16062022-LSTL-01.qxd 6/15/2022 10:20 PM Page 1 c m y b FIRST LOOK OF GHOOMER The makers of Ghoomer, starring Abhishek Bachchan and Saiyami Kher, dropped the first look of the actors from the film on Wednesday. Saiyami essays the role of a cricketer alongside her Breathe: Into the shadows co-star Abhishek Bachchan in Ghoomer. —TMS Malaika Arora turns author; announces her debut book on nutrition Spreading the word Malaika Arora is all set to turn author with her debut book on nutrition. The book will offer readers a deep insight into her healthy eating routine. It will cover some key elements of food and nutrition like the relationship between eating right and overall well-being, the challenges associated with food deprivation; the process of mastering discipline in eating with a guide on how to marry your nutrition plan with your fitness goals. Talking about the book, Malaika says, “My goal has always been to facilitate ideas around health and wellness. The book will help us share our insights with people at large. I personally believe in the comprehensive well-being of our body. Concentrating on just one does not support the other. So, the idea is to promote good health inside out and we have barely scratched the surface as of now.” Yesterday once more TRIBUNE It’s on Life Amber Heard has not been fired from her role as Mera in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, contrary to a report that had gone viral saying that the actress had been axed. —IANS LUDHIANA | THURSDAY | 16 JUNE 2022 Following the Guru’s path PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN Sheetal T AKING the road less travelled is not everybody’s cup of tea. And tracing the journey of Guru Nanak Dev Ji is not just a road less travelled but a rare feat, and a story that needs to be told. Which explains the endeavour of Singapore-based couple, Amardeep Singh and Vininder Kaur, who embarked on this journey in 2018 to come up with a docu-series, titled Sainat, Guru Nanak Dey Paindeyan Di Roohani Chaap, in Gurmukhi language, which was released on Wednesday. It took them more than two years to collect 50 TB of data which after nine months of editing took shape as Allegory, A Tapestry of Guru Nanak’s Travels, the original English version, in September 2021. Ask the couple about their travelling experience , Amardeep refuses to make it about them. He says, “There were innumerable instances of filming in places from where it’s difficult to come out alive and with a Singapore passport, getting camera and drone access in Iran or Tibet was rather tough, but we sailed through because there’s this divine manifestation guiding us. And call it my belief but as long as it’s not about us, the divine power does guide us. So, I am intentionally not talking about my stories here but only about Guru Nanak’s.” The aim of the 24-episode docu-series is to carry forward the legacy of Guru Nanak Dev Ji but Amardeep points out how it is above Sikhism or any ‘other-ism’ there is. He says, “When Guru Nanak Dev Ji was travelling to all these places, he was exploring other religions and cultures. So, Guru Nanak Dev and his teachings are beyond the realm of Trouble for Bohra TV actor Karanvir Bohra is making headlines for wrong reasons. He has been accused of allegedly duping a woman. A case has been registered against the actor and five other people in Mumbai’s Oshiwara Police Station for allegedly duping a 40year-old woman of Rs 1.99 crore, after promising her a return at 2.5 per cent interest. Reportedly, the woman claimed that only an amount of over Rs 1crore was returned to her. Singapore-based couple, Amardeep Singh and Vininder Kaur, spent years travelling to places visited by Guru Nanak Dev Ji during his 22-year-long spiritual quest. They have come up with a docu-series called Sainat, Guru Nanak Dey Paindeyan Di Roohani Chaap Sikhism as it seeks a bigger philosophical goal.” The documentary is available currently in two languages, English and Gurmukhi on www.thegurunanak.com. Ask why he didn’t choose an OTT or YouTube for a platform, the answer again comes back to, ‘boxing the content’ or ‘fragmenting it to almost losing it’ for the latter platform. “We worked 17 hours a day and we were not doing it for wealth. Rather, it’s the wealth which we wish to leave behind for generations to come. I approached a few OTT channels, but with them you have to approach with the right marketing scheme and pitch, which we didn’t have time for. We have to devote our time in making it accessible in other languages like Hindi, Urdu and Shahmukhi.” This corporate honcoturned-photographer-cumhistorian, who has two books, Heritage: The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan and The Quest Continues: The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan to his credit, is into fourth year of his filmmaking phase. “Who knows what I will be doing next but I believe this filmmaking phase is phasing out as I enter the fifth year. I have studied history in detail when I was working on my books and studied musicology to understand the ragas. But I still croak when it comes to singing. One of the corporate things that I have learnt is to focus on your core skills, and Case registered against Karanvir Bohra for allegedly cheating a lady of ~1.99 crore rest all is paraphernalia.” They travelled across nine countries—Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Tibet, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India—and filmed over 150 multi-faith sites where Guru Nanak Dev Ji had travelled in the 15th century for a 22-year-long spiritual quest. The takeaway, Amardeep shares, “In a world that is so fragile and volatile, there has never been a better time to understand why Guru Nanak Dev Ji travelled for 22 years to share his experiential wisdom and propagate the oneness of humankind. Vininder Kaur, who is the director, script writer and music coordinator for docuseries, says, “Over 260 verses A still from Lagaan Lagaan team celebrates 21 years of the film at Aamir Khan’s residence Aamir Khan-starrer cricket drama Lagaan completed 21 years of its release on June 15. And to commemorate that, the star had a get- together with the cast of the film at his house, Marina. Lagaan is one of the most successful films of our times and is said to be one of the most evergreen films which can be enjoyed by audiences of all ages. The film also became the third Indian movie after Mother India and Salaam Bombay to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. Last year, when the movie completed two decades, the entire team had come together virtually to celebrate the occasion. Depression triggered it Hollywood star Bradley Cooper got candid about his past and revealed that he was addicted to cocaine in his 20s because he was ‘totally depressed’. When appearing on Amazon Music and Wondery’s Smartless podcast, the actor-filmmaker said that he was ‘addicted to cocaine’ in his 20s . When making the confession on the June 13 episode of the podcast, the 47-yearold told co-hosts Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Sean Hayes that he felt ‘so lost’ at that time. He said he didn’t realise that he was destroying himself until Bradley Cooper admits getting ‘addicted to cocaine’ in his 20s Will told him of his behaviour. “That was the first time I ever realised I had a problem with drugs and alcohol,” he said. —IANS Up for this challenge? Streaming giant Netflix has green-lit Squid Game: The Challenge, a reality competition series based on the hit 2021 South Korean drama. The news came from Bela Bajaria, Netflix’s head of global TV, at the Banff World Media Festival on Tuesday. According to Netflix, Squid Game: The Challenge will be ‘the biggest reality competition series ever’, hosting the largest cast and offering the largest lump sum cash prize in reality television history as 456 players compete for $4.56 million. Netflix announces Squid Game: The Challenge reality series with open casting call Reportedly, the contestants will go through a series of games inspired by the c m y b original show, plus new additions, which are all intended to test their strate- gies, alliances and character as others are eliminated around them. Recruitment for the series is currently open to Englishlanguage speakers from anywhere in the world. The 10-episode competition series is a co-production between Studio Lambert and The Garden, and will be filmed in the UK Stephen Lambert, Tim Harcourt and Toni Ireland executive produce for Studio Lambert while John Hay, Nicola Hill and Nicola Brown executive produce for The Garden. — IANS of Guru Nanak Dev Ji rendered in the ragas to invoke critical thinking are the foundation of this docu-series. Aided by the analytical study of the oldest Janamsakhis (biographies of Guru Nanak Dev Ji) and supported by the allegoric messages in Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s verses, the team spent over three years in research and filming.” The couple seeks community support for this non-commercial endeavour to also produce the Hindi, Shahmukhi and Urdu versions of the docu-series. “We would love to collaborate with likeminded people to spread the message of positivity and harmony across the globe,” Amardeep concludes. The woman also said that when she asked for the amount, Karanvir and his wife Tajinder Sidhu did not respond and threatened her. The police have started an investigation. Karanvir has been a part of several popular TV shows such as Nach Baliye 4, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6, Khatron Ke Khiladi 5, Bigg Boss 12, and more. The actor and his wife were in the news earlier after they enrolled their twin girls in a school in Canada. The television star later admitted that it was one of the most difficult decisions for them. Welcome to the world of Brahmastra The trailer of Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt-starrer Brahmastra is finally out! Ayan Mukerji’s adventure fantasy looks promising and will definitely leave you wanting for more. The trailer introduces Ranbir’s character Shiva and Alia as Isha. Amitabh Bachchan plays the leader of a group called Keepers of Light. Mouni Roy plays the villain, Junoon. The trailer also shows glimpse of King Khan. Shah Rukh Khan plays scientist in the film. The trailer begins with Big B’s voice narrating the story in the background as Ranbir’s character, Shiva discovers who he is. Reacting to the trailer, fans filled social media with comments. While one wrote, “Love that mythological weapons are back in modern light… Getting MCU vibes… wish that it becomes a great franchise… Would love to experience more of this verse.” Another one wrote, “Having high hopes! I wish Brahmastra becomes a success, so that they keep doing more experimental & brave projects like this one.” Brahmastra is set to hit the theatre screens on September 9 this year and fans can’t keep calm as this is the first time Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt have been paired together on screen.
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