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10 Years of Singham: How Ajay Devgn & Prakash Raj's cop drama was a great mix of Hindi & regional actors



It has been 10 whole years since Rohit Shetty’s cop drama Singham hit the theatres and made some serious noise at the box office. Directed by Rohit Shetty, the cop drama released on 22 July in 2011 and has since then become a part of pop culture. From its blazing dialogues to over-the-top action sequences, Singham also was the first film in Shetty’s cop universe that he is expanding today. 

Starring Ajay Devgn, Prakash Raj and Kajal Aggarwal among others, Singham is one of the few masala Bollywood films which saw not just Hindi actors, but regional actors in prominent roles as well. While Ajay Devgn played the lead role as Inspector Bajirao Singham – a no nonsense police officer who cannot tolerate corruption. 

Prakash Raj 

South star Prakash Raj played the lead antagonist as Jaykant Shikre and a great one at that. Even though the film received mixed reviews from critics, it was Prakash Raj’s stellar performance that was hailed by the audience, critics and movie buffs. His dialogue delivery, onscreen presence and the sheer amount of craziness that Prakash Raj brought to the role was unparalleled.  

Kajal Aggarwal 

The film’s female lead was South actress Kajal Aggarwal who played Singham’s love interest. Apart from all the action-packed drama, Singham’s love story was also an important part of the film. While Kajal made her debut with a Hindi film back in the early aughts, the actress up until Singahm worked primarily in Telugu films. She made a strong comeback to Hindi films with Singham which was followed by another hit Special 26. 

Ashok Saraf

While these were the south actors, there were several Marathi actors that Rohit Shetty chose for his project. One of them was veteran Marathi actor Ashok Saraf. Even though Saraf has starred in Hindi films, his exemplary screen work in Marathi films and stage plays makes him one of the most well known artists of the industry. In Singham, Ashok Saraf played a supporting character of a constable who is devoted to his job. 

Vijay Patkar 

Another great choice of casting was the ever-goofy Vijay Patkar who played the role of Singham’s close aide Havaldar Ramesh Kelkar. With an impeccable comic timing, Vijay Patkar and Ajay Devgn’s silly jokes and banter enthused a light hearted take on all the drama and action that was being built for Singham’s epic faceoff with Jaykant Shikre. 

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Sachin Khedekar 

Another well-known Marathi actor who played a pivotal role in the cop drama was Sachin Khedekar. The actor who played the role of Kajal Aggarwal aka Kavya’s father was a suspicious and protective character who was looking out for his daughter. His character Gautam ‘Gotya’ Bhosle, coupled with Singham and Havaldar Kelkar’s banter offered some great laughs.

With the film set on the Goa-Maharashtra border, it only made sense for Rohit Shetty to cast actors who brought some local flavour to the film. And he and his team definitely did get it right with the casting of actors like Ashok Saraf, Vijay Patkar, Sachin Khedekar, Suchitra Bandekar and Sonali Kulkarni among others. 

Singham will forever be remembered for its great performances, over the top action sequences, refreshing dialogues and an entertaining plot. 

Since the success of Singham, Rohit Shetty has expanded his cop universe with films like Singham Returns, Simmba and the soon to be released Sooryavanshi.   

What’s your favourite memory of Singham? Let us know in the comments below.   

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Roddy White, Julio Jones Sued by Cannabis Company, Accused of Fraud



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Tennessee Titans star Julio Jones (right) and former NFL wide receiver Roddy White (left) are among the defendants in a lawsuit filed by a cannabis company.

The former Atlanta Falcons teammates and their co-defendants are accused of alleged fraud and money laundering allegations, according to court papers obtained by the Tennessean.

Genetixs cannabis company claims that Jones, White and others sold around $3 million per month in cannabis since March and kept all the profits for themselves.

The lawsuit alleges the defendants illegally managed and operated Genetixs’ cannabis facility, and failed to report weed sales since March 2021.

Genetixs estimates about $3 million in cannabis was sold illegally by the defendants who then kept the profits for themselves.

According to the Tennessean newspaper:

“Jones and White, who were teammates with the Falcons from 2011 to 2015, are accused of colluding with John Van Beek and his son, Shaun Van Beek, to run a black-market cannabis operation through the Genetixs facility. Jones and White had invested in Genetixs through White’s SLW Holdings, per the documents.”

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Matt Damon’s Joke About Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez & Their ‘True Love’ Is Very Funny



Matt Damon has been repeatedly asked about his BFF Ben Affleck getting back together with his ex fiancee Jennifer Lopez decades after they split in the early 2000s.

In his latest interview, Matt decided to answer with a pretty funny joke.

Click inside to read what Matt Damon said…

“It sucks. I wish them nothing, but you know, hardship,” Matt said while appearing on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show. “But how else would I be? Like, would I be unhappy? Like, I hate true love.”

Find out Matt‘s other reaction when asked about Jen and Ben‘s trip to Europe for her birthday celebration!

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5 Summer Jewelry Trends That Work From The Beach To Happy Hour



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Even though I didn’t get dressed up much last summer, I kept my jewelry game strong even when pairing pieces with PJs and sweatsuits. A full year later, though, my accessories need a major refresh now that I’m out and about again—so I’m turning to Mejuri’s latest drops for clues on the top summer jewelry trends worth shopping.

Luckily, this season’s top looks are all elevated takes on the usual classics. Those dainty gold chains you’ve been loving are still a thing, but consider adding a few statement styles to the mix for prime layering opportunities. For the ears, we’re alllllll about a good hoop moment, but ditch your go-to pair and shop ones with a little more flair.

Oh, speaking of flair—lets get glitzy this summer! Diamonds are in for a super-sparkly accessory upgrade, and Mejuri’s dainty diamond pieces prove you don’t have to break the bank to get the look. Same goes for shopping 14k gold; yes, it’s pricier than gold vermeil, but when a couple hundred bucks gets you a piece that will last forever, how can you possibly pass it up?

Last but not least, I’m calling it now: Anklets are the new bracelets. Apologize to your wrists and develop a foot fetish, because anklets are 100 percent the number one piece you need in your summer jewelry collection.

Ready to flex? Read on for summer’s five hottest jewelry trends and check out Mejuri’s Summer Edit on their website now.

Our mission at STYLECASTER is to bring style to the people, and we only feature products we think you’ll love as much as we do. Mejuri is a STYLECASTER sponsor, however, all products in this article were independently selected by our editors. Please note that if you purchase something by clicking on a link within this story, we may receive a small commission of the sale.

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Leg Day

Skip the arm party and focus on anklets instead of bracelets this season. Mejuri’s Boyfriend pieces are iconic, so of course the Boyfriend Bold Chain Anklet in 14k yellow gold should be your first buy.


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Bling Ring

Why dull your sparkle? Diamonds are trending in a big way, and you don’t need an engagement ring to rock ’em on your fingers! Dainty pieces like the Diamonds Line Ring in 14k yellow gold are perfect for daily wear.


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Hoop Troupe

Hoop earrings will always be in style, but for summer 2021, the more unique the better. Skip a rounded silhouette for these cool Medium Flat Hoops in 14k yellow gold. The look is still luxe, but slightly more 2D.


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No Chain-ge

There’s no change to the year’s gold chain trend, but why not get one with a little extra je ne sais quoi to layer with your staples? The Anchor Chin Necklace in 14k yellow gold has unique links meant to resemble the chain of a ship’s anchor, so it’s a necklace and a conversation piece.


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Gold Standard

Last but not least, let’s lean in to 14k gold this season for all our buys. I’m a massive fan of Mejuri’s durable gold vermeil, but the real deal is best in summer when you’re constantly swimming and sweating. Invest in classic pieces like these Oversized Thin Hoops and your under-$300 purchase will last a literal lifetime.


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