Swashbuckling batsman Virender Sehwag says playing to “pumped up” home crowds in packed stadiums “motivates me” as he prepares for the coming World Cup like he does for all matches – by creating a “virtual stadium in my mind”. “There is no pressure playing in packed stadiums at home, they motivate me to perform better. Wherever we play in India, the crowds are so pumped up, shouting ‘Veeru, Veeru and Sachin, Sachin,’ and that’s encouraging,” Sehwag said in an interview.
Haasyabrahma Padmasri Brahmanandam is celebrating his 55 th Birthday today. The comedy star is known for his comic abilities, humorous expressions, flawless dialogue delivery and perfect timing.
It takes a lot to say no to a Bollywood offer, especially when it comes from Aamir Khan Productions, but not for singer Monica Dogra. The debutante was not interested in auditioning for “Dhobi Ghat” because she thought Bollywood was stuck in its cliches.
Australian spin legend Shane Warne has turned down the request of his fans to make a comeback in the national side, saying he is not fit enough to meet the rigorous demands of Test cricket.
Admitting that New Zealand were outplayed by a more balanced and consistent Indian team, visiting New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori said his side will have plenty of thinking to do and work much harder if they hope to make an impression in the 2011 World Cup. Saying that his team was not consistent enough and that as a captain he needed to be far more assertive to ensure strong performances from his players, Vettori felt that the forthcoming home series against Pakistan would be an opportunity for his team to get back on track
Filmmaker, singer and now author Ram Gopal Varma has left no stone unturned to prove his versatility, but if there is one zone this daring man dreads to enter, it’s acting. “I clamour whenever I see the camera (from the front) so there is no way that (acting) will happen.
Prabhas, Kajal Agarwal, Tapsee Pannu starrer ‘Mr.Perfect’ is gearing up for its release this Sankranthi. Dasaradh is directing the film and Dil Raju is producing it under Sri Venkateshwara creations
Citi India head of South Asia markets Pankaj Vaish believes some consolidation at the current level is necessary and there can be some more selling pressure keeping in the mind the global scenario.
The friendship between Silambarasan and Gautham Menon is growing strong day by day. They started off their friendship when ‘Vinnaithaandi Varuvaya’ was a biggest hit and continued to reinforce steadily. This has paved a way for Gautham’s acceptance to do a special role in Silambarasan’s upcoming flick ‘Podaa Podi’.When the hero imagined the role the name which striked his mind is Gautham Menon.When Silambarasan approached the director he agreed to do the role immediately
Govinda’s daughter Narmada Ahuja, whose debut film has been delayed, says the script has been finalised and the project will hit the production stage early next year.