Singer Palash Sen talked about his school batch mate, actor Shah Rukh Khan and revealed how he started singing for him ‘way before Sonu Nigam’. In a new interview, Palash also spoke about not keeping in touch with the actor later in life. He also described how their path towards success has been different. (Also Read | When Shah Rukh Khan gave tour of his school, was reminded how he ‘broke Modern School kids’ teeth’)
Both Palash and Shah Rukh Khan, born in the same year, did their schooling at St Columba’s School in Delhi. Shah Rukh and Palash actively participated in extracurricular activities such as theatre, singing, and sports during their school days. A few years ago, in a documentary called The Inner World Of Shah Rukh Khan, the actor revisited his school, gave his fans a tour of the premises, and met a few old acquaintances.
Speaking with Mashable India, Palash said, “The famous story is that Shah Rukh and I, we were actors in school. We were in the same time and same batch. Basically, Shah Rukh couldn’t sing and I could sing. We did a musical in which I did all the playback singing for Shah Rukh. Way before Sonu Nigam and all these guys sang I was singing for him.”
When asked if Palash got in touch with Shah Rukh later, the singer smiled and shook his head. He also said, “We were buddies in school. We both took, he took the escalator and I took the stairs. So it was like that. In my whole life, there has been a career of 25 years, I have never asked for work from anyone. Never. My family and I believe that kaam do toh merit pe do (give work on basis of merit).”
In 2018, in an interview with Filmfare, Shah Rukh revealed his nickname in school. “Mail gadda, because I used to run very fast, like an express train. Also because my hair used to stand out in front. I’ve troubled many of my teachers. I once convinced my chemistry teacher to give me good marks by telling her I was like her son,” he had said.
Palash founded the band Euphoria in 1998 in Delhi. The group is known for hit tracks such as Dhoom Pichak Dhoom, Maeri, Ab Naa Jaa, Aana Meri Gully, Sone De Maa, Soneya, and Mehfuz among others. Palash made his Bollywood acting debut with Filhaal in 2001. Directed by Meghna Gulzar, the film also starred Tabu and Sushmita Sen.
Shah Rukh will be seen next in Siddharth Anand’s Pathaan along with Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, Dimple Kapadia, and Ashutosh Rana. It is set to release on January 25 in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. He also has Atlee’s Jawan in the pipeline scheduled to release on June 2. Fans will also see Shah Rukh in Rajkumar Hirani’s next film Dunki opposite Taapsee Pannu. It is scheduled to release on December 22.
Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan’s success pushes Shehzada, now clashes with Ant Man: Wise decision? | Bollywood
Pathaan’s record-breaking business at the box office is certainly going to change a lot of things. It has set the benchmark very high, and the first one feeling the heat is Shehzada. Starring Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon in the leading roles, the comedy drama is the Hindi adaptation of the Allu Arjun Telugu hit Ala Vaikunthapuramulloo.
Shehzada’s release has been pushed by a week. The makers have issued a statement, “Shehzada gets a new release date! Out of respect for Pathaan, this Kartik Aaryan Kriti Sanon starrer directed by Rohit Dhawan… will now release on 17th February 2023!”
Is it a wise decision to push the release of a film which is coming just after an event film like Pathaan? In 2022 alone, we had three big examples proving it- Akshay Kumar’s Bachchan Pandey had released on March 18, right after The Kashmir Files (March 11). Kumar himself had admitted that the TKF wave impacted them, “Vivek ji ne Kashmir Files bana kar humara desh ke ek bohot bade dardanak sach ko samne rakha hain. Ye film ek aisi bhet bann kar ayi, ye aur baat hain ki meri picture ko bhi duba diya hain.”
Then came Aaryan’s Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 on May 20. Ayushmann Khurrana’s Anek released next on 27th. Result? While the content itself also comes udner the scanner, the BB2 craze affected it a lot. Ajay Devgn’s mystery drama Drishyam 2 got so big that Varun Dhawan’s Bhediya a week later on November 25 saw a dent in it’s collections.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh says, “There are two ways of looking at this. Earlier, Shehzada had a solitary release date. It had Valentines Day bonus as well on 14th. But now, they have missed out on that, and will clash with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania on 17th. Then a week later, Akshay Kumar- Emraan Hashmi’s Selfiee will release.”
There’s also the argument that for a film like Pathaan, entire families went to watch it. Some even watched it twice or thrice. By doing this, they have already spent a chunk of money, and might be apprehensive going out to see a film so soon. Adarsh replies, “I don’t think so. If there’s a good film, it will run, irrespective of the people’s budget. There is very little breathing space now though, with two films on the same day and another big film just a week later. The audience needs that space.”
Rajender Singh Jyala, chief programming officer, INOX Leisure says back to back releases do well, “I am sure Shehzada makers took the decision after weighing all options. It would have been the third week of Pathaan on 10th, we have enough capacity to run both. The screens for the latter would have reduced, it can’t hold forever. Even RRR and KGF 2, they released within weeks of each other, and both became superhits, same with Gangubai Kathiawadi and The Kashmir Files.”
Meanwhile, we have got to know from our sources that the team of Shehzada, looking at the way Pathaan’s songs have connected, are planning to add another promotional song to their film. Same will be the case with Selfiee. Trade expert Atul Mohan meanwhile emphasises on the clash of Shehzada with Ant Man, “Ant Man is a big film, and they are going to clash now. It is a wait and watch situation.”
AbRam Khan, Kareena, Taimur & others arrive at Karan Johar’s kids bday party | Bollywood
Filmmaker Karan Johar’s twins Yash Johar and Roohi Johar turned a year older and hosted a birthday bash in Mumbai. Several celebrities have reached the party venue with their little ones. In attendance are Shah Rukh Khan’s son AbRam Khan, Gauri Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Taimur Ali Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty and others. Also read: Akash Ambani celebrates son’s birthday with a bash: Karan Johar arrives with Yash and Roohi, Natasa Stankovic joins too
Birthday kids, Yash and Roohi twinned in their outfits with their daddy Karan Johar on the special occasion. The family posed for paparazzi stationed outside the venue. All of them sported an all-black look in matching mickey-mouse themed-sweatshirts.
Following them, Karan Johar’s best friend Kareena Kapoor arrived with her sons, Taimur Ali Khan and Jehangir Ali Khan. While leaving the party, they were seen carrying big blue gift boxes. Abram Khan arrived separately while Gauri Khan was seen entering the bash with Maheep Kapoor.
Besides them, Shilpa Shetty attended with daughter Samisha and son Viaan. Arpita Khan with Ayat Sharma and Shahid Kapoor with Mira Kapoor were also a part of the bash. Neha Dhupia, Shloka Ambani and Manish Malhotra were also seen in a few paparazzi photos.
Karan Johar embraced fatherhood in 2017 and welcomed Yash and Roohi, via surrogacy. Last month, Karan also penned a heartfelt note on parenthood and wrote, “Being a parent is not an emotion … it’s an explosion of every emotion you may have experienced …. Words are not the best way to describe the feeling of being a parent… if only cuddles had a language of their own..thank you for shooting these precious images @ishaannair7.”
It also came with black-and-white photos of Karan and his twins. It featured Karan cuddling his children as he held them while posing for the camera. They sat on a sofa and struck a candid pose while flashing big smiles.
Karan is all set to make his directorial comeback with the upcoming romantic comedy film Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani. The movie stars Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan, and Shabana Azmi, with Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles. It is slated to release on April 28, 2023, in theatres.
Vijay, Trisha come together for pooja ahead of Thalapathy 67 shoot, fans react
After actor Vijay’s upcoming Tamil film Thalapathy 67 was officially announced, the makers held a pooja ahead of the film shoot. Recently, they shared the final list of cast members of the film. The first schedule of the movie will take place in Kashmir. Also read: Thalapathy 67: Fans spot Trisha Krishnan, Sathyaraj on list of those flying to Kashmir for shoot
Thalapathy 67 is the tentative name of the film. It is directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj and marks his reunion with Vijay after Master. The film’s team released a new video where Trisha Krishnan and Vijay appeared together after a long time. The two collaborated previously in films like Ghilli and Thirupaachi.
For the pooja ceremony, Trisha wore a beige colour saree while Vijay opted for a dark olive green shirt with denim pants. Besides them, actors Arjun Sarja, Mansoor Ali Khan, and Priya Anand who are a part of Thalapathy 67 were also a part of the event.
Reacting to the video, fans were left excited to see Trisha and Vijay together in a film after a long time. One of them commented, “Can’t wait to see Thalapathy and Trisha pair up again on screen. It’s been 14 years of wait.” “It’s happy to see Thalapathy Vijay and Trisha together once again,” added another one. Someone also said, “My heart is racing because Vijay and Trisha just looked at each other.”
Recently, the film’s team left for their first schedule in Kashmir. Fans got to learn about the team’s travel and even dug out the entire passenger list to learn the names of actors and crew members who will be part of film. It included Trisha, Sathyaraj and Priya. Their photos from Chennai airport also surfaced on social media.
Thalapathy 67 is going to be a gangster film, as per director Lokesh. He recently revealed that the film won’t be a part of his cinematic universe, called LCU – Lokesh Cinematic Universe. After rumours of the same, Lokesh clarified at the trailer launch event of the recently released Tamil film, Laththi. He said, “I can’t talk about the project now. But I can say that it won’t be part of the universe. It’ll be a gangster film but I can only share more information about the project after the release of Varisu.” It’s going to be one of the biggest releases in the Tamil film industry.
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