CHAK DE INDIA

  • I declined 'Gangs of Wasseypur' because I was tired: Shilpa Shukla June 28, 2014

    Leh: Actress Shilpa Shukla, best known for her roles in 'Chak De! India' and 'Khamosh Paani', says she was offered Anurag Kashyap's 'Gangs of Wasseypur' but had to decline it as she needed a break. "I refused the movie because I was tired. I just went to Banaras and stayed...
  • What caused the death of long lasting patriotic Bollywood songs January 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Timeless Bollywood songs like 'Mera Rang De Basanti Chola', 'Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon', 'Mere Desh Ki Dharti' and 'Kar Chale Hum Fidaa JaanOTan Saathiyon' have still not found their parallel in the 100 years of cinema. We automatically think Manoj Kumar or Bajraj Sahni when it comes...
  • The film industry needs to be little more compassionate: Shilpa Shukla June 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Shilpa Shukla, who played Bindiya Naik in Shah Rukh Khan starrer 'Chak De India', says she was professionally devastated when her big films did not materialise post the success of the hockey movie. "There was a phase, even after 'Chak De India', when professional frustrations like films getting shelved...
  • Richa Chadda was approached for 'B.A. Pass' before Shilpa Shukla June 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Shilpa Shukla was always the first choice for 'B.A. Pass'. Director Ajay Bahl wasn't sure if she would have taken it up after a debut like 'Chak De! India', and that's when he approached Richa Chadda. But the deal was eventually sealed with Shilpa. "I always had Shilpa in...
  • Shah Rukh: 'Chennai Express' is a nice change for me April 7, 2013

    Vancouver: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan picks films instinctively, but he is especially happy with Rohit Shetty's 'Chennai Express' as he believes it is a comedy, action and entertainmentpacked project 'different' from the intense and serious films he has done in the recent past. "I do films which I like at a...
  • Shah Rukh: The age of conventional jobs is over January 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Demonstrating true sportsman's spirit and enthusiasm, superstar Shah Rukh Khan backs sports as a profession. He says it should be considered a good job opportunity and that parents must be educated about how games can be a viable career option for their children. "Parents will always be wary of sports...
  • 'Chak De! India' was a mistake: Sagarika Ghatge August 22, 2012

    Mumbai: Most newbie actresses would give a hand as well as a leg to act in a Shah Rukh Khan film. However, Sagarika Ghatge, who had quite a prominent role in SRK's 'Chak De! India' feels that signing the film was a mistake. The actress elaborates, "I don't know if it...
  • Best sports biopic: Irrfan vs Shah Rukh vs Farhan April 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Biopics are the latest fad in Bollywood. The success of Tigmanshu Dhulia's 'Paan Singh Tomar' has given impetus to such films. It's not the first time the Hindi film industry has focussed on biopics. V Shantaram had come up with 'Dr Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani' in 1946 only....
  • Shah Rukh Khan to play Dhyan Chand in a biopic April 9, 2012

    New Delhi: If media reports are to be believed then Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan is all set to play Dhyan Chand's role in a forthcoming biopic based on the hockey legend's life. Dhyan Chand was the hockey captain of team India and was phenomenal in achieving several Olympic gold...
  • Why Aamir scores over SRK April 23, 2010

    Not much is common between superstars Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, except their surname. One is a marketing genius, and the other is a king of public relations. One belongs to a film family of Mumbai (Aamir), while the other is from a middleclass business family of Delhi. Among...
  • Akshay becomes bowler for 'Patiala House' April 8, 2010

    Action star Akshay Kumar is taking his role as a cricketer in Patiala House so seriously that he has been training rigorously under former Test bowler Paras Mhambrey even before shooting has started. Paras, currently working with the Indian Premier League's Mumbai Indians team, has been taking time off to coach...
  • Yash Chopra to direct another romantic movie October 22, 2009

    New Delhi: After five years' break, veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra says he is all set to wield the megaphone once again for a romance saga. "I am going to direct a film in December or January. It will be a romantic film. I haven't decided about the cast or any other...
  • Sagarika Ghatge wants to get out of Chak De shadow August 17, 2009

    Mumbai: Two years after making a dream debut opposite Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan in Chak De, Sagarika Ghatge is ready with her second film but the actress wants people to stop calling her Preety Sabharwal, her popular screen name in the movie. Ghatge, who will be next seen opposite Arjun...
  • Gossip: Aamir Khan is still with Yash Raj March 7, 2009

    Mumbai: Media in Mumbai recently was buzzing with the rumour of Salman Khan replacing Aamir Khan for a Yash Raj film. As it turns out, a little birdie perched on one of the YRF trees, tells us that it ain't true! Apparently Aamir's project with the Chopras is still on and big...
  • Vidya Malvade's favourite sport shopping, not hockey! November 14, 2008

    The Chak De India girl Vidya Malvade has come a long way after her pilot husband, Captain Arvind Singh Bagga passed away in an air crash in 2000. Today, Vidya who played the role of captain of the Indian hockey team in this hit movie, is a successful airhostess turned...
  • MTV spoofs on blockbusters better than the films September 10, 2008

    Mumbai: MTV is at it again. This leading music channel has a line up of Bollywood's superstars and their superhit films. Well just that in true MTV style these are going to filmi spoofs featuring lookalikes. So welcome Cheque De, Bechare Zameen Par and Jado Ek Bar (Jodhaa Akbar) in...
  • Find out Chak De girl Vidya's Bollywood goals June 19, 2008

    Mumbai: Honeymoon period for actress Vidya Malvade after Chak De India seems to be never ending as offers continue to pour in for this damsel. Well life after Chak De surely is beautiful. I have waited for this moment for a very long time. I have struggled my way through it...
  • Grand affair: IIFA weekend comes to and end June 10, 2008

    The IIFA Weekend in Bangkok, that kicked off on June 6, at the Dusit Thani Super Luxury Hotel came to a star studded conclusion on Monday. ...
  • IIFA 2008: And the award goes to... June 9, 2008

    And the award goes to... Best Film: Chak De! India Best Director: Shimit Amin for Chak De! India Best Actor: Shah Rukh Khan for Chak De! India Best Actress: Kareena Kapoor for Jab We Met Best Supporting Actor: Irrfan Khan for Life in a Metro Best Supporting Actress: Konkona Sen Sharma for Life in a Metro...
  • Chak De! India sweeps IIFA | The other winners June 8, 2008

    Bangkok: Chak De! India, which won critical acclaim and mass popularity, also swept the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) 2008 awards on Sunday night as it was named the Best Film. Superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Shimit Amin lifted the Best Actor and Best Director trophies respectively for the film. Kareena...
  • Stars sparkled bright at the Producers' Guild Awards March 31, 2008

    Mumbai: Sunday evening in Mumbai turned out to be a red carpet invitation to Bollywood, the occasion was the 2008 Producers' Guild Awards. Shah Rukh ruled the evening by grabbing the Best Actor For Chak De India, Akshay Kumar latched on to the Best Entertainer of the year. Kareena took...
  • Chak De, Taare Zameen Par rule 53rd Filmfare awards February 24, 2008

    Mumbai: The 53rd Filmfare awards were announced in Mumbai on Saturday. The who's who of Bollywood gathered at Yashraj Studio to honour the best of Bollywood for the year 2007. Darsheel Safary may have lost the Best actor award to Shah Rukh Khan for Chak De India but the 9year old...
  • Chak De! girls don chef hats on Valentine's Day February 14, 2008

    Chak De India girls were found wearing chef hats at the Vei Lounge in Mumbai. Wondering what's the occasion? Well Valentine's Day of course. CNNIBN's Urmi Sahni caught up with the girls to find out their plans for the special day. ...
  • Chak De! makers are best entertainers of 2007 January 23, 2008

    New Delhi: The verdict for the best entertainer for last year is finally out too. 2007 was a pretty good year for Bollywood new filmmakers, unconventional ideas and good old masala films. But who entertained us the most? Well, here are the winners of the CNNIBN Indian of the Year 2007...
  • Missing: Jab We Met from Screen nominations January 11, 2008

    Mumbai: The award season began with with the Star Screen Awards which were held in Mumbai on Thursday , but there were some glaringly obvious booboos at the ceremony that any film buff could spot. Here are big misses that make one wonder why the people behind the Screen Awards...
  • The shining stars of Star Screen Awards January 11, 2008

    Thursday night saw the star brigade out in their best as they walked the red carpet, Paras Tomar gives you the lowdown on the Star Screen Awards and the lucky stars who bagged the awards. ...
  • Taare... sweeps Screen Awards Chak De best film January 10, 2008

    Mumbai: Taare Zameen Par swept the Nokia 14th Annual Star Screen Awards on Thursday, but Chak De! India ran away with the Best Film Award and Shah Rukh Khan bagged the Best Actor Award at the first film award function of the year. However, it was a tie for the Best...
  • Akshay pips SRK, Khans to Bollywood crown January 2, 2008

    Mumbai: For Bollywood, 2007 has been a mixed bag. There were some big films which did very well and some which disappointed big time. Here is a look at the report card of the year gone by. At 42, King Khan and his six pack abs made sure that he gets...
  • Movie of the Year: Chak De charms India January 1, 2008

    What makes a terrific film? A killer script, characters that one wants to root for or in the end the sense of a journey taken. CNNIBNs Movie of the Year is a brave film that defied convention and stereotype and gave us some of the most memorable characters this year....
  • Salman reveals why he refused Chak De October 23, 2007

    It's not only one of the biggest hits of the year, but arguably one of the year's best films. Even as Chak De India goes from strength to strength, Salman Khan reveals why he turned down the lead role that Shah Rukh eventually did. ...