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ART & CULTURE THURSDAy, MARCH 29, 2018 8 Amitabh, Rishi Kapoor bring a weird father-son combo onscreen Trust Amitabh Bachchan to do something new with every film, and then he gets the support of another veteran of the calibre of Rishi Kapoor. The two prove why there is still a lot left in them that we have not seen. On Wednesday, the makers of 102 Not Out released the film's trailer and it's 2 minute 55 second of sheer fun, Hindustan Times It begins with a 102-year-old father, played by Amitabh Bachchan, who is full of life and wants to be the oldest person alive on earth. Rishi Kapoor plays his 75- year-old son who is living a dull life without much to look forward to. Most of the household decisions are taken by the father who has a boisterous and overpowering personality. The son is suffering from an inner guilt, at least it seems so. The twist in the tale comes when the father suddenly announces that he is going to send his son to an old-age home and he is doing so happily. The trailer is full of light moments that would bring a smile to your face. In fact, there is a love angle involving Rishi Kapoor too. It seems his wife is still alive but they are living separately. Amitabh's father wants to fill that breach but will he succeed? The trailer is full of slice-of-life moments and the fact that a child will be a child to parents, even if the age is 75. Rani Mukerji's film earns Rs 20.10 crore in 5 days It seems Rani Mukerji's comeback film has failed to put the box office on fire. The film, which marks Rani's return to acting after a gap of three years, has earned Rs 201.10 crore in five days. Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh has tweeted the film's business figures, reports Hindustan Times. After an average opening of Rs 3.30 crore, Hichki saw an upward trend over the weekend. The film earned Rs 5.35 crore and Rs 6.70 crore on Saturday and Sunday respectively. Hichki released on 961 screens across the country. Based on Brad Cohen's book Front of The Class, Hichki has Rani playing an aspiring teacher who has Tourette Syndrome - a disorder that leads to speech impediment. The film is Rani's comeback film after Mardaani (2014). Rani plays Naina Mathur who has a nervous system disorder that forces an individual to make involuntary repetitive movements or sounds. Upbeat reviews as Trump-voting 'Roseanne' returns to TV NEW YORK : Hit working-class sitcom "Roseanne" returned to US television screens Tuesday after a two-decade hiatus, winning generally positive reviews in a sharply polarized America with a title character who is now a pillpopping, Trump-voting grandma, reports BSS. ABC aired the first two episodes of the award-winning show's 10th seasonback for the first time in 21 years with actress Roseanne Barr in fine fettle as the eponymous blue-collar matriarch of the Conner clan. Roseanne and husband Dan, played by John Goodman, are getting on in years, and are on a long roster of medication, which they share to save on cost. "If you're not happy, I have no chance of being happy," quips Dan, handing the anti-depressants to Roseanne. Daughter Darlene is back at home as an unemployed, single mom of a gender-fluid son and a bratty teenage girl. Son DJ is home from Syria, but with a wife still serving in the military overseas. Daughter Becky, 43, is a widowed restaurant worker wanting to become a surrogate mom in exchange for $50,000, desperate to pay off credit cards, buy a car and put down a deposit on a home. But it's the politics that's grabbed the press attention. Depictions of working-class life are rare on US television, and Hollywood has largely ignored the half of the country that voted for Donald Trump. Former Disney star Caroline Sunshine joins Trump's press office Former Disney Channel actress Caroline Sunshine is to join US President Donald Trump's press office. The 22-year-old starred in Shake It Up, a series about teen dancers, in 2010-13. She also appeared in several films, reports BBC Ms Sunshine will join the White House as a press assistant. She previously completed an internship there, spokeswoman Lindsay Walters told CNN. The former actress is Film academy president keeps job following investigation LOS ANGELES : The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has concluded its review of a misconduct allegation against film academy president John Bailey and determined that no further action is required, reports UNB. The film academy said late Tuesday that Bailey will remain in his position, which he has held since August. Bailey, a cinematographer whose credits include "Groundhog Day," "The Big Chill" and "As Good as It Gets," had previously denied the allegation that he attempted to touch a woman inappropriately on a movie set a decade ago. The film academy says the membership and administration committee and its sub-committee took his response, the claim and corroborating statements into account in its review. Outside counsel was also consulted, including from Ivy Kagan Bierman who is an adviser to the Anita Hillchaired Commission on Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Promoting Equality in the Workplace. The committee's unanimous conclusion was also backed by the academy's Board of Governors. Bailey's attorney David Schindler not the first television personality in President Trump's administration. Omarosa Manigault Newman, who appeared on Mr Trump's reality show The Apprentice, worked at the Office of Public Liaison until her departure was announced late last year. Meanwhile, television commentator Lawrence Kudlow became the president's top economic advisor earlier this month. did not immediately reply to an email seeking comment. The investigation comes as the academy has sought to make the fight against sexual misconduct a central goal after the wave of revelations beginning in October that brought down movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and spread throughout the industry. Bailey was two months into his presidency in October when Weinstein's membership was revoked. Prior to Weinstein, only one other person has had their film academy membership withdrawn, and that was for loaning out awards screeners. At the time, Bailey said in a memo to members that the academy "can be a part of a larger initiative to define standards of behavior and to support the vulnerable women and men who may be at personal and career risk because of violations of ethical standards by their peers." The academy adopted its first code of conduct in December, which stipulated that the academy is no place for "people who abuse their status, power or influence in a manner that violates standards of decency," and made it easier to suspend or expel members. H o RoSCope ARIeS (March 21 - April 20): You must play by the rules this weekend, even if you genuinely believe you can get away with cutting corners. What happens early next week won't be pleasant if people in positions of power discover you have made choices they disapprove of. TAURUS (April 21 - May 21): If there is something you have wanted to do for ages but never had the nerve to go ahead with then make it happen this weekend. Fear is an emotion that has held you back far too many times, so get over it and follow your desires. GeMINI (May 22 - June 21): Your good points will be on display this weekend, but with the sun moving through the area of your chart that governs your wealth you must make sure that one of your good points - your generosity - does not cause problems. Don't give too much away. CANCeR (June 22 - July 23): You need to work more closely with other people and you need to realize that while your opinions may differ on a range of issues it need not spoil your relationship. It is one of the wonders of life that opposites often work well together. Leo (July 24 - Aug. 23): Try not to get carried away with ideas of your own brilliance over the next 48 hours, because later on you may realize that you have missed something that is of great importance. Your ego can be your biggest friend - and your biggest enemy. VIRGo (Aug. 24 - Sept. 23): The sun in Capricorn at this time of year does wonders for your confidence and you certainly believe that all things are possible. However, other influences warn you should limit your activities this weekend to areas where you know what you are doing. LIBRA (Sept. 24 - oct. 23): You may not be overly emotional by nature but you have your moments and you will certainly feel deeply about something over the next 48 hours. The good news is this is the perfect time to let others know how much you care for them. Do it! SCoRpIo (oct. 24 - Nov. 22): Life seems to be moving at a faster pace every day, and yes it is enjoyable, but there is a danger that in your eagerness to get ahead you might overlook some small but incredibly important detail. Slow down - before something slows you down! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 - Dec. 21): If you are too free and easy with your money this weekend you could regret it later in the month, so think before you buy. Yes, of course, there are more important things in life than cash but it's still a crime to squander your resources. CApRICoRN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 20): You need a challenge that will bring out the best in you and what happens over the next few days will test you in ways you had not expected. You cannot help but succeed, so long as you have learned from recent mistakes. So, have you? AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 - Feb. 19): It may seem to friends and relatives that you are aiming too high but you know that the higher you aim the more likely it is that you will realize your dreams. Believe in yourself and make impossible things happen. If anyone can do it, you can. pISCeS (Feb. 20 - Mar. 20): What happens over the course of the weekend will open your eyes to new possibilities. The sun in Capricorn at this time of year is especially helpful for group activities, so get involved in team projects. You'll be on the winning team, of course!

SPORTS THURSDAy, MARCH 29, 2018 9 United States' Marky Delgado (8) slides while Paraguay's Cristian Riveros (16) and Oscar Romero (21) defend during the first half of an international friendly soccer match in Cary, N.C., Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Photo: Internet Weah debuts, Wood scores and US beats Paraguay 1-0 Tim Weah made his U.S. debut, Bobby Wood scored on a penalty kick and the Americans beat Paraguay 1-0 in an exhibition Tuesday night for their first win in three games under interim coach Dave Sarachan. Weah, the 18-year-old son of Liberian president and 1995 FIFA Player of the Year George Weah, entered in the 86th minute and was pulled down three minutes later by Derlin Gonzalez. Weah made his debut for Paris Saint- Germain on March 3, less than two weeks after his birthday, and the midfielder became the first player born in the 2000s to play for the U.S. national team. Midfielder Marky Delgado and forward Andrija Novakovich also made their U.S. debuts. Sarachan has given three players debuts in each game since taking over for Bruce Arena, who quit in November after the U.S. failed to qualify for the World Cup. Delgado's 50-yard pass led to the foul that resulted in the 45th-minute penalty kick. Jorge Villafana won Bruno Valdez's throw-in deep in the U.S. end and headed the ball Tyler Adams. He squared it to Delgado before taking off. Adams reached Delgado's pass about 30 yards from goal and rounded goalkeeper Roberto Fernandez, who tripped him with an outstretched arm . Wood coaxed Fernandez into diving right while his penalty kick went left for his 11th international goal. Wood was making his first start since Feb. 10, for Hamburg against Borussia Dortmund. Novakovich replaced Wood in the 77th minute and missed a chance to score in stoppage time when his point-blank shot went into Fernandez' chest. Sarachan is likely to add some veterans when the U.S. gathers in late May for exhibitions against Bolivia, Ireland and France. The Americans won't play a competitive match until the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup, and a new coach may not be hired until after this summer's World Cup. The U.S. debuted new uniforms with blue horizontal stripes - which would have been their road set during the World Cup. Sarachan started seven players with five international appearances or fewer, a youth movement that followed the end of the United States' streak of seven straight World Cup appearances. Zack Steffen started in goal after making his debut in the second half of a January exhibition against Bosnia- Herzegovina that ended 0-0. Kenny Saief, playing for the first time since his debut last June, had a chance in the 16th minute when his 8- yard shot was deflected by Bruno Valdez with a slide tackle and cleared by Gustavo Gomez. Paraguay, which is missing its second straight World Cup after four consecutive appearances, had a prime scoring chance in the 68th minute. Atlanta midfielder Miguel Almiron missed wide in the 68th minute and Hernan Perez was just off the target with a header in the 75th minute. Isner upsets Cilic to reach Miami Open quarterfinals American John Isner upset secondseeded Marin Cilic of Croatia 7-6 (0), 6-3 on Tuesday to reach the Miami Open quarterfinals. The 14th-seeded Isner, who reached the Miami Open semifinals in 2015, never faced a break point in the match. He made an impressive 73 percent of his first serves to take down Cilic. "I was in a very good serving rhythm today," Isner said. "I felt that really from my opening serve, the whole match that I knew it was going to be a good serving day. "When I serve like that, I'm certainly tough to beat," Isner added. The key to Isner's victory in the match came when he won all seven points in the first-set tiebreaker. "In the blink of an eye I was up 5- 0 and I was able to win it 7-0, a very good tiebreaker, because prior to that the match was a bit choppy," Isner said. "The wind was of course tricky, and it was pretty ugly, but I played a very good tiebreaker." The departure of Cilic, the 2014 U.S. Open champion and Australian Open finalist in January, leaves fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev of Germany as the highest seed remaining in the draw. Top-seeded Roger Federer lost his opening match at the tournament, and third-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria lost in the third round. Fifth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro, a definite crowd favorite in Latin-influenced South Florida, moved onto the quarterfinals with a 6-4, 6-2 win over 22nd-seeded Filip Krajinovic of Serbia. "I get too much love from them," Del Potro said of the fans. "I am excited to keep winning, to stay longer and play in this tournament. "I know it will be the last time here in Key Biscayne, and I think playing here they make a special tournament for all the South American players, basically me," he added, smiling. Del Potro will play 20th-seeded Milos Raonic for a semifinal berth. Roanic defeated Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 6-4. Isner will play 19th-seeded Hyeon Chung of Korea in the quarterfinals. Chung defeated Joao Sousa of Portugal, 6-4, 6-3. John Isner upset second-seeded Marin Cilic 7-6 (0), 6-3 to reach the Miami Open quarterfinals. Photo: Internet BCB announces squads for friendly T20 Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Wednesday announced its two teams- BCB Green and BCB Red-to play an exhibition T20 match at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Thursday. The day-night match will begin at 5pm where Shakib Al Hasan will lead BCB Red and Mahmudullah Riyad to lead BCB Green. BCB picked up 26 players from three teams- Mohammedan Sporting Club, Shinepukur Cricket Club and Prime Bank Cricket Club-of ongoing Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League as these sides' players are now free as their sides could not qualify for the super-six berth and escaped from the relegation league of the List 'A' meet. BCB Red 13-man squad: Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Rony Talukdar, Zakir Hasan, Afif Hossain, Tawhid Ridoy, Shuvagata Hom, Md Saifuddin, Rubel Hossain, Kazi Anik, Md Azim, Raihan Uddin, Jony Talukdar and Sabbir Hossain. BCB Green 13-man squad: Mahmudullah Riyad (captain), Mehedi Maruf, Al- Amin Jnr, Sadman Islam, Ariful Haque, Nahidul Islam, Irfan Shukkur, Taijul Islam, Shubhashis Roy, Delwar Hossain, Ebadat Hossain, Shariful Islam and Saeed Sarkar. BCB waits for Kirsten consent as consultant Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is waiting for the final confirmation from former South Africa batsman Gary Kirsten on his availability to work with Bangladesh team as a consultant. BCB director and media committee chairman Jalal Yunus on Tuesday said that although the two parties have not made the deal 'full and final' Kirsten is likely to take up a long-term role in Bangladesh cricket. Kirsten will work with the men's senior team, under-19 side, 'A' team and the rest of the structure of BCB as a full-time, long-term consultant. Kirsten is expected to get in touch with the BCB after the Indian Premier League (IPL) which ends on May 27, reports espncricinfo.com. "Our president [Nazmul Hasan] had earlier mentioned Gary Kirsten. We are awaiting his response after the IPL. He is being considered as the team consultant. Steve Smith has been sent home in disgrace after masterminding a ball-tampering scandal. Photo: Internet Rested Messi watches Argentina get crushed 6-1 by Spain With Lionel Messi rested, Argentina was crushed 6-1 by Spain on Tuesday, with Real Madrid midfielder Francisco "Isco" Alarcon scoring his first career hat trick. Messi watched from the stands at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid as Spain dealt Argentina a humbling loss in the last match before their coaches pick their squads for this summer's World Cup. Spain remained undefeated in 18 matches under Julen Lopetegui and strengthened its credentials as a favorite for the title in Russia. Lopetegui said he congratulated his players, but reminded them that this was only a preparation match. "The reality is that nothing has started yet. We will begin the World Cup with zero points," Lopetegui said. Jorge Sampaoli, however, will face more doubts about Argentina's chances to finally win a World Cup title with Messi after seeing his supporting cast so thoroughly outclassed. Diego Costa, Thiago Alcantara and half-time substitute Iago Aspas also scored for Spain. Nicolas Otamendi scored Argentina's goal that made it 2-1 at halftime. A minor leg problem kept Messi from playing in Argentina's 2-0 win Brazil wins 1-0 in Berlin to end Germany’s unbeaten run Brazil defeated Germany 1-0 on Tuesday to end the World Cup champion's 22-game unbeaten run and restore some lost pride following the humiliating mismatch between the sides in their previous meeting. Gabriel Jesus' first-half header settled the friendly and provided his side with a welcome confidence boost some three months before the World Cup. In the absence of the injured Neymar, Brazil didn't concede during the international break as it also defeated Russia 3-0 in Moscow. Though Brazil coach Tite said before the game in Berlin's Olympiastadion that revenge for the side's 7-1 loss in the 2014 World Cup semifinal was not in his players' minds, he acknowledged there was no getting over the result. "The wound is still open," Tite told Kicker magazine in an interview. "My wife started crying after the third goal." Counterpart Joachim Loew made seven changes from the side that drew 1-1 with Spain on Friday - the team's third consecutive draw - with Kevin Trapp playing in place of Marc-Andre ter Stegen in goal. Jerome Boateng led the side for the first time as captain in his hometown. Hertha Berlin defender Marvin Plattenhardt also started. Jesus made the breakthrough seven minutes before the interval when Trapp flapped at his powerful but centrally positioned header and allowed the ball go in. Willian's cross came in at pace and Jesus was just five meters from goal, but the goalkeeper was in position to make the save. Jesus had missed a good chance minutes earlier when he left two Germany defenders sprawling on a counterattack and then fired over with only the goalkeeper to beat. Australia captain Smith banned 12 months for tampering plot Australia cricket captain Steve Smith has been banned from playing for his country for 12 months for his role in a ball tampering plot in the test series in South Africa. Smith is leaving the tour of South Africa in disgrace after the ban, announced Wednesday, for his part in a plot to cheat in the third test. Smith, vice-captain David Warner and batsman Cameron Bancroft conspired to cheat by illegally changing the condition of the ball by rubbing it with a piece of yellow adhesive tape and some dirt. Warner and Bancroft were also expected to receive lengthy bans and have also been expelled from the team. Cricket Australia said the trio will return home on Wednesday. The Cricket Australia punishment for Smith followed an internal investigation into the extent of the cheating plot in South over Italy in Manchester, England, on Friday. Sampaoli had said on Monday that his star player was better and that he expected him to play against Spain, but he left him out of his squad come match time. Sampaoli said after the match that if the game had not been a friendly Messi would have played. "Leo had been training well with us this week but he was still bothered by his leg, and after the last practice session he felt that fatigue," Sampaoli said. "Obviously, we noticed his absence." The match was intense and ended in a brief scuffle after hard foul by Argentina's Cristian Pavon to cut down Jorge "Koke" Resurreccion. Gonzalo Higuain was in Argentina's squad for the first time since June, but did little to improve his chances of being on Sampaoli's World Cup list when he tapped a cross by Maximiliano Meza wide from close range eight minutes into the match. Costa struck first for Spain after Andres Iniesta recovered the ball near Argentina's area and Marco Asensio slipped a ball for the Atletico Madrid striker to bundle past goalkeeper Sergio Romero. Both Costa and Romero briefly writhed on the turf following their Africa. The decision on Smith had not yet been officially announced by CA but Smith confirmed the 12-month ban to The Associated Press and a small group of Australian reporters at the team hotel The ban will include all top-level cricket in Australia for the next year. Wicketkeeper Tim Paine will take over as captain for the final test in South Africa. Smith, wearing a white T-shirt and dark baseball cap, hugged Paine as he prepared to leave the team hotel in Johannesburg to fly home. Warner, the pugnacious 31-year-old opening batsman, was expected to be banned for 12 months as well, meaning his international career may be over. Bancroft, the young player tasked to do the on-field tampering in Cape Town, was reportedly set to be given a nine-month ban. collision, and Romero needed to be substituted 10 minutes later. He was replaced by Willy Caballero. Asensio again undid the defense when he squared a pass from the right flank to meet Isco's run in from the left side. Isco used one touch of his right boot to slot the ball home. Otamendi pulled one back when he headed a corner kick through the arms of goalie David De Gea in the 37th. The second half, however, was all Spain. Isco fired in a pass by Aspas in the 52nd after the striker deftly controlled a long pass by Iniesta to break behind the defense. Thiago drilled in Spain's fourth in the 55th when Isco crossed for Aspas, whose bobbled control fell right into the path of the Bayern Munich midfielder. Argentina's defense was caught off-guard by De Gea's long ball right down the pitch that Aspas ran onto and stroked past the on-rushing Caballero in the 73rd. Isco then intercepted a pass by Otamendi and combined with Aspas to get his third goal in the 75th. Marco Alonso and Dani Parejo debuted for Spain late.

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