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The One That Could Have Been The Pivotal Reprise of Friends



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Out of the 7 billion people on this planet, a group of six people were able to steal our hearts. They made us fall in love with some good coffee, Thanksgiving, and the legendary Mama’s Little Bakery’s Cheesecakes. Well, could it be any more obvious? The most loved American Sitcom, Friends, is set to release its reunion 17 years after its last episode aired on 6th May 2004. It’s true when they say that friends stay through the thick and thin. And that’s precisely what the show has been delivering to its audience and the fandom for years now. The show proved to be delicate, like a vintage wine that only grows sweeter over time.

Let’s have some Unagi about the show. The show revolves around the lives of 6 people: Monica Geller (Courteney Cox), Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston), Ross Geller (David Schwimmer), Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow), Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry), and Joey Tribbiani (Matt Le Blanc). Living in New York in their 20’s, they try to find their way through life, relationships, jobs, and friendships that predominantly prove to be family. The series had ten seasons with 236 episodes in total. Within these ten seasons, the entire cast was showered with love from all over the world.

The emotional connection that was formed between the fandom was unbelievable to the creators and the cast themselves. The show maintains its progressive fan base, even years after being aired. It still stands tall in pride by being in the top 10 Netflix watches. Due to the increasing fan base, the talk and demand for a reunion spurged in the media, but mainly in the fandom. The last episode ended with Mondler adopting the twins while Ross and Rachel finally got together. Phoebe got married, and Joey remained the ultimate bachelor of the group. The fans rooted for a reunion of the characters to see how their friends managed to stick together after moving on with their lives.

Instagram broke down when Jennifer Aniston, aka Rachel Green, joined the social media platform. She even created a Guinness World Record of reaching a million flowers in 16 minutes. The Friends actress posted about meeting with the rest of the sitcom cast in Los Angeles, which spouted the sitcom’s reunion rumours. Ironically, all the cast members disregarded any such ambitions of a reunion happening anytime soon on different talk shows.

Courteney Cox expressed that she would love to get in a room with all of these people to act together and have a great time again, but she doesn’t see it happening. Other cast members shared similar opinions; David Schwimmer said that he doesn’t “want to see all of us in crutches” on the set. Lisa Kudrow and Matt Le Blanc shared the same opinion. They believed that the show was based on people going through life in their 20’s and 30’s. If they have the same problems now as back then, the reunion will be sad. Matthew Perry expresses his concern for a reunion, as it gives him night terrors about the show coming back and nobody caring about it. He says, “We ended on a high note and neither one of us expects us to beat that level of emotion by a reunion or comeback.”

But as we say, times change, and so do people. This inspired the creators to brew up a little something for the fandom after being constantly loved for a decade now. David Schwimmer confirmed the reunion talks on The Graham Norton Show. He expressed his enthusiasm for meeting the cast after so many years in Los Angeles. Undoubtedly, this experience is going to be unique. He confirmed no reprise of the character or any continuation of the storyline from the sitcom’s last episode. He stated that it is just the cast being themselves and reminiscing the good old days of the show.

As the trailer for the reunion was released on 20th May 2021, opinions started to rain in on social media pages. The fandom expected to get a sneak peek into the future lives of their loved characters through this reunion. A reprise of characters of the sitcom would have been better to see, as they continue their reel roles than to real roles. Watching them candidly on television is quite similar to the interviews, and talk shows that the cast members have done over the years. It would have been much more interesting to see them play out new storylines and conversations. Instead, simply watching the actors contemplate how they could’ve done it in the show before feels like a bit of a kick in the teeth.

The trailer unleashed other details about the reunion. Supporting actors, who appeared throughout the show, like Richard Burke, played by Tom Selleck, and the infamous Janice, played by Maggie Wheeler, were featured in the trailer. Further updates about star-studded cameos only disappointed the fans hoping for the only original six to be the central part of this much-anticipated reunion. It’s come to a point where the fandom believes that it would have been better if a reunion didn’t exist, rather than this diabolical mess.

But a character reprise would have been a bit problematic. The show indulged in body shaming, homophobia, and transphobic portrayals. Building stringent gender norms and the portrayal of mental illness and underage smoking were a few more problems that were handled poorly by the creators. The audience couldn’t possibly imagine enjoying such a kind of humour in today’s world. So the creators sticking to candid conversations is probably for the better.

Still, the trailer managed to attract and gain millions of views within 12 hours of its release. That proves that the fandom is still slightly hopeful for the final reunion and the outcome. The trending hashtag “The One Where They Get Back Together” has seemed to catch the eye of the world. Fans have been binge-watching the series with friends until the reunion joins the beloved series. The reunion has become quite controversial within the media and the fandom. But it can’t be denied that whenever these six people come together on our screens, they entertain us to their fullest and make us fall in love with them all over again. After all, we love them too much to go on a break.

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Keanu Reeves Returns with “The Matrix Resurrection”



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The expectation of the unexpected fourth instalment of The Matrix Resurrections in the sci-fi establishment has started with another banner prodding the arrival of its first trailer.

The film Matrix 4 comes out 18-years after The Matrix Revolutions. It is planning to be the last film in a trilogy reporting the transformation of Computer programmer Thomas Anderson into cybercriminal Neo. As he finds the conventional world, he occupies a recreated reality.

Loosening up the expectation, with a special promotional. It highlights red and blue pills sit next to each other underneath the clear message: ‘The Choice is yours.’ Fans of the famous establishment will perceive the pills as a definitive choice given to Neo, played by Keanu Reeves, as he picks between life in the conflict assaulted real world or the ‘beautiful prison’ of a substitute reality. Penetrating static fills in as the scenery, as small strings of Matrix code has seen falling inside the pills before the whole scene liquefies.

Fans can proceed with their adventure on, an intelligent pick your-own-experience style site. Given a similar decision there, red brings you down a rabbit hole where you’re told: ‘This is the moment for you to show us what’s real.’ Then scenes from the film teaser, showing the slight hindrance between the natural world and the fake world known as The Matrix. One of the Best Scenes is Reeves’ Neo gulping a blue pill while a lot more seasoned, a balder man shows up in his appearance.

The scenes reviewed rely upon which pill selection and each emphasis on the decision made. The Red Pill requests that the watcher go further into the reality behind the Matrix. While the Blue Pill cautions them to avoid it again so as not to agitate the norm and welcome undesirable risk.

Still, the viewer’s decision makes, in any case, every secret seems to end with a brief look at Keanu Reeves as Neo, with different eyes. He either collaborates with characters who could be his partners in the film or plans to fight against its expected scalawags, be they Agents, pernicious projects, or even people.

The person who clicks on the blue pill will hear Harris’s voiceover saying: “You’ve lost your capacity to discern reality from fiction.” Before encouraging the viewer to embrace that their situation is genuine. At the current time, streaks on the screen, and Harris peruses it, saying, “anything else is your mind playing tricks on you.” By contrast, ones’ who click on the red pill hear Abdul-Mateen’s voice revealing to them that while they trust it’s the current time — once more. With Abdul-Mateen perusing the time out loud — “that couldn’t be further from the truth.” Regardless, a progression of quick-cut shots from “Revivals” streaks on the screen during the two situations. As each time a viewer taps on a pill, the recording changes.

‘This could be this is the first day of the rest of your life, but if you want it, you gotta fight for it.’ The portrayal wraps while showing star Keanu Reeves prepared to battle. Then, at that point, finishing on a vile note, they show somebody contacting the PC port at the rear of their head and inquire: ‘We don’t want anyone to get hurt, do we?’

From visionary movie producer Lana Wachowski. The new film reunites unique stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss as Neo and Trinity, the infamous roles they made well known.’ The first Matrix film in 1999 met with much essential acclaim upon its introduction. The element is following up by two other movies, which were both delivered in 2003. Warner Bros. uncovered the title for the fourth Matrix film during its CinemaCon board. The Matrix Resurrections will release on December 22, 2021.

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BTS Army Rents Billboards In Mumbai To Celebrate BTS Jungkook’s Birthday



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Golden Maknae BTS Jungkook will be celebrating his 24th birthday on September 1, 2021, as Army’s all over the world prepare to wish him a happy birthday. Millions of fans have united to create thoughtful and extravagant birthday projects celebrating his birthday throughout the world. There’s nothing that is going unturned by the Army to make Jungkook’s day as special as possible.

With projects ranging from cruise ships to drones, Jungkook has exerted his influence across many fields. According to reports, his birthday ads will be played 1000 times on LED boards. Twitter is flooded with Happy Birthday Jungkook messages.

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Obviously, India is part of the mix as well. India is set to get its first Jungkook bus shelter advertisement in Mulund, Mumbai. For the first time, India has seen such posters and this project on such a large scale in the country so far.

Jungkook’s Indian fan base dedicated a billboard to him. According to a tweet posted by @Jungkook_INDIA, fans in Mumbai have rented a bus stop billboard in Mulund West, adorning it with pictures of Jungkook, also quoting, “You are the cause of my Euphoria.” Bus Shelter advertisement also showed QR codes to Jungkook’s solo hits such as Begin, Euphoria, My Time, and Still With You. Bus Shelter Advertisement will be displayed until September 4, 2021.

Upon being asked about the project, @Jungkook_INDIA replied, “We choose Mulund since it’s in Mumbai, where it is easily accessible for more ARMYs to come and see the project. This is not the first time a foreign artist/K-pop idol on the billboard in India, another fandom already done that, but it is the first time for a bus shelter billboard. We did this to show our love and support, and we are glad if locals came to know more about BTS through the billboard”.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. There are countless charity projects and other billboards that will mark the singer’s 24th birthday. The Billboard project is another illustration of how K-pop’s fan following in India is immensely growing.

BTS is a popular South Korean boy band and Jeon Jungkook is the youngest member of the band. There are seven members of the group — RM, Jin, Suga, Jhope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook. They enjoy a massive fan following internationally, India being no exception. BTS seems to connect with a massive number of people irrespective of their language because they talk about topics that many artists of today’s generation may have failed to do. These seven young men talk about discrimination, gender equality, mental illness, loving oneself, etc. Their songs resonate with people belonging to any age and background. Moreover, they cover a wide variety of genres. The group debuted on June 13, 2013; despite all the odds against them, the BTS members each succeeded in their own way. Each member has their own unique personality and talents that make the group so great.

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Journey of Raj Kundra: From IPL owner to Porn Movies Producer



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Businessman Raj Kundra has hit the headlines after his arrest by the Mumbai police for having a connection in the production and distribution of pornographic content. Kundra has been involved in many controversies. Be it money laundering, drama from a first marriage or a criminal case from Poonam Pandey, he has had it all.

Going back to the beginning of Raj Kundra

Born in Ludhiana, he migrated to the United Kingdom in childhood. At the age of 18, he went to Dubai and then later to Nepal, where he started a shawl business. He later began selling shawls to fashion companies in Britain that lead to an increase in his fortunes. After entering the construction sector in Dubai, he developed connections in Bollywood and got into film production. He met Shilpa Shetty and married her.

Together they owned the Rajasthan Royals team in the Indian Premier League (IPL). But, this ownership didn’t last for long as in 2013 came Kundra’s major scandal for match-fixing. He was alleged to have a role in spot-fixing and was banned for a lifetime from IPL.

The current case involves Kundra in an adult film racket. Earlier this year, the Mumbai police had arrested a group of people for allegedly forcing women into porn movies. The group was targeting models and females who aspired to enter Bollywood. They forced these women to act in pornographic content on the pretext of giving them roles.

The movies were circulated on mobile apps, offering subscriptions along the lines of mainstream OTT platforms. They would then advertise on social media platforms to promote such content. Since pornography is illegal in India, this too was against the law.

The police then believed two aspects of this racket. One was catching those that produced these explicit adult content and those who circulated these tapes. Quite a bit of the production houses broadcasting such content was traced from servers outside the country. One such production house was sourced to a UK based organisation found uploading such content. The executive of that company, Umesh Kamat, was charged and arrested. It was then discovered that Kundra’s alleged connection to Kamat and the company that uploaded such pornographic content brought him into the controversy.

After his arrest, Kundra was booked under various IPC sections. IPC 420 that deals with cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property. IPC 34 condemns acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention. IPC 292 and 293, that’s related to obscene and indecent advertisements and displays

Kundra might also face charges in accordance to the IT Act and the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act.

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