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Viacom18 Motion Pictures to produce biopic on Mithali Raj

Viacom18 Motion Pictures to produce biopic on Mithali Raj

New Delhi, Sept 26 (UNI) After the successful biopic of former captains M S Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar, soon viewers will see the biopic of the Indian Women’s Cricket Team captain, Mithali Raj on the silver screen.
Viacom18 Motion Pictures, the studio that backed content driven films like 'Queen', 'Manjhi', 'Drishyam', 'Mary Kom', 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' and the recent hit, 'Toilet Ek Prem Katha' has acquired rights for the film based on life of Mithali Raj.
Making the announcement, Ajit Andhare, COO, Viacom18 Motion Pictures, said, “Viacom18 Motion Pictures has always been the pioneer in showcasing content with portrayal of strong women characters right from Queen to Kahani to Mary Kom.
We are proud to be collaborating with the young and inspirational Mithali Dorai Raj, a name single-handedly responsible in bringing about change in the way women’s cricket team was perceived in our country.
” The association between Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Mithali Raj has been facilitated by Varun Chopra – Director, Medallin Sports.
Speaking about the venture, Varun Chopra said, “We are pleased on this association with Viacom18 Motion Pictures and are looking forward to Mithali’s Biopic.
She remains to be an inspiration for multitudes for many years now and her story on the silver screen will keep motivating generations.
” Speaking about the venture, Mithali Raj said, “I am extremely happy on this association with Viacom18 Motion Pictures.
Hoping that this movie inspires more people especially young girls to take up sports as a career.
” With a phenomenal record of being the highest run scorer in One Day Internationals averaging above 51, the captain of the Indian Women’s Cricket Team, Mithali Raj has had a remarkable journey on the field.
Mithali Raj is the highest run-scorer in women's international cricket and the only woman cricketer to surpass the 6,000 run mark in ODIs.
She is also the first player to score 7 consecutive 50s in ODIs.
Raj is the first Indian to have lead the national team to an ICC ODI World Cup final twice - 2005 and 2017.
An Arjuna awardee, Mithali was also awarded the Padma Shri in 2015, India’s fourth highest civilian award for her contribution towards the sport of cricket.
The biopic on the life of Mithali Raj follows recent biopics on life of former Indian captains M S Dhoni and Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar.
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Amir Khan's Secret Superstar collects Rs 5 cr on opening day

New Delhi, Oct 20 (UNI) Aamir Khan's diwali release 'Secret Superstar' has taken a decent start at the box office, earning around Rs 5 cr on its opening day, trade sources said here.

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Eagerly awaiting public reaction for 'Secret Superstar': Aamir Khan

New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) As he awaits the release of his film 'Secret Superstar' on Diwali, superstar Aamir Khan says that he has not been able to sleep for the past one week and is eagerly waiting for the reactions of the public.

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Salman Khan gives Diwali gift, unveils 'Tiger Zinda Hai' teaser

New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) In a Diwali gift to his fans, superstar Salman Khan on Wednesday unveiled the teaser of his forthcoming film 'Tiger Zinda Hai'.

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90s diva Madhuri to make her debut in Marathi cinema

New Delhi, Oct 17 (UNI) After enthralling cinegoers over the years with her portrayals in several Hindi films, Bollywood diva of the 90s Madhuri Dixit is set to maker her debut in Marathi films.

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Kabir Bedi, Farah Khan slam Sangeet Som's comments on Taj Mahal

New Delhi, Oct 17 (UNI) Bollywood celebrities Kabir Khan and Farah Khan today slammed the comments made by BJP leader Sangeet Som that the Taj Mahal was built by "traitors" and was a "blot on Indian culture".

Ram Gopal Varma ridicules construction of Amaravati

Ram Gopal Varma ridicules construction of Amaravati

Vijayawada, Oct 10 (UNI) Famous Bollywood Film Director Ram Gopal Varma, who creates news by making controversial statements and producing movies, this time, made a satire on the construction of new capital city Amaravati by stating that he had a “mind blowing” idea for AP government.

DEPwD, DFF to organise Short Film Competition on Divyangjan Sashaktikaran

DEPwD, DFF to organise Short Film Competition on Divyangjan Sashaktikaran

New Delhi, Jul 17 (UNI) The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) (DEPwD), Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment is organising ‘Short Film Competition on Divyangjan Sashaktikaran-2017’ in association with Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF), Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.

Evergreen voice of Asha Bhosle, who turns 84 today.

Evergreen voice of Asha Bhosle, who turns 84 today.

Kolkata, Sep 8 (UNI) From yesteryears` actresses Mumtaz, Zeenat Aman, Madhubala, Helen and Asha Parekh to the new-age heroines like Aishwarya, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor and Urmila Matondkar, are all bound by a common thread - the evergreen voice of Asha Bhosle, who turns 84 today.

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