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For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Alaka Sahani | Published: January 8 2016 12:00 am Juhi Chawla and Shabana Azmi in a still from Chalk N Duster Related News Even as her next Chalk N Duster deals with education becoming a business proposition Juhi Chawla talks of her love for entertaining movies with a message discovering her comic timing and learning not to act AT heart I am from Bollywood I believe in entertainment According to me it creates a lasting impression when a film is entertaining and still conveys some relevant messages” says actor Juhi Chawla This disclaimer of sorts comes from the actor when asked if she chose director Jayant Gilatar’s Chalk N Duster because of her propensity for social causes The film challenges the mindset that education can be turned into a lucrative business “Some films can be entertaining but they don’t have anything to say Some say a lot and end up being boring The ideal choice is to combine the two; the way Rajkumar Hirani does making the audience laugh and cry To a great extent I found this combination in this script” says Chawla about Chalk N Duster which will release on January 15 According to the actor it is a film that looks at teachers beyond the classroom and the lives they lead while touching upon the present maladies of the education system A popular and sought-after actor of the late ’80s and ’90s Chawla today opts for projects she finds convincing “Earlier I used to go with the flow and take up anything that came with a big banner Today I do what makes sense to me interests and engages me I do these films with a certain enthusiasm” says the 48-year-old actor Seated in her sprawling living room in Mumbai’s Malabar Hill the actor relishes a glass of chaas as she speaks with her trademark candour and effervescence “A film like Son of Sardar was fun and game while Gulab Gang was a challenge The latter had depth and drama Now I sign movies for different reasons but solid ones” she adds The ’90s however were a different ball game “I remember hearing only two ready scripts — Aaina (1993) and Darr (1993) Only in this century people have started binding their thoughts and ideas into a structure” she says Famous for her comic timing and vivaciousness on screen Chawla started experimenting with her roles over a decade ago Though non-mainstream movies such as 3 Deewarein (2003) My Brother Nikhil (2005) and I Am Afia Megha Abhimanyu Omar (2010) added a new dimension to the actor’s image Chawla had to almost reinvent herself “3 Deewarein broke my mould and became a great learning experience for me” she says After she shot to fame with Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988) doing regular Bollywood roles with proper make-up big hair and costumes became de rigueur “It was almost a shock to my system to do a Jhankar Beats (2003) or a 3 Deewarein where they would ask me to shun make-up I would still do some cheating In front of the whole unit the cameraman would look through his camera and say: ‘Sorry it’s showing Please take off your lipstick” recounts Chawla Apart from getting used to no make-up look she had to get comfortable wearing normal clothes and stop “acting” Chawala says “They would tell me not to act I used to wonder what do they mean While the whole experience was very refreshing I had to tell myself to relax a bit” Looking back she finds it incredulous that she has done so much work; nearly 90 movies barring the special appearances “The other day I came across Deewana Mastana (1997) on television I could not believe that it all happened There were highs and lows when things moved slowly I also had children and took breaks” says the actor Like any other artiste she too had bouts of self-doubt She was wary of getting it right when she returned on the sets for 7 1/2 Phere (2005) ending her year-long break that she had taken when her son Arjun was born Working at her pace and taking up the projects she believes in have given Chawla the confidence and keenness to develop her roles “Earlier I followed what the directors wanted me to do It is only later that I started improvising my performances” she says Once the activities around Chalk N Duster’s release are wrapped up she plans to follow the routine of her classical music riyaaz along with yoga and her social work However she will soon be taking time off for a reality television show her third stint on the small screen For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shahid Judge | Mumbai | Updated: March 1 2017 10:34 am Hupi Majhi was India’s top scorer in Rugby Women’s Sevens Trophy Top News When eight-year-old Hupi Majhi was sent to a boarding school in Bhubaneswar she was fearful about what lay in store for her It was her first time away from home and what unnerved her was her inability to interact with strangers Growing up in the small village of Dhatika just north of the district headquarters Kendujhar Hupi was raised according to a strict custom — as a girl she must be kept indoors as much as possible A few hours at school was all she was allowed It took her a few weeks to open up to the freedom away from home at the Kalinga Institute of Social Services “I was scared about how I would talk to people so I bunked class At the mess I was scared to ask for more food so I stayed hungry And I couldn’t speak Oriya because I grew up speaking Santhal” she recalls That was back in 2005 Watch What Else Is Making News Last week on a green rugby pitch in Vientiane Laos she came across a few more unknown dialects but had to resort to reading body language “The message was clear Stop Hupi and you stop India” she says proudly Still the 20-year-old prevailed scoring a joint-highest six tries as she helped India to its best-ever finish at an international tournament — runner-up at the Asia Rugby Women’s Sevens Trophy Since she won her first international cap early last year this was the second time she was the top try scorer at an international tournament and the third consecutive occasion where she top scored for her team At the Asia Rugby Development Sevens Series in February last year she scored a whopping 11 tries in five matches and was the lone Indian scorer at the Sevens Series in Sri Lanka later in December All with a five-feet height and weighing just over 50 kg Her strength however is speed and reading of the game “She’s the fittest and fastest in the team” asserts former player Nasser Hussain who is now the head coach of the women’s team “Her speed and agility is an asset but she reads the game very well She has the knack of identifying space and then she makes the most of it” he adds She quips: “It’s not just a game of brawn Dimaag ka khel hai sir” It’s a skillset that she developed fairly recently when compared to the established runners in the game who start off at an early age In hindsight she feels she might have been content with living that life had she not left home “Sab theek hi lag raha tha Lekin ab maine duniya dekh liya hai” she says It’s a fate her elder sister suffered through when she was married at the age of 18 Yet interestingly enough it is in Hupi’s brother-in-law who she fondly calls ‘Uncle’ where the winger found her greatest support It was his idea and upon his insistence that her parents reluctantly sent her on the overnight train journey to Bhubaneswar There she took up athletics competing and winning at inter-school meets in the 100m and 200m events — all barefoot Her interest in the running events soon let up She took to cricket for a while till the ball struck the side of her face when she mistimed a sweep shot At the same time she used to watch from the sidelines as a set of foreign coaches taught an unheard of sport with an egg-shaped ball She wanted to try something And that curiosity has set her off on a remarkable journey For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Published: October 12 2016 2:11 pm Liverpool have won their last four Premier League matches and suffered only one defeat in all competitions so far (Source: Reuters file) Top News Liverpool will be looking to end a dismal Premier League run against Manchester United and build on a promising start to the campaign with victory over their bitter north west rivals on Monday Resurgent Liverpool are three points ahead of United in the table as Jose Mourinho’s rebuilding programme stutters but their current run of four successive league defeats to the Old Trafford club is their worst against them for eight years Liverpool who knocked United out of the Europa League last season have not beaten them in domestic competition since March 2014 but they meet for the first time in this campaign with Juergen Klopp’s men in supreme form They have won their last four Premier League matches and suffered only one defeat in all competitions so far In contrast Mourinho’s men have won just one and lost two of their last four in the league crashing 3-1 at Watford and being held at home by Stoke City Despite the heavy investment in new players that followed Mourinho’s much-heralded arrival at Old Trafford his team currently have three points fewer than they managed from their first seven games of last season when Louis van Gaal was in charge Reigning champions Leicester City meet their league-winning predecessors Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday but neither club has looked like title material so far this season Chelsea currently lie seventh five points behind leaders Manchester City while Leicester who shocked the football world with their title success last May are marooned in 12th place with just two wins from their first seven games Leicester’s record against the Londoners hardly instills confidence that they can get their title defence back on track on Saturday They have beaten Chelsea only four times in 20 Premier League games — although their most recent success was less than a year ago as they stormed to the title KANTE REUNION Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri will be hoping that N’Golo Kante one of the key figures in his brilliant title-winning season does not make him pay for his decision to let the influential midfielder move to Stamford Bridge Manchester City still lead the Premier League despite their first defeat of the season at Tottenham Hotspur in their last outing After crushing all before them in the first two months of the campaign City will be bidding for their first win in three games in all competitions on Saturday when they host fifth-placed Everton who are four points behind them Second place Spurs are waiting to pounce should City slip up and Mauricio Pochettino’s side visit West Bromwich Albion on Saturday when Arsenal host Swansea City — who will be led for the first time by new manager Bob Bradley For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: May 9 2017 9:20 pm BCCI is yet to announce India squad for the upcoming Champions Trophy Related News The BCCI’s cautiously worded agenda of the SGM on May 7 does not mention a single word about the possibility of India pulling out of the Champions Trophy but around 23 members have already signed in favour of writing a letter to the ICC seeking “course correction” “Around 23 BCCI units have sent their written approval that we need to send a letter to the ICC seeking course correction But as the COA has communicated that they don’t want any legal notice to be sent to ICC we are not sending one But the letter would urge ICC to take corrective measure Now the matter will be placed before general body” a senior BCCI official told PTI The SGM circular signed by joint secretary Amitabh Chaudhary has a single-point agenda “To apprise the General Body of the BCCI on the discussions held with representatives of other Member Boards of the ICC and on the decisions taken at the ICC Meetings held on the 24th of April 2017 and the 26th of April 2017 and to take all necessary decisions pursuant thereto” the circular stated Asked what exactly will be discussed the senior official said that it is more about sending a letter from their end telling the ICC to respect the Members’ Participation Agreement (MPA) signed in 2014 “One can’t predict what will happen at the SGM but what’s the harm if we send a normal letter Pull out is an extreme step and that’s not something we are thinking about right now” the official said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsIncheon: Anirban Lahiri returning to action after sitting out of two sessions played his heart out but could not get the putter going in the Four-Ball in the fourth session of the Presidents Cup With his partner Adam Scott who was paired with a fourth different partner in three days also saddled with a cold putter and the duo lost 3&2 to a pumped-up veteran Phil Mickelson and an in-form Zach Johnson With Sangmoon Bae partnering Hideki Matsuyama and making every moment of his on the golf course count before he goes for Military Service after the event the Internationals were on a roll And then with the South African duo Branden Grace and Louis Oosthuizen won their fourth successive match the Internationals ensured a 2-2 result for the session Grace and Oosthuizen became the first pair to win all four matches in a Presidents Cup File photo of Anirban Lahiri AFP In the fourth match of the session that also saw cold wind blow across the Jack Nicklaus golf course Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed from being 1-down after six holes won 3&2 with a masterful performance on the back nine In the morning session the two teams were locked 2-2 with a win each for both and two matches were Halved in the Foursomes and in the afternoon both teams won two games each So the score after three days four sessions and 18 matches is tight at 9 to 8 with 12 singles matches coming up tomorrow ensuring a lot of interest Lahiri said: “Obviously I’m disappointed with the way I played though I was playing pretty well on the front nine But I just could not get the putts to fall Pretty much every time I had a look at a birdie I missed except at the 10th” On the 10th the ball dropped after hitting the rim quite hard but it was a birdie which however was neutralised by Zach Johnson who nailed one from over 10 feet Unfortunately for the Indian even Scott had an off-day with the putter Lahiri who has twice won on the European and Asian Tour events at Malaysian Open and Hero Indian Open added “Adam played well but it was a case of cold putter with him too” Heaping praise on Scott Lahiri said “He was very encouraging He has taken on the role of a mentor for the team and he more than anyone else in the team wants to win the Cup badly I could have made at least four more birdies but each time it slid past I misread them and did not do enough “I’ve not been anywhere near even my ‘B’ game in terms of putting Tomorrow is another day and if I can get one or two (putts) to go in I should be fine and I think my game is not far from that So hopefully I can contribute in the singles and we can pull off a memorable victory” As for local hero Bae he was on fire as was his partner Matsuyama from Japan Matsuyama birdied four of the first six holes but the Internationals were still just 1-up as the Walker and Kirk were up to the task Then Bae took over with birdies on seventh eighth and ninth and they were suddenly 4-up Matsuyama added birdies on 10th and 11th and soon they wrapped it up 6-up after 13 holes Grace and Oosthuizen never trailed in the match against Bubba Watson and JB Homes but they needed their combined magic power to pull off 1-Up win after being 3-Up after four holes With their lead whittled down to All Square after 13 and it stayed like till 16th tee Then Grace chipped-in on 16th to grab the lead again and then on 18th he hit brilliantly from the fairway to ensure a birdie and they took a 1-up win Till then Grace and Oosthuizen had not been taken to 17th or 18th this week In the morning Oosthuizen and Grace continued their winning streak beating Reed and Fowler 3&2 at which point they had lost only seven holes of the 47 through three rounds In another match Holmes and Watson who had never trailed at any point in either of their two matches fell behind for the first time in the third They got back and went 2-up by the seventh But the pendulum kept swinging and on the 18th with the match All Square Watson missed a 4-foot-8-inch birdie putt both teams shared the point Neither Bae-Matsuyama nor Haas-Kuchar led by more than one during the entire match and both had just one birdie each through the first 14 holes Kuchar poured in a 44-foot birdie putt on 16th but Bae matched it with a 16-footer of his own US won 17th to go 1-up but Internationals won the 18th with a two-putt birdie to halve the match Spieth and Johnson seemed to be out of the match as Day-Schwartzel were 3-Up after nine with four birdies in first seven holes The Americans won three of the last five including last two to edge ahead 1-up as Spieth drained two superb seven-foot clutch putts on last two holes Day found the bunker off the tee on 18 and Schwartzel failed to get out of the bunker as the ball found the lip and stayed in the sand Spieth holed a second 7-footer for par and won the full point PTI Sydney: Indian ace shuttler Saina Nehwal is one win away from her maiden title of the season as she advanced to the finals of Australian Open Super Series by beating World No 2 Yihan Wang of China in the women’s singles event in Sydney on Saturday Saina received a big boost ahead of her Rio Games campaign as she defeated 2011 world champion and 2012 Olympic silver medallist Yihan seeded fourth 21-8 21-12 in just over half an hour in the semi-finals The London Olympic bronze medallist Indian will take on World No 12 Sun Yu of China who defeated third seed and compatriot Li Xuerui in another semi-finals in the summit clash on Sunday Saina Nehwal of India hits a return to Wang Yihan during the semi-final at the Australian Open AFP The girl from Hyderabad who had won the Australian Open in 2014 has a 5-1 head-to-head record against Sun who had upstaged the Indian once at the 2013 China Open In men’s singles Kidambi Srikanth’s fight ended with a disappointing 20-22 13-21 loss against Denmark’s Hans-Kristian Vittinghus in a 43-minute semi-final battle Saina was at her dominating best in the opening game She executed her plans perfectly and zoomed to a 15-6 lead against Yihan The Indian came up with some sharp angled returns to bamboozle the Chinese Her slices and smashes were stiff and sharper then Yihan who seemed off-colour A quick movement and a brilliant smash down the line took Saina to 12 game points and she grabbed the first game when Yihan hit wide to earn the bragging rights In the second game Saina did not allow the intensity to slip and rode on Yihan’s sluggish movement and inconsistent strokes to once again open up a 11-4 lead with a cross court return as they moved to the interval After the break Saina continued playing her own game often reprimanding herself or accepting a missed chance during a rally She changed the pace and came up with a wide variety of strokes to make Yihan run across the court Her attacking winners gave her results as Saina reached her match point when Yihan hit the net The Indian failed to reach for a back hand return netted a stroke before grabbing the final point when Yihan found the net again Srikanth too had his chances even though he was lagging behind for most part of the opening game The Indian was 14-9 and 17-13 behind but he did manage to level par at 17-17 and even grab the lead twice But it was Vittinghus who reached the game point twice and grabbed the second opportunity to pocket the first game when the Indian hit long After a fighting start to the second game Vittinghus once again moved to a slender 4-3 lead after winning a video referral His smash had kissed the line after Srikanth failed to reach for the shot The Indian suffered a bruise on his knee area and needed medical attention After the break Vittinghus continued to move ahead reaching 7-4 Srikanth made some excellent retrieves to narrow the lead but the Dane managed to enter the break at 11-6 After the interval it was Vittinghus’ show as he continued his march reeling off four points Srikanth grabbed a couple but it was the Dane who was reading the game better and came up with better strokes even as the Indian kept faltering with his strokes At 19-11 Vittinghus took a medical time out after suffering a bruise on his right elbow area A rushing net shot error and a smash gone wide gave two points to Srikanth who gifted away seven match points to the Dane after finding the net Vittinghus then grabbed his maiden Super Series final place after the Indian hit wide after a long rally By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: September 15 2015 5:36 pm Former Delhi law minister and AAP MLA Somnath Bharti Top News The ruling AAP on Tuesday asked its MLA Somnath Bharti to surrender before police even as the former Delhi Law Minister approached high court seeking protection from arrest in a case related to domestic violence and attempt to murder filed by his wife Sources said the party was upset with Bharti as it is unable to contact him “We are trying to contact him but are not able to We advise him to surrender before police” said AAP leader Ashutosh Party sources meanwhile said that Bharti’s “remaining incommunicado” was sending a wrong signal as AAP has been maintaining the stand that Delhi Police have been victimising its MLAs by arresting them Three AAP MLAs — former Law Minister Jitendra Singh Tomar Manoj Kumar and Surinder Singh — have faced arrest by Delhi Police If taken into custody Bharti will be the fourth AAP MLA to be arrested in the last four months The Malviya Nagar legislator today approached Delhi High Court after a local court yesterday rejected his anticipatory bail plea and issued a non-bailable warrant against him For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Published: May 11 2017 11:43 pm Kanpur’s Green Park Stadium hosted the Delhi Daredevils who defeated Gujarat Lions by two wickets (Source: IPL) Related News Indian police arrested three people in Kanpur suspected of illegal betting on cricket matches the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Thursday a day after the city hosted its first Indian Premier League (IPL) game of the season “The Anti Corruption Unit of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been tracking activities of certain individuals as a result of which three suspects were arrested” BCCI said in a statement “Following this operation the Uttar Pradesh Police Crime Branch could successfully foil the alleged betting attempts of the accused Kanpur’s Green Park Stadium on Wednesday hosted the Delhi Daredevils who defeated Gujarat Lions by two wickets The same venue is also scheduled to host the final game of the season between defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Lions on May 13 Betting controversies have blighted the lucrative Twenty20 league in recent years with former Indian paceman Shanthakumaran Sreesanth handed a life ban by the BCCI for involvement in a spot-fixing scandal in the 2013 season The Chennai and Rajasthan franchises were also subsequently suspended from the IPL for two years after key officials from both teams were found guilty of illegal betting For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related News Struggling to maintain their first-division status in Brazil.