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Alan Kapoor: My love for cricket has no boundaries

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Actor Alan Kapoor, who is the owner of BCL team Goa Killer, talks about being part of the tournament, his vision for his team and his love for cricket.

 

You are the co-owner of Goa Killers for the second year.  Are you fond of cricket as a sport?

I am a total sports person and my love for cricket has no boundaries. It’s one of the most loved sport in our country.

 

How is the practice going?

We did start a little late but our players are working very hard and are giving their 100%.

 

What is your vision for the team?

My vision for the team is that they should perform well. Our team is very strong and if luck is on our side, we will surely win.

 

How you selected the team players?

We have selected the players based on their playing skills and temperament. Also, I have tried to include the topmost celebs of our industry because the soul of BCL is glamour + cricket, which is a very unique concept.

What you think has been highlights of your career?

The highlights of my career are innumerable, whatever I work on I always feel that it is the best thing so far.

What are your future plans?

My future plans are to balance my acting career and business as we tend to get too involved in business and miss out on our passion.

What is the best thing about Ekta Kapoor?

The best thing about Ekta ma’am is that she gets personally involved with her projects and takes them to another level. BCL is already a very successful venture but I hope Ekta ma’am takes it to all new level every coming season.

How do you unwind yourself?

Usually, I indulge in sports, but these days, I unwind by going on for late night peaceful drives. Sometimes, I just meditate, chit chat with family or friends.

 

Anything else you want to highlight about yourself or Goa killer.

Goa Killer started last year and we gave the audience a lot of entertainment. This year, we have taken the game to another level by getting the most popular faces in the industry to play cricket. My partner in the team, Vikas Jain from Killer Jeans has been very supportive and has always been there for Goa Killer, whenever there was a need.

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Here’s what these TV actors expect from the new government

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The election results are our and as the ruling party gears to take its position in power, here are what these TV actors expect from it.

 

Nishant Malkani :

I expect and hope for three things first is the employment rate should increase. I want more people to be employed because there is a youth sitting at home unemployed. I want them to get work so that they can contribute to our GDP. Secondly, I want the GST rules to be made simpler, we have a very complicated one right now and one more rule to control the population of our country because after a point the resources will get limited in our country. If a family has a third child, there should be some kind of drawback to that family because we need to control the population in our country, as that would also affect the unemployment rate and resources in our country.

Sahil Anand :

Our PM Modi sir is only doing good for the extremely rich or extremely poor, the middle class suffers, be it GST, property or anything. I think he should now work for the middle class since the prices of things are rising and it’s not easy for a common man to survive. He worked hard for the black money to be out but has not been successful but he should pay more attention to that.

Ssharad Malhotra :

We are known as a parliamentary democratic republic and the expectations are the same as they always were…The elected government representatives should be for the people because they are by the people. Before the elections and post results, the attitude towards the country and its citizens should never alter. Our country doesn’t need a dictator but an efficient leader with skills that can promote and encourage growth in various sectors and at all levels. Unemployment, poverty, roadside sanitation, less power supply in rural sectors,  inadequate amount of safety for women are some of the basic issues that need to be worked upon and strictly dealt with by the new government.

Delnaaz Irani :

As a citizen of the country, I am looking at a very peaceful India, everybody comes and promises things but one cannot keep up to it though I am looking forward to a very peaceful country. There should be no discrimination amongst the people, the rule should be equal to everyone, be it the rich or the poor and that would make a better India live and a peaceful country to live in without any discrimination. Expectations from the new government are too many but to start with, I would just want my country to be a place where people come and say that it’s a very peaceful country to live in and I don’t know when it’s going to happen?

Rehaan Roy : 


I’m so happy for the verdict of our nation and I wish our honourable Prime minister heartiest congratulations. I expect the government to work with honesty and impartiality. I’m expecting more progress, cleaner India, more opportunities for the youth, gender equality, more protection for women and kids.

Ramman Handa :


I expect a better India in terms of educational support and employment. Also, I will appreciate if our law and order get reviewed and let the Indian citizens sense the feeling of security. We need much attention to the quality of life and I expect my new government to bring a change instead of just giving false hopes.

Tinaa Dattaa : 

I feel that the government should work on the roads, there are so many potholes and as monsoon is arriving, it will get worse. So, I hope they work on it.  Traffic rules should be more strict. Other than that, they should work on the problems which we are already facing rather than focussing on inane issues. Cleanliness drive has to be more. Plastic ban initiative is good but still, plastic is being used so the law needs to be strict.

Jasmin Bhasin : 

The most important thing for our country is that the peace of the country is maintained,  its relationship with foreign nations improves,  we become economically a very strong country. As we are a third world nation, people often look down upon us. So, I feel the economic growth of the country is very important. And I expect the government to work on these endeavours only because when the economic structure and growth of the country improves automatically a poor person who is not financially stable, will have a better living standard.

Krishna Bharadwaj : 

My expectations from the new government start from basic amenities to common people. India is still a developing country and a lot of people are still below or at the poor line of living of standard. That needs to get balanced. Safety of women is another thing. Third, enough of these riots or lynchings in the name of religion. We don’t need statues of freedom fighters in our country, we need to use that money for the betterment of the Indian citizens. People should feel safe and secure.

Jason Shah : 

My expectation and my hope are that Modi Ji continues to do a great job for India. We can already see the signs of greater progress, making India great for the first time. I hope he continues doing the job that he is doing and does it with sincerity.

Rahul Sharma : 

I expect progress, India to have an established economy. It should become one of the world’s greatest powers. It should grow in a way that people should be surprised. It should be corruption-free.  Everything is very expensive right now, I feel they should work on it because poor people are suffering. Some things which were left incomplete like there was a project where they were supposed to connect all the rivers all over India, I feel if a project like that is completed, there would never be a situation faced by Indians where there will be a shortage of water. They should get such projects which would be good for our country. Infrastructure should be strong. They should work on the education system as well, so these are the changes I want the new government to do.

 Angad Hasija:

Expectations from the new government are that it should manage corruption, empower small business and provide equality to all! Complete at least 40% of what you promise. Political parties always have wonderful manifestos but they hardly fulfil those.

Bhanujeet Singh Sudan:

The expectations from the new government are for a better India. We have so much potential as a nation but due to corruption, everything is ruined and the world has taken India for granted. The new government should come up with better leaders and good ministers who can channelise their strength in a better way.

Rajesh Kumar :

My expectations with the government are very basic. The seeds they have planted in the first term, this is the time we want to see the fruit of it. 10 years is a good duration to make the world acknowledge the fact that we have gone for a change for the better. The whole idea is about basic things. They have targetted basic things which were ignored for last 65-70 years post independence like Swacch Bharat, etc.  I think this is the time they should look more after the ecology, environment and the farmers.  We should focus on producing quality food, they should start looking towards the environment and planting more trees. Things like a rally for river should be given priority.

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TV producers and actors unite for a noble cause!

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On the 22nd of May 2019, Chayn Kohli  (daughter of Benaifer and Sanjay Kohli) of Grade 10, organized an event and invited the Pulwama attack widows from Maharashtra to her home. “We could have catered to them at a restaurant or banquet hall as well but the intention was to make them feel welcome, both in our heart and our home. Their family is incomplete to ensure that our families stay complete,” shared a thankful Chayn. 
 
Many dignitaries including notable actors and major producers in the TV industry graced the occasion and joined the Kohli family in offering their condolences, prayers and respect to the widows, children and other family members of the martyrs. Chayn added, “This event is not the end of what we plan to do. In fact, these families have been adopted by some of our families, hence we will continue planning events to keep them involved and appreciated.”
 
The intention was not just to extend their condolences but also to make the family members of the martyrs feel that they are an integral part of our life and our society. It was such an honour and privilege to be in their presence and hear their first-hand experiences of dealing with loss and courageously braving their loss.  
 
Modest acknowledgements were made to encourage the families to take forward and build their life with honour, peace dignity and success. Chayn also raised funds to support these families but she refrained from mentioning the acknowledgements as it is “minuscule compared to their noble sacrifice”, as she put it. The families of the soldiers are as important as the soldiers themselves as they support the solider while he is at war, praying for his well being and constantly worrying about their safety. The loss they have suffered is something we can not even relate to and hence we can only try to make them smile, stand by them to help reduce the pain slowly over time. 
 
It was an extremely successful event as others from the industry joined to promote the cause as well and help influence people to join this cause too by making generous contributions. Chayn concluded with the comment, “It was extremely honourable to get to meet these families and learn as much as I have from them. If we all make even the slightest change in our own way as humans, we all would lead a better life as a country.”
Actors who turned up included Shubhangi Atre, Rohitashv Gour, Hiba Nawab, Rishina Kandhari, Charul Malik and Mrunal Jain and producer B.P. Singh. Cheques and gifts to their children collected were handed over to the families by the actors and producers collectively. Shubhangi Atre and Rohitashv Gour play Angoori Bhabi and Manmohan Tiwari was a delight when they recited a poem along with other folks. Well, we must say these folks did their bit for the cause, what about you?   

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Gaurav Gera gets clicked!

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Everyone who loves Chutki and Shopkeeper should know that actor Gaurav Gera is a completely different person in real life. While he would have you in splits in these characters, in real life, Gaurav is extremely simple. The actor got a few pictures clicked by celebrity photographer Nirav Thakkar, who has some great things to say about the actor.

“The shoot with Gaurav Gera was amazing. He is actually a very simple guy when he was getting clicked as Gaurav Gera, but once he gets into any character like Chutki or Shopkeeper, he is literally a different crazy person. I loved working with him and he is a very down to earth personality,” he says.

Well, the pictures have come out great as well, check them out!

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