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Arjun plays baddie in RA.One

If Shah Rukh Khan fans are under the impression that the King Khan plays the title role in his most awaited multi-crore extravaganza, here is a bit of a surprise.

Contrary to the popular belief, Arjun Rampal and not Shah Rukh essays the character named RA.One in the film of the same name, to be directed by Anubhav Sinha.

A reliable source reveals, "Shah Rukh Khan will be seen in a double role in the film. One of his characters is that of a scientist who creates two robots-the good robot is G.One.

And the bad one is RA.One, While Shah Rukh plays the good robot, G.One, it's Arjun Rampal who is playing the bad robot, RA.One."

When contacted, director Anubhav Sinha promptly says, "Let others decide who is Ra.One and G.One. There are no robots in the film." But he later did confirm, "Shah Rukh does play G.One."

Read more: Arjun plays baddie in RA.One - The Times of India…

SRK has his eyes set on 2011

Superstar is the most abused epithet in Bollywood. The phrase-strapped fourth estate uses it to describe star sons, non-actors, average performers and muscle-men. However, when you say the words King Khan or the Badshah of Bollywood, only one name springs to mind — Shah Rukh Khan.

And 2010 saw SRK score many goals. He partnered Karan Johar on My Name is Khan, a film that went on to become the highest overseas Bollywood grosser, in which his superlative performance silenced critics who have often accused him of using only his charisma on screen.

He led his IPL team to better averages than in previous years; his team is also one of the most cash-rich cricket franchises.

When a political party tried to bulldoze him, he simply refused to bow to pressure. In his inimitable style, SRK reigned.

The only ones who had complaints against him are his fans who felt they didn't get to see enough of him. As the sun set on 2010, SRK promised that in the New Year all this is abou…

Happy New year 2011

to new beginnings. have a healthy happy & fulfilling new chapter. may all your troubles be as shortlived as your new year resolutions. love
~ @iamsrk SHAH RUKH KHAN

Work comes first for SRK!

Shah Rukh missed three flights toDubaibecause he was shooting a promo. He flew the next day to join his family

This is one starry flight. SuperstarShah Rukh Khan, who was shooting a promo for his next TV show,Zor Ka Jhatka, booked three flights to Dubai at three different timings, all business class.

All in his name. One flight was at 10pm, the next at 12am and the one after that at 4am. Why would you spend so much money? Well, he was uncertain when the shoot would end.

The actor had to fly to Dubai to bring in New Year's Eve with family and friends.

King Khan began shooting on Wednesday at Film City from early evening; the shoot was scheduled for merely a few hours.

Rukh's entire clan (including his friends) had already flown out to Dubai. Sadly, he couldn't make it to any of these flights since the shoot went way beyond time.

Nikhil Madhok, senior director of marketing and communications of the channel airing Zor Ka Jhatka, confirmed the story. "Shah Rukh booked three fli…

SRK's New Year bash in Dubai!

Shah Rukh Khan has reason enough to celebrate. 2010 wasn't such a bad year for the man whose film My Name Is Khan - hailed India's first global film - hit the theatres.

Then there was the shooting of his ambitious 'Ra.One' that kept him busy all year. SRK, now has a host of new things to look forward to as well - his small screen reality show 'Zor ka Jhatka' and the release of 'Ra.One'. And so, our dear Khan is celebrating, the end of good things and the begining of better ones, hopefully.

- the City of Gold, that's where our Bollywood heroes seem to be headed this New Year's. It's a well-known fact that Shah Rukh Khan has some hot property in Dubai. And will be celebrating hard with family and friends over there. His guest list includes the likes of Karan Johar (obviously), Hrithik and Susanne Roshan, Ritesh Deshmukh, Arjun Rampal, Vivek Oberoi and a few more who's who. As per reports, even Salman is headed to Duba…

Shahrukh Khan kisses Karan Johar on TV

Everybody knows that actor Shahrukh Khan and filmmaker Karan Johar are good friends but it came as a big surprise when the news of their public display of affection reached our ears. The news is doing the rounds that they kissed in public, that too on television.

Buzz It happened at Karan Johar's show Koffee With Karan. Shahrukh, who came to the show as a guest, planted a kiss on Karan's check. It is said that the particular scene would attract the attention of the audience.

Newcomer to join SRK in 'Two States'

Director Vishal Bhardwaj will reportedly launch a "new face" opposite Shah Rukh Khan Two States.

The film adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's novel originally had Saif Ali Khan in the lead with
Siddharth Anand as director before alleged script differences led to the film being called off.

The project was resumed with Bhardwaj at the helm and Shah Rukh Khan in the lead, with Priyanka Chopra or Aishwarya Rai both purportedly being considered for the female lead.

According to the Times of India the director is looking to cast an unknown actress in the film.

"It's neither Ash nor Priyanka. Vishal and SRK think it's best to launch a new face," a source told the paper.


Shah Rukh, Gauri's circle of love

This candid picture of Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri snapped last week at Hrithik and Sussanne Roshan's tenth anniversary celebrations in Goa warms the cockles of our cynical heart.

The couple married for nineteen years still look so in love. But then we also know that no one does romance better than SRK. Right, girls?

Read more: Shah Rukh, Gauri's circle of love - The Times of India

'If Salman is upset with me, it's my fault'

Is Bollywood's biggest cold war about to thaw? SRK's comments on buddy KJo's show certainly makes it seem soKaran Johar broke down when best buddy Shah Rukh spoke about his former friends Farah Khan and Salman Khan. The episode airs this week (January 2).

Says a source from the Koffee sets, "SRK's episode with KJo is emotional where Shah Rukh has been caught in a mellow, introspective mood. He's emotionally vulnerable, revealing things that have hurt him in the last year."
Is Bollywood's biggest cold war about to thaw? SRK's comments on buddy KJo's show certainly makes it seem soKaran Johar broke down when best buddy Shah Rukh spoke about his former friends Farah Khan and Salman Khan. The episode airs this week (January 2).

Says a source from the Koffee sets, "SRK's episode with KJo is emotional where Shah Rukh has been caught in a mellow, introspective mood. He's emotionally vulnerable, revealing things that have hurt him in the las…

Shah Rukh Khan @iamsrk with @kjohar25 on Koffee with Karan

SRK turns writer for RA.One

The King Khan plays a superhero in Anubhav Sinha's next RA.One and it seems like the role is rubbing off on him in real life too.

Shah Rukh Khan
is multi-tasking off the screen and apart from playing the lead role in the film, he has also written a part of the screenplay.

For evidence of this literary spark, look closely at the closing credits of the film where he will be credited for writing the screenplay along with Hollywood writer David Benullo.

An industry insider said, "Since RA.One is not a run-of-the-mill film, it requires unique treatment. It has loads of special effects, which is why Shah Rukh wanted Benullo to work on the script, along with Kanika Dhillon, to make sure it stands out from the usual commercial Hindi films."

Benullo has Around the World in 80 Days, Hallowed Ground, Cupid and Shadow Man which won the International Fantasy Film Award in 2006 to his credit.

"While sitting for screenplays with Benullo and Dhillon, Shah Rukh too …

Shah Rukh Khan in Krrish 2

SRK offered role in the Hrithik Roshans' superhero sequelShah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan have been bonding big time for a while now. Their personal rapport is likely to extend to a professional level as well.  King Khan has been offered a role in the Roshans' home production Krrish 2.Says a source, "Shah Rukh and Hrithik are the best of pals in the industry today. It was but natural for Roshan Sr to etch a role in his son's flick for his buddy as well. SRK's character in the film will have shades of gray to it."

Adds the source, "The Roshans have already sounded Khan off about having him in their project. And he has told them that he can be available only after the release of his production Ra.One."

The sequel to Rakesh Roshan's 2006 flick has been in the pipeline for a while. After the debacle of Kites and Guzaarish, papa Roshan has taken it upon himself to ensure that his son's career gets back on track.

And considering that Koi…

Superstition drives Bollywood star cars

The dark forces of superstition have always driven Bollywood. But now it transpires that three-fourths of the industry also drives on superstition. Take Shah Rukh Khan. Whether its his BMW or his other cars, they all have the number 555 on them.


Shah Rukh Khan wishes New Year on Twitter

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan wishes his fans a happy and healthy New Year.

"To new beginnings. Have a healthy, happy & fulfilling new chapter. May all your troubles be as shortlived as your New Year resolutions. Love," Shah Rukh wrote on microblogging site Twitter.

Meanwhile, Shah Rukh is looking forward to his comeback on the small screen with the new show "Zor Ka Zhatka" on Imagine and his highly anticipated sci-fi movie "Ra.One" - the TV show will go on air in January next year and the movie may hit the screens some time next year


Shah Rukh returns to twitter

The twitter world is quite a busy one, and Bollywood contributes a great deal to it. Here's looking at the best  star tweets of the day.

Shah Rukh Khan,
who's been off twitter for 56 days, made a comeback!

He tweeted, ''To new beginnings. have a healthy happy & fulfilling new chapter. may all your troubles be as shortlived as your new year resolutions. Love.'


'If Salman is upset with me, it's my fault'

Is Bollywood's biggest cold war about to thaw? SRK's comments on buddy KJo's show certainly makes it seem soKaran Johar broke down when best buddy Shah Rukh spoke about his former friends Farah Khan and Salman Khan. The episode airs this week (January 2).

Says a source from the Koffee sets, "SRK's episode with KJo is emotional where Shah Rukh has been caught in a mellow, introspective mood. He's emotionally vulnerable, revealing things that have hurt him in the last year."

The source adds, "When Karan pointed out that people feel that old friends Farah and Salman have a problem with Shah Rukh, SRK says, 'I don't know how to make friends and if I do, I don't know how to keep them....

If Salman and Farah are upset with me it's 100 per cent my fault but I can't pick up the phone and say sorry.... I can't apologise because of ego but because I can't just get myself to ask people to come back to me... I had asked my p…

Bollywood's King Khan to celebrate New Year in Dubai

Bollywood superstar set to host lavish Palm island party for family and friends; Hrithik Roshan to attend
Sometimes it feels Dubai is an extension of Bollywood.The emirate has certainly emerged as the party break destination for India's film fraternity.With Salman Khan bringing in his 45th birthday with a lavish three-day event at the Grand Hyatt Dubai, news has now emerged that Shah Rukh Khan will party it up in the shiny emirate.The Bollywood superstar is reportedly jetting into the UAE with his family and a group of close friends, all of whom are likely to be checked into a luxury hotel on The Palm Jumeirah from December 30 to January 1.Accompanying him are fellow actor Hrithik Roshan and his wife Susanne Khan, as well as director Karan Johar and lawyer Kaajal Anand, who is close to Shah Rukh's wife Gauri.But the main party will be at Khan's residence on the island, sources in tinseltown say.Also on the guest list is the actor Chunky Pandey, while Arjun Rampal is …

Tees Maar Khan makes Shahrukh smile

Amongst all hype, all the great promotional campaigns from the choreographer turned director Farah Khan, her latest film Tees Maar Khan starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif released on the 24th of December. The film was received with great response on day 1 at the box office but saw week fan following afterwards, besides the critics also slammed the movie. Recently Shahrukh was at a launch of an energy drink at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai where he was asked about the movie's response.He smiled and responded that he was so busy shooting non-stop for Ra. one that he would fall asleep at such questions. The response might be a diplomatic one but the smile on his face was enough to raise a few eye-brows.In another incident relating to the movie, a place where film's photos were being printed to be on the covers of Tees Maar Khan was found and the people were caught with charges of piracy against them. The matter was reported to the producers also.Toll free number, 180…

Shah Rukh, the highest paid host ever?

Looks like Shah Rukh Khan is proving that he is the 'Badshah' even of Tellyland. TOI has learned that King Khan is apparently charging Rs 2.5 crore per episode for his forthcoming reality show Zor Ka Jhatka on TV.

Top industry sources claim that with this astronomical amount, SRK certainly becomes the costliest B-town A-lister to be signed on for a reality show. Whenever Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan have hosted TV shows, the industry debated whether they were the highest paid actors. However, this time it looks like the figures are on SRK's side. A source from the show reveals, "No one will speak openly about how much he is earning, but SRK charging Rs.2.5 crore certainly seems a believable figure.

As of now what can be revealed is that Shah Rukh is on for four weeks, Monday to Thursday, and if you calculate it, he is getting Rs 40 crore for 16 episodes. Bring on the superstar who can charge so much even after his last stint on T…

@iamsrk and gauri khan at Goa..

@iamsrk and gauri khan at Goa..

Shah Rukh Khan makes a comeback in mid-January with Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout

The small screen promises some big surprises in the New Year. Shah Rukh Khan makes a comeback in mid-January with Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout as its omnipresent and forever-jabbering host. What will impress the audience, however, is the scale of this show, which is the Indian version of Wipeout, one of the biggest and most hilarious game show of the world. Several other channels are also planning to woo the viewers with their best in 2011. Mid January will see an Indian version of the controversial UK show Wife Swap, tentatively titled Mother Swap, on Sony TV. However, before we could even get over the much-hyped wedding between reality TV star Rahul Mahajan and Dimpy Ganguly and their public spat, Imagine announced yet another season of the Swayamwar series, Ratan Ka Rishta. This season has the girl-next-door television actor, Ratan Rajput as the ideal bride in search of the perfect husband.


SRK to celebrate New Year in Dubai

King Khan and his close friends including Karan Johar and Kaajal Anand will also be in the desert emirateShah Rukh Khan and his friends will not bring in 2011 in Goa, but along with his family and friends in Dubai.
The entourage
includes Karan Johar, Hrithik-Sussanne, and several other friends of the couple.

Happy New Year!
Says a source, "The Khans and their friends will ring in the new year at the couple's palatial home on The Palm in Jumeirah."

The B-Town brigade leaves on December 30.

Gauri's close friend Kaajal Anand (Putlu) is also part of the group. Arjun Rampal is not going but Chunky Panday with his family might join the gang later.

Some people are waiting their visas to get cleared today and will finalise their plans accordingly. Last year SRK had brought in New Year at his Mumbai home, Mannat.

Ghar ki kahani

The Palm
forms part of The Palm Islands, along with Jebel Ali and The Palm, Deira, the world's three largest manmade islands by Nakheel, a compan…

Is SRK smiling more than usual?

Shah Rukh Khan is known for his dedication to work. The actor recently played to the gallery at the launch of an energy drink at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai.

When asked later for his opinion on Tees Maar Khan being panned by the critics, he quipped: " I haven't had the time to think about any film other than my own Ra. One . I have been shooting non- stop. If you keep asking me such questions, I might fall asleep on my feet." With the film not getting the bumper collections Farah was expecting, is SRK smiling more than usual?


Why this party, SRK?

Shahrukh KhanMore Pics Shah Rukh Khan apparently hosted a party weekend gone by to celebrate the failure of " Tees Maar Khan" with close friends.

Says a source, "There were many cars parked outside Mannat and quite a bit of happiness was expressed over the failure of "TMK". SRK has been made fun of in the film, so it's only understandable he's pleased that it isn't working."

But those who're close to SRK opine, "He's a very cautious man and will wait and watch because he knows "TMK" will recover its money. He'd never do anything where he'll have to eat his words later. It was December 24, so a few friends may have come over."

Read more: Why this party, SRK? - The Times of India

Dream come true

Known for her versatile acting skills and panache as an anchor, Saumya Tandon will be seen sharing screen space with none other than Shah Rukh Khan as an 'on location' host for the upcoming reality show Zor Ka Jhatka on Imagine TV
As an 'on-location' host, Saumya will play the role of a friend, motivator and a mediator with the participants. She will be sharing an insight into the lives of the contestants, disclosing their plans and strategies and distracting them with her funny and intriguing questions.

While she will be encouraging the contestants in overcoming their obstacles, her jokes will provide a comic relief in the competitive environment.

Speaking from Argentina, Saumya says, "I never ever thought I'd be a part of such a crazy show! The cherry on the cake is sharing screen space with none other than the King Khan!"


An auction has its own dynamics: KKR’s CEO - ‘All options are open... It’s impossible for anyone to say for sure what’s going to happen’

Calcutta: Shah Rukh Khan, principal owner of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), has declared that he would "certainly push" for one-time icon Sourav Ganguly at the forthcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, but his No.1 man in administration hasn't made a firm commitment."All options are open... It's impossible for anyone to say for sure what's going to happen on January 8-9... An auction has its own dynamics... Ultimately, it will be a financial decision," Venky Mysore, CEO and MD, told The Telegraph.For the record, KKR had the opportunity to retain Sourav, but decided against doing so, as it would've entailed forking out $1.8 million.Asked if the fan base would take a hit in Sourav's absence, Mysore countered: "Over time, fans attach themselves to a team... By nature, sports franchises are going to see changes in players from time to time... Fans get connected to what a franchise stands for." Mysore, who came on boar…

SRK to be brand ambassador of XXX Energy Drinks by next year

MJ Group firm XXX Energy Drinks Limited today said it plans to rope in Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan as the brand ambassador of its products as it embarks on a Rs 100 crore expansion plan by next year.
The company, which is looking to garner a sales of Rs 100 crore from the brand by 2015, said it is looking to set up its first production facility for which it is scouting for location.
"We are in talks to get Shah Rukh Khan as brand ambassador... We will officially announce in March or April next year," JMJ Group Vice Chairman Sachin Joshi told PTI.
Earlier this year, the brand has been associated with Khan''s IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) as its principal sponsor.
He, however, did not give further financial details on the contract and the time frame of it.
The company said it is looking at setting up its first facility, planning to introduce more brands in the near future, besides expanding its presence in the overseas markets by next year.

I will never want my show to stoop down: SRK

The TV industry today might be inundated with regular notifications, criticisms and controversies for its reality show content but Shah Rukh Khan, who is making his comeback on the small screen as the host of Zor Ka Jhatka on Imagine TV, says his will be a dignified show, just like the superstar himself.

"I might joke around, fool around with my loved ones, entertain people at length. Sometimes they misinterpret it but I believe I am a dignified person. I am a dignified husband, a father, a brother, a son-in-law," Shah Rukh told IANS in an interview here.

"I will never want my show to stoop down to a level where I feel ashamed of it. I will never do or let any kind of misbehaviour rule my show just for TRP ratings as people say."

The 45-year-old has earlier hosted shows like Kaun Banega Crorepati (2007) and Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain? (2008) and people loved him for his natural wit and humour that had audiences in splits.

Last month, the information an…

SRK's next heroine - Priyanka, Deepika or Katrina?

Shah Rukh Khan's next film, a screen adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's TWO STATES to be directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, has been announced and the field is wide open for a leading lady to be signed opposite him. Now that makes for an interesting pairing as it wasn't too many weeks ago when names like Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone were thrown around.

"This would indeed be an interesting development for sure due to many reasons", says an industry insider, "First and foremost Vishal has already worked with Priyanka in two back to back films - KAMINEY and 7 KHOON MAAF. While there is a pro in the form of a comfort factor that has set in between the two, the con comes from the fact that Vishal too may want to work with a new face now."

"Similarily, Shah Rukh is already working with Priyanka in DON 2 and hence the pro and the con is on similar lines as Vishal", she continues, "On the other hand he and Deepika haven't worked tog…

SRK gets Yash to direct him

The steel grey canvas of Shah Rukh Khan's sci-fi flick RA.One will have a touch of Yash Chopra in it. On the actor's request, Yash Chopra directed a part of a song in the film.

Apparently, while shooting for this particular song at the YRF Studios recently, King Khan asked the filmmaker if he could direct the first half of the song. Yash Chopra agreed. Our source from the sets said, "SRK is working on his next schedule at YRF currently.

A song sequence is being shot there under the supervision of Anubhav Sinha, the director of RA.One. While shooting on Thursday afternoon SRK learnt that Yashji was present in the studios. SRK went to him and brought him to the sets of his film.

SRK felt it needed that 'YRF touch'. Yashji was happy and he did the needful. In fact, the song sequence apparently had Kareena Kapoor in it as well; Chopra directed her for the first time." It's quite sporting of Anubhav, really.

Interestingly, cameo directors hav…

Shah Rukh Khan’s life is more interesting than Bigg Boss

Shah Rukh Khan soon will start shooting for 'Zor Ka Jhatka' the Indian version of 'Wipeout' and make his entry to the Indian Television again with the game show. While he does watch serials and other shows on the television, the man is not interested in the show Bigg Boss. SRK feels that his life is more interesting than what goes on in Bigg Boss and moreover, the actor is not too keen on watching someone else's lives voyeuristically. Rather he enjoyed all the three seasons of 'Khatron Ke Khiladi' and still loves to watch the shows like 'Desperate Housewives' and 'Dexter'. Shah Rukh had revealed earlier that he and his kids are avid fans of the original 'Wipeout' and hence is looking forward to host the Indian version of this water based game show. So have Shah Rukh watched an entire episode of Bigg Boss 4, that's being hosted by friend turned foe Salman Khan? Well, the King Khan tells that he is so not interested in se…

Payal's smitten by King Khan

Payal Rohatgi has been smitten by none other than SRK, who is hosting the new reality show of which she is a part.

She was very excited from the moment she heard that he will be in Argentina and she will get to be around him. She even informed everyone in her friend circle of the news with a lot of excitement. But unfortunately, she had a freak accident on set where she fractured her hand. She still went on set with equal fervour as he would be there and his encouragement was enough for her to keep going.

Nevertheless, life is not a fairy tale and since her pain was just increasing, SRK asked the production house not to eliminate her as a failed contestant but to let her leave the show with respect. She is now headed back to Mumbai but with a heavy heart not only to have left the show mid-way but also that she would not be meeting SRK every morning.

Read more: Payal's smitten by King Khan - The Times of India…

‘I’ve got my four packs back,’ SRK

Q Each time you come back on television you call it your 'homecoming'.
Well, I have hosted two shows in the last couple of years, after starting my acting career on TV two decades ago. So yes, this has to be my third 'homecoming'. But this time I am feeling more happy, healthy and fresh.
Q What makes it special?
After My Name Is Khan I was depressed. I was also nursing an injury. So I didn't feel healthy. Now I am back to work. I am doing two films and two more will happen soon. I have recovered physically and mentally. I've got my four packs back and two more will follow soon. So it'a new beginning.
Q What interested you about Wipeout?
Wipeout is a crazy, insane and over the top format. I have seen it and so have my kids. I think it's a funny-sweet show where 28 contestants will undergo hilarious tasks and challenges, from jumping over moving obstacles, to bouncing off big balls and dodging swinging pendulums hurled at them.
Q How has the In…

Priyanka is not SRK's choice for Vishal's nextsr

Priyanka Chopra may have declared herself as SRK's biggest fan, but it seems Bollywood's King Khan dosen't believe in favoritism. Rumor has it that SRK has insisted Vishal Bhardwaj to drop PC and hunt for a fresh face for his adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's '2 States'.

The actor who has previously acted in 'Don' (2006), and is currently shooting for 'Don 2' with SRK, was finalized for the lead role in Vishal's film until Shahrukh suggested the director that she might not suit the role.

Priyanka axed from Vishal's next?
Recently, multiple tabloids had reported that SRK replaced Saif in Vishal Bhardwaj's adaptation of '2 States.' Now, the industry insiders reveal that PC, too, might get axed from the film.

Earlier the film was to be made by 'Anjaana Anjaani' director Siddharth Anand with Saif and Priyanka in lead roles. Although, Saif and Siddharth are no longer a part of the project, Priyanka was always the first choice for …

SRK's presence for Sunburn kept under veil

Sunburn organizers have kept under veil Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's presence for the three-day annual event at Goa's Candolim beach, scheduled to begin on December 27.

Emerging out of a meeting with the Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, Party organizer Harinder Singh told reporters on Thursday that they have not prepared exclusive guests list as the party is open for all ticket-holders.

"We have not prepared any guest list for the event as anyone can buy a ticket and enter the party venue. I don't know whether Shar Rukh Khan will come for the festival," he said.

Singh expressed oblivious when asked whether they have 'send an invite' to King Khan to participate in the much-hyped electronic music party. "I don't know...people buy VVIP, VVIP tickets and there are some guests from the sponsors," was his pat reply.

The organizers meanwhile had a meeting with the chief minister to inform about the procedural delays to approve their…

Payal misses meeting SRK every morning!

Payal Rohatgi has been smitten recently by none other than the King Khan SRK, who is hosting the new reality show - Zor Ka Jhatka, of which she is a part. She was very excited from the moment she heard that he will be in Argentina and she will get to be around him. She even informed everyone in her friends circle of the news with a lot of excitement & mentioned how charming & a gentleman he is. But unfortunately she had a freak accident on the set where she fractured her hand, she still went on the sets with equal fervour as he would be there and his encouragement was enough for her to keep going.

Nevertheless life is not a fairy tale & since her pain was just increasing, SRK asked the production house not to eliminate her as a failed contestant but to have her go from the show with respect. She is now headed back to Mumbai but with a heavy heart not only to have left the show mid-way but also that she would not be meeting SRK every morning.
Source: http://www.…

Shah Rukh wants comedy

King Khan will be in seen in Golmaal series' hit director Rohit Shetty's remake of a hit '80s flick

Rohit Shetty and Shah Rukh Khan are set to come together for the remake of an '80s superhit comedy but with RS's consistent collaborator and buddy Ajay Devgn's blessings.

Says our B-Town source, "Rohit and Shah Rukh have had a few meetings over the last few months since the
release of Golmaal 3.

Shah Rukh loved G3 and approached the filmmaker to direct his endorsement ads for his
production house Red Chillies. Incidentally, Rohit is also on its board of directors.

When the two met, the megastar expressed a desire that the director and he come together for a
feature film. SRK told Shetty that he wanted to do a comic family entertainer and asked him to look around for a script."

The Golmaal director zeroed in on a hit '80s comic entertainer. "Rohit and Red Chillies have approached the producer of the hit film for remake rights. Negotiations are …

SRK chops Piggy out

Shah Rukh Khan does not have a camp of heroines. If you have worked with him in the past, it does not imply that you will feature again in his future projects. Piggy Chops has learnt this the hard way.

Despite having worked with King Khan in Don (2006) and now Don 2, Priyanka cannot assume she will act with the superstar in the film version of Chetan Bhagat's novel 2 States. Apparently, King Khan felt that Priyanka would not suit the role of the female lead and that a fresher and younger face would.

SRK voiced his opinion to Vishal Bhardwaj, who is directing the film now. Vishal agreed with SRK's idea and soon Piggy was out of the project. The hunt for a fresh face has begun.

SRK and Sajid Nadiadwala are co-producers of the film. A source said, "Initially when the film was solely produced by Nadiadwala, it was Siddharth Anand who was directing the film and Saif Ali Khan and Priyanka were to play the lead roles. Although Saif and Siddharth are no longer in the …

Mahathir Has Date With Shah Rukh On Christmas Day

When former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad arrives in Mumbai on Christmas Eve, he will be a special guest of Bollywood hearthrob Shah Rukh Khan.

Dr Mahathir and his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, both on a private visit to India, will be arriving in the Indian financial capital on Friday, where the famous actor will play host to the elder statesman.

"When he heard I was coming to India, he said I must go to Bombay (Mumbai).

"Well, he is more a friend than fan. I have known him for quite some time. His last movie I watched was 'My Name is Khan'," said Dr Mahathir.

Khan is expected to host a special high tea for the couple at his Mumbai residence on Christmas Day.

During his two-day visit to Mumbai, Dr Mahathir is slated to visit the Yash Raj Film Studio, India's premier film studio.

Dr Mahathir is the second luminary to meet Khan in less than a week, after Russian President Dmitry Medvedev met the actor in Mumbai last Wednesday.

Medvedev wa…

Shah Rukh needs to buy a ticket to Goa Sunburn

Organisers of a mega music festival in Goa said they have not prepared a guest list for the event and anyone who wants to come -- be it superstar Shah Rukh Khan -- needs to buy a ticket.The three-day Sunburn Music Festival will begin on December 27 at the Candolim beach.Talking to reporters here, the organisers were mum on the participation of Shah Rukh in the event.

"If he wants to come, he is welcome. I can't keep a track of 40,000 people coming for the festival. If Shah Rukh wants to be here for the guest, we would be very happy to have him," said Harindra Singh, vice chairman and managing director of Percept Limited.Singh said there is no guest list for the festival. "You can buy a ticket and be there. If Shah Rukh buys a ticket and comes, then he is welcome.
Singh, who met Chief Minister Digamber Kamat, said the festival is facing difficulties in getting clearance from the local administration.

When Russian president Dmitry Medvedev met Shah Rukh Khan

It was a rare honour for Bollywood badshan Shah Rukh Khan when Russian president Dmitry Medvedev landed on the sets of 'Ra.One'.

On Wednesday evening, Medvedev dropped by on the sets of 'Ra.One' and hobnobbed with the entire cast and crew of the film. Apart from Shah Rukh, Medvedev was keen to meet Kareena Kapoor, the granddaughter of legendary Raj Kapoor.

Apparently, Raj Kapoor is one of the most popular Bollywood star in Russia. In fact, 'Awaara' and 'Shree 420' were big hits in Russia and songs from the film can still be heard in Moscow restaurants.

Taking to a daily, a source said, "The president was very keen to meet Shah Rukh Khan. Since he is a huge fan of Raj Kapoor, he also expressed his desire to meet the two grandchildren of Raj Kapoor Kareena and Ranbir. He couldn't meet Ranbir since the actor is shooting in Delhi for 'Rockstar', but he did catch up with Kareena and SRK while they were shooting a song sequence at t…

SRK, Kareena shake a leg for Medvedev

The relationship that began with Raj Kapoor's 'Roosi topi' still continues strong as ever, as was evident when Shah Rukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor shook a leg for Russian President Dmitry Medvedev who visited the set of the film 'Ra.One' at Yash Raj Studio on Wednesday evening.

Although SRK and Kareena wanted to record the song for the president to show how Indians shoot their film, security reasons prevented them from doing so. The actor told reporters "I wanted to show him the whole song but unfortunately could not do so due to security reasons."

The actor also said that he would love to shoot in Russia if something materializes. Khan said, "There is a need to revive the old ties between the two countries."

President Medvedev who had a half-hour meeting with the top film personalities couldn't help but praise Indian cinema.

He said that there was a channel in Russia that shows only Indian movies 24x7 and Indian cinema has becom…

Russian President meets Bebo, SRK

The likes of a Russian president and a world famous magician were spotted hobnobbing with the stars on the sets of RA.One

Lately the unit of Shah Rukh Khan's much awaited next RA.One seems to have a lot of high profile visitors

On Wednesday evening, the Russian President, Dmitri Medvedev, who is in town on a political visit, dropped by on the sets of the film. Medvedev wanted to meet SRK and Kareena Kapoor, the grand daughter of the legendary actor Raj Kapoor.

It may be recalled that the legendary actor Raj Kapoor is the most popular Bollywood actor in Russia till date. Shree 420 and Awaara were big hits in Russia and songs from the films can still be heard in restaurants in and around Moscow.

A reliable source reveals, "The president was very keen to meet Shah Rukh Khan. Since he is a huge fan of Raj Kapoor, he also expressed his desire to meet the two grandchildren of Raj Kapoor Kareena and Ranbir. He couldn't meet Ranbir since the actor is shooting in

SRK keeps away from rude tweeters

Shah Rukh Khan prefers to lay low instead of hitting back at rude tweetersShah Rukh Khan has vamoosed from his micro-blogging site for over a month and a half. He last tweeted on his birthday November 2 stating "Birthday with the babies at the shoot in Berlin."

And then strangely, went quiet.

Considering that the eloquent star was pretty active, his long silence has led to all types of speculation as SRK did not announce that he is taking a sabbatical from Twitter as others do.


Certain sections also feel that he has gone off to avoid any questions pertaining to Tees Maar Khan and Farah Khan.

However a source close to the actor pooh-poohs the rumour, "Shah Rukh had been receiving a lot of negative comments lately. He was upset and hurt as a result.

And that is why he has withdrawn. He preferred to lie low instead of hitting back through the micro blogging site.

Also, he doesn't believe in blocking people who post negative comments but he is in a hea…

Shah Rukh Khan's Ra.1 completes fourth shooting schedule

Shah Rukh Khan's most ambitious film Ra.One has completed shooting the fourth schedule.

The fourth schedule at Filmistan Studio, was shot over seven days. According to a source close to the film informs that the next schedule will begin post New Year.

Ra.1 is produced by Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment and directed by Anubhav Sinha. The film stars Khan along with Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal and Shahana Goswami.

According to the source, Khan has performed some dangerous stunts in the film. The filming of Ra.1 began in March 2010. Khan has hired the special effects team from Hollywood. This will also be Kapoor's second film opposite with Khan after Asoka.

Ra.1 was earlier scheduled to release on 3 June, 2011, but was later postponed due to extensive post production work.


Waiting for Khan

In most of Europe, Bollywood films are living in the shadows and frequently have to deal with stereotypes. I have met quite a few people that say they do not like Indian films due to the 'interrupting' song and dance sequences. However, on enquiry most of them had to admit that they have actually never seen a Bollywood film. One result of this generalisation is the neglect of a variety of very well produced mainstream and independent films from the subcontinent.At least for Germany, things might change soon. This autumn, Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra and other well known Indian actors came to Berlin to shoot the sequel for the 2006 blockbuster "Don – The Chase Begins Again". After this was announced last summer, it did not take me long to find the local casting agency and eventually, I got booked as an extra for "Don 2".It is no coincidence that the producers decided to shoot in Germany. The local market for Bollywood film is flourishing: in th…