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IPL Betting Case: Now Sajid Khan In Line After Arbaaz

The bookie informed that Sajid,used to bet on cricket matches

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After Bollywood actor-producer Arbaaz Khan, Bollywood director, comedian and TV personality Sajid K. Khan is likely to be questioned in the IPL betting case being probed by police here, an official said on Tuesday.

In a related development, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is keeping close tabs on the investigations being conducted by the Thane police in the IPL case, official sources said.

Thane Anti Extortion Cell chief Pradeep Sharma told mediapersons that Sajid Khan’s name came up during the ongoing interrogation of arrested bookie Sonu Jalan.

The bookie informed the sleuths that Sajid, the brother of Bollywood director and choreographer Farah Khan, used to bet on cricket matches around seven years ago.

Sajid, 47, is an actor and has also directed films like “Hey Babby”, “Housefull 1”, “Housefull 2” and others, besides hosting several major television shows.

However, it is not clear when he will be summoned for questioning, though Arbaaz Khan was questioned and let off last Friday.

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Besides Jalan, even Arbaaz Khan has reportedly revealed names of several other Bollywood personalities indulging in cricket betting, who may be summoned for questioning.

The CBI, which has investigated the earlier IPL scams, is keenly watching the unraveling probe by the Thane AEC.

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“A CBI team has contacted us asking they may like to interrogate some of the persons. But there’s no proposal yet to hand over the case to them so far,” said an official, who did not want to be identified. (VOA)

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Actress Nushrat Bharucha Thinks Comedy Films Are Not Easy To Do

There are a lot of genres that she really wants to do

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Comedy is quite difficult to do: Nushrat.

Actress Nushrat Bharucha of “Pyaar Ka Punchnama” fame has some more comedy films coming up but says they’re not easy to do.

“Comedy actually is quite difficult to do. The timing, the tone, the delivery and the precise expressions are all very crucial, especially for actresses because we are not given the author-backed punches,” Nushrat  Bharucha told IANS.

“But I’m very comfortable with the comedy films that I have done because they have a certain premise and subtext. I have been playing catalyst sort of roles in the comedy films that I’ve been doing. I love what I do, I love what is being given to me, I am comfortable with it and I love the way it has been received,” added the “Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety” actress.

Looking back at her Bollywood career, which started over a decade ago, she said: “If you come to think of it, it’s been a comical journey for me.”

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Nushrat Bharucha.

“But both ‘Turram Khan’ and ‘Dream Girl’ are very different from the rom-com (romantic-comedy) films I’ve done in the past. Their treatments are different and even within the comedy genre, these films explore different sub-generes. ‘Turram Khan’ is a social comedy and ‘Dream Girl’ is a unique yet a hardcore commercial entertainer.”

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There are a lot of genres that she really wants to do.

“I feel it’ll take time for everything to fall into place – whether it’s scripts, roles, characters or writing. So, I guess with time, I will do other genres,” she said. (IANS)