Kabir Khan writes a love story for Hrithik Roshan

Also, Simon Cowell is on a roll and Dilip Kumar’s ancestral home declared national heritage.

Hrithik Roshan. Steve Nesius / Reuters
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Kabir Khan, who is working on two movies with Salman Khan – Phantom, which is in its last phase of filming, and Bajrangi Bhaijaan, which goes into production in November – has chosen Hrithik Roshan to star in his next project, according to The Times of India. The as-yet-untitled film reportedly is a "passionate love story set against a historical and political backdrop" and may feature Deepika Padukone or Jacqueline Fernandez as Roshan's love interest. – The National staff

Simon Cowell on a roll

Simon Cowell's NBC show America's Got Talent is summer's top-rated programme and was renewed on Sunday for a 10th season. It's part of the Got Talent franchise that is watched in 62 countries which, according to Guinness World Records, makes it the most successful reality show yet. To top it all, he's revelling in first-time fatherhood. Cowell and his girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, have a five-month-old son who Cowell says is learning to swim and is "amazing". – AP

Dilip Kumar’s ancestral home declared national heritage

The Bollywood thespian Dilip Kumar's ancestral home in Peshawar has been declared national heritage by the Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif. The politician has directed the ministry of infor­mation, broadcasting and national heritage to acquire the house, which will later be "converted into a museum". The prime minister's approval has been forwarded to the Pakistan National Council of Arts, according to the Pakistani daily, The Nation. A special meeting will be held to review the development of the five-storeyed house, located in Peshawar's famous Qissa Khawani Bazaar. Dilip Kumar, 91, was born Yusuf Khan in Peshawar; his family moved to Mumbai in the 1930s. – IANS