Sonali Bendre Behl, a truly inspirational person, has been living with and battling cancer for the last couple of months. We have all been around someone suffering from the horrible side effects of this life consuming disease. We have all seen someone we love not being able to do even the most basic tasks of life because they are fighting a disease that never seems to want to leave.
Sonali Bendre Behl has been through this journey, fighting the fight of life, learning you should never take anything you have for granted. When the actress was diagnosed with metastatic cancer, the news shook not just the Bollywood world, but her fans around the country as well. In a country that reveres celebrities as much as they revere God, it comes as nothing short of a catastrophic disaster when they realise someone they have loved from afar is affected with a disease like cancer.
To let the people who are following her on social media know what she is going through on a daily basis, Sonali shared a recent post of her pains and struggles. Detailed and descriptive, this new post on her Instagram page is heartwrenching. Talking about chemotherapy and the struggles she is facing due to cancer, Sonali lets us peek into her world. Talking about how even lifting a finger gives her immense pain, Sonali states how physically and emotionally drained she has been during the last few months.
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“I knew that if I allowed fear to overtake me, my journey was doomed. Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story from the one women are told. I decided I was safe. I was strong. I was brave. Nothing could vanquish me.” – Cheryl Strayed, Wild. Over the past couple of months, I have had good days and bad ones. There have been days when I’ve been so exhausted and in so much pain that even lifting a finger hurt. I feel like sometimes it’s a cycle… one that starts off with physical pain and leads to mental and emotional pain. The bad days have been many… Post chemo, post-surgery and the like… where even just laughing hurts. Sometimes it felt like it took everything I’ve had to push past it… a minute to minute battle with myself. I got through it knowing that even though I was fighting a long drawn out, draining battle… it was one that was worth the fight. It’s important to remember that we’re allowed to have those bad days. Forcing yourself to be happy and cheerful all the time serves no purpose. Who are we being fake and putting on an act for? I allowed myself to cry, to feel the pain, to indulge in self-pity… for a short while. Only you know what you’re going through and it is fine to accept it. Emotions aren’t wrong. Feeling negative emotions isn’t wrong. But after a point, identify it, recognize it and refuse to let it control your life. It takes an immense amount of self-care to get out of that zone. Sleep always helps, or having my favourite smoothie after chemo, or just talking to my son. For now, as my treatment continues… my visual focus remains to just get better and get back home. It’s yet another test… Student all my life… Learning all my life… #OneDayAtATime 📷: @srishtibehlarya
Through this post, one learns some really valuable lessons. It is okay to break down. It is okay to ask for help and it is perfectly okay for one to be vulnerable. It is okay to lean on the people around you and to let them know you are going through a breakdown. Sonali’s post has taught us that struggling through your pain alone is not alright and you are completely justified for feeling all the emotions you are.
However, what is important to know here is, despite you feeling all that you are, you should never let the pain become your identity. The moment you give the pain this much power, it completely takes over your life and does not let you live the way you should. Life is a continuous, never ending test and you only do well if you play by the rules you make for yourself. Let’s take a moment to appreciate the amount of courage and effort this gorgeous actress has put into making sure she lives by fighting hard everyday! Here is wishing the forever fearsome fighter fighting the big fight, a speedy and quick recovery!
Manikarnika Trailer – An Early Christmas Gift
Kangana Ranaut’s highly anticipated film, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, is finally going to hit the screens soon. The makers of Manikarnika just dropped an extremely epic trailer! With the multiple posters and glimpses given into what to expect from the movie, the trailer gives us a clear direction of toward which this particular film is going.
The more than two minute long trailer shows us the journey of one of the most courageous warriors, Rani Laxmibai, fighting to save her kingdom from being invaded by the East India Company. A fierce mother and a warrior like no other, Rani Laxmibai braved an entire army to the very end, without holding back in any which way. Watch the action packed trailer here and now.
#ManikarnikaTrailer makes a strong impact… #Manikarnika – The Queen Of Jhansi stars Kangana Ranaut in the lead… Directed by Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi and Kangana Ranaut… 25 Jan 2019 release… Link: https://t.co/OXxApUKVZC
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 18, 2018
Amitabh Bachchan’s voice acts as a voiceover in the background and the trailer shows how Rani Laxmibai is put on the throne after the death of her husband, the King of Jhansi. With sword fighting and horse riding all in one place, the trailer takes us through how Manikarnika, or Manu, goes on to become Rani Laxmibai, a queen and a warrior. The trailer also shows how the East India Company invades the kingdom of Jhansi, which isn’t ready for a hostile takeover.
Even with all the negativity and expectations surrounding Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, the release of the trailer comes as a pleasant and much awaited reprise. An ode to a woman who fought for freedom over a hundred sixty years ago with her head held high, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi was a story which needed to be told even if it is after almost 2 centuries. Directed by Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi and Kangana Ranaut, the film also stars Ishu Sengupta, Suresh Oberoi, Atul Kulkarni and Zeeshan Ayyub in key roles. Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi is scheduled to hit the screens on the 25th of January next year!
Simmba Song, Tere Bin Is Now Out!
After Aankh Marey, the Simmba team is back with yet another beautiful song titled Tere Bin! The second song from this movie is quite unlike the first, in the sense that it is a romantic track which will make you want to root for Ranveer Singh’s and Sara Ali Khan’s characters!
Tere Bin is a remake of the song Tere Bin Nahi Lagda Dil Mera Dholna by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and just like the original, this song is also just as soulful. Filmed in the scenic Switzerland, the second track from Simmba takes one down the nostalgic road of the 1990s. Listen to the track here!
#TereBin Out Now 💞https://t.co/8emFeeJ66X#RohitShetty @karanjohar #SaraAliKhan @SonuSood @RSPicturez @RelianceEnt @DharmaMovies @SimmbaTheFilm @TSeries @RFAKWorld @tanishkbagchi @AseesKaur @RashmiVerag @azeem2112 #Simmba
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) December 14, 2018
Written by Rashmi Virag and sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Asees Kaur, the revised version of the song reminds one of the classic songs in Yash Chopra’s films, where the lead pairs were seen romancing each other in picturesque hill stations. Simmba, a remake of Jr. NTR’s super hit movie, Temper, sees Ranveer Singh playing the role of a corrupt cop who changes his ways of life after a major incident takes place.
Directed by Rohit Shetty, Simmba sees Sara Ali Khan’s character playing the love interest of Ranveer Singh’s character. Simmba will also star Sonu Sood and Ashutosh Rana in negative roles. Simmba will not only have Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan starring together for the first time, it will also see Rohit Shetty and Ranveer Singh working together for the first time as well! If you missed the previous song from the film, listen to it here!
#AankhMarey droppin’ TOMORROW 😉😉#RohitShetty @karanjohar #SaraAliKhan @SonuSood @rspicturez @RelianceEnt @DharmaMovies @SimmbaTheFilm @TSeries @iAmNehaKakkar @MikaSingh @tanishkbagchi #ShabbirAhmed @azeem2112 #KumarSanu #Simmba pic.twitter.com/RQNST6BnGM
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) December 5, 2018
Simmba is scheduled to hit the screens on 28th December, 2018!
All About Bollywood And Fashion In 2018
Like every year, this past year in Bollywood was all about setting new trends, especially when it came to fashion. From bringing back jackets and ponchos, to making silver chic again, this last year has been exciting to say the least! Here’s everything which happened with fashion in Bollywood!
1. All that glitters is gold!
Move over bright reds and maroons, the year is for gold and ivory colours, at least when it comes to wedding clothes and styles. From Anamika Khanna (who designed an entire collection titled “Reinventing Nudes,”) to Jayanti Reddy and Payal Singhal, everyone loves these colours on them! In fact, even the celebrities are loving these new shades.
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2. Monochrome is the order of the season
While the last year was all about mixing colours and shades, the year 2018 was about black and white. Surprisingly, even the Lakme Fashion Week saw a large presence of these colours, with designers from Nikhil Thampi to Shantanu and Nikhil showcasing these colours in their collection!
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3. All about the pastels
This past year in fashion is all about embracing and accepting the softer shades of life. With large splashes of blues and pinks, designers like Anushree Reddy and Gaurang Shah dedicated entire collections to these colours! In fact, pastels are the only shades which are always around, no matter what.
4. All about the jackets, capes and ponchos
If you thought the time for jackets, capes and ponchos was long gone, then think again. From sheer capes to embellished ponchos and to embroidered dresses, this year was all about experimenting with styles from the good old days. If you are thinking of upping your wardrobe game, then you should definitely check out some uber cool styles by Rahul Mishra.
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PRISTINE | Daraz work from our spring 19 collection . “White, pristine, unblemished They say it is not a color I love white mists, clouds Lingering on blue mountains.” – John Matthew . . Preorder the look exclusively on @modaoperandi (link in Bio) . . Photo: @naina Text: @chinkisinha #preorder #rahulmishra #SS19 #modaoperandi #globalshipping #handmade #sustainablefashion #daraz #lucknow
5. Silver is the flavour of the season
All that glitters this year in fashion is not gold, but silver! In fact, it was such a brilliant colour and so loved by everyone, that even Karan Johar sported this colour with pride! Did you know, the ever flamboyant director dyed his hair silver for the Falguni Shane Peacock Collection? How chic is that?
6. Flowers for the win
Flowers may wither and die, but as a style statement, they are always in vogue. From Anita Dongre who took inspiration from “a garden of flowers” for her new collection, to Julie Shah who presented a new collection called Gulab Baug, all the designers are embracing this trend with a renewed vigour!
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Perfectly dressed for the royal winter wedding, @mira.kapoor glows in our beautifully handcrafted wine Nusrat Lehenga and a short kurti, intricately embroidered with our signature craft of #GottaPatti. Jewellery: @anitadongrepinkcity Styling: @delnanallaseth #AnitaDongre #AnitaDongreCouture #VelvetStories #AnitaDongreWeddingCouture #FineJewellery #MiraRajput #CelebrityCloset #HandEmbroidered #Zardozi #GottaPatti #AW18 #Winter2018 #AmbaniWedding #IshaAmbaniWedding
It goes without saying the last year was quite an exciting one in Bollywood, right? What do you think the coming year has in store for Bollywood and fashion? Comment and let us know!
Zero Song Husn Parcham Released
After a long, long wait, the makers of Zero finally released Husn Parcham, the most anticipated song from the Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma starrer. With a focus on Katrina Kaif’s character, Babita, the song is glamour, glitz and gold all the way through!
Composed by the musical duo, Ajay and Atul, this song was sung by Bhoomi Trivedi and Raja Kumari! The third song from Zero, this new version sees Babita sporting a retro avatar! In the video of Husn Parcham, Katrina Kaif is seen in multiple looks. Sporting a knotted Bobby blouse, bronze curly hair in one look and a red saree in another, everything about Katrina is exquisite in this song. Listen to it here!
Deewano ki ye bheed ab na hogi kam,
Aa gayi hai Babita Kumari lehraane Husn Parcham!
The most sizzling song of the year #HusnParcham out now!https://t.co/kgrcLJ72jV#KatrinaKaif @anushkasharma @aanandlrai @Mdzeeshanayyub @BoscoMartis @ajayatulonline @irshad_kamil
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) December 12, 2018
With Babita grooving to the beats in various settings, this new track sees a glimpse of this character in an avatar like this, which is not going to be shown again during the rest of the movie.
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) December 11, 2018
In fact, Katrina said so herself during a previous interview. “This is the only time you will see Babita, my character, in a glamorous avatar in the film.” She further added, “In reality, Babita is going through the darkest phase in her life. Her relationship is over. Her career is on the downhill, and she is dejected and vulnerable.”
With lyrics by Irshad Kamil, Husn Parcham was the third track after Mera Naam Tu and Issaqbaazi, which featured Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan. A story about a dwarf (Bauaa, played by Shah Rukh khan,) falling in love, Zero is scheduled to release on the 21st of December this year!
Cheat India Trailer Released
Cheat India, Emraan Hashmi’s first production, finally has a trailer to its name. While Hashmi and team gave us a series of posters and teasers as an idea of what to expect from the film, the just dropped trailer tell us exactly what the film is about.
With Emraan Hashmi in the lead, Cheat India highlights the other side of the Indian education system. The longer than 2 minutes trailer shows Emraan playing the role of a man who says there is nothing wrong in taking money from the rich if it helps the poor get to a better place. Watch the trailer here.
On your ‘marks’, get set, CHEAT…..
The #CheatIndiaTrailer you’ve been waiting for: https://t.co/6Rayx2lIol@parveenshahani @itsBhushanKumar @tanuj_garg @EllipsisEntt @TSeries @EmraanHFilms @atulkasbekar @bangdu @s_dhan13 @khannasunny #CheatIndia #NakalMeinHiAkalHai pic.twitter.com/i7KoFY1tC2
— emraan hashmi (@emraanhashmi) December 12, 2018
Gripping, tight and to the point, the trailer shows Hashmi’s character playing the role of a middleman. Taking money from the rich and paying members from the lower factions of society to write exams, Hashmi’s character is unapologetic with this scam. Moving far away from the cliches a story like this can have, Cheat India tells a story many of us have only read in the papers or seen on the news.
The trailer is extremely well made and makes the most of the time in hand, with Emraan Hashmi moving away from being the eternal “serial kisser.” The no nonsense trailer is a relief and quite an eye opener, giving one hope this film is going to be a refreshing change in the current time in the world of Bollywood movies.
Directed by Soumik Sen, this particular Emraan Hashmi starrer shows the world the underworld side of education and how people can go to any length to get what they want. Co produced by the makers of Tumhari Sulu and Neerja, Cheat India is scheduled to hit the screens on 25th January, 2019!
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