20112022-LSTC-01.qxd 11/20/2022 12:23 AM Page 1 c m y b NO EXCUSES Pop superstar Taylor Swift said it was “excruciating” for her to watch fans struggle to secure tickets for her upcoming U.S. tour. TheAnti-Hero singer said she was "trying to figure out how this situation can be improved in the future." — Reuters TRIBUNE Music icon Life Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Shania Twain will be honoured with the Music Icon award at this year’s People’s Choice Awards. “I’m so incredibly honoured to be named Music Icon,” she said. –IANS CHANDIGARH | SUNDAY | 20 NOVEMBER 2022 Music beyond borders Nonika Singh M UCH before Pasoori united fans from India and Pakistan in a heartening gesture of bonhomie in Australia, famous Pakistani singer Bilal Saeed reminds us there have been several similar magical moments. Music knows no borders...Time and again artistes from the neighbouring countries have proven so. Bilal’s chartbuster Baari, for instance, saw fans from both sides of the Radcliff Line post flags of both nations with heart emojis. Not surprising, Bilal is adamant that art should be kept separate from politics. Rather he has no hesitation in stating “As much as 70 per cent of my fan-base is in India.” And it was in India that his song Teri Khair Mangdi, used in the Hindi film Baar Baar Dekho, catapulted him higher on fandom meter. He recalls, “It was indeed a high. Not only is Katrina Kaif, on whom the song was picturised one of my favourite actresses, but producer Karan Johar is such a big name. Many Pakistani artistes like Atif Aslam have achieved so much through Bollywood.” He sure misses those days when there was no embargo on artistes from Pakistan in Bollywood. But he continues to collaborate with Indian artistes. Apart from creating songs with Neha Kakkar, his recent song Umbrella too includes an Indo-Canadian artiste — Fateh Singh. Yet another interesting rather ‘unexpected’ collaboration with Indian musical counterpart is in the pipeline. Though he would like to keep the name of the Indian artiste under wraps as of now, he is open to revealing his favourite singers. Arijit Singh, for whom he would love to compose, tops the list, Kailash Kher fol- Marrying hip-hop with Punjabi folk, famous Pakistani singer Bilal Saeed says the success mantra is ‘be true to oneself’ WATCHING PEOPLE ACROSS THE TWO NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES CONNECT OVER A THREE-MINUTE SONG IS SO MAGICAL. lows suit. In the Punjabi galaxy, this singer from Pakistan’s Punjab has many a favourite. Punjabi music might not be as big a rage in Pakistan as in India, but singers like him are trying their level best to keep Punjabi folk alive. Marrying hip-hop with Punjabi folk has always been his USP . artiste, one has to look at all the creative aspects; compose, record and write lyrics. But that is the beauty of it all.” A singer should write his own songs, it’s a lesson he learnt early in life. “The inspiration to pen lyrics,” he avers, “can come from anywhere, anytime; while driving, having a shower, playing the piano. I also get inspired by shayars.” Writing according to him is a great talent and when he pores over the poetic wisdom of greats, TIES WITH like Ahmed Faraz, he is simply awestruck. MOOSEWALA Those who are As one remembers Bilal’s bowled over by his heartfelt tribute for Sidhu songs, like Baari Moosewala, Bilal shares how both and Adhi Adhi were composing a song together, Raat, and also dub “After his tragic death which him as a ‘master of shook me and entire Pakistan, I don’t have the audacity to heartbreak songs’, talk about the song he has a counter and a with his family.” rational explanation. For one, he is no lovelorn lover talking about broken hearts alone. Rather, he has written songs on different subjects, like Lethal Combination and No Makeup. On the weight of success and expectations, he has a ready repartee, “I am a big fan of Shah Rukh Khan and if he can feel the pressure, who am I?” On a more serious note, he explains, “In the beginning you have nothing to lose. But when your first song is a worldwide hit, fans expect BLESSING IN DISGUISE you to churn out similar kind of numbers The challenge for an independent artiste without realising that you have evolved is in a way ‘a blessing in disguise.’ He with time. The trick is to be true to oneelucidates, “It’s so easy to record a song self.” Ten years from now he would like as a playback singer. You have the best to be ‘fearlessly myself’. For now music composer, writer and production house is life and if AP Dhillon’s song is on his doing the job for you. And you simply playlist, he also listens to his upcoming lend your voice. But as an independent album, which shall be out in December. Amit Sadh on Pune Highway A tribute to Guru Dutt ZEE5 has announced the world digital premiere of Chup: Revenge of The Artist. The R Balki directorial movie stars Sunny Deol, Dulquer Salmaan and Shreya Dhanwanthary in significant roles. Premiering on November 25, 2022 in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam, the movie will also feature Pooja Bhatt and Saranya Ponvannan in supporting roles and will also witness Amitabh Bachchan essaying a special cameo. A tribute to Guru Dutt, Chup: Revenge of The Artist chronicles a story of a Celebratory affair Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira, from his first marriage to Reena Dutta, got engaged on Friday (November 18) to her boyfriend Nupur Shikhare in Mumbai. Ira and Nupur were dating for several years and the two even spent the lockdown together. Aamir’s whole family came together for the engagement ceremony. From the two ex-wives, Kiran Rao and Reena, to his nephew Imran Khan and his mother Zeenat Hussain, all were present. Other than the family, many Bollywood celebs were part of the function. To name a few who were spotted going in or out of the venue were Ashutosh Gowariker, Sunita Gowariker, Akshara Haasan, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Vijay Varma, Sona Mohapatra and Gulshan Devaiah. The Laal Singh Chaddha actor was seen in a different look with beard and wore white printed kurta with dhoti. He looked dapper in salt pepper look. Ira wore a red strapless gown, Nupur donned a black suit. Sunny Deol & Dulquer Salmaan starrer Chup announces its OTT premiere Amit Sadh has been associated with successful shows like Avrodh, Zidd, Duranga and others. The actor also made a huge buzz with back-toback seasons of Breathe. Now Sadh announced on Instagram his upcoming project Pune Highway. He will soon begin the shoot of the film. Titled as Pune Highway, it is written and direct- psychopath killer targeting film critics. The film is a fastpaced thriller that raises many questions on the ethics of criticism. Sunny Deol shares, “Essaying the character of IG Arvind Mathur was a terrific experience. It was more like solving a jigsaw puzzle. I urge the audience to watch the film. It will leave you wide eyed with the deception and suspense.” Aamir ’s daughter Ira gets engaged IRA AND NUPUR SHIKHARE AAMIR KHAN KIRAN RAO WITH SON AZAD FATIMA SANA SHAIKH REENA DUTTA c m y b ed by Rahul Da Cunha. The actor shared a picture of the screenplay’s cover page and wrote, “A new cinematic journey begins. Pune Highway cross fades from an award- winning play to a dream of becoming a film to a screenplay by @rahuldacunha @bugskrishna, who also co-direct this fabulous drama-thriller... Wish us luck as we start driving on that highway of thrills, drama and discovery...” IFFI to open today Bollywood heartthrob Kartik Aaryan will make the 53rd edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) special for the cinephiles as he is all set to perform at the opening ceremony of the gala. As per Kartik’s team, the actor will showcase his dance moves to his title track of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, the recently released Kaala Jaadu from Freddy along with his other popular songs in the opening ceremony on November 20. IFFI will begin on Sunday in a fullfledged format two years after running on “hybrid” mode owing to the Covid-19 pandemic. IFFI, founded in 1952, is among Asia’s most prominent film festivals. The festival is conducted every year by the Union ministry of information and broadcasting in collaboration with the Entertainment Society of Goa. The film festival will run till November 28 in Goa. During the eight-day festival, more than 770 films are expected to be screened, including 183 in the International section, more than 550 in the much acclaimed Indian Panorama - including 339 feature-length films. — ANI Kartik Aaryan set to perform at the opening of 53rd edition of International Film Festival of India
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