11012022-LSTL-01.qxd 10-01-2022 23:37 Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Look wise Hrithik Roshan took social media by storm on his birthday (January 10), as he unveiled his first look from the muchawaited Bollywood remake of Vikram Vedha. TMS LUDHIANA | TUESDAY | 11 JANUARY 2022 Lighting up the screen RIP, Bob Power of the Dog, West Side Story bag top Golden Globe awards at an off-screen ceremony BOB Saget, who was best known for the role of Danny Tanner in the sitcom Full House, passed away on Sunday (January 9). He was 65. The comedian was reportedly found dead in his hotel room on Sunday afternoon at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, following a performance in Jacksonville, Florida. The cause of the death is yet to be known. The Orange County Sheriff’s office tweeted from its verified account and wrote, “Earlier today, deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, for a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room. The man was identified as Robert Saget and pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case. #BobSaget.” Soon after, many of Saget’s celebrity colleagues begun paying tribute to the late actor on social media. Sharing a black and white picture, Jim Carrey wrote, “Beautiful Bob Saget passed away today at 65. He had a big, big heart and a wonderfully warped comic mind. He gave the world a lot of joy and lived his life for goodness’sake.” Norman Lear also shared a picture and captioned it as, “Bob Saget was as lovely a human as he was funny. And to my mind, he was hilarious. We were close friends and I could not have loved him more.” — TMS Actor-comedian Bob Saget passes away POWER OF THE DOG D As Omicron cases soar, #dolo650 trends and meme makers have a field day with this 2022’s ramban Perfect medicine Mona While one agrees these have been unprecedented times, what one wasn’t prepared for was seeing an ordinary medicine become the ‘favourite snack’ of the times. As Omicron cases increase rapidly, social media has ‘Dolo 650’ trending! Dolo is the go to tablet for all the blues now. This sure has made #dolo650 soar on social media. Author-director Tahira Kashyap shared a song on Instagram celebrating Dolo 650 and its uses. “I have officially lost the plot! Also my love for dolo #dolo #dolo650 #omicron #corona #gocoronago #reels #reelitfeelit,” she posted with her short video. Dialogues, songs to scenes ...meme-makers have turned twitter into a Dolo-verse. “Many problems, 1 solution #Dolo650 be like: Mai… Merko sab aat hai. Mai expert hun...,” is one of the memes. Then there is #dolo650 supremacy with Omicron claiming (Chrysler Building in the background) ‘I have sore throat, fever, body ache, cough’ to Iron Man stating ‘ We have Dolo 650’ (very like Mere pass maa hai way) ARK Western The Power of the Dog and a remake of West Side Story won the biggest awards on Sunday at a diminished Golden Globes ceremony held privately without the usual glitzy line-up of Hollywood’s top television and movie stars. Actors, directors and film studios largely ignored the Globes this year after criticism in 2021 that its organisers, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), operated with questionable ethics policies and no Black members. Long-time broadcaster NBC opted not to air this year’s awards. Those awarded were revealed via social media and a live blog. Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, a tale of young love set among rival street gangs, was named best musical or comedy film. Released by Walt Disney Co, the film earned three trophies overall, including best actress for Rachel Zegler. Netflix’s The Power of the Dog also won three awards, including best director for Jane Campion. Other acting honours went to Will Smith for playing the determined father of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams in King Richard and Nicole Kidman for her role as Lucille Ball in Being the Ricardos. “Thank you for the acknowledgement!” Kidman, one of few winners to acknowledge their award, wrote on Instagram. Andrew Garfield won a best actor award for his role as playwright Jonathan Larson in musical Tick, Tick... Boom! For television, cutthroat corporate family saga Succession received the WEST SIDE STORY Esha tests Covid-positive Joining the list of Covid-positive celebrities now is actress Esha Gupta. On Sunday, she took to her Instagram story to inform her fans and followers that she had tested positive for Coronavirus. The actress also informed that she is currently quarantined at home and taking the necessary measures. Esha wrote, “Despite utmost precautions, I have tested positive for Covid-19. I have been following the protocols and isolated myself, and currently under home quarantine.” The actress further wrote, “I am sure I will come back stronger and better out of this. Please stay safe and mask up. Take care of yourself, and others. Don’t forget to mask up!” Meanwhile, on the work front, Esha will reportedly be seen in Hera Pheri 3 alongside Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty and Paresh Rawal. —TMS KING RICHARD THE POWER OF THE DOG: Best Motion Picture Drama and Director on Netflix WEST SIDE STORY: Best Motion Picture (INSET) TICK, TICK... BOOM! AND SUCCESSION best drama award and Hacks, about a fading female comedian, was crowned best comedy. Netflix led all studios with four film awards. HBO and HBO Max landed the most television honours, with six. JOURNEY OF CHANGE Mj Rodriguez was named best TV drama actress for Pose. It was the first Golden Globe given to a transgender actress. “Wow! ... Thank you!” she wrote on Instagram. “This is the door that is going to open the door for many more young talented individuals.” West Side Story stars Zegler Musical or Comedy on Amazon Prime ENCANTO: Best Motion Picture Animated on Disney+Hotstar SUCCESSION: Best TV series (Drama), best actor for Jeremy Strong, and best supporting actress for Sarah Snook on Disney+Hotstar THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD: Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television on Amazon Prime and Ariana DeBose, who won best supporting actress, also acknowledged their wins. “There is still work to be done, but when you’ve worked so hard on a project—infused with blood, sweat, tears and love—having the work seen and acknowledged is always going to be special. Thank you,” DeBose tweeted. The Globes normally draw millions of TV viewers to a celebrityfilled red carpet and champagnefuelled dinner that makes for a glamorous, yet informal contrast to the Academy Awards, the industry’s highest film honours. In the past, winning a Globe provided a boost to movies making a run for the Oscars. This year, the significance is less clear. Awards-watchers will follow closely other upcoming award ceremonies like the Screen Actors Guild and Producers Guild of America ahead of the March 27 Oscars. Critics had objected to the HFPA not having any Black members and raised questions over whether close relationships with Hollywood studios influenced the selection of nominees and winners. In May, Tom Cruise returned the three Golden Globe statuettes he had won. — Reuters ‘Art is an evolution’ Grammy winner Mtume is no more Musician Mtume is no more American jazz and R&B musician, songwriter, record producer and activist James Mtume passed away on Sunday. Tributes poured in for Grammy winning musician known for the 1983 R&B hit song Juicy Fruit. Singer and actress Stephanie Mills tweeted, “I am saddened to hear of the passing of my dear friend and producer #JamesMtume. He was so brilliant... The work chemistry we had was second to none. I will continue to lift you up through our music.” — TNS 83 scores a 100! Actor Amit Sadh, who has recovered from Covid, is using the third wave-induced downtime to sketch and prepare his character for the upcoming edition of ‘Breathe: Into The Shadows’. For him, art demands constant evolution from an artiste to push the boundaries and create something truly spectacular. Recollecting the time when he was under recovery from Covid, Amit said, “Covid affects people differently. I had milder symptoms despite taking utmost precautions and following Covidappropriate behaviour. AMIT SADH I was at home with my four-legged fur babies. Throughout my isolation period, I was aware of my situation and stayed calm, followed what doctors advised me; eating good food, resting, staying hydrated, and sleeping enough. It went well for me.” Taking a philosophical route, he opines that an artiste has to constantly evolve with time, “I read a beautiful line somewhere that said, don’t talk about philosophy, show it! I sincerely feel that any art is an evolution of sorts for any artiste. It is a work in progress...” — IANS PANKAJ TRIPATHI Soon, Criminal Justice 3 Pankaj Tripathi is all set to bring one his most loved roles as Madhav Mishra back on to the small screens with the third instalment of Applause Entertainment’s popular courtroom drama web-show, Criminal Justice. According to reports, it is going to be shot on a much bigger scale with a mix of new as well as old characters from the franchise coming together in a new story line. Pankaj Tripathi, who is currently enjoying time with his family in his hometown, Belsand, located in Gopalganj, Patna, Bihar, would be c m y b commencing the shoot in Mumbai. A source close to the actor shares, “Criminal Justice has always been a franchise very close to Pankaj. The journey, which started off from the first season in 2019, got such an overwhelming response that we’re already starting to shoot the third season right at the start of 2022. Madhav Mishra’s character is somewhat like Pankaj — he stands for what is right, no matter what; he believes in uplifting and supporting the weaker sections of our society; and he relies on just two traits — honesty and pure talent.” — TMS Filmmaker Kabir Khan’s cricket drama 83 has touched the Rs 100-crore mark at the domestic box office, the makers said on Monday. Seventeen days since its release, the allIndia collections of the Ranveer Singh-headlined film now stands at Rs 100.56-cr. The movie was released in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam on December 24. Reliance Entertainment, one of the production houses behind 83, shared the news on its official Twitter account. “India scores a century!” read the caption of the poster. 83 was dubbed as an underperformer by trade analysts as the multistarrer failed to maintain the momentum of the Hindi film box-office following the mammoth success of Akshay RANVEER SINGH IN 83 Kumar’s 2021 Diwali release Sooryavanshi — the only Bollywood blockbuster of last year. In an earlier interview, Khan had defended the film’s collection by calling 83 a “victim of the pandemic” and said the movie put up a show despite battling Covid-19 restrictions, like closure of cinema halls in certain states and theatrical occupancy cap in key territories. — PTI
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