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Ranbir Kapoor to spend seven days in jail

Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor will spend seven days in a jail as part of his role in Sanjay Dutt biopic. The actor is currently in Bhopal where the jail scenes will be shot. Reportedly, Ranbir would essay three phases of Dutt’s life, the movie star in the 90s, beefed-up Dutt and the one in rehabilitation centre out of drug addiction. Also Read: PICS: Ranbir Kapoor s look revealed for Sanjay Dutt biopic Meanwhile, actress Anushka Sharma, who plays a pivotal role in the film, has also left for Bhopal to take part in the shooting.
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Deepika Padukone greeted with ‘Hello Priyanka’ at US airport

Deepika Padukone landed in an awkward situation at US airport when she was mistaken as Priyanka Chopra by the foreign media. After the actress arrives at the Los Angeles, some media personnel around her shouted ‘Hello Priyanka’ and ‘Welcome back’. However; Deepika maintained her clam and quietly left the airport without even posing for the cameras. This is not the first time that such an incident has happened. Earlier, the actress was addressed as Priyanka during the promotions of her film xXx as well.
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Jackie Chan says foreign ‘pressure’ good for Chinese films

BEIJING (AFP) - Action star Jackie Chan said opening up China’s heavily-restricted film market to more foreign works would put positive pressure on local filmmakers, as rumours swirl Beijing will expand its quota on imported movies. Since 2012, China has permitted 34 films to be imported from overseas each year, but the state-run Global Times newspaper reported last month that Chinese and US officials are renegotiating the limit. A shakeup in domestic movie offerings would challenge Chinese filmmakers to produce better work, Chan told reporters at a Tuesday press conference during the annual gathering of China’s political advisory committee, of…
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Court issues non-bailabale arrest warrant of Meera’s mother

An anti-corruption court has issued non-bailable arrest warrant of Meera’s mother Shafqat Zahra. Meera’s moher is accused of confiscating three canal land of a citizen Azmatullah. The warrant was issued after Shafqat Zahra failed to appear in court despite three summons of the judge.
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Football: Ramos, Morata strike as Real crush Napoli hopes

NAPLES (AFP) - Captain Sergio Ramos and Alvaro Morata struck one apiece as 11-time winners Real Madrid secured a seventh successive Champions League quarter-final berth with a clinical 3-1 win over Napoli on Tuesday. Real, who took a commanding 3-1 first leg lead at the Santiago Bernabeu last month, looked to be facing a tough night in Naples after Dries Mertens finished off a great attacking move to give the hosts a 24th minute lead. But Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri had warned of the threat from the "world s richest club, with the best players" a day earlier. And Zinedine…
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Afghan women fencers aim to parry prejudice

(Reuters) - In Kabul’s national sports stadium, two young women fencers take guard, their faces covered with protective wire masks as they stand off warily, foils circling before they thrust at their opponent. In a country where women generally have a tough time practising sport, it takes special dedication to put in the hours needed to do well, all the more so in a sport like fencing, which few Afghans had even heard about 15 years ago. "Everyone has a goal and my goal is to improve through this sport of fencing," said 18-year-old Fariha Alizada, a member of the…
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Amir Khan, Manny Pacquiao bout ‘knocked out’

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – A potentially money-spinning bout between Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and Britain’s Amir Khan has collapsed, The Los Angeles Times reported on Tuesday. Pacquiao’s long-time promoter Bob Arum told the newspaper that the proposed $38 million fight staged by the United Arab Emirates in April had proven to be "pie in the sky." "When they contacted me, I told them it was pie in the sky, that this is crazy, it’s not going to happen," Arum said. "Manny wanted to roll the dice. He rolled the dice and it came up snake eyes. If something is…
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Mourinho slams Rostov pitch for Europa tie

ROSTOV-ON-DON (AFP) - Coach Jose Mourinho slammed the state of the Rostov pitch on Wednesday ahead of Manchester United s Europa league tie, questioning whether the game should go ahead. "It s still hard for me to believe that we are going to play," Mourinho said at a press conference in Rostov ahead of Thursday s last-16 tie. "I know that we have to, but it is hard for me to believe we are going to play on that field -- if you can call it a field." Mourinho compared the pitted and damaged Olimp-2 stadium pitch in Rostov to…
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Football: Bayern humiliate Arsenal to reach Champions League quarters

LONDON (AFP) - Bayern Munich condemned Arsene Wenger to more humiliation as 10-man Arsenal were eliminated from the Champions League with a crushing 5-1 defeat amid furious protests against the beleaguered Gunners boss on Tuesday. Aiming to stage an incredible recovery from a 5-1 first leg deficit, Wenger s side briefly looked capable of a famous escape act when Theo Walcott opened the scoring in the first half at the Emirates Stadium. But any hopes Wenger s recent problems would be erased in historic fashion were brutally dashed by Robert Lewandowski s second half penalty and Laurent Koscielny s dismissal…
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Nike unveils hijab for Muslim athletes

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) -- Nike has unveiled a hijab for Muslim female athletes. The Nike Pro Hijab has been in development for a year, the company said. Athletes contributed input into the product, and figure skater Zahra Lari was among those who tested it. The pull-on hijab is made of light, stretchy fabric that includes tiny holes for breathability and an elongated back so it will not come untucked. It will come in three colors: black, vast grey and obsidian. Beaverton-based Nike says the hijab will be available for sale next year. Lari, a hopeful for the Winter Olympics next…
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