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seeks a pillar of strength in Hrithik Roshan!
After Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Hrithik Roshan and Shahrukh
Khan have formed a mutual admiration society. Shahrukh is
forever doling out free advice to his 'favourite male
co-star", while Hrithik adores the former and literally
hovers around him to seek help on matters of the heart and his
Subhash Ghai, who sure knows which side his bread is buttered,
has cast them together in his next production. The plot of the
film, due for release in October 2003, is a closely-guarded
secret, but tatlers suggest it would be yet another emotional
drama involving two friends or brothers. Needless to add, the
film's primary target will be the NRI market.
The two stars are excited at the prospect of working together
again. Especially elated is Shahrukh. He desperately needs the
support of the young megastar. Shahrukh is reportedly in dire
straits financially. The Mumbai municipal authorities have
levied an enormous tax on his Rs 12-crore mansion, while his
home production Asoka the Great is stuck due to paucity of
Let's hope the camaraderie is for real, and not just fair
weather dosti that turns sour once its purpose is served.
Khan seeks Dalai Lama's blessings
Bollywood star Shahrukh Khanvisited Bylakuppe, and sought
the blessings of Buddhist spiritual leader Dalai Lama, ahead
of the release of his movie Ashok based on Buddhism.
Shahrukh said he had come to Bylakuppe to seek the blessings
of the spiritual leader, as his movie Ashok would soon be
The actor visited Bylakuppe, a Tibetan settlement area, and
had a personal audience with Dalai Lama on August 1,
accompanied by Jay Mehta, an industrialist and husband of
actress Juhi Chawla.
Plans Films With Aamir, SRK
Aee's flagship TV entertainment channel may still be
struggling to recover its lost numero uno status, but the
company has made a flying start as a producer of big-budget
Hindi films. Gadar – Ek Prem Katha is such a massive hit,
everyone's wondering what the channel will come up with next.
Whatever the second project, can it ever hope to match Gadar's
The industry has been buzzing with the news that Zee's next
project is a film titled Waaris, which will star Aamir Khan
and be directed by John Matthew Mathan. John, you may
remember, is the talented director who made Sarfarosh with
Aamir – a great film which also turned out to be a big
commercial success. But John says nothing has been finalised
And this is what Nittin Keni, the producer of Gadar for Zee,
has to say: "We're developing a couple of scripts. The
tentative title of one script is Waaris and it's contemporary
high drama, about a father-son relationship. We're looking at
Aamir for one film, and Shahrukh Khan for another. But,"
he hastens to add, "neither star has given us the green
Obviously, plenty of hectic, behind-the-scenes negotiations
and meetings are going on. And till everything is signed and
sealed, no one will confirm anything.