06062021-LSTL-01.qxd 6/5/2021 11:28 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Sizzling! The teaser of Badshah and Astha Gill’s new song Paani Paani, featuring Jacqueline Fernandez, has been unveiled. IANS LUDHIANA | SUNDAY | 6 JUNE 2021 Fawad Khan in Ms Marvel? The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is one of the largest groups in the world when it comes to movies and shows. Superheroes, including Black Widow, Captain Marvel, Iron Man and Captain America, are household names today. However, the biggest leap towards diversity came with the upcoming TV series Ms Marvel introducing MCU’s first on-screen Muslim-American superhero. Now, we hear that Fawad Khan, who was seen in films such as Kapoor & Sons and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil among others, has also been roped in for this project. Haroon Rashid took to Twitter to announce the same as he wrote, “Wow! Fawad Khan set to appear in Ms. Marvel – the Disney+ series about Marvel’s first titular Muslim character. He’s listed on the show’s official IMDb page. Farhan Akhtar, Nimra Bucha and Samina Ahmad are reportedly part of the cast too. Marvel yet to comment. Amazing if true.” Meanwhile, Farhan is currently stationed in Bangkok, along with an international cast and crew, for the shoot of a project with Marvel Studios. All other details of the project are under wrap. Actor Puri arrested under POCSO Actor Pearl V Puri of Naagin 3 fame was arrested on June 4 for allegedly raping a minor girl. Sharing details, Sanjay Patil, DCP Zone 2, Mira Bhayander Vasai Virar, said, “The incident is old but the 17-year-old minor victim complained to us along with her mother at the police station and we registered a case under Section 376 (rape) of IPC and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) Act, 2012.” Since it’s a POCSO case, bail has been denied and the case will be heard in court on June 7. Till then, Pearl will remain in the police custody. Meanwhile, Pearl’s friends and colleagues from the industry have come forward to show support. Ekta extends support Ekta Kapoor expressed support for actor Pearl V. Puri. Ekta says she has voice notes and messages of the alleged victim's mother claiming that the rape and molestation charges are sto- As we celebrate June as Pride Month to show solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community, celebs, who have played gender-fluid characters, say sensitisation about inclusivity is the need of the hour Urvashi Rautela recently posted a video on her Instagram where she can be seen practising kickboxing. The caption of the video read, “Prepping hard for my next action film, Doing my own action stunts gonna be so fulfilling & something what I love the most.” Urvashi will be seen in a women-centric action film. To prep for the same, the actress is investing six hours to exercise every day. The schedule includes gym training, fight choreography and horseback riding. And now, the latest buzz suggests that Urvashi will be heading to Sweden for a special training from Wonder Woman Gal Gadot’s trainer Magnus Lygdback. Meanwhile, Urvashi will also be following a strict diet plan which consists of good proteins, slow complex carbs, good fats, and lots of veggies. PAATAL LOK POOJA DEY EESHA AGARWAL Sheetal If I wait for someone else to validate my existence, it will mean that I’m shortchanging myself. – Zanele Muholi, South African activist eing proud of your identity irrespective of your gender, the one you are born into or the one you identify with, and sexual preferences, is a human right. And cinema has the biggest role to play in educating people and create awareness about LGBTQIA+ community. The month of June is celebrated as Pride Month, a trend which started in 1969 to show solidarity for the community. From binge-worthy series like Modern Family and Schitt’s Creek to teen dramas like Sex Education, Riverdale, Elite and 13 Reasons Why to reality shows like Queer Eye and Dance Queen, to documentaries like Tiger King to a sitcom, Brooklyn Nine Nine—foreign content has normalised gender-fluid subjects. Indian movies such as Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavd- In the Wonder league Urvashi Rautela to be trained by Gal Gadot’s trainer for her next! prejudice A STILL FROM HUM BHI AKELE TUM BHI AKELE B ries created by her husband in order to keep their child by proving that a working mother cannot take care of a kid. Ekta posted an Instagram picture with Pearl. She wrote a long note stating that the film industry is as safe or as unsafe as any other business.—IANS Pride without han, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga and Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele and digital series of the likes of Pataal Lok, Geeli Puchi (from Ajeeb Daastaans), Sacred Games, Made In Heaven and Bombay Begums are also doing their bit. But is it enough? We ask the celebs. SEX EDUCATION Youth is the key Zareen Khan has portrayed the role of a lesbian in Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele, a movie recently released on Disney+Hotstar. She feels as a public figure, celebs have the power to educate the audience on such sensitive and important topics. She adds, “This responsibility also needs to be handled with care and not frivolously. When this film was offered to me, I was happy that such an issue was being addressed in Bollywood.” She adds, “Educated and sensitive, today’s youth is all embracing. It was made possible because of sensible media portrayal of the community, namely films and series, shattering prevailing misconceptions and prejudices.” Small steps Pooja Dey, who played a les- For the monthly binge To ring in the celebration of the Pride Month this year, BookMyShow Stream is bringing a compelling line up of films from different corners of the world, all #CuratedWithLove. So, let the movie marathon begin from the comfort of your couch. ■ Ammonite ■ Happiest Season ■ Philadelphia ■ Margarita with a Straw ■ The Danish Girl ■ Portrait of a Lady on Fire ■ Collette ■ M. Butterfly ■ A Fantastic Woman bian in Gandii Baat 5 on AltBalaji, says, “Not only as an actor but as a human being too I am very positive towards gender-fluid Concert for a cause Arijit Singh to raise funds for medical infrastructure in rural areas The second wave of coronavirus has had devastating effects on our country. During this time of crisis, many popular faces have come forward to raise funds and help those in need. Now, ace singer Arijit Singh has come forward to raise funds for people in rural areas by holding an online concert. Arijit shared a video on his Facebook page where he said that a lot of people in rural c m y b areas have been suffering during these times since they do not have access to health care facilities. So, to help them, the singer will hold a concert and all the proceedings will be used to buy various testing equipment, including MRI, CT Scan machines and other medical facilities. The concert will be held on Arijit’s official Facebook page on June 6 at 8 pm. MODERN FAMILY MADE IN HEAVEN topics. I have friends who are of different sexuality and I am proud of them for owning it with pride and challenging our stereotypical society. Though challenging, this role is close to my heart because I know their struggles. I would be happy if my performance can bring even 1 per cent of change in the mindset of my audience.” Breaking stereotypes RIVERDALE OJASWWEE SHARMA Actress Eesha Agarwal hails the move the Indian entertainment industry has made to introduce more gay and lesbian characters in the storyline. She says, “It has broken the ‘just boy or a girl’ stereotype. The audience has become used to watching gender-fluid characters unlike earlier times. It has become all about inclusivity. The issues addressed by these shows are something people don’t talk about normally, and the idea is to normalise the concept. But it sure is a long fight.” A series titled The Bold Type, which is a beautiful love story of Kat and Adena, is what she recently binged on. The city angle It has been one year since director, producer and screenwriter Ojaswwee Sharma released his docu-drama, Admitted, which is the biography of Dhananjay Chauhan, the first transgender student of Panjab University. While making the film, he says he didn’t realise how big the subject was and the impact it could make. He adds, “We don’t understand the underlying issues that simultaneously are at play when we talk about LGBTQIA+ community. I had talked about transgenders because their rights have been recognised so late and there are still problems with the law. Dhananjay has a doctorate degree but has no job. Just one or two trangenders finding a respectable job is just the start, but there’s a long way.”
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