Virat Kohli, the world's best batsman and captain of the world's top Test and ODI teams, wants to learn the Rubic's Cube from Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan.
The two had recently appeared in a show for a private television network. Kohli, the India captain, later tweeted to say he needed to learn the techniques of solving the complicated Rubic's Cube puzzle from the ace actor.
Kohli has been in sensational form this year and is the leading run-getter in one-day internationals in 2017.
The 28-year-old has also led his team with panache. India have won ODI series against England, West Indies, Sri Lanka and Australia besides making it to the final of the Champions Trophy.
India have also been unbeatable in Test cricket, having defeated Australia, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Kohli, who became the only batsman to hammer double hundreds in four successive Test series last year, will next lead India against New Zealand in a limited-overs series.
Aamir, who delivered a hit with his last movie 'Dangal', will next feature in a movie titled 'Secret Superstar'.
EXCITED: Raj Kundra and Bollywood wife Shilpa team up with Amir Khan
Amir Khan is now teaming up with the gorgeous Shilpa Shetty Kundra - Bollywood Actress and winner of Channel 4’s Celebrity Big Brother.
Determined to make an impact on the plight of orphans within South East Asia - the Amir Khan Foundation and the Shilpa Shetty Foundation have joined forces to host an event brining South Asian celebrities on one platform in the UK.
This is all to raise awareness of the fact that South East Asia has one of the highest orphan populations in the world – 40 Million!
“I strive to dedicate time and resources to charitable causes and launched the Amir Khan Foundation to allow me to take a hands on approach supporting young people in the UK and to manage international projects, such as establishing an orphanage within Gambia and clean water wells in Pakistan,” says Khan.
“As a father, providing the best I can for my little angel is number one to me.”
“To know there are millions of precious children in the world living with no hope, in unimaginable conditions is heart-breaking.
“To know that South East Asia, my parents’ homeland, has one of the largest Orphan populations in the world is unacceptable!” he adds.
Shilpa Shetty Kundra, has spent many years supporting various philanthropic causes before finally going on to establish the Shilpa Shetty Foundation, to personally ensure orphan children are protected and provided with the resources necessitated to give them hope for the future.
“The issue is vast and turning a blind eye or shifting responsibility is not a solution for these vulnerable children. They are an easy target for sexual exploitation and human trafficking,” says Shilpa.
“Most people don’t really understand the extent of the problem. There is no shocking news story behind their existence, no political or natural disaster.”
Superstar Aamir Khan has just unveiled the trailer of Advait Chandan’s directorial debut film ‘Secret Superstar’ and he’ describes his role as “tadka in the dal”.
“I have an interesting character in this film and it has been written and directed by Advait. It was Advait’s idea to come up with this look and I have never done a role like this before,” Aamir said at an event here.
“The story is about a girl, but I am a very integral part of this film. I am like the ‘tadka in the dal’,” he added.
‘Secret Superstar’ traces the journey of Insia, an aspiring singer - a 14-year-old Muslim girl from Vadodara, Gujarat. She takes to a burqa to hide her identity from her family while recording online videos of her singing.
Chandan, who has served as an assistant director on films like ‘Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd’ and Kiran Rao’s directorial debut ‘Dhobi Ghat’, says that he considers Aamir more than a godfather.
“He is a school for me. I wanted to go to a film school, but I got rejected from FTII. Ten years ago, I got a job as an intern in Aamir’s ‘Taare Zameen Par’, so since a decade, I think I am going to a film school.
“A few people get a godfather in this industry, but he is my film school,” he added.
But he said Aamir took up a role in ‘Secret Superstar’ based on his taste for the script.
“He says yes to a film only if he likes the screenplay. The only way to convince him is to give a great narration and a great script,” Chandan said.
Adding to this, Aamir said: “I was very convinced with the script, but whether I want to play this role or not, I wasn’t sure.
“I wanted to produce this film. When Advait asked me to play this character, I was not sure because it was completely different from who I am. So I gave a screen test and then we felt I can do this role.”
Aamir Khan is indeed a perfectionist, and is well-known for outputting just one film per year, his daily emergence in the role of his character even whilst not on set is a testament to how committed he can be.
Now, it’s been revealed that he frets about dying before the shooting of his films culminates.
Speaking about his fear of dying before shooting the film, Aamir got candid at his ‘Dangal’ poster launch: “I am always scared as to how the movie will turn out. I stress over small things, like something in the schedule going for a toss.
“But I always have this worry - 'What if I die? What if I get injured really badly when the whole film is dependent on me?' so typically, towards the end of a shoot, I write a note to people around me that if I die, these are the things I want ideally to happen,' whether it's creative or connected to the release."
During the filming of ‘Dangal’ Aamir disclosed that he went ahead and told the director Nitesh Tiwari to cast someone like Varun Dhawan, Shahid Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor or Ranveer Singh if something were to happen to him during the shooting of the film.
He said: “For this film, I have already shot the older version of the character and I was thinking that 90 percent of the film is shot with my bulked up figure. The younger version can be shot with any young actor, so I cam up with possible replacements if I were to drop dead, so that the movie could be completed in case I’m no longer around.”
Now that’s what you’d call the ultimate “planning ahead” strategy!
Talks of Salman and Aamir to work together in ‘Andaz Apna Apna’ sequel
The 1994 cult comedy ‘Andaz Apna Apna’ which starred Salman Khan and Aamir Khan may have a sequel in the pipeline
Days after news of 'Andaz Apna Apna' producer Vinay Sinha planning a sequel to the 1994 comic caper, Aamir Khan has said he hopes to reunite his 'Amar' with Salman Khan's 'Prem'.
"I would love to do 'Andaz Apna Apna 2' with Salman," Aamir said on the location shoot of his upcoming wrestling biopic in Ludhiana
"I hope to work with him again but only if the right script and film comes up. I'm sure both of us would love to do it."
The 51-year-old actor also waxed eloquent about his former co-star. Referring to Sallu's upcoming Eid release, in which he plays a wrestler too, Aamir commented: "Kapdon mein toh vo achcha lagta hi hai, aur kapdon ke bina toh aur bhi. Langot mein toh sabse achcha lagta hai (he looks good in clothes, and also without, but he looks the best in a loin cloth).
"He's a very charming, gifted man. I'm a big fan of his acting."
When one of the reporters told him that his wife, Kiran Rao, had reportedly said that she likes to see Sallu in a langot, he joked, "Mere saamne toh kabhi nahi boli (she's never admitted that to me)."
When asked who could reprise their roles for a remake, Aamir quipped, "For that, you have to tell me the script." Directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, 'Andaz Apna Apna' revolved around two con men, played by Aamir and Salman, . They were vying to woo and wed a rich heiress, 'Raveena', little knowing that she is really a secretary who's switched identities with her mistress.
KNOCK OUT: Amir Khan was knocked out by Canelo Alvarez in his last bout yet has vowed to comeback stronger back in the welterweight division
Bolton boxer Amir Khan has laughed off suggestions by Matchroom Sport chairman, Barry Hearn, that he should ‘hang up his gloves’ and is instead targeting a return to the welterweight division.
Following his knockout defeat at the hands of Canelo Alvarez in Vegas earlier this month, Hearn had said that he thought the Brit’s time on the boxing scene was done.
RETIRE: Barry Hearn has called on Khan to retire following his loss in Vegas
Despite a valiant effort against the destructive Alvarez in their Middleweight clash, Khan was knocked to the floor in the fifth round after a heavy blow from the Mexican.
Hearn, whose son Eddie handles the career of IBF champ Kell Brook, told reporters he would worry for the safety of Khan if he continued with his career.
“Listen, the guy has been knocked out at lightweight, he's been knocked out at light-welterweight, now he's been knocked out at middleweight - and he's deciding who he'll want to fight?” he said.
“He should retire. He should retire for his own health. These people won't listen. He says he's got three or four fights left in him. Does that mean three or four times he's going to get knocked out? Because if he fights Kell Brook, he gets knocked out, and he knows that as well. We all know that.
“It's a fight that we would all have loved to have seen, but frankly it's gone past it's sell-by date and Amir Khan has gone by his sell-by date as well. The only person who doesn't know it, is Amir Khan.”
In response, Khan wrote via his Twitter feed: “Barry I'm 29 years old. I still have huge fights at welterweight” accompanied by a laughing emoji.
The fight between Khan and Brook is one which many boxing fans have been waiting for yet one which the prior has repeatedly said he is not interested in previously.
Will the fight happen now that Khan is heading back to the welterweights? Only time will tell.
FUTURE BOUT: Kell Brook has stated he wants a fight with Khan to materialise yet the Bolton fighter has repeatedly said ‘no’
Aamir Khan is cutting his London trip short as he’s promised to celebrate his 51st birthday with his mum in India.
Currently Khan is shooting for his upcoming movie ‘Dangal’, where he plays the role of Mahavir Phogat who encourages his daughters Geeta and Babita to take up wrestling.
He’s already shot for the film in his beefed-up physique as a grown up Mahavir Singh Phogat, but for the younger version of the character Aamir will be loosing around 70 lbs in weight.
Aamir’s trip had played a dual purpose of preparation for the film whilst spending some quality time with his 21-year-old son Junaid (from Aamir’s first wife Reena Dutta) who is studying film-making in England.
A source said: “He was supposed to be there till the end of the month but will have to cut short his trip and return in six days.
“His mother (Zeenat Hussain) is in her 80s now and wants Aamir who turns 51 on 14th March by her side on his birthday.”
So, as promised, Aamir will fly back to India in time to ring in his 51st birthday with mummy.
It’s widely known that many of the A-listers in Bollywood don’t want to share screen with Canadian-born former porn star Sunny Leone (real name Karenjit Kaur Vohra) for her past.
In a country where racy kissing scenes in films can get censored (me thinks it’s bit of a hypocrisy when one considers the historical input of half naked wiggling and jiggling item girls in Bollywood movies), it's remarkable that Sunny Leone, a Canadian-born former porn actress of Indian origin, has been able to build a whole new reputation and fan base
Anyhow, reacting to the outrage following Sunny Leone's interview with a CNN IBN journalist, where she was humiliated with a series of derogatory and offensive questions, actor Aamir Khan has now spoken in support of the actress.
Aamir wrote on his Facebook page: "I think Sunny conducted herself with a lot of grace and dignity in this interview.... I wish I could have said the same about the interviewer.
“And yes Sunny, I will be happy to work with you. I have absolutely no problems with your "past", as the interviewer puts it. Stay blessed. Cheers. Aamir."
It can be recalled that the judgemental interviewer had implied to Sunny that she may not be worthy of working with an actor like Aamir Khan. Reacting to Aamir's support, Sunny blogged, "I think my heart just dropped seeing this!! Thank you so much for the support. It means the world and beyond to me!"
The UK’s leading South Asian fashion retailer, Janan Luxury Fashion has proudly teamed up with welterweight boxing ace Amir Khan as he prepares for his New York showdown with Chris Algieri on Friday Night.
The British boxing star and former World Champion from Bolton has attracted leading brands from around the world in the past such as Reebok, Maxi Nutrition and JD Sports. The Bolton boxer is currently in New York ahead of the fight and will be promoting the J. Junaid Jamshed by Janan brand on his clothing ahead of the contest. Janan Luxury Fashion is the only South Asian fashion house to team up with the boxing sensation.
Launched in 2011 to offer a unique shopping experience and selling the elite of South Asian fashion and jewellery, Janan Luxury Fashion is today regarded as the leading South Asian fashion house in the UK often attracting celebrities from across the globe.
Janan memorably provided the former world boxing champion, Khan, his wedding attire when he married Faryal Makhdoom at a lavish ceremony in New York. True to Amir’s Pakistani roots, the wedding was full of the traditional series of events, including the joyous dholki event; which amongst the singing and dancing also included adorning Amir’s house with an array of fairy lights. On the wedding day, Khan was dressed in Janan’s intricately embroidered sherwani. His best men wore Janan’s bestselling kurtas and the ladies of the family looked amazing in their stunning outfits, proudly designed by the team at Janan.
Khan’s association with Janan was cemented when he developed a close friendship with the owners as he visited the fashion house on a regular basis. Like Khan’s amazing rise in the boxing world since his professional debut in 2005, Janan’s rise has been equally impressive and they are now on the verge of opening six branches across the country. Offering a truly unique experience for its customers and offering a diverse and electric mix of South Asian attire for the whole family, Janan also provides an in-house dining experience at the award-winning Café Janan.
The Bradford branch has been the catalyst for further J. Junaid Jamshed by Janan branches in Manchester, two in Birmingham and potentially soon to be accompanied by a fourth flagship store in London on Ilford Lane. This latest development is great news for Janan as it further solidifies the brands status as the undisputed champions of high-end South Asian fashion in the UK and beyond.
“From everyone at J. Junaid Jamshed by Janan, we wish Amir Khan the best of luck on Friday.”
Superstar Aamir Khan, who does his bit to bring social change in the country via his show "Satyamev Jayate", is disturbed over the sexual assault on a young woman in Delhi.
He stressed upon the need for fast track courts to dispense quick justice in these cases.
"What has happened in Delhi is really unfortunate. Each time I read something like this, my heart bleeds. It is really sad," Aamir, who is known to raise society's issues in "Satyamev Jayate", said here in an interview.
"If we want the rate of such incidents to come down, then one of the important things we need to do is (facilitate) a high rate of conviction. In the cases of crime against women or children, the first thing we have to do is to have fast track courts," he added.
A 25-year-old woman was reportedly raped by an Uber cab driver Dec 5 night after she took the cab around 9.30 p.m. from the capital's Vasant Vihar area.
Aamir said there's a dire need to sensitise the public towards law and order to curb the rape incidents and added: "We have to give top priority to the security of women and children."
For the first time Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be teaming up with perfectionist Aamir Khan, according to whispers.
It’s going round that they’ve both been roped in by ace filmmaker Karan Johar.
Previously, everytime Karan had approached Ash to star in his film, things didn’t work.
Karan is close to the Bachchan family and possibility is high that Ash might sign her next film with Dharma productions. According to a close source, Ash has finally given her nod to the Dhrama film but there has been no such official confirmation.
A source has been quoted as saying: "Aishwarya has never worked with Dharma Productions - a film company founded by Karan Johar’s father – Yash Johar and now run by Karan.
“She was supposed to do ‘Dostana’, but at the time she felt that the audiences would not accept her walking away with another man (Bobby Deol) when Abhishek was courting her in the film.”
The source revealed that Karan Johar has offered a film to Ash with Aamir in the lead.
Aamir and Aishwarya have never been together except for one scene in Dharmesh Darshan's ‘Mela’.
Karan always updates his fans about his forthcoming film and announce the cast and the crew on the social networking sites but he has shared nothing about this piece of news till now.
Aishwarya also hinted in an interview that apart from ‘Jazbaa’, she has given her nod to few more movies.
Well, wee are sure that Aishwarya and Aamir’s pairing will take the silver screen by storm.
Aamir Khan is reported to have purchased Bollywood’s most expensive car, a £900,000 bomb proof Mercedes S600.
Now Aamir joins the league of India’s wealthiest Mukesh Ambani and India’s Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh with his new vehicle purchase, which is bulletproof, explosive-proof as well as bomb proof.
Sources say the actor felt the need to purchase such a protected vehicle after recent security and death threats particularly during the airing time of his reality talk show ‘Satyamev Jayate’, which is now airing it’s second season and tackles India’s most controversial topics and issues that plague the country.
Several anti-social groups reportedly have threatened the actor, after he raised the issues of female foeticide, honour killings and medical malpractices.