05052021-LSTC-01.qxd 04-05-2021 23:07 Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE It’s sold! Tom Hanks’ upcoming sci-fi movie Finch has been acquired by streamer Apple TV Plus. Finch has been directed by Miguel Sapochnik. PTI LUDHIANA | WEDNESDAY | 5 MAY 2021 To kill a mockingbird? Twitter suspends Kangana Ranaut’s account for inciting hate and violence with her latest tweet. The actor, as usual, is defiant… Sheetal Hooda joins Khalsa Aid O As the country is fighting against the second wave of Covid-19, Randeep Hooda teams up with NGO Khalsa Aid to provide oxygen concentrators to the needy people. The NGO has an aim to provide 700 concentrators to people who are fighting against the deadly virus. Randeep took to his social media, to inform his fans about this noble initiative and request them to donate. Sharing a video, Randeep urged fans to donate to Khalsa Aid and wrote, “People are dying due to lack of oxygen, help India breathe @khalsaaid_india is providing oxygen concentrators to reduce burden on medical system. You can come forward and contribute so that concentrators reach those in need.” Earlier also, Randeep had collaborated with Khalsa Aid, providing food in flood-affected areas of Kerala, droughtaffected areas of Maharashtra, and he has also been a part of the beach clean-up initiative. N Tuesday, Twitter suspended Kangana Ranaut’s account over her tweet and cited, ‘hateful conduct and abusive behavior’ as the reason. We look at the reactions on the same and bring a list of suspensions that happened in the past on Twitter. The policy To our surprise, she is permanently barred from using the social networking site. Kangana has been a repeat offender. Known for her inflammatory and controver- Spreading positivity sial tweets, she had posted several messages post Mamata Banerjee’s win in West Bengal. She had also posted about incidents of post-poll violence and called the Prime Minister to enforce President’s rule in the state. She blamed Banerjee for the violence and used offenRANGOLI CHANDEL sive language. According to Twitter’s abusive behaviour policy, the account holders cannot engage in the targeted harassment of someone, or PAYAL ROHATGI incite other people to do so. Abusive behaviour is considered to be an attempt to harass, intimidate, or silence someone else’s voice. As a part of the CELEBS WHO action, Twitter notifies the SUPPORT THE account holder concerned about the suspension, SUSPENSION explains which policy the person has violated and which content was in violaKUNAL KAMRA tion. Terms and conditions Jacqueline’s initiative YOLO Foundation to create and share stories of kindness A Twitter’s spokesperson says, “We’ve been clear that we will take strong enforcement action on behaviour that has the potential to lead to offline harm. The referenced account has been permanently suspended for repeated violations of Twitter rules, specifically our Hateful Conduct policy and Abusive Behaviour policy. We enforce the Twitter rules judiciously and impartially for everyone on our service.” Actress Jacqueline Fernandez on Tuesday announced her initiative YOLO Foundation, to create and share stories of kindness in everyday life. YOLO stands for You Only Live Once. Jacqueline has tied up with several NGOs that cater to different needs in society for her venture. She JACQUELINE FERNANDEZ has set up a platform to provide relief and help to the needy. “We have this one life, let’s do whatever we can to make a difference in this world!! I am proud to announce the launch of the YOLO Foundation, an initiative to create and share stories of kindness,” she wrote on Instagram.—IANS No loss Kangana says she ‘suffers no loss’ because of the suspension. Her statement reads, “Twitter has only proved my point that they are Americans and by birth, a white person feels entitled to enslave a brown person, they want to tell you what to think, speak or do. Fortunately, I have many platforms I can use to raise my voice, including my own art in the form of cinema, but my heart goes out to the people of this nation who have been tortured, enslaved and censored for thousands of years and still there is no end to the suffering. THE CELEB REACTION After the ban Fashion and textile designer Bhushan’s decision. The jibe ABHIJEET BHATTACHARYA Receiving end Celebs whose accounts were suspended by Twitter earlier SISTER FIRST Rangoli Chandel KAMAAL R KHAN Will Smith says he is in ‘the worst shape of his life’ Will Smith took to his social media accounts recently and shared an update on his physique. The Men In Black actor seems to have put on a few extra kg amid the pandemic and lockdown. However, he isn’t afraid to embrace it. Will posted a waterside snapshot of himself over the weekend, wearing an open hoodie exposing his chest and stomach with shorts, that was captioned with, “I’m gonna be real with you all I’m in the worst shape of my life.” The 52-year-old is all smiles in the photo. For humanity’s sake Aditya Chopra has come forward to vaccinate the daily workers of the entire Hindi film industry. YRF has urged the Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to allow the company to purchase 60,000 Covid-19 vaccines and take care of all the expenses related to the immunisation programme for these workers. YRF has sent a letter to the Federation of Western India Aditya Chopra to vaccinate workers of the entire Hindi film industry Cine Employees (FWICE) stating, “With the film industry going through an unprecedented time, there is an urgent need to restart at the earliest so that thousands of workers can start earning their livelihood again and protect their families. Yash Raj Films, through The Yash Chopra Foundation, would like to offer its support.” The letter further read, “We have sent a request to the Honourable Chief Minister of Maharashtra to allocate and allow us to purchase Covid-19 vaccines for 30,000 registered workers, who are members of the film industry’s federation in Mumbai at the earliest.” Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak’s Panorama Studios International has acquired the Hindi remake rights of the Malayalam hit film Drishyam 2, starring Mohanlal in the lead. Drishyam has been remade in a record number of languages, including Hindi. After the success of Drishyam 2 The Resumption, the production house is all set to repeat the success formula with the Hindi Remake version of it. Kumar Mangat Pathak says, “With the huge success of Drishyam 2, the story needs to be told with passion and commitment, and we as Producers are committed to that.” Talking about the acquisi- SWARA BHASKER Anand Bhushan declares on his official handle that he would not work with Ranaut. He writes, “In view of certain events today, we have taken a decision to remove all collaboration images with Kangana Ranaut from our social media channels. We also pledge never to be associated with her in any capacity in the future.” There’s a right way “Pleasantly surprised to see this! Kudos to you @AnandBhushan& #RimzimDadu for calling out hate speech and incitement to genocide in a direct manner! Stand tall you guys!,” says Swara Bhasker while supporting Anand Tried & tested A STILL FROM DRISHYAM 2 tion of Drishyam 2, original Malayalam producer Antony Perumbavoor, said, “We are ‘I miss you, Dada’ Bigg Boss 14 fame Nikki Tamboli’s brother passed away at the age of 29 due to Covid-19. The actress took to her Instagram page and posted a series of photos of her brother and penned a poem remembering him as he left for the heavenly abode. Nikki stated. “We didn’t know that this morning God was going to call your name...In life, we loved you dearly. In death, we do the same. It broke our heart to lose you. You didn’t go alone For part of us, we went with you. The day God called you home. You left us beautiful memories Your c m y b happy that Panorama Studios International has acquired the rights for Drishyam 2.” Nikki Tamboli’s emotional tribute for her brother love is still our guide. And though we cannot see you, you are always by our side. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the Rangoli’s Twitter account was suspended as her tweets went against the community guidelines by hurting people’s sentiments. AGAINST RULE Payal Rohatgi Hindi remake of Drishyam 2 on the cards Lost his ‘will’ to be fit? Taking a jibe, stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra tweeted in Hindi, “Teen Mayi, Kangana Gayi.” same. But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.” She continues, “You gave no one a last farewell. Not ever said goodbye. You were gone before we knew it, And only God knows why. A million times we will miss you. A million times we will cry. If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died. We will meet again someday. I thank God he made you our brother while you were here on earth...You are always loved immensely and never forgotten. May your soul rest in peace! I Miss You, Dada!” Payal Rohatgi’s Twitter account was suspended for violating the rules of the social media site. She too was slammed for her controversial and hateful posts. MIND YOUR TWEET Abhijeet Bhattacharya Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s account was suspended because of offensive remarks made by him against JNU student-activist Shehla Rashid after she tweeted against the BJP His sexist remarks made . Twitter ban him. EXTREME STEP Kamaal R Khan Kamaal Khan’s account was suspended when he revealed the climax of Secret Supersta. and made personal remarks on actor Aamir Khan. The wait is on... Farhan Akhtar-starrer Toofaan was supposed to release on May 21 on Amazon Prime Video. But the makers have now decided to postpone its release date due to the severity of the current pandemic situation. Excel Entertainment & ROMP Pictures issued a joint statement on their social media and have also urged everyone to “stay home, stay safe and stay united”. The statement read, “In light of the severity of the situation, our focus is completely on the pandemic and on supporting our employees, their families and in helping the wider community. Therefore, we have taken the decision to postpone the release of our film Toofaan until the situation improves. We will issue an update regarding the new release date in due course of time.” It further stated, “Please continue to observe Covid appropriate behaviour. Also, please register and get vaccinated when it’s your turn. On behalf of the entire team of Toofaan, we urge you to Stay home, stay safe and stay united. Jai Hind.” Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, the sports drama also stars Mrunal Thakur, Paresh Rawal, Supriya Pathak Shah and Hussain Dalal in pivotal roles. FARHAN AKHTAR IN TOOFAAN Release of Farhan Akhtar’s Toofaan postponed due to Covid crisis
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