Arts & Leisure | Theater and Movies - Brecorder.com Stay updated with Business News, Pakistan news, Current world news and latest world news with Business Recorder.. Reviews, Bollywood news, hollywood news, Shah rukh khan http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure.html Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:15:15 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Sugar damages the brain, fortunately! it can be reversed http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/arts/293144-sugar-damages-the-brain-fortunately!-it-can-be-reversed.html http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/arts/293144-sugar-damages-the-brain-fortunately!-it-can-be-reversed.html imageBad news for sugar lovers, as too much sugar is not just bad for your teeth, it is worse for the brain, revealed a latest study.

According to Telegraph, researchers from the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) have found that fructose, which is a type of sugar found naturally in fruits and vegetables, and is also present in soft drinks and sweets, damages brain cells leading to a number of diseases, from diabetes, heart disease to Alzheimer's and ADH.

During an experiment, scientists fed a group of rats for one and half month, with fructose-rich water i.e. similar to a litre of soft drinks a day for humans. Then they put them in a maze, alongside rats which had drank only regular water. The rats which consumed fructose water took twice as long to navigate the maze then the water-only group, despite same level of training, which means that their memories were impaired.

The above statement might seems depressing for the ones with a sweet tooth. However, as per UCLA, researchers there is also a good news i.e. An omega-3 fatty acid known as docosahexaenoic acid, or simply DHa, helps to reverse these harmful changes produced by fructose.

A third group of rats which were with DHa rich solution as well as the fructose water were able to navigate through the maze almost as quickly as the water-only group.

“DHa changes not just one or two genes; it seems to push the entire gene pattern back to normal, which is remarkable,” said Xia Yang, a senior author of the study..

Now, from where would you get this DHa? It is found naturally in fish-especially salmon, nuts, and certain vegetables.

So, reduce your sugar consumption and switch to DHa rich diet to boost up your brain.

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ali24ki@yahoo.com (Ali Ahmed) Arts Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:19:49 +0000
Ex-Wife Jennifer Winget Has Lot to Say about Karan-Bipasha Wedding http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/lifestyle/293147-ex-wife-jennifer-winget-has-lot-to-say-about-karan-bipasha-wedding.html http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/lifestyle/293147-ex-wife-jennifer-winget-has-lot-to-say-about-karan-bipasha-wedding.html imageActors Karan Singh Grover and Bipasha Basu will soon tie a knot on April 30. Both the actors have been enjoying their pre-wedding ceremony on Friday. Karan’s ex-wife Jennifer Winget, after a long silence has a lot to say about the most anticipated Bollywood wedding.

In an interview to Hindustan Times, she said, “It was an experience, and an amazing roller-coaster ride. There were some happy and sad moments. But I know that I gave my 500% (to my marriage), and no one can point a finger at me. I don't regret a single day of my life. But, s**t happens. I don't feel bitter or hold any grudges. I am in a happy space. People might think otherwise, but that's not the case”.

Once Karan had revealed that he and Jennifer shouldn't have got married in the first place, to which Jennifer replied, “That’s his point of view. I can’t say anything about what he thinks”.

Talking about Karan’s third wedding to actress Bipasha Basu, she said, “I wish them good luck and a happy married life. I think they make an amazing couple. Marriage is a beautiful thing if two people work on it and want to be together. May God bless them. I feel love is an amazing thing, and if you can feel it for someone, it is great”.

Winget and Karan tied the knot in 2012, but within two years of their marriage, the two decided to go their separate ways. But it was only in January 2016 that their divorce came through. Karan is now all set to start his new chapter of life.

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asfiaafzal@gmail.com (Asfia Afzal) Lifestyle Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:13:25 +0000
News in Pictures; Celebrations Begins for Bipasha Basu, Karan Singh Grover http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/movies/293096-news-in-pictures;-celebrations-begins-for-bipasha-basu-karan-singh-grover.html http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/movies/293096-news-in-pictures;-celebrations-begins-for-bipasha-basu-karan-singh-grover.html imagePre-wedding celebrations of Bollywood actors Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover has begun. Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover's mehendi function is being held in Mumbai on April 29, a day before their wedding. Bipasha and Karan will tie the knot tomorrow (April 30).

For her mehendi, Bipasha picked a pink lehenga with printed underlay and matching box purse while Karan wore a white kurta pyjama.

Here are few pictures of their pre-wedding functions.

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asfiaafzal@gmail.com (Asfia Afzal) Movies Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:45:21 +0000
Kangana Ranaut Accused of Unstable Personality, Black Magic, Cocaine and Many More http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/lifestyle/293093-kangana-ranaut-accused-of-unstable-personality-black-magic-cocaine-and-many-more.html http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/lifestyle/293093-kangana-ranaut-accused-of-unstable-personality-black-magic-cocaine-and-many-more.html imageIn a shocking revelation, actor Adhayayan Suman who had once dated actress Kangana Ranaut has given the story (Hrithik-Kangana legal battle) a new and a very interesting twist. Adhayayan Suman’s interview to DNA India has shocked everyone. Here are few candid confessions and secrets he disclosed about the ‘Queen’ actress.

Adhyayan spoke about many instances which state that Kangana verbally and physically abused Adhyayan, he said, “One moment she made me feel loved and then in the next, it was like I was nobody in her life. I was standing at the bar alone when Kangana walked up to me said some actor at the party was trying to molest her. I felt protective towards her but I was at someone’s house and creating a scene would be rude so I told her ‘let’s go’. She went back to doing her thing. Later she came and told me let’s go right now. I was walking down the stairs with her, when she turned around and slapped me! She said, ‘M***, b**** B***ke! You are f***** jealous of my success!” The intensity of the slap was so hard I was almost crying. That was the first time she got violent”.

According to Adhyayan, she is a ‘Black Magic Woman’. He said, “Kangana took me to another astrologer called Pallavi who always gave positive news to Kangana and negative ones to me. I didn’t believe in all this but Kangana insisted I listen to her. One day Kangana called me at home in the night to do some puja. She had a small guest room in her apartment and she had covered it in black, including black curtains. There were some random statues of God, fire all around, some scary things kept puja. She asked me to chant some mantras, and locked me in. I was terrified. I didn’t do it and I came out and told her that I had. One day Pallavi said go to the graveyard at 12 am and throw these certain things. I was chilled to the bone! I didn’t go”.

Talking about her split personality, he said, “I remember Kangana physically abusing me in the car again. When we reached the hotel, in front of the media she was so normal. It was like interacting with a split personality. On one hand it was MC/BC and on the other it was ‘Baby I love you so much.”

He also told DNA that he got into a major argument with Kangana because he refused to snort cocaine with her in a party.

After making candid confessions, Suman has been receiving immense support from the fans as well as criticisms for garnering publicity.

He recently took to Twitter to clear his stance on this matter,

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asfiaafzal@gmail.com (Asfia Afzal) Lifestyle Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:51:13 +0000
Ex-Wife Sussanne Khan Breaks Silence on Hrithik-Kangana Affair http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/movies/292936-ex-wife-sussanne-khan-breaks-silence-on-hrithik-kangana-affair.html http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/movies/292936-ex-wife-sussanne-khan-breaks-silence-on-hrithik-kangana-affair.html imageFight between two Bollywood stars Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut has been taking a new turn with each passing day. With leaked emails to leaked cozy picture it’s getting uglier day by day. Ex-wife Sussanne Khan has now voiced her support in favour of the 42-year-old actor.

In response to some old pictures of Kangana and Hrithik doing rounds in the media, Sussanne has tweeted in favor of Hrithik along with a picture of hers with her ex-husband.

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The picture believed to have been taken at the ‘Krrish 3’ success party when the two co-stars posing for several pictures with actors like Dino Morea, Arjun Rampal, a few friends from the industry and even Sussanne Khan.

Director Sanjay Gupta also took to Twitter to reveal the truth.

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Hrithik has time and again denied being romantically involved with Kangana, who played his love interest in the superhero flick.

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asfiaafzal@gmail.com (Asfia Afzal) Movies Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:43:10 +0000
Now, you can delete 'awkward' messages, before the recipient reads them http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/arts/292928-now-you-can-delete-awkward-messages-before-the-recipient-reads-them.html http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/arts/292928-now-you-can-delete-awkward-messages-before-the-recipient-reads-them.html imageEver sent a message you regretted? Now, there’s a way to delete them before it reaches the recipient.

Every phone owner has to face this particular dilemma sometimes i.e. written a text message, clicked send and then regretted afterwards.

Finally there’s a way now to reverse your mistake just before the recipient reads it? How, you may ask, a new app has hit the shelves answering the questions we’ve all been waiting for.

According to Mirror Online, enters the ‘Protect Your Privates,’ an app which offers the much awaited security settings. If you've mistakenly sent a message you deeply regret, simply tap the 'recall' button and it just vanishes, magic isn’t it.

The app also erases your message from the server as well, which is similar to like you never sent a message at all.

As per the Inquirer, how the apple is able to do this? The answer is, the app comes with an end-to-end encryption, which deletes messages on both the users and recipients’ phones.

Also, if you're tense about the recipient taking a screenshot of one’s private message, then worry no more.

The report added, the new app also has a built-in function which disallows recipients from taking screen shots of photos and videos, while it also blocks the unauthorized sending and making copies of messages.

And finally, this app is currently available to download on iOS, and plans to extend to Windows and Android phones.

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ali24ki@yahoo.com (Ali Ahmed) Arts Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:28:18 +0000
Deepika Padukone Secretly Engaged? http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/lifestyle/292904-deepika-padukone-secretly-engaged.html http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/lifestyle/292904-deepika-padukone-secretly-engaged.html imageBollywood leggy beauty Deepika Padukone who is currently shooting for her debut Hollywood movie ‘XXX; Returns of Xander Cage’ in Toronto, has became the most talked about topic of today as Hema Malini’s morning post took everyone by surprise.

Veteran actress Hema Malini today posted a tweet congratulating Deepika on her engagement and what followed next was absolute madness.

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The fan and followers of Deepika Padukone were shocked to hear the news but as soon as fans started questioning about the same, Hema Malini clarify that it is not Deepika Padukone, but someone else named Deepika.

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It was a sigh of relieve for the fans, as everyone thought that Deepika Padukone might have got secretly engaged to her long time boyfriend Ranveer Singh in a hush-hush ceremony.

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asfiaafzal@gmail.com (Asfia Afzal) Lifestyle Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:23:45 +0000
Killing Freedom of Expression; Controversial ‘Maalik’ Banned Across Pakistan http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/movies/292889-killing-freedom-of-expression;-controversial-‘maalik’-banned-across-pakistan.html http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/movies/292889-killing-freedom-of-expression;-controversial-‘maalik’-banned-across-pakistan.html imageThree weeks after the Ashir Azeem’s directorial ‘Maalik’ premiered at theatres across Pakistan, the federal information ministry and Sindh government has slapped a ban on the film. No reason has been specified in the notification released, but the film has been accused by some quarters of promoting ethnic racism and showing Pakistani politicians in bad light.

“The information ministry reserves the right to ban any film at any time. Maalik has been banned because it shows a former chief minister as a man of corruption and opulence,” a ministry official, requesting anonymity, told a local media.

Though many movies had faced ban earlier by censor board of Pakistan but this is the first time government has intervened in the matter. Pakistani government has directly banned Ashir Azeem’s latest release.

Local cinemas have cancelled the movie's shows with immediate effect and are refunding the tickets following the ban.

In a series of tweets, Ashir Azeem condemn the ban on his movie,

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‘Maalik’ stars director Ashir Azeem himself as Major Asad, a former SSG Commando who now runs a private security company.

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asfiaafzal@gmail.com (Asfia Afzal) Movies Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:57:50 +0000
Salman Khan’s Exes Came To His Rescue http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/movies/292873-salman-khan’s-exes-came-to-his-rescue.html http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/movies/292873-salman-khan’s-exes-came-to-his-rescue.html imageBollywood superstar Salman Khan has been surrounded by a recent controversy as he was appointed as the India’s Goodwill Ambassador for Rio Olympics 2016. Ex-girlfriend Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Katrina Kaif along with the other Bollywood celebrities came in support of the actor.

At an event, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan openly supported Salman Khan as a Goodwill Ambassador for Olympics 2016. She said, “Anybody who is doing good to represent the country and anybody who is working or seeking or standing out for whatever vocation we have in the country be it sports, arts or music, I think that's wonderful and needs to be recognized,” Indian media reported.

Katrina Kaif left everyone amazed by her spontaneous response as she laughed off the entire issue by saying “What’s new about Salman courting controversy?”.

Veteran Bollywood actress Hema Malini also extended support to Khan on Monday in an interview to Deccan Chronicle and said, “That (2002 Hit and run case) was one percent of his life. For that you can’t lessen his popularity. If he is working for a good cause, then why not appreciate him for it?”

Veteran actress Kirron Kher also said, “I think when we choose someone like Salman Khan, it brings a lot of corporates in. We have a lot of games that are not cricket, and are in need of a lot of money to support the teams and coaches. The government does whatever it can do. I think, if he (Salman Khan) brings it all in with him, I think it is wonderful for all the sportsmen involved”.

“So, with deep amount of respect I would like to urge my peers and my juniors and seniors in the sports world to give some respect to someone like Salman Khan. He has been there for a long time and he has lasted a long time, there must be something in the gentleman that inspires all of us,” she added.

Indian sports and film fraternity has been divided into two with a recent controversy surrounding the ‘Sultan’ actor. While the Indian sportsmen believe that Salman Khan is not eligible to represent the country in event like Olympics, Indian film and TV fraternity think otherwise.

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asfiaafzal@gmail.com (Asfia Afzal) Movies Thu, 28 Apr 2016 06:10:04 +0000
US returns Pakistan’s stolen Buddha sculpture http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/arts/292871-us-returns-pakistan’s-stolen-buddha-sculpture.html http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/arts/292871-us-returns-pakistan’s-stolen-buddha-sculpture.html image

The US has returned the ancient sculpture of Buddha to Pakistan, which was stolen from Swat in 1980’s.

According to BBC, the rare sculpture of Buddha, dated back to 2nd Century, was taken from the Swat valley and smuggled to USA, the sculpture worth’s more than $1 million.

As per The Australian, the piece called ‘Buddhapada,’ was returned by New York prosecutors to Pakistani deputy chief of mission Rizwan Saeed Sheikh, who said that it will remain in the city for the time being and might possibly be put on display.

Sheikh said the Buddhapada was "an important element of the cultural history of Pakistan" and he was relieved to have it returned. The sculpture weighs nearly 250 kilograms.

The piece was "so much more than a piece of property," said Manhattan District Attorney, Cyrus R Vance Jr.

"It's an ancient piece that speaks to the history and culture of Pakistan that should be celebrated and protected," he told the Associated Press

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ali24ki@yahoo.com (Ali Ahmed) Arts Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:38:46 +0000
Watch; Angry Protestors Surround Kabir Khan at Karachi Airport http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/lifestyle/292870-watch;-angry-protestors-surround-kabir-khan-at-karachi-airport.html http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/lifestyle/292870-watch;-angry-protestors-surround-kabir-khan-at-karachi-airport.html imageIndian director Kabir Khan who recently came to Pakistan to attend a marketing conference was heckled at the Karachi airport on Tuesday by protesters who waved shoes at him and shouted anti-India slogans as he was about to board a plane for Lahore.

The protesters angry over what they called Khan’s ‘anti-Pakistan films’ questioned why he did not make similar movies about India’s premier spy agency, the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).

Soon after the incident, the ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ director said on Twitter,

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He was welcomed on Karachi airport with ‘shame, shame’ slogans, implying that the protesters already knew his departure timings.

Kabir Khan’s movie ‘Phantom’ had caused a controversy in Pakistan as it depicted the country in a bad light. The Saif Ali Khan-Katrina Kaif starrer was banned in the country.

Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi also took to social networking site to show respect to the Indian director who came as a guest to Pakistan.

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Across the border, Kabir Khan’s wife Mini Mathur talking about the incident said, “No he wasn’t attacked. There were these 12 protesters shooting their own protest on iphones outside the airport which was creating a hassle. He doesn’t support any kind of extremism either in this side or that side. He was unperturbed and he handled it very calmly. He was there on their invitation to speak on a marketing and innovation conference. There were people all around the world to talk about it. He was gone for one day and these people chose to express their protest for whatever reason, anyway Kabir is back and he’s safe and all is fine. Also he got a lot of love from them there and so 12 people protesting shouldn’t create a big dent,” Bollywood Life reported.

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