31052021-LSTC-01.qxd 5/30/2021 11:21 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Just jab Adnan Sami got his second jab of Covid-19 vaccine. “Stop obsessing over which vaccine to take. Just get it over with,” he wrote. IANS CHANDIGARH | MONDAY | 31 MAY 2021 ters uit he q for t use pla Ap It’s easy to give into peer pressure and pick up a bad habit like smoking. Celebs tell us how to say ‘no’ to tobacco Butchering of image… Bollywood actor Sonu Sood on Sunday reacted to a news item saying a mutton shop has been named after him. Sonu reacted to a news video in Telugu which says a mutton shop has been named after him in Karimnagar, Telangana. Reacting to the news on Twitter with a humourous tone, the actor wrote: “I am a vegetarian..N mutton shop on my name? Can I help him open something vegetarian?” Amid the ongoing second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the actor has been arranging oxygen concentrators and other necessary equipment for Covid patients. —IANS Sonu Sood reacts to mutton shop named after him Domestic issue ‘Where are my headphones,’ Anushka asks Virat Kohli during Insta Q&A Virat Kohli recently conducted an Ask Me Anything session on his Instagram page. During the session, the Indian team captain was asked tons of questions by his fans and followers and Kohli selected a few interesting ones to answer. However, out of all the questions, the one that stood out was asked by none other than his wife and actor Anushka Sharma.The question was “Where have you kept my headphones?” To which Virat replied, “Always on the side table, next to the bed, love.” The question was the last question of the session before Kohli signed off. One of the users asked Virat when he will share photos of Anushka and his new-born daughter Vamika and also the meaning of her name. Virat replied saying, “Vamika is another name for Goddess Durga. No, we have decided as a couple to not expose our child to social media before she has an understanding of what social media is and can make her own choice.” The couple had earlier made an appeal for privacy to the paparazzi. JASLEEN ROYAL BALRAJ SINGH Sheetal W HO says quitters can’t be winners? There are many who have quit tobacco at some point of time and happy at the choice they made. As the theme for this year’s World No Tobacco Day is Commit To Quit, we talk to celebs to know about their experience of quitting and helping others to quit. A healthy replacement We all know smoking is bad for health and is rather addictive. Back in college, students around me used to smoke all the time. So, we made this pact—every time my friend wanted to smoke, we gave him an orange or a glass of water. We substituted the urge to smoke with something super healthy. Most people smoke out of boredom and one can control the addiction by adopting some healthy habits. — Jasleen Royal, singer ZEBBY SINGH PRITHVI TANWAR No talk policy Treat your body as a temple. Using tobacco or any other substance will not just harm your body but it affects your loved ones too. I have never tried tobacco in my life, even for fun. I have also tried to encourage a few people around me to quit smoking. One of my close friends used to drink and smoke a lot and I told her several times that she should quit, but she didn’t budge. So, I started giving her cold treatment and asked her to choose between me and tobacco. She chose tobacco and it made us part ways. I ignored her for a while and only used to check on her to find out if she was okay. She eventually quit smoking and adopted a healthy lifestyle. Now, her family is also happy. I think we need to be strict with our friends when they are on the wrong path. One must make a firm decision and true friends will come around. — Prithvi Tanwar, actor Meditation helps While shooting for 21 Sarfarosh - Saragarhi 1897, all the cast members were staying in a secluded place in Gujarat where there was no source of entertainment. One of my co-actors, Prithvi A song to heal BHUMI PEDNEKAR ARJUN KAPOOR Ahead of World Environment Day (June 5), celebrities, including Akshay Kumar, Shilpa Shetty, Bhumi Pednekar, Rajkummar Rao, SonuSood, Arjun Kapoor, Taapsee Pannu and others, have decided to come together for the UN’s special music video. Our Bollywood actors have taken it upon themselves to deliver an important message regarding the environment. The initiative has been supported by the Rajput, who was sharing a room with me, used to smoke. I said nothing as it was his personal choice. But then we got one week off from the shoot. Being a physical trainer myself, I chose to utilise that extra time doing meditation. He got curious and asked me about it and I taught him. On Diwali, a year later, when he called me, I got to know that he continued to practise mediation and had quit smoking. I think tobacco or any such substance stimulates our mind for a short period but meditation helps us reach that state for a lifetime. Focusing our energy on a new activity, which brings joy, is always better than focusing on the word ‘quit’. It only makes you want it more, which is why I never asked Prithvi to quit smoking. He made that choice unknowingly. Balraj Singh Khehra, actor Learn to say no Often, smoking or any unhealthy addiction starts with a nudge from a friend, peer or a co-worker. Saying a firm but polite ‘no’ helps. In other words, nip it in the bud. I have been lucky to be surrounded by actors who are serious about their profession and know how important fitness is to survive in the industry. I do not smoke and have always discouraged people from doing so. 25 years of togetherness Celebrities unite for World Environment Day AKSHAY KUMAR United Nations and the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. The song will drop on June 5 and it is composed by Shaan while Swanand Kirkire has penned the lyrics. Singers B Praak, Adnan Sami, Shankar Mahadevan and Palak Muchhal among others have lent their voices to the song. Talking about the same, environmentalist Asif Bhamla says, “Since the theme is SHILPA SHETTY restoration of the ecosystem this year, the music video focuses on how we need to rejuvenate the planet, the way our forefathers did for us. Bollywood celebrities are role models. Arjun, Taapsee, Bhumi, Rajkummar, Shilpa and Sonu Sood are TAAPSEE PANNU part of the song.” WEBSOLUTE FUN Adventure, fantasy, sci-fi and action—here's the list of top OTT releases for this week Mark the date SWEET TOOTH June 4: The Family Man 2 on Amazon Prime Video India’s most sought-after family man Srikant Tiwari (played by Manoj Bajpayee) will be back to destroy India’s enemy within and outside. This time, Srikant has headed for Chennai. Directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, Family Man 2 marks the OTT debut of Samantha Akkineni, who will be seen as the lead antagonist. June 4: Sweet Tooth on Netflix Produced by Robert Downey Jr, the show makes it to the list of Netflix Originals defining the imaginary dimensions of a post-apocalyptic world. A hybrid boy, half-human and half-deer, named Gus (Christian Convery), befriends a wandering loner named Jepperd (Nonso Anozie). Together they set out on an extraordinary adventure across what’s left of America in search of answers— about Gus’ origins, Jepperd’s past, and the true meaning of home. The series is based on the DC comic book. June 4: Dom on Amazon Prime Video The Brazilian Amazon Original Dom is a crime drama inspired by the true story of a father and son on opposite c m y b RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON sides of the war on drugs in Rio de Janeiro. Featuring eight one hour-long episodes, the series shows the journey of the father and son living opposite lives, often mirroring and complementing each other, while both confront situations which blur the lines between right and wrong. It stars Gabriel Leone, Flavio Tolezani amongst others. June 4: Raya and the Last Dragon on Disney+ Hotstar This film takes us on an exciting, epic journey to the fantasy world of Kumandra, where humans and dragons lived together long ago in harmony. But when an evil force threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, that same evil has returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the legendary last dragon to restore the fractured land. —Zebby Singh, actor DOM It’s been 25 years since Bobby Deol and wife Tania have tied the knot. The couple got married in 1996 and it was love at first sight for the actor. As they clocked the silver jubilee of their wedding, Bobby took to his Instagram page and shared a few unseen photos with his wife. The photos include joyous moments. BOBBY & TANIA
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