09042021-LSTL-01.qxd 4/8/2021 11:13 PM Page 1 c m y b SECRET PRAISE FROM AKSHAY? Kangana Ranaut took to Twitter on Wednesday and shared that she has been secretly getting calls and messages from several ‘big stars’, including Akshay Kumar, for her work in upcoming film Thalaivi after the trailer of the latter was released recently. TRIBUNE Nervous! Emraan Hashmi says he is still apprehensive before starting a new film. The actor says that he is nervous about matching up to the demands of his character. IANS LUDHIANA | FRIDAY | 9 APRIL 2021 The Film Certification Appellate Tribunal has been discontinued. While filmmakers are upset by the move, as it could cause unwanted delays, social media too is up in arms Mona Amit Sadh goes offline Amit Sadh will not be sharing any posts on his Instagram handle as of now. The actor has announced that he is going offline. Amit took to Instagram on Thursday and wrote, “I am going offline. The recent events have forced me to reflect whether I should be posting my pictures and reels. Especially when my city Mumbai and the entire state are under strict Covid-19 restrictions, the whole country is going through a difficult time. I believe my posts and reels of the gym sessions, the silly things I do will not heal or entertain anyone. I personally feel the best way to be sensitive about a situation is to pray and hope for things to get better.” Amit added, “Life must go on even though I feel burdened. I am disheartened when we do not acknowledge the seriousness and do not address it. We cannot behave like everything is okay - this is a pandemic. A special note for my fans, I am not abandoning you guys; you all know I will never do it. When a need for conversation arises, reach out to me on my ‘dm’ like you all usually do. I am here but will not be posting quotes, pictures or reels. I personally feel this is not the time for me to show my privileged life.” Meanwhile, the on work front, Amit Sadh will next be seen in Ahaan Shetty’s debut film Tadap. Not welcome, disappointing, unfortunate, wrong, arbitrary, restrictive, a sad day for cinema ... is how the latest move by the government on discontinuation of Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) was met with. Many a films — Joker, Lipstick Under My Burkha, Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, Haraamkhor, Kaalakandi, which were not cleared or faced objections by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), over a period got relief in the appellate tribunal. The new move implies that filmmakers would have to now knock the doors of the High Court for any grievance. “It’s certainly not welcome,” says director Manoj Agrawal, explaining, “As filmmakers, if any issue arises with CBFC, this tribunal was the way to go. Within a day or two of reaching out, there would be screening and whatever be the issues, it would be cleared. How could it be the same with the High Court?” “There is little time between completion of a film and censor certificate, say two to four weeks maximum; taking a date in High Court would be a big task given the time-frame that we work within,” adds this director of Waah! Tera Kya Kehna, Hadh Kar Di Aapne sequel and Pardesi Babu, who is currently busy with the sequel of Hadh Kar Di Aapne. UNAPPEALING! GREAT GRAND MASTI LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA It may take longer for filmmakers to get clarification from the High Court.” NOT ACCEPTABLE HARAAMKHOR The decision met with an uproar on social media. Many a filmmakers took to Twitter to show their displeasure and disbelief. “What the hell?! The Film Certification Appellate Tribunal has been abolished?! How does this happen overnight? Did anyone see this coming? #CBFC #FCAT,” tweeted Jai Mehta, who co-directed the hit series Scam 1992 with father Hansal Mehta. “Do the High Courts have a lot of time to address film certification grievances? How many film producers will have the means to approach the courts,” questioned Hansal Mehta, calling the move arbitrary and restrictive. Human rights activist and film-producer Sunitha Krishnan tweeted, “Really sad and disappointed that #FCAT has been abolished. Had an opportunity to access this mechanism when our feature film #Raktham was subjected to #CBFC objections. The unbiased, neutral and patient hearing was such a strengthening component.” Filmmaker and trade analyst Girish Johar hoped for a system for the entertainment industry and not the courts, “With #FCAT dissolved, maybe a larger body After first dose of the vaccine... A leaf from history Web series on Leonardo Da Vinci in India ahead UK, US vaccine and do not get complacent in any manner #staysafe!” Actress Soni Razdan replied to Nagma’s post and wrote, “Nagma please take care and take one more test. If you don’t have symptoms it could be wrong. If you do have symptoms hope they’re mild.” In a similar case, Paresh Rawal, who had also got his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, had tested positive later. Farhan Akhtar has bagged an international project and that too with Marvel Studios. The actor managed to keep this completely hushhush and has already left Mumbai for the shoot. A source close to the actor says, “Farhan is currently stationed in Bangkok, along with an international cast and crew, for the shoot of a project with Marvel Studios, who are known to be one of the biggest film studios worldwide. All other details of the project are strictly under wraps.” Marvel Studios is an American film and television studio known for the production of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films and are loved across the globe for their phenomenal work. Meanwhile, Farhan has the movie Toofan scheduled to release on Amazon Prime Video on May 21. The teaser of his film was recently dropped by the makers and it has received quite a lot of appreciation. may come up, setup by the govt, which will not only address issue... (sic).” Labelling it unfortunate and wrong, poet, filmmaker Pritish Nandy wrote “Not having a tribunal to appeal to limits a film maker’s options: Modi govt’s move to dissolve film certification tribunal could increase censorship...” Vishal Bhardwaj’s tweet, “Such a sad day for cinema...,” garnered many reactions from within the film industry. “You seem supersmart, so you already know this - no film will have anything to say anymore coz no one wants to go to court (sic),” replied Ritesh Batra, director of the much-feted film The Lunchbox. Actor Pankaj Tripathi feels feminism is a notion that should be instilled in boys just as strongly as girls. For that to happen, the subject must be included for all young boys by the education system. “I feel that parents put all their energies into grooming and teaching their daughters how to behave themselves but when it comes to boys, it’s not given the same importance. In today’s education, I think the Feminism as subject must be included for boys, says Pankaj Tripathi inclusion of feminism is a must for all young boys too,” Pankaj said. “Boys need to learn right from the beginning that no gender is superior or inferior. There was a time when I survived solely on my wife’s salary and I see absolutely no harm in doing so. My wife and daughter have impacted my life in the best way possible,” he added. - IANS Juggy D arrested in London? Nagma tests Covid-positive Actress-turned-politician Nagma had taken the first jab of the Covid-19 vaccine last month, but she has now fallen prey to the virus. Nagma took to Twitter and wrote, “Had taken my first dose of the vaccine a few days ago, but got tested for Covid-19 yesterday. My test has come out ‘positive’, so quarantined myself at home. Please take all necessary precautions even after taking the first dose of the Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar to star in an international project of Marvel Studios Matter of equality TIME LAG Producer of Marathi film Drishant, Tanmay Telang, agrees, “I don’t think it should have been discontinued, as this body was there to address the problems of filmmakers if they had to challenge the CBFC certification. As a filmmaker, I find this move a bit restrictive. Hollywood calling... Aidan Turner, best known in India as Kili in The Hobbit film series, will play Leonardo Da Vinci in the web series Leonardo. The show is all set to premiere in India on April 9, ahead of its release in the UK and the US. The eight-part series will focus on the life of Leonardo Da Vinci, one of the most fascinating figures in history. Da Vinci, primarily known as an artist and painter, was also a distinguished inventor and authority in subjects such as anatomy, astronomy, botany, cartography, and paleontology. “To play a character like that, a historical figure, an artist, can be intimidating and quite terrifying. But I think Frank Spotnitz’s scripts focus a lot on who’s the man behind the genius and that’s what motivates him as an artist and as a person,” Turner said. “They all focused more on the kind of artist he was. Also, he wasn’t as extrovert as someone like Michelangelo (Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet of the High Renaissance age). It seemed like he was more of a private person. I suppose he had the same vulnerabilities as we all c m y b have - a young artist who wasn’t traditionally schooled and had a very fraught relationship with his parents. He was raised by his grandparents,” the actor said. He added: “As a student, he was surrounded by people who would have been educated, so you can imagine how his late teens or early 20s would have been.” The series also features Giancarlo Giannini, Freddie Highmore, James D’Arcy and Matilda De Angelis in key roles. Created by Frank Spotnitz and Steve Thompson the show drops on SonyLIV soon. — IANS Singer and songwriter Juggy D has been reportedly arrested in London for alleged domestic violence. The news broke on Thursday when Juggy’s social media posts went viral. On Wednesday, the singer posted a video on his Instagram handle in which two individuals are having a conversation. He captioned the post as, “I take drugs and hire escorts all the time in Delhi and Mumbai…” Two more videos were posted on the singer’s handle. The second video was captioned, “Special video for my brother @gururandhawa.” The third post was a screenshot of Juggy D’s phone chat with someone named Guru India. While the three posts were later deleted, Juggy D’s Instagram Story caught everyone’s attention. It read, “@gururandhawa and @navjotsingh123 are not involved in this part of my personal life. They are both honourable people and I want to make clear they have no involvement in my wrong doings.” Salman unveils cover of Kabir Bedi’s memoir On a personal note As per reports, Juggy D’s wife Kiran Sandhi got hold of his phone and read some of his messages. This apparently upset Juggy and it led to a heated argument between the two, after which Kiran called the police. The cover of Kabir Bedi’s upcoming autobiography — Stories I Must Tell: The Emotional Life of an Actor was unveiled at a virtual event on Wednesday. The book cover was revealed by none other than actor Salman Khan. In his interaction with Salman, Kabir narrated a series of fascinating anecdotes that he has penned in the book. One of the most memorable is the story of him interviewing The Beatles, which was a turning point in his career — making a shift from All India Radio to advertising to theatre and finally foraying into the world of cinema. Wishing luck to Kabir Bedi for his upcoming book, Salman said, “Your personality as a star and human being is pure, so whatever comes out from this book would be straight from your heart ...”
The Tribune, now published from Chandigarh, started publication on February 2, 1881, in Lahore (now in Pakistan). It was started by Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, a public-spirited philanthropist, and is run by a trust comprising four eminent persons as trustees.
The Tribune, the largest selling daily in North India, publishes news and views without any bias or prejudice of any kind. Restraint and moderation, rather than agitational language and partisanship, are the hallmarks of the paper. It is an independent newspaper in the real sense of the term.
The English edition apart, the 133-year-old Tribune has two sister publications, Punjabi Tribune (in Punjabi) and Dainik Tribune (in Hindi).