Thursday, April 18, 2013

A Goat Named 'Shahrukh Khan' in Bakrapur

Shahurkh Khan

Unlike Anurag Kashyap’s more elaborate ode to Amitabh Bachchan by making a short film on him in Bombay Talkies, actor-filmmaker Makarand Deshpande paid a more unique tribute to King Khan. In Deshpande’s National Award winning satire Bakrapur, the pivotal character is of a goat named Shah Rukh.

Filmmaker Janaki Vishwanathan wanted to study the trend in rural India to name their pets after popular stars. While the film was mainly a comedy, it revolves around a sensitive story of a little boy and his pet goat.

Explaining why Janaki wanted Shah Rukh, she emphasized that after hunting for the best goats in the village, they found the most handsome one of all called Shah Rukh. The name itself means Emperor faced. Janaki herself is rest assured that Shah Rukh would not take any offense to the film as he has a vast and quirky sense of humor, and frequently cracks self depreciating jokes.

Interestingly, earlier Deshpande had also made a film on SRK named Shahrukh Bola Khubsurat Hai Tu, which unfortunately failed to impress many people.


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Priyanka's another Cousine 'Meera' enter the Bollywood


Yet another cousin of Priyanka Chopra is all set to take baby steps into Bollywood. Meera Chopra will be making her B-Town debut in Vikram Bhatt's upcoming installment of 1920

Sources say ever since the film's initial heroine Prachi Desai stepped out of the project due to date problems, the makers had been looking for a replacement. And Meera will now step into Prachi's shoes.

Says Vikram, `I had met Meera for another film. Third of the Chopra sisters, she is ravishing and obviously comes with what we call a film background. She is quite a dynamo and we are all glad with her now joining the cast.

The film goes on the floors next month and the rest of the details are yet to be finalised.

By Santa Banta

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

'Himmatwala' Box Office Report: Ajay Devgn is Unhappy to see response


Sajid Khan's film "Himmatwala" failed badly at the box office in the second week and has been declared a disaster.

Sajid Khan was pretty over-confident with the remake and said that the film will be Ajay Devgn's biggest release of his career. Despite strong expectations, the film bombed at the box office.
Ajay, who reprised the heroism of the 80s era, was extremely positive about the film because of the buzz it created prior to the release. The actor, known for playing action-oriented roles, has came out of his comfort zone and worked with Sajid Khan.
"This was the first time Ajay had stepped out of his comfort zone of working with directors like Rohit Shetty, Prakash Jha or Ashwini Dhar to join hands with Sajid. He is extremely disappointed with the film's results," Mid-Day quoted an insider as saying.
The National Award winning actor has given back-to-back hits in the last two year, but Sajid's "Himmatwala" has put a full stop to that. His previous films like "Golmaal 3", "Singham", "Bol Bachchan" and "Son of Sardaar" were all box office hits and also crossed the ₹100 crore mark.
"Himmatwala' might not be able to earn the production cost of the film. Moreover, the film has disappointed critics as well as viewers. Ajay is extremely disappointed with the film's result at box office. He has now asked director Rohit Shetty to work quickly on the next film "Singham 2" to revive his star status.

"Ajay wants to restore his lost glory at the box office and has asked his trusted aide Rohit to speed up things on their next. They have done nine films together out of which eight have been hits," the daily quoted another insider as saying.

At present, Ajay is also shooting for Prakash Jha's "Satyagraha" in Bhopal with megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal. 

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Shah Rukh for Farhan’s Initiative, M.A.R.D (Men Against Rape & Discrimination)

Shah Rukh for Farhan’s Initiative, M.A.R.D (Men Against Rape & Discrimination)


Shah Rukh shooting for M.A.R.D. campaign Farhan Akhtar to distribute 70,000 fake moustaches at T20 game to promote
initiative on gender equality. Filmmaker-actor Farhan Akhtar now seems
to have turned social activist. To spread the word about his initiative — MARD: Men Against Rape and Discrimination — he has tied up with the on-going T20 tournament. “On April 26, he will distribute 70,000 fake moustaches among those present at the Eden
Gardens in Kolkata. The match between Shah Rukh Khan’s team (Kolkata Knight Riders) and Preity Zinta’s team (Kings XI Punjab) will take place there,” says a source, adding, “During the match, everyone,
including Shah Rukh and Preity, will wear the
moustaches, which is the symbol of the initiative. Since Eden Gardens is one of the biggest stadiums in the country, Farhan is
hoping to reach out to more people.” Disturbed by the assault and murder of an Excel Entertainment (Farhan’s production
house) employee in Mumbai in August 2012,
Farhan conceived the idea of MARD. He officially launched it in March this year, using social media as the primary platform.
Since then, he has been using Twitter and Facebook regularly to create buzz online for the same.According to an insider, this will be the
first on-ground awareness-building activity for the
initiative. “Farhan has taken it upon himself to spread awareness about gender equality. He has been urging people to adopt the message,” says a source.
Article/Info Courtesy: Hindustan Times Image Courtesy: Times of India

King Khan meet Munna Bhai at his Residence

King Khan, like his arch rival Salman Khan, has always been the best of friends with Sanjay Dutt. And our feathered friend from Bandra tells us that Baadshah Khan arrived late last night at Dutt’s residence to pacify the actor.

It was quite an emotional moment when SRK expressed his concern for the Policegiri star and had a talk with him as well as his wife Manyata Dutt. It’s learnt that Shahrukh stayed at Sanju’s place for a couple of hours and the two had an intense and emotional conversation.

Dutt has been sentenced to five years imprisonment by the Supreme Court for illegal possession of arms in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case and many celebrities have visited him ever since. Sanjay has already filed a review petition but it’s quite unlikely that he will be able to get out of the legal mess any time soon.

Meanwhile, the actor is working round the clock to complete his movie assignments before he surrenders himself in a couple of days.

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'Nautanki Saala, Commando' 1st Weekend Box Office Collection

This week's new Hindi releases Nautanki Saala and Commando have received an excellent opening at the Indian Box Office. In the first weekend, the Ayushmann Khurrana starrer has topped the collection chart, while the Vidyut Jamwal starrer landed in the second spot. Meanwhile, last week's release Chashme Baddoor, which has graced third spot, seemed to be giving tough competition to the new releases. Nautanki Saala is a romantic comedy and had a bigger release at multiplexes. Whereas Commando is an action thriller and it went wide in single screens. The Ayushmann Khurrana starrer fetched a decent start at multiplexes of major centres, while the Vidyut Jamwal starrer had a better start at single screens of mass-dominated belt on Friday. Commando, which did better collection than Nautanki Saala on their opening day, showed dip on Saturday, while the business of the latter went up. Nautanki Saala has collected Rs 11.75 crores nett at domestic Box Office in the first weekend and its breakup is Rs 3.25 cr on Fri, Rs 4 cr on Sat and Rs 4.5 cr on Sun. Whereas Commando has raked in Rs 11.08 crores nett at desi Box Office in three days and its breakup is Rs 3.69 cr on Fri, Rs 3.39 cr on Sat and Rs 4 cr on Sun. Both films would eventually turn out to be decent earners by the end of the first week.
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