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Shah Rukh Khan interested in co-owning a football team

Plus: Jay Leno stars in a Bolly-style advert, Yahoo! hosts Indian film festival, Shahid Kapoor Denies Wanted sequel role, Emraan Hashmi reveals his comic side, and Devdas to get 3D release.

Shah Rukh Khan is in talks with the I-League champions Dempo to take up a stake in the Goa-based sports club. AP
Shah Rukh Khan is in talks with the I-League champions Dempo to take up a stake in the Goa-based sports club. AP

After tasting success in cricket, Shah Rukh Khan has now switched his attention to football. He is in talks with the I-League champions Dempo to take up a stake in the Goa-based sports club, according to Dempo's secretary general Armando Colaco. "We are still working out how to use Shah Rukh's image to boost the club. Hopefully we will have a great deal," Colaco said. The actor currently co-owns the Indian Premier League champions Kolkata Knight Riders. * IANS

Jay Leno stars in a Bolly-style advert

The talk show host Jay Leno is the star of an advertisement for Tata Nano, which follows the journey of the automobile from a factory in India to the streets of Hollywood. The advert features a troupe of Indian dancers performing to a Bollywood-style number. Leno joins them, wearing an ivory sherwani created by the Indian designer Manav Gangwani. "I love the suit and so does my wife," Leno said. According to Gangwani, he sent a selection of designs to Leno, who then chose the ivory piece. "It's an absolute pleasure to be dressing Jay Leno. He has the most remarkable personality," Gangwani said. "Each of the garments in the video are a true reflection of the Indian aesthetic and yet suited to modern-day fashion. A perfect fusion of the east and west." Watch the advert at www.JayLenosGarage.com. * IANS

Yahoo! hosts online Indian film fest

Yahoo! India announced this week the launch of its first online retrospective from Vinod Chopra Films. Beginning this month until September, internet users have the opportunity to watch eight hit movies from the Bollywood studio: 3 Idiots, Munna Bhai MBBS, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Parineeta, Parinda, Khamosh, Mission Kashmir and Kareeb. Last year, Yahoo premiered the feature-length animation film Super K on its website. It also recently hosted an online children's film festival, showcasing Bal Ganesh and Stanley Ka Dabba. * IANS

Shahid Kapoor denies Wanted sequel role

Shahid Kapoor has denied reports he is starring in the sequel of the 2009 action film Wanted, which was headlined by Salman Khan and directed by Prabhu Deva. "I don't think anyone can replace Salman Khan. I think just because Prabhu and I have been meeting up to do a film together, people are already jumping to conclusions that we're doing Wanted 2," Kapoor said. "But yes, we are very keen to work with each other. But these are all rumours, I have not said yes to anything." Kapoor is currently promoting his forthcoming film Teri Meri Kahaani, in which he co-stars with Priyanka Chopra. The film, directed by Kunal Kohli, is scheduled to arrive in cinemas on June 22. * IANS

Emraan Hashmi reveals comic side

Viewers will get to see a different side of the action star Emraan Hashmi in his new film, the comedy-thriller Shanghai. "You will, for the first time, see that Emraan is a stellar comic actor," said the film's director Dibakar Banerjee. "He was there full-on rehearsing, forgetting the culture of the kinds of films he has been doing. He has totally changed and rediscovered himself in this kind of filmmaking." Shanghai, which also stars Abhay Deol and Kalki Koechlin, is scheduled to hit Indian cinemas on Friday. * IANS

Devdas to get 3D release

The 2002 film Devdas, which was recently named by Time magazine as one of the past decade's 10 best films, is getting the 3D treatment, announced its director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. "It's going to be 10 years since its release. It will look amazing in 3D," he said. "Just imagine Aishwarya Rai, Madhuri Dixit and Shah Rukh Khan in 3D in front of you. The lavish sets as well." At the time of its release, Devdas was the most expensive Bollywood film ever produced. * IANS