Veteran writer Javed Akhtar discussed details about his style of parenting. He said he knew children are not inclined to follow what they are told, and, instead, tend to observe and emulate the actions of those around them
Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar
Turning up on Cyrus Broacha’s chat show, veteran writer Javed Akhtar discussed details about his style of parenting. Talking about the lessons he gave his kids, Farhan and Zoya Akhtar, he said he knew children are not inclined to follow what they are told, and, instead, tend to observe and emulate the actions of those around them. They pay attention to people’s moral values, and beliefs. “Both my children are religious atheist people. In fact, Farhan wrote ‘not applicable’ in the religion section of his daughters’ birth certificates,” recalled Javed. Advocating for the notion that a child’s upbringing is influenced by the environment, he said kids could either develop an aversion to certain behaviours, or could assimilate them.
Harrdy Sandhu announced his first all-India tour, titled, In My Feelings. It will commence on November 18, conclude in December, and travel to Delhi, Indore, Mumbai, Kolkata, Jaipur, Pune, and Bhubaneswar. Sandhu, known for songs such as Bijlee bijlee, Kya baat ay, and Soch, said he looks forward to meeting his fans. “I’m excited to kickstart my first all-India tour. It was long overdue and I’m happy to finally do it at such an interesting career juncture. It will allow me to meet my fans and experience their abundant love,” said Sandhu.
Homecoming for Abhijeet
Abhijeet Sawant, the first winner of a singing reality show, turned up on the sets of its ongoing edition, and reflected on his journey. “I want to extend my gratitude and pay respect to this platform. It feels like I’m back home,” he said, further addressing judge Kumar Sanu, stating, “You are my greatest idol. Ever since I started singing, I learned your songs and sang like you. Thanks for being my inspiration, making me the singer I am today.”
Bandra folks were treated to a gigantic mural painting of Brit singer Ed Sheeran at Carter Road ahead of his Mumbai gig. Integrated with augmented reality, it gave passers-by a chance to witness the 360° stage that Sheeran will take to, by scanning their phones on the barcode scanner painted on the wall. The wall comes alive in vibrant colours as the painting of Sheeran appears to ‘perform’ when the image is scanned. The singer is bringing his Mathematics tour to Mumbai in March 2024.
Kamal, Ratnam roll for next after 36 years
Kamal Haasan has begun shooting for the film, tentatively titled KH234, which sees him join forces with Mani Ratnam, 36 years after the maestros collaborated on the all-time classic, Nayakan. The film will also see AR Rahman return to Ratnam’s universe after the two-part Tamil epic, Ponniyin Selvan. Haasan’s production company announced the collaboration, stating: “Unified forces of Indian cinema. Let the celebration begin!” The announcement video showcased the cast and crew of the film that is expected to release on November 7, 2024, to coincide with the star’s birthday. Haasan had a cameo in Thalapathy Vijay’s action-thriller Leo, and has also wrapped up filming the thriller drama, Indian 2.