30062022-LSTC-01.qxd 6/29/2022 11:08 PM Page 1 c m y b FILM ON ATAL BIHARI VAJPAYEE Vinod Bhanushali and Sandeep Singh have acquired the film-making rights of the book on India’s ex-Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee — The Untold Vajpayee: Politician and Paradox by Ullekh N P. The film will be titled Main Rahoon Ya Na Rahoon, Yeh Desh Rehna Chahiye — Atal. TMS TRIBUNE Vikram on OTT Life Kamal Hassan-starrer Vikram, which is still going strong even after grossing Rs 400-crore in box- office collections worldwide, will have its worldwide OTT premiere on Disney+ Hotstar on July 8. IANS CHANDIGARH | THURSDAY | 30 JUNE 2022 As the film Shabaash Mithu is set to showcase cricketer Mithali Raj’s journey on screen, here’s a look at upcoming sports films where women take the lead Having a field day F Saand Ki Aankh Jahnvi Kapoor in Mr and Mrs Mahi CRICKET FEVER Actress Taapsee Pannu will be seen in the biopic of famous cricketer Mithali Raj titled Shabaash Mithu, which is releasing on July 15. Mithali Raj is the former test and ODI captain of the India women’s national team. On the other hand, Anushka Sharma will be making a comeback on screen with the story of fast bowler Jhulan Goswami, in a film titled Chakda ’Xpress, for Netflix. Also, Karan Johar has announced a film, Mr and Mrs Mahi, in which Jahnvi Kapoor’s first look is in a cricket helmet. Jahnvi shared a series of pictures while announcing the project and captioned it as, “Cricket camp #MrandMrsMahi.” Karan Johar also shared the news, “Best of luck to the entire team of #MrAndMrsMahi for starting the first innings! Knock it out of the park.” RIGHT INSPIRATION There is speculation about badminton player PV Sindhu’s biopic with Deepika Padukone playing her role, after the actress and Sindhu posted pictures of an intense game of badminton. Rasika Dugal gears up for Spike Then there are also some sports dramas in the pipeline, like Spike, which will be a web series inspired by volleyball. Rasika Dugal will play the lead in the project. In January, the actress landed in Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, to commence the shoot. Anushka Sharma in Chakda Xpress tal debut, Heeramandi, these days, it could be possible that Richa is taking the dance classes for her role in it. A source close to the film’s production says: “Heeramandi is one of the most ambitious projects till date for Sanjay sir. It being his digital debut makes it even more special and challenging. Richa is all set to play a crucial role in it and is gearing up. —IANS Saina Taapsee Pannu in Shabaash Mithu Matter of recognition Actress Shenaz Treasurywala, who is currently working as a travel blogger, has revealed that she has been diagnosed with prosopagnosia. Shenaz took to her Instagram Stories and wrote, “I have been diagnosed with prosopagnosia. Now, I understand why I’ve never been able to put faces together. It’s a cognitive disorder. I always felt ashamed that I could not recognise faces. I recognise voices.” —TMS Celebs on vacation in Europe Richa Chadha learning kathak Bollywood actress Richa Chadha is gearing up for her next film for which she is taking dance lessons in kathak. The actress has already been trained in the dance form till a particular stage and she wants to take it forward from there. Richa has been spotted outside Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s office quite a few times in the recent past and as the director is gearing up for his digi- Priyanka Chopra acted in a biopic titled Mary Kom , based on world- famous woman boxer Mary Kom, while her cousin, Parineeti Chopra, played badminton star Saina Nehwal in the biopic Saina (2021). The 2020 film Panga saw not one but two actresses, Kangana Ranaut and Richa Chadha, playing kabaddi players. ■ When talking about two female leads, Saand Ki Aankh comes to the mind. Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar played real-life sharpshooters, Prakashi and Chandro Tomar, respectively, in the film. ■ In Rashmi Rocket, Taapsee played an athlete who had to undergo a gender test while in Badhaai Do Bhumi Pednekar played a PT teacher in school. In January, 2022, a Telugu sports-comedy film, Good Luck Sakhi, by director Nagesh Kukunoor, saw Keerthy Suresh in the lead role. ■ Sheetal EMALE-centric scripts are the order of the day in B-town. While actresses like Madhuri Dixit, Raveena Tandon and Sonali Bendre have made a comeback on OTT with them, there are others who prefer to essay the role of real-life sportspersons on screen. Here’s a look at upcoming female-centric sports films and web series set to release in 2022. BIOPICS IN THE RECENT PAST Mary Kom Sonu Sood comes to the aid of Assam flood victims Helping hand With the Assam floods creating havoc in the north-east region of the country, Sonu Sood, actor and humanitarian, has once again jumped to everyone’s rescue. Through his charity, Sood Charity Foundation, he has provided relief material to people of Hojai, Darrang and Morigaon. Sonu says, “Our endeavour is to help as many people as possible during these tough times. My heart goes out to bereaved families and those gravely affected by the floods. I truly hope they find strength in their hearts to tide over these difficult days.” —TMS Looks like Europe is the current go-to destination for Bollywood celebs. While Arjun Kapoor-Malaika Arora are vacationing in Paris, Shahid Kapoor-Mira Rajput have also gone on a month-long trip to Europe. Sara Ali Khan, Karan Johar, Manish Malhotra, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Gauri Khan, Twinkle Khanna and Shilpa Shetty are also on vacation in London at the moment. Alia Bhatt, who is currently shooting for her Hollywood debut movie in London, met with Karan Johar and Manish Malhotra. It was Manish who shared an adorable photo with Alia and Karan. In another pictures, Malhotra can be seen posing with Gauri Khan, Twinkle Khanna, Nandita Mahtani and Anu Hinduja. He aptly captioned it as, “With the beauties.” Meanwhile, Shilpa Shetty is also currently vacationing in London with her family, including husband Raj Kundra, mother Sunanda Shetty, sister Shamita Shetty, and kids, Viaan and Samisha. Shilpa took to her Instagram Stories and shared a few pictures of her trip, as she attended a musical Pretty Woman with her mom and sister. Manish Malhotra, Alia Bhatt and Karan Johar Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor Shilpa Shetty(L) with her mother and sister Sizzling Riding high chemistry The cast and crew members of Dhak Dhak ride bikes from Delhi to Khardung La It was a ride of a lifetime for the cast and crew of Dhak Dhak, as they rode from Delhi to shoot in Khardung La. For the first time in the history of Indian cinema, a full unit rode to the highest motorable pass in the world to shoot a scene with all the lead actors, including Dia Mirza, Fatima Sana Sheikh, Ratna Pathak Shah and Sanjana Sanghi. Braving extreme weather, amidst heavy rainfall, sandstorms and temperatures ranging from 48 degrees to -2 degrees, the team wrapped the difficult Ladakh schedule with much enthusiasm. Shares Ratna Pathak Shah, “If someone had told me six months ago that I would be riding a bike all the way to Ladakh at 65 years of age, I would have laughed. This film has been special to me in many ways. It has forced me to face my fears, taught me how to trust myself, my colleagues and my crew in stressful situations, taken me to one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring places in the world and introduced me to some wonderful people. When a film becomes an adventure for all involved, it stops being a product and becomes an experience. The story becomes a part of us.” — MS c m y b Prabhas and Kriti Sanon to share the screen in Adipurush Prabhas and Kriti Sanon will soon be seen together in Om Raut-directorial Adipurush. A source says, “Last week, the entire cast and crew had got together at director Om Raut’s house for a celebration. They also watched some of Kriti and Prabhas’ scenes, which have turned out very well. They make for a fabulous pair on screen.” Adipurush is all set to hit the big screens on January 12, 2023. —TMS
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