7 Bollywood Relationships That Will Make You Believe In True Love

7 Bollywood Relationships That Will Make You Believe In True Love

Love is in the air, everyone, and it's hitting India's most famous film industry.

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It's an industry known for its romantic movies, intricate dance numbers and cinematic presence — Bollywood: India's crown jewel of entertainment. Ever since I was a child, I've been watching classics from the industry and know it for its flamboyant and grandiose displays of love. But, that love isn't only limited to the movies.

Lately, it's been the season of marriages and relationships in Bollywood. Multiple couples are tying the knot, while others are in strong relationships. Here are seven of those relationships, and after seeing them, you'll see that Bollywood's love has spread outside the movie world.

1. Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja

She's the daughter of famed actor Anil Kapoor, an established actress, and a known fashion icon. He's a prominent businessman but not from the industry. Seemingly from two different worlds, yet now they're married! Every time she posts a picture with her husband, she captions it with "#EverydayPhenomenal." Ah, young love.

2. Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli

She's a famed actress, and he's a well-known cricketer. Another marriage between somebody from the industry and someone from an entirely different field. But yet, it's a match (see the pun I added there?) made in heaven. The two tied the knot last year and are still doing great!

3. Arpita Khan and Aayush Sharma

Arpita Khan is the sister of the famed actor Salman Khan and a member of the powerful Khan family. Neither her nor Aayush were in the industry until the recent release of Aayush's film. Their wedding was known to be a lavish and decadent affair. And today, they're still going strong and have a young son.

4. Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas

These two are not married. But, they were engaged this year. She's a famous actress, singer and model, and he's a famous singer and actor. She's from Bollywood, and he's from Hollywood. It's the perfect merging of two cinematic worlds!

5. Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh

This one is the most recent wedding out of the bunch. Both of them are famous Bollywood actors, have worked together in multiple films and have recently announced that they will be getting married this coming November. Who's excited? Mark your calendars everyone!

6. Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan. 

These two were married more than a decade ago. He's the son of a famous actor and an actor himself, while she's also an actor and a former beauty queen. Together, the two have a daughter.

7. Shahrukh Khan and Gauri Khan

This one is a favorite of mine, an oldie but a goodie. Married for more than 20 years, the two have three children and have been touted as one of Bollywood's most consistent and strong couples.

There it is everyone: seven Bollywood relationships. Doesn't it seem like a movie playing out in real life?

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Why High School Musicals Should Be As Respected As Sports Programs Are

The arts are important, too.
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When I was in middle school and high school, I felt like I lived for the musicals that my school orchestrated.

For those of you who don't know, a musical is an onstage performance wherein actors take on roles that involve singing, and often dancing, to progress the plot of the story. While it may sound a little bit nerdy to get up in front of an audience to perform in this manner, this is something you cannot knock until you try it.

For some reason, though, many public schools have de-funded arts programs that would allow these musicals to occur, while increasing the funding for sports teams. There are a few things that are being forgotten when sports are valued more than musical programs in high schools.

Much like athletic hobbies, an actor must try-out, or audition, to participate in a musical. Those best suited for each role will be cast, and those who would not fit well are not given a part. While this may sound similar to trying out for say, basketball, it is an apples to oranges comparison.

At a basketball try-out, those who have the most experience doing a lay-up or shooting a foul shot will be more likely to succeed, no questions asked. However, for an audition, it is common to have to learn a piece of choreography upon walking in, and a potential cast member will be required to sing a selected piece with only a few days of preparation.

There are many more variables involved with an audition that makes it that much more nerve-racking.

The cast of a school musical will often rehearse for several months to perfect their roles, with only several nights of performance at the end. Many sports practice for three or four days between each of their respective competitions. While this may seem to make sports more grueling, this is not always the case.

Musicals have very little pay-off for a large amount of effort, while athletic activities have more frequent displays of their efforts.

Athletes are not encouraged to but are allowed to make mistakes. This is simply not allowed for someone in a musical, because certain lines or entrances may be integral to the plot.

Sometimes, because of all the quick changes and the sweat from big dance numbers, the stage makeup just starts to smear. Despite this, an actor must smile through it all. This is the part of musicals that no sport has: introspection.

An actor must think about how he or she would respond in a given situation, be it saddening, maddening, frightening, or delightful. There is no sport that requires the knowledge of human emotion, and there is especially no sport that requires an athlete to mimic such emotion. This type of emotional exercise helps with communications and relationships.

Sports are great, don't get me wrong. I loved playing volleyball, basketball, track, and swimming, but there were no experiences quite like those from a musical. Sports challenge the body with slight amounts of tactic, while musicals require much physical and mental endurance.

The next time you hear someone say that it's “just a musical," just remember that musicals deserve as much respect as sports, since they are just as, if not more demanding.

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10 Shows To Watch If You're Sick Of 'The Office'

You can only watch it so many times...

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"The Office" is a great show, and is super easy to binge watch over and over again! But if you're like me and you're looking for something new to binge, why not give some of these a try? These comedies (or unintentional comedies) are a great way to branch out and watch something new.

1. "New Girl"

A show about a group of friends living in an apartment in a big city? Sound familiar? But seriously, this show is original and fresh, and Nick Miller is an icon.

2. "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"

Ya'll have been sleeping on this show. It's a musical comedy about a girl that follows her ex boyfriend across the country. I thought it sounded horrible so I put it off for WAY too long, but then I realized how incredible the cast, music, writing, and just EVERYTHING. It really brings important issues to light, and I can't say too much without spoiling it. Rachel Bloom (the creator of the show) is a woman ahead of her time.

3. "Jane the Virgin"

I know... another CW show. But both are so incredible! Jane The Virgin is a tongue-in-cheek comedy and parody of telenovelas. It has so many twists and turns, but somehow you find yourself laughing with the family.

4. "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been in popular news lately since its cancellation by Fox and sequential pickup by NBC. It's an amazing show about cops in, you guessed it, Brooklyn. Created by the amazing Michael Schur, it's a safe bet that if you loved "The Office" you'll also love his series "Brooklyn Nine-Nine".

5. "The Good Place"

Another series created by the talented Micael Schur, it's safe to say you've probably already heard about this fantasy-comedy series. With a wonderful cast and writing that will keep you on your toes, the show is another safe bet.

6. "Fresh Off The Boat"

Seriously, I don't know why more people don't watch this show. "Fresh Off The Boat" focuses on an Asian family living in Orlando in the mid 90s. Randall Parks plays a character who is the polar opposite of his character in "The Interview" (Yeah, remember that horrifying movie?) and Constance Wu is wonderful as always.

7. "Full House"

Why not go back to the basics? If you're looking for a nostalgic comedy, go back all the way to the early days of Full House. If you're a '98-'00 baby like me, you probably grew up watching the Tanner family on Nick at Night. The entire series is available on Hulu, so if all else fails just watch Uncle Jesse and Rebecca fall in love again or Michelle fall off a horse and somehow lose her memory.

8. "Secret Life of the American Teenager"

Okay, this show is not a comedy, but I have never laughed so hard in my life. It's off Netflix but it's still on Hulu, so you can watch this masterpiece there. Watch the terrible acting and nonsense plot twists drive this show into the ground. Somehow everyone in this school dates each other? And also has a baby? You just have to watch. It might be my favorite show of all time.

9. "Scrubs"

Another old show that is worth watching. If you ignore the last season, Scrubs is a worthwhile medical comedy about doctors in both their personal and medical life. JD and Turk's relationship is one to be jealous of, and one hilarious to watch. Emotional at times, this medical drama is superior to any medical drama that's out now.

10. "Superstore"

I was resistant to watch this one at first, because it looked cheesy. But once I started watching I loved it! The show is a workplace comedy, one you're sure to love if you can relate to working in retail. If you liked the Office, you'll like Superstore!

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