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Deepika Padukone- The Real Hero Of Bollywood

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With Meghna Gulzar’s upcoming film, casting Deepika in the lead role, female-centric movies again gain momentum in the Bollywood industry. The movie is a victorious start to women raising their voice against male domination, looking “much beyond the bodice”. Powerful, smart, gorgeous and extremely talented Deepika Padukone in her character as “Malti” truly gives us chills as one looks through the trailer. Not to mention, a powerful character yearns for a robust actor. And DP undoubtedly justifies every iota of it.

Here are some more reasons why she is an absolute hero-

 

Deepika Padukone Stood In Solidarity Of Students

 

The actress’s visit came at a time when most of Bollywood’s A-listers have chosen to stay silent on the rising anger and protests across the country, opposing the CAA, NRC and acts of violence on university campuses. The star, who was in the National Capital for promotions of her upcoming film ‘Chhapaak’ showed up. Deepika’s presence on the university campus led to several trolls slamming her and calling it a promotional, PR stunt for her film. However, there was another section that lauded her for showing solidarity with the students. Several hashtags, both positive and negative, like #DeepikaPadukone, #IStandWithDeepika, #BoycottDeepikaPadukone and #BoycottChhapaak started trending on Twitter, following her visit.

 

Live Love Laugh Foundation

 

 

Deepika is not just a pretty face. There’s much more to her than what meets the eye. She’s not the usual Hindi film heroine. She speaks up against the practices she doesn’t like. Unlike any other celeb would have, Deepika chose to speak about the phase when she was struggling with depression. She made an effort to make people realize how common the disorder was. Deepika didn’t just talk about it but even went ahead and founded live laugh love foundation. This NGO works towards helping those who are dealing with depression. More power to her.

 

The Only Woman To Be On The Most-Followed Indians on Twitter List 

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While Prime Minister Narendra Modi may continue to reign supreme on social media, with an unmatchable Twitter follower count, Bollywood personalities aren’t too far behind. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan fared second with his massive following of 31.6 million, and Bollywood’s Badshah Shah Rukh Khan placed third with 31 million followers. In the list filled with men, placed on the seventh spot, Deepika Padukone is the only woman on it with her 22.1 million followers, ranking higher than cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and superstar Hrithik Roshan. Also featured in the list are Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Aamir Khan.

 

Her Initial Days In Bollywood Was Difficult

 

 

For Deepika Padukone, a journey in Hindi films hasn’t been an easy ride. It is after many ups and downs that she has made it amongst the top actresses of Bollywood. But you would be surprised to know that even before she had stepped into the cinematic world, she was given strange career advice. At a recently held event, ‘Women Of Worth,’ Deepika revealed that someone had suggested that she get plastic surgery done before starting her career. With a lovely face like that, we wonder why Deepika would have been suggested something like this.

Family Is Her Biggest Priority

Deepika Padukone is at the top of her career. However, in an interview with DNA, the actress has been quoted as saying that she can very easily quit acting and lead a domesticated, happy family life away from the limelight, if she gets married. She adds that for her, nothing is more important than the relevance of family. Talking about the kind of family that she wants to have, Deepika says that she wants to have lots of children and that while she doesn’t know when it is going to happen, but she hopes that when it does, she is graceful about it. She elaborates that this is the only advice that her parents have given her and she would like to stick to it.

 

She Manages All Her Commitments With Grace

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 Deepika Padukone has been busy prepping for her upcoming films namely chapaak. While she was in the Mumbai city for a couple of days, Deepika was in a hectic shooting schedule. Deepika was shooting for 14 – 15 hours every day for her brand shoots. Her next movie is said to have about a month-long shooting schedule in the South of France. Deepika wanted to ensure she wraps up all her brand commitments before she leaves for the shoot. She was working extra hours to ensure she manages to wind up everything on her work front. She also has many brands like Axis bank, Loreal, Goibibo etc. Deepika is currently leading the brand circuit with 16 to 17 brands in her kitty.

 

National Level Badminton Player

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Deepika played Badminton in national level championships Deepika Padukone was born to international badminton player, Prakash Padukone. Not just in acting, the diva holds an upper hand in sports as well. Deepika Padukone played badminton at the national level and also played state-level baseball. Don’t we all love sportsmen and sportswomen? There’s something so invigorating about them. They are focussed and hard working. And Deepika is just that. It’s so cool to see a Hindi film actress creating a riot on the badminton court. A few years ago, we saw her playing with the greatest of ’em all, Roger Federer and it was a sight to be captured for posterity.

 

Deepika Padukone Adopted An Entire Village 

Not many people are aware that she has adopted a village in Ambegaon, a village in the interiors of Maharashtra. As part of a Greenathon campaign. After she heard that the village faced a major electricity crisis, she decided to sponsor them. Her goal is to help them with their water and electricity needs. She is also closely involved with her father’s organization, which works towards the betterment of Indian athletes. She is one of the co-founders of Olympic Gold Quest, a foundation dedicated to the promotion of Olympic sports in India.

 

Related article- Deepika Padukone Slays All Her Outfits. #CHHAPAAKPROMOTIONS

 

 

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Social Media Challenges That Kept Us Entertained During Lockdown

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This global shutdown made our lives very uncertain and while everyone was forced to stay at home, social media sites were our salvation! Talented producers of content and influencers created some beautiful social media challenges to keep us entertained. People have had the ability to become as innovative as they can and that has led to the birth of some of the most interesting digital challenges ever seen! Moreover, some challenges were so eye catching and fun that they instantly went viral!

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Here’s a close look at these Social Media Challenges

Don’t Rush Challenge

Don’t Rush challenge was very popular among the crowd as a gold mine for innovative challenges. A individual has passed a brushed on them, they start with a natural look and then glam up completely after the camera is momentarily covered with the brush. We should be tossing the brush at someone else after that. A lot of girl gangs around the world have been trying this challenge.

Don’t Leave Me Challenge

The simple idea behind this challenge is to share a pun or bad joke after it while running away from the camera with Don’t Leave Me.‘ We assure you that these videos can at the same time cause you to nod your head and laugh over it.

The Savage Challenge

As soon as the single Savagedropped, people couldn’t resist shaking a leg to it. However, when the savage remix was made it just went up a notch and legendary Beyonce was a part of it!

The SuperBowl Challenge

Two legendary singers, JLo and Shakira, appeared on the SuperBowl ceremony. Their dance sequence, which was choreographed by none other than the Royal Family themselves, went viral. It had mind blowing steps which the internet went crazy upon lately.

Wipe It Down challenge

This mission to Wipe It Down is super easy and entertaining. Essentially the video begins with someone wearing one outfit and their wardrobe is absolutely transformed as soon as they clean the mirror off!

Beauty Mode Challenge

One such trending challenge is what holds boredom at bay! We were all day in our pyjamas during this
lockout so TikTokers came up with a bright new idea. There was a sound called Beauty Modeon TikTok and it was used by people to change their looks. 

Drop Challenge

The famous Drop challenge was inspired by Shaggy’s latest track ‘Banana.’ The song was very unique to the content creator community and with funky sunglasses and fun moves so many people attempted the Drop challenge.

Oh Na Na Challenge

This famous and catchy song was one of the key reasons this dance challenge got so much momentum. It’s a wild and quirky routine that will make you feel like a dancing pro!

The Vogue Challenge

The Vogue challenge has gone absolutely viral in India. Also,  globally as it has offered a chance to showcase their talent to aspiring fashionistas and makeup artists. Everybody had their own take on how the cover should be! 

Also, checkout- All the popular food trends during lockdown

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The Nepometer Of Bollywood

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The untimely death of Sushant Singh Rajput is proving out to be a catalyst for a major change in Bollywood. Similarly, one such change is Nepometer Of Bollywood. Read here to know more about it.

The Idea of Nepometer of Bollywood

This idea is of Sushant Singh Rajput’s brother in law, Vishal Kirti. Recently, he made an announcement informing the launch of Nepometer in Bollywood. In addition, he will also be launching a website for the same.

Nepometer relates to the issue and controversy of Nepotism in Bollywood.

What does The Nepometer Of Bollywood do?

The Nepometer of Bollywood will give ratings to every movie. The meter will let the audiences know the quotient of nepotism in a particular movie. For instance, audiences will get to know if the stars and the backing of the movie come from industry connections.

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For example, a movie like Thappad will not have a very high rating on the Nepometer. However, a movie like Kalank will have a high rating on the Nepometer. Consequently, this is because the movie is backed by Karan Johar. In addition, the movie also has star kids like Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt. However, in the case of ‘outsiders’, the rating will be lower.

Here is a little peak at the way Nepometer Works

Nepometer Of Bollywood

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How Nepometer Of Bollywood Works?

To show the audience how the Nepometer actually works, the makers released a Nepometer analysis of the upcoming movie Sadak 2.  The team of the platform rated the movie in 5 different aspects. The rating is given on the basis of who the producer of the movie, the writer, the actors (leads) as well as the supporting actors are. According to their analysis, 4 of these 5 categories for Sadak 2 have Bollywood family members involved.

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The platform is already gaining a lot of support. The website already has more than 18 thousand people following it. Well, all this definitely brings out a new hope of change in Bollywood. Therefore, taking steps towards appreciation of talent in Bollywood rather than appreciation of connections.

Towards A Good Time

The debate on Nepotism has been going on for a long time. It definitely gained momentum from Kangana Ranaut going on Koffee with Karan and bashing the host himself for supporting and promoting Nepotism in the industry. In addition, more and more stars started to talk about the issue thereafter.

The issue became a more hot topic following the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. A rising actor with a storehouse of talent. For instance, not just in acting he was also curious and had many more talents. For example, he was an extremely smart person, intelligent, well-read in Indian and Western philosophies, trained to fly planes and preparing for NASA’s space mission. In addition, he was also actively involved in charitable activities. However, his death raised suspicions. Not only was it unnatural. It was also unforeseen and still hard to digest.

A lot of facts also point towards a foul play at the background. In addition, a major reason for his depression was  Nepotism. To stop others from succumbing to such situations and as a tribute to our beloved SSR, the brother in law has come up with this website.

In addition, read our other articles on Nepotism here:

On Nepotism In Bollywood From Actors Themselves

Outsiders Who Made It Big In Bollywood

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Top 10 Highest IMDb Rated Movies

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IMDb is considered to be one of the most reliable source to get reviews. Also, they rate movies very highly, very rarely. So, here is a list of Top 10 highest rated movies of all time.

 

1. The Shawshank Redemption, (1994)

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Shawshank Redemption is about Andy Dufresne who is a successful banker. He is arrested for the murders of his wife and her lover. Therefore, is sentenced to life imprisonment at the Shawshank prison. So, he becomes the most unconventional prisoner.

 

2. The Godfather, (1972)

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The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola based on Puzo’s best-selling novel. It is the first instalment in The Godfather trilogy. Moreover, it has also one of the best actings. Additionally, Marlon Brando won the best actor.

 

3. The Dark Knight, (2008)

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The Dark knight is considered to be the best DC movie. The whole trilogy is a very grounded take on a comic book character. Moreover, Heath Ledger received an Oscar for his magnificent performance.

 

4. The Godfather: Part II, (1974)

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The Godfather Part II is a 1974 American epic crime film. Produced and Directed by Francis Ford Coppola from the screenplay co-written with Mario Puzo. Starring Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, etc.

 

5. The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King, (2003)

 

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The former Fellowship members prepare for the final battle. While Frodo and Sam approach Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring, they follow Gollum unaware of the path he is leading them to. Consequently to its success, there is a strong fan base of LOTR.

 

6. Pulp Fiction, (1994)

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So its about The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster and his wife! Also, this movie is known to be Quentin Tarantino’s best movie. Further, it is known to be Samuel L Jackson’s most Thrilling performance. Equally important was John Travolta and Bruce willis. Truly a brilliant cast!

 

7. Schindler’s List, (1993)

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Another one of the highest rated movies. Schindler’s List is nothing less than a ‘masterpiece’. Industrialist Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis. Therefore, this movie can also be very emotional.

 

8. 12 Angry Men, (1957)

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12 Angry Men” focuses on a jury’s deliberations in a capital murder case. A 12-man jury is sent to begin deliberations in the first-degree murder trial. So, It’s of an 18-year old Puerto Rican boy accused in the stabbing death of his father. Consequently, Where a guilty verdict means an automatic death sentence…

 

9. Inception, (2010)

Inception (2010)

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Another one of the highest rated movies. Also, the epitome of ‘controversial’. Inception is a 2010 sci-fi film written and directed by Christopher Nolan. Furthermore, The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a professional thief, who steals information by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets.

 

10. Fight Club, (1993)

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So Fight Club is a 1999 film about an insomniac office worker. Looking for a way to change his life, who crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, consequently forming an underground fight club. Directed by David Fincher. Written by Jim Uhls. Based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk.

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