What is common between Presidents George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter and SRK?

Sounds super cool,right? Well there is actually a common thing between  Presidents George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter and King Khan. “The King of Bollywood” will join the likes of these eminent personalities when he will deliver a lecture at Yale University as a Chubb Fellow on April 12. The Chubb Fellowship is devoted to encouraging and aiding Yale students interested in the operations of government and in public service. Established in 1936, through the generosity of Hendon Chubb (Yale 1895), the program is based in Timothy Dwight College, one of Yale’s residential colleges.

Following is a small list of his achievements and facts that might interest you 🙂 

– King Khan has acted in over 70 Hindi films and has won 14 Filmfare Awards from 30 nominations for his work in Indian films

-In 2005, the government of India honored him with the Padma Shri, one of the country’s highest civilian awards, for his contributions to Indian cinema

– He has done his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Delhi

– Eleven of the films he has acted in have accumulated worldwide gross earnings of over $1 billion 

– He is the founder/owner of two production companies: Dreamz Unlimited and Red Chillies Entertainment; and along with actress Juhi Chawla and her husband, Jay Mehta 

– In 2008, Newsweek named Khan one of the “Fifty Most Powerful People in the World.” 

The list is endless and one can just go on and on about this achievements.  But his new honour will surely make him more popular as the Chubb Fellowship, bestowed is among Yale’s highest honors and was started in 1949.

Mr Khan will speak to the Yale community and the general public in an event at 4 p.m. at the Shubert Theater, 247 College St. on Thursday, April 12. The Chubb Fellowship noted that through his films and his philanthropy, Shah Rukh Khan has been among his generation’s most important examples of the power of art to promote higher human ideals and aspirations.

iDubba wishes him loads of success in the coming future and hopes that he manages to take it to the next level.

Happy Viewing 🙂

Akshay Kumar is back in Action!!

You might say that Akshay Kumar was always present in the Industry and has been recently seen is Houseful 2. Well, you are right, he was always in the limelight. But this time the Real Khiladi  is Back in Action.

This time Akshay will be back to do what he is best known for… ACTION, ACTION and ACTION. He will be soon seen in a power packed action movie named “Rowdy Rathore”. This Bollywood action film is directed by Prabhu Deva and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ronnie Screwvala. Akshay Kumar and the Dabangg fame Sonakshi Sinha will be the main cast of the film. The film is a remake of Telugu film Vikramarkudu and is scheduled for release on 1 June, 2012.

So what is this movie all about? Here you got a little sneak peak of the story:

Shiva (Akshay Kumar) is a small time conman in love with Priya (Sonakshi Sinha), a pretty girl whom he met at a wedding he wasn’t invited to. Into this picture perfect world enters six year old Neha who inexplicably believes Shiva to be her dad! And if this wasn’t bad enough, Shiva also becomes the object of a series of life threatening attacks by a gang of deadly criminals who seem to know something he doesn’t. While trying desperately to save his life and love, Shiva stumbles upon a deadly secret. A secret that will take him to a small town in Bihar state in India; a town terrorized by its ruthless MLA and the mafia he controls; a town whose inhabitants’ only hope for redemption is…Shiva!

Do check out the Official Trailer of  Rowdy Rathore :

Akshay Kumar was born in Amritsar, in a Punjabi family. His father was a government employee. Kumar was raised in Delhi before moving to Mumbai where he studied at Don Bosco School and then Guru Nanak Khalsa College. He studied martial arts in Bangkok and worked as a chef. He then came back to Mumbai, where he started teaching martial arts.

Following are some of the actions movies that Akshay has successfully delivered:

•             Khiladi

•             Sabse Bada Khiladi

•             Main Khiladi Tu Anari

•             Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi

•             Mohra

•             International Khiladi

•             Khakee

•             Aan: Men at Work

So will this movie get Akshay his title back of “The Real Khiladi”? Or will the audience have to wait for Khiladi 786? Yes you read it right…This film marks the return of Akshay Kumar to his famous Khiladi film series after 12 years since he acted in Khiladi 420. This movie will hit the cinema halls by November 2012.

So get ready for an Action Packed Year ahead 😉

Happy Viewing 🙂

The “BOMBAY” Girl returns – Beautiful & Bold ‘Manisha Koirala’ is back!!

She is UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador and social activist currently. She made her Bollywood debut with the movie “Saudagar” in 1991 and has appeared in several Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films as well. The good news is that she will soon be back in business with couple of films.

So let’s take this opportunity to find out more about her and also about some of her amazing movies. And also about her career in Bollywood.

 Her first film was Pheri Bhetaula (We Shall Meet Again), a Nepali movie released in early 1989.

– Manisha Koirala was noted for her performances in films like Bombay (1995), Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995), Khamoshi: The Musical (1996), Dil Se.. (1998) and Company (2002). She has won the Filmfare Critics’ Award thrice and has received four nominations for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress so far.

– She went on to establish herself as one of the leading actresses with such mainstream films as 1942: A Love Story (1994), Agni Sakshi (1996) and Gupt (1997).

– In 2000 she hosted the TV show Sawaal Dus Crore Ka on Zee TV alongside Anupam Kher.

 She ventured into strong woman-oriented films in 2003, such as Escape From Taliban which won her the BFJA Award for Best Actress

– In 2011 Koirala appeared in Mappillai, her first Tamil movie in 5 years. A remake of the 1989 film of the same name, the film saw her reprising the role originally played by the late Srividya

– Recently, there were rumours that suggested that filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar’s next film, Heroine was apparently based on Manisha’s life

The journey for this actress was not that easy as apart from some wonderful movies that she has done, there are also some unforgettable movies. They include Mumbai Express, Anjaane – The Unknown,  Paisa Vasool,  Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story and Tum – A Dangerous Obsession . But this has not stopped her to make a comeback on the silver screen. So are you all set to see the BOMBAY girl back? Do let us know your favourite Manisha Koirala movie.

Happy Viewing.

Can Bollywood get it’s own Walk of Fame?

Walk of Fame…Yes the moment we here this all we think is “Hollywood”.  The Hollywood Walk of Fame consists of more than 2,400 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along fifteen blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street in Hollywood, California. It is a popular tourist destination, with a reported 10 million visitors in 2003. 

Following are some of the facts that might make you wonder “Can Bollywood have its own Walk of Fame?”:

–  The Walk of Fame runs 1.3 miles (2.1 km) east to west on Hollywood Boulevard from North Gower Street to North La Brea Avenue

–  As of January 23, 2012 the Walk consists of 2,458 stars 

–  Of all the stars on the Walk to date, 47% have been awarded in the motion pictures category, 24% in television, 17% in audio recording, 10% in radio, and less than 2% in the live performance category. Averages of twenty new stars are added to the Walk each year.

–  The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce credits E. M. Stuart, its volunteer president in 1953, with the original idea for creating a Walk of Fame

–  In 2008, a restoration of the Walk was initiated, with costs estimated between $4 million and $4.2 million 

–  Charlie Chaplin is the only honoree to be selected twice for the same star on the Walk. He was unanimously voted into the initial group of 500 in 1956, but the Selection Committee ultimately excluded him

–  In 1978, in honor of his 50th anniversary, Mickey Mouse became the first animated character to receive a star. Other animated recipients are Bugs Bunny,Donald Duck, Woody Woodpecker, Snow White, Tinker Bell, Winnie-the-Pooh, Shrek, Rugrats, and the Simpsons.

– A fee (currently $30,000), payable at time of selection, is collected to pay for the creation and installation of the star, as well as general maintenance of the Walk of Fame.

So can Bollywood also have its own Walk of Fame? Well the answer is YES 🙂 But it is called as “Walk of the Stars”. A Stretch of Bandra bandstand promenade had been used for this project. It has palm imprints of some stars and signature of some others. Prominence has been given to the Kapoor family with the imprints of Kareena , Karisma, Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor and Signatures of Prithviraj Kapoor, Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor. Also, there would be six statues including those of Dev Anand, Shammi Kapoor and Raj Kapoor. But not all of Bollywood’s biggest names are backing the project, with a rival walkway, initiated by actor and architect Ritesh Deshmukh, also in the works in the same part of the city.

So would you like to walk on Bollywood’s very own Walk of Fame? Do let us know which star should be on the Walk Fame 🙂

Happy Walking; ) Happy Viewing 😉

Can 19 Actors make a movie “Housefull”?

Yes 19. Not 4 not 10 not 15… There are 19 actors on the screen who will try to make a movie ” Housefull “.  Housefull 2: The Dirty Dozen is an upcoming Indian action comedy film directed by Sajid Khan and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala. It is the sequel to the 2010 hit, Housefull. Well we all know that Housefull received mixed to negative reviews upon release, but was a huge success at the box office. This film was a remake of Tamil Blockbuster Kaathala Kaathala with changes in the plot.  It is the story of four fathers, four daughters and four prospective son-in-laws and as the second half of the title suggests, they are the dirty dozen.

So can these 19 actors make Housefull 2 a bigger HIT that the 1st movie? As they say “If Two Actors can’t do it… then 19 might make it worse”. So do you really think that 19 actors can pull it off on the silver screen? You might be eagerly waiting for find out who these 19vgb fine actors would be. Well, here you go:

  • Asin Thottumkal as Henna
  • John Abraham as Max (Jolly)
  • Jacqueline Fernandez as Bobby
  • Ritesh Deshmukh as Jwala (Jolly)
  • Zarine Khan as JLo
  • Shreyas Talpade as Jai (Jolly)
  • Shazahn Padamsee as Parul
  • Mithun Chakraborty as JD a.k.a Jagga Daaku
  • Rishi Kapoor as Chintu
  • Randhir Kapoor as Daboo
  • Boman Irani as Batook Patel
  • Chunky Pandey as Aakhri Pasta
  • Johnny Lever as Vishwas Patil
  • Neelu Kohli as Dolly Kapoor
  • Ranjeet as Dr Ranjeet
  • Virendra Saxena as Mr. Babani
  • Malaika Arora Khan in a Special appearance in Item song “Anarkali Disco Chali”
  • Vindu Dara Singh
  • And Mr Khiladi ie Akshay Kumar as Sunny (Jolly)

This is truly an exhaustive list of actors for one movie.  The sequel was confirmed by producer Sajid Nadiadwala on September 30, 2010. Filming of the movie started on 9 June 2011 in London & Peterborough. The second schedule started from late October 2011. Housefull 2 hired a Hollywood action-set for Akshay Kumar’s character, which is announced to be a comic inspiration of James Bond. Malaika Arora Khan Features in an item-number song and the music is composed by none other than Sajid-Wajid.

So are you excited to watch these 19 actors on the screen? Are you ready for a mega star, multicrore movie? Don’t worry; you will not have to wait for long. The film is scheduled for release on 6 April 2012. Do send in your views and feedback about this movie.

Happy Viewing 🙂

Pritam has done it again…”Got Inspired”

Pritam Chakraborty, better known as Pritam is a music director and composer. He is known for his contribution in the music of bollywood movies. And also know as someone who copies (gets inspired) from several other hit tracks. Pritam has been constantly involved in Copyright violation controversies and has been accused of plagiarizing most of his popular tracks.He was recently accused by an Iranian band Barobax Corp for copying their song  (‘Pyaar ki pungi’ ) and using it in his latest releases of the movie Agent Vinod.  And as always Pritam states that his work is “inspired” from the works of other composers and artists.

He has produced musical hits like Life In a Metro, Hat Trick, Just Married, Bhagaam Bhaag, Dhoom 2, Bas Ek Pal, Woh Lamhe, Apna Sapna Money Money, Naksha, Pyaar Ke Side Effects, Ankahee, Gangster, Fight Club, Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena, Garam Masala, Chocolate: Deep Dark Secrets and Agent Vinod being his latest success.

Interestingly we have a list for you of some of the songs he has got inspired from aka Copied 😉 

2004:

1. Shikdum (from movie Dhoom) – Original source: Turkish singer Tarkan’s ‘Sikidim’

2.Dhoom machale Dhoom (from movie Dhoom) – Original source: Fusion of two songs Jesse Cook’s ‘Mario takes a walk’ and Egyptian singer Amr Diab’s Enta Ma Oltesh Leh

3.Janm Bhoomi pe jaan lutate hain (From movie Agnipankh) – Original source: Abrar-ul-haq’s ‘December’

2005:

1. Zahreeli raatein (Chocolate) – Original source: ‘Aadat’ from Jal

2.Bheega bheega sa ye (Chocolate) – Original source: Abrar-ul-haq’s ‘December’

3.Halka halka sa ye nasha (Chocolate) – Original source: Jesse Cook’s ‘Breeze from Saintes Maries

4.Dil samundar (Garam Masala) – Original source: Turkish singer Tarkan’s ‘Kuzu kuzu’

5.Chori Chori dil le gaya (Garam masala) – Original source: Dr Zeus/ Balwinder Safri’s ‘Hai rabba’

6. Ada janlewa ada (Garam masala) – Original source: Amr Diab’s ‘Ana’

7.Falak dekhoon (Gram masala) – Original source: Fusion of two songs Amr Diab’s Wala Ala Balo (prelude) & Sadda’ny Khalas (main tune)

8. Jhoom (Ek khiladi ek haseena) – Original source: Britney Spears’ commercial for Pepsi, ‘Joy of Pepsi’

9. Akhiyaan Na Maar mere yaar (Ek khiladi ek haseena) – Original source: Waris Baig’s ‘Challa’

10. Jal Jal Ke (Ek khiladi ek haseena) – Original source: Yuri Mrakadi’s ‘Arabiyon Ana’.

2006:

1. Chhoren ki baatein (Fight Club) – Original source: Ali Zafar’s ‘Channo ki aankhen

2. Joshilay jawan ho (Fight Club) – Original source: Egyptian singer Ihab (Ehab) Tawfik’s ‘Allah alek ya siedi’

3. Bheegi bheegi (Gangster) – Original source: Mohiner Ghoraguli’s ‘Prithibi’

4. Lamha lamha (Gangster) – Original source: Waris Baig’s ‘Kal shab dekha maine’

5.Tu hi meri shab hai subah hai (Gangster) – Original source: Oliver Shanti & Friends ‘Sacral Nirvana’

6.Ya ali (Gangster) – Original source: Guitara’s ‘Ya ghaly’

7.Ankahee (Ankahee) – Original source: Boney M’s ‘Somewhere in the world

8.Is this love (Pyar ke side effects) – Original source: Paul Anka’s ‘A-mi-manera’

9. Kya mujhe pyar hai (Wo lamhe) – Original source: Indonesian band Peterpan’s ‘Tak bisakah’

10.Hai ishq (Bas ek pal) – Original source: Yuri Mrakadi’s ‘Arabiyon Ana’

11.Tu jo Nahin hai to (Wo lamhe) – Original source: Sunny Benjamin John’s (SB John) ‘Tu jo Nahin hai to’

12.Dil mein baje guitar (Apna sapna money money) – Original source: Middle Eastern group, Miami Band’s ‘Sheloha shela’

13.Aa paas aa (Ankahee) – Original source: Ottmar Liebert’s ‘Starry nite’

14.Signal pyar ka signal (Bhagam Bhag) – Original source: Trinidadian Soca’s ‘Signal for Lara’

15.Afreen (Bhagam Bhag) – Original source: Cheb Mami’s ‘Viens Habibi’

16. Jaane kya (Pyar ke side effects) – Original source: Hadiqa Kiyani’s ‘Mahi’

17.Chal chale (Wo Lamhe) – Original source: From bandThe Seekers ‘A World of our own’

2007:

1. Jaane kaise (Raqeeb) – Original source: Amr Diab’s ‘Allem albi’

2. Channa ve channa (Raqeeb) – Original source: Rahim Shah Channa ve

3. In dino (Metro) – Original source: Waqar Ali’s ‘Mera naam hai mohobbat’

4.Oh meri jaan (Metro) – Original source: Amr Diab’s ‘Ba’ed el Layali’

5. Tikhi tikhi (Speed) – Original source: Tarkan’s ‘Dudu’

6.Hare ram hare ram (Bhool bhulaiya) – Original source: Bill Hailey’s ‘My lecon’

7.Baatein kuch ankahee si (Life in a Metro) – Original source: Korean song, ‘Ah Reum Dah Oon Sa Ram’ by Seo Yu Seok’

8.Aao milo chale (Jab we met) – Original source: Peterpan’s ‘Di Belakangku’

9. Yeh ishq hai (Jab we met) – Original source: Anggun’s ‘Être Une Femme’

2008:
1.Pehli Nazar mein kaisa (Race) – Original source: Kim Hyung-sub’s ‘Sarang hae yo’

2.Zara zara (Race) – Original source: Lee-Hom Wang’s ‘Deep within the Bamboo grove’

3.Haanji (Kidnap) – Original source: Sukshinder Shinda’s ‘Punjabi Clap’

2009:
1.Hai junoon (New York) – Original source: Indonesian band Samsons’ song, ‘Naluri Lelaki’

2.Haughty Naughty (De dana dhan) – Original source: Haryanvi song, ‘Hat ja tau’ by singer Vijay Dahiya.

Well as we all know his songs are normally a hit but do you think this is the right way to get the love and affection from the audience? Do you care that he copies music from other artists? Or are you more keen to just dance to the tunes that he makes? The real irony is that he is still part of the industry and also gets movies after movies to showcase his copying talent. Hope that some day he actually gets inspired with himself and comes up with a original number soon.

Happy Listening and Viewing 😉

Will Salman Khan host Bigg Boss 6?

You might wonder that Big Boss just got over sometime back and we have started talking about Big Boss 6 already! Why? Well thanks to the latest buzz, there are reports that Salman Khan might not be hosting Big Boss 6.

Now let’s get back to the chain of events that has forced us to break this news to the audience. As you all know that Salman was the Host in Season 4 and his presence on the show helped the show shoot up its TRPs and the super success of the program incited the producers to rope in the heavyweight for the next season. And they did the same in the 5th season too. But this time he was accompanied by his close friend Sanjay Dutt. And hence Salman made limited appearances giving more opportunity for Sanjay Dutt to make his mark on TV.

Are there any reasons why Salman might not host it for the 3rd time? Well sometime back his name was dragged by the Season 5 contestants into various controversies. It was claimed that Salman showed favoritism with contestant Mahak Chahal which is why she remained in the show till the final episode. To make things worse Shakti Kapoor also had come out in the open against Salman Khan. The final blow was made by Actor Pooja Bedi, who spoke against Salman after the show got over and it added fuel to the fire. And guess what..? She was kept away from the grand finale.

Buzz has it that Salman and Sanjay both earlier wanted to co-host the 6th season of the show but now there seems to be a change in the plan. According to the latest news that is doing the rounds, Salman might not be a part of ‘Bigg Boss’. Rumour has it that the actor has asked his friend Sanjay to take charge as the host of the show. Big Boss 6 will be aired from Oct 1 2012 to Jan 6 2013.

So will Big Boss rule the TRP race without Salman Khan? Can Big Boss run successfully without the “Real Boss”? Time will only tell if Big Boss 6 will be a hit or a flop. Do let us know your views on the same.

Happy Viewing.