I don't want to direct films, I am happy where I am: Akshay Kumar

I don't want to direct films, I am happy where I am: Akshay Kumar Mumbai: Action star Akshay Kumar is busy producing films, but says he has no interest in donning a director's hat in the future. He was present at the trailer launch of the film 'Fugly', which he has produced with Ashwini Yardi under their Grazing Goat Pictures banner. Asked if he ever plans to turn to direction, he said: "I don't want to go into direction, I am happy where I...
12:35 PM, Apr 08, 2014

'Fugly' trailer: Boxer Vijender Singh, Anil Kapoor's nephew Mohit Marwah make their film debut

'Fugly' trailer: Boxer Vijender Singh, Anil Kapoor's nephew Mohit Marwah make their film debut Another sportsperson is all set to make his Bollywood debut. World boxing champion Vijender Singh makes his film debut in Kabir Sadanand's 'Fugly'. The film also features Anil Kapoor's nephew Mohit Marwah in the lead role. The trailer of the film indicates a story of four happy-go-lucky youngsters and their brush with the Delhi police. The film also features Jimmy Shergill, who plays a Haryanvi cop in the film. Produced...
10:06 AM, Apr 08, 2014

Vijender Singh seeks government help to resolve boxing crisis

Vijender Singh seeks government help to resolve boxing crisis New Delhi: Star boxer Vijender Singh urged the central government to step in and resolve the ongoing crisis in Indian boxing for betterment of the sport, here. "The country's boxing federation has been suspended by the International body. I would request our government to step forward and resolve the issue", Vijender said. The 2008 Beijing Olympics bronze medallist also believed that unless the country's sporting authorities do not maintain a...
05:58 PM, Mar 28, 2014
I only care about boxing: Vijender Singh

I only care about boxing: Vijender Singh

The Olympic medallist says he is not supporting any particular group but hopes AIBA lifts the ban off Indian federation. ...
11:17 PM, Mar 19, 2014

Vijender Singh feels that walking on the ramp is definitely easier than boxing

Vijender Singh feels that walking on the ramp is definitely easier than boxing Mumbai: Boxing champion Vijender Singh walked the ramp for ace designer Archana Kochhar at ongoing Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014 here today. "I loved this experience of walking the ramp. It was amazing. Walking the ramp is definitely easy than doing boxing," Vijender said. The Olympian pugilist, who is making his acting debut with Akshay Kumar's home production film 'Fugly', was joined by co-stars Kiara Advani, Mohit Marwah on the...
12:57 PM, Mar 17, 2014

Officials trade punches as boxers slide in 2013

Officials trade punches as boxers slide in 2013 New Delhi: The continuing administrative logjam worsened into a full-fledged factional tug-of-war while Indian boxing's poster boy, Vijender Singh, found himself at the center of a devastating drug scandal in what was a thoroughly tumultuous year for the country's pugilists. Suspended internationally last year, the Indian Boxing Federation remained a pariah this year too, preventing the country's boxers from competing under the national flag. To top it all, Vijender, the...
11:55 AM, Dec 25, 2013

World Boxing Championships: Vikash, Sumit, Satish in quarters

World Boxing Championships: Vikash, Sumit, Satish in quarters Almaty, (Kazakhstan): Indian boxers continued to touch new highs at the World Championships here as three of them entered the quarter-finals on an all-win day to take the total number to an unprecedented five. Vikash Malik (60kg), Sumit Sangwan (81kg) and Satish Kumar (+91kg) joined Shiva Thapa (56kg) and Manoj Kumar (64kg) in the quarter-finals, making it one better than the previous best achieved in the 2011 edition in Azerbaijan....
05:29 PM, Oct 22, 2013

Down with viral but Vijender dominates World Championship opener

Down with viral but Vijender dominates World Championship opener Almaty: Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh (75kg) gave a dominating performance despite being down with viral fever to thrash Sweden's Hampus Henriksson in his opening bout and enter the second round of the World Championships here Thursday. Vijender, who was the first Indian boxer to win a medal at the mega-event (a bronze in the 2009 edition), out-punched his rival 3-0 to make the last 32 to round off a...
04:20 PM, Oct 17, 2013

Vijender, Nanao in Indian team for World boxing Championships

Vijender, Nanao in Indian team for World boxing Championships Patiala: Vijender Singh (75kg) made a return to the Indian boxing team along with Thokchom Nanao Singh (49kg) as the selectors picked the team for the World Championships after a two-day trial here on Wednesday. There were hardly any surprises in the team, which will compete under the International Boxing Association's banner due to India's provisional suspension. Also making a comeback in the squad was Nanao Singh, a former youth...
11:07 PM, Aug 28, 2013

Feeling good about my game but can do better: Vijender Singh

Feeling good about my game but can do better: Vijender Singh Patiala: "There was a little bit of pressure but I am relaxed now", said star boxer Vijender Singh as he dug from his wealth of experience to present a strong case for selection in the trials for the World Championships to be held from October 11 to 27. The 27-year-old, who was India's first medallist in the World Championships -- a bronze in 2009, took to the ring in a...
08:05 PM, Aug 28, 2013

Indian boxers set for World Championships trial

Indian boxers set for World Championships trial Patiala: One delay and many speculations later, Indian boxers will fight it out for a place in the national team for the World Championships when the three-day trials start here on Tuesday. With the Indian Boxing Federation suspended, they would not get to compete under the country's flag but the boxers would nonetheless fight it out for a spot in the national team of 10 which would be sent to...
03:16 PM, Aug 26, 2013

Vijender Singh set to participate in World Championship trials

Vijender Singh set to participate in World Championship trials New Delhi: Brushing aside speculations about his availability for the upcoming World Championship trials, star Indian boxer Vijender Singh on Monday returned to Patiala from a short leave and would be taking the ring on Tuesday to fight it out for a place in the team. "I had taken a short leave and my coaches and seniors knew of it. I had informed all the concerned authorities before leaving. There...
11:18 AM, Aug 26, 2013

Indian boxers readying for ring without headgear

Indian boxers readying for ring without headgear New Delhi: A week after a decent showing at the Asian Championships, Indian boxers are back at training - and for the first time without headgear, at that, in preparation for the World Championships in October. The International Boxing Association - the world amateur boxing regulator - sought to introduce competitions without headgear from June this year, but the rule was not implemented at the Asian Championships, though the 10-point...
07:23 PM, Jul 17, 2013