Mumbai: As Lagaan clocked 18 years of its release in Hindi cinema, superstar Aamir Khan called the film a memorable and beautiful journey. The film, which is set during the British Raj, completed 18 years on Saturday. Aamir, who played a farmer in the movie, thanked its director Ashutosh Gowariker. “Thank you Ashutosh Gowariker, and thanks to everyone who has been a part of ‘Lagaan’. What a memorable and beautiful journey,” Aamir tweeted. Gowariker replied: “Thank you Aamir Khan for helping me embark on this incredible cinematic journey! And a big shout to the entire cast and crew that came along on this journey and made it truly memorable.” The film also stars Gracy Singh, Rachel Shelley and Paul Blackthorne. Aamir will be seen next in Lal Singh Chaddha, a remake of the 1994 Hollywood blockbuster Forrest Gump.
Winbirri is a family-run vineyard, beside Norfolk Broads National Park, that was established in 2007.At the time, Miles Beale, Chief Executive of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association, said: “It comes as no surprise to us that an English Bacchus wine has won a major international award. Up until now English Sparkling Wine has been grabbing most of the headlines for its outstanding quality. “It was only a matter of time before an English still wine showed the world it can also compete with the best.”The UK climate is ideal for growing the Bacchus grape which is why it has become the favoured grape grown in the majority of UK vineyards making still white wine.”We believe Bacchus has the potential to do for English wine production what Sauvignon Blanc did for New Zealand.” Conrad Ford, founder of Funding Options, said: “English wine is going from strength to strength.”The English wine industry is not only gaining traction amongst domestic consumers, but is now being ranked with wines from traditional white wine-producing countries such as France and Germany.”In May, a wine from Norfolk was named as the best white wine in the world at the Decanter World Wine Awards. Winbirri Vineyards’ Bacchus 2015, which sells for £13.95 a bottle, beat off 17,200 other entries to win the Platinum Best in Show, and was given a score of 95 out of 100 by a panel of 200 international experts. English wine enjoyed a bumper year in 2016, and it is now £130m industry, a new study shows. Independent English wine producers saw their turnover rise to a record £132 million last year, a 16 per cent increase on 2015, showing that the industry has enjoyed major growth in recent years, according to Funding Options.Research by the online business finance firm revealed that wine producers are benefiting from the growing popularity of boutique British alcohol production, including gin and craft beer as well as wine. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. It was only a matter of time before an English still wine showed the world it can also compete with the best.Miles Beale, Chief Executive of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association English wine is going from strength to strength.Conrad Ford, founder of Funding Options