Shahrukh has been banned from the stadium for five years.
Having listened to the audio clip posted, he just sounds like a spoiled brat. And the defensive tone of his remarks at the press conference don't belie that impression at all.
Firstpost has a great take on the incident and on Shahrukh's increasingly obvious midlife crisis. I highly recommend checking it out!
“Ae bewada,” calls out an anonymous voice from the crowd, carrying high and clear over the chatter. An enraged Shah Rukh Khan yells right back, “Tu peeche se mat bolna… samne se aake bol ae peeli shirt ****… yahin gaad doonga.” (Don’t talk to me from back there. Come in front of me, you yellow shirt. I will bury you right here.)
And now onto other news!
* Review round-up of Department for some laughs. Unsurprisingly, everybody hates it! Ram Gopal Varma needs a new script for his filmmaking.
* This is interesting. The Javed Akhtar backed copyright bill amendment has passed, rewarding lyricists.
Other than Akhtar, B-towner Jaya Bachchan, who is also a Rajya Sabha member representing the Samajwadi Party, supported the Bill and spoke extensively on the prevalence of pirated songs and music. She stated that everybody who is involved in the creation of film songs should be rewarded as this music is “created collectively”.
The idea that music is "created collectively" is one that is unfortunately NOT understood in copyright law here in the United States. Like copyright everywhere, it's supposed to protect the creator but mostly just ends up in the hands of the already powerful - whether it be directors/producers like in Bollywood or mega-corporations like in America. In America, the people who get copyright on songs are the ones who do the chord changes, melody, and lyrics. Everybody else who participates in the "collection creation" gets screwed.
* Canada's Globe and Mail explores Satyamev Jayate.
The terribly earnest Mr. Khan has hit upon a formula that works. Commentators, tweeters, and ladies at lunch can’t stop talking about the show. “Of course everybody knows that the things he’s talking about happen – but he also tells you about solutions,” said Aditi Lahiri, who was chatting about the show over coffee with friends in a Delhi café yesterday. She plans to watch every episode, and her husband, two pre-teen sons and mother-in-law are just as keen, she said.
* Meanwhile Ajay Devgn wants to give Mr. Earnest a run for his money and is going to do a whole film on female foeticide. Sigh. Ajay, please let somebody else take charge of this project, even if you want to star in it. Your filmmaking instincts are TERRIBLE even when your heart is in the right place. (See also: Halla Bol)
* Prabhudeva wants to try horror. I approve of anything Prabhudeva wants to try.
(Related: Bloody Veer)
* Huma Quereshi has signed another film. She's really on a roll - the Trishna item, Gangs of Wasseypur...
* Kunal Kohli is frantically re-editing Teri Meri Kahaani. Dude, you can only polish a turd so much.
* And let's end things with a delightfully boastful interview from Sajid Khan.
The true Himmatwala... "I've seen Himmatwala 36 times. the movie had a great impact on me. I didn't have money to eat food, but I watched the movie. I'm taking key elements from the original and re-writing the film. I bet it'll earn `10 crores more than Housefull 2 and it'll be the biggest hit of Ajay's career. And the heroine will be the Sridevi of 2013."
Poster for Bol Bachchan! And it looks like this might be the rare Abhishek film I enjoy... THANK YOU ROHIT SHETTY!