29092022-LT-03.qxd 9/28/2022 11:48 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE UP & ABOUT 3 LUDHIANA | THURSDAY | 29 SEPTEMBER 2022 ONE-TO-ONE ‘Happy with my journey’ In a candid chat, actor Brij Kishore Tiwari opens up on playing Radha’s a father in Pyaar Ka Pehla Naam Radha Mohan If your birthday is on September 29 The Year Ahead MADAN GUPTA SPATU Number two is the mediator and peace-lover. It is a gentle, considerate, and sensitive vibration. Ruled by the Moon, you will be diplomatic, warm, peaceful and sensitive. You will feel more confident about your own abilities. Financially, it is going to be an excellent year. Not only would there be continuity and stability in the inflow of money, but income sources will also be enhanced. Auspicious ceremonies will be performed in your family. This time period will prove to be favourable for the pur- You share your birthday with Samir Soni (September 29, 1968, London), who made his acting debut with the show Samandar. He made his film debut with China Gate and later appeared in Baghban. Soni also worked in the famous TV series Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin. chase of a house, property or vehicle. This will be a suitable year for your family life, but you won’t be able to give enough time to relatives. Your social reputation will get enhanced. If there is some legal issue in the family, then it is likely to get resolved. Positive colours: White & grey Select days: Sunday & Monday Favourable numbers: 1, 4 & 7 Gems recommended: Pearl & opal Charity on birthday: Donate food ChatterBox With over two decades in the industry, how has the journey been? It’s been 22 years in the industry and I have mostly essayed negative characters. I have also played a police officer, politician, sarpanch, mukhiya of the village and BMC officer. Now with Pyaar Ka Pehla Naam Radha Mohan, I am playing a positive role. I am happy with my journey and feel blessed with the opportunities that I received in my career. I am really thankful to the Almighty. Tajik singer Abdu Rozik is the first confirmed contestant of Bigg Boss 16 Playing Radha’s father, what made you accept this role? When the director and producer told me about this character at that moment, I felt a little apprehensive. When I heard that this character is spiritual and introspective, I was in doubt. But director had faith in me and I agreed to take up the role. You have a personal connect with this show. Tell us about that. Foreign connection My daughter’s name is Radha and in the serial also, I am playing father to Radha. So, the emotion which is required in this character came automatically. I’m happy to play the role of a gentle father, whose world starts with her daughter and ends with her. What do you think will separate this show from the current lot of shows on TV? Our storyline is unique. There are three women ; one who was Mohan’s (lead actor) wife and she is dead, second is the person with whom he will get married and the third is Radha (my onscreen daughter). The backdrop is Vrindavan. What do you have to say about the city? If we want to make a show on Radha Mohan or Radha Krishna, then no place is better than Vrindavan. It is naturally beautiful! These days, be it the storyline or characters, they are all relatable. Your comment… I agree. Our team of writers is doing a great job. The storyline is good because every character is seen. The audience will definitely relate to the characters. One of the longest-running reality shows, Colors’ Bigg Boss will be back with Season 16 on October 1. Until now, Bigg Boss has essayed the role of a taskmaster, supporter, philosopher and ultimate entertainer. For the first time, the master of the house will be stepping into the game, in a never-seenbefore avatar, and challenge the contestants with a playbook of 15 seasons. The 16th season will crack another big first with an Interactive India episode, through which the viewers will get an opportunity to engage and connect with housemates every week. Salman Khan will be seen as the host of the show once more. The new season was launched at a grand event in Mumbai on Tuesday (September 27). Making a grand entry amidst acrobatic performers, Salman mesmerised the audience with his signature wit and charm. He even proved the speculations right, as he introduced Tajik singer Abdu Rozik as the first official contestant of Bigg Boss 16. Along with it, he even confirmed that the Tajikian was also a part of his upcoming film Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan. For the unversed, Abdu Rozik is the world record holder for being the smallest singer in the world. Aged 18 currently, he rose to fame for his unique way of singing Tajik rap songs. Is this your first show of 2022? How has the break been for you? Yes, this is my first show of 2022 but other than TV, I have also done movies and web series. So, I have been busy working in that sense. I was waiting for the right opportunity and it feels good that the character I’m playing right now is a very different one. The colour code Isha Koppikar Narang praises the nine colours associated with Navratri Talking about Bollywood, which movies have you done? Any upcoming film? I have done as many as 80 films, including Shamshera, Dirty Picture, Joker, ABCD, Love Game and many more. My film Hasmukh Pighal Gaya, alongside Amitabh Bachchan, will be releasing soon. What’s the key difference between working in TV and films? Films are made on a larger scale with in-depth study of each and every character. Technically also, films are more advanced as compared to TV. But as an actor, our job is to perform the role with full honesty, whether it’s a film or TV. PANKHIDA Love at first sight Sung by Saaj Bhatt and Prakriti Kakar, Pankhida, an energetic and beautiful Navratri garba song, has been launched recently. The song’s video features Deepak Joshi and Prachi Vora. It has been shot inside a palace in Rajasthan and revolves around two teens smitten by each other while playing dandiya. The vibrant visuals of the song are packed with energetic dancers, among whom Deepak stands out with his charming expressions and smooth moves. Says Deepak, “Working on Pankhida has been wonderful; music is one of the best mood elevators. It is one of those songs that can just get you in the mood for Navratri. I had a great time filming this song. This is the fact of life, in my opinion, as many people meet and are drawn towards each other as they play dandiya. The song is a cute love story.” DEEPAK JOSHI Navratri is a celebration of womanhood and women’s emotions. Devotees pray to the nine avatars of the Goddess through colours, which signify different moods and energies. Isha Koppikar took the opportunity during this time of the year to pay a tribute to the Goddess through clothing inspired by nine colours of Navratri. The actress shares, “As we all know, each day of Navratri stands for a particular colour and has some significance, so I try to co-ordinate with the colours. The nine colours, orange, white, red, royal blue, yellow, green, grey, purple and pink signify energy, purity, fearlessness, prosperity, happiness, growth, strength, intellect and compassion, respectively. The festival brings with itself a different level of joy. This year, I will definitely take time out to go and enjoy the traditional dandiya and garba nights with my friends.” Cast of PS-1to join Kapil Sharma’s show this weekend Promising an unforgettable laughter riot this weekend, Sony Entertainment Television’s The Kapil Sharma Show will welcome the star cast of upcoming epic period action film, PS 1 (Ponniyin Selvan: I) on the show. The cast, including Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha Krishnan and Sobhita Dhulipala, will be making their debut on the comedy show. These stellar debutants will be seen laughing out loud to the hilarious one-liners of host Fun unlimited Kapil Sharma as well as by the atrangi naya parivaar – Kiku Sharda (Gudiya Laundry wali), Sidharth Sagar (Ustad), Srikant Maski (Pushpa) and Gaurav Dubey (Aparichit). Kollywood’s megastar Vikram will be seen giving a hilarious answer on Kapil’s question if he ever imagined being on The Kapil Sharma Show while making block- busters like Aparichit! Vikram shared, “When I entered the industry, my first thought was not only to become a big star but also to be on The Kapil Sharma Show. In my eighth standard, that was around 1976, when even Kapil was not born, it was written in my destiny to be on this show at least once in my lifetime.” The Graham Norton Show returns... For the ‘Navratri Special’ week on Sony TV’s Kaun Banega Crorepati—Season 14, there will be an all-women panel of contestants. The festivities will see women from all walks of life grace the hotseat. In Navaratri colours, the set looks mesmerising, cele- c m y b Celebrating Navratri brating the festival in full fervour. Not just that, contestants will be seen entering the set, dancing to the upbeat rhythm of Dholida. Contestant from Chamba, Ankita Sharma gifts Big B a Himachali ‘topi’. She will be seen sharing her experience on set, “Watching the show on TV, I had known the set to look a certain way but with all KBC to honour women in all their avatars the decorations, it felt like I have entered a puja pandal! I am happy that I was chosen.” Famous host Graham Norton, returns to the screen with the 30th season of The Graham Norton Show. It is all set to premiere in India on October 1 on Lionsgate Play, with weekly drops. Among the stellar guest line-up for this new season is Oscar-winning star of Bohemian Rhapsody, Rami Malek, who will be promoting his new comedy mystery film Amsterdam, Hollywood scream-queen Jamie Lee Curtis, and Lydia West, known for their acclaimed drama It’s a Sin, and pop superstar Robbie Williams, who will perform his new single, Lost.
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