Showing posts with label top actors. Show all posts
Showing posts with label top actors. Show all posts

Friday, 18 May 2018

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After Mera Joota Hai Japani, Deadpool 2 to feature song from Shah Rukh Khan’s Swades

After playing Mera Joota Hai Japani in the first film, Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool 2 promotes Dopinder to sidekick and also features Yuhi Chala Chal from the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer, Swades.


Indian fans are being given special treatment in Marvel movies - the first Deadpool movie opened with the evergreen Hindi song, Mera Joota Hai Japani and there was a reference to Hanuman in Black Panther. And now, according to reports, the new Deadpool movie features the song Yun Hi Chala Chal from Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Swades. Spoilers follow, so if you don’t want to know details about a particular scene in the film, stop reading.


According to a report in BollywoodLife, the song is playing on Dopinder’s stereo when the Indian cabbie is driving Deadpool, Cable and Domino to a destination. Cable is annoyed at the choice of soundtrack and even commands Dopinder to turn the song off, which prompts Deadpool to call him a racist.

Music and Dopinder’s nationality aren’t the only Indian connections in Deadpool 2 - the Hindi dub version will feature Ranveer Singh voicing the central character and YouTuber Bhuvan Bam voicing Dopinder. 

Directed by David Leitch, Deadpool 2 stars Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz, Karan Soni, Morena Baccarin and others. The film will release in India on Friday and is projected to make over Rs 2,300 crore in its worldwide opening weekend.

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!”
A post shared by Humans of Bombay (@officialhumansofbombay) on

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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Shah Rukh Khan Biggest Dream, is coming true !!!

Shah Rukh Khan is one actor with whom not only every actress but also every director and writer wants to work with. According to latest reports, ‘Baahubali’ writer KV Vijayendra Prasad has penned down a script keeping the Baadshah of Bollywood in mind. The film is apparently a revenge drama.
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 The director reportedly flew down from Hyderabad to discuss the script with SRK. However, the actor, who is keeping busy with Aanand L Rai’s ‘Zero’ starring Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif, is yet to give his consent on the film. KV Vijayendra Prasad has previously delivered the hit Salman Khan starrer ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’. Let’s hope SRK makes time for this interesting collaboration!
After writing films like Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Baahubali for Salman Khan and Prabhas respectively, KV Vijayendra Prasad, who has also scripted Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika, is now keen to work with Shah Rukh Khan. The septuagenarian recently approached the Bollywood badshah with the script of a revenge drama.

A source says, 
“He has written the story keeping SRK in mind. The two recently had a meeting in Mumbai. Prasad flew down from Hyderabad and narrated the story to Shah Rukh.” 
Like his other films, this too, is expected to be mounted on a huge canvas. 
“It is a revenge saga, with lots of drama and action,” 
reveals our source. But Shah Rukh, who’s currently busy with Aanand L Rai’s Zero, hasn’t given a nod to the movie as of now. 
“He met Prasad, but he is yet to take a call on the film. He will wrap up Zero before announcing his next project. He’s still deciding which one to pick,” 
We tried contacting the Baahubali writer but he remained unavailable for comment. Interestingly, Prasad has been roped in to script the sequels to the Anil Kapoor-starrer Nayak and Akshay Kumar’s Rowdy Rathore as well. He had also admitted to having approached Ajay Devgn for a period film which the superstar had turned down. Will SRK say yes? Let’s wait and watch.



It is now being reported that Baahubali's writer KV Vijayendra Prasad has approached Shah Rukh Khan for an upcoming revenge drama.

A report by DNA claims that the writer has penned down a script keeping Shah Rukh Khan in mind. Prasad reportedly flew down to Mumbai all the way from Hyderabad to narrate the script to the Bollywood megastar. However, SRK is yet to give his opinion on the film as he is currently busy shooting for Aanand L Rai's 'dwarf' film titled Zero, and he will consider other projects only after he completes Rai's film.

The film is supposed to be an intense revenge drama, much like Rajamouli's blockbuster, and would involve a lot of state-of-the-art action sequences which are tailor-made for large canvas, adds the DNA report.

It is also reported that Prasad has also been roped in to write scripts for the sequels to Anil Kapoor's Nayak and Akshay Kumar's Rowdy Rathod.

Both the writer as well as anybody from SRK's team were not available to comment on the above-mentioned development.
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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.
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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) set the Indian Premier League (IPL) ablaze on Saturday with a demolition of Kings XI Punjab in Indore.

Dinesh Karthik's men batted first in scorching conditions and ended up registering the highest total of IPL 2018 - 245/6 in 20 overs. This is KKR's highest score in IPL history. The overall highest score is held by Royal Challengers Bangalore, they notched up a staggering 263 runs against Pune Warriors in 2013.

The innings got off to a roaring start as Sunile Narine tonked the KXIP bowlers all around the park. The West Indian marauder blasted his way to 75 from 36.

Karthik then took over and made 50 off 23, while Andre Russell smashed a 14-ball 31.

Twitter was in awe of the ball-striking by the KKR batsmen.

Here are some tweets
#KXIPvKKR Today, after the match. DK: Machan, Narine, shall we go for some Punjabi cuisine? Narine: Already had
Shah Rukh Khan had apologised to fans after KKR suffered a humiliating 102-run defeat at the hands of Mumbai Indians in their previous IPL 2018 match on Wednesday. Just after KKR's loss, Shah Rukh took to Twitter and wrote an apologetic message to KKR fans. "Sports is about the spirit and wins/losses don't reflect that. But tonight as the 'Boss' I need to apologise to the fans for the lack of spirit," he wrote. 
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Pleased with KKR's win over KXIP, Shah Rukh Khan had a special message for KKR captain Dinesh Karthik.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) co-owner Shah Rukh Khan had accused his team for lacking spirit in KKR's defeat to Mumbai Indians last week but the Bollywood superstar was a happy man following his team's crucial win over Kings XI Punjab on Saturday. Shah Rukh Khan took to Twitter and posted a special message for KKR captain Dinesh Karthik. 

The Bollywood star, in his post, wrote that Dinesh Karthik had asked him to smile after the loss to Mumbai Indians at Eden Gardens and SRK duly obliged by posting a picture of him smiling.

The loss to Mumbai Indians had somewhat derailed KKR's push for a playoff spot but the team immediately returned to winning ways in their next match and got the better of a high-flying Kings XI Punjab. KKR's win was largely down to a brilliant batting performance from the entire team. Sunil Narine top scored for KKR with a 36-ball 75 while Dinesh Karthik smashed a half-century off just 23 balls to power the Kolkata franchise to 245 for six. KKR's bowling, however, left a lot to be desired with Lokesh Rahul once again leading Punjab's charge.

The right-handed opener blasted 66 off 29 balls while captain Ravichandran Ashwin scored a 22-ball 45 to keep Punjab in the hunt. But loss of regular wickets proved costly for the Punjab outfit as they fell well short of the target. KKR are currently on 12 points from 12 games and will need to win both their games to secure a place in the playoffs.

Kolkata's next match against Rajasthan Royals will be crucial to their cause of reaching the playoffs. Both teams are on the same number of points with two matches remaining for them. A win for either team will give them a massive advantage over the other in the race for the playoffs.
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Film with Shah Rukh, Alia not shelved: Karan Johar

Karan Johar quashes rumours claiming that his next production venture, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt, has been shelved.
A few months ago, it was announced that Shah Rukh Khan is set to team up with Alia Bhatt for director Gauri Shinde’s yet-untitled next. Immediately after the film’s announcement, the unusual casting raised many eyebrows. Soon reports of the film getting shelved started doing the rounds. But Karan Johar, who is producing the film, is amused with such unsubstantiated stories, and instead says that he is looking forward to teaming up with old friend Shah Rukh again.

“I am very excited [to work with Shah Rukh]. The casting of the film is very unusual, and that’s why, of course, there has been a lot of speculation about what that film is about. But I have left it to Gauri to tell the world what it is about when it comes out,” says Karan. 
In fact, the film-maker has no clue what resulted in the rumours about the film getting shelved. He says, “I really don’t know where all these rumours came from. That film is very much on track, and we are starting it in the middle of January with a non-stop schedule. All of us are very excited to make that movie,” says Karan, who recently filmed part of his next directorial venture — featuring Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Sharma — in London, UK, in a long shooting schedule.

Friday, 11 May 2018

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Shah Rukh Khan continues to rule the world and so does his signature pose. Every time he stretches his arms and bents slightly on one knee, millions of fans go crazy. 
While Alia Bhatt’s constant admiration of the ‘Dilwale’ actor and his signature pose is no secret, we have another actor who has loved it. Well, it’s none other than Shilpa Shetty Kundra, who ruled everyone’s hearts in the 90s and continues to slay on the small screen. Shilpa Shetty Kundra recently took to her social media account to share her beach vacation pictures and no brownies for guessing who she is posing as! Looking marvelous in a bikini, posed liked Shah Rukh Khan in the pictures. 

While fans are dying to see her back on the big screen, the actor told us about what kind of scripts is she looking forward to working in. Shipla said, 
“If I do a film after so long, it would have to be something that I haven’t done before. A character that I enjoy wanting to play. When you are doing TV, you have a lot of space, it’s just once or twice a week, so it’s easy. When you’re doing a movie, it’s 25 days at a stretch or 10 days at a stretch. So, I don’t know. But I’m open to it. If it’s a really great script, I might just say yes.”

Monday, 7 May 2018

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Alia Bhatt is all set to star in 'Talvar' helmer Meghna Gulzar’s film ‘Raazi’, which releases on 24th May.
Alia Bhatt is all set to star in Meghna Gulzar’s film ‘Raazi’, which releases on 11th May, and we’re sure you did not know that Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar were linked to the project before her.

Harinder Sikka, author of ‘Calling Sehmat’ and presenter of ‘Raazi’ revealed to Mid-Day, "In 2009, Samar Khan [filmmaker] came to seek the rights for a movie adaptation. It was for Red Chillies Entertainment. I didn't know it was SRK's company. But Samar objected to my demand of Rs 2 crore for the rights. He also wanted to change the storyline, which I wasn't okay with. It was then that Samar made a distasteful statement - 'In Bollywood, we can always make a film and give you a credit in the end.' I was so hurt that I wrote a letter to SRK and he was gracious enough to ensure that Samar Khan sent an apology within 10 days."

Speaking about Akshay, he added, "I met Akshay Kumar during the screenings of Nanak Shah Fakir and wanted to rope him [as a producer]. It was he who invited Meghna Gulzar for a meeting about this book at his home. Instinctively, I knew that I had found my film's director."

"I did not want Akshay's money, though he was more than gracious. Akshay had to give his dates to another film but remained a constant support for me emotionally. After Akshay pulled out, Pretti Sahni (Jungle Pictures) called me to tell that she was tracking the book," said Sikka.

On his deal with Junglee Pictures, he claimed, "They weren't happy with the conditions I was putting. They felt that the money I was quoting was exorbitant. Little did they know that I had promised whatever money I make from the book and the movie, will go for charity. The book was too strong and the story too good to be missed out. I was clear that Alia Bhatt had to play the lead and Meghna would be the director. At one point, Gulzar saab told me it was time I let go of the material. But eventually, the producers kept each of these promises."

Speaking about real-life Sehmat’s nod for Alia, Sikka concluded, "Sehmat's way of saying yes or no was through silence. When I suggested that Alia play her, she said a silent yes. She wanted Alia to play her. Meghna made me meet Alia at Dharma's office in Mumbai. Only I could have told her what Sehmat was all about. It was a long delightful meeting. To her credit, Alia is sharp and caught everything. It's a life-changing role and she delved into it without qualms. I saw that my book was being respected. When the film was nearly done, Alia Bhatt asked me if she had lived up to my expectation of Sehmat's part."

Saturday, 21 April 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.


Friday, 6 April 2018

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Flashback Friday: When Shah Rukh Khan supported Salman Khan over his criminal charges, Watch viral video

Almost 20 years post the 1998 blackbuck poaching case, Salman Khan was convicted by a Jodhpur Court on Thursday. The actor, who was accused of killing two blackbucks along with his Hum Sath Sath Hain co-stars Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam and Sonali Bendre, has been sentenced to 5-years imprisonment along with a fine of Rs 10,000. While a number of Bollywood celebs have come out and voiced their opinion on social media and otherwise, but turns out that Salman's close friend Shah Rukh Khan had already expressed his emotions in a previous interview.

An old video clip from the said interview has surfaced online and has been doing the rounds on social media since quite sometime now. In the video, Shah Rukh can be seen talking about the downsides or disadvantages of being a star/celebrity. He also expressed that many a times the celebrities get judged even before their crime gets proved and that is something he felt, happens with Salman time and again. 

Here's what he says:


"To a great extent I feel that there are a lot of advantages of being a movie star and being famous and at the same time there are a few negative things too. And I think one of the negatives of being a celebrity is that you get judged even before your crime is proven or proved. This has happened time and again with Salman. I think by virtue of the impression that stardom is giving to people, they think that they can say anything about the stars and it'll be alright. That I think, is wrong. I think, I'm nobody and I'm genuinely not somebody who can comment on what the law is. We all respect it (the law), but somewhere, at a personal level, one feels and wishes all this did not happen to Salman."

Watch the video right here:


Meanwhile, Salman's hearing for his bail has been deferred till Saturday. The actor will be spending the Friday night in the Jodhpur Central Jail. Watch this space for more updates...

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.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

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Best Moments From Shah Rukh Khan's Hilarious Podcast With AIB

‘All India Bakchod’s new podcast is out and it features Shah Rukh Khan (the un-Roastable). And like anything that features Shah Rukh Khan (except ‘Ram Jaane’ and ‘Happy New Year’) it’s GOLD! Tanmay Bhat, Rohan Joshi, Khamba and Ashish Shakya hung out with SRK in his library (yeah take a moment, or several, to feel jealous) and it was a laughter riot throughout. In case you missed it (which you shouldn’t have) here are the ten best moments.


1. The podcast started with Tanmay Bhat confronting Shah Rukh Khan on why he never actually invited AIB home after promising to play FIFA. “I’m wondering why today also,” Shah Rukh Khan replied and gave him a much needed reality check.


2. Tanmay Bhat went on to other things only to be interrupted by Shah Rukh Khan for this important question – “You really thought I was going to call you next day for FIFA?”


3. SRK spoke about being in the news for absolutely nothing and what he thinks is the ultimate solution to it all. “Ive decided anyone says anything about me- wrong, right, good, bad ugly - I will just go to their house. Because at the end of it all it’s all about a selfie. I’ve decided one day I’ll take 7 days off and take selfies with everyone who has a mouth to speak with or fingers to write with, I will be the most powerful man in this country.” Never wanted to use #Goals so badly every before!


4. Tanmay Bhat mentioned the recent debate around why India doesn’t have a ‘Meryl Streep of its own and after of course, speaking his mind about how journalists put unnecessary pressure on celebrities, Shah Rukh Khan gave a very valid justification defending himself – “Kya hua na is baar Filmfare Award nahi mila…milta toh yahi speech deta. Jab sala award hi nahi milega toh speech kaise dunga”.


5. The mention of the infamous AIB Roast came up and Shah Rukh Khan was the most relatable human ever when he said he found comfort in knowing the Roast was ‘the end’ of AIB’s career. “The Roast was your ‘Fan’,” he said. Give him an award just for this epic burn!


6. Tanmay Bhat - What is it like dancing at weddings? Do you feel weird being the one to steal the spotlight away from the bride and groom?

Shah Rukh Khan – I mean…they should be happy I’m not stealing the bride away.

*wipes tears of laughter*


7. He revealed why he has never advertised an itch guard or an anti-dandruff shampoo and it was the cockiest yet HAHAHAHAH-funny. “I find it odd and I’m a little shy. Having to do things like dandruff on my shoulder and all is awkward for me. I always say, “look the whole idea of this ad is that this doesn’t happen to me so people will take it because ‘oh it doesn’t happen to SRK because he uses this product’. If you show it happening to me, I’m a regular guy. I’m not a regular guy.”  I’m Shah Rukh Khan. Mujhe daad, khaaj, khujli nahi hoti.”


8. AIB also asked him the customary 2016 question – “did demonetization affect you?” They got the loudest laugh in response.


9. He also made some hilarious revelations from the 90s, when he did his first few International Tours and how a lot of his contemporaries turned up drunk and high on stage (and eventually off it) and did literally nothing.


10. Shah Rukh Khan had us rolling on the floor laughing (no kidding) when he started talking about his ‘cheap thrill’. “I was doing an ad for a biscuit. And there are only couple of ways that even the most varied kind of an actor can eat a biscuit. You can be in love with it, you can be angry with it – I tried all of that. But a biscuit is not eaten with any emotion you know. It’s eaten with biscuit emotion.” He went on to narrate how ridiculous some people sound in the advertising world and how his super protective team dealt with them. “A lot of times ek aadmi ya aurat aate hain jo emotionally involved hote hain apne product ke sath and rightly so aur who mujhko aake bolte hain ‘Sir I want you to eat the biscuit. The feeling of homeliness, the feeling of years of gone by, the feeling of who you are. The feeling of all your achievements gone in that one bite’ and my biggest cheap thrill is that my team is like ‘itni feeling aati toh yaar Filmfare mil jata’ They’re very protective. They are like ‘Itna bola yaar sir ko. Itna toh inke baap ko bhi kisi ne nahi bola’.”

Oh, and Shah Rukh Khan also offered to do a self-scripted wedding show with AIB and that’s kinda become my new purpose in life now – to see it happening. So please don’t ditch, AIB and SRK!

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