Wednesday, 31 October 2012

SRK: We will celebrate with Jab Tak Hai Jaan for Yashji

Legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra passed away less than a month before his last directorial release, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, out on November 13.

At a press conference to promote the film at Mumbai's Yash Raj studios, its lead cast -- Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma -- fondly remembered the late filmmaker.
Anushka Sharma, Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif
Anushka Sharma, Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif

"I am very sad he is not with us anymore," Shah Rukh said. "It has been a huge jolt, extremely shocking. But I can't feel his loss. There is a strange feeling that he has not gone. He is still here. I have worked with him for 20 years and I am sure we will continue to watch his films for another 500 years."

REVEALED: Anushka to make a documentary on SRK's life in JTHJ

The plot of Jab Tak Hai Jaan, like all Yash Raj movies is a closely guarded secret. However, we can now reveal a juicy bit from the movie — Anushka Sharma one of the leading ladies in the film, apart from Katrina Kaif makes a documentary on Shah Rukh Khan in the film.
“I am Akira. I work for the Discovery Channel. And I am on a quest to discover the truth behind the compelling story of The Man Who Cannot Die,” says Anushka about her character.
Anushka - SRK in Jab Tak Hai Jaan
In the film, Akira’s goal is to work for the Channel. She chances upon the opportunity, in the form of Shah Rukh Khan, who plays Samar, employed with a special unit of the forces.
She goes on to convince the channel team to produce a documentary on him. The audience will discover the entire story of the film through Akira’s eyes.

“We are honoured to have associated with one of India’s foremost film stalwarts — the late Yash Chopra,” says Rahul Johri, senior vice president and general manager – South Asia, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific.

Why did Shahrukh Khan get upset.

The Baadshah of Bollywood, whose films have broken several box office records over the years, lost his cool when asked whether his nextJab Tak Hai Jaan could enter the coveted Rs 100 crore club. We wonder why this question irked SRK

Shahrukh Khan is often at his best behaviour in front of the media and remains calm, cordial and cool during his interactions with the press. However, it wasn’t the same at a recent press conference held to promote Yash Chopra’s Jab Tak Hai Jaan.

The actor was in a jolly mood answering few sensible but mostly nonsensical queries with his witty one-liners till he finally lost his cool. On being asked whether JTHJ would touch the Rs 100-crore mark, here’s what the angry actor said, “I don’t understand why you people (media) always tend to evaluate everything in terms of numbers. It’s not right. You guys have taken the term 100 crore far too seriously. What is 100 crore – just a figure? How can you evaluate uncountable and immeasurable feelings attached to a person who works hard to make a good film? Har cheez ko kaise number de sakte ho? Soon we will witness the time when you start numbering your kids instead of giving them a name.”

Further Added “For instance, if Anushka delivers a baby tomorrow, will you want her to number her kid instead of naming him or her? Will she name her kid as 10, 45, 567 Sharma? Personally speaking, numbers don’t matter to me. I have been in Bollywood for over 22 years now. I have seen good days and bad days. I have made good money and earned respect as an actor. So after a point, these things don’t really bother me and it shouldn’t bother others too.”

SRK is Thoroughly A Gentle Man : Katrina Kaif

Anushka - Shahrukh - Katrina
He is very gentlemanly. He will always open the door for you. If you come in, he'll stand up and he always pays attention to the small things," Katrina, 28, told reporters Monday

Plans to shoot the song have been cancelled after Yash Chopra's death. He died of multi-organ failure October 21.

"We had actually done the entire costume fittings, there were 12 saris which Manish (Malhotra) had made, and Yashji saw each one of them. He had also planned a sequence in the water (in freezing cold) and we were laughing about it. He said now we will just go to Switzerland and party," said the actress.
Jab Tak Hai Jaan also stars Anushka Sharma and will hit theatres on Diwali.

Shahrukh Khan: I don’t have the tall and rugged personality to play James Bond

The King Khan, who has always cherished the dream of playing secret agent 007, said at a recent media event – ‘I’m just trying to be as suave and fast as James Bond, but my physical attributes limit me.’ Huh? We wonder what’s going through SRK’s mind…
The superstar did impress us by performing daredevil action scenes and a debonair James Bond act in films like Baadshah and the Don series. So for Shahrukh Khan, the natural progression would be certainly to play the real Bond, James Bond!

Just few days ago, we told you how the current onscreen James Bond Daniel Craig apologised to SRK on a social networking site after learning that apna desi Bond wished to step into his shoes. Such is Shahrukh’s magic that he could even make a Hollywood star a wee bit insecure! While discussing his fascination for the role of the popular detective Shahrukh said, “Daniel feels that I cannot play James Bond. He might be right. Presently, I’m just trying to adapt to Bond’s walking style, the poise with which he holds the gun and also how James Bond makes women go weak in the knees with his dashing personality. It would be interesting to play James Bond. But I just wonder how it would feel when I say, ‘My name is Khan, James Khan’. Sorry for the bad joke, but somehow I feel I’m not rugged, tall and handsome enough to play James Bond. Let’s see what the future holds for me.”

Whether Shahrukh will ever qualify to play the eternally charismatic role that he really wants to, we are not sure, but if he does, it would make for a great picture. We are sure he could pull off the role

Anushka Sharma: Shahrukh Khan smells the best!

And we thought that only Rani Mukerji was absolutely smitten with the fragrance of her favourite co-star, Shahrukh Khan…
During the promotions of Aiyyaa, Rani Mukerji revealed the real reason why she likes romancing Shahrukh Khan onscreen. Remember her quote – ‘Shahrukh smells the best’? Ms. Mukerji justified her statement with: “Work becomes much easier if your co-stars smell nice and especially if it’s romantic role, the first essence is smell. And in that observation, SRK smells the best.” Hmmm…Anushka Sharma: Shahrukh Khan smells the best!

Anushka Sharma, who worked with SRK in her debut film Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and is also part of Yash Chopra’s last directed film Jab Tak Hai Jaan echoes similar sentiments. She swears by the fact that the superstar indeed smells good. Awww!

It so happened that a TV channel asked Anushka about the best thing she likes about SRK besides his acting skills. Shahrukh poked her several times to say good things about him and was finally surprised when he heard Anushka declaring, “He smells the best!” in front of the gathered media. The ecstatic Khan raised his right hand out of joy and posed as if he was shooting a Deodrant commercial. He later raised his left hand to where Katrina was seated and asked her if she agreed with Anushka’s candid confession. Bechari Kat got slightly embarrassed and didn’t know where to look.

We thought SRK’s sheer acting ability and his charismatic eyes helped him win over his female co-stars over the years, but now, with his leading ladies openly revealing the inner secrets of the superstar, we know the truth!

SRK, Salman are massy & classy: Raj Nayak

Since its inception in 2008, Colors channel has provided path breaking and though provoking content. With a myriad of shows across fiction and non- fiction, there's one person to thank for that- Raj Nayak, CEO (Colors).

With an expertise in TV ad sales, this 48 year old CEO has revolutionized the way audiences perceive content. Says Raj, "We are targeting the masses. There's a lot of classiness in our shows. We'd think of a Salman Khan or Shahrukh Khan as the face of our channel because they represent mass with class".

As the no.2 GEC across the nation, Colors has a wide reach with 150 million people in 162 countries glued to the channel. "We identify what content is on channel because people expect different kinds of things from us. We never stick to doing only one thing. Even in fiction for example, we have one show like Madhubala and one like Balika Vadhu. We have variety and we experiment with new formats. We have awards and then we have progressive shows like Bigg Boss and Khatron Ke Khiladi".

SRK is happy to sport tri-colour

They say time and tide wait for none, and recently, at a Swiss luxury watch event actor Shah Rukh Khan, who was in the capital to unveil a limited-edition watch, put in a brief appearance and made a quick exit. Racer Armaan Ebrahim accompanied the actor, and they both played a quick round of car racing video game as part of the promotional activity.
However, Shah Rukh Khan, who is very witty and media-friendly, somehow looked uncomfortable and skipped all the personal and professional questions after the watch unveiling ceremony.
Talking about his association with the brand, he mentioned, “I have been associated with Tag Heuer for over a decade now and I think they are my best employers. Every time they call me here, they give me a nice suit and a new watch.”
The King Khan also cracked a few jokes and said, “They have also made me play elephant polo — which was difficult and awkward; and I also got a chance to play polo for one of the promotional activities, where I nearly hit the cameraman with the stick.”
Talking about the newly launched India-inspired watch, SRK mentioned, “I like this watch a lot as it is chunky and one can wear it on formal as well as casual occasions. I also like the Indian tri-colour in the dial and that’s something special for me as an Indian. I think anything which is created with feelings is excellent.”

Shah Rukh Khan's JTHJ VS Son of Sardaar this Diwali

Ever since filmmaker Yash Chopra passed away (on October 21), there have been talks of whether Ajay Devgn should postpone his co-production, Son Of Sardaar (SOS). But as it stands, both films will now release on the Diwali weekend, on November 13.

When asked about it, Shah Rukh Khan, the lead actor of Jab Tak Hai Jaan (JTHJ), feels it is “unfair” to ask anyone to reschedule his/her film. “Yashji would have wished that the other film should also do well. Everyone puts in the same amount of hard work and love in their films. It is business at the end of day,” says SRK.

We asked trade analysts what the clash of two big films on Diwali means. And they said that each of the films is likely to eat into the other’s business by 30-35 per cent.

Ajay Devgn and Sonakshi Sinha in a still from Son of Sardaar
“Whenever two big films come together, they hurt the other’s business in some way. But honestly, at this point, JTHJ has an upper hand after Yashji’s death. Earlier, they were neck-to-neck, but now, there’s an emotional element to Yashji’s film,” says trade analyst Taran Adarsh.

On the other hand, trade expert Komal Nahta says he doesn’t see why SOS should push its date. “Work and personal
relationships are two different things. JTHJ will definitely get sympathy, but I don’t think SOS has to push its date because of that. Both films are ready for release, and it’s a fair fight at the box-office.”

A section of trade also says that it’s unfair to put the responsibility squarely on Ajay. “He isn’t the only one involved with the film. Corporates like Viacom 18 and Eros are also partners. It’s not as if Ajay is the sole decision maker. Also, Diwali has been lucky for both Ajay (Golmaal Returns in 2008, All The Best in 2009 and Golmaal 3 in 2010) and SRK (Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge in 1995, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai in 1998, Veer Zaara in 2004, Don in 2006 and Om Shanti Om in 2007),” adds Adarsh.

Vinod Mirani, another trade expert, says, “SOS is a mass entertainer. And since it’s a Diwali opening, there will be an audience for it too.”

Jab Tak Hai Jaan
Budget: Rs. 50 crore
Number of screens booked: Around 2,500
Promotional strategy: Except launching a couple of songs and the press conference, JTHJ’s promotions have been quiet. But we hear that some big plans are in place for the next 15 days. A huge premiere is being planned on November 12. Also, now SRK, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma are making appearances together. SRK and Katrina shot for a special KBC episode. The team might also visit the reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. In the coming days, a JTHJ special ad featuring SRK and Katrina is also being planned.
Buzz so far: Being Yash Chopra’s last directorial and SRK’s comeback to romance, there’s a lot of interest about the film.
*Budget and screen numbers based on trade estimates

Son of Sardaar
Budget: Rs. 30 crore
Number of screens booked: Around 1,700
Promotional strategy: Ajay Devgn has gone all out for the film. He and Sonakshi sung the national anthem at the Delhi F1 race, shot for a special Diwali programme (for Star) and appeared on reality shows (KBC and Bigg Boss). In addition to a YouTube campaign, it has also generated some buzz on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.
Buzz so far: For an item song, ‘Po po’, Ajay roped in Salman Khan. The music is fast gaining popularity.

Diwali clashes in the last five years
2011: RA.One, Tell Me O Kkhuda and Damadamm
Only RA.One worked moderately well.
2010: Golmaal 3 and Action Replayy
Golmaal 3 was the bigger hit.
2009: All The Best, Main Aur Mrs Khanna and Blue
Only All The Best made any profit.
2008: Fashion, Golmaal Returns, Roadside Romeo and Heroes
Only the first two did well.
2007: Saawariya and Om Shanti Om (OSO)
OSO was the clear winner. 

Yashji and I used to talk about life not films: SRK

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan said on Monday that his relationship with filmmaker Yash Chopra was much beyond films and that of late he was more like a father figure to him.

"Yash ji and I used to talk about life. I had a relationship with him which was beyond films and more

than films. We never sat down and discussed much about the film," he said at a promotional event for their upcoming film Jab Tak Hai Jaan.

The love story stars Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif and was Yash Chopra's last film. The filmmaker passed away on Oct 21 after being diagnosed with dengue.

Shah Rukh has worked in many of Yash Chopra's films like Veer Zara, Dil Toh Pagal Hai and Darr.
"I am very sad. But I can't feel his loss. I had worked with him for 20 years and we will continue to see his films for another 500 years," he said.

The actor was very happy with the way the media has celebrated the legacy of the filmmaker after his sad demise.

Promotion Plans Of Jab Tak Hai Jaan

The stars of Yash Chopra’s last film have kept all their work on hold to focus on the promotions of their Diwali release, thereby offering all their support to the bereaved Chopra family
All the speculation and confusion regarding Yash Raj Films’ Jab Tak Hai Jaan have been put to rest by Yash Chopra’s wife Pamela Chopra himself (fondly called Pam aunty by industry folks), who recently declared that they will have a grand premiere for her husband’s last romantic movie, all to bid him an unforgettable farewell.

Till he breathed his last, Yash Chopra was thoroughly involved in every aspect of his film, JTHJ. In fact, he had chalked out some unique promotional strategies for his film and even discussed it with close associates. The film’s first teaser was out on August 15 and song promos – Challa, Saans, Jiya re and the latest Ishq shava – were released gradually, one every week. Yash Raj Films might also showcase dialogue promos next week.

We heard that the leading stars of the film – Shahrukh, Katrina and Anushka – are currently on a break, as they intend to promote the movie together. SRK and Katrina have already shot the JTHJ special episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati 6, to be aired on November 4, and King Khan has already recorded a couple of TV interviews. The three stars are scheduled to do lots of interviews with news channels and print media will also promote their romantic movie on several popular reality shows, and go through rigorous city tours. We would be happy if they visited the Bigg Boss 6 house too! It’s heard that the production house has tied up with some leading brands that SRK, Katrina and Anushka endorse individually to promote the film.

Yash Chopra’s announcement of his retirement plan as a filmmaker with JTHJ has certainly raised lot of curiosity and generated buzz but now, with the passing away of the King of Romance, industry trade pundits and top guns believe that the film is already ‘golden’ and considered to be the most successful proposition of this year.

We can’t help but wonder what the makers of Son of Sardaar are up to…Shahrukh Khan-Katrina Kaif-Anushka Sharma’s special promotional plans for Jab Tak Hai Jaan

I am A big Shahrukh Khan Fan:Ayushman Khurana

Vicky Donor comparing himself with SRK?Ayushmann started his career after he won MTV Roadies Season 2. Khurana have hosted many shows, before receiving his big break in John Abraham's movie Vicky Donor.     

Actor Ayushmann Khurana gained immense fame and recognition after his debut movie Vicky Donor. Khurana, who has been a well-known face in the world of television so far, is now quite a popular name even in the Bollywood.

Talking about his gradual success, Ayushmann feels he's glad that "it was a gradual transition from TV to cinema" and he did not achieve success overnight. He's not amongst those television stars, who do not get their due in the film industry. Comparing himself with SRK and Vidya Balan, Khurana told a leading daily, "I broke that perception and before me, Shahrukh Khan and Vidya Balan also did the same."

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Video: "Jiya Re" Of Jab Tak Hai Jaan Is Out

Reportedly 3rd Music Video Of Jab Tak Hai Jaan Is Out Today. Previously Challa & Saans Music Video Were Out Along With The Trailer Of The Movie.
This Video Features Shah Rukh Khan & Anushka Sharma.Which Was Shoot On Various Beautifull Locations Of Kashmir& Ladakh.
Here Is The Link Of The Video-:

Watch "JIYA RE" On Youtube

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

SRK's video on Bengal wins award in Japan

Starring Shahrukh Khan, West Bengal's brand ambassador, a two-minute promotional video film on the state, has won an award at a Japanese film festival's travelogue section.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Facebook today that the first film on "Brand Bengal" made by the state government has won the coveted 2nd Festival Asia TV and Film on 'Journey' organised by the government of Japan.
Directed by Bengali filmmaker Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, the promotional film captures the present day progressive Bengal with its culture, heritage, scenic beauty and various development initiatives.

"This is very encouraging news for us as the jury liked our film," Chowdhury told PTI.
With breathtaking shots of the Sunderbans, mountains, hills, rivers and tea gardens of north Bengal and beautiful sea beaches of Digha, the ad film not only showcases the natural beauty of the state but also highlights the rich cultural heritage of Kolkata and Santiniketan.
A brainchild of the Chief Minister, the film has 'King' Khan proudly saying, "There is something special about Bengal".