first_imgShraddha Kapoor is all set to start training for her role of Saina Nehwal in a Bollywood biopic of the badminton champion who has been the only female Indian player to reach the world number one spot in the sport.The yet-untitled biopic is to be directed by Amole Gupte, who has previously won acclaim for his 2011 release Stanley Ka Dabba.Shooting for the T-Series production begins in the year-end. Shraddha has started physical preparations for the role almost six months in advance so that she is in fighting fit form and looks convincing in her role of badminton ace Saina, who is known for her lightening fast moves on the court. Shraddha’s training regime will happen at Bengaluru’s Prakash Padukone Academy, where a senior coach will tutor her on the basics of badminton. Incidentally Saina, too, had trained at Prakash Padukone Academy at one point of her career.Shraddha in fact has just essayed a character with a penchant for sport. While she has been cast in the role because of her fleeting resemblance with the badminton star, unconfirmed reports stated that Gupte could consider applying prosthetics on the actress to render further authenticity of look.Incidentally, the film will be Shraddha’s second consecutive biopic release over the next year or so. She is already wrapping up the shoot of Haseena: Queen Of Mumbai, where she plays Haseena Parker, sister of gangster Dawood Ibrahim.Also Read:Shraddha Kapoor: I have been a possessive girlfriendHalf Girlfriend, no thanks: Will Shraddha Kapoor finally stop being awful and boring?advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgWeightlifting, wrestling and shooting continue to be India’s best medal bets at the upcoming Asian Games. But of its 550-plus contingent, there will be a few representing sports that barely get sponsorships or noticed by fans.Sport climbingSport climbing gets its first Asian Games break. Three climbers have been chosen for,Weightlifting, wrestling and shooting continue to be India’s best medal bets at the upcoming Asian Games. But of its 550-plus contingent, there will be a few representing sports that barely get sponsorships or noticed by fans.Sport climbingSport climbing gets its first Asian Games break. Three climbers have been chosen for the event, including 18-year-old Bharath Pereira from Bangalore, a six-time junior champion and defending senior one. There will be three events speed, speed relay and a category that combines lead, speed and bouldering. Climbing. (Photo: Cameron Spencer/ Getty Images)WushuThis Chinese form of martial arts is a combination of kicks, punches, stances, jumps, balances and more. India won five medals, including a gold, at the 2017 World Wushu Championships held in Kazan, Russia. One of the winners will be part of the 13-member squad sports Game for Fame. Wushu. (Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)KurashThe traditional martial art of Uzbekistan makes its debut. Two combatants try to score points by throwing their opponent to the ground. The Indian Olympic Association is sending a 12-member team.Dragon boat race Thank the Delhi High Court for three rowers winning an appeal against the IOA, which did not include them in the Olympics team even though they won a medal at the fifth Asian Dragon Boat Championships. Dragon boat race. (Photo courtesy: DBFI)Sepak Takraw Popular in South East Asia. Players hit a woven ball over a high net without using hands or arms. As in volleyball, the ball should not touch the ground. India will send a mens and womens team.advertisement Sepak Takraw. (Photo: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP)last_img read more

first_imgIslamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan on his return from the US on Sunday said that those standing by Kashmiris were doing “jihad” and Pakistan will support Kashmiris even if the world does not. Prime Minister Khan, who focussed on the Kashmir issue in his maiden address to the UN General Assembly, told his party workers at the airport here that whether the world is with the Kashmiris or not, we are standing with them. It (standing by Kashmiris) is jihad. We are doing it because we want Allah to be happy with us, he said. It is a struggle and do not lose heart when the time is not good. Do not be disappointed as the Kashmiris are looking towards you, he said. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportHe said “Kashmiris would win if the Pakistani people stood by their side”. Khan on Friday raised the Kashmir issue in his address to the UNGA and demanded that India must lift the “inhuman curfew” in Kashmir and release all “political prisoners”. In his speech that went on for about 50 minutes, far exceeding the 15-minute limit for UN speeches during the General Debate, Khan devoted half of his address to the Kashmir issue, warning that if there’s face-off between two nuclear-armed neighbours, the consequences would be far beyond their borders. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsHis war rhetoric was in sharp contrast to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s peace message from the same podium few minutes earlier in which he said India is a country, that has “given the world, not war, but Buddha’s message of peace.” Pakistan has been trying to internationalise the Kashmir issue after India withdrew the special status of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5, but New Delhi has asserted the abrogation of Article 370 was its “internal matter”. India’s decision evoked strong reactions from Pakistan, which downgraded diplomatic ties and expelled the Indian ambassador.last_img read more

first_imgBeijing: Huawei’s sub brand Honor is reportedly readying its V30 5G smartphone which would sport a punch hole display, similar to what we saw on the Honor V20 also known as View 20 in the global market. However, the Honor V30 is likely to feature two sensors instead of one. The screen appears to have slightly curved edges on the screen, with the side bezels still visible, which is also a slight improvement from the View 20 that had a completely flat panel, GSMArena reported on Monday. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year The chin on the upcoming phone looks thinner than its predecessor. “Honor President George Zhao had already confirmed earlier this month that the Honor V30 5G will be equipped with Kirin 990 5G chipset and it will carry support for 5G connectivity. “Probably, it could be featuring the Kirin 990 5G chipset. The handset is expected to release in the international markets as Honor Vera30,” said a report in Gizmo China.last_img read more