03082022-LSTL-01.qxd 02-08-2022 23:14 Page 1 c m y b NEW ROLE FOR ANUPAM KHER South Indian star Ravi Teja’s film Tiger Nageswara Rao is to be directed by Vamsee. The movie has been making noise since its launch. The team has now roped in Anupam Kher for a crucial role in the film. The actor’s addition will not only add to the stature of the film but will also help it with the Hindi market. TRIBUNE Life Power of music Sheetal I T’s the month of Shravan and a Shiva bhajan has become the talking point for the wrong reasons. Singer and ex-Indian Idol contestant Farmani Naaz recently came under fire for singing a rendition of the viral song, Har Har Shambhu by Abhilasha Panda, which is in praise of Lord Shiva. It unsettled UP’s Deobandbased Muslim cleric, who said, “This is haram in Islam, Sharia does not allow this.” The singer, while interacting with the media, said that she was not the first one to be singing a devotional song in praise of a Hindu God and won’t be the last. She cited examples of popular singer Mohammad Rafi and Master Saleem. Who is Farmani Naaz? Regionaldrift Drishyam actor Ishita Dutta shows her interest in regional cinema In a recent interaction, Drishyam actor Ishita Dutta talked about her desire to work in Bengali films. Ishita made her film debut in 2012 with the Telugu film Chanakyudu and thereafter appeared in many Hindi films and TV shows. Expressing her desire to work more in regional cinema, she says, “Regional cinema is making a lot of interesting content and I feel it is the right time for me as an actor to explore every aspect of it. Being a Bengali and since I know the language, I would love to explore a Bengali character deeply rooted with the culture, showing the real Bengali side of me to my fans.” She is a resident of Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh and came into limelight after her participation in Indian Idol Season 12 in 2021. She is active on YouTube and sings covers of popular songs and enjoys 3.59 million subscribers on her channel. The singer, who had sung in the praise of PM Narendra Modi and CM Yogi Adityanath during UP Assembly elections, uploaded Har Har Shambhu nine days ago. Her latest composition Madina Ka Safar was uploaded much before the controversy. While Farman prefers to keep her faith and music separate, the Muslim cleric has called it a forbidden act and asked her to apologise to Allah (God). Classical case of harmony Playing hard Core issue Classical singers have never believed in religious divide while pursuing music, be it Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan who sang Hari Om Tatsat for All India Radio or Pt. Jasraj who once sang Mero Allah Mehrbaan and Om Allah Om on annual Ramanavami festival at Fort High School in Bengaluru when he was 80. Kathak exponent Shobha Koser says, “It’s not possible not to sing about Hindu Gods when singing classical music, especially khayal. It doesn’t matter if you are a Hindu, Parsi, Muslim or Sikh. The same goes for Hindu singers singing Sufi music, one has to sing about and on Allah. Once you are an artiste, religion cannot bind you. There have been many great Muslim artistes who sang bhajans.” Famous singer Ustad Rashid Khan has sung Karun Bharosa Sada Shyam Ka, Hey Bhagwan - Nirgun Bhajan, Shree Radhe Govind Hari and others. Ustaad Jawaad Ali Khan says, “As Bade Ghulam Ali Sahab used to say, ‘When I say Om or Allah, both mean the same’, I think it’s about the greater good of singing that one is associated to. One must cross the barriers of language, religion and materialism to become a good artiste. Also, India is a confluence of many cultures, the same way Hindustani classical music is based on Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb which means the fusion of Hindu (Ganga) and Islamic Persian (Jamuni) cultures.” In fact, Hindu mythology was the favourite theme of Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan’s compositions and Ustad Abdul Karim Khan always began his compositions with the prayer, ‘Om Tatsat Saamavedaaya Namaha’. The same way Shehnai maestro Bismillah Khan regularly performed at the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi; Tabla and sitar wizard Pandit Nayan Ghosh always offers salaam while passing by the dargah of Sufi saint Hazrat Makhdoom Shah in Mumbai. Naga Chaitanya, who will set foot in Bollywood with Laal Singh Chaddha, revealed that he avoided Hindi movies for a long time as he considered his Hindi to be mediocre. IANS LUDHIANA | WEDNESDAY | 3 AUGUST 2022 Farmani Naaz’s rendition of Har Har Shambhu may have invited the ire of Muslim clerics, but singers have been and will remain unequivocal in their stand—music has no religion! Tanya Kakde ‘My child, my jaan’ Dia Mirza mourns the demise of her niece Nooran Sisters KEEPING THE TRADITION Javed Ali Master Saleem Md Rafi Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan: Hari Om Tatsat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: Bal Bal Jaun Tore Krishan Murari, Sanson Ki Mala Pe and Koi Bole Ram Ram Rahat Fateh Ali Khan: Sanson Ki Mala Pe Begum Parveen Sultana: Sai Ram Sumiran Karo, Mere To Girdhar Gopal and Bhakti Sangeet Mohammad Rafi: O Sheronwali, Jai Mata Di, Man Tarpat Hari, Ishwar Allah Tere Naam, Sukh Ke Sab Saathi, Ambe Tun Hai Jagdambe, Badi Der Bhai Nand Ram Ji Ki Nikli Sawari, Ganpati Bappa Morya and more Ustad Rashid Khan: Karoonn Bharosa Sada Shyam Ka, Shyam Naam Paavan Jas, Palna Jhoole Nand Lal and Shree Radhe Govind Hari Javed Ali: Morya hai Shri Gananayaka, Aisi Laagi Lagan, Sai Dhun- Sai Ram Sai Shyam and more Master Saleem: Deedaar, Mauj Lag Gayi, Mela Maiya Da Nooran Sisters: Maa De Daro and Uchiyan Te Suchi Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan Dia Mirza’s niece Tanya Kakde passed away on August 1. The actress penned a heart-breaking note mourning the demise of her niece. The post read, “My niece. My child. My jaan. Gone into the light. May you find peace and love wherever you are my darling. You always brought a smile to our hearts and the higher realms will be filled with more light with you dancing, smiling and singing. Om Shanti.” Dia’s niece died in a car accident on NH 44. She was 21 and was working as a make-up artiste. Ustad Rashid Khan Anushka Sharma to undergo cricket training For her next film, titled Chakda Xpress, Anushka Sharma is going to train in Leeds, UK, to prepare for her role. A source close to the actress says, “Anushka is leaving no stone unturned to become Jhulan on screen. She will prepare her body. She will perfect her cricket skills in Leeds from mid-August before she starts shooting the cricket portions of the film.” The source adds, “She has always been a deeply committed artiste and she wants to do justice to the role. She will prep thoroughly and put herself through rigorous training exercises before she shoots the key scenes August end to September.” Anushka returns to the movies after three years to headline Chakda Express. The hugely-mounted Netflix Film, which is tracing the glorious journey of one of the fastest female pacers in the history of world cricket, Jhulan, will showcase how the pacer moves up the ladder despite countless hindrances to fulfil her only dream—to play cricket. Alia’s Gangubai, Suriya’s Jai Bhim bag top nominations at IFFM 2022 All eyes on them Team Raksha Bandhan Talkingonof role of a loving brother in Rakshabond brother-sister Bandhan Akshay Kumar his Aanand L Rai’s Raksha Bandhan is one of the most hyped movies of the year. Recently, when asked about his upcoming role Akshay Kumar says, “I had a lot of fun playing my role in Raksha Bandhan. It is a character which belongs to a middle-class family and embroiled in everyday middle-class problems. He is trying to make ends meet and fulfil the responsibility of marrying off his four sisters.” Asked how the movie is unique than the ones he’s done before, the actor says, “I’ve essayed many roles in my career, but I haven’t c m y b worked in a film which focuses on this special brother-sister bond, something which is so relatable and universal. Actually, I don’t think we have many such films in our industry. So, in that sense, I got to try something new.” The movie is all set to release on August 11. Alia Bhatt-starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi has dominated the nominations for the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) Awards 2022. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s directorial is nominated in three categories, including Best Film, Best Actress and Best Director. Ranveer Singh’s sports drama 83 and Suriya’s Jai Bhim will also compete with Gangubai for the Best Film award. Apart from Alia, Deepika Padukone and Vidya Balan will also be vying for the award of Best Actress for their respective films Gehraiyaan and Jalsa. For the Best Actor category, Ranveer Singh (83), Abhishekh Bachchan (Dasvi) and Vicky Kaushal (Sardar Udham) among others are nominated. In its 13th edition to be held this month, the IFFM 2022 is making its comeback for its physical version of the festival, after the festival having been solely virtual for the last two years. This year the festival starts on August 12-20 and will also have a especial Jai Bhim Gangubai Kathiawadi virtual programme between August 13-30 for Australian audiences. This year there are over 100 films across 23 languages being screened at the festival. The Awards night is all set to take place on August 14 in Melbourne. Speaking about the jury, it comprises global award-winning film editor Jill Bilcock, one of Australia’s renowned actors Vince Colosimo, multiaward-winning director Geoffrey Wright and multiaward-winning filmmaker Nadia Tass. —ANI
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