31052022-LSTC-01.qxd 5/31/2022 12:04 AM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE First steps Rajshri Productions has announced its next movie that will star Paloma, daughter of Poonam Dhillon. It will also mark the directorial debut of Sooraj Barjatya’s son, Avnish S. Barjatya.TMS CHANDIGARH | TUESDAY | 31 MAY 2022 The price of fame? ‘RIP Moose’ Punjabi singer and politician Sidhu Moosewala was shot dead on Sunday (May 29) by unidentified assailants in Punjab’s Mansa district. While several Indian celebrities expressed shock over the incident, international stars, including Drake and Lilly Singh, have also offered condolences on Sidhu’s demise on their respective social media accounts. Drake took to his Instagram stories and shared a picture of Sidhu along with his mom. Drake wrote, “RIP Moose,” while tagging Sidhu’s official handle. On the other hand, Lilly Singh wrote a long post that read, “Absolutely devastating and upsetting news. To my global audience that may not be familiar, today a young legend in the Punjabi music industry was killed. If you see tribute images of him today, please don’t keep scrolling, but rather take a moment to stream the music of Sidhu Moosewala.” Lilly continued, “It has often been featured in my content and has always resulted in people asking me, ‘what song is that?’ Through his revolutionary music, he will live on. Beyond the care he had for his community, he created the soundtrack that made many of us feel seen, a perfect blend of hip hop, rap and folk music. Rest in power. Gone way, way too soon. Thank you for changing the game…” Meanwhile, Indian celebs including Ajay Devgn, Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal, Swara Bhasker, Geeta Basra, Nimrat Kaur, Kapil Sharma, Mika Singh, Pooja Bhatt, Neha Kakkar, Rannvijay Singha, Zareen Khan, Armaan Malik and many others also paid tributes to Sidhu Moosewala on social media. International stars Drake and Lilly Singh mourn demise of Sidhu Moosewala Mona T Picture of Sidhu Moosewala and his mother shared by rapper Drake on his Instagram Stories HE Last Ride, he posted on May 15; exactly two weeks later, singer-turned-politician Sidhu Moosewala went on his last ride. Brutally shot dead, the lyrics of his song Chobbar De Chehre Utte Noor Dassda Ni Ehda Uthuga Jawani Ch Janaja Mithiye (the glow of young handsome boy says that he will die young) is stark reality. Premonition or coincidence, the song is considered a tribute to another rapper Tupac Shakur/2Pac, who also met a similar, violent, end. AMAR SINGH CHAMKILA AND AMARJOT KAUR A day after Sidhu Moosewala was brutally shot dead, here’s a look at some artistes who suffered a similar fate or chose to end their own lives Aged 25, American rapper Tupac, who was Moosewala’s inspiration, was shot in his car in 1996, and died of the gun wounds six days later. Both Moosewala and Tupac sang gangsta rap. Both killed in their 20s, fans are finding eerie similarities. Both went without their bodyguards, purportedly the car in Moosewala’s video is said to be the one that Tupac took his last ride in! The song is now seen as Moosewala’s tribute to Tupac, it proved to be his last too. Unfortunately, apart from these two, there have been scores of young musicians, whose life and career was cut short by homicide, or suicide. These include the infamous 27 Club, Amy Winehouse, XXXTentacion, Kim Jong-hyun, Avicii, and many more artistes. 27 CLUB An urban legend, 27 Club, refers to famous artistes and athletes who died at age 27 due to accidents, alcohol, drugs or violence. Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones, American guitarist Jimi Hendrix, rock Big surprise AMY WINEHOUSE TIM BERGLING (@AVICII)/ TWITTER stars Janis Joplin and Kurt Cobain—all died at 27! The most recent entry to this Club has been singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse. Back to Black hitmaker is said to have died from alcohol poisoning. Mind game K-pop star Kim Jong-hyun of boy band SHINee also died at 27, allegedly due to suicide through carbon monoxide poisoning, in 2019. South Korean popstar Sulli was found dead at age 25 in 2019, reportedly due to suicide. Solo Kpop star Kim Jin-soo, known as Tany, died at the age of just 22 in TUPAC SHAKUR (@2PACDK)/ TWITTER a freak accident in 2018. South Korean actors and artistes’ untimely deaths, allegedly by suicide, raised concerns about mental health worldwide. While Sidhu Moosewala’s latest track Everybody Hurts hints at suicide, mental health issues with young stars riding on fame have been commonly reported. Swedish DJ, songwriter, producer DJ Tim Bergling aka Avicii topped international charts with Wake Me Up reportedly suffered from anxiety and was found dead. XXXTentacion, called ‘rap’s most controversial man’, sang of drugs MAKE OUT HILL - XXX (@XXXTENTACION) | TWITTER and violence. This American rapper, whose name was Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy, was allegedly shot multiple times in a robbery attempt in Florida in 2018. Life cut short Even Punjab has seen its share of unfortunate killings of folk singers, including Amar Singh Chamkila and Amarjot. Called the Elvis of Punjab, Chamkila was gunned down at Mehsampur, Punjab, in 1988. Singer Dilshad Akhtar too was shot dead during a stage performance in Singhpura, Muktsar Sahib, Punjab, in 1996. Hollywood star Johnny Depp made a surprise appearance in Sheffield for a special performance alongside Jeff Beck who is currently touring in the UK. Depp and Beck rocked on their 2020 collaboration Isolation, a remake of the John Lennon song released in 1970. The pair also performed covers of Marvin Gay's What's Going On and Jimi Hendrix's Little Wing. There's speculation Depp may also join Beck on his next two tour stops at London's Royal Albert Hall on Monday and Tuesday. Depp fans erupted with joy on social media seeing the passionate performers together again, as well as his newly dyed hair that's much lighter than what he wore during his court appearances. Before becoming an actor, Depp began his career as a musician. He formed the supergroup Hollywood Vampires with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry in 2015. Depp is currently on a break from his high-profile court case against his former wife Amber Heard which is nearing its conclusion as the jury deliberates. — IANS Rana Naiduon its way Being mentor Karan Johar to launch Ibrahim Ali Khan? Karan Johar has been a mentor to several star kids, such as Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Janhvi Kapoor, Ananya Panday, Shanaya Kapoor and more. Now we hear that the filmmaker is set to KJo had launch Saif Ali Khan’s son earlier announced Ibrahim Ali Khan under his banner, Dharma Producthat he would make tions. The latest buzz sugthe remake of the hit gest that Karan and Fox Star film, Hridayam, in Studio will be introducing Tamil and Telugu Ibrahim Ali Khan in the Hindi remake of a popular Malayalam as well. film Hridayam. Karan Johar was looking for a suitable launch film for Ibrahim and the remake of Hridayam seems to be the perfect project. Ibrahim is at present assisting Karan Johar in Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani. KJo had earlier announced that he would make the remake of the hit film not only in Hindi, but also in Tamil and Telugu as well. Directed by ace filmmaker Vineeth Sreenivasan, Hridayam stars Pranav Mohanlal and Kalyani Priyadarshan in the lead roles. — TMS Musical tribute The shooting for action-drama Rana Naidu has been completed. The web series marks the coming together of two of Indian cinema’s charismatic megastars, the nephew-uncle duo—Rana Daggubati (Rana Naidu) and Venkatesh Daggubati (Venky Naidu). The Netfilx show has mostly been shot in Mumbai and follows the life of the city’s go-to-fixer. Rana Naidu does the dirty work for the top power players; making the problems of the city’s celebrities, superstar athletes, and business moguls disappear. The series will also see Surveen Chawla, Sushant Singh, Abhishek Banerjee, Suchitra Pillai, Gaurav Singer Ed Sheeran will honour the late Prince Philip at this year’s Platinum Jubilee. The Grammy-winning musician is set to perform a musical tribute to the Queen and her late husband during a special celebration on June 6. The pop star is planning to sing his love song Perfect in honour of the couple’s lengthy romance during the Jubilee Pageant in London, which is part of four days of events marking Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne. The crooner will perform the track at the finale of a carnival procession through the streets of the UK capital and the performance will feature a giant screen filled with images of the Queen and Prince Philip throughout their time together. The Queen was married to Philip for 77 years. He died aged 99 in April 2021. The outlet also reports that the Jubilee Pageant will feature other tributes to the monarch and her late husband, including a Bollywood re-imagining of their wedding, a representation of Philip’s sailing boat Bluebottle and puppet corgis and horses. The report suggests 250 Bollywood dancers will perform along the Mall in London to a soundtrack of classic Bollywood anthems. The Jubilee Pageant is a three-km carnival procession with a cast of thousands and will end at Buckingham Palace where there will be a rendition of the National Anthem led by a gospel choir and a military band. It will mark the end of four days of celebrations taking place across the country, which kick off on Thursday, June 2, with a special Trooping the Colour parade and a flypast featuring 70 aircraft ’ including the Red Arrows. The festivities also include a service at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday, June 3, and a concert outside Buckingham Palace on Saturday, June 4. — IANS VENKATESH DAGGUBATI, SURVEEN CHAWLA & RANA DAGGUBATI Chopra, Ashish Vidyarthi and Rajesh Jais in pivotal roles. It is directed by Karan Anshuman and Suparn Verma. The series is an adaptation of American drama series Ray Donovan. The format rights are licensed by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group. The Netflix series will be dubbed in multiple southIndian languages. The spirit of enterprise... National Award-winning director Nitesh Tiwari, the creative genius behind films like Dangal, Chhichhore, Chillar Party and many more, along with Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, have joined hands with Star Studios, Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur to produce a youngadult comedy drama titled Bas Karo Aunty. The film is adapted from Varun Agarwal’s bestseller How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-Founded a Million Dollar NITESH TIWARI AND ASHWINY IYER TIWARI Company. The movie is about a real-life experience of millennials ; the thrills, risks, and romance of embarking on a c m y b new life path. Nitesh and Ashwiny echo, “Our film captures the mood and zeitgeist of the nation.” — TMS Ed Sheeran set to sing to honour Queen Elizabeth at platinum jubilee
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