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Aamir Khan’s Dangal gets fresh lease of life, crosses 6 million Hong Kong dollars in five days

first_imgIf you thought that the reign of Aamir Khan’s Dangal was over with the end of its dream run in China, you were wrong. The film released in Hong Kong on August 24, and has taken the box office by storm there, as well. In fact, the film earned more than six million Hong Kong dollars in just five days. Dangal earned HK$ 6,159,421 (Rs 5.04 crore) as of Monday.The Nitesh Tiwari-directed film has smashed existing records to become the highest grossing Bollywood film of all time. Its performance in China took everyone by surprise, and Dangal raked in more than Rs 1000 crore in the neighbouring country alone. In fact, the sports drama’s collection in China was greater than its domestic collection.Fans were disappointed when Dangal stopped just short of Rs 2000 crore worldwide. With a fresh lease of life in Hong Kong, will the film be able to reach the milestone?Dangal tells the story of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, and his struggle to train his daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari, played by Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra respectively, to become world wrestling champions.ALSO READ: Dangal Movie ReviewALSO READ: Chinese President Xi Jinping is all praise for Aamir Khan’s DangalALSO WATCH: Decoding the success of Dangal in Chinalast_img read more

Air Force Names Four Candidates to Host New Tanker Reserve Unit

first_imgThe Air Force is considering four locations to host the first Reserve-led KC-46A Pegasus unit — Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.; Seymour-Johnson AFB, N.C.; Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass.; and Grissom ARB, Ind.Officials on Tuesday said the service’s next generation aerial tanker KC-46As will begin arriving at the first Air Force Reserve-led global mobility wing in fiscal 2019.Air Mobility Command and Air Force Reserve Command now will conduct site surveys of each candidate. Officials will grade each location against operational requirements, potential impacts to existing missions, housing, infrastructure and manpower, according to a press release. They also will develop cost estimates to bed down the KC-46A at each candidate base.After briefing the Air Force secretary and chief of staff, the service will select preferred and reasonable alternatives for the operating location. The Air Force plans to announce those alternatives and begin the environmental impact analysis process this summer.“We look forward to the next phase of the process when preferred and reasonable alternatives are announced and our candidate base communities have an opportunity to participate by providing input for the environmental impact analysis,” said Mark Pohlmeier, acting deputy assistant secretary for installations.Tanker units under consideration that are not selected for the KC-46A “will continue to fly their current aircraft for the foreseeable future,” said Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh.  Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more