23082021-LSTL-01.qxd 8/22/2021 11:55 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE New look Salman Khan is shooting in Russia for Tiger 3. The superstar’s look has been leaked and has caused a tizzy on social media. The 55year-old superstar is seen sporting long reddish brown hair and a beard. IANS LUDHIANA | MONDAY | 23 AUGUST 2021 Aftermath of Grahan Sheetal Hrithik Roshan Vikram Vedha all set to roll After much delay due to the pandemic and change in cast, it seems like the Vikram Vedha remake is finally falling into place. Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan, who are set to reprise the roles of R Madhan and Vijay Sethupathi, will reportedly begin shooting in October 2021. Reportedly, the team of Vikram Vedha remake will head to Serbia for the majority of the shoot followed by a schedule in Georgia. The current schedule is to film the action sequences in foreign locales before returning to India to shoot the dramatic portions of the film. The movie is set to be a thriller starring Vikram, a pragmatic policeman, and his partner Simon who are on the hunt to capture Vedha. When Vedha voluntarily surrenders, he offers to tell Vikram a story, throwing Vikram’s life into disarray. Apart from Hrithik and Saif, Radhika Apte will reportedly play Khan’s lawyer wife in the remake. According to a source, “The makers have decided to release Vikram Vedha remake on September 30, 2022.” Saif Ali Khan Actress Wamiqa Gabbi has never shied away from good work, be it regional cinema or Bollywood movies. Wamiqa, who is currently basking in the glory of her powerful performance in Disney+ Hotstar’s web series Grahan, made her acting debut in Bollywood movie, Jab We Met. A strong believer of ‘You are the choices you make ’ , her aim is to portray good roles. Not afraid of being typecast, she says, “The role of Manu in Grahan is something I enjoyed playing. And if ever given an opportunity to play it all over again, I won’t even think twice before saying yes. The notion is that if one is doing a period drama or romantic film more than twice, it becomes easier each time. But it’s not true. Every time we are offered a role, there has to be a different approach and many other factors involved— from the theme of film to the layers in role to the director’s vision.” About the naysayers that one finds along the way, Wamiqa says her work and commitment towards her craft is the only answer. She After gaining popularity with her recent web series, Wamiqa Gabbi has been inundated with film offers and as an actress, she is not afraid of being typecast says, “Many would say, first become a big name in Punjabi industry, then think of Bollywood. But, there’s no right time for setting high goals for yourself. One has to do it continuously and repetitively. The same goes with the medium, good opportunities can come from television, OTT or films. The best thing an artiste can do is to stay honest to his craft.” About the difference between Pollywood and Bollywood, she says, “Pollywood lacks professionalism in the sense that till today the casting and production- related decisions would happen on the basis of one’s contacts and rapport with groups. Having said that, Punjabi industry has forayed into many new genres like period dramas, action and suspense thrillers. I would love to see web series coming out of Die another day? Premiere for Daniel Craig-starrer No Time To Die gets preponed The world premiere of Daniel Craig-starrer James Bond movie No Time To Die has been changed again for the fourth time. The premiere for the movie has been preponed by two days and it will now take place on September 28 and not September 30. The tweet by the official Twitter handle of the movie read, “The World Premiere for #NoTimeToDie will take place on Tuesday 28 September 2021 at London’s @RoyalAlbertHall. Producers Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and director Cary Joji Fukunaga will join Daniel Craig on the red carpet.” The movie is due to be released in the US on October 8. No Time To Die, produced with estimated $200 million, is among the most anticipated movies to release this fall. It marks Daniel’s last outing as the 007 secret agent. However, the Delta variant of Covid-19 has led to a rise in infections in many countries which is raising concern. Recent releases like Black Widow and The Suicide Squad, have had a disappointing run at the box office as studios have released the same films on streaming platforms as well. Celebs mourn WEBSOLUTE FUN Pradeep Guha’s demise Tiger Shroff’s Ganapath gets a release date Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon‘s next, Ganapath, is a mega-budgeted action thriller and is all set to hit the screens next year. Now, the makers have officially announced that the film will release on December 23 2022. The team dropped a video teaser revealing Tiger’s punchline wherein he says, “Apunka do baap hai, God aur janta. Dono ne bola aane ko toh apun aa raha hai. Taiyaar rehna!” Reportedly, the film is Part 1 of the series. In the earlier teaser, we had seen Tiger in a brawny avatar with a cigarette in his hand. Sharing the teaser, Tiger wrote for the caption, “Uski hategi to sabki fategi, Aare la hai #Ganapath, taiyyarrehna! #Ganapath in cinemas on December 23, 2022.” Reportedly, the movie is set in a post-pandemic and dystopian era. Ganapath is being directed by Vikas Bahl. Punjab in our language.” About her upcoming projects, she has been reading a number of scripts post-Grahan. “The series has helped me gain a wider audience and Bollywood projects have the pan-India target. There’s another web series in the pipeline, but given the pandemic times, it depends on other things.” While the actress is tightlipped about it but the buzz is that she will play the younger version of Sivagami in the prequel series to the Baahubali franchise, which will air on Netflix. Another Punjabi movie, Galwakdi, starring Tarsem Jassar opposite her awaits its release after being postponed twice since last year. Also, it is rumoured that her successful Malyalam sports comedy, Godha, will get a Hindi remake and she will be reprising her character. About the controversy that Grahan created, she says, “People have this habit of forming a perception without watching the whole thing and they misled others in the process. I am glad that it was put to rest post the release. I am from Punjab and I would never do something that would hurt the sentiments of Punjabis. I have got so many congratulatory messages from many co-stars and people from Pollywood fraternity.” A daughter of a writer, Wamiqa loves to read and feels privileged to have been introduced to books so early in her life. Renowned media professional and producer of the film Fiza, Pradeep Guha has passed away after a prolonged battle with liver cancer. He passed away on August 21 after being put on a ventilator. Reportedly, he was diagnosed with advanced-stage liver cancer. Guha’s wife Papia and son Sanket announced his death via a statement that read, “We regret to announce the sad demise of our dear Pradeep Guha. No condolence visit at home due to Covid restrictions. Please keep him in your prayers.” Celebrities expressed their grief on social media. Priyanka Chopra wrote, “You were my forever champion. Your random calls of encouragement, your zest for life and your ambition was something I have always admired so much. This loss is so personal.” Chills & thrills Horror, comedy and reality, here’s the list of new releases on OTT August 26: STAND UP SHORTS ON AMAZON PRIME VIDEO This one-hour special kicks off with an exhilarating and hilarious comic act with Shreeja Chaturvedi who will effortlessly make viewers laugh with some funny anecdotes from her time spent in differ- ent towns across India. The joyride continues with Shankar Chugani, Ramya Ramapriya and Aadar Malik, who recently showed his comic potential in LOL: Hasse Toh Phasse. August 27: TITLETOWN HIGH ON NETFLIX August 25: POST MORTEM ON NETFLIX In the South Georgia town of Valdosta, also known as Titletown, football rules and winning is paramount—but The Wildcats are a long way from their glory days. From creator and executive producer Jason Sciavicco , Titletown High follows the nation’s best high school football team as they tackle ageold rivalries, teenage romance and real-life drama while vying for a championship title under head coach Rush Propst. Live Hallangen is declared dead. Hours later she suddenly wakes up on the forensic table. A dark, insatiable hunger has awoken in her. Meanwhile, her brother Odd tries to keep the family-driven funeral home afloat, but the stagnant death rate in the Norwegian town of Skarnes makes it impossible. It stars Kathrine Thorborg Johansen, Elias Holmen Sørensen and André Sørum. c m y b SSR’s sister Shweta Singh remembers late actor on Raksha Bandhan ‘Love you Bhai’ On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s sister Shweta Singh Kirti took to her social media account and penned a sweet note for her brother. Along with her note, Shweta also shared an unseen childhood pic of herself with Sushant. In the picture, little Sushant is seen smiling wide with his arm linked to Shweta wearing black bottoms and a red striped tshirt. Sharing the picture, Sushant’s sister wrote, “Love You Bhai, we will always be together #GudiaGulshan.” Seeing the post, fans got emotional as they took to the comments to write, “Miss you Sushant. Hum Aapko kabhi neheye bholenge ape hamara dilo mea hamesa jinda reho,” another user wrote, “Ap behno ka bhi yogdan hai ham sab ki aankhein kholne mei. Happy Raksha Bandhan. He is watching us all.” Last year as well, Shweta had shared a collage of pictures on Raksha Bandhan.
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