27072022-LSTL-01.qxd 7/26/2022 11:05 PM Page 1 c m y b HARMAN TO BE A FATHER SOON Harman Baweja and wife Sasha are expecting their first child together. A source close to the couple shares, “Sasha is four months pregnant and the baby is expected to arrive in December this year.” However, no official announcement has been made by the couple yet. TMS Facing the heat TRIBUNE Role call Life Aparshakti Khurana’s next film Dhoka D Round Corner is a suspense thriller and will be released in September. He will play a Kashmiri terrorist in the film. TMS LUDHIANA | WEDNESDAY | 27 JULY 2022 Patriotic & passionate Mona T Ranveer Singh lands in legal trouble over his nude photoshoot Ranveer Singh recently took the internet by storm with his bold photoshoot for an international magazine. While some praised the actor, others trolled him. And now, he has landed in legal trouble as an NGO has submitted a complaint at the Chembur Police Station on Monday, following which the Mumbai police has filed an FIR against the actor. Meanwhile, reacting to Ranveer’s photoshoot, Ram Gopal Varma said, “If women can show off their sexy bodies why can’t men? It’s hypocritical that men are judged differently. Men should have equal rights as women. I think India is finally coming of age and I think this is Ranveer’s statement on gender equality.” On the other hand, during the trailer launch event of Darlings, when Alia Bhatt was asked about Ranveer’s photoshoot, she instantly responded that she would not like to hear anything negative about her ‘favourite’ Ranveer. “I don’t like anything negative said about my favourite co-star, Ranveer. Toh main yeh question ko bardasht bhi nahi kar sakti hu (So the question itself is something I can’t tolerate),” Alia said. She added, “I love him, he’s the favourite of each one of us and has given us such good movies. We should only give him love.” — TMS Goodfellas actor Paul Sorvino dies Veteran actor Paul Sorvino, popular for his role in Martin Scorsese’s gangster epic Goodfellas and the father of Oscar winner Mira Sorvino, has died. He was 83. Sorvino passed away on Monday due to natural causes. “Our hearts are broken, there will never be another Paul Sorvino, he was the love of my life and one of the greatest performers to ever grace the screen and stage,” his wife, Dee Dee said. Mira, his daughter, took to Twitter to pay tributes, “My heart is rent asunder — a life of love and joy and wisdom with him is over. He was the most wonderful father. I love him so much...,” she wrote. The actor, who made his debut with Carl Reiner’s Where’s Poppa? in 1970, starred in films such as The Gambler, The Brink’s Job, The Firm, Nixon, Romeo and Juliet, and The Cooler in his career spanning 50 years. — PTI David Warner of The Omen passes away Emmy-winning English actor David Warner, who gave memorable performances on the big screen, in a key role in the seminal 1976 horror film, The Omen, and as villains in Time After Time, Time Bandits and Tron, has died of cancer-related illness. He was 80. Warner was Emmynominated for playing Reinhard Heydrich, a Nazi official who was a key architect of the Final Solution, in the landmark 1978 miniseries Holocaust, and won an Emmy for playing the sadistic Roman political opportunist Pomponius Falco in the 1981 miniseries Masada. Recently, Warner appeared in Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns in (2018) and You, Me and Him (2017) and on Showtime’s Penny Dreadful as the Dracula character Professor Abraham van Helsing in 2014. — IANS Japanese actor Shimada Yoko, who won a Golden Globe for playing Mariko in the 1980s television drama Shogun, has also passed away at the age of 69 in a hospital in Tokyo from multiple organ failure brought about by colorectal cancer. Screenwriter, journalist, and author Aaron Latham passed away on July 23 at the age of 78 in Pennsylvania from complications related to Parkinson's disease. His piece from Texas Monthly served as the inspiration for the 1980 hit film Urban Cowboy. — ANI HE true beauty of our country lies in the diversity of people, and tricity is gearing up to celebrate the 75 years of India’s Independence by paying an ode to the art, dance, literature and theatre of our vast country through various workshops as well as events. Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi (CLKA) has been keeping a busy calendar through the year while celebrating Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. For the Independence Day, mega celebrations have been planned. “We are planning to bring together works of 75 artists for India’s Independence Day,” shares Bheem Malhotra, chairperson of Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi. At the Undepass-17, CLKA held four workshops in the run up to the big day that saw some 60 artists showcase their works. “We want to give city residents a feel of Indian artists for our fifth workshop. We have known names like Masood Hussain from Srinagar, Anil Bodwal from Delhi, Nabibakhsh Mansoori from Ahmedabad, Adarsh Palandi from Damoh, Madhya Pradesh,” adds Malhotra. To celebrate 75 years of India’s Independence, cultural organisations in tricity are planning to promote our rich cultural heritage through a host of activities. Here’s a quick check Huma Qureshi Screen shot Huma Qureshi and Mrunal Thakur to star in Dinesh Vijan’s next Actors Huma Qureshi and Mrunal Thakur are reportedly set to be a part of Dinesh Vijan’s next production titled Pooja Meri Jaan. With this, Huma marks her second collaboration with Dinesh after Badlapur. The film will be directed by Navjot Gulati and co-directed by Vipasha Arvind. Huma, who also has her birthday this month, took to Twitter to share the announcement: “And birthday week just got better. #PoojaMeriJaan! It’s a wrap. Been shooting for this one all this while and been super-excited.” The film also stars Vikram Singh Chauhan and Vijay Raaz in key roles. — TMS Play on Literary note The new chairperson of Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi, Madhav Kaushik has ambitious plans, “My thrust is going to be documentation and publication as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. I want to hold series of seminars on role of literature and media in freedom struggle. Newspapers like The Tribune have contributed significantly to the nation’s independence. ticipants, five scripts will be chosen and printed. Further these would be directed by the local theatre groups,” shares Chakresh Kumar, director, Tagore Theatre. Planned in August and September, one month will be dedicated to the writing workshop and one to direction. “We want to bring out fresh writing and give a chance to tricity directors to work on new scripts. We would help the directors with sets, designs, musicians, and felicitate the groups,” says Chakresh. Around the Independence Day, Tagore Theatre would also see a classical dance, folk dance and folk theatre festival. Through seminars in different languages, I want to document and publish these papers in the form of a book in different languages,” says Kaushik. Celebrating Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Theatre For Theatre in collaboration with Punjab Sangeet Akademi Chandigarh organised the 7th TFT Summer The- atre Festival where two plays paid a tribute to Shaheed Udham Singh and Shaheed Bhagat Singh. Sudesh Sharma with his group is planning to present a play around nationalism on the Independence Day at one of the housing societies, which has reached out to him for a show though Har Ghar Tiranga campaign. Write note The city’s cultural hub, Tagore Theatre has been organising many workshops, plays and other cultural activities. The week-long celebrations saw puppetry, mime, dance, comedy; and for the big day a writing workshop is on the anvil. “The intention is to motivate youngsters to write plays. Out of the 30 par- Azaadi is the theme for the kavi darbar that Punjab Arts Council has planned. Patriotic songs and plays will be showcased by Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi. “We are going to stage plays and hold two musical evenings with patriotic themes,” says Kewal Dhaliwal, President Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi. The event would be held at Punjab Kala Bhawan-16. Woh Kaun Tha by Ismat Chughtai and Kabuliwala by Rabindranath Tagore will be performed on August 13, 6.30 pm onwards at Tagore Theatre by students of St Kabir School. The stories are directed by Zubin Mehta. “Chughtai’s story Woh Kaun Tha is a satire on communal obsession and Tagore’s very popular story Kabuliwala a poignant tale about a friendship between a grown up man and a little girl,” says Zubin. The entry will be on a first-come-firstserved basis. Mrunal Thakur Bollywood celebrities pay tributes to soldiers on Kargil Vijay Diwas A big salute Mika chooses Akanksha Puri as his future bride Heart to heart After more than two months, Mika Singh has finally chosen Akanksha Puri as his future wife on Swayamvar: Mika Di Vohti. Akanksha, who is a television actress, beat Prantika Das and Neet Mahal to find a place in the singer’s heart. Mika was fond of all three women, but realised that Akanksha knows him best, given they have been friends for a long time. Akanksha Puri, who has been friends with Mika Singh for the last 13-14 years, had entered Swayamvar: Mika Di Vohti as a wild card contestant quite late. She had confessed that seeing Mika with other women had made her realise how she did not want to lose him. It is believed she herself approached the channel to make an entry in the show. “I would be this king’s one and only queen.” — TMS c m y b Many Bollywood celebrities on Tuesday shared heartfelt tributes to mark the 23rd Kargil Vijay Diwas. Taking to Instagram, Akshay Kumar wrote, “Bharat ke veeron ko naman hai. Today we are safe because of them. We can never bow down enough in gratitude.” Actor Ajay Devgn shared a video on Instagram, which he captioned as: “Kargil vijay divas par bharat ke Shaheed veeron ko mera salaam. Jai Hind.” Farhan Akhtar dropped a video from his directorial film ‘Lakshaya’ and captioned it, “In remembrance of our Kargil heroes and martyrs. May their courage, selflessness and sacrifice continue to inspire us and generations to come. Jai Hind #kargilvijaydiwas”. Rajkummar Rao shared a post that said, “…Salute to the brave soldiers who gave their lives for the nation.” The Indian armed forces had defeated Pakistan on July 26, 1999. Since then, the day is observed as ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ to mark the valour of soldiers who took part in Operation Vijay. — ANI Source of joy Actress Shruti Haasan, who completed 13 years in the film industry recently, says cinema has become the greatest source of joy in her life. Taking to Instagram, the actress posted a video expressing gratitude and wrote, “Magical 13 years - I never actually thought I’d do more than a movie. Even I wasn’t born to do this. I learnt to love it and cinema has become the greatest source of joy in my life. — IANS Farhan Rajkummar Ajay Akshay
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