26112021-LSTC-01.qxd 11/26/2021 12:09 AM Page 1 c m y b VARUN’S LOOK FROM BHEDIYA Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon dropped the first look poster of their upcoming film Bhediya on their respective social media handles on Thursday. The poster features Varun in a fierce and intense look. Sharing the poster, Varun and Kriti even announced the release date of the film as November 25, 2022. Nushrratt Bharuccha, who will be seen in the film Chhorii, says though horror genre takes the life out of you, rom-coms are no less challenging TRIBUNE Life Nonika Singh F ROM romcoms like Pyaar Ka Punchnama and Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety to anthology Ajeeb Daastaans to heroine-oriented film Chhorii to Akshay Kumar-starrer Ram Setu, it has been quite a Chhalaang for Nushrratt Bharuccha! As she is ready with her first horror film Chhorii, a remake of Marathi film Lapachhapi, she can’t stop gushing over her director Vishal Furia, as well as the relevance of remakes. Remakes, she insists, are not rehashes, but an attempt to add layers and nuances to the original. And in the hands of the same director (Vishal directed the original too) she observes, “Who better than him to translate the cinematic experience in another language as he knows the soul of the film?” Tough task audiences is even more challenging. For actors too, one is right in assuming that horror is a difficult genre and as she puts it, “Horror takes the life out of you, especially since Chhorii involves a gamut of emotions as well.” But if you think acting in ‘popcorn-friendly’ comedies that work like a breeze with audiences, is a cakewalk, she couldn’t disagree more. “Doing a comic act especially for female actors is as hard a nut to crack as say a serious part in Ajeeb Daastaans.” Sure some of her successful films may have been panned by critics, even termed sexist and misogynist. She defends her choice, “Cracking jokes (on girls too) is fine, provided it’s a healthy banter and not done with any malice. Girls in Pyaar Ka Punchnama are characters; we are not saying all girls on this planet are like this.” As for critics, she says, “It’s their job to critique and evaluate as they deem fit. It’s not my job to respond to criticism, but to keep working and may be pay heed to some bits of the advice.” But one advice she follows blindly is of captain of the ship; the director. “I am completely a director’s actor. If he tells me go in that direction, I go CHANDIGARH | FRIDAY | 26 NOVEMBER 2021 SONU KE TITU KI SWEETY CHHORII there. But if the director doesn’t know what he is doing, I will be a complete mess.” Luckily, all her directors, be it commercially successful like Luv Ranjan or critically acclaimed like Hansal Mehta, know their craft too well. Coactors which too come from an exalted list (Rajkummar Rao, Ayushmann Khurrana and now Akshay Kumar) matter a lot. “Acting is syncing of energies and they have to be in the positive spectrum. Akshay sir is the cherry on the top of everything. We had so much fun and bonhomie while shooting for Ram Setu that I want to be He’s a true favourite Satyamev Jayate 2 director Milap Zaveri praises John Abraham was already confirmed for the role in Satyamev Jayate 2. The director said that he wanted him to star in each of his films. “Sir, if it was up to me, John would star in every film of mine. I frequently tell John that when he’ll turn 90 even then he’ll pick up something, destroy something; tear up something! But yes, looking at John I think… He can do anything,” he said. The director continued: “John used to tell me ‘Milap how can I tear up this tyre?’ So, I said ‘John, looking at you the tyre fears you! The tyre would burst itself looking at your muscles!” — IANS JOHN ABRAHAM Soon, AaryaSeason 2 Sushmita Sen to don the role of an unwilling gangster After emerging as one of the most gripping thrillers from India with an International Emmy nomination for best drama series, Aarya is set to hit the digital space with season 2. What makes it one of the most-anticipated OTT series is that its trailer is rife with surprising twists. Created by Ram Madhvani, the series is an official adaption of the hit Dutch series Penoza. The second season Suhana Khan, daughter of SRK, has hinted that she is set to leave New York, where she was studying filmmaking at the New York University, and is heartbroken. IANS ‘I am a director’s actor’ Of course, bettering the original, especially one which found favour with critics and Satyamev Jayate 2 director Milap Zaveri opens up on casting John Abraham for his movie and he was all praise for John on The Kapil Sharma Show. John Abraham, Divya Khosla Kumar, and director Milap Zaveri were on the show to promote their movie. While talking about the film, host Kapil Sharma asked Milap whether John She’s sad! follows the journey of a mother combatting the dark world of crime and enemies closing in on her family and children. Sushmita will be seen reprising the role of Aarya Sareen and she will be joined by actors Sikandar Kher, Vikas Kumar, Mayo Sarao, Ankur Bhatia, Akash Khurana, Dilnaz Irani, among others. The series will premiere on Disney+ Hotstar on December 10, 2021. c m y b back on the sets every day.” What makes her say yes to a part is not its length. When she signed Dream Girl, all she looked at was the premise. She says, “If the story appeals to me I will even play a tree.” Jokes apart, the lovely actress, who makes even the part of a house-help look ultra-glamorous, would like to experiment with all genres. Whether she would like to be complimented for her looks or her talent, she has a classic reply, “I want to be appreciated for who I am. Forget the beauty or talent, just accept me for who I am which could include a million flaws.” OTT is big As Chhorii streams on Amazon Prime today, she has no regrets at the film not making it to cinema halls. “The pandemic has taught us how big OTT platforms are.” Can she spook us out with Chhorii? “If I don’t, let me know in the next interview,” she says with élan and confidence. The actress who has been told ‘you have arrived’ ever since Pyaar Ka Punchnama became a sleeper hit, sure knows how to hit the right buttons. So brace yourself for some spook fest. DREAM GIRL CHHALAANG
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