25052023-LSTC-01.qxd 5/24/2023 10:34 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE SRK video calls 60-year-old fan battling cancer First look Karan Johar shared a post to celebrate his 25 years as a director in Bollywood and made an announcement about the first look of his upcoming film, Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahaani. ANI CHANDIGARH | THURSDAY | 25 MAY 2023 Sheetal A S much as documentaries are in vogue since the pandemic, the subgenre of documentaries on celebs have also found many takers in the past two years. Celebrities are being approached by various OTT platforms to channel their fandom into viewership. We bring a list of celeb docuseries/films and what makes them popular. Going live Documentaries on celebs are the flavour of the season on OTT. What makes them strike a chord with audiences? We find out King of hearts Superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s fans have an undying love for him and the star too, never misses a chance to reciprocate the love and support he has been receiving from the audiences worldwide. He recently took time off his work and fulfilled a 60-year-old cancer patient Shivani’s wish. The fan had expressed her wish of meeting him at least once in her life, and SRK surprised her through a video call. Pictures of SRK from his video call with Shivani went viral. Several fan pages of SRK detailed how the actor called up Shivani. According to the fan pages, SRK spoke to Shivani for almost 30 minutes and also promised to help her financially. SRK’s kind gesture has won many hearts. “Shivani Devi a 60-year- old lady who is a last stage cancer Shah Rukh patient... Her last wish to Khan spoke to meet Shah Rukh Khan sir...Yeah she is also a biggest cancer patient Shivani fan of SRK...And finally for almost 30 minutes Shah Rukh sir fulfilled her and also promised to wish #ShahRukhKhan loves help her his fans more than his fans financially. love him #SRK,” a social media user tweeted. “Remember Shivani That 60Yrs Old Last Stage Cancer Patient From Kolkata Her Last Wish Was To Meet Shah Rukh Khan Her Wish Got Fulfilled Last Night, Today SRK Sir Called Her Talked Almost 30 Minutes, He Is The Humblest Star On Earth For A Reason,” another user wrote on Twitter. This is not the first time that SRK has done something special for his fan. In 2017, he sent a video message to a cancer patient named Aruna P .K., who earlier expressed her desire to meet the actor over social media. No wonder SRK is called the king of hearts! — ANI Actor Vaibhavi Upadhyaya, best known for TV series Sarabhai vs Sarabhai: Take 2, was killed in a road accident in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district on Monday, after her SUV fell into a gorge near Sidhwan in the Banjar area. The accident occurred when the driver of the car was negotiating a steep curve. “Vaibhavi tried to get out of the vehicle through the window and sustained a head injury which proved fatal. She was rushed to civil hospital Banjar where the doctors declared her dead,” SP Kullu Sakshi Verma told. The last rites of the actor, who was in her 30s, will be held in Mumbai on Wednesday. The body of the deceased was handed over to her brother Ankit Upadhyaya after postmortem. Her family stays in Chandigarh. The driver of the car survived the crash with minor injuries. Rupali Ganguly, who played Monisha in Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai, wrote “Gone too soon Vaibhavi...” on her Instagram Stories alongside a still of the late actor from their show. “Can’t believe this,” Ganguly captioned another picture of Upadhyaya. Upadhyaya’s acting credits also include the Deepika Padukone-starrer Chhapaak and TV shows such as CID and Adaalat. — PTI HOMECOMING JEEN-YUHS: A KANYE TRILOGY COURTING CONTROVERSY The more controversial the star, the better the traction — that’s one motto of makers/platforms when they pick a celeb for their next ‘click-bait’ docuseries. But some of them are really well-made as viewers demand more of their content by the end. Take for instance, docu-film, Framing Britney Spears, released in February 2021 which sparked #FreeBritney movement amidst her ongoing conservatorship case. The popularity and audiences’ curiosity to know more about it led into making of another documentary film, Britney Vs Spears, for Netflix. Another case that garnered much media attention last year was that of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s legal battle. While Discovery+ and Prime Video aired a documentary titled Johnny vs. Amber around the time of their ongoing trial, giving details about what went wrong in the ex husband-wife’s relation, there’s another, Depp vs Heard, releasing on Channel 4 soon. While Indian audience will have to wait longer for it to air, this three-part series is directed by BAFTA-nominated Emma Cooper. Another controversial celeb figure, Ye (Kanye West) brought Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy last year, but then he went on to target the makers. PAMELA: A LOVE STORY TRAVIS SCOTT: LOOK MOM I CAN FLY UPCOMING CELEB DOCUMENTARIES DOCU-SERIES OR FILMS ON SPORTS CELEBS ■ BTS ■ Monuments: Beyond the Star: Disney + Hotstar ■ This is AP Dhillon: Amazon Prime Video ■ Untitled documentary on Rihanna ■ Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues: Apple TV+ ON MENTAL HEALTH The Selena Gomez documentary made many subscribe to Apple TV just to gain an opinion and a front row ticket to Hailey Bieber versus Selena drama. But the series offered so much more than that. Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me documents her struggles with her physical and mental well-being after she got diagnosed with Lupus and Bipolar disorder. In fact, it is directed by Alek Keshishian, who had previously made Madonna: Truth or Dare, on pop-star Madonna. ONE FOR THE FANS Many public figures have used this ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ McGregor Forever (2023) Reggie (2023) 14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible (2021) Stephen Curry: Underrated (2023) The Last Dance (2020) Shaq (2022) opportunity to develop a deeper connection with fans by giving them access to their personal journey. KPop band BTS’s fandom that took over the world can also be traced back to the docu-film or series that were made since 2019. The latest one, released on Disney + Hotstar in 2023, SUGA Road to D-DAY is about BTS member and music producer, Suga. Another releases Pamela: A Love Story (2023) and Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry (2021) followed the career and rise to fame of Pamela Anderson and Billie Eilish, respectively. Similarly, there are documentaries on celebs Shawn Mendes, Ariana Netflix Prime Video Netflix Apple TV+ Netflix Prime Video Grande and Travis Scott. CONCERT SPECIALS Celebrated singer and Grammy-winner, Beyonce has more than seven documentaries and concert specials, Homecoming, being the latest, which was released in 2019. This film is a ground-breaking and emotional documentary chronicling Beyoncé’s historic 2018 Coachella performance, showcasing her artistic vision, cultural significance, and tireless work ethic. The same way, Korean girl band, Black Pink released their documentary with debut album, Light Up the Sky. RIP, Nitesh Pandey Anupamaa actor Nitesh Daddy cool Pandey is no more Life cut short Actor Nitesh Pandey, who essayed the role of Dheeraj Kumar in the top rated television show Anupamaa, has passed away due to a cardiac arrest. He was 51. The actor suffered a massive cardiac arrest late on Tuesday night in Igatpuri near Nashik. Nitesh started his journey with theatre in 1990. In 1995, he bagged the role of a detective in Tejas. He went on to work in serials like Manzilein Apani Apani, Astitva...Ek Prem Kahani, Saaya and Durgesh Nandini. Apart from television, he Actress Vaibhavi Upadhyaya killed in road accident PTI also worked in films. His work in the National Award winning film Khosla Ka Ghosla received widespread appreciation. He also starred in Om Shanti Om and Badhaai Do. He also worked in television show Pyar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyara Pyara and ran an independent production house named Dream Castle Productions. Nitesh was from Almora, Kumaon, in Uttarakhand. He is survived by his actresswife Arpita Pandey. The two had met on a TV show Justajoo after which they got married in 2003. Nitesh was earlier married to actress Ashwini Kalsekar. — IANS In the heat of the moment PTI Hollywood star Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson were involved in a tense exchange with a man at the Cannes Film Festival. The actor and his wife seemingly scolded an employee as they attended the premiere of his new movie Asteroid City. On Tuesday, May 23, the pair walked the red carpet together to support the special screening of Wes Ander- c m y b RITA WILSON AND TOM HANKS REUTERS son’s film. In photos which have circulated online, the Oscar winner was seen furiously pointing his finger at the young man and making a stern face while his wife was also holding her hand up in front of her as she spoke to the man. It’s not clear what they were discussing, but the man was also seen gesturing at Hanks as he posed with his Asteroid City co-stars on the red carpet. However, Hanks and Wilson continued to trek down the red carpet. — IANS Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone’s daughters have revealed that he has written break-up texts for them in the past and teased that he has been “standoffish” with their potential partners. The actor, 76, best known for his roles in the Rocky and Rambo film series, was discussed by his daughters Sophia Stallone, 26, and Sistine Stallone, 24, on a podcast recently. The siblings, who appear alongside their father in the reality TV show The Family Stallone, which debuted this month, spoke about how he handles them dating people. They made the remarks about their father whilst they were guests on the latest episode of the Giggly Squad podcast. — IANS Sylvester Stallone writes breakup texts on behalf of his daughters
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