Hyderabadi Biryani on SRK’s mind

Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is busy shooting for his upcoming film “Dilwale” in Hyderabad, wants to gorge on some local food with actor Mahesh Babu.

The ‘Badshah’ of the Hindi film industry took a break from his shooting schedule of Rohit Shetty’s directorial “Dilwale” here and visited Mahesh Babu on the sets of the his upcoming Telugu film “Brahmotsavam”. They met on Saturday and exchanged pleasantries.

Mahesh was overwhelmed by the King Khan’s surprise and expressed his gratitude by saying “It was a pleasure meeting @iamsrk”.

In a response to his tweet, Shah Rukh said: “@urstrulyMahesh it was my pleasure actually. And your crew was so warm and welcoming. Will drop in again and have some Hyderabadi food with you.”

The Hindi cine icon seems to be on a spree of meeting stars of the city as he had earlier met badminton ace Saina Nehwal and shared his little ‘tuk tuk’ moment with her on the social platform.


Arjun Rampal in ‘rock on’ mode

For many, a Sunday morning means bed, blanket and coffee, but for Arjun Rampal, it was full of music!

“Sunday mornings. Pianos, guitars and lots of songs being played, in different chords. Ok need to concentrate and make some music. Rock On,” Arjun tweeted.

On the film front, the actor, who was in news for his rocky relationship with his wife Mehr Jessia, is geared up to walk onto the big screen through the sequel of the 2008 musical entertainer “Rock On!!”.

“Rock On 2”, written and directed by debutant filmmaker Shujaat Saudagar, will see Farhan Akhtar, Arjun, Purab Kohli and Prachi Desai reprising their roles from the original film. Actress Shraddha Kapoor is a new addition to the star cast.


Wake up and act: Rakeysh Mehra on FTII

With the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) logjam hitting a dead end, filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra says it’s time for the government to ‘wake up and act’.

“#FTII wake up government of India and act For a government that’s impervious to FTII protest a warning from 1968 France,” Mehra tweeted along with a link to a story which drew comparison of FTII stir with an 1968 agitation of Paris over abrupt removal of the director of the Cinémathèque Française.

Over 250 students are on strike to protest the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as its chairman for over 100 days as the issue reached an impasse.

Many stars like Salman Khan and Ranbir Kapoor have come out to support the students, and now the “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” director has also urged government to take control of the situation.

However, a ray of hope has appeared now as the students are ready to have talks with the “government, but with no preconditions”.