Smartpeople: Akshay Kumar, Gagan Narang, Amitabh Bachchan
Jul 29 2014
India’s star marksman Gagan Narang won a silver in men’s 50m rifle prone at the 20th Commonwealth Games on Monday. Narang, who has won four medals each in both the 2006 and 2010 Commonwealth Games but in other events, lost out the gold to Warren Potent of Australia by 0.7 points. Narang collected 203.6 in the 20-shot final round, while gold-winner Potent scored 204.3. Kenneth Parr of England bagged the bronze.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will soon shoot for a TV campaign to promote Maharashtra’s fruit produce after being appointed as the brand ambassador for the state horticulture ministry. The Yudh star announced it on Twitter on Sunday. “We have done a few print campaigns in this regard but on August 3, we are going to do some work for the TV as well,” Bachchan said at an event in New Delhi to mark India’s triumph over polio.