Ranveer Singh cheers for Chirag Patil as he breaks his bat after hitting six in BTS video of 83

first_imgIn an earlier interview with IANS, Kapil Dev talked about the emerging trend of making sports biopic in the Hindi film industry. He said, “The fact that biopics and films are being made on sports stars goes on to show that India is now ready for real films…which is a good sign. Over 20 years ago, India was not ready to make movies on sports.”When asked what makes Ranveer the perfect fit to play his role in 83, Kapil said, “It was not up to me to decide who will play my character in the film. But he (the actor) has such great energy. I know that he will give more than 100 per cent to the film and the entire team will make this film a success.”83 will hit the screens on April 10, 2020.ALSO READ | Ranveer Singh turns Kapil Dev for 83. Seen his first look from Kabir Khan film yet?ALSO READ | Ranveer Singh on training with Kapil Dev for 83: I will follow him wherever he goesAlso See | Ranveer Singh makes Delhi dance to Gully Boy at India Today Conclave 2019Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVibha Maru Tags :Follow Ranveer SinghFollow Kapil DevFollow Deepika Padukone Ranveer Singh cheers for Chirag Patil as he breaks his bat after hitting six in BTS video of 83Ranveer Singh, who is currently shooting for 83, cheered for Chirag Patil, son of cricketer Sandeep Patil, after he hit six during net practice. The video is going viral. Deepika Padukone is also part of the film.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 17, 2019UPDATED: July 17, 2019 13:55 IST Ranveer Singh with Chirag Patil.Ranveer Singh is currently shooting for 83 in UK. The actor is playing the role of legendary cricketer Kapil Dev in 83, a film that tells the story of the Indian cricket team’s victory in the World Cup in 1983.The Gully Boy is having a gala time shooting for the film as it stars an array of actors, including his wife Deepika Padukone. Deepika is playing the role of Kapil Dev’s wife Romi Bhatia in the film. Other actors of 83 include Tahir Raj Bhasin, Saqib Saleem, Jiiva, Ammy Virk, Harrdy Sandhu, Pankaj Tripathi, Sahil Khattar and Chirag Patil.Recently, a behind-the-scene video from the sets of 83 has gone viral on social media. The video shows Ranveer cheering for his teammate Chirag Patil, son of cricketer Sandeep Patil, who was a part of World Cup winning 1983 Indian Cricket Team.In the video, it is seen that while practising, Chirag broke Sandeep’s bat, soon after which the whole team started cheering for him, including Ranveer Singh.Ranveer prepared hard for 83 as the actor spend sometime with the entire cast of 83 in Dharamshala. The team trained and learnt different aspects of the sport during their stay there. They were also visited by many star cricketers and trained under them, including Kapil Dev. Ranveer then spent 10 days with Kapil Dev in Delhi to get a strong grip on his character. After bonding with the team, Ranveer, with his boys, jetted off to UK to shoot major portions of the film.advertisementcenter_img Nextlast_img read more

Rights to safe water sanitation must not remain mirage for millions of

Photo: IRIN/Richard LoughIndependent experts or special rapporteurs are appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. “Kenya is in a critical transitional moment for the provision of water and sanitation,” Catarina de Albuquerque, the Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, said in a statement. “Kenya is often invoked as a model at the international level due to the constitutional recognition of water and sanitation as human rights.”However, there is still a long way to go to realize the human rights to water and sanitation for all. Much more has to be done to translate the law into reality for the millions of Kenyans for whom these human rights are still only a mirage.”Following her 22 to 28 July visit, Ms. de Albuquerque urged the Parliament to adopt the Water Bill, and the Government to subsequently develop a new national water and sanitation strategy, which should be translated into real action at the county level.A news release on the visit noted that only 30 per cent of Kenya’s population has access to improved sanitation, while 13 per cent of people still have no choice but to defecate in the open. “This is a daily indignity for over 6 million people,” said the expert. In Turkana county, which Ms. de Albuquerque visited during her mission, over 80 per cent of the population practice open defecation. “This is not only an absolute denial of the right to sanitation, but also a serious threat to public health and the security of women and girls who have to walk into the bush at night. These women and girls are exposed to daily risks due to the lack of proper sanitation,” she stressed. “Realizing human rights costs money. Without dedicated budgets for sanitation, water and hygiene, the constitutionally recognized rights to water and sanitation will never materialize,” she added. “By investing in sanitation, Kenya would make significant economic gains,” stated the expert, noting that the country loses at least $330 million every year due to premature death, health care costs and productivity losses resulting from the lack of access to adequate sanitation. “This is the moment to make it happen. The Kenyan Government must seize the opportunity. The rights to water and sanitation should not remain a dream for so many.” read more