30092023-LSTL-01.qxd 9/29/2023 10:27 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE He’s elated! Superstar Salman Khan is elated with the response that the first video asset — Tiger Ka Message — from Tiger 3 is getting from audiences worldwide. LUDHIANA | SATURDAY | 30 SEPTEMBER 2023 These actors are tuned in... I Mona Ecological thought Saiyami Kher undertakes clean-up drive at Juhu beach In a significant initiative aimed at preserving Mumbai’s natural beauty and environment, renowned actress Saiyami Kher has taken the lead in organising a post-visarjan clean-up drive at Juhu beach. This endeavour is in partnership with dedicated volunteers from the Bhamla Foundation. Saiyami Kher, who recently teamed up with the United Nations for disability welfare, has consistently demonstrated her commitment to social causes. She shared a powerful message for all Mumbaikars: “Bappa will certainly not like seeing our beaches filled with litter post the festivities. I have worked with Afroz Shah, who has been doing incredible work for the last seven years. Very happy to join the Bhamla foundation this time. Our devotion should extend to preserving the beauty of our city and its beaches. Let us join hands in this noble cause to keep our shores clean and thriving.” N Pollywood, it’s a norm that singers turn into actors. Bollywood enjoys the reverse phenomenon, as popular actors turn into singers! Right from the legendary Amitabh Bachchan crooning the memorable Mere Angne Mein (Laawaris) and Rang Barse (Silsila), there have been many actors who have sung for their characters on screen. Aati Kya Khandala from Ghulam by Aamir Khan; Hangover (Kick) by Salman Khan; Gully’s rap numbers Doori and Mere Gully Mein by Ranveer Singh; Samjhawan (Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania) and Ikk Kudi (Udta Punjab) by Alia Bhatt, noted actors have often worn playback singers’ shoes with élan! Here’s a look at some of the new entrants into the club. Gold actor Sunny Kaushal celebrated his 34th birthday by turning a new leaf. Sunny, who goes by his pen name SunSunnyKhez, released his debut single Jhandey on September 28. A Punjabi hip-hop number, for it Sunny collaborated with Bharg Kale. It marks his debut as an independent artiste. The multifaceted Sunny stepped into the industry as an assistant director with My Friend Pinto and Gunday, making a crossover (Howard), whose book plots become valuable tools for a real super-spy agency that includes Argylle (Cavill). The film is all set to hit the theatres on February 2, 2024. Grammy winner Lipa is also providing original songs for the film. Meanwhile, Cavill was recently seen in The Witcher Season 3 (Volume 2), which premiered on the OTT platform Netflix. —ANI Alia Bhatt into acting soon after. SURREAL EXPERIENCE The much-loved Akshara of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, actress Hina Khan recently turned singer with her debut number Barsaat Aa Gayi. Dubbing her first-ever song on record as ‘a truly surreal experience’, she sizzles in Hina Khan the music video. The TV actress debuted in films with Vikram Bhatt’s psychological thriller Hacked. While the world knows the singing prowess of Ayushmann Khurrana, who has given memorable songs Pani Da Rang, Chan Kitthan and Raatan Kaaliyan, his younger brother, Apar- Shruti Haasan shakti Khurana, too is taking steady steps towards becoming a known singer. Debuting with Ik Vaari in 2016 with his elder brother, he came out with Kudiye Ni in 2019. In fact, he composed both these numbers. Over the years he has sung for other composers too; his last, Yaadan Teriyaan Parineeti Chopra Meriyaan, in 2023, was for Zee Music Originals. ALL IN THE FAMILY Priyanka Chopra, who forayed into Hollywood on the power of singing before gaining foothold as an actor on foreign shores, has her younger cousin following in her footsteps. Parineeti Chopra, who recently got hitched in a dream wedding to politician Raghav Chadha, is a trained singer. She has proved her mettle as a singer in songs like Maana Ke Hum Yaar Nahin (Meri Pyaari Bindu), Teri Mitti (Kesari) and Matlabi Yariyan (The Girl on the Train). She also often shares her renderings of classic numbers on social media. Singer-actress Shruti Haasan, vocalist of an alternative rock band, has sung in many of her father Kamal Haasan’s films in different languages, beginning as a child artiste. Establishing herself as an actress, Shruti has also composed music for different projects. Actors from different industries are too taking to singing. Seerat Kapoor, who is known for her work in Telugu cinema, has made her singing debut with the song Aao Na, which was launched recently. The song also features Aman Preet Singh, who is the brother of actress Rakul Preet Singh. “This song is incredibly special to me. I hope it resonates with the audience and leaves a lasting impression,” says Seerat. Now that we recently saw Randeep Hooda in a video Zohrajabeen with B Praak... do we hear him hum a new tune soon? Yo Yo, Sonakshi are back! Argylle trailer out Makers of the upcoming spy thriller film Argylle have unveiled the film’s official trailer. Helmed by Matthew Vaughn, the film stars Henry Cavill, Dua Lipa, Sam Rockwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, John Cena, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, Adriana DeBose and Samuel L. Jackson in pivotal roles. The script by Jason Fuchs centres on a famous spy novelist Elly Conway Sunny Kaushal and Hina Khan are the latest to join the bandwagon of actors-turned-singers, which boasts of known names such as Alia Bhatt, Ayushmann Khurrana and Parineeti Chopra in the current times. Is it a trend that will last? We take a look Sunny Kaushal in Jhandey A still from Argylle She’s Lola! Jennifer Aniston reveals her old nickname Hollywood star Jennifer Aniston, who is best known for her iconic role as Rachel on hit sitcom Friends, has revealed the nickname she acquired when she first moved to California. The Hollywood star, 54, is currently promoting her latest haircare line. She opened up on the reason behind the branding. Aniston said it was simply to do with an old-school nickname she acquired when she moved to California. She said: “I wish there was a story with some profound meaning behind it, but Lola was actually the name of my first car when I moved to California. Lola became a nickname for me and when the time to find a name for my company arrived, it felt like the perfect name for my haircare line.” — IANS After the grand success of their track Desi Kalakaar, rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh and actress Sonakshi Sinha are collaborating once again after nine years. They will be seen together in the song Kalaastar. On Friday, Yo Yo Honey Singh announced the official release date of the song. Taking to Instagram, Singh dropped a new poster which he captioned as, “Save the date Kalaastar… 15th October. Thank you everyone for loving and supporting.” In the new poster, Sonakshi could be seen pointing a gun towards Singh. Soon after the rapper announced the official release date of the song, fans flooded the comments’ section with red hearts and fire emoticons. Recently, the makers unveiled the teaser of the song, which received a fantastic response from the fans. Meanwhile, Sonakshi will be next seen in the action film Bade Miyan Chote Miyan alongside Tiger Shroff and Akshay Kumar. Apart from that, Sonakshi also has Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s web series Heeramandi, and Nikita Roy and the Book of Darkness in her kitty. — ANI Retail therapy for Hugh! The Prestige star Hugh Jackman treated himself to some new books, as he enjoyed some retail therapy amid his split from Deborra-Lee Furness. The 54-year-old star decided to hit the shops in Manhattan on Thursday and was pictured heading home from his solo outing. Hugh seemed to be in good spirits as he carried a large shopping bag. The actor decided on a very stylish look, wearing a burnt orange long sleeve jumper over a white t-shirt. He also opted for a pair of denim c m y b jeans and brown suede boots. He covered his face with a pair of dark sunglasses and was at one point seen with AirPods in his ears. Hugh had his bushy grey beard carefully styled and wore his hair in a small quiff. His outing comes after fans were left shocked when he announced his split from wife Deborra-Lee. In a joint statement, the former couple said: "We have been blessed to share almost three decades together as husband and wife in a wonderful, loving marriage. Our journey now is shifting and we have decided to separate to pursue our individual growth. Our family has been and always will be our highest priority. We undertake this next chapter with gratitude, love, and kindness. We greatly appreciate your understanding in respecting our privacy as our family navigates this transition in all of our lives.” Speaking about the split, Hugh admitted that he wasgoing through a ‘difficult time’. It's also been claimed that the split was a ‘long time coming’. — IANS Spooky stuff! Singer Cardi B says she’s tormented by a ghost Rapper Cardi B doesn’t feel at peace despite living in a luxurious mansion. She claims to have been tormented by a ‘pervert ghost’ in the house. On September 26, the Grammy winner ended her social media break and went on Instagram Live to detail her scary encounter with the spirit. “I go and take a shower, and I get out the shower and go lay on my bed. I start hearing like a fly sound. I haven’t been able to find the… fly,” she shared. Cardi said: “I told my driver to get one of those things you kill the fly with, the spatula to kill the fly. I don’t see the… fly. Then I start hearing this sound in the hallway. It sounds like somebody’s on the phone. I call the security guard to tell the other security guard that’s guarding the house outside to come in the house to hear the sound. Tell me how the sound is gone. It’s gone out of nowhere. All I’m saying is that there’s a ghost or spirit in this house...” — IANS
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