Gautham hints that he might never work with Surya again

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                    In a recent interview, Gautham Menon has spoken about Ajith, Yennai Arindhaal, Suriya’s Dhruva Natchathiram and much more. When asked why Dhruva Natchathiram was shelved, he has revealed that he did not find enough support from the Vaaranam Aayiram actor to keep the project alive.

                    Shockingly, he has also revealed that Dhruva Natchathiram might never happen. When asked if he and Suriya were interacting with each other, Gautham surprised everyone by saying no, thereby hinting that he might never work with Suriya ever again

                    After dishing out two successful films(Kaaka Kaaka and Vaaranam Aayiram) with Suriya in the lead, Gautham started his pet project Dhruva Natchathiram when he ran into trouble. Suriya’s lack of support meant the film had to be dropped which in turn became Gautham’s huge set back.
                   “I didn’t have the financial stability and I ended up working with the wrong people who turned against me and filed all these crazy cases. And somebody whom I thought was a friend, Suriya, who completely recognized that I’d be able to pull off something with the script, didn’t actually come forward and give his nod to the script I wanted him to be in. It(the script) would’ve been something very new-age and different,” he said.

                   On questioning with whom he would like to work in the future, the Yennai Arindhaal  director said his wish list includes Rajinikanth and Amitabh Bachchan. “I’d also like to work with Kamal sir once again and after having worked with Ajith now, I’m dying to work with him again.” he added.

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I admire Modi: Arnold Schwarzenegger

         

                           It’s no secret that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has created a dedicated fan following for himself internationally. So when Arnold Schwarzenegger recently lauded Modi for his efforts at the 15th edition of TERI’s Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, it was hardly a surprise. The former California governor praised Modi for his efforts of bringing a solar revolution in Gujarat and expressed the hope that with him leading the country, India would see more environmental-friendly steps being taken.


                     “I have admired PM Narendra Modi and watched him very carefully since the time he was the chief minister of Gujarat. He started the solar revolution in India and came up with the idea of covering the canals with solar panels, and took a strong stance when it came to environmental issues,” Schwarzenegger said, adding, “My dream is that he continues with the kind of mentality that’s beneficial to the environment, since he is now a national leader. I also hope he comes to Paris for the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in November, because he could bring about great change. I admire him and I hope he will continue in the same way that he has done in the past.”

BANGLADESH SPOILS WORLD CUP DEBUT FOR AFGHANISTAN

                     When Bangladesh slumped to 119 for 4 in the 30th over, Afghanistan was in clover on its World Cup debut. But superb half-centuries from two former captains, Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan, led Bangladesh to 267 all out, a total that proved far beyond the ambit of the new boys, who started disastrously with the bat and never recovered. Mashrafe Mortaza, the captain who had been one of the heroes of the victory over India at the 2007 World Cup, finished with 3 for 20 as Bangladesh started its campaign with a 105-run triumph in Canberra on Wednesday (February 18).

                     There were two decent partnerships – 62 between Samiullah Shenwari and Nawroz Mangal, and 58 between Mohammad Nabi and Najibullah Zadran – but the rate of progress was so slow that Bangladesh was never really tested. With the bat, it most certainly had been, with the first 30 overs a dour struggle enlivened only by some sparkling strokeplay from Soumya Sarkar. After 35 overs, Bangladesh was 146 for 4. Then came the Batting Power Play, during which Shakib and Mushfiqur plundered 48. And though wickets fell in a heap after the two were dismissed, a further 73 runs were added in the last ten overs.

                     Mushfiqur and Shakib transformed an innings that had been skewed in Afghanistan’s favour. Hamid Hassan, the most feted of the Afghan bowlers, was singled out for punishment, though he did return to bowl Shakib for 63, a 51-ball innings that featured six fours and a big six behind square leg.

                    Mushfiqur, who needed just 40 balls for his half-century, worked the ball around beautifully and also found the gaps. He clipped Aftab Alam off his toes for six and hit five fours as well as Bangladesh found real impetus in the latter stages.
Bangladesh had started sedately, with Tamim Iqbal and Anamul Haque quite diffident against the new-ball pairing of Hassan and Shapoor Zadran. Both bowled at lively pace, and Hassan should have had Tamim off the final ball of his second over, a full delivery that was edged behind. Steve Davis, the umpire, turned down the appeal, and Afghanistan didn’t manage to review it within the time permitted.



                   Tamim stroked a couple of lovely drives through the covers, but was otherwise subdued. There was little by way of strike rotation either. But it was only when Mirwais Ashraf, bowling second change, came on that Afghanistan got the breakthroughs that its small band of supporters had been craving. First, Tamim edged one behind for Afsar Zazai to take an excellent tumbling catch to his left, and then Anamul was trapped in front.

                    Consolidation came in the shape of Mahmudullah and Sarkar, who showed glimpses of real class while easing the ball into the vacant spaces. There was one straight six off Ashraf, who had bowled his first eight overs with immaculate control conceding just 17, before going for 15 in his ninth.

                   The partnership was worth an even 50 when Shapoor returned to give his team the ascendency. A full delivery caught Sarkar in front, and one that angled in had Mahmudullah fending behind. Again, Zazai’s glove work was eye-catching. But two things then happened that forced Nabi to alter his bowling plans. Shapoor appeared to limp off after taking 2 for 20 from his seven overs, and Shenwari bowled just 1.1 overs, taken out of the attack in the 33rd over after he got a second warning for running on to the danger area. The batsmen cashed in as a stadium full of Bangladeshi fans clapped, cheered and banged their drums frenetically.

                   Mushfiqur and Shakib added 114 in just 15.3 overs, and though Hassan struck twice late on – Sabbir Rahman chopped one on after a slower ball deceived Shakib – it was Bangladesh that finished strongly. Mushfiqur made 71 from 56 balls before lofting a full toss to deep midwicket, and Mashrafe Mortaza’s late cameo ensured that Afghanistan would have to chase well over five runs an over.

                   Mashrafe struck with the sixth ball of the innings, as Javed Ahmadi got a leading edge back to the bowler, and when Zazai was given out leg before to Rubel Hossain’s first ball, the Afghan drumbeats were almost silent. Asghar Stanikzai then edged the last ball of Mashrafe’s second over to first slip, where Mahmudullah held on after a first of a juggle. It was 3 for 3, and effectively game over.

                  Mangal faced 57 balls for his 27 before slog-sweeping Mahmudullah into the deep. Rubel took a fine catch while falling awkwardly and had to be helped off for treatment. Shenwari, after making 42 from 75, was run out by Sabbir Rahman’s splendid throw from fine leg. With half the team back in the pavilion and only 78 on the board, Nabi and the lower order were left with too much to do.

                   Nabi’s strokeplay did lift the Afghans in the crowd, as he and Najibullah took the total past 100, but the asking rate by then had climbed well beyond nine an over. Shakib rapped Najibullah on the pad, and Joel Wilson upheld the appeal. Afghanistan went upstairs, but only lost its review. The next ball, Nabi sliced Mashrafe to the fielder at mid-off. And that was pretty much that.

Fire Service Called to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s Home

               

  
                   Firefighters and paramedics were rushed to the LA home where Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt live with their six children.

                   The emergency services rushed to the couple’s LA mansion on Monday and were later spotted chatting to a passer-by walking his dog before vacating the residence, reported InTouch magazine.

                     It is not yet known why the firemen and medical team were called to the property and whether Angelina, 39, Brad, 51, and their six children, Maddox, 13, Pax, 11, Zahara, 10, Shiloh, eight, and six-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox were at home during the incident.

                     However, it is likely the couple were in the area at the time after stepping out together at the American Society of Cinematographers 29th Annual Outstanding Achievement Awards held at the nearby Hyatt Regency Century Plaza near Beverly Hills on Sunday.

                     It isn’t the first time the fire service has been spotted outside the 5,338-square-foot property, which Brad bought for $ 1.7 million back in 1994.

                     They were also seen responding to a call at their neighbour Giovanni Ribisi’s five-bed home, which he shared with his then-wife, model Agyness Deyn, in October 2012.


Latest Point table

                                           POINTS TABLE

Pool A
TEAMS MAT WON LOST TIED N/R PTS NET RR
New Zealand 2 2 0 0 0 4 +2.624
Australia 1 1 0 0 0 2 +2.220
Bangladesh 1 1 0 0 0 2 +2.100
Sri Lanka 1

0 1 0 0 0 -1.960
Afghanistan 1 0 1 0 0 0 -2.100
England 1 0 1 0 0 0 -2.220
Scotland 1 0 1 0 0 0 -3.039
Pool B
TEAMS MAT WON LOST TIED N/R PTS NET RR
India 1 1 0 0 0 2 +1.520
South Africa 1 1 0 0 0 2 +1.240
Ireland 1 1 0 0 0 2 +0.618
West Indies 1 0 1 0 0 0 -0.618
Zimbabwe 1 0 1 0 0 0 -1.240
Pakistan 1 0 1 0 0 0 -1.520

  



EROS to release Suriya’s next

                                           



                       EROS Interational is making sure that they are collaborating with all the big projects in South India. They have released Rajinikanth’s ‘Lingaa’ and Mahesh Babu’s ‘Aagadu’ in 2014 and now they have set their sights on Suriya’s ‘Masss’.



 
      K.E. Gnanavel Raja is producing the movie and the movie is expected to release during June/July. ‘Masss’ is touted to be a supernatural thriller, starring, Nayanthara, Praneetha, Parthiepan, Riyaz Khan, Arvind Aakash, and many more to its cast. Yuvan Shankar Raja is scoring the music.



Anushka Sharma finally admits being in a relationship with Virat Kohli

                     Although it didn’t need saying, Anushka Sharma has finally admitted to her relationship with Virat Kohli. The couple have known each other since they were kids and a shampoo commercial’s shoot brought them closer. Virat and Anushka have dropped all the hints in the recent past that they are serious about each other. From rumours about them moving in together, to Virat blowing kisses to his ladylove from the cricket field and their romantic strolls while they are on internationals tours, every sign told us that Anushka and Virat are in love. And now Anushka has put rumours to rest by admitting that she is indeed, in love!


         
                    While talking to a popular daily Ms Sharma said, “I am in a relationship with him and I have respect for my relationship. The only reason I don’t talk about it is because we don’t know where to draw the boundary. If someone comes out in the open and tells you that yes I am in a relationship and if you are going to constantly just keep asking questions, it’s like my personal space isn’t being respected.”
                   At an event last year Virat was quoted saying something similar. The cricketer also said that the media can see what’s going on between him and the NH10 actress and that he would like his privacy in these matters.
                   Anushka agrees with her boyfriend on that as she continues to say, “The reason I don’t talk about it (relationship with Kohli) is because it takes away from my work. People don’t take people’s work seriously.”
                  Well, now that the cat is finally out of the bag we hope that the couple take their relationship to the next level soon! What are your thoughts on this?

                                    

HOT NEWS -S J Suryah, Vijay Sethupathi together


                   Actor-director S J Suryah, who bounced back with ‘Isai’ (for which he also scored the music), will play a pivotal role in Karthik Subbaraj’s next venture, titled ‘Iraivi’.

                
                According to sources, Vijay Sethupathi and Bobby Simha, the lead actors of Karthik Subbaraj’s first two films ‘Pizza’ and ‘Jigarthanda’, respectively, will also be part of ‘Iraivi’.

               “Iraivi is an interesting subject and will be totally different from the earlier ventures of Karthik Subbaraj. S J Suryah is happy about joining forces with a young filmmaker like Karthik,” sources say.

Lattest gossip about Vkram Prabu – Vikram Prabhu is in love with Pakistani girl


                      While the title ‘Wagah’ itself kindled curiosity, more and more interesting details are emerging about the forthcoming film of Vikram Prabhu, which hit the floors in Karaikudi on Monday.



                     According to sources, in this film directed by     G. N R Kumaravelan, Vikram Prabhu plays an Indian youth who falls in love with a Pakistani girl. A Delhi-based model has been roped in as the movie’s heroine.

                     It is said that the team has managed to get permission from the Indian Army to shoot some important scenes in Wagah border itself. The rest will be shot in carefully erected sets in India.

Surprise win by Ireland

                                  The sun shone brightly on Saxton Oval and fearless Ireland on a day that will be remembered for years to come in the faraway pubs of Dublin and Belfast. Bowling with purpose, fielding with precision and batting with panache, Ireland chased down 305 against West Indies to infuse the first round of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 with life on Monday (February 16).



                      

                          For years now, Ireland had punched above its weight, pulling off stunning upsets more than once, but, on this occasion, right from the first ball of the game, till the moment when the winning runs were scored, there wasn’t one Ireland player with any self doubt. The manner in which Ireland set the pace against a team that could so easily have bossed it over on another day, showed just how good it really is. And this was no fluke, in that the conditions were not stacked especially in Ireland’s favour, and West Indies did not take its opponents lightly.


                        To start with, Ireland made the most of winning the toss, John Mooney and Max Sorensen doing just enough with the ball to keep Chris Gayle and Dwayne Smith quiet.


                           Building pressure seldom fails to deliver results, and Smith was the first to succumb, holing out to long off against Kevin O’Brien. Darren Bravo was sent on his way, courtesy a direct hit from point, before he had even faced a ball, and the wobble was well and truly on at 31 for 2.



                    
                           For a time, Gayle defied, but scoring at a strike rate of just over 55 brought about impatience and the left-arm spin of George Dockrell proved too much temptation to resist. The heave over cow corner failed to boom off the bat and Kevin O’Brien settled under a comfortable catch.

                          Two balls later, Marlon Samuels was pinned to the crease by Dockrell and even a review could not save him from being declared lbw. Denesh Ramdin suffered a similar fate in Dockrell’s next over, and Ireland was swarming all over West Indies with the scoreboard reading 87 for 5.


                         If Ireland sensed it was on the verge of something special, it was dragged back down to earth by a stirring rearguard action from Darren Sammy and Lendl Simmons. With overs in hand, Sammy and Simmons built a partnership from scratch, taking their time to absorb the conditions and line up the bowling. Slowly gaining momentum till they had done enough to push the score past 200, both Sammy and Simmons cut loose.Sammy brought up his half-century off only 45 balls, and Simmons matched his partner, reaching the milestone off 62 balls with a straight six off Kevin O’Brien. After the pair had taken West Indies past the 200-run mark, the big shots became more and more frequent, and convincing.
             

                     

                     If Sammy was brutally effective in his hitting, Simmons was utterly easy on the eye when he drove through cover, oozing flair. The 43rd over, bowled by Kevin O’Brien, was taken for 22, and Ireland would have sensed the tide turning. When Sammy pulled Mooney for a flat six to get to 89, he had posted his highest One-Day International score, and looked set for a well-deserved century. But, trying to clear cow corner, Sammy found Dockrell, ending a 154-run stand that equalled the West Indian record for the sixth wicket.



                         Simmons showed his full range of shots, from the rasping cut to the meaty pull, and did not even break stride when he neared three figures, clattering a full toss to the midwicket fence in the final over to bring up the landmark. Simmons’s century had come off only 83 balls, with his second fifty taking just 23 balls.

  
                        If Ireland was deflated at having to chase 305 when even 200 looked far away at the halfway mark of the first innings, it did not show in the least. William Porterfield and Paul Stirling raced out of the blocks, using the pace of the West Indian bowlers to maximum effect. Stirling did the bulk of the scoring, and when Porterfield (23) was dismissed with 71 on the board, there was no change in tempo.
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