13092022-LSTL-01.qxd 9/12/2022 11:11 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Get, set, go Under the guidance of director Anurag Kashyap, Kriti Sanon has embarked upon acting workshops and language coaching for her next film, which is untitled. LUDHIANA | TUESDAY | 13 SEPTEMBER 2022 Till camera do us part! Mona Pavan Malhotra in Shiksha Mandal I F he played a hardcore villain in Punjab 84, in Eh Janam Tumhare Lekhe he was Bhagat Puran Singh, a humanitarian who dedicated his life to serve people. As an actor, Pavan Malhotra loves to play different characters with varied shades. Next, you will see him as a grey character in web series, Shiksha Mandal. ‘I love my country…’ Jubin Nautiyal denies his involvement with banned Khalistani member Jubin Nautiyal has been making headlines for some wrong reasons. #ArrestJubinNautiyal recently trended on social media with netizens calling him anti-national amid claims that his US concert was being organised by Jai Singh. Reportedly, Jai Singh has been absconding from India and it’s said that he HELLO, FRIENDS AND provides logistical support to the TWITTER FAMILY... DON’T GET UPSET BECAUSE OF RUMOURS. I Khalistani movement after fleeLOVE MY COUNTRY… I LOVE ing to Fermont in California. YOU ALL. Now, Jubin has denied his assoJUBIN NAUTIYAL ciation with the banned Khalistani member. He said that he was not aware of any of the organisers as the contract was between his management team and Herijinder Singh, who is a promoter. During a recent media interaction, Jubin said, “I don’t know any of those guys. The contract was between my management and a promoter named Herijinder Singh. I don’t know how it got to this point. My mother is in depression. I have nothing more to say. I’ve said it all. The news was picked up from a paid Twitter thread. No one bothered to ask me once.” The singer even took to his Twitter handle and wrote, “Hello, friends and Twitter family, I’ve been travelling and will be shooting for the next whole month. Don’t get upset because of rumours. I love my country… I love you all.”—TMS ❝ Brahmastra brings joy to B-town The Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt-starrer Brahmastra: Part 1 - Shiva may have got mixed reviews, but it did not stop making money over a bumper weekend. According to data being provided by the trade media, Ayan Mukherji’s ambitious film has garnered Rs 125 crore over its first weekend — Rs 37 crore on the opening day, followed by Rs 42 crore on the second day, and finally, Rs 46 crore on Sunday. Similar figures have been quoted across all trade media websites, which have unanimously also said that with Brahmastra, Ranbir Kapoor has delivered his No. 1 opening weekend, surpassing his previous best, Sanju. The film’s global box-office collections have been equally impressive. In its first two days, the film reportedly notched up $6.315 million, or Rs 49 crore at the current exchange rate, with the US/Canada market leading at $3.55 million, followed by the Middle-East at $1.125 million. If the global collection (though it is of two days) is added to the domestic figure, the film’s total earnings go up to about Rs 175 crore. It is therefore already at No. 3 behind The Kashmir Files (Rs 337.2 crore) and Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 (Rs 262.5 crore) among Hindi films released in 2022. The good news for Brahmastra is that no major film slated for release till the Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan-starrer Vikram Vedha on September 30. And Monday, too, promises to deliver a healthy weekday collection, especially because the viewership for the film’s 2D collection has picked up. —IANS The Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhattstarrer makes ~175 cr globally first weekend Pavan Malhotra, who plays a fraudster in Shiksha Mandal, says he can get into the skin of a character and get out of it in the blink of an eye! Written and directed by Syed Ahmad Afzal, Shiksha Mandal exposes the education mafia. “It was through this story that I realised how deep education scam has penetrated into our society. It’s not just about cheating in school or college exams but how even the top exams are compromised and to the extent that someone who knows nothing about a subject tops in an exam,” opens up Malhotra. Education is the foundation of a society and the nation, believes the Black Friday actor. And anyone benefiting from the education scam is going to harm it. “Directly or indirectly, such a person is going to harm his organisation, society and even you and I. Imagine such a person practising as a doctor!” says Malhotra. For this series, his character is of a fraudster. But he comes with redeeming qualities. He respects women and though he earns money by wrong means, his intention is honourable. “I like this character; there are layers to it and I thoroughly enjoyed playing it.” Playing an underworld don or a coach or a cop, Malhotra doesn’t let his characters weigh heavy on him. “I have heard of people who live in ‘character’ for months all together and say “Oh man, I had to see a psychiatrist after that role’, but that does not happen to me,” he says. He stays in the character till the camera is rolling, and the moment it’s over he is back to being himself. In fact, during the shooting of rather dark Tabbar, he would play with children in the street after a shoot and then murder someone in the next scene. The Ajitpal Singh-directed Hindi-Punjabi thriller fetched Malhotra many awards. How significant he finds awards and honours in life? “Any performing artiste craves for recognition. Awards are the ultimate form of recognition,” says Malhotra, who values them only if it doesn’t involve cozying up to the jury or being a part of the ‘party’. “A rather famous awards show once called me, but when I told them that I was flying out to the UK that Chivalry is dead? Netizens slam Prince William while praising Prince Harry... With the highly anticipated reunion of Prince William and Prince Harry along with their wives, due to Queen Elizabeth II’s death, came an influx of analysis of how the royals interacted with each other. According to sources, as a video doing rounds on the internet, netizens criticised the Prince of Wales, for his apparent lack of chivalry with wife Kate Middleton, whilst praising the Duke of Sussex for his treatment of wife Meghan Markle. In it, Prince Harry was seen ushering his wife to their shared car, attentively opening and closing the door for her, while the Prince and Princess of Wales separately entered the car. The two royal couples were departing outside of Windsor Castle gathered to pay their respects to the queen. One Twitter user simply wrote, “Harry holds the car door open for his wife. Makes sure she’s safe. Wills does not. Case closed.” Drawing comparisons between PRINCE WILLIAM & KATE MIDDLETON PRINCE HARRY & MEGHAN MARKLE William and his father, King Charles III, with Harry and his mother, the late Diana, another user wrote, “Harry is Soundarya Rajinikanth welcomes baby boy Superstar Rajinikanth has become grandfather again. His younger daughter Soundarya Rajinikanth and her husband VishaganVanangamudi have welcomed a baby boy on September 11. The couple has named him Veer Rajinikanth Vanangamudi. Soundarya took to her Instagram account and shared the good news with a glimpse of the little baby. Soundarya wrote, “With God’s abundant grace and our parent’s blessings SOUNDARYA WITH FAMILY Vishagan, Ved and I are thrilled to welcome Ved’s little brother. Veer Rajnikanth Vanangamudi today 11/9/22.” c m y b a gentleman. William however acts like his father.”Another added, “Harry is a true king and son of Diana.” —ANI IN AWE OF THE QUEEN Olivia Colman, who played Queen Elizabeth II for two seasons of Netflix’s The Crown, is still processing the news of the death of the British monarch. On Thursday, the queen’s passing was announced. “I wouldn’t know where to begin,” she said. “She made a promise as a young woman and she absolutely kept it with such dignity. We’re all incredibly impressed by what she did.” —ANI morning, they told me, ‘we can only give you the award if you come for the function at night’. I told them never to approach me again.” It was winning the National Award for the film, Fakir (1998), Nandi Special Jury Award – Aithe (Telugu) and Best Actor award in France for Children Of War that he holds in high esteem. “When I got to know of the National Award, I was over the moon. Even after the rehearsal, I was still not sure how to address the President–to say Namaskar or Hello. It was only when walking up to him, I saw officers in olive green and I spontaneously said Jai Hind. I have huge respect for the Indian Army and from that day onwards I say Jai Hind regularly.” Malhotra also feels a deep RISE & SHINE Sonu Sood’s Sood Charity Foundation in collaboration with Divine India Youth Association (DIYA) has launched the new session of Sambhavam scholarship for the year 2022-23. Sambhavam is a unique programme for aspirants of civil services. Under this programme, started by the actor, selected students get free online coaching at top civil services institutes in India along with mentorship support and holistic personality development, opening new possibilities for youth empowerment and nation building. Sonu says, “The goal is to provide equal opportunities to IAS aspirants from all economic backgrounds and empower them with knowledge. Knowledge is power after all.” connection to Punjab. “I am a Delhite Punjabi and my family came from Lahore. It was only after I shot 1984 Punjab and Eh Janam Tumhare Lekhe back-toback that I realised true beauty of the state my ancestors called home,” says Pavan, deeply proud of literary and cultural history of Punjab. “There is something about Punjabis, who have faced one problem after another but bounced back each time, every time. Naam japo, Keerat Karo, Vand Chhako – I have been following these three principles throughout my life!” he says. Malhotra will be seen in films Fauja, Capsule Gill and Love Hackers next. Shiksha Mandal streams on MX Player from September 15.
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