Apr 21, 2014

Here’s how you can work with Shahrukh Khan in ‘Happy New Year’

Want to share screen space with Shahrukh Khan in Happy New Year? All you need to do is audition online, and if you are talented and lucky, expect a call. 

If you wish to share the same frame as Shahrukh Khan, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity awaits you thanks to daily deals website Groupon India. 

Groupon India has joined hands with SRK's Red Chillies Entertainment to give fans a chance to feature with the superstar in his upcoming film "Happy New Year". 

The unique initiative has been designed keeping in mind the Bollywood frenzy and a desire among millions to act with the best of Bollywood stars and to give a chance to aspirants to showcase their talent on the silver screen. 

"We gave a long thought to this whole idea and spoke to a lot of budding actors and movie moguls before coming up with it. The conclusion was that auditions are not easy to crack and a big hassle in terms of travelling to various locations, so we thought what better than having an online process where a person can audition by just using a web cam," Ankur Warikoo, CEO, Groupon India told IANS. 

"We invested in creating a platform 'onewayticket.in' which enables people to submit auditions with the help of a few clicks either by their computer or a mobile phone. Eminent judges are on board and they will screen the contestants to select the best 200 who will then go to Mumbai, the other 300 will be decided through public voting," he added. 

The entire process costs Rs.499. 

Warikoo also says that associating with Shahrukh Khan gels well with the initiative as almost every upcoming actor aspires to be like him. 

"I am personally a huge fan of Shah Rukh Khan and Groupon is delighted to be associated with Red Chillies Entertainment. Shah Rukh has a global fan following and Groupon has a global footprint too, there could not have been a better synergy," he said. 

This deal can be availed by Shahrukh Khan's fans in other countries too. These include Malaysia, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, New Zealand and Dubai.

Apr 20, 2014

Shahrukh Khan's roomie turns Filmistaan lead

The name Sharib Hashmi may not ring a bell. However, if one jogs the memory hard, he would be remembered as the man who played a small but an important part of Shahrukh Khan's Pakistani roommate in Yash Chopra's Jab Tak Hai Jaan.

Things are expected to change drastically for Sharib who would now be seen in National Award winning Filmistaan, where he plays the main lead and a central protagonist. 

"The film is set as a laugh riot about a film buff who wants to become an actor in Bollywood, only to find himself being held hostage by Pakistani terrorists. It is a hilarious affair because in any given circumstance, this man unleashes the Bollywood side of him," informs a source. 

The makers wanted an actor who had an appearance of a common man and was a hardcore film buff himself. When Sharib auditioned for the part, they were bowled over and he was roped in. 

"Incidentally, the film was ready when Jab Tak Hai Jaan released and had even been through film festivals. During last year and a half, it has traveled globally and fetched quite a few awards for itself, including a National Award," the source adds, "This is when UTV spotted the film and decided to pick it up for release." 

If the promo is any indication, Sharib has unleashed the comic side of his in a major way and let his hair down. Though he was overshadowed by Shahrukh's star presence in Jab Tak Hai Jaan', indications are that the actor has pretty much come on his own in Filmistaan which releases alongside Akshay Kumar'sHoliday on 6th June. 

Now will Shahrukh too come out in support of the actor and the film? Well, that would make for a pretty sight indeed!

Apr 17, 2014

Gauri designs KJo's home;

Besides an old picture of the late Yash Chopra, there is a photograph of SRK and Gauri, from their younger days, that enjoys pride of place. And now that Gauri, who has had KJo's unflinching support through her toughest times, has put a bit of herself in her friend's new home as well. 

The diarist can reveal that KJo's plush new pad in Union Park, which was in the making for years, was finally ready last week. And it bears Gauri's signature all over it. The interior stylist has not only picked the furniture in his living room, where he is likely to entertain Bollywood's most wanted, she has also helped him pick the right accessories. 

The new apartment has been KJo's dream project for a while now and the last four months has seen a flurry of activity here, with furniture and furnishing arriving by the truckload from all over the world. Now for the housewarming party.

Apr 16, 2014

Fwd: IPL opening ceremony: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone share stage with MS Dhoni, Sunil Gavaskar

Abu Dhabi: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and actress Deepika Padukone bowled over the guests attending the IPL gala dinner on Tuesday night at the Emirates Palace by busting some moves and laying on their collective charm. The sit-down dinner was a glamorous prelude to the cricket beginning on Wednesday in the capital.

"What a wonderful city Abu Dhabi is. I need to thank them for hosting us and being so warm and gracious," said Khan as a dazzling array of firework went off around him.

"I wish all the players the very best and I can't wait to see them create magic on the field," said Khan. He also thanked Shaikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister Of Culture, Youth And Community Development, for his unstinting support.

Accompanying him on his mission to entertain was his Chennai Express co-star Deepika Padukone. While she didn't take the microphone or speak to the guests, she made up for it by dancing like a dream to songs from her blockbustersGoliyon Ki Rasleela Ram Leela and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.

If Khan brought a smile to the guests' face with his numerous antics with IPL players including India captain MS Dhoni, interim BCCI president Sunil Gavaskar was in a more somber mood as he promised to protect the integrity of the game during the tournament, which has recently been marred by reports of match fixing. He appealed to the guests not to tarnish all the players with the same brush.

"We will leave no stone unturned to reclaim the piety in the world of IPL cricket," said Gavaskar.


Shahrukh Khan is my role model for film marketing: Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan, who went all out for the publicity of his latest release "Main Tera Hero", says superstar Shah Rukh Khan is his role model when it comes to film marketing.

"My role model for marketing films is Shah Rukh Khan. He is unbelievable. Look at how he marketed 'Chennai Express', said Varun.

In "Main Tera Hero", Bollywood's other beloved Khan, Salman, has lent his voice. Isn't he a role model for Varun?

"He is a role model for not just me but every young actor. More than anything else he's a tremendous human being. He just called up Dad and said, 'I want to do something for Varun.' Dad gave him the voice of god. We didn't want Salman to help market the film," said the young actor.

"Main Tera Hero" is directed by Varun's father David Dhawan. The latter had a health scare during the film's shoot in Bangkok and Varun says he is not happy with the fact that his father has not been taking care of his health.

"I've actually inherited my energy level from him. But he's not physically fit enough to carry off the energy. I tell him to get fitter. I take him to the gym with me. But not frequently enough.

"To add to his weight woes, he is a foodie. But he has cut down on his food. The only reason I am talking about it is because I'm desperate for him to get fitter. Lots of his friends tell him to change his lifestyle. I feel if he reads what his son is saying, he will take care of his health," he added.

Varun is also close to his brother Rohit. Any plans of working with him?

"I definitely want to work with him. When the time is right, we will. But nothing planned right now," he said.

Source: http://www.dnaindia.com/entertainment/report-shahrukh-khan-is-my-role-model-for-film-marketing-varun-dhawan-1978212

Apr 15, 2014

Bulawaa Aaya Hai": Shah Rukh Khan in the UAE on IPL

D-day is finally here. IPL 7 will start in all pomp and glory in the UAE but without the usual glitz associated with the event. In fact, it appears with all the controversies that have been the highlights of the IPL so far, the focus this year is solely on cricket. "Things are being kept pretty low key with not much information on the movements of the cricketers or the stars," said a source to Masala! Incidentally, there are a few private parties being planned by prominent citizens of Dubai for their cricketer friends though it's pretty hush-hush.

However, the team owners and cricketers seem to be extremely excited about playing in the UAE. Shah Rukh Khan, owner of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) has already landed in Abu Dhabi and has been tweeting: 'The full moon has followed me from Mumbai to Abu Dhabi…so has its dark side. Nice to be here and seeing all my IPL buddies. Bulawaa aaya hai." He further tweeted: 'All nighter in Abu Dhabi. Haven't slept 2 days but I know it will be fun with the IPL players so hard work comes easy.'

King Khan will be joined by Deepika Padukone and Madhuri Dixit at the opening night gala dinner being hosted by the royal family at the Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi. While there were reports earlier that Madhuri and Deepika are likely to perform at the opening ceremony, Shah Rukh, it's said will be mingling and interacting with the guests. Adding to the glamour quotient perhaps will be Rajasthan Royal's co-owner Shilpa Shetty and Kings X1 Punjab's co-owner Preity Zinta. The invite-only dinner will be attended by VIPs, dignitaries and top international cricketers along with the seven IPL teams.    
> The focus from tomorrow will entirely be on the cricket. Defending champions Mumbai Indians will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the opening match at the Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
> At a press conference, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the Chennai Super Kings captain said the challenge was to play good cricket in the coming days. "There are players who are coming from the Asia Cup in Dhaka, some even from New Zealand. The challenge is the ability to adapt and perform quickly."

> UAE will host the first leg of IPL 7 consisting of 20 matches from April 16 to April 30. Starting on April 19, Dubai will host seven of the IPL's 20 UAE matches at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

> source http://www.masala.com/bulawaya-aaya-hai-shah-rukh-khan-in-the-uae-on-ipl-164599.html

Apr 7, 2014

Fundraiser auction offers chance to fly with Shah Rukh Khan on his private jet


A starry fundraising auction will offer a chance to fly with superstar Shah Rukh Khan on his private jet, win a dinner date with heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor and spend an entire day with Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra.

Swades Foundation, founded by former UTV boss Ronnie and wife Zarina Screwvala, which works towards upliftment of people living in rural India, is organising the fundraiser gala evening on April 10.

The event to be hosted by filmmaker Karan Johar will also be attended by Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is the guest of honour along with his wife Jaya.

The evening will feature an auction gala where other unique experiences and products from luxury and art will go under the hammer to raise funds for the charity.

"I am very excited as well as nervous to be organising a fundraiser of this magnitude. We have a perfect blend of films, fashion and art at the auction table. It is an interesting mix of things. And I would call them 'Money Can't Buy' experiences," Zarina.

The auction list also includes invitation for dinner at Kiran Rao and Aamir Khan's home, a retreat in Jaipur for two, hosted by the Royal Family, invite for the Pucci Fashion Show as their VIP guest in Milano, holiday in Champagne (France) and an opportunity to get a portrait done by Jaideep Mehrotra.

"The who's who from the world of films, fashion, business are set to attend the event. We have made special efforts and promise it is going to be a unique experience," Zarina added.

will also be unique fashion show with leading personalities from Bollywood who will walk the ramp along with villagers of Raigadh, where Swades works.


Apr 3, 2014

Shahrukh Khan’s daughter Suhana is a social butterfly!

Pix: Shahrukh Khan's daughter Suhana is a social butterfly!
Shahrukh Khan's daughter is turning out to be quite a social butterfly. Unlike her brother Aryan, Suhana Khan remains under media glare because of her public appearances. Though she doesn't like to pose, she isn't wary of getting clicked either.

Being one of the most popular star kids, Suhana is often spotted accompanying her superstar father to events and parties. The girl also accompanies her stylish mom to the red carpet events. Not just this, during the IPL matches she rarely misses a chance to be with her dad dearest. The papa's girl is also a camera addict and likes to click photos. 

Suhana was recently spotted with her close friends at the Youtube fest in Mumbai, where Shahrukh Khan was also present. Suhana's latest clicks are of a get-together held in Mannat. In these stills, her entire girl gang is visible. Dressed in denim shorts and loose tee, Suhana is spotted making faces on camera. 

Besides socializing and enjoying with friends, Suhana is also into sports. She has been trained in Taekwondo, and also plays football.