Los Angeles: Four-time Oscar nominee Ed Harris is set to play lawyer Atticus Finch in Broadway’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” after the departure of Jeff Daniels. Daniels left the show in November 2018, at the end of his year-long run in Aaron Sorkin’s mega-selling stage adaptation. According to The Hollywood Reporter, producer Scott Rudin confirmed Harris’ casting following a report in The New York Times. It’s unclear how long Harris will remain in the role. Also Read – Rihanna to release 500-page ‘visual’ autobiography Harris has not appeared on Broadway since the 1996 Ronald Harwood World War II drama “Taking Sides”. He starred with Daniel Massey, Ann Dowd, Elizabeth Marvel and Michael Stuhlbarg in the production. He also received a Tony nomination for best actor for his 1986 Broadway debut in George Furth’s “Precious Sons”. “To Kill a Mockingbird” was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including best direction of a play for Bartlett Sher and best actor in a play for Daniels, who lost out to Bryan Cranston in “Network”. Celia Keenan-Bolger took home the trophy for best featured actress in a play for “Mockingbird”.
New Delhi: In a major relief for Non-Resident Indians (NRI), Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday assured a quick issuance of Aadhaar cards for those holding Indian passports. Advertising “I propose to consider issuing Aadhaar Card for Non Resident Indians with Indian passports after their arrival in India, without waiting for the mandatory 180 days,” she said while presenting her maiden Budget in Parliament. Under the present rule, NRIs with Indian passport are required to wait for 180 days to get the Aadhaar card. As on May 31, 2019, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) had generated a total of 123.82 crore Aadhaar to residents of the country.(Inputs from The Indian Express)