07062022-LSTC-01.qxd 6/6/2022 10:50 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE It’s not over Kangana Ranaut has come out to defend her film Dhaakad after it tanked at the box office. “I see a lot of negativity but 2022 is not over yet…I have great hopes with it,” she said. IANS CHANDIGARH | TUESDAY | 7 JUNE 2022 Unitedwe stand Sheetal S INGER Sidhu Moosewala’s murder is being mourned by one and all. The fateful day of May 29 (295) has made dark cloud descend on the Punjabi industry. Be it films, shoots, songs or live shows, most events are put on pause till further notice. We take stock of this whole new selflockdown situation. In solidarity with the family of Sidhu Moosewala, many singers and actors have postponed their entertainment-related projects Step by step Armaan Malik to feature in Ed Sheeran’s single 2Step Following his multiple English releases and first international collaboration last year with Eric Nam and DJ KSHMR, Armaan Malik is now set to release his biggest collaboration with none other than Ed Sheeran. The Indian pop star will be featured in Ed Sheeran’s new track titled 2Step, which will be out today (June 7). I’M BEYOND Armaan says, “I’m EXCITED TO BE FEATURED beyond excited to be feaIN THIS VERSION OF 2STEP tured in this version of WITH ED SHEERAN! HE’S 2step with Ed Sheeran! ALWAYS BEEN SUCH AN He’s always been such an INSPIRATION. inspiration, and I’m a big fan of his music and incredible songwriting.” He adds, “This is a huge moment not only for me but also for other Indian artistes. I genuinely believe that this will be the beginning for a lot more collaborations of this nature. This song talks about confidence, finding power in your art, and leaning on your loved ones. When we have the support of the people we love, we can overcome any adversity. Nothing can keep us from moving forward. Two steps at a time!” ❝ CHANGING DATES Ammy Virk and Sonam Bajwa’s film Sher Bagga was supposed to release this Friday but director Jagdeep Sidhu and producer Ammy Virk decided to postpone it. The Saunkan Saunkne actor on Sunday posted a note followed by a picture of him with late singer Sidhu on his Instagram stories. The Sunday marked a week since Moosewala’s demise. Ammy wrote, “As a team, we are supposed to meet you all at your nearest theatres on June 10 to celebrate cinema. But due to extremely sad and unfortunate time, we are not in the state of mind to celebrate this art form. Therefore, we have postponed the release of #SherBagga.” After Dakuaan Da Munda 2, actor Dev Karaoud’s another sequel Shareek 2, starring Jimmy Shergill, which was to release on June 24 is now also on hold. Even the trailer, which was to hit the screen on June 2, was pulled back. STOP SHOOTING Director Jagdeep Sidhu has Winners take it all Zendaya Tom Holland PHOTOS: REUTERS Hollywood stars Zendaya and Tom Holland took home top honours at the MTV Movie and TV Awards. Actress Vanessa Hudgens hosted the ceremony live on MTV. Tayshia Adams took over the hosting duties for the second part of the show, honouring the best in unscripted television. Zendaya and Holland won big, with each scoring a performance nod for their respective roles in Euphoria and Spider-Man: No Way Home, which also won best show and best movie awards. Actress Scarlett Johansson won best hero for her turn as Black Widow, while Daniel Radcliffe took home the best villain award for his performance in The Lost City. Actor Jack Black took home the Comedic Genius Award, while Jennifer Lopez accepted the Generation Award and delivered an emotional speech, in which she thanked her children, the people who gave her joy and her manager Benny Medina, as well as “all the people who told me to my face or when I wasn’t in the room that I couldn’t do this.” Earlier in the ceremony, Lopez took home the award for best song for On My Way (Marry Me). Spider-Man: No Way Home took home The Best Movie honour. It was competing against films such as Dune, Scream, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, The Adam Project and The Batman. The Best Show award went to Zendaya-starrer Euphoria. Others in the same category included names such as Squid Game, Ted Lasso, Inventing PARMISH VERMA Gurdas Maan delayed the shooting of his upcoming film Moh. Sharing a video message while lighting candles for Moosewala, he said, “It’s not just that Sidhu has gone. With him something in all of us has gone too. It’s a loss of hope, dream, aspiration and inspiration that Sidhu’s image, success and work had given the youngsters and artistes of Punjab.” However, the director feels everyone has their own way of expressing grief and one should not pass judgement at the industry people going by whether they are working or not. “While some of us can afford to postpone the shoots, it’s not the case with everyone. The artiste is no more and there’s nothing we can do to bring him back but we need to stop calling out people for doing or not doing things the way we want without knowing their story,” he adds. Jagdeep has even requested everyone to plant trees for Moosewala, a banyan tree and for Deep Sidhu, a neem tree on World Enviornment Day and wrote hashtag #JusticeForSidhuMoosewala. Gip- py Grewal, Smeep Kang and many others stopped shooting to show solidarity with Sidhu’s family in these tough times. Meanwhile, Mahi Mera Nikka Jeha starring Pukhraj Bhalla released last Friday but the actor says he was in no mood to promote the film after Sidhu's murder news broke out. B PRAAK PUKHRAJ BHALLA GIPPY GREWAL JAGDEEP SIDHU NO MORE LIVES Many artistes like Ammy Virk, Babbu Maan, Gurdas Maan have cancelled their live shows, while Ranjit Bawa has postponed the release of his song. Ammy said, “It’s important to grieve, pay our last respect and process the loss. Getting back to work was hard for me and for everybody, the reason why we postponed our film, live shows and other shooting schedules and travel. This shook our soul. I am mourning my fellow artiste’s demise and so is the industry. Films, songs and live shows can wait. We all want justice but also want to SRK, Katrina Kaif and other B-town celebs test positive Jennifer Lopez SNOOP DOGG Katrina Kaif Sydney Sweeney the honour for Free Guy. In the Breakthrough Performance genre, it was Sophia Di Martino’s performance from Loki, which was named as the winner. — IANS c m y b their upcoming India tour. Parmish also shared a story and wrote, “My heartfelt apologies to people of Raipur, @bollyboomindia India tour on 4th is also postponed. Please bear with us, until further announcements.” B-town After Akshay Kumar and Kartik Aaryan, now Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Aditya Roy Kapur have also tested positive for Covid-19. Just two days after he announced his next movie, titled Jawan, SRK is now down with Covid. Aditya Roy Kapur, who was busy promoting his film Om: The Battle Within, has also tested positive for coronavirus. On the other hand, Katrina Kaif was supposed to start shooting for Sriram Raghavan’s Merry Christmas last week with Vijay Sethupathi. However, she tested positive and the shoot had to be rescheduled. Meanwhile, reports of around 50 guests from Karan Johar’s birthday party testing Covid positive have been doing rounds on internet. Rubbishing these reports, a source says, “All guests at Karan’s party had followed Covid protocols. These reports are bizarre. The party was held almost 10 days back and it is only now that these celebrities have tested positive. Kartik Aaryan has also tested positive for Covid and he was not present at Karan’s party.” Olivia Rodrigo Anna, Loki and Yellowstone. Poopies and the snake from Jackass Forever were feted with the Best Kiss trophy. While in the Best Comedic Performance, Ryan Reynolds took home show solidarity with the family. They have lost their only son. We are still too shaken to tell when we would resume work. And it’s the burden we all must carry until we live.” Singer B Praak and artiste Parmish Verma also cancelled Covid strikes Amy is dating Zendaya, Tom Holland bag top honours at MTV movie, TV awards Sophia Di Martino BABBU MAAN Aditya Roy Kapur Shah Rukh Khan Ed Westwick Amy Jackson seems to have confirmed that she is dating Ed Westwick. She made her relationship official on June 5. The actress shared a romantic picture with Ed on her Instagram Story. The photo shows her posing with her arms around her beau. Amy and Ed sparked dating rumours after they were spotted holding hands while walking on London streets.
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