06092021-LSTC-01.qxd 05-09-2021 23:30 Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Shoot begins Although Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathan has not been released in cinema halls yet, he has already started the shoot of his next, Atlee, in Pune, along with Nayanthara. CHANDIGARH | MONDAY | 6 SEPTEMBER 2021 ‘I am a hungry actor’ Sheetal ‘Draw some boundaries’ Kriti Sanon slams the media for being insensitive Many celebrities, including Gauahar Khan, Kushal Tandon, Rahul Vaidya and others, have lashed out at the media for their insensitive behaviour during the funeral of Sidharth Shukla. Even Anushka Sharma shared Zakir Khan’s post in which he had slammed the media for the same. Now, Kriti Sanon has also come forward and lashed out at the media. In a long social media post, the Mimi actress wrote, “Shameful! This isn’t news, nor is it Entertainment! Draw some boundaries! Have a conscience!” She further wrote, “Stop hounding people who are dealing with personal loss by flashing your camera in their face at their most vulnerable time.” Kriti’s sister, Nupur Sanon, who was recently seen in music video Filhaal opposite Akshay Kumar, also slammed the media. She said, “Last 24 hours saw the most insensitive behaviour by some media members... Such shallow social media tactics just for some views on posts... It’s so sad to see the humans we’ve become... A family is not being allowed to grieve in peace... I don’t know them personally, but it breaks my heart seeing how they are being forcefully captured in photos and videos even while crying!” A CTOR Iqbal Khan, who is currently in Jalandhar to shoot for his firstever Punjabi film, titled Rabb Di Mehar, is quite upbeat about making a debut in Pollywood. “I am glad that the director, Kapil Batra, thought of me for this role. The mannerisms, walking style and other characteristics of my character are similar to what I am in real life.” Iqbal’s connection with Punjab is deep, as most of his school friends and relatives are from Punjab. “I have studied in two boarding schools — Pinegrove School, Dharampur, and The Lawrence School, Sanawar, near Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, from where Punjab is not far. For me, Punjab is synonymous with happiness. People here are positive.” Actor Iqbal Khan, who is making a Pollywood debut with Rabb Di Mehar, prefers digital platforms over other mediums for the creative freedom they offer Crackdown 1 Web zone Iqbal has worked in various web series, including Crackdown, The Bull of Dalal Street and Ratri Ke Yatri, all on different platforms, in the past few years, but believes OTT affords a lot of creative freedom. “Since TV shows content that can be watched by all, it restricts an artiste on various fronts, whereas films and digital streaming platforms offer a much-relaxed approach. OTT has become a great platform now, but having said that, as long as role is good, I am open to all mediums.” Ask him to pick his favourite character and he says, “I neither have a favourite role from the ones I have done, nor a dream role. I am a hungry actor. It has been just 20 years in the industry and I think I won’t be able to answer about what I liked playing on screen till I turn 75! And as far as dream roles are concerned, it depends on what I am offered and whether it excites me as an actor.” Good sense Iqbal hints at turning a producer later in his career for he believes that actors and directors have a good sense of what the audience wants to watch. He says, “All the big actors and directors in the world have turned producers in due time. An actor or director definitely knows the creative sensibilities of the audience.” Becoming a household name after giving success- ful TV shows one after another, Iqbal forayed into films and then OTT . It has been more than five years that he hasn’t worked in television, but such is his popularity on the small screen that his show Tumhari Paakhi is being re-run on a channel called Azaad! A firm believer in one project at a time philosophy, he will start shooting for Crackdown Season 2, after his Punjabi project, Rabb Di Mehar, which stars Punjabi actor-singer Harish Verma and actress Kashish Rai in the lead roles, ends. “I haven’t watched many Punjabi videos but from the day I have signed this project, I have been watching a lot on YouTube. I saw a range of videos — romance to comedy to intense characters. The Punjabi industry has really picked up. It’s no longer what it used to be 20-30 years ago. The audience for Punjabi cinema is huge too, which in turn helps the revenue, and hence the makers are open to experiments.” Apart from this, Iqbal will also be seen in another Bollywood film, Jalsa, which stars Vidya Balan and is expected to release next year. WEBSOLUTE FUN Secrets, terror & more Stories based on real-life incidents dominate the list of new releases this week… September 8: Candy on Voot Select Candy revolves around politics, ambition, murder, mystery and more. It features Richa Chadha and Ronit Roy in the lead roles. Set against the picturesque backdrop of a boarding school in the mountains, the web series will unleash many secrets. It is directed by Ashish R Shukla. September 10: Kya Meri Sonam Gupta Bewafa Hai on ZEE5 Vidyut Jammwal engaged? Commando actor-Vidyut Jammwal recently visited the Taj Mahal with his rumoured girlfriend, fashion designer Nandita Mahtani. Pictures of the lovebirds have gone viral and there are reports that Vidyut is engaged to Nandita. Vidyut can be seen wearing a white sweat-suit , while Nandita is wearing a white t-shirt with a floral skirt. They are standing in front of the Taj Mahal, holding hands. However, what caught everyone’s attention was the huge diamond ring on Nandita’s finger, which made fans believe that they were already engaged. Congratulatory messages have been pouring in on social media since then. Neha Dhupia shared the picture of Vidyut and Nandita on Instagram Story and wrote, “Best news ever… Congratulations @mevidyutjamwal @nanditamahtani.” She also added a huge red heart to the post. According to reports, the engagement took place three days ago and the two are head over heels in love! Meanwhile, on the work front, Vidyut has an interesting line-up of films that include Khuda Haafiz chapter 2 and Sanak. Recently, he had announced his production house and the first film of Vidyut as a producer will be IB71, an action movie, which will be directed by Sankalp Reddy. September 10: Potluck on SonyLIV Set in a small town in Uttar Pradesh, the film is about a young man, Sintoo, who falls in love with Sonam Gupta, the town’s sweetheart and a girl way out of his league. The story unfolds when Sonam reciprocates his feelings, leaving Sintoo all the more confused. What follows is a comedy of errors where a line written on a currency note goes viral and starts a chain of hilarious events. The film stars Surbhi Jyoti and Jassie Gill in the lead roles. This is Surekha Sikri’s last film, and also stars Vijay Raaz, Bijendra Kala and Atul Shrivastava. The series star Cyrus Sahukar, Harman Singha, Ira Dubey, Jatin Sial, Kitu Gidwani, amongst others, in the key roles. The story is about a family that includes people with distinct backgrounds. It’s Potluck, a communal gathering where people contribute different dishes that will bring them together! September 10: Lucifer Season 6 on Netflix September 9: Mumbai Diaries 26/11 on Amazon Prime Video The Devil Lucifer (Tom Ellis), is now God-in-waiting but he seems reluctant to take up the top job, which is causing problems for all of Earth’s denizens. Lucifer is in for surprises elsewhere, with his little sister Rory (Brianna Hildebrand) out to destroy him and even his love interest Chloe Decker (Lauren German) jumping at him with a knife. It’s all happening in the Lucifer Season 6, which happens to be the final season. Featuring an array of artists, including Konkona Sen Sharma, Mohit Raina, Tina Desai, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Satyajeet Dubey and others, the series depicts untold stories of doctors, nurses, paramedics and hospital staff, who worked tirelessly to save lives during the terror attacks that devastated Mumbai on November 26, 2008. It is an account of events that unfold in a government hospital and explore the challenges faced by the medical staff. Abhishek Banerjee in Ankahi Kahaniya A unique take Known for playing unconventional characters, Abhishek Banerjee will be seen essaying the role of Pradeep, a down-to-earth guy with a simple relationship, but here’s the twist — a relationship with a mannequin! In his quest for companionship in the city of dreams, Mumbai, Pradeep’s journey is perhaps the most unseen and unheard thing viewers will have come across in their daily lives in yet another unique Netflix anthology, Ankahi Kahaniya. Tahir remembers Chhichhoredays Nitesh Tiwari’s Chhichhore coaches to prepare for the role released on September 6, of Derek. I trained for four 2019, and became a major hit. months in athletics, football As the film completes two and kabaddi.” Tahir adds, “I years today, actor Tahir Raj smile every time I watch Bhasin says, “My fondest Chhichhore on TV ...” memories of shooting for Chhichhore were the parts we shot in IIT Bombay. Hostel PT. 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