Singer Armaan Malik says it is important for him to reinvent with every song. “It is really important to kind of reinvent with every release, and that is what I try to do. I always push myself to do that,” Armaan told IANS via Twitter. Talking about his third English single, he said, “’How many’ was me getting out of my comfort zone. I have never done something like this musically and even visually. I think it just keeps things interesting not only for me but also for the fans. They always want to see you in something new, so ‘How many’ is that. I will continue to do newer stuff that puts me in a different zone and challenges me.” — Correspondent
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Here’s what Jennifer Aniston’s ’11 11′ wrist tattoo mean
Washington [Us], March 6 (ANI): American actor Jennifer Aniston finally gave a little sneak peek into her decision of getting the magical number ’11 11′ tattoo on the inside of her wrist.
The ‘Friends’ star has ’11 11′, the magical number inked on the inside of her wrist and for years, fans have speculated about what made the actor to get this number tattooed on her body in 2018.
According to E! News, much of her fans have guessed that the numbers signify the birth date of the actor that is February 11 or a tribute to her beloved dog ‘Norman’ who died in 2011.
According to a post shared by her friend Andrea on Aniston’s birthday, the predictions are rolling out to be close to the fact.
To wish her bestie on February 11, Andrea wrote, “Can’t wait to celebrate and make more magical wishes! 11 11,” on Instagram along with a post that features both of them having the same tattoo.
Recently, on Andrea’s birthday, Aniston wished her by sharing the same photo. Alongside the snap, she noted, “Happy birthday to my forever sister from another mister @andreabenewald. 37 years and counting. And the best is yet to come.”
E! News reported that when ‘The Morning Show’ star shared the first glimpse of her tattoo in the year 2018, a source disclosed that the magical number signifies the star’s birthday and late pet Norman’s demise year 2011.
Not only this, but Aniston also had inked Norman’s name on the inside of her foot.
It’s unknown if the actress has any more tattoos, as these are the only ones visible on her arms and legs. (ANI)
Kareena Kapoor Khan recollects memories of completing 365 days on Instagram
New Delhi [India], March 6 (ANI): Bollywood actor Kareena Kapoor Khan on Saturday commemorated her one year on Instagram by posting a montage of her pictures and videos from last year.
The ‘Jab We Met’ actor who welcomed her second baby on February 15 shared a quick edited clip on her Instagram account that features the many pictures and videos that she shared on the photo-sharing platform in the last year.
From her Diwali break, husband Saif Ali Khan’s birthday bash, her Himachal Pradesh’s trip to her recent pregnancy pictures, Kapoor included all in the short clip.
Taking it to the caption, she wrote, “Shall continue to have fun…,” using heart emoticons.
With the post hitting more than six lakh views within a few minutes of being posted, scores of fans chimed into her comments section and left heart and lovestruck emoticons.
While the fans are still waiting for a glimpse of the second baby boy, Bebo’s this clip marks her third post on the photo-sharing platform after the baby’s birth. The first being a promotional post for her husband Saif Ali Khan’s upcoming film, ‘Bhoot Police’, and the second was her sun-kissed selfie picture flaunting her traditional pout. (ANI)
Sonam Kapoor digs out priceless childhood picture on sister Janhvi’s birthday
New Delhi [India], March 6 (ANI): Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor showered love over her younger sister and actor Janhvi Kapoor as she turned 24 on Saturday.
Sonam dug out a priceless throwback picture for wishing her cousin on the special occasion and posted it on Instagram.
The childhood picture of the duo sees the ‘Neerja’ actor holding the infant ‘Dhadak’ star while she sleeps on her lap.
The other two pictures in the series of the post are the throwback pictures of the sisters from an award show where both are seen hugging each other.
Alongside the post, Sonam penned a sweet note for the birthday girl and wrote, “My dearest Jaanu, wishing you nothing but lots of shine, sparkle and happiness. A total star, a bonafide diva and badass babe! Happy happy birthday my love. Miss you tones.”
Sonam Kapoor is the daughter of veteran actor Anil Kapoor, the younger brother of Indian film producer Boney Kapoor. While, Janhvi is the daughter of late legendary actor Sridevi, the second wife of Boney Kapoor.
Earlier, actor Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal and many others from the film industry wished the actor on her special day.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Janhvi Kapoor who is currently shooting for her upcoming Aanand L Rai helmed movie ‘Good Luck Jerry’ will be next seen in the horror-comedy drama ‘Roohi’, which is set to hit the big screens on March 11 this year. It also stars Rajkummar Rao and Varun Sharma in the lead roles. The film is based on the lines of the 2018 hit film ‘Stree’, which featured Shraddha Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao in lead roles.
On the other hand, Sonam Kapoor will be next seen in ‘Blind’, whose shoot kickstarted on December 28 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. It is a Bollywood remake of the 2011 released Korean crime-thriller of the same name, directed by Ahn Sang-hoon.
The movie is being directed by Shome Makhija and produced by Sujoy Ghosh, Avishek Ghosh, Manisha W, Prince Nahar, Sachin Nahar, and Hyunwoo Thomas Kim. ‘Blind’ is scheduled to release in 2021. (ANI)
Research reveals how pollutants affect fertility
Portsmouth [UK], March 6 (ANI): Researchers during a recent study found that individuals who lived near the South Coast of England were 6 times less fertile than any other lesser polluted location in the world. The study was conducted on shrimp-like creatures that lived in the survey area and were found to have 70 per cent less sperm, in comparison to those living in cleaner waters.
This discovery, published today in Aquatic Toxicology, mirrors similar findings in other creatures, including humans. The scientist leading research at the University of Portsmouth believes pollutants might be to blame, further highlighted by this latest research.
Professor Alex Ford, Professor of Biology, University of Portsmouth, says: “We normally study the effect of chemicals on species after the water has been treated. The shrimp that we have tested are often in untreated water. The study site suffers from stormwater surges, which are likely to become more common with climate change.”
“This means that the creatures could be exposed to lots of different contaminants via sewage, historical landfills, and legacy chemicals such as those in antifouling paints. There is a direct relationship between the incidence of high rainfall events and in the levels of untreated sewage.”
Professor Ford describes the shrimp as “the canary in the mine” – concerned that the plight of the shrimp is only just the tip of the iceberg in terms of fertility problems in male creatures, both great and small.
“It is thought that some male fertility problems are related to pollution,” said Professor Ford.
Most male fertility research has historically focused on vertebrate species. Very little is known about the effects of pollution on invertebrate fertility, especially those amphipods at the bottom of the food chain.
A decade ago University of Portsmouth scientists observed little shrimp with very low sperm counts in nearby Langstone Harbour. Surprised by such a result they decided to monitor the animals over the next 10 years.
When Marina Tenorio Botelho, a University of Portsmouth PHD student, could not continue with her lab-based research due to COVID restrictions she was given the task of data mining a decade’s worth of statistics. Her routine study uncovered a worrying reality that these animals have consistently low sperm similar to those in areas that are industrially contaminated.
Professor Ford explains that other marine creatures are also suffering: “We know that pollutants are affecting male fertility levels of all species. Killer whales around our coasts are contaminated with so many pollutants that some can’t reproduce. Recent studies have also suggested that harbour porpoises contaminated with highly toxic industrial compounds, known as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), have smaller testes.”
Researchers at the University of Portsmouth believe this new study feeds into wider studies on male fertility. Professor Ford says: “Researchers have been looking at worldwide declines in sperm counts of humans over the past 50 years. Research* has shown that in some countries, a boy born today will have half the sperm count of his grandfather and there are fears boys are getting critically close to being infertile.”
Marina Tenorio Botelho’s research also showed that female shrimp produce fewer numbers eggs and appear in low densities in the same waters. It suggests that because male shrimps’ capacity to fertilize females is compromised, the females in turn have fewer eggs. (ANI)
‘You shall always have my support’: Arjun Kapoor pens heart-warming birthday note for Janhvi
New Delhi [India], March 6 (ANI): Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor penned a heartfelt birthday note for her sister and actor Janhvi Kapoor on Saturday.
As the ‘Dhadak’ girl of Bollywood, actor Janhvi Kapoor ringed in her 24th birthday on Saturday, she received a plethora of warm wishes from her fans and the film industry on the occasion. But, it is her cousin brother Arjun Kapoor’s wish which grabbed everybody’s attention.
The ‘Panipat’ star shared a delightful picture of himself with the birthday girl where he seen walking ahead while holding Janhvi’s hand. The snap is a throwback picture from the ‘Koffee with Karan’ season 6 episode, when the brother-sister duo appeared for the first time together on a TV show.
Alongside the picture, Arjun wrote, “Happy birthday @janhvikapoor !!! I can’t promise much except like this picture you shall always have my support & hand wherever you go & whichever path you seek..”
To which, Janhvi replied, “Love you,” using a heart emoticon.
Janhvi Kapoor is the daughter of late legendary film actor Sridevi, the second wife of film producer Boney Kapoor. While, Arjun Kapoor is the son of Mona Shourie Kapoor, the first wife of Boney Kapoor.
Both Janhvi and Arjun share a great brother-sister bond together and often spotted spending family time with each other. The ‘Gunday’ star is very protective for her sisters, and has often admitted the same on various public platforms.
Earlier, in the day Bollywood stars including Alia Bhatt, Rajkummar Rao, Vicky Kaushal, and many others wished the birthday girl on her special day.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Janhvi Kapoor will next be seen in ‘Roohi’, which is set to hit the big screens on March 11 this year. It also stars Rajkummar Rao and Varun Sharma in the lead roles.
The upcoming horror-comedy is based on the lines of the 2018 hit film ‘Stree’, which featured Shraddha Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao in lead roles.
On the other hand, Arjun Kapoor, who was last seen in Ashutosh Gowarikar’s period drama ‘Panipat’ also has ‘Sardar Ka Grandson’, ‘Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar’, co-starring Parineeti Chopra, and ‘Bhoot Police’, co-starring Saif Ali Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Yami Gautam, and Javed Jaffrey, Fatima Sana Shaikh, and Ali Fazal in the pipeline. (ANI)
Johnny lever receives COVID-19 vaccine shot at Mumbai
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], March 6 (ANI): Veteran Bollywood actor and comedian Johnny Lever on Saturday received the COVID-19 vaccine shot in Mumbai.
The 63-year-old star took the jab of the COVID-19 vaccine at Mumbai’s BKC Vaccination Centre.
Earlier in the day, the ‘Dream Girl’ of Bollywood and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Hema Malini also received the vaccination and shared pictures from the session on her Twitter account.
The all smiles picture sees the actor posing with the team of medical workers while getting the vaccine shot.
The comedy king of Bollywood became the latest addition to the list of celebrities who have taken the vaccination.
Earlier stars like Hema Malini, Saif Ali Khan, Kamal Haasan, and Satish Shah had also received the vaccination shots.
On a related note, several leading Bollywood stars had contracted the deadly disease earlier. Actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Arjun Kapoor, Malaika Arora, and others have been infected with the virus.
In March 2020, Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor, who rose to fame with her song ‘Baby Doll’, became the first Bollywood celebrity to become a victim of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Johnny Lever will be next seen in Rohit Shetty’s comedy drama ‘Cirkus’. The cast of the upcoming film also includes Ranveer Singh, Jacqueline Fernandez, Pooja Hegde, and Varun Sharma. Rohit, who will be directing and producing the film, has collaborated with Bhushan Kumar for the first time.
The film, which is currently being shot, is expected to release in the winter of 2021. (ANI)
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