28042021-LSTL-01.qxd 27-04-2021 23:30 Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Hospitalised After Pooja Hegde and filmmaker Guneet Monga, now veteran actor Kumud Mishra has tested positive for Covid-19. He was rushed to hospital on Monday. LUDHIANA | WEDNESDAY | 28 APRIL 2021 As the second wave of Covid-19 surges relentlessly, celebs spread positive vibes online Standing for humanity PRREIT KAMAL Shilpa Shetty Ayushmann Khurrana and Tahira contribute towards Covid-19 relief Ayushmann Khurrana and his wife Tahira Kashyap have come forward to contribute to the Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to help aid people crippled by the Covid-19 pandemic in the state. Ayushmann and Tahira uploaded a note on social media thanking, each and every Indian who has constantly inspired the couple to contribute more towards helping people ravaged by the crisis. They said in the joint statement, “We have been in the eye of the storm since last year. This pandemic has broken our PEOPLE HAVE STEPPED hearts, made us endure FORWARD TO DO AS pain and suffering like MUCH AS POSSIBLE never before, showed us FOR EACH OTHER, AND how solidarity with one another can make us hanTAHIRA AND I THANK dle this humanitarian criEACH AND EVERY sis. Today, again, this panINDIVIDUAL WHO HAS demic asks us to show fortitude, resilience and INSPIRED US TO mutual support.” DO MORE. The couple added, “People, across India, have stepped forward to do as much as possible for each other, and Tahira and I thank each and every individual who has inspired us to do more. We have been constantly doing our bit to help as many people as possible and have now contributed to the Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund in this hour of need.” Ayushmann and Tahira requested more and more Indians to come forward to help aid people in need. They said, “This is the time when we should come together as a community and care for each other. People need as much help as possible and we can all look to do our bit as we deem fit.” ❝ VIR DAS VINEET KUMAR DEBINA BONNERJEE Let there be hope Sheetal Here’s a look. The Covid situation is grim as of now and celebrities too have been adversely affected. They are struggling to find the right words to keep themselves and their fans motivated. Yet, a few among them are spreading positive vibes. Circle of hope Shilpa Shetty, who usually shares information with her followers on how to stay fit and healthy, posted a video on Monday in which she says, “We are experiencing inexplicable pain from all that is happening around us and all of us are expressing it very differently. I just want to express my heartfelt grati- MALAIKA ARORA AND ALIA BHATT tude through this platform to all the people who are going out there and trying to help… Together we can and will get through this.” Malaika Arora too shared some breathing exercises with her followers, which helped her stay healthy when she was down with Covid-19. “Let’s do something different starting today. Let us ‘break the chain’ of the virus & ‘build the chain’ of love and kindness from home,” was her message, as she promotes her Sarva Yoga Studio app, which helps people learn yoga from the confines of their homes. Alia Bhatt, after recovering from Covid, has reached out to people too. In an Instagram post, she wrote, “It is a time of great uncertainty…We are limited in terms of what we can do for infrastructure. But we can do our bit to identify and amplify relevant information. I am happy to be working along with Faye D’Souza… And both of us will amplify in whatever ways we can. We hope this helps. Take Care. Stay Safe. #CircleOfHope” In good humour Comedian Abish Mathew on Tuesday evening wrote a relatable post, ‘The emoji (emoticon) we need right now is not a sad face, but that of a silent hug.’ Vir Das too had a message for his followers a week ago: “There are a lot of people falling sick in our country right now…wishing you strength, health, safety, and light.” Nothing is permanent Actor Vineet Kumar, known for his movie Mukkabaaz, believes nothing is permanent. He says, “It is a tough time for everyone. And as much as this is true, we all know time doesn’t stay still. Every day the problem will look less complex, if we look at Oxygen cylinders or hospital beds, which were in scarcity a week ago, today with the help of volunteers the problem has become smaller! It is not just physical, but a mental fight now. So, keep encouraging people around you.” Duck the wave Debina Bonnerjee, who donated her plasma the TARANJIT KAUR moment she recovered from Covid-19, looks at the ‘second wave’ as a tidal wave, so the best solution is to duck. “We need to stay still and let the wave pass. Also, the more you panic, the more the situation will go out of control, especially if you are taking care of a Covid patient. The body follows what our mind thinks, so be mentally strong.” Let’s pray Actress Daisy Shah says, “Apart from the doctors and health workers, prayer is our only hope. I personally feel it can work miracles. Have hope, faith and stay strong. The biggest responsibility we have right now is to show compassion towards one another. Be helpful in these trying times and you will see we will all emerge successful in our fight at the end of the day.” Different angle Actress Prreit Kamal says, “I find peace in the fact that a year ago, we had no clue about the virus as there was no research available, and thus no vaccination. If we have come this far, then there is sure a plan to eradicate it in near future.” Actress and poet Taranjit Kaur adds, “We all need to extend ourselves and put ourselves to use. I would suggest talking and helping others in need.” Paying tributes Wedding bells Subhash Ghai mourns the demise of editor Waman Bhonsle Actors-comedians Sugandha Mishra and Sanket Bhosale tied the knot in Jalandhar on Monday. Pictures of the newlyweds have been doing the rounds on social media. In one of the pictures, we can see Sugandha and Sanket sitting on a couch as they pose for a photograph with a guest. Dressed in a yellow off-shoulder blouse, paired with a pink lehenga, voluminous hair and a neck piece, Sugandha looks absolutely gorgeous in her wedding outfit. On the other hand, Sanket looks dapper in a white and yellow outfit. The couple had announced their engagement earlier this month. Earlier, during an interaction, Sugandha had spoken about how excited she was to wear a 10-kg lehenga for her wed- Bollywood’s veteran editor lam, and many more. Waman Bhonsle passed away He was honoured with on Monday (April 26) in National Film Award for Best Mumbai due to age-related Editing for the movie Inkaar issues. He was 87. Confirm- in 1978. He had also received ing Waman’s demise, Best Editing award for his nephew Dinesh Saudagar and was Bhonsle said he even honoured had diabetes for by FTII for his many years, and contribution to in the last one Indian cinema. year had also As soon as the started losing his news broke, memory. He was WAMAN BHONSLE many celebs took not able to walk to Twitter to pay tribaround much either and utes. Subhash Ghai wrote, had stopped eating in the “RIP Waman Bhonsle Sir, a last four-five days. Waman genius film editor in my first had worked as editor for film Kalicharan; remained several movies, including the editor teacher in all my Aandhi, Karz, Mr. India, films till Khalnayak and Saudagar, Ram Lakhan, inspired me to edit my film Agneepath, Saudagar, Ghu- Taal… A great teacher...” Mus c to the ear BTSto release their next single Butteron May 21 ‘I’m a pretty calculated person’ MICHAEL B. JORDAN Hollywood heartthrob Michael B. Jordan tells you choosing the right script is like choosing the right move in a game of chess. Self-confessedly ‘a pretty calculated person’, Jordan’s game plan has clearly clicked so far. Over the past decade, he has balanced Oscar Grant, the Black victim of police atrocity in Fruitvale Station, with the sporting hero of Creed and comic-book supervillain Erik Killmonger in Black Panther. Off screen, he was voted Sexiest Man Alive last year by People. Jordan’s new film, Without Remorse, takes him into Tom Clancy’s high-octane zone of espionage and militaryops. — IANS The 21st-century pop icons BTS will release their new single Butter on May 21, 2021. Butter is a dance-pop track brimming with the smooth yet charismatic charm of BTS. This song is the second English single, following Dynamite, released in August last year. Most recently, BTS became the first Korean pop group to be nominated at the Grammy Awards for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. They have also earned a nod for this year’s BRIT Awards for International Group. ❝ BTS IS THE FIRST KOREAN POP GROUP TO BE NOMINATED AT THE GRAMMY AWARDS FOR BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE. BTS, an acronym of Bang Tan Sonyeondan or ‘Beyond the Scene’ is a South Korean group that has been capturing the hearts of millions of fans globally since its debut in June 2013. The members of BTS are RM, Jin, SUGA, jhope, Jimin, V and Jung , Kook. BTS released their album BE (Deluxe Edition) on November 20, 2020, which debuted at number 1 on Billboard 2020, with their title track Life Goes On earning number 1 spot on Hot 100 on Billboard charts. They earned their third number 1 on the Hot 100 chart and first with a Korean song. Their song Dynamite was the top-selling digital song of 2020 in the US with over 1.26 million downloads. ding. To quote her, “I have done most of my wedding shopping online and you won’t believe that I had started the preparations for my wedding attire from December. It doesn’t matter if the marriage is happening with just 20 people… I always wanted to wear a 10kg lehenga. I can marry online also, but I have to wear a 10-kg lehenga.” Mumbai Sagaout on OTT Amazon Prime Video has announced the digital release of action-drama Mumbai Saga. The film can now be streamed on the OTT platform. Directed by Sanjay Gupta, the film JOHN ABRAHAM c m y b Sugandha Mishra ties the knot with Sanket Bhosale features John Abraham and Emraan Hashmi in the lead roles, alongside Mahesh Manjrekar, Kajal Aggarwal, Suniel Shetty, Prateik Babbar, Rohit Roy, Amole Gupte and others. Says John Abraham, “The movie released in cinema halls in March and I am delighted with the response from fans who watched the movie. Mumbai Saga is my third project with Sanjay Gupta.”
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