Watch: Taimur Ali Khan Cuts An Extremely Adorable Cake On His Second Birthday!


Highlights

  • Taimur’s pre-birthday bash was hosted by his parents on December 7th
  • Taimur cut a cute pink cake topped with rainbow
  • Taimur’s will turn two on his birthday on December 20, 2018

Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan’s son Taimur Ali Khan is a favourite with the paparazzi. The tiny tot’s fame has already eclipsed that of his parents and sister Sara Ali Khan, at the tiny age of one. Taimur, who is one of the most avidly followed star kids in India, is going to turn two on December 20th, 2018 and his parents have already kick-started the celebrations with an early birthday bash for him. The birthday party took place on December 7th, with a lot of Kareena and Saif’s friends joining in for the bash, along with their kids. Saif Ali Khan’s sister Soha Ali Khan’s daughter Inaaya Kemmu was also in attendance. Several videos and pictures from the early birthday party for Taimur Ali Khan have been going viral on the internet. While Kareena’s friends shared a number of inside pictures from the small get-together, a number of pictures of birthday cakes wishing Taimur have also been doing the rounds.

A Bollywood news Instagram page shared a video of Kareena Kapoor, her sister Karisma Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan, all taking part in Taimur’s cake cutting ceremony. The video gives us a peak into the kid’s second birthday cake, which appears to be a really cute one, decorated in colourful fondant and topped with what looks like a rainbow. Taimur is seen in the arms of somebody, whose back is to the camera, but we can see his parents Kareena and Saif trying to cheer him on, as the Birthday song plays in the background.

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Take a look at this video from Taimur Ali Khan’s early second birthday bash that took place last week:

Meanwhile, another Instagram post showed the kind of amazing gifts that Taimur Ali Khan received on his birthday. In one particular gift hamper containing toys and goodies, a placard says, “Exhausted from the paparazzi”, alluding to the amount of attention that little Taimur enjoys from Bollywood reporters and photographers. Another gift was a mini yellow car, which was seen being carried inside during the birthday bash.

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Take a look at the gifts that Taimur received on his second birthday bash:

Well, if this was Taimur Ali Khan’s pre-birthday bash, we can only imagine what the tiny tot will get treated to on his actual birthday. Taimur is one lucky baby!





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Kareena Kapoor And Saif Ali Khan Watch Sara Ali Khan’s Kedarnath


Kareena Kapoor with Saif Ali Khan at the Kedarnath screening.

New Delhi: 

Saif Ali Khan managed to take some time off his busy schedule and finally watched his daughter Sara Ali Khan’s debut film Kedarnath. On Saturday, a special screening was organised at a studio in Juhu,Mumbai, which was attended by Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan. That’s not it! Kareena Kapoor’s mother Babita also accompanied the star couple at the screening. Kareena was dressed in a fairly casual manner. She was seen wearing a casual white t-shirt, which she paired with a pair of black track pants. She accentuated her look with a black denim jacket. Saif too was dressed in a casual outfit. He opted for a blue t-shirt, which he paired with a pair of beige coloured shorts and he also wore a red bandana. Here are the pictures from the screening:

 

qdtthp28Kareena Kapoor with Saif Ali Khan at the screening.

 

beci6e58Kareena, Babita and Saif at the screening.

 

hjiddrfKareena and Saif posed for the shutterbugs.

Kedarnath released in theaters on Friday and it opened to mixed reviews. However, Sara Ali Khan received massive praise from the critics as well as Bollywood celebs for her performance. Film critic Saibal Chatterjee, in his review for NDTV, described Sara Ali Khan as the “biggest asset” of the film and wrote: “The biggest asset of Kedarnath is Sara Ali Khan, as self-assured a debutante as any we have seen in recent years. The actress may have got here because of the family she was born into, but nothing that she does in Kedarnath would suggest that she undeserving of this opportunity. She frequently steals Rajput’s thunder, especially in the more intense sequences. She is confident, measured and convincing.”

Kedarnath stars Sara Ali Khan opposite actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Directed by Abhishek Kapoor, the film showcases the story of a Hindu pilgrim Mukku (Sara) and a Muslim porter Mansoor (Sushant), who fall in love during a trek to Kedarnath. The plot is set against the backdrop of the 2013 Kedarnath floods.

Sara Ali Khan is currently busy with the promotional duties of her second film Simmba, co-starring Ranveer Singh. Directed by Rohit Shetty, Simmba will hit the screens on December 28.

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Sarah Ali Khan’s new fan grandmother Sharmila Tagore said in her praise


नई दिल्ली: अभिनेत्री शर्मिला टैगोर का कहना है कि वह अपनी पोती सारा अली खान का आत्मविश्वास, विनम्रता और आकर्षण देखकर बेहद खुश होती हैं. जिस तरह से सैफ अली खान की पूर्व पत्नी अमृता सिंह की बेटी उभरकर सामने आई हैं, वह अभिभूत कर देने वाला है. शर्मिला शनिवार को 74 साल की हो गईं. शर्मिला से जब पूछा गया कि जन्मदिन पर वह क्या कर रही हैं तो उन्होंने कहा, ‘ज्यादा कुछ नहीं, मुझे डर है कुछ दोस्त आ सकते हैं. सबा और सैफ को अगर मौका मिला तो वे आ सकते हैं देखते हैं क्या होता है’.

फिल्म ‘आराधना’ की अभिनेत्री शर्मिला टैगोर से जब पूछा गया कि दो खूबसूरत बच्चों पोता (तैमूर) और नातिन (इनाया) की मौजूदगी से पिछले एक साल में वह क्या चीज है जो आपके लिए बदली है तो उन्होंने कहा, ‘हां, इससे निश्चित रूप से मेरी खुशी बढ़ी है, बिल्कुल.. मैं जितना उन्हें मिल सकती हूं मिलती हूं, लेकिन ज्यादा नहीं क्योंकि हम अलग-अलग शहरों में रहते हैं. लेकिन मैं इतना जरूर कहना चाहूंगी कि उन्हें देखकर मुझमें फिर से एक नई ऊर्जा आ जाती है, उत्साहित हो जाती हूं. छोटे बच्चों की चपलता, ऊर्जा से बढ़कर कुछ नहीं है. वे कई चीजों को लेकर उत्सुक और उत्साही होते हैं. तो हां, तैमूर और इनाया के इर्द-गिर्द होने से सच में मुझे खुशी होती है और जैसा कि मैंने कहा कि मैं चाहती हूं कि ज्यादा से ज्यादा वक्त उनके साथ गुजार सकूं’. 

अपने करियर के शिखर पर होने के दौरान मां और अभिनेत्री का बेहतरीन संयोजन करने वाली शर्मिला ने बताया कि ‘सफर’ और ‘छोटी बहू’ के दौरान वह गर्भवती थीं और गर्भावस्था के अंतिम दिनों में काफी बीमार पड़ गई थीं. फिर ‘बेशरम’ के दौरान सबा के साथ गर्भवती थीं. शर्मिला ने यह पूछे जाने पर कि क्या वह अभी भी अपने पति व पटौदी के नवाब मंसूर अली खान पटौदी पर बायोपिक को लेकर उत्साहित हैं तो उन्होंने कहा, ‘देखिए, यह इस पर निर्भर करेगा कि जहाज का कप्तान कौन है, निर्माता और निर्देशक.’

शर्मिला ने कहा मेरा मनना है कि उनके जीवन में जो उतार-चढ़ाव व रोचक घटनाएं हुई उस हिसाब से यह एक अच्छी कहानी है. पिता का निधन होना, एक आंख खो देना, उसके बाद उनका एवरेज 60 से 30 पर आ गया, इतनी कम उम्र में इतना सब सहना..मुझे नहीं लगता कि कोई और इन सबसे से सहजता से निपट पाता. आंख दुर्घटना के बाद उन्होंने न केवल बल्लेबाजी की बल्कि क्षेत्ररक्षण भी किया. मेरे ख्याल से वह एक असाधारण खिलाड़ी थे. भगवान जानते हैं कि अगर उनके दोनों आंख होते तो फिर वह कितनी उपलब्धि हासिल कर लेते. वह उन्हें काफी याद करती हैं. उन्होंने कहा कि जिंदगी ने उन्हें जो कुछ दिया है उसके लिए वह आभारी हैं’. 

शर्मिला ने यह पूछे जाने पर कि हमारे समाज में महिलाओं की सुरक्षा को लकेर काफी बातें हो रही हैं, तो उस जमाने में उन्हें किस चीज ने मजबूत, आत्मनिर्भर और निडर बनाया तो उन्होंने कहा, ‘शायद मेरी पारिवारिक पृष्ठभूमि के कारण हमारे परिवार में हमेशा मजबूत महिलाएं रही हैं और मुझमें आत्मविश्वास भी था. मैं करियर के बारे में ज्यादा सोचती भी नहीं थी. मैंने काम करना पसंद किया और इसका लुत्फ उठाया, लेकिन मुझे अन्य चीजों में भी दिलचस्पी थी. मेरे परिवार से मुझे बेहतरीन समझ मिली थी और शायद इस बात ने मुझे किसी भी नुकसान से दूर रखा’.

शर्मिला से जब पूछा गया कि उनका पोता तैमूर मीडिया में सुपरस्टार बन चुका है तो उन्होंने हंसते हुए कहा कि इस बात लेकर उन्हें थोड़ी चिंता होती है. फिलहाल तैमूर इन सब चीजों को समझने के लिए बहुत छोटा है, लेकिन बड़े होने पर ज्यादा मीडिया अटेंशन मिलने से वह प्रभावित हो सकता है. लेकिन जैसे कि सारा ने कहा है कि हम इस बारे में क्या कर सकते हैं? आज के दौर में हम मीडिया के बिना रह ही नहीं सकते. 

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Kedarnath Box Office Collection Day 1 Sara Ali Khan Average Opening Sushant Singh Rajput


खास बातें

  1. शुक्रवार को रिलीज हुई है ‘केदारनाथ’
  2. सारा अली खान की डेब्यू फिल्म है
  3. सुशांत सिंह राजपूत भी हैं लीड रोल में

नई दिल्ली: ‘केदारनाथ (Kedarnath)’ सारा अली खान की डेब्यू फिल्म है और उत्तराखंड की पृष्ठभूमि में रची गई इस प्रेम कहानी के पहले दिन का बॉक्स ऑफिस कलेक्शन (Box Office Collection Day 1) आ गया है. सारा अली खान (Sara Ali Khan) और सुशांत सिंह राजपूत (Sushant Singh Rajput) की ‘केदारनाथ (Kedarnath)’ को अभिषेक कपूर (Abhishek Kapoor) ने डायरेक्ट किया है.  ‘केदारनाथ’ को खराब रिव्यू के बावजूद फिल्म को अच्छी शुरुआत मिल गई है. सुशांत सिंह राजपूत और सारा अली खान की फिल्म ने पहले दिन बॉक्स ऑफिस पर 7.25 करोड़ रु. की कमाई की है. इस बात की जानकारी फिल्म ट्रेड एक्सपर्ट तरण आदर्श ने दी है. तरण आदर्श ने ट्वीट में लिखा हैः “केदारनाथ की अच्छी शुरुआत…दिन में बिजनेस में हुआ इजाफा…शनिवार और रविवार रहेगी नजर…शुक्रवार को भारत में कमाए 7.25 करोड़ रु.”

 

2.0 Box Office Collection Day 9: रजनीकांत की ‘Robot 2.0’ 500 करोड़ के पार, बनी अक्षय कुमार की सबसे कमाऊ फिल्म


‘केदारनाथ (Kedarnath)’ सारा अली खान (Sara Ali Khan) की डेब्यू फिल्म है और फिल्म में सैफ अली खान-अमृता सिंह की बिटिया की एक्टिंग काफी अच्छी है. ‘केदारनाथ (Kedarnath)’ एक प्रेम कहानी है जो उत्तराखंड की वादियों में रची गई है. फिल्म की केदारनाथ धाम की है, और इसमें केदारनाथ त्रासदी भी आती है, और फिल्म में उसका काफी महत्व भी है. लेकिन कमजोर कहानी की वजह से सारा अली खान और सुशांत सिंह राजपूत की एक्टिंग भी खास असर नहीं डाल पाती है. फिल्म को बहुत ही खराब रिव्यू में मिले हैं. लेकिन फिल्म की ओपनिंग को अच्छा माना जा सकता है. 

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‘केदारनाथ (Kedarnath)’ को लगभग 2,000 स्क्रीन्स पर रिलीज किया गया है, और इसका बजट लगभग 35 करोड़ रु. बताया जाता है. इस तरह सारा अली खान ( Sara Ali Khan) और सुशांत सिंह राजपूत (Sushant Singh Rajput) की फिल्म को बॉक्स ऑफिस पर प्रॉफिट में जाने के लिए कड़ी मशक्कत करनी होगी. लेकिन ‘केदारनाथ’ का सफर आसान नहीं है क्योकि रजनीकांत की ‘2.0’ का बॉक्स ऑफिस पर कहर जारी है. रजनीकांत की फिल्म आठ दिन के अंदर 500 करोड़ रु. के आंकड़े को पार कर चुकी है और इसकी तूफान अब भी जारी है. ऐसे में ‘केदारनाथ’ को पैर जमाने के लिए बहुत मेहनत करनी होगी. 

 …और भी हैं बॉलीवुड से जुड़ी ढेरों ख़बरें…





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Sara Ali Khan And Sushant Singh Rajput’s Film Takes A ‘Healthy Start’


Sara Ali Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput in a still from Kedarnath (Image courtesy taranadarsh)

New Delhi: 

Kedarnath starring Sara Ali Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput has taken a “healthy start”, trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted. On the opening day, the Abhishek Kapoor-directed film collected Rs 7.25 crore. “Kedarnath takes a healthy start. Business picked up during the course of the day… Saturday and Sunday business crucial… Friday Rs 7.25 crore (India business),” Taran Adarsh tweeted. However, Kedarnath has not been able to steal the thunder from Rajinikanth’s 2.0, which hit the screens last week. The film “stayed strong” despite new release and is expected to show “substantial growth” over the weekend. “2.0 (Hindi version) stayed strong, despite a new release (Kedarnath) eating into the screens, shows and footfalls… Expected to show substantial growth on second Saturday and Sunday. Will cross Rs 150 crore today… (Week 2) Friday Rs 5.85 crore. Total: Rs Rs 145.60 crore.(India business),” Taran Adarsh tweeted.

 

 

 

 

Sara Ali Khan made her Bollywood debut with Kedarnath. Though the film received a lukewarm response, critics have praised Sara’s performance. Film critic Saibal Chatterjee in his review for NDTV gave the film 2 stars out of 5. Of Sara Ali Khan’s performance in the fil, he wrote: “The biggest asset of Kedarnath is Sara Ali Khan, as self-assured a debutante as any we have seen in recent years. The actress may have got here because of the family she was born into, but nothing that she does in Kedarnath would suggest that she undeserving of this opportunity. She frequently steals Rajput’s thunder, especially in the more intense sequences. She is confident, measured and convincing.”

Kedarnath is set against the backdrop of 2013 Kedarnath floods. Sara Ali Khan plays the role of a Hindu girl Mandakini/Mukku, who falls for Mansoor, a Muslim porter, who helps pilgrims cover the Kedarnath trek.

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Sara Ali Khan, Sushant Rajput’s Kedarnath To Not Release In Uttarakhand


Uttarakhand District Magistrates have decided not allow the film’s release.

Dehradun: 

Sara Ali Khan and Sushant Rajput starrer “Kedarnath‘ will not be released Uttarakhand. The state government had not officially banned its release but had written to District Magistrates, asking them to take a call on the film.

The District Magistrates have decided to not allow the release. The decision was taken after a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.

The movie, set against the backdrop of the flash floods in Kedarnath, was opposed by right-wing activists who alleged that it hurt Hindu sentiments and promoted “Love Jihad”.

The latest orders by the District Magistrates would mean that the film will not release in state capital Dehradun, Haridwar, Pauri, Tehri, Nainital, Almora and Udhamsinghnagar. Other districts of the state do not have movie theaters,. .

Uttarakhand and Bombay High Court had both refused to ban the film.

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An Excited Sara Ali Khan Can’t Wait To Binge On Her Favourite Junk Foods! (Watch Adorable Video)


Highlights

  • Kedarnath actor Sara Ali Khan can’t wait to eat post-release
  • Sara Ali Khan revealed she would like to eat pizza and chocolate
  • Sara Ali Khan’s love for food is no secret

The reviews of ‘Kedarnath’ are in, and it looks like Sara Ali Khan is shining bright in her debut film opposite Sushant Singh Rajput. The actor is receiving a lot of praise for showcasing her amazing acting chops in the movie that is set against the backdrop of the Uttarakhand floods. 2018 is turning out to be a great year for Sara Ali Khan as the young actor basks in the glory of ‘Kedarnath’ and prepares for the release of her second film ‘Simmba’, where she will be seen opposite Ranveer Singh. ‘Simmba’ promises to be a superhit as is evident from the reaction that the launch of the movie trailer got last week. Sara has been busy with the promotions and trailer launches of the two films since the past few weeks, but she made sure she took a small break and went vacationing in London. The 25-year-old is now back to the grind and is spilling her sass in multiple television appearances and interviews.

Sara Ali Khan sat down for a tete-a-tete with Rohit Khilnani in an interview for NDTV Hop, where she talked about multiple things, including her love for junk foods. When asked what she would like to binge on to celebrate the release of ‘Kedarnath’, she got really excited and responded with glee, “I would like to have a cheese burst margherita pizza! And I would have a lot of chocolate.” She quickly added by saying: “Dark chocolate, because now I’ve grown to just like that. But like lots (of chocolate)! With sea salt maybe.” As Khilnani started to move on, Sara Ali Khan interrupted him to add: “I’ll also have mango milkshake!” Seeing her enthusiasm on the topic amused Khilnani who couldn’t help but laugh at Sara Ali Khan’s delightful and adorable answer.

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Take a look at how excited Sara Ali Khan got when talking about food:

Try not to grin at Sara Ali Khan’s childish glee while watching this video. We’re sure you failed! Khan’s love for food is no secret.The actor regularly posts pictures of her delicious meals on her Instagram stories. During her debut in the ongoing season of ‘Koffee With Karan’, Sara Ali Khan had revealed that she was overweight because she was suffering from PCOD. Her father Saif Ali Khan had responded to this by suggesting jokingly, that Sara’s weight issues may have been because of her love for pizzas. Well Sara, we sure can relate to your affection for pizza and wholeheartedly support your enthusiasm for a post-release binge session!

The full 18-minute interview of Sara Ali Khan is available on the NDTV Hop mobile app.





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Kedarnath Movie Review: Sara Ali Khan Steals Much Of Sushant Singh Rajput’s Thunder


Kedarnath Movie Review: Sara Ali Khan and Sushant in a film still. (Image courtesy: Instagram)

Cast: Sara Ali Khan, Sushant Singh Rajput, Nitish Bharadwaj, Alka Amin, Sonali Sachdev, Pooja Gor

Director: Abhishek Kapoor

Rating: 2 Stars (Out of 5)

The disaster that strikes the eponymous Himalayan town and an interfaith couple in Abhishek Kapoor’s Kedarnath does not spare the film either. The natural calamity turns it into a CGI-driven mess that washes away any prospect of this ambitious effort assuming the proportions of an epic drama.

What we have in Kedarnath is an irresistible visual treat. The snow-capped peaks, the gushing waters of the Mandakini, the panoramic views of the settlement in the valley and the sweeping vistas around it that cinematographer Tushar Kanti Ray captures are stunning no doubt. On other parameters, too, the film strings together elements that seem promising at first flush. But the positive features are eventually buried under a deluge of clichés aggravated by a contrived climax.

The screenplay by Kanika Dhillon, which touches upon pressing issues but does not follow through with them, takes its time in etching out the broad contours of the plot and the characters that populate it. It moves forward only in fits and starts. As a result, the relationship that takes roots between an amiable Muslim porter and a Hindu priest’s free-spirited daughter does not attain the intensity of passion to mirror the devastating force of the twin threats that the duo and the town face – an impending natural calamity and the fast spreading venom of religious bigotry.

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Kedarnath Movie Review: Sara Ali Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput in a film still. (Image courtesy: Instagram)

Post-interval, Kedarnath hurtles helter-skelter through ‘disaster film’ terrain, where computer-generated imagery floods out the crucial questions raised in the first half regarding the steady erosion of the holy town’s fragile eco-system and its ingrained culture of pluralism in which people of different religious denominations have lived in peace and harmony for generations.

As the film opens, a middle-aged woman headed to the Kedarnath temple baulks at the thought of doing the two-hour climb with the Jai Bholenath-spouting Mansoor Khan (Sushant Singh Rajput) because the latter does not worship Hindu gods. Get on the back of my mule Rustom then, the chatty porter retorts, the animal does not perform aarti in a temple nor offers namaaz in a masjid. The woman sees the point. By the end of the trek, Mansoor has her eating out of the palm of his hand.

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Kedarnath Movie Review: A still from the film. (Image courtesy: YouTube)

Mansoor has another not-so-secret admirer – Mandakini alias Mukku (Sara Ali Khan), younger daughter of the temple head priest and tourist lodge-owner Brajraj Mishra (Nitish Bharadwaj). Their growing proximity sets off a chain of events that riles her family, which includes her mother (Sonali Sachdev) and elder sister (Pooja Gor), and the hate-mongers lurking in the bylanes of Kedarnath, led by Mukku’s smarmy fiance Kullu (Nishant Dahiya).

The latter plans to set up a two-star hotel in Kedarnath to accommodate the growing volume of pilgrims. In a meeting of townspeople, Mansoor registers his opposition to the proposal. Tirth-yatra (pilgrimage) and vyapar (commerce) should not go hand in hand, he argues. Kedarnath, he says, should ration its annual intake of pilgrims. Kullu takes a potshot at Mansoor’s religious identity. Don’t poke your nose into our affairs, says Kullu. Mansoor’s response is irrefutable: we’ve been in Kedarnath forever and have as much of a stake in its future as you do.

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Kedarnath Movie Review: A still from the film. (Image courtesy: YouTube)

These two significant threads of the story – rapid environmental degradation and the fraying social fabric – are sadly lost in a maze of dramatic flashpoints that make up the rest of the film. These include a violent attack on Mansoor, a forced exodus of the porters and, as if on cue, a cataclysmic flash flood brought on by the Chorabari Lake breaching its banks following torrential rains. This last bit is of course based on true events of June 2013 in which 4,000 people died and 70,000 went missing.

Rain obviously play an important part in the rain. The first shower we see is a benign, soothing force – it reminds the heroine of her deceased mother who she believes turned into rain the day she passed away. Her story ignites passion. A kiss ensues. The sequence ends with a fadeout, one of many that the film employs to indicate important plot points. The second time it rains in the film, it takes on a far more ominous ring – it triggers the flashpoint that drives a wedge between the two communities. The final storm assumes catastrophic proportions, sparking a massive cloudburst – the VFX borders on the embarrassingly tacky here, as it does at various other junctures from here on.

While Sushant Singh Rajput does much of the heavy lifting with a great deal of flair in the course of the film, the biggest asset of Kedarnath is Sara Ali Khan, as self-assured a debutante as any we have seen in recent years. The actress may have got here because of the family she was born into, but nothing that she does in Kedarnath would suggest that she undeserving of this opportunity. She frequently steals Rajput’s thunder, especially in the more intense sequences. She is confident, measured and convincing.

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Kedarnath Movie Review: Sara Ali Khan in a film still. (Image courtesy: Instagram)

Sara is saddled with a role that could have done with some fine-tuning: from a tough, assertive girl she turns into a whimpering mess by the end of the film. What is truly amazing is that she does not let the downward arc throw her off. She keeps her bearings about her with the sort of authority that belies her greenhorn status. There are stray moments in the film where she sports a hint of a no-makeup look – these are the moments where she is at her best, a pointer to her potential as an actress who has the chops to be more than just a hero’s ‘sweetheart’.

The strong impression that the newcomer makes is despite the fact that neither she nor her principal co-star look anything other than two well-groomed, coiffured, manicured Bollywood stars who’ve been airdropped in a town where they can only stick out like sore thumbs. The lines they speak are at times unintelligible but one cannot be sure if that is because of faulty dialogue delivery or uneven sound levels in the theatre. Any critical judgment in this respect will have to wait for another viewing of the film.

Kedarnath is a two-hour film, so the demand it makes on your time is reasonable. The special effects aren’t up to scratch nor is the screenplay, but do watch the film for Sara Ali Khan. The pleasure of watching a young actress who not only holds her own in her very first film but also reveals her long-term potential in no uncertain terms makes the otherwise disappointingly inert Kedarnath worth a trip to the multiplex.

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Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq Tons Help Pakistan Take Crucial Lead On Day 3


A mammoth 201-run fourth-wicket partnership between Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq helped Pakistan take a crucial 74-run lead in the first innings on Day 3 of the third and final Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. After getting bundled out for 348, Pakistan ended the day in a commanding position as New Zealand were 26/2 in their second innings at stumps. Smashing his 15th Test hundred, Azhar ended up scoring 134 while Shafiq scored 104 before debutant off-spinner Will Somerville (4-75) ran through the Pakistan lower middle order. For New Zealand, Kane Williamson unbeaten on 14 and giving him company was nightwatchman William Somerville. New Zealand are trailing Pakistan by 48 runs with eight wickets intact.

Paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi trapped Jeet Raval for a nought while leg-spinner Yasir Shah had Tom Latham caught for ten, his 199th wicket in Tests. Yasir now needs just one more wicket to become the fastest to 200 wickets, in his 33rd Test, a record currently held by Australian leg-spinner Clarrie Grimmett who reached the milestone in 36 Tests, 82 years ago.

Shafiq after the day’s play asserted that Pakistan must limit New Zealand in their second innings after his side failed to chase down 176 in the first Test.

“It’s always nice to bat with Azhar,” said Shafiq. “But it was disappointing that we couldn’t get a big lead. It happens in cricket and you have to give credit to the bowlers.

“We need to get them out quickly tomorrow so that we don’t need to chase a lot of runs.”

Azhar and Shafiq put on 201 for the fourth wicket, but once they were dismissed only Sarfraz Ahmed (25) and Babar Azam (14) offered some resistance.

Azhar edged medium pacer Colin de Grandhomme through the slips to complete his first century since May 2017 against the West Indies in Dominica – and his first hundred against New Zealand.

He took 210 balls to reach the three-figure mark, before being caught sweeping off Somerville, just before tea.

Shafiq brought up his 12th Test ton with a sharp single off Somerville before falling leg-before to Patel to a straight delivery.

Somerville then had Azam and Hasan Ali (nought) bowled and wrapped up the innings by getting Sarfraz caught at mid-wicket.

Earlier, Azhar and Shafiq frustrated New Zealand’s search for early wickets as they took Pakistan to 224-3 at lunch.

New Zealand skipper Williamson took the second new ball in the 81st over with Pakistan comfortably placed at 213-3, but the bowlers struggled to extract much life from a flat pitch at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

Pakistan levelled the series with an innings and 16-run win in the second Test in Dubai.

(With AFP inputs)



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Azhar Ali Puts Pakistan In Control vs New Zealand 


3rd Test, Day 2: Azhar Ali Puts Pakistan In Control vs New Zealand


Azhar Ali remained unbeaten at stumps on Day 2 of the third Test against New Zealand. © Twitter


Top order batsman Azhar Ali scored a gritty half-century, taking Pakistan to 139-3 at the close of play on the second day of the third and final Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. After dismissing New Zealand for 274 in the first innings, Pakistan suffered a horrible start, losing two wickets for 17 runs. Both openers Mohammad Hafeez (0)and Imam-ul-Haq (9) departed in quick succession, putting Pakistan in a spot of bother. Pacer Trent Boult wreaked havoc at the start but Azhar’s composed knock steadied the Pakistan innings. The right-hander was unbeaten on 62 at stumps having shared a dogged, unbroken fourth-wicket partnership of 54 with Asad Shafiq.

Pakistan are still 135 runs adrift of New Zealand’s first innings total in which BJ Watling made a gutsy and vital 77 not out.

The three-match series is tied at 1-1 after New Zealand won the first Test in Abu Dhabi by four runs before Pakistan bounced back with an innings and 16-run win in the second in Dubai.

Azhar remains key for Pakistan if they are to build any kind of first innings lead. 

The 33-year-old dropped anchor and found the boundary just four times as he crawled through to his 32nd Test half century. His 62 not out was carved painstakingly from 169 deliveries as the Pakistan scoring rate struggled to rise above two an over. 

The equally-experienced Shafiq hit the same number of fours in his 26 which has so far occupied 85 balls.

(With AFP Inputs) 






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