Nov 2, 2014

Wishes galore for birthday boy Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan, one of the most popular and celebrated stars of the Hindi film industry, turned 49 Sunday. Who's who of the filmdom wished the man "who creates his own perception and dares to think out of the box!"

It's a double celebration for SRK as his just released "Happy New Year", a typical Bollywood potboiler directed by Farah Khan, hit the right notes and set the cash registers ringing. It made the quickest Rs.100 crore.

His birthday celebrations started Saturday night and fans assembled outside his house Mannat here to wish him. He came out to greet his eager fans and later tweeted, "So many beautiful people outside Mannat. Thank you all for celebrating my birthday with such ownership and love. Very humbling..."

Meanhile, celebrities took to Twitter to wish the man of the moment:

Kareena Kapoor Khan: Happy Birthday to @iamSRK, Kareena Kapoor with King Khan!

Sakshi Singh Dhoni: Happy Bday and lots of love to the King of romance....

Yusuf Pathan: Wish u many happy returns of the day Bhai from me @IrfanPathan n whole family. Allah sehat ke sath umardaraz Kare #greatman. (sic)

Tanishaa Mukerji: Happy Birthday to a man who creates his own perception and dares to think out of the box!

Aftab Shivdasani: Happy birthday to the tire-less and inspirational ... stay blessed bhaijaan. Love always.

Ranveer Singh: #HappyBudday For The King... Wish For You More Love & Success.

Sangeeth Sivan: A very happy b'day to the ever inspiring - your passion is infectious.

Manish Malhotra: Happy Birthday to the most talented, Spirited, Fit and Energetic @iamsrk.

Shruti Haasan: Happy birthday to my most favourite ever!!!

Milap Zaveri: Happy birthday to the man who made me wanna make films so I could work with him one day. You are an inspiration! Have a super year!

Farhan Akhtar: Rumi said, 'Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan the flames'. May you continue burning bright. Happy Birthday Shahrukh.

Karan Johar: Happy birthday Bhai!! @iamsrk.....have the most spectacular year!!!! And continue the victory march forever....lots and lots of love!!!

Boman Irani: It is a grace to be loved by millions that you have touched yet never met. I know I have surely 'met' you too. Happy birthday.

Oct 30, 2014

Unbelievably huge crowd greets Shah Rukh Khan in Kanpur

Pix: Unbelievably huge crowd greets Shah Rukh Khan in Kanpur
Pix: Unbelievably huge crowd greets Shah Rukh Khan in Kanpur
Pix: Unbelievably huge crowd greets Shah Rukh Khan in Kanpur
Pix: Unbelievably huge crowd greets Shah Rukh Khan in Kanpur
The Shah Rukh Khan mania hit a peak when the superstar and his Happy New Year team celebrated the film's success in Kanpur. 

The post release promotion of Happy New Year has well turned into the celebration of the film's success at the box office. After wowing Kolkata on Wednesday, Shah Rukh Khan, Farah Khan andSonu Sood arrived in Kanpur on Thursday. 

But even they couldn't have imagined the love that the city showered on them. 

ApunKaChoice has learned that fans began pouring in hours before the Happy New Year team was due to arrive at Rave Moti Mall in Kanpur. And when Shah Rukh Khan made an entry the mall was packed to its rafters. People even stood on the staircases. 

"No better way to start bringing in my b'day than with the people who have made this birth so much more worthwhile. UP," tweeted Shah Rukh Khan who celebrates his birthday on November 2. 

Director Farah Khan was full of disbelief at seeing the huge crowd. Catch that photo ahead. 

(Photos: Twitter) 

Oct 25, 2014

SRK on doing ‘Fan': Wanted to do an intense yet commercially viable film

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, whose latest release "Happy New Year" has kept the cash register ringing, says he agreed to do Maneesh Sharma's "Fan" because he wanted to do a cosy film which is intense yet commercially viable.

"As an actor, I feel that having done a big film, 'Happy New Year', I wanted to do a cosy film which is intense and yet commercially viable. Maneesh came out of the blue and he reminded me of a subject he had narrated eight years ago," the 48-year-old told reporters in a group interview.

"I was sitting with Adi (Aditya Chopra) and instantly agreed because I was in a happy state of mind," he added.

Shah Rukh also says that he is not sure if "Fan" will cross Rs. 200 crore mark but he is happy to do the film.

"I don't know whether the film (Fan) will do Rs 200 crores business or not, but I have to be in a similar state of mind as the director who wants to cast me. Five years back, a film I was supposed to do got cancelled and I called Ashutosh (Gowariker) and Ramu (Gopal Verma) but no one had any film for me.

"The timing has to be right. What restricts my choice of films is the directors – they are the ones who cast me," said King Khan who has reunited with his "Main Hoon Naa" and "Om Shanti Om" director Farah Khan for his latest release "Happy New Year".

Produced by Shah Rukh's Red Chillies Entertainment Pvt Ltd, the film is a heist drama and also features Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Jackie Shroff, Sonu Sood, and Vivaan Shah.

The superstar, who generally does one film at a time, says this time he will be shooting for two films "Fan" and "Raees".

"I do one film at a time which everyone does. But right now I am doing two films. I would have liked to wait for two months after 'Happy New Year', but I have already finished a 20-day schedule for 'Fan'. Thereafter, 'Raees' will be over in 60-70 days if it goes as per plan," he said.

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'Happy New Year' First Day Collection at Bangalore Box Office: Shah Rukh's Star Power Works Big Time

Shah Rukh Khan starrer "Happy New Year", which has collected ₹ 44.97 crores in India on the opening day, has opened to a fantastic response in Bangalore too. The Bollywood movie had a record number of shows in the city on the release day and it is the best-ever opening for the King Khan's flick in the recent years. It has made ₹ 2.31 crore from the Mysore circuit.

und 260 shows in Bangalore alone and 460+ shows all of Karnataka on the first day. The wide release has helped the film to reach the maximum audience. As per the official press release from the Red Chillies, the Hindi movie has made ₹2.31 from the Mysore region (Bangalore, Mysore and parts of Karnataka). This clearly shows that the star power of Shah Rukh Khan has worked big time.

The early response coming from theatres clearly reveals that "Happy New Year" has been overwhelmingly welcomed by the audience.

"The response for the advance booking of 'Happy New Year' indicated that the film would make a record-breaking business in the city. The screen count of the show gave a clear picture of the film's demand in Bangalore. 260 shows for Shah Rukh Khan film in Bangalore is a new record," said a source close to IBTimes India.

SRK's last movie "Chennai Express" had about 200 shows on the first day. The film made ₹30 lakh (Mysore circuit) from its preview shows (90 shows).

The film, released in Bangalore (Mysore Circuit) by Yash Raj Pal Films Distributors Pvt. Ltd., is heavily competing with Vijay and Samantha's Tamil movie "Kaththi".

'Happy New Year' Affects Kannada Films


Shah Rukh Khan's Happy New Year set for record world box office collections

Released on Friday, Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer Happy New Year box office collections are soaring and reports indicate the film will create many new records for the actors.

Here we take a look at 'Happy New Year' box office collections in both Indian and overseas markets.

Happy New Year


Happy New Year collections highest ever, beat Dhoom 3

Happy New Year collections highest ever, beats Dhoom 3

The collections have surpassed the previous record for opening day collections which was held by Aamir Khan's Dhoom: 3which made Rs 32 crore.

Happy New Year is a 2014 Bollywood action comedy-drama film directed by Farah Khan and produced by Gauri Khan under the banner of Red Chillies Entertainment. The film has an ensemble cast which includes, Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Vivaan Shah, Sonu Sood and Jackie Shroff.

This is the third collaboration of Khan with the director; they previously worked on Main Hoon Na (2004) and Om Shanti Om (2007), the latter of which also featured Padukone as the female lead.

The movie released on 24 October 2014, in three different languages: Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
Source : with additional inputs


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.