14112021-LSTL-01.qxd 11/13/2021 11:38 PM Page 1 c m y b REEL LOVEBIRDS IN DELHI Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana and actress Vaani Kapoor pose for photographers during the promotion of their film Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui in New Delhi on Saturday. The modern love story is helmed by ace director Abhishek Kapoor and releasing on December 10 on big screens. TRIBUNE Tough time Life In a recent media interaction Anushka Sharma opened up about her pregnancy experience and revealed that the first trimester of her pregnancy was awful. LUDHIANA | SUNDAY | 14 NOVEMBER 2021 CHILDREN’S DAY Even today when we talk about children’s films, few films like Taare Zameen Par come to mind. Do we have a decent repertoire when it comes to children’s films? We kid you not! KOI... MIL GAYA Sheetal I t was a script based on children’s game which made the South Korean series Squid Game a global hit. But it was definitely not certified for children to watch. Do we have enough content to entertain our younger generation? This Children’s Day, we talk to child artistes and experts who dig deeper into this issue. We also list some good films for children to watch… available on Netflix), Chillar Party (7+, Netflix) and Secret Superstar (For 13+, Netflix) received love from the audience. But was it enough? Mukesh Khanna, who has made the successful children’s show Shaktimaan and served as the chairman for Children’s Film Society of India (CFSI), TAARE ZAMEEN PAR I AM KALAM UDAAN spells it out for us, “When you make a film and approach a star to attach his name to it or feature in it in some capacity, you are not marketing the children’s film as it is. You are just reluctant to take the risk and sell it as it should be—a children’s film. If Western filmmakers can keep children’s films as a separate genre, we too can do it. If Harry Potter (13+, Amazon Prime Video) can be a success, in India there are plenty of children’s literature to take inspiration from and folk stories to educate our children. Only the intent matters.” The former chairman, who had resigned from his post for the reason that not enough efforts were being made by the government for the future of our nation, even gives a solution, “I think it should be mandatory for every producer to make one film for children after five Bollywood films.” Borrowing star power Write me a story Time and again there have been efforts from big stars such as Salman Khan and Aamir Khan to give children films a boost. And films like Taare Zameen Par (13+, Celebrated Indian author Ruskin Bond’s two stories for children were adapted into films, The Blue Umbrella (7+, Netflix) and The Black Cat. As for the latter, the film was screened at the 20th International Children’s Film Festival India in MUKESH KHANNA SAMEEP RANAUT DHANAK CHILLAR PARTY Hyderabad. Starring Tom Alter and Shernaz Patel, it was directed by Bhargav Saikia. One of the first films that the director remembered watching in his childhood was Mani Ratnam’s Anjali (1990) which moved him. From the child artiste Chandigarh boy Sameep Ranaut has won the National Award for Best Child Artiste for the film Harjeeta. The 14-year-old watches films and series of all kinds to prep for his acting career. He says, “As far as I remember Taare Zameen Par was one film that I had enjoyed watching. Darsheel Safary as Ishaan Nandkishore Awasthi was a success because people watched the film as it had star power. But it wasn’t the case with films that followed. Making films for children and casting children in it is the right way to go.” Actress Zoya Afroz made her first appearance as a child artiste in the television series Kora Kagaz in 1998 and continued to do so in films like Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999), ZOYA AFROZ Mann (1999) and Kuch Naa Kaho (2003). While she cannot recall many full-fledged children’s films except for Chillar Party, she says that the industry does take child artistes seriously. Award-winning content Children’s films that came out with flying colours are I Am Kalam (7+, Amazon Prime Video and Netflix), Dhanak and 1990 Tamil drama Anjali by Mani Ratnam. I Am Kalam was screened at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival in 2010 and went to various film festivals. Nagesh Kukunoor Naidu’s Dhanak was premiered at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival where it won the Crystal Bear Grand Prix for Best Children’s Film. Dhanak was also screened at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, and the Toronto International Film Festival. Anjali (1990) not only won three National Awards but also was India’s official entry to Oscars 1991. And who can forget Halo which leaves one with overflowing emotions? The film got the National Award for Best Children Film in 1996. For the message About availability of content for children, Mukesh Khanna, says, “There are more than 260 films with the CFSI and one can find the catalogue at the official website.” The DVDs of children films can be purchased from the organization itself. Some other notable mentions are Udaan (13+, Netflix), Stanely Ka Dabba (U, Disney+ Hotstar) and Koi... Mil Gaya. firstname.lastname@example.org Yearly ritual ‘I think I’m gonna cry’ Second instalment of Yearly Departed gets its release date Britney Spears speaks out after conservatorship termination Following the most pivotal court date in her conservatorship saga, which officially ended 13 years of restrictions and monitoring, pop star Britney Spears is speaking out and rejoicing. “Good God, I love my fans so much it’s crazy,” she wrote on Instagram that accompanied cheering fans outside the courthouse. “I think I’m gonna cry the rest of the day! Best day ever! Praise the Lord, can I get an Amen #FreedBritney.” Judge Brenda Penny announced on Friday afternoon: “The court finds and determines that the conservatorship of the person and the Estate of Britney Jean Spears is no longer required.” Friday’s brief hearing went smoothly, with all parties consenting to termination. Spears did not attend the hearing, reports variety.com. Spears has been under a conservatorship since 2008 when her father, Jamie Spears, placed her under the court-ordered arrangement. —IANS STANLEY KA DABBA Prime Video has announced its star-studded, all-female line-up for the second instalment of the Amazon Original comedy special Yearly Departed. Hosted by Yvonne Orji (Insecure), Yearly Departed will premiere on December 23. Joining Orji this year are some of the world’s funniest ladies to deliver eulogies to our least favourite parts of 2021, including two-time Academy Award-winning actor Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) and Chelsea Peretti (Brooklyn Nine-Nine). It also stars Meg Stalter (Hacks), Dulcé Sloan (The Daily Show), Aparna Nancherla (The Great North), and X Mayo (The Daily Show). THE POSTER OF YEARLY DEPARTED Is Karishma Tanna engaged? Karishma Tanna has been making headlines over her rumoured engagement to Varun Bangera after she was congratulated by a friend in a latest Instagram post. In the post, Karishma Tanna is seen with boyfriend Varun Bangera. The engagement rumours went rife when Karishma took to her Instagram account and shared a picture of a cake with ‘congratulations’ written on it. In the viral pic, Karishma was seen cuddled in Varun’s arms. The caption on the post read, “To infinity and beyond….. Congratulations babies.” Meanwhile, a confirmation by Karishma about her engagement is awaited. All is well Taylor Swift premieres All Too Well: The Short Film with live performance Before the 10-minute All Too Well: The Short Film hit the Internet on Friday night, singer Taylor Swift attended a premiere of the project, which she wrote and directed, at the AMC Lincoln Square 13 in New York City. The theatre was packed with her fans, who wore red, naturally, and cheered and sang along at Swift’s own encouragement. Swift has never commented on the exact origins of All Too Well, which came out nearly 10 years ago. But according to clues put together by her followers, the song details Swift’s painful breakup with Jake Gyllenhaal, who dated the singer in 2010. —IANS c m y b As quirky as it gets First look of Chhatriwali starring Rakul Preet Singh is out Ever since Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP announced their project featuring Rakul Preet Singh essaying the role of a condom tester, it has piqued huge curiosity among the audiences. Titled Chhatriwali, the social family entertainer starring Rakul in a never-seenbefore character has recently gone on floors in Lucknow. Desperate for a job, a female unemployed chemistry graduate in small town Karnal becomes a condom tester, a secret she must hide from everyone around her. Chhatriwali is a quirky drama and another fresh high concept film by the production house that is known to bring path- breaking subjects to the audiences. Director Tejas Deoskar says, “Our film is a social family entertainer, which aims at de-stigmatising the use of condoms and we are truly excited that the film has gone on floors. Rakul brings freshness to every role that she portrays and with a sensitive, thought provoking subject like this, the audience will certainly enjoy a rollercoaster ride of comedy.” Rakul Preet Singh adds, “It’s quite an interesting and hatke subject and I am very thrilled about starting the journey of my character. It’s important to highlight some issues in a light-hearted way and that has got me pretty excited.”
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