28122022-LSTL-01.qxd 12/27/2022 11:07 PM Page 1 c m y b Gigi Hadid doesn’t have energy to run after Leonardo DiCaprio TRIBUNE Happy time Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor is thrilled with the response he is getting from the industry and media after the trailer of Kuttey dropped last week. Arjun plays a cop in this movie. LUDHIANA | WEDNESDAY | 28 DECEMBER 2022 TUNING into 2022 LOOKING BACK2022 Mona L IFE is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up...wrote Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. The line sums up the music scene we witnessed in the year fleeting by! As much as Kesariya was loved, social media went on overdrive with memes calling out lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya for his Hinglish expression love storiyan in otherwise a pure Hindi song. The meme fest made it the most-searched song of the year. It occupied the top slot on Spotify! Any publicity is good publicity and Beshram Rang proved it. A similar meme fest, this time the point of contention being a saffron bikini, led to a Some smashing hits like Naatu Naatu, Kesariya and Bhool Bhulaiya, some damp-squib remixes like Yai Re andO Sajna—but the year, overall, sang a happy tune The end of story Things don’t look good for fans of Gigi Hadid’s rumoured romance with Leonardo DiCaprio, as the model reportedly ‘doesn’t have the energy’ for his hectic routine. In recent months, the pair has been spotted at a number of events together, but neither star has spoken out about the dating speculation. After Leo, 48, was spotted with 23year-old Victoria Lamas on a cosy outing, an insider claimed things have simmered down between the actor and 27-year-old Gigi. While the pair are said to “like each other very much,” neither one is looking for anything serious and Gigi’s priority is her daughter Khai Hadid Malik, who she shares with One Direction star Zayn Malik. “Gigi doesn’t have the energy to run after DiCaprio. His routine is too much for her,” the source said. Leonardo had dated Camila Morrone, 25, for four years - during which time the pair were seen publicly on numerous occasions. —IANS Creative high for Bhumi In 2022, Bhumi Pednekar was seen in Badhaai Do and Govinda Naam Mera. Talking about her notable year, Bhumi says, “It feels amazing to have started and also ended the year on a creative high. I was fortunate to begin the year with Badhaai Do that gave me so much love and appreciation. It’s a really special film and I’m glad we tried to make a very important point about inclusivity through the film’s sensitive messaging. I have received so many awards for this film through the year, which I dedicate to the LGBTQIA+ community in India. Badhaai Do would sit right on the top of my filmography for being a film that also aimed at making a change.” Bhumi’s performance in Govinda Naam Mera as Gauri Waghmare, a feisty, witty, independent woman who challenges the status quo of gender through her life choices, has received unanimous positivity. —TMS BESHRAM RANG FROM PATHAAN COKA 2.0 FROM LIGER DOOBEY FROM GEHRAIYAAN national debate; but the song continues to grab views. That said, film music still remains the best bet in our country, and as like previous years, 2022 came with its set of remixes... PASOORI THE PHENOMENON Debuting on February 7, the Shae Gill and Ali Sethi’s Coke Studio number, Pasoori, crossed boundaries to amass a massive 465,762,310 views (at the time of writing). Immense popularity that it garnered booked it a spot on in Disney+ miniseries Ms. Marvel in August. It became the strong totem of music unites as Indian and Pakistani cricket fans danced on its beats outside Melbourne Cricket Stadium. Even though most films received a lukewarm response on BO, film music continued its hit run. If Kesariya from Brahmastra was the most streamed song in Hindi, Naach Punjaban from Jug Jug Jeeyo, the title song of Bhool Bhulaiya, Jehda Nasha from An Action Hero, Doobey from Gehraiyaan, Fitoor from Shamshera, Galliyan Returns form Ek Villain Returns, Aafat from Liger won much love. REGIONAL FLAVOURS Shubh’s No Love, AP Dhillon’ Summer High and Excuses topped the charts in Punjabi music. Diljit Dosanjh’s album Drive Thru did pretty well too. Oo Antava Oo Oo Antava from Pushpa - The Rise came towards the end of 2021 but topped most music charts in 2022. It was the most streamed song in Telugu on Amazon music. With 227mn views, Haryanvi song Gypsy was a reels' favourite! . BHOOL BHULAIYAA GOING PLACES That Indian music is loved globally is an established fact. Naatu Naatu — the Telugu song from blockbuster RRR has made it to the 95th Academy Awards ‘original song’ shortlist. This is the third major international nomination for Naatu Naatu after Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award. The song is composed by MM Keeravaani, penned by Kala Bhairava and Rahul Sipligunj and is picturised on Ram Charan and Jr NTR. MANIKE MAGIC in the movie, Thank God. Manike Mage Hithe, a Sinhala-language song by Yohani, Satheeshan Rathnayaka and Chamath Sangeeth, crossed borders and became a smashing hit. It was replicated in different languages—Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Assamese, Kokborok and Gujarati, and not just Indian but also in international languages such as Portuguese, German, Spanish, Somali and English by different artistes. Bollywood had to have its share of the pie. So Manike, sung by Jubin Nautiyal, Yohani, Surya Ragunnathan, Mellow D was incorporated REMIXED FLAVOURS Remixes retained their premium spot in 2022. While some versions were embraced by older generation and new alike, most remixes came under fire for doing disservice to the original versions. Neha Kakkar’s O Sajna earned the ire of music lovers. Falguni Pathak was open and vehement in her criticism of the song. Neha and Falguni warred over remixed Maine Payal Hai Chankayi through interviews and social media posts. Sukh-E’s single Coka-Single got a makeover as Coka 2.0 in Liger that marked the debut for Telugu actor Deverakonda in Hindi cinema. Towards the end of the year, we saw Urmila Matondkar’s hit Rangeela Re coming back as Yai Re, which was sung by Yo Yo Honey Singh and Iulia Vantur. Yai Re failed to recreate the magic of the original. INTERNATIONAL HITS Globally, As It Was by Harry Styles, Heat Waves by Glass Animals and STAY by Justin Bieber were lauded by one and all. Swifties were all in awe as Taylor Swift’s Midnights became the highest selling album of 2022 within a week of its release in October. Looks like 2023 is in for some fierce competition... ‘It’s really hard’ SSR file to reopen? American media personality Kim Kardashian recently reflected on the complexities of co-parenting with ex-Kanye West. During the last episode of Angie Martinez’s IRL podcast, she said, “I definitely protected him and I still will in the eyes of my kids, for my kids. So, in my home, my kids don’t know anything that goes on in the outside world.” Stating that she will continue to protect her kids “for as long as I can”, Kim broke down noting, “It’s hard. S—t like co-parenting, it’s really hard.” She also reflected on the impact of her own relationship with her late father, Robert Kardashian, Sr. “I had the best dad. And I had the best memories and the greatest experience and that’s all I want for my kids. As long as they can have that, that’s what I want for them,” she continued. —ANI A shocking revelation came out on December 26 concerning Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case. An employee from Mortuary Ward of Mumbai’s Cooper Hospital shared how the late actor had two to three marks on his neck, indicating that it was a murder and not suicide. Now, SSR’s sister Shweta Singh Kirti has demanded protection for the employee, named Roop Kumar Shah, who had given this important statement that can change the course of investigation. Shweta took to Twitter and wrote, “If there is an ounce of truth to this evidence, we urge CBI to really look into it diligently. We have always c m y b Shweta & Sushant Singh Rajput Shweta Singh Kirti demands fair investigation in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case believed that you guys will do a fair investigation and let us know the truth. Our heart aches to find no closure as yet. CBI Make SSR Case Time Bound.” Sushant had died on June 14, 2020 at the age of 34. He was found hanging in his apartment in Bandra. A CBI investigation was launched and since then his fans and family have been demanding justice. Many people from the industry were also put under the scanner for investigating the drug abuse angle.
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