Gujarat bans Padmaavat

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The Gujarat government has banned controversial, yet-to-be released film Padmaavat, earlier called Padmavati. The state is the second to ban the Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed film, following Rajasthan, after the Central Board of Film Certification green-signalled it for release.

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said that Padmaavat will be banned in his state. Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje has also declared a ban on the film in the state.

Deepika Padukone-starrer Padmavati was renamed Padmaavat a few days ago, after Malik Muhammad Jayasi's 16th Century epic poem that the film is supposedly based on. The Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed film is set to hit the screens on January 26, 2018 as of now, say sources.

Earlier today, Shri Raput Karni Sena chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi said in Ahmedabad that they would impose a 'janta curfew' to make sure people do not see Padmaavat in cinemas.

Kalvi claimed that he is not only confident, but over-confident that Gujarat state will ban it. And Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani just made Kalvi's words come true by banning Padmaavat in the state.

At the moment, there is a ban on the release of the film in Gujarat according to a statement given by the chief minister last month," Kalvi said earlier today.

He went on to add, "I will be meeting him again soon to ensure that the ban continues. I am overconfident that the film will not release here," he told India Today Television on Friday afternoon.

He added that as many as 'eight states' have already banned the release of the film. When asked to elaborate on what exactly a 'junta curfew' would entail, Kalvi refused to do so. When asked specifically if it was a threat of violence to stop people from visiting cinema halls, Kalvi refused to answer clearly, "Wait and watch what a janta curfew means.

Officials of the Gujarat government have so far refused to comment on record about Kalvi's statements. In off-the-record conversations, they have however maintained that the film was banned before elections, and since the CBFC clearance has not yet been granted, there is no question of reconsidering that situation.

The CBFC asked for modifications in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film and agreed to clear it with a 'U/A' certificate, given the makers incorporated the changes in Padmavati. The title, from Padmavati to Padmaavat, too was among the changes asked for by the CBFC.

The Karni Sena chief also said that he will be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well in a few days and request him to exercise the special powers that he has to stop the release of this film.

Just following the rumours that the film will release on January 26 or 25, there are threats of violence by various groups. I insist that the movement must remain non-violent. We will protest in a peaceful manner. But the situation may get out of control looking at the threats being dished out by other groups. The PM has the power to stop the release of the film despite a clearance by the CBFC. I urge the PM to use this right of his for this film," he added.

Earlier too, Kalvi's group has organised protests in Gujarat to stop the release of the film. Ahead of the polls last month, Kalvi's group had organsied a big gathering of the Rajput community in Gandhingar to show to the government that they do have a strong support base.

Kalvi said the BJP feels a fatwa on their part would affect their poll prospects. This is what they feel, I am not saying this. I would therefore urge the ruling party to consider my request favourably and ban the release of the film for good," Kalvi concluded.

Padmaavat, that was initially scheduled to release on December 1, 2017, is finally expected to see the light of day this month.

The Prasoon Joshi-led Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) said that Padmavati would be certified a 'U/A', provided Bhansali and the film team made the suggested modifications.

Padmaavat stars Deepika Padukone in the lead role, as Rani Padmini of Chittor. Shahid Kapoor essays the role of Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh is stepping into the shoes of Alauddin Khilji.


She refused to marry, got killed

Hyderabad: In less than a month another young woman has allegedly been killed by a stalker in Hyderabad. 24-year-old Janaki was stabbed to death allegedly by a colleague who had been harassing her for the last six months. A senior police officer told in Kutakpally said Ananth was stalking Janaki and had been harassing her to marry him but she had repeatedly refused him. Janki had even complained to her colleagues who had counselled him.

Ananth and Janaki, both worked at a supermarket in KPHB Colony. On Tuesday night, Ananth reportedly went to Janaki's house at Moosapet and after an argument, he allegedly stabbed her three times with a kitchen knife. Police sources say he had also throttled her. When Janaki's roommate Rupa returned home from work she found her unconscious and took her to a hospital but by then it was too late. Police officer Bhujang Rao told NDTV that immediate cause of Janki's death was throttling; she had also lost lot of blood from the abdominal stabbing injuries.

Police have arrested Ananth and charged him with murder. Rupa told police that said Janaki had been looking forward to go home for Sankranti or harvest festival. Janaki who is from Srikakulam district had come to Hyderabad for work three years ago; she was the only breadwinner in the family.

On December 22, Sandhya Rania, 24 year old woman was set on fire by her former colleague who was allegedly 'obsessed with her and stalking her'. Sandhya Raina who worked as receptionist in Secunderabad was on her way home from work when Sai Kartik followed her on a motorbike and stopped to speak to her. When he asked her to marry him she refused; Kartik allegedly demanded to know why she wouldn't marry him. There was an argument when Kartik suddenly pulled out a bottle hidden in his shirt and poured kerosene on Sandhya. He then lit a match and set her on fire fled before passers by could do anything, the police say.

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Modric pays 1 million euros over tax fraud

Modric pays 1 million euros over tax fraud

Prosecutors believe the Croatian evaded 870,728 euros ($1. 04 million) on revenue from his image rights in 2013 and 2014 via a shell company set up in Luxembourg.

On Tuesday, he gave a court in Alcobendas near Madrid, which is in charge of his case, evidence that he paid tax authorities close to one million euros on January 4 -- the sum he allegedly evaded plus interest.

The 32-year-old Croat, who joined Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur for a reported fee of £30 million ($40. 5 million) in 2012, paid the money "voluntarily," the judicial source, who refused to be named, told AFP.

Judicial authorities are still investing financial holdings belonging to the player in the Isle of Man, on which Modric refused to comment in court.

Modric is just the latest in a series of star players based in Spain to be accused of tax fraud on income related to image rights in the past few years.

In November, Madrid left-back Marcelo admitted to a 490,917 euro tax fraud via his image rights in 2013.

Real Madrid's all-time leading scorer Cristiano Ronaldo appeared in court in July over accusations he evaded 14. 7 million euros worth of tax between 2011 and 2014.

Barcelona duo Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano received 21-month and one-year suspended sentences respectively after being found guilty of tax fraud over their image rights in 2016.

However, five-time World Player of the Year Messi's sentence was later replaced by a 252,000 euro fine.


Movie reviews: 'Ghost in the Shell'

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Johansson is always convincing as the robot Major: perhaps it was her unseen voice role as the Siri-type computer presence in Spike Jonze’s Her which made her a shoo-in for the part. Her acting style is just elusive or unreadable enough to make her plausible here. This movie gives us the shell, but not so much of the ghost. here.

It's Johansson's face, with its shifting lunar phases of tenderness, confusion and resolve, that holds the movie together. Her Major is a citizen of nowhere and everywhere. Yet her ghost belongs to no one other than herself. here.

Director Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Hunstman) creates a beautiful and strange neon-lit nightmare of a dystopian world, so detailed and intriguing that as the agents of Section 9 roamed the streets, I often found myself thinking that the camera could abandon them at any point to follow someone else -- a random pedestrian, a stray dog -- and I'd have been cool with it. here.

For Johansson, this could easily be a franchise in the making, her own futuristic, post-human equivalent of a John Wick or Bourne. It needs the embrace of a willing audience first, but with trappings this glintingly cool and seductive, it’s hard to see how the offer can be refused. here.


Wife refuses to give TV remote, man commits suicide in Bhopal

A 30-plus man allegedly killed himself in Bhopal’s Ashoka Garden area after his wife refused to hand over the TV remote to him, police said.

Shankar Vishwakarma, who worked at a small hotel, had not left any suicide note, investigating officer assistant sub-inspector of police (ASI) Amar Singh told HT.

During investigation, Shankar’s family members told police that he was an alcoholic and would get upset over small matters.

On Saturday, he returned home, had dinner with his family and was then started watching TV with them. When he asked for the TV remote, his wife refused and told him that he should take rest instead. He went into another room and hanged himself from the ceiling,” the police officer said. ASI Singh said when his wife went into the room after sometime she found her husband’s body hanging from the ceiling.

She immediately called other family members and later police were informed about the incident,” he said. A case under section 174 of the CrPC (pertaining to suicide investigation) had been filed and further investigation was on to know the cause of death.

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