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Dangal becomes China’s biggest non-Hollywood film

Aamir Khan’s Dangal, based on the inspiring true-life story of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, has scripted history in China by becoming the first top-grossing non-Hollywood film.
The movie has grossed $117 million at the box office, according to Maoyan, a popular ticketing website in China. Latest data from EntGroup, a leading entertainment consultancy group, said the tickets sales have crossed 806 million yuan ($117 million) for the film since its May 5 release.

Reema Lagoo passes away

Actress Reema Lagoo, best known for playing the modern-day Bollywood mother in films such as Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! and Kal Ho Na Ho, passed away at a hospital here today. She was 59. Lagoo, who came to represent the antithesis of the mournful white sari-clad mother of Hindi cinema through her roles, died of a cardiac arrest in the early hours of the morning at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital.
She was admitted to the hospital late last night after she complained of chest pain, the hospital’s executive director Ram Narain told PTI.

Federer to skip Roland Garros

Roger Federer announced on Monday he will skip Roland Garros to better prepare for the grass and hard court seasons. The 18-time Grand Slam winner has won the French Open, contested on clay, just once in 2009, and also pulled out of the event last year with knee and back injuries.

Deepti, Punam create history with record stand

The Indian women’s cricket team breached the 300-run mark in the ODIs for the first time scoring 358 for three in match eight of the Women’s Quadrangular series at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom, against Ireland women on Monday. The base for this record score was setup by openers Deepti Sharma and Punam Raut who combined for a women’s world record of 320-run stand for the opening wicket with Sharma scoring 188 and Raut scoring 109. The partnership is the first 300 plus stand in Women’s ODIs.

India, you are next

The stage is set and the excitement in Beliebers is high for international pop sensation Justin Bieber’s maiden India concert. After rocking the stage in Dubai on May 6, the Love Yourself singer is set to perform in Mumbai on Wednesday. “Dubai is incredible... India you are next. Amit Bhatia, you ready? Purpose Tour Stadiums,” Bieber, 23, tweeted on Tuesday.

Shekhar Kapur to direct a film on Bruce Lee

Indian filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, behind Elizabeth and Elizabeth: The Golden Age, has signed on to co-write and direct Little Dragon, a feature film about Bruce Lee’s early days. The film is backed by Chinese investors and will explore the formative years and adventures of the martial arts legend in 1950s Hong Kong, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Bahubali 2: First Indian film to gross Rs 1,000 crore

It’s official now. ‘Bahubali 2: The Conclusion,’ the magnum opus from SS Rajamouli, has become the first Indian film to breach the Rs 1,000-crore benchmark from box office collections. The film achieved this in just 10 days since its release on April 28. In many ways, it appears to be India’s breakthrough film like Ang Lee’s seminal ‘Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon’ for Chinese cinema.

Select Champions Trophy squad immediately: Says CoA to Bcci

Irked by the delaying tactics of the BCCI, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) today instructed the cricket Board to “immediately announce the Champions Trophy squad”. Having already sent a couple of communications earlier, Thursday’s seven-point letter to joint secretary Amitabh Chaudhary is by far the most strongly-worded. The richest cricket body has deliberately missed the April 25 deadline for submission of the squad in the wake of ICC proposing a new financial model which reduces BCCI’s revenues from $570 million to $293 million.

Top of the pops: Bahubali 2 set to gross Rs 1,000 crore

The social dictionary of Indians this week has a new phrase in its lexicon: “Why did Kattappa kill Bahubali?”
In the run up to the release of ‘Bahubali 2: The Conclusion’ on April 28, this question was strategically left unanswered in the climax of ‘Bahubali: The Beginning,’ the first part that hit the screens in the summer of 2015.

Rest in peace, Mr Khanna

Mera Gaon Mera Desh (1971): Considered one of his breakthrough roles, the film saw Khanna portray a negative role of a ruthless dacoit Jabbar Singh. One his dialogues from the movie — Jabbar Singh ne sirf do hi baatein seekhi hai. Ek mauke ka faayda uthana aur apne dushman ka naam aur nishaan mita dena is still a favourite among his fans.

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