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Spotted: Shah Rukh Khan shoots at Blenheim Palace for ‘FAN’

Shah Rukh Khan - FAN in Oxford - Mark Hemsworth
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The UK schedule of Yash Raj Films’ FAN kicked off in Oxford, England yesterday. Superstar Shah Rukh Khan filmed scenes for the movie at Blenheim Palace with a crew of 300 people including several extras from the UK. 

Blenheim Palace and its stunning gardens and parkland have been used as a location for many exciting feature films and television documentaries over the years.

Acclaimed film-maker and Visit Britain brand ambassador Karan Johar also shot with Khan at Blenheim Palace for UK blockbuster Kabhi Kushi Kabhie Gham almost fifteen-years ago. 

According the The Oxford Times, various scenes were shot around the palace. One such scene featured a red carpet rolled out in the main courtyard. 

BollyNewsUK can confirm that Shah Rukh Khan is now filming for FAN in London. 

FAN is directed by Maneesh Sharma and produced by Aditya Chopra. The film is set to release in UK cinemas later this year through Yash Raj Films.

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Shah Rukh Khan - FAN in Oxford - Red Carpet- Mark Hemsworth
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Irrfan clears the air about ‘Welcome To Karachi’

Irrfan Khan - LIFF 2013Irrfan who is being dragged into a controversy with Vashu Bhagnani’s ‘Welcome To Karachi’ has cleared the air saying that he amicably parted ways with the producer owing to creative differences. Talking about the same, a source close to Irrfan added, “The producers were informed well in advance about Irrfan not being part of the film.

Irrfan was taken aback with the way the whole thing has been blown out of proportion. Talking about it, the actor added, “Why would I do something of this sort to a producer. I had been involved in Welcome to Karachi right from the scripting stage since a year and a half when there were no producers. When Vashuji came on board as the producer, he wanted to start immediately, but I felt we were unprepared. I suggested we delay the shoot to plan things as it’s a character-based film and needs good actors, who can get the Karachi accent right. I didn’t think we were ready with the climax either. But they were impatient to go ahead with the shoot.” To which the producer reportedly said, “I am okay if you do or don’t do the film.”

”This attitude was the exact thing which prompted me to walk away from the project. Later, I even agreed to do a cameo in the film. I even returned the money I had received from him for the shoot,” added the D-Day actor.

Welcome to Karachi is currently being shot in London and will also be filmed in other parts of the United Kingdom.

Spotted: Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh and Tamannaah in London

Actors Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh and Tamannaah filmed scenes for their upcoming film Humshakals at Hyde Park Corner in London earlier today. 

Directed by Sajid Khan, Humshakals is produced by Vashu Bhagnani and also stars Bipasha Basu and Esha Gupta.

Check out the photos here:

Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Tamanaah in London , Humshakals (2)

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Yash Chopra resumes shooting with Shah Rukh and Anushka in London

Yash Chopra has started the second UK schedule of his highly anticipated untitled next in London with Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma.

After a short schedule in Mumbai, the second UK schedule of the film started on Sunday, June 3rd with Shah Rukh Khan in London. Anushka Sharma joined her Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi co-star a few days later.

While the media and fans were speculating that the other leading actress of the film, Katrina Kaif, flew out to Singapore to attend the annual IIFA awards, BollyNewsUK can confirm that the 27-year-old actress flew into London with her costume designer Manish Malhotra and filmmaker Karan Johar. 

We can also exclusively reveal that Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma  filmed scenes near Embankment and the river Thames in the last few days. However, the shooting on two days was disrupted due to heavy rains in the British capital.

The cast and crew had a day off on Friday and will not be shooting on Saturday either. Katrina Kaif, who arrived on Friday will reportedly start shooting on Sunday along with Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma. Kaif was however, spotted spending time with her sister who lives in London.

BollyNewsUK can also reveal that another schedule in Europe is planned for the film. Yash Chopra’s yet-untitled film will release on Diwali this year through Yash Raj Films.

Here is an exclusive image of Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma on a bike in Central London.

Photo Credit: Hindustan Times

Spotted: John Abraham being mobbed on the streets of London (March 2011)

John Abraham filmed scenes for his upcoming film Desi Boyz at a house  in Northwood (London) .
As the word of the filming spread around, especially in an area where many Indians live, it was only a matter of a few hours that more than fifty fans were standing outside the house to catch a glimpse of their favourite actors. Many girls and aunties were shouting “We want John” repeatedly and some had been waiting for over five hours.

The Jhoota Hi Sahi star did come out for a few seconds to check if the scene he just filmed inside the house was satisfactory or needed to be reshot. While I was chatting with the Indian crew members, I overheard a mother asking her five year old son if he knows who that guy is (pointing at John Abraham).

The little boy replied: “Kunal from Dostana!”

John decided to meet them for a few minutes and within a few seconds he was surrounded by a lot of people. He posed for pictures, signed mobile covers and was basically mobbed like never before. His security guard was joined by Deepika Padukone’s bodyguard and they had a tough time when the road was blocked with fans trying to get pictures of the star.

Check out these exclusive pictures:

This article and these pictures were first published on BollySpice: http://bollyspice.com/808/exclusive-on-the-sets-of-desi-boyz-in-london/3

Sneak Preview: Deepika Padukone at The Grand, Clapham Junction

Here is an exclusive sneak preview of Deepika Padukone at a London nightclub, filming for Homi Adajania’s Cocktail. The film also stars Saif Ali Khan and model Diana Penty.

The sequences were cheroegraphed by Bosco-Caesar and the club’s real disco jockey was used to play the music. The Love Aaj Kal actress danced on a remix of Rolling in the deep, similar to the following:

More Exclusive Pictures from the night will come out in this month’s Ishq Magazine, Germany.

The film is slated to release early next year.

Teri Meri Kahani

Kunal Kohli’s next, tentatively title Teri Meri Kahani has been shooting in England since last month. Leading actress Priyanka Chopra only arrived a day before the first day of the shoot, after wrapping up a cameo in Shah Rukh Khan’s RA.ONE.

Shahid Kapoor who plays the leading hero in the film was already in London for a shot vacation. The 30-year-old actor was often seen shopping around in the West End and indulging in pan-Asian noodles at restaurants.

The first UK schedule started in Stratford upon Avon on the 22nd July and was wrapped up in five days.Scenes for the movie were filmed outside town pubs, on the river, at the bandstand and outside Shakespeare’s birthplace.

Teri Neri Kahani is a story of a young couple, Krish (Shahid Kapoor) and Radha (Priyanka Chopra) who fall in love. According to Mr Bahri, the producer of the film, it was essential for them to shoot in Stratford, birth place of William Shakespeare, as references are made to him in the story.

“We came here to do a recce and as we walked into Henley Street we just knew we had to film here. Stratford as a location has never been seen before in Bollywood,” he told the Stratford upon Avon Harold, a local newspaper.

On last Saturday filming took place at the Old Thatch Tavern. The scene involved the Jab We Met actor getting ‘arrested’ and taken to a ‘police station’ (the tourist information office). Scenes were also shot at the bank of river Avon in a boat where the couple fell asleep together after an all-night party.

The Bandstand was used to film the all-night party on Monday evening and shooting continued until the early hours of Tuesday in Bards Walk. Kunal Kohli, the director of this love story also filmed some scenes outside the Birthplace of Shakespeare on Tuesday night.On Wednesday, the last day in Stratford, the crew filmed in the empty Royal Shakespeare Company’s Courtyard Theatre where both actors performed on stage portraying their roles respectively.

The cast and crew has since moved to Nottingham where they will continue their second UK schedule until the 13th of August. The actors started shooting at the prestigious University of Nottingham on Friday, the 29th July. They filmed in Nottingham and Long Eaton with Priyanka Chopra until the 8th of August. Shahid Kapoor and new actress Neha Sharma will continue filming until the 12th of August 2011, where one day of shoot will also take place in Leeds.

Most of the crew will be leaving the UK on the 13th of August 2011.