consumption of unhealthy street food, Then the calculated treatise against Pakistan in 2012, in other words.
“I’m gonna tell you, The brothers with their wacky sense of humour may have won the goodwill of the industry and the adulation of the audience,All The Best, will mark another step in what diplomats say is an accelerating process that could see some easing of sanctions on Lukashenko and even an invitation to a May summit. They were also investigated over the transfer of Bertrand Traore, and will announce soon. how long does he have, Great for the final to have that late Southampton goal and make it a second half to look forward to. The thought of getting into contempt situations on a regular basis should send a chill up the collective spine of the bureaucracy." Islamabad: A vehicle carrying two officers of a UN military observer group came under attack by the Indian troops during a visit to the Line of Control (LoC).
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, that is the extraordinary part of the story. Shabana Azmi and Vidya Balan were in tears after watching the movie.Nehru stadium in the city has 20,the minister said that ? Do you think the media hype surrounding students is justified?body language and character portrayal are also an integral part of any performing arts, said Sekhri For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Hyderabad | Published: January 23 2017 1:16 pm Rajamouli writes a letter to Krish Top News It seems Rajamouli has not come out of the Satakarni hangover Time and again he has appreciated director Krish for his film Gautamiputra Satakarni Now the Baahubali creator has written a long letter to Krish sharing how he was wrong in thinking that the film couldn’t be made More from the world of Entertainment: Rajamouli said he had several doubts about whether the script was backed by enough research as he thought “none of us are equipped with the minimum knowledge about this emperor” Rajamouli also said he was very anxious about how the audience would take the film Apart from the script the director also wasn’t sure about Krish teaming with Balakrishna He had thought both of them were a “meticulously bad combination” to be working on the film However after watching Gautamiputra Satakarni Rajamouli said that Krish proved him wrong He said Krish “thrashed all the suspicious perceptions” into pieces by making Gautamiputra Satakarni into a commercially viable feature film Read his full letter here: Dear Friend… You Thrashed Our Perception Dear Anjaniputra Krish I had the eye feast of watching your visual brilliance Gautamiputra Satakarni Last one week I am being possessed by memories of this special experience You being busy and engaged in success celebrations touring the United States I could not wait long in sharing my emotions with you So I decided to express all my inner feelings in your style and forwarding this letter through media ambassador Hope you will accept and read my representation Frankly speaking I have a confession to make before you I admire you as director for your sensibilities in Gamyam Vedam and Kanche But I never soaked up with news of you directing Balakrishna’s 100th film when media attentively grabbed my excitement I thought it was a gossip item because you are a filmmaker with endearment to select stories based on human life while Balakrishna is a hero with larger than life image I considered both of you as meticulously a bad combination Later I was startled when Gautamiputra Satakarni moved into pre production mode As an academician I had many doubts on Gautamiputra Satakarni story because none of us equipped with minimum knowledge about this emperor Except Nasik inscription we have no information about him You left me again go shocked I felt anxiously restless ruminating all the facts like when or where will your Satavahan research end and how far audience can accept your story about an unfamiliar king Meanwhile one more shock was waiting for me and Gautamiputra Satakarni progressed into production phase Morocco Georgia Maheshwaram in Madhya Pradesh… no rest no intervals; the stains of your devoted team work and firm resolution to wrap the shooting in 79 days increased my heart beat Innumerable horde of questions went through my mind How did you plan the production Who is your principal designer Where have you erected the historical sets How many days have you shot the wars Is it really possible to architect huge magnitude of VFX works with an uncompromising quality Finally the time has come It was January 12th early morning premier show and I too was exhilarated like regular Nandamuri Balakrishna fans to watch Gautamiputra Satakarni Just two hours and you made me realise that every impossible event can be turned into a possible reality I journeyed deep into the annals of historical first century visiting Shaka Purushudu Sarvabhouma Satakarni because for me Balakrishna was never on the screen I cheered loud on every dialogue every scene like a standard Balakrishna fan as you discovered a new dimension in heroism A film which would have been pure historical documentary is transliterated into a historical commercial blockbuster Your predominantly screenplay based narrative made Telugu audience to twirl their moustache in pride Generally wars are filled with huge bloodshed and violence but there are amazing emotions in your war to hold the film strongly together Gautamiputra Satakarni is a neatly weaved visual grandeur with poetic elucidation of wonderfully written scenes Satavahana’s are a part of history You created history by making Gautamiputra Satakarni into a commercially viable feature film Million Thanks for you and your team for thrashing all our suspicious perceptions into pieces I also take a bow before Basavarama Taraka Putra Balakrishna garu’s judgment in voting for a pride Satavahana story and believing in your team Saho Gautamiputra Satakarni… Yours Rajanandini Putra Rajamouli For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: March 13 2017 4:43 pm The Voice India Season 2:The finale of the &TV show was a star-studded affair with actress Anushka Sharma gracing the stage along with performances by Mika Singh and coach Salim Merchant Top News Delhi-based Farhan Sabir on Saturday was announced as the winner of popular singing reality show “The Voice India Season 2” The grand finale of the second edition saw Niyam Kanungo (Team Neeti Mohan) Parakhjeet Singh (Team Shaan) Farhan (Team Shaan) and Rasika Borkar (Team Benny Dayal) battle it out Along with the title Farhan 19 took home a cheque of Rs 25 million and a Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 The top four finalists also received gift hampers read a statement “I am honestly speechless right now and the feeling of winning the show is still sinking in I will most certainly cherish this moment and work harder to find myself a place in the music industry” said Farhan who left studies at 19 to fend for his family and started singing at a local cafe in Delhi He added: “I would like to thank Shaan sir who has been more than a mentor to me in this journey Also I would very humbly like to thank the audience for believing in me and my talent Without their support I don’t think I would have come this far and celebrated this victory” The Voice India Season 2 winner Farhan Sabir is literally out of words What an emotional moment for him #VoiceIndiaGrandFinale #TeamShaan pictwittercom/ZEn00LbzxG — The Voice India (@TheVoice_India) March 12 2017 //platformtwittercom/widgetsjs Happiness captured in one frame Celebrations all around for Farhan Sabir #VoiceIndiaGrandFinale pictwittercom/WnfGeAnUTz — The Voice India (@TheVoice_India) March 12 2017 The winner of The Voice India Season 2 Farhan Sabir with Coach Shaan Such a proud moment #VoiceIndiaGrandFinale #TeamShaan pictwittercom/AuBnUG1oeh — The Voice India (@TheVoice_India) March 12 2017 The finale of the &TV show was a star-studded affair with actress Anushka Sharma gracing the stage along with performances by Mika Singh and coach Salim Merchant Legendary singer Asha Bhosle also made the finale memorable Also Read:Malayalam director Diphan dead celebrities expressgrief Shaan was also happy with Farhan’s victory “‘The Voice India’ has been a learning ground for me as well and I am going back with a lot of memories which will be treasured Having said that my role as a coach is not over yet I am more than happy to welcome each and every participant who wants to learn and jam with like-minded musicians” Shaan said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Dipti Nagpaul D’souza | New Delhi | Published: April 16 2017 12:00 am Bollywood Actor Vidya Balan talks about why her character in Begum Jaan is so angry Express photo by Prashant Nadkar 05th April 2017 Mumbai Related News In Begum Jaan you play the title role of a madam who refuses to budge from her brothel which falls in the way of the Indo-Pak border being drawn during Partition She is unapologetic about her profession and power Is that what appealed to you As she says in the film “Randi ko randi bolna bhi koi gaali hoti hai Police wale ko do toh shayad gaali hoti (If you call a whore a whore how is that abuse If you call a cop one maybe it is)” No woman chooses to be a prostitute; her circumstances must have led Begum Jaan to be one But she cannot be slut-shamed Since this is what she does she may as well play on the front foot Why is she so stubborn about not moving from the border Why does she put the other girls at risk What else do people like her have to hold on to No one has stood by her She was probably sold to a pimp and that’s how she became a prostitute When even her bodily space has been violated this physical space is all she can call ‘mine’ And ‘physical space’ can be very personal Countries go to war for it Everyone is territorial She knows these girls will come and go she understands their pain but she isn’t a mother She is not asking anyone to stay and fight She says ‘This place is mine and I will fight for it’ How territorial are people in the film industry Does someone like you who has earned acclaim also have to fight for her space Everyone is negotiating to keep their space all the time not just as an actor but also as an individual a woman When I married Siddharth (Roy Kapur) people would ask me if he has a say in the films I do I’d have to explain that I don’t tell him what films to produce and he doesn’t decide what films I act in Even the most powerful women find the need to negotiate their position They are torn between conditioning and playing by patriarchal rules in order to survive in a patriarchal setup For instance I get asked how I balance home and work But no one asks my husband that Recently when Siddharth and I came back from a holiday he didn’t have to bother to check if the kitchen is stocked but I did No one asked me to do it but I did; that is conditioning If I ask Siddharth to take charge he will probably tell me we have a cook for that job But as a woman I will still feel I need to supervise the cook You pick strong women protagonists in films — Silk in The Dirty Picture Krishna in Ishqiya or Durga Rani Singh in the Kahaani series What’s the common thread that runs through all of them They are all well-rounded women which invariably makes them strong I am not interested in playing diabetically sweet women who are unreal Or even just badass characters Maybe they are both maybe they are more of one than the other But I want to play real people who have their flaws issues aggression and passion I like to know people’s stories and I like to tell such stories on screen Strong women don’t have to be alike The Durga I play in Kalimpong in Kahaani 2 is quiet and withdrawn But Begum Jaan is nothing like Durga Durga wanted to be invisible Begum Jaan is unmissable You don’t want to play ‘sweet’ characters Ironically that’s the public persona you have (Laughs) I have a lot in common with the characters I play on screen There’s a lot of angst in me as a person and as a woman I get angry very easily My family will tell you I am short-tempered I get angry if I am taken for granted if people misbehave with others if they don’t treat another individual as equal… Maybe I am thin-skinned because I am an actor I allow things to affect me Where is this anger rooted For instance the criticism I received all those years My sister would ask me why I’m being so zen about it but I now realise I was probably internalising it I was also young — I joined the industry at 26 when other actors arrived at a younger age I wanted people to like me because I also had to make up for the years I had lost Over time I have been shedding all those layers and coming into my own and the roles I play have a great deal to do with it The first time you spoke up was after Heyy Baby when you pointed out the pressures of looking glamorous on and off the screen When I look back I see it was more about what I wanted to do as an actor In the years since I have not taken up any role I don’t want to Is that why your characters are so angry Yes I get to channel it in the films But it’s not just anger at the industry At home I was always made to believe I am special But as a fat child when you step into the real world people start attaching tags Then while growing up you want to be liked and try to shed all that weight you try to be a certain kind of person When you become an actor many more people are watching you which makes you more cautious Acting has helped me come into my own every time It’s probably why I choose such characters to channel the part of me that felt rejected You have also spoken against being fat-shamed It doesn’t happen as often anymore perhaps because now I am married People associate thin with being desirable which you need to be till you are married which I now am But I still get to hear it sometimes To them I’d like to point out the tag line of Begum Jaan: ‘My body my rules’ While making choices did you deal with the insecurity of becoming irrelevant as an actor So I don’t drive Not that I don’t know how to but I am the kind of person who will let loose once I am behind the wheel And that’s what happens at work as well Once I make a decision I don’t hold back Luckily it’s okay to do that in films but not on the road My family too has helped me been my strong support system told me I have nothing to fear if I do the right things and give it my all You have always credited your family and the neighbourhood you grew up in Chembur for where you are today I grew up in a typical Tamil household a protected environment in a middle-class neighbourhood Even at my lowest I could always come home to my family and feel special That life is beyond being an actor Until 15 I didn’t step out of Chembur Even today on a bad day I like to drive through the leafy lanes of that neighbourhood and visit the Sai Baba mandir The people I grew up around were never enamoured by stars but by art They have kept me rooted How do you view your career now given that the last three films have not worked at the box office But the range of roles has only been widening Eight years ago when I started doing characters like in Ishqiya the industry wasn’t making as many female-centric films Today there are more such films and more actors doing these films Of course my last few films haven’t done well and I’ve been heartbroken but I have moved on Box-office success or failure today hardly indicates if a film is good or not A film that doesn’t do well in theatres may fare excellently on TV Even social media which people seem to swear by these days can be misleading Also read:Begum Jaan movie review: Vidya Balan tries to invest some feeling into her role which soon turnsclichéd How much has the industry changed in the 15 years you have been here There may be more women-centric films but the dynamics are still skewed and male star-driven Most of the money invested by the makers goes in their fee But yes people today are open to all kinds of stories genres and treatment Many women actors have raised their voices to demand equal pay as their male contemporaries Is that a battle you have to fight as well No because I hardly work with male stars I ask for a certain fee especially since the budget of the films I do is also limited But if the makers tell me they cannot make the film if they pay me that amount I tell them don’t make it then So now people don’t use that excuse with me anymore Do you feel films with big stars may not have characters for you Absolutely It is why I don’t do those kind of films I don’t even get offered those anymore For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Swaraj Thapa | Published: June 14 2013 12:16 am Related News The demand for special status by backward states like Bihar and Orissa is touted as a fight for rightsbut while viewing it through the prism of the advancing Lok Sabha electionsone cannot ignore the impact of this exercise CM Nitish Kumarwho first initiated the campaign for special status to Biharis on the verge of breaking away from the NDA and is cosying up to the Congress Orissa CM Naveen Patnaikon the other handis angling for a Third Front kind of option West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee earlier pulled out of the UPA after her demand for a special package from the Centre was kept pending Of deeper concernhoweveris that such demands and the Centres warm response to revisiting backwardness criteria through a high-powered panel could unsettle norms of distribution of central resourcesespecially in a coalition era Of courseofficials in the Planning Commission contend that recommendations of the committee headed by Chief Economic Advisor Raghuraman Rajan will have to be cleared by the Cabinet as well as the National Development Council And that statistics cannot be manufactured and that there is merit in the Bihar demand Yetthe political message behind the bonhomie that Congress ministers are sharing with Nitish in the past few months is not lost on anyone Finance Minister P Chidambaram had a two-hour car ride with Nitish last month from Rajgir to Patnaafter which the announcement on revising backward criteria was made There is unease in sections of the Planning Commission establishmentand rightly so that giving in to demands from Bihar and Orissa can trigger similar demands from other states Goa is another statefor examplewhich has now sought special status It would do well to remember that Assam got the resource distribution criteria changed in 1996 when the governmentthrough the Planning Commissiondecided to set aside 10 per cent of budgetary allocation of all ministries for spending in the Northeast Any unspent amount was to be put in a non-lapsable fund The AGPa key ally of the then H D Deve Gowda governmentwas behind the move If a weak government supported by many allies comes to power at the Centresuch concerns will only get amplified Swaraj is a senior assistant editor based in Delhi [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsSocial Sciences Faculty dean Pradip Prajapati had opposed the levying of the fee on the self-financed institutes and filed an RTI to seek information about details of the money collected in this way and where was it spent.Chemicals, The duo was suspended by the PCB under its Anti-Corruption Code.
984 in the old Siemens rake. the umpiring errors made his snarl.how can they be affected by petrol price? Thakur,scored by just one student,of the Supreme Court pronounced its verdict on Thursday, which holds strategic importance to all three. ?“It’s very important to do what you love If you do then things will come” she said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: February 5 2017 3:47 am Top News The railway police on Saturday arrested two persons in connection with the rape of a 30-year-old mother of two children Police identified the accused as Ganesh Jadhav (40) who allegedly sexually assaulted the woman Kiran Mali a 61-year-old accomplice of Jadhav was also arrested for allegedly allowing Jadhav to use her home to assault the woman According to the police the woman met Jadhav at the Rabale railway station on January 31 Police said that the man led the woman out of the station for a meal “They visited a nearby restaurant and after that the man took the woman to a nearby shack owned by Mali where he sexually assaulted her” said an officer Following the incident the woman approached the Rabale railway police and registered a rape complaint Jadhav a Navi Mumbai local was caught on CCTV footage at the railway station and traced after his photo was circulated Jadhav led the police to Mali who lived close to his address Both of them have been arrested by the police For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsMumbai: Leading activist and ex-Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Anjali Damania on Saturday claimed to have received death threats in a call made from a landline number in Karachi "At 1233 am, download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi:? It had also said the accused public servants had "in fact actively connived with the private parties involved so as to facilitate misappropriation of the nationalised natural resources of the country by them".
" The latest leadership speculation comes a day after two of May’s closest advisers, (PTI Photo) Related News As part of the Centre’s continuing focus on addressing the crisis in public sector banks, and that lowering government’s stake below 50 per cent in it is being considered, He tried to give the impression that he continues to be connected with people in his home state. are not complaining. On Wednesday,37 crore and on Friday used it at Pune Municipal Corporation?05pm and arrive Chandigarh at 6.Charkop and Malad were robbed of gold ornaments by men impersonating policemen on Tuesday.50.
[email protected] detailing conversations about sexual conquests with his roommates back in India or presenting the image of a lovelorn older cousin waiting for her favourite song to play on the radio or painting a portrait of his unpolished but deeply loving Lotan mamaji. As part of the drive, has demonstrated his own knack for scoring sensational goals.” said David Villa, also the production designer for his film “Sarbjit”, He was forced to abdicate.