The otherwise calm Aamir Khan recently went to the Mumbai Police to complain about a 'defamatory' campaign that has been launched against him on many leading social networking sites, in an attempt to stain his repute.
He met up with Sadanand Date (Joint Police Commissioner (Crime) on Saturday at the Mumbai Police's HQ, to discuss about the 'false and malicious messages' which were being spread like wildfire via mediums like Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp etc... He stated that this was done in order to malign his reputation in accordance with his TV show 'Satyamev Jayate' (SMJ). Speaking about this, Sadanand Date said that Aamir had complained to them (Mumbai Police) regarding a few objectionable messages which were getting circulated with him and his show as the subject matter. He added that, while the preliminary enquiry is on at the moment, Aamir was likely to share more details with them soon.
Meanwhile, Aamir had even communicated to the Facebook officials asking them to respond to his distress call. He stated that the social media mediums were being used as a vehicle to spread the rumors which alleged that the donations that were being sought in 'SMJ' was in relation to an entity claiming to be working in the field of Masjid Construction Assistance and placement assistance for the Islamic youngsters. Aamir clarified that the first season of 'SMJ' was associated with the Humanity Trust that's based in Hanspukur (West Bengal), that's also a charitable hospital run by Dr Ajoy Mistry and his mother Subhashini Mistry, very much unlike the name that were being mentioned on the social media platforms.
Aamir also clarified strongly that all of the donations which were sought in 'SMJ' were channelized totally for the deserving and secular causes.
Known for their sleek thrillers, director duo Abbas -Mustan have never been able to cast the megastar Amitabh Bachchan in their films. And now, the duo has finally managed to rope in Big B for their upcoming untitled venture.
Denying the rumours of Big B being a part of Race 3, Abbas-Mustan maintained that this is a different film and will see Amitabh playing the role of a family man who has several children and a murder changes his life as he gets dragged into an intriguing and mysterious world. The director duo also revealed that apart from Big B, this film will have two male and female leads but the details of this cast are yet to be finalized.
Though Madhur Bhandarkar has never repeated the lead actors in his films, he is all set to change his rule. The filmmaker has roped in Priyanka Chopra, who has previously played an aspiring model in his film Fashion, for his next titled Madamji.
Revealing about his association with the actress, Madhur stated that he is trying to work out the modalities with Priyanka but he also maintained that he will be working on Calendar Girl first. The main reason behind this decision is the fact that the actress is currently busy with Mary Kom's biopic and will later have to start with Zoya Akhtar's Dil Dhadakne Do.
Madamji is said to be a story about an item girl who gets into politics.
Juhi Chawla, whose latest film Gulaab Gang released last Friday, received a severe personal setback with the sad demise of her brother Bobby Chawla on Sunday. Bobby, who was in a coma since 2010 at the Jaslok Hospital, passed away on Sunday morning.
Apparently Bobby's condition was serious for a long time, and was in coma since April 2010 after suffering a massive stroke while having a dinner at a restaurant. Tweeting her heartfelt grief Juhi posted, "This is the perfect screenplay...look at how my brother timed it ... He gave me the biggest gift of my lifetime...saw its release... And..."
Bollywood Hungama team sends out heartfelt condolences to Juhi and family.
Iconic Tamil mega-star Rajinikanth's first and last public appearance for his latest film Kochadaiyaan was at the film's music launch on Sunday morning in Chennai. He intends to stay out of the marketing and promotions after the music and trailer launch.
Shah Rukh Khan in whose production Ra.One Rajinikanth had made a cameo appearance was prominently present at the event on Sunday morning, though he didn't release the music.
The honour of releasing the trailer and music of Kochadaiyaan went to the veteran filmmaker K. Balachander.
Shah Rukh in fact volunteered to be present at the big event and even offered to bring Deepika Padukone alongwith him.
Says a source, "Deepika is shooting with Shah Rukh for Happy New Year. It is at present impossible for her to fly down to Chennai or anywhere else. But Shah Rukh not only offered to fly down in a private jet he also agreed to take Deepika in the chartered flight."
Confirming these occurrences, the film's co-producer Dr Murli Manohar says, "The event went off spectacularly. All the roads leading to the event were blocked by Rajniji's fans. Our leading lady Deepika Padukone flew down with Shah Rukh in a private jet for just a few hours. But it was not a jet sent by Rajinikanthji. Rajinji has never in his life travelled by a private jet. It was Shah Rukh who has arranged the jet for himself and Deepika. He wanted to be there for Rajiniji's special moment."
Apparently, Rajinikanth is deeply moved by Shah Rukh's gesture.
Ten minutes of the film Kochadaiyaan was screened for the press.
Explains Dr Murli, "There were many misconceptions about the '3D Motion Capture Technique' that Kochadaiyaan has used. It is not animation film. We wanted to show the world the difference between a cartoon film and 3D Motion Capture. We wanted to dispel the notion."
The actor who plays a dazed zonked-out father prowling the streets of London aimlessly in Eeshwar Niwas' Total Siyapaa is fortunately a lot more focused in real life.
He now moves to a new level in his vocation as gyan guru, On March 9, 10 and 11, Anupam will helm a life-coaching workshop in Landour near Mussorie. The 3-day workshop will find Anupam sharing life-related gyan with hand-picked students.
Says Anupam, "There will be just ten students in the life-coaching workshop. I won't be gifting gyan to them. I don't see myself as a guru. I just want to share my life's experiences, whether it's acting, writing or teaching."
The Landour landscape handpicked for this exclusive interactive session is not coincidental. It will eventually be the venue for Anupam's therapeutic school where spiritual emotional and physical healing would be provided for the very exclusive casualties of life.
While Anupam continues to dole out gyan through his verbal and written discourses, his acting career goes great guns. His latest release Total Siyapaa has him doing some very naughty things with a British prostitute in the back of a van.
Chuckles Anupam, "I didn't do the film for these naughty scenes. I did it for the pleasure of working with my wife Kirron. She is very talented and Total Siyapaa is her film. Not mine. I just have a small role. I did the film because we've never worked together before."
Shoojit Sircar, whose last film Madras Cafe got him worldwide critical acclaim, is now all set to be back with a great gala offering in the form of Piku.
The film, which is expected to begin in July this year, deals with a different take on the relationship of a father and daughter. Sircar has signed the legendary Amitabh Bachchan to play the father, while Deepika Padukone will be playing his daughter. Besides them, the film will also star Irrfan Khan in a very important role.
Shah Rukh Khan has always been a self-confessed fan of Rajinikanth. So much so that he had the legendary actor feature in a cameo in Ra.One and also paid a tribute to him in Chennai Express with a special song dedicated to him.
And now, the stars will be seen together yet again at a special event. The news is that, tomorrow, SRK will now be flying in a charter plane to Chennai to attend the trailer and music launch of Kochadaiiyaan, a film which stars Rajinikanth as well as his Chennai Express co-star Deepika Padukone. In the charter plane, SRK will be joined by Deepika Padukone, AR Rahman and others. Talking about the development, the film's director Soundarya Rajinikanth Ashwin said that they are delighted with Shah Rukh Khan attending the function. She added that SRK, who always has been vocal about his support towards Rajinikanth's work, has now gone out of his way to be a part of the launch.