either, I suspect that the future of sport will give rise to many more enhancements like this,s-forget-it affectation for the other.
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on Monday. the White House, Saaho is also special because it would mark Prabhas’ first film after Baahubali,Gutthi was inspired by his personal experience in college. that is, as claimed by villagers, Uttarakhand) and 67 in the eastern sector (Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh). Modi is a popularly elected leader while all his counterparts in Central Asian countries, as five times better than his performance in Bajrangi Bhaijaan.How did you hit upon that number I wonder how that came (laughs) I don’t know it’s just a figure of speech I said it once and then I kept saying it He’s really gone the distance and pushed the boundaries in Tubelight He’s trusted me enough to go into uncharted territories By far it’s his most endearing character Maybe the Bajrangi Bhaijaan experience allowed him to rethink what his audience expects of him You’ve always been open about the fact that when Ek Tha Tiger (2012) was made you found it difficult to be on the same page as him Now you’re making a third film together True What I often say is that the turmoil we went through during the making of Ek Tha Tiger was necessary for us to make Bajrangi Bhaijaan It was a clash of sensibilities of aesthetics I’m from a more real world so to speak he’s from a world and time when there wasn’t much of a premium on that — if it looks good big and dramatic let’s go for it I’ve always struggled with that because sure it has an impact but how did this situation take place As an audience member I used to struggle with the lack of social and political context in mainstream Bollywood films They seemed to be set in some kind of la la land How do you write a character without any context We have to find some way of telling our stories use a logical route So when I began working on Ek Tha Tiger that was the struggle and Salman and I had to work through it But the reason why I remained friends with Salman after that film is because during the entire shoot he never pulled the superstar card He didn’t say ‘Dude you’ve only made two films This is my way or the highway’ You’ve embraced a sort of middle path now You make commercially successful films but they always have a fairly political core Yes that’s there with all my films My first Kabul Express (2006) was a small film and was based on my experiences as a documentary filmmaker Then for New York (2009) which is my first mainstream film I approached Aditya Chopra and said I wanted to work with a political backdrop post 9/11 America Everybody around me said politics doesn’t sell Adi read the script and said ‘I’m apolitical but I can understand the politics needed to go ahead in the story’ And strangely New York did really well at the box office It showed me that maybe we are underestimating the audience If a film is only about politics they’ll get bored But if the politics is in the background has a bearing on your story and is not shoved down their throats then they will follow the characters into any world With Ek Tha Tiger I lost the politics in the masala But in Bajrangi… I was finally able to put together what I’d been struggling to do for a while What was that A real context that doesn’t jar with mainstream storytelling What happened with Salman and me is that we thought that either our sensibilities can bounce off each other or they can clash I think now I have understood Bollywood storytelling — there’s no formula to it Yes you pitch the dramatic and the emotional quotient a little higher than you normally would But if you’re going to talk about politics or send out a message make sure it’s in the subtext I keep going back to Bajrangi… but there’s a song in it At face value it’s probably the most entertaining song in the film the Chicken song but it is also the most political song — the Chaudhury dhaba is actually India it talks about what has been happening in the country If I can make a film that is political but still has the audience leave the cinemas smiling I’ve won the battle You’ve just signed up with Amazon Prime Video to make an original show about the Indian National Army (INA) What’s the story I feel the INA is the most fascinating part of our contemporary history that wasn’t told before Now there are quite a few projects and I think it’s because the audience wants real stories I got into the subject 20 years ago and then I made a documentary called The Forgotten Army (1999) The INA’s cry was ‘Chalo Dilli’ and I looked for surviving members of the INA I found two — Gurbaksh Singh Dhillon who was tried at the INA trials at Red Fort at the end of WWII and Captain Lakshmi Sahgal who was the commander of the Rani of Jhansi regiment For three months we drove through Malaysia Thailand and Burma retracing the route of the INA from Singapore to Delhi What’s the game plan with the series Initially I was planning it as a film but then I thought that this is an idea that lends itself much better to a mini-series I’m adapting the raw material from my documentary into an eight-part series; each episode will be 40 minutes We will have an international cast and we hope to use a soundtrack that is derived from the INA’s songs A lot of people think that a web series is somewhere between films and television but actually the scale of this show is more than two of my biggest films put together In the last year or so you’ve shared your opinions about the industry and the government on social media Have you ever thought of holding back like so many of your contemporaries in Bollywood have done People do tell me to hold back but I don’t believe in that I am making films making content for the most powerful medium in this country I need to be able to put my politics out there — and I need to be able to support those politics off camera Unfortunately today the liberal voice is always the meeker one I think we should scream as loudly as the lunatics out there and not say ‘Forget it it’s not worth it’ It is worth it I don’t think we’re far away from a day when we’ll be told something like ‘In one scene a man is eating a kebab remove it’ During Bajrangi… when Om Puri’s character says ‘Jai Shri Ram’ somebody said ‘Hata do bura lagega (Remove it it will offend people)’ I asked who will it offend I was told ‘Muslims’ I’m also a Muslim and I didn’t see what was offensive about it I watched the film at Gaiety in Bandra on Friday morning — 80 per cent of the audience were working-class Muslims — and when that scene came everybody cheered In a recent interview you said ‘Dissent does not mean a lack of patriotism’ and your work today is addressing the themes of nationalism and patriotism Comment I don’t understand the political climate right now The greatness of this country lies in the ability to debate and discuss anything and everything Today a very clever narrative has been spun that if you say anything against a ruling party or government it means one is going against the country Since when did a political party start representing this country You say something they’ll say ‘Pakistan chale jao’ (Go to Pakistan) India has been around for several millennia Tubelight was Om Puri’s last Hindi film What was it like to work with him in Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Tubelight My relationship with him has been a special one I really wanted him to play the Taliban chief in Kabul Express but he had a severe back problem at that time and his doctor had advised him against the project But I kept in touch with him In Bajrangi… when this cameo came up I went to him He loved the story and the character but he said ‘Kabir in your next film you have to give me a better role’ So Tubelight is that bigger better role You know he had so much Punjabiyat in him — big smile big hug in the morning he was just so lovely It was a shock for us when he passed away (in January) 2016 was a good year for Bollywood Is there one film that you wished you could have made Dangal It’s based on a true story and just the kind of film I love I want to work with a lot of people but Aamir Khan is on the top of my list For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWashington: The Islamic State group has continued losing control over territory across Iraq and Syria a Pentagon spokesman said on Monday including almost half of what it had once held in Iraq The Defence Department had previously estimated that IS fighters had lost control of about 40 percent of the territory they claimed in Syria and about 10 percent of the land they held in Syria Representational image of an Islamic State flag Reuters Those tallies had gone up in recent weeks Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said "The number right now in Iraq is about 45 percent of the territory they once held has been recovered" Cook said "The number in Syria is anywhere between 16 to 20 percent" IS jihadists stormed across large parts of Iraq and Syria in early 2014 meeting little resistance from Iraqi security forces and exploiting the chaos in civil-war-torn Syria Since August 2014 the United States has led an international coalition fighting back against the IS group using a combination of air strikes and training and equipping local partners IS fighters have lost control of Ramadi and Heet in Iraq but still control other important cities including Mosul and Fallujah In Syria the group maintains control of Raqa the capital of their so-called caliphate On the day Narendra Modi was being sworn in as the prime minister along with his council of ministers RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat was conducting a two-day conference for junior volunteers in Bhopal He was monitoring the preparations for a national brainstorming session for the Sangh pracharaks to be held in the town from 30 July to 2 August The Sangh sources say is expected discuss strategies on the implementation of the Sangh agenda on Ram Temple Uniform Civil Code and revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir Representational image Bhagwat’s absence from Modi’s grand inauguration did not come as a surprise The Sangh had given ample hints about this after the results were announced Now that the elections are over the party the government and the Sangh must go back to their respective jobs said a functionary of the RSS The message being sent out is that the government is not remote-controlled Volunteers have been told not to expect personal benefits from the party they have just installed in power More importantly Bhagwat has conveyed he would be the Sangh’s sole interlocutor with the prime minister on organisational issues The carte blanche to Modi is apparently extended for a year The RSS and the BJP through years in power at the Centre and in some states have realised the need to draw some lines after the Sangh representatives into the party turned into power centres and developed vested interests Suresh Soni who was the RSS point person to deal with BJP-ruled governments had to be removed after allegations of fuelling factionalism Bhagwat’s deputy Bhaiyyaji Joshi was then assigned the job Now with Modi as prime minister Bhagwat has decided to be the bridge between the prime minister and the Sangh The changing equations between the Sangh and its political arm make an interesting study In the 1920s two qualified doctors Narayan Subbarao Hardikar and Keshav Baliram Hedgewar — both active and promising members of the Indian National Congress– founded two parallel organisations– the Sewa Dal and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh The RSS went on to mother another national party— Bharatiya Jan Sangh in 1951 (now the BJP) while the Sewa Dal has for long remained a neglected offspring of the Congress Jan Sangh founder Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee who was arrested in Kashmir in 1953 and subsequently died in jail had partly visualised his party’s future when he found an able aide in Deendayal Upadhyay As national general secretary Upadhyay impressed Dr Mukherjee "If I had two Deendayals I could transform the political face of India" Mukherjee once said In 15 years Upadhyay built the Jan Sangh by raising a band of dedicated workers drawn largely from the RSS Upadhyay believed an independent and historic nation like India can do without Western concepts of socialism democracy communism or capitalism "We are pledged to the service not of any particular community or section but of the entire nation Every countryman is blood of our blood and flesh of our flesh" he had said The Jan Sangh hardly ever challenged the Congress But it did groom leaders like Atal Behari Vajpayee Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Sunder Singh Bhandari and LK Advani who convincingly represented it when it turned into a constituent of the Janata Party government in 1977 From just being a rallying point for the forces opposed to the Congress the BJP founded in 1980 on its divorce from the Janata Party has come a long way to displace the Congress The Congress which represents a broader vision of the nation could boast of Indira Gandhi when it bounced back in 1980 a couple of years after being swept out of power With little likelihood of a similar leadership emerging soon the Congress is in for a long haul The RSS has not been averse to the party importing a big chunk of candidates for the recent Lok Sabha elections from the Congress and other parties that it targeted for various reasons When the Aam Aadmi Party awakened the voter against the conventional parties and politicians the Sangh had warned its volunteers and the BJP members against complacency Even the members who have had no RSS background acknowledge the advantages of the party’s Sangh moorings The Sangh and BJP know that mandate for Modi government is for five years and not five months The noises on issues like Article 370 or Uniform Civil Code or the Ram Temple are apparently to keep the cadre engaged and votes polarised for the forthcoming assembly elections in some statesHowever.
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The investigation is being carried out with highest diligence. such as mapping information on the location of potential targets, All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they are not authorised to release the information to reporters. Umesh Yadav, however, Chennai: Union Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated Tamil Nadu’s first metro rail service between Thirumangalam to Nehru Park in state capital Chennai on Sunday. Centre formulating new metro rail policy Speaking after the flagging-off ceremony of the new metro line.
either, I suspect that the future of sport will give rise to many more enhancements like this,s-forget-it affectation for the other.