16092021-LSTL-01.qxd 9/15/2021 11:41 PM Page 1 c m y b LANGUAGE NO BARRIER Bhumika Chawla, who had made her Hindi film debut with Tere Naam opposite Salman Khan, has been a part of several regional films. Her latest release is a Telugu film called Seetimaarr. Talking about it, Bhumika says, “It’s an important role of Gopichand’s sister, who was a kabbadi player.” TRIBUNE Just rumour Jennifer Aniston, who played Rachel Green in Friends, and her co-star David Schwimmer have debunked all rumours of them dating and called it ‘bizarre’.IANS LUDHIANA | THURSDAY | 16 SEPTEMBER 2021 Will their Qismathold? Sheetal O ‘JB soon to be JBM’ Jordana Brewster of Fast and Furious fame took to Instagram and revealed that she has got engaged to beau Mason Morfit. Sharing a selfie, Brewster flaunted her sparkly ring. She wrote, “JB soon to be JBM” along with a red heart emoji. Jordana and Mason have been dating since over a year. The engagement post received a lot of love from her fans and friends who left congratulatory messages for the couple in comment section. Hilarie Burton wrote, “Oh babe! Amazing! So happy for you!” Mason Morfit is a tech CEO, whom the actress Jordana Brewster announces engagement with beau Mason Morfit first met four years before she announced her separation from Andrew Form whom she was married for over 13 years. 1959- 2021 Actor-comedian passes away after prolonged battle with cancer NE Pollywood jodi that stands out in the industry is that of Ammy Virk and Sargun Mehta. Their collaboration got a thumbs-up from fans post the release of their hit song Qismat. And as the sequel of the film Qismat is all set for release, the actors hope that their successful streak continues to grow. Ask them if converting the success of the song into a film was intentional and Sargun says, “The film’s script was with Jagdeep since long and Ammy asked me to hear the story once. I fell in love with the script and at that moment, the name Qismat sounded appropriate. Even the sequel, Qismat 2, coming on September 23 in cinemas, is a different story but the theme remains the same.” Director Jagdeep Sidhu has also roped in lyricist Jaani to act in the film. About his role, Sidhu says it’s more of a cameo. He says, “He is very shy. But people want to see him on screen. Jaani is good looking and he has a great voice. We just tried to fulfil that demand.” While it will be Sargun’s first outing post pandemic, Ammy has already stolen the show with Puaada opposite Sonam Bajwa. About Bhuj: The Pride of India not doing so well, he says, “We can’t predict the outcome of a movie and I am sure the makers will reflect on what was lacking in that film. But as far as my role is concerned, I have got positive feedback. I am glad that people liked my character.” Ammy finds no big difference between Bollywood or Punjabi film industry. He says, “In the end, it’s all about acting, following the script and listening to your director.” On social media apps and media channels, the actor shows his concern, “No matter how hard you try, but when you are feeling low, an insignificant comment can affect you. We are expected to be on our best behaviour and God forbid, if we lose our cool due to constant provocation, our rudeness will be labelled as our personal trait.” On the death of Sidharth Shukla, Sargun adds, “It is so easy to talk good about a person when he is gone. The same people were the ones trolling him for his picture post about the Afghanistan situation. Even on Dilip Saab’ s death, the media was hounding those who were there. It’s not right to boost TRPs when something sad happens. It’s not a marriage or happy function that one needs to report what the people were wearing and who all came.” Sargun has back-to-back releases, which include Soheryan Sa Pind Aa Gaya, Cinderella and Saunkan Saunkne. The last film once again pairs her with Ammy Virk. She has also another untitled film with Bellbottom director for which she will soon start shooting. As a TV show producer, she has already made one successful Punjabi show Udaarian and will soon come out with another. Ask her what’s the focus next, and she says, “I am comfortable doing anything that seems fun. I have told Ammy that if you want me to do a song, just ask me, I will be ready with my dancing shoes.” Self-love comes in grey shade Sameera Reddy’s thought-provoking post on greying Sameera Reddy has shared yet another post about body positivity and self-love. The actress posted a couple of photos showing off her ‘white hair’. Alongside it, she wrote a long note explaining why she chooses to cover the grey hair only when she feels like it and not due to any social obligation. Stating that her dad, who was worried that people would judge his daughter, recently questioned her on why wasn’t she colouring her hair. Sameera wrote in her caption that although she did understand his concern, she was not concerned about people judging her. ‘I just try to do my best’ Ammy Virk and Sargun Mehta hit it off when they did a song, Qismat, together. After a successful movie by the same name, they are once again trying their luck with its sequel Singer Jasleen Royal is getting appreciated for her vocals on the recent track Ranjha. While this is not the first song which has brought her fame, she wants to continue reaching heights to inspire more girls. “I just try to do my best. I hope I am able to inspire young girls to pick up the guitar and sing their hearts out and create art,” says Jasleen. The singer, who has playbacked in movies such as Veere Di Wedding, Hichki, Phillauri and Gully Boy believes that only recently, female singers are being given their due. She reveals that actor Sidharth Malhotra liked her track Ranjha. IANS Meet the new member Bring them home BTS to hold an online concert on October 24 Priyanka Chopra Jonas joins Producers Guild of America RIP, Norm Macdonald Comedian, actor, writer and former host of Saturday Night Live, Norm Macdonald passed away on September 14 after a long battle with cancer. He was 61. Reportedly, Norm fought cancer for almost a decade. The comedian kept his health struggles private, making his death all the more shocking to his fans and colleagues. Steve Martin tweeted, “We loved Norm Macdonald… One of a kind.” Seth Rogen wrote, “I was a huge fan of his delivery and I essentially ripped off his delivery when I first started acting.” David Letterman, Edgar Wright, Patton Oswalt, Whitney Cummings, Nish Kumar and Nancy Sinatra also expressed grief on Norm’s sudden demise. Meanwhile, some fans shared clips of their favourite Norm moments on social media, while others praised him as a one-of-akind genius. Norm debuted as a writer on Roseanne in 1992 after making rounds at comedy clubs in Canada. In 1993, he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live and from 1994 to early 1998, he anchored Weekend Update. He then created The Norm Show. The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has inducted actor-producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas as a member of the organisation. According to its official website, the PGA is a nonprofit trade organisation that represents, protects and promotes the interests of all members of the producing team in film, television and new media. It has over 8,000 members spanning the full producing team in Scripted, Non-Fiction, Documentary, Animation, and New Media sectors. The guild shared the announcement on Twitter. “#MembershipMonday: @producersguild welcomes actress, singer, and film producer @priyankachopra as a member. Ms. Chopra Jonas has 14 producer credits to her name, including an executive producer credit for #TheWhiteTiger,” the post read. The actor expressed her gratitude towards the PGA on Twitter Wednesday.” Grateful to be inducted. Thank you @producersguild,” Priyanka wrote. She is one of the few stars from Bollywood to have embarked on a successful career in the West with the TV show Quantico as well as films, including Baywatch and Isn’t It Romantic. She also runs a production house, Purple Pebbles Pictures. —PTI c m y b The poster of Pippa The battle begins Ishaan Khattar is geared up for his next project, which is an Indo-Pak war drama, titled Pippa. The movie went on the floor on September 15. Taking to social media, Ishaan announced the beginning of the film’s shoot and shared his first look from the film. In the poster, Ishaan is seen in a battle tank. The fierce look is intriguing. Pippa is based on the book by Brigadier (retd) Balram Singh Mehta, a veteran of the 45th Cavalry tank squadron, who, along with his siblings, fought on the Eastern front during the Indo-Pak War of 1971. It’s been quite a busy week for South Korean superstars BTS. Following the announcement of the collaboration with Coldplay and meeting with President Moon Jae-in, the septet has announced another online concert. The group will hold an online concert in October. The announcement was made on the global fan community platform Weverse, accompanied by a vibrant poster in the key colour of Butter CD single that includes Permission to Dance, heightening the excitement for the event. This marks the band’s first concert in about a year since BTS Map Of The Soul One held in October 2020. According to a statement released by the band, “BTS Permission To Dance On Stage will be held on Sunday, October 24 as an online live-streaming event. Wherever you are, that’s where our stage will be! Join in and dance together….”
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