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Saturday, Apr 19 2014
Tanushree Dutta, the beauty queen turned actress, with films like Aashiq Banaya Apne, 36 China Town etc... to her credit, had disappeared from the scene for quite some time now. The good news is that she will now be seen hosting the 'Best of Fear Files' on Zee TV. Talking about the show, she said that she was having a great time shooting for the show, as it not just 'any other' crime show. She added that the reason why she agreed to do the show was because it used a mixture of first hand testimony and gritty realistic drama, without sensationalizing the scary element on the show.
Saturday, Apr 19 2014
Readers may recall that last year, we had told you about Anurag Kashyap's ambitious TV venture featuring Amitabh Bachchan. This time round, we have some more updates on the same. Buzz is that in this 30-35 episode series that's being co-produced by Big B's Saraswati Creations and Endemol, Big B will be seen playing a construction king. Not just that, his character in the serial will be seen marrying two times. While Sarika plays his first wife, the name of the lady playing his second wife is still kept under the wraps. Watch this space for more developments.
Saturday, Apr 19 2014
This term of elections is witnessing not just rules and regulations, but also its implementation like never before. Amongst the other terms and conditions, there is one which is related to actors who are contesting for Lok Sabha elections. The Election Commission has banned the telecast of their feature films on Doordarshan. The stars include the likes of Hema Malini, Jaya Prada, Smriti Irani, Nagma, Javed Jaffery amongst others. The concerned election officials stated that the films and programmes were brought under the ambit of the model code of conduct and will now be viewed as 'objects that will influence voters'. On the other hand, the films and ads of the contesting candidates have not been banned from being telecasted on the private channels or cinema halls. Talking about this step, UP's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Umesh Sinha said that the feature films have been banned in Doordarshan as it is run through public money.
Saturday, Apr 19 2014
Even though Sanjay Dutt has been not in a happy space of late, this news will surely make him proud of his daughter Trishala Dutt. The good news is that she will soon be launching her brand of hair extensions. Trishala will be seen launching the hair extension brand titled 'Dream Tresses' on April 23, 2014. The accessories will be available on the internet to cater customers across the globe through shipping. While on one hand, she is happy about the launch, on the other hand, she will be sorely missing her father during the brand launch.
Saturday, Apr 19 2014
Believe it or not, Neeraj Pandey's untitled film which is yet to go on the floors will be released simultaneously with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's production of Gabbar which too stars Akshay Kumar. Neither of the two big projects is willing to move out of the coveted January 23, 2015 slot. A source very close to Sanjay Bhansali says, "We decided that Gabbar is perfect as Republic Day release. We took a call on the release 3 months ago. Its theme is socio-political reform. It's the story of one man's crusade against corruption. Akshay, who has been doing a string of action-adventure entertainers, would be doing a film very relevant to the nation's conscience. And what better slot for this film than Republic day?" Livid at Neeraj's film "jumping in" out of the blue, the source close to Bhansali fumes, "They haven't even shot a single frame and they decided to barge into our release date without any consideration for our film? It's highly unethical. We are not moving out at any cost. But we want to know how a film's release can be announced without shooting a single frame?" Neeraj Pandey, who is currently in Mauritius, hunting for locations for his untitled Akshay Kumar starrer, says, "Fortunately or unfortunately, release dates are a great event in the box-office calendar. We've chosen to reserve January 23 as the release of our film although we haven't even started shooting the film." When informed of the Gabbar release on the same day, Neeraj replies, "I am not aware of which other films are releasing that day. If Gabbar is also coming, we are fine with that." Pandey also confirms that Tapsee Pannu would be playing the female lead opposite Akshay. "At the moment, I can only confirm Akshay and Tapsee. The rest of the cast is yet to be finalized." Some interesting sidelights to the impending Akshay Versus Akshay clash: •   Although during the year 1994, Akshay had 11 releases, this would be the first time two Akshay starrers releases on the same Friday. •   Salman Khan's Jai Ho which released for Republic Day 2014 was also about socio-political cleansing. In both Gabbar and Jai Ho, the hero urges the masses to become more proactive in bettering the social system. •   Both Gabbar and Neeraj Pandey's film star actresses from Tamil cinema trying to establish a foothold in Bollywood. Shruti Haasan and Tapsee Pannu are the Tamil queens seen as the rising stars in Bollywood.
Saturday, Apr 19 2014
Maharashtra police give clean chit to Deputy CM Ajit Pawar. No election meeting was held before polling according to SP Manoj Lohiya. (Express Archive) Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar was on Saturday given a clean chit by police in connection with holding a public meeting ahead of polling for the second phase on April 17 in which he allegedly threatened residents of a village in the Baramati constituency to vote for the sitting NCP MP and his cousin Supriya Sule. “We investigated on two points. First, whether Ajit Pawar is involved in threatening the voters and second, has he held public meeting one day before polling (on April 17). We have checked our records. But according to our records, there was no such public meeting held by Ajit Pawar. So, we have registered a non cognisable case,” SP (Pune Rural) Manoj Lohiya said. When contacted, District Collector Saurav Rao, who had ordered inquiry into the “intimidation” complaint against Ajit, said, “We have received the report today from the SP (Rural).” The meeting was allegedly held 12 hours before Baramati went for polls on April 17, along with 19 seats across the state. Former IPS officer Suresh Khopde, the AAP candidate who was in the fray from Baramati against Sule, the daughter of NCP chief Sharad Pawar, had filed a complaint against Ajit for “threatening” Masalwadi villagers of “cutting off” their water supply if they did not vote for Sule. Khopde had filed the complaint with Vadgaon police on the basis of a video clip. When asked about the clip, Lohiya said, “We have not probed in the direction of the genuineness of any video clip. If any private party files a case regarding the genuineness of the clip, we will investigate in that direction.” NCP earlier said that the video clip was “fake”. “The video clip is fake and Ajit Pawar has not said what is being attributed to him,” NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik said in Mumbai. BJP and AAP leaders had also alleged that Ajit’s meeting one day before polling was a violation of the Model Code of Conduct.
Saturday, Apr 19 2014
Two days back Ajay Maken had dismissed the possibility of support to Third Front in forming the next government at the Centre. (PTI) With stability weighing heavily on its mind, Congress will go in for the search of new allies to form a UPA-III government and has no intention to support a Third Front government. A senior party leader, who declined to be identified, insisted that the party has become wiser by the experiments of 1990-91 and 1996 during which it gave support from outside to the governments led by Chandra Shekhar, H D Deve Gowda and I K Gujral. Noting that those were “not exactly happy” experiences, the leader said if the situation arises the Congress would have only a UPA-III government and the question of giving outside support to a minority government does not arise. Two days back, party General Secretary Ajay Maken had dismissed the possibility of support to Third Front in forming the next government at the Centre insisting that the UPA-III coalition will rule the country after Lok Sabha polls. His remarks had assumed significance as they came close on the heels of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav claiming that the Third Front will form a “stable government” with Congress’ support after Lok Sabha elections. Yadav had said that the way election trends appear, BJP will not be able to reach the magic figure and form government and the Congress will emerge the weakest after elections. The parties associated with the Third Front will get maximum number of seats and will form the next government, he had said.
Saturday, Apr 19 2014
Roger Federer beat an injured Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-2 to set up an all-Swiss Monte Carlo Masters final with Stanislas Wawrinka. (Reuters) Roger Federer beat an injured Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-2 to set up an all-Swiss Monte Carlo Masters final with Stanislas Wawrinka after the Australian Open champion ousted David Ferrer 6-1 7-6 (3) on Saturday. Holder Djokovic resisted for one set before pain in his right wrist was just too much to bear for the second-seeded Serb who bowed out on the first match point after one hour 14 minutes. The much-awaited clash lived up to expectations early on, with 17-times grand slam champion Federer saving two set points on serve at 5-4. Federer, who has never won the Monte Carlo Masters, broke in the following game and pocketed the set with an ace before Djokovic went to his chair holding his right wrist. The second set was a stroll for the Swiss who produced a series of forehand winners as he moved 18-16 up in his head-to-head record against Djokovic. Earlier, third seed Wawrinka showed no mercy against the giant-killing Ferrer. The Swiss raced through the first set and kept his composure in the second when the Spaniard raised his level. Sixth seed Ferrer, who knocked out eight-times French Open champion and world number one Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals on Friday, was on the back foot throughout. “It was the perfect start for me. I played very well in spite of the wind,” Wawrinka told Canal Plus TV. “He changed tactics in the second set, being more aggressive, and I became more hesitant but I played tougher then.” Wawrinka quickly opened a 5-0 lead after breaking twice with a passing shot and a forehand return winner. The Swiss, looking to win his first Masters 1000 title, sealed the opening set with a stunning backhand winner down the line. Ferrer saved a break point in the opening game of the second set but Wawrinka, whose 31 winners made up for 40 unforced errors, accelerated again in the tiebreak and prevailed on his second match point when his opponent netted a backhand.
Saturday, Apr 19 2014
Actor Vivek Oberoi reads the appeal signed by eminent persons who came together to endorse Narendra Modi for Prime Minister ship during the press conference Days after a section of Bollywood artistes appealed the people to vote for a secular candidate, some others, including actor Vivek Oberoi and director Madhur Bhandarkar, on Saturday came out in support of BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Bhandarkar said it was the appeal to vote for a secular candidate which prompted him to bat openly for Modi. The appeal to vote for secularism was the brainchild of writer Anjum Rajabali, which was endorsed by Mahesh Bhatt, Nandita Das, Zoya Akhtar, Kabir Khan, Imtiaz Ali, Vijay Krishna Acharya, singer Shubha Mudgal and others. It said though corruption and governance were important issues, the country’s secular character was “not negotiable”. On Saturday, Oberoi, Bhandarkar, filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri, Ashok Pandit, designer Vikram Phadnis, lawyer Satish Mane-Shinde (known for handling the cases of Bollywood stars) and some others declared their support for Modi. “What they (Rajbali and others) did was wrong, it was absurd and obnoxious. Today’s briefing (to press) was uncalled for if something like this had not come…then we wouldn’t have had this thing. Let people decide who they want to vote for….What right you have to tell people all this?” said Bhandarkar. “Film industry is secular but there are some people who decide to do this because of their personal agenda. Creativity has no boundaries and cinema is a creative medium. We see cinema of all kinds, be it Italian, American, Indian etc, not because who is acting in it or making it but the creativity attracts us,” he said. “There are people from the industry who are supporting Modi, but no one ever came and asked people or spoke about pro-Modi campaign. There is reaction for an action. I wouldn’t have reacted if all this had not come out,” Madhur said. Oberoi and others attended an event here, where people from various walks of life expressed support for Modi. Film-maker Agnihotri said Rajbali and others should have clearly named Modi in their appeal. “I would have appreciated that, but what they did was a hypocrisy,” he said. “As a citizen I want someone who can give results, bring in growth and development, ensure there are no strikes, Bharat bandh, terrorism and law and order is in place. I think Modi is a political innovator,” he said. Filmmaker and activist Ashok Pandit too said that never before the Bollywood had sided with a particular party or candidate. “It is a game played in the name of secularism. No one has the right to confuse or tell or influence people who to vote for. You can’t call it an appeal from Bollywood,” he said.
Saturday, Apr 19 2014
Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) at a distribution centre on the eve of the Lok Sabha elections in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday. (PTI) Post-poll violence erupted in Odisha as one person was killed and 4 others injured in a clash that broke out last night in coastal Kendrapara district after the conclusion of the final phase of polling. Kendrapara Superintendent of Police Rabi Narayan Behera said a clash broke out between the supporters of BJD and the Congress in Aul assembly constituency last night. A middle aged BJD supporter succumbed to his injuries while four activists of the party were hurt. The exact cause of the clash is yet to be known. Three of the injured have been shifted to Cuttack for better treatment. Kendrapara is already in the throes of tension after angry supporters of  BJP yesterday assaulted Marshaghai BDO Sushanta Pati over allegations that he tampered EVMs. When an EVM-loaded vehicle was spotted parked in front of the official residence the BDO in Kendrapara town, the local people and opposition party workers allegedly beat him up and pelted stones at his government quarter. The EVMs had Kendrapara Lok Sabha and Mahakalpada Assembly written over them. Later Pati was rescued by police. Kendrapara collector Nitin Bhanudas Jawale said the EVMs were actually reserve ones kept for replacement of any malfunctioning EVM. Jawale said the BDO has been suspended and has been asked to explain why the EVMs were kept near his residence. The district administration then clamped section-144 in the district till Monday apprehending a possible law and order situation. Jawale said 388 reserve EVMs which were not used for voting were brought from all the block headquarters and stored in a new strongroom in presence of representatives of all political parties. Last week, post-poll violence started in Koraput district after the president of of Koraput Biju Yuva Janata Dal Dharmendra Aadhikari and other BJD workers  attacked the brother and nephew of Jeypore assembly Congress candidate Taraprasad Bahinipati on the night of April 10. Though police have named 8 in the FIR and identified them from CCTV footage, none of them have been arrested. Bahnipati today threatened to gherao Naveen Niwas if the accused were not arrested. Meanwhile in Brahmagiri assembly constituency of Puri district there were reports of hurling of country made bombs.  today in the Bidurabanga village under Brahmagiri police limits. While the area’s streets wore a deserted look and the doors and windows of most houses shut, men in uniform marched along the streets. Police officials sadi BJD and Congrss workers clashed in Bidurabanga village under Brahmagiri police limits yesterday. The situation turned violent around 8 pm in the evening when they lobbed country-made bombs at each other. Seven persons including two women sustained serious injuries in the bomb attacks. In a separate incident at Bhadrak three persons including two women of Rahanja Baisa Sahi were hospitalized following post poll violence.
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