28082022-LSTL-01.qxd 8/27/2022 11:12 PM Page 1 c m y b 34 YEARS IN THE INDUSTRY Fans of Bollywood star Salman Khan celebrated his 34 years in the entertainment industry by trending #34YearsOfSalmanKhanEra on Friday and the superstar acknowledged this gesture by revealing his ‘different’ look from the upcoming film Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan. TMS TRIBUNE Helping hand Life Sonu Sood is now helping poor students by providing Prof. Saroj Sood Scholarship in honour of the actor’s mother, who has been his biggest inspiration. TMS LUDHIANA | SUNDAY | 28 AUGUST 2022 Fantasy & fantastic Mark the date Starring Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani, Satyaprem Ki Katha gets release date Satyaprem Ki Katha, starring Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani, and directed by Sameer Vidwans, will be releasing in theatres on June 29, 2023. The film is a musical love story that brings Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani together for the second time after Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. It will be a special challenge for Kartik Aaryan, as it will require him to undergo many layers of personality makeover to emerge in a completely new light. In Satyaprem Ki Katha, the era, the clothes and the body language need a complete makeover. A source shares, “Kartik will set aside a large chunk of his time later this year for intense workshops. There will be massive preparations for the role.” — TMS Long journey Tabu wraps up her ninth film with Ajay Devgn Tabu took to social media on Friday (August 26) and shared a BTS picture from the sets of Bholaa as she wrapped up her ninth film with Ajay Devgn. Ajay and Tabu are coming together on screen once again and fans are excited for it. Tabu shared the photo and captioned it as, “Look!! We finished our 9th film together! #wewrap #bholaa @ajaydevgn @adffilms.” Tabu and Ajay have earlier worked together in Vijaypath, Haqeeqat, Thakshak, Fitoor, Drishyam, De De Pyaar De and Golmaal Again. Their upcoming movies include Drishyam 2 and Bholaa. Bholaa is a Hindi remake of the Tamil film Kaithi. In June, Ajay had shared a photo from the sets and captioned it as, “It’s time to say action again! Bholaa releasing on March 30, 2023.” Meanwhile in their individual projects, Tabu was last seen in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 and Ajay Devgn’s last release was Runway 34. — TMS Karthikeya Signs, the first music video from Guru Randhawa’s album Man of the Moon was unveiled on Saturday. It’s a fast-paced song based on the character stranded on deserted land, as memories from the past flood him. The song has been composed, penned and sung by Guru Randhawa. Directed by Rupan Bal, the music video is a visual treat for Guru Randhawa fans. — IANS Brahmastra: Part One-Shiva Sheetal A HOUSE OF THE DRAGON RENEWED FOR SECOND SEASON On August 22 the much-awaited HBO series House of the Dragon premiered on Disney+ Hotstar. Based on George R.R. Martin’s book Fire and Blood, the 10-episode series is the turbulent story of the House of Targaryen, set 200 years before the events that captivated global audiences in Game of Thrones. Now, the series has been renewed for season two, right after the premiere of season one. Sea of choices Last year in December, Netflix project The Witcher Season 2 helped viewers keep Game of Thrones blues at bay. But for the lovers of GOT, only RR Martin could quench their thirst for an epic fantasy and thus House of Dragons, prequel of GOT, was premiered on Netflix last Sunday. Adapted from graphic novels of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, the final season of fantasy-horror series Locke and Key was released on Netflix this month. Indian industry is not far behind. After Baahubali, Karthikeya 2, starring Nikhil Siddhartha, Anupama Parameswaran, and Anupam Kher, has done good business at the box-office. Released on August 13, it is based on the quest to find the lost anklet of Lord Krishna. Then there is Ranbir-Alia starrer Brahmastra: Part One –Shiva, which happens to be Bollywood’s most ambitious fantasy franchise project till date, which will release in the first week of September. Meanwhile, The Rings of Power will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on September 2. New horizons Talking about fantasy films, Harry Potter and The Lord of Locke & Key Season 3 Shadow And Bone The Rings are the two that immediately come to mind. The producers and directors had pushed the limits of filmmaking to adapt classic fantasy novel series into a visual treat. The fans’ obsession with those films and books has forced content creators to find alternatives in the form of prequels and sequels. Fantastic Beasts: Where To Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore Find Them premiered in 2016, while the third part, The Secrets of Dumbledore was launched this year. Amazon Prime Video also went on similar lines and proposed to creators worldwide to pitch their stories to open the world ofThe Lord of the Rings. Thus became the tedious process of making of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. UPCOMING SERIES The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power — September 2, 2022 The Witcher: Blood Origin Prequel — December, 2022 The Witcher: Season 3 — 2023 Shadow and Bone: Season 2 — 2022 end Ragnarok: Season 3 — 2022 end Kangana Ranaut is leaving no stone unturned in giving her best to her second directorial venture Emergency. Now, the Queen actor is going to direct her acting guru Arvind Gaur in the upcoming movie! Taking to her Instagram stories, Kangana dropped a picture with her guru along with a caption: “Today I have the great fortune of directing my acting guru @arvindgaur ji who mentored me at the age of 16. I requested sir for a cameo in my directorial Emergency and here is he with me.” — ANI Avatar: The Way of Water: Part 2 — December 16, 2022 Avatar: Part 1(re-releasing) — September 23(India) Brahmastra: Part One-Shiva — September 9 ‘She sang fantastically’ Britney was ‘broken’ when she came to Sir Elton for Hold Me Closer collaboration British singer-composer Elton John, who recently released the single Hold Me Closer in collaboration with Britney Spears, is quite excited about the project. Hold Me Closer, which is a new spin on John’s hit song Tiny Dancer, is Britney’s first new tune in six years. And music icon Elton, 75, admits that ‘she sang fantastically’. Elton said he has always been an admirer of Britney, 40, KANGANA RANAUT c m y b so was immediately keen on the idea to help her get her career back on track, after her conservatorship came to an end last year. Spears had claimed that she retired from music in the aftermath, but Elton admitted how they had to make sure she was happy and got her approval. He said: “She’s been away so long - there’s a lot of fear because she’s been betrayed so many times, and she has- Founded by former Netflix executive Abhishek Vyas, AVS Studios will be producing six films across languages and genres, and has collaborated with some of the best directors and actors in the country. The first film rolling out from the AVS Studios stable is ‘Vrushabha’, a magnum opus spread across lifetimes. High on emotions, the film revolves around the conflict between love and revenge. Shot in Malayalam and Telugu, the multilingual film will also be dubbed in Tamil, Kannada and Hindi. The film is a highoctane father-son drama, with megastar Mohanlal essaying the role of the father. Mohanlal shares, “The moment I heard the script, I was hooked onto the idea of Vrushabha. It’s a riveting drama which spans across lifetimes. I am impressed with Nanda Kishore’s vision and delighted to partner with AVS Studios on our first film together.” Director Nanda Kishore adds, “At the heart of every good film are characters that connect and stay with you for years. I have been writing Vrushabha for the last five years. It’s a dream come true to work with Mohanlal sir and I am excited about the movie.” — TMS UPCOMING FILMS ADDICTIVE GENRE LOYAL AUDIENCE RELATABLE CHARACTERS DRIVING FORCE Fantasy genre always Fantasy genre opens your Fantasy allows for a lot of ❝ ❝ ❝ ❝The twists and turns in had an audience. I feel eyes to completely new realms, personality types that don’t often fit in this genre keep you on this genre gives a different filled with endless possibilities. and make them relatable for viewers. your toes. It’s the driving kick as an artiste. I can I don’t think makers ever lose There’s always a risk, as a filmmaker or force of fantasy dramas on watch Game of Thrones loyal audiences. So, they are producer, with such big-budget which the makers thrive. over and over again. It is always excited for a prequel, projects, but often bigger risks result in The long gaps don’t make an addictive genre.❞ — Mrunal Jain, actor sequel or spin off.❞ — Mohit Malhotra, actor bigger successes.❞ — Mreenal Deshraj, actor a difference.❞ — Nyrraa M Banerji, actor Directing the director Sing along Vrushabha, a multilingual high energy drama starring Mohanlal, on way Given the growing popularity of fantasy genre, we take a look at why filmmakers and audiences have taken a fancy to it FTER psychological thrillers, documentaries and anthologies, fantasy genre has now caught the fancy of filmmakers. So, what makes these projects with massive budgets popular with the masses as well as the content-creators, given that it takes years for the story and characters to unfold? We find out. Love & revenge n’t really been in the public eye officially for so long. We’ve been holding her hand through the whole process, reassuring her that everything’s gonna be alright.” Elton went on to say that Britney was ‘broken’ and candidly discussed how he had previously felt the same way, where he was in a ‘terrible place’. Thankfully, he is now the happiest he has ever been following his 32 years of sobriety. — IANS Mohanlal with Abhishek Vyas
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