QWrap: Rupani to Continue as Guj CM; ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ Has Swag

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1. Vijay Rupani to Continue as Gujarat CM, Nitin Patel Remains Deputy

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has finally disclosed the names for the top leadership in Gujarat. Vijay Rupani – who was being considered as the frontrunner – will continue as the state’s Chief Minister. Nitin Patel will stay on as the Deputy Chief Minister.

Gujarat will become a role model for other states when it comes to development, Rupani said after retaining chief ministership.

The BJP had bagged 99 seats in the 182-member Assembly – seven more than the 92 required to form the government – in the Gujarat elections.

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2. Review: ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ Will Make Bhai Fans Cheer & Everyone Else Grin

Bhai is here and his bhakts can officially go crazy!

In Tiger Zinda Hai, Salman – aka RAW agent Tiger – is on a mission to save 25 Indian and 15 Pakistani nurses stuck in Iraq. Now, there are films, and then there are Salman Khan films. We go to watch his films with our checklist ready, and this latest instalment helmed by Ali Abbas Zafar ticks all the boxes.

It has Bhai in every frame – the mard jisko dard nahi hota with the most implausible of action sequences choreographed with unbelievable swag. The film has precious little to do with logic but TZH is fun.

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3. Bollywood’s Report Card: Here Are the Best & Worst Movies of 2017

As 2018 is fast approaching, it’s a good time to go into flashback mode and rate the filmy year that was. There were some very distinct seasons, and the effects of global warming were visible to all, with even the smallest of sparks becoming an all engulfing forest fire in no time.

There was the ‘Battle of Kangana’, that was being fought on many fronts. From credit tussle with Apurva Asrani to Hrithik Roshan and the saga of many emails, Kangana gave us plenty to wonder about.

Pahlaj Nihalani also dominated all major conversations about films. Lipstick Under My Burkha was denied a release for it being too “lady oriented.” He was also found vouching for Julie 2 as a family film! Mr Nihalani can be credited for giving us many eye-roll moments.

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4. ‘Thackeray’ Trailer: Nawazuddin Siddiqui In & As Balasaheb

A biopic based on the life of Shiv Sena supremo, Thackeray is all set to release in 2019. Putting to rest all the speculations about who will be cast in the film, the makers have released the teaser of Thackeray starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui playing the role of the late Hindu Hriday Samrat leader.

Nawazuddin took to social media to release the teaser and wrote, “It’s an honour and pride to portray the real king of the country on-screen. Here comes the 'teaser' of Thackeray. Hearty thanks to Shri Uddhav Thackeray Sir, Shri Sanjay Raut Sir & Shri Amitabh Bachchan Sir and Abhijit Panse.”

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5. Breaking Views: Sanjay Pugalia Breaks Down the 2G Verdict

The verdict in 2G spectrum case by special judge OP Saini of CBI court came as a shock to the nation. The verdict is a major turning point in the country’s politics. Congress gets a clean chit. It clears UPA of one of their ‘biggest sins’.

On the other hand, the verdict is a major setback for the BJP-led government at the centre. This is because when in Opposition, 2G spectrum scam was a major weapon of BJP’s political campaign against the UPA government.

In his verdict, judge Saini criticised the CBI in the harshest of words.

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6. I Worked as a TT With Railways: Vijender Singh on His Jaipur Days

Vijender Singh has fought nine bouts so far, and he’s won all of them. He has also collected the WBO Asia Pacific and Oriental Super Middleweight titles.

The 32-year-old will be fighting his 10th bout come 23 December in Jaipur against Ghana's Ernest Amuzu, putting both his titles on the line.

Amuzu has competed in 25 bouts, winning 23 of them – 21 of them being knockouts.

Vijender Singh told The Quint about his new company to promote boxing, his memories in Jaipur, and why the venue of his fight is not a metro city.

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