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Shah Rukh Khan to play super hero

Mumbai: Ra.one is title of the film in which Shah Rukh would play a super hero and do a lot of action movements.King Khan has injured his left shoulder while shooting for Dulha Mil Gaya and went for a surgery in February 09.King Khan's physiotherapist Ali Irani states that it would be few more months that he can perform action scenes.Shah Rukh has also started the shoot for My Name is Khan, directed by Karan Johar. Shah Rukh was busy shooting for this film in San Francisco. His other films include Farah Khan's Happy New Year.Currently, Shah Rukh is doing fitness exercise to get back his shoulder in full action.He has been following Dr. Irani's advice and has been practicing with theraband.Source: duniyalive

My Name is Khan signed for record deal

Shah Rukh Khan's My Name is Khan has been sold for a record deal of Rs 100 crores for distribution.


Directed by Karan Johar it sees the return of Karan Johar- Shah Rukh Khan- Kajol team after the super successful Kabhie Khushi Kabhi Gham.

My Name Is Khan has been bought by Fox Star Studios for a whopping Rs 100 Crore. The is the biggest deal ever for a Bollywood outstripping Rs 90 crore for Aamir Khan starer Ghajini and Rs 70 Crore for Om Shanti Om bagged. The film is being co-produced by Karan Johar and Shah Rukh Khan with a budget of Rs 55 Crore. The movie is set against the 9/11 terror attacks and its impact on an Indian Muslim living in the US.

My Name is Khan is being touted as the most awaited releases of the year. Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol will return to the screen together after a gap of eight long years.

This deal will serve as a personal satisfaction for Shah Rukh has not only has his movie bagged a huge deal it has superseded the previous one held by Aamir Khan

. It may be re…

Shah Rukh Khan still unfit for Ra.One stunts!!

Shah Rukh Khan, the badshah of bollywood who is desperate to do daring stunt sequences for Anubhav Sinha directed flick Ra.One, has been advised by doctors to resist from doing action sequences for two more months.



Sources say that Dr Ali Irani, who examined King Khan's shoulder injury on Wednesday, was of the view that Shah Rukh Khan would have to continue with his physiotherapy and theraband exercises for two more months to be able to do action sequences in his films. In fact, Shah Rukh Khan's shoulder injury has recuperated to almost ninety percent and there are indications that it would completely heal within two months, if Shah Rukh Khan could take proper care of it.


 Doctors have warned Shah Rukh Khan to continue with theraband exercises even during outdoor shooting spells, as only that can strengthen his injured shoulder muscles.


Earlier, Shah Rukh Khan's sci-fi 'Ra.One' had been postponed due to his shoulder injury as the film required King Khan to perform b…

SRK-Ash jodi back together!

Time heals all wounds, especially in the entertainment business, and none would vouch for this truism of life more than super icons Shah Rukh
Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.


Remember, they parted on a sour note after her hasty departure from his home production Chalte Chalte six years ago?

She had already canned a portion of the film when Salman Khan reportedly landed on the sets... and, well, the rest as they say is history.

Post that scene, SRK let Ash off the hook and took Rani Mukerji as his leading lady. And, since then, many big banners including Yashraj and Dharma failed to reunite the pair that created such magic in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Devdas.

Subsequently, though the Bollywood Badshah wasn't invited to the Ash-Abhishek wedding, King Khan and wife Gauri posed with the Bachchans for the shutterbugs at the Drona premiere last year. And more recently, at Karan Johar's birthday party on May 25, the two couples — SRK and Gauri, Ash and Abhi — spent qual…

Shah Rukh is still unfit

Shah Rukh is still not completely fit.


On Wednesday evening, physiotherapist Dr Ali Irani examined Shah Rukh and asked him not to start doing any action scenes for a couple of months.

Shah Rukh had injured his left shoulder on the sets of Dulha Mil Gaya. The 43-year-old actor had to undergo an arthroscopy surgery on his left shoulder in February 2009 at the Breach Candy Hospital.

A source said, "Shah Rukh is keen that he goes for all his shootings without bothering to look after his shoulder all the time. But he will have to wait before he goes all out and does action scenes. His shoulder is healing slowly but surely."

Dr Irani confirmed that he had examined Shah Rukh on Wednesday. "Shah Rukh has got back 90 per cent of his movement but may need another month or two to get back his strength before he is ready to do stunt scenes," said Dr Irani.

"SRK's fitness regimen to heal his shoulder includes special type of exercises with a theraband, which…

Wanna view the private world of Shah Rukh Khan?

A television series on a science and lifestyle channel is all set to take you there soon.

For six months, cameras will shadow the actor in India and across the globe, to present viewers a rare peek into the life of the superstar. Says SRK, "The idea of the series is both exhilarating and unique as it showcases aspects of my life that have seldom been seen in the public domain. I look forward to welcoming you all into my life."




Source: Midday

After 7 years Ash and SRK together

Mumbai: The enemy of my enemy is my friend now. It seems to be true in context with the Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai.

If reports are to be believed after a span of seven years both will be seen together on silver screen.

The verbal war between duo with Salman Khan has had hit the headlines in the past. Hence, it seems that the enmity with Sallu Mian helped duo to come close.

Their relationship had turned sour during the shoot of SRK's home production �Chalte Chalte'. Sallu had created a ruckus on the sets and Ash had to be ousted from the movie. It didn't go down well with the world's most beautiful woman and since has not worked with Sharukh.

However the title of the movie is yet to be decided but duo are agreed work together.

Well, in the past Aish had played sister of Shah Rukh in 'Josh' and a dead beloved in 'Mohabbatein', it will be interesting to see what role she does against SRK.

It would be worth watching Bollywood's …

Will My Name Is Khan to do a Slumdog?

Karan Johar will be going global with his movie My Name Is Khan very soon. There had been speculations abound whether Karan would be selling the world rights of the film to either Yash Raj Films or to his new business associate UTV (they have tied up for Qurbaan and Wake Up Sid). But it is now learnt that Karan is tying up with a big international distribution company for the movie. This company is none other than Fox Studios. Apparently, they have already bought Karan's My Name Is Khan for a whopping Rs 100 Crore.
Multiple Oscar winner Slumdog Millionaire was a Fox product and the aggressive manner by which the studio is known to promote their films worldwide; one is sure My Name Is Khan will definitely be on everyone's lips the world over, during the time of its release. With its topical theme and world's most popular actor Shah Rukh Khan in it, we won't be surprised if the movie shatters box-office records worldwide, apart from generating critical acclaim just like …

Being SRK: The ultimate reality TV show

It's a job most Indians would die for — shadowing Shah Rukh Khan wherever he goes.For the last two months, that's exactly what a TV crew has been doing, following the country's biggest star from South Africa to America to London to Mumbai — all for the making of a unique six-part series on the actor, to be telecast on lifestyle channel Discovery Travel & Living. "It's an inner world-outer world kind of documentary," said Khan, speaking exclusively to HT. "Hopefully, the parts that people will get to see of me — at work and at other places — will shed some light on how films and film stars work and offer an insight into how I do things."Khan said he has got to know the crew quite well ("They have been very unobtrusive").For Discovery Travel & Living, this series will be one of the biggest global productions to come out of India and will be shown all over the world. "We haven't yet decided when we're going to telecast it…

SRK takes Gauri for a ride!

Now we're sure you haven't seen these pics! Late Tuesday night, superstar Shah Rukh Khan was seen driving his white BMW convertible, with wife Gauri beside him. In the rear were Chunkey Pandey and his wife Bhavna. Well, the four were actually leaving from Sanjay Kapoor's had housewarming party. Also seen were Manish Malhotra, Karan Johar and Harman Baweja. Take a peek!



Shah Rukh Khan was seen taking wife Gauri for a drive in his BMW convertible last nite!





Source: Buzz18

Datuk Shah Rukh makes RM50,000 donation to Malaysian sports foundation

Shah Rukh Khan has always been a sports enthusiast. Whether it's cricket or soccer, the actor has always supported all kinds of sports.

Rani tagged along

Recently the Malaysian prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak invited SRK for his birthday celebrations. During his stay, Shah Rukh made a donation of RM50,000 to National Athletes Welfare Foundation of Malaysia.
Rani Mukerji accompanied SRK for the event where he handed over the cheque and spoke about his love for sports. He said that he hoped his donation would help fund programmes and schemes set up for athletes in the country.



Getting briefed

The sports minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek briefed Rani and Shah Rukh about the 1 Ringgit, 1 Malaysia campaign which was set up to help collect donations for former athletes.

Shah Rukh was addressed as Datuk Shah Rukh at the event. He'd received the honorary title from the government last year.
Source: mid-day

Shah Rukh's 'Fauji' sequel to air on Colors

We had first reported that Shah Rukh Khan is producing Fauji – the show that announced the arrival of King Khan himself in 1988. Contrary to earlier speculation where it was buzzed that the show will air on NDTV Imagine, Fauji is now all set to launch on Colors. Col.Kapoor, who had conceptualised, produced and acted in the original series, has handed over the production reigns to Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Idiot Box.When contacted now, Col. Kapoor said, "I can't disclose anything to you now. All I can tell you now is that we've started working on 'Fauji'. You please contact Red Chillies for all details."Sources though have it that Colors has liked the concept but have asked the producers to work more on the script.
Source: MSN India

'My name is Khan' picked for 100 crore

Being touted as one of the biggest blockbusters of the year even before its release, Shahrukh-kajol starrer 'My Name is Khan' recently touched upon another landmark. Being touted as one of the biggest blockbusters of the year even before its release, Shahrukh-kajol starrer 'My Name is Khan' recently touched upon another landmark. Fox Star Studios, who distributed oscar winner 'Slumdog Millionare' in India have reportedly picked up the rights of the Karan Johar biggie for a whopping Rs. 100 crore. The movie has been receiving rave reviews from the critics who have managed to catch rushes of the movie. 'My name is Khan' has been receiving a lot of audience attention as it brings back the legendary pairing of the Raj and Simran of Bollywood aka Shahrukh-Kajol. The critics who managed to hear some of music from the movie composed by trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy were overwhelmed and consider the album to be potential chartbuster. Wiritten by Shibani Bhatija, …

Shahrukh Khan set to act in Tamil movie!

Mumbai: Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan is reportedly set to act in a Tamil flick. According to the reports, King Khan would be appearing in the movie "Asal" in a new Avatar.Reports say that the makers of Ajith starrer Asal are making every effort possible to contact SRK and request his cameo appearance in Asal.Ajith was earlier a part of SRK's Asoka as his younger brother. And now, King Khan may just decide to return the favour.Bollywood's hottest babe Sameera Reddy is playing the lead opposite to Ajith and the same time the movie is produced by Sivaji Productions.Source: duniyalive

Shahrukh Khan sings Kuch Kuch Hota Hai at Birthday Bash

And it was not an ordinary birthday bash. Malaysian Prime Minister Datukshri Najib Tun Razak was the birthday boy! As soon as Shahrukh reached Mumbai after long vacation from London, he boarded the flight for Kuala Lumper. We wondered why Kuala Lumper? And then we came to know that Shahrukh was the guest of honor at the birthday party of the Malaysian Prime Minister. According to Shahrukh, ""The Prime Minister and his wife Datinshri Rosamah were very kind to me when I shot Don here. As a friend, I was invited to spend an evening with them.'' Shahrukh has also received Malaysian title of Datuk — equivalent to a British knighthood, in 2008. "It made me feel special and it also provided me an opportunity to carry on a relationship with a country that is culturally close to ours,'' said SRK. To fulfill the popular demand, Shahrukh also sang Kuch Kuch Hota Hai at the Birthday Bash.Source:


Ganguly back as KKR captain

Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly is likely to lead the Kolkata Knight Riders in the third edition of the Indian Premier League.

Ganguly led in the inaugural tournament in 2008, but was controversially replaced in 2009 by Brendon McCullum - a decision that the then coach John Buchanan made.

Ganguly met franchise owner Shahrukh Khan in England when he was there to watch the ICC World Twenty20 Championship, and they discussed the captaincy as well as the appointment of a new coach for the team for the next season of the twenty20 tournament.

According to sources, the KKR management would like to announce the decision later, sometime in the middle of August once the new coach is appointed.

Even as an official announcement is awaited, sources said that there could be a major reshuffle with former India coach Wright likely to replace John Buchanan as the Knight Riders coach, while former Australian middle-order batsman Michael Bevan will be on the coaching panel.

"Ganguly and Shah Rukh K…
Shahrukh Khan: 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' sung at Malaysian PM's b'day bashMumbai: 'Badshah' of Bollywood was invited as the guest of honour at the birthday celebrations of Malaysia's Prime Minister Datukshri Najib Tun Razak yesterday.

According to sources, actor doing 'My Name is Khan' said, "The Prime Minister and his wife Datinshri Rosamah were very kind to me when I shot Don here. As a friend, I was invited to spend an evening with them.''

Earlier in 2008, Shahrukh was awarded the Malaysian title of Datuk which is considered of equal honor of that of a British Knighthood. He is the first overseas artist to have been bestowed with this honour.

"It made me feel special and it also provided me an opportunity to carry on a relationship with a country that is culturally close to ours,'' added Khan.

According to the grapevine, celebration factor mounted over the actor as he sang 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' from one of his super…

Lover boy Shah Rukh comes to age; plays dad to teenagers on-screen

Mumbai: Talk about ageing gracefully and Shah Rukh Khan seems to be doing it extremely well both on-screen and off-screen. The over 40 actor who plays the role of a loving father in real life will be seen essaying the role of a dad with special powers to teenage kids on reel in his two forthcoming films Karan Johar`s 'My Name Is Khan' and Anubhav Sinha`s 'Ra1'. While many B-town big daddies are still vying to bag young lover-boy roles and doing everything in their capacity from Botox to pumping iron to play the college lad, Shah Rukh seems to have made peace with his age.

What's more is that the actor is making no qualms about doing such roles and is quiet open-minded about evolving his screen image from a cute-boy to a matured father.

Confirming the news filmmaker Karan Johar told a news daily, " Yes, Shah Rukh is playing father to a teenager in 'MNIK'. It was never an issue for either Shah Rukh or me. But then why should it be? His son Aryan is almost …

SRK plays father to a teenager in two of his upcoming films

Shah Rukh Khan plays the father of a teenager in Karan Johar's My Name Is Khan. He is also playing dad to a grown-up child in Anubhav Sinha's Ra1.

When most top actors shy away from playing papas of big kids, SRK feels it is okay for him to be shown as the father of a strapping young lad. For most stars, toddlers or perhaps five-six year olds are okay if they have to play daddy figures.

It is reliably learnt that the actor had no qualms about having a grown-up child when he was told about it. It was not a matter of concern for his screen persona, nor did he discuss the reasons behind the need to be shown with a teenaged offspring.

So what?

Confirms Karan, "Yes, Shah Rukh is playing father to a teenager in MNIK. It was never an issue for either Shah Rukh or me. But then why should it be? His son Aryan is almost 11. In my first film, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, when Shah Rukh was 30, he played a college student! Actors should not worry about these things. I don't think they should …

SUNA HAI KI

That Fox Studio has acquired the worldwide rights for My Name is Khan for Rs 100 crore supposedly the highest price for a Hindi film.


KJo's Tweet (http://twitter.com/kjohar25) on July 19 read "signing an important deal for My Name Is Khan today." Is this what he was referring to? Priyanka Chopra has requested Madhur Bhandarkar not to release his film Jail on September 25 as she doesn't want any film to clash with her flick, What's Your Raashee?

Says a source, "Priyanka has worked with Madhur in Fashion and shares a good rapport with him, so she decided to give it a shot and request him to postpone Jail's release date!" Let's see if he obliges PC.

Her Raashee co-star Harman Baweja's dad Harry had earlier made the same request.

Source: mid-day

SRK plays the gentlemen's game!

Okay, the Knight Riders needn't get insecure
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First, hear us out, boys. We told you about Shah Rukh Khan holidaying with his bachchas at his favourite hot-spot London. What we didn't tell you is that he loves London so much that when he's there, he drops all his starry inhibitions and becomes one of 'em. Yeah, believe it or not, SRK is often spotted playing cricket in Hyde Park (which is a stone's throw away from his new plush apartment).

His son loves the sport as much as Daddy, so they join Aryan's friends in the park to play their favourite game. Obviously they have quite an audience (and self-appointed cheer-leaders, umpires, etc.), but the game goes on. Some fans even hang around the park for autographs and pictures, but no one, not even the paparazzi really bothers him too much. Well, if the English team plans to join him for one of the games (or simply to rub shoulders with the King Khan)... that will be another stor…

SRK buys flat for 20 million pounds!

King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan becomes proud owner of a crazily expensive property on a foreign shore.  The Bollywood superstar has ended up buying the 20 million pounds apartment in Central London in the Park Lane area. As per the sources, Shah Rukh was eyeing this apartment in London's plush Park Lane since quite some time now. After going through many choices both him and wife Gauri ended up liking this particular place. But given its very high cost they took some time before taking the final decision.Finally as he went there this time with his kids, he decided to lock it forever.King Khan owns big property in UAE as well.Source: Hindustan Times

SRK's hot getaway

We all know King Khan loves living life king-size. Recently after wrapping up the  shoot for Karan Johar's My Name is Khan, Shah Rukh Khan set off for London with his family to enjoy a much deserved vacation.

Unlike other stars who would probably check into a hotel when they're in London, Shah Rukh Khan stayed at a house he bought in one of London's most expensive localities (Park Lane, Central London).

"The actor has always said that London is one of his most favourite places to relax and unwind. Every year, during the kids' vacation, the family of four heads off to the Queen's country. He has been spotted spending evenings with Aryan and Suhana at Hyde Park, a stone's throw away from Park Lane," a source was quoted by Mid-Day as having said.

The source further told the paper that a regular apartment in the area costs anywhere between '2 million pounds and 8 million pounds.'

Apparently Shah Rukh Khan bought himself a house with five bedrooms, whi…

Karan Johar takes a break in London

MUMBAI: Karan Johar is a hugely relieved man. The American portion of the shooting for his film, My Name is Khan wrapped up a week back. The director has been shooting in San Francisco for the better part of 5 weeks.

Starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, My Name is Khan started its shooting schedule in December, last year. Due to the shoulder injury of SRK, the shooting was stalled for some time. And with the IPL moving to South Africa, SRK's dates for the film had to be shuffled and Karan shot a large portion of his film in the Filmistan studio of Mumbai.

A close friend of the director spilled the beans, "My Name is Khan has taken a lot from Karan as he feels that there is a lot of expectation riding on his shoulders. People expect him to make a blockbuster film and with a cast as successful as SRK and Kajol, nothing but the best is what they want. And so after he wrapped up the American schedule, Karan went to London for a 4 day holiday."

A holiday for Karan means a lot of s…

For me, there's no going back say Karan Johar

Karan Johar, on moving ahead, moving films and moving towards making remakes and reducing extravagance

Karan Johar has just returned from a fifty-day schedule of My Name is Khan from San Francisco, followed by a short break in London. He left right after his birthday bash in May, and now, has returned to oversee the release of two Dharma films Wake Up Sid and Kurban. He will shortly embark on the final schedule of My Name Is Khan (MNIK) in Mumbai. Over coffee and sandwiches, the coolest director in town talks about his films, his shopping indulgences and why he hates hats. Read on...
You must be bummed about MNIK not releasing this year.
Both Shah Rukh and I were keen to release it this year. But there were some factors that were beyond our control. Now, because of this delay, Shah Rukh doesn't have a release this year and that is unfortunate. But the circumstances were beyond our control.
Some of the delay was caused by his surgery?
Not really. Yes, the surgery did push us ahead but …

Shah Rukh Khan buys 20 million pounds apartment in Central London

In his current trip to London Shahrukh Khan has ended up finally buying the 20 million pounds apartment in Central London in the Park Lane area. It is the highest cost paid by any Bollywood star ever for a property in foreign land."It is a known fact that the King Khan likes to visit London every year for vacation with his family. He generally stays in the best of the hotels on his visits there, but for past few months he was eyeing an apartment in London's plush area for himself, so that he doesn't have to stay in hotels every time. After going through many choices both him and wife Gauri ended up liking this particular place. But given its very high cost they took some while to take the final decision. Finally as he went there this time with his kids, even they liked the place a lot and he there and then decided to lock it forever." our source close to the Bollywood super star reveals.SRK incidentally apart from owning best star villa in Bollywood also owns big pro…

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Poor Little Rich Gauri

Is she on the verge of a nervous breakdown or is she just a bratty star wife? From being fiercely private to being Bollywood's biggest party animal – Gauri Khan's recent uncharacteristic and irregular behavior has left her husband and friends shocked. So, what's really going on with the gorgeous Mrs Khan?

Kicked out of London hotspot

Gauri Khan and friends were kicked out of famed London club Tramp, leaving lines of illegal substances and broken bottles of Champagne in their trail. Known for its infamous celebrity guests, the club is no stranger to nefarious activities, so the party of 10 must have been doing something seriously bad to have to be escorted out of the premises!

Partied till 7am at IPL without SRK

Despite her husband leaving South Africa mid IPL, Gauri decided to stay back and party till 7am every night with her four girlfriends. Fellow party animals were shocked to see that the usually reserved Gauri was letting her hair down on the dance floor, s…

My Name Is Khan set being constructed at Film City

MUMBAI:.The cast and crew of Karan Johar's My Name is Khan is back from San Francisco and according to sources, the next schedule of the film is most likely to take place at Film City.

A huge set is being constructed at Josh Maidain, Film City. A dam, which measures around three feet in depth and 135 x 240 meter in size, is being constructed inside which a church and some small houses are going to be constructed.

According to the source, plans are to shoot a hurricane scene where they will be showing the church n houses submerged in water.

The movie stars Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol and is slated to release early next year.


Source: Business India

Six Muslim members of Karan Johar’s My Name Is Khan unit denied US visa

KJo's team denied US visa
Six Muslim members of SRK-Kajol's My Name Is Khan unit are facing problems
By Buzz18 . Dec 23, 2008
The 26/11 terror attacks that shook Mumbai seems to have spread terror across the globe. The American consulate rejected six visa applications of Muslim members of Karan Johar's My Name Is Khan unit recently. And the list includes even television actor-turned film star Aamir Bashir.My Name Is Khan stars Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol and is currently being shot in Los Angeles. The six team members who were denied a visa also included SRK's personal staff and others from the production team reported Mid Day.Elizabeth Kauffman, spokesperson of the US consulate refused to comment on the same and told Mid Day, "As a policy, we don't talk about any specific visa cases."A source however disclosed, "Those who were denied the visa tried to reason that it was only for a film shoot. They proved their bonafides and made it clear that they were…

Priyanka's heart beats for Shahrukh

Priyanka Chopra may have huge fan following but when it comes to her choice, she has got only one name in her lips and he is the favorite of all, Shahrukh Khan. Priyanka has been a great admirer of Shahrukh Khan since the age of six. 

Says Priyanka, ''I have always been and will always be a fan of Shah Rukh Khan. I admire a lot of people but true blue, going weak in the knees type of fan I am only of SRK!''

In the long tenure of her career, Piggy Chops has worked with many Bollywood actors but her choice always been Shahrukh. Though she paired with him for the first time in 'Don', she could not forget her first meeting with the actor. 

''I have been a huge fan of Shah Rukh Khan since I was six. During Miss India 2000, he was one of the judges who asked me a question. I got a chance to meet him backstage and managed to say, ''Hello.'' When he heard that I sing, he asked me to do so. I still don't remember what I sang. I will always ad…

"Biology was my favourite subject" - Shahrukh Khan

Shahrukh Khan was conferred an honorary doctorate in the United Kingdom for his contribution to arts and culture by Bedfordshire University at a ceremony in London last week. In a brief chat from London, SRK reveals what the doctorate means to him. Excerpts...

Buzz up

o Doctorsaab, how does the new tag feel? Very, very cool. It's an honour which would make a boy's parents very happy, so I am sure my mom and dad must be very proud.

Other Indian stars to have been given honorary doctorates in the UK, including Shilpa Shetty, Akshay Kumar and AR Rahman. Do you think your doctorate has come too late?

Everyone gets what they deserve… and when they deserve it. I am an immensely satisfied and happy person with my life and achievements and always appreciate the achievements of my colleagues.

Is an honorary doctorate better than the many awards you have received as an actor?

The race I run doesn't have a finish line. There are no bests in the standards I set for myself. This doctorate …

SRK waxes eloquent about the doctorate he received

Mumbai: Shah Rukh Khan was conferred an honorary doctorate in the United Kingdom for his contribution to arts and culture by Bedfordshire University at a ceremony in London last week. In a brief chat from London, SRK reveals what the doctorate means to him. Excerpts... 

So Doctorsaab, how does the new tag feel?
Very, very cool. It's an honour which would make a boy's parents very happy, so I am sure my mom and dad must be very proud.

Other Indian stars to have been given honorary doctorates in the UK, including Shilpa Shetty, Akshay Kumar and AR Rahman. Do you think your doctorate has come too late?
Everyone gets what they deserve… and when they deserve it. I am an immensely satisfied and happy person with my life and achievements and always appreciate the achievements of my colleagues.  

Is an honorary doctorate better than the many awards you have received as an actor?
The race I run doesn't have a finish line. There are no bests in the standards I set for myself. This doct…

“My Name is Khan” is based on post 9/11

Mumbai: Karan Johar's next coming movie "My Name Is Khan" is based on post 9/11 situation in US.It's all about a Muslim who suffers from the Asperger syndrome, a form of autism that impacts social interaction abilities.The guy is arrested as a suspected terrorist in post-9/11 Los Angeles after authorities mistake his disability for suspicious behaviour.Talking about the movie Karan Johar says, Shah Rukh has played really well in the movie.Johar says, "Time and again I'm blown away by Shah Rukh. How can he think of so many things about his character when he has so much on his plate?""He has done monumental research on his autistic character. I was zapped by how much he knew on the subject. And he brought all the knowledge on the sets." Johar added.




I feel old: Dr Shah Rukh Khan

Ironical, it is. Shah Rukh Khan is now a doctor; but he is also very pained.
He has been awarded a doctorate from the Bedfordshire University in UK for his contribution to arts and culture. "The honour brought me a lot of joy,'' says SRK, who is currently on vacation with Gauri and his children Aryan and Suhana. He laughs when he is addressed as 'Dr' and says, "Somehow it makes me feel slightly older when someone calls me Dr Shah Rukh Khan.''

Describing his time on the podium where he received the honour, he says, "Wearing that square cap with tassels tilted to the left, brought images of the heroes of the 70s; it was an oft-repeated thing in films those days. I didn't know whether etiquette required me to take Aryan and Suhana along for the convocation ceremony. So I left the children behind.'' Happily, Gauri was by his side when he received the honour. "I sincerely hope my parents could have watched this... and I hope th…

Let the sky be the limit Dr. SRK!

Bollywood Mogul Shah Rukh Khan has been conferred with an honorary doctorate in Arts from the University of Bedfordshire, UK, says a press release. At the time of his acceptance of the honour from Professor Les Ebdon, Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University, on July 10, Shah Rukh said, "I am delighted that the NGO Routes 2 Roots nominated me for the Honorary Doctorate in Arts…Today I feel that I am part of the illustrious alumni of this prestigious University. I look forward to doing my bit in providing necessary assistance to the deserving students for higher education in my University."The doctorate was conferred on Shah Rukh in recognition of his exceptional achievement as a film actor and producer. There is an interesting story behind the award. According to Rakesh Gupta, one of the founders of Routes 2 Roots, "Shah Rukh's mother (Fatima Begum) worked as a social worker and a magistrate while his father (Taj Khan) was an engineer. The couple met pr…

Star shadows - Mushtaq Shiekh on Shah Rukh Khan

Mushtaq Shiekh on Shah Rukh Khan
"I ended up finding some Shah Rukhs and losing some"

"I wanted to tell the world that real success didn't come easy to Shah Rukh. There's a lot more that went into the making of Mannat. But what astonished me about him is how deeply he felt about his family. I've seen him fly different continents to be with them. He's transformed from a reckless guy to someone who deals with life cautiously. He told me, 'When you have children, your perspective of life changes. You see life through them.' The challenge was to present his life as honestly as possible. I ended up finding some Shah Rukhs and wound up also losing some Shah Rukhs. SRK was a friend and so it made the situation at my home different. They knew the man as a friend and not  as a subject of a  biography. So they understood my long absences into the world of SRK."


Source: TimesofIndia

Life and time of Shahrukh Khan

A man who hails from a mediocre background, Shahrukh has scaled many mountains of success in his memorable career spanning more than 17 years. We hope he will keep on mesmerising us in near future also.

WITH UNIVERSITY of Bedfordeshire honouring King Khan with an honorary Doctorate degree at a dazzling ceremony organised in London-UK on Friday (July 10), India's leading actor added another landmark in his illustrious career.  

A man who hails from a mediocre background, Shahrukh has scaled many mountains of success in his memorable career spanning more than 17 years.  

Known as King Khan, Shahrukh was born on November 2, in the year 1965 in New Delhi in a Muslim family, Shahrukh's father Taj Mohammed was a freedom fighter who hailed from Peshawar while his mother was an adopted daughter of one of the greatest soldiers of Subhash Chandra Bose's Indian National Army, Major General Shah Nawaz Khan. 

One of the most celebrated actors of all times, Sharukh did his schooling from on…