22032023-LSTC-01.qxd 21-03-2023 23:33 Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Priyanka Chopra’s former stylist denies telling her she’s not ‘sample-sized’ Love’s sake Actress-singer Zendaya Coleman, 26, appears to have given a nod to her boyfriend Tom Holland through a gold ring. She wears it adorned with the initials of Tom in a cursive font. IANS CHANDIGARH | WEDNESDAY | 22 MARCH 2023 Turkish delight(s) Sheetal What’s the truth? Priyanka Chopra’s former-stylist Law Roach said that he has nothing to do with the Indian actress’ body-shaming incident. More than a week after the Baywatch actress publicly claimed that someone told her she ‘wasn’t sample-sized’, Roach made it clear that he had nothing to do with the hurtful remarks. On March 17, the celebrity stylist was asked about how he felt reading the actress’ story. In response, he clarified: “It was a little bit hurtful in a way that it ended up in the press, you know? Because that wasn’t the real conversation. I’ve never had that conSomeone versation with her, ever.” told me yesterday Law, who styled Priyanka that I wasn’t samplefor her appearance at the SXSW Film Festival pansized... I was hurt and I el, went on to share his discussed it with my thoughts on whom to family, and I cried. blame. Law went on to PRIYANKA CHOPRA shower Priyanka with praise. “She has a twinkle, she has a wiggle, and I love her, like, even as a person.” Priyanka Chopra made headlines with the body shaming revelation in early March this year. Taking part in a panel discussion at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival, Priyanka confessed that she had a breakdown because of it. “Someone told me yesterday that I wasn’t sample-sized. I was hurt and I discussed it with my family, and I cried to my husband, and my team,” she revealed. — IANS Gone too soon Harry Potter actor Paul Grant passes away Paul Grant, who was known for his roles in Harry Potter and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, has passed away at 56. Confirming the sad demise of the actor, his daughter Sophie Jayne Grant said in a statement, “I’m heartbroken… No girl deserves her dad to be taken away… He was so well-known and loved for his work. He’s gone too soon.” Paul Grant was reportedly found unresponsive at a train station in London on Thursday (March 16) and was rushed to a hospital. However, he couldn’t survive and took his last breath on Monday (March 20). Grant played an Ewok in the George Lucas franchise and a goblin in the Harry Potter franchise. In addition to Star Wars and Harry Potter, the actor also had The Dead and Labyrinth to his credit. He was also acclaimed as a stunt performer in productions like Willow, Labyrinth and Legend. T HE recent Turkish film on Netflix, 10 Days of a Good Man, has caught the fancy of many avid watchers in India as well as across the globe. And its part two, 10 Days of a Bad Man, will release on August 18 and is currently in post-production stage. Not just that, MX Player, You Tube and Zee 5 also have a separate section for Turkish shows and films. From the times when Turkish shows dubbed in Hindi were aired on television channels like Zindagi to popular actors working in Indian adaptations, we find out what makes THE PROTECTOR them popular. Turkish shows and films as well as their adaptations have made a huge impact on audiences. What makes these so fascinating? We find out It’s not the availability of OTT platforms or free time during the lockdown that account for the popularity of Turkish shows. Youngsters were earlier hooked to them on YouTube, when these were dubbed or streamed with subtitles. But with Zindagi channel and its first two successful shows from Turkiye, The Girl Named Feriha (Adini Feriha Koydum) and Fatmagul (Fatmagül’ün Suçu Ne?), it seeped into the drawing rooms in India. Which is why just a year after its telecast, Fatmagul was adapted into a Hindi television show titled Kya Qusoor Hai Amla Ka? Actress Pankhuri Awasthy Rode, who played the titular character of Amla in the show, shares, “Just like South Korean shows, the best thing about Turkish dramas is that they are finite. They are subtle with no over-the-top dramatic scenes, unlike Indian shows. In fact, when we shot the adaptations, particular attention was given that they were as close as possible to the original. In a way, the only difference between Amla and Fatmagul was geographical; the places were apart but the story, emotions, family values, everything was the same.” Fatmagul was particularly a hit in Arab countries and South Asian subcontinent in countries like Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nepal. In fact, in 2021 it was adapted into a Spanish show, Alba. It’s also because Turkiye is the confluence of Muslim and European cultures. The THE GIFT SHAHMARAN 10 DAYS OF A GOOD MAN These are worth a watch Series/Film 10 Days of a Good Man Resurrection: Ertugrul Our Story (Hindi, Telugu and Tamil) Halka Love 101 The Protector Day Dreamer (Hindi, Marathi, Telugu & Tamil) Shahmaran The Gift The Promise (Hindi, Marathi, Telugu & Tamil ) Endless Love (Hindi, Telugu & Tamil) LOVE 101 subjects are relatable too, besides feel good dramas like Fatmagul and Feriha are about social issues like discrimination, class divide and corruption. the latter is a five-season historical fiction series, followed by a sequel, Rise of Empires: Ottoman. The second season of Ottoman was dropped in 2002 with six episodes. EXPANSION OF GENRES According to TRT World, export of these dramas generates a business of approximately $500 million per year. And the government of Turkiye is hoping that these figures will increase to $1billion by 2023. Available in many genres, Dizi is what these dramas are called in their language. While Zee network had realised the potential of Turkish shows best, it is global platforms like Netflix that pushed them into North American and Western European markets. Binbir Gece and Dirilis: Ertugrul are two original Turkish shows in different genres, these are very popular by the name 1001 Nights and Resurrection: Ertugrul, respectively, amongst non-Turkish audiences. While the former is a soap opera loosely based on Middle-Eastern folk tales, RESURRECTION EFFECT The former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, praised Turkish show Resurrection and even requested the channel to translate it into Urdu for the public. Author, Abhinav Pandya even compared Dirilis: Ertugrul’s success in India to that of the Israeli drama Fauda, saying, “Just as Fauda fandom signals the shift of India’s influencers towards a more militant and exclusionary nationalism, the Ertugrul craze is a signpost written for the alienation of many of India’s 180 million Muslims from that dominant political culture and their search for solidarity elsewhere.” It was because of this reason that Resurrection was a craze in Jammu and Kashmir, especially among the Muslims. Pathaan to premiere on OTT Here comes good news for all Shah Rukh Khan fans! The actor made a smashing comeback to silver screen this January after four years with Pathaan. The film was a huge success at the box-office and earned Rs 1,100 crore (approx). Now, Pathaan is all set for an OTT release and will premiere today (March 22) on Prime Video. ANUPAM KHER AND SATISH KAUSHIK ‘Jaa! Tujhe maaf kiya’ Actor Anupam Kher penned another emotional tribute for his dear friend Satish Kaushik, who died following a cardiac arrest on March 8 in New Delhi. Taking to Instagram, Anupam posted a show-motion video from Satish Kaushik’s prayer meet that was held on Monday in Mumbai. In the video, Anupam showered rose petals on Satish’s picture and then the Kashmir Files actor wrote in the caption, “Jaa!!! Tujhe maaf kiya! Mujhe Akela chod kar jane ke liye!! I will surely find you in people’s laughter! But will miss our friendship on a day to day basis!! Alvida mere dost! Tera favourite gaana lagaya hain background me! Tu bhi kya yaad karega!!” Anupam added Do lafzo ki hai in the background of the video. Besides Anupam, Boney Kapoor, Javed Akhtar, Jackie Shroff, among others attended the prayer meet. — ANI c m y b Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone’s chemistry was one of the highlights of the film, but the cherry on the cake was seeing Salman Khan and SRK back on screen together after years. Available on Netflix Netflix MX Player YouTube Netflix Netflix MX Player Netflix Netflix MX Player MX Player REMAKE TIME Owing to its craze worldwide, Binbir Gece was adapted into a Hindi show, Katha Ankahee, and was launched on Sony Television on December 5, 2022. Actors Aditi Sharma and Adnan Khan essayed the lead roles in the show. Adnan Khan shares, “I did not watch the original show just to be more authentic. Even others did the same. But, at the same time, the moment it was offered to me, I was impressed. Due to a tight schedule of shooting, I do not get the time to explore more Turkish dramas but they are on my wish-list.” In fact, after the audience lapped up Katha Ankahee, another Turkish adaptation has been ordered by the channel. It is titled Mere Apne, which is a remake of Bride of Istanbul (20172019). Actor Jay Bhanushali and Bigg Boss-fame Tina Datta are playing the lead roles in this show. Losing control Amanda Bynes put in psychiatric care Actress Amanda Bynes has reportedly been placed on a psychiatric hold after she was found walking the streets naked. The actress, who was in a conservatorship from August 2013 to March 2022, was seen walking naked and alone in Los Angeles on March 19. Amanda approached a car and told the driver that she was coming down from a psychotic episode. — IANS
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