31082021-LSTC-01.qxd 8/30/2021 11:34 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Real take Anupam Kher recently revealed that he currently lives in a rented apartment in Mumbai and the only home he has ever purchased was for his mother, Dulari Kher, in Shimla. LUDHIANA | TUESDAY | 31 AUGUST 2021 Together, once more Here comes good news for Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson fans! According to the latest buzz, the Marvel co-stars will reunite for an upcoming project titled Ghosted. It is a romantic action film and will be directed by Dexter Fletcher. They were seen together in all four Avengers films of Marvel. Apart from AVENGERS’ the films of the Marvel CO-STARS CHRIS universe, Evans and EVANS AND SCARLETT Johansson have also worked together on films JOHANSSON TO REUNITE like The Perfect Score and FOR GHOSTED The Nanny Diaries. Chris Evans will produce the film along with David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Grange of Skydance for Apple TV. It will be written by Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Apart from this, Chris will be seen in Netflix’s upcoming film, The Gray Man, alongside Ana de Armas and Ryan Gosling. On the other hand, Scarlett will be a part of Wes Anderson’s yet-untitled project. Chris and Scarlett are not only on-screen pals, they also share a great bond off-screen and fans can’t wait to see them on big screen yet again. Creative circle Gurnaaz Kaur Mandy Takhar S INGER-ACTOR is passé; Punjabi film industry is now witnessing a trend of actors turning into producers. In November last year, Mandy Takhar and Jobanpreet Singh took up production because they felt the need to be able to choose content that pleases them. Says Mandy Takhar, “Becoming a producer was in the pipeline for a while. It was always something I wanted to venture into after getting a certain amount of experience in the industry. Control of content becomes easier as you are not at the mercy of others to pitch a concept. The workload has increased, but it is very satisfying too.” AMMY VIRK As more and more Punjabi actors turn producers, they say how the workload has increased but the satisfaction levels have gone higher Swaran Sandhu Sharon Stone It was a narration-turned-passion project for Ammy Virk when he decided to dive into the world of production. The actor says, “When the story of Hun Nahi Murde Yaar was shared with me, I immediately wanted to produce it myself.” Shot in the UK, Ammy says it needed a lot of planning, “The complete responsibility of seeing the project through is on your shoulders.” Mandy concurs with Ammy. She explains, “The role of an actor is merely creative, being a producer is looking into the business side of it all; you start thinking input-output commercially.” KARAJ GILL(L) AND AMRINDER GILL process, they end up making some Mandy too wants to add value to the disastrous choices and get exploited. growth of Punjabi cinema and says, Despite our solid Punjabi music and “We will be giving a chance to fresh, film industry, there’s still a dearth of new talent indeed. That’s how I opportunities for talented youth define growth.” For Ammy, it’ll be here. My endeavour is to conabout, “Giving our auditribute to the artistic ences what they want development of the to see and expand people of our region,” Punjabi cinema.” he says. THE ROLE OF AN ACTOR IS PUNJABI TURF Calling it a phase After successof learning and MERELY CREATIVE, BEING A fully dabbling research, the last PRODUCER IS LOOKING in the regional one year was INTO THE BUSINESS SIDE movie-scape enough time for with films in Swaran to underOF IT ALL. Tamil and stand the industry MANDY TAKHAR Marathi, Yoodlee and the kind of content Films, the film arm of viewers demand. His Saregama India, is now plans are to launch more and more young singers, musicians, venturing into the world of Punjabi cinema. They announced their first models and actors via Star Crew. Talking about her future plans, production, which will be helmed by ❝ PROVIDING A PLATFORM Siddharth Anand Kumar Filmmaking or rather producing one is not an easy job, especially for someone from outside the industry. Swaran Sandhu, a businessman, started a production house named Star Crew during the lockdown. He has so far released ten Punjabi songs and is working on a web series. His idea was to give talented youth a platform. “I’ve seen youngsters in Punjab who are into art, music or aspire to become actors going through arduous struggle so that they can go to Mumbai. In the director Simerjit Singh, while actor Amrinder Gill will lead the cast. The film is in collaboration with Rhythm Boyz and will be ready for a theatrical release all early 2022. Siddharth Anand Kumar, VP Films & Events, , Saregama India, says, “Since 2017, we have made over 21 films across genres and explored regional industries with measured success. Our entry into the Punjabi film landscape is guided both by firm research and our rich experience with our first partners — Karaj Gill and Simerjit Singh.” Amrinder Gill, who headlines the cast, is quite excited, “I am thrilled to be working again with director Simerjit after a span of six years. Our last film Angrej was a success and I look forward to creating more good films with him. I am also keen to work with Yoodlee Films.” Wonderful feat for Bellbottom Great respect Age wise Hollywood star Sharon Stone says she always thought she would like to get older like a dancer as they age beautifully and have great posture. Stone shared this on The Drew Barrymore Show, which airs on Zee Cafe in India. Actress Drew Barrymore asked Stone: “How do you look exactly the same?” To which Stone replied: “Well, I think as we grow older, we have to negotiate with Hollywood Mother Nature. When we’re young and we’re going star Sharon Stone crazy, we’re experimenting says she always and we’re so curious. I thought she would think as we get older, we like to get older have to change.” The 63like a dancer year-old actress added: “When I got to be 40, I thought, I am going to get older. I always thought that the women who were dancers aged so beautifully, and they had great posture. I thought I had to behave more like a dancer. I’m going to have to eat better. Hence I’m thoughtful about what I put in my body, and the way I treat it so that I get to keep it.” — IANS Picture tweeted by Akshay Kumar Akshay Kumar’s latest release, Bellbottom has achieved a ‘towering feat’ literally, as the film is being screened at the world’s highest mobile theatre in Leh, which has made lead star Akshay Kumar’s ‘heart swell with pride’. Taking to his official Instagram handle, Akshay Kumar posted a story along with AKSHAY KUMAR a picture from Bellbottom being screened at the theatre in Leh. The actor captioned his post as, “Makes my heart swell with pride that Bellbottom was screened at world’s highest mobile theatre at Leh. At an altitude of 11562-ft, the theatre can operate at minus 28 degrees centrigrade. What an amazing feat!” Richa to play a cop Price tag on cape! The trailer of upcoming show Candy has been launched. The story revolves around politics, ambition, murder and mystery. Featuring Richa Chadha and Ronit Roy, the show premieres on September 8 on Voot Select. About her role of DSP Ratna in the show, Richa says, “I have always loved to experiment with my character and roles. This is just another opportunity to play a distinct character of a cop. It has been challenging to play this character. — IANS Hollywood singer and actor Jennifer Lopez suffered a fashion faux pas as she arrived at a Dolce & Gabbana event in Venice sporting a floor-sweeping floral cape. It seems that she accidentally forgot to remove the price tag! The price tag was seen hanging on a green silk floral cape that Lopez wore for the event. — IANS Richa Chadha c m y b JENNIFER LOPEZ National Award-winning actress and filmmaker Konkona Sen Sharma says she has a newfound respect for doctors and other medical staff of government hospitals, especially after the pandemic. Konkona is playing a pivotal role in the upcoming web series titled Mumbai Diaries: 26/11. Asked about what intrigued her about the show initially, Konkona said, “Since I know Nikkhil for quite some time now, I knew that he would create a good show on the topic of the terrorist attacks of 26/11. Yes, it is true that 26/11 has been covered in films and shows before, and at times it could be a little tricky to handle the subject from a different perspective. But when it comes to our show, we are using the incident as a backdrop; it is not a documentary. What could happen in the hospital when a deadly terror attack takes place? In the show, we are giving insight into a government hospital, under such a crisis situation.” In the show, Konkona plays the character of Chitra Das. Sharing more details of her character, she said, “Chitra is a social service director of the hospital; she is not a doctor, though she comes from a medical background. But under the circumstances, she, like everyone else, is trying to do her best, beyond her ability to handle a crisis like that.” Mumbai Diaries: 26/11 will release on Amazon Prime Video on September 9. — IANS Konkona says she’s more empathetic towards doctors, frontline workers now
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