The King of Bollywood

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Although he’s not a household name in America, Shah Rukh Khan is the king of Bollywood. Some say he’s more famous than Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt combined. Shah Rukh’s rise to stardom from middle-class Delhi was unlikely and difficult. In King of Bollywood, Anupama Chopra, who comes from a filmmaking family herself, describes Shah Rukh's career and how he fits into the history of the Indian film industry.

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Events: Anupama Chopra will be introducing "Kal Ho Naa Ho"
Wednesday, August 8 at 8 pm
The Scorates Sculpture Park
Astoria, Queens
For more information visit the park’s website.

Anupama Chopra will be introducing "Devdas"
Friday, August 10 at 7:30 pm
Museum of the Moving Image
For more information, visit the MMI’s website.


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Comments [2]

Vic from Somerset, NJ

I belive (in my opinion) there would be plenty of roles for an Indian actor be it Shah Rukh Khan or any sutable cadidate if there were "roles" to be filled. We see plenty of Romantic Movies where actors are probebly best known for. There "are" few Action movies and we are seeing more movies of that Genre however I don't belive there would be such roles for and Indian actor because Directors or Producers (probebly the producers themselves) doesn't know if the Actor will touch the American market or not? We finaly see an Indian Actress that is known by many people and has been in a hollywood movie (I am talking about Ashwaria RI) however I personaly belive that its easier for an actress to get a leading role with an American Actor rather than a Male Actor (as I personaly see it). Now we 'do not' have an 'Indian actor in a Hollywood movie' but we do have 'Indian Actors' already.. Take the girl from bend it like beckham (excuse me if I don't remember her name) and Kal Penn... these are the two on the top of my head (okay maybe if you counted moglee from the 1920's movie). I think personaly for an Indian Actor from Bollywood get a chance in a Hollywood movie, they have to be known here in the States... and what better way to start by making movies here and or having an Indian based company to produce an Indo/American movies... and perhaps after the actor is recognized he or she might be able to get a leading role where you have both Indian fan aswel as American (or perhaps all ethnicity)

*please don't mind my spelling errors... I don't have a spell checker installed on this computer.*

Aug. 08 2007 10:36 PM
Brigham from NYC

Hrithik Roshan is the King of Bollywood.

Aug. 08 2007 01:14 PM

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