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Referring to the FIR filed against him following the Darjeeling blast that took place early on Saturday in the heart of the hill town that damaged a few shops, a renowned senior aesthetics dentist in the country, The results will be declared at 9 am on the official board website,wbresultsnicin Representational image PTI Students who appeared for the exam have been advised to check the website and to keep their relevant candidate information like roll numbers and hall tickets ready in order to avoid delays A report on CNN-News18 said after the grades are declared the board will also begin distribution of marksheets and students may collect theirs at the respective schools It also said that the board will announce a merit list featuring the top-10 students across the state Reports were earlier doing the rounds that the West Bengal Class X results would be declared in mid-May but there was to be a delay Over six lakh students appeared for their Class X exams (also known as madhyamik pariksha) in West Bengal this year This is a significant rise from the corresponding figure for 2016 when it was just about 523012 The passing percentage for 2016 was 8450 percent and that too is expected to increase the CNN-News18 report mentioned Written by Sonup Sahadevan | Mumbai | Updated: October 27 2016 10:27 am Salman Khan’s bodyguard Shera is embroiled in a police case As he claimed innocence we bring you the life story of man for whom Salman is god Top News Shera comes across as a no-nonsense man who is focused on doing his primary job – guarding Salman Khan Late on Tuesday night Shera was booked for assault after an altercation with a man Shera himself told Times Now “Nothing happened on Tuesday I went to meet a friend at Kokilaben Hospital then I went to Pop Tate’s where I had a verbal argument on the phone but no physical scuffle The police came to my house in the morning and now I am accompanying them to the DN Nagar Police Station I don’t know the details of the charges against me” Without commenting on the police case we take a look at the life of Shera and his meteoric rise that made him Salman’s right-hand man Salman Khan’s bodyguard Shera’s Family background Born into a Sikh family in Andheri (Manish Nagar) in Mumbai Shera’s real name is Gurmeet Singh Yes he is a Sikh who decided to sacrifice his turban for his job “It became very difficult to handle the crowds with my turban so I had to cut my long hair” Shera once said in an interview to indianexpresscom As a kid Shera was less inclined academically and spent a major part of his early childhood chipping in at his father’s automobile workshop And before Bollywood and Salman happened pumping iron was Shera’s only passion something that helped him win a few bodybuilding contests namely Mr Mumbai and Mr Maharashtra contest in which he stood second WATCH VIDEO:Salman Khan’s Bodyguard Shera Booked: Find Out Why Salman Khan It was Shera’s impressive physique that helped him get into security in the early 90s when Andre Timmins of Wizcraft asked him join his company to handle protection details of Bollywood bigwigs He first met Salman in 1995 at a party held for Hollywood star Keanu Reeves It was just a chance meeting which didn’t materialize into anything at first However a freak incident in Salman’s life thereafter when crowd spiralled out of control at a show in Chandigarh forced his brother Sohail to look for a new and stronger bodyguard This is when Shera came into the picture “Bhai ke saath hamesha rahoge (Will you always stay with my brother)” Sohail asked Shera to which the beefy man said “Yes” Also read |Salman Khan’s bodyguard Shera booked forassault A bond is formed: While the rest of the world including girls address Salman as Bhai for Shera Salman is Maalik “Maalik means master and Salman Maalik is everything to me I will lay down my life for him He is my god” Shera told me once And he has proved his loyalty towards Salman by keeping him out of physical harm at all public places even if it means running in front of his car for miles Recollecting an incident that endeared him to Salman for life Shera said “During one of my early assignments I was at Indore with Maalik We were travelling by car through this very small road where there were a lot of fans present and other people walking as well So it was difficult to drive I got out of the car and ran in front of it for two kilometers clearing the crowd and allowing the car to pass smoothly Since then I have been like family for Maalik” Bodyguard film Salman dedicated an entire film to Shera a gesture that the bodyguard is eternally grateful about “Who else has ever done such a thing for his bodyguard in the industry” asked Shera And the man repays his master by staying concerned only with his job “Apne kaam se kaam rakho I am like a horse decked up at a wedding to carry the groom I am only concerned about my Maalik (Salman) and wherever he goes I am there I am his Yes Man Till date whatever Maalik has asked I’ve done That is why I am a part of Maalik’s family” said Shera Salman Khan to launch Shera’s son Shera’s son Tiger a handsome young man is waiting in the wings to be launched by Salman The youngster is currently learning the ropes of Bollywood by assisting filmmakers and was also an assistant director on the sets of Sultan Salman and Shera – a reciprocal relation Today Salman is guarded by a posse of bodyguards while shooting in India But if Bhai travels abroad or for something extremely important in India his security detail is handled by a lone ranger- Shera At best their relationship today can be described as a reciprocal one where one cannot do without the other in life For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Updated: February 14 2016 7:53 am Filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan at Idea Exchange in Noida (Source: Express photo by Ravi Kanojia) Top News Why Adoor Gopalakrishnan Regarded as the pioneer of the ‘new wave cinema’ movement and the film society movement in Kerala Adoor Gopalakrishnan has made 11 feature films and 30 short films and documentaries In a career spanning close to 50 years he has won several national and international awards Adoor received the Padma Shri in 1984 the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2004 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2006 SHUBHRA GUPTA: When you visit Delhi and other parts of north India do you feel that the audience here is now more receptive to films from Kerala than before Those must be the highly commercial films… I am not concerned with them They do not help Malayalam cinema in any way They are just like the commercial films that Bollywood produces These are not Malayalam films; it’s just that the characters in the film speak Malayalam That doesn’t give much hope SHUBHRA GUPTA: No hope No Actually very often it happens that there are some interesting elements in a (Malayalam) film but they are very badly executed Also there is a typical mould in which they (Malayalam filmmakers) try to fit in everything That spoils it There have been many interesting stories novels that have been made into films but if you look at them closely you realise that the originality is lost because the filmmakers try to follow a commercial formula They feel a film needs to have certain things — at least five or six songs a hero and heroine they should run around a couple of comedians etc SHUBHRA GUPTA: 1970s-’80s was a golden period for cinema in Kerala Do you feel that those kind of films are not being made anymore Even within Kerala it is very difficult to make a very offbeat film Even if they are made with the stalwarts they do not even manage a release See earlier you could go and book a cinema hall and as long as the film runs with a particular number of people in the audience it will be sustained Today theatre owners are very suspicious about an offbeat film the ones in which there are no stars and more so if you win the National Award National Award means that the film should not be shown that is the idea SHUBHRA GUPTA: But all your films have won National Awards So did they not get released When I got a National Award for Swayamvaram just the award and the news it made attracted the audience in Kerala It was an instant success at the box office Years later I got the National Award for Anantaram and Kathapurushan but the response of the audience was lukewarm By that time the audiences and the theatre owners probably got an impression that National Awards were a mark of quality and that the film should be kept away from the theatres And then they were ready to show rubbish which would attract more people We cannot blame them for that MANEESH CHHIBBER: We have seen a lot of the so-called ‘offbeat’ Hindi films succeed at the box office recently Have you watched any I have seen a few Hindi movies There are actually very interesting things happening in Hindi films now We cannot place them all under ‘Bollywood’ anymore Because they (films) get made in Hindi they also get a chance to be shown at the multiplexes In fact there is no bold distributor in India who would pick a film in any language from any of the Indian states and then distribute the subtitled film to multiplexes They can make profits out of that too but they (the distributors) are not bold enough to do it Watch video LIZ MATHEW: Earlier there was a lot of Left influence in Kerala there was a different culture it was seen as a progressive society But of late do you think the standard of debate in the state has gone down Actually we have very wrong notions about the 100 per cent literacy rate in Kerala Look at the cultural scene in Kerala… there is no theatre movement There are people who have the taste and the potential to be playwrights but they are writing stupid serial scripts that get them easy money It is a very dangerous situation that we are in because these soaps are being consumed lavishly There are more than 30 television channels but none of them will ever show any National Award winning films The audiences are also being systematically trained in watching bad films There has been a systematic degradation of values culture and taste It has all become a real social threat we cannot get out of it We are trapped SHAILAJA BAJPAI: The Shyam Benegal committee has been set up to make suggestions to revamp the censor board Do you think we need to rethink the concept of censorship and that it should be limited to certification Shyam Benegal has already made it clear that it is not the ‘censor board’ it is a certification board As far as I am concerned I am against certification too What do you certify There are a couple of people sitting and deciding what is good and bad the interpretation of the rules… These people are insisting that if somebody is shown having liquor there should be a message at the bottom which says that drinking is bad for your health as if we don’t already know that If at all you have to put the message out you should say don’t become an addict But cinema is not a blackboard where you can write anything On Internet today you can download anything In fact when we see a message that says ‘drinking is bad for your health’ suddenly you are reminded of your drink in the evening And then there is that terrible short film that you have to show about cancer My god There is no sensitivity at all SHUBHRA GUPTA: In your opinion what would be the way forward for films in a society that is not interested in watching films that are not commercial The government has practically withdrawn from every area where they were supporting (non-commercial) cinema Look at the institution where students are being trained what has happened to it… SHUBHRA GUPTA: The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)… What is there to hope for Look at the National Film Development Corporation of India (NDFC) and other institutions like the National Film Archives… They were indirectly helping the new movement in India They (the institutions) have practically stopped this kind of activity they are involved in other things now or probably nothing SHUBHRA GUPTA: Do you think the government is responsible for this Is there a need for public-private partnership It is wrong to look up to any government to do anything about it because our experience in the past has been very very frustrating There should be private initiatives For example these (offbeat) films can be subtitled and some imaginative distributor should pick them up and start a distribution network If even one such film would have been shown in the big cities where there is enough audience to see them it would have brought back the money and sustained a movement like that Such an initiative should come from the private sector AMRITH LAL: You’re considered one of the founders of the film society movement in Kerala How do you see their importance in nurturing a good cinema culture Film societies have done a lot in promoting film culture Earlier they were the only opening to world cinema Otherwise in Kerala they only had access to Tamil and Malayalam films More than promoting a film culture many people got interested in making films because of these societies Today these societies don’t have the same influence because it’s not the only window to the world of cinema outside Today you have many other openings — you can download films watch them on channels… also film festivals have become common now in Kerala SHUBHRA GUPTA: Can the general audiences in Kerala access Hindi films with subtitles Yes But they don’t need subtitles That is the great advantage about Hindi films — you don’t need to follow the dialogue or understand the meaning of the songs because it’s the same thing There is no problem no friction between the audience and the films… SHUBHRA GUPTA: So are you saying there should be friction Friction comes when you are saying something new and you are not used to it That’s what happens in offbeat films You are not used to looking at reality like that For example if a death scene is shown it is immediately followed by a particular kind of background score The audience is used to that Unless that background score comes you are not happy you are disturbed If someone is happy there has to be another kind of music in the background All these are stereotypes AMRITH LAL: What is that one component in a story that interests you I borrow stories very rarely Of the 11 films that I have made only three scripts have been borrowed That was the time when nothing interesting occurred to me so I would recollect what I had read in the past One was (Vaikom Muhammad) Basheer’s novel Mathilukal (1965) It had a very interesting story and had created a sensation in Kerala I was one of those who were thrilled by it and I recollected the story sometime in the ’80s nearly 25 years later But because of the popularity of the story a lot of Malayalam producers wanted to make films based on it Some even wrote scripts but when they realised they cannot show a heroine in the film they all backed out When I went to get the rights of the story from Basheer he asked me who is going to be the heroine I said no heroine will be seen in the film “Aah then the film will be good” he said SHUBHRA GUPTA: How important is it for you to have stars in your films I don’t think about who is going to act in the film before I write the script When I have completed the script or sometimes even when the script is in progress some artist I know or who I like emerges So for instance in Mathilukal (1989) I wanted Mammootty because he had worked with me on another film — Anantaram (1987) He had a secondary role in that film He showed a lot of interest in working with me and I really appreciated that In spite of being a top star at that time he was interested in working with me So that was also the reason why I cast him again For both the films Mammootty got the National Award for best actor Six of my artistes have won National Awards for acting that is quite a good record They are not stars when they work with me they are actors UNNI RAJEN SHANKER: You have made 11 films in a career spanning almost 45-50 years Can you talk about the pace of your filmmaking process When I left the film institute (FTII) I thought I would do at least one film a year I thought people would approach me to make films because I am very qualified Through my friends I reached out to some people and soon learnt that they (producers) wouldn’t finance my films because they believed that someone who had formally studied filmmaking would not be able to make films They did not trust our training and looked at us with contempt It took seven years for me to make my first film That was in 1972 After Swayamvaram it took me five years to make my next film (Kodiyettam) and it was a big success Then we started a studio of our own with our own equipment camera lights and so on We had the equipment but no money We shot it over the next few months Whenever we had a little money we would buy the film roll and go out and shoot All the negatives were piled up in a lab in Chennai We did not want to go to a lab for processing the negatives because we did not have the money So the negatives of Kodiyettam kept lying there for over one year In between I made a couple of documentaries made some money and we went to Chennai to work In 1982 I made Elippathayam When the film was made there was no big star in it but it did fairly well at the box office Satyajit Ray who was very fond of me told me ‘Adoor now you have the acceptance why don’t you make one film a year’ I said ‘Manikda this is my wish too but it is not practical because I have to write my script work on ideas…’ In 1984 I made Mukhamukham and Ray happened to see it After seeing the film he told me it takes real courage to make a film on a man who sleeps all the time Then he asked me whether the film was based on a published work I said it was my own idea and script He then said ‘Now I understand your pace of filmmaking’ SHALINI LANGER: You spoke about friction in the film viewing process How difficult is it in the current atmosphere to handle certain issues that could lead to friction It is natural to have friction when you are saying something new Unfamiliarity brings in problems It is natural that when they are faced with something new you will have friction It is not a bad thing because after that new information comes to you If you are exposed to a different kind of cinema you start to accept it That’s how you train a good audience Transcribed by Vandana Kalra Pooja Khati & Somya Lakhani For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBudapest: Budapest on Wednesday became the latest city to drop out of the race to host the 2024 Olympic Games after a petition garnered enough signatures to force a referendum on their bid "As the necessary unity in Budapest has been lost the bid has lost all of its chances" the government of right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced in a statement posted on its website "That is why the government of Hungary proposes to withdraw the candidacy from the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Budapest" Head of the bid of Budapest for hosting the 2024 Olympic Games Balazs Furjes addresses the General Assembly AP The Hungarian capital’s decision leaves the battle to stage the 2024 Games between Paris and Los Angeles The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is due to reveal the winner on September 13 Hamburg — following a referendum — and Rome had already pull out of the contest to succeed 2020 hosts Tokyo both citing financial concerns Budapest’s move was announced after the sports-mad Orban a big champion of the bid held talks with Budapest mayor Istvan Tarlos and the Hungarian Olympic Committee on Wednesday evening "Budapest will formally ask the city council to withdraw Hungary’s candidacy in agreement with the government" Tarlos was quoted as saying by the MTI news agency after the meeting The mayor had previously said he could not "ignore the will of the people" in light of the referendum push ‘Nolimpia’ drive Hungary’s bid was dealt a fatal blow after a group of young activists collected over a quarter million signatures of Budapesters within a month to hold a vote on the bid The Momentum Movement (MoMo) announced last Friday that it had garnered some 266000 signatures almost double the threshold required to trigger a ballot Within 24 hours the Hungarian firm in charge of organising the event suspended its operations while awaiting a decision The so-called "Nolimpia" drive had been aided by several opposition parties critical of Orban prompting the government on Wednesday to accuse them of turning the matter "into a political party affair" The strongman had backed the bid launched in 2015 as a reward for his country’s rich Olympic record: only nine countries have won more medals in the history of the Games Supporters said that Budapest which unlike Paris or Los Angeles has never hosted the Games was more suited than its rivals to the IOC’s low-cost ‘Agenda 2020’ strategy But critics fearing spiralling costs and corruption said taxpayers should decide how their money is being spent Recent polls also showed clear majorities in favour of withdrawing the bid Opponents had tried several times to force a referendum on the issue but were blocked by either city hall or the supreme court "The people should have been asked two years ago exactly to avoid such a situation" said MoMo leader Andras Fekete-Gyor Budapest’s city council which holds a majority of Fidesz MPs now needs to approve the bid’s withdrawal "I am sorry to see a dream dissolve" the chief of the Hungarian Olympic Committee Zsolt Borkai said at a council meeting earlier Wednesday When questioned by AFP Paris-2024 choose not to comment on the development from the Hungarian capital By: PTI | Bengaluru | Published: December 8 2016 7:45 pm Sourav who could have won the game rather easily with a lead of 1200 against 595 missed a shot and had to wait for scoring his last 50 points but not before Dhvaj had posted a break of 221 (Source: file representational) Top News After upsetting tournament favourite Pankaj Advani reigning National Champion Sourav Kothari barged into semifinals defeating compatriot Dhvaj Haria 1250-816 in the Long-Up Format of the IBSF World Billiards Championship here today Sourav who could have won the game rather easily with a lead of 1200 against 595 missed a shot and had to wait for scoring his last 50 points but not before Dhvaj had posted a break of 221 In his second visit itself Sourav posted first century break to take initial lead and maintained it till he reached 360 against 10 within a total of seven visits The big lead placed Sourav in a comfort zone and picked up points at regular intervals even as Dhvaj was finding it difficult to put himself back on track with ever increasing lead which he had to deal with every time he visited the green baize Dhvaj struggled to convert his starts into big breaks but managed to reduce the deficit with a break of 151 points in 26th visit Sourav was quick to post another break of 228 points and once again widened the gap to almost double Dhvaj’s struggle continued and none of his break crossed the 50 points whereas Sourav constantly hammering with similar points breaks to keep the lead intact and ultimately won the match For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by New York Times | Published: July 3 2010 2:50 am Related News No player has fascinated me more at the World Cup than Mesut Ozil He has the languid self-assurance on the ball that comes only to the greatest footballers Hes a German Thats part of my fascination Ozils a Muslim German of Turkish descent who believes he has married traditions: My technique and feeling for the ball is the Turkish side to my game The disciplineattitude and 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