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newslide Liam Hemsworth just wants to surf Actor Liam Hemsworth says he would give up anything to pursue his passion for surfing. The Independence Day: Resurgence star told Femalefirst.co.uk that surfing is his “favourite thing to do in the world”. In an interview with Men’s Fitness magazine he said: “I grew up surfing and surfed […]

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Liam Hemsworth just wants to surf

Actor Liam Hemsworth says he would give up anything to pursue his passion for surfing. The Independence Day: Resurgence star told Femalefirst.co.uk that surfing is his “favourite thing to do in the world”. In an interview with Men’s Fitness magazine he said: “I grew up surfing and surfed competitively until I was 18. Surfing is my favourite thing to do in the world. I would rather do that than anything.” He also added, “If I could travel around the world and surf for a living, I would.” However, the actor has been unable to ride the waves since suffering a back injury. “I injured my back pretty badly surfing last year and I haven’t managed to do it since then. It is killing me … I skateboarded for the first time in a while a couple of days ago, but I have dreams every night where I’m surfing,” he said. – The National staff

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Hrithik Roshan in Kabir Khan’s next film

Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan has been confirmed as the male lead for Kabir Khan’s next directorial venture, to be produced by Sajid Nadiadwala. The 50-year-old producer made the announcement at an event in Mumbai. According to reports in Bollywoodlife.com, the film is currently in the scripting stage. Khan is currently working on his third film with Salman Khan, Tubelight, a comedy with a political backdrop, while Roshan is gearing up for two highly anticipated releases: Ashutosh Gowariker’s Mohenjo Daro and Sanjay Gupta’s Kaabil. – Sonali Kokra

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Vikram Bhatt weighs into Udta Punjab debate

Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt has criticised the Indian censor board after watching Udta Punjab, saying the films being made in the country are treated “like patients in a mental institution”. Bhatt shared his views in an elaborate Facebook post, in which he defended Abhishek Chaubey’s controversial new film, that was only released in India and the UAE this weekend following a protracted court battle. “Our films are being treated like patients in a decadent mental institution, where shock therapy is given to all the patients. Then, they lie in the corner in a vegetative state, no one any different from the other,” Bhatt wrote. “No individuality … Just lumps of controllable protoplasm adhering to the parameters of social behaviour laid down by minds that cannot see the world for what it is.” The Love Games director added that “we are living in very dangerous times – Udta Punjab wanted to expose the menace of drugs, but instead it ended up exposing much more. It exposed the inability of the keepers of our culture to see that all types of people exist, and we as an audience have the right to meet them.” – IANS

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Depp-Heard divorce case slows down

A hearing on the restraining order obtained by Amber Heard against Johnny Depp during the divorce proceedings between the celebrity couple has been called off, court officials say. Heard, who has accused Depp of abuse, was expected to testify at the hearing related to the restraining order in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, according to E! News and other media outlets. Instead, the next hearing in the divorce filed by Heard last month will take place on August 2, court officials said in a statement. The restraining order is part of the divorce case. The delay allows Depp to gather more witnesses to defend himself against the abuse allegations, while for Heard it allows the restraining order to remain in effect at least until the next hearing, said lawyer Christopher Melcher. It was not immediately clear which side moved to vacate the hearing set for Friday. – Reuters

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New Case filed against Dishoom song

Bollywood action-adventure film Dishoom, has ruffled many feathers with its first song Sau Tarah Ke. A few days ago, a Sikh body in Delhi wrote to the Central Board of Film Certification and the producers asking for the song to be deleted immediately due to the use of a kirpan (small dagger) as an accessory in actress Jacqueline Fernandez’s costume in the dance number. Now, Lawyers For Humanity, a collective of advocates from Chandigarh, has filed a case against Fernandez and producer Sajid Nadiadwala for hurting religious sentiments by wearing the kirpan in a derogatory manner. Varun Dhawan, the film’s male lead, had earlier clarified that the object was not a kirpan but an Arabian dagger. – Sonali Kokra

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