Superstar Salman Khan has been sensationally acquitted in the 2002 hit-and-run case. The Bombay High Court ruled on Thursday that Khan, 49, was free to go. The ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ actor had been previously sentenced to five years in jail by a lower court for the incident. “On basis …Read More »
The carefully choreographed debut of day-night test cricket in Adelaide last week threw some time-honoured conventions out the window but offered a glimmer of hope for the survival of the game’s oldest format. Players and purists regard tests as the pinnacle of the game but their enthusiasm for five-day matches …Read More »
Large parts of Mumbai, Shanghai, New York and other cities will slip under the waves even if an upcoming climate summit limits global warming to two degrees Celsius, scientists say. A 2C (3.6 Fahrenheit) spike in Earth’s temperature would submerge land currently occupied by 280 million people, while an increase …Read More »
Mufti Jashimuddin Rahman – Leader of the militant Ansarullah Bangla Team. Twenty bloggers, including nine based in the UK, are among writers and activists on a new “hit list” being circulated by a Bangladesh-based militant Islamist group blamed for a spate of horrific attacks on secular writers in the country. …Read More »
Two months after foreign countries and international agencies pledged more than £2.5 billion to help Nepal recover from its worst natural disaster, the government has yet to make arrangements to receive the money and has spent nothing on reconstruction. The United Nations estimates almost three million survivors of twin earthquakes …Read More »
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has been sentenced to five years in prison after he was convicted on Wednesday of killing a homeless man in a 2002 hit-and-run after a night out drinking. Judge D. W. Deshpande rejected the actor’s claims that his driver was to blame and found Khan guilty …Read More »
Battling a beef ban that has threatened their livelihoods, Muslim traders in India are seeking permission to slaughter British-origin Jersey cows they think will not be as sacred to the country’s majority Hindus as locally bred cattle. Several states led by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party of Prime Minister …Read More »
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A yoga instructor from Vancouver, Canada has become the sixth woman to accuse renowned yoga guru Bikram Choudhury of sexual assault, alleging in a civil suit that the 69-year-old yogi forced sex on her multiple times over the course of three years. Jill Lawler filed the lawsuit with the California …Read More »
A powerful and acclaimed drama about the scourge of so-called 'Honour Killings' is set to hit cinemas next month.
'Catch Me Daddy', the feature debut of music-video director Daniel Wolfe, made waves after premiering at Cannes 2014. It was subsequently screened at the 2014 London Film Festival to widespread critical praise.
The film features a sensational performance by big screen debutante Sameena Jabeen Ahmed in the role of British Pakistani teen Laila who is on the run with her English boyfriend Aaron (Conor McCarron).
The young couple have fled their homes in an unnamed northern town and moved into a caravan in the bleak and beautiful Yorkshire Moors where they while away their days smoking pot.
Unbeknownst to Laila and Aaron, two groups of men - both hired by Laila's outraged father to kill his daughter for the 'dishonour' she has brought on the family - are hunting the couple.
One group is headed by Laila's brute of a brother Zaheer (Ali Ahmad).
The other group of thugs is led by Barry, a brawny white thug even more psychopathic than Zaheer.
The ensuing chase through the stunning Moors is both ominous and poetic as director Daniel Wolfe (brother Mathew Wolfe co-wrote the script) explores family dynamics, race and class in multicultural Britain.
Ahmed, 24, scooped the prestigious 'Best British Newcomer' prize at LFF 2014 with the jury praising her "breathtaking" performance.
Film producer and LFF 2014 jury president Finola Dwyer said the decision to honour Ahmed had been unanimous.
"Sameena's performance was very assured, confident and fearless. In the lead role of "Laila", Sameena's range of emotion was breathtaking; she was the heartbeat of the film.”
'Catch Me Daddy' is in UK cinemas 27 February.Read More »