Apr 17, 2014

Gauri designs KJo's home;

Besides an old picture of the late Yash Chopra, there is a photograph of SRK and Gauri, from their younger days, that enjoys pride of place. And now that Gauri, who has had KJo's unflinching support through her toughest times, has put a bit of herself in her friend's new home as well. 

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.

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Apr 16, 2014

Shahrukh Khan is my role model for film marketing: Varun Dhawan

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.

Source: http://www.dnaindia.com/entertainment/report-shahrukh-khan-is-my-role-model-for-film-marketing-varun-dhawan-1978212

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IPL opening ceremony: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone share stage with MS Dhoni, Sunil Gavaskar

Abu Dhabi: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and actress Deepika Padukone bowled over the guests attending the IPL gala dinner on Tuesday night at the Emirates Palace by busting some moves and laying on their collective charm. The sit-down dinner was a glamorous prelude to the cricket beginning on Wednesday in the capital.

"What a wonderful city Abu Dhabi is. I need to thank them for hosting us and being so warm and gracious," said Khan as a dazzling array of firework went off around him.

"I wish all the players the very best and I can't wait to see them create magic on the field," said Khan. He also thanked Shaikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister Of Culture, Youth And Community Development, for his unstinting support.

Accompanying him on his mission to entertain was his Chennai Express co-star Deepika Padukone. While she didn't take the microphone or speak to the guests, she made up for it by dancing like a dream to songs from her blockbustersGoliyon Ki Rasleela Ram Leela and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.

If Khan brought a smile to the guests' face with his numerous antics with IPL players including India captain MS Dhoni, interim BCCI president Sunil Gavaskar was in a more somber mood as he promised to protect the integrity of the game during the tournament, which has recently been marred by reports of match fixing. He appealed to the guests not to tarnish all the players with the same brush.

"We will leave no stone unturned to reclaim the piety in the world of IPL cricket," said Gavaskar.


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Shahrukh Khan Gets The Truth Out from Virat Kohli!

The opening ceremony of the seventh season of Indian Premier League (IPL) 7 is going to be held in Abu Dhabi in a grandoise manner today. A gala dinner was held before the opening ceremony last night at the Emirates Palace. Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone performed to a medley of hit songs including 'Lungi Dance' at the gala party. 'Bollywood Badshah' Shahrukh, kept the crowds in splits as usual with his charm and wittiness.

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

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Apr 15, 2014

Shah Rukh Khan gifts Farah Khan another car!

Farah Khan may not be the best driver in town, but today she's a proud owner of a black, top-class Merc. The SUV was gifted to her by Shah Rukh Khan yesterday. 

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.

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Apr 14, 2014

SRK-starrer Happy New Year teaser to release at IPL opening

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. 

An industry insider reveals, "The shooting for the film Happy New Year is almost over, except for a few portions which need to be finished. Shah Rukh is producing the film and his team is looking after the marketing and promotional activities for it.

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."


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Apr 12, 2014

Shahrukh Khan's IPL 2014 Surprise: SRK to Reveal First Trailer of Upcoming Film Happy New Year?

Trust Shahrukh Khan to come up with the most outstanding ideas to market his films. Khan who is considered a marketing whiz when it comes to promoting his films might be using the ultimate platform to launch the first trailer of his upcoming movie, Happy New Year.

The Indian Premiere League (IPL) is known to combine two of India's biggest passions – cricket and Bollywood and Khan who is the co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) has chosen to unveil the teaser of his eagerly-awaited film Happy New Year during the first IPL match between Mumbai Indians and KKR on April 16, according to Zoom.

SRK is infamous for using cricket matches as a major platform to promote his films - something that even landed him in trouble in the past.

In 2007, Khan declared that he will not watch cricket matches in the stadium in future, after some BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) officials claimed that the actor was only interested in promoting his film, Om Shanti Om.

However things have changed since then as SRK went on to strengthen his bond with cricket through IPL.

Even during IPL 2013, the actor was seen attending matches along with his Chennai Express co-star Deepika Padukone. The move was again reported to be a promotional gimmick by Khan for his film.

What SRK is doing can simply be termed as a form of 'Product Integration.' After all, it is his company Red Chillies Entertainment that co-owns KKR and produces all his films.

It remains to be seen whether the unveiling of SRK's Happy New Year teaser causes any backlash this time.

Along with Khan, Happy New Year stars Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan and Boman Irani in key roles. The film is directed by Farah Khan.

Source: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/shahrukh-khans-ipl-2014-surprise-srk-reveal-first-trailer-upcoming-film-happy-new-year-1444525

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Shah Rukh Khan asks fans to vote: If you want a happy country, go out and vote

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has asked his fans to go out and vote in large numbers during this Lok Sabha elections if they want to live in a 'happy country'. The Lok Sabha elections this year are being held in nine phases- from April 7 to May 12.

"We want to live in a happy country. After watching things on TV and reading about people, I think they are intelligent enough to make up their mind on who to vote and who not to," the 48-year-old actor said during an event here.

Yesterday Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and leader Abu Azmi, who is actress Ayesha Takia's father-in-law, created a furore amongst the public with their comment on rape.

Reacting to their statements, Shah Rukh said, "Our country is going through elections. I think during the
elections a lot of people say a lot of things… Whatever small, little knowledge that I have about these things I can only ask people to go out and vote for people who you would like to see as your leader."

The actor is currently shooting for Farah Khan's 'Happy New Year', and he says the round-the-clock schedule will prohibit him from attending this year's India International Film Awards (IIFA) to be held in Tampa Bay, US.

"I am shooting all seven days a week for 'Happy New Year'. I won't get the time to go to IIFA this year. But I think others from the film may go for the award show," Shah Rukh said.

'Happy New Year' also stars Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani and Sonu Sood. The film is expected to hit theatres on October 23 this year.


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Shah Rukh Khan wants to Groove with Psy on hit track ‘Gangnam Style’

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has expressed a desire to groove to the universally hit song "Gangnam Style."

The actor, who was formally bestowed with the honour of South Korean Goodwill Ambassador, appeared quite ecstatic at the event as he thanked the officials.

Speaking during the occasion, the 48-year-old spoke about South Korean singing sensation Psy, who took the globe by storm with his viral track "Gangnam style." Khan expressed his wish to perform on the song with the artist and said that the dance moves were similar to Bollywood.

"I would also love to dance to the tunes of 'Gangnam Style' with Psy. I think he has learnt that dance step from Bollywood," PTI quoted the actor.

"Gangnam Style" became popular globally, when it hit the internet in 2012.  It became the most viewed video on You Tube and its wacky choreography became a rage.

Khan, who has been named as the eighth goodwill ambassador of South Korea praised the nation for its technological edge and stated that he would love to shoot a film in the country and try to further India- South Korea relations.

Interestingly, Khan who is generally considered as the most prominent face of Bollywood overseas enjoys a massive fan base in South Korea as well.

"Om Shanti Om", "Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi" and "My Name Is Khan" have been very well received by the Koreans.

"Shah Rukh Khan has a huge presence in the world including Korea," revealed Joon-Gyu Lee, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in India at the event. 

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Apr 9, 2014

SRK’s Red Chillies Entertainment All Set To Expand

Shah Rukh Khans’s Red Chillies Entertainment, is one of the biggie production houses in the industry. The production house that manages all SRK films as well as VFX of other films is all set enhance its services. Red Chillies is on an expansion mode and are planning to become a complete studio that will be producing several films round the year.

Focusing on the romantic comedy genre, Red Chillies will be promoting new talents and also indulge in more projects other than SRK’s films. According to a leading daily, the production house has started hiring candidates for important roles in the company.
In fact we hear, Red Chillies recently hired Gaurav Verma as their new Chief Revenue Officer. He was previously working with Disney UTV as an executive director. Also Manish Hariprasad, ex UTV Creative Director will now be handling Creatives at Red Chillies.
We wish SRK loads of luck on this expansion of Red Chillies Entertainment and hope to see some good films coming our way from this production house.

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