03052021-LSTC-01.qxd 5/2/2021 11:33 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Name game British actress Keira Knightley, noted for her roles in period dramas, will adopt her husband, musician James Righton’s, surname. The two have been married for eight years. IANS CHANDIGARH | MONDAY | 3 MAY 2021 Aamir Khan in Ladakh … to shoot action sequences for Laal Singh Chaddha A salute to their spirit In these troubled times, celebs from B-town are helping out in their own special ways T Aamir Khan reached Ladakh on Sunday to shoot the action sequences of his upcoming film Laal Singh Chaddha. A few pictures and videos of the actor have gone viral, where he is seen doing a recce of various locations in Kargil. Aamir was seen wearing a blue denim jacket with a white undershirt and dark blue pants. With his mask on, he was surrounded by his crew in Covid-protection suits. Aamir walked with an entourage of security men as he greeted his fans on the way. According to reports, Aamir’s Ladakh schedule is likely to be 45-day-long, as the actor is set to film action scenes for the movie. Naga Chaitanya, who has replaced Vijay Sethupati in the film, will also be joining the crew. Laal Singh Chadha is the Hindi remake of Tom Hanks-starrer Hollywood movie Forrest Gump. Aamir Khan will be seen playing the titular role with Kareena Kapoor Khan as his leading lady. The movie was slated for a Christmas release this year, but there has been a lag in schedules due to the current situation. HE nation is going through a crisis, but celebrities from Btown are standing up and extending a helping hand. What started from providing valuable information on social media handles, has now reached a point where they are actually putting their life on the line to help out those in dire need. We take a look… SALMAN KHAN’S FOOD TRUCK Ambulance driver On the road for some time now, Kannada actor Arjun Gowda has turned an ambulance driver as he helps Covid patients in Bengaluru. Gowda’s last social media post was a black and white image of him taking out a body from his ambulance for last rites. Earlier he had shared, “I have taken all necessary precautions and also training... Am overwhelmed by your wishes, this means a lot to me. It’s my honour to serve the people of Karnataka. Jai Bhuvaneshwari.” Makeshift hospitals Director Raaj Shaandilyaa has turned his Mumbai office into a makeshift Covid facility, due to the shortage of beds in hospitals and the rising number of cases. He took to Twitter and wrote in Hindi, which translates into, “I am Olympia Dukakis passes away Was a winner of the Oscar award in the Best Supporting Actress category for Moonstruck Actress Olympia Dukakis passed away on Saturday (May 1) in New York City. She was 89. Olympia had won an Academy Award for her role in Moonstruck. In a statement given by the actress’ family, they mentioned that Dukakis passed away at her home with JUNE 20, 1931 – MAY 1, 2021 her daughter Christina Zorich by her side. “Her brother Apollo Dukakis, her sons, Stefan and Peter Zorich, and four grandchildren thank you for your love and prayers during this difficult time,” the family stated. ARJUN GOWDA SALMAN KHAN, SONU SOOD AND AJAY DEVGN VARUN DHAWAN HAS JOINED MISSION OXYGEN giving my office, Thinkink Picturez, for Corona patients ... in which beds can be provided for 12-15 patients...” Actor Ajay Devgn, along with producer Anand Pandit, joined hands with BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) to set up a 20-bed Covid-19 ICU facility. This makeshift hospital has been set up at the Bharat Scouts and Guides Hall, located in Mumbai’s Shivaji Park area. Ajay Devgn donated Rs 1 crore for the project. In collaboration If John Abraham has handed over his social media accounts to NGOs, Bhumi Pednekar has tied up with relevant NGOs to start an online campaign to assist people. Having tested positive for Covid-19 in the first week of April, she calls herself ‘negative but super-positive about life’ after her recovery. Alia Bhatt too has collaborated with journalist Faye D’Souza to identify and amplify relevant information that can help Covid-19 patients. With her campaign #circleofhope, she is also sharing verified numbers on social media. Let India breathe Actor Sonu Sood set an example for many others during the first wave of Covid-19 in the country. And, Sonu has now launched a telegram channel to help people find oxygen, medicines and hospital beds, among other resources. Power couple Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna have provided financial aid to people in need and even helped with over 100 oxygen concentrators. Suniel Shetty has launched an initiative called ‘Mission Million Air’ to provide free oxygen concentrators to people. Seeking global funds Priyanka Chopra Jonas has collaborated with an NGO and initiated a fundraiser. “Unless everybody is safe, nobody is safe,” she wrote on social media. While sharing a link for donations, she posted a video message, where she said, “I have set up a fundraiser with GiveIndia, the largest organisation on the ground in India that is providing relief to those in need. Whatever you can spare truly makes a difference. Nearly 63 million people follow me here; if even 100,000 It’s time to stay at home . So, check out the new shows and movies lined up for online release this week May 3: Pose Season 3 on Amazon Prime Video Starring MJ Rodriguez and Billy Porter, in this final season of Pose, it’s now 1994. Ballroom feels like a distant memory for Blanca who struggles to balance — being a mother, being a present partner to her new love and her latest role as a nurse’s aide. WEBSOLUTE FUN Into the mythical zone May 6: Ramyug on MX Player Directed by Kunal Kohli, this mythological web series is a visual interpretation of the epic, Ramayana. It is a tale of love, devotion, sacrifice and revenge. The series celebrates the life and journey of Ram, prince of Ayodhya, and his righteous rule that inaugurated a golden age for all mankind. The cast of the show includes Diganth Manchale, Akkshay Dogra, Aishwarya Ojha, Kabir Duhan Singh and others. May 4: Star Wars – The Bad Batch on Disney+ Hotstar RAMYUG MILESTONE This Disney+ Original Series follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in The Clone Wars) as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. Members of Bad Batch—a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army—each possess a singular exceptional skill that makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew. revolves around the Son of Sam case that grew into a lifelong obsession for journalist Maury Terry, who became convinced that the murders were linked to a Satanic cult. POSE SEASON 3 May 7: Milestone on Netflix STAR WARS — THE BAD BATCH May 5: The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darknesson Netflix The hunt for the Son of Sam captivated the world in the late 1970s, but the story behind one of America’s most notorious serial murderers is all but forgotten! This Netflix docu-series c m y b Ivan Ayr, who previously helmed the critically acclaimed movie Soni, has directed Milestone, which explores the life of a middle-aged truck driver, Ghalib, who is coping with a personal tragedy and is also scared of losing his job to a young recruit. The film stars Suvinder Vicky and Lakshvir Saran in the lead roles. BHUMI PEDNEKAR PRIYANKA CHOPRA JONAS FARHAN AKHTAR ALIA BHATT JOHN ABRAHAM of you donate $10, that’s $1 million, and that’s SHILPA SHETTY KUNDRA huge! Your donation will go directly to Covid-care cen- groceries to the needy. Salman Khan has revived tres, isolation centres and oxygen generation plants; for his food trucks and is distribmedical equipment and vac- uting food kits to the frontcine support. Please, please line workers, along the Worlidonate. Nick and I already Juhu stretch of Mumbai. have and will continue to con- With food packets, including tribute. We need to beat this wholesome dishes like Upma virus, and to do that it requires or Poha or Pav Bhaji or Wada all of us. From the bottom of Pav, the actor managed to roll my heart, thank you! Donate out the drive in less than 24 hours of when he first came now! Link in bio…” up with the idea. For frontline workers Farhan Akhtar too has come Shilpa Shetty Kundra has ini- forward to raise awareness on tiated a platform called Report the struggles of frontlines Hunger – Khaana Chahiye healthcare workers and donatFoundation through which ed 1,000 Personal Protective she, along with her team, is Equipment (PPE) kits to govproviding cooked meals or ernment hospitals. — TNS Lending a helping hand The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on mental health. To address these concerns, Dil Becharafame Sanjana Sanghi took to Instagram on Saturday to announce the launch of her mental health campaign ‘Here to Hear’, which helps people get access to free sessions with psychologists in partnership with an online counselling platform. The goal of the initiative is to have more people gain access to quality mental care in these trying times. Sanjana Sanghi says, “There was never a rule book handed to any of us on how to cope with a catastrophic pandemic like we are presently facing. So, we find ourselves consumed by all kinds of worrying thoughts, fears, anxieties and confusion. This campaign is aimed at addressing those concerns.” Sanjana Sanghi launches ‘Here to Hear’ for mental health support Charity on mind Actress Shweta Basu Prasad has decided to help out Covid19 victims by auctioning her painting ‘100 years of Satyajit Ray’. All the proceeds will go towards helping Covid patients, the medical fraternity and their families. Shweta took to social media and said the starting bid amount for the painting will be Rs 50,000. Shweta took to her Instagram account, shared pictures of her painting and wrote, “I am a self-taught painter, please excuse my attempt... I don’t know any Shweta Basu Prasad auctions her painting ‘100 years of Satyajit Ray’ other way to help sitting at home. And I really want to...” She added, “Satyajit Ray made films about the common man, it’s fitting that I take this initiative up today on his birth centenary.”
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