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Shahrukh Khan in talks to play an anti-hero in Dhoom 3

After the super-success of the villain (John Abraham in Dhoom, and Hrithik Roshan in Dhoom 2), the part of the anti- hero has become the most coveted role in B-Town.

Every now and then, big names are being tossed around as being nearly signed for this role and now the latest rumour is that Shah Rukh Khan will feature in the role in this action thriller.

A source who claims to be in the know swears, “Yash Raj Films have been going through a lull period as none of their on-the-floor movies or their completed ones are generating any curiosity from the buyers as well as the audiences. SRK has always been a quick-fix solution for the Chopras.

When- ever their mega boat is rocked, good friend Adi Chopra calls on SRK and the actor steps in to bail out his dost.” This last happened with Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.

Now an insider claims claim that SRK has been approached by the banner to play the main villain in Dhoom 3, “Last week, SRK was called in for a tentative one-line narration; he was impressed and agreed to be part of the film.”

Although one wonders when SRK will find the time to finish this film, which reportedly starts some time next year. SRK is very charged about his superhero flick and Don 2, which he wants to finish in 2010, along with his home production Happy New Year, to be directed by Farah Khan, so where is the time to fit in Dhoom 3? It is also not clear who will direct D:3 as Sanjay Gadhvi has had a fallout with YRF.”


May 26, 2009 Posted by | Bollywood, Movie, News, world | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Asin to romance Shahrukh Khan | replaces Katrina Kaif

This Southern belle is definitely having a ball. After working with Aamir Khan in Ghajini Salman Khan in yet-to-be-released London Dreams , Asin is set to work with Shahrukh Khan .

Grapevine is abuzz that Asin is being considered for a role opposite SRK in a Yashraj film. However, the original choice for the role was Katrina Kaif , but Shahrukh, who wants to keep safe distance from Salman and co., wasn’t too interested in working with Katrina.

So Katrina is reportedly out and Asin is in.

Saying yes to the project wasn’t easy for Asin. She had already allotted the dates to a Priyadarshan flick with none other than Akshay Kumar . And since Yashraj Films demanded dates around the same time, Asin was in a fix. She had to choose between doing a film with Akki or Yashraj.

But luck favoured Asin. Akshay asked Priyadarshan to postpone his film because of unavailability of dates. So as Priyan’s film was shifted to 2010, Asin had free dates for the Yashraj film.

So now, as things stand, Asin is most likely doing the YR Film with SRK. But interestingly, there’s a buzz that she might be replaced by Katrina in Priyan’s film with Akki.

Well, the two ladies are all square now.

April 1, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Highest paid actress from India-Freida Pinto

Freida Pinto, the star in the Oscar-winning film, Slumdog Millionaire, has leaped ahead of her Indian rivals to become the highest paid actress in Bollywood, a news report said.

Following the success of Slumdog, which took home eight Oscars and whose worldwide box office receipts so far are estimated at over $ 270 million, the Indian model-turned-actress has landed a series of lucrative roles with top directors, including Woody Allen and Julian Schnabel.

According to a report in the Daily Telegraph, she has pushed ahead of her colleagues Kareena Kapoor,Katrina Kaif and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, to become the highest paid actress in India.

Freida is currently in Israel to shoot for a new film that focuses on the interwoven lives of a Israeli and Palestinian women from the early years of the state through the early 1990s.

The British daily, quoting sources close to the Indian star, said her earnings have now topped 2 million pounds.

‘Freida is fast reaching the top status in the international arena. The actress’ projects with big filmmakers like Woody Allen have helped her join a league which no other Indian actress has achieved so far,’ said a film analyst.

‘Freida can’t be compared to Aishwarya because we’re not pitching her as an Indian girl in international films. Freida is a true global face,’ Anirban Das, CEO of her management company, was quoted as saying in the report.

Freida Pinto-The Next Bond Girl

N Yaa…Freida Pinto has also been invited to a screen test for the next Bond movie, reports UK’s The Sun.

One of Hollywood’s hottest properties, the 24-year-old Mumbai model could become the new Bond girl.

Freida was first spotted by producers during the casting for Quantum of Solace but has most recently been swept up in Slumdog mania — eight Oscars, seven Baftas and four Golden Globes!

A source said: “She was too young at the time to have a part as a love interest for a secret agent. But she has blossomed into an incredibly stunning young woman and would look perfect on Daniel Craig’s arm. [Slumdog director] Danny Boyle is favorite to take the helm of the next movie, which would increase Freida’s chances of a starring role.”

DO YOU THINK Freida Pinto would be a good Bond girl — Yaa or Naa?

I don’t think she would be suitable for the role. The only flick we know her from is slumdog and that was a little feel good movie with a predictable ending and a senseless bollywood dance to conclude the movie.Besides she was lousy in the movie, not a good actress. As for her exoticism… hardly the case. She is just “exotic” enough to fit perfectly well into western beauty standards. That’s how exotic she is. Interesting how colorism is applied not just to women of African American descent.

March 28, 2009 Posted by | Bollywood, Hollywood, Movie, News, world | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shah Rukh ropes in Hollywood writer-director David Benullo for ‘Ra.1’

Done with his shoulder surgery, superstar Shah Rukh Khan now seems to be gearing up for his upcoming production ‘Ra.1’.

The actor has reportedly signed Hollywood’s famous writer-director David Benullo for the film being directed by Anubhav Sinha.David is best known for writing the screenplay of much appreciated ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ and the script for Hallowed Ground, Cupid and Shadow Man, which had won him accolades.

And now he has been roped by none other than King Khan for his next venture ‘Ra.1’, which is reportedly an SFX film.An industry insider said, “‘Ra1’ has loads of special effects, which is why it is to be made differently from the usual commercial Hindi films.

SRK wanted a writer who would do justice to the film. So he got David Benullo to work on the script.”

Confirming the news, director Anubhav Sinha said, “Yes, David Benullo is one of the writers working on the script.” Reports reveal that the writer has already started working on the film when he was he was in India recently.‘

Ra.1’ is slated for release early next year.

March 22, 2009 Posted by | Bollywood, Hollywood, Movie, News, world | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Don2 to go on floors April 2010

After releasing Don – The Chase Begins as one of the mega Bollywood Diwali releases in 2006, director Farhan Aktar is planning to release the sequel Don 2 in a Diwali bonanza in 2010.


When asked about the delays in shoot Farhan replied, “Don 2 requires a summer shoot and since in the summer of 2009 both me and Shah Rukh, being both busy with our acting assignments, the shoot for our film will only begin next summer which is of 2010.”

Sources however have revealed that Priyanka Chopra will also be starring in the sequel opposite Shah Rukh Khan when the film goes to floor in April 2010. The director/actor/singer, who has recently led a full diary due to films Rock On!! and Luck By Chance, has no time to sit in the director’s chair until the summer of next year.

March 9, 2009 Posted by | Bollywood, Movie | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shah Rukh Khan to feature on ‘STAR PLUS’ New Year Special

A special program to usher in the New Year on Star Plus titled ‘Mauja Hi Mauja’ will head line Bollywood crowd pullers like Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Salman Khan.


Conceived as a homage to Mumbai police officers who laid down their lives for the safety of Mumbaikers, the program will also feature other stars including Priyanka Chopra, Kangaana Ranaut, Govinda, Madhur Bhandarkar, Shreyas Talpade, Neetu Chandra,Neha Dhupia, Shaan, Himesh Reshammiya, Adnan Sami, Kim Sharma, Jonny Lever, Mona Singh, Hussain and Tina.

Besides performances the fun filled extravaganza will include gags and spoofs.

Tune in to Mauja Hi Mauja-Bollywood Ka Sabse Bada Tamasha on December 31 at 10 pm only on Star Plus.

December 31, 2008 Posted by | Bollywood, Movie | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sabsey Favourite Kaun 2009 Winners

SABSEY FAVOURITE KAUN 2009 WINNERS                      


Sabsey Favaurite Hero                 Akshay Kumar

Sabsey Favaurite Heroine             Katrina Kaif

Path Breaking Film of the Year      Rock On

Sabsey Favaurite Film                Singh Is Kinng

Sabsey Favourite Comic Hero      Paresh Rawal

Sabsey Favourite Gaana            Kabhi Kabhi Aditi

Sabsey Tez Sitara                    Deepika Padukone

Sabsey Favourite Fashion Icon   Bipasha Basu

Sabsey Favourite Naya Hero      Imran Khan

Sabsey Favourite Nayi Heroin     Prachi Desai

Where is SRK in the winners list?

This is.Akki is the sabse fav hero???He do not deserve it.

From Last Five Years SRK wins the Favourite Hero Awards.This awards was compete between Dec 2007 to Nov 2008.So RNBDJ n Ghajini is not in list.Then why Taare Zameen Par hasn’t got any awards.Its a great movie.And its Singh is king,which won Sabse fav film.In fact,Akshay Kumar do not deserve it and his film too.

December 28, 2008 Posted by | Bollywood, Movie | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 27 Comments

Rab ne Bana Di Jodi-Rediff Review

Movie:Rab Ne Bana DI jodi

Starring:Shah Rukh Khan,Anushka Sharma,Vinay Pathak

Director:Aditya Chopra

Music Composer:Salim-Sulaiman

Adtiya made Mohabbatein next, which was judged against DDLJ. I saw it twice, the second time to hear Shah Rukh Khan’s [Images] speech to Amitabh Bachchan [Images] in the film’s climax once again. Those words were among the finest penned lines I have heard in our cinema.

Eight years later, Aditya is back with Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.

It is an absolute triumph for him as the creator (writer and director) of the film. He takes the formula and turns it around on its head with a film that that is self parodying, self referential and absolutely refreshing.

The film sees SRK [Images] playing Surinder Sahni (Suri) a regular office-going guy, who lives a quiet life and married a girl Taani (Anuksha Sharma proves to be a good find), who had just lost the guy she wanted to marry.Obviously, she doesn’t love him. But he does, and decides to win her with an alter ego called Raj.


Yes, Raj is back!

But this Raj is totally unlike DDLJ’s Raj, who would never run away with the girl. This Raj is all for running away. He is Taani’s dance partner in a musical competition she participates in, by day and her husband Suri by night!

In DDLJ, Pardes and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai [Images], SRK was stealing the other guy’s girl. In this one, he is stealing her from himself!

The scene is set for an all-out entertainer, especially because Aditya and SRK have teamed up for this. They make a new age commonman hero in Suri, all the while poking fun at the flamboyant lovers SRK has played before. But these aren’t insider jokes, they are steeped in popular culture that we have grown up on. For example, there is a hilarious take off on Hrithik Roshan’s [Images] advertisement where he beats a bunch of baddies using a girl as a weapon. I won’t spoil your fun about the other movies Suri and Taani watch in the film, but trust me, you have seen them all!

One of the funniest moments is when Taani nods off in a boring commercial and dreams up a song sequence where Raj announces that if you are bored of regular romances, he has learned from ‘the baap’ of romances and unleashes a song featuring SRK’s favourite heroines.

RNBDJ ranks as one of SRK’s best performances till date, his finest moment being in the interval when Raj talks to Suri and he talks back!

Technically, production designer Muneesh Sappel does a great job.

One of the things you may notice is that Aditya, along with cinematographer Ravi K Chandran, have designed the pace of the film with a lot of long and tough steady cam shots, held together by expert performances. I say tough because the camera is never static, yet it moves at exactly the emotional point you would require it to move in close to the character or pull back.

Salim-Suleman have a blast with the music of the film, which infuses the traditional Yash Raj music with a new age tempo.

One of the big surprises in the film is that despite the film being set in Amritsar [Images], it doesn’t feature the assembly line family tree starting with Dara Singh playing the great grandfather and percolating down to every single niece-nephew, family dog and domestic help. RNBDJ has four leading players, SRK essaying two of them, Anushka [Images] and the brilliant Vinay Pathak as Bobby Khosla.

RNBDJ is an fun entertainer with some very wicked writing at work.

Okay, we can bring in the orchestra now.

PS: Do not miss the end credits!

Rediff Rating: 

December 13, 2008 Posted by | Bollywood, Movie | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shah rukh’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi Movie Review


I just watched it came back.It was quit good.I absolutely loved it.

It’s a very simple story about an ordinary man Surinder Sahni [Shah Rukh Khan] trying to live an ordinary life, but his life takes a solid turn once he meets Taani(Anushka Sharma) and gets married to Taani due to some unexpected tragedy. They share a plutonic relationship but Suri starts loving Taani and expect her to notice his feelings some day. Taani decides to join a Dancing competition which motivates sure to change himself and join her as a different person. He takes help from his friend Bobby [Vinay Pathak], changes his looks and joins the class and become Dancing partner of Taani as Raj [Shah Rukh Khan]. Raj and Taani get along after some initial tussle and slowly Raj expresses his love to Taani. Story was simple but what’s makes it interesting is the way it’s been presented.

Obviously, Its Shah Rukh Khan’s performance. He again proves that he is the real king of Bollywood. He carried this film totally alone on his shoulders. 

 Anushka is a great dancer and she looks amazing in the songs.Haule Haule is my favourite song from this movie.Iam sure you will get laugh by watching this song.Its a very funny one.

And the song phir Milenge is also super song.Actually its a combo of old songs.There were Kajol,Priety Zinta,Rani Mukharjee,Bipasha and Lara Dutta dancing with Shahrukh in this song.The pair Srk-KAjol is better than rest of pairs,kajol was looking amazing where as Zinta was looking aged.

You will laugh even when there’s no comedy just by looking at him and watching him react to things and people around him. Shahrukh,OMG!!! He is getting more charismatic as day goes.Just look at those scenes where he feels shy whenever he see Taani(Anushka).He acted trmendously while he fighted with a Sumo Fighter in a Japanese type Exibition’s Competetion.Anushka Sharma who said its her first her to believe me,she is amazing .Anushka is a great dancer and she looks amazing in the songs.Even she acted very well like a matured actress.Her debutance is better than Deepika PAdukone. Vinay Pathak was good where he plays the role of  a friend of Surinder(Shahrukh).Songs are good.I wont say they are Super,But Salim-Sulaiman has done a splendid work.Overall a superb family entertainer.

But do not expect this film to be anything like Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge and Mohabbatien which were previously Srk-Aditya’s combo movies.Its may be near the scale of DDLJ or Mohabbatein I think.The End credits with Srk dialouges at back ground,were very funny with pictures of Suri and Taani where they had toured in China.

Aditya Chopra deserves full credit for this film along with Shahrukh.His way of treating this film is good and touches ones heart at human level. He had power to make this film to look much big, but decided to keep it simple and straight which works in the favor of the film, though the treatment might look bit boring.

Go and watch it.No doubt you will enjoy this movie a lot.

Me,myself will rate it as 4/5

December 12, 2008 Posted by | Bollywood, Movie | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Shah Rukh’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi Got Heavy Bookings

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The film industry and movie buffs are pinning their hopes on Shah Rukh Khan to deliver the next big hit of the year with the upcoming Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, the advance bookings of which have been “terrific”.

“The response for bookings is terrific,” said Sanjeev Kohli, director and CEO of Yash Raj Films, the production company behind the film.

According to a source from multiplex chain PVR, the bookings for “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, which has a running time of three hours and 46 minutes, are much better than the past few releases.

“The situation has been quite gloomy in the past weeks except for bookings for Dil Kabaddi’. So, we are looking forward to this film Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. It might be a saviour in these times and be the next hit of this year,” the source said.

Most multiplexes like PVR and Satyam have reserved multiple auditoriums and time slots for the screening of the film and are receiving a positive response for advance bookings.

This, despite the fact that advance bookings opened for all theatres just Wednesday.

“We delayed the advance booking date to synchronize with the multiplex advance booking day, which is Wednesday,” Kohli explained.

Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi is a story of a mismatched couple played by Shah Rukh Khan and newcomer Anushka Sharma who find true love in the backdrop of a dance competition.

It is being released worldwide at over 1,200 screens, including approximately 300 prints for the overseas market.

Apart from being Shah Rukh Khan’s first release this year, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi is the first Shah Rukh Khan-Aditya Chopra combination film in over eight years. They had last collaborated for Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge in 1994 and for Mohabbatein in 2000.

Film critic Anupama Chopra says everyone has “great expectations” from this film.

“I am a fan of Aditya Chopra’s style of candyfloss and romantic movies. I hope Aditya and Shah Rukh Khan create the same magic that they did with Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. It will be interesting to see them create another iconic figure with this film after they popularised Raj (Shah Rukh’s character in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge),” Anupama Chopra said over phone from Mumbai.

Though the production house has tried to keep the storyline of the film under wraps, it has constantly emphasised that the film is about an ordinary man.

Anupama Chopra says she is curious to see how Shah Rukh Khan, who has mostly essayed larger-than-life roles with a stylised persona, would be able to carry off the image of an everyday man.

“He has played that look in Chak De! India and Swades but Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi is a romantic film. I am very curious to know how he does in the film,” she said.

Two of the film’s songs “Haule haule” and “Chance pe dance” are already ruling the charts.


December 11, 2008 Posted by | Bollywood, Movie | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment