08092021-LSTC-01.qxd 9/8/2021 12:14 AM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE AYUSHMANN KHURRANA FINISHED THREE NEW FILMS DURING THE PANDEMIC Proud mom Rapper Cardi B and her husband Offset have been blessed with a son. The two welcomed their second child on Saturday and Cardi announced it on Instagram on Monday. IANS CHANDIGARH | WEDNESDAY | 8 SEPTEMBER 2021 The political screen Mona Three cheers! Ayushmann Khurrana has swiftly finished three big films during the pandemic and he can’t wait for these to release in theatres! The versatile actor’s “Producers Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, and directors of all directed by Abhishek these projects have Kapoor, Anek, directed by achieved a massive Anubhav Sinha and Doctor feat during such G, directed by Anubhuti tough times.” Kashyap, are among the mostAYUSHMANN KHURRANA awaited films that are set to be released on the big screen. Ayushmann says, “I’m fortunate to have finished three new films during the pandemic. I can’t wait for audiences to watch these real gems, as they are diverse and will give people a new viewing experience.” The star credits all the film-makers of his projects for providing a safe shooting experience for everyone. He says, “Producers and directors of all these projects have achieved a massive feat during such tough times. They have run a tight ship and ensured that the shoots happened smoothly in a perfect bio-bubble.” Ayushmann is confident that his projects will play a hand in bringing people back to the theatres. He says, “I’m hugely excited about Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, Anek and now Doctor G — all the projects have unique scripts.” A S Kangana Ranaut dons the mantle of actor-politician Jayalalithaa in soon-to-bereleased movie Thalaivii, one cannot but think about India’s leaders who have lived a life fit enough to make it to celluloid. A multilingual drama, Thalaivii charts the life of six times Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, revered by her followers as Amma. Kangana gained 20 kilograms to play this role, took training in Bharatanatyam and the heavy use of prosthetics has already been talked about. Here’s a look at some other films inspired by Indian politicians. Of health & nutrition SARDAR SARKAR THE ACCIDENTAL PRIME MINISTER What Amma is to Tamil Nadu, Balasaheb has been to Maharashtra. Thackeray, a 2019 biographical film by Abhijit Panse, had critically acclaimed actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the titular role. The film, however, failed to woo critics. The late Shiv Sena supremo also inspired Amitabh Bachchan's character in Ram Gopal Varma's Sarkar. The 2017 political thriller raised a huge hue and cry over the portrayal of Indira Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi in this film, set in the backdrop of Emergency. A Madhur Bhandarkar-directorial, this one had Kirti Kulhari in the lead role. The first and If biographical dramas have impressed the audiences, there have been inspired stories that have made the cut too. Ram Gopal Varma's political action thriller Rakta Charitra (2010) had Vivek Oberoi play Kattula Pratap Ravi, a character inspired by a politician from Andhra Pradesh, Paritala Ravi, who was shot dead by his political rivals. The film got enough mileage to have a sequel, Rakta Charitra 2. Ketan Mehta's Sardar was an ode to India's 70th Independence Day and was about the life of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. It had seasoned actor Paresh Rawal play the 'Iron Man of India'. The death of his contemporary, Lal Bahadur Shastri, still intrigues the filmmakers and cine-goers. So, Vivek Agnihotri's The Tashkent Files proved to be a sleeper hit in 2019. till date only woman Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, also inspired the film Aandhi (1975). The story of Madras Cafe (2013) was weaved around Indira Gandhi's son and India's sixth Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassination. AN INSIGNIFICANT MAN Amongst the hordes of fictional tales inspired by political leaders is Khushboo Ran- ka and Vinay Shukla-directed An Insignificant Man. This 2016 documentary charts the journey of Arvind Kejriwal and AAP from December 2012 to Delhi elections in December 2013. PRIME MINISTERS IN FOCUS Based on the 2014 memoir by the same name, The Accidental Prime Minister shows Dr Manmohan Singh's stint as the Prime Minister. Vijay ManushiChhillar has launched a social media campaign to discuss the benefits of eating right. Manushi says, “As I have grown up, I have realised the need to pay attention to nutrition. Our daily life throws up innumerable challenges and the least we can do to take care of ourselves is pay attention to what we eat. Nutrition is the main pillar of fitness and wellness, and I have tried to incorporate as much of this learning into my daily life as I can. I have unlocked the results that I have aimed for and want to share my thoughts with as many people as possible.” Manushi admits that nutrition is extremely subjective and that one has to customise their own diet regime to get maximum benefits. She says, “I have always maintained that health and fitness is very personal and everyone has their subjective take on the same. Nutrition is highly customisable depending on an individual’s health and history, and I respect that.This is why I’m discussing how nutrition can be tailor-made for different individuals with Miss World 2014, Rolene Strauss, who is not just a dear friend but also someone who is deeply invested in nutrition and health. She is someone I could count on.” MANUSHI CHHILLAR KICK-STARTS A SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN ON BENEFITS OF EATING RIGHT Gutte directed this drama with Anupam Kher getting into the shoes of Manmohan Singh. It was brushed aside as a propaganda film. In 2019, celebrated director Omung Kumar made PM Narendra Modi, a biographical drama about the life of the 14th and the current Prime Minister of India. With Vivek Oberoi playing the Prime Minister, this film was criticised as being hagiographical. ‘My dad was extraordinary’ After much anticipation, the makers of Antim: The Final Truth have finally unveiled the first poster of the film, depicting the daunting rivalry of the dreaded gangster Aayush Sharma and the fierce cop Salman Khan.The intense poster shows the clash between the two leading men, highlighting the plot of the movie, which revolves around a cop and a gangster. Recently, pictures of Aayush Sharma’s transformation from a lean, lovable Gujarati guy-next-door in LoveYatri to the menacing, robust gangster in Antim went viral. Presented by Salman Khan Films, Antim is produced by Salmam Khan and directed by Mahesh Manjrekar. Hugh Jackman pays an emotional tribute to his late father Hollywood star Hugh Jackman took to Twitter on Monday (September 6) to announce the sad demise of his father, Christopher John Jackman. He was 84 and had passed away on Father’s Day. Sharing the photo of his father, Hugh wrote, “In the early hours of Father’s Day, my dad peacefully passed away. And whilst there is deep sadness, I’m filled with such gratitude and love. My dad was, RIP, Michael Michael K. Williams is no more. The actor, who received a 2021 Emmy nomination for his performance in HBO’s Lovecraft Country, rose to fame for his role in shows such as The Wire and Boardwalk Empire. According to reports, Michael was found dead in his Brooklyn residence on Monday, September 6. He was 54. As soon as the new broke, several celebrities took to social media to express shock and grief. Michael’s The Wire co-star Wendell Pierce paid a tribute to the actor in a heartfelt post that read, “The depth of my love for this brother can only be matched by the depth of my pain learning of his loss. An immensely talented man...” Director James Gunn tweeted, “Michael K. Williams in addition to being one of the most talented actors around was also one of the kindest, sweetest, most gentle souls I’ve ever met.” Kerry Washington posted on Instagram, “So heartbroken. @bkbmg thank you for the beauty and joy you brought to the world. Sending love and prayers to your friends, family and everyone who adored you, including me. We adore you, Sir.” THALAIVII INSPIRED STORIES THAT HAVE MADE THE CUT TOO... THACKERAY INDU SARKAR First look of Antim unveiled Some gritty and others intriguing , Indian politicians are shown in different shades on celluloid in a word, extraordinary.” The actor further wrote, “He devoted his life to his family, his work and his faith. I pray he’s now at peace with God.” Hugh was reportedly eight when his mother Grace left for UK with Jackman’s sisters, Zoe and Sonya. Christopher John Jackman raised his three sons Hugh and his two brothers, Ian and Ralph, as a single father, in Australia. Making all the right moves! Hollywood celebs mourn the demise of actor Michael K Williams Get set for Bhoot Police Bhoot Police was earlier scheduled to release on September 17, however, the movie is now set to release seven days prior to it. It will have a direct-to-digital release on Disney+ Hotstar on September 10. The day happens to be the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. The spooky trailer of this comedy-thriller was released a few days back and it has created the right noise. The one-liners by Saif Ali Khan seem to be the highlight of the film. Directed by Pavan Kirpalani, beside Saif, Bhoot Police also stars Arjun Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Yami Gautam, Jaaved Jaafri and Jamie Lever in pivotal roles. Announcing the new release date on Instagram, Arjun Kapoor wrote, “Good news for your weekend! Bad news for Bhoots. #BhootPolice is releasing 7 days early! Streaming from 10th September only on @disneyplushotstarvip. Stay tuned.” c m y b Tiger Shroff praised his idol Hrithik Roshan when a fan questioned the action hero about who among the two is a better dancer. Tiger entertained his fans on social media with a question and answer session. A user asked him: “Who is the better dancer, you or Hrithik Roshan sir?” Pat came the reply: “@hrithikroshan hands down.” Tiger even shared a behind-the-scene video from the song Jai Jai Shiv Shankar from their film War. Tiger Shroff praises Hrithik Roshan’s dancing skills TIGER SHROFF Tiger later shared a video of him on the photo-sharing website doing somersaults into the bed. “Quarantine HRITHIK ROSHAN diaries... Day 4. And no I am not crazy... Yet,” he captioned the video, which currently has 1.9 million views.
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