Oct 22, 2014

Time for HNY team to disperse; Farah, Deepika get emotional

It was an emotional moment for "Happy New Year" directorFarah Khan and its lead actress Deepika Padukone - they broke into tears at an event here Wednesday.

"Happy New Year", which stars Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Jackie Shroff, Sonu Sood, and Vivaan Shah will be premiered here Thursday. And the team assembled here a day before the screening for a press conference, which is apparently their last event together.

"Just the thought made Farah emotional. She knows that once the film releases, the team members will go their different ways," said a source close to the film unit.

"Deepika and Boman started crying too, while Shah Rukh and Abhishek were trying to console them," added the source.

Abhishek had earlier said that they all worked like a family on the film and had a whale of a time.

Produced by Shah Rukh's Red Chillies Entertainment Pvt Ltd, "Happy New Year" is a heist drama and the Bollywood Badshah has not left any stone unturned to make it the most spectacular and entertaining drama for viewers.

The film will apparently have the biggest release so far in the Middle East, US and Britian, the regions where Shah Rukh has a huge fan following.

Source: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/time-for-hny-team-to-disperse-farah-deepika-get-emotional-114102200847_1.html

Oct 18, 2014

Happy New Year set to record the widest release for a Bollywood film

Happy New Year marks the coming together of director Farah Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, after the success of the pair in films such as Main Hoon Na and Om Shanti Om

This Diwali, the Red Chillies Entertainment and Yash Raj Films teams will be gearing up for the widest Bollywood release so far. Next week, Happy New Year, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan and Boman Irani, will hit as many as 6,000 screens worldwide, the most ever. This will surpass releases of films such as Dhoom 3 (2013), Kick (2014) and Bang Bang (2014).

Sources say the makers of Happy New Year are targeting release in 5,000 screens in India and 1,000 abroad. The film is produced by Red Chillies Entertainment; it will be distributed worldwide by Yash Raj Films, also the force behind the widespread distribution of Dhoom 3 in December 2013, the biggest film of that year. The thriller was released in about 4,500 screens in India and 800 abroad.

Happy New Year marks the coming together of director Farah Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, after the success of the pair in films such as Main Hoon Na and Om Shanti Om, while Khan and Padukone have delivered hits such as Om Shanti Om and Chennai Express.

Last year, Chennai Express was released across 750 screens abroad, a record in terms of foreign release on the day on the film being released in India. Movies such as Krrish 3 and Dhoom 3 also saw similar exposure last year. This year, Kick and Bang Bang stepped up the game, with release across up to 850 screens in foreign markets.

Kamal Gianchandani, chief operating officer, PVR Ltd, says, "You cannot get a better combination in Bollywood. Happy New Year marks the return of SRK and Deepika after Chennai Express and SRK and Farah (Khan) after hits such as Main Hoon Na and Om Shanti Om; and, it's the occasion of Diwali. The film is set for a wide release and, at least at PVR, 80 per cent of our screens will be running the movies 



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Oct 16, 2014

Happy New Year cast in Indore, Shah Rukh Khan praises Narendra Modi

​Shah Rukh Khan heaped praises on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and termed him as a prominent political figure on Thursday.
The Bollywood's King Khan was in Indore for promoting his upcoming movie 'Happy New Year'. While talking to media, he said that he respects Modi a lot.
Earlier, a huge crowd gathered at Devi Ahilya Airport in Indore for having a glimpse of King Khan and Bollywood super star Deepika Padukone.
Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood and Boman Irani also accompanied the duo as the star cast of 'Happy New Year' promoted their upcoming flick.
Happy New Year cast in Indore, Shah Rukh Khan praises Narendra Modi 
The security and police personnel had tough time controlling the mob.
SRK however did not disappoint his fans and shook hands with them before leaving the airport.
These film stars also participated in the shooting of an upcoming dance reality show at Brilliant Convention Centre.

Happy New Year cast in Indore, Shah Rukh Khan praises Narendra Modi

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Oct 12, 2014

Shahrukh Khan's Youngest Son AbRam Makes His Bollywood Debut in Happy New Year?

Happy New Year

Here's one major reason that might make Happy New Year a memorable film for Shahrukh Khan's fans as well as his family – the film might feature SRK's wife Gauri Khan in a special appearance along with the couple's youngest child, AbRam.

"This time around what makes the upcoming film Happy New Year special is the appearance of Gauri Khan, Shah Rukh Khan's wife and their youngest kid AbRam," reports Bollywood Hungama.

The report further states that Gauri Khan, who is also the co-founder of Red Chillies Entertainment, recently revealed that she will be doing a guest appearance in the film along with AbRam.

Looks like all the members of the Khan family are equally comfortable in the limelight. While young AbRam is all set to make his Bollywood debut, SRK's older son, Aryan also gave his first shot as a child in Karan Johar's 2001 family drama - Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham.

Gauri Khan was also seen on the big screen in Farah Khan's 2007 hit, Om Shanti Om, during the end credits.

Recently, Shahrukh Khan took to a social networking site to give a glimpse of AbRam.

Produced by Red Chillies Entertainment, Happy New Year stars Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani, Vivaan Shah among others. The film is slated to be released on October 23.

Meanwhile, a new song from Happy New Year called Nonsense Ki Night has been released. 

Sep 28, 2014

Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood Phenomenon, to Host Indian Live Version of Simon Cowell's 'Got Talent'; World's Second Richest Actor After Jerry Seinfeld Looking for India's Happiest Dancer

Shah Rukh Khan, the second richest actor in the world after Jerry Seinfeld, will host "Got Talent World Stage Live," an extension of the Simon Cowell "Got Talent" TV franchise. The live event will be held on Dec. 6, at Mumbai's Andheri sports complex.

In statement, Shah Rukh Khan said "Performing arts is a pure act of passion and love. I am glad to associate with Got Talent World Stage as a host. I am sure that we will get to witness some extraordinary talent."

Simon Cowell added, "The Got Talent format has uncovered some incredible stars around the world, and this is a great celebration of Indian and international artists."

Khan will host the live event, which will showcase 10 Indian and international talents like popular illusionist Darcy Oake. The event will be broadcast on Colors.

Colors CEO Raj Nayak said "We have been associated with the Got Talent franchise for over six years now, which has not only witnessed the successful India's Got Talent series but also a corporate extension in the form of CEO's Got Talent. We are looking forward to the on-ground extension of the property especially because it gives us the opportunity to raise the entertainment quotient through the exhibition of exceptional local and international talent."

Shah Rukh Khan, 48, has been called King Khan, King of Bollywood and Bollywood Badshah, which means emperor. Khan was named a knight this summer in a ceremony in Mumbai. Laurent Fabius, the French foreign affairs minister, conferred the title Knight of the Legion of Honor, France's highest civilian honor, on Khan.

In a statement, Fabius said, "The French people hail Shah Rukh Khan's talent and generosity," which transcend "cultural and historical differences."

"Got Talent" will be India's first ever multi-city dance tour. Khan will lead the search for the country's "happiest dancer." The search will be conducted on a special "Happy Dancing" bus that will traverse Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad and Indore.

Source: http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/117350/20140927/shah-rukh-khan-bollywood.htm

Shah Rukh Khan: Any film I star in will become bigger

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has had a tryst with off-beat films with 'Maya Memsaab', 'Swades', 'Chak De! India', but does not understand the concept of this genre as he feels his presence can turn any unconventional film into a mainstream money-spinner.

The 48-year-old actor, best known for his romantic hero act in films, said he did take a few risks with his movies but since he is such a big star, his experimental films also find audience.

"What is an off-beat film? You put me in an off-beat film and it will become on-beat. Like 'Chak De! India' was an off-beat film and it did really well money wise. It is the biggest success of my career," Shah Rukh told PTI.

"I think any film that I am part of will become bigger than it was meant to be as I am big movie star. Even if it is an off-beat movie, people will watch it and so it will become on-beat. I did 'Maya Memsaab', 'Oh Darling Yeh Hai India', 'Darr', 'Baazigar', 'Swades', 'Chak De! India' and others so I do off-beat films whenever I feel like doing it," he said.

However, Shah Rukh said that he is cautious about starring in off-beat films and will never take up such projects just to comply with what others want him to do.

"I will never do anything that others want me to do. I have enough money, I am a rich star, I am famous and have enough awards. I will do films that make me happy like I did 'Ra.One' because my children likes superheroes. My father played hockey so I wanted to do 'Chak De'. It is important to feel excited about doing what you want to," he said.

Shah Rukh said that his forthcoming releases YRF's 'Fan' and Rahul Dholakia's 'Raees' fall in the category of off-beat cinema and he is happy to be a part of them.

The star, who has been in the industry for over two decades, said even at this stage of his career he does not worry about his work as he knows he is evolving as an actor with each passing day.

"I have no worries at all. I am good at the craft, I am at a good level. I know my choices and do my best. I have no worries as every day you evolve as an actor. Actors don't worry and if they do they are not actors they are stars. And I am an actor. My stardom overshadows my work," he said.

Diwali at the box office with his upcoming multi-starrer film 'Happy New Year'. The movie will see the reunion of SRK and choreographer-turned-director Farah Khan after the success of 'Main Hoon Naa' and 'Om Shanti Om'. The actor said during the making of the film, which also stars Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood and Vivaan Shah, he learnt many important lessons especially the virtue of being patient. "I have never done an ensemble film where everyone has an equal part. When you are trying to entertain people you have to get bigger and better. 'Happy New Year' is a venture which we all have tried to take it to the biggest level possible to entertain people so that they are happy on Diwali. As an actor who has worked for 20 years and who could lose patience easily I think what this film has taught me is you got to be patient. Every good thing comes with patience. It doesn't come with speed, aggression. I think patience is another name for creativity," Shah Rukh said. 'Happy New Year', produced by SRK's banner Red Chillies Entertainment, will hit theatres on October 24. - 

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