The makers of Ajay Devgn-starrer ‘Maidaan’ and Hyderabad Football Club have announced a partnership to work collectively with an aim of boosting grassroots football in Hyderabad and rest of the country.
‘Maidaan’ is an upcoming biographical sports film based on the golden era of Indian football (1952-1962) and starring Ajay Devgn as football coach Syed Abdul Rahim. The movie is produced by Boney Kapoor, Akash Chawla, Arunava Joy Sengupta and Zee Studios.
Boney Kapoor who is the producer of this film talks about the association and says: “Our association with Hyderabad FC, is a first-of-its-kind partnership in the industry. It is a natural fit as ‘Maidaan’ brings forward the struggles and victories of Shri Syed Abdul Rahim just the way Hyderabad FC has overcome various challenges to rise from where they were in the league with sheer grit and determination.”
So basically, the partnership is meant to enable in developing and nurturing young sporting talents of the country and also bring to light the unheard stories of the heroes of Indian football.
The director of the movie also commented on the same and added his perspective saying: “India has always been known to excel in the field of sports, be it cricket, football or even hockey – where India once dominated the sport for a long time. Our community is very passionate about the sport they play, and through this film our intention is to bring forth the journey of a passionate sportsman, who grew up playing football in the maidaans of Hyderabad and went on to become a national icon and role model to millions.
While giving brief on the partnership Varun Tripuraneni, Co-Owner, Hyderabad FC said: “We are honored and delighted to be associated with the ‘Maidaan’ team. This partnership will celebrate the legacy of Syed Abdul Rahim Sahab, who has been an inspiration not only to the football players in Hyderabad, but across the footballing community in India. Our association will aid us in taking football to every corner of the country and promote the sport amongst young and aspiring football fanatics.”
The club is co-owned by Varun Tripuraneni and actor Rana Daggubati.
Navi Mumbai: Kharghar musical group announces event to raise funds for cancer patients
Kharghar Krooners, a musical group, will soon host a charity programme to raise funds for families of cancer patients. This is the first time that the group has ticketed its programme. However, funds raised from the event will entirely go towards charity.
The group will hold the musical event in association with the ‘Karun Bharat Helping Hand Foundation’ to raise funds for needy patients. The ‘Mega Concert’ of the Kharghar Krooners will be held at Vishnudas Bhave Auditorium on Sunday, December 18 at 8:30 p.m.
Kharghar Krooners has made a humble appeal to people to come forward and support families by enjoying a lovely musical evening with the music of the Golden Era of Rafi, Kishore, Mukesh, Lata Mangeshkar, and Asha Bhosale.
According to the organiser, they have reserved seats for 50 cancer patients along with one of the relatives. “We reserved a total of 100 seats for them,” said the organiser.
Sharmila’s arrest, attack on convoy trigger tension
Attack on YSR Telangana Party (YSRTP) leader Y. S. Sharmila’s convoy allegedly by the supporters of ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and her subsequent arrest by the police triggered tension during her padyatra in Warangal district on Monday.
Police stopped Sharmila’s padyatra and arrested her and YSRTP leaders and workers accompanying her in Chennaraopeta mandal.
YSRTP cadres tried to resist the arrests and raised slogans against the police and the TRS government. The police used mild force to control the situation.
Sharmila, sister of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, was arrested after she allegedly made certain objectionable comments about TRS MLA P. Sudershan Reddy.
Sharmila wanted to know from police why were they taking her into custody instead of arresting those who attacked her bus.
YSRTP alleged that the bus which Sharmila is using to rest during her ongoing Praja Prasthanam padayatra was attacked and burnt down by the members of the ruling TRS party.
The mob also damaged cars belonging to YSR Telangana Party leaders. The incident happened near Lingagiri village, under Chennaraopeta mandal in Warangal district.
Sharmila was participating in the padyatra on 223rd day when a group of men chanting pro-TRS slogans and hailing KCR, reached the place where the caravan was halted and torched it.
“For the past 223 days, me and my Party leaders and representatives are holding a peaceful Padayatra to highlight the plight of various sections of people in Telangana. Our rising popularity has jolted Chief Minister KCR and his party men, who want to stop me at any cost,” she said.
Daughter of former chief minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy said that it is highly unfortunate that some police officers are siding with the ruling party and disrupting ‘our efforts to reach the people and raise their issues.’
The Praja Prasthanam padayatra has so far crossed 3,500 kms mark, covering 75 Assembly segments in the State. She has covered 1863 villages under 208 mandals and 61 Municipalities along with 4 Municipal Corporations, so far.
SRK’s Mumbai bungalow Mannat gets a diamond-studded nameplate
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is known as the king of Bollywood, has added more jewels to his crown – quite literally. His bungalow, Mannat is one of the iconic places in Mumbai, and now he has cranked it up a notch by getting a diamond studded nameplate for his residence.
Several fan clubs of the ‘Chak De! India’ star recently shared the pictures of the nameplate on their social media as they swarmed to the King’s castle to take a glimpse of the shimmery nameplate, which surfaced roughly two months after the previous nameplate.
In the pictures, two diamond nameplates could be seen with Mannat written on the left side and Landsend written on the right. Previously, it was a blackboard with Mannat Landsend embossed on it.
Landsend because the sea-facing bungalow is situated in the land’s end part of Bandstand in Bandra.
SRK often greets his fans from his balcony as he did recently on his birthday on November 2. Fans now have all the more reason to put the camera shutter sound in action with the installation of the new nameplate.
On the work front, SRK has three big-ticket releases in the pipeline first of which is ‘Pathaan’ from the YRF spy universe. The film will mark SRK’s return to the silver screen after a hiatus of 4 years. Additionally, he also has Rajkumar Hirani’s ‘Dunki’ in which he will share the screen with Taapsee Pannu and south director Atlee’s ‘Jawan’.
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