Bigil: Will Atlee and Vijay release the trailer on October 2?

first_imgThalapathy Vijay has massive hopes on his upcoming film, Bigil, directed by Atlee. Produced by AGS Entertainments, the sports-drama features Vijay, Nayanthara, Jackie Shroff, Kathir, Indhuja Ravichandran, Varsha Bollamma and Yogi Babu in the lead roles.If rumours are anything to go by, the much-awaited trailer of Bigil is expected to release before the end of this week. Many reports suggest that the trailer will mostly release on October 2. An official announcement regarding the trailer release will be out soon.Since yesterday (September 29), his fans have been trending #BigilTrailer on Twitter more than 24 hours. A total of 20.1k tweets have been made by Vijay’s ardent fans anticipating the release of the trailer.Also, a group of people started the rumours that the trailer has been leaked already. However, it was later revealed that it is a hoax and the trailer has been submitted for obtaining censor certificate. When the trailer of Bigil releases, it is expected to create huge records on social media.Recently, the audio launch of Bigil took place on September 20 at a private college in Chennai. At the trailer launch, Vijay took potshots at the ruling government (AIADMK) which has landed him and the entire team of Bigil in trouble.The government had asked the private college to issue a clarification on what basis they rented the auditorium of an educational institution for an audio launch where the team took digs at politicians.Bigil is all set to hit the theatres on Diwali, according to multiple reports. The film is based on women’s football and is touted to speak highly of women and freedom.ALSO SEE | Bigil: Tamil Nadu college in trouble for hosting audio launch of Vijay filmALSO SEE | Verithanam song out: Vijay and AR Rahman go local for BigilALSO WATCH | Tamil actor Vijay hints at joining politicslast_img read more

Villarreal vs Real Madrid: Isco benched as Casemiro returns

first_imgReal Madrid take to the field for the first time since becoming FIFA Club World Cup winners once again before Christmas as they tackle Villarreal in La Liga.Bolstered by winning the trophy for a third year in succession, the Bernabeu club are attempting to close an eight-point gap to leaders Barcelona in what is a game in hand caused by their participation in the Abu Dhabi-based tournament.They face a Villarreal side that has had a disappointing start to the season and is in the relegation zone, having won only 15 points from 16 matches. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Game Villarreal v Real Madrid Date Thursday, December 3 Time 8:30pm GMT/ 3:30pm ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream beIN Sports fubo TV (7-day free trial) IIn the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be streamed via Eleven Sports 1. UK TV channel Online stream N/A Eleven Sports 1 Squads & Team News Position Villarreal players Goalkeepers Asenjo, Fernandez Defenders Laylun, Alvaro, Mori, Ruiz, Costa Midfielders Caseres, Fornals, Trigueros, Pedraza, Cazorla, Raba, Morlanes, Chukwueze, Fuego Forwards Gerard, Bacca, Ekambi Mario Gaspar is banned for the hosts, who are also deprived of key midfielder Bruno Soriano, who has spent the last 18 months laid up. Miguel Layun comes into the defence.Villarreal starting XI: Asenjo; Layun, Alvaro, Victor Ruiz, Costa; Cazorla, Javi Fuego, Caseres, Fornals; Gerard, Chukwueze. Position Real Madrid players Goalkeepers Casilla, Courtois, Navas Defenders Ramos, Carvajal, Nacho, Varane, Marcelo, Reguilon, Odriozola Midfielders Kroos, Modric, Valverde, Casemiro, Isco, Ceballos Forwards Benzema, Bale, Lucas Vazquez, Vinicius Jr. Real Madrid are still without Marco Asensio while Marcos Llorente will also miss out . Mariano Diaz, who travelled to the Club World Cup, will not take part in this clash due to a back injury forecast to keep him out for 10 days.Real Madrid starting XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Vazquez, Benzema, Bale.Betting & Match Odds Real Madrid are 3/4 favourites with bet365 . The draw can be backed at 3/1, while Villarreal are 16/5 outsiders.Click here to see more offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Bale Club World Cup Real Madrid Kashima AntlersSantiago Solari has warned his Real Madrid side that they must start 2019 with a bang when they travel to face Villarreal in La Liga action on Thursday.The Club World Cup winners have had a couple of weeks off to prepare themselves for this encounter but January promises to be a taxing month, with Copa del Rey fixtures thrown in with five league matches, in which no slips can be accommodated after Los Blancos lost five of their first 16 games of the campaign.“They are a solid team and we must go into the match with energy and aggression,” Solari said on Wednesday.Meanwhile, the coach is not eyeing the January transfer window as an opportunity to make dramatic changes to his squad.That means that no exit is forecast for Isco, who has struggled for minutes under the new coach.“All of the players are part of this squad,” the Argentine affirmed. “Isco? He is a great player and he’ll keep making us happy.”Like Madrid, Villarreal also made a change in the dugout in the first half of the season, with Luis Garcia replacing Javier Calleja a couple of matches before Christmas.Although he guided them through in the Europa League with a 2-0 win over Spartak Moscow, they were held 2-2 against struggling Huesca in La Liga. On both occasions Villarreal finished with 10 men, and if they are to stand any chance of an upset on Thursday, they surely cannot afford such ill discipline.last_img read more

British pound sinks independence opponents scramble after Scottish separatists surge in polls

British pound sinks, independence opponents scramble after Scottish separatists surge in polls LONDON – Britain’s main political leaders scrambled Monday to offer Scotland greater autonomy in a last-minute bid to stave off independence, as the pound sank on opinion polls suggesting separatists are gaining ground — and may even be in the lead.A Yes vote in next week’s referendum would end Scotland’s 307-year-old union with England and plunge Britain into uncharted constitutional and economic waters.Many British politicians and business leaders have long considered that outcome unlikely, and for months polls have put the anti-independence side ahead. But the gap has narrowed ahead of the Sept. 18 vote and one survey released Sunday by pollster YouGov showed the two sides nearly even.YouGov’s methodology — which samples from a pool of online respondents who have signed up for the panel and are paid to participate — is not trusted by all poll-watchers, and other surveys gave the advantage to the No side. But the sense that the race is too close to call rattled independence opponents, and energized supporters.“I don’t think there’s any doubt at all the momentum is with the Yes campaign,” said Scotland’s pro-independence Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.“Increasing numbers of people are concluding the best way to protect the health service, create jobs and ensure we never get Tory governments we don’t vote for is to vote Yes.”The leader of the anti-independence “Better Together” campaign denied his forces were panicking.“I’m very confident we will win the day,” said Alistair Darling, a former British Treasury chief.But the sudden move to offer greater powers to Scotland suggests the No campaign is far from confident.Scotland joined England and Wales to make Great Britain in 1707. Now with a population of 5.3 million —one-tenth of England’s — Scotland already has considerable autonomy, with its own parliament and separate legal and educational systems.Britain’s Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat parties — all of whom oppose independence — are preparing to offer Scotland even more financial independence, including greater tax-raising powers, in a bid to avert a Yes vote.Many Scots favour that option — known as maximum devolution, or “devo max” — but it is not on the referendum ballot, which asks whether Scotland should become an independent country.Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown was expected to lay out some of the proposals later Monday, arguing that “the status quo is not now on the ballot paper.”He planned to say that Scots faced a choice “between a stronger Scottish Parliament and an irreversible no-going-back separatism,” the Labour Party said.Supporters of independence accuse the No side of running a negative campaign that overstates the risks of independence.The “Yes Scotland” campaign argues that an independent Scotland would be a prosperous country whose oil revenue would underpin a cozy social safety net. The approach has won over many Scots opposed to the budget-slashing policies of Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron’s London government.Polls suggest rising support for independence among Labour voters and from women, who have generally been more skeptical than men of the Yes side.The latest poll results jolted financial markets, which for months seemed to take a sanguine view of the referendum. At one stage Monday, the pound had fallen 1.4 per cent to $1.6104, its lowest level since November. It later clawed back some ground but was still nearly 2 cents down on the day.Shares in Scottish-based financial institutions such as the Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds Banking Group and Standard Life also sagged, falling by between 1 and 2 per cent.Analysts said with 10 days to go, markets were waking up to the uncertainties of independence, which include Scotland’s status in the European Union, its share of Britain’s national debt, its stake in North Sea oil revenue and its currency.Pro-independence leaders say an independent Scotland would continue to use the pound, but the British government says it won’t agree to that.Brenda Kelly, chief market strategist at IG Group, said the markets were “beginning to price in what was deemed unthinkable” — the breakup of Britain.“One thing is certain, if we get this sort of volatility on the prospect of a Yes vote, can you imagine the reaction if we do get a Yes vote?” said analyst Michael Hewson of CMC Markets U.K. “It’s not likely to be pretty.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Jill Lawless, The Associated Press Posted Sep 8, 2014 5:53 pm MDT read more