Baahubali 2 is not the first success story of filmmaker SS Rajamouli. The director has a Midas touch; he has had no flops in his career of 12 years. Among his blockbusters is Ram Charan and Kajal Aggarwal-starrer Magadheera, and it raised a few eyebrows when he did not attend the celebrations of the film’s success.In a recent interview, Rajamouli revealed the reason behind his absence. Apparently, the filmmaker was unhappy with the film’s producer, Allu Aravind, for inflating the film’s box office figures. “My film Simhadri enjoyed a great box office run of 100 days in quite a number of theatres. We were all very happy, but the producers inflated the numbers and claimed that it ran for 175 days for publicity. I felt irritated and humiliated by that,” he said.Rajamouli added, “I told him that let us not do the same thing with Magadheera, and he agreed. I wanted to put a full stop to this bad trend. Magadheera became one of the biggest Tollywood blockbusters of all-time. When I was excited about the success, they started publicising that it ran 100 days in so many theatres. I confronted Aravind about it and he said he didn’t want to, but had to, because of pressure from fans. I could understand his situation, but at the same time, I didn’t want to endorse all those wrong calculations.”WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW HEREMeanwhile, Baahubali 2 has raked in over Rs 1650 crore worldwide, with just the Hindi version raking in Rs 500 crore domestically. The film is set to release in China next month, hoping to recreate its winning streak in the country.advertisementALSO READ: Is Sushant-Kriti’s Raabta really inspired from Magadheera? PHOTO: Baahubali 2 star Prabhas is back in India, sports a new look ALSO WATCH: Prabhas & Rana Daggubati talk about their ultimate face-off in Baahubali 2
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Atletico Madrid keeper Jan Oblak satisfied with derby pointby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak was satisfied with their 0-0 draw against Real Madrid.Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid played out a stalemate at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday evening.”We didn’t risk much and neither did they,” Oblak said afterwards.”Neither of us wanted to lose, so I think a draw is the fair result.”We’ll improve in the next matches.”The atmosphere in the stadium was electric as always, which earned special praise from the goalkeeper.”The fans have been spectacular as always,” Oblak continued.”We should have done better on our part and been more focused with cool heads.”In the end we were sandwiched. The season is long, though, and we have to improve day by day.”
bret bielema kenyan drakeEarlier Monday morning, we showed you a video of Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema pulling what can only be described as a questionable move on Alabama offensive lineman Cam Robinson. It turns out it may not have been the only time the Razorbacks coach got physical with a member of the Crimson Tide.In the below video, also taken from Saturday’s contest, Bielema appears to bump Alabama running back Kenyan Drake out of bounds near the end of a play – again. Judge for yourself.Was it intentional? Regardless, it’s about to be the second viral video involving Bielema’s conduct during Saturday’s game.
Game Of Thrones star Maisie Williams threw herself out of a plane for dolphins this week.Ric O’Barry and Maisie Williams after their skydiveCredit/Copyright: DolphinProject.netThe star, who is currently appearing in the latest season of Dr Who, took to the skies for a charity skydive with Dolphin Project founder Ric O’Barry.“The jump was fantastic!” said Maisie. “As an ambassador for Dolphin Project, I was so happy to be able to raise money and awareness for their amazing cause. It was so much fun to celebrate Ric’s 76th birthday by jumping out of a plane 15000 feet in the air!”Over $1000 was raised during the jump for Dolphin Project, which aims to put an end to dolphin exploitation and slaughter once and for all.“Skydiving is something I have done before and enjoyed so much, so I thought, why not do it for a good cause?” added Maisie. “Doing wild things for charity brings more attention to topics I feel are really important.”To find out more about Dolphin Project, click here.
LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking a lifeline from European Union leaders after winning a no-confidence vote triggered by Conservative lawmakers unhappy with her Brexit plan.May will ask the 27 other EU leaders at a Brussels summit Thursday for reassurances about the Brexit divorce deal that she can use to win over a skeptical British Parliament. The British leader scrapped a planned vote on the deal this week when it became clear she would lose.The bloc is adamant there can be no substantive changes to the legally-binding withdrawal agreement.On Wednesday evening, May survived a vote on her leadership from Conservative lawmakers by 200-117. The victory gives her a reprieve from domestic pressure but the size of the rebellion underscores the unpopularity of her Brexit plan.The Associated Press
GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – One person has been charged after an incident near Crooked Creek Alberta.At approximately 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2018, a Grande Prairie RCMP member attempted to stop a stolen vehicle near Crooked Creek, Alta off Highway 43. A confrontation occurred between a lone male suspect and the officer which resulted in the discharge of a police weapon.The suspect fled in the vehicle on to Highway 43. The suspect vehicle then rolled near Range Road 254A and Township 710. The suspect was later arrested with the assistance of Police Dog Services near the Greenview Golf Course. The suspect was not injured as result of the confrontation but sustained minor injuries as a result of the collision.No injuries were sustained by the involved officer or members of the public.Gordon Randal Rawlyk (42) of Grande Prairie has been charged with the following offences:Assault Police Officer with a weaponFlight from policePossession of property obtained by crime over $5,000Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 (x2)Dangerous operation of a motor vehicleFraudulent concealmentRawlyk was held for a bail hearing and released for a court appearance on Jan. 23, 2019 at Grande Prairie Provincial Court.As this matter is now before the courts no further information will be provided.
The list of sub-par quarterbacks to win the Super Bowl despite being nothing more than “game managers” just grew by one. FiveThirtyEight’s own Walt Hickey has joined the ranks of Brad Johnson, Doug Williams and Trent Dilfer.Sure, Walt did it in a video game, while the other three did it while wearing cleats in real life, but the taste of victory was just as sweet. Walt’s triumph is courtesy of two Madden savants, Tim Curry and Luke Barr, who answered the call on our sports podcast Hot Takedown a few weeks ago. We laid down a challenge to see if anyone could win it all in Madden NFL 16 with Walt as their quarterback. Curry and Barr turned Walt’s depressing player ratings into a championship.Below are notes the two victors sent us about their journeys. As promised, we’ll be giving them a shoutout on this week’s podcast and sending them a signed poster of Walt in full pads.Curry, who won with the Philadelphia Eagles, provides a thrilling game report:I have done it. After smacking the Cowboys in the divisional game and beating the Seahawks in the NFC championship, Walt Hickey and the Eagles defeated the Buffalo Bills in an epic comeback, 21-17. After falling behind 14-0, Walt threw a pick with less than a minute left in the first half, leading to a Bills field goal. But the Eagles came out swinging in the second half, with Ryan Mathews taking a pitch from Walt 80 yards to the house. In the fourth quarter, Mathews hit another long option run, being caught at the 10. This time DeMarco Murray took it in for 6, bringing the game to 17-14 with just under two minutes to play.After the Bills recovered the onside kick attempt, the Eagles brought the house to stop the run three times, using up all three timeouts, but getting the ball back at their own 20 with 1:30 left. This time it was a mix of Murray and Mathews leading the way, with Murray taking a short pass 20 yards and Mathews finding another 30 on a pitch. With just under a minute, DeMarco found the end zone to give the Eagles the lead. The defense held, and Walt Hickey was a Super Bowl champion!And here’s Barr, who won with the Dallas Cowboys:Some observations:I ended with an 11-5 record, the 2nd seed and a first-round bye.He cannot throw downfield. Any throw more than ten yards downfield was almost always intercepted.The best routes to run were definitely screens and swing passes, he could hit those fairly reliably.Curl routes against bad cornerbacks in man coverage were also okay, but if he missed, it was usually an interception.I chose the Cowboys to play with because I thought the offensive line would help. Joseph Randle led the league in rushing with 1759 yards.Before the season I signed free agents Aldon Smith and Terence Newman and traded a draft pick for CB Josh Robinson. Terence Newman led the league in INTs with 12.Hickey’s quarterback rating of 42.6 was actually better than Matt Flynn’s who had a 40.2 rating on 76 attempts.Of Hickey’s 1872 yards, 1457 were gained after the catch.Here is Walt’s game log, individual stats and team stats. Walt is galled that, as a New York Giants fan, he won the Super Bowl with the Eagles and Cowboys. But that does make him better than Tony Romo and Sam Bradford. So he’s got that, at least.And there you have it. Once again, congrats to Tim and Luke. Now please go outside. Read more: How Madden Helped A Schlub Like Me Make It Into The NFL
President Jean-Pierre Rivere has said that “Mario Balotelli expressed his wish to stay at Nice,”.Balotelli was expected to join Marseille this summer, but the move fell through.The Italian forward even had a medical with Marseille and refused to report for pre-season training with Nice.Nice club president has said that talks with Balotelli have gone well and that he will be staying at the club. Football Italia reports.“After last night’s meeting, we gave each other 24 hours to reach a decision. In the end, Mario Balotelli expressed his wish to stay at Nice,” Rivere said.“The situation is very simple. We had a player who was approached. There were some very big offers coming from China, but the player turned them down.Corini tells Balotelli to “raise his game” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 According to the Brescia coach, Mario Balotelli “needs to raise his game if he wants to face Juventus” as his team is set to host Bologna.“He was upset we were not playing in the Champions League this season and was approached by Marseille. They worked hard on him, but in the end, he decided to stay and we are very happy with that.“At the start of July, Marseille called to find out if Balotelli had a release clause. I said we had a gentlemen’s agreement to let him go for €4-5m if we failed to qualify for the Champions League. There was no offer for a month, then they finally stepped forward with a proposal of €5m plus Cabella on loan.“Another offer was that we had to buy Cabella for €5m in return for them paying €2.5m for Balotelli. After that, we couldn’t possibly negotiate. It was time to put an end to the whole thing.“All I know is, if they had offered €4m, then Balotelli would’ve left. This soap opera dragged on for two-and-a-half months. I can justify Balotelli not attending pre-season training because, in his mind, he was leaving.“The situation became more complicated and today Mario is fully involved in the Nice project, otherwise he wouldn’t be with us.”
One of Bayern Munich’s star midfielders Thiago Alcantara has maintained that Spain’s playing style ‘is still based on possession and territorial control’.The ex-Barcelona player revealed that even though there had been little alterations in Coaches and players, the fundamental style of play is still the same.“Spain’s style is still based on possession and territorial control,” Thiago is cited as telling reporters by Marca via Football Espana.“It is not exactly the same through the years because the Coach has changed and many of the players have to, so it is normal.Match Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).“I like our style of play, it is normal not everyone agreed with this but I believe football based on controlling the ball is important.“It (the game against Wales) is important because they have had a lot of success in recent times and pose a challenge for us, we must be focused.“The events in Mallorca? Obviously this is something that we are all hugely sensitive to and saddened about, we would like to do anything we can for Sant Llorenc.“Rafa (Nadal, the tennis star) led by example (in cleaning up) and we want to offer our support for the victims.”