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The brave celebrities who fought cancer and won

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No one is prepared to hear those deadly words “You have cancer”. With more and more people surviving cancer, though it is not a death sentence anymore, the fear of cancer is still prevalent among the masses. Among the survivors of cancer are some celebrities who have helped in creating awareness in people about the prevalence of cancer and also spread hope about overcoming it. 

1. Yuvaraj Singh

Yuvaraj Singh, the man who hit six sixes in a row, left his fans shattered when he announced he was suffering from cancer.He was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his left lung in 2012 and got treated for it in the US. He is cancer free now and has also shared his experience of dealing with cancer in the book "The Test of My Life".

2. Manisha Koirala

Last year, Manisha Koirala of ‘Dil Se’ fame, fell unconscious and was admitted in a city hospital. After some tests, it was found that the 42-year-old actress was suffering from ovarian cancer. Her treatment took place in New York and she put up a good fight against the disease. She recently posted pictures of herself after her chemo sessions and is raring to come back and start shooting for films. Her doctors too have allowed her to do so as part of her healing process. Her strength and will power have inspired many.

3. Lisa Ray

he stunningly beautiful actress who shook the nation with the high-cut swimsuit in a commercial was diagnosed with multiple Myeloma in 2009. Lisa fought her battle with cancer away from the peering eyes of media. After winning her battle, Lisa came out with her story and shared her experience with people. In 2010, Lisa bravely announced to the world that she was free of cancer after the successful treatment involving stem cell transplant. 

4. Namrata Singh Gujral

Namrata Singh Gujral is an Indian American actress who is Sikh by faith. In 2008, the 32 year old young woman heard the dreaded words that she had breast cancer. Luckily the cancer was detected in the early stages which gave her an advantage in the fight with the dreaded disease. Namrata is the president of the UniGlobe Entertainment which is renowned for its docu-drama ‘1 a Minute’.  She has taken the initiative to make use of her production company’s platform to spread awareness and join hands to fight against breast cancer. 

5. Anurag Basu

Anurag Basu, the famed director of Barfi was suffering from acute promyelocytic leukemia – a type of blood cancer – in 2004. But rather than getting pessimistic about it, he did not let it affect his life and behaved as if he suffered from a common cold and not cancer even though doctors predicted that his chances of survival were only 50 per cent.He put up a brave face throughout his ordeal and came out of it as if nothing ever happened.

6. Mumtaz

The beloved bollywood beauty of yesteryears, Mumtaz has bravely fought and survived breast cancer of which she was diagnosed at the age of 54. She did not surrender herself to the strenuous sessions of surgery, chemo and radiation but picked herself and fought against the weight gain, fatigue and other side-effects bravely. 11 years down the lane, Mumtaz can still make heads turn around with her charm and beauty which she regained by following strict exercise including swimming, visits to gym, healthy diet and positive attitude. 

7. Devika Bhojwani

Devika Bhojwani is the vice president of Women’s Cancer Initiative. She survived breast cancer herself before starting this initiative. While dealing with it, she kept her thoughts positive and healed herself using reiki and chants. She came to know about her cancer at an early stage when she saw a sign for mammography in a hospital and decided to take it. Her initiative is in Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai and it helps raise awareness and funds for breast cancer. 

8. Barbara Mori

Barbara Mori made her Bollywood debut with Hrithik Roshan in Kites.The film didn’t go down so well with the audience but Barbara was often in the news. But many still don’t know that she is a cancer survivor. She was diagnosed with cancer in its early stage. Barbara later appeared in a documentary 1 a Minute where she talked about her survival against cancer.

posted Apr 27, 2016 by Sumana

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While they might be first rate stars today, But to persue career in bollywood  some  stars left their home and some cleared out their friends and family. Here are the battle story of bollywood big names. 


1. Kangana Ranaut 

It is said in regards to Kangana Ranaut that it was her youth dream to wind up a performing artist. She cleared out her school for acting, for which her dad slapped her too. In any case, Kangana has been arranged lastly she cleared out her home at 16 years old. In Delhi she performed numerous stage appears after that she came to Mumbai and began acting. "Criminal" which was discharged in 2006 was her first film. 


2. Aditi Rao Hydari 

Aditi Rao Hydari was just 21 years when she wedded administrator turned on-screen character Satydeep Mishra. For going into movies she cleared out her significant other, as well as she held her relationship under wraps. In 2013, She conceded in a meeting that she had been in a genuine relationship. She never talked about her marriage publically. In 2011, she made her bollywood debut from the motion picture 'Yeh Saali Zindagi' 


3. Nargis Fakri 

It is said that, for turning into a performing artist, Nargis Fakri left her home as well as, she additionally parted ways with her beau. As indicated by source, before getting hitched she needed to do numerous things throughout her life. So she moved out to India from US. In 2011, she made her bollywood debut from the motion picture "Rockstar." 


4. Naseeruddin Shah 

Naseeruddin Shah wrote in his Autobiography 'Then One Day' that he had a fantasy of working in movies. At 16 years old he cleared out his home for acting. At first, he acted as additional items in the motion pictures like "Aman" and 'Sapno Ka Saudagar.' His first film "Nishant" was discharged in 1975. Naseer has worked in more than 100 movies. 


5. Mallika Sherawat 

Mallika Sherawat had admitted in a meeting that she fled from home to satisfy her fantasy. In any case, her dad repudiated her and she was banned to utilize the surname Sherawat. Mallika took this surname from her mom. In 2003, her first film "Khwahish" was discharged. 


6. Chitrangada Singh 

In 2001, Chitrangada Singh got hitched to Jyoti Singh Randhawa. The couple has a child named Zorawar. As indicated by sources, Chitrangada left her significant other's home and was moved from Delhi to Mumbai. This had an immediate effect on her relationship and in 2014, the couple got separated. In 2003, she made her bollywood debut from the film 'Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi.' 


7. Bina Rai 

Popular performer Bina Rai's folks needed her not to go to the motion pictures, but rather she had decided. It is likewise said that to convence her folks, Bina went on craving strike. At long last, she inspired consent to come into the field of acting. She is known for her prominent motion pictures 'Anarkali', 'Taj Mahal' and "Ghunghat." 


8. Jeevan 

It was Jeevan's youth dream to wind up an on-screen character. He was enamored with bollywood. His granddad was senator and his family did not need him to be a performing artist. In this way, he cleared out his home at 18 years old and came to Mumbai. Around then, there were just 26 rupees in his pocket. Jeevan has worked in more than 60 movies. He got famousby assuming the part of Narad Muni.


We as a whole are insane for a specific VIP and can go to any degree to demonstrate our affection for him/her. Subsequent to viewing a motion picture, we welcome the star for his execution, yet do we understand the diligent work behind it? Big names have their own specific manner of working and put in loads of endeavors in order to get those applauds and shrieks.

Be that as it may, these stars are extremely specific about their agreements. They sign it painstakingly and incorporate certain provisos in it to guarantee there's no inconvenience while shooting. Clearly, on the off chance that they are working so hard, would it say it isn't defended to advance a few requests?

Let's take a look at 7 bollywood celebrities and their weird clauses in the contract that you may not know:

1. Salman Khan – No intimacy

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2. Shah Rukh Khan – No horse riding

A long time back, SRK experienced an extreme back torment because of steed riding; from that point forward, he said a no to ride a steed.

3. Priyanka Chopra – No nudity

Priyanka has picked up a great deal of notoriety in Hollywood as well. She has incorporated a "No-bareness" provision in her film contracts. The on-screen character has done likewise for "Quantico", the acclaimed American arrangement and "Baywatch", her new film.

4. Hrithik Roshan – Work more, earn more

Amid Mohenjo Daro , Hrithik had included an exceptional proviso in the agreement. The on-screen character said that on the off chance that he needs to work more (Due to undesirable deferrals) than the genuine calendar, he will charge more.

5. Sunny Leone – No kissing

Sunny Leone is well known for her hot scenes, however you will be astonished to realize that she has incorporated a "No kissing" provision. She is totally fine with insinuate scenes, however kissing is something she doesn't care for.

6. Akshay Kumar – No work on Sundays

In every one of the agreements, Akshay has said that he won't chip away at Sundays. May be he jumps at the chance to appreciate some family time. In any case, he broke this condition amid the motion pictures "Siblings" and "Quite a long time ago in Mumbai 2".

7. Kareena Kapoor – No kissing

After marriage, Kareena changed her statements. She is entirely against room scenes and kissing scenes now.


It will be a gross mistake if you believe that glamour and cricket have mixed only after the incarnation of the IPL (Indian Premier League), the relations between Bollywood and Cricket are existing for ages now. Just check out these jodis who are from Bollywood and Cricket and made a rocking pair.There have been numerous affairs between them but only a few have managed to awaken a great deal of media curiosity due to the glamour attached to both the professions.


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Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore

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Manoj Prabhakar and Farheen

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Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra

            In a classic case of clean bowled, cricketer Harbhajan Singh fell head over heels for The Train actress Geeta Basra whom he met through common friends.Even so, the shy spinner preferred to keep his affair under wraps in public.  The couple dated for a good 8 years before making it official last year around a traditional gurudwara ceremony inBhajji's hometown, Jalandhar.


Anirudha Srikkanth and Arthi Venkatesh

           Following in the footsteps of a famous batsman father is not an easy job but Krish Srikkanth's Anirudha is trying his best.Best known for scoring quick runs during his IPL stint as Chennai Super Kings opener, Aniruddha and his gorgeous model wife Arthi Venkatesh are quite the IT couple in Chennai's social circles. Arthi, her website states, 'has over 250 runway shows and 300 plus photoshoots to her credit.'


Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech

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Bollywood, the world's biggest film delivering Industry has existed for more than 100 years and has figured out how to make such a large number of benchmarks and records of which some have been recognized and some have gone unnoticed. For a few years now the 'Guinness Book of World Records' has recognized a portion of the accomplishments accomplished by India, Bollywood and its identities. Beneath we have distinguished 13 such Bollywood identities who've been enrolled and respected by the 'Guinness World Records' for their accomplishments. 


Sonakshi Sinha - Most peoplepainting their fingernails all the while 

The most recent Bollywood celeb contestant into the club, Sonakshi Sihna turned into a Guinness World Record holder for partaking in an occasion where a great many people painted their fingernails all the while. The occasion which harmonized with the festival of International Women's Day saw a few ladies members set the bizarre record. 


Abhishek Bachchan – Highest number of public appearances by a film star at various cities in 12 hours 

While advancing his film 'Delhi 6' in 2009, performing artist Abhishek Bachchan broke the current Guinness record of German on-screen characters Jorgen Vogel and Daniel Brohl for making the most noteworthy number of open appearances by a film star at various urban areas in 12 hours. He went by the EDM Mall in Ghaziabad, Spice at Noida, Crown Plaza in Faridabad, Select Citywalk, Ambience Mall and Central Mall in Chandigarh and Shoppers' Stop in Juhu in Mumbai. 


Amitabh Bachchan – Sang 'Shri Hanuman Chalisa' with 19 other prominent artists 

Incredible performing artist Amitabh Bachchan made a Guinness world record for turning into the main star to sing the reverential 'Shri Hanuman Chalisa' made by Shekhar Ravjiani out of the Vishal-Shekhar musical pair, alongside 19 other prominent artists which included Aadesh Shrivastava, Abhijit, Babul Supriyo, Hansraj Hans, Kailash Kher, Kay, Kumar Sanu, Kunal Ganjawala, Manoj Tiwari, Mukul Aggarwal, Prasoon Joshi, Roopkumar Rathod, Shaan, Shankar Mahadevan, Sonu Nigam, Sukhwinder Singh, Suresh Wadkar, Udit Narayan and Vinod Rathod. 


Katrina Kaif - Highest gaining Bollywood female star 

Like King Khan, Katrina Kaif too entered the Guinness Book of world records for turning into the most astounding acquiring Bollywood on-screen character of 2013, with income of 63.75 crore (637 m rupees; £6.38 m; $10.7 m). 


Shah Rukh Khan – Highest gaining Bollywood male star 

Lord Khan, effectively a standout amongst the most prominent Bollywood symbols right now, winds up in the Guinness Book of world records for garnish the Forbes list as the most noteworthy winning Bollywood on-screen character with an expected profit of 220.5 crore in 2013 (2.2 bn rupees; £22.08 m; $37.06 m). 


Kumar Sanu – Most number of songs recorded in a day 

Kumar Sanu who overwhelmed Bollywood playback singing in the 90's is likewise a Guinness world record holder for recording the most number of melodies (28) in a solitary day in 1993. He has murmured numerous hits which keep on being prevalent like Ab Tere Bin (Aashiqui), Sochenge Tumhe Pyaar (Deewana), Mera Dil Bhi (Saajan), Dheere Pyaar (Phool Aur Kaante), Yeh Kaali Aankhen (Baazigar), Tujhe Dekha To (Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge), Ek Ladki Ko Dekha (1942: A Love Story), and so forth. 


Sameer Anjaan – Most songs penned by a lyricist 

Child of the late lyricist Anjaan, Sameer has been presented upon the Guinness world record of penning the most number of melodies by a lyricist. Viewed as the most productive verse essayist that Bollywood has ever created, he has penned more than 3500 melodies in various dialects and keeps on developing by the day. A portion of the greatest chartbuster melodies throughout the years incorporate Nazar Ke Saamne (Aashiqui), Teri Ummeed Tera (Deewana), Dhak-Dhak Karne Laga (Beta), Mera Dil Bhi (Saajan), Ghunghat Ki Aad Se (Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke) and Tum Paas Aaye (Kuch Hota Hai), and so on. 


Jagdish Raj – Most cop rolls played on screen 

The late Jagdish Raj, who was known for playing the policeman in consistently Bollywood film gets himself a spot in the Guinness Book of world record for being 'the most pigeonhole on-screen character'. He assumed the part of a cop in almost 150 movies. Some of his important motion pictures incorporate Johnny Mera Naam, Silsila, Bol Radha Bol, and so forth. 


Asha Bhosle – Most tunes recorded by a playback singer

A singing profession crossing more than seven decades, it must be Asha Bhosle being recognized by the Guinness world record for recording the most (more than 11000) solo, two part harmonies and tune sponsored tunes in more than 20 Indian dialects. She has countless hit tunes amazingly like Jaaiye Aap Kahan (Mere Sanam), Dum Maro Dum (Hare Rama Hare Krishna), Piya Tu Ab To Aaja (Caravan), Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko (Yaadon Ki Baraat), Ho Jaa Rangeela Re (Rangeela), and so forth. 


Lalita Pawar – Longest movie vocation as a actress

Lalita Pawar strolled into the Guinness Book of world records for turning into the longest serving performer in Bollywood for consistently representing more than 70 years. She made her presentation at 12 years old and showed up in more than 700 movies in Hindi, Gujarati and Marathi. Some of her critical movies incorporate 'Anari', 'Shri 420' and 'Mr and Mrs 55', 'Junglee', and so forth. 


P. Jairaj - Longest movie profession as an actor

P. Jairaj has the pleasure of serving as the longest performing artist in Bollywood spreading over 70 years. The performer made his presentation as a lead in the quiet period in 1929, and went ahead to accomplish more than 300 movies. Later he changed to character parts before turning into the beneficiary of the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1980. 


Ashok Kumar – Longest vocation as a lead actor

Lovingly known as Dadamoni, Ashok Kumar was one of the main whizzes of the silver screen who ended up in the Guinness record books for having the longest vocation as a lead on-screen character which went on for five decades before moving to supporting parts. He made his introduction with 'Jeevan Naiya' in 1936 and did some huge movies like 'Achhut Kanya', 'Kismet', 'Mahal', 'Howrah Bridge', 'Raakhi', 'Aashirwad', 'Choti Si Baat' and 'Khubsoorat', and so on. 


The Kapoor's – Largest screen family with actors 

The Kapoor family is viewed as the principal group of Bollywood who've ruled the silver screen subsequent to 1929 to date. From Prithviraj Kapoor's dad, Basheswarnath Kapoor to Armaan Jain, the silver screen has seen five era's of the 'Kapoor khandaan' and keeps on developing by the day. With an astounding tally of more than 25 on-screen characters in the family it is yet common to discover a spot in the Guinness Book of world records.


Perhaps the Film industry is no short of actors who are Shakespeare’s fans, as he very well presumed that “good luck lies in odd numbers”. There are many actors who lived half of their lives in isolation and found their life partner very late. Many of them haven’t found out their love yet, and Salman Khan tops that list.  Here is a list of actors who did not give up and kept on the search which ended up on a happy note where they finally met their life partner after the failure of the first two marriages.


1. Karan Singh Grover

This actor never seemed to be satisfied with his love life as he fell in love twice but the love did not last long. Initially he got married to Shraddha Nigam in 2008 and seperated in 2009. He then fell in love with Jennifer Winget on the sets of “Dil mil gaye” but took divorce after 2 years. Lately he found  the bollywood’s bomb shell Bipasha Basu. This would be his third marriage.


2. Adnan Sami

The singer who is currently in a married relationship  with Roya Faryabi had to face hard times in his life when two of his earlier marriages failed. He  got married to actress Zeba Bakhtiar in 1993 but the marriage did not last for more than 3 years, which led him to marry the Dubai based girl Sabah Galaderi in 2001.


3. Sanjay Dutt

The actor found his love in Richa Sharma but was unsuccessful in keeping her for long, as she died in 1996 due to brain tumor. He later married model Rhea Pillai but the marriage was a failure. After some years of isolation, something hit Sanjay’s heart when he met Manyanta Dutt in 2008, and the couple tied knot.


4. Lucky Ali

He married  New Zealand based  Jane McCleary with whom he had 2 kids. The couple was happy until problems got induced in their relationship and he married Inaya after getting Divorced. The second marriage did not last any longer and he broke off the knot again. As of now he is married to the British model Kate Hallam and has a son named Dani.


5. Kabir Bedi

He is Pooja bedi’s father, and Pooja is the daughter of Kabir Bedi’s first wife Protima, who was a professional dancer. After the failure of his first marriage he tied knot with Susan Humphrey, and then Nikki Bedi. After the failure of three marriages, for the fourth time he ended up the chase on Parveen Dusanj!


6. Vidhu Vinod Chopra

His first two marriages were a flop, unlike his movies. Vinod got married to the film editor Renu Saluja and later Shabnam Sukhdev which did not end up on a happy note. Finally, he tied knot with Anupama Chopra and found true love.


7. Neelima Azeem

She got married to Pankaj Kapoor and gave Bollywood a super star named Shahid. Her marriage with Pankaj Kapoor however failed in 1984. She later got married to Rajesh Khattar but it didn’t work out. Later she tied knot with Ustaad Raja Ali khan in 2004


8. Kishor Kumar:

The trend of marrying more than once has been prevailing in the industry since the time of Kishore Daa. The actor cum music director failed in finding true love thrice. His first marriage with Ruma Guha failed after the birth of his son Amit Kumar. He then saw love in the actress Madhubala, but the unexpected death of the actress led to his third marriage with Yogita Bali. After getting separated from his third wife he ultimately got married to Leena Chandwarkar, who was an actress as well.

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