Showing posts with label Shah Rukh Khan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shah Rukh Khan. Show all posts

Sunday, 20 May 2018

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Shah Rukh Khan puts forth his conditions to be a part of 'Vikram Vedha' Hindi remake?
If reports are to be believed, then Shah Rukh Khan has been roped in to star in the Hindi remake of R Madhavan's 'Vikram Vedha'. However, it's not easy to woo over the Badshah of Bollywood. Reports suggest that SRK had put forward two conditions for him to accept the project.

Condition one is that R Madhavan will play his role even in the remake and that he reprises the part of Vijay Sethupathi; the other one is that Neeraj Pandey will not only produce but also direct the film. The original director duo, Pushkar and Gayatri were supposedly retained for the remake too. However, with SRK’s conditions, the scenario might change. Let’s wait and watch.

Recently there were rumours that Shah Rukh Khan might not star in the Hindi remake of 2017 neo-noir Tamil drama, 'Vikram Vedha'. But now reports have it that the actor has finally given a nod for the project.According to a report by an online portal, SRK wanted two major changes in the script, but the makers were unwilling to accommodate them initially. 

However, after Neeraj Pandey acquired the remake rights of the film SRK's demands were eventually fulfilled and Neeraj is keen on having Shah Rukh Khan on board for the project. If reports are to be believed then Shah Rukh Khan was offered Madhavan's role in the remake but SRK demanded to play the role of Vijay Sethupathi. Earlier the makers were not sure about the same but latest reports suggest that they have agreed to SRK's demand.Initially, there were reports speculating that the original director duo, Pushkar, and Gayatri will be directing the remake.

But SRK wasn't convinced about the same and wanted Neeraj Pandey to direct the film. Reportedly the makers have even agreed to this demand. Official announcements of the project are yet to be made. Currently, Shah Rukh Khan is shooting for Aanand L Rai’s 'Zero'. The film also stars Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif in key roles. 'Zero' is slated to release on December 21, 2018.

But the actor has two conditions towards working in the remake, reports Bollywood Life.
One such condition is that R. Madhavan will play his role even in the remake and the superstar himself will reprise the part of Vijay Sethupathi.

The other condition SRK put forth is that the movie will not only be produced by but also directed by Neeraj Pandey, states the same report.

The original director duo, Pushkar and Gayatri were reportedly being retained for the remake too, but it appears that SRK doesn’t want that to happen and he wants Neeraj’s storytelling for this one.
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The author looks back at previous 'World Expos' and lists his expectations from the upcoming one

Dubai will be hosting the World Expo in 2020. Dubai, true to its penchant for grandeur, in fact for everything grandiose, promises to make it an experience like never-never-before. A massive dome with a trellis framework is being designed as the structure that will dominate the Expo 2020 site in Dubai South, doubling up as a 360-degree screen at night, projecting images to thousands of visitors both inside and outside.

Built of light, translucent material, the dome at Al Wasl Plaza – 65 metres tall with a diameter of 150m – will hold an estimated 10,000 visitors. Filled with fountains, waterfalls, parks and palm-lined courtyards, the dome will be partly open to the sky at the top. Most importantly, while the expo area, its domes, its pavilions, its entertainment parks, its gardens and fountains get ready for 2020, Dubai already has a powerful brand ambassador hard-selling the event many months in advance. 

Dubai has been running commercials with India’s most stylish Khan, SRK, (inviting the world to Dubai with a heartwarming #BeMyGuest campaign that started a year ago, and has gained momentum with more renditions in the past few months.



The new King Khan-Dubai commercial is currently being aggressively pushed on social media. More so, on WhatsApp, a medium rarely tried so far by any brand. The new SRK commercial was seeded on WhatsApp about three weeks ago, and informed sources say it has already been seen 18 million times so far. 

The commercial is accompanied by a short introductory write up that says SRK charged Rs. 30 crore for the advertisement; he stayed at the Burj Al-Arab hotel’s Royal Suite; traveled in a private jet from Mumbai to Dubai; his wardrobe cost was USD 25,000. The narration goes on to credit Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid’s (Ruler of Dubai) wife Rania for the concept and idea behind the Dubai 2020 commercial. 
Most WhatsApp users in India would have received a forward of this commercial from a friend or someone from the family. 

To be honest, the SRK commercials are nice, but not really outstanding. The launch commercial of a year ago used two visual devices to good effect. The first was SRK wearing a hooded parka, in partial disguise, which worked well to hide his identity till he decided to show himself to unbelieving members of the public.

The second was the excitement and surprise at meeting SRK expressed by covering the face with the palms by all who met the superstar, so unexpectedly. That expression is almost common across all sequences in the commercial. SRK is his usual genial, amiable self, playing the good host.

 Be it in the souk or joining the youngsters on a plane going sky-diving or meeting the aunty-ji while jogging or playing beach volleyball or shopping in the mall or serving up a meal in a restaurant, Shah Rukh is his natural self, unpretentious, somewhat mischievous and happily playful. 

The cinematography in the commercial is outstanding, especially the end shots of the dancing fountains at the Burj. Dubai looks warm and welcoming with SRK as the host, and ambassador.

  Unfortunately, the follow-up SRK commercial is a bit ‘A’ for ‘Apple’, ‘B’ for ‘Boy’. Directed by Kabir Khan, the sequel is not half as good. The honeymooning couple looks very bored, and tensed. The young footballer looks as if he is in a daze. The girls from LA on a road trip and the boys from Singapore look a bit contrived. The parents from Mumbai and the family from NY all look as if they are getting ready for a re-make of Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gam or some such tear-jerker … very clichéd, very Bollywood. 

The camera shoot-throughs at Lego Land and Opera Dubai also look somewhat forced. The entire narrative in this commercial lacks the surprise and spontaneity of the earlier commercial. SRK looks far more forced in this version of the Dubai 2020 invitation. 

 You cannot blame Dubai for trying hard, in fact very hard, well in advance of the Expo 2020. The promise of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’ is not going to be easy to deliver. Dubai despite its reputation for being everything that is tallest-biggest-grandest-costliest etc., may already be falling short of what was done for the World Expo, way back in 1889 when Paris hosted a similar world fair. Paris erected the Eiffel Tower, the iconic wrought iron lattice edifice on the Champ de Mars, to welcome the world to its fair. At 324 meters (1,063 feet) in height, the Eiffel then became the tallest man-made structure in the world. 

Ever since, over 250 million people have visited this monument. Nothing in the current Dubai plans shows anything quite as monumental or as impactful or as memorable being created for the Dubai fair. Of course there are interesting architectural creations, and possibly well done pavilions too, but somehow after the initial euphoria, Dubai 2020 seems to have lost some of its zing. 


 

The World Expos trace their history to 1851 when the first World Expo was held at The Crystal Palace (The Great Shalimar, as it was also known) in Hyde Park, London. Titled ‘The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations’ it was an idea of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband. The Koh-i-Noor diamond was displayed at the World Fair as part of the India exhibit, as it had been acquired by Great Britain in 1850 as part of the Lahore Treaty. 

Also on display was the gorgeous, Daria-i-Noor, one of the rarest pale pink diamonds in the world. The early 8th century Tara Brooch, the finest penannular Irish brooch ever, was also put up for display by Dublin jeweler George Waterhouse.  Interestingly, this World Fair also saw the first modern pay toilets being installed, with 827,280 visitors paying 1 penny fee to use them. In fact ‘Spending a penny’ became a euphemism for using a toilet ever after. 

 World Expos have been used to showcase many marvels of technology over the past 150 years. In the 1851 London fair mentioned above, Thomas Hancock and Charles Goodyear showcased Vulcanised Rubber to the world, precursor to the invention of automobile tyres. Again in London in 1862, Henry Maudslay showcased the world’s first maritime Steam Engines. The Philadelphia fair in 1876 saw a Typewriter created for the first time by E. Remington and Son, with a QWERTY keyboard that typed only capital letters. Heinz publicized its Ketchup for the first time at this World Fair. Alexander Bell’s Telephone too was first showcased at the Philadelphia fair.    

The Chicago 1893 World Fair saw the debut of Architect George Ferris’s Wheel. The first ever Ferris wheel had a 264 foot diameter featuring 36 enclosed cabins and dominated the landscape of the fair. Also at the Chicago fair, over two hundred thousand electric light bulbs were illuminated by Tesla's polyphase alternating current system, making it the most festive looking world fair till then. The first steam powered Tricycle was demoed at Paris World Fair in 1889 by Serpollet-Peugeot. In the year 1900, at Paris again, Rudolf Diesel unveiled the world an engine that would use compressed air to ignite fuel and generate energy. At the same fair Clement Maurice showcased a short film, ‘Cyrano De Bergerac’. The film shot in colour was synchronized to a wax cylinder recording, and is the precursor to modern cinema.

 A year later, at Buffalo in 1901, Dr. Sartori Kato presented to the world, a new concoction, the Instant Coffee, for the first time creating a stable soluble coffee powder. In the fair Wilhelm Rontgen unveiled the X-Ray machine. Saint Louis in 1904 saw Harvey Hubbell present his patented plug and socket electrical outlet that kicked off a tidal wave of electrification. 

But Saint Louis will actually be more remembered for the fact that the Ice Cream Cone was invented for this World Fair. Ham Burgers, Hot Dogs, Peanut Butter, Cotton Candy and Ice Tea too received world recognition at this fair. The rest, as they say, is history. 

 One can go on and on about how World Expos have been the home to many inventions over the years. I was fortunate to be at the Aichi World Fair in Japan in 2005. I witnessed Maglev unveil their revolutionary magnetic levitation, used to move objects without touching the ground. In fact I had the privilege of riding the HSST ‘Linimo’ line at the 2005 Expo. What an experience!   Dubai 2020 is still some time away. While Shah Rukh Khan is already active wooing tourists from India, the Expo itself requires to have more magnetism. All the attractions, all the events publicised so far still fall short of the grandeur that one has come to expect from World Fairs. Dubai has never disappointed. 

And I am sure they will maintain the same track record of innovation and discovery. The element of ‘surprise’ at Dubai 2020, will hopefully go beyond a handshake with Shah Rukh.

 (Sandeep Goyal has been a Dubai fan for well-over 25 years. He has seen the city grow from a sandy lagoon to an amazing cosmosopolis over the past two decades. He has great expectations from Dubai 2020.)

Thursday, 17 May 2018

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A Shah Rukh Khan fan decided to propose to her boyfriend when he wouldn’t do it for her.
Let’s put it in straight, clear words: Shah Rukh Khan has ruined lives. Sure he gave so many of us a purpose to live and a renewed faith in love through his beautiful movies, we still can’t deny the blatant destruction he left in his path.

The actor’s romantic movies, the love songs, the dreamy locations, the fairytale proposals have been raising women’s hopes from men (and love in general) for quite a few decades now. We too want a Raj for our Simran and a Rahul to our Anjali. But because we are no Simrans or Anjalis or Poojas ourselves, we rarely find ourselves in a love story so pure. However, a woman decided to break out of the dream and create her own fairytale.

In a recent post made by India’s answer to Humans of New York, Humans of Bombay shared the story of a fed-up Bengali woman who decided to propose to her boyfriend when he would not give her the ‘Shah Rukh Khan treatment.’ Because their parents took a lot of time to be convinced for the wedding, the couple didn’t really have much scope for a full-blown, surprise filmy proposal. But the Bollywood crazy bride decided she wanted to turn Shah Rukh Khan for her husband and proposed to him on his birthday instead.

Read her story here:

“Shahrukh Khan ruined my life!

Since I was a little girl, I always dreamed of having the ‘perfect proposal’ from the perfect man. Violins would start playing in the background, he would walk up to me slowly, while the wind blew in my hair, fall to his knees and hand me the ring.

But that never happened. In fact, we found ourselves in the middle of this mess where I was trying to convince my Bengali parents to let me marry a Punjabi Baniya! We’d been dating for 3 years, but the majority of that time was spent on bringing our families together. At one point in our relationship, we were sure that we were going to get married --so he never even tried to ‘surprise’ me with a proposal.

Amidst all this drama of a big, fat Indian wedding, I realised-- I never had my filmy moment! So, on his birthday, I decided to take the matter into my own hands. I planned a surprise party at the restaurant where we had our first date, and as soon as he walked in-- I asked the DJ to play “Marry Me” by Bruno Mars and fell to my knees when he walked in.

I said ‘Ashish Aggrawal-- I want to spend the rest of my life laughing, crying and fighting with you-- will you marry me?’ He looked at me, smirked, pulled me in for a hug and whispered - ‘let’s hope our kids aren’t as filmy!’

And just like that, I created the moment I’d been waiting for..why do women have to wait for the guy to propose? It’s a new day, new age-- if you like him, then maybe you should put a ring on it!”

“Shahrukh Khan ruined my life! Since I was a little girl, I always dreamed of having the ‘perfect proposal’ from the perfect man. Violins would start playing in the background, he would walk up to me slowly, while the wind blew in my hair, fall to his knees and hand me the ring. But that never happened. In fact, we found ourselves in the middle of this mess where I was trying to convince my Bengali parents to let me marry a Punjabi Baniya! We’d been dating for 3 years, but the majority of that time was spent on bringing our families together. At one point in our relationship, we were sure that we were going to get married --so he never even tried to ‘surprise’ me with a proposal. Amidst all this drama of a big, fat Indian wedding, I realised-- I never had my filmy moment! So, on his birthday, I decided to take the matter into my own hands. I planned a surprise party at the restaurant where we had our first date, and as soon as he walked in-- I asked the DJ to play “Marry Me” by Bruno Mars and fell to my knees when he walked in. I said ‘Ashish Aggrawal-- I want to spend the rest of my life laughing, crying and fighting with you-- will you marry me?’ He looked at me, smirked, pulled me in for a hug and whispered - ‘let’s hope our kids aren’t as filmy!’ And just like that, I created the moment I’d been waiting for..why do women have to wait for the guy to propose? It’s a new day, new age-- if you like him, then maybe you should put a ring on it!”
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While most comments are praising the woman and her story, many missed the sarcasm of her tone by a mile. They are asking her what is Shah Rukh’s fault in this situation. “SRK didnt ruin your life.....he showed you how beautiful it can be...he never told anyone this will happen with everyone off the reel.....besides did you just compare ur man with king of romance?,” a comment read. We guess people will always find something to hate on even on a wholesome post as this one. Here’s hoping they catch the sarcasm in the headline above.

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The team owner of Kolkata Knight Riders, Shah Rukh Khan, was quick to respond to the acting talent displayed by KKR stars.
With Kolkata Knight Riders registering two consecutive victories and climbing at the third position in the table with 14 points in 13 games, the atmosphere in the team’s camp has lightened since the humiliating home defeat against Mumbai Indians by 102 runs over a week ago. With a few days still remaining for their final round robin game against Sunrisers Hyderabad, the KKR stars indulged in a fun activity as they displayed their acting talents.

 In a video shared on Twitter, KKR players enacted some of the popular dialogues of the team owner Shah Rukh Khan. In the video, Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, skipper Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi and Shubman Gill tried their best in matching up to SRK’s levels in acting.

The most hillarious moment in the video was Chris Lynn, who is an Australian cricketer and does not speak hindi, enacted SRK’s dialogue from the movie Raees, and said, “Battery nahi bolne ka (Don’t call me battery)!”

SRK was quick to respond to the video in his usual funny manner and joked that the cricketers should leave the acting to him.

In a tweet, the Bollywood actor said, “As much as I love my team, here’s the deal. I leave the cricket to u & u leave the acting to me!! Ha ha.”
Kolkata Knight Riders need to win their final encounter to confirm a spot in the Playoffs, with atleast four other teams still fighting for a spot. 

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

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[Spoiler] SRK fans will have a double treat while watching Deadpool 2 – here’s why


[Spoiler] SRK fans will have a double treat while watching Deadpool 2 – here’s the Reasons, why ?

Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool 2 opened to rave critical reviews worldwide. The actor shines bright in this sequel that is raunchier, funnier and weirder than Deadpool. Ryan teams up with Josh Brolin and Zazie Beetz to star in what could be tagged as the funniest superhero movie till date.

There were many outstanding moments in the entire movie and some hilarious digs that made us beam from ear to ear. Deadpool 2 writers did a splendid job in targeting all the superheroes in the universe and not differentiating between DC or Marvel. And while chuckling to this Merc with a mouth’s funny one liners wasn’t enough for us to cheer for him, the makers had an additional surprise for all their Indian fans. Yes, they had a Shah Rukh Khan song playing in the background in one of the scenes and me being a true SRK fan, I was all sold at that moment.

Wondering which Shah Rukh Khan song did they play in the background? Well, it was Yun Hi Chala Chal from Ashutosh Gowariker directorial Swades that released in 2004. Yes, you can hear the AR Rahman composition being played in the background when Deadpool and his X-Force are in Dopinder’s cab going for their next mission. 

The song will instantly bring a smile on the face of all the Indian fans and SRK fans may even dance with joy. It was great to see some Indian connection in the movie after Dopinder of course. Wonder if the Zero actor even knew about it or he was totally clueless.

I was one of the few lucky ones who had an opportunity to watch and review the movie three days prior to release. The movie was personally very engaging for me. You will find yourself beaming from ear to ear on most of the occasions and you can blame the dialogues for giving you a major stomach ache. 

Self praising, hilarious and fourth wall breaking lines will keep you entertained throughout the film. While I have seen many superheroes movies till date, who catered to typical family audiences, Deadpool is different. It’s gross and justifies its R-rating which ultimately works in its favour. The movie is expected to create a havoc at the box office just like its prequel.

Watch Deadpool 2 Official Trailer

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Shah Rukh Khan, the top movie star in India and one of the top stars in the world, is filming his new movie in Alabama this month, producers say.
Production began this week in Huntsville of the film "Zero" starring Khan and Indian actresses Katrina Kaif and Anuska Sharma. Crews have filmed at Grille 29, the Huntsville Botanical Garden and the Hindu Cultural Center of Alabama in Harvest.



Film co-producer Karuna Badwal, who is also Khan's business manager, talked about the project Thursday at the Hindu Cultural Center of North Alabama outside Huntsville, where several dozen actors and locals were dressed in traditional Indian clothes for a temple scene.

Badwal would not discuss the film's plot in detail, but she said some scenes will be filmed at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. The film will be the most expensive Indian movie ever made, she said, partly because of the technical equipment the plot requires. Producers have brought 90 people from India to Huntsville and hired another 50 from American production companies, Badwal said.

Prashant Shah, U.S. executive producer for the film, worked with the Alabama Film Office and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center to arrange production of the film in Huntsville.

Friday's filming was of a wedding blessing from a priest to a couple engaged to be married. The cast went through several takes while visitors, including U.S. Space & Rocket Center CEO Dr. Deborah Barnhart, watched from the back of the temple.

Khan has not arrived in Huntsville, and producers won't say when he will arrive or how long he will be in the city. Known in India and around the world as SRK, Khan has appeared in more than 80 films. He is the co-owner of his own film production company and has won awards for his support for children's education and for women's and children's rights in India.

Hindu center President Rashpal Thakur said having a movie shot at the center "is a new experience," but he said it was "a very thrilling experience to share our religion and culture."

The Huntsville area has a large Indian and Indian-American community with many members employed by the city's aerospace and defense industries. Thakur said the center has 1,000 families on its roles with about 500 active at any given time.
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The KKR co-owner Shah Rukh Khan was at the Eden Gardens and watched on helplessly as the Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians thrashed his side by 102 runs. After the match the Bollywood superstar took to social media and said, their names on the day. “Sports is about the spirit; wins/losses don’t reflect that. But tonite as the ‘Boss’ I need to apologise to the fans for the lack of spirit.” 
Co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders and Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla chat as they watch their team's match against Mumbai Indians during the VIVO IPL cricket T20 match in Kolkata on May 9, 2018. 
Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla react during the IPL cricket T20 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians in Kolkata. 
Mumbai Indians owner Nita Ambani with her son Akash Ambani after winning against Kolkata Knight Riders during the IPL T20 match at Eden Garden in Kolkata. 
Kolkata Knight Riders owners Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla during an IPL T20 cricket match against Mumbai Indians at Eden Garden in Kolkata. 
Mumbai Indians' team owner Nita Ambani celebrate their win over Kolkata Knight Riders with team player Kairon Pollard during the VIVO IPL cricket T20 match in Kolkata. 

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Singer Mika Singh, who performed at the wedding reception of Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja, said it is very difficult to make two superstars like Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan dance together on the stage.

Mika Singh was interacting with the media along with model Aarti Khetarpal and Singer Madhu Valli, during the launch of song 'Sama - The Summer Love' on Wednesday in Mumbai. Sharing his experience of the latest Bollywood wedding reception that took place on Tuesday, Mika said, "I will never forget this party in my entire life because it was one of the biggest days of my life."

He said when he was performing, Shah Rukh and Salman came on stage and "took the whole atmosphere to another level". "It is very difficult to make the two superstars dance together on the stage. Both of them were dancing on stage for almost an hour. Then Varun Dhawan, Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor did lot of fun on stage," Mika said. 

When asked whether Salmam should also marry now, Mika said, "I think Salman is an ultimate human being. He is really handsome and down to earth individual and when he sings, he looks really cute. I think he is the real King. Earlier, Kings used to have so many girlfriends. I don't think he needs anyone."
Talking about the challenges he faced while producing 'Sama - The Summer Love', Mika said, "Today's generation like to listen new sound, music and voice. It's already a hit and popular song. We had a meeting with Sa Re Ga Ma when we decided to recreate this song because original rights of the songs are with Sa Re Ga Ma."
'Sama- The Summer Love' is produced by Mika Singh's Music and Sound and sung by US-based model and singer Madhu Valli. Sumit Bharadwaj has directed the music video. Madhu Valli, Aarti Khetarpal and Raika Khan has featured in the song along with Mika Singh.

Monday, 14 May 2018

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Sonam Kapoor's wedding reception last night was a starry affair. The function saw the presence of who's who of the film industry with Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan being the biggest of the superstars to grace the event. 
Sonam Kapoor's wedding reception last night was a starry affair. The function saw the presence of who's who of the film industry with Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan being the biggest of the superstars to grace the event.

While the internet is still going crazy over viral videos of Bollywood big-wigs letting themselves loose at the grand event, Shah Rukh Khan took to Twitter to write about the reception and how Anil Kapoor is his source of inspiration.
"I kind of know, how it feels when a piece of ur heart gets married. Danced & celebrated love for daughters with my inspiration Anil Kapoor," Shah Rukh tweeted. 
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Suhana was recently seen cheering for her team at the ongoing T20 tournament.
New Delhi: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan's darling daughter Suhana is getting prettier day-by-day and more often than not her pictures go viral on the social media. Mommy Gauri Khan recently took to Instagram and shared the latest photo of her daughter.


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Gauri captioned the click as “Having the time of your life in your teens.”

Earlier this month, Suhana was seen cheering for KKR at the ongoing IPL 2018 where Shah Rukh Khan's team won their first match against Virat Kohli's 'Bangalore' team. King Khan came with wifey Gauri Khan, daughter Suhana and the little bundle of joy, AbRam. The Khan parivaar was accompanied by Sanjay Kapoor, wifey Maheep and daughter Shanaya. The Kolkata supporters kept cheering for the team and its big win was a cherry on top.

Soon after Shah Rukh Khan's team won the match, king of romance took a victory lap at Eden Gardens along with his daughter Suhana and her friend Shanaya Kapoor. Pictures of daddy cool and darling daughter went viral on the internet.

Now that many star kids like Janhvi Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan and Ananya Panday are making their foray into Bollywood, we can hope to see Suhana too entering the showbiz world and follow daddy cool SRK's footsteps. 
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Aanand L Rai’s ‘Zero’ starring Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif is one of the most talked about films at the moment. Ever since the first teaser, that sees SRK essaying the role of a dwarf, was unveiled it has been piquing fans’ interest. After an extended honeymoon post marriage with log time beau Virat Kohli, Anushka is back in the hood. She was recently spotted on the sets of ‘Zero’ in Bandra. 

The actress was snapped heading to her car, clad in a Camouflage tee and wearing a bright smile for the shutterbugs. It had been reported that the team decided to keep filming on hold to let their leading lady enjoy this new phase. On her return to the sets, the star was given a "floral welcome" by SRK, her director and the team at large.

Shah Rukh Khan, who was last seen at Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja's wedding reception in Mumbai on Tuesday, has now headed to Alabama for the shoot of his upcoming film 'Zero'. According to a report, the production has begun this week in the Huntsville Botanical Garden and the Hindu Cultural Center of Alabama in Harvest wherein even the leading ladies of the film Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma have joined Shah Rukh. 

The film which is helmed by Aanand L. Rai revolves around a dwarf man who falls in love with a female superstar. Anushka is reportedly said to be essaying the character of a girl with an intellectual disability. The film is slated to release on December 21, 2018.

Saturday, 12 May 2018

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Shah Rukh Khan has been busy with the shooting of Aanand L Rai directorial Zero. After shooting in Mumbai, the filming has now begun in Huntsville. While Shah Rukh Khan is yet to reach the beautiful location, the production has already begun in Alabama this month. 
According to the makers of Zero, the production of the film began this week in Huntsville. They have already filmed at different locations including Grille 29, the Huntsville Botanical Garden and the Hindu Cultural Center of Alabama in Harvest.

Film co-producer and Shah Rukh Khan’s business manager, Karuna Badwal, recently revealed some interesting details about the shoot at the Hindu Cultural Center of North Alabama outside Huntsville. A couple of days ago several artists and locals were seen dressed in Indian traditional clothes for a scene to be filmed at a temple. 
Karuna Badwal revealed that some scenes of Zero will be filmed at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. She further revealed that 90 people have flown to Huntsville from India and 50 have been hired from American production companies. The film is touted to be the most expensive film in regards to the technical aspect of it.

Furthermore, Prashant Shah, the U.S. executive producer for the film, has arranged the production in Huntsville and worked with the Alabama Film Office and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.
Shah Rukh Khan is essaying the role of a vertically challenged man. The film stars Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma. This is their second collaboration as trio after Yash Chopra’s last directorial, Jab Tak Hai Jaan. It will also have simply amazing cameos of Salman Khan, Rani Mukerji, Kajol, Alia Bhatt, Karisma Kapoor and Juhi Chawla. This will be, technically, the last film of late actress Sridevi.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

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Superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan were spotted singing together in a candid moment at Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja’s star-studded wedding.

The amateur video captured by guests at the wedding, shows the two Khans singing the infamous song “Yeh Bandhan To Pyar Ka Bandhan Hai” to Kapoor’s mother, Sunita Kapoor. Watch it below.


Sonam Kapoor- Anand Ahuja's wedding reception turned out to be a fun affair for Bollywood. Many Bollywood celebrities like Karan Johar, Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor, Varun Dhawan were seen dancing their heart out at the reception.

But the ones which stole the show were the Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan. SRK was seen dancing to the tunes of 'Laila Main Laila' with Anil Kapoor, soon Salman Khan also joined him on the stage. And later the two actors created history by dancing on some hit songs like 'Tan Tana Tan', 'Koi Mil Gaya'.
The 'Karan Arjun' pair were seen even singing on some hit numbers like 'Aaj Ki Party M
eri Taraf se', 'Jaanam Samjha Karo'. In one of the videos both Salman and SRK can be seen kneeling down and singing a song from their movie 'Karan-Arjun' for Sonam's mom Sunita Kapoor. 



Friday, 6 April 2018

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Kareena Kapoor Khan to play Shah Rukh Khan's love interest in 'Salute'?

It was recently reported that Shah Rukh Khan will be playing the protagonist in the biopic of astronaut Rakesh Sharma, titled ‘ Salute’, has been making waves for a long time. The leading lady of the film was in a tiff till now but as per the recent reports, Kareena Kapoor Khan’s name has emerged as one of the credible stars that could fit the requirements of the character. Apparently, the ‘Kurbaan’ actor isn’t ready to get onboard.

As per reports, considering that Priyanka Chopra is also rumoured to be in talks for a biopic on astronaut Kalpana Chawla, it is unlikely that she will be onboard this space flick.

However, according to recent reports, Kareena Kapoor Khan’s name has emerged as one of the credible stars that could fit the requirements of the character. Apparently, the ‘Kurbaan’ actor isn’t ready to get onboard.

A publication quoted a source saying that there are several offers, roles and films discussed with actors, but not all of these discussions materialise on the big screen. Hence, ‘Salute’ may not be on the menu for Kareena.

‘Salute’ will revolve around a man called Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian to travel into space. This Mahesh Mathai directorial is likely to go on floors by the year-end.

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The casting for the biopic on astronaut Rakesh Sharma, titled ‘ Salute’, has been making waves for a long time. It gained traction after reports hinted at Shah Rukh Khan bagging the part. Subsequently, it was rumoured that Priyanka Chopra would be the lead female actor.

A publication quoted a source saying that there are several offers, roles and films discussed with actors, but not all of these discussions materialise on the big screen. Hence, ‘Salute’ may not be on the menu for Kareena.

‘Salute’ will revolve around a man called Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian to travel into space. This Mahesh Mathai directorial is likely to go on floors by the year-end.

Shah Rukh is currently busy with the Anand L Rai film Zero opposite his Jab Tak Hai Jaan co-actresses, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif. He had denied signing any other film at several occasions. It is now being reported that Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur approached SRK quite a number of times after Aamir opted out of the film and the actor finally gave his nod this month. "Zero is a film which will require a lot of VFX. Shah Rukh will wrap up Zero by April. He will perhaps begin the shoot of Salute by September and will shoot for close to two to three months and wrap its first schedule. The next schedule of Salute will begin from Jan 2019,” a source tells the publication.

alute will be directed by Mahesh Mathai. Initially, Priyanka Chopra was confirmed as the female lead opposite Aamir. As soon as Aamir was out of the project, Priyanka too confirmed she too no more a part of the biopic. Another report by Deccan Chronicle suggests that after Shah Rukh gave his nod to the project, Priyanka had to opt out, as the two no longer work together.

It is yet not confirmed that who will be seen as Rakesh Sharma's wife in the film.

Monday, 26 March 2018

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When Farhan Akhtar decided to remake Don (1977) with Shah Rukh Khan, it looked like he visualised it as a franchise. It’s been over six years since Don 2: The Chase Continues (2006), and though the filmmaker had dropped major hints about Don 3 in the climax, there has been no development on that front since then. But now the project seems to have been set in motion!

SCRIPT LOCKED

Farhan has developed the script. Says a source, “He had bounced the idea off to SRK, who liked it. Farhan had taken a break from acting and channelised all his energy into developing the script for this film of the Don franchise. He has finally locked the script and things are moving in the right direction.”

DIRECTOR AND ACTOR

While Farhan has directed Don and Don 2, the next instalment will also have him starring in it. Reveals a source from the team, “Farhan will also act in this film. He will play a desi top cop to Shah Rukh’s Don. Since a portion of the film will be set in India, Farhan will be seen donning the policeman’s uniform in the film.” Previously, there were talks about him playing Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s role in Raees, but that didn’t materialise then.

NEW HEROINE

In the first two films of the series, Priyanka Chopra played Roma, the Interpol inspector, who is trying to arrest Don. But the new film won’t have PC. Says a source, “The storyline is such that it doesn’t need Priyanka’s character. It’s likely to have a new cast, which will be locked soon.”

ROLLING NEXT YEAR

While Farhan is busy giving finishing touches to the script, we hear he and SRK plan to bankroll the project mid-next year. Our khabri adds, “SRK will be finishing Salute and then get to this film straight away. It is likely to release in 2020.” We reached out to Farhan, but he chose not to comment.

Farhan Akhtar to play a cop in Shah Rukh Khan’s 'Don 3'?

Six years after the release of Shah Rukh Khan's 'Don 2', it now looks like things are falling into place for the third instalment. According to a report, Farhan Akhtar, who helmed the last two films, has penned down a script for 'Don 3'. He reportedly took a sabbatical from acting to concentrate on this story which SRK has liked. The report further states that Farhan will also act in the film. He will be allegedly be seen playing a desi cop and donning the 'Wardi' as part of the film will be shot in India. However, fans expecting to see Priyanka Chopra as Roma in the film may be disappointed. Her character is not needed in this storyline and a new cast will reportedly be brought on board for the film. Once Farhan finishes the script, it is being said that Shah Rukh will back the project that is expected to go on floors mid next year and is eyeing a 2020 release.

Priyanka Chopra To Be Replaced By Farhan Akhtar In Don 3?

When Farhan Akhtar decided to collaborate with Shah Rukh Khan to recreate the 1977 classic Don, fans were on top of the world. They absolutely loved their favourite star, SRK, in Amitabh Bachchan’s shoes and his chemistry with Priyanka Chopra. The film became such a huge hit, that Farhan made its sequel, Don 2 : The Chase Continues in 2006. It’s been a little over a decade since then and fans are waiting for the third installment, particularly after Akhtar dropped major hints about Don 3 in the climax of Don 2. However, there has been no development in all these years, making us wonder if the film is even happening or no. However, if recent reports are to be believed, the project seems to have been set in motion.

Farhan has reportedly developed the script. DNA quoted a source as saying, “He had bounced the idea off to SRK, who liked it. Farhan had taken a break from acting and channelised all his energy into developing the script for this film of the Don franchise. He has finally locked the script and things are moving in the right direction.” Needless to say, fans wanted to see Priyanka play the role of a cop in this film as well, but she reportedly declined the offer. Thus, this time audiences will not only get to see Farhan direct the film but also act in it. He will be playing a desi top cop to Shah Rukh’s Don.

The source further revealed to the leading daily, “Farhan will also act in this film. He will play a desi top cop to Shah Rukh’s Don. Since a portion of the film will be set in India, Farhan will be seen donning the policeman’s uniform in the film.” Previously, there were talks about him playing Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s role in Raees, but that didn’t see the light of day. Furthermore, the source said that the storyline is such that it doesn’t need Priyanka’s character (Roma) in it at all and thus is expected to have a new cast that will be finalised soon.

Currently, Farhan is busy giving finishing touches to the script and we hear that SRK and plan to co-produce the film mid next year. The khabri further told DNA, “SRK will be finishing Salute and then get to this film straight away. It is likely to release in 2020.” So, are you excited?

Currently, Shah Rukh Khan is shooting for his film ‘Zero’ alongside Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma. Upon its completion, he would start working on Don. For now the script is being prepared and once completed, it will reach SRK who will then move things forward. In an unofficial announcement on Instagram, producer Ritesh Sidhwani posted a photo of Shah Rukh Khan as Don with hashtags that didn’t clearly reveal anything but hinted about the upcoming sequel of the biggest and longest-running action franchise, that is Don. 

Don films are about a hindi language drug dealer who holds a powerful place in the mafia and keeps evading police arrest. The first Don film made in 2006 starring Shah Rukh Khan was a remake of Amitabh starrer version of 1972 movie Don. The movie had earned 106 crores in revenues back then. The second movie Don 2 came out in 2011 and it too, made a business of 220 crores. However, there is no news whether Priyanka will reprise her role but Farhan Akhtar is determined to make a long-lasting impact with his debut movie.

Sunday, 25 March 2018

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Rumor has it that Shah Rukh Khan is leaving no stone unturned for Rakesh Sharma's biopic Salute, which was earlier supposed to star Aamir Khan.

After Aamir Khan backed out of first Indian astronaut Rakesh Sharma's biopic Salute, Shah Rukh Khan has come on board. It is said that the change was reportedly smooth and amicable.

In fact, Aamir personally met Shah Rukh and urged him to take up the project, and the latter obliged. Since Aamir intends to devote his entire time to a mega project — presumably the Mahabharat — the Thugs Of Hindostan actor has apparently stopped accepting any projects at the moment. 

Now, rumor has it that SRK is leaving no stone unturned in seeking Aamir's help for researching the project.

A source told DNA: "King Khan has asked Aamir to help him out with the research he did for the film when he was supposed to do it. Knowing what a perfectionist Aamir is, he must have done detailed research and SRK will only benefit from that."

The superstar will start preparing for Salute in May, after wrapping up Zero. "SRK will wrap up Zero by April-end, after which he will be busy for the next three months prepping for his character in Salute. He will be doing his own research with his team and studying the nuances to play the astronaut. That's why he's taken a three-month break in between to devote himself fully to the biopic," a source told the daily.

Interestingly, Shah Rukh is not new to projects related to astronomy. He played a NASA engineer in Ashutosh Gowariker's Swades.

Meanwhile, Zero — directed by Aanand L Rai — also has Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in key roles. Zero will see the Badshah of Bollywood play a small person. The film is set to release December 21, 2018.

On the other hand, Aamir is filming the last leg of Thugs Of Hindostan in Rajasthan. The movie also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Katrina.

Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and produced under the Yash Raj Films banner, Thugs Of Hindostan is scheduled for release in Diwali 2018.

The biopic on astronomer Rakesh Sharma was in the news since a very long time for the actors associated with it.

Aamir Khan was supposed to play the lead in this movie, but he reportedly suggested his nemesis Shah Rukh Khan’s name for it.

SRK seems to have come on board on one condition, it being that Aamir give him the research material he previously prepared.

A source told DNA, “King Khan has asked Aamir to help him out with the research he did for the film when he was supposed to do it. Knowing what a perfectionist Aamir is, he must have done detailed research and SRK will only benefit from that.”

Priyanka Chopra too was reportedly going to pick the film as her next Bollywood movie, till Aamir’s name was linked to the project.

Now that Shah Rukh Khan has become the lead for the biopic tentatively titled ‘Salute’, it appears that Piggy Chops might have opted out of the project and chosen to work with Salman Khan in ‘Bharat’.

That Shah Rukh Khan is stepping into Aamir Khan’s shoes to play the role of astronaut Rakesh Sharma in Salute is known. Apparently, Aamir passed on the role to SRK because after Thugs Of Hindostan, he will get busy with his magnum opus, a period drama based on the Mahabharat. However, he was so impressed with the script of Salute that he wanted it to be made and thought SRK would be apt for the role. Now, we hear that SRK is also taking Aamir’s help before he gets into the project completely.

Says a source, “King Khan has asked Aamir to help him out with the research he did for the film when he was supposed to do it. Knowing what a perfectionist Aamir is, he must have done detailed research and SRK will only benefit from that.” Now, that’s some Khan bonding for you.

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