18092022-LSTC-01.qxd 9/17/2022 11:12 PM Page 1 c m y b ATITHI BHOOTO BHAVA ON OTT ZEE5 has announced the premiere of their direct-to-digital movie – Atithi Bhooto Bhava. The film is a romantic comedy starring Jackie Shroff, Pratik Gandhi and Sharmin Segal in the lead roles. Directed by Hardik Gajjar, the movie will stream on September 23. The film revolves around Srikant Shirodkar (Pratik Gandhi), a stand-up comedian. TRIBUNE Last respect Life On record Killing Eve star Sandra Oh is set to attend the Queen’s funeral on September 19, as part of the delegation from Canada. IANS CHANDIGARH | SUNDAY | 18 SEPTEMBER 2022 As Chhalle Mundiyan is set for OTT release, Ammy Virk & Mandy Takhar are happy that the film is going to get a wider reach Mona C Beyonce, Billie Eilish inducted into Guinness World Records Hall of Fame PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL Singers Beyonce and Billie Eilish have been inducted into the Guinness World Records Hall of Fame. Both Eilish and Beyonce appear multiple times in the 2023 edition of the book, that’s been tracking record-breaking achievements since 1955. Eilish lands two new nods, for Most consecutive Grammy nominations for Record of the Year (female) and Youngest person to win the Triple Crown of film music awards, taking home an Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy for her James Bond track, No Time to Die at just aged 20. Beyonce, meantime, lands more than a dozen entries in this year’s Guinness World Records book, including ‘First act to debut at number one with their first six studio albums’ (now seven albums with the recent release of her album Renaissance) and ‘Highest annual earnings for a female singer’. Beyonce also tops Guinness’ list of ‘Most current Twitter engagements (retweets) for a female musician’ and shares the world record with husband Jay-Z for ‘Highest earning couple in Hollywood ever.’ The accolades are enough to make Beyonce the latest person inducted into the Guinness World Records Hall of Fame, whose recent inductees also include BTS, Simone Biles and Greta Thunberg. —IANS HHALLE MUNDIYAN is a curious case of misunderstanding starring Ammy Virk and Mandy Takhar. Directed by Sunil Puri, this lighthearted, comic family drama is one of the very first big ticket Punjabi films that opens directly on OTT. It was complete just before the pandemic, but its release was delayed as the world shut down. Its lead pair, however, is happy for its digital release. “OTT has a huge reach and that Chhalle Mundiyan releases digitally is a good step. It makes no sense to hold onto the film any longer,” says Ammy Virk, who plays Pammi in the film. Ask him if the character is anywhere close to the real Ammy, and he nods an emphatic yes. “I don’t know much about acting. I usually play characters that are somewhat similar to me,” says the actor, who is full of praise for his co-star Mandy. “I play Jassi in the film. Usually, I get to play the sweet village belle type of roles that I have now made peace with,” smiles Mandy. Visibly a few sizes bigger, Mandy has gained weight for her role for Haye Ni Meri Moto that earns her Ammy’s applause. Digital outing it is! “To gain considerable weight for a character is a bold step. I have done it for Laung Laachi and know what a task it is to first gain, and then to lose,” he says. Ammy and Mandy, who paired up for a song earlier, are also big OTT buffs. If Mandy leans towards the horror and thriller genre, Ammy avoids anything to do with ghosts. But both want to do a big scale actioner next. “The Punjabi industry is growing, and in near future we will also be making films like RRR and its remakes would be made in the other parts of the country,” says Ammy. He is also hopeful that the glory of cinemas will be restored. “Nothing can beat the experience of enjoying a film in a hall. When a good film makes it to cinemas, audience would be back,” says the hum- Malaika Arora and her gang of girls come together for a new show Malaika Arora and Amrita Arora are the coolest sisters in B-town and they share a great bond with each other. The latest buzz suggests that Malaika and Amrita will be coming together for a new show, titled Arora Sisters. The web series will reportedly focus on the personal and professional lives of the Arora sisters. A Sister act source says, “The show will also feature Amrita and Malaika’s inner circle of folks and friends. The show will revolve around the lives of the Malaika and Amrita Arora’s families, giving fans a glimpse of their lifestyle, day-today activities, and most importantly, their past experiences.” The report further states that after Arora Sisters, Malaika and Amrita will also be a part of another Beyonce & Billie Eilish Bollywood celebs wish Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 72nd birthday SRK to Modi: ‘Take a day off’ Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan wished Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 72nd birthday on Saturday. Shah Rukh took to Twitter to wish the leader and even asked him to take a day off and enjoy the day. “Your dedication for the welfare of our country and its people is highly appreciated. May you have the strength and health to achieve all your goals,” he wrote on the micro-blogging website. He added: “Take a day off and enjoy your Birthday, sir. Happy Birthday.” Meanwhile, Akshay Kumar took to his Twitter handle and posted a picture with PM Narendra Modi and wrote, “Your vision, your warmth, and your capacity to work...just some of the many things that I find deeply inspiring. Happy Birthday@narendramodiji. Wish you health, happiness and a glorious year ahead.” Actor Anil Kapoor shared pictures from a meeting with PM Modi along with a caption, “A very Happy Birthday to the man who has put India on the world map in a way we could never have imagined...the harbinger of acche din, the leader of our proud nation. May you live long and stay healthy! Anupam Kher also posted a video of PM Modi and wrote, “Honorable Prime Minister Mr. @narendramodi ji! Happy birthday and congratulations to you! May God grant you long and healthy age! You’re trying to uphold every responsibility you take under oath and will continue for many years to come! Thank you for your leadership! ” —IANS & ANI As the makers of Vikram Vedha release its first song Alcoholia, the cast goes on a heady trip Sheetal On Saturday, the makers of Hindi film Vikram Vedha along with the star cast launched their first song, Alcoholia, in Mumbai. The launch event was live streamed across 15 cities, including Chandigarh. Starring Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan, Vikram Vedha will be the biggest-ever release as it will surpass the screen count of his last film War. Not to forget it’s the first movie that the actor is making a comeback with after the pandemic. While Radhika Apte and Yogita Bihani are the female leads, actor Rohit Saraf will be seen playing Hrithik aka Vedha’s younger brother. The film’s directors, husband-wife duo Pushkar & Gayatri, are also the writer and directors of the original Tamil film by the same name. Talking about the song, Intoxicating moments Before starting my career with Kaho Naa...Pyaar Hai, my doctor had asked me not to do action or dance for health reasons. But as I am doing my 25th film, I feel that 21-year-old Hrithik will be proud for not giving up. Hrithik says filming the track was not as easy as it looks in the video. He adds, “Pushkar made sure that I worked extra hard to get every step right for this song. He did not rest until he got what he wanted in every scene of the song. When a music director approves the final result, you are doubly sure of what you have made. So, after seeing Vishal and Shekhar loving the video of their composition, it was all the confirmation we could root for.” Radhika Apte and Yogita expressed their disappoint- c m y b ment for not being a part of this fun dance number. Yogita explains, “I was told that I would be a part of this song, and was looking forward to it. So it made me sad when it didn’t happen and I couldn’t get to shake a leg with Hrithik Roshan.” On the other hand Radhika’s character Priya was not on the same side as Vedha in the script to be on the Alcoholia dance party. To which Hrithik jokes that Part 2 of Vikram Vedha should be made even if it is only to make Priya (Radhika) and Chanda(Yogita) happy. Ganesh Hegde has choreographed the song. He says, “I had earlier worked with Hrithik for the song It’s Magic. After listening to the Manoj Muntashir’s lyrics, VishalShekhar’s composition and directors’ vision, the reason for making Alcoholia was to create pure magic on screen.” show with Kareena Kapoor Khan and their girl gang. The show is reportedly called Guts and will be on Netflix. The show will take fans inside the lives of Kareena, Karisma Kapoor, Malaika and Amrita Arora. In the past, Gauahar Khan and Nigaar Khan gave fans an insight into their personal and professional lives with the show Khan Sisters. Amrita & Malaika Arora ble actor who takes the blame for the recent flops. “The last three of my films failed, but I admit they weren’t that good. However, I am still wondering what went wrong with Bajre Da Sitta. It was a good film and should have won the audience.” The singer-actor also accepts that the Punjabi music industry is yet to bounce back. “Right now, making songs isn’t a profitable business. It may take another few months but as the world gets back on track, and businesses boom, ads are back, songs too will become a rage!” Chhalle Mundiyan that sees Kulwinder Billa, Karamjit Anmol, BN Sharma, Nisha Bano in prominent roles along with Ammy and Mandy streams on SonyLIV from September 23.
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