Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) Actress Amyra Dastur, who will be seen in "Mental Hai Kya" and "Made In India", finds it fun to transform and essay different characters on screen.
Talking about her upcoming work, Amyra said: "Both films are so different from one another and our characters in both films are poles apart. It's fun to transform and play different personalities. 'Mental Hai Kya' is a psychological thriller and 'Made In China' is a comedy. The vibes on set are different because of the stories."
Amyra will be seen sharing screen space with actor Rajkummar Rao in "Mental Hai Kya" and "Made In China". She calls the "Stree" actor a "wonderful human being".
"He is truly a brilliant actor and a wonderful human being... I can safely say that Raj is now a friend and I hope to do more work with him in the future," she added.
"Made In China" is a hilarious take on a struggling Gujarati businessman and the bizarre journey he undertakes to become a successful entrepreneur. The film, which also stars Boman Irani, will hit the screens on Independence Day next year. It is being produced by Dinesh Vijan under the banner of Maddock Films.
"Mental Hai Kya" is slated to release on February 22, 2019. It is written by Kanika Dhillon and helmed by National Award-winning director Prakash Kovelmudi, who has helmed south Indian films like "Anaganaga O Dheerudu" and "Size Zero".
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The major reason for the crisis being faced by banks is the absence of a developed bond market in the country, the official auditor said on Tuesday.
Speaking at the launch of the Indian School of Public Policy here, Comptroller and Auditor General Rajiv Mehrishi maintained that the root-cause of the banking crisis was neither the scams nor the non-performing assets (NPAs) but a result of state-run banks being constrained to lend for long-gestation projects, many of which had stalled due to various factors.
"Of course, the thefts, the NPAs have all contributed to the banking crisis, but it originates elsewhere...India has no bond market, so banks have been forced to lend for long-gestation infrastructure projects which have then run into trouble," he said.
"The absence of a bond market has been the major cause of the country's banking crisis."
The gross NPAs in the Indian banking system have accumulated to a staggering Rs 10 lakh crore, around 90 per cent of which is accounted for by state-run banks.
"This asset-liability mismatch is due to the lack of debate on public policy in India," the CAG said.
On the various scams in public sector banks that have come to light, the national auditor held the banking regulator Reserve Bank of India responsible for the systemic lapses.
"What was the regulator doing all this time...is he, or is he not, accountable for the lapses that led to the scams," Mehrishi asked.
Industry chamber Assocham said earlier this month that the successful resolution of the NPA issues through the new Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) will help deepen India's corporate bond market that is highly concentrated in AAA-rated bonds.
Citing its study jointly conducted with rating agency Crisil, the industry chamber had said: "India's corporate bond market, which contributes 17 per cent to the country's GDP and is highly concentrated in the AAA-rated bonds, is expected to change once the IBC brings about successful resolution of stressed assets in a time-bound manner."
It said that countries like Brazil, Russia, China and the UK had taken steps to reform the bankruptcy laws which, along with other structural reforms, led to a significant growth in the corporate bond market within their financial markets.