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Shah Rukh, Kareena rule popularity charts

Bollywood stars Shah Rukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor left behind a brigade of other celebrities in popularity to top the Bollywood Barometer ranked by eBay India.

The Bollywood Barometer judges on the basis of number of celebrity products available for sale on eBay India.

Shah Rukh tops amongst the actors, followed by Akshay Kumar and John Abraham. Kareena tops amongst the actresses, followed by Rani Mukherjee and Aishwarya Rai, according to a statement.

The barometer chose the top 10 actors and actresses from the celebrity-related merchandise of around 50 Bollywood stars.

The range of products listed to judge included movie memorabilia like film magazine covers, DVDs, posters, press booklets, lobby cards, movies and books.

Shilpa Shetty and Abhishek Bachchan's popularity seems to be low as they were on the 10th position

Shahrukh’s Surprise for Mexican Mori

Mexican Barbara, who arrived in Mumbai before 10 days for promotion of 'Kites' movie and staying in Juhu with her bro Kintaro Mori, had a surprise party given in her honor by Shah Rukh last Sunday.The Roshans have been more than hospitable to their movie's leading female in Mumbai and have taken her on shopping extravaganza and dinners. Barbara said "They are some of the best people I have met". She added "Sussanne wanted me to meet her close friend Gauri."When Barbara went to SRK residence, she found the duo watching the IPL final with actor Arjun Rampal, Mehr Jessia, Chunky and Bhavna Pandey, Sanjay, Maheep Kapoor, Neelam Kothari and Kajal Anand."I don't follow cricket, so initially I was getting bored. But everyone was enjoying themselves. After the match, we really partied hard. Shah Rukh and Gauri are very nice. I met many other people, some of whom are actors, it was nice of them to welcome me to Mumbai."
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Shahrukh, Kareena top eBay Bollywood Barometer

The webspace has become the latest hangout for the hip and happening. One of the leading online retail portals eBay announced the results of the latest edition of the eBay Bollywood Barometer. For the unknown, the eBay Bollywood Barometer gauges celebrity popularity on the basis of the number of celebrity related products available for sale on eBay India.

Shahrukh Khan tops the eBay Bollywood Barometer amongst the actors followed closely by Akshay Kumar and John Abraham. On the other hand, among the actresses, Kareena Kapoor tops the eBay Bollywood Barometer followed by Rani Mukherjee and Aishwarya Bachchan. The eBay Bollywood Barometer chooses the Top 10 actors & actresses from the celebrity related merchandise of around 50 Bollywood stars.

Deepa Thomas, Senior Manager-Pop Culture, eBay India, says, "The eBay Bollywood Barometer provides a fun way to track celebrity popularity & saleability. eBay India's entrepreneurial sellers have listed celebrity related products in…

SRK down with fever, taking shots

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is down with fever and cold. The actor-producer, who is not shooting for his home production Ra.One but handling the production activities, however, did not lose his sense of humour despite being numb with cold.He wrote on his Twitter account from the film sets, "strange v call cold a cold, while the body is warm".
Explaining his condition, he wrote, "words are floating and melting as i touch them with the heat & cold."He wrote: "have to stop. writing feverishly.must be getting delirious.doc waiting with injection. must take a shot as i have a shoot tom. love u all."
SRK informed that his new film, which also stars Kareena Kapoorand Arjun Rampal, will take some time a bit to hit the screens."Visual effects take very long in post production," Shah Rukh wrote.(With inputs from PTI)Source:

add add * I will remain Shah Rukh's friend till I die: Farah Khan

Farah Khan had surprised many by casting Akshay Kumar in 'Tees Maar Khan' instead of favourite Shah Rukh Khan but the director says contrary to rumours her friendship with King Khan continues to be strong.

"So many things have been written since Akshay's name was announced. People do enjoy such things. I guess it is more entertaining. But there is nothing wrong with our friendship.

I will remain Shah Rukh's friend till I die and I hope this is the case with him as well," Farah told PTI in an interview.

The choreographer-turned-director, who returns behind the camera after a gap of almost three years for 'Tees Maar Khan', says she could not wait for a year to start the movie with Shah Rukh being busy with home production 'Ra.One'.

"We had this amazing script. We could not wait for a year.


Shahrukh Khan on Ra.1: SRK throws light into forthcoming venture Ra.One

Shahrukh Khan on Ra.1: SRK throws light into forthcoming venture Ra.One. King Khan has busied himself in his home production Ra.One Besides shooting he is also working in production as his friend and Red Chillies CEO Bobby Chawla has hospitalized after suffering from brain hemorrhage.           
On 4th April, Bobby Chawla was admitted to the suburban hospital, when his condition becomes critical.

According the source "SRK is mainly taking care of our four jobs. Calling up every actor of Ra.One and coordinating their dates, discussing their remuneration, making sure that they get their payments on time and talking to technicians (including those coming from abroad) for every single production detail including the special effects involved in the film".

His upcoming release tittle is similar to Abhi- Ash starrer Raavan but both are different, khan acts a super hero in film.SRK says Ra.ONE means Randon Access Version One will understand when you see this film. Ra.One site will be…

SRK actor of the decade: Poll

Bollywood actors Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif may be tight-lipped about their relationship status, but they have been voted the hottest couple of the decade in a poll by MSN India that also declared superstar Shah Rukh Khan the actor of the decade.

The two have beaten the likes of Abhishek Bachchan-Aishwarya Rai, Bipasha Basu-John Abraham and Saif Ali Khan-Kareena Kapoor.

MSN India had conducted an online poll and invited its readers to vote for their favourite Bollywood actors under various categories as part of their Decade Special for Bollywood.

Of the 38,648 readers who responded for 'Hottest couple of the Decade' category, 36 percent opined that Salman and Katrina made for a greater couple than Abhishek-Aishwarya who got 27 percent votes, followed by Bipasha and John with 13 percent votes while Kareena and Saif got only six percent votes.

Katrina also topped the 'Hottest Body of the Decade' poll with 33 percent votes and proved that her curves are more attractive than…

‘Ra.1 means Random Access Version One’- Shah Rukh Khan

Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan who has always seen in cool and calm characters in his films will now be seen flying as a super hero. SRK's home production Ra.1 that talks about gizmos and gadgets has always been guessed for its title's meaning.Finally it has been revealed by the actor himself that the title Ra.1 is the acronym for 'Random Access-Version One'. SRK tweeted on his blog, "Ra.1 means random access version one, will understand when u see the film. Ra.1 site will be up soon/have no film with Kajol or Yashji right now/don't dance too well, I just try hard/I am the hero in Ra.1."While his friend and CEO of Red Chillies Entertainment- Bobby Chawla is still hospitalized, SRK needs to manage acting as well as production work. SRK further tweets, "Yes…wish Bobby my friend gets well sooner than soon. He is still in the hospital & the film is so difficult in terms of production." Shah Rukh has dedicated this film to his lovely children who …

Shah Rukh rescues Ra.One

With Bobby Chawla's illness disrupting shooting, he takes over all the grunt work to ensure shooting continues and one else is overburdened

Shah Rukh Khan is definitely missing his friend Bobby Chawla, but he is doing all he can to ensure Bobby's illness does not burden the rest of Ra.One's team. Instead of thrusting Bobby's duties on someone else from his team, Shah Rukh has now decided to take on the majority share of Bobby's duties, with director Anubhav Sinha helping out whenever he can. He has taken up the active duties of producer, even calling up the other actors and coordinating their dates, making sure their fee reaches them as decided, discussing the necessary details with the foreign and Indian technicians and then doing his scenes too.Shah Rukh's friend and Juhi's brother Bobby Chawla, who is the CEO of Red Chillies Entertainment, was supposed to handle the duties of the producer. That way, Shah Rukh had to only concentrate on his acting. But unf…

Shah Rukh Khan On Painkillers; Wants To Give Up Smoking

Shah Rukh Khan, who plays a superhero in his upcoming film Ra.One (First Look), is nursing an injured knee and on painkillers. The actor wrote on his Twitter micro-blog on April 29, "Very tired and in pain. Have to get up and do some solid physio… work out. Painkillers are making me sleepy."SRK even candidly admitted to his smoking habit, "Started to smoke when I was 27 (years old). Yes, want to give up smoking, but then we don't always get what we want. Ha ha!"The Bollywood superstar also revealed the meaning of his film's title, "Ra. One is Random Access Version One, (you) will understand when you see the film." SRK's character in the film is called G.One.Source:

SRK, Akshay might act together

Bollywood presenter-turned-director Sajid Khan doesn't deny his dream project is to get Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar together in the lead for a film but only when he has the right script.

"The day I have a script that can carry both Akshay Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan (in the lead), I'll come out with it. Both are superstars and who wouldn't like to work with both of them in their film," said Sajid.

"I adore Shah Rukh as a fan and Akshay is my brother. But it will take a lot of time as I will write my next script in six months and then approach them... so it's a lengthy process as of now," he added.

Akshay also said the same.

"These things take time. He will first write the script that will take time and then approach us and then we'll give out the dates. So it's at least more than a year-and-half away even if everything falls in place," said the actor.

Shah Rukh and Akshay have been seen earlier in Dil Toh Pagal Hai and Heyy Babyy but n…

SRK's (Ra.)One man army

The past few days have made it amply evident that Shah Rukh Khan believes that the show must go on.

Despite being very upset after his close associate, Red Chillies CEO Bobby Chawla (Juhi Chawla's brother), was admitted to a suburban hospital on April 4 after suffering a brain hemorrhage, SRK has decided to take care of every little thing in his production house.

Since Bobby Chawla's hospitalisation has thrown the entire shooting schedule of Ra.One in a complete mess, Shah Rukh has decided to lead from the front to ensure that everything is quickly put back on track.

"A few of Bobby Chawla's duties have been taken up by Ra.One director Anubhav Sinha too, but it is Shah Rukh who is now holding the reins of Ra.One," says a source close to the film.

Commenting on what exactly Shah Rukh is doing to get things back on track, the source says that Shah Rukh has taken up all duties which were earlier being handled by Bobby Chawla.

"SRK is mainly taking ca…

KJo's next to be a comedy?

for a man who attempted to make a different film with My Name Is Khan, Karan Johar is contemplating a light subject next. His next directorial venture will be a far cry from the heavy-duty My Name Is Khan. Karan has left for New York to mull over it.

A source says, "Karan will use some time in the US to start writing this film." And of course, his best friend Shah Rukh Khan will be a part of it. Confirming that, Karan says, "I will never make a film without Shah Rukh. He is the most important part of my life." Talking about his next film, Karan said, "I have had enough of heavy-duty filmmaking for now. I want to make a fresh, funny film. In fact, I am feeling very light-hearted these days."

Is he going back to his original forte, films like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham or Kal Ho Naa Ho? "Not really. It's time to move on. I am not a person who looks back. Those films happened many years ago," he quipped. Karan also said that he is ve…

Shah Rukh overburdened

The past few days have made it amply evident that Shah Rukh Khan believes that the show must go on. Despite being very upset after his close associate, Red Chillies CEO Bobby Chawla (Juhi Chawla's brother), was admitted to a suburban hospital on April 4 after suffering a brain hemorrhage, SRK has decided to take care of every little thing in his production house.

Since Bobby Chawla's hospitalisation has thrown the entire shooting schedule of Ra.One in a complete mess, Shah Rukh has decided to lead from the front to ensure that everything is quickly put back on track.

"A few of Bobby Chawla's duties have been taken up by Ra.One director Anubhav Sinha too, but it is Shah Rukh who is now holding the reins of Ra.One," says a source close to the film.

Commenting on what exactly Shah Rukh is doing to get things back on track, the source says that Shah Rukh has taken up all duties which were earlier being handled by Bobby Chawla.

"SRK is mainly taking ca…

SRK explains meaning of the title Ra.One

This year is likely to see the release of two big films with similar sounding titles. Yes...we are indeed referring to Mani Ratnam's Raavan and Shah Rukh Khan's home production Ra.One. However, the two similar sounding films are as different as chalk and cheese when it comes to their plotlines. While Mani's Abhi-Ash starrer is a modern-day adaptation of the mythological epic Ramayan, SRK's flick is a highly stylized film with a lot of gizmos and gadgets.

Coming to Ra.One, while it is known that SRK plays a super-hero kind of character in the film, what is not known is the fact that the title Ra.One is the acronym for 'Random Access-Version One'. This fact has been confirmed by the Superstar himself on Twitter. Says SRK, "Ra.One means Random Access- Version One, u will understand when u see the film. The Superhero is called G.One. Ra.One site will be up soon."

Meanwhile with his close friend and CEO of Red Chillies Entertainment- Bobby Chawla still a…

SRK's been busy with flying jumps

But now he's back from the 'Ra.One' shoot to do some 'earthly chores'

Shah Rukh Khan's been quite on the Twitter from these past few days. Ever since he tweeted about the IPL controversy being fast and furious like T20 we haven't heard much from SRK. But now he's back and telling us what he's been doing. And it sounds like he was on an adventure.

"Sorry been out of touch...kinda hard typing when hanging 40 feet in the air. finally over...nice to have my feet back on the ground."

40 feet in the air? We're thinking this was one of those superhero stunts for 'Ra.One'. And by the way, the picture you see here is the first look from the film, posted by SRK himself.

Shah Rukh added later, "Why all this...the jumps..the flying...the risks. is it to prove do it cos i believe i can fly. u all made me believe it so."

But the star was truly back on the ground when he posted this, "have to rush…

Karan wants to revisit the KKHH days

It seems KJO urf Karan Johar has had enough of those heavy duty social films. Though his MNIK has turned out to be the biggest Bollywood hit in overseas, the director now wants to make something cool, refreshing and funny.Hmmmmm that sounds like Karan is all set to revisit his KKHH days. When asked who will be the actor, pat came the reply, "I cannot imagine a film without SRK, he is the best."We all know that Karan and SRK probably has his biggest admirer in Karan. It's not clear when will Karan announce his next bubble gum romancer but the animated version of 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' titled 'Koochie Koochie Hota Hai' release is on cards.Source:

Shah Rukh Khan is the most important part of my life: Karan Johar

Karan Johar's great admiration for Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is well known. The director just can't do away with him. KJo has been so vocal about his admiration for SRK that insiders sense something more in their relationship than normal friendship. Recently, while talking about his new film to a news daily, the director went a little overboard when he was asked about the leading man in his next film, "I will never make a film without Shah Rukh. He is the most important part of my life."

Talking about his next film, Karan said, "I have had enough of heavy-duty filmmaking for now. I want to make a fresh, funny film. In fact, I am feeling very light-hearted these days." The director also said that he is undecided about the heroine of his next project.

"I don't know when it will be ready. It could be six months or even a couple of years. I'll come back and decide," Karan added.

Karan also stated that he is happy with the way his film &#…

SRK prefers to get cozy

We have seen him in romantic, action and comic roles but with 'Ra.One' it's for the first time that he is going to get into a superhero's garb. Shah Rukh who was completely kicked about his first superhero film, isn't finding shooting for the same easy or interesting.

After a killing back pain and a shoulder surgery, SRK is now down with knee pain, thanks to his dangerous stunts in 'Ra.One'. It is believed that Shah Rukh's Kolkata Knight Riders' physiotherapist Andrew Leipus has been treating his knee.

Needless to say, his health problems don't admit an adrenaline rush into our 45 years old hero. Speaking about his action scenes woes Shah Rukh quipped, "Every part of my anatomy hurts. Action does speak much louder than words and it says Ouch and Ooh."

He further explains that being a superhero onscreen is equally difficult off-screen. "I may soon lose my job as a lover if fighting comes into vogue. Somebody stop it and st…

SRK walked out of IPL Awards function due to Yuvraj’s joke?

Shah Rukh Khan, who attended the IPL Awards ceremony last Friday after much cajoling from the organizers and sponsors, reportedly walked out of the event before the final act because cricketer Yuvraj Singh's joke onstage offended him. According to a source familiar with the incident, "SRK teased Yuvi about his female fan following and said they only stuck to him because of his Casanova image." "Yuvi retaliated by saying that women ran after him (and not Khan) because he was stuck to Karan. There was a hush in the audience at this comment but Shahrukh being a good sport, handled the situation well. But he made his displeasure known backstage and staged a walkout," added the source.The final act at the event required all the IPL team owners to be present on the stage with their respective teams but SRK was nowhere to be found.SRK left early because of work commitments?
However, when SRK was contacted and asked about the reason for his early visit, the star maintai…

Shah Rukh Khan's wax replica in Hong Kong!

Shah Rukh Khan, or rather his wax likeness, is making a special appearance at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, while Khan himself is on location filming his latest movie Ra.One.

On loan for three months from London [ Images ], Shah Rukh's [ Images ] wax replica will take his place alongside other movie stars such as Jackie Chan [ Images ], Harrison Ford [ Images ] and Johnny Depp [ Images ].

"Following the success of displaying Amitabh Bachchan's [ Images ] wax figure at the attraction last year, we anticipate that Khan will be as popular with the Indian community in Hong Kong and guests visiting from abroad," Bret Pidgeon, General Manager of Madame Tussauds Hong Kong and Shanghai said.

Shah Rukh's wax figure will be on display at the World Premiere section at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong until July 21.


SRK bats for Modi on Twitter

Shah Rukh Khan is back with a bang on Twitter after a hiatus, having finally broken his silence on the Indian Premier League ( IPL) drama. SRK tweeted his support for beleaguered IPL commissioner Lalit Modi.  Fast, furious and too much noise. like the T20 itself. hope it gets resolved as fast too for our friend lalit and franchisees(sic)," SRK said on Twitter. The actor also talked about his upcoming superhero flick, RA.One, on his Twitter profile. Shah Rukh claimed to have done some "serious action" in the film. He jokingly said: "Every part of my anatomy hurts. Actions do speak much louder than words and they says (sic) OUCH and OOH." People have also been pestering him on Twitter to post some pictures of the Anubhav Sinha film, and he finally gave in, uploading one image from the movie."Director only allowed this picture from RA.One," he tweeted.Isn't it funny to know that one of the biggest stars in the world still obeys his director's c…

Ra.One - First Look

Shahrukh Khan turns a superhero for his home production Ra.One. A sci-fi, action-packed thriller, the movie stars Arjun Rampal as SRK's nemesis. Kareena Kapoor plays King Khan's ladylove.

Presently shooting the action sequences for the film, SRK has been dangling from cables, jumping from dizzy heights and pushing his physical limits.

"Every part of my anatomy hurts...action does speak much louder than words...& it says OUCH & OOH," SRK tweeted after a day's shoot recently.

Describing the experience of shooting the risky action sequences, he wrote: "Hanging on cables...bruises..heat..dust...sweaty ppl (people) all around...i love the glamourous world of films."

SRK posted the first image from the movie on his twitter account. Here's the First Look of Ra.One.


SRK's quick script change

The teleprompter showed what Shah Rukh Khan was supposed to say next — "Picture abhi baki hai mere dost, abhi Lalit aur BCCI ke beech ek friendly match bacha hai."

But SRK, known for changing the script to match the mood, gave these lines a miss at the IPL awards night on Friday. Wisely. And that is how the tone for the big night of IPL Season III was set.

What started with a blitzkrieg, marking the marriage of cricket with glamour, tapered to a finish that's bound to keep tongues wagging long after the controversy dies down.

At the IPL awards night, which, in the past seasons, has been marked by the presence of the creme de la creme of the sports and entertainment world, it was time for reading between the lines, decoding body language, looking for the tiny snickers and keeping a ear cocked for the explosive silences.

Missing in action were Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni and Mukesh Ambani. Mukesh's wife Nita, however, was there. The BCCI hotshots had earlier…

SRK skips 'friendly match' mention

Shah Rukh Khan says his friends have started calling him a 'problem child' for his constant brush with controversies. At the recently held IPL Awards Night, SRK omitted 'friendly match' mention about Lalit Modi and BCCI.Going by the teleprompter, Shahrukh was supposed to say, "Picture abhi baki hai mere dost, abhi Lalit aur BCCI ke beech ek friendly match bacha hai." However, the Bollywood actor changed the script to suit the mood and missed these lines at the Awards Night."My friend just called me a 'problem child'... always in trouble. I think it is would be so boring to be a 'solution adult'," Shah Rukh posted on his Twitter


SRK's friends call him 'problem child'

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan says his friends have started calling him a "problem child" for his constant brush with controversies.

"My friend just called me a 'problem child'... always in trouble. I think it is would be so boring to be a 'solution adult'," Shah Rukh posted on his Twitter page.

In wake of allegations of financial irregularities in the Indian Premier League (IPL), income tax officials had visited Shah Rukh's Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) office in Kolkata and claimed to have unearthed vital clues.

The superstar is hoping that clouds of suspicion and uncertainty will soon be over.

"IPL controversy: fast,furious and too much noise. Like the T20 itself. Hope it gets resolved as fast too for our friend Lalit & franchises," added the actor.

Deleted Scenes of My Name Is Khan Click here to add this article to My Clips

The much awaited DVD of Karan Johar's super-hit film My Name Is Khan was launched yesterday by the director himself. Besides the usual stuff like the making of the film, the theatrical trailer etc., the DVD features almost 45 minutes of deleted scenes. Each deleted scene is preceded by a short intro by Karan Johar in which he speaks about the significance of the scene and the reasons why it failed to make it in the end product. He also adds that it was indeed a tough task for his editor Deepa Bhatia to decide which scene to retain and which one to chop off. While many of the deleted scenes are genuinely heart-warming, some are plain ordinary. We bring you some of the best moments from the unseen footage which couldn't make the final cut. Take a close look at some of these scenes and you will realise that this DVD is indeed a must-buy for all KJo-SRK-Kajol fans.

Rizwan's journey from childhood to San Francisco

This section features some deleted scenes from the early part …

Controversy, fast and furious like T-20: SRK tweets

For the first time since the beginning of the IPL controversy, Kolkata Knight Riders owner Shah Rukh Khan has tweeted on it.On his twitter account, Shah Rukh Khan has written that the ongoing controvery is "fast and furious & too much noise. Like the T20 itself"The actor also expressed hope that the issue would soon be resolved."Hope it gets resolved fast for our friend Lalit & franchises," tweets Shah Rukh whose earlier post wished Sachin Tendulkar on his 37th birthday."My friend just called me a "problem child". always in trouble. I think it's would be so boring to be a "solution adult," he adds.Source:

Hope Sachin's fingers heal soon: SRK

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Saturday wished Master Sachin Tendulkar on his 37th birthday.
"Happy Birthday Sachin! Hope your fingers heal soon." Khan wrote on micro-blogging site Twitter.

It is uncertain if Tendulkar would play Sunday's IPL final against Chennai Super Kings since he injured his palm during the semi final.
There seems no stopping the "God of Cricket", who, even after a career spanning 20 years, is at the top of his game. In the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), he was on Friday declared the best batsman.

The top scorer of the tournament, Tendulkar has scored 570 runs in 14 matches. He has scored five half centuries. The master batsman has also been named best batsman and best captain in the Viewers' Choice category.

Khan, who hosted the IPL awards on Friday, along with karan Johar, said he could not stay back because he had a shoot in the morning. "(I have) been shooting action. Every part of my anatomy hurts. Action does sp…

Shahrukh Khan in Hong Kong for 3 Months!

Surprise, Surprise for all those fans of the King Khanin Hong Kong! The great news is that the wax statue of Shahrukh Khan, which is at Madame Tussauds in London, will be displayed at the Madame Tussauds Museum in Hong Kong.The statue will be on display for three whole months, at the Premiere section in the museum till July21st.Shahrukh Khan's statue will be placed along side great stars like Harrison Ford, Jackie Chan, and Johnny Depp etc.This year, it has been Shahrukh Khan and last year it was Amitabh Bachchan, whose statue was displayed at the same venue, and it was a very successful venture. Thousands of visitors had thronged to see the wax replica of Big Bin Hong Kong. This year too, sources reveal that SRK'S statue will be an added attraction for all the fans of the bollywood star, visiting the place or just the locals alike.Shahrukh Khan, who is amongst the most popular Indian stars in the International arena, has a wax replica of him in Paris too. His appeal with  the…

Shahrukh highly popular in Hong Kong

Summer vacations are here and Hong Kong is making the most of this time. We hear, as Hong Kong has been receiving many more tourists from India in the last two years, it's leaving no chance to make their recreational activities all the more attractive.

Buzz is that Hong Kong Madame Tussauds has borrowed the wax statue of superstar Shahrukh Khan from London for three months and it will be on display alongside Hollywood stars Jackie Chan, Harrison Ford and Johnny Depp.

However, the museum is not new to Bollywood. Last year, it had displayed the wax figure of megastar Amitabh Bachchan. Considering the success of displaying Amitabh Bachchan's wax figure, they are of the view that King Khan will be as popular.

Shahrukh to stand in Hong Kong

He's standing there for sure. Not him but his wax statue that was made by Madame Tussauds, London in 2007.On a loan from London, Madame Tussauds at Hong Kong will display Bollywood's superstar Shahrukh Khan's wax statue for three months. He will be standing there with Hollywood celebs like Harrisson Ford, Johnny Depp and Jackie Chan.With a lot of Indian tourists traveling to Hong Kong, the world famous wax gallery wanted to include SRK's statue to receive attention. Indian celebrities are not new to Madame Tussauds, Big B has already stood there. We mean his statue!Source:

American version of My Name Is Khan to be shorter by 35 minutes

If the name Alan Edward Bell doesn't ring a 'bell' in your mind, then, let us tell you that, he is the same man who is responsible for the crisp editing of 500 Days Of Summer. And it is going to be this man who will very soon be the talk of the nation (or is that 'globe'?), as he is the man responsible for 'taming the hurricane'. For the uninitiated, we are talking about the climax of Karan Johar's My Name Is Khan wherein the characters get stranded due to a hurricane. Post the release of the film in India; while the story and screenplay were appreciated to the hilt, this was one particular scene that was panned by critics alike. But, for its US release, KJo has let Bell's hands to do the talking (read 'snipping').

Karan Johan candidly admits that he was expecting this scene not to work in the same wavelength as the film's story. He also added that, it was for this reason, that he let Bell to do his job (without any interfer…

SRK's Knight Riders back in the game

Looks like Shah Rukh Khan's many Twitter posts underlining his disappointment with his IPL team, Kolkata Knight Riders' performance finally had some effect on the players. At the match played in Kolkata today, SRK's team scored a comfortable win over Shilpa Shetty's Rajasthan Royals. The Knight Riders restricted the Royals to just 132 runs, and then reached 133 with a spectacular innings from captain Sourav Ganguly.

This result means that Shilpa's Royals are out of the semi-finals race now. Meanwhile, the Kolkata Knight Riders still have an outside chance to make it to the final four of IPL 2010.

And Shah Rukh was there to enjoy the victory today (and the hope for a future semi-final spot) with wife Gauri, kids Aryan and Suhana, and friends Arjun and Mehr Rampal, Sussanne Roshan, Bhavna Pandey (Chunky Pandey's wife), Sanjay and Maheep Kapoor, and Neelam. SRK looked absolutely thrilled after the win, and had the crowds at the stadium roaring when h…

Shah Rukh Khan — the man and the star

What's the man like behind the glitz and glamour. To find out, watch Revealed: Shah Rukh Khan, writes SUBHADRA DEVANDATUK Shah Rukh Khan, known to many Malaysians from Bollywood films since the rom-com Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (with Kajol) in 1998, is the subject of a one-hour expose today. The Discovery Channel exclusive programme Revealed: Shah Rukh Khan, was directed by Samar Khan, a journalist turned film-maker with hit films like Shaurya and Kuchh Meetha Ho Jaaye to his credit.
In a phone interview from Mumbai, Samar says the show took a year of "awful hard work" and that Shah Rukh, whom he had known for some 15 years and whom he calls his good luck charm, took some "convincing" to do it. "We were shooting over 40 days in a year," says Samar, "and he understood the camera could get intrusive at times." It helped of course that the show was co-produced by Shah Rukh's own company, Red Chillies Entertainment. But, "it was …

For a professional, there’s never a challenge: Shah Rukh Khan

- The No. 1 superstar on life away from cricket
Calcutta: Shah Rukh Khan's tweets have been giving an insight into what he feels, emotionally and otherwise, about the Kolkata Knight Riders' performance in IPL III.Moving away from cricket, the numero uno superstar spoke to The Telegraph. The one-on-one covered films, challenges and whether he's the sort to envy.The following are excerptsQ Critically, where would you rate your performance in your last release, My Name Is Khan?A I never see my films... I mean, you just do what you think is good at that point in time... You don't assess your state of mind and say that this is nice... I don't even know how to rate the film... What I do look at is just the technical things. I don't see films in the hall with people... I see it, technically, five-seven days before we take the final call... See how it's going to look. The process of making art is enjoyable to you, the process of enjoying art is for the…

SRK's MNIK now 35 minutes shorter!

Karan Johar is making good use of a second opportunity to release My Name Is Khan. The pre-climactic hurricane sequences from My Name Is Khan, which were most coldly received by critics and the audience, have now been omitted from the film by well-known American film editor Alan Edward Bell. As a result, the new (and improved?) version is shorter by 35 minutes for its American release on May 7.

The ever-candid Karan Johar now admits that the much-criticised hurricane sequences , supposedly located in the Wilhelmina town in the Georgia district of the US, actually shot at Film City in Mumbai, were not up to the mark.

Karan says, "I knew all along that the hurricane scenes didn't quite work. But sometimes, one goes along with one's vision, sees it to the end and hopes it would all finally smoothen itself out. Looking back I feel those hurricane scenes are not on par with the rest of the film."

The scenes have now been edited out of My Name Is Khan for t…

Shahrukh Khan-The story behind his first visit to the Taj Mahal!

It is the dream of every Indian to visit the magnificent Taj Mahal, atleast once in his or her life time, and Shahrukh Khan is not an exception!Shahrukh Khan, the present King of bollywood, had visited this piece of marvel, just after he had earned his first salary! Now, this is the test, how much would Shahrukh have earned in his first job ever? The answer is a mind boggling one- It was Rs.50! Yeah! It is with that amount of money that SRK, had bought a ticket to travel by train to Agra, where the great monument is situated.Now, what kind of a job did Shahrukh do for the first time in his life? Well, this one's also equally mind-boggling- he worked as an usher. That is to say, he was the ticket checker for a concert, where in he had to check the tickets and then let the people in. The concert was of the great Ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas.Well, like all Indians who value the TajMahal as the epitome of Romance, Shahrukh Khan too had visited the magnificent tomb built by …

Shah Rukh Khan MNIK cut 35 minutes for US, releasing May 7!!

Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol starrer Karan Johar's blockbuster flick 'My Name Is Khan', which is due for a US release on May 7, has become 35 minutes shorter after Hollywood editor Alan Edward Bell of '500 Days of Summer' fame edited it of hurricane sequence for the US audience.

 The reputed editor of Hollywood considered the hurricane sequence unnecessary addition but kept the Hindi song and dance numbers in the film intact. In fact, he took the view that these song and dance numbers should be kept in the film as they highlighted the uniqueness of bollywood flicks.

 Sources close to production house say that Alan Bell felt that the hurricane sequences of Wilhelmina town in the US would only irritate the American audience who were fully aware of the reality and would instantly recognize that it was not their town. In fact, Karan Johar had shot that particular sequence not in the US but in the Film City studio in Mumbai, and he knew from the very beginning that …

Director's cut of MNIK goes to Indian Film Fest in LA

The director's cut of Shah Rukh Khan starrer "My Name Is Khan" (MNIK) will be screened at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) April 20-25. Dilip Mehta's "Cooking With Stella" will open the fest.

Directed by Karan Johar, MNIK will be released in the US by Fox Searchlight Pictures May 7. In the film, Shah Rukh has teamed up with Kajol.

"Cooking With Stella" that stars Lisa Ray, will have its LA premiere at the event. Both the actress and the director will attend the event.

"The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles is expanding exponentially as both the industry and the Los Angeles audiences discover what we have to offer," IFFLA executive director Christina Marouda said in a statement.

Added IFFLA board of directors chairperson Arnold Peter: "Our intention is to reflect the deepening relationship between India's and Hollywood's entertainment industries as we collectively approach new horizons in t…

Man behind the movie star

Shah Rukh Khan, the biggest star in Hindi cinema, has become more than just a household name in India.Step into the private world of Bollywood's bigger-than-life superstar with the Discovery Channel's exclusive Revealed: Shah Rukh Khan, which premieres on Sun, April 18 at 9pm on TrueVisions D20. The world-famous superstar generates Elvis-esque hysteria wherever he goes _ and wherever he is rumoured to be. In 2008, Shah Rukh was even listed among Newsweek's 50 Most Powerful People of the World.This month, Discovery Channel's exclusive programme Revealed: Shah Rukh Khan unveils the media hoopla he generates in his wake, presenting an intimate portrait of a hardworking self-made man who has conquered and popularised Bollywood.A one-hour special, Revealed: Shah Rukh Khan premieres Sun, April 18 at 9pm on Discovery Channel.Nicknamed King Khan, Shah Rukh Khan has been ruling box offices and Bollywood unrivalled for almost two decades. His meteoric rise has been ast…

Will never leave KKR, says SRK

Shah Rukh Khan, principal owner of the Kolkata Knight Riders, dismissed reports that he was mulling selling his stake in the franchise and insisted that he would "never" part with the Knights.The following are his tweets wow left the world for few hrs and so much has happened. kkr is my team & i will never ever leave it, said million of times before. everyone jumps to silly conclusions as soon as v lose. idiots who dont know perseverance & passion make me who i am. hope bobby is better...then will go to kolkata on 17th and 19th for the last 2 games & make my team win.

SRK, Hrithik to add spark to IPL

AR Rahman, Shah Rukh Khan, Karan Johar, Bipasha Basu, Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif — the who's who of Bollywood is getting ready to shake a leg for the Indian Premier League. While Hrithik and Bipasha will perform at the IPL Grand Finale on April 25, a bevy of stars will add glamour to the first ever IPL Awards Night, to be held on April 23, in Mumbai.While the organisers tried to keep the line-up a closely guarded secret, HT City learnt that Hrithik will be dancing to songs from his upcoming film Kites, and will also do a choreographed number with Bipasha Basu. "Hrithik's performance will be really special and will include some of his past hits," says a source from Cineyug, one of the event management companies organising the event.Rahman, apart from performing the Oscar-winning hit Jai Ho, will also be seen performing with British pop group Sugababes.Talking about the international stars, besides Sugababes, that are expected at the Grand Finale, an org…

The shah of Bollywood

Revealed: Shah Rukh Khan
April 18, 10 p.m.
Discovery Channel
The worldwide box-office and critical success of 2009 Oscar best picture winner Slumdog Millionaire -- an American production but with an Indian story and cast -- has demonstrated India's growing influence on the contemporary global cinema industry.

India's Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai -- informally referred to as Bollywood -- is one of the most prolific in the world, churning out around 800 films in a year. And because of the Indian diaspora, these films find an audience worldwide. With the success of Slumdog, more non-Indians are becoming interested in Indian films and performers.
One of Bollywood's biggest superstars -- actor Shah Rukh Khan -- is the focus of a special program of Discovery Channel called Revealed: Shah Rukh Khan.
The one-hour program presents an intimate portrait of a hardworking self-made man who has conquered Bollywood and whose popularity is manifested wher…