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Chinkara Poaching Case: Jodhpur court adjourns hearing till July 22

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Jodhpur, July 6: Superstar Salman Khan tryst with court cases seem to be an ongoing thing, at least for now. The actor was supposed to appear before the Jodhpur Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court in connection with the blackbuck poaching case.

However, the court has adjourned the matter till next hearing which is on July 22, 2017 as per ANI. Earlier on June 14, the case was adjourned until July 6. A Jodhpur court rejected prosecution’s plea to summon the doctor who performed the post-mortem on the animal.

Salman was acquitted by the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate on January 18, 2017 under Arms Act case. He had filed a bail bond in a higher court, the District and Sessions judge, in the case.

Salman and a few other Bollywood actors were accused of poaching blackbucks on the night of October 1, 1998 during the shooting of Hindi movie “Hum Saath-Saath Hain”. The “Dabangg” star was also accused of carrying and using illegal arms, after which a case under the Arms Act was registered against him.

However, he was granted bail earlier after signing a personal bond of Rs 20,000 and was asked to present the bail related document documents.

“Khan had to come for verification of bail bonds before the appellate court as it is a legal procedure,” said Jitendar Singh Khichi, a lawyer practicing in the criminal side at the High Court.

“Salman Khan was granted bail by signing a personal bond worth Rs. 20,000. But, since the then judge has retired, he will have to present the documents related to the bail before the bench headed by Dr. Surya Prakash,” Advocate Mahipal Singh Bishnoi was quoted as saying by ANI.

The arguments were to begin on March 1 but an application by the prosecution seeking documents pertaining to the investigation against veterinarian N P Nepalia, who had conducted postmortem on the black bucks, put off the hearing.

The application was finally rejected by a trail court on Thursday, thereby paving the way for the final arguments in the case to begin from from July 6.

Defence counsel H M Saraswat, while arguing in the court, had said that the documents sought by the prosecution were already there on record and termed the move as a delay tactic.

Arguments on the application had already been completed by the counsels of all the accused and prosecution in the trail court on May 30 and the order had been kept reserved by magistrate Devkumar Khatri.

On the other hand, hearing on the petition of the state government challenging the acquittal of Khan by the trial court in presence of the actor in a case against him under Arms Act will also begin in the district and sessions court from July 6.

During the previous hearing, the court had directed Khan to appear in the court on July 6.

Before this, Khan had appeared in the court on January 27 for recording of his statements in Kankani black buck poaching case.

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‘Sultan’ wins three awards at Tehran film fest

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Mumbai, Jan 22: “Sultan” director Ali Abbas Zafar and its actors Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma emerged winners at the Tehran International Sports Film Festival.

Zafar won a Honorary Diploma for the Best Director of Long Narrative, while Salman and Anushka won the Best Actor and Diploma in the Long Narrative section and the Best Actress trophy and diploma in the Long Narrative section, read a statement from the movie’s production banner Yash Raj Films.

“‘Sultan’ has cut across borders, cultures and languages with its powerful story, performances and honest belief in the life changing impact of a sport. The team and I are very thankful to the organisers at Tehran International Sports Film Festival for their appreciation and love,” Zafar said in a statement.

“Sultan” revolves around a middle-aged wrestler, who gives up the sport. Years later, he sets out to revive his career as he needs the prize money and wants to regain his lost respect.

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‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’ release shifted to February 23

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Mumbai, Jan 22: The makers of “Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety” have announced that the film will now release on February 23 in the wake of the changes in the Bollywood calendar due to “Padmaavat” and “Pad Man”.

The film was earlier to release on February 9, a date when “Pad Man” and “Aiyaary” are slated to hit the screens.

The makers did not think it was beneficial for anyone if three films of this size release on the same date. So, they decided to postpone it.

“We are all aware of the recent developments with regards to release dates. It didn’t seem logical to stick to a Friday so crowded,” Luv Ranjan, writer and director of “Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety”, told IANS.

A new-age love triangle set in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, the film is produced by T-Series’ Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar and Luv Films’ Luv Ranjan and Ankur Garg. It features Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha and Sunny Singh.

The Bollywood calendar got shaken up after Akshay Kumar decided to shift his much-awaited “Pad Man” to February 9 from the January 25 date, leaving the pre-Republic Day release window open for a solo release for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversial drama “Padmaavat”.

When “Padmaavat” was announced to have a clash with “Pad Man”, the makers of “Aiyaary” had altered its release date from January 25 to February 9.

Now, “Pad Man” and “Aiyaary” will once again be competing at the box office.

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B’Day Special: Rank holder in AIEEE to assistant director, few lesser known facts about Sushant

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New Delhi, Jan 21: Sushant Singh Rajput is celebrating his 32nd birthday today. The actor with his amazing acting skills, and killing attitude rocked the Indian cinema with films like Detective Byomkesh Bakshy, M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, PK, Shuddh Desi Romance and Kai Po Che!

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Sushant was born in Patna, Bihar in a Rajput family. His ancestral village is Maldiha in Bihar’s Purnia district.  His mother’s death in 2002 left Sushant devastated and it was in the same year that the family moved from Patna to Delhi.

He started his career with television serials, including an award-winning performance in the soap opera Pavitra Rishta (2009–2011) and as a participant in two dance reality shows.

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He then entered films with a role as one of the three male leads in the drama Kai Po Che! (2013), for which he received critical acclaim as well as three Best Male Debut awards.

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His other notable films since then have been as male lead of the romantic comedy Shuddh Desi Romance (2014) and as the titular detective in the thriller Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!. In 2016, Rajput appeared in Sports drama M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, in which he essayed the role of Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the film was a commercial success and earned him critical acclaim and not many know that the talented and good-looking actor had almost chosen another career path for himself, that of an engineer.

And it looks like the actor made the right decision, as all seems to be working in his favour. Sushant is currently shooting for Abhishek Kapoor’s Kedarnath where he co-stars with Sara Ali Khan and Abhishek Chaubey’s Chambal with Bhumi Pednekar.

Here are some lesser-known facts about the talented star:

1. Rank holder in AIEEE- Sushant was an All India 7th highest scorer in AIEEE exam conducted for engineering students. He was studying for Mechanical Engineering, but dropped out in his last year after he realised that he wanted to pursue acting.

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2. National Olympiad Winner- He was also a National Olympiad Winner in Physics. In all, he cleared as many as eleven engineering entrance exams, including that for the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. H

3. Debut in Small Screen with Balaji- Many think the popular daily soap Pavitra Rishta was his television debut, but no, this is not true. He started his acting career with the role of Preet Juneja in the daily soap Kis Desh Mein Hai Dil Mera.

4. Fabulous Dancer- Apart from being a good actor, he is also known as a fabulous dancer.

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He was trained at the Shiamak Davar Dance Academy and performed as a background dancer for various award shows before  getting his first screen role. He even participated in a couple of popular dance reality shows, including Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4 and Zara Nachke Dikha.

5. Sushant is a multi-talented man. Not only is he a capable actor and a good dancer, but the actor has also learned martial arts from Allan Amin.

6. It Took almost one and a half year for Sushant to prepare for Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s biopicand Sushant practised the ‘Helicopter shot’ for M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story 225 times a day!

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7. Heart-throb of millions of girls- Sushant’s favourite actor is Daniel Day Lewis.

8. Assistant Director- Not just an actor, he had also worked as an assistant director on Mohit Suri’s on Raaz 2.

Here’s Wishing Sushant Singh Rajput a very Happy Birthday!

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