30102022-LSTC-01.qxd 10/30/2022 12:41 AM Page 1 c m y b FIRST LOOK OF FREDDY Kartik Aaryan will next be seen in the movie Freddy, which will have a direct-ondigital release. While the date has not been announced yet, the film will premiere on Disney+ Hotstar. Kartik had to gain considerable weight to play the role of a dentist in the film. TMS TRIBUNE Three cheers Life After the success of Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, actress Vaani Kapoor has now signed three new projects. TMS LUDHIANA | SUNDAY | 30 OCTOBER 2022 Bird’s eye view! RIP, Lewis Sheetal As Elon Musk takes over Twitter, opinions are divided. While certain celebs have hailed the decision, eyeing a comeback on the social media platform, others have threatened to quit. We take a look O Kangana’s prediction! Kangana Ranaut claims she had predicted the doom of ex-Twitter heads Still banned from Twitter, Kangana took to Instagram and shared on her stories, “Trending since morning, I had predicted the doom of ex Twitter heads long ago... Another prediction came true.” After that, Kangana shared a long note and claimed that she has the power to predict things that will happen in the distant future, she wrote, “I always predict things that are yet to happen in the distant future...Some call my foresight X-rays, some call them my curses and some call them witchcraft...For how long are we going to dismiss a woman’s genius like this…It’s not easy to predict the future, it takes remarkable recognition and interpretation of human instincts and also great observational skills...Above all it takes dissolution of one’s own likes and dislikes for crystal clear objectivity to study the subject one wants to predict about.” Ever since Elon Musk’s controversial takeover of Twitter, Kangana has high hopes that her suspended Twitter account will be restored. In May 2021, Kangana’s Twitter account was permanently suspended for repeated violation of Twitter rules. The suspension came after the actress had made an incendiary post, claiming that the victory of the Mamata Banerjee-led All India Trinamool Congress in the Assembly election of West Bengal had led to violence. — ANI N Thursday, Elon Musk became Twitter Inc’s new owner and reportedly fired top executives, including the CEO Parag Agrawal. There has been a mixed reaction to the development. Although many have poured in congratulatory messages for the new owner, there is a section of users, including celebs, who have threatened to quit. This backlash is a continuance of their hatred for Donald Trump, whom they fear might make a comeback as Musk takes charge. MOVING ON Great accomplishment Elon Musk had started buying shares of American social media company Twitter from January 2022 onwards and by April 14 started the acquisition. After Musk pulled out of the deal in July, Twitter sued him and the agreement closed down at 44 billion dollars, while Musk was given the time till October 28. Musk on Thursday entered the Twitter HQ with a sink in his hand and broke out the news to the entire world with a tweet, ‘Entering Twitter HQ – let that sink in!’ NBA legend Shaq congratulated Musk and tweeted, ‘Excited to see what you accomplish here.’ Earlier, in April, when the agreement of 44 billion dollars was announced, American commentator and podcaster Joe Rogan had hailed Musk as a superhero in his podcast, and on Saturday, he retweeted Musk’s post, ‘Comedy is now legal on Twitter. ’ Actor, filmmaker and producer Ren Reiner has urged ❝ POWER SHIFT AND FIRING HAPPENED IN QUICK ORDER, AND PEOPLE MUST HAVE HAD THEIR OWN REASONS FOR FAVOURING OR QUITTING TWITTER. ALL BUSINESS SECTORS ARE UNPREDICTABLE, BE IT CORPORATE OR ENTERTAINMENT, MAYBE BETTER THINGS ARE IN STORE FOR HIM.❞ SHEHZAD SHAIKH, ACTOR Twitter users to not quit, but rather bring about a change by voting for Democrats. He wrote, <’For those who are fighting to preserve our Constitutional Democracy, now is not the time to leave Twitter. Now is the time to Vote Blue.’ ‘Chief Twit’ The ‘Chief Twit’, as now Musk calls himself, has posted, ‘the bird is freed’, to highlight his plans for the company. But many celebs are quitting; Bill & Ted star Alex Winter, This Is Us executive producer Ken Olin and Billions showrunner Brian Koppelman being among them. Disney star Josh Gad also shared how he is considering saying a final goodbye to Twitter. While Alex changed his bio to ‘not here for now’ before exiting the social networking site, Ken wrote, "I'm on @TribelSocial for the rest of the day. Gotta wean myself of of this soon...’ Earlier, in April, actress and activist Jameela Jamil had made her intentions clear about leaving twitter if Musk had taken over: The actress re-joined the platform in July Romancing a robot... starrer is believed to be a unique love story between a man and a robot. And now, we hear that actress Dimple Kapadia has also joined the team. A source shared, “Dimple plays a key role in this Maddock Production. Dimple has done films like Cocktail, Finding Fanny and Angrezi Medium for the banner, and is now all excited to reunite with them on this unique roman- tic comedy set against the backdrop of a robotic world. Her character brings a brilliant arc to the story. She is excited to join the cast.” Meanwhile, Shahid Kapoor has Ali Abbas Zafar’s Bloody Daddy and his web debut Farzi in the pipeline. As for Kriti, she is all set for Bhediya, followed by Adipurush; Shehzada with Kartik Aaryan and Ganapath with Tiger Shroff. — TMS Parting ways SHAHID KAPOOR KRITI SANON NFL Star Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen divorce after 13 years of marriage DIMPLE KAPADIA Audiences should call good films good and bad films bad, says Kamal Haasan Making a point Renowned actor Kamal Haasan has said fans must make it a point to call good films good and bad films bad! At the audio launch event of director Prabhu Solomon’s ‘Sembi’, featuring Kovai Sarala and Ashwin, Kamal Haasan said: “During earlier days while seeking roles, I would carry a photo album with my pictures from the film ‘16 Vayadhinile’. I would keep showing it to people saying, ‘I am acting in this film as its hero’. Some would have good words to say. There were others who would say, ‘Don’t you feel ashamed carrying a book in which you have a picture of yourself in a loin cloth?’ I remember all those words today when one of the speakers here praised me, saying I attend the audio launches of both big and small films.” He added, “Only the audience decides whether a film is big or not....As fans, you too have a great responsibility and duty, you must call good films good and bad films bad. You must do that boldly and without fear.” — IANS ❝ NOWADAYS, IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT FOR BIG TYCOONS TO CONTROL NEWS AND MEDIA PLATFORMS, SO THEY CAN KEEP A CHECK ON THEIR PUBLIC IMAGE GLOBALLY. BECAUSE IN TODAY’S DIGITAL ERA, THERE IS NO AUTHENTICATING PLATFORM TO CONFIRM ANYTHING. ELON MUSK TAKING OVER TWITTER WAS EXPECTED SOMEDAY.❞ ANUJ SACHDEVA, ACTOR when Musk pulled out of the acquisition process. But now as Twitter is officially Musk’s, Jameela has refrained from tweeting and is instead promoting her upcoming series She-Hulk. Many are also waiting to take the decision on quitting after knowing Musk’s stance on reversing former US President Donald Trump’s twitter ban! For the banned users Tesla CEO, Musk has often shared how he wants to promote ‘free speech’ and do away with the permanent ban on users. On Saturday, he confirmed that Twitter will have its own ‘content moderation council’ to make important moderation decisions on the platform. He wrote: “Twitter will be forming a content moderation council with widely diverse viewpoints...To be super clear, we have not yet made any changes to Twitter’s content moderation policies.” Thus, it will take longer than it should for controversy’s favourite children Donald Trump, Ye (Kanye West) and Kangana Ranaut to get their Twitter accounts reinstated! JERRY LEE LEWIS Ayushmann goes shirtless! Shahid Kapoor, Kriti Sanon and Dimple Kapadia team up for a love story Shahid Kapoor will soon be returning to the romantic genre in a film with Dinesh Vijan’s Maddock Films. The latest buzz suggests that he will be seen romancing Kriti Sanon in this love story. This is the first time when these two actors have been paired opposite each other. While there hasn’t been any official announcement regarding the project yet, this Shahid-Kriti EXPECTED LINES American singer, pianist, and songwriter Jerry Lee Lewis passed away, just two days after he was falsely reported as dead. He was 87. The singer’s representative Zach Farnum confirmed his death. The singer passed away on Friday at his home in DeSoto Country in Mississippi. Two days ago, TMZ reported his death, however, his publicist was furious over the news report. According to a Facebook post, he made earlier this month and uploaded on his official page, Lewis had recently been suffering from health concerns. Lewis, famously dubbed “The Killer” for his legendary piano playing skills, was a member of the group of rock luminaries that also included Little Richard, Chuck Berry, and Elvis Presley. In 1986, he became the first member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s inaugural class. Lewis received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy in 2005, and was formally inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame earlier this month. — ANI Famous American football quarterback Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen have announced their divorce after more than 13 years of marriage. Their divorce followed months of speculations regarding Brady’s protracted playing career and its impact on their relationship. Brady posted the announcement on social media on Friday and wrote, “We arrived at this decision amicably and with gratitude for the time we spent together.” He added, “We arrived at this decision to end our marriage after much consideration. Doing so is, of course, painful and difficult, like it is for many people who go through the same thing every day around the world. However, we wish only the best for each other as we pursue whatever new chapters in our lives that are yet to be written.” Gisele also took to Instagram to share the news. She wrote, “The decision to end a marriage is never easy but we have grown apart and while it is, of course, difficult to go through something like this...” — ANI c m y b Ayushmann Khurrana took social media by storm on Saturday after he posted a picture where he is seen shirtless. The actor is currently preparing to come back to big screen in a new avatar. And to tease that announcement, taking to Instagram, Ayushmann shared the picture and wrote, “May I come in? Time for some action… I will soon tell when will I come next on screen…” Ayushmann will next be seen in a movie titled An Action Hero. The film is directed by Anirudh Iyer and is backed by Aanand L Rai, Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar. The actor has also announced his next film for 2023, Dream Girl 2. — TMS Spreading happiness Abhishek Bajaj celebrates his birthday with underprivileged kids Abhishek Bajaj made a dream debut in films with Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year 2, alongside Tiger Shroff, Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria. This year, he appeared in the lead role in Madhur Bhandarkar’s Babli Bouncer, opposite Tamannaah Bhatia. One more special coincidence in 2022 for Abhishek was that his birthday fell on Diwali and he was seen with kids from an NGO, cutting a birthday cake and gifting them sweets. Abhishek says, “Festivals are the days to spread happiness and this year I spent it with kids from an NGO. I love being around kids, so I thought that there couldn’t have been a better way to celebrate my special day.” — TMS
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