None of My Business

None of My Business

Became an actor by default

Rani Mukherji said she became an actor by default as it was a decision that was taken by her mother. “I did not decide (to become actor), my mum decided for me. When we were young it was a different generation, unlike what happens today. I was an obedient child. So I did whatever my mum said, she said become an actor, so I became an actor. She realised my thing (of actor) before me. I became an actor by default. I thank my mum today as I don’t think I would be anything else than an actor,” Mukherji said at a promotional event of her upcoming film Hichki.

#Baftagoesblacktoo

The ferocious female-led tragi-comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was the big winner at the British Academy Film Awards in London, where women demanding an end to harassment, abuse and inequality dominated the ceremony. Martin McDonagh’s film about a bereaved mother seeking justice won five trophies on Sunday, including best film, outstanding British film and best actress, for Frances McDormand.

The girl who took the internet by storm

Not so long ago, Sheril G Kadavan became an internet sensation thanks to the viral malayalam Jimmiki Kammal video. Now, it is the turn of actor Priya Prakash Varrier, who has become an overnight celebrity, thanks to the Malayam song Manikya Malaraya Poovi, from Oru Adaar Love.

The song is set in a school campus and shows people in the audience reacting to the singer and each other. Varrier is among the students who feature in the song and she can be seen gesturing to a friend to occupy the place next to her.

Uma Thurman says #metoo - Accuses Weinstein of sexual assault

Uma Thurman has accused movie producer Harvey Weinstein of sexually assaulting her at a London hotel after they worked together on the 1994 hit film Pulp Fiction.

In a a New York Times article on Saturday by columnist Maureen Dowd, Thurman broke her silence after saying in October that she would wait to speak out about inappropriate behavior in the workplace because she did not want to say anything in anger.

Michael Clarke always kept his eye on me

Michael Clarke claims to have done nothing but “smile” everytime he saw Sandeep Lamichhane bowl but Nepal’s first IPL-contracted cricketer says he owes his growth to the former Australian captain. Clarke has been like a mentor to the 17-year-old Nepal leg-spinner who has scripted history with a Rs 20 lakh IPL contract with the Delhi Daredevils.

Yorkshire signs Pujara for second stint

Unsold in IPL players' auction, Cheteshwar Pujara will warm up for India’s Test series in England by playing county cricket as Yorkshire has signed him for his second stint with the club. The 29-year-old Pujara, who will share overseas duties with New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, is set to arrive in the United Kingdom just in time for the Leeds Bradford MCCU fixture on April 7.

#Grammytoo

R&B artist Bruno Mars won the top prize at the Grammy Awards on Sunday in another victory for pop-driven music over rap, now the most popular genre in the United States. Mars won six Grammys including song of the year for his hit single That’s What I Like, and both record and album of the year for 24K Magic.

His win denied rappers Kendrick Lamar and Jay-Z the honour of becoming the first hip-hop artist in 14 years to win the coveted album of the year award.

Let It Begin

Left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat was the costliest Indian buy fetching a mind boggling Rs 11.5 crore deal from the usually thrifty Rajasthan Royals while Australia pacer Andrew Tye pocketed a Rs 7.2 crore contract from Kings XI Punjab on the final day of the IPL auction.

While Unadkat and Tye enjoyed big pay day, 17-year-old Sandeep Lamichhane made history by becoming the first cricketer from Nepal to be bought in the auction with Delhi Daredevils picking him up for his base price of Rs 20 lakh.

Unadkat costliest Indian, Sandeep first player from Nepal to bag IPL deal

Left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat became the most expensive Indian buy this IPL season after sealing a whopping Rs 11.5 crore deal with Rajasthan Royals (RR). Australian seamer Andrew Tye too struck big, fetching a Rs 7.2 crore contract with Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on the concluding day of IPL auctions in Bangalore on Sunday. The day also belonged to Sandeep Lamichhane, who became the first cricketer from Nepal to be bought in the IPL auctions with Delhi Daredevils picking the 17-year-old leg-spinner for his base price of Rs 20 lakh.

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