24042021-LSTL-01.qxd 23-04-2021 23:46 Page 1 c m y b AMIT MISTRY PASSES AWAY Amit Mistry, who was popularly known for his work in films as well as TV shows, passed away on April 23. He was 47. The actor suffered a cardiac arrest. Confirming the news, his manager Maharshi Desai said, “He was well and didn’t even complain of any health issue.” TRIBUNE New role Manushi Chhillar has been roped in by UNICEF to raise awareness for immunization of children. She will be leading World Immunization Week (April 24-30). LUDHIANA | SATURDAY | 24 APRIL 2021 Shravan Rathod, of Nadeem-Shravan duo, who gave music for popular films like Aashiqui & Pardes, dies of Covid -19 O NE of the biggest contributors to the chart-busters of the nineties, Shravan Rathod of music director duo NadeemShravan, breathed his last on Thursday. Suffering from Covid-19, he died fighting the disease and was 66. While Bollywood sends its heartfelt condolences to fans, family and friends, it also takes us back to their breakthrough album for the movie Aashiqui (1990), after which the melodies never stopped making sense to the music lovers. Not just filling in for good music, the dynamic duo is also credited for popularising India’s leading music label T-Series at that time as Aashiqui is the best-selling album of Bollywood music of all times. From Sanson Ki Jarurat Hai Jaise in Aashiqui to Saajan, for which he won the Filmare Award for Best Music Director, many of his fans shared the album covers of his hits on social media to pay tributes. FROM THE MUSIC INDUSTRY Respect & prayers Our music community and your fans will miss you immensely #ShravanRathod ji. Rest in peace. Respect and prayers. -A.R. Rahman Another blow to the music world AASHIQUI SADAK DIL HAI KE MANTA NAHIN being and one of the biggest composers of our music industry. Another huge loss in this pandemic. God give strength to the bereaved family. Rest in peace. -Shreya Ghoshal Best in T-Series SHRAVAN RATHOD (1954--2021) WERE PLANNING A GRAND COMEBACK: NADEEM Speaking from London, Shravan’s senior partner Nadeem Saifi said, “The news of Shannu’s death has left me devastated. For a grand comeback, we were planning a world tour, since last year…but destiny had something else in store for me. It has suddenly crushed our dreams ..forever.” —IANS the family. Rip #shravanrathod Ji -Kumar Sanu ular songs. They had their own era! -Vishal Dadlani It’s heartbreaking He had an era Shocking news Heartbreaking news about my very dear friend Shravanji....I have no words!! May God give strength to That’s terrible news! #ShravanRathod ji will live on through the music. NadeemShravan didn’t just have pop- Shocked to hear the news of Shravan ji (of Nadeem Shravan) passing away. A genuine humble human Sad news about our music composer Shravan Rathod of Nadeem-Shravan fame died on Thursday evening of Covid 19. #ShravanRathod. He is the best in T-series, Filmfare Awards for the best music of Bollywood, film score and more. May his soul rest in peace. -Sukhwinder Singh RIP sir Rest in peace #ShravanRathod sir.. I can’t believe you’re gone. It was just last month when I was sitting next to you at the Mirchi music awards event. Totally shattered… at a loss of words. my sincere condolences to his entire family. -Armaan Malik A loving soul Extremely saddened by the tragic news of legendary music composer Shravan ji’s (of Nadeem/Shravan fame) demise... He was not just an incredible composer but also possessed an ever-loving soul & a beautiful heart. May he rest in peace. -Adnan Sami Numb with sadness Saddened to know that Shravanji of Nadeem Shravan has passed away. Feeling numb. When will this nightmare get over. My deepest condolences to his family. -Pritam BOLLYWOOD MOURNS The sad truth “Very sad to know about the passing of music composer Shravan. Nadeem-Shravan created magic for many films in 90s and later, including Dhadkan that has remained legendary in my career. Deepest condolences to his family.” -Akshay Kumar Long journey together Shravan (and Nadeem) walked 30 years alongside me in my career with the evergreen album for Phool Aur Kaante. Very sad, very unfortunate to hear of his demise last night. Condolences to his family. #Shravan -Ajay Devgn Lambi judaai “Deeply pained to hear of the demise of music director Shravan. Have wonderful memories of working with him for the music of Judaai & Sirf Tum. My Ordinary girl, extraordinary journey Acclaimed filmmaker Rahul Mittra to make series on Osho’s first secretary Ma Laxmi ❝ GROWING UP, I WAS A HUGE FAN OF BATMAN AND IDOLISED HIM FOR WHAT HE STOOD FOR. THE BATMAN NOLAN FRANCHISE IS MY ALL-TIME FAVOURITE. Dreaming big Aadar Jain wishes to be a part of superhero universe Aadar Jain, who was recently seen in Hello Charlie, wishes to be a part of a superhero franchise. He says that as an artiste, he would love to enthral children with his films and being a superhero will enable him to do so. Aadar says, “I would love to be a part of a superhero project. Growing up, I was a huge fan of Batman and idolised him for what he stood for. The Batman Nolan franchise is my alltime favourite.” Aadar has always been a comic book fanboy. He says, “I have marvelled at the superheroes all my life as they are true spectacles for audiences and I have this long-standing wish to be a part of a superhero universe.” He adds, “I think I’m trying to manifest this dream to become a reality and I would be over the moon if this ever happens. As an actor, I like doing projects that appeal to kids and families and I hope that this dream of mine becomes a reality.” Award-winning filmmaker Rahul Mittra is all set to make a mega series on Ma Yoga Laxmi. He has acquired the rights of British author Rashid Maxwell’s best seller book The Only Life: Osho, Laxmi and a Journey of the Heart on Bhagwan Rajneesh’s first secretary who was upstaged by her own controversial protégé Ma Sheela and later ostracized and banished. Rahul Mittra Films & Jar Pictures will produce these series to be directed by Ranjan Chandel along with Oshoworld Foundation & Sanjay Grover as co- RAHUL MITTRA (RIGHT) producers. The Only Life is a story of an ordinary girl who blazed a path for herself and oth- ers, leading to an unprecedented international movement which grew around Osho in the 1970s and 80s, proven track record, I am sure full justice shall be done to this sensitive subject which has important consequences for society as a whole,” said Rashid Maxwell from England. “As a filmmaker I have always tried to look out for good content. Ma Laxmi’s story is what I want to tell and what the world needs to know. I want people to know that for Ma Laxmi, Osho was her only life. Even when her own protégé Sheela usurped her position, Laxmi’s devotion to her master was total and absolute.” said Rahul Mittra. Neha Kakkar out to lose lockdown kilos Rising to the occasion Last year, during the lockdown, Salman Khan had come forward to help the less privileged. From distributing ration packets to the needy to helping the frontline workers with food packets, Salman Khan’s team had left no stone unturned to help as many people as possible. While the country has been hit with the second wave of Covid-19, Maharashtra has been put under a lockdown yet again with only a fourhour window (7am to 11am) for essentials like groceries. Considering the need of the hour, Salman along with Yuva Sena leader Rahul Kanal has decided to revive his last year’s food donation drive. With a 15-day plan charted out so far, Salman and his team will be providing the frontline workers with food packets. Rahul said that Salman had ensured that the food packets were rolled out. one that Laxmi was at the helm of, before a narrative full of pathos was unfolded, where her manipulative protégé Ma Anand Sheela usurped her place. Heartbroken, ostracised and later banished, it led to Laxmi’s isolation and seeking to rediscover herself by choosing devotion for her master over despair. “The vision and work of Osho and its revolutionary effect on Laxmi and his people needs to be widely understood. I am particularly excited that this project is being helmed by Rahul Mittra Films & Jar Pictures and given their Salman Khan revives his food donation drive Tabassum rubbishes death rumours Veteran actress and host Tabassum, who is popularly known for her show Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan, had tested positive for Covid-19 few weeks back. She has fully recovered from the deadly virus and is back home now. However, reports of her demise started circulating on social media. Talking to her social media handle on Friday, Tabassum squashed all those reports and assured fans that she was hale and hearty. The actress also requested her followers to stay home and stay safe. c m y b NEHA KAKKAR WITH HUBBY ROHANPREET Popular singer Neha Kakkar on Friday revealed how she keeps up with workout sessions and keeps the lockdown weight in check. Neha posted a video on Instagram, where she is seen working out. She is also seen doing half push-ups. “Time to loose those Kilos that I’ve put on During Lockdown! Let’s see if I’m able to #NehuDiaries #NehaKakkar#ReelItFeelIt #GirlsLikeYou,” Neha wrote alongside the video. On the work front, Neha has had a series of Bollywood hit songs over the recent past including Aankh Marey, Dilbar, O Saki Saki and Garmi. Her latest non-film music video is Majaneya, starring telly-couple Rubina Dilaik and Abhinav Shukla. —IANS PARDES heartfelt condolences to the family. RIP” -Boney Kapoor His music will live on Very sad to hear of the passing of Shravan ji. His music will live on forever. Deepest condolences to his family. #ShravanRathod #NadeemShravan -Abhishek Bachchan Timeless melodies Heartbroken to hear about #ShravanRathod’s passing this morning. Your name will live on forever through your timeless melodies. Thank you for your music & for being a part of my journey with Saajan, Raja & more films. My deepest condolences to the family & friends in grief. -Madhuri Dixit Nene —Sheetal ‘Why divide music?’ Singer Sunidhi Chauhan established her brand name with numerous Bollywood hits, and she feels people need to stop dividing music into Bollywood music and independent music. Sunidhi returns to the world of independent music with Ye Ranjishein 20 years after her last solo release — the 2001 track Pehla Nasha. Asked if the sudden boom in release of Independence music is a result of fewer Bollywood films releasing, Sunidhi has a different way to look at the situation. “Why are we demarcating music? Music is still coming. Film music might not be coming but still there is music everywhere,” she says. Once film business revives after Covid cases reduce would it pose a threat to independent musicians? “When business will be back and film music will be back, it will have no connection with single releases. Music that is good will work, be it film music or not. When films were releasing regularly and there was no lockdown, even then single tracks were working,” she replies. —IANS Sunidhi Chauhan doesn’t like to segregate independent and film music
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