11082022-LSTL-01.qxd 8/10/2022 10:32 PM Page 1 c m y b BLESSED WITH A BABY BOY Dheeraj Dhoopar and his wife Vinny Arora welcomed their first child, a baby boy, on August 10. Dheeraj posted a cute little card on Instagram and wrote, “We are filled with joy as we announce the arrival of our baby boy! 10/8/22, proud parents Vinny and Dheeraj.” TMS TRIBUNE Sing along Life It seems actress Parineeti Chopra is back with another song. She tagged Harrdy Sandhu in a recent Instagram post, hinting at a collaboration with the popular Punjabi singer. ANI LUDHIANA | THURSDAY | 11 AUGUST 2022 On Raksha Bandhan, celebs talk about the relationship they share with siblings BOND OF LOVE I Sheetal Big honour Jannat Zubair becomes cultural ambassador Jannat Zubair Rehmani started her career as a television actress. She has now gained immense popularity owing to social media. The actress, who currently enjoys over 40 million Instagram followers, has become one of the most sought-after influencers in the country. Her recent stint in an adventure reality show hosted by Rohit Shetty has only added to her fan-following. Adding another feather to her cap, the actress has now become one of the cultural ambassadors of India. Taking to Instagram, Jannat posted about this special honour from the Government of India. She revealed that she was one of the 75 chosen cultural ambassadors. She posted a photo and video of her standing in a pretty salwar kameez against the backdrop of the famous Red Fort (Laal Qila) in Delhi with the National Flag. She captioned it as, “Such an honour to be one of the 75 cultural ambassadors of India. Grateful to be rewarded by the Government of India. Jai Hind.” T’s Raksha Bandhan and while Akshay Kumar celebrates this special bond with his sisters in theatres, we bring you candid feelings from within the industry. Whether different passions or working in the same industry, here are celebs who share that tying rakhi while praying for your sibling’s happiness, prosperity and success is an amazing feeling. Special feeling “The fact that my sister Yami is so selfless and full of love makes our bond special. Our brother is just 19, but he is very clear about his goals. Sometimes he does not revert to calls, but that is okay as he is busy with studies. It is a big support when your sibling is in the same industry, as you get constant guidance and backing. Yami has been that factor in my life. And since Ojas is younger, a lot of advice and guidance goes from my side to him. Yami has always told me to back my talent, which has really helped.” SURILIE, OJAS AND YAMI GAUTAM — Surilie Gautam, actress Strong bond Rashami Desai and I weren’t born as siblings, but she ties the rakhi to me since the time we used to do the show Uttaran together. I love that our bond has stayed strong, even if we don’t meet regularly now. I just need her love and blessings on this day. On every Raksha Bandhan, I personally choose gifts for her. Her big advice to me was not to make any friends in the industry and I have stuck to that. — Mrunal Jain, actor Gift of time I am the only sister, so both ADITYA DESHMUKH WITH HIS BHABHI my brothers have been very protective. My bond with Bakhtiyar is more like a friend to me. Although I am the elder one, he always bosses over me. The special thing about him is that he will stick around you the whole time. The best gift I could get is his time from the busy schedule! Since we are from the same industry, we are always there for each other. We do hold discussions when MOHIT MALHOTRA WITH HIS SISTER JAY ZAVERI WITH HIS SISTER stuck with something.” — Delnaaz Irani, actress situation or have some decisions to make, she is ready to listen and help. This Raksha Bandhan, my sister has sent a rakhi as I will not be able to go to Delhi because of my shoot schedules. So, we will celebrate over a Zoom call. I share a very good bond with her. She always gives me good advice. We usually go to our cousin’s place to party. I don’t have a sister, but love my cousin sisters. I have a real brother and we do fight. Our thought processes don’t match most of the time. That’s where my bhabhi steps in and acts like my sister. She is like the mediator between my brother and me. I share everything with her. — Mohit Malhotra, actor — Aditya Deshmukh, actor Soul sister I have one sister and love her a lot. Raksha Bandhan is more significant for my sister because she is always expecting some expensive gift from my side. Our relationship is like that of cartoon characters Tom and Jerry! She is daadi ma and a good support in my life. Whenever I am in a difficult Party together — Jay Zaveri, actor Good listener Facing the music Mukesh criticised for sexist comments Health scare Raju Srivastava suffers heart attack; is safe ANSHUMAN JHA AND SIERRA WINTERS Anshuman to tie the knot After getting engaged in 2020s, actor Anshuman Jha and Sierra Winters will tie the knot soon. The American leg of the wedding shall happen in October this year, followed by the ceremony in India is March next year. The actor says, “I feel like she is my mom’s blessing to me. We are excited to have our first ceremony in America, followed by the Indian leg. Sierra always wanted to have an Indian ceremony and mom would have wanted that too. It will be a private affair at both the places because that’s what we both believe in.” Jha is getting ready for the release of his action film Lakadbaggha. — TMS Popular comedian-actor Raju Srivastava on Wednesday was rushed to the AIIMS following a heart attack. The 58-year-old stand-up comedian was brought to the AIIMS emergency at around 10:45 am. “Srivastava had to be resuscitated twice and was rushed to catheterisation lab for emergency angiography,” a source said. Srivastava’s colleague Sunil Pal said the comedian was doing much better now. “He is doing fine now. He is out of danger,” Pal said in a video he shared with media. He also thanked Srivastava’s fans for their best wishes. Srivastava has been active in the entertainment industry since late 1980s even though he first received recognition after participating in the first season of stand-up comedy show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge. He has also appeared in Hindi films like Maine Pyar Kiya, Baazigar, Bombay to Goa and more. He was one of the contestants on Bigg Boss season three too. Srivastava is the current chairman of the Film Development Council Uttar Pradesh. — PTI Mukesh Khanna, who is known for his roles in shows like Mahabharat and Shaktiman, is facing some serious criticism for posting sexist remarks. The actor recently raised a question on the character of women who ask for sex. He said such women were simply running a business and were not from decent society. Mukesh recently posted a video on his YouTube channel titled, Kya aapko bhi aisi ladkiya lubhati hain? (Do such girls lure you as well). In the video, the actor can be seen saying, “When a girl tells a boy, ‘I want to have sex with you’, then she isn’t just another girl, she’s running a business because no girl living in a civilised society would say such things.’ The clip has been doing the rounds on the internet and has not gone down well with netizens. — TMS MUKESH KHANNA Aamir visits the Golden Temple Aamir Khan, who is all geared up for the release of Laal Singh Chaddha, took some time off the movie’s promotional schedule to seek blessings at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, alongside his co-star Mona Singh, who essays the role of his mother in the film. The much-anticipated film also c m y b stars Kareena Kapoor Khan in the lead role, alongside South-Indian star Naga Chaitanya. Earlier, Aamir Khan, Naga Chaitanya and Mona Singh also paid tributes to Indian war heroes at the National War Memorial in Delhi. The film hits the cinemas today (August 11). — TMS Bhumi all-praise for Akshay For Bhumi Pednekar, it is a sweet coincidence that her film Raksha Bandhan is releasing on the same day as Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (August 11). Incidentally, in both these films she has been paired opposite Akshay Kumar. Bhumi says, “It is such a lovely coincidence that on the fifth anniversary of Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Raksha Bandhan, my second movie with Akshay sir is releasing in theatres today, He has been a huge part of my career and there is so much that I have learnt from him. Akshay sir has always backed me to deliver on screen and I’m grateful for the trust he has reposed in me.” She adds, “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha was the first blockbuster of my career, thanks to Akshay sir and I hope we deliver a solid hit again with Raksha Bandhan. Both the films deliver a message that one can take home and these can be watched with the entire family. I hope Raksha Bandhan touches the heart and soul of everyone.” — TMS
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