29032021-LSTL-01.qxd 3/28/2021 10:49 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE In Maldives Actress Dia Mirza, who recently married Mumbaibased entrepreneur Vaibhav Rekhi, is currently in Maldives. She has posted pictures of the trip on Instagram. LUDHIANA | MONDAY | 29 MARCH 2021 COLOUR OF SAFETY Due to the pandemic, Holi this time around will be a low-key affair for most celebrities Gurnaaz Kaur Varun to play a handicapped cop H Varun Dhawan is all set to play the role of a handicapped cop in his next movie. A source said,“Sajid Nadiadwala had bought the official rights of the superhit Tamil thriller Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru (2016). Sanki is a remake of the same film. They are adapting the screenplay to suit the pan-India platform.” The source further added that Varun Dhawan plays a top cop who loses his leg during one of the investigations. According to reports, Parineeti Chopra is being considered for the role opposite Varun. Varun Dhawan recently recovered from Covid-19 and married his longtime girlfriend Natasha Dalal. Nikita Rawal Mugdha Godse Daler Mehndi OLI is big in Bollywood or should we say was until Covid-19 reared its head and brought normal life to a halt! So, what is B-town doing this time around on this vibrant day? While some say the virus has dampened the feel of the festival, there are those who are keeping the spirit alive, even if it means an intimate gathering. Daler Mehndi, for instance, is celebrating Holi like every year, only this time the number of guests will be few. “Celebrations are full on, just as every year, but with very close family members. We play Holi with rose petals and marigold petals. No water and no colour this time though my youngest daughter, Rabab, wants pichkari and balloons. Any celebration for me revolves around food!” Rohit Roy Fun with caution Chehre release to be delayed? The film was scheduled to release in cinema halls on April 9 Starring Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi, Chehre was scheduled to release in cinema halls on April 9. However, the latest report suggests that the makers might push its release date. Even before the night curfew was announced in Maharashtra, there was buzz in the trade circles that the intense thriller might get postponed by a week. In a recent interaction, the producer of Chehre, Anand Pandit, stated, “We haven’t made a decision yet. We’ll take a call after the festival of Holi. We’ll take a decision not just in the interest of our film, but also in the interest of the audiences.” Digangana Suryavanshi Nikita Rawal, who lives in a joint family, says, “Holi is our favourite festival and we generally have over 100 people to celebrate it, but this time it would just be the 20 of us in the house. So, we will arrange ghazal party, lots of good food but with all the precautions,” she says. Mumbai Saga actor Vivaan Parashar is nostalgic as he talks about Holi. He says, “I really look forward to this festival; playing with colours, having fun with friends and family. But Holi isn’t a priority this time. Festivals will come and go, but, more importantly, we have to take care of our loved ones.” Actress Mugdha Godse says, “We all have to take care and be safe. So it’ll be about celebrating at home and praying that this pandemic gets over soon.” It’s Sharib Hashmi’s favourite festival and the Asur actor says, “To keep the fun alive, I Thakur Anoop Singh am going on a vacation with my family as part of the Holi celebrations, but will take all the precautions.” Keeping it low-key, Digangana Suryavanshi says, “I don’t think we can actually play Holi at home or we’ll make a total mess of our house! Jokes apart, Holi is sweets and prayers this year.” Malvi Malhotra is somewhat sad that no festival feels the same now. “People are scared now whereas we used to meet and enjoy during the festivals earlier. A lot of things have changed since the pandemic. I miss Sharib Hashmi the festive vibe and I wish things get back to normal soon.” Family affair Actor Rohit Roy feels Holi need not be boisterous! He says, “It’s about how you make a celebration out of a day keeping its meaning in mind. The charm of Holi is the colour and bonhomie, so after our family puja and some organic colours, we go to watch Mumbai Saga. I’ve been shooting every day since the release, so haven’t able to catch it in theatres yet; I want to experience WEBSOLUTE FUN Akshay in a new avatar Akshay Kumar co-stars with South-Indian actor Dhanush and Sara Ali Khan in their next film, titled Atrangi Re, by Anand L Rai. The actor shared an update on his social media accounts along with a first look photo of his character. Akshay features in the avatar of a magician in the photo – wearing a signature black hat of a sorcerer he can be seen holding the King of Hearts card. He tweeted, “It’s the last day of Atrangi Re and I can’t wait for you all to experience the magic created by Aanand L Rai.” Akshay it first-hand.” Thakur Anoop Singh, who will be seen in Singam 3, says, “Holi is definitely a beautiful festival, but while water-wastage becomes a legitimate problem every year, this year, the issue is even bigger, and that’s Covid-19. Since the cases are multiplying by the day, I’d opt for Homli (Homely+Holi) and advice the same to everyone. While it’s great fun to meet family and friends and play Holi, if we avoid going out this time, we may be able to celebrate a virusfree Holi next year!” Fun & fear Kumar also added a ‘thank you’ note for his co-stars, “Also a big thank you to my co-stars Sara Ali Khan and Dhanush for letting me be a part of this beautiful film.” Sara Ali Khan also posted a long emotional post after the wrap up, along with a series of photographs with her co-stars and Atrangi Re director. She wrote, “That’s a film wrap, ek saal baad. Thank you so much @aanandlrai sir for giving me this role, this film and this opportunity. But more than that thank you for your unconditional love, unwavering support...” MARCH 31: HAUNTED: LATIN AMERICA ON NETFLIX The Haunted series is one of the most successful horror productions of Netflix. The original production debuted in 2018 and it examines the horror stories that different people have experienced, which do not have a logical explanation. The new season, which will premiere on March 31, will have stories from all over Latin America. APRIL 1: WORN STORIES ON NETFLIX Worn Stories opens the closets of a diverse group of people to reveal a treasure trove of tales about the meaning behind articles of clothing. Be it a pair of boots symbolising survival or a uniform that reaffirms an identity, the series illuminates the lives of the wearers through stories about cherished articles of clothing. Each episode is organised by a theme and features a mix of interviews from cultural figures to talented storytellers. This festive week has some wonderful internation al shows lined up. Here’s a look APRIL 1: PRANK ENCOUNTERS SEASON 2 ON NETFLIX Hosted by Gaten Matarazzo of Stranger Things fame, each episode of this terrifying and hilarious prank show takes two complete strangers on the surprise ride of a lifetime. It’s business as usual until their paths collide and their one-day assignments turn into supernatural surprises. Where fear meets fun, Prank Encounters is the most elaborate hidden camera prank show ever devised! Jubin Nautiyal set to act DHANUSH, AKSHAY KUMAR AND SARA ALI KHAN Singer Jubin Nautiyal is back with another single under the T-Series banner titled Tujhe Bhoolna Toh Chaha and this time he will even feature in the music video alongside Abhishek Singh and Samreen Kaur. Talking about his experi- ence filming the song, Jubin says, “My first passion will always be music but shooting for music videos is fun and a different experience too. Shooting Tujhe Bhoolna Toh Chaha was challenging because of the extreme weather in Gulmarg, but the c m y b emotions have been beautifully captured.” The singer adds, “We hope the audiences enjoy the song as much as we enjoyed making it. This is my fourth song with director Ashish Panda and we have created magic again.” HAUNTED: LATIN AMERICA
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