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Shah Rukh Khan heads to Srinagar to shoot new Yash Chopra film

Plus, Sirish Kunder apologies to SRK; and the director Bela Sehgal says she might make a sequel to Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi.

Shah Rukh Khan will be shooting in Srinagar next week for Yash Chopra's new film. AFP Photo
Shah Rukh Khan will be shooting in Srinagar next week for Yash Chopra's new film. AFP Photo

SRK to shoot new Yash Chopra film

Shah Rukh Khan is scheduled to begin shooting his new film in the northern Indian city of Srinagar next week. Directed by the veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra, the film co-stars Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma, and features music by the renowned composer A R Rahman. It is Chopra's first film in eight years. A source from the film's production team said: "The exact dates of the shooting and the locations are being kept a secret to avoid the huge rush of SRK's fans, who could interfere with the shooting because of their enthusiasm to get a glimpse of their superstar." The 46-year-old actor is said to be playing an army officer in the movie. Chopra had earlier announced plans to release the film in India on November 13, in time for the festival of Diwali. – IANS

Shirish Kunder apologises to Shah Rukh Khan

The filmmaker Shirish Kunder has put an end to the animosity between him and the actor Shah Rukh Khan by posting an apology on Twitter. Kunder, who is married to Shah Rukh's friend, the choreographer-director Farah Khan, created a stir last year when he took to Twitter for a potshot at Khan's big-budget film RA.One. The film, which was released last October, failed to meet box office expectations. "I just heard a 150-crore firework fizzle," Kunder had tweeted, referring to the film's budget of 1.5 billion rupees (Dh99 million). In January, Kunder and Khan were caught in a brawl at the actor Sanjay Dutt's birthday party. On Sunday, Kunder issued a public apology. "I'll always regret one thing that I feel very guilty about. I sincerely apologise for my tweet on RA.One," he wrote. His wife Farah said: "I'm proud of my husband. It takes a big heart to apologise." Kunder is currently promoting his new film Joker, starring Sonakshi Sinha and Akshay Kumar, which will be released on Friday. – IANS

Sehgal talks about the success of Shirin Farhad

The director Bela Sehgal is thrilled with the box-office performance of her debut film Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi and says she's not ruling out making a sequel to the romantic comedy. "All the screenings we visited this week were full. People are loving the film. So you never know – we may just make a part two," said Sehgal. The film stars the veteran actor Boman Irani opposite Farah Khan, who makes her acting debut in the movie. They play two fortysomethings who fall in love with each other at first sight.

Polish film composer Preisner to make his debut in India

The Polish film composer Zbigniew Preisner has been tapped to score the forthcoming film Gaadha, directed by Shaji N Karun, whose debut film Piravi won the Camera d'Or at the 1989 Cannes film festival. Preisner is best known for his film scores for the renowned Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski. "He's arriving this week and we'll meet about his plans for my film," said Karun, 60. "The movie is an Indo-Polish-French co-production and we will shoot mostly in north India." - IANS