8 items from 2015
The world's oldest museum dedicated to photography as well as housing one of the world's oldest film archives, The George Eastman Museum, has acquired five films directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, to add to their impressive collection of 28,000 titles from across the globe. Lagaan, which found its place among films like Caddyshack, Field of Dreams, Million Dollar Baby, Raging Bull, Rocky and other such classics in Time Magazine's list of 25 All-Time Best Sports Films, is one of the films in the Museum's recently acquired contemporary Indian cinema collection. Jodhaa Akbar, the epic romance which won awards at both the Golden Minbar International Film Festival and the Sao Paulo International Film Festival while also sweeping all the Indian film awards that year has also been added to the collection. Swades, a film that was critically acclaimed and went on to find immense appreciation internationally, has also been added to the Museum's collection »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
4. Those dimples! No explanation needed.
5. He makes us fall in love. Every. Single. Time!
6. He’s a family man. A quick glimpse at his social media »
- Chandni Suri
In Ashutosh Gowariker’s Swades, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan had played a talented engineer working for Nasa, who comes back to his hometown in India and ends up using his knowledge for the betterment of his village.
We have learned that Radhika Apte will be playing a similar character in upcoming film Kaun Kitne Paani Main, which also stars Kunal Kapoor. Talking about her character, Radhika said, “In the play, I play a girl from a small village, who goes to the city to study and comes back to her hometown because she wants to use her knowledge to help in the development of her village.” Needless to say, this reminded us of Khan’s Mohan Bhargava character from Swades.
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On August 15th, Mr. A.R. Rahman along with a host of special musical guests and singers returned to The O2 in London after five years in a very special show to perform his greatest hits. Check out our special report.
The Warm Up
A. R. Rahman. Live in concert. To say my expectations were high before the show would be a little bit of an understatement. I had heard rumours that hearing Rahman live should be on every music lovers bucket list, and it had been on mine for a while.
Having missed his performance at various arenas and having this opportunity land was a dream come true. A one night only concert and I wasn’t about to give it up….
I packed myself off to enjoy my first night out in 8 months, and what better way to spent it than in the company of a music maestro. Mr. »
- Rima Bhatia
23 years into the film industry without having any godfather rightly proves that impossible mean I M possible. That is exactly what Shah Rukh Khan has taught us. A commoner from Delhi to 'The King Khan' of Bollywood isn't a cake walk. He started of his journey on small screen playing the role of a commando in 'Fauji' (1988). Where hard work meets destiny his big screen debut came back in 1992. Rest as they say is History! So let's turn the pages and go on a roller coaster ride of The King Khan's 23 glorious years in Bollywood right from those romantic films to action packed blockbusters.
Since his big screen debut in Deewana he managed to make the audience his deewana. His debut film turned out to be the second highest grossing film in that year which gave his career a roaring start. Down the year between mid-1992 to 1993 he did 5 more films- Chamatkar, »
While perfectionist Aamir Khan's kitty never had a dearth of superhits or good films and he has always been meticulous in choosing his projects (which would reap him benefits unfailingly), to our surprise the superstar still missed out on few films that created new records in Indian Cinema. And, interestingly the films that he rejected were the career-defining roles of Bollywood Badshah, Shah Rukh Khan. Regardless of their hit/flop status, the films went on to sway audiences' hearts and Srk emerged as the 'King'. So, check out the movies that were Shah Rukh's gain but Aamir's loss!
Darr:Reportedly, the role of an obsessive lover that Srk played was initially offered to Aamir. However, as Aamir rejected it went to Srk and the film was a superhit.
As Bollywood's eternal romantic king Shah Rukh Khan is moving beyond his 'lover boy' image with the upcoming film Fan, we take a look at Srk's other movies when he dared to do something different besides spreading arms wide and wooing girls. Fan will be a treat with the actor playing a twin role. While one would be a reigning superstar, the other role would be a lookalike. According to the reports, Shah Rukh will be seen playing a fan of himself in the film. Take a look at his unconventional films
Swades: Srk played the role of an Nri, as a project manager at Nasa. Swades is not colorful unlike his other romantic sagas but hits you where your heart hurts the most; patriotic and root feelings of an individual with good intentions overcoming societal obstacle.
Chak De! India: King Khan essayed the role of a coach to »
A champion of social causes, actress-producer Dia Mirza, participated in the 2015 Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon recently. The actress was present to support Ronnie and Zarina Screwvala’s Swades Foundation for their ‘Rural is Cool’ initiative to raise funds for the sake of educational and sanitation facilities for residents of the country’s rural areas. It is a well known fact that the beauty has been associated with the marathon for the past two years and her enthusiasm was no less this time round.
Dia, who was also present at a conference for the Marathon recently, was beaming with pride during the event.
Seen in a Swades Foundation red jersey, the actress turned producer looked fit and was excited to participate in the Marathon. Dia added, “To witness the city pour onto the streets on an early Sunday morning each year, to support a cause, to run and pledge their support »
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8 items from 2015
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