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 🙂

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Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar is back…Are you Excited?

When you hear “Jo Jeeta Wohi…” all you think is “Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar “! Well you are right but soon this is going to change. Star Plus is back with its reality television series “Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar Season 2“. The show clubs in the winners and runners up from various singing competitions where they compete against each other for the title of the “SUPERSTAR”.  Rahul Vaidya was the winner of the 1st season and the 1st India Idol winner Abhijeet Sawant was the 1st runner up.

And guess who is back? The real Shaan is back 😉  Shantanu Moitra and Shaan would judge STAR Plus’ Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar Season 2!  You might recollect Shantanu Moitra , the Parineeta and 3Idiots fame music director. He is making an entry into television industry as a reality show judge in the second season of  “Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar”. Did you know that Moitra had started off his musical career with the popular ‘Bole Mere Lips I Love Uncle Chips’ jingle! Interesting…Right?

And what can we say about Shaan aka Shantanu Mukherjee? As a child, Shaan began his career by singing ad jingles. After giving it up for a brief period, he soon returned to it, and also began to sing remixes and cover versions. In the 1989 movie Parinda, when he was only 17 years of age, Shaan sang a single line in the song, “Kitni Hai Pyari Pyari Dosti Hamari”. His song “Chand Sifarish” from the movie Fanaa and “Jab Se Tere Naina” from Saawariya won the Filmfare Best Male Playback Award and the Zee Cine Award Best Playback Singer – Male apart from receiving several other nominations. In 2000 he won the MTV Asia Music Award for best solo album for his album Tanha Dil. Shaan won Best TV Music Director Award for creating the music of the Zee TV show Lipstick.

Wait, it is not yet over! There is one more surprise element in the show…. After her long absence from the telly industry due to her pregnancy, Mandira Bedi is back in the media and she would be the host of the reality show.

After her star-making turn in Shanti, Bedi appeared in a supporting role in the 1995 film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and played Kajol’s rival and going-to-be sister-in-law for Shahrukh Khan’s love and “Mandira”, in the popular Indian soap Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. Among her other career highlights was a stint as one of the presenters on the Indian television talent contest/reality show, Fame Gurukul (which ended on 20 October 2005), replacing R. Madhavan as the anchor of Deal Ya No Deal. Did you know that she also hosted the 1st season of “Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar”?

 “Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar” is to go on air from March 31st, 2012. Stay tuned to watch Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar Season 2 on March 31st, 2012 on Star Plus! Do let us know your feedback about the show.

Happy Viewing 😉

Chi Chi is back on Television – All set to Move and Shake

Yes you guessed it right. Our very own Govinda aka Mr Chi Chi is back on Indian Television and this time he is all set to move and shake with the original Mover and Shaker i.e, Shekar Suman. Govinda was last seen in Comedy Circus as a Celebrity Judge. You might have noticed this unique quality about him, the moment you see him on screen there is an auto pop up of smile on your face which eventually turns up in Laughter. 😉 Who can forget his amazing dance moves, his comic timing and his crazy yet amazing dialogues and roles that he played over the past 2 decades:

 Following are some of the facts about Govinda that might interest you:

  • Govinda has been casted in over 120 Hindi language films
  • In June 1999, Govinda was voted as the tenth greatest star of stage or screen of the last thousand years by BBC News Online users
  • He was not considered for a steward’s position at the Taj Mahal hotel, because his English wasn’t good enough
  • His first released film was Ilzaam (1986), a box office success and the fifth biggest hit of 1986 and which Features the hit song “Street Dancer
  • He also worked with Rajini Kanth and Sridevi in a hit film titled, Ghair Khanooni
  • He turned down roles in Taal, Gadar: Ek Prem Katha and Devdas which went on to become successful films
  • Govinda has won 2 Filmfare awards : Special Award for Saajan Chale Sasural and Best — Comedian Award for Haseena Maan Jaayegi
  • He has been nominated for 10 Filmfares till date

We often see him as a colorful person with the type of films he does and the kind of style he has. Govinda has definitely created a special place for comedy movies in the Film Industry. Am I forgotting something? Oh yes… How can we forget Mr David Dhawan? Both of them are the real Jodi Number 1 of this Film Industry. They have done 17 films together and most of them have been a major hit. The Duo came out with Laughter Riot and have delivered movies such as Shola Aur Shabnam (1992), Aankhen (1993), Raja Babu (1994), Coolie No. 1 (1995), Saajan Chale Sasural (1996), Hero No. 1 (1997), Deewana Mastana (1997), Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998), Haseena Maan Jaayegi (1999), Anari No.1 (1999) and Jodi No.1 (2001).

Coming back to the appearance on Television, Govinda has been seen everywhere when it is all about song and dance, be it Indian Idol or Laughter challenge. Govinda will be the first legendary guest on the news season of Movers and Shakers. This time he is here to share his life on Indian television with a celebrity (Shekar Suman) who is well known to touch the personal aspect of every guest. Let alone Dancing and comedy, this time Govinda is here to share his brand of acting, politicians and actors, his stint on television and more. The show will be aired on 12th March 2012 on SAB TV. So don’t miss the show and do let us know about your view about the rebirth of Movers and Shakers. You can also check our post about Movers and Shakers here.

Happy Viewing.

You cannot use Filmfare and Oscars in the same sentence…Can you??

Here you go, you might say that I have already used  Filmfare and Oscars in the same sentence 😉 Just Kidding. Time to get serious…

Filmfare is just around the corner and Oscars too will be out with its Nominations on 24th Jan. So what are we talking about !!!! The reason for writing about this topic was to clear the air between to the two Awards.There are a section of people, oops fans that say that Filmfare is the Oscars of Bollywood. Where as the other section of fans don’t agree. They have gone one step ahead and said “How can you use Filmfare and Oscars in the same sentence?”


So, what next !!  Following are some of the points that might help you to decide if you can (not) use both the award functions in one sentence. 

  • It is said that Filmfare only nominates movies that are a huge hit and does not encourage small budget movies and movies that have failed to earn corers.
(Example : Filmfare has two awards for Best Movies – Popular and Critics) In my opinion, there can only be One Best Movie… like the Oscars.. What say!!!
  • Some say Filmfare focuses more on performances during the awards, and somehow end up ignoring the real hero “Cinema”
(Well, i don’t think I need to give an example, you might all agree with the performance example.. Right !!) Oscars always gives preference to the Movies and its makers.
  • Need I mention about the low standard of Jokes year after year at the Filmfare functions…. (Sorry SRK fans, but just sharing the truth)
( You might say that even in Oscars, they crack jokes… Well, do you mean Cheap Jokes.. or just Jokes )
  • Did you know that Katrina Kaif has been nominated for Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (Best Actress)… Let me ask you… do you think that she even deserves to be nominated for this prestigious category ??  You can chek the Nominations in the earlier Post “Are you ready for the 57th FilmFare Awards 2012!!
  • And the best part, did you know that Vishal Dadlani and Niranjan Iyengar have been nominated for  Best Lyrics category for their song Chammak challo (RA.One) Are you surprised?? Shocked?
There are many such examples, and the list is endless. By this time you might have labeled me a Oscars fan, and me being biased to the Oscars. Well this is not true. I have been growing up watching both the awards. But somehow overs the years, there have been so may Award Functions that have sprung up in India. And every other Corporate house and TV channel are promoting their awards shows. Hence in a sense to prove which is better, these award functions end up doing the impossible and the unimaginable drama to get TRP’s. It would not be wrong to say that it’s as good as a Naach Gana show. I am not saying that we should be like Oscars, but can’t we have one award function that really celebrates Cinema… The real Hero.
As always looking forward to your views on this topic. Happy Viewing.