Surjeet Ral to continue with RDB (05:18 PM March 11th)
Following the recent statement issued by Manj Ral, that he was looking at a solo career, Surjeet Ral (better known as Surj RDB), confirms that he intends as the sole surviving member of RDB, to continue the name and musical legacy of RDB, in honour of his eldest brother Kuldeep Ral (Kuly), who passed away in 2012. Commenting on the same Surj says, "I was sad to see my brother leave RDB. Along with my late brother Kuly, he was one of the founders of the group. He will be missed, but I wish him all the best in his solo career."
Whilst Kuly was the musical leader, and Manj his musical foil, Surj's influence on the musical direction of the group cannot be underestimated - and in addition to fronting the group with his brothers, Surj also was responsible for handling the group's business affairs which in turn saw RDB soar to Bollywood success with hits like 'Singh Is King'
with Snoop Dogg, Kambakkht Ishq, Aloo Chaat, Paisa Paisa
, and 'Sadi Gali'
from Tanu Weds Manu
to name but a few.
Kuly's dream was to spread the sound of RDB to all the corners of the world and entertain fans by creating a signature sound, which was immediately identifiable as the RDB sound.
Surj is already working to honour the group's promise to their fans - to release a new album entitled 'Worldwide' - set to release on Three Records, the label associated with recent RDB releases, later this year.
Surj continues..."I will strive to honour and preserve RDB's music - and continue to present live performances to uphold the legacy of our brother Kuly Ral. Myself, and the team, would like to personally thank all our fans for listening, enjoying and dancing to our music since we started out. I'm not about to retire, I promise to keep the name RDB alive for you all. I would also like to respectfully thank my parents for their continuing support and personally thank all the music industry for the support in the name of Paaj."
RDB's latest song in Bollywood - 'Tamanche Pe Disco'
from Bullet Raja
was highly acclaimed and there's definitely more hits like these set to come from RDB in the next few months.Yo Yo Honey Singh to sing for Ranbirs Roy (12:50 PM March 11th)
After rapping with the megastar Amitabh Bachchan, the latest singing sensation Yo Yo Honey Singh will now join hands with the award winning Gen Y superstar Ranbir Kapoor for the upcoming film Roy
Maintaining secrecy over the details of the track that Honey Singh will be working on, director Vikramaditya Singh stated that the song will indeed be for Ranbir Kapoor and Honey Singh is excited about working with Ranbir. However, the director hasn't revealed if Honey Singh will be making an appearance in the video.
Produced by T-Series, Roy
also stars Arjun Rampal, Jacqueline Fernandez and is slated to release on September 12.Abhishek Bachchan to be keynote speaker at LSE (12:31 PM March 11th)
After his father, megastar Amitabh Bachchan was invited by Oxford University to address the students and now Abhishek Bachchan is following suit. Junior AB has been invited as the keynote speaker at the London School of Economics for the Economic Forum for India 2014 conference.
The function is supposedly being held at Holborn in London where the actor will be addressing the audience along with some other influential speakers from different fields which also includes the corporate sector.
Abhishek has always been a part of social and charitable activities before and recently even flagged off the half marathon for women on International Women's Day in Mumbai.Shah Rukh rushes back from Chennai for Juhis brothers funeral (10:31 AM March 11th)
Sunday 10 am in Chennai
was a special occasion. The music and trailer of the new Rajnikanth starrer Kochadaiyaan
was launched in the presence of the mega-star himself.
Shah Rukh Khan flew into Chennai by a chartered flight as special guest. He was accompanied by Rajnikanth's co-star Deepika Padukone.
However, just when the music launch of Kochadaiyaan
started Shah Rukh heard of his former Red Chillies' CEO Bobby Chawla's death.
Bobby who was Juhi Chawla's only sibling had been in coma since 2010. He was not just Shah Rukh's associate but also his close friend.
On hearing of his death at the Kochadaiyaan
event, Shah Rukh was deeply shaken.
"He wanted to fly back immediately. But out of respect for Rajni Sir he stayed back till the end of the event and then rushed back in time for Sanjeev's funeral at 4 pm on Sunday," says a source from Chennai.Satish Kaushik-Anupam Kher call off production house (10:28 AM March 11th)
Half a decade back, Satish Kaushik and Anupam Kher had come together to build a production house and named it Karolbagh Films & Entertainment Pvt. They made a humble beginning with Tere Sang
 which was a modest success as well. However, the professional tie up between Kher and Kaushik has ended now with the two partners calling off the production house.
"Though there were major plans for the production house, what with other major corporate houses expressing interest in tying up with them for many more films in years to follow, somehow things didn't quite materialize. As partners, it wasn't really working out for Kher saab and Satishji. They felt that it was best for them to stay on as friends instead of bringing a production house between which was turning out to more of a problem than a solution," informs a close associate.
The break took place many months ago though both being mature personalities, neither Kher nor Kaushik made any hullabaloo around it.
"I think we are in a much happier relationship now," quips Kaushik who continues to be thick friends with Kher, "This is what we realized that we are better off as a friends rather than partners."
Together for last three decades, both Anupam Kher and Satish Kaushik are alumnus of National School of Drama. With the closing down of their production house, the two friends are now in a much more relaxed environment together. So much so that Anupam Kher is one of the principle protagonists in Satish Kaushik's upcoming film as a director, 'Gang of Ghosts'.
"When we became partners by forming a production house, we realized that together, we don't really fit in as business people. I think the whole fun element went away. We sat down and thought that it is better to savor our friendship than jeopardize it at this stage of our lives," continues Kaushik.
While Anupam Kher is continuing his entrepreneurism with 'Actor Prepares', Satish Kaushik has now opened an independent production house which is plain and simple titled 'The Satish Kaushik Entertainment'. Its first offering is Gang of Ghosts
which is being made in collaboration with Ratan Jain and Ganesh Jain of Venus.'O Teri' is being well-pushed by Salman Khan: Atul Agnihotri (05:07 PM March 10th)
Actor-producer Atul Agnihotri, who has roped in his star brother-in-law Salman Khan for a cameo in his film “O Teri”, says the actor is “adding a lot” to the film. “‘O Teri’ is being well-pushed by Salman Khan. He is adding a lot to the film and his song, which he shot recently for the […]Javed Akhtar speaks up for Aamir Khan (05:01 PM March 10th)
Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar finds it a “shame” that certain people have abused actor-filmmaker and “Satyamev Jayate 2″ host Aamir Khan and doubted his intentions of amassing donations via the social issue-based TV show. “Shame! Instead of appreciating Aamir, the great grandson (great grand nephew) of Maulana Azad for highlighting the real issues, some sick […]Aamir files police complaint about defamatory campaign against him (12:36 PM March 10th)
The otherwise calm Aamir Khan recently went to the Mumbai Police to complain about a 'defamatory' campaign that has been launched against him on many leading social networking sites, in an attempt to stain his repute.
He met up with Sadanand Date (Joint Police Commissioner (Crime) on Saturday at the Mumbai Police's HQ, to discuss about the 'false and malicious messages' which were being spread like wildfire via mediums like Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp etc... He stated that this was done in order to malign his reputation in accordance with his TV show 'Satyamev Jayate' (SMJ). Speaking about this, Sadanand Date said that Aamir had complained to them (Mumbai Police) regarding a few objectionable messages which were getting circulated with him and his show as the subject matter. He added that, while the preliminary enquiry is on at the moment, Aamir was likely to share more details with them soon.
Meanwhile, Aamir had even communicated to the Facebook officials asking them to respond to his distress call. He stated that the social media mediums were being used as a vehicle to spread the rumors which alleged that the donations that were being sought in 'SMJ' was in relation to an entity claiming to be working in the field of Masjid Construction Assistance and placement assistance for the Islamic youngsters. Aamir clarified that the first season of 'SMJ' was associated with the Humanity Trust that's based in Hanspukur (West Bengal), that's also a charitable hospital run by Dr Ajoy Mistry and his mother Subhashini Mistry, very much unlike the name that were being mentioned on the social media platforms.
Aamir also clarified strongly that all of the donations which were sought in 'SMJ' were channelized totally for the deserving and secular causes.Abbas-Mustan rope in Big B for their next (12:01 PM March 10th)
Known for their sleek thrillers, director duo Abbas -Mustan have never been able to cast the megastar Amitabh Bachchan in their films. And now, the duo has finally managed to rope in Big B for their upcoming untitled venture.
Denying the rumours of Big B being a part of Race 3
, Abbas-Mustan maintained that this is a different film and will see Amitabh playing the role of a family man who has several children and a murder changes his life as he gets dragged into an intriguing and mysterious world. The director duo also revealed that apart from Big B, this film will have two male and female leads but the details of this cast are yet to be finalized.Priyanka Chopra to play lead in Madhurs Madamji (11:45 AM March 10th)
Though Madhur Bhandarkar has never repeated the lead actors in his films, he is all set to change his rule. The filmmaker has roped in Priyanka Chopra, who has previously played an aspiring model in his film Fashion
, for his next titled Madamji
Revealing about his association with the actress, Madhur stated that he is trying to work out the modalities with Priyanka but he also maintained that he will be working on Calendar Girl
first. The main reason behind this decision is the fact that the actress is currently busy with Mary Kom's biopic and will later have to start with Zoya Akhtar's Dil Dhadakne Do
is said to be a story about an item girl who gets into politics.Juhi Chawlas brother Bobby passes away (11:01 AM March 10th)
Juhi Chawla, whose latest film Gulaab Gang
released last Friday, received a severe personal setback with the sad demise of her brother Bobby Chawla on Sunday. Bobby, who was in a coma since 2010 at the Jaslok Hospital, passed away on Sunday morning.
Apparently Bobby's condition was serious for a long time, and was in coma since April 2010 after suffering a massive stroke while having a dinner at a restaurant. Tweeting her heartfelt grief Juhi posted, "This is the perfect screenplay...look at how my brother timed it ... He gave me the biggest gift of my lifetime...saw its release... And..."
team sends out heartfelt condolences to Juhi and family.Rajini and SRK bring traffic in Chennai to a standstill (10:52 AM March 10th)
Iconic Tamil mega-star Rajinikanth's first and last public appearance for his latest film Kochadaiyaan
was at the film's music launch on Sunday morning in Chennai. He intends to stay out of the marketing and promotions after the music and trailer launch.
Shah Rukh Khan in whose production Ra.One
Rajinikanth had made a cameo appearance was prominently present at the event on Sunday morning, though he didn't release the music.
The honour of releasing the trailer and music of Kochadaiyaan
went to the veteran filmmaker K. Balachander.
Shah Rukh in fact volunteered to be present at the big event and even offered to bring Deepika Padukone alongwith him.
Says a source, "Deepika is shooting with Shah Rukh for Happy New Year
. It is at present impossible for her to fly down to Chennai or anywhere else. But Shah Rukh not only offered to fly down in a private jet he also agreed to take Deepika in the chartered flight."
Confirming these occurrences, the film's co-producer Dr Murli Manohar says, "The event went off spectacularly. All the roads leading to the event were blocked by Rajniji's fans. Our leading lady Deepika Padukone flew down with Shah Rukh in a private jet for just a few hours. But it was not a jet sent by Rajinikanthji. Rajinji has never in his life travelled by a private jet. It was Shah Rukh who has arranged the jet for himself and Deepika. He wanted to be there for Rajiniji's special moment."
Apparently, Rajinikanth is deeply moved by Shah Rukh's gesture.
Ten minutes of the film Kochadaiyaan
was screened for the press.
Explains Dr Murli, "There were many misconceptions about the '3D Motion Capture Technique' that Kochadaiyaan
has used. It is not animation film. We wanted to show the world the difference between a cartoon film and 3D Motion Capture. We wanted to dispel the notion."Salman Khan getting married to Lulia Vantur (07:31 PM March 9th)
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