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Sanjay Dutt's energy is infectious: Kelkar

New Delhi, Aug. 20 -- For actor Sharad Kelkar, working alongside Sanjay Dutt in the latter's comeback film Bhoomi, was nothing short of a dream. Sharad feels lucky to have gotten the chance to know Dutt as a person while working with him in the film.

"The way he speaks or cracks jokes, he might come across as someone very intimidating, but soon you start behaving like him. I observed how after 15-18 days of shooting with him, I started to talk l... Read More


Mithila can't wait to meet Irrfan

New Delhi, Aug. 20 -- Web sensation Mithila Palkar is on cloud nine. The actor is quite excited to star in a film alongside Irrfan and Malayali actor Dulquer Salmaan. The untitled film narrates the tale of friends on a road trip and would be helmed by debutante Akarsh Khurana. "This is a great opportunity for me. I have no words to explain my excitement," says Mithila, who had earlier played Imran Khan's sister in Katti Batti (2015).

Mithila sha... Read More


'YOU WON'T MISS CHITRANGDA'

New Delhi, Aug. 20 -- For actor Bidita Bag, it was a golden chance to bag the lead role in the upcoming film Babumoshai Bandookbaaz after Chitrangda Singh left the film in the middle of the shoot. It was reported that she walked out of the project due to differences with director Kushan Nandy, as he had made crass remarks during her intimate scenes with co-star Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

"I can promise you that no one will miss Chitrangda. I'm not boa... Read More


Weekend Binge: Like Annabelle/Conjuring? You're going to love these 5 terrifying horror movies

India, Aug. 20 -- Every week, we will curate a collection of titles - movies, TV, general miscellanea - for you to watch (and in some cases, read, or listen to), in a series we call Weekend Binge. The selection will be based on a theme which binds the picks - which could be extremely blunt in certain instances, or confusingly abstract in some. No rules apply, other than the end goal being getting some great entertainment to watch.

While the idea... Read More


India score come-from-behind win

MUMBAI, Aug. 20 -- India came back from a goal down to defeat Mauritius 2-1 and keep their preparations for the AFC Asian Cup qualifier on track, at the Andheri Sports Complex on Saturday.

Goals from Robin Singh (37) and Balwant Singh (61) earned the Sandesh Jhingan-led team a hard-fought win over the African nation, giving them the start they needed in the tri-nation series.

Jean Jocelyn (14) opened the scoring for Mauritius with a deflected g... Read More


Aus plan to make pacers injury free

NEW DELHI, Aug. 20 -- Cricket Australia (CA) has devised a new method in order to curb the growing number of injuries suffered by young fast bowlers by restricting them to bowl "enough" and not go overboard in sessions. As part of its change in emphasis, the body will now ensure that a bowler bowls only a certain number of deliveries and try and hit his mark than making him bowl longer spells.

However, while sports science still stands by the ce... Read More


Australia set to trial concussion substitutes in Sheffield Shield

MUMBAI, Aug. 20 -- The ICC has decided to allow concussion substitutes for the upcoming season of the Sheffield Shield, and is expected to ratify the same for Test cricket in the next couple of years.

The historic ruling, which allows a player, felled by a bouncer, to get substituted in a like-for-like manner, would allow the substituted cricketer to not just field but bat and bowl as well.

A call for the change was put forth by Cricket Austral... Read More


Goswami appointed coach for India U-16 camp

RAJKOT, Aug. 20 -- Former Saurashtra player Hitesh Goswami has been appointed coach for the India U-16 camp to be held from August 21 in Bangalore. has cleared BCCI's level 'C' exam for the coaches," the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) said in a release.

Published by HT Digital Content Services with permission from Hindustan Times.... Read More


HCA not following Lodha panel reforms: Azhar

HYDERABAD, Aug. 20 -- Former India skipper Mohammed Azharuddin alleged that the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) is not following the Lodha Committee recommendations and also indulged in other "irregularities and misuse". Azharuddin said deserving players were "ignored" in the teams announced for the Moin-ud-Dowla tournament to be held here. He also said the HCA did not follow Lodha panel recommendations in the appointment of its selectors.

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Upul evokes memories of Champions Trophy

DAMBULLA, Aug. 20 -- Sri Lanka should look for positives from two months back rather than agonise over what went wrong in the last two weeks or so when they take on India in the first ODI, believes new skipper Upul Tharanga.

Tharanga, who struggled in his traditional role as opener but will drop down to No 4 to boost the middle order, urged his players to forget the 0-3 Test drubbing at the hands of India.

"We have been successful in the last d... Read More