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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

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

Salman Khan Walks Away on Seeing Shah Rukh Khan in Amrita Arora’s wedding Ceremony

The animosity between Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan refuses to die to down with the latter making mid-way exit from Amrita Aroras wedding ceremony at sight of SRK at the function recently.

Angered by Shah Rukhs presence at the ceremony, Salman apparently caught a rickshaw and left the place in huff-puff.

The two superstars are at loggerheads since their verbal duel at Salmans actor-girlfriend Katrina Kaifs birthday party in July last year.

Salman Khan Walks Away on Seeing Shah Rukh Khan Video

The duo had almost resorted fisticuffs before they were intervened by SRKs wife Gauri in the nick of time then.

Amrita Arora and Shakeel Ladak got married at a church wedding in Bandra, Mumbai.
She married  longtime boyfriend Shakeel Ladak yesterday in a lavish Church weddingat the Olive restaurant in Mumbai.

March 8, 2009 Posted by | Bollywood, Movie | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shah Rukh’s house ‘Mannat’ in Mumbai attacked

Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan’s mansion in Bandra in Mumbai was attacked early on Friday morning at around 4:30 am. Two to three unidentified miscreants threw a bottle containing an inflammable substance at the Khan’s sea-facing house called Mannat. The bottle was a kind of crude bomb. The miscreants later fled from the spot, however, nobody was reportedly hurt. Police are investigating the incident and an FIR has been lodged.


Shah Rukh worried about family after attack on Mannat

Actor Shah Rukh Khan said Friday he was worried for the safety of his wife and two children after his house Mannat was attacked by unknown people who had apparently misinterpreted the lyrics of a song in just-released “Billu” and reacted.
“I got scared. I got worried about my children and wife, but they are fine. I don’t think there is any place safer than my home. I’m in London for a check up. I will be back home the day after tomorrow,” Shah Rukh told a TV channel over phone from London.

Clarifying the confusion about the lyrics, the actor said: “They thought we are referring to the Prophet in the song. But it has been sorted out. They have seen the film and now its clear to them that the lyrics weren’t referring to the Prophet.”

A burning kerosene bottle had been thrown in the premises of his sea facing house Mannat early in the morning.

According to an officer of Bandra Police station, two men came to Shah Rukh’s bungalow, at Bandra Bandstand around 2.30 a.m. They lit a bottle full of kerosene and flung it over the gates before fleeing. The security guards were caught unawares, the police said. The police said a case was registered and they are searching for the culprits.

There was no damage to property as the flaming missile landed in the garden.

February 14, 2009 Posted by | Bollywood, Movie, News, world | , , , , , , | 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

Rab ne Bana Di Jodi Script will be at Oscar Library

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It is not the first time it has happened for Yash Raj Films, but it has certainly happened the fastest. Barely a day had gone by post the release of RAB NE BANA DI JODI that the Oscar library had made a request for the script for its permanent collection. The sensitivity of the screenplay and the unusual love story attracted the attention of the staff at the library right away. 
The scripts in the collection reside at the Margaret Herrick Library and are made accessible for research purposes only; students, filmmakers, writers and actors are among the regular patrons. Screenplays may only be viewed in the library; they do not circulate. Also, no screenplay is allowed to be photocopied. 

The invitation is recognition that the screenplay of RAB NE BANA DI JODI stands out from the crowd – not just among Indian movies but movies released worldwide. As the movie goes from strength to strength at the box office, it is a tribute to the entire team whose passion, hard work and sheer creative onus, made the film such a refreshing change of pace for jaded audiences.

December 18, 2008 Posted by | Bollywood, Movie | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 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

An exclusive look at Shah Rukh Khan’s new haircut for My Name is Khan


srkcutChops off his long locks for Karan Johar’s My Name is Khan

Shah Rukh Khan has chopped off his long mane. This ’short cut’ is for Karan Johar’s My Name is Khan. This is the shortest SRK has ever worn his hair.

Second-stage look

Hairdresser Dilshad is responsible for Shah Rukh’s new cut. It is believed that the actor will trim his hair shorter after a few days. Almost like a crew cut. According to a source, “His hair cut was done in three stages. He is sporting the second stage look and will further chop his hair shorter in a few days.”

In My Name Is Khan, Shah Rukh plays a character called Rizwan Khan, who suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome, a relatively milder form of autism.

Off to shoot

The first half of the film is based on a true story that happened to a couple and Karan Johar has bought the story rights from the couple. Shah Rukh will leave for Los Angeles in the second week of Dece- mber. The film will also be shot in New York in the next schedule. 

Return of THE jodi

The film brings SRK and Kajol back together. Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan have so far starred together in the following films, all of which turned out to be hits — Baazigar (1993), Karan Arjun (1995), Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001).

He looks totally like a boy.i dont know whatever the reason but i always like him in his typical style and hair….c’mon we all have been used to that style for ages now and we are not gonna accept any change in a good thing so easily…might be the film requires it but stil

So this is not the final look? can’t wait to see him in a crew hair cut! He will be even more sexier. This film will be something else.

November 28, 2008 Posted by | Bollywood, Movie, News | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Shahrukh Khan was there in “Munnabhai MBBS”



It’s not a mistake, and you read it rightly.

Though not physically there, but Shahrukh Khan was related to the film as actually he was to play the Munnabhai character on the screen before it landed in the lap of Sanjay Dutt.

Shahrukh was also helpful and contributed with his inputs while the screenplay of the movie was being written. So many of the worth remembering scenes and characterization is a result of Shahrukh being there with Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra.

Somehow due to reasons beyond control, Shahrukh could not become Munnabhai as Sanjay Dutt was destined to play it. But Rajkumar Hirani did not forget to acknowledge the contribution made by Shahrukh in the project and rightly gave him a humble credit in the film’s end rolls.

So if you watch the end rolls closely you will find this written in it,

“Special Thanks to – Shahrukh Khan : For his inputs in the script”

Great to see the Sportsman Spirit !

Yeh i knew that SRK was to play munabhai and for the dates reasons RajKumar Hirani didnt wait for SRK…but i didnt know they actually did mention his name at the end…that means i have to see the end of the movie now to see SRK name being mentioned. Well thats i think is very humble of RajKumar Hirani…but now again he is making a movie which he wanted SRk play and he actually offer him the role and SRK did agree to do it but just because of Producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra.Srk is not working with him in 3 idiots also…which is very sad…i would love to see SRK playing munabhai and doing 3 idiots…


November 26, 2008 Posted by | Bollywood, Movie, News | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment