05012023-LSTC-01.qxd 1/4/2023 11:21 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Samantha Ruth Prabhu not replaced in Citadel Up next Bollywood actress Rakul Preet Singh on Wednesday announced the release date of Chhatriwali on Instagram, along with a motion poster. ANI CHANDIGARH | THURSDAY | 5 JANUARY 2023 In thespotlight Mona S Clearing the air Samantha Ruth Prabhu, a popular actress from South India, had revealed last year during the promotions of her film Yashoda that she had been diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder called myositis. Since then, Sam has refrained from making public appearances but is pretty active on social media. Now the latest news about the actress is that she has opted out of some of her upcoming projects, including Citadel, due to health complications. However, a source close to the actress has cleared the air: “Anything and everything that is writ“Anything ten about her being replaced in that is written Citadel is rubbish. She will about her being begin the shoot in the second half of January.” Citadel is a replaced in Citadel is global project created by rubbish. She will begin Patrick Moran and the Russo the shoot in Brothers. The American and IndiJanuary.” an versions have already been announced. — TMS TARDOM comes at a price. Erratic schedules, long hours, travel, recognition and fame that comes with it; handling this and much more...Television and film industry is a tough field to survive in. Social media has given rise to its own stars. And child actors are starting early, not just doing the job — that of acting — but also ‘performing’ for social media handles. Herein the role of parents or in some cases guardians is of utmost significance. While being a young star is a challenge, the role of parents or guardians is prime, lest the child loses the way amid the fanfare My competition has always been with myself: Sunny Singh Method man From debuting with Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji to impressing his fans with his character, Chauka, in Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2, Sunny Singh has had quite an interesting journey. As the Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety star gears up for his releases in 2023, Sunny shareshow he prepares for each of his diverse roles. The actor says, “My competition has always been with myself. For me, what matters is the reading. You know the whole film’s story, your character and their thoughts, what is happening in the film and with other characters. So, you automatically know how you need to play your part.” — TMS AHSAAS CHANNA KISHTU K Eternal ROCKING KUDI Seven-year-old Kishtu K (Kanishtha Kaushik) was noticed for her first performance at the age of two! Singing boliyan and tappe, Punjabi folk is her stronghold. In the last five years, she has acted in serials and web shows, and sung in music videos. The little girl just in class two enjoys an enviable social media presence, and is often invited for meet and greets. The child artiste is managed by Ranbanproduction LLP which is , owned by Bhanu Kaushal and Ranveer Kaushal. “I always wanted to do something big, but lost track. I found the same spark in Kishtu and decided to ensure she gets to do it all,” says Bhanu Kaushal, Kishtu’s masi (aunt). “Kishtu’s mother makes her rehearse for boliyan and tappe, while my brother and I manage her social media,” she adds. Back-to-back shooting at times make Kishtu switch online for academics. “Kishtu is a sought-after child star. but we are mindful that due to her fame she doesn’t lose her innocence. We request for morning shoots, so that she is free to play with kids of her age during the evening. We often take her for pizza outings, which she loves.” With work comes money, and between Bhanu and Ranveer they handle the finances as well. “We keep a solid account and apart from spending on her videos and more, her money is maintained in a separate account.” KISHTU K WITH HER AUNT GARRY DHILLON ASHNOOR KAUR GARRY DHILLON WITH HIS FATHER ASHNOOR KAUR WITH HER MUM try and it worked,” says Garry’s father Sunny Dhillon. After that, offers poured in. During the last two years, Gary has worked in a couple of Punjabi music videos, award-winning short film Rooh, and ten Punjabi feature films, including Banda Singh, Moh and Challa Mudd Ke Ni Aya. A student of DPS-40, while he wishesfor meatier roles on television and films, he as well as his father want to retain their Chandigarh base. “My school is here and my friends also,” says Garry, who is fond of acting and cycling. So far he’s doing pretty well in studies and acting, “At times I carry my bag to the shooting site, my teachers are happy with my academic performance and acting skills,” says Garry. “We also have a tutor to help him if he misses school due to the shoots, so he is able to cover up,” says the proud father. KEY ROLE IT ALL COMES AT A COST! LUCK BY CHANCE Bharatinder Singh, better known by his stage name Garry Dhillon, got into showbiz by chance. “My friend was shooting a song and wanted a kid my son’s age to perform, I was not sure if little Garry would be able to act, but we gave a TUNISHA SHARMA Child actors haven’t always had it easy. The industry, both in India and Hollywood, is full of instances about how they are forced to work long hours and their finances pocketed. Actorsinger Jeanette McCurdy has brought out the tough side of her career as a child actor and her difficult relationship with her abusive mother in the book I’m Glad My Mom Died. Daisy Irani, who starred as a child artiste in films like Boot Polish, Jagte Raho and Naya Daur, also opened up about abuse during her early years. Even the recent tragedy with actor Tunisha Sharma has brought back the issue of mental health into focus. Harry Styles beats Ed ...on UK’s Top Hits Of 2022 chart HARRY STYLES Former One Direction singer Harry Styles successfully beat Ed Sheeran on the UK’s Top Hits of 2022 chart with his best-selling track ‘As It Was’. As It Was became the most ‘listened-to’ single of the year in UK, according to the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), based on its analysis of Official Charts Company data. It was streamed 180.9 million times and spent ten consecutive weeks at No.1 in the UK and 15 weeks at the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100, a new record for a British artiste. Official Charts’ website also stated that Styles, “Leads an all-British takeover of the Top 10 biggest tracks of the year in the UK, marking the first time in 50 years that all ten of the year’s most successful singles were released by British artistes.” ED SHEERAN In the meantime, Ed bagged the second and third spots on the list with his singles Bad Habits and Peru, a collaboration with Nigerian artiste Fireboy DML. He also secured the fifth spot with his song Shivers. London-born singer Cat c m y b Burns’ single Go is in fourth place after it went viral on TikTok, while Kate Bush’s 1985 classic Running Up That Hill is in sixth place after it made a surprising return when it featured in Netflix show Stranger Things. — IANS Kulbir Badesron, mother of Ahsaas Channa, who started acting at the age of five-and-a-half, stresses on how parents can play a key role. “When children are young, it’s the guardians who have to take a call. So, it was a deliberate call on our part to keepAhsaas away from gruelling daily soaps.” Thirteen years in the field, and Ahsaas today is part of web shows and many other projects. voice Singer Lata Mangeshkar, who passed away last year, has been featured at the 84th spot in the Rolling Stone’s 200 Best Singers of All Time. About the singer, it was mentioned: “The eternal voice of the ‘The Melody Queen’ is a cornerstone of Indian pop music, with a global influence spread via Bollywood films, whose golden era she defined. Lata was the empress of playback singers…Recording over 7,000 songs.” Lata Mangeshkar in Rolling Stone’s list of 200 Best Singers of All Time MATTER OF CHOICE Ashnoor Kaur, 18, has been in showbiz for 13 years now. Her mother, Avneet Kaur, gave up her teaching profession to cater to Ashnoor’s schedules. “When she was younger I had to teach her and took dictation on the sets, so she enjoyed both academics and acting. At the same time, she maintained balance. Along with her show Patiala Babes, she scored 93 per cent in 10th. And repeated the feat in 12th. With shoots and studies, at times she would only sleep for two to three hours but would ensure to give her 100 per cent always,” says the proud mum. “It was matter of choice. I wanted both so badly, and was happy to put in extra efforts,” shares Ashnoor. Reacting on the news, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali said, “It is good to know that she has been ranked among the 200 best. But Lata ji is not only among the 200 best, she is the best singer civilisation has ever produced.” In the list there are also other renowned names from the music world, including late Pakistani singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, popular South Korean singersongwriter Lee Ji-eun and BTS’ Jungkook. — TMS In black Action zone & white The Supreme Court on Tuesday said cinema hall management could prohibit outside food and drinks inside the movie theatre. At the same time, the bench reiterated that cinemas had to provide hygienic drinking water for free to moviegoers and also when an infant accompanied a parent, the owners shall not object. The bench was headed by Chief Justice, DY Chandrachud and Justice PS Narasimha. Justice PS Narasimha said, “The basic premise is that cinema has a right to reserve admission. Owners have a right to sell their own food and beverages.” CJI DY Chandrachud added, “A cinema hall is a private property. What goes in is for the owner to decide, subject to statutory rules.” — TMS Recently there were reports that Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan will not release this month. However, the film will hit cinemas on the set date — January 25. And, the trailer of Pathaan will be unveiled on social media on January 10. A source revealed, “Mark the date. Pathaan’s trailer is being released on Jan 10. The teaser sent internet into a tizzy. So, expect the trailer to cause a meltdown! The visually stunning trailer is a feast for big scale action lovers.” — TMS Pathaan trailer to be out on January 10
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