Posts tagged Shah Rukh Khan
Meena Iyer (BOMBAY TIMES; May 14, 2013)
Celebrated lensman Jagdish Mali, who was known by the less-informed only for his portraits on Rekha, passed away at noon on May 13. Bombay Times was fortunate to get some exclusive pictures shot by Jagi. A couple of months ago, the photographer was put in an embarrassing spot when a segment of the media reported that he was going through bad days. Fortunately, in his lifetime, he managed to regain some of his lost glory in print. Jagi lost his battle with life after he suffered a fall and was admitted to Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital. His actress-daughter Antara and son-in-law Che Kurien paid him frequent visits in the last week. The news of his death came as a rude shock to the Bollywood celebrities whom he had photographed in his halcyon days.
In his four-decade-long career, Jagi had a wide and illustrious portfolio. His father was an artiste and Jagi, who grew up in the middle-class bylanes of Bandra East, started his life shooting unusually sharp pictures of everyday life. Fate, of course, had other plans. Celebrities sought him out and got him to shoot their pictures because his camera often spoke more eloquently than he did.
Fastidious and moody like most artistes, Jagi would only shoot when he was inspired. While one will have to publish a tome to show his entire life’s work, the image that comes to mind as Jagi’s trademark shot is the black and white photograph of Aamir Khan’s Ghulam poster that shows the actor packing a More >
Upala KBR (DNA; May 14, 2013)
You have heard of the ‘game nights’ where a bunch of Bollywood and society folks meets and plays the word game Articulate. These are held once a month at different venues. One of the popular venues in the suburbs is director Farah Khan’s house. The other venues include Simi Grewal’s house in SoBo. Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri’s home used to be one of the haunts too. The gamers include Farah Khan, Sajid Khan, Malaika Arora Khan, Amrita Arora, Rahul Khanna, Queenie Dhody, Farhad Taraporewala, Simi Grewal, Kunal Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor and Kaajal Anand. This is usually the core group and then there are additions, when someone from the group brings over a guest.
At the last couple of games night, the fresh face was Kiran Rao. The regulars were very impressed with how well she played the game. She returned for the second time. And now one hears that Aamir Khan has shown interest in playing the game. An insider reveals, “Aamir’s wife Kiran recently has been joining the group for board games. She came for one game and got hooked to it completely. So much so that she went back and told Aamir about it. Now Aamir is also keen to join the group.”
The actor has promised that his schedule permitting, he will come for the next night. Knowing Aamir’s penchant for winning, one won’t be surprised if he has already started practicising the game at home, so that he doesn’t have the newcomer disadvantage.
Two groups are formed at these games night and they fiercely More >
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 13, 2013)
It’s been 13 years since Shah Rukh Khan and Kamal Haasan came together for Hey Ram. On Saturday night, stars of the South film industry watched and applauded as SRK put up a very special and impromptu performance at a dinner hosted by Kamal in his honour.
In Chennai for the Chevalier Sivaji Award, constituted after veteran Tamil actor Sivaji Ganeshan, SRK went on to become the first Hindi film actor to be conferred the honour. But the excitement spilled over well beyond the ceremony.
SRK had been invited to a small dinner at Kamal’s house in Alwarpet. “But word soon got around and the actor-filmmaker was besieged with calls from his colleagues who wanted to meet SRK. And there was no way Kamal Sir could turn them down,” said a source. At the very last moment moment, the venue was shifted to a high-end hotel. “It was a treat watching them shake a leg together,” said the eye witness, adding, “they got along like a house on fire as they performed the ‘hook step’ from the song.” SRK partied till 6 am. “He made his host and his Southern friends very happy indeed,” said the source.
It took a while for the guests to be redirected. “The party started around 2.30 am. Several prominent members of the industry, including Vijay, Dhanush, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Balaji Sakthivel, D Imman, A R Murgadoss were present,” said the source.
According to an eyewitness, Shah Rukh joined the party around 3 am, greeted the guests, even tried a few More >
BOMBAY TIMES (May 12, 2013)
Shah Rukh Khan is likely to go in for his shoulder surgery sometime in June, say sources. The actor, who will be in London with wife Gauri and kids — Aryan and Suhana — will use some time from his family vacation to get his health in order. In what seems like a bizarre coincidence, Aamir Khan, too, has hurt his wrist and shoulder. The injury is a couple of months old and Aamir visited a doctor in the US then. In fact, some segment of the media alleged that Aamir had gone to Los Angeles to get his dental work done. But the fact of the matter is, he was there to treat his wrist and shoulder.
While the pain has been quelled with some injections, Aamir is seriously concerned because his shoulder is feeling sore again. Here’s wishing both the Khans a speedy recovery. After all, a major part of Bollywood relies largely on these able shoulders.
Soumyadipta Banerjee (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 11, 2013)
In a market where most A-listers are ‘unavailable’ due to one reason or the other, Shah Rukh Khan seems to enjoy a monopoly of sorts. We’re talking about stars making special appearances and performing at high-profile weddings.
With Salman Khan advised not to dance given his trigeminal neuralgia condition and Aamir and Saif not supporting the idea, Shah Rukh is charging about USD 15,000 for an appearance and close to Rs 8 crore for a wedding performance. According to sources, the latter is roughly the amount he was paid for approximately a 30-minute performance at a high-profile wedding at Dubai’s Madinat Jumeirah hotel last Thursday.
“It was on the invitation of Ahmed Hashem Khoory and Mariam Othman, the bride’s parents, that SRK agreed to perform,” confirmed Rashid Sayyed, who organises a majority of the actor’s Dubai events and is a friend of the bride’s family.
“It’s not about Shah Rukh’s price. Even two years back, he was charging Rs 4 crore for a performance and Rs 1 crore for an appearance. And these days, anybody can shell out that kind of money – that’s roughly the cost of a superluxury sedan. The problem is getting him to perform. He is so busy that he only performs for people he personally knows. So unless you approach him through somebody he personally interacts with, he is not going to take up your assignment,” said a source close to the actor.
Apparently, Shah Rukh received around 250 invites for wedding More >
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 10, 2013)
In a recent interview to Mirror, Ayan Mukherji, director of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani was all praise for his lead pair, Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone, for putting their past behind and maintaining a cordial relationship on the sets. Karan Johar, who is producing the film, had also planned a world tour with the exlovers to promote the film. However, it seems Shah Rukh Khan vetoed the idea.
Mirror has learnt that SRK has thrown a wet blanket on the much-anticipated trip scheduled to take off early this week.
Apparently, he and Rohit Shetty, the director of his ambitious project Chennai Express, sat Deepika down and talked her out of the plan. They categorically told her that they need her to devote all her time to complete the film.
Deepika tried her best to reason with SRK and Rohit, but to no avail. “She was clearly told that if she did not cooperate, they will not be able to release their film on Eid. She was also reminded about the leeway given to her in the past when she kept dividing her dates between Shetty’s Chennai Express and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ram Leela,” a source close to the developments said.
The latest is that, even Ranbir is not going for the tour and no prizes for guessing, Karan and Ayan aren’t too amused with their publicity drive been thrown out of gear.
“As of today, the tour stands cancelled. The whole idea was to have Deepika and Ranbir together,” the source said adding, “It was a professional More >
Agencies (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 10, 2013)
Cinema lovers have voted Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ) as their most favourite feature film from the past 100 years of Indian cinema in a poll conducted by Sanona, the UK’s largest online Pay Per View (PPV) Indian movie streaming service.
The hit romantic comedy, which starred superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in the lead roles, won 47 per cent of the votes in the online poll conducted across social networking sites and via the movie portal to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema.
The film was among the first Indian movies to be produced with the large and rich South Asian diaspora in the West as its target audience
(At the music launch of the Deols’ upcoming film where the media pounced on SRK)
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 9, 2013)
They were sharing a public platform after a long time. Sunny Deol had not really gone out of his way to be seen with Shah Rukh Khan ever since he felt shortchanged in Darr. Aamir Khan and SRK had not been BFFs after a prolonged season of jibes. But on Tuesday night, they put aside their differences to celebrate the music launch of Yamla Pagla Deewana 2. And while the pictures of the starry guest list – featuring Hrithik and Papa Roshan, Aamir, SRK, Akshay Kumar, Ritesh Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Sunny, Dharmendra – have since been doing the rounds, Mirror gets you the insider’s view of what really happened when they all came together.
The buzzing suburban venue saw Aamir walk in early and take his seat. The Deols and the media greeted him warmly. But all that changed once SRK walked in. Thanks to the simmering controversy around his Wankhede episode, all eyes and ears were on the actor, who was bombarded with requests for a comment and a photo op.
Aamir got up from his seat and greeted his peer cordially, but as soon as it became evident that the media and the guests were keener to get a piece of SRK, he moved away, maintaining a dignified distance from him.
SRK was also much in demand by Papa Roshan, who pulled him aside and engaged him in a serious conversation for a good few minutes. We wonder if they were exchanging notes on superheroes. On the More >
BOMBAY TIMES (May 9, 2013)
The starry attendance at the music launch of Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 was proof of the goodwill the Deols — especially Dharmendra — have in the industry. Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan came to wish Dharamji, Sunny and Bobby the best for their upcoming film. Singer Toshi and composer Sharib started the event with a song from the film and were later joined by Sunidhi Chauhan. Next, dancers performed to Changli, Kurta Tera Lal Rang Da and the title track. The Deols also invited Aamir, SRK, Hrithik and Rakesh Roshan, Juhi Chawla, Subhash Ghai, Anil Sharma, Rahul Rawail, Rajkumar Santoshi, director Sangeeth Sivan, co-stars Neha Sharma, Kristina (sporting jewellery from Anmol Jewellers) and crew to launch the film’s soundtrack. Dharamji said that he’s the number one dancer in India. “My son Sunny has conceptualised a song for me in the film,” he said.
The movie releases June 7.
Subhash Ghai and Anupam Kher
Genelia and Riteish Deshmukh
Toshi and Sharib
Ram Kohli (DNA; May 9, 2013)
Ayushmann Khurrana is just two films old but he has already rubbed a lot of filmmakers the wrong way with his ‘arrogance’. A director who doesn’t want to be named says, “He thinks he is big star like Shah Rukh Khan. If SRK threw his weight around, people would put up with it. But this guy is just two films old and his attitude is putting off filmmakers.”
One of the main reasons for him becoming the new Mr Unpopular is he has been refusing roles, which is his prerogative, but once he refuses the part, he tom-toms the fact all over the town. Farah Khan and Rangita Nandy are just two producers he has pissed off. He has been demanding solo leads, changes in script, adding weight to his character, etc. No newcomer makes such demands and the industry being a small place, it is only a matter of time before he stops getting offers altogether.
Coming back to SRK, yes, he was brash and irrelevant in his interviews and his choice of films (Baazigar, Darr) but he was also charming and respectful to everyone in person. And while SRK can get away murder with those dimples and puppy eyes, Ayushmann might end up murdering his career if he doesn’t change his ways soon. Here’s looking at some of the similarities between the two actors… but Ayushmann may be well-advised to not take them too seriously…
North de munde SRK was born and brought up in Delhi where he completed his education before coming to Mumbai to pursue his dreams.
A hardcore Chandigarh boy, More >