06112023-LSTC-01.qxd 11/5/2023 10:04 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Diva’s day out Life Selena Gomez made her first public outing days since threatening to delete her Instagram account after she was criticised for remaining silent on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. LUDHIANA | MONDAY | 6 NOVEMBER 2023 Music rooted in Maati... PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL Mona Wedding bells Randeep Hooda to tie the knot with Lin Laishram Randeep Hooda is all set to marry actress and his long-time girlfriend Lin Laishram by the end of November, claimed a source close to the Sarbjit fame star. The source said, “It’s true. Randeep is getting married to Lin by the end of this month. The couple was in a relationship for past many years.” “However, the wedding venue is yet to be decided. It will be a close knit ceremony, and will be attended by his family and friends,” the source said. Lin hails from Manipur. She was seen in movies like Mary Kom, Rangoon, and most recently Jaane Jaan. On the work front, Randeep next has Swatantrya Veer Savarkar and Tera Kya Hoga Lovely. — IANS A A Mil Yaar Saar Lai Meri, Bhavein Jaan Na Jaan Ve Vehde Aa Vad Mere, Ik Nukte Vich Gal Mukkdi Ae, Ik Tona Achanba Gavan Gi… were some of the kalaams by Baba Bulleh Shah, sung by singer-songwriter Harpreet on Saturday. The evening, organised by Murty Classical Library of India and Harvard University Press in association with the Novel Bunch, was a tribute to the 18th century poet Bulleh Shah. Known for performing poetry, Harpreet picked up verses from Bullhe Shah’s Sufi Lyrics, a book by Murty Classical Library of India, a translation by Christopher Shackle. The new translation in English is presented alongside the Panjabi text, in the Gurmukhi script. While Baba Bulleh Shah is no stranger in this part of the world, expositions and interesting anecdotes about the Sufi saint by social worker Ravee Pandher and Army veteran Col Ashish Bedi, in Punjabi and English, respectively, added to the whole experience. Long hair, donning a hot Bulleh Shah’s kalaams in singer-songwriter Harpreet’s baritone voice was all we needed to satiate our parched souls pink kurta with dhoti, Harpreet took the stage with his guitar and won the full auditorium at Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Public Administration — 26. It was truly a musical night for Chandigarh folks – if popular Bollywood singer Arijit Singh kept his long awaited date at Sector 34, with added charm of Ranbir Kapoor taking on the stage with him, here in another corner of the city, the audience were soaked in Sufi rang. Harpreet, growing up in Haryana, first moved to Delhi, then Mumbai and now he calls Goa home. But he insists that Punjab holds a special place in his heart and musical journey. “Given a chance I just jump at the opportunity of coming to Punjab. My heart resides in its mitti, and its writers.” Harpreet, who has sung many poets, including Kabir, Suryakant Tripathi Nirala, Faiz and also contemporary ones, started with his composition called Maati. “Right from the horse to its rider, the bagh bageeche to the ones who have come to watch it are all maati,” shared Harpreet before singing the composition. The audience was soaked in the spiritual spirit and his baritone voice. “My version is but elementary. For better exposition, pick up the book Bullhe Shah’s Sufi Lyrics,” he called out the the audience. A charmer, Harpreet was happy clicking pictures with children and seniors alike. Humble and honest, Harpreet opened up, “While compositions are spurting in me all the time, I am a lazy writer. Baba Bulleh Shah is not just my favourite but my safe space where I go whenever I need inspiration.” His next is an ambitious project, based on a book Khooni Vaisakhi. “It’s a labour of love, we are going on with the tentative title Khooni Vaisakhi for that’s what the book is called. It’s a truly enriching journey that I am eager to share with my listeners.” Hi there! Alia Bhatt poses with badminton player Chirag Shetty Alia Bhatt recently visited Delhi for an event where she crossed paths with badminton player Chirag Shetty. On Saturday, Chirag took to his Instagram account and shared a picture from his meeting with Alia. He shared the picture on his stories, which he captioned, “Pleasure meeting you @aliabhatt! Had always been a huge admirer of your work.” Meanwhile, on the work front, Alia will be next seen in director Vasan Bala’s upcoming film Jigra. The film is all set to hit theatres on September 27, 2024. Apart from this, Alia will also be seen in director Farhan Akhtar’s film Jee Le Zaraa alongside Priyanka Chopra and Katrina Kaif. — ANI Here comes the man in black ANI On the second anniversary of the action thriller film Sooryavanshi director Rohit Shetty shared the first look of actor Akshay Kumar from the film Singham Again. Taking to Instagram, Rohit shared a post which he captioned, “In Singham Again, we are just doing what our fans want us to do! So here it is..Akshay Kumar and a helicopter! As we complete 2 years of Sooryavanshi, Veer Sooryavanshi joins the battle with Singham. #SinghamAgain.” In the first look, Akshay could be seen jumping off a helicopter while holding guns. The Sooryavanshi actor could be seen donning all black outfits. Ariana Grande’s ex-husband Dalton Gomez seen with Maika Monroe at concert Pop star Ariana Grande’s ex-husband Dalton Gomez was spotted getting all hot and heavy with actress Maika Monroe as the two were seen engaging in a heavy and passionate kissing session during a concert. The It Follows star and Maika at singer Fred Again’s show at the Shrine Auditorium in LA The two made no efforts to hide themselves, making it more than safe to assume that they are in a relationship. Ariana Grande as she too has long moved on from her ex-husband, as she is now dating singer Ethan Slater. — IANS About the show The show traces the tale of Doree, a six-year-old girl who lives with her foster father Ganga Prasad in the Bunkar mohalla of Varanasi. Prasad is a dedicated father who finds his life’s purpose in bringing up Doree. The show features veteran actor Sudha Chandran as Kailashi Devi and versatile actor Amar Upadhyay as Ganga Prasad. Child actor Mahi Bhanushali will play the young version of Doree. In grey shade A propagator of patriarchy, Devi has a conservative worldview which is at odds with Doree, a progressive girl, who believes in gender equality. Sudha, shares her perspective on playing a negative lead, “Whenever I play a negative role, they are Sudha Chandran and Amar Upadhyay, who will be seen in Doree, talk about gender inequality in our society author-backed and strong. It is very difficult for the fans to accept a negative character which makes it even more difficult to make room for it in their hearts. I am happy and thankful that all my experiments depicting negative roles are accepted beautifully by the audience and my fans. It means that I have succeeded as an actor.” Kailashi does not want a girl child because she thinks of girls are unworthy and incapable of carrying for- ward the family’s legacy. She is a staunch propagator of patriarchy. She represents the conservative ideologies that the story aims to challenge through a six-year-old Doree. In real life, Sudha feels sorry for people who believe that men are better than women and hopes that the show would bring about some positive changes. Father-daughter saga Amar talks about his role in the upcoming show, “I got this lovely character of a specially-abled guy from a poor background. I wanted to play such an inspiring character for such a long time! While Ganga Prasad is not able to earn a livelihood for himself, he adopts an abandoned girl child and it’s a lovely story of how she becomes his life. It’s a beautiful father-daughter story and I don’t mind a long-time commitment on television as long as I get to do something different and challenging.” ‘Match dekho burger khao’ Varun Dhawan gives a sneak peek into his Sunday Funday With Team India’s World Cup match against South Africa, Sunday turned out to be indeed special for cricket lovers. Varun Dhawan also made sure to enjoy the thrilling match and that too by gorging on a burger. Taking to Instagram, Varun dropped a few pictures of him flaunting his ripped abs. Interestingly, he is seen eating a burger while flexing his muscles. “Sunday= cheat meals. A lot of hardwork went into earning this burger. Match dekho burger khaoo,” he captioned the post. — ANI ANI c m y b Ranbir Kapoor Bobby Deol praises actor Ranbir Kapoor Sheetal Moving on club Helmed by Rohit Shetty Singham Again also stars Ajay Devgn, Deepika Padukone, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Tiger Shroff, and Ranveer Singh in the lead roles. Singham Again is the third installment of the super-hit franchise and the film is all set to hit theatres on the occasion of Independence Day 2024. It will face a big clash with Allu Arjun’s Pushpa 2. — ANI Hoping for a change Colors is all set to launch yet another socially-relevant and thought-provoking social drama, titled Doree. It explores the reality of many abandoned girls, who are not embraced by their parents. This gender inequality is entrenched in the psyche of people. Fan Rohit Shetty shares Akshay Kumar’s first look from Singham Again One of the most anticipated films of 2023 is Ranbir Kapoor-starrer Animal. A major reason why the film has also grabbed eyeballs is due to Bobby Deol’s antagonist avatar. In the teaser, those last few glimpses of Bobby, exuding total savage vibes, left fans in awe. Now with the trailer for Animal dropping soon, people are wanting to see more of Bobby’s villain avatar. But do you know there is an interesting reason behind Bobby working with Ranbir in Animal? Well, recently on Koffee With Karan Season 8, the bromance brewing between Bobby and Ranbir was quite evident. When host Karan Bobby Deol Johar asked Bobby about working with Ranbir on Animal, the actor was full of admiration. While KJo revealed how Ranbir had always admired Bobby’s work, Bobby also shared how he was a huge fan of Ranbir Kapoor’s craft. The film will be released on December 1. Roaring time The makers of the recently released action film Leo organised a special success meet event for the fans in Chennai. The star cast of the film, including director Lokesh Kangraj, actors Thalapathy Vijay, Trisha, Myskkin, Sany Master, and Arjun Sarja among others arrived at the fans’ event. On Saturday night, Thalapathy Vijay took to Instagram and shared a string of pictures from the fan event. — ANI Thalapathy Vijay shares glimpses from Leo success meet ANI
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