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Maninder Singh looks forward to being part of ACB 

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Actor Maninder Singh is ecstatic to be part of the Actors Cricket Bash and says that he cannot wait to play a game of ‘pure cricket’.

  1. Actors Cricket Bash is the newest cricket league. How do you feel being part of it as it is original cricket with actual cricket kit?

Being a part of the Actors Cricket Bash is going to be one of the most exciting things for all of us because it’s going to be pure cricket. It is going to cricket as we have played and seen over the years. So, I feel great to be part of this bash and I am really looking forward.

  1. ACB will only have men as cricket players so will the competitive streak be more? 

Obviously, the competitive streak will go higher if only men are playing as you know that it is called a gentlemen’s game. So, all the gentlemen in the game will be together and healthy competition will be out there to up your game against the best.

  1. What do you think of cricket which is religion in India?

Yes, cricket is a religion in India. We all know that. It’s like we can give our blood and sweat for the game. Not only while watching but while playing the game also your passion is so high.  I think we love cricket, we adore it, we can go to any extent for that. I just hope this game stays with us forever, this is like one of the best things we have right now.

  1. Which is your favourite Test matches, One day or T20 matches? 

I like all the formats honestly, though I feel the full character comes out in test matches, where there is a lot of patience needed.  At the same time, 20-20 also has its own place. I have seen those who have scored very well in 20-20 also give genuine master shots. It’s not about innovating and coming up with those cheeky shirts and then only you score runs. Players like KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, they play their natural game in test matches also. So, I think all the formats are good.

  1. This year Cricket World Cup is also coming what are the chances of India this time? 

India is definitely in the top three to win the World Cup. We have a very good bowling attack. Luck also favours us sometimes. There is no less talent in the team. They are loaded with talent and are hungry to perform. A lot of good players have come in lately. So, it’s very balanced and I am hoping India wins the World Cup.

  1. How you are preparing for ACB? 

Right now, I am preparing mentally. I have to play with my friends and our practice sessions are going to start soon. So, after that, we will get to know how we all are performing. I have already started my cardio training and building my stamina so that I am ready once the hardcore training starts.

  1. Who is your favourite cricketer and why? 

My favourite cricketer has always been Rahul Dravid. He is so classy and is so balanced in his temperament and the way he plays is amazing. The way he has nurtured the under-19 team to make them win the world cup is superb. I feel he is a legend.

  1. What are your expectations from Actors Cricket bash?

I know it’s going to be a kickass bash. The ways Dilip has put things together and the way he is working hard, it will be amazing. I wish him and everybody on the team all the best. It is looking very exciting and everybody is excited to be part of it. It’s a good chance to meet your friends after so long as everybody is busy in their lives. Such platforms help you to meet, sit, chill and at the same time play healthy games. So, I am really looking forward and my expectations are sky high.

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Sukhmani Sadana enjoys a much deserved break in the US

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Tv Host and Writer Sukhmani Sadana who wowed audiences with her role in Sacred Games and Manmarziyaan this year finally went on a holiday to the US and spent quality time with her brother. She first visited Texas and later several cities like Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Buffalo, Chicago, Arizona and Washington DC. “I needed a break because I had been continuously writing and acting for some project or the other for almost a year. And because I host travel shows, I thrive to visit different cities and understand its culture and traditions. I found my visits to the museums in DC very informative and I thoroughly enjoyed the grand fireworks on July 4. NASA in Houston was a learning experience since I just wrote a film script called Rocketry which is on this subject.” While she went to these beautiful places, she also visited the Niagra Falls and Grand Canyon with her family.

The actress reminisces how her culinary skills got better after her trip to the US. She says, “My brother taught me how to cook and I can now finally say that ‘maybe’ I’m a cook.”

Sukhmani was also seen in web series Love Bytes, Parchayee, Sacred Games and has worked as a writer on the scripts of Bollywood films like Creature, Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum, Phir Se and 1920 London. The actress who started off as a writer and model, worked in TV shows like Khotey Sikkey on Netflix, with Abhishek Bachchan in Anurag Kashyap’s film Manmarziyan. She enacts the role of Lovely, a sweet, homely dentist, who Abhishek’s mother wants him to marry.

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Bollywood film ‘Oxygen’ gear up for first-ever World Premiere

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It is a proud moment for the entire ‘Oxygen’ team as the film has been selected for World Premiere in Caleidoscope Indian Film Festival of Boston, the USA from September 5 to 8, 2019.
Caleidoscope Indian Film Festival is organized by Indian Arts Boston Inc, a non-profit Massachusetts organization and is the largest Indian Film Festival of USA. It provides a unique platform for upcoming art-house and differentiated films from the Indian sub-continent to be discovered and appreciated by a mainstream global audience. Over the past five years, Caleidoscope has screened, even premiered several defining films of the Indian film industry including Chittagong, Teenkahon, Lipstick Under My Burkha, A Death in the Gunj, An Argumentative Indian and so on.
Directed by Shoib Nikash Shah, the film is a portrayal of the moral ambiguity of corruption among low paid government employees. The dilemma of low salaries and tempting deals offered to grossly underpaid and under-employed officials and the resultant struggle of honest officers with the established system forms the central plot of the film.
This would be the first-ever world premiere of the film Oxygen and the team is extremely happy since the Festival, which receives around 300 submissions every year from filmmakers around the world, has selected this film for the Competition round as well, apart from screening. Caleidoscope is one of the few festivals that provides monetary awards to filmmakers for its top competitive section.
On this occasion, we had a word with the female protagonist of the movie, Namita Lal of Lihaaf fame, who was absolutely delighted with the news. Sharing her excitement, she said, “I’m amazed to know that our film has been chosen not just for the screening but also have been invited to participate in the Competition round. Besides, for an international Film Festival to pick up a movie based on such a theme is also overwhelming.”


Showering light on the film’s theme, the director-cum-lead actor, Shoib Nikash Shah of Mantostaan fame said, “The film talks about environmental preservation and enlightens on ground level corruption which is the basic conflict around the globe and also about conservation of nature which is the ultimate need of the hour. Nevertheless, the film raises a lot of relevant questions throughout.” He expressed his gratitude towards the Festival organisers for selecting his film to premiere in a prestigious Film Festival.
The cinematography of the film, which has been shot in the beautiful and small region of Poonch and Surankot (J&K) has been done by Luxmi Chand Chauhan while the music has been contributed by Shubhdeep Singh. Produced by Rahat Kazmi Films, Nutzaboutme Pte Limited, Singapore and Shoib Nikash Shah, the shooting of the film completed in January but its release date is yet to be announced.
The film would be screened on September 7 at 2:30 pm in Rhode Island College and the entry ticket is free but available only on prior registration. For more details, please visit: www.indianfilmfestivalboston.com

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Ullu App to showcase story about the stock market tycoon

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Ullu App is leaving no stone unturned to provide content of different flavours to the viewers. After Halala, Panchali and MeToo, the digital platform is coming up with a series based on a terrorist attack on Peshawar’s Army school. Now we heard, they are making a series on the stock market tycoon.

According to our source close to the production house, “The series is titled ‘The Bull Of Dalal Street’. It is about the journey of a poor man, who comes to the city of dreams Mumbai and rose instantaneously to become one of the most influential brokers.”

When contacted Vibhu Agarwal, CEO at Ullu Digital Pvt Ltd, told us, “Yes, we are coming up with yet another interesting series. It is the story about a common man, who had risen to a position of prominence in the stock industry, his flashy lifestyle, multi-crore frauds and his fall from grace.”

‘The Bull Of Dalal Street’ will be co-produced by Falguni Shah’s Dreamzz Images Studio and directed by Deepak Pandey.

Seems interesting! Stay tuned to this space for more updates.

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