John Abraham is a thorough gentleman Amruta Sant

first_imgMumbai: Marathi actress Amruta Sant, who is playing the role of a social activist in John Abraham-starrer “Batla House”, says the actor is humble and chilled out. The actress is working with John for the first time. “John is a superstar! Until this film happened, I didn’t know him on one to one basis. He is chilled out and humble, a thorough gentleman,” Amruta said. The film also features Mrunal Thakur. “Mrunal also is kind and very helpful. It was great working with her too,” said Amruta, who has earlier worked in “The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir”, directed by Ken Scott. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka Nikkhil Advani’s “Batla House” traces the story of the shootout between a seven-member Delhi Police Special Cell team and suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorists who were allegedly involved in the Delhi serial blasts of September 13, 2008. It will open on August 15. Talking about the film, she said: “I am playing the activist, who is against the special cell, police, government and is protesting against the system. It’s a very strong character, who is fighting against the government and the police force, trying to convince people to stand against injustice. “I am glad I got a chance to work with Nikkhil Advani. He made sure that all his actors were comfortable on the set.”last_img read more

Garth Brooks Unveils Child Life Zone At Texas Childrens Hospital

first_imgGarth Brooks was on-site to celebrate the grand opening of the newly renovated and expanded Child Life Zone at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas on June 26, 2015.Garth Brooks Opens Child Life Zone at Texas Children’s HospitalCredit/Copyright: Paul Vincent Kuntz/Texas Children’s HospitalFunded through the Teammates for Kids foundation (which Brooks co-founded in 1999), the Zone provides a fun, safe and procedure-free environment for Texas Children’s in-patient population and their families.Video: Garth Brooks unveils Childlife Zone at Texas Children’s Hospital“The vision for Teammates for Kids is the same as it was when we started. The kids in this hospital, and hospitals around the world, have a harder climb than a kid who is not. Our job is to remind them and remind all of us that they are kids, let them be kids,” said Brooks. “I love being part of Child Life because they understand the greatest healing principle we can bring children is to let them be children.”Texas Children’s Child Life Zone originally opened in 2001 and now features a completely renovated and expanded play space. The Zone offers a variety of video gaming choices thanks to the new Microsoft Media Wall and Surface Pro tablets. Patients can challenge their friends to a game of pool, air hockey or race car driving on the Zone’s arcade games. An expanded kitchen offers unique programming for patients and families to learn more about healthy lifestyles while cooking with the hospital’s chef. When the kitchen is “closed” the 24-foot kitchen counter doubles as an arts and craft bar. The Zone also includes an expanded production studio which offers patients the opportunity to explore and create music as a part of the hospital’s music therapy program. Kids can go “on air” each week as Radio Lollipop broadcasts their radio program throughout the hospital. With the new closed-circuit television system, patients on isolation will now be able to see what’s happening in the Zone and participate in live shows being broadcast from the studio.The Zone, located in the hospital’s West Tower and adjacent to other support services, is available to patients ages 6 and up and their families. The focus of the Zone is as much on the family (in particular siblings of patients who can often feel overlooked) as it is on the patients themselves who greatly benefit from the therapeutic play the Zone provides.“Providing patients and families with the opportunity to play normalizes the hospital environment,” said Mary E. Tietjens, child life manager at Texas Children’s. “Play is a wonderful therapeutic tool that supports a healing environment and promotes positive coping. We can’t thank Teammates for Kids and Microsoft enough for all they have done to make the vision a reality.”More than 100 patients and their families attended the grand opening event and were given the chance to meet Brooks. Representatives from Teammates for Kids and Microsoft were on hand to show families the activities and resources available at the Zone. Brooks chatted with patients and families, signed autographs and posed for pictures leaving many happy smiles at the end of the day.“Kids are what it is all about for me. They are the greatest gift God has ever invented and they should be happy,” said Brooks. “If there is one thing I can say, it is when you walk into a room and tell others that 100 percent of the money goes to the kids, everyone is in. I am very, very proud to be a part of this.”Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Whose Line Star Colin Mochrie Supports Transgender Daughter On Twitter

first_img Twitter Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Colin Mochrie has taken to Twitter to criticize intolerance of transgender people, revealing that he and wife Deb McGrath are the parents of a trans daughter.“My 90-year-old mother-in-law and 87-year-old mother[‘s] love and acceptance of our trans daughter warms me,” the Canadian “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” star shared on Twitter, adding: “Wonder why some who are younger can’t.” Login/Register With:last_img read more