SRK takes an important call

SRK was at the receiving end when a bunch of Jesuit priests objected to the noise emanating from Mannat. Work on his bungalow was disturbing their meditating sessions.

Being the man that he is, SRK decided to sit down with the priests and come to a middle-ground.

He is said to have sat with them discussing the timings of his construction work. He supposedly gave the priests a written schedule of the same. His workers are expected to share details of the construction going on.

SRK is constructing an underground parking lot next to his bungalow.

The Retreat House, where the Jesuit Priests pray, is a centre for yoga and meditation.
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SRK will pick heroine at IPL

If you are South African with an undeniable star quality, then Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta and Shilpa Shetty are looking for you. The Miss Bollywood SA competition has been launched to find a new South African starlet for Bollywood.

THE winner of the contest will get 50,000 Rands in cash, a business class trip to India and even a Bollywood movie role, among other prizes. This announcement was made by IPL Chairman and Commissioner Lalit Modi and the Bollywood band of stakeholders comprising SRK, Preity Zinta and Shilpa Shetty.

Shah Rukh said, “Star searches like this are a really great way to find people who may never even have thought that they have what it takes to really make it big. The heart of our idea is to search the crowd at IPL matches for someone who has the attitude and appearance that automatically draws the eye. It will be the kind of person who is not necessarily showing off for the camera, but who can mesmerize even total strangers.”

The IPL matches are being played in Cape Town, East London, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Bloemfontein, Kimberley, Johannesburg and Pretoria. A total of 50 winners will be chosen from the crowds at each of the eight venues. Winners will be shown on the big screen at every match during the second five-minute break.

There will be one finalist per match, identified with the help of TV producers who will have cameras scanning the crowds. One finalist from each venue will be chosen, leaving eight winners to be hosted and feted at The Wanderers in Johannesburg at the final of the IPL 2009 tournament on 24 May. The ultimate winner will be announced during the final. Even IPL fans worldwide can choose the winner by voting for her on the official IPL website.

This is not the first time Shah Rukh is looking for pretty girls. He launched a reality show called Knights and Angels through which six cheerleaders were chosen for his Kolkata Knight Riders team. Sanna, Sanyukta, Ritika, Rupali, Ananya and Sunanda were chosen from 24 participants and are now in South Africa.

The five-week Twenty20 extravaganza kicks off on Saturday, April 18.
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If we win, I'll fly: SRK

Shah Rukh Khan is indefatigable.

He’s in South Africa to cheer the ‘boys’; injured shoulder notwithstanding. But he spoke to BT minutes before departure, not without his usual brand of positivity and humour. And he intends to hold the IPL trophy aloft with his Knightriders this time — but that’s something he’s not telling ‘how’!

So SRK, all set for South Africa? India will miss you!

Hey. Don’t make it sound so bad. I will miss India. Especially Kolkata. It was intended this way. But I’m so emotional about this that I intend to dash back in May, assuming we’re doing well, Inshallah, and doing something special in Kolkata with the people.

Still, a tournament that’s primarily ‘Indian-owned’, will it fly in Arica?

Look, it may be a foreign country, but the passion for cricket is common. And cricket is an international passion. The cricketers are international, too. So they’re recognisable faces. And though no one can match the craze that Indians have for the game, which is something I’ll miss and something that makes the Indian board the best in the world, it’s still cricket. Also, I think that people in South Africa love me, my films and my shows there, so I should have an advantage.

African beats seem to be pulsating through your new music video too?

Yes. We took Vishal Shekhar’s composition and infused some wildness into it. At first, I thought I wouldn’t be part of it with my injured shoulder, but I couldn’t resist. This one has some naughty, nasty, wicked lyrics and beats added. It’s ‘cool’ like the youngsters say.

How confident are you about your team this time? Last time you were disappointed...

Not disappointed, I was sad. I wished success for the boys who stuck it out with us. It wasn’t as much SRK’s team as it was their own. I was sad because my son was sad about it. We hope to raise the standard this time. Now that the venue has shifted, losing is NOT an option. But NOT learning to be losers is an option that’s always with us.

Today IPL season is considered ‘no release’ zone for movies. Do you feel a sense of guilt when movies don’t fare well or do not release at all?

You know, I’ve always been passionate about sports. I want to promote it in every which way. And I’m an entertainer. I love the big stage. I do movies, TV, stage-shows, sports – whatever it takes. Yes, IPL did affect some last year, it hit my TV show too. But we’ve tried to work around exams, holidays and made it easier. It’s just another entertainment platform and more and more like Bollywood what with Preity, Juhi, Shilpa and many more joining in.

Last year, you wrapped your legs around Shoaib Akhtar in excitement? This year?

This year, post surgery, I can’t even raise my hand to signal ‘sixes’. I can only signal ‘fours’. No leg wrapping around this time. I will refrain. But if we win, then leave alone jumping, I’ll fly.

And now that you’ve shaken hands with Aamir, will another Khan be next?

Like I’ve said before, I don’t plan so far ahead as to how my day will unfold, or who I have to shake hands with. I don’t strategize about those things. I simply strategize about how to win on the field and in the movie theatres.”
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Roshans miffed with Kangana

The Roshans have faced trouble ever since they started shooting for their home production “Kites”.

The film has already got delayed because of Hrithik’s injury and his dad Rakesh Roshan, is trying hard to complete the movie on time.

But now it is lead actress Kangana who is throwing tantrums.

Hrithik and Rakesh never wanted Kangana in their film but they settled for her since she was director Anurag Basu’s choice.

Ever since the shooting started she did not gel with the team. She also remained absent for a couple of days stranding the shoot.

Kangana then insisted that she would have her own designer. Rakesh overlooked all this and continued with her.

Later things went worse. She was upset Mexican actress Barbara Mori was given more importance than her and that Barabara was hogging the limelight despite being the second lead.

To voice her displeasure Kangana has now decided to give Roshans a tough time. She remained absent for the group meetings and is not showing any interest in shooting for the film.

The Roshans have also made it clear that if such things continue then they might just drop Kangana from the film!
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Sushmita Sen single again

The buzz is that Sushmita Sen and her director boyfriend Muddassar Aziz have split.

While shooting for his directorial debut film “Dulha Mil Gaya”, Sushmita took a liking for the young Muddassar. The two subsequently were often spotted together. In fact, Sush even took him to meet her father in Kolkata.

Apparently, the trouble started when Muddassar frequently started talking to the media about Sushmita and their relationship. This irritated Sush and she started backing off from the relationship.

Muddassar, however, has denied the split.

Meanwhile, his “Dulha Mil Gaya” is showing no signs of completion after being in the making for three years.
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When Priyanka almost lost her breath...

Priyanka’s weekend stay at Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubahi Ambani Hospital has been in news these past couple of days.

She was admitted there with a stomach infection and exhaustion on April 11. It’s now been reported that during her stay she was given a particular medicine which did not suit her. As a result her limbs and hands bloated beyond recognition and she almost lost her breath.

But quick intervention from the doctors saved her. They immediately took charge of the situation and injected her with some antidotes, and she was back to normal within few hours.

The incident did make everyone very tense as anything could have happened in a fraction of second.

Priyanka has been advised week-long bed rest but she immediately resumed shooting for “What’s Your Rashee”, saying she did not want to delay the film’s shooting.

Meanwhile, a newspaper has also reported that her relationship with actor Shahid Kapur is on the rocks and the stress it’s causing her led to her hospitalisation.

According to this report, Shahid the introvert is not very happy with her partying and drinking and the two have been fighting a lot these days. But as they don’t want to negatively affect their upcoming film “Kaminey”, they are sticking with each other.
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SRK eyes an Oscar now

Shah Rukh Khan had earlier claimed to the media that he did not feel bad about rejecting “Slumdog Millionaire”, which later went to Anil Kapoor, but he is dejected about the Oscar glory that came the film’s way.

Now it seems that he has changed his mind for the better and wants to do cinema which potential to make it big internationally.

And good friend Preity Zinta has got a good advice for him. It seems Preity told SRK that she will be teaming up with Indian-Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta for her next film.

SRK immediately told Preity to invite her to South Africa for the IPL matches, as he could not meet her when Deepa was in Mumbai. He wants to make up for it and also wants to discuss movies that will reach him to the Oscars!
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'Akshay & Kareena are the best dressed in Bollywood'

Dressing up Hollywood stars Sylvester Stallone and Brandon Routh was the most fabulous experience of her career and she is floored by their humility, says Indian celebrity designer Shabina Khan.

"It was fabulous designing for Sylvester Stallone and Brandon Routh (of 'Superman' fame). It was my finest experience. They are professionals and did whatever I asked them to do. Apart from designing for them, what I learnt from them was how to be humble. Both of them are extremely down to earth," Khan told IANS over phone from Mumbai.

Stallone and Routh are making special appearances in producer Sajid Nadiadwala's "Kambhakkt Ishq", a film about an Indian stuntman who takes Hollywood by storm but cannot find true love.

"As both of them were playing themselves in the film, what I had kept in my mind while designing for them was how people dress up in Hollywood. Since most were action sequences, I gave them more of cargos, hoodies (T-shirts with hoods) and tight T-shirts," she said.

Directed by debutant Sabbir Khan, the film has Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor in lead roles. Akshay plays Routh's body double in the actioner.

Shabina Khan also designed Akshay's clothes and said the filmmaker didn't want anything "conventional" for him.

"The director wanted a macho look for Akshay but not the 'ganjis' and tight T-shirts. So I created a new trendy look for him. I gave him tight cargos, waistcoats, boots and scarves," she explained.

Starting in 1988, Khan has worked as a designer for more than 30 films, including "Hum Aapke Hain Koun?", "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam", "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" and "Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham".

"I started designing for Salman Khan initially. Both of us were in the same college. I designed for him for 13 years," said Khan who has also dressed stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Madhuri Dixit.

She considers Akshay and Kareena the best dressed Bollywood celebrities.

"Anything and everything looks good on Akshay. He has a perfect body and a perfect face. He can carry anything off. Kareena is very versatile. Whether it's Indian or Western she can carry both with elan and look stunning," she said.

Khan's forthcoming projects are Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Chenab Gandhi", Vipul Shah's "Action Replay", Sajid Nadiadwala's "Housefull" and Priyadarshan's "De Dhana Dhan" among which two are period films.

"'Chenab Gandhi' is a period film. Since 'Action Replay' starring Akshay and Aishwarya (Rai) is set in the 1970s, I consider that a period film as well," she said.

"It is extremely difficult to design for a period film. You have to be accurate with your homework because if you miss anything, you'll completely mess up. Therefore, at the pre-production level, a lot has to be done," she said.
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