A Controversial Story On Mrunalini Versus Amitabh Dayal

Mrunalini - her mother - her daughter

Ms. Mrunalini happens to be a Bollywood producer. She also happens to be a doctor by profession. Ms. Mrunalini nay Dr. Mrunalini also happens to be a wife of a small time Bollywood actor Amitabh Dayal who had made his debut as an actor with a film called Kagaar which was of course produced by his wife Dr. Mrunalini. Incidentally speaking Dr. Mrunalini is separated from her husband Amitabh Dayal since the last 7 years. Dr. Mrunalini is staying alone & away from her husband Amitabh Dayal since then. Just last week Dr. Mrunalini had called for an urgent press conference for an important issue to be revealed to the print media as well as the electronic media. The press conference was held at Raheja Classic Club on 27th Jun, 2016 at pm. It was organised by Dr. Mrunalini’s PR Manager Mr. Raju Kariya. Present herewith is the gist of the press conference as revealed to both the print media & the electronic media in a first person account of Dr. Mrunalini hereself. A xerex copy of Dr. Mrunali’s complaint letter to the police against her husband was also handed over to the media at the end of the press conference.

“Actually speaking I had no intention to wash the so called dirty linen in public but now I am helpless and I have come here to reveal to the media that I have a complaint against my husband Amitabh Dayal who has been mentally and physically torturing me and asking me for extortion, blackmailing and even resorting to physically abuse. He is also threatening to defame me and kill me. He is even luring my mentally troubled daughter to defame in the media. I have all the proof with me to prove my point.”
“I am married to Amitabh Dayal since the year 2000. On the day of our wedding reception itself in Bilaspur he drank, abused, spit on me and even beat me up in front of his relatives. Finally his cousin brother Ajay Najat came to the hotel and threatened him to be given to police. Next day he said sorry in front of the whole family and I forgave him and came back to Mumbai. Things were normal for some day.”

“But again in the month of Jun that year when we went for our honeymoon, he drank again when we were in Delhi. Here too he beat me, abused me and even kicked me in my stomach. Once again he said sorry, but he was drunk.”

“After marriage he started physically torturing me and asked me to make a film for him. So to avoid family quarrels I formed a film company called Amruta Films Pvt Ltd and produced a film called Kagaar, I am still paying the debts of this film. I did this to calm him, thinking now he will stop torturing me.”

“But the physical violence & mental torture continued. He was even admitted in Holycross Hospital’s physchiatry ward under Dr. Rajan Prabhu and was treated for maniac depression with paranoia and also chronic alchohol deaddiction.”

There were dozens of other incidents mentioned in the press statement but I am now presenting the current situation in Dr. Mrunalini life.

“The same situation continued for years on end so much so that even his own relatives namely his nephew Gaurav Henry and others friends too, told me time and again that he was a big womaniser and a chronic alchoholic. They cautioned me to be aware of him and keep my daughter away from him. So finally 7 years ago I decided to stay away from him and severed all ties with him like his own relatives.”

“But as of now he has lured my teenage daughter and making her meet the media mainly to defame me. He is also exposing her to a lot of unmentionable things. Finally she ran away from home on 9th May, 2016 and her father brought her back on 16th May, 2016. But her attitude towards me had changed by now and she walked out again with bag and baggage on 29th May, 2016 and he is once again using her against me to defame my name in the media. As I mentioned earlier my daughter is a mentally troubled child and she needs at least 2 years of extensive therapy session to cure her, but her father is refraining her from doing so. I am only worried about my daughter’s well being. So as a last resort I will be going straight to a magistrate to seek her judicial custody and the police officials have also assured me that they will take a due course of action and will also file a proper FIR against my husband Amitabh Dayal. A point to be noted here is that we are still not legally divorced but I was ready to grant him a mutual divorce on grounds of 7 years of separation.

I am desperately trying to get married: Salman Khan

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Salman Khan is endowed with an enigmatic persona. He may showcase his toughness on the exterior but “Being Human” he is also warm & a soft hearted person. There is that tender spot within him which is still craving for a lot of love, caring & soothing. Of late on the professional front, as per his own recent confession especially after finishing his work on Sultan, he really feels exhausted time & again. But he is not Salman Khan for nothing to give up so easily. To say that he has already carved a niche for himself by now would be an understatement. Actually speaking Salman Khan has undoubtedly cast his magical spell over his fans, that too in the last 2 and a half decade and they still seem to be under his magical influence. Yet carrying his bachlorhood on his lapel is the only thing that has started bothering him lately. And the thing that bothers the media a lot is Salman Khan’s elusiveness with them. But when he finally meets them he is a sheer delight which was evident last time during the promotional event of Rajshri Productions Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and this time during the promotional event of Yash Raj Films Sultan. Both the events were coincidentally held at the same venue namely Mehboob Studio at a stone’s throw distance from his abode.

Sultan has been the most talked about film of Yash Raj Films ever since it was launched. Comment!

I know what you are hinting at. And maybe that’s mainly because of the similarity of the subjects between my film Sultan & Aamir Khan’s film Dangal.

So Sutan wins the race as it is coming first and Aamir Khan’s film is coming only by the end of the year. What say?

Let’s not be judgemental as every film has its own destiny as to which film will be accepted by cine goers and which film will be rejected by them. Even otherwise there was no decision of winning the race. We were rushing up Sultan only to make it a Ramzan Eid release as I am very keen to release at least one film coinciding with every Ramzan Eid for everyone and as a special Ramzan Eid gift for all my Muslim fans, and Aamir Khan is working at a leisurely pace as he always tries to release his film during christmas.

You succeeded in avoiding the clash with Aamir Khan’s Dangal but the clash with Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees was avoided in the nick of time. Right?

Yes! You can say that. But then Shah Rukh Khan himslf bowed out at the last minute only because his film Raees was not completely ready to be released. Just imagine what would have happened in case the alter ego of our producers had clashed. Naturally we both would have ended up making a dent in our individual box office collections at the turnstiles. In fact we both would have had no choice but to share the collections and be at a loss. As was evident when both Ranveer Kapoor’s Bajirao Mastani & Shah Rukh Khan’s Dilwale were released on the same day and in the same week. Even otherwise the days of Aamir Khan’s Dil & Sunny Deol’s Ghayal hitting the marquee on the same day qnd in the same week and yet being declared super hits all over are definately over.

Ok! So let’s move on to the the topic of Sultan which is on the verge of release on the D – Day of Ramzan Eid. So tell us what is Sultan all about?

Sultan is basically about the sport of wrestling and I enact the role of a sports person to be specific a wrestler who starts from the village level akhada to the mat based ring and then into the MMA arena. And giving me company was Anushka Sharma who has her own aspirations as a sportswoman nay a women wrestler.

Now that you have made a mention of Anushka Sharma, tell us how apt was she as a woman wrestler and as your co – star too?

Anushka Sharma had come on board of Sultan at a much latter stage that too when I was rigorously training for my role in Sultan. But indeed she is a lovely girl and a good actress too. Its such a pity that I discovered this lovely girl only towards “The End” of Sultan. Even otherwise Sultan was a very demanding film physically. So we could only see our beds post pack- up. In fact it was unlike our other films where the colleagues from the same film hang around together at least during the breaks to get familiarised with each other.

Now tell us how tough was it to enact the toughest role of your career in Sultan?

It was toughest beyond my imagination. You need a perfect, appropriate & sufficient training like a wrestler in real life. In fact the intense & the gruelling training sessions that I underwent for Sultan and for that matter even Aamir Khan underwent for Dangal for reel life was similar or even a little more than what the real life wrestlers undergo in real life. Suppose if we both had not undergone such intense & gruelling training than perhaps we both would not be able to fight it out convincingly enough in the wrestling ring.

Would you like to describe in brief about your intense & gruelling training session that you underwent for Sultan?

I shot for Sultan for 6 hours every day and while shooting there would be so much of lifting and even thrusting on the ground involved and now this lifting & thrusting in itself was very tough for me because if I was lifting I would have to lift the same 120 kg guy at least 10 times for 10 different camera angles and for 10 differrent shots. And similarly I would get thrown down on the ground for the same number of times and this particular acts of lifting & throwing are not repeated that many times in real fights that are held in the real wrestling ring. Now coming to your first question of the training session part I would say or rather admit that it was the most toughest part of my career as an actor. I totally agree that you need solid training like the real life wrestlers if not more. So to cut the matter short I did undergo weight training in the first session. Then in the latter sessions I perfected my moves and in the subsequent sessions I used to spend at least 2 to 3 hours in a day for the intense & the gruelling training sessions. So in those training phase my daily routine was almost like eat and then head right back to the training session and than that would just not stop. And this was mainly because my director Ali Abbas Jaffar who knew nothing about the training part. So every 20 days or so he would need me to look different and have a different body type depending entirely on his whims & fancies on the sets. As a resultant effect sometimes I was bloating and then again going ahead and losing the excess weight only to pile it on again. The point is that I don’t think my director has ever seen the insides of a body building gym in his entire life. On the contrary I think it was more easier for Aamir Khan for his role in Dangal as he use to bulk up, shoot for Dangal and then relax for a longer period of time. Whereas in my case I just used to shoot, diet, eat, shoot, diet again and this used to just go on and on.

And now tell us how will both the films on wrestling namely Sultan & Dangal be beneficial in the long run to the sport of wrestling in general and the wrestlers in particular?

First of all I hope it changes the over all opinionated perception of all the concerned people including the concerned Government officials. That apart its like a blessing that the idea of scrapping the sport of wrestling off from the Olympics has been called off. I think in my opinion the wrestlers deserve much more respect than they get. Besides I believe that even the prize money they receive should be even more bigger for such a taxing sport. Moreover it is an expensive thing to maintain, I mean the body & the fight.

To wind it up tell us how important is it for an actor to hold on to his limelighted stardom at this age & stage of his career?

By the way was it necessary to rub salt on the wound. You see sir, stardom is not something like a game that you can keep holding on or keep playing on. Frankly speaking every actor wants to be in the limelight for as long as he or she can. Again honestly speaking everyone is scared of losing his or her limelighted stardom and I would be lying through my teeth if I say no. Besides its not just the stardom, its that love, its that respect of the fans that one keeps receiving and suddenly one fine day everything is over. That is specifically one thing, I mean one quality that you are working so hard for and all of a sudden something happens and you are not the liked person anymore and that particular aspect bothers and hurts everyone and then you need to be a strong man who can amicably adjust with that part of his life too.

Before parting I would like to make one more query. Can I?

Yes! You can. And I know that even you too would like to know about the latest on my matrimonial status. To tell you the truth I am desperately trying to get married. In fact main mara jaa raha hoon, But saamne wali ladki bhi toh raazi ho mujhse shaadi karnne ke liye. Boss it is no longer luck or destiny that works in case of one’s marriage but it is the girl power, and in my case it is the women power that will work. Let’s see ultimately who would agree to marry me. That’s it.

SC allows Madani to meet his ailing mother


New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday allowed PDP leader Abdul Nasser Madani to meet his ailing mother in Kerala.

Madani, through his counsel Prashant Bhushan, had sought the permission from the Supreme Court to visit his ailing mother in his home-state.

The court asked the trial court to decide for how many days the PDP leader can be allowed to visit Kerala.

The apex court also directed Madani to submit the details of his mother’s treatments.

The Karnataka government had earlier opposed Madani’s plea, alleging that he could try to influence the witnesses in the case.

It was in August 2010 Madani was arrested for his alleged role in the 2008 Bangalore serial blasts case.


Karnataka Muslim organisations condemn goons of Gau Raksha Dal, for forcing Muslim transporters to eat cow dung and urine


2 Muslims who were suspected to be transporting beef from Mewat to Delhi, on the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway, were blocked by goons of the GauRaksha Dal, who have beaten our brothers in faith, Mukhtiar, and Rizwan, and forced them to eat cow’s dung and drink its urine, all in the name of protecting the cow.

DharmendraYadav, president of the Gurgaon GauRaksha Dal, said his volunteers had done this horrible act.

(Source: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/two-beef-transporters-forced-to-eat-cow-dung-by-gau-rakshaks-2880282/)


Our question to them is: Don’t they know the addresses of the companies that export beef to the world, with the Government of India’s endorsement? India is the largest beef producing country to the world!

In India, animals such as cows and pigs are used as tools to create communal disharmony among different communities. The age old technique of these mischief mongers is to cut the head of the pig and throw it in the masjid, or cut the head of the cow and throw it in the temple. All done by groups who want unrest in India.

We condemn the Faridabad Police department for arresting the victims, instead of the goons.

(Source: http://www.coastaldigest.com/index.php/news/88588-hindutva-extremists-force-muslim-youths-to-eat-cow-dung-chant-jai-shri-ram-cops-arrest-victims)

In many such cases in the past, the Police have proven to be mere bystanders during mob violence and lynching. Such irresponsible numbness on the part of the Police must be condemned and accounted.

Let’s learn to live and let live. If India is a place where Hindus live, it is also the land where Muslims, Christians, Jains, Sikhs and Dalits live. One section of a community cannot dictate terms to the rest of the communities living in a pluralistic society of ours. If one doesn’t want to eat beef, no one’s forcing them to eat beef. Similarly, we don’t want others to dictate what we have to eat and not eat. If Muslims start doing “Moral Policing”, then we may have to close all the bars, liquor shops, pubs, discotheques, casinos, movie halls, and all those places that are against the Islamic ethos. Would anyone amongst you appreciate us if we did that?

Let the law take its course. What’s the purpose of the law, if goons such as these are on loose? What’s the difference between ISIS and these goons who carried such a heinous act against our Muslim brothers. The Muslim men who were humiliated and tortured unconstitutionally are our brothers in faith. We believe in Allah as our Creator, and we believe in Prophet Muhammad (May peace be upon him) as our Prophet, and that’s sufficient for us to unite, by the permission of God. We will stand for justice to be brought to our brothers in faith. We exhort the politicians to stop playing cheap politics by maintaining silence when they have to talk about justice.

We are against those who create bloodshed on earth – be it ISIS, Nazis or the Zionists. We condemn all those who follow anarchy. We condemn all those who violate human rights and animal rights.

If eating cow’s meat is considered against animal rights, then what will one term Obama, Putin, Netanyahu, and other leaders across the world who eat beef in morning breakfast and evening, and make burgers and soups out of beef? Nelson Mandela and Mother Theresa were beef eaters. And they won the Nobel Prize for peace too.

There are enough proofs in most of the ancient scriptures in India, which supports beef eating.

The Vedas:

The Aryans of the Rig Veda did kill cows for purposes of food and ate beef is abundantly clear from the Rig Veda itself. In Rig Veda (X. 86.14) Indra says: ‘They cook for one 15 plus twenty oxen”. The Rig Veda (X.91.14) says that for Agni were sacrificed horses, bulls, oxen, barren cows and rams. From the Rig Veda (X.72.6) it appears that the cow was killed with a sword or axe.

Did Hindus Never Eat Beef? by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. (http://www.countercurrents.org/ambedkar050315.htm)

Ram Punyani writes for The Hindu Newspaper:

Many gods such as Indra and Agni are described as having special preferences for different types of flesh – Indra had weakness for bull’s meat and Agni for bull’s and cow’s. It is recorded that the Maruts and the Asvins were also offered cows. In the Vedas there is a mention of around 250 animals out of which at least 50 were supposed to be fit for sacrifice and consumption. In the Mahabharata, there is a mention of a king named Rantideva who achieved great fame by distributing foodgrains and beef to Brahmins. Taittiriya Brahman categorically tells us: `Verily the cow is food’ (athoannam via gauh) and Yajnavalkya’s insistence on eating the tender (amsala) flesh of the cow is well known. Even later Brahminical texts provide the evidence for eating beef. Even Manusmriti did not prohibit the consumption of beef.

Beef Eating: Strangulating History, Aug 14, 2001, The Hindu.


The Upanishads talk of beef eating culture in India:

Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 6.4.18 And if a man wishes that a learned son should be born to him, famous, a public man, a popular speaker, that he should know all the Vedas, and that he should live to his full age, then, after having prepared boiled rice with meat and butter, they should both eat, being fit to have offspring. The meat should be of a young or of an old bull.


The Bible permits the eating of beef:

11 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, 2 “Tell the Israelites: These are the animals you can eat: 3 If an animal has hooves that are split into two parts, and if that animal also chews the cud, then you may eat the meat from that animal.

Leviticus 11, ERVhttps://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Leviticus+11&version=ERV

The Qur’an permits the eating of beef:

And certainly did Our messengers come to Abraham with good tidings; they said, “Peace.” He said, “Peace,” and did not delay in bringing [them] a roasted calf. Qur’an 11:69

The Sikhs have no texts to forbid beef. The ancestors of Jains were beef eaters before Mahavira forbade it.

Swami Vivekananda says:

“You will be surprised to know that according to ancient Hindu rites and rituals, a man cannot be a good Hindu who does not eat beef”.(The Complete Works of Swami Vivekanand, vol.3, p. 536).

This is the age of Google. For those who are sincere seekers of truth, the truth is just a tap away. The phones with internet will bring you all the proofs in a second, God-Willing.

We advise the mischief mongers to not check the pulse of the Muslims. It is not a wise thing to do. Muslims in India are exercising patience to maintain peace. We Muslims want to be constitutionally right. And we can never be bogged down by such unruly goons.

Bakrid is approaching in the next 3 months. We warn the GauRaksha Dal to stop using the GauRaksha Card to create unrest during our festivals. All those who talk about the cow and GauRaksha – here is an open challenge to you: Come for a live debate in front of the public. Let’s debate and prove to you from your own scriptures on the permissibility for eating beef.

MPJR – MISSION POSSIBLE FOR JUSTICE & RIGHTS will soon take legal actions against DharmendraYadav and his volunteers of the GauRaksha Dal, according to the provisions provided under the constitution.

Shastri living in fool’s world, says angry Sourav Ganguly


Kolkata: The raging feud between two former Indian captains today turned uglier after Sourav Ganguly lashed out at Ravi Shastri saying the Mumbaikar was “living in a fool’s world” if he held him responsible for not getting the coveted India coach’s job.

Being pipped by Anil Kumble for chief coach’s post, Shastri created a controversy when he said that, Ganguly, part of the three-member high-powered Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) was not present during his interview which he found to be “disrespectful”.

Not one to pull back punches, a furious Ganguly today gave it back to Shastri questioning the former India all-rounder’s “seriousness” while giving an interview while “holidaying in Bangkok”.

“I just feel his (Shastri) comments are very personal. If Ravi Shastri feels that Sourav Ganguly was responsible for him not being the India coach, he is living in a fool’s world,” an angry Ganguly told TV channels, here today.

One of India’s most celebrated captains was even more terse while rebutting Shastri’s suggestion that next time, he should be “present” when an interview is being conducted.

“It angers me that he gave a suggestion that I should be available for such meetings. I have been a part of BCCI meetings for some time and I have always been available. My advice to Ravi is that when the coach of India is selected and one of the most important jobs, he should be in front of the committee and not sit in Bangkok and give a presentation while being on a holiday,” Ganguly said.

Taking a a dig at Shastri’s casual approach, Ganguly said that the former Team Director could have been present in person “especially when one of India’s greatest cricketers of all time spoke for two hours. I am hurt because of personal attacks.

“I read in a couple of newspapers and chose to ignore it. I am extremely saddened that he went on air to express his view. Specially someone who has been in every BCCI committee for the last 20 years. He has been in my position for selecting the coach 10 years back. He is aware of everything. I informed BCCI on June 19th and I have got official mails. I will circulate those mails once I get a clearance from BCCI,” Ganguly said.

Ganguly then went onto add,”I don’t know whether he is serious or not serious but I hope he was if he wanted one of the most important jobs in the game. But if he is talking about respect then he should have been here as well.”

“When you have a three-member committee and important people are involved in the decision making then it is not just about Sourav Ganguly, so these personal remarks have been very saddening.”

On Shastri making comments on public domain against him, Ganguly said:”He should have shown a bit more maturity, especially for someone who has been in such committees for more than 10 years.

On Anil Kumble starting his stint as Indian coach, Ganguly said: “I wish him all the luck. As I said he is the best in the world. He is one of the champions of Indian cricket and he will take this team forward.”

Ganguly did not give a direct answer to the queries about it his animosity with Shastri being an open secret in Indian cricket.

“From my side, I have never gone on to make any comments to the media.”
Ganguly then also gave his account of the itinerary of that day.

“I had informed BCCI that there was a CAB Working Committee meeting that day.

Being a president of CAB, I had to chair the meeting. Also the notification for a Working Committee is always given 14 days in advance whereas this meeting was fixed two days in advance. Ravi’s meeting was scheduled at 4:15 pm and I guess Ravi has got that received as well. BCCI had sent him the time.

“Now while interviewing other candidates, it went past 5 pm and I came out of the meeting. Then Mr (Ajay) Shirke (BCCI secretary) called me and said that others (Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and co-ordinator Sanjay Jagdale) are requesting if they can continue (with the interviews). I said “fine, let’s do that as it happens everywhere in the world. That’s exactly what happened and I feel comments are very personal in nature.”


Case filed against Modi for insulting national flag

Narendra Modi

Patna: A case has been filed in a Bihar court against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for insulting the national flag, a lawyer said on Wednesday.

The case was filed in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate in Muzaffarpur district.

The court has fixed July 16 for the hearing.

Prakash Kumar, a resident of Pokhraira village, said Modi insulted the national flag on International Yoga Day (June 21) by using it as a mere piece of cloth, sat on it and also used it to wipe his hands and face.

“Modi’s acts were an insult to the national flag and it hurt millions in the country,” the petitioner said.

He has also submitted a series of pictures downloaded from the internet as evidence in support of his petition.


Chaurya To Release In Aug 2016


Chaurya, a film based on Shani Shingnapur is now all set to be released in Aug, 2016. An upcoming film called Chaurya is about this faith of villagers in their God to protect their village from robbery of any kind. In the film, despite the villagers strong faith a robbery takes place and that too in the temple itself! We then see an investigation into the strange matter. This suspense thriller has been directed by debutant Samir Asha Patil and stars Kishor Kadam, Ganesh Yadav, Milind Shinde, Pradeep Velankar, Digvijay Rohidas, Dinesh Lata Shetty, Teertha Murbadkar & Shruti Kulkarni in pivotal roles.

Barad Special Screening Held

A special screening of Barad was held recently for distinguished guests. Writer & producer Devendra Kapadnis, actors Bharat Ganeshpure & Suhas Palshikar, Director Tanaji Ghadge, Sanjay Kulkarni attended at special screening of Barad. Producer Devendra Kapadnis & Pramod Gore of Atharva Movies kept a special screening of their film Barad at Sangli & Akluj where actors Bharat Ganeshpure, Suhas Palshikar, Sanjay Kulkarni went specially to see the film & promote it. Director Tanaji Ghadge received all the guest & cast for the screening. Sunil Phadtare who had earlier produced Katyar Kaljat Ghusali organised the show at Sangli. The show was organised in presence of the Honourable Prakash Bapu Patil & Shreelekha Patil at Akluj. The film has got good opening in all the centres.

Smita Thackeray Praises Her Son Rahul For Fulfulling Her Dream

Smita Thackeray recently stated that she is proud of her son Rahul Thackeray for fulfilling her dream of launching the film Saheb. Recently the powerful political party, Shiv Sena, celebrated its golden jubilee of completing 50 glorious years of reigning the territory of the Marathas on 19th Jun, 2016. On this occasion, the eminent Thackeray Bahu, Smita Thackeray and her son Rahul Thackeray shared some fond memories of their beloved Balasaheb Thackeray, who was lovingly addressed as “Saheb”, and confirmed the news of making a biopic on the latter’s life. The strong social activist & producer Smita Thackeray will be producing the biopic and will be directed by her elder son Rahul Thackeray. The doting bahu had a dream to write a biography on “Saheb” which unfortunately didn’t materialise but she feels blessed to have a son like Rahul Thackeray who willingly took forward her dream of bringing forth the interesting journey of the charismatic man – Balasaheb Thackeray. The film Saheb will be going on the floor this year in Oct, and will depict the life of the “Roaring Tiger” Balasaheb Thackeray with the vision of his grandson Rahul Thackeray. The cast of the film is yet to be been finalised but we wait to learn who will be the one to portray the character of the powerful man. Saheb will be releasing mid – year of 2017.

To Aani Me Ready For Release

To Aani Me is now ready for release. To Aani Mee, a love story directed by Mukesh Malik has completed its post production work and gearing up for its release. The film stars Subodh Bhave & Girija Joshi in lead roles. The credits of the film are produced by Ankush Sutar under the banner of Yash Creations, written by Sunil Harishchandra, editing by Chhatrapal Ninave, music by Aslam Keyi, choreography by Rajesh Gamre & cinematography by Anil Chandel. The film also stars Shweta Shinde, Prasad Oak, Prasad Pandit, Jyoti Mhalse, Madhav Vaze, Deep Sutar et al.

Chhand Priticha Shooting complete

The entire shooting of Chhand Priticha has been completed recently Chhand Priticha, a film based on Tamasha (Marathi folk theatre) has completed its shooting schedule and is ready for the post production work. The credits of the film are banner is Premala Productions from Kolhapur, written & directed by N Relekar, music by Pravin Kunwar & cinematography by Jitendra Acharekar. As the film is dance based, the songs have been choreographed by Sujith kumar & Dipali Vichare. The film stars Harsh Kulkarni, Subodh Bhave, Suvarna Kale, Sharad Ponkshe, Vikas Samudre, Suhasini Deshpande, Ganesh Yadav et al.

Hindutva extremists force Muslim youths to eat cow dung, chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’; cops arrest victims


New Delhi: A video has emerged showing a group of Hindutva extremists forcing two Muslims youths to eat cow dung and drink cow urine for allegedly transporting beef over a fortnight ago.

Gurgaon Gau Rakshak Dal, an extremist group, infamous for spreading communal hatred in BJP-ruled Haryana and neighbouring states, has openly claimed responsibility for this heinous act. However, the police have arrested the victims instead of the members of the extremist group.

Admitting that they had forced the two men — Rizwan and Mukhtiar — to eat “panchgavya” (concoction of cow dung, cow urine, milk, curd and ghee), Dharmendra Yadav, president of the Dal, said: “We taught them a lesson and purified them too.”

Yadav claimed that on June 10 activists of his group, acting on a tip-off, intercepted a vehicle transporting “700 kg of beef from Mewat to Delhi” on the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway. He said that his group chased the car for 7 kilometres before stopping it near the Badarpur border.

In the video, the two men can be seen sitting on the road, with the ‘panchgavya’ before them, attempting to wash it down their throats with water. Meanwhile, the miscreants are seen threatening and forcing the duo to consume the concoction. They are also forced to chant ‘Gau Mata ki Jai’ and ‘Jai Shri Ram’ as they swallow the mixture.

Towards the end of the 57-second video, the men begin to throw up on the roadside. The video comes to an abrupt end when a man is heard saying “turn off the video”.

However, Yadav claimed that he did not know who had shot the video. The Gau Raksha Dal reportedly handed over the two men to the police following the incident.

Anil Kumar, Station House Officer (SHO) of Sarai Khwaja police station, said that the two men (the victims) had been arrested on June 10. He said the meat in the car was confirmed to be beef.

Faridabad police PRO Sube Singh said that the Gau Raksha Dal had caught two men transporting 300 kg beef in an Accent car bearing a Delhi registration number. He said the case had been handed over to the Faridabad police because of the jurisdiction of crime. The duo have been booked under the Prohibition of Cow Slaughter Act. Later, they were sent to judicial custody.

The beef has been destroyed, said the PRO. However, he claimed the police had no knowledge of any video that had been shot forcing the duo to eat cow dung.

The Gau Raksha Dal is infamous for its attacks on trucks and other vehicles in Haryana and Punjab allegedly carrying or transporting beef. The Dal has posted videos online proudly showing off its attacks. In a typical video, those driving the trucks are dragged out and brutally beaten even as the police watch helplessly.


Turkey: Dozens killed in explosions at Ataturk Airport

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says ISIL believed to be behind suicide attacks at Ataturk Airport.

Ambulances rushed to the airport after the attack [Osman Orsal/Reuters]

Ambulances rushed to the airport after the attack [Osman Orsal/Reuters]

by Al Jazeera

At least 36 people have been killed and nearly 150 others wounded following explosions at Istanbul’s main international airport, Turkish officials say.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said three suicide bombers were involved in the attack at Ataturk Airport late on Tuesday evening.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Yildirim said there was indication that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group carried out the bombings.

He said efforts to identify the attackers, who arrived at the airport in taxis, were continuing.

The attackers opened fire at airport guards at the terminal entrance and a shootout erupted before they blew themselves up one by one at around 10pm, authorities said.

Security camera footage circulated on social media appeared to capture two of the blasts. In one clip a huge ball of flame erupts at an entrance to the terminal building, scattering terrified passengers.

Another video shows a black-clad attacker running inside the building before collapsing to the ground – apparently felled by a police bullet – and blowing himself up.

Most of the casualties were Turkish citizens, a senior government official said.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for a “joint fight” against terror after the attack.

“If states, as all humanity, fail to join forces and wage a joint fight against terrorist organisations, all the possibilities that we dread in our minds will come true one by one,” he said in a statement.

“It is clear that this attack is not aimed at achieving any result but only to create propaganda material against our country using simply the blood and pain of innocent people.”

One of the attackers “randomly opened fire” as he walked through the terminal building, shortly before three explosions, a witness told Reuters.

“We came right to international departures and saw the man randomly shooting. He was just firing at anyone coming in front of him. He was wearing all black. His face was not masked. I was 50 metres away from him,” said Paul Roos, 77, a South African tourist on his way back to Cape Town with his wife.

“We ducked behind a counter but I stood up and watched him. Two explosions went off shortly after one another. By that time he had stopped shooting,” Roos said.

“He turned around and started coming towards us. He was holding his gun inside his jacket. He looked around anxiously to see if anyone was going to stop him and then went down the escalator … We heard some more gunfire and then another explosion, and then it was over.”

Ataturk Airport is one of the busiest ports in the world, serving more than 60 million passengers in 2015.

There has been a string of bombings around Turkey over the past year, some of them blamed on ISIL, others claimed by Kurdish groups.

Earlier in June, at least 11 people were killed in central Istanbul following a bombing attack targeting a police vehicle. The armed group Kurdistan Freedom Hawks, also known by its Kurdish-language acronym TAK, claimed responsibility for that attack.

Movie Review: ‘Udta Punjab’ Is A Dark & Serious Cinema Which Will Make Its Presence Felt In The Global Film Festival Circuit

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Producer: Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Aman Gill, Vikas Bahl & Sameer Nair
Director: Abhishek Chaubey
Star Cast: Shahid Kapur, Karina Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Diljit Dosanjh, Satish Kaushik et al
Music: Amit Trivedi, Benedict Taylor & Naren Chandavarkar

Director Abhishek Chaubey in his hat trick offering Udta Punjab has dealt with , a film belonging to the intensely dark & extremely serious genre, almost or more or less like his 1st outing (Ishqiya) & his 2nd outing (Dedh Ishqiya). Nevertheless the film Udta Punjab is mainly about the drugs abuse menace which is still existing in Punjab. But it looses its focus with varied sub – plots running parallel with the main plot. Besides the entire film sounds like a pure Punjabi film, because of the extensive use of the Punjabi lingo throughout the duration of the film.

The scripted scenario of Udta Punjab starts off with a scene at the India -Pakistan border wherein a Pakistani man throws a mysterious drug packet onto the Indian side. This is followed by a rocking introduction of rockstar Tommy “Gabru” Singh (Shahid Kapoor) and a glimpse into his addictive lifestyle. One day, Tommy Singh gets fired by his producers for delaying their recordings. If that wasn’t enough, Tommy Singh also gets arrested by the Punjab police amidst his birthday party, on grounds of drug abuse. When he gets released from jail, despite the jitters, he somehow manages to gear up to perform before an eagerly awaiting audience. Just before the performance, he does something extremely awkward that irks a handful of audience, who, then, run after him baying for his blood. On the other hand, Pinky Kumari aka Mary Jane (Alia Bhatt) migrates from Uttar Pradesh to Punjab. Her background reveals that, she was an exceptional hockey player, who, because of lack of financial support, landed up becoming a labourer. And since then, she is trying to find her place under the sun in Punjab. One day, when she finds a 3 kg drug packet, she tries to sell it off to make a fast buck. While doing so, for reasons best known to her, she dumps the whole 3 kg of drugs into a well, thus invoking the wrath of the drug peddlers, for whom, the entire packet meant heavy profits. Angered by her action, the peddlers not just end land up raping the helpless Pinky Kumari, but also keep her as captive with them. Repeated attempts to run away from their clutches, yields no results for Pinky. The 3rd angle to the story is that of Dr. Preet Sahani (Kareena Kapoor – Khan), under whom Balli Singh, the younger brother of Inspector Sartaj Singh (Diljit Dosanjh) is getting treated for being a victim of drug overdose. Amidst the course of Balli’s treatment, Sartaj Singh analyses & realises the harm that these banned substances cause to thevpeople. He, then, joins Preet Sahani in her crusade against drugs and exposing the drug mafias.

Director Abhishek Chaubey has picked up a very topical subject in Udta Punjab but mid – way he seems to have got totally confused by attempting to make amends with varied sub – plots thereby completely loosing his grip on the main plot of the substance abuse and in the process the film becomes too sluggish and just about moving with a snail’s pace. That apart his directorial skills are seriously let down by his entire technical team barring all the actors who have delivered a mind blowing performances.

Performance wise Shahid Kapoor leads the brigade with his brilliant act to say the least. And he is simply outstansding in his newest avatar of a rockstar. In fact Shahid Kapur & Satish Kaushik bring in a little bit of comic relief with their humorous banter in the film at regular intervals. Alia Bhatt is just superb in her de-glam avatar of a Bihari girl, she has surpassed her own role of Highway. The next in line restrained performance comes from Kareena Kapoor – Khan. That apart debutant Punjabi star Diljit Dosanjh steals the cine goers heart by delivering a very heart warming performance. Just watch out for his comfortably sterling act in his future Bollywood movies.

Tail Piece: Lack of entertainment value is the biggest drawback of Udta Punjab thereby stamping the film totally as an art house cinema which will indeed garner a lot of critical acclaim as well as rave reviews in the global film festival circuit.