Monday, March 16, 2015

Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan yet again at loggerheads?

Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan are yet again at loggerheads, though not literally but will be having a clash during Eid festival in 2016 with their respective movies. 

Salman Khan is known for exploiting Eid, the Muslim festival. Remember since 2009 when his WANTED hit the jackpot, Salman has been consistently tapping the Eid festival and minting money. Remember DABANGG (2010); BODYGUARD (2011); EK THA TIGER (2012); KICK (2014)

However Shah Rukh, on the other hand, made his Bollywood debut with super hit BAAZIGAR, a Diwali release in 1993. Hence he preferred a Diwali release. All his initial releases on the festival of Diwali were blockbusters. DILWALE DHULANIYA LE JAYENGE (1995), DIL TO PAGAL HAI (1997), KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI (1998) DON (2006); OM SHANTI OM (2007) and MOHABBATEIN (2000). However after he tasted success with CHENNAI EXPRESS, an Eid release he has decided to tap the Eid festival. 

Thus both the Khans are planning to release their respective films. According to reports Shah Rukh plans to release his Rahul Dholakia's RAEES, while Salman Khan is aiming to have his Yash Raj Film SULTAN. There is tug of war between both Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan to exploit this festive season of Eid. 

However what is most interesting is that neither Salman has started shooting for Sultan nor Shah Rukh has started shooting for Raees but both are eying the hotspot of Eid festival 2016 and why not because Eid festival over the years has been the safest bet at the box office for a hit.

Govt. to strip Saif Ali Khan’s Padma Shri honor?

Can a nation, which honors it’s citizen with the country’s highest civilian honor like Padma Shri confiscate the same recognition from the individual for indulging in a crime as petite as a brawl? 

Well the BJP government seems to be doing the same by striping the Padma Shri Award bestowed upon actor Saif Ali Khan for indulging in a violent act against a South Africa-based businessman in Mumbai’s posh Colaba restaurant in 2012! Though the decision is yet pending but efforts have been accelerated by the Union Ministry to take quick action and the Mumbai police are being pressurized to act sternly against Saif Ail Khan

According to latest reports the Union Home Ministry has seriously taken the complaint filed by RTI activist Subhash Agrawal demanding stripping of Padma Shri Award to Saif Ali Khan in light of the brawl between Saif Ali Khan and South Africa-based businessman Iqbal Mir Sharma in Mumbai restaurant.

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Responding to Mr. Agrawal’s complaint the Union Ministry has initiated action and has begun pressuring the Mumbai Police to speed up the case which is pending since several years. 

However Krishna Prakash, additional Mumbai CP (south region) denied knowledge regarding any such communication from the Union Home Ministry for a report on the Saif Ali Khan case. Even the senior PI Rameshwar Suple expressed ignorance in the matter. 

Besides Saif Ali Khan, Subhash Agrawal has also targeted Arun Firodia, Indian businessman and chairman of Kinetic Group, India's leading manufacturers and exporters of two wheelers. He was awarded the Padmashri, fourth highest civilian award of India, in 2012

If the government begins dancing on the tunes of such RTI complaints then many celebrities and distinguished citizens of India will be stripped of their prestigious ‘Government Honor’ because ‘To err is human’ and there is no mortal on earth, who has not done some sins. 

For instance Shah Ruk Khan is awarded Padma Shri, so should the government also strip his Padma Shri honor for his infamous brawl at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium?