Saturday, November 1, 2014

What’s Common Between The Three Bollywoood Khans?

Bollywoood’s three Khans viz Shah Rukh, Salman and Aamir are known to be at loggerheads with each other but there is something common between the three. Wanna guess what? Well all three have undergone 3-D face scanning technique! 

First it was Salman Khan, who used the technique for his movie EK THA TIGER, then Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan experimented with it in DHOOM 3 and the latest news in Badshah Khan aka Shah Rukh Khan took time from his busy US trip, during 'SLAM!’ and flew down to Los Angeles for his digital 3D face scanning for the special effects of his forthcoming movie FAN, in which the actor plays a dual role. 


According to reports SRK visited the Counter Punch Studios located in the heart of the city and was welcomed regally. Kay Arutyunyan a producer of a leading production house in Los Angeles confirmed Shah Ruk visiting. He said, “Our team was highly stimulated by Mr.Shah Rukh’s professional mannerism, personal approach to all crew members. He was extremely personable and easy to direct through the process. He has a curiosity for technology and groundbreaking processes, and was very hands on during the shoot. 

Kay Arutyunyan added, “Our team feels very fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet such a legend in the Bollywood community. We are excited to be working on the face scanning for Mr. Khan.”

Produced by Yash Raj film and directed by Maneesh Sharma, FAN also stars Ileana D'Cruz and Vaani Kapoor and it is slated to release on August 14, 2015.

It may be noted even Mega star Rajnikant had undergone 3-D face scanning technique for KOCHADAIIYAAN.

Shah Rukh Khan’s Association With Art Cinema

With the mega blockbuster HAPPY NEW YEAR also being termed as the biggest money grosser in the history of Indian Cinema, Shah Rukh Khan has proved why is called Badshah Khan in Bollywood. The iconic superstar turns 49 on November, 2, 2014. Raaga.Com wishes the actor birthday greeting. 

Though Shah Rukh Khan is known to be a commercial cinema actor but at heart SRK has great regards for New Wave Cinema or Art Films. The younger generation may perhaps not know but SRK had started his career with Art Cinema filmmakers like Kundan Shah ( KABHI HAAN KABHI NAA), Ketan Mehta (MAYA MEMSAAB) and Amol Palekar ( PAHELI).

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However what is interesting is that Shah Rukh has even done a film called IDIOT directed by Mani Kaul, distinguished art house filmmaker, who made USKI ROTI (1969), which won him the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie. He also won the National Film Award for Best Direction in 1974 for DUVIDHA. He was the student of legendary art house filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak .

Regarding the discrimination of commercial cinema and art cinema Shah Rukh Khan laments, “The demarcation is not healthy for the growth of the industry and people should quit looking down upon filmmakers and actors who are doing commercial cinema.” He added, “Earlier art cinema was called parallel meaning side by side. Then it became commercial and art, intellectual and stupid. And now it has been reduced to single screen and multiplex." 

“What we lack is collaboration. When I see international films, I see Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg come together and do a 'Tintin', which they have grown up with. A R Rahman saab is already doing that,” Concludes SRK