01062021-LSTC-01.qxd 6/1/2021 12:00 AM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Fit & fine Malaika Arora took to Instagram on Monday and shared her journey of regaining strength after being diagnosed with Covid-19 and going through a tough time. CHANDIGARH | TUESDAY | 1 JUNE 2021 We are still not out of danger, but the restrictions will be eased a little as Covid-19 cases decrease. Here’s what these celebs are looking forward to doing then… Actor Joe Lara presumed dead Hollywood actor Joe Lara, who rose to fame after playing Tarzan in the TV show Tarzan: The Epic Adventures, is presumed dead in a plane crash on Saturday. He was 58. The actor was with his wife and five others when the private jet crashed. As per reports, the plane, which was headed to Palm Beach International Airport in Florida, crashed into Percy Priest Lake near Smyrna, Tennessee. As soon as the news of Joe and Gwen’s death broke, fans took to social media to pay tributes to the actor. Joe’s American Cyborg co-star Nicole Hansen also extended her condolences to Joe’s family and tweeted, “My deepest condolences to the family of #JoeLara, my co-star in #AmericanCyborg. Though we had our difference of opinion in many areas, I did have great respect for his work ethic during our time filming the movie in Tel Aviv #RIPJoeLara.” Talking about Joe’s professional journey, the actor had done several action-fantasy roles in movies such as Steel Frontier, Sunset Heat, Gunsmoke: The Last Apache, American Cyborg, The Magnificent Seven, Baywatch and Tropical Heat, among others. MUGDHA GODSE better times MANISH VERMA Mona W HILE we are still dealing with the pandemic, the number of cases going down every single day brings along some hope — of going back to a world where one can venture out, visit loved ones and indulge in things that give joy. As the government eases restrictions and prepares for the unlock, we ask actors what they have missed the most and all that they are looking forward to! day. But due to lockdown, all gyms are closed. Though I am working-out at home these days, gym is a different feel. As soon as things get back to normal, I will hit the gym. — Manish Verma, actor Chill out One thing that I am truly missing, apart from shooting, Travel times ahead I miss travelling and exploring the world… I love tasting new food and collecting knick-knacks. Travelling is like therapy for me I am reading more about the places I want to visit and planning it all out. And the world is healing slowly, so I hope good times will be here soon. I totally intend to take a solo vacation and another with my family. Just a new place can change so much inside of you and heal you. I miss meeting my friends. I love to socialise. I love being around my friends. Plans are made already, just waiting for the lockdown to get over; I will obviously keep the government rules in mind and follow them. — Shivanggi Verma, actress Gym time I am missing the gym badly, as I am a fitness freak. No matter how busy I am, I make sure I go to the gym every be changed to his full name and give respect to him.” Akshay Kumar had announced his film Prithviraj in 2018. is spending time with my best friends — Bhanu and Anant. They live in different cities and it has been over a year since we last met. We have known each other from college and have been a part of each other’s journeys. Once the lockdown is over and it’s safe to travel, I’m looking forward to visiting them or having them come over and chill out just like before. — Shubhashish Jha, actor Missing friends Karni Sena demands change in the title of Akshay Kumar-starrer Prithviraj — Alankrita Sahai, actor Theatre experience SHUBHASHISH JHA I so miss the theatre experience, watching a film on Printmakers from tricity showcase their works in Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi’s virtual exhibition Gurnaaz Kaur In these times of great distress, art can be cathartic. Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi (CLKA) knows the power of art and the relief it provides to its creator as well as admirer. As part of its initiative to keep people connected with the medium, CLKA started a virtual exhibition last year. In its fourth phase, the show is dedicated to printmaking. A click on their website and we get to witness the works of 44 eminent and upcoming printmakers from tricity. Etching, lithography, serigraphy and wood-cut, these prints have an element of originality that is beyond photographic reproduction. With a promise that soon this exhibition will also be displayed at the underpass in Sector-17, Bheem Malhotra, Chairman, CLKA, says, “The pandemic has brought a lot of changes in our lives, but an artist will always be an artist. He converses through his talent and the dialogue is incomplete without his audience. Our motive is to keep the two parties engaged, even if online.” Powerful tool National awardee Mahesh Creative circle MAHESH PRAJAPATI AND HIS CREATION subject. We need press and studio, but unfortunately none of these have been accessible.” On the positive side, he says, “But this time has made us feel things deeply. Be it ourselves or the surroundings, the understanding has evolved.” Emotive note Jaskanwal Jit has showcased her relationship with the City big screen, sitting with others in a cinema hall on a lounge chair with a tub of popcorns! While TV and OTT have come handy, I will watch many films once the theatres open. — Mugdha Godse, actress Explore the world I miss the travel, meeting new people and burying my head in the work I love the most. I have so far kept positive through meditation, workingout and spending quality time with the family as well as friends. I can’t wait to get back to work and travel around the world — Karishma Kotak, actress Meet & greet I miss not one but so many things – meeting my friends and family, and going out. I miss a normal day, routine. I do have my immediate family with me but for over a year, I haven’t stepped out and visited my loved ones. I also had Covid-19, so I know how bad it can get! When the pandemic is completely over, I will travel and meet my extended family. JASKANWAL JIT AND HER PRINT Beautiful in her artwork. She says, “In 60 years, whatever I have achieved is depicted through it. Grey is the colour of the city structure, blue is the open sky and orange is hope. This particular piece is one of the many that I created in the series Emotions in Motions, dedicated to c m y b Chandigarh and what I have become living here.” Art In The Times of Covid 19 Part 4 depicts the works of other artists, including Ishwar Dayal, Nirmal Prakash, Rahul Dhiman, Nutan Dhiman, Manisha Bhatia, Abhishek Tiwari, Manupriya Gautam, JP Singh, Vinod Kumar, Dalvinder Singh, Ajay Sharma, Subhash Shorey, among others. — Ishita Dutta, actress ISHITA DUTTA Environment first! Juhi Chawla files suit against the implementation of 5G Juhi Chawla, who has been doing her bit for the environment, is concerned about the safety of the people and has filed a suit against the implementation of 5G in India. The actress says, “We are not against the implementation of technological advancements. On the contrary, we enjoy using the latest products that the world of technology has to offer, including in the field of BHANU SHRIVASTAV AND HIS WORK Prajapati’s linocut print juxtaposes an image of a tiger and a man. It’s a depiction of our current reality. In his creative expression, Bhanu Srivastav, one of the youngest participants at 21, has given a glimpse into his brother’s life. It took Bhanu three months to make this print and he has faced his share of struggles in the process. “Printmaking is a practical ALANKRITA SAHAI Hoping for Up in arms The Karni Sena has raised objections over the title of Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film, Prithviraj. Talking about it, Surjeet Singh Rathore, president of the youth wing of the Karni Sena, says, “How can they keep the title of the film as just Prithviraj when the film is based on the great Prithviraj Chauhan? We want the title to SHIVANGGI VERMA KARISHMA KOTAK wireless communications. However, whilst using the latter kind of devices, we are in a constant dilemma, because after doing our own research and studies regarding the RF radiation from wire-free gadgets and network cell towers, we have sufficient reason to believe that the radiation is extremely harmful and injurious to the health and safety of the people.”
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