12092021-LSTC-01.qxd 9/11/2021 11:23 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Looking forward Vaani Kapoor has two films lined up for release, Shamshera and Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui. The actress says she is looking forward for her films to hit the screens. IANS CHANDIGARH | SUNDAY | 12 SEPTEMBER 2021 RICHA CHADHA Reaching out on social media Richa Chadha is doing her bit to create awareness about Covid-19 through an initiative on social media. She says social media campaigns are a great way to reach many people at one go. Richa has started a social media initiative ‘The KINDry’ and is using it to spread awareness about the pandemic, and help people in A noble gesture Aditya Chopra launches Saathi Card for industry’s daily-wage earners maintaining Covidappropriate behaviour. Richa said: “Social media campaigns are a great way to reach many people at one go and through The KINDry, my ultimate purpose is to educate people on Covid-appropriate behaviour and encourage them to get vaccinated at the earliest.” — IANS The balancing act Harrdy Sandhu says he loves acting and singing equally Aditya Seal, who essayed the role of Humayun in the web series The Empire, says a healthy diet and workout is the key to his fitness He has given hits such as Soch, Naah and Joker, among many others, and is all set to make his Bollywood debut with Kabir Khan’s 83. With acting coming into the spotlight for him, will singing take a back seat for singeractor Harrdy Sandhu? “Never! I will always try to balance out time devoted to both acting and singing. Last few months have been a little difficult since I’ve been juggling between the two, but I hope it’ll get better over time,” he said. — IANS ‘Proud of my journey’ Mona W HILE enjoying the applause that Nikkhil Advani’s The Empire is garnering as of now, Aditya Seal, who essayed the role of Humayun in the web series, says the OTT platforms have changed the entire entertainment industry and are a boon for actors like him. Born and brought up in Mumbai, Seal chose the field of acting to fulfil his father’s ambition, a journey that he calls a rollercoaster ride. “I started way early, but I was noticed only with Student Of The Year 2. There have been highs and lows, but I am proud of my journey,” says the actor, who has made his way into the industry sans any godfather. While he loves the challenge that comes with each new character, what he’s consistent about is his fitness regimen. “A healthy diet and workout is the key to fitness. Although a cheat meal here or there is fine, mostly one should be consistent with the fitness goals,” says Seal, who enjoyed being the show-stopper for designer Siddartha Tytler’s recent Couture Week outing. Amongst his idols is Hrithik Roshan, “Right from great looks, super dance moves, amazing action to acting, he’s got everything.” Looking forward to Bosco Martis’s upcoming dance horror comedy, there are more films that he is yet not at the liberty to disclose. Enjoy the moment The pandemic has changed him as a human being. “The year 2020 taught us how short life could be, so I have now oriented myself towards happiness. None of my big plans worked through it all and that was how it was for all of us. So, one day at a time it is for me now.” Ask him if the entertainment industry is highly competitive, stress-laden field to be in and he says, “Which field doesn’t have competition? Which job comes with- out stress? We are so many now, so there is anxiety and competition everywhere.” He’s as shocked at Sidharth Shukla’s sudden demise as everyone else. “Sidharth was in such a good space professionally, especially after Bigg Boss. He had it all going for him,” he rues. Happy exploring mediums as an actor, it’s a thriller on his ‘to-do’ list next. As for his favourite shows, “Through the lockdown I saw it all – right from Paatal Lok, Panchayat to Sacred Games.” No deal with Kartik Aaryan Recently, there were reports that Kartik Aaryan has signed a three-film deal with Pooja Entertainment. It was alleged that veteran producer Vashu Bhagnani had offered a three-film deal to actor Kartik Aryaan, however, the production house has denied any such deal. Taking to their Twitter handle, Pooja Entertainment refuted this claim. A source close to the production house said that rumours like this are based on flimsy speculations and should be verified before being published. The source also mentioned that the production house’s focus was on developing and finishing existing and forthcoming projects. Pooja Entertainment recently released their spy thriller Bellbottom in theatres. Their mega-budget Production no 41 with Akshay Kumar is on the floors already and will be releasing late next year. Dino Morea has got a great response for his performance as Shaibani Khan in the latest series The Empire and his production venture Helmet. He says he loves to act, but also finds creating content as a producer greatly satisfying. Dino said: “At one point in time, I was really confused about whether to produce or act... I decided to do both and it is possible. I am capable. I can make great content and the content I am confident about...” Fortunately, ‘The Empire’ came his way. — IANS Shaheer, Ruchikaa blessed with a baby girl Two good! Recently, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck had the entire social media in frenzy when they made a red carpet appearance together at the Venice Film Festival. While the two have been spotted vacationing together, this was the first time after long that they made a redcarpet appearance after rekindling their romance. Jennifer looked dropdead Dino loves creating content Proud parents Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck wow fans with their red carpet appearance Shaheer Sheikh and his wife Ruchikaa Kapoor have become proud parents to a baby girl. The couple welcomed their first child on Friday, September 10. Just a few weeks ago, pictures of Ruchikaa’s baby shower had going viral. Ever since the news broke out, fans have been showering them with all the love and are eager to catch a glimpse of the couple’s adorable baby girl. Shaheer and Ruchikaa had surprised fans earlier in November 2020 when they tied the knot at a private gorgeous as usual as she wore a white fishtail dress with a diamond-studded neckline. She left her hair down in huge curls and the makeup was kept neutral with a touch of glam. She finished the look with silver strappy sky-high heels. Meanwhile, Affleck looked dapper in a black tux. The couple were at the film festival for Ben’s movie The Last Duel. c m y b Yash Raj Films has been at the forefront of providing aid to the Hindi film industry’s daily-wage earners. Aditya Chopra has now launched Saathi Card, modelled on the lines of an internationally acclaimed policy concept — ‘universal basic support’ — under The Yash Chopra Foundation, to provide health insurance, school fee allowance, ration supply, annual health checkups, among other benefits, to the industry’s daily-wage earners and their families. Card-holders will be able to use it for healthcare, including health insurance up to Rs 2-lakh, free annual check-ups and discount on medicine bills as well as treatment services. ceremony. Talking about his sudden decision to get married, Shaheer, in an earlier interaction, said, “Anything can happen and whatever needs to be done, needs to be done now. Whatever I want to do, I will do it. We have seen so many people around us take this decision during the pandemic.”
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