Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Aditya Chopra to direct Shah Rukh and Salman Khan in his next film!

Yes, you have read it! 

Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan have been eventually signed by Yash Raj Film (YRF) to work together for their upcoming film. Interestingly both Shah Rukh and Salman Khan have applauded the script and have given their nod for working in the film. 

It may be remembered that the two Khans will share the screen after a gap of over 14. They were both last seen together in HUM TUMHARE HAIN SANAM (2002). 

Reports has it that Aditya Chopra is so impressed by the script that he has decided to direct the film himself. It may be noted that Aditya Chopra too would be wielding megaphone after seven years, when he introduced Anuksha Sharma opposite Shah Rukh Khan in RAB NE BANA DI JODI (2008).

According to a film unit member the movie is a love story with a ‘difference’ consisting of a two hero tale. The female casting is to be finalized. 

The unit member said, “Initially Adi Sahab had decided to cast latest heartthrob Ranveer Singh opposite Shah Rukh but after Adi Sahab observed Shah Rukh and Salman Khan coming closer, particularly when Shah Rukh Khan unveiled Salman Khan’s movie BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN first look and Salman Khan reciprocated his warmth by promoting Shah Rukh Khan's upcoming film RAEES, Adi Sahab decided to cash on the golden opportunity at the earliest!” 

“Frankly speaking a Shah Rukh-Salman combination is hundred times more lethal than Shah Rukh - Ranveer Jodi. Hence without thinking twice Adi Sahab replaced Ranveer with Salman Khan, who fortunately liked the script. As regards Shah Rukh, he had already given his nod to him,” informed a source. 

According to buzz though an official statement is yet to be released by Yash Raj Films but insiders claim the film will go on floor on 2016.

I AM KALAM filmmaker: I wish to make a biopic on Dr Kalam because there is a Kalam in every child!

The death of Ex-President Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam, the 'Missile Man' and popularly revered as 'People's President' has shattered the entire nation at large. Bollywood too could not overcome this great loss.

From Lata Mangeshkar to Amitabh Bachchan to Shah Rukh Khan to Varun Dhawan the entire film fraternity was taken aback by his sudden death and the social networking sites were flooded with condolences messages paying homage to Bharat Ratna Dr. Kalam, who remained in politics without being a ‘politician’!

While Amitabh Bachchan lamented not having met Dr. Kalam in person, he felt proud of having a telephone conversation just before he was announced to be the next President of India.

Eminent filmmaker and Oscar award winning film lyrist Gulzar, paid a glowing tribute to Dr. Kalam by his autobiographical video film APJ ABDUL KALAM KI KAHANI GULZAR KI ZUBANI, a poignant and highly inspirational documentary sketching the journey of Dr. Kalam from a poor son of a boat man to becoming President of India. 

The other noteworthy homage was paid by famed lyricist Javed Akhtar, who said, “The greatest aspect of Dr. Kalam was his style of leading his life. It was indeed exemplary. The way he thought, the way he spoke, the way he lived... all that should be a torchlight guiding us and we should keep him alive in our hearts." 

Music wizard and Oscar award winner AR Rahman in his tribute rightly said that Dr. Kalam encouraged every child to dream. His quotation ‘You have to dream before your dreams can come true’ made many children fulfill their dream. Rahman mourned, “Today, we have lost a great leader who inspired our young minds to feel that we live in the greatest nation on earth and that each one of them can achieve great things.”

Filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda, who made the brilliant film I AM KALAM that, won accolades at Cannes International Film Festival 2010 paying homage to the departed soul said, “I've lost a hero in Dr Kalam because his humbleness and simplicity was above his genius as a scientist and a President.Despite holding the highest office in the country and commanding such respect, he was down to earth. Dr. Kalam was a man full of admiration and awe.” 

He mourned. “Today we've become so greedy; there are corrupt people everywhere. No matter how successful we are, we always want more but Dr. Kalam was an exception. He believed in giving rather than selflessly minting money. Dr Kalam was the last hero of my generation; of this generation. And I've lost him today,” 

Asked on making a movie on Dr. Kalam he said, “Today when biopics are made on gangsters and the infamous, I would love to make a biopic on Dr APJ Abdul Kalam because Dr. Kalam’s story is the story of every child of India.”

He added, “There is a Kalam in every child. Every child dreams to break out of situational shackles and achieve something in life. Dr. Kalam changed his own destiny. He rewrote his destiny by his sheer hard work, passion and achieved his dreams. Dr. Kalam’s story is thus inspiring to all of us because he is a role model, a person one could be followed, especially children.”