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  1. The third last episode of 'Game of Thrones' aired last Monday and we're pretty disappointed. With Rotten Tomatoes rating it as the second worst episode ever, it's certain we're not the only ones who thought it could have been written better. For one, there were too many loose ends from the last episode which confused us all the way to Seven Heaven's and back. But apart from that, this recent episode was so disjointed, it seemed like the writers got too lazy to even cover up the gaps, which made us go what the F? (c)HBO Maybe the makers are low on budget or have given up on this show overall, but whatever it is, they're really not serving the fans or making George RR Martin very happy with the end. We just hope the last two episodes of the show are a saving grace and we get to salvage whatever little hope we lost. (c)HBO But while watching this episode, several questions arose out of plain curiosity and they're not the kinda questions which will be answered later on. We pray they are, but these questions are inherent callous flaws in the plot and writing, and we're trying to stitch them up as much as we can to make the story a little more malleable. Here are 10 unanswered questions from season 8, episode 4 of 'Game of Thrones': 1. What Does Dany Even Whisper To Jorah At The Funeral Pyre? Well, most definitely not Dracarys! But this one we can let go because what she whispered to him was definitive of Jorah and Dany's personal equation off-set. In real life, Emilia Clarke (Dany) and Iain Glen (Jorah) are very good friends and since Emilia has spent a considerable amount of screen time with Iain, it was sad for them to shoot their last scene together. So, in order to say the perfect goodbye, Emilia made up her own lines for Iain and whispered them into his ear. No one, I believe, even those who were on the sets were privy to what she said and it's only between the two of them. (c)HBO Iain told a popular international entertainment recently, in an interview that the lines she said to him were "something entirely sincere and true to the moment and something that I'll never forget... it's something no one will ever know but the two of us. And that's a memory to hold onto.” So, in case you're wondering why we weren't privy to what she said to Jorah, it's because they wanted to keep it a secret! 2. Where The Hell Will Gendry Go? After Dany makes Gendry the Lord of Storm's End because he's a Baratheon bastard and a good strategical alliance for her, he asks Arya to be his wife, AKA the Lady of Storm's End. But Arya turns him down saying she isn't a lady and that's the last we see of Gendry. So, the most open-ended question right now is where the f**k is Gendry! We didn't see him with his bag, baggage and hammer head out anywhere. We believe he's not going to miss the opportunity to be a Lord and might have already left for Storm's End, putting his character arc to an end. We just hope he doesn't die, while putting his house in order. He's the only Baratheon left after all. (c)HBO 3. Who Is The New Prince Of Dorne? It was strange Varys made an offhand comment, during the war council meeting, while discussing what allies Dany has for the last war, mentioning "The new Prince of Dorne pledges his allegiance". Now, who the hell is the new prince of Dorne? Last we remember, in season 6 Ellaria Sand killed Doran Martell and her daughters killed his son Trystane, to take over Dorne. In Season 7, Cersei kills Ellaria and her daughter making us believe Dorne has no ruler at all. So, now that Varys has mentioned that the southernmost island has a new prince, we wonder who it is. (c)HBO The new prince, we assume, could be Quentyn Martell, the older brother of Trystane. Although Quentyn hasn't appeared in the series, he's a main character in RR Martin's 'A Dance With Dragons', where he went to Meeren to marry Dany, before he was killed by dragon fire. Although 'Game of Thrones' is not following Martin's novels, as some characters alive on the show are dead in the book already and vice-versa, we can't think of anyone other than Quentyn as the prince of Dorne and I hope they reveal his identity sooner than later. Hopefully, they should in the next episode. 4. Why Didn't Jon Say Bye To Ghost? This wasn't cool at all. Jon didn't say bye to his most loyal, faithful companion and that's killing us slowly and steadily inside. It was a heartbreaking scene when Jon requests Tormund to take Ghost with him and the rest of the Wildlings far North and keep him with them. We're not sure why Ghost couldn't come to King's Landing and help Jon out. Maybe the climatic conditions are not suitable for dire wolves far South? (c)HBO But even so, Jon left without even petting him or saying bye to him and Ghost seemed rather upset about it. And why shouldn't he be? He's been by Jon's side every fight, even when Jon died in between, he sat next to his body, protecting it. We assume either Jon was too heartbroken himself to bid his friend goodbye or because Jon's a half-Stark now, he feels guilty petting his wolf and keeping him with him, since he's also a Targaryen, and they pet dragons, not wolves? The Starks were widely criticised earlier for poor pet ownership throughout the series and after this, we're not too happy how things ended with all the dire wolves in the show. 5. What Are Arya And The Hound Planning? When The Hound and Arya are seen leaving Winterfell together, they both unanimously decide to not come back ever. They're both heading towards King's Landing and through their cryptic conversation, we figure they have a common goal for sure, and we reckon it's to kill The Mountain aka Ser Gregor Clegane, aka The Hound's brother. Since he's on Arya's 'list' and he's The Hound's number one enemy, it'll be a two vs. one battle, where The Hound may sacrifice himself to save Arya's life and she will ultimately kill The Mountain. This is a presumable theory, let's see what really happens. (c)HBO 6. Why Did Rhaegal Die So Easily? Well, because Dany was stupid enough to fly her injured dragon into battle where the dragon couldn't predict or prevent himself from being hurt by the scorpion bolts released by Euron's troops. If you see, Rhaegal's wings are still damaged and he can barely pick flight like Drogon. So, in all probability, he was weak enough to pre-empt the attack on him. It was one of the saddest scenes in the series, that's for sure. (c)HBO 7. Why Didn't Dany See Euron's Fleet While Flying? We're not sure how Daenerys missed Euron's fleet flying above the waters around Dragonstone. It would have been the best and the most practical vantage point for her to attack the fleet with dragon fire, preventing Euron from destroying her fleet in return and Missandei's capture. Makes us think either she did this purposely and we're not sure why or she genuinely missed them and couldn't see them because of cloud cover. Sounds improbable though but the writers should have given us a better explanation. (c)HBO 8. Which Advisor Will Betray Dany? Yes, it's a given one of Dany's advisors', either Tyrion or Varys will betray Dany and she will have him executed. Confessing his feelings privately to Tyrion, it's clear Varys doesn't trust Dany to rule the Seven Kingdoms at all and he seems poised to betray her. Varys has always been in support of the realm and its people rather than serving a particular king or queen and that's why you see him change loyalties throughout the show. Now, he doesn't trust Dany to be a befitting queen and assumes she will turn out to be the 'Mad Queen' after all, just like her father. Instead, he is instant on Jon pressing his claim for the throne and wants to see him rule the realm rather than Dany. Will Dany get a whiff of his intentions and have him executed for doubting her ability to rule? (c)HBO 9. Why The F*c* Did Jaime Leave Brienne? Jaime turned out to be your quintessential fuckboi after all. Maybe not a fuckboi but he definitely isn't over his sister or is pretty mad at her and he left Brienne in the middle of the night to go save Cersei's life or maybe kill her instead. Aww, how sweet. But that's a terrible thing to do to Brienne, don't you think? Jaime has only been with one woman all his life and finally, after leaving her for betraying him, he realises he's still in love with her and rides South to go fight her war? Or kill her maybe? who knows! (c)HBO 10. Why Was There A Starbucks Coffee Cup In One Of The Scenes? Well, it's not like 'GoT' uses product placement in their episodes ever, so clearly, this was a sheer mistake and HBO admitted to it too. The episode before this was too dark to see and this episode had a visible coffee cup! Clearly, the writers aren't inspired anymore or are being callous with production and execution to even give a damn about how the episode churns out. We sure hope it's not the latter and these guys make up for their silly mistakes in the next two episodes. For now, the show's been pretty 'dark' and full of errors'! (c)MensXP/HBO There are other unanswered questions like Sansa revealing Jon's secret to Tyrion deliberately or Missandei's demise and why she utters the word 'Dracarys' but I guess we will only know the answers to those in the next couple of episodes. For now, let's hope the fifth episode picks off well and all these unanswered questions are finally answered!
  2. First things first, 'Avengers: Endgame' is an absolute masterpiece. Don't get me wrong, this plothole I'm going to talk about doesn't make the movie any less amazing. In fact, I didn't even notice it till I watched it for the second time. No one did. I guess we were all just blown away by the epicness of it all. But, once the dust settles, and I could think clearly about everything I had just witnessed, there was only one question that popped into my head. Be warned, there are SPOILERS AHEAD! If you are part of the select few who haven't watched 'Avengers: Endgame' yet and want to go into it without any spoilers, STOP READING right here! Don't say you weren't warned. Don't go crying in the comments about how I ruined your experience by giving out spoilers. You're the idiot if you keep on reading from here on out without watching the movie. © Marvel Studios Okay, now that the spoiler alert is out of the way, let's get right to it. The two main characters get very different endings. One, Iron Man, gets to save everyone and finally rest while, the other, Captain America gets his happy albeit kind of selfish ending. Iron Man's journey has come full circle from the events of 'The Avengers.' All he wanted to do from the first Iron Man movie onwards was save the world and he finally did it. He lost his life in the process and that's just one of the reasons it is a huge sacrifice. He also gave up his perfect life (with Pepper and Morgan) so that everyone else who had lost their loved ones could get another chance at happiness. The perfect story arc for his character who started off as selfish and arrogant. © Marvel Studios As for Captain America, he has always been the selfless hero who puts everyone else ahead of himself. His own needs are always secondary and every single decision he takes is for the greater good. He is infallible in that sense and is everything a hero and the leader of the Avengers should stand for. So, you could forgive him for being selfish for once and choosing to stay in the past with Peggy Carter after returning all the Infinity Stones. No complaints here either. But then, old Captain America shows up on the bench where Bucky, Sam and Professor Hulk are waiting for him to return through the Quantum tunnel. At first, you enjoy this scene with Bucky's knowing smile and Sam's shocked expression when Cap passes his shield to him. Then you see Cap getting his dance with Peggy and the movie ends on the perfect note. The first Avenger is also the last one you see on screen. Can't see anything wrong with these scenes, can you? Well, there is one problem. How the hell did old Captain America end up on that bench? Answer this question and I will be forever grateful. © Marvel Studios The answer is not simple. Let me break it down into multiple reasons supporting this ending and why they aren't possible: The Rules Of Time Travel Every movie uses what it considers it's own rules for time travel. 'Avengers: Endgame' did the same thing. The rules are simple. Time is relative. So, if you go into the past and change something, your present won't change. You will be creating an alternate timeline. The past will become your future, your present will become your past which can't be changed by the new future you're creating, as Professor Hulk eloquently puts it. © Marvel Studios The Ancient One adds to this saying that when you remove a single Infinity Stone from a particular timeline, you create an alternate timeline where that stone ceases to exist. Professor Hulk has a solution for this. Return every single Infinity Stone to the exact time they took it for. That makes sense and that's where Captain America's final mission leads him. To return every Infinity Stone to the exact moment in time they took them from. If he just showed up on the Quantum tunnel at the end of the movie as Old Captain America, things would have been fine. Captain America Gets Benched It's safe to assume that Captain America is proficient enough to return every Infinity Stone to the right time and place. After that, he decides to live out his life with Peggy Carter. Basically, take the long road to the future. But, how would a timeline where there are two Captain Americas suddenly merge at the end, where he shows up on the bench in the original timeline? It's just not possible. © Marvel Studios If they let him live his life with Peggy Carter in a world where he dismantles Hydra before it infiltrates SHIELD, rescues Bucky before he can cause so much damage, helps the Avengers defeat Loki and take down Thanos, while still leading a happy life with Peggy, I would have been satisfied. But, he shows up on the stupid bench and ruins this theory. Captain America Has Mastered Time Travel Here's another one. Captain America has become a master at time travel. He makes sure he stays with Peggy Carter but lives a very reserved life without impacting any of the major events that take place in the world since he knows there's another Captain America out there handling stuff. The first problem with this is that Captain America, the bravest and purest Avenger would have to sit back while Hydra infiltrates SHIELD, Bucky dismantles governments and murders Tony's parents among others and all the other gruesome things that take place in the main timeline without doing anything. That's not the Captain America we all know and love. © Marvel Studios But, even if he does manage to do that, there's another problem with this theory. Even the smallest of changes could have a huge impact on the timeline and hence create an alternate one. For example, he still has to eat. That's food that would have otherwise gone to someone else. All the food he has eaten over 70-80 years. That's enough to create a new timeline. Time travel isn't as simple as you'd think. The One That Might Just Be True Here's the last one. It's the most plausible of the lot. Still pretty unbelievable. But, it could be true. So, Cap returns all the Infinity stones and then lives his life with Peggy Carter. Once he's done with that life, he takes out the Quantum time travel device Tony Stark created and uses it to travel back to the main timeline with his shield. But, instead of showing up on the new Quantum tunnel he shows up near it. © Marvel Studios He then walks to the place he remembers his friends were waiting for and sits on that bench. That's when everyone sees him and everything else happens as we see at the end of the movie. Although highly implausible, this is the only thing that makes sense. Is there any other explanation? Please help me! I'm losing my mind…
  3. We've almost come to the end of the iconic show that brought out an everlasting sense of emotions within us. 'Game of Thrones' will conclude on May 19th, 2019 and the 8-year-long series will come to an end, with or without a good ending. Who's to say what the inevitable end holds? We're all in a frenzy to actually get to the eventuality, so we can finally take a breather knowing who survives and who doesn't and what really happens towards the end. © HBO The one thing that will stay within our psyche forever are the character sketches in the show. Each character has distinct traits, behaviour, emotions, reactions and a spectacular mind. There are quite a few characters through the series and imagine falling for one character after the other, picking and choosing our favourites, for the last 8 years. It's brilliant how they were caricatured and made everlasting, to say the least. Of course, the men in 'Game of Thrones' are a league apart, but the female characters are something else altogether. They're smart, they're brave and strong, they're witty and emotional, daunting and intimidating. It's actually quite a thrill to witness Cersei's unwavering stubbornness, Daenerys's will and focus, Sansa's strength, Arya's combat skills and always acknowledging who she is, wherever she goes, Missandei's acceptance and love for people, no matter who they are or even Brienne's duty and honour to protect the people she takes an oath for. We're all fascinated about what these women really bring to the real world, trying to teach us about resilience and strength all at once. © HBO We were actually wondering what the men who watch the show think about the female characters in it and so we asked them. And the answers we got were phenomenal. They love and respect the characters that are created and boldly shared what they thought about these women, with us. Well, we asked 19 men who their favourite one was out of the lot and this is what they had to say: (1) Sansa Stark © HBO - "Her character has gone through a lot over the past seasons. She's endured emotional and physical abuse, manipulation, betrayal, insult, near-death experiences and even rape! Started off as a naïve little girl who wanted to marry the Prince, she's now become audacious, wise and cynical, which is probably the most important character trait required to survive Westeros" - Karan Vats - "My favourite female character is Sansa simply because her journey has been full of hardships and recovery. She's now become the smartest woman in the room from what all she's learnt from Cersei and little finger. Although, what I admire about the character is that she had the strength to carry on after getting raped and transform into a stronger woman. She had the strength to hold it together after witnessing her father get executed and still had hope when none was offered. It's a classic story of a naive girl becoming clever and grow as a character as she grew up over the course of the story" - Akshay Bhalla - "I hated her. She was nothing more than an annoyingly-dumb teenager who cared only about herself. Unfortunately, things didn't go as planned for her. But because of all that she went through, she changed for the better. She learnt from all her experiences and mistakes. So much so that she even outsmarted one of the smartest people of Westeros, Little finger. She can't see the past or the future or even wield a sword, but she has a brain and she can really use it well. That makes her one of the strongest characters on the show and also, my favourite" - Rohit Srivastava - "I love Redheads" - Sean Hyams - "She's the one who has been through the most yet has unwavering trust on those loyal to her. She has over time drawn strength from her experiences to become a sound leader" - Nipun Bhalla (2) Arya Stark © HBO -"I think Arya because she survived, found her own meaning and killed it and does shit on her own terms. This girl has a 'no nonsense' attitude'' - Abhinav Rajpal -"I am not particularly a huge fan of the Stark family, but my favourite female character in the show has got to be Arya Stark. It's Arya because I think she's the only female member in the Stark family who's not boring. She's also a strong and fierce fighter, and her determination is just contagious"! - Karthik Iyer -"She is badass, knows what she wants, and bloody well gets it" - Sowrav Bhowmik -"As a viewer, you immediately click with her effortless coolness. Despite being the princess of a kingdom, she rarely behaves like a privileged kid and even goes on to step out of her comfort zone (and how) during her tryst with the Many-Faced God. Her *** scene in the last episode was equally empowering. Really wish she sits on the throne. Also, Dany sucks" - Alshaar -"She is the ultimate badass who is considered to be harmless just because of the way she looks but in reality, Arya is probably the most dangerous of all the Starks. From a vulnerable little girl who watched her father get beheaded to becoming a dangerous weapon, she's come a long way" - Aditya Pandey (3) Cersei Lannister © HBO -"She does what no man can do, to save the throne. She shows that morality is nothing but a social construct." - Alok Yepuri -"She is fearless, goal-oriented, practical, a go-getter and tremendously self-confident. 'Game of Thrones' for all intents and purposes is a male-dominated universe, but she takes it upon herself to do whatever is necessary to get what she wants and ends up pretty much dominating any situation she finds herself in. I really hope she doesn't die this season" - Siddhant Rai -"Great acting. Great character ark. She lost her family, kids, had a walk of shame and still survived and how. She's absolutely alone and still evokes fear. She's definitely a powerhouse of resourcefulness" - Saurabh Sharma Daenerys Targaryen aka Khaleesi © HBO -"She's the mother of dragons with a huge army, yet she is so kind and fair in her judgements" - Karan Mehta -"She's really powerful, as a character and as a woman. Her ideologies and her solid will absolutely stand out. Her character was built to be loved in every sense" - Karan Sood Missandei © HBO -"She accepts and loves people for who they really are. And not for what the world thinks of them" - Gaurav Sharma -"Her boyfriend has no 'D' and no money, but she's still with him. Unlike most women" - Varun Arora Ygritte © HBO -"She is spontaneous, reckless and a total badass; 'Game of Thrones', for me, wouldn't have been the same if it wasn't for Ygritte. She might have had limited screen-space, but boy did she outshone the so-called premier stars of GoT. Her unconventional approach, needless to mention her seething one-liners to Jon Snow, made her stand out amongst the rest. Unlike other characters who were seen busy scheming for bigger and better things in future, Ygritte lives in the present, cherishing every moment and the simplicities of basic life. And, that's what I love about her" - Rohan Raj Ser Brienne Of Tarth -"She proves that women are not the weaker ***. And her loyalty is unparalleled'' - Rahul Madan So there you have it. 19 men picking out their favourite female characters effortlessly from 'Game of Thrones' and telling us why as well. For now, Sansa's a favoured choice for everything how she's evolved over time, Arya is close quarters for being a complete 'badass' and the rest are in lieu of adequate favouritism. Although I am a bit surprised Yara Grejoy wasn't in the running. She's definitely one of my favourites as the Iron Born, which isn't just her title but a stark recognition of her personality! Characters who've been killed have seldom been picked except Ygritte who let's be honest, did stand out when she was alive. Tell us in the comments who your favourite female character from GoT is and why!
  4. 'Game Of Thrones' first premiered in April, 2011. In the beginning it was just another show adapted from a book series. Today, GOT has become a huge cultural phenomenon in itself. Not only has it garnered a massive global following, but also has a number of storylines intertwined, with the most deaths witnessed in a show ever with an approximate of 174,373 people lost in all GOT episodes in the past seven seasons according to the youtuber Razon Compilations. This number is speculated to double up this season. However, the seventh season was premiered almost two years ago leaving us on a cliffhanger after the impactful series finale. Questions like: Who will sit on the Iron Throne? Or will everyone die by the hands of the White Walkers? Who is Azor Ahai? Will Jon and Dany still have *** after realizing she's his aunt? Questions that have bothered and haunted us for so long. And now that we are ready to watch the final season of 'Game Of Thrones' on Hotstar every Monday 6.30 am starting April 15, it's only obvious we can hardly wait. So, here is a list of super important questions that we need answers to this season. 1. What Will Happen To Brienne And Tormund's Unfinished Story? © HBO While we admire Tormund Giantsbane for his grizzly red beard and unhinged passion for fighting and killing people, his attraction to Brienne in the last season of GOT has really made us invested in this situation. But, in the coming episodes of 'Game Of Thrones', will she get the knighthood she deserves or will she fall for the marriage narrative that restricts women? We'll only know in the coming days. 2. When Will The Army Of The Dead Reach Winterfell? © HBO It took eight seasons to characterize the background of the Winter and the impending doom for this civilisation. The army of the dead were approaching at an alarming speed by the end of the last season of GOT, but how long before they attack Winterfell and take everyone down? Or will they be defeated before? Which episode of Game Of Thrones do you think this will happen? 3. What Happens To Jon And Dany's Relationship Once They Find Out They're Related Through Blood? © HBO Will it be Bran or Sam, Jon's closest friend who breaks the news to Jon? Dany (https://www.mensxp.com/entertainment/news/51880-game-of-thrones-episode-1.html) might not mind the fact that she's Jon's aunt but she will mind if she finds out that Jon is next in line and not her. After Gilly's perusal of an old Archmaester's records, Sam has learned that Rhaegar's marriage to Elia was annulled and the Targaryen prince wed “someone else” in “a secret ceremony in Dorne. This means that Jon is Rhaegar's true-born son and legitimate heir and that is a major unresolved conflict waiting right there. 4. Dany's Dragons Are Fierce But How Do You Even Kill Ice Dragons? © HBO The Night King hurled his spear at Viserion and resurrected him as an ice dragon. Now, we all know killing white walkers is practically impossible. So, how do you get around killing a full-fledged ice dragon? Can mortal people bring Viserion down? Following wight logic, fire, drowning, Valyrian steel, and/or dragonglass could slay the undead beast. But we don't think this beast is going down without causing major damage. Expect major deaths because of it or at least that's what we think. 5. Is Literally Everything Bran's Fault? © HBO The cute little kid who climbed walls and dreamed of being a fierce warrior is long gone. The know-it-all-Bran is cold and indifferent to the world around. With his gifted vision, he can change past events. When he “visits” his father at the Tower of Joy, he calls out to Young Ned, and Ned looks around as if he hears the voice. When he warged into Hodor's body, his connection between the past and present, between Meera shouting “hold the door” and poor young Hodor's mind left an irreparable scar on Hodor which we could not forget. If Bran can manipulate things, what if he set off the chaos by driving Aerys to madness? Side note: Aerys could hear voices that told him to burn things. 6. Who Is The Promised Azor Ahai? © HBO Is it Dany like she assumes, or is it Jon with the whole dramatic unveiling of his birth in the last season or is it... wait for it... Tyrion? Tyrion has been consistently underestimated and is possibly a Targaryen himself. Think about it: he had “dragon dreams” as a kid, and he is the only person besides Daenerys and Jon who has been able to touch a dragon. There must be some logic to that, right? I mean why do the dragons like him and no other mortal to touch them? Joanna Lannister, Tyrion's mother, died on her deathbed and Tywin really hated Tyrion so much and for so long that if you recall his last words, “You're no son of mine" it does suggest that the probability of rape at the hands of the Mad King. What if he's the promised one and not Jon and Dany? So, what do you think? Are you as excited as us to find the answers to these questions at the earliest? Or are these questions too much to handle at the moment? Whatever it is, WE CANNOT WAIT.
  5. Udaybir Sandhu's acting career took off because of his expertise in Hockey. As a talented, skilled, national level Hockey player (who is also blessed with cover-worthy good looks, mind you), Udaybir got a call for a role in Akshay Kumar starrer 'Gold', when he was in Cape Town for a modelling assignment. As luck would have it, he bagged the role, nailed the part, and has successfully set sail for upcoming adventures in the big bad ocean called Bollywood. In a candid chat with us, he answered 11 personal questions about all things fashion, and his own style statement. What Udaybir is wearing: T-Shirt: FILA, Trousers: H&M, Footwear/Snapback: Adidas Originals 1. What is your personal style statement like? Minimalism is my key. What Udaybir is wearing: T-Shirt: FILA, Trousers: H&M, Footwear/Snapback: Adidas Originals 2. Who is the one style icon you always look up to, and why? NDP leader, Jagmeet Singh. I admire him as a well educated lawyer and a great leader, who also happens to be stylish and classy. What Udaybir is wearing: T-Shirt: FILA, Trousers: H&M, Footwear/Snapback: Adidas Originals 3. What do you like wearing on dates? A shirt and a well fitted pair of jeans. What Udaybir is wearing: Bomber Jacket: Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna, Jeans: H&M, Footwear: Adidas Originals, Baseball Cap: ZARA, Eyewear: Burberry at Luxottica 4. What is that one piece of clothing in your wardrobe you just can't do without? A comfortable pair of shorts. What Udaybir is wearing: Bomber Jacket: Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna, Jeans: H&M, Footwear: Adidas Originals, Baseball Cap: ZARA, Eyewear: Burberry at Luxottica 5. What is that one fashion trend that you just don't understand/relate to? Loud logos! What Udaybir is wearing: Shirt, Blazer: Khanijo, Jeans, Hat: H&M, Footwear: Andres Sandra by Berleigh 6. Miminalism vs. Maximalism? Minimalism. What Udaybir is wearing: Shirt, Blazer: Khanijo, Jeans, Hat: H&M, Footwear: Andres Sandra by Berleigh 7. Boots vs. Sneakers? Boots. What Udaybir is wearing: Polo Shirt: FILA, Jeans: H&M, Footwear: Adidas Originals, Cap: Hackett London 8. T-shirts vs. Shirts? Shirts. What Udaybir is wearing: Polo Shirt: FILA, Jeans: H&M, Footwear: Adidas Originals, Cap: Hackett London 9. Who is the one historical figure you'd like to dress up as? Mohd Ali Jinnah. What Udaybir is wearing: Polo Shirt: FILA, Jeans: H&M, Footwear: Adidas Originals, Cap: Hackett London 10. What is the one body part you like to highlight while dressing up? Hair. I never step out without having my hair game on point, it's habitual! What Udaybir is wearing: Polo Shirt: FILA, Jeans: H&M, Footwear: Adidas Originals, Cap: Hackett London 11. Which is the best fashion advice you have received till date? Get rid of those carrot fit jeans. Photographer: Shannon Mikhail Lobo Creative Director: Santu Misra Style Editor: Siddharth Batra Assistant Stylist: Devanshi Tuli Hair and Make-up: Jean-Claude Biguine India Bookings Editor: Drishti Malik
  6. Honestly, Mark Ruffalo and spoilers go hand in hand. Sorry Mark, you brought this upon yourself. Our homeboy Mark over here is the weakest link when it comes to giving out spoilers and now, it's become one of the biggest Marvel memes. Well, he did actually give out 'Avengers: Infinity War' spoilers that one time and even got fake fired by the Russo Brothers after apparently giving out more spoilers. Everyone knows how to take advantage of Mark's weakness and have a lot of fun with it. Recently, Mark Ruffalo appeared on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' where Jimmy actually hooked him up to a lie detector test as he asked questions about 'Avengers: Endgame' because otherwise he's proven that he can't be trusted. Poor Mark was already so scared and even said, “I don't want to get fired again!” After basic test questions like 'what's your name' and stuff, then came the real deal, all the Avengers-based questions. Jimmy asked if the Hulk is actually secretly a shapeshifting alien called Skrulls? Remember Skrulls? From 'Captain Marvel'? Yep. Of course, the red light indicating that he's lying lit up. Does this mean he is a Skrull? Wait. What? Next up, “Are there any hidden clues in the latest 'Avengers' trailer that no one has figured out yet?” He was lying, we need to get to work now! Next question was about the Hulk's love life. Jimmy asked, “If Bruce Banner and Black Widow finally get together romantically in the new movie?” Well, are we getting a pairing no one asked for? Now, it's time for a question that he actually answered truthfully. “Is Don Cheadle sexier than you?” Well, he got one at least. Then come the big guns. After bringing out a The Hulk action figure, Jimmy straight up asks “Do you ever play with yourself?” Umm, it's okay Mark, we understand, but what are you doing? Now, the biggest question we've had since 'Infinity War' - “Is everyone who disappeared from the snap from Thanos actually gone or is there any way they can come back?” What an exit! Here's the entire video: He even talked about how everyone thinks Noah Centineo looks like a younger version of him. Well, Noah is on board about playing his dad. Son? https://t.co/PsRgpTmB17 — Noah (@noahcent) March 14, 2019 And then, Mark had some jokes on Instagram. View this post on Instagram #TBT A post shared by Mark Ruffalo (@markruffalo) on Mar 14, 2019 at 12:00pm PDT
  7. Being playful as a trait, we feel, is extremely underrated in the domain of fashion. Yes, looking sharp, smart, and sophisticated are important, but the thing that brings out the spunk of the outfits and lets one take a look at the relaxed, easygoing side of the soul of the wearer's style statement, is the element of playfulness. A man always looks better when he has styled himself in a way that's fun, and not stuck up. The relaxed, playful vibe is here to stay, and it only elevates one's fashion game to the next level. Actor Tushar Khanna follows this golden rule, and his wardrobe testifies. Tushar is wearing: Sweatshirt: Dom Rebel at Collective India, Jeans: H&M, Footwear: Adidas Originals, Eyewear: Versace at Luxottica Tushar opened up about his style statement and all things fashion in this candid interview. Read on. 1. What is your personal style statement like? I feel effortlessness is the key. You should never have to struggle to carry off an outfit. If you're confident and comfortable in whatever you're wearing, you'll automatically look good, irrespective of what outfit it is. Also, I think it's important to dress according to the occasion. Do that and you'll never go wrong! Tushar is wearing: Sweatshirt: Dom Rebel at Collective India, Jeans: H&M, Footwear: Adidas Originals, Eyewear: Versace at Luxottica 2. Who is the one style icon you always look up to, and why? David Beckham, all the way! Tushar is wearing: Sweatshirt: Dom Rebel at Collective India, Jeans: H&M, Footwear: Adidas Originals, Eyewear: Versace at Luxottica 3. What do you like wearing on dates? Haha! Do I need to? Tushar is wearing: Sweatshirt: Nor Black Nor White, Joggers: H&M, Footwear: Adidas Originals, Eyewear: Ray-Ban at Luxottica 4. What is that one piece of clothing in your wardrobe you just can't do without? Might sound like an odd choice, but I just can't do without my boxers. Tushar is wearing: Sweatshirt: Nor Black Nor White, Joggers: H&M, Footwear: Adidas Originals, Eyewear: Ray-Ban at Luxottica 5. What is that one fashion trend that you just don't understand/relate to? Dad bod. What does it even mean? Tushar is wearing: Sweatshirt: Nor Black Nor White, Joggers: H&M, Footwear: Adidas Originals, Eyewear: Ray-Ban at Luxottica 6. Minimalism vs. Maximalism? Minimalism. Tushar is wearing: Polo Shirt- FILA, Jeans- H&M, Shoes- FILA 7. Boots vs. Sneakers? I am a big sneakerhead. Tushar is wearing: Polo Shirt- FILA, Jeans- H&M, Shoes- FILA 8. T-shirts vs. Shirts? T-shirts. 9. Who is the one historical figure you'd like to dress up as? Emperor Akbar, maybe? Tushar is wearing: Polo Shirt- FILA, Jeans- H&M, Shoes- FILA, Eyewear- Oakley at Luxottica 10. What is the one body part you like to highlight while dressing up? My wrists. I always roll up my sleeves. 11. Which is the best fashion advice you have received till date? 'Be yourself', and I truly believe that it's the best fashion advice anyone can follow. Photographer: Shannon Mikhail Lobo Creative Director: Santu Misra Style Editor: Siddharth Batra Assistant Stylist: Devanshi Tuli Hair and Make-up: Jean-Claude Biguine India Bookings Editor: Drishti Malik
  8. If it is hard for a newcomer to make an impact with their first movie in Bollywood, it's harder, considerably more so, when one gets launched in a movie and has to share screen-space with a super established actor. This was precisely what Rohan Mehra had to face, when he made his foray into the big bad world of Bollywood, that too alongside a giant like Saif Ali Khan. However, that did not stop the lad from making an instant connection with the audience with his effortless charm and acting chops - something he seems to have inherited from his father, the iconic Mr Vinod Mehra. © MensXP Outfit Credits: T-Shirt: H&M Bomber: Nor Black Nor White Trousers: H&M Eyewear: Burberry at Luxottica It may only be the beginning for Rohan when it comes to Bollywood, but he already has established himself as a style icon among the youngsters of the country. In a candid interview with MensXP, he answered 11 personal questions about his wardrobe, and all things fashion. © MensXP Outfit Credits: Polo: FILA Jeans: H&M Footwear: Adidas Originals Eyewear: Burberry at Luxottica 1. What is your personal style statement like? Don't limit yourself, mix it up. 2. Who is the one style icon you always look up to, and why? My dad. He always seemed to stand out, yet kept it classy and easy. © MensXP Outfit Credits: Shirt: H&M Blazer: Suket Dhir Jeans: H&M Eyewear: Ray-Ban at Luxottica 3. What do you like wearing on dates? I try to keep it simple, I don't approach it differently as compared to any other occasion. 4. What is that one piece of clothing in your wardrobe you just can't do without? It has to be my denim jacket. 5. What is that one fashion trend that you just don't understand/relate to? Over-size T-shirts, at least for now! © MensXP Outfit Credits: T-Shirt: H&M Bomber: Nor Black Nor White Trousers: H&M Eyewear: Burberry at Luxottica 6. Miminalism vs. Maximalism? Minimalism. 7. Boots vs. Sneakers? Boots. 8. T-shirts vs. Shirts? Shirts. © MensXP Outfit Credits: Polo: FILA Jeans: H&M Footwear: Adidas Originals Eyewear: Burberry at Luxottica 9. Who is the one historical figure you'd like to dress up as? Malcolm X. 10. What is the one body part you like to highlight while dressing up? Feet. 11. Which is the best fashion advice you have received till date? Be yourself, wear what you like, and not what you think others would like you to wear. All the very best for future, Rohan! Creative Director: Santu Misra Style Editor: Siddharth Batra Photographer: Shannon Mikhail Lobo Assistant Stylist: Devanshi Tuli Hair: Hassan Salmani Make-up: Shiva Shankar Prasad Bookings Editor: Drishti Malik
  9. In 'MXP Body Love', we ask people with amazing bodies the key questions about how to achieve, maintain, and basically take care of our bodies in the best way possible, while seeking their guidance on the same. While we want to know hacks on seemingly superficial topics such as how to look good without clothes, we also want to delve deep and discuss bigger issues such as body positivity, acceptance, how to deal with insecurities, and also how to move past difficulties and strive to reach the best version of oneself. Our 'Body Love' expert here is actor Dheeraj Dhoopar. © Dheeraj Dhoopar 1. One food item you should never, ever eat? I feel one must never eat anything made out of refined flour (Maida). It has no nutritional value at all and causes a lot of problems later on in life. 2. The one body part you should never ignore when it comes to workout? The one body part that is ignored the most but must never be ignored is legs. Working out legs has the most benefits, amongst all the body parts. It helps develop cardio vascular strength, helps burn fat faster and also helps in increasing metabolic rate. 3. Natural fuzz vs. waxed/trimmed body hair? I feel trimming body hair is the most convenient, and hence is the best. It saves a lot of time, and also does not affect the skin adversely. If someone naturally has less body hair, then nothing like that. © Dheeraj Dhoopar 4. Grooming essentials - what are the products you can't do without? I can't do without my perfume, and I definitely cannot do without my hair products. I have a lot of them and I keep buying new stuff to experiment with. Whenever I travel out of country I make it to point to get new products, or products that are not easily available. © Dheeraj Dhoopar 5. Shave down there or trim it? I feel trimming is better any day. Saves time and effort. © Dheeraj Dhoopar 6. Best lighting for clicking nudes (or just for the boudoir)? I think natural light during monsoon season is the best when it some to shooting nudes. That light is uniform and one can play with it to any extent as it's not too harsh. © Dheeraj Dhoopar 7. Did you ever face any insecurity about your own body? What did you do to deal with it? I have never faced any insecurity with my body. I know my body well and I know what suits my body. One thing I know is that I have a tendency to put on weight, and so I make it a point to only eat and drink what my body can handle. © Dheeraj Dhoopar 8. What is the toughest challenge according to you, when it comes to obtaining and maintaining a body in its peak shape? I feel the toughest challenge is to keep at it forever. One may attain a good physique but maintaining it forever it the toughest thing to do. A lot of mental toughness and will power is required to continue doing that. 9. Not everyone is content with the way their body looks. How do you suggest one should deal with it? One most know their body to the core. Once you understand your body, you will be comfortable with whoever you are. I don't think anyone who meets you will judge you on your body, because there are a lot of other things you need to work on before you focus on that. © Dheeraj Dhoopar 10. The lines are constantly thinning, when it comes to what is beautiful and what is not. Body positivity is slowly catching up, and the 'accepted standards' of beauty and fitness are getting questioned. What are your views about it? I completely support it, as there can't be any set parameters to judge anyone physically, especially since we live in a society. I feel getting comfortable with our own body by accepting the flaws makes us open to various other forms of body types around us, which is essential for our own mental well-being.
  10. In 'MXP Body Love', we ask people with amazing bodies the key questions about how to achieve, maintain, and basically take care of our bodies in the best way possible, while seeking their guidance on the same. While we want to know hacks on seemingly superficial topics such as how to look good without clothes, we also want to delve deep and discuss bigger issues such as body positivity, acceptance, how to deal with insecurities, and also how to move past difficulties and strive to reach the best version of oneself. Our 'Body Love' expert here is actor Kunal Kapoor. © Instagram/kunalkkapoor 1. One food item you should never, ever eat? I believe one should consciously avoid eating fried food. I grew up eating fried food, and the college I went to had the best Pav-Vada. I, however, have given it up completely, and haven't indulged in it since the past two years or so. © Instagram/kunalkkapoor 2. The one body part you should never ignore when it comes to workout? Legs. Unfortunately, in our country, it's always somehow about 'looking fit' than actually being fit. It's always about looking muscular and filling up the T-shirts. So people don't really work on their legs - which is absolutely unhealthy, not to mention unaesthetic. Apart from legs, glutes are also important when it comes to overall fitness, not only to look hot in a pair of jeans, but to maintain a healthy core as well. Also, we should also train the smaller muscles in our body regularly, that often gets ignored, thereby causing muscular imbalances and injuries. © Instagram/kunalkkapoor 3. Natural fuzz vs. waxed/trimmed body hair? I'm absolutely comfortable with the natural fuzz, but I'm open to trimming or waxing if a role demands it. © Instagram/kunalkkapoor 4. Grooming essentials - what are the products you can't do without? A good face wash, a good perfume (I have a huge collection of perfumes), and a nail-cutter. © Instagram/kunalkkapoor 5. Shaving Vs. trimming? Shaving seems to be a lot of work. Trimming is far easier. Anyway I like my stubble, so trimming it is. © Instagram/kunalkkapoor 6. Best lighting for clicking shirtless pictures? Till this point, honestly, I never thought about it. © Instagram/kunalkkapoor 7. Did you ever face any insecurity about your own body? What did you do to deal with it? I did, of course. Even though the popular belief runs that only overweight people get body shamed, it's not true. I was skinny as a kid, was always conscious of it. I tried to deal with it by taking up physically demanding stuff, in order to prove myself in front of other kids. I discovered the magic of exercising and workouts when I was about 16, and have never looked back since. I started doing martial arts, push-ups, pull-ups, and also started going to the gym. Even though I did it mainly to just look good at that point in time, it proved to be life-changing. © Instagram/kunalkkapoor 8. What is the toughest challenge according to you, when it comes to obtaining and maintaining a body in its peak shape? I have a terrible sweet tooth. I can finish off mithhai boxes or bars of chocolates in minutes. Even though I control it well now-a-days, it's still challenging for me. Also, I'm an overall foodie who comes from a family where everything is cooked in desi ghee and food is rich and delicious overall. Ghee is good for you, btw, provided you limit the consumption in case you're trying to build an aesthetically appealing physique. © Instagram/kunalkkapoor 9. Not everyone is content with the way their body looks. How do you suggest one should deal with it? I think the only way to deal with that is to look at it with a different approach. One should of course try to look good, but that should never be the aim with which they should plan their workouts. The goal should be to always be stronger than what you were yesterday. That way, you remain consistent, and automatically gain a better physique. I have seen really strong looking, muscular people who can't even touch their toes. What's the point of such shallow satisfaction in terms of how your body looks if it's not strong and flexible enough? Also, you should have fun while working out. Remember how we used to do somersaults and cartwheels effortlessly as children, and can't seem to do it any more when we are adults? Perhaps that's just because we forget to have fun once we grow up. © Instagram/kunalkkapoor 10. The lines are constantly thinning, when it comes to what is beautiful and what is not. Body positivity is slowly catching up, and the 'accepted standards' of beauty and fitness are getting questioned. What are your views about it? One should stop following trends, because they are just that - trends, and they will keep changing. What a body should look like will keep changing, and you can't keep up with that. What one needs to look at is their overall well-being. By that, I don't mean only physical well-being, but their mental and emotional well-being as well, and there can be multiple ways to achieve that. For example, I do an hour of meditation every morning, and that seems to help me out a lot in terms of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. So all one needs to focus on is what they feel about their own physique, and their own health, rather than focusing on what the world thinks about it.
  11. In 'MXP Body Love', we ask people with amazing bodies the key questions about how to achieve, maintain, and basically take care of our bodies in the best way possible, while seeking their guidance on the same. While we want to know hacks on seemingly superficial topics such as how to look good without clothes, we also want to delve deep and discuss bigger issues such as body positivity, acceptance, how to deal with insecurities, and also how to move past difficulties and strive to reach the best version of oneself. Our 'Body Love' expert here is actor Saqib Saleem. © Instagram/saqibsaleem 1. One food item you should never, ever eat? Karela. I just don't like Karela. © Instagram/saqibsaleem 2. The one body part you should never ignore when it comes to workout? I'd say legs. You should always train legs. © Instagram/saqibsaleem 3. Natural fuzz vs. waxed/trimmed body hair? Waxed/Trimmed Body Hair. © Instagram/saqibsaleem 4. Grooming essentials - what are the products you can't do without? A good body wash, a collection of perfumes, & a good face wash. © Instagram/saqibsaleem 5. Shave down there or trim it? No comments. © Instagram/saqibsaleem 6. Best lighting for clicking nudes (or just for the boudoir)? Why would I click nudes? I don't click nudes. © Instagram/saqibsaleem 7. Did you ever face any insecurity about your own body? What did you do to deal with it? I was a little chubby as a kid, but somehow the fat didn't make me conscious about anything. I was a sportsman. I played sports & it was all good. I eventually lost that extra weight. © Instagram/saqibsaleem 8. What is the toughest challenge according to you, when it comes to obtaining and maintaining a body in its peak shape? The toughest challenge is the diet - to get the food right & to keep it really clean. That's undoubtedly the toughest thing when it comes to maintaining a body in its peak shape. © Instagram/saqibsaleem 9. Not everyone is content with the way their body looks. How do you suggest one should deal with it? One should just be happy with whatever they have while always trying to be a better version of themselves. One should always motivate themselves, and push themselves to try and be a better person, along with working towards a better body everyday. It's essentially an everyday affair. © Instagram/saqibsaleem 10. The lines are constantly thinning, when it comes to what is beautiful and what is not. Body positivity is slowly catching up, and the 'accepted standards' of beauty and fitness are getting questioned. What are your views about it? I think one should concentrate on just being fit, rather than 'looking fit'. You don't need to have a six pack to be fit. You're fit if you can comfortably finish a 5 km run, irrespective of what people say. All I care about, superficially, is just looking good in all sorts of outfit - right from jackets to T-shirts. That is sustainable and would suffice for me.
  12. In 'MXP Body Love', we ask people with amazing bodies the key questions about how to achieve, maintain, and basically take care of our bodies in the best way possible, while seeking their guidance on the same. While we want to know hacks on seemingly superficial topics such as how to look good without clothes, we also want to delve deep and discuss bigger issues such as body positivity, acceptance, how to deal with insecurities, and also how to move past difficulties and strive to reach the best version of oneself. Our 'Body Love' expert here is actor Sooraj Pancholi. © Instagram/soorajpancholi 1. One food item you should never, ever eat? I won't comment on any food item, but I strongly advise against taking fat burners. I always see youngsters ingesting fat burners without any proper guidance, and that should be a complete no-no, for your general well-being in the future. © Instagram/soorajpancholi 2. The one body part you should never ignore when it comes to workout? Legs, for sure. © Instagram/soorajpancholi 3. Natural fuzz vs. waxed/trimmed body hair? I have never waxed my body. I'd say trimmed. © Instagram/soorajpancholi 4. Grooming essentials - what are the products you can't do without? The basics. Perfume and Vitamin E cream suffice for me. © Instagram/soorajpancholi 5. Shave down there or trim it? It really depends on the occasion. © Instagram/soorajpancholi 6. Best lighting for clicking shirtless pictures / nudes (or just for the boudoir)? Again, depends on the kind of picture I'm going for, but I'd say top lighting doesn't work for me, even though it's popular. © Instagram/soorajpancholi 7. Did you ever face any insecurity about your own body? What did you do to deal with it? I'm still insecure about my body. I feel that is what takes me to the gym every day. I feel that's not essentially a bad thing, because while I'm not obsessed with it, I don't want to feel complacent as well. I feel it's okay to feel that way, because even the most successful bodybuilders are not completely happy with their body. © Instagram/soorajpancholi 8. What is the toughest challenge according to you, when it comes to obtaining and maintaining a body in its peak shape? Diet, without a doubt. It's extremely difficult to strictly maintain a diet all year round. © Instagram/soorajpancholi 9. Not everyone is content with the way their body looks. How do you suggest one should deal with it? No one can be perfect. Perfection is a myth. Especially, with the advent of social media, especially Instagram, the pressure of obtaining a particular standard has been mounting on everyone. I feel instead of chasing something unrealistic, one should actually work towards something sustainable, and what they feel at peace with. Even the best of bodybuilders aren't 100% happy with their physiques, but they strive to achieve what matters to them. We should take a cue from them and work towards goals that we ourselves have set, and not participate in someone else's race. © Instagram/soorajpancholi 10. The lines are constantly thinning, when it comes to what is beautiful and what is not. Body positivity is slowly catching up, and the 'accepted standards' of beauty and fitness are getting questioned. What are your views about it? I think it's amazing. I feel body positivity is essential because it boosts everyone's self-confidence. One doesn't need to have an eight pack to look good. A little bit of tummy or curves are beautiful in their own way, and everyone needs to understand this. A quintessential 'beach' body might look aesthetically appealing from outside, but it's not necessarily healthy if it's loaded with steroids. I think people should focus more on being actually fit, rather than focusing on looking fit. If you feel fit, you are automatically beautiful, and no other validation is required post that.
  13. In 'MXP Body Love', we ask people with amazing bodies the key questions about how to achieve, maintain, and basically take care of our bodies in the best way possible, while seeking their guidance on the same. While we want to know hacks on seemingly superficial topics such as how to look good without clothes, we also want to delve deep and discuss bigger issues such as body positivity, acceptance, how to deal with insecurities, and also how to move past difficulties and strive to reach the best version of oneself. Our 'Body Love' expert here is actor Pulkit Samrat. 1. One food item you should never, ever eat? If one wants to avoid, one must avoid sugar as much as possible! © Instagram/pulkitsamrat 2. The one body part you should never ignore when it comes to workout? Legs. © Instagram/pulkitsamrat 3. Natural fuzz vs. waxed/trimmed body hair? Waxed/trimmed. © Gaurav Bhatt 4. Grooming essentials - what are the products you can't do without? Skin oils help keep your skin hydrated, and bees wax balm - a multipurpose miraculous balm that keeps dry skin and chapped lips at bay. © Rohan Shreshta 5. Shave down there or trim it? Depends on the demand ;) © Gaurav Bhatt 6. Best lighting for clicking nudes (or just for the boudoir)? Moonlight ;) © Instagram/pulkitsamrat 7. Did you ever face any insecurity about your own body? What did you do to deal with it? Never! One feels insecure only when one starts to compare with others. Every body is different. Every muscle group reacts differently to your workout and diet regime. Find an active balance in life and make more active and wise choice of food and lifestyle. © Gaurav Bhatt 8. What is the toughest challenge according to you, when it comes to obtaining and maintaining a body in its peak shape? After sometime of hard hitting and consistent workout there comes a tipping point when your body's just about go on a roller coaster change overall. Patience is what will help here!! Just when you think body's not responding to workout or being stagnant for sometime now, throw in a challenge, change your regime, shuffle things around and the body will happily move forward with you on this fitness journey. © Instagram/pulkitsamrat 9. Not everyone is content with the way their body looks. How do you suggest one should deal with it? Never compare. Never chase any sort of unattainable Instagram-ish Photoshopped physique! Every body had strong points and weak points. Recognise them and make the weak ones strong and strong ones stronger. © Gaurav Bhatt 10. The lines are constantly thinning, when it comes to what is beautiful and what is not. Body positivity is slowly catching up, and the 'accepted standards' of beauty and fitness are getting questioned. What are your views about it? I have no opinions when it comes to what is a beautiful body! I like a fit body. That's beautiful! And fit doesn't just mean that one has to have six packs etc. It's about moving your ass every single day and shunning the sedentary lifestyle. It's about making wise food choices. It's about how you feel when you done with any sort of activity, be it weight training, functional training, jog, cycle, martial arts, dance, swimming and what not! But move that ass to keep that heart pumping in a healthy fashion.
  14. In 'MXP Body Love', we ask people with amazing bodies the key questions about how to achieve, maintain, and basically take care of our bodies in the best way possible, while seeking their guidance on the same. While we want to know hacks on seemingly superficial topics such as how to look good without clothes, we also want to delve deep and discuss bigger issues such as body positivity, acceptance, how to deal with insecurities, and also how to move past difficulties and strive to reach the best version of oneself. Our 'Body Love' expert here is model, anchor, and actor Karan Wahi. © Instagram/imkaranwahi 1. One food item you should never, ever eat? There is nothing really that I do not eat . I am allergic to corn, but I eat that too when the craving is too much. © Instagram/imkaranwahi 2. The one body part you should never ignore when it comes to workout? Legs. It's the base of your frame, and stronger legs mean a better frame. You don't have to go mad with heavy weights, but one should make it a point to work on them for sure. © Instagram/imkaranwahi 3. Natural fuzz vs. waxed/trimmed body hair? I have become a fan of natural fuzz with time, though I don't mind either. © Instagram/imkaranwahi 4. Grooming essentials - what are the products you can't do without? I believe in the basics. A body wash, a perfume, and mouthwash suffice for me. © Instagram/imkaranwahi 5. Shave down there or trim it? Let's just keep that a mystery? © Instagram/imkaranwahi 6. Best lighting for clicking nudes (or just for the boudoir)? Not a fan of nudes. If you're comfortable in your own skin, lighting honestly doesn't matter. © Instagram/imkaranwahi 7. Did you ever face any insecurity about your own body? What did you do to deal with it? I have never really faced insecurities about my body. But I make sure that if I want to achieve a certain goal, I work towards it. © Instagram/imkaranwahi 8. What is the toughest challenge according to you, when it comes to obtaining and maintaining a body in its peak shape? I think obtaining a good physique is easy, but maintaining it is the hard part. No one can be in peak shape for a really long time, so you gotta know where to draw the line, and at what point u can maintain it easily. © Instagram/imkaranwahi 9. Not everyone is content with the way their body looks. How do you suggest one should deal with it? Well, body shaming is the reason people feel uncomfortable. But I feel everyone needs to have a goal and work towards it. Every body type is different and every person is different- so what works for someone, might not work for you. Get inspired, but don't copy. © Instagram/imkaranwahi 10. The lines are constantly thinning, when it comes to what is beautiful and what is not. Body positivity is slowly catching up, and the 'accepted standards' of beauty and fitness are getting questioned. What are your views about it? I feel the pressure of looking ripped or chiselled has got to do with the fad than people actually wanting to be fit. Fitness has never been about how you look, but it's about how you feel, and in the process, if you obtain a chiselled structure, that's an add-on. People are finally realizing that it's more important to be healthy than to be size 0 or have an eight-pack. It's important to understand that accepted standards have been set by people only, and what is great for one, may not be for others.
  15. In 'MXP Body Love', we ask people with amazing bodies the key questions about how to achieve, maintain, and basically take care of our bodies in the best way possible, while seeking their guidance on the same. While we want to know hacks on seemingly superficial topics such as how to look good without clothes, we also want to delve deep and discuss bigger issues such as body positivity, acceptance, how to deal with insecurities, and also how to move past difficulties and strive to reach the best version of oneself. Our 'Body Love' expert here is model and actor Prateek Jain, who was also Mr World India 2014. © Instagram 1. One food you should never, ever eat? I'd give it straight to you, because I myself follow that religiously - please avoid fried and sugar laden foods. It's a must. © Instagram 2. The one body part you should never ignore when it comes to workout? Legs, definitely. Indian men have this weird fixation with working only their upper body, which results in the unfortunate and unsightly condition which is called 'chicken legs'. Please train legs, folks! © Instagram 3. Natural fuzz vs. waxed/trimmed body hair? Trimmed, definitely. I want to see my definition when I'm working out, but I can't take the pain of getting waxed. Trimming works perfectly well! © Instagram 4. Grooming essentials - what are the products you can't do without? I just can't do without three things which are basic, but extremely important: my perfume, my body butter, and my sunblock. © Instagram 5. Shave down there or trim it? It really depends on my mood. I do both, from time to time, but I'd say trimming works better when you have a busy schedule like I do. © Instagram 6. Best lighting for clicking nudes (or just for the boudoir)? Why don't I just leave it for the photographer? (Winks) © Instagram 7. Did you ever face any insecurity about your own body? What did you do to deal with it? Well, I have always been into sports. The result? I was skinny AF. Plus, when you're out in the sun all day, you get tanned like you've been to the sun. So yes, pretty much these two were the biggest issues I had with my body. © Instagram 8. What is the toughest challenge according to you, when it comes to obtaining and maintaining a body in its peak shape? Diet, without a doubt. When you want a shredded physique, you need 6 hours' worth of sleep, and probably 4 hours in the gym. But the rest 14 hours, you need to be on top of your game about what you're eating. Trust me, it's tough. © Instagram 9. Not everyone is content with the way their body looks. How do you suggest one should deal with it? Work towards getting your dream physique, of course. But along with that, it's extremely important to embrace what you have. When you're comfortable with your own body, you automatically become really attractive. © Instagram 10. The lines are constantly thinning, when it comes to what is beautiful and what is not. Body positivity is slowly catching up, and the 'accepted standards' of beauty and fitness are getting questioned. What are your views about it? I like how people have started becoming aware about body positivity. The usage of social media platforms to promote messages about inclusivity is something which I really find fascinating. No matter what size or shape you have, the key is to just embrace the same and be happy, provided you're healthy and fit. That's all!
  16. In 'MXP Body Love', we ask people with amazing bodies the key questions about how to achieve, maintain, and basically take care of our bodies in the best way possible, while seeking their guidance on the same. While we want to know hacks on seemingly superficial topics such as how to look good without clothes, we also want to delve deep and discuss bigger issues such as body positivity, acceptance, how to deal with insecurities, and also how to move past difficulties and strive to reach the best version of oneself. Our 'Body Love' expert here is actor Udaybir Sandhu, who just made his Bollywood debut with Akshay Kumar in 'Gold'. © Instagram 1. One food you should never, ever eat? Eat whatever you like but in a smart way. Do not punish yourself by not eating all the time. Eat anything and everything but once in a while. Please eat whatever you like because that will make you happy, but you need to be in control. My day comprises of 90 percent healthy food and 10 percent unhealthy food because I'm already in shape and I can burn those extra calories with one or two hours of exercise. But for someone who needs to get in shape, it has to be 100 percent healthy eating everyday (maybe have a cheat meal once a week till you achieve the results). Once you get the results, you'll know how your body reacts and you can adjust your exercise routine and diet accordingly. © Instagram 2. The one body part you should never ignore when it comes to workout? Chest and Legs both. I think these two body parts define a perfect body. © Instagram 3. Natural fuzz vs. waxed/trimmed body hair? Trimmed hair. You got to wax or trim regularly if you wish to see the results and also it makes you look younger. © Instagram 4. Grooming essentials - what are the products you can't do without? I try to keep everything very natural as I hardly use any products. Natural rose water is something I always rely on. © Instagram 5. Shave down there or trim it? Definitely trim. © Instagram 6. Best lighting for clicking nudes (or just for the boudoir)? I need to try it and get back to you on that one haha! © Instagram 7. Did you ever face any insecurity about your own body? What did you do to deal with it? Well, I have always been into sports but never had a great frame like an athlete.I had to work harder than the rest to have a defined body and that included going to the gym twice a day for 2 months when I was in college. © Instagram 8. What is the toughest challenge according to you, when it comes to obtaining and maintaining a body in its peak shape? Maintaining rock hard abs for sure. That's the time I completely go on a low-carb diet - which is very hard. © Instagram 9. Not everyone is content with the way their body looks. How do you suggest one should deal with it? Stop eating unhealthy food all the time and not doing any form of exercise. You need to maintain a balance in your daily life. Start slowly and don't give up. Start with 3 days of workout a week and then increase it slowly. Also, start with 50 percent of healthy diet at least, and then shift to a 100 percent healthy diet plan.The initial phase is always the toughest. © Instagram 10. The lines are constantly thinning, when it comes to what is beautiful and what is not. Body positivity is slowly catching up, and the 'accepted standards' of beauty and fitness are getting questioned. What are your views about it? Well, it depends on what makes you feel happy and pretty. It could be eating a lot and not working out or vice versa but you also need to respect your body by keeping it healthy. I'm not saying you become good-looking by getting fit but it definitely helps you stay active and more focused in life, and that in itself makes you feel pretty and confident.
  17. In 'MXP Body Love', we ask people with amazing bodies the key questions about how to achieve, maintain, and basically take care of our bodies in the best way possible, while seeking their guidance on the same. While we want to know hacks on seemingly superficial topics such as how to look good without clothes, we also want to delve deep and discuss bigger issues such as body positivity, acceptance, how to deal with insecurities, and also how to move past difficulties and strive to reach the best version of oneself. Our 'Body Love' expert here is actor Sahil Salathia, who answers 7 intimate questions about his physique. © Sahil Salathia 1. One Food You Should Never, Ever Eat? To be honest, try and avoid sugar and junk as much as you can. Keep your one or two cheat meals in place every week but don't make a habit of consuming sugar and/or junk every other day. Personally, I even avoid white rice completely. I have replaced white rice in my diet with quinoa. I have even found a substitute for wheat chapatis in 'naachni roti'. These small changes in your diet go a long way and once you form a habit of them, life seems super normal, unless you are a Bengali and just can't live without rice haha! Btw, I love Bengali fish curry with white rice. That is my ultimate food fetish. Hence, I am going to marry a Bengali girl who can make me fish curry every now and then. Rest of the time, I'll cook quinoa and 'naachni roti' for the two of us. © Sahil Salathia 2. The One Body Part You Should Never Ignore When It Comes To Workout? For me, it's legs and chest. As Indian men, we love huge shoulders and that's it, we stop there. Most of us then look like some strange species that has legs made of paper and shoulders of steel. It's very important to have a body that's proportionate and not out of order when you look at it from head to toe. Plus, having strong legs automatically helps you in building a strong core. Chest happens to be my personal favourite body part to work on. I like it tight and toned and not so huge. Lean is in, and rightfully so! © Sahil Salathia © Sahil Salathia 3. Natural Fuzz Vs. Waxed/Trimmed Body Hair? I would say it depends on my mood. Sometimes, I like to look like an animal that is not really into fixing body hair. And then, that guy with that trimmed body hair is also me! I prefer trimming body hair though because it's definitely more hygienic and weather-friendly in a city like Bombay, where I currently live. Waxing is a major no for me. It hurts, man, I have been told. 4. Grooming Essentials - Top 5 Products? 1. My medicated soap called 'Acneguard' that keeps acne under check. Clear skin is a major plus for anybody, be it a man or a woman! 2. Sunscreen/sunblock. Could be any brand as long as the SPF is good enough to save that skin under the sun. 3. B Blunt volumizing leave-in spray for that perfect hairdo. © Sahil Salathia 4. Clinique Aloe shave gel for a good shave. Since it's Aloe Vera based, it really cools the skin down and helps with cuts, if at all. 5. Clinique charcoal face wash for that extra push for a relatively cleaner face and to keep all that Bombay pollution ruining the skin under control. © Sahil Salathia 5. Shave Down There Or Trim It? I like to trim it mostly. But not that I have never shaved it. So, yup, both...depends on my mood. I'm such a moody guy I tell ya! © Sahil Salathia 6. Best Lighting For Clicking Nudes (Or Just For The Boudoir)? Top light. Body looks amazing. Now, since you are taking nudes, you might as well look your naked best! *winks* © Sahil Salathia 7. Any Last Minute Tip? Just stay happy from within, man! I know it sounds preachy but it's true AF. Meditate if you can take some time out. Don't miss your workouts because they will fix your mental health also and you will obviously look sexier naked. Now, who doesn't want that? Picture Credits: Tanmay Mainkar
  18. When they said your body is your temple, they actually referred to a temple with good maintenance, not an ancient structure that will fall apart and is only dependent on your prayers. You need to take care of your body and do your best to make it reach its best version, because honestly, that is the only thing you really own, and the only thing money can't buy you. A well-built body, and the efforts you have put in to achieve that, legit count as your best investment. In MXP Body Love, we will ask people with amazing bodies the key questions, and seek their guidance on the same. Our Body Love expert here, is actor Tushar Khanna, who answers 7 questions on how to look good without clothes. © Instagram © Tushar Khanna 1. One Food You Should Never, Ever Eat? For me, it has got to be sugar. Sugar is one of the most dangerous food items because it's the hardest to get rid of from your diet, and causes the most damage. I have read that getting rid of a sugar addiction is as hard as quitting drugs, because they impact the same part of your brain. I try avoiding it as much as I can, but I give in a little bit on my cheat days. A man's gotta survive! © Instagram © Instagram 2. The One Body Part You Should Never Ignore When It Comes To Workout? Legs. When it comes to Indian gyms, I have noticed most people are just obsessed with their upper bodies, mainly chest and arms, and end up ignoring their lower body. The result? A weak core, and a weird, misshapen body. Chicken legs are not sexy, homies! Also, your upper body strength increases when your legs are equally strong. © Instagram 3. Natural Fuzz vs. Waxed/Trimmed Body Hair? I am more of a natural or neatly trimmed person. I anyway don't have an excessive growth, plus waxing is just not my thing. I don't think I can ever get waxing done, because it hurts even while thinking about it, haha! © Tushar Khanna © Instagram 4. Grooming Essentials - What Are The Products You Can't Do Without? Face wash, sun block and a moisturiser. I also think it's extremely important to scrub once a week, to get rid of dead skin. I only use products by Kiehl's, as they suit my skin type. © Instagram 5. Shave Down There Or Trim It? Trim, always. © Tushar Khanna 6. Best Lighting For Clicking Nudes (Or Just For The Boudoir)? If you're in good shape, the lighting doesn't matter! *winks* © Instagram 7. Any Last-Minute Tip? If you ask me, I'd just say that confidence is the key to looking good, with or without clothes. Just be proud of who you are, and be confident, and you'll automatically look good.
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