Daily Archives: November 25, 2012
Good idea integrating some scenes from the movie to arouse curiosity. Waiting for Episode 2 of this story. I hope it does not disappoint. Episode 1 surely hasn’t !!
I don’t know any Indian movie integrating with TV serials …
By Gerrick D. Kennedy, Los Angeles Times
November 20, 2012, 5:00 a.m.
Priyanka Chopra looks like a pop star when she struts into Hollywood’s Chalice Studios, entourage in tow. Her sultry smile, body-hugging dress and towering heels command attention.
She has the image, sure. But not the name. At least not outside of India.
Yet Chopra, 30, is here to listen to her debut album helmed by Grammy Award-winning producer-songwriter RedOne (a.k.a. Nadir Khayat), the same guy who catapulted Lady Gaga into superstardom.
PHOTOS: Hollywood back lot moments
Shah Rukh Khan has scraped in at number 40 on a newly-published list of influential Indians on Twitter.
Aamir Khan (2) and Salman Khan (6) are two of the highest-ranking Bollywood actors on the survey, compiled by digital marketing firm Pinstorm.
“As social media grew in India, we wanted a simple way to figure out how influential Indians were. To do this we needed (a) a list of Indian entities on social media and (b) a way to measure their social influence,” said the company in a statement.
“What started as a bit of a whim a year ago has grown into something much larger than any of us might have imagined.”
As Jab Tak Hai Jaan looks to somehow trundle past 100 crores at the domestic box office, one wonders what’s wrong with Shah Rukh Khan.
His film is struggling to get past 100 crores which is not even a milestone any more. With constantly increasing number of screens and ticket prices, every big film is likely to achieve that. While the films of Shah Rukh’s rivals are creating new and newer records and earning audience’s love, his films seem to be failing on both counts. The only solace being the overseas earnings which are mostly due to a wider release as compared to other films. But being happy with overseas numbers without making any impact on the audiences back home is quite meaningless as far as somebody’s impact as a star is concerned. Overseas collection is just numbers. It is the collective earnings from various places put together. It indicates that money has come but that doesn’t mean that the film has made any noteworthy impact at any particular place.
Contrary to the popular belief and the faith of his fans, SRK has not been ‘ruling the industry for 20 years’ etc. His career has been full of ups and downs like that of any other star. For one or two hit films, there have been an equal number or more of flop films. The number of flops was more in the first decade of his career and the second decade kind of reversed the ratio. But the failures did keep coming. Only difference being this time they were not at all being recognized by him or by the media. Propagating of the ‘king’ myth was kind of coming in the way of honest analysis of things and accepting the basic fact that you win some, you lose some. It’s part of the game.
Shah Rukh’s overall career tally of hits and misses stands something like this –
TOTAL RELEASES: 51
Super Hit/Blockbuster 17
Overseas Hit from above 51 21