Bollywood startalk

2009-08-15 00:00

IT is a known fact that actor Salman Khan has been branded the superbrat of Bollywood, but this brat has a heart of gold and this he has proven time and again. While shooting for Boney Kapoor’s Wanted at Bandra Fort, Sallu recognised a beggar on the street. Sallu went up to him and asked him if he was the same person who used to sell kites at Band Stand, Bandra, a long time ago. The beggar was indeed the kite seller!

Said a source, “Apparently, Salman Khan used to buy kites from him as a child. He hadn’t seen him for years and now suddenly after 20 years to have spotted him in this state … But Salman is a very generous guy. He gave him 25 000 rupees and bought him some food and clothes. The beggar was eternally grateful.”

Sallu has always done his fair share for the underprivileged. He runs his own NGO, Salman Khan Foundation, and the proceeds of all his paintings go towards social causes.


THE Khans rule the roost in the Bollywood film industry.

Recently at the press conference of My Name Is Khan, Shah Rukh Khan was asked if the name of the movie suggests his supremacy among the top Khans in Bollywood. In his modest way, SRK smilingly replied: “If that was in my mind, I would have called the film My Name Is Shah Rukh.”

We often find fans divided on the issue of who is a bigger Khan — Shah Rukh, Aamir or Salman. Industry insiders believe that all the three Khans have an equal share of fan following. A recent survey confirms who is the most searched of all the Khans.

SRK might be regarded as King Khan, but it is superbrat Salman Khan who rules the Web world. More people searched for news and articles related to Salman Khan than for Shah Rukh or Aamir. Whatever the reason... the “bad boy” Salman is no less loved!

Following hot on Salman’s heels is SRK, followed by Aamir Khan and Saif Ali Khan.

In my book, the Khan that rules the box office is none other than Aamir Khan — a superstar personified.


THE latest buzz is that film-maker Karan Johar and director Tarun Mansukhani have decided to team up for the sequel to Dostana. Katrina Kaif has been roped in as the leading lady opposite four heroes.

Not only will John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan romance Katrina, but Arjun Rampal and Ritesh Deshmukh have also been roped in. Director Tarun Mansukhani and Karan Johar confirmed that they have the perfect script and now the perfect woman for the role.


The SRK-Kajol starrer My Name Is Khan, directed by Karan Johar, has become one of the most eagerly awaitedHindi films. However, it’s still not confirmed as to what the film’s story is exactly about.

It has been speculated that the film is set in the aftermath of 9/11 and has SRK playing a Muslim man who becomes a terror suspect in the U.S. But the superstar denied it at the unveiling of the film’s first look.

Shedding light on the film, SRK said: “It’s about a relationship between two people, between an individual and the state, and between an individual and the country.”

HOPEFULLY, if actress Rambha manages to find a groom, she should be thanking Rakhi Sawant.

Bollywood actress Rakhi Sawant hosted a swayamvaram on a Hindi channel for some months through which she “selected” her beau recently by garlanding him “live”.

Now Rambha is said to be contemplating the same path.

I only hope that the ravishing Rambha turns out to be as lucky as Rakhi in her search for a groom!




NAYANTARA turned down director Mani Ratnam’s offer to be part of his movie Raavan citing call-sheet problems.

Mani has opted for Reema Sen to essay the role of Mandodari.

Sen had been busy shooting for Selvaraghavan’s Aayirathil Oruvan for the past couple of years.

She is a happy woman now that the film’s shooting is complete and the film will be released shortly.

But the latest buzz is that director Selvaraghavan is unhappy with certain portions of the film and asked Reema Sen to get ready to re-shoot those portions.

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