Aug 27, 2014
Aug 22, 2014
Farah Khan's Happy New Year was going to have a really Happy Diwali, as it was slated to be the solo release on Diwali this year. But it looks like the industry has some brave filmmakers who are ready to challenge Shah Rukh Khan in a festive season. After Randeep Hooda's Rang Rasiya touted to hit screens this Diwali, Rekha's Super Nani joins the party to become the third release during the festival of lights.
Super Nani starring Rekha and Sharman Joshi is slated to hit the big screen on October 24. The film's producer Ashok Thakeria said," Yes, we are planning to release our film on Diwali. It's a film of a family for every family. And Diwali is a festival when the entire family comes together to celebrate with pooja, food, crackers and movies. So what better time than Diwali! Super Nani is not just celebration of women power but that off the family too."
The film also marks the comeback of timeless beauty Rekha as she plays grandmother to Sharman Joshi. By clashing with SRK's Happy New Year, the makers of Super Nani have taken a bold move. We hope the move doesn't backfire and hurt the makers this Diwali.
Aug 20, 2014
Bollywood’s best on screen pair are back. If recent reports are to be believed then director Rohit Shetty, has been able to rope in Kajol opposite Shah Rukh Khan for his next. Their chemistry is electrifying and highly cherished.
With his latest film, Singham Returns garnering a good response, director Rohit Shetty is on a new high these days.
A source says, “Rohit will be directing SRK in his next film and he has now signed on Kajol as the lead actress for the film and the film’s pre-production work has already begun and an official announcement should be made soon.
Kajol still looks energetic, enthusiastic and is ready to make a comeback in an action avatar!
Rohit Shetty is working on the script and he is about to bring out the final draft of the film’s script soon.
Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol has worked together in hit movies like ‘Karan Arjun’, ‘Baazigar’, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, ‘Dil Wale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’, ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham’ and ‘My name is Khan’.
For one, Farah in her efforts to create the perfect masala mix has borrowed liberally from each and every director right from Sanjay Bhansali to Prabhu Dheva. But her chief inspiration is Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's Trilogy, although Farah has insisted that "she has lifted but not in the Hitch-Partner sort of way." The director's other inspiration is the body of her previous work, Tees Maar Khan included.
At the end of the trailer, SRK's character Charlie says, "Picture abhi baaki hai mere dost." That is an interesting hint, the fact being that Deepika Padukone who plays a dancer named Mohini (what an imaginative name) will also make a ghost appearance like she did inOm Shanti Om. The story of a heist, her character of a ghost will do all the stealing since the villain who owns the casino cannot see her: or, it.
Farah is, in fact, the supervisor of the film. Three other participants whose names have been wrapped in secrecy have played majorly significant roles. In spite of being made at a nominal budget of 400 crore, she has hired Rohit Shetty as the Action Director.
Shetty who was given complete freedom has picturised an action sequence on the peak of Mount Everest between the macho man played by Sonu Sood (Jag in the film) and an extra named Jaidev Kadam who was paid five crore for agreeing to jump off the peak. The scene was canned, and Kadam's wife Anita paid five crore for her late husband's effort.
Farah's brother Sajid Khan is the Director (Special Effects). He has made two major contributions, the first among them focusing on Abhishek Bachchan (Nandu) who does a Helen in a cover version of 'Piya Tu Ab Toh Aa Jaa.' Sonakshi Sinha who does a cameo calls out 'Monica.'
The second has Charlie making love to Barley (a character who looks like him played by him). Charlie is a man - but of course - but Barley, a girl. This is the first time SRK has played a female character in a film.
Salman Khan will be seen in an item number. Barley is his dancing partner. Charlie who watches them perform falls in love with Barley then and there.
HNY doesn't have an entirely happy ending. The heist is successful. But Charlie cannot marry Mohini because he already has two wives: Barley whom he marries after their passionate under-cover romance and Sohini, the ghost who looks exactly like Mohini.
Farah Khan has asserted herself by ensuring that Vivaan Shah (Rohan) who plays a comp hack is actually seen in the film.
After Sajid Khan and Rohit Shetty, SRK has been the third major decision maker. Apart from Vivaan, he has divided the screen time among the remaining actors.
Aug 13, 2014
Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan and Abhishek Bachchan took their fans by surprise when they rechristened themselves Charlie and Nandu Bhide, respectively, on social networking site Twitter today.
-- Nandu (@juniorbachchan) August 13, 2014
This sudden craze for new monikers can be traced back to upcoming film Happy New Year, in which both SRK and Abhishek star.
Others from the cast of Happy New Year also followed suit. Deepika Padukone changed her name to Mohini, Sonu Sood changed his to Jag, while Boman Irani is now called Tammy and Vivaan Shah is Roshan. (Also Read: Learned so Much From Shah Rukh Khan During Happy New Year, says Vivaan Shah)
Aug 12, 2014
Shah Rukh Khan is gearing up for the trailer release of his much awaited film 'Happy New Year'. The trailer that is about to release this Thursday on Independence Day eve is one of the longest in Bollywood. The trailer is 3 minutes 16 seconds long and it is reported to bring out the huge canvas on which the film is made.
Yet another magnum opus from Farah Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, post 'Om Shanti Om', we simply cannot wait to catch the trailer first. And not just that, SRK has gone one step ahead in terms of marketing and made 'Happy New Year' the first film to release its trailer on WhatsApp as well.
Plus, the grand trailer launch will have the entire star cast of the film including SRK, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood and Vivaan Shah performing to their title track. 'Indiawaale', the track seems to bring out the flavour of the film and is definitely going to be a winner!
Aug 7, 2014
The king of entertainment in India, Shah Rukh Khan, is back in UAE's property business and launched a Dh2.3 billion The Royal Estates project in Dubai on August 6.
Undoubtedly one of the most talented actors in Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan charmed the crowd during a gala dinner in Madinat Jumeirah.
One lucky lady got the best gift ever on her birthday when the superstar himself sang "Happy Birthday" to her.
But king Khan was not alone; SRK was accompanied by his interior designer wife Gauri Khan.
The actor looked dapper in his black suit and complimented Gauri who was elegant in her magenta floor length evening gown. She kept her hair loose with soft waves and finsihed her look with a dark eye make-up.
Shah Rukh spoke about the project to 600 specially invited guests from India, Pakistan, Canada and the UK.
In fact, Gauri will be handling the home decor for some of the townhouses in this plush 2.3 million-square-foot gated community, located in Dubai Investments Park.
The couple, who own a home on Palm Jumeirah, are regular visitors to Dubai, and Gauri even partnered with the Dubai-based design company The First Ferry earlier this year.
But this time the couple experienced the hospitality of the Madinat Jumeirah.
Sources close to the Indian superstar, coordinating his business trip to Dubai – for the launch of a property project said, “He will be keeping a low profile today (Aug 6), because there is this huge launch dinner in the evening.”
However, for his legions of fans here in the UAE, the chance to catch a glimpse of Shah Rukh Khan might present itself tomorrow (Aug 7).
“He will definitely visit the Palm Jumeirah,” the source said.
The Royal Estate, is a collaboration between property developers Aristocratic Star, PAL Developments and Pacific Ventures.
Los Angeles-based architect Tony Ashai of Ashai Design Corporation is the designer of the project.
Khan will be the face of the luxury township, which includes 2000 units, an office complex and a hotel, and he has called it “a stellar community which ensures uncompromised elegance, comfort and safety”. Project sales will commence on August 7.