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“Poorna” : Indian Cricketers praise Rahul Bose’s latest Biopic on Youngest Girl to scale Mt Everest

After a special screening of the movie for Indian cricketers here, the guests were all praise for the inspirational tale of real life star Poorna Malavath, a 13-year-old girl from Telangana who created history on May 25, 2014, by scaling the highest mountain peak

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Rahul Bose made a comeback to to direction with his latest biopic 'Poorna'

Mumbai, Feb 21, 2017: Rahul Bose’s directorial “Poorna” — a biopic on a teenager who became the youngest girl in the world to scale the Mount Everest — has found fans in cricketers like Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble and many others.

Rahul has produced, directed and acted in “Poorna”.

After a special screening of the movie for Indian cricketers here, the guests were all praise for the inspirational tale of real life star Poorna Malavath, a 13-year-old girl from Telangana who created history on May 25, 2014, by scaling the highest mountain peak.

Kumble and Kohli, along with Sanjay Bangar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dinesh Karthik, Cheteshwar Pujara, Umesh Yadav, Abhinav Mukund, Karun Nayar, Lokesh Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha, R. Shridhar, Patrick Farhat, Anil Patel, Ravindra Jadeja and Jayant Yadav caught the film, read a statement.

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Terming it a “special film”, Kohli said: “We all were very moved by it, and there’s so much to learn from the film as well… It teaches us a lot things — if we believe in something, it can be achieved and there has to be a bigger reason behind it.”

Kumble found it “inspirational” and described it as a “wonderfully documented story”, while Karthik felt touched by the story.

“I hope a lot of people watch this movie because it’s not just inspiring for a sportsman, it’s inspiring for everybody. Like the title goes ‘Ladkiyan kuchh bhi kar sakti hai’, it’s a wonderfully put movie. A lot of people can draw a lot of inspiration from the movie,” Karthik said.

Pujara said a huge learning from the film is that “age is just a number”.

“Once you aspire for something, you can always achieve it,” he said. (IANS)

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Anil Kapoor: I Need To Learn How To Go Easy On Myself

Actor Anil Kapoor says that he needs to learn to go easy on himself

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Anil Kapoor says that he has always been his worst critic. Wikimedia Commons.

After four decades in Bollywood, Anil Kapoor feels he needs to learn how to go easy on himself, and that is his biggest challenge. The actor says he has always been his worst critic.

Anil entered the industry with a small role in 1979 with Umesh Mehra’s “Hamare Tumhare”, and then went on to carve his niche by balancing his stature as a respectable actor and his popularity as a saleable star, with performances including “Woh 7 Din”, “1942: A Love Story”, “Mr. India”, “Tezaab”, “Ram Lakhan”, “Lamhe”, “Beta”, “Taal”, “Nayak: The Real Hero” and “Pukar”.

At 62, he has managed to keep himself relevant in the forever fickle world of Bollywood showbiz, and his fit and sprightly persona defies his age. Anil insists his constant struggle is to go easy on himself.

“I’ve always been hard on myself and I’m always my own worst critic. So my biggest challenge continues to learn to go easy on myself and to let go when I need to,” Anil told IANS.

He says his career goals continue to be the same as they were all those years ago, when he was starting out.

“Strangely enough, my goals haven’t changed much! I’m a simple man with a simple plan — to be better than I was yesterday. So that’s what I continue to strive towards,” said the actor.

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Anil Kapoor feels that Cinema is the most engaging way in which stories are told. Wikimedia Commons

If anything, he has managed to stay relevant by experimenting with his craft and subjects, as trends changed in Bollywood over the past 40 years.

There have been the international forays, too. He featured in Danny Boyle’s Oscar-wiing global blockbuster “Slumdog Millionaire”, and also worked in “24”, “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” and “Family Guy”.

His versatility is proved by the fact that he was equally at home in these international projects as he was in out-and-out Bollywood outings as “No Entry”, “Welcome”, “Race”, “Dil Dhadakne Do”, “Mubarakan”, “Fanney Khan”, “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga” and “Total Dhamaal”.

“I’ve always believed that change is the only constant. So, I have let life and opportunities change me along the way, in the most organic ways possible. The only thing that hasn’t changed is the passion I feel for my work,” said the actor, who recently became part of a panel discussion by Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films in Kolkata to decode “what makes films powerful”, as part of a six-city tour.

Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films brings stars together to talk about the power of cinema and the short film genre. The panel discussion in Kolkata was moderated by Anupama Chopra, and also included Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Vinay Pathak, Sheetal Menon, Bejoy Nambiar and Niranjan Iyengar.

“Cinema is perhaps the most engaging way in which stories are told and shared”, he said, adding: “And stories have always had the power to shape minds and lives.”

The actor points out that power comes with a sense of responsibility.

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Anil Kapoor along with ‘Shootout at Wadala’ cast at a promotional event. Wikimedia Commons

“Anyone in a position to influence minds and hearts has a responsibility towards the people they are reaching. Not everyone is fortunate enough to have the right platform and a mouthpiece to communicate with the world, so when you do, it comes with the duty to be mindful of the message you’re sharing and affirming,” said the father of three.

Anil will be back on the big screen in Anees Bazmee’s “Pagalpanti”, with whom he has in the past worked in “No Entry”, “Welcome”, “No Problem”, “Welcome Back” and “Mubarakan”.

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“Pagalpanti” also stars John Abraham, Arshad Warsi, Pulkit Samrat, Ileana D’Cruz, Kriti Kharbanda, Urvashi Rautela and Saurabh Shukla, and is slated to release on November 22.

The film is produced by Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar’s T-Series and Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak’s Panorama Studios and co-produced by Vinod Bhanushali, Shiv Chanana, Aditya Chowksey and Sanjeev Joshi. (Bollywood Country)