Bollywood’s leading super star Shah Rukh Khan will speak his mind on a host of issues on CNN International’s “Revealed” this Saturday.
Shah Rukh will talk about his latest home production “Om Shanti Om”, along with his aspirations for himself and the Hindi film industry. The program will go behind the scenes with the debonair actor moving to the final dance sequences of his hit movie with Deepika Padukone.
Shah Rukh feels that Indian films are not merely confined to the entertainment bracket. “Indian cinema is about life and that’s why I think it has survived as the largest film industry. And that’s why actors are considered special because people think that we have been chosen by God. But we are not; that’s how people see us,” he says.
Speaking about his role model status for millions of people across the globe, Shah Rukh says: “It’s crazy because people don’t know what I am like in my personal life or how bad or good I am, but they see me as a nice guy on screen. We believe in our cinema and we believe that it reflects reality and gives us hope at the same time.”
Upbeat about the enthusiastic response to his film “Chak De India”, Shah Rukh says it was made from the heart. “The film is very lucky because now it has a cult following in India and women are loving it. I always do one film every one and a half years on women and empowerment. I like women, I love them, somebody should speak for them, because I’m a romantic hero and I have been brought up by women — by my mother, my sister, my wife, I have a daughter and my best friends are girls.”
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This month’s Revealed goes behind the scenes with King Khan, as he moves with the takes and re-takes of the final dance scenes for his latest smash hit, Om Shanti Om.
An achiever all the way, Shah Rukh Khan made his Indian TV debut in 1988 before graduating to the silver screen in 1991 with the film Dil Aashna Hai. A veteran of over 50 Bollywood films, he has been the winner of 13 prestigious Filmfare Awards, Bollywood’s version of the Oscars. Khan’s most successful film to date Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge has been running successfully for an incredible 12 years at the Mumbai cinema hall, with people still fighting to get a ticket to watch their hero.
With his own wax-work figure at London’s famed Madame Tussauds, and the recipient of the prestigious Ordre des Arts et des Lettres awarded by the Government of France in recognition of his ‘exceptional career’, Khan today commands an international star status. He has a great fan club both in India and internationally.
Revealed goes behind the scenes of box office mega hit Om Shanti Om, on the movie set in Mumbai, allowing viewers a unique insight into the various aspects of its making from rehearsal sessions with choreographers to make-up secrets, from the technology complexities of lighting and the amazing sets to the painstaking process of filming Om Shanti Om’s final dance number, everything is Revealed!
In a candid, free-flowing talk show, King Khan reveals all personal dreams and the goals for his production company.
Khan’s Om Shanti Om, the second home production, was the first mainstream Bollywood movie to have its world premiere at The Odeon, the industry’s iconic platform at Leicester Square, London.
Catch Shah Rukh Khan behind the scenes of his home production Om Shanti Om as he shares his nervous jitters and expectations on Revealed this February on CNN.
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CNBC-TV18′s India Business Leader Awards salute the spirit of showbiz by announcing for the first time, the Entertainment Business Leader of the year award.His latest film is one of the film industry’s biggest grosser ever. He is known as a marketer par excellence and he is one of India’s best-known global brands! Super star ShahRukh Khan this year pulled out all stops to ensure the success of his film – Om Shanti Om. The film in its first week grossed Rs 75 crore. His company Red Chillies Entertainment, that has produced films like Paheli and Main Hoon Na has ambitious plans of being an independent production company with a special focus on special effects. According to ShahRukh Khan, Actor & Producer, “They may have big budgets, big banners but I have ShahRukh Khan! And I will ensure that Red Chillies never has to give way to any production – whether it’s Sony or Columbia.” A first generation film star and producer, ShahRukh Khan has carved out his success single-handedly. The young man from Delhi came to the Hindi film industry, fifteen years ago armed with just his unflagging energy, grit, talent and charm. Today, he has managed to blaze a trail right to the top of the competitive family oriented industry. The people’s star ShahRukh Khan is one of the most popular brand ambassadors today and as the host of KBC earlier this year; his career came full circle to television where it all started. So what is the secret to his success? “Hunger, you need to do have the hunger to succeed, I always tell.” he said.
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