Manav Kaul to play Parineeti Chopra’s coach in Saina Nehwal biopic

India Today Web Desk New DelhiJune 22, 2019UPDATED: June 22, 2019 16:51 IST Parineeti Chopra and Manav Kaul.Parineeti Chopra is perfecting her badminton skills before stepping into the shoes of ace badminton player Saina Nehwal for her biopic. At a time when Parineeti is busy training on the court, makers of the film have roped in actor Manav Kaul to play the role of her coach in the film.A source close to the development told Mumbai Mirror, “Amole and his team felt that Manav would suit the role. He has begun prep and the research for his role. The film is expected to go on the floors in October.”Manav was last seen in Sujoy Ghosh’s Badla. The film starred Amitabh Bachchan and Tapsee Pannu. Manav came into limelight with his role in Vidya Balan-starrer Tumhare Sulu (2017). Though the film was mostly dominated by Vidya, Manav managed to make a mark with his performance as her husband in the film.It is for the first time that Parineeti and Manav will share screen space. In an earlier interview with the daily, Parineeti elaborated on her practice sessions.”Prep usually starts early because we have booked courts in slots when there are no distractions of any kind. We start at 6 am and wind up by 8 am. I will have to live this regimented life for the next nine months, but I am pretty kicked about it. I want to do justice to the film and to Saina,” Parineeti had said.The actress also took to social media to share pictures from her practice sessions.Parineeti is making her debut in biopic genre with the film on Saina Nehwal, and the actress is excited to play Saina on screen. In an earlier interview, Parineeti had said, “I am actually quite excited to get into the skin of a world champion because playing a fictional character is not as exciting as playing a real character. Here, I have somebody who has extensive documentation on exactly how she plays, who she played every match in her life. Every single moment that she has ever played badminton is on screen. So, to kind of imbibe that and to learn that is really exciting for me as an actor. I wanted to do a sports biopic for a long time so this project is absolutely perfect.”ALSO READ: Parineeti Chopra reveals exact moment she knew Priyanka and Nick were meant for each otherALSO WATCH: Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra talk about what kind of wedding they would likeGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVibha Maru Manav Kaul to play Parineeti Chopra’s coach in Saina Nehwal biopicManav Kaul has been roped in to play Parineeti Chopra’s coach in Saina Nehwal biopic.advertisement read more

Nigeria artisanal tin mine healing ancient wounds

first_imgThe ITA notes a BBC World Service report that the discovery of a tin deposit in central Nigeria has prompted cooperation between former rival communities to jointly develop an artisanal mining operation.Conflict between two ethnic groups, the Fulani herders and Berom farmers of the Jos Plateau area, began in 2011 when persistent desertification caused the groups to clash as herders were forced to encroach on the farmers’ agricultural lands.Thomas Johji, a Berom man in his 20s, was one of the small group of men who found the tin deposit on Fulani grazing land. He asked the local chiefs for their permission, and assistance, to start production. This happened as global tin prices were rising, presenting an economic opportunity that could alleviate pressures felt by both groups as prices spiked in fuel, food and other essential goods.Joseph Langman, head of the Plateau State Peace Building Agency, says that while the peace is uneasy and there are lots of past grievances still to be addressed, the miners have a role to play restoring peace in the area. His agency is exploring the possibility for training workshops in conflict resolution and will encourage parties to sign peace accords before mining a concession. Farouk Abubaker, a Fulani man, says that “mining promotes unity and understanding among the different tribes…just as football does”.The ITA notes: “One of the tin mining industry’s unique characteristics is the significant contribution of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) to the global tin marketplace. Almost all (~97%) of the world’s primary refined tin arises and is mined in emerging and developing countries and a significant proportion of that has its origins in ASM. While productivity is low in comparison to industrialised mining operations, the sector represents an important source of income and livelihood for millions of families in rural areas of developing countries.“Despite the sector’s challenges, it presents several opportunities for economically marginalised communities such as: job creation, rural development, market linkages, better natural resource management and peace-building. Tin mining in Nigeria has grown rapidly in recent years, with the estimated metal content of shipments (inferred from concentrate exports) increasing from 2,100 t in 2015 to 5,900 t in 2017.”last_img read more