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5 Bollywood Women Who Defeated Cancer

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The World Cancer Day, every year, is observed on February 4. On this occasion of World Cancer Day, let’s celebrate those women of Bollywood who have bravely emerged victorious in their battle with cancer. Take a look at 5 such brave souls, the Bollywood women who defeated cancer.

“Once cancer happens, it changes the way you live for the rest of your life” 

Bollywood Women Who Defeated Cancer

1. Lisa Ray

Lisa Ray is one of the first women of Bollywood who defeated Cancer. She is the first one who came out, publicly declaring about her cancer.

Lisa was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. It is cancer that affects the white blood cell in the body. The diagnosis happened in the year 2009. After that, the actress received a stem cell transplant and was later cancer-free.

The journey was not easy for her. She got a big shock, which was later followed by denial. However, the actress used this as an opportunity to reach out to others who needed help. In addition, she instilled hope in others and made them realize that they are not alone in their struggles with cancer.

She also started a blog called “THE YELLOW DIARIES” during her treatment. O this blog she would post her journey of treatment. She also used the blog as a platform to advocate the oppression and the feeling of the burden put on cancer patients by society.

In addition to advocacy, Lisa has supported various campaigns like “Pantene Beautiful Lengths” and ‘ Multiple Myelome M-Moving Toward The Cure Walk’.

She has a saree collection of which each saree comes with a story. The story is about life, love and cancer.

2. Manisha Koirala

It came as a shock to all Bollywood fans to know about the diagnosis of Manisha with cancer. This happened in 2012 when Manisha was diagnosed with the later stage of Ovarian Cancer.

She has published a Memoir on her journey. The book is called ‘Healed: How Cancer Gave Me A New Life‘. It was published in December 2018. In the book, Manisha writes about how the disease taught her to value life more.

Manisha now advocates a healthy lifestyle. Along with this she also promotes the importance of an early diagnosis which can prove to be helpful in such serious diseases.

3. Sonali Bendre

The news of Sonali having cancer came out in 2018. Similarly, she is one of the Bollywood Women who defeated Cancer.

The diagnosed cancer was a high grade cancer. It was a primary tumor that had spread all over her abdominal region.

The actress went on to get treated at New York on her husbands insistence. It was only after that, she got there, she got to know that the cancer had progressed to a stage four cancer. The doctors informed her that there was only a 30 % chance of survival.

4. Nafisa Ali Sodhi

The famous yesteryear actress was diagnosed with stage three cancer. The diagnosis happened in 2018. The politician and activist has used Instagram to constantly share health updates.

5. Tahira Kashyap Khurrana

Tahira is the wife of famous Indian actor, Ayushmann Khurrana.  Apart from that, she is a filmmaker and writer by profession.

Tahira was diagnosed with pre-invasive breast cancer in 2018. Tahira underwent a mastectomy and is now one of the Bollywood Women Who Defeated Cancer.

Tahira’s journey was not an easy one. For instance, she was not quite ready to share the news with the world. However, she went ahead and publicly announced it. This was done to spread awareness and remove the taboo against the disease.

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An opportunity to give competition to the Kardashians just went wasted! A week back I mentioned about ‘my badge of honour’ that I was going to receive. And I did and am happy to share about it with the intention of it being received with love. As that’s the only reason I am posting it. Love for self and gratitude for the universe. The picture might be disturbing for some, but these drains have become my dumbells for a few days. I was detected with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) in my right breast with high grade malignant cells. Simply put stage 0 cancer/ pre-cancerous stage, with cancer cells multiplying in a contained area. The result I have become a half Indian version of Angelina Jolie (since only one breast was involved)! I told my doctor now is the time to give some competition to the Kardashians since Pamela is passé. But no one listened to me, so now I have a portion of my back tissue in my breast. Perhaps now I can do chin-ups with my breasts! Jokes apart, this obstacle has given me a new definition of life. Respect it’s unpredictability and have the faith and courage to be the hero of your own drama of life. The invincible human spirit is God like, gives you the courage to endure and the will to revive. There is nothing that human spirit can’t do. Also I want women of all ages to be aware. I am 35, and I was returned twice over from a mammogram. If any symptoms come up, think of it as a protective force and get yourselves examined. Also we are so obsessed with boobs. This mastectomy has left me with even more self love! Big, small, left or right inclined , gravity pulling or defying, or even none, each breast the presence or lack of it has a story to tell. Mine has made me a 2.0 version of myself! This post is dedicated to awareness, self love and resilience of a warrior that I know each one of us possesses❤️ #breastcancerawareness #selflove #determination #faith #bodhisattva #bodhisattvaoftheearth

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She is now an awareness advocate vouching for the importance of early detection.

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Sadak 2 Trailer: The Most Disliked Trailer Ever?

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Today, Disney+ Hotstar VIP dropped the trailer of the much-awaited sequel Sadak 2. Sadak was a romantic thriller that was released in 1991 that starred Sanjay Dutt and Pooja Bhatt in lead roles. Directed by Mahesh Bhatt, Sadak was inspired by the 1976 American movie Taxi Driver. The sequel stars Sanjay Dutt, Pooja Bhatt, Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapur. Moreover, it is the comeback film of director Mahesh Bhatt which marks Mahesh Bhatt’s directorial return after two decades. Sadak 2 is set to release on 28th August 2020 onDisney+ Hotstar VIP.

Three Streams. Three Stories. One Journey.

The film is about Ravi’s (Sanjay Dutt) depression and how he helps a young woman’s (Alia Bhatt) encounter with a godman, who is out to expose this fake guru running an ashram.

 

 

However, everything is not as hunky-dory as it seems. Within minutes of the dropping off the trailer, the infuriated fans took to social media and trolled the entire movie. Netizens turned to their respective Instagram handles and rebuked them. This battle against “Nepo Kids” started in the aftermath of the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Fans blame Mahesh Bhatt for the alleged suicide of Sushant Singh Rajput. Intimate pictures of Rhea Chakraborty And Mahesh Bhatt tell us that they might be in a relationship, but they have not confirmed it or denied it.  That’s why fans are displaying their anger towards the movie.

1000s of comments just say “boycott” or “flop”.

The trailer has already garnered 748k dislikes and counting.

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Some of the comments are as follows:

Anybody here just to dislike and didn’t watch the trailer?”
“You can dislike and go ..do not increase its views and do not watch the movie at all.”
“My finger automatically pressed on the dislike button like my finger was being forced to dislike …”
“Guys let’s make this trailer the most disliked trailer in History of YouTube. Let’s not support nepotism…!!” wrote one commenter.
“I want justice for SSR so I’m going to dislike whole movie…”
“I only here to dislike this trailer, (sic).”
“BOYCOTT NEPOTISM guys… give Most Dislikes 💩💩💩”
“They are not getting any platform to launch any movie or shows. So, they choose hotstar to launch it. We are also ready to teach them a lesson. In their own eyes they are superstar now times has been changed. #UninstallHotstar,” wrote another user.
“1 common Individual alone has no power. The people in the position of power, think we could be controlled and manipulated by them. But when all the common people unite for a cause. No one can stop them. Let us show that now #JusticeforSSR #uninstallhotstar #BoycottAliaBhatt,”

 

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New Normal: Stars Get Back To Business!

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It’s been an intense couple of months all over the world, with people isolating themselves and quarantining – and, basically, establishing a new global relationship. Celebrities are also rediscovering themselves and sharing parts of it with their fans adapting the new normal. Many of them have shared pictures of their various moods and activities.

As the lockdown rules are easing all across the country, just like us, celebrities are also resuming their business. Last month, most of the TV shoots were resumed and even their new episodes are being telecast. Now, it’s time for the Bollywood to adapt the new normal and resume their shoots.

Have a look at how celebrities have adopted the new normal- 

For instance, Simmba’s actress Sara Ali Khan shared pictures of her brother Ibrahim and her just chilling out after Rakhi – They were reportedly flying out of Mumbai. She posted: “Post Rakhi bonding vibe on their social media. I had to pay to match with me. My younger brother- pleaded that him to join my tribe. But his day out was fun- he says, ‘I can’t describe’. To see more please like share and subscribe #doubletrouble #twinning #winning.”

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Varun Dhawan and Kiara Advani, who were last seen together in the film ‘Kalank’ of Karan Johar. They were both seen walking from the Dharma production office together with their masks.

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Other celebrities braving the COVID-19 storm include actress Disha Patani who posted a beautiful picture of herself on Instagram dressed in a white tank top and oversized shirt coupled with a pair of denim shorts.

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‘Aashiqui 2′ actor Aditya Roy Kapur was spotted in Bandra wearing a white mask.

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Kareena Kapoor Khan goes to visit her sister Karisma Kapoor with her son, Taimur. While the siblings remain close by, Kareena and Taimur ensure they wear their masks.

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‘Houseful’ star Akshay Kumar is known for his work ethic and he does not allow anything to deter him from returning to life. The actor was photographed along with his wife, author Twinkle Khanna aka Mrs Funnybones, and their children wearing grey track pants and sweatshirt at Mumbai airport.

New normal with family? Definitely a yes!

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He was accompanied by Huma Qureshi – who was seen not only with a facemask but also a face shield to defend against the novel coronavirus. They will shoot in Glasgow, Scotland, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic for the first international schedule of the upcoming film “Bell Bottom”

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Who does not say facial masks can be fun? Lara Dutta and her family former Miss Universe wore fashionable appliances at the airport; Dutta is off for a shoot for her upcoming movie.

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In his latest Instagram video, Ranveer Singh flaunts his muscles, because, he says, “kaam dhanda nahi hai” [I have nothing else to do].

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Actress Preity Zinta is in beauty mode. Preity gave her husband Gene Goodenough a barber’s hat last month – and he must have been pretty good at it. She took to Instagram on Sunday and shared a video of her husband getting her hair cut.

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Rana Daggubati Ties The Knot With Miheeka Bajaj

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Rana Daggubati is no longer the most eligible bachelor in the Fraternity of Telugu movies. On Saturday night, in a close-knit wedding ceremony at the Ramanaidu Studios in Hyderabad, the 35-year-old beautiful hunk tied the knot with his fiancé Miheeka Bajaj. The glittering ceremony was attended by family members of the couple and a couple of friends from movie circles. Their involvement was rendered by Samantha Akkineni, Naga Chaitanya, Ram Charan and Allu Arjun.

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Continuing with the precautions justified by the prevalent pandemic, on-site sanitiser stands and disinfectant tunnels were constructed and social distancing norms adopted. The celebrity wedding’s guests were under 30 in number. Moreover, each participant was screened for COVID-19 before setting foot into the bio-bubble. Following all the norms of COVID-19 in order to be secure and safe during this pandemic.

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Though Rana looked exquisite in an off-white dhoti-kurta collection, Anamika Khanna’s designer lehenga was a treat for the eyes. Miheeka looked gorgeous drop-dead in a stunning lehenga and complimented her attire with layered jewels and stunning makeup.

Earlier, Rana Daggubati opened up about his wedding with Miheeka during an Instagram live with actor and moviemaker Lakshmi Manchu. “I thought we would do it immediately, for the first time. Therefore, she must’ve done something. I don’t ask questions when the stuff are perfect. I’ve just gone with the breeze. The kid had got it right. I can’t put that down in writing. I met her and knew like I should do marry her in the long term. Everything feels good with her,” the actor said.

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Rana Daggubati’s bride Miheeka looked stunning in her wedding outfit. Have a look-

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The families have arranged many pre-wedding festivities all this week leading up to the big day, such as Haldi, Mehendi, pellikoduku feature, Ganesh Puja and Mata Ki Chowki. Although the festivities kicked off in May with a traditional Roka ceremony, Rana and Miheeka Bajaj married another ritual called Lagna Patrikalu in June. The ritual includes a ceremony in which the family of the groom visits the bride’s home and hands out wedding cards.

Including other guests, Ram Charan and his wife arrived and looked dapper as the couple wished the newlyweds well. Ram was seen snapping masked pictures with Rana as they wedded with restricted guests most of the Covid-19.

Moreover, with his formidable performance as Bhallaladeva in the ‘Baahubali’ franchise, Rana roused to global fame. In addition to being a pan-Indian actor with multi-language films, the Daggubati scion is author, television personality, supervisor of visual effects, and an entrepreneur. On the other hand, Miheeka is the Founder of Dew Drop Design Studio, an event management company. She is also a writer at a popular online magazine for architects and interior design. Her mother Bunty Bajaj is a popular name in the jewellery industry and her shop is a favorite location for jewellers.

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