02052022-LSTC-01.qxd 5/1/2022 11:08 PM Page 1 c m y b GOODBYE NAOMI JUDD Singer and TV star Naomi Judd, famous as the matriarch of the country music duo the Judds, died aged 76. No cause of death was immediately given, although in a statement daughters Wynonna Judd and Ashley Judd attributed their mother’s death to “the disease of mental illness”. —IANS WEBSOLUTE FUN Take your pick Suspense, thrill, comedy and a sneak-peek into the life of one of the most controversial personalities in contemporary Swedish history, this week on OTT is all about diverse content. Here’s the watch list... TRIBUNE Praise only Life Helen Mirren doesn’t want any criticism from her husband Taylor Hackford. She insists that the pair only give each other ‘unconditional praise’. —IANS LUDHIANA | MONDAY | 2 MAY 2022 Of Eid & Eidi A FTER a month-long fasting, Eid marks the end of the holy month of Ramzan, the day of celebrations! This year, the celebrations are expected to be in full swing, considering that the Covid norms are now relatively relaxed. The warmth of hugs, cheerful smiles, biryani, sheer-khurma, traditional outfits and the coming together of people, defines the spirit of Eid. Celebs talk to us and share their Eid memories, the best Eidi they ever received and how they plan to celebrate the festival this year. Hugs, fine clothes and lip-smacking food, celebs are looking forward to celebrate Eid Honour for hero May 5: Clark on Netflix This fictional drama series follows the man behind the expression ‘the Stockholm syndrome’ on his life journey as he fooled all of Sweden to fall in love with him, despite being slapped with several counts of drug trafficking, attempted murder, assault, theft and dozens of bank robberies. Based on the truths and lies revealed in Clark Olofsson’s autobiography and directed by Jonas Å kerlund, the series provides a fictional take on one of the most controversial personalities in contemporary Swedish history. May 6: Thar on Netflix Starring Anil Kapoor and his son Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor in the lead, this film has suspense, mystery and thrill. Directed by Raj Singh Chaudhary, Thar also stars Fatima Sana Shaikh and Satish Kaushik. The film follows Siddharth, an antique dealer’s journey through a remote village in Rajasthan that has recently been rocked by a series of violent killings. As the local cop Surekha Singh investigates these killings, he crosses paths with Siddharth. May 6: Home Shanti on Disney+ Hotstar The story revolves around the chaotic life of a comic Hindi newspaper columnist, his stoic retired government school vice-principal wife and their two children. It traces the journey of this middleclass family and their quest to build their dream house. Starring Manoj Pahwa, Supriya Pathak, Chakori Dwivedi and Poojan Chhabra in lead, the series explores the relationship between parents and siblings. Something exciting! Shah Rukh Khan’s cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders is not just a part of the IPL but the actor has got multiple franchises under the same brand that compete in different cricketing leagues globally. Now, the superstar is reportedly all set to make T20 bigger and better. King Khan’s Knight Riders Group is all set to build a worldclass cricket venue in Los Angeles. Major League Cricket (MLC) in partnership with the Knight Riders Group and the City of Irvine announced the approval of an exclusive negotiating agreement (ENA) to move forward with lease negotiations and design approvals. Reportedly, the stadium will be built on a 15acre parcel at Great Park. SRK said in a statement, “Our investment in MLC in America is based on our belief in the exciting future of cricket in the USA and is well aligned to our strategy of establishing Knight Riders as a global brand in T20 cricket. Plan to build a world class cricket stadium in the greater Los Angeles area is exciting for us and MLC. This will no doubt have a transformational impact on one of the world’s most iconic metropolitan areas.” Meanwhile, on the work front, Shah Rukh Khan will be next seen in Pathaan, co-starring Deepika Padukone and John Abraham. SRK to build world-class cricket stadium in Los Angeles FUN WITH FAMILY: Eijaz Khan BONHOMIE & BIRYANI: Aly Goni A family prayer in the morning is a must for us. Last two years were tough for all of us. But this year the vibes are different and you can easily see that on the roads. Festivity of Eid is clearly visible and I am happy. This year Pavitra Punia will be with us so that is definitely special and I hope she will cook something because she is an amazing cook. Food, fun, family and laughter that’s my Eid agenda this year. I am planning to go to Jammu to be with my family on Eid. It’s always special whenever I am with my family. Talking about my Eid memories, it’s so difficult to share one because I have so many memories of Eid. But what was common in all of those was me and my sister Ilham fighting over Eidi. Of course, sheer khurma and biryani are my favourite Eid dishes. For me, best Eidi is getting hugs and kisses from my nieces and nephews. COUNTING EIDI: Hasan Zaidi This year I am not in India on Eid. I am leaving for Austria and I have a plan to go to Germany, and then to Spain. The fondest memories of Eid is when we were kids, we used to get new clothes of our choice, sevaiyan, so much of good food and Eidi. Getting money as a kid was used to be a big thing and we all used to count kisko kitni eidi mili. I love cooking and I cook kebabs, sevaiyaan, aloo tikkis and all that. YESTERDAY ONCE MORE: Gulfam Khan I celebrate Eid with my husband and mother-in-law every year. For this Eid, I have got an outfit stitched by a tailor, who used to stitch for us when I was a teenager. I have got it done in the same pattern when I was 18. My favourite dish is biryani, I love a good aromatic biryani and that’s a must have on Eid followed by sheer khurma. Talking about my best Eidi, my father’s best friend’s father used to visit us when we were kids. We called him Dada. He used to make us queue up and gave us a rupee each, It was followed by Papa giving us out Eidi. Today, I wish I could receive Eidi from Papa. That ‘little’ meant so much. Second(s) coming A docu-drama based on the life of Brig Pritam Singh has been adjudged as the Best Punjabi Documentary at the 12th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival 2022 held recently at Noida. The Saviour: Brig Pritam Singh has been produced by Chandigarhbased Karanvir Singh Sibia and has been written and directed by Dr Paramjeet Singh Kattu. The 80-minute docudrama captures the bravery of the Indian Army under the leadership of then Col Pritam Singh who led the 1 PARA Kumaon regiment and fought the battle of Shelatang with the Pakistan Army on November 7, 1947 and how they were able to recapture Baramullah, Uri, and later liberated 600 Poonch. —TNS Pat on the back! Big B calls Ajay Devgn’s direction in Runway 34 ‘marvellous’ Ajay Devgn made his directorial debut with the recently released Runway 34, co-starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rakul Preet Singh. Impressed by Devgn, Big B sent the actor a handwritten note of appreciation which was shared by Ajay on his social media handle. Sr Bachchan wrote, “Ajay Ajay Ajay, an absolute honour to be a part of ’34’ and to be the recipient of a magnificent director’s gift. Your work is superior. The way you have put everything together is simply marvellous. They say it’s your best, but I know that there shall be many more bests. Congratulations.” Blake Lively to make her directorial debut Hollywood star Blake Lively is all set to turn director for the first time. The actress is set to make her feature film directorial debut with an adaptation of the graphic novel, Seconds, by Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley. Reportedly, Seconds follows the story of Katie Clay, the owner and head chef of the titular restaurant. The story takes an interesting turn one night when a mysterious spirit provides Katie with the ability to alter reality by writing something she wants to change in a notebook, eating a mushroom and falling asleep. As Katie begins abusing the power to alter her past mistakes, her actions slowly cause the fabric of time and space to unravel. Blake Lively is best known for her prominent roles in drama series Gossip Girl and films including Green Lantern, The Town, The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, All I See is You, The Town, The Age of Adaline, The Shallow, A Simple Favor and The Rhythm Section. She is next set to appear in The Husband’s Secret, an adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s novel of the same name. Responding to Bachchan’s lovely gesture, Ajay wrote, “When the illustrious and magnanimous Amitabh Bachchan stars in your directorial venture, it is an honour that is hard to encapsulate in words. And when he uses his heartfelt words in a handwritten note of appreciation it stirs emotions that are a heady mix of gratitude, quiet pride and satisfaction. Thank you Amit ji!” Meanwhile, on the work front, Ajay will next be seen in the Hindi remake of Drishyam 2 along with Tabu and Akshaye Khanna. He also has Bholaa, Thank God and Maidaan among others. Thinking of Him, Indo-Argentinean film, set to release in India on May 6 ‘It was a unique experience’ Argentine film director Pablo César’s Indo-Argentinean film Thinking of Him is set to release in theatres across India on May 6, 2022. The film, co-produced by award-winning Indian filmmaker Suraj Kumar, explores c m y b the Indian Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s relationship with the Argentine writer Victoria Ocampo. Having read the French translation of Gitanjali, Ocampo idolised Tagore and when he fell ill during his Bueno Aires visit in 1924, she is said to have taken care of him. Speaking about his experience of shooting in India, director Pablo César said, “It was a unique experience to shoot in India. I have known India since 1994, although it is difficult to know all of India. But over the years I have understood many things about the idiosyncrasies and behaviour of people from many places in India, a country that I personally admire.”
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