Khaama Press (KP) | Afghan News Agency » Entertainment http://www.khaama.com The largest news and information source in Afghanistan Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:55:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 Brad Pitt to star as Gen. Stanley McChrystal in Afghanistan war movie http://www.khaama.com/brad-pitt-to-star-as-gen-stanley-mcchrystal-in-afghanistan-war-movie-3580 http://www.khaama.com/brad-pitt-to-star-as-gen-stanley-mcchrystal-in-afghanistan-war-movie-3580#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:33:53 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=33625 Brad Pitt to star as Gen. Stanley McChrystal in Afghanistan war movie
The American film star and producer Brad Pitt is scheduled to play Gen. Stanley McChrystal in yet another war film which will be based on journalist Michael Hastings’ 2012 book The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan. Gen. Stanley McChrystal is a former commanding general of NATO-led international coalition Read the full article...]]>
Brad Pitt to star as Gen. Stanley McChrystal in Afghanistan war movie

The American film star and producer Brad Pitt is scheduled to play Gen. Stanley McChrystal in yet another war film which will be based on journalist Michael Hastings’ 2012 book The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan.

Gen. Stanley McChrystal is a former commanding general of NATO-led international coalition and U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

According to a report by Los Angeles Times, Michael Hastings’ incendiary 2010 Rolling Stone profile of McChrystal exposed the general and his staff’s disdain for their superiors, including National Security Advisor James L. Jones, Vice President Biden and President Obama, and ultimately prompted McChrystal to resign.

The Australian filmmaker David Michod will write and direct the upcoming film ‘The Operators’. The film chronicles the rise and fall of General Stanley McChrystal, who was the commanding officer in charge of all US and international troops in Afghanistan.

The film will be produced by Brad Pitt’s company Plan B together with the New Regency and Brett Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment.

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Afghan rap artists call for voters http://www.khaama.com/afghan-rap-artists-call-for-voters-2949 http://www.khaama.com/afghan-rap-artists-call-for-voters-2949#comments Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:55:27 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=33253 Afghan rap artists call for voters
Many young Afghan rap artists have taken part in a competition to determine an anthem for the upcoming presidential elections. Two males and one female, all from Herat, won the contest. Their lyrics spoke about the importance of people going to the polls. The programme, entitled Sola (meaning peace), was launched with the aim of Read the full article...]]>
Afghan rap artists call for voters

Many young Afghan rap artists have taken part in a competition to determine an anthem for the upcoming presidential elections. Two males and one female, all from Herat, won the contest. Their lyrics spoke about the importance of people going to the polls.

The programme, entitled Sola (meaning peace), was launched with the aim of spreading the message that “participation in the election is cool!”. Some of this footage was filmed in Darulaman Palace, with two of the contestants who are backing the programme.

The young rappers offer their thoughts about democracy, the importance of voting and why the country’s youth should care about the election.

Two rappers from Herat won out of the male entries. Here they call for people to get out and vote.

The female winner was Sonita, also from Herat. Her lyrics call for people to select the best person for the future of the country and asks for the elected leader to bring peace and security.

Hip-hop artists Shakeeb and Khalifa helped promote the competition.

The competition which is titled Sola, or peace, attracted many entries from both male and female artists and was screened to an Afghan audience on the nation’s biggest TV station, Tolo TV.

But while televised talent contests have become a firm fixture of the new Afghanistan, why are young Afghans now singing about the elections?

Shakeeb, Afghan rapper said, “I think people are pretty much confused, they don’t know what’s going to happen. I’m a little bit confused myself, but not in a negative way.”

Another Afghan rapper, Khalifa said, “For some reason, as I see other kids, most of them, this year, at this election, they’re interested. And that’s why we did the programme, because a lot of people were showing their interest in it.”

This is the script of a NATOChannel story. Link to the video  

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan named world’s fourth most beautiful woman http://www.khaama.com/aishwarya-rai-bachchan-named-worlds-fourth-most-beautiful-woman http://www.khaama.com/aishwarya-rai-bachchan-named-worlds-fourth-most-beautiful-woman#comments Fri, 31 Jan 2014 11:39:55 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=31719 Aishwarya Rai Bachchan named world’s fourth most beautiful woman
Bollywood film actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has secured the fourth position among the most beautiful women of the world. According to a new survey conducted by Hollywood buzz, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has made it to the fourht position in a recent poll of the world’s most beautiufl women. Over four million people voted for the Read the full article...]]>
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan named world’s fourth most beautiful woman

Bollywood film actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has secured the fourth position among the most beautiful women of the world.

According to a new survey conducted by Hollywood buzz, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has made it to the fourht position in a recent poll of the world’s most beautiufl women.

Over four million people voted for the most intelligence, desrable and successful women fo 2013-2014.

Monica Belluci, Kate Upton and Angelina Jolie leaded the list ahead of Aishwary Rai, according to the poll report.

“The results of this poll by Hollywood Buzz was brought to my notice by my well-wishers whatsapping me,” Aishwarya Rai quoted by Times of India said.

She also added, “Believe it or not…and I must admit it’s overwhelming to hear that over 4 million people across the globe have voted and listed me amongst their top choices.”

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Shahrukh Khan injured during film shooting in Mumbai http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-injured-during-film-shooting-in-mumbai-2714 http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-injured-during-film-shooting-in-mumbai-2714#comments Thu, 23 Jan 2014 09:11:32 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=31522 Shahrukh Khan injured during film shooting in Mumbai
According to reports, Bollywood film star Shahrukh Khan was injured while shooting for one of his films in the Mumbai city of India. The incident repotedly took place on Thursday as he was busy shooting for his upcoming film “Happy New Year”. The Hindustan Times reported that Shahrukh Khan was injured at Mumbai’s JW Marriot Read the full article...]]>
Shahrukh Khan injured during film shooting in Mumbai

According to reports, Bollywood film star Shahrukh Khan was injured while shooting for one of his films in the Mumbai city of India.

The incident repotedly took place on Thursday as he was busy shooting for his upcoming film “Happy New Year”.

The Hindustan Times reported that Shahrukh Khan was injured at Mumbai’s JW Marriot hotel.

Media reports also suggest that Khan started bleeding and was rushed to Nanavati hospital, after a door came crashing on him.

There are no specific reports regarding his health condition following the incident.

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Afghan actress appears in first movie that openly deals with sexual violence http://www.khaama.com/afghan-actress-appear-in-first-movie-that-openly-deal-with-violence-3298 http://www.khaama.com/afghan-actress-appear-in-first-movie-that-openly-deal-with-violence-3298#comments Wed, 15 Jan 2014 06:37:48 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=31328 Afghan actress appears in first movie that openly deals with sexual violence
The Afghan-American film actress, Freshta Kazemi, appears in one of the first Afghan movies that openly deal with the sexual violence in Afghanistan. The movie “The Icy Sun” which was shot a year ago in Kabul, depicts a woman standing alone, naked and shaking after being violently raped. Kazemi has struggled to make sure it’s Read the full article...]]>
Afghan actress appears in first movie that openly deals with sexual violence

The Afghan-American film actress, Freshta Kazemi, appears in one of the first Afghan movies that openly deal with the sexual violence in Afghanistan.

The movie “The Icy Sun” which was shot a year ago in Kabul, depicts a woman standing alone, naked and shaking after being violently raped.

Kazemi has struggled to make sure it’s shown uncensored as she thinks that the scene of a woman coping with her rape is poignant and important in a country where violence against women is widespread and largely unpunished.

“We have seen lots of rape scenes in cinema, because cinema is global,” explained 34-year-old Kazemi while speaking to Al Jazeera America.

She told Al Jazeera, “But this is a scene where she is just alone in the bathroom with herself, dealing with the wounds on her body. And the body is something that for an Afghan woman is not discussed, but yet those are the things that are violated, and that’s the thing that’s under dress and under control. It’s this big elephant in the room.”

The movie “The Icy Sun” has been produced at a time when violence against women hit a record high in Afghanistan last year, the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission reported earlier this month.

Kazemi returned to Afghanistan in 2012 to act in Afghan films, after spending her childhood in United States. Being a thoroughly modern Afghan-American, Kazemi is passionate about challenging conservative interpretations of her culture.

She took the role of a rape victim in the film, “The Icy Sun”, in a bid to bring attention to the issue women are facing in Afghanistan after being raped, and imprisoned by law rather than going after her attacker

Kazemi during the first uncensored screening of “The Icy Sun” last February said, “The concept of honor for the men rests on a woman’s shoulders. Her brothers and her family feel that they have been raped of their honor.”

She said, the perception of honor means that society often blames the women who are attacked.

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John Abraham married with girlfriend Priya Runchal http://www.khaama.com/john-abraham-married-with-girlfriend-priya-runchal-2660 http://www.khaama.com/john-abraham-married-with-girlfriend-priya-runchal-2660#comments Fri, 03 Jan 2014 06:26:57 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=30996 John Abraham married with girlfriend Priya Runchal
According to reports, Indian actor John Abraham has apparently married girlfriend Priya Runchal in a private ceremony recently. The ceremony was a hush hush affair with only family and close friends in attendance, the India Today reported. The news of his alleged married with Priyanka Runchal came after he posted a Twitter message, saying, “Wishing Read the full article...]]>
John Abraham married with girlfriend Priya Runchal

According to reports, Indian actor John Abraham has apparently married girlfriend Priya Runchal in a private ceremony recently.

The ceremony was a hush hush affair with only family and close friends in attendance, the India Today reported.

The news of his alleged married with Priyanka Runchal came after he posted a Twitter message, saying, “Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed 2014! May this year bring you love, good fortune and joy. Love, John and Priya Abraham.”

John Abraham who has had a successful stint in the movies so far both as an actor and a producer was dating investment banker Priya Runchal since 2011, according to the Times of India.

John was in a serious relationship with his ‘Jism’ co-star Bipasha Basu, before he met Priya through common friends in 2010.

The two were very open about their real life romance and hence news of their break-up after eight long years came as a shock to everyone.

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Hollywood film immortalizes death of 19 US troops in Afghanistan http://www.khaama.com/hollywood-film-immortalizes-death-of-19-us-troops-in-afghanistan-2606 http://www.khaama.com/hollywood-film-immortalizes-death-of-19-us-troops-in-afghanistan-2606#comments Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:07:11 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=30442 Hollywood film immortalizes death of 19 US troops in Afghanistan
The deadliest incident for US troops in 12-year war in Afghanistan has been immortalized in a Hollywood film, which is set to be released in Cinemas after Christmas. The Hollywood film “Lone Survivor”, is based on a book written the only Navy SEAL commando, Marcus Luttrell, who survived the raid which left 19 US troops Read the full article...]]>
Hollywood film immortalizes death of 19 US troops in Afghanistan

The deadliest incident for US troops in 12-year war in Afghanistan has been immortalized in a Hollywood film, which is set to be released in Cinemas after Christmas.

The Hollywood film “Lone Survivor”, is based on a book written the only Navy SEAL commando, Marcus Luttrell, who survived the raid which left 19 US troops dead.

The incident took place in June 28 2005 in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan, where Marcus Luttrell was the medic assigned to SEAL Team 10 that took part in the operation Red Wings designed to neutralize fighter Ahmad Shah.

Actor Mark Wahlberg plays the role of Marcus Luttrell, who was badly wounded after he walked into a massive bombardment from insurgents along with three other NAVY SEALS who perished on the mountain.

Sixteen other Special Forces, including eight SEALs, were killed when their rescue helicopter was shot down. The injured Luttrell was recovered by US troops after he was taken by an Afghan villager.

Directed by Peter Berg, the film was shot in New Mexico, which was supported by the US military, by providing two MH-47 Chinooks and two AH-64 Apaches that were used for scenes at the SEALS’ base camp.

Peter Berg quoted by AFP said, “I wanted to look those parents in the eyes. I wanted to make Marcus proud and make the family members proud.”

The film, he said, “gives an audience the chance to acknowledge what these guys are doing” and “divorce themselves from these politicians who are deciding where these guys go”.

The film focuses focuses on the heroism, comradeship and sense of duty that binds SEALs together on the battlefield. Universal Pictures will release the film at selected cinemas on December 27 and goes on general US release January 10.

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Afghanistan seek India’s support to develop Afghan film industry http://www.khaama.com/afghanistan-seek-indias-support-to-develop-afghan-film-industry2575 http://www.khaama.com/afghanistan-seek-indias-support-to-develop-afghan-film-industry2575#comments Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:51:05 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=30172 Afghanistan seek India’s support to develop Afghan film industry
The Afghan filmmakers called on their Indian counterparts to assist Afghanistan develop its film sector. While speaking during the 44th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), the Afghan filmmakers said that the people of Afghanistan love India and Bollywood films. Sediq Abedi, Director of Afghan Film ‘A Man’s Desire for a Fifth Wife’ said the Read the full article...]]>
Afghanistan seek India’s support to develop Afghan film industry

The Afghan filmmakers called on their Indian counterparts to assist Afghanistan develop its film sector.

While speaking during the 44th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), the Afghan filmmakers said that the people of Afghanistan love India and Bollywood films.

Sediq Abedi, Director of Afghan Film ‘A Man’s Desire for a Fifth Wife’ said the film industry in Afghanistan collapsed due to decades of civil war.

Mr. Abedi during an interaction with the Indian media persons said that the Afghan film industry lacks key facilities including inftrastructure to show the commercial films.

He appreciated India’s role in the reconstruction of Afghanistan and called on the government of India and the Indian film industry to take similar steps and help the Afghanistan film industry to grow.

‘A Man’s Desire for A Fifth Wife’ is the first Afghan film which debuted at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI). It is the first India-Afghanistan film in Dari language which was made under a unique joint venture between Indian and Afghan filmmakers, directors and technicians.

According to Abedi, ‘A Man’s Desire for A Fifth Wife’ is the first feature film which was filmed in Afghanistan in the last 66 years to show the reality of country.

The film was jointly produced by Indo-Afghan filmmakers with a total cost of $1.5-2 million.

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Afghan film makes debut in International Film Festival of India http://www.khaama.com/afghan-film-makes-debut-in-international-film-festival-of-india-2526 http://www.khaama.com/afghan-film-makes-debut-in-international-film-festival-of-india-2526#comments Fri, 08 Nov 2013 07:10:58 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=29783 Afghan film makes debut in International Film Festival of India
An Afghan film is finally expected to make a debut at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) later this month. The film titled ‘A man’s Desire for Fifth Wife’ is produced and directed by an Afghan director and the film will be screened at the International Film Festival of India in Goa, which will Read the full article...]]>
Afghan film makes debut in International Film Festival of India

An Afghan film is finally expected to make a debut at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) later this month.

The film titled ‘A man’s Desire for Fifth Wife’ is produced and directed by an Afghan director and the film will be screened at the International Film Festival of India in Goa, which will be held from November 20 to 30.

India’s minister of information and broadcasting Manish Tewari quoted by local news agency DNA India said, “For the first time, a film produced and directed by an Afghan director would be screened.”

While announcing the launch of the 44th edition of IFFI, Tewari said, the ministry had taken initiatives to promote the growth of the film industry. It had tried to review the statutory architecture under the films paradigm by instituting the Mudgal Committee to review the provisions of the Cinematograph Act.

A Man’s Desire for Fifth Wife is the first India-Afghanistan film in Dari language under which was made under a unique joint venture between Indian and Afghan filmmakers, directors and technicians.

The film was jointly produced by Indo-Afghan filmmakers with a total cost of $1.5-2 million. The film is entirely shot in Afghanistan. Famous music composer Ravindra Jain have provided the background score for the film.

The scenario of the movie is based on a love story where a man goes on looking for a fifth wife, though he is allowed only four. The film portrays centuries-old tradition of northern Afghanistan and violence against women in present day Afghan society.

The 90-minute film includes the cast of Shakhnaza Jabirwa, Waisuddin Samil, Takmina Rajabova, Emam Berdihof, Saher Parniyan, Maymoona Ghazai, Sahar Parniyan and Tahnima Jann.

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Indian actress Aishwarya Rai turns 40-year-old today http://www.khaama.com/indian-actress-aishwarya-rai-turns-40-year-old-today-2509 http://www.khaama.com/indian-actress-aishwarya-rai-turns-40-year-old-today-2509#comments Fri, 01 Nov 2013 08:05:33 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=29649 Indian actress Aishwarya Rai turns 40-year-old today
Aishwarya Rai, possibly India’s best known face and one of the biggest name in the Indian film industry, is celebrating her birthday today. She is turning 40 today and is still one of the most sought-after actresses in the industry. She has been part of a number of Hollywood films due to her international appeal. Read the full article...]]>
Indian actress Aishwarya Rai turns 40-year-old today

Aishwarya Rai, possibly India’s best known face and one of the biggest name in the Indian film industry, is celebrating her birthday today.

She is turning 40 today and is still one of the most sought-after actresses in the industry. She has been part of a number of Hollywood films due to her international appeal.

Not the one who was born with a silver spoon in mouth, Aishwarya Rai has achieved success, fame and name in showbiz solely by dint of her hard work, her beauty, and her talent.

She was born on November 1, 1973, into a family with no showbiz connections whatsoever. Her father was a marine biologist and her mother a homemaker.

Aishwarya started her film career, when she was just 21-year-old. She has also played in a number Tamil films, incuding Iruvar, Jeans, Kandukondein Kandukondein, Endhiran, besides having several Bollywood films, according to the Times of India.

As a brand ambassador, Aishwarya is at the top of the most-wanted list, according to NDTV.

Her most lucrative association has been with L’Oreal; she has represented the brand at the Cannes Film Festival for 12 years running now, something that has helped make her India’s most famous face abroad.

She’s been interviewed by Oprah Winfrey and David Letterman, made Time Magazine’s list of most influential people, been the subject of a 60 Minutes profile, and had a tulip in the Netherlands named after her.

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Indian film ‘Khuda Gawah’ shot in Afghanistan to get a sequel http://www.khaama.com/indian-film-khuda-gawah-shot-in-afghanistan-to-get-a-sequel-1987 http://www.khaama.com/indian-film-khuda-gawah-shot-in-afghanistan-to-get-a-sequel-1987#comments Mon, 21 Oct 2013 06:13:52 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=29388 Indian film ‘Khuda Gawah’ shot in Afghanistan to get a sequel
Work on the second part – sequel of the Indian movie ‘Khuda Gawah’ which was shot in India and Afghanistan, is expected to start in the near future. The original film was released in 1992 which was based on the story of an Afghan lord caught between love and revenge, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Sridevi. Read the full article...]]>
Indian film ‘Khuda Gawah’ shot in Afghanistan to get a sequel

Work on the second part – sequel of the Indian movie ‘Khuda Gawah’ which was shot in India and Afghanistan, is expected to start in the near future.

The original film was released in 1992 which was based on the story of an Afghan lord caught between love and revenge, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Sridevi.

The producer of the movie, Manoj Dessai has told the Times of India that he is planning to make the sequel of the movie. “I have already started work on it and the script is being written. I want Amitabh to be a part of the second film too. I plan to approach him soon,” Desai said.

Manoj Desai has not said anything about the location of the sequel of Khuda Gawah, and it is yet not clear if the sequel of the film will again be shot in Afghanistan or not.

Khuda Gawah was one of the biggest grosser of 1992 both in Afghanistan and India, and the filmed continued to run in Afghan theaters after the collapse of the Taliban regime in 2001.

Plans to make the sequel of the film is followed shortly after Indian film star Amitabh Bachchan released a memoir about his trip to Afghanistan during the shooting of the film in northern Afghanistan.

Amitabh Bachchan in his memoir late in August said that it was one of the most memorable trip of his lifetime despite the security problems.

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Film star Aamir Khan’s roots can be traced to Afghanistan http://www.khaama.com/film-star-aamir-khans-roots-can-be-traced-to-afghanistan-1902 http://www.khaama.com/film-star-aamir-khans-roots-can-be-traced-to-afghanistan-1902#comments Sat, 28 Sep 2013 06:37:12 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=28802 Film star Aamir Khan’s roots can be traced to Afghanistan
According to reports, Bollywood film star Aamir Khan is among the several other Indian actors, producers and directors whose roots can be traced to western Herat province of Afghanistan. Born in 1965 in Bandra’s Holy Family Hospital, Mumbai, India in a Muslim family, Aamir Khan is a descendant of Maulana Abdul kalam Azad. His family Read the full article...]]>
Film star Aamir Khan’s roots can be traced to Afghanistan

According to reports, Bollywood film star Aamir Khan is among the several other Indian actors, producers and directors whose roots can be traced to western Herat province of Afghanistan.

Born in 1965 in Bandra’s Holy Family Hospital, Mumbai, India in a Muslim family, Aamir Khan is a descendant of Maulana Abdul kalam Azad.

His family has been actively involved in the Indian motion picture industry for several decades. Aamir Khan’s father , Tahir Hussain, is a film producer while his deceased uncle, Nasir Hussain, was a film producer as well as a director, The Times of India reported.

Khan is also a descendant of former President of India, Dr. Zakir Hussain and a second cousin to former Chairperson of Rajya Sabha, Dr Najma Heptullah.

Other stars, producers and directors with roots from Afghanistan in Indian cinema includes Madhubala, born in New Delhi, India on 14 February 1933.

According to the sources, Madhubala was the fifth child among eleven children of a conservative Muslim couple. Her family was a Nawabi family from Kabul, Afghanistan, and a branch of the royal dynasty of Mohammadzai (also called Barakzay). Her grandparents were exiled by Afghanistan’s army to India.

Film star Fereoz Khan’s root also can be traced from eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan. Their father was Sediq Ali Khan Tanoli, and their mother was of Persian ancestry. They settled in Bangalore, where the Khan brothers were born.

Other actors include Amjad Khan (71) – born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, his parents were from Ghazni, Afghanistan.

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Indian film star Amitabh Bachchan cherish Afghanistan memories http://www.khaama.com/indian-film-star-amitabh-bachchan-cherish-afghanistan-memories-1810 http://www.khaama.com/indian-film-star-amitabh-bachchan-cherish-afghanistan-memories-1810#comments Tue, 27 Aug 2013 10:04:10 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=28248 Indian film star Amitabh Bachchan cherish Afghanistan memories
The Indian film star Amitabh Bachchan who appeared in the Bollywood movie ‘Khuda Gawah’, on Tuesday a memoir about his trip to Afghanistan, where the movie was produced. The memoir was posted on the Facebook page of Amitabh Bachchan, and described his experience while shooting the movie in Afghanistan, where the small delegation of the Read the full article...]]>
Indian film star Amitabh Bachchan cherish Afghanistan memories

The Indian film star Amitabh Bachchan who appeared in the Bollywood movie ‘Khuda Gawah’, on Tuesday a memoir about his trip to Afghanistan, where the movie was produced.

The memoir was posted on the Facebook page of Amitabh Bachchan, and described his experience while shooting the movie in Afghanistan, where the small delegation of the Indian film industry was openly welcomed despite “extremely troubled times.”

The movie ‘Khuda Gawah’ was, and was produced in and around the shrine-city of Mazar-e-Sharif. The movie was directed by Mukul Anand, starred Amitabh Bachchan, Sridevi (in a double role), Danny Denzongpa, Nagarjuna and Shilpa Shirodkar.

Amitabh Bachchan writes, “Produced by Manoj Desai, it was supposed to be a six-day guest appearance but developed into a full- fledged role at his insistence. I cherish the memory of the movie entirely for the trip to Afghanistan where it was shot during extremely troubled times.”

He said, “The Soviest had just left the country and power handed over to Najibullah Ahmadzai who was a die-hard fan of popular Hindi cinema. He wanted to meet me and we were given right royal treatment. We were treated as VVIP state guests at Mazare-e-Sharif and taken through the length and breadth of the incredibly beautiful country in airplanes with armed escorts. We received the traditional warmth of the locals who have passion of hospitality. We weren’t allowed to stay in hotel… a family just vacated its home for us and moved to a smaller house.”

Mr. Bachchan added, “There were security problems, of course, with tanks and armed soldiers all over the streets. Still, it’s been the most memorable trip of my lifetime. The unit was invited by a group of warlords, Danny Dengzongpa, Biloo, Mukul and I boarded a chopper gunship, flanked by five other helicopters. It was an unforgettable ride. The aerial view offered us the vista of purple mountains turning pink and red because of poppies growing there. Time seemed to have stood absolutely still in the valley where the chopper landed.”

“We could see a medieval castle-like structure in the distance. We were bodily lifted by the warlords and carried there because traditionally, the feet of guest aren’t supposed to touch the ground. From the castle we went to grounds where the Buzkashi tournament had been organized for us. Colourful tents had been set up, I thought I was in Ivanhoe land. The warlords insisted that the four of us spend the night there, the palace was emptied and the four of us kept eating and drinking and looking as if we’d wandered into an unbelievable fairy tale,” he wrote.

He also added, “We were smothered with gifts. In Kabul, the night before we flew back to India, Najab called us to president’s residence and decorated all of us with the ‘order of Afghanistan’. That evening his uncle sang an Indian raga for us with impeccable ease. I don’t know where our hosts are, I often wonder where they are today.”

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Pop star Madonna ranked world’s top-earning celebrity http://www.khaama.com/pop-star-madonna-ranked-worlds-top-earning-celebrity-1809 http://www.khaama.com/pop-star-madonna-ranked-worlds-top-earning-celebrity-1809#comments Tue, 27 Aug 2013 09:10:25 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=28245 Pop star Madonna ranked world’s top-earning celebrity
Anchored on the immense success of her top-grossing tour, pop star Madonna was the world’s top-earning celebrity over the past year, according to a Forbes list released on Monday. The 55-year-old Material Girl made $125 million in estimate earnings for the period from June 2012 to June 2013. Her earnings were mainly from her $305 Read the full article...]]>
Pop star Madonna ranked world’s top-earning celebrity

Anchored on the immense success of her top-grossing tour, pop star Madonna was the world’s top-earning celebrity over the past year, according to a Forbes list released on Monday.

The 55-year-old Material Girl made $125 million in estimate earnings for the period from June 2012 to June 2013. Her earnings were mainly from her $305 million-grossing MDNA tour, but helped by sales of clothing, fragrance and various investments.

According to the Magazine, director Steven Spielberg, who had a big hit last year with “Lincoln,” was a distant second with earnings of $100 million (Dh459 million) in the year ended June 2013.

Majority of his earnings came from his catalogue of past hits such as E.T. and Jurassic Park, which continue to bring in big bucks.

50 Shades of Grey author EL James, Simon Cowell and shock jock Howard Stern secured third place, with earnings of $95m. Lady GaGa, who’s known for emulating the Queen of Pop, placed tenth on the list with $80 million, because of her “Born This Way Ball” tour getting cut short by her hip injury and subsequent surgery.

Others who made it to the top ten are TV host Glenn Beck, director Michael Bay and novelist James Patterson, now the best-selling author of all time.

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Glamorous Afghan singer Aryan Sayeed wants to make a difference for women http://www.khaama.com/glamorous-afghan-singer-aryan-sayeed-wants-to-make-a-difference-for-women-2348 http://www.khaama.com/glamorous-afghan-singer-aryan-sayeed-wants-to-make-a-difference-for-women-2348#comments Fri, 16 Aug 2013 09:13:50 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=27985 Glamorous Afghan singer Aryan Sayeed wants to make a difference for women
The 28-year-old glamorous female singer Afghanistan, Aryana Sayeed has been widely criticized for her performance, specifically after she appeared as one of the judges on TV talent show, The voice. Despite receving angry ctitics and even death threats, Aryana Sayeed remains committed to cotninue with her efforts in bring changes to women’s lives in a Read the full article...]]>
Glamorous Afghan singer Aryan Sayeed wants to make a difference for women

The 28-year-old glamorous female singer Afghanistan, Aryana Sayeed has been widely criticized for her performance, specifically after she appeared as one of the judges on TV talent show, The voice.

Despite receving angry ctitics and even death threats, Aryana Sayeed remains committed to cotninue with her efforts in bring changes to women’s lives in a strictly conservative Islamic society.

Aryana Sayeed who defies ctitics to remain a symbol of female independent in the country said, want women to have rights, to talk freely, to walk freely, to be able to go shopping when they wish.

The glamorous singer quoted by AFP said, “I’m not saying that they have to take their clothes off, or even remove their head scarfs. Freedom is being able to live as a human being.”

She said, “I have to be so careful as they’re constantly checking what you are doing, what you are saying, even how you laugh,” she said.

“I said ‘I love you’ to one contestant because he was so good. He was 15-years-old. Even that caused trouble. People asked ‘What did she say? This is not something normal in Afghanistan’,”she said.

Aryana was born in Afghanistan before moving to Pakitan as a child. She grew up travelling in many different countries and currently lives in London, England. She was the first Afghan Female Artist to break it into the International market with her smash hit song “mashallah”.

In one of her songs, Aryana sings “Because I am a woman, I am a slave” against a background of images of women in burqas.

“Women have no rights whatsoever here, so I want to be an example as somebody who is constantly fighting,” she told AFP, admitting that her beliefs mean that security concerns dominate her life.

“I have a lot of trouble online, receiving messages from people telling me that they will kill me or that they’ll put acid in my face. They tell me to stop singing.

“Kidnapping is something to keep in mind all the time. You’d rather die than be kidnapped. I don’t get out a lot.”

Jihad by Afghan politician/lawmaker against TV talent shows:

An Afghan politician and member of the parliament Abdul Sattar Khawasi has declared Jihad against the television talent shows calling the programs against the culture and customs of the country.

Khawasi also reportedly secured a promise from the Afghan minister of information to review the programmes which he condemns the way they feature unveiled women singing and dancing.

“I have already made it clear in the lower house that I am going to start a jihad against these kind of shows and programmes on our television channels,” Khawasi said.

His criticisms were mainly aimed at the program,’Voice of Afghanistan’, which follows the established format of ‘The Voice’ with blind auditions and battle rounds, which is featured by Aryana Sayeed, as one of the three singing coaches.

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Shahrukh Khan’s Chennai Express crosses Rs 100 cr mark in 3 days http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khans-chennai-express-crosses-rs-100-cr-mark-in-3-days-1742 http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khans-chennai-express-crosses-rs-100-cr-mark-in-3-days-1742#comments Mon, 12 Aug 2013 07:03:39 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=27908 Shahrukh Khan’s Chennai Express crosses Rs 100 cr mark in 3 days
Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer, Chennai created history by entering the elite Rs 100 crore club within three days of its release. Directedby Rohit Sheety, the movie had a rocking start at the box office all over India and overseas. The film collected Rs 6.75 crore in paid previews only on Thursday in Read the full article...]]>
Shahrukh Khan’s Chennai Express crosses Rs 100 cr mark in 3 days

Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer, Chennai created history by entering the elite Rs 100 crore club within three days of its release.

Directedby Rohit Sheety, the movie had a rocking start at the box office all over India and overseas. The film collected Rs 6.75 crore in paid previews only on Thursday in India.

The film managed to collect a whopping Rs 67.92 cr in just two days including the paid previews. With Sunday’s figures, the movie has finally crossed the Rs 100 crore.

The film has been released in in 50 plus countries including places like Morocco, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Israel and Peru, after being opened with 3,500 prints in India and 700 plus screens overseas.

“We’ve received an overwhelming response from all quarters and the film is being loved by everyone,” Gaurav Verma, director – India theatrical distribution, Studios, Disney UTV told IANS.

“Though ‘Chennai Express’ is playing in highest number of screens for any film, we still ran out of capacity in most locations due to this huge demand at the box office and the film is on its way to create new benchmarks,” added Verma.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh following a tweet message said, “If Chennai Express is able to cross the Rs 100 crore mark “it will be the *first* Hindi film to attain this enviable, unimaginable status in the opening weekend itself. This will be HISTORIC.”

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Shahrukh Khan’s children embarrassed, angered by his stardom http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khans-children-embarrassed-angered-by-his-stardom-1738 http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khans-children-embarrassed-angered-by-his-stardom-1738#comments Sun, 11 Aug 2013 09:54:45 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=27885 Shahrukh Khan’s children embarrassed, angered by his stardom
The Indian film star Shahrukh Khan says that his two children — Suhana and Aryan are sometimes embarrassed and angered by his star status, and they are not feeling comfortable to share the limelight. The 47-year-old actor appeared for the shutterbugs after offering Eid prayers with the family, including wife Gauri, his sister Shehnaz and children. Hundreds Read the full article...]]>
Shahrukh Khan’s children embarrassed, angered by his stardom

The Indian film star Shahrukh Khan says that his two children — Suhana and Aryan are sometimes embarrassed and angered by his star status, and they are not feeling comfortable to share the limelight.

The 47-year-old actor appeared for the shutterbugs after offering Eid prayers with the family, including wife Gauri, his sister Shehnaz and children.

Hundreds of Shahrukh Khan’s fans were waiting for him since morning outside his resident “Mannat” in suburban Bandra, and the actor together with his daughter waved at the fans.

However, Shahrukh Khan’s son Aryan seemed to be a little uncomfortable. “I enjoy celebrating functions with fans.. I can’t be alone. Now that my kids are grown up, I would like them also to say hello to all those who made me who I am today,” Shah Rukh quoted by Times of India said.

Khan further added, “They were feeling embarrassed, shy and were even angry but I feel they should do this.”

In the meantime, Shahrukh Khan said that he was happy with the response of his film “Chennai Express”. “We are happy with the response. People are
having fun and are finding it entertaining is a great thing. We can’t stop smiling. I don’t think about the numbers,” Shahrukh Khan said.

Deepika Padukone is apearing in the lead role and plays a Tamilian, and the movie is also comprised of few dialogues in Tamil.

“We did not feel the need to give subtitles as we want the audience to relate to my character as he is also clueless about the language,” Shahrukh Khan said, adding that, “All we are trying to say is love has no language,” he added.

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Sunny Leon’s husband Daniel Weber makes debut in Indian cinema http://www.khaama.com/sunny-leons-husband-daniel-weber-makes-debut-in-indian-cinema-2306 http://www.khaama.com/sunny-leons-husband-daniel-weber-makes-debut-in-indian-cinema-2306#comments Fri, 02 Aug 2013 11:33:02 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=27656 Sunny Leon’s husband Daniel Weber makes debut in Indian cinema
According to reports the Indo-Canadian adult film star Sunny Leone’s husband is all set to play a cameo in her next film ” Jackpot”. Sunny Leone is excited about her husband Daniel Weber, who also manages her work for her debut in Indian cinema. “I am excited that my husband is around and I am Read the full article...]]>
Sunny Leon’s husband Daniel Weber makes debut in Indian cinema

According to reports the Indo-Canadian adult film star Sunny Leone’s husband is all set to play a cameo in her next film ” Jackpot”.

Sunny Leone is excited about her husband Daniel Weber, who also manages her work for her debut in Indian cinema. “I am excited that my husband is around and I am very excited about helping him with his looks. I have been helping him out with what he should wear and how he should look,” Sunny Leone quoted by IANS said.

Sunny and Sachin Joshi features in the lead of “Jack” directed by Kaizad Gustad. The shooting of the film is currently on at Casa Vagator and the team canned a scene Friday with Daniel in it.

Daniel is one of the three foreigners Sachin tries to convince about something specific. Almost 80 percent of the film has been shot in Goa in over a month-long schedule.

Kaizad Gustad, who made the 1998 film Bombay Boys, followed by Boom in 2003.

Talking about Sunny, Gustad said: “Sunny will be seen in a very edgy and sharp character. She is playing a sophisticated woman. Yes, there is a bold scene in the film between Sunny and Sachin.”

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Shahrukh Khan’s ‘Chennai Express’ to get a big release in UK http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khans-chennai-express-to-get-a-big-release-in-uk-1713 http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khans-chennai-express-to-get-a-big-release-in-uk-1713#comments Wed, 31 Jul 2013 07:35:14 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=27596 Shahrukh Khan’s ‘Chennai Express’ to get a big release in UK
The Indian film star Shahrukh Khan’s latest blockbuster ‘Chennai Express’ will get the biggest release for any Indian movie in United Kingdom. The movie direct by Rohit Shetty is expected to be released by Eid next Friday and will hit cinemas around the world. While speaking during a promotional tour for the film in London, Read the full article...]]>
Shahrukh Khan’s ‘Chennai Express’ to get a big release in UK

The Indian film star Shahrukh Khan’s latest blockbuster ‘Chennai Express’ will get the biggest release for any Indian movie in United Kingdom.

The movie direct by Rohit Shetty is expected to be released by Eid next Friday and will hit cinemas around the world.

While speaking during a promotional tour for the film in London, Shahrukh Khan said, “I am very glad the film is getting such a big release here. UK audiences are fantastic. I don’t believe that actors have regional appeal but I have to accept that some of my star value is largely down to audiences here.”

Shahrukh Khan quoted by PTI said, “With all humility and kindness, I would like to request them to keep watching my films the same way. It is a great fun film, the kind I haven’t done before and I promise it will be a great ride.”

Chennai Express is considered to be one of the widest Bollywood releases in London, and the movie is expected to hit 125 cinemas and 170 screens across the UK.

Siddharth Roy Kapur, managing director – studios for Disney UTV, the co-producers and distributors of the film quoted by PTI said, “As a Shah Rukh starrer and an all-out commercial entertainer, it does deserve the widest release of all time. In terms of marketing as well, we have gone all out. We just wanted to ensure that it is a movie that everyone has as their first choice in this festival season when people want to go out and watch a movie.”

Shahrukh Khan and his ‘Om Shanti Om’ co star Deepika Padukone appears in the movie which is described as an action-packed comedy.

Shahrukh Khan kidding towards the criticisms of shaky Tamil accent said, “As an entertainer for 22 years, one thing is clear in my head that I have never tried to depict anything wrong intentionally. People will always have their viewpoints, especially now with social media. But one doesn’t become a legend without controversies.”

This comes as both actors were criticized for shaky Tamil accent in the film which is set in South India.

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Shahrukh Khan and Deepika to appear in ‘Happy New Year’ film http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-and-deepika-to-appear-in-happy-new-year-film-1709 http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-and-deepika-to-appear-in-happy-new-year-film-1709#comments Tue, 30 Jul 2013 06:13:55 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=27560 Shahrukh Khan and Deepika to appear in ‘Happy New Year’ film
According to reports Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has been chosen to play Shahrukh’s leading lady in the film ‘Happy New Year’, to be directed by Farah Khan. This comes as earlier reports suggested that Katrina Kaif was said to commence shooting of the film. Initial reports also suggested that television actresses like Ankita Lokhande, Jennifer Read the full article...]]>
Shahrukh Khan and Deepika to appear in ‘Happy New Year’ film

According to reports Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has been chosen to play Shahrukh’s leading lady in the film ‘Happy New Year’, to be directed by Farah Khan.

This comes as earlier reports suggested that Katrina Kaif was said to commence shooting of the film.

Initial reports also suggested that television actresses like Ankita Lokhande, Jennifer Winget and Simran Kaur Mundi were said to be considered for the role. However, later it was emerged that Katrina was roped in to play the lead after the shoot of her film “Bang Bang”.

The film was due to go on floors in July, however it was delayed due to Shahrukh Khan’s surgery to fix a shoulder injury that he sustained on the sets of ‘Chennai Express”.

The Movie is expected to go on floors in September next year, which will mark Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone’s hat-trick pair, after Om Shanti Om and Chennai express which will be released shortly.

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Shahrukh Khan refuse to talk about relationship with Salman Khan http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-refuse-to-talk-about-relationship-with-salman-khan-1697 http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-refuse-to-talk-about-relationship-with-salman-khan-1697#comments Sun, 28 Jul 2013 05:23:30 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=27464 Shahrukh Khan refuse to talk about relationship with Salman Khan
The Indian film star Shahrukh Khan has refused to comment against on his relationship with Salman Khan, and prefers to remain mum on the much hyped hug with Salman Khan. Rumours regarding a patchup between the two starts fulled after the two film stars hugged each other at an Iftaar party in Mumbai recently. While Read the full article...]]>
Shahrukh Khan refuse to talk about relationship with Salman Khan

The Indian film star Shahrukh Khan has refused to comment against on his relationship with Salman Khan, and prefers to remain mum on the much hyped hug with Salman Khan.

Rumours regarding a patchup between the two starts fulled after the two film stars hugged each other at an Iftaar party in Mumbai recently.

While speaking during the promotion event of his upcoming film chennai Express, Shahrukh Khan said, “The personal relationships that I share and altercations and issues and love and the discussions that I have…Me nor Salman, neither of any of us have ever talked about it in public. We won’t begin to do that now.”

The two superstars, who were not on talking terms, hugged each other on July 21, indicating that they may have bured the hatchet.

Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan reportedly stopped talking after an incident at Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif’s birthday bash in 2008. However, the two stars faced each other while attending Congress leader Baba Siddique’s annual Iftaar party after a long time.

Salman Khan reportedly took the initiative to shake hands andhug Shahrukh Khan after the Congress leader Baba Siddique asked them to meet each other.

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Afghan-Indo film “A Man’s Desire for Fifth Wife” to be released soon http://www.khaama.com/afghan-indo-film-a-mans-desire-for-fifth-wife-to-be-released-soon-1679 http://www.khaama.com/afghan-indo-film-a-mans-desire-for-fifth-wife-to-be-released-soon-1679#comments Sun, 21 Jul 2013 05:04:13 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=27311 Afghan-Indo film “A Man’s Desire for Fifth Wife” to be released soon
Indian and Afghan filmmakers, directors and technicians are jointly working to make the first India-Afghanistan film in Dari language under a unique joint venture. The film titled “A Man’s Desire for Fifth Wife” is the first film to be produced jointly by private directors and producers, with a total cost of $1.5-2 million. This will Read the full article...]]>
Afghan-Indo film “A Man’s Desire for Fifth Wife” to be released soon

Indian and Afghan filmmakers, directors and technicians are jointly working to make the first India-Afghanistan film in Dari language under a unique joint venture.

The film titled “A Man’s Desire for Fifth Wife” is the first film to be produced jointly by private directors and producers, with a total cost of $1.5-2 million.

This will be the first joint venture among the private directors and filmmakers of India and Afghanistan following the last joint effort in 1947. The Indian filmmakers in the past have produced a number of films in Afghanistan including Amitabh Bachchan-starrer 1992 film Khuda Gawah or John Abraham’s 2006 film Kabul Express.

The film is entirely shot in Afghanistan and was cleared by the Indian censor board last week, The New Indian Express reported. Apart from the Indian technical team, famous music composer Ravindra Jain provided the background score for the film.

The scenario of the movie is based on a love story where a man goes on looking for a fifth wife, though he is allowed only four.

According to The New Indian Express the film portrays centuries-old tradition of northern Afghanistan and violence against women in present day Afghan society.

The 90-minute film includes the cast of Shakhnaza Jabirwa, Waisuddin Samil, Takmina Rajabova, Emam Berdihof, Saher Parniyan, Maymoona Ghazai, Sahar Parniyan and Tahnima Jann.

A premimere will be hold by film’s crew in Delhi on August 29 this year before the film is the released, with Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and a host of Afghani ministers attending the show.

The film’s India connection started when Afghanistan-based production company Altin Films, led by director Mohd Sediq Abedi, began to look for technical help to shoot the film. They were searching for someone to lend them cameras and other equipment to shoot the film.

Sanjay Bhan, the production designer for the film quoted by The New Indian Express said, “After failing to draw any help from countries like Russia and Iran—as no one was willing to lend them expensive cameras and other equipment for the war-ravaged country—they came in contact with us through our Tajiki friends.”

Bhan further added, “We put together a team of people involving camerapersons and technicians. A week before we were to travel to Afghanistan, their former president Burhanuddin Rabbani was killed by a turban bomb in September 2011. We convinced our team to travel to Afghanistan, and shot the film in 42 days in northern Afghanistan.”

“There are scenes on Buzakashi which had over 700 horses and 12,000 men, and my wife was the only woman,” Bhan added.

Afghan national security forces including national police and national army have provided security for for the team to shoot the film.

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Gorgeous Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif turns 29th today http://www.khaama.com/gorgeous-bollywood-actress-katrina-kaif-turns-29th-today-1665 http://www.khaama.com/gorgeous-bollywood-actress-katrina-kaif-turns-29th-today-1665#comments Tue, 16 Jul 2013 08:14:01 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=27204 Gorgeous Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif turns 29th today
Katrina Kaif, the British Indian model-turned-actress and one of the most sought-after stars in Bollywood, is celebrating her 30th birthday today (16 July). Katrina Kaif was born on July 16, 1984, to an Indian Kashmiri father, Mohammed Kaif and English mother, Susanna Turquotte. However, her parents divorced when she was small. She took Bollywood by Read the full article...]]>
Gorgeous Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif turns 29th today

Katrina Kaif, the British Indian model-turned-actress and one of the most sought-after stars in Bollywood, is celebrating her 30th birthday today (16 July).

Katrina Kaif was born on July 16, 1984, to an Indian Kashmiri father, Mohammed Kaif and English mother, Susanna Turquotte. However, her parents divorced when she was small.

She took Bollywood by storm when she entered the glamour industry almost a decade ago, and won hearts with her drop dead gorgeous looks and her determination to carve a niche for herself in Bollywood.

The actress began modelling career at the age of 14. While working on one of her modelling assignments, director Kaizad Gustad spotted her and cast her in her debut film “Boom”.

Being a model from London Katrina Kaif did struggle to stay in the field inher initial days, however there was no stopping her growth after she got critical praise and good reviews in the Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Namaste London’.

Katrina Kaif later appeared in a string of hit films including “Partner”, “Welcome”, “Race”, “Singh is King”, “New York” and “Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani”. But she became most sought-after actress in Bollywood after the rumbling success of ‘Singh is Kingg’.

had previously worked with two Khans – Salman and Shahrukh; now she is working with the third Khan – Aamir on YRF’s upcoming movie ‘Dhoom 3′. Katrina is also doing another project with Hirthik Roshan in Bang Bang.

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Priyanka Chopra and Pitbull’s ‘Exotic’ released in Mumbai http://www.khaama.com/priyanka-chopra-and-pitbulls-exotic-released-in-mumbai-1654 http://www.khaama.com/priyanka-chopra-and-pitbulls-exotic-released-in-mumbai-1654#comments Sat, 13 Jul 2013 05:59:44 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=27136 Priyanka Chopra and Pitbull’s ‘Exotic’ released in Mumbai
Bollywood actress-turned-singer Priyanka Chopra as teamed up with Miami rapper Pitbull for the latest Bollywood-Hollywood crossover bid. After grabbing the attention of fans with periodic teasers, Priyanka’s album “Exotic” was released July 12 at an event in Mumbai, where the music video of her latest single also premiered. Managing director of Universal Music India Asia, Read the full article...]]>
Priyanka Chopra and Pitbull’s ‘Exotic’ released in Mumbai

Bollywood actress-turned-singer Priyanka Chopra as teamed up with Miami rapper Pitbull for the latest Bollywood-Hollywood crossover bid.

After grabbing the attention of fans with periodic teasers, Priyanka’s album “Exotic” was released July 12 at an event in Mumbai, where the music video of her latest single also premiered.

Managing director of Universal Music India Asia, Devraj Sanyal and Priyanka Chopra spoke about their association at the launch of the Album, with International rapper Pitbull speaking in the event through a recorded message as he was not able to attend the event.

The single “Exotic” will be featured on the soundtrack to the Disney animated feature Planes (a spinoff of the Cars films). Chopra, one of the Hindi film industry’s hottest stars, is also providing the voice for the character Ishani in the film.

Shot in Miami, it shows a bikini-clad Priyanka frolicking in the waves and singing the verses in English with a few lines of Hindi thrown in.

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Veteran Indian actor Pran dies at age of 93 in Mumbai http://www.khaama.com/veteran-indian-actor-pran-dies-at-age-of-93-in-mumbai-2237 http://www.khaama.com/veteran-indian-actor-pran-dies-at-age-of-93-in-mumbai-2237#comments Fri, 12 Jul 2013 18:31:16 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=27127 Veteran Indian actor Pran dies at age of 93 in Mumbai
Bollywood’s most famous villain and vetera actor Pran Krishan Sikand, better known as Pran, passed away at Lilawati Hospital here on Friday night at the age of 93. Pran, a beloved star of a number of hit Hindi movies such as Half Ticket, Ram aur Shyam, Zanjeer, Johny Mera Naam and Karz received Indian cinema’s Read the full article...]]>
Veteran Indian actor Pran dies at age of 93 in Mumbai

Bollywood’s most famous villain and vetera actor Pran Krishan Sikand, better known as Pran, passed away at Lilawati Hospital here on Friday night at the age of 93.

Pran, a beloved star of a number of hit Hindi movies such as Half Ticket, Ram aur Shyam, Zanjeer, Johny Mera Naam and Karz received Indian cinema’s highest honour, the Dadasaheb Phalka Award in May this year.

A family source confirmed over phone to Reuters that the actor died in Lilavati hospital. The funeral will be held on Saturday.

Pran was born on February 12 in 1920 in old Delhi, and he appeared in more than 300 movies in his 50-year-long career in Bollywood. In 2001, he was given the Padma Bhushan, the country’s third highest civilian award.

The actor made his Bollywood debut in 1948 in “Ziddi”, alongside evergreen hero Dev Anand.

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British pop producer launches ‘Afghanistan’s Got Talent’ TV show http://www.khaama.com/british-pop-producer-launches-afghanistans-got-talent-tv-show-1646 http://www.khaama.com/british-pop-producer-launches-afghanistans-got-talent-tv-show-1646#comments Tue, 09 Jul 2013 11:23:31 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=27049 British pop producer launches ‘Afghanistan’s Got Talent’ TV show
According to reports Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and Fremantle Media will launch the local version of internationally-popular reality show “Got Talent” in Afghanistan. The show created by British pop producer Simon Cowell will come in television screens under the name of “Afghanistan’s Got Talent” through local channel 1TV media based in Kabul. It will be screened Read the full article...]]>
British pop producer launches ‘Afghanistan’s Got Talent’ TV show

According to reports Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and Fremantle Media will launch the local version of internationally-popular reality show “Got Talent” in Afghanistan.

The show created by British pop producer Simon Cowell will come in television screens under the name of “Afghanistan’s Got Talent” through local channel 1TV media based in Kabul.

It will be screened on 1TV from October, with a winning member of the public crowned in November.

This comes as a number of Western entertainment programmes such as “American Idol”and “The Voice” have been big hits in conservative Afghanistan since the fall of the 1996-2001 Taliban regime that banned music and cinema.

”Afghan Star” – the local adaptation of “American Idol” – is one of the most popular shows on television, drawing massive family audiences to eight prime-time seasons since 2005.

Fahim Hashimy, president of the 1TV channel quoted by AFP said, “It is a new show that has been successful in other countries around the world.”

“It will provide opportunities for Afghans to showcase their talents, and we need such programmes to bring talented Afghans on screen,” Mr. Hashimy told AFP.

“It will be exciting to see the Afghans’ creativity through the auditions and beyond,” Hashimy said, adding the “Got Talent” format has been adapted 55 times and sold to 180 countries.

“Afghanistan’s Got Talent” will be the 55th adaptation of the reality competition series. No judges have been announced.

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The controversial Afghan film “Madrasa” screened in Kabul city http://www.khaama.com/the-controversial-afghan-film-madrasa-screened-in-kabul-city-1636 http://www.khaama.com/the-controversial-afghan-film-madrasa-screened-in-kabul-city-1636#comments Sun, 07 Jul 2013 05:45:38 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=26999 The controversial Afghan film “Madrasa” screened in Kabul city
The Afghan film “Madrasa” was finally screened in Lycee Esteqlal high school in capital Kabul following months of controversies. The movie directed by Afghan filmmaker and actor Asad Sikandar, is considered to be one the most controversial movies in Afghanistan which sparked criticisms by neighboring Iran. The movie was displayed in Lycee Esteqlal high school Read the full article...]]>
The controversial Afghan film “Madrasa” screened in Kabul city

The Afghan film “Madrasa” was finally screened in Lycee Esteqlal high school in capital Kabul following months of controversies.

The movie directed by Afghan filmmaker and actor Asad Sikandar, is considered to be one the most controversial movies in Afghanistan which sparked criticisms by neighboring Iran.

The movie was displayed in Lycee Esteqlal high school in Kabul city in the presence of film artists, filmmakers and representatives fo various cultural organizations.

The Madrasa film was banned by the government of Afghanistan after the government of Iran criticized the scenario of the movie, which reflects forced difficulties the Afghan refugees face outside the country.

The director of the movie Asad Sikandar said that certain parts of the movie was censored and the film was allowed to be screened following efforts by filmmakers, media agencies and a number of the Afghan parliament members.

The story of the film is based on an Afghan family migrated in Iran, and the issues the family was facing while admiting their children to school.

The film was due to be screened in a French cultural center in Lycee Esteqlal around two years ago, however the embassy of Iran in coordination with the French embassy prevented the film to be displayed.

Asad Sikandar the director of the film said that the main scenario of the film remains unchanged and only certain parts of the movie has been censored or deleted.

He insisted that the story is based on Afghan refugees who are facing educational issues outside the country, and the children must have the right to have access to education despite illegal migration by their parents.

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Shahrukh Khan confirms the birth of his baby boy http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-confirms-the-birth-of-his-baby-boy-1624 http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-confirms-the-birth-of-his-baby-boy-1624#comments Thu, 04 Jul 2013 05:22:53 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=26935 Shahrukh Khan confirms the birth of his baby boy
Indian film star Shahrukh Khan finally broke his silence and put a full stop to all the rumors and speculations after confirming reports about his newborn baby boy. Shahrukh Khan refusing to talk further about it said, “This is not the right time to talk about it… we are going to get on the train Read the full article...]]>
Shahrukh Khan confirms the birth of his baby boy

Indian film star Shahrukh Khan finally broke his silence and put a full stop to all the rumors and speculations after confirming reports about his newborn baby boy.

Shahrukh Khan refusing to talk further about it said, “This is not the right time to talk about it… we are going to get on the train baby and not talk about my baby. This is very private and personal.”

This comes as earlier reports suggested that Shahrukh’s wife Gauri Khan’s sister-in-law has given birth to a baby boy in Mumbai.

But later it was revealed that Shahrukh Khan is the father of the newborn as both Shahrukh and Gauri’s names were mentioned on the birth Certificate of the newly born.

A health official quoted by Times of India said, “BMC officials have received a birth report with details that a baby boy was born on May 27 to parents listed as Shahrukh Khan and Gauri Shahrukh Khan at Masrani Hospital for Women in Andheri”.

Khan, 47 and his wife Gauri already have two kids Aryan and Suhana. The surrogate baby was reportedly born May 27 at a hospital here.

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Indian police arrest actor’s son over Jiah Khan suicide case http://www.khaama.com/indian-police-arrest-actors-son-over-jiah-khan-suicide-case-1548 http://www.khaama.com/indian-police-arrest-actors-son-over-jiah-khan-suicide-case-1548#comments Tue, 11 Jun 2013 05:28:58 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=26544 Indian police arrest actor’s son over Jiah Khan suicide case
Mumbai Police has arrested Bollywood actor Aditya Pancholi’s son Suraj in connection to the suicide of Indian actor Jiah Khan. According to reports Suraj was in a close relationship with Jiah and was the last person contacted byJiah over the phone before committing suicide. A note revealed three days after the death of actor Jiah Read the full article...]]>
Indian police arrest actor’s son over Jiah Khan suicide case

Mumbai Police has arrested Bollywood actor Aditya Pancholi’s son Suraj in connection to the suicide of Indian actor Jiah Khan.

According to reports Suraj was in a close relationship with Jiah and was the last person contacted byJiah over the phone before committing suicide.

A note revealed three days after the death of actor Jiah Khan reveals that she was heartbroken because of her boyfriend Suraj Pancholi’s “womanizing”.

Jiah’s mother on Monday claimed she suffered “trauma and abuse” at the hands of her lover and his father.

The actor in the note also alleged she had been the victim of rape and abuse and aborted a baby. “I don’t know how to say this to you but I might as well now as I have nothing to lose. I’ve already lost everything. If you’re reading this I might have already left or about to leave. I am broken inside….,” she wrote.

“I leave this place with nothing but broken dreams and empty promises. All I want now is to go to sleep and never wake up again. I am nothing. I had everything.”

The letter revealed to press was found by Jiah’s younger sister in a wallet box belonging to Jiah when she was looking for some poems written by Jiah to be read out at her prayer meeting.

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Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris attempts suicide http://www.khaama.com/michael-jackson-son-daughter-paris-attempts-suicide-2171 http://www.khaama.com/michael-jackson-son-daughter-paris-attempts-suicide-2171#comments Thu, 06 Jun 2013 08:39:37 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=26435 Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris attempts suicide
Paris Jackson, the only daughter of the pop star, allegedly tried to slit her wrists and was taken to a Los Angeles hospital early Wednesday morning. The local fire department said they responded to a call of a possible overdose at 1.27am local time and transported a single person to a local medical centre. According Read the full article...]]>
Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris attempts suicide

Paris Jackson, the only daughter of the pop star, allegedly tried to slit her wrists and was taken to a Los Angeles hospital early Wednesday morning.

The local fire department said they responded to a call of a possible overdose at 1.27am local time and transported a single person to a local medical centre.

According to media outlet reports Paris flew into a rage late last night after being told she could not attend goth rocker Marilyn Manson’s concert scheduled for tomorrow at the Gibson Amphitheatre in LA.

After being told she wasn’t going to the concert, she angrily ran to her room and slammed the door. Paris told Twitter followers last night she was in a sad mood, moments prior to paramedics being called to her home.

In the meantime Perry Sanders, an attorney for Paris’s grandmother and guardian, Katherine Jackson in a statement said, “Paris is physically fine and is getting appropriate medical attention.”

“Being a sensitive 15-year-old is difficult no matter who you are,” the statement added. “It is especially difficult when you lose the person closest to you.”

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Indian film actress Jiah Khan commits suicide http://www.khaama.com/indian-film-actress-jiah-khan-commits-suicide-2162 http://www.khaama.com/indian-film-actress-jiah-khan-commits-suicide-2162#comments Tue, 04 Jun 2013 04:45:08 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=26394 Indian film actress Jiah Khan commits suicide
Bollywood actor Jiah Khan of Nishabd fame allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her residence, according to a report published in The Times of India (TOI). As per sources, Jiah’s was rushed to a private hospital where she was declared dead and her body has been shifted to the corner court for postmortem at Read the full article...]]>
Indian film actress Jiah Khan commits suicide

Bollywood actor Jiah Khan of Nishabd fame allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her residence, according to a report published in The Times of India (TOI).

As per sources, Jiah’s was rushed to a private hospital where she was declared dead and her body has been shifted to the corner court for postmortem at the Cooper Hospital.

Sources close to the actress told TOI, “She had been depressed for some time due to personal issues, but was keen on returning to acting soon. She was also meeting filmmakers regarding projects.”

Jiah was raised in England, but later shifted to Mumbai with her mother. Also known as Nafisa Khan, the actress made her Bollywood debut in 2007 opposite superstar Amitabh Bachan in the controversial movie Nishabd.

She went on to act Aamir Khan in Ghajini and was last seen on the big screen in Sajid Khan’s ‘Housefull’ along with Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, Riteish Deshmukh and Lara Dutta.

She also managed to secure a Filmfare Best Debutant Nomination.

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Shahrukh Khan undergoes successful shoulder surgery http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-undergoes-successful-shoulder-surgery-1513 http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-undergoes-successful-shoulder-surgery-1513#comments Wed, 29 May 2013 07:33:05 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=26288 Shahrukh Khan undergoes successful shoulder surgery
Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan has undergone a successful should surgery Tuesday at the Lilavati Hospital. A source close to the family said, “Shah Rukh had injured himself during ‘Ra.One’, but later he got busy with ‘Chennai Express’ and said that he will get the surgery done only after wrapping up the shooting for ‘Chennai Express.” Read the full article...]]>
Shahrukh Khan undergoes successful shoulder surgery

Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan has undergone a successful should surgery Tuesday at the Lilavati Hospital.

A source close to the family said, “Shah Rukh had injured himself during ‘Ra.One’, but later he got busy with ‘Chennai Express’ and said that he will get the surgery done only after wrapping up the shooting for ‘Chennai Express.”

He refused to use body doubles and performed his own stunts for the movie, the Press Trust of India news agency said. The 47-year-old is expected to leave the hospital this weekend.

SRK was suffering from a tear in the rotator cuff muscles in his right shoulder and was operated by orthopaedic surgeon Dr Sanjay Desai.

Khan is one of Bollywood’s biggest stars in India. He has acted in more than 70 films in a career spanning more than two decades.

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Cannes jewellery worth $1 million stolen from French hotel http://www.khaama.com/cannes-jewellery-worth-1-million-stolen-from-french-hotel-2397 http://www.khaama.com/cannes-jewellery-worth-1-million-stolen-from-french-hotel-2397#comments Fri, 17 May 2013 12:10:09 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=25980 Cannes jewellery worth $1 million stolen from French hotel
According to reports jewels worth more than $1 million have been stolen from a hotel in the French twon of Cannes. Police officials confirming the reports said the jewels were supposed to be loaned to celebrities for the famous annual film festival on the French Riviera. The officials further added the jewels were stolen from a safe Read the full article...]]>
Cannes jewellery worth $1 million stolen from French hotel

According to reports jewels worth more than $1 million have been stolen from a hotel in the French twon of Cannes.

Police officials confirming the reports said the jewels were supposed to be loaned to celebrities for the famous annual film festival on the French Riviera.

The officials further added the jewels were stolen from a safe in the Novotel Hotel room of an employee exclusive Swiss Jewellers Chopard, which is the official sponsors of the festival.

Swiss luxury watchmaker and jeweller Chopard is one of the official sponsors of the festival and they redesigned the Palme d’Or award, which is given to the director of the best feature film.

Police said the safe containing the jewels was pulled off the wall, and the thief or thieves carried it away.

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Angelina Jolie has double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer http://www.khaama.com/angelina-jolie-has-double-mastectomy-to-prevent-breast-cancer-1447 http://www.khaama.com/angelina-jolie-has-double-mastectomy-to-prevent-breast-cancer-1447#comments Tue, 14 May 2013 11:51:56 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=25906 Angelina Jolie has double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer
American actress Angelina Jolie revealed she has had a preventive double mastectomy to reduce her risk of development breast cancer, after discovering she carries the BRCA1 gene, which increases the risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. The announcement was made by her in a New York Times Op-ed article in a bid to raise Read the full article...]]>
Angelina Jolie has double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer

American actress Angelina Jolie revealed she has had a preventive double mastectomy to reduce her risk of development breast cancer, after discovering she carries the BRCA1 gene, which increases the risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.

The announcement was made by her in a New York Times Op-ed article in a bid to raise awreness with the news.

She wrote to New York Times op-ed, “My doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in each woman. Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much as I could.”

Jolie, 37 said she chose not to keep the decision private in the hope that other women would get gene-tested. “Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimise the risk,” she says.

She said the decision was taken with the throughts of her six children after watching her own mother, actress Marcheline Bertrand, die too young from cancer.

Jolie’s mother, actress and producer Marcheline Bertrand, died of ovarian cancer in 2007 at the age of 56.

Mastectomy is an operation in which the entire breast, usually including the nipple and the areola, is removed. Mastectomy is usually performed as a treatment of breast cancer.

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Sunny Leone turns 32, celebrates birthday in LA http://www.khaama.com/sunny-leone-turns-32-celebrates-birthday-in-la-1438 http://www.khaama.com/sunny-leone-turns-32-celebrates-birthday-in-la-1438#comments Mon, 13 May 2013 07:40:44 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=25865 Sunny Leone turns 32, celebrates birthday in LA
Sunny Leone, the Indo-Canadian adult actress who has successfully entered and made herself home in one of the most dynamic and difficult film industries of the world – Bollywood, is celebrating her 32nd birthday today. She made her debut in India with her participation in celebrity reality show ‘Bigg Boss’. She was approached by Bollywood Read the full article...]]>
Sunny Leone turns 32, celebrates birthday in LA

Sunny Leone, the Indo-Canadian adult actress who has successfully entered and made herself home in one of the most dynamic and difficult film industries of the world – Bollywood, is celebrating her 32nd birthday today.

She made her debut in India with her participation in celebrity reality show ‘Bigg Boss’. She was approached by Bollywood director Mahesh Bhatt, who entered the house briefly to offer her the lead role in JISM 2.

Sunny was born to Sikh parents in Canada  on May 13, 1981, and her name was Karanjeet Kaur Vohra.

Leone was also signed up for Ragini MMS 2, a sequel of the Ragini MMS movie which was a horror and erotic thriller. She is appearing in an item number, Laila with John Abraham in his latest movie Shootout at Wadala.

The actress is going to celebrate her birthday with husband Daniel Weber in LA.

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MCA instructs to keep Shahrukh Khan away from Wankhede stadium http://www.khaama.com/mca-instructs-to-keep-shahrukh-khan-away-from-wankhede-stadium-1411 http://www.khaama.com/mca-instructs-to-keep-shahrukh-khan-away-from-wankhede-stadium-1411#comments Tue, 07 May 2013 09:13:20 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=25722 MCA instructs to keep Shahrukh Khan away from Wankhede stadium
According to reports Bollywood star and owner of Kolkata Knight Riders in Indian Premier League Shahrukh Khan has been banned from entering Wankhede stadium. Mumbai Cricket Associated officials quoted by local media agencies said they have informed a local police station to prevent Kolkata Knight Riders principal owner Shah Rukh from entering the stadium. This Read the full article...]]>
MCA instructs to keep Shahrukh Khan away from Wankhede stadium

According to reports Bollywood star and owner of Kolkata Knight Riders in Indian Premier League Shahrukh Khan has been banned from entering Wankhede stadium.

Mumbai Cricket Associated officials quoted by local media agencies said they have informed a local police station to prevent Kolkata Knight Riders principal owner Shah Rukh from entering the stadium.

This comes as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is due to take on Mumbai Indians on Tuesday.

Ravi Savant, president of Mumbai Cricket Associated said, a letter has been sent to Marine Lines Police station instructing them now to allow Shahrukh Khan inside the studium on Tuesday.

Mr. Savant told reporters, the action was taken after police requested Mumbai Cricket Association to send a letter to that effect.

Shahrukh Khan was banned from entering Mumbai Cricket Association premises including wankhede Stadium for five year after he was involved in a skirmish with security staff and officials of the crikcet body following KKR’s victory over Mumbai two nights.

The Association’s Managing Committee, headed by the late Vilasrao Deshmukh banned Shahrukh Khan from MCA premises on May 18 last year.

However Shahrukh Khan denied the allegations against him and maintained he reacted only after children, including his kids, were “manhandled” by the security staff at the stadium.

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Interview with Naqeeb Noori, the New Filmmaker in Afghan Film Industry http://www.khaama.com/interview-with-naqeeb-noori-the-new-filmmaker-in-the-canadian-afghan-film-2654 http://www.khaama.com/interview-with-naqeeb-noori-the-new-filmmaker-in-the-canadian-afghan-film-2654#comments Sun, 05 May 2013 09:53:14 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=25654 Interview with Naqeeb Noori, the New Filmmaker in Afghan Film Industry
By:Frozan Sultani Khaama Press has been very fortunate to have the privilege in interviewing the ambitious Naqeeb Noori whose hidden talent will soon be broadcasted to the world through his first movie, Arezo, releasing on the 21st June 2013. The 22 years old Montrealer, originally from Afghanistan, was fond of camera and movies since his Read the full article...]]>
Interview with Naqeeb Noori, the New Filmmaker in Afghan Film Industry

By:Frozan Sultani

Khaama Press has been very fortunate to have the privilege in interviewing the ambitious Naqeeb Noori whose hidden talent will soon be broadcasted to the world through his first movie, Arezo, releasing on the 21st June 2013. The 22 years old Montrealer, originally from Afghanistan, was fond of camera and movies since his childhood. Due to cultural norms, he never predicted filmmaking can one day become his career. Being now in a country like Canada where you have all the doors of opportunities open to you, Noori has the opportunity to live his dreams. Being passionate to explore new ideas in order to create an original content, the devoted young filmmaker believes that everything is possible with hard work and the belief not to give up.

Followed is an interview where Noori enlightens us mostly about his upcoming movie, Arezo, and about his future plans in terms of film industry.

Khaama Press: Give us a short review about your upcoming movie.

Naqeeb: The movie Arezo is the story of a young Afghan girl who struggles through a very unhealthy and dark relationship. She did not have the choice and the right to discover her soul mate. The movie takes a new turn when the struggling Arezo is faced with the truth of her father’s mistake.

Khaama Press: Please tell us about the production: How did the narrative come about- are elements based on true life? And how did the script evolve?

Naqeeb: There had been a lot of ups and downs during the writing process of Arezo. The genre had been a love story to begin with, however, after a lot of reviews and drafts, we ended up with the current script. The preproduction started in late November 2012 where the script was completely written. What is amazing about this movie is its shooting process. It took us only two, but very intensive days during February 2013 to shoot this movie. I then started its postproduction where I edited the movie while one of my dear friends who happens to be our music producer and our sound designer, Farhad Akbari, was working on the movie’s sound and music.

Khaama Press: Did you plan every scene in detail? How did you work everything out technically?

Naqeeb: Yes, a director should always plan things ahead, especially the scenes. I personally am a very detailed person and I do my best to aim for perfection. I plan every scene with diagrams and storyboards putting my thoughts and ideas on papers so that I can eventually move to the next scene without having to rethink about the first scene. Organizing everything in advance can be a great help during the shooting day. A good director can always adjust accordingly with the new changes to the scenes. Working everything out technically can always be problematic and has its own challenges but I have learnt to work with what I already have in my toolbox.

Khaama Press: Did you get everything you wanted on the shoot- did everything match up as intended in the edit?

Naqeeb: I am definitely satisfied with the result that I got from the production but my brain is constantly working and is always coming up with new ideas. Therefore, I always tell myself if I do it again, it will be better.

Khaama Press: Enlighten us about the cast and crew.

Naqeeb: Arezo’s cast and crew were just amazing. They were really responsive and professional throughout the making of this movie. I need to thank all of the cast and crew for their support as they have done this project out of pure interest. Moreover, it was really tough to choose the right person for the role played as Arezo, the main character. Not only because we do not have many Afghan female actresses that would be willing to act in movies but also due to the role itself. The role Arezo needed to be played by a professional actor who would understand the character and the courageous Fakhria Rezaie has done it. As for the Lead Male Role Jaber, it had been another challenge because it required someone to play a negative role with twists and turns in his emotional state and Safi Saifi has beautifully done it. It is very important to mention that without the rest of the cast and crew who have done a fantastic job, this movie would not have been complete. I express my sincere gratitude from the whole team.

Khaama Press: There must have been quite a few challenges shooting Arezo- what were the major ones and how did you resolve them?

Naqeeb: There were certainly quite a few challenges, especially in terms of preproduction and production itself. The main challenge was to get everyone together due to their busy schedules. However, the major challenge was to build three different sets from one single location and to pack up everything in only two short days. I thank everyone for doing their best and that is how we managed to pull it off. TEAM defines Together Everyone Achieves More.

Khaama Press: What experience and training led you to where you are now?

Naqeeb: My journey started with acting and I then learnt cinema and film production mostly on my own. I have studied Media Arts in college but I believe hands on experience are more effective than theoretical. Like the genius Albert Einstein says, “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” I am planning to perfect my production skills in film industry and grow my knowledge further. Currently, I am fonder of making short movies. My first short movie, SHORTCUT, is about a young male who is overloaded by the complications that life challenges him to face. Shortcut was dedicated to all the youngsters who give up to fight the challenges of life. Arezo is my second short movie.

Khaama Press: What is your future plans in terms of film industry?

Naqeeb: My goal is to visualize the hidden messages behind the stories worth telling. I am currently focusing on my next project, which is in the process of writing. Most importantly, I will start with broadcasting my short movie, Arezo, to public on the 21st June of this summer. Come and discover Arezo’s journey through a great night of entertainment as the students from around Montreal, Canada has came together to present you an exciting movie night along with many live performing arts at Ahuntsic College at 8:00 PM.

Please support us by watching the trailer and for those who can not make it at its releasing event, make sure you watch the movie once it will be available online.

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Shahrukh Khan vows not to let down Kolkata Knight Riders fans http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-vows-not-to-let-down-kolkata-knight-riders-fans-1398 http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-vows-not-to-let-down-kolkata-knight-riders-fans-1398#comments Sat, 04 May 2013 07:13:41 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=25624
Bollywood superstar and owner of the Kolkata Knight Riders in Indian Premier League, Shahrukh Khan has assured his loyal followers that he would “ensure” their faith in the team remained intact while acknowledging the backing” and strong support of his team. Shahrukh Khan said, “I feel extremely responsible that I don’t let the fans down. Read the full article...]]>

Bollywood superstar and owner of the Kolkata Knight Riders in Indian Premier League, Shahrukh Khan has assured his loyal followers that he would “ensure” their faith in the team remained intact while acknowledging the backing” and strong support of his team.

Shahrukh Khan said, “I feel extremely responsible that I don’t let the fans down. So we will try harder.”

“As you know, I can’t do much. But the team is doing its best. I think they have been playing well and ensure you are not disappointed. And you go back home extremely happy, as happy as you make us all,” Khan quoted by India TV news said.

On Friday night Shahrukh Khan’s Kolkata Knight Riders team snatched a much-needed victory by defeating Rajasthan Royals at the Eden Gardens.

Khan also appreciated the support of his followers despite a string of losses and said, “it helps when the whole crowd is behind you especially at the Eden”.

He said, “When we started, Juhi and me, it was ‘hum karlenge’ (we will do it). But you realise along the way that when good things don’t happen then how much it helps when the whole crowd is behind you, especially at the Eden”.

Following an eight-wicket win over the Royals at the Eden Gardens, Shahrukh Khan attributed a sense of confidence to the 67,500 fans who cheered on the home team victory.

“Somewhere when things go wrong, it hurts you. You feel bad, but there is a sense of confidence when you come to Eden, and see all these 70,000 people screaming and shouting” Khan said.

He also added, “Everywhere whether it’s in this city of Kolkata, all over Bengal, all over the country, on Twitter, on social networking, I do sense, coming from this profession, a feeling of happiness when we win. Extremely humbled, grateful, and you need this kind of backing”.

“Everyone feels very happy we have been having a little bit of a bad run to say the least. So it’s nice to be back in Eden..I was working so I couldn’t come down to the matches. So it feels nice when you come down for the matches and you win,” Khan added.

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Shahrukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai to appear in ‘Happy New Year’ film http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-and-aishwarya-rai-to-appear-in-happy-new-year-film-2369 http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-and-aishwarya-rai-to-appear-in-happy-new-year-film-2369#comments Fri, 03 May 2013 14:28:39 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=25601 Shahrukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai to appear in ‘Happy New Year’ film
According to reports Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be tarring opposite Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Happy New Year’ together. This will mark their sixth collaboration together after the duo appeared in a number of Indian films including ‘Devdas’, ‘Josh’, ‘Shakthi: The Power’, ‘Mohabbatein’, and ‘Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam’. The two stars last appeared in Read the full article...]]>
Shahrukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai to appear in ‘Happy New Year’ film

According to reports Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be tarring opposite Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Happy New Year’ together.

This will mark their sixth collaboration together after the duo appeared in a number of Indian films including ‘Devdas’, ‘Josh’, ‘Shakthi: The Power’, ‘Mohabbatein’, and ‘Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam’.

The two stars last appeared in ‘Devdas’ almost a decade ago and managed to set a new standard for box office and critical approval.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan took a break from acting since she got married with the Indian actor Abhishek Bachchan.

Reports suggest that Aishwarya Rai has been approached by the Indian film director Farah Khan to appear in her movie ‘New Year’ opposite Indian star Shahrukh Khan.

A source close to Aishwarya Rai quoted in local medias said, “Aishwarya apparently wants to read the script before she arrives at any decision. She wants to read it along with the makers and Shah Rukh, once he is done with his present commitments.”

The movie is still in pre-production and according to reports Aishwary’s husband Abishek Bachchan will be starring in the film in a ‘prominent role’.

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Shahrukh Khan’s Chennai Express to be abandoned in Pakistan this Eid http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khans-chennai-express-to-be-abandoned-in-pakistan-this-eid-1392 http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khans-chennai-express-to-be-abandoned-in-pakistan-this-eid-1392#comments Thu, 02 May 2013 11:25:02 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=25582 Shahrukh Khan’s Chennai Express to be abandoned in Pakistan this Eid
Pakistani film distributors and exhibitors have decided to abandon Shahrukh Khan’s upcoming film “Chennai Express” along with Akshay Kumar’s “Once Upon a Time in Mumbai2″ after bracing themselves for the release of four Pakistani films. The Pakistani film industry finally managed to brace itself for the release of the movies after a two-year hiatus. The Read the full article...]]>
Shahrukh Khan’s Chennai Express to be abandoned in Pakistan this Eid

Pakistani film distributors and exhibitors have decided to abandon Shahrukh Khan’s upcoming film “Chennai Express” along with Akshay Kumar’s “Once Upon a Time in Mumbai2″ after bracing themselves for the release of four Pakistani films.

The Pakistani film industry finally managed to brace itself for the release of the movies after a two-year hiatus.

The movies will be released around Eid celebrations which is also considered to be the date for the release of the two films — “Chennai Express” and “Once Upon a Time in Mumbai2″.

A local newspaper in Pakistan citizing exhibitors reported that Pakistani film-makers want all four local films – ‘Waar’, ‘Main Hoon Shahid Afridi’, ‘Ishq Khuda’ and ‘Josh’ – to get more visibility.

The paper further added by applying a protectionist cultural policy, the Pakistani market is being deprived of healthy competition.

The report also added producers understandably feel that none of the Pakistani films can compete with the production of value of films like Chennai Express.

The Express tribune in its report also concluded that it will be a huge achievement for the country’s film industry, without hurting the Indian film industry at all if a Pakistani film manages to beat a mainstream Bollywood film at the box office, subject to the release of the Bollywood films as per the schedule.

In the meantime the report insisted that exhibitors will have to face major losses if ue to further delays in the production or editing, the four Pakistani films are not released on Eid since the Indian films will not be available.

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Afghan Live Rock Concert at Lycee Istiqlal, Kabul http://www.khaama.com/live-rock-concert http://www.khaama.com/live-rock-concert#comments Thu, 02 May 2013 10:14:45 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=25569 Afghan Live Rock Concert at Lycee Istiqlal, Kabul
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Shahrukh Khan undergoes shoulder surgery in June http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-undergoes-shoulder-surgery-in-june-1383 http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-undergoes-shoulder-surgery-in-june-1383#comments Wed, 01 May 2013 05:01:38 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=25513 Shahrukh Khan undergoes shoulder surgery in June
According to reports Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan has suffered a shoulder injury in March while shooting for Rohit Shetty’s ‘Chennai Express’. He is due to leave for London for the surgery after completing the shooting schedules of his upcoming film. Shahrukh Khan is known for his hard work and dedication towards work in the industry. Read the full article...]]>
Shahrukh Khan undergoes shoulder surgery in June

According to reports Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan has suffered a shoulder injury in March while shooting for Rohit Shetty’s ‘Chennai Express’.

He is due to leave for London for the surgery after completing the shooting schedules of his upcoming film.

Shahrukh Khan is known for his hard work and dedication towards work in the industry. His enthusiasm for work has led his to many injuries as well, and he has undergone seven surgeries so far in his 25 year long career.

The actor waited for the surgery, since he was in the middle of a hectic shoot for the film, which co-stars Deepika Padukone. He also delayed the surgery due to the ongoing Indian Premier League in full force and with his team Kolkata Knight Riders needing his full support.

Shahrukh Khan has suffered several injuries including three broken ribs, a twisted ankle, a broken right toe, an injury to his left shoulder, a neck injury, a broken back bone and an injured left knee.

Khan said he will fly to London to get the best doctor for his shoulder surgery by June after he is done with with ‘Chennai Express’ and IPL.

He also said that he will begin the promotions of ‘Chennai Express’ which is slated for an August 8 release.

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Shahrukh Khan not keen in politics as profession http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-not-keen-in-politics-as-profession-1376 http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-not-keen-in-politics-as-profession-1376#comments Tue, 30 Apr 2013 06:55:45 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=25489 Shahrukh Khan not keen in politics as profession
Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan ruled out his intention to join politics despite a number of notable Indian stars have lured towards politics as a profession. Shahrukh Khan speaking to a local daily in India said, “I can’t become a politician all of a sudden. It’s a professional field and you have to educate yourself for Read the full article...]]>
Shahrukh Khan not keen in politics as profession

Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan ruled out his intention to join politics despite a number of notable Indian stars have lured towards politics as a profession.

Shahrukh Khan speaking to a local daily in India said, “I can’t become a politician all of a sudden. It’s a professional field and you have to educate yourself for that.”

He told Bombay Times, “I don’t I look down on politics. Asking me whether I have thought of entering politics is as good as asking me if I have given a thought to becoming an astronaut.”

“It’s what I’ve done all my life. I think I should try and do what I do best, which is also questionable at times. Honestly, I have no inclination towards politics,” added Shahrukh.

This comes as Shahrukh Khan earlier insisted not to comment on any “serious issues” including politics after his comments regarding “what it is like to be a Muslim in post 9/11 world” created furor.

Shahrukh Khan’s article also became an instrument to trigger political war between Indian and Pakistan that outraged Indian leaders after Hafiz Saeed and Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik invited Shahrukh to Pakistan and asked Indian government to provide security to the star respectively.

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Sunny Leone dragged into rape debate in India http://www.khaama.com/sunny-leone-dragged-into-rape-debate-in-india-1632 http://www.khaama.com/sunny-leone-dragged-into-rape-debate-in-india-1632#comments Wed, 24 Apr 2013 05:58:05 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=25389 Sunny Leone dragged into rape debate in India
Sunny Leone, the Indo-Canadian actress si facing new challenge after being linked to India’s rape crisis as the country is casting around to explain a series of horrifying sex crimes. She has taken several raunchy roles in mainstream movies after she arrived in India in 2011 to appear in a reality TV series, and is Read the full article...]]>
Sunny Leone dragged into rape debate in India

Sunny Leone, the Indo-Canadian actress si facing new challenge after being linked to India’s rape crisis as the country is casting around to explain a series of horrifying sex crimes.

She has taken several raunchy roles in mainstream movies after she arrived in India in 2011 to appear in a reality TV series, and is of the most searched names on the Internet.

However, some in India are inconvenient with her presence in the country and called for Leone to be jailed, The Global Post reported.

obsscene material distribution is currently under scrutiny in India after a series of horrifying sex crimes including a brutal rape of a five-year-old girl in New Delhi recently.

An Indian police officer speaking on the condition of anonymity has said that the five-year-old girl was raped after the suspects watched explicit material, galvanising anti-porn campaigners.

The five-year-old girl was reportedly abducted in New Delhi and was violentely raped, leaving her with the life-threatening injuries after the suspects had watched video clips on their mobile phones.

Kamlesh Vaswani, a commercial lawyer who has petitioned the Supreme Court to demand a ban quoted by AFP said, “Our children are accessing more and more graphic and brutal videos and they are imitating them and we are suffering.”

Mr. Vaswani further added, “Our laws are very vague in this area so it can be corrected in the Supreme Court.”

A 41-year-old Indian resident, Vaswani also told AFP, “It is technically possible to ban it. They need to have some expert help from the IT sector.”

He blames Leone, star of X-rated hits including “Sunny’s Slumber Party,” for bringing adult material in India to a wider audience.

“She deserves to go to jail if she continues to promote pornography,” he added.

However Sunny Leone defended her dual career as porn star and actress while appearing in a debate on Monday night on the Headlines Today nes channel.

Dismissing fears that adult material was linked to sex crime, Leon said, “Pornography is not for people who think it’s for real. It’s fantasy and it’s entertainment.”

She said, “It’s complete nonsense to blame rape on adult material out there. Education starts at home. It’s mums and dads sitting with their children and teaching them what is right and wrong.”

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Shahrukh Khan to host ‘Bigg Boss 7′ TV reality show http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-to-host-bigg-boss-7-tv-reality-show-1626 http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-to-host-bigg-boss-7-tv-reality-show-1626#comments Tue, 23 Apr 2013 05:57:44 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=25347 Shahrukh Khan to host ‘Bigg Boss 7′ TV reality show
According to reports Bollywood superstar Salman Khan will not host the seventh season of India’s biggest reality show Bigg Boss 7 with reports going over Shahrukh Khan replacing Salman Khan in the reality show, ‘Bigg Boss 7’. Salman Khan has been successfully associated with the show for the past three years however the actor might Read the full article...]]>
Shahrukh Khan to host ‘Bigg Boss 7′ TV reality show

According to reports Bollywood superstar Salman Khan will not host the seventh season of India’s biggest reality show Bigg Boss 7 with reports going over Shahrukh Khan replacing Salman Khan in the reality show, ‘Bigg Boss 7’.

Salman Khan has been successfully associated with the show for the past three years however the actor might not be able to host the seventh season of Bigg Boss this year due to his hectic schedule.

As reports suggest, the superstar is extremely busy with his movies in 2013, making it difficult for him to take time out for the show.

And if rumours doing the rounds are to be considered, the makers might approach Salman’s rival Shah Rukh Khan to ensure the show doesn’t lose its appeal and impact.

In the past, Shahrukh hosted quiz shows like ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ and ‘Kya Aap Panchi Paas Hai Se Tej Hain?’

‘Bigg Boss 7’ is likely to go air end of this year. The new and upcoming season of popular television reality show Bigg Boss will be called ‘Saat Saat Sath Sath’. The sixth season, which was called ‘Alag Che’, saw TV actress Urvashi Dholakia emerge as the winner.

Bigg Boss is the Indian edition of Big Brother (TV series). The season started from 7 October 2012. Salman Khan, who was the host of the previous two seasons, returned as the host for the show.

The producers claimed that the contestants on Bigg Boss 6 will be presented with a cleaner, more “family like image”. The prize money was reduced to 5 million (US$91,500.00) with an amount of 500,000s awarded to the “most entertaining” housemate each week from week 6 onwards.

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Kareena Kapoor achieve “Entertainer of the Decade” award http://www.khaama.com/kareena-kapoor-achieve-entertainer-of-the-decade-award-1605 http://www.khaama.com/kareena-kapoor-achieve-entertainer-of-the-decade-award-1605#comments Wed, 17 Apr 2013 06:37:10 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=25220 Kareena Kapoor achieve “Entertainer of the Decade” award
Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor says the portrayal of women in Indian cinema is changing and increasingly film directors are creating more meaningful roles for them. While speaking during an award show in New Delhi Kareena Kapoor said, Women’s “roles are being written by new and young directors and they are showing that we are not Read the full article...]]>
Kareena Kapoor achieve “Entertainer of the Decade” award

Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor says the portrayal of women in Indian cinema is changing and increasingly film directors are creating more meaningful roles for them.

While speaking during an award show in New Delhi Kareena Kapoor said, Women’s “roles are being written by new and young directors and they are showing that we are not just objects of desire.”

This comes as the the female lead’s job is to pout and make the male protagonist look good in most of the Indian movies.

Her comments are also followed amid reports that for most part women lead subservient lives in India, and Bollywood’s portrayal of women is no different.

Kareena Kapoor received “Entertainer of the Decade” award in New Delhi.

She has appeared in over 50 Indian films after joining the Indian film idustry in 2000. Currently she is shooting for Satyagraha.

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India rejects the first Playboy club in holiday state of Goa http://www.khaama.com/india-rejects-the-first-playboy-club-in-holiday-state-of-goa-1598 http://www.khaama.com/india-rejects-the-first-playboy-club-in-holiday-state-of-goa-1598#comments Tue, 16 Apr 2013 05:10:39 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=25188 India rejects the first Playboy club in holiday state of Goa
Indian officials on Monday said that a proposal for India’s first Playboy club in the holiday state of Goa and on one of its beaches was rejected following complaints that it would promote prostitution. The proposal was reportedly rejected due technicality issues despite a local lawmaker threatened to go on hunger strike last week. Chief Read the full article...]]>
India rejects the first Playboy club in holiday state of Goa

Indian officials on Monday said that a proposal for India’s first Playboy club in the holiday state of Goa and on one of its beaches was rejected following complaints that it would promote prostitution.

The proposal was reportedly rejected due technicality issues despite a local lawmaker threatened to go on hunger strike last week.

Chief Minister of Goa, Manohar Parrikar, told a state assembly session in state capital Panaji that Playboy’s application had failed because it did not meet requirements to set up a beach shack.

Parrikar quoted by Times of India said, “I am assuring the house that Playboy club will not be allowed as a shack. We give permissions only to individuals and not to global chains,” Parrikar said.

PB Lifestyle, the Indian franchisee of the Playboy brand, announced plans in November to open 120 clubs, hotels, fashion cafes and shops in India over the next 10 years.

It is not clear whether the club will be allowed permission to function as a conventional city club, rather than as a beach shack.

In the meantime reports suggest that the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Goa had rejected the proposal after misgivings in the party.

BJP legislator Michael Lobo reportedly alleged that the Playboy club would promote “vulgarity” and threatened to go on a hunger strike if it opened.

Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar was quoted by the Press Trust of India news agency as saying that there had been a lot of debate on “the promotion of vulgarity” if the Playboy Club were set up.

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Aishwarya Rai receive special invitation from French government http://www.khaama.com/aishwarya-rai-receive-special-invitation-from-french-government-1592 http://www.khaama.com/aishwarya-rai-receive-special-invitation-from-french-government-1592#comments Mon, 15 Apr 2013 05:23:12 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=25141 Aishwarya Rai receive special invitation from French government
According to a senior French diplomat in India, Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be specially invited by the French government for the Cannes Film Festival. The festival is scheduled to be organized later this year which will also celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema. This comes as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was awarded a civilian Read the full article...]]>
Aishwarya Rai receive special invitation from French government

According to a senior French diplomat in India, Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be specially invited by the French government for the Cannes Film Festival.

The festival is scheduled to be organized later this year which will also celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema.

This comes as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was awarded a civilian trophy by the French government last year, for her contribution to the arts on the occasion of her birthday.

French Ambassador to India Francois Richier told reporters on Sunday, Aishwarya is always respected in France because of her association with the Cannes film festival.

Richier quoted by India Today said, “She is very dear to our heart and we are very grateful to her.”

She onferred the civilian award to the actress on behalf of the French government, said the ambassador adding that, “The Cannes festival will have a special focus on Indian Cinema where we will invite Indian film stars.”

He also added that Aishwarya’s French connection is a long one, right from the time she has been endorsing a French cosmetic brand.

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Shahrukh Khan may appear in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Bajirao Mastani” http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-may-appear-in-sanjay-leela-bhansalis-bajirao-mastani-1588 http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-may-appear-in-sanjay-leela-bhansalis-bajirao-mastani-1588#comments Sun, 14 Apr 2013 04:52:47 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=25114 Shahrukh Khan may appear in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Bajirao Mastani”
According to reports Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali are on a special wicket and getting closer these days amid speculations that Sanjay Leela Bhansali was in an advanced stage of talks with Ajay Devgan. Shahrukh Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali have blown hot and cold with one another several times since Devdas. Read the full article...]]>
Shahrukh Khan may appear in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Bajirao Mastani”

According to reports Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali are on a special wicket and getting closer these days amid speculations that Sanjay Leela Bhansali was in an advanced stage of talks with Ajay Devgan.

Shahrukh Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali have blown hot and cold with one another several times since Devdas.

In fact, on several occasions, both SRK and SLB have taken favours from one another as far as sharing their common heroine Deepika Padukone’s (Chennai Express and Ram Leela) dates go, The Times of India reported.

Reliable source quoted by Times of India said that Shahrukh Khan is in discussions with Sanjay Leela Bhansali to appear in his upcoming film “Bajirao Mastani” with actress Katrina Kaif however it will not be confirmed till the final casting actually happens.

Katrina reportedly will play the role of Mastani in the film however according to reports she is on on stand-by for the role at the moment.

Reports also suggest that the filmmaker and the actor have been discussing the Mary Kom film closely. Guess it is their common interest in good cinema that is binding them.

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Shahrukh Khan feels proud for remake of his original movies http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-feels-proud-for-remake-of-his-original-movies-1580 http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-feels-proud-for-remake-of-his-original-movies-1580#comments Thu, 11 Apr 2013 06:36:43 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=25064 Shahrukh Khan feels proud for remake of his original movies
Indian actor Shahrukh Khan who has already appeared in two classic Indian movies including Devdas and Don says that it would be a proud moment for him if someone wuld remake his original movies. Shahrukh Khan quoted by India Today said, “I did two iconic films – one is Dilip Kumar’s Devdas and the other Read the full article...]]>
Shahrukh Khan feels proud for remake of his original movies

Indian actor Shahrukh Khan who has already appeared in two classic Indian movies including Devdas and Don says that it would be a proud moment for him if someone wuld remake his original movies.

Shahrukh Khan quoted by India Today said, “I did two iconic films – one is Dilip Kumar’s Devdas and the other one is Amitabh Bachchan’s Don. I never chose my films. Films and directors chose me. Sanjay Leela Bhansali told me ‘there is something in your eyes’ and then he asked me to do Devdas.”

Khan also added, “Farhan Akhtar thought I could play the character of Don. But I am not thinking about remaking any film now,” Shah Rukh Khan told reporters during the launch of Filmfare’s 100 Years of Cinema issue.”

“Hopefully, a time will come when somebody will remake one of my original films and that will be a great achievement and proud moment for me,” he said adding that his life was now “complete” after he got an opportunity to share the space with Bollywood icons Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan on the Filmfare’s cover page.

“I had a marvellous time shooting for the photo shoot with Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan. I feel my life is complete now. When I was shooting with Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu, Saira ji came to me and said if she had a son he would have looked like me”, Khan added.

Shahrukh Khan said, “They have seen so much in life and you can see that in their eyes. It’s a wonderful moment that they have given me.”

According to reports, Dilip Kumar sent his best wishes through a message for the launch of Filmfare’s 100 years of Cinema issue. Kumar reportedly could not come for the launch due to health related issues.

In the meantime Shahrukh Khan said his favourite tag was “Papa” among the several tags he has received including ‘King Khan’, ‘Baadshah’ and ‘Don’.

“Papa is the best one, and that’s my favourite. It was given to me by my two only legal children,” the actor said.

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Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai steal TOIFA awards show in Vancouver http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-aishwarya-rai-steal-toifa-awards-show-in-vancouver-1567 http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-aishwarya-rai-steal-toifa-awards-show-in-vancouver-1567#comments Mon, 08 Apr 2013 08:35:27 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=24976 Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai steal TOIFA awards show in Vancouver
Indian cinema’s two big stars, Shahrukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan presented their real treat through dazzling performances at the TOIFA awards held in the city of Vancouver. The two stars charmed the audience with their amazing movies. Shahrukh Khan thanked the city of Vancouver for love and respect after entering the stage amidst loud Read the full article...]]>
Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai steal TOIFA awards show in Vancouver

Indian cinema’s two big stars, Shahrukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan presented their real treat through dazzling performances at the TOIFA awards held in the city of Vancouver.

The two stars charmed the audience with their amazing movies.

Shahrukh Khan thanked the city of Vancouver for love and respect after entering the stage amidst loud cheer and applause at the glittering award night on Saturday.

The 47-year-old actor said, “I love you all people, thanks for all the love and respect that you people have shown for me.”

Before Shahrukh, Abhishek Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra and Aishwarya Rai had enthralled the audiences with their super-charged acts.

However it was Aishwarya’s first stage performance abroad after the birth of her daughter in 2011, and she didn’t disappoint. She not only dazzled everyone, her act was one of the highlights at the gala night.

Aishwarya performed to songs like ‘Khwaja mere Khawaja’ and the title track from Dhoom 2.

Among the actors, Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra carried home the best actor and best actres trophies while Anurag basu was awarded the best director award.

Other celebs who rocked the evening included Priyanka Chopra who dedicated her act to women empowerment and Katrina Kaif who left the audiences spellbound with her Chikni Chameli act!

In the meantime Rishi Kapoor won the best actor in a negative role trophy for Agneepath.

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Vancouver rolls out red carpet for biggest Indian stars http://www.khaama.com/vancouver-rolls-out-red-carpet-for-biggest-indian-stars-1556 http://www.khaama.com/vancouver-rolls-out-red-carpet-for-biggest-indian-stars-1556#comments Sun, 07 Apr 2013 06:17:09 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=24912 Vancouver rolls out red carpet for biggest Indian stars
British Columbia Place Stadium is awash with glitter, gold, and colorful saris as Vancouver rolls out its red carpet for some of the biggest names in Indian cinema. The Times of India Film Awards main event is Saturday night in Vancouver, and fans have been crowding outside downtown hotels for days with the hopes of Read the full article...]]>
Vancouver rolls out red carpet for biggest Indian stars

British Columbia Place Stadium is awash with glitter, gold, and colorful saris as Vancouver rolls out its red carpet for some of the biggest names in Indian cinema.

The Times of India Film Awards main event is Saturday night in Vancouver, and fans have been crowding outside downtown hotels for days with the hopes of catching a glimpse of their favourite celebrities.

Awards will be handed out for best male and female actors, best director, best film — and even best villain — based on the online votes of fans around the world.

The inaugural People’s Choice-style awards event is being co-hosted by three of the industry’s biggest stars – comedian Boman Irani and heartthrobs Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma. And while the names may be unfamiliar to anyone not hip to the Bollywood scene, Vancouver-based Bollywood star and choreographer Shiamak Davar told The Vancouver Sun, “the lineup is unbelievable.”

The province shelled out about $11-million to host the awards and related events in the hopes of a bigger return, expecting that more than $20 million will flow into the local economy.

Rumours have also been swirling about slow ticket sales for the event. While organizers said they expected between 20,000 to 30,000 attendees, tickets to the show were still available the day before BC Place opened its doors.

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Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya to appear in film “Happy New Year” http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-aishwarya-to-apear-in-film-happy-new-year-1551 http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-aishwarya-to-apear-in-film-happy-new-year-1551#comments Sat, 06 Apr 2013 09:24:30 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=24877 Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya to appear in film “Happy New Year”
According to reports Indian film director and choreographer Farah Khan is eager to rope in Aishwarya for her film “Happy New Year” that stars Shahrukh Khan in the lead role. The beauty queen Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is busy with her motherly duties towards Aaradhya Bachchan and her fans are agog to hear the news of Read the full article...]]>
Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya to appear in film “Happy New Year”

According to reports Indian film director and choreographer Farah Khan is eager to rope in Aishwarya for her film “Happy New Year” that stars Shahrukh Khan in the lead role.

The beauty queen Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is busy with her motherly duties towards Aaradhya Bachchan and her fans are agog to hear the news of her comeback.

The gorgeous Ash had been missing from the silver screen for quite some time now but news is doing rounds that she is planning a huge comeback to the big screen.

This comes as just two weeks back, there was much noise about Aishwarya Rai under consideration for a role opposite the 25-year-old Varun Dhawan in a film to be directed by Sriram Raghavan.

However Media reports suggest that Ash will be seen romancing Shah Rukh Khan once again in Farah Khan’s Happy New Year. Ash and SRK played siblings in Josh and estranged lovers in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Devdasand Yash Raj Film’s Mohabbatein.

It would certainly be a treat to watch the romantic jodi once again on the big screen. So let’s wait and watch if the duo teams up once again or not.

In the meantime question remains unanswered if Aishwarya Rai will give her nod to the film. But given that the 39-year-old beauty hasn’t ruled out a return to Bollywood, this one looks like a plum project tailor made for her comeback to the silver screen.

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IPL 2013 opening ceremony kicks off in Kolkata city of India http://www.khaama.com/ipl-2013-opening-ceremony-kicks-off-in-kolkata-city-of-india-2323 http://www.khaama.com/ipl-2013-opening-ceremony-kicks-off-in-kolkata-city-of-india-2323#comments Tue, 02 Apr 2013 17:26:48 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=24768 IPL 2013 opening ceremony kicks off in Kolkata city of India
The T20 cricket fiesta, Indian Premier League(IPL) opening ceremony was thrown open by a happy looking West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The sixth edition of the Indian Premier League opening ceremony started off with colourful strobe lights, performers wearing long flowing robes walking on stilts, a foreign acrobatics team performing miracle stunts and of Read the full article...]]>
IPL 2013 opening ceremony kicks off in Kolkata city of India

The T20 cricket fiesta, Indian Premier League(IPL) opening ceremony was thrown open by a happy looking West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

The sixth edition of the Indian Premier League opening ceremony started off with colourful strobe lights, performers wearing long flowing robes walking on stilts, a foreign acrobatics team performing miracle stunts and of course all of the action enveloped by the sound of what seems like thousands of drums beating in unison.

As the ceremony began, the excited crowd stood up on their respective chairs to have a better view of the proceedings and the scribes had no choice left but to follow suit.

Bollywood’s superstars Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif along with American rapper Pitbull gave a rocking performance at the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.

King Khan gave an electrifying performance at the opening ceremony of Pepsi Indian Premier League at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.

Long limbed Bollywood beauty Deepika Padukone was the first one to come on the stage. She started off with the introducing music of much popular song ‘Khuda Jaane’ from her film ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’. Her recent song ‘Angrezi Beat’ voiced by Honey Singh was the second one to come.

She came on the stage to perform in a sexy shiny black outfit. She performed on many songs and went off in her superb style.

Stunning actor Katrina Kaif was the second one to come who came on the stage like a princess. She was sitting on a throne which was carried by some men. She was having a crown on her head when she first came on the stage. The poem from her recent movie ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ was her introducing lines on the stage.

Pitbull gave a rocking performance. The rapper will be served with some Bengali dishes like Channar Payesh, Rasogolla and Mishti Doi after the performance.

The 120,000 capacity football stadium transformed into a magical kaleidoscope of Rabindra Sangeet, Bollywood dance, songs and, above all, unfettered enthusiasm as the 2013 leg formally opened with all the nine team captains taking the ICC Spirit of Cricket Pledge, ‘Play hard, play fair’.

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Shahrukh Khan faces legal action by Manoj Kumar http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-faces-legal-action-by-manoj-kumar-1530 http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-faces-legal-action-by-manoj-kumar-1530#comments Mon, 01 Apr 2013 07:31:36 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=24716 Shahrukh Khan faces legal action by Manoj Kumar
According to reports Veteran actor Manoj Kumar will file a law suit on Monday against Shah Rukh Khan and Eros International, producers of 2007 hit Om Shanti Om. The lawsuit will reportedly be taken to seek damages to the tune of Rs100 crore for releasing the film in Japan without removing certain scenes apparently lampooning Read the full article...]]>
Shahrukh Khan faces legal action by Manoj Kumar

According to reports Veteran actor Manoj Kumar will file a law suit on Monday against Shah Rukh Khan and Eros International, producers of 2007 hit Om Shanti Om.

The lawsuit will reportedly be taken to seek damages to the tune of Rs100 crore for releasing the film in Japan without removing certain scenes apparently lampooning him.

Manoj Kumar quoted by PTI said, “The film was released in Japan without deleting those scenes. I had forgiven them twice but not this time. They have disrespected me. They also face contempt of court as in 2008 the court had asked them to forever and from all prints and broadcast material, delete those scenes.”

Mr. Kumar further added, “I would file civil and criminal proceedings against the producers (Shah Rukh Khan and Eros International) tomorrow for seeking damages to the tune of Rs100 crore for showing Om Shanti Om in Japan without removing objectionable scenes as ordered by Mumbai civil court in 2008.”

The controversy dates back to late 2007 when Manoj Kumar sought the removal of the scenes spoofing him in the film Om Shanti Om. Though a truce was brokered between Kumar, Shahrukh Khan, and the film’s director Farah Khan back then, in 2008 Manoj Kumar managed to get a court order asking for the removal of the objectionable scenes from the film.

The film’s director Farah Khan and King Khan had assured him that the scenes would be deleted. A year later, Manoj Kumar found that the scenes ridiculing him were not deleted and he got a court order asking the makers to remove the objectionable part from all prints and broadcast material before satellite screening.

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Shahrukh Khan to miss his team’s match at Wankhede stadium http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-to-miss-his-teams-match-at-wankhede-stadium-1526 http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-to-miss-his-teams-match-at-wankhede-stadium-1526#comments Sun, 31 Mar 2013 08:48:51 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=24694 Shahrukh Khan to miss his team’s match at Wankhede stadium
According to reports Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) decided to stick with the ban imposed on the Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan despite the owner of the Kolkata Knight Riders’ will have a match during IPL 6. “There is a clause in the agreement we are to sign with Mumbai Indians tomorrow that any person who has Read the full article...]]>
Shahrukh Khan to miss his team’s match at Wankhede stadium

According to reports Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) decided to stick with the ban imposed on the Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan despite the owner of the Kolkata Knight Riders’ will have a match during IPL 6.

“There is a clause in the agreement we are to sign with Mumbai Indians tomorrow that any person who has been debarred by the association cannot enter our premises. It’s not specific to any single person,” MCA Joint Secretary Nitin Dalal told PTI on Sunday.

“We had informed everyone concerned, including IPL authorities and team owners, about the ban after the decision had been taken,” Dalal added.

Shah Rukh Khan will have to watch his team’s IPL 6 match against Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium not at the venue but on TV. He was banned from Wankhede Stadium for a brawl during KKR’s match last year during IPL 5 after he got into a scuffle with security personnel.

SRK also threatened an MCA official following which the cricket association decided to impose a five-year ban.

Khan, however, denied he had misbehaved and maintained he reacted only after children, including his kids, were “manhandled” by the security staff at the stadium.

However, IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla, had said soon after the MCA decision was announced that a final call on Khan’s ban will be taken by the BCCI.

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Deepika joins Shahrukh & Katrina in IPL 2013 opening ceremony http://www.khaama.com/deepika-joins-shahrukh-katrina-in-ipl-2013-opening-ceremony-1520 http://www.khaama.com/deepika-joins-shahrukh-katrina-in-ipl-2013-opening-ceremony-1520#comments Sat, 30 Mar 2013 06:17:30 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=24670 Deepika joins Shahrukh & Katrina in IPL 2013 opening ceremony
Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan who is set to perform in the opening ceremony fo IPL 2013, will be accompanied by two Bollywood actresses, Katrina Kaif and Deepika padukone at the Kolkata’s Salt Lake Stadium on April 2. Reportedly, Deepika has accepted to perform at the launch IPL 6 ceremony though she will get a little Read the full article...]]>
Deepika joins Shahrukh & Katrina in IPL 2013 opening ceremony

Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan who is set to perform in the opening ceremony fo IPL 2013, will be accompanied by two Bollywood actresses, Katrina Kaif and Deepika padukone at the Kolkata’s Salt Lake Stadium on April 2.

Reportedly, Deepika has accepted to perform at the launch IPL 6 ceremony though she will get a little time to practice as she currently is in Wai shooting for ‘Chennai Express’.

International rap artist Pitbull has also been roped in this year to perform alongside Bollywood stars Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone.

This comes as Indian Premier League organizers have dropped pop diva Jennifer Lopez from the opening ceremony of its sixth edition, to be held in Kolkata on April 2.

According a report in The Sun, the 43-year-old singer was said to have demanded a private plane and dozens of hotel rooms for her entourage. She also wanted to bring along her personal stylists, assistants and chef as well.

Describing Jennifer’s demands as ‘idiotic’, a source quoted by NDTV said, “The demands were outrageous. She effectively priced herself out of an event which has a huge audience.”

The sixth edition of IPL will kick off on 3 April with a match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils.

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Katrina Kaif highest taxpayer among Indian film actresses http://www.khaama.com/katrina-kaif-highest-taxpayer-among-indian-film-actresses-1504 http://www.khaama.com/katrina-kaif-highest-taxpayer-among-indian-film-actresses-1504#comments Mon, 25 Mar 2013 11:41:48 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=24573 Katrina Kaif highest taxpayer among Indian film actresses
Indian actress Katrina Kaif has been recognized as one of the highest tax payer among the leading actresses in Bollywood film industry despite being of the busiest and highest paid actor. According to Hindustran Times, a source close to Katrina reveals that she has paid advance tax of a whopping Rs. 4.5 crore this year. Read the full article...]]>
Katrina Kaif highest taxpayer among Indian film actresses

Indian actress Katrina Kaif has been recognized as one of the highest tax payer among the leading actresses in Bollywood film industry despite being of the busiest and highest paid actor.

According to Hindustran Times, a source close to Katrina reveals that she has paid advance tax of a whopping Rs. 4.5 crore this year.

Katrina Kaif appeared in two blockbuster movies last year including Ek Tha Tiger with Salman Khan and Jab Tak Hai Jaan released in 2012 with Shah Rukh which was the last directorial venture of late filmmaker Yash Chopra.

The two movies crossed the Rs. 100 crore mark at the box office.

Source close to actress Katrina Kaif quoted by Hindustan Times said, “Paying advance tax has become a recent trend. It has also become a means to measure a star’s success.”

Katrina confirming the news told HT, “Paying regular taxes is the right thing to do. It just enables the smooth functioning of the state and (once the taxes are done) actors like us can continue with our job of entertaining our fans.”

Katrina Kaif is reportedly busy with shooting for the third instalment of Yash Raj Films’ hit franchise Dhoom:3 with actor Aamir Khan.

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Shahrukh Khan, Pitbull to perform in IPL 2013 opening ceremony http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-pitbull-to-perform-in-ipl-2013-opening-ceremony-1498 http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-pitbull-to-perform-in-ipl-2013-opening-ceremony-1498#comments Sun, 24 Mar 2013 10:10:12 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=24537 Shahrukh Khan, Pitbull to perform in IPL 2013 opening ceremony
Indian film star and owner of the Kolkata Knight Riders is set to give a power packed performance along with the international rapper Pitbull at the Indian Premier League (IPL) opening ceremony in Kolkata on April 2. The opening ceremony will also be attended by the top Indian actress Katrina Kaif who will perform to mark the Read the full article...]]>
Shahrukh Khan, Pitbull to perform in IPL 2013 opening ceremony

Indian film star and owner of the Kolkata Knight Riders is set to give a power packed performance along with the international rapper Pitbull at the Indian Premier League (IPL) opening ceremony in Kolkata on April 2.

The opening ceremony will also be attended by the top Indian actress Katrina Kaif who will perform to mark the beginning of the sixth season of the IPL series.

Kolkata Knight Riders owned by Shahrukh Khan and actress Juhi Chawla won the last edition of the IPL. He is thrilled to perform at the ceremony.

According to a source close to Shahrukh Khan, “SRK loves the city of joy and he is already very excited to perform there. Katrina will be performing there for the first time.”

The international rapper, Pitbull is said to be excited too about performing. He is famous for his hits like like “M.I.M.A.I.”, “Armando” and “Planet pit”.

The source also added, “When Pitbull was told that he is being invited to perform at the opening ceremony of IPL and SRK would also be performing as well, he agreed to come within minutes.”

The teams including Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kings X1 Punjab, Pune Warriors India, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals are due to appear in the sixth edition of the Indian Premiere League and will fight for the championship.

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Salman and Saif Ali Khan face trial for killing rare deer http://www.khaama.com/salman-and-saif-ali-khan-face-trial-for-killing-rare-deer-1491 http://www.khaama.com/salman-and-saif-ali-khan-face-trial-for-killing-rare-deer-1491#comments Sat, 23 Mar 2013 08:43:10 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=24503
According to Indian media reports, Bollywood actors Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan and three other actors will appear before a court in fresh charges filed in a 14-year-old case of poaching a blackbuck during a film shooting in Rajasthan. The report comes amid India’s Supreme Court verdict on actor Sanjay Dutt in the 1993 Mumbai Read the full article...]]>

According to Indian media reports, Bollywood actors Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan and three other actors will appear before a court in fresh charges filed in a 14-year-old case of poaching a blackbuck during a film shooting in Rajasthan.

The report comes amid India’s Supreme Court verdict on actor Sanjay Dutt in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case left the star facing five years in jail.

Attorney K.L. Vyas said while Salman Khan has been charged with shooting the bucks, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre and others allegedly abetted the crime by encouraging him while hunting in Rajasthan state.

Salman Khan is at present in United States for taking treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia (lower jaw pain). The court has ordered him to present before it on April 27, the next hearing date. Fresh charges against him would be read out then.

If convicted, they face three to six years in prison. The actors deny the charges. Four of the accused appeared before Magistrate Chandrakala Jain on Saturday.

Under the Wildlife Protection Act, the blackbuck is a protected animal and hunting or poaching of the same is a punishable offence under the Indian law.

The Indian court system is notoriously slow and it often takes years and even decades for a case to go to trial.

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Shahrukh Khan optimistic American singer will perform in IPL http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-optimistic-american-singer-will-perform-in-ipl-2293 http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-optimistic-american-singer-will-perform-in-ipl-2293#comments Thu, 21 Mar 2013 05:19:47 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=24458 Shahrukh Khan optimistic American singer will perform in IPL
Bollywood star and owner of Kolkata Knight Riders’ Shahrukh Khan has that he is still optimistic that American singing sensation Jennifer Lopez would perform at the opening ceremony of the sixth season of Indian Première League IPL 6. Indian sports minister Madan Mitra earlier said that the opening ceremony of IPL would be organised by Read the full article...]]>
Shahrukh Khan optimistic American singer will perform in IPL

Bollywood star and owner of Kolkata Knight Riders’ Shahrukh Khan has that he is still optimistic that American singing sensation Jennifer Lopez would perform at the opening ceremony of the sixth season of Indian Première League IPL 6.

Indian sports minister Madan Mitra earlier said that the opening ceremony of IPL would be organised by the Kolkata Knight Riders’ owner Shahrukh Khan’s firm Red Chillies Entertainment on April 2, 2013 at Salt Lake stadium.

According to reports American actor-singer Jennifer Lopez was due to perform at the opening ceremony of Indian Premiere League 6 but the singer has reportedly turned down the offer to perform at the upcoming IPL 6 opening event.

Jennifer Lopez has cited dates issues that would prevent her from attending the event despite she was excited about the offer however Shahrukh has not given up and the company is trying to convince her, said an official report.

An official in red Chillies Entertainment said that it is true that they still do not have the confirmation of Jennifer Lopez but the company said they were expecting a confirmation within three days.

The official also added that they were trying to convince the manager of the singer to help work it out because they have still seven more days to get things going and the company does not hve a backup plan.

Shahrukh Khan is still optimistic, the official said.

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Shahrukh Khan requests Amitabh Bachchan for autograph http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-requests-amitabh-bachchan-for-autograph-2279 http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-requests-amitabh-bachchan-for-autograph-2279#comments Fri, 15 Mar 2013 15:34:37 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=24311 Shahrukh Khan requests Amitabh Bachchan for autograph
According to reports, Indian film star and King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan asked megastar Amitabh Bachchan to sign a poster of Don. The poster of the orginal Don for Shahrukh Khan was signed by Amitabh Bachchan and was posted on his Facebook page, India Today reports. Amitabh Bachchan wrote in his Facebook page, “ShahRukh Read the full article...]]>
Shahrukh Khan requests Amitabh Bachchan for autograph

According to reports, Indian film star and King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan asked megastar Amitabh Bachchan to sign a poster of Don.

The poster of the orginal Don for Shahrukh Khan was signed by Amitabh Bachchan and was posted on his Facebook page, India Today reports.

Amitabh Bachchan wrote in his Facebook page, “ShahRukh asks me to sign a poster of ‘DON’ for him”.

He said, “After the photo shoot with Yusuf Saheb (Dilip Kumar), and Shah Rukh is over, Shah Rukh asks me to sign the original poster of Don. I think the posters of old (films) are becoming very rare.”

“There are some still most favoured people that collect these memorabilia, and I am happy that they do. Posterity must know what the past was all about. Present without a past is incomplete,” he added.

The 70-year-old recently did a photo shoot for a leading film magazine with thespian actor Dilip Kumar and superstar Shah Rukh Khan to commemorate 100 years of Indian cinema.

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Shahrukh Khan is like my family says Karan Johar http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-is-like-my-family-says-karan-johar-1475 http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-is-like-my-family-says-karan-johar-1475#comments Wed, 13 Mar 2013 08:57:37 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=24193 Shahrukh Khan is like my family says Karan Johar
Indian film director and producer Karan Johar on Wednesday said Shahrukh Khan is like his family amid rumours that all is not well between him and Shahrukh khan. Shahrukh Khan and Karan Johar have been friends for long and people would often swear by their friendship. They are also considered two of the biggest names Read the full article...]]>
Shahrukh Khan is like my family says Karan Johar

Indian film director and producer Karan Johar on Wednesday said Shahrukh Khan is like his family amid rumours that all is not well between him and Shahrukh khan.

Shahrukh Khan and Karan Johar have been friends for long and people would often swear by their friendship. They are also considered two of the biggest names in Indian cinema.

Director and producer Karan Johar and film star Shahrukh Khan have stood by each other through thick and thin.

Karan Johar and Shahrukh Khan’s relation rift appeared after reports suggested Karan did not attend SRK’s New Year party.

Report also aded that Karan Johar was getting close to Sahrukh Khan’s rival in Indian film industry, Salman Khan. Karan Johar said, “I think a lot has been said and cleared. I am not going to talk about my personal life.”

While speaking during an event Karan Johar said, “He (SRK) is like my family…I think that answers all questions.”

Karan and Shah Rukh Khan have created magic whenever they have teamed up, delivering hit films like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kal Ho Na Ho, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna and My Name is Khan, India Today reported.

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Hrithik Roshan to appear in Karan Johar’s Shuddi film http://www.khaama.com/hrithik-roshan-to-appear-in-karan-johars-shuddi-film-1439 http://www.khaama.com/hrithik-roshan-to-appear-in-karan-johars-shuddi-film-1439#comments Tue, 05 Mar 2013 06:03:20 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=23876 Hrithik Roshan to appear in Karan Johar’s Shuddi film
According to reports Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan has signed producer-director Karan Johar’s next film Shuddhi. Impressed by the success of the classic remake ‘Agneepath’, director Karan Malhotra is all set to cast Hrithik Roshan in his next big venture ‘Shuddhi’ which is slated for Diwali 2014 release. Shuddi, which means purification has been written by Read the full article...]]>
Hrithik Roshan to appear in Karan Johar’s Shuddi film

According to reports Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan has signed producer-director Karan Johar’s next film Shuddhi.

Impressed by the success of the classic remake ‘Agneepath’, director Karan Malhotra is all set to cast Hrithik Roshan in his next big venture ‘Shuddhi’ which is slated for Diwali 2014 release.

Shuddi, which means purification has been written by Karan Malhotra and his wife Ekta and the film will bring back the Agnepath trio of Kran Johar, Hrithik Roshan and Karan Malhotra.

Producer Karan Johar took to Twitter to share the news. “Team Agneepath is back…@KaranMalhotra21 will direct his next with @iHrithik in a 2014 diwali release titled SHUDDHI (purification),” his message read.

In the meantime the two other leading roles of the movie including the female lead and the villain has not been finalised so far.

According to the Indian Express, Hrithik has also signed Siddharth Anand’s Knight & Day remake and Shekhar Kapur’s Paani.

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Shahrukh Khan ignores Salman Khan’s invitation http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-ignores-salman-khans-invitation-1418 http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-ignores-salman-khans-invitation-1418#comments Tue, 26 Feb 2013 06:09:30 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=23601 Shahrukh Khan ignores Salman Khan’s invitation
According to reports Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan ignored an invitation by Salman Khan to join in the Celebrity cricket league match. Salman Khan, owner of Mumbai Heroes’ had reportedly shown an interest in throwing his long-time rivalry with Shah Rukh Khan down the drain in a bid to befriend SRK. King Khan reportedly didn’t care Read the full article...]]>
Shahrukh Khan ignores Salman Khan’s invitation

According to reports Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan ignored an invitation by Salman Khan to join in the Celebrity cricket league match.

Salman Khan, owner of Mumbai Heroes’ had reportedly shown an interest in throwing his long-time rivalry with Shah Rukh Khan down the drain in a bid to befriend SRK.

King Khan reportedly didn’t care a whit about the invitation. Instead, he attended the University Cricket Championship, Zee News reoprted.

When asked the reason behind his action, SRK simply told Zee News, “I personally won’t get time to play cricket, so I don’t think I will be attached to anything else. But if it requires me, I think there are so many stars in CCL. I don’t think they need a smaller star like me.”

With the cold-vibes and rivalry that is only growing stronger with time, it is yet not sure if the two aggressive Khans will ever put an end to this hostility.

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Katrina Kaif in a close relationship, cant’s stay away from Ranbir http://www.khaama.com/katrina-kaif-in-a-close-relationship-cants-stay-away-from-ranbir-23576 http://www.khaama.com/katrina-kaif-in-a-close-relationship-cants-stay-away-from-ranbir-23576#comments Mon, 25 Feb 2013 07:16:03 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=23576 Katrina Kaif in a close relationship, cant’s stay away from Ranbir
Bollywood’s alleged couple Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif are going on playing the hide-and-seek game with the media over their rumored relationship. Despite the two actors deny being in a relationship Katrina seems can’t stay away longer from her beau and if hectic work schedule keeps her away from her beau for a long time, she finds Read the full article...]]>
Katrina Kaif in a close relationship, cant’s stay away from Ranbir

Bollywood’s alleged couple Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif are going on playing the hide-and-seek game with the media over their rumored relationship.

Despite the two actors deny being in a relationship Katrina seems can’t stay away longer from her beau and if hectic work schedule keeps her away from her beau for a long time, she finds time in between shoots to spend some quality time with her boyfriend.

A while ago, the buzz was rife that Ranbir and Katrina had spent their new year together abroad. And the latest we hear is that Katrina flew to Chandigarh to be with Ranbir where he is shooting for his upcoming movie Besharam.

According to reports Katrina also bonds with Ranbir’s parents and his mother Neetu has a liking for her and when she performed in front of live audience at the Filmfare Awards, Katrina comforts her and asked her to perform fearlessly.

Katrina Kaif and Ranbit Kapoor started working together after the two stars appeared in film Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahaani.

Ranbir Kapoor used to be very close to actress Deepika Padukone in the beginning of his career and meanwhile Katrina Kaif was close to Indian film star Salman Khan but both reportedly drifted apart.

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Shahrukh Khan: No combination like sports and women http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-no-combination-like-sports-and-women-1410 http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-no-combination-like-sports-and-women-1410#comments Sun, 24 Feb 2013 06:24:06 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=23544 Shahrukh Khan: No combination like sports and women
Bollywood star and producer Shahrukh Khan on Saturday said he personally doesn’t have time to play cricket and the Cricket Championship League (CCL) doesn’t need a “smaller star” like him, The Times of India reported. While speaking during the opening ceremony of a cricket championship Shahrukh Khan said, “I will be really honest… I am Read the full article...]]>
Shahrukh Khan: No combination like sports and women

Bollywood star and producer Shahrukh Khan on Saturday said he personally doesn’t have time to play cricket and the Cricket Championship League (CCL) doesn’t need a “smaller star” like him, The Times of India reported.

While speaking during the opening ceremony of a cricket championship Shahrukh Khan said, “I will be really honest… I am someone who believes professionalizing sports in this country is perhaps the most important aspect if I can any way get attached to it. I am happy that I am associated with it,” Shah Rukh told reporters at the opening ceremony of a cricket championship.

Khan said, “I personally won’t get time to play cricket so I don’t think I will be attached to anything else but if it requires me.. I think there are so many stars in CCL, I don’t think they need a smaller star like me.”

Another Indian film star Salman Khan was also cheering for Mumbai Heroes – the team owned by his brother Sohail Khan. He was the guest of honour at the opening ceremony of the third edition of Celebrity Cricket League (CCL).

In the meantime Shahrukh Khan insisted that sports is the greatest profession and one needs to create alternate professions for youstres in the country.

He said, “Sports is perhaps the greatest profession in this country. We hope with this, many more tournaments are created . This is just the beginning.”

Khan also added that he feels there is no combination like sports and women.

“You have to start somewhere and this is just the beginning slowly, it will spread to more places. Specifically if you ask me, then there is no combination like sports and women. I would be really happy if it went across and women participate in it,” he said.

The podium was shared by the Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid during the press conference.

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Aishwarya Rai urges immediate punishment for gang-rape suspects http://www.khaama.com/aishwarya-rai-urges-immediate-punishment-for-gang-rape-suspects-2213 http://www.khaama.com/aishwarya-rai-urges-immediate-punishment-for-gang-rape-suspects-2213#comments Thu, 21 Feb 2013 09:05:21 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=23489 Aishwarya Rai urges immediate punishment for gang-rape suspects
Indian film actress and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has called on the government of India to take “immediate” actions in a bid to protect women in this country following the fatal gang-rape of a student that horrified the country. An outrage was sparked across India following a vicious attack by a group of Read the full article...]]>
Aishwarya Rai urges immediate punishment for gang-rape suspects

Indian film actress and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has called on the government of India to take “immediate” actions in a bid to protect women in this country following the fatal gang-rape of a student that horrified the country.

An outrage was sparked across India following a vicious attack by a group of drunk men on a 23-year-old medical student in New Delhi two months ago in which she was raped and assaulted with an iron bar.

This comes as the India lawmakers are expected to take up new measures to significantly tighten laws on sexual assault against women.

39-year-old Aishwarya Rai Bachchan voiced anger over the situation of women in the country.

While speaking during an awards ceremony she said, “There should be definite laws for offenders. They should be punished immediately. That is when we will see the change in society.”

“I don’t feel fear. Rather there is a lot of anger and I don’t hesitate to say this. Many of us are privileged to have a lot of assurance about our safety but most of the women in our country do not have that,” Rai Bachchan said.

“The incident has brought about a lot of attention and awareness but the change needs to come immediately,” said Rai Bachchan, a regular on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival.

The death of the 23-year-old medical student following massive injuries touch a nerve , leading to an outpouring of criticism about treatment of women in Indian society although gang-rapes are commonplace in India.

At least six individuals are being being tried on charges of murder, out of which five suspects are being tried in a fast-track court while the sixth suspect faces trial in juvenile court.

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India film star Aamir Khan meets British PM David Cameron http://www.khaama.com/india-film-star-aamir-khan-meets-british-pm-david-cameron-1406 http://www.khaama.com/india-film-star-aamir-khan-meets-british-pm-david-cameron-1406#comments Wed, 20 Feb 2013 04:47:58 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=23471 India film star Aamir Khan meets British PM David Cameron
British prime minister David Cameron during his tour to India met with the Bollywood actor Aamir Khan in New Delhi on Tuesday. He also met with US President Barack Obama in 2010 during his India visit Aamir Khan and David Cameron interacted with students of Janaki Devi Memorial College in New Delhi, The Indian Express Read the full article...]]>
India film star Aamir Khan meets British PM David Cameron

British prime minister David Cameron during his tour to India met with the Bollywood actor Aamir Khan in New Delhi on Tuesday. He also met with US President Barack Obama in 2010 during his India visit

Aamir Khan and David Cameron interacted with students of Janaki Devi Memorial College in New Delhi, The Indian Express reported.

Actor Aamir Khan is the only Bollywood star to be meeting the English premier.

Apparently, the actor’s team and David Cameron’s office have been working out the schedule since a couple of months.

The British Prime Minister expressed a desire to meet Aamir Khan owing to his growing popularity in the UK after he featured on the cover of TIME magazine. Khan appeared on the cover of TIME last year for his ground-breaking TV show Satyamev Jayate (“Truth Alone Prevails”), which addressed taboo topics in India.

David Cameron has also been impressed with Aamir’s social work through his TV show Satyamev Jayate.

The show attracted peak audiences of 400 million. These figures translated into actual policy change: after one episode, India’s parliament passed a bill to protect children from molestation, and after another, Khan was invited to testify before a committee about crooked doctors.

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Shahrukh Khan romance Katrina and Preity on Valentines eve http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-romance-katrina-and-preity-on-valentines-eve-1391 http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-romance-katrina-and-preity-on-valentines-eve-1391#comments Mon, 18 Feb 2013 04:32:02 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=23408 Shahrukh Khan romance Katrina and Preity on Valentines eve
Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif rekindled their unmatched chemistry on stage during the ‘Temptation Reloaded’ tour in Muscat inn a full-fledged stage show which was the first time that the duo has performed together live. The show was organised as part of the Muscat Festival. Officials from event Management Company Light and Shadow Enterprises Read the full article...]]>
Shahrukh Khan romance Katrina and Preity on Valentines eve

Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif rekindled their unmatched chemistry on stage during the ‘Temptation Reloaded’ tour in Muscat inn a full-fledged stage show which was the first time that the duo has performed together live.

The show was organised as part of the Muscat Festival. Officials from event Management Company Light and Shadow Enterprises LLC, which organised the concert, said they were delighted with the success of “Oman’s Biggest Live Concerts”.

King Khan made a breathtaking entry from a sky high crane and his ‘Don’ number being played in the background. After dancing to some of their biggest Bollywood hits, the stars all boarded an open bus and threw soft toys among the audience.

Preity Zinta, Ali Zafar, and singers Anushka Manchanda and Shalmali Kholgade also put up spirited performances. The gala, organised by Oman Automobile Association Club, had more than 25,000 spectators cheering and screaming themselves hoarse for the Bollywood stars.

“A big thank you all to the awesome crowd in Muscat for such a great response and for so much love ! Back home now, tucked into Bed & down with Fever,” Preity Zinta later wrote on Twitter.

The 47-year-old ‘Ra.One’ star made his grand entry in the jam-packed Oman Automobile Association Club in Azaiba in Muscat much to the delight of the rousing audience.

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Salman Khan gets nervous while hosting awards function http://www.khaama.com/salman-khan-gets-nervous-while-hosting-awards-function-1389 http://www.khaama.com/salman-khan-gets-nervous-while-hosting-awards-function-1389#comments Sun, 17 Feb 2013 09:00:10 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=23392 Salman Khan gets nervous while hosting awards function
India’s superstar Salman who is popular for his witty one-liners for the first time became nervous during the Star Guild Awards 2013 while he was about to take the stage to host the event. It was Salman Khan’s first time to host award function during his long career in Bollywood. Salman Khan told reporters at Read the full article...]]>
Salman Khan gets nervous while hosting awards function

India’s superstar Salman who is popular for his witty one-liners for the first time became nervous during the Star Guild Awards 2013 while he was about to take the stage to host the event.

It was Salman Khan’s first time to host award function during his long career in Bollywood.

Salman Khan told reporters at the red carpet of the award function, “Everybody gets nervous when you do something for the first time, even I am nervous.”

He said, “I just thought… let’s try how does it feel to host (such functions). It is a very difficult thing, you have to remember many things, listen properly to others and not get carried away.”

Salman, looking dapper in black suit, was the highlight of the night. He brought his signature style, camaraderie and flair on stage and won the hearts of the audience and contemporaries.

Salman Khan was also praised by Bollywood actor Arshad Warsi. In a twitter message he said, “I had a fabulous time with Salman at the Star Guild Awards. It is always a pleasure interacting with him.”

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Shahrukh Khan and Kajol voted most romantic couple http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-and-kajol-voted-most-romantic-couple-1378 http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-and-kajol-voted-most-romantic-couple-1378#comments Sat, 16 Feb 2013 05:38:06 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=23329 Shahrukh Khan and Kajol voted most romantic couple
Bollywood stars Shahrukh Khan and Kajor have been once again voted the most romantic Bollywood screen couple of all time. Kajor has been the leading lady in Shahrukh Khan’s films like ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge‘ and ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’. According to a poll conducted by UK’s largest online Pay-Per-View Indian movie portal, the stars Read the full article...]]>
Shahrukh Khan and Kajol voted most romantic couple

Bollywood stars Shahrukh Khan and Kajor have been once again voted the most romantic Bollywood screen couple of all time. Kajor has been the leading lady in Shahrukh Khan’s films like ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge‘ and ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’.

According to a poll conducted by UK’s largest online Pay-Per-View Indian movie portal, the stars beat off competition from on-screen couples from different decades- Dharmendra and Hema Malini, Raj Kapoor and Nargis, Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha.

Social networking websites such Facebook and Twitter, email and the movie portal itself were used for the polling and the voting was conducted to coincide with the Valentine’s Day on February 14.

‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge‘ released in (1995) and starred by the two actors has been quoted the pair’s sizzling chemistry in the iconic romance, according to the Bollywood movie fans who voted the popular actors as their ‘jodi’ number one.

Shahrukh Khan and Kajor portray two Non-Resident Indians living in London in the film and fall in love during a trip around Europe.

ishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh, Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit were the other star on-screen couples who made it into the Top 10, according to the poll however the biggest surprises in the Top 10 were Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif, Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, who have only been in two movies together.

Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor have also been the biggest surprise, who haven’t worked together since their 2003 film ‘Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon’.

Shah Rukh showed he really is the king of romance as he was the only star that featured twice in the top 10, a second time with Rani Mukerji.

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Valentine’s Day 2013: Americans spend $18.6 Billion http://www.khaama.com/valentines-day-2013-americans-spend-18-2-billion-2192 http://www.khaama.com/valentines-day-2013-americans-spend-18-2-billion-2192#comments Thu, 14 Feb 2013 07:21:06 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=23273 Valentine’s Day 2013: Americans spend $18.6 Billion
Valentine’s Day is a $18.6 billion event holiday with origins in a third-century beheading, stoning and ritualized beating of a recalcitrant priest. Even amid a slow recovery, Americans are set to spend a record $18.6 billion this Valentine’s Day. Flower shops, jewelry stores and online dating sites are all expecting to cash in on the Read the full article...]]>
Valentine’s Day 2013: Americans spend $18.6 Billion

Valentine’s Day is a $18.6 billion event holiday with origins in a third-century beheading, stoning and ritualized beating of a recalcitrant priest.

Even amid a slow recovery, Americans are set to spend a record $18.6 billion this Valentine’s Day. Flower shops, jewelry stores and online dating sites are all expecting to cash in on the day of love.

“It’s a holiday with a lot of cash. It’s a lot of sales,” Ron Friedman, who leads Marcum Consulting’s retail business told Forbes Magazine. “Although, it’s pretty short-lived. The flowers die, the candy gets eaten up, and the lingerie gets destroyed in a couple minutes.”

According to the 2013 National Retail Federation Valentine’s Day spending survey, the average American is expected to spend $130.97 on gifts, a slight increase from last year.

Here are some of this year’s numbers according to Fiscal Times:

$18.6 billion
The amount of money Americans are expected to spend this Valentine’s Day.

$13.5 billion
The total cost of shipments for firms producing chocolate and cocoa products in 2011.

$4.4 billion
The amount of money Americans are expected to spend on diamonds, gold and silver this Valentine’s Day.

$1.9 billion
The amount of money Americans are expected to spend on flowers this Valentine’s Day.

$1.6 billion
The amount of money Americans are expected to spend on candy this Valentine’s Day.

$928 million
The amount of revenue brought in my Internet dating services in 2011

$815 million
The amount of money Americans are expected to spend on gifts for their pets this Valentine’s Day.

$365 million
The total value of fresh cut roses in 2011.

$175.61
The average amount men will spend on gifts and a date this Valentine’s Day.

$88.78
The average amount women will spend on gifts and a date this Valentine’s Day

70,575
The number of workers employed by floral shops in 2010.

52,600
Number of workers employed by chocolate, cocoa and candy manufactures in 2010. Bureau)

Valentine’s Day comes into light in Afghanistan:

Although the conservative Afghanistan majority are unaware of the Valentine’s Day, some youngsters do celebrate the day by sending flowers to their beloved ones and by sending messages via cell phone or the Internet.

In Afghanistan, the tradition is that having open relations between boys and girls is a taboo. Love marriage and court marriage seldom happen in the Muslim Afghan society as the families prefer arranged marriage for their sons and daughters in accordance with Sharia or Islamic laws.

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Shahrukh Khan scared to open up a newspaper, watch TV reports http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-scared-to-open-up-a-newspaper-watch-tv-reports-1359 http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-scared-to-open-up-a-newspaper-watch-tv-reports-1359#comments Sun, 10 Feb 2013 06:46:19 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=23144 Shahrukh Khan scared to open up a newspaper, watch TV reports
Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan has recently revealed that he has stopped reading news about himself following recent controversies that was broadly broadcasted by media. Khan also said that he feels apprehensive about watching TV reports or attending press events. In an interview with the Hindustan Times this week in Delhi, Shahrukh Khan said, “I am Read the full article...]]>
Shahrukh Khan scared to open up a newspaper, watch TV reports

Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan has recently revealed that he has stopped reading news about himself following recent controversies that was broadly broadcasted by media.

Khan also said that he feels apprehensive about watching TV reports or attending press events.

In an interview with the Hindustan Times this week in Delhi, Shahrukh Khan said, “I am very sensitive about my self-respect, even though it may not come across as such, especially when it comes to how my children and family see me. I get six newspapers at home, including yours, but I don’t read even one of them now.

“I’ve become scared to open a newspaper to see what’s written about me. I am also paranoid about switching the TV on, as I don’t know what they are going to telecast about me.

“I am wary of attending press conferences, as I know someone is going to ask something and I am going to say the two words which I hate – ‘No comments’.”

The star added that recent controversies surrounding his cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders, and an alleged link-up with Priyanka Chopra, has also had an impact on his family.

“At home, we are scared of sitting as a family, watching TV. Many a times, my son, daughter, wife or sister switch off the TV as soon as they see some news related to me, thinking it must be some rubbish. It is sad,” Khan explained.

Shahrukh Khan is currently busy with rohit Shetty’s chennai Express opposite Deepika Padukone.

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Amitabh Bachchan hails hanging parliament attack plotter Afzal Guru http://www.khaama.com/amitabh-bachchan-hails-hanging-parliament-attack-plotter-afzal-guru-1353 http://www.khaama.com/amitabh-bachchan-hails-hanging-parliament-attack-plotter-afzal-guru-1353#comments Sat, 09 Feb 2013 09:25:14 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=23117 Amitabh Bachchan hails hanging parliament attack plotter Afzal Guru
Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Saturday hailing the decision to hang parliament attack convict Afzal Guru said it was important to follow law and order. The 70-year-old Indian star told reporters in his office, “The law should be followed and respected by one and all. Whatever has been done, it has been done according to Read the full article...]]>
Amitabh Bachchan hails hanging parliament attack plotter Afzal Guru

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Saturday hailing the decision to hang parliament attack convict Afzal Guru said it was important to follow law and order.

The 70-year-old Indian star told reporters in his office, “The law should be followed and respected by one and all. Whatever has been done, it has been done according to the law – whoever the accused may be – you, me or someone else.”

Bachchan further added, “The country investigated the matter completely, and only then they have acted as per law.”

Guru was hanged at Delhi’s Tihar Jail at 8 a.m. today after President Pranab Mukherjee rejected his mercy plea. He was convicted of conspiracy in the December 2001 attack on Parliament and was sentenced to death by the Supreme Court in 2004.

On 13th December 2001, five heavily-armed gunmen stormed the Parliament complex and opened indiscriminate fire, killing nine persons. They included five Delhi Police personnel, a woman Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) official, two Parliament watch and ward staff and a gardener.

A journalist, who was injured, died later. All five terrorists were shot dead. Guru was arrested within hours after the attack from a bus in the national capital.

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Indian actor Kader Khan fine and upset with death rumors http://www.khaama.com/indian-actor-kader-khan-fine-and-upset-with-death-rumors-2173 http://www.khaama.com/indian-actor-kader-khan-fine-and-upset-with-death-rumors-2173#comments Fri, 08 Feb 2013 15:22:02 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=23023 Indian actor Kader Khan fine and upset with death rumors
The false death report of veteran actor Kader Khan takes the web with storm and the family of Kader Khan said that they are highly upset with the false news doing round the web, local media agencies reported. The 77-year-old has urged gossip mongers to stop spreading rumours. “My family is extremely upset about it. Read the full article...]]>
Indian actor Kader Khan fine and upset with death rumors

The false death report of veteran actor Kader Khan takes the web with storm and the family of Kader Khan said that they are highly upset with the false news doing round the web, local media agencies reported.

The 77-year-old has urged gossip mongers to stop spreading rumours.

“My family is extremely upset about it. They are very worried. All this has shaken my family. Whoever is spreading such rumours, please stop it,” Kader told IANS.

“Ek din toh sabko jana hai aur main aap sabki duayein lekar jaunga, (one day everyone has to die and when I’ll go, I will go with your blessings). Right now I am completely fine,” he added.

Khan is known for the diverse roles he played in over 350 films. Some of them include “Coolie”, “Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri”, “Hum”, “Bol Radha Bol”, “Aankhen”, “Raja Babu” and “Judwaa”.

Fans of the actor took to Twitter to mourn and question his death.

His manager Seraa also cleared the fact, “His family is really unhappy with this kind of rumour. They are over here and weeping. I really don’t understand from where is this coming from. We really want you guys to inform people that he is working and is hale and hearty.”

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Shilpa Shetty and IPL owners fined $18.8 million http://www.khaama.com/shilpa-shetty-and-ipl-owners-fined-18-8-million-1335 http://www.khaama.com/shilpa-shetty-and-ipl-owners-fined-18-8-million-1335#comments Tue, 05 Feb 2013 06:41:20 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=22910 Shilpa Shetty and IPL owners fined $18.8 million
Indian finance ministry has fined high-profile owners of Indian Premier League side Rajasthan Royals for a billion rupees ($18.8 million) over alleged foreign exchange violations. The owners according to the enforcement directorate of the ministry of finance include Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty and her businessman husband Raj Kundra, 45 days to pay the fine. According Read the full article...]]>
Shilpa Shetty and IPL owners fined $18.8 million

Indian finance ministry has fined high-profile owners of Indian Premier League side Rajasthan Royals for a billion rupees ($18.8 million) over alleged foreign exchange violations.

The owners according to the enforcement directorate of the ministry of finance include Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty and her businessman husband Raj Kundra, 45 days to pay the fine.

According to a statement released by the enforcement directorate, “The foreign investment in the franchise was made in flagrant contravention of Foreign Exchange Maintenance Act.”

The government of India in a rare action for the first time imposed such a fine on an IPL team by the government, which has been investigating financial and foreign exchange irregularities in the Twenty20 league.

The statement further added, “We are discussing the contents of the order with our lawyers and intend to launch a full appeal against the order.”

In the meantime the team Rajasthan Royals said they were seeking legal advice and would appeal against the order.

The IPL has become a major event in the international cricket calendar, attracting the world’s most exciting playersto entertain large domestic audiences.

The inaugural edition of the IPL was won by Rajasthan Royals in 2008 under the captaincy of Australian spin great Shane Warne, but failed to qualify for the play-offs last year.

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Kajol regrets not taking her studies seriously http://www.khaama.com/kajol-regrets-not-taking-her-studies-seriously-1332 http://www.khaama.com/kajol-regrets-not-taking-her-studies-seriously-1332#comments Mon, 04 Feb 2013 10:58:49 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=22889 Kajol regrets not taking her studies seriously
Bollywood actress Kajol regrets not taking her studies seriously and says she realised its importance late in life.  She took a back seat from studies after making her acting debut when she waws still in school. While speaking during Coca-Cola NDTV’s Support My School campaign Kajol said, “I never studied whole heartedly. And after completing Read the full article...]]>
Kajol regrets not taking her studies seriously

Bollywood actress Kajol regrets not taking her studies seriously and says she realised its importance late in life.  She took a back seat from studies after making her acting debut when she waws still in school.

While speaking during Coca-Cola NDTV’s Support My School campaign Kajol said, “I never studied whole heartedly. And after completing my school education, when I started working, I realised the importance of education. I realised what I should have done. According to me, it was my mistake.”

The 38-year-old actress who is married to actor Ajay Devgan urged the students to take their education seriously and said, “I would like to tell my kids and other children to not repeat the mistake which I made in my childhood. So go ahead and study as much as you can. Knowledge is the only thing that nobody can take away from you.”

The second edition of Support My School telethon was organised Sunday by Coca-Cola India & South West Asia president and CEO Atul Singh, NDTV India CEO Vikram Chandra, campaign ambassador cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at the Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai.

Kajol was born in Mumbai to producer Shomu Mukherjee and actress Tanuja. Often paired on-screen with actor Shah Rukh Khan. In fact, each of her five movies with him (Baazigar, Karan Arjun, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, and Kabhi Khushie Kabhi Gham) have all gone on to become super-hits and blockbusters.

In 2001, she retired temporarily from Bollywood to spend more time with her family.

After a long sabbatical, Kajol made a comeback with Fanaa in 2006 and even won her fourth Filmfare Best Actress Award for her performance.

In 2010 Kajol was seen in Karan Johar’s films My Name Is Khan and We Are Family winning her her fifth Filmfare Best Actress Award for the former film.

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Afghan Actor Plays Key Role in Hrithik Roshan’s Krrish 3 http://www.khaama.com/afghan-actor-plays-key-role-in-hrithik-roshans-krrish-3-1452365 http://www.khaama.com/afghan-actor-plays-key-role-in-hrithik-roshans-krrish-3-1452365#comments Sat, 02 Feb 2013 11:47:04 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=22803 Afghan Actor Plays Key Role in Hrithik Roshan’s Krrish 3
For the first time an Afghan actor, Sameer Ali Khan is going to play a key role in Hrithik Roshan’s forthcoming film Krrish 3 which is apparently all about special effects. It is said that director Rakesh Roshan has given complete eight month’s time only to VFX, just to give their viewers a never seen Read the full article...]]>
Afghan Actor Plays Key Role in Hrithik Roshan’s Krrish 3

For the first time an Afghan actor, Sameer Ali Khan is going to play a key role in Hrithik Roshan’s forthcoming film Krrish 3 which is apparently all about special effects.

It is said that director Rakesh Roshan has given complete eight month’s time only to VFX, just to give their viewers a never seen before experience.

Afghan actor Sameer Ali Khan has been selected as an important character in Krrish 3 which is considered to be one of the most expensive movies of Bollywood after Hrithik Roshan and his father who is the director of the movie Rakesh Roshan paid a hefty price to get the work done and interestingly, the visual effects are being done by close buddy Shahrukh Khan’s company.

Sameer Ali Khan traveled to India in 2007 with an aim to find an opportunity to participate in Bollywood films. He graduated from Pune University as a political science student in 2010 and is an active athlete of Martial arts.

In an exclusive interview with Khaama Press (KP), Sameer Ali Khan explained the barriers and challenges he faced while struggling to have a vital role in Hrithik Roshan’s Krrish 3 film.

Khan said, “After continuous efforts and meeting with various Bollywood directors and by the grace of almighty Allah I got a big chance to play a villain role which is important and one of the important role of the movie.”

He also added, “I am very thankful to Rakesh Roshan, the team and especially to Hrithik Roshan who has been a good friend and encouraged me in my role. It was a great experience doing my first movie under the direction of Rakesh Roshan.”

Krrish 3 is an upcoming superhero science fiction Indian film that will be produced and directed by Rakesh Roshan. The story of the film is based on Koi… Mil Gaya and Krrish 2 that will continue the story of Rohit Mehra and his superhero son Krrish.

This will be the third movie of Krrish film series while the two earlier films have already received blockbuster status at the box office. Krrish 3 is expected to be released during Diwali 2013 along with its 3D format.

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The controversial Salman Khan faces homicide trial http://www.khaama.com/the-controversial-salman-khan-faces-homicide-trial-1318 http://www.khaama.com/the-controversial-salman-khan-faces-homicide-trial-1318#comments Sat, 02 Feb 2013 05:51:29 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=22785 The controversial Salman Khan faces homicide trial
The Indian film star Salman Khan will be tried for homicide over his alleged involvement in a fatal road accident more than 10 years ago, according to his attorney. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison. In view of the graver charges against him, the actor would be required to appear before Read the full article...]]>
The controversial Salman Khan faces homicide trial

The Indian film star Salman Khan will be tried for homicide over his alleged involvement in a fatal road accident more than 10 years ago, according to his attorney. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison.

In view of the graver charges against him, the actor would be required to appear before the sessions court where the trial is expected to start March 11.

Khan initially faced negligence charges, which carries a lighter sentence of two years, but government prosecutors successfully asked the court to upgrade the case to homicide.

One man was killed and another three were injured when Khan allegedly rammed his car into a group of homeless people sleeping on a Bombay sidewalk in September 2002.

Khan is one of Bollywood’s biggest stars and has starred in more than 80 Hindi films, he is often known as the ‘bad boy’ of Bollywood. He has been a controversial figure since he first broke into Bollywood in the late 1980s.

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Amitabh Bachchan disclose hidden talent, can fly planes http://www.khaama.com/amitabh-bachchan-disclose-hidden-talent-can-fly-planes-1313 http://www.khaama.com/amitabh-bachchan-disclose-hidden-talent-can-fly-planes-1313#comments Thu, 31 Jan 2013 07:24:16 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=22753 Amitabh Bachchan disclose hidden talent, can fly planes
Amitabh Bachchan who is known for his acting and is Indias one of the inimitable actor surprised his fans with his additional talents after he disclosed that he can fly planes. Not known by many Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan dislosed his hidden talent during the the grand finale of “India’s Prime Icon”. The 70-year-old actor Read the full article...]]>
Amitabh Bachchan disclose hidden talent, can fly planes

Amitabh Bachchan who is known for his acting and is Indias one of the inimitable actor surprised his fans with his additional talents after he disclosed that he can fly planes.

Not known by many Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan dislosed his hidden talent during the the grand finale of “India’s Prime Icon”.

The 70-year-old actor also revealed that at one point in his life he had wished to join the Air Force.

He also spoke about the heights he hoped to reach, which today seem as a fairly low goal when compared to the status he has achieved.

Quoted by local media agencies Amitabh Bachchan said, “Yes I did take up flying. And if there ever is an emergency and you are in the aircraft, I may be able to land that plane.”

The legendary actor showing off his humorous side quickly added that he did take up flying “provided it’s a glider”.

Amitabh was chosen as the winner of “India’s Prime Icon”. The episode of the show airs Friday on Big CBS Prime, , India TV News reported.

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Shahrukh Khan slam Pakistan over his security concerns http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-slam-pakistan-over-his-security-concerns-2156 http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-slam-pakistan-over-his-security-concerns-2156#comments Tue, 29 Jan 2013 17:01:44 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=22705 Shahrukh Khan slam Pakistan over his security concerns
After Pakistan’s demand for Shah Rukh Khan’s security sparked a public outcry in India, the Bollywood actor finally broke his silence on Tuesday, The Daily Bhaskar reported. The actor slammed Islamabad’s concern over his security in India and advised that they should read the article first before giving suggestions. The Indian superstar, at a press Read the full article...]]>
Shahrukh Khan slam Pakistan over his security concerns

After Pakistan’s demand for Shah Rukh Khan’s security sparked a public outcry in India, the Bollywood actor finally broke his silence on Tuesday, The Daily Bhaskar reported.

The actor slammed Islamabad’s concern over his security in India and advised that they should read the article first before giving suggestions.

The Indian superstar, at a press conference, said that he is proud to be an Indian citizen and his article has nothing to do with the ongoing Indo-Pak issue. He revealed that his article titled ‘Being a Khan’ was being misquoted.

“I implore you all that please read the article. Nowhere does it say that I feel unsafe in my country,” he said. “I wrote this article to state how Muslim artists are sometimes troubled by narrow-minded people. But the same thing seems to have happened again,” he said at a press conference in Mumbai.

“There have been occasions when I have been accused of bearing allegiance to our neighbouring nation rather than my own country – this even though I am an Indian, whose father fought for the freedom of India. Rallies have been held where leaders have exhorted me to leave and return what they refer to my original homeland,” he added.

Shahrukh Khan is one of the most famous men in India. As a Bollywood actor, he has starred in seventy-five films, and is known in the media as “The King of Bollywood.”

This comes as Shahrukh Khan recently penned an article in Outlook Turning Points, entitled Being A Khan: Being A Muslim In The Post 9/11 World, that caused controversy in both India and Pakistan. The outcry following the publication, and more importantly, quotes from the piece, caused many, including the Interior Minister of Pakistan – Rehman Malik, to call for greater security for the actor.

Interior Minister Rehman Malik requested that the Indian police force and government do more to protect Shahrukh Khan. The return from Indian politicians and the media was strong worded, Indian Home Secretary RK Singh said “We are capable of looking after our own citizens, let him worry about the security of his country’s citizens.”

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Pakistani minister demands security for Shahrukh Khan http://www.khaama.com/pakistani-minister-demands-security-for-shahrukh-khan-1303 http://www.khaama.com/pakistani-minister-demands-security-for-shahrukh-khan-1303#comments Tue, 29 Jan 2013 06:54:57 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=22686 Pakistani minister demands security for Shahrukh Khan
Interior Minister of Pakistan Rehman Malik has reportedly run into a controversy for his comments regarding Indian film star Shahrukh Khan. This comes as Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan wrote a first-person account of what it means to be a Muslim post 9/11. The actor wrote, “I sometimes become the inadvertent object of political leaders who Read the full article...]]>
Pakistani minister demands security for Shahrukh Khan

Interior Minister of Pakistan Rehman Malik has reportedly run into a controversy for his comments regarding Indian film star Shahrukh Khan.

This comes as Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan wrote a first-person account of what it means to be a Muslim post 9/11.

The actor wrote, “I sometimes become the inadvertent object of political leaders who choose to make me a symbol of all that they think is wrong and unpatriotic about Muslims in India. There have been occasions when I have been accused of bearing allegiance to our neighboring nation than my own country — this even though I am an Indian whose father fought for the freedom of India. Rallies have been held where leaders have exhorted me to leave my home and return to what they refer to as my original homeland.”

Rehman Malik quoted by Indian Express said, “He (Shah Rukh) is born Indian and he would like to remain Indian, but I will request the government of India (to) please provide him security. I would like to request all Indian brothers and sisters and all those who are talking in a negative way about Shahrukh, they should know he is a movie star.”

Noting that Shah Rukh is loved by the people of Pakistan and India, Malik said: “I am sure all those who are talking against him or are trying to threaten him, they will withdraw their threat with this hope that the stars are loved, the stars provide love and they are like a symbol of unity”.

This comes as Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief and founder of terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, Hafiz Mohammed Saeed earlier had invited Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan to Pakistan if he felt insecure in India.

“If Shah Rukh Khan does not feel safe in India, he can come to Pakistan. I will welcome him. I will help him with his stay here,” Saeed said in an interview with a Pakistani television channel.

“Shah Rukh will be respected in Pakistan. If he feels insecure our doors are open,” he added.

The JuD chief’s invitation comes in response to Shah Rukh Khan’s recent statements about life as a Muslim in India.

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Amitabh Bachchan’s Holy Quran row dismissed by court http://www.khaama.com/amitabh-bachchans-holy-quran-row-dismissed-by-court-1299 http://www.khaama.com/amitabh-bachchans-holy-quran-row-dismissed-by-court-1299#comments Mon, 28 Jan 2013 08:58:00 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=22669 Amitabh Bachchan’s Holy Quran row dismissed by court
The Allahabad High Court today dismissed a petition, which had accused Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan of having made a “derogatory” remark “with malicious intention” about the Holy Quran in a more than a year-old episode of game show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’, The Indian Express reported. The petition filed by Jhansi resident Mudassir Ullah Khan, who Read the full article...]]>
Amitabh Bachchan’s Holy Quran row dismissed by court

The Allahabad High Court today dismissed a petition, which had accused Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan of having made a “derogatory” remark “with malicious intention” about the Holy Quran in a more than a year-old episode of game show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’, The Indian Express reported.

The petition filed by Jhansi resident Mudassir Ullah Khan, who had taken exception to the use of the phrase “racha gaya” (composed) in the context of the Holy Quran by Bachchan in the episode aired on 28 September, 2011 was dismissed by Justice Manoj Misra.

In the meantime local medias on Monday also reported that the Allahabad High Court today dismissed the petition.

According to Mudassir Ullah Khan who filed the petition, he Holy Quran was “neither written nor created by anybody, rather it came into existence/revealed by Allah (God) Himself” and hence the use of the phrase racha gaya was tantamount to “a serious offence” as Bachchan was a “popular figure” and “words used by him affects all communities”.

But Mudassir’s contention was disagreed by Justice Misra and said, “To say racha gaya does not necessarily imply that the Quran was written by some person.”

“The phrase can also imply that the Holy Book was composed by Allah Himself, which is another way of saying that it is a revealed scripture”, he said.

Mudassir Ullah Khan through the petition also challenged orders of Chief Judicial Magistrate and District and Sessions Judge of Jhansi whereby his pleas for directing the police to register an FIR under sections of Indian Penal Code dealing with hurt caused to religious sentiments were turned down.

He criticized that Chief Judicial Magistrate had dismissed his complaint “illegally and without application of mind”, the District Judge turned down his subsequent criminal revision terming it as “frivolous and vexatious”.

Mudassir also objected that neither any “school, institution or the Mohammadan community” nor was there any fatwa issued against Mr Bachchan.

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Hafiz Saeed welcomes Shahrukh Khan to Pakistan http://www.khaama.com/hafiz-saeed-welcomes-shahrukh-khan-to-pakistan-2153 http://www.khaama.com/hafiz-saeed-welcomes-shahrukh-khan-to-pakistan-2153#comments Sun, 27 Jan 2013 17:58:30 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=22647 Hafiz Saeed welcomes Shahrukh Khan to Pakistan
Jamat-ud-Da’wah (JuD) chief and Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Mohammed Saeed has recently expressed support for the Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan and has welcomed him to Pakistan following his comments for being a Khan and the approach towards the Muslim after 9/11 terror attack. Hafiz quoted by Pakistan’s Express Tribune in regards to his statements on Read the full article...]]>
Hafiz Saeed welcomes Shahrukh Khan to Pakistan

Jamat-ud-Da’wah (JuD) chief and Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Mohammed Saeed has recently expressed support for the Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan and has welcomed him to Pakistan following his comments for being a Khan and the approach towards the Muslim after 9/11 terror attack.

Hafiz quoted by Pakistan’s Express Tribune in regards to his statements on being a Muslim in India said, “Shahrukh Khan will be welcome here.”

In an article to Outlook Turning Points magazine, published in association with The New York Times newspaper titled “Being a Khan”, Shah Rukh Khan said recently, “I sometimes become the inadvertent object of political leaders who choose to make me a symbol of all that they think is wrong and unpatriotic about Muslims in India.

There have been occasions when I have been accused of bearing allegiance to our neighbouring nation rather than my own country – this even though I am an Indian, whose father fought for the freedom of India. Rallies have been held where leaders have exhorted me to leave and return what they refer to my original homeland.”

Taliking to a private Pakistani news channel, Express News, Hafiz said that if Khan felt unsafe in his country I would not only welcome him but also support him for his settlement in Pakistan.

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Bollywood actor Bobby Deol turns 46 year old http://www.khaama.com/bollywood-actor-bobby-deol-turns-46-year-old-1292 http://www.khaama.com/bollywood-actor-bobby-deol-turns-46-year-old-1292#comments Sun, 27 Jan 2013 06:04:40 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=22606 Bollywood actor Bobby Deol turns 46 year old
Bollywood actor Bobby Deol who started his film career with the ‘Gupt: The Hidden Truth’ is celebrating his 46th birthday today. Deol, whose original name is Vijay Singh Deol, hails from a family of stars and was born in the Punjabi Jat family to actor Dharmendra and Prakash Kaur, News Track India reported. His older Read the full article...]]>
Bollywood actor Bobby Deol turns 46 year old

Bollywood actor Bobby Deol who started his film career with the ‘Gupt: The Hidden Truth’ is celebrating his 46th birthday today.

Deol, whose original name is Vijay Singh Deol, hails from a family of stars and was born in the Punjabi Jat family to actor Dharmendra and Prakash Kaur, News Track India reported.

His older brother is another Bollywood mega-star, Sunny Deol. Deol began his career as a child artiste in the movie Dharam Veer (1977), playing a young Dharmendra.

He made his on-screen debut in the romantic film Barsaat (1995), produced by his father Dharmendra and co-starring Twinkle Khanna. For his role in this film, he was awarded Best Debut as Discovery of the Year at the Filmfare Awards, however, he could not come to the function since he was hospitalized at the time.

Deol, did a series of films later in which he had his signature look with his long hairlocks but got real recognition through his 2002 film ‘Humraaz’.

The ‘Badal’ star, who is also a sports lover, has recently joined the ‘Mumbai Heroes Cricket’ team owned by actor Sohail Khan.

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Shahrukh Khan reveals agony for ‘Being a Khan’ http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-reveals-agony-for-being-a-khan-1289 http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-reveals-agony-for-being-a-khan-1289#comments Sat, 26 Jan 2013 11:19:05 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=22585 Shahrukh Khan reveals agony for ‘Being a Khan’
Perhaps in one of his most candid confession, Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan has revealed what does it mean to be a Muslim in the post-9/11 world. In an article to Outlook Turning Points magazine, published in association with The New York Times newspaper titled “Being a Khan”,  SRK said that many politicians asked him to go back to his Read the full article...]]>
Shahrukh Khan reveals agony for ‘Being a Khan’

Perhaps in one of his most candid confession, Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan has revealed what does it mean to be a Muslim in the post-9/11 world.

In an article to Outlook Turning Points magazine, published in association with The New York Times newspaper titled “Being a Khan”,  SRK said that many politicians asked him to go back to his native homeland: Pakistan, after 9/11 incident.

“I sometimes become the inadvertent object of political leaders who choose to make me a symbol of all that they think is wrong and unpatriotic about Muslims in India”.

“There have been occasions when I have been accused of bearing allegiance to our neighbouring nation (Pakistan) rather than my own country – this even though I am an Indian, whose father fought for the freedom of India. Rallies have been held where leaders have exhorted me to leave and return what they refer to my ‘original’ homeland.”

“I gave my son and daughter names that could pass for generic (pan-India and pan-religious) ones – Aryan and Suhana,” Shahrukh Khan said.

“The Khan has been bequeathed by me so they can’t really escape it.”

Shahruk Khan also added that he pronounced names of his children with his epiglottis when asked by Muslims and throw the Aryan as evidence of their race when non-Muslims enquired.

“I imagine this will prevent my offspring from receiving unwarranted eviction orders or random fatwas in the future,” said Khan

SRK also said that he became so sick of being mistaken for some crazed terrorist, “who co-incidentally carries the same name as mine that I made a film subtly titiled ‘My Name is Khan’ (and I am not a terrorist) to prove a point.”

Ironically, I was interrogated at the airport for hours about my last name when I was going to promote the film in America for the first time.

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Veteran Indian actor Dilip Kumar dragged to court by brothers http://www.khaama.com/veteran-indian-actor-dilip-kumar-dragged-to-court-by-brothers http://www.khaama.com/veteran-indian-actor-dilip-kumar-dragged-to-court-by-brothers#comments Sat, 26 Jan 2013 05:42:11 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=22570 Veteran Indian actor Dilip Kumar dragged to court by brothers
India’s veteran film star, the 90-year-old Dilip Kumar has reportedly been dragged to court following a legal complaint filed by his two brothers over their Pali Hill bungalow in Mumbai. The two brothers, 77-year-old Ehsan Khan and 75-year-old Aslam Khan, accused Dilip Kumar of duping them breaking a promise to provide an apartment to each Read the full article...]]>
Veteran Indian actor Dilip Kumar dragged to court by brothers

India’s veteran film star, the 90-year-old Dilip Kumar has reportedly been dragged to court following a legal complaint filed by his two brothers over their Pali Hill bungalow in Mumbai.

The two brothers, 77-year-old Ehsan Khan and 75-year-old Aslam Khan, accused Dilip Kumar of duping them breaking a promise to provide an apartment to each once the property was redeveloped at Pali Hill, a posh area in Mumbai, One India entertainment reported.

The two brothers of the veteran Indian actor also alleged that they were not paid the monthly maintenance, i.e. Rs 60,000, which they were promised while moving out of the bungalow in 2006.

Quoted in an interview with a daily the two brothers of Dilip Kumar said, “In less than a week, we will have nowhere to go. We also have no money left.”

Saira Banu Dilip Kumar’s wife in reply to the allegations however said, “We are entitled to our privacy which others must also respect. We have a lot to say in reply, but do not want to.”

In the meantime Dilip Kumar’s brothers further asserted, “We are only asking for our share and nothing more. We don’t want to fight, we just want justice.”

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Shahrukh Khan high earnings tops Forbes India Celebrity list http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-high-earnings-tops-forbes-india-celebrity-list-2145 http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-high-earnings-tops-forbes-india-celebrity-list-2145#comments Fri, 25 Jan 2013 05:23:56 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=22547 Shahrukh Khan high earnings tops Forbes India Celebrity list
Indian actor Shahrukh Khan has topped the inaugural Forbes India Celebrity 100 list after his earnings between October 2011 and September 2012 amounted to Rs.202.8 crore, India Today reported. Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni follows superstar Shahrukh Khan in the list of India’s biggest entertainers and are on the second and Read the full article...]]>
Shahrukh Khan high earnings tops Forbes India Celebrity list

Indian actor Shahrukh Khan has topped the inaugural Forbes India Celebrity 100 list after his earnings between October 2011 and September 2012 amounted to Rs.202.8 crore, India Today reported.

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni follows superstar Shahrukh Khan in the list of India’s biggest entertainers and are on the second and third spot.

Thr ranking also incudes Akshay Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar, Kareena Kapoor, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli and Katrina Kaif and are among the top 10.

According to the official website of Forbes, King Khan occupies the top spot courtesy his earning power despite both Salman and Dhoni are ahead of Shah Rukh in terms of popularity and fame.

Shahrukh Khan’s earning power mainly comes from riding on massive income from brand endorsements, according to the website which estimates that Shahrukh Khan who also features on the magazine’s cover, earned Rs.202.8 crore, compared to Salman’s Rs.144.2 crore and Dhoni’s Rs.135.16 crore in the said period.

The source also added that The Forbes India’s special edition “decodes what lies behind the success of India’s biggest creative entrepreneurs across eight categories: film actors, directors, sport stars, TV personalities, singers/musicians, authors, models and comedians.”

The list was arrived at after a rigorous data collection process that considered the celebrities’ income (from the business of entertainment) and fame (as measured by media mentions, online presence and social media followers) in a definite time period, according to India Today.

Dhoni, captain of the Indian cricket team, is the top sportsperson, while Oscar-winning composer A.R.Rahman leads the pack of singers/musicians and is the only representative of the category in the top 20.

Malaika Arora Khan is the leading TV personality, and Karan Johar is the most powerful director. Author Chetan Bhagat, comedian Vir Das and model Esha Gupta topped their respective categories.

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Shahrukh Khan & Katrina recognized Times Celebex top rankers http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-katrina-recognized-times-celebex-top-rankers-2135 http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-katrina-recognized-times-celebex-top-rankers-2135#comments Thu, 24 Jan 2013 05:31:03 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=22507 Shahrukh Khan & Katrina recognized Times Celebex top rankers
Times Celebex India’s first and most definitive and scientific ranking system for Bollywood actors announced the top 50 rankers for the months of September, October and November 2012, Times of India (TOI) reported. Change is the only constant and Bollywood is its classic example. It’s a world where destinies change every Friday, where meteoric rises Read the full article...]]>
Shahrukh Khan & Katrina recognized Times Celebex top rankers

Times Celebex India’s first and most definitive and scientific ranking system for Bollywood actors announced the top 50 rankers for the months of September, October and November 2012, Times of India (TOI) reported.

Change is the only constant and Bollywood is its classic example. It’s a world where destinies change every Friday, where meteoric rises and sharp dips are occupational hazards. In such a world, assessing star ratings is no easy task.

According to the Times Celebex Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif have got the top ranks in November while salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor were winners in September with the highest scores.

Times Celebex is a scientific and robust ranking system based on data collected from 200+ publications and 250+ TV channels, making it the first ever ranking system for Bollywood. The next rating for the month of December will be announced soon. Thereafter, Times Celebex will be a monthly rating, announced on the subsequent first of every month.

Among the male Times Celebex Rankes Shahrukh Khan gained the highet PR score for November because of his screen chemistry with co-stars Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma, for his movie Jab Tak Hai Jaan that grossed over 100 core giving him a high box office score.

He also became the second highest searched actor on the net with 78 lakh searches in November, and more than 64 lakh social media fans. His 20 brand endorsements also took him to the top slot, according to Times of India.

While among the female Times Celebex Rankers the stunning Katrina Kaif joined her co-star SRK at the top spot with Jab Tak Hai Jaan grossing 100 crore plust at the box office.

According to Times of India Katrina was also the highest scorer in popularity polls and became the second most searched Indian actress on the internet with 1.7 crore searches and 9.2 lakh social media fans. Thanks to the news of her sister Isabella’s Bollywood debut, Nargis Fakhri’s comments about her and also her 12 brand endorsements, she clinched the numero uno position.

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Salman Khan signs 500 crore deal with a TV network http://www.khaama.com/salman-khan-signs-500-crore-deal-with-a-tv-network-1279 http://www.khaama.com/salman-khan-signs-500-crore-deal-with-a-tv-network-1279#comments Wed, 23 Jan 2013 05:56:12 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=22467 Salman Khan signs 500 crore deal with a TV network
Post 2009 blockbuster “Wanted”, the 47-year-old’s career is going from strength to strength. In the last five years, he has churned out a string of successful films – “Ready”, “Dabangg”, “Bodyguard”, “Ek Tha Tiger” and “Dabangg 2″ – all these films earned over Rs.100 crore at the box office. Salman Khan has signed the biggest-ever Read the full article...]]>
Salman Khan signs 500 crore deal with a TV network

Post 2009 blockbuster “Wanted”, the 47-year-old’s career is going from strength to strength. In the last five years, he has churned out a string of successful films – “Ready”, “Dabangg”, “Bodyguard”, “Ek Tha Tiger” and “Dabangg 2″ – all these films earned over Rs.100 crore at the box office.

Salman Khan has signed the biggest-ever deal for a Bollywood star by inking a settlement worth Rs.450-500 crore with Star India Network.

The deal signed earlier this week is valid for five years. It gives the channel exclusive satellite rights to broadcast all films featuring Salman Khan that are released from January 2013 to December 2017, India Today reported.

Hemal Jhaveri, general manager at Star Gold, told the reporters, “Yes, we have signed a pact with Salman Khan and whoever asks me why Salman, I would only say why not Salman Khan? His recent box-office releases have been outstanding and his film, which has been premiered on TV, is exceptional.”

“This is first of its kind contract signed by any actor in Indian showbiz. All the films starring Salman Khan will be premiered exclusively on Star channel,” Hemal Jhaveri, executive vice-president and general manager, Star Gold and Movies OK said.

According to the deal, the channel would own exclusive TV broadcast rights of Salman’s all new films.

Salman, who is right now having some health issues and is likely to fly to the US for treatment, has handful of films in his kitty – “Kick”, “No Entry Mein Entry” and Sooraj Barjatya’s next untitled film among others. He will start shooting for them soon.

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Shahrukh Khan backs sports as profession http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-backs-sports-as-profession-2118 http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-backs-sports-as-profession-2118#comments Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:01:01 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=22331 Shahrukh Khan backs sports as profession
Demonstrating true sportsman’s spirit and enthusiasm, superstar Shahrukh Khan backs sports as a profession. He may be a Bollywood actor but he regards sports as much as acting. And proving that Shahrukh Khan has come forward to back sports as profession. Owner of Kolkata Knight Riders Indian Premier League (IPL) team added: “I am a Read the full article...]]>
Shahrukh Khan backs sports as profession

Demonstrating true sportsman’s spirit and enthusiasm, superstar Shahrukh Khan backs sports as a profession.

He may be a Bollywood actor but he regards sports as much as acting. And proving that Shahrukh Khan has come forward to back sports as profession.

Owner of Kolkata Knight Riders Indian Premier League (IPL) team added: “I am a big speaker of sports as a commercial success. Parents should know that it can be a salary job. Your kids will be proud of you.”

A sports lover, the 47-year-old is willing to support every sport in the country.

“Indian Parents would always be wary of sports as a vocation. I don’t see why they should not be…,” said the ‘Chak De’ fame actor during a university cricket championship inauguration.

He added, “Parents will have to see that there is an opportunity for a job here.”

In the meantime the actor, who is associated with the hit sports-themed movie “Chak De! India”, a film that put the women’s hockey under spotlight, feels the condition of women sports hasn’t changed much.

His comments came during a session launched by NDTV, a revolutionary concept to revive university cricket in India – Toyota University Cricket Championship. Eight teams from four zones will play in a T20 format for the title of being the best cricket university. The aim is also to find the next champions of the sport. With Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan as the enthusiastic face of the tournament, this initiative aims to promote grass-root skills.

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Kareena Kapoor is not a vegetarian anymore http://www.khaama.com/kareena-kapoor-is-not-a-vegetarian-anymore-1257 http://www.khaama.com/kareena-kapoor-is-not-a-vegetarian-anymore-1257#comments Thu, 17 Jan 2013 06:57:28 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=22314 Kareena Kapoor is not a vegetarian anymore
It looks like actress Kareena Kapoor is getting back to her old food habits. Bebo, who had reportedly turned a disciplined vegetarian while dating Shahid Kapoor, has now become a fishetarian. This was revealed in a telly interview by her mother-in-law Sharmila Tagore when asked about Bebo’s food habits. It is a known fact that Read the full article...]]>
Kareena Kapoor is not a vegetarian anymore

It looks like actress Kareena Kapoor is getting back to her old food habits. Bebo, who had reportedly turned a disciplined vegetarian while dating Shahid Kapoor, has now become a fishetarian.

This was revealed in a telly interview by her mother-in-law Sharmila Tagore when asked about Bebo’s food habits.

It is a known fact that vegetarianism helped Kareena’s size zero look in Tashan and reportedly, she stuck to it as a lifelong choice. But things changed for Bebo after her marriage with Saif Ali Khan.

Bebo preferred to stick to greens when she was seeing Shahid Kapoor, who is a vegetarian. He had influenced her to go vegetarian that her family had found odd, considering that the Kapoors swear by tandoori chicken. In fact, her father Randhir Kapoor was shell-shocked to learn that Bebo had turned vegetarian for spiritual reasons.

Saif’s family prefers non-vegetarian food over veggie, hence, it was quite difficult for Sharmila to cook veg items. But now, it looks like keeping in mind about her in-laws’ food habits, Bebo is slowly getting back to fish and meat.

Bollywood stars Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor tied the knot earlier in October last year, in a low-key ceremony in Mumbai after a courtship of five years.

The couple were married by a registrar in the presence of family and friends at their house, followed by a formal reception at the Taj Colaba hotel in the evening. This was the second wedding for Khan, who was previously married to actress Amrita Singh and has two children with her. This is Kapoor’s first marriage.

Khan is the son of former Indian cricket captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore, a former actress. Kapoor is the granddaughter of actor and filmmaker Raj Kapoor and niece of actor Rishi Kapoor. Both her parents and older sister have also been in the film industry.

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Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor romance brewing http://www.khaama.com/katrina-kaif-and-ranbir-kapoor-romance-brewing-1249 http://www.khaama.com/katrina-kaif-and-ranbir-kapoor-romance-brewing-1249#comments Wed, 16 Jan 2013 07:27:13 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=22248 Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor romance brewing
Despite the two Bollywood actors Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif have not spoken regarding their alleged relations however rumors suggest that romance has been brewing between the two stars. They were spotted at a number of parties together and were rumoured to be in a relationship then. But the two good looking people from Bollywood Read the full article...]]>
Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor romance brewing

Despite the two Bollywood actors Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif have not spoken regarding their alleged relations however rumors suggest that romance has been brewing between the two stars.

They were spotted at a number of parties together and were rumoured to be in a relationship then. But the two good looking people from Bollywood quashed all news of being in love and categorically gave the “we are just friends” answer.

Katrina met Ranbir on the set of ‘Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahini’ and since then both are together. Though very often the couple are spotted together spending quality time, they never came open about their relationship.

They secretly celebrated New Year in New York. Katrina cut short her family vacation in London and flew to New York to give company to her beau Ranbir. They both loitered on the street of New York, checked in at the same hotel and went for a movie together.

“Katrina was shooting from 3 am to 8 am and Ranbir was around too. He was just there to spend time with her. Probably that’s why he stayed around till she finished her work. In fact, it was kind of funny because everyone noticed that he was there just to be with her and not because he had any work going on at the time,” a daily quoted a source as saying.

And the two left the venue together.

But before the duo dated one another, they were seriously involved with some other. Ranbir dated Deepika Padukone and broke-up after two years and Katrina was also romantically linked with Salman Khan.

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Shahrukh Khan condemn barbaric killing of Indian troops http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-condemn-barbaric-killing-of-indian-troops-1236 http://www.khaama.com/shahrukh-khan-condemn-barbaric-killing-of-indian-troops-1236#comments Sat, 12 Jan 2013 06:29:43 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=22161 Shahrukh Khan condemn barbaric killing of Indian troops
Indian actor Shahrukh Khan condemned the barbaric killing of two Indian soldiers by Pakistani troops at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashir and said the government should take a hard stand. SRK quoted by CNN IBN Live said, “Things like country, politics, sports, war, border should be kept different… (he recalled that his Read the full article...]]>
Shahrukh Khan condemn barbaric killing of Indian troops

Indian actor Shahrukh Khan condemned the barbaric killing of two Indian soldiers by Pakistani troops at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashir and said the government should take a hard stand.

SRK quoted by CNN IBN Live said, “Things like country, politics, sports, war, border should be kept different… (he recalled that his earlier remarks on sports had raised a controversy) In a country so volatile, where the youth demand a hard stand… which is a good thing in a democracy. I don’t want to participate in anything of which we both don’t have knowledge. I think you and I should be looking at methods to end this strife at the border.”

“I have been watching TV, where people are saying ‘haan sabak sikha denge’ (let’s teach them a lesson). That is completely wrong. It is sad, soldiers should not die for unnecessary reasons. We should take a hard stand. We should be very clear and whoever does wrong, should have to account for it and be put to the test. As an Indian, I am deeply saddened,” Khan said.

Tension between India and Pakistan has escalated in Kashmir since January 6 when a Pakistani soldier was killed allegedly by Indian troops.

Two days later, two Indian soldiers were killed and beheaded near the LoC. Indian officials blamed Pakistani troops for the horror.

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Salman Khan visits US for twin neurological problems treatment http://www.khaama.com/salman-khan-visit-us-for-twin-neurological-problems-treatment-2100 http://www.khaama.com/salman-khan-visit-us-for-twin-neurological-problems-treatment-2100#comments Fri, 11 Jan 2013 11:34:06 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=22149 Salman Khan visits US for twin neurological problems treatment
Bollywood star Salman Khan is due to visit US in the near future for a health examination. He underwent an operation last year for his twin neurological problems. Salman Khan was flown to US after he complained of a mild pain in jaw during the shoot of Kabir Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger film in Curba. Read the full article...]]>
Salman Khan visits US for twin neurological problems treatment

Bollywood star Salman Khan is due to visit US in the near future for a health examination. He underwent an operation last year for his twin neurological problems.

Salman Khan was flown to US after he complained of a mild pain in jaw during the shoot of Kabir Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger film in Curba. He received a special treatment for twin neurological problems in his brain, trigeminal neuralgia and aneurysm.

The superstar had confessed of screaming in pain and he underwent intense medicinal therapy for several years and the members of his family is a little worried about his health condition.

His aneurysm – an arteriovenous malformation that seems to have ballooned into an aneurysm – was left untouched despite the initial plan to surgically remove it. “The aneurysm is still there and it cannot be operated or removed due to its location (near the spinal cord). The size is about 3.3 mm,” Sallu informed during an interview, adding that he’s doing a health follow-up soon.

However the doctors are saying that there is no cause for major worry. He will undergo two surgeries within four days and miss action in Mumbai for almost a month.

Trigeminal neuralgia, which is characterized by intense pain across the face, even during the most benign act of biting into a sandwich, is not uncommon.

Salman will visit the American doctors for the usual check-up on January 22. The filmmakers’ most favourite actor is expected to begin shooting for brother Sohail Khan’s (tentatively titled) Mental soon.

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Aishwarya Rai uncovers Filmfare’s gold-plated trophy http://www.khaama.com/aishwarya-rai-uncovers-filmfares-gold-plated-trophy-1234 http://www.khaama.com/aishwarya-rai-uncovers-filmfares-gold-plated-trophy-1234#comments Thu, 10 Jan 2013 07:14:45 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=22132 Aishwarya Rai uncovers Filmfare’s gold-plated trophy
Filmfare has added a golden hue to its black lady in honour of the Indian film industry completing 100 years of existence. Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai uncovered the statue during a special ceremoy in Mumbai and later she was gifted the same. Aishwarya says it was an honour to receive the trophy without even being Read the full article...]]>
Aishwarya Rai uncovers Filmfare’s gold-plated trophy

Filmfare has added a golden hue to its black lady in honour of the Indian film industry completing 100 years of existence.

Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai uncovered the statue during a special ceremoy in Mumbai and later she was gifted the same.

Aishwarya says it was an honour to receive the trophy without even being nominated for the 58th Idea Filmfare Awards.

“I am feeling very special as this is going to be very different. For the first time, I don’t have any nominations because I didn’t have any releases last year because of the special reason of having Aaradhya,” the actress told reporters at the press conference here.

“Despite having no nominations, I am officially taking home the black lady (Filmfare trophy). I have had the privilege of being nominated throughout the career,” she added.

After almost 17 years in the glamour and film industry, the actress took a break from her busy schedule to give birth to her daughter Aaradhya, who turned one on November 16, 2012.

Aishwarya had received her first Filmfare award for her role of a Gujarati girl in ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’. The 39-year-old said that receiving that first award felt akin to holding an Oscar.

The 58th Idea Filmfare Awards 2012 ceremony will be held at YRF Studios, Andheri, on January 20. The nation’s leading popular film awards will observe its 60th anniversary in 2014.

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Sanjay Dutt worried over 1993 Mumbai blasts court verdict http://www.khaama.com/sanjay-dutt-worried-over-1993-mumbai-blasts-court-verdict-1229 http://www.khaama.com/sanjay-dutt-worried-over-1993-mumbai-blasts-court-verdict-1229#comments Wed, 09 Jan 2013 09:29:45 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=22112 Sanjay Dutt worried over 1993 Mumbai blasts court verdict
Indian Actor Sanjay Dutt is reportedly facing tough times recently as the dates to the final hearing of the court case regarding his alleged involvement in the 1993 Mumbai blasts approaches. Sanjay Dutt who was tried under the Arms ACt apparently visited Nanded’s divine shrine of Hajoor Saheb on 6th January 2013. The actor, who Read the full article...]]>
Sanjay Dutt worried over 1993 Mumbai blasts court verdict

Indian Actor Sanjay Dutt is reportedly facing tough times recently as the dates to the final hearing of the court case regarding his alleged involvement in the 1993 Mumbai blasts approaches.

Sanjay Dutt who was tried under the Arms ACt apparently visited Nanded’s divine shrine of Hajoor Saheb on 6th January 2013. The actor, who is worried about the Supreme Court verdict seems to find some peace in the spiritual journey.

A source close to Sanjay Dutt said, “Dutt, his family and friends are tensed as judgement day is coming closer.”

Incidentally Waahid, a journalist turned businessman initially refused to comment on the matter but later replied saying, “Working as a crime journalist for eight years, I have seen Sanjay in court. I have witnessed the sufferings he has gone through. I wait for the day when he will be a free man.”

Mr Dutt was arrested after the blasts in 1993 and spent 18 months in jail before being granted conditional bail. In 2007, he was convicted by a Special Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Act (TADA) court for illegally possessing a 9 mm pistol and an AK-56 rifle but was acquitted of more serious charges under the now defunct TADA law. The actor was sentenced to six years in jail. In August 2007, he moved the Supreme Court challenging his conviction, and sought bail. He was granted bail in November 2007.

Sanjay Dutt on Tuesday told Supreme Court that he had attended a dinner hosted by underworld don Dawood Ibrahim in Dubai before the 1993 blasts in Mumbai but denied any relationship with him.

The Mumbai blasts took place on March 12, 1993 and left 257 dead and 713 injured. 123 accused were tried by the CBI – 100 of them were convicted and the rest acquitted by the TADA court in Mumbai.

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Amitabh Bachchan receive court notice on ‘millionaire’ game show http://www.khaama.com/amitabh-bachchan-receive-court-notice-on-millionaire-game-show-1223 http://www.khaama.com/amitabh-bachchan-receive-court-notice-on-millionaire-game-show-1223#comments Tue, 08 Jan 2013 09:19:24 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=22089 Amitabh Bachchan receive court notice on ‘millionaire’ game show
The Supreme Court today issued a notice to megastar Amitabh Bachchan on a petition from the Income Tax department. The IT department says the megastar owes 1.66 crores in taxes for his show Kaun Banega Crorepati for the year 2002-03, NDTV reported. The apex court tagged the case to a similar matter already pending with Read the full article...]]>
Amitabh Bachchan receive court notice on ‘millionaire’ game show

The Supreme Court today issued a notice to megastar Amitabh Bachchan on a petition from the Income Tax department. The IT department says the megastar owes 1.66 crores in taxes for his show Kaun Banega Crorepati for the year 2002-03, NDTV reported.

The apex court tagged the case to a similar matter already pending with it raising substantial question of law.

Big B has been hosting the show for the fifth time since 2000. The only time it went on air without him at the helm was in the third season when Shah Rukh Khan hosted it.

As an anchor, Amitabh had been hosting KBC for the past four months. Among the 6 seasons of the game show, Amitabh has been the backbone and much adored anchor of the show. Only third season of KBC was hosted by Shahrukh Khan, when the show used to air on Star Plus.

In July 2012, the Bombay High Court had granted relief to Mr Bachchan by dismissing the appeal filed by the Income Tax Commissioner who reopened the actor’s assessment proceedings for 2002-03.

In their order, Justices M S Sanlecha and S F Vajifdar upheld an order of the Income Tax Tribunal which, on March 19, 2010, held that the assessment officer was not justified in starting proceedings under section 147 of IT Act against Mr Bachchan.

The Income Tax department had appealed in Supreme Court against the High Court order.

On October 13, 2002, Amitabh Bachchan had filed returns stating his income at Rs 14.99 crore for Assessment Year 2002-03. On March 31, 2003, he filed revised returns declaring his total income for the assessment year 2002-03 determining his income at Rs 8.11 crore. However, before the assessment could be completed, the actor, by a letter dated March 13, 2004, withdrew the revised returns.

Kaun Banega Crorepati — Who will become a Crorepati; popularly known as KBC is a television game show in India. It is based on the UK game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. KBC first aired in 2000 and was hosted by Amitabh Bachchan, his first appearance on Indian television. KBC initially offered contestants the chance to win up to one crore Rupees, but doubled this in 2001 to two crore Rupees, further adjusted from the fourth season to include a jackpot of 5 crore rupees. The show was well received from the very first season.

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Salman Khan deny issues with Shahrukh Khan http://www.khaama.com/salman-khan-deny-issues-with-shahrukh-khan-1210 http://www.khaama.com/salman-khan-deny-issues-with-shahrukh-khan-1210#comments Sun, 06 Jan 2013 06:28:07 +0000 http://www.khaama.com/?p=22023 Salman Khan deny issues with Shahrukh Khan
Indian actor Salman Khan denied reports over groupism in Bollywood film industry and said there was no fued between him and Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan. Salman Khan quoted by Business Standard said, “There is no groupism at all… I do my own work. I don’t think there is any groupism. I don’t follow anyone’s life. Read the full article...]]>
Salman Khan deny issues with Shahrukh Khan

Indian actor Salman Khan denied reports over groupism in Bollywood film industry and said there was no fued between him and Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan.

Salman Khan quoted by Business Standard said, “There is no groupism at all… I do my own work. I don’t think there is any groupism. I don’t follow anyone’s life.

“If anyone comes to talk or meet me, I will talk to them or meet them nicely. I don’t care who is whose friend and all. It doesn’t matter to me at all,” Salman said.

This comes as reports suggested chasm between the two Indian actors following a spat few years back and there are also reports regarding Karan Johar’s intention to work with Salman Khan.

Arjun Rampal who is reportedly going to be on Salman’s show ‘Bigg Boss’ brought the latest twist to the tale in the form of Shahrukh Khan loyalist. He praised Salman for his brilliant performance in ‘Ek Tha Tiger’.

However Salman Khan in response to queries if omeone who picks up fight with SRK becomes his friend or vice versa, Salman said, “I don’t think so it is that way at all”.

Regarding a rift between Shahrukh and Arjun, Salman said, “I am not even aware if there is any fight or whatever (between them). I don’t think so (that Arjun is closer to me). I just met him at Sanjay Diwan’s party. We just spoke for two minutes”.

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