Aug 27, 2014
Aug 22, 2014
Farah Khan's Happy New Year was going to have a really Happy Diwali, as it was slated to be the solo release on Diwali this year. But it looks like the industry has some brave filmmakers who are ready to challenge Shah Rukh Khan in a festive season. After Randeep Hooda's Rang Rasiya touted to hit screens this Diwali, Rekha's Super Nani joins the party to become the third release during the festival of lights.
Super Nani starring Rekha and Sharman Joshi is slated to hit the big screen on October 24. The film's producer Ashok Thakeria said," Yes, we are planning to release our film on Diwali. It's a film of a family for every family. And Diwali is a festival when the entire family comes together to celebrate with pooja, food, crackers and movies. So what better time than Diwali! Super Nani is not just celebration of women power but that off the family too."
The film also marks the comeback of timeless beauty Rekha as she plays grandmother to Sharman Joshi. By clashing with SRK's Happy New Year, the makers of Super Nani have taken a bold move. We hope the move doesn't backfire and hurt the makers this Diwali.
Aug 19, 2014
For one, Farah in her efforts to create the perfect masala mix has borrowed liberally from each and every director right from Sanjay Bhansali to Prabhu Dheva. But her chief inspiration is Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's Trilogy, although Farah has insisted that "she has lifted but not in the Hitch-Partner sort of way." The director's other inspiration is the body of her previous work, Tees Maar Khan included.
At the end of the trailer, SRK's character Charlie says, "Picture abhi baaki hai mere dost." That is an interesting hint, the fact being that Deepika Padukone who plays a dancer named Mohini (what an imaginative name) will also make a ghost appearance like she did inOm Shanti Om. The story of a heist, her character of a ghost will do all the stealing since the villain who owns the casino cannot see her: or, it.
Farah is, in fact, the supervisor of the film. Three other participants whose names have been wrapped in secrecy have played majorly significant roles. In spite of being made at a nominal budget of 400 crore, she has hired Rohit Shetty as the Action Director.
Shetty who was given complete freedom has picturised an action sequence on the peak of Mount Everest between the macho man played by Sonu Sood (Jag in the film) and an extra named Jaidev Kadam who was paid five crore for agreeing to jump off the peak. The scene was canned, and Kadam's wife Anita paid five crore for her late husband's effort.
Farah's brother Sajid Khan is the Director (Special Effects). He has made two major contributions, the first among them focusing on Abhishek Bachchan (Nandu) who does a Helen in a cover version of 'Piya Tu Ab Toh Aa Jaa.' Sonakshi Sinha who does a cameo calls out 'Monica.'
The second has Charlie making love to Barley (a character who looks like him played by him). Charlie is a man - but of course - but Barley, a girl. This is the first time SRK has played a female character in a film.
Salman Khan will be seen in an item number. Barley is his dancing partner. Charlie who watches them perform falls in love with Barley then and there.
HNY doesn't have an entirely happy ending. The heist is successful. But Charlie cannot marry Mohini because he already has two wives: Barley whom he marries after their passionate under-cover romance and Sohini, the ghost who looks exactly like Mohini.
Farah Khan has asserted herself by ensuring that Vivaan Shah (Rohan) who plays a comp hack is actually seen in the film.
After Sajid Khan and Rohit Shetty, SRK has been the third major decision maker. Apart from Vivaan, he has divided the screen time among the remaining actors.
Aug 11, 2014
Shah Rukh Khan is gearing up for the trailer release of his much awaited film 'Happy New Year'. The trailer that is about to release this Thursday on Independence Day eve is one of the longest in Bollywood. The trailer is 3 minutes 16 seconds long and it is reported to bring out the huge canvas on which the film is made.
Yet another magnum opus from Farah Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, post 'Om Shanti Om', we simply cannot wait to catch the trailer first. And not just that, SRK has gone one step ahead in terms of marketing and made 'Happy New Year' the first film to release its trailer on WhatsApp as well.
Plus, the grand trailer launch will have the entire star cast of the film including SRK, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood and Vivaan Shah performing to their title track. 'Indiawaale', the track seems to bring out the flavour of the film and is definitely going to be a winner!
Aug 4, 2014
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is the hot favourite and is once again involved in a real estate project in the UAE. This time it's in Dubai.
The actor will be in Dubai on Wednesday to launch the Dh2.3-billion project in Dubai Investment Park (DIP), Parvez Khan, Chairman, Pacific Ventures, told Emirates 24|7.
The actor, who owns a villa on Palm Jumeirah, has been involved in the UAE realty scene since 2008 when he launched the "Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) Boulevard" in Ras Al Khaimah.
Last year, Pacific Ventures got Sohail Khan, the brother of Salman Khan, to market their Burj Pacific tower in Downtown Dubai.
In June, Danube Properties, a subsidiary of Danube Group, named Sunil Gavaskar, Indian cricket legend, as their brand ambassador for Dreamz by Danube project in Al Furjan.
In the past, Deepika Padukone and Omar Sharif have endorsed projects in Dubai and Ajman, respectively. Sporting legends Boris Becker, Niki Lauda and Michael Schumacher too have had towers named after them in Dubai.
Parvez Khan, however, says SRK is not merely the brand ambassador, but is involved in the designing aspect of the project.
"He has given inputs in designing of the project… he is the one who told us to launch two-bed 'affordable luxury' townhouses in our project. He is also involved in the designing the landscaping for the project."
Tony Ashai is the designer of the project.
One for me
Well, these brand ambassadors now do invest in these projects.
Gavaskar has bought a townhouse in the Danube project, while Sohail Khan has bought an apartment in the tower.
Parvez Khan says Shah Rukh does intend to buy a townhouse in Royal Estates and keep it as an investment for future.
The development consists of 400 townhouses, one commercial tower and between 800 and 900 residential apartments.
The launch price for units will start from Dh840 per square feet.
Phase one of the project, which comprises 200 townhouses and a residential tower of nearly 200 units, will be delivered during the first quarter of 2016.