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Yuvraj Leaves Dhoni Out Of His Friendship Day Video, Thala Fans Think He Did It On Purpose

As the whole world is busy celebrating the ‘Friendship Day’, former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh also joined in the party and shared a video on the micro-blogging site, paying tribute to his closest friends for giving him lifelong memories. “There are friends, there is family and then there are friends that become family!” was the introductory line of the video and featured most of his former India teammates -- Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, Mohammad Kaif, Harbhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra, Irfan Pathan, among others. To a lifetime of friendship #HappyFriendshipDay pic.twitter.com/apGx5sL2iN — Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) August 1, 2021 What surprised the fans was the fact that apart from the Indian cricketers, the 59-second long video also featured ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle but had no place for former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, under whom he played some of his best cricket and also won two World Cups. For a long time, the duo were the key part of India’s batting line-up and forged some memorable partnerships and took India over the line on numerous occasions, including the 2011 World Cup final. © Reuters When they batted together it was nothing short of a nightmare for the opposition bowlers but they grew apart towards the end of their careers.
The exact reason why Yuvi excluded Dhoni from the video only he could tell but Thala firmly believed that Yuvaj did it on purpose. Sharing Dhoni’s retirement video, the fans reminded the southpaw how he had sidelined his differences with everyone and thanked them for playing a role in his career. © Reuters Yuvraj began his international career under Sourav Ganguly, who according to him gave him the chance to flourish. Yuvraj, in an interview, had said that he never got the same kind of support from Dhoni or even Virat Kohli that he got from Ganguly and most of the memories that he cherishes are from the early part of his career.
© Reuters “I have more memories of time under Sourav because of the support he gave me. I didn’t have that kind of support from Mahi and Virat (Kohli)," Yuvraj Singh had said in an interview with Sportstar.
Yograj Singh after seeing Dhoni is not there pic.twitter.com/DFWCIP2a4A — Ranjeet (@bahuchod) August 1, 2021Mahendra Singh Dhoni in his Retirement video had pic with everyone along with whom he played without any hatred.

But the hatred for Dhoni by Yuvi and Gambhir is almost visible everytime. Such a cheap Class. https://t.co/g0MlIlY362 — Anshuman (@OyeAnshuman) August 1, 2021The difference btw MS & others , MS in his retirement video had photos with everyone even Gauti & yuvi & Yuvi excluded MS. Thats why i love MS. — Tarun (@TarunRanjann) August 1, 2021The difference btw MS & others , MS in his retirement video had photos with everyone even Gauti & yuvi & Yuvi excluded MS. Thats why i love MS. — Tarun (@TarunRanjann) August 1, 2021Jab tak kaam tha tab tak friendship — Mayursinh Jadeja (@jadejamayur010) August 1, 2021Dhoni & Kohli fans be like apna idol pic.twitter.com/UR9R7XH44l — That Bullish Guy (@i_Prathit) August 1, 2021Don't know what is more embarrassing. Yuvi being salty enough to crop dhoni from group pictures or his fans posting their pictures in comments. https://t.co/TJ7bmjE8Vd — Drink water. (@NotAfangirll_) August 1, 2021Yograj Singh after watching Yuvi's friendship video pic.twitter.com/hYh8A25Lnf — jd (@j_dhillon7) August 1, 2021Yuvraj’s father Yograj Singh, a former cricketer himself, had said that Dhoni and Kohli both backstabbed his son. He had even blamed Ravi Shastri and the then selectors for betraying his son. Loved the partnerships they had together.
It was sheer joy to watch them play together — Rohit (@RohitGedam29) August 1, 2021Yuvi did nothing wrong , He add those player's pic in the video whom he think as Friend . Nothing wrong here .
You guys hurted just because you thought Dhoni and Yuvi are friend . So , From now don't think them as friend then you will take that tweet easily . — SouravMSD (@SouravMsd) August 1, 2021So far, Yuvraj hasn’t come out in public to either support or deny any of his father’s claims but his friendship video is a clear indication that he doesn’t consider Dhoni and Kohli friends. Fans must also accept that we all are free to choose who we want to be friends with and Yuvraj did nothing wrong.
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5 Toxic Hero Roles Played By Shah Rukh Khan That Are Pretty Problematic

Shah Rukh Khan is undoubtedly the ‘king’ of Bollywood. His love affair with the screen started early and within no time, he made his acting career and proved that hard work and consistency go hand in hand. 
He will always be our favorite hero when it comes to romantic films and no one in the industry has an aura like him. His films that were released in the 90s are cult movies that people are enthralled to watch till date. However, if we look at his films more closely, we’d know that he has mostly played ‘toxic’ hero roles on-screen that shouldn’t be glorified at all.  Here is a list of 5 toxic roles played by Shah Rukh Khan that we didn’t know were problematic. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Rahul from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai publicly insulted his best friend Anjali and didn’t respect her choice of clothes throughout the film. He constantly taunted her in the movie for dressing up the way that she did and was comfortable in. Later, he falls in love with her when she becomes feminine and undergoes a makeover. He didn’t even care that Anjali already had a fiancé. Umm..that’s extremely selfish! Kal Ho Na HoIn this film, he manipulates his love interest into dating someone else without thinking about what she wants to do. And we can’t forget the whole concept of ‘6 din ladki in’! Dilwale Dulhania Le JayengeSRK’s character Raj, in the film, manipulates Simran into thinking that they slept together, even though they didn’t. Imagine, this happening in today’s time? He gaslights her and makes her fall in love with him. Dil Toh Pagal Hai In the film, his behavior is sexist towards Nisha (Karisma Kapoor). Also, he is just in the love with the idea of Pooja (Madhuri Dixit) and isn’t falling for who she is. Not only this, he then goes onto force Pooja to fit into the ‘ideal’ woman category for him. Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi  SRK's character in the film pretends to be someone else to get his newly wedded wife to fall in love with him. To be honest, that’s weird and we are not even talking about the film’s plot, just the storyline that makes the audience believe something like that can happen is embarrassing.
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Makers Of ‘RRR’ Release First Song On Friendship Day Ft. Ram Charan & Jr NTR And It Is LIT

For fans of Indian cinema, one of the most hotly anticipated movies is RRR, starring Ram Charan & Junior NTR. Well, the makers of RRR released a special music video on Friendship Day to commemorate the bonds that friends share.
© DVV Entertainments Here’s what makes the song special - there are actually 5 different versions of the songs, sung by 5 different singers in as many different languages.  
The First Song from #RRRMovie on August 1st, 11 AM.#Dosti #Natpu #Priyam

An @mmkeeravaani Musical.

@itsvedhem @anirudhofficial @ItsAmitTrivedi @IAMVIJAYYESUDAS #YazinNizar@ssrajamouli @tarak9999 @AlwaysRamCharan @ajaydevgn @aliaa08 @DVVMovies @LahariMusic @TSeries pic.twitter.com/dyBaFxQPxt — RRR Movie (@RRRMovie) July 27, 2021 The song is called Dosti in Telugu, Hindi, and Kannada whereas it is called Natpu in Tamil and Priyam in Malayalam.  #Dosti | #Natpu | #Priyam

Telugu- https://t.co/vuwMb8q383
Tamil- https://t.co/VKF46yfc2c
Hindi- https://t.co/2omQXIAHJN
Kannada- https://t.co/BTsQ18OqWZ
Malayalam- https://t.co/LBbwrdH4hl #RRRMovie @mmkeeravaani @ssrajamouli @tarak9999 @AlwaysRamCharan @TSeries @LahariMusic — RRR Movie (@RRRMovie) August 1, 2021 The Hindi version of the song has been sung by Amit Trivedi, the Telugu version has been sung by Vedala Hemachandra. For the Tamil version, the makers roped in Anirudh Ravichander, whereas for the Kannada version, we have Yazin Nizar. Finally, the Malayalam version has been sung by Vijay Yesudas.  The song has been composed by legendary music composer, M M Keeravaani. Even if you are not a consumer of South Indian music, you will have heard his compositions from the film Baahubali & Baahubali 2. The music video also features the two parallel leads of the film, Ram Charan & Jr NTR, who happen to be really old friends. In many ways, the song is a celebration of their friendship as well. © DVV Entertainments Fans who are waiting for the movie with bated breath simply couldn’t keep calm at the song’s release.
#DOSTISongEuphoRRRia All are really good!
Tamil & malayalam
Telugu, Hindi & kannada.#RRRDostiChallenge @anirudhofficial @IAMVIJAYYESUDAS Magical voices.
Waiting for Kalabhairava brother version! — sri krishna yesaswi (@yesaswi30) August 1, 2021Jai NTR

RRR FIRST SONG STORM — NTR Trends (@NTRFanTrends) August 1, 2021The total song is upto the mark, but when it's comes to dhum dara dhum goosebumps voice /bgm. — Bob (@Bob02047831) August 1, 2021Languages are different but the friendship is the same & same emotions#RRRDostiChallenge #RRRDosti #jrntr #RamCharan #MMKeeravani #DOSTISongEuphoRRRia #Rajamouli #Hemachandra #YazinNizar #vijayyesudas #AnirudhRavichander #HappyFriendshipDay — kiran Mohan Nalla #wearmask #stayhome #staysafe (@KiranNaall) August 1, 2021Music lovers right now pic.twitter.com/PQgR3oBN8m — HaRRRish Tarakian (@Harish_NTR_) July 27, 2021Dhara Dham Dham Dhara Dham Dhara Dham #KomaramBheemNTR #ManOfMassesNTR pic.twitter.com/Pl7vOgoDRR — గోండు బెబ్బులి (@Chaithu_123) July 27, 2021RRR will have releases across 5 languages, including Hindi. It also stars Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn, Samuthirakani and Shriya Saran in important roles.
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4 Onscreen Friendships In Bollywood That Proved A Guy & A Girl Can Be ‘Just Friends’

Let’s admit it. Bollywood does have a problem of complicating every friendship by shoving the love angle in it.  Be it Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na or Kuch Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, it has ruined the most amazing male-female friendships by making one of them fall in love with the other.   © Aamir Khan Productions Well, it’s not always the case and people having pakke dost from the opposite sex would tell you that. 
While we agree a lot of people do end up falling for their friend, platonic friendship exists and is the most legendary one when mushy feelings aren’t involved. © Yash Raj Films Although we only have a handful of movies that have shown innocent friendship between a man and a woman, they do deserve a shout out on this Friendship Day. 
Here are 4 times Bollywood defied its own “ek ladka aur ek ladki kabhi dost nahi ho sakte” (a man and a woman cannot be just friends) logic and we were more than happy to see it: 1. Bunny & Aditi In Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani © Dharma Productions The most real onscreen friendship which is full of support, insults and understanding and lacks any kind of romantic feelings is between Bunny and Aditi in YJHD. 
They always had each other’s back and didn’t shy away from calling out each other’s mistakes too. The fact that Bunny flew all the way across the world just to attend Aditi’s wedding says a lot about their dosti. 2. Sonia & The Squad In Rang De Basanti © Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Pictures Soha Ali Khan’s character Sonia was the only girl in the gang and the boys were her friends who could do anything to protect her. 
Although she was dating one of the friends from the gang, the rest of the squad treated her as their baby sister. DJ even refers to her as ‘just a child’ when her fiance dies and it shows how pure their friendship is. 3. Bindiya & Murari In Raanjhanaa © Colour Yellow Productions They were friends from childhood and although Bindiya (Swara Bhaskar) was crushing on Kundan (Dhanush), Murari (Zeeshan Ayyub) and her shared a special bond. 
He always looked after her and called Kundan out for teasing her at times.  4. Ria & Sanjay In Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai © Yash Raj Films The movie starts with the two characters reciting the lines from Maine Pyar Kiya where Mohnish Bahl announces that a guy and a girl can never be friends. And, they proved him wrong. 
Ria became the wingwoman for Sanjay and helped him woo his childhood friend Anjali. Their friendship was pure goals. 
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‘I Found Out My Partner Was Cheating On Me’, Here’s What To Do In Such A Situation

The thing about love is that as easy as it is to fall in love, sometimes, it’s just as easy to fall out of it too. And while one would expect that when it happens their partners are decent enough to confront them about it, it seldom ever turns out that way.  In fact, one of the most heartbreaking ways in which people find out that their partner has moved on while still being in a relationship with them, is by catching them cheat. And that is never a pretty sight, quite the opposite rather.  It breaks your heart, your trust and uproots any feeling of love that there once was.  © iStock You feel your throat closing up, tears welling in your eyes and suddenly, the walls of the room feel as if they’re closing in on you. In a fraction of a second, your life comes crashing down.
Perhaps that is the reason why many people also resort to bitter and ugly ways to deal with the fact and end up doing things in a fit of rage that they might regret later.  Whether it is by getting violent, harbouring feelings of seeking revenge, or saying things that you’d never be able to take back, people have different ways of expressing their pain and hurt, but not all of them will leave you feeling better. Some, even worse. Here is what to do instead, when you find out that your partner is cheating on you: 1. Let Reality Sink In © iStock Finding out that someone, who claimed to love you, has stabbed you in the back and cheated on you, is possibly one of the hardest pills to swallow. It doesn’t just play on your self-worth but also might shake you from the core. 
Hence, it is always a good idea to take some time to let the fact settle down and come to terms with accepting it.  2. Confront Them With The Truth © iStock As unnerving as the experience may be, it is advised to always confront your partner and find out the entire truth. 
Whether you may have found out through a common friend, dropped down to a conclusion over something suspicious or caught them red-handed, it doesn’t matter. Give them a chance to speak for themselves before you decide what to do. If you decide to work out, you do that. But if you decide against it let there be no scope for communication left.  3. Don’t Seek Revenge. Ever © iStock The feeling of betrayal is strong enough to drive even the most patient ones to utter madness, but in my experience, seeking revenge doesn’t settle the score but, in fact, initiates a domino effect. 
It may feel like this is what you want at the moment to feel better, but one only ends up feeling more hurt, having done something they otherwise would never have done.  Not to forget the fact that anything you do now won’t change them, only you. And you must never give that satisfaction to your cheating ex. 4. Reach Out To Family Or Friends For Support © iStock It can’t be easy to deal with something like this by yourself, and one mustn’t have to, either. 
Confide in someone you trust and let them be there for you. Sometimes, just having someone who would listen to you and offer you their shoulder to cry on is enough to make you feel better. 5. Don't Be Afraid To Seek Therapy © iStock Being cheated on leaves you with a lot of unanswered questions. Closure becomes redundant in the case and all you’re left with are emotional scars and psychological baggage. 
And rather than dealing with that alone and internalising any of that pain, it is best to seek professional help to deal with your issues. Someone who is trained to understand and direct trauma, will be in a much better position to guide you through this pain.
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5 Honest Ways For Men To Know They've Found Their 'Yaar' For Life

With the way social media has changed us, we often forget that while we may be speaking to a lot of people, we’re not friends with them, and they’re certainly not our yaar.  They’re not the one you thought of when you clicked this headline. Chances are you already have a person in mind and you’re just looking to confirm if your guess is correct.  Well then, head on and find out if you’ve found your yaar for life:  1. They Know The 100% Unfiltered You © iStock It’s not necessary for you to have met your yaar years ago. Sometimes a yaar can be someone much more recent than a childhood friend, yet he’s been able to connect with you on a different wavelength. 
That honesty can be so pure. Conversations don’t seem forced, and you’re comfortable enough to be in your worst condition and hang out with him.  2. Even Their Parents Scold You  © iStock Growing up in India, it’s a given that every time you visit your yaar’s place you're greeted with concerned taanay from his parents. 
It can sound something like “Haan haan, bas jab yeh aata hai, tab hi tumhe humari yaad aati hai.” or “Aa gya aakhir kaar?” 3. You Are Comfortably Weird Together  © iStock Let’s be honest. If he’s truly your yaar, then you both know each other's weird sides as well. 
Your friendship usually involves a lot of inside jokes, which others might not necessarily get it, but they don’t have to. It’s you both against the world.  4. Instant Reconnection When You Speak After A Gap  © iStock You’ve realized that you’ve not spoken to your yaar in a while, but you’ve never had to hesitate or second guess sending a text their way. 
There are no awkward hellos and heyyys and you get straight down to gossip, downloading the latest updates from their lives.  5. Honestly Accountable To Each Other © iStock In this maze that is the experience of growing up, your yaar can feel like someone who knows all sides to you. 
Beyond the person you project onto society, your yaar is the first one to call you out on your bullshit. And keep you in check.  If you can relate to any of these ways, chances are you’ve found your yaar for life!  Tag your Yaar in the comments below! 
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From Uday-Majnu Bhai To Munna Bhai-Circuit, 5 Bollywood Movie Friendships That Will Survive Anything

Let's admit it!
Growing up in India, our earliest ideas about basic things, be it the difference between good and evil, the magical feeling of falling in love, or just true friendship (yaari dosti), have all come from watching Bollywood films. Now, friendship is something that can be between any set of persons regardless of age, gender, or any other criteria there is. However, Bollywood has surely specialized in showing some true bromances throughout its existence.
Be it Jai-Veeru from Sholay or others after it, Hindi films have been very successful in portraying the love between two men, making us feel ke kaash, humaari dosti bhi aisi hi ho. © Prime Video Well, on this International Friendship Day, let's take a look at some modern Bollywood film guy-friendships that are destined to survive anything.
1. Uday Shetty-Majnu Bhai In Welcome © Netflix We might have seen Akshay Kumar's 'Welcome' thousands of times before, but you know that whenever it comes on TV, it's such a feel-good movie that you can't help but finish it again.
Now, while Akshay's comic timing has a lot to do with it, one of the main reasons is also because of Nana Patekar and Anil Kapoor's portrayal of gangsters Uday Shetty and Majnu Bhai. The two really made us laugh and love them for the chemistry between them and for what they did for each other. Whether it was fooling Rajiv to get him to marry Uday's sister, Sanjana, or destroying an entire film set because someone called Uday a 'Bewakoof Gadha', Majnu bhai really showed that he will do anything for Uday bhai. This is definitely the kind of friendship that we all need in our lives. 2. Munnabhai-Circuit In Munnabhai Movies © Prime Video Bhai! Whether it was helping Munnabhai (Sanjay Dutt) become a doctor without passing medical exams in the first movie or literally believing that Munnabhai could see 'Bapu' Mahatma Gandhi in real-life, Circuit (Arshad Warsi) proved he was Munna's main man throughout.
While they did sometimes end up fighting or having an argument or two when it came to having each other's back, you bet your a**, you couldn't have picked a better friendship than theirs. This along with the friendship between Uday and Majnu went on to prove that even if you are gangsters, friendship can really end up running thicker than blood. 3. Rocco And Hunter In Desi Boyz © Zee5 Desi Boyz was indeed a fun movie that we all loved watching, especially due to the long ongoing on-screen chemistry between Akshay Kumar and John Abraham.
The pair played Jerry and Nick in the film, who because of the financial problems of the 2008 financial crisis, had to resort to becoming male escorts Rocco and Hunter. Their friendship in the movie goes through a lot of tests, with both ending up having a big fallout because of the circumstances. However, when it mattered most, both went on to prove that they will do anything for the other, even if it meant John losing the girl he loved the most in the world. Now, this really was some friendship! 4. Sonu And Monu In Haseena Maan Jaayegi © Zee5 Who did not love Sonu (Sanjay Dutt) and Monu (Govinda) from Haseena Maan Jaayegi?
They made us laugh so much through the years for the stupid yet hilarious things in the movie that they did to fool their loving father and getting the girls. While the two were brothers, what really reflected was the friendship between them that made them be there for each other at any time of need. I mean, Govinda literally disguised himself to play the role of Sonu's uncle (hilarious) so that he could finally get the girl he loved. While the movie made us laugh right out till the end, we were left amazed at the bond that both Sonu and Monu shared for each other. 5. Sonu And Titu In Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety © Prime Video Here is a tale of another Sonu (Kartik Aaryan), but this time around he will do anything for his Titu (Sunny Singh), his friend that he loves more than anything.
Sach batao. Aankhon me ek aansu nahi aya kya kabhi when you heard the song, "Tera Yaar Hu Mai"? The movie really took the whole "Bros Before Anything" concept seriously, with Sonu going on to extreme levels to ensure that Titu didn't end up marrying Sweety (Nushrratt Bharuccha), who is out there allegedly to break the brotherly bond between Sonu and Titu. This movie showed the bromance between two Delhi boys who loved each other so much that they would literally be rather heartbroken themselves than let the other go through the same thing. Aisi dosti sach me hum sab deserve karte hai!
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Badshah’s Mashup Of 'Channa Mereya' With ‘Baawla’ Made People Go ‘Ye Bhi Theek Hai’

No matter what you think of Karan Johar, you cannot deny the fact that Channa Mereya is one of the most iconic songs for anyone who’s dealing with a bad break-up. It genuinely is a tonic for the heart.
© Dharma Productions Well, Badshah tried experimenting with the song in a way that was actually hilarious. Now, before you go on smashing your keyboards thinking that another ecstatic song has been ruined by a music director, hold your horses. Badshah did not actually croon a “new version” of Channa Mereya.
© Instagram/badboyshah Taking a cue from Dipraj Jadhav, the mashup artist who takes the soundtrack from some Bollywood movie or song and juxtaposes it with a different scene, Badshah did something similar.
© Instagram/badboyshah He created a mashup of Channa Mereya with this song Baawla. Here, check it out.
View this post on Instagram The rapper has edited a popular scene from Johar’ Ae Dil Hai Mushkil where Ranbir’s character sings ‘Channa Mereya’ plays, and replaced it with one of his most recent songs. There are those who find this particular scene from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil rather tear-jerking, and then, there are those who find it to be a typical Bollywood heartbreak scene. Well, no matter where one stands on the issue, the fact is, Badshah’s mashup has gone viral on Instagram and has garnered some rather strong reactions. While some of his followers found the edit to be quite good and are loving it, others found the edit to be quite hilarious and have labelled it to be a pretty decent meme. Badshah’s released a new song on the 28th of July, called Baawla, featuring Uchana Amit and  Samreen Kaur, which has already garnered over 28 Million views.  © YouTube/Badshah The edit seems to be a really well thought out tactic to promote the song. As far as promotional activities go, this is a rather ingenious idea. Several celebrities, including Ayushmann Khurrana and Anubhav Singh Bassi, have actually appreciated the song. Dipraj Jadhav, whom Badhah actually tagged in the video, also commented, saying “Paaji tussi great ho” (Brother, you are great)
© Instagram/badboyshah Badshah also said that it was him who actually edited the mashup video. While the song actually goes rather well with the video portions that were used, we sincerely think that Badshah should just stick to ‘making music.’ These mashups do not seem to be a viable alternate career option for Badshah, does it?

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‘Envious & Confused’ BCCI Hits Back At PCB, Gibbs Over Kashmir Premier League Remarks

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has hit back at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and former South Africa batsman Herschelle Gibbs, who had accused them of misusing their power to prevent cricketers from participating in the Kashmir Premier League in the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. Breaking their silence over the issue, an unnamed BCCI official has slammed both the PCB and Gibbs, making clear that the Indian cricket board is well within its rights to take “decisions with respect to the cricketing ecosystem in India”. © Reuters Reacting to Gibbs’ comments, the BCCI official reminded him of the CBI investigation that he was involved in, in a match-fixing case in the early 2000s and didn’t travel to India for almost a decade.
The BCCI is the world’s richest cricket board and its power in world cricket is second to none as it generates the maximum for the International Cricket Council and most cricket boards are envious of its progress. Responding to PCB’s comments, the BCCI official said that their remarks have no ground and it only shows how confused and envious they are of the Indian governing body.  Completely unnecessary of the @BCCI to bring their political agenda with Pakistan into the equation and trying to prevent me playing in the @kpl_20 . Also threatening me saying they won’t allow me entry into India for any cricket related work. Ludicrous — Herschelle Gibbs (@hershybru) July 31, 2021 "While one can neither confirm or deny the veracity of the statement made by a former player who has figured in a CBI investigation into match-fixing earlier, the PCB must understand that even if Gibb's statement is assumed to be true, the BCCI would be well within their rights to take decisions with respect to the cricketing ecosystem in India. The fact that the Indian cricketing ecosystem is the most sought after for cricketing opportunities globally, should not be envied by the PCB," a BCCI official told ANI. © Reuters "PCB is coming across as confused. Just the way the decision to not allow players of Pakistani origin to participate in the IPL cannot be construed as interfering in the internal affairs of an ICC member, the decision, if any, to allow or disallow anyone from participating in any manner with cricket within India is purely an internal matter of the BCCI," the official added.
BCCI & ICC after reading the statement....... https://t.co/JXjrTsRhrp pic.twitter.com/wLRTDO2MzJ — Krishna (@Atheist_Krishna) August 1, 2021 The BCCI official even accused the PCB of taking directions from their government and said that they should feel free to reach out to the ICC. "They are welcome to raise the matter at the ICC and one can understand where this is coming from but the question that they need to ask themselves is whether it is on account of government interference in their working since the PM of Pakistan is officially their Patron as per their own constitution. It is time to consider whether this issue also ought to be raised at the ICC," said the official. The Indian supporters loved BCCI’s strong response and flooded Twitter with all kinds of memes. This is not a political agenda. This is our sovereignty. Well done @BCCI https://t.co/CZzpilh1kK — Pratik Agarwal (@thePratik7) August 1, 2021BCCI After Pakistan's Statement pic.twitter.com/99ScPOZ2TI — Sunit (@itsyourboisam17) August 1, 2021The fact that the so-called Kashmir Premier League has invited several retired cricketers to be a part of the tournament only goes on to show that it means everything but serious cricket. © Reuters Right from the onset, it was clear to see that the Imran Khan government, with the help of PCB, was trying to use the league for their political advantage in a region which has been a bone of contention for the two nuclear-armed nations.

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5 Things To Know About Michael B Jordan's Black Superman HBO Max Limited Series

There's absolutely no denying the fact that Superman is one of the mightiest superheroes on Earth. © Warner Bros. Not only that, the Justice League leader is a very bankable superhero in cinema and television history with a series of hit films and television series being made out of it, with the latest being Henry Cavill's portrayal.
© Warner Bros. Now what was an extraordinary piece of news for DC fans, it was reported that Michael B. Jordan is developing an HBO Limited Series on DC's Black Superman, Val-Zod!
Michael B. Jordan is developing a Black Superman project centered on the Val-Zod incarnation of the character from DC Comics.

(via @Collider) pic.twitter.com/jJ55sm0qlL — Lights, Camera, Pod (@LightsCameraPod) July 23, 2021 © Instagram/Michael B Jordan So far, it has not been confirmed whether Michael, who has already starred in Marvel's Black Panther and Fantastic Four movies, will be playing the superhero on screen. We'd like to think he has all it takes to be the first live-action Black Superman. Now, while HBO has declined to comment or share any details about the potential project, here are five things you should know.
1. Different Earth, Different Universe © DC Comics First thing's first. It might come out to be a shock to you but there are around 52 Universes in the DC Universe, meaning there are 52 Earths as well. Now, the Superman that we are used to seeing is Earth One's Superman, Clark Kent AKA Kal-El. The new Black Superman TV Series will, however, focus on Earth-Two and its Superman, Val-Zod.
2. Val-Zod Is The Second Superman © CBR There are many Supermans across the entire DC Universe. However, Val-Zod, being one of the last Kryptonians just like Kal-El, is the second to use the mantle of Superman after Clark Kent.
© DC Comics Unlike Kal-El's history of Krypton before destruction, Val's parents are actually executed by the planet's court and he somehow manages to escape the planet and reach Earth-Two. So, just in case you're tired of watching the same old Superman origin story in the cinema halls, the TV show is going to be something very different.
3. He Too Has Really Cool Superpowers © DC Comics Clark Kent's Superman is said to be one of the most powerful superheroes in the DC Universe, and well, Val-Zod is certainly no different. The Black Superman really possesses an awesome set of powers that range from Heat Vision, Super-Hearing, Enhanced Vision, the ability to fly, Superhuman Strength, stamina, speed, invulnerability, Solar Energy Radiation as well as a Genius Level Intellect.
After what Marvel has been doing with its Disney Plus TV series, it's really exciting to imagine what DC and HBO Max may be up to in terms of showing the Black Superman's full range of powers on the small screen. 4. Script Already In The Works © Twitter/Collider While not much is known about the limited series, it has been reported that an unnamed writer has been working on a script, with Michael B. Jordan producing the series on his own. With the 34-year-old actor already swamped with projects this year including producing, directing, and starring in Creed 3, the chances of him actually playing the part of Val-Zod look slim. However, they are certainly not zero!
5. An All-Black Cast © Marvel Studios Back in June of 2020, Michael had urged studios and agencies to invest in black staff, especially after the success of his Black Panther film. And there are now calls from fans of the show to follow in the lead of the Marvel film, with many even suggesting that the actual show could incorporate some parallels from the actual scenes in America, where Val-Zod could actually fight racism and inequality in the country.
Anyhow, we are definitely up for it and we hope that the series gets an official green light soon enough.
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‘If Milkha Singh Is Played By A North-Eastern Person, How Would People Feel?’: Adil Hussain

Bollywood has been rather ruthless when it comes to recognizing talent and it has taken years for the Hindi cinema to finally give due credit to actors who genuinely deserve it. It will perhaps take many more years to make certain amends and start casting actors only based on their talent. Actors like Adil Hussain who have been in the industry deserve way more credit for his talent as he is an actor who brings calmness to the masala Bollywood movies through his characters. He belongs from Assam and is proving all the haters who looked down upon north-easterners wrong by doing some great films. View this post on InstagramA versatile actor, Hussain is clearly a gem of the cinema industry not only for his contribution to regional cinema but also for his work in international ventures. He has been a part of acclaimed indie films like Parched, Angry Indian Goddesses, Umrika and the list goes on. I got a chance to talk to Adil Hussain about his journey and we also discussed how Bollywood didn’t help in protecting the plight of the northeasterners. Here are the excerpts from my interview:Adil sir, you are an actor who is not bound by any language barrier. You have done Hindi movies, Assamese movies, even Bengali movies, and much more. How do you see your journey? I would say that I am one of the luckiest actors on this planet who has been offered so many roles and thankfully by the design of nature, I have a very pan-Indian face. When I travel to Tamil Nadu, people think I am a Tamilian, when I am in Assam, of course, I am an Assamese, when I am in Bengal, they think I am Bengali and when I am in Bihar, they think I belong to their land and I am a Bihari. When I am in Kerala, people start talking to me in Malayalam. I think it’s a gift from the universe. I also have a knack for picking up languages and I wish I had known more. I am not very good at the southern language because it belongs to a completely different branch of linguistics. I can speak four languages easily. I can probably do a decent job with a British, Scottish, and American accent. I am very lucky to pursue acting and to be recognized as an actor who’s dependable and directors think that they can give me such diverse roles. And that credibility has been taught to me by my teacher. I put my heart and soul into my characters and probably my hard work is paying off. View this post on InstagramIn one of your interviews, you said that people thought you are not a bankable actor and Bollywood had to fit you in and somewhere even I also feel that your talent hasn’t been truly recognized here and you are given very stereotypical roles. What do you have to say about it? It’s a difficult one because Bollywood has a different style of storytelling that I haven’t been particularly interested in. I am cast in films like Good Newwz and Bell Bottom. English Vinglish is not a typical film as it wasn’t a Masala movie. I feel Bollywood produces more masala movies but that's slowly changing now. This is why you are now seeing actors like Jaideep Ahlawat, Pankaj Tripathi, or Rajkummar Rao. They all are now doing well in the industry. There is a middle ground as well. You have actors like Ayushmann Khurrana who are doing well. People who are the in-charge of this market need to be a little more imaginative about it. Thanks to the OTT platforms, actors like us who are not interested in this masala sort of narrative are getting a lot of roles which is great. Bollywood can surely do better (laughs). While I was surfing Netflix, I got a chance to watch your movie What Will People Say in the Hidden Gems Category. After seeing your character in the movie, I was scared because if I had a father like you, I would have probably run away like your daughter in the movie. How do you see your character in the 2017 film? It’s a Norwegian film. It’s a true story of the director. I can understand the father as he comes from an overprotective space. It’s normal to get beaten up by parents and even I have been beaten up. It’s not normal now but I used to be okay back then. When I look at it, I see a father who is almost cruel but had love for his daughter and you see the transition happening in him at the end. If that transition wouldn’t have been there, I wouldn’t have done the role because there should be a way to redemption. I think it’s an important movie of my career. It was also an Oscars submission from Norway in 2018. It’s a great role to play without any judgments. View this post on InstagramYou said in one of your interviews that you were earlier very insecure about how you looked and in the same interview, you had also said ‘Why can’t people with dark skin play lead roles?’ Bollywood has looked down upon a certain colour or race over the years. Cut to 2021, things have slightly improved. Of course, it will take many more years to overcome the fair skin bias. What do you have to say about it? There have been many biases for that matter. Bollywood too has stemmed from a society that has many taboos. Every society has its own biases against people of a certain race, colour, or poor economical background. Women have faced many biases across the globe and definitely in India. I have always been asked about Priyanka Chopra playing Mary Kom and I reply to them that I am very fond of her and she is an accomplished actor but Bollywood lost an opportunity to cast a North Eastern face and introduce it to the audience.  In fact, the kind of treatment north-eastern people are given is terrible as they were looked down upon as Chinese in Hindi films. I feel only a few filmmakers take this responsibility. To elaborate what I am trying to say here, I would like to give an example: just imagine, if Milkha Singh is played by a north-eastern person, how would people feel about it so why wasn’t a north-eastern actor cast for Mary Kom. I feel Bollywood can redeem itself by casting someone from the north-east. They must be aware of the political segregation and the neglected part of the country. View this post on InstagramSo, I did my graduation from Delhi University where people use racial slurs to address people from the North-East, and sadly, it hasn’t changed much. What do you have to say to such people? It’s a social responsibility of people who are in powerful positions, not just political ones. I feel filmmakers have the power. As I said earlier, they need to inculcate it in their narratives. Politicians should also find ways to tell people that we are very much part of the country so that we are introduced to the mainstream part of the country. I feel the education system that we have is also not wisdom-oriented. People use education as a money-minting business. We need to tell children that we need to learn how to include people and not exclude them. View this post on InstagramHere's hoping Hussain keeps doing a blend of commercial cinema and the movies that matter for a long time. What do you have to say about Bollywood's biases? Let us know in the comments below.
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Gibbs Accuses BCCI Of Stopping Him From Playing In POK League, Gets Massively Trolled

Former South Africa batsman Herschelle Gibbs has accused the Board of Control for Cricket in India  (BCCI) of bringing politics into cricket and threatening him with consequences if he takes part in the Kashmir Premier League in the Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir. Gibbs took to Twitter and accused the Indian cricket board of threatening that he would not be allowed to enter the country for any cricket-related work if he decided to feature in the six-team tournament which is set to get underway on August 6. Completely unnecessary of the @BCCI to bring their political agenda with Pakistan into the equation and trying to prevent me playing in the @kpl_20 . Also threatening me saying they won’t allow me entry into India for any cricket related work. Ludicrous — Herschelle Gibbs (@hershybru) July 31, 2021 “Completely unnecessary of the @BCCI to bring their political agenda with Pakistan into the equation and trying to prevent me playing in the @kpl_20. Also threatening me saying they won’t allow me entry into India for any cricket related work. Ludicrous,” Gibbs wrote on the micro-blogging site.
India claims the whole of Kashmir to be an integral part of the country, hence any league taking place in the POK is deemed to be illegal by the BCCI and their decision is in accordance with the government’s national policy. © Reuters Taking to social media, Gibbs hoped that he would get some support from his followers but his move backfired as Indian supporters slammed him for becoming a part of Pakistan’s political game plan to legitimise their illegal occupation of the POK.  
Through his tweet, Gibbs accused India of bringing their political differences with Pakistan into cricket but what he forgot was that by agreeing to feature in the Kashmir Premier League he played into the hands of Pakistan’s political class who want to challenge India’s sovereignty.  LOL. Not really. @bcci basically told you that you’re free to play wherever you want but if you want to play in India, you have to play on @BCCI’s terms. Nothing wrong with that. Did they say don’t play in Pakistan? I don’t think so. My home, my roof, my rules. That simple. — Commissioner Gordon (@CommissionerG10) July 31, 2021Don’t be so naive, Herschelle. If you want to play the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir Premier League, then even as a cricket fan, I would request the @BCCI to never allow you to enter India for cricket related work. Nothing is more important to us than our motherland. — Madhav Sharma (@HashTagCricket) July 31, 2021KPL is a completely illegitimate tournament coz the area is illegally occupied by Pakistani goons. Either play there or play in India. Can't have both on your plate mate.

Oh and btw, why didn't you tour India between 2000-08? — Yash (@im_yash2307) July 31, 2021You have the habit of throwing the ball in air before catching it!! With this one tweet your fan base in India has gone to zero. — Anurag Krishna (@anuragkrish) July 31, 2021They're not stopping you, you can do whatever you want but when it comes to Indian cricket, of course they'd take decisions. — D I V Y A N S H (@ImDivyansh_17) July 31, 2021According to Indian Govt., the whole Kashmir is ours. and if Pakistan are conducting any cricketing event on our soil, then BCCI has right to take an action. You should have done some research before tweeting. Disappointing. — кαυѕтυвн (@k_p_18_) July 31, 2021It's because India considers whole Kashmir as a part of India.
And if Pakistan tries to organize some league related to Kashmir, it's attack on India's sovereignty.
So if you tries to be part of it, you have to face repercussions from India.
That's not that hard to understand — Ankit (@Ankit_rao1) July 31, 2021KPL itself is a political statement Herschelle. By wanting to play in it, you are becoming part of a political agenda. This of course will have conse quen ces here in India. Well-done @BCCI @SGanguly99. — THE SKIN DOCTOR (@theskindoctor13) July 31, 2021Since their independence in 1947, both countries have gone to war thrice over for Kashmir, with the latest one being the Kargil War of 1999, where India successfully defended its northernmost territory along the Line of Control.  Just like Gibbs has every right to decide where he wants to play, the BCCI is also within its right to decide who they want to work with in the future. In fact, the BCCI didn’t ask stop him from taking part in the league, they have only made their stance clear, something which any other organisation would have done if a league had attacked their country’s sovereignty.
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17-YO Actor Ashnoor Kaur Gifts Herself A House After Scoring 94% In CBSE 12th Boards

At 17, most people are hardly able to balance their studies, their internships, and their college applications. For actor Ashnoor Kaur, all of this apparently, is a piece of cake, for she can do much more than all this.
© Instagram/ashnoorkaur The actor, who has been a part of some of the most successful TV shows, like Jhansi Ki Rani, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai and Patiala Babes, along with movies such as Sanju & Manmarziyaaan, has scored a pretty great 94 per cent in her class 12th CBSE Board exams.
© Fox Star Studios Not just that, two years ago, she had scored a pretty respectable 93 per cent in her 10th Board - all the while balancing her education with some really coveted projects.
Speaking to a national daily, she said that she is elated, nice and accomplished.  She also spoke about her upcoming plans. She said she has a few projects in hand, but her main focus right now is to get into a college. "I wish to pursue BMM and focus on my studies. For my masters, I might go abroad. Apart from acting, I also want to learn filmmaking and direction,” she said. © Instagram/ashnoorkaur She also revealed that as a treat to herself, she has booked her dream house. “I have booked a new house and it is my dream house. It is under construction. It feels good as it reflects that you are growing up, doing things on your own.” “The house will be ready by next year first half,” she added.
© Instagram/ashnoorkaur Her friends and fans took to Twitter to congratulate her, and to ask her to get the show, Patiala Babes, back on the network.
She has never been back in academic achievements. Scored 93% in 10th while shooting for PB & now 94% during pandemic. IT ISN'T EASY AT ALL. She did this while having a job, an entire career. She is really special
Super proud @ashnoorkaur03 #AshnoorKaur pic.twitter.com/wTr6h4axoY — 𝒈𝒊𝒍𝒖𝒊𝒔𝒎 | SRJ in KKK (@ShineGlitzy July 30, 2021So sweet you guys now do a billi partyy together #SourabhRaajJain #ashnoorkaur #MiNeil — ᛃⳎꭉⲓⲋ𐒅ꪖ (@blossom_srj July 30, 2021We demand a complete story. It's been more than a year. The story deserves a proper conclusion and our demand is absolutely valid. Bring back Patiala Babes with the same cast.@SonyTV @KathaKottage #MiNeil #SouNoor #PatialaBabes #AshnoorKaur #SourabhRaajJain #MiniMadam #ChefNeil pic.twitter.com/Vxdp6M9wOL — Unique Mineil (@MiNeil_SouNoor July 30, 2021Earlier, Ashnoor was one of the most vocal proponents of having the board exams postponed because of the pandemic. She had expressed gratitude after the board exams were cancelled in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic's second wave. “It wasn’t that we didn’t want to appear for the exam. We did and were preparing for it all year.”
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5 Reasons Why Indian Cricketers Are Afraid To Speak About Mental Health Issues In Public

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has decided to take an indefinite break from cricket with immediate effect to focus on his mental well-being and give rest to his injured index finger. The amount of pressure the international cricketers deal with while playing at the highest level is hard to comprehend for any of us and the coronavirus pandemic has made the situation even worse, forcing the players to live in strict bio-secure bubbles for several months at a stretch. © Reuters The last year or so has been hard on everyone across the globe but more so for these athletes who have, in a way, put their physical and mental well-being at risk just to entertain us in these trying times.
Take for instance, after losing his father to brain cancer last year, Stokes couldn’t even mourn his loss properly and turned up for his franchise Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2020. View this post on Instagram Barring a few breaks here and there, the English all-rounder has been playing non-stop cricket ever since and it certainly has taken a toll on his body -- both physically and mentally. And now he took a brave decision to come out in the open and talk about the hardships he has been going through mentallly. "Ben Stokes has withdrawn from England's Test squad ahead of the Test series against India starting next week to prioritise his mental wellbeing and to rest his left index finger, which has not fully healed since his return to competitive cricket earlier this month," read an ECB statement. Official Statement: Ben Stokes — England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 30, 2021  "The ECB fully supports Ben's decision, and we will continue to help him during this period away from the game," it added. In the last few months, we have seen star athletes like Naomi Osaka and American gymnast Simone Biles withdrawing from various competitions citing their mental well-being, which has made more and more people aware that mental fitness is as important as physical fitness. © Reuters It’s quite surprising that in a country where cricket is followed like a religion, we have not seen many Indian cricketers coming out in public and initiating a discussion around this.
After Stokes’ announcement, Shreevats Goswami, who plays for SunRisers Hyderabad in the IPL, took to the micro-blogging site and raised some serious points, explaining as to why Indian cricketers don’t take mental health breaks and never speak about it. Taboo © Reuters Players like Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli had to deal with depression at some stage in their career but they kept mum about it and let their body suffer, which only shows that the issue is still considered to be a taboo and no one wants to speak about it. 
Lack Of Awareness © Twitter/ICC There is a serious lack of awareness about mental health in the country and people are afraid to speak up thinking what others would think of them if they address the issue in public. In most cases, players find it difficult to differentiate between pressure and stress and ignore the signals.
Insecurity © Reuters In a country where millions play the sport, the competition is immense and breaking into the national team is not an easy job, hence nobody likes to give up their spot. The insecurity dictates their decision-making and they don’t take a break, thinking someone else might occupy their place and make it his own.
Stigma Dealing with pressure is an important part of international cricket and players are often afraid that if they raise the mental health issue they might be labelled as weak and unfit to play at the highest level. Online TrollingWhile most Indians appreciate when an overseas cricketer takes a mental health break, they wouldn’t be equally supportive of an Indian player asking for such a hiatus because they want to see their top cricketers play every game. The online trolling is another big issue that forces a player to shut their mouth and continue their struggle. © Reuters Athletes are not robots, they are also humans like most of us and go through the same emotions that we do. In fact, the weight expectations they carry on their shoulders is enough to make any of us crumble but continue to do their job with full sincerity and conviction.
One thing is clear that living in a bio-bubble is not everyone’s cup of tea which can drain anyone mentally and it’s high time that we acknowledge this. The onus is also on the BCCI to create awareness about mental health and provide players with a sense of security, like the way ECB did with Stokes and Cricket Australia did in Glenn Maxwell’s case last year.
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7 Scandalous Confessions From Desi Employees About Working From Home

There’s a certain comfort to staying at home that brings out the best in people. Our surroundings are familiar, we’re safely tucked within the four walls of our homes, away from the prying eyes of the public. Pre 20201, many of us wouldn’t have even imagined that we’d be hit by a pandemic of such proportions. An event that has and will continue to change our lives forever. Working from home has been one such change.  We’ve realized that we can still get the job done, without compromising our work. No longer are we bothered by the added bells and whistles of constant supervision found in the Indian workplace. So, naturally, as people get increasingly comfortable with these scenarios… they also tend to take certain leverages.  Here are 7 Scandalous confessions of people who have been working from home for over a year now:  1. Nap Attack  © iStock “At my previous job, I’d end up taking quick power naps throughout the day. Things were dull,  so I  used to take a quick shut-eye before heading to my next commitment.” - Avni, 26 *
2. Binge Hero  © iStock “A friend of mine goes through different series on Netflix and Prime during her work hours. Somehow, she’s able to concentrate on both things at the same time, and she ends up breezing through 5-10 episodes a day. It’s her superpower.”- Munbir, 24 *
3.  Food O’ Clock  © iStock “Since nobody’s watching me anymore, I eat when I want and I’ve found myself feeling healthier. I’ve always been a muncher. It keeps me energized throughout the day. But, I never felt comfortable doing that at work without intrusive glares and questions from my managers.”- Iqbal, 31 *
4.  Day Drinking  © iStock “I’ll be honest, things weren’t that easy last year. Covid affected my life in a way I’d never imagined it would. Work kept me going for a bit, but then I found my weekend cocktails creep into my weekdays, and then slowly during work hours too. It’s managed to take that edge off of this year.” - Shohini, 27*
5.  Offline Romance  © iStock “I met someone on a dating app last October. And we sorta had this intense thing going on for a few weeks. He’d be over at mine since he lived with his parents. The relationship was short. Fast. Intense. It was also funny in hindsight, cuz I’d never have dared to attend client meetings while being ‘serviced’ by another ‘client’ before this.”- Rukmini, 33*
6. Info Dump   © iStock “Some meetings can get really long. Like uncomfortably long. I’m talking, 2 or 3 hours even. Some of them were literally just single-lined emails that didn't require much explanation. But everyone likes feeling important these days… I need coffee to get through most of these unsolicited invasions of my time. Sometimes I’m even sitting on my shitter with my mic on mute.” - Ejaz, 25*
7. COD Squad  © iStock “I got into COD (Call Of Duty) mobile last year when it became big in India, and now, that sense of community is stronger for me than any other. My friends and I are mostly always online, modding our guns and trying team strategies we’ve learnt on the internet. So, at this point work feels like something that gives me money, while COD is what gives me joy.” - Vineeth, 29
Offices used to be the regular factor in our lives, with voyeuristic managers and colleagues snooping down our screens when we’d rather be lost in our world, getting the task at hand done. Now, we’re all at home. All the time. And funnily, it’s brought out some interesting kinks to our personalities as well.
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5 Popular Bollywood Movies That Tanked At The Box Office But Still Became Cult Classics

There’s a popular saying in Bollywood that every movie has its own fate and it couldn’t be more true.  There are so many films that did terrible at the box office upon their release but became a hit among the audience years later. It could be the case of ‘a wrong film at the wrong time’ or wrong viewership but some of the below-average movies in Bollywood proved their worth much later on the television. © Vinay Pictures From comedy movies like Andaz Apna Apna that still leaves us in splits or a thought-provoking, politics-themed film like Nayak, these have left us baffled about what didn’t strike the chord with the audience who went to watch them at the time. 
Because we have watched these at least a hundred times now on TV and still can’t get enough. © Taandav Films Here are five such Bollywood movies that bombed when they were released but have now gained cult status among the millennials:
1. Khosla Ka Ghosla (2006) © Taandav Films This is one of the most amazing con movies ever made and we cannot wrap our heads around why it wasn’t a commercial success. 
It was praised by the critics for its intelligent humour, brilliant star cast and interesting plotline. Too bad, it didn’t do well. It's a popular AF flick now.    2. Andaz Apna Apna (1994) © Vinay Pictures Consider it a red flag if your partner doesn’t like this cult comedy which is better than most comedy movies today (looking at you, Hungama 2). 
It took the film about two decades to gain the popularity it deserved and now, everyone knows the iconic characters and dialogues by heart. Better late than never.  3. Dil Chahta Hai (2001) © Excel Entertainment Can you believe the film that taught us so many lessons about life so brilliantly wasn’t a massive hit? It is a millennial’s guide for friendships, love and adulting which was handed to us way back when we were kids. 
Every 90s kid has grown up watching this film on the television and we can watch it again anytime now.  4. Sooryavansham (1999) © Padmalaya Combines There’s a reason why this movie was on every weekend on the television and it’s not because the channel operator loved it, it’s because once we made the cringe face saying ‘not again’, we still watched it every time, rather than changing the channel to anything else. 
We realised that it was actually a beautiful movie about a father-son relationship. Apparently, even two Amitabh Bachchans couldn’t make it a hit at that time, for whatever reason.    5. Nayak (2001) © Sri Surya Movies No matter how many times we watch these movies, we get excited for the interview scene where Anil Kapoor embarrasses Amrish Puri and the latter challenges him to become the CM for a day. 
If it was released today, it would have made a mad collection at the box office, if it wasn’t banned, of course, because you know, politics and people’s sentiment towards it. 
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7 Red Flags To Look Out For During Sex & ‘Abort Mission’ Right Away

Red flags, by definition, are indicators of problematic behaviour that is bound to come and bite you in the ass if you ever ignore them in the first place. Something that most of us are well-versed with, considering we do it too often, owing to the whole “love is blind” philosophy. 
© Vishesh Films And while blindly falling in love may tug at the romantic in you, what it also does is put you at the risk of getting hurt in the future. Which is why, it is crucial that during the early phase of our relationship with anyone, we keep an eye out for what may or may not be a deal-breaker for you. And that includes behaviour in bed.
Here are 7 red flags to lookout for during sex and put your relationship on red alert: 1. Isn’t Too Big On Using Protection © iStock You see, it is a common myth that only guys would ever insist on abandoning the contraceptive for the act. 
In a lot of cases, women too, restrain the guy from using protection and either way, it is one of the biggest red flags to look out for.  Someone who isn’t up for using protection is bad news! 2. Easily Distracted © iStock One of the biggest turn-offs and something to be seriously noted is when your partner gets easily distracted while having sex with you. 
Whether it is to pick calls in the middle of the act, constantly feel the need to play the right songs in the background or care more for the lighting than making love to you.  There is a chance it wouldn’t be a one-time occurrence with them... 3. Only A Receiver, Not A Giver © RSVP Movies These are the “I got mine” kind of people, who only care about having a good time themselves, to hell with their partners. 
Whether it is by expecting their partners to go down on them while not extending the same courtesy, or only being in it until they get their orgasm, if you’re in bed with someone like this, RUN! 4. Doesn’t Know How To Take No As An Answer © Excel Entertainment You see, pestering long after your partner has said 'no' to something only to convert their no into a yes isn’t a skill to be proud of.
It’s a lowkey sign of the person not knowing how to respect your wishes in bed, something that must never be taken lightly.  If your partner struggles with accepting what you do and do not like in bed, you’re only enabling their toxic side and entering into something that can be very dangerous. 5. Snaps Out Of It As Soon As It's Over © iStock Those who snap out of the moment as soon as they’re done and basically throw the whole ‘wham, bam, thank you maam’ act at you, are also people to look out for and steer clear of. 
Because chances are that their interest, affection and care is only limited to the seven minutes in heaven and not one second after that. 6) Pass Subtle Comments At Your Body © iStock If you’re in bed with someone who whilst in the act or maybe right after, starts passing subtle comments about your body, take it as a sign of being in bed with a possible body-shamer. 
The last thing you need is to be with someone who makes you feel badly or conscious about your body, and who’s to say if they’ve done it once they won’t do it again? 7. Asks Too Many Questions © Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment It’s good to be with someone who cares about what you like, what you want and how you want it, but it is also a very big turn-off when those little reaffirmations turn into an episode of KBC in the middle of a steamy make-out. 
“Are You Coming”, “Now?”, “How about NOW?” are all questions that are bound to drive you crazy and push you to the edge (not of ecstasy, but of a cliff).
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7 Warning Signs That Show Your Partner May Be Emotionally Unavailable

We’ve all got issues, that’s not a revelation by any means. Our experiences from our past dictate the present state of our lives to an extent. This extends to relationships as well. Many people get into relationships looking for comfort, love and a sense of stability.  Sometimes though, we get involved with people who may not be the best for our emotional needs. That’s right I’m talking about emotionally unavailable partners. Partners who like your presence enough to want you around, but not enough to properly invest in your equation with them. So while we can acknowledge and empathise with their deep-rooted insecurities, it’s important to look after ourselves and run for our dear lives when we’re faced with an emotionally unavailable partner. Here are seven warning signs that show your partner may be emotionally unavailable: Only Talks About Emotionally Easy Things 1. We get it, no one likes to be a Debbie Downer or speak about emotionally intense subjects all the time. It can take a toll on our mental health. Still, if your partner never talks about difficult topics, it could mean that there’s a certain emotional baggage that they’re unwilling to access or share with you.  via GIPHY Emotionally Inconsistent 2. Like the Katy Perry song, if your partner’s feelings towards you keep oscillating between hot and cold then it’s a possible red flag. While they might have their own reasons for being this way, your feelings and emotions matter too. It’s difficult to be around emotionally inconsistent people, and sooner or later that can catch up to you.   via GIPHY Brings up their exes 3. Oh boy, this is a loaded one. If they’re bringing up their ex all the time, especially if they’re foul mouthing them, it just means there’s still a part of them that’s yet to heal from that hurt. It can get a little awkward for you as a partner if their ex has more of their attention than you.  via GIPHY They’re a closed book 4. While it may have been sexy and intriguing at the beginning of the relationship, their ‘mystique’ can become downright annoying after a point. Usually an emotionally unavailable partner doesn’t like sharing their own experiences, they try to be as closed as possible. So you end up feeling for two, rather than just you.  via GIPHY Ambiguous Status 5. Despite having been together for a while, your partner still has trouble in properly defining your relationship. They find comfort in that ambiguity while you are left constantly second guessing.  via GIPHY No Emotional Labour 5. One of the best parts about sharing a meaningful relationship with your partner is the ability to be yourselves, however some people take this opportunity for granted. For their own reasons, they’re always distracted, never available for your conversations, while expecting you to be there for theirs. This one-sided love affair eventually starts taking its toll, sooner or later.  via GIPHY Conflicted Resolution 6. Fights and arguments (as long as they’re respectful) are a healthy component to any relationship. But it takes a sense of security and maturity to not leave an argument unresolved. An emotionally unavailable person may not have interest in sitting together and working through your problems. Many a times, your arguments don’t find closure leading to an ever-increasing laundry list of unresolved issues in your head. It’s not a healthy space for anyone to be in.  via GIPHY An emotionally unavailable person can be exciting to be with for a while, but once the aura wears off, you’re usually left with a person incapable of basic communication. And that, my friends, isn't a fun place to be for anybody. Pack your bags and get out of there ASAP.

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‘Shilpa Should Be Allowed Her Dignity' Hansal Mehta Calls Out Celebs For Not Defending Her

Shilpa Shetty certainly is going through a rather rough phase, because of the allegations that have been levelled against her husband Raj Kundra, and his involvement in the porn scandal. 
© Twitter/mehtahansal The celebrated director recently took to Twitter, calling out celebrities in Bollywood for their silence, and media outlets for the very public and crass media trials that they conduct.
Hansal put out several tweets saying that up until the law decides on the matter, Shilpa Shetty should be allowed her dignity. He also claimed that the price of being a celebrity and being in the public eye, is that very often, they are left in the lurch and have to defend for themselves. If you cannot stand up for her at least leave Shilpa Shetty alone and let the law decide? Allow her some dignity and privacy. It is unfortunate that people in public life ultimately are left to fend for themselves and are proclaimed guilty even before justice is meted out. — Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) July 30, 2021 Shilpa has been trolled online since her husband, Raj Kundra was arrested on the 19th of July,  and has even filed a lawsuit against multiple publications and social media platforms for publishing defamatory content against her.
© Viral Bhayani Shilpa Shetty has claimed that because of the kind of stories that have been published by certain outlets, she has lost several of her endorsement deals, and is constantly receiving some nasty messages. 

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Dravid Gives Diplomatic Answer About Head Coach Job & We Have Nothing But Praise

There has been a lot of buzz around Rahul Dravid’s name to become the next head coach of the Indian cricket team in the last few months. Ever since he was appointed India’s head coach for the Sri Lanka tour, many fans and experts believed it was the step taken in the right direction, with an eye on the future as current head coach Ravi Shastri is nearing the end of his current contract. Every move that Dravid made throughout the tour was closely observed by fans and experts alike and given the resources at his disposal, he did a fairly decent job, although he wouldn’t be happy with the way the tour concluded with India suffering their first bi-lateral series loss against Sri Lanka in 13 years. © Twitter/BCCI For the first few months, the talks of his contention for the coveted job was a result of fans getting excited on social media channels but by the end of the Sri Lanka tour even Dravid became aware that there was more to it than just online chatter.
After the T20I series, the former India batting great was asked about his thoughts over the ongoing buzz and if he had thought about taking over the role on a full-time basis to which he gave a diplomatic answer saying he “enjoyed the experience” but hasn’t thought about it yet. What was worth noting is the fact that Dravid didn’t rule out any chances of him becoming the head coach in the near future. © Twitter/BCCI “I have enjoyed this experience. You know, look, I have not really thought anything far ahead,” Dravid said during the virtual press-conference after India lost the T20I series 1-2.
“You know, to be honest with you I am happy doing what I am doing. For me, I haven’t given any other thought than this tour and getting through this tour. “I have enjoyed the experience and I have loved working with these guys. It’s been great. And no, I haven’t given any other thought to anything else. There are (a) lot of challenges doing a full-time role, so I really don’t know," he added. coach Rahul Dravid credits his players for their spirit and enthusiasm throughout the 45 days in the bio-bubble https://t.co/hESudfeiSJ #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/2DMqSD0ioI — ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) July 30, 2021 The Lanka tour was Dravid’s maiden assignment with the senior men’s team and he faced some really tough challenges but still was able to motivate the players and push them to give the opposition a tough fight, despite losing almost half of their first-choice players. The result might not have gone India’s way but the team had Dravid’s imprint written all over it and they fought with great determination, especially when their back was against the wall.
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Elon Musk Calls Out Apple For Their App Store Fees, Says They’re Trying To Tax The Internet

Believe it or not, but Elon Musk certainly isn’t a fan of Apple. They have a long and publicly recorded history of being antithetical to each other. Musk has even gone on record, saying that he isn’t a fan of either Apple’s products or of their business practices.
© Twitter/elonmusk Elon Musk took a few more shots at Apple recently, over their ongoing court battle with Epic Games, and called Apple’s business tactics, an attempt to tax the Internet.
Apple app store fees are a de facto global tax on the Internet. Epic is right. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 30, 2021 To put things into perspective, Epic Games & Apple are engaged in a heated court battle, over the monopoly Apple’s App Store has for iOS devices.
© Reuters Epic Games developed Fortnite, one of the most popular Battle Royale games across any platform. Epic built a direct payment system into the game that would allow it to bypass Apple's 30% fee for App Store purchases. For this, Apple kicked Fortnite off its store, at which point, Epic Games sued Apple for its monopolistic practices.
© Reuters Apple has always claimed that the reason they control their applications ecosystem so stringently is because this allows them to keep things secure. Basically, if an app developer wants their app to be available to iOS users, they have to go through the App Store.
© Reuters Apple charges 30 per cent of all the transactions that take place in apps downloaded from their app store, and this includes in-app purchases as well. As a result, many smaller developers and business owners, have to hand over a major chunk of their revenue to Apple.
© iStock Musk’s Twitter followers quickly joined the conversation, with a majority of them, stanning Elon right away, and suggesting that Tesla should have an app store of its own.
They are not. Apple is asking for a small percentage in exchange for the secure and widespread platform they offer. Epic is free to use purchase methods other than in-app purchase. — Jordy (@jordynuyts) July 30, 2021small ???? They take 30% from what developer sells.. and as a bonus, if user returns app and asks for refund - they still charge developer by 30% of app price...

It's very much fucked up. — dendy | ray subject (@dendy_sk) July 30, 2021Problem is, in the real world you can't rent a mall plus demand 30% of every sell you make. You rather rent or sell the store you have nothing to do with the product sales. That's where Epic and Elon is right. — milliene (@milliene1843) July 30, 2021Then build a Tesla App Store as competition. No other App Store exists that even remotely compares to the Apple App Store. — Brandon (@StudentOfProfit) July 30, 2021The best way for the world to move beyond the Apple-Google app store duopoly is to build a new, open phone with crypto integrated at the OS level.

It's because crypto is so useful that the new phones will genuinely be better for people of all wealth levels. — Ryan Berckmans (@RyanBerckmans) July 30, 2021What about Tesla running its own App Store? — Austin Tesla Club (@AustinTeslaClub) July 30, 2021The thing is, it is not just Apple that takes an exorbitant cut from the transactions. All major app stores function this way, be it Microsoft, or Android. All of them claim 30 per cent of the revenues that apps generate from sales on these platforms. The reason why Musk called out Apple specifically, is the fact that with other ecosystems, users can sideload apps, that is use the installer files downloaded from places other than the app store, install the app, and then use them. Apple doesn’t allow that, citing security reasons, which, in today's day and age, seems to be a hopeless crutch. We all have heard stories of malware in iOS devices, especially with the Pegasus scandal. Taking a cut from the sales on their app store is justified. Apple and Google, do incur a cost in running and maintaining the app store, and it makes it easier for people to search for apps. However, 30 per cent is a bit too steep. It would behove everyone if the percentage was reduced to a more reasonable figure.
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5 Male Characters From Hindi Shows Who Proved It's Okay For Men To Be Emotionally Vulnerable

‘Real men don’t cry’. Thanks to phrases like these, we have been conditioned to believe that men can not be emotionally vulnerable. When it comes to processing emotions, there are certain expectations that we have from men because society has shoved it down our belief systems that men are strong and fearless. With such conditioning and upbringing, men find it hard to express their emotions and even tend to think of themselves as less of a man if they have to show their vulnerabilities in front of others. These stereotypes are extremely toxic for men because part of what makes us human is the ability to share our emotions, be it sadness or happiness. Well, it’s high time that things change for good and since art imitates life, it’s more than important for male actors to emote through their characters on the big screen. The change is happening gradually and we are here to give you an example of such male characters in Hindi web shows who haven’t shied away from expressing the darkest of their emotions and vulnerabilities. Srikant Tiwari From The Family Man

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Manoj Bajpayee has given his blood and sweat to this character. And in season 2, we also pleasantly realised that Srikant Tiwari had no shame in expressing his vulnerabilities or even shedding tears in front of others. In one of the sequences, you can see Srikant breaking down in front of his wife when he shares news about the death of his colleague, Milind. It was devastating for him but while he has also been fed the need to man up and handle that grief alone, it’s commendable to see him share his vulnerabilities. We need more men like him. Hathoda Tyagi From Paatal Lok View this post on Instagram
Abhishek Banerjee pulled off a dark role like that of Hathoda Tyagi but if you look closely at the character, you would realize that he is someone who is beyond anger and revenge. You could understand his pain when he spoke of his sister getting raped and again, without holding qualms about sharing his dark past. In an interview with Indian Express, Abhishek had said, “never thought of him as a dark character. For me, he is Vishal Tyagi who avenged the rape of his sisters. So for me, he is a hero despite committing murders. I never felt his anger, rather his pain. I used to cry at times. Once I started crying during our workshop. I never had any complaints playing him.” Kabir Sawant From Breathe

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Kabir Sawant, played by Amit Sadh, might be all beefed up but lacks emotional stability. The director has shown him to be vulnerable when he is back as he is getting haunted by shadows of his past. On the screen, Kabir is showing us our dark side without worrying how the world around him would react to this side.  In an earlier interview, Amit Sadh had said, “I have always believed that character is more important than screen time. Kabir’s character is not just my success - it is the success of the whole team. I am glad to see that the audience is loving my character on the show. The credit for the phenomenal character Kabir Sawant goes to all those who have worked very hard and done a fine job of shaping the character. If I can be selfish for a second, I would say I am extremely thankful, touched, and numbed to see this kind of response. In all honesty, I have never received such an overwhelming response to my performance in my 14-year career span since my television debut – it is a humbling experience.” Sartaj Singh From Sacred Games

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Guddu Bhaiya From Mirzapur

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Ali Fazal has always been appreciated for his acting skills and his character Guddu Bhaiya is truly impactful. There are scenes where a viewer could easily peak into his emotional vulnerabilities. There’s a sequence where he was seen crying like a child as he lost his brother and his lady love. He might be shown as someone who is out to seek revenge but you can see his character even expressing his physical pain.
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4 PlayStation Exclusive Games That Makes It Worth Buying The PS5

Sony’s PlayStation 5 has officially sold 10 million units within 9 months of its launch and you might be wondering which exclusive games are worth playing. While the PS5 can also run PS4 games, some exclusives have either received a next-generation upgrade or can only be played on the PlayStation 5. If you’re planning to get the PS5 or recently bought one, here are 4 exclusive games that make it worth the investment. 1. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart  © SIE_Insomniac Games The latest exclusive to launch for the PlayStation 5 happens to be a technical marvel which showcases the console’s power in full glory. The game makes full use of the console’s internal SSD and showcases graphics with ray-tracing and enhanced reflections. The game also looks like a playable Pixar movie which is impressive in itself. If you want to know more about Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, you can read our full review here.
2. Final Fantasy VII Remake: Intergrade © Square Enix If you’re a JRPG fan who wants to experience next-gen graphics, exclusive content and addictive gameplay, it doesn’t get better than Final Fantasy VII Remake: Intergrade. Final Fantasy VII Remake has been upgraded from the ground up for a next-gen experience on the PlayStation 5 and you also get access to an exclusive DLC story that cannot be played anywhere else. If you want to know how the game looks and performs, you can read our full review here.
3. Returnal  © Housemarque_SIE If you’re up for a challenge and love fast-moving gameplay, Returnal is the game for you. Players cannot play this game anywhere else as it makes the most impressive demonstrations of the PS5 hardware. You control an astronaut who is stranded on an alien planet and is reborn every time she dies on the planet. Think Edge of Tomorrow set in a Ridley Scott sci-fiction environment. Returnal is out now for the PlayStation 5 and we gave the game a 9/10 in our review which you can check out in detail here. 
4. Marvel's Spider-Man Miles Morales © MensXP_Sony Interactive Entertainment Marvel's Spider-Man Miles Morales is available on the PlayStation 4 as well but you really want to experience the game on the PS5. The near-instant loading times and amazing ray-traced visuals makes it one of the most impressive games to play on the PS5. You can also get the remastered version for Marvel's Spider-Man that has the same upgrades when you buy the Ultimate Edition of the game. To know more about Marvel's Spider-Man Miles Morales, read our detailed review here. 

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