Aamir Khan: Salman and Shah Rukh are bigger stars than me

first_imgAamir Khan, who will soon be seen in Nitesh Tiwari’s upcoming film Dangal, said that both Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan are bigger stars than him. Together, Aamir, Salman and Shah Rukh form the three pillars of the Khan Triumvirate in Bollywood.ALSO READ: Aamir Khan says friend Salman’s ‘raped woman’ remark was insensitive and unfortunateALSO SEE: Aamir Khan introduces his champion daughters in new Dangal poster “I feel Shah Rukh, Salman, Amitabh Bachchan are bigger stars. There are a host of stars which I consider big and this includes Hrithik (Roshan), Ranbir (Kapoor) and Ranveer (Singh). There are so many stars who are hugely popular. I don’t get into comparison,” he said.He also likened himself to a waiter while comparing himself with Salman.”When I see Salman walking into a room, it feels like a star has arrived. When I enter, it looks as if some waiter has entered,” he said.However, he quickly corrected himself and added, “I am sorry I shouldn’t say that because waiters are great people. I shouldn’t say that, but when Salman enters or Shah Rukh enters it feels like a star has some… they are more bigger stars than me,” he said.Speaking at the poster launch of Dangal, Aamir called it a conscious decision to release the poster two days prior to the release of Sultan. He also feels that the Salman Khan film will be a huge box office success.When asked if it a conscious effort to release the poster of Dangal two days before the release of Sultan, Aamir said, “Oh yes, because Sultan is going to be a huge, super-duper hit and the millions of people who will come to see Sultan will at least see the poster of Dangal standing out of the theatre.”advertisement”Sultan is going to be such a bumper hit and the opening is going to be bizarre, so at least we will be standing in one corner saying even we are coming after six months…,” Aamir added.Salman Khan’s Sultan is slated for an Eid release this year.The 51-year-old actor will essay the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat in the forthcoming biographical sports drama, and talking about the title of the film, Aamir once again thanked Salman.”I am thankful to Salman because we got the title Dangal because of him. The title was written in the script, but when we researched, we got to know that the rights of it were with Puneet Issar. I knew Salman was friends with Puneet, so I told Salman to request or fix a meeting with him but he called Puneet and got the title,” sais Aamir.”Salman had a huge contribution in getting this title for us,” he said.Aamir’s Dangal is scheduled to hit the screens on December 23 this year.last_img read more

First Day of School Report

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Education Minister tours schools this week Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 08 Sept 2015 – This is officially back to school week and there are several changes in the area of Education this academic school year, this as the Department rolls out plans for new programs, new positions and leaves, all happening this year.The Ministry of Education will see a new education psychologist to replace George Pratt who is commencing study leave. Dara Thomas heads to the United Kingdom for one year to pursue a Masters in Educational LeadershipDavid Bowen, former Principal of Marjorie Basden high-school now heads to the Department of Education bringing with him over 15 years in leadership to the position of Education Officer of High Schools. Rodney Cox takes the position of Acting Principal at Marjorie Basden high school.The academic year also brings the introduction of the Caribbean Vocational Qualification in the high schools according to Education Minister Hon. Akierra Misick who explains that the courses will provide another avenue for students to succeed in obtaining certification and qualifications preparing them for the working world.Meanwhile, Minister says campuses were ready to receive the influx of students coming to school, which began on Monday September 7th for government schools nationwide.Hon. Misick sending a warm welcome to educators and the hundreds of school children. A press release from the Education Minister and Deputy Premier said the Ministry worked tirelessly over the summer break to ensure all campuses and staff were ready for the new academic year.The Education Minister said, “No doubt some of the infrastructural changes such as new science labs, home economics labs and woodwork rooms at various schools will enhance the teaching and learning environment in our sector.”The Ministry and Department team says it will be conducting site visits during this month to all of the campuses. Ministry of Education introduces pilot program Education Minister touts new ICT platform for Public Schools Related Items:akierra missick, dara thomas, david bowen, Marjorie Basden High School, rodney cox, schoo reportlast_img read more

AB de Villiers better than Virat Kohli Nathan Lyon picks Mr 360

first_imgNathan Lyon described AB de Villiers as the hardest batsman he bowled to, not Virat KohliIANSIn his now highly-successful career, Nathan Lyon has bowled to all the great batsmen who have played in his era. From the likes of Sachin Tendulkar to Virat Kohli, the off-spinner has been tested against the best batters in the world. But when he was asked in an interview to name the batsman he found most difficult to bowl at, the Australian chose AB de Villiers.The reason cited by him for his choice presents the reason why the South African has earned the epithet of Mr 360. Lyon said on ‘The Back Page Live,’ an Australian television show, that while bowling to de Villiers, he felt that the former Proteas batsman could hit him anywhere at any time.Considering that Indian batsmen were traditionally regarded as the most skilful in playing spin, it comes as a big surprise that Lyon faced most difficulty not from an Indian, or for that matter any other Asian, but a South African.Lyon’s recordIn his career, the 31-year old Aussie has played 15 Tests against South Africa and 18 against India. Kohli and de Villiers have been present in almost all these matches of their respective teams. So, it says a lot about de Villiers’ ability to play spin that the offie rates him higher than any other batsman.If we were to look at the record of the off-spinner against the two teams, he has done considerably better vs the Indians. While he has 85 wickets against the Asian giants with an average of 32.60 and strike rate of 60.2, against South Africa, he has 46 wickets at an average of 42.28 and strike rate of 83.7. The disparity can partly be attributed to highly spin-friendly conditions that the bowler had on his two visits to India.But even when it comes to bowling in his own country, he has a clearly better record against the sub-continental side. Gary, as he is fondly called by his teammates, has taken 18 wickets in 6 Tests against the South Africans in Australia at an average of 46.22 and strike rate of over 91. Against India at home, he has 51 wickets in 11 Tests and with an average just under 34 and strike rate a shade under 66. Clearly, home or away, Lyon loves bowling at the Indian team. Nathan Lyon has enjoyed great success against IndiaReutersSouth Africa’s better record against LyonIt is noteworthy that India’s supposed dominance against spin bowling has considerably declined in recent years. Even somebody like Kohli has had difficulties facing good spinners in the past. De Villiers, on the other hand, seems highly adept at playing the slower bowlers. Having been a hockey player in his pre-cricket days, he seems to have wonderful wristwork that allows him to place the ball in whichever area he desires.Lyon has had the opportunity to bowl at both Kohli and AB when they were in prime form. When South Africa famously saved a Test at Adelaide in 2012 by batting out the entire fifth day, de Villiers played his part by stonewalling Lyon and co for 220 deliveries while scoring just 33 runs. In the very next match at Perth, he scored a magnificent 169 to help his team win the match and series. In the last series between the Aussies and South Africans, the infamous 2018 rubber, de Villiers again starred with a superb knock in the second Test which allowed the Proteas to level the series after losing the first match.Kohli too has enjoyed great success against Australia. He has seven Test hundreds against the kangaroos, six of them scored away from home. Of these, four came in the 2014/15 series alone. Yet, Lyon has picked up the wicket of Kohli seven times in Tests, the most for any bowler in the format.So clearly, Lyon has good reason to rate de Villiers higher. But while the South African has retired from international cricket, Kohli remains and will remain active for some time to come. Hopefully, we will some more riveting contests between the two.last_img read more

Pirojpur BCL leader held with Yaba

first_imgPolice in a drive arrested a local leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) in possession of 74 pieces of yaba tablets from Khadiza Medical area in Mathbaria upazila of Pirojpur on Monday night, reports news agency UNB.The arrestee was identified as Ehsanul Haque Montu, 29, son of Abdus Sattar, a resident of Patakata village under Dhanisafa union of the district and the vice-president of the Mathbaria upazila unit of BCL.Mathbaria Police Station officer-in-charge Tariqul Islam said on secret information, a team of police conducted a drive in the area and arrested Ehsan along with 74 pieces of Yaba pills.A case was filed against Tariqul in this regard, said the OC.Contacted, BCL Pirojpur district unit BCL general secretary Khairul Islam Mithu said organisational measures are being taken against Ehsanul Haque over the incident.last_img read more