22052021-LSTC-01.qxd 5/21/2021 11:15 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE B’day at home Giorgia Andriani turned a year older on Friday and celebrated her second ‘lockdown’ birthday at home with her close friends, including rumoured boyfriend Arbaaz Khan. CHANDIGARH | SATURDAY | 22 MAY 2021 It’s a mind game! T Gurnaaz Kaur Doing her bit… Mouni Roy contributes to Iskcon Foundation for medical facilities Bollywood actress Mouni Roy took to Instagram on Friday and shared a video in which she spoke about the people of Mayapur, and how this small town in West Bengal is suffering due to lack of medical facilities. The people of the township along with the neighbouring areas are suffering as there are no functioning hospitals, oxygen cylinders, oncall doctors, and related medical supplies. The Iskcon Foundation is building up a medical facility at Mayapur, which will help people suffering from Covid-19 get proper medical attention. In her video, Mouni requested her fans and followers to spread the message and create awareness among people for donations towards the Iskcon Foundation. Mouni said in the video, “These are uncertain times of the pandemic, and we have to stand by each other and help. The people of Mayapur and neighbouring areas are suffering terribly due to the unavailability of medical facilities ... #ISCKON is trying to help them get the medical attention they need with beds, oxygen cylinders, doctors, ambulances, food, etc .. I have also tried to do my bit by contributing... I request you all to go ahead and donate as much as possible for the people in need.” Bad memories Lady Gaga recalls trauma of being raped Grammy and Oscar-winning singer Lady Gaga has opened up about her trauma of being raped, while speaking on Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry's series The Me You Can’t See. Appearing in the first episode of the five-part series, Gaga remembers being 19 when a producer threatened to burn her music if she didn't take her clothes off. Gaga said she shared her story not to garner sympathy, but to trigger empathy. "Open your heart up for somebody else, because I'm telling you, I've been through it and people need help. That's part of my healing, is being able to talk to you," she said. — IANS HE lockdown and the prevailing uncertainty are taking a toll on all of us. Every day as we wake up to grim news, one feels anxious. Celebrities open up about how they are coping with the lockdown blues and urge people to focus on their mental health. A period of 17 days in isolation made Aahana Kumra very anxious, as she was reading about how the death rate in India was escalating. Feeling helpless was natural. “I had massive meltdowns in front of my family over video calls. It did pose a lot of threat Locked up in a room, carrying the deadly Covid-19 virus; moments of uncertainty and fear even if not infected… Celebs share how they keep anxiety at bay during these tough times to my mental health.” But the actress knew she had to find a way out. “Exercising in the morning is a must for me. Apart from that, I make sure to clean my house and water the plants. Something that is very relaxing and therapeutic for me is to chant. It keeps me calm. All of this together has helped me find peace amidst the chaos.” Dealing with stress Loneliness is an emotion that people across the world are dealing with. Elnaaz Norouzi is no exception. “I’ve had my share of anxiety, but activities like listening to my favourite song and cooking something new helps. What works best for me is meditation. Even 15 minutes to relax your mind goes a long way. And more than ever, I’ve realised, when feeling low, seeking help, reaching out to someone changes the whole game.” Without mincing words, Aashram actor Chandan Roy Sanyal admits, “Well, AAHANA KUMRA ARZUTRA GARIELLE ELNAAZ NOROUZI BARKHA SINGH this part of the pandemic is tougher than the last time. In the past two weeks, I have seen many from my family and friend circle perish in Delhi, and at the other places. I go through anxiety when I wake up. Playing some good music is the best therapy then.” Chandan also gets help from his cats, as the responsibility of looking after them gives him the motivation to stay strong. “I tell myself I have to carry on with my everyday workout; cooking, cleaning and do as best as I can because I need to survive for them.” ACP Aditya of Murder Meri Jaan, Tanuj Virwani, says, “Sometimes, this pin-drop silence in a city like Mumbai, TANUJ VIRWANI CHANDAN ROY SANYAL which never sleeps, can get scary. The first few days were like a much-needed break but when it kept getting extended, and there was this growing number of deaths, it felt devastating. It was almost like combating an invisible enemy.” With such fear looming large, Tarun finds happiness with his loved ones. He looks at the pandemic as a reminder to how precious, yet fragile, life is; “So, we have to make the most of each day by counting our blessings and striving to help each other.” Meditation helps Barkha Singh too has dealt with a feeling of helplessness as a witness to the mass suffering around us. But instead of letting it overpower her, she decided to be a warrior. “Besides following a routine to keep my mind sane, I have been using my social media handles to help gather, verify and mobilise Covid resources, as much as I can. It gives a meaning to my day. I feel being creative, finding a new hobby and meditating helps a great deal.” Being away from one’s family, not knowing when it would be safe to go back home can cause unsurmountable stress. Jonita Gandhi fought this and much more. “Because I live alone halfway around the world away from my family, it was scary first. But I gave myself some time and space to face the fear; I reminded myself that worrying about things I can’t control would only add to the stress. Instead I tried to make the best of the situation and spent time working on self-initiated music, which I’ve wanted to work on for quite a long time now.” Even as she tested positive, Arzutra Garielle, found power in a dream. “When I was dealing with Covid-19, so many people sent their wishes as I was locked up in a room for days. It kept me charged up. I then had a dream to make a difference once I was fine. My way of giving back was by playing free music for people with Covid. I did over 50 one-on-one Zoom call performances.” The direct-to-digital route Kriti Sanon with director Laxman Utekar on the sets of Mimi Here are some movies that might be released on Disney+ Hotstar soon... While Netflix and Amazon Prime Video have revealed the list of their upcoming films that are set for a direct release on OTT, now we hear that Disney+ Hotstar is also gearing up to premiere a slate of big films on its platform. There are close to five big budget films that might take a direct-to-digital route on Disney+ Hotstar this year. The first film is multi-starrer horror-comedy Bhoot Police, which features Saif Ali Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez and Yami Gautam. Apart from this, Hungama 2 by Priyadarshan is also going straight to OTT. The film stars Paresh Rawal, KAY KAY MENON IN A STILL FROM SHAADISTAN c m y b Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Meezaan Jaffery, Pranitha Subhash, Johnny Lever, Tiku Talsania, Ashutosh Rana, and Rajpal Yadav. It has a special cameo from Akshaye Khanna. Further, Dinesh Vijan’s Shiddat will also release on the same platform. Shiddat stars Sunny Kaushal, Radhika Madan, Diana Penty and Mohit Raina in the lead roles. While Mohit and Diana are paired together, Sunny will be seen opposite Radhika. The next film which is eying for a direct OTT release on Disney+ Hotstar is said to be Kriti Sanon’s Mimi. Kriti will be seen in the role of a young surrogate mother in this Laxman Utekar’s directorial. Lastly, Kirti Kulhari and Nivedita Bhattacharya’s road-trip story Shaadistan will also make its way to the Disney+ Hotstar catalogue. The film stars Kay Kay Menon and marks the directorial debut of Raj Singh Chaudhary. POSTER OF BHOOT POLICE
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