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S. able to hit with all the top players” Nishikori who moved to Florida as a teenager told reporters when asked whether the lack of top-class facilities coaching or player depth was a concern in Asia “I think that helps a lot to see how they are playing “I realised that when I was young and it was a really big step for me “I would suggest to (younger Asian players) to go to Europe or US … when you are junior or when you are really young” Nishikori used those experiences to become the second Asian man after Thailand’s Paradorn Srichaphan to make the top-10 and appears to be Asia’s best chance of clinching their first men’s grand slam title having already lost the 2014 US Open final to Croatia’s Marin Cilic There is however daylight between the quietly spoken right hander and the rest of the men’s Asian field Only three others Taiwan’s Lu Yen-hsun (60) Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Kukushkin (98) and Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka (99) are currently in the top-100 Just eight made the main draw of 128 players at Melbourne Park which has been billed as the grand slam for the Asia-Pacific for more than a decade Three lost in the first round while Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik was beaten by Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri on Wednesday Nishikori will have to wait until Thursday to see if any of the others join him with Nishioka facing Spain’s 13th seed Roberto Bautista Agut South Korea’s Chung Hyeon also has a major challenge getting past 15th seeded Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov while Uzbek Denis Istomin has the unenviable task of facing six-times champion Novak Djokovic “I don’t want to say that it’s impossible if you’re staying in Asia to make top 10 but I think it’s still tough based in Asia” added Nishikori “It’s so many travelling and I’m not sure if there is good practice partner or you’re not able to get a chance to hit with the top players “Definitely it’s not easy” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Harneet Singh | Published: January 10 2011 4:48 am Related News New Year Audacity The new year comes with some nice little surprises First offUdaana small film (strictly in terms of its budgeta modest Rs 3 crore)wins the best film award at the 17th Star Screen Awards Then Bollywood decides to kill one of its age-old superstitionsof not releasing a big film on the first Friday of the year because of its almost 100 per cent flop track record Producers UTV Spotboy and director Raj Kumar Gupta took up the January challenge with No One Killed Jessica (NOKJ) andlast anyone checkedthey have no reason to complain The Rani Mukerji-Vidya Balan starrer is cruising along wellfuelled by a good openingpositive reviews and heartening word of mouth In a hero-dominated industryit is generally believed that women dont make a poster and hardly ever sell a movie The Rani-Vidya combo has tweaked the belief Even as a filmNOKJ should be able to break the glass ceiling It has everything going for it: its budgeted smartlymarketed strongly and tells a story we all know by heart and have invested a lot in emotionally The intention of the film is noble but director Raj Kumar Gupta does not let that become a cross around his neck In this fast-paced thriller Gupta takes the middle path between fact and fiction Albeit there are a few broad strokes but as a film experienceNOKJ rivets and moves Gupta opts for a number of shrewd choices Mukerjis character has been conceived as the hero of the film As the fiercely ambitious journalistMeera GaityMukerjiwho seems to be channelling Erin Brockovichdisplays her badass side with relish Hers is a new character in the commercial Hindi landscape: she swears profuselysmokes unapologeticallygets hot and sweaty with a random guy (maybe she picked him at a bar or maybe they are friends with benefitswe dont know because the guy doesnt show up again) Gupta even gives his shero a slo-mo exit She is the yang to Balans yin The latter of course is the soul of the film As SabrinaBalan pitches in an affecting performance as she fights to get justice for her slain sisterJessica TogetherBalan and Mukerji make a formidable team They go after the villainous system andyesthey emerge triumphant NOKJ underscores that heroine oriented subjects when made smartly can work The Main Items Bollywood in fact is revelling in a show of women power Some of the years most high profile films are being helmed by women Kiran Raos Dhobi Ghat is on its way Zoya Akhtars Zindagi Na Milegi Dobaratoplining Hrithik RoshanFarhan AkhtarAbhay Deol and Katrina Kaifis an eagerly awaited summer release The biggest cherry of course is Reema Kagtis untitled cop thriller with Aamir KhanRani Mukerji and Kareena Kapoor Our leading ladies are also seriously championing the cause of sexy stories driven by them Priyanka Chopra gets into seven get-ups as she plots the murder of her seven husbands in Vishal Bhardwajs Saat Khoon Maaf Girl power gets a thirties edge with Gul Panag in Turning 30 Vidya Balan is gearing up to enact the life of southern siren Silk Smitha in Ekta Kapoors The Dirty Picture In Sujoy Ghoshs Kahanishe does a desi Kill Bill as a pregnant woman who goes looking for her missing husband Girls just wanna have funit seems Sheila and Munni are so last year This yearits all about the stories The item songs can wait [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: December 29 2015 12:36 am Related News THE TRINAMOOL Congress on Monday suspended Malda panchayat leader Pabitra Roy who was arrested on Sunday for allegedly killing two students of a local high school Claiming that the party showed “no tolerance” in such cases Trinamool national spokersperson Derek O’Brien said: “He is a panchayat member and not a pace setter The motion has been swift He allegedly used a gun and has been arrested Law will take its own course and is equal for everyone He has already been suspended from the party” Roy is the head of the Trinamool-run English Bazaar Panchayat Samity in Malda On Sunday one youth was shot dead and another injured when unidentified persons who after fatally hitting a cyclist with their car opened fire on a mob chasing them in Coolie Para area of English Bazaar Police said while Asim Mandal (19) died on the spot his friend Rahul Paswan (18) was injured in the firing Paswan was rushed to a Kolkata hospital from Malda Medical College where he later died The incident took place when the car the official vehicle of Roy was fleeing after knocking down the cyclist who died on the spot As locals including the two youths began to chase them the occupants of the car opened fire Later a complaint was filed against Roy by the victims’ families Late Sunday night the Trinamool leader surrendered before the English Bazar police station Police said Roy had opened fire with his licensed firearm “The SUV was reportedly being driven at a reckless pace After hitting a cyclist the TMC leader tried to flee Initially he tried to use his influence as the SUV bore the official logo of English Bazaar Panchayat Samity Sabhapati When that didn’t work he opened fire While Roy was shot in the face Asim was declared brought dead on arrival at the local hospital” said a senior police officer Sources said Roy is a close associate of English Bazaar MLA and state Food Processing and Horticulture Minister Krishnendu Choudhury Despite repeated attempts Choudhury was not available for comment Meanwhile Roy who was produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate Prabir Kumar Roy’s court on Monday amid tight security was remanded to three days of police custody For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | New Delhi | Published: August 6 2017 3:54 pm Karanvir Bohra says he has become a responsible person after attaining fatherhood Related News Popular for portraying negative characters on the small screen television actor Karanvir Bohra says after becoming a father to twin daughters he has evolved as a person and has become more responsible “The only evolution that has happened in me is that I have become more responsible Responsibility comes when children come into your life” Karanvir told IANS over the phone from Mumbai Karan married model-VJ Teejay Sidhu in 2006 The two became parents to twin girls — Vienna Bohra and Raya Bella Bohra — in October 2016 The 34-year-old actor feels men now prefer to spend more time with their children “The evolution I have seen from my father’s time is that my father used to tell me and even tells me right now that he never put his babies to bed My doctor also said that they were never around babies but now the evolution is that the fathers have got involved a lot in their baby’s life So it’s easy for the mother also” he added The actor says it’s a good evolution that has happened Asked how easy or difficult it is for new parents to handle parenthood Karan said “Only when you stay with a child or a child stays with you then you realise how difficult or easy they are In our case we are really blessed that we have these God’s blessings They are pretty easy going They do have their bad days also when they are sick or upset but most of the time they are easy” Karanvir said He says having his mother mother-in-law and sister around has been a great help in handling the 9-month-old twins But Karanvir who is popularly remembered as Viraj Dobriyal from the thriller show “Dil Se Di Dua… Saubhagyavati Bhava” describes parenthood as a “different experience” “So we are responsible and caring but we are really blessed that these little angels are in our lives Sometimes Teejay and Iwonder what karma we have done that they’ve been sent to us They are really God’s blessings” he added How is he managing his work and personal life being a celebrity “When the children were sleeping I had to work When I come back they wait for me with open arms and mouth wide open… So it’s exciting Fortunately the show I am doing right now doesn’t occupy too much of my time I shoot three-to-four days in a week and rest of the time I spend with my babies” Karanvir said But he firmly believes that men should also do their bit to support their wives “Men should not only help but also take the front seat whenever it comes to helping their babies because I am not just only about a diaper dad I make cereals milk I put them to bed whenever they are playing I sit and look at them… It also takes away from the mother’s busy schedule I think every father should be involved” he added For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: May 15 2014 12:22 am Related News The last election speech has been made the last vote cast the last slogan chanted Leaders across parties are now recuperating from election fatigue Reportedly while the JD(U)’s Nitish Kumar nurses an aching tooth Rita Bahuguna Joshi the Congress candidate from Lucknow catches up on sleep And the AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal back from the sound and fury of Varanasi has retreated into the silence of vipassana Everywhere the sense is of a battle lost or won Everywhere a breathless wait for the day of judgement — May 16 This moment of suspended animation holds within it a beginning and an end It is the end of an era as government desks are cleared the old dispensation winds up and the prime minister walks out of his South Block office for the last time Government will have a new face and with it the life of certain institutions will hang in the balance The Planning Commission a legacy of the Nehru era and a fact of life in the Indian polity ever since may have held its last meeting The National Advisory Council set up by the UPA 10 years ago and identified with welfare legislation such as the RTI Act and MGNREGA may not be reincarnated As the old institutions are brought to the verge of extinction there are those who feel that a set of ideas will die with them Suddenly the debates and passions of a decade seem to be in the past tense But incredible as it may seem history will not end on May 16 As a new government is formed and Parliament kicks back into life it will be business as usual — there will be outrage argument and the odd flying chair The churn of a great democracy in progress For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 26 2017 9:45 am Yuvraj Singh presented Kuldeep Yadav with his debut ODI cap (Source: Twitter/BCCI) Related News Kuldeep Yadav becomes 217th player to don the Indian jersey in the 50-over format as veteran Yuvraj Singh presented the chinaman bowler with his ODI cap before the start of play on Monday Kuldeep who was included in India’s first ODI against West Indies could not take the field on June 23 as the match was abandoned due to rain After making a stellar debut in Test against Australia in Dharamsala Kuldeep was included in India’s limited overs squad replacing Jasprit Bumrah who was rested for the tour In his maiden Test the left-hand chinaman bowler claimed four wickets He has been very effective in the first-class cricket where he has taken85 wickets in 23 matches The 22-year old who plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League has been outstanding in the T20 league by taking 18 wickets in 15 matches #WIvIND – @imkuldeep18 gets his ODI debut cap from @YUVSTRONG12 #TeamIndia pictwittercom/kq5RRZaWfK — BCCI (@BCCI) 25 June 2017 Rishabh Pant is the other uncapped player in India’s 15-man squad but is yet to make his debut Pant who has been included in the squad after the selectors decided to rest in-form batsman Rohit Sharma has impressed the selectors by his hard-hitting in the domestic cricket Pant was phenomenal with the bat for his IPL franchise — Delhi Daredevils Playing in his second IPL season the left-handed batsman smashed366 runs at a strike rate of16561 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: AP | Cannes | Updated: May 29 2017 10:18 am Director Ruben Ostlund with his Palme d’Or award for his film The Square poses for photographers during a photo call following the awards ceremony at the 70th international film festival Cannes southern France Sunday May 28 2017 (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) Related News The Cannes Film Festival awarded its coveted Palme d’Or award to Ruben Ostlund’s Swedish comedy “The Square” on Sunday while Sofia Coppola became only the second woman to win the best director award “Oh my god OK” the Swedish filmmaker exclaimed after he bounded onto the stage to collect the prestigious Palme in a rare and somewhat surprising win for a comedy In “The Square” Claes Bang plays a museum director whose manicured life begins to unravel after a series of events that upset his and the museum’s calm equilibrium The movie’s title comes from an art installation that Bang’s character is prepping which invites anyone who enters a small square to be kind and generous The film’s satire and exploration of moral dilemmas culminated in one of the festival’s most eye-catching scenes A muscled grunting man pretending to be a gorilla upsets a black-tie dinner for the museum sniffing attendees and dragging a woman by the hair The president of the Cannes jury Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar praised the film for exploring the “dictatorship” of political correctness and those trapped by it “They live in a kind of hell because of that” Almodovar said “It’s clever It’s witty It’s funny It deals with questions so important” said French actress and filmmaker Agnes Jaoui a member of the jury that also included Americans Will Smith and Jessica Chastain Director Ruben Ostlund reacts to winning the Palme d’Or award for his film The Square just after it was announced during the awards ceremony at the 70th international film festival Cannes southern France Sunday May 28 2017 (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) Director Ruben Ostlund with his Palme d’Or award for his film The Square during the awards ceremony at the 70th international film festival Cannes southern France Sunday May 28 2017 (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) Director Ruben Ostlund centre with his Palme d’Or award for his film The Square presented by actress Juliette Binoche left and jury president Pedro Almodovar during the awards ceremony at the 70th international film festival Cannes southern France Sunday May 28 2017 (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) Director Ruben Ostlund right celebrates winning the Palme d’Or award for his film The Square presented by actress Juliette Binoche back left and jury president Pedro Almodovar back right during the awards ceremony at the 70th international film festival Cannes southern France Sunday May 28 2017 (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) Most odds makers didn’t have The Square’ as a favorite to win the prestigious Palme d’Or the top prize awarded at Cannes Coppola won best director for “The Beguiled” her remake of Don Siegel’s 1971 Civil War drama about a Union soldier hiding out in a Southern girls’ school Hailed as Coppola’s most feminist work yet the remade thriller told from a more female point of view stars Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Dunst with Colin Farrell playing the wounded soldier Coppola was one of three female filmmakers out of 19 in competition for the Palme this year The first _ and until now only _ female winner of the best director prize was Soviet director Yuliya Ippolitovna Solntseva in 1961 Diane Kruger was named best actress and Joaquin Phoenix best actor as the festival celebrated its 70th anniversary Kruger was honored for her performance in Fatih Akin’s “In the Fade” She played a German woman whose son and Turkish husband are killed in a bomb attack The film alludes to a series of actual killings that shook Germany six years ago when it came to light that police had spent more time investigating the possible mob connections of migrant victims than the tell-tale signs of the far-right plot eventually uncovered “I cannot accept this award without thinking about anyone who has ever been affected by an act of terrorism and who is trying to pick up the pieces and go on living after having lost everything” the actress said “Please know that you are not forgotten” Phoenix was recognized for his role in Lynne Ramsay’s thriller “You Were Never Really Here” in which he played a tormented war veteran trying to save a teenage girl from a sex trafficking ring The actor wore sneakers on stage as he collected the prize He said his leather shoes had been flown ahead of him He apologized for his appearance saying the prize was “totally unexpected” The French AIDS drama “120 Beats Per Minute” won the Grand Prize from the jury The award recognizes a strong film that missed out on the Palme d’Or Directed by Robin Campillo the co-screenwriter of the Palme d’Or-winning film “The Class” the movie centers on the activist group ACT UP in Paris in the 1990s during the AIDS crisis The film’s docu-drama retelling of that painful period combined with a burgeoning spirit of unity for the gay community earned it some of the best reviews of the festival Also Read:Kareena Kapoor’s son Taimur Ali Khan is getting cuter by the day Have you seen this latestphoto Vanity Fair called the film “a vital new gay classic” Almodovar said: “I loved the movie” The jury also presented a special prize to Nicole Kidman to celebrate the festival’s 70th anniversary Kidman wasn’t at the French Rivera ceremony but sent a video message from Nashville saying she was “absolutely devastated” to miss the show Jury member Smith made the best of the situation pretending to be Kidman He fake-cried and said in halting French “merci beaucoup madames et monsieurs” There were no prizes for the first Netflix releases selected to be in competition for the Palme d’Or: Bong Joon-ho’s “Okja” and Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories” Almodovar had made clear beforehand that he didn’t want the Palme to go to a movie that isn’t shown on big screens The Netflix selections prompted protests from French movie distributors and led Cannes to rule out beginning next year streaming-only films For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News who passed away on Friday. ? 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