Acting is no child's play and while most people assume that looking good and dancing around trees is all that an actor requires to do mostly, it is far from being true. From losing and gaining weight for a certain role, to performing their own stunts for certain movie scenes, some of the best actors work very hard to maintain the authenticity of a particular scene or a movie and here are five such actors who risked their lives to do the same.
1. Amitabh Bachchan
The accident on the sets of his movie Coolie almost turned fatal, but thanks to the good fortune of this mega star and the millions of prayers showered on him by his loyal fans across the nation, he breathed a new lease of life. He was shooting for a sequence with Puneet Issar at Bangalore when an action scene was misjudged by the actor as he jumped and fell at the wrong point. He had to undergo multiple surgeries and was on bed for months before he became normal.
2. Aamir Khan
In Ghulam, his character was required to run towards an incoming train at full speed. A crazy sequence was performed by the perfectionist himself who refused to have a body double for the shot. He later revealed that in the editing room when he saw the clip, he realised he was extremely close to the running train and was a close save from anything bad happening.
3. Hrithik Roshan
The Greek God has done some kickass action in most of his movies but one such incident which left everyone gaping for breath was when he was shooting for one of the movies in the Krissh franchise when he was tied to a harness and was supposed to jump. Strangely, it came off and Hrithik came flying down, but luckily Hrithik was saved from the fall. After a few surgeries and post his recovery, the actor recently also shot a very dangerous stunt with co-star Tiger Shroff in Finland for War.
4. Ajay Devgn
He is one actor who defies age by staying insanely fit and performing his own stunts ever since he stepped in Bollywood. He is the son of one of the biggest action directors of Bollywood, so this always came naturally to him. From balancing himself on two bikes for a Rohit Shetty action comedy to shooting in the Balkan mountains for Shivaay, Ajay has risked his life for ensuring that a scene remains authentic.
5. Akshay Kumar
He's knows as Khiladi Kumar for a reason. The insanely fit actor is basically perfectionism packed in an energy ball. Akshay has always maintained the fact that he believes in performing his own stunts, no matter how risky they are. Being over 50 has not stopped this fit actor from continuing this tradition as well. He was last seen hanging from a helicopter for an action sequence in Sooryavanshi as the director Rohit Shetty was seen riding on a bike giving out instructions.
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"Women were always there in the navy. Just that, they were not in the cockpit." And then came Sub-Lieutenant Shivangi, changed the course of history with her achievements and became the first naval woman pilot in the Indian Navy. Sub-Lieutenant Shivangi joined operational duties in Kochi naval base today and our hearts are beaming with pride for her. She will be flying the Dornier surveillance aircraft.
While talking about her operational duties and this huge achievement, she said "It's a proud feeling for me, my parents and it's a different feeling. I have been craving for this since a very long time and finally, it is here, I cannot express it...it's a great feeling. I am looking forward to complete my third stage of training."
Indian Navy officials: Sub Lieutenant Shivangi today became the first naval women pilot as she joined operational duties in Kochi naval base. She will be flying the Dornier surveillance aircraft of the Indian Navy. https://t.co/2Atjwl8kal pic.twitter.com/biqfG9Ff3u
— ANI (@ANI) December 2, 2019
She further added, "Women were always there in the Navy. They were not in the cockpit. Observers were there. This is something different...woman in the cockpit for the first time. It will create more opportunity for other women who want to join Defence...maybe they will start going for choppers and fighters."
24-year-old Shivangi was born in Bihar's Muzaffarpur and completed her schooling from DAV Public school. Reportedly, she completed her training at the Indian Naval Academy last year and came to Kochi to train with the Indian naval air squadron, the INAS 550. View the full article
Recently a gurudwara has been renovated and reopened in Pakistan's Sindh which has been closed since the India Pakistan partition. The Gurudwara Baba Nanak has been removed by the followers of Guru Nanak.
The gurudwara has been lying abandoned in the Janoji village in Sukkur district of Sindh and was reopened last week as part of celebrations of 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak.
According to Indian Express, there is no Sikh population in Janoji and the arrangement was undertaken by the Hindu and Muslim communities. Dewa Sikandar, member, Pakistan Hindu Council said, “The local Muslim villagers arranged langar for the devotees. They prepared lunch and karha prasad and also decorated the gurdwara for opening day. Nanak Naam Lewa Sangat chanted Waheguru prayers as well as an aarti.”
“Gurdwara Baba Nanak has been reopened after a year of renovation work, which was carried out with the help of donations from Nanak Naam Lewa Sangat. The Hindu community living in Sukkur and Khairpur districts contributed and nearly Rs 6 lakh was spent to renovate the two-room gurdwara,” Sikandar added.
Such initiatives are a way to strengthen ties between citizens of both countries and show that love and spirituality is the same irrespective of religion and nationality. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.
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Actor Deepika Padukone recently took to her Twitter account to compliment Hrithik Roshan's performance in his latest film War.
Comparing him to a dessert from a popular eatery in Bengaluru, Corner House, the Padmaavat actor tweeted, "Hrithik Roshan in War is like Death By Chocolate (an ice cream flavor) from Corner House.... Just saying.”
@iHrithik in WAR is like Death by Chocolate from Corner House!ð¤¤...Just Saying...
— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) December 1, 2019
The 33-year-old actor's tweet garnered immense likes and comments from fans, minutes after it was posted. Most of them demanded to see them both together in a film. One of the users wrote, "Please sign a movie together.”
Although, Hrithik hasn't commented on the quirky post yet.
Here's what fans think about Deepika's tweet:
Hatsoff to deepika for not shying to express her feelings.
— INDOREBAROMETER (@BO_Cinema) December 1, 2019
What a sweet,beautiful,simple compliment ð¤ Thank uðð You m'am n Hrithik both are our "dream on screen couple"ð P.S. we r with u in that secret corner ðð¤¤ð¤¤ð
— MaggiePol (@MaggiePol2) December 1, 2019
LETS MAKE IT HAPPEN @iHrithik pic.twitter.com/utIuKUwJsL
— A ð¦ (@exsumptious) December 1, 2019
We want HRITHIK & DEEPIKA TOGETHER IN A MOVIE DEADLY COMBINATION DIWALI 2021 UR EPIC MOVIE
— Rohit Kapse (@rohitskapse) December 1, 2019
TO DO LIST: 1. DROPPING CHHAPAAK TRAILER 2. PROMOTING CHHAPAAK 3. SIGNING A MOVIE W HRITHIK ROSHAN. 4. SWEEPING AWARDS. 5. HAVING FUN W YOUR PLANTS AND FLOWERS AT HOME.
Can we get this done now? @deepikapadukone
— Shriya || Crazen X Army For Life â¤ððð¼ (@shriyaparab30) December 1, 2019
The two most good looking people in the industry need to do a film together! pic.twitter.com/AvKLNOTDzX
— ðð¢ð. (@MonaDarlingx) December 1, 2019
I love you soooooooooooooooo much deep ðððððððð♥ï¸♥ï¸♥ï¸♥ï¸♥ï¸♥ï¸♥ï¸♥ï¸♥ï¸ Please do movie with him and Realize my dream
— hrithik's Arab fan Club (@Azhaar75401716) December 1, 2019
Hrithik and Tiger Shroff starrer War had crossed Rs100 crore mark in just three days and became the highest opener of this year so far. Recently, because of the film's overwhelming success at the box office, director Siddharth Anand hinted that a sequel may be in the pipeline.
People are eager to watch Deepika and Hrithik together onscreen and we think they will look great together. Both of the actors haven't co-starred in a film yet.
Looks like, fans' wishes may come true. According to news reports, Deepika and Hrithik may be seen together in the remake of Amitabh Bachchan's hit film 'Satte Pe Satta'. Also, news reports further suggest that Farah Khan is making the film in collaboration with Rohit Shetty.
Although, there is no official announcement yet. View the full article
We all make mistakes and we all learn, at least we try to. Our favourite Bollywood stars are no different. While this movie making factory dishes out movies like crazy with so many new faces to experiment with, some movies only work for the beloved super stars acting in them.
After all, loyalty has a price.
However, some movies saw some of the biggest stars losing their senses and pelting out such bad performances that it legit hurt their fans.
Here are six movies where some of the best actors gave really bad performances:
1. Love Story 2050
Our 'desi' girl is a global icon today with volumes of great works that speak for her. When she is not slaying on the red carpet or working on a good project, she is spotted in some virtual PDA with her beloved husband Nick Jonas. However, long before PeeCee became a Hollywood star, Love Story 2050 saw her dishing out a bad performance and as per rumours, it was reportedly because of her not-so-good relationship with her ex-flame Harman Baweja.
Bebo is one gorgeous actor who can look fiery and dish out immensely fiery performances in equal measure. However, it is a known fact that in her initial days of Bollywood, she signed some of the random projects but Khushi kind of tops the list, because what was that performance, you queen?
3. RGV Ki Aag
You are not supposed to touch master pieces like Sholay because that is like playing with fire. And looks like, this is exactly what RGV wanted to do when he made this dud and managed to make BIG B look so intensely bored in this movie, that it probably made it to his regret list soon enough.
4. Aap Mujhe Acche Lagne Lage
There is a reason why Hrithik Roshan is known as a Greek God. Those looks, that ripped body and a talent house of wonderful acting, I have no idea what went into him prepping up for this movie where nothing at all looked good to us. Why, Hrithik?
Ranbir Kapoor's work speaks for him. With tremendous acting done by this genius of an actor in films like Rockstar and Barfi, this movie has no explanation of how it landed in his kitty and why!
6. Dil Ne Jisse Apna Kaha
Salman Khan's screen presence is strong enough to get the cash registers ringing but we have no logical explanation for what went into him doing this movie with Preity Zinta and Bhumika Chawla. Three good looking people, one badly written script. So glad that bhai is back to doing Dabangg and entertain us in a way which only he can do.
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Deepika Padukone recently expressed her desire to take part in the viral Dheeme Dheeme challenge. On Friday evening, she asked if Kartik Aaryan is free to teach her the hook step of the song Dheeme Dheeme.
To which Kartik Aaryan responded through his Instagram story saying, "Zi, zarur. Aap jaldi pick kar lengi... bataiye kab."
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Swift moves #dheemedheeme with #kartikaaryan and #deepikapadukone â¤â¤â¤
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However, today we saw that Kartik Aaryan turned dance teacher for Deepika at the Mumbai airport.
Here are several videos of him teaching the hookup step of the song Dheeme Dheeme to Deepika from the movie Pati Patni Aur Woh.
Deepika was seen acing the dance step with Kartik's guidance quickly and the crowd was seen applauding for the both of them.
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Woah @tonykakkar this one is for your bro ð¥ð¥ð¥ #kartikaaryan #deepikapadukone today at t2 for film promotions #viralbhayani @viralbhayani
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Kartik also took to his Instagram saying, “#DheemeDheemeChallenge has reached d next level. @deepikapadukone. Too much fun.”
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#DheemeDheemeChallenge has reached d next level ð¥ @deepikapadukone ðð»ðºð» Too much fun ð¶
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The #DheemeDheemeChallenge has been going viral on the internet and has been gaining a lot of entries from fans sharing the signature step videos on social media.
The film is directed by Mudassar Aziz and is a comedy-drama about a married man who is suddenly interested in his beautiful new colleague. The film is set to release on December 6. View the full article
In case the first Sunday of December is turning out to be overwhelming for you or today is the day you take out your woollens and pack away the tshirts, then I am guessing going out brunching or dining would not be on the list.
So, for those of you who want some good recommendations on what to stream online today as you order your pizza and change back into the same pair of pyajamas after a hot shower, here are five new suggestions that have hit the streaming services and are ready to entertain you:
The highly recommended action warfare with Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff is all the aesthetic pleasure one needs on a lazy Sunday. Battle, bullets, ego, and some good action dished out by Bollywood's most flexible men. Stream it on Amazon Prime and chill with a pizza as their ripped figures make you consider getting a gym membership.
2. The Irishman
The much awaited Martin Scorsese movie has been on our lists but given that fact that it is a long watch and one needs a lot of time to soak in the brilliance of Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, today seems to be the perfect day to do it and relax with a beer on the couch.
3. One Mic Stand
I know there are a plethora of stand up acts out there but if you're in the mood of a funny intellectual watch and want to ditch your brains to spend it on a movie, then stream this instead.
Bonus: Shashi Tharoor dishing out humour is more entertaining than reading a thesaurus decrypting his words.
4. Avengers Endgame
I know we have a strata of fans who will go back to something comfortable as they scroll through their social media feed. This one needs no introduction and is ready to be your Sunday friend on Hotstar today.
5. Inside Edge
If you loved the first season then you already have plans to stream the second one online this Friday. In case you didn't, then imagine a good looking fictional T20 team, match fixing, some hot cricket politics and more drama all packed in one. Stream the first season again and prepare for the next season, and make the most of today.
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Recently, Akshay Kumar, along with Karan Johar, helped two stuntmen who injured themselves while they were rehearsing for the launch of one of the songs from his upcoming film Good Newwz.
According to HT, Bittoo and Hari Singh Injured themselves while rehearsing for the song launch of 'Chandigharh Mein' and the actor with the help of Karan Johar arranged for an ambulance for them.
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#ChandigarhMein at #ChandigarhUniversity wasð¥ð¥ð¥Literally! Thank you for the love ♥ï¸ #GoodNewwz @kiaraaliaadvani @badboyshah @harrdysandhu @raj_a_mehta
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Akshay Kumar wasn't present at the time of the mishap but he made sure that both the stuntmen reach Mumbai on time and get the required treatment. Bittoo and Hari Singh work with senior director Sham Kaushal.
Sham Kaushal said, “I sent three members of my team for the rehearsal. It was important to check if the wire work was smooth and performing the stunt was a safe proposition. As part of the stunt, Bittoo and Hari Singh were attached to the winch machine and were performing [stunts mid-air]. But during the second round of rehearsals, the machine collapsed due to a technical malfunction and the boys had a freefall from a height of nearly 10-12 feet.”
He also added, “Akshay paaji was at a shoot in Hyderabad, but was keeping a constant check on the boys. On Friday, he and Karan's team arranged for an air ambulance so that Bittoo could be flown down to Mumbai. Now, he has been advised two months of bed rest."
Akshay Kumar had earlier launched a stuntmen insurance scheme in 2017. The policy covers the cost of accidental or injury treatment for a stuntman up to Rs 6,00,000 in 4000 hospitals through a cashless system. Also, in case of death, around Rs 10 lakh will be given to the nominee chosen by the stuntman.
On the work front, Akshay Kumar will be seen with Kareena Kapoor, Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani in his next film Good Newwz which is set to release on December 27. View the full article
Government hikes the price of onions making people cry.
Scientists & Farmers: pic.twitter.com/ZKzUaoG7fN
— Kishan Jhunjhunwala (@Jhunjhunastic) November 30, 2019
ð¥ºð¥ºð¥º #OnionPrice pic.twitter.com/AX9hHO9ySF
— à®à®°à®à¯à®à¯ à®à¯à®°à®à¯à®à¯ð§ (@Orange_Monkeyy) November 30, 2019
Onion price: pic.twitter.com/4R8CUVxxUf
— gyan_ki_duukan (@wikisharma5) November 28, 2019
When you ask piyaaj for salad.
Your mom: #OnionPrice pic.twitter.com/1sxWEbRN4I
— Marwadi (@gaitonde07) November 28, 2019
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Australian cricketer Will Pucovski has shown that he belongs in the highly challenging domestic cricket circuit that the players have Down Under. Born in 1998, the top-order batsman has 18 first-class matches and 12 List A games and is tipped as the future of Aussie cricket.
Currently playing for Victoria in a Sheffield Shield contest against New South Wales, Pucovski has shown elite-level professionalism and is playing with the kind of focus even some of the veterans of the game also fail to achieve after years of dedication.
While he stands on the pitch like a concrete wall scoring at his own pace, with utmost patience, the bowlers seemed to have found another way of forcing him to lose his game, by hitting him right where it hurts the most!
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Not once, not twice, but thrice! It's been tough going for Will Pucovski today ð¥
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Not once, not twice but THREE TIMES did the poor man get smacked right in the nuts followed by an expression which can best be put in words as, “why God, why!”
Now if you have ever shared Pucovski's pain, you'd understand and empathise with the poor lad but Twitter users, as usual, have been ruthlessly hilarious with their comments and you can't help but crack a smile:
— Stylez (@Styletix) December 1, 2019
The best part is the physio's name 'Adcock' ð
— Sandy Lanceley (@sandylanceley) December 1, 2019
— Dr M Amir Bhat (@DrMAmirBhat1) December 1, 2019
Ooft! I felt that in Glasgow! ð«
— Fraser Middleton (@FraserMiddleto8) December 1, 2019
But credit to Pucovski for holding his own (no pun intended) against the stormy deliveries by the New South Wales bowlers, as he played through the pain and made 82 runs in a staggering 257 balls. He helped his side make a strong comeback after their opponents scored a respectable 294 in the first innings.
Pucovski went down in the 105th over as Victoria trailed by 12 runs. View the full article
This weekend, the city of Pune saw thousands of young music enthusiasts pouring in to catch their favourite artists at the 10th edition of the NH7 Weekender - one of Indiaâs biggest music festivals. Many such groups use budget hotel bookings as a way to affordably and conveniently plan their stays - although several of them were in for a rude shock as the festival kicked off this Friday.
âI booked this hotel 4 months prior,â explained Simran, a guest of Gurugram-based hotel chain FabHotels. âA lot of people come to Pune for the Weekender so I wanted to plan my stay before the world did so I could book with convenience and within budget. I had a confirmed booking since Day 1 but I still called them on 24th November to double-check. Everything seemed fine. Got an email and a text on 27th with further details about my stay.â
The trouble began early this Friday, when customers such as Simran arrived at their hotels, expecting a fresh room to use as a basecamp for a fun, exciting and long-awaited festival. Upon arrival however, FabHotel customers were appalled to find out that their bookings were fraudulently cancelled.
Caption: A screenshot taken during what was supposed to be check-in time. Notice how the booking is accepted, then almost immediately cancelled with no intimation. Reminds me of certain cab drivers.
âI get to the hotel and turns out it's not a FabHotel anymore. The guy at the reception says I don't have a booking there. They ask me to call Fab, and talk to them.â
What ensued was a customer-service nightmare.
âFrom noon to around 4:30 in the evening, I constantly keep calling the helpline,â she continues. âThere's a 10-15 minute hold. It connects, and I explain my situation to the executive. He says that my booking was changed and he has shared the updated information with me. I check my email and it's the exact address that was originally shared. I'm obviously furious so I tell him this, and he hangs up on me. I call again. Another 10 mins hold. I connect with another executive and I start from scratch. He is confused so he puts me on hold again. Call drops. I call again. This goes on for 4 hours. Rinse and repeat.â
A great number of attendees of the music festival could be seen dragging their suitcases in search of alternative accommodation options. Most of these were expensive due to high demand, forcing customers to spend an extra 50% of what they had previously budgeted - a truly painful cost to incur during the month-end crunch. FabHotels responded by asking customers to âtreat this as an exception.â
ââKindly treat this as an exceptionâ is really too much to ask for. Also, this has happened to a bunch of other people so how many exceptions is FabHotel expecting the world to made? I would really like to know,â fumes Simran.
FabHotels eventually produced a statement when prompted - although the lack of clarity is telling. âWe disassociate with some of our partners if they do not match up to our quality,â said Anupam Sharma, a representative of FabHotels. When questioned over accommodating the customers who made bookings in advance, FabHotels had no response.
However, Stay At Home, a former partner with FabHotels, said that it wasnât a quality issue, but that they did not make payments in time that forced the apartment owners to stop working with the institution.
âThey defaulted numerous payments. They were focusing on discounts and not giving us the money in time. We stopped giving them booking about six months ago,â said a service apartment owner. As of now, FabHotels currently advertises âupto 60% offâ its bookings.
These issues were primarily concentrated in Viman Nagar, an upscale residential neighbourhood in East Pune which was the prime choice for festival attendees due to its proximity to the venue and its large concentration of hotels.
âWe had a group who made an advance payment of Rs 29,000 through FabHotels but we had no idea about it. About 5-6 groups have come to us today,â said a service apartment owner in Viman Nagar.
The hospitality industry in India is worth above Rs. 7,000 Cr, 70% of which comprises of budget hotels. Several new chains have sprung up in recent years, such as Oyo and Treebo - both of which have secured millions of dollars in funding from Chinese and Japanese investors. FabHotels themselves have raised Rs. 54 Crore from Goldman Sachs, Accel Partners and Qualcomm earlier this year - although it seems like that money isnât being used responsibly.
Caption: FabHotels has recently been pushing on social media marketing - roping in popular influencers to showcase their hotels.
âThe least they could do is give us alternate accommodation. Or maybe just not scam people like this? That'd help. You cannot ruin my weekend and ask me to stay fab,â concluded Simran. View the full article
Pro Wrestling is much like theatre - albeit a lot more physical. Much of what fuels the high-octane action behind the matches weâve loved throughout the years are the winding, unpredictable and often ludicrous characters that weave together the wrestling world.
Letâs take a look at some of their moments that have truly stood the test of time, and are a great riot to watch even today. The Brothers Of Destruction Backstory - 1997
Even if youâve never followed a WWF match in your entire life, chances are that youâve definitely heard of The Undertaker and his massive 7-foot tall behemoth of a half-brother, Kane.
While both wrestlers have immense legacies of their own, a truly dark backstory binds the two of them together, which by itself, sounds like the premise to a horror movie. According to Paul Bearer, The Undertakerâs ex-manager, he had a secret affair with the wrestlerâs mother that resulted in the birth of Kane.
Eventually, The Undertaker committed arson/murder by burning down the family funeral home - killing both his parents and horrifically scarring Kaneâs face. Bearer, who survived the fire, hid Kane in a mental asylum until adulthood - and meanwhile, backed The Undertaker for six years of his career - eventually betraying him at SummerSlam.
Pretty intense. The Three Faces Of Foley - 1996
Known as The Hardcore Specialist for his propensity at making himself and his opponents bleed, all while slamming through tables, chairs and whatever else he could get his hands on, Mick Foley was another legend of the WWF era. Perhaps the most impressive part of his WWF career, however, was the multiple personalities he played in the ring - each with its own unique twist.
Foleyâs first and oldest persona was that of âCactus Jackâ, a bloodthirsty brawler who often fought with sharp and dangerous objects, ranging from barbed wires to baseball bats and trash cans.
His second, and perhaps most famous one was âMankindâ. A figurative portrait of the dark side of humanity itself, Mankind was a deranged, ruthless and rather lonely freak who spent a surprising amount of time hiding away in basements and boiler rooms. He gained massive notoriety for his insanely reckless stunts - jumping off Hell in a Cell cages and on one occasion, ripping his ear off in the middle of a stunt.
Finally, thereâs Dude Love - a complete contrast to the other two. This time, Mick played a chilled-out hippie with a penchant for female company and funny wisecracks - a standout role that saw him earn a tag team championship belt alongside Stone Cold Steve Austin. The Boogeymanâs Worm Diet - 2005
The mid-2000s were a time of realism in the WWE - with new faces such as CM Punk and John Cena making a name for themselves. The Boogeyman, however, was a total blast from the past - with an old-school catchphrase, massive camp appeal and above all, a shocking trademark taunt.
In several of his matches, The Boogeyman has chewed up and spat out live worms - and apparently even asked the WWE to include crickets, beetles and other sorts of bugs, which they refused to do.
While most of these worms ended up on the ring floor, and occasionally on the faces of competitors, things took a seriously gross turn when the wrestler faced off against Sharmell, who is wrestler Booker Tâs wife. Unfortunately for her, The Boogeyman wasnât the only one with a mouth full of worms that day.
If that ainât shock value, I donât know what is. The Undertakerâs Immortality - 1998
Across The Undertakerâs storied history was an old gimmick that several of us bought as kids - that the Phenom was in possession of seven lives, and was indeed being raised from the dead every other season.
The most common way of taking the âTaker out usually involved coffins. While heâs been buried multiple times in one, perhaps the most epic, standout trick involved a match where Kane - backed by Paul Bearer, chokeslams his half-brother into a coffin, hacks into it with an axe and in a final flourish, douses the whole coffin in petrol and sets it on fire.
They donât do wrestling like they used to, huh? Rikishiâs Stinkface Surprise - 2000
A second cousin to The Rock, Rikishiâs move saw the light of day in early 2000, when his rival The Big Bossman received the dishonour of having Rikishi lock him in a ring corner, and proceed to smother him with his buttocks. Ever since then, the wrestler has humiliated dozens of WWE stars - but Iâve gottaâ admit, the best one of all was a team effort with his cousin - with Vince McMahon playing the unfortunate victim, as usual.
Now thatâs not a guy I want to piss off. Goldust Flirting With The Undertaker - 1996
Despite his immense fanbase, The Undertaker isnât exactly what you might callâ¦ attractive. Despite his dark exterior, it seems that romance can bloom pretty much everywhere - especially in the ring, and definitely when Goldust is performing.
While the bit is funny enough for the time when it came out, what truly brings the icing on the cake here is Goldustâs bevy of pickup lines - so unbelievably cheesy, that I had a hard time believing that The Undertaker kept a straight face. Papa Shangoâs Voodoo Magic - 1992
Charles Wright has gone by many ring names in the wrestling world - Sir Charles, Kama Mustafa, The Godfather and perhaps the weirdest of them all, Papa Shango. Armed with a magic skull that billowed smoke, could âcontrolâ the stage lighting and even âcast spellsâ, fans were taken aback by his uncanny acting and stage presence.
Things took an even weirder turn back in â92 when he faced off against the Ultimate Warrior - one of the most popular wrestlers of the 90s.
During this match, Papa Shango casts a âcurseâ on his opponent, seemingly causing the Warrior immense pain. It all went a little too far, when the curse reached its icky climax - causing the convulsing wrestler to throw up his lunch on the emergency responders.
Love it or hate it, the WWE has been a weird, wacky and often hilarious world through itâs near-40 years. Felt like we missed out on a moment? Share it in the comments! View the full article
If you are someone who already owns a Nintendo Switch and always plays on the go, you may want to buy a power bank for the console. Sure you can get any power bank that can get the job done but not all power banks charge the Nintendo Switch at the same rate and sometimes different users have different needs. The right power bank depends on what kind of gaming you do, how long are your travel plans and your budget. When buying a power bank for any specific need, you need to look at charging speeds, capacity and other benefits you may have not considered before.
Certain games drain more power than other casual games and when other variables such as Wi-Fi and max screen brightness are being used, some power banks will not charge the Nintendo Switch while playing. When all of these conditions are in place, the Nintendo Switch has a maximum energy draw of ~8.75-8.9W. You will need a power bank that can surpass that draw level while charging. So to make things easier, weâve handpicked some of the best power banks you can buy for the Nintendo Switch in India: 1. Anker PowerCore Speed 20,000 PD (20,000mAh)
Anker is one of the best accessory manufacturing companies from the US that offers quality power banks, brick chargers and other accessories for your devices. This power bank can deliver full power delivery support at 22.5W and is even capable of charging the MacBook Pro. The Anker PowerCore Speed 20,000 PD's output via the type-c port are 5V=3A, 9V=2.6A, 15V=1.6A which is more than enough for your Nintendo Switch charging needs. This power bank is perfect if you are travelling for long periods and it can charge the console while playing any heavy-duty game. It can charge the Nintendo Switch in 3.5 hours while playing or 2.5-3 hours when in sleep mode. 2. Stuffcool Type C 18W Power Delivery Power Bank (10,000 mAh)
If you are on a budget and donât necessarily want a big capacity power bank, you can always consider the Stuffcool Type C 18W Power Delivery Power Bank (10,000 mAh). It is compatible with QC3.0 and also offers 18W power delivery charging speeds from its type-c port. It is sturdy and small enough to fit in your pocket during your travels. It has an output power of 5V/3Amp, 9V/2Amp & 12V/1.5Amp and can charge the Nintendo Switch in 4 hours while playing or 3 hours when in sleep mode. 3. Realme Power bank (10,000 mAh)
The Realme Power bank is great for charging smartphones, but it also great for charging the Nintendo Switch, thanks to its 18W PD charging support. It supports Apple 2.4A, DCP, QC 2.0, QC 3.0, AFC, FCP, as well as USB PD 3.0 charging protocols. From the Type-A port, the charging outputs include 5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A (Max) when using a single port. It can charge the Nintendo Switch in 4 hours while playing or 3 hours when in sleep mode. 4. Ambrane Stylo 10F 10000 mAh
This power bank is by far the cheapest weâve found that offers PD fast charging speeds for the Nintendo Switch. The Type-c port has an output at 5V/3A which means it can charge the Nintendo Switch in 3-3.5 hours (sleeping) and 4+ hours (playing). It isnât the fastest way to charge the Nintendo Switch but it is certainly the cheapest way to get it done. It comes with a capacitive button which can get damaged if you donât take care of the power bank. What about other power banks
One thing you may have noticed that weâve only included power banks with a type-c port that support PD charging. Thatâs because it is by far the best solution as not all power banks are made the same and do not have the same output levels. This doesnât mean other power banks with a USB-A port cannot charge the Nintendo Switch. These power banks need to have an output of 5V/1.5A in order to charge the Nintendo Switch. However, you can only charge the Switch in sleeping mode and it will take 4+ hours to get fully charged. You will need a USB-A to USB-C cable in order to use the power bank. There is a chance that you can charge the Switch while playing using the USB-A port however it will only work for certain gaming conditions. Plugging it in while the Switch is at 100% gives the best result as it can extend the Switchâs battery life by 4.5 hours when using a 10,000 mAh power bank.
Whatâs the ultimate purpose of education? Yes, it is to gain knowledge and skills, but for the most part it is a means to an end. An end that secures a comfortable existence for us on earth - one that demands we be active participants and contributors in running the society like a well-oiled machine.
And how one is supposed to do that is by acquiring skill-sets that would deem us employable in the job market, thereby not only earn a living for our own sustenance, but in many ways add to the countryâs economy and growth as well.
Indians especially swear by mass-production of individuals in this regard. From the moment we learn to hold our pencils, we are trained to recite our alphabets and multiplication tables in one breath. Thereâs literally no time to waste when it comes to knowing our grammar, understanding how Science works in the physical world or decipher the intricacies of Civics.
The number game continues to grow stronger with every step we take to climb up the educational ladder. The hustle never stops. it doesnât spare the weak and continuous to crush a zillion dreams with every formula thatâs shoved down our throats and every 3-hour gimmick that decides our worth.
Yet, despite giving close to 22-25 years of life trying to build a âstrong portfolioâ all with shit-expensive degrees and âextracurricularsâ to back us up, lakhs and lakhs of qualified Indian youths are sitting jobless at home.
The situation in our home turf currently sucks so bad that recently 7,000 engineers and graduates applied for 549 posts of sanitary workers in the state Corporation. The three-day selection process for the job saw 7,000 applicants turning up for interviews, out of which a majority were engineers, post- graduates, graduates and diploma-holders.
The sad reality of this situation is crushing. Imagine spending most of your early life slogging after those marks and degrees, spending not only precious time but hard-earned money of education that eventually fails to fetch you a decent job because âinflationâ, âmarket downâ, âglobal economic slowdownâ and what not.
But no matter the excuse..err..reason, truth is that according to a recent Business Insider India report, the unemployment rate in October 2019 was highest in three years at 8.5 percent. And according to a survey by TechServe Alliance, engineering employment is declining on a month-on-month basis. Even then, none of this affects the mindset or priorities of desi masses who strongly believe in keeping the doctor-engineer-lawyer mass-production system up and running.
Even as education in the country continues to become costlier, with average fees for professional courses standing at Rs 65,000, Indians continue to spend on high-end degrees in the hopes of a âsecure futureâ.
Itâs sad to see that even as alternate careers and means of earning continue to come up and boom, we as a society have failed to let go of the traditional mindset and are holding back from embracing the change that could not only allow people to start their own enterprises but also generate employment for others at the same time.
None of this is funny anymore - our education, the education system, our employment and possibilities for a better tomorrow. What are you going to do about it? View the full article
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
Returning to the field after a year-long suspension over the 2018 ball-tampering scandal, Steve Smith won back his fans and left cricket pundits singing praises with a sensational outing in the Ashes series earlier this year. Amid consistent boos from the crowd, the Australian batsman silenced the naysayers by scoring 774 runs, including two hundreds, a double ton and three fifties.
He was once again expected to lead Australia's batting charge when Pakistan came calling for the much-anticipated Test series. But, in a rare failure, Smith couldn't continue his fine run in the 1st Test at Gabba. The right-hander's stay at the crease was cut short at just four runs by Pakistani spinner Yasir Shah who castled his stumps.
It was the seventh time in the longest format that Smith had fallen prey to Shah's spin wizardry. And, the Pakistani spinner, with his antics, ensured that Smith didn't forget that either. Upon Smith's dismissal, Shah held seven fingers in the air to remind the Australian star of his struggles against him.
Bowlers who have dismissed Steve Smith the most times in Test cricket:
Stuart Broad 8 (24 matches) Yasir Shah 7 (6 matches) James Anderson 6 (22 matches)#AUSvPAK #Cricket pic.twitter.com/L1v0u3qfsV â Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) November 23, 2019In the second Test, Smith once again failed to convert his start before being sent back into the hut for 36 runs, this time by Shaheen Afridi. But, despite his short outing, Smith still managed to shatter the 73-year-old record of English great Wally Hammond and became the fastest batsman to reach 7,000 runs in Test cricket.
While Hammond took 131 innings to reach the milestone, Smith got there in his 126th Test innings. His achievement drew plaudits from every corner of the globe, with the fans and pundits singing his praise on social media. But, amid all the plaudits, Rajasthan Royals used the opportunity to troll Pakistan's Shah with a hilarious tweet.
My 7 is bigger than yours ââ ð#AusvPak | #HallaBol | #RoyalsFamily pic.twitter.com/S9NtYpt4AC â Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) November 30, 2019Rajasthan Royals, who have acquired the services of Smith in the Indian Premier League, took to Twitter and shared a collage of Smith and Shah where both the cricketers were seen holding fingers in the air. But, it was the caption of the picture stole the show and would have probably left Shah red-faced. "My 7 is bigger than yours," Royalsâ tweet read.
The hilarious dig by Royals left cricket fans in splits, garnering all sorts of responses on social media.
Admin deserves a pay rise ASAP Best tweet from this account â 103.66 (@AussieFan_) November 30, 2019Lmao ðð RR is a ð twitter account â N (@yourstruly49_) November 30, 2019Epic ðð ðð ðð ð â Smudge and Cummo (@Smudge49Cummo30) November 30, 2019Greatest admin ð¤ð¤ðð â Smudge and Cummo (@Smudge49Cummo30) November 30, 2019ðFinally tweeting good stuff..keep it upð â Aabhash (@Iam_Aabhash) November 30, 2019 pic.twitter.com/nnvjXGFKC8 â Bhawana (@bhawnakohli5) November 30, 2019 View the full article
When you think of Snoop Dogg, you think of weed. That is basically his entire personality, and even though I dislike people who can only talk about how much weed they smoke, Snoop Dogg is obviously an exception.
He's one of the chillest guys out there, probably because he's always high - the dude literally has a guy whose job is just to roll joints for him - but he always stays unproblematic so that makes him very wholesome.
Since Snoop Dogg loves his weed more than anything, he's always sharing the wonders of marijuana with everyone wherever he goes. That includes, but is not limited to, talk shows he appears on.
Recently, he was a guest on A Little Late with Lilly Singh and he brought along a special gift for the entire crew. No points for guessing the gift because it's obviously the most expected thing.
So, as part of a skit, he became Snoop Doc backstage and well, we know what medicine he'll give everyone. One by one, the staff comes with made-up illnesses, everything from anxiety to cataract, and the doc prescribes them the perfect thing to cure it.
And well, everyone ends up a little like this-
That "uh oh", though.
Honestly, anyone would've wanted to work on this show when Snoop came on. And yes, this is obviously all set up and not actually real. I'm pretty sure Snoop Dogg has a big heart and would share his weed with everyone.
Here's the full video:
Just months ago, the world witnessed an environmental catastrophe in the form of the Amazon fire that gripped the world's largest tropical rainforest in August. Acres and acres of rich flora and fauna went up in flames, and it was eventually declared a state emergency in Brazil.
During the same time, not only Brazilians but people from across the world criticised Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro for his lack of action on the matter, and for encouraging deforestation and farming in the rainforest. Now, the Brazilian President has made a statement that has left people dumbfounded.
President Bolsonaro has accused Hollywood actor and climate change activist Leonardo DiCaprio of financing the Amazon fire and also claimed that DiCaprio is a part of an international "campaign against Brazilâ.
Talking to a group of supporters, the President said, "This Leonardo DiCaprioâs a cool guy, isnât he? Giving money for the Amazon to be torched." However, no substantial evidence was presented in support of this accusation.
It must be recalled that earlier this year DiCaprio vowed to donate $5 million dollars to help protect the Amazon after fire destroyed large parts of the Amazon.
This is a massive accusation against DiCaprio and weâll have to wait to see if and how Leonardo responds to this. View the full article
It's great to see that there are so many advancements in the scarecrow industry these days. Scarecrows now look so lifelike and actually are alive.
That's because dogs are the new scarecrows, according to this trick farmers are using these days. Monkeys destroying their crops has become such a huge problem in the Malnad region in Karnataka that they had to come up with an extremely creative way to deal with it, and I'm pretty sure they came through.
Just look at this little tiger!
This was all inspired by an old, different trick a farmer named Srikanta Gowda, a resident of Naluru village, Thirthahalli taluk, saw about four years ago near Bhatkal in Uttara Kannada district. Basically, he saw a tiger-like doll used as a scarecrow and decided to bring it back to his village and placed it in his areca plantation.
Well, it worked and it actually scared off the monkeys. Honestly, I would've expected monkeys to be a little smarter but oh well, at least the crops were safe.
But, he realized this wouldn't last long so he had to come up with another alternative. He used hair dye to paint on tiger-like stripes on his dog and apparently, from a distance the dog actually looks like a tiger. The trick works, surprisingly!
Along with that, he even put up posters of dogs and tigers as a way to deter the monkeys.
Another creative way farmers are dealing with the monkey situation is by playing an audio recording of a dog barking on a speaker so all the monkeys are scared away.