Monthly Archives: August 2014

SRK in 5 different looks for Happy New Year

Shahrukh Khan and Farah Khan are back together working as a team for their upcoming movie ‘Happy New Year’ with the latter being the director and the former playing the lead role in the movie . This duo last worked together in their super hit movie ‘Om Shanti Om’ in 2007 , seven years ago . The movie back then also saw Deepika Padukone star along side Shahrukh in the lead role and even ‘Happy New Year’ sees her playing the lead role pairing up with Shahrukh Khan .

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Shahrukh Khan is known for carrying any look given to him and asked from him by the directors of the movie . Be it Don , Om Shanti Om or Main Hoon Na , SRK has the knack for getting his face and his personality toned in order to make his character believable on screen and make the audience relate to them immediately . In his upcoming movie , ‘Happy New Year’ , Shahrukh Khan has again been asked to play a role of a common man , trying to become of the biggest con artists of all time . As it is evident , the character requires SRK to be able to manipulate the audiences into believing he is living the life of one person and aspires to be a completely different person altogether .

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For this film , SRK has not backed off in experimenting with his looks and changing them as per movie and director requirements . This time , Shahrukh has crossed his own great limits and is already seen carrying as many as 5 different looks in only the trailer of the movie . In the trailer of ‘Happy New Year’ these 5 looks revealed are very different from each other and all carry different traits of his character’s aspects from the movie .

Going away from his normal looks , it is evident that Shahrukh has easily carried all these looks from what the trailer has shown us . The trailer kicked off with Shahrukh giving a monologue about winners and losers while wearing a jacket and carrying a golden streak , which looked simply sexy . SRK was then seen sporting a stubble with messy parted hair , and HOT is an understatement for this look of his . Even clean shave Shahrukh Khan which came forward in the trailers looked as romantic and cute as his fans expect him to be . The King Khan has also brought out his cool side , with his uber cool look in some instances in the movie trailer visible . The last look defines his ability to expand beyond his capacities as he is seen with bleached blonde hair and blue eyes , quite literally .

Since it is a con movie , many faces of one face are expected to be a part of the movie’s setting . The movie ‘Happy New year’ releases on Octorber 24 , 2014 and also features stars like Boman Irani , Jackie Shroff and Abhishekh Bachchan .

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What do movie ratings actually mean

What determines a movie to be good bad .? What proves it is worth watching or simply bad enough to ignore .? Movies are termed as hits or flops based on whose judgment and what criteria ?

The Censor Board of Indian cinema is tasked with “regulating the public exhibition of films under the provisions of the Cinematograph Act of 1952 . This implies that all the movie ratings , its perception to the audience and its approval is under the hands of the Censor Board and its powers . The Board has the power to rate a movie as per its content and how the audience should expect it to be .

There are various types of movie ratings related to Indian Cinema . The Board can give movie ratings such as U, U/A , etc and critics rate movies out of 10 . Some media channels and authorities also rate movies on the basis of stars out 5 , with 5 being the best and 0 being the worst .

For the Board to rate movies , they have to follow certain criteria and ensure the film fits in the given rating perfectly . there are four types of ratings the movies in India can achieve , they are :

U – universal– this states the movie should not upset children above 4 . Such movies are light hearted comedies or educational films with no explicit content ,
U/A – parental Guidance – are those which can contain some sort of content not suitable for children and out of their understanding and hence it advises children below the age of 12 to watch it with their parents or adult supervision .

A – Adults Only – Such films contain lot of sexual , abusive and bold content which is not recommended for children below the age of 18 , Such movies are strictly checked by the censor board and are made for adult audiences only.

S- Special class of persons – Such movies are for special people such as doctors ,etc .

Apart from the above ratings , there are various other types of ratings . The people of India follow these ratings in a very religious manner and love to watch only those movies which are either given high stars or have a high number out of 10 . Authorities like Times of India provide the films with such ratings . Clapsnslaps is the number one Bollywood rating sight , which is true to all the movies it rates . The rating is provided on the basis of everything ranging from acting to direction to music and every detailed aspect the movie holds ,
Movies like Dil Chahta hai and Queen top the ratings of highest ever rated movies by Clapsnslaps in the industry of bollywood . However it is not always true that the ratings match the standard of the film itself . Since India is a country of diverse culture and 1.2 billion people survive in it , everyone has different opinions , and ratings are merely just an opinion of the few .

Shahid Kapoor in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa for promoting Haider

Promoting movies is an art of its own , where one should exactly know where and how to publicize the project and in the right ways altogether . Some stars have that knack of being excellent promoting agents for the films they do , while some fall behind in this aspect . As far as Shahid Kapoor is concerned , he certainly seems to be on the right track with his ideas of marketing and promotional techniques .

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Shahid Kapoor was recently seen in the show Jhalak DIkhla Jaa , in order to promote his upcoming film Haider . Shraddha Kapoor is his partner in the film and hence accompanied him to the show too . Shahid’s choice of stage of promotion can be considered to be that of a genius as Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa is not only among India’s biggest and most successful reality shows , but also being a show about dance , it perfectly fit the actor’s area of expertise in entertainment . Apart from being considered an artist in acting , Shahid is also seen among the ranks of Hritik and Prabhu Deva when he shakes a leg and dances to those brilliant bollywood numbers . With not being successful in his movies earlier , Shahid and his dance helped him wow the audiences and the industry .

The star has always fascinated everybody with his moves on screen , but this time the audience will be allowed to get flattered watching television as Shahid’s appearances on Jhalak Dikhla jaa was accompanied by his crazy skill set of dance moves . The star got along with the contestants and did not think twice in flaunting his ability to make any tune worth dancing and dazzle people with his styles of dance . Shahid also took to the stage with Shraddha and though she could not keep up with her co star , they both shared a good time on the stage . Amidst all this , Shahid and Shraddha both took out time to talk about their upcoming film ‘ Haider’ and why the audiences should grab a seat to watch it as soon as it releases .

Prior to this , Shahid also appeared on the sets of Comedy Nights with Kapil and shot an episode with them in order to maximize their promotion results . However , some believe that appearing so frequently on such fun loving shows and being himself so casually , Shahid might be giving away the essence of the character he portrays in Haider , which completely contradicts his personality .

Haider is the bollywood version of Shakespeare’s famous book ‘ Hamlet’ . The film is directed by Vishal Bhardwaj and is under the production of VB pictures . This is one of Shahid’s most challenging roles as he portrays an already existing character and it required a bit of study and extra effort to pull it off . The film releases on 2nd October , 2014 .

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Latest Bollywood’s gossip

The very dashing Aditya Roy Kapur has featured on the cover of Star Week for the month of August.

He looks really handsome on the cover and it focusses mainly on his face.The actor has made a huge fan following after his romantic avatar in “Aashiqui 2”, and in the magazine he talks about experimenting in his upcoming movies. Aditya is currently heading up for his release with Parineeti Chopra-starrer “Daawat-e-Ishq”. Aditya Roy Kapur and Parineeti Chopra are all set to entertain the audience with their upcoming Yash Raj Films Daawat-e-Ishq. The film promises to be a romantic comedy. The film is directed by Habib Faisal and produced by Aditya Chopra under the banner of Yash Raj Films.

Recently it was noticed on one promotional event that Shahid Kapoor is probably yet not comfortable with Priyanka Chopra. According to rumours, the Kaminey actors were dating each other. However, things did not worked out and they parted their ways. According to some sources, Priyanka and Shahid together for some shoot. They both have never talked about their relationship in public, but Kapoor previously admitted to being in a relationship with her while on Karan Johar’s show, “Koffee With Karan.”

According to the reports published in a leading daily, Sasha, who is currently seen promoting his film `Haider`, recently found himself in an embarrassing situation. Shahid, while promoting `Haider` on a dance reality show, discovered that his former girlfriend Priyanka Chopra too was on the same set too.

To avoid awakward moment, Shahid decided to lock himself up inside a vanity van, till the time PeeCee left the vicinity, reports suggest. Talking about some entertainment So,here’s the new party anthem of the season. Sonam Kapoor as the rebellious Dr. Mili walks into a party where the elite and genteel are busy minding their own respective manners. But all the royal courtesy and decorum only bores Mili. She yawns and lets her hair down and show the royals how to dance like there’s no tomorrow. Sonam Kapoor, the glamourous fashionista of B-Town is back in her glamourous avatar to set the silver screen on fire with her upcoming movies in the year 2014. A remake of Hrishkesh Mukherjee’s ‘Khubsoorat‘ starring Rekha and Rakesh Roshan, the brand new version is directed by Shashank Ghosh and produced by Sonam’s sister Rhea and Anil Kapoor along with UTV.

As the release date for the film “Mary Kom” gets closer, we are hearing more and more details about the film. Priyanka Chopra depicts the Olympic boxer perfectly and shows her tough journey in the film, but she also shows Mary Kom’s romantic side in the biopic. Producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who had always stuck to his guns despite several colossal flops at the box office and maintained that the story and artistic reality was important in his films, is being accused of a volte face in this case. Mary Kom, whose story is an example of how an individual, more so a woman, can overcome all the odds and triumph in a male bastion such as boxing. Where she should have been held up as an example of grit, determination and women empowerment for the whole country and more so for Manipur.
The film is expected to release on Sept. 5 this year.

Bombay Velvet Movie First Look

Anushka Sharma and Priyanka Chopra are apparently maintaining a distance post their return from the film’s shoot

Now that we know that when this paper hits the stands, Anushka Sharma and Priyanka Chopra will hit Twitter faster than anybody to deny it, but we still have to mention it. Buzz is that PC is miffed with her Dil Dhadakne Do co-star Anushka Sharma because she feels that the younger actress has been gossiping about her.

Informs our sources, “Initially, Priyanka and Anushka got along well. Only since their return did someone inform Priyanka that Anushka had been gossiping about her closeness to her Dil Dhadakne Do co-star Farhan Akhtar, who she has known even before Don.

Since the rumours, Priyanka has maintained a distance from Anushka sharma during the Mumbai schedule.” We know Anushka is hardly the girl to spread the gossip and everyone knows about the Farhan- Priyanka’s bond being just that. So whoever heard any rumour, take it with several pinches of salt.

Off late, reports have been doing the rounds that lovebirds Anushka Sharma and the cricketer Virat Kohli are planning to settle down. But looks like these just rumours. The Dil Dhadakne Do actress and her cricketer boyfriend were staying in the same hoteld uring the recent England tour. And it was being said that the BCCI allowed the couple to stay put at the same place as they were going to tie the knot quite soon. However, Anushka and Virat aren’t going to get married anytime soon. How do we know, you ask?

Well, Anushka’s representative has issued an statement to clarify about the marriage rumours. The statement read: ”There are several stories online about Anushka Sharma’s wedding. However I would like to set the record straight that there is absolutely no truth to these rumours and I would like to request you to refrain from conjecturing about the same.

Zoya Akhtar might have finished filming her upcoming film, Dil Dhadakne Do starring Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Anil Kapoor, Rahul Bose and Shefali Shah, but reportedly the film, which was shot on board a cruise liner, got off to a not so expected good start.

According to a report, the ship was supposed to set sail from Barcelona on May 18 and for the next six weeks, sail through Spain, Italy, France and Tunisia, filming on the way, before dropping anchor in Turkey for another three week shoot.

But, on the scheduled day, following a technical difficultly, the ship, not only failed to sail, but also stayed put on the shore for coming next seven days. However, Zoya continued to shoot on the stationary ship. The scenes which required the ship to be in motion were set aside. Thankfully, the ship started on the eighth day, and the cast and crew heaved a sigh of relief.

“Yes, the ship failed to start but we managed even to get some work done even while it stayed put. We are film people, we know what adjustments to make and how,” said the director .Well, now that is smart, isn’t it?

The stellar star cast of Dil Dhadakne Do is on a poster-sharing spree online. After giving us a glimpse of a dysfunctional family from behind, they have done an ‘about turn’.
Produced by Excel Entertainment, the film is set for June 5, 2015 release.

Happy New Year First Look

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan are impressed with the promo of “Happy New Year

Farah Khan’s Happy New Year is finally out. While the adience have been going bananas about it, actor Abhishek Bachchan’s wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and father Amitabh Bachchan are also very impressed with the promo of the film, which deatures actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Boman Irani, Abhishek, Sonu Sood and Vivaan Shah.

Aishwarya was really excited. She knows the script. Both she and dad liked the trailer very much. Aaradhya, poor thing is only two and a half years old; she doesn’t really understand these things. She is very busy playing with her toys. But dad and Aishwarya liked it very much.” Said Abhishek.

The long awaited theatrical trailer of Happy New Year has set a new record on digital platforms, by managing over four million views in just 24 hours. The long awaited theatrical trailer of Happy New Year has set a ravishing new record on digital platforms, by managing over four million views in just 24 hours. While most of the films go for the YouTube platform, Happy New Year trailer was first launched on the social networking site Facebook’s native video player using an app wherein the trailer was not only launched on the page itself but also on the timelines of all the users who subscribed to the app. “In keeping with the tradition of innovation established by Red Chillies, we were delighted to launch the trailer of HNY for the first time across multiple platforms. This was also done to meet the demands of fans who are consuming talent in ways that suit them. This has given the trailer an unprecedented footprint and delighted the fans,” said Venky Mysore, the CEO RCE.

The trailer was also launched on the native video player of another social site Twitter with personalized messages from the cast of the film HNY. “Red Chillies and the cast of Happy New Year Movie understand the value of developing live, personal and interactive connections with their audience, which is only possible on Twitter. From the entire cast and crew sharing every moment of film production on Twitter via their personal handles to their launching personalized trailers and posters on Twitter, Happy New Year has set a new national and global standard in the movie business,” said Market Director, Twitter India, Rishi Jaitley. The Trailer was also launched on Youtube across pages of all the partners: Yash Raj Films, T-Series, Red Chillies’ official channels.

Happy New Year is an upcoming Bollywood action comedy-drama film directed by director Farah Khan and produced by Gauri Khan under the banner of Red Chillies Entertainment.

The film features cast which includes, Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Boman Irani, Abhishek Bachchan ,Vivaan Shah, Sonu Sood, Sarah-Jane Dias and Jackie Shroff. The film will be showcased worldwide by Yash Raj Films. This will be the third collaboration of the King Khan with the director as they previously worked on films like Main Hoon Na in 2004 and Om Shanti Om in 2007, the latter of which also featured Padukone as the female lead and both the films were a huge success. The tagline of this film indicates that it is a musical heist. The film is set to hit the theatres on Diwali, 24 October 2014 in three different regional languages Tamil, Hindi and Telugu. Plans for this upcoming film began way back in the year 2005 but the project was shelved as it clashed with Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om in 2007 which also starred SRK and Deepika Padukone. After her 2010 film Tees Maar Khan, which was a flop director Farah began to consider the possibilities of the film and screenwriting was completed by October 2012.

 

7 reasons to watch Peekay

Reason 1: It has the combination of actor Aamir Khan and Rajkumar Hirani!
It is the same fatally deadly duo who gave us an outstanding movie like 3 Idiots which broke all box-office records at that time.

Reason 2: Aamir Khan has turned Blonde!
The actor who started the trend of experimentation with his looks has now turned into a blonde.. Aamir will be turning blonde.

Reason 3: Aamir will go Full Monty!
Aamir’s female fans now have a reason blush by the thought of watching the chocolate acor Aamir strip down to his birthday suit. In the movie he will be covering his modesty with just a tape-recorder!

Reason 4: Aamir and Anushka’s sizzling Kiss!
He was the lucky one who brought the kissing trend back in mainstream cinema with his real in-the-rain smooch with Karishma Kapoor in the film Raja Hindustani!

Reason 5: Aamir will play an alien!
Yes, Aamir will play an alien who has come down to earth…interesting eh?

Reason 6: It’s a Romedy movie:
The film is a blend of romance and comedy.

Reason 7: Unique plot:
This movie is believed to have an extra ordinary and unique plot.

The second poster of ‘PK’ is now out! Actor Aamir Khan is in a fully-clothed avatar in the second poster and looks like the makers are trying to hush the rumors away. The new poster shows actor Aamir Khan wearing a red Gujrati Kurta and white pyjama in perfect Gujrati avatar.

PK Movie 2nd Posters

In the earlier poster of the movie actor Aamir Khan was seen posed nude with a strategically placed boom box. This stirred a lot of controversy and also fumed some people who claimed that the poster was vulgar. P.K also PeeKay is an upcoming satirical Bollywood movie directed by Rajkumar Hirani of Munnabhai series and 3 Idiots fame and is being produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rajkumar Hirani, and Aamir Khan. PeeKay features Aamir Khan in the titular role, Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput , Sanjay Dutt and Ram Sethi in other significant roles. Aamir Khan is seen in a unique and unusual avatar to play the title role. The movie is a satire on Gods and their God men which is a common factor in India and seen almost everywhere. The movie was scheduled to release on December 25, 2013 but due to delays in the filming schedule, the release date has been pushed back to an undetermined 2014 release.

Aamir is rumored to essay the role of an alien who lands on earth accidently and the movie takes off from there. Aamir has been spotted wearing womanly clothing in the film which might hint on the fact that aliens do what they see as they don’t know human behavior much well, now that’s really unique!. Aamir Khan is known to be the Perfectionist to everybody and is not a new fact. His perfectionism reaches new heights be it building an 8 pack abs for the film Ghajini or spending some time in the IIT campus to get into the skin of the character Ranchoddas Chanchad in the movie 3 Idiots. If rumors are to be believed Aamir has yet again stayed true to his perfectionist image and has apparently enacted a scene where he is supposed to go completely nude with no piece of clothing on his body without hiring a body double to maintain the authenticity of the scene. For the execution of that particular scene minimum crew were present and all gadgets like phones, camera, pen drive, laptops were strictly prohibited.

Anushka Sharma is the one aspect of the movie that seems to interest many as maybe either P.K or Bombay Velvet might be the movies where we first get to see her infamous lip surgery which she has famously denied on a popular chat show! The movie also sees the reunion of Vidhu Vinod Chopra and T-Series head Bhushan Kumar.

There is also a wide speculation about why majority of Aamir Khan’s movies release somewhere around the end of years. Its believed that Aamir Khan finds Christmas Eve auspicious for his major movies as the movies that have released around Christmas has easily went on to become major blockbusters not to mention the mere presence of Aamir Khan in a movie also raises the standard and audience turnout several notches higher! Now that’s the Aamir Khan effect! It is not only just Aamir Khan who believes in auspiciousness of a festival to release his film, actors like Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan usually and most of the time block the Diwali and Eid dates for the release their films. Certainly, nobody wants to mess with the Khans!