Wednesday, February 23, 2011

2011: Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan has been so quiet lately--but it's not cause for concern I hope. When the man has something to say he says it (see "My Name is Khan.") I expect the silence now is due to the secrecy of his upcoming scifi epic Ra.One. Advance publicity for this is just a couple of stills.

Also on tap for 2011, Excel's Don 2.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

USC-Tata and Indian Film Schools

University of South Carolina is partnering with Indians to foster more film education in India. There are two prestigious film schools that I know of, one in Delhi and then Whistling Woods in Mumbai, plus arts programs with film components in other places. (Not sure about Bangalore.) It goes both ways. In the west, more courses are now offered on Indian film. All good.

I wonder if film schools like UCLA and NYU have plans to do similar things.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Aamir Khan in Dhoom 3

It's confirmed. Aamir will play the villain in the third installment of the Dhoom series. Earlier, reports said Hrithik Roshan, who played the anti-hero in Dhoom 2, would also be in 3, but I see no mention of that now. Previous Dhoom director Sanjay Gadhvi has moved on and 3 will be directed by Dhoom screenwriter Vijay Acharya.