28032021-LSTL-01.qxd 3/27/2021 11:16 PM Page 1 c m y b FIERCE LOOK South superstar Ram Charan’s first look from his mostawaited film RRR is out. The actor looks fierce in the role of Alluri Sita Ramaraju in the poster. He appears ferocious and powerful. TRIBUNE Up next In a recent session with her fans on Twitter, when Priyanka Chopra was asked about her next Bollywood movie, she just said two words: “Next year.” LUDHIANA | SUNDAY | 28 MARCH 2021 The learning curve Tillotama praises Taapsee Elnaaz Norouzi, who will soon be seen in Hello Charlie, releasing on Amazon Prime Video, says she has fallen in love with the comedy genre Sheetal I T is her first stint with comedy and Iranian-German actress Elnaaz Norouzi is already starting to like the genre! “I will definitely work in another comedy movie. My character, Mona, is the connecting link between Charlie (Aadar Jain ) and Jackie Shroff’s character. When I was offered this role, I was immediately hooked. I think I now know how to pick the right script for myself. Once you remove your character and if the script does not have a gripping story, then you are going in the right direction! This worked for me in Sacred Games and now in Hello Charlie as well.” The model-turned-actress has a year-long experience of theatre from Hanover, Germany. Fluent in German, English, French and Hindi, and trained in dance, she is willing to learn more as she moves along. She adds, “Having learnt so many languages earlier, I have a habit of learning, which I want to maintain.” Avid reader Even during the lockdown or the times when shooting was prohibited, she kept herself occupied with some or the other activity. “I am a person who really likes to I USED TO ASK THE DIRECTOR TO SEND THE SCRIPT TWO DAYS IN ADVANCE, SO THAT I COULD LEARN PUNJABI DIALOGUES PROPERLY. IN A WAY, ALL YOUR FIRST PROJECTS ARE LIKE SCHOOLING FOR YOU TILLOTAMA SHOME Taapsee Pannu recently however, unaware of how donated her platelets to an incredibly humane she is.” unknown elderly woman. Tillotama continued, The message was spread by “Going beyond an RT to actress Tillotama actually offer to donate Shome, who tweeted her platelets! You are about how her gold!! I wish you friend’s grandmy best and mother needed admire your platelets and strength. My Taapsee rushed for friend’s grandma help. Tillotama took TAAPSEE PANNU needed platelets, and to her Twitter handle and she offered to donate wrote, “I have never worked even though she does not or hung out with @taapsee, know me or my friend... but I was aware of how hard- Wishes for your good health, working she was!! I was, nothing is more precious.” Tough times study a lot. I read five books at a time and depending on my mood, I continue reading the one I like at that time. I did a workshop at the New York Film Academy. It was my dream to study there, but I was always a working actor; so, the pandemic helped me tick that off my list.” The actress has also done Punjabi films Maan Jao Naa and Khido Khundi. She recalls, “I used to ask the director to send the script two days in advance, so that I could learn Punjabi dialogues properly. In a way, all your first projects are like schooling for you.” Future course As for the future, she says, “I would like to spend more time with my family. And, professionally, I want to essay different as well as difficult roles.” For 2021, she has another web series in store for her fans, besides a movie, Sangeen, in which she will be seen opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui, once again after Sacred Games! On March 9, actor Paresh Rawal had got his first vaccine shot. However, he has now tested positive for Covid19. The actor tweeted, “Unfortunately, I have tested positive for Covid-19.” In his tweet, Rawal also asked those who were in his vicinity in the recent past to get themselves tested and wrote, “All those that have come in contact with me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested.” Paresh Rawal’s wife Swaroop Rawal, an actress and life-skills teacher, also received the vaccine earlier this month. In a tweet on March 6, she had written, “Follow the leader... I got my Covid-19 vaccine, did you?” c m y b Meanwhile, ace cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is also Covid-positive. He took to Twitter on Saturday and wrote, “I have been testing myself and taking all the recommended precautions to ensure Covid is kept at bay. However, I’ve tested positive today following mild symptoms. All others at home have tested negative. I’ve quarantined myself at home.” Paresh Rawal tests positive even after taking vaccine shot
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