10012022-LSTL-01.qxd 1/10/2022 12:03 AM Page 1 c m y b ONE MONTH OF TOGETHERNESS Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal celebrated their one-month wedding anniversary on Sunday (January 9). Wishing her husband, the actress penned a love-filled post for Vicky while sharing a romantic picture with him. TMS When Sarah Jessica Parker called the lehenga a saree TRIBUNE New turf Life Kirti Kulhari has launched her own production house called Kintsukuroi Films, whose first project, in which Kirti will also be seen, will be a dark comedy titled Nayeka. TMS LUDHIANA | MONDAY | 10 JANUARY 2022 For the mother tongue On World Hindi Day, celebrities recall their favourite movie based on literary works and the need to promote the language further at the global level POWERFUL NOTE: Eijaz Khan Sheetal HINDI SUBTITLES Ragini Nandwani T HE World Hindi Day, not to be confused with National Hindi Diwas, is celebrated each year to commemorate World Hindu Conference, which took place in 1975. While the conference still happens once in every three years, the sole purpose of this day is to propagate Hindi language at an international level. To mark this special day, celebrities share how the entertainment industry can promote the Hindi language further and also their favourite film based on literary works. Ek Chadar Maili Si, a 1986 film directed by Sukhwant Dhadda, is an adaptation of Rajinder Singh Bedi’s classic Urdu novel by the same name. The novel even won the 1965 Sahitya Akademi Award. The film starred Hema Malini, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Rishi Kapoor and Poonam Dhillon in the lead roles. Worth a thought: To promote more of Hindi, we should have subtitles in Hindi too. There should be no ‘Hinglish’ in dialogues. I like the Hindi film Angoor. It is a remake of the Indian film Do Dooni Char, which was a remake of 1963 Bengali comedy Bhranti Bilas. The film was based on Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar’s Bengali novel by the same name. An upcoming Rohit Shetty film, titled Cirkus, is also official adaptation of Angoor. Worth a thought: Hindi is our mother tongue and must be promoted. The titles of films can be in Hindi language and even the subtitles. NO MIXING: Angad Hasija VALUE IT MORE Pranitaa Pandit My favourite Bollywood movie, based on a Hindi novel, is Sadgati. The film was directed by Satyajit Ray and based on Munshi Premchand’s work. The movie was based on the tragic lives of the untouchables in the country. Worth a thought: To propagate Hindi as an international language, I feel we should use more Hindi in films and songs. It shouldn’t be mixed with English. I love Dilip Kumar’s character in the film Devdas, a film that was inspired by a Bengali novel by Sarat Chandra Chatterjee. It was a cult movie that has inspired films and characters till date. Worth a thought: The promotional campaigns for films should have more of Hindi in them—right from posters to fliers. Hindi is our national language and we need to value it more. Oops! FOCUSED APPROACH Sharad Malhotra In a recent episode of the reboot of the cult classic Sex And The City christened And Just Like That, actress Sarah Jessica Parker was seen flaunting a lehenga by Indian designers Falguni and Shane Peacock. In the episode, revolving around the festival of Diwali, Sarah’s iconic character, Carrie Bradshaw, wore a lehenga and called it a saree! — IANS I loved Satyajit Ray’s 1977 film Shatranj Ke Khiladi. It was based on Munshi Premchand’s short story by the same name. The movie featured Amjad Khan, Sanjeev Kumar, Saeed Jaffrey and Shabana Azmi. It was a political satire. Worth a thought: As far as Bollywood is concerned, I feel we can focus on making more movies based on old Hindi novels; that will definitely promote Hindi as an international language. As for the music industry, they should make more Hindi songs rather than recreating or remixing old ones. WEBSOLUTE FUN Relations, drama & more With the increase in Covid cases, let’s stay safe at home and keep ourselves entertained with the latest OTT offerings. Here are the releases of this week January 14: Human on Disney+ Hotstar January 13: Ranjish Hi Sahi on Voot Select When dark secrets of the medical world are revealed, will the brave live to expose the truth or be consumed in a dangerous web of lies and deception? Human is a medical thriller based on human drug trials in India. The series boasts of a stellar cast headlined by Shefali Shah and Kirti Kulhari, along with Vishal Jethwa, Ram Kapoor, Seema Biswas, Aditya Srivastava and Mohan Agashe, amongst others. Created by Mahesh Bhatt, written and directed by Pushpdeep Bhardwaj, the series revolves around a fledgling, maverick, film director who gets drawn into an extra-marital affair with an eccentric superstar, who changes his life forever; his marriage with his first love spirals, as he is torn in between two worlds. Set in 70s Bollywood, the golden era of bellbottoms and some great music, the story explores complicated human relationships. Gone too soon Jacqueline Fernandez breaks silence on viral picture with Sukesh Chandrashekhar Telugu filmstar Mahesh Babu’s elder brother, actor-turned-producer Ramesh Babu, died on Saturday at the age of 56 after prolonged illness. The eldest son of the celebrated Telugu actor and former MP Ghatama, neni Siva Rama Krishna, Ramesh Babu started Telugu actor-producer Ramesh Babu, elder brother of Mahesh Babu, dies at 56 ‘Rough patch’ January 14: Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein on Netflix The series is a psychological drama with themes of love and power, set against the backdrop of crime and desire. Based in the fictional town of Onkara, the series shows love, politics and lawlessness collide in the heartland, all while reversing gender dynamics. Use of popular 90’s track, Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein, highlights the suspense factor. The cast includes Tahir Raj Bhasin and Shweta Tripathi, among others. —TMS Jacqueline Fernandez has finally broken her silence on the Sukesh Chandrashekhar case and her viral pictures with him. Earlier, a mirror selfie of the actress with Sukesh had gone viral and on Saturday (January 8), a new picture of Sukesh kissing Jacqueline went viral too. The actress has now released a statement and requested everyone not to ‘intrude her privacy’ as she is going through a rough patch in life. Her statement read, “This country and its people have given me tremendous c m y b love and respect. This includes my friends from the media, from whom I have learnt a lot. I’m currently going through a rough patch, but I’m sure that my friends and my fans will see me through.” The actress continued, “It is with this trust that I would request my friends to not circulate images that intrude my privacy and personal space. You would not do this to your own loved ones, so I am sure you would not do this to me either. Hoping that justice and good sense prevails. Thank you.” —TMS acting at the age of 12, and went on to perform memorably in films such as Bazaar Rowdy and Mugguru Kodukulu, but he eventually became a producer and will be remembered for Arjun as well as the two comedies, Dookudu and Aagadu. As the family shared the news of Babu’s death on social media late on Saturday night, several members of the Telugu film industry offered condolences. Telugu megastar Chiranjeevi took to Twitter and wrote: “Shocked and deeply saddened by the demise of Shri G. Ramesh Babu. My heartfelt condolences...” — IANS PROUD FACT Ranaksh Rana Rajesh Khanna, Asha Parekh’s hit film Kati Patang, which was based on a book by Gulshan Nanda, was amazing. The performances were great. Worth a thought: We should have credit titles in Hindi too, besides English. Also there should be more films based on Hindi literary works. Hindi is our mother tongue and we should be proud of the fact. More and more TV shows should be based on novels. We haven’t forgotten Malgudi Days till date! Positive note Ayushmann Khurrana shares the reason behind making of Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui Actor Ayushmann Khurrana has shared that the intention behind making Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui was to talk about the concept of gender inclusivity. The film, which was released on OTT after a successful theatrical run recently, became the most streamed content within 24 hours of its digital release. Commenting on the same, the actor said, “We wanted to talk about the need for gender inclusivity and for that to happen, it was important that a critical number of people saw and engaged with the film. From the word go, we wanted to make a film that touched as many people as possible. It is really heartwarming to see that Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui became the number one streamed content within 24 hours of its drop.” He added, “Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui has been made with a lot of love, soul and heart. The fact that it is entertaining so many people and delivering an important, positive, message for social good is really, really, humbling.” Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, directed by Abhishek Kapoor, also stars Vaani Kapoor. — IANS
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