29012023-LSTL-01.qxd 1/28/2023 10:57 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Role call Nicole Kidman will be seen in The Perfect Nanny limited series which is based on the Lela Slimani novel. Maya Erskine will feature alongside her; both are executive producers. —ANI THROWBACK TIME Jackie Shroff celebrates 34 years of Ram Lakhan. On Instagram, he posted a picture from the time of the shoot which has Shroff posing with Anil Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia and Subhash Ghai(director-producer). — TMS LUDHIANA | SUNDAY | 29 JANUARY 2023 ‘Alone and together’ As Satinder Sartaaj and Neeru Bajwa get ready to team up onscreen with the film Kali Jotta, they share how the project needed a lot of love, care and space Sheetal ❝ P SPEAK UP I AM SO IMPRESSED WITH THE SUBJECT OF THE FILM AND MY ROLE. I FEEL THIS STORY IS ACCURATE AND WONDERFULLY DEPICTS THE HIDDEN FACE OF THE COMMUNITY. I SUPPORT WOMEN WHO ENDURE SOCIETAL INJUSTICE IN SILENCE. I WISH TO EXPRESS MY BELIEF THAT WOMEN MUST SPEAK UP FOR THEIR RIGHTS. -WAMIQA GABBI, ACTRESS NITIN MITTAL OLLYWOOD is set to offer a fresh onscreen pair, Satinder Sartaaj and Neeru Bajwa, with the film Kali Jotta, which will hit the theatres on February 3. The film has been directed by National Award-winning director Vijay Kumar Arora. Ask the lead pair what made their collaboration happen and pat comes the reply from Neeru, who is also the co-producer, “It took a lot of years to ideate this one. But when this beautiful story came along, I knew no one other than Satinder Sartaaj could do it. I am so happy that he said yes.” Sartaaj responds, “It was my dream to work with Neeru.” The Black Prince-fame actor has always been selective about his acting projects, making this his third film in a decadelong singing-acting career. The trailer of the film Kali Jott brings forth the delicate subject of woman empowerment. And not just the actor, even the director was tightlipped about it. Written by a woman, Harinder Kour and backed by Neeru Bajwa beside other producers, it’s a film where women take centre stage. Grahan-fame actress Wamiqa Gabbi’s role in Kali Jotta is the thread that binds the different timelines and subject of the film. Game on Kali Jotta, a unique name, is derived from a game that every 90s’ kid from Punjab must have played. While SRK calls Salman Khan ‘GOAT’ Neeru was not introduced to it during childhood, Sartaaj remembers this game of marbles. Highlighting the meaning, Sartaaj explains, “In the context of the game ‘Kali’ and ‘Jotta’ stood for ‘odd’ and ‘even’, but here, as far as I have understood the theme of the film, it’s ‘alone and together’, and that’s the emotion we are talking about.” On waiting for so long to release Kali Jotta, and whether the wait was worth it, Neeru is confident about it working at the box-office. She adds, “We wanted to wait for this film. The whole release schedule changed due to Covid. And we didn’t want to release amongst a lot of films because we knew that Kali Jotta needed a lot of love, care and space. It gave us extra time to plan more as well. We were lucky that we got a date with two clear weeks. And nothing beats the joy of bringing our chemistry for the viewers in the month of love, February.” Shah Rukh Khan who is basking in the massive success of his film Pathaan, called Salman Khan “GOAT,” during an interaction with fans on social media. On Saturday, SRK conducted the #AskSRK session, during which a fan said, “Sir Pathaan to hit ho gyi lekin Salman Khan ka muqabla nhi kr paoge box-office pe #AskSRK.” To which he replied, “Salman bhai is...woh kya kehte hain aaj kal young log haan GOAT (greatest of all time).” During the 15 minutes, the Don actor answered several questions related to Salman. Another fan who went to watch Pathaan as a Salman Khan’s fan but after watching the movie became an SRK fan. “Tiger ka toh main bhi fan hoon bhai....bas unke saath mujhe bhi dil mein rakho bas,” King Khan replied. — ANI REST IN PEACE Screenwriter Gregory Allen Howard dies at 70 The award-winning screenwriter of the 2000 classic sports film Remember the Titans, Gregory Allen Howard, died in Miami, Florida. He was 70 and suffered a brief illness. The publicist of Howard confirmed the news of his passing away on Friday. Howard began his writing 17-year-old Idant Dikshit held a photoexhibition, Lessons from a Passport Idant Dikshit, a 17-year-old passionate photographer, is an avid traveller whose two-day photo exhibition Lessons from a Passport, kicked off at the Art Gallery, Punjab Kala Bhawan, Sector 16, Chandigarh on Friday. He has travelled to six continents and many countries. The exhibition displayed a total of 53 images from his travels at the exhibition. It concluded on Saturday evening. The two day photo exhibition covers the pictures taken by Idant at beautiful destinations of the world such as Seward, Strasbourg, Denali National park, Hallstatt, Vienna, Edinburgh, Rovaniemi, Iceland, New Zealand, Kyoto, Mykonos, Mostar, and his recent visit to Paris and Lyon. Idant shared, “The exhibition is all about my travels this time. On previous occasions, I only displayed pictures from one country or a single trip. But this time you will find the pictures from different countries and continents. What is more interesting about this time is that I’ve tried to illustrate the myriad emotions of different destinations through my lens, which I felt via the beauty of nature and its characteristics during my travels.” At the exhibition, the breathtaking picture of dancing waves of Northern lights or the aurora borealis, taken at Ivalo were the highlights. Apart from these, the beautiful street pictures of Austria’s capital, Vienna and the alley of the old city of France, Lyon certainly held the viewer’s attention. His next destination is not a regular and popular tourist attraction on earth; in fact it is a place that has the world’s toughest terrains and extremely cold climate — Antarctica. ‘Victim’ fame British actor Sylvia Syms passes away British actor Sylvia Syms, best known for her roles in Ice Cold in Alex and Victim, passed away on Friday. She was 89. She breathed her last at Denville Hall, London — a care home in London for the entertainment industry people. Syms’ family said, “She has lived an amazing life and given us joy and laughter right up to the end. Just yesterday we were reminiscing together about all our adventures. She will be missed immensely.” The actress was educated at SYLVIA SYMS The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Syms received the first of her three BAFTA acting nominations for Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957), followed by nods for No Trees in the Street (1959) and The Tamarind Seed (1974). Her most recent role was in the BBC period drama Gentleman Jack (2019) as Mrs. Rawson. - ANI Pandit Jasraj Cultural Foundation celebrates the 93rd birth anniversary of the doyen of Indian classical music In the memory of Sangeet Martand, Padma Vibhushan, Pandit Jasraj, the Pandit Jasraj Cultural Foundation, celebrated the 93rd birth anniversary of the doyen of Indian classical music. The foundation was launched in 2022 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the anniversary of its inception was held on Saturday at Hotel Taj, Chandigarh. The chief guest of the anniversary celebrations was Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar, with singer. Pt Jasraj’s wife, Madhura Pandit Jasraj, also graced the event. Pandit Jasraj was born in Pilli Mandori, a small village in Haryana’s Fatehabad district. Durga Jasraj and Neeraj Jaitly, founders of the Pandit Jasraj Cultural Foundation, shared, “This is a special moment; the cultural renaissance we hope to bring in the pious land of Gita, our beloved Haryana, at a global Made for Music RAVI KUMAR The teen-traveller career at the age of 48, with his first project being the Harriet Tubman biopic Harriet,” originally assigned to him by Disney. However, the film didn’t materialise until 2015. At the red carpet premiere of Harriet, Howard told, “What I waited for more than anything else is for the whole industry to change. There needed to be the #OscarsSoWhite and [more] diversity in Hollywood. All that had to happen, because anybody who green-lighted this movie was risking their job and/or career.” —ANI level.” The doting daughter of Pt. Jasraj, Durga believes that her father is always with her, Caring soul “While all his life he has imparted golden words of wisdom, one thing that I particularly remember that my father told me was: ‘Every relationship has an expiry date, and when it comes, it’s better to remember only the positive aspects of the relationship henceforth.” Durga urged the CM Haryana to organise an international level music festival, in Guru- Karan Johar relocates song schedule of RARKPK from Switzerland to Kashmir for Alia Bhatt Karan Johar’s directorial comeback film, Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahaani’(RARKPK) stars Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh. While the shooting wrapped up just in time for Alia’s pregnancy announcement, the romantic song is yet c m y b to be filmed. KJo has shifted the location from Switzerland to Kashmir for the leading lady. This song is KJo’s tribute to his idol Yash Chopra. Now, he has relocated the song to Kashmir as Alia doesn’t want to leave her baby girl behind for long period.” gram, Panchkula or Chandigarh.” She also felt that it shouldn’t be one-off thing, but an annual affair so as to create an environment in the state and in turn in India for music.” A project called Oxy Van (oxygen forest), to create city forest for Panchkula in over 55 acres, will be named after Pt Jasraj. Chief Minister of Haryana announced the making of two entry gates in his name at his birthplace, apart from two volleyball grounds (men and women) and a library in the name of the legendary musician. ‘Feeling grateful’ …Alaya F on a hectic start to the year Alaya F is gearing up for a very successful 2023 with several projects falling in her kitty. As of now, the actress is basking in the acclaim she received for her performance in Freddy and Almost Pyaar with DJ Mohabbat. The audience loved Alaya’s performance in the films and hailed her acting. Taking to social media, she shared a picture of herself sitting in front of a mirror, with a bottle of detox water in hand. She wrote, “I have begun nearly every day of this month wrapped up in a blanket with detox water in one hand and my face massager in the other, with a bowl of ice water on the side. Feeling grateful for this hectic, exciting, nonstop start to the year.”
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