26112021-LSTL-01.qxd 11/25/2021 11:44 PM 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 She’s sad! 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 LUDHIANA | FRIDAY | 26 NOVEMBER 2021 ‘I am a director’s actor’ 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 Of course, bettering the original, especially one which found favour with critics and 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 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 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. Soon, Aarya Season 2 True favourite Here’s how Khan family celebrated Salim Khan’s birthday Grand occasion Satyamev Jayate 2 director Zaveri is all-praise for John Abraham 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 was already confirmed for the role in Satyamev Jayate 2. The director said that he wanted him to star in each of Sharvari, who recently made her Bollywood debut with Bunty Aur Babli 2, aspires to follow in the footsteps of Madhuri Dixit. The actress says, “Being a Maharashtrian, I have grown up idolising Madhuri Dixit. My family and everyone I know is a huge fan of her. Hailing from our state, she became a pan-Indian superstar who ruled the hearts of innumerable people. Artistes like me, who are from Maharashtra, aspire to be like Madhuri Dixit and achieve the brilliance of craft and she will be joined by actors Sikandar Kher, Vikas Kumar, Mayo Sarao, Ankur Bhatia, Akash Khurana, Dilnaz Irani, among others. Shedding light on her character in the second season, Sushmita Sen says, “Season 2 is not just about Aarya, a strong woman but also a warrior. The new chapter is a fascinating revelation of the character and has proved to be a huge learning for me as an actor. I challenged myself in a new avatar and hope that the audiences will like it.” The series will premiere on Disney+ Hotstar on December 10, 2021. JOHN ABRAHAM It was Salim Khan’s birthday on Wednesday (November 24) and his son Salman Khan made sure he shared a glimpse of the celebrations with his fans! The noted screenwriter, who was part of the duo Salim-Javed, celebrated his 86th birthday on Wednesday. On the special occasion, Salman shared a full family picture and wrote in the caption, “Happy b day dad …” The picture features the entire Khan family — Salman, Salim Khan, Salma Khan, Sohail Khan, Arbaaz khan, Helen, Atul Agnihotri, Alvira Khan Agnihotri and Arpita Khan Sharma. 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 c m y b CHHALAANG Sharvari inspired by Madhuri Dixit Sushmita Sen to don the role of an unwilling gangster in the series 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 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 DREAM GIRL MADHURI DIXIT & SHARVARI that she possessed. She is an inspiration for us all. I have danced on her songs and performed on her scenes since childhood.” She adds, “Even before my debut, she had been a huge reference point for me as I have tried to take notes from her performances. I hope to make her proud one day and the people of my state as well as my country. I know I need their love and support to get the projects that I aspire to be in. My journey has just started and I know I have a really long way to go.”
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