21112022-LSTC-01.qxd 11/20/2022 10:31 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Up next SS Rajamouli is all set for his next project with Mahesh Babu and recently confirmed that it is was an adventure film. Rajamouli has reportedly signed Alia Bhatt as the leading lady. TMS HRITHIK CLEARS THE AIR According to recent reports, actor Hrithik Roshan had moved in with his rumoured girlfriend Saba Azad. However, Hrithik shared a link on Twitter and wrote, “There is no truth to this.” TMS CHANDIGARH | MONDAY | 21 NOVEMBER 2022 ‘Hungry for better roles’ Neha Saini W ITH three back-to-back commercial hits, Anupam Kher has emerged as the biggest star of 2022. The combined business of The Kashmir Files, Kartikeya II and recently released Uunchai has been phenomenal. With a career spanning 38 years and over 530 films, several national awards, Padma Shri and international accolades, Anupam Kher said he has a long way to go as an actor. “I am hungry for better roles, I look for stories that challenge TRIBUTES TO Tabassum Veteran actress and popular talk show host, Tabassum Govil, also known as Baby Tabassum, passed away on Friday after suffering a cardiac arrest. She was 78. Several celebrities took to social media to pay respect. TWINKLE KHANNA She was truly a legend. As a child I used to watch Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan, where Tabassum ji was the spectacular host. I don’t remember her guests. Just her. With her nasal twang and the rose tucked behind her ear! May her soul rest in peace. ADNAN SAMI Saddened to learn the news that Tabassum Sahiba has passed away. We will never forget her adorable, smiling and signature style on television. Visiting Golden Temple was an emotional experience, says actor Anupam Kher JAAVED JAAFERI The pioneer of talk shows. An amazingly versatile and erudite lady who was active till the very end. She was a close friend of my father, as they started their careers together as child actors. Our dearest Tabassum aunty has passed on to her heavenly abode. RANVIR SHOREY Phool Khile Hain Gulshan-Gulshan was the first celebrity chat show that I remember, and the affable Tabassum ji was always such a delight to watch. May her soul rest in peace. and excite the actor in me. My biggest competition is with own myself. Early on in my career, I did films to earn, to make a name for myself. Now, I take my sweet time,” Kher said. He was speaking at a special session hosted by FICCI FLO, Amritsar chapter. Kher visited Golden Temple earlier in the day and shared how it was an extremely emotional experience. “I am often asked if my emotions ever get the better of me, as being an actor you are trained to control them. But visiting the Golden Temple brought tears to my eyes; it was such an intense experience. Similarly, while shooting for The Kashmir Files ASHOKE PANDIT No words can do justice to your voice and ever-smiling personality. Never saw her sad. Always full of positive energy, which she used to spread around. Will miss you #Tabassum ji. NAGMA Extremely sorry to hear this news. May her soul rest in peace. I pray that God gives strength to her family to bear this grave loss. MADHUR BHANDARKAR Sad to hear about the demise of veteran actress and anchor Tabassum ji. As a kid we used to watch her famous show on @DDNational Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan. My heartfelt condolences to her family members. —TMS PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR or Uunchai , I did not use glycerin for the emotional scenes. I believe as an actor, as an individual I connect with stories on a personal level,” he added. He also shared how while doing a scene in Uunchai, where he was mourning the death of his friend, he remembered the late Rishi Kapoor, who was dear friend of his. JAIDEEP AHLAWAT TALKS Kher said the current dull patch in Bollywood could ABOUT HIS LOVE FOR be ended if more investTHE GODFATHER ment was done in real stories, “After spending two TRILOGY extremely difficult years in the REAL & RELATABLE pandemic, people have undergone tremendous change in their perception and emotional understanding. So, stories that are real, relatable, ones that make them laugh have found the audience and also success. No one wants to watch fake stories.” Kher confessed that he was a people’s person, who loved telling stories and hearing them, “I am spontaneous, I like people and love to hear their stories. I have always been intrigued by places I visit, people I meet. I believe that the cheapest gift that we can give to others is happiness and I try to do that.” Apart from acting, Kher is also known for his active social media presence; whether the now famous Dulari Rocks videos, which chronicle his everyday interaction with his mother, or sharing opinions on current affairs. “I still receive lot of patissa packets, as everyone knows that my mother likes them,” he joked. “Most of the times, she doesn’t even know I am shooting. We must value our parents…My mother has had a very strong presence in my life.” Kher also expressed his desire to work in more Punjabi films. “After Yaara Naal Bahara, I never really got any offers. I am looking forward to working in a Punjabi film and currently producing a film titled Kucch Khatta Ho Jaye with Guru Randhawa. I think there is tremendous talent in the Punjabi film industry.” Great experience Jaideep Ahlawat, who rose to fame with Gangs of Wasseypur, recently shared his love for the Hollywood classic The Godfather, which is a story of a mafia family, a complete crime drama directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Jaideep, who appeared on The Kapil Sharma Show along with Ayushmann Khurrana and Nora Fatehi for the promotion of their upcoming film An Action Hero, said, “When I watched The Godfather for the first time, I literally slept but the people around me said it was a cult film, so I decided to watch it from start to end.” The first part of the trilogy was released in 1972 and it achieved great success at the box-office. The second was released in 1974 and the third in 1990. In fact, the other two parts were also well-received by the audience. Jaideep added, “After watching the trilogy, I was so addicted to it that I started binge-watching it every single day for three months! It is indeed a mind-blowing film.” — IANS Happy times Chills & thrills on the way NOVEMBER 25 KHAKEE: THE BIHAR CHAPTER ON NETFLIX Created by Neeraj Pandey and directed by Bhav Dhulia, the series paints a realistic picture of the violence that Bihar was entangled in. Khakee, inspired by true events and based on Amit Lodha’s book, traces the birth of a super-cop, the birth of a supervillain and their ultimate clash. It depicts the story of an IPS officer who takes on a dreaded gangster. It stars Karan Tacker, Avinash Tiwary, Ashutosh Rana and Jatin Sarna, among others. WILLOW NOVEMBER 25 PARADISE CITY ON LIONSGATE PLAY This American action film, directed c m y b WEBSOLUTE FUN Fantasy, action and a story based on true events, here are the top OTT releases of the week by Chuck Russell and written by Corey Large as well as Edward John Drake, stars Bruce Willis, John Travolta and Praya Lundberg. The film is about the lead character Ryan Swan’s (Bruce Willis) father’s violent murder and how he carves his way through the Hawaiian crime world to take revenge from the kingpin he holds responsible for his father’s death. NOVEMBER 30 WILLOW ON DISNEY+ HOTSTAR Willow is an American fantasy adventure television series based on 1988 film by the same name.An epic period fantasy series with modern sensibility at the heart of it all, set in an enchanted land of breathtaking beauty, Willow features a diverse international cast. The story is about an aspiring magician from Nelwyn village and a little girl destined to unite the realms. Together, they destroy an evil queen and banish the forces of darkness. — TMS Suniel Shetty recently confirmed the wedding of his daughter, actress Athiya Shetty, to cricketer KL Rahul. The actor said the wedding would take place soon. Athiya and Rahul have been painting the town red with their romance for a while now. At the launch event of his crime thriller series Dharavi Bank, Suniel Shetty was asked about the marriage of his daughter and the actor replied, “Jaldi hogi (it will happen soon).” — TMS Suniel Shetty talks about Athiya Shetty, KL Rahul wedding
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