Robert Downey Jr video conferences with fans in India, promises a visit

'Iron Man' connected with with fans across Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru.

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Robert Downey Jr at an 'Avengers' press conference
NEW DELHI: Hollywood's 'Iron Man' Robert Downey Jr, who video conferenced with Indian fans across four cities in a one-of-a-kind fan event, was humbled and overwhelmed by the "incredible" love. He says he can't believe he hasn't visited the country and promised he will be there soon.

The actor has been aggressively promoting the forthcoming "Avengers: Endgame", which is a culmination of over 20 Marvel movies, and wraps up 10 years of storytelling.

Ahead of its release in India on April 26 in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, Downey Jr connected with fans across Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru through a live video conference.


Fans cheered 'RDJ' for him and danced for him while he responded with flying kisses and with his arms wide open for all the love he received.

"Wow... I can't believe it... This is incredible," said Downey Jr.

"I am humbled. I am going to bow in front of you... This is deeply appreciative," he said as he stood up to take a bow when fans danced away in unison.

Thanos's Infinity Stones Have A Deeper Meaning In Real World: How Can These Gems Turn Your Life Around
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Ever since the release of 'Avengers: Infinity War' last year, Marvel fans have been eagerly waiting for the final part.


As the superheroes gear up to take a stand against Thanos on April 26 in 'Avengers: Endgame', the mystery of the Infinity Stones continues to intrigue fans.

Pankaj Khanna, Founder & Managing Director, Khanna Gems Private Limited, shares what each of the gems mean and how they hold the power to liberate people from problems created by planets.


Important Note: Spoilers ahead (watch the movie already!)

Ever since the release of 'Avengers: Infinity War' last year, Marvel fans have been eagerly waiting for the final part. As the superheroes gear up to take a stand against Thanos on April 26..
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In Marvel Cinematic Universe's 'Avengers', the Infinity Stones are described as the most powerful gems that are tied to different aspects of the universe, created by cosmic entities.



Each of the six stones has unique capabilities that are necessary for the existence of the universe, giving its bearer phenomenal power over others.



Also, before you decide to don any of these stones, consult with a gemologist to get a stone that aligns well with your planetary position.

In Marvel Cinematic Universe's 'Avengers', the Infinity Stones are described as the most powerful gems that are tied to different aspects of the universe, created by cosmic entities.Each of the six s..
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What the Power Stone means in the movie: The purple gem, also known as the Power stone, increases the bearer’s strength and durability beyond cosmic levels. The 'Guardians of Galaxy', featuring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and Vin Diesel & Bradley Cooper's voices, had entrusted the planet Xandar to protect the Power Stone (the source of their strength) after it was acquired from Ronan the Accuser, member of the Kree. While the movie didn't show how Thanos, played by Josh Brolin, got the stone, Thor revealed to Guardians of Galaxy that Xandar was decimated by Thanos's army to get hold of the gem.

What it means in the real world: The purple-coloured gem, Amethyst, helps to overcome fears.

What the Power Stone means in the movie: The purple gem, also known as the Power stone, increases the bearer’s strength and durability beyond cosmic levels. The 'Guardians of Galaxy', featuring Chr..
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What the Space Stone means in the movie: The blue gem, signifying the Space stone, allows the holder to teleport and modify the shape of people or objects. The blue stone was stored in a 'Tesseract' that Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston, had stolen from Asgard before its destruction. When Thanos's army defeats Asgard, Loki attempts to kill Thanos by offering him the Tesseract in exchange for Thor's (character played by Chris Hemsworth) life.

What it means in the real world: The majestic blue Sapphire possesses the power to make and break an individual’s life. Wearing this stone can help the bearer have a calmer and sharper mind, and ensures people take up tasks in a proper manner.

What the Space Stone means in the movie: The blue gem, signifying the Space stone, allows the holder to teleport and modify the shape of people or objects. The blue stone was stored in a 'Tesseract..
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What the Reality Stone means in the movie: The red gem which is referred to as the Reality stone in 'Avengers', allows the bearer to alter the reality as desired. The gem was in the Collector's (played by Taneleer Tivan, right) possession in Knowhere. Thor and Guardians of the Galaxy join forces to protect the stone. They split in two teams where one heads to Nidavellir (dwarven planet) to get a weapon capable of killing Thanos (L), and the other to Knowhere. But Thanos reaches there first to create an illusion of a perfectly-functioning Knowhere, retrieves the stone, and kidnaps his adopted daughter Gamora, featuring Zoe Saldana, as she knows the way to the Soul Stone.



What it means in the real world: The red gem, also known as Ruby, improves the real power of concentration.

What the Reality Stone means in the movie: The red gem which is referred to as the Reality stone in 'Avengers', allows the bearer to alter the reality as desired. The gem was in the Collector's (play..
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What the Soul Stone means in the movie: The orange gem or the Soul stone allows the bearer to control and snip the souls of the living and the dead. After his adopted-daughter Gamora takes Thanos to Vormir, the planet where the gem is kept, the Soul Stone's keeper, Red Skull, reveals possessing rock comes with a heavy price. Thanos is told that he can own the stone only when he sacrifices the life of his beloved (in this case - Gamora). He finally gets the stone after he throws his daughter off the cliff, crying.


What it means in the real world: The orange stone that represents Coral promotes strength, wisdom, intellect, power, courage, determination and enthusiasm.

What the Soul Stone means in the movie: The orange gem or the Soul stone allows the bearer to control and snip the souls of the living and the dead. After his adopted-daughter Gamora takes Thanos t..
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What the Time Stone means in the movie: The green gem, which is the Time Stone, allows the holder to control the flow of time. As the Avengers get together to subdue Thanos and pry his gauntlet, protector of Time Stone - Doctor Strange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) - views 14,000,605 alternate futures to defeat him, but reveals the superheroes win in only one. Thanos hits back, takes his gauntlet, and threatens to kill Tony 'Iron Man' Stark, featuring Robert Downey Jr) if Doctor Strange doesn't hand over the green stone.



What it means in the real world: The green stone representing Emerald ensures better earning opportunities and a steady and positive in-flow of wealth. It promotes career growth, ensures societal recognition, and yields spiritual benefits.

What the Time Stone means in the movie: The green gem, which is the Time Stone, allows the holder to control the flow of time. As the Avengers get together to subdue Thanos and pry his gauntlet, prot..
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What the Mind Stone means in the movie: The yellow gem that represents the Mind Stone allows the user to read and control the thoughts and dreams of others. The gem is inserted in the forehead of Vision, character played by Paul Bettany, that came from Loki’s scepter (right). The superheroes' attempts to stop Thanos from killing Vision to acquire the stone fail, and half the population (including Avengers) turn to dust.



What it means in the real world: The yellow stone, known as the magnificent Sapphire in all its hues, is associated with wisdom, wealth, sound health and prosperity.

What the Mind Stone means in the movie: The yellow gem that represents the Mind Stone allows the user to read and control the thoughts and dreams of others. The gem is inserted in the forehead of Vis..
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A few questions later, Downey Jr showered more love on his Indian fans saying: "You guys are just amazing fans. I can't wait. I cannot believe I haven't been to India. I'm coming there so damn soon."

In a question relating to Downey Jr's character Tony Stark's character inviting Wong to his wedding, the actor was asked: "Do you think you will consider India as a wedding destination? If so where?"

To that, Downey Jr said: "Wow, right. I got to probably check it out first. I have got to come down there and do some scouting. You mean I should renew my vows to my Mrs or something like that."

He also spoke about what Indian engineers can do to apply for an internship at the fictional Stark Industries.

"Well, this was not a fan event... It was a recruiting event for Stark Industries. You guys will be receiving a high-security clearance positions," the actor quipped.
Robert Downey Jr video conferences with Indian fans, promises to visit India soon
Robert Downey Jr at an 'Avengers' press conference

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Among other things, he was asked about his favourite Iron Man suit and why.

He said: "The one you haven't seen yet. You know I love and I'm particular to Mark 1 and Mark 42."

Asked to share some fun stories from the "Avengers: Endgame" wrap-up party, the actor said: "Right, well I have no memory of it so must have been pretty good. I got to tell you honestly, we made both 'Infinity War' and 'Endgame', we basically shot them back-to-back and it was the most time that the most Avengers and Guardians and everyone was spending most time together.

"'Endgame' really represents the culmination of probably the time in our lives that we have been the closest."

Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Endgame" also stars Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson.

'Avengers: Endgame', 'Aladdin': Hollywood Films To Look Forward To In 2019
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2018 was a great year for entertainment. Hollywood churned out a slew of hits, from the stable of Marvel, DC Comics, to those from Disney.

Well, this year too, promises to be an exciting one. The line-up in 2019 includes Quentin Tarantino’s latest, 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood', 'Moonlight' director Barry Jenkins’ second feature, and Taraji P Henson in 'What Men Want'.

From 'Avengers: Endgame' to 'Toy Story 4', 'StarWars' to 'The Lion King', Disney has at least five films that could very well shatter records at the global box office in 2019.

Here are the biggest and most anticipated movie releases of 2019:

(In Pic: On the left is the poster of 'Avengers: Endgame' and on the right is the poster of 'Aladdin'.)

2018 was a great year for entertainment. Hollywood churned out a slew of hits, from the stable of Marvel, DC Comics, to those from Disney. Well, this year too, promises to be an exciting one. The lin..
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Marvel dropped the first trailer for their fourth film, 'Endgame', on December 7, as we saw Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) adrift in space while his colleagues Captain America (Chris Evans) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) mourn him and try to come up with a plan to save him.

(Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA6hldpSTF8)

Marvel dropped the first trailer for their fourth film, 'Endgame', on December 7, as we saw Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) adrift in space while his colleagues Captain America (Chris Evans) and Black ..
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A woman is boxed out by the male sports agents in her profession, but gains an unexpected edge over them when she develops the ability to hear their thoughts. The main lead in the film is played by Taraji P. Henson.

(Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeoLiTirRp4)

A woman is boxed out by the male sports agents in her profession, but gains an unexpected edge over them when she develops the ability to hear their thoughts. The main lead in the film is played by T..
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Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, 'Hellboy', who is caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge. The film stars David Harbour, Milla Jovovich and Ian McShane.

(Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt5g5_1cKVk)

Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, 'Hellboy', who is caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge. The film stars David Harbour, Mil..
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The 'LEGO Movie 2' reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was great and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. The film stars Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum and Elizabeth Banks.

(Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cksYkEzUa7k)

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This could be the romantic comedy to end all romantic comedies, fit with an all-star cast of Rebel Wilson, Chris Hemsworth, Priyanka Chopra, Jennifer Saunders and Adam DeVine. The movie is about the tale of a young woman who falls and hits her head, and wakes up in a sickly sweet lovey-dovey world that will only go back to normal when she falls in love.

(Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVYzxm_RqMg)

This could be the romantic comedy to end all romantic comedies, fit with an all-star cast of Rebel Wilson, Chris Hemsworth, Priyanka Chopra, Jennifer Saunders and Adam DeVine. The movie is about the ..
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The film is a live-action retelling of the 1992 Disney film of the same name. The film stars Will Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott.

(Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g5knnlF7Zo)

The film is a live-action retelling of the 1992 Disney film of the same name. The film stars Will Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott. (Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g5knnlF7Zo)

The film is likely to be a standalone adventure/love story, which will centre around the search for Bo Peep. The object of Woody's affections was missing from the last movie, with Lee Unkrich, who directed 'Toy Story 3' saying that she had been sold at a yard sale. Crumbs. The film stars Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and Joan Cusack.

(Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDXYRzerjzU)

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A faded TV actor and his stunt double embark on an odyssey to make a name for themselves in the film industry during the Helter Skelter reign of terror in 1969 Los Angeles. The film stars Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio.

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This will be the sequel to Walt Disney Pictures' 53rd full-length animated motion picture, 'Frozen' which released in 2013. The film stars Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and Josh Gad.

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