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Selection is not my job: Kohli clarifies on Nair omission

India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday asserted that it is not his space to comment on the controversial omission of Karun Nair from the Test squad and contrary to the growing belief, all decisions are not being made from “one place.”

Nair’s exclusion from the two-Test squad for the home series against the West Indies triggered a controversy as he was dropped despite warming the bench through the five-Test series against England. Hanuma Vihari, who was not originally picked in the England-bound squad, pipped Nair to make his debut in the fifth and final Test at The Oval.

Michael Jackson wanted to play James Bond

Michael Jackson wanted to essay the role of James Bond, celebrity agent Michael Ovitz has revealed in his memoir. In “Who Is Michael Ovitz? A Memoir,” the famed showbiz representative writes that the King of Pop expressed his desire to be “the star of an action movie” during a meeting at his home. According to Metro.co.uk, Ovitz said he and business partner Ron Meyer thought Jackson was joking. He said the situation became even more comical when the “Thriller” hitmaker’s hat fell into a dish of guacamole.

Steve Waugh the most selfish player I ever played with: Warne

He thought of Steve Waugh as “the most selfish player” and wanted to “puke” at the “Baggy Green worship” — controversial spin legend Shane Warne pulled no punches as he recalled his eventful time in the dressing room of a seemingly invincible Australian team.

The revelations and claims come from Warne’s soon-to-be-released book ‘No Spin,’ the extracts of which came out in ‘The Times’ newspaper here.

Honoured to have Big B play my role in Jhund: Vijay Barse

Social worker Vijay Barse, who is set to be immortalised on the celluloid by Amitabh Bachchan, says he is thri­lled his mission will find a larger audience courtesy the me­g­astar. Barse is the founder of Slum Soccer, a Nagpur-ba­s­ed organisation dedicated towards the upliftment of underprivileged children through football matches.

His life story will be adapted cinematically by “Sairat” director Nagraj Manjule in his debut Hindi feature “Jhund,” featuring Bachchan as Barse, who brings street kids together to build a soccer team.

Not my age to do action: Bachchan on 'Thugs of Hindostan'

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan Thursday said he broke several bones shooting for action sequences in "Thugs of Hindostan", but he went with the flow to honour director Vijay Krishna Acharya's wishes.

In March, his "Thugs" co-star Aamir Khan revealed that the megastar had suffered a shoulder and back injury.

"It is not my age to do all this but our director asked us to do so I did it. There is no part of the body that has not been broken and there is no doctor that I haven't met. There is not much improvement," Bachchan, 75, told reporters.

Indian-American Padma Laksmi says she was raped at 16

Padma Lakshmi, a prominent Indian-American model host, has alleged that she was raped by her boyfriend at the age of 16, saying she wanted to bring out this secret in the wake of allegations of sexual assault on US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Lakshmi, a former wife of controversial author Salman Rushdie, explained in an article in The New York Times that she kept quiet for 32 years as she feared fingers would point at her for bringing it upon herself.

Salman Khan is my real-life hero: Warina Hussain

Warina Hussain says she has found a "dream launch" in "Loveyatri" and the debutante would be forever grateful to Salman Khan for the opportunity. From performing for family in Afghanistan as a child to making her Bollywood debut with the upcoming romantic-drama, the actor is geared up for her journey in films. She will be seen opposite another newcomer Aayush Sharma, Salman's brother-in-law, in the Abhiraj Minawala directorial. "To make a debut in a film produced by Salman Khan is surreal. The bigger the project, the more responsibility you have and I am aware of it.

Tiger roars back

Tiger Woods was moved to the brink of tears after capturing his first title since 2013 with a two-stroke triumph at the Tour Championship in Atlanta on Sunday that proved he was far from washed up at the age of 42.

After five years of complications in his personal life and injury woes, Woods reasserted his status as the best frontrunner in the history of the sport, leading throughout the final round and finishing at 11-under-par 269 at East Lake.

Kalpana Lajmi deserved much more: Raveena

Daman" established Raveena Tandon as a powerhouse performer, and remembering director Kalpana Lajmi, the actor says the filmmaker deserved much more recognition than she received. Lajmi, who was suffering from chronic kidney disease and liver failure, passed away Sunday morning. She was 64. "Daman", which released in 2001, touched upon topics like domestic violence and caste divide.

‘Manmarziyaan’ Row: Taapsee Pannu channels her inner 'Rumi' on Twitter

Manmarziyaan' actress Taapsee Pannu, who plays the fiery Rumi in Anurag Kashyap directorial, has taken to Twitter to express her displeasure and anger against the order to delete three 'objectionable' scenes from the film. In a series of sarcastic Tweets, Taapsee congratulated the Sikh community for getting all the real issues of Punjab solved by removing a few scenes from her film.

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