02052021-LSTC-01.qxd 5/1/2021 11:14 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Being host Singer Nick Jonas will be hosting the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, scheduled to take place on May 23. For the past three years, Kelly Clarkson has been hosting the award show. CHANDIGARH | SUNDAY | 2 MAY 2021 RIP, Bikramjeet Actor Bikramjeet Kanwarpal succumbs to Covid-19 Popular film and TV actor Bikramjeet Kanwarpal passed away on Friday (April 30) due to Covid-19 complications. He was 52. A retired Army officer, Kanwarpal had played supporting roles in several films, shows and web series. He starred alongside Anil Kapoor in the TV series 24 and has been a part of films like Page 3, Corporate, Rocket Singh: Salesman of The Year, Aarakshan, Murder 2, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Chance Pe Dance, 2 States, Zanjeer, and TV series like Mere Rang Mein Rangne Waali, Siyasat, as also web series Special OPS. Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt, with whom Bikramjeet had worked in Creature 3D and Horror Story, shared the sad news on social media. Sharing a photo of the late actor, Bhatt wrote on Instagram, “Major Bikramjeet Kanwarpal passes away. Taken from us by the cruel pandemic. I have done a lot of films with him and this doesn’t get closer home. The days are turning into one long obituary and yet each life that we lose cannot be just a number. We cannot allow it to become a number. Each a special friend. May his soul rest in peace.” Many celebs including Manoj Bajpayee, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Richa Chadha, Rajeev Khandelwal, Rohit Roy, Gurmeet Choudhary, among others, paid tributes to the late actor on their respective twitter handles. The lessons for life... Gurnaaz Kaur T HINGS are going from bad to worse. Over a year since we first went under lockdown to control the spread of Covid-19 and the fight continues! The need for preparedness has grown like never before. There have been several life lessons that this difficult phase has taught us. We reached out to celebs to ask what the pandemic has taught them. As the second wave of Covid surges, celebs share their greatest learning from the pandemic and how to cope in the future MALVI MALHOTRA EMPATHY & COMPASSION PRANUTAN BAHL The learning that has been most relevant in the past one year is that you need to have empathy and compassion not only for the people you live with, but also for society at large. Covid is spreading due to irresponsible behaviour; if you just wear a mask and keep social distancing in mind, you can literally save a life. I was recently shooting in Chandigarh and visited an open-air market to pick up some dupattas for my mom and myself; there was a lady out there without a mask and the shopkeeper just snapped at her, ‘Madam please apna mask upar keejiye, nahi toh yahan pe mat aayiye’. I thought that was fantastic discipline. MIND CONTROL ABHISHEK KHAN I got Covid last year. It did take a toll on me as my whole Aniruddh Dilaik also in ICU ... actress Rubina FREDDY DARUWALA family was infected, except my mother. We figured how it can restrict you as a person in so many ways. But what kept us going was meditation. It helped us stay calm. We also made sure to avoid all the negativity that was floating on social media. Being able to control the mind was the biggest learning. I feel giving priority to your mental health is of utmost importance. STAY AT HOME SARAH JANE DIAS My learning is that you can never take life for granted. Ideally, we should have been more careful with wearing masks and social distancing because everyone knew that there is an imminent second wave. Let’s be more considerate towards each other. To be able to get past this, the least we can do is stay at home and therefore lessen the burden on our medical system. SARAH JANE DIAS PRANUTAN BAHL VALUE OF MONEY FREDDY DARUWALA FOLLOW A ROUTINE MALVI MALHOTRA I personally feel the current situation has exposed the loopholes in our system. We Indians are emotionally very strong and helpful. What works for me is to remember that each of my actions will have a reaction, so I don’t put my family, society and ecosystem’s health at risk. I’ve also learnt that as an individual one must understand the value of money and other resources, and not waste them. This second wave is extremely dangerous. Apart from taking all the precautions, we have to stop panicking. When we panic, our immunity reduces. Before the pandemic, it was all about work and no routine, but I understood the importance of good sleep and how it boosts our immunity. I think, it is high time we gave importance to our routine. BEING CAUTIOUS PAYAL GOSH One way to look at this time is to find endless faults in the system and the other is to be on the watch for your own health. These are little things, but I’ve made them a part of my daily routine. Washing hands, sanitising everything that comes from outside and taking regular steam. It helps. STICK TO RULES SOUNDARYA SHARMA The times are challenging and unprecedented. We should all follow the rules. They are there for a reason. The sab chalta hai attitude needs to end; that’s the least we can do. SPARE A THOUGHT ALANKRITA SAHAI This is war, in case we have not paid keen attention! We are living in an age of mindboggling prosperity and abundance, yet there are clusters of millions of starving children and sick people. This pandemic has removed all the gaps. We must share and we must serve, and we cannot live in our oasis of luxury, indifferent to the heart-breaking misery and death all around us. Being human and becoming humane is the only option for us all, no matter who or what or where or how we live. LOVE & CARE NIKITA RAWAL It is all very scary. I have lost so many dear ones due to Covid and it’s just getting worse. No money or fame is going to save lives. Kindness is the key. My understanding is that we should stop being selfish, and think of ways to spread love and care to make it through this time. ‘Remember, we fought for air’ tests Covid-positive Aniruddh Dave, who is known for his role in TV show Patiala Babes, had tested positive for Coronavirus a few days back. The actor had informed the same via his social media accounts and stated that he had undergone isolation. However, as per the latest update, Aniruddh has been shifted to the ICU. Sharing details, Anirudh’s close friend, Ajay Singh Chaudhary informs, “Aniruddh was shooting in Bhopal when he tested positive. He decided to stay back instead of flying to Mumbai and undergoing treatment here. But his recent reports suggest that his infection is more than normal, so he has been shifted to ICU.” Meanwhile, on other hand, winner of Bigg Boss 14, Rubina Dilaik has also tested positive for Covid-19. The actress shared the news with fans on social media and wrote, “I always look out for the silver lining. I will be now be eligible for donating plasma after a month. Tested positive! Home quarantined for 17 days...!” ALANKRITA SAHAY SOUNDARYA SHARMA VARUN DHAWAN Varun Dhawan has been someone who likes to speak his mind. The actor recently returned from Arunachal Pradesh where he wrapped a schedule for his movie Bhediya with Kriti Sanon. Prior to that, Varun recovered from Covid19 and was seen sharing his routine that helped him recover from it. As India is currently going through the worst Covid crisis globally, the actor has shared a post, which he captioned as, “We are all in this together.” Further, he wrote, “If we all survive this, as I hope we shall, remember that when it came down to it, we didn’t fight for land or weapons or house or jewellery. We didn’t fight for concert tickets or fancy designations or religions or politics. We didn’t fight for shares in a company or a seat at a table. We didn’t fight for business class tickets or the keys to a house by the beach. When all this is over... Remember, we fought for air.” Branching out Actress Kangana Ranaut to make digital debut as producer Kangana Ranaut is all set to make her digital debut as a producer with the upcoming film Tiku Weds Sheru, a love story and a satire. Kangana dived into web space with her production house Manikarnika Films, and launched its logo on Saturday. For the caption, she wrote, “Launching the logo of @manikarnikafp with the announcement of our debut in digital space… With a quirky love story Tiku weds Sheru .... Need your blessings.” c m y b Talking about the project, Kangana said, “With Tiku Weds Sheru, Manikarnika Films is venturing into digital space. It’s a love story and a satire with dark humour. In digital space, we will do more edgy, newage and niche content. We will also launch new talent and take risks with new concepts. We feel the digital audience is slightly more evolved than the regular cinema-going audience.” More details are yet to be revealed. NIKITA RAWAL
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