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Fact Check: Did Pfizer really sponsor Oscars 2022?

Claims have been made on social media that a brawl between two celebrities at the 94th Academy Awards was staged by Pfizer, one of the ceremony’s sponsors, to sell a new drug for alopecia. Know what’s the truth.

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Fact Check: Did Pfizer really sponsor Oscars 2022?

The slapgate scandal between Will Smith and Chris Rock is among the most talked-about celebrity scandals of 2022 so far. Claims have been made on social media that a brawl between two celebrities at the 94th Academy Awards was staged by Pfizer, one of the ceremony’s sponsors, to sell a new drug.

If you’ve been on social media in the last 48 hours, you’re probably aware that Smith rushed to the Oscar stage when Rock made an alopecia joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who suffers from hair loss due to her disease. Despite Smith’s apology at the Academy Awards for his inappropriate behaviour, conspiracy theories have developed in the aftermath of the slap gate incident on March 27 that Pfizer is developing a drug for alopecia disease and wants to promote the new drug.

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Another theory claims that the brawl was staged by Oscars sponsor Pfizer to raise awareness about alopecia before the company submitted its latest medication for FDA clearance.

One of the users tweeted, Pfizer sponsored the Oscars last night and they have an alopecia drug coming out. Do you see the game yet? he said.

Another tweeted that rumor is Pfizer, who sponsored the Oscars, needed a big moment around Alopecia because they have a drug coming to market. So the slap was staged. If I hadn’t witnessed the absolute corruption of the pharma industry in the past 2 years I’d think this was ridiculous, but now, he added.

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It’s true that Pfizer who was a co-sponsor of the Academy Awards, and Arena, one of its subsidiaries, is working on a treatment named etrasimod.  But before being acquired by Pfizer in March 2022, Arena had been developing etrasimod for a long time, and Pfizer made it clear that etrasimod will compete with Bristol Myers Squibb’s Zeposia.

Plus, etrasimod isn’t a miracle cure for alopecia. It’s a long-term treatment for immuno-inflammatory illnesses that are being developed as an oral supplement. According to the reports, the FDA submission will be reviewed in a scientific context, therefore it won’t matter what the public thinks about alopecia.

Disclaimer: The post is being widely circulated on the Internet. APN News doesn’t vouch for the veracity of the claim mentioned in the above post.

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Taarak Mehta ka Oolta Chashma actor Gurucharan Singh returns home after 25 days

During his religious journey, Gurucharan Singh visited Gurudwaras in many cities like Ludhiana and Amritsar. The police said afterwards, he decided to return home.

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Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah actor Gurucharan Singh returned home on 17 May after going missing on April 22. The Delhi Police has recorded his statement in the court and said Singh had gone away from home on a spiritual journey.

The Delhi Police started searching for the TV actor on April 22. The 51-year-old actor had to board a flight from Delhi to Mumbai on April 22 evening but he never reached his destination. His father, who lives in Palam, informed the local police after his phone was found not reachable. About 12 nos police teams, including the Crime Branch and Special Cell, were working to locate Gurucharan Singh.

The police had closely monitored his financial transactions from his bank accounts and credit cards. According to reports, the last transaction was of Rs 14,000, which he withdrew from one of his bank accounts on the day he went missing.

CCTV footage recorded from the day Gurucharan Singh disappeared showed him walking with a bag on his back. The police also visited some states like Haryana, Punjab, and Uttarakhand to get any leads in connection with the case. A few days earlier a police officer told the media that Gurucharan Singh had once shown his interest in going to the Himalayas for meditation. During the investigation it was revealed that Singh was in financial trouble with many loans and dues.

His father, Hargit Singh, filed a missing complaint on April 26, which led to an FIR under Section 365 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). His father said that he did not have any idea about his son’s financial troubles. He said Gurucharan Singh never shared anything with him. As a result Hargit Singh was not aware of this. During his religious journey, Gurucharan Singh visited Gurudwaras in many cities like Ludhiana and Amritsar. The police said afterwards, he decided to return home.

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Arjun Kapoor unveils stylish new look after wrapping Singham Again

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Arjun Kapoor recently wrapped shooting for Rohit Shetty’s highly anticipated film, Singham Again, in which he will seen playing an antagonist. The actor is known for his dedication to his characters and maintains a rugged, bearded look throughout the film process. Now he has unveiled his new look with a stylish haircut and beard trim, showcasing his transformation on social media.

In a video shared on Instagram, Arjun Kapoor can be seen getting his new look, humorously asking his hairstylist to make him look sexy. His final appearance exudes confidence and style, perfectly complementing his character in the movie. Alongside the video, he captioned that he had told Siri to get a haircut, adding a touch of modernity to his transformation. 

The film marks a significant milestone for the actor, as Singham Again is his 20th film. The much awaited film is anticipated to be a blockbuster as it is made under Rohit Shetty’s direction, who is known for his high-octane action sequences. The Ishaqzaade actor expressed his gratitude towards Rohit Shetty, acknowledging him as the Boss of Mass Cinema and emphasizing the importance of this project in his career.

Earlier on February 14, 2024, the makers of Singham Again teased fans with the actor’s menacing first look as the antagonist. The image shared on social media portrayed him with blood smeared on his face, excluding a sinister aura that hinted at the intensity of his character portrayal.

With an ensemble cast including Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar, Ranveer Singh, Tiger Shroff, Deepika Padukone, and Kareena Kapoor Khan, the movie promotes an immersive cinematic experience. The expansion of Rohit Shetty’s cop universe has built excitement among viewers, who eagerly await every detail about the film’s plot and characters.

Arjun Kapoor’s new look is getting a lot of attention on social media. Fans are excited for Singham again, eagerly waiting to see his powerful performance as the villain in this action-packed movie. 

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Madgaon Express starring Kunal Kemmu now available on Prime Video

Madgaon Express was released in theatres on March 22, 2024

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Kunal Kemmu’s directorial debut Madgaon Express, is now available for free streaming on OTT platform Prime Video. The film was initially released in theatres on March 22, 2024, and garnered positive reviews from critics. After its theatrical run, the film raked in a substantial sum of Rs 44.5 crore across the globe. Madgaon Express features a stellar cast that including Pratik Gandhi, Avinash Tiwary, Divyendu, Nora Fatehi and Chhaya Kadam in key roles.

The streaming platform Prime Video shared on Instagram that the Goa trip film has been released, alongside a poster with the caption that says #MadgaonExpressOnPrime, watch now.

Produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, the plot of the film revolves around childhood friends Dodo, Ayush, and Pinku planning an exciting trip to Goa, but their adventure quickly is derailed due to a series of unfortunate decisions and what was supposed to be a fun getaway, turns into a chaotic journey.

Kunal Kemmu expressed his joy, stating that each member of the cast has given their best to ensure that viewers gain an enjoyable experience while watching the hilarious shenanigans of the three main characters. He also stated his excitement about the opportunity for a broader, international audience to enjoy his passion project on Prime Video as the film will be available for streaming in more than 240 countries.

The Golmaal Again actor previously mentioned his intentions to work on a sequel to Madgaon Express. He expressed the need to begin writing for it but stressed that it would only be meaningful if the storyline matched or surpassed the humour of the original film. The actor-filmmaker elaborated that while there were no initial expectations for the first film, its success now requires him to meet higher expectations in the sequel.

According to reports, Kunal is said to be appearing in the sequel of Go Goa Gone in the future. However, the actor stated that he hasn’t received any confirmation yet. Prior to Madgaon Express, the actor was last seen in the family comedy film Kanjoos Makhichoos, which was released in 2023.

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