21082023-LSTC-01.qxd 8/20/2023 10:16 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Hate story Life Paris Hilton has hit back at her “haters” at a music festival. She said, “This is dedicated to the two haters at the front, holding up signs saying that I’m not playing live. …Go hate on someone else.” CHANDIGARH | MONDAY | 21 AUGUST 2023 From theatre to small roles to headlining Do Gubbare, the actor is mighty pleased with his career graph Mona Shaw S stopper! ‘Not part of the rat race’ Sheetal Prreit Kamal is gearing up for her upcoming film, Fer Mamlaa Gadbad Hai, releasing this October. The actress, who started her career with Bollywood film Babloo Happy Hai, soon shifted her focus towards Punjabi cinema. In her debut film Saab Bahadar, she was paired with Ammy Virk. She says, “I had shifted to Chandigarh from Delhi around the Covid times because I wished to act in Punjabi films. And staying here helped me polish my language.” The actress, who recently lost her father, gives mental health as much importance as physical health. She takes regular breaks from social media. She explains, “I think people, especially public figures, are deceiving themselves by posting only good things on social media. There are very few artistes who talk about their mental peace and problems. I admire Deepika Padukone for talking about depression she faced. In times when your talent is judged by number of followers you have, I feel blessed to be not a part of this race.” Prreit Kamal, who will be seen in Punjabi film Fer Mamlaa Gadbad Hai, says she takes frequent social media breaks to maintain her sanity Disha Patani shares BTS video of Kyun Karu Fikar Shah Rukh Khan is an inspiring figure for all of us outsiders who dream of making it to the tinsel town. ‘Biggest tribute to Malayalam cinema’ King of Kotha trailer played at Times Square Dulquer Salmaan, who is all set for the release of his action thriller film King of Kotha, shared his excitement as the trailer of the movie was played at New York’s Times Square, saying it’s a biggest tribute to Malayalam cinema. King of Kotha, Dulquer’s all-time high budget film, is produced by Wayfarer Films and Zee Studios and tells the story of two eras. It is the directorial debut of Abhilash Joshiy. Earlier, the trailer of the movie was unveiled by Shah Rukh Khan, and also by Suriya, Mohanlal and Nagarjuna. Dulquer took to Instagram and shared a video, wherein we can see the glimpse of the trailer being featured at Times Square. People on the streets of New York can be seen cheering for the actor. He wrote, “Cannot contain my excitement. King of Kotha has become the first Malayalam film to have its trailer played at New York City’s Times Square. Having visited the busy and vibrant Time’s Square several times, never even dreamed of appearing on the screens there. Big moment for me personally and the biggest tribute we can give to Malayalam Cinema.”—IANS Take my ring, not my dogs Watch out Disha Patani, who is all set with music video Kyun Karu Fikar, her directorial debut, shared a behind-thescenes from the shoot diaries. In the video, Disha can be seen doing the preparations and discussing the shots with the team. The music video will be out on August 21. Meanwhile, on the film front, Disha will be seen sharing screen space with Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Prabhas and Kamal Haasan in Project K, which is directed by Nag Ashwin. Disha also has Yodha with Sidharth Malhotra in her kitty. —ANI In the midst of her ongoing divorce battle with her husband, Britney Spears and Sam Asghari are caught in a tussle involving their dogs, who the pop star has refused Britney Spears refuses to part with her dogs amid ongoing divorce battle to give up, stating that she won’t give her estranged partner custody of her pooches. While the ongoing split is tough for her and “painful experience” as she had earlier detailed, but something that had to be done, the fight over their dogs is far more fierce. Amidst the couple going through their split, where the singer is more than happy to return her diamond ring which got on her engagement, but is refusing to let her estranged husband “seize custody” of her pooches. — IANS c m y b IDDHARTH SHAW is getting rave reviews for his show Do Gubbare. With an impressive rating of 8.6 on IMDB, the newly-minted OTT hero is up all night checking out his social media messages, reviews and reading every single word written or said about the show! Smiling earto-ear, he says, “Many people have reached out to me saying that they loved Do Gubbare as they could sit together as a family and watch this show.” Playing Mr Right, Rohit, Siddharth loved that he got to work with the veteran actor Mohan Agashe. “It’s the coming-of-age story of Rohit. Life takes him from Indore to Pune and he finds a mentor in his landlord Aazoba, played by Agashe.” Siddharth, who has been doing theatre since the age of five, had his first brush with the entertainment world with a small role in Love Aaj Kal in 2020. Soon web series Criminal Justice: Adhura Sach and Not Dating followed. Born in Lucknow, he grew up in Delhi where he became a part of the Delhi Theatre Circuit in Mandi House. He then completed his schooling from Mayo College, Ajmer and joined Delhi University. He stayed active in the theatre circuit. “Being on stage and taking the audience on a rollercoaster of emotions is something I have always loved.” In films and web series, he finds an opportunity to make an impact as an actor. “Filmmaking is a fine profession, not only we make people laugh and cry but also give out messages integral to society. I wonder why this line is looked down upon.” Siddharth believes that the universe pushes you in the direction you are meant to be in. “I have been associated with theatre forever. And then cinema beckoned.” The year he thought of moving to Mumbai after completing his college education, the pandemic struck. “I saw it as a blessing in disguise. I got to hone my craft, and silver lining was the boom OTT saw. Suddenly, so much content was being produced giving us actors ample of opportunities.” Siddharth is happy that the industry has opened doors for non-industry folks. Shah Rukh Khan is his hero. “He is an inspiring figure for all of us outsiders who want to dream of making it to the tinsel town.” His favourite remains Ranbir Kapoor, though. “I was in the boarding school when Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani was released and we all idolised Bunny (Ranbir Kapoor’s character). We all wanted to fall, rise and make headway in life. I emulated Bunny. And I am in awe of Ranbir Kapoor, his mastery over the craft.” Siddharth would next be seen in horror drama Bokshi and couple of web projects. Goodbye Jones Ron Cepha Jones passes away at 66 Emmy Award winning actor Ron Cepha Jones, best known for his work in the highly acclaimed American drama series This Is Us for playing William Hill, has died at the age of 66. In addition to This Is Us, the actor also appeared in Mr Robot, The Get Down and Luke Cage. — IANS Bean there, done that Adele reveals quitting coffee was tough, it gave her migraine Adele has opened up on her caffeine addiction, saying that calling quits on coffee is even tougher than giving up weed which has left her with a horrible migraine. This has increased her withdrawal by a great margin causing her a lot of pain, though belting out hits on stage has made it easier to deal with the whole mess. The British mega pop star revealed to her audience back during her gig in Las Vegas, that giving up coffee has been harder for her than it was giving up smoking weed. However, she admitted that adrenaline and caffeine ‘must be the same thing’ as she always feels better after taking to the stage. Talking about her withdrawal, she said, “I’m disgusted by what these withdrawal symptoms are. I’m not giving in now. I did have about 25 decaf coffees yesterday trying to trick my brain into thinking I was drinking coffee.” —IANS Banita Sandhu comes out about her relationship with singer AP Dhillon It’s official Banita Sandhu, who is known for her work in October and Sardar Udham, has made her relationship with Punjabi music artiste AP Dhillon official. The actress recently took to Instagram to share an array of loved up pictures with the Brown Munde hitmaker. Banita wrote in the caption, “with me” and dropped a heart emoji with it. Rumours about AP Dhillon and Banita Sandhu started doing the rounds after they featured together in the singer’s recent music video With You. Earlier, a picture of the two kissing also went viral. Talking about AP Dhillon, the Summer High hitmaker recently released his documentary AP Dhillon: First of a Kind, the premier of which was a starry affair as many Bollywood celebs, including superstar Salman Khan attended the premiere of the series in Mumbai. —IANS
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