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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau meets Shah Rukh Khan

The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, along with his family have been exploring India during a current visit to the sub-continent.

Truedeau also attended the ‘Canada-India Celebration of Film’ event with his family, where he met Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan to discuss new co-production opportunities between the Hindi Film Industry and the Canadian Film Industry.

Khan has filmed for Karan Johar’s Kal Ho Naa Ho in the Canadian capital Toronto, which was despicted as New York in the movie. He has also performed in Toronto for the SLAM concert along with Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan and others.

Bollywood movies filmed in Canada include Thank You, Tum Bin, International Khiladi, Dr. Cabbie, Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi, Mr & Mrs Khiladi, Bewafaa and Humko Deewana Kar Gaye.

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The Prime Minister also met and interacted with actors Aamir Khan and Farhan Akhtar at the event.

Photos: Shah Rukh Khan awarded at the World Economic Forum

Bollywood Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has been awarded at the World Economic Forum 2018 in Davos, Switzerland 

The 24th Annual Crystal Awards celebrate the achievements of outstanding artists who have shown exemplary commitment to improving the state of the world. The service of others is not a choice, but a duty we have to all perform in the name of humankind, he says.

Shah Rukh Khan received a Crystal Award from the hands of Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship Chairperson and Co-Founder Hilde Schwab during the ceremony, where Cate Blanchett and Sir Elton John were also awarded. 

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Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Zero’ releasing on 21st December 2018

Shah Rukh Khan & Aanand L Rai’s film is titled as ZERO is releasing in UK cinemas on 21st December 2018. 

Red Chillies Entertainment and Colour Yellow Production come together to bring the film, also starring Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif in leading roles, produced by Gauri Khan, Zero is all set to release by 21st December 2018.

Watch the Zero Title Announcement here:

Directed by Aanand L Rai and starring Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif ZERO is all set to release in UK cinemas by 21st December 2018. A UK distributor has not been confirmed yet. 

Interview: “We should start a campaign in the UK, to make me the next Indian James Bond” – Shah Rukh Khan

srk-mahiraHe is known as the biggest movie star in the world, yet not everyone in the UK knows him. Meet Shah Rukh Khan; Bollywood superstar who has appeared in over 80 Bollywood films and won 14 Filmfare Awards, India’s equivalent of the Oscars.

The Bollywood star boasts of 23 million followers on Twitter and 22 million likes on Facebook. Even over a decade ago, his movie Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) was the highest-grossing film of the year, ahead of James Cameron’s Titanic at Cineworld Feltham, west-London, which testaments his popularity among south-Asians living here.

Besides owning a plush house on Park Lane in London, Khan has filmed numerous movies here. He was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in Arts and Culture by the University of Bedfordshire in 2009. In 2015, he was conferred with a 2nd UK honorary doctorate degree by the University of Edinburgh, given in recognition of his success as an actor with a global reach and his outstanding record of philanthropy, altruism and humanitarianism.

However, Khan’s stardom often sees him involved in controversies. His latest release RAEES was dragged into the political tensions that erupted last year between India and Pakistan, as the leading actress of the film, Mahira Khan, is Pakistani. Political parties had threatened to attack cinemas that would screen the flick. The actor had to go and meet the head of the political party MNS in Mumbai to negotiate a safe and smooth release. Apparently, the politician demanded that the actress shall not promote the film in India in any which way and apparently, Khan agreed.

Speaking about the controversy to BollyNewsUK, he said, “There was a time controversies bothered and disturbed me. I just couldn’t understand why some of the things were happening. Then l realised, that is what I do for a living. I make and release films. A Shah Rukh Khan film is an occasion for many people. I have realised that it’s more important that families across the globe have the option to watch my movies. I now know that it’s my responsibility to make the experience of watching the film for the viewer as comfortable as possible.”

Even in 2015, his film Dilwale faced bans in India after Khan commented about “intolerance” in India and was branded “anti-National” by many. “I have realised with my film “Dilwale” (2015) that I am putting viewers at discomfort. They want to see the film but there are situations due to controversies, which make the experience awkward. In the past, I have not understood why, but people have attacked my stand on certain things. I am clear that my stand now is for the viewer to be able to go and watch my film without fear.”

“After working in the industry for twenty-five years, I think its now my job that a film reaches everyone. I’m okay with going to meet people to explain to them what the film is about and hear their opinion to make it a smooth release. I have realised that I need to do this and well in-time, not two days before the film is out. I have started the process much earlier. If people have issues, I will address them,” said Khan.

SRK, as he is often called by friends and fans, also worked with ex-porn star Sunny Leone for a special song in his new film. While Sunny has enjoyed stardom in India, this is the first time a mainstream superstar has worked with the porn star-turned-actress.

Talking about the special song, a recreated version of Bollywood hit ‘Laila Main Laila’, he said “We wanted to capture the time period, the costumes and the feel. That is why we did not go for a popular Hindi film actress. Sunny Leone is marvellous. We did not want to take a famous actress for it as it’s not meant to be an item number. In the film, the song is one of the most crucial moments.”

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Khan, who owns Red Chillies Entertainment with wife Gauri Khan, has is eyes set to get into international distribution as well, after producing movies and ads in India.  “I am very clear that at Red Chillies Entertainment we want to start slowly distributing films ourselves. We have done that in India. To begin with, we have to partner with studios and ZEE is a good partner for the UK and USA for Raees. It’s easier now to get into overseas distribution. We have regular distributors and the business model has become easier. Its not for any other reason. All other distributors like Yash Raj Films, Eros International and UTV etc. are fantastic. But the main concern is that filmmaking has become more expensive. We want to market them a certain way and control how they released. We are making more than one film a year now and we know them better than studios. Dear Zindagi was only released in multiplex cinemas. We felt that this model will work for the film. If we had a distribution partner, they may have assumed that it’s a Shah Rukh Khan film and needs that kind of a release. But Dear Zindagi was not a Shah Rukh Khan film of a commercial calibre. The overseas release is very important, more so for me. My films sometimes do better overseas than domestically. That keeps us going. The overseas markets are perhaps bigger for me than for any other actor, ” said the actor.

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SRK has often played negative characters throughout his career and those have often stayed the most memorable for his fans such as his portrayals in Baazigar, Darr and Don. Talking about revisiting a negative character he said, “I have a simple take on these negative characters; you can either like them or dislike them. As a character, I never try to justify them. If he is bad, he is bad. I don’t make any excuses for the character as an actor. Inherently, this character is a bit of a tragic hero. He makes some mistakes, which turn out more than what he had bargained for. He has a choice to get away with it and never be paying for his mistake, but he takes responsibility for his actions. This makes his somehow heroic, or the protagonist. I think, what people will take away from the film is that you need to take responsibility of your actions, whatever the outcome may be.”

Shah Rukh Khan was named the 2nd richest actor in the world but does not have his eyes set on Hollywood like other Bollywood exports Priyanka Chopra (Quantico, Baywatch) and Deepika Padukone (xXx – The Return of Xander Cage).

“Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone as well as others like Irrfan Khan, Om Puri and Anupam Kher have done a great job. They are opening doors for Indians in the western film industry. I am too old to take advantage of it. I’ll make films in India. But we should start a campaign in the UK to make me the next Indian James Bond. I’ll be a third generation Indian living in London, who joins the MI6,” says Khan laughing.

Meet & Greet Shah Rukh Khan & team Dilwale in London on 1st December 2015

Dilwale UK Release - Red Chillies Entertainment (14)Red Chillies Entertainment is bringing the stars of Dilwale to London and fans will have an opportunity to meet and greet Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon on 1st December 2015. 

Fans and audiences can expect to see the cast of Dilwale set the stage on fire at the famous west-London multiplex from 19:30. Get there early to secure a good spot. 

Where:Cineworld Feltham, Leisure West, Air Park Way, Feltham TW13 7LX

Dilwale is a family entertainer with a perfect blend of action, romance and comedy. Dilwale stars Kajol, Shah Rukh Khan, Kriti Sanon, Varun Dhawan, Varun Sharma, Vinod Khanna, Kabir Bedi, Johnny Lever, Boman Irani and Sanjay Mishra.

The film is produced by Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt. Ltd. in association with Rohit Shetty Productions and marketed and distributed by UTV Motion Pictures in the United Kingdom.

It will release in UK cinemas 18th December 2015.

Watch Manma Emotion Jaage from the film here:

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

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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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Exclusive: “Will choreograph for Dilwale if SRK asks me” – Farah Khan

Farah Khan at London Asian Film FestivalChoreographer-turned-director Farah Khan is currently in London for the 17th London Asian Film Festival.

The Happy New Year director today attended a  choreography  master class at the Southbank Centre and a sing-along screening of Om Shanti Om starring Shah Rukh Khan at Prince Charles Cinema in the West End.   

At the master class earlier today, Khan clarified that it’s a myth that she worked for veteran choreographer Saroj Khan during the making of Aamir Khan starrer Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar. In fact, Farah was assisting the director, Mansoor Khan, and only took over as the choreographer once Saroj Khan walked out. 

Farah also recalled how the same almost happened during the making of the iconic Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. “Aditya Chopra and Shah Rukh Khan called me from Switzerland and asked me if I can come the following day to shoot a song for them because Saroj Khan had not landed up on set. As much as I wanted to go, I was committed to doing a song with, hold your hearts, Nana Patekar. I couldn’t cancel that shoot as it would have been unethical and told them [SRK and Aditya Chopra] that it would be the same thing that she [Saroj Khan] did to them. I think, she found out that they called me and thought ‘This can’t happen again’ and ended up doing the song in Switzerland. However, Aditya later asked me to choreograph Ruk Ja O Dil Deewane at a set in Mumbai.”

In an interview with Bollywood reporter Sunny Malik, Farah also said that if Shah Rukh Khan asks her, she will go back to choreography for his next home production, Dilwale, directed by Rohit Shetty. 

“I have just seen on Twitter that they have started filming for Dilwale. If Shah Rukh asks me to do a song for the film, I will do it,” said the director who has directed the world-famous actor in Main Hoon Na, Om Shanti Om and most recently in Happy New Year. 

However, Farah Khan has no interest in choreographing movie songs otherwise. “It has been twenty-three-years. I’ll do a one-off song now and then. But I don’t want to continuously do choreography.”

 

Photos: Shooting for Rohit Shetty’s ‘Dilwale’ starts

Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd’s (RCE) and Rohit Shetty Productions’ film Dilwale’s shoot kicked off yesterday in India.

Directed by Rohit Shetty, Dilwale has an ensemble cast which includes Kajol, Shah Rukh Khan, Kriti Sanon, Varun Dhawan, Varun Sharma, Boman Irani, Vinod Khanna, Kabir Bedi, Sanjay Mishra, Johnny Lever, Chetna Pandey, Mukesh Tiwari and Murli Sharma. 

Directed by Rohit Rohit started the first day of the shoot with all boys brigade of the film; Varun (Dhawan), Varun (Sharma), Sanjay and Johnny. The rest of the cast will soon join the shoot.

Written by Sajid – Farhad, the film’s music has been given by Pritam and the cinematographer of the film is Dudley. The film is slated to release this Christmas. A UK distributor has not been announced yet. Here’s to another Rohit Shetty Style flick!

Check out images from the first day here:

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Shah Rukh Khan to shoot for ‘FAN’ in London

Shah Rukh Khan at Happy New Year promotions in LondonYash Raj Films’ highly anticipated next, FAN starring superstar Shah Rukh Khan will commence principal filming in the United Kingdom this month. 

FAN is directed by  Maneesh Sharma and produced by Aditya Chopra under Yash Raj Films. The film has been written by Habib Faisal and already had filming schedules in India, primarily at Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai.

Khan has previously filmed blockbusters Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and most recently Yash Chopra’s Jab Tak Hai Jaan in the English capital. 

Shah Rukh Khan’s FAN will also have a short schedule in Croatia this month after which the London schedule will begin. The production house has not confirmed a release date for the film yet.

 

Shah Rukh Khan mobbed by fans while leaving a Hotel in Central London during the promotions of Chennai Express.
Shah Rukh Khan mobbed by fans while leaving a Hotel in Central London during the promotions of Chennai Express.

Watch: SRK immortalized in 3D printed model

Redchillies.VFX has been known for its innovation and excellence in special effects. But they have never shied away from taking the excellence one step ahead. As a special gift to Shah Rukh Khan, Redchillies.VFX and Autodesk India came together to make the world’s first life size 3D printed model in his signature pose.

“It’s the first 3D printed life-size model done by Redchillies.VFX and Autodesk team. It is overwhelming how technology has gone forward. I am grateful to be a part of this amazing technology. This is outstanding and I am dying to show it to my kids. Its silver and shiny statue of mine in my classic pose. I want to thank Keitan, Harry, Red Chillies VFX team and Autodesk team who have worked on it. It’s the figure of work I have done for all these years,” says SRK. 

This life size model has been designed in India and is the first of its kind around the world.

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SRK thanks fans via audio Tweet

Shah Rukh Khan Happy New Year SLAM Press Conference in London (2)Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, recently seen in UK Blockbuster Happy New Year, has sent out an audio message to his 10 million Twitter followers.

SRK used Audio Card, one of the newest Twitter innovations to thank his fans after reaching 10 million followers on Twitter yesterday. He is the second most followed user on Twitter in India and has over 12 million ‘likes’ on his official Facebook page.

In the past, SRK has also used the platform for various forms of outreach including a Q&A where he responds to his fan’s questions via the hashtag #AskSrk frequently and he recently delighted his fans through a personalised video message and a digitally autographed poster mentioning the names of his fans for Red Chillies Entertainments’ film Happy New Year.

Photos: Happy New Year-SLAM team wows the UK

Director Farah Khan; actress Deepika Padukone; actors Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani and Vivaan Shah charmed the UK media at the Happy New Year-SLAM Press Conference at Montcalm Marble Arch recently.

Presented by Yash Raj Films, Farhath Hussain and Think Events jointly, the Happy New Year-SLAM Press Conference was held in relation to this year’s biggest Bollywood film release and the most spectacular, Bollywood live event of the decade respectively, both featuring the industry’s most celebrated luminaries. The event was hosted by British Asian actor Ameet Chana.

On working with Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone said, “When you’ve worked with someone it makes the process so much easier. He tells me, if we are doing a particular scene together, he will tell me what to do and I will always trust him. I will never question it.”

Speaking about the experience Shah Rukh Khan said, “Everyone has to do a film like Happy New Year in their career, and I am blessed to do this. The worst thing about the end of this tour is that we are going to miss each other the most.”

Speaking about the film Abhishek Bachchan said, “I feel like every film has its own destiny. You choose a film because of the script, because the character inspires you, me more than others. I chose the film because it has my friends in it, we are in charge of making the process of the film a memorable one.”

Speaking about the film, Sonu Sood said, “It has been a life changing experience working with Farah. She is the most talented director and no other director is like her and the way she represents her actors. I’m blessed to be a part of Happy New Year and the amazing family that we have made.”

Speaking about being in London Boman Irani said, “Coming to London when I was 25 was a life changing experience. I love it here.”

Speaking about the experience Vivaan Shah said, “It has been a life changing experience. It was an electrifying tour and representing the country is a huge, huge honour.”

Navraj Panesar, GM, Yash Raj Films International Ltd said, “It is an honour to be working with Red Chillies on perhaps the biggest release of 2014. Until now, YRF have six of the top Bollywood 10 films in the UK Box Office including the number 1 film among our portfolio and we hope to make Happy New Year the seventh.”

Happy New Year is produced by Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd and distributed worldwide by Yash Raj Films, releasing on 23rd October. 

SLAM UK concert took place at 02 Arena London on Sunday 5th October. 

Check out photos by Hayat Khan here:

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Spotted: ‘Happy New Year’ promotions in London

The cast of Happy New Year recently descended into the British capital to promote the highly-anticipated movie. Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood and Vivaan Shah and director Farah Khan interacted with the UK media at a Central London hotel.

Happy New Year is produced by Red Chillies Entertainment and is released in UK cinemas on 23rd October 2014 through Yash Raj Films. Check out photos by Hayat Khan here:

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Photos: Shah Rukh Khan receives Global Diversity Award in London

Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP and Shah Rukh Khan at Britain’s House of Commons in London DSC_5424Shah Rukh Khan has been presented with the Global Diversity Award at the State Room of Britain’s House of Commons in London while he was in the British capital to promote his new movie and perform at The O2 for Slam+ The Tour.

The Award was presented by the British Parliament by the 136th Leader of the office of Speaker Rt Hon John Bercow MP. Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP, Chair of the Home Affairs committee conducted the grand ceremony. Other members of the Parliament from both houses, Commons and Lords were also present on this occasion. 

Rainbow Foundation which co-ordinates with the Next Foundation each year, the award of the “Global Diversity Award” to an outstanding individual who has made a major contribution to Worldwide Diversity, is an international role model and icon.

Previous recipients of the Award have included: Jackie Chan, the International film Star, Amitabh Bachchan, Sheikh Hassina, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh; Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Lewis Hamilton, the Formula 1 Racing World Champion and Rev Jesse Jackson, the former US Presidential Candidate to name a few. 

Shah Rukh tweeted, “Now at the Houses of Parliament to receive the Global Diversity Award….humbled & grateful. Thank you. Tnx Mr Speaker Rt Hon John Bercow & my friend Mr Keith Vaz for a wonderful ceremony for the Global Diversity Award.”

Over the years, Shah Rukh has been honoured with several international awards, including Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur (France’s highest civilian award), Wissame Al Kafaa Al Fikria (Morocco’s highest honour), Malaysian title of ‘Datuk’ (akin to the British knighthood) and several others. He has also been entrusted with being the Brand Ambassador of INTERPOL’s “Turn Back Crime” Campaign recently. He has done a lot of charity work.

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Photos: Houston & New Jersey experience ‘Slam! The Tour’

The artists of the biggest Bollywood extravaganza SLAM! The Tour performed at Toyota Center in Houston, TX and Continental Arena in New Jersey on 19th Sep and 20th Sep respectively. Farah Khan, Deepika Padukone, Malaika Arora Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood, Vivaan Shah and singers Kanika Kapoor and Yo Yo Honey Singh set the stage on fire with their enthralling performances in front of the live audiences where both the concerts were houseful.

The opening act of the evening was Vivaan’s performance on the SLAM track by Ram Sampath followed by Deepika’s performances on Aahu Aahu and Titli. Shah Rukh Khan entered the show in his larger than life style on aerial cable and danced on his famous numbers Chammak Challo, Kaali Kaali Aankhe, Suraj Hua Maddham and Don. Abhishek entered from the crowd and asked the thrilled audience to stand up and he rapped the song Ek Main Aur Ek Tu Hai and then performed on Kajrare, Maa Da Ladla, Desi Girl and Nandu Bhede from Happy New Year.

Farah and Boman performed on a special medley on which they made every one laugh with their conversation about how Boman wanted to be a lead actor in Farah’s movie and it reminded the audience of their comic chemistry in Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi. Malaika performed on the song Devil from Kick and Sonu joined her on Munni Badnam Hui later.

Deepika also danced on her new song Lovely by Kanika Kapoor from Happy New Year, Angrezi Beat, Tu Hi Din Chadhe and Balam Pichkari. Shah Rukh and Deepika’s chemistry in the romantic number Satrangi Re was never seen before in front of the live audience.

Abhishek shot the biggest Selfie video in Houston and New Jersey which he took from the stage capturing the entire crowd from his phone and then he later on posted it on Instagram and Twitter which went viral immediately.

Yo Yo Honey Singh performed on Char Bottle Vodka, Blue Hai Paani, Tere Town Main and when he started singing Lungi Dance, Shah Rukh joined him and called Abhishek, Boman, Vivaan and Sonu also on stage. Baby Doll fame Kanika also performed on Jugni with English dance duo Suleman Mirza and Madhu Singh of Signature group.

The highlight of the most awaited show was when Shah Rukh invited a couple each from Houston and New Jersey from the crowd and asked them few questions which led to the winning couple getting a luxury bike. While the artists created frenzy, a lot of fans have come to watch SLAM The Tour from India, Australia, Brazil, Middle East and from different American states.

This exciting tour which began in Houston on Friday and then in New Jersey will be followed by performances in cities like Washington DC (September 21), Chicago (September 26), Vancouver in Canada (September 27) and San Jose (September 28). They will also travel to The O2 Arena in London in UK on October 5.

Photos: ‘SLAM! The Tour’ Press Conference in Houston

Shah Rukh Khan is ready to shake a leg with his fans in the US after a gap of 10 years. Along with Deepika Padukone, Farah Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood, Malaika Arora Khan, Vivaan Shah, Kanika Kapoor and Yo Yo Honey Singh, they thrilled the audience with SLAM! THE TOUR on 19th Sep at Houston.

On this occasion Deepika Padukone, Farah Khan, SRK, Abhishak Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood and Vivaan Shah addressed the media on 18th Sep 2014 at the Royal Sonesta in Houston.

UK fans can witness SLAM+ The Tour in London on 5th October 2014. 

Live Stream: ‘Happy New Year’ music launch

Red Chillies Entertainment is giving Bollywood fans around the world a chance to live stream the music launch of the much-awaited Farah Khan directorial Happy New Year tomorrow (15th September).

Get ready to witness sheer magic in a first of its kind music launch, with sizzling performances from the music makers of the film and electric performances from the stars themselves.

You can the watch the live stream here tomorrow from 12:00 (BST):

Happy New Year is a rollicking, flamboyant, colourful, witty, action-packed musical bonanza. The film is produced by Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd and distributed by Yash Raj Films worldwide. Happy New Year will release this Diwali in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages.

Happy New Year – A Farah Khan film starring Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani & Vivaan Shah is slated to release in UK cinemas this Diwali, October 2014.

 

SRK and Deepika romance in ‘Manwa Laage’

Red Chillies Entertainment has released Manwa Laage from Happy New Year featuring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone. 

Directed by Farah Khan, the film also stars Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood and introduces Vivaan Shah. 

Happy New Year releases in UK cinemas through Yash Raj Films this Diwali. Fans can also see the stars live at Slam+ The Tour in London on 5th October at The 02. 

Check out some images from the song here:

“Slam+ The Tour” in London feat. SRK, Deepika, Abhishek

Get ready for the ultimate Bollywood event of the century, SLAM+ The Tour,coming to The O2 London on Sunday 5th October 2014, where the King of Indian cinema and the second highest paid actor in the world, Shah Rukh Khan, will take to the London stage for the first time in over a decade. Brought to audiences by entertainment impresario and leading Bollywood show organiser Farhath Hussain in association with live event promoter Think Events, SLAM+ The Tour will be the biggest concert extravaganza of its kind in Europe, bringing a total of 135 cast and crew from India.

SLAM+ The Tour promises to be a night of wonder with a feast of big star names, riveting music and alluring dance sequences all interspersed with breathtaking visuals and impressive staging. Not since the frenzy that was stirred with the Temptations concert a decade ago in 2004, headlined by Shah Rukh Khan, has a live event again inspired such excitement and hype.

Joining silver screen royalty ‘King Khan’ will be a bevvy of Bollywood A-list actors, actresses, directors and choreographers, including the reigning queen of the Indian film industry Deepika Padukone along with Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani, director Farah Khan, and newcomer Vivaan Shah.

As a special treat for the audience, Farhath Hussain and Think Events will exclusively bring to UK shores the legendary actress Madhuri Dixit, who will join the stellar line-up to SLAM her way into the hearts of her fans. Bollywood’s dance diva Malaika Arora along with singing sensation Kanika Kapoor will peform to the latest floor-fillers to set pulses racing. The show will be expertly choreographed by Geeta Kapoor (Dance India Dance).

Speaking about SLAM+ The Tour and his return to the UK stage, international megastar Shah Rukh Khan says: ‘I am blessed to get a lot of love and support from people around the world. This is our way of giving this love back and thanking you all. I am super excited and looking forward to being in your city along with my colleagues Farah, Deepika, Madhuri, Malaika, Abhishek, Boman, Sonu, Vivaan and Kanika. We promise you an evening of love, laughter and entertainment. So mark your calendar and be there at SLAM+ The Tour.”

The maestro behind the hugely successful Temptations concert in 2004 and now the spectacle that will be SLAM+ The Tour, is promoter extraordinaire Farhath Hussain. Farhath Hussain is responsible for bringing to the UK some of the most spectacular live events ever seen, in what is the world’s second largest consumer of Bollywood outside of India.

Speaking about the exciting new venture, he said: ‘I am thrilled to be bringing the global superstar of Indian cinema, Shah Rukh Khan, back to the UK with SLAM+ The Tour. After Temptations 2004, this will be a very nostalgic experiece. SLAM+ The Tour will be truly magical and mesmerising, like nothing ever seen before on this scale. The line-up of mega stars, including Madhuri Dixit, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan and Malika Arora, will be a dream experience for fans. With the ticket lines opening soon, fans should get ready to be part of this historic event.”

The event is co-promoted by Keven of Think Events. Farhath and Keven have collaborated over the last four years to revolutionise Asian concerts in the UK, treating UK audiences to the best of live shows over recent years. They plan to take their already un-paralleled portfolio of events to a new level by joining forces once again to deliver their best yet with SLAM+ The Tour.

Keven says:“Entertainment doesn’t get much bigger than SLAM+ Bollywood’s biggest stars will grace the worlds most iconic concert venue with absolutely thrilling performances. I am delighted that international superstar Shah Rukh Khan will be headlining the event, along with other Bollywood icons, for what will be an absolutely exhilirating and power-packed show. Fans are surely in for a very special, once-in-a-lifetime experience. This is not to be missed!

SLAM+ The Tour takes place on Sunday, 5th October 2014 at The O2 London, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0DX. To book tickets visit http://www.axs.com or call 08448 24 48 24. Tickets are priced at £35, £55, £75, £95, £125. Limited VIP and VVIP tickets are also available.

Slam The Tour in London

‘Happy New Year’ trailer creates waves worldwide

Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd unveiled the first look of its next release, Happy New Year, at a grand event in Mumbai recently. Director Farah Khan was present at the event along with the entire cast of the film – Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani, Vivaan Shah and Jackie Shroff, Music director duo Vishal-Shekhar and Producers.

Unlike a usual trailer launch, this event was a celebration of the “Indiawaale” sentiment lent by the film. The evening began with SRK and Boman welcoming all to the grand event and introduced Fictitious Group who performed to a theme music especially made to make the eve of Independence special. Vishal and Shekhar also performed on a specially created version of the Happy New Year song, Indiawaale. This was followed by a chic fashion show by Manish Malhotra. The entire cast of the film walked the ramp. The silhouette of the collection clearly defined the theme and the sentiment of the evening. The trailer of the film was then unveiled to the audience that comprised of media and fans from across India.

Check out photos from the trailer launch here:

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Farah Khan said, “This film has all that it takes to make a Bollywood quintessential film but the most important element here is HOPE. It is hope that turns into BELIEF for anyone who works hard in life to achieve their goals. Even if you lose don’t let that bring you down and think it is the end.”

Shah Rukh Khan said, “It is not necessary that if you do not win even after repeatedly trying, that you are a loser. This is what Happy New Year is all about. This film is a celebration and most importantly it is as happy as the title is.”

Venky Mysore, CEO, Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd, said “We are delighted to bring to you a sneak preview of HNY. This is a tribute to “INDIAWAALE” and a celebration of who we are. It has been a massive project yet most enjoyable to all of us at Red Chillies. We hope the audience enjoy it as much as we have making it. We eagerly look forward to “Diwali” to bring it to the audience worldwide.”

Red Chillies used all possible Digital Platforms – Social Media, Mobile (VAS), DTH & Application Economy to ensure a large user preferred reach for the trailer.

While most of the films opt for the conventional Youtube platform, HNY trailer was first launched on Facebook’s native video player using an application wherein the trailer was not only launched on the Facebook page of HNY but also the timelines of all the users who subscribed to the app.

If this isn’t enough, the trailer was also launched on the native video player of Twitter with personalized messages from the cast of HNY. “Red Chillies and the cast of Happy New Year understand the value of developing live, personal and interactive connections with their audience, which is only possible on Twitter. From the entire cast and crew sharing every moment of film production on Twitter via their personal handles to their launching personalized trailers and posters on Twitter, Happy New Year has set a new national and global standard in the movie business,” said Rishi Jaitley, Market Director, Twitter India. The Trailer was also launched on the conventional platform of Youtube on all channels of the partners (Music Distributors T-Series and Film Distributors Yash Raj Films) on the film along with Red Chillies’ official channel. The total views of the trailer from all platforms cross a record breaking number of 4 million in 24 hours.

Below are the statistics of 24 hours from the minute the trailer was launched on all the Digital Platforms, which got it more than 4 million views:

Facebook
First film trailer to be launched on FB and becomes the most viewed movie trailer on FB Native Player across the Globe

  • 1.5 Million Trailer Views
  • 2.8 Million Post Interaction & over 18 Million FB users reached.
  • Over 360K Likes for the trailer (Highest Ever)

Twitter

  • 1.5 Billion Impressions only on Aug 14
  • 5 Hash Tags trending of Happy New Year

YouTube

  • Over than 2 Million views across various Youtube Partner Channels 

WhatsApp

  • First Film to send out the trailer via WhatsApp

Tata Sky

  • Reached Over 13 million Subscribe of a DTH & each one has to watch channel 100 when they switch on their sets before they go to any other channel of their choice

Airtel WAP

  • They have over 15 million visitors every day

SMS

  • Over 300,000 fans received it via SMS service (missed call facility)

E-Mail

  • Over 25,000 fans received it via email

Happy New Year is a rollicking, flamboyant, colourful, witty, action-packed musical bonanza. The film is produced by Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd and distributed by Yash Raj Films in UK cinemas and worldwide.

Check out the posters of the film here:

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