20112021-LSTL-01.qxd 11/20/2021 12:26 AM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE New entry Mikhail Anand, son of the late Mukul Anand, has cast National Award-winning actress Divya Dutta in his directorial debut, The Dinner Invite. The short film is produced by FNP Media. LUDHIANA | SATURDAY | 20 NOVEMBER 2021 And the joy multiplied… Sheetal Co-star code Rani Mukerji is a very natural actor, says Saif Ali Khan Actor Saif Ali Khan has heaped praises on his Bunty Aur Babli 2 co-star Rani Mukerji by calling her a “very natural actor” and “one of the best actresses” in the country. Saif and Rani have previously worked in films such as Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic, Hum Tum and Ta Ra Rum Pum. Talking about how their equation has evolved over the years Saif said, “I guess it changed. Initially we were both starting out and like I said later on we became parents and now Rani owns the production house, which was a joke we made on The Kapil Sharma Show...” The 51yer-old actor said, “But definitely there is a transformation from where we started. We were young actors, we became fathers and mothers respectively and we have kind of grownup and become kind of our own people...” “What’s important how good you are on screen today. The good thing about Rani is that she is a very natural actor and one of the best actresses we have in our country that makes up for anything else really,” he said. Saif added: “I was too keen that we could star together in this film because I am not interested in enticing people with whatever we have done in the past, whatever we are doing right now has to be fab and I think it is because she is a natural actor.” —IANS T HE Gurpurb came bearing good news. Prime Minister Narender Modi on Friday promised to revoke the three contentious farm laws, bringing cheer to the farmers across Punjab, Haryana and other states. While Punjabi celebs, who had shown their support to farmers’ protests from day one hailed the decision, many resorted to memes to celebrate the news. Bollywood too reacted to this development as Friday’s trending hashtag was #FarmLawsRepealed. Here’s a follow up… Credit to the farmers Singers like Harf Cheema and Kanwar Grewal who were at ground zero with protesting farmers also hailed this news. Harf Cheema, on his way to Germany on Saturday, took out some time to share a music video of an old song, Baba Nanak Meher Karuga, Datteya Reh Tun Jatta Ve on Instagram while congratulating Punjab Singh (state) for the win of its sons (farmers). Himanshi Khurana, who had hit back at Kangana Ranaut for her ‘Khalistani’ remark DILJIT DOSANJH SONU SOOD earlier, tweeted, “Finally, victory is yours, many congratulations to all the farmers. A big gift of Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Prakash Parv. Happy Gurpurab.” Singer Tarsem Singh Jassar in a Facebook wrote, “I salute the courage and sacrifices of farmers. I pray for all the martyrs of this protest. It will go down in history in golden words. Congratulation to all for making this happen. #KisanMajdoorEkta Zindabad.” Singer and actor Diljit Dosanjh, who also came out with a song Dhiaan Dhar Mehsoos Kar this Gurpurb, without giving much away had shared a small message On World Children’s Day also knows as Child Right’s Day, Ayushmann Khurrana reveals that the health crisis that happened during the pandemic has turned into an acute humanitarian and child rights crisis now. The actor pledges to constantly work towards protecting child rights. He says, “We have seen that the pandemic that started as a health cri- frontier The opposing voice Actress Kangana Ranaut, whose stance on farmer’s law was pro-establishment, wrote on her Instagram story, “Sad, shameful and absolutely unfair…” to a tweet shared by someone named Akanksha Shandaliya, “Street power is the only power that matters, hence proved. #FarmersProtest”. She further added, “If people on the street have started to make laws and not the chosen government in Parliament then even this is a jihadi nation… Congratulations to all who wanted it like this.” Blessing for everyone Richa Chadha, who lent her support to farmers’ protest since the beginning, celebrated Gurparb by wearing a green t-shirt with farmers’ picture on it, called it outfit of the day(#ootd). She captioned it, “Sarbat Da Bhalla (Blessings for everyone). Kisan Majdoor Ekta Zindabad! Art by @mirsuhail.” The actress also replied to member of Bharitya Kisan Union as he shared the big news on Twitter, “Jeet Gaye Aap. Aapki Jeet Mein Sab Ki Jeet Hai.” A picture of photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, who died in July in Afghanistan also resurfaced on Twitter which showed how Kisans had celebrated Prakash Utsav of Guru Nanak last year on roads. Richa and many others had retweeted the picture. Gul Panag too wrote a long tweet to express her happiness, “Grateful to @narendramodi for repealing the farm laws, finally. I wish we didn’t have to let the impasse last this long, cause so many lives to be lost. And demonise, debase, delegitimise the Farm Protest and the protestors.#Farmlawsrepealed...Let this be a lesson for future governments to find the means & the will, to engage with all stake holders when bringing about reform. And also a lesson for law makers that legislative procedure can’t be circumvented by passing laws in minutes, without discussion & debate.” Wonderful news Hailing the move of the Prime Minister, actor and philanthropist Sonu Sood tweeted, “This is a wonderful news! Thank you,@narendramodiji, @PMOIndia, for taking back the farm laws. Thank you, farmers, for raising just demands through peaceful protests. Hope you will happily return to be with your families on the Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji today.” Meanwhile, meme makers had a field day. REVIEW NEW RELEASE sis has turned into an acute humanitarian and child rights crisis. Children are affected in many ways, directly and indirectly, such as losing out on their physical and mental well-being, learning, social interactions, nutrition. Many lost their parents as well. We have children not only living an emotional tragedy, they are also at high risk of neglect, abuse and exploitation.” He adds, “Let’s pledge this World Children’s Day to give back to all children their childhood and their future, impacted due to the pandemic. Covid-19 has changed the way many of us will live and work. Let’s reimagine and take action so that all children are protected from all manner of abuse; that they can safely go back to school and learn and are mentally and physically healthy.” Gippy Grewal shines as writer as well as in a special appearance in the climax Here comes the It’s a revenge saga WARNING original Chhorri... But that’s a surprise for all for later. We tried to fit a large concept into these frames, I do hope people like it because if they do, we will go five steps further into the unknown and start churning out the rest of this film. Yes, there might be versions left to showcase.” Simultaneously, Ali is also currently shooting for Vishal Bharadwaj’s directorial Khufiya. Mark your calendar Ranbir’s Animal to release theatrically in August 2023 Singh, the remake of his 2017 Telugu hit Arjun Reddy. Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series is producing Animal. The banner shared the new release date of the movie on its official Twitter page. “Bhushan Kumar, Ranbir Kapoor & Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s crime drama film, Animal to hit theaters worldwide on 11th August 2023,” the tweet read. Animal also stars Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol and Parineeti Chopra. It is produced by T-Series, Pranay Reddy Vanga’s Bhadrakali Pictures and Murad Khetani’s Cine1 Studios. —PTI on Instagram story, “Shukar Parmatma Da. Nanak Naam Chadhdi Kala, Tere Bhaane Sarbat Da Bhalla. Shukar.” Actor-singer Gippy Grewal also came live on Facebook to congratulate his fans on Gurpurab and repeal of the farm laws. As Punjabis are never short of songs for any occasion, singer R-Nait released a song on Friday afternoon, called Shukrana on the auspicious occasion. BJP MP and singer, Hans Raj Hans, who did not speak much about farm laws earlier, too congratulated the farmers. RICHA CHADHA Lessons for future Ayushmann Khurrana on World Children’s Day Ali’s new Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor-starrer film Animal is set to release in cinemas worldwide on August 11, 2023, the makers announced on Friday. The crime drama is directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, who made his directorial debut in Bollywood with 2019 blockbuster Kabir GUL PANAG Let’s pledge... Ali Fazal to star as the lead in Arati Kadav’s futuristic space film Ali Fazal will soon be seen in a space movie helmed by Arati Kadav, who made a splash with her unique scifi film Carog with Shweta Tripathi and Vikrant Massey. Ali shot with a highly skilled crew recently. Ali said, “It’s something I haven’t dabbled in before. It was more like an experiment to try and pull this off in some very unlikely conditions too. As the Prime Minister revokes the three contentious farm laws, cheer spreads among celebs, who have been supporting the farmers’ cause Evelyn welcomes baby girl with husband Tushaan Meet Ava Evelyn Sharma and Tushaan Bhindi welcomed a baby girl on November 12. On Friday, Evelyn took to Instagram and shared the happy news with her fans and followers with an adorable photo with her baby. “The most important role of my life…#mommy,” she captioned the post. The couple has named the baby as Ava. Ava is a name of Latin origin meaning ‘life’. While Evelyn and Tushaan got hitched in May, and it was only on June 7 that the actress shared the first photo from her intimate wedding. Meanwhile, on work front, Evelyn was last seen in Prabhas and Shaddha Kapoorstarrer Saaho. c m y b Bollywood recently saw the trailer of the upcoming horror film starring Nushrratt Bharuccha called Chhorri, a remake of the 2017 Marathi movie Lapachhapi. The original film starred actress Pooja Sawant as the lead character playing the role of a pregnant lady experiencing paranormal activities around her. Pooja, who received amazing response for her role and was nominated under Best Actress at the Madrid International Film Festival 2016, spoke about the film being remade in Hindi, “We are super proud. When we were making Lapachhapi, we never thought of what could happen with this film.”Talking about the remake and Nushratt playing her role, Pooja said, “I am very excited that Nusharatt is playing the lead. She is a great actress and I am very sure she’ll do her best to portray this character.” Director: Amar Hundal Cast: Prince Kanwal Jit Singh, Dheeraj Kumar, Mahabir Bhullar, Ashish Duggal and Gippy Grewal Rating: ★★★ Sheetal If you are wondering why an actor like Gippy Grewal’s name is at the end of the star cast, especially when he is the writer of this action-revenge-drama, well, let us spill the beans! The actor has made this film as a prelude to a bigger story which will come in the form of a sequel. Gippy shines as writer as well as in a special appearance in the climax, but Prince Kanwal Jit, Pamma in this film, has come out a hero in the story full of villains. From rape scenes that can be unsettling for some, to Shinda’s revenge act, there are layers to every character. There are applause-worthy dialogues too. Comedy being Punjabi actors’ forte, it is not missing from this revenge saga. In fact, as the story progresses there is no telling whether the next scene will be a fight or a laugh riot or both. We are also caught by surprise at times as dream sequences add twists to the plot . Gippy Grewal as Geja is convincingly mysterious and ferocious. There is, however, an absence of strong female characters and talented actor Seema Kaushal is reduced to a worrying mother. With heads flying and blood oozing, the film reminds us of Mirzapur and Gangs of Wasseypur, but what makes it different are the characters and their regional identities. Prince KJ reminds us of Nawazuddin Siddiqui at times. Dheeraj Kumar as Shinda passes off as a goon with one- track mind for revenge. The narrator of the film, Kapil Kalyan, has a good job of threading the story which was once a web series. As powerful are the lead characters, including Prince, Dheeraj, Gippy, Mahabir, attention to supporting cast would have added weight to the powerful script. While there’s a lot more to be seen as Gippy promises a grand comeback in its sequel, this film needs no warning for the audience. Go and watch!
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