Shahrukh Khan and Brad Pitt’s box office clash averted Brad Pitt's 'Fury' to now release in India post SRK's HNY By Indo-Asian News Service Tue, Sep 23, 2014 09:34:04 GMT
Brad Pitt's "Fury" will splash across Indian screens Oct 31, two weeks after its international release Oct 17. The decision has been kept taking in mind the Diwali festivities and the much-awaited release of Shahrukh Khan's "Happy New Year".
Understanding the Diwali season is family time in India, PVR Pictures, the distributors of "Fury" in India will release the film once the festivities have wound down and die-hard fans of Shahrukh Khan have at least seen "Happy New Year" once in the theaters.
Deepak Sharma, chief operating officer, PVR Pictures, is confident "Fury" will do well in India.
"However, since the worldwide release is Oct 17 and that's peak family time in India, given the festivities of Diwali, we took a conscious call to push the release.
"Also, 'Happy New Year' is coming out too, which will definitely be a priority watch for the audience as most people wish to during this period, watch movies with their families. We didn't want to dilute the release of our film," Sharma said in a statement.
^That article doesn't make much sense to me. They wonder what his "slow" India promotions will be, and then proceed to describe a 7-city India tour and TV appearances. Doesn't that comprise a pretty specific strategy? What is it they're trying to say? Good or bad?
^Doesn't "TV appearances" = "TV shows", no matter where they are?
That's what they mean - that he will cram some of these in before the movie begins and after the India shows. But according to them it's not the same as taking time to appear in every reality show and dancing with the participants and interacting with the audience. With the India shows taking up most of the time they will probably just do a couple appearances here and there before the movie releases. Taking it slow....:D
The same things were said last year before Chennai Express released. I think SRK just wants to avoid a Ra.One like overdose that people had to go through. Maintain just sufficient curiosity and let the promos and media do the rest. On a related note, I see the cast of Haider everywhere promoting their film, but not the Bang Bang team. Says something about the buzz and confidence. HNY is similar.
His fans are already going gaga over superstar Shah Rukh Khan's eight-pack abs look in 'Happy New Year', and now his wife Gauri too has given a thumbs up to his chiselled physique by terming it "fabulous".
Happy New Year, produced under Shah Rukh and Gauri's home banner Red Chillies Entertainment, is directed by Farah Khan.
The film's team will be travelling to Dubai for the movie's premier.
"I think it's going to do really well," Gauri said here.
Talking about SRK's frame, she said: "I think he has worked really hard for his eight-pack abs, and it's showing up. He is looking fabulous."
The duo got married in 1991, and raise three children together - son Aryan, who studies abroad, daughter Suhana, and youngest son AbRam, who was born via surrogacy last year
This article says SRK told them HNY is less than 3 hours and not as long as Komal Nahta tweeted.
Happy New Year is less than three hours, says Shah Rukh Khan
Tue, October 14, 2014 8:30pm UTC by Namrata Thakker
Contrary to rumors the film isn’t over three hours long in duration
A few days ago trade analyst Komal Nahata had sent out a tweet saying that Happy New Year is 3 hours and 8 minutes long. After that tweet there was chatter on if the length of the film would actually affect its business. Given the fact that most Bollywood films these days clock under three hours of time, HNY would have been a solid exception.
However, in a recent interaction with us, Shah Rukh who has acted and produced the film confirmed, “It’s less than three hours. It’s a longish film but not as long as Komal Nahta says. He hasn’t seen the film. It’s not that long. Also, there is a six minute video of cast and crew when the credit roles. I think it’s longer (smiles).”
So there you go! All those wondering if HNY would be a very long film can breathe a huge sigh of relief
Ben Affleck's Gone Girl, which was earlier slated to release along with , will now release on October 31
Hollywood star Ben Affleck's Gone Girl, which was slated to release on the same day as superstar Shah Rukh Khan's big-ticket entertainer Happy New Year, will now hit screens October 31.
The David Fincher-directorial was to release on October 24, a day after Diwali, and Happy New Year is releasing on the same day.
"Ben Affleck's much-awaited and much-acclaimed Gone Girl to release in India October 31," said a statement.
The Hollywood movie, which has received a positive feedback at the US box office, is based on a best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn.
In the film, Ben plays the role of a writer who is caught in a media circus when his wife goes missing and the police suspect he is responsible. Actress Rosamund Pike plays his wife.
Actors like Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, and Carrie Coon are also part of the movie, which had its world premiere on the opening night of the 52nd New York Film Festival last month. In the US, the movie released on October 3.
Come Friday and Indiawaale will make their presence felt in cinemas. The group hatches a plan for a diamond heist under the pretext of participating in an international dancing competition. Farah Khan, director of Happy New Year, introduces us to the motley gang.
CHARLIE (SHAH RUKH KHAN)
Charlie is an unusual name for Shah Rukh Khan. When we started writing the script, Althea (co-writer Althea Kaushal) who's a Catholic, would often refer to the character as `that Charlie'. That's how Charlie stuck for Shah Rukh, who's always been Rahul or Raj or even Ram. It's good that Charlie has become popular on social networking sites. He's the head of the group and it's his cause that becomes the motive for the diamond heist.
When I gave the script to SRK, I didn't think that an actor like him would do a movie with an ensemble cast. It takes lot of self-confidence and conviction for an actor of his standing to do a film like this.He often told me how he's enjoying doing a multi-starrer.
ROHAN (VIVAAN SHAH)
Rohan is a hacker who helps the team in carrying out the robbery. I auditioned 100 guys for this role, and they were all the muscular sort with six-pack abs. But I wanted an innocent-looking boy, unlike the chaalu guy with a criminal mind that the character actually is.
Although Vivaan had done 7 Khoon Maaf, I hadn't thought of him until my casting director recommended him. Only when we started shooting, Shah Rukh and I discussed how Vivaan is the best actor for this character. His acting is not the typical commercial style. Though I'd shout at him to deliver his scenes in the commercial masala style, his take was so refreshing that it enhanced the overall result.
MOHINI (DEEPIKA PADUKONE)
Though we auditioned many girls, I knew that Mohini Joshi should be played by a star who can hold her own against five guys -like Hema Malini did in Satte Pe Satta. Though Mohini is a bar dancer, she's the moral core of the group. She's brought in by Nandu, to teach them to dance.
After Om Shanti Om, HNY is like homecoming for Deepika. She came on board barely a month before we started shooting. I believe with this role she's doing something completely different from what she has done before. Mohini can't speak in English, she speaks in a crass manner with a strong Mumbaiya accent. Also, the song Lovely sees her in an entirely different avatar.
NANDU (ABHISHEK BACHCHAN)
Adrunkard from the slums, Nandu Bhide is an outrageous character who is obsessed with speaking in English. When I narrated the script to Abhishek, he said he was born to play Nandu. Abhi is so sophisticated and speaks with a Boston accent and Nandu is the exact opposite of that. I got him those `350 jeans -that too, one size small for that tight-fit look -and `150 shirts bought from a small store in Bandra as well as roadside chappals, for the look. You'll be surprised by how good Abhi is as Nandu. Like his father, he has great comic timing, but is underutilised.
JAG (SONU SOOD)
Jag is a detonation expert, whose sense of hearing in the left ear is impaired. As a result of this, he misinterprets what others are saying and consequently, a lot of goofups happen. His character brief is -a hulk on steroids. He seethes with anger if someone says anything ill about his mother and others use this tactic to their advantage.
Sonu came on board just a week before the shooting commenced. For the call time of 8 am on the first day, he flew in from n the first day, he flew in from Bangkok and reached at 6 am.
A number of actors were con sidered for this role, but when you see the film, you'll agree that Sonu is the perfect choice for Jag.
TAMMY (BOMAN IRANI)
Boman was the first actor I had zeroed in on. I was shooting with him for Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi when I was scripting HNY. Also, his character is named after my maternal uncle, Tamton aka Tammy. Our film's Tammy is a 50-year-old Parsi guy who lives with his mother and is an expert at cracking safes.
From dancing to performing stunts with harness to shooting underwater sequences -in this movie, Boman has attempted everything that he has never done in his career so far, or may never do again in the future. This is the most physically demanding role he has ever done and he might need to sleep for a month after this film.
I had managed to keep away from all kinds of spoilers, Saw songs promos just once and totally skipped the dialog promos. So it was super watching I film I knew almost nothing about. So when I saw the adorable little prince with his super daddy on the big screen it was an awesome moment. And I never expected to see Gauri dancing. She looks soooo good.
MP: Not allowed to watch SRK film, woman consumes acid
A 21-year-old woman allegedly consumed acid when her husband did not allow her to watch Happy New Year starring Shah Rukh Khan.
The incident occurred at Khaniya Dana in Shivpuri district, about 270 kilometers north of Bhopal, on Sunday. The woman is battling for her life at a hospital in Gwalior.
The woman, Neha Sen, asked her husband Vishal Sen to take her to a cinema hall to watch Happy New Year but he refused to entertain her request saying that there was a huge rush in the cinema hall and he left alone to watch the movie. Upset with the refusal, Neha allegedly consumed a bottle of acid.
Neha was rushed to the district hospital in a critical condition from where she was referred to Gwalior.
In her statement to police station-in-charge Rai Singh, Neha admitted that she consumed acid because her husband didn’t take her to cinema hall to watch Happy New Year.
After recording her statement, she was referred to Gwalior hospital as her internal organs burnt due to the effect of the acid, said police.
Station-in-charge Rai Singh said no case had been registered yet as the police are looking into the case.
Copyrights Dispute Ends by Anita Iyer (November 1, 2014)
As part of their massive marketing blitzkrieg, Farah Khan last week released a new track Sharabi after the release of their film Happy New Year.
Soon after its launch, the track landed into trouble with Surj, erstwhile part of the Punjabi rap band RDB claiming that he owns the rights of the song and wasn’t credited. The track originally had credited Vishal-Shekhar, Manj Music and Nindy Kaur as singers. Overnight, the credits were changed with Surj RDB name along with Three Records added to the list.
Till 2012, before the band split, RDB comprised of three brothers – Manj, Surj and Kuly and formed Three Records to release their independent works. After Kuly passed away, Manj started producing music under the moniker Manj Musik.
After Sharabi appeared online, Surj marked a Copyright Strike on it claiming infringement of his copyright. Vinod Bhanushali, President – Marketing, Media & Publishing at T-Series states, “We got the music rights from Red Chillies and the we usually carry credits based on the metadata given by the producers. The track went off-air after Surj struck it down. The brothers sorted the issue among themselves yesterday and we uploaded the track with credits accordingly.”
Prior to the change when Sound Box had contacted representatives handling Manj Musik for clarification, they denied receiving any legal notification. Ankit Khanna, Manj’s Manager said, “Sharabi was composed by Kuly and Manj while Surj handled the legalities and management side of the business. On papers, Manjeet Singh Ral is credited as the composer so Surj’s claims are baseless. We have all the paper work sorted and if needed will produce it in the court of law.”
The track included in the film has been changed from the original created while part of RDB with the music composers Vishal-Shekhar getting involved. The lyrics and melody have been modified.
Prior to the current dispute, there was an existing legal battle in Mumbai High court over carrying RDB’s Legacy. Manj had accused Surj of unlawfully using his compositions and miming to his vocals at live events. The lawsuit was intended to stop Surj from using the RDB name and monetising from their work together.