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East Bengal ropes in Costa Rican World Cupper

East Bengal, the traditional powerhouse of Indian football and an I-League club, has done what cash-rich Indian Super League clubs could not do so far. The Bengal outfit on Wednesday signed a current World Cupper to play for its team in the upcoming I-League -- a first in the history of Indian football.

Hit machine Hirani does it again, Sanju racing towards Rs 300 cr club

Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju continues to do gangbusters business at the Box Office. Setting a scorching pace, the film has broken all sorts of records, joining the Rs 200 crore club within a week of its release and it has on its 10th day collected a sum of Rs 28.05 crore, taking the total collection to Rs 265.48 crore. Giving a fresh lease of life to Ranbir Kapoor’s sagging career, it has posted many firsts — highest opening weekend earner to being the highest single day earner, Sanju has set the cash registers ringing at the Box Office.

I don’t see myself as a victim

Sunny Leone says whenever her name is dragged into controversies, she may feel like a “soft target” but does not identify as a “victim.” In the past, her dance performances have been cancelled and the actor has been at the receiving end of some politicians’ sexist remarks.

Asked if she feels victimised, Leone said, “I don’t see myself as a victim but I may be a soft target. I believe people should have the right to say what they want to, when they want to, how they want to, whether it’s right or wrong is their choice and moral stand.”

Once you have the costume on, you become the character

Jennifer Lawrence says she does not identify as a method actor and said she becomes the character as soon as she puts on her costume. The 27-year-old actor, who was last seen playing a Russian ballerina-turned-operative in Red Sparrow, said the film’s director, Francis Lawrence asked her to talk to her friends in an accent to stay in character — a suggestion she refused. “For two weeks before the movie, Francis would say, ‘You should talk in the accent at home. Stay in the accent and talk to your friends in the accent.’ I said, ‘Francis, I don’t have those kinds of friends.

The Tite of all seasons

IT’s Tite this and Tite that for Brazil football fans. It seems Tite is the only superstar in the Brazilian team. When Tite took over the reins of the Brazil World Cup squad in June 2016, the team was languishing at the sixth spot in the South American qualifying rounds. Nine months from then, Brazil was the first team to confirm their appearance in Russia after the host country.

Then a record stretch of eight wins in the qualifiers, which eclipsed their own six-match winning streak on the road to the 1970 World Cup, made the impossible possible.

Sonali Bendre is diagnosed with cancer

Sonali Bendre Behl revealed on Wednesday that she has been diagnosed with a “high grade cancer” and is currently undergoing treatment in New York. In an emotional statement, the actor said the cancer metastised which “we frankly did not see coming.”  “A niggling pain led to some tests, which led to this unexpected diagnosis. My family and close friends have rallied around me, providing the best support system that anyone can ask for. I am very blessed and thankful for each of them,” she said in a statement.

Competition between Ranveer and I pushes us to do better

Ranbir Kapoor says he views competition as a healthy and beneficial exercise, amid the buzz that the upcoming award season will be a face-off between his and Ranveer Singh’s performances.

The year began with Singh garnering critical acclaim for his portrayal of Sultan Alauddin Khilji in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat, that released on January 25.

Andres Iniesta retires

Following the elimination of Spain from the FIFA World Cup through a shock penalty shoot-out defeat against Russia, Andres Iniesta announced his retirement from the national team, bringing down curtains to a glorious career that spanned between 2001 and 2018.