Shah Rukh Khan wants a sequel to Main Hoon Na

Also, Sophia Loren is guest of honour at Cannes; Sonam Kapoor’s Khoobsurat out in September; Note in Cobain’s wallet mocks wedding vows to Love; Eric Clapton pays tribute to J J Cale on new album.
Farah Khan and Shah Rukh Khan – will they collaborate on a sequel to Main Hoon Na? AFP photo
Farah Khan and Shah Rukh Khan – will they collaborate on a sequel to Main Hoon Na? AFP photo

Shah Rukh Khan wants a sequel to Main Hoon Na

Shah Rukh Khan took to Twitter to say he wants to feature in the sequel to his 2004 blockbuster Main Hoon Na, directed by his friend, the filmmaker Farah Khan: “Farah Khan let’s make a sequel after ‘Happy New Year’ ... Main Na Hoon Na! Only bathing scenes and the whole film shot in a tub.” The two are currently working together on Happy New Year, part of which was shot in the UAE last year. It is due out on October 23. — The National staff

Sophia Loren is guest of honour at Cannes

Sophia Loren will be a guest of honour at this year’s Cannes Film Festival where the 79-year-old Italian actress’s latest film will also get a screening, organisers said on Wednesday. A double-Oscar winner considered one of the last greats of the 1950s and 1960s, Loren will return to the red carpet as part of the Cannes Classics series. She will also give a masterclass and attend the screening of The Human Voice (2014) in which she is directed by her son Edoardo Ponti. Over 20 features and documentaries will be screened as part of the Cannes Classics series including a restored version of Wim Wenders’ Paris, Texas, which marks its 30th anniversary this year. The film, starring Nastassja Kinski, won the Palme d’Or in 1984. Other films in the section will include Alfred Hitchcock’s 1939 adaptation of the Daphne du Maurier novel Jamaica Inn and angst (1954) by Roberto Rossellini. Loren, who was president of the Cannes jury in 1966, has continued working well into her seventies. Before The Human Voice, her last major role was in the 2009 musical “Nine” alongside Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Kate Hudson and Nicole Kidman. A ceremony in her honour at the Oscars Academy in 2011 included tributes from John Travolta and Tom Hanks who called her “a great artist”. – AFP

Sonam Kapoor’s Khoobsurat out in September

Khoobsurat, a remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s 1980 comedy starring Rekha, will be out on September 18 in the UAE. Co-produced by Disney India and Anil Kapoor Film Company, the film will see the actress portray Mili, a vivacious girl who turns the lives of a family upside down. Directed by Shashanka Ghosh, Khoobsurat co-stars Fawad Khan, Kirron Kher, Ratna Pathak Shah and Amir Raza Hussain. The original cast included Rakesh Roshan, Dina Pathak and Ashok Kumar. — The National staff

Note in Cobain’s wallet mocks wedding vows to Love

A handwritten note police discovered in Kurt Cobain’s wallet after his suicide disparages Courtney Love, the late Nirvana frontman’s wife. CBS News reports that the note was taken from Cobain’s wallet when police arrived at his home on April 8, 1994, after Cobain fatally shot himself. The note was never made public. CBS obtained it from the Seattle Police via a public information request. The network said that the undated note, apparently written by Cobain on stationery from San Francisco’s Phoenix Hotel, is written like a mock wedding vow. It references Love as Cobain’s “lawful shredded wife” who would be “siphoning” his money for drugs. Cobain, who was 27 when he died, sold millions of albums with Nirvana and helped popularise the Pacific Northwest’s heavy, muddy grunge rock. — AP

Eric Clapton pays tribute to J J Cale on new album

Eric Clapton is paying tribute to his late friend and collaborator J J Cale with a new album. Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, John Mayer and others lend a hand on The Breeze: An Appreciation of J J Cale, due out on July 29. The album includes 16 Cale songs reimagined by Clapton and the all-star group of friends. Cale, architect of the Tulsa Sound and a widely influential figure in rock ’n’ roll history, died last year at 74.

Clapton turned Cale’s After Midnight and Cocaine into major hits and the two recorded and collaborated together. Others on the album include Mark Knopfler, Derek Trucks and Cale’s wife, Christine Lakeland. Clapton says in a statement that he wants to bring more attention to Cale: “I’m just the messenger.” – AP

Published: May 1, 2014 04:00 AM

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