11112022-LSTL-01.qxd 11/10/2022 11:13 PM Page 1 c m y b SITA RAMAM ON OTT SOON After creating magic at box office in Telugu and Hindi, Sita Ramam will now be available on Disney+ Hotstar for viewers in Hindi language. It will premiere on November 18. TRIBUNE Care for you Life Deepika Padukone has announced the launch of her self-care brand, 82°E. The brand will offer premium, highperformance products that make the practice of self-care simple, effective and enjoyable. LUDHIANA | FRIDAY | 11 NOVEMBER 2022 Goodbye Dan... Up close & unfiltered Nazareth lead vocalist Dan McCafferty passes away at 76 Malaika Arora to make web debut with Moving In With Malaika Actress Malaika Arora is all set to showcase a new side to her personality with her upcoming show Moving In With Malaika, which will drop on OTT. The show will also mark her web debut. Malaika also started her career with television. With the new show, the actress will give fans access to her past, present, and future through unfiltered conversations. Sharing her excitement, Malaika said, “For the longest time, the world has viewed me through the lens of social media. But this time I am excited to shake that up a bit. With this show, I want to break that barrier between me and my fans and invite them into my world through Moving In With Malaika.” The actress promises the show to be “a fun ride” as she will take the viewers along with her to explore her day to day life with some of her closest family and friends. Earlier in the day, Malaika had shared a picture of herself on Instagram with the caption, “And I said yes” which led to her fans speculating about her marriage with her beau Arjun Kapoor. However, the actress has put all speculations to rest with the recent update about her digital debut. Moving In With Malaika will drop on Disney+ Hotstar on December 5. —IANS ‘Will stick to my guns’ sheetal L IFE is a movie when his songs are on. Singersongwriter Prateek Kuhad is the man behind the successful song, Kho Gaye Hum Kahan, in Baar Baar Dekho, but it’s his compositions that demand a sureshot place in your ‘Baar Baar Suno’ playlist. Kasoor, Kho Gaye Hum Kahan, Cold/Mess, Tum Jab Paas and Tere Hi Hum are some of his most loved songs as per song streaming app Spotify. With every album of his, Prateek has managed to keep his listeners hooked. After his 2022 album, The Way That Lovers Do tour in the US and Europe, he is travelling in 15 cities in India. We manage to have a quick chat ahead of his live performance here in Chandigarh tonight at Forest Hill Golf and Country Club, Mohali. When did you last visit Chandigarh? I haven’t performed in Chandigarh for quite a while. I am very excited to be per- forming here. I was in City Beautiful in 2019 during the Supermoon Winter tour. Also, this one is going to be the my biggest show in Chandigarh. How does it feel to see a huge crowd coming to listen to you, especially after Covid? Playing to a large audience is always fun. Although, the pandemic did put a stop to shows, I didn’t take it very hard. I was touring a lot in 2019 and despite Covid, I got a good break. It was relaxing to be at one place and not travel. But after a while, it became uninspiring. The biggest challenge for me was that I couldn’t really write. I wasn’t very productive during that period, and it really got to me. But it is what it is. Cést La vie! I just stuck to my guns. I continue to believe in myself and the kind of music I make. There are a lot of times, especially early on, when people would tell you to try this or that or something that’s Take us through your song-writing process... I don’t think about things, subjects and issues to write about it. I just kind of write songs. It’s very ‘stream of consciousness’ kind of process for me; very intuitive. You have been in the music scene since 2011, and you have done more independent gigs than film music. Is it a conscious decision? There are only three film songs that I have actually written — Kho Gaye Hum Kahan for Baar Baar Dekho and Saansein and Kadam for Karwaan. Other songs were my existing releases which found their way into films.I am not opposed to the idea of doing film music, but I started doing independent music first. It all happened when I uploaded songs and then they got popular and film projects starting coming to me. I am open to it and I like writing for films. It’s a bit of both. I am a compulsive yet a carefree writer. I have phases. If I am not writing for a while, like few months, then I might put a schedule to it for one or two hours to push myself. But, sometimes I am just freeflowing and naturally writing Do you have any plans to extend yourself beyond music? No, not really. I will stick to doing music, which I love. Apart from independent gigs and few film songs, I also sometimes work on smaller projects like TV shows, web series and for couple of ads and brands. Does Prateek Kuhad listen to rap? Your go-to playlist looks like... I listen to a lot of rap and hip hop. Also, pop music, indie stuff like indie folk music or bands and old folk music. I think all kind of music comes under my playlist. Which artiste was the biggest influence while growing up? There are many, but I think one of the firsts during high school days was John Mayor. I still love and listen to him and he is one of my favourite song-writers out there. Pitch note New direction! Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri is making India’s first film on bio-war, The Vaccine War Director Vivek Agnihotri whose The Kashmir Files emerged as a surprise hit this year, is making yet another film. This time, the subject of the film is indigenous Covid vaccine and the challenges that it faced. Talking about how the film was conceived, he said, “When The Kashmir Files was postponed during Covid lockdown, I started researching on it. Then we started researching with the scientists of ICMR & NIV who made our own vaccine possible. Their story of sacrifice was overwhelming.” —IANS Nora Fatehi to collaborate with Nicki Minaj for FIFA anthem Qatar World Cup anthem, which premiered on YouTube on October 7. Nora will also be performing live at the FIFA World Cup this month which makes her the only actor to represent India at the event. The actress is expected to sing in Hindi at the marquee event. —IANS Nora Fatehi & Nicki Minaj c m y b Sanjay Leela Bhansali has officially started a British Academy Film Awards campaign for his acclaimed film Gangubai Kathiawadi, starring actress Alia Bhatt. The 76th British Academy Film Awards will take place at the Royal Festival Hall in London in February 2023. As a part of the campaign, Gangubai Kathiawadi will be submitted for BAFTA members’ consideration in all categories, including Best Film, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Leading Actress and Non-English Language Film. Bhansali said, “We are immensely blessed to have received so much appreciation.” ‘Don’t whine about runtime’ Do you think music streaming platforms have spoilt us? I am on all the music streaming platforms, be it Spotify, Apple Music or good old YouTube. We are spoilt for choice now and there’s so much to listen to that you get confused. But then, that is any day better than having limited options. Earlier, we could listen to what we had and be happy and content with it. Sanjay Leela Bhansali kickstarts BAFTA campaign for Gangubai Kathiawadi Karan Pahwa and his wife set to welcome their first child soon Actress-dancer Nora Fatehi will be lending her voice along with International rapper Nicki Minaj for the official football anthem, Light the Sky for FIFA World Cup 2022. Joining the leagues of Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, the global sensation had earlier featured in the official trendy. On the contrary, I stayed true to myself. each day and then I stop putting a schedule. Are you a compulsive writer? Is there any particular lesson that shaped your artistic journey? Ready for parenthood Karan Pahwa, known for his role in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, is set to embrace fatherhood soon. Karan and his wife Supriya Rajmitra are currently in their hometown, Kurukshetra, as they await the arrival of their little bundle of joy. Karan and Supriya met and fell in love in 2010. The duo was in a relationship for nine years before tying the knot in 2019. Karan says, “This is a very beautiful moment for me and my wife Supriya. It’s our first baby and we did a very nice maternity photoshoot. I have taken a long leave from my show Ali Baba-Dastaan-E-Kabul to just take care of my wife. Anytime we can get the news, so I believe I should be around her.” Singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad does not believe in giving into trends; he loves to write intuitively The lead vocalist of the hard rock band Nazareth, Dan McCafferty, known for such ‘70s hits as Love Hurts and Hair of the Dog, passed away at 76 on Tuesday. No cause of death was immediately given, although he had retired from the group in 2013, after a 45-year run, due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. McCafferty was a founder member of the Scottish band when it was formed in 1968. He left the band nine years ago because he could no longer sing for lengthy periods of time, but he continued to work in the studio and 2019 released his final solo record. The group’s bassist, Pete Agnew, posted confirmation of McCafferty’s death on social media. “Dan died at 12:40 today,” he wrote on the band’s Instagram account. “This is the saddest announcement I ever had to make. I have lost my best friend.” —ANI James Cameron on Avatar: The Way of Water Filmmaker James Cameron has asked people not to ‘whine’ about the length of Avatar: The Way of Water. As his highly-anticipated sequel is set for release next month, the 68-year-old director doesn’t think people should complain about its 3 hour and 10 minute runtime because so many TV viewers are willing to binge-watch the entire series in one sitting. “I don’t want anybody whining about length when they sit and binge-watch (television) for eight hours,” said. Cameron admits the franchise has been ‘hideously expensive’ to make - with an expected budget of around $1 billion for the four sequels but he recently insisted the upcoming film will deliver ‘three hours of a pretty much insane experience.” —IANS
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