29032021-LSTC-01.qxd 3/29/2021 12:26 AM 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. CHANDIGARH | MONDAY | 29 MARCH 2021 DIGANGANA SURYAVANSHI COLOUR OF SAFETY Fun & fear WEBSOLUTE FUN Due to the pandemic, Holi this time around will be a low-key affair for most celebrities Gurnaaz Kaur Nikita Rawal H Daler Mehndi OLI was big in Bollywood until Covid-19 reared its ugly 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 and marigold petals. No water and no colour this time — though my youngest daughter, Rabab, wants pichkari and balloons.” Mugdha Godse 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 This festive week has some wonderful international shows lined up. Here’s a look 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. 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! Rohit Roy Fun with caution Nikita Rawal, who lives in a joint family, says, “We will arrange a ghazal party this time, 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.” 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; a lot of things have changed since the pandemic. I miss the festive vibe.” Family affair Actor Rohit Roy feels Holi need not be boisterous! He says, “The charm of Holi is the colour and bonhomie, so after our family puja and some organic colours, we will 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 it first-hand.” Thakur Anoop Singh, who will be seen in Singam 3, says, “Holi is c m y b 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 virus-free Holi next year!” HAUNTED: LATIN AMERICA
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