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Former world number one Hewitt, 2017 3:10 pm Amitabh Bachchan will feature in Aankhen 2 and Sarkar 3 in the year 2017. Related News Amitabh Bachchan came to be known as Bollywood’s “Angry young man” and gradually worked his way to be tagged its “Shahenshah” After years of stepping into different characters India’s cinematic legend says his evolving on-screen persona is a reflection of the change in roles offered to him in sync with his age The 74-year-old has for a while dwelt upon the “interesting offers” coming his way but he has been unable to take them on because of paucity of time In one of his first interviews of 2017 — a year which will see him feature in Aankhen 2 and Sarkar 3 — the cine icon has spoken about his new projects his desire to be a part of socially-relevant cinema and how age is playing a decisive role in choosing his films Also read |Gurupurab: Amitabh Bachchan Salman Khan wish fans on Guru Gobind Singh birth anniversary “The process (of choosing a film) is the same but the nature of the work offered and accepted has changed The change is not in the process the change is in the age The work that comes to me is commensurate with my age” Amitabh told IANS in an email interview from Mumbai Despite the rare stardom that he enjoys Big B — as he is fondly called — follows a very simple rule when it comes to his professional life More from the world of Entertainment: “I am an actor employed to work in a particular project and I attempt to do my best for it” said the Padma Vibhushan awardee who aims to ensure that his work is always done to the “satisfaction of my (his) employer” For some he is best remembered as the towering lead in films like Deewar Zanjeer Don and Sholay; for some his portrayal as a strict teacher from Black is etched in their memory Whether it was his role as 12-year-boy Auro from Paa or the grumpy Bengali father from Piku — Amitabh has left lasting impressions with his varied avatars for the camera Also read |Working with Big B is a dream come true says Thugs of Hindostan director Vijay Krishna Acharya The Buddah Hoga Terra Baap star who has also confessed that he is surviving only on 25 per cent of his liver having lost the rest to the Hepatitis B virus keeps a check on his health with his no drinking no smoking no aerated drinks policy He makes it a point to hit the gym regularly Focus on fitness is a common New Year resolution — what has Big B resolved for 2017 “Why wait for a New Year to make a resolution — personally or professionally If there is a need to resolve something do it now immediately or tomorrow Why wait for a year to make up your mind for it And no I do not keep any resolutions “If there is a desire for something that I feel needs to be done I shall do it why wait till 2018 or 19 or 20” he questioned Last year Amitabh got critical acclaim with Pink a movie about issues that women face Would he like to pick more socially relevant films Also read |Amitabh Bachchan is working at son-in-law’s factory with grandkids Navya Naveli Agstya See pics “Yes why not If the issue narrated in a story concerns values and issues that are socially and morally relevant I would if the prospective producer-director offer and agree want to get associated with it” said the National Award-winning actor Talking about his upcoming projects Amitabh said: “‘Aankhen 2’ is a sequel and begins from where the first one was left And ‘Sarkar 3’ is already shot and will be ready for release by March 17 Here the settings and the ambiance of the film retains the original temperament but the story is different There are references to the past but the screenplay is new” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsLahore: The Jaish-e-Mohammed leader who gave directions over phone to the terrorists during the attack on the Pathankot airbase has reportedly managed to flee to Afghanistan from Pakistan an official said "The alleged JeM handler who communicated by telephone more than two-dozen times with the terrorists in Pathankot before they carried out the attack on the airbase on 2 January has managed to cross into Afghan border" a member of the Joint Investigation Team probing the attack told PTI on Thursday He said the JeM handler who is in late 20s was in the tribal area of Pakistan when he communicated about 18 times with the terrorists "The law enforcement agencies tried to trace him (in the tribal belt) but there are reports that he managed to escape to Afghanistan" he said without disclosing the JeM leader’s identity File photo of the Pathankot attack AFP Interestingly during interrogation JeM chief Masood Azhar claimed that the handler of the Pathanokot operation had quit the organisation sometimes ago "Azhar disowns the JeM handler (to prove his innocence)" another source privy to the development told PTI He said the investigation agencies have been under "immense pressure" from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to thoroughly probe the matter and come up with "true facts" of the Pathankot incident Although the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of the Punjab police had registered an FIR against the alleged attackers of the Pathankot airbase and their abettors not a single person has been charged in this regard The FIR was registered in the CTD police station Gujranwala under sections 302 324 and 109 of the Pakistan Penal Code and sections 7 and 21-I of the Anti-Terrorism Act The FIR says Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval informed authorities that the four attackers had come from Pakistan and had "probably crossed the border adjacent to the Pathankot general area" The NSA says the terrorists made phone calls to cell phones and belonged to a proscribed organisation Five terrorists and seven Indian army personnel were killed in a gun battle at the Pathankot airbase The attack occurred just days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a ‘surprise’ visit to Sharif on his birthday on 25 December and the occasion of his granddaughter’s wedding — a move that appeared to promise better ties between the two countries in future Vigilantism in any form and under any pretext is unacceptable Period Condoning it means extending tacit or explicit support to people or groups indulging in criminal activity camouflaged as cause It also means the state is ceding space to actors who have little respect for its authority or for niceties of the law So when the Centre and theRajasthan state government offer a confusing response to an incident that involves the killing of a man by cow vigilantes it becomes worrisome Pehlu Khan’s killing was captured on video and went viral on social media Image courtesy: YouTube "No such incident as being reported has taken place on the ground" Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said in the Rajya Sabha replying to the Opposition’s charge on the killing of Pehlu Khan a dairy owner by vigilantes in Rajasthan’s Alwar district He said media reports on the incident had been denied by the state government The latter meanwhile has said that facts of the case are different from what is being reported Here’s a brief account of the incident as reported in the media Pehlu and four companions bought cows at a Jaipur fair and were on their way back to Haryana on Saturday when a gang of cow protectors intercepted them near Behror in Alwar They were thrashed despite producing documents that the cows were for milk Pehlu 55 died from injuries sustained in the attack A video of the incident went viral on social media prompting an outcry in several circles Now what appeared to be a straightforward case of manslaughter has two versions: One from themedia and that of the two sets of government Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria has pinned the blame on both sides His government in what appears to be a balancing act he said has filed cases against both sides — against Pehlu and others for smuggling cows and against the attackers for manhandling cow transporters Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson PJ Kurien said there were two versions to the story and asked the government to investigate the matter and inform the House Notice closely and you find two separate issues are getting conflated in the Rajasthan government’s approach One is manslaughter and the other is cattle smuggling of which no proof is available so far By reducing the case from manslaughter to manhandling the message that is being sent out is if it’s a case of cow smuggling then killing a man for it is not such a big offence If the police investigation manages to find that Pehlu and those accompanying him were indeed smuggling cattle then the assault would be deemed morally justified This in a way means givingvigilante groups the licence to kill So long as they have a reason to attack people they can do so freely If it involves killing and maiming too it is fine; the government would look at the perpetrators kindly The best response in this case from the state government would have been to treat the killing and smuggling aspects separately By being ambivalent on such matters the powers-that-be are sending out a dangerous message: The government has outsourced law enforcement to vigilante groups whobecome instant judges and executioners The police come in as an afterthought just to complete official formalities Surely it is a mockery of ademocracy where institutions are supposed to intervene impartially to protect the individual But those being sympathetic to such vigilantism should be careful Many members of these groups are criminals After easy targets such as Muslims are taken care of they would eventually turn against those who are secretly backing them It won’t be easy to find a cause It could be protection of Indian culture oranything else The government must be unambiguous about criticism of such groups Guarded statements mean it is scared By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: February 20 2017 1:36 pm Arjun Kapoor Shraddha Kapoor and others speak about Malayalam actress molest case Top News After the unfortunate news of a leading Malayalam female actor being molested in a running car came under limelight not only Mollywood industry but even Bollywood has stood up questioning the government about the sad state of affairs in terms of women safety in India Arjun Kapoor retweeted actor Prithviraj Sukumaran’s long message on the case and wrote “How do we make our woman safe ? 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