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.”
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.
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.
The stupendous success of his Hindi ‘Ghajini’ has made A.R. Murugadoss as costly as Shankar, the ultimate showman in Kollywood. The latter gets Rs 10 crore per film, say industry insiders.
Murugadoss has directed just three films — ‘Dheena’, ‘Ramanaa’ and ‘Ghajini’—before he stepped onto Bollywood.
Aamir Khan, who played the lead in the Hindi version of ‘Ghajini’, has reportedly met the director after the film became a success and gave him a part of the profit.
The diminutive young director has fixed a fee of Rs 10 crore for his next film, a Shah Rukh Khan starrer, it is said. He is already getting requests from Bollywood actresses to cast them opposite King Khan.
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 movie..watch 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
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.
Shah Rukh Khan has spoken for the first time about his thoughts on the Mumbai atrocities. Speaking exclusively to Raj and Pablo for this Saturday’s (6 December) ‘Love Bollywood’ Show on BBC Asian Network, Shah Rukh speaks openly about why he hasn’t talked about the attacks till now as well as his views on what the younger generation of Muslims should be concentrating on.
Shah Rukh said “I’ve tried to keep away from commenting on this as there are no words to express a situation like this because our feelings are mixed with anger, disbelief and sadness.”
In light of the horrific attacks, Shah Rukh went on to give his thoughts on religion and the younger Muslim generation. “Being Muslim myself, I believe youngsters need to understand Islam and respect the religion in the right way. It’s such a huge waste and my appeal to all in these times and in recent years is that please can we run what we want in terms of politics, government, jobs and teaching our children with the prime motive of taking communalism out of it. I think no agenda should be attached to any kind of religion.”
Shah Rukh spoke passionately about his views on what he feels should be the only religion the nations’ children should follow – ‘work’; he goes on to say, “The religion our children are born with should be something they practice as a discipline and work should be developed as the new religion.”
Adi Chopra holds private screening for Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Our source tells us, “The private screening was attended by SRK, wife Gauri, kids Suhana and Aryan, Karan Johar, Aditya Chopra, Yash Chopra and debutante Anushka Sharma. All of them really liked the film. YRF has had plenty of flops this year so they wanted to check if Rab Ne… had turned out well or not.”
He further adds, “Rab Ne… has superhit written all over it. Like last year, Chak de India starring SRK was YRF’s only hit, Rab Ne… will do the same for Yash Raj this year as SRK has come to their rescue. The movie is quite funny and has some spectacular dance sequences.”
“In one of them SRK is imitating old actors like Rajesh Khanna and Shammi Kapoor, etc. It is a simple sweet love story shot mainly in India. Anushka has made a good debut and she is a good dancer.”
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi is the story of a middle class guy, Surinder Sahni, played by Khan who is much older than his wife played by newbie Anushka Sharma. The two have no romance in their lives though Surinder truly loves his wife. All her friends are taking part in a dance competition and she doesn’t want to because she feels her hubby cant dance. Surinder understands this and transforms himself to become the guy of her dreams, without her knowing about it. She falls in love with her husband all over again.
SRK has a soft corner for this movie. “This film is Yashji and Adi’s love. You know I don’t believe in saying a movie is special but in this case it is because Adi is directing after so many years. It is a commercial film that everyone will love. I have seen the film a couple of times and I think it is a very nice, funny, interesting and entertaining film. Adi is making a film after years… It’s the story of a normal person. I am sometimes Raj or Rahul or Om before people but here is a character of a very simple person. This is very different to that. I want every girl, every girlfriend, and every wife to look at their loved one and say that this is how I love him. And it’s very different from what I have done till today as Raj or Rahul. You know talking about this film makes me smile always,” smiles the superstar.
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Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi hits theatres on December 12
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