Industry veteran Anupam Kher, whose career has spanned over three decades and over 500 films, says playing the role of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been the most difficult one in his career.
Anupam spoke to the media on the sidelines of the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Smruti Pratishthan Awards 2018 held here on Tuesday. Asked whether he has completed shooting of the ambitious film “The Accidental Prime Minister”, Kher said: “No… Only 40 percent of the film shoot has been completed. I have studied the character of Manmohan Singh for four months and it is the most difficult role that I have done. I hope the audience will see his journey on-screen really soon.
A video of Anupam in the midst of the film
s shoot was met with appreciation for how well the actor has tried to mould his walk and demeanour to match Singhs distinct style.
At the awards ceremony, Anupam received a special honour for his contribution to Indian theatre and cinema.
“I have come straight here only to receive this award from England after completing my shooting (schedule) for
The Accidental Prime Minister. I am really honoured and fortunate to receive this award.
“The kind of contribution that the Mangeshkar family has in the world of music is really unbelievable. They have not only won our hearts with their music but with voices of Mangeshkar sisters, they have united the nation and that is their achievement. It`s a great feeling to receive an honour by them.”
Anupam dedicated the award to youngsters from rural parts of India.
“Whenever I receive an award for my work, it motivates me to do even better. I always say that it’s not my lifetime achievement award because I feel like I have started my career just now. This award I have dedicated to youngsters from rural parts of India who come here (to Mumbai) and work hard towards achieving success.
“I just want to advise them that if a boy like me who was a son of the clerk from forest department of Shimla can receive this award, then they can also achieve many things in their life.”
Honor 20 Pro With Quad Camera Setup, Hole-Punch Display Launched
The Honor 20 series has finally been unveiled, and the most premium of the three phones is the Honor 20 Pro. The phone is equipped with a quad camera setup at the back and a 32-megapixel selfie senor for imaging and video shooting. It features a 6.26-inch hole-punch display, packs a large 4,000mAh battery, is powered by the Kirin 980 processor based on the 7nm process, and offers up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The fingerprint scanner is side-mounted. At the London launch, Honor also unveiled the Honor 20 and Honor 20 Lite.
Honor 20 Pro price
The Honor 20 Pro is priced starting at EUR 599 (roughly Rs. 46,500). The phone has been made available in Phantom Black and Phantom Blue colour options.
India pricing and availability is set to be announced on June 11. The phone will be sold on Flipkart online. Alongside the Honor 20 Pro, the company also launched the Honor 20 and Honor 20 Lite phones at its London event as well.
Honor 20 Pro specifications
As for specifications, the Honor 20 Pro runs on Android Pie-based Magic UI 2.1.0. The phone features a 6.26-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) display with 412ppi pixel density and 91.7 percent screen-to-body ratio. The phone is powered by the 7nm Kirin 980 processor with dual-NPU and up to 8GB of RAM. Inbuilt storage is offered up to 256GB.
The Honor 20 Pro offers a quad camera setup that entails a primary 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 snapper with f/1.4 aperture and a large 0.5-inch sensor. There’s a secondary 16-megapixel super-wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 117-degree angle lens. It is accompanied by an 8-megapixel telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture that support 3x lossless optical zoom, 5x hybrid zoom, 30x digital zoom, and 4-axis OIS..
Lastly, the quad camera setup has a 2-megapixel macro camera with f/2.4 aperture for 4cm near macro photography. Features include 4-axis OIS, AIS, EIS, PDAF, AI Ultra Clarity Mode, AIS Super Night Mode, and more. There is also laser autofocus. It supports up to 4K video recording. It has received an overall DxOMark score of 111, Honor announced at the event. Up front, there is a 32-megapixel selfie snapper with f/2.0 aperture and 3D portrait lightning. It offers up to 1080p video recording, supported by EIS.
The Pro variant packs a 4,000mAh battery with 22.5W Honor Super Charge support that touts to charge 50 percent of the battery in 30 minutes. The dimensions of the phone are 154.60×73.97×8.44mm and it weighs 182 grams. The phone supports Virtual 9.1 Surround Sound technology, and comes with dual microphones. Sensors on board include proximity sensor, digital compass, ambient light sensor, gravity sensor, hall-sensor, and gyroscope.
Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5, and USB 2.0. It supports GPU Turbo 3.0 and Graphene Cooling Sheet technology for intense gaming sessions. As mentioned, the Honor 20 Pro houses a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. Lastly, the company also unveiled a Honor + Fortnite Wonder Outfit, exclusively for Honor 20 series users.
Roav by Anker Brings Alexa-Powered Smart Car Charger to India
Roav by Anker is finally entering the Indian market with the launch of its Alexa-enabled car charger – Viva Pro. The company claims that this is the first Alexa-enabled car charger to be released in the country. The Viva Pro has been priced at Rs. 5,490 and is already available via all major electronics and auto accessories stores in the country. It will also be offered via Amazon beginning June.
According to Roav by Anker, the Viva Pro smart car charger supports voice-controlled navigation, music streaming, voice-initiated calling, and a lot more, all using the Amazon Alexa capabilities. Given the availability of thousands of skills on Alexa, there is plenty that Viva Pro users can do with the smart car charger.
Viva Pro can be plugged into the cigarette lighter of your car and features two USB ports with high-speed charging support. It also packs two microphones with Acoustic Echo Cancellation to accurately hear every command being relayed by the user. The company notes that Viva Pro can hear both driver and passenger’s voice clearly even when music is being played in the car.
The smart car charger also comes with a physical button to mute the microphone and an LED that lights up when the device is actively listening to voice commands.
Roav by Anker Innovations says that Viva Pro can work with pretty much every car, thanks to the support for Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, AUX-Out, and FM Transmission.
The debut of Roav by Anker follows the entry of Anker, Eufy, and Soundcore brands from the company in India. Anker Innovations made its entry in India in June last year with Eufy and Anker brands, and Soundcore followed later.
Gopal Jeyaraj – Head, India and SAARC said, “The smart home has grown at a fast clip, but there’s another space that we spend a whole lot of time living in “Our Car”, said Gopal Jeyaraj, Head, India and SAARC, Anker Innovations, said in a statement. “Roav by Anker Innovations offers products which will transform any car into connected smart car with its product line ranging from Dashcam’s, Voice-activated car charger and Jump Starter.”
Ananya calls SRK her ‘second dad’
‘Student Of The Year 2’ actress Ananya Panday, who is said to have called Shah Rukh Khan her “second dad” recently, got playful with the superstar’s youngest son AbRam.
Ananya showcased her ability to touch the tip of her nose with her tongue. She took to Instagram Stories and shared a video clip which also features AbRam.
In the video, she is seen teaching the little boy how to do the gorlin sign.
“Shocking him with my talent,” Ananya captioned the video. Ananya shares a close bond with SRK’s daughter Suhana and now with this video, it seems she also enjoys spending time with AbRam.
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