Mar 16, 2015

Shahrukh Khan follows Croatia’s filming incentives to shoot Dubrovnik

Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan will be in Croatia this week filming scenes for his new movie Fan. The production will use Croatia's filming incentives to spend nine days shooting in Dubrovnik, before relocating to London.

Fan will spend EUR 1.1 million in Dubrovnik and will get a rebate of EUR 200,000 through Croatia's 20% filming incentive.

"We prefer locations where we can get an incentive to offset our costs," said Aashish Singh, an executive producer with production company Yash Raj Films (YRF).

"Having a filming incentive sends a signal to the producers that the country/state is serious about filmmaking and will co-operate to make filming easy and successful."

The production was also attracted by Dubrovnik's unique visuals and the film will shoot largely in the historic Old City, featuring Dubrovnik as itself.

"Croatia is an untapped beautiful location and the creative team loved the look and feel of Dubrovnik," Singh added: "We did a lot of research on cities in Europe that have not been seen in a lot of Indian films and then shortlisted a few before taking a final decision of shooting in Dubrovnik."

"We are excited at the opportunity to gain insight into the workings of Bollywood, one of the world's largest film industries," commented Boris Dmitrović of service company Formula Film: "especially given the fact that we are co-operating with Yash Raj Films, which is renowned for its very high production standards."


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Jan 27, 2015

US President Barack Obama quotes Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘senorita’ dialogue from ‘DDLJ’ - See more at:

US President Barack Obama, who is currently on a visit to India along with First Lady Michelle Obama, surprised everybody when he quoted a famous line from one of Bollywood's biggest love stories, 'Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge'.

During his last address at a townhall in New Delhi on Tuesday (January 27), President Obama set the crowd chuckling at the Siri Fort Auditorium when he said in broken Hindi, 'Senorita, bade bade deshon mein… you know what I mean."

"Last celebration here we celebrated festival of lights in Mumbai. We danced with some children. Unfortunately, we were not able to schedule any dancing in this visit. Senorita, bade bade desho mein… you know what I mean," Obama said with a smile.


Obama shows hows it done in Hollywood ~~->" #DDLJ #SRK

— Nakuul Mehta (@NakuulMehta) January 27, 2015

The Aditya Chopra directed film which had Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in the lead has since then been trending on Twitter with the keyword 'DDLJ.' The Twitterati also enjoyed Obama's Bollywood reference.

"Bade bade deshon mein….you know whaat aaa mean???" @BarackObama recited @iamsrk 's #DDLJ in his speech! Wah!

— Devansh Patel (@PatelDevansh) January 27, 2015

@BarackObama Great speech! Now tell us if you have seen DDLJ?

— Harneet Singh (@Harneetsin) January 27, 2015



The US President picked Indian heroes like actor Shah Rukh Khan and sports icons like Milkha Singh and Mary Kom and Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi to make a point that courage and humanitarian values unify both the nations.

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Dec 5, 2014

In Pics: Walk The Talk With Shah Rukh Khan - NDTV

In this candid interview, Shah Rukh Khan says after so many years in the industry, he is still trying hard for everything, trying hard to be a better person. He says that it is easy to be a star but difficult to remain there unless you are trying hard. He is of the opinion that charity comes from inside. He says that being materialistic satisfies him.

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Nov 2, 2014

Wishes galore for birthday boy Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan, one of the most popular and celebrated stars of the Hindi film industry, turned 49 Sunday. Who's who of the filmdom wished the man "who creates his own perception and dares to think out of the box!"

It's a double celebration for SRK as his just released "Happy New Year", a typical Bollywood potboiler directed by Farah Khan, hit the right notes and set the cash registers ringing. It made the quickest Rs.100 crore.

His birthday celebrations started Saturday night and fans assembled outside his house Mannat here to wish him. He came out to greet his eager fans and later tweeted, "So many beautiful people outside Mannat. Thank you all for celebrating my birthday with such ownership and love. Very humbling..."

Meanhile, celebrities took to Twitter to wish the man of the moment:

Kareena Kapoor Khan: Happy Birthday to @iamSRK, Kareena Kapoor with King Khan!

Sakshi Singh Dhoni: Happy Bday and lots of love to the King of romance....

Yusuf Pathan: Wish u many happy returns of the day Bhai from me @IrfanPathan n whole family. Allah sehat ke sath umardaraz Kare #greatman. (sic)

Tanishaa Mukerji: Happy Birthday to a man who creates his own perception and dares to think out of the box!

Aftab Shivdasani: Happy birthday to the tire-less and inspirational ... stay blessed bhaijaan. Love always.

Ranveer Singh: #HappyBudday For The King... Wish For You More Love & Success.

Sangeeth Sivan: A very happy b'day to the ever inspiring - your passion is infectious.

Manish Malhotra: Happy Birthday to the most talented, Spirited, Fit and Energetic @iamsrk.

Shruti Haasan: Happy birthday to my most favourite ever!!!

Milap Zaveri: Happy birthday to the man who made me wanna make films so I could work with him one day. You are an inspiration! Have a super year!

Farhan Akhtar: Rumi said, 'Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan the flames'. May you continue burning bright. Happy Birthday Shahrukh.

Karan Johar: Happy birthday Bhai!! @iamsrk.....have the most spectacular year!!!! And continue the victory march forever....lots and lots of love!!!

Boman Irani: It is a grace to be loved by millions that you have touched yet never met. I know I have surely 'met' you too. Happy birthday.

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Oct 30, 2014

Unbelievably huge crowd greets Shah Rukh Khan in Kanpur

Pix: Unbelievably huge crowd greets Shah Rukh Khan in Kanpur
Pix: Unbelievably huge crowd greets Shah Rukh Khan in Kanpur
Pix: Unbelievably huge crowd greets Shah Rukh Khan in Kanpur
Pix: Unbelievably huge crowd greets Shah Rukh Khan in Kanpur
The Shah Rukh Khan mania hit a peak when the superstar and his Happy New Year team celebrated the film's success in Kanpur. 

The post release promotion of Happy New Year has well turned into the celebration of the film's success at the box office. After wowing Kolkata on Wednesday, Shah Rukh Khan, Farah Khan andSonu Sood arrived in Kanpur on Thursday. 

But even they couldn't have imagined the love that the city showered on them. 

ApunKaChoice has learned that fans began pouring in hours before the Happy New Year team was due to arrive at Rave Moti Mall in Kanpur. And when Shah Rukh Khan made an entry the mall was packed to its rafters. People even stood on the staircases. 

"No better way to start bringing in my b'day than with the people who have made this birth so much more worthwhile. UP," tweeted Shah Rukh Khan who celebrates his birthday on November 2. 

Director Farah Khan was full of disbelief at seeing the huge crowd. Catch that photo ahead. 

(Photos: Twitter) 
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Oct 25, 2014

SRK on doing ‘Fan': Wanted to do an intense yet commercially viable film

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, whose latest release "Happy New Year" has kept the cash register ringing, says he agreed to do Maneesh Sharma's "Fan" because he wanted to do a cosy film which is intense yet commercially viable.

"As an actor, I feel that having done a big film, 'Happy New Year', I wanted to do a cosy film which is intense and yet commercially viable. Maneesh came out of the blue and he reminded me of a subject he had narrated eight years ago," the 48-year-old told reporters in a group interview.

"I was sitting with Adi (Aditya Chopra) and instantly agreed because I was in a happy state of mind," he added.

Shah Rukh also says that he is not sure if "Fan" will cross Rs. 200 crore mark but he is happy to do the film.

"I don't know whether the film (Fan) will do Rs 200 crores business or not, but I have to be in a similar state of mind as the director who wants to cast me. Five years back, a film I was supposed to do got cancelled and I called Ashutosh (Gowariker) and Ramu (Gopal Verma) but no one had any film for me.

"The timing has to be right. What restricts my choice of films is the directors – they are the ones who cast me," said King Khan who has reunited with his "Main Hoon Naa" and "Om Shanti Om" director Farah Khan for his latest release "Happy New Year".

Produced by Shah Rukh's Red Chillies Entertainment Pvt Ltd, the film is a heist drama and also features Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Jackie Shroff, Sonu Sood, and Vivaan Shah.

The superstar, who generally does one film at a time, says this time he will be shooting for two films "Fan" and "Raees".

"I do one film at a time which everyone does. But right now I am doing two films. I would have liked to wait for two months after 'Happy New Year', but I have already finished a 20-day schedule for 'Fan'. Thereafter, 'Raees' will be over in 60-70 days if it goes as per plan," he said.

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'Happy New Year' First Day Collection at Bangalore Box Office: Shah Rukh's Star Power Works Big Time

Shah Rukh Khan starrer "Happy New Year", which has collected ₹ 44.97 crores in India on the opening day, has opened to a fantastic response in Bangalore too. The Bollywood movie had a record number of shows in the city on the release day and it is the best-ever opening for the King Khan's flick in the recent years. It has made ₹ 2.31 crore from the Mysore circuit.

und 260 shows in Bangalore alone and 460+ shows all of Karnataka on the first day. The wide release has helped the film to reach the maximum audience. As per the official press release from the Red Chillies, the Hindi movie has made ₹2.31 from the Mysore region (Bangalore, Mysore and parts of Karnataka). This clearly shows that the star power of Shah Rukh Khan has worked big time.

The early response coming from theatres clearly reveals that "Happy New Year" has been overwhelmingly welcomed by the audience.

"The response for the advance booking of 'Happy New Year' indicated that the film would make a record-breaking business in the city. The screen count of the show gave a clear picture of the film's demand in Bangalore. 260 shows for Shah Rukh Khan film in Bangalore is a new record," said a source close to IBTimes India.

SRK's last movie "Chennai Express" had about 200 shows on the first day. The film made ₹30 lakh (Mysore circuit) from its preview shows (90 shows).

The film, released in Bangalore (Mysore Circuit) by Yash Raj Pal Films Distributors Pvt. Ltd., is heavily competing with Vijay and Samantha's Tamil movie "Kaththi".

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Shah Rukh Khan's Happy New Year set for record world box office collections

Released on Friday, Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer Happy New Year box office collections are soaring and reports indicate the film will create many new records for the actors.

Here we take a look at 'Happy New Year' box office collections in both Indian and overseas markets.

Happy New Year


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Happy New Year collections highest ever, beat Dhoom 3

Happy New Year collections highest ever, beats Dhoom 3

The collections have surpassed the previous record for opening day collections which was held by Aamir Khan's Dhoom: 3which made Rs 32 crore.

Happy New Year is a 2014 Bollywood action comedy-drama film directed by Farah Khan and produced by Gauri Khan under the banner of Red Chillies Entertainment. The film has an ensemble cast which includes, Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Vivaan Shah, Sonu Sood and Jackie Shroff.

This is the third collaboration of Khan with the director; they previously worked on Main Hoon Na (2004) and Om Shanti Om (2007), the latter of which also featured Padukone as the female lead.

The movie released on 24 October 2014, in three different languages: Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
Source : with additional inputs


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Oct 23, 2014

Happy New Year' (HNY) Movie Review: Viewers Call It Good Fun Entertainer For Family

"Happy New Year" (HNY) is one of the most-hyped and highly-anticipated Bollywood movies of 2014. Ever since director Farah Khan announced it in October 2012, the film has been creating buzz in the media for all good reasons. After a long wait, the flick has been finally released in theatres overseas on 22 October. The film seems to have reached the viewers' expectations that it had created before its release.

Written by Farah Khan, "Happy New Year" is a heist drama film that revolves around the story of a team of six losers, who participate in a dance competition to rob the greatest diamond. Mayur Puri has penned the dialogues for the movie, which has been produced with a whopping budget of Rs 150 crore by Superstar Shah Rukh Khan's wife Gauri Khan.

Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani and Vivaan Shah have played the lead roles in "Happy New Year". They appear as fake dancers, who attempt the greatest diamond heist ever. The movie has Vishal Shekhar's soundtracks, John Stewart Eduri's background score, Manush Nandan's cinematography and Anand Subaya's editing.

The songs of "Happy New Year" have been successful in impressing the film goers. Its promos have created lot of curiosity among the viewers. The makers of the film have had massive promotions for the movie and their unique marketing strategies have soared up the audiences' expectations sky high.

Released in the international markets on Thursday, "Happy New Year" is getting positive response from the foreign audience. The viewers, who are watching the film in theatres overseas, are overwhelmed by its rich production values and lead actors' performances, Farah's engrossing screenplay in this multi-starrer film. Many took to their Twitter pages to talk about the film. Continue to read "Happy New Year" movie review by viewers.

Rohit Jaiswal: #happynewyear is nt excelnt, neither its bad, its a 1 tym watch, a family entertner all set to break all records wish it wss 30 mins shorter

Sha: #HappyNewYear is a good watch....loved the film!! Storyline is shallow but @TheFarahKhan managed to make it a complete entertainer.

Farhad Khan: Just came out of the theater after watching #HappyNewYear. Sprinted straight to the pharmacy to buy aspirins.

Muhammed Ariff: Watched #HappyNewYear lots of fun.thrilling sentiment feels. Neat family entertainer.One time watchable for all audience!As usual SRK rocks!

Manikrishnan: Fantastic action full of fun. Except abhishek bachan claps and whistle for ever character entry. Finest movie till now...full of fun fun fun... excited to see the second half... 2nd half going in same pace..full of comedy...a musical heist new genre by #srk Revenge story with full of comedy waiting for climax. Pure entertainment 100% satisfaction guaranteed. A must watch entertaining family movie with full of fun..

Ikra: @iamsrk I Watched #HappyNewYear !!!! Its Not Just A Film. Its An Experience & A Feeling. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

Kirlia: #HappyNewYear was an entertaining funny movie. Loved #Deepika the most

PranayKarnzz: #HappyNewYear Review :Watch this if you love Khan and Dubai,and are good with suspending belief for over three hours.

Henna Noor: Just came back from watching #HappyNewYear was your full blown typical bollywood masala film! Loved the casting

Sarbjit Dhillon:#HappyNewYear just finished watching#HNY with my children and husband and loved it. It is really entertaining.

Randana Poonyth: #HappyNewYear isn't what I expected. Full of fun. Definitely better than #BangBang! Actors are great! Well done @TheFarahKhan and the team


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