Sep 28, 2014

Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood Phenomenon, to Host Indian Live Version of Simon Cowell's 'Got Talent'; World's Second Richest Actor After Jerry Seinfeld Looking for India's Happiest Dancer

Shah Rukh Khan, the second richest actor in the world after Jerry Seinfeld, will host "Got Talent World Stage Live," an extension of the Simon Cowell "Got Talent" TV franchise. The live event will be held on Dec. 6, at Mumbai's Andheri sports complex.

In statement, Shah Rukh Khan said "Performing arts is a pure act of passion and love. I am glad to associate with Got Talent World Stage as a host. I am sure that we will get to witness some extraordinary talent."

Simon Cowell added, "The Got Talent format has uncovered some incredible stars around the world, and this is a great celebration of Indian and international artists."

Khan will host the live event, which will showcase 10 Indian and international talents like popular illusionist Darcy Oake. The event will be broadcast on Colors.

Colors CEO Raj Nayak said "We have been associated with the Got Talent franchise for over six years now, which has not only witnessed the successful India's Got Talent series but also a corporate extension in the form of CEO's Got Talent. We are looking forward to the on-ground extension of the property especially because it gives us the opportunity to raise the entertainment quotient through the exhibition of exceptional local and international talent."

Shah Rukh Khan, 48, has been called King Khan, King of Bollywood and Bollywood Badshah, which means emperor. Khan was named a knight this summer in a ceremony in Mumbai. Laurent Fabius, the French foreign affairs minister, conferred the title Knight of the Legion of Honor, France's highest civilian honor, on Khan.

In a statement, Fabius said, "The French people hail Shah Rukh Khan's talent and generosity," which transcend "cultural and historical differences."

"Got Talent" will be India's first ever multi-city dance tour. Khan will lead the search for the country's "happiest dancer." The search will be conducted on a special "Happy Dancing" bus that will traverse Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad and Indore.

Source: http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/117350/20140927/shah-rukh-khan-bollywood.htm

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Shah Rukh Khan: Any film I star in will become bigger

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has had a tryst with off-beat films with 'Maya Memsaab', 'Swades', 'Chak De! India', but does not understand the concept of this genre as he feels his presence can turn any unconventional film into a mainstream money-spinner.

The 48-year-old actor, best known for his romantic hero act in films, said he did take a few risks with his movies but since he is such a big star, his experimental films also find audience.

"What is an off-beat film? You put me in an off-beat film and it will become on-beat. Like 'Chak De! India' was an off-beat film and it did really well money wise. It is the biggest success of my career," Shah Rukh told PTI.

"I think any film that I am part of will become bigger than it was meant to be as I am big movie star. Even if it is an off-beat movie, people will watch it and so it will become on-beat. I did 'Maya Memsaab', 'Oh Darling Yeh Hai India', 'Darr', 'Baazigar', 'Swades', 'Chak De! India' and others so I do off-beat films whenever I feel like doing it," he said.

However, Shah Rukh said that he is cautious about starring in off-beat films and will never take up such projects just to comply with what others want him to do.

"I will never do anything that others want me to do. I have enough money, I am a rich star, I am famous and have enough awards. I will do films that make me happy like I did 'Ra.One' because my children likes superheroes. My father played hockey so I wanted to do 'Chak De'. It is important to feel excited about doing what you want to," he said.

Shah Rukh said that his forthcoming releases YRF's 'Fan' and Rahul Dholakia's 'Raees' fall in the category of off-beat cinema and he is happy to be a part of them.

The star, who has been in the industry for over two decades, said even at this stage of his career he does not worry about his work as he knows he is evolving as an actor with each passing day.

"I have no worries at all. I am good at the craft, I am at a good level. I know my choices and do my best. I have no worries as every day you evolve as an actor. Actors don't worry and if they do they are not actors they are stars. And I am an actor. My stardom overshadows my work," he said.

Diwali at the box office with his upcoming multi-starrer film 'Happy New Year'. The movie will see the reunion of SRK and choreographer-turned-director Farah Khan after the success of 'Main Hoon Naa' and 'Om Shanti Om'. The actor said during the making of the film, which also stars Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood and Vivaan Shah, he learnt many important lessons especially the virtue of being patient. "I have never done an ensemble film where everyone has an equal part. When you are trying to entertain people you have to get bigger and better. 'Happy New Year' is a venture which we all have tried to take it to the biggest level possible to entertain people so that they are happy on Diwali. As an actor who has worked for 20 years and who could lose patience easily I think what this film has taught me is you got to be patient. Every good thing comes with patience. It doesn't come with speed, aggression. I think patience is another name for creativity," Shah Rukh said. 'Happy New Year', produced by SRK's banner Red Chillies Entertainment, will hit theatres on October 24. - 

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Sep 22, 2014

Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone make waves in US, even gift Harley-Davidson motorcycle

Shah Rukh Khan along with Bollywood A-listers Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Malaika Arora Khan and Farah Khan mesmerized the thousands of South Asians through their scintillating performance in a suburb of the American Capital last night.

Dancing to the tune of popular Bollywood numbers, the top Indian stars led by the Shah Rukh Khan himself, created a personal bond with the thousands of people attending their show by interacting with them.

In fact, towards the end of the show, Shah Rukh Khan gifted one of the attending couple -- wife an Afghan American and husband an American – a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

"This is the best day of my life," Najira, an Afghan American, said after she and her husband Jimmy was invited on to the stage by Shah Rukh Khan for live interaction.

"I have never dreamt in my life that I would meet my super star Shah Rukh Khan," Najira said.

This was for the first time in 10 years that Shah Rukh Khan was performing live in the US capital, which attracted several thousand to the large Jiffy Lube Live, which has a capacity of more than 12,000.

"I have come to Washington DC after ten years. A lot of thing has changed here. But, one thing has not changed – the love and affection from its people," SRK told the audience that mainly comprised of people from South Asian origin – India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan.

Given the huge success of the concert, Manish Sood of Intense Entertainment said Shah Rukh should come to Washington DC soon.

"Residents of Greater Washington area would not have to wait for 10 years to watch King Khan live," he said.

Christened 'SLAM', Shah Rukh is currently on a five city US-tour to promote his film 'Happy New Year', which is scheduled to be released next month.

With his first stop in Houston on Friday, the visiting Indian stars performed in New York / New Jersey on Saturday.

New weekend, he is scheduled to perform in Chicago and San Francisco, with an in-between live show in Vancouver, before heading to London.

In his brief live interaction with the audience, in between his dances, Abhishek said that this was his second trip to Washington DC.

"Last time I was here with someone called Big B. We got to immortalise this moment," he said after which he took a video selfie with the crowd and posted it on the social media.


Source: http://www.financialexpress.com/news/shah-rukh-khan-deepika-padukone-make-waves-in-us-even-gift-harleydavidson-motorcycle/1291550

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'SLAM! The Tour!': 'Happy New Year' Stars Shah Rukh, Deepika Set the Stage on Fire







Touted as the biggest Bollywood extravaganza, Shah Rukh Khan's 'SLAM! The Tour' has so far received an overwhelming response from live audiences.

The tour, which kick-started its journey on 19 September at the Toyota Center, Houston, has successfully set high standards for film promotions. The first stop was followed by some crackling performances by the "Happy New Year" lead cast in Continental Arena, New Jersey, and Washington DC on Sunday.

Performing at the dance tour are: Deepika Padukone, Malaika Arora Khan, Farah Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood, Vivaan Shah, Kanika Kapoor and Yo Yo Honey Singh.

According to an India Today report, while the 48-year-old superstar charmed his fans by dancing to some of his hit numbers ("Chammak Challo", "Kaali Kaali Aankhe", and "Suraj Hua Maddham"), Irani-Farah reportedly put a hilarious act, which reflected their amazing chemistry in "Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi". Padukone, on the other hand, set the stage on fire with her moves on "Lovely" and "Angeji Beat" song.

The audience was also fortunate as they caught a glimpse of the sizzling chemistry that Shah Rukh and Padukone share, as they performed to "Satrangi Re" from "Dil Se".

Taking it a step further, music director Ram Sampath reportedly composed an anthem for the tour. "Working on the Slam track was a blast! As per the brief, we went for stadium scale hip-hop in order to capture the grandeur & energy of the SLAM tour. When Earl Edgar laid down a high octane rap which complimented my singing really well, we knew we were home. Enjoy SLAM!," Sampath told Indian Express.

Calling it an opportunity to give back the love he has received, Shah Rukh reportedly said that he was blessed to be loved by so many people across the globe.

Revealing the dates, the superstar had posted on Twitter the first leg of the schedule: 26 September – Sears Center Arena, Chicago; 27 September - Pacific National Exhibition (PNE), Vancouver; and 28 September – SAP Center, San Jose.


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Shah Rukh Khan gives fans luxury bikes on US tour

Shah Rukh Khan gives fans luxury bikes on US tourKhan made his entry to the stage by aerial cable, before dancing to some of his biggest hits including 'Chammak Challo', 'Kaali Kaali Aankhen' and 'Suraj Hua Maddham'.

Khan also performed the track 'Satrangi Re' with Deepika Padukone, for the first time ever in front of a live audience.

The actor is currently taking part in Slam! The Tour with Farah Khan, Deepika Padukone, Malaika Arora Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood, Vivaan Shah and singers Kanika Kapoor and Yo Yo Honey Singh.

Having performed at the Toyota Centre in Houston and Continental Arena in New Jersey on September 18 and 20, the tour continues onto Washington DC (September 21), Chicago (September 26), Vancouver (September 27) and San Jose (September 28). 

They will also perform at The O2 in London in October.

Produced by Red Chillies Entertainments and distributed by Yash Raj Films worldwide, Happy New Year will release this Diwali in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages.

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SRK mesmerises Washington audience with brilliant performance



Shah Rukh Khan along with popular Bollywood stars Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Malaika Arora Khan and Farah Khan mesmerized the thousands of South Asians through their scintillating performance in a suburb of the American Capital last night.

Dancing to the tune of popular Bollywood numbers, the top Indian stars led by the Shah Rukh himself, created a personal bond with the thousands of people attending their show by interacting with them.

Towards the end of the show, Khan gifted one of the attending couple - wife an Afghan American and husband an American - a Harley-Davidson motor cycle.

"This is the best day of my life," Najira, an Afghan American, told PTI after she and her husband Jimmy was invited on to the stage by Shah Rukh for live interaction.

"I have never dreamt in my life that I would meet my super star Shah Rukh Khan," Najira said.

This was for the first time in 10 years that Shah Rukh was performing live in the US Capital, which attracted several thousand to the large Jiffy Lube Live, which has a capacity of more than 12,000.

"I have come to Washington DC after ten years. A lot of thing has changed here. But, one thing has not changed - the love and affection from its people," SRK told the audience that mainly comprised of people from South Asian origin - India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan.

Given the huge success of the concert, Manish Sood of Intense Entertainment said Shah Rukh should come to Washington DC soon.

"Residents of Greater Washington area would not have to wait for 10 years to watch King Khan live," he said.

Christened 'SLAM', Shah Rukh is currently on a five city US-tour to promote his film 'Happy New Year', which is scheduled to be released next month.

With his first stop in Houston on Friday, the visiting Indian stars performed in New York / New Jersey on Saturday.

New weekend, he is scheduled to perform in Chicago and San Francisco, with an in-between live show in Vancouver, before heading to London.

In his brief live interaction with the audience, in between his dances, Abhishek said that this was his second trip to Washington DC.

"Last time I was here with someone called Big B. We got to immortalise this moment," he said after which he took a video selfie with the crowd and posted it on the social media.

Source: http://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/srk-mesmerises-washington-audience-with-brilliant-performance/article6435076.ece


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Sep 20, 2014

Shah Rukh Khan Paid Rs 6.84 Lakh For Mughal-E-Azam Posters

Shah Rukh Khan likes to live king size and makes film on bigger canvas every year. But he has other pursuits as well which are equally extravagant. The King Khan recently bought two original posters of Mughal-E-Azam for Rs. 6.84 lakh.

Like every years, Osian's conducted this auction of rare Bollywood memorabilia that fetched the auction company nearly Rs. 55.6 lakh. Apart from the Mughal-E-Azam posters, the Pyaar Hua Iqrar Hua moment captured in a painting by Arpana Caur with Raj Kapoor and Nargis housed under an umbrella went for 7.5 lakh, highest in the lot. The Dilip Kumar-Meena Kumari embrace standee of Yahudi went for Rs. 4.8 lakh.

The patrons were more interested in laying their hands on items focusing on legends like Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar and Dev Anand apart from Nargis, Meena Kumari and Madhubala. It almost created a frenzy at the auction. The Ganga Jamuna artwork signed and inscribed by Dilip Kumar sold for 2.16 lakh and a six-sheeter poster of Mother India fetched 2.52 lakh.

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Shah Rukh Khan to Repeat Epic Train Sequences in Aditya Chopra's 'Fan'

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is busy shooting Aditya Chopra's upcoming film "Fan", will reportedly have train sequences much like Khan's previous hit movies.

Be it "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge", "Dil Se", "RA.One" or "Chennai Express", Khan had train sequences in almost all his big films and it appears like the epic scene will be repeated in "Fan" too.

"The set for the scene consisted of three train wagons that were recreated in the studio. One of the wagons was only half made so that the interiors could be shot with ease." a source close to the production house told Hindustan Times.

Apparently, the actor has already finished shooting for the action sequence last week at a suburban studio in Mumbai.

It looks like train sequences have proved lucky for the "Happy New Year" actor, whether it is dancing above the train like in the popular song "Chaiyya Chaiyya" from "Dil Se" or a film based on train "Chennai Express", all have worked wonders for the Bollywood king.

Produced by Yash Raj Films, "Fan" is supposedly based on the story of a fan who is on a mission to meet the one he has idolized for long.

Ileana D'Cruz of "Barfi!" fame, will apparently play the lead actress opposite Khan. However, the makers have not officially announced D'Cruz's involvement in the film.

Further, director, Maneesh Sharma has kept the film's content as a secret, and the entire cast and crew of "Fan" have been banned from using mobile phones on the sets, in order to prevent pictures getting leaked from the sets.

There were also reports that Khan will sport a different look in the film, for which Academy Award-winning make-up artist Greg Cannom known for his special effects, has been roped in to create a unique look for the actor in the film.

Written by Habib Faisal, "Fan" is scheduled to release worldwide on 14 August 2015.

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Fan photos: Shahrukh and 'Happy New Year' team enthrall Houston with first 'SLAM! The Tour' concert

SLAM! THE TOUR

All roads led to the Toyota Centre in Houston on Friday night as Shahrukh Khan and the 'Happy New Year' gang enthralled their fans with scintillating performances in the first SLAM! The Tour concert in the US. 

The show had Shahrukh Khan making a heart-stopping aerial entry. A lot of glamour, glitz, and Bollywood music and dance was on display as the likes of Deepika Padukone, Shahrukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood, Vivaan Shah, Farah Khan, Malaika Arora, Kanika Kapoor and Yo Yo Honey Singh enthralled the crowd.

Just minutes before the show, Shahrukh tweeted, "Take ur seats inToyota Center Houston.1st show, 1st jitters. Nervous energy will make up for the missed steps. Love u all. SLAM by HNY team." 


The team has no breather after the Houston concert as they will rock New Jersey on September 20. 





Here's the schedule: 

20 September: Continental Arena, New Jersey 
21 September: Jiffy Lube Live, Washington DC 
26 September: Sears Center Arena, Chicago 
27 September: Pacific National Exhibition (PNE), Vancouver 
28 September: SAP Center, San Jose 

Catch more fan photos from the Houston concert ahead. 

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SLAM! The Tour: Take a look at Shah Rukh, Deepika, Abhishek’s candid captures

The Happy New Year team, including Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, director Farah Khan, among others, are currently in Houston for their musical extravaganza 'SLAM! The Tour', as part of the promotions of their upcoming film.
 
The team is quite excited about the endevour, and their zeal was quite evident in the photos which were shared on the social networking site Twitter. The candid captures taken during the trip showcase how much fun the film's team is having while the promotional spree.








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