29052021-LSTC-01.qxd 5/28/2021 10:53 PM Page 1 c m y b NOW, BIOPIC ON VEER SAVARKAR Filmmaker and producer Sandeep Singh has signed acclaimed director Mahesh V Manjrekar to tell the story of freedom fighter Vinayak Damodar Savarkar titled SwatantraVeer Savarkar. The announcement was made on Friday (May 28), which happened to be the 138th birth anniversary of Savarkar. She reveals her secrets Demi Lovato opens up on her insecurities and fears American singer Demi Lovato, who recently declared she should be identified as nonbinary, has opened up on insecurities and fears, saying they cut their hair to be free from gender and sexuality norms. “I was trying something that didn’t work for me. Now, I am doing something that is working for me and, instead of feeling judged by everyone, I’m just going to say that people’s opinion of me doesn’t matter to me,” said Lovato, on The Drew Barrymore Show. “I’m doing what I need to do for myself and my wellness. I’m putting myself in front of my career and that is something I never did before because I was so preoccupied trying to be the sexy feminine pop star that I just ignored who I was,” the singer added. Lovato has a feeling of liberation after the haircut. “I cut my hair to be free of all the gender and sexuality norms that were placed on me as a Christian in the south and when I cut my hair, I felt so liberated. I wasn’t subscribing to an ideal or belief that was placed on me to be something that I am not and now that I am owning who I am, I feel the happiest I have ever felt,” Lovato said. The singer feels they have shared all the secrets out to the world. “This is the reason I am being honest. Secrets keep you sick and I fully believe it and now there aren’t any secrets for the world to find out because I have put it out there,” Lovato concluded on the show that airs on Zee Cafe in India.—IANS TRIBUNE Get the jab Gauahar Khan took to social media to inform that she has taken the Covid vaccine, and urged people to not only get the jab but also help their staff get it too. IANS CHANDIGARH | SATURDAY | 29 MAY 2021 With another lockdown in place, Pollywood stars have devised interesting schedules to keep themselves happy & healthy Gurnaaz Kaur S TAY home, stay safe is the way to fight this pandemic. While some can rely on work from home, actors don’t really have that option. Otherwise used to spending long hours in shoots and picking up different activities to match their new roles, Pollywood stars are now confined to the four walls of their homes. So, what is it that they do to keep themselves occupied? How do they creatively satisfy themselves? Here’s what they have to say: Time management JOBANPREET SINGH Work has come to a halt but there’s still a lot of work that I am doing in this time. I am among those people who start their day really early. I start at 5 am, do some meditation, then spend two to three hours at my home gym. After that, I prepare my breakfast and sit down for at least three hours of uninterrupted work. I am writing a web series and a movie. In the evening, again I work out for two hours. By 9:30-10 pm, I hit the bed. This routine helps me keep my mind and body fit. There’s so much to do… Embracing domesticity DRISHTI GREWAL I recently got married, so these three weeks have been a honeymoon period for me. I am spending time with my in-laws and my husband. Alongside, I have started my YouTube channel and I make sure to vlog at least thrice a week. I capture little things from life and try to deliver some message with it. My idea is to spread positivity to my viewers. Dev Kharoud Taking a break SIMI CHAHAL Thankfully, in this lockdown I am in India with my mother. Last year, I was in Canada and I was worried for everyone here. In between, when work resumed, we finished two films that are in post-production now, so there’s this sense of accomplishment. It feels more like a break after good work. Reading, watching cinema in different languages, observing every character that has been critically appreciated, these are things I keep myself busy with. I’ve started work on two more films. Jobanpreet Singh Looking forward BINNU DHILLON These days health has become the biggest priority. All the more so because we are stuck at home, no gyms are open, physical activity is limited, so I along with my family do a lot of exercise at home. In the remaining Ray of hope A STILL FROM RAY Netflix on Friday announced the release date of its new series Ray. Based on Satyajit Ray’s short stories, the anthology series stars Manoj Bajpayee, Gajraj Rao, Ali Fazal, Shweta Basu Prasad, Anindita Bose and Kay Kay Menon among others. It is set to premiere on Netflix on June 25. Four different tales of love, lust, betrayal and truth, tied together by the visionary writings of Satyajit Ray. Each story in Ray explores vulnerabilities and multiple shades of each character. It’s directed by Abhishek Chaubey, Srijit Mukherji and Vasan Bala. A revolutionary filmmaker, Satyajit Ray is also celebrated for writing some of the best short stories India has ever seen. Vastly varying in genre and style, these stories are full of thrills, twists and turns with a strong emotional core. This will be the first time that four of his curated stories will be aired on OTT. Binnu Dhillon time, I dedicate myself to movies and music. Then we do conference calls. There’s the script writer, the director, and other technical crew, we work on how to polish our stories. I can assure you that our future projects will depict that difference. The detailing will be visible to everyone. Now, I am simply waiting for the lockdown to be lifted. Such big industries have crumbled down, ours had just begun to gain ground. I hope we are able to start from where we left. Still working… DEV KHAROUD In this stressful environment, it’s not easy to keep your mind sane. I can’t wait to be back at work. We were shooting Bai Ji Kuttange when this lockdown was imposed, and that had to be stopped. But in my opinion, Simi Chahal every actor is like a fauji. Even when he is not in the field, he is still working. Inder Paul and I are planning new content, especially a sequel of Blackia 2. Apart from that, I work out morning and evening, and find ways to keep my immunity high. Army of the Dead stands out for its VFX & music Mona Area 51, 4th of July, a nuclear bomb drops in the Sin City with an ‘uninfected quarantine camp’. Army of the Dead with all Of death & destruction Film: Army of the Dead Directors: Zack Snyder Cast: Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Matthias Schweighöfer, Nora Arnezeder, Richard Cetrone, Huma Qureshi Rating: NET, FLICKS & MORE its zombies in the foreground draws an uncanny parallel to current listless state the world is in. The plot is simple– there is Jack Black mourns the demise of Kevin Clark Hollywood actor and musician Kevin Clark, who KEVIN CLARK played the role of Freddy Jones in movie School of Rock, passed away on May 26. He was 32. The actor died due to a bicycle accident. As per reports, Clark had been riding his bicycle in Chicago, when he was hit by a JACK BLACK vehicle at approximately 1:20 am on Wednesday. He was subsequently pronounced dead at the Illi- nois Masonic Medical Center. As soon as the news broke, fans of Kevin Clark took to social media to pay their tributes to the young star. Actor Jack Black, who played lead in School of Rock, took to Instagram on Thursday to pay a heartfelt tribute to Kevin Clark. He wrote, “Devastating news. Kevin is gone. Way too soon. Beautiful soul. So many great memories. Heartbroken. Sending love to his family and the whole School of Rock community.” c m y b a treasure and there is a team, which has 96 hours to get the ticket out of the boredom of regular life. Would they dare to pull a zombie heist? Well, this band under Scott Ward (Dave Bautista) does it for sure. Coming from director Zack Snyder, who started with Dawn of the Dead (2004) and has Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017) to his credit, has expectations to live up to. This film thrives on its core strength – the dread it builds in Las Vegas. Death, rebirth, destruction, renewal—an infinite loop that goes on and on, a question that the pandemic-stricken world is grappling with. The different characters aim at the global appeal – yes, it’s English, but we hear French, German and Spanish phrases. There is Huma Qureshi playing Geeta. As this 148-minute film jumps from one subplot to another, the death and destruction constantly keep one hooked. Bautista has got slick moves, Richard Cetrone as the alpha zombie lord is menacing. Qureshi is pivotal to the plot and lives the part in few minutes that she gets on screen. One starts to get fond of Dieter (Matthias Schweighöfer), Vanderohe (Omari Hardwick), Lily (Nora Arnezeder) and others but alas, we are living in the zombie land. Now, Kim Kardashian trolled for wearing ‘Om’ earrings Getting an earful Reality star Kim Kardashian recently got herself in trouble after she shared pictures of her wearing earrings with the sacred ‘Om’ carved on them. Kim shared a series of pictures on her social media, donning her beautiful body in a body-hugging shimmery red gown which she wore along with a full-sleeve floral blazer, long nails with nail art and her makeup with red eye shadow on point. She accessorised her look with oversized hoop ear- rings with ‘Om’ carved on them. However, as soon as the pictures went viral, Kim became target of trolls. Social media users started calling her out for ‘cultural appropriation’ and demanded an apology. the mighty antagonists, call them half-dead or shamblers, are no ordinary corpses coming to life at importunate moment, but in Snyder’s world they are pretty athletic, and much like a quintessential Bollywood hero fond of showing off prowess in one-to-one combats. The story ends as most treasure hunts do. Army of the Dead is not for the weak-hearted. But if zombies entice you, feel free to enter this mesmerising world full of a zombie tiger and horse, duly lorded over by the king and the queen. What certainly scores for this Netflix release is the music, VFX and computer generated imageries which are spectacular. Happy Deepika Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has featured in the Seven Happy Women list by Chopard under its Happy Diamond campaign. The other names in the list include Aja Naomi King, Jung RyeoWon, Sadie Sink, Anne Nakamura, Dorra Zarrouk and Yang Zi.—IANS
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