Mumbai, Aug 30 (PTI) Akshay Kumar-fronted “Gold” has become the first Bollywood film ever to release in Saudi Arabia.The Reema Kagti-directed sports film is only the second movie after Rajinikanth’s hit social drama, “Kaala” to hit the theatres in the Gulf country.Akshay today took to Twitter to share the news.”The story of India’s first Gold medal victory for the first time in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Happy to share, #Gold is the first ever Bollywood movie to release in the Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia, in cinemas from today! @excelmovies @ZeeStudiosInt,” he wrote.”Gold” is the fictional re-telling of the India’s iconic win at the 1948 London Olympics.Also featuring Mouni Roy, Amit Sadh, Kunal Kapoor and Vineet Kumar Singh, the film released on August 15.In May, Saudi Arabia held a private screening of international cultural phenomenon, “Black Panther” to herald the launch of movie theatres, open to the public, in the kingdom. PTI RDSRDS
Mark Hughes Hughes remains defiant amid pressure as Stoke crash out at Coventry Russell Greaves 02:51 1/7/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Getty Stoke City Stoke City v Newcastle United Premier League The Potters were humbled by the League Two club, but the manager remains confident he can turn things around soon Mark Hughes’ Stoke City future was left hanging by a thread following Saturday’s shock FA Cup loss to Coventry City, but the Welshman insists he “can take the pressure” and turn things around.Speculation is rife that Hughes will be sacked following the 2-1 defeat at the League Two club, though the 54-year-old spoke as if he would be afforded another chance to prompt a revival.Jack Grimmer’s goal proved decisive to compound the woes of a club languishing 18th in the Premier League, leaving the under-fire Hughes with no place to hide. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “It’s clearly a difficult time for us,” he told BBC Sport . “When we make mistakes, they’re getting penalised.”We’re not giving ourselves the right defensive platform at the moment and when that happens you’re always vulnerable.”Clearly, the only way to quieten down the noise around the club is to win games. We need to turn it around and quickly.”We’re good enough in this league – we’ve proved it during my tenure – but we’ve got to be better in key moments.”We’re all under pressure. I can take the pressure and the focus. I’m not naive and I realise people will talk about my position.”But we’ve got good owners who will make the right decisions for the club. They have done before and they’ll do it again.”Hughes took the Stoke helm in 2013, having had spells in charge of the Wales national team and Manchester City, among others.