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The Greatest Showman.We have seen Hugh Jackman playing a magician in Christopher Nolan’s film The Prestige After being free from the claws of Logan the actor who is already well known for being a song and dance man on Broadway will now play P T Barnum the man who invented the ‘show business’ The Greatest Showman is going to be somewhat of a musical After La La Land Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone had opened somewhat of a door for musicals in Hollywood films For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: July 7 2017 2:46 pm Andrew Garfield who starred as Desmond Doss in Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge talked about not being homosexual Top News Andrew Garfield said he is not homosexual but if he has an “awakening” later in life about his sexual orientation the actor will be prepared to explore it The 33-year-old actor will essay Prior Walter a character who struggles between his Jewish faith and homosexuality in Tony Kushner’s play Angels in America “As far as I know I am not a gay man Maybe I’ll have an awakening later in my life which I’m sure will be wonderful and I’ll get to explore that part of the garden but right now I’m secluded to my area which is wonderful as well “I adore it but a big concern was what right do I have to play this wonderful gay role It was about doing honour doing justice” Garfield told OUTcom during a panel discussion The Hacksaw Ridge actor revealed he had prepared for his role by watching episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race “Every Sunday I would have eight friends over and we would just watch Ru I mean every single series of RuPaul’s Drag Race “I mean every series This is my life outside of this play I am a gay man right now just without the physical act — that’s all” he said The 1993 play is based on AIDS crisis and other LGBT issues Andrew Garfield is popular for playing the Marvel super hero Spider Man in the previous franchise of the film This year he will be seen in Breath The film is expected to release in the month of October For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: June 27 2017 7:04 pm PR Sreejesh will be unavailable for the next five months Related News India hockey regular captain PR Sreejesh is set to remain unavailable for at least five more months This means that the skipper will give the Asia Cup scheduled in October a miss Sreejesh who also missed the Hockey World League Semi-Final that took place in England underwent a knee surgery earlier this month after he suffered a ligament tear during the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in May 2017 Hockey India’s High-Performance Director David John said that Sreejesh requires at least five months to return to full fitness leaving hope that the goalkeeper will be back to play in the Hockey World League Final at the end of the year in Bhubaneswar “Sreejesh will definitely miss the Asia Cup but we will try our best to make him fully fit before the all-important Hockey World League Final in December But it also gives us time to work with and develop our reserve keepers” David John told PTI John also spoke on India’s performance saying “We also need to work on our conversions Throughout the tournament we had far more opportunities in and around opposition circle we had far more chances We had high number of circle penetrations We need to improve our efficiency in scoring” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Kusal Perera | Published: January 7 2015 12:00 am President Mahinda Rajapaksa is challenged by a cabinet minister from his own party Related News The Sri Lankan presidential election scheduled for January 8 will be the first to see an incumbent president seek a third term since the executive presidency was installed in 1978 In all earlier presidential elections where the incumbent contested for the second term none had lost This election is said to be different for many reasons One incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa is challenged by a cabinet minister from his own party who surprised all by crossing over to the opposition just five days before nominations were declared Two this election promises change in the executive presidency that over the past two decades has been accepted as dictatorial At each previous presidential election candidates have vowed that the executive preisdency would be wholly abolished But it was not Three this election has forged an unusual collage of political ideologies and contradictory ethno-religious perspectives into a joint platform against Rajapaksa Thus there is a growing feeling especially in urban society that Rajapaksa will be defeated becoming the first incumbent to be voted out This Lankan presidential election for other reasons runs close to the Indian polls held in April and May 2014 that brought Narendra Modi to prime ministership with a huge majority The Common Opposition Candidate (COC) Maithripala Sirisena may not have the luxury of such a big victory Nevertheless he is also a “commoner” from the rural North Central Province like Modi is from rural Gujarat His political mentoring was in Sirimavo Bandaranayake’s Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) which caters exclusively to the Sinhala constituency like the BJP does to Hindutva The political and ethno-religious parties and groups that comprise the common opposition include the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) the Sri Lankan parallel to the RSS The JHU not only leads the campaign but has also left its Sinhala Buddhist footprints all over Sirisena’s election manifesto And as in the Indian elections the central theme in the last few months and through the campaign was the hyped cry against family rule and mega-corruption Despite this large Sinhala Buddhist stamp on a would-be new government after January 8 the Muslim community en bloc and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) have decided in favour of the COC For the Muslim community it is certainly about revenge against the Rajapaksa regime The dominant southern Muslim community (among the two million-strong Muslim constituency) had always voted substantially with the SLFP under Bandaranayake They have always preferred to compromise within mainstream politics than assert their political will It is this “loyalty” that they feel was taken for granted by the Rajapaksa regime when it openly patronised violent anti-Muslim campaigns that desecrated mosques and insulted their faith in the last year and a half The turning point was the brutal attack on Muslims in Aluthgama-Beruwala south of Colombo That was what prompted all Muslim ministers and MPs to cross over to the opposition They feared their own people would not vote for them at the next parliamentary elections if they stayed with the Rajapaksa campaign It was different with the TNA leadership which was caught in a Catch-22 situation It has grown strong as the main voice of the Sri Lankan Tamil polity and that saddles it with the responsibility to pursue solutions within national politics The TNA thus stands apart from the Tamil diaspora that still cries for separatism That would have isolated the TNA from northeastern Tamils who are no longer in the mood for separatist politics The Tamil mood especially in the north and Vanni is very strong against Rajapaksa whose Sinhala politics has left Tamils living under a disturbing and depressing military rule All his infrastructure development with roads and buildings and the Indian-funded railway to the Jaffna peninsula has not made much of an impact on Tamil society Their priorities are different They want the military removed and a civil administration established before anything else Despite the strong anti-Rajapaksa call the TNA had big reservations about backing Sirisena who does not pay any attention to even the basic demands of the northeastern Tamil people Sirisena’s clear and loud pledge to the Sinhala south that his government would not remove the military from the North Eastern Province his refusal to accept the UN resolution his sticking to the position that any investigation would infringe on Sri Lanka’s sovereignty and that he would not allow international interference as well as his ally the JHU reiterating its stand on the further reduction of powers to the provincial councils left the TNA in a political quagmire Thus it took the TNA a long time to compromise and support Sirisena — on the single argument that Rajapaksa’s defeat this time would allow for a new political space to bargain anew on the immediate issues that Tamils eagerly seek answers to The TNA probably also feels that with the promise of Ranil Wickramasinghe being made prime minister and head of government it should not make the fatal mistake the LTTE leadership did The whole argument rests on how much the TNA can deliver So far there has been no serious campaigning for Sirisena in the seven lakh-strong Tamil vote base in Vanni and Jaffna Even at the first Northern Provincial Council elections — assumed to be the most vital election for the future of the northern Tamil people that also saw a lot of campaigning — only 67 per cent of votes were polled In this presidential election which has no attraction for Tamils and offers the TNA no reason to go beyond its political statement polling could be drastically low It seems the Rajapaksa campaign had assessed that feeling in the north and east when the TNA was hesitant in deciding its stand This is a situation Rajapaksa may exploit with the military presence wholly controlled by his brother Gotabhaya Rajapaksa who is secretary ministry of defence The Rajapaksa campaign therefore amplified its claims to victory in the war called Sirisena a stooge of the Tamil diaspora and Western interests pushing him to deny all such claims with more Sinhala Buddhist rhetoric Unfortunately for Sirisena this not only makes him suspect in the mind of the Tamil voter but also drags him in behind Rajapaksa in impressing the Sinhala constituency With such Sinhala racism the trendsetting Uva Provincial Council elections held in September which proved that over 22 per cent of the rural Sinhala people had decamped from the Rajapaksa vote base went unnoticed with no candidate addressing the issues of those rural people They had their own socio-economic issues distinct from those of the urban Sinhala middle class which they wanted to be addressed The two main campaigns took over the old Sinhala Buddhist slogans to compete against each other That would leave the minority Tamils and Muslims out of mainstream politics even if Sirisena is sworn in as president on January 10 Within a week of Sirisena’s advent as the COC the much-touted demand for the abolition of the executive presidency became a deformed promise It will now make the presidency a restricted executive holding on to defence provincial council powers and overall supervision of governance Whatever the final outcome the space created may not be for the Tamils and the TNA but for the Sinhala south which will not be interested in the north It is a crazier drive on a circular path to the same exit point The writer is a journalist based in Colombo For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsChennai: The Madras High Court on Thursday adjourned to Friday a plea by a supporter of sidelined AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran for quashing an FIR against him and 16 others for allegedly defaming the prime minister and Tamil Nadu chief minister Pugazhenthi who is the party’s Karnataka unit secretary along with Dhinakaran and 15 others was charged with issuing pamphlets opposing the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test in which they allegedly defamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister K Palaniswamy They have been booked for sedition unlawful assembly and defamation among other offences in the FIR File image of TTV Dhinakaran Getty Images After hearing arguments Justice MS Ramesh expressed the opinion that matter in the pamphlets cannot be treated as defamatory When the additional public prosecutor who appeared for police sought time for appearance of the advocate general on behalf of the state for arguing the matter the judge posted the matter for Friday The petitioner said several agitations had been held across the state opposing NEET with circulation of similar pamphlets with slogans against state and central governments The complaint against Dhinakaran was ‘ill-motivated’ Pugazhenthi contended seeking quashing of the FIR When the matter came up on October 10 the judge had orally directed police not to to harass Dhinakaran Pugazhenthi and the others Justice Ramesh gave the oral direction to Annadanapatty police in Salem district where the case was registered on 2 October on a petition by Pugazhenthi a staunch supporter of Dhinakaran seeking to quash the FIR The judge refused to stay the FIR as sought by the petitioner who submitted that the police might harass them under the pretext of investigation in the case The petitioner said several agitations had been held across the state opposing NEET with circulation of similar pamphlets with slogans against state and central governments Police had on 2 October arrested 10 of the accused on the basis of the complaint filed by a man named Vinayakam alleging that they were found distributing the pamphlets among the public outside a hall where Palaniswamy was holding a meeting with senior officials a day earlier Written by Sagnik Dutta | Published: July 2 2010 4:02 am Related News Many emotions surfaced outside the Delhi high court exactly a year back ecstatic shouts and wide grinsthe triumphant flashing of rainbow flags and tears of joy at the twilight of a lifetime of activism Its been a year since that historic judgment reading down Section 377 of the IPC promised a dignified life for the LGBT community in India On July 2the Delhi Pride Committee plans to mark the first anniversary of this occasion through a series of song and dance performances and readings of the judgment The expulsion of Dr Sirasa gay professor at the Aligarh Muslim Universityand the case of institutionalised discrimination against Ashley Tellis shows the discomfort of public institutions with the expression of queer identity Despite re-interpretation of the constitutionality of certain sections of the IPCentrenched prejudice against the queer community persists in various walks of life Deepti Sharmaa member of Nigaha queer collectiveobserves? 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