05062021-LSTC-01.qxd 6/4/2021 11:20 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Helping out Hrithik Roshan came to the rescue of his fellow members from Cine and TV Artistes’ Association as he donated Rs 20 lakh to the association and also provided ration kits. LUDHIANA | SATURDAY | 5 JUNE 2021 A way out of co-existential crisis Mona W High is the josh! Need more and more trees Yami Gautam ties the knot with Uri director Aditya Dhar Yami Gautam gave everyone a pleasant surprise on Friday evening as she shared the first picture from her wedding. The actress has tied the knot with Uri: the Surgical Strike director Aditya Dhar. It was an intimate wedding with only their immediate family in attendance. Sharing the first picture from their hush-hush wedding, Yami wrote, “In your light, I learn to love – Rumi. With the blessings of our family, we have tied the knot in an intimate wedding ceremony today. Being very private people, we celebrated this joyous occasion with our immediate family. As we embark on the journey of love and friendship, we seek all your blessings and good wishes. Love, Yami and Aditya.” The couple was showered with love and blessings from their fans and friends. Cannes calling ORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY gains a new significance as the pandemic-stricken world tries to work towards a new normal, taking lessons from the past. Conserving water, taking up cycling, saying no to plastic to green drives, celebs share how they have been doing their bit towards a sustainable future. I feel that saving and protecting our natural resources and planting more trees is a great way to save our environment. While I indulge in green practices, today is special that I will celebrate with planting more trees. - Rajniesh Duggal Climate change is at tipping point and a little push can tilt it either way. On World Environment Day, celebs motivate people to adopt sustainable living for a better tomorrow Jodie Foster to be awarded the Honorary Palme d’Or at Cannes 2021 Coronavirus had the coveted Cannes Film Festival cancelled last year. The film festival is now set to return in July by maintaining all the necessary Covid-19 precautions as everyone will have to get tested before entering the venue. And now, Cannes has unveiled the films that will compete in its 74th edition. Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch and Sean Penn’s Flag Day will be competing for the top honours and Oscar-winner Jodie Foster will be presented the honorary Palme d’Or. Foster will also be the festival’s guest of honour at its opening ceremony scheduled for July 6. The actress first attended Cannes when she was 13 as a cast member of the Palme d’Or-winning Taxi Driver. Clean up the environment On this day my thoughts are for the generations to come. We have to go for trees plantations for a cleaner environment and pure oxygen. To stop pollution of toxic gases from industries is another of my concern. - Ranjha Vikram Singh All the right steps I, under the banner of my foundation Dream Buds Foundation, have taken several initiatives for the preservation of environment. The recent was in February when 100 saplings were planted at village Devinagar Abrawan in Mohali. To mark any important occasion such as my birthday, I always plant saplings. Also, I go for car pooling whenever I can as it helps improving the air quality. – Diljott YASH SINHA Plastic is a big no While I live environmentfriendly the entire year, World environment Day is a very good concept. Reviving our damaged ecosystem is the need of the hour. I plant saplings as often as possible. Plastic is big no no. I have switched to cloth bags for shopping. Apart from this, whenever I go out to eat something, I ensure SANJAY GAGNANI not to use plastic cutlery. These might be little things but help hugely towards our green goal. - Rajat Verma RAJAT VERMA Small deeds, big results For reducing the carbon footprint, I walk and cycle. Secondly, I don’t buy single-use VIKAS RAO plastics, and opt for reusable items. Small individual efforts like growing trees, making cities green or cleaning up trash alongside beaches can ensure a cleaner environevery vehicle owner ment. - Vikas Rao must do without fail to Change your habits have cleaner air. At our We are the only inhabi- home, we try to have tants of this planet who green space around us. have always taken mother My wife Amrapali Gupnature and her capacity to ta has a lot of plants and absorb our irresponsibili- herbs planted in our ty towards her for grant- balcony which not only ed. Over the last few help in the restoration years, I have been con- of the ecosystem in a sciously making an small way but also radiattempt to change habits ate a spark of positivity. that may harm nature. I Yash Sinha deeply care for water conservation and at my level I Water conservation try my best to preserve Climate change is a realiwater during any house- ty because of our negligence and we must take hold or personal work. - Sanjay Gagnani preventative measures before it’s too late. I conCheck air pollution serve and save water. I I believe we all have have substituted plastic become conscious about with safer and environour environment. Air pollu- ment-friendly materials tion is a very serious con- and I am trying to grow as cern looming over us today many plants around me and I ensure to get my cars while encouraging others checked for the PUC regu- also to do so - Vivana Singh firstname.lastname@example.org larly. This is something that RANJHA VIKRAM LIVE IN HARMONY Bhumi Pednekar runs her social media advocacy platform Climate Warrior that aims to educate people about climate change. “When I was 8 or 9 years old, I used to think what would happen if our water level rises or what would happen if one day our planet becomes too hot? Because in school you are taught about such things and that stayed with me,” says Bhumi. As a Climate Warrior, she says, “My goal as a climate warrior this year is to see if people would adopt planet-conscious behaviour. We do see that there is a lot more replantation than deforestation. Ten years from today I want to look back and be like “Oh wow! We are happily coexisting with all those millions of species that rightfully share this planet with us.” BHUMI PEDNEKAR Raj & DK once again create a well-crafted espionage thriller in which Samantha Akkineni scores & Manoj Bajpayee is stellar as always This man packs more than a punch Nonika Singh If The Family Man’s first season was one of your favourite series of the year 2019 there is no reason you will not be hooked to the second one. Raj and DK team is once again at the top of the game as they deliver a taut and suspenseful peep into the world of undercover agents on the tail of terrorists. Indeed, the protagonist of the first one, Srikant Tiwari (Manoj Bajpayee), is very much alive and kicking. Only he has had enough of his cat and mouse games and turns to the computer mouse as he lands a corporate job. But once an agent always an agent. Soon he is drawn back into the vortex of terror games. Raj and DK move into a new territory this time. Sri Lankan Tamil rebels it is. With many dialogues in Tamil they create this world with exactness and detail and the canvas gets bigger with some of the action happening in foreign locales. NET, FLICKS & MORE Web series: The Family Man 2 Directors: Krishna DK, Raj Nidimoru & Suparn Varma Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Samantha Akkineni, Priyamani, Sharib Hashmi, Sunny Hinduja, Sharad Kelkar, Darshan Kumaar, Dalip Tahil, Seema Biswas, Asif Sattar Basra and Shahab Ali Rating: Yes, one could argue the logic behind bringing forth Sri Lankan Tamil issue at this point in time when most of us believe that the issue is dead and buried. With an extended disclaimer at the start of the series you can simply deem it a fictional narrative. But the uncanny similarity to the world around us can’t be dismissed. Like the first season this one too humanises not just undercover operatives but even those on the other side. At the end of the day they all are family men or women even if family members as in the case of Raji (Samantha Akkineni) are not around. Samantha rises like agility personified and she acts with her body. If her action sequences are superlative, so is her acting prowess. Her anguish is writ in the ice-cold expressions and zeal in every sinew of her body. Of course, the need to paint her darker than she is a point one can take issues with. But the subject of Tamil Eelam is handled with sensitivity and with no value judgements attached, except perhaps that violence can’t be the answer or solution to thoryn issues. Like the previous season, it harks upon the collateral damage; innocent lives being lost and normal people being branded terrorists. But the series doesn’t make grandiose political statements, only a hint here and there as Srikant tells JK Talpade (Sharib Hashmi), “We work for national security, who occupies the chair is immaterial.” Manoj Bajpayee as Tiwari, c m y b beleaguered as much by a failing marriage as threat posed by terrorists, like always is stellar. So is his partner JK and their chemistry is as sparkling as ever. Besides Samantha, who is lethal and intense, a bunch of actors of South Indian cinema especially Ravindra Vijay as Muthu, make their presence felt. In its own way, the series bridges the North-South divide as also mocks North Indians’ understanding of South. For, don’t we see the diverse South Indian states as one big conglomerate and under one umbrella? The writing is sharp and packs more than a punch without going over the board. But for the complexion bias in portraying Tamilians, there are no stereotypes here. Yes, a couple of plot twists, especially the kidnapping angle are on the expected lines but even in those, the makers create enough ‘heart in your mouth’ moments. Thrills abound as the thriller takes you from one episode to another often in a non-linear fashion. The manner in which the makers interweave certain sub-plots of the previous season is commendable. Yes, a few characters from season one Arvind (Sharad Kelkar) get a short shrift. But new ones like Seema Biswas as the country’s determined Prime Minister add enough zest. Like the start-up owner who keeps hammering Srikant ‘don’t be a minimum guy’, the series goes in for the maximalist approach but without compromising on the micro. It paints the big picture with subtle and not-so-subtle reminders of what it means to be constantly under the radar to ensure the country doesn’t go down. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video, catch the riveting spy games as the Season 2 rises many notches above binge watching content and even promises a third one. Cheers to our very own espionage franchise. email@example.com Family expansion theory Aparshakti Khurana and his wife Aakriti Ahuja are currently on cloud nine as they are expecting their first child together. The couple shared the good news via their social media post. Making the announcement, Aparshakti took to his Instagram handle on Thursday night and posted a beautiful monochrome Aparshakti Khurana picture in which he is and wife Aakriti seen kissing announce pregnancy his wife’s belly. Caption on the picture read, “Lockdown me kaam toh expand ho nahi paya, humne socha family hi expand kar lete hain #preggeralert.” Aakirit also posted the same picture on her handle and captioned it as, “Doing our bit to add to this Baby Boomer generation #PreggerAlert.” Back in March, there were reports of the couple expecting their first child, however, neither of them had confirmed or denied these reports. As soon as they made the announcement, friends and fans started showering their blessings over the couple.
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