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  1. If you're a Game of Thrones fan and are still bitter about how things ended in the final season, there's a 'Stark' ray of hope for you guys. Yes, it's been a while since the series ended but taking personal offence on how one of the best Tele series ended is absolutely fair, we think. A petition was doing the rounds after the season ended to remake the series but this piece of information we're about to give you has nothing to do with the petition, per se. In an interview with a German newspaper called Welt, the author of the books George RR Martin said that the television ending isn't the full story and that he is yet to give a befitting ending to it. How's that to lift your weekend blues? Martin shed light on how he would like to finish his two books in the series he's been writing since the 1970s- The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring and eventually give the series the true ending it deserves. Well, we're actually glad Martin is finally finishing his long-lasting project as well. © HBO "People know an endingâbut not the ending. The makers of the TV show had overtaken me, which I didn't expect." Martin surprisingly revealed. Although to our disappointment he didn't reveal how the series would eventually end, but he did say season eight was ânot completely faithful,â and we absolutely agree! Season eight was a bit rushed with the character arcs that took years to develop only to miserably fail at delivering their real stories and eventual ends. In fact, in a post on his blog after the Game of Thrones finale aired, Martin wrote about his intentions to conclude character journeys that the show wasnât able to address. âI am working in a very different medium than David and Dan, never forget. They had six hours for this final season. I expect these last two books of mine will fill 3000 manuscript pages between them before Iâm done⦠and if more pages and chapters and scenes are needed, Iâll add them. And of course, the butterfly effect will be at work as well; those of you who follow this Not A Blog will know that Iâve been talking about that since season one. There are characters who never made it onto the screen at all, and others who died in the show but still live in the books⦠so if nothing else, the readers will learn what happened to Jeyne Poole, Lady Stoneheart, Penny and her pig, Skahaz Shavepate, Arianne Martell, Darkstar, Victarion Greyjoy, Ser Garlan the Gallant, Aegon VI, and a myriad of other characters both great and small that viewers of the show never had the chance to meet. And yes, there will be unicorns⦠of a sortâ¦â © Twitter Working on the books and finishing them without the pressure of the television series airing at the same time might actually be a big relief for a writer and he can focus more on the real plot lines and the eventual twists each character goes through in the story. According to him, the show completely outpaced him and as he struggled to work through the oppressive nature and pressure of writing these books when the show was in the making. "Every day I sat down to write and even if I had a good day - and a good day for me is three or four pages - I'd feel terrible because I'd be thinking: 'My God, I have to finish the book. I've only written four pages when I should have written 40. But having the show finish is freeing because I'm at my own pace now. I have good days and I have bad days and the stress is far less, although it's still there." Martin said. © Twitter While you will definitely get to read the books, Martin has confirmed that the long-awaited Game of Thrones movies is not in the pipeline anymore and you can thank HBO for that. "At this point in time, it wouldnât be for me to decide, because HBO controls the film rights for Game of Thrones. David Benioff and D.B. Weiss actually wanted to end the saga after the seventh season with three big movies⦠The executives said, 'We produce TV shows, we are not in the cinema business" Martin added. © Twitter So, there you go. Finally, a closure to all the die-hard GoT fans who probably have unanswered questions, which in all probability, will be answered in Martin's upcoming books, finally! View the full article
  2. Varun Dhawan's film, Street Dancer is releasing this month. No surprise then he's bringing his A-game to promote the film. It all started a month back, from teaching Charlotte Flair never-seen-before steps from one of the songs of Street Dancer to pulling off stunts in an auto with fellow actor Shraddha Kapoor, and even recently, working up his disco-aesthetic to an almost unrecognisable look. © Viral Bhayani But if there's something that clearly stands out every time Varun puts his best foot forward, it's exactly that. (his rad kicks) Case in point, the time when he was with Prabhu Deva, he wore the Reebok by Pyer Moss Experiment 4 Fury Trail silhouette with a quirky outfit, also by Reebok by Pyer Moss' collection. © Viral Bhayani The sneaker is nothing like we've ever seen before. With the sneaker being split into three different layers, the silhouette represents the climb to success in the face of adversity, the first section utilizes rubberized leather and hard protective TPU to shield the rest of the shoe. The third and final section features deconstructed and soft materials for the inner tongue, the outer tongue, and the lining. Take a look: © Reebok © Reebok This is a rather fitting outfit for Street Dancer promotions considering it highlights the street dance aesthetic as well. Street Dancer is set to release on 24 January 2020, so we're hoping to find some of Varun's best looks in the film. View the full article
  3. Famous Singer Umair Jaswal recently celebrated his birthday posting a photo of the cake he had received from the actress Sana Javed. Soon the social media was flooded with reports of the pair's wedding on the cards. It appeared that the rumors were triggered after Jaswal revealed in a comment on his photo that the cake was sent by Sana Javed. He thanked the actress for the cake and the idea for his next bike. While wishing the singer on his birthday, Sana Javed told him that she was glad that he liked the cake. In a nutshell, it was nothing more than an Instagram comment that became the cause for the rumors mill to start churning. As the speculations continued doing rounds on the social media, some unconfirmed reports said the pair has denied the reports of getting married.
  4. Kajol reveals her most painful memory leaving fans heartbroken. Photo: MyNationThe bubbly, easygoing and beloved Kajol recently went candid and revealed some of her most personal memories. During a conversation with Humans of Bombay, Kajol spoke about her marriage, meeting her husband and one of her most painful life experiences. Kajol revealed that during the shoot for Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham in 2001, she was pregnant and although the film was such a success, she could not bring herself to celebrate the occasion because she had suffered a miscarriage only a while prior. She was quoted saying, “Over time, we began planning to have kids. I was pregnant during Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham in 2001, but had a miscarriage. I was in the hospital that day–the film had done so well, but it wasn’t a happy time. I had another miscarriage after that–it was tough,” she said in the interview. “But eventually it worked out–we had Nysa and Yug and our family’s complete." In regards to how she met her husband, Ajay Devgn, Kajol revealed, “We met 25 years ago, on the sets of Hulchul–I was ready for the shot & asked, ‘Where’s my hero?’ Someone pointed him out–he was broodily sitting in a corner. So 10 minutes before I met him, I bitched about him! We began talking on set & became friends.” She went onto say, “I was dating someone at the time & so was he–I’ve even complained about my then boyfriend to him! Soon, we both broke up with our significant others. Neither of us proposed–it was understood that we were to be together. It went from hand-holding to a lot more before we knew it.” Humans of Bombay shared her interview to their Instagram page. She went onto say, "We got married at home & gave the media the wrong venue–we wanted it to be our day. We had a Punjabi ceremony & a Marathi one! I remember, during the pheras Ajay was desperately trying to get the pandit to hurry up & even tried to bribe him!" "I wanted a long honeymoon–so we traveled to Sydney, Hawaii, Los Angeles… But 5 weeks into it, he fell sick & said, ‘Baby, book me on the next flight home!’ We were supposed to do Egypt, but we cut it short," she added. "We’ve been through so much–we’ve formed our own company, Ajay’s on his 100th film & every day we’re building something new. Life with him is content–we’re not too romantic or anything–we care for each other. If I’m thinking idiotic things, it’ll come out of my mouth without a filter & vice versa. Like right now I’m thinking that he owes me a trip to Egypt!” the star concluded.
  5. Akshay Kumar sometimes forces us to think that he's barely human. With a volley of movies releasing one after the other at breakneck speed, one can only imagine the energy levels this man must work with, to make it all look like a cakewalk. He has been really working his fashion game of late, for the promotion of Good Newwz. He was just spotted with Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani for the same, but stood out in his own right because of his wicked sartorial shenanigans. © Viral Bhayani Akshay wore a T-shirt that will give every Disney kid a tour of their childhood, with the Toy Story characters. He wore a super relaxed tee that has Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Rex the dinosaur, and Hamm the pig - all playfully chilling together. © Viral Bhayani As much as we love the Toy Story T-Shirt, what really captured our attention was his shoe-sock hybrids from Philipp Plein. The leather blend white sock sneakers featuring a ridged sole, a pull-on style and logo to the side, these sock sneakers are perfect for pulling off an aesthetic that's edgy, playful, and sophisticated at the same time. © Farfetch © Farfetch © Farfetch They are worth a whopping 935 Dollars (as per Farfetch, with import duties included). Talking about statement white sneakers to wear when you're stepping out alongside someone like Diljit, it really doesn't get better. All we can say is, we can't wait to watch them together on the big screen. View the full article
  6. They say âdonât chase love, itâll find you when the time is rightâ and many couples around the world will testify how this simple adage unexpectedly filled their lives with unexpected joy one fine day. Thatâs how it is supposed to be you see. It floors you, knocks the wind out of your lungs and sends your heart into a frenzy because of that one person who suddenly means the world to you. For one of Indiaâs most celebrated footballers and captain of the Indian football team Sunil Chhetri, love came visiting just like that - unannounced and completely unpredictable! Bas phir kya tha, when cupidâs arrow strikes even the mighty are bound to fall. Sunilâs first interaction with his future girlfriend and eventually his wife was truly unexpected. Talking to Humans of Bombay, Sunil recalls what the fateful day had been like when an 18-year-old Chhetri spoke to 15-year-old Sonam for the first time. âHer father was my coach, and he used to always specially mention this guy called âChhetriâ to her. I was 18, and she was only 15. She was really curious about me so she stole my number for her dadâs phone and texted me saying, âHi! Iâm Sonam and Iâm a big fan, I want to meet you!â.â Sounds simple enough, right? The good olâ days of romancing over sweet text messages. But soon these innocent text messages gave way to more. âI had absolutely no idea who she was. She was really sweet and kind on text so I decided to give in and met her â when we met I realised that she was just a kid! I told her, âYouâre a kid, go studyâ and walked off. But for some reason, we didnât stop casually texting each other.â But with the sweet scent of affection, came the dramatic twist that every hit love-story has to survive. For Sunil and Sonam, that climax was to come in the following months. âThat went on for two months, and then one day my coachâs phone stopped working â so he gave it to me to fix. While I was fixing it, the coachâs daughter called and her number looked familiar to me. Thatâs when I realised that it was Sonamâs number! I was so livid! I immediately called her up told her that if the coach would find out that I was chatting with his daughter, he would end my career! I vowed to cut all ties from her. She apologised for not telling the truth, but I wouldnât have any of it.â But we all know how love is, distance only makes the heart grow fonder and sure enough, Sunil had to surrender when love came calling. âA couple of months passed by, and I just couldnât get her out of my mind. I really enjoyed having her around. So I texted her and we started talking again. Soon, we started to meet. We had to be really careful and couldn't let anybody know. I used to travel a lot so weâd only meet twice or thrice a year. I remember I used to go to the cinema, buy two tickets â and leave one on her name at the counter. Iâd enter first and sheâd enter 10 minutes after me.â Their love and respect for one another only grew from there on, and there was no looking back. âYears went by and our bond only grew stronger. As I excelled in my career, she was there to always cheer me up, calm my fears and be my backbone. It was almost as if we grew up together and fell in love in the process.â Then came the day to take things to the next phase and hereâs what happened. âWhen we were both old enough, and wanted to get married. I knew it was time to talk to her dad. I was filled with jitters when I walked into her house. When we sat down, her dad started talking about everything under the sun. Until I finally mustered the courage and told him, âSir, I love your daughter and I believe she loves me tooâ. He just said, âYa, ya itâs okayâ and went to the bathroom. Finally when he came out, he gave his nod of approval! And in a few months, we got married.â Thatâs how Sunil Chhetri ended up scoring the greatest goal of his life by marrying his âbiggest fanâ. âWe dated for 13 years, and have been married for 2 years now. Sonam has literally been there through every monumental moment in my life. When I was a nobody and had no money, she was there. When I had my first win and even my first loss, she was there. When I made captain, she was there. I just canât imagine my past without her, and definitely not my future. âTill date she calls herself my âbiggest fanâ, but I hope she knows that Iâm always and so much more, in awe of her.â Whatta wow, eh? View the full article
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  9. Ever wondered why they call it a fitness 'journey'? The obvious answer to it may be because we can't get that dream body overnight. But in all honesty, we all know there is more to it than meets the eye. And this journey, is in many ways, testing and teasing like all the others, and it is as much to do with a healthy 'body image' as it is to do with a healthy body. © Getty Images However, it would be a lie to call this journey regular, because it is certainly not and will never be. The journey to fitness is marked by many challenges, which are physical as well as psychological. The very decision to kickstart a fitness journey deserves many accolades in itself, and then comes in the constant battle we fight with ourselves over shedding those extra kilos and squeezing in another hour of sleep instead. From the dietary adjustments, to other long term compromises we are expected to make and a myriad of other miscellaneous things we are expected to abide by, makes this journey a real struggle. © Getty Images But then there exist some people who show us the real face of a fitness journey at their own expense, and it seems so true, every Indian guy would come to relate to it. Using Arjun Kapoor and weight loss in the same sentence may provoke a lot of you to break into laughter. But, can we spare a moment to consider that every “weight loss journey” is different from the last one you came across? That every individual who is on this journey is making a lot of effort to stop making excuses and charge towards a healthier body. © Twitter Well, if you are looking for an example to guide you on your own journey to a fitter you, then that's the man you should look out for. His isn't the most glitzy fat-to-fab story, it definitely doesn't make for a perfect example of a fitness journey either, and that is exactly what that makes Arjun's journey more real, more believable and therefore more inspiring. We witnessed Arjun Kapoor's drastic body transformation for his debut movie 'Ishaqzaade' back in 2012. When, as an aspiring actor, Arjun weighed 140 kgs, the dream of being a Bollywood actor seemed too far-fetched for him. But it was reportedly during his time as an assistant director for Nikkhil Advani's 2007 film 'Salaam-E-Ishq', that Salman Khan inspired him to lose weight, after which Salman allegedly also supervised Arjun's training sessions. Over the next three years, Arjun lost close to 50 kg before his big launch. © Instagram But hours ago, Arjun revealed his fitness journey over the years, and how his struggles with obesity have been a constant in his life since he was a child. Owing to many mental and personal reasons that always came in his way one way or another, Arjun has constantly battled with the weighing scale over the years. But nothing could make him give it all up, not when he knew what he is capable of. Read about his journey here. View this post on Instagram It's been a tough journey for me ever since I was a kid when it comes to my battle with obesity. Everyone has their own struggles I have had and continue to have mine. But the whole point of life is that we fall, we get back up and try again... efforts will pay off eventually if not today then in a week month or even a year... I started training with @shivohamofficial this January and slow and steady we have managed to At least lay a foundation during our prep for Panipat. I vowed never to give up in the 3 years it took me to lose 50kgs when I was 20 years old & I sure as hell won't be giving up and letting go now... keeping the belief is key, u gotta keep at it and one day you will reap the benefits... we all gotta keep the faith and keep at it cause what we do today will echo in time and reflect within us eventually... A post shared by Arjun Kapoor (@arjunkapoor) on Jun 17, 2019 at 11:18pm PDT Arjun's earnest and honest ways of always being candid about his weight issues and how he struggles and deals with it, is something most of us will relate to. Getting those 6-pack-abs and chiselled face comes at a cost, but how many people have been completely honest about their backstories, instead of posting daily gym selfies with sappy 'motivational' one-liners? © Instagram But, this guy here, brings forth the real story, and it will do us good to acknowledge it that while we are trying to get fit, it's okay to chase after it at the cost of your mental peace and happiness in general. The idea is to have a healthy body, that's the goal we are after.
  10. If you are not from a filmy background or are an outsider in the movie industry, things won't come that easily to you and you will have to chase your dreams till you finally achieve it. And well, Chetan Rao from Delhi is one such person who is following his passion and his story is surely inspiring in many ways. Rao is an actor who did a small role in Salman Khan's Bharat and he was also seen in the TV series 'Savdhaan India' and was also part of Netflix's 'Delhi Crime'. You might be thinking what's really the struggle here if he is getting to be on the big screen. So, basically, in his free time and when he isn't acting, he works as a delivery boy with Swiggy in Delhi. It all came into the limelight when actor Rajesh Tailang tweeted about Rao, as they both have worked with each other in 'Delhi Crime'. He had tweeted, “Today the #swiggy delivery guy, who delivered food at my place is an actor and he did a cameo with me in #delhicrime. Whenever (he) is not getting an acting job, he does this. RESPECT.” Here's the tweet: Today the #swiggy delivery guy, who delivered food at my place is an actor and he did a cameo with me in #delhicrime . Whenever is not getting acting job, he does this. RESPECT ð — Rajesh Tailang (@rajeshtailang) May 29, 2019 Well, he does get roles but they are not big enough to get him the recognition he needs or even serve his hunger enough to perform. Rao spoke to Hindustan Times and spoke in detail about his struggles and his passion. He said, “I generally get a role of about 2-3 minutes but that doesn't matter to me. Even a minute role is enough to fuel my passion for acting.” Rao confessed that he always wanted to be an actor and he loves to watch movies. He wanted to join a film institute but he couldn't afford to do the same so learnt acting by watching shows and movies on TV. © Twitter He doesn't earn much through these side roles and to make up for his expenses, he works as a food delivery man. When asked if people recognize him, he said, “Sometimes, log pehchan lete hain, kabhi nahi pehchantey. Acha lagta hai jab koi kehta ki aapko kahin dekha hai, aur acha lagta hai jab kehte hain ki aapko TV ya film mei dekha hai... (Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't. It feels good when they say they've seen my work).” He ended the conversation with a positive note, “I know that I am a delivery boy today, lekin ek din mehant se mai superstar jaroor banunga (One day I will become a superstar because of my sheer hard work.)” Well, his story is surely inspiring and gut-wrenching at the same time.
  11. There's a reason why a dog is a man or a woman's best friend. They're the actual healers we need in our lives and if times are not so good for us, they know how to make us feel better for sure. Don't believe me? Well, Hank the dog certainly did something extraordinary for his owner and the Twitter user recently shared his story with the internet , and it truly melted our hearts. This story surely teaches us to be patient with our pets, as they might do things to annoy us but will also do heroic things to compensate for their bad behaviour. So, we really shouldn't be too quick to punish them. © Twitter So, if you have a dog and he or she is up to some mischief, always resign to the fact that they will act intelligently when they really need to, if they have to save your life. Dogs are quite clairvoyant like that. Ever noticed, if you're sad or low, they usually come sit next to you, and you feel better? That's because they figure you're sad and they come to cheer you up, kinda like saving your life, isn't it? Well, Hank actually did save his owners' life, even after getting a scolding. So, if you have a dog, give them all the love they deserve and yes, make sure you have some fire-fighting apparatus at home, always. People online really loved the story and vouched for more show-chewing days for Hank!
  12. Before this year's semi-finals, all 4 of the semi-finalists at Roland Garros had a combined total of 3 wins at the event. None of them had ever featured in the semi-final of a Grand Slam tournament before. Fan-favourite and veteran Serena Williams as well as world no.1 Naomi Osaka bowed out in the third round whereas defending champion Simona Halep was defeated by 17-year-old American Amanda Anisimova in the quarter final. Women's tennis keeps throwing curveball after curveball for the bookmakers, making some of the edgiest and most intriguing events in sports currently. © Reuters The semi-finals this year made for the most entertaining matchups, as Brit ace Johanna Konta came up short against Czech 19-year-old Marketa Vondrousova and Anisimova was defeated by 23-year-old Ashleigh Barty who was the ultimate champion. Barty, the current world no.8 actually returned to the WTA tour three years ago ranked 623 in the world, after an absence in order to play cricket in the women's Big Bash League in her native Australia. After her triumph in Paris yesterday, she will be ranked no.2 in the world as of 6th June. Hers is a story of real intrigue. This could be the biggest drawback of slipping women's tennis under the radar. The story of Ash Barty is inspirational to all those that seek a career change and the fact that it fails to reach a large audience is simply disappointing. © Twitter/HeatBBL None of the 4 semi-finalists were given much of a chance to go very far in the tournament by many; and they did so clinically and professionally, playing world-class tennis along the way. In fact, 14 of the women currently active on the WTA tour have been in the top 2 of the rankings. Only 4 of the active players on the ATP tour have featured in the top 2- Tennis' fabled 'Big Four' consisting of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. As inspirational as the 'Big Four' have been for men's tennis this generation, they have made the sport somewhat predictable, leading to a lack of stories coming out of men's tennis except those of their incredible caliber. To put things into perspective, Naomi Osaka became the first woman in four years to win back-to-back Slams after her wins in New York and Melbourne. She is also one of the few players ranked among the top 10 to have multiple Grand Slam titles. 'The Big Four' on the other hand, have amassed 54 of the 61 Grand Slam titles that have been contested since 2004. © Reuters Yet, the efforts of the players on the WTA Tour seem to have lacked any appreciation from the rest of the tennis world. Both semi-finals of the women's draw took place on the outside courts in Paris as the men's semi-finals took place in Court Philippe Chatrier. For the second time within a year, the women's finalists were asked to wait to contest the final, as there was an overflow from the men's semi-final on Center Court. This makes one ponder whether the same measure would be taken if the tables were turned. In no other sport has the movement for equality been more prevalent than in tennis. As viewership and ticketing dictate most major decisions in the sport one has to feel sorry that the quality of women's tennis is going under the radar not just due to institutional problems, but due to negligence from viewers as well. The men's draw may be the main source of inspiration for tennis fans, but the more competitive, unpredictable and entertaining tennis is coming from the women's draw, which is unfortunately going rather unnoticed. A story like Barty's is unconventional and rare, and it must be highlighted rather than slipped under the radar like most stories coming out of women's tennis these days..
  13. The election results are out and the Modi wave is taking the nation and the world by storm. Narendra Modi has come back as India's PM yet again. Before the elections, Modi Ji's biopic which stars Vivek Anand Oberoi in the titular role was swimming in controversy and was banned for a brief period of time. The movie finally saw the light of the day and was released today amidst the celebration of Modi Ji's win. The film is getting a good response mostly as many feel the storyline is inspiring. Strong. Simple. Unapologetic. #PMNarendraModi by @vivekoberoi is robust, undeterred yet restrainedðªð»ð¥ @OmungKumar excels in bringing out a story of common man who is loved by all across the nationðð»ð @narendramodi ji fans ðwill swell with pride & 56inch ka seena ! #ModiAaGaya — Girish Johar (@girishjohar) May 24, 2019 If u r a traditional modi hater, go n watch movie #PMNarendraModi ... It's almost sure ur perception ll change... Give it a try.... Great work by @vivekoberoi ... Congrats team ðððð — Prateek (@Prateek28971684) May 24, 2019 Delhi ki audience ka verdict: A motivational movie! Get your tickets in advance and watch #PMNarendraModi in cinemas from tomorrow: https://t.co/Nqry1zx58B#PMNarendraModiOn24thMay #DekhengeModiBiopic pic.twitter.com/uUPnZNyeaH — PM Narendra Modi (@ModiTheFilm2019) May 23, 2019 While a lot of people are still not convinced to see Vivek as Modi Ji, others feel he has done a great job in the film. #VivekOberoi you done great job in movie #PMnarendramodi you justified the charecter — Priyank Pandya (@PriyankPandya10) May 24, 2019 Watched Pm narendra modi movie first day first show. Was waiting for it for long. Beautifully picturized journey of our most loved PM . Fantabulous job by Vivek Oberoi. Guys go and watch movie it's worth watching.#VivekOberoi #NarendraModi — Nishtha Saraswat (@nishtha80) May 24, 2019 Vivek Oberoi should retire. Nobody wants to see this overconfident loudmouth talentless 'press conference' boy on screen#PMNarendraModi #ModiBiopic https://t.co/EsNVJGY2vw — K.....! (@Being_Khaled) May 24, 2019 However, some people were not convinced which is obvious since one story cannot inspire literally everyone out there. PM Narendra Modi movie is a 135 minutes long WhatsApp forward #PMNarendraModi — Ashish Bagchi (@BagchiAsh) May 24, 2019 REVIEW SARKAR'S REVIEW#PMNarendraModi One word review: adjustable Rating:â­â­ð Outstanding act by lead, not so bad direction by omung Kumar, back ground music sticks to the film, songs are well, seems some how fake.#VivekOberoi Box office prediction: 7-10cr @vivekoberoi — Bollywood Review sarkar (@reviewsarkar) May 24, 2019 The movie looks like a decent watch, so you may as well book your tickets if you want to.
  14. In 1988, a 6-year-old boy went for his first live concert with his parents in New York. At the legendary Madison Square Garden, the kid, who was possibly one of Mithun Chakraborty's biggest fans, saw his idol perform live in front of 20,000 screaming fans. Fast forward to the present, and that 6-year-old fanboy found himself sharing screen space with his idol, Mithun Da as a co-actor, in 'The Tashkent Files'. © Prashantt Guptha The little boy we're talking about is actor Prashantt Guptha, who in an exclusive interview with MensXP, spoke about how his journey and how it is nothing less than a 'divine miracle' for him to do a film with Mithun Chakraborty. BTW, did we tell you, 'The Tashkent Files' has been critically acclaimed and is doing incredibly well at the box office? Taking cue from 'Gully Boy', Prashantt said, "the milestone success of 'THE TASHKENT FILES' gives me that apna time aayega kind of feeling." © Prashantt Guptha "From 'Issaq' to 'Neerja' to 'The Tashkent Files', I came here to stay and my time has come," - Prashantt Guptha. Being a fan is one thing, but working with your idol as a co-star is a surreal experience. When we spoke to Prashantt and the excitement in his tone said it all, "the joy of going from a fanboy to co-star is no less than a divine miracle. How can I ever forget the vivid memory of him dancing to 'Krishna, dharti pe aaja tu' in front of 20,000 screaming fans. Never did I imagine that 30 years later I would work with him in a film and be on the same poster." © Prashantt Guptha When asked about his experience, he said, "Had Dada not made me comfortable from day one, I would have been nervous throughout the whole film. That was one memorable moment, where you are sitting with him and cracking jokes, eating together and even get a compliment from him. When he heard this (New York concert) story, his eyes were glittering like there were stars in his eyes." Success stories don't happen in a day, as everyone goes throuh his or her fair share of struggle. For Prashantt too, it wasn't a cakewalk or luck that worked in his favour. From facing multiple rejections, humiliation at the hands of some people to battling depression; Prashantt's struggle not only made him stronger and wiser but also gave everyone around him hope that if you have willpower, then nothing can stop you. © Prashantt Guptha Everyone comes to Mumbai with dreams to make it big in Bollywood and so did Prashantt. But, when the harsh reality dawned on him, his perception of the industry changed, "I have never appreciated how some people have treated me. I hate how people ignore you. I hate that until you haven't made it big, there's absolutely no talk about your craft, your attitude or your decency as a human being. People look through your face, look through your eyes and they ignore you. That really hurts and belittles you." However, the treatment of some people never deterred him from doing what he wanted to do, "Indeed it is traumatic to remember the ways I was treated, but the learnings have healed me too. Looking back, I have nothing but gratitude for how these experiences with people, situations, and this industry overall have shaped my being and strengthened my soul." © Prashantt Guptha He further revealed, "Here in India, we have a saying, 'chai se zyaada ketli garam'. You'll be surprised to know the biggest people I've worked with, be it the Rajshris, Vivek Agnihotri or stalwarts like Naseer (Naseeruddin Shah) saab and Mithun Da, have been the nicest. Yet with the 'gatekeepers' of the offices, the secretaries and at times assistants, I've been subjugated to so much belittling and mental torture. It was simply power-play. They didn't care where I came from, what I have done, how nice I am, whom I came through, or how talented I was." © Prashantt Guptha Things were never rosy for him. Multiple rejections and most importantly, the way people treated him, slowly slipped him into depression. "When you go through all of it, you become very bitter, you become very resentful, you hurt yourself and go through mental torture." When asked about the lowest point in his career, he said "There wasn't just one low point in my career. The accrued low points led to clinical, psychological and emotional issues and that was the worst of what I've been through. Even worse was the pain my journey put my family through." © Prashantt Guptha But Prashantt never gave up nor did he let depression or the clinical issues he was going through pull him down. He not only overcame depression, but also proved his mettle to the world like a true boss. In fact, he is grateful for having gone through depression, "because that shaped me as an artist in multiple ways. You learn so much about life, learn to help others and going through a very bad patch in life shapes you for the rest of your time." Having battled and overcome depression himself, Prashantt has an important message for his fans and all those people who are reading this right now, "Depression is a very bad thing and I would say it to anybody who is going through it, the best thing you can possibly do is talk to a friend or a relative. Talking to people will really heal you through this phase. I went through it and I have no regrets anymore. That time I did, but not anymore." © Prashantt Guptha Currently, Prashantt is working on a film with veteran actress Revathi. On talking about his co-actor and the chemistry he shares with her, he said "I am currently doing a film with Revathi, where I play her son and that has been my toughest and most enjoyable role. Revati ji, who is a three-time national award winner, is by far one of the finest human beings." He is also doing another short film with actress Bidita Bag and a feature film with Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee. What's more, it is his hardwork and talent that has made him the only Indian actor ever to get cast as a lead in a Hollywood Christmas movie. The movie, 'A New Christmas' is the story of an Indian boy and an African girl, who meet in New York during Christmas and fall in love. © Prashantt Guptha From being a little boy in New York who moved to Mumbai and struggled to become an actor, Prashantt has come a long way, "My journey has made me a better actor, has made me a tougher human being, has taught me how to meditate and it humanises me in every way. But, I have no regrets. I have got from some fine examples to learn from. I learn from Irrfan Khan, Pankaj Tripathy and Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Manoj Bajpai. These are the actors I look up to and actors I want to become like. And they all took a very long time." We all love reading and talking about success stories, but how many of us get that 'one in a million' chance to live one? Prashantt Guptha got it and he grabbed the opportunity with both his hands. Today, his inspiring success story has become a valuable lesson we all can learn from.
  15. Starting up a business in a field that is already dominated by big shots is not an easy task. You need to have a unique strategy and products in order to stand out from the crowd. Big companies generally tend to be the number one barrier for new entrants but a wristwatch company from India is giving competition to big shots like Titan, Citizen and even international brands like Casio. © Tsar Watches Ever since e-commerce websites emerged in India, it has opened up doors for other small companies like Tsar Watches to get noticed. You could have a unique product but you still need to compete, especially since everything is now online. You sometimes have to resort to tactics that your competition may not be using, and that's exactly what Tsar Watches had in mind. © Tsar Watches Abdul Kadir Bhandari and friends Haider Ali Lashkar and Abbas Akbari founded Tsar Watches in September 2015. Being ardent watch collectors, they came up with the idea and concept of wooden watches, which nobody else was doing at the time in India. Your first thought would be that wooden watches are detrimental to the environment, however, the founders wanted to serve fashion and luxury with a sustainable and an eco-friendly product. Since the watches are made out of wood, the founders already made a conscious effort to contribute towards the environment. For each watch the company sells, the founders plant a tree. So far, the company has been responsible for planting 1500 trees and plan to keep contributing. If you want to know more about their initiative, you can read more about it here. So What's The Secret to Tsar Watches' Success? In order to stand out from the crowd, Tsar Watches had to implement a strategy that would get the company the eyeballs it needed. Being an online-only company, Tsar Watches had to break through the crowded space with smart online marketing strategy. Tsar Watches today sell their products to a worldwide audience, which did not happen by accident. Speaking to Abdul about it he said, “We extensively used Google Primer to get noticed by customers in India and all over the world and create the demand we needed” © Google Google Primer is a tool by the search engine giant that enables businesses to digitise and grow without being location agnostic. The company was also able to expose their online ads for the intended target audience. Being a Google tool, the tool used by Tsar Watches didn't only work exclusively on Google platforms, the exposure of the brand extended to social media platforms and e-commerce websites as well. Abdul spends at least an hour every day to learn something new and enhance his marketing approach to get the desired outcome. The beauty of Google Primer is that it is absolutely free. You can find it on Google Play Store and it even works offline. The app offers lessons on business planning, sales, digital advertising, social media marketing, SEO tactics, branding and analytics. The app also enables its users to learn and apply strategies for online businesses in under five minutes, but one can always spend more time to learn new tactics. Google Primer is available in Hindi, Telugu, English, Bahasa and other languages. It's probably one of the most essential apps any new business owner needs to create brand awareness and learn new strategies to make a mark in a crowded market.
  16. Rockstar Games' 'GTA VI' isn't arriving anytime soon. But that's not keeping us from being excited about its release. In fact, we've started seeing an increasing number of leaks over the past few weeks. Recently we learned that the game will be set in two cities. Now, a new leak suggests that the game will be set in multiple fan-favorite cities. Yes, the GTA VI (or whatever it will be called) will be set in multiple locations which players can travel to and from. © Rockstar Games We're not entirely sure what these cities will be and what they'll be called in-game. However, the leak says that the protagonist will start off in Liberty City as a drug lord and eventually make his way to joining famous gangs in Vice City. And if the leak is something to go by, then it appears these cities will have a vast stretch of highway connecting them and there will also be some smaller counties and countrysides between them. That ring any bells? Yes, it sounds a lot like GTA San Andreas' setup, and we're totally pumped to hear that. Lastly, GTA VI is also said to borrow Red Dead Redemption 2's stranger dialogue mechanic. © Rockstar Games Since there's so much happening in the game, it's said that GTA VI will not release on the current-gen consoles i.e. the PS4 and the Xbox One. Apparently, the current gen consoles will be incapable of running the title. As always, we suggest you take all this info with a grain of salt because it's still too early to predict anything about this title. Also, all this info, which was shared on Pastebin, has been removed, so ya, that's there.
  17. 'Game of Thrones' has everything- wars, deceit, conspicuous plot line, twisted relationships and the Stockholm syndrome! How, you ask? Well, the two most 'uninitiated' characters when it comes to love are secretly falling for each other and it all happened when one of them was captive! I am talking about Jaime Lannister and Brienne of Tarth and just how obvious their equation seems to us now. If you look at their character build up though, both are similar in many ways. They both are quite practical when it comes to war and strategies, both are extremely emotionally unavailable and detest confronting their feelings, both have egos mightier than their own sword, both do have a soft spot for each other and they both share a sword each, yielded out of a common sword! And yet, their story is remarkable the most unanswered, yet anticipated yet. © HBO Yes, Jon and Dany were already decided as the star romance when the show even began. It just took Jon to come to Dragonstone where they fell in love almost immediately and their story unfolded in a rush. But Jaime and Brienne's underrated romance began a lot before that, with a subtle yet beautiful built up in their narrative together as two highly unlikely souls, who'd feel a certain way about each other. © HBO But their romance is not just a declaration of two characters feeling a certain way for each other to build a story in GoT, it actually teaches us a lot about resilience and respect. Right from when Brienne met Jaime till the day he knighted her, both felt an unnerving need to protect and respect each other. GoT has taught us a lot but this one equation is something that has evolved over time, beautifully and unexpectedly. © HBO (1) The Sense Of Protection Jaime initially met Brienne when Brienne took him as her prisoner to take him back to King's Landing on Catelyn Stark's orders. Jaime then was a pompous egoistic knight, who'd barely think of anyone but himself and that didn't make the journey easy for Brienne. Along the way, they were kidnapped by House Bolton loyalists and on an account of saving Brienne being raped, Jaime ended up losing his right hand, while trying to save her, in his first act of kindness for anyone else, other than his sister. In another situation, Jaime's rode back to Harenhal to save Brienne from the bear pit, where she was left to fight a bear alone and not allowed to go back to King's Landing with Jaime. Jaime came back for her, rescued her and took her back. This need to protect someone so fiercely is only palpable when there is a certain amount of love present for the person. Even Brienne spoke up for Jaime when he was questioned by Daenerys in season 8 episode 2. She spoke up to protect his honour and tell the queen that she can trust him. © HBO (2) The Endless Respect The character build-up for the two of them together started on the fundamentals of respect. Both gave each other enough space to grow and cherish the other. If you remember in season 4, before Brienne was leaving King's Landing, Jaime gifted her a suit of armour from the mix he made from remembering her measurements! It goes on to say, both were playing on each other's vulnerabilities beautifully. If you remember their bath scene from Harrenhal, Brienne let him be at his vulnerable best while he opened up to her. And since she was naked with him there, he remembered her measurements to make her the perfect armour! This aspect of respect and honour is very rare and Martin tried his best to cultivate it from these two characters on the show. © HBO (3) The Beautiful Vulnerability & Honour Of that famed Harrehal bath scene, Jaime confesses the truth behind killing the Mad King, something he's never done before with anyone. He's sad and he's lonely and she literally holds him in her arms at his vulnerable best. That binds the simplicity of their relationship in a way, that's comforting and warm. The act of love is the strongest when you open up to someone and they embrace you right after you finish talking about it and that's what Jaime did when Brienne held him at the bath. Not just that, in season 8, episode 2, Jaime calls Brienne out to knight her. She's sceptical about it because in season 5 she tells Pod “I don't want anyone following me. I'm not a leader. All I ever wanted was to fight for a lord I believed in.” But here when Jaime asks her to come forth and become a knight, Brienne in her vulnerable moment looks at Pod, who nods in assurance of her becoming a knight. It's a beautiful scene, where someone Brienne looks up to thinks she's worthy of an honour this high. © HBO We're not sure what's next for Brienne of Tarth and Jaime Lannister. Both are warriors who will do their duty wilfully. Jaime is thankful towards Brienne for changing the way he sees things and Brienne is thankful to him for always protecting her. It seems unlikely both with survive the Night King's army but if they do, we know what true love will really look and feels like. But let's face it, nothing lasts forever in GoT and all we can do is reminisce some good times both Ser Jaime and Ser Brienne shared together.
  18. Bollywood has been churning out some quality biopics and historical drama films. Be it Vicky Kaushal's 'Uri' or more recently, Akshay Kumar's 'Kesari', these kind of films based on true events and facts are a hit amongst Indian audience for obvious reasons. © Hounourpoint Not only do such films make us more aware, but they also instill a sense of patriotism and belongingness from time-to-time. It seems like another such biopic is in the pipeline and this one shall be based on the life of a 21-year-old Indian Army daredevil who single-handedly destroyed seven Pakistani tanks during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. © Alchetron The brave martyr's name is 2nd Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal, and he is the reason why India won the war against Pakistan in 1971. However, before we tell you more about the biopic on Arun Khetarpal, let us tell you who he was and what he did for India's victory. The Crowning Glory Of Battle of Basantar Daredevil in the truest sense of the word, 2nd Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal, was part of the Poona Horse regiment, and was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra for his unrivalled bravery and sacrifice for the nation in the Battle of Basantar which was during the 1971 Indo-Pak War. © Hounourpoint A courageous youngman of 21-years-old, Khetarpal had just joined the Indian Army as a 2nd Lieutenant when he was called on duty to the war front in 1971. Born in Pune on 14th October 1950, he came from an army background. His grandfather had served in the British Indian army during World War I while Arun's father, Brigadier M.L. Khetarpal, served in Indian Army's Engineering Corps until his retirement. 1971 Indo-Pak War When war was finally declared between India and Pakistan in 1971, Arun's regiment was given the task to set up a bridgehead across the Basantar river. Close to Sialkot, the territory was of strategic importance for both sides. During the course of the war Indian troops reported alarming artillery onslaught from the Pakistani side and requested for tank support. Thus on December 16th, two Poona Horse tank troops (of which, one was under the command of 2nd Lt Arun Khetarpal) were moved towards Jarpal in Pakistan. © Lazydesiauthor Enroute the Basantar river crossing, they were attacked by Pakistani tanks. The Indian side retaliated effectively. However, during the battle, the other Poona Horse tank came under attack and the commander was killed. That left Khetarpal alone to fight off the Pakistani tanks. 2nd Lt Khetarpal Changes The Course Of History Undeterred, Khetarpal led a strong counter-attack, that would eventually lead to his martyrdom and also give India the final push towards victory. Aboard a Famagusta JX 202, Khetarpal single-handedly destroyed five enemy tanks before getting hit by a shell. © Wikipedia A gravely injured Khetarpal was asked to withdraw at this point, but the 2nd Lieutenant refused to give up. He had told his commanding officer “No Sir, I will not abandon my tank. My gun is still working and I will get these bastards!” Until his dying breath, Khetarpal managed to destroy a total of seven Pakistani tanks. This gave the Indian troops a much needed upper hand that not only led to an eventual victory for the Indian side, but was also the beginning of the end of war. Biopic On Param Vir Chakra Khetarpal © India today/Wikipedia As per latest reports, it is being said that filmmaker Sriram Raghavan shall be directing the biopic on Khetarpal, which has been titled 'Ekkis'. It is also being said that the makers have approached Varun Dhawan to play the role of Khetarpal in the movie.
  19. Zoya Akhtar's 'Gully Boy' is undoubtedly one of the biggest hits of 2019, which turned everyone into a rapper, a skill people didn't know they had until they saw the movie. This movie also marked Ranveer Singh's debut as an epic rapper, who introduced the world to 'Asli Hip Hop'. While people can't stop praising Ranveer Singh's flawless performance in the movie, there's another guy whose inspiring story deserves to be heard and must hog the limelight. The story of Naezy aka Naved Shaikh, the real-life 'Gully Boy' on whose life Ranveer's character was supposedly based on. Instagram From being an underdog rapper on the streets of Mumbai to making it big and finding success in the world of hip hop, Naezy bares it all about his life in a 'Humans of Bombay' post and how different it was from the movie. "I was born & brought up in Kurla, an infamous area. My family was full of academics, but I was different. I had an 'adventurous' childhood–I'd spend all day with my friends doing the craziest things! I'd hustle hard to get money from anywhere possible–I'd search & sell unused things for cash! I never let my family see this side of me, but they realised what I was up to." Instagram Naezy loved writing and once he got introduced to the 'rap culture', there were fireworks. "I had to study BSc, but I used that time to focus on Hip-Hop–I had so much to say; my songs were unsaid words from dusty street corners," he said. When he recorded his first song 'Aafat', it went viral. The song was loved by people, but his family was furous as they never wanted him to pursue rapping as a career. "Eventually, I got more offers, but kept missing out because of family restrictions. Just when I thought all was lost, I recorded 'Mere Gully Mein' & everything changed. That song was what made Zoya Akhtar approach Divine & I for Gully Boy," he further added. Instagram When someone says, this movie is based on someone's life we instantly assume that everything shown in the movie is factually accurate. We fail to realise that some things are fictional, like it was in 'Gully Boy'. "But not everything in it is true–there's no 'Saifeena' & my dad doesn't have 2 wives! But it showed the audience my roots; the reality of every street rat out there. Looking back, I can't believe I'm here!" View this post on Instagram “I was born & brought up in Kurla, an infamous area. My family was full of academics, but I was different. I had an 'adventurous' childhood–I'd spend all day with my friends doing the craziest things! I'd hustle hard to get money from anywhere possible–I'd search & sell unused things for cash! I never let my family see this side of me, but they realised what I was up to. My mom took care of us because my dad was in Dubai. She said the only way I'd improve was if I stayed away from my friends. I changed schools & houses, but the streets never left me. I found my way back, through Hip-Hop. I loved writing, but hadn't been introduced to 'rap culture' before, so I began researching. It was like a fire burned within me! I had to study BSc, but I used that time to focus on Hip-Hop–I had so much to say; my songs were unsaid words from dusty street corners. But who'd give a 'gully boy' a break? I decided to wait for nobody & record my first song, 'Aafat' on an iPad–it went viral! People loved me! But when my family saw the video–they were furious. They'd never let me pursue rapping as a career–I recieved love & support from everyone except them. It was heartbreaking. Eventually, I got more offers, but kept missing out because of family restrictions. Just when I thought all was lost, I recorded 'Mere Gully Mein' & everything changed. That song was what made Zoya Akhtar approach Divine & I for Gully Boy. But not everything in it is true–there's no 'Saifeena' & my dad doesn't have 2 wives! But it showed the audience my roots; the reality of every street rat out there. Looking back, I can't believe I'm here! There was a time when my friends & I'd bunk school to come to the Queen's necklace & look for coins on the street to have kulfi. Today, I've performed at Wankhede & was given a hotel room overlooking the necklace! I was on top of the world! Still, in that moment of joy, I felt heartbreak like never before because I couldn't share it with my parents. All of this success is stale without their acceptance...without their love. I wish they could see how far I've come, but I won't let this break me. I'll keep trying...Apna Time Kabhi Toh Aayega!” A post shared by Humans of Bombay (@officialhumansofbombay) on Apr 1, 2019 at 6:11am PDT Although he is experiencing fame and joy, it's heartbreaking for him because he couldn't share it with his parents. "All of this success is stale without their acceptance...without their love. I wish they could see how far I've come, but I won't let this break me. I'll keep trying...Apna Time Kabhi Toh Aayega!"
  20. For more than 3 decades, pieces of a novelty Garfield phone have been steadily washing up on the beaches of northwestern France. Believe it or not, this has been happening for a long time, and locals have apparently picked up hundreds of pieces of the grumpy cartoon cat. However, nobody knew where they came from, until last week. According to BBC, the volunteers cleaning the beaches solved the puzzle, and found that the source of the Garfield phones was a long-lost shipping container. The cleaners ended up finding the container filled with Garfield phones in a secluded sea cave that's accessible only during a low tide. An anti-litter group called Ar Vilantsou declared the phones as a symbol of plastic pollution on the beach. They also launched a campaign with these Garfield phones as the face. The campaign caught the attention of a local farmer and he ended up escorting some journalists and the Ar Vilantsou activists to the spot, where they found out about the container. Sadly, the destroyed container remains buried underneath the rocks. It's hard to access and recover the phones, so these phones with the smug-cat's face will continue to wash up on shore. If you haven't the Garfield phone yet, then here's a quick look - Vous vous souvenez des téléphones #Garfield ? Après le premier article de @CaBelingard pour #AlertePollution, les langues se sont déliées et un agriculteur a permis de retrouver le conteneur échoué https://t.co/ru7MDssTCY (avec le bon @ cette fois-ci ð) pic.twitter.com/q2wtgyXQKX — Thomas Baïetto (@ThomasBaietto) March 26, 2019 The novelty phones appears to have been made by Tyco. As you can see, the Garfield's eyelids slide half-open when the user picks up the handset.
  21. Over the last few days, Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora have been in the news A LOT, and with good reason too. The duo has been spotted in public on several occasions now, plus there is a rumour floating about that they will tie the knot on April 2019. However, there has been no official confirmation from either of them. © Twitter But how did this quiet love story start? While we often see the alleged couple together, many onlookers have confirmed that the duo is becoming closer over time. This was also allegedly linked to one of the reasons for the separation of Malaika with husband Arbaaz Khan. They have often been spotted together at the same parties but they make it a point to be careful in front of the media. © Twitter It all started just a couple of days after Malaika moved out. Arjun was seen visiting her home late at night, and that just fuelled the fire. Then everything else followed suit. Their appearance at the Lakme Fashion Week 2018 re-ignited the rumours. Also, the bonding was evident on the sets of 'India's Got Talent', indicating that something is cooking between them. © Pintrest In October last year, the two were spotted flying off to Italy together for Malaika's birthday, and were also photographed walking hand-in-hand at the Milan airport. The two stars posted photos on their Instagram accounts with very convincing captions. View this post on Instagram We found LOVE in a hopeless place...He looks at me like nobody does with...♥ï¸ #Milano #withlove A post shared by Malaika Arora (@malaikaaroraofficial) on Oct 21, 2018 at 12:05am PDT View this post on Instagram U Gotta pose on ur holiday to make sure u got enough instagram ready pictures when ur back !!! ððð #milan #letsgoback #throwbackthursday #poserforlifeâï¸ A post shared by Arjun Kapoor (@arjunkapoor) on Jan 17, 2019 at 4:08am PST Not just that, they are also spotted at a family get-together, and Arjun could be seen bonding with Malaika's son Arhaan. Then, of course, there was the Koffee confession on Sunday's episode of 'Koffee With Karan', where Malaika made a special appearance and Karan said “We are walking down the aisle.. that will also happen in your life soon enough,” and Malaika's response was “Stop it now… stop now…” Later the diva said that she 'likes' the actor! © Facebook A few weeks ago, Arjun confirmed his relationship on the same show, and a couple of episodes later, Karan himself confirmed that the two were dating each other! © Pintrest Amid all these rumours and daily developments, we wish a happy ending to both of them. Here is hoping for another Bollywood wedding. (That is yet to be confirmed :P)
  22. Love is supposed to empower us and make us a better version of ourselves. However, love turning into an obsession can turn one of life's most beautiful dreams into an everlasting nightmare. There are many faces of one-sided love, and we might have been witness to some ourselves. Be it Rahul from 'Darr' or Sunder from 'Raanjhanaa' obsessive lovers have existed both in real as well as reel-life. © Facebook But while the reel-life obsessive lovers make for strong topics of critique or discourse, experiencing this sort of insane obsession in real-life can make the very feeling of affection spread like acid within a person's heart, destroying every good feeling in its way, and make living life a thousand times more difficult. Such is the story of Laxmi Agarwal, who is one of India's most prominent faces of acid attack survivors, who was caught between the love and obsession of a young man, who lost sight of all reason and logic once he laid eyes on her. © Facebook Laxmi was just 15-years-old when her stalker Naeem Khan changed her life forever. Laxmi belonged to a middle-class family in Delhi and dreamt of making it big as a singer one day. But little did she know that Khan was getting obsessed with her with every passing day, and would soon propose marriage. But that is exactly how things unravelled, and Naeem confessed his love to Laxmi and asked her to marry him. Since Laxmi didn't feel the same way she rejected the proposal without realising the repercussions of being honest about her feelings. © Facebook Naeem continued to pursue Laxmi, and she kept turning down his advances. So in 2005, one day while Laxmi was headed to a bookshop in South Delhi, Naeem accompanied by two of his friends attacked Laxmi and poured acid over her face and body on Tughlaq Road. The next few months and years melted away in pain and suffering. While Laxmi lay on the road after getting attacked, nobody came forward to help here initially. It was only later when a taxi driver came forward and took her to Safdarjung Hospital. © Facebook For the next three months immediately after the attack, Laxmi underwent multiple surgeries. And over the years, Laxmi has reclaimed not only her life, but also made a difference in how our society sees and treats acid attack survivors. In 2006 she filed a PIL in the Supreme Court, seeking a complete ban on acid sale. In 2013, the court order implementation of restrictions on the sale of acid. She also became an active campaigner in the Stop Acid Attack movement. Moreover, Laxmi founded Stop Sale Acid, which is a campaign against acid violence and the sale of acid. She was recently awarded the International Women Empowerment Award 2019 for this campaign. In 2014 she was awarded the International Women of Courage award by US First Lady Michelle Obama. © Wikipedia She even fell in love with Stop Acid Attack co-founder Alok Dixit and gave birth to their daughter Pihu. However, they parted ways in the following years due to personal differences and today Laxmi is bringing up her daughter as a strong, single mother. Earlier today Deepika Padukone shared the first look of her upcoming film 'Chhapaak' which is based on Laxmi's real-life story. Deepika's character will be known as Malti in the film which is being directed by Meghna Gulzar. 'Chhapaak' goes on the floors today in New Delhi, and is set to release on 10th January 2020. © Facebook Laxmi's life may have been riddled with pain and struggles, but with every passing day, she is pushing through and giving hope to every other acid attack survivor in the country. She is an inspiration that faith and grit can help us overcome everything.
  23. This is the tale of a young Nigerian refugee boy who escaped his homeland along with his mother as the fear of the inhuman terrorist organisation, Boko Haram continued to grow amidst the streets of Nigeria. Getting inside the borders of the United States of America a year ago, the family found solace, no matter how temporary it may be, in a tiny homeless shelter of Manhattan, New York. The eight-year-old boy, who has come to be known as Tani to his American friends, was guaranteed education in a local elementary school called P.S. 116 wherein, a chess coach, Russell Makofsky, took him under his wing. While Tani showed a lot of interest in the sport, his mother was afraid that she won't be able to afford his dreams as they family was living in a shelter and affording two meals a day was a struggle in itself. Tani's coach Makofsky therefore decided to teach him the sport without taking a single penny from the family. “talent is universal but opportunity is not.” Tanitoluwa Adewumi, a homeless 8-year-old refugee, who won the New York State Chess Championship. Tani, you make all of us proud. Keep smiling and keep winning ps guys let's spread the word and help him out https://t.co/16VdapSimb pic.twitter.com/bXybqSBRle — camila (@Camila_Cabello) March 19, 2019 This is what makes Tani's achievements more impressive. The third-grader, who started playing the game almost a year ago, won the New York State chess championship in his category whilst defeating the kids that belonged to the richest families of the state, who could afford private chess sessions from the best coaches at their disposal, giving them a huge advantage over them. Life for the young genius has not been easier despite being thousands of miles away from the terror of Boko Haram. Kids from his school often teased him for being homeless and there have been numerous evenings when he has returned to his shelter with teary eyes because of it. During a pep rally held by his school, his principal Jane Hsu said: “It's an inspiring example of how life's challenges do not define a person.” Hsu also commends Tani's family for their limitless support and love for their child who has been destined to do great things. Tani wishes to become the youngest grandmaster of all time and at the rate at which he has been improving his game month after month, the time is not far when he finally realises this dream of his.
  24. When Bollywood and your friends' social media accounts are constantly trying to feed you cliched version of love and relationships in modern times, there comes another side to the emotion presented to us in the coming together of two very unusual lovers in the movie 'Photograph'. View this post on Instagram It's a very special feeling for me and team #Photograph & @amazonstudios as our film is been officially selected to be screened at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival, 2019 Thank You @riteshbatra for making this possible and congratulations @sanyamalhotra_ A post shared by Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@nawazuddin._siddiqui) on Nov 30, 2018 at 2:21am PST Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra as the leading 'jodi' in this film, 'Photograph' hit the theatres earlier today amidst a lack of fervour and hype that generally follows the release of a Bollywood romantic film. The reason might lay in the atypicality of the love story that 'Photograph' stands for. The film traces the journey of two strangers - Mumbai-based street photographer Rafiq (Nawazuddin) and accountancy student Miloni (Sanya) - and how they come together to smoothen out the ruffled feathers in each other's lives, forming a special bond along the way. View this post on Instagram Repost from @photographamzn- It all started with a ð¸ Take a look at the official U.S. poster for #PhotographMovie, directed by #RiteshBatra starring @nawazuddin._siddiqui and @sanyamalhotra_ Coming to U.S. theaters soon. A post shared by Sanya Malhotrað¥ (@sanyamalhotra_) on Jan 25, 2019 at 9:06am PST Now, even though Twitter has shown close to no interest in the film whatsoever, some earnest movie-goers have given this movie a chance, and from what we have gathered from the Twitter reviews so far, it seems that while the audience has loved the director's vision, the execution hasn't been followed through. Moreover, people aren't convinced about the leading pair's chemistry and seem disappointed with the half-baked character sketches that surface in the film. View this post on Instagram Super Excited to inform you all that after being officially selected at the prestigious #SundanceFilmFestival2019 my film #photograph will also be screened at the #berlinale2019 Thank You @riteshbatra for doing this wonder & @sanyamalhotra_ for being a wonderful part of this. A post shared by Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@nawazuddin._siddiqui) on Jan 17, 2019 at 11:13pm PST While we are all for unusual love stories and happy endings, there is something to be said about poor delivery and going by the audience's words, 'Photograph' doesn't seem to be making the cut this time. Here is what Twitter is saying about the film: #Photograph is an amazing experience. I felt it, can't really explain. It lingers when it's done. @riteshbatra certainly knows to hit the right cord. @Nawazuddin_S is phenomenal as always. But I could actually feel @sanyamalhotra07's character, very relatable. #PhotographReview. — Anwesh Panda (@anwesh_panda) March 15, 2019 Photograph (U/A) Runtime - 110 Minutes Rating - ð ð ð ð 1/2 Review - A very well crafted film. Acting - Nawaz is fantastic What's good - Screenplay,Direction What's bad - No chemistry between the leads — Cinema200 (@cinema200) March 15, 2019 Ritesh Batra has a knack for making his actors forget about the camera. Nothing ever seems filmed. Or designed. My #Photograph Review: A delicate little gem https://t.co/v0SK78gI6n pic.twitter.com/70gFbRf4yO — Sukanya Verma (@SukanyaVerma) March 15, 2019 Watched #Photograph, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra. Longing, nostalgia and a rather unique take on love, this film speaks most in its silences. But it's not everyone's cup of tea. Here's my review.https://t.co/nktV200UjD pic.twitter.com/ddZMos3Hbm — Lakshana Palat (@lakshanapalat) March 15, 2019 Photograph Review: Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra starrer is slow paced, ambiguous and melancholic — Bizma Gul (@BismaaGul) March 14, 2019
  25. Vicky Kaushal's upcoming movie directed by Shoojit Sircar is suddenly doing rounds amidst all digital and electronic news portals, as he's set to play the daring martyr Sardar Udham Singh. While we can't wait to see how Vicky manages to portray the freedom fighter, we thought it would be best to throw some light on Udham Singh's life, for people who're unaware of his life and struggles, while he avenged the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. © Twitter The Jallianwala Bagh massacre which took place on April 13, 1919, was one of the most brutal attacks to have taken place on Indian soil. About 1,500 unarmed people lost their lives and many were gravely injured. Amongst the people present there, a young orphan by the name of Udham Singh was also present, who managed to escape the massacre alive. The 20-year-old was scarred for life, enough to remember the atrocities caused and to avenge the death of thousands of people present there on that ill-fated day. This is the story of Udham Singh, a brave martyr, we all need in today's day and age. © Twitter Udham Singh was born on 26th of December 1899 and was orphaned at birth. He was brought to the Khalsa orphanage in Amritsar when he was 5 and was given values any self-sustaining boy learns at that age. Along with a certain set of value systems that was bestowed upon him from the orphanage, Singh was also growing up at a time when Punjab was in deep political turmoil as he grew, observing the changes that were taking place around him. The Uproar In the year 1919, a popular resentment was making its way through against the British in Punjab, due to the way they used to recruit soldiers and make them a part of the British army. There was also resentment on how the British forced contributions of funds towards World War I. In addition to these two issues, the British government passed the 'Rowlatt Act', which solely came into power to extend and strengthen the repressive wartime measures. Because of such a stringent and a counterproductive act, Mahatma Gandhi called for a country-wide 'hartal' (protest)and he received a positive response from Punjab for the same. This left the then British administration in Punjab, namely Lt. Governor Michael O'Dwyer absolutely panic-stricken. © Pinterest Due to the hartal, a number of local leaders supporting it were arrested by the Britishers under the Rowlatt Act and were imprisoned. This was obviously not taken too well in Punjab, the population which was supporting Gandhi's protest to the hilt. Revolts broke out in the state as anger and discontent were looming the territory like any distraught soul. Riots broke out between the British troops and civilians. To restore order in the state, the Governor handed charge of the situation to Brigadier-General Reginald Edward Harry Dyer. The first step Dyer took to uproot tensions, was ban public gatherings, since they accumulated mass protests and riots, according to him. Jallianwala Bagh Massacre On April 13, 1919, of about 20,000 unarmed men, women and children gathered at Amritsar's Jallianwala Bagh, on the day of the Baisakhi festival (festival of harvest), to celebrate it in an open space. Many of them had come from out of towns unaware of the ban on public gatherings. Udham Singh and his friends were present at Jallianwala on the same day to serve the turn-out with water and other services. While the crowd gathered to celebrate the festival, General Dyer arrived with his troops, sealed the only exit to the park and opened fire without any warning on the unarmed crowd. The crowd ran helter-skelter for their lives, but in reality, the park didn't have any place to shelter anyone from the firing. Except there was a well, right in the middle of it, where several women and children jumped in to seek protection. Many people lost their lives in the horrific blood bath, but according to the official tally, there were 400 killed and 1200 injured, however, unofficial records state the count was a lot higher. © Columbia Pictures Udham was just 20 when he experienced such brutality. This experience made him a part of the armed resistance that was unfolding in and outside of India and soon he made his way to the United States of America. His Fight Began While in San Francisco, Singh came across some members of the Ghadar party, a revolutionary movement organised by immigrant Punjabi-Sikhs to secure India's independence. The diaspora operated from the USA and aided India with funds that would help make progress with the fight for Independence back in India. He got involved in the movement to a point where he would travel across the USA, using several aliases such as Ude Singh, Sher Singh and Frank Brazil, just to help out with the movement. In 1927, Bhagat Singh asked Udham Singh to head back to India to help out with the revolution back in the country. The year he came back, he got arrested for running the Ghadr party's radical publication 'Ghadr Di Gunj'. He was jailed for four years and was released in 1931. © Twitter Even though Singh was released in 1931, he was under constant surveillance of the police because of Bhagat Singh's circle of influence back then. He eventually escaped the surveillance and made his way to Germany to plan the events for the for independence without any intervention. Singh eventually wanted to make his way to England with an aim to execute Michael O'Dwyer, since he was the governor then who was responsible for the brutal Jallianwala Bagh massacre. Singh finally reached England in 1933 and fell in the socialist groups while working as a mechanic, carpenter and doing other odd jobs. His Fight Came At A Cost Even though he was involved in odd jobs and a fair bit of acting (playing extras) in two Alexander Korda movies, he never forgot his eventual goal- the execution of Dwyer and upon hearing Dwyer was going to make a speech at a conference in London's Caxton Hall, in March 1940, Singh made it a point to sneak in to the hall, while the conference was going on. He had hidden a revolver in his coat when he entered the hall and shot twice at Dwyer after he was done making his speech and moved away from the platform. Singh didn't try and run away or resist the arrest that was made right after. Dwyer died on the spot and Singh was arrested right after, completing his life's mission to avenge the death of thousands of innocent people. © Twitter, Udham Singh, Second from the left arested. Udham Singh was hanged on July 31, 1940, and during the time of his trial, he'd given his name as Mohammad Singh Azad, just to conclude that India was still a secular country and all religions would fight together to do away with the British rule for good. He'd even tattooed the name on his arm to prove the same. He died in London at the Pentonville prison and was buried within prison grounds. In 1974, Singh's last remains were exhumed and brought to India, before he was cremated in Punjab where he was born and his ashes were scattered in the Satluj river, where Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru's ashes were scattered post their death. © Twitter With much valour, patriotism and bravery, Udham Singh finally avenged the death of thousands of innocent lives, by giving up his own, in order to honour his motherland and teach the Britishers that no matter what they do or how they rule the nation, India will never be divided and always be one. The Shaheed left a legacy that was eventually responsible for our independence. People still narrate his stories through movies and plays and recently the Indian band-Sca Vengers released a song dedicated just to him, with a very interesting animated video called 'Frank Brazil', which was one of Udham Singh's alias. The legend of Udham Singh will forever live on and anytime we face discrimination, oppression, injustice or inequality, we must remember we always have the will and the might to fight against it, just like Udham Singh did for the country.
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