29062022-LSTL-01.qxd 6/28/2022 11:01 PM Page 1 c m y b With its upcoming true crime docu-series Indian Predator: The Butcher of Delhi, Netflix is all set to unfold the story of a gruesome killer by decoding his psyche and uncovering details of what actually happened. Directed by Ayesha Sood, it is set to premiere on July 20. TMS TRIBUNE Comic line Life Kabir Bedi honoured Bags lifetime achievement award at 5th Edition of Filming Italy Sardegna Festival Veteran actor Kabir Bedi was honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the 5th edition of ‘Filming Italy Sardegna Festival’ that took place recently in the spectacular town of Sardinia, Italy. Apart from Bollywood, Kabir is a famous personality in Europe, especially Italy, where he has acted in popular productions. Tiziana Rocca, director of the festival, said: “Kabir is receiving this award for his achievements in the movie industry.” Tiziana also organises Cannes and Venice festivals. Later, Kabir was in Rome for a master-class at the museum of Ara Pacis. Kabir said, “The Ara Pacis Museum was a stunning setting for a masterclass. This has been a wonderful culmination of my tour in Italy, which started with the promotion of the Italian edition of my autobiography and a fund-raising tour for the Italian charity Care & Share Italia, which educates slum children in India. I feel blessed by the recognition and love that I continue to get from Italy and its people.” — IANS Phone Bhoot, starring Katrina Kaif, Ishaan Khatter, and Siddhant Chaturvedi, will be released in theatres on October 7. The supernatural-comedy is directed by Gurmmeet Singh. PTI LUDHIANA | WEDNESDAY | 29 JUNE 2022 Young stars Sargun Mehta and Gurnam Bhullar, who will soon be seen in the Punjabi film Sohreyan Da Pind Aa Gaya, believe that with fame comes responsibility as well as challenges TWO GOOD Sheetal E VER wondered what happens if you are married into a family that stays close to your former lover? Punjabi film Sohreyan Da Pind Aa Gaya, which will release on July 8, is on similar lines and goes a step further, as both the central characters are adamant that they be wed in the villages of their exes! While Sargun Mehta and Gurnam Bhullar play the lead, Jass Bajwa, Jasmine Bajwa, Shivika Diwan and Hardeep Gill will be seen in supporting roles. Sargun’s previous film Saunkan Saunkne was a hit and as a producer she has delivered two successful TV shows, Udaariyaan (2021) and Swaran Ghar (2022). She says, “I still haven’t got the time to celebrate the applause that Saunkan Saunkne has earned. But I thank God every day and have no complaints whatsoever.” Ask the lead pair if fame ever bothered them, and Gurnam and Sargun have the same answer, “It’s what we prayed for in the beginning of our careers; to reach this stage where people appreciate our work and love us for what we do. So, we are not over-awed by the challenges and responsibilities come along with it.” that GRADUAL PROCESS Punjabi cinema has started advancing towards modern subjects, the latest being Sher Bagga; Sargun shares, “I have no qualms with the kind of films being made in Pollywood right now. I want Punjabi cinema to grow at its own pace. Also, there’s no hurry, evolution of thoughts does not happen overnight; it is a gradual process. As for his favourite director, Gurnam refuses to take one Get set for Ji Huzoor from Shamshera Ranbir Kapoor will next be seen as a larger-than-life quintessential Hindi film hero in the action entertainer Shamshera. The makers will drop its first song titled Ji Huzoor today (June 29). The song presents the tribal warlord Shamshera’s son Balli, played by Ranbir, entertaining the kids of the brutal Kaza fort prison before they all return to their lives of oppression and torture at the hands of the ruthless Shuddh Singh, played by Sanjay Dutt. Says Ranbir, “Kaza is essentially a brutal prison for the tribe that has been captured and being tortured continuously. Balli is someone who, despite all the oppression that he has faced, is full of life. The kids of Kaza love him dearly and he brings some life into the dark lives of the people in that prison where they are simply suffering at the hands of Shuddh Singh.” —TMS Real to reel Total support Russell Crowe to lead supernatural thriller, The Pope’s Exorcist Actor Russell Crowe is set to star in filmmaker Julius Avery’s film The Pope’s Exorcist. The supernatural thriller will feature the Academy Award winner in the role of Father Gabriele Amorth, the legendary Italian priest who performed over 100,000 exorcisms for the Vatican. The film is based on his international bestselling memoirs An Exorcist Tells His Story and An Exorcist: More Stories. Two years after Father Amorth’s death in 2016, Screen Gems acquired his life rights for the film adaptation, along with rights to his memoirs. Evan Spiliotopoulos has penned the latest draft of the script with revisions by Chuck MacLean. Doug Belgrad of 2.0 Entertainment will produce the film along with Michael Patrick Kaczmarek. —PTI Mrunal Thakur meets with Gumrah co-star Aditya Roy Kapur in Delhi ‘It was so much fun’ Marvel’s upcoming movie, Thor: Love and Thunder is a series of firsts in the Marvel universe. For the first time ever, an MCU superhero bagged his fourth individual movie. The widely loved Captain America and Iron Man had three individual movies, respectively, to their names. Moreover, it’s for the first time that there are so many female superheroes in a single franchise—from Natalie Portman’s Mighty Thor and Chris Hemsworth on reuniting with Natalie Portman Valkyrie to Mantis and Nebula. On working with Natalie Portman, Chris Hemsworth says, “Natalie was hugely enthusiastic and up for anything collaborative. She has a great sense of humour. This is very different direction for the character, so it was like a rebirth. She was up for it. It was so much fun.” Furthermore, Portman’s character will now be able to wield Thor’s weapon — Mjolnir. Chris adds, “Mjolnir comes back and chooses her, and she becomes the Mighty Thor. Jane wants to make the most of it and go on an adventure to save people. She wants to do her bit and very selflessly marches forward on this quest with Thor and the team.” — TMS Actor Randeep Hooda mourns the demise of Sarabjit Singh’s sister Dalbir Kaur Dalbir Kaur, sister of Sarabjit Singh, passed away on Sunday (June 26) and Randeep Hooda, who played the role of Sarabjit in the 2016 film Sarbjit, was present during her last rites. The actor has now penned an emotional note for Dalbir while mourning her demise. He shared a throwback picture with her on Instagram and wrote, “She fought Gone too soon a system and a country to try and save her beloved brother Sarbjit. I was so fortunate to have her love and blessings, and her rakhi. Not in the wildest dreams could one imagine that Dalbir Kaur ji would name because everyone has a different way to approach the script and does his or her best. He says, “But I am most comfortable on the sets with Jagdeep Sidhu.” Even Sargun calls Jagdeep her first choice for romantic films, and Amarjit Singh Saron for comedies. While Sohreyan Da Pind Aa Gaya is the second film for Sargun in 2022, it’s the fourth one for Gurnam. After Surkhi Bindi with Sargun, he did Fuffad Ji with Jasmin Bajwa, Main Vyah Ni Karona Tere Naal with Sonam Bajwa, Lekh with Tania and Kokka with Neeru Bajwa, before this one again with Sargun. SECOND TAKE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI STORY OF A GRUESOME KILLER leave us so soon. She was a fighter, child-like, sharp and devoted to all that she touched.” The actor continued, “Ironically, the last time we met was when I was shooting in the fields of Punjab, where we had created an Indo-Pak border. It was a chilly and foggy late November night, but she didn’t care about all that. She was happy we were on the same side of the border. Khush reh, jug jug jeeye, she often ended most conversations with me… I miss you and I shall always cherish your love and blessings. Om Shanti.” —TMS c m y b Mrunal Thakur is currently in Delhi shooting for her upcoming crime thriller in which she is playing the role of a cop for the first time ever. Being the perfect supportive co-star that she is, Mrunal had a reunion of sorts with Aditya Roy Kapur in the capital. Mrunal and Aditya will be seen togther in Gumrah. The film is the official Hindi remake of Tamil hit Thadam. — TMS So, this one is their second film together, Sargun adds, “We started shooting for Sohreyan Da Pind Aa Gaya immedaitely after Surkhi Bindi. Only the release of this film was delayed because of Covid-19.” The film has been written by Amberdeep Singh and directed by Ksshitij Chaudhary. In the coming times, the pair is set to come together again for the film Niga Marda Aayi Ve. Meanwhile, Sargun will be next seen in Jagdeep Sidhu’s Moh, which will mark the debut of Surjit Bindrakhia’s son Gitaz Bindrakhia whereas Gurnam will star in a sports action film titled Khadari. Power of the mind Vidyut Jammwal buries himself in six-foot-deep snow In a recent video, actor Vidyut Jammwal is seen covered in six-foot-deep snow somehwere in the Himalayas and the Indian Kalaripayattu expert looks unfazed. The video showcases him performing a series of kriyas to control breathing. The actor emerges from the snow with bruises on his shoulders from the piercing cold. When asked, he shared that every martial artiste has to hit different levels of physical abilities and this kind of meditation is his way of unlocking a whole new zone. —TMS ‘Just not happy’ Selena Gomez condemns overturning Roe v Wade decision by US Supreme Court Singer-actress Selena Gomez has voiced her opinion on the recent overturning of the landmark Roe v. Wade case by the US Supreme Court. The recent verdict, which effectively ends federal protection for abortion access, has sparked protests across the US. Selena, who attended the red carpet premiere of her upcoming second season of the mystery comedy series Only Murders in the Building, took a moment during the event to speak out against the Supreme Court’s recent decision. Selena said, “It’s about voting. It’s about men needing to stand up and also speak against this issue. I’m just not happy and I hope that we can do everything in our power to do something to change that.” Earlier, Gomez had written on Twitter, “Watching a constitutional right being stripped away is horrific. A woman should have the right to choose what she wants to do with her own body. End of story.” — IANS
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