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We all know that Salman Khan is in Goa these days completing his next schedule of ‘Mental’. But the latest buzz is that the actor still doesn’t hesitate to reply when asked about his only rival in the industry, Shah Rukh Khan. If sources are to be believed, Salman Khan has tagged SRK as an ‘over actor’!!
Everyone is aware about Sallu’s witty humour and while he was chilling with his crew members they all ended up playing a rapid fire game. The source says, “Salman was supposed to answer 5 questions promptly. When he was asked who does he think is a fine actor, he replied Naseeruddin Shah. Then he was asked who does je think is an overactor, without even thinking for a second he answered Shah Rukh. That reply did leave everybody stunned!
It is heard that Aamir Khan and SRK have managed to forget the differences and are on the verge of patching up. But will Salman Khan- SRK difference ever solve? By the looks of it, guess its ‘NO’.
S Sreesanth arrested by Delhi police on charges of spot-fixing, father accuses Dhoni and Bhajji for framing his son.May 16, 2013 | aman 11
Former India test bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and two other players have been arrested by Delhi police on suspicion of spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL), sports officials said on Thursday.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) immediately suspended Sreesanth and his Rajasthan Royals team mates Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila and promised that stricter punishments would await if they are found guilty.
“The BCCI has zero tolerance to corruption. We will offer all co-operation to the Delhi police and all other authorities in their investigations in this matter,” BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale said in a statement.
Spot-fixing involves the manipulation of individual incidents within a match which may not affect the outcome of the contest, most famously exposed in a London trial and jailing of three Pakistan cricketers in 2011.
Ever since I have seen the trailer of Raanjhanaa, this question has been lingering in my mind. I loved the trailer and on NG and couple of other forums and FB the feedback was good to great. Dhanush became extremely …
Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has joined hands with his 3 Idiots director Rajkumar Hirani once again in Peekay and now reports are that the film’s theatrical rights have been sold at a whopping Rs 118 crore.
Trade analyst Komal Nahta tweeted about the deal between producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra and production house UTV, which will be distributing the movie both in India and overseas.
Komal Nahta @KomalNahta
Breaking News: VinodChopra strikes deal for theatrical distribution of P.K.with UTV.Reportedly,UTV will pay Rs.118 crore for India&Overseas.
1:22 PM – 8 May 2013
Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh died of cardiac arrest in a Lahore hospital on Thursday after being comatose for nearly a week following a brutal assault by other inmates of a high-security jail, officials said.
“I received a call from the doctor on duty (at Jinnah Hospital) at 1 am (1:30 IST) informing me that Sarabjit is no more,” Mahmood Shaukat, the head of a medical board that was supervising Sarabjit’s treatment, said.
Another doctor, who was part of the team treating Sarabjit said he died of cardiac arrest, adding that doctors made several unsuccessful attempts to resuscitate him.
Officials of the Indian high commission in Islamabad said they had been informed by officials of Jinnah Hospital about Sarabjit’s death.
US based news magazine -TIME’s annual survey of the 100 most influential people in the world for the year 2013 is out and guess who landed an exclusive cover with the magazine. Billed as a film star and activist by the magazine, the Bollywood actor and host of the television show-Satyamev Jayate has been profiled by world celebrated music composer A.R Rahman. Other Indians to make the list include our Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram who has been listed as a Titan and Delhi based human-rights lawyer Vrinda Grover who has been listed as a Pioneer.
What is more remarkable is that the magazine has selected just 7 people out of the 100 chosen, to each have their separate cover. And Aamir Khan is one of the select 7. The other 6 include teenage Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, Oscar winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, hip-hop mogul Jay-Z, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk and Chinese tennis star Li Na. The covers vary internationally, but in the U.S. 4 different versions will hit the newsstands.
Another noteworthy point is that Aamir hasn’t been listed under the ‘Artists’ category but under the section ‘Pioneers’. Clearly his social activism has trumped his Bollywood credentials this time.The 100 influential people have been classified under the categories Titans, Leaders, Artists, Pioneers and Icons.
In a glowing profile of the actor, A.R Rahman writes much about Aamir’s sense of social responsibility and lauds his effort to make blockbuster movies that tackle themes of poverty and education. Terming his TV show Satyamev Jayate- part journalism and part talk show, that confronts India’s deepest social ills, from sexual abuse to caste discrimination, Rahman praises Aamir for “showing the courage to ask hard questions”. “Aamir has started a movement that will help change the world in which Indians live.”, he adds.
Today’s timeless classic is Kahin Door Jab Din Dhal Jaaye from the 1971 movie Anand starring Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan and Sumita Sanyal. Directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, this film had music by Salil Choudhury and lyrics by Gulzar. Mukesh …
For a man who has had at least one release (if not more) every year since his debut more than 2 decades ago, it sounds strange that this year his fans may not be able to watch him on the big screen.
While fans may attribute this to his bad health, the truth may be something else.
Sallu has had a great run of late, with each new film of his setting up some new record. But this year two other superstars (Aamir and Hrithik) are coming up with hardcore masala films, Dhoom 3 and Krrish 3, which are expected to make a mockery of the records which salman has recently created.
So it wouldn’t be wrong to assume that Salman doesn’t want to be overshadowed in the only department (boxoffice results) which is keeping him ahead of the pack, at least for now. And with Dabangg 2 performing more or less similar to a 2 year old Dabangg, maybe Salman has decided to play the waiting game and let Aamir and Hrithik fight among themselves to claim the crown of the biggest grosser of the year. And frankly speaking both Dhoom 3 and Krrish 3 look very much bigger than anything Salman has ever done and even if he comes up with Dabangg 3 this year, he can expect to be below the two.
Today’s evergreen melody is Chehra Hai Ya Chaand Khila Hai from the 1985 movie Saagar. Directed by Ramesh Sippy, the movie starred Rishi Kapoor, Kamal Hasan & Dimple Kapadia. This song has been sung by Kishore Kumar And Lata Mangeshkar …
Yes, you read it right! There was a time when Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan were good friends and shared a very cordial relation. Designer turned producer Shabinaa Khan, who knows all the three Khans, revealed in a …
Today’s evergreen classic is Chalte Chalte from the 1972 movie, Pakeezah. Directed by Kamal Amrohi, the movie starred Meena Kumari and Raaj Kumar among others. Music is by Ghulam Mohammed and Naushad and lyrics are by Majrooh Sultanpuri, Kaifi Azmi, …
When the Christmas 2008 release “Ghajini” chalked up Rs. 100 crore as its domestic nett collection (excluding entertainment tax), little did anyone know that within three years, this would become the new benchmark at the box-office, the parameter by which success and the statuses of stars, filmmakers and banners would be measured.
At that point, it took a full year for the next member to join, “3 Idiots,” also an Aamir Khan film, also released in Christmas 2009, which doubled the figure and crossed 200 crore to touch 202. No film has equaled that since, though one trade authority opines that the 2012 “Ek Tha Tiger,” which is said to have stopped at Rs 199.5 cr., has actually crossed the magic figure — but the banner, being close to Salman Khan’s rival, has withheld the fact. As of now, it still remains the second-highest earner in Hindi film history.
The next year — 2010 — saw the score double with the Eid release of Salman Khan’s “Dabangg,” the first film in years (possibly since “Main Hoon Na” and “Murder” in 2004) where the music actually boosted the opening of a film apart from the film’s star-draw, and the Diwali “issue,” “Golmaal 3.” Rohit Shetty and Ajay Devgn, together and separately, had been scoring high for a while, but this film put both in the highest bracket as a team.
Come 2011 and we had five additions more: Salman Khan’s “Bodyguard” (Eid again) and “Ready,” Ajay Devgn’s “Singham,” Shah Rukh Khan’s Diwali release “RA.One” (3D, tri-lingual) and his Christmas week’s “Don2.” And as we all know, the bumper year that was 2012 saw the figure of members again double from 9 to 18 with “Agneepath” (Jan. 26 or Republic Day), “Housefull 2” (the beginning of summer vacations), “Rowdy Rathore,” “Bol Bachchan,” “Ek Tha Tiger”(Independence Day, with Eid a few days later), “Barfi!,” both the Diwali films “Jab Tak Hai Jaan” and “Son of Sardaar” and the Christmas week “Dabangg 2.”
Today’s timeless song is Yeh Nayan Dare Dare sung by Hemant Kumar from the 1964 movie Kohra. Directed by Biren Nag, the film starred Biswajeet, Waheeda Rehman, Lalita Pawar, Tarun Bose, Madan Puri, Asit Sen and Abhi Bhattacharya. Music is by Hemanta Mukherjee and lyrics are by Kaifi Azmi.
Here’s a modern version of this song which is good too.
Today’s timeless melody is Lag Jaa Gale from the 1964 movie, Woh Kaun Thi. Starring Manoj kumar, Sadhana, Prem Chopra, this Raj Khosla-directed movie had music by Madan Mohan and lyrics by Raja Mehdi Ali Khan. Lata Mangeshkar rendered her voice to this beautiful song.
Lag Ja Gale Ki Phir
ye Hasin Raat Ho Na Ho
shayad Phir Is Janam Mein
mulakat Ho Na Ho
lag Jaa Gale Se …
hum Ko Mili Hai Aaj
ye Ghadiya Naseeb Se
je Bhar Ke Dekh Leejiye
hamako Kareeb Se
phir Apke Naseeb Mein
ye Raat Ho Na Ho
phir Is Janaam Mein
mulakaat Ho Na Ho
Race 2 showed a 25% jump in collections on Saturday due to the Republic Day holiday. The film collected around 18 crore nett on Saturday taking the two day collection to a little over 32 crore nett
The growth on Saturday was very strong in places like Delhi/UP, East Punjab and Mysore but less in circuits like Rajasthan, CI and Bihar. The film will show a drop today (Sunday) as the case after a big holiday but it should cross 45 crore nett for the weekend.
The weekend business is set to be good with the holiday giving the film an extra boost of 3-4 crore nett while the weekday business of the film likely to tell where the film is going.
The sentencing of David Headley in the 26/11 case by a Chicago court had Arnab Goswami up in verbal arms on January 25. He and his news channel went into a fit of hysteria screaming “America let us down” by not extraditing Headley to India for a trial. Arnab and TimesNow showered a hail of criticism on the US just stopping short of calling that country an enemy. Elsewhere, Salman Khurshid, the EAM, stated that if Headley were extradited to India he would have received a more stringent punishment. I had to laugh at this moronic statement coming from a man who once said: “When Sonia Gandhi saw pictures of the Batla House encounter, she had tears in her eyes”. He made this statement during an election campaign at Azamgarh, home to the terrorists killed at Batla House, before the UP elections of 2012. In another place where a ‘Littering’ festival is being held, bimbo panellist Suhel Seth condemned the move to deny some Pakistanis visas to attend this year’s Jaipur Litterfest as “reprehensible”. Mind you, the organiser of the festival, Sanjoy Roy, denies the Pakistanis were invited to speak and suggests they may be attending as visitors and not as invitees. A day after this month’s beheading incident at the LOC, Minister Shashi Tharoor was moderating an “Aman ki asha” debate with film actors and journalists from India and Pakistan. Do you think the US should have really extradited Headley to be handled by a bunch of jokers in this country?
A few days earlier Home Minister Sushil Shinde made the most atrocious statement at the Congress party’s Chintan Shivir at Jaipur: “Reports have come during investigation that BJP and RSS conduct terror training camps to spread terrorism..” adding that they stoked “Hindu terror”. This is not some off the cuff remark or a blooper. This was a carefully crafted speech. If indeed BJP is conducting terror training camps why is the party not banned? Why is such a party allowed to contest elections and have representatives in various Assemblies and also the Parliament? While our media morons debated Shinde’s Hindu terror comment they conveniently buried his comment about BJP and RSS promoting terrorism through their camps. In other words, the HM of this country called some of his colleagues in parliament “terror sponsors”. This is the grave danger of his moronery. It shouldn’t bother us much that “Shri” Hafeez Saeed picked up Shinde’s statement to demand declaring India a “terrorist state”. “Shri” Hafeez naturally finds a friend in Shinde and the Congress party.
It is not that all this load of rubbish that needs to be debated. But typically, our media folks even debate such nonsensical statements which deserve nothing but outright condemnation. And then jokers like Arnab Goswami and Rajdeep Sardesai, who truly belong in a circus, debate the sentencing of David Headley. The US is not foolish to hand over terror suspects to a country like India where the killers of Rajiv Gandhi or the late CM Beant Singh are being protected by politicians. The US is not going to hand over Headley to a country where the Congress is protecting the terrorist who plotted the attack on our own parliament. The US is not going to hand over a terrorist to a country which has shown remarkable unwillingness to combat terrorism and prosecute terrorists.
The Congress govt at the centre has been in permanent denial over the true nature of terrorism. Wilfully so! This denial comes from the fountain of Indian history that denies that religious terrorism was brought to this country from Islamic invasions. Some of the brutal invaders are glorified by the communist historians who are natural allies of the Congress. Islamic terrorism had conquered much of Europe as well. Hinduism has such no such history of religious terrorism. The cases that Shinde cited; Samjhauta Express, Malegaon and Mecca Masjid are all spurious at best. S. Gurumurthy cites the record and background of these cases and how they are being muddied for political reasons in his article in the NIE. If at all some Hindus were involved in these attacks it still doesn’t make out a case for “Hindu terror” just as the Godhra train burning is not classified as an act of terror. And there is nothing that stops the govt from prosecuting and punishing those behind the cases Shinde refers to. Fact is, a few Hindus were arrested and no cases are being prosecuted. I am not sure there is even a valid charge sheet filed against those arrested in these cases.
Today’s evergreen song is Ek Din Bik Jaayega from the Randhir Kapoor-directed 1975 movie, Dharam Karam, starring Rekha, Randhir Kapoor, Raj Kapoor and Premnath. This song has Mukesh’s voice and Rahul Dev Burman’s music. Lyrics are by Majrooh Sultanpuri.
ek din bik jayega, matee ke mol
jag me reh jayenge pyare tere bol
duje ke hotho ko dekar apne git
koyee nishanee chhod, phir duniya se dol
anhonee path me kante lakh bichaye
honee toh phir bhee bichhda yar milaye
yeh birha yeh duree, do pal kee majburee
phir koyee dilwala kahe ko ghabraye taram pam…
dhara jo behtee hai milke rehtee hai
behtee chara ban ja phir duniya se dol
Superstar of Tomorrow – Male
Ayushmann Khurrana (Vicky Donor)
Arjun Kapoor (Ishaqzaade)
Siddharth Malhotra (Student of the Year)
Varun Dhawan (Student of the Year)
Superstar of Tomorrow – Female
Alia Bhatt (Student of the Year)
Ileana DCruz (Barfi!)
Yami Gautam (Vicky Donor)
Esha Gupta (Jannat 2 / Raaz 3)
Parineeti Chopra (Ishaqzaade)
Breakthrough Supporting Performance – Male
Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Kahaani / Gangs Of Wasseypur 2/ Talaash)
Parambrata Chatterjee (Kahaani)
Himesh Reshammiya (Khiladi 786)
Prosenjit Chatterjee (Shanghai)
Saswata Chatterjee (Kahaani)
Breakthrough Supporting Performance – Female
Prachi Desai (Bol Bachchan)
Richa Chadda (Gangs Of Wasseypur)
Anjali Patel (Chakravyuh)
Shazahn Padamsee(Housefull 2)
Today’s classic is a Kishore Kumar song Chookar Mere Mann Ko from the 1981 movie Yaarana. Directed by Rakesh Kumar and starring Amitabh Bachchan, Amjad Khan, Neetu Singh, Tanuja, Aruna Irani and Kader Khan. Music is by Rajesh Roshan and lyrics are by Anjaan.
Chhookar Mere Man Ko
Kiya Tuney Kya Ishara
Badla Yeh Mausam
Lagey Pyaara Jag Saara
Chhookar Mere Man Ko
Kiya Tuney Kya Ishara
Tu Jo Kahe Jeevan Bhar
Tere Liye Main Gaaoon (2)
Geet Tere Bolon Pe
Likhta Chala Jaaoon (2)
Today’s timeless melody is Tujhse Naaraz Nahi Zindagi from the 1983 Sekhar Kapur directed movie Masoom. Sung by Anup Ghosal the movie starred Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi. Music is by R.D.Burman and lyrics are by Gulzar.
This song was specially requested by Sneha-didi
Tujhse Naaraaz Nahiin Zindagi
Hairaan Hoon Main
O Hairaan Huun Main
Tere Masum Sawaalon Se Pareshaan Hoon Main
O Pareshaan Hoon Main
Jeene Ke Liye Sochaa Hi Nahi
Dard Sambhaalane Honge
Today’s song is Thoda Hai Thode Ki Zaroorat Hai from Khatta Meetha sung by Kishore Kumar & Lata Mangeshkar. Khatta Meetha is a 1978 Hindi film directed by Basu Chatterjee. The film stars Ashok Kumar, Rakesh Roshan, Bindiya Goswami, Pearl Padamsee, David Abraham Cheulkar, Ranjit Chowdhry, Preeti Ganguly, Deven Verma, Pradeep Kumar and Iftekhar. Music is by Rajesh Roshan and lyrics by Gulzar.
thoda hai thode ki jaroorat hai
zindagi phir bhi yahan khoobsurat hai
thoda hai thode ki (jaroorat hai)-2
jis din paisa hoga vo din kaisa hoga
us din pahiye ghumenge aur kismat ke lab chumenge
bolo aeisa hoga
thoda hai thode ki jaroorat hai
Today’s evergreen song is from the 1963 movie Ustaadon Ke Ustad. Directed by Brij the film starred Ashok Kumar, Pradeep Kumar and Shakila. Music is by Ravi and this Mohammed Rafi sung song has lyrics by Asad Bhopali.
sou baar janam lenge, sou baar fana honge
ai jaan-e-vafa phir bhi, ham tum na juda honge
qismat hame milane se, rokegi bhala kab tak
in pyaar ki raahon men, bhatakegi vafa kab tak
qadamon ke nishaan khud hi, manzil ka pata honge
sou baar janam lenge, sou baar fana honge
ai jaan-e-vafa phir bhi, ham tum na juda honge
Today’s evergreen song is Likhe Jo Khat Tujhe from the 1968 movie Kanyadaan. Sung by Mohammed Rafi, this Mohan Segal directed film has music by Shankar Jai Kishan and lyrics by Neeraj. The film stars Shashi Kapoor and Asha Parekh among others.
Likhe jo khat tujhe
woh teri yaad mein
hazaaron rang ke
nazaare ban gaye