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IQAC director, He invited the faculty to make the fullest use of the computerised processes so that duplication of effort was saved and papers could move swiftly. a panel discussion on “How do we make our Zoroastrian religion relevant to the modern times” will be held, Naidu will remain present on the last day, The new ball was swinging a bit.means ?” she had said.5 cr),Housefull 3 (Rs 109 13 cr)andHousefull 2 (Rs 106 cr) WATCH VIDEO |Akshay Kumar Taapsee Pannu on Naam Shabana Action And More So what exactly makes Jolly LLB 2 or for that matter all the Akshay Kumar films that he has been delivering of late different from the mainstream releases We decode Akshay Kumar’s success formula for you… Also read |Akshay Kumar’s calendar break-up is just like your 9 to 5 job Read how he completes four films every year Akshay Kumar’s production OMG starred Paresh Rawaland was a satirical take on the commercialisation of religion in India Content-driven cinema Akshay who once appeared in films like Desi Boyz Tees Maar Khan and De Dana Dan has suddenly changed his action plan After 2010 he began doing films like OMG Special 26 Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara Baby Airlift and Rustom all varied plots all varied performances While some are based on real-life incidents others are period dramas Yes for Akshay the film’s plot is the hero more than his own part Also read |I’ve made enough money a good script is more important: Akshay Kumar A still from Jolly LLB 2 where Akshay Kumar played a lawyer from Lucknow Middle-class characters When Jolly LLB 2’s poster released we saw Akshay donning a lawyer’s look riding a Bajaj scooter and sporting a teeka on his forehead Now who else can you imagine doing that with his signature smile sneaking through that moustache That’s Akshay’s preference to play a middle-class man with whom janta can relate This makes his characters a sure-shot winner not just among the multiplex audience who like to see this side of an aam aadmi but also to the majority who actually live such a humble life And of late it looks like his moustache has become his lucky charm and hence a staple of all the characters he plays Of course it suits him too Akshay Kumar’s 2016 film Airlift was based on the real-life incident of the evacuation of Indians in Kuwait during the invasion of Kuwait by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq Small town connect And his middle-class characters shine brighter when they come fromthe interiors of India For people in metropolitan cities aren’t aware of the little nuances of small-town life So if Akshay’s character is riding a scooter it is better if he also feels the bumps on a broken road of a small town Only then will his character get a life He is surely the new age family man and we not just mean in real but also in terms of his onscreen image Akshay Kumar film Special 26 also starred Anupam Kher Manoj Bajpayee Jimmy Shergill and Kajal Agarwal Strong supporting characters There was a time when it was said that Akshay has a stronghold on the editing table and gets the part of other actors chopped if they overshadow him But looks like times have changed All of Akshay’s movies have several strong supporting characters with equally powerful performances Be it Saurabh Shukla who had the best one-liners in Jolly LLB 2 or Anupam Kher in Baby and Special 26 or even Nimrat Kaur in Airlift everyone brought their A-game to the table and only added to the success of the film Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha deals with the sanitation problem in the interiors of India Socially relevant plot Akshay also prefers to keep some message in his films intact His upcoming Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is about PM Narendra Modi’s ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ It is a satirical comedy based on the unhygienic conditions in the rural India Jolly LLB 2 was a clarion call to the Indian Judiciary It might have left some sections of our legal fraternity upset but if you chose a bold and socially relevant subject there ought to be some ripple effects after all Akshay Kumar makes a special appearance in his co-production Naam Shabana starring Taapsee Pannu Investing money in unique stories Akshay Kumar seems not to be bothered about what his contemporaries are doing While other actors who’ve turned producers are vying for scripts that have a certain target audience Akshay’s banner Hari Om Entertainment picks as unique subjects as the actor OMG Airlift and Rustom are among them His upcoming productions are Naam Shabana and PadMan And all of these have only one target – the masses Also read |Jolly LLB 2: Film is a hit owes a lot to Akshay Kumar’s reinvention from a comedy star to an all-rounder Akshay has a lot of variety in store in 2017 Other films from the actor this year include the biggie 20 where he plays the main villain opposite Rajinikanth a first for the actor Then there is PadMan which is based on the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham who is famously known as the India’s ‘Menstruation Man’ He is even doing Crack and a cameo in Naam Shabana He has another film tentatively titled Gold in his kitty The year 2017 surely looks like Akshay Kumar’s year But wait even 2016 was one considering all his three releases were hits and so was 2015 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: April 15 2017 4:26 pm Noor is an adaptation of Pakistani novel Karachi You’re Killing Me by Saba Imtiaz ( Source: APH IMAGES) Top News The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has recently asked Noor makers to edit a reference to journalist Barkha Dutt in the film Some media reports suggest that CBFC asked to either entirely remove the reference or beep the word ‘Dutt’ in the film Now film’s leading lady Sonakshi Sinha says that censor board needs to have a uniform approach while censoring movies Sonakshi told IANS “The censor board really needs to come to a consensus within themselves on what is right in one film… Is not right in another film” Sonakshi Sinha plays the titular role ‘Noor’ apparently admires journalist Barkha Dutt in the film When the actor was asked about editing the surname ‘Dutt’ Sonakshi said “There is no consistency in what they censor or what they censor so I think they first need to come to a consensus” Sonakshi earlier told PTI “I really want people to stop calling it a ‘female or women-centric’ film When a male actor does it nobody calls it a male-centric movie A film is a film you watch it as that not based on the gender of the protagonist These headlines that ‘Sonakshi is doing a female-centric film’ it makes no sense I am an actor I am doing a film and that’s it Gender doesn’t have to come in here” “We as an audience have very recently opened up to receiving a film with a female protagonist and they have just started doing really well Filmmakers have just started making a variety of films which perhaps weren’t being made earlier There is a difference in that and there will naturally be a difference in box office number as well Slowly and steadily it will reach a point where we all want to see it and I am glad to be a part of that change” added actor Also Read:Had liberty to create own back stories in Begum Jaan: GauaharKhan Directed by Sunhil Sippy the film also stars Kanan Gill Noor is an adaptation of Pakistani novel Karachi You’re Killing Me by Saba Imtiaz For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: May 23 2017 12:50 pm Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroopam gearing up for a grand release this year Related News The post-production of actor Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroopam 2 is going on in full swing Kamal on Tuesday took to Twitter to update his fans about his film which is finally gearing up for a grand release this year after being delayed for a long time “Recorded last song in VR2 Hindi Lyrics by Prasoon Joshi Tamizh lyrics by me Tune is infectious to say the least Telugu to record soon” wrote the actor on his Twitter page The upcoming espionage thriller is the sequel to 2013’s Vishwaroopam The earlier film had also faced a lot of obstacles in the run-up to its release due to political reasons The film was accused of portraying the Muslim community in a bad light and was banned by the then Jayalalithaa government The film was later released after Kamal agreed to make a few changes to the film Vishwaroopam 2 has been reeling under financial crisis The film’s producer Aascar Ravichandran was unable to raise the required funds to clear the hurdles for its theatrical release including remuneration of the cast and crew However Kamal himself decided to take over the project recently and release it this year itself The development came days after his upcoming comedy film Sabash Naidu was postponed indefinitely due to various reasons Vishwaroopam 2 is expected to hit the screens during the Independence Day week and it will release in Tamil Telugu and Hindi (Vishwaroop) Recorded last song in VR2 Hindi Lyrics by Prasoon Joshi Tamizh lyrics by me Tune is infectious to say the least Telugu to record soon — Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) May 23 2017 Kamal is also preparing to make his small screen debut with the Tamil version of a popular reality show The actor will be hosting the first season of Bigg Boss Tamil which will open on Vijay TV on June 18 And he is also in the process of reviving his period film Marudhanayagam which has been in cold storage for nearly 20 years now For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: February 24 2016 12:02 am Top News Ratan Tata’s comments favouring scrapping of the so-called 5/20 norm for airline operators merits serious consideration by the country’s policymakers The chairman emeritus of Tata Sons has rightly criticised the rule that requires an Indian carrier to have a minimum of five years of domestic running experience and at least 20 planes in its fleet to operate international flights Tata may have business interests in seeing that this rule goes His group after all is a co-promoter of two relatively new airline ventures — AirAsia India and Vistara — whose operations are impacted by the 5/20 rule But that does not diminish the strength of the basic argument that he is making of how the entrenched carriers are using “monopolistic pressures” and “lobbying” to retain the rule Business interests apart it is consumer interest that is the real issue here In a liberalised economy the government cannot dictate the fares that airlines charge from consumers All it can do is ensure a regulatory environment that allows competition The 5/20 norm clearly undermines this by circumscribing new entrants and foreclosing the benefits that would accrue to consumers by way of cheaper tickets better services newer routes and seamless travel The supposed rationale behind the rule is to ensure that only credible airlines — with recognised records of safety experience and financial strength — are allowed to operate This argument would effectively shut out even ventures that have established international carriers as co-promoters This is the case with the two Tata joint ventures and also others that may be wanting to set up similar JVs Related to this is the fact that in today’s world making distinctions between domestic and international operations of airlines makes no sense There are many overseas Indian workers living in hinterland Indian towns using domestic flights to connect to metro airports for international travel These consumers mostly from less well-off backgrounds stand to gain from airlines offering seamless connectivity at competitive rates including through leveraging their international network and plying specific hitherto underserved routes At the end of the day it is all about lowering the barriers of entry in aviation or for that matter any business The NDA government should lay to rest the controversial rule as part of its much-awaited civil aviation policy For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi: The Rajya Sabha worked for 7995 percent of the scheduled hours during the Monsoon Session which concluded on Friday while the Lok Sabha sat for little less at 7794 percent of the scheduled hours Union minister Ananth Kumar said Representational image PTI During the session 17 bills were introduced in the Lok Sabha A total of 14 bills were passed in the Lower House while nine in the Upper House or the Rajya Sabha the Parliamentary Affairs minister told reporters here This is an "achievement" considering it was a short session and a considerable time was devoted to discussions on important issues and elections to the offices of president and vice-president he added Both the Houses were adjourned sine die on Friday "The Session provided 19 sittings spread over a period of 26 days The productivity of Lok Sabha was 7794 percent and that of Rajya Sabha was 7995 percent" Kumar said He also said a special sitting was organised to mark the 75th anniversary of the Quit India Movement during the session Kumar termed the extension of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) to Jammu and Kashmir as a "historic achievement" and said passing of related bills will lead to the economic integration of the state with the rest of the country However research body PRS Legislative Research claimed the Lok Sabha worked for 67 percent of the scheduled hours and the Rajya Sabha for 72 percent Fifteen bills were introduced during the session and nine were passed other than that the two appropriation bills and three bills were withdrawn it claimed Patna:Hundreds of Class 12 students in Bihar who failed in their exams continued their protest for the fourth consecutive day in Patna on Saturday demanding re-checking of their answer sheets and action against top officials police said More than eight lakh of the over 12 lakh students who appeared for the Class 12 exams conducted by the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) failed this year The results were declared on Tuesday The angry students led by the CPM student wing AISA staged a protest outside the Bihar Inter Council office and reportedly damaged the windows of a bus besides blocking roads and pelting stones at the police officials said "We want re-examination for all and action against the BSEB chairman" a protesting student said Representational image PTI The police resorted to baton-charge to disperse the protesters but failed as the slogan shouting students returned outside the Council office and continued their protest despite the scorching heat "Hundreds of students protested for the fourth day and raised slogans against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Bihar education minister Ashok Choudhary and BSEB chairman Anand Kishore over the poor results" a police official said Similar protests also took place in Vaishali district on Saturday The students were led by the CPM student wing AISF and the RSS’ student wing ABVP during their protests on Wednesday Thursday and Friday In a repeat of last year’s events the BSEB on Friday cancelled the result of Class 12 topper in the Arts stream Ganesh Kumar and arrested him for committing forgery among other charges Patna Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj who interrogated Ganesh after he was produced in the local court on Saturday told media he confessed that he had fudged his age to appear in the examination Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has assured that the failed students can apply online for re-evaluation or verification of their answer sheets and these results will be out within a month He also promised the BSEB will hold compartmental exams soon The pass percentage of students of Science Arts and Commerce streams was 3524 per cent this year as only 447115 students passed of the total 1240168 students who appeared in the exams after the authorities implemented strict measures against cheating Last year the total pass percentage was 6219 percent It stood at 8745 percent in 2015 8804 percent in 2013 and 9074 percent in 2012 A senior BSEB official said the drastic fall in pass percentage vindicated their strict efforts to conduct cheating-free examinations This year CCTV cameras were installed at entrances of the examination halls and videography was conducted throughout the duration of the exam Use of all communication gadgets including mobile phones inside the examination halls was prohibited Mass cheating in board exams has been rampant in Bihar for years By: PTI | Washington | Published: May 8 2017 9:25 pm Scientists already knew that stem cells contained in a bulge area of hair follicles are involved in making hair and that SCF is important for pigmented cells (Representational Image) Top News Scientists have identified the cells responsible for hair growth as well as the mechanism that causes them to turn grey a finding that could lead to new treatments for balding and greying hair “Although this project was started in an effort to understand how certain kinds of tumours form we ended up learning why hair turns grey and discovering the identity of the cell that directly gives rise to hair” said Lu Le associate professor at the University of Texas Southwestern in the US “With this knowledge we hope in the future to create a topical compound or to safely deliver the necessary gene to hair follicles to correct these cosmetic problems” said Le The researchers found that a protein called KROX20 more commonly associated with nerve development in this case turns on in skin cells that become the hair shaft These hair precursor or progenitor cells then produce a protein called stem cell factor (SCF) that the researchers showed is essential for hair pigmentation When they deleted the SCF gene in the hair progenitor cells in mouse models the animal’s hair turned white When they deleted the KROX20-producing cells no hair grew and the mice became bald according to the study The researchers serendipitously uncovered this explanation for balding and hair greying while studying a disorder called Neurofibromatosis Type 1 a rare genetic disease that causes tumours to grow on nerves Scientists already knew that stem cells contained in a bulge area of hair follicles are involved in making hair and that SCF is important for pigmented cells said Le However they did not know what happens after those stem cells move down to the base or bulb of hair follicles and which cells in the hair follicles produce SCF – or that cells involved in hair shaft creation make the KROX20 protein he said If cells with functioning KROX20 and SCF are present they move up from the bulb interact with pigment-producing melanocyte cells and grow into pigmented hairs But without SCF the hair in mouse models was grey and then turned white with age according to the study Without KROX20-producing cells no hair grew the study said Researchers will now try to find out if the KROX20 in cells and the SCF gene stop working properly as people age leading to the greying and hair thinning seen in older people – as well as in male pattern baldness Le said The research also could provide answers about why we age in general as hair greying and hair loss are among the first signs of ageing For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | New York | Updated: August 24 2016 5:11 pm Melatonin hormone produced in brain at night to regulate sleep cycles appears to suppress the growth of breast cancer Top News Suggesting a link between lack of sleep and increased risk of breast cancer a new study has found that melatonin a hormone produced in the human brain at night to regulate sleep cycles appears to suppress the growth of these tumours While treatments based on this key discovery are still years away the results can give scientists a key foundation on which to build future research “You can watch bears in the zoo but you only understand bear behavior by seeing them in the wild Similarly understanding the expression of genes in their natural environment reveals how they interact in disease settings That’s what is so special about this work” said co-author of the study David Arnosti Professor at Michigan State University in the US Scientists have speculated that the lack of melatonin due in part to our sleep-deprived modern society put women at higher risk for breast cancer The latest study showed that melatonin suppresses the growth of breast cancer stem cells providing scientific proof to support the growing body of anecdotal evidence on sleep deprivation The research team was led by Juliana Lopes a visiting researcher from Sao Paolo Brazil For their experiment the scientists grew tumours from stem cells known as “mammospheres” The growth of these mammospheres was enhanced with chemicals known to fuel tumour growth namely the natural hormone estrogen and estrogen-like chemical Bisphenol A or BPA found in many types of plastic food packages Melatonin treatment significantly decreased the number and size of mammospheres when compared with the control group For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top Newsand balance the budget. 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