People tell me I am better-looking than the heroines: Shah Rukh Khan

He may have recently turned 47, but Shah Rukh Khan shows no signs of ageing or slowing down. In Yash Chopra’s Jab Tak Hai Jaan, the actor will be seen in a romantic avtar after a hiatus of almost eight years. In a free-wheeling chat, the ever-enthusiastic SRK opens up about the late filmmaker, his 20 year-long journey in Bollywood and veteran actors he wants to work with

How do you keep fit at 47?
I don’t have excesses — I don’t overeat or overindulge. I have no bad habits, except coffee and smoking. I sleep as many hours as required. I have a few days off presently, after which I won’t be able to spend time with my kids for some time. So I am currently keeping them awake till 3-4 am; but apart from that, I don’t have any late nights.

Has age taken a toll on your thinking yet?
My mind is much faster than my body.

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JAB TAK HAI JAAN overseas theatre count

Below is an overseas theatre count of Jab Tak Hai Jaan, as per official releases from Yash Raj Films. Please note that this list is, in all probability, not exhaustive.

United Kingdom                               –          89

United States of America               –         115

United Arab Emirates                     –           56 Continue reading

Movies Watched In November 2012

I lifted this idea from someone else without informing and I guess this is the best way to share movies you watched in a month than in a week. It is also helpful if someone have to revisit or refer this thread or particular thread one is looking for. During such discussions only I happen to see many good to excellent movies that made my days. I hope you all share as well.

My Left Foot – One hell of a brilliant performance i have ever seen from a male artist as well as the child artist (though small role). No doubt why he won academy award for the performance in this film! I liked the intention and motive of the movie but the flow of story was bit disappointing. The movie is about a boy with 75% paralysis. Only his left foot and middle body along with his face and head is movable. How he was ignored initially but later goes on to become famous writer and painter while painting and writing via his left foot. 4/5 (1 point extra just for his performance).

I was not aware of the actor’s real identity or his name when I watched “My Left Foot” and after few days I had a discussion with Dhamaka and he recommended another movie “in the name of Father”.

In the name of Father – first half was really good but i was blown out by his performance during his interrogation in the movie where he breaks down into tears. That was so so real. I have hardly seen any male character enact with such realism. As I said He is just brilliant and then I came to know he is the same actor acted in My left foot . Story is about innocent irish people being accused and punished by ruling England courts for the crime they haven’t done that includes father and son, aunt and other relatives. Later helped by one brit lawyer which also brings govt involvement in misuse of law and order. It is based on true story. Second half is very slow. 3.5/5 (0.5 for daneil) After this film i watched, Continue reading

Yeh Kya Tha Tiger???

My Take on ‘Ek Tha Tiger’

RATING: 2.5/5

A Normal “Salman Khan”
Movie which could have been
Much More Better with the
Core Topic at Hand but Alas, It
was Not Made with a Greater
Sense of Purpose & Conviction.

Not Even a Single Actor Managed to
Give a Impactful Performance
in the Entire Duration of the
Movie…Each One of them was
Acting Like they were ‘Going
about their Jobs’ …Getting the Work Done…No Real Effort at all.

Kabir Khan’s Direction is at a Big Fault here… He Manages to Create a Wonderful Premise in the Fantastic 1st Half of the Movie but all that is Blown Away by an Equally Pathetic 2nd Half and a Shoddy Ending.

The Brilliant Positives, What Stands Out in the Movie
are the Locales, The Interesting Moments and Interactions in
the 1st Half btwn Tiger and
Zoya and the Action Scenes
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Salman Khan is like my big brother, says Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif created quite a stir in Kolkata on Saturday. Not only was
she looking gorgeous in her desi avataar in a chiffon sari – a typical
Yash Raj heroine, she also made everyone’s jaws drop when she
claimed: “Salman is like my big brother”. The leading cast of Yash Raj film ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ had descended in
Kolkata on Saturday to inaugurate the Kolkata International Film
Festival. Shah Rukh Khan, who is the brand ambassador of West Bengal and
also owns the state’s IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders, was also at the
event to inaugurate the festival. Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan
was also present during the ceremony. But Katrina managed to steal the thunder despite the presence of
stalwarts like Amitabh, Shah Rukh and even the chief minister of West
Bengal Mamata Banerjee, who is known for sensational quotes. Now, it is not secret that Katrina managed to gain a solid foothold in
Bollywood only after the beefy actor took her under his wings and
promoted her heavily. Otherwise an ok looking girl with a fabulous
figure and barely being able to converse in accented Hindi would have
been long lost in the labyrinths of Bollywood. It is also not a secret that the duo were involved in a close relationship
with each other. No one knows exactly why the duo departed but
then Salman is not really known to hang out with one woman for too
long. After their split, they both claimed that they remain ‘good
friends’. Katrina has previously gone on record to claim that Salman is
her 4am friend and she is also a common face at any celebration and gathering of the bigger Khan family. The truth is out there, but for the moment, her little ‘brotherly’
bombshell seems to have stunned a lot of people. Is Salman too
stunned by the revelation? Watch this space for further updates.

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Salman Khan is like my big brother, says Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif created quite a stir in Kolkata on Saturday. Not only was she looking gorgeous in her desi avataar in a chiffon sari – a typical Yash Raj heroine, she also made everyone’s jaws drop when she claimed: “Salman is like my big brother”.

The leading cast of Yash Raj film ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ had descended in Kolkata on Saturday to inaugurate the Kolkata International Film Festival.

Shah Rukh Khan, who is the brand ambassador of West Bengal and also owns the state’s IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders, was also at the event to inaugurate the festival. Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan was also present during the ceremony.

But Katrina managed to steal the thunder despite the presence of stalwarts like Amitabh, Shah Rukh and even the chief minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee, who is known for sensational quotes. Continue reading

DSK Motors launches exciting Picture Dekho Bike Jeeto contest and chance to meet Son of Sardaar Ajay Devgan


DSK Motorwheels have come up with an exciting contest with special emphasis on the recently released Bollywood blockbuster “Son of Sardaar”. The contest will see winners being awarded Hyosung ST7 and GT 250 Bikes, Son of Sardaar merchandise and also a chance to meet Ajay Devgan himself.
Biking enthusiasts and movie buffs will be able to enter this contest by watching the movie between November 13 and 18 at a theatre, SMS SOS to 56060 with name, age and city and wait for the lucky winners to be announced. 300 participants will be selected on a draw basis out of which two lucky winners will be handed over the keys to a Hyosung ST7 and GT250R bikes.
The company is looking forwards to receiving overwhelming response to this contest which will also project their premium super bike brand in the country to a wider audience. Hyosung ST7 is a V twin cruiser offering enhanced comfort and style while GT250R is a 250cc sports bike that recently made its way into Indian markets. These bikes cost anywhere between Rs.2.75 lakhs and Rs.5.69 lakhs (ex showroom Delhi).

 

http://www.rushlane.com/dsk-motors-son-of-sardaar-1251450.html

Prakash Jha lashes out at YRF’s alleged monopoly

Says Prakash Jha, “I’m hundred percent with Ajay on this issue not only because he’s a friend but because I know he’s fighting a valid battle against a trade monopoly that exists. Those in the industry who want to sentimentalize the issue are only burying their heads in the sand hiding away from the truth.”

Speaking out loud for the first time Prakash, who has worked extensively with Devgn in the past and is all set to start his new film Satyagrah with Devgn in the lead, expresses disgust at what he calls the alleged monopolistic practices of Yash Raj.

Says Jha, “With due respects to Mr Yash Chopra whom we all have the highest regard for, this kind of thing has to stop. Does Ajay Devgn seem like the kind of guy who would raise such an issue unless he was sure of his facts? I’m a hundred percent behind Ajay because I’ve been a victim of the monopoly.”

Says Prakash, “Why should Ajay allow his film to suffer because of this monopoly? Son Of Sardaar is not a small film. Please understand, Ajay’s fight doesn’t concern the multiplex chain of theatres. It is the single screen theatres which still account for 30 percent of our total revenues that have been pressurized into such a monopolistic commitment during the release of Ek Tha Tiger. Agreed Eid is synonymous with Salman. So flooding theatres with Ek Tha Tiger during Eid made some sense. But why should only Jab Tak Hai Jaan get a major portion of the theatres during Diwali when there is enough room for two releases especially when the other release happens to be a big Ajay Devgn project? Yeh kya baat hui? Eid bhi hamara, Diwali bhi hamara. So what are other filmmakers supposed to do? Wait in the line?” Continue reading