19092022-LSTC-01.qxd 9/18/2022 10:53 PM Page 1 c m y b B’DAY SURPRISE FOR VIGNESH South-Indian actress Nayanthara, who tied the knot with her filmmaker beau Vignesh Shivan earlier this year, recently surprised her hubby with a dreamy birthday bash below Burj Khalifa in Dubai. On Instagram, Vignesh gave fans a glimpse into the romantic surprise his wife planned for him. TMS TRIBUNE Life Scams and suspense Mona W HEN Shehzada shoot took actor Ankur Rathee to Haryana, he couldn’t be happier. Back to his roots, shooting in Sirsa, meeting fans and family, he had a wonderful time in the land of his ancestors. Though he called America home, before moving to Mumbai for an acting career, he has stayed in touch with his home state. In fact, he is pretty comfortable in Haryanvi and finds his native tongue really adorable. “Our family moved from the village — my father is from around Rohtak and my mother belongs to Sonepat — straight to America, and with them carried the village culture to San Diego,” shares Rathee, sitting in Atlanta, where his wife Anuja Joshi is busy with the shoot of The Resident, a medical drama. In fact, he grew up under the strict rule of talking in Hindi even while living in the US. It was only after the move to Mumbai that he realised how ‘Haryanavi’ his Hindi was! “Many words that I used, like khindna for girna, I learnt in Mumbai.” Keen on dancing, singing This week three films are set for a direct-to-digital release, along with the premiere of a new series. Here’s a check September 22: Hush Hush on Amazon Prime Video Filled with mystery, suspense and drama, Hush Hush is about four friends who find themselves hurtling down a rabbit hole of lies, deceit and secrets after their privileged world turns dark and dangerous. The seven-episode series is helmed by director Tanuja Chandra, and marks the OTT debut of Juhi Chawla as well as Ayesha Jhulka. September 23: Chhalle Mundiyan on SonyLIV Set against the backdrop of Punjab, Chhalle Mundiyan is a romcom that traces the life of Jassi (Mandy Thakar) and foreign returned Pammi (Ammy Virk) with a Caucasian woman and a child of his friend. The comedy and confusion start when Jassi assumes that Pammi is married and Pammi assumes that Jassi is married too! The film has been directed by debutante Sunil Puri. September 23: Babli Bouncer on Disney+ Hotstar This Tamannaah Bhatiastarrer tells a one-of-its-kind story of a female bouncer, Babli. The film explores the various facets of the profession, which is usually dominated by men. Directed by Madhur Bhandarkar, it also stars Saurabh Shukla and Supriya Shukla. Haryana lad, Undekhi-fame actor Ankur Rathee believes is staying rooted and acting, this Princeton graduate was into performing arts right from the beginning. “Growing up, I found musical theatre quite akin to Hindi cinema; I thought all actors were singing themselves,” says Rathee, who has been a part of two ‘a cappella’ groups, two dance companies and a theatre group. “When the calling for performing arts became too loud, I came to Mumbai,” he shares. Company of cinema Part of Four More Shots Please!, Made in Heaven, Undekhi, Thappad and Taish, he was also the finalist on Zee TV’s Dance India Dance. He was also a part of Marathi film Samaira. Like many an actor in tinsel town, Rathee too loves Shah Rukh Khan. “As I grew in the company of cinema, with expo- sure to Western films, I fell in love with Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep.” Lately he has been bowled over by Gangubai Kathiawadi. “Alia Bhatt is the most incredible actress ever. I would love to work with her.” Rathee’s love story is quite filmy as well. He met Anuja Joshi on an acting assignment and the friendship developed into romance, leading to a long-distance relationship as he moved to Mumbai. It was after a 4,500 kilometre drive from California to Maryland, to propose during the peak of the pandemic in 2020, that they decided to be together. The two got married in June this year. A couple of projects in hand, Rathee is pretty kicked about Shehzada. The film not only gave me a chance to work with veterans like Paresh Rawal and Manisha Koirala, but also current superstars Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon. That the film took him to Haryana was the icing on the cake. “I keep visiting what others call my extended family in Haryana. I call them close; that’s the bond I share with them.” Note from the heart Anushka Sharma pens her thoughts, as she misses hubby Virat Kohli A still from Brahmastra Part One: Shiva …Her doppelgänger from Pakistan A sequel to the superhit series that was released in 2020, Jamtara Season 2 traces the lives of young men from Jharkhand who are popular for running scams. The new season answers many questions that were left unanswered in the previous season. It stars Sparsh Shrivastav, Anshumaan Pushkar, Monika Panwar, Amit Sial, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Seema Pahwa, among others. September 23: Atithi Bhooto Bhava on ZEE5 Suhana Khan and Bareeha Poetry in action! In one sentence, Punjabi film Moh is pure poetry! And the director, Jagdeep Sidhu, has lived up to his reputation. Sargun Mehta and debutant Gitaz Bindrakhia have delivered, and their chemistry stands out despite the age difference, which happens to be the central theme of the story. It’s one successful attempt in an uncharted territory for Punjabi cinema. Narrated by Amrit Amby, the film follows a nonlinear pattern of storytelling. Rabbi (Gitaz), the hero, is a school boy who falls in love with a CHANDIGARH | MONDAY | 19 SEPTEMBER 2022 Suhana meets Bareeha September 23: Jamtara S2 on Netflix Sheetal If reports are to be believed, rapper Kanye West is in a relationship with model Candice Swanepoel. Before Candice, Kanye was linked to Julia Fox and Chaney Jones. ANI Of belief & bonding WEBSOLUTE FUN Atithi Bhooto Bhava is a romantic comedy starring Jackie Shroff, Pratik Gandhi and Sharmin Segal in the lead roles. The movie explores two love stories in different time zones. It revolves around Srikant Shirodkar (Pratik Gandhi), a witty stand-up comedian who takes his relationships for granted with his beautiful live-in girlfriend Netra Bannerjee (Sharmin Segal). — TMS Dating again? married woman, Gore (Sargun). If the former is a Shiv Kumar Batalvi fan, the latter has learnt Jaun Elia by heart. As they both recite their favourites, music compliments their outstanding performances. The beginning is slow but soon it becomes a rollercoaster of emotions — from infatuation to love to separation to betrayal to reunion to poetic justice! And, mind you, there couldn’t be better ending to Jagdeep’s screenplay then Jaani’s shayari. Soaked in spiritual love, it’s a chapter even Hindi cinema can take a cue from. Sargun’s screen Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan is among those who have a doppelganger and has had a chance to meet her too. The young diva, along with her mother Gauri Khan and others, is in Dubai on a vacation. During her trip, she met Pakistani social media influencer Bareeha. She is known to be Suhana Khan’s twin for the resemblance she shares with the star kid. As Bareeha bumped into Suhana in Dubai, she managed to get a picture with her. Standing side-by-side, one can definitely presume them to be twins. Even netizens are stumped to see the resemblance the two ladies share. In the picture, Suhana Khan looks classy and elegant in a floral white and orange bodycon dress. — TMS Great experience Hindi films give me soul satisfaction, says Nagarjuna When it comes to Hindi films, veteran actor Nagarjuna says he always looks for an experience that satisfies his soul and that is the reason why he took up Brahmastra Part One: Shiva after many years of absence from Bollywood. The actor returns to Hindi cinema after close to two decades with a cameo in Ayan Mukerji-directed fantasy adventure epic, led by Ranbir MOVIE REVIEW MOH Director: Jagdeep Sidhu Cast: Sargun Mehta, Gitaz Bindrakhia, Amrit Amby, Prabh Bains, PrakashGandhu, Balraj Sidhu, Sukhdev Ladhar, Aman Suthdar, Ikatar Singh, Jashanjit Gosha, Parminder Barnala, Anita Meet, Kumar Ajay, Kulwinder Sidhu, Vikram Pannu and Fateh Siyan. Rating: ★★★ time, even though lesser than Gitaz, is worth applause. With Gitaz, Jagdeep has given one gem of an actor to Pollywood. It remains to be seen whether he can do justice to a comedy film, but through his acting Punjabi film Mohhas stepped into unchartered territory and quite successfully so he sure made the audience shed tears in this one. The director has made sure every supporting cast member added value to the script. If you are a fan of poetry, this one is for you; if not, you will c m y b walk out as a believer in poetry! One can expect nothing less from a film that marks the debut of Surjit Bindrakhia’s son, Gitaz, has lyrics by Jaani , and B Praak and Afsana Khan as singers. Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. “I was getting incredible roles. But I am kind of a home bird. I like to live in Hyderabad. I always did very special roles in Bollywood. Whatever I have done right from the beginning, it was important for me to entertain people. All the roles that I did came looking for me, I never went for them. I look at Bollywood films as an experience and soul satisfaction…,” the 63year-old star, who acted in Bollywood movies like Shiva, Khuda Gawah, Criminal and Zakhm, said. His last release was JP Dutta’s war drama LOC: Kargil (2003). In Brahmastra, which has raised over Rs 300 crore in gross box-office collections worldwide since its release on September 9, Nagarjuna features as an artiste named Anish Shetty. — PTI Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli make for one of the most powerful and loved couples in showbiz, and they dole out some major goals. The two never shy away from expressing their love for each other on social media. On Saturday night (September 17), Anushka took to Instagram to share an adorable picture of the two of them from a vacation at a picturesque location, overlooking the sea. Along with it, she wrote, “The world seems brighter, exciting, more fun and overall just much better in places as beautiful as these or even when cooped up in a hotel bio-bubble with this person… #MissingHubby too much post.” — TMS
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