Superstar Salman Khan says that he doesn’t do ‘meaningful films’ but his movies carry ‘huge messages’.
It was in 1988 that Salman made a splash in Bollywood as an actor in ‘Biwi Ho To Aisi’. The ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’ star added muscle to his filmography with hit films like ‘Karan Arjun’, ‘Judwaa’, ‘Biwi No.1’, ‘Wanted’, ‘Dabangg’ and ‘Kick’ that presented him as the quintessential hero.
What about playing a villain?
“Villain? I can’t. I don’t want to because if I play it really well then people will get impressed by me and they will start behaving like villains. What I am doing in films… my films have huge messages in them…all my films. The message is that keep away from the wrong and do the right thing,” Salman, who has as many as 34.4 million followers on Twitter, said in response to a question by IANS.
“I don’t do messages like ‘meaningful films’,” he said and burst into laughter.
Then referring to his dialogues from films, he asked what can be a bigger message than ‘Swagat nahi karoge hamara?’ or ‘Mujh par ek ehsaan karna, ki mujh par koi ehsaan na karna’ or ‘Ek baar jo maine commitment kar di, fir main apne aap ki bhi nahi sunta’.
Looking back at his acting journey that started 30 years ago, he shared: “It seems like it happened a few days ago. I saw one girl, an air hostess. She said ‘Hi, how are you? How is it going? Having a good flight?'”
It took him a while to figure out who the air hostess was.
“Then I read the name – Renu Arya. She was the heroine (in ‘Biwi Ho To Aisi’),” he said.
He also spoke about the turning point in his professional life.
“All the big hit films as well as the disaster ones have been turning points,” said the ‘Tubelight’ actor.
Apart from bashing up the bad guys or romancing actresses on the big screen and producing films, Salman also serves as a host of TV shows — ‘Bigg Boss’ being his forthcoming one.
The 52-year-old feels that his work is one of the reasons for his fitness body.
“Anybody who is working will always be fit, especially in my industry. We do songs, action scenes and dance. Till the time you are working, you will always be fit. But desk job… the entire day, you are sitting.
“So, cardio is not there. Then your body gets used to that kind of a lifestyle,” said Salman, also known for taking his shirt off and flaunting his fabulous abs.
On the personal front, the son of veteran screenwriter Salim Khan feels that he is an obedient son.
“I would say yes. I think they (his parents) might differ. It’s just that you guys (media) sometimes make me look very disobedient and irresponsible towards my country,” said Salman, who is controversy’s favourite child.
Bose Frames AR Audio Sunglasses Launched in India, Priced at Rs. 21,900
Over a year after originally showcasing its audio AR sunglasses, Bose is bringing them to the Indian market. The company on Thursday announced that the sunglasses, which are simply known as Bose Frames, will go on sale beginning next week in the country alongside Bose Frames Lens Collection. The Bose Frames combine three functionalities into one device – premium sunglasses, wireless headphones, and audio AR features. The Bose Frames are the company’s first product to be based on the company’s AR platform.
The Bose Frames carry a price tag of Rs. 21,900 and will be offered in two universal styles – the larger Alto and the smaller Rondo. The Bose Frames Lens Collection of non-polarised and polarised lenses will retail at Rs. 1,990 and Rs. 2,990, respectively. The sales open June 20 via select resellers and Bose stores in the country.
The Bose Frames are essentially a pair of sunglasses that pack a tiny Bose audio system in the temples. This audio system effectively turns them into a wireless pair of headphones. The Bose Frames also include a microphone and multi-function button on the right temple for power and pairing, Siri and Google Assistant, calls and commands, or to pause and skip songs.
“With a proprietary open-ear design, they [Bose Frames] take micro-acoustics, voice control, and personal audio to an entirely new level, so users can stream music and information, take and make calls, and access virtual assistants from — while keeping playlists, entertainment, and conversations private,” Bose said in a statement.
Like many wearable devices, the Bose Frames act as a companion device to your smartphone and need the same for processing the information and connecting to the Web.
As we mentioned earlier, the Bose Frames will be released in two designs – Alto and Rondo. Alto is square and angled, whereas Rondo is round and smaller. Both can block up to 99 percent of UVA/UVB rays and weigh just 45 grams. The lenses can be easily popped out and replaced.
Apart from the audio capabilities, the Frames are also compatible with Bose’s AR platform. The Bose Frames don’t include any visual AR capabilities, but they can provide audio AR input to enhance your experience.
“[Bose Frames] knows where you are and what you’re facing using a 9-axis head motion sensor and the GPS from your iOS or Android device — and automatically adds a layer of audio through Bose AR apps, connecting that place and time to endless possibilities for travel, learning, entertainment, gaming, and more,” Bose explained.
Bose AR apps can be downloaded using Bose Connect app and are only available for iOS right now. Android apps are being developed, according to the company’s website.
The company claims that onboard battery can last up to 3.5 hours for playback and up to 12 hours on standby. It can be fully recharged in less than two hours.
Novel device can quickly detect strokes
Scientists have developed a device that can monitor blood flow and help quickly diagnose and treat strokes.
A stroke, one of the leading causes of death worldwide, occurs due to poor blood flow to the brain — a condition known as cerebral ischemia.
Its diagnosis must be done within the first few hours for treatment to be effective, researchers said.
The hybrid device, developed by researchers at the China Academy of Engineering Physics and Army Medical University in China, relies on a combination of to light measuring techniques which could diagnose cerebral ischemia non-invasively and faster than the techniques used currently.
“We can measure blood volume, blood oxygenation and blood flow using suitable near-infrared techniques,” said Liguo Zhu, from China Academy of Engineering Physics.
Zhu said that “near-infrared light penetrates one to three centimetres and allows researchers to probe under the skin.”
The working of the instrument relies on the combination of the near-infrared diffuse optical spectroscopy, which analyses the light scattered from the tissues to calculate the amount of oxygen and blood within an area, and the diffuse correlation spectroscopy, which analyses fluctuation in the tissue-scattered lights to measure blood flow.
“Both techniques share the same detectors, which decreases the number of detectors compared to other instruments,” said Zhu.
“The team’s device can record a comprehensive profile of a body part’s hemodynamics, or blood circulation. Devices should measure as many ‘hemodynamic parameters’ as necessary to obtain an accurate diagnosis, as ‘the hemodynamics of stroke is complex’,” said Hua Feng, from Army Medical University.
Another advantage of the device is that it is cheap and compact, which would make more accessible to the people, and hence, help treatment, diagnosis and chances of stroke, researchers said.
Parineeti ‘still learning’ to play badminton
Actress Parineeti Chopra has not started shooting for ‘Saina’ yet and says she is still learning how to play badminton.
Parineeti on Thursday said that the shooting for the biopic will commence in October.
“Hi everyone, we have not started the shoot of ‘Saina’ yet. I am still learning how to play Badminton! We will start in October once I get better at it! Four months to go,” she tweeted.
Parineeti had replaced actress Shraddha Kapoor in the Saina Nehwal biopic, which is being directed by Amole Gupte.
She will next be seen in ‘Jabariya Jodi’ along with actor Sidharth Malhotra. The film is scheduled for release on August 2. Directed by Prashant Singh, ‘Jabariya Jodi’ is based on ‘Pakadwa Vivah’ (forced marriage), which was once rampant in Bihar.