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Lost? Try saying SRK!

When lost in a foreign country, Bollywood always comes to your rescue. Especially Shah Rukh Khan. That King Khan has a crazy fan following
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from Ambarnath to Amsterdam is stale news.

But what you don't expect is to see strangers, otherwise hostile to Asians, suddenly becoming more approachable, the moment they realise you belong to SRK's country. Recently, a group of tourists from India were gallivanting in Naples, Italy, trying to find their way out of a maze of confusing streets.With not a soul in sight who could speak even half-decent English, they had a tough time negotiating the nukkads of Naples.

Suddenly popped up Giovanni, a local youngster chilling out with his friends on a street corner. Hesitantly (after having experienced some not-so-polite encounters with Europeans), they approached him for help. "India?" was Giovanni's first response to a rather long-winded question. "SRK?" was his next one-word query. And out …

KKR coach to be decided by next month: SRK

Kolkata Knight Riders team owner Shah Rukh Khan said on Monday that the management will take time to make a final decision on the coach.

"It is a process. It will take another 3 to 4 meetings before we decide. We will decide by the middle or end of the month," SRK said.

He also ruled out John Wright being the front-runner for the job.

"There are lots of people in the running. We are looking for a team that is fully available," he added.

On his friend-turned-foe Salman Khan being interested in buying an IPL team, SRK said the IPL was a good product and anyone could bid for a team.

Shah Rukh also rebutted the reports of Ganguly taking over as the captain in the absence of Brendon McCullum.

"Lots of players may not be available, like Ponting, and even Gayle. We will see. Lots of time for that. First will decide on coach, then captain then team - all that only in December.

SRK also acknowledged that a letter was sent to the BCCI seeking reason for snapping ties with …

Time for America to ban racial profiling

Editor's note: Chandra Bhatnagar is a staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union's Human Rights Program and principal author of "The Persistence of Racial and Ethnic Profiling in the United States," recently submitted to the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan was detained by authorities at the Newark, New Jersey, airport. (CNN) -- Earlier this month, one of the biggest movie stars in the world was flying from Newark, New Jersey, to Chicago, Illinois, when he was allegedly pulled out of a security line and questioned and detained for over 1½ hours, apparently because of his Muslim name. Bollywood megastar Shahrukh Khan is adored around the world, with an estimated fan base of 3.5 billion people. His fame merited a wax figure at Madam Tussauds in London, England. Khan had come to the United States to participate in Indian Independence Day events in Chicago. What is significant about Khan's experi…

Shah Rukh Ambani, pan BCCI over IMG ouster

NEW DELHI: Indian Premier League franchisees are up in arms against the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s decision to terminate event
manager IMG’s contract with the league on Saturday.

Mumbai Indians owner Mukesh Ambani, Knight Riders’ Shah Rukh Khan as well as the owners of Team Delhi and Team Jaipur have thrown their weight behind IMG and protested at not being consulted on the decision by shooting off letters to BCCI president Shashank Manohar, former board chief Sharad Pawar and IPL commissioner Lalit Modi. Copies of the letters are in TOI’s possession.

Indian Premier League (IPL) franchisees have protested unitedly after the BCCI cancelled IMG’s contract with the League on Saturday. The trouble started when IPL chief Lalit Modi, who also was not in favour of ending IMG’s contract, forwarded the termination letter issued by BCCI secretary N Srinivasan to all IPL team owners. Incidentally, Srinivasan is the owner of Team Chennai.

Sources said that while…

Sameera gets SRK’s gyaan

Shah Rukh Khan has fans the world over, but the star has also many takers when it comes to his gyaan and fundas on life.

And one ardent fan when it comes to adopting his philosophies in life is Sameera Reddy. The leggy beauty, who's known the actor long before she entered Bollywood, even considers him her 'spiritual guru' and recalls one of her conversations with SRK that made a huge impact on her. "It was during a not-very-pleasant phase in my life, and I had too much on my mind. We were flying back after attending one event in Kolkata, when he realised that I was restless about something. And when I shared it with him, he said, 'You will be subjected to constant speculation and talks in this industry and you shouldn't take it seriously. All you got to do is know, accept and embrace yourself.' And over the time I do realise that the key of happiness does lie in finding peace within oneself," said Sameera. Well, wonder if that's the secret to the a…

Akram meets Shah Rukh Khan

MUMBAI: Cricket legend and former Pakistani Captain Wasim Akram met Kolkata Knight Rider's owner Shah Rukh Khan's residence in Mumbai on Sunday.

Akram is one of the leading contenders for the job of the coach of the Knight Riders. Earlier in the day former India coach Sandip Patil met the Bollywood actor at his residence.

John Wright and Andrew Pybus are also vying for the high profile coaching job of the IPL team.

However former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly who wanted Akram to be India's bowling coach during his tenure as skipper was not present at the meeting at Mannat.

Earlier, Akram had expressed his keenness to coach the KKR team.

The former captain said he has received a call from Shah Rukh's secretary, inviting him for a "chat" to discuss a coaching assignment with the Knight Riders on August 30.

"Sunday, I will be there for sure and I am keen. I am ready. Check me out," said Akram, who has emerged as a strong contender for th…

Racism thrives in Obama's America

Why does America, after electing President Barrack Obama, continue to be racist? There may be many explanations. One of them is that by installing him at the highest position in the country, the Whites feel that they have cleared the debt they owed to the non-White world. Yet this does not make America liberal. In fact, the conservative path that Obama has been taking of late shows that he would rather acquire pro-White credentials than those of a liberal who looked as if he had joined issue on colour as well as capitalism.I feel let down because I saw in him a bit of Lincoln, Roosevelt and Kennedy. What Obama has done is that he has effected only some cosmetic changes. He seems to have compromised with the vested interests in the fields of race and religion. A fresh thinking which I spotted in his pre-election speeches turned out to be a strategy to win votes. I feel sorry for him, but more so for America which invariably disappoints after evoking hope.The treatment meted out to Shah…

Arjun Rampal brings in Shah Rukh, Hrithik for restaurant

New Delhi: Actor Arjun Rampal who launched his new restaurant `Lap` in Delhi on Friday, made sure that the opening was a star studded affair with none other than Bollywood`s Badshah Shah Rukh Khan on the guest list along with superstar Hrithik Roshan.

The glamour quotient was further upped by the spouses of the megastars, Gauri Khan and Susanne Roshan, who were at their fashionable best.

The `Rock On` star who came with his supermodel wife Meher Rampal, said that his restaurant, located inside Samrat Hotel would stand out from the crowd with as it will offer "privacy" to it`s members and be "exclusive".

"You have to become a member to know how incredible this place is. It`s for people to enjoy. India can proudly say, we have a place to party. It`s about privacy, a discovery of yourself," Rampal said about his latest venture.

Shah Rukh Khan, who was with his wife Gauri said, "Gauri has designed it with Arjun and Meher. I think it would be fabulous. I wish…

Prabhu Deva pays tribute to MJ!

On the legendary icon Michael Jackson�s 51st birthday falling today (August 29), Prabhu Deva has featured in a music video produced by Shah Rukh Khan�s Red Chillies and titled �A tribute to MJ�. Says Prabhu Deva: �I�m not only a big fan of Michael Jackson; he is my idol and role model in life. So when Shah Rukh Khan called me to be a part of his music video, a tribute to MJ on his birthday, I readily agreed. Vishal Sekhar has composed the musical tribute which has been choreographed by Remo.� Kay Kay, Shaan, Sunidhi Chauhan and Shreya Goshal are singers in the album, which also has heartfelt messages by top stars like SRK, Hrithik Roshan, Prabhu Deva, Shahid Kapoor, Harman Baweja, Yuvraj Singh, Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma, Kangna Ranaut and Priyanka Chopra. The five minute music video has Prabhu Deva wearing a white suit and dancing like MJ. The musical tribute is being shown on all television channels from today (Aug 29), MJ�s 51st birth anniversary.Source: Sify Movies

Arjun Rampal launches his restaurant 'Lap' in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 28 (PTI) It was party time at Hotel Samrat here tonight as actors Shah Rukh Khan, wife Gauri, Hrithik Roshan, along with Suzanne, joined the star-studded launch of Arjun Rampal's restaurant 'Lap'.

Rampal of 'Om Shanti Om' fame said his restaurant is an "incredible" place to have all the "privacy".

"You have to become a member to know how incredible this place is. It's for people to enjoy. India can proudly say, we have a place to party. It's about privacy, a discovery of yourself," Rampal said about 'Lap' located inside Hotel Samrat.

Shah Rukh Khan, who was with his wife Gauri said, "Gauri has designed it with Arjun and Meher. I think it would be fabulous. I wish them all the best. I am from Delhi and want everyone to visit this place," King Khan said.
Source: PressTrustofIndia

'Make it Large-A Tribute to Michael Jackson' - Redchillies Entertainment

Mumbai August 26 2009 In what can be easily termed as musicalhistory, Seagram's Royal Stag has created a special video 'Make it Large- A tribute to Michael Jackson', to be released on music channels across India on the 29th of August to celebrate the pop legends 51st birthday.

A celebration could not be larger than this one where the best of Indian musicians come together to pay tribute to the genius that is Michael Jackson. Written by Vishal, composed by Vishal and Shekhar, produced by Red Chillies Idiot Box, and directed by Samar Khan 'Make it Large' features Shankar, Shaan, KK, Shreya Ghoshal and Michael's closest dance likeness in India-Prabhudeva.

The video also features testimonials on Michael Jackson from Bollywood's hottest talent; Shahrukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Anoushka Sharma, Shahid Kapur, and cricket's best-Yuvraj Singh.

Commenting on the initiative, Bikram Basu, Vice President-Marketing, Pernod Ricard India said,…

SRK gets Shahid, Priyanka, together for MJ tribute

Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) From Shahid Kapoor to Vishal-Shekhar, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has roped in the biggest names in the business for a music video to pay tribute to the late pop legend Michael Jackson.Vishal Dadlani of Vishal-Shekhar duo told IANS that it was Shah Rukh's idea to get a tribute rolling for the music legend who passed away on June 25 this year."The entire world was upset about his demise and so were Shekhar (Ravjiani) and I. We happened to meet Shah Rukh and he also expressed his thought about doing something that would be befitting the stature of the man who entertained us for decades. This is how the idea around the music video was born," said Vishal.It was decided that the music video titled "Make it Large - A tribute to Michael Jackson" would be launched Aug 29 to coincide with Jackson's 51st birthday. While Vishal also wrote the lyrics for the song, some of the best singers in the industry - Shankar Mahadevan, Shaan, KK and S…

Will SRK give taarik pe taarik!

After playing Rizwan Khan, a man who suffers from Asperger's Syndrome in My Name is Khan, SRK will step into the shoes of a lawyer for Subhash Kapoor's Jolly LLB.

The role is a first for SRK who has played a NASA scientist in Swades and a hockey player turned coach in Chak De! India.

Subhash Kapoor who directed the flop venture Say Salaam India starring Sanjay Suri, Vinay Pathak and Sandhya Mridul, will write and direct Jolly LLB. It will be jointly produced by Akshay Kumar's close aide, Rakesh Upadhyay. The film is based on a lawyer's life and will be an expose on the Indian judicial system.

According to sources, Rakesh and Shahrukh have wanted to work together for a long time and were looking for a suitable project. SRK liked this topic as he hasn't played a lawyer before and it seems like a fun film. He will be working outside the YRF and Dharma banners after a long time so it will be a different experience for him and audiences will see him in a new light. If ev…

Shahrukh Khan turns lawyer in Jolly LLB

If all goes on well, Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan will don a role that he has not done so far. He is going to play a lawyer in his forthcoming film Jolly LLB, and it is expected to go to the floors next year.


The film will be produced by Shahrukh's Red Chillies Entertainment in association with Rakesh Upadhyay. This film based on a lawyer's life will expose the judiciary and Subhash Kapoor will direct it. He had earlier directed film Say Salaam India.


Subhash Kapoor revealed that Jolly LLB would take on the pros and cons of the judicial system. He added that the discussion on the film with Shahrukh went beyond two hours though the actor gave them just 45 minutes. Shahrukh felt in love
with the script of the film.

Rakesh Upadhyay said that talks are on to work with Shahrukh's production house for a long time. He added that it's too early to say anything and that they would make formal announcement if anything good happens.

Source: OneIndia

SRK to pay video tribute to King of Pop

King Khan is all set to pay a tribute to the King of Pop. Coinciding with Michael Jackson's 51st birth anniversary, Shah Rukh Khan will release a star-studded music video tribute to Michael Jackson on Saturday.

The project has been undertaken by SRK's banner, Red Chillies. The song, titled We lived in his world was composed by music directors Vishal- Shekhar, while the video features messages from top celebrities, including SRK, Hrithik Roshan, Shahid Kapur, Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra, Yuvraj Singh, Anushka Sharma and Prabhu Deva among others.

Each star will be seen saying a few words on the pop legend and his music, and the inspiration they have drawn from MJ, the phenomenon.

Prabhu Deva, in fact, has recreated some of MJ's famous moves in the video.

Kay Kay, Shaan, Shreya Goshal and Shankar Mahadevan have lent their voices to the number.

The music video, directed by Samar Khan and choreographed by Remo, is scheduled to go on air on August 29, coinciding with Michael Jackso…
As the Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry gets ready to announce the winners of the National Awards for 2007, buzz is that two of Bollywood's biggest stars Aamir and Shah Rukh Khan are in the contention for the Best Actor Award.
While Shah Rukh Khan has been nominated for his role as hockey coach Kabir Khan in Chak De India, Aamir Khan is in competition for his restrained performance as Art teacher Ram Shankar Nikumbh in Taare Zameen Par, Aamir Khan is also said to be in the running for Best Film for Taare Zameen Par - having directed and produced the film. News is that Darsheel Safari is also being considered for the Best child actor award for his performance as the dyslexic Ishaan Awasthi in the same film.
Shah Rukh Khan's home production, Om Shanti Om has also been nominated for a National Award in the best feature film for wholesome entertainment category. Aamir Khan earlier won an award in this category for Lagaan which he produced in 2001.However neither Shah …

It's worth giving the KKR job a shot: Akram

Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram expressed his keenness to coach the Kolkata Knight Riders [ Images ] and said he was scheduled to meet the IPL franchise owner Shah Rukh Khan [ Images ] on Sunday to discuss the assignment.

wasim akramThe former tearaway said he has received a call from Shah Rukh's secretary, inviting him for a "chat" to discuss a coaching assignment with the Knight Riders on August 30.

"Sunday, I will be there for sure and I am keen. I am ready. Check me out," said Akram, who has emerged as a strong contender for the job.

"I have never done formal coaching before. It is a different skill and is honed over a period of time. It requires a lot of patience and that is something I have acquired over a period of time. I came to Delhi [ Images ] to teach bowling skills to youngsters and that was a good experience. So it's worth giving the KKR job a shot," he told 'Mobile ESPN'.

Asked if was aware that he was vying with the likes o…

Shahrukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan ready to rock in 'Dhoom 3'

Mumbai: It is always a treat for cine lovers if they watch Bollywood superstars Shahrukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan together on silver screens. Yes, Shahrukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan are likely to act together again in Aditya Chopra's forthcoming Dhoom 3" . The duo worked together in bollywood block buster Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Ghum.

The "Dhoom" authorisation is back with a big bang. Remember the superficial biker movie that featured adrenaline pumping mean machines, hot hunks and cool babes that became a violent Box Office success.

Aditya has offered a role to Shahrukh Khan, who just cannot say no to him. Hrithik too is said to be keen on acting in the film inspite of his busy schedule.

Abhishek Bachchan will play the character he played in the earlier two films. Uday Chopra will also play the same character he did in the earlier series.

Source: SamayLive

SRK's TV company pays tribute to MJ on his 51st birthday

Mumbai, Aug 26 Bollywood Superstar Shah Rukh Khan's television company "Red Chillies Idiot Box" has created a video featuring India's best music talent from the film industry to pay homage to King of pop Michael Jackson on his 51st birth anniversary.

The video titled "Make it large" will be released on music channels across India on August 29, Jackson's birthday.

Written by Vishal, composed by Vishal-Shekhar, the video is directed by Samar Khan and choreographed by Remo Fernandes.

The video features Shankar Mahadevan, Shaan, KK, Shreya Ghoshal and Prabhudeva.

Shah Rukh, Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Anoushka Sharma, Shahid Kapur and cricketer Yuvraj Singh will share their memories about Jackson.

"The idea was derived from just the thought of Michael.

It's just awesome to see all of us coming together out of love for one person and his music. It's magic," Singer-composer Vishal said.

"A tribute …

Farah Khan denies rumors on Big B in ‘HNY’

Ostensibly, certain channels are keen on cooking up stories as on when they hear a single word about films. Looks like Farah Khan's 'Happy New Year' isn't an elision as there've more rumors pertaining to it. One of the rumors spelled that 'Big B' sharing screen space with SRK in this film. However, Farah Khan gimcracks the rumors about Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan playing lead roles in her forthcoming film 'Happy New Year'. Says Farah, "I'm really wondering how come such stories pop-up all of sudden. As of now, Shah Rukh Khan and me have been confirmed for the film and rest of the casting will be carried on after completion of script works." Totting up this buzz, there were quite other rumors as well about presence of Sanjay Dutt, Juhi Chawla and Zayed Khan. Nonetheless, the choreographer-turned-filmmaker terms it to be a rumor again.

Source: India Glitz

SRK on the sets of MNIK

Adi to direct SRK in Dhoom 3

Buzz has it that Aditya Chopra may direct Dhoom 3; ropes in Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Shahrukh Khan More Pics Roshan...

Reclusive director Aditya Chopra, who is perfectly content to oversee and remote control the YRF empire while leaving the actual direction of the films to someone else, is now excited at the possibility of Dhoom 3, especially if his wish list of actors is satisfied.

Reportedly Shah Rukh Khan , who can never say no to Adi, has consented to be part of the film. An equally important role has been offered to Hrithik Roshan. Hrithik who is fastidious to a fault sometimes, is supposed to be mulling over the offer, even as he stays busy with his home production Kites and his new film with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Guzaarish.

Abhishek Bachchan will of course reprise the Jay Dixit of the earlier two films and Uday Chopra will continue to play the lovable Ali who woos all the pretty girls.

But the icing on the very crowded cake will be that Aditya Chopra will direct the…

SRK is in Farah's 'Happy New Year', not Big B

Choreographer-turned-director Farah Khan has rubbished rumours that her upcoming film 'Happy New Year' will see the coming together of Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan. The 'Om Shanti Om' director said her best friend SRK is the only actor who has been finalised for the movie, which is still in its scripting stage. "There is no truth in the rumour that Big B is going to star in the film. Besides SRK, I never cast anyone in my film till I have my script ready. As of now, only Shah Rukh and me are in the film," Farah said. Earlier, it was reported that the 'Main Hoon Naa' director will bring the two actors together in the film. The duo was last seen together in Bhoothnath also starring Juhi Chawla. The other actors who were said to be working in the movie were Sanjay Dutt, Zayed Khan and Juhi Chawla, a claim denied by Farah.
Source: Indexexpress

KKR approach Akram for coaching job

The beleaguered Kolkata Knight Riders team, which finished at the bottom in the recently concluded second season of the Indian Premier League, has approached Wasim Akram for the job of team coach, sources revealed on Tuesday.According to a news channel report, Akram has confirmed having received the offer from team owner Shahrukh Khan and will be giving an interview for the job at the end of the week.According to sources, Akram's chances of getting the job are extremely bright, considering his excellent rapport with skipper Sourav Ganguly.

KKR had sacked Australian John Buchanan as coach after their poor showing in the second season of the IPL.
Since then, the Kolkata team have interviewed several people for the job including former Australia batsman Michael Bevan, former England player Dermot Reeve and former Indian batsman WV Raman.—Online

Source: The Dawn

Vivek Oberoi joins Shahrukh Khan's camp

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Mumbai: Recently, it has been in the limelight that Vivek Oberoi has recently teamed up with "King Khan" of Bollywood. Vivek didn't find any space in the camp of Salman Khan thus he rolled to Shahrukh Khan's site.


In a press conference, he showed his great concerns for "King Khan" and revealed that Shahrukh Khan is an expert and deserves worldwide admiration and honour. He unconditionally adores SRK.


Vivek Oberoi showed a great skill of personal relationship with Shahrukh Khan and got entry directly in his life, wife Gauri Khan and his private villa "Jannat". Even Vivek was seen in the birthday bash of King Khan's wife Gauri Khan.

Source: SamayLive

Can Shah Rukh Khan Wake Up America?

As the Shah Rukh Khan controversy about his mistreatment at a US airport rages on, it has opened up new perspectives. One of them is of PR guru Dale Bhagwagar who has handled the media relations for some of the biggest names in Bollywood, including controversy queens like Priyanka Chopra, Shilpa Shetty and Sherlyn Chopra.

Can Shah Rukh Khan Wake Up America? - Planet Bollywood Special CorrespondantLet us know what you think about this storyAs the Shah Rukh Khan controversy about his mistreatment at a US airport rages on, it has opened up new perspectives. One of them is of PR guru Dale Bhagwagar who has handled the media relations for some of the biggest names in Bollywood, including controversy queens like Priyanka Chopra, Shilpa Shetty and Sherlyn Chopra. The public relations expert recalls, "When Shilpa Shetty faced racial discrimination, the whole of UK rallied behind her. I was her publicist then and was overwhelmed with UK journalists calling me in Mumbai just to ascertain fa…

My name is Patel

Kem cho bhai? My maiden surname is Patel, naam toh suna hoga? Man!!! We are samdukhias!!! Did you know that what you have recently gone through at Newark is something we all go through?


So sad, that the immigration officers did not know the 'Baazigar' that you are and that all of India is your 'Deewana'. Imagine!! Even after we welcomed Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt with a 'Dil aashna hai'attitude, they thought you were some kind of 'Don' or 'Duplicate!' But I am so happy you braved it like a true 'Fauji' and did not show the slightest 'Darr'.


Going to 'Pardes' has become a pain for us too but kya karey, 'Dil toh pagal hai.' Like you said, it's the NRI.s ki, 'Mohabbatein' that takes us there. 'Ram jaaney' what will be the 'Anjaam' of this incident which is now a big political 'Paheli'


The 'Trimurti' gang is saying this was a mere publicity stunt, that you are doing …

Shahrukh's lengthy guest appearance in 'Dulha Mil Gaya' !

Mumbai: Bollywood Badshah Shahrukh Khan is all set to make a different record of its type. Though the actor is in guest appearance in upcoming 'Dulha Mil Gaya', his role is almost for one hour.

Sources say that his role in the movie is almost one hour long in a two-and-a-half hour film. SRK had signed the film due to his close friendship with producer Vivek Vaswani.

Directed by Mudassar Aziz, the film features Fardeen Khan, Johny Lever and Tara Sharma.

Source: Samaylive

Dulha Mil Gaya-SRK Has 3 Songs And 17 Scenes

Shah Rukh Khan has 3 songs and 17 scenes in his guest appearence in the forthcoming Hindi movie Dulha Mil Gaya.It is common knowledge that Shah Rukh Khan will make a guest appearance in Dulha Mil Gaya, produced by close friend, Vivek Vaswani. But did you know his guest appearance lasts for an hour, in the two and half hour film? The buzz is that Shah Rukh is not happy with his role getting extended so much so, that he didn't want to complete shooting for the film.However, producer Vivek Vaswani has rubbished these reports and informed that they have not added or subtracted any scenes with Shah Rukh. Whatever was narrated to him has been filmed. He has 17 scenes and three songs. One of the music videos is yet to be shot with the entire cast. Since Shah Rukh is doing Dulha Mil Gaya as a favor for a friend, he is being credited as a guest appearance. Vaswani also thinks that getting credited, as a guest appearance does not depend on the length of the role. He gives the example of Sun…

Terminator wants to end SRK’s woes

Former action star and now politician Arnold Schwarzenegger has invited Shahrukh Khan to dinner after the Bollywood heart-throb's recent detention by US im migration officers.According to The Telegraph, the Californian governor has offered to meet Khan in Washington next month in a bid to de fuse the diplomatic row. Khan has not announced whether he will accept the invitation.Khan, 43, recently signed a £125-million (R1.6-billion) deal with Fox-Searchlight Pictures in the US to distribute his latest movie, My Name is Khan, which highlights racial tensions in the US after the 9/11 terror attacks. The star was detained for almost two hours at Newark Airport in New Jersey last week. South African academic and political analyst Adam Habib endured a similar experience two years ago when he was denied entry into the country on suspicion of being a terrorist."This does not surprise me, and it is certainly not the first time Indian and Muslim citizens have been treated like this i…

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SRK's guest appearance

Although SRK's role has been billed as a guest appearance, he has over 50 minutes of screen

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This has to be the longest guest appearance by any star in a film. Shah Rukh Khan, who was always told that he has a guest appearance in Dulha Mil Gaya, must have never thought that his role in the forthcoming film will be, hold your breath, almost one hour long in a two-and-a-half hour film.

SRK had signed the film due to his close friendship with producer Vivek Vaswani. But there have been constant reports about SRK being upset about his role getting extended so much so that it was even said that the superstar was not ready to complete the film.

Producer Vivek Vaswani clarified, "We have not added or subtracted any scenes with SRK. We have shot exactly what was narrated to him. He has about 17 scenes and three songs, and among the three, one is his entry sequence. We still have to shoot the music video with him with the entire cast. However, Dulha Mil Gaya is not a …

Shahrukh Khan is going to feature in "Don- 2"

Mumbai: After delivering a rocking flick "Rock On" and television show "Oye! Its Friday", the mutli-talented star, singer and director Farhan Akhtar had stop to come in front of media.


Farhan became so unnoticeable that his locations were not known to any of his friends and colleagues. He is not just hidden for any other reason but he is seriously busy in his forthcoming flick- the sequel of his previous hit Don with "King Khan".


Farhan Akhtar's father and known legendary lyricist Javed Akhtar wrote the script of original Amitabh Bachchan Starer "Don". Thus, Farhan is holding his feet at his place and keeping himself busy in writing the screenplay of the upcoming sequel of his flick "Don".


A source revealed that Farhan feels that this time he is in competition with his father who is the majesty of his own style in writing lyrics and scripts for about more than 2- decades. So he wants to make the sequel which was a worthy successor…

Pak-American group criticizes US for King Khan detention

A Pakistani-American group has criticized US authorities for detaining famous Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan at Newark International airport last week. A statement issued by the Pakistani American Public Affairs Committee (PAKPAC) said that after the 9/11 terror attacks 'lawful' Muslim travelers were being unnecessarily subjected to 'unfair' inspections and interrogations.
A Pakistani-American group has criticized US authorities for detaining famous Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan."Since the terrorist attacks, lawful Muslim travelers have extensively been subjected to unfair inspections, intrusive secondary searches, excessive questioning based on their names and ethnicity," The Nation quoted the statement, as saying. "The PAKPAC believes that profiling people based on their race, religion, and origin is wrong and not the appropriate use of resources," the statement added. It said that the PAKPAC has already brought to attention the futility of interr…

SRK’s pal is now reading Salman!

Dear All, This is pure rubbish..dont bother. This a price one as to pay for being friendly with a super nova like Shah Rukh Khan. I beginning to accept that I am the envy of many eyes because of my proximity to SRK...and the ones that hurt most end up spreading garbage like this about me...While I bask in the sudden shift in focus on me. Why I have become suddenly become so important???? in the scheme of things surprises and amuses me both.   Please ignore this piece of trashy toilet journalism... http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/bollywood/news-interviews/SRKs-pal-is-now-reading-Salman/articleshow/4917479.cms


Regards Mushtaq Shiekh

Recieved email from the author confirming that news is a rubbish.

Uday, Yash Chopra were caught having lunch at Kjo's office

KJo denies that there's an alliance in the offing

Everyone knows that Karan Johar and Aditya Chopra are the best of buddies. And that Karan is a huge fan of Yash Chopra films. But that the Chopras and KJo are lunching buddies, is not a known fact.

It was Uday Chopra who let the cat out of the bag on his Twitter account, "Had lunch with Karan and my dad at KJ's office...lots of fun and good food."

'We do it often'

Karan confirms, "Yes, Yash uncle and Uday had dropped in at my office but then we keep doing that often. Yash uncle is like family and no, there are no tie-ups happening. It's a given thing that they are the first ones to see all Dharma films which are ready. Wake Up Sid is ready and I will show it to them. Everything that I do is discussed with Adi."

Currently, Karan is multi-tasking. "We have a long schedule of My Name Is Khan beginning from today in Mumbai till September, I am looking into the promos of Wake Up Sid and soon, the mar…

Johar's My Name is Khan begins last shooting schedule

MUMBAI: The final shooting schedule of Karan Johar's My Name is Khan, which stars Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, will be shot at Filmistan Studio from 22 August.
The cast and crew of the film are back after a schedule in the US and are now gearing up for their next schedule in Mumbai at Filmistan Studio, where a set is being constructed.
Co-produced by Dharma Productions and Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment, the movie was recently acquired by Fox Star Studios. The screenplay of My Name Is Khan has been written by Shibani Bathija.
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have composed the film's music, while the cinematography is by Ravi K. Chandran. The schedule at Filmistan is from the 22 - 29 August.
The movie is being readied for a release on 12 February, 2010.

Source: TimesofIndia

Hosts under US scanner. That’s what got SRK held up

Washington: The US Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) extra scrutiny of megastar Shah Rukh Khan was triggered by Bollywood's showbiz having come under the scanner of law enforcement authorities and intelligence agencies for dodgy financial transactions and alleged underworld links.
    Khan was questioned closely by CBP agents on his arrival at Newark's Liberty International Airport last week with emphasis on ascertaining his local US contacts and engagements. It transpires that Khan was visiting the US primarily for Bollywood shows in Chicago and Houston promoted by brothers, Farhath Hussain and Altaf Hussain, with other local promoters, some of whom are on the radar of authorities in the UK, US and India.
    Although there was no red flag against SRK's name itself, it was his local contacts which triggered the alert, according to sources who didn't want to be named. The situation was compounded by the non-arrival of his baggage from London. US intelligence ag…

Katrina crosses over to SRK!

And it's an exclusive bit of news from a first class air passenger, who was on the same flight that Shah Rukh Khan was on from London to Mumbai (en route from his infamous brush in the USA with the immigration officials).

As we know, Katrina Kaif was also on the same flight and we hear from our 'flier-on-the-wall' that once the plane was in mid-air, it was Katz who went across the aisle to sit with SRK and get into an animated chat.

And Shah boy, gentleman that he is, got up and gave his seat to the lady. All the while chatting away. Mainly about his experiences in the USA and UK. And the only time Katz went back to her seat was when the plane was to land in Mumbai.

Awesome, this dostana, eh? But wonder what loverboy Salman has to say to this one? Hopefully, SK and SRK don't fly 'in' to America together soon, or maybe they should, for two Khans are better than one, right guys?

Source: TOI

We live in Michael Jackson’s world: SRK

Michael Jackson has influenced Bollywood for decades now. From his signature moves to his singing, he has inspired everyone from musicians to
technicians.

Now, Bollywood unites to pay a heartfelt tribute to the King of Pop in a video, which will be aired on Michael Jackson's birthday on August 29. The initiative has been taken by Shah Rukh Khan himself.

Vishal Dadlani confirmed the story and said, "The song is titled, We lived in his world."

Our source said, "Shah Rukh Khan is a huge fan of the late Michael Jackson and when the creative heads in Red Chilles pitched the idea, he loved it. He had cried when he learnt about MJ's death. He was also supposed to attend one of the London concerts which never happened. So, the idea was finalised and they decided to make a music video as a tribute. The best talent for the song was Vishal of the Vishal-Shekhar duo. Vishal is a huge fan too and he was in shock for days when he learnt about MJ's death.

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I don't believe in VIP culture, says SRK

In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan spoke about his detention at the US airport and denied that it was a publicity stunt for his upcoming movie My Name Is Khan. Shah Rukh said it was an unpleasant experience and he would never do something like this for publicity. Here is an excerpt of the interview - Rajdeep Sardesai: Critics are saying that Shah Rukh Khan's detention in America has been hyped by Shah Rukh himself and it is a publicity stunt for the upcoming film My Name Is Khan. How do you react to that?Shah Rukh Khan: As a matter of fact my film is coming much later, there are still some eight to nine months to go and we normally don't start promotion of the movie this early. Moreover, it is not very positive when someone asks you for vouching for you to enter someone's country. Though I don't want to say this word, I would say it is a bit disrespectful. Rajdeep Sardesai: People are detained and quest…