Apr 24, 2014
Apr 21, 2014
If you wish to share the same frame as Shahrukh Khan, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity awaits you thanks to daily deals website Groupon India.
Groupon India has joined hands with SRK's Red Chillies Entertainment to give fans a chance to feature with the superstar in his upcoming film "Happy New Year".
The unique initiative has been designed keeping in mind the Bollywood frenzy and a desire among millions to act with the best of Bollywood stars and to give a chance to aspirants to showcase their talent on the silver screen.
"We gave a long thought to this whole idea and spoke to a lot of budding actors and movie moguls before coming up with it. The conclusion was that auditions are not easy to crack and a big hassle in terms of travelling to various locations, so we thought what better than having an online process where a person can audition by just using a web cam," Ankur Warikoo, CEO, Groupon India told IANS.
"We invested in creating a platform 'onewayticket.in' which enables people to submit auditions with the help of a few clicks either by their computer or a mobile phone. Eminent judges are on board and they will screen the contestants to select the best 200 who will then go to Mumbai, the other 300 will be decided through public voting," he added.
The entire process costs Rs.499.
Warikoo also says that associating with Shahrukh Khan gels well with the initiative as almost every upcoming actor aspires to be like him.
"I am personally a huge fan of Shah Rukh Khan and Groupon is delighted to be associated with Red Chillies Entertainment. Shah Rukh has a global fan following and Groupon has a global footprint too, there could not have been a better synergy," he said.
This deal can be availed by Shahrukh Khan's fans in other countries too. These include Malaysia, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, New Zealand and Dubai.
Apr 20, 2014
Things are expected to change drastically for Sharib who would now be seen in National Award winning Filmistaan, where he plays the main lead and a central protagonist.
"The film is set as a laugh riot about a film buff who wants to become an actor in Bollywood, only to find himself being held hostage by Pakistani terrorists. It is a hilarious affair because in any given circumstance, this man unleashes the Bollywood side of him," informs a source.
The makers wanted an actor who had an appearance of a common man and was a hardcore film buff himself. When Sharib auditioned for the part, they were bowled over and he was roped in.
"Incidentally, the film was ready when Jab Tak Hai Jaan released and had even been through film festivals. During last year and a half, it has traveled globally and fetched quite a few awards for itself, including a National Award," the source adds, "This is when UTV spotted the film and decided to pick it up for release."
If the promo is any indication, Sharib has unleashed the comic side of his in a major way and let his hair down. Though he was overshadowed by Shahrukh's star presence in Jab Tak Hai Jaan', indications are that the actor has pretty much come on his own in Filmistaan which releases alongside Akshay Kumar'sHoliday on 6th June.
Now will Shahrukh too come out in support of the actor and the film? Well, that would make for a pretty sight indeed!
Apr 17, 2014
The diarist can reveal that KJo's plush new pad in Union Park, which was in the making for years, was finally ready last week. And it bears Gauri's signature all over it. The interior stylist has not only picked the furniture in his living room, where he is likely to entertain Bollywood's most wanted, she has also helped him pick the right accessories.
The new apartment has been KJo's dream project for a while now and the last four months has seen a flurry of activity here, with furniture and furnishing arriving by the truckload from all over the world. Now for the housewarming party.
Apr 16, 2014
Varun Dhawan, who went all out for the publicity of his latest release "Main Tera Hero", says superstar Shah Rukh Khan is his role model when it comes to film marketing.
"My role model for marketing films is Shah Rukh Khan. He is unbelievable. Look at how he marketed 'Chennai Express', said Varun.
In "Main Tera Hero", Bollywood's other beloved Khan, Salman, has lent his voice. Isn't he a role model for Varun?
"He is a role model for not just me but every young actor. More than anything else he's a tremendous human being. He just called up Dad and said, 'I want to do something for Varun.' Dad gave him the voice of god. We didn't want Salman to help market the film," said the young actor.
"Main Tera Hero" is directed by Varun's father David Dhawan. The latter had a health scare during the film's shoot in Bangkok and Varun says he is not happy with the fact that his father has not been taking care of his health.
"I've actually inherited my energy level from him. But he's not physically fit enough to carry off the energy. I tell him to get fitter. I take him to the gym with me. But not frequently enough.
"To add to his weight woes, he is a foodie. But he has cut down on his food. The only reason I am talking about it is because I'm desperate for him to get fitter. Lots of his friends tell him to change his lifestyle. I feel if he reads what his son is saying, he will take care of his health," he added.
Varun is also close to his brother Rohit. Any plans of working with him?
"I definitely want to work with him. When the time is right, we will. But nothing planned right now," he said.
However, the star attraction was the superstar of Indian cricket team Virat Kohli. Shahrukh Khan held a 'swayamvar' for the cricketer, where he had to choose his bride. King Khan showed Virat many photos, and at the end, Virat chose his alleged lady love Anushka Sharma's picture as his bride. This act put many down by surprise. Earlier, the alleged couple were spotted in many places like New Zealand, Sri Lanka and recently in Jodhpur spending time with each other. Anushka Sharma has wrapped up her shoot for Bombay Velvet and right now is in Jodhpur to shoot for her next debut production venture NH10. Though the alleged couple are very busy in their professions, they manage to find time for each other. They have neither accepted nor denied their relationship till now. Thus, now after Virat's daring act in Abu Dhabi would make many wonder for sure. Is Virat Kohli finally bold enough to acknowledge his rumoured girlfriend Anushka? Let's wait for it!
Read more at: http://entertainment.oneindia.in/bollywood/gupshup/2014/shahrukh-khan-gets-the-truth-out-from-virat-136703.html
Apr 15, 2014
The Happy New Year director had crashed her old car about a month ago and was using SRK's Volkswagen to commute locally while hers was recuperating in the garage. The actor's generosity didn't stop at loaning her his vehicle.
Yesterday, he surprised her by presenting her with the SUV just when she was contemplating buying a new vehicle. She didn't have the time earlier, as she was shooting almost every day.
Confirming the news Farah said, "Shah Rukh called me at his office and said he wanted to show me something. He usually gifts me things when we wrap up a shoot but Happy New Year is far from over. We'll be shooting till June. So I did not seen this gift coming."
And has she taken a spin in it yet? "Yes, Shah Rukh took me for a drive from his office to Linking Road. That's the best we could manage in the little time we had. It was a lot of fun," she laughed.
In the past, SRK has gifted Farah two cars - one after they completed Main Hoon Na and the other, after they wrapped up Om Shanti Om. Farah had directed both the films.
Apr 14, 2014
Looks like Shah Rukh Khan is extending his association with the Indian Premier League (IPL) to his next film. We've been informed that the makers of the Farah Khan-directed film plan to release a teaser of it at a gala dinner organised on April 15 in the UAE.
They have some strategies that they are working on, and one of them is releasing a 10- or 15-second teaser at the IPL gala dinner. In fact, SRK, Madhuri Dixit Nene and Deepika Padukone may also be performing at the do."
SRK is the co-owner of a team in the league. The source adds, "A large part of the film is shot at the Atlantis resort in Dubai. The makers plan to release the trailer in June, and the film itself is slated for a Diwali release."