24032021-LSTC-01.qxd 23-03-2021 23:37 Page 1 c m y b THE GIRL IN THE PENTHOUSE Larissa Bonesi will soon be seen in Netflix’s upcoming film Penthouse. Larissa made her debut with the movie Go Goa Gone and later appeared in the hit music videos like Surma Surma with singer Guru Randhawa. TRIBUNE Wrap up Yami Gautam has finished shooting for her upcoming film Dasvi. Yami posted a video on Instagram, where she is seen celebrating the shoot wrap. IANS CHANDIGARH | WEDNESDAY | 24 MARCH 2021 A day to remember The 67th National Film Awards evoked painful memories as Sushant Singh Rajput’s Chhichhorewon Best Hindi Film & a meme fest as Kangana Ranaut won Best Actress award RABB DA RADIO 2 Historical moment Gurnaaz Kaur A S the 67th National Film Awards for the year 2019 have been announced, Punjabi film Rabb Da Radio 2 and Haryanvi film Chhorriya Chhoron Se Kam Nahi Hoti have been named best films in the respective categories. Rabb Da Radio 2 starring Tarsem Jassar and Simi Chahal is a sequel to the 2017 flick with the same name. Based on family ties and values of Punjab, it has a message at its core. On the other hand, Chhorriya Choron Se Kam Nahi Hoti is a story of a young girl who aspires to become an IPS officer but faces opposition from her own conservative father who thinks a woman’s place is in the kitchen. Sharan Art, director Rabb Da Radio 2, says, “I feel elated. To be recognised for your effort and vision on the national platform fills you up with hope and courage to dream big. It is a historic moment for every film to be listed in the National Awards.” If Sharan says it means bringing Punjabi cinema to a deserving platform, the film’s producer Manpreet Johal thinks there is no bigger accomplishment for a filmmaker than to win country’s highest cinematic honour. The lead actor of Chhorriya Chhoron Se Kam Nahi Hoti, Annirudh Dave agrees with the thought. For him National Award is the most important award. “I feel very special to be associated with a film that symbolises content is the real hero. This acclaim is a sign of acceptance for any film that has its heart at the right place, no matter what the budget or language,” he says. The film brought its lead actress Rashmi Somvanshi face-to-face with Haryanvi culture and she feels, “I am thrilled that the film has been selected by a respectable jury. That speaks volumes.” Punjabi film Rabb Da Radio 2 and Haryanvi film Chhorriya Chhoron Se Kam Nahi Hoti do the region proud CHHORRIYA CHORON SE KAM NAHI HOTI G ONE but not forgotten - remembering the fallen hero to a meme fest, as soon as the 67th National Film Awards were announced on Monday, fans of Sushant Singh Rajput, whose film Chhichhore bagged Best Hindi Film, and Kangana Ranaut, who won her fourth National Award, went into an overdrive. The 67th National Film Awards honouring the best in 2019 films, were supposed to take place last year, but were postponed. The same were finally announced on March 22 in a press conference at the National Media Centre in Delhi. There were around 461 films in the feature category and 220 films in the shorts category. The Best Feature CHHICHHORE ASURAN MANIKARNIKA KESARI VIVEK AGNIHOTRI & PALLAVI JOSHI BHONSLE Film went to Priyadarshan’s Malayalam period epic Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea. Interestingly, this Mohanlalstarrer has not found its way to theatres yet and is slated for release later in 2021. The winners’ table In Hindi films, Kangana Ranaut won Best Actress for her performances in Manikarnika and Panga. The award for Best Actor went to Manoj Bajpayee for Bhonsle and Dhanush for Asuran. Vivek Agnihotri’s The Tashkent Files got Best Dialogue and his wife Pallavi Joshi got the Best Supporting Actress award for the same film. Tuesday seemed to be Kangana’s day all in all – her birthday coincided with Thalaivi trailer, and her fans hailed their Queen. “Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you Kangana’s fifth National Film Award performance. #ThalaiviTrailer,” posted one of her fan group. The following meme fest had pictures of Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone, Swara Bhaskar, Taapsee Pannu, Hrithik Roshan shown crying over her win. While not all the reactions were laudatory. “Congratulations on another national award. Bas ab thoda politics bhool kar kaam peh concentrate karo #KanganaRanaut,” tweeted a user ‘bhatiasumeet68’. “Wah! Significant wins! Politically correct! Congratulations, all!,” tweeted columnist Shobhaa De. Late, but not forgotten Best Hindi Film went to Chhichhore, starring the late Sushant Singh Rajput. SSR’s co-actor from Chhichhore, Tahir Raj Bhasin says, “I feel incredibly grateful to have played the part of Derek and been a part of Chhichhore. The film was about never allowing society to decide if you are a winner or a loser but fighting the very notions of these labels and finding your own happiness. As we celebrate our big win, today will also be a day of remembrance and gratitude for Sushant without whom this story would never have been told.” “@itsSSR National Award for #Chhichhore It’s you, Congratulations to one and only Sushant Singh Rajput” tweeted a user Ruhi76313890. “Chhichhore’s National Award dedicated to Sushant Singh Rajput: Hope it gives happiness to his family, fans,” posted user Desi Fashion- Chic. AK lauds Punjab ki Mitti Meanwhile, singer B Praak got the National Award for the Best Male Playback Singer for the patriotic song Teri Mitti from his wardrama Kesari. Reacting to this, Akshay Kumar took to Twitter and wrote, “#TeriMitti still gives me goosebumps every time I hear it and one song I’m most proud of being part of…Couldn’t be happier! @BPraak #NationalFilmAwards2019.” Written by Manoj Muntashir, the song is crooned by B Praak and the music has been composed by Arko. Four years, 500 hours and two National Awards Documentary Wild Karnataka took home two awards Best Exploration Film and Best Narration for Sir David Attenborough, who was the film’s English narrator. Talking about the same, Prakash Raj said, “Being a part of the Unfair Close to reality theory Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra opens up on shooting for Toofan Being judged over success is mentally disturbing: Suneil He has been in the industry for three decades now and has had his share of hits and misses. Suniel Shetty says that an actor is judged according to his success, which can be mentally disturbing. Talking about life in Bollywood can be mentally exhausting, Suniel said. “It is not the pace or the effort that is exhausting. It is people around judging you all the time. Success and failure means so much. You’re judged according to your success which is mentally very disturbing,” said Suniel. The actor is all set to host a show titled 21 Din Wellness —IANS A smashing teaser of Toofaan, starring Farhan Akhtar, Mrunal Thakur and Paresh Rawal, was recently unveiled on social media by the makers. Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, this film was extensively shot in real locations to achieve an authentic look and feel. Mehra says, “The script demanded some very real and raw locations and it was most definitely not an easy job. We got into it knowing the challenges, but those that were definitely worth exploring. We shot in Dongri and Nagpada for about a month. The residents in the area were extremely accommodating and lovely to work with.” He added, “Shooting in real locations with a popular star like Farhan was a challenge. In areas like Dongri, controlling the crowd for the first few days was also a task for the ❝ SHOOTING IN REAL LOCATIONS WITH A POPULAR STAR LIKE FARHAN AKHTAR WAS A CHALLENGE. team. But gradually, the crowd became more cordial and made it easy for us to shoot.” Dongri and Nagpada are one of the most populated neighbourhoods in Mumbai, famous for its old Bombay charm. Also, these places are known for the notorious gangs. It is set to release on September 18. PANGA vision that brought to life the Wild Karnataka documentary was truly a beautiful experience. A culmination of four years and almost 500 hours of footage, it was an absolute pleasure to be the voice, narrating this extraordinary story in my language, Tamil and Telugu.” Starting early: Naga Vishal Naga Vishal bagged the National Award for the Best Child Artist for KD Engira Karuppu Durai. The young actor says, “This is a totally unexpected and overwhelming honour. The filming experience was so easy, and we were all one family on set. Madhumita Maam – my director – was like my elder sister. To get an honour like this at a national level is really something I wasn’t prepared for.”— Mona He’s serious about music Adhyayan Suman, who recently released the single Peg Daariya, will now turn singer for Prakash Jhas web series Aashram 2. Adhyayan plays a rockstar in Aashram 2. The actor says he will be seen doing a lot of concerts in the upcoming season. He has recorded his own songs for the role.—IANS A surprise treat Nawazuddin talks about his debut in the music world Nawazuddin has ruled the charts with his amazing body of work in 2020 with titles such as Raat Akeli Hai and Serious Men. Before the beginning of 2021, the talented actor had his schedule locked for multiple projects and a big surprise for his fans as well. Nawaz is making a splash on the musical stage with c m y b his debut in B Praak’s upcoming single – Baarish Ki Jaaye. The poster that was released a few days ago has already created waves among his fans. Talking about his experience Nawazuddin said, “Music video is a completely new world for me to explore. It’s been an exciting experience to feature in a music video of such renowned and accomplished team of B Praak, Jaani and Arvindr Khaira. Looking forward to our song Baarish Ki Jaaye.” Actor and singer Sunanda Sharma is starring opposite Nawazuddin as the leading lady in this music video and the lyrics are penned by Jaani. MARAKKAR Adhyayan Suman to sing his songs in Aashram 2
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