08062021-LSTL-01.qxd 6/7/2021 11:03 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Up next Oh My God will soon be having a sequel and according to reports, Yami Gautam has been roped-in as the female lead for the film. LUDHIANA | TUESDAY | 8 JUNE 2021 Lonely at the top? Mental health struggles are real and the pandemic has made it worse, even tougher for celebs as everything for them pans out in public life A true fighter Sonali Bendre recalls her journey of battling cancer Back in July 2018, actress Sonali Bendre was diagnosed with metastatic cancer and spent months in New York for treatment. After being there for almost five months, she returned to India in December 2018. Sonali is a cancer survivor and over these years, she has spread positivity and awareness about the disease. On Sunday, which happed to be Cancer Survivors Day, Sonali shared thoughts on her tough journey and how she survived it all. She wrote, “How time flies… today when I look back, I see strength, I see weakness but most importantly I see the will to not let the C word define how my life will be after it… You create the life you choose…” In another tweet, she wrote, “…The journey is what you make of it… So remember to take #OneDayAtATime and to #SwitchOnTheSunshine #CancerSurvivorsDay.” ‘Saabis stable’ Dilip Kumar on oxygen support, not on ventilator On Sunday, rumours about Dilip Kumar’s health were doing the rounds on social media. A fake WhatsApp message had gone viral, which stated that the veteran actor was on ventilator. Rubbishing those reports, his wife Saira Banu took to Twitter on Sunday evening and wrote, “Don’t believe in WhatsApp forwards. Saab is stable. Thank you for your heart-felt duas and prayers...” and could help in time.” After the announcement of the film Suicide Or Murder, actress Shwetta Parashar got lots of love from fans, but also threats. “Recognition comes with certain negativity — death and rape threats; abusive comments and more. I did feel bad for a moment, but decided to focus on the love I got and that helped me remain calm.” Mona A S the four-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka pulled out of the French Open tennis championship over the press boycott, it once again raises the big question whether successful stars find it tough to deal with mental health challenges? Covid times have been a nightmare for the emotional and psychological health of people. The slew of suicides that one has seen in Hindi entertainment industry is a glaring example of that. Is it lonely at the top? Does success take one away from friends and family? “I partially agree,” says actor Amitt K Singh. “Long working hours keep you away from the family and also staying connected with friends gets difficult.” British-Asian pop-star Arzutraa, who sings in Hindi, Punjabi and English, opines, “I have lost touch with most of my friends and family; I just can’t connect with them. We have nothing in common. I am like an outcast among my extended family. Almost everyone wants to be your friend due to the fame factor, but I can only relate to artistes.” DEPRESSION IS RIFE The common belief is that people from the entertainment industry are more prone to depression, but actress Puja Agarwal thinks otherwise, “Statistics and reports put India in the top five most depressed countries in the ARZUTRAA ARUN MANDOLA SHWETTA PARASHAR IT’S OKAY TO BE NOT OKAY NAOMI OSAKA THE WAY OUT Support has poured in for Naomi Osaka from across the globe. “Hey Naomi, you are right, they are wrong. I am with you,” posted actor Will Smith in a hand-written note on social media. “Proud of her for exercising this amount of self-care even in the face of huge opposition,” tweeted actress Sanaa Lathan. “It’s incredibly brave that Naomi Osaka has revealed the truth about her struggle with depression...,” WILL SMITH posted Tennis icon Billie Jean King. Lately, many celebs have opened up on mental health issues. Last month, Grammy award-winner Ariana Grande posted on her Instagram account, “Here’s to ending the stigma around mental health… Healing isn’t linear, fun, quick or easy, but we are here and we’ve got to commit to making this time as healthy, peaceful and ARIANA GRANDE beautiful as possible…” world! Every 10th person in India is suffering from anxiety or depression.” She believes whether one is associated with the entertainment industry or not, stress and depression are fast becoming common. “It’s not about the industry; it’s about the nature of the person.” Actor Arun Mandola agrees, “Actors are always in the limelight. When our situation comes out in public, people start talking about it and we become easy targets. Many have taken drastic steps too, so I feel these judgements should stop.” His actor friend Sandeep “It is absolutely in our hands to control our thinking and actions. But for that, the right vision and thought is needed,” says Amitt, whose spiritual inclination helps him stay grounded. “Talking about personal issues always gives you more courage to deal with pressing matters,” believes Sanjay Gagani, who plays Prithvi in the show Kundali Bhagya. Opines Arzutraa, “I’m all for mental health awareness, but I’m against making it look like it’s just a fad ❝ REPORTS PUT INDIA IN THE TOP FIVE MOST DEPRESSED COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD! EVERY 10TH PERSON IN INDIA IS SUFFERING FROM ANXIETY OR DEPRESSION. PUJA AGARWAL, ACTRESS and something that can be treated easily. Mental health needs long-term thought.” She wishes to set up a foundation for helping those who are lonely or suffering in silence. “There are many out there who have no one to talk to and there’s little help they get. With humans spending more time on Zoom, there’s less face-to-face interaction and that really concerns me because it’s going to make people lonelier.” Nahar’s suicide left Arun shattered. “Sandeep was getting good work in Bollywood, yet something was bothering him; I wish I knew (L-R) PUJA AGARWAL, AMITT K SINGH, MEERA DEOSTHALE AND SHAHBAZ KHAN Chellam sir goes viral! Patriotic note Bollywood star Ajay Devgn posted an Instagram note on Monday to celebrate the release of his film The Legend Of Bhagat Singh 19 years ago. The film hit the theatres on June 7, 2002. “It is not sufficient to play a revolutionary like Bhagat Singhji once in your lifetime & career. You need to keep him there constantly... After all, these are those who wrote history with their blood. #19YearsOfTheLegendOfBhagatSingh #RajkumarSantoshi,” wrote Ajay, with a photograph that shows him dressed as Shaheed Bhagat Singh. Ajay won the National Award as Best Actor for his starring role, while the Rajkumar Santoshi-directorial also bagged a National Award as Best Feature Film in Hindi. The historical drama also featured Sushant Singh as Sukhdev, D Santosh as Rajguru and Akhilendra Mishra as Chandrashekhar Azad, besides Raj Babbar and Amrita Rao. Ajay’s upcoming projects are Maidaan, Bhuj: The Pride of India, RRR and his directorial film Mayday, and he also appears in Sooryavanshi and Gangubai Kathiawadi. — IANS Not sufficient to play Bhagat Singhji once in your lifetime, says Ajay Devgn The Family Man 2 premiered on Amazon Prime Video recently. This Raj and DK’s show has been able to impress critics and audiences. From Manoj Bajpayee, Priyamani to Samantha Akkineni and Sharib Hashmi, everyone has delivered terrific performances and they are all getting rave reviews. But, one character of the series is trending on social media — that of Chellam sir! Actor Udayabanu Maheshwaran has played the role of Chellam sir and he helps Srikant (Manoj Bajpayee) to get out of every difficult situation. Though he has very few appearances on the show, yet he is an important part, especially for Srikant. Twitterati have come up with some hilarious memes and #ChellamSir has been trending on social media since the last two days. Some have compared him to Google, while some to Wikipedia and Money Heist’s Professor. These memes will tickle your funny bone for sure. Meanwhile, The Family Man will soon have its third season and as the makers have hinted, the story will be set in the backdrop of the north-eastern belt of India. c m y b Back together Bhumi Pednekar, Akshay Kumar to reunite in Raksha Bandhan Bhumi Pednekar and Akshay Kumar, who were seen together as a married couple in the hit film Toilet-Ek Prem Katha, are all set to reunite in Raksha Bandhan. The film, directed by Aanand L Rai, was aiming for a November 2021 release. However, owing to the pandemic, the film has still not gone on the floors, but will do so on June 21. Ahead of the shoot, it has been revealed that Bhumi Pednekar will be playing the female lead of the film. Announced last year on the occasion of the Raksha Bandhan festival, the movie revolves around the brother-sister bond. Akshay Kumar had then said, “Raksha Bandhan is a special film for all of us, rarely are such pure and simple films made. Can’t wait to begin filming for this one!” Meanwhile, this is Akshay’s second project with Aanand L Rai. He wrapped up Atrangi Re, which also stars Sara Ali Khan and Dhanush, earlier this year.
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