24052021-LSTC-01.qxd 5/23/2021 11:57 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Salute! Actress Jacqueline Fernandez took to Twitter on Sunday to share her gratitude for the work that the Mumbai Police has done. IANS CHANDIGARH | MONDAY | 24 MAY 2021 For the people, by the people With countless followers on social media, celebs are making the right use of digital channels to raise funds for the Covid crisis Virat Kohli & Anushka Sharma Gurnaaz Kaur ALI FAZAL & RICHA CHADHA Mohabbat... or marriage? W Ali Fazal’s latest post sparks wedding rumours Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal were all set to exchange vows last year but it had to be postponed due to the pandemic. On Saturday, rumours of their marriage started doing rounds after Ali shared a picture of what appears to be Richa’s hand having a mehndi design on it. For the caption, Ali wrote, “Mohabbat. With doodle mehendi...” Ali didn’t tag or mention Richa in his post and thus fans rushed to speculate if he has tied the knot with the actress or is hinting towards a wedding soon. Within no time, the picture went viral and fans started pouring their love and blessings in the comment section for the two. However, when checked with a source close to Ali, he said, “It was an old picture of Richa that Ali had posted and later on deleted as he realised that it was leading to speculations. Ali is currently in Lucknow while Richa is in Delhi and both of them would plan wedding after few months when things get back to normal.” E in India are battling the worst health crisis. Spiking number of positive cases, daily death toll, lack of resources, overburdened healthcare system… there is much to be done by each one of us. Celebrities have pitched in to help in different ways. Using social media to amplify covid requests and resources, creating awareness, giving donations and now the latest in the list is setting up fundraisers. Actress Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas had set up a fundraiser with Give India, an NGO providing Covid relief. In her video, she urged her followers to come forward and donate. Recently, the couple managed to raise $1 million and they took to social media to express gratitude. They have now raised their fundraising target to $3 million in order to help more people tackle the crisis. Another couple who has achieved the target of their fund-raising project is actress Anushka Sharma and Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli. They initiated the campaign with crowdfunding platform Ketto to raise a Hrithik Roshan Tulsi Kumar Kartik Aaryan Bhumi Pednekar total of Rs 7 crore and contributed Rs 2 crore to it. In fact, they too surpassed the target by a handsome margin. The total collection of Rs 11,39,11,820 will go to Act Grants to aid Covid-19 relief. They posted a video on Instagram to thank the supporters. Bhumi Pednekar recovered from Covid-19 and right after she tested negative for coronavirus, she started a plasma donation drive. But that’s not all. She also joined hands with Ketto, a crowdfunding platform, to raise funds. This has been her effort to bridge the gap and ensure those in need of financial aid received it through crowdfunding. Hrithik Roshan became a part of Help India Breathe fundraiser by conLara Dutta Bhupathi tributing $15,000 to it. An initiative started considerby British author and able amount for podcaster Jay Shetty, the a request initiated by fundraiser is associated with his Pati Patni Aur Woh coGive India and aims to acquire star Bhumi Pednekar. He resources to fight the deadly also contributed Rs 5 lakh to virus. It saw global celebrities Priyanka Chopra’s fund. including Will Smith, Shawn In another virtual fundraisMendes, Camila Cabello, Ellen er campaign I Breathe for DeGeneres and others con- India, many celebrities were a tribute towards the fund. part of the event to raise monAlready over $5 million collect- ey for Give India. Hosted by ed and the fundraiser contin- actress Lara Dutta Bhupathi ues strong. and sports scientist Shayamal He may have not initiated it Vallabhjee, it saw superstar but Kartik Aaryan recently Amitabh Bachchan, Karan donated Rs 5 lakh to the Johar, Rana Daggubati, Anil crowdfunding platform Ketto Kapoor, Anupam Kher, India to the life of a critical Samantha Prabhu, Abhishek Covid-19 patient. This was Bachchan, Genelia Deshthe second time on the plat- mukh, Ritesh Deshmukh, form that he contributed a Kriti Sanon, Shikhar Of reality & magic MAHARANI Inspired by few real-life stories, a political drama and the much-awaited OTT debut of Sidharth Shukla, this week has a variety of content on OTT to watch out: May 24: Flatbush Misdemeanors on Voot Select Flatbush Misdemeanors is a raw comedy of city life following Dan and Kevin, who play characters struggling to thrive in their new surroundings in the brash environment of Flatbush, Brooklyn. The show explores two longtime friends seeking to climb out of their heads and connect with others. May 25: Penn & Teller: Fool Us on Voot Select Aspiring magicians from all over the world perform their best tricks to try and fool Penn and Teller, the world-famous magician duo. If the two cannot guess how the trick was done, the May 28: SonyLIV Maharani Initiating a legal battle on Roberto Baggio is an Italian former professional footballer who mainly played as a second striker, or as an attacking midfielder, although he was capable of playing in several offensive positions. This film is based on his life, including his difficult debut as a player and his rifts with some of his coaches. In a twist of fate, Rani Bharti’s life changes drastically, overnight. Based out of Bihar, Maharani is a fictionalised series starring Huma Qureshi in the lead. It showcases how the current Chief Minister disrupts the state’s political machinery in a blink. Directed by Karan Sharma, the show also features Sohum Shah, Amit Sial and Vineet Kumar among others. May 27: Blue Miracle on Netflix Sambhavna Seth lost her father SK Seth to Covid-19 earlier this month. The actress had shared a heartfelt note that time on her social media handle which read, “My father could have been saved. It was not just Covid-19 which killed him.” Now, on May 22, Sambhavna took to Instagram and posted a new video that she This film is based on the true story of Casa Hogar, the Mexican boy’s home. To save their cash-strapped orphanage, a guardian and his kids’ partner, enter the world’s biggest fishing tournament. It stars Jimmy Gonzales, Dennis Quaid and Anthony Gonzalez, amongst others. Winner of Bigg Boss, Sidharth Shukla will be making his OTT debut with the third season of this hit franchise. Sidharth plays Agastya opposite Sonia Rathee, who will be seen as Rumi. The series revolves around love, heartbreaks and never-ending romance between these two individuals. BROKEN BUT BEAUTIFUL 3 May 29: Broken But Beautiful 3 on ALTBalaji May 26: Baggio: The Divine Ponytail on Netflix Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Ankur Tewari who signed up for the cause and helped spread awareness through this platform. For every dollar that will be raised will be doubled by the event’s donor partner The Indus Entrepreneurs, a not-forprofit association. Singer Tulsi Kumar has joined hands with Mission 5000 by Mission Josh to impact the lives of 5,000 people through their partner NGOs. Sambhavna blames hospital for ‘medically murdering’ her dad BAGGIO: THE DIVINE PONYTAIL “fooler” gets to be on their Las Vegas magic show. Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas SAMBHAVNA SETH’S INSTAGRAM POST had shot in Delhi hospital where her father was admitted. In the video the actress can be seen blaming the hospital for ‘medically murdering her father’. The video shows Samb- havna continuously asking the name of the nurse who said her father’s oxygen level at 55 was normal. According to her, the nurse also misbehaved with her and asked to book a ward boy for her father as she had other patients to attend. As per her post, within two hours of recording this video, her father had passed away. The actress will now reportedly take legal action against the hospital. “My lawyers are in the process of initiating the legal battle by sending the Jaipur Golden Hospital a legal notice,” Sambhavna concluded in her post. BLUE MIRACLE Gehana suffers stroke, in hospital PENN TELLER Gehana Vasisth is reportedly in the cardiac speciality section of a hospital in Mumbai. The actress best known for AltBalaji’s web series Gandii Baat, recently recovered from Covid-19 but suffered a major stroke and now has been shifted to the cardiac speciality section. Gehana was in news few months back as she was arrested for allegedly shooting and uploading pornographic videos on her website. Her bail application was also rejected. c m y b The actress’ publicist said that his client shouldn’t be kept in custody owing to her ‘fragile health’. Reportedly, Gehana is also suffering from asthma. As per reports, her bail application is pending in Bombay High court for nearly six weeks. Meanwhile, on work front, Gehana has been a part of several shows, including Behenein. She has also appeared in films like Luckhnowi Ishq and Daal Mein Kuch Kaala Hai, among others.
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