Remembering Surekha Sikri’s act in OTT anthology ‘Ghost Stories’


Mumbai, July 16 | The late National Award-winning actress Surekha Sikri has worked in several memorable films since she made her debut in the 1978 film, “Kissa Kursi Ka”. Her later notable works include the TV series such as “Just Mohabbat” and “Balika Vadhu”, besides the film “Badhaai Ho”.

A recent outing that one simply cannot forget is the 2018 OTT anthology “Ghost Story”, where she played an ailing, bedridden woman. It was something that came tantalisingly close to her real-life health situation at that point of time.

“Ghost Stories” dropped last year. The then 74-year-old actress featured in the segment directed by Zoya Akhtar, which talked about the horrors of abandonment in oldage.

Sikri played the ailing paralysed old lady Mrs. Mallik, who was being taken care of by a nurse named Sameera played by Janhvi Kapoor.

Beyond the eerie mood and theme of the film, Sikri’s portrayal in Zoya’s segment was searing and struck a connect with the audience, more so because she was bedridden in real life, too. She was not keeping in the best of her health as she had suffered from complications owing to a second brain stroke.

She had suffered a brain stroke in 2020 and a paralytic stroke in 2018, the year her big hit “Badhaai Ho” released. Sikri passed away on Friday aged 75.

Source: IANS

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Weekly Technical Share Market Outlook

Weekly Technical Share Market Outlook

The Indian market recovered sharply on the last trading day amid the weekend after a continuous fall. Market has managed to halt above 16000 Nifty levels after continuous losing streak. Index reacted violently, grasping Indian as well as global factors throughout the week. Simultaneously, Inflation is catching up and profit margins are taking a hit.


Sensex advanced 1532 points or 2.90 percent while Nifty gained 484 points or 3.07 percent in a week. Simultaneously, Bank nifty has overcome bear’s dominance ending the session with 3.49 percent gain. Sectorally,Nifty Metal saw the highest gains of 7.40 percent followed by the Realty and Auto added over 4% gain. On the flip side Nifty IT tumbled 2.82 percent on weekly basis. Midcap and Small Cap measures rising nearly 2 percent as well.

In Nifty stock, EICHERMOT gained 11.31% while TECHM lost 5.98% on a weekly basis. INDIA VIX closes at 23.10 suggests volatility driven market is going to remain intact. Coming to the OI Data, on the call side highest OI witnessed at 17000 Nifty followed by 16800 Nifty strike price while on the put side, the highest OI was at 16000 Nifty followed by 15800 Nifty strike price. Technically, Nifty has formed a Tweezer Bottom type pattern in the weekly chart suggesting a short term buying rally may drive the market until monthly expiry. On the daily chart, price has rebounded from the lower Bollinger band as well.

Momentum indicators MACD & Stochastic were trading with a positive crossover & reversed from oversold zone. However, Index is still struggling to get the support of 50 Simple Moving Average in daily chart. Short term investors and traders are advised to work with option strategies to neutralize the volatility. Overall, Nifty is having support at 15700 mark while on the upside 16700 followed by 16500 may act as an immediate resistance. While Bank nifty has support around 32500 while resistance is placed at 36000 on weekly chart.

Sumeet Bagadia
Executive Director
Choice Broking

Source: Choice India


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