I don’t make movies for money, says Shah Rukh Khan-Film Snippets

New Delhi, June 1 (Calcutta Tube) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, currently busy with his home production ‘Ra.One’, says he doesn’t make movies to earn money anymore.

‘My mantra for work changed five or seven years ago, I think. Now I don’t make movies to make money…I make money to make movies,’ Shah Rukh posted on his Twitter page.

The 44-year-old has produced films like ‘Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani’, ‘Chalte Chalte’, ‘Main Hoon Na’ and ‘Om Shanti Om’.


I’m no longer a young filmmaker: Karan Johar

Ace filmmaker Karan Johar, 38, is bogged down by his physical problems and feels he is no longer ‘the young filmmaker’ as most people address him as.

‘First round of physiotherapy…signs of ageing…first the grey hair and now the bad back…no longer the ‘young’ filmmaker,’ Karan posted on social networking site Twitter.

Karan, who made films like ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’, ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’ and ‘My Name Is Khan’, has been in New York for a long time to find inspiration for his next project. He even celebrated his birthday there Wednesday.


Sanjay Dutt cooks to woo Manyata

Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt donned the chef’s hat to woo his wife Manyata, who was upset with him for speeding his car on the Mumbai-Pune Express highway.

‘Tonight I am the chef at home. Cooking some mutton for my wife. Making up for morning,’ Sanjay posted on his Twitter page Monday.

After cooking the dinner, he posted: ‘Mission accomplished. Dinner served.’

The actor was driving around his Audi A8 at a high speed.


‘Tere Bin Laden’ filmmaker recreates Karachi in India

From locations, costumes and language – director Abhishek Sharma is taking care of everything to add true flavours of Karachi to his comedy ‘Tere Bin Laden’, about a news reporter from Pakistan desperate to migrate to the US in pursuit of his dream.

Pakistani singer Ali Zafar plays the protagonist in the film that also features veteran theatre personalities Barry John and Piyush Mishra. The film, produced by Walkwater Media, has been shot in areas of Mumbai and Hyderabad which bore close resemblance to streets in Karachi.

According to a source from the production unit, the costume designer was sent to Pakistan to research on the clothes worn there and also buy some for the movie.

‘The costumes were brought in from Pakistan. The costume designer went to markets in Pakistan where women normally do not venture out, just to source authentic clothes for the film. Typical radio sets, hoardings and products were also brought to the location,’ said the source.

For a specific scene, a truck with typical artwork from Pakistan was required in the film. When the director of film and director of photography, Santosh Thundyil, spotted one such truck at a traffic light in Hyderabad, they jumped with joy.

‘The truck driver refused to lend his truck. It was a funny scene as Abhishek and Santosh jumped out of their car in the middle of the road just to convince him. They finally managed to do so,’ added the source.

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