absolutely no regrets. The whole purpose of coming to Bigg Boss with my husband was to transform my relationship with him. I can proudly say it has transformed and evolved. ■ It would be safe to say that Bigg Boss house gave a new meaning to your marriage. Right? In our lives we have options and choices. But in the house of Bigg Boss there is no escape and all we have to face and resolve our issues. This game was an opportunity to understand each other, shape our relationship further. ■ Looking back, how was your BB experience? One of the most important lessons I have learnt is every failure is a stepping stone towards success. Do not be ashamed to embrace your flaws and mistakes because those things will define you. ■ Will you be in touch with anyone from BB in the outside world? The relationships which I have made inside the house will of course evolve and transform. The ones which turned bitter, I have left them behind and I will begin my equations with them on a clean slate. Pawri all the way SHWETA AND HER MIC Another buzz of the week was Shweta whose face may not be known to most Indians but her voice is. Her Zoom call gaffe has become viral and songs and digital content followed suit. The Jaipur police writes on internet safety, “Don’t be like Shweta! From keeping the mic off on a Zoom meeting to setting a strong password everywhere, both are important to protect your data and personal information.” Meme worthy music Until Yashraj Mukhate makes a music mash-up of any viral content put there, it doesn’t make the cut. The memes say it all. Sharing the mash-up on February 13, Kiss Day, this Pawri mash-up was a much needed distraction for singles. He wrote, “Aaj se mein party nahi karunga, sirf pawri karunga. Kyunki party karne mein wo majja nahi hai jo pawri karne me hai. Thanks @saudchaudary and all the people who sent me this video in the DM. And a big shout out to the Pawri girl,@dananeerr.” Karan Johar (standing) with his friends PHOTOS: INSTAGRAM Auction edition As IPL auctions were held on Thursday evening, Glenn Maxwell was sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for whooping Rs 14.25 crore. Netizens linked the Pawri version to Maxwell with many saying, “Maxwell ke ghar pe pawri start ho rahi hai.” Starry affair Randeep Hooda was the first one to act on this viral reel fun as he shared a video from a shoot with children and wrote, “Shoot par bacha #PawryHoRaiHAi #InspectorAvinash #Reels #OnSet #ShootLife.” Actor Shahid Kapoor too played a sport when the star cast and his director were sharing their c m y b take on the Pawri trend. In a video that Shahid posted on his Instagram handle, he sang verses of Honey Singh’s song Party All Night from the movie Boss of Akshay Kumar. To which the Pawri girl from Pakistan couldn’t refrain from commenting, “OMG! Am I dreaming #pawrihoraihai #pawrijarihai.” And definitely the party is still on until a new quirky video caught the attention of social butterflies. Deepika Padukone, who deleted all her old posts at the beginning of the year 2021, took time out to repost a picture of the Pawri edit. Karan Johar too hashtagged his story post with fashion designer Manish Malhotra and actresses Sara Ali Khan, Parineeti Chopra and Kiara Advani as #PawriHoRaiHai. Late to the party RANDEEP HOODA While there are many who are taking part in the Pawri gang party in their own way, Smriti Irani believes that Twada Kutta Tommy, Sada Kutta Kutta video of Yashraj Mukhate was much better.
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