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Amitabh to do a cameo in ‘English Vinglish’

News4u-Entertainment Desk-agencies-New Delhi: Mega star Amitabh Bachchan will be seen doing a cameo in ‘English Vinglish’, which marks the comeback of his ‘Khuda Gawah’ co-star Sridevi. The film is being directed by filmmaker R Balakrishnan’s wife Gauri Shinde.

The 69-year-old, who has worked with Balakrishnan (Balki) before in ‘Cheeni Kum’ and‘Paa’, says he is delighted to be working with Gauri. The superstar also said he is eager to work with Balki again and is waiting for him to write a script soon.

“The film is the one being directed by Balki’s wife, Gauri ‘English Vinglish’, playing a small cameo appearance..just. And I have to say that being on set is a world and a delight of its own. This I like and enjoy .. Hurry up Balki with ‘your’ script,” Bachchan tweeted.

‘English Vinglish’ follows the story of a middle-class Indian housewife (Sridevi) who is mocked by everyone because of poor English. The film’s about her trip to the US, where she learns the language. Bachchan worked with Sridevi last in the 1992 film ‘Khuda Gawah’.

“In Pune on set with Sridevi after ages .. Perhaps Khuda Gawah! Times a going going long,” he said. Sridevi who gave hits like ‘Chandini’, ‘Mr India’ and ‘Sadma‘, will be seen on the big screen after 14 years.

Amitabh Bachchan returns in Power.

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RIL thrashes family MoU; SC quizzes on demerger

News4u-Business Desk-Reliance Industries said it had no knowledge of the MoU between its Chairman Mukesh Ambani and younger brother Anil, but the SC sought to know how could there be a division between them in case there was no MoU.
“If there was no MoU or any arrangement, then there was no division. Why was the need of demerger of a well known oil company (RIL),” the three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan asked RIL counsel Harish Salve.
On the third straight day of hearing on the gas supply dispute between group firms of two brothers, Justice R V Raveendran asked RIL to satisfy the bench that the MoU, signed in 2005, was not between two companies, but two individuals.
Salve said that RIL board had no knowledge of the MoU, which was also not produced before the shareholders, adding that it will be “a dangerous trend if promoters are allowed to have side-deals.
The bench also enquired if the MoU, which has not been made public till date, could be produced before the court.
“We want to see the entire document of MoU,” the bench said.
“Some part between brothers were not shown to the (Bombay High) court. Even government, creditors and shareholders do not know of such arrangement,” Salve added.
RIL is fighting a case against RNRL, which is seeking gas at a price of USD 2.34 per mm Btu as had been committed in the family MoU of 2005.
RIL says it cannot sell gas at a price less than the government approved rate of USD 4.20 per mmBtu and is bound by the Gas Utilisation Policy.
RIL would continue its arguments when the court resumes hearing of the matter on 27th October.
Earlier in the day, Salve also told the apex court that RIL will take longer to recover investments it has made in the gas field if it is forced to sell fuel at lower rates.
RIL also accused the government of snatching away its marketing and pricing freedom, saying: “We had assumed marketing freedom when we divided gas in 60:40 ratio between the two groups (in the GSMA signed in 2006).”
He said RIL vehemently protested against the government taking away its freedom, whereas Anil Ambani group in 2007 sought regulation of fuel sale through gas utilisation policy.
Salve said MoU was not placed before shareholders, but board members knew some parts of it in their personal capacities but they had not approved the same.

News4u-Business Desk-Reliance Industries said it had no knowledge of the MoU between its Chairman Mukesh Ambani and younger brother Anil, but the SC sought to know how could there be a division between them in case there was no MoU.

“If there was no MoU or any arrangement, then there was no division. Why was the need of demerger of a well known oil company (RIL),” the three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan asked RIL counsel Harish Salve.

On the third straight day of hearing on the gas supply dispute between group firms of two brothers, Justice R V Raveendran asked RIL to satisfy the bench that the MoU, signed in 2005, was not between two companies, but two individuals.

Salve said that RIL board had no knowledge of the MoU, which was also not produced before the shareholders, adding that it will be “a dangerous trend if promoters are allowed to have side-deals.

The bench also enquired if the MoU, which has not been made public till date, could be produced before the court.

“We want to see the entire document of MoU,” the bench said.

“Some part between brothers were not shown to the (Bombay High) court. Even government, creditors and shareholders do not know of such arrangement,” Salve added.

RIL is fighting a case against RNRL, which is seeking gas at a price of USD 2.34 per mm Btu as had been committed in the family MoU of 2005.

RIL says it cannot sell gas at a price less than the government approved rate of USD 4.20 per mmBtu and is bound by the Gas Utilisation Policy.

RIL would continue its arguments when the court resumes hearing of the matter on 27th October.

Earlier in the day, Salve also told the apex court that RIL will take longer to recover investments it has made in the gas field if it is forced to sell fuel at lower rates.

RIL also accused the government of snatching away its marketing and pricing freedom, saying: “We had assumed marketing freedom when we divided gas in 60:40 ratio between the two groups (in the GSMA signed in 2006).”

He said RIL vehemently protested against the government taking away its freedom, whereas Anil Ambani group in 2007 sought regulation of fuel sale through gas utilisation policy.

Salve said MoU was not placed before shareholders, but board members knew some parts of it in their personal capacities but they had not approved the same.


Mukesh Ambani and younger brother Anil

Mukesh Ambani and younger brother Anil

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MSD perfect for Test captaincy: Jumbo

Sports Desk - News4u : November 04, 2008 : Former Indian Test captain Anil Kumble has tipped ODI skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni as his suitable successor for Test captaincy. “It (Test captaincy) was a transitory phase, can’t expect to be a captain for 5 years.”

“We have an able leader in Mahendra Singh Dhoni and he is perfectly suited to take over Test captaincy. Team is also looking very nice I am sure it will continue to move forward. Indian cricket is in safe hands,” said Kumble a day after his Test retirement.

Anil Kumble (Jumbo)  announced his retirement from Tests on Sunday after the third Test against Australia ended in a draw at Ferozshah Kotla in New Delhi. Dhoni has been named captain for the last Test to be played at Nagpur from November 6.

However, he rubbished reports about BCCI’s voluntary retirement scheme forced him to take this decision.

“There was no talk of BCCI telling any player to retire. I don’t think any player needs to be told about when to retire. It (the reported retirement plan) is all false.

“Nobody told me when to retire. Sourav (Ganguly) took his decision, I took my own decision, there was no pressure. Let’s leave it to the individuals. Criticism is fine but don’t do it without reason. Don’t start questioning the ability of the players. There is no retirement scheme, that’s rubbish,” he retorted.

“It’s my decision and I am really happy and at peace that I have taken this,” asserted the Karnataka spinner.

“Though, I will miss the dressing room camaraderie, I ‘d like to take my time off from all of this. I have been on the road for 18 years,” he added.

When asked if he would be a part of the Indian Premier League, Jumbo, who plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore, said it was a contractual agreement and he would certainly fulfill it.

Asked about Dilip Vengsarkar’s comments that his time was up a day before his retirement, Kumble said he prefers not to take such statements personally and instead thanked the former chief selector for giving him an opportunity to captain the Indian Test side.

“It is something which I don’t take personally. That’s his opinion. I don’t know about it, some journalists came to me and told me about what he had said. I don’t read newspapers so I don’t know. But thanks to Dilip I got to be the captain of the team. I am thankful to all those who made it possible,” he said.

On his future plans, Kumble said he was working towards opening an academy for budding cricketers.

“There are plans to start an academy, not immediately but in a couple of months. The groundwork has already started. I take interest in photography as well so may be I will try my hand at that,” he said. (With PTI inputs)

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Reliance Entertainment, Spielberg deal completed: Sources

Mumbai, Sep 20 (PTI) Anil Ambani group’s Reliance Entertainment and DreamWorks SKG of acclaimed director Steven Spielberg have completed the much-talked about deal for jointly making Hollywood films.
Sources in the know said that the deal was completed last evening but did not give details of the agreement that would mark the entry of Reliance Entertainment in Hollywood, a preliminary announcement for which was made in Cannes Film festival earlier during the year.

Reliance Entertainment officials did not comment on the development immediately.

Meanwhile, AP quoted Wall Street Journal saying that Reliance will invest 500 million dollar and provide another 700 million dollar in debt through JPMorgan Chase & Co for production of about half a dozen films

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