30012023-LSTC-01.qxd 1/29/2023 10:59 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Replacement! Recreated version of the 90s hit song Main Khiladi Tu Anari has saddened Saif Ali Khan fans as he has been replaced by Emraan Hashmi. The song is part of the film Selfiee. ANI CHANDIGARH | MONDAY | 30 JANUARY 2023 A thrilling ride PHOTO REUTERS With Season 2 of Punjabi web series Shikaari entertaining viewers, cast member Guggu Gill says more fun times are on the way in mainstream cinema. The love that I have received for my role of an antagonist in CAT has motivated me to work in not just Punjabi, but other languages too.” Sheetal T On record! HE sequel of web series Shikaari, streaming on Chaupal OTT app from January 13, is keeping viewers on the edge of their seats. It is an extension of the first season, where lead actors Guggu Gill, Ashish Duggal and Sukhwinder Chahal, continue their journey after the previous bank robbery they pulled off for fun! As for the script of Shikaari 2, which was an on-demand sequel, Guggu has faith in Prince Kanwaljit. He says, “The actor- LANGUAGE NO BAR Alka Yagnik becomes the most streamed artiste on YouTube Alka Yagnik is one of the finest singers in Bollywood. From Agar Tum Saath Ho to You Are My Soniya, she has given us some of the greatest hits of all time. The singer has now created a record. According to the Guinness World Book Records, Alka was the most streamed artiste on YouTube globally with 15.3 billion streams in 2022, and an average of 42 million per day! Surpassing Bad Bunny (Puerto Rico), who received 14.7 billion streams, the Bollywood singer has bagged the first position. Besides, the list also revealed that Alka Yagnik was the most streamed artiste on YouTube, with 17.7 billion streams in 2021 and 16.6 billion in 2020. Moreover, according to ChartMasters, close to 25 per cent of YouTube’s users are from India. By continent, the market share is dominated by Asia and the top 10 was dominated by South Korean superstars BTS with 7.95 billion streams and Blackpink at 7.03 billion. Meanwhile, Taylor Swift (4.33 billion) was in 26th place, Drake (2.9 billion) was at the 50th place, and The Weeknd (5.7 billion) in the 13th place. —TMS GUGGU GILL writer didn’t need any assistance and is a master in this genre. But the main cast also never shied away from adding their bit to the scenes while shooting. More adventure is on the way with this season.” Adds CAT-fame actor Sukhwinder Chahal, “It was the same during the shooting of the first season too.” Not a fan of method acting, Chahal still has showcased his versatility in Love, fantasy & adventure January 31: Pamela, A Love Story on Netflix An intimate portrait of one of the world’s most famous blonde bombshells, Pamela, A Love Story follows Pamela Anderson’s life and career from small town girl to international actress, activist and a doting mother. WEBSOLUTE FUN From a real life story to the Hindi adaptation of popular Spanish series Elite, here are the online releases for the week February 1: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on Disney+ Hotstar The follow-up to Black Panther, this superhero movie from Marvel stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira in the lead roles. After King T’Challa’s death, the people of Wakanda strive to defend their homeland against invaders in this one. BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER February 3: Class on Netflix When the need to survive is high, emotions run high and all rationality is corrupted; where even the slightest trigger can lead to a lapse in judgment, or even a crime! Joining the elite academy of students are three youngsters who have nothing to lose. The show has been adapted from the hit Spanish series Elite and promises to be an engaging thriller. Vote of thanks Battle of the Sexes star Alan Cumming has handed back his Officer of the British Empire (OBE) honour over ‘toxicity’ in the British Empire. The actor, 58, was presented with the honour at Buckingham Palace in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2009 for his ‘activism for equal rights for the gay and lesbian community’ in the U.S. Taking to Twitter on his 58th birthday, he wrote: “The Queen’s death and the ensuing conversations about the role of monarchy and especially the way the British Empire profited at the expense (and death) of indigenous peoples across the world really opened my eyes. Also, thankfully, times and laws in the U.S. have changed, and the great good the award brought to the LGBTQ+ cause back in 2009 is now less potent than the misgivings I have being associated with the toxicity of empire (OBE stands for Officer of the British Empire).” The actor told his 479,000 followers he wanted to share with them “something I recently did for myself.” He further quipped: “I’m now back to being plain old Alan Cumming again. Happy birthday to me!” — IANS Actor Alan Cumming returns his Officer of the British Empire honour STAR APPEAL Producers Guild of India expresses gratitude over smooth release of Pathaan Pathaan has shattered records of KGF 2 and become the fastest film to enter the Rs 200 crore club. Now as the film has been welcomed by the audience, the Producers Guild of India shared a heartfelt gratitude note on the organisation’s official social media account. It read: “Producers Guild of India thanks all state governments for ensuring peaceful release of Pathaan. Tens of thousands of hardworking people make up the Hindi film industry and the larger contentproducing fraternity for television and steaming services. The industry generates employment, contributes to the country’s economy and is among the most powerful and effective purveyors of India’s soft power across the world. This has been made possible by one thing and one thing alone — the patronage of millions of film lovers across the length and breadth of our great country. Pathaan’s success is one of hope, one that makes us believe that the power of love can triumph over everything. We share this moment of victory with you all. Thank you for making this happen.” — TMS Rakhi’s mother is no more CLASS TRUE SPIRIT February 3: Jehanabad – Of Love & War on SonyLIV Set in 2005, this one is the story of a small town in Bihar, where innocent love and anarchy are bound to collide. Produced by StudioNext, Sudhir Mishra serves as the show-runner. Written by Rajeev Barnwal, the show is helmed by Rajeev Barnwal and Satyanshu Singh. It features Rajat Kapoor, Ritwik Bhowmik, Harshita Gaur, among oth- the last couple of years. So, is Punjabi cinema is repetitive? Chahal agrees, “If you have to grow as an actor, you have to let go of quantity and focus on quality. I have not been able to do so till now due to the pandemic, but would want to be taken more seriously As for Guggu, he wants Haryanvi films to grow as much as Punjabi: “I would love to do a role in a Haryanvi film, as I enjoy speaking the language. My first film as a villain was in Haryanvi film Chora Haryane Ka, which couldn’t be released. However, it was made into Punjabi film Gabhroo Punjab Da the following year and was a huge hit.” Guggu believes Punjabi films Jatt Jeona Mour and Jatt Sucha Singh Soorma have the potential to be remade. On the other hand, actor Ashish Duggal who is also part of the series, feels he had been typecast in his career. He says, “I have the potential to pull of comic characters as well. I also wish to play a man in uniform, as I have an immense respect for people who serve the country.” With Hobby Dhaliwal’s entry into the new season of Shikaari, it is all going to get a lot more interesting. The Chaupal Original web series, set against the background of rural Punjab, has been produced by Chaupal Studios and directed by Maneesh Bhatt. In protest PAMELA, A LOVE STORY ers, in pivotal roles. February 3:True Spiriton Netflix When the tenacious young sailor Jessica Watson (Teagan Croft) sets out to be the youngest person to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around the world, many expect her to fail. With the support of her sailing coach and mentor Ben Bryant (Cliff Curtis) and her parents (Josh Lawson and Academy Award winner Anna Paquin), Jessica is determined to accomplish what was thought to be impossible task, navigating the world’s most challenging stretches of ocean over the course of 210 days. c m y b Rakhi Sawant lost her mother Jaya Bheda on Saturday (January 28). She was 73. Jaya was battling cancer and was in a critical condition since a few weeks. Rakhi took to Instagram and shared an emotional post. In the video Rakhi is seen crying inconsolably sitting on the hospital floor. She wrote, “Today my mother’s hand was lifted from the head. And I have nothing left to lose.” Several celebrities dropped comments and offered condolences to Rakhi. Jackie Shroff wrote, “I feel your pain, having lost my mom, dad, brother; their souls will always be with us.” Ridhima Pandit wrote, “Stay strong Rakhi, sending prayers and love… May her soul rest in peace.” Sanjay Dutt’s wife Maanayata Dutt wrote, “May God give you the strength and courage to bear this great loss of the family. Om shanti!” — TMS Bollywood actresses Raveena Tandon and Rekha at an awards ceremony in Mumbai. PHOTO: ANI
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