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By Newsgram Staff Writer

About 1.2 million tickets have been sold in a week for the Rio Summer Olympics 2016, said the organizers.

According to the sales, volleyball, football, basketball are amongst the most popular sport as compared to the others, reported a Chinese agency.

Moreover, a total of 7.2 million tickets will be sold with 70 percent reserved for the Brazilians.

About 7.5 million tickets will be issued and approximately 3.8 million of these will be available for 70 Brazilian reals (US$30) or less.

In Summer Olympics 2012 at London more than 7,000,000 tickets were sold. The ticket prices ranged from £20 for many events to £2,012 for the most expensive seats at the opening ceremony.

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Karan Johar To Be Honoured As The First Indian Filmmaker At Madame Tussauds

Karan Johar feels overwhelmed on experiencing this honour.

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Filmmaker Karan Johar says he feels honoured to be the first filmmaker from India to have a wax statue at the Madame Tussauds.

Karan on Thursday tweeted a photograph of himself, holding a briefcase in one hand and a wax imprint of his palm on the other hand. A copy of his biography “An Unsuitable Boy” is also seen kept in front of him.

“Honoured to be the first filmmaker from India at the prestigious Madame Tussauds. Thank you to the entire team in London who worked tirelessly… Will have further details about when and where soon! Madame Tussauds,” he captioned the image.

Details about the launch of his wax figure are still under wraps.

Currently, Karan has a slew of films in his kitty, including “Student Of The Year 2” and “Kalank”, which features a star ensemble including Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sonakshi Sinha and Alia Bhatt.  IANS

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