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Boxer Joe Selkirk given community order for assault

Boxing champion Joseph Selkirk was given a community order today after admitting assaulting his girlfriend, Bollywood actress Amy Jackson, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said.

Boxing champion Joseph Selkirk and Bollywood star Amy Jackson. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire and Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Selkirk, from Bootle, and said to be living now in Spain, has been given a 12-month community order by magistrates and ordered to pay £300 costs.

The community supervision order will explore Selkirk's offending behaviour and he will take part in "building better relationships" sessions run by the Probation Service.

Selkirk, 28, had originally denied that he assaulted Ms Jackson in a row at the Malmaison hotel in Liverpool city centre in November, a CPS spokeswoman said.

Angie Rowan, senior crown prosecutor with the CPS Mersey-Cheshire, said: "Selkirk is a boxing champion and an assault by him would clearly have a substantial impact.

"There were witnesses to what had happened in the early hours of 8 November and they were definite about what they had seen."


Indian movie star Salman Khan faces homicide trial

A Mumbai court has ruled that Indian movie star Salman Khan will be tried for homicide for his alleged involvement in a fatal road accident more than 10 years ago.

Indian movie star Salman Khan is to be tried for homicide. Credit: Reuters

Previously the actor was being tried for the lesser offence of causing death by negligence, which carries a maximum sentence of two years in jail.

Khan has starred in about 90 Hindi-language films in his 25-year career. One man was killed and another three were injured when Khan allegedly rammed his car into a group of homeless people sleeping on a Mumbai sidewalk in September 2002. The trial will begin July 19.

Bollywood stars celebrate 100 years of 'great cinema'

Bollywood film to be screened at Cannes Festival

Indian film director Dibakar Banerjee has created a film to mark 100 years of Bollywood cinema.

The film, Bombay Talkies, will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival this month and features short films by well-known directors Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar and Karan Johar.

Ram Pratap Verma, a 32-year-old aspiring Bollywood film actor, watches a film at a cinema in Mumbai Credit: Reuters

Speaking about the project, 43-year-old Banerjee said:

"I took a short story written by Satyajit Ray, a very interesting story and I adapted it. It is similar and yet different. I have taken the core of the story and have changed the setting from 1960s Calcutta to 2013 Bombay and given it new elements and dimensions."

A member of a film crew holds a clapper board during the shooting of Bollywood film 'Black Home' at a beach on the outskirts of Mumbai Credit: Reuters

He added: "This film is about the presence of Indian cinema in our lives. At another level, it is an universal story. You take that as a means to say something that is bigger and more meaningful."

Actress Nainaa Jolly (2nd L) performs during the filming of a low budget Hindi movie in Meerut in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh Credit: Reuters
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