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Second song from Allu Arjun and Rashmika Mandanna's Pushpa 2 to be out tomorrow

The excitement for Pushpa 2: The Rule is continuously reaching new heights. After an immensely captivating teaser and the electrifying first single 'Pushpa Pushpa,' the makers are now gearing up for the release of the second single, 'The Couple Song.' As the song is set for release tomorrow, the makers are leaving no stone unturned to raise anticipation, making everyone eager to witness India's favourite Jodi, PushpaRaj and Srivalli, back on screen. The makers shared a poster of the second single, 'The Couple Song,' from Pushpa 2: The Rule, featuring the National Award winner Allu Arjun as PushpaRaj and the National Crush Rashmika Mandanna as Srivalli. They further jotted down the caption: "Pushpa Raj  Srivalli INDIA KA FAVOURITE JODI are coming to mesmerize us all with #TheCoupleSong #Pushpa2SecondSingle Out tomorrow at 11.07 AM A Rockstar @ThisIsDSP Musical Sung by @shreyaghoshal #Pushpa2TheRule Grand release worldwide on 15th AUG 2024. Icon Star @alluarjun @iamRashmika @aryasukku #FahadhFaasil @SukumarWritings @MythriOfficial @TSeries"           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Pushpa (@pushpamovie) The second single, 'The Couple Song,' from Pushpa 2: The Rule is set for release tomorrow at 11:07 AM, and the excitement is indeed on the rise. The song will be sung by the melody queen, Shreya Ghoshal, in six different languages. Pushpa 2: The Rule is slated to release in theaters worldwide on August 15, 2024. Directed by Sukumar and produced by Mythri Movie Makers, it stars Allu Arjun, Rashmika Mandanna, and Fahadh Faasil in the lead roles. After watching the new teaser, the anticipation for the film has reached a new high among the audience. The teaser features the Jaathara sequence from the film - also known as Sammakka Saralamma Jaathara, a festival to honor the Hindu tribal goddess. It is celebrated in the state of Telangana. Every year, more than 10 million devotees visit this four-day festival. Sharing the teaser announcement on Instagram, Allu Arjun wrote, “I thank each and every one of you for the birthday wishes! My heart is full of gratitude. Please take this teaser as my way of saying thank you!”           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Allu Arjun (@alluarjunonline) The first part of Pushpa showcased power tussles set against the backdrop of red sandalwood smuggling.

28 May,2024 12:31 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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NTR Jr pays tribute to grandfather NTR on his 101 birth anniversary

Actor NTR Jr on Tuesday morning visited the NTR ghat to pay tribute to his grandfather and the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR) on his 101 birth anniversary.  In the videos, the RRR star was seen at the memorial with folded hands and paying his tribute. Apart from NTR Jr, his brother Nandamuri Kalyanram also paid tribute to NTR. Both the actors offered flowers at the memorial and paid their respects.NTR's son actor-politician Nandamuri Balakrishna was also spotted at the ghat. He arrived to offer his respects to his late father. Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, fondly known as NTR, was an Indian actor, producer, director, editor and politician who served as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh for seven years.  He received three National Film Awards for co-producing 'Thodu Dongalu' (1954) and 'Seetharama Kalyanam' (1960) and directing 'Varakatnam' (1970). NTR also received the erstwhile Rashtrapati Awards for his performance(s) in films like 'Raju Peda' (1954) and 'Lava Kusa' (1963). Meanwhile, on the work front, NTR Jr will be next seen in the Pan-India film 'Devara' which also stars Saif Ali Khan and Janhvi Kapoor in the lead roles.He also has 'War 2', which is being directed by Ayan Mukerji, who is best known for his films 'Wake Up Sid', 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' and 'Brahmastra'. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/ reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

28 May,2024 10:24 AM IST | Mumbai | ANI
Fahadh Faasil

'Aavesham' star Fahadh Faasil reveals he was diagnosed with ADHD at age 41

Malayalam star Fahadh Faasil, who is among the finest actors in India recently revealed that he has ADHD. Speaking at a public event recently, the actor shared that he was clinically diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 41.  The 'Aavesham' actor was inaugurating Peace Valley Children's Village in Kothamangalam, a facility that caters to developmentally challenged children. While walking through the premises of the school, I inquired whether it's easy to cure ADHD. I was told, if diagnosed in childhood, it is possible. I asked whether it could be cured if diagnosed at 41. That's when I was clinically diagnosed with ADHD,” said Fahad at the event and went on to spread awareness on the topic. The actor shared his discussion with one of the top executives of the facility. "I asked him whether ADHD can be treated easily and he replied, it can be treated more effectively if diagnosed during childhood itself." Addressing the crowd, particularly referring to the children gathered, Fahadh offered all his support for the facility and added, "If you can smile when you see me, that's the greatest thing I can do for you." What Is ADHD? ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It’s a brain disorder that affects how you pay attention, sit still, and control your behavior. It happens in children and teens and can continue into adulthood. ADHD is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental disorders in children. It’s usually spotted during the early school years, when a child begins to have problems paying attention.  ADHD can't be prevented or cured. But spotting it early, plus having a good treatment and education plan, can help you or your child with ADHD manage symptoms. ADHD Types and Symptoms in ChildrenThere are three types of ADHD diagnosed in children: Inattentive A child with inattentive ADHD may: Be easily distractedHave trouble following directions or finishing tasksHave poor listening skillsHave trouble paying attention Make careless mistakesForget things easilyHave problems organizing daily tasksHave trouble sitting stillOften lose thingsDaydream a lotHyperactive-impulsive  A child with with this type of ADHD may: Often squirm, fidget, or bounce when sittingHave trouble staying seatedNot be able to play quietly by themselvesAlways be moving, such as running or climbing on thingsTalk excessivelyHave trouble waiting for their turnBlurt out answersInterrupt others On the work front:  Directed by Jithu Madhavan, 'Aavesham' also stars Ashish Vidyarthi, Mansoor Ali Khan, and Sajin Gopu. The Malayalam movie which became a rage narrates the tell of three teenagers who move to Bengaluru for college and end up in a fight with their seniors. To help survive, they seek help from a local gangster. Fahadh portrayed a Bengaluru gangster with roots in Kerala and Karnataka. He is dressed entirely in white and sports a thick handlebar moustache. The acclaimed actor earlier told Manorama Online why he had chosen to play the character. “I have not explored such characters before, so when this story came to me, I said yes. My character is loud in this movie, unlike the ones I did in the past. Also, I speak a mix of Kannada and Malayalam," he said.

27 May,2024 02:38 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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Preity Zinta honours Santosh Sivan at Cannes 2024

Preity Zinta presented Santosh Sivan, who shot her debut film 'Dil Se' in 1998, the prestigious Pierre Angenieux ExcelLens in Cinematography award in the presence of India's Ambassador to France, Jawed Ashraf, at the 77th Cannes Film Festival on Friday night. Sivan became the first Asian to be awarded the prized named after the inventor of the zoom lens that revolutionised cinematography. Preity looked every inch elegant dressed in a blush-pink saree as she went on stage at the Palais de Festivals to present the honour to Sivan. Before Sivan was given the award, the ambassador pointed out in his welcome speech how the "greatest film festival" had become "a very special one for India" in its 77th year. Ambassador Ahraf pointed out that Cannes, which had become "a symbol of the permanence of excellence", had always had a special place for India. "You have recognised and honoured our best," the ambassador said. "It is here that some of our best have been discovered for the world. But it is also here that some of our young dreams have landed softly and beautifully, and careers have taken off."           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Santosh Sivan ASC (@sivan_santosh) Sivan was dressed in a tuxedo with a felt hat to complete his look for the occasion. Upon receiving the award, he said: "It is the most awesome time I have had in my life. It is an amazing place to receive this ... for the Cannes Film Festival is the most beautiful festival I have attended." He added: "Like Preity said, I also don't want to say too much except that I am hoping my father, mother, brother, who are no more, are smiling." Admitting that he had been "a really bad husband because I have been filming all the time", Sivan said his family was with him and that "they must be really happy". Sivan thanked his home state, Kerala, "from where I come from because it is that culture that I imbibed". He added: "And it is the Malayalam industry where I learnt the basics because cinematography is without language. From there I shifted to Tamil cinema and from Hindi to Hollywood. What is great about this profession is that it has no boundaries". A graduate of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and Padma Shri recipient, Sivan has made 55 feature films and 50 documentaries, and has won a stack of national and international awards. His journey acquired a quicker pace with Mani Ratnam's 'Dil Se', which had Preity, Shah Rukh Khan and Manisha Koirala playing the lead roles. Preity and Sivan will once again work together in Rajkumar Santoshi's upcoming period drama 'Lahore 1947'. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/ reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

25 May,2024 06:22 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS
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'Pushpa 2': Rashmika Mandanna flaunts her new hookstep in second track 'Sooseki'

Building more excitement among fans, the makers of Pushpa 2: The Rule' on Thursday teased fans with a glimpse of the film's second single, 'Sooseki'. Taking to the official X handle, the film's production house Mythri Movie Makers treated fans with the song teaser video and captioned it, "The Couple Song Announcement Video." The Couple Song Announcement Video 👌 — Mythri Movie Makers (@MythriOfficial) May 23, 2024 The teaser features Rashmika Mandanna on the sets of Pushpa 2. She can be seen doing Pushpa Raj a.k.a Allu Arjun's signature hand step. The song is composed by Devi Sri Prasad and the lyrics are written by Chandra Bose with the vocals given by Shreya Ghoshal. The track will feature both Srivalli (Rashmika) and her Saami (Pushpa Raj aka Arjun). Recently, 'Pushpa Pushpa', the film's first track, was released in a whopping six languages - Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, and Bengali - ensuring a pan-India mass appeal. Produced by Mythri Movie Makers and Muttamsetty Media, the film will be released on August 15, 2024. Allu Arjun, the main lead of the film, received a National Film Award for his performance in the first part. The first part of Pushpa showcased power tussles set against the backdrop of red sandalwood smuggling. Sukumar directed it. The film will see Allu, Rashmika, and Fahadh Faasil reprise their roles as Pushpa Raj, Srivalli, and Bhanwar Singh Shekawat. The film will be released in Telugu, apart from other south Indian languages and Hindi. Pushpa: The Rise hit screens in December 2021 and fans have been waiting for the sequel ever since. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/ reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

24 May,2024 09:25 AM IST | Mumbai | ANI
The customised car. Pic/Yogen Shah

Fast, furious and cruising into future

A common joke is that certain south films’ promotional events can rival the scale of many Hindi movies. At the teaser launch of Kalki 2898 AD, we realised this may not be an exaggeration. On Wednesday, from a few metres away, we could hear fans chanting Prabhas’ name well before we reached the part of Ramoji Film City that served as the event’s venue. Guess that’s what you get when you bring over 10,000 fans of the Telugu superstar under one roof. Beginning at 7 pm, the event had enough to keep the eager admirers entertained—a band played hit songs from Prabhas’ films, followed by a bike stunt show, and a dance performance.    At 9 pm, amid fireworks and deafening cheer, the leading man made a smashing entry, riding a yellow customised vehicle. While some fans crossed the barricades to get a closer glimpse of Prabhas, some others had their eyes glued to the vehicle. That’s how we were introduced to Bujji, the AI-powered car that apparently took the technical team over two years to develop. After the teaser was unveiled, it was evident that Bujji—a futuristic vehicle that forms a friendship with Prabhas’ character Bhairava—commands its own space in director Nag Ashwin’s star-studded movie featuring Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, and Deepika Padukone.  Prabhas waves out to his fans at the event Prabhas is usually shy, but on this day, we saw his voluble side. A part of it was brought on by the joy of working with two of the country’s biggest acting legends. “[What I treasured] more than anything else was working with Amitabh sir and Kamal sir. The whole country looks up to these two artistes, and luckily, I had an opportunity to work with them. I’m very lucky,” said the actor. He went on to narrate how, as a child, he was deeply influenced by Haasan’s Telugu hit, Sagara Sangamam (1983). “After watching Sagara Sangamam, I asked my mom to make me similar outfits. I used to say I am unable to do that head dance move. I tried to ape his style.” He also praised Padukone, describing her as “the most gorgeous superstar.” Kalki 2898 AD is among the most ambitious sci-fi spectacles coming out of Indian cinema. The actor was thrilled that the director’s vision was brought to reality by producer Ashwin Dutt. “Dutt sir was not scared, he wanted the scale to be bigger and better.”

24 May,2024 06:11 AM IST | Hyderabad | Priyanka Sharma

Prabhas on wedding rumours: 'Don't want to hurt feelings of my female fans'

Makers of 'Kalki 2898 AD' held a grand event in Hyderabad on Wednesday, which was also attended by the film's lead actor, Prabhas. Prabhas stole the show with his grand entry, driving a sports car amid fireworks and thunderous applause from the crowd. The actor later introduced everyone to the new character of Kalki 2898 AD - Bujji - a tiny robot. Controlled by the brain and voiced by Keerthy Suresh, Bujji promises to be a smart, exciting addition to the film, challenging the developers and adding a new dimension to the storyline. Director Nag Ashwin expressed his excitement about Bujji, describing it as the toughest and most intriguing character in the film. With its futuristic design and advanced technology, Bujji is poised to captivate audiences and elevate 'Kalki 2898 AD' to unprecedented heights of success.           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Prabhas (@actorprabhas) At the event, Prabhas was asked about his social media post about “someone special” which led to his wedding rumours. Addressing the same, the actor clarified, “I am not getting married soon because I don't want to hurt the feelings of my female fans." 'Kalki 2898 AD' is directed by Nag Ashwin. The film is touted to be a mythology-inspired sci-fi extravaganza set in the future. Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Kamal Haasan, and Disha Patani are also a part of the 'Kalki' world.  Besides that, Prabhas has joined Vishnu Manchu's 'Kannappa'. It is directed by Mukesh Kumar Singh and produced by Manchu's banners AVA Entertainment and 24 Frames Factory. The film also stars Akshay Kumar, Preity Mukhundhan, Mohanlal, Mohan Babu, R Sarathkumar, Brahmanandam, Madhoo, and Mukesh Rishi. Earlier this year, on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti, Prabhas announced his next film, a romantic horror 'The Raja Saab'. The film is directed by Maruthi Dasari, mostly known as just Maruthi, whose credits include horror-comedy 'Prema Katha Chitram' (2013), romantic comedy 'Mahanubhavudu' (2017), and comedy-drama 'Prati Roju Pandage' (2019).  Talking about the film, Maruthi said, 'The Raja Saab' stands as one of my most ambitious projects to date. We are geared up to offer our audiences a grand horror experience. Having Prabhas on board is particularly special as his electrifying screen presence infused with our horror narrative is sure to leave audiences amazed.  Prabhas also has Sandeep Reddy Vanga's 'Spirit.  (With inputs from ANI)

23 May,2024 08:49 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
Shruti Haasan confirms split

Shruti Haasan confirms break up with longtime boyfriend Santanu Hazarika

Actor Shruti Haasan has officially ended her relationship with her ex-boyfriend Santanu Hazarika. She revealed this during an Instagram Ask Me Anything (AMA) session. Shruti Haasan breaks up with Santanu Hazarika On Thursday, May 23, Shruti hosted an AMA session, and when a fan asked about her relationship status with the question "single or committed," the Salaar actor responded, "I don't enjoy answering these questions, but, I am entirely single and willing to mingle. Only working and enjoying my life. Enough?" Rumours about the (now ex) couple breaking up Just four weeks ago, the rumour mills were rife with reports of a split. The rumours circulating suggested that the long-time lovers have now parted ways. In a recent post by a paparazzo account claimed that Shruti Haasan and Santanu Hazarika have broken up.  The report by the paparazzo account Viral Bhayani also suggests that they have unfollowed each other on Instagram. This is not it, as just recently, Shruti has penned down a cryptic note which hints towards her reported break up. Shruti, while sharing it to her social media account, wrote, “It’s been a crazy ride, learning so much about myself and about people. We should never be sorry for all the things we can be or need to be.” However, it should be noted that neither of the two has officially spoken up about these rumours surrounding their relationship. Shruti and Santanu, who have never hidden their love from the world, are yet to clarify about their relationship status. It was just yesterday when HT, in their report, confirmed Shruti and Santanu’s break up. A source revealed to the portal that the couple had called it quits last month. “They broke up last month. Since there were personal wavelength issues, they decided to part ways amicably,” the source said. It was earlier this year when the couple sparked wedding rumours when social media sensation Orry aka Orhan Awatramani referred to Santanu as Shruti’s husband. However, Shruti later clarified that they are not married. “So, I’m not married. For someone who has been open about every single thing, why would I hide this? LOL. So people who don’t know me at all, please calm down,” she wrote on her Instagram stories. Shruti and Santanu had a very interesting love story. The two became friends when Santanu slid into the actor’s DMs and they both started talking. Later, the two started chatting and soon fell in love with each other. The two were in a live-in relationship. 

23 May,2024 06:33 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent

Mammootty on Malayalam cinema outperforming other industries: 'When people ignor

Mammootty's latest film 'Turbo, an action comedy has hit the theatres today. The superstar has been extensively promoting the film. This marks is second release of the year after 'Bramayugam'. He is one of the few actors in India who is enjoying a successful streak at the box office. His previous films like 'Bramayugam', 'Kaathal-The Core' and 'Kannur Squad' performed well, critically and commercially. The actor has been lauded for his choice of scripts and for boosting the image of Malayalam cinema at a time when majority of the films from the state are doing well.  While promoting 'Turbo' in Dubai, Mammootty addressed Malayalam cinema's recent successful streak at the box office and audience acceptance as other industries struggle to get people to the audience. He attributed the success to the evolving taste of the audience. "The audience controls cinema and it undergoes change only if the former does. When people consistently ignore bad films and watch only the good ones, movies naturally improve,” he said, Cue Studio reported. “We are currently experiencing a good phase with the arrival of consecutive quality films because our audiences support and watch good cinema. Look at other languages/industries; they are failing because they don’t understand their audience. The audience completely controls cinema,” he emphasised. Helmed by Vysakh and penned by Midhun Manuel Thomas, Turbo, bankrolled by Mammootty himself under the banner of his Mammootty Kampany, will hit the screens on May 23. The film also stars ace Kannada filmmaker-actor Raj B. Shetty, Sunil, Anjana Jayaprakash, Kabir Duhan Singh, and Bindu Panicker in key roles. The film has already made significant waves, accumulating over Rs 3.25 crore in pre-sales, according to the Sacnilk website. This impressive figure positions ‘Turbo’ among the top contenders in the pre-sale earnings race, closely chasing behind notable films like Dulquer Salmaan’s ‘King of Kotha’ and Prithviraj’s ‘Aadujeevitham.’ Since January, Malayalam hits like 'Premalu', 'Manjummel Boys', 'Aadujeevitham and the recent Aavesham have proved to be a box office successes with films breaking records.  Mammootty's last release 'Bramayugam' became the highest-grossing black and white film in Indian cinema. His other acclaimed hits in the recent past include Abraham Ozler, Kaathal – The Core, Kannur Squad, Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam, Rorschach, Puzhu, CBI 5: The Brain and Bheeshma Parvam.

23 May,2024 02:36 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
Ilaiyarajaa and still from Manjummel Boys

Ilaiyarajaa sends legal notice to 'Manjummel Boys' producer

Months after the theatrical release of the Malayalam film 'Manjummel Boys', music composer Ilaiyarajaa has sent a legal notice to makers for using hisn sng 'Kanmani Anbodu' from the 1991 Tamil movie 'Gunaa'. The song was used at a pivotal scene in the film based on a real-life story that is set in the Guna caves in Kodaikanal. After the release of the film, the song went viral on social media.  'Manjummel Boys' director Chidambaram shared the news article in Malayalam on his Instagram stories without making any comment. He, however, shared the Tamil song 'Malarnthum Malaratha', composed by TM Soundararajan, from the Tamil movie 'Pasamalar'.  Ilaiyarajaa sent a notice addressed to Soubin Shahir, who played a pivotal role in the film, as well as to Babu Shahir and Shawn Anthony of Parava Films. The composer claimed that he holds all the legal moral and special rights over the son 'Kanmani Anbodu Kaadhaan'.  "Our client reserves the right to initiate appropriate legal actions for such improper and unauthorized usage of the song in the said cinematographic film, which is his original musical work," said the notice. According to LiveLaw, Ilaiyarajaa claimed that even though the makers credited him in the title cards, it does not substitute for his permission/license/consent for using the musical work. He claimed that the exploitation of the work for commercial gain without his permission/license and without payment of royalty or license fee was a violation of law. He also said that as the owner of the musical work, his rights are protected under the Copyrights Act 1957.  The notice said that the makers of 'Manjummel Boys' used the song at multiple points in the film and continued to use the song for their promotional material on various platforms. He thus called upon the producers of the movie to either obtain proper permission/consent/license for continuing to use the song or remove the musical work from the movie and the promotional activities. He also sought compensation for unauthorised use of the song within a period of 15 days. 'Manjummel Boys' was a monster hit at the Kerala and Tamil Nadu box office. It became the first Malayalam film to collect Rs 200 crore at the box office in just 26 days of its release. The movie is based on a true incident from 2006 and revolves around a group of friends from a small town called Manjummel near Kochi, who decide to take a vacation in Kodaikanal.

23 May,2024 01:53 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
Samantha Ruth Prabhu

'I wanna see you win': Samantha Ruth Prabhu's cryptic post has IPL connection?

Ahead of the first eliminator match of the IPL 2024, between RCB and RR, on Wednesday, actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu penned a cryptic note on Instagram. Her note spoke about victories and aspirations. Netizens assumed that the post was made in support of Virat Kohli's team 'Royal Challengers Bengaluru'. RCB faced RR on Wednesday evening at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.  Hours before the match, Samantha posted a note titled, "I wanna see you win'. The caption read, "Whatever your heart desires, Whatever aspirations you hold, I am rooting for you...You are deserving of victory."           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Samantha (@samantharuthprabhuoffl) Fans immediately felt that the post was repeated to RCB making to the playoffs and having a chance at the trophy. "Why did I immediately think this was an RCB fanpage post dammit I need to chill," commented a netizen.  Another wrote, “A positive note from you gives even more strength to everyone who is looking for success in every way possible." Last year, on a chat show hosted by Star Sports India, Samantha expressed her support for Virat Kohli and revealed that he inspired her. "Virat Kohli is so inspiring. His dedication, grit and commitment are just amazing and so inspiring to watch. He’s made a lot of lives change with his grit and determination," she said.  RCB vs RR: Summarizing the match between Bengaluru and Rajasthan, RR won the toss and elected to bowl first. Almost every RCB batter got a start, but they could not convert them into a big knock. Rajat Patidar (34 in 22 balls, with two fours and two sixes), Virat Kohli (33 in 24 balls, with three fours and a six) and Mahipal Lomror (32 in 17 balls, with two fours and two sixes) emerged as top-scorers, restricting RCB to 172/8 in their 20 overs. Avesh Khan (3/44) was the top bowler for RR. Ravichandran Ashwin (2/19) and Trent Boult (1/16) also did a fine job of putting brakes on RCB run-rate. In the run-chase, the Royals' got off to a fine start, with Yashasvi Jaiswal (45 in 30 balls, with eight fours) and Tom Kohler Cadmore (20 in 15 balls, with four boundaries) putting on a 46-run stand. From then on, RCB bowlers applied some pressure on Rajasthan, restricting the run-flow and getting some wickets. RR was restricted to 112/4 in 13.1 overs. However, Riyan Parag (36 in 26 balls, with two fours and two sixes) held one end before he was dismissed while Shimron Hetmyer (26 in 14 balls, with three fours and a six) and Rovman Powell (16* in eight balls, with two fours and a six) attacked RCB in the last few overs to get a four-wicket win with an over left.   

23 May,2024 09:49 AM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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