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SRK's dahi-handi revelry

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan starred as Govinda in a traditional ritual celebratingJanmashtamiin Mumbai on Thursday, August 29.

In this picture, SRK glances at the coconut he is going to use to smash the colourfuldahi handi, which is filled with milk, curd, butter, honey and fruits.


OUATIM D controversy; nothing personal says SRK

So much attention has been given to the tussle between the makers of OUATIM Dobaara! and Chennai Express thatShahrukh Khanhimself has decided to clear the air.

In an interview with Zoom, the actor has gone on record to say that he has nothing personal with anybody and the day for Chennai Express was shifted by a day because Eid also got shifted. He further says that their film had a booking in advance and they wanted it to run for seven days, post which they would share screen space.

He also clarified the clash between the two films saying that it was nothing personal and it's all about business which should be done with all goodness.


Shah Rukh Khan to celebrate Janmashtami

​Shah Rukh Khan's dialogue, 'Don't underestimate the power of a common man' in Chennai Express, has already caught on with the masses. We hear SRK has agreed to be a part of the Janmashtami celebrations tomorrow at Jambori Maidan, Worli, which is expected to be attended by lakhs of people from all over the state. The annual event — Worli Chi Dahi Handi — is organised by Sachin and Sangeeta Ahir of Shree Sankalp Pratisthan Charitable Trust.

"We've had many celebrities attending our dahi handi in the past, but this time we wanted the ultimate Bollywood Badshah. We were a bit apprehensive while approaching him, but were surprised when he agreed instantly. He knew all about our dahi handi and also about the humongous presence of aam janta that will be there. In fact, he told us that he has been curious to see some of the Govindas and that he keeps hearing about our event or watching it on TV," says Sangeeta.

Will SRK break the dahi handi? "He said, 'le…

Shahrukh Khan's advise to Suhana on her boyfriend

Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan often tells his daughter Suhana that if she decides to have a boyfriend and date someone, he should be like him.

As a husband and father, Shahrukh Khan has the positive image of family man. "I am a good man to love. I am very decent, loving, educated and caring. I would tell my daughter, that if she was to find a boyfriend, apart from my anger sometimes, she must find a boyfriend like me," the superstar said.

"If I can say this to my daughter, then I can say this to every girl," added the 47-year-old, whose portrayal of romantic heroes in films like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Dil To Pagal Hai and Kal Ho Naa Ho, have given several girls their idea of a perfect man.

Riding high on the success of his latest blockbuster Chennai Express, SRK finally took out some time for rest here Friday. "Dedicated the day for rehab of shoulder, mind and heart. Been pushing all three too hard," Shahrukh posted on Twitter.

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Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan's Happy New Year celebrations from September 1

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Abhishek Bachchan are all set to begin shooting for choreographer turned director Farah Khan's ambitious project Happy New Year from September 1.

Besides Shah Rukh Khan and Abhishek Bachchan, the film also stars Sonu Sood and Boman Irani.

Malayalam superstar Prithviraj, who was last seen in Aurangzeb, is also part of the ensemble cast.

After much anticipation and speculation it was revealed that Deepika Padukone will play the female lead in the film.

This is the second time Shah Rukh Khan and Abhishek Bachchan will share screen space after Karan Johar's Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna.

Farah Khan tweeted Abhishek Bachchan: "@juniorbachchan: @TheFarahKhan YAAAAAYYYY!!!"R u Ready 4 the ride juniour?!

To which the actor replied: @TheFarahKhan are YOU ready for me Farahbia?

The film, which got delayed due to Shah Rukh Khan's shoulder injury, while shooting for Rohit Shetty's Chennai Express, will now commence shooting in September.

Actor Son…

‘Chennai Express’ Box Office Collection: SRK Starrer 'Unstoppable'; Fetches ₹211 Crore at Domestic BO

​Shah Rukh Khan's "Chennai Express" continues its dream run at the domestic box office.

"Chennai Express" surpassed "3 Idiots" record on Friday (23 August) by becoming the biggest grosser of Indian cinema, raking in ₹202.67 crore in the Indian market. The SRK-Deepika Padukone starrer maintained momentum in the third weekend despite new releases.

"Chennai Express" minted ₹2.12 crore on Friday and the collections witnessed an increase on Saturday and Sunday. The third weekend figures have taken the total figures to ₹211.03 crore.

"#ChennaiExpress collected Rs 10.48 cr nett in Weekend 3. Breakup: Fri 2.12 cr, Sat 3.61 cr, Sun 4.75 cr. Grand total: Rs 211.03 cr. ATBB," film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.

The action-comedy entertainer, which has set up new benchmarks in India as well as overseas, has been declared an "all time blockbuster." Director Rohit Shetty has become the most successful director of Hindi …

I can't wait to roll on the floor with AbRam, says Shah Rukh Khan

Now that his Chennai Express has safely journeyed the box-office, Shah Rukh Khan is looking forward to savouring some sweet moments at home with his newborn AbRam, before getting headlong into the shooting for his next film Happy New Year next month.

Time tales
Khan — who became dad for the third time in May this year admits that he has hardly got to spend any time with AbRam because of health issues but he shares that the premature infant's health is improving with each passing day. The new father shares, "I don't spend much time with AbRam. I hardly see him. I am not allowed to see him too much as he has to be infection free for another one month."

SRK, however, adds that he is waiting for the day when the tot will be allowed to roam around freely in the house, as he is still kept under close observation in a sterilised room to avoid infection, "I'd like to roll with him on the ground, yeah that's what I'm really looking forward…

SRK celebrates Chennai Express success party, but where is Deepika?

SRK grooving to Lungi Dance during the success party of Chennai Express.  Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost Shah Rukh Khan greets veteran actress Kamini Kaushal, who played his grandmother in the film. Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost Shah Rukh Khan shakes a leg with comedian Raju Srivastav and actor Nikitin Dheer. Gokhale/Firstpost Shah Rukh Khan with the cast and crew of Chennai Express and the CEO of UTV Siddharth Roy Kapur. Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost Shah Rukh Khan with director of Chennai Express Rohit Shetty. Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost Shah Rukh Khan poses for a picture with a cast member during the success party of Chennai Express. Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost

I would love to make Ra.One 2: Shah Rukh Khan

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who set new benchmarks in Indian cinema with the use of new technology in Ra.One, says he would love to do Ra.One 2, but that could take time as the country lacks trained technicians.He says technology and equipment alone aren't enough to make a technologically high-end film."We have the latest technology and the equipment, but we lack trained technicians. For Ra.One, we had hired 50 foreign-trained technicians. I would love to work in Ra.One 2, but it's not easy. For a film with a different genre like 'Ra.One', I'll need at least two to three years for preparation," Shah Rukh told IANS in an interview. Courtesy: Facebook "Ra.One", released in 2011, was an ambitious Rs.150-crore ($30 million) project high on world class VFX. It reportedly had 3,500 VFX shots and Shah Rukh had collaborated with Jeffrey Kleiser, co-founder of US-based Synthesian Studios, to supervise the work done by SRK's Red Chillies VFX team.…

Chennai Express earns Rs 200 crore, a look at others in the elite club

​ Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone have gone all guns blazing withChennai Express. The film, which released on Eid (August 9, 2013), has crossed the Rs 200 crore barrier. In this edition of Box Office Report Card, here's a look at the films that have managed to break the barrier ofRs 200 crore.Reason whyChennai Expresschugged ahead ofOnce Upon Ay Time In Mumbai DobaaraInterestingly, while Aamir Khan's3 Idiotsthat released on Christmas in 2009 took 70 days to cross the mark, SRK's film did the same in just 15 days. Apart from this, here are a few unknown facts about the Rs. 200 cr Club members:Chennai Expressmanaged to break3 Idiotsrecord after approximately 1267 days /181 weeksAamir Khan achieved this milestone when he was 45 years old, while SRK achieved it near to his 48th birthday.Deepika Padukone achieved this milestone at the age of 27 years, as compared to Kareena who reached the mileston when she was nearly 29 years old.Pics: Chennai Express success …

Chennai Express success bash: Shah Rukh Khan and team

SRK's Chennai Express fastest to make Rs. 200 crore

​SRK-Deepika starrer Chennai Express is speeding ahead with all its vigour. After making fastest R 100 cr at the
box office, the film has now smashed into R 200 cr club, and yes it's the fastest entrant so far.
While John Abraham's Madras Cafe is set to release on Friday, the 'Hit' Express is not in a mood to stop its
success run at the BO.
The film collected R 200 crore in 2 weeks. "#ChennaiExpress 2 weeks grand totalstands at R 200.55 cr nett.
ALL TIME BLOCKBUSTER," tweeted Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh.
Collections so far
"Collected R 43.85 cr nett in Week 2. Breakup: Fri 6.50 cr, Sat 8.51 cr, Sun 10.22 cr, Mon 3.80 cr, Tue 7.06
cr, Wed 4.51 cr, Thu 3.25 cr. Grand total: R 200.55 cr nett," Adarsh shares the break-up.
The second week collection of the movie was not as high as the first week though. "While the first weekend of
the film's release witnessed a staggering R 100.42 crores in collections, the second weekend collections dropped
to …

Aditya follows Shah Rukh Khan's footsteps

WhenShah Rukh Khaninsisted on having his co-star Deepika Padukone's name appear first on the credits of the recently released Chennai Express, he did manage to break the norm. After his first-of-its-kind initiative in an industry that is considered to be male dominated, he has set an example of sorts for the others too.
Taking lead in following SRK's footsteps isKannadaactorAditya, who has two films up for release shortly. "I haveSweety - Nanna JodiandRebel- coming up for release in the next few months and both the films will have the heroine's name appear on the opening credits list before my own," says the actor.
Sweety marks the comeback of KannadaactressRadhika Kumaraswamy, while Rebel also stars Sanjjanaa.
Ladies first, is what Aditya's saying right now.

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Chennai Express crosses Rs 200 crore in domestic collections

Shahrukh Khan's Chennai Express is on the verge to break 3 Idiot's record at the box office.

The film has already crossed 200 crore collection in domestic market. Rohit Shetty'sChennai Expressbecame the highest grosser of this year.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#OUATIMD dull, #ChennaiExpress crosses 200 cr mark in India."

The flick was made with a budget of 75 cr became the fastest 100-cr earner in the history of Indian cinema.

The movie has done well not only in metros like Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, and Bangalore but has also managed to do well in smaller cities. It has also done well abroad, especially in the USA, London and South Africa.

Highlights of Chennai Express
- Highest collections in Previews ever
- Biggest 1st day ever
- Highest 2nd day ever
- Highest 3rd day ever
- Highest weekend ever

Shah Rukh Khan to celebrate Chennai Express' success with team, friends

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has quite a few reasons to celebrate this year - first the birth of his son AbRam and now the super duper success of his latest release Chennai Express.

And King Khan is set to celebrate the film's success with a grand party at his home Mannat tonight.

Tweeting about the party, Shah Rukh Khan wrote: "Everyone out ur arms wide and send me a big Hugout ! Just wanting one with the right to ask for it..."

Yay party tonite with all the people who actually made the film possible. Team #ChennaiExpress<

all 300 of them. Red & Black & Hair Down!!

— SHAH RUKH KHAN (@iamsrk) August 22, 2013
Chennai Express has been racing ahead and smashing all records - one being the fastest Bollywood movie to have crossed Rs 100 crore mark in just 4 days.

Chennai Express inches close to Rs 200 crore club, collects Rs 192 cr

Shah Rukh Khan'sChennai Expresshas been smashing box office records since its release on August 9. The movie had collected a whopping Rs 67.92 cr in just 2 days of its release and then crossed the Rs 100 crore mark in the opening weekend itself.Chennai Expressis now inching close to the Rs 200 crore mark and has collected over Rs 192 crore. Tweeting the figures, noted critic Taran Adarsh also wrote, thatChennai Expresshas surpassed Ranbir Kapoor'sYeh Jawaani Hai Dewaaniand has thus become the biggest grosser of 2013 and the third biggest grosser of all times in India.#ChennaiExpress[Week 2]: Fri 6.50 cr, Sat 8.51 cr, Sun 10.22 cr, Mon 3.80 cr, Tue 7.06 cr. Grand total: Rs 192.85 cr nett. FANTABULOUS! — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh)August 21, 2013 Meanwhile, Aamir Khan's3 Idiotscontinues to top the list at Rs 202 crore. Even after the release of Ekta Kapoor'sOnce Upon Ay Time in Mumbai Dobaarastarring Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha and Imran Khan, SRK'…

Shah Rukh Khan's 'Chennai Express' mints Rs 192.85 cr; Rs 500 cr anyone?

Gone are the days when Bollywood films running in their silver and golden jubilee weeks would be applauded by critics and fans alike and considered full-blown masterpieces. As the competition to make the cut with the viewers gets intense and collecting Rs 100 crore at the box office emerges as the new benchmark of success for Bollywood projects, the filmmakers have no option but to think of innovative ways to woo the viewers to the cinema halls. Busy deciding strategies to mint hundreds of crores at the box office, filmmakers end up neglecting the script - the vital element of any film. The phenomenal success of 'Chennai Express' (it has earned Rs.192.85 crore till now) despite its criticism and its ability to dampen the revenue of Ekta Kapoor's 'Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara' is an offshoot of multiple reasons and strategies. Besides releasing 'Chennai Express' in 3,500 screens in the domestic market and 700 screens overseas, the film was dub…

Now you can follow Shah Rukh via sms

Shah Rukh Khan is going out of his way to spread cheer for his fans'. Or rather have them cheering for him. The actor's enabled his fans to follow his tweets by sending a text message to 09015500555. The initiative is a collaboration between Twitter India and ZipDial. Trust SRK to be the first Indian celeb to allow his fans to dial and follow him on Twitter. And this feature is available to those even without a Twitter account.

What a way for the actor to cast his net, err… spell far and wide. And he has been in a very happy place since Chennai Express did exceedingly well at the box office. According to a source, Shah Rukh said, "I have always believed in the power of technology and use it in various ways to further my connection with my audience. In recent years, Twitter has been a magical place for me to engage with my fans. I hope all my fans in India will avail this new service to connect with me. I thank ZipDial and Twitter India for helping me inaugurate this innova…

No free ticket for 'Chennai Express' as per offer!

​ A MiD DAY reader was turned away from getting a free ticket as advertised by the production company behind SRK's new film. A genuine case of misunderstanding or eyewash?​
While Shah Rukh Khan's Chennai Express is hurtling full steam ahead making its way into record books the makers are leaving no stones unturned to promote the film in all possible manner. But what came across our notice yesterday could perhaps cause a slight dent on the hunky-dory picture that the producers are trying to paint of the film's connect with the public.

A MiD DAY reader had queued up at a suburban multiplex in Juhu hoping to bag the deal that has been advertised by the makers across all leading newspapers. But much to his dismay, he was only handed out two tickets. The distraught man told us, "When I demanded my third ticket, I was reprimanded for not announcing it loud and clear at the counter that I had specifically come looking for the offer. Why advertise it if they don't want t…

Phone, SMS to tweet to me, says Shah Rukh Khan

Effective Tuesday, any mobile user in India can follow the actor's Twitter account @iamsrk by simply dialing, or giving a missed call, at +919015500555

Users tweet from their phones using SMS or Twitter's mobile website, but Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan has taken it a step further to garner more fans. Effective Tuesday, any mobile user in India can follow the actor's Twitter account @iamsrk by simply dialing, or giving a missed call, at +919015500555, his company Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt. Ltd said in a statement on Tuesday. "The experience works for 100% of mobile users in India on any phone, any operator network and is completely free, irrespective of whether they have a Twitter account or data-enabled phone," the company said. Commenting on the global integration with Twitter India and ZipDial that has made this possible, Khan said in the statement: "I have always believed in the power of technology and use it in various ways to further my connection …