25052021-LSTC-01.qxd 5/24/2021 11:54 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Tiger hunt Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif will be reuniting in the third instalment of Tiger franchise, being directed by Maneesh Sharma. CHANDIGARH | TUESDAY | 25 MAY 2021 PHOTOS: REUTERS The Weeknd sweeps with 10 wins, BTS grabs four at 2021 Billboard Music Awards FORM AT THE 2021 DJ KHALED AND H.E.R PER S BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARD erfect ten! The p Lots of love Priyanka and Nick Jonas’ PDA at Billboard Music Awards 2021 Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas took PDA up by several notches at Billboard Music Awards 2021. Priyanka, who had been shooting in London for her show, flew down to LA to be with her hubby as they walked the red carpet at the awards function. PeeCee was seen dressed in a sheer gold Dolce and Gabbana dress with embellishments. The plunging neckline and thigh-high slit made her look ravishing. On the other hand, Nick, who hosted the event, wore a green coloured Fendi outfit. Later, Priyanka shared a picture of herself hugging Nick closely. She captioned the picture as, “Husband appreciation post. Not even a cracked rib can stop this force of nature. So proud of you baby. With everything you do! Your work ethic, your pursuit of excellence! You inspire me every day! Crushed it today! I love you so much.” Nick had recently met with an accident and sustained rib injury. Replying to Priyanka, Nick commented, “I love you more.” Hello friends! While HBO Max will debut FRIENDS: The Reunion special on May 27 in the US, fans of the show were wondering where to watch it in India. Well, here comes Zee5 for their rescue. Confirming the streaming, Manish Kalra, chief business officer, Zee5 India, said, “We are extremely excited to bring FRIENDS: The Reunion exclusively on Zee5 for the Indian market. FRIENDS is amongst the world’s most watched and loved sitcoms and it is a great opportunity for us to present their reunion.” FRIENDS: The Reunion will feature a variety of special guest appearances, including David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Elliott Gould, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin, Mindy Kaling, Thomas Lennon, Christina Pickles and others. T HE Weeknd’s ode to lost love Blinding Lights did wonders for the singer as he topped 10 of the 16 categories he was nominated in at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards (BBMA), which also saw Korean pop sensation BTS expand their global reign with four wins. The Weeknd took home the night’s biggest award of top artist over fellow nominees Drake, Juice WRLD, Pop Smoke, and Taylor Swift. The singer also won the top male artist, top hot 100 artist, top radio songs artist, top R&B artist, top R&B male artist, top R&B album (for After Hours), top hot 100 song, top radio song and top R&B song. The Weeknd thanked his parents and fans, promising them that he does not take success “for granted”. In the winners’ list, The Weeknd was followed by the late Pop Smoke with five trophies, and BTS and Bad Bunny with four awards each. Pop Smoke’s posthumous wins included top Billboard 200 album, top new artist, top rap artist, top rap male artist and top rap album. The ceremony took place in front of a fully vaccinated, fully masked live audience in the plaza outside Los Angeles’s Microsoft Theatre. Korean pop sensation BTS, who joined the ceremony virtually from Seoul, South Korea, emerged winners in all the four categories they were nominated in. The hit septet, comprising RM, V, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, and Jungkook, took home the award for top selling song for their first English single Dynamite and lit the up the BBMA’s stage with their debut performance on Butter, their second English single. The group also won awards for Drake with his son Adonis Graham at the award function top duo/group, top song sales artist and the fan-voted top social artist at the Sunday night ceremony here. BTS, whose full name is Bangtan Sonyeondan (Bulletproof Boy Scouts) or Beyond The Scene, their English branding, also received the top social artist award, for the fifth consecutive year. “Top social artist for the fifth consecutive time. Thank you Padma Lakshmi waves from the stage ARMY and BBMAs for such an incredible title,” J-Hope said in a video shared by the Billboard Music Awards Twitter handle. R&B artiste Drake received the artist of the decade award for his triumphs in the 2010s. Drake remains the most awarded BBMAs honouree of all time. The ceremony, hosted by singer-actor Nick Jonas, saw some performances that took place live at the venue, including those by Twenty One Pilots, AJR, Glass Animals and DJ Khaled with H.E.R. and Migos. Singer Pink’s medley of old and new songs, a Doja Cat/SZA duet, BTS’ Butter performance and Alicia Keys’ medley of songs from her 20-year-old debut album were recordPINK ed. — PTI Our prayers are with India “Let’s never lose hope.” This is the message from the South Korean music sensation BTS to their fans, known as ARMY, in India as the nation grapples with the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The group enjoys a massive following in India and is yet to tour the country. Asked if there was a message for the ARMY in the country amid the pandemic, member V told PTI in an email interaction, “Our prayers are with India. Stay strong ARMY and let’s never lose hope.” The septet, also comprising RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, and Jungkook, recently released their second English single Butter. More and more stars are smitten by the web world. Watch out for these celebrities all set to make their OTT debut Destination OTT The emergence of OTT platforms has led to a plethora of opportunities for actors and filmmakers. Almost every star is looking forward to make his presence felt in the digital world. After Sushmita Sen, Manoj Bajpayee, Bobby Deol, Saif Ali Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Amit Sadh, Dimple Kapadia, Pankaj Tripathi and others, here are some more celebrities who are set to make their OTT debut in 2021 Ajay Devgn will be foraying into the digital space with his crime-drama series titled Rudra-The Edge of Darkness on Disney+ Hotstar VIP It’s a remake of . AYESHA JHULKA her role, Raveena says, “Aranyak is an intriguing story set in Himachal. My character struggles to balance her personal and professional life.” Juhi Chawla and Ayesha Jhulka in Hush Hush Hush Hush will be led by an all-women cast and crew and will mark OTT debut of Juhi Chawla and Ayesha Jhulka. While not much is known about the show yet, Hush Hush is touted to be a thriller. It also stars Soha Ali Khan, Karishma Tanna, Kritika Kamra and Sahana Goswami in pivotal roles. Shahid Kapoor is set to make his digital debut with Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK’s yet-to-be-titled quirky thriller that will stream on Amazon Prime Video. The actor reportedly liked the story and had been waiting to work with The Family Man creators. Shahid says he could not think of anyone else but the duo to venture into the digital space. Raveena Tandon in Aranyak Sonakshi Sinha in Untitled Raveena Tandon will make her web debut with Netflix’s Aranyak, a supernatural crime thriller directed by Vinay Waikul. Talking about Ajay Devgn in Rudra Hollywood’s Idris Elbastarrer British series Luther. Talking about his role in Rudra, Ajay says, “What drew me most to his persona is that he is possibly the greyest character you may come across in recent times.” From playing partner to a cop to now the cop herself, Dabangg star Sonakshi Sinha will make her digital debut with yet to be titled Shahid Kapoor in Raj & DK’s untitled next JUHI CHAWLA Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s debut project—Faadu Kangana Ranaut offers Tiku Weds Sheru Filmmaker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari has taken up Sony LIV’s original Faadu as her first project in the OTT space. She is known for her critically acclaimed movies like Nil Battey Sannata, Bareilly ki Barfi and Panga. Faadu is being described as an intense poetic love story. Kangana Ranaut is all set to make her digital debut but, as a producer. She has launched her own production house and announced her first film, titled Tiku Weds Sheru. Kangana says, “With Tiku Weds Sheru, Manikarnika Films is venturing into digital space. It is a love story.” MADHURI DIXIT Amazon Original. The show is produced by Excel Entertainment and will be directed by Reema Kagti and Ruchika Oberoi. In the first look of the show, Sonakshi is seen donning a cop look. Madhuri Dixit in Finding Anamika Madhuri Dixit will enter the web space with Netflix’s Finding Anamika. The series is about a global superstar, wife, and mom who suddenly goes missing without a trace. SHAHID KAPOOR (CENTRE) WITH RAJ AND DK c m y b AJAY DEVGN RAVEENA TANDON SONAKSHI SINHA
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