12072022-LSTL-01.qxd 7/11/2022 11:11 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Action zone Actor John Abraham has commenced the shoot of Tehran. A Maddock Films production in association with Bake My Cake Films, Tehran has been directed by Arun Gopalan. TMS LUDHIANA | TUESDAY | 12 JULY 2022 2 wheels of passion D Sheetal ‘It was a mistake’ Prithviraj Sukumaran apologises O you know what’s common between Tamil actor Ajith Kumar, veteran artiste Ratna Pathak Shah, spiritual master Sadhguru and actor Sonu Sood? Well they all have quite recently gone on bike trips across cities! We bring you some celebs and stories from their adventures. for ‘insensitive’ scene in Kaduva In the recently released Malayalam movie Kaduva, there is a scene where actor Prithviraj Sukumaran’s character Kaduvakkunnel Kuruvachan says that differently-abled children are born with such conditions as a result of their parents’ past sins. The scene offended Parivaar, an association of parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and they filed a complaint against the makers for the ‘insensitive’ scene. State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities SH Panchapakesan had also issued notices to director Shaji Kailas, and producers Supriya Menon and Producers of Listin Stephen, seeking an Kaduva have explanation for the diaissued an apology note logues used in the film. on Facebook and While producers of Kaduremoved the va issued an apology note on Facebook and removed derogatory scene the derogatory scene, now actor Prithviraj Sukumaran and film’s director Shaji Kailas have also issued apologies through their respective social media accounts. Prithviraj took to Instagram on Sunday and shared director Shaji Kailas’ statement with a caption, “Sorry. It was a mistake. We acknowledge and accept it.” The statement by Shaji read, “Apologies for the hurtful reference to the parents of differently-abled children in my film Kaduva…The only request is to forgive the human error.” The director also added that the intention behind it ‘was to convince him and the audience of the cruelty of the villain’s actions’. —TMS Busy bee! There’s something about bikes that make them such a compulsive passion. Here’s a look at celebs who have made the most of their vacations on bikes AJITH KUMAR SHAHID KAPOOR WORK & FUN HERE’S HOW THE SECOND HALF OF 2022 LOOKS LIKE FOR SAYANI GUPTA An all-female cast of the film Dhak Dhak, co-produced by Taapsee Pannu, is the first film to showcase women riders reaching the highest motorable pass in the country—Khardung La. The actresses, Dia Mirza, Ratna Pathak Shah, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanjana Sanghi rode the bikes from Delhi to Khardung La as part of the prep. Dia wrote on Instagram: “I’ve been thinking to myself, did we really do this? Did we manage to truly make this happen? Yes we did… For now we are celebrating the fact that we are the first film crew to ride from Delhi to Khardung La —the world’s highest motorable pass.” Actor and philanthropist Sonu Sood turned host for the show Roadies latest season. As Roadies is synonymous with bike-lovers, the actor shares, “The Roadies journey took me across the cities of South Africa and the young riders’ energy rubbed off on me as well. Our trip ended in Cape Town and it proved to be the best way to explore a new country. It never for a moment felt like work.” At an event in Chandigarh recently, the actor went back to his college years when he had a passion for bikes and loved to ride on the roads in Punjab. He had said, “For an actor, it is important to take care of the body and stay away from injuries. It made me part ways with bikes although I had bought a Harley Davidson. Now, my friends ride it more than myself. But hopefully with more seasons of Roadies FATIMA , RATNA, DIA AND SANJANA SONAKSHI SINHA MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE RIDING SOLO If you have adventure on your mind and want to be one with the elements, nothing can beat a bike ride. My favourite bike-ride memory is the one that I had in the Dandelli Wildlife Sanctuary. The trips hardcore bikers would love to do are to Zanskar, Spiti Valley and Mustang Valley in Nepal. I generally like riding solo, just me, my bike and my music. HERUMB KHOT, PRODUCER as a host, will get to relive those golden moments.” GREAT TIME Actors Shahid Kapoor, Kunal Kemmu and Ishaan Khattar went for an all-boys’ bike trip to Europe and shared pictures on social media. Tamil actor Ajith Kumar too went on solo bike trip across Europe. Bollywood actors John Abraham and Vidyut Jammwal also have an extensive collection of bikes and often find time from their busy schedule for a biking vacation. Among actresses, Gul Panag is a passionate rider while Sonakshi Sinha recently learnt how to ride a bike for her upcoming series Dahaad. For actor and former Big Boss contestant Abhinav I have travelled from Jaisalmer to Delhi by bike while participating in the Roadies show. Also, when I was shooting in Ladakh I explored the union territory on a bike. The experience during Roadies was quite memorable as there were groups and we used to ride 200-km each day. However, it’s true that bike-riding is risky and as an actor one always has to think of avoiding injuries. ANUJ SACHDEVA, ACTOR Shukla, bike ride is an expression of freedom, courage and responsibility. “I have taken many bike rides across India, but the best was from Manali to Leh. I am planning a Mumbai to Kashmir trip in winter,” he says. SONU SOOD Sizzling chemistry It has already been a busy year for Sayani Gupta and the hustle doesn’t stop for the actress! With half of 2022 over, the second half is also going to be full of work for Sayani. Her packed calendar seems never-ending! A source says, “Soon as Sayani came back to India from Italy, she headed to London for the shoot of another project. In Italy, she was shooting for Four More Shots Please and now that she is back from London, she has rejoined the Four More Shots Please crew in Mumbai to wrap up the schedule.” — TMS Arjun Kapoor will be seen opposite Tara Sutaria for the first time in Ek Villain 2. Arjun and Tara have been presented as a hot new pair in Bollywood, and their steamy images from the poster shoot and the trailer has got everyone talking. Arjun Kapoor says, “It’s really nice to see how people have liked Tara and my pairing in Ek Villain 2’s trailer. I’m glad they are appreciating our chemistry and how we are looking together. We have a natural chemistry with each other and we feed off each other’s energy.” He adds, “Every new and fresh onscreen pair has to stand the test of the audience. It is the public that c m y b decides whether or not they are excited to watch. It feels great that Tara and I have found appreciation.”
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