5 items from 2011
Jackky Bhagnani brought in his birthday (25th December) on the terrace of Pooja House, with friends and family. Srk along with Prahlad Kakkar wee among the first to walk in. Srk had a party he was hosting at his place on Christmas eve, but was gracious enough to stop by for ten minutes - which extended to an hour at Jackky's to wish him. Many guests hopped between the two bashes. Family was very present with Vashu Bhagnani and wife Pooja, and also soon to be wed couples Honey and Dheeraj, Riteish and Genelia. Also present were Rohit Dhawan and Varun Dhawan, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Sanjay Gadhvi,Dia Mirza, Bipasha Basu, Ekta Kapur, Sajid Khan, Farah Ali Khan, Mushtaq Sheikh, Sharman Joshi, Shamita Shetty and Raj Kundra, Vishesh Bhatt, Chunky Pandey, Harman Baweja and a host of others. »
Ra.One has only been in theaters for about a week but already we hear that plans for a sequel to the hit film will soon be in the works! Writer of Ra.One, Mushtaq Sheikh confirmed the news to the Hindustani Times saying, “Without a doubt, a sequel is on its way.”
Apparently it was during the filming of Ra.One that they had the idea that a sequel could be made. “When we were just half-way through, we knew a film like this would demand a sequel.”
It seems by the time they came to the end it was a definite plan. Many people commented on the fact that the ending of the film left it open for another story to come. Sheik agrees saying, “The way we left it at the end shows how G.One has come back.”
In fact, ideas for part two have been discussed, “Shah Rukh believes in it. »
- Stacey Yount
Rumours were rife of a fallout between the two friends.
'Can you imagine, we're supposed to have fought over a legal problem that has cropped up over 'Ra.One'. If we go by rumours then Shah Rukh and I have fallen out any number of times in the past few years,' said Mushtaq, a former journalist who appears in the second-half of 'Ra.One' as a gun-toting goon.
?It is my chance to intimidate Shah Rukh, something I can never. »
- Abhijeet Sen
Bollywood's biggest star Shah Rukh Khan has been told he must pay a $200,000 (£125,686) court deposit to secure the release of his new superhero movie Ra.One.
The Indian actor is currently embroiled in a copyright battle over the action movie after scriptwriter Yash Patnaik accused Khan and his production firm of stealing a concept he created.
Khan is expected to hand over the deposit to ensure the film's release goes ahead next week (begs24Oct11), to coincide with the Diwali festival.
A court will then hear both sides of the argument at a future date.
Patnaik is demanding 10 per cent of the film's profits, alleging he developed the idea for an Indian superhero in 2006 and shared his plan with Ra.One scriptwriter Mushtaq Sheikh.
Ra.One has already made history as the most expensive Bollywood production to date. »
Hollywood big-shots Martin Scorsese and Paul Schrader will come on board for Indian superstar Shahrukh Khan’s next project “Xtreme City”, according to media reports. Paul Schrader said that they were in discussions, when DearCinema contacted him to confirm the news.
It is reported that Scorsese’s Sikelia Productions will co-produce “Xtreme City” with Khan’s Red Chillies. The film will be directed by Paul Schrader and will star Leonardo Di Caprio and Shahrukh Khan.
The deal is said to have worked out largely because of Mushtaq Sheikh who wrote Khan’s Ra.One. Sheikh and Schrader are also the co-writers of “Xtreme City”.
5 items from 2011
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