Desi Talk – that’s all you need to know 29 ENTERTAINMENT June 11, 2021 Actor Sonu Sood Appeals To The Privileged To Help The Needy During COVID Pandemic A ctor and social worker Sonu Sood is among the celebrities who have appealed to privileged people to help the needy during the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s high time the privileged ones come forward and support such needy families. They need us. Please find them because they might not be able to find you,” Sonu Sood tweeted. His post comes after learning about the case of a 19-year-old girl who lost her brother and father due to Covid. “City: Nagpur. Day:1 Mother, Father, Brother and Sister all tested positive.Day:7 Brother dies, Mom and Dad who are critical are not informed. Day: 9 Father dies without knowing the son passed away two days ago. Day: 10 Mother is very critical. Only survivor is this 19 yr old girl,” Sonu Sood tweeted on Saturday night. And now on Sunday, Sonu Sood informed that the girl has lost her mother too. “I woke up with the news that her mom also passed away just now. Now this little girl is all alone. Please come forward and support such families. They need you. If you can’t, let me know, I will. Life is so unfair,” he added. From helping migrants to reach their homes to ar- ranging medicines and other Covid-19 relief resources for the patients, Sonu Sood is doing humanitarian work since the Covid-19 outbreak happened in the country. -ANI Sonu Sood, the coverstar of Cosmopolitan India. Photo: courtesyTwitter @SonuSood -Mumbai/IBNS T ata Mumbai Mara- thon and Tiger Shroff on Saturday announced their support for Each One, Plant One initiative on the occasion ofWorld Environ- ment Day. While kick-starting the initiative, Tiger Shroff said, With Each One Plant One, I want to create a power- ful symbol for a better tomorrow. Environment change is like preparing for a marathon. It takes consistent commitment and begins with one single step. I urge everyone to plant a sapling within the safety and convenience of their surroundings and be a part of this green journey with me, Tata Mumbai Marathon and Project Mumbai, reports UNI. Project Mumbai, an NGO that specialises in the environ- ment among other fields, brought together two institutions committed to the betterment of society, had started the Each One, Plant One initiative. Safekeeping of our environment is arguably our biggest challenge and, the only way that we can win this battle is doing it together. By volunteering ones time for the com- munity. The first step of which, begins with myself - me and frommy home, said Shishir Joshi, CEO and Founder Project Mumbai. -South Asia Matters Tata Mumbai Marathon And Tiger Shroff Support The ‘Each One, Plant One’ Initiative Yami Gautam Ties Knot With ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ Director Aditya Dhar Learned A Lot From Irrfan Khan On Sets Of ‘Hindi Medium’: Pakistani Actress Saba Qamar -Mumbai/IBNS B ollywood actor Yami Gautam on Friday tied the knot with director Aditya Dhar in an inti- mate wedding ceremony. Making the announcement, Yami shared a photograph from the wedding on social media. In an Instagram post, the couple wrote: In your light, I learn to love - Rumi. With the blessings of our family, we have tied the knot in an inti- mate wedding ceremony today. Being very private people, we celebrated this joyous occasion with our immediate family. As we embark on the jour- ney of love and friendship, we seek all your blessings and good wishes, they said. Yami Gautam and Aditya Dhar worked together on the 2019 film Uri: The Surgical Strike. Aditya won a National Award for the film and is now looking forward to his next film The Immortal Ashwatthama. Meanwhile, Yami Gautam is awaiting the release of A Thursday, where she plays a playschool teacher who takes 16 children as hostages. Yami also has Missing, which is an Anirudh Roy Chowdhary film and Dasvi in her kitty. -South Asia Matters P akistani actress Saba Qamar, who starred in the super grosser Bollywood comedy-drama Hindi Medium opposite late Irrfan Khan, says she learned a lot from the Indian actor. Saba said she had nurtured a dream since her childhood to work on a project with Irrfan Khan. I even said this during an interview, that if I am ever offered an Indian film I would want to work with Irrfan Khan. I was very lucky since the first opportunity I got was with him. And Ive learned a lot from him, said Saba in a recent appear- ance on a Pakistani TV show. Recalling the time she spent with Irrfan on the sets of Hindi Medium, Saba said they were shooting in New Delhi, and she became homesick as it was her first Eid away from home. That was my first Eid away from home and I told Irrfan that I wanted Eidi, and he gave me the note you see in the picture. I have that note to this day, she said while referring to a picture she had uploaded on her Instagram in 2016, Tribune reported. The Saket Chaudhary-directed Hindi Medium, released in 2017, centers on a couples struggle to get their daughter admitted to a prestigious English-medium school to rise in society. Made on a production budget of Rs.14 crore (USD 19,20,398.06), Hindi Medium grossed Rs 3.22 billion (USD 45 million) at the worldwide box office (mostly from China), making it the 20th highest-gross- ing Indian film at the time. At the 63rd Filmfare Awards, it won the best film and best actor for Irrfan Khan. He died on 29 April 2020 after a two- year battle with neuroendocrine cancer. -South Asia Matters Hindi Medium stars Saba Qamar and Irrfan Khan. Photo:Twitter @yamigautam Photo: IBNS/UNI Tiger Shroff Photo:Twitter @iTIGERSHROFF