23032023-LSTL-01.qxd 3/22/2023 10:33 PM Page 1 c m y b REMAKE OF SOORARAI POTTRU Akshay Kumar has unveiled the poster of his upcoming film, the Hindi remake of Tamil movie Soorarai Pottru. The film also stars actress Radhika Madan. Along with it, the actor has revealed the release date — September 1, 2023. TRIBUNE Music zone Anne Hathaway is ready to display her musical talent again. The Oscar winner will channel her inner pop star in the upcoming David Lowery-directed movie Mother Mary. ANI LUDHIANA | THURSDAY | 23 MARCH 2023 Saluteto a legend TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO Mona ‘It is easy to kill individuals but you cannot kill the ideas’ Bhagat Singh M ARTYR Bhagat Singh was not only a dynamic young man with an iron will, but an inspiration, a philosophy, a beacon. As the nation remembers the legend on his martyrdom day today, 92 years on he still continues to inspire numerous films, plays and songs that the younger generation should watch, listen. Here’s Shilpa Shetty as Satyavati Retro queen In 2021, Shilpa Shetty made a comeback to the big screen with Hungama 2 and since then there has been no looking back. On Wednesday (March 22), the makers of Druva Sarja’s ambitious film KD-The Devil announced a new entrant in the film — Shilpa Shetty. She will be essaying the role of Satyavati. Taking to her Instagram handle, Shilpa Shetty shared the poster of her look from KD-The Devil. She looks like a retro queen in the poster. The actress can be seen wearing a white coloured saree with red polka dots on it with a black border. She has paired the saree with a red coloured blouse. She completed her look with big black sunglasses and an animal print handbag. While details are under wraps at the moment, the period action entertainer is said to be based on actual events that took place in Bangalore during the 1970s. The pan-Indian multilingual is all set to release in Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi. Kangana takes a dig at Diljit As we mark the martyrdom day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, stalwarts from Punjab share how his principles should be a guiding light for the younger generations The valour of Bhagat Singh has been written about and sung by almost every Punjabi singer and with much enthusiasm. “Bhagat Singh ji has always held a special place in the great folklore of Punjab and in the history of our country. I grew up listening to stories of his great sacrifice. Therefore, singing songs of praise for the great man came very naturally to me. There is a lot more I think we must all do collectively to preserve their relevance and importance in the times to come,” says legendary singer Gurdas Maan, who has sung many songs on Shaheed Bhagat Singh, including Punjab (2017). Famous singer Jasbir Jassi took out an album Shaheed Bhagat Singh with five songs — Chal Uth Chal Final, Ghodi, Pugri Sambhal Jatta and Sarfaroshi. All the songs composed by Jassi have also been sung by him. Valour, patriotism to mourning the loss of young life, the songs touch many emotions. “Bhagat Singh is and will stay an inspiration. He’s synonymous with honesty, truth, voice against injustice; known for his intellect, ideology and most of A PLAY ON BHAGAT SINGH BEING STAGED PHOTOS: YOUTUBE STILL FROM THE SONG PUNJAB BY GURDAS MAAN all how not to lose hosh in josh,” says Jassi. Aao beheno ral mil gayeeye Bhagat Singh di ghodi ni/ Rajguru Sukhdev surme sarvalya di jodi ni...Go the lyrics of Ghodi, these talk about how death is Bhagat Singh’s bride in a heartrending number. HISTORICAL STAGE “Jadon veer Bhagat Singh Soore nu, dita fansi da hukam suna. Sir dhar tali te tur paya, us prem khelan da cha ... Sadi maut bane jind kaum di, te samraj leyi fah,” opens the popular play by Davinder Daman, titled Chhipan Ton Pehlan. “Back in 1981, we were taking two plays on a Canada and America tour, when the organisers demanded a fresh play on Bhagat Singh or the trip could Rasika Dugal set to reprise her role in Delhi Crime Season 3 have been cancelled. We already had the tickets booked and the responsibility to write the play fell on me,” recalls Daman. He sat with an actor who was also a steno and worked non-stop to get the play ready. “At that time, I had but seen only one film on Bhagat Singh, which I had forgotten all about. Yes, I had met his mother a few times earlier and often asked her questions how Bhagat Singh was during his childhood. Couple it with a book that I had read around those times, the five jhankis (parts) of the play were ready in less than a day.” As luck would have it, the plays were not performed on the tour, but its first staging back in India later fetched tremendous response. “Since then, Chhipan Ton Pehlan has been performed during youth and theatre festivals, not just in India but also abroad. In fact, we will be going to stage it in California soon.” Daman is overwhelmed at the response he has received. “Many Thrice the JOY Acclaimed actress Rasika Dugal is all set to reprise her role as Neeti Singh in the third season of the critically acclaimed series Delhi Crime. The news was confirmed by the actress herself in a recent Instagram post, just in time for the fourth anniversary of the show’s first season. Rasika’s portrayal of Neeti Singh was both convincing and emotional, and she brought an added layer of depth to the already complex narrative of the show. About her return to the series, Rasika Dugal said, “It’s an honour to be part of a show that sheds light on the realities of society we live in. Neeti Singh is very close to my heart, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to bring her to life again in the upcoming season of Delhi Crime.” She added: “I’m looking forward to exploring more of her and to collaborating with a team that is dedicated to telling important stories with the required skill and sensitivity.” Apart from Delhi Crime, Rasika Dugal has Spike, the black comedy thriller Lord Curzun Ki Haveli, and the supernatural horror series Adhura in her kitty. She will also be seen in the improvisational comedy Fairy Folk, the dramedy Little Thomas, and the highly anticipated action crime thriller Mirzapur 3. —IANS Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut has once again taken on Punjabi actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh. Kangana took to Instagram, where she borrowed a line ‘pols aa gai pols’ from a trending meme over the crackdown on radical Sikh preacher and Waris Punjab De chief Amritpal Singh by Punjab Police and tagged Diljit Dosanjh. Kangana took to Instagram stories, where she shared a post by a food delivery group. It showed a variety of lentils with ‘pulse aa gai pulse’ written on it. Kangana tagged Diljit and wrote ‘just saying’. She added a Khalistan sticker on Instagram Stories, with the word crossed out. For the caption, she wrote: “Diljit Dosanjh ji pols aa gai pols. All those who supported Khalistanis, remember next number tumhara hai, pols aa chuki hai, yeh woh waqt nahi hai jab koi bhi kuch bhi karta tha, desh ke saath gaddari ya tukde karne ki koshish ab mehengi padegi,” she wrote in another post. Kangana and Diljit have previously engaged in a war of words in 2020. — IANS Warns he would be arrested for ‘supporting’ Khalistanis c m y b JASBIR JASSI SINGS GHODI writers and historians have lauded the play,” shares Daman. FOLLOW HIS PRINCIPLES “Almost every singer has sung about Shaheed-EAzam Bhagat Singh, but the real tribute is following his values in life,” shares folk singer Pammi Bai. He too grew up singing poems and raising slogans of Bhagat Singh, and hopes that the youth today imbibes the principles. Well known theatre artiste Balkar Sidhu says, “Setting aside caste, class, religion or economic considerations, Bhagat Singh dreamt of an equal world. As a theatre artiste, it’s my endeavour to take his ideology to the youth and hope to rebuild the country of his dreams.” Fighting depression Singer Ed Sheeran was plagued with suicidal thoughts after the death of his friends, Jamal Edwards and Shane Warne, within weeks of each other. He was heartbroken by the February 2022 passing of music producer Jamal, the son of Loose Women star Brenda Edwards, who died after a cardiac arrest brought on by cocaine and alcohol. A month later, the death of his cricketer pal Shane Warne, aged, 52 left him feeling like he was “drowning” in his life-long fight with depression. In an interview, the dad of two - who has daughters Lyra, two, and 10 month old Jupiter with his 30-year-old wife Cherry Seaborn - also talked about how he developed an eating disorder as he compared himself to toned pop-stars such as Justin Bieber. He said, “My best friend died. And he shouldn’t have. Ed Sheeran talks about his struggles with suicidal thoughts, eating disorder I’ve always had real lows in my life. But it wasn’t really till last year that I actually addressed it. I felt like I didn’t want to live anymore. And I have had that throughout my life...You’re under the waves drowning. You’re just sort of in this thing. And you can’t get out of it.” Sheeran added that being depressed made him feel ‘selfish’ as a father. He added, “No one really talks about their feelings where I come from. People think it is weird getting a therapist in England... But I think it’s very helpful to be able to speak with someone and just vent, and not feel guilty about venting.” — IANS Banana diet for Adah Adah Sharma, who was seen in the action thriller film Commando 3, is busy shooting for Commando 4. For the role, she is on a strict banana diet. Adah, who has been a pure vegetarian all her life, said: “Bananas are rich in potassium, good for the hair and skin, great for digestion. Bananas release a mood-regulating substance called tryptophan, which is converted to serotonin in the brain. It elevates the mood and makes you happy. I’m very inspired by monkeys and gorillas. They eat bananas and seem so fun and energetic.” The actress got an opportunity to essay a police officer in the Commando franchise. — IANS
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