28112022-LSTC-01.qxd 27-11-2022 23:07 Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Dilli chalo Bhumi Pednekar will be completing the schedule of her next film in Delhi. Directed by Mudassar Aziz, the film is set in the 90s. The film has also been shot in London CHANDIGARH | MONDAY | 28 NOVEMBER 2022 Just a pregnant pause! Mona W Salman and Revathi to reunite There’s a new development in much-anticipated Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif-starrer Tiger 3. Salman will be sharing screen space with Revathi after 32 years. The two were last seen together in the 1991 romantic film, Love. However, not much is revealed about her character in the upcoming Yash Raj banner film. The film is directed by Maneesh Sharma and is touted to create YRF spy universe as Shah Rukh Khan’s special appearance as Pathaan in Tiger 3 has also been confirmed. The same way Salman will be seen in SRK’s Pathaan releasing in January 2023 as Tiger. The action-thriller is locked for a Diwali 2023 release. It is the third film in the Tiger series after Ek Tha Tiger and Tiger Zinda Hai. Revathi & Salman Khan in Love HEN Bollywood’s ace actor Alia Bhatt embraced motherhood, she had her priorities clear. She worked through the pregnancy – promoting Darlings and Brahmastra, and filmed action sequences in her Hollywood debut, Heart of Stone. Now parents to a little girl, the new mom and dad Ranbir Kapoor have decided to divide time between work and home. They both agree on one thing— motherhood and work do go hand-in-hand. In fact, the Raazi actor also launched an apparel label Ed-AMamma that specialises in maternity and child wear. Alia is using her 73M-strong Insta base for promoting films and her brand. She has two releases due in the coming year— Karan Johar directorial Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani and Tom Harper directed Heart of Stone. To be a mother in real and a sizzling diva on reel is no longer a paradox. Actresses, who have embraced motherhood, show that marriage and childbirth don’t sound the death knell for one’s career The time when heroes kept their wives and children away from the public eye or when heroines bid goodbye to work post marriage and motherhood is long gone. Now, acting and parenting happily co-exist. Mother to 10-year-old-daughter Aaradhya, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan made a comeback and how. Playing a double role in Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan: I, she has won her fans all over again. PS’ second outing is due for a 2023 release. National Award winning actor Sonam Kapoor Ahuja became mother to Vayu Kapoor Ahuja on August 20 and charted her journey pregnancy, motherhood and being back to work on her social media pages. “It is a constant state of exhaustion, but at the same time, bliss and excitement,” she says in one of the videos titled Working Mom Life, Using the hashtag “#keepitrealwithSonam”. Another picture of hers getting makeup done while breastfeeding her baby gives a glimpse into her new life. Sonam’s next release is Blind, which is directed by Shome Makhija and produced by Sujoy Ghosh. There is nothing new about working mothers getting back to work post maternity leave. So is the case in PRIYANKA CHOPRA WITH MALTI MARIE Kareena Kapoor Khan ALIA BHATT NEHA DHUPIA ANSUHKA SHARMA the Hindi film industry these days. From flaunting their baby bumps on the ramp to getting back on the sets, the actresses have struck a fine balance between the personal and professional spheres. Actor Neha Dhupia took a conscious call to keep working through the pregnancy. Through her first pregnancy, she did podcasts and other non-fiction television shows. Through her second, she continued shooting for Behzad Khambata’s film A Thursday up until her third trimester. “Bridging the gap between real and reel life thank you @behzu... for giving me all the support and believing in us this ones for all the mamas in the making … we make us stronger,” she posted along with a pic- SONAM KAPOOR AHUJA ture of the shoot. The Queen of Pollywood, Neeru Bajwa, shot for Channo Kamli Yaar Diin which she played a pregnant, deserted wife. Reportedly she gave birth to her first daughter just after the film was wrapped up. After giving birth to twins in 2020, she has continued her run on screen with Paani Ch Madhaani, Phatte Dinde Chakk Punjabi, Shava Ni Girdhari Lal, Kokka in 2021 and Beautiful Billo, Maa Da Ladla and Laung Laachi 2 in 2022. She will be seen in an actioner next, called Snowman. Ansuhka Sharma embraced motherhood in January 2021 giving birth to Vamika. The actor-producer has two projects lined up – Qala, which she is producing, and Chakda ‘Xpress in WEBSOLUTE FUN which she is playing legendary pacer Jhulan Goswami. Wonder Woman Gal Gadot is mother to three; Black Widow Scarlett Johansson has two children, Bond girl Halle Berry also has two children. Hollywood is supportive of its superwomen who can balance both the worlds. What’s heartening is that male actors too are doing their bit in balancing their personal and professional lives. Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas welcomed Malti Marie Chopra Jonas via surrogacy in January 2022 and they have continued to work and tend to Malti through their travels, endorsements gigs and shoots. Priyanka would be seen in what’s touted as one of the most expensive series— Citadel. Brace yourself for intense drama Maldives it is Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal will be celebrating their first wedding anniversary on December 9. The couple has planned a romantic gateway to their favourite holiday destination, the Maldives. Katrina had a hectic schedule after marriage as she had prior work commitments. Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal’s first anniversary plans Filmmaker Suresh Jindal passes away at 80 Direct-on-OTT premieres of two mega films and the debut of Babil Khan—it’s time to celebrate December! Here are the top web releases to watch out this week DECEMBER 1 QALA ON NETFLIX Set in the late 1930s and early 1940s, Qala is the story of a young playback singer. Witness the emotional journey of Qala, who navigates professional successes while battling personal demons. This Anvitaa Dutt directorial stars Triptii Dimri, Babil Khan, Swastika Mukherjee and others. DECEMBER 2 INDIA LOCKDOWN ON ZEE5 Inspired by true events, the film depicts four parallel stories that capture the repercussions of the Covid pandemic in India. This Madhur Bhandarkar’s film stars Shweta Basu Prasad, Aahana Kumra, Prateik Babbar, Sai Tamhankar and Prakash Belawadi in key roles. DECEMBER 2 VADHANDHI – THE FABLE OF VELONIE ON PRIME VIDEO Following the critically acclaimed Suzhal – The Vortex, this series is an edge-of-the-seat crime thriller. The eight-episode thriller will be available in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. Much like its title Vadhandhi, which means rumours, the show takes you into the world of young and beautiful Velonie, played by Sanjana, whose story is riddled with rumours. Film producer Suresh Jindal passed away on November 24 in New Delhi. He made classic films like Rajnigandha, Katha and Shatranj Ke Khiladi. He was suffering from a prolonged illness. The 80-year-old was undergoing treatment for more than a month in a hospital. Family and friends performed his last rites on Friday at the Lodhi crematorium. “This is terrible news. If producing is an act of grace then Suresh Jindal was its epitome. So many of our seniors slipping away,” tweeted filmmaker Sudhir Mishra on his demise. Sudhir reacted to producer Amit Khanna’s tribute who wrote, “My friend and producer of such classics as Rajnigandha, Katha and Shataranj Ke Khilari and associate producer of Gandhi and a champion of independent cinema passed away this evening. Will be missed by his friends.” Born in Malerkotla, he played an important role in redefining parallel cinema in India. He also authored a book called My Adventures With Satyajit Ray: The Making Of Shatranj Ke Khiladi, documenting his association with Ray. QALA c m y b
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