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ART & CULTURE TUeSDAY, FeBrUArY 13, 2018 8 People know me as I paired opposite Salman Khan: Zareen Khan Zareen Khan, who debuted alongside Salman Khan in Veer, has been a part of several Bollywood films like Housefull 2 and Ready. The 1921 actor says that it was only after Hate Story 3 that people have started seeing her in a different light, reports The Indian Express. Actor Zareen Khan says her Bollywood debut film Veer is very close to her heart and that Six-day film festival starts at DU Dhaka : A six-day film festival began at the TSC Auditorium of Dhaka University, reports UNB. Dhaka University Film Society (DUFS) organised the event marking the International Mother Language Day. The 17th edition of the festival, titled 'Amar Bhasar Chalachitra' featuring 19 Bangladeshi films began with the screening of Mostofa Sarwar Farooki directed 'Doob'. Former Vice Chancellor of the University and moderator of the club A A M S Arefin Siddique inaugurated the festival Nine classic Bangla films and ten contemporary films will be screened at the festival while DUFS will honour a filmmaker with Hiralal Sen Padak for the second time. Five BangladesSh filmS 'Haldaa', 'Bhubhan Majhi', 'Khacha', 'Gohin Baluchar' and 'Rina Brown' will compete for the award. DUFS has been organising the annual film festival with the slogan 'Sustha Chalachitra, Sustha Darshak' since its inception in 2000 to promote Bangla films and help change the taste of audiences and bring out more talented filmmakers. people today know her because she was paired opposite superstar Salman Khan. Ever since her debut in 2010, Zareen featured in films like Ready and Housefull. Asked if starring in big budget films initially helped her shape her career, Zareen told IANS over the phone from Mumbai: "Today if people know me it is because of Veer, even if the Bhumi Pednekar, Karan to attend Berlin film festival movie did not do well. It is because I was paired opposite Salman Khan that today people know me. So, Veer in spite of not doing well, will be very dear to my heart because it was my first film." The actress says that her role was not that important in the other films she got then as compared to those that are offered to her now. "Those (films) did too, but not what all these films that I am doing right now did for me because my role was not that important. In Ready, I did only one song, in Housefull 2 there were a lot of other people and I had a very small role. So, maybe I was not really noticed or I did not get to do much in the film," she said. The actress, 30, says it was after After making it to the Forbes India's under 30 list, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan actress Bhumi Pednekar is all set to represent India with Karan Johar at Berlin International Film Festival, reports NDTV. Actor Bhumi Pednekar has been invited along with filmmaker Karan Johar to represent Indian cinema at the forthcoming Berlin International Film Festival. "I am most honoured and humbled to be invited by the Berlinale. The fact that I will represent India and its evolving cinema is itself a huge moment of pride for me," Bhumi said in a statement. The actor, who has been lauded for two back-to-back hits Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan- both of which gave a dose of entertainment with a message - was also recently a part of Forbes India's 30 Under 30 list. Bhumi is counted amongst the most promising talents in Hindi cinema today. the erotic thriller Hate Story 3, filmmakers saw her in a different light. "It was after Hate Story 3 that people have started seeing me in a different light and offering me films that they feel I can be a solo part of. I think it is not about doing big films. It is about how important your role is in a movie and what that does for you," she added. Being an actress who has consciously chosen high content cinema right from her debut with "Dum Laga Ke Haisha", Bhumi will be representing and highlighting the evolution of mainstream Hindi cinema at the Berlinale. Berlinale is set to take place from February 15-25. The versatile actress is not only on a roll in her career but also recently made it to the Forbes India's under 30 list. While expressing her excitement about it Bhumi took to Twitter abd wrote, "Thank you @forbes_india for the recognition.Being a part of this list,with such dynamic people is truly an honour .More power to all of you ????? #forbes30under30 #achiever #dreamer #love #forbesindia" Meanwhile on the work front, the Shubh Mangal Saavdhan actress, Bhumi is currently shooting for Sushant Singh Rajput starrer Son Chiraiya which is helmed by Abhishek Chaubey. You are not my friend: Kim Cattrall blasts Sarah Jessica Parker Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker had reportedly been at odds since filming Sex and the City together, reports BBC. Actress Kim Cattrall vented her anger at former Sex and the City co-star Sarah Jessica Parker, saying she was not her friend. The two had reportedly been at odds since filming the show together, with the demise of any prospects for a third Sex and the City film bringing the animosity back to the surface, reports Cattrall took to Instangram to vent her anger on Saturday. "I don't need your love or support at this tragic time Sarah Jessica Parker," she posted. In the caption, she called Parker a "hypocrite" and "cruel". She said, "Let me make this very clear. (If I haven't already) You are not my family. You are not my friend. So I'm writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your 'nice girl' persona." According to, Cattrall was likely referring to the recent death of her brother Chris, which Parker discussed at the Paley Centre for media's An Evening With the Cast of Divorce in New York on Thursday. Parker had also left a message of condolence on Cattrall's Instagram post announcing her brother's passing, as had Cynthia Nixon, one of Cattrall and Parker's other Sex and the City costars On Instagram, Cattrall also linked to a New York Post article from October entitled "Inside the mean-girls culture that destroyed Sex and the City. In the article, a clique that excluded Cattrall is described as having been formed on the set of Sex and the City particularly after creator and producer Darren Star left and Parker's friend Michael Patrick King took over, which led to Cattrall's reluctance to participate in the first Sex and the City film. LONDON - Dr Luke's legal team subpoena Lady Gaga to testify in case in connection to Kesha, reports EWN. The music producer is keen for the star to hand over evidence such as text messages sent between her and Kesha in which the Tik Tok singer stated she was abused by Luke and claimed there was another victim. The producer's legal team said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE: "In connection with Dr. Luke's defamation claims against Kesha, various third parties are being deposed by both sides, including celebrities. "Dr. Luke's counsel served a subpoena on Lady Gaga because she has relevant information regarding, among other things, false statements about Dr. Luke made to her by Kesha. This motion has Lady Gaga Subpoenaed To Testify In Dr Luke And Kesha Case become necessary because Dr. Luke's counsel has not been able to obtain, despite repeated request, a deposition date from Lady Gaga." In 2014, Kesha, 30, accused Dr. Luke of sexually abusing her, drugging her, and emotionally abusing her for years but he has denied the claims. And the statement goes onto say Gaga, 33, was allegedly encouraged to embark on a "smear campaign" against the 43-year-old producer. However, she has hit back at Dr Luke and insisted he has exaggerated her role in the case to gain press attention and that her evidence is merely providing necessary support to get to the truth. A statement from Lady Gaga's representative to PEOPLE said: "As Lady Gaga's legal team will present to the court, she has provided all of the relevant information in her possession and is at most an ancillary witness in this process. Dr. Luke's team is attempting to manipulate the truth and draw press attention to their case by exaggerating Lady Gaga's role and falsely accusing her of dodging reasonable requests." She recently submitted a number of emails to court in which the music producer slammed her weight and was critical of her appearance. Dr Luke - whose real name is Lukasz Gottwald - reportedly wants to add a defamation charge to his own lawsuit against Kesha over the text messages to Lady Gaga. H o r o S C o P e ArIeS (March 21 - April 20): If others go out of their way to pick holes in your arguments today just ignore them. Having said that, it could be there is something you have overlooked and at least one kind person will try to warn you, so don't be too eager to be rude. TAUrUS (April 21 - May 21): Your main task today is to resist the temptation to look at the world as if everything that happens is a disaster or a tragedy. Focus only on good news today - there is still plenty of it if you care to look. It's about attitude, not events. GeMINI (May 22 - June 21): Check the small print carefully before putting pen to paper today because you could have been misled into thinking that you have got the best of a deal when, in fact, others will profit a lot more than you do. Details are always important. CANCer (June 22 - July 23): The more others want you to do something you don't think is in your best interests the more you must resist. Your arguments for giving it a miss may not sound convincing but what matters is that you stick to your guns. They can't force you. Leo (July 24 - Aug. 23): Cosmic activity in your fellow fire sign of Aries has filled your head with no end of big ideas but not all of them are practical, so don't get carried away. You are under no obligation to hurry, so bide your time and think things through. VIrGo (Aug. 24 - Sept. 23): Someone who usually has only nice things to say about you will go right the other way and say something hurtful today, but you must not let it get to you. Sometimes you can be too sensitive for your own good. Don't take yourself so seriously. LIBrA (Sept. 24 - Oct. 23): You have nothing to prove and lots to gain and everything to look forward to. That is the message of the stars today and even if you don't quite believe it what happens over the next few days will bring a smile to your face. It's about time! SCorPIo (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22): If someone you don't know very well tells you what a great guy you are it's a sure sign they are after something. That something is most likely to be your money, so act cool and don't give them a thing, no matter how nicely they ask. SAGITTArIUS (Nov. 23 - Dec. 21): Your current run of good fortune is sure to come to an end eventually but there is no reason to suppose it will be any time soon. The planets indicate there are plenty of good things still to look forward to, the first of which will arrive today. CAPrICorN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 20): For some strange reason you can see enemies in every direction at the moment but most if not all of them exist only in your imagination, so get a grip on yourself and get things done. Your only real enemy is your lack of self-belief. AQUArIUS (Jan. 21 - Feb. 19): You tend to believe in yourself to such a degree that you think nothing is beyond you, and that's good, but even an Aquarius has limits and you may need to remind yourself what those limits are. A little bit of realism will go a long way. PISCeS (Feb. 20 - Mar. 20): Yes, you should let other people have the last word. Yes, you should let other people lead the way. You may not entirely approve of what they say, still less of what they do, but so long as you don't get the blame why should you worry?

SPORTS TUESDAy, FEBRUARy 13, 2018 9 Mosaddek's omission: Did club pressure trump national interest? State minister, deputy minister condoles death of Sona Mia DHAKA: State minister for Youth and Sports Dr. Biren Sikder MP expressed deep shock at the death of Abdur Razzak Sona Miah, the former national hockey player, a press release said yesterday, reports BSS. In a condolence message the State minister said the country's sports area face irreparable loss at the death of Sona Miah. He conveyed sympathy to the bereaved family members and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul. In another message, deputy minister for Youth and Sports Arif Khan Joy MP also conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members and prayed salvation for the departed soul. Sona Mia died on Sunday last at his Lalbagh's residence in the city. Photo: Internet. Russian Olympic skate captain pays tribute to crash victims GANGNEUNG, South Korea: Russian Olympic figure skating team captain Ekaterina Bobrova paid an emotional tribute Monday to the 71 victims of a plane crash near Moscow, saying that despite securing a silver medal "it's a dark day for us", reports BSS. The 27-year-old led the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) to silver in the team event behind Canada, their second medal of the Games. "For me it's difficult to say the following as we are very happy that we won but in our country there was an air crash last night -- 71 people perished," she said. Her voice cracking she continued: "As team captain and on behalf of all the coaches I would like to convey my sincere condolences to the families, it's a great sorrow for our country. "With this tragedy it's a dark day for us, a day of sorrow." In one of Russia's worst aviation accidents an Antonov An-148 plane went down in the Ramensky district on the outskirts of Moscow on Sunday after taking off from Domodedovo airport in the capital. Sixty-five passengers and six crew members were on board, Russia's office of transport investigations said in a statement. Earlier Bobrova had saluted the vocal flagwaving Russian fans at the Gangneung Ice Arena. "For us it means a lot to have this huge support from the stands," added one of the 168 Russians competing under a neutral flag and known as OAR after Russia was banned as punishment for state-sponsored doping. "As we were leaving it felt like we were on our home turf. "Our athletes felt they could feel positive energy flowing onto the ice, like sitting under blanket with a cup of tea. "I will remember this feeling forever," said the former European champion. Unlike their supporters, Russian athletes are not allowed to brandish or even carry the Russian tricolour as part of the ban and must tread carefully in what they say. Any criticism of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) would likely see the ban extended beyond Pyeongchang. The OAR team event silver medal followed the bronze secured by short track speed skater Semen Elistratov on Saturday. Liverpool's Salah is the idol of his Egyptian village CAIRO: Deep in Egypt's Nile Delta region, the children of Nagrig village have a clear goal in life: they want to become football stars like Mohamed Salah, Liverpool's top scorer and Africa's top player, reports BSS. Salah, who hails from their village, has been one of the sensations of the Premier League since joining Liverpool-his goal in the victory against Southampton on Sunday was his 29th of the season. Further enhancing his status as a national hero, Salah played a key role in leading Egypt to the World Cup finals in Russia later this year. On Wednesday his talent will be on show in the Champions League as Liverpool tackle Porto. Mohamed Abdel-Gawad, 12, gazes in admiration at the three-storey house where Salah was born and raised, which overlooks a narrow dirt road like most of the houses in the village, about 120 kilometres (75 miles) northwest of Cairo. "I hope to be like Mohamed Salah when I grow up," Abdel-Gawad told AFP. "Mohamed Salah has become a professional player because of his ethics and humbleness." In Nagrig as well as in Basyoun, the closest town, the youth centres were renamed after the Egyptian star. Fully aware that his success has become an inspiration for children in Egypt and Africa more widely, Salah addressed them in his acceptance speech when he won the African player of the year accolade in January, telling them: "Never stop dreaming, never stop believing." While the house of the player's father, Salah Ghali, resembles others in the village, it was quieter: no-one was looking out of an open window, and no clothes hung from the house. The village has been the focus of huge media interest as Salah has risen to stardom, but family members at his house in Nagrig refused to talk to reporters "out of respect for his wishes". Salah's journey, figuratively as well as literally, was anything but easy. "His talent clearly showed from the beginning," said Ghamri Abdel- Hameed el-Saadani, who was the juniors coach at the Nagrig Youth Centre, where Salah started training at the age of eight. Still, Salah's success is not just due to his talent, "it's also a product of a will of steel, effort, and determination", said Saadani. The mayor of the village, Maher Shateyya, a family friend, bursts with pride when he talks about Nagrig's most famous son. "Mohamed was only 14 when he joined the Arab Contractors club in Cairo, and he had to spend nearly 10 hours a day in transport to make it to and from practice," said Shateyya of Salah's "journey of torment". Nagrig to Basyoun, then to Tanta city, the capital of Al-Gharbiya province, then a bus to downtown Cairo, and a final ride to the Nasr City neighbourhood where the club is located. Salah grew up in a sporty family, with his father and two uncles having played football at the youth club in Nagrig. "When his father noticed his son's talent, he strived to enrol him at a big club," said Shateyya. "In the beginning, Salah played with the team in Basyoun town, then he moved to Tanta city before he was taken by the Arab Contractors team." Barcelona failed to score for the first time in La Liga this season as Getafe picked up a hard-fought point at the Nou Camp. Photo: BBC Crash, bang, wallop-high winds disrupt Olympics PYEONGCHANG, South Korea: High winds caused havoc at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Monday as the women's slopestyle snowboarding final descended into chaos and alpine skiing suffered its second postponement in as many days, reports BSS. Almost all competitors crashed in the women's slopestyle final at a windswept Phoenix Park, where strong gusts forced the cancellation of Sunday's qualifiers and delayed Monday's final by more than an hour. It came after ski chiefs called off the women's giant slalom and rescheduled it to Thursday-the same day as the postponed men's downhill. The windy conditions contributed to an icy chill in Pyeongchang's mountains, where forecast temperatures of -15 degrees Celsius (5 Fahrenheit) were due to feel like -25. Several snowboarders voiced their unhappiness at the gusting conditions at Phoenix Park, and complained that the slopestyle final should have been CSA investigating racial abuse towards Tahir. Three matches of DPL to be held today DHAKA: After a day recess, the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League will be held at three separate venues in the city's adjoining area with three matches are billed for the day, reports BSS. On the day, table topper Dhaka Abahani Ltd will take on Brothers Union Club at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Cricket Stadium in Fatullah, Gazi Group Cricketers meet Khelaghar Samaj Kalyan Samity at BSKP ground no 3 while Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club play against Kalabagan Krira Chakra at BKSP ground no 4. All the matches kick off at 9 am. After the second matches, Abahani Ltd dominated the league table with maintaining their all win run in the points table with four points from two matches while Brothers Union Club following them also securing four points from two outings. Gazi Group Cricketers placed in eighth position with two points with one win and one defeat while bottomranked Khelaghar Samaj Kalyan Samity yet to open their account following their two consecutive defeats. postponed. "So many people got hurt because of the wind already," said Austria's Anna Gasser, calling the competition a "lottery". "I don't think it was a fair competition and I'm a little disappointed in the organisation that they pulled through with it." Britain's Aimee Fuller, who finished 17th after crashing, branded the conditions among the toughest she had competed in and said she had "no chance" of landing her last jump when she was caught by a strong gust. "There were huge gusts of wind-I've decided to call it the Pyeongchang Gust," said the 26-year-old. Even the gold medal-winner Jamie Anderson, who defended her title from 2014, fell during her run. Two women suffered competition-ending injuries on the course in training. Separately, organisers said fans who couldn't make the rescheduled alpine ski finals, which are among the showpiece Winter Olympics events, would be entitled to refunds. They admitted the wind disruption was a "headache"-but said it was too early to talk about extending the Games beyond its scheduled final day of February 25. "I think it's a little bit early to discuss that yet," said International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams. "I think Nagano (1998) had the downhill five minutes before the closing ceremony so there's plenty of time, there's reserve spaces for competition." Adams admitted it was difficult to rejig a packed schedule, but said the IOC usually accepts the advice of individual sports federations when it comes to postponing events. "The main thing for us is the athletes' safety. Each federation has a wealth of experience on their sport and we really bow to that," he said. "Of course we have to coordinate the whole schedule, it's quite a headache, getting all the different sports to run in a different way. But obviously we would never take a decision that would put in jeopardy the safety of the athletes." Photo: Internet. RugbyU: Wallaby great Shehadie dies aged 92 SYDNEY: Former Wallabies captain and administrator Sir Nicholas Shehadie, one of only two Australian rugby players to be knighted, has died aged 92, reports BSS. Shehadie, who played 30 Tests between 1947 and 1958, a record at the time with three of those as captain, passed away in hospital late Sunday, Rugby Australia said. He was regarded as one of the all-time great prop forwards and an institution in the Australian team for a decade, playing a total of 114 games for the Wallabies. Shehadie was inducted into the International Rugby Board (IRB) Hall of Fame in 2011 in recognition of his services to the game and for being a key architect in establishing the World Cup. His lobbying helped the IRB vote to create a World Cup in 1985 and he was appointed joint chairman on the Rugby World Cup committee. His post-playing career was just as formidable and he served as Lord Mayor of Sydney in 1973 -- a period marked by the official opening of the Sydney Opera House. Shehadie was knighted in 1976 for his mayoral service, becoming only the second Wallaby to receive the honour after Sir Edward "Weary" Dunlop. He was also appointed a companion of the Order of Australia in 1990. "(He was) a wonderful, wonderful Australian ... a beautiful man," former Wallabies coach and radio broadcaster Alan Jones said. "It's going to leave a hole in the heart of many because people like Nick Shehadie don't come along very often." Shehadie, husband of former New South Wales state governor Dame Marie Bashir, served as president of Rugby Australia from 1980-86 and was also chairman of the multicultural SBS television network between 1981 and 1999. Business leaders and politicians honoured him on social media. "Sir Nicholas Shehadie improved everything he was involved with," former prime minister Tony Abbott tweeted. "He improved rugby as Wallaby captain, improved our city (Sydney) as Lord Mayor and even managed to improve SBS as its chairman. He radiated warmth and was perfectly at home in a boardroom or a bar." Sport Australia Hall of Fame chairman John Bertrand said: "Sir Nicholas was a great Australian on many levels. An inspiration to rugby union and the broader sport community. He will be dearly missed, and our thoughts are with the Shehadie family." He is survived by his wife, three children and six grandchildren. Potter holds off big guns to win Pebble Beach title PEBBLE BEACH, United States: Ted Potter got off to a hot start for the second straight day en route to a closing round of 69 to capture the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am tournament by three strokes on Sunday, reports BSS. Potter found his groove this week in the California sunshine as he has bounced back from a broken ankle in 2014 to record just his second win on the USPGA Tour and first in five years. Potter maintained his deft touch on Sunday to finish with a 17-under 270 total and hold off a star-studded chasing pack that included Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson and Jason Day of Australia. "It is pleasing," Potter said. "I struggled when broke I my ankle. You don't know what is going to happen with your golf swing or your career. To come back from that it is unbelievable right now." Mickelson, who shot a five-under 67, Day (70), Johnson (72) and Chez Reavie (68) finished in a tie for second at 14- under 273. American Kevin Streelman (68) finished alone in sixth and Scott Stallings (66) was seventh at 12-under 275, five shots adrift of Potter. Potter's only prior USPGA Tour win came at the Greenbrier Classic back in 2012. In 2014, he broke his ankle in a freak accident stepping off a curb. The injury required surgery and he has battled back since, earning his PGA Tour card via the Tour last season. "It feels so good right now," he said. "I get my second career win after five years away from it." Potter shot a 62 on Saturday, grabbing the solo lead with four birdies on his back nine. But it was on the front nine that he really sizzled, playing the first seven holes in seven-under par with five birdies and an eagle. On Sunday, he drained four birdies in his first seven holes to extend his lead. That included a birdie chip from the rough on the par-three seventh hole.

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