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  Bhumi Pednekar Shares Incredible Weight Loss Secrets That Worked For Her
Posted by: Ron - 25-07-2017, 04:09 PM - Forum: Bollywood / Hollywood Corner - No Replies

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She came, rocked the tinsel town, won a million hearts, and became an inspiration for a lot of girls out there! Well, we are talking about the Dum Laga Ke Haisha actress, Bhumi Pednekar. She entered Bollywood with a totally hatke role in which she weighed 89 kilos, and immediately after the film’s release, she reduced herself to 57 kilos! While her superb acting won her a lot of accolades, her tremendous weight loss drew even more attention and praises (and raised some eyebrows as well).  

Well ladies, if you have been wondering all this while what is Bhumi’s secret behind her slim and svelte figure, then it is time for some enlightenment. The actress decided to help all those who want to lose weight and become as fit as her, by sharing “the fun little things” that she did to lose weight. So, check them out!

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Bhumi started with sharing this message on her official account where she promised to share one of her weight loss secrets every Wednesday:

Quote:For somebody who stormed into your worlds weighing 89kgs, I can imagine how difficult it can be for you to digest the fact that I am now just 57kgs. Reminds me of those weight-loss advertisements they show on late night television - the excited anchor selling you the dream shape / weight where you make no effort at all. As far as I am concerned, I had to make a serious effort, but it isn't as insane or Herculean as it is being imagined by many of you. And for all those, who think that ‘losing weight is impossible’ - for you guys - it's a BIG FAT NO. Since my weight loss, I have been asked by many about how I cracked this - some for curiosity, some for inspiration. I went through an interesting regime that involved some really effective workout routines, and a healthy diet pattern. Thought I’ll share some of these fun and super easy things I did to lose weight with you - every Wednesday - you can check for yourself if it works. I could give you a 'money back guarantee,' but it's the internet... so Wink

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Weight Loss Tip #1
And then, here is her first tip that she shared with all her fans who wish to lose weight:
Quote:Since my film released, there was this one question I was always asked - How did you lose your weight? I have spoken about my journey very often. But I didn't know how to communicate with you guys better... So after a lot of thinking I realized, let's start sharing some fun things I did to lose weight with you guys. I hope it's of some use Smile) So here is my first post!!!
I had read a lot about - How drinking enough water is important. It absolutely is!!! But how often do we manage drinking 6 to 7 litres of water..not very. I do it now and trust me, water is a boon for your body. I wanted to make this habit a lot more fun, and I found this thing called detox water. It cleanses and detoxifies your body. Lemon not only cleanses your body but also makes it alkaline. It also boosts your immunity. Mint aids digestion and gives the drink some sweetness without any sugar. Cucumber has several benefits - it's good for your skin, it keeps your body hydrated, and it contains anti inflammatory properties. In short, it's good for you. Just pop it your sipper and keep sipping on it...one of the things I tried...

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Weight Loss Tip #2
This is what Bhumi shared in week 2 of her series "LoseItLikeBhumi":
Quote:"Quitting or rather reducing the intake of refined sugar was one the best decisions of my life. Refined sugar -  brown or white - is nothing but taste and empty calories. In fact in the process to digest it, it empties your body of a lot of vitamins and minerals. For someone like me who has a sweet tooth,staying away from meetha was tough. So I thought,why crave and deprive yourself, when you have healthier options available today.
Its just about opting for the  healthier bottle. Why not have a brownie that's  amazing to taste but also beneficial to the body? Be it raw honey or stevia, these natural sweeteners are a boon and affordable too.
Raw honey is good for digestion and is packed with zinc, potassium, calcium and vitamin B6. Add it to your nimbu paani, oats, even milk. You can also add it in your salad dressing. Honey can be used in various different ways. Please don't cook it at high temperatures, as it will loose it's taste and nutrients.
Stevia is actually one of the oldest sweeteners known to mankind. It's extracted from a plant and tastes very close to sugar. It has no calories or carbs. In fact it has anti-inflammatory properties and controls high blood pressure too. Use it in your morning chai or make desserts with it, as it's a super replacement to sugar.

Date syrup is actually one of my favourite things, as it's a great alternative to the sugar you would add to your mithais or pastries. It gives you energy and is full of iron. Jaggery too is packed with health benefits. It cleanses you respiratory tract, stomach, food pipe, lungs and it aids in digestion.
Then there is maple syrup, coconut sugar and a whole bunch of other natural sweeteners... all the information is available online. But always remember guys, even though these options are healthier, they still need to be eaten in moderation. A little restrain goes a long way in improving your health.
Hope this was helpful.. Xx"

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Weight Loss Tip #3
This time, Bhumi shared some really cool ways to stay active:
Quote:"Hello all you amazing people . #LoseItLikeBhumi enters its third week, and I hope my two cents is helping you. This week, I thought, I'll tell you some really fun things I did to stay active. Just basic things like taking the stairs up instead of the lift or walking shorter distances or just getting up for a glass of water every time you're thirsty instead of keeping a bottle next to you. It isn't rocket science; its simple, almost loony things. Apart from these give these not very boring fitness hacks a try Smile) It might seem silly but it really helps in the long run!!"
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Weight Loss Tip #4
You will be surprised to know how much Bhumi eats everyday in her breakfast:
Quote:"Hello lovelies… Starting this week, I will be sharing what my diet consists of and how much I eat (which is a lot, trust me). I start my mornings with a glass of warm or detox water and thirty minutes later, I eat muesli with skimmed milk and flax or sunflower seeds. Then comes the king-sized breakfast (an hour before gymming) of whole-wheat bread with 2 egg white omelets and a fruit (papaya or apple). I alternate between cardio and weights at the gym; it is rigorous so 5 boiled egg whites after that are a must. There is nothing healthier than kick-starting your day with a breakfast like this. Stomach this recommendation for now, next week I will share with you my lunch menu for losing it like me Smile #LoseItLikeBhumi"
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Weight Loss Tip #5
And now it is time to reveal her lunch:
Quote:“Hello you happy people. As promised, here’s what I eat for lunch: Simple, home-cooked wholesome food that includes roti, sabzi and dal. I eat everything but a healthy version of it. So my rotis are not made of wheat but of bajra, jowar, nachni, soya, chana or rajgira and topped with a little white butter. You can mix all these grains together to make a power-packed multi grain roti or use them individually. My dal has tadka and the sabzi has oil but olive oil used in moderation. There is always a bowl of homemade dahi or a glass of chaas (with salt and some jeera) to go with the meal. On days where I’m out or in the mood for a different flavour, I opt for other healthy options like grilled chicken, brown bread vegetable and grilled chicken sandwich (I like using hummus/honey mustard, green chutney or just little olive oil if I want to grill it as a spread instead of butter or any other trans-fat spread), hummus with cucumber and carrots, nutri-nuggets or some home made chicken gravy cooked in very little oil with a bowl of brown rice. This meal would be anywhere between 400 to 500 calories and under 80 grams of carbs. I don’t starve, just eat healthy and work 

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Weight Loss Tip #6
Revealing what she eats in the second half of the day:
Quote:“Hello you smiling festive people, I hope my last few posts have been helpful. These are things that worked for me. Today, I am sharing what I eat in the second half of the day 😎
At around 4-4.30pm, I eat half a papaya or an apple / pear / guava. After an hour or so, I have a cup of green tea with few almonds or walnuts. Around 7:00pm, I have a big bowl of salad with all salad greens, maybe add an apple, and some walnuts or some dried berries if seasonal ones are unavailable - dressed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar or some olive chilli oil with garlic and mustard, or some apple cider vinegar. I try and make this fun, so at times I add grilled chicken or feta cheese. By 8.30pm, I have my dinner which is usually grilled fish or chicken (there are a lot of easy-to-make recipes available on the internet. Keep experimenting!). On days I want to eat a vegetarian meal, it is usually fresh, grilled or slightly pan cooked paneer / tofu, stir fried or steamed vegetables (seasoned as you like) with a small cup of brown rice or a thin multi-grain roti. I try eating as less carbs as possible at night.
Don't get intimidated by the regime.Try and come up with a schedule that works for you Smile Eating right and working out in the correct manner is the only way to do it, people.”
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Weight Loss Tip #7
Healthy and yummy recipes:

Quote:“Hello lovelies! This week, I am sharing with you few of my favourite healthy snacks for the times when the cravings get the better off me. It's always good to avoid junk food and opt for these yummy but healthy options instead! Just to let you know, as I will be getting  busy with my new film, #LoseItLikeBhumi might not be a regular feature here. I will certainly be sharing tips / treats as and when I find them.
Berry smoothie - Pour a glass of water into the mixer and add 2 tablespoons of yogurt. Add one teaspoon of honey and fresh berries of all kinds into it. Blend them together and enjoy!
Yoghurt cubes - You can pour a homemade smoothie into the ice cubes. Pour the strawberries shake into the ice tray and freeze it. You can make it a slushy and eat it up. The best cold snack ever!
Other healthy alternatives are: Kale & Soya chips (I totally love them!), whole wheat lavash with hummus, or even dry roasted grains like puffed bajra.
BTW, if you are really craving, you can have a piece of dark chocolate - the darker the better. Chocolate made with at least 70% cocoa contains less sugar and more antioxidants.
It is okay to give in to your cravings once in a while, but do remember to stay wise and stay healthy!”
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  The Inspiring Journey Of Parmeet Sethi And Archana Puran Singh Will Make You Want To
Posted by: Ron - 25-07-2017, 03:19 PM - Forum: DesiTV Shows Forum (For Unlisted TV shows) - Replies (4)

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Two strangers with a lot of baggage met at a common friend's party. They chatted, they flirted and they hit it off! What commenced as a mere attraction at first sight, ended as a commitment for a lifetime. This is what actors, Archana Puran Singh and Parmeet Sethi's love story would sound in brief. Against all odds and friction from the family, these two were successful in establishing a beautiful relationship. Be it buying a dress worth Rs. 550 or a big house in Mumbai, Archana and Parmeet have had a wonderful journey so far in doing every big or small thing in life together  And, we thought of bringing to you their beautiful journey so far. So, here we go.

Love at first sight

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When Archana and Parmeet were first introduced, the former was on a rebound. It is usually perceived that relationships that develop under tense circumstances never blossom. Well, we think that these two were born to defy the clichés.
Explaining what made him fall in love with Archana, Parmeet once mentioned:

Quote:“For me, it was attraction at first sight. Archana bowled me over with her beauty and grace. It was Archana's truthful nature and complete transparency of thought that attracted me.”

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Archana, on the other hand, was fascinated by Parmeet's curious character. She puts it like this:

Quote:“It was his contradictory nature of being soft and rude at the same time that attracted me towards him. I remember the first time that I met him at a party, I was reading a magazine and he just pulled it from my hand for showing it to someone else without even an 'excuse me', which for me was really crude. But, he instantly turned with a 'sorry,' leaving me intrigued at the same time.”

These two hit it off instantly, and started dating on a regular basis after this party.

The beautiful bond and good understanding

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Archana had a failed marriage before she met Parmeet. At that time, she had made up her mind that she was done with men, and would enter into matrimony again. For her, the male world was insensitive and domineering. But once she met Parmeet, her outlook towards men changed completely. Discussing the same, she said in one of her interviews:
Quote:“After my previous failed marriage, I never wanted to have another man in my life. But with Parmeet, I realised that men can be gentle, loving and sensitive, and not all of them are violent and possessive. Parmeet is an absolute antithesis of a male chauvinist.”

The couple was in a live-in relationship for a long time before they tied the knot. It was not easy for them as there was a lot of criticism that the two had to face from the public as well as their private circle. However, it is their understanding that helped them withstand everything. Recalling this time, Archana said in an interview:

Quote:“While living together, the press wrote about our lifestyle, but that least affected our relationship. What really hurt was the antagonistic approach his parents had towards our relationship and towards me. I'm glad Parmeet stood by me and never made me feel insecure. And after all these years, I have become even closer to my in-laws, especially towards his mom.”

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And, talking about their life after marriage, Parmeet once said:

Quote:“We don’t say ‘I love you’ every time. Now, it’s more about understanding each other without even uttering a word. When you have kids growing up, the idea of romance goes through a sea change and it’s very peaceful.”

Apart from the family issues, there was a huge difference in their career graphs as well. This usually becomes a deal-breaker, but these two handled it very well. Parmeet talked in an interview about what their personal approach was in handling this issue, and said:

Quote:“Though Archana had already established as a star, I was never jealous of her achievements. Neither did we ever have our respective egos ruining our relationship. We are just two individuals returning home after our day's work. We give each other our space and don't interfere with each other's work.”

Adding to this, Archana said:

Quote:“Ours is certainly not the Abhimaan case. He was always proud of my achievements, as at that time, I was already well-known, while he was still struggling to make his mark. At times, he kept aloof when he lost out on his roles, but then successfully took it in his stride and worked hard. Actually, his strength lies in his dedicated attitude. He works diligently and never chooses to be my competitor.”

The secret wedding

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Archana and Parmeet were in a live-in relationship for around four years, before they tied the knot on June 30, 1992  For them, marriage is just a tag that society has created and has nothing to do with the depth of a relationship. They married after four years and did not make the big announcement because it was not really a big step for them. For them, they were just two people who were happy in their own space. According to Parmeet:
Quote:“Every relation begins with friendship, and friendship starts with trust. The moment one partner jeopardises this element of trust and honesty, a rift is created. We were in a live-in relation for four years, and later when we married we did not announce our marriage for another four years because it didn't really matter to us. Marriage is a label given to a relation. It is in fact love, which shows that henceforth, two people exclusively belong to each other. We both stood by each other when we decided to live-in. Maybe we wouldn't have married, but to give our children an identity, we thought of tying the knot. However, we still remain the best of friends even today.”

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Archana shares the same view and says:

Quote:“Even after 15 years of togetherness, we are lovers and not a couple. The marriage didn't alter our relationship. We still fight like friends and makeup immediately. And best of all, we don't sulk or keep grudges. For us, marriage is just a tag. A piece of paper cannot change the nature of a relationship.”

Their mantra for a successful relationship

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After several years of marriage, you either learn to accept the flaws in your partner or you try your best to change them, making the relationship a burden. Archana and Parmeet have a very practical approach towards it where he annoys her to keep the spark alive, and she lets him do that. Explaining this, Parmeet says:

Quote:“It's great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. She looks stunning when she is angry, especially when there is a tussle on petty matters, like 'why don't you keep the towel in the right place,' or 'your hair is all over the sink,' or 'your clothes are lying all over the bed. We have never had a major fight so far since all the important decisions have been taken together.”

And, Archana has a very wise opinion about this:

Quote:“He just loves to keep his huge shoes in the living room, and then he simply forgets about it. When I was pregnant I used to tell him to keep them aside else I would trip, and yet he would forget. I guess there's this one thing that I understood after all these petty issues, is never to change your man. If you try to change the other, it creates a burden on the relation, making the entire relation futile. In fact, it's only when you change your expectations rather than changing your partner that life becomes far easier.”

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Besides this, Parmeet and Archana have also accepted the dissimilarities that the two have. Explaining this Archana said in one of her interviews:

Quote:“The beauty of our relationship is that within our similarities, lie our disparities. We both are foodies, though he is a meat-eater and I am a staunch vegetarian. We love movies. I like HBO and he prefers Star Movies. We love long drives, and although he loves fast drives, I am fond of long scenic drives. Yet we adjust and compromise on the other's preferences.”

Did you know that Parmeet is seven years younger than Archana? Yes, it is true and there are other celebs as well with such an age 
The learning process

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When you are together, you do not just grow old together, but you learn together as well. Being in a committed relationship teaches you a lot. We pick up a lot of things from our partner, deliberately or otherwise. These two have had a wonder journey as far as this learning process is concerned. Parmeet explains this by saying:

Quote:“With Archana, I learnt to look at life the way it is, with no pretences. For her, a spade is a spade. She taught me that life is all about choices. It's your choices that affect the world around you and it did. When we were in a live-in relation, my family was dead against it, and as I now reflect, I agree that my choice to stand by her was right.”

And, children contribute largely to this process. Yes, the couple is blessed with two sons, Aaryamann and Ayushmaan. Asserting how kids helped them grow their bond even stonger, Archana says:

Quote:“Being a mother changed my entire existence, my entire being. Suddenly your focus is that little thing in your life, your life's greatest joy.”

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Parmeet also excitedly and happily shares how their life changed after achieving parenthood, as he says:

Quote:“Aaryamann and Ayushmaan are Archana's top priority and I am the neglected one. But, they are the link, which makes my relationship with her solid.”

Strengths and weaknesses

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After years of marriage, you get to know about each aspect of your partner. Their vulnerability and solidity are well-exposed to you. And, the story of this lovely couple is no different, as they know each other inside out. Talking about her darling husband’s strengths and weaknesses, Archana says:
Quote:“His strengths lie in his strong middle-class values, his willpower, loving and gentle nature, and his non-judgemental and non-aggressive attitude. His weaknesses are his stubbornness, even when he is wrong, his lack of communication and expression of feeling. I love to talk and express each emotion- anger, pain, joy, but Parmeet just lets his emotions float and keeps them all bundled up.”

And talking about Archana’s strengths and weaknesses, Parmeet says:

Quote:“She's perfect in everything she does! But, her strengths lie in her ability to adapt herself in any situation, her balancing act between the house, the children, her work and her never-say-die attitude. Her weaknesses are her short-temper and her spic and span attitude, which is actually good. But then, it's perhaps I am too messy, so I adjudge it as a weakness."

The beautiful journey of Parmeet Sethi and Archana Puran Singh is surely an inspiration for a lot of young lovers even today. And, we wish this wonderful couple a lifetime of happiness!

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  12 Most Surprising Bollywood Marriages Of All Time
Posted by: Ron - 25-07-2017, 02:27 PM - Forum: Bollywood / Hollywood Corner - Replies (1)

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From affairs to marriages to baby bumps, nothing escapes from the media glare and shutterbugs, when it comes to a celebrity’s life. But still, there are a few in the Bollywood brigade who have worked hard towards keeping their innocent love stories away from the social stares and speculations.

So, here are some celebrity weddings that took the Bollywood fans by surprise. Let’s take a look at them!

#1. Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput
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After several linkups and rumours with B-town actresses including Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha and Priyanka Chopra, Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput’s marriage announcement was more like a volcanic eruption of sorts, crushing a lot of hearts! Shahid and Mira got married on July 7, 2015 in Delhi and welcomed a tiny princess on August 26, 2016.
This ‘Shahid getting married episode’ gained a lot of attention and even did some crazy damage to this handsome hunk’s female fan following. Shahid’s wedding to Mira was not as surprising as the fact that he chose to have an arranged one. And, that too with someone who was 13-and-a-half-years younger to him! But now that we look at these new parents, they don’t look like they had an arranged marriage and have such a huge gap.

#2. John Abraham and Priya Runchal
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When B-town fans woke up with a hangover of the New Year, 2014, there was something waiting to greet them- New Year wishes from "John and Priya Abraham".
Yes, that is what happened on January 2, 2014, when John Abraham’s twitter profile read:

Quote:“Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed 2014! May this year bring you love, good fortune and joy. Love, John and Priya Abraham”
The couple had met in 2010, at a gym in Bandra. Though it was in 2014 that John accepted to the status change in the relationship, many believe that the couple had got married long time back. So, in all sense of the word, it was truly a surprise!

#3. Sridevi and Boney Kapoor
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The two first met on the sets of Mr. India, and he was blown-over by her innocence and un-starry attitude. However, it took him time to win her love because she was an introvert and kept to herself.

Boney Kapoor, in an interview to Filmfare said:
Quote:“My obsession for Sridevi grew each time I met her.”
In the same interview, Boney also said:
Quote:“While I had already fallen in love with Sri, initially it remained one-sided.”
Boney's biggest problem was that he did not know how to approach her, and that he was already married and had two kids. All this could not keep Boney Kapoor from pursuing Sridevi. He was a shoulder of comfort for her when her father passed away. He even became her pillar of strength when her mother was seriously ill. Sridevi even stayed at his home for a few days in 1993, when serial bomb blasts in Mumbai had put the city under high alert. During all this, Sridevi was drawn towards him, and she got pregnant with his child (Jhanvi). They decided to get married after the news of her pregnancy. This marriage shocked everyone because Boney had not yet got a divorce from his first wife, Mona Kapoor. The love-struck couple kept their marriage a secret for six months, till the time his divorce was finalised.
#4. Geeta Bali and Shammi Kapoor
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Geeta Bali and Shammi Kapoor fell in love on the sets of Rangeen Raaten, while on an outdoor shoot in Ranikhet, Uttarakhand. Though the two were head-over-heels in love for each other, there was a lot of confusion in their love story. Geeta was a year older to Shammi, and was also the sole provider for her own family. And, the two stars also feared how the Kapoor family would react to this affair. So, Geeta Bali decided not to reciprocate Shammi's feelings, openly.
But, one rainy night in Mumbai, after relentless persuasion from Shammi’s side, Geeta finally accepted his proposal at the spur of the moment. The two love-struck actors secretly got married in a temple, on August 24, 1955, barely four months after their first meeting. They had just one common friend as the sole witness to their wedding, producer-director Hari Walia. Shammi Kapoor informed his parents about their marriage on phone, and later went home to seek his grandfather's blessings.

#5. Rani Mukerji and Aditya Chopra
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Once again the news of Rani Mukerji and Aditya Chopra's wedding spread around, everyone thought it to be a hoax. But, this time around it really happened. The discreet couple did not shy away from accepting that they had tied the knot in a hush-hush ceremony in Italy. In an official statement issued by Yash Raj Studio it was revealed:
Quote:"We are happy to announce that Mr. Aditya Chopra and Ms. Rani Mukerji got married last night on April 21, in Italy. The wedding was a very small intimate affair with very close family and friends."
The couple had a formal church wedding, and Aditya did show that he doesn’t just make romantic films, he lives them too. The Yash Raj scion flew in a pandit to Italy to make the leading lady of his life happy. He even wore a traditional dhoti-kurta with the headgear, and Rani donned a traditional red Banarasi saree, with alta (traditional red colour that Bengali brides wear in place of mehendi) on her feet and palms.

#6. Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta
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Juhi was at the peak of her career when she got married to industrialist, Jay Mehta. The two kept their wedding a secret for a long time. The bubbly diva, who has starred in a number of super-hit films like Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Darr, Bol Radha Bol, Ishq and many more, always maintained that she and Jay are just “good friends”. But, she finally revealed her marital status when she was expecting her first child. We are not sure of the exact wedding date of this couple, all that is known is that it happened in December 1997.

#7. Nargis and Sunil Dutt
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In the post-partition era, Nargis and Sunil Dutt’s marriage shocked everyone, because of their different religious backgrounds. Nargis was still nursing her broken heart after the well-publicised relationship with Raj Kapoor ended. The actress fell in love with Sunil Dutt on the sets of Mother India, where Sunil heroically saved her from an accidental fire, by dragging her out of the harm's way. Their love blossomed during the time they were recovering from the mishap, as mentioned by author Kishwar Desai in his book, Darlingji– The True Love Story of Nargis and Sunil Dutt.
After the accident, the actress made an entry in her personal diary:

Quote:"If it were not for him, perhaps I would have ended my life. For I alone know the turmoil that was going through me. 'I want you to live,' he (Sunil Dutt) said and I felt I had to live."
They could not, however, go public about their relationship because Mother India (where they played mother-son), was still not released. A romantic relationship at this time could be looked upon as a scandal. Only after the movie’s release and success, the two openly talked about their relationship, and got married in 1958.

#8. Hema Malini and Dharmendra
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Hema Malini, the dream girl for every man, broke hearts of her lovers and admirers after marrying Dharmendra. Although, Bollywood’s garamDharam hailed from Punjab and Hema Malini from South India, no social or regional barriers could keep them apart. However, when Hema’s family got to know about their affair, her father was strongly against this match. Things were not smooth sailing at Dharmendra’s end as well, since he was already married and had two sons.
Hema decided to pursue her relationship with Dharmendra, after her father's demise, which left her mother deeply hurt. Since Dharmendra’s first wife was not ready to give him a divorce, both the stars decided to convert to Islam in order to get married. So, conquering the tough times the two love-birds got married in a secret nikah ceremony. The two later got married in an Iyengar style (since Hema is an Iyer), on May 2, 1980.

#9. Amrita Singh and Saif Ali Khan
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The young, Nawab of Pataudi, Saif Ali Khan fell in love with gorgeous and talented Amrita Singh, after the two met in a party. When the party got over, she invited him over to her place. After a few minutes, Saif, was at her doorsteps with a bottle of Scotch, and, Saif has publicly admitted that he never left after that. Certainly, age becomes just a number when you are in love, but, for the rest of the world the staring gap of 12 years between the two came as a shock.
The staring age-gap and disapproval of Saif's parents on their relationship, was not enough to keep the two lovers apart. Saif went on to marry Amrita, and were pronounced man and wife in October 1991. Amrita, who was at the peak of her acting career then, decided to turn away from the film industry, to settle in the role of a home-maker. However, this young and passionate relationship could not stand the test of changing times. 13 years and two children later, Saif and Amrita got a highly-publicised divorce.

#10. Kim Sharma and Ali Punjani
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If the marriage of this cute Mohabbatein girl came as a shocker to you, we don’t blame you really, because there was literally no news of Kim Sharma and Ali Punjani’s courtship or wedding plans. Kim and Ali, who is a Kenya-based businessman, got married in 2010. The wedding took place in Mombasa and not a single Bollywood soul was seen or invited! What’s more? There are no photos of Kim and Ali’s marriage or them hanging out generally as a married couple.
Not much is known about Kim and Ali’s relationship, but it is believed that Kim met Ali when she was on a Safari trip in Kenya. Just a week of knowing each other and Kim and Ali decided to tie the knot. During that time, Ali was awaiting a divorce from his first wife. This is Ali’s second marriage and he has three kids from his previous wedding.
Once in an interview, Kim opened up about her sudden marriage to Ali saying:

Quote:“Marriage for me as well as my husband is a very private affair. After dating each other for a few months, Ali and I wanted to spend our lives together. It was all so sudden, the next thing I knew I was married to the man I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. It was almost straight out of a fairy tale.”
Kim was earlier in news for her relationship with Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh. The couple was said to be in a stable relationship for around four years and there were also several reports claiming that Yuvi and Kim were planning to take their relationship to the next level. But one fine day, the news of Kim and Yuvraj breakup came through abruptly.
After her breakup from Yuvraj Singh and before her wedding to Ali Punjani, it was also reported that Kim was in a relationship with a handsome Spanish man named Carlos Marin. Not just that, it was also reported that Kim and Carlos broke up just a month or two before her wedding with Ali. Interestingly strange, right? Now, according to the latest reports, Kim’s marriage with Ali is falling apart and she has been in India for quite some time now.

#11. Urmila Matondkar and Mir Mohsin Akhtar
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The news of Bollywood’s beloved Rangeela girl’s wedding was more of a sweet shock than a heavy jolt! The reason being, Urmila Matondkar had been single for a while, she did not speak about settling down or getting married and so, obviously, none of her fans saw this coming. Urmila married Mir Mohsin Akhtar, ten years her junior, a model by profession who belongs to a family of businessmen. He was the second runners-up at the Times of India, Mr. India 2007 competition and has even appeared in Bollywood movies like It’s A Man’s WorldMumbai Mast Kallander, and Luck By Chance.

#12. Preity Zinta and Gene Goodenough
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Our favourite dimpled beauty from Bollywood Preity Zinta was going strong with businessman Ness Wadia, and most of us thought that marriage was definitely on the cards for this fabulous looking couple. But this beautiful love story went kaput when reports of Ness slapping Preity at a party started doing the rounds.
In 2014, Preity even lodged a molestation case against Ness Wadia for threatening and abusing her. Beyond this, it was obvious the couple would never reconcile. As it usually happens, everyone forgot about this episode.
Early 2016, rumours about Preity Zinta dating Gene Goodenoug, a financial analyst, started spreading like wildfire. And soon, Preity’s spokesperson confirmed that the actress was all set to walk down aisle with Gene. While we were still happy for this stunning actress, Preity herself announced her wedding in the cutest way on her Instagram account with this post:
Quote:"I was holding onto the ‘Miss Tag’ rather seriously till now, until I met someone ‘Goodenough’ to give it up for. So now I join the married club, folks. Thank you all for your good wishes and for all your love. Love you all. Ting! Let the Goodenough jokes begin."
Preity married Gene Goodenough on February 29, 2016 in Los Angeles and hosted a beautiful reception for her industry friends in Mumbai.

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  Reaction of u
Posted by: princess.sarah - 25-07-2017, 11:34 AM - Forum: Self help - Replies (15)

If someone delete u, block u from facebook and that person is important to u and u like to visit that person profile daily and want to follow that person.what is ur reaction ?why people did this thing to delete  person 7 months  ago and block that person too late

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  5 Bollywood Divas Who Have Been Married More Than Once
Posted by: Ron - 24-07-2017, 03:59 PM - Forum: Bollywood / Hollywood Corner - Replies (2)

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What do Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Javed Akhtar, Dharmendra and Kishore Kumar have in common? Well, apart from being big names in the Bollywood industry, these actors have got lucky (or unlucky!) in marriage more than once. Yes, it is so!

These A-list tinsel town stars have got hitched more than once. Well, on the other hand, if you take a look at Bollywood’s unlucky-in-love divas, you see that most of them truly follow the phrase ‘once bitten, twice shy’. That is true; there are not many Bollywood divas who have got married more than once. We bring to you some of those leading ladies of Bollywood who got married more than once.

#1. Kirron Kher
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Before tying the knot with Anupam Kher, actress Kirron Kher was earlier married to businessman and actor Gautum Berry. But, their marriage hit rock bottom and they got divorced in 1985. She later married her best friend, Anupam Kher, whom she had met during her early theatre days in Chandigarh. Anupam too was a married person back then, but like Kirron his first marriage also did not work out. Initially, their relationship was nothing beyond friendship, but cupid struck between the two when they were going to Kolkata for Nadira Babbar’s play.
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It was at this time, when Anupam confessed his love for Kirron. The actress said in a tabloid interview that Anupam came to her room and said:

Quote:“I want to talk to you. I think I have fallen in love with you.”
And, suddenly spark flew between them. Kirron got divorced and married the actor in 1985. Kirron also had a son from her first marriage, Sikandar, whom Anupam readily and lovingly accepted as well. Kirron is now happily married for 28 years, in her own words to the “most romantic man”.
#2. Yogeeta Bali
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Yogeeta Bali was the third wife of singer/actor Kishore Kumar, whom she married in 1976. But soon trouble started brewing between them. She then found love in Mithun Chakraborty. It was on the sets of their film Khwab when the duo fell in love with each other. Yogeeta later divorced Kishore in 1978 and married Mithun in 1979. It was also the second marriage for the ‘disco dancer’ as he was married to actress Helena Luke for a short while.

#3. Bindiya Goswami
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The love life of Bindiya Goswami was nothing less than a Gol Maal in itself. It is often alleged that she had eloped not once but twice, all for the sake of love. Once it was with already married man Vinod Mehra, and then with director J.P Dutta. Since Bindiya’s parents were against her affair with Vinod, she chose to listen to her heart. She reportedly eloped with the actor and married him. It was one of the scandalous affair as Vinod was still married to his first wife Meena Broca. Well, they did get married, but whether they had eloped or not is still debated.

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However, their marriage was short-lived as the actress fell for JP Dutta. She then eloped with him while still hitched to Vinod. Later, the marriage between Vinod and Bindiya dissolved as the actress refused to go back to Vinod even after his much persuasion. She then married JP Dutta and is blessed with two daughters Nidhi and Siddhi.

#4. Neelam Kothari
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In October 2000, Neelam Kothari married Rishi Sethia, son of a rich businessman from U.K. Even though Rishi’s family had objections to this match, they went ahead and got hitched. But soon after their marriage saw a rough phase and they parted ways. Later, she was introduced to actor Samir Soni by their common friend Ekta Kapoor. Sameer had also just come out of a broken marriage with model Rajlakshmi Khanvilkar.

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After a couple of meetings, they fell for each other and always knew that this will lead to marriage. Samir said:
Quote:“We had it at the back of our minds but we both had our own personal issues to deal with. We wanted to be comfortable with each other before marrying.”
They dated for around three years before tying the knot on January 2011 and have been together since then. Two years after their marriage the two have adopted a girl and named her Ahana.

#5. Neelima Azeem
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Well, this one is definitely an odd one out, or so you would say when we tell you that actress and theatre personality, Neelima Azeem, got married not twice but thrice. Neelima, who is known for her striking performance in parallel cinema and small screen, first tied the knot with actor Pankaj Kapoor. Actor Shahid Kapoor is their son. But, they got separated when Shahid was just three years old.
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After that, she married actor Rajesh Khattar, with whom she had a son as well. But, soon this relationship too could not stand the test of time. She got her second divorce in 2001. After her second marriage ended, Neelima finally found her true love in her childhood friend Ustaad Raza Ali Khan.

Well, there are certainly just a handful of Bollywood divas who ever opted to go for a second marriage, unlike their male counterparts. But, it is true that love can strike anyone at any time!

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  6 Dusky Bollywood Divas Who Went For Skin Lightening Treatment
Posted by: Ron - 24-07-2017, 03:08 PM - Forum: Bollywood / Hollywood Corner - No Replies

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While the Europeans spend an insane amount of time and money in going for fake tan to achieve a dusky-dark look, we Indians cannot get over our age-long lust to get fairer.

All we can say is, “The skin is always fairer on the other side.” Haven't we all heard of the matrimonial ads that talk about "looking for a fair, homely girl"? Fair skin, no doubt, is an obsession that Indians hold close to their hearts. This is especially true when you see our Bollywood actresses, who are ready to go to any length to get a fairer-looking skin.
If you don’t believe us, then we have compiled a list of B-town divas who have undergone the skin lightening treatment (even the ones you didn’t expect). Take a look, and you will see a substantially visible proof to justify why they are on our list.

#1 Kajol
Kajol has always been known for being a bold Bong beauty, who carried off her dusky complexion with attitude and ease. But, so we thought, as she decided to get rid of her dusky look, and tag. She underwent skin melanin surgery which lowers the concentration of melanin on skin with the help of chemical compounds.
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The results are so clearly visible that there are no doubts in the media's speculations about it, everyone is pretty sure of it.
Kajol recenly posted following picture (right) on her instagram account. She is indeed looking stunningly gorgeous. We just have one questions for her, how do you manage to look more beautiful with each passing year?

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#2 Priyanka Chopra
Among the many surgeries and treatments she has undergone, skin lightening treatment is one of them. Compare her recent images to those of her Miss World days, and it is clear that she is a fairer reflection of her former self.
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It is rumoured that she underwent the treatment sometime in the past four years.

#3 Shilpa Shetty
She has been in the limelight for quite some time in spite of remaining aloof from acting. Recently, rumours surround her of having undergone skin lightening treatment, but she has dismissed them casually, calling it her pregnancy glow.
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Well, we never really knew that pregnancy glow can change your skin colour this extent (and permanently), or can it?

#4 Bipasha Basu
Named the confident ‘Dusky Beauty’ of Bollywood, she was voted one of the sexiest woman in Asia for the year 2005 and 2007. She was always quoted as saying “I am dark-skinned and am proud of it”. However, hypocrisy slipped out of her nature forced by pity taunts and hurtful comments, and she finally gave in.
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Sometime in the recent past the actress decided to undergo skin bleaching, and a source close to her confirms of media speculations surrounding her.

#5 Sridevi
If you thought it is only the younger lot that is moving towards this skin lightning trend, then you are certainly wrong. Take a look at Sridevi in her Tamil films, or any of those from her earlier days, and compare them with any photo from her Hindi film career, and you shall see the stark difference.
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Sridevi and Rekha are two yesteryear actresses, who have underwent drastic changes, as their film careers evolved.

#6 Rekha
Yes, the now 'fairer than thou' diva was at one time a dusky beauty. But, if one cannot question the younger lot for giving into the obsession of fairer skin, then do you think one should be questioning Sridevi or Rekha?

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Maybe these on-screen divas just could not hold their forts when it came to standing against the society's obsession for fair skin. However, all we hope for, is that others, especially the younger lot, sets an example and stands tall for how they look, rather than how they are looked at.

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  Esha Deol And Bharat Takhtani's Blissful Wedding Story Like You Never Heard Before
Posted by: Ron - 24-07-2017, 11:54 AM - Forum: Bollywood / Hollywood Corner - Replies (1)

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It is hard to forget your first love. Reminisces of it stays with you for forever, inched in one corner of the heart. And, no matter how old you grow, your love too grows with age. Just like businessman, Bharat Takhtani, whose first and last love is Esha Deol.

Esha and Bharat’s love story had a happy ending as they both walked down the aisle on June 29, 2012. The couple is expecting their first baby together in 2017 end. And so, we thought of taking you through their journey of love, wedding affair and how they are spending time before baby's arrival.

Teenage love
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Bharat and Esha’s love story is no less than filmi thing. It all started when Bharat was just a 13-year-old and had a huge crush on Esha. He was studying in the Learners Academy in Bandra, while Esha went to Jamnabai Narsee School, in Juhu.
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They often met at inter-school art competitions. And it was then, when Bharat realised that he had fallen head-over-heels in love with her.
Bharat recalls: 

Quote:"There was a certain freshness and cuteness about her. We began seeing each other.”
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But soon, things turned sour amid these cute teens due to an incident. As Esha explains,
Quote:“Once when he wanted to hold my hand, I snapped and reacted saying, ‘How dare you hold my hand?”

After this incident, everything fizzled out between them. But, it was not all over for Bharat, as he shares,
Quote:“Though I didn’t keep in touch with her, I remained friends with Ahaana (Esha’s younger sister). So, somewhere the connection remained. I always nurtured a soft corner for Esha. After all, she was my first love.”
Destiny plays cupid
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And, it was a few years later, when Bharat and Esha met again at the Niagara Falls. There, he confessed his feeling saying:
Quote:"She was his crush since school days”.
So, they gave a thought to it and began dating. Our pretty actress fell in love and was “happy” to have Bharat as her partner.
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In fact, it was Bharat’s down-to-earth nature that attracted Esha towards him, she said:

Quote:“What I really liked about Bharat was his family values, his simplicity and his outlook towards life. I also find him very handsome. No matter how hard he might party or how rich his family might be, he still holds strong traditional values, which is evident from the way he respects his parents. I knew it then, if I married him, he would love me the same way."

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Esha always wanted to have a love marriage instead of an arranged affair, but not without her parent’s approval. In her words:
Quote:“If you find someone with whom you’d be able to spend the rest of your life, someone whose face you wish to see before going to sleep and on waking up, then it’s beautiful. I can’t understand the arranged marriage concept; I had to fall in love to get married.”

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And, so it happened! Not only Esha was over the moon to have found love in Bharat, but even her mother Hema Malini was also ecstatic. The dream girl said:
Quote:“He (Bharat) is a lovely boy and we all like him. It is a very happy moment not only for her (Esha), but for the entire family."
Down on his knees
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After dating for almost a year, the couple was finally ready to exchange the rings on February 12, 2012. Unlike the expected grand affair, the couple settled for a quiet ceremony. Esha said:

Quote:“Bharat and I had decided to keep it a low-profile family affair. He is very traditional in his ways, so we just did a little puja at home followed by the engagement ceremony."

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The ceremony was held amid close friends and family friends at Hema Malini’s plush multi-storied Juhu residence. The only guest from the tinsel town, who was invited for their engagement ceremony, was actress, Jaya Bachchan, as “she is like a mother” to Esha.
The then bride-to-be looked radiant in simple and elegant pink-green saree. Complementing her, Bharat looked dapper in a white shirt, coat and beige coloured trousers on this special day. 
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Recalling a sweet memory of her engagement day, Esha says:
Quote:“When we were getting engaged, I told him, ‘Baby, you’ll have to go down on your knees and then slip the ring on my finger. Bharat asked, ‘Really?’, and went down in the presence of papa, Sunny bhaiya and Bobby bhaiya- right there.”

The wedding invite

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Couple’s wedding invites were designed by Multi Creation, a wedding card designing firm. It was a re-usable box in golden and cream colours.

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The invitation had a beautiful Radha Krishna design. And, since the duo was keen for a wedding logo, the card had a lotus motif with their golden plated initials. Motichoor ladoo and dry fruits were sent along with the invites.
Mega affair
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Esha and Bharat’s wedding was a gala affair. The wedding ceremony comprised of mainly three functions- the sangeet ceremony, the mehendinight in Mumbai followed by a reception party.
Sing-along sangeet

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The retro-themed sangeet ceremony was held on June 25, 2012, at the InterContinental Hotel, Mumbai. The bride-to-be wore a shimmery orange and gold lehenga by designer Rocky S, while Bharat wore golden embroidered blue velvet sherwani.

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Pouring her heart out at the event, Esha said,
Quote:“I am madly in love with him, I can't take my eyes off him.”
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And, this was very much evident at the function as the happy couple could not get enough of each other on this day. Even Bharat said he was “looking forward to having” his best life with his “princess for life”.

Both Hema and Ahaana danced to the tunes at the sangeet ceremony, while Esha grooved to the beats with Bharat. She said:
Quote:“I love dancing and I managed to get Bharat to dance and he also finally agreed to dance.”

Even Bharat and his six brothers danced to the tune of Hema’s super-hit song, Satte pe satta.

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Apart from family and friends, other guests who graced the occasion included Esha’s cousin, Abhay Deol and his girlfriend Preeti Desai, Naseeruddin Shah and wife Ratna Pathak Shah.

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Also seen were Riteish Deshmukh with wife Genelia D’souza, Malaika Arora Khan, Neeta Lulla and her daughter Nishka Lulla, Masaba Gupta, Anushka Manchanda, Riya Sen, Raima Sen, Zayed Khan, and many more.
Mehendi night
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The mehendi ceremony was held a day later on June 27, 2012, at Royalty, The Lounge, in Mumbai. For the occasion, Esha picked a yellow-green lehenga crafted by designer Neeta Lulla. Bharat yet again looked amazing in a smart trouser paired with a kurta and Nehru jacket.
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The function was attended by friends and family members including Hema Malini’s niece and Esha’s cousin, Madhoo Shah.
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Temple wedding
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And finally, the much-awaited moment arrived on June 29, 2012, when Esha and Bharat tied the knot in ISKCON temple, in Juhu.

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Much like the engagement, their wedding was also an intimate affair with close family and friends around. Hema Malini said: 
Quote:"We want the wedding to be a comparatively private affair with relatives and close friends from both sides in attendance. It is not possible to have the wedding at our home. We chose a temple, because it is a perfect place for matrimony."
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The couple got married in South Indian style. Clad in a red Kanjeevaram saree, designed by Neeta Lulla, Esha looked like a princess. Bharat too looked like a royal prince in a Neeta Lulla designed, white and golden sherwani. 

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Among guests to bless the couple were, Amitabh Bachchan who arrived with his son Abhishek, Dharmendra’s nephew Abhay Deol and his then girlfriend Preeti Desai, Poonam Sinha, Fardeen Khan.
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Among others were veteran actors Manoj Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Vinod Khanna and wife Kavita, who arrived in to congratulate and bless the couple.

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Excited cousin, Abhay said:
Quote:“I am very much happy for Esha...It is a very happy occasion for all of us. I am happy that she is getting settled.”

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Take a look at this couple's beautiful wedding journey, here:

Fairytale reception
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Couple’s wedding reception was held on June 30, 2012, at Hotel Lalit Intercontinental. The occasion was graced by biggies from Bollywood, business and political arena. Around 2000 guests attended the reception.

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A musical band, 'The Other People', played popular English numbers from the 70's and 80's. Esha looked stunning in pink lehenga by Rocky S, and complementing the new bride was the groom Bharat, who looked dashing in a black bow tie tux.

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The eventful night was attended by LK Advani, Uddhav Thackeray with wife Rashmi, Chhagan Bhujbal, Raj Thackeray with wife Sharmila, Arun Jaitley, Raj Babbar with wife Nadira, Amar Singh, Sushil Kumar Shinde, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Narayan Rane, and Sushma Swaraj with daughter Bansuri.

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Among the Bollywood celebrities, Dilip Kumar with wife Saira Banu, Rekha, Salman Khan, Madhoo, Vidya Balan, Rani Mukerji with her cousins Kajol, Tanisha and their mother Tanuja, Jeetendra with wife Shobha and son Tusshar Kapoor graced the occasion.

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Joining them to congratulate the couple were, Anupam Kher with wife Kirron Kher, Madhuri Dixit and husband Dr Nene, Boney Kapoor with wife Sridevi, Zeenat Aman, Fardeen Khan with family, Tabu, Sushmita Sen, Zayed Khan with father Sanjay Khan and family, and many more Bollywood names. However, Esha’s half-brothers, Sunny and Bobby Deol, were not present at any other function except for couple’s engagement.
The honeymoon

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Even while her marriage preparation was going on, Esha was all excited for her honeymoon. The super-excited bride tweeted,
Quote:“Wedding prep going on and on and on, can't wait for the honeymoon.”

Few days after their gala wedding affair, the new Mr. and Mrs. Takhtani left for a month-long honeymoon to a secret location. 

Arrival of a Junior Esha or Bharat
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Like any other grandmom, Hema Malini too wanted her elder daughter Esha to plan a baby. And so, almost five years into the wedlock, Hema Malini confirmed the news of Esha's pregnancy. She was quoted as saying: 
Quote:“Yes, Esha is pregnant and everyone in the family is delighted. After Ahana’s son – Darien, Hemaji and Dharamji are eagerly waiting to be grandparents again.”
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The baby is expected by the end of 2017. Parents-to-be Esha and Bharat went on a babymoon to Greece and there, the mommy-to-be ended up missing 'ghar ka rasam! 
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Esha and Bharat are also reading up a lot of religious books to decide on a baby's name. Mumbai Mirror reported: 
Quote:“They’re reading up on folklore and scouring religious books to pick out a unique name for their child.”

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  The Beautiful Love Story Of Telly World’s Most Charming Couple Aamir Ali And Sanjeeda
Posted by: Ron - 23-07-2017, 09:40 AM - Forum: Bollywood / Hollywood Corner - No Replies

The Beautiful Love Story Of Telly World’s Most Charming Couple Aamir Ali And Sanjeeda Sheikh
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Whenever one is asked to name the most romantic and non-controversial couple of the telly world, the name of Aamir Ali and Sanjeeda Sheikh is sure to come up. This jodi has the most pleasant love story and journey. From being just friends to becoming a happily married couple, they have accomplished their personal goals while maintaining their careers pretty well. Their sweet and simple love story will compel you to believe that love is a beautiful thing to happen. So, let us take you through the same.

How love blossomed
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Their journey started as 'just friends' where Aamir got attracted to her beauty and Sanjeeda got attracted to his sweetness. However, they never imagined that their first casual date as friends would lead to a long-lasting courtship. Recalling her first date, Sanjeeda says:

Quote:“It was very informal since we were just friends then. We went for dinner and were later joined by a couple of friends for the movie. So it was very casual nothing romantic or out of the blue. I wonder now if that really was a date!”

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Aamir and Sanjeeda are the ones who believe in true love, but they also believe that it does not happen overnight. For them, it is the purest feeling in the world and thus, time is needed for it to develop between two individuals. Aamir describes the same as he says:
Quote:“It (love) is not something that happens overnight. True romance can only bloom over time.”
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Love is something that makes you feel happy and scared at the same time. Same thing happened with Aamir as well. This romantic hunk was madly in love with Sanjeeda, but was afraid of taking their relationship to the next level. However, one day that fear was gone and he asked Sanjeeda one of the most important questions of her life. Explaining those moments, Aamir said:
Quote:“Sanjeeda always wanted to marry me, but I was s*** scared about marriage. I was happy with the way our relationship was going. The mere thought of marriage gave me sleepless nights though my mom used to poke me almost every day to get married to Sanjeeda. And after being together for a very long time ek din mera woh darr finally chala gaya, and it was that day when I surprised her by proposing to her on my knees. Earlier we used to discuss marriage, but very rarely. So she was completely surprised.”
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And yes, Sanjeeda was completely oblivious to the fact that Aamir is planning a proposal. When it happened she was completely taken aback and tears rolled down her eyes. Giving details of the beautiful and innocent proposal, Sanjeeda says:  
Quote:“I wasn’t expecting a proposal from Aamir that night, especially when he had waited long hours for my shoot to get over and I too was drained after giving back-to-back scenes that involved portraying a lot of mental traumas and crying. As I came out of my shot, he stood in front of me, went down on his knees and proposed marriage. That was it, the moment of my life.”

Love trip

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When two people who are madly in love with each other, are together for a very long time, they appreciate even the minutest things of their partner. Well, it applies to this lovely jodi as well. Their answers to what they like about each other will make you fall in love with them even more. Aamir gushes:
Quote:“Her happiness towards life!”
And, Sanjeeda replies:
Quote:“The way he pampers me and cares for me. He always treats me like a kid and I think that's the best thing about him.”

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Talking about the most special gifts that they ever received from each other, both of them have their own picks. For Aamir, it is:

Quote:“Happiness, she keeps me happy always and that's the best gift I could ever ask for.”
And Sanjeeda's choice:
Quote:“There are lots of them; he surprises me every time on my birthday with something or the other. But yes, a diamond ring which he gave me while we were dating is the most special gift and close to my heart, I never take it off.”

Nach Baliye
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Sanjeeda and Aamir are very private people. They did not disclose their relationship in public for years. It was only after this jodi signed for Nach Baliye 3, the world got to know that these two are seeing each other. A shy Aamir told:
Quote:“I am a very private person. And what better stage than Nach to show to the world, that we are madly in love.”
With a great chemistry and their killer dance moves, they won Nach Baliye 3. Also, this reality show helped them decide that they are at a stage where they can take their relationship to a higher level.

The D-day and after
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After seven years of courtship, Aamir and Sanjeeda uttered 'qubool hai' in a grand style on March 2, 2012, in Mumbai at the Gymkhana Club.

Following the wedding was a star-studded reception. Sanjeeda looked gorgeous in a green and silver outfit, and Aamir looked dapper in black. Many bollywood and television biggies, including Harman Baweja, Sohail Khan, and Shabbir Ahluwalia, were present to wish the newlyweds.
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For this couple, nothing changed much after the wedding. They are still best friends and treat each other as girlfriend and boyfriend. Explaining this, Sanjeeda says:
Quote:“Aamir and I are still boyfriend-girlfriend. The other day we were discussing how we don’t feel like husband-wife. However, the only thing that has changed after my wedding is that I get to meet my guy every day. Had I known marriage would be this simple I would have got married to him two years ago.”

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The couple also shared their mantra for a happy marriage. They believe that one should be true to their feelings. Sanjeeda advises:
Quote:“Understanding between a couple is the most important thing, rest everything follows. Marriage will be happy and blissful if you understand and support each other well.”
The couple then participated in another reality show Power Couple that got aired on Sony.

So, haven't they convinced you that life is better when you are in love? Well, they surely have convinced us. we wish them for a blissful life for this couple.

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  6 unknown facts about Love Story Of Hema Malini And Dharmendra
Posted by: Ron - 20-07-2017, 04:26 PM - Forum: Bollywood / Hollywood Corner - Replies (5)

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The jodi of Hema Malini and Dharmendra was the most sensational jodi of their time. While Hema being the ‘dream girl’, Dharmendra was the most eligible bachelor with a macho personality. Both of them were at peak of their career. The then rumored couple created a hush-hush among their fans. But there are few things that you might not know about their epic love story.

Let’s know some facts:
1- Sanjeev Kumar’s proposal to Hema Malini:
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The rumours that actor Sanjeev Kumar proposed to Hema Malini were actually true. Sanjeev had propsed her diring the time of Sholey, nut Hema had straight away rejected his proposal, because she was then dating Dharmendra. Angry and heartbroken Sanjeev  persuaded director Ramesh Sippy, to not create any scene with him and Hema Malini. He was so depressed that he took to extreme alcohol addiction, which led to his declining health. He eventually died from a heart-attack.

2- When Jeetendra-the middleman actually fell for the actress:
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Sanjeev Kumar used Jeetendra to express his girl to the actress. Jeetendra who was supposed to be a middleman actually fell for Hema. Hema recalls how they were almost going to get married.

3- They both converted to Islam:
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not many people know that Hema and Dharmendra had to convert to Islam to get married. Dharmendra’s first wife Prakash Kaur had denied giving a divorce and therefore he changed to Islamas the religion allows more than one marriage for a man. Hema too converted to Islam. This shows that they were so much in love, that they didn’t care about what people would think or say about them.

4- Dharmendra was already a family man:
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As mentioned above, Dharmendra was already married to Prakash before he tied knot with Hema. The actor had two sons with his first wife- Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol. Prakash didn’t want to divorce him because she was heartbroken with his relationship with Hema and was worried about her two kids too. However, Dharam made a proper balance in both families- One with Prakash and two sons-Sunny and Bobby, and another family with Hema and two daughters- Esha Deol and Ahana Deol.

5- Tensions between both families:
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Prakash never like the second family of Dharam. However Sunny and Bobby shared a good bond with half-sisters Esha and Ahana. However, when Hema invited Sunny and bobby to the marriage of her daughters, they both didn’t show up. This caused a rift between both families. It is said that both the sons are were close to their mother Prakash, and might have abandon the marriage on her instructions.
6- Hema’s parents weren’t happy with her marriage:
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No father would be happy if his daughter would decide to marry a much older man who already has a wife and two sons. Moreover, Hema’s step of converting into Islam was totally unacceptable to him. However, Hema still chose to go against her family and tied knot with Dharam. This left Hema’s mother grieving to much extent.

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  On-Screen Couple To Real-Life Soulmates: The Beautiful Love Story Of Ravi Dubey And S
Posted by: Ron - 20-07-2017, 03:55 PM - Forum: DesiTV Shows Forum (For Unlisted TV shows) - Replies (1)

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Ravi Dubey and Sargun Mehta are two well-known names of the world of Indian television. Be it playing an on-screen couple or participating in a dance reality show, they have done it all with perfection. And, they have a perfect and super-romantic love story as well. This much-in-love couple tied the knot on December 07, 2013, and we thought of revealing their beautiful love story to you. So, here we have for you, the exciting journey of Ravi Dubey and Sargun Mehta from being colleagues to becoming soulmates.

The courtship
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Ravi and Sargun played on-screen husband and wife in a serial, 12/24 Karol Bagh, on Zee TV. Sargun was a part of the show since the beginning and when she was shown the look test of Ravi, who was to play a mentally retarded character, she found him weird. But, her mind was blown away when he came to meet her in person.
She recalls their first meeting and says:

Quote:“He was to play this mentally retarded guy; they showed me photographs of the look test, and my reaction was chee. So, I was expecting this really odd looking guy on the sets. We were to shoot the promo; Ravi knocked on my vanity door dressed in this red jacket looking cool and cute. My first reaction was- who is this cute guy? That’s when I realised he was to play my husband.”
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Ravi's point is a little different about their understanding of each other in the initial times, as he says:
Quote:“I found her extremely lively and vibrant but she found me very reserved, something that I am not. Later, of course, we realised we are very similar, which is how we got attracted to each other.”
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The couple hit it off immediately and before they even knew it, they were dating. Talking about how the two turned into lovers from colleagues, Sargun says:
Quote:“Nobody did (say the three magical words)! In fact, we came to Bombay, realised that we had become more than just friends. And then one day we suddenly felt it. He said don’t you think we are like dating. And I said yeah, I guess we are dating – so we just began dating.”
Five months after this conversation, Sargun officially announced that they were dating.

The innocent romance!
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When it comes to romance, Ravi is completely naive while Sargun is just like an Austen heroine. This is one complaint that Sargun has always had.

She complains:
Quote:“He is not a romantic guy at all. For him, to buy a card is also big deal. He once went to an Archies showroom and was irritated looking at all the cards. So, he told them to give the biggest heart card, paid for it and gave it to me without even writing anything on it. It was our first Valentine’s Day. He had tried to make it special. On the top of the tank of his building he had placed a bed sheet, candles, champagne, glasses, flowers and cake. I took the card and asked him if I could recycle it for my next boyfriend since he had not written anything in it.”
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According to Sargun, since Ravi can't become a romantic, she has become a non-romantic. She recalls another moment to show that Ravi is caring but not romantic:
Quote:“I remember it was my birthday and he came in saying that I will get my gift in two days and how he couldn’t carry it. I was super excited. The next day I got a delivery for a washing machine and a TV. It was truly bizarre.”

The dancing proposal
Ravi proposed to Sargun in such an adorable way that she would never call him unromantic again. It happened on the sets of Nach Baliye 5, in which the couple had participated. He went down on one knee and proposed to her with a solitaire, in presence of all their friends and family. Ravi arranged everything on his own just to surprise his baliye.
Talking about his experience while executing his plan, Ravi says:
Quote:“I decided all this in a very limited span of time. First I arranged for Sargun's mom to come to Mumbai, who, in turn convinced her dad to also come along. Then I put them in a hotel. Arranging for all this with Sargun being around me 24x7 for the rehearsals wasn't easy as Sargun is extremely sharp. To pull it through was a task in itself.”
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She said yes, and with the blessings of their parents, the wedding celebrations began.

The big fat Indian wedding
It started with the couple personally inviting the judges and the production team of Nach Baliye with a hatke wedding card. It had small boxes of chocolates and sweets with a tissue holder carrying the invite.
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Ravi and Sargun had mehendi functions on different days. While Ravi's mehendi was in Delhi on December 4, 2013, Sargun's was in Chandigarh on December 5, 2013. To everyone's surprise, Ravi drove to Sargun's place on December 5, just to catch that look of happiness on her face. He did all this just to spend some time with her.

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On December 6, they had the engagement and cocktail and finally tied the knot on December 7. The wedding celebrations were very traditional and the couple chose only ethnic dresses for all the functions. Even the gowns that Sargun wore on various functions had an ethnic touch to them. They had a big fat Indian wedding and when asked what was the most special moment, Ravi gave a very beautiful answer saying:
Quote:“The most beautiful moment was when I was on the podium for the jai mala and I saw Sargun being carried on a doli. There were these golden lights around her and she looked beautiful. It was a very surreal moment, one that I can never forget.”
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The couple looked ecstatic and expressed their joy as they said:
Ravi: It feels great to be married. I am in very happy space. Sargun completes me. We are overwhelmed with the wishes of our friends and colleagues.
Sargun: It is a fantastic feeling to be among all our family members and friends from the industry. We will cherish the moments forever.
They had a lavish reception, which was attended by a lot of big names from the Indian television world.
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Happily ever after
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The couple have been doing great so far as they are each other's friends first and do not hesitate in giving each other some personal space. Talking about such an understanding between each other, Sargun expressed:
Quote:“We are still more like friends in all the stages of our relationship. We do not take too much space in each other’s life. We like giving each other space, if we want to go out alone respectively, we go. We can talk about a hot girl/guy without having to think twice. So it’s more like friends. So, I don’t think I prefer him as anything, I just prefer him in my life.”
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Ravi is undoubtedly, a caring husband as he is always there to share the household chores. And, Sargun is equally understanding, as she gifted Ravi a bike on his birthday because he did not have any since Sargun is afraid of bikes. This young couple celebrated their first wedding anniversary in Goa with a few close friends. Ravi gifted his lady love a set of diamond earrings and Sargun picked up a jacket, shirt, trousers and a bag for him.

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They support each other through thick and thin and have utter trust in each other. When Ravi was asked if he is apprehensive about the fact that his wife is more famous than him, he quickly cleared the wave by saying that he is very proud of her. If you ask Sargun about his husband's on-screen romance, she says:
Quote:“We both are actors and we’ve always known that it comes with the territory. So, there was no question of having a problem. More than that, I am extremely non-possessive. In fact, I urge him to romance well on screen. Even when Ravi’s female fans kiss and hug him I don’t react. The fact that these things don’t affect me and that I don’t give a reaction surely bugs Ravi a lot.”
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The couple has received various offers to work together on-screen again and they would love to consider them, but as of now, there are no concrete plans.

Ravi and Sargun make an adorable couple and have a lot of love and respect for each other. They complement each other in the true sense. We hope that they sail strong forever.

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  Second Time Lucky In Love: A Beautiful Love Story Of Anupam Kher And Kirron Kher
Posted by: Ron - 20-07-2017, 02:48 PM - Forum: Bollywood / Hollywood Corner - No Replies

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This evergreen couple is a match made in heaven, a perfect combination of wittiness and sensibility! They are both such fine actors and performers. A shy Kashmiri boy fell for a patakha Punjabi kudi. We are talking about one of Bollywood’s most-loved couple, Anupam Kher and Kirron Kher.

After passing out from National School Of Drama, Anupam shifted to Mumbai, to make his mark in Indian Cinema. He got his break in 1982, two years after he met Kirron. Not many know that he was a married man when Kirron entered in his life. Take a look at their filmy love story to know everything about this ‘second time lucky’ couple.

Anupam’s Dream Girl
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Anupam Kher’s ideal woman was an Indian woman with long hair and a big, beautiful smile. She had to know how to take care of herself and carry herself well. He wanted to have a beautiful Indian woman that would make him fall in love all over again, every time that he saw her. He got his girl of dreams and married her!
Already Married
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Both Kirron and Anupam were married, before they fell for each other. Anupam had an arranged marriage in 1979, but he was not happy in that relationship. Kirron was also married to a Mumbai-based businessman, Gautam Berry for five years (1980-85). They also had a son named Sikandar together.
How They Met
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They both met in Chandigarh as they were both a part of Chandigarh Theatre Group. Anupam, whose marriage was going through a rough phase, found a confidante in good friend Kirron in 1980. They use to travel a lot together for various plays and shows. They were very good friends, but little did they know that their friendship would turn into romance one day. Kirron in one of her interviews shared about their friendship. She said:

Quote:“We both were in theatre in Chandigarh, and we were the best of friends. There was nothing he did not know about me, and I knew everything about him, up to the extent of knowing which girl he was planning to patao. It was fun and we worked together well too. But there was no attraction of any kind beyond friendship.”
To get good acting offer, Kirron came to Mumbai in 1980 and met her first husband. After a few weeks of knowing him, she tied the knot with him in 1980. Talking about her first marriage to Gautam Berry and how love blossomed between her and Anupam, she said:
Quote:“Well, I came to Bombay, I married Gautam, and we discovered that the marriage was just not happening. Anupam too had been married, and that had gone wrong. He and I were still good friends, doing plays together. I remember, we were going to Calcutta for Nadira Babbar's play, he came looking different, his head was shaved, for some film he was doing I think. When he was leaving the room, he looked back at me, and something passed between us.”

The Feeling Called Love
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Going through a rough patch in their personal lives and sharing a common passion for acting, the two fell in love, unknowingly. Anupam was the one who first expressed his feeling and went on to propose Kirron. Sharing the fond memories of the proposal, Kirron said:

Quote:“He came and knocked on my door, and said " I want to talk to you." He then said "I think I have fallen in love with you." And suddenly there was this immense, intense change, the chemistry exploded. I got a divorce and married him. He had nothing then.”
On a lighter note, she once said:
Quote:“We used to call Anupam the group’s opening batsman in college since he had several girlfriends and was very flirty. Sabko hasaa hasaa kar phasaa deta tha... mujhe bhi waise hi phasaya...we became friends first and before I knew it, I fell in love with my best friend.”
Different Backgrounds And Marriage
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Coming from two different backgrounds (Anupam is a Kashmiri and Kirron is a Punjabi), were things any different between the two? Kirron said:
Quote:“Yes, they were very different. I was from what you call landed aristocracy. We were big zamindars, my father was in the army, there were uncles in the Administrative and Foreign services...you get the picture? My sister and I played badminton for India with Prakash Padukone and his peers and my sister was an Arjuna Award winner. I was an all-rounder through school and college.”
She further added:

Quote:“Anupam came from a very happy family, his father was a clerk in the Forest Department in Shimla, but he went home only during the holidays to Srinagar where the rest of his Kashmiri Pundit family lived. His parents were very fun loving, lovely people.”
After an intense proposal from Anupam’s side, the two fell heard-over-heels in love with each other. After giving divorce to their respective partners, the couple tied the knot in 1985. It was a private ceremony that took place in Gurgaon and all their common theatre friends were present there.

Life After Marriage
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The initial years of their marriage were full of happy times as the entire family travelled together. Kirron and their son Sikandar use to accompany him for his shoots abroad. Kirron shared her travel experiences, saying:
Quote:“The first ten to fifteen years we just travelled together everywhere. Sikandar -- my son from Gautam -- was still a baby, so all theatre work stopped for me. Sikandar was from a broken home, and I wanted him to be spared any trauma, did not wish him to feel rudderless. He went with us everywhere. He went with us on Anupam's shoots, his shows with Amitabh Bachchan abroad. Those were great days for Anupam, and we sailed along with him basking in the glory.”
The Ups And Downs
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Like any other marriage, they also saw some ups and downs in their marriage. They faced financial crisis when Anupam turned producer and borrowed some hefty amount from industry people. To recur the borrowed amount, Kirron started working again in Bollywood and became a pillar of strength for her husband. Remembering the tough days, Kirron said:
Quote:“It was terrible. Anupam started his entertainment company, and he would produce for tv... But he expanded it too quickly. He told me his plans. I told him, 'Don't do it…' and so he stopped telling me. He hid from me the fact that he borrowed heavily to produce many shows simultaneously. Then, without warning eight of his shows were off the air in one month. TV bosses changed, the money did not come in for months. We were in a financial mess. And his own career was at a low, he was being typecast in wretched comedy roles. I had to start working in earnest for money.”
Talking about how positively Anupam handles everything, Kirron stated:

Quote:“I think he was very stressed. It was a dramatic change from the sunshine he had enjoyed. He was however very positive. I think he is somewhere between an optimist and an ostrich. He wanted to be made to feel good all the time. So I was the one to make him believe all was well. He continued to have his life, and I was left holding the baby!”

Overcoming The Negativity
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The couple saw a rough patch in life and after facing all the problems together, they came out shining bright. But, did these problems strain their relationship in any way? Kirron said:
Quote:“It did. But I learnt a lot. I call a spade a spade, I am very straight, don't mince words. He does not like criticism, so when I told him what he had done wrong, he could not take it. He likes to be liked and loved, he takes criticism as being not loving. But I am a wife, not a concubine, to keep saying you are the best...so there was a strain. I realised this trait about him much later in life.”
Explaining Anupam as a husband, she once said:
Quote:“He is all about himself. Very driven, does not give any time at home. He has never taken a day off, not even a Sunday, August 15 or January 26. Even the night of the flood, he just spent in his office.”
Talking about how romantic her hubby Anupam is, she once said:

Quote:"He used to be very romantic. He was the most romantic man I ever met in my life... and listening to songs, he would sing them to me rather than listening to them."
She also said:
Quote:“Dekho, romance toh over a time does fizzle out... but till date he’s as loyal to me as he was when we first fell in love, and that’s more than important.”
When Things Went Wrong
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After Kirron started working again, she got a lot of offers from big banners, post Devdas. She was becoming very successful as an actor with each film and on the other hand, Anupam was not getting much work. She was even earning more than Anupam and it really irked him at one point. Sharing Anupam’s feelings and behaviour at that time, Kirron said:
Quote:“My first commercial films was Devdas. Then all the big banners that he had worked with signed me on, and he was not working with any of them. It hit him then, but I was so busy, I did not realise it. He missed the drug of being on top, of being popular. He would laugh and crack a joke about my work. He would ask: "How much did you get paid?" I was getting paid much more than he got, because times had changed, and also I am very particular about the contract. It made me realise he was reacting to my success.“
There were a few years in their 32 years of marriage when things were not good between them as a couple. Talking about those years, Kirron said:
Quote:“Yes, three or four years in the middle were very bad, but it made me stronger, taught me to live with myself, travel alone. It was a lot of pain, but luckily it solved itself.”
Well, Kirron is definetly a very strong woman who knew how to handle rough days in her marriage.
Marriage Of Opposites

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She dresses to impress everyone around and he is much more casual in his style. She came from a well-off family, and he was from a middle-class background. The two are complete opposites and we think this is what keeps the spark in their marriage. Kirron also thinks that theirs’ is a marriage of opposites. She said:
Quote:“But we are total opposites... I’m a control freak and the organised one whereas he’s the calm and forgetful one. I’m always fighting with him when he forgets to put the toothpaste cap back on or when he forgets to close the bedroom door.”
She further added:
Quote:“He is such a bechain buti, he cannot sit still, he will walk about, go from one thing to another, make a call...I am much calmer. Then the other differences: he needs to sleep immediately after dinner, while I like to read, unwind. He will say put off the light. Luckily now I have all my reading on my ipad, and don't need the light.”

Despite all the odds, the couple shares a warm bond with each other. They are friends before husband and wife. They know how to keep their 32 years of marriage alive, even after so many ups and downs. Kirron even once said that in marriage, one learns to find solutions. We agree with Kirron! We wish this amazing couple a life full of happiness and love, may they grow old together!

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  22 Films That Shouldn’t Have Been Made, but Did, Thanks to Nepotism
Posted by: Ron - 20-07-2017, 09:06 AM - Forum: Bollywood / Hollywood Corner - No Replies

Does nepotism exist in Bollywood? Every few years the question comes around and while the film fraternity debates this matter, the audience is presented with an inexhaustible supply of star kids to watch on the silver screen. While some of them have gone on to be part of amazing films, and become great actors in their own right, many of them were part of films that were almost unwatchable. Although bad films are made often, some bad films are only made because Bollywood and its audience can't let go of the star kids. Here are 22 films that should not have been made, but did, only because of nepotism:

Half Girlfriend
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A beautiful film that was adapted from a beautiful book of the same name. The film starred Shraddha Kapoor Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor, and even their fans regretted watching it.

Student of the Year
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Sure it gave us Alia Bhatt, and even Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan have been part of successful films. But the fact remains that this film was basically the launch pad for two star kids, and it sucked. 


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Tiger Shroff and his films are mostly horrible, but he still keeps making them, and this one was with another star kid, Shraddha Kapoor.
Lekar Hum Deewana Dil
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Launching another one from the Kapoor brood, this film starred Armaan Jain, grandson of Raj Kapoor, son of Rima Jain and elder brother of the upcoming debutant, Aadar Jain. 

Love Story 2050
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The film that introduced Harman Baweja, son of director Harry Baweja and producer Pammi Baweja. Also then boyfriend of actor Priyanka Chopra.

Neal 'N' Nikki
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No one has any idea why this film was ever made, and everyone including the actors would prefer to pretend that it did not happen. 

Every film with Uday Chopra in it
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Son and brother of the hugely successful filmmakers Yash and Aditya Chopra. Some of his films are Neal 'N' NikkiMere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai, and Pyaar Impossible. They're all awful.  

Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai
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Bollywood star Jeetendra's son Tusshar is busy being a loving single parent, which we admire. But we definitely did not admire all the films he was in. This film also had Kareena Kapoor Khan and some over-the-top acting that can never be forgotten. 

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Kareena Kapoor Khan is a huge name in Bollywood today, who can carry any film on her shoulders. But that was not always the case. Khushi also starred another star kid, Fardeen Khan.  

Prem Aggan
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Fardeen Khan was so good in this film that people are still talking about it. If you have not watched it, you are missing out. 

Kal Kissne Dekha 
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Starring Jackky Bhagnani, son of producer Vashu Bhagnani. I am so sorry I cannot tell you what this is about because neither I nor anyone I know has watched this film. 

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Starring Mustafa Burmawala, son of Abbas Burmawalla, from the director duo Abbas-Mustan. The movie is rated 2.6 on IMDB.

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Released in 2009, it stars Mithun Chakraborty's son Mimoh Chakraborty. If you have watched this, you are a hero. If you haven't, the film has a 1.7 rating on IMDB.

Yamla Pagla Deewana
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It is extremely unlikely that this film would have been made had it not starred Dharmendra and his two sons, Sunny and Bobby Deol. 

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali's epic production was so bad that people left the theatre halfway through (personal experience). It was the launchpad for none other than Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor. 

Woodstock Villa
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With a comparatively higher rating of 3.6 on IMDB, this film starred the son of powerhouse actors Anupam and Kirron Kher. Dashing a lot of expectations, their son Sikander Kher was quite disappointing in it.

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What Bhansali did with Saawariya, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra did with Mirzya. Coincidentally, it also stars another one of Anil Kapoor's children, Harshvardhan Kapoor. 

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"During a heart transplant surgery, Aditya experiences anaesthesia awareness and finds out that his doctor Dr. Sameer Saxena and his wife Ria have hatched a plot to kill him." It stars Shekhar Suman's son, Adhyayan Suman. 

Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe
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A film starring Esha Deol and Aftab Shivdasani. It has an IMDB rating of 3.6, and it happened to win Esha Deol the award for the best female debut that year, even though it was intolerable. 

Kash... Aap Hamare Hote
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Another one of those gems no one knows. The film stars Sonu Nigam, back when he wanted to try his hand at acting, and also Juhi Babbar, daughter of Raj Babbar. It's okay if you don't know who she is, no one does. 

Om Jai Jagdish
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Starring Anil Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, and Fardeen Khan, this can only be described as a gem of a movie, directed by none other than Anupam Kher. 

Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon
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The quintessential nepotism vehicle, this film starred Kareena Kapoor Khan, Hrithik Roshan, and Abhishek Bachchan back when none of their movies were doing well, but directors still liked to cast them. 
Which ones are your favourite?

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  9 Things You’ll Regret in 10 Years
Posted by: sandy - 19-07-2017, 04:21 PM - Forum: Times of Knowledge - Replies (4)

Week after week passes by in constant fuss, and behind all of this we often miss the most important things. Yet it can take years to understand this. Years we could spend quite differently, with greater benefits.

Engaged in a destructive relationship
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Many people are engaged in a destructive relationship because they’re afraid of being alone. Yet dozens of years later it becomes clear that it’s better to be alone than to live with a person who brings a lot of disappointment, pain, and offenses.

Spent little time with loved ones
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In the cycle of work and home duties, many of us pay very little attention to our loved ones. Unfortunately, we often understand this at a tragic time: children grow up and start an independent life, warm relationships with spouses disappear, something tragic happens to parents.

Wasted a lot of time
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Watching TV shows, chatting in social networks, games on the phone — all of it takes an impressive amount of time. Yet you could spend it on much more useful things and thereby significantly improve the quality of your life.

Led an unhealthy lifestyle
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We ruin our health when we give in to temptations every day and have bad habits. And even if our health seems to be ok now, after a while we’ll most likely feel the consequences of such a frivolous attitude toward it.

Spent little time traveling
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Few of us don’t dream about traveling. Yet the desire to travel with comfort or our responsibilities stop people from this quite often. Yet comfort is not the most necessary thing, and you’ll always have urgent things to do, so...

Worked too much
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Most often people do so if they have no other values. Work is important, but don’t forget to relax from time to time.

Stopped learning new things
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Many people believe that one degree is enough. True, it’s good if you have one. Yet constant development brings not only more opportunities for professional growth but also an increase in self-confidence, making you an interesting person to others.

Having a job they hate
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We often continue to work in a place we hate only because of our own indecisiveness and unwillingness to leave our comfort zone. Yet if we don’t risk and change something in our lives, we can simply fade away in a job we’re not interested in.

Dreamed too much but took little action
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If you don’t take any steps to make your desires come true, everything will remain just a fantasy. If you wait for the perfect conditions for all your life, you may never have a chance.

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  Fardeen Khan Is All Set To Become A Father For The Second Time
Posted by: Ron - 19-07-2017, 03:48 PM - Forum: Bollywood / Hollywood Corner - Replies (4)

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They were childhood sweethearts, both star kids, head over heels in love with each other! We are talking about Fardeen Khan and his wife Natasha Madhvani, daughter of yesteryear actress, Mumtaz. After dating for many years, Fardeen popped the question mid-air, in a plane and his lady-love, Natasha said yes!
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From there began a beautiful tale of love. Fardeen and Natasha tied the knot in a lavish style in December 2005, in Mumbai. After enjoying a blissful married life for many years, the couple decided to start a family and were expecting twins in 2012. But, a tragedy resulted in Natasha’s miscarriage at a later stage of pregnancy.
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The couple was shattered after they lost their unborn twins in London. But the couple didn’t lose hope and tried again for a baby. And then, Fardeen and Natasha were blessed with a baby girl in December 2013. Fardeen named his little doll, Diani Isabelle Khan.

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Here is another chance for the couple to rejoice as they are going to embrace parenthood again. Yes, Natasha is pregnant with their second baby and is due to deliver soon.

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Natasha is in London currently with the family, to take proper rest and will also deliver the baby there only. Fardeen shared the happy news a few months ago, saying:

Quote:“I am on top of the moon. Natasha is five months pregnant and isn’t travelling with me this time around as it’s so hot in Mumbai and soon, the monsoons will be upon us. She will come after that. I visit India every three or four weeks and spend half that time in Mumbai.”

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Natasha is in her third trimester and absolutely healthy. These are the final days of her pregnancy and the baby will arrive either by the end of July or in the first week of August.
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Talking about his little daughter, Diani, Fardeen said:

Quote:“To be honest, it’s the most profound chapter of my life and she has brought life full circle. You value everything that is truly important in your life. You are born to your parents. They bring you up and you love and value them. Then you have your own children, you realise what your parents went through, bringing you up and then you try and teach your daughter everything about life just the way your parents taught you.”

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The elated father understands the responsibility of becoming a parent and raising a child. Talking further about the same, Fardeen said:

Quote:“If you are not ready for the responsibility, don’t bring life into this world. It is a big, big responsibility to bring life into this world. It’s not a whim or fancy and you have to be truly prepared for it. You have to make sure in whatever capacity you can, you give your child the best opportunities that you can. And more than anything, all they want is your love so you have to give them your time and love. Everything else is secondary.”

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After a miscarriage and then a healthy daughter, the couple is thrilled to become parents again and welcome their second child. Talking about his excitement, Fardeen said:

Quote:“Natasha and I have had our share of challenges and that’s why we have been parked in London and travel back and forth. We are over the moon. It completes our family. We have always wanted at least two children, so it completes our family and we are extremely happy! We are happy as a couple, we are happy as a unit and even my little daughter Diani is looking forward to having a sibling.”

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Fardeen and Natasha are currently residing in London, but he keeps visiting Mumbai for work. After the baby is born, the couple is planning to shift back to Mumbai. Talking about the same, Fardeen said:

Quote:“Diani is right now in London, but the minute we have our second child, we have to come back for Diani’s school year so she will be starting school in Mumbai from June next year. It’s home! Aamchi Mumbai! Living there has just been a temporary thing. We were here more to have our children as we had some medical challenges as a couple. Hopefully, everything will go well, and Diani will be in a Mumbai school by June next year. We have already started applying there. We are just going to be here till she completes her school year in London.”

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He also took a break from Bollywood, soon after his daughter was born. Talking about taking a sabbatical, Fardeen said:

Quote:“The last three years I took a call to be a full-time parent, but now I am beginning to miss the movies. I am missing work and I need to get back!”

We are extremely happy to know that Fardeen and Natasha are expecting their second child. Our heartiest congratulations to the to-be-parents. May the mother and the soon-to-arrive baby be healthy and happy! And all you guys, stay tuned for more updates on your favourite couple!

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  Lose 4 Kgs In 4 Days: Everything You Need To Know About Banana And Milk Diet
Posted by: Ron - 19-07-2017, 01:41 PM - Forum: Self help - No Replies

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Having an impending wedding or a party this weekend and you are unable to get into your favourite dress? Well, fret not as we have a special banana and milk diet for you right here! Developed in 1934 by Dr.George Harrop at Johns Hopkins University, this diet helps in losing up to 3 to 4 kgs in just 4 days. Yes, that’s right!

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Originally, it was developed for diabetic patients, but now it has turn out to be a fad diet touted and acknowledged for its potential to quickly lose weight. If followed religiously, it's one of the most effective diet plans so far. Before you start with this magical diet plan, there are a number of things that you should know and ponder over. So, here we have them all. Scroll on and start reading!

What is banana milk diet?
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Basically banana-milk diet as the name itself says is all about eating only bananas and drinking milk. The main idea behind this special diet was to consume lesser calories than usual, yet not sacrificing health. This is a simple diet plan that goes like this:

Breakfast: 2 Bananas and 1 cup (250 ml) of warm skimmed milk
Mid-Snack: Drink 3 glasses of water
Lunch: 2 Bananas and 1 cup (250 ml) of warm skimmed milk
Mid-Snack: Drink 3 glasses of water
Dinner: 2 Bananas + 1 cup (250 ml) of warm skimmed milk
P.S.: You can either prepare banana shake or can have them separately.
How Banana Helps in Weight Loss?

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Two things helping you lose weight, it’s strange, no? But guys, there is maths behind it! Yes that’s right. Anyone who follows this diet rigorously will be eating less than 1000 calories in a day, which eventually helps in quick weight loss. There is a maximum of 100 calories in a single medium-sized banana and 80 calories in a cup of skimmed milk (250ml). So, 6 bananas equals to 600 calories in a day and 3 cup skimmed milk equals to 240 calories in a day. All-in-all, you will be consuming not more than 900 calories.

Health Benefits of Bananas Milk Diet
There are quite a number of benefits that this diet plan is bestowed with. Let’s just have a look at them!
Banana’s portion of benefits:

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  • Banana helps in keeping you full and satisfied for a longer period of time and you won’t feel like munching anything that in turn will create a problem.

  • It boasts 3 gms of fibre, which helps in smooth digestion and also helps in flushing out toxins from the body.

  • Banana is a rich source of vitamins and minerals and majorly in potassium. So, a medium-sized banana provides 422 mg potassium.
Skimmed milk’s portion of benefits:
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  • First and foremost benefit of skimmed milk is that it’s fat-free. In addition to this, it’s a rich source of calcium and protein. In fact, skimmed milk should be a part of everyone’s daily diet.

  • Proteins present in skimmed milk help in offering strong and well-developed body muscles.

  • Since it’s a rich source of calcium, consumption of skimmed milk will help in proper development and strong bones. Plus, it also helps in proper functioning of hormones.
In case you feel very low
Every diet responds differently according to the different body types. It will not be surprising if in case you feel low during the course of the diet. So, here we have this diet with a bit of modification. This will shed those extra kilos but not that much.
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You can tweak this diet by adding whole-grain in your diet such as ready-to-eat oats or whole wheat cereal, and replace one banana-milk combination with this. Else you can also convert your banana-milk recipe into a healthy smoothie by adding some berries and a few dry fruits.

Important points to keep in mind before Starting Banana Milk Diet
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Since this diet is a low-calorie diet, you need to keep in mind a lot of things. Here we have listed a few points to keep in mind before you kick-start:

  • As your calorie intake is lesser than what you usually do, you might feel a bit low and weak, which is normal. In case you are unable to bear salt free diet, you can incorporate cabbage soup in the mid-snack time slot.

  • And one of the most important things is that women should not follow this diet during their menstrual cycle. Or else, if you wish to do it during your periods, do include vitamin and mineral supplements.

  • Do not stretch the banana and milk diet for more than four days. And in case you wish to lose more, you can do this diet again after a gap of one week.
Well, this is what banana and milk diet is all about. Make sure that you do not stress yourself whilst doing this diet. Not everyone can tolerate this salt-free plan. So, keep a check on this too! We are sure this magical diet plan will help in losing your extra bulge faster. Don’t forget to share your reviews in the comments section below

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