Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Actor Divyenndu Sharma says his upcoming film, Mere Desh Ki Dharti, is relevant amid the ongoing farmers agitation.
The film is a humourous yet inspirational take on the lives and journey of young engineers Ajay, played by Divyenndu, and his friend Sameer from being abject urban failures to icons in rural India.
"This film is very, very close to my heart and that's why I am very protective about this film. I really want this film to reach out to as many people as possible, especially the farmers so maybe whatever we have done in the film if that could inspire them, not solve but assist them in any way in their problems would be a great thing, a great start," said Divyenndu, who established himself as a versatile actor by impressing in roles as diverse as the "Pyaar Ka Punchnama" films and the web series "Mirzapur".
"This is a special one for me and especially the current scenario, what's happening with the farmers, it becomes more important," he added.
The film also stars Anant Vidhaat, Anupria Goenka, and is directed by Faraz Haider and is produced by Vaishali Sarwankar. It also features Inaamulhaq, Brijendra Kala, Rajesh Sharma, Atul Shrivastava, and Farrukh Jafar.
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Oil marketing companies have spared consumers of yet another petrol and diesel price hike even though the global oil market is on the boil with crude reaching within touching distance of year-high-level of $70 a barrel.
Petrol continues to be priced at Rs 91.17 a litre and diesel Rs 81.47 a litre in the capital on Saturday. Across the country too, the petrol and diesel price remained unchanged.
This is seventh consecutive day when pump prices of auto fuels have remains unchanged.
After a spike in global oil prices seen over last two weeks with crude price jumping close to $67 a barrel, prices had fallen to around $63 a barrel but it rose again to cross $69 a barrel mark now after after the OPEC+ decision to continue with crude production cut in April.
Petrol and diesel prices have been rising continuously since February 9. In the 14 increases since then, price have gone up by Rs 4.22 per litre for petrol while diesel rate has risen by Rs 4.34 a litre in Delhi.
The increase in the previous weeks has taken petrol to cross historic high levels of Rs 100 a litre in several cities across the country.
The petrol and diesel prices have increased 26 times in 2021 with the two auto fuels increasing by Rs 7.46 and Rs 7.60 per litre, respectively so far this year.
Oil companies executives said that petrol and diesel prices may increase further in coming days as retail prices may have to be balanced in line with global developments to prevent OMCs from making loss on sale of auto fuels.