21032021-LSTL-01.qxd 20-03-2021 23:56 Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Big moment To acknowledge his social service, a domestic airline recently wrapped a number of its aircraft in special livery, which includes an image of Sonu Sood. IANS LUDHIANA | SUNDAY | 21 MARCH 2021 PAIN, EMOTION & MORE Vinod Kapri’s documentary titled 1232KMS, which has a couple of songs penned by Gulzar, narrates the ordeal of the migrant workers during the lockdown Gurnaaz Kaur A thank you note by Big B Amitabh Bachchan has been felicitated with the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) Award for his contribution to Indian Cinema. Big B took to social media on Friday, shared a few pictures and wrote, “I am deeply honoured to have been conferred with the 2021 FIAF Award. Thank You to FIAF and to Martin Scorsese and Christopher Nolan for bestowing the award on me in the ceremony today. Our commitment to the cause of saving India’s film heritage is unshakeable and Film Heritage Foundation will continue its efforts to build a nationwide movement to save our films.@FHF_Official @fiaf1938 I am deeply @shividungarpur.” In another honoured to have post, Big B tweeted a link been conferred with the where fans can watch the 2021 FIAF Award. Thank awards ceremony. During the ceremony, You to FIAF and to Martin Tenet director Christopher Scorsese and recalled his meeting with Big Christopher Nolan B and said, “I had the privilege of meeting this living legend of Indian cinema a couple of years ago at an event hosted by the Film Heritage Foundation and it’s, as an ambassador for the Film Heritage Foundation, that Mr Bachchan has done so much advocacy for the vital cause of film preservation in India. It’s for this reason that the FIAF Executive Committee unanimously voted to give Mr Bachchan this year’s award. Mr Bachchan, I hope that you realize the importance of everything that you have done for the development of proper infrastructure for the preservation of India’s incredible film heritage. This is unbelievably important work and your voice, your reputation behind this cause adds so much and makes so much more possible.” The end note After Roohi, Janhvi Kapoor is now all set for her next titled Good Luck Jerry. The actress, who was busy shooting for the film in Chandigarh, has finally wrapped up the shoot of Good Luck Jerry. Janhvi took to her social media account and penned down a heartfelt note for the cast and crew of the film. The actress also shared pictures in her Good Luck Jerry avatar. She is seen donning Patiala suits with wavy hair in one of the picture. While in another picture, she is all smiles while holding colourful balloons. Janhvi captioned the pictures as, “I can’t believe it’s a film wrap. So many things have happened, changed, evolved, been learnt and unlearnt during the course of and because of this shoot. But through all of it I used to be so excited to come to the sets... Thank you for everything.” Janhvi Kapoor wraps up Good Luck Jerry shoot in Chandigarh A ROUND this time last year began the ordeal of many migrant workers, who shun city jobs to return home, battling hunger, fighting coronavirus and facing many other challenges. They embarked on a difficult journey to their villages by foot or on their cycles as trains, buses and all other modes of public transport were REKHA AND VISHAL BHARADWAJ Wedding bells shut down. During this crisis, National Award-winning director Vinod Kapri helped them with food items and other essentials. This tryst has now translated into a documentary film titled 1232KMS, which is due to release on March 24 on Disney+Hotsar VIP . In it, he has captured the journey of seven such migrants who defied all odds to reach their village in Saharsa, Bihar, 1232-km away from Delhi. “I was so curious to know the journey of these labourers, who were going to their villages without any vehicle. How much pain they had to bear; they didn’t know when they would get food or if they would be able to sleep. They didn’t even know how they were going to reach their village, but they just went on. As we were seeing all this on TV or reading about it in newspapers, I decid- Here’s a sneak-peek into pre-wedding festivities of Harman Baweja Last year Harman Baweja’s sister had shared pictures of the actor’s roka ceremony with Sasha Ramchandani on Instagram. Now, it looks like that the actor is all set to get married to his lady love, as a picture from their pre-wedding ceremony has gone viral. Shilpa Shetty’s husband and businessman, Raj Kundra, has shared the picture and few videos on his social media handle from Harman’s pre-wedding cocktail, where the Love Story 2050 actor can be seen having a gala time! In the picture, Harman and Sasha are seen posing with friends Raj Kundra, Aamir Ali, Ashish Chowdhry, Jay Shewakramani and others. The brideto-be is seen beaming with joy in a gorgeous maroon lehenga choli while Harman is seen clad in a black kurta. In one of the videos shared by Raj, we can see Harman dancing away and enjoying his pre-wedding ceremony with his fiancé Sasha. MARENGE TO WAHIN JAAKAR IS EXACTLY WHAT THE MIGRANTS WERE SAYING TO EACH OTHER WHILE CYCLING. I HAVE TRIED TO DO JUSTICE TO IT BY WORKING ON THE MELODY AND WORDS A LITTLE MORE. REKHA BHARDWAJ, SINGER THERE WAS PAIN, BUT I ALSO FELT ANGRY FOR NOT BEING ABLE TO DO MUCH FOR THE MIGRANTS. YOU’LL SENSE IT WHEN YOU LISTEN TO THE SONG. THE MOVIE BROUGHT TEARS TO MY EYES. SUKHWINDER SINGH, SINGER ed to go with them,” says Vinod. Soulful tracks In his own special way, legendary lyricist Gulzar joined Vinod to touch the lives of these migrants. He wielded his pen to create two soulful tracks - Marenge Toh Wahin Jaakar and O Re Bidesiya - that encapsulate their emotions. “Like Vinod said, we all were watching the journey of these people on TV and newspapers. Vinod was physically with them but even though I was locked in my house, I was emotionally with them and so I wrote down what I felt. When I shared it with Vishal, he told me about Vinod’s documentary and then he decided to compose the verses. Thanks to Vishal for picking the song because it wasn’t easy,” says Gulzar. Adds director Vishal Bharadwaj, “Vinod had contacted me for a background score and after watching the movie, I thought we should lyrically and musically support the cause. It’s a noble cause and I had a word with Gulzar saab. So during the lockdown, we remotely did the songs. Gulzar saab was in Mumbai, I was in Mussoorie, Vinod was in Delhi…” Neha Dhupia to play a cop RSVP movies has revealed Neha Dhupia’s look for the upcoming direct-to-digital thriller A Thursday. Neha will be essaying the role of a police officer named ACP Alvarez, as she looks perfect for the part in a blazer and pants, completing her look with aviators and tied up hair. Directed and written by Behzad Khambata, the film is based on unthinkable events taking place on a Thursday. Taking to social media, RSVP movies shared Neha’s look as they wrote, “There’s a new cop in town, @nehadhupia as ACP Alvarez in #AThursday. Let the investigation begin!” The film shows the story of an intelligent play school teacher, Naina Jaiswal, played by Yami Gautam, who takes 16 toddlers as hostage. Yami will be seen in a grey character for the first time. Ronnie Screwvala will be producing A Thursday. PARINEETI CHOPRA Real talk Fruitful journey for Rajkummar Rajkummar Rao, who made his acting debut with Dibakar Banerjee’s anthology film Love Sex Aur Dhokha, has given many blockbusters in his career. On Friday, the Rajkummar Rao on actor completcompleting 11 years ed 11 years in showbiz and to in the industry celebrate the milestone, he walked down memory lane and recalled all the films he had been a part of. Taking to his Instagram handle, Rajkummar shared a video montage wherein he compiled stills from his films. He also penned a heartfelt note thanking his fans. He men- c m y b tioned that all this wouldn’t have been possible without their love and support. Not just that, Rao also promised to work harder. Sharing the video, he wrote, “Gratitude. So thankful for these 11 wonderful years and the amount of love that has been showered on me. Right from my first film till this day — you all never stopped believing in me, big thank you for that. All this wouldn’t have been possible without your love and support. Here’s a promise that I will continue working the hardest and will entertain each one of you always and forever. Big love.” Actress Parineeti Chopra plays badminton ace Saina Nehwal in the biopic Saina. The actress says she is glad that only trainers were around on the sets and not Saina herself. “I remember visiting Saina Nehwal’s house in Hyderabad to meet her and she told me, ‘I have never seen you play sports before’. When we returned, I knew I had to double my training as someone entrusted me with a responsibility to play the sport right. If I can play even one per cent of what she played, I would consider myself lucky. I was glad only my coaches and trainers were there (on the sets). If Saina herself had been there, it would’ve made me very nervous,” Parineeti said. Even though Saina was not physically present at all times, Parineeti reveals that the former was always just a phone call away. “Saina was very approachable and answered all queries I had. I literally discussed everything under the sky with her, my training, fitness to if I am holding the racquet right! I wanted to look right for the part and do justice to the sport and Saina,” says the actress. Saina is directed by Amole Gupte and set to release on March 26. — IANS
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