Quickies 3rd June 2019: Shah Rukh Khan attends his make-up man's wedding, Saif Ali Khan and family on vacation, Shahid Kapoor not the first choice for Kabir Singh and more...
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SRK’s Star Power
If there’s something Shah Rukh Khan is known from apart from being one of the most globally renowned celebrities, it is his charm, wit and humble personality. And he proved once again, why we can’t get enough of him on or off the screen. Because yesterday, was his makeup man’s wedding and he made his way to the stage from the back gate to congratulate the couple. Inevitably the marriage hall turned into a theatre hall when the crowd started cheering and whistling for the Raees star. In a video that has gone viral, we can see him looking dapper in an all-black suit and hugging the bride and groom while everyone just can’t get enough of him. But while he might have made an appearance on that stage, what about the big screen? When are we going to line up to buy tickets to his film? Unfortunately, it’s going to be a while before that happens because the recent statement was "I said somewhere that I might decide in June about my next project. But I won't even do it in June, I will only do a film when I feel like doing it from my heart. I only act when it comes from my heart, but this time I don't feel like doing it. A lot of people are telling me stories, I've heard 15-20 stories, and I liked 2-3 of them. But I haven't decided yet which film to do. Because the moment I take a decision, I will have to start working on films. I will completely be engrossed in it. I won't do anything for 2-3 months. There are a few stories that are good, but I have not taken a decision emotionally. Mentally, I know it's good. But I haven't decided anything yet." So there you have it, but on the bright side, you can still catch a glimpse of King Khan by watching the wedding video on in.com.
If there’s one couple who knows how to balance out their personal and professional lives, it would be Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan who was heading to Tuscany for a family vacation just a few days ago with their little boy Taimur. And now thanks to Poonam Damania that is Kareena’s manager we got snippets from the vacation because she posted pictures of the Pataudi’s lavish getaway. One of the pictures has Bebo holding Taimur in her arms and sporting a sleeveless mini white dress with the floral print while Saif standing beside them looks relaxed in his striped tee and blue denim. Oh, and his new hairstyle has just upped his charm game. Another picture has Kareena looking fine in her yellow swimsuit and wet hair and the Nawab donning shades and a bathrobe, giving out some serious power couple goals. Earlier a few pictures of this picture perfect family had gone viral when they posed with a bunch of fans in London but all said and done, it was Taimur Ali Khan and his adorable expressions that stole the show. Man, there’s just something about the Nawabs.
Kabir Singh’s casting
If you’ve already watched Kabir Singh’s trailer, I’m sure the thought of Shahid Kapoor being perfect for such a role would have crossed your mind. Because even though his career began as a chocolate boy after some radical performances in films like Kaminey, Haider and Udta Punjab, he’s definitely proven his versatility. But did you know that he wasn’t the first choice for Kabir Singh? Yeah, you heard me right. In a recent interview with Mumbai Mirror, director of the film Sandeep Vanga revealed that the makers approached Arjun Kapoor before Shahid but they were already in talks with the latter and so things didn’t pan out with Arjun. In the director’s words, “Yeah, but before that Shahid and I were already in talks, so I couldn’t just jump to another actor. It’s not about whose acting calibre is greater but about the commitment. I love his work and collaborating with an actor of his calibre who I had only seen on screen before, was exciting. Shahid suits the part to the T.” Personally speaking, I’m sure Shahid is going to kill it just like his earlier performances. Kabir Singh is going to hit the big screens later this month on June 21.
Keanu Reeves joining Marvel
When you hear the name Keanu Reeves, for all the right reasons your mind automatically thinks of John Wick. But, if the rumours turn out to be true then Reeves might star in an upcoming film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. According to reports, his next gig could be an upcoming Marvel film titled The Eternals although there is no word on what role he might be playing. So far he hasn’t signed the deal yet as negotiations are at play. However the film is expected to release next year and according to IMDB, the film will also star Angelina Jolie and Richard Madden and is going to be directed by Chole Zhao. But coming back to Reeves, he has never been involved with any film for MCU and the last film he did that was based on a comic book was Constantine back in 2005. Right now he is basking in the glory of his latest release that is John wick 3 which has approximately collected 220 million dollars worldwide so far. Nonetheless, I genuinely hope that he becomes a part of the Marvel family and needless to say in.com will keep you posted if and when that happens.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
Did you know that the last time Virat Kohli bowled for India was back in 2017? And do you know why I’m telling you this? Because apparently the team that he is currently leading does not have faith in him when it comes to bowling in international cricket. But on the bright side, he’s got faith in himself. During a recent interview with the broadcasters of the ICC cricket world cup 2019, Virat joked that Jasprit Bumrah who happens to be his teammate as well as currently one of the top bowlers in cricket doubted Kohli’s bowling skills. He said “It was during the ODI series in Sri Lanka (in 2017) where we had almost won everything; I asked MS (Dhoni) if I could bowl. Just when I was getting ready to roll my arm over, Bumrah shouted from the boundary and said ‘no joking around, it is an international game’, No one in the team believes in my bowling but I do. After that, I had back issues and then never bowled (in international matches).” However he Kohli does bowl in the nets, he’s got four wickets in T20 cricket and he’s even bowled during test matches. And even though he’s known for his bowling skills, he shared that his bowling action is inspired by James Anderson of England. “I used to follow James Anderson’s action when I was at the academy (in Delhi). Later, when I got to play alongside him, I told him about that story. We both had a good laugh over it,” But coming back to his team’s lack of faith in him as a bowler most likely stems from the 2016 world T20 semi-final match against West Indies who needed 7 runs from 6 balls and MS Dhoni chose Virat to bowl the final over and he failed. Anyway, let’s hope for the best for the Indian team this world cup.Read More