22112021-LSTL-01.qxd 21-11-2021 23:38 Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Great journey Life Rani Mukerji says she entered the film industry without ever wanting to be an actor, but her journey turned out extremely rewarding after she started falling in love with the craft. PTI LUDHIANA | MONDAY | 22 NOVEMBER 2021 Legal lanes Three cheers! Tough to play triple role in Satyameva Jayate sequel, says actor John Abraham As the second season of Your Honor releases, lead actor Jimmy Sheirgill says it was great fun to work with Gulshan Grover, who makes his digital debut with this series Sheetal John Abraham is back with the second installment of his action film Satyameva Jayate in which the actor essays a triple role, something he said was a challenge. The film is a sequel to his 2018 hit by the same name. In the second part, scheduled to be released in theatres on November 25, Abraham will again be seen fighting corruption, this time in Lucknow. The actor plays three roles in the film – of a farmer-father and his twin sons—a cop and a politician. “It is very daunting to play all these roles in one film. One part was like a breeze because in the first film I played a similar role of a vigilante. The other character is a cop for which I would shoot two-three scenes a day. I couldn’t get the hang of this guy (character) initially but finally we nailed it. He is very interesting in the film. Besides, we had to get the distinction right between a brooding and funny guy. My favourite character is the father, it has turned out to be outstanding in terms of heroism,” Abraham said. John added that the main reason for making the second part was the reception they got for the first one. “The idea is to make a good film and entertain everyone. People loved the first one so much. The first part of everything is a testing ground because most of them don’t work, hence we don’t see more franchises. There are very few films that work and which is why there is a demand for a sequel.” Abraham, 48, further said the only similarity between the first and the second film is the theme of corruption. “This new film is a completely different story. The only thing common is that a vigilante is going to take on corruption,” he said. Directed by Milap Zaveri, Satyameva Jayate 2 is produced by TSeries and Emmay Entertainment. Divya Khosla Kumar, Rajeev Pillai and Anup Soni are also a part of the cast. — PTI A FTER garnering a great response for the first season of Your Honor, starring Jimmy Sheirgill, the makers, Applause Entertainment and the platform Sony Liv, are back with the second season. Released on November 19, the trailer, dropped three days before its release, was watched by 2.2 million people. Says Jimmy, “There are a lot of things we don’t understand in terms of promotions. A teaser is released, followed by trailer and next day you know the series is available to stream. Even in the worst-case scenario, I will still consider 10-day promotions a given. Maybe the thinking was that the set audience of the show, which had showered so much love during the first season, will stay connected. OTT seems very new when these things happen and I think we are all part of the experiments that are happening.” The series also stars, Mahie Gill, Pulkit Makol, Varun Badola and Mita Vashisht. ‘Badman’ Gulshan Grover, who will be a part of the series from the second season, says, “I don’t if it happened by chance or planning that the second season got released on Gurpurb, but mein bada khush haiga ji (I am happy). I IN THESE TOUGH TIMES, THERE WAS A DELAY IN THE FIRST SEASON OF THE SERIES AND THE SAME HAPPENED WHEN THE SECOND SEASON BEGAN. IT’S A PROJECT THAT WE HAVE ALL ENJOYED WORKING ON AND I HOPE WE COME UP WITH THE THIRD SEASON TOO. I HAVE BEEN OFFERED MANY ROLES IN WEB SERIES, BUT NOTHING WAS AS GOOD AS THIS FOR MY DIGITAL DEBUT. THE SERIES HAS BEEN HELMED BY NATIONAL AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR EESHWAR NIWAS. I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT MY ROLE WILL CREATE SOME WAVES. JIMMY SHEIRGILL, ACTOR GULSHAN GROVER, ACTOR had interacted with Danish Khan, Business Head Sony Liv, the minute the second season’s teaser was shared and he had said the promotions will take place on television shows like KBC and The Kapil Sharma Show.” Relatable story Gulshan, who essays the role of Gurjot Pannu in the sec- ond season, was attracted by the story of how a father bends rules to save his son. He adds, “The emotion is noble and relatable. I have been offered many roles in web series, but nothing was as good as this for my digital debut. The series has beenhelmed by National Awardwinning director Eeshwar Niwas. I can assure you that my role as Gurjot Pannu will make Bishan Khosla’s life miserable.” And did Jimmy bask in the success of the first season? “No, not at all. I was immediately set for the next season. In these tough times, there was a delay in the first season of the series and the same happened when the second season began. It’s a project that we have all enjoyed working on and I hope we come up with the third season too.” During the Zoom conference of Your Honor, Jimmy talks about his bond with the veteran actor too, “It is the seventh or eighth time we have worked together. It is fun to work with somebody like Gulshan ji, who makes the atmosphere so light and nice. I had a great time. Shot in and around Ludhiana, the fun on the sets was amazing although due to Covid restrictions there was not much exploring.” As for his upcoming projects, Jimmy will be seen in Punjabi film Shareek 2, which will release in April next year, whereas Gulshan’s movie, Cash, was released on Hotstar on the same date as Your Honor! Jug Jugg Jeeyo gets a release date The release date for Jug Jugg Jeeyo, starring Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, Anil Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor and Prajakta Kohli, has now been announced. The film is reportedly set to release on June 24, 2022. The star cast along with filmmaker Karan Johar took to their social media handles to announce the date and also shared new stills from the film. The makers even released a motion poster of the film, captioning it as, “Family is everything Issilye #Jug Jugg Jeeyo! Coming to take over the cinemas near you on June 24, 2022.” The film is helmed by Raj Mehta and marks the comeback of Neetu Kapoor, after the demise of her husband Rishi Kapoor. WEBSOLUTE FUN On OTT this week, veteran actors Raj Babbar and Poonam Dhillon will make a comeback on screen. Horror flick Chhorii, Marvel’s Hawkeye and season 2 of Illegal are also in the line-up. Here’s a quick check Horror, drama & more... November 24: Hawkeye on Disney+ Hotstar November 24: True Story on Netflix November 25: Illegal Season 2 on Voot Select This Marvel Studio’s new series is set in postblip New York City. Former Avenger Clint Barton has a seemingly simple mission—get back to his family for Christmas. Maybe with the help of Kate Bishop, a 22-year-old archer with dreams of becoming a superhero. The two are forced to work together when a presence from Barton’s past threatens to derail far more than the festive spirit. This limited series stars Kevin Hart and Wesley Snipes. The story revolves around a comedian named Kid (Hart), who reconnects with his wayward older brother Carlton (Snipes) during a tour stop in Philadelphia. The eightepisode show examines the fall-out of a lost evening the two share that threatens to destroy Kid’s career. Illegal season 2 is a courtroom drama that follows the life of an idealist lawyer, Niharika Singh (Neha Sharma), as she navigates contentious legal cases, high profile rivalries and a complex personal life. The second season of the popular franchise elevates the high stakes showdown between Niharika and her former mentor-turned-adversary Janardhan Jaitley, played by Piyush Mishra. What a star! Salma Hayek gets ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame Star’ honour Salma Hayek has been honoured with a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star in California. The Mexican-American actress and film producer is now the 2,709th celebrity to get the coveted star. Hayek was honoured on Friday ahead of the release of her latest film, House of Gucci. The actress expressed gratitude to her fans and dedicated her star to them. The ceremony was attended by Chloe Zhao and Adam Sandler. During her speech, Hayek recalled the doubts some people had about her succeeding in America as a Mexican woman. She thanked those who opened doors for her and also advised people to follow their dreams. Salma said, “Find something to love. If you think you aren’t good at it like I did, make yourself good at it. It doesn’t have to be the movies, be your best at everything you do. Try to be better. Try to find joy in what you do. Work hard. Prepare. Don’t care what anybody says, but most importantly don’t listen to yourself when you bring yourself down.” Hema Malini honoured at IFFI Hema Malini was honoured with the Indian Film Personality of the Year 2021 Award at the 52nd edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), currently being held in Goa. Hollywood legend Martin Scorsese and Hungarian director Istvan Szabo were given the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award, while lyricist Prasoon Joshi was honoured with the Indian Personality of the Year award. After receiving the award, Hema Malini said, “It’s a fruit of my labour over the years. As an MP also, I do my best for the people of Mathura.” Meanwhile, many celebrities, including Ranveer Singh, Salman Khan and others, performed at the opening ceremony of the festival on Saturday (November 20). As many as 624 entries were received from 96 countries. From India, 44 movies in 18 languages will be showcased during the festival. Major OTT platforms, including Netflix, as well as Amazon Prime Video, among others, have also participated in the film festival. November 26: Chhorii on Amazon Prime Video Chhorii traces the journey of Sakshi (played by Nushrratt Bharuccha) from the city to a secluded village, where she experiences all things paranormal. What’s the mystery behind the drama she witnesses in the village is what makes Chhorii an interesting watch. Directed by Vishal Furia, the film is a remake of the Marathi film Lapachhapi and also stars Mita Vashisht, Rajesh Jais, Saurabh Goyal and Yaanea Bharadwaj. c m y b November 26: Dil Bekaraar on Disney+ Hotstar This Hotstar special is set to take its subscribers on a journey into the charming era of the 80s. The series unravels the day-to-day life of the Thakur family as they battle their ideological conflicts in the times of telegrams, telephones, and Gold Spot. The show stars Raj Babbar and Poonam Dhillon, amongst others. RANVEER SINGH PERFORMS AT IFFI, WHICH IS BEING HELD AT GOA
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