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“Damn Pink we were all born naked society sexualizes our breast and bodies. however, A medical time out was taken and at that moment, IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: AP | Lome | Published: November 15, DLSA Secretary Monica Lamba said that after getting the case registered against Kaur’s sons, Since your last film was Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! what kind of preparation has it taken to play MS Dhoni in which you have a very different look and physique This is the 53rd character I play in my acting career spanning theatre television and movies People who watch my performances already know how I behave I realised that in spite of acting well and playing good cricket in the film I might still not be convincing Imitating Dhoni alone would not have worked So I tried to slip into the character more organically by convincing myself that I am Dhoni That was tough since I have been a Dhoni fan for many years Over several months I watched footage of about 1000 hours featuring Dhoni on the cricket ground as well as off it At the same time I had to cultivate a skill since just believing that I am a very good cricketer would not make me one Tell us about the training you went through for this I used to play cricket but was not particularly good at it Though the film is not about cricket there are cricket scenes Most of us know how Dhoni plays The biggest challenge of the film is to make the audience believe what they are watching is true That’s why we had former cricketer Kiran More training me There was a physio expert and an analyst I was 29 when the preparations started My body was not used to such training It was intense and demanded long hours Wicketkeeping is a different skill There were professional bowlers bowling at me The first four months were devoted to training in batting and wicketkeeping After that period the analyst would break down the shots — frame-wise — carefully explaining them to me How much do you enjoy these processes that certain roles demand I understand a few things about a character or a script but don’t get a lot of it In order to understand them fully I devote time to preparing for them Ishaan in Kai Po Che was different from Shudh Desi Romance’s Raghu So are my characters in Detective Byomkesh Bakshy and MS Dhoni My next six films are going to be very different too Raabta releases next After that I will shoot for Homi Adajania’s next Takadum with Parineeti Chopra and Tarun Mansukhani’s film for Dharma Productions I play an astronaut in a film titled Chanda Mama Door Ke and the title role in the biopic of Murlikant Petkar a paraplegic athlete who won an individual gold medal in the 1972 Paralympics Petkar was serving the Indian Army when he was severely injured in the 1965 Indo-Pak war There is another film in the pipeline that I am going to produce as well as act in These movies are scheduled to be wrapped up by February 2018 What made you go for these roles Excitement We can only look at our past and analyse it logically You can only take your work seriously because there is no other way to go about it You can obsess over it and get a high out of it But even as one does that it is necessary to find a way not to take oneself seriously I have a strong tendency to do that So I try to think of the present and make it exciting by being 100 per cent there I don’t know how things will turn out The only thing I can decide is which films to take up and that’s what I have done Before I started preparing for the character of Dhoni I was preparing for Shekhar Kapur’s Paani But that film did not work out I don’t regret it as the kind of conversations I had with Shekhar completely changed me as an actor I realised how rigid and wrong I was about various facets of acting You were a good student What drew you to drop out learn dancing and later take up acting I am still a good student (laughs) I come from a big family — I have four elder sisters I have led a sheltered life During my school days (St Karen’s High School Patna and Kulachi Hansraj Model School New Delhi) I struggled to communicate Since the only way I could be noticed was by scoring good marks I focussed on my studies However when I was 18 and a student at Delhi College of Engineering I performed for the first time for a Shiamak Davar show Immediately afterwards I performed in a Barry John play That’s when I discovered other methods of expression and communication When I was dancing I realised I could get people to notice me I thought with acting I can better that Even when I started acting I never stopped feeling like a dancer Dance has given me a sense of rhythm That’s the first thing I work on while building a character When did you nurse the dream of becoming a film actor In 2005 I moved to Mumbai and joined Nadira Babbar’s Ekjute Balaji Telefilms people were watching one of my plays at Prithvi Theatre and asked me to audition If I could act in front of a live audience I thought I could act in front of a camera too The television shows brought me a few film offers I was not excited about them till I got Kai Po Che Television also got me good money Money has made a major difference to my life I come from a big family there are certain things I could not do as I did not have enough money Money can decide the way one thinks But it does start losing its value the moment you acquire the kind of money you wish to have I hit that mark thanks to television so I could experiment with my choice of films MS Dhoni: The Untold Story is all set to reveal the real life story of the Indian skipper MS Dhoni at the end of this month What were your takeaways from television That there are two ways of approaching a character First you have to convince yourself about the role This remains the same for every medium When acting in a play I have the responsibility of conveying my emotions to the audience sitting in the last row Television goes for extreme close-ups If you are pretending you will be caught Measuring what works and what does not is something I learnt there That apart I earned a certain amount of money to make it completely irrelevant for the rest of my life You wanted to join a film school Have you dropped the idea now I thought of going to University of California Los Angeles as I was not getting the kind of films that I wanted to do Before I joined I signed Kai Po Che Acting in films is like being in a filmmaking school Today I understand a lot more about how to say the same thing in a more effective way Kai Po Che also changed people’s perceptions not just about me but about television actors Those who hire us started to believe actors from television can do movies Also it motivated other television actors to believe they could do it too Three years ago you had said you want to be on the cover of film magazines Has the goalpost shifted (Laughs) It was important to me then and that desire stayed with me for many gullible and formative years If you strongly desire something then you should really go for it to let go of the baggage For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Chennai | Published: October 10 2015 2:13 pm Actor Aadarsh Balakrishna who enjoys playing the baddie is excited about teaming up with actor Allu Arjun and director Boyapati Srinu in an upcoming yet-untitled Telugu commercial entertainer Related News Actor Aadarsh Balakrishna who enjoys playing the baddie is excited about teaming up with actor Allu Arjun and director Boyapati Srinu in an upcoming yet-untitled Telugu commercial entertainer “I joined the sets couple of days ago I play the second villain and I’m so excited because I’ve been waiting to work with Boyapati who is as energetic as Arjun on the sets There’s so much you could learn when you work with such people” Aadarsh told IANS While actor Aadi Pinisetty plays the main antagonist in the film Aadarsh says he essays an equally powerful role Share This Article Related Article Known for playing offbeat bad guy roles he’s happy being recognized as the cool villain of the Telugu industry “It’s been a decade since I debuted in a negative role in Nagesh Kukunoor’s ‘Iqbal’ and since then people have only offered me similar roles I’ve accepted them anyways because I’d decided to prove my mettle in whatever roles I get” he said Aadarsh has finished shooting for a cricket-based Telugu film starring Raj Tarun “Although I can’t reveal much about my role I can say that it’s quite contrary to anything I’ve been done before” he said and added that he’s keen to work in other south Indian languages such as Tamil and Kannada For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ajay Khape | Pune | Updated: September 19 2015 1:10 am President of Pune Festival Suresh Kalmadi and other dignitaries at the inauguration ceremony of 27th edition of the festival Friday (Express photo by Tanmay Thombre) Related News Efforts of former Congress leader and city MP Suresh Kalmadi allegedly involved in corruption during Commonwealth Games held in Delhi to get prominent BJP leaders in the central and the state governments failed to yield results as Chief Minister Devendra Fadanavis and Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar failed to turn up at the inauguration of the Pune Festival on Friday Fadanavis was invited as the chief guest However Kalmadi read out a letter from Prime Minister Narendra Modi giving best wishes for the festival Earlier this week Kalmadi had declared that the festival would be inaugurated by Fadnavis and Javadekar The 10-day festival was finally inaugurated by Pune’s Guardian minister Girish Bapat who is from BJP Also present were Maharashtra’s Minister of State for Social Justice Dilip Kamble legislators Bhimrao Tapkir and Yogesh Tilekar of BJP From Shiv Sena Lok Sabha member Shivajirao Adhalrao Patil and Maharashtra’s Minister of State for Water Resources Vijay Shivtare attended the function Harshvardhan Patil was the only senior state Congress leader present at the function Pune’s Mayor Dattatraya Dhankawade of NCP skipped the event while deputy mayor Ulhas Bagul of Congress along with state women Congress chief Kamal Vyavhare were present In his welcome speech Kalmadi said the festival was a cultural platform and not a political platform but mentioned the names of prominent leaders of all political parties and film stars who have inaugurated the festival in past Kalmadi concluded his speech by reading out a letter from the prime minister to him giving best wishes for Pune festival and appreciating the excellent showcase of talent at the festival “The letter is signed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi” he categorically mentioned Bapat said he had agreed to inaugurate the Pune festival in his capacity as Pune’s Guardian Minister “The Pune festival is not a political function It has been there for many years and has made big contributions towards promoting cultural programmes It is a good initiative and I would provide all possible help for it” he said Bapat also accepted a cheque of Rs 5 lakh from Pune Festival’s organising committee as a contribution towards Chief Minister’s relief fund for tackling drought situation in the state “I am thankful on behalf of the government for help provided for drought relief and hope many Ganesh mandals would also come forward to provide helping hand to farmers” Bapat said BJP MP and film star Hema Malini also a patron for the festival was specially felicitated at the function for performing at the festival in 25 years of its existence of 27 years For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPatna: Janata Dal-United leader Nitish Kumar met Bihar governor Ramnath Kovind and staked claim to form the government after the Grand Alliance legislature parties unanimously elected him as their leader in the assembly on Saturday officials said Senior Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Nitish Kumar accompanied by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad and senior Congress leader C P Joshi and JD-U president Sharad Yadav met Governor Kovind at Raj Bhavan and staked claim to form the next government on November 20 an official said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar/ PTI Nitish Kumar who led the Grand Alliance to a victory in the assembly elections was unanimously elected leader of the legislature party of the three-party grouping that includes the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Congress JD-U state president Vashisht Narain Singh said the newly-elected legislators of the Grand Alliance met in the annexe of the Bihar Legislative Council premises and unanimously elected Nitish Kumar as the legislature party leader "In the joint meeting RJD leader and former chief minister Rabri Devi proposed the name of Nitish Kumar as a leader of the Grand Alliance and supported by all" Nitish Kumar’s election as the leader came after he was elected leader of the JD-U legislature party and hours after he submitted his resignation to Governor Ramnath Kovind Earlier Nitish Kumar met the governor submitted his resignation and said the cabinet had decided to dissolve the outgoing assembly The governor urged him to continue as caretaker chief minister till a new government is formed According to JD-U leaders Nitish Kumar will take oath as chief minister on November 20 along with a 36-member council of ministers The RJD emerged as the single largest party with 80 assembly seats followed by the JD-U with 71 and the Congress with 27 seats There will be 16 ministers from Lalu Prasad’s RJD 15 from the JD-U and five from the Congress in the new government said sources IANS Written by Agencies | London | Published: April 8 2010 1:34 pm Related News A rare and the only portrait for which the ‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson ever posed is set to go under the hammer in an online auction Australian painter/sculptor Brett-Livingstone Strong persuaded the ‘Thriller’ hitmaker to sit for him in 1990the one time Jackson ever sat for an artist’s renderingDaily Star reported The picture shows the late singer sitting in a room holding a book and wearing a frilled velvet jacket It was sold to Japanese businessman Hiromichi Saeki for a 14 million pounds the same year The artwork was later acquired by toy inventor Marty Abrams in 1992 who is now selling it on the website eBaycom in an auction which will end on 12 April “I’ve had it an awful long time With the positive response to his music and the movie about him after his deathwe thought it was a good time to sell it and for the world to see it” Abraham said He claims the portrait was valued at 35 million pounds in 2000but would rake in more money at the auction following the superstar’s death last June of a drug overdose For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: June 7 2014 12:49 am Related News Nary a day goes by without the exploits of Russian President Vladimir Putin being splashed across newspapers When he is not busy petting predators — leopards tigers grizzlies and the like — into submission Putin invites global condemnation by annexing territories and redrawing Europe’s boundaries All in a day’s job for the flagrantly macho Putin perhaps but a cause for concern for former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who made the mistake of comparing provocatively his propensity to expand his country’s borders with one Adolf Hitler’s Putin — described in the international press as “strongman” “dictatorial” and “authoritarian” — evidently took strong exception “It’s better not to argue with women” he shot back in an interview Perhaps it should be no surprise that Putin who has so assiduously cultivated an alpha male image would embrace his inner sexist and unleash it upon Clinton and the world It is after all in keeping with the fine patriarchal tradition of reducing a debate with a woman to her gender rather than addressing her argument on its merits As a bonus Putin ticked off another item on the ultra-macho checklist by misdirecting his pique over being excluded from the fancy party being thrown by the mean bullies who comprise the G7 towards a woman who dared criticise his actions calling her “weak” while hurrying to assure us that “weakness is not the worst quality for a woman” It was an exercise that met the highest standards of condescension Putin should take a bow In the same interview Putin promised that the interviewer and he would “laugh together at some good joke” Here’s one: a head of state who makes terribly sexist remarks about a fellow politician says she has “never been too graceful in her statements” For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Manish Raj | New Delhi | Published: April 16 2017 2:35 am Delhi High Court (File Photo) Top News If material witnesses have been examined and the trial is likely to take time a court’s decision to grant bail to an accused cannot be termed “perverse” even in serious cases said the Delhi High Court while rejecting an appeal against bail granted to a rape accused The plea was filed by a minor a student of Class X who had accused the man of rape The incident took place on February 28 2014 According to the girl’s statement she was on her way to school when the accused whom she knew offered her a lift on his motorcycle However she said the accused took her to a room and raped her The girl eventually told her mother who filed a complaint with police An FIR was registered against the accused under Section 376 (rape) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) on March 4 2014 Two days later he was arrested After recording the statements the court noted that the trial would take time and released the accused on bail Alleging that the accused was harassing her the minor then filed an appeal for cancellation of bail which was rejected by the trial court She then moved the Delhi High Court During the hearing the counsel for the minor said she had initially not identified the accused as she was afraid of him But she later identified him so non-identification could not be a reason for bail the counsel said The bench of Justice Mukta Gupta said the trial court had only considered that the statement was recorded and the trial was likely to take some time while granting bail The bench had also sought a report from police on the allegations made by the minor According to the report the minor had filed three FIRs against the accused after he was released on bail But the court said that since none of the minor’s allegations could be corroborated it could not quash the bail The judge said according to legal principle “Cancellation of bail and deprivation of personal liberty is a serious matter The court while exercising jurisdiction should act with circumspection and weigh the acceptability of allegations for cancellation of bail” For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Tech Desk | Published: July 1 2016 9:58 am The radar technology of a Tesla Model S containing Autopilot features is pointed out (Reuters) Top News The Tesla team has put out a blogpost after a driver of one the Tesla Model S was killed using the Autopilot mode The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said it is opening a preliminary evaluation into the performance of Autopilot in 25000 Tesla Model S cars Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk expressed his grief over the fatal accident He said in a tweet “Our condolences for the tragic loss” Full tweet here Our condolences for the tragic loss http://s.tco/zI2100zEGL — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 30 2016 “What we know is that the vehicle was on a divided highway with Autopilot engaged when a tractor trailer drove across the highway perpendicular to the Model S” said the Tesla team in a blogpost The tean said this is the first known fatality in just over 130 million miles where Autopilot was activated It also explained that drivers before activating the Autopilot mode should keep in mind the feature is still new and in beta testing phase The Autopilot mode is an assist feature that requires the driver to keep their hands on the steering wheel at all times The Tesla team said “Autopilot is getting better all the time but it is not perfect and still requires the driver to remain alert” It added it is constantly working to make the Autopilot feature more safe to use and decrease the probability of injury For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top News men and women’s singles (last 16), but it was led by Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi because they were guiding and dictating it and indulged in scams of Rs 12 lakh crore which is all black money, PTI He alleged that scams like 2G spectrum auction, In plain-speak.

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