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The Undertaker: Akshay Kumar Reminds He Once Defeated WWE Legend

The Undertaker has been defeated by only a handful of superstars in his WWE career as he was a well-protected character in the company. Besides those lucky superstars from professional wrestling, there’s one more name who had also done that unthinkable, all the way back in the 90s who recently reminded about his accolade by noting the same on social media.

Top Bollywood Superstar Akshay Kumar took to Twitter to remind the world that he holds the honor of defeating WWE Legend The Undertaker. He did the same in a film, Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi, not inside the squared circle, of course.

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On the eve of the 25-year anniversary of his film Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi, Akshay Kumar shared a meme that also includes Brock Lesnar, Triple H, and Roman Reigns – three names who have defeated The Deadman in a WWE ring. The caption of the photo stated the following,

“A hilarious note to mark 25 years to the release of #KhiladiyonKaKhiladi tomorrow! A fun fact though: it was wrestler Brian Lee who played The Undertaker in the film.”

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As seen in the video below, Kumar defeated The Undertaker in a fight during the climax of the movie. As noted by the movie hero, it was Brian Lee who portrayed the character of Taker, and not Mark Callaway who was behind the legendary WWE gimmick. Wrestler Lee also defeated former WWE Superstar Crush in another fight sequence in the movie Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi.

The Undertaker is currently retired from WWE

It should be noted that Brian Lee was the man to impersonate The Undertaker on WWE TV in the mid-1990s. He involved in a feud with Callaway which resulted in an interesting Taker vs. Taker match for the headliner of SummerSlam 1994. Callaway continued with his Hall of Fame WWE career while Lee never showed up in the promotion, ever again.

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After serving the WWE Universe for more than 30 long years, The Undertaker hang up his boots for good after competing in the Boneyard Match at Wrestlemania 36 against AJ Styles. The critically acclaimed match was a cinematic match that took place in an outdoor setup. To be precise, Taker’s final match in a WWE ring took place at Extreme Rules 2019 where he teamed up with Roman Reigns to defeat Drew McIntyre and Shane McMahon in a tag team action.

Nikki Bella appeared to be a fan of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

In Pictures: WWE Star Nikki Bella Shares Fangirl Moment With Aishwarya Rai Bachchan!

WWE Superstars and the prime cast member of Total Bellas on E Network, Nikki Bella has surprised the netizens by sharing a throwback picture where they were apparently visited India.

The set of pictures had several snaps from their visit to Mumbai in 2007 as the were sent to the subcontinent by WWE for some ad campaigns. It seems to be their only visit to the country.

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The picture that left the social media buzzing about was the one where they were seen sharing the frame with Bollywood Queen Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

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Back then, the former Miss World was at the top of her acting career whereas Brie and Nikki Bella had just entered the WWE Universe following their stint in the Diva Search Hunt. So they ended up having a fangirl moment with the now Bachchan-bahu.

You may take a look at the several other pictures shared by Nikki Bella from their India trip. The Bella Army members from the subcontinent must have been shocked to learn that they did have a visit to the country, eleven years ago and worked in a campaign with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Here’s the caption as Nikki Bella seemed elated to share the picture,

“A flashback to 2007 when @thebriebella and I went to Mumbai, India for 11 days to film a commercial with @aishwaryaraibachchan_arb we fell in love with India, their culture, their food, their love, and light. We met so many incredible and unforgettable people on that trip to Bollywood. We hope to return one day to officially meet our India Bella Army! ❤️ I took so many photos! Think I need to put the rest on our YouTube channel along with the commercial! We did our own stunts in it! Was so cool!”

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Both the Bella Twins are former Divas champions in the WWE with Nikki Bella standing as the longest-reigning Divas Champion of all time with a reign that counts, 301 days.

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They have played a significant role to develop the women’s division, over the years. They have also been the backbone for the success of the reality series like Total Divas and Total Bellas on E Network. Thus both the Bella Twins earned their rights to get inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2020.

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At present, both Brie and Nikki Bella are weekly seen on season four of Total Bellas, every Wednesday night. It takes us through the journey of the Bellas over the course of last year where both the twins became pregnant, at the same time.

Brie will be having a baby for the second time with husband Daniel Bryan whereas Nikki Bella will have her first child with boyfriend Artem Chigvintsev.

Kareena Kapoor, Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan Names His Two Favourite Bollywood Actresses

The outbreak of coronavirus has triggered the game of cricket. All the matches have been postponed until further notice. Indian Premier League (IPL), which was scheduled to start from 29th March, has also been postponed till the circumstances get normal. With no matches lined up, the cricketers are engaging and entertaining fans through social media. The players have started live sessions on Instagram. Recently, Shikhar Dhawan had a candid chat with the youngster Shreyas Iyer. During the interaction, the Indian opener named two favourite actors.

Shikhar Dhawan discussed a range of topics with Iyer:

Shreyas and Dhawan talked about a range of topics. Dhawan spoke about his interest in music while Iyer showed some magic tricks. The southpaw also played the flute on Iyer’s request.

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Priyanka Chopra is Shikhar Dhawan’s favourite actress.

Shreyas started question-answer round with the senior player Dhawan. During the conversation, Dhawan named Bollywood divas Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra as his favourite actresses.

Shreyas and Dhawan both play for Delhi Capitals in IPL while the former being the captain of the team. The Indian opener was bought by DC in 2019 and has been retained for the impending season.

Shikhar Dhawan played a remarkable role for India:

Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer

IPL 2020 was an important season for Dhawan to prove his ability in the shortest format and make his place in the T20 World Cup 2020. When he got injured, KL Rahul gained his position and proved to be a profitable player for the team. The wicketkeeper-batsman is ahead of the left-hand batsman.

Dhawan has been in and out of the whole home season. He also got injured ahead of the T20I series against New Zealand. Rahul got the opportunity to open with Rohit, and he became the highest scorer in that T20I series.

So, the 34-year old needs to prove himself again to maintain his place in the shortest format. Well, the 13th edition of the most popular league’s fate is under dilemma; thus, Dhawan has fewer chances.

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KL Rahul and Athiya Shetty. Photo Credit: Twitter.

KL Rahul Taunts His Alleged Girlfriend Athiya Shetty For Baking Burnt Banana Bread

World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged social distancing and advised to stop mass gathering because of infectious coronavirus. It has triggered the sporting events as all the games have been called off. Thus, The players have got free time amid no matches. All of them are currently spending most of their time with their families, and that too, indoors. Team India’s cricketer KL Rahul seems to do the same with his alleged girlfriend Athiya Shetty.

Bollywood actress Athiya and Rahul have been spotted together many times by media but they didn’t have openly accepted their relationship. The duo keeps sharing the pictures which always increases the rumours of their dating.

KL Rahul, Athiya Shetty

KL Rahul shares a new post:

Recently, Rahul shared a couple of Instagram stories on his account. It also revealed Athiya was trying to bake banana bread. The Karnataka player captioned one story which read: “Gluten-free/sugar-free banana bread. Expectation. ”while the other read: “Reality”.

KL Rahul, Athiya Shetty, instagram stories

The actress also shared the story on her Instagram where she also admitted the banana bread was burnt.

In the recent past, KL Rahul has gained a permanent place in the Indian team. He was classic with his bat in the home series and also in the limited-overs series in New Zealand.

The 27-year old cricketer had also got the chance to don the gloves for the first time in the T20I series in New Zealand where he was impressive behind the stumps.

Besides, Rahul’s versatility and flexibility to bat at any given position have put Rishabh Pant’s place in danger while he has established himself as the No.1 choice for a wicketkeeper.

Meanwhile, BCCI called off the ODI series between India and South Africa at home. The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 has also been postponed till mid-April because of increasing COVID-19 cases in India.

As of now, 166 people have been tested positive in India and with the increasing cases, all the series will be shifted further.

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MS Dhoni (Image Credit: Google)

MS Dhoni Will Make Bollywood Debut Alongside Sanjay Dutt: Reports

Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni has not been seen playing in the ground since after the World Cup 2019. The player has fully utilised his vacation as he joined the Indian army, went with his family and friends to America where he played the golf tournament. And now the batsman is set to make an entry in Bollywood.

Dhoni can be labelled as a versatile- the perfect finisher, the captain cool, golf-player, a patriot and now will be Bollywood star. The player has already many contacts in the Bollywood industry since his autobiography has been released. He is also a good friend of John Abraham and also with Salman Khan as he is alway’s seen in the superstar’s birthday party.

The player has experience in sets as he has shot many advertisements. As per the reports, MS Dhoni will have a cameo role in the picture and the lead roles are Emraan Hashmi and Suniel Shetty. But the cast is still to be finalised.

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MS Dhoni. Credits: Diwakar Prasad via Hindustan Times

“Titled Doghouse, the film revolves around three underdogs and will have many big names in lead roles. While Sanjay Dutt is locked, the filmmakers are still finalising the other critical characters”, a source was quoted as saying to Peepingmoon.

The player is trying various professions but is silent for his career in cricket. Dhoni’s unavailability in cricket is increasing the speculation of his retirement. He has already missed three limited-overs series after the mega event. The wicket-keeper batsman missed the West Indies tour and then made himself unavailable for South Africa series in home ground. Now there are reports that he will miss the Bangladesh series on home ground.

Indian public and fans are desperate to see Dhoni in the ground. His replacement Rishabh Pant has given a degrading performance in recent matches. Well everybody will be eager to see their hero in movies.

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MS Dhoni (Image Credit: Twitter)

MS Dhoni To Make Career In Film Industry As A Producer??

Cricketers choose different careers after retirement. Some make their career in fields related to the sports like commentary, coaching or cricket administration. But some prefer the alternate field like acting or start their business. The former skipper MS Dhoni has not announced his retirement yet, but speculation of his further plans have begun.

He has acted in many advertisements and is the brand ambassador of the brands. Meantime, there are rumours that he will choose his career in film Industry.

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If we believe the report, he will be producing Bollywood films. According to reports, He is being contacted with actors form the industry, and they are ready to choose him as a producer. He has some prior experience in the industry as he has acted for small projects.

MS Dhoni connections in Bollywood

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MS Dhoni in Salman Khan’s Birthday party (Image Credit: Google)

The player has been contacts of many Bollywood actor. John Abraham has been his long friend. During the promotions of his biopic, he made some good contacts with moviemakers and Bollywood artist. He has been invited to every birthday party of Salman Khan. So according to it, he has some great connections.

Says a well-informed source, “Films have always interested Dhoni. He is a huge movie buff. When Neeraj Pandey made the biopic M.S Dhoni – The Untold Story, the superstar-cricketer got a chance to observe the entertainment industry up close. And Dhoni loved it. He was waiting for an opportune time to take the plunge.”

MS Dhoni had taken two months break and joined the Indian Army. He then went for a short trip to the US with Kedar Jadav. Everybody is eager to know what will be the next move of the former skipper.

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After his return from the Indian Army commitment, everyone was expecting that he will be the part of the Indian T20I squad for the upcoming South Africa tour of India. But he made himself unavailable for the selection which led to an increase in talk of his retirement.


Bollywood, sports stars wish Virat, Anushka a happily ever after

Mumbai, Dec 12: From megastar Amitabh Bachchan and ace filmmaker Karan Johar to master blaster Sachin Tendulkar and tennis star Sania Mirza — a host of celebrities from the Indian film and sports world got together in wishing a happily ever after to newly weds actress Anushka Sharma and cricket hero Virat Kohli.

Their nuptials — yet another union of Bollywood and cricket — were a close-knit family affair in Tuscany, Italy on Monday afternoon. They announced their new relationship status on social media, where congratulatory messages poured in soon after.

Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan tweeted: “Virat and Anushka, wishes and blessings on this most auspicious day in your lives. Happiness and togetherness ever.”

Karan sent out “tons of love” to the “beautiful couple”, and added: “I wish them and their loved ones the best years ahead.”

Actor Riteish Deshmukh quipped: “From now onwards Virat Kohli will happily be the vice captain at home… Hail the new captain Anushka Sharma.”

From the film industry, Sonam Kapoor, Neha Dhupia, Esha Gupta, Abhishek Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Ileana D’Cruz, Suniel Shetty, Varun Dhawana, Farhan Akhtar, Shraddhaa Kapoor, Kunal Kohli, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Abhishek Bachchan, Sridevi and Jacqueline Fernandez among others wished the “picture perfect” couple “marital bliss”.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) congratulated the couple and wished them “a very happy married life”.

Tendulkar said “Virushka” — an amalgam of Virat and Anushka’s names — “look wonderful together”.

Sania went “awee” on the couple’s endearing photographs, and tweeted: “Congratulations you two… You look lovely and so so happy. Wish you all the happiness in the world.”

Cricketer Harbhajan Singh tweeted: “Jug jug jeeve eh sohni Jodi… Rab hamesha khush rakhe (May this beautiful couple enjoy a long life. May God keep them happy always).”

Pacer Umesh Yadav, Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara, former BCCI President Anurag Thakur, ex-India Test opener Aakash Chopra, former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi, Indian women’s hockey team captain Rani Rampal, wrestler Geeta Phogat were others from the sports world to wish

The wedding was solemnised as per Hindu rituals at 2 p.m. in Italy with the bride and groom looking resplendent in ensembles by celebrated couturier Sabyasachi Mukherjee.

The couple, who has been together for four years, is said to have chosen a luxury heritage resort Borgo Finocchieto, a little over 100 km away from Florence, for their nuptials.

Sports Has Motivated Me To Do Greater Things In Life: Abhishek Bachchan

Discarding thoughts of any distraction, Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan feels working closely with sports franchises has motivated him “to do greater things in life”.

Junior B is the co-owner of football side Chennaiyin FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) and owner of Jaipur Pink Panthers in Pro Kabaddi League (PKL).

“I keep a balance in my schedules so that nothing gets affected. My involvement in sports allows me to interact with many athletes and that motivates me as well to do greater things in life,” Abhishek told IANS in an email interview in the backdrop of PKL season five which has four new outfits vying for top honours, making the competition a 12-team affair.  Video: Kohli Unhappy With DRS Ball-Tracker

“Sports must be a bigger part of every individual as it brings out your inner self which definitely helps you grow in whatever you do,” said Abhishek, who has been into sports business since 2014 with the football and kabaddi teams.

The fifth edition of the PKL began on Friday.

The final will be held on October 28 in Chennai, and 113 matches will be played during the season.

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“I am so proud that Kabaddi has passed every hurdle and is leaps and bounds ahead from where we had started three years ago,” Abhishek said.

“According to me, it has only achieved part of its total potential, there is still a lot of scope that this beautiful game has and it will surely reach there very soon. Additional four teams will definitely bring more talent and more opportunities for athletes in the country,” the 41-year old, slated to play poet and film lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi in his next flick, said.

Pink Panthers roped in all-rounder Manjeet Chillar for a whopping Rs 75.5 lakh, the highest bid in PKL history. Quizzed about the prized acquisition, Abhishek said: “Manjeet has been an amazing performer in the Pro Kabaddi League and the World Cup last year.”  Video: Ravindra Jadeja Mocks A Sri Lankan Player On Day 1

“His consistency has been substantial and he has already started fulfilling his role as a captain. His experience will obviously make the team more confident on the mat. My expectations? As any team owner would say, to win,” he added.

Abhishek asserted that the Pink Panthers, who won the inaugural season of the PKL, will be banking on their blend of youth and experience this year.

Jaipur Pink Panthers has always believed in young talent, which we have again shown faith in. We have been keen on creating a mixture of new players as well as key experienced strategists like Jasvir (Singh), Manjeet and Navneet (Gautam),” he said.

“This will definitely help the whole team to come out stronger and mightier on the mat. For me, it is about building more talent every season and I guess, we have always accomplished that at Jaipur Pink Panthers over the years.”  Bhajji, Raina, Kaif Hail Zaheer Being Named India Bowling Consultant

No One Like You: B-Town To ‘Captain Cool’ Dhoni

Mumbai, Jan 5 (IANS) Popular Bollywood celebrities like Salim Khan, Shekhar Kapur, Anupam Kher and Sushant Singh Rajput have saluted cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhonis contribution to the game after he stepped down as the skipper of India’s One-Day International (ODI) and T20 International sides.

Dhoni stumped all on Wednesday when he informed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that he is stepping down as the skipper.

The 35-year-old had already retired from Test cricket in December 2014 but continued to lead the national team in the shorter formats of the game. A glimpse of both his personal and professional life can be seen in his 2016 biopic “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story”, in which Sushant was seen as Dhoni.

After Dhoni’s announcement, various Bollywood celebrities took to Twitter to applaud his captaincy.

Here’s what these celebs have tweeted:

Salim Khan: Dhoni conducted himself like a gentleman in a gentleman’s game and set an unparalleled example to be followed. M. S. Dhoni.

Sushant Singh Rajput: There is no one like you. You’re the reason for millions of smiles. Take a bow my captain. M.S. Dhoni.

Shekhar Kapur: You made cricket exciting adventurous unpredictable glamorous. You gave us so many reasons to be proud. Thanks for these years captain cool. Dhoni.

Arjun Rampal: M.S. Dhoni one of the world’s finest cricketers, with the sharpest captaining skills and mind. You have many more games in you. Please don’t go. Dhoni.

Riteish Deshmukh: Dear M.S. Dhoni, you have been one of the finest captains this country has seen. Thank you for the cricket, the victories and the world cups. Respect.

Randeep Hooda: Great era of Indian captaincy comes to an end with you M.S. Dhoni. Captain cool took out of box decisions that worked.

Anupam Kher: Thank you M.S. Dhoni for making us feel euphoric and proud all these years. It was not only winnings but u also defined attitude for Indian cricket.

Saqib Saleem: M. S. Dhoni steps down as captain but not as a player. still tons of cricket left in him! We love you Mahi! Keep playing!

Erica Wiebe

Rio Olympics gold medallist Wiebe eyes Bollywood

New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Rio Olympics gold medallist Erica Wiebe, who competes for Canada, is considering Pro Wrestling League (PWL) Season 2 as the stepping stone towards getting action roles in Bollywood.

Recently scouted by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), Wiebe who won in the 75 kilogram category, is excited to participate in the second season of PWL, which will begin from January 2, 2017.

“I am a freestyle wrestler and I love to wrestle. Delighted to explore if anything interesting comes my way, more so from Bollywood, as many combat movies are made in India,” Wiebe said in a statement.

Bollywood films enjoy popularity in Canada. Wiebe said she would like to work in Bollywood since she knows that there is a large Indian community in Canada.