01092021-LSTC-01.qxd 01-09-2021 00:02 Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Be kind Bollywood star and animal-lover John Abraham has joined the new Mercy For Animals India’s campaign, encouraging people to be kind to animals. CHANDIGARH | WEDNESDAY | 1 SEPTEMBER 2021 ‘I am deeply spiritual’ Mona W HAT you think, you become, is the dictum actor Raj Arjun lives by. The same has been his idea of getting into the skin of the characters he essays. So, to play titular role in web series Sabka Sai, the first thing he did was to empty his bedroom of everything and place pictures of Sai on the walls. “Believe it or not, if you dwell on someone too long, even your features start getting similar.” It was not an easy role to take up. The offer to play Sai had come to Raj twice, before MX Player approached him. “I never thought I was ready A STILL FROM SABKA SAI DEEPIKA PADUKONE Hollywood calling... Deepika Padukone is all set for her Hollywood comeback. The actress is going to produce as well as act in an upcoming cross-cultural romantic comedy. The film will be developed by STXfilms. Adam Fogelson, the studio’s chairman announced the film on August 31. The film will be co-produced by Deepika under her banner, Ka Productions. Taking to her Instagram stories, Deepika informed her followers and fans about the major development in her professional life. The studio is also in negotiations with Temple Hill Deepika Productions Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen Padukone is all set (the Twilight franto produce as well as chise, The Fault in Our Stars, Love, act in an upcoming Simon) to develop cross-cultural the project. romantic comedy Commenting on the announcement, Adam Fogelson said, “There is a reason Deepika is one of the biggest global stars to come from India. She is enormously talented with an infectious personality and her profile continues to grow as an international superstar. While she has been a phenomenal success in many Eros International films, we are thrilled to be building a romantic comedy with her and our friends at Temple Hill. We believe this project gives us the opportunity to tap into the spirit, voice, characters and vibrant settings of India and New York.” Actor Raj Arjun, who plays the titular role in the web series Sabka Sai, says meditation is a way of life for him to shoulder such a big responsibility,” he says. Comfortable in negative roles, the idea of becoming a saint was baffling for him. So much so that when he first held a meeting for Sabka Sai, he thought he was called for the role of a daku! “Brijesh Karanwal had mentioned about the show and shared how I would be cast in a daku’s’ role; I was already flexing my muscles, knowing that it was my space to shine in. But as the meeting progressed and I was offered the lead role, I was hesitant,” Raj admits. As the role came to him for the third time, Raj accepted it as Sai’s will and put in all his efforts to play the role. “I am deeply spiritual; meditation is a way of life for me,” says the Secret Superstar actor. The series was delayed due to the pandemic before the shoot could finally be completed. For the director of Sabka Sai, Ajit Bhairavkar, Raj says, “He scarcely praises you; one literally has to dig for compliments. Ajit is from Shirdi and his research was thorough. Together each night after the shoot, we would minutely examine every scene for the day next.” A family entertainer Fantasy-comedy Annabelle Sethupathi set for a direct-to-OTT release Multi-lingual fantasy-comedy Annabelle Sethupathi is all set to premiere on Disney+ Hotstar on September 17. The film, which stars Taapsee Pannu and Vijay Sethupathi, will be released in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. The narrative intertwines humour and emotion, thereby making it a family entertainer. While Vijay essays the role of a romantic king, Taapsee Pannu will be seen in dual role — as a queen and modern-day burglar! Director Deepak Sundarrajan said, “Annabelle Sethupathi is a truly special story. And the supremely talented cast, including Vijay Sethupathi and Taapsee Pannu, brought the script to life. A STILL FROM ANNABELLE SETHUPATHI These actors brought in their brilliant craft and lifted the interesting material on the page. This isn’t just a fantasy-comedy, it is rich and promises a ride of emotions—laughter, tears, emotion, drama, thrill, fear and Malaika turns entrepreneur Sporty spirit After spending over two decades in the industry, building a robust career in the world of Bollywood and television, Malaika Arora has now decided to venture into entrepreneurship. She says, “Our goal at Malaika Arora Ventures (MAV) is to actively look out for and purposively invest in lifestyle, health and wellness brands. Label Life, Sarva Yoga and now Nude Bowl have been our first steps in each of the three directions we have had in mind — fashion, fitness and wellness. But that’s not it. We are already in talks with more such brands and expanding ourselves into the overall well-being segment, including beauty and health.” She adds, “I personally believe in the comprehensive well-being of our body. The idea is to promote good health inside-out and we have barely scratched the surface as of now.” Ever since we celebrated National Sports Day on August 29, it has been raining medals at Tokyo Paralympic Games. As Monday marked a historic moment for India, with our athletes winning five medals, including two golds, two silvers and a bronze, tweets and congratulatory messages starting pouring in from celebs. love—which makes it the biggest family entertainer. I am thrilled that people will be able to enjoy Annabelle Sethupathi from the comfort of their homes, as it makes a grand premiere on OTT.” A sports enthusiast, actor Abhishek Bachchan was the first to tweet in support of Singhraj Adana, who won Bronze on Tuesday morning. “Singhraj Adana makes a mark and how! Congratulations Filmmaker Karan Johar took to Instagram on Monday to applaud his mother, Hiroo, for emerging victorious after going through two massive surgeries during the pandemic. The filmmaker shared a video of his mother in the hospital. Karan penned down a heartfelt note that read, “My mother … My superhero! She has had two massive surgeries in the lockdown…. In the past eight months… Her spinal fusion surgery (the brilliance of Dr Bhojraj) and her right knee replacement (the genius of Dr Maniar). She endured both surgeries with her indomitable spirit and a sense of humour…. She is nearly 79 but has the spirit and zest for life like a millennial! I am so proud of her …. I love you so much Mama! Your babies are waiting at a home with a cake and a song.” feel so fortunate that I could work in all these languages,” says Raj, who will soon be seen in Malayalam film Khajuraho Dreams. “My approach to a character remains the same; however, I have to work thrice as hard as I don’t know these languages,” he says. Already working on other web shows, he is overwhelmed with the response he got for Sabka Sai, released on August 26 on MX Player. The Season 1 has 10 episodes, and Raj is hopeful that Season 2 will soon be a reality. email@example.com KARAN JOHAR WITH HIS MOTHER HIROO My mother endured both surgeries with her indomitable spirit and a sense of humour. She is nearly 79, but has the spirit and zest for life like a millennial! Bollywood celebrities congratulate athletes who have bagged medals at the Tokyo Paralympic Games WORDS OF PRAISE FOR THE CHAMPIONS… ■ “Got off a plane and good news was awaiting me... Heartiest Congratulations Avani Lekhara for Winning #Gold. You’ve made history & made the Nation proud #TokyoParalympics ” — Ajay Devgn ■ “Congratulations #AvaniLekhara for hitting the bulls eye and creating history by becoming the first Indian woman to win a #Paralympics gold medal. — Akshay Kumar ■ “This is incredible! Congratulations to all the athletes on the amazing wins!” — Anil Kapoor ■ “Gold! A Paralympic record and a historic win. Congratulations! @AvaniLekhara.” — Tahir Raj Bhasin ■ “It’s raining medals for India today at the #TokyoParalympics. Congratulations Devendra and Sundar Singh for winning the silver and bronze medals in men’s #Javelin throw F46. India is proud of you.” — Gautam Rode on the #Bronze in Air Pistol at #TokyoParalympics,” he posted. In a separate tweet on Nishad Kumar’s silver win, he wrote, “High c m y b Hailing from a business family, Raj feels passionate about acting and before coming to Mumbai had done theatre in his hometown Bhopal for more than a decade. It is only after years of struggle that he was noticed. “Recognition has come late for me. Secret Superstar gave me an identity and work followed,” he says. While he would next be seen in Thalaivi and Love Hostel, he also got work in South-Indian films after Secret Superstar. “I got a Tamil film first, then Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. I Karan applauds his mother Sheetal CLOSE WATCH PASSION FOR ACTING Jump is my favourite track & field event and as someone who participated in it in school, I wished someone would win a medal for India. Thank you, @nishad_hj, for making us proud at #TokyoParalympics with a silver.” RAINING MEDALS Actress Taapsee Pannu tweeted, “Javelin again! Gold again! And with that the medal tally for India in Paralympics goes to 8! Congratulations Sumit Antil!” What champions!!! I think with the way we are going, javelin can soon compete to become our national sport! Davendra Jhajharia and Sundar Singh Gurjar.” HARYANVI TOUCH Actor Randeep Hooda couldn’t hold back his emotions and tweeted in his mother tongue, “Lath Gaad Ke, Paad Ke, Fer Gaad Diya”, which translates to how Javelin thrower Sumit Antil had earlier made a world record, which he himself uprooted and set a new one. He went on to praise Devendra Jhajaria too, with a tweet, “Cha Gayo Chore!! (What a boy) @DevJhajharia Legend !! Three #Paralympics #JavelinThrow medals for #DevendraJhajharia .. #ParaAthletics #Tokyoparalympics2020”. Not to forget Avani Lekhara, whom Randeep calls the golden girl as he sent a congratulatory message, “Extremely happy that a forester #AvaniLekhara has brought gold to our country. She creates history to be the first to bring Gold in the #ShootingParasport . Cheers to you golden girl.”
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