x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 19 January 2018

Today's entertainment news: Shah Rukh Khan seeks western talent for Bollywood

Paris Hilton lands a Black Friday bargain; Black Eyed Peas's announces indefinite hiatus; and Bollywood grieves over Sultan Khan's death.

The Bollywood sensation Shah Rukh Khan has offered the American actress Heather Graham a lead role in one of his forthcoming films. Punit Paranjpe / Reuters
The Bollywood sensation Shah Rukh Khan has offered the American actress Heather Graham a lead role in one of his forthcoming films. Punit Paranjpe / Reuters

Guess who's going to Bollywood?

American actress Heather Graham has been offered by Indian sensation Shah Rukh Khan a lead role in one of his forthcoming films.

SRK was at the International Film Festival of India in Goa to open the event, which the actress was also attending.

Graham told The Times of India: "I always knew Shah Rukh Khan was big in Bollywood, but I got a first-hand view of his superstar power. Yes, we did discuss our common interest - films - and he invited me to come and work in Indian films."

Paris Hilton buys a Ferrari on Black Friday

While US shoppers spent their Black Friday hunting for discounted deals, Paris Hilton treated herself to something that wasn't exactly a bargain: a 2012 California Spyder Ferrari worth US$300,000 (Dh1.1 million).

The car was delivered to her Los Angeles mansion on Friday morning, but it wasn't until Saturday that the 30-year-old hotel heiress took her red sports car out for a spin.

"Just drove my new car for the first time. Such a beautiful car and so much fun to drive! I love it!" she posted on Twitter.

Aside from her new Ferrari, Hilton owns two Bentleys, a Lexus LFA, a hybrid Escalade and a Range Rover.

That's how Ms Hilton rolls, we guess.

Black Eyed Peas say bye-bye

Global music sensation The Black Eyed Peas announced earlier this week that they will be taking an indefinite break.

Will.i.am explained that the pop group's members would like to focus on their respective solo projects. Will.i.am himself premiered his debut single from a new solo album at the recent American Music Awards.

Meanwhile, Fergie is rumoured to want to start a family with actor Josh Duhamel, while Apl.de.ap is headed back to his hometown in the Philippines.

The group clarified on talk show Ellen last Wednesday that they are not breaking up - just going on hiatus.

Goodbye catchy disco songs! And strange stage names! And over-the-top costumes!

Kasabian set to rock Dubai out in February

British rockers Kasabian are coming to the UAE on February 10. After playing in festivals around Europe last summer and releasing their acclaimed fourth studio album Velociraptor, the band will be heading to the Sevens Stadium in Dubai for a one-night-only performance, belting out their hit singles Empire, Shoot the Runner, Club Foot and Fire, as well as songs from their latest album.

Kasabian have sold more than one million albums worldwide since the release of their self-titled debut in 2004, reaching No 1 status twice in the UK, winning a host of British music awards and having their tracks feature on movies, TV shows and video games.

Tickets (priced at Dh295 and Dh495) went on sale yesterday. Visit www.doneevents.com for further details.

Sultan Khan's death a great loss to music

The death of Sultan Khan struck a painful chord for many Bollywood celebrities, who expressed grief over losing the sarangi maestro and classical singer.

"I lost my ustad - Ustad Sultan Khan, my guru my friend my idol ... We will never have a sarangi maestro like him," music composer and singer Salim Merchant posted on Twitter.

"Very very saddened to hear about his demise. He played on the soundtrack of my directorial feature, Everybody Says I'm Fine! He had a huge heart and an impish sense of humour," tweeted actor Rahul Bose.

Khan, 71, died after prolonged illness in Rajasthan, India, on Sunday afternoon.