Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has revealed that he drinks cow urine every day for ayurvedic reasons, reports Indian media.
The actor, who is currently shooting in Scotland for his upcoming film "BellBottom" with Huma Qureshi and Lara Dutta Bhupathi, joined British adventurer and host Bear Grylls for an Instagram Live, to talk about going on a jungle adventure with him.
When Huma asked Akshay how he convinced himself to drink elephant poop tea on the show, Akshay said: "I wasn't worried. I was too excited to be worried. I have cow urine because of ayurvedic reasons every day, so that was okay."
Akshay Kumar is unquestionably one of the fittest actors in Bollywood. He follows a strict diet and workout routine and has always been vocal about the benefits of adopting a healthy lifestyle habit. Recently, the Bollywood star in an Instagram live session with wildlife adventurer Bear Grylls shared a little secret of his fit physique by revealing that he drinks cow urine every day, reports Times of India.
Soon after Akshay Kumar made the revelation, hundreds of his fans were Googling to see if cow urine actually had medicinal properties.
For long, there has been a debate on whether cow urine can actually magically cure a number of diseases, like cancer or even coronavirus. In fact, several Indian politicians have recommended drinking cow urine if they want to ward of the novel coronavirus.
In July 2020, West Bengal BJP President and Lok Sabha MP, Dilip Ghosh, said that cow urine can cure coronavirus.
"If I talk about cows, people fall sick. I tell them a donkey will not understand the worth of cow. This is India, the land of Lord Krishna and here cows are God, we worship. We will have cow urine to stay healthy. Take ayurvedic medicine and don't worry," said Dilip Ghosh.
Back in April this year when the coronavirus pandemic was in its initial phases, fake news and WhatsApp forwards also suggested something similar - that cow urine can strengthen immunity and fend off the virus.
But a group of scientists on a warpath to fight the fake news infodemic, debunked all such claims.
Not just coronavirus. There have also been claims that cow urine, or gaumutra, can cure cancer. Well, to put it clearly and simply, it does not.
Veteran Bangladeshi actor KS Firoz, known for portraying versatile characters in television, theatre and films, passed away on Wednesday at CMH at the age of 76
The actor died at 6:20am on Wednesday at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH). He was suffering from pneumonia. He had fever and breathing difficulties, according to family sources.
"My soldier father, Major Khandaker Shaheed Uddin Firoz (Retd.) (popularly known as K S Firoz) breathed his last at 6:20am today at CMH and is now sleeping peacefully", his youngest daughter Preetu Firoz said.
As per his wish, he will be laid to rest at Banani Army Graveyard after Zuhr on Wednesday following Armed Forces’ Last Respect Drill, Preetu further informed in a Facebook post.
As an integral part of drama unit 'Theatre', Firoz acted in popular plays such as 'Shaat Ghaat er Kanakori', 'Rakkhoshee' and Bengali adaptation of William Shakespear's 'King Lear'. He later became the President of Theatre.
His first television drama was 'Dweep Tobuo Jwoley', produced by Jaman Ali Khan for BTV.
KS Firoz joined the Bangladesh Army in 1967. He retired from the Army as a Major in 1977. He married his wife Madhobi in 1974.
With the movie 'Lawarish', Firoz debuted in Bangladeshi film industry. After a long hiatus from the silver screen, he returned in Abu Sayeed directed film 'Shankhonad' (2004). He went on acting in Sayeed's film 'Banshi' (2007), Murad Parvez directed 'Chandragrohon' (2008) and 'Brihonnola' (2014).
Prior to his death, he acted in Sokal Ahmed directed drama 'Fulmohol' and 'Shunnota' by Moniruzzaman
The actor left behind his wife Madhobi Firoz, eldest daughter Nadia Firoz, second daughter K Sadia Firoz and youngest daughter Preetu Firoz; sons-in-law Asif Iqbal, Atique Alam and Salman Sadiq Khan, grandsons Fayez Iqbal, Zohan and Abia.
'Invisible Stories', an HBO original drama series starring Bangladeshi actor Sudip Biswas Deep in a major role, has received the award for Best Asian Drama in the ContentAsia Awards.
Former wrestler Dwayne Johnson, popularly known as "The Rock" said he along with his wife and his two daughters had all contracted Covid-19 two-and half weeks ago.
‘The Rock’, who is now the world's highest-paid actor, said he along with his family caught the virus despite being "disciplined" about health protection, reports BBC.
He said the positive tests were "a kick in the gut".Now, he added: "We're on the other end of it and no longer contagious. Thank God, we're healthy."
Johnson, 48, said he, his wife Lauren, 35, and their daughters Jasmine and Tiana, aged four and two, contracted the virus about two-and-a-half weeks ago.
They caught it from "very close family friends" who, in turn, had no idea how they had been infected.
"I can tell you that this has been one of the most challenging and difficult things we have ever had to endure as a family," Johnson said in a video posted on his Instagram account.
"Testing positive for Covid-19 is much different than overcoming nasty injuries, or being evicted or even being broke, which I have been more than a few times," he added.
"My number one priority is to always protect my family."
"We are counting our blessings right now because we're well aware that it isn't always the case that you get on the other end of Covid-19 stronger and healthier," said Johnson.
"It baffles me that some people out there, including some politicians, will take this idea of wearing masks and make it part of a political agenda.
"It has nothing to do with politics. Wear your mask. It is a fact. And it is the right thing to do."
Dwayne Johnson followed his father Rocky to become a professional wrestler and a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star.
He became a huge success in the sport before turning to acting, starring in blockbuster movies such as The Scorpion King, Fast & Furious 6 and the Jumanji franchise.
The former wrestler reportedly earned $87.5m (£67m) in the year to June, including $23.5m for the Netflix thriller Red Notice.
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Mustafa Monwar, a prolific artist, fine-arts professor and media personality of the country, turns 85 on Tuesday.
Born on September 1, 1935 in Jashore to renowned poet Golam Mostafa - the Ekushey Padak winner eminent artist has served the country through being a maestro in the field of arts, after Bangladesh's independence in 1971.
The former chairman of Bangladesh Shishu Academy, Mustafa Monwar is known as one of the popular entertainers to the children all over the country and the "Puppet Man of Bangladesh", for his brilliant contribution as a masterful puppeteer.
During the Liberation War in 1971, he organized puppet shows at the refugee camps in West Bengal to make people aware about the war.
His television puppet show ‘Moner Kotha’ ran on BTV for 12 years, narrating the story of 'Parul' - a little girl, and her seven brothers who were cursed and turned into 'Champa' flowers, based on the folklore ‘Saat Bhai Champa’.
The show garnered him widespread popularity in the 90's, for creating social awareness on important issues through the thought-provoking yet entertaining conversations of the puppets.
A former professor of the Department of Drawing and Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Dhaka University - Monwar started his career as a lecturer at the East Pakistan College of Arts and Crafts, after graduating from the Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata obtaining brilliant results.
In his illustrious and successful career, he held the position of director general at Bangladesh Television (BTV), Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy and the National Media Institute. He also served as a managing director of the FDC, and the founder president of Directors Guild Bangladesh.
Still holding the affection and dedication to puppetry, Monwar is running the Dhaka-based organization, Educational Puppet Development Centre (EPDC). He is the Bangladesh representative of the Denmark-based International Puppet Development Centre.
This eminent art maestro has earned the prestigious All India Fine Arts Competition award, Zainul Abedin Gold Medal and most notably country’s second-highest civilian honor, the Ekushey Padak in 2004..