27082021-LSTC-01.qxd 26-08-2021 22:59 Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE He’s back Abhishek Bachchan has shared a health update after suffering a ‘freak accident on the sets of his film in Chennai. He said that he had to undergo a surgery and has now resumed work. —IANS CHANDIGARH | FRIDAY | 27 AUGUST 2021 Of credit & credibility Sheetal Blessed with a baby boy! Trinamool Congress MP and actress Nusrat Jahan gave birth to a baby boy at a private hospital in Kolkata on August 26. Nusrat, who was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday evening, gave birth around 12.20 pm as per a hospital source. Both the mother and the baby are doing fine. Reportedly Nusrat’s actor-friend Yash Dasgupta was by her side at the hospital. Expressing joy over the child’s birth, Nusrat’s estranged husband Nikhil Jain in a statement said, “There might be differences between us, but I am wishing the newborn and his mother all the best. I wish the baby boy has a bright future.” Back on track Vikramaditya Motwane’s magnum opus show, Stardust, to resume shoot! Pankaj Tripathi has a soft corner for Punjab, thanks to his friendship with Punjabi actors Ammy Virk and Harrdy Sandhu. As he is just back from Ladakh after a shoot schedule, we catch up with him… D Nusrat Jahan Vikramaditya Motwane’s magnum opus show Stardust is a much-awaited project which will be released on Amazon Prime Video. It stars Aditi Rao Hydari and Wamiqa Gabbi. A source says, “The makers of Stardust had shot for two days earlier, but had to halt the shoot to take necessary precautions against Covid-19’s second wave. It was during that time when all shoots had to be cancelled across the state. So now, they are preparing to go back on the sets.” IRECTOR Anurag Kashyap had recently shared how Pankaj Tripathi has become the common choice for Bollywood directors. It’s no surprise that he has become one of the busiest actors in the industry. Pankaj feels grateful to the film fraternity as well as audience for their love. He says, “When I was busy giving my best, I had no clue exactly at what point time started changing for me. It seems like yesterday when I used to dream of doing the kind of work that I am currently doing. I always wanted people to know me for my craft and thankfully it has happened.” While on the subject of time, the actor has mastered another aspect of it—time management. Ask him how he does it and he says, “I don’t know how, but somehow it all works out. And while many believe that one has to compromise on family time while one is in the peak of his career, it’s not true. I was with my family in my village for some time, then went to shoot in Ladakh for an untitled film. As it’s not everyday that we get to visit Ladakh, I took my family along for an outing. They went back but I stayed on for work.” He touched down the City Beautiful on his way back from Ladakh. Punjab is close to his heart because of his friendship with Ammy Virk and Harrdy Sandhu with whom he has worked in multi-starrer film, 83. He has also shared screen space with Ammy in the National Awardwinning Punjabi film, Harjee- I am often surprised because it doesn’t seem real. But at the same time, I am thankful to the people in the film business who have accepted me with open arms. I would always credit Gangs of Wasseypur to be the turning point in my career and its director, Anurag Kashyap, for reinventing the actor in me. ta. An avid reader, he connects with Hindi writers and their characters. He loves portraying those characters which have made an impression on him. He says, “In Masaan, I played writer Varun Sadhya, which was based on a character from Vinod Kumar Shukla’s novel Deewar Mein Ek Khirkee Rahti Thi.” Not addicted to social media, his advice to youngsters is, “You should be taking advantage of social media but it shouldn’t be vice versa.” He adds, “Social media gives you visibility, but thankfully, my craft does that for me and I am content. For occasions like Diwali or Holi, it is a medium to congratulate people and fans you owe your success to.” From associating himself with commercial films like Mimi, Luka Chuppi, Bareilly Ki Barfi to content-driven cinema such as Masaan, Harjeeta and Newton, the man stands for diversity. Which is why, he was recently hon- Soha Ali Khan & Kunal Kemmu pen children’s book series together Adventures of Inni Penguin Random House India is to publish a series of three picture books from actor duo, partners and parents Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Kemmu, tentatively titled Inni and Bobo, with the first book to be released in 2022. Soha debuted as an author in 2017 with The Perils of Being Moderately Famous, a bestselling memoir published as a collection of essays by Penguin. This is the first time she is writing for young readers. This book also marks Kunal’s debut as an author. The three picture books will take readers through the adventures of a little ‘A journey worth it’ Anupam Kher pens a heartfelt note for Kirron Kher on 36th wedding anniversary Talking to his social media account, Anupam Kher penned a heartfelt post for his wife Kirron Kher as they celebrate their 36th wedding anniversary. Anupam shared some beautiful throwback pictures of himself with Kirron. One of the pictures was from their wedding day and the others were from the earlier days of their marriage. Sharing the throwback pictures on his Instagram account, Kher wrote, “Happy 36th wedding anniversary dearest #Kirron. It has been a long journey with all the possible emotions of laugh- ter, tears, arguments, sharing, friendship, love and togetherness! But a journey worth it. These black and white pics have all the shades of colour in them. Stay safe and healthy. Love and prayers always! @kirronkhermp #Anniversary #Life #Love.” c m y b girl called Inni who loves all animals, but especially cute little puppies. One day this little girl visits an animal adoption centre and wants to take all the puppies home — after all, they’re so cute and adorable! But then she chances upon the floppy-eared Bobo. And her heart is set. She has found her new best friend! Told with a lot of heart, the Inni and Bobo series is not only about a little child finding friendship and the beauty of adopting dogs, but also about empathy and imperative life lessons. Talking about the inspiration behind the book, Soha and Kunal said, “One of (daughter) Inaaya’s favourite things to do is story time, either she’ll bring a book to one of us and ask us to read it to her whilst she looks at the pictures, or then as she says ‘from your mouth’ where she chooses the characters and the setting and we make up the story for her.—IANS oured with the Diversity in Cinema Award at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. His first reaction to this honour was, “I am often surprised because it doesn’t seem real. But at the same time, I am thankful to the people in the film business who have accepted me with open arms. I would always credit Gangs of Wasseypur to be the turning point in my career and its director, Anurag Kashyap, for reinventing the actor in me.” From one Anurag to another (Anurag Basu), with whom he has done the recently released Ludo, the actor’s steady growth in Hindi cinema has been recorded on 70mm screen. From the days when his small roles in big films went without a mention to becoming an actor who plays lead roles, he says one thing remains constant— “I still am a director’s actor. If the director is convinced with a scene, I would never ask for another take. He knows what he wants and my job is to go with his vision. I never watch myself on the monitor.” And does he get time to watch his films? ‘I watch myself in bits and pieces,” says the actor. As for his upcoming projects, he awaits the release of 83. He is also a part of Bachchan Pandey. Another less-talked project of his, a short film Laali has gone to various festival, including Dharamshala Film Festival, Kolkata International Film Festival and Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. A salute to frontline workers In a truly special event on Wednesday evening, the cast and creators of Mumbai Diaries 26/11 unveiled the trailer of the series at the iconic Gateway of India. Mumbai Diaries 26/11 trailer launched at the Gateway of India At the event titled Sahas Ko Salam, the team paid homage to the bravery, commitment and selfless sacrifice of Mumbai’s frontline warriors like doctors and police force in the presence of Minister of Tourism, Environment & Protocol, Government of Maharashtra, Aaditya Thackeray, Aparna Purohit, Head of India Originals, Amazon Prime Video, India, director and creator Nikkhil Advani along with the producers and the cast of the series. Mumbai Diaries 26/11 is a fictional edge-of-the-seat medical drama that is set against the terrifying, unforgettable night that, on one hand ravaged the city, but on the other hand also united its people and strengthened their resolve to stand resolutely against any adversity. It depicts the untold story of doctors, nurses, paramedics, and hospital staff who worked tirelessly to save lives during the terror attacks that devastated the city on November 26, 2008. The series features an array of talented artists, including Konkona Sen Sharma, Mohit Raina, Tina Desai and Shreya Dhanwanthary among others. Mohit Raina Konkona Sen Sharma
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