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Maharashtra govt comes to SRK's rescue, warns Shiv Sena

Politics over Shiv Sena's violent protests against Shah Rukh Khan, calling him a traitor for saying that Pakistani cricketers should be allowed to play in the IPL, has intensified.Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil has now come out in open support of Shah Rukh Khan and warned Shiv Sena against disrupting the screening of My name is Khan."Shiv Sena will have to pay through its nose if it indulges in ransacking or disturbing theaters screening movies of actor Shah Rukh Khan," said Patil.Patil's warning came after a group of Shiv Sena activists shouted slogans demanding that SRK go to Pakistan on Sunday afternoon outside the Bollywood superstar's residence Mannat in Bandra.Now battle lines are drawn with NCP which holds the Home portfolio in Maharashtra.NCP leaders also took the opportunity to target Shiv Sena chief over the flip-flop on cricketer issue "Bal Thackeray must remember that he was the one who invited Pakistani cricketer Javed Miandad, who is relate…

Watching movies with SRK

Want to know what everyone in town is currently excited about? No it's not Katrina Kaif or Deepika Padukone. B-Town folks are excited about receiving an invitation to Shah Rukh Khan's private 42-seater in-house theatre that is on the first floor of his residential block Mannat Annexe.

Yesterday before he took a flight to the US for the promotions of his latest film, the Badshah had a screening for his and Gauri's immediate family. And, when he returns on February 6 to Mumbai, he will hold a preview for Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Hrithik and Sussanne Roshan, Arjun Rampal and Mehr Jessia, Sanjay and Maheep Kapoor. Well darling, if you aren't invited... then it just means that you are not happening.


Source: Timesofindia


MNIK Screening - Mind-blowing - SRK's best performance ever !!

MNIK was screened last day only for SRK's family, Karan's family, and some of their special friends.

The first reaction is simply Mind blowing !
MNIK is 2.4 Hours long ..
Comments from Putlu (Gauri & Karan's close friend) : WOW WOW WOW, its exceeded my expectations..Srk's career best performance absolutely complimented by kajol. I am so proud to know karan!
He has to be one of the most special people to think with such nobility and goodness and then to translate it to perfectly on screen..WOW !!
Shibani Bhatija (Script writer of MNIK) : Thank you @kjohar25 for making me fall in love with #MNIK all over again.
DabbooRatnani (Photographer) :

@kjohar25 Hearing great things about 'My Name is Khan', really looking forward to see it. Pls do let us know when you have another preview. 2 minutes ago from web in reply to kjohar25
Karan Johar's tweet :

Mom felt proud... I really really hope all of you feel the same...am planning to sleep soundly tonight....love you all.... 
M…

Security beefed up outside Shah Rukh Khan's bungalow

Security has been increased outside Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's residence here after Shiv Sena activists intensified their protests against the actor for his remarks favouring inclusion of Pakistani cricketers in the IPL, police said.

Adequate number of policemen have been deployed at actor's bungalow 'Mannat' in suburban Bandra after receiving information that Sena activists would hold protest against the actor outside his residence, they added.

"We have an information that a protest would be held by some activists of a political party outside the residence of Shah Rukh Khan. We have deployed our men to avert any untoward incident during the protest," said Joint Police Commissioner (Law & Order) Himanshu Roy.

"Those violating the law will be dealt with very strict action," he said.

Sena's senior lead Manohar Joshi said, "Shah Rukh should not interfere in the politics.
http://www.ptinews.com/news/493469_Security-bee…

Attend fan action and win tickets to the Berlinale Gala Screening!

The Berlinale is fast approaching and with it the visit of Shah Rukh Khan!This year he will present in the company of his actor colleague Kajol and directorKaran Johar'snew film, "MY NAME IS KHAN.For a fitting reception at the Berlinale has FREIRAUM devised in conjunction with 20th Century Fox, a special fan action.

Among all participants 3 exclusive cinema tickets for the Berlinale gala screening of "My Name Is Khan will be given away!Here's how it works:
"MY NAME IS ..."· 20th Century Fox film is the attached image available.Loading · double-click this motif down (on the image and then save) and print it out.Insert · Only his own name in the text box and attach the image as a button on his jacket as a shield or bring to the red carpet. (Who wants to make it very professionally, can be make on sites like buttonorder.de also a real badges. )We would be pleased if Khan fans on the red carpet will appear with the button in order to express their solidarity to t…

Get set to answer Shah Rukh's query on love

Mumbai, Jan 31 - How far would you go for love? If you haven't given it a thought so far then have your answer ready because Shah Rukh Khan would soon be asking this question across the country. The superstar's love query to Indians is part of a special promotional campaign for "My Name Is Khan", says filmmaker Karan Johar."Yes, there is this huge campaign that has been designed around the strong essence of love that 'My Name Is Khan' carries. As a part of this, Shah Rukh would be travelling across the country and pop this question to the 'aam janta'. This would be his way of connecting with people who are waiting to catch him in 'My Name Is Khan'," Karan, who has produced and directed the film, told IANS.Establishing a connection with the people is fast turning out to be a trend amongst the Bollywood biggies. Way back in 2006, Shah Rukh himself did so to promote "Don - The Chase Begins Again". In recent times, while Aamir …

Abu Dhabi Preview Of ´My Name Is Khan´ Makes Sheikhs Cry!

Probably the first preview show of the much anticipated 'My Name Is Khan' outside Bombay was held two weeks back in Abu Dhabi. It was for the owners of Imagena­tion which often partners 20th Century Fox in the distribution of its Hollywood ventures in the Middle East and which is also a partner with Fox in MNIK.Reliable reports have it that the Sheikhs of Imagenation were so moved after watching the film that they were all crying.
MNIK is about a young Mus­lim man, Rizvan Khan (Shah Rukh Khan), who is out to prove that merely because his name happens to be Khan, it doesn't make him a terrorist. Perhaps, spurred on by the response at the private show, the film's distributors (Fox) and producers Karan Johar and Shah Rukh have decided to hold a premiere of the film in Abu Dhabi on 10th Feb­ruary.Source: http://www.planetbollywood.com/displayArticle.php?id=n013010102730



Warsaw excitedly awaits My Name Is Khan world premiere

Shah Rukh Khan posters are up and advance booking for tickets has begun. The Polish capital, home to a large number of King Khan fans, is all set for the world premiere of My Name is Khan February 12. To cash in on Shah Rukh's immense popularity in Poland, the distributors 20th Century Fox has selected Warsaw for the world premiere of his latest film, which sees him paired opposite Kajol after eight long years. Directed by Karan Johar, the film is about Rizwan Khan (Shah Rukh), an autist, who is mistaken for a terrorist while travelling in the US. The Indian community and Polish Bollywood buffs are thrilled as this will be the first time a Hindi movie will be shown in Poland along with other western capitals and important cities around the globe simultaneously. "We cannot believe it but still it is going to be a historic day when we can see Shah Rukh's movie on the very first day of its release. Till this day we normally get (to see) Bollywood films which are normally a y…

SRK surprises Vineet

Shah Rukh Khan may have a big heart but he ensures that his generosity does not come in the way of his work and superstitions.

Recently, the actor gifted his favourite watch to a reality show contestant, Vineet Singh on his request, but just as quickly took it back and instead gave Vineet a brand new one. The old watch was required for the continuity scenes of one of his films and is also believed to be SRK's lucky watch.

Confirming the news, Vineet says, "On the show, while giving me the watch, Shah Rukh told me 'although I am giving it to you now, I need it back as it will affect the continuity of my film. However, tomorrow, I will call you to Mannat (SRK's residence) and give you a brand new watch.' So, as soon as the show got over, I returned the watch to him." A prompt call from SRK took Vineet by surprise. "I was so happy when I received a call from SRK. I was called to Mannat where I was gifted a brand new watch. He was also apologetic about…

Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol to Ring Bell at NASDAQ in NYC

Bollywood acting duo Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol have been invited by the NASDAQ stock exchange to ring their opening bell on Monday, February 1 in New York City.The stars of director Karan Johar's upcoming feature film "MY NAME IS KHAN" have accepted the invitation and will become the first Indian actors to open the market when they ring in the first trading day of February at 9:30am ET. This prestigious event is usually reserved for CEOs of major corporations and is broadcast live on many television networks across the globe.
Source: http://despardes.com/?p=13250


Twitter Press Conference with SRK and Fans

Shah Rukh Khan hosted an impromptu online press conference on Friday evening when he posted this message on Twitter inviting his followers to send him questions:

yes ask me questions...will answer for the next 10 mins and then off to bed. dont know if i can answer each one but will try

Shah Rukh (who tweets under the handle
@iamsrk) has over 96, 000 followers on the popular social networking site and was immediately flooded with questions and replies. The 10 minute answer window stretched into nearly an hour, filled with intriguing and sometimes cryptic glimpses into King Khan's world.

Quirky highlights from what SRK himself referred to as …like [a] press conference but…without nonsensical controversies include:
-can shave all hair for a role
-can make boiled eggs
-will try and give up smoking
-remember i had a toy piano when i was a kid and miss it
-age expectancy 105
-anyone can work in India
-amitji and dilip kumar fav actors


The only topic that SRK didn't address was anything …

Sena attacks SRK, government assures protection

Mumbai, Jan 29 – The Maharashtra government Friday promised to protect Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan after he came under attack from the Shiv Sena for advocating the cause of Pakistani cricketers in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Minister of State for Home Ramesh Bagwe told reporters that the government was ready to provide Shah Rukh security if he desired it. The minister also vowed to give 'full security' to all the players in the IPL matches. The Shiv Sena hit out at the actor, who is also the Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner, after he said that he would have picked a Pakistani player for IPL matches if his team had a slot. The IPL teams' failure to select even a single Pakistani cricketer has raised a storm in Pakistan. Attacking Shah Rukh for espousing the cause of Pakistani players, Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut said if the actor was so keen on them, 'he could go play his matches in Lahore, not in India'. 'Pakistan has been blatantly ind…

Khan Shah Rukh on cover of GQ

With his film My Name Is Khan releasing on Feb 12, Shah Rukh Khan is all over the place. Be it at award functions or press conferences or on your favorite reality show, SRK is leaving no stone unturned to promote his big release. What's more, he also features on the cover page of leading men's magazine GQ in the February issue.

King Khan, as he is fondly known as, is seen sporting a disheveled, spiky look and holding a placard which states 'Where's The Love?' The actor talks about a wide variety of topics in this issue such as his equation with the Bachchans, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan to his oddest quirks. Speaking about quirks, SRK says, "I have a strange attachment to socks. They should feel right. I could be missing a flight, but if my socks are wrong, I have to take them off. I won't wear nylon socks with sneakers. The only time I get disturbed during shooting is over my socks. You can't give me brown socks. I hate different-coloured socks."�…

SRK comes clean on GQ Mag Cover

Jackie Chan might make his Bollywood debut with SRK's Ra1

If Shah Rukh has his way, Jackie might make B-Town debut in Ra1

Martial arts legend Jackie Chan will make his Bollywood debut with Shah Rukh's Ra1. Sources from Red Chillies reveal they are in talks with Chan for the superhero action film.

If Chan comes on board, expect to see major action scenes featuring him and SRK in the action-thriller directed by Anubhav Sinha.

Shah Rukh KhanJackie Chan
Hollywood crew
Ra1 will be based in Miami and Hollywood crew will being used for the film. Cinematography is by Ueli Steiger ("The Maiden Heist"), while David Benullo ("Shadow Man") is screenwriter. According to the buzz, Jackie will play the role of a scientist who helps Shah Rukh fight off the bad guys. A source says, "They are hoping Jackie agrees to be part of the film. The production house has sent him a detailed script with the action scenes and a brief synopsis of his character.

Best in the business
Shah Rukh's son Aryan is a huge fan of action movies and Ra1 is b…

‘Noor-e-khuda’ lost its originality in My Name is Khan

The sufi song 'Noor-e-khuda' from the film My Name is Khan is creating tremendous buzz and is topping the charts. But apparently, the song which is currently receiving tremendous appreciation on air waves was not what the lyricist Niranjan Iyengar had in mind.

Speaking on the improvisation of his original composition, Niranjan says, "The song which is currently being heard is not the original track, but that happens with most of the tracks," adding further, he says, "the original lyrics of the song were stressing a lot on the term Noor-e-khuda which were later scrapped and changed to 'Noor-e khuda …yun na humse nazre pihra.'   
Well as they say all's well that ends well, it seems 'Noor-e-khuda' from My Name Is Khan sung by the trio of Adnan Sami, Shankar Mahadevan and Shreya Ghoshal has shaped up perfectly well sans the rhetoric.
Source: http://www.planetradiocity.com/musicreporter/news.php?newscatid=1&newsid=1952

SRK: I don’t know how much I earn

He came, he mouthed dialogues from his super-hit films and he conquered. In his own signature style. And very few can say 'Kem cho Amdavad' with Shah Rukh Khan More Pics
so much of warmth. Well, when you are talking about superstar Shah Rukh Khan, everything has to be in perfect harmony.

And yes, he didn't forget to promote his friend Aamir Khan's 3 Idiots. "3 Idiots is a very nice film, I want each one of you to see it," says Shah Rukh who came to Ahmedabad after a decade. "I hardly get time to go on a holiday, I travel only while I am shooting. The city roads are very beautiful here. I have friends here whom I call Jaybhai and Juhiben," he laughs. And he loves his share of "khandvi, dhokla and theplas. I love Gujarati food."
Talking about his forthcoming film My Name Is Khan, SRK who was in town to inaugurate a miniplex in the city says, "It has got nothing to do with my real name. My last film was Billoo. It is the subject …

SRK's $300,000 wax figure to be unveiled in US

Bollywood's biggest star Shah Rukh Khan will be honoured in Hollywood later on Thursday when his wax likeness is unveiled at Los Angeles' new Madame Tussauds museum.The honour marks the 20th anniversary of his King of Bollywood title, which Shah Rukh was given at the beginning of his impressive film career, reports a website.Shah Rukh's wax work double cost $300,000 to make.Source: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/srks-300000-wax-figure-to-be-unveiled-in-us/109315-8.html

When Shahrukh caught in fan craze

Imagine unexpectedly meeting a hardcore admirer, who proposes you to marry there and then! Well, this is exactly what happened to our B-town's Baadshah recently, when he was in Ahmedabad, while promoting his film 'My Name Is Khan'. Shah Rukh Khan was at a promotional event in a five-star hotel, when the incident took place. A 20-yr old Tillana Desai, dressed as a bride, turned up from the crowd and insisted SRK to get married. And our King Of Hearts, in true hero style, accepted it right away! The girl said to have even brought a ring with her. What later followed was quite a filmy scene, they say…. SRK then went down on his knees and slipped the ring on her finger, saying that this is their rehearsal for the wedding. Oooo…. One can just imagine how ecstatic the gal would have been! Sources quoted her saying, "I will never remove the ring and I am glad that he accepted my love and admiration for him."Indeed our King Khan knows how to impress his female fans……
Sour…

Shah Rukh Khan Pose In $300,000 Wax

This mark of honour for Shah Rukh Khan will commence on thursday, where his fake in wax will be unveiled at Los Angeles' new Madame Tussauds museum. It is in mark honor of his 20th anniversary of holding his title of Khan in Bollywood that he continued from the start of his career with impressive impact on screen.

The waxwork of Shah Rukh Khan is a precious piece, which had costed a fair amount of $300,000 to make it.

Source: http://www.india-server.com/news/shah-rukh-khan-pose-in-300000-wax-20089.html

Attack of the bridezilla

Shah Rukh Khan went down on his knees and proposed to a girl dressed up as a bride at an event at Ahmedabad yesterday. Obviously, the girl does not plan to ever remove the ring
Shah Rukh Khan got married again yesterday at a five-star hotel in Ahmedabad to 20-year-old Tillana Desai. Wait, don't jump to conclusions, it was a mock wedding that SRK impulsively thought up to pacify the girl who is in love with him. SRK was promoting his film My Name is Khan and didn't think he'd run into a girl, dressed up as a bride, who also wanted her name to be Khan!

Our source said, "At his film's event, SRK had to meet people with unusual love stories. Among the crowd, was 20-year-old Tillana Desai, who had come dressed in full bridal finery. When SRK asked her about her love story, she said she had been in love with a guy since she was seven but can't marry him as he is already married.

When SRK asked her who the guy was, he was surprised to know that he was the man in questio…

Shahrukh Khan: Ahmedabad Aroma!

Actor Shahrukh Khan had a taste of Gujarat as he had gone to the city of Ahmedabad for the promotion of his film 'My Name Is Khan'. The crowd went crazy on seeing him and amongst loud cheers he jigged and danced to numbers from his films. There was a contest held for choosing his die hard fan and there was one fan who even went to propose to Shahrukh to marry her.The Baadshah was very cool and relaxed and he jokingly remarked that he could keep a couple of wives if he so desired. Then he very chivalrously bent on his knees and gifted the fan a ring. Such is the charm of King Khan that even the organizers were much impressed. SRK was thoroughly enjoying himself as he sang and danced with much enthusiasm.Ahmedabad is a city with a mixed aroma of the yesteryears and modern day high definition life. This flavor was enjoyed by Shahrukh and as he promoted his film in a novel way by buying the first ticket to a Cineplex which had subsidized rates as a bait for the audiences. There ar…

Shahrukh opens India’s first Miniplex

Ahmedabad will now on have a new landmark….K Sera Sera, pioneers in the area of film production and distribution, have launched India's first Miniplex Theatre in Ahmedabad at Gallops Mall, Ground Level. The Miniplex was inaugurated at the hands of our very own King Khan, Badshah of Bollywood and the superstar Shah Rukh Khan. With his unquestioned charm and popularity, the event rocked the citizens of Ahmadabad.On this occasion, Shah Rukh Khan said, "I am honored to inaugurate the first miniplex which is going to revolutionize and usher in change in the entertainment industry of India. K Sera Sera's Miniplex experience with its superior quality can be enjoyed by people across the country at less than half the rate. This will definitely encourage the viewers to go to the theatres and hence avoid piracy." This new Miniplex is a step towards the reinforcement of K Sera Sera to encourage and enhance cinema viewing and provide the best of Indian and International Cinema to …

Playing Rizwan in 'My name is Khan' was a challenge: SRK

Bollywood super star Shah Rukh Khan on Wednesday said enacting the character of an autistic person in 'My Name is Khan' was a challenge for him. "I think it is a very new and difficult concept. I play Rizwan Khan, a person suffering from autism. I prepared well for the role. I hope I have done well." "Of course, I have taken some cinematic liberties with it," he added. The 44-year-old actor said when he, Karan (Johar) and Kajol come together they think about what new could be done, and that is how 'My Name Is Khan' has evolved. The film, which will see the return of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol after a gap of eight years, will release on February 12. He also thanked the people of the country for loving him and his work for so many years. Khan, who is also owner the team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) of the Indian Premier League, skirted question on why Pakistani cricketers were not selected during the auction held last week. Source: http://www.indianexpre…

SRK is a bookworm

Aamir Khan is not the only Bollywood superstar who goes home and picks up a book instead of the television remote. Shah Rukh Khan is also a voracious reader.

King Khan truly believes that if you want to be a good actor, you have got to be a keen reader. For his latest film My Name is Khan in which his character has Asperger's syndrome and also shades of autism, SRK read several books on the subjects to keep himself updated. The Bollywood Badshah also confesses that he often finds himself reading several books at a time. "I read everything from news magazines to kids books, even graphic novels," says he.

And he also enjoys telling his children, Aryan and Suhana stories of Akbar and Birbal. "I'm a huge Birbal fan," confesses SRK. "Some ill-informed sorts have reduced the far-thinking Birbal to some kind of court jester in Emperor Akbar's court. The fact of the matter is that Birbal is actually one of the sharpest minds in history."
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'Bollywood can help save environment in the Alps'

The Alps needs people's awareness to save itself, and Bollywood -- which shoots 15-20 films on an average in Europe's major mountain range average year -- can help in a big way, says the head of the organisation tasked with preserving its ecosystem. He hopes Shah Rukh Khan will personally deliver a message on Alpine conservation.

The Alps had clear climate-mitigation policies but needed the awareness of the people for halting environmental degradation, Alpine Convention Secretary General Marco Onida told a gathering of 150 international environmental journalists here.

'There is a clear division between civil and political society,' said the head of the Austria-based organisation that implements the international agreement on protection and sustainable development of the Alpine region. 'People's awareness on the fragility of the Alps is very low.'

The resultant overuse of water and other resources is placing a huge strain on the Alpine ecosystem, which can b…

Don 2 to take off mid year

The film will star Shah Rukh Khan in lead and talks are now on for the leading lady.

"Right now the leads have been narrowed down to actresses – Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra. Priyanka has let Shah Rukh know that she has dates for him. In fact, she has made sure that the second half of this year is available for Don 2, if she is signed on," says a source, "But Farhan is quite keen to have Deepika in the film too."

Farhan and his partner Ritesh Sidhwani have been traveling non-stop of late to finalise on the location as well.

"Farhan is traveling to Philippines this week to finalise the exact places where he will be shooting Don 2. Dublin is another city where large portions of the film will be shot. The shoot for Don 2 starts will start some time in early October and will be done in one stretch. So, by January 2011, filming will be complete," adds our source.

"Shah Rukh was very keen to begin work on Don 2. And that's why he kept most of t…

Shahrukh Khan buys first ticket of Ahmedabad Miniplex

Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan today bought first ticket of K Sera Sera's Miniplex and opened this new venture at S.G.Highway based Gallops mall.
The central Air condition system was off, hand-to-hand scuffle happened between a lensman and bouncers, echo of public address system was so much that entire speech of Shahrukh was literally inaudible, adding to this the mixture of press and non-press persons inside the cramp porch of the mall made Shahrukh's appearance and media interaction chaotic.
Shahrukh was dressed in black suit, dark blue shinning shirt(two buttons open), a black blazer and dark goggles.
He said his forthcoming film is not about terrorism but it's a love story with drametic background. He also said that his original surname and film's title 'My Name is Khan' is just coincidence. "If there was any other star in this film, the film's name would still remain same," Shahrukh said.
When asked whether he had any plan to meet Gujarat Chief Mi…

ShahRukh Khan Multicity Promotion for MNIK

ShahRukh Khan on his way to the Multicity Promotion for My Name is Khan, KHAN KA SALAAM, PYAAR KE NAAM officially organised by Dharma Productions, Shah Rukh Khan will travel across 4 cities - Delhi, Ahemdabad, Lucknow and Indore to meet people with extraordinary love stories,  ShahRukh Khan Arrived at Taj Gateway, Ahmedabad with his MNIK Official Team to promoting in a way big way, Fans get a chance to meet and greet the King Khan  at the Promotional Event,  This Promotional Event will happen across indian cities and overseas till the Feb 20th of this month, ShahRukh Khan Keeps updating his fans (Knightwriter) followers about his next promotional activities, so guys keep your eyes wide open on SRK tweets and catch SRK and his MNIK Team in your city. This seems a big answer to Actor Aamir Khan who was promoting 3 idiots across cities which was not much appreciated.
SRK promotion schedule27th- Ahmedabad
28th- Mumbai
29- Indore
30- Mumbai
31st- Interviews
1st,2nd, 3rd,4th,5th- overseas
6th- Int…

Shah Rukh Khan to guest on Jonathan Ross show

Bollywood star, Shah Rukh Khan has managed to land an appearance on mainstream chatshow, 'Friday Night With Jonathan Ross'.He will appear on the BBC One show a week prior to the release of his blockbuster movie, 'My Name Is Khan'. It will be the first time a Bollywood personality will be seen on the show talking openly about the release of his upcoming movie release. Previously, Shilpa Shetty was seen on the show after her 'Celebrity Big Brother' win.TV presenter Lorraine Kelly has also been confirmed as a guest of the same show.The episode will air on Friday 5th February at 22:35 on BBC One.Incidentally, the BBC Asian Network announced yesterday that it was holding a day dedicated to the superstar on the same day the Jonathan Ross episode is aired.Source: http://media247.co.uk/bizasia/newsarchive/2010/01/shah_rukh_khan_5.php
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Enchanting Philippines To Be The Venue For SRK´s ´Don´ Sequel!

Farhan Akhtar and his partner, Ritesh Sidhwani, are all set to proceed with the sequel of their highly successful, 'Don-The Chase Begins Again'. In fact, Ritesh and Farhan are all ready to get into the pre-production of the ambitious follow-up film. For a start Farhan Akhtar and producer Ritesh Sidh­wani will leave shortly for Philip­pines to scout locations for the 'Don' sequel or whatever they decide to call the film. They will be accompanied by director of photography, Jason West.As may be recalled 'Don-The Chase Begins Again'' was also shot extensively in the South East Asia, Malaysia to be precise and was released on Diwali 2006. While still on the 'Don' sequel, the leading lady opposite Shah Rukh Khan is still to be finalised, but is likely to be a top startlet, who will act for the first time with King Khan!

http://www.planetbollywood.com/displayArticle.php?id=n012610101855





SRK's builds a state-of-the-art mini theatre at Mannat

The next time Shah Rukh Khan is in the mood to watch a movie, he won't have to step out of his house. The actor has built a state-of-the-art mini theatre on the premises of Mannat.

The select few who have seen the 45-seat theatre -- the latest addition to his palatial house -- can't stop raving about the sound system and the plush interiors.

King Khan's idea
A source close to the actor reveals, "The theatre was SRK's idea and Gauri took special interest in making it a reality. The seats recline back with the press of a button and are super-comfortable. There's also a popcorn  machine that serves fresh refreshments."

Shah Rukh plans to have a trial for My Name is Khan in theatres early next month. Also his kids Aryaan and Suhana have been watching action and animation films in the theatre. "He built it for the kids. They love watching movies. Whenever he has time off, they head to the theatre and watch a movie. Since his next Ra1 is a SFX-laden film, he…

Centuryply inks associative marketing alliance with My Name Is Khan

MUMBAI: Centuryply has inked an associative marketing alliance with Dharma Production and Red Chillies for My Name Is Khan.The movie stars Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in the lead roles. The film is about Rizvan Khan, who suffers from Asperger's.The brand will be releasing a co-branded television commercial with the tag line Sab Sahe, Mast Rahe as a part of this alliance.Centuryply vice president marketing Abhra Banerjee said, "The undying spirit of Mr. Khan in this movie is what appeals the most and has a strong resemblance with our brand Centuryply. The brand Centuryply demonstrates the statement, Never Say Die, in its mannerism and this is the spirit that the team lives by. This is the second time that we are associating with SRK and hope to keep this association in future as well."The film is slated to release on 12 February.Source: http://businessofcinema.com/news.php?newsid=15332
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Shahrukh Khan to launch K Sera Sera’s new Miniplex in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad will get one more multiplex. Coming up in S.G.Highway's Gallops mall, this new multiplex will be inaugurated by none other but Shahrukh Khan on 27th January.According to CEO of K Sera Sera, Sanjay Gupta, "Our two-screen miniplex will screen digitized version of films in a high-tech way relayed from Mumbai based control room through satellite beam via servers that would receive the transmission. The new technology at Ahmedabad multiplex is being introduced for the first time in India. Thanks to this technology, the movie goers will enjoy a high-definition picture quality close to 2K resolution on 1,920 x 1,080 – screen similar to that of a Blue Ray DVD. This technology, common in the US and some other countries will cut down distribution costs."Source: http://deshgujarat.com/2010/01/26/shahrukh-khan-to-launch-k-sera-seras-new-multiplex-in-ahmedabad/
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IPL's Pak boycott humiliating: Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan, the owner of Kolkata Knight Riders, has re-ignited the controversy over the IPL auction, saying it was "humiliating" to see none of the Pakistani players being picked up and the issue could have been handled better. His sentiment was backed by the Rajasthan Royals coach, Darren Berry, indicating the uproar over the boycott has set IPL teams introspecting.

"I think it's actually humiliating to me as a KKR owner that this has happened," said SRK. "We are known to invite everyone, and we should have. If there were issues, they should have been put out earlier so that things could happen respectfully."

SRK said he and KKR captain Sourav Ganguly wanted to pick all-rounder Abdul Razzaq. But "I'm not going to be the one who is opposite from what everyone else is saying," he told NDTV, indicating there was a consensus among franchisees to stay away from Pakistan players.

After SRK expressed dismay at IPL franchises opting t…

My next film is 'My Name is Chand': SRK

Shah Rukh Khan reacts to a crater on the moon being named after him... He tells us, "It's absolutely thrilling and humbling at the same time. I came in Mumbai with stars in my eyes and Allah has granted me all and more. I am so happy that through the opportunity given to me by my fans...audience and the media platforms that I work with... I am in a small way doing good service for my country. The fact that my name is chosen is because the world is looking at India and I happen to be a part of this wonderful land of opportunity. So thanks to all those who suggested my name and everyone who has made films with me. My kids are very excited and I know my parents would have been very proud. I'm already telling Karan to launch the next film called My Name Is Chand."

Among others receiving the rare tribute of having a lunar crater named after them in the past century are Leonardo da Vinci, Christopher Columbus, Sir Isaac Newton, Julius Caesar and Jules Verne. The Internat…

SRK takes on IPL teams over Pak players' issue

Indian Premier League (IPL) team owners have so far denied in one voice that they deliberately did not bid for Pakistani players during the auction in Mumbai on January 19.Now a prominent member has broken rank and voiced his opposition to how the entire matter was handelled.Kolkata Knight Riders owner Shah Rukh Khan has admitted that the entire matter left a sour taste in the mouth.Shah Rukh Khan's team had the maverick Pakistani paceman Shoaib Akhtar in its ranks during the inaugural edition of the Twenty20 tournament in 2008.Two years later, while SRK gave the player auction a miss, his fellow franchisee owners decided to give up on the chance to buy Pakistanis at all and since then they have been defending their decision.But now King Khan has chosen not to toe the line."They are the champions, they are wonderful but somewhere down the line there is an issue and we can't deny it. We are known to invite everyone. We should have. If there were any issues, they should hav…

Moon Crater named Shah Rukh Khan

Fans go Over the MoonBollywood badshah Shahrukh Khan isn't just a star on earth, he is now a part of a star up in space. In a first for a film star, a New York-based organization called the International Lunar Geographic Society have gone ahead and named a lunar crater 'Shahrukh Khan'.'Crater SR Khan' is located in the moon's Sea of Tranquillity and is the largest of the four Arago craters, positioned directly South of the main crater. The name was approved by the all powerful International Astronomical Union which handles the nomenclature of all lunar craters. According to the International Lunar Geographic Society, "the crater has been given the honorary designation as the Crater S R Khan on the occasion of Mr Khan's 44th birthday." The society says that there were a large number of petitions in favor of Shahrukh Khan from his die hard fans across the globe, and that they were more than happy to name the crater after the star.Some of the fans ar…

Bollywood producer is returning to Miami for encore

MIAMI — Bollywood plans a Miami encore this spring.Bollywood producer Prashant Shah has a $3 million budget for shooting in Miami.Less than a year after two of India's favorite actors decamped for Miami to film a romantic comedy, Bollywood mega-star Shahrukh Khan is preparing to make the same trip to shoot one of his country's first big-budget superhero movies.Ra.One promises to bring imaginary mayhem to South Florida as Khan's character, a Miami software engineer, accidentally gives life to a video game villain. And while the movie's announced $3 million local budget is modest by Hollywood standards, local production officials see Bollywood's return to Miami as a milestone.Just nine months ago, production officials were touting Miami's first major Bollywood movie: Dostana, a comedy starring Abhishek Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra that went on to blockbuster status in India.And though Ra.One won't start shooting until February at the earliest, another Indian …

Pak players should have been picked up for IPL-3: SRK

NEW DELHI: As a perceived snub to Pakistani players by the Indian Premier League spark a spat between the neighbouring countries, Bollywood



superstar Shah Rukh Khan, an IPL franchisee himself, believes they should have been picked.

"I truly believe they (Pakistan players) should have been chosen," Khan, co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), said.

Khan, however, said that since "some issues" were involved the matter could have been handled by the IPL "respectfully".

No Pakistani player was bought by the eight Indian clubs during an auction on Tuesday for the third edition of the glitzy IPL despite the Pakistan team being the reigning world champions in the Twenty20 format of the cricket tournament.

Rooting for the Pakistani players, Khan said they are the best T20 players in the world. "They are the champions, they are wonderful but somewhere down the line there is an issue and we can't deny it," he told a news channel.

Khan sai…

3 Idiots success doesn't affect MNIK distributors

The unprecedented success of Aamir Khan starrer "3 Idiots" has set a tough challenge for new releases by grossing Rs.315 crore in just 19 days. But bosses of Fox STAR studios, distributors of Shah Rukh Khan's forthcoming film "My Name Is Khan", are undeterred and hope to hit the bull's eye with the movie.

"We've always been hugely excited about 'My Name Is Khan' and we remain excited. It is fair to say that '3 Idiots' has had great success but as far as 'My Name...' is concerned, we believe that it's a film to cut across all demographics," Vijay Singh, CEO of Fox Star said.

"It has a wide appeal. It also has a very strong talent base which is coming together after eight years. It's a very powerful, emotionally engaging film," he added. Directed by Karan Johar, "My Name is Khan" features Shah Rukh as an unconventional hero Rizvan Khan, who embarks on a journey across America to win back t…

'Sajdaa' is Perfect: Richa

Not every singer can be heard on scores of albums every year, but frequency is not an apt parameter to gauge talent either. Richa Sharma made every one sit up and take note of her powerful vocals with 'Ni Main Samajh Gai' (Taal).

Though appreciation has always come her way, her unconventional voice is not the kind that can be featured for every other movie. Yet, every time she lends her voice to a song, success is guaranteed. 'Show Me Jalwa' (Aaja Nachle), 'Daras Bina Nahin Chain' (Saawariya) and 'Jag Soona Soona Laage' (Om Shanti Om) are just a few examples that stand testimony to her singing prowess.

However, her rendition of 'Sajdaa' (My Name Is Khan) has put her into a different league altogether. The song is creating waves for various – and the right – reasons: Shot beautifully on SRK and Kajol, the Sufi number has been composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and has near perfect vocals by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Richa.

We spoke to Richa about he…