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Yash Raj banner and Shah Rukh came together in Darr (1993) for the first time. After Darr, Shah Rukh Khan worked with Chopras in the superhit Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), Mohabbatein (2000), Veer Zaara (2004) and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008).
“I have always had great experience working with him. He is one actor who has never asked me what the story is about, how much money he will charge…whatever amount I send him through cheque he takes that and rather asks me why I gave such a huge amount,” said Chopra, who turned 80 on Thursday.
“He does not meet me before we start shooting, he says why to meet…i don’t want to know the story, don’t want to talk about money so why to meet. It is all because he has faith in me.”
Ek Tha Tiger will finish with 15 crore nett business less than Three Idiots and all the shortfall coming from Mumbai circuit. The figures after five weeks are 186 crore nett for Ek Tha Tiger while Three Idiots grossed 191 crore nett in the same period. The approx business for the first five weeks is as follows.
Ek Tha Tiger – 143.25 crore (9 days)
3 Idiots – 79 crore (inc pp)
Ek Tha Tiger – 29.50 crore
3 Idiots – 56 crore
Ek Tha Tiger – 9.50 crore
3 Idiots – 30.25 crore
Raaz 3 has taken the horror genre to another level as it clocked up a huge 55 crore nett first week and is sure to cross the 75 crore nett mark considering the weekdays were rock steady and the only noticeable drop came on Thursday.
The only other time that the horror genre has succeeded in such a way was ten years back when the first part of Raaz garnered a 15-16 crore distributor share but that success was on back of the super hit music which was a craze at that time.
The horror genre is a good bet for non star cast films but its tough for it to put up big numbers as a large chunk of the audience does not go for horror films.
Prior to Raaz 3 no horror film had even touched the 30 crore nett mark and this film is looking to cross 75 crore nett which is phenomenal for the genre.
Ek Tha Tiger has crossed 300 crore worldwide and will settle at around 307 crore at the end of its run unless it goes to other markets Overseas which may will add more The top ten films in terms of Worldwide gross ae as follows.
1. Three Idiots (2009) – 385 crore
2. Ek Tha Tiger (2012) – 307 crore (Expected)
3. Bodyguard (2011) – 230 crore
Ek Tha Tiger on Tuesday is behaving very differently at centres across India. Where there is a heavy muslim population the film is holding up with unbelievable figures and in other places it is down heavily.
This can be illustrated with figures from two centres, Lucknow and Gurgaon, both are in North India, the latter being a multiplex heavy centre just outside Delhi and the former being Muslim dominated centre of UP. Both centres are amongst the the top ten grossing centres of India for Hindi films.
Below are the Tuesday figures from Gurgaon which show a huge CRASH with Monday figures in brackets.
PVR Ambience – 2,03,030 (5,93,937)
Staring far into the sea, watching the waves splash around, it looks as if he is trying to relive those frustrating days of sitting on Bandra’s bandstand with nothing more than just a dream. But with success, SRK’s dreams have only gotten bigger.
Superstar Shahrukh Khan reveals that his children, son Aryan and daughter Suhana, are his “best friends” as he has garnered a friendship with them.
Shahrukh Khan, who has been in the film industry for over two decades, has no friends in the showbiz and says his children are his “best friends”.
“My kids are my best friends. I read this line somewhere – I love my children not because they are my children but because I have garnered a friendship with them,” said SRK who has two children – son Aryan and daughter Suhana.
“I am realising this… as they are getting older, they are my greatest friends. I realised this on Friendship Day and I really enjoy myself with them. I think my mental age is between 12 to 14 so it is nice to have two friends that I can ever have,” Shahrukh added.
Websites had started pre-booking shows a month before Salman Khan’s much-awaited Eid release Ek Tha Tiger was scheduled to hit the theatres on August 15. And now, Mirror has learnt that most multiplexes have decided to hike the ticket prices by as much as 12-16 percent.
Pricing tickets higher for certain films or during special occasions like Diwali and New Year is not uncommon. In fact, earlier Salman releases Ready and Bodyguard had been priced higher than regular rates. However, a 12-16 percent hike is unprecedented.
Explaining the hike, an insider said, “Most multiplexes rolled back the ticket prices (Mirror, May 3, 2012) a few months ago. So, a 12-16 percent hike will come out to be about Rs 20. Which is fair. After all it is the festive season. People are willing to shell out extra money for a Salman film especially during Eid. The multiplexes have taken this decision after a lot of research.”
Confirming the development, Anand Vishal, Head of Operations, Fun Cinemas told Mirror, “Nationally, the price will rise by about Rs 20 per ticket. After all it is a premium product. This kind of thing is done during festive seasons. And today Salman films demand higher premium than before.”
She has a mild fever and it’s late at night but Katrina Kaif doesn’t shy away from work. With her film, Ek Tha Tiger, ready to release, the actor is too much of a professional to even let a legitimate excuse stop her from doing her job. This explains why she, an outsider to the film industry eight years ago, is now at the top.
Relaxed, at Yash Raj Studios on Friday night, Katrina bares her heart to HT Café.
With Ek Tha Tiger releasing soon, do you feel the pressure?
I do, but I am positive. I am not letting ‘what if’ kind of doubts get to me. I am a religious person and rely heavily on prayers. There are huge expectations from this film because of the names involved.
Housefull 2 and Rowdy Rathore have had the biggest second week collections at the national multiplexe chains.
Housefull 2 leads by a huge 25% margin from Rowdy Rathore for second week multiplex numbers.
This year Housefull 2 had the best word of mouth with the all India multiplex audience while Rowdy Rathore had best word of mouth with single screen audience.
The approx figures from the national multiplex chains for the second week in 2012 are as follows.
Disposing of the matter, Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate S C Godara, Jaipur City, allowed Mr Khan to deposit the fine through his counsel.
Mr Khan, co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders, was summoned by the court in May on a complaint that he was seen smoking on April 8 during a match between his team and Rajasthan Royals at Sawi Man Singh Stadium.
The actor, who drew flak for smoking in public, had pleaded guilty and expressed his willingness to pay fine before the court which had also allowed him exemption from personal appearance.
Who said Bollywood actors are constantly competing with each other? Well, here’s one actor who’s been there, done that and trying to help his much younger colleague in realising his dream. Well, we are talking about none other than Shah Rukh Khan, who’s supporting Hrithik Roshan and his dad, Rakesh Roshan in ensuring that their highly anticipated superhero flick, Krrish 3, comes out even better than his baby, Ra.One.
According to reports, while SRK is rumoured to have turned down a negative role in the movie, he’s gone out of his way to help the Roshans in their flick. And, SRK is doing that by helping the duo in providing them with the infrastructural facilities they require to enrich their film’s VFX shots and letting the father-son duo use his studio set up.
Rakesh Roshan confirmed the same to a leading daily, by saying, “Shah Rukh’s studio is as good as any foreign studio. The key to get perfect results is time. And I have given them 15 months. Most of my VFX shots are over and they have already started the work.”
Well, looks like SRK wants to ensure that Krrish 3 turns out to be even better than his home production Ra.One or perhaps, he’s not bothered about any sort of competition! That’s truly what makes him the man he is.
The star prepones shoot for ‘Chennai Express’ so he can support his KKR team at the Champions League.
Shah Rukh Khan will start shooting for his ambitious film Chennai Express much before the scheduled date. The film directed by Rohit Shetty was earlier supposed to go on the floors in October-end but will now start from September 27.
A source informs, “SRK has given the dates for the film in September. It is a 20-day schedule, as he wants to be present when his cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders takes on other teams at this year’s Champions League in South Africa. Earlier this year, KKR won the Indian Premier League for the first time making them hot favorites to win the Champions League as well.
Seven years ago, Shah Rukh Khan stepped into a bathtub filled with rose petals for a soap ad. The actor is apparently getting ready for a bubble bath again.
According to reports, SRK will feature in a new commercial for a soap brand with Katrina Kaif.
Shah Rukh Khan had created a furore seven years ago, when he had agreed to feature in the ad that was primarily considered a female bastion. But the actor had no qualms as he loved the idea of getting into the tub himself!
Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum opened very well at multiplexes with collections around the 60-70% mark. The opening at multiplexes was similar to Bol Bachchan but with a less shows as compared to Bol Bachchan. Multiplexes in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, …
Yash Raj Films, producer of both movies, reportedly does not want to publicize the title until the Salman Khan film is in cinemas.
- Production handout
- Shah Rukh Khan on ‘The Front Row-Batman’ special with Anupama Chopra.
Shah Rukh Khan, one of Bollywood’s leading men, talks to film critic Anupama Chopra about superheroes, how it’s hard to hug the new, taller women of Bollywood, and his acting plans for the next 20 years.
Here is an edited transcript from their conversation on “The Front Row with Anupama Chopra”:
Anu: Shah Rukh what is the hardest thing about being a super hero?
SRK: First let me just tell you what I think a super hero is, obviously they are in tights and they fly. I think the reason and the need when it spread there and anywhere else in the world, comes out from a great desire of the heart and mind to be protected and rescued. I think all of us have that, we don’t accept it and that’s why the birth of super heroes.
SRK recalls the legendary actor…
The entire country is mourning the death of its first romantic superstar. Charming actor who delivered topnotch performances over and over again. The current superstar of Hindi cinema speaks about the first ever actor who …
After spending about 2 months in London shooting for the yet-untitled Yash Chopra film with Katrina Kaif, Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan returned to Mumbai and was spotted at airport.
The King Khan walked out of the airport, looking dashing to a T. He wore a black jacket over a white tee and jeans. He had dark shades on.
The superstar was in London filming the YRF movie, co-starring Katrina and Anushka Sharma. His family too had flown there to enjoy their holiday, even as Shahrukh Khan mostly kept busy shooting for the film with Katrina Kaif, who returned to Mumbai a few weeks earlier.
The actor along with director Kabir Khan plans a trip to the neigbouring nation where the promo of their upcoming film has been banned
Following the ban on the Ek Tha Tiger promo in Pakistan, lead actor Salman Khan is ready to visit the country. The actor will be accompanied by director Kabir Khan.
According to a letter issued by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority to allsatellite TV channels and cable networks last week, Ek Tha Tiger, set for world release on August 15, is “reportedly based on the activities of ISI and RAW”. And the film, they presume, is aimed at tarnishing the image of the country’s intelligence agency.
When asked about it, Kabir told TOI, “It’s disturbing for Ek Tha Tiger to be perceived as an anti-Pakistan film. But it isn’t surprising. Look at the cheap jingoistic anti-Pakistan films that have released over the years. We can’t really blame them if they perceive Ek Tha Tiger as one such film.”