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Shahrukh Khan's work wrapped on My Name Is Khan

It all began as a rumor that Shahrukh Khan, Kajol and Karan Johar would be working together again. Then we got word that this dream team was indeed working on a project called My Name is Khan. We learned that it was not your average masala film and that it was set in the after math of 9/11. In December of 2008, the film went to the floor and though we know a bit more about it, the story is still very much under wraps.

Shahrukh said in an interview with TOI that, "My Name Is Khan is the most special film for both Karan Johar and me. And unlike the rumors, it's not about terrorism, or 9/11. It's about a relationship between two people, between an individual and the State, and between an individual and the country. In short, there the three important components: love story, Islam and a mild form of autism, which forms the core of MNIK."

In what is said to be one of his most challenging roles, Shahrukh plays a man with Asperger syndrome, which is a mild form of autism. Ac…

King-size comeback for ‘militant’ model

Three years ago, the glamourous life of Tariq Ahmad Dar — a Kashmiri who had made a big splash in Bangladesh's fashion circles — came to an abrupt end. Tariq Ahmad Dar (left) is thrilled as he's doing an ad film with Shah Rukh Khan. HT PhotoThe Bangladesh government suddenly declared him an Indian spy, arrested him and deported him to India. As soon as he reached India, Indian authorities in turn took him into custody, suspecting him to be a Lashkar-e-Tayyeba operative. He was subjected to intense questioning and tortured. But ultimately he had to be released for lack of evidence.  Once out of jail, Dar, far from losing heart, decided to go back to what he was best at — this time in Mumbai.Ignoring the cloud over his past, Mumbai has welcomed him. He has begun working in ad films — including one with Shah Rukh Khan."I was delighted at the opportunity to meet Shah Rukh Khan and shoot at Yash Raj studios," Dar told HT. It was a far cry from 2006 when Dar spent 40 days,…

Enlighten launches Shah Rukh Khan's Fauji on DVD

Enlighten Film Company has launched Shah Rukh Khan starrer TV series Fauji on DVD for the first time. The launch of the DVD coincided with the 50th Anniversary of pubcaster Doordarshan on which it was aired.

Fauji will be available on home video across Indian stores from 28 September onwards.

Doordarshan aired Fauji in 1988 wherein Khan played the character of Abhimanyu Rai.

Enlighten home entertainment head Varun Verma says, "It was the show that changed the destiny of King Khan and what better time to launch this serial on home video than now when Doordarshan completes its 50 glorious years."

The complete TV series on a two DVD pack is priced at Rs 699.
Source: BusinessofCinema

Here is an opportunity to run with Shah Rukh Khan!

New Delhi: Here is a chance for big-hearted Dilliwallas to run with the reigning superstar of Bollywood – Shah Rukh Khan. The actor, who is a Delhite himself, is euphoric over the idea of running with Delhi for the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon in November. While interacting with a news daily, the actor turned nostalgic and talked about his beautiful memories related with the city.


"I was born here, in Talwar Nursing Home. I lived here for more than two decades in Rajinder Nagar. It is here that I studied, met Gauri for the first time and even started my career with serials like Fauji and Dil Darya. I remember I used to be the galli cricket champion. We used to play between parked vehicles and dodge cycle rickshaws. In between all this, we would still manage to remain focussed on the game," he reminisced.

The actor stated that when Airtel invited him to be a part of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon on November 1, he simply could not resist it. "The very idea of coming back to …

SRK to run for Delhi

Dilli ka munda, ya, that's me. I was born here, in Talwar Nursing Home. I lived here for more than two decades in Rajinder Nagar.



It is here that I studied, met Gauri for the first time and even started my career with serials like Fauji and Dil Darya. I remember I used to be the galli cricket champion. We used to play between parked vehicles and dodge cycle rickshaws. In between all this, we would still manage to remain focussed on the game. It did not matter how narrow the bylanes of Rajinder Nagar were or how much traffic there would be on the roads. What mattered most to us was the score. Those memories are still fresh and never fail to bring a smile to my face.

When Airtel invited me to be part of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon on November 1, I simply could not resist it. The very idea of coming back to my own house, returning to the same streets and mingling with Dilliwalas while they take to the streets was extremely tempting. It almost feels like Delhi has got its very…

Karan loses sleep over My Name Is Khan

Karan Johar, who was at a radio station promoting his next production Wake Up Sid, claimed he was losing sleep over My Name Is Khan.

"A lot has been happening on the front. We are busy shooting but I am so worked up that I can't sleep properly these days," he said.

Though in a positive mood, he is still bruised about the Shah Rukh Khan-US airport detention episode and the fact that the media is claiming it was a publicity stunt for this film.

"My Name Is Khan is a simple, honest film and we don't need any such strategy to promote it," he said.

For Wake Up Sid, he said, "It is not a film but an emotion that we have all been through. Sid is simply at crossroads in life and undecided about what to do, where to go. And we have all been there."
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Courtesy: Mail Today


Tere Mere Beach Mein

Catch Sharukh Khan on Tere Mere Beach Mein this weekend Only on Star Plus !!

SRK's my idol, says Sallu!

Salman Khan might not like SRK's personal attitude, but he is all praises for the actor's dedication, professional attitude and physical features.The actor was all praises for his Khan counterpart duting his television show Dus Ka Dum.In one episode of the game show on Sony Television, Salman said, "When it comes to romantic scenes nobody can do it better than Shah Rukh Khan. He is professionally great."As if this was not enough, Salman went on to say that Shah Rukh has beautiful eyes."SRK has such beautiful eyes, it can make anyone go crazy," Salman said, adding, "SRK is the king of romance."Salman also praised the sincerity and dedication of Shah Rukh. He said that no one can be more professional than SRK and that he marvels at his dedication towards work. SRK was his idol when it comes to his attitude for work, Salman added.Source: hindustantimes

SRK will always be my idol: Priyanka

Priyanka Chopra has thousands of fans, but who is the actress's all-time idol? The man she admires most is adored by millions across the globe as well... who else but superstar Shah Rukh Khan.

"Shah Rukh Khan is my idol and has always been. He has been a favourite actor of course, but I really look up to him also as a person . Looking at where he came from and how he became who he is today, I find it extremely fascinating," Priyanka said.

"He started with theatre, did plays, got a break in TV - he turned from a regular college kid to a mega superstar... and all that completely on his own with no help from anybody in the film industry. I admire a lot about him and I think it's just fantastic," said the actress who has bagged the youth award icon for entertainment.

In the past, Priyanka has teamed up with Shah Rukh for Farhan Akhtar's Don and did a cameo in a song with him in Farah Khan's Om Shanti Om and also in Billu.

Priyanka and Hrithik Roshan bagged …

Kamal, Mohan Lal and Shah Rukh in ‘Pazhassi Raja’

Padmashree Kamal Haasan has dubbed a prologue for Mammooty-Sarath Kumar multilingual starrer "Pazhassi Raja'. The film is directed by Hariharan and is crafted by ace writer M.T. Vasudevan Nair. Kamal Haasan, who happens to be an ardent buff of Vasudevan Nair, had voluntarily approached Hariharan to offer him the opportunity.Well, the Malayalam version will have Mohan Lal introducing Pazhassi Raja to audiences with a 45-sec prologue. It has been revealed that Shah Rukh Khan will dub for the same part in Hindi version.The film is based on historical epic of Pazhassi Raja, a native king of Wynad in Malabar area of Kerala while Sarath Kumar plays the role of Edachena Kunkan, Pazhassi Raja's "Thalapathy' (Commander in Chief).Maestro Ilayaraja has scored music while academy award winner Resul Pookutty is the sound editor. Earlier plans were to release the film for Ramzan and now it has been postponed to October 2.Source: Theindian-R. Richard Mahesh/ Sampurn Media

Shah Rukh dampens Farah’s ‘Happy New Year’ plans!

Looks like Shah Rukh Khan's superhero dreams have taken over his friendship with choreographer/director Farah Khan for the actor is apparently giving a preference to director Anubhav Sinha over Farah.



According to reports, SRK is keener to start with his big money venture 'Ra 1'. The flick, which is a superhero movie of sorts, will be directed by Sinha. Sources suggest that SRK wants to begin with 'Ra 1' than Farah's 'Happy New Year', which has been surprisingly on hold for real long.

"Shah Rukh Khan was earlier in two minds whether to go on floors first with Farah`s film or Anubhav Sinha`s. But apparently he has made up his mind to do the action adventure movie 'Ra 1', which has a superhero backdrop. It will begin shooting from early next year and will be extensively shot on foreign locations. Shah Rukh has already begun preparing for the role by working out on his physique and is again aiming to acquire six-pack abs", suggests a sourc…

SRK will act and do voiceovers in his production, Fauji 2

Buzz is that Shah Rukh Khan will act and do voiceovers in his television production, Fauji 2. The actor is revisiting the soap that was his small screen debut over two decades ago.

It is learnt that SRK will appear as the father of Abhimanyu Singh - the character he played.



Providing inspiration
Says a source, "Shah Rukh will be seen providing guidance to Abhimanyu. He will appear without recourse to any gray hair. Khan will be providing inspirational and pep talks  to Abhimanyu in an army kind of look."

There is also talk that Pulkit Samrat (Lakshya of Kyunki) has been approached to essay the character of Abhimanyu. He has gone through the auditions and look tests. As reported Jackie and Ayesha's son Jai aka Tiger, was earlier approached. However, he declined the offer.

Fauji 2, slated for Colors in 2010, is being produced by SRK's Red Chillies Idiot Box Productions. Casting is taking time the creative team is looking for the right candidates to play the various roles. …

MEET SRK's new WIFE!

Shah Rukh Khan is all set to tie the knot. And this time, on screen! Only on screen actually. The King Khan will play husband to Tollywood's sexy lady Rituparna Sengupta in the upcoming Emami Chyawanprash ad.

In the ad, SRK, true to his Rab Ne... image plays a common man. And Rituparna plays the wife. And of course it is not love but Emami Chyawanprash that keeps them together!

Incidentally, Rituparna is also doing a film titled SRK with Vinay Pathak. And the Tollywood queen has graced many Kolkata Knight Riders match during the first season of IPL.

And the actress is super excited about shooting with the King Khan. Rituparna says, "I was the brand abasador of Emami Boroplus for Eastern Region and now I am shooting for Emami. I had met SRK couple of times during IPL matches in Kolkata. Actually I was invited to see the match. That time we had a lot of fun. This time I am also very excited."
Source: Buzz18

SRK and Kajol: The magical jodi in ‘Vogue’

The magical jodi of Shahrukh Khan and Kajol have given the industry many mage hits like 'Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge', 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham' and so on.
After a long hitch of seven years the two are coming together for Karan Johar's 'My Name Is Khan' which has Kajol playing SRK's wife.Kajol and SRK appear on the cover page of Vogue Magazine's Indian Edition for the month of October 2009.
As they look magical on the cover together, SRK expresses the fact that he is quite happy to be a part of 'Vogue' as his wife Gauri has already achieved this glory and he was yet to have this glory.

SRK dub for Malayalam film

The film, written by one of the best writers in India, MT Vasudevan Nair and directed by veteran Hariharan has Malayalam mega star Mammootty playing the title role and Sarath Kumar playing his deputy. The film is being dubbed into three other Indian languages — Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.

Now, the latest we hear is that Kamal Haasan has dubbed a prologue for the film in Tamil, while the Hindi version has Shah Rukh Khan's voice. It will be Kamal and SRK who will introduce Pazhassiraja to the audience through a 45-second prologue. The voice over for the Malayalam original has been done by Mohanlal.

Says producer Gokulam Gopalan, "The historical needs an introduction and what better voice than Kamal Haasan in Tamil and King Khan in Hindi. The audiences are familiar with their voices and trusts them."

Jayamohan, the famous Tamil writer has been chosen by MT Vasudevan Nair to translate the Malayalam dialogues of the film into Tamil. Monisha, an associate of Priyadarshan …

SRK funding solar power projects for Orissa villages

Okilapala (Orissa): Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan is being hailed as a hero in the villages of Orissa after he helped light up thousands of houses across seven villages by funding a solar electricity project. Shahrukh funded rural electrification project in Ahriajpur, Banhipal, Okilapala, Palachua, Rangani, Denlasahi and Gupti villages, which uses solar energy that was implemented by The Energy and Research Institute (TERI).For the villagers in Okilapala, Shahrukh has come as messiah as his funding helped these people to see the light of the day after 61 years of the country's independence."All the 270 families in our village cannot forget Shahrukh Khan's help. The contribution of this great man is incomparable. He has helped us very much. We were living in bad condition, without any light, he provided us with solar lights and villagers have to pay just Rs. 3 to get the light. We are getting the light at very cheap rates," said, Tulsi Das, a villager.The villagers hav…

GOSS: SRK ditches Farah Khan?

Shah Rukh Khan had to make probably the toughest decision of his life - choose between good friend Farah Khan's film Happy New Year and Anubhav Sinha's superhero flick Ra.1 for his next production.

While Farah is an extremely close friend of the King Khan, Anubhav's film is something the actor has been extremely excited about for quite a while now.

A little birdie tells me that the choice has finally been made. And guess what, SRK has picked Sinha over his close friend.

Now, Anubhav Sinha's Ra.1 will go on the floors as the next film of Red Chillies Entertainment. Friend Farah will however have to wait.

Sinha's Ra.1 is a superhero adventure movie and will apparently have some heavy duty action scenes. Apparently, the King Khan is also working out to get his body in shape for the same.

Hope Farah doesn't mind his decision though. In times like these one cannot afford to lose too many friends.

Source: Buzz18


A Panaromic Virtual tour opposite SRKs' Mannat

Hi,
Guys has your ever dream to visit ShahRukh Khans' Mannat?..The answer is yes, so i would like to share a link just opposite panaromic view of SRK's mannath a beautifull park in front of his..use your mouse to take a look outside his house, move around the screen using your mouse, you can view the beautiful mannat's entrance. Also please leave your comments about the topic.


Bandra_park in Mumbai

Shahrukh Khan & Rituparna Sengupta to tie the knot!

Fikar not, this knot is not going to be tied in real life! Bollywood's King Khan Shahrukh Khan and Tollywood Queen would be playing husband-wife in an AD film for Emami's Chyawanprash, for which they are going to shoot in Mumbai's Film City.

SRK plays a commoner in the AD and Rituparna his wife. And, of course, it's the chyawanprash that keeps them together.


Well, SRK and Rituparna still have one more connection... Rituparna is doing a film called SRK with Vinay Pathak and she even cheered his Kolkata Knight Riders in the first IPL season. Now that she is working with him, she is super excited and nervous! As for SRK, he thought she did a great job in her film, MAIN MERI PATNI AUR WOH and also remembered her from the IPL match, so it didn't take him much to do the Ad film.

The ad film will be directed by Ram Madhvani, who directed the song 'Bheja kum' in TAARE ZAMEEN PAR. Madhvani admits that he is looking forward to working with the Bong beauty for the fir…

No tiff between SRK, Shirish: Farah

Farah Khan may have the reputation of grilling Bollywood celebs and getting juicy tidbits about their lives out on her TV show, but the choreographer-cum-director is equally willing to talk about all the controversies surrounding her.

Be it the reported tiff between her husband Shirish Kunder and Shah Rukh Khan, the showdown with Australian singer Kylie Minogue or with Deepika Padukone, Farah is more than willing to talk and clear the air.

Reports of differences between Shah Rukh and Shirish began when the actor turned down two films offered by Shirish. But Farah has a different story to tell.

"There are no differences. Shah Rukh and Shirish will never have differences with each other because they both know they are such important parts of my life. They both love me too much," she says.

But Farah does not disagree about the tiff that once existed. "They may not be the best of friends and be back-slapping each other but there were absolutely no differences," she says.

B…

Shah Rukh is outstanding, says Salman Khan

Mumbai: After dancing on every chance to snub and slight Shah Rukh Khan, archenemy Salman has finally bestowed some words of appreciation on his worthy rival. Acknowledging the obvious, Salman for the first time since their fall out last year, praised SRK for his professionalism and his moving intense performances in romantic roles. And what makes Sallu's extol for King Khan so genuine is the fact that the actor gave his wit a rest and admired SRK sans any malice.
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As for where this wonder happened, it was Salman's show 'Dus Ka Dum'. In a yet to be aired episode Salman heaped praise on SRK. The episode features Riteish Deshmukh and Govinda.

It so happened that Salman asked Riteish, who is known for his mimicking talent, to imitate someone. So when Riteish mimicked Shah Rukh, Salman complimented him and said: "When it comes to romantic scenes, Shah Rukh is outstanding. Nobody can do it …

Shah Rukh & Kajol on Vogue cover

The golden couple ShahRukh-Kajol who not only set the screen on fire but also the box office are now ....The golden couple Shah Rukh-Kajol who not only set the screen on fire but also the box office are now heating up the classy Vogue! 

The celebrated duo with a chemistry that casts a spell, the couple have been hailed to grace the cover of Vogue Magazine (India) on its 2nd anniversary.
Shah Rukh told a TV channel (NDTV)  that it is a 'relief' that he was finally picked to be on the cover of Vogue. "I'm very excited I'm the Vogue cover. My wife was on the Vogue cover when it started off, and that's something everyone in the house teases me about. So this is my claim to fame, and hopefully now I'll be looked up to in my house."

Kajol too said that she had a great time shooting for the portfolio although the camera was  different and the Vogue team worked hard to fashion well, the easy and natural glamor the couple has been known to exude for much over a …

Shahrukh Khan spoils Farah's Happy New Year

it seems is preferring to shoot Anubhav Sinha (Dus, Cash) directed action thriller Ra.1 rather than going in for Farah Khan's Happy New Year after he completes My Name Is Khan. Both Ra.1 and Happy New Year are being made under the King [^] Khan's home banner Red Chillies Entertainment.

Buzz up!
A source reveals, "Shahrukh Khan [^] was earlier in two minds whether to go on floors first with Farah's film or Anubhav [^] Sinha's. But apparently he has made up his mind to do the action adventure movie Ra.1, which has a superhero backdrop. It will begin shooting from early next year and will be extensively shot on foreign locations. Shahrukh has already begun preparing for the role by working out on his physique and is again aiming to acquire six-pack abs."


He was also recently quoted stating, "I want to put on my tights and my kids blanket on my back. I want to do this film for my children. I've always wanted [^] to make a superhero film, but I never had six…

Shahrukh-Akshay joint Film

SRK and Akshay Kumar seem to have become friends. Yesterday, both of them were shooting at Film City (Akshay for Blue and SRK for an ad film) when suddenly SRK decided to drop by to meet Akshay. Akshay was surprised. The two seemed very friendly with each other. The two stars discussed doing a film together. Talk for the film, which will be produced jointly by Akshay's production house, Hari Om Productions and by SRK's Red Chillies, have been on for quite some time now. They film will have a fabulous star cast if the two go ahead with it.-Sampurn Media

SRK to design for KJo

It seems there could be an addition to King Khan's resume. Being a superstar, producing megahits and owning an IPL team is clearly not enough to keep Shah Rukh Khan occupied. The Bollywood Badshah now wants to be a designer as well.

Vogue magazine's second anniversary issue celebrates the power of two with Shah Rukh and his ultimate leading lady Kajol. But there is another element to this power pair. And that is the director of their forthcoming film, their good friend, their interviewer and, evidently, their style guru as well - Karan Johar - who admits, "It's undoubtedly me; out of the three of us, I definitely take the style crown."

We're not arguing the point. But even if Karan's got his couture down pat, Shah Rukh is not letting that dampen his own aspirations as a budding designer.

"I will be designing an outfit for Karan, which he will wear for his show. I think he makes me look very dandified and I want him to look a little more relaxed. So me…

Shahrukh, Kajol sizzle on Vogue cover

They are the most sizzling couple that Bollywood ever had; their romance and chemistry on silver screen are amazing and always talked about. Bollywood's most powerful romantic couple, Shahrukh Khan and Kajol has been chosen to grace Vogue magazine. Shahrukh is the superstar of Bollywood but he has never been chosen for the magazine and feels elated that finally, he has been picked up for Vogue. "I'm very excited I'm the Vogue cover. My wife was on the Vogue cover when it started off, and that's something everyone in the house teases me about that I have not made it to a cover that my wife did. So this is my claim to fame, and hopefully now I'll be looked up to in my house", said Shahrukh.

While Kajol quips, "I expected it to be a lot tougher than it actually was, but everybody really rallied together and made us look fashionable, so we didn't have to try too hard."

Both Shahrukh and Kajol feel that they are not good-looking and not suitable fo…

Here come the superheroes

Ever since Hrithik Roshan hit jackpot at the box office with his superhero act in Krrish (the first superhero film made in India), interest in the genre has been on the rise. Now we learn that Neil Nitin Mukesh has gotten ambitious and wants to challenge his acting skills in a forthcoming film titled Magic Man in which he will have magical powers. "It is one of our new films which we are still to announce," says Shailendra Singh of Percept Picture Company.

Neil's not the only one dabbling in the genre as Shah Rukh Khan is also readying himself for a futuristic sci-fi thriller Ra.1. Though the plot is under wraps, we hear that SRK will play a super robot that works with the intelligence agency."There is great scope for the superhero genre. I believe we all fantasise about being a superhero, especially in our childhood. By doing this role, I will get to live my dream. I think this genre will work if made correctly," says Shah Rukh about his movie that will be dire…

SRK to marry Rituparna! - King Khan & Tolly queen play man and wife in ad film

PRATIM D. GUPTA AND KUSHALI NAGMR & MRS: Shah Rukh Khan and Rituparna Sengupta This Mahasaptami, Shah Rukh Khan will be married to Rituparna Sengupta.Before you go into shock (or awe), let us set things straight. Bollywood's Hero No. 1 and Tollywood's Heroine No. 1 will play husband and wife for a product promotion to be shot in Mumbai's Filmcity on Friday.SRK will play a common man and Rituparna his homemaker wife. And the (Ayurvedic) magic potion that keeps them together? Chyawanprash, from the stable of Calcutta-based Emami Group."Both of them are our brand ambassadors, and so we thought pairing them would be the perfect marriage for the brand," said Emami director Aditya Agarwal. "Shah Rukh will provide the national connect while Rituparna will provide the regional connect."The superstar with more than a national connect is learnt to be happy at the prospect of working with the regional rage, continuing his long tradition of romancing Bengali be…

Eid Mubarak

SRK stoops to conquer

Shah Rukh Khan receiving an award is not a new sight to those who have seen the actor walk on the stage many times in his career, but it's only
a few times that he has been asked to give someone an award.

And this time around, it wasn't just a co-actor, who he was presenting an award to, but someone special. SRK made it a point to be give away award to the people who work behind the camera. The actor did not only present an award to his make-up artist Ravi Indulkar, but also expressed his gratitude towards him by touching his feet. Talking about Ravi, who has been the make artist for Hema Malini too, SRK said that Ravi mama did his best to make him as graceful as Hema Malini "but I know it is difficult," he chuckled. Inspired by SRK's gesture, Kareena too thanked her hair stylist Hema Sawant by touching her feet.


Source: TimesofIndia

What was SRK doing on the sets of ‘Blue’?

Everyone on the sets of Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd.'s "Blue' was in for a pleasant surprise yesterday afternoon when none other than Shah Rukh Khan dropped on the sets to meet Akshay Kumar!
The team of "Blue' was shooting for a special number "Fikrana' and the BLUE theme song with Akshay Kumar and Zayed Khan.
While the crew was in the middle of the shoot, SRK walked on to the sets and greeted Akshay Kumar. The crowds went berserk seeing the two super stars together. The duo then stepped into Akki's vanity van where they spent nearly 15-20 minutes chatting with each other.
An eyewitness says, "We knew SRK was shooting nearby, but no one expected him to come on the sets of Blue. He surprised everyone including Akshay. They both even posed together for photographs!"
"While we were shooting for Blue on Floor 1 at Filmcity, SRK was shooting on Floor 12 for an automobile commercial. Though the distance is considerably large, Shahrukh…

SRK, Karan have great taste in men: John

Believe it or not, the Bollywood hunk also dealt with pimples in his

younger days.



John speaks of having so many pimples when he was young that he always used to look down and speak to girls, he revealed on the show Tere Mere Beach Mein.
 John told host Farah Khan, says, "I used to be very shy. There was a time when my face was full of pimples and I just never used to look up when in the company of girls so much so that they used to feel that I was such a shy, sweet, decent boy. Only I couldn't tell them that my face is full of pimples and that's the only reason I'm looking down!" John then goes on to reveal that he always lost out to girls he had a crush on in school due to his shyness. He says, "I was very shy in school and all the girls I had a crush on liked someone else...now it's changed a bit." Farah asks if it was then Bipasha who 'pataofied' him and John quips, "No, I had changed totally by then... I had become like a r…

SRK walks over to Akshay

A picture speaks a thousand words. Going by these, which were clicked yesterday, superstars Akshay Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan have forgotten all

their differences about who is the No 1 star in Bollywood. Yesterday, they were seen together at Film City where Akshay was shooting for Blue while SRK was shooting an ad film.

Interestingly, it was SRK who took the initiative to meet Akshay by suddenly landing up on the sets of Blue. Akshay, of course, was pleasantly surprised by this unexpected visit from SRK.

A source present on the sets of the film said, "SRK walked in on the sets of Blue yesterday afternoon to meet Akshay. SRK was shooting nearby on floor no 12 for an ad film when he heard that Akshay was shooting on floor no 1 for Blue. There were some media persons who were present on the sets of Blue.

They were surprised to suddenly see SRK on the sets of Akshay's film. As soon as he heard about SRK's visit, Akshay came out of his vanity van to greet him. Their bod…

Shah Rukh, John and Aamir get set for ‘Bombay Velvet’

Mumbai: Acclaimed directors Danny Boyle and Anurag Kashyap's joint project 'Bombay Velvet' is getting bigger and better by the day. The film that has been in news ever since it reported to bring together ace Khans, Aamir and Shah Rukh, has now confirmed to add eye candy John Abraham to its list of high-flying stars. Earlier, there were reports that Aamir had replaced John, but the latest news has confirmed his presence in the film.


Touted to be an international epic, the film is stated to be a three-segment drama with Shah Rukh playing the protagonist in the first and John and Aamir starring in the second and the third segments respectively.

As for John's admission to this star coup of sorts, it's all owing to pal Anurag Kashyap. According to industry insiders, after 'No Smoking', Abraham and Kashyap formed a rare pact to work together. Driven by mutual admiration, the two have been looking for an opportunity to work together for long. And when 'Bombay Ve…

Arjun is all set

Arjun Mathur's Bollywood dream is definitely taking shape slowly, but it's not just 'luck by

chance'.


"It does help to know the right people, but its equally important to be hardworking and dedicated," says the actor who doesn't really have any filmi connections to back him. But armed with acting courses from The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, New York, Barry John's institute and Kishore Namit Kapoor's acting school, the actor has been noticed in Bollywood. He has already worked with some big names like Shabana Azmi, Boman Irani, Irrfan Khan and Farhan Akhtar.

Arjun started his career by doing short films that were mostly based on a social issue like Positive, which was directed by Farhan Akhtar and where he played Shabana Azmi's son. That was followed by Migration, a film made by Mira Nair that spoke about AIDS. In B-town, Arjun may have acted only in a few movies, but both Barah Aana and Luck by Chance got him a lot of appr…

SRK or Akshay, who'll grab DPL's vacant spot?

Mumbai: Bollywood is all set to witness one more rivalry. But this time it's not going to be Salman Khan opposite Shahrukh Khan rather it's going to be Akshay Kumar.

The entire Bollywood is crossing the fingers with the Dance Premier League mania with Kareena Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Salman Khan, Arshad Warsi and Sohail Khan having already confirmed their association with the show and having chosen up their individual teams.

The latest buzz is that there is only one space to grab and both Shahrukh Khan and Akshay Kumar are trying to opt for it.

The two superstars who are seen giving tough competition to each other at the Box Office don't want to miss this dazzling chance of being a part of the show. DPL would offer them a rock-hard podium for endorsing their projects.

It'll now be interesting to see, who grabs the spot first. Stunt freak Akshay or Bollywood King SRK.

SRK, it’s the wrong dish!

Shah Rukh Khan takes crores to endorse one satellite dish and then installs another at his

office...

When Shah Rukh Khan dimples prettily from your TV screen asking if you don't want a better deal and clearer picture by using the satellite dish he is selling, you almost want to run out and get it. Such is the badshah's persuasive prowess. And that is why companies shell out crore to create superstar brand ambassadors.

Over years Shah Rukh has been impeccable ensuring his life-style choices were aligned with the brands he endorsed, whether it's the watch he wears, or more famously, the soft drink he endorsed until not too long ago. He's been the brand ambassador for this particular satellite dish company since 2007 and his contract was renewed three months ago for another eighteen months.

Which is why we were surprised to see the large satellite installed atop Khan's multi-storey office-cum-leisure space in the extension behind Mannat. It's not the Dish …

KJo's new mantra: Outsource, Delegate and Trust

Karan Johar is deep-neck into 'Wake Up Sid', directed by his erstwhile assistant, Ayan Mukherji. Besides, the supremely talented film-maker is completing his talked-about biggie 'My Name Is Khan'; its penultimate schedule is currently in progress in Mumbai. Also, 'Kurbaan' is slated for release before the end of the year. Plus, there's the animation version of 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai', the remake of 'Agneepath', the sequel to 'Dostana', another project with Imran Khan and Sonam in principal roles and a few more projects. His plate is full! Incidentally, the above-named projects are being directed by his assistants [except 'Kurbaan'], who've been an integral part of Dharma Productions over the years. "It's not possible to do everything yourself. Outsource, Delegate and Trust - that's my new mantra. Plus, I've decided against making films with established directors or known names. I want to nurture talent in Dh…

My Name is Khan 'a tiring experience'

Shahrukh Khan's upcoming film 'My name is Khan' may well be worth a hundred crores, but according to director Karan Johar it was a torturous experience shooting it.According to KJo, SRK tried his hand at 'method acting' to prepare for the role and even during filming; the actor remained in character even off screen. Shahrukh became Rizwan Khan through and through, "It has taken its toll on me and Shah Rukh. It's true Shah Rukh remained in character as Rizwan Khan even at home. At home in his body language he's always Rizwan. I see him doing it all the time. I don't think he has got out of it. Even when he's with his children at home." KJo said.So how did Karan Johar go about researching autism for the character of Rizwan Khan? "Shibani and I met the couple. They were gracious enough to meet us in London. And that couple's relationship became the basis of Rizwan and Mandira's relationsip in 'My Name Is Khan.' At its cor…

'Idiot' Aamir snubs SRK again

Aamir made a dig at Shah Rukh at the Mumbai airport on Sunday by slyly hinting that the latter's detention at the US airport was a


People thought that the war between the two superstars, Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, was over after they came together on a common platform for the multiplex issue.

But it's never as simple as that. On Sunday night, Aamir Khan made another dig at Shah Rukh when he returned to Mumbai after vacationing in France.

An eye witness present at the international airport says, "When Aamir walked in late on Sunday night, he was approached for an interview by a TV reporter. Since Aamir had returned from France, the reporter wanted to know whether, he too, like SRK, was stopped at international airports and interrogated for being a Khan. That's when Aamir retorted that such checks are a routine matter. He also added tongue-in-cheek that, 'No one checks me as I am an idiot', obviously referring to his forthcoming film, 3 Idiots. Then he went on …

Shah Rukh Khan lights up seven Orissa villages

Bhubaneswar: Remember the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Swades, where lead protagonist Mohan Bhargava, an NRI working in NASA, returns to his former nanny's village in India and resolves the irregular electricity problem by setting up a hydro power plant. In a case of real life imitating reel life, Khan has lighted up seven remote coastal villages in Orissa by funding a solar electricity project.

The effort has dramatically changed the lives of the people of Ahriajpur, Banhipal, Okilapala, Palachua, Rangani, Denlasahi and Gupti villages in Kendrapara district, about 150 km from here. Each village has a population of 500 people and most of them fall in the below poverty line bracket. They mostly depend on fishing and agriculture for their livelihood. For the villagers, Khan is a messiah.

The rural electrification project used solar energy to produce electricity. Khan funded the project under the NDTV's Greenathon initiative titled 'Light a Billion Lives'. The project was impleme…

Danny Boyle rounds-up on SRK & Aamir

His creation not only shook the nation but also highlighted the plight of poor internationally, and also achieved critical acclaims for the same. Now Danny Boyle is back with another project in hand.Like before, the 'Slumdog Millionaire' famed filmmaker is going to make a film on Mumbai, titled 'Bombay Velvet'. The movie will include real life incidents and is said to be based on a thriller period film set in the 1940s.'Bombay Velvet' will be directed by Anurag Kashyap and sources said that the Oscar winner director had talks about this current project with Anurag during the release of 'Slumdog Millionaire'. If things go as expected, Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan will act together in this one. While Aamir has been confirmed for the project, Boyle is still discussing with SRK, after which things will be finalised. If the actor gives his nod, then he will rule the movie in the first part, a newcomer in the second and finally Aamir in the third.Hmm, hope f…

For Orissa villagers Shah Rukh is a hero, not just a star

axmi Mondal of Banhipal village in Orissa's Kendrapara district has never watched any of Shah Rukh Khan's movies, as the village has been without electricity all these years. But for this poor village woman the Bollywood actor has turned into a real life hero by lighting up their lives.Shah Rukh has funded a solar power harnessing project which provides light to the village after sunset."There is no electricity in our village and we don't expect it to be provided by the government in the near future. So the electric lanterns have become very handy for us. Though we used kerosene lanterns earlier, they couldn't be relied upon due to the brisk breeze throughout the day as our village is just a few kilometres away from the Bay of Bengal," said Mondal.Banhipal is not the only village which is a beneficiary of Shah Rukh's largesse. There are six other villages - Ahirajpur, Okilapala, Palachua, Rangani, Denlasahi and Gupti in Kendrapara district which have bene…

SRK, an honorary professor now?

After getting an honorary doctorate, Shah Rukh Khan might soon be on his way to being an honorary professor too!


Routes to Roots, the NGO that got him the honorary doctor's degree in arts and culture from Britain's University of Bedfordshire, is now planning to get the actor a professorship from the Coventry University in UK.

The secretary of Routes to Roots, Rakesh Gupta, confirming that this honour will be conferred upon SRK "very soon", said, "Shah Rukh has done a lot for charity and helping people out. There are some villages in Rajasthan, Orissa, etc., which have got electricity because of SRK. People in these villages don't even know SRK, because they don't see many movies. Secondly, the electrification of the village is by alternative sources of energy. So, while it's good for the human beings, it's also good for nature."

Source: TimesOfIndia

Shah Rukh salutes his make-up dada

Shah Rukh Khan knows how to show respect to his elders and he didn't shy away from showing that at a public platform.

He was invited as a guest along with other celebrities such as Jaya Bachchan and Juhi Chawla to attend a function to award the film industry's noted technicians.

Shah Rukh gave an award to his make- up man, Ravi dada.

In his speech, SRK spoke very fondly of Ravi.

"He is a father figure to me. He was the first makeup man I ever had. I had borrowed him from Hema ji (Malini) and I told him to make me as pretty as her. Later, he stayed with me, but couldn't make me pretty," he quipped.

He showed respect for his make-up man, who has been with him through his long Bollywood journey, by touching his feet on stage. Ravi couldn't hold back his tears.
Courtesy: Mail Today

Shah Rukh Khan´s Red Chillies, With TERI Launches ‘Lighting A Billion Lives’

Red Chillies in association with TERI (The Energy and Resource Institute) recently sponsored the launch of the 'Lighting a Billion Lives' campaign in five remote villages namely Jadapal, Tarajodi and Ahirajpur villages in Orissa and Panchpadi and Bhanwata villages in Rajasthan.

The majority portions of these villages were un-electrified and used kerosene as their source of energy. As a part of the campaign solar lanterns are begin introduced in these villages.
The implementation of this project will be done by the end of April. Once the implementation process is completed, updates will follow in a month's time.The implementation of the campaign was also helped by NGOs such as Society for People's Awareness and Rural Development Action (SPARDA) and Forum for Integrated Development and Research (FIDR) in Orissa and Humana People to People India in Rajasthan. Red Chillies is proud to bring smiles and touch lives through this initiative.



Shah Rukh is Mr Wrinkled!

What is wet, a wee-bit-wrinkled and a superstar? Not 'Jumbo' like we all thought; but our very own Shah Rukh Khan.



Yes, he was wet and wrinkled? How? We blame Karan Johar for that. At a set put up in Film City for My Name Is Khan, SRK was required to stay in neck-deep water for two days — in and out — and you know how the skin becomes when you've stayed in water for too long.

A li'l bit wrinkly. But SRK didn't complain one bit. In fact, he was soon being called Mr Mermaid (in whispers, of course) around the sets. And even if he heard, he couldn't get madder than a 'wet' hen (pun unintended); so, he laughed along with the unit at his watery get-up. Now thank God it wasn't 'hot' water he was in. Poor SRK, always seems to get into trouble for no fault of his own — is the media listening here? Tsk, Tsk!




Source: TimesofIndia

King Khan and Kendrapara village

They neither had the opportunity to catch a glimpse of his blockbusters nor the popular TV shows anchored by the superstar, yet Shah Rukh Khan has a large fan following in a remote village here.

Reason: the remote village now has light after daybreak, courtesy the generosity of the King Khan.

Ahirajpur village under Rajnagar tehsil lays its claim to fame for the fact that it has come under solar energy harnessing project funded by Shah Rukh.

But for SRK's contribution, Ahirajpur would have still remained shrouded in darkness.

Shah Rukh had fully funded the project and The Energy & Research Institute (TERI) implemented the solar energy harnessing project as part of NDTV's Greenathon initiative titled Light a Billion Lives, said the project's local coordinator Biraja Prasad Pati.

It's a sort of dream come true for residents of this perennially backward village.

Source: PTINews

SRK fan Ayesha won't wash hands

For starters, Ayesha Takia wants everyone to know she's right here signing films and is not planning to disappear into the woodwork postmarriage, she says
"Hey people, I just wanna
 make it clear that I will be doing lots more films! I love films and will continue to do them."

The Shah Rukh Khan fan was at "an award function dedicated to make up and hair", where she bumped into the star. She posts online, "At this same function I shook Shah Rukh Khan's hand to say hi and I dont think I ever wanna wash my hand again!"

The actress, who loves plays girl-next-door on celluloid, insists she feels like one in real life too. "Yup, actually I just feel like any other girl who has dreams and aspirations," says Ayesha , "I contemplate and am on the fence about a lot of things!" She asks, "I've just realized that I'm a normal, confused young person of 2009... by normal I mean real and someone who is sometimes confused…