19042021-LSTC-01.qxd 4/18/2021 11:19 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Confusion Sonakshi Sinha has shared a picture saying that she is confused whether she should call it a Sunday selfie or Sunday state of mind. —IANS CHANDIGARH | MONDAY | 19 APRIL 2021 ‘I am living up to my image’ After gaining immense popularity with B Praak’s song, Baarish Ki Jaaye, along with Nawazuddin Siddiqui, singer Sunanda Sharma is doing her bit to fulfil the expectations of her fans What the hack! Gurnaaz Kaur F Ileana D’Cruz’s Twitter got hacked Ileana D’Cruz’s Twitter account has been hacked. The Big Bull actress took to her Instagram stories to inform her fans and requested people to ignore any tweet or messages that they may receive from her account. Ileana wrote, “Hey you guys! I cannot access my Twitter account and I believe it has been hacked. Please ignore any tweets or messages if you get any.” In the last few months, social media accounts of celebrities, including Farah Khan, Esha Deol and Ameesha Patel were hacked. Neil Nitin Mukesh tests positive for Covid Covid-19’s second wave has caused a dangerous situation nationwide. Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh’s entire family tested positive, including his baby girl. The actor says, “You can imagine how tough it is for me to know Nurvi is infected by the virus. She’s tested positive. But luckily, she is not in any discomfort. She was down with fever for two days. EATURING opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui in B Praak’s latest romantic single, Baarish Ki Jaaye, is Sunanda Sharma. The Punjabi singer is thrilled at the response and says it is the character that pulled her to do take up the job. Playing a girl with mental health issue, Sunanda says, “It wasn’t the usual glamorous girl showing how pretty she is. The character has this real side to it and a lot of people will agree to it. It needed intense work and that became the deciding factor for me. I play a girl who is a special child, has no idea about the world. She doesn’t even know what love is but she is getting married to this gang- SUNANDA SHARMA THE TEAM BAARISH KI JAAYE ster played by Nawazuddin, who cares for her.” While in the song they play a couple, it was her first time with the star but she says she was as comfortable as working with anyone else in Pollywood. “I have no words for Nawazzudin. He was really kind on the sets and is a very down to earth person. Not for a minute did he make anyone feel like he is a star. Shooting with him was so easy. For me, working with him was a huge Here’s how Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput watch IPL Colour decode MIRA RAJPUT & SHAHID KAPOOR Shahid Kapoor’s wife Mira Rajput’s social media presence is adored by over 2.5 million people. The young mother of two always has something to share with her followers. From sharing lifestyle choices to dishing out tips and tricks on how to achieve great hair and skin, Mira also shares funny content of her husband. With the current season of IPL underway, one simply cannot miss out on the cricketing action and Shahid being a fan of the sport, he makes a point to enjoy the ongoing games. On Sunday, Mira re-shared a photo from one of her fan clubs which is a collage of Mira’s photos that match the IPL team colours. However, what cracked us up was Mira’s caption on the photo. She wrote, “While my husband watches @iplt20... Me:,” followed by the picture. In the collage, we can see Mira donning a yellow saree for CSK to a stunning blue dress for Mumbai Indians, and so on. It’s time to talk about ‘emotional hangover’ ‘Kumbh Mela shouldn’t have taken place’ Radhika Apte on mental health Noted singer Sonu Nigam on Sunday reacted to the Kumbh Mela being made symbolic for this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The singer feels, the religious gathering shouldn’t have been permitted to happen amid the pandemic. With reports of a huge number of Covid positive cases from Kumbh Mela SONU NIGAM area in Haridwar, the Prime Minister on Saturday appealed to observe the event “symbolic” to fight against the virus. Sonu Nigam posted a video on Instagram on Sunday reacting to the same. Nigam said in Hindi: “I’m born a Hindu and as a Hindu, I feel the Kumbh Mela shouldn’t have taken place in the first place. Thank God good sense prevailed on everyone and it has been made symbolic. I understand it is a matter of faith but considering the present situation of the world, nothing can be more important than the lives of people.” —IANS Actress Radhika Apte, wasn’t aware of Hollyknown for her stellar per- wood at the time. One formances and activism for movie that deeply social causes, recently moved me was being opened up about her most played at the National intense roles, dealing with Film Archives of India their “emotional hangover”, (NFAI) and called One mental health and more in an Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Instagram Live session. Nest and another was the The live session with clini- French movie The Piano cal psychologist Radhika Teacher. I distinctly Bapat on her handle @psy- remember being so dischotherapybar, put a spotlight turbed by the former. It on the immediate need for de- was unlike any movie that stigmatisation of mental I had seen — especially health In India. While dis- the guy-loves-girl-andcussing the new and upcom- wins-girl plots. This is ing field of performing arts the point at which I felt medicine, Apte shared her I wanted to do content experiences over the last year, that made people the benefits of psychotherapy ‘feel’ intensely,” and gradually being able to Apte said. —IANS trust her instincts and stand up for herself, irrespective of its consequences. The session was watched by over 9,000 users and UNCERTAINTY IS CERTAIN. lasted 30 minutes. BUT EMOTIONAL STABILITY, “Growing up, I IRRESPECTIVE OF PROFESSIONAL went to a Marathi medium school CERTAINTY OR UNCERTAINTY IS and my only expoMOST IMPORTANT. sure to cinema and RADHIKA APTE theatre was local. I ❝ c m y b thing and we thoroughly enjoyed the song.” This isn’t the first time Sunanda has teamed up with a Bollywood actor for a song. Her recent single, Pagal Nahi Hona, featured Sonu Sood. Both the actors entered the music scene with these videos. So, roping in a Bollywood actor is a new thought process, an experiment that seems to have worked. “When you see Hollywood songs, they collaborate with big artiste, so we thought let’s do it in Punjabi songs too as it will be a big thing for the Punjabi audience. With all the love that we have got for these songs, the formula is a hit.” Working with an actor is in music videos, enacting different parts, is Sunanda also considering being a full-time actor? She says, “My prime focus is singing. I want to polish myself as a singer and performer. When we do live shows, the imme- diate response and feedback that we get from the listeners, it is a high in itself and I want to be the best at it. So, my priority will always be singing but never say never! So, when it comes to acting, if there is a character driven script, like I played in Baarish Ki Jaaye, I will consider it.” Sunanda says the aim is to do something meaningful, which requires real effort and is away from the ordinary. That aim will translate into every project she takes up. And unlike many singers, she isn’t keen on being a part of reality shows. Her plate is full; she is prepping up for the release of her debut album. “I’ve done many singles and finally I have a full album for my fans that will be out sometime next month. There have been back-to-back songs, so just giving the needed gap,” she smiles. Basking in the glory of success, Sunanda says her mantra is hard work. “Nothing comes easy. When people love you, they recognise you and on your part it requires a lot dedication to live up to that image. I am doing just that!” WEBSOLUTE FUN One for the gangsters Make a note of shows set to premiere on OTT this week April 19: Godfather of Harlem S02 on Disney+ Hotstar Inspired by actual persons and events, Godfather of Harlem reimagines the story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson, who in the early 1960s returned from 10 years in prison to find the neighbourhood he once ruled in shambles. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy must take on the Genovese crime family to regain control. The cast includes Forest Whitaker, Lucy Fry and Nigel Thatch among others. GODFATHER OF HARLEM S02 April 19: Mare of Easttown on Disney+ Hotstar As her life crumbles around her, a small-town detective, Mare Sheehan (Kate Winslet), investigates a local murder. Starring Kate Winslet, Julianne Nicholson, Jean Smart, Angourie Rice and others, the series explores the dark side of a close community and provides an authentic examination of how family and past tragedies can define our present. COUPLES THERAPY April 19: Couple’s Therapy Season 2 on Voot Select Couples Therapy follows eight months of therapy sessions with Dr Guralnik as she deftly guides couples through honest confrontation with each other, revealing real-life struggles and extraordinary breakthroughs. The second season sheds an intimate light on at-home confinement after last year’s Covid-19 shutdown, forcing every couple – and Dr Guralnik herself – to examine profound changes within their daily lives. April 20: Mai Hero Boll Raha Hu on AltBalaji and Zee5 Popular TV actor Parth Samthaan makes his digital debut with this gangster dra- MARE OF EASTTOWN ma set in Mumbai of the ’90s. It also stars Patralekhaa, Arslan Goni and Chandan Roy Sanyal in pivotal roles. April 22: Searching for Sheela on Netflix Based on Ma Anand Sheela, who shot to fame with her documentary Wild Wild Country, this docu-film explores Sheela’s journey through India, her big homecoming, while reminiscing about her early life and looking forward to what’s next. It SEARCHING FOR SHEELA digs deeper in search of Sheela’s true self, her life, and perspective. April 23: Kathmandu Connection on SonyLIV The series revolves around three parallel investigations—a murdered officer, a kidnapper hotelier and a journalist being stalked. As the story progresses, the viewers will get a glimpse into the lives of the characters. It stars Anurag Arora, Gopal Datt, Zakir Hussain and others.
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