09112021-LSTC-01.qxd 11/9/2021 12:14 AM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Happy time Actor Arjun Kapoor has said that his ladylove Malaika Arora makes him happy by laughing at ‘nonsense’. Arjun has three films lined up; Ek Villain Returns, Kuttey and The Lady Killer. IANS CHANDIGARH | TUESDAY | 9 NOVEMBER 2021 Lend me your ear Mona K NOWN names from the industry are coming up with their own audio shows, as these sure have become the new route for the OTT-bombarded audience. Ekta Kapoor, Vikram Bhatt, Sumeet Vyas, Sanya Malhotra, Varun Sharma, Kubbra Sait, Nakuul Mehta and Rithvik Dhanjani are a few names that have come up with unique themes in their audio shows. Worthy honour As celebrities are coming up with their audio shows, new themes are being explored. Here’s a look at the trend Thrillers in Bhatt’s The Audio Film Project; love, loss and shocking twists in Kapoor’s Darmiyaan; supernatural take in Buri Nazar, starring Sayani Gupta, Rithvik Dhanjani and Supriya Pathak Kapur, to love triangle exploring LGBTQIA themes in Mine and Yours 2; fictional exploration of death row inmates narrated by Kubbra Sait in Aakhri Sawaal; interesting themes have been explored in audio shows. Hands full Salma Hayek confirms ‘multiple movie deals’ with Marvel Actress Salma Hayek has signed up with Marvel for “multiple” movies. The 55-yearold actress, who makes her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut as Ajak in Eternals, has confirmed she could reprise the role in future blockbusters, but said there’s no guarantee. Appearing on Smallzy’s Celebrity Small Talk, Salma said: “I did sign multiple movie deals... That doesn’t mean they’re going to put me in it.” The Oscar-nominee is getting used to the franchise’s top secret way of working, and she said it can be ‘so extreme’, keeping everything under wraps. She added: “Nothing I could have anticipated, it was kind of funny. It’s so extreme, but at the beginning I was like, ‘What?’ But then it was kind of real fun being part of this society that you have to When I went protect so fiercely.” to Comic Con, I Salma Hayek has also learnt to cope with Marrealised I had never vel’s passionate fan-base, been to a theatre that even though they “terrihad so many people fied” her at first as she tried inside. to wrap her head around the whole situation. SALMA HAYEK “Oh yes! They terrified me at the beginning,” she laughed. “They did, because when we went to Comic Con, I’ve never been to a theatre that had so many people inside, and they were so passionate about being there, getting all the new details, anything they could get on the future of the Marvel Universe.” — IANS Exciting zone So why this sudden spate of audio shows? “What goes around comes around; it’s a circle of life. In the earlier days, when SAYANI GUPTA there was no television, All-India Radio used to be the only source of entertainment. There used to be audio shows and audio films, which were narrated by popular radio jockeys of the time. Those radio artistes were big names. It’s very exciting as you don’t have a visual reference. So as a listener, you can create your own. I think that is what is more exciting,” says actor Rithvik Dhanjani, who recently did an audio show titiled Buri Nazar. Kubbra Sait believes increased time spent on roads and in traffic jams have given a fillip to audio shows. She likes the ease with which these can be made, “No vanity vans involved, I love the comfort of recording a show at my own pace in my own recording space,” says Kubbra, who has recently recorded Mine and ❝ NO VANITY VANS INVOLVED, I LOVE THE COMFORT OF RECORDING AN AUDIO SHOW AT MY OWN PACE IN MY OWN RECORDING SPACE. Raj and Poonam are back on screen with Dil Bekarar Disney+ Hotstar released the teaser of its all-new Hotstar Specials’ on Monday, which is set to take its viewers on a journey into the charming era of the 80s. Titled as Dil Bekarar, the web show is set in colonial Delhi, struggling to shed the past, excitedly looking forward to a liberalised future. The light-hearted drama series unravels the day-today life of the Thakur family as they battle their ideologi- Manisha Koirala shares an emotional note on Cancer Awareness Day ney is tough, but you are tougher than that…. I want to pay my respects to those who succumbed to it and celebrate it with those who conquered it.” Manisha Koirala also urged cancer survivors to come forward and share their stories to help create awareness about the same. She further wrote, “We need to spread awareness about the disease and all the stories that are filled with hope need to be told and retold...” POONAM DHILLON cal conflicts in the times of telegrams, telephones, and Gold Spot. It is the times of RD Burman, Nazia Hassan; and Hum Log. Based on the bestseller novel Those Pricey Thakur Girls, written by Anuja Chauhan, the family drama stars actors Raj Babbar, Poonam Dhillon, Sahher Bambba, Akshay Oberoi, among others. Director Habib Faisal said, “We envisioned Dil Bekaraar as a series that transports the 2020s audience to 1980s, not only to enjoy the charm, grace and simplicity of the bygone era, but also for a better understanding of ourselves as a society in the present times.” RAJ BABBAR Offering an olive branch Action star Vin Diesel is hoping to end the feud between him and Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson. Taking to his social media platform, the Dominic Toretto depicter in Fast and Furious publicly invited his co-star to return for the action movie franchise finale. Diesel posted a photo of his and Johnson’s characters, Dominic Toretto and Luke Hobbs, on his Instagram page. Along with the photo, he wrote: “My little brother Dwayne... the time has come. The world awaits the finale of Fast 10. As you know, my children refer to you as Uncle Dwayne in my house. There is not a holiday that goes by that they and you don’t send well wishes... but the time has come. I told you years ago that I was going to fulfill my promise to Pablo.” Diesel went on to admit that he wrote his open letter “out of love.” The Guardians of c m y b EKTA KAPOOR mates, which Yours 2 and was released Aakhri in 2014, starSawaal. ring Sumeet However, Vyas and Nidhi the production KUBBRA SAIT Singh, became is actually much part of an audio more difficult than show as well. “We thora normal video, points oughly enjoyed making each out Rithvik. “One has to create an entire world with all the and every episode of the two seasons. When the idea first came details in place,” he says. While the actors do not just about, we were really excited modulate their voices, lots of pro- because it was like a fresh take on duction efforts go along with it. the whole show,” says actor “Different artistes record at dif- Sumeet Vyas. “Any show can be converted ferent times while the sound effects are added later, taking the into an audio show and do wonproduction to another level,” says ders. It’s a great medium of storytelling but if you ask me personalKubbra Sait. ly I would definitely like some Audio route horror show to be made into an Not just new shows, even the orig- audio show because it’s so excitinal regular shows are taking the ing. I would love to do something audio route. Permanent Room- like that,” says Rithvik. Peep into the glorious past Spirit of a fighter It was Cancer Awareness Day on Sunday (November 7, 2021) and Bollywood actress, cancer survivor Manisha Koirala shared excerpts from her journey as she beat cancer. The actress hoped to spread some positivity through some pictures she shared on social media. Her first picture read that there’s hope (for a cure). She wished luck to patients suffering from cancer and sent her love. “On this National Cancer Awareness Day, I want to wish everyone who is going through this arduous journey of cancer treatment a lot of love and success.” The actress added, “I know the jour- KUBBRA SAIT RITHVIK DHANJANI Vin Diesel invites Dwayne Johnson to return for Fast And Furious finale DWAYNE JOHNSON the Galaxy star then asked the 49-year-old actor to ‘show up’. He stressed: “Do not leave the franchise idle as you have a very important VIN DIESEL role to play. Hobbs can’t be played by anyone else. I hope that you rise to the occasion and fulfill your destiny.” — IANS A biopic on the legendary dancer Sitara Devi has been confirmed on her 101st birth anniversary (November 8). Producer Raj C Anand of Raj Anand Movies said, “We are very happy and excited to bring the story of Sitara Devi to life on the big screen. We believe that her story will make a compelling watch and we would ensure that the film turns out to be as fascinating as her real life used to be.” Ranjit Barot, celebrated SITARA DEVI musician and drummer, who is the son of Sitara Devi, is guiding the project by sharing deep insights into his mother’s life. “I am excited that a film is being made on my mother’s life. When Raj Anand (producer) came to me with the idea of making a film on her, I realised it is coming from a very genuine space of enthusiasm and admiration towards my mother,” he said.
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