The trend of getting body parts insured, as I can tell from memory (because I want to give Google a break, and put my brain to work again), started with Jennifer Lopez and her famous posterior. It wasn’t too long before our very desi celebs took their body parts to the insurance agents and got them cover for a huge amount.Here are 10 Indian celebs who have their bodies or a part of it insured against a crazy sum of money.
Maria Sharapova, who retired at age of 32, was a star on and off the tennis court, reaching No. 1 in the rankings, winning five Grand Slam titles and making millions of dollars in endorsement deals. Here is a look at Maria Sharapova's illustrious tennis career:
Cricketer Hardik Pandya, who recently debuted on controversial TV chat show ‘Koffee with Karan’, made some shocking revelations that raised eyebrows of many. From openly admitting to stalking women on Instagram, Why he discontinued his studies and his eccentric fashion sense, he spoke length and breadth about his personal life on the show. Hardik even said that he is little from the ‘black’ (African) side and like to dress up like them. From flaunting his chiselled body to showing off his fancy and expensive bling, here are some of his Instagram posts that rightly proves cricketer Hardik Pandya is heavily inspired by the Black culture…
Madhya Pradesh batsman, Aryaman Birla, son of industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla, recently released a statement on Instagram saying that he would be taking an indefinite break from cricket to focus on his mental health. The young player had also been a part of Rajasthan Royals and played two seasons of IPL.Often a taboo subject, especially in sports where it is mostly about performance, winning and constantly exceeding expectations, discussions around mental health are slowly gaining momentum as more players come out with their stories of battling depression, anxiety and mental health issues.We take a look at the sports personalities who have opened up about their mental health struggles:
Throughout the world Friday, young people banded together to demand that world leaders headed to a United Nations summit in New York step up their efforts to combat climate change. The demonstrations, held from Canberra to Kabul to Paris to New York, were inspired in part by the activism of Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who over the past year has staged weekly demonstrations urging governments to take action to save the environment. The world has warmed about 1 degree Celsius (1.8 Fahrenheit) since before the Industrial Revolution, and scientists have attributed more than 90 per cent of the increase to emissions of heat-trapping gases from fuel-burning and other human activity
A photo editing app has resurfaced with new technology that allows realistically ageing of photos and celebrities have already joined the bandwagon in what is being called a FaceApp Challenge to show what they might look like in the future. Here's what celebrities posted;
The big fat wedding of Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta at Jio World Centre in Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai was garnered by a number of cricketers and Sachin Tendulkar and Mahela Jayawardene led the attendance. Check out the pics...
Tom Brady helped design a special edition of the Heuer 01 chronograph for Tag Heuer and debuted the watch on Sunday night at a presentation in Boston.
Bollywood industry comprises of talents that stretch beyond acting and dancing. Many of our actors and actresses are trained in sports as well. While some have started training after the start of their career, while some have left their skills for Bollywood. Here are names of some of the stars who could have easily been in sports if not acting.
These are actors who are sportsmen and we beleive that they could have easily earned laurels for India, had they played their sports instead of pursuing acting.
While bets were on Lady Gaga to get political during her half time performance, the Schuyler Sisters beat her to it.
Actress Sonakshi Sinha along with Rio Olympics bronze medalist, wrestler Sakshi Malik, announced the LikeAGirl campaign.Leading Feminine care brand Whisper celebrated its LikeAGirl campaign, now a nationwide movement, to reinforce the need to redefine the phrase Like A Girl.“I have evolved professionally and personally. I want to be the best version of myself and so should every girl on the country. Its important for every girl to understand that only our gender doesn’t and shouldn’t define who we are.“It’s important that our society realises this as well and that every girl is actively encouraged to do things she loves to do. My parents have always supported my decisions and haven’t pressurised me to not do certain things just because I am a girl,” Sonakshi Sinha said at the event here.Adding to this Sakshi Malik said: “I dont believe that girls can’t fight as hard as boys, as strong as boys, as confident as boys. Yes, we are built differently but we can always be as we want.“It is truly fantastic to be part of whispers LikeAGirl movement and play a part in redefining the phrase like a girl into a positive affirmation because girl is never an insult.”Whisper India has put out a challenge to all the girls in the country to take pride and display how they play, fight, run, drive and do anything that they love proudly likeagirl everyday in their lives.–IANSPhotos by YOGEN SHAH
Because Ryan Lochte fabricated a story about being held up at gunpoint in Rio during the 2016 Olympics, Speedo USA is terminating its relationship with him.
On Tuesday, rugby sevens debuted at the Rio Olympics. Rugby has been part of the Olympics in the past, the last time being the 1924 Paris Summer Games, but sevens is a faster version of the sport.In sevens, teams are made up of only seven players who go full-out for seven-minute halves. The athletes on the 12 squads selected for the Olympics are all-stars, like Carlin Isles, from the U.S., a college track champ turned Detroit Lion turned Olympic rugby player; Brazilian twins Felipe and Daniel Sancery; and New Zealand’s Sonny Bill Williams, who gave up a professional boxing career to play rugby full time.And these guys also happen to be ridiculously good-looking. So to kick off the sevens finals — which happens today at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC — Yahoo Style takes a look at the hottest players in the event.Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
Eugenie Bouchard’s Olympics journey was only short-lived, falling to Angelique Kerber in straight sets and then losing in doubles with partner Gabriela Dabrowski to Czechs Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova, both during the second round of tournament play. Neither loss can be blamed on any one specific hit, point, or serve, but a sports analyst seems to know exactly what went wrong: the Canadian was too distracted by beauty, fashion, and hair to get the gold.
During the preliminaries for the 100m women’s backstroke on Sunday, Kathleen Baker lost one of her earrings. As Baker told NBC, pearl earrings are “kind of her thing” and when she exited the pool the other day she only had one on even though she had both when she went in. Luckily, Baker’s pearl earring was returned to her before the medal race the next day where she took silver.
Gone are the days when models and movie stars enjoyed monopoly in fashion. These days politicians, writers and of course sports personalities are casting their heavy-weight influence over the wardrobe trends. Check out these 10 names from the world of sports who have been equally popular in the fashion arena as well.
You’ve probably seen Deepika Padukone’s fierce video for Nike, ‘Da Da Ding’, by now, where female athleticism is celebrated. Being a ex-badminton champ at a national level, Deepika emphasized on the importance of playing a sport. On one of her social media sites, she even wrote, “I want to say to every girl and every boy and every woman and every man…play a sport…because it changed my life…and it will change yours too! Sport has taught me how to survive! It has taught me how to fight! It has made me unstoppable!”But it’s not just Deepika, a lot of other Hollywood and Bollywood stars are into sports. Although, most of the Bollywood actors are football fanatics, who play regularly. Here are some celebrities who are also star athletes.Text by Saloni Dhruv
A touching video of a young Portuguese fan consoling a French fan after Portugal’s victory over France in the Euro 2016 final has gone viral on the internet. The little boy’s gesture serves as a redeeming end to Euro 2016 which was marred by fan violence as hooligans from England and Russia clashed in Marseille on the opening day of the tournament which led to an expulsion threat to both the teams from the event. Meanwhile it was a tough loss for France, who had won all their matches, saving for one ( they had a goalless draw against Switzerland in the group stages), whereas Portugal’s road to the finals was a tad less impressive with a sluggish start in the group stages, marked by three draws, not to mention Cristiano Ronaldo and his boys benefitting from a less challenging draw compared to that of the host nation.
A year back, Deepika Padukone opened up about her battle with depression, a bold gesture appreciated by many, for it was uncustomary for a celebrity in India to be candid about a condition like that which still has a lot of stigma attached to. Deepika then explained how difficult it was for many out there to understand or seek help for depression, an illness which often doesn’t come with any obvious physical manifestations. Deepika said she used to cry alone and then go in front of the people with a radiant smile and act as if she had things under her control, trying to inspire others about how to be successful, all the while fighting a lonely battle.
Serena Williams opted for sandals paired with her eye-catching bright red chiffon skirt and jewel-encrusted top for the Wimbledon winners' dinner in London.
Times sure flies, and before we realized, its already been 10 years that these have become an inseparable part of our reality. They our our favorite stars, most cherished movies, victorious players, and a few catastrophes we wish were only nightmares. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane.