Formula 1 News
Shahrukh Khan’s 37kg opus to be out soon
Shahrukh Khan is the only Indian after Sachin Tendulkar to have a large-format work dedicated to him
Weighing an incredible 37kg, running up to 800 pages and consisting of exclusive content including fascinating extracts from Shahrukh Khan’s personal diary, King Khan – The Official Opus of Shah Rukh Khan is likely to be released next year. “I am overwhelmed by the honour. Though there have been books written about me, but the magnificence of this book simply stands out. I am thankful to the group for choosing me. My opus will surely get me closer to my fans,” Khan said signing the first copy of his official opus. Click here to read more
Shahrukh Khan, Juhi Chawla to own Indian Racing League’s Mumbai team
Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar might pick a small stake in the League, called the i1 Super Series
Not satisfied with investing in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the team of Shahrukh Khan, Juhi Chawla and Jai Mehta are planning to buy a US$20m racing team in the newly launched Indian Racing League. The contract will be for 15 years. Called the i1 Super Series, the league is promoted by the Machdar Motorsports company. The first series will be held from January 8-February 26, 2012. And in April, it will be IPL time. We wonder why Shahrukh Khan is consciously devoting a quarter of his year and his money to activities other than films. SRK’s Kolkata Knight Riders hasn’t performed that well in the IPL, and now he is investing in a racing team, still a niche sport in India with less infrastructure and drivers. Looks like the RA.One star is planning for his retirement! Click here to read more
Lady Gaga greets India with tricolour hairdo
The Born This Way singer wore an outfit by Naeem Khan, an Indian designer based out of New York
Simple yet elegant – Lady Gaga chose to leave her bizarre dressing style back home for her first formal appearance in New Delhi Friday. She wore a one-shoulder gown by an Indian designer, added the desi twist with a tricolour hairdo, and greeted the audience with a confident Namaste. “Namaste everyone! I am so glad to be here. I could never even imagine that I would get to come to India and perform and meet my new, amazing fans that are here in India. So I would like to say thank you to all of you. My deepest gratitude,” Gaga told reporters. The 25-year-old global pop icon, who is here to perform at the F1 after-party in Greater Noida Sunday, made a stylish entrance wearing a pair of black shades. She wore a sparkling neckpiece with simple earrings to match, but what attracted was her bouffant, which had streaks of saffron and green – colours of the Indian flag. “Today I am wearing a dress by Naeem Khan, an Indian designer based out of New York,” she said. Click here to read more
Bipasha Basu looks gorgeous in a sparkly ‘little black dress’The actor was spotted at one of the elite nightspots in Delhi attending the exclusive Johnnie Walker Jet party
The party was a curtain raiser for Formula 1, which will be held at Delhi this year. Making the most of the celebrations were celebs from B-town who partied till wee hours of the morning. Bipasha Basu opted for a black sequined dress and teamed it up with stylish pumps. Amidst all the bling, the illusion neckline was the highlight of the Bong babe’s dress. The subtle make up looked good and the sexy babe, as always carried herself with absolute élan. Vivek Oberoi and Neha Dhupia were spotted strutting around as well. Seen in a stylish jumpsuit with a deep V neckline, Neha happily posed for the shutterbugs. Vivek Oberoi opted for a semi formal look by teaming up a jacket with denims and boots. Now that was a helluva party, we must say! Click here to read more
Deepika Padukone on the cover of Hi! Blitz
The sexy babe shoots for the latest issue of the magazine which is based on Formula 1, one of world’s most dangerous and popular sports that’s headed to India this year
Deepika Padukone poses with a magnificent Force India team car and also sports the cool F1 uniform. The cover girl’s costumes have been designed by labels such as Falguni and Shane Peacock, Dior and Steve Madden. Coming from a sports background, the actor looked pretty comfortable shooting in a sporty avatar. The shoot took place in Bangalore, Deepika’s favourite city and hometown. As the magazine is owned by entrepreneur Vijay Mallya, there’s an obvious connection here as Dips has been dating the businessman’s son Sidhartha Mallya for quite sometime now. And the liquor baron also co-owns the Force India team. We think Deepika looks gorgeous. Let us know what you think about her look. Click here to read more
No James Bond for India, but Tom Cruise will visit for ‘MI4’
Cineswami talks about Hollywood’s India connection, and also Shahrukh Khan’s RA.One
Bond, James Bond. But Daniel Craig won’t be uttering those lines any time soon on Indian soil as the James Bond producers haven’t managed to reach an agreement with Indian Railways on permissions. Surely, there’s something black in the lentils as there have been protracted discussions on a part of the shoot happening in India. The Railways say that on their part everything was hunky dory and the decks were cleared for the world’s most famous secret agent to return to India for the first time since Octopussy. February would have seen a motorcycle-riding Bond, the very antithesis of Gandhian values, jump on a moving train near Sabarmati. That jump will now happen in the fallback location, South Africa.
At least Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt has no such issues. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol had a hush-hush shoot in India and also cast Anil Kapoor in it for good measure. Cruise will visit Mumbai for a fan screening of the film ahead of its world premiere in Dubai. This begs the question, if the film plays before the public in Mumbai first, shouldn’t that logically be called the world premiere? On such weighty semantic matters do the world revolve.
Meanwhile, the ubiquitous Shahrukh Khan is pulling out all the promotional stops till we have RA.One coming out of our ears. Click here to read more
Lady Gaga to perform at Formula 1 after party in India: Arjun Rampal
Arjun Rampal announced Thursday that American pop star Lady Gaga will perform at the Formula 1 after party, which will be hosted by the Bollywood actor’s resto-bar, Lap. “Huge event for India to get a star of her calibre. She has one million Twitter fans and over 40 million Facebook fans. It’s a great feeling to get an icon like her to perform at your club at your lounge. She is very excited to come to India and to perform here,” Arjun told IANS. The Airtel Grand Prix of India will take place at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida from October 28-30. “The F1 is one of the most glamorous and expensive sports in the world. There is huge fan following for this sport. So excited to be associated with Jaypee Sports International (JPSI) for this venture. At our lounge we are excited to show the world how great Indian circuits will be in the form of Buddh Circuit. We are creating this lounge at Jaypee Greens Golf and Spa Resort in Greater Noida from October 28 to 30,” he added. Gaga will perform on the last day, while international DJ Roger Sanchez will perform on day one, Edward Maya on the second day and Tom Navy on day three. The tickets for the first two days will be for Rs 30,000 per person while the Gaga show will cost Rs 40,000.
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