Government’s allocation of just over $325 million to sports came as a surprise to many, yet appreciated generally by the National Governing Bodies (NGBs) yesterday.
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Aishwarya wows the Cannes crowds
She made it to the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, and wowed the crowds as she usually does, but seems that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s outfit of choice was not original.
The same gold strapless Roberto Cavalli gown was worn recently by Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth at this year’s Academy Awards.
Regardless, by all reports, Aishwarya looked gorgeous and had heads turning. And if the latest stories are anything to go by, it seems the Bollywood lovely will soon be imitating another Hollywood actress in her comeback film, Jazbaa.
Sanjay Gupta, who directs the film, took inspiration from Salt, which saw Angelina Jolie in some very intense action scenes, but how will Mrs Bachchan fare?
Well, some people, including her husband Abhishek, think she will be great; he was actually the person who initially heard of the film and encouraged his wife to do it. Famed beauty, mother, and soon to be stunt woman? Well, we’ll see.
Bollywood has gone boxing-crazy it seems. Priyanka Chopra plays Mary Kom in a biopic, Sonakshi Sinha’s Holiday, which is apparently based on Laila Ali (former heavyweight champion Muhammed Ali’s daughter) and shows the actress in boxing gear on the posters, and now it’s Ranbir Kapoor who is picking up the gloves.
Yes, you read right. He plays a street fighter in his next movie Bombay Velvet and in addition to boxing, he also trained in martial arts. His schedule involves dieting and heavy training in the night with a boxing trainer who was flown in from Kenya.
Ranbir worked with the trainer for about four months in preparation for this role, and stayed lean for a consistent look while shooting.
All we can say is wow, #BollyTalks can’t wait to see the final product!