Feb 212018

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets Shah Rukh, Aamir at Mumbai bash; discusses how his country can be favourable spot for Hindi films’ shoot

Justin Trudeau with his family and Shah Rukh Khan
Justin Trudeau with his family and Shah Rukh Khan

A prominent room in Colaba’s The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel bustled with happy faces that had collected to meet Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday evening. Even though the gathering — that saw the presence of top business leaders too — was limited in its star power, the presence of Shah Rukh Khan was enough. The ever-so-charming Khan, we hear, was humbled by Trudeau’s warmth, as the two discussed how cinematic ties between the two countries could be improved.

Also read: Shah Rukh Khan meets Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and his family

A sherwani-clad Trudeau, accompanied by wife Sophie Gregoire and kids, Xavier James and Ella-Grace, was also greeted by Aamir Khan, Anupam Kher and Farhan Akhtar. A guest present at the bash tells mid-day, “Trudeau seemed curious about the Hindi film industry and had some knowledge about it. He conversed with SRK and Aamir, and enquired how Canada could become a favourable hub for shooting Bollywood films.”

Aamir Khan amd Justin Trudeau
Aamir Khan and Justin Trudeau

A lavish offering of food from across the globe — comprising sushi, pastas and risottos — supplemented a desi spread. But fitness-freak Trudeau and Sophia were apparently apprehensive of digging in. “His kids enjoyed the spread, especially the Indian desserts, with the rabdi being an instant hit. But, the PM and his wife were selective with what they tried.”

Model Alankrita Sahai, who was also present at the do, says, “I am glad that I met Trudeau. Having followed his campaigns since 2015, I was happy to notice that, in real life, he is exactly how he showcases himself to be.”

Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

Let’s block ads! (Why?)

Click for detailed story

Feb 152018

Shah-Rukh-KhanShah Rukh Khan lends his voice to Samaaj Scope’s effort to empower millions of rural women entrepreneurs from SEWA. The actor visited the SEWA centre in Ahmedabad last year & interacted with the artisan women to understand the business model and how it is creating systemic change in rural communities across the country.

Directed by Varun Lalwani, Produced By Samaaj Scope, the film also features an appearance by Zoa Morani and Padmini Kolhapure. The indomitable women of SEWA are quintessential examples that great products are backed by even greater stories.

Millions of rural women artisans own & run brand #HANSIBA and empower themselves through enterprise. A short film about the lives and livelihood of these incredibly talented & fiercely independent women, narrated by the inimitable Shah Rukh Khan.

On the work front, Shah Rukh Khan will be next seen in Aanand L Rai’s Zero featuring the actor as a dwarf for the first time. The film stars Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif. It is scheduled for Christmas 2018 weekend.

Click for detailed story

Feb 112018

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan is undoubtedly one of the most followed celebrity on Twitter and he has gone out of his way to please his fans

srk waterstunt

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan is undoubtedly one of the most followed celebrity on Twitter. The actor recently expanded his Twitter family to 33 million and shared a special video to thank his followers.

Shah Rukh Khan over his 25 years of career in Bollywood has won innumerable hearts with his wit and charm along with his heart warning performances. The global icon has wooed the audience worldwide with his acting and performing skills.

The actor who is very active on social media, time and again treats his followers with insights into his life. Shah Rukh Khan keeps his fans updated with his daily happenings through social media.

Shah Rukh Khan engages with his fans across the globe through interactions. His #AskSRK sessions are a witty treat to his audience as he answers to their questions.

As the actor completed 33 million followers on Twitter, Shah Rukh Khan thanked his followers with a special video featuring him donning a tuxedo and cool dark shades.

The actor took out time to shoot a special video wherein he mentioned this video to be one of the most special in the last decade.

He shared the video saying, “This didn’t go as planned…but on a lazy Sunday afternoon, with my limited floatation expertise..this is the best I could do! Judge nahi karna, feel karna…Thx.”

The actor said, “I thought everytime we reach a big number I should always do something special for you. But I normally don’t get the time, but today I’ve got the time. So I gelled by hair back, I’ve worn my coolest dark glasses and I’ve even wearing a bow-tie if you notice, a full tuxedo. And today I want to give you the most over whelming, loving message that I’ve given you in the last decade. Listen to it carefully because this is very very heartfelt.”

Shah Rukh Khan took to the pool wherein he goes underwater and his iconic dialogues play in the background as a special treat to his audience.

The actor further said, ” You heard every word of what I said, it was right from my heart and so overwhelming that I’m running out of breath. Lots of love to you all.”

On the work front, Shah Rukh Khan will be next seen in Anand L Rai’s ‘Zero’ featuring the actor as a vertically challenged man for the first time.


This didn’t go as planned…but on a lazy Sunday afternoon, with my limited floatation expertise..this is the best I could do! Judge nahi karna, feel karna…Thx. pic.twitter.com/50miTK7QKK

— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk)
February 11, 2018

Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here.

Download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get updates on all the latest and trending stories on the go

Let’s block ads! (Why?)

Click for detailed story

Feb 032018

In an exclusive chat held at the mid-day office, writer and social-media sensation Mrs Funnybones Twinkle Khanna shines a light on fame and films, as she turns producer with the Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Pad Man’

Twinkle Khanna with Team mid-day. Pics/Pradeep Dhivar
Twinkle Khanna with Team mid-day. Pics/Pradeep Dhivar

You mentioned you haven’t given an interview as a producer before. To ease you in therefore, how about we start with what I’m sure you’ve been asked all your life: Twinkle, are you really named after the nursery rhyme?
The apocryphal tales from my childhood would suggest that I was named (Twinkle) because it rhymed with sprinkle and sparkle. Luckily, I wasn’t named Wrinkle.

What’s wrong with Wrinkle?
Well, Wrinkle would just be slightly worse than Twinkle. At least, here you’re shining, there you’re sagging. Having said that, for very long, I didn’t like my name. I fought against it. But as with everything else, my perspective (on this) was influenced as much by literature as life. I read Jhumpa Lahiri’s Interpreter Of Maladies, which has a short-story about a girl with a fancy Bengali name, who insists on introducing herself to everyone as Twinkle – her ‘pet name’. everyone is baffled by this, including her husband. And she’s a popular, cool girl, who still insists on going by Twinkle. So I thought – if she’s okay with it, I can pull it off as well!

Twinkle Khanna

Was there a connection between Twinkle (in that short story), and you? Did you ever meet or ask Jhumpa Lahiri?
Well I think there was a paragraph in there about an actress from Bombay, by the name of Dimple (Twinkle’s mother). I guess she did kinda…

Also read: Boss Lady! Twinkle Khanna proves why she is the ‘Khiladi’ of Twitter

Oh, so there was a reference.
I don’t know if it was completely directed at me. But it certainly did change my perspective!

The other name you’re equally well-known by is Mrs Funnybones.
I seem to have a penchant for really funny names.

Twinkle Khanna

That would obviously be because you have a funny bone. Also, I hear, the name comes from you being accident-prone, you’ve managed to break a lot of bones.
I’ve broken both my legs, arms, collarbone. I’ve limped for most of my life, which strangely enough I stopped after 40, so some things do get better with age. Mrs Funnybones was a handle I had essentially made to anonymously troll people on Twitter. But the day I decided to (officially) join (Twitter), Twinkle Khanna was already taken. And I didn’t want to be ‘TheOneAndOnlyTwinkleKhanna’ (God that sounds really bad), or ‘TheReal…’ Since I already had MrsFunnyBones, I went with it. When I did join, one of the politicians had been slapped. My first tweet was, “What a slap Sirji.” My family immediately said that I should get off this platform. This is not for me!

Now when you call yourself Mrs Funnybones, and write columns that are inherently funny, is there too much pressure to be funny at all times?
Now the good thing about hiding behind the persona of Mrs Funnybones – I mean that’s not really me, it’s a projection – is that I’m not supposed to be amiable, I’m just supposed to be myself. And cracking lame jokes comes easier to me than minding my P’s and Q’s, so I’m alright there. I used to feel the pressure in the beginning, but then realised that I just have to be myself, and really, how wrong can you go with that?

Twinkle Khanna

You’ve said before that since you were fat while growing up, humour became your natural defense mechanism. Is that cliche about fat people being funny really true?
It’s not about fat people – it’s about odd people being funny, while finding a way to fit in, making fun of others, before others can attack you. I mean, how non-conventional could I be? I was in a position where people would be nice to me, because of who my parents were. And they were also mean to me for the same reason. I had an odd name. I was the fattest girl, which is great, because I could sit on everyone in class, and beat them up. And I feel lucky to have been an oddball, forced to develop other skills. Because if I was really the prom queen, what would I be doing right now? Staring at my position – in my 40s, with the thing I banked on (beauty) depleting?

Going back to pressures of humour, I know stand-up comedians in particular, who are headaches to hang out with – they just keep thinking of repartees, comebacks, puns, during conversations. It’s impossible to talk to them in a social setting!
Well, unfortunately, that describes me as well. And I do try really hard not to (fall into the trap), so I do my yoga to tell myself, “It’s alright. I don’t have to have the last, punch line!”

The other thing about humour is its decline that one senses in general. Would you agree?
You’re telling me about it? (laughs). I definitely think so. But I’m divided on this (issue). There are certain things (we were used to) that I feel weren’t politically correct -culturally, discriminatory, racist. And we’re not okay with that anymore. But our funniest jokes used to be about other people. The other side of me feels sad, because we’re losing that too. Or I’m losing opportunities!

There’s also the element of an exponentially growing number of holy cows that you simply can’t make fun of anymore. Or is that just a social-media thing?
My (Twitter) bio says that nothing is sacred, except laughter. And why do Hindu boys worship their mothers? Because their religion tells them to worship the cow! Clearly I’m the wrong person to talk to about holy cows.

Did you get trolled for it?

Since you write opinion, that’s the other thing happening, where every perspective is presently being boxed, while individuals are being conveniently reduced/diminished to labels: Bhakts, Libtards, and so on. Do you notice that?
I also see that if you write something ‘Left-Liberal’, as you’d call it, you get trolled majorly. I have a formula. Once I was writing a column about building a nation of tyranny on corpses of soldiers, and I began with saying that ornithologists can see a distinction between birds. I didn’t get trolled, because most people didn’t understand what ornithologist means, and they left it alone (laughs).

Politically, socially, your husband (Akshay Kumar) holds a totally separate world-view from yours. Is that fair to say?
I’d say our social, political ideologies, sense of humour, are very different. What’s interesting is that after the first few years, we gave up trying to change each other. What we did instead was start to learn from each other. Luckily all his strengths are my weaknesses, and vice versa. What would I learn if we were more like each other anyway? I really believe two peas in a pod died of inertia. And we are not like that. So we continue to grow. Marriages essentially fail, when you try to clone the other person to become like you, it’s not possible.

But he’s protective of your public opinions, censoring your columns, we hear, cautioning you against going too far?
We’re two different brains. Mine is a washing machine, whirling, chaotic. His thoughts are neatly folded in the closet of his mind. I need his stability to hem me in. He needs me to push him out of his comfort zone.

Why does it feel like we’re reading a perfectly-worded column of yours?
What can I say, I’m smart, you don’t get to meet too many of those (laughs). So in a certain situation, he’s only trying to protect me from the fact that there’d be people throwing stones at our house. And I appreciate that. Because I could, sometimes, get into a lot of trouble on my own.

Well you do represent ‘soft power’ – having grown up in the limelight – which inevitably make for soft-targets. What’s the worst sort of targeting you’ve faced for your opinions? Have they percolated offline?
Well I had an elderly lady accost me at a hospital once, while I was waiting for my mother-in-law’s test reports, and she kept asking me what I had against Yogi Adityanath. And she was a really old lady, and I kept telling her this was not the right time, and she just went on regardless.

Given excessively famous parents (Rajesh Khanna, Dimple), I’m sure you’ve been used to this sort of intrusion all your life, no?
I had no choice over where I was born. But being married to a movie-star was my choice. Still it (intrusion) is not something I’m comfortable with. I prefer sitting behind my desk – that’s my life. When I’m pushed out there, of course, I have, with time, developed the abilities to deal with it too.

One of the challenges of your life, you’ve said before, was to be normal. What did you mean by that?
I’ve had a turbulent life, first of all. I went from living in (my father’s) mansion, going to school in a convertible, to shifting into my grandmother’s house, where my sister and I would sleep on mattresses on the floor. I would go everywhere in rickshaws that I absolutely loved. My friends had nicknamed me ‘Rickshaw Rani’ for some reason. (This carried on) until I got the signing amount for my first movie, and I put a down-payment for my car – a white esteem, which was a big thing. I could have borrowed my mother’s car. But we were raised in a certain way, seeing my mom working – raising not just me, but my sibling, and my grandparents. I realised early on that I needed to be financially independent. So I don’t know if I’ve had that semblance of a normal life, if you know what I mean.

I read a lovely column of yours (it also had Akshay’s story in it) about taking suburban trains, and was quite surprised that you did take the locals growing up.
How else would I commute? As I said, I had a convertible until I was 10, and then it vanished. But more than that, it was about a work ethic, and a mindset. I went to boarding school, the most defining time of my life, where I turned from a complacent child, who came last in a class of 37, to always being in the top three. Which is true for children in general – it’s the circumstances that propel them to go either way, not just their abilities. So the misfortunes, that I thought were devastating, turned out to be assets.

Looking at the post 3 Idiots phase, where so much premium is put on ‘passion’, there must be kids who probably want to become engineers or doctors, but their parents will probably force them to become poets! That’s a joke. But this actually happened to you; you’d scored 97 in math…
Yeah, I wanted to be a chartered accountant. But my mom didn’t even pay attention (to that). The thought was just thrown out of the window. I had applied for my (CA) entrance exam, during my second year in commerce. And I used to keep getting these (film) offers. There was Time Machine, which Shekhar Kapur was making, that I said no to, and many others that kept coming.

So it was clear to your mom that you would be in the movies?
She told me that this is the time (that I can pursue movies). I can always do other things later. And it worked out. And like I said, I really wanted to get financially independent quickly, and this was a good way. Here’s something that you do in all your interviews: you totally downplay your acting career, as if it never happened, or say that you sucked at it. You’ve had 17 lead-actor credits against your name, that’s a lot! Were you writing reviews at that time? No. Otherwise, I would’ve asked if you’ve ever written a good review about me!

Well your last film, Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega (2001), was good. Shah Rukh Khan, for instance, is known as Baadshah (1999) for the film where you were the heroine…
What’s the point of all these things? I don’t even like my children watching my movies. And my son is such an a**. He keeps replaying a clip from the film Jaan (1996), where I am kissing around a man’s nipple. He made a collage out of this for one of my birthdays. It’s sick [laughs]. I don’t think my family has been supportive of what you think has been a great career!

But you were pretty much in the thick of things back in that decade.
All I wanted to do was get back home. On sets, I would read books. There were times when I’d be sitting, and knitting, and my spot-boy would tell me, ‘Aap mat aisa kariye. Sab log Auntyji bolenge.’ So you had to live up to an image, and I wasn’t that person.

If you felt like the ‘outsider’, you’d actually have the best observations to make. So much of writing is reminiscence, isn’t it? Still, you’ve never written about showbiz/movies.
I couldn’t really see people as clearly as I can now. Though, of course, you couldn’t miss some people who were in a kaleidoscope of colours. I had a (male) co-actor who cancelled shoot, and he called me the next day to say that he was really sick, because he had a problem with his uterus [laughs]. I didn’t really feel like saying anything after that.

What’s the craziest story that you remember from a set?
This uterus story was really funny. And he (the same actor) always had strange medical issues. Once we were shooting in Switzerland, and after pack-up he said that his ear was numb, and the doctor was pleased that he got himself checked up in time – otherwise his brain would have dislocated! And I was like, this really can’t be happening. So I have all these weird stories but somewhere, somehow, I don’t enjoy writing about them.

Have things changed a lot in the movies since?
Well, I haven’t produced any films, except Padman.

Are you going to disown Tees Maar Khan? You’re credited as a producer there too, among a couple of other films.
My husband just put my name, because I was lucky for him [laughs]. I haven’t done anything in Tees Maar Khan. Padman is the only movie I have produced. Well, the movie business has completely changed so far as women, and women’s roles, are concerned. even the way women are treated has changed drastically.

Were women in the movies treated as dim-witted back then?
Yes, most of us were. Which is why you are surprised that I come up with these quotes!

Which brings me to a point about intelligence, and acting. How intrinsically linked do you think the two are? Do you really need to be an intelligent person to be a good actor?
It depends on how you define intelligence. If you are looking at somebody who is emotionally intelligent, then yes, they would be good at acting. But someone who is well-read might not be a good actor. I don’t think intelligence has anything to do with your abilities. The ability of an actor is to feel emotions, and enact them. I didn’t have that.

I’ve met actors who seem totally clueless and blank about the world they live in, and yet they shine on screen when they have to portray complex characters. Do you think it just comes naturally?
I think being able to act, as a quality, is as inbuilt as being able to write, sing or dance. You can’t cultivate it. You are born with it. As for (some ) actors you meet who seem blank-even now when I do a few commercials for brands, on the sets, there’s just a whole bunch of people only talking about the current styles, all day. So you can’t blame people for not being vocal (on stuff about the world), because their entire day is either spent in performing, or investing in the way they look. Where is the time to invest in their brains?

What did you do to not be in that bubble?
I was never in the bubble, that’s the whole point. By the end of it, I started doing my own hair and make-up, because I got bored, just sitting, and looking myself in the mirror. I never felt that I would fit in.

Clearly you fit in quite well now as a bestselling author; and a first-time producer.
Yes (laughs). We keep telling kids that they have to be good at sports, or look a certain way. But it’s your flaws, which make you unique, and that pay off in the end. By the time you’re 10, your personality and attributes get completely defined. And if you play on those attributes, and strengths, those are things that really hold you as an adult, and (drive you towards) success.

Audience questions: I’m told you literally had to chase Arunachalam Muruganantham around to get rights for the story of Padman? [Mohar Basu]
Yes, for some reason he couldn’t just pick up the phone. When we finally met, he told me a lot of people were chasing him too. He mentioned Abhay Deol, Akshaye Khanna, who wasn’t Akshaye Khanna, it was actually me. But I knew I really wanted to write the story and that it needed to get out there to every household. So I just chased him relentlessly for, I think, seven to eight months. I could have had another baby in that time [laughs].

Do you see television and web streaming platforms as the future of cinema? [Amit Karn]
For me, it (the future) is in immersive, virtual reality, where we’re completely immersed in an environment, within a scenario. That’s where we are heading. There is pollution, traffic. We’re not going to be able to leave our houses very soon. So where are we going to be? Living in cubicles, pretending (through headsets/glasses) that we are living in a much wider world.

Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here.

Download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get updates on all the latest and trending stories on the go

Let’s block ads! (Why?)

Click for detailed story

Jan 242018

shah-rukh-khanShah Rukh Khan, along with actor Cate Blanchett and singer-songwriter Elton John, received awards at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Monday for the work raising awareness about human rights issues. The 52-year-old Bollywood star received the award for showing an exemplary commitment to uphold human dignity through his non-profitable Meer Foundation.

Meer Foundation provides support to female victims of acid attacks and major burn injuries through medical treatment, legal aid, vocational training, rehabilitation and livelihood support. He has also been responsible for creating specialised children’s hospital wards and has supported childcare centres with free boarding for children undergoing cancer treatment.

It was his impassioned speech about women and child rights which had the world’s top policy makers and executives cheering for the actor. Here is SRK’s full speech from Davos…

Honoured to receive the @wef’s 24th Crystal Award, together with @eltonofficial and Cate Blanchett. My fan moment!!

Watch the #crystalawards via https://t.co/rILPgHRgtL at the #wef18 meeting in Davos.

— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) January 22, 2018

I am genuinely and deeply grateful for this honour and it is a privilege to be in the company of two phenomenal and extraordinary human beings and talent, Cate Blanchett and Sir Elton John

She is of course a lady who commands the wind and you sir command the song of a billion hearts, including mine. I am really touched that I am chosen between these two. Just a special request, before you go, can I do a selfie? Now, there I have embarrassed my children.

Actors are renowned narcissists. No matter how much we pretend not to believe in external beauty, we tend to be obsessed by it one way or the other. And perhaps being surrounded by this obsession of beauty, a few years ago I came across a lady who had been brutalised by an acid attack. It kind of changed my life or my perspective of it, at least.

To disfigure a woman by throwing acid on her face, to me, is one of the basest, crudest acts of subjugation imaginable. At the source of it lies the view that a woman does not have the right to assert her choice, say no to the advances of a man or a group of people. And yet, each of the women I met, I found within them the courage to move on with their lives and reject the idea of victimhood. What struck me most about them was this — what was done to them only made them braver, stronger and able to free themselves, to make the choices everyone around them was telling them they could not make or should not make. From them I have learnt how courage can catalyse victimhood into heroism, how solidarity — rather than charity – enables the human will to overcome, how equality is not a concept but a truth that encompasses all living beings, how service of others is not a choice anymore for any of us but it is a duty that all of us must fulfill in the name of humankind.

When I journeyed through the life of these heroic women and children through the work of Meer Foundation, I experienced a complete reversal of perspective. I stumbled upon the truth that there are no benefactors and beneficiaries between living beings anymore. There is just a vast pool of resources – natural, spiritual, economic and technological – that everyone is equally entitled but some have gained by more access to it. Either by accident, as in my case, or by talent, design and hard work as in the case of all of you present here. Standing here before all of you who constitute perhaps the most powerful group of human beings in the world, I dare say power is one of these perspectives we like to maintain a certain way but power actually needs a complete reversal more than any other thing in the world today.

I was babysitting my five-year-old son before I came here today and suddenly he screamed, “Papa, papa my eye went into my hair. Can you get my eye out of my hair?” He didn’t say get my hair out of my eye, like we all believe we do. And it is a bit like that when you have power, you think things get in its way but it is actually power that is getting in the way.

It gets in the way of universal access to resources because it seeks to control and enclose them so we, the powerful, need to get out of the way, I think. To pick the barriers apart – the ones that give us names and colours and races and hierarchies. We need to get out of the way and into the work of breaking open access for each and every one with a true sense of ourselves but not as more powerful or less privileged, but genuinely as equals. That is what I have learned from my beautifully scarred women. I am thankful to these brave women and children who I work with for all they have done for me, to World Economic Forum and all of you present here for recognising the heroism by conferring this award upon me.

I want to thank my sister, my wife and my little daughter for bringing me up well and teaching me the value of requesting, sometimes imploring and begging a yes from a woman, instead of forcing it upon her.

Click for detailed story

Jan 232018

The ‘Baadshah; of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan, is currently in Davos, Switzerland where he was honored with the Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum

srk davos

The ‘Baadshah; of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan, is currently in Davos, Switzerland where he was honored with the Crystal Award at the World  Economic Forum.

SRK has a long standing relationship with Switzerland as some of his most  memorable movies ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’, ‘Darr’, ‘Yes Boss’ and ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan”where he shot right here amidst the ice-capped mountains.

Striking his famous signature pose with arms wide open in Davos, Shah Rukh re-created a DDLJ moment and transported us right back to the 90s.  He captioned it saying, “Switzerland main aake yeh na kiya toh kya  kiya…?” and we couldn’t agree more..

Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here.

Download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get updates on all the latest and trending stories on the go

Let’s block ads! (Why?)

Click for detailed story

Jan 222018

What made Shah Rukh Khan say ‘I think I’m going to have a 4th kid very soon and I’m going to name her Akanksha’?

Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan joked of having a fourth child while he was shooting for ‘TedTalks India Nayi Soch’.

Shah Rukh Khan, who is hosting ‘TedTalks India – Nayi Soch’, revealed on the show that he is going to have a fourth child and will name her Akanksha. So, this is how it unfolded. A report in Pinkvilla states that SRK was asked to pronounce the name Akanksha, for which the superstar had to take multiple retakes.

Known for his wit and humour, the superstar in jest said, “I am fumbling with this name a lot and it’s really embarrassing because this never happens to me. I think I’m going to have a 4th kid very soon and I’m going to name her Akanksha.”

The 51-year-old is a father of three kids, Aryan Khan (20), Suhana Khan (17) and AbRam Khan (4). On the professional front, Shah Rukh has Aanand L Rai’s Zero, in which he plays a vertically challenged man.

Zero marks the first collaboration between Shah Rukh Khan and Aanand L Rai. The film further reunites the Jab Tak Hai Jaan trio of Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif. The principal shoot of ‘Zero’ is ongoing and everyone is having a great time making this one of a kind film, which is touted to melt your hearts.

Red Chillies Entertainment and Colour Yellow Productions come together to bring ‘Zero’, produced by Gauri Khan, which is all set to release by December 21st, 2018.

Let’s block ads! (Why?)

Click for detailed story

Jan 212018

SRkKing Khan who has been all over the news for his film Zero, recently mentioned on the shoot of TED Talks India Nayi Soch that he wanted a 4th kid called Akanksha.

We all know how much he loves his kids and is protective of them. A lot of fingers were pointed at him on his news with his surrogate child AbRam Khan, to which King Khan came out in the open and spoke about it confidently.

We hear that he is planning to have a 4th child.

While shooting for the upcoming episode, SRK was made to say ‘Akanksha’ to which he fumbled a lot of times leading to multiple retakes.

To this he joking exclaimed, “I am fumbling with this name a lot and it’s really embarrassing because this never happens to me. I think I’m going to have a 4th kid very soon and I’m going to name her Akanksha.”

Click for detailed story

Jan 032018

Suhana Khan attended a wedding function in Delhi and mesmerised everyone with her style and confidence. Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter was a vision in an exquisite sage green lehenga

Suhana Khan
Suhana Khan looks breath-taking in this embellished lehenga at a Delhi wedding. Picture Courtesy: Instagram/monishajaising.

The year gone by was clearly dominated by the star-kids, they became paparazzi’s favourite and likewise on social media platforms. One of the star-kid, who blew away the audience with her amazing fashion choices and clothing, is Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan‘s daughter, Suhana Khan. She is undoubtedly the next generation beauty. Suhana has got the looks, style and carries it with panache. The diva-in-making attended a wedding function in Delhi and mesmerised everyone with her attire, style, and confidence.

The 17-year-old was a vision in an exquisite sage green lehenga, hand-embroidered with silken threads and accents of crystals by Monisha Jaising. For one of the occasions, Suhana opted for a floral white lehenga and flower jewellery by Seema Khan, thus looking vibrant and exotic at the same time. Staying glamorous by not over-doing the make-up is still a deal to crack, which the teenager has cleverly cracked. The perfectly tailored traditional wear did wonders to accentuate her look. If we analyse Suhana’s fashion appearances, she’s never given the fashion police the chance to use their strict wands.

Take a look at Shah Rukh and Gauri’s princess’ breath-taking pictures:

Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here.

Download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get updates on all the latest and trending stories on the go

Let’s block ads! (Why?)

Click for detailed story

Jan 012018

Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan next with Aanand L Rai is titled ‘Zero’ in which he plays the role of a dwarf. The film also stars Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma

srk zero
Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan has his New Year’s Day treat ready for his fans. He has announced the title of Aanand L Rai’s film. The movie, which will see Shah Rukh in a never-seen-before avatar — reportedly as a dwarf — also features Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif and is titled ‘Zero’.

srk zero film

Shah Rukh and Rai engaged in banter over the pending announcement on Twitter. The actor asked the filmmaker about when should the title be announced, and they reached a conclusion to give it out to the fans at 5 p.m. on Monday. The banter unfolded with a series of sketched images of Shah Rukh and Rai, who have collaborated for the first time for this project. The teaser of the film left everyone stumped as they saw SRK in the getup of a dwarf. The movie pays homage to a number of Bollywood movies and seems to be set in the 70s. The backdrop of the film also seems to be that of Bollywood, especially the era of Rafi songs and Shammi Kapoor’s dance moves. At the end of the teaser, SRK has a quirky and funny monologue – ‘Hum Jiske Piche Pad Jaate Hai Uski Life Bana Dete Hain’. SRK as a dwarf looks extremely adorable and endearing at the same time. The movie is slated for a December 2018 release.

Check out the teaser here: 

[embedded content]

Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here.

Download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get updates on all the latest and trending stories on the go

Let’s block ads! (Why?)

Click for detailed story

Follow me

Featuring YD Feedwordpress Content Filter Plugin