10112022-LSTC-01.qxd 11/9/2022 10:36 PM Page 1 c m y b IT’S 90S ALL OVER AGAIN! Popular actors from the 90s—Sunny Deol, Jackie Shroff, Mithun Chakraborty and Sanjay Dutt—are all set to come together for a new project. The first look of the four stars was posted on social media by Zee Studios. TRIBUNE Life Ali’s Afghan connection Ali Fazal, who has been constantly making a splash with his international projects, is to now work in two-time Oscar winner Bill Guttentag’s Afghan Dreamers. Bill won the prestigious Academy title for his two short films, You Don’t Have to Die and Twin Towers. Shoot for Afghan Dreamers began recently in Morocco and will be a 50-day schedule, with a majority of the film being shot across Morocco and Budapest. The film is the true story about the programme that was started by Afghan tech entrepreneur Roya Mahboob in 2017 as a way to help young women develop their skills in the field of science and technology, despite the patriarchal society in the country they hail from. The film throws light on the chaotic, sometimes dangerous backdrop of the country’s politics. The story tells the tale of the team of the Afghan girls, who travelled across the world and participated in competitions, garnered global media attention and even met leading politicians from across the globe. The role of Roya will be essayed by The Bold Type famed Nikohl Boosheri. Ali said, “Excited and humbled to be sharing notes and being directed by Bill, who has an impeccable body of work. Afghan Dreamers is a very important story to be told and I’m happy to be a part of its cinematic retelling.” Apart from Afghan Dreamers, the actor is also playing one of the leads alongside Gerard Butler in the action-packed film Kandahar, which is set to release in 2023. — IANS She’s at the receiving end Rashmika Mandana opens up about negativity maybe even years now, and I think it’s time I address it. I am only speaking for myself something I should have done years ago. I have been on the receiving end of a lot of hate ever since I started my career. Quite literally a punching bag for a lot of trolls and negativity out there (sic)”. She further mentioned that she is aware that an actor’s life comes with a lot of appreciation and unwarranted hatred, “I know that the life I’ve chosen comes with a price- I understand that I’m not everyone’s cup of tea and certainly don’t expect to be loved by every single person out there. That doesn’t mean because you don’t approve of me you can spew negativity instead. Only I know the kind of work I put in, day in and day out to make you all happy. The happiness you feel from the work I put out is what I care about most. I really am trying the best I can to put out things that both you and I are proud of.” Rashmika concluded, “That being said, I do recognise and acknowledge all the love I’ve been receiving from the rest of you.” —IANS Jimmy Kimmel is all set to host the 95th Academy Awards in 2023 on March 12. Kimmel’s return was announced recently by the executive producers and showrunners behind the Academy Awards. CHANDIGARH | THURSDAY | 10 NOVEMBER 2022 Tone that resonates... Sukhmeet Bhasin Ali Fazal to next work in film based on all-girl robotics team from Afghanistan Rashmika Mandana has been witnessing a steady upward graph in her career but with great adulation also comes negativity. The actress recently opened up about being at the receiving end of hatred and trolling, in her recent social media post. Taking to her Instagram, the Pushpa: The Rise actress shared a picture of herself wearing a face mask while she sits in a boat surrounded by serene waters. She shared a long note in the caption opening up about her state of mind and how does negativity affect her. She started off her note by writing, “Hi so...A couple of things have been troubling me these last few days or weeks or months or He’s back S IDHU MOOSEWALA’ s song Vaar, which was released on YouTube on Tuesday, has been breaking all records. Within 24 hours it got more than one crore views and has been trending online ever since. This is the second song of the singer to be released posthumously. The song was released on Gurupurab and it lauded the bravery of legendary Sikh General Hari Singh Nalwa, who commanded the Sikh army under Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The song describes Nalwa as the brave son of Dashmesh and pride of Punjab. The song was released on the official account of Sidhu Moosewala with a caption, “Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter. Vaar playing now...!” Hari Singh Nalwa was the Commander-in-Chief of the Sikh Khalsa Fauj and he is known for his role in the conquests of Kasur, Sialkot, Influenced by rapper Tupac Shakur, electrical engineer Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu aka Sidhu Moosewala touched dizzying heights of fame within the short span of six years of his musical career. A gangster rap, So High (2017), won him recognition and audience love alike, followed by Issa Jatt, It’s All About You, Just Listen and Warning Shots. Right from raising social, poltical issues to a tribute song to his mother Dear Mama, Sidhu had a brief stint of politics. He brought gangster rap to Punjabi music. His lyrics are said to be intelligent and even profound. Bloodlust and Regret are good examples of the range of genres that he used to work on. Both these songs sit on opposite ends of the spectrum. People close to him have shared that unlike his on-screen persona, Sid- The three-day Wall Art Festival took off at Alliance Française, Sector 36, on Tuesday. French artist Olivia de Bona left visitors awestruck with her intricate and thought-provoking art. As a part of the festival, Kid Kreol, Boogie, Olivia De Bona, Neethi and Poes will paint city walls in various parts of India. Just like Olivia, the artists will mix their cultural experiences and their understanding of their host cities in their wall murals, leaving an imprint for the years to come. Chandigarh is the first city from where the festival began. Olivia de Bona is known for Attock, Multan, Kashmir, Peshwar and Jamrud. Nalwa was responsible for expanding the frontier of the Sikh empire beyond the Indus river right up to the Kyber pass. He served as the governor of Kashmir, Peshwar and Hazara. He established a mint (an industrial facility which manufactures coins) on behalf of the Sikh empire to facilitate revenue collection in Kashmir and Peshwar. Balkaur Singh, Sidhu Range of emotion hu was a humble person. Chartbusters ■ Jatt Oss Pind Tu Belong Karda/ Ho Jithe Banda Maar Ke Kasoor Puchde were the lyrics of Sidhu’s first song G Wagon. Music by Deep Jandu, it was a nod to Canada where he went to study. ■ Tochan with feat. Byg Byrd, also written by Sidhu, was a tribute to his village life. ■ So High became a youth anthem. A gangster rap, this number was loved globally. ■ Same Beef, his collaboration with Bohemia by YRF Digital in association with Saga Music, talked of staying ‘real’ through success. ■ Song 295 in June 2021 made him the first Punjabi artiste to enter Billboard Global 200 chart. The views of this song shot up due to the co-incidence of his death on 29th May (295). ■ Jatti Jeone Morh Wargi exemplifies the proposition of women in Punjabi culture. Jeone Morh was a famous dacoit. The song talks about a strong headed woman who fears none. Painting the city bright Sheetal Sidhu Moosewala’s latest song Vaar, which is about legendary Sikh General Hari Singh Nalwa, gets one crore views within 24 hours of its release Olivia de Bona gifts Chandigarh a bit of France through her wall art, and the French artist plans to carry back the colours and diversity of India with her her rich and colourful universe, close to illustration. Olivia says, “I will gift this wall to Chandigarh, India and in return will take the colours/diversity of India with me. Let India put colours in my life is the best title I could think of for my ongoing work of the wall mural.” The artist was swayed by the vibrancy of India. Explaining PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI c m y b her work at Alliance Française, Chandigarh, she says, “I’ve created this piece of art with a little bit of both France and India as a gift to the French learners so that whenever they come across this wall art, they can connect with the Parisian architecture with Indian diversity.” After Chandigarh, she will be travelling to Thiruvanantapuram, Pune and Bhopal. “For City Beautiful’s mural art, I incorporated a few emblematic motifs to represent the French architecture in a city created by Le Corbusier. I reclaimed a certain idea of France and allowed it be invaded by lush vegetation and fauna typical of this corner of India,” she adds. Though Sidhu’s songs have continued to play in gyms and gatherings, none of the umpteenth tribute songs on Sidhu Moosewala by other singers got any attention. His two films — Yes I Am Student and Moosa Jatt – that released in 2021 talked of struggle of international students and land mafia respectively. Trending now Vaar is #1 trending for music on YouTube till Wednesday evening. A Twitter user Yahudi King shared a rather slow version after his parents released the song on Gurpurab. He captioned the audio post, “This was the Orginal Vaar by Sidhu that I produced when he Moosewala’s father said, “He wrote this song after Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh asked him to sing about Sikh heroes.” Earlier, his song SYL, which was released posthumously, had also done well as it became top trending within minutes of its release online. The song is about the contentious issue of Sutlej –Yamuna Link Canal between Punjab and Haryana and it also talks about undivided Punjab, 1984 riots, militancy, Sikh prisoners and other issues. However, the song was blocked by the video sharing platform following a request by the Union Government. Sidhu Moosewala was killed by six shooters at Jahawarke village near Mansa on May 29 evening, a day after the state government pruned his security. The Mansa police had registered a case against 36 accused in the charge-sheet and four shooters had been arrested, while two were killed in police encounter. Shakira to move to Miami with sons after split with Gerard Pique Shakira and boyfriend Gerard Pique have reportedly reached a new custody agreement. Shakira will be moving to Miami with her sons. They wrote, “We have signed a custody agreement. Our sole objective is to provide our children with the utmost security and protection and hope that they can continue with their lives in a safe environment.” —ANI was in Surrey. #SidhuMooseWala”. The audio has got 36.9k views. Upcoming songs Reportedly, in the upcoming songs pre-recorded in Sidhu Moosewala’s voice, chances are that Sidhu’s family will drop the songs first which have been leaked online. As for the other songs, the plan is to drop them in due time with some gap between the releases. Two unnamed songs which have been leaked are—Sade na di goli mithiye kidy chamber ch chadhi hoyi e and Je menu mil ge tan tussin baksheyo na. Sidhu Moosewala recorded a couple of numbers before his untimely death. His collaboration with British music producer Steel Banglez, Rebirth, is likely to be released in November this year. —TNS Lost & found Jennifer Lopez has revealed that her nowhusband Ben Affleck initiated their romance’s rekindling. She was quoted, “Obviously we weren’t trying to go out in public. But I never shied away from the fact that for me, I For safety sake always felt like there was a real love there, a true love there.” She added, “People in my life know that he was a very, very special person in my life. When we reconnected, those feelings for me were still very real.” —ANI ‘I really enjoy doing action’ Samantha on her action sequences in Yashoda Samantha Prabhu recently revealed her struggle with the rare disease myositis ahead of her much-anticipated release, Yashoda. Samantha says, “The most challenging part of shooting for Yashoda were the action sequences. I really enjoy doing action even though I never imagined I was meant to do action. It’s quite surprising. The love for the action genre has been a revelation for myself. —TMS
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