23032021-LSTC-01.qxd 22-03-2021 23:33 Page 1 c m y b KARTIK TESTS COVID-POSITIVE Kartik Aaryan has tested positive for Covid-19. The actor shared the news on Instagram and asked fans to pray for his recovery.The actor shared a plus sign and wrote, “Positive ho gaya. Dua karo…” TRIBUNE The pen of a master T HE week started on a sombre note with the number of evenings spent in Sarhadi's the news of the demise of writer- direc- office over unending cups of black tea. "He tor Sagar Sarhadi. As the film industry wanted to make a sequel of Bazaar and had mourns the loss of the writer who gave already written the script. He was so full of hits like Kabhi Kabhie stories. Three years ago, I and Silsila, and directtook him along with me ed Bazaar, it is time to to Hisar for the take a trip down memoHaryana International ry lane and talk about Film Festival where his the gems that came film Bazaar was from Sarhadi's pen. screened. I had the oppor"I was a student in tunity to conduct a masChandigarh when Bazaar ter-class with him after was released and I saw it the show. Sagar sahab you three times then," recalls will be missed." Setters' director Ashwini Gadar-director Anil Chaudhary. Though he Sharma, who is coming later enjoyed other films up with Apne 2 featuring written by him like Kabhi the Deol clan, calls Kabhie, Silsila and Sarhadi ‘a poetic filmNoorie, Bazaar remains maker’. “His is realistic MAY 11, 1933 - MARCH 22, 2021 one of his favourite films cinema. The characters till date. "When I moved that he wrote in the to Mumbai in 2000, he was on the top of my films were always connected with sociewish-list of the people I wanted to meet. He ty, see Bazaar for instance. His Chandni was a passionate man, a fakir at heart. The and other movies are celebrated even 25 doors of his office were open for everyone," years on. On Sagar sahab's demise, all I says Chaudhary, who fondly speaks about can say is that it's a huge loss." —Mona BAZAAR On the third anniversary of her movie Hichki, Rani Mukerji reveals how she used her father’s walking stick in a scene to cope with the loss of his death. CHANDIGARH | TUESDAY | 23 MARCH 2021 The writer of hit films like Kabhi Kabhie, Silsilaand director of Bazaar, Sagar Sarhadi,is no more. As the fraternity mourns, we speak to people who knew him from close quarters KABHI KABHIE In the past SILSILA TWITTER TRIBUTES Meanwhile, celebrities took to Twitter to pay tributes to Sarhadi. Screenwriter-lyricist Javed Akhtar posted, "Sagar Sarhadi, a veteran theatre and filmwriter, who wrote films like Kabhi Kabhie, Noori, and directed Bazaar, has passed away. My heartfelt condolences to the late bachelor's nephew Ramesh Talwar." "Rest in peace Sagar Sarhadi sahab," wrote filmmaker Hansal Mehta. "Sagar Sarhadi sahab, an exceptional talent , writer of immortal films like Kabhi Kabhie, Noorie, Silsila, Doosra Aadmi, Chandni and many more. May your soul rest in peace... You left your mark in this world," wrote actress Poonam Dhillon. Jackie Shroff posted a picture of Sarhadi on Instagram and wrote, "Will Miss You.... R.I.P ..." Actress Shabana Azmi tweeted, "Deeply sorry at the passing away of Sagar Sarhadi. He will be remembered by his work both in theatre and films, notable amongst them being Tanhai and Bazaar. He drew his inspiration from life, travelled by bus and train because he was a writer of the masses." On freedom fighter Bhagat Singh’s death anniversary today, actors from the Punjabi film industry share what the iconic figure means to them A true legend Gurnaaz Kaur B HAGAT SINGH was 23 when he was hanged in Lahore Jail on March 23, 1931. He is not just celebrated for his contribution to the freedom movement, but courage, virility, sacrifice and intellect. Remembering him on his death anniversary, these actors share what Bhagat Singh means to them. Punjabi actor Jobanpreet Singh, who has been a part of the police force before he entered the entertainment industry, says, “For me, since my childhood, he was the real superhero that India has had but sadly he hasn’t got his due. In fact, he is the one who turned the romanticed idea of freedom into a real movement.” The actor feels one BHAGAT SINGH way of imbibing Bhagat Singh’s teachings in our lives would be to stand by the families that lose their sons on the borders of the country. ROLE MODEL Having played some real-life based roles on the big screen, Dev Kharoud’s inspiration is Bhagat Singh. “He is my role (L-R) PRANATI RAI, DEV KHAROUD AND JOBANPREET SINGH c m y b model. I am sure every Punjabi will say that. I’ve been a Bhagat Singh fan since childhood. There are pictures of him on every wall in my house. His thinking was revolutionary.” Actress Pranati Rai has immense respect for Bhagat Singh too. “I’ve grown up listening to stories about Bhagat Singh from my mother. I idolise him for his intellect and valour. His act of bravery, patriotism and selfless love for the country will be remembered till the end of time.” For Jagjit Singh, who was last seen in Paatal Lok, Bhagat Singh embodies responsibility. “If you can’t say what is wrong and right just because you will not accepted in a group is no way of living. I understood this because of Bhagat Singh,” he says. Bhagat Singh’s sacrifice, as Lucky Dhaliwal says, “Was the biggest turning point in India’s freedom struggle. His passion towards the good of humanity is unparalleled. There is only one Bhagat Singh and he is my hero.” As for Anjana Sukhani, “Bhagat Singh was only limited to books for many... until his story was told through cinema. He will forever be remembered and read about .”
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