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Shah Rukh Khan Trying His Hand at Gujarati after Tamil?

Bollywood Superstar Shah Rukh Khan will be seen playing a Gujarati
don in his upcoming venture if rumours are to be believed.

According to reports, the "Chennai Express" star has given an
"in-principle nod" to Rahul Dholakia, who will direct the movie.

"In the film, Shah Rukh is supposed to play a large-hearted Gujarati
don. Since the project is in the nascent stages, not many are aware of
it. Dholakia has already met Shah Rukh a few times about the film and
for narrations," Hindustan Times quoted an industry insider as saying.

As per the reports, Shah Rukh will reunite with Farhan Akhtar and
Ritesh Sidhwani, who worked with him in "Don" franchise.

"SRK trusts Farhan and Ritesh's judgment and vision. Besides, the
three of them are good friends. Since he has given his nod just a few
days back, things will slowly kick off now," the insider added.

The source went on to add that Shah Rukh will take up the project only
next year after w…

The Rags to Riches Story of Shah Rukh Khan

It may sound like something straight out a Manmohan Desai potboiler. A middle-class Delhi boy, high on hopes and dreams turned up in Mumbai with just Rs 1,500 in his pocket and more than 20 years later, becomes King of all he surveys. He was a rank outsider; yet today it would be hard to find someone who doesn't know him. In fact, more recently, when Shah Rukh Khan stepped out at the Jamaa El Fna square in Morocco the entire city gathered around him. For someone who was kicked out from his house for not being able to cough up the rent, today he owns a string of prime properties in major cities across the world. 'Mannat', his Mumbai abode, has become a tourist hotspot. That's the magic of India's most celebrated superstar. His story is ripe for a biopic.

Jab Tak Hai Jaanwas a success, potential blockbusters are in your kitty, you have won the IPL, conquered the ad world… what next?
A lot of people ask me this question — what else is there for me to achieve? So, if I s…

Shah Rukh Khan's secret visit to a local clinic

In a surprise visit that brought South Bombay nearly to a standstill, actorShah Rukh Khanvisited a clinic in the Navsari building at Fort around 5 pm yesterday.

WifeGauri Khan, who we were made to be believe was in London all this while, was present with her husband. Amidst reports of the couple planning a third child through surrogacy, this unscheduled visit to the doc was enough to get us curious.

When TOI investigated further, we were rather surprised to find the real cause.

SRK was only visiting eye-specialist Dr Burjor P Banaji for a regular eye check-up. Incidentally, Banaji also happens to be the doctor who treated the late Balasaheb Thackeray. SRK's appointment lasted for nearly 45 minutes, and the superstar, quite graciously clicked pictures with the clinic staff.

From what we could gather, SRK complained of burning sensation in the eye. "A mild concern which inevitably strikes when you get closer to 50," said the good doctor.

source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.…

Chennai Express: Shahrukh Khan's tribute to Namma Rajinikanth

Shahrukh Khan is slowly getting closer to Tamil Nadu by one or the other way. The Bollywood superstar in the recent years have made efforts to woo Tamilians. It all started with his Ra.One where he roped in Namma Rajinikanth to do an electrifying cameo. It undoubtedly gave the movie a decent market in Tamil Nadu where Hindi films hardly made good business. Well, his latest movie Chennai Express also has a Tamil connection. Well, not only the story is about a man falling in love with a Tamil 'ponnu (girl)', but also there are a few Kollywood actors, who have worked in the film. Recently, we saw Shahrukh Khan attending a Tamil film awards event and partying with Kollywood men too. Now, there is yet another reason to believe that Shahrukh Khan has a special place for Tamil Nadu and Kollywood men, as he is all set to have a special song in forthcoming Hindi movie Chennai Express on one of the biggest stars of Kollywood. It is none other than superstar Rajinikanth! Continue reading…

Shah Rukh Khan, Shahid Kapoor to co-host IIFA awards 2013

IIFA 2013 will be held at The Venetian Macao, the Official host destination partner and is supported by the Macau Government Tourist Office. Shah Rukh Khan (L) and Shahid Kapoor addressing an awards ceremony in Mumbai in 2010. - AFP Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan will play host at this year's IIFA awards along with Shahid Kapoor.Khan last hosted hosted IIFA in 2005.The award ceremony is returning to Macau for a second time this year after 2009.The award show will see performances from Deepika Padukone, Madhuri Dixit and Abhishek Bachchan. Actor-director-choreographer Prabhudeva will perform with Sridevi in a dance off.IIFA 2013 will be held at The Venetian Macao, the Official host destination partner and is supported by the Macau Government Tourist Office.


Shah Rukh Khan ropes in Honey Singh for Chennai Express

It looks like Shah Rukh Khan is determined to leave no stone unturned to ensure his latest project Chennai Express works out just fine. And then some more. His latest brainwave is to get the much sought-after Honey Singh to compose a very special item song. A move that has apparently not gone down well with composers Vishal-Shekhar who have composed the rest of the songs in this eagerly-awaited film. Says a source close to Honey Singh, "He was very pleasantly surprised to get a call from Shah Rukh about a  very special song." Honey Singh is surprised to know that that one knows about his special song in Chennai Express. Says the ebullient rock star, "I was very very surprised and happy to hear from Shah Rukh Bhai. He said he wanted me to do a particular song for Chennai Express and told me to do what I could. I wrote and composed the song while I was in Mauritius. Both Shah Rukh Bhai and I are huge Rajinikanth fans. This number is our tribute to Rajinikanth." …

Shah Rukh Khan back with a bang: 'Chennai Express' already a hit

I can now be an action hero but only with Rohit Shetty: SRK
One of the most anticipated films this year is 'Chennai Express' starring Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan and directed by Rohit Shetty. The trailer of the film has been released and we aren't surprised with it being a visual delight. As this is Rohit and Shah Rukh's first time together so when Rohit was asked about working with SRK, he said, "It feels great; he is a lovely actor and a superb friend .Even Shah Rukh had a take on this as he replied saying, "Rohit's hallmark is his vision for a film, the way he writes it and how his team works to get it on the celluloid. Genres whether it is comedy or action, his works speak volumes." Regarding the action in the film he also credits Rohit saying, "It's easier to do action with the team that Rohit plans and organises than to do a love song in any film. It's completely harmless, safe and gentle. I can now be an action he…

Never spoke about surrogacy: SRK

Responding to the sex-determination test allegation levelled by an NGO against him, actor Shah Rukh Khan, in an email, informed the civic body that he had not given any statement on surrogacy. 
Varsha Deshpande, from NGO Lek Ladki Abhiyaan, had asked the civic authorities to book Khan, his wife Gauri, Dr Firuza Parikh and the trustees ofJaslok Hospital, where the surrogacy procedure had allegedly taken place. "The complaint was filed on the basis of news reports which claimed that the couple had commissioned a surrogate mother and the unborn child is a boy. Now that he has denied giving any such statement in the media, we are looking for the doctor who may have leaked out the information," said a senior health official. 
Meanwhile, the hospital authorities have served a legal notice to the activist. Acting on the complaint, health officials from the civic body had visited the hospital at Peddar Road to check if the administration or the doctors had any role to play in the inciden…

Krrish 3 to hit screens with Chennai Express

Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan will hit the silver screens together with the release of Chennai Express.

But Hrithik won't be seen in the film. Instead, the trailer of the actor's upcoming superhero film, Krrish 3, will be launched with the Rohit Shetty directorial on August 8. 

"That's the plan. I'm going to talk to Shah Rukh or UTV about it," confirms Krrish 3 director-producer Rakesh Roshan. "Launching the trailer with a big film guarantees you many eyeballs."

Chennai Express makers keep distributors waiting

Although director Rohit Shetty's upcoming action-comedy film is being touted as one of the most-anticipated  movies of this year, the makers seem to be in no hurry to monetise the buzz. There's just about a month-and-ahalf left for the film's release and the producers are still keeping a host of distributors waiting.

Now, we've been informed by well-placed trade sources that the Shah Rukh Khan-Deepika Padukone starrer will only be sold after the film's music launch that is tentatively scheduled to take place on July 3.
Trade analyst Amod Mehra says, "There's already a lot of buzz around the film, and once the music launches, they (makers) could even hike their price." Ask trade expert Taran Adarsh whether he expects them to follow this route and he says, "It's the combination of SRK and Rohit coming together on Eid. And if the music does well, it would just be the cherry on top for them. There could be a price hike, too." Co-produced by Red …

Shahrukh Khan: Not a single scene in Chennai Express shows Tamilians in poor light

The Bollywood superstar says there are no jibes against South Indians in his upcoming movie and that he admires them a lot Amid reports that he is seen taking potshots at South Indians, especially Tamilians, in his forthcoming filmChennai Express,Shahrukh Khanhas cleared the air by saying that he admires the Tamil people a lot. "Because they are immensely talented. They are way ahead in technology and they are ready to work hard. And they are very friendly too," said the Bollywood Baadshah. He added, "There is not even a single scene inChennai Expresswhich will show Tamilians in poor light. How can I do that when I admire them a lot?" Deepika Padukone is the heroine of the movie, which was shot mostly in Tamil Nadu. Veteran Sathyaraj has played a crucial role in this Rohit Shetty romcom.

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Tough luck, you can't hug Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan is probably the only superstar, who often obliges his fans with a warm hug reciprocating their unconditional affection for him. Anyone who's met the actor will vouch for the fact that he is a complete charmer. Knowing SRK's unflinching enthusiasm (he is always willing to return the fans' affection) we've heard people close to the actor are requesting those who pay him a visit to refrain from embracing him. sourceL

SRK takes off for Suhana

He left a media interaction midway to spend an hour with his daughter before she flew to London.

In between nursing his shoulder injury and honouring his professional commitments, Shah Rukh Khan has been left with little or no time to spend with his family. At a recent media interaction however, the actor dropped everything and rushed home just in time before his daughter Suhana flew off to London along with friends for a vacation they had planned. 

The incident took place on June 13 at the Red Chillies Office where Shah Rukh was in the midst of media interviews. 

An eyewitness told Mirror: "Following the launch of the Chennai Express trailer, Shah Rukh went to his office where media interactions had been lined up. Giving him company were Deepika Padukone and Rohit Shetty, who were with him till midnight almost. Around 11.45pm, Shah Rukh appeared to whisper something to his team and rushed out of the building. He wasn't there for at least 55 minutes." 

While nobody had any i…

Red Chillies office turns into a fortress, thanks to Hrithik

Hrithik Roshan is honing his super powers in utmost secrecy. The VFX editing for his next ambitious venture 'Krrish 3' is underway at the Red Chillies office in Khar and the place has been converted into a fortress of sorts.

It is one of the most expensive films of the year and the details of the project have been a closely guarded secret. So much so, the gossip columns have not yet got a whiff of what is going on behind the closed door of the studios. Even in the post-production stage, every precaution is been taken to keep it that way until it is time to divulge more. To ensure this, an entire floor has been cordoned off for the project.

A source from the film unit told TOI, "If any one wants to access the floor in Hrithik's absence, he has to take permission from the actor. A call goes from the office to Hrithik and only when he gives a nod, the person is granted admission."BothHrithikandRakeshRoshanfrequent the office to supervise the goings-on.

The source added…

Shah Rukh Khan celebrates Sri Lankan fan's birthday

​​There's no doubt that Shah Rukh Khan has fans all over the world, but few may be as star-struck as 70-year-old Shirani Samarasekara. The Sri Lankan visited the city last week only to meet the actor on her birthday. "Before she flew in, she did all the necessary correspondence with SRK's team so that she could meet him," says a source close to the actor.

Shah Rukh, too, was curious to meet the elderly lady, who took pains to come from another country just to meet him. The source says, "Shirani stayed at a hotel close to Shah Rukh's residence. He sneaked out of a media interaction session to meet her. They spent almost an hour chatting over coffee."

Apparently, the visit was a gift from Shirani's sons to mark her 70th birthday. "She's been a fan of Shah Rukh for the last 15 years. Even at this age, she does crazy things like watching his films multiple times and covering the walls of her drawing room and bedroom with his pictures. Her sons th…

SRK to make musical Marathi debut

Shah Rukh Khan is about to make a musical, Marathi debut. Music composer and singer Shekhar Ravjiani has roped him for his Marathi single, Saanvli. The song, which also features Sunidhi Chauhan, is about first love and SRK has already shot the video

A source said "Shah Rukh Khan is synonymous with romance. Shekhar met him at a studio and played out the single for him. He connected with the song instantly and agreed to feature in the video."

The music video has been directed by Ravi Jadhav (who has won a National Award forNatrang) and the lyrics are penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya. It also features a verse that reads 'Parchhayi Teri Saanvli Si, Natkhat Thodi Baavli Si'.

A source added, "The revenue from this song will go to an NGO, which is another reason why SRK agreed to be a part of the project. The video will feature him reciting the verse. It was rather nice of him to make himself available to shoot the video despite his busy schedule."
When contacted, Shekh…

‘Chennai Express’: Shah Rukh Khan Claims to be a Fantastic Lover at 47

Bollywood superstar and the lead actor of "Chennai Express", Shah Rukh Khan, in a candid chat claimed that even at 47 he is a fantastic lover.

Shah Rukh made the comment during an event in Mumbai when he was asked to share his experience on how he felt when he had to play the role of a 40-year-old man in "Chennai Express".

The actor was quick to respond saying he never understood why people asked him such sort of questions. He went on to ask why his co-actresses,  who are younger to him, were never asked such questions.

He stressed that he is still a wonderful lover at his age. "I am a fantastic lover at 47 and not a virgin," he said.

In another statement during the event, Shah Rukh, who is often seen playing romantic characters in his films, confessed that he has a feminine side which would have hindered film makers from offering him macho roles.

Pointing out to the gathering as to how he was sitting with his knees touching and ankles crossed, Shah Rukh witti…

SRK, crew survive on biscuits for a week

A crew of over 200 people, including cast members Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone and director Rohit Shetty lived on biscuits for a major part of the week during the shoot of Chennai Express. "This was during an elaborate schedule at Dudhsagar, Goa," informs a unit member adding, "There was a major train sequence that had to be filmed on location and we had to be present at six in the morning every day. Since this involved a train that passed through a bridge at a fixed hour, we had to work on very tight timelines."It wasn't just waking up early which proved to be their nightmare. "The cook had to begin making  preparations at two in the night. When it was finally time for lunch ten hours later, it didn't remain fresh at all," recollects the unit member. The matter was then discussed with SRK since the shoot would last for a week. This is when it was decided that entire crew would have to survive on biscuits."SRK took the first step and w…

SRK's‘Chennai Express’ crosses 2 million mark on Youtube

​  Shahrukh KhanandDeepika Padukonestarrer 'Chennai Express' trailer was released few days back on youtube and the trailer already crossed 2 million mark. In the movie, Shahrukh plays a North Indian and Deepika Padukone a South Indian girl. Internet users liked the trailer very much and it was widely watched.
The trailer shows Shahrukh Khan boarding a Chennai Express train and his life completely changed. He met Deepika in the train and their love story falls on track. Ever since he met Deepika, one after another problem followed him.  Life becomes tragic when he met with Deepika Padukone's father who is an underworld don.In the film, Shahrukh is Rahul and his age is 40. He says, "Myself Rahul. Chaalis saal ka ho gaya hoon (I am 40). Normally iss age tak har kissi ke life mein adha ek twist to aa hi jata hainMeri life mein bhi ek twist aya, bahut bara twist jisse meri life hi badal gayi (In this age normally everyone has some big twist in their life and so did I. …

Respect life more than love, says Shah Rukh

Reacting to the recent suicide of actress Jiah Khan, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khansays life should not be less important than love.

Jiah, 25, was found hanging at her flat in Sagar Sangeet Building in the posh Juhu area on June 3 around midnight. She apparently left a note, which points fingers towards Aditya Pancholi's son Suraj, who has been arrested in connection with her suicide. 

Jiah and Suraj were in a relationship for quite some time and reportedly there were problems between the couple, which seem to have forced her to take the extreme step. 

"Everyone has different definition of love. Love is a universal thing. I play the role of a lover which are written by a set of people...It is their interpretation of love. But I feel we should respect life more than love," Shah Rukh told reporters at the first look launch of 'Chennai Express'. 

"There are going to be difficult times in everyone's life but one must not give up, and respect life. Every prob…