02112021-LSTL-01.qxd 11/1/2021 11:40 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Giving it all Sikandar Kher, who is gearing up for his Hollywood debut Monkey Man, says, “My part in the film requires a bulky figure and I have worked very hard to alter my structure to suit the role.” LUDHIANA | TUESDAY | 2 NOVEMBER 2021 ‘I want to be as good as I can be’ D Adarsh Gourav starts shooting for Scott Z. Burns’ Extrapolations Ever since he featured in Ramin Bahrani directorial The White Tiger, Adarsh Gourav has been on a roll. Recently, he hit the headlines after the news of him signing Scott Z. Burns’ film Extrapolations came out. The film boasts of a powerful star cast of Meryl Streep, Sienna Miller and Kit Harrington. Speaking about his experience of working on the film, Adarsh said, “We’ve been shooting in New York. I am in awe of my co-stars and learning every day. I have to pinch myself sometimes to believe I made it to this project. All I can say is that I am extremely fortunate to have landed the part and I am giving it my all. “It’s not every day that a project as massive as this comes your way. Now that it has, I am sparing no opportunity to prove my mettle. I want to be as good as I can be; the best version of myself in this role.” Adarsh has been working round the clock since the announcement of Extrapolations. The film seems to be testing his strengths as an actor and at the same time, providing him the best work experience that any actor could ask for. The actor recently flew down to New York and has now begun shooting for the highly anticipated series themed on climate change.—IANS Yellow beckons HANTERAS marks the beginning of Diwali and is celebrated with much fervour. On this day people buy something new as it’s considered auspicious. We speak to celebrities and find out what are they planning to purchase this year. Also, considering the fact that the pandemic taught us, what would be the right investment this Dhanteras. Here’s what celebs have to say: Have a look at our celebs’ Dhanteras shopping list... WISE INVESTMENT RIDHIEMA TIWARI Like every year I plan to buy a silver coin, Laxmi sikka for Dhanteras. Traditionally everybody in my family believes in buying precious metals like gold or silver in form of jewellery or coins as it brings prosperity. Prosperity is not just about money, this is the first lesson pandemic taught me. We survived the lockdowns with bare essentials. So, we can definitely continue doing so RIDHIEMA TIWARI RAGINI NANDWANI to buy some jewellery and soak in the festive spirit. This year I am going SAURABH AGARWAL to have the puja at my GIVING IT A MISS house and celebrate BIDITA BAG with my loved ones. I was born I don’t buy anything on on Diwali which is why my Dhanteras and it’s my per- nickname is Deepa and Diwali sonal choice. People find it begins with Dhanteras. So, auspicious to buy things on I’m really looking forward to Dhanteras which helps local the festival. sellers. I used to buy things all-round the year. In 2018, I THOUGHT FOR THE FUTURE have become a minimalist. SHARAD MALHOTRA During the pandemic I I invest in gold. It is always the realised that I have way too safest investment. It is necessary to invest right. The panmany things than required. demic has definitely taught us BIRTH CONNECTION to be more careful about spendDALLJIET KAUR ing and saving. We all need to Every year on Dhanteras, I try be ready for bad days and plan saving money, investing it cautiously and using it wisely. PICTURE SHARED BY RAJINIKANTH ON TWITTER Akshay Kumar pulls off a Cruise-esque stunt Rohit Shetty-directorial Sooryavanshi has got the nation hyped up beyond limits. The film promises to make Diwali happier as it’s ready to serve a thoroughly entertaining mix of the filmmaker’s signature drama, comedy, quirk and stunts. Akshay Kumar did a daredevil action sequence in Sooryavanshi action promo And, who is better than Akshay Kumar when it comes to stunts? Akshay is known for doing stunts all by himself and he pushes the boundaries yet again with the fresh action - promo from the film. Akshay and his co-actor from the film, Katrina Kaif, took to their respective Instagram handles to share a high-voltage action promo from the film where the actor can be seen pulling off a dangerous stunt. In a Tom Cruise-esque sequence, Akshay gets on a chopper from his bike giving into a four-day countdown. Rajinikanth discharged from hospital, back home Akshay captioned the video: “Get ready for a crackling action-packed Diwali. #Sooryavanshi releasing on 5th November. #4DaysToSooryavanshi #BackToCinemas” Katrina also shared the promo with the identical caption. The film which is Rohit Shetty’s addition to his ambitious cop universe will also see Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh in extended cameos where they would reprise their roles from Singham and Simmba, respectively. Touted as the biggest entertainer of the year, Sooryavanshi will hit the theatres on November 5. —IANS Superstar Rajinikanth recently had to undergo carotid artery revascularisation surgery. Now, he has returned home after being discharged from the hospital on October 31, giving his fans a sigh of relief. The actor took to his social media account and shared the happy news with his fans. Rajinikanth shared a picture of himself arriving at home and captioned the image as, “Returned home,” with a folded hands emoji. The superstar was in New Delhi a few days back where he was to receive the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his contribution to Indian cinema. Later, the actor had gone to a hospital in Chennai for a routine check-up but had to get admitted on October 28. As per the statement issued by the hospital, Rajinikanth had to undergo a procedure to remove plaque from the inside of the patient’s carotid artery to ensure normal blood flow to the brain. Meanwhile, on the professional front, the actor’s upcoming flick, Annathae is slated for a Diwali release. ‘We had our 11th anniversary in October’ Kal Penn comes out as gay, engaged to partner Josh Indian origin Hollywood actor Kal Penn, who is known for his role in the Harold & Kumar comedy series, has come out as gay, sharing that he is engaged to his partner Josh of 11 years. Penn gave his story during an interview on this week’s CBS Sunday Morning while promoting his new tell-all memoir You Can’t Be Serious, touching on his introduction to acting, his time working with the Obama administration and his relationship with his partner, Josh, reports variety.com. “Josh and I’ve been together for 11 years,” Penn said, discussing how he presented his sexuality in his memoir. He added: “We had our 11th anniversary in October. So, writing about it... it’s very matter-of-fact in our lives, and when you’re the son of Indian immigrants who says that you want to be an actor, the chaos that creates in your family and your community, will trump anything else, always.” After moving to Los Ange- les to work as an actor, Penn broke out with the 2004 comedy Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle alongside his co-star John Cho. The film spawned two sequels and led Penn to other projects, including the 2006 drama Namesake and the series House. Penn also took a hiatus from acting to campaign for President Barack Obama. He went on to work within the administration in the office of public engagement, working to connect Asian c m y b Americans and Pacific Islanders. Penn met his fiancé during his time working in Washington, D.C. “I discovered my own sexuality relatively late in life compared to many other people,” Penn later told People magazine. “There’s no timeline on this stuff. People figure their shit out at different times in their lives, so I’m glad I did when I did.” “I’ve always been very public (about my relationship) with everybody I’ve personally interacted with,” Penn said.—IANS BIDITA BAG DALLJIET KAUR that we can manage with limited GOLD & GLITTER resources. Also, RAGINI NANDWANI one must value Well, I usually buy SHARAD MALHOTRA money, make the gold on Dhanteras right investment to and something in steel for secure his future. the house. The pandemic has been an eye-opener and LOOKING INSIDE a reality check which taught SAURABH AGARWAL us that saving is very impor- Tera dhan bheetar hai, kab tant to survive the tough tak dhoondega baahar… Actually, we tend to look times. outside, but everything has AYE FOR METAL a symbolic value and conPRANITAA PANDIT nects with us internally. If I always buy silver and gold we happen to be intelligent on Dhanteras. I’ll buy some- enough to understand our thing in gold for my daugh- inner values, we shall transter Anysha this year. The form ourselves and also the pandemic has taught us a society we live in. That’s lot. We have surely learnt my belief. for the future. The proud parents Sushmita Sen’s brother, Rajeev Sen and his wife Charu Asopa have welcomed their first child together and it’s a baby girl. Rajeev and Charu both took to their respective social media handles to share pictures of the little one. The couple shared pictures from the hospital giving a glimpse of the moving moment. In his post, Rajeev mentioned that the mother and baby are doing fine. He praised Charu for staying strong. Rajeev Sen and Charu Asopa blessed with a baby girl Announcing the good news to the world, Rajeev wrote, “Blessed with a baby girl. Charu is doing fine & fit.... So proud of my wife for being strong right till the end. Thank You all for your prayers. Thank you God.” Charu Asopa also shared pictures from the hospital and thanked her beloved husband for all the love. Winter wedding Ankita Lokhande and Vicky Jain to get married in December The wedding season is here! After Vicky Kaushal-Katrina Kaif and Rajkummar Rao-Pratlekhaa, now Ankita Lokhande is all set to tie the knot in December with her boyfriend Vicky Jain. Ankita and Vicky have been dating each other for the past few years. The latest buzz suggests that Ankita and Vicky have decided to tie the nuptial knot and the festivities are scheduled for December 12, 13 and 14. Earlier, in June, Ankita had penned a long note for her beau which seemed like an appreciation post. She mentioned how Vicky was there with her during the tough times. The post read, “I want to thank you for being the best boyfriend in the world. I don’t need to tell you what I need, but you always know what it is somehow. Thank you for always treating me like a princess, for making time for me no matter how busy you get, for making the effort to bond with my family, and for hanging out with me and my friends. These little things mean a lot. These are what endear you to me.”
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