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  1. From prediciting (years before they actually happened) Donald Trump's presidency, Ebola virus outbreak, 5th episode of 'Game of Thrones Season 8' to predicting almost every breakthrough in technological invention, The Simpsons family knows the future like no one else. For those who don't know or have never heard about 'The Simpsons', I will assume that you were living under a rock all this time. FYI, the show that made its debut in 1989 is a satirical portrayal of a family, who lives in the fictional town of Springfield. The members in the family are Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie. © Fox Studios However, except for the fact that the show made some crazy predictions that came true, how well do you know 'The Simpsons', one of the legendary families and sitcom in the history of television? We've compiled a list of some interesting facts that even the show's fans (except the biggest ones maybe) probably didn't know. 1. It usually takes around 6 to 8 months to create a single episode of 'The Simpsons'. 2. 'D'oh' is actually a word that was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2001. The word is defined as: "Expressing frustration at the realisation that things have turned out badly or not as planned, or that one has just said or done something foolish." 'D'oh' is my favourite word now. © Fox Studios 3. This is the longest-running prime-time comedy and animated series in the history of American television. The show also holds the record for most guest stars on a television series. 4. In case you missed it, all the characters in the show have only 4 fingers on each hand, except God. Only God has five fingers. 5. Wonder why the show's main characters are yellow in colour? In order to attract the attention of channel hoppers. And you thought there was some hidden meaning behind it! 6. Bart's hair always consists of nine points, except for when it's combed. 7. Until 1998, the six main voice over actors earned $30,000 per episode. Between 1998 to 2004, they made $125,000 per episode. Today they make $507,000 (approx) per episode. © Fox Studios 8. TIME magazine in 1998 once called this show the century's best television series. In fact, in the same edition, they included Bart Simpson in the list of the century's 100 most influential people. Bart was the only fictional character to make it to the list. 9. In 1990, 'The Simpsons' released an album called 'The Simpsons: Sing The Blues'. One of the songs, 'Do The Bartman' was a global hit. But, did you know that the song was co-produced and co-written by none other than Michael Jackson, who was a huge fan of the show? Jackson also provided background vocals to the song. 10. 'The Simpsons' have visited all the seven continents. © Fox Studios 11. The show is the first, and so far, the only animated series to be nominated for Golden Globe for Best Television Series - musical or comedy. 12. Elizabeth Taylor, Susan Sarandon, Alec Baldwin, Mark Hamill, Steve Buscemi, James Caan, Ricky Gervais, and Joe Mantegna are the only guest actors to play both themselves and a fictional character on the series. 13. The character of Otto the bus driver is believed to be based on 'Guns N' Roses' guitarist Slash. Both have long black curly hair and are avid snake collectors. © Fox Studios 14. The website that Homer created with false 'dirt' on many citizens, was accessible at www.mrxswebpage.com. While the website still exists, it now appears to be identical to www.fox.com. 15. Bart Simpson's voice is actually that of a woman. Nancy Cartwright first tried out for Lisa's voice, but eventually ended up lending it for Bart. 16. The show's creator Matt Groening named the characters after his own family members, except for Bart. 'Bart' is an anagram for 'Brat'. © Fox Studios 17. A kid who was Bart's age when the show aired for the first time will now be as old as Homer. You can catch the latest episodes of the 'The Simpsons' on Star World.
  2. The Lok Sabha Election results have been termed as TsuNaMo and Modi Wave 2.0, and we all know why that is. The clean sweep win for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been the biggest topic of discussion since yesterday and sure enough friends and foes of the winning party have come forward to have their say. © Twitter But if there is one thing about such events that keep common people on their toes, it's the prospect of finding out what the opposition parties and celebrities have to say about it. And surely, many politicians and celebrities have voiced themselves since the results came out. While reactions to the such a major event are to be found in abundance, what's the fun in that? So instead of doing what is most obvious, we decided to bring you 5 very interesting things celebrities have said about the election results. Gul Panag © Twitter This is turning into a Shok Sabha for the opposition! — Gul Panag (@GulPanag) May 23, 2019 Well, what can we say, but it did turn into a shok sabha for Congress and AAP eventually. Thankfully, they haven't been the kind of sore losers everyone was expecting them to be. Vishal Dadlani © Twitter This was my prediction, a few hours before exit polls. It's not about Pulwama. Nor about development, nor Mandir/Masjid nor any such. The narrative that has truly worked is "if not Modi...who?". No opposition party was able to provide an answer with any resonance. Truth. https://t.co/o6RWu4cFpt — VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) May 23, 2019 Known for his honest opinions when it comes to politics and rights of citizens, even Vishal laid down the bigger truth as it was. India chose its leader and the reasons are in front of us to see. Siddharth © Twitter #Congress should consider changing their team name like #DelhiDaredevils. There are only so many thrashings under an incapable leader and self goals that any party can take. Is the grand old party of Independent India on its death bed? #IndianElections2019 — Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) May 23, 2019 If there is one celebrity who has constantly been very verbal with his objections, it has to be Telugu actor Siddharth. However, after the Lok Sabha Election verdict, even Siddharth urged the opposition to introspect. Shashi Tharoor © Twitter As my lead nears 50,000 with 72% counted, i feel like a batsman who has scored a century while his team has lost! It's a bittersweet emotion I will take some time to reflect on. #TharoorForTvm — Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) May 23, 2019 This post of the wordsmith was so on-point, we couldn't help but agree to it. It's sad to see that Shashi Tharoor couldn't celebrate his hatrick win the way he wanted to. Shekhar Kapur © Twitter The world does not want to believe the Indian Voter has a mind of its own? The rubbish I have been reading makes them look like sheep following a herd. 85 million are first time voters who voted for a better future. The results will declare who they believe will give it to them — Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) May 23, 2019 Again, it's time we all accept and respect the verdict that's come about regardless of whether it goes with our personal beliefs or not.
  3. Look, I don't care if the video footage from 'Avengers: Endgame' has been leaked by one of the inside men of the Marvel Studios (maybe, keep a closer look at your men, MARVEL!) and sure there's that theory released by infamous Redditor who'd successfully predicted every event of 'Avengers: Infinity War' that has made the people of internet gasping for air. But, the Marvel nerd in me has somehow kept me afloat in such testing times when everyone is looking to ruin the whole experience for me by “accidentally” tagging me on the Facebook posts about the leaked footage. FYI - There's a special place in 'Hel' for such people (get it?) Anyhow, as a lover of Stan Lee's vision and Kevin Feige's touch to make the Marvel Comics an even better visual delight and attention to detail, I am always on the lookout for the smallest of hints and easter eggs that the brilliant geeks at Marvel Studios slide into the movie footage. I caught one such hint in one of the latest Endgame “spots” released by the Studios titled “Marvel Studios' Avengers: Endgame | "Mission" Spot” In the footage, Captain America talks about dividing the Avengers into various teams with missions allotted to each of them. “No mistakes, no dovers. Look out for each other. This is the fight of our lives,” he says as the Avengers assemble and raise their fists together. © Marvel Studios And this is it. This is where the clue lies. In this scene there are nine people making the circle. According to the rest of the trailer we are certain that Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Natasha Romanoff, Rocket, Clint Barton, Scott Lang are seen wearing the quantum realm suit, standing in that very circle. Also, according to the previous trailers we know that Nebula and James Rhodes also have been seen walking through the Avengers' plane hanger wearing the suit. So, who is the ninth character? We can judge by the modifications made to the suits and the length and size of the hands, we can make some really well-educated guesses as to who is standing where: Let's start with the very obvious one going counter clockwise: We can see Rocket, Nebula, then we have Rhodes' customised Iron Patriot suit, followed by Scott, Natasha, Barton and finally Rogers and Stark. However, the last hand has to belong to a physically bigger being like Thor. © Marvel Studios But if my theory about Captain Marvel's fate in the first half of the movie is true, then Thor will not be available to go on this 'mission'. So if not Thor, then who? I guess you know where we are going with this. This has to be Hulk! Getting over his loss against Thanos at the Argardian ship at the beginning of Infinity War, Hulk might finally be back. But, wait! There's more! Notice how calm and relaxed that hand is? Almost as if the Hulk isn't angry anymore. As if, Bruce Banner has some kind of control over the green beast. And believe it or not but In the Marvel Comics, there also exists a character like who has the mind of Banner and strength of the Hulk and is known by the name of Professor Hulk. Could this be true?
  4. The long weekend is here and in case you're not doing anything, just being a couch potato, nursing bad health or loaded with work which barred you from leaving town, then my guess is that like most of us, binge-watching will be the only plan you'll have. Here are 5 interesting suggestions for you for this weekend: 1. Hanna- This drama series follows a 15-year-old girl, Hanna who is being hunted down by a CIA agent. This dark show could be a good binge watch for you! 2. The OA 2- Brit Marling is back with her brilliance. If you followed Prairie and her friends travelling across dimensions of time in the 1st season and were left shook with what followed, this one is more layered and complicated like something you didn't imagine. 3. McMafia- Nawaz fans already devoured it last year but in case you haven't, this is a good show to binge watch. The BBC drama has Nawaz playing a Mumbai importer, Dilly Mahmood. The series revolves around Alex Goldman who is brought up by Russian exiles. Makes for a good binge watch. 4. Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé- You don't need any more reasons to watch the madness and the sheer dedication that goes behind the planning of a Beyoncé concert. This is basically a testament of her persona, just watch it already. 5. Our Planet- This series explores the wonders of the world in eight parts. This insane project was in the works for over 4 years and was shot in over 50 countries. Just prepare to be mesmerised.
  5. The Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week just took off, and the first day saw a plethora of interesting street style moments. From innovative fabric patterns to elaborate layering, we saw it all, and here are 10 style lessons we learned. 1. A well-fitting black turtleneck with a pair of high-waisted pants will give you an effortlessly chic, runway-ready vibe. © Studiopicsing 2. A well-tailored black suit will never be out of fashion. © MensXP 3. It's time to embrace our long lost legacy of patchwork and 'Katha' stitch designs. FDCI Chairman Mr Sunil Sethi is rocking this jacket made of it, and how! © Studiopicsing 4. Super relaxed silhouettes will make you look dapper, and you get extra comfort! © MensXP 5. Print-on-print can make for an extremely interesting statement when paired right. © MensXP 6. A cool bag, shades, and bright sneakers can transform the most basic outfits. © MensXP 7. Designer Suket Dhir shows us how a bright bomber jacket can be super fashionable while being functional. © Studiopicsing 8. An Ikat patterned kurta pyjama can be converted to a snazzy street outfit by throwing on a leather jacket and a scarf. © Studiopicsing 9. Solid brown/chrome is one of the best colours when it comes to casual but sophisticated outerwear, and using a backpack as an accessory will always make you score brownie points. © © MensXP 10. A pair of well-fitted jeans and ankle boots will always make you look dapper AF. © MensXP
  6. The real Khiladi of Bollywood, Akshay Kumar, is one of the most versatile actors in the Hindi film industry. Over the years, he has come through as a complete entertainer and has been actively associated with every genre of filmmaking that is to be found on the cards. Be it action, comedy, thriller, or romance, and socially relevant films, you name it and chances are that Akshay already has it in his repertoire. View this post on Instagram Happy Republic Day. It's our #70thRepublicDay but our men have been fighting for the country since time unknown. 122 years ago, 21 Sikhs fought against 10000 invaders. #KESARI is their story, in cinemas on March 21. @parineetichopra #AnuragSingh @karanjohar @apoorva1972 #SunirKheterpal @dharmamovies #CapeOfGoodFilms #AzureEntertainment @zeestudiosofficial A post shared by Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) on Jan 26, 2019 at 12:58am PST Professionally, 2018 had turned out to be a highly successful and satisfactory year for Akshay since all three of his releases, 'Padman', 'Gold' and '2.0' performed well at the box office. 2019 is also looking very promising for Akshay with almost five movies scheduled for release. However, it is Akshay's upcoming film 'Kesari' that has been garnering a lot of interest of late, and for all the right reasons too. View this post on Instagram And it's a wrap for #Kesari...a film which swells up my chest with immense pride. Get ready to witness the bravest battle ever fought on 21st March, 2019. âª@parineetichopra @karanjohar @apoorva1972 #AnuragSingh #SunirKheterpal #CapeOfGoodFilms @dharmamovies #AzureEntertainment @zeestudiosofficial A post shared by Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) on Dec 16, 2018 at 9:36pm PST Based on the Battle of Saragarhi, 'Kesari' traces the journey of the 21 Sikh soldiers of the 36th Sikh Regiment, who despite being outnumbered, fought against the Afghan army in the 1890s until their last breath. The makers of the film have been releasing the film's promos in parts, and going by the first three promos we can easily tell that the film is going to be epic. The short promos from the film are enough to set us at the edge of our chairs and stir our curiosity about this lesser known event in Indian history. We bring you 5 interesting facts about 'Kesari' ahead of its release. 1. 'Kesari' is based on a real life historical battle that was fought on 12th of September in 1897. The battle pitted 21 Sikh soldiers of the British Indian Army against 10,000 Afghan Orakzai tribesmen. 2. Akshay Kumar will be seen essaying the role of Havildar Ishar Singh, who was the leader of the 36th Sikh Regiment, and had the reputation of being a feisty and experienced sergeant. It was under Ishar Singh's leadership that the 20 soldiers decided to answer to the call of duty and lay down their lives for the cause which would eventually save forts of Lokhart and Gulistan from the Afghan enemies. View this post on Instagram Dushman de saahmne jad tak soormeyaan diyaan hikkaan tanndiyaan rehangiyaan, Iss dharti te lohriyaan manndiyaan rehangiyaan!! 36th Sikh Regiment di Saragarhi tukdi vallon sabnu Lohri diyaan bahut bahut vadhaayian! A post shared by Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) on Jan 13, 2019 at 3:22am PST 3. Earlier, reports suggested that Lawrence Woodward of 'Mad Max: Fury Road' fame has been roped in to work on the stunts of the film. Akshay will be learning sword fighting and hand-to-hand combat for the action scenes in the film. As per reports, the film has been shot in parts of Mumbai, Wai and Jaipur, where an old-worldly looking set was created for the shoot. 4. Akshay suffered from rib injury on the sets of 'Kesari' during the shoot of a high-octane action scene for the climax. Though Akshay was advised to take a break and return to Mumbai for treatment, Akshay stood by his team and stayed back in Wai to continue shooting, so that the delay doesn't incur any losses to the filmmakers. View this post on Instagram Anytime I watched a war movie, it was the love story of those brave men that kept me going.. so proud to be a part of this epic experience!!! Thank you Akshay sir, Kjo and Anurag sir for allowing me to be a part of your vision. You all have made one of the most beautiful movies people will ever see!! People - Don't miss it on 21st March 2019!!! #KESARI ð¸ð¶ @akshaykumar @karanjohar @dharmamovies @apoorva1972 #AnuragSingh #CapeOfGoodFilms #SunilKheterpal A post shared by Parineeti Chopra (@parineetichopra) on Dec 16, 2018 at 9:28pm PST 5. 'Kesari' marks the Hindi directorial debut for Anurag Singh while it is being produced by Karan Johar's production house Dharma Productions. The film stars Parineeti Chopra opposite Akshay Kumar, and is set to release on March 21.
  7. January saw a plethora of Bollywood releases which fans have savoured over the weekends. With 'Uri', 'Manikarnika' and 'Thackeray' making some big moolah at the box office, the next month is also lined up with some exciting movies that are going to release: 1. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga The first Friday of the month will witness Rajkummar Rao, Sonam Kapoor and Anil Kapoor at the box office with a unique love story about acceptance and love for the LGBTQ community. The trailer has already impressed everyone and the audience wants to welcome this movie with open arms. 2. Gully Boy Probably one of the most anticipated releases of not just this month but this year as well. Zoya Akhtar, Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt's combined genius will create some major magic on the big screen. Also, the music is already a hit and since it's the only big budget Valentine release, plan your date around it maybe? 3. Total Dhamaal This franchise needs no introduction and the madness with this one only gets bigger because the star cast includes names like Madhuri Dixit, Anil Kapoor and Ajay Devgn. The family entertainment releases on the 22nd so make sure you get your entire clan to watch this. 4. The Fakir Of Venice Farhan Akhtar is coming back on the big screen with this movie which has been waiting to be released for over a decade. The movie follows an Indian con man who is hired to find a man who can sit as an art installation in Venice. 5. Amavas This horror action flick is directed by Bhushan Patel and stars the gorgeous Nargis Fakhri and Sachin Joshi in it, so if you're in the mood for horror, then this is your pick. Hope we've helped sort your Friday plans.
  8. If you're trying out new ways to date women this year, you're right on point with your decision! While dating trends are changing, so are people's outlook towards life and that's what incorporates a steady and healthy dating life. Along with some basic dating trends, if you want to up your dating app vibe and make it more relatable with the female audience you're trying to impress, then you can figure out how to do that by hearing it from the horse's mouth. OkCupid, a renowned dating app service has through its research listed some sure-shot ways to up your dating game this year, through your dating app. (c)Pintrest And they mean business when they seriously tell you to up your dating game, since they know how dull app history can be, thanks to their invincible algorithm. So, if you want to lurk ahead and find some interesting matches online, here are 7 simple yet well researched steps you need to follow and see the magic unfold (1) Update Your Profile Frequently An estimated 1 in 3 dating app users don't update their dating app profile once they put it up - but if you add a new photo or a new story, most dating apps treat you like a new person and the algorithm kicks into gear, showing you to MORE people. So, if you want to find newer people, and trick the algorithm into thinking you're brand new yourself, keep updating your profile often. Put new pictures, update or change your bio or any other information you like. (c)Getty Images (2) Upload More Photos & Not Just Selfies Share photos that show what makes you- whether that's volunteering, running marathons or hanging out with friends. Here's the secret - you want to make it easy for that other person out there to reach out to the photo and say “I went to New Zealand last month too and loved it! Did you go to Wellington?” Here's a secret ingredient- photos that include animals are 3x more likely to get attention. Just don't go chasing dogs to click selfies with them. (c)Getty Images (3) Show More Tell Less Instead of describing yourself with a long list of adjectives, talk about the things you love and enjoy doing. If you love dogs, show a picture with you and your dog in the park; if you're an adrenaline junkie, mention the time you went skydiving (or even played Kabaddi for that matter); if you're funny describe an instance when you were heroically funny or maybe list an original joke? Just put pictures which talk at the same time so the person checking your profile looks forward to talking to you, eventually. (c)Getty Images (4) Answer All The Questions The App Asks You Most apps ask you a bunch of questions to gather more information. OkCupid for example, has a bunch of interesting questions for you and according to what you answer, they find the perfect match. So, make sure you answer all of them, in order to find what you're seeking. You'll even figure out what you're actually looking for in the process too. (c)Getty Images (5) Send Meaningful Messages While it is true that women are 2.5x more likely to get a response than men if they initiate the conversation. Men shouldn't lose heart. Look at a prospective match's profile and comment on something specific that you like. Keep it around 140 characters and please don't say “hey.” Try to engage on a specific photo or question. And yes, saying “hey” in a first message is almost equivalent to saying nothingâ—âthis greeting has an 84% chance of being completely ignored. So, maybe comment on a picture if you see something interesting there and strike up a conversation about the same with her? (c)Pintrest (6) Put More Time & Energy Into Your Profile I often hear people complain saying 'there's no one to be found through these apps.' You do know that's absolutely wrong right? The purpose of these apps is to find you someone you can absolutely get along with but that won't happen until and unless you make that extra effort. If you don't log in enough on your app, you can't expect it to work on its own can you? When I asked a bunch of people how much effort and time they actually take out for their apps, most of them said 5 minutes per week! (c)Pintrest Dating is FUN! But don't forget you get out of it what you put into it, so put some love into finding love. Many apps make your profile dormant if you don't go on for more than two weeks, meaning they stop showing you people. Here's another interesting fact you probably didn't know about dating apps and what they do! They increase your likes by up to 3x when you log in everyday! (7) Get Your Timings Right Well, according to well researched activity, dating apps are most crowded around 5 pm daily. That's when the maximum traffic is processed and people are often found swiping then. Apart from that, Sunday turns out to be the best and successful day to plan dates for the week! So, if you find a successful match and if you're confused about a day to meet, keep Sunday in mind for sure. (c)Pintrest While the world making sure dating apps don't go obsolete in the coming future by upping the content on them, they're also making sure everything is well researched so that people actually find what they're looking for. The following data is well researched and inspected before divulged so you may want to take these 7 points more seriously, to up your dating game and successfully finding what you're looking for, this year!
  9. The 'wink' sensation Priya Prakash Varrier, who became the national crush when her viral video set social media on fire, is back is making headlines again. The pretty actress from Kerala is all set for a dream run as she has been signed up for the upcoming movie 'Takht'. Here are 5 facts we know about the actress: 1. The Malayali sensation is only 18-years-old and is a student at the prestigious Vimala College where she is pursuing B.com. View this post on Instagram ð¥ A post shared by priya prakash varrier (@priya.p.varrier) on Dec 24, 2018 at 4:06am PST 2. Her favourite actor is Ranveer Singh and she always dreamt of working with him and reportedly she has been signed up for 'Takht' which stars Ranveer and Vicky Kaushal in pivotal roles. Talk about dreams turning into reality! View this post on Instagram It's not a dream!Met my favourite @ranveersingh ð¸He's dapper and the energy he has is unmatchable! @itsrohitshetty sir I'm a great fan of your work and would love to be a part of it somedayð¸ Been very fond of you and the dedication you have for cinema since SOTY @varundvn ð¸I don't think there's anything that is to be said about our very own sheila,chikni chameli and everything she's yet to be @katrinakaif ð¸Special thanks to @vickykaushal09 ð¸URI is a must watch! A post shared by priya prakash varrier (@priya.p.varrier) on Jan 14, 2019 at 2:07am PST 3. Her 'wink' made the nation declare her as the 'national crush' and the song from 'Oru Adaar Love' garnered over 9 million views on YouTube, which resulted in Priya gaining up to 6 lakh followers in a single day, which is the highest number after Kylie Jenner and Ronaldo. View this post on Instagram Thank you for all the love and supportð A post shared by priya prakash varrier (@priya.p.varrier) on Feb 9, 2018 at 7:53am PST View this post on Instagram Viral Girl Priya prakash with vicky kaushal at URI screening. . #filmyday #priyaprakash #priyaprakashvarrier #URI #vickykaushal A post shared by F I L M Y D A Y (@filmyday) on Jan 13, 2019 at 2:05am PST 4. Priya is a wonderful singer and is, in fact, trained in Mohiniyattom, a classical dance form. 5. As per reports, the makers of her debut movie spotted her in college and approached her for the project. Well, there's been no looking back for Priya ever since. View this post on Instagram Be you♥ Pc: @ajmal_photography_ A post shared by priya prakash varrier (@priya.p.varrier) on Feb 20, 2018 at 3:17am PST Priya's fans are absolutely excited for her Bollywood debut and with 'Takht' in her kitty, we can't wait to see how she fares on this report card.
  10. Vicky Kaushal starrer 'Uri: The Surgical Strike' has hit the screens today, and it officially marks the beginning of Bollywood releases in 2019. The movie has been gaining a lot of momentum owing to its theme and the film's timing. While some are calling it political propaganda, others are largely moved by the nationalist fervour that the movie represents. The audience has even upheld the movie as an earnest tribute to the Indian Army. © RSVP Movies 'Uri: The Surgical Strike' is based on India's successful surgical attacks of 2016. The plot sheds light on the numerous terrorist attacks that took place on the Indian side of the Line of Control (LOC), which eventually prompted the government to plan the surgical strikes. This jarring historical and militaristic episode forms the basis of Aditya Dhar's 'Uri: The Surgical Strike'. While most of you might already be aware of this, there still remain a few interesting bits you might be unaware of about the Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam and Paresh Rawal starrer. Here are 7 interesting facts about the movie, you probably didn't know about: 1. 'Uri' Is Vicky Kaushal's First Action Movie If you look at Vicky Kaushal's career trajectory so far, you will find that this piece of trivia is as true as it is obvious. Vicky plays the role of Major Vihaan Shergill, the man who executed the surgical strike on the battlefield. Therefore, this also happens to be Vicky's first action movie, and he called it “the most physically demanding film” of his career so far. © RSVP Movies 2. Paresh Rawal's Character In The Film Is Based On A Real Person Paresh Rawal is seen essaying the role of Ajit Doval who happens to be India's National Security Advisor in real life! The man, by the same name, is the real inspiration for Rawal's character and had also formerly been the Director of Intelligence Bureau from 2004 to 2005. 3. Vicky & The Supporting Cast Trained With Army Personnel For Months In an interview, Vicky shared that, “I go to gym and train at the naval base in Cuffe Parade (in Mumbai). Army men help me with training. As of now, they are helping us. I have to gain some weight.” "I am training for five hours every day. Then there is three to four hours of military training, you get to enhance your stamina, go through obstacle training, you are slithering. I am receiving gun training right now," he added. © RSVP Movies Additionally, it was reported that the supporting cast was also trained at Mumbai's Navy Nagar where Army Captains and Majors taught them slithering, use of arms and ammunition, and other drills used by the armed forces. 4. Yami Gautam Plays An Intelligence Officer It is said that Yami underwent a major makeover for her role in the film, where she will be seen as an Intelligence Officer. This will be the first time we see Yami in such a belligerent avatar. Earlier in an interview with The Telegraph, Yami spoke about the complexity of her character and said that she did MMA and strength training for the role. 5. Mohit Raina's Special Appearance Is Set To Make Things Interesting Mohit Raina, who is more popularly known as Lord Shiva from 'Devon Ke Dev: Mahadev', will be seen portraying the role of Captain Karan Kashyap. The few glimpses of the man that people received in the trailer, confirmed that his character shall play an interesting part in the movie. © RSVP Movies 6. A Major Part Of The Movie Was Shot In Serbia While the movie is about militant attacks in Kashmir, the filming of the movie capturing the fights and struggles were shot in Serbia. Apart from the many Serbian locations, some parts have also been shot in Mumbai. 7. Directorial Debut Of National Award Winner Aditya Dhar 'Uri: The Surgical Strike' happens to be the directorial debut of National Award winner Aditya Dhar, who is better known for his short film 'Boond'. © RSVP Movies The 2016 militant attacks in Uri, Jammu & Kashmir were carried out by four armed militants who allegedly belonged to a terror outfit called Jaish-e-Mohammed. The Uri terror attack was declared as one of "the deadliest attack on security forces in Kashmir in two decades". Eleven days after the attack, the Indian Army announced that it has successfully carried out retaliatory surgical strikes on the launch pads being used by militants in Pakistan occupied Kashmir. 'Uri: The Surgical Strike' has tried to recreate the sequence of events of the attack in the film, and bring the larger story related to the strike to its audience.
  11. 2019 is probably going to be the year of some of the most interesting and the most intense biopics that we will witness. The line up is long and fabulous but here are the top 6 that have got us all excited: 1. The Accidental Prime Minister- Controversy's favourite child at the moment, Anupam Kher looks stellar as Manmohan Singh, our ex-PM and one of the most iconic political figures in the history of our country. The movie traces his life journey and everything around him. 2. Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi - For history lovers it could be a question of 'trick or treat' as the OG queen of Bollywood, Kangana Ranaut will be hitting the screen in this biopic based on Rani Jhansi. The movie will also mark the debut of Ankita Lokhande. 3. Thackeray – The mad genius in the form of Nawazuddin Siddiqui will takes through this intriguing biopic based on the life Balasaheb Thackeray. The trailer has already got us hooked. 4. Biopic On PM Modi- This one was announced just 2 days ago and has already got the nation talking. The titular role will be played by Vivek Oberoi who has been in oblivion for a very long time. IT'S OFFICIAL... Vivekanand Oberoi [Vivek Oberoi] to star in Narendra Modi biopic, titled #PMNarendraModi... Directed by Omung Kumar... Produced by Sandip Ssingh... First look poster will be launched on 7 Jan 2019... Filming starts mid-Jan 2019. — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 4, 2019 5. Super 30- Hrithik Roshan fans are in for a treat as the actor will be donning the role of mathematician Anand Kumar who is known for his famous program called 'Super 30', which helped 30 IIt aspirants crack the entrance. 6. 83- Ranveer Singh is essaying the role of cricket legend Kapil Dev and it will be a new 'avatar' for him to don. View this post on Instagram I feel honoured and privileged to be part of this film. One of the greatest underdog stories of all time - finally coming to the silver screen. What a day it's been. To have met our sporting heroes in the flesh and be regaled by their stories - full of nostalgia, humour, emotion...a truly unforgettable event. Im filled with a sense of responsibility and committed to making a film that the entire nation can be proud of. The greatest Indian sports story will now get its deserved cinematic glory! It's time to #Relive83 ðmay God bless our endeavour. Thank you for this once in a lifetime opportunity @kabirkhankk ... lets do this !!! A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Sep 27, 2017 at 4:09am PDT With so many biopics lined up for this year, we sure are excited to catch them all on the big screen.
  12. For years we've heard companies brag about their research and development on foldable or bendable displays. Flexing a display isn't new though; both Samsung and LG had their short stints with slightly bendable displays with the Galaxy Round and G Flex. But, the technology remains new and lacks practical applications right now. Samsung got us all excited again in November by finally showing off a concept phone. It did not detail whether the smartphone will go on sale anytime soon or how much it will cost, but it's sure that we can expect a launch soon in the coming quarters. © Samsung Last year, we saw reports stating that even Huawei and LG are working on "foldable" displays. One thing is crystal clear, the future of smartphones is bendable. And, this is the essential reason why every major player wants a piece in the development process. Google is relatively new to the "hardware" part of smartphones with the Pixel series. Even after three generations of launches, the line-up is yet to pick up traction in terms of sales. Now, a fresh rumour is doing the rounds stating Google is also working on foldable phones. © YouTube According to Wccf tech, their source "Murtazin" believes Google has a foldable smartphone under the works. The source has a mixed track record, and we wouldn't jump seeing a single report, but there are multiple official announcements that solidify this claim. In August, Google announced native support for foldable phones in Android. And, Google was also awarded a patent for a hinged folding phone, and it looked like it might be working with Motorola on the development. © USPTO The United States Patent and Trademark Office published the details of the invention on its website, which shows a two-part handset with a hinged area in the middle. The majority of the text covers the method of displaying on or either side of the hinge, plus the software that would control it. Additionally, the document illustrates the different modes the phone could be used in. Keep in mind, it's normal for companies to patent technology as soon as possible. But, this doesn't guarantee fruition of the project. We are confident about one thing though, Google won't be the "first" one to release this technology. Samsung has been aiming for the throne since years and seems almost ready to grab it. Source: Wccf tech
  13. One of Bollywood's most anticipated movies of 2019 'Kalank', boasts of a loaded star-cast, besides a plot that has been most successfully kept under wraps. The film stars some of Bollywood's most popular actors such as Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt, besides many other prominent faces from the industry. © Dharma Productions While tabloids have often tried to unearth the plot of the movie, the makers have ensured that no crucial detail related to it makes its way beyond the film's set. Yet, there are a few interesting facts that have made their way into the public arena, and we've got them all for you here: 1. The plot of the movie was conceptualised by Yash Johar along with his son and producer of the film, Karan Johar almost 15 years ago! 2. Sridevi had been initially signed up to play the role of courtesan Ishmat in the film. Post her sudden demise, the role will now be portrayed by Madhuri Dixit. 3. Part of the story is set in Old Delhi, for which a special set was created in Mumbai's Film City. The set reported cost Rs. 15 crores! View this post on Instagram JASHN - 2 children with a serious man . very difficult to get our maker to be part of any picture. Wrap of another sched as now I got a big action set piece for #kalank coming up A post shared by Varun Dhawan (@varundvn) on Nov 3, 2018 at 1:55am PDT 4. The filmmakers reportedly signed up 500 backup dancers for the film, and an introductory song featuring Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt and Kiara Advani has already been filmed. 5. Varun Dhawan recently gave away this detail about the film during an online banter with Sonakshi Sinha on Instagram. Varun who is said to be playing Kapur's brother in the film called Sonakshi 'bhabi' on the photo-sharing platform. Which kind of confirms that Sonakshi Sinha might be playing Aditya Roy Kapur's love interest in the film. 6. During an interaction with ZoomTV.com Sanjay Dutt revealed some details related to the storyline of the film. He said that “It's an emotional film about two families. Basically, it's more of a drama. It's more about values and characters and it's an interesting film.” View this post on Instagram #KALANK x Kargil schedule wrapped. âï¸ âï¸ âï¸. Ps - these aren't the clothes we are wearing in the film. A post shared by Varun Dhawan (@varundvn) on Oct 12, 2018 at 7:14am PDT 7. Apart from a loaded star cast, the movie also features a very strong lineup of playback singers. It is believed that Guru Randhawa, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha, Neha Bhasin, Kailash Kher, Arijit Singh, Siddharth Mahadevan, Papon, and Sukhwinder Singh have been confirmed for the movie. 8. The movie will bring together Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit as an onscreen couple after 21 years since the release of 'Mahaanta' in 1997. 9. The movie is believed to be set in the 1940s and might have a Pakistan connect. During his time, Yash Johar had spent a lot of time researching the 1940s era and even travelled to Lahore to get a better understanding of creating a Pakistan from the 40s. View this post on Instagram End of a crazy sched team #kalank. This has to be the most hard working team I have ever worked with. Day night these boys and girls have given their life so I can shine bright on screen. @abhivarman just smiling cause he thinks I'm craY and @aliaabhatt with zero sleep and an Injury giving her 100 percent #teamkalank. We coming to u in 2019 get ready. April 19 th. Also I got my #pizza A post shared by Varun Dhawan (@varundvn) on Nov 23, 2018 at 4:53am PST 10. 'Kalank' would be one of the two-period films that Sanjay Dutt will be a part of next year. The other one being 'Panipat'. The movie is set to release on 19th April 2019, and going by the works, it seems like all the mysterious vibes it's creating is just the right kind of hype for the movie. With a great director and awesome producers backing the film, along with an envious star cast, we totally expect the film to be a super hit release of 2019.
  14. Ranveer Singh's wedding outfit pictures are out, and every groom in the country right now is under a lot of pressure - if not for anything else - simply because of how extraordinary Ranveer looked as one. There is no outdoing him, ever, but more importantly, everyone is spellbound at how detail oriented all his outfits were. Clearly, a lot of thought went into the conceptualization of the theme, just like a true-blue Sabyasachi line, and here are 5 interesting elements that contributed to the royal appeal of the outfits. 1. Elephants © Instagram/Deepikapadukone Ranveer made an appearance at the airport right after his wedding, and wore a strikingly interesting Nehru jacket. His bright crimson jacket had elephant motifs all over, something that didn't come as a surprise to us because of Sabyasachi's love for the natural grandeur that India's fauna brings to the table. 2. Falcon © Instagram/Deepikapadukone Ranveer's Sindhi wedding ceremony saw the man embrace jewellery like no other groom ever did. He wore a neckpiece that had an enormous falcon pendant, encrusted with uncut diamonds and emeralds. Sabyasachi's heritage jewellery often portrays a design sensibility that is all about the wonders of nature. 3. Roses © Instagram/Deepikapadukone The colour scheme of Ranveer's entire wedding outfit line was based on the various hues of roses. Sabyasachi already has a section of outfits in his line dedicated to the richness of roses, that he calls 'Gulaab', and he just took it to the next level with this wedding. 4. Gold © Instagram/Deepikapadukone © Instagram/Deepikapadukone All the detailing in every outfit Ranveer wore during the wedding was gold-based. The rich, rustic opulence of gold helped bring out the regal aesthetic of all the princely outfits Ranveer donned - be it the Konkani wedding or the Sindhi. It all looked surreal! 5. Maroon & Green Jewels © Instagram/Deepikapadukone Tourmalines, Garnets, and Emeralds made their presence felt in Ranveer's outfits, apart from the uncut diamonds, of course. The precious to semi-precious stones in that particular colour scheme is royal, and masculine at the same time - which is an extension of Ranveer's personal style statement.
  15. Netflix is the new go-to place for one's daily dose of entertainment. It's an omnipresent entity in all our lives which caters to all our aesthetic needs. While the Netflix catalogue keeps expanding by the day, it is always interesting to find some homegrown Indian content on it. Here are 8 Indian movies which will hit Netflix in 2019: 1. Chopsticks- This movie follows a very talented girl who is running low on confidence and hence finds it difficult to sustain herself. The story revolves around how she tries to recover her car which was stolen by a Mumbai gangster. The movie stars Mithila Palkar from 'Little Things', Abhay Deol and Vijay Raaz. © Instagram 2. Bulbul – This has been produced by Anushka Sharma and is a period film with a background of superstitions and rituals in rural India. The movie tells the tale of Satya and Bulbul who is his child bride. Satya is sent off to England for higher education and returns home to find out that Bulbul has been abandoned by his family and now serves the people of the village, which is actually plagued by some evil causing mysterious deaths. © Instagram 3. Upstarts – This movie follows the bromance of three college friends who dream of having their own start-up and eventually have to face the choice of choosing either their dream or their friendship. 4. Cobalt Blue – This movie will deal with the theme of forbidden love where a brother and sister belonging to a traditional Marathi family, fall in love with the same man. 5. 15th August- This movie is produced by Madhuri ixit and is set up in a Mumbai 'chawl' where the residents are gearing up for the annual flag-hoisting ceremony there. The movie follows the trials and tribulations of the common man. © Instagram 6. Music Teacher- Manav Kaul plays the role of a troubled music teacher who once mentored a famous Bollywood celebrity. The estranged teacher tries to get back all that he lost in the past. 7. Hotel Mumbai- This movie will tell the chilling story of all the victims who survived the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008. 8. Firebrand- This Marathi movie is produced by Priyanka Chopra and follows the story of a lawyer and a sexual assault victim, played by Usha Jadhav, who tries to solve cases and deal with her difficult marriage as well. Looks like 2019 will see an interesting line-up for Netflix. Which one are you most excited for?
  16. So, you finally gathered all the courage to confess to your crush (or are you about to?), and ask her out on a date. Well, congrats! Since you're reading this, it means that either she has agreed to go out with you or you're optimistic that she'll probably say yes. Good for you, mate. But be aware that first dates can often be tricky and more than a little awkward. So, you gotta be prepared for it when the time comes. But did you really think we'd abandon you at such a moment of need, without arming you with just the right tools to not only make your date perfect, but also ensure that you get the best deal for the least amount? © Dharma Productions Listed below are 10 such interesting and cheap AF first dates ideas, that will not only give a perfect start to your relationship, but also keep the awkwardness of your first meeting away, so conversations and confessions are shared in abundance. 1. Visit A Park Where You Can Feed Ducks/Deers We know how most people feel about parks, but you see, the idea is to keep it casual and informal. A park such as this one is not only open and gives both of you space, it also allows you to look at and do something other than awkwardly gazing at each other's faces. Besides, you can have a great conversation while at it too! 2. Take A Boat Ride This one may not be totally free, but then it won't cost you a bomb either. By shelling out a very small sum of money, you two get to ride a ferry in each other's company. And as you paddle sitting across from each other, conversation and fun anecdotes will come easy on such a fun journey. © T-Series Films 3. Explore A Used Bookstore Ah, for those of you whose girlfriends enjoy a good read, this one would be a perfect option. Visit one of those old, used bookstores in your part of town and make a game out of who finds the weirdest or hilarious titles from amongst the books. In no time, you'll find her loosening up with every shared laugh and the rest of the date would play out smoothly. 4. Head To The Zoo Another interesting option is to visit the local zoo and spend time admiring old and new creatures. It might have been a long time since either of you visited the place, and it would be a great idea to revisit the place again in each other's company. It's a great way to relive old memories and make new ones, without burning a hole in your pocket! © Red Chillies Entertainment 5. Visit A Botanical Garden This might seem a little too cliche, but beautiful botanical gardens brimming with blossoms in full bloom will never cease to amaze and please girls. Initiate a light-hearted conversation and get to know each other better, as you set out on a leisurely stroll along the brick pathways, moving amidst the plush greens and floral scents. 6. Watch The Sunset Together It might seem very filmy but this one also has the potential to do wonders for you. Kick start your date by watching the sunset together from a good viewing spot and perhaps head out for a long drive after, which can then end with ice cream and some fun conversation on the side. Sweet and simple - that's something girls always appreciate. © Dharma Productions 7. Go Hiking If she happens to be one of those girls who are into fun activities and adventures, this will be the perfect way to start your journey together. Literally. Every town or city will have at least one good spot that's perfect for a hike. Simply decide the place and head out together to explore the trail. You'll be happily surprised by how it fares. 8. Pack A Picnic Never estimate the classic moves because they can never go out of fashion. Most men are not aware of how wonderfully these classics work. Choose a nice and quiet (and safe of course) place, pack a few easy snacks, munchies and/or games and head out to the venue. The very mood and feel of the concept will woo her enough to make the date perfect. © Sunshine Pictures 9. Check Out A Tourist Spot Either Of You Haven't Explored This one might seem very normal but wait until you try it. You'll easily find a number of such touristy places that either of you haven't been to. Well, good news 'cause now you can check one out together, and get lost in the many fascinating details about the place, in your shared company. Try it and you'll come back to tell us how nicely that works. 10. Visit A Planetarium We know this doesn't sound like an obvious choice, but that doesn't mean it isn't a great idea. It's not like going for a 3-hour-long movie and yet, it has a very similar feel. It gives you something to talk about after the show is over, which then opens up the channels for other discussions. It no time, you'll see how the visit has done the trick. Try these out and let us know which one you picked for yourself. All the best!
  17. Apple announced a fresh new update the company is bringing to its lineup of MacBook Pro computers and the biggest noticeable change will have Intel's latest eight-generation processors. The two laptops will ship in two sizes i.e. 15-inch and 13-inch and Apple expects to see up to 70 per cent performance boost on the 15-inch model whereas up to 2x performance boost on the 13-inch model. These upgrades are only applicable to laptops with the Touch Bar. Other upgrades include additional memory and storage, the ability to code faster, quieter keyboards and brighter screens. © Apple “The latest generation MacBook Pro is the fastest and most powerful notebook we've ever made,” said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, in a statement. The new MacBook Pros also have new displays with True Tone technology which was first seen in the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X. The display will shift colours automatically according to your environment. Apple has also included a custom chip i.e. the T2 which will provide better security and also the ability to call up Siri by voice. © Reuters MacBook sales have remained steady in the past years where the Cupertino giant sold 19.3 million laptops in 2017 alone. Apple helps 6.9 percent of the PC market in the first quarter of 2018 and trailing companies like HP Inc. Dell and Lenovo. Here are the updated features of the two new laptops: 15-Inch MacBook Pro Specs • 6-core Intel Core i7 and Core i9 processors up to 2.9 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.8 GHz • Up to 32GB of DDR4 memory • Powerful Radeon Pro discrete graphics with 4GB of video memory in every configuration • Up to 4TB of SSD storage2 • True Tone display technology • Apple T2 Chip • Touch Bar and Touch ID 13-Inch MacBook Pro Specs • Quad-core Intel Core i5 and i7 processors up to 2.7 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.5 GHz and double the eDRAM • Intel Iris Plus integrated graphics 655 with 128MB of eDRAM • Up to 2TB of SSD storage2 • True Tone display technology • Apple T2 Chip • Touch Bar and Touch ID Apple is expected to launch three new iPhones this fall with an update to the iPhone X design, a larger phone based on the iPhone X design and a low-cost model with Face ID. Apple is also expected to launch two upgraded iPad Pros with the Face ID feature and a new Apple Watch with edge-to-edge displays. © Apple The two laptops are priced in India for Rs 1,49,900 and Rs 1,99,900 respectively, the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar and 15-inch MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar are available in select Apple Authorised Resellers later this month.
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