01052021-LSTL-01.qxd 4/30/2021 11:16 PM Page 1 c m y b GOODBYE ‘SHOOTER DADI’ Chandro Tomar aka Shooter Dadi passed away on April 30 after being infected with Covid-19. She was 89. Chandra Tomar inspired the movie Saand Ki Aankh and is believed to be the oldest sharp shooter in the world. TRIBUNE Reach out Amid the current Covid crisis, John Abraham has decided to let NGOs helping out on the field take over his social media handle to reach a wider audience. LUDHIANA | SATURDAY | 1 MAY 2021 A jab in time saves nine… As the country gets sucked into the Covid crisis, celebrities register themselves for vaccine Sheetal T HE second wave of Covid has made it clear that the virus does not differentiate between the old and the young. Thus, making vaccination our best shot to fight the pandemic—a preventive measure better than the cure that hasn’t been discovered yet. Here we look at celebrities who got vaccinated to set a precedent or have registered themselves to wait for their first jab. BUSTING THE MYTH Surya Sharma, ACTOR I have registered myself on cowin.gov.in on April 28. Now, I am just waiting for the DELNAAZ IRANI scheduling to appear. The situation is critical and there’s one way to survive it, vaccination. There are people who believe that the vaccine will give them fever or it can also cause Covid, which is not true. I SAAHIL UPPAL have ensured that those around me, like three of my house-help, should get vaccinated and registered them too while doing it for myself. IGNORE THE PITFALLS Kamalpreet Singh, ACTOR I am in favour of the vaccine and will register for it in a day or two. I know it is not the cure but it still acts as a shield. My parents have got it. Yes, there were reactions to the vaccine, like fever and headache, but it all seem nothing in front of all the are sufferings. DELAY NO FURTHER Aniruddh Dave PRIYAMVADA KANT & ANIRUDDH DAVE I am taking all necessary precautions, but you never know POONAM SOOD when you might contract the virus. That’s why to get vaccinated is important. Also, we need to take both the doses as directed and then after two weeks, antibodies start forming in the body. So, we should not delay and get ourselves registered for the vaccine. AVOID CHAOS Saahil Uppal, ACTOR Many places have reported shortage of vaccines and people have to go back home without getting their shots. So, I think we need to make sure that we have enough doses or else it might lead to an unwanted chaos. Everyone wants to beat the virus and hopefully we all will be able to if we behave responsi- KAMALPREET SINGH bly and wait for our turn to get vaccinated. IT’S NOT THE CURE! Priyamvada Kant, ACTOR Even with proper precautions people are still contracting the virus. I understand that vaccination does not guarantee 100 per cent safety, but it will at least give us some protection from the severity of the disease. Having said that, I feel people shouldn’t feel that once vaccinated they can live the way they want. They should still continue taking all precautions. DON’T THINK TWICE Delnaaz Irani, ACTOR There’s no reason for people to think twice on getting vac- AND THAT’S HOW IT’S DONE! Celebs of the likes of SonuSood, Malaika Arora, Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, Anil Kapoor and Rohit Shetty took to their social media to share their pictures of getting vaccinated with the followers to encourage them to do the needful. While Madhuri had a message to share, “Got my second jab today. I urge everyone to get vaccinated as soon as it’s available to you. #StayHomeStaySafe, Anil Kapoor posted a picture of him getting the vaccine with a caption, “Done with the second dose.” SANJAY DUTT SURYA SHARMA cinated. Now that everyone above 18 is allowed to take both the doses, just get over with it at the earliest. This will also help us bringing down the pressure faced by almost all the industries in terms of logistics, manpower and other aspects. I myself will be taking the vaccine. ROHIT SHETTY ANIL KAPOOR REGISTERED AND WAITING Poonam Sood, ACTOR Amid this pandemic, it is our duty as a responsible citizen to get ourselves vaccinated. It is my request to not give in to myths and misconceptions circulating about this vaccination. I registered on Friday morning and now will wait for the message from the official site to get vaccinated. SONU SOOD MADHURI DIXIT MALAIKA ARORA In the line #IstandwithSiddharth Randhir Kapoor of duty... trends nationwide hospitalised Huma Qureshi shares first look of her Hollywood project Huma Qureshi took to her social media on Thursday and unveiled her character poster from Zack Snyder’s Army Of The Dead. The actress plays the role of a mother named Geeta in the film. She also shared a note about the current Covid-19 condition in the country. Along with the motion poster, Huma posted a note, expressing her concern about the rising Covid-19 cases in the country and how people are struggling to find medical care. She wrote that she is extremely saddened to hear about the pain of people affected by the pandemic, however, she has to fulfil her work commitments and therefore shared the poster. Her statement reads, “My heart bleeds as my country and my fellow Indians fight personal loss, hurt, pain and devastation every day because of the Covid-19 pandemic. I stand alongside them in sharing every bit of it with them. With a heavy heart, however, in keeping with my duties as a professional, I share my work for all of you to view. Army Of The Dead, the Zack Snyder film I shot through 2019. Releasing on May 14 in select theatres and May 21 on Netflix.” Rang De Basanti actor Siddharth has always been vocal about issues. Given the current Covid-19 crisis in India, the government has been at the receiving end as people are furious at the unpreparedness of the system. Siddharth has been calling out the government. And now, the actor has shared that he has been getting rape and death threats over his standing in the matter. He also shared a few examples of the kinds of messages he has been receiving. members of TN BJP and @BJPtnITcell Over 500 calls of abuse, rape and death threats to me & family for over 24 hrs. All numbers recorded (with BJP links and DPs) and handing over to police. I will not shut up. Keep trying.” On reading this, users were quick to respond and support Siddharth as #IstandwithSiddharth started trending on social media. The actor later shared another tweet thanking fans for the support and aled that he read the Taking to his Twitter, Sid- reve phone tweets to his mother to reas dharth wrote, “My . her number was leaked by sure Veteran actor Randhir Kapoor was admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Hospital on Thursday evening after he tested positive for Covid-19. Confirming the news, Dr Santosh Shetty, who is the CEO and executive director of the hospital, issued a statement on Friday that read, “Veteran actor Shri Randhir Kapoor is admitted to Kokilaben Ambani Hospital Mumbai for Covid-19 treatment last night. His condition remains stable.” The 74-year-old actor unfortunately missed the prayer meet that was kept Aly Goni tests negative for Covid-19 ‘I’m not thrilled’ Bigg Boss 14 contestant and actor Aly Goni has tested negative for Covd-19 and is feeling better now. Aly tweeted the news on Friday evening, and urged everyone to get themselves tested if they have symptoms. “Tests are negative and I m feeling better now thank you so much everyone love you all and please take care koi bhi symptoms ho seedha test karado (Get yourself tested if you have any symptoms) take care of ur self and your family,” Aly wrote. Last month, Aly collaborated with girlfriend Jasmin Bhasin and singer Tony Kakkar for song titled Tera Suit.—IANS Actor George Clooney turns 60 on May 6 but the idea does not make him very happy. “As far as turning 60, listen, I’m not thrilled with it but it’s better than dead. So I’ll take it. I got two options,” Clooney said. Clooney and his wife Amal have three-year-old twins — Ella and Alexander — and the couple is already teaching the little ones to be charitable. “Well, you try (to instill charitable values). They’re not quite four yet so they don’t (understand). My kids will always say, they’ll pick up a toy and they’ll go, ‘This is for the poor people’,” said Clooney, reports femalefirst.co.uk. “I go, ‘Good. OK, so let’s put it in the basket and we’ll take it to the poor people.’ And then there’s this shock on their face when reality hits,” the actor added while MUCH EVERYONE AND ❝ THANK YOU SOOF YOURSELF AND LOVE YOU ALL KOI BHI PLEASE TAKE CARE YOUR FAMILY. SYMPTOMS HO SEEDHA TEST KARA LO. c m y b George Clooney on turning 60 speaking to Entertainment Tonight. Clooney said: “But I hope so. My parents always taught me that the best things you could do (is) challenge people in power and look out for people who aren’t in power and those kinds of things.” He is a director of the Motion Picture and Television Fund, which was founded in 1921 and offers care and assistance to those of the industry and their families financial assistance, case management and even residential living at the Wasserman Campus in Los Angeles. Clooney loves taking his wife to visit the facility. —IANS by Kapoor family on Friday (April 30) for Rishi Kapoor’s first death anniversary. Randhir, who had already taken his both doses of Covid vaccine, says he has no clue how he got the infection. Not just the actor, his entire staff of five members too have tested positive for coronavirus. Meanwhile, Randhir recently celebrated wife Babita’s birthday. His both daughters, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Karisma Kapoor were also a part of this celebration. All of them have tested negative for the virus. Filmmaker KV Anand no more Renowned South Indian filmmaker and cinematographer KV Anand passed away in Chennai after suffering a stroke. The 54year-old was known for his Tamil films like Ayan, Maattrraan, Kaappaan, among others. Reportedly, Anand had tested positive for Covid19 couple of weeks back along with his wife and daughter and he had then developed breathlessness and chest pain. The filmmaker has done cinematography for films like The Legend of Bhagat Singh, Josh, Nayak: The Real Hero, Khakee and others. He received a National Film K.V. ANAND (1966 –2021) Award for Best Cinematographer in the year 1994 for his work in the Malayalam movie Thenmavin Kombath, starring Mohanlal and Shobana in the lead roles. As soon as the news broke, members of the film industry paid tributes to him on social media. Actors including Allu Arjun, Prithviraj, Mohanlal, Tamannaah Bhatia, Rajinikanth and others penned their condolences to KV Anand.
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