13012022-LSTC-01.qxd 1/12/2022 11:12 PM Page 1 c m y b LATA MANGESHKAR STILL IN ICU Lata Mangeshkar, who was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday after testing positive for Covid-19, is still in the ICU. Dr Pratit Samdhani, who is treating her, said on Wednesday: “She will be under observation for 1012 days. Along with Covid, she is also suffering from pneumonia.” TMS TRIBUNE New song Life Ace singer Shreya Ghoshal is coming up with a new single titled Uff, featuring Naagin 3-fame Heli Daruwala and Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai actor Mohsin Khan. IANS CHANDIGARH | THURSDAY | 13 JANUARY 2022 On Lohri, celebs go down memory lane and recollect fond memories of the festival Traditional treat Low-key affair Mona L OHRI is here, bringing with it joy and hope. The turn of season is celebrated by different names — Bihu, Makar Sankranti and Pongal—in different parts of the country, all signifying the harvest season and to be grateful to bountiful earth. Here are celebs sharing some fond memories, and how they are celebrating Lohri in 2022. Family time Makar Sankranti will mostly be low-key this year, just like the past two years. Although it is such an important festival, I will avoid going over or inviting people to my house this time. My fondest memory of this festival is when my entire family would sit together around a bonfire and celebrate for long. Lohri always meant family time for me, but, of course, once you start working you miss these things. Lohri always brings back memories of Chandigarh. All my relatives would gather together, we would dance all night and gorge on some yummy delicacies. This festival is all about positivity. This year I will be celebrating in Mumbai. Geetanjali Tikekar, actress Positive note My fondest memories from childhood include flying kites with my friends and having til ke laddoos. This festive season, we have to think positive and quit all negativity. These celebrities have a special reason to celebrate Lohri this year… Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif It’s the first Lohri Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi recently revealed the name of their new-born baby as Gurik. Sharing a picture with Angad, her daughter and the baby, Neha wrote, “Our baby boy Gurik #GuriqSinghDhupiaBedi.” This is Gurik’s first Lohri. Aditya Deshmukh, actress Stay safe I miss Kolkata during this time of the year. Lohri means happiness and prosperity to me. Since I tested positive for Covid and am still recovering from it, I will be celebrating it with my wife Ripci and my furry baby Leo. A small celebration of just the three of us because we are still in isolation. It’s my first Lohri without my mother, and it’s indeed going to be very difficult. Home it is for me, given the circumstances. I wish my well-wishers a very happy and joyous Lohri. Stay safe, stay blessed, and I hope everyone has a great year ahead!” Sharad Malhotra, actor In February 2021, the stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma and wife Ginni were blessed with a second child. They welcomed their first child in 2019, who they named Anarya. Trishaan Sharma will be celebrating his first Lohri this year. Neha Dhupia, Angad Bedi’s son Gurik Bedi Angad Hasija, actor Happy vibes Kapil Sharma & Ginni’s son Trishaan Sharma Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif, who got married in December last year, will be celebrating their first Lohri this season. Vicky is currently shooting in Indore for his next and Katrina had also joined him a couple of days ago. The two are expected to be back home to take their parents’ blessing on their first Lohri after the wedding. Singer Harshdeep Kaur’s son Hunar Singh Singer Harshdeep Kaur and husband Mankeet Singh welcomed their baby boy in March 2021. This is Hunar Singh’s first Lohri. Geeta Basra & Harbhajan’s son Jovan Veer Singh Geeta Basra and Harbhajan Singh were looking forward to hosting a Lohri bash for their son Jovan Veer Singh’s first celebration of the festival. They had planned a party for the 13th of January. However, due to surge in Covid cases, they had to put the party on hold. Shaalien Malhotra, actress ISTOCK NET, FLICKS & MORE Ayushmann Khurrana and brother Aparshakti buy lavish homes in Mumbai Fruit of labour After a family house in Chandigarh, Ayushmann Khurrana and his actor brother Aparshakti Khurana have now purchased two lavish apartments in Mumbai. Both the apartments are said to be in the same housing complex. According to reports, the apartments are located in Mumbai’s Lokhandwala Complex. While one of the apartments cost around Rs 19-crore, the other one is reportedly worth Rs 7-crore. Tender touch With little frenzy in the narrative, The Tender Bar comes across as a sensitive portrayal and a delicate slice of emotions and compassion THE TENDER BAR Cast: Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan, Daniel Ranieri, Lily Rabe, and Christopher Lloyd. Director: George Clooney Rating: ★★★ Nonika Singh A boy who loves to read, decides to be a writer. So, what does it take to be a writer... Perhaps, a ton-load of books or may be nothing except a strong belief that you can be, rather are, one. As the Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and author J. R. Moehringer's memoir finds a reflection in celluloid reality The Tender Bar, this story of a child abandoned by his father turning into a successful writer is rather tender. First the child actor Daniel Ranieri in a heart-melting performance takes your breath away. Both his curiosity/ability to read and connect with a father figure, which in the absence of his own, he finds in his maternal uncle Charlie, a bartender, is palpa- ble. And his performance as he wears a perfect blend of innocence and intelligence is both earnest and heart-tugging. Tye Sheridan as adult JR is competent too. But what keeps the momentum going is Ben Affleck. His act as Charlie Maguire, who teaches his nephew a thing or two about ‘man’s science’ as well as provides him a treasure trove of books stored in this island bar aptly called Dickens. While the uncle-nephew relationship is at the core of the narrative and warms the cockles of your heart, we don’t feel the same intensity of warmth in the motherchild bonding. Sure the child feels for his mother played by Lily Rabe, is often saddened by her sadness too. But the woman who becomes instrumental in his admission in the prestigious Yale University does not acquire any urgency. In fact, there is little frenzy in the narrative. Set in 1970s and 1980s, it recreates the period with easy fluency. Much of the action unfolds in the bar. Clearly those were simpler times when each achievement of JR not only invites a toast, but also a benefactor ready to pay for the drinks. Bar in its own way too serves as JR’s surrogate father as his real mentor of course is uncle Charlie, who even puts his romantic interest at stake to protect the child. But for flashes of slight friction here or there, we don’t see much dramatic tension. William Monahan’s screenplay does retain some of the spark of the original writing, which was hailed as riveting, moving and achingly funny when published. In the film too much tickles the funny bone. Like the mantra ‘never hit a woman even when she stabs you with scissors’, the uncle passes over to the kid. Even an anti-feminist statement of the father has a ring of amusement. As he utters, ‘The thing about women sometimes they don’t think of cause and effect of things. They want freedom and then blame you for dispensing it once they get it’, you can barely suppress a chuckle. However, despite the absentee father and a broken love affair, there are no heartbreaking moments that will tear you up. Primarily, there is a feel-good tenor at work, even when JR’s sweetheart’s mother throws some nasty comments up his alley. The film moves at an even, almost soft cadence till it reaches an expected conclusion. If you care to capture a delicate slice of human emotions and compassion, catch it on Amazon Prime Video. With a runtime of 107 minutes it’s an easy and fuzzy, if not an exciting high on adrenaline watch. Ben Affleck may have missed the Golden Globe Award (he was nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category), but that does not make his performance any less praiseworthy. And the film deserves praise for living up to the word in its title Tender, as well as making a spirited character out of the bar. The apartments owned by Ayushmann and Aparshakti are spread across 4,027 sq ft, which comes with parking for four cars. The brothers had paid a stamp duty of Rs. 96.50 lakh on November 29, 2021, for the same. Meanwhile, on the work front, Ayushmann has two films this year. These are Anek and Doctor G. Aparshakti on the other hand will next be seen in Jayeshbhai Jordaar. —TMS Siddharth apologises... Rang De Basanti star Siddharth received backlash over his comment on a tweet by badminton player Saina Nehwal. A day after the entire controversy, Siddharth has now apologised to the ace badminton player. Taking to Twitter on Tuesday night, Siddharth posted, “Dear Saina, I Saina Nehwal c m y b AYUSHMANN AND APARSHAKTI want to apologise to you for my rude joke that I wrote as a response to a tweet of yours. I may disagree with you on many things but even my disappointment or anger when I read your tweet cannot justify my words. I know I have more grace in me than that.” The actor concluded his letter by saying that Saina will always be his ‘champion’. Meanwhile, Saina said she was happy to accept his acknowledgement of being rude while criticising her expression of concern for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security recently. Saina, who is a member of the ruling BJP said she is glad , that Siddharth admitted to his comments not being in good taste. —TMS Real to reel Biopic on Marathi actor Nilu Phule is in the making Be it Mary Kom, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, The Legend Of Bhagat Singh or the latest, Sardar Udham, sports personalities and freedom fighters have always been filmmakers’ favourite when it comes to making a biopic. But now, there is a biopic that is being made on an actor. Kumar Taurani is developing a biopic on Marathi actor Nilu Phule. Kumar Taurani says, “We have acquired the rights to develop a biopic on Nilu Phule from his daughter Gargi Nilkant Phule, and are looking to commence work on the project this year itself.” The cast of the movie is under wraps at the moment. Nilu Phule, who passed away in 2009 at the age of 78, was one of the greatest actors in Marathi films and theatre of all time. He began his career with a Marathi folk play Katha Aklechya Kandyachi and went on to become a popular star in the Marathi film industry. He has also worked in Hindi cinema alongside Amitabh Bachchan in Coolie, with Anil Kapoor in Woh 7 Din, with Dilip Kumar in Mashal, among others. —TMS
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