01122022-LSTC-01.qxd 11/30/2022 10:41 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Oh no! So rooted For her part in Faadu- A Love Story, Saiyami Kher went back to her Maharashtrian roots to draw inspiration. She plays Manjiri, a Marathi girl in the series. IANS CHANDIGARH | THURSDAY | 1 DECEMBER 2022 Squid Game actor Oh Yeong Su accused of sexual misconduct The pangs of migration PHOTOS: RAVI KUMAR South Korean actor and Squid Game fame Oh Yeong Su was accused of sexual harassment for inappropriately touching a woman. After the alleged charges, the 78year-old actor has been dropped from an upcoming play and also many public service advertisements in South Korea. He had won a Golden Globe award for best supporting actor for his performance in the smash-hit Netflix thriller, Squid Game. As per the prosecutors in the city of Suwon, South Korea, it happened in the year 2017. The alleged victim filed a complaint in December 2021 and the case was closed in April 2022 only to be reopened again at her request. The actor had reportedly denied the allegations when questioned by prosecutors. It’s not clear if the veteran actor would return for the second season of Squid Game. Sheetal T HE launch of Sony SAB’s new show Dil Diyaan Gallaan was held in the City Beautiful on Wednesday. With the backdrop of Hoshiarpur, Punjab, it’s the story of three generations of a family torn apart due to migration. The show will premiere on December 12. Starring Pankaj Berry, Sandeep Baswana, Ravi Gossain, Jasjeet Babbar, Kaveri Priyam and Hema Sood, the cast was all smiles after their initial shoot in the heart of Punjab. As the cast of the new show indulges in Dil Diyaan Gallaan, we get to re-look at Punjab and its culture through the eyes of Pankaj Berry & Sandeep Baswana Wearing a long grey beard and turban, actor Pankaj Berry was unrecognisable and easily passed off as the head of the family Dilpreet Brar, the character he is playing in the show. On his transformation, the Ambala-born actor says, “I wanted to do justice to my character. I have great respect for the Sikh religion and aware of the respect the turban demands. The beard also looks natural. It took me three months to prepare for this role.” His conviction in this relatable story of migration is such that he claims, “Dil Diyaan Gallaan will remind you of cult shows, Buniyaad and Tamas.” From playing clean shaven and bald Tathacharya in Tenali Rama to now playing Dilpreet Singh, the actor says that it was his zeal to bring out something new with each new project that has made him choose different characters. The actor, who was seen in Punjabi film Seeto Marjaani, One last time Veteran actor Vikram Gokhale, who passed away on November 26 in Pune, had shot for a Marathi film, titled Sur Lagu De. The makers of the film have released its first poster. The release date is yet to be declared. The film will be Gokhale’s first posthumous Marathi release. His film Godavari released around the same time he was admitted to a private hospital in Pune. In the film, Gokhale will be seen opposite Suhasini Mulay. The film also stars well-known Marathi Vikram Gokhale’s television actress Reema Marathi film Sur Aggarwal. The subject of the film is not revealed. Lagu De to release Director Pravin Eknath posthumously Birje said, “The whole team is sad to release the film without the presence of Vikram Gokhale. His passing away has created a void in the entertainment industry that can never be filled. But he has given a valuable message to his admirers in this movie just before saying goodbye. Hence, we dedicate the film to him.” It is produced by Abhishek ‘King’ Kumar and Nitin Upadhyaya under their banner Oddball Motion Pictures. ❝ I have great respect for the Sikh religion and aware of the respect the turban demands. The beard also looks natural. I am excited about playing Mandeep as he brings out the perspective of those who leave their homes. I play Amrita, who is very similar to my real self. She is always looking for ways to adapt to the changes. PANKAJ BERRY, ACTOR SANDEEP BASWANA KAVERI PRIYAM is now looking forward to work in Punjabi films. As the show highlights the predicament of many families in India who are distanced from their loved ones due to migration, misunderstandings and unspoken words, Pankaj becomes emotional as he talks about his son who is about to leave for Canada for higher studies. He says, “Due to Covid, his visa process got delayed and now he will leave next year. Although I am happy that I get to spend more time with my son, but of course on the surface I have to show I am heartbroken because of the delay. I understand that kids have to do their own thing. I also know that going for studies is a part of setting in Canada. The show doesn’t paint anybody wrong or justify the stance of the new generation.” Little wonder Berry connected with the role instantly. During their stay here in Punjab for shoots, the cast had enjoyed eating in villages and breathing the fresh air. For Sandeep Baswana, who hails from Haryana, it’s not something new but shooting closer to home made the process more of a work-vacation. Sandeep, who plays Mandeep Brar, residing in the US, says, “Often people blame the one who leaves his family with- ‘Let me burst your bubble’ Kriti Sanon dismisses dating rumours with Prabhas; Varun Dhawan clarifies Of Marvel-isation of Hollywood The debate around the impact of Marvel on Hollywood continues to swirl. Now Pulp Fiction actor Samuel L. Jackson is weighing in on Quentin Tarantino’s opinion that Marvel actors are “not movie stars.” Jackson recently appeared on The View alongside his wife La Tanya Richardson Jackson to discuss the Broadway revival of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson, which LaTanya directed and in which Samuel stars. During the interview, Samuel was asked for his take on the debate regarding frequent collaborator Tarantino, who recently said on the 2 Bears, 1 Cave podcast that movie stars have disappeared due to the ‘Marvelisation of Hollywood’. Samuel Jackson reacts to Quentin Tarantino’s slamming of Marvel films “It takes an actor to be those particular characters, and the sign of movie stardom has always been, what, asses in seats?” Samuel said during his appearance. “What are we talking about?” Samuel, who plays Marvel character Nick Fury in the MCU and has also starred in several of Tarantino’s movies, referenced the late Chadwick Boseman as a definitive “movie star” from the Marvel era. “That’s not a big controversy for me to know that apparently these actors are movie stars,” he said. —IANS VARUN DHAWAN Kriti Sanon has finally addressed rumours of her dating Prabhas. In an Instagram post, Kriti said that the “rumours are absolutely baseless.” She also pulled up her Bhediya co-star Varun Dhawan for adding fuel to such reports. On the sets of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, Varun had given the names of a few eligible single women from the Hindi film industry. He omitted Kriti’s name from the list and when Karan Johar asked him for the reason the actor responded, “Kriti ka naam isiliye nahi tha kyunki Kriti ka naam kisi ke dil me hai. Ek aadmi hai jo Mumbai me nahi hai, vo iss waqt shooting kar raha hai Deepika (Padukone) ke saath. Varun’s remarks led to a strong buzz that Kriti is dating Prabhas. She wrote, “It’s neither pyaar (love), nor PR.. our Bhediya just went a little too wild on a reality show. And his fun banter led to some Howl-arious rumours PRABHAS KRITI SANON (woman facepalming emoji).” Kriti added, “Before some portal announces my wedding date-let me burst your bubble. The rumours are absolutely baseless! (folded hands and shrug emoji).” IT WAS A COLLECTIVE DISCUSSION BETWEEN THE CHANNEL AND US WHICH MADE WAY TO PRODUCE A SHOW ON THIS UNIQUE SUBJECT OF MIGRATION. THE SPECIAL CONNECTION THAT MADE ME CHOOSE PUNJAB AS THE BACKDROP IS BECAUSE MY FATHER ALSO HAILS FROM CHANDIGARH. HE COMPLETED HIS EDUCATION IN THE CITY BUT WORK TOOK HIM AWAY FROM THIS PLACE. – RASHMI SHARMA, PRODUCER out understanding their reasons. I am excited about playing this character as it brings out the perspective of those who leave their homes forlivelihood and how difficult and painful it is for them.” On the recent trend of casting, Berry shares how Shyam Benegal would never take an audition. During a scene, he would suddenly say, “You would be Ashvathama, Bharat or Harshvardhan.” MORE FIGHTERS ON BOARD War director Siddharth Anand is shooting for his upcoming film Fighter starring Hrithik Toshan, Deepika Padukone and Anil Kapoor. Now actors Karan Singh Grover and Akshay Oberoi are also on board. Karan shared the happy news with his followers on Instagram. Sharing a picture of him with director Siddharth, he wrote, “Thank You for having us in the team!” Earlier, Hrithik Roshan had shared the first look of Fighter and announced the release date, which is January 25. Akshay Oberoi and Karan Singh Grover roped in for Fighter She put a ‘fake news’ sticker. Reposting Kriti’s Instagram Story, Varun also offered his clarification. “It’s just fun…We took it as humour. Don’t let your imagination run so wild,” Varun wrote. — ANI Ring-side view JLo reveals Ben’s meaningful message engraved on her ring Actress-singer Jennifer Lopez has new details to share about her second engagement ring from Ben Affleck. In an interview, the Let’s Get Loud hitmaker, 53, opened up about the sentimental engraving on her ring—a green stone placed on a silver band. It’s a simple yet meaningful c m y b three-worded message from the Oscar winner, 50, proclaiming his longtime love for Lopez—”not.going.anywhere.” Lopez revealed that the words inspired one of the upcoming tracks in her highly anticipated album, This Is Me Now, which she announced on November 25. “That’s how he would sign his emails when we started talking again. Like ‘Don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere,’” she said. She recalled her first engagement ring from Affleck, saying: “My first diamond ring he gave me, the pink diamond ring, it said ‘sing’.” —IANS Akshay Oberoi, Siddharth Anand & Karan Singh Grover
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