Bollywood’s top actors Salman Khan and Aamir Khan have been working on their respective films titled Sultan and Dangal. Both the movies are said to be based on the sport of wrestling and Salman’s Sultan wrapped up shoot and is gearing up for release. The rift started when rumours floated that Aamir has been shocked after watching Sultan’s trailer as the film had lot of similarities to that of Dangal. There were talks that Aamir is in plans to re-shoot some of the episodes for Dangal. However Salman Khan wanted to clear off the air and he revealed many interesting things. He said “There’s nothing similar between Sultan and Dangal. I have listened to the script of Dangal and I am proud about the film. It has an outstanding script and will sure impress the audience. Sultan and Dangal are based on wrestling but they have nothing more in common”. Aamir Khan’s Dangal will hit the screens in December during Christmas.
The 17th International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA 2016) took place in Madrid and the event happened to be a star studded ceremony. Top celebrities like Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and others. The below is the complete list of winners of the event: Best Film: Bajrangi Bhaijaan Best Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Bajirao Mastani) Best Actor (Male): Ranveer Singh (Bajirao Mastani) Best Actor (Female): Deepika Padukone (Piku) Best Actor in Supporting Role (Male): Anil Kapoor (Dil Dhadakne Do) Best Actor in Supporting Role (Female): Priyanka Chopra (Bajirao Mastani) Best Actor in Negative Role: Darshan Kumar (NH10) Best Performance in Comic Role: Deepak Dobriyal (Tanu Weds Manu Returns) Best Debut Actor (Male): Vicky Kaushal (Masaan) Best Debut Actor (Female): Bhumi Pednekar (Dum Laga Ke Haisha) Best Debut Couple: Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty (Hero) Best Story: Juhi Chaturvedi (Piku) Best Playback Singer (Female): Monali Thakur for Moh Moh Ke Dhaage (Dum Laga Ke Haisha) Best Playback Singer (Male): Papon for Moh Moh Ke Dhaage Best Lyrics: Varun Grover for Moh Moh Ke Dhaage Special Award: Woman of the Year- Priyanka Chopra Best Cinematography: Sudeep Chatterjee (Bajirao Mastani) Best Screenplay: Kabir Khan, Parveez Shaikh, V. Vijayendra Prasad (Bajrangi Bhaijaan) Best Dialogue: Juhi Chaturvedi (Piku) Best Editing: A Sreekar Prasad (Talvar) Best Production Design: Saloni Dhatrak, Sriram Iyengar, Sujeet Sawant (Bajirao Mastani) Best Choreography: Remo D'souza for Pinga (Bajirao Mastani) Best Action: Shyam Kaushal (Bajirao Mastani) Best Sound Design: Bishwadeep Chatterjee and Nihar Ranjal Samal (Bajirao Mastani) Best Song Engineer: Tanay Gajjar for Deewani Mastani (Bajirao Mastani) Best Sound Mixing: Ajay Kumar PB (Badlapur) Best Background Score: Sanchit Balhara (Bajirao Mastani) Best Special Effects: Prasad Sutara (Bajirao Mastani)
Ace Argentenian footballer Lionel Messi announced his retirement from international football following Argentina’s loss to Chile in Copa America final. Messi, a five times World Player of the Year, broke down after the loss. Soon after, Messi made the announcement that has shocked millions, leaving them heartbroken. "He's like a PlayStation," Arsene Wenger once said of Messi after the Barcelona superstar scored four goals against Arsenal in a 2010 Champions League tie. Football pundit Jonathan Liew, writing for the Telegraph, during a debate over the greatest of all time, said of Messi, "even at half-throttle, he was still the most amazing sight to watch. His legs move like pistons. His shoulders occasionally appear to be moving in different directions at once. He spots passes that don't exist until he's played them. There may have been better players in the past, although personally, I doubt it, but none who has been quite as exhilaratingly pleasurable to watch." The 29-year-old Messi said, "I tried my hardest. It's been four finals, and I was not able to win. I tried everything possible. It hurts me more than anyone, but it is evident that this is not for me. I want more than anyone to win a title with the national team, but unfortunately, it did not happen." By Premji
Scores of Telangana judges, took to city streets protesting the allotment of Andhra-origin judges to Telangana courts, with a staggering 120 of them even submitting their resignations. They marched from Gun Park to Raj Bhavan and submitted a representation to governor ESL Narasimhan. "We held a silent protest rally," a judge said. "Our decision to protest was sudden and hence everybody could not be informed, otherwise all Telangana judges would have joined us," he said. "We cannot work under 'Andhra judicial rulers' and hence we have decided to quit en masse," protesting judges said. "We have lost all faith in the current high court administration, the state and the Centre, as none of them responded to our grievances. HC authorities in fact sympathised with our grievance, but did nothing," the judges said in their representation. The representation further stated, "They (HC administration) are now threatening agitating advocates and even the government orally." They made a separate representation to the president of Telangana judges' association, K Ravinder Reddy, urging him to forward their resignations to the governor, if the issue was not resolved within a week. By Premji
Love birds Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone have been making enough noise all over the Bollywood. They have been racing with back to back hits and are quite busy with their professional commitments. Along with these, they have been spending quality time apart from their busy schedules. Deepika recently wrapped up the shoot of her first Hollywood film titled XXX: The Return of the Xander and is back to Mumbai. After almost six months, she has been listening to scripts of Bollywood movies. The latest news is that Deepika has been impressed with a romantic drama and gave her nod on spot. Ranveer Singh who is shooting for his next movie Befikre in Paris in the direction of Aditya Chopra gave his nod for the movie even without listening to the script. The details about the director and the makers are currently kept under wraps. Things will be finalized once Ranveer returns back to India.
Bollywood Superstar Salman Khan has been busy shooting his next upcoming movie titled Sultan from sometime. The movie has been directed by Abbas Ali Zaffar and it completed shoot recently. Salman will be showcased as a wrestler and his intense workouts for the film will leave everyone speechless. He beefed up to look as a wrestler in the movie and the first look of the actor created huge sensation all over. Now Sultan completed all the censor formalities and the movie has been awarded U/A certificate from the censor board. The movie has been passed with minimal cuts and with no visual cuts. The censor board members appreciated the movie and the film is gearing up for release during Eid on July 6th. Sources also revealed that Salman’s performance in the movie received stupendous response. Aditya Chopra produced the movie on Yash Raj Films banner.
The core committee of the state unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has made, Rajya Sabha MP Navjot Sidhu a part of the committee. The three-time Amritsar MP, Navjot Sidhu, had been sidelined within the party’s Punjab affairs and had stopped being active ever since the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat was given to Arun Jaitley who had subsequently lost to Capt Amarinder Singh of Congress. Sidhu’s rehabilitation in Punjab politics by BJP sends a strong signal to the Akali coalition partners that, he would be playing an important role leading upto the forthcoming assembly elections. BJP confirmed the changes in the core committee of the party in which along with Anil Joshi, the party has also dropped Tikshan Sud, a former MLA and minister who is at present enjoying the status of Political Advisor to the Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal. State local bodies’ minister Anil Joshi is Sidhu’s friend-turned foe, has been dropped. By Premji
A masked man entered a movie theater in southwestern Germany with what appeared to be a rifle and took several as hostages, authorities said. No one else was hurt. The armed man’s identity and motives were unclear, has entered the Kinopolis movie theater in the town of Viernheim in the early afternoon and apparently fired a gun. "The assailant moved through the cinema complex, according to the information we have now and appeared confused," Hesse state interior minister Peter Beuth said. "There were hostages inside and there was a struggle (with police) until in the end he was dead." Beuth added: "We have no information that anyone (among the cinema-goers) was injured." A police spokeswoman in the nearby city of Darmstadt confirmed that "all the hostages were unhurt and led out of the building". "There was an acute threat situation," Viernheim police said in a statement. "I saw that something was happening. I called the police and told them to come immediately," the cinema manager said without giving her name. "We received a call at 2:45 pm (local time) saying that a man had stormed" the cinema, Beuth said. "Four gunshots were reported." Security sources said that there is "no link to terrorism", after deadly attacks in cities including Paris, Brussels and Istanbul have left European authorities on edge. The Darmstadt police spokeswoman said that they are investigating what type of weapon the assailant used, adding that it is possible that it fired blanks. By Premji
Britain has voted in favour of leaving the European Union, the BBC said based on the voter tallies from Thursday's referendum, an outcome that would set the country on an uncertain path and deal with the largest setback to European efforts to forge greater unity since World War Two. "Dare to dream that the dawn is breaking on an independent United Kingdom," said Nigel Farage, leader of the eurosceptic UK Independence Party. "If the predictions are right, this will be a victory for real people, a victory for ordinary people, a victory for decent people. Let June 23 go down in our history as our independence day." He called the EU a "doomed project". There is huge pressure on Prime Minister David Cameron to resign, though he pledged during the campaign to stay on whatever the result. World financial markets dived. Sterling suffered its biggest one-day fall of 9.4 percent against the dollar as the market fears the decision will hit investment in the world's 5th largest economy and raise questions over London's role as a global financial capital. British pound tumbles to a 31-year low as EU vote results show that the 'leave' side is in lead by over 400,000 votes after 244 of 382 counting centers report results. The British currency fell as low as $1.3642 hours after hitting a 2016 peak of $1.50. "We believe this outcome has serious implications for the City and many of our clients' businesses with exposure to the U.K. and the EU," said Malcolm Sweeting, senior partner of the law firm, Clifford Chance. "We are working alongside our clients to help them as they anticipate, plan for and manage the challenges the coming political and trade negotiations will bring." "The appeal of the anti-Establishment populist argument that we need to take back control of our borders and immigration, proved stronger than the economic risks that Brexit would entail," said Tim Bale, a professor of politics at Queen Mary, University of London. "I think people are soon going to find out that the promise of the 'leave' campaign cannot possibly be realized." By Premji
The movie lacks a well written story and it has been much concentrated on too much of realistic incidents which keep the film low despite of some stupendous performances by the lead actors. The first half of Raman Raghav 2.0 has been stupendous and the performances along with the serial killing episodes make the film much interesting. On the whole the first half has been decent and interesting.The second half of the film has nothing much to reveal as the characters have been well defined and narrated completely during the first half. The film lacks pace due to unwanted episodes and the back to back murders kill the interest among the audience. The film fails to create a captivating experience and it will just appeal to a section of audience who are completely interested in realistic dramas.