King Khan Richer Than Tom Cruise!!!

 

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In some surprising news, Bollywood’s biggest star topped anything Hollywood has to offer as the latest figures show that Shah Rukh Khan earned $48 million dollars last year alone on his way to a personal net worth estimated at $600 million. SRK earned this mostly from endorsement deals as King Khan earned $5 million for last year’s hit ‘Chennai Express’. 

Tom Cruise, in comparison, comes in at an almost paltry by comparison $400 million. As for others on the list hailing from Bollywood, Salman Khan is second with an estimated $200 million and Amir Khan is not far behind with $180 million.
 
Bollywood finds itself in good company in the global wealth race as Shah Rukh Khan is topped only by comedian Jerry Seinfeld’s $820 million fortune and tied by Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor’s $600 million fortune. 
 
Others on the list include Mel Gibson at $425 million, Jack Nicholson at $400 million, Johnny Depp at $350 million, Keanu Reeves at $350 million, and Tom Hanks at $350 million.
 
How does King Khan feel about being more than halfway to a billion dollars in a country where 11.8% of the population falls below the international poverty level of $1.25 of income daily? Shah Rukh says he overcame humble beginnings to become the financial behemoth he is today and was accused of borrowing from author J.K. Rowling when he told an audience “Let me tell you, poverty is not an ennobling experience at all. Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes, depression. I’ve seen my parents go through it many times — it means a thousand petty humiliations and hardships.”
 
Well, we’re sure Shah Rukh has made sure that neither he nor his family will ever experience those hardships again with 600 million reasons why! Hooray for Bollywood?!?

Hrithik Roshan Surgery Scare Delays Production on ‘Bang, Bang!’

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Bollywood megastar Hrithik Roshan is recovering from brain surgery to remedy a chronic subdural haematoma on July 7th.  The procedure was a success according to his father, acting legend Rakesh Roshan and Hrithik even posted the following thumbs up on his twitter account with the words “controlling my environment,” which immediately got 25,000 likes from followers.

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Fox Star Studios has delayed completion of Hrithik’s next movie ‘Bang Bang‘, a Bollywood remake of the Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz film ‘Knight and Day‘, due to the star’s health concerns. The 39-year old Roshan is best known for Bollywood hits like ‘Krish‘, ‘Jodhaa Akbar‘, and ‘Agneepath‘.  The unexpected health scare has also delayed Roshan’s work on ‘Krish 3‘, on which he is acting as a producer and assistant director as well as the star of the film.

Following the surgery doctors advised Roshan that he should have four weeks of bed rest, but who knows if the athletic Bollywood star will follow advice with so much on his table.  ‘Krish 3’ is scheduled for release this November 3rd and ‘Bang Bang’ is scheduled for release on May 1st, 2014 following shooting in Thailand and Greece.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Hrithik for a speedy recovery.

What is World SannaKhan and what do we do?

Simply put, World SannaKhan is the online intersection where Bollywood Meets Hollywood.  As the world increasingly becomes interconnected through technology and the mass-dissemination of information it is inevitable that cultures will interact as never before.  Bollywood, not Hollywood, is in actuality the world’s largest film industry in film output and it’s worldwide influence is growing every year.  For instance, did you know that India’s Reliance Entertainment has been an equal partner in Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks Studios since 2009?

Bollywood can be loosely defined as the Indian film industry and is based in Mumbai, India.  Both Bollywood and Hollywood have their own firmament of stars, and we here at World SannaKhan intend to cover them both. We keep you informed with daily news, interviews, event coverage and other cultural movers and shakers that interest you most.

It all started when former Radio DesiBeat Radio Jockey, Sanna Khan AKA Sunny D, noticed that Hollywood and Bollywood’s worlds were increasingly intermingling with Indian/Pakistani actors appearing more and more in American productions and vice versa. Mainstream Hollywood stars such as Tom Cruise, John Hamm, and others have voiced their interest in appearing in Bollywood movies and Bollywood has increasingly drawn on Hollywood talent, onscreen and otherwise, to produce films.  Seizing on this unique moment in the history of both Bollywood and Hollywood, Sanna Khan decided to create a site dedicated to the coverage of both industries and thus, World SannaKhan was born!

‘Mission: Impossible 5’ Confirmed

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Mission: Impossible 5 has been confirmed with Tom Cruise again tackling the iconic role of Ethan Hunt.  No writers or directors are attached to the project yet but expect Star Trek’s J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions to be involved once again with Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions along for the ride as well.  The last installment of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol was the highest grossest one yet, earning almost $700 million worldwide, and has the distinction of being the highest grossing Cruise picture of all time, with the entire Mission Impossible film franchise having earned over $2 billion worldwide to date.  If you can recall, Cruise’s original turn as Ethan Hunt in the first Mission: Impossible was all the way back in 1996 and that film was based on the original 1966 TV series so this is a property that definitely has some legs!

In the Mission: Impossible series Cruise often does his own stunts,including running across the Burj Al Dubai for Ghost Protocol as seen in this incredible video, especially amazing considering the man’s 50!

I’ll leave you with this rather funny Ben Stiller/MTV Movie Awards spoof on Tom Cruise and Mission Impossible that includes the man himself, at least he has a good sense of humor about it all…

In non-sequel news, the Movie Don is looking forward to seeing Matt Damon star in Neil Blomkamp’s highly anticipated followup to his blockbuster District 9 called Elysium.  The sci-fi pic is set in a dystopian future and is slated to release this summer on August 9th.

Oblivion: Or Wall-E with Tom Cruise…. And Occasionally Morgan Freeman

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The first thing I thought of when I saw the trailer for Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise, was oh great, they’ve made Wall-E, only with Tom Cruise instead of a cute robot.  After watching the movie I’ve changed that assessment a bit, although the opening premise and some moments are eerily similar to Disney’s heroic Robinson-Crusoe robot.  (There’s even a moment when Cruise brings back a flower from Earth’s surface only to be told it’s probably contaminated, much like in Wall-E, and various moments where the last man/robot on lonely Earth idea is toyed with, usually in scenes depicting nostalgia embodied in trinkets found in mankind’s rubble.)

Oblivion is set in a fragmented, post-apocalyptic future in which Earth is a shell of its former self.  Civilization as we know it has collapsed after the invasion of Earth by aliens known only as the Scavs, aliens so jerky that they blew up our Moon to mess with Earth’s oceans.  The human race was able to fend off the Scavs but at great cost to the planet and have now decided to recolonize on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, as Earth is now too toxic for human habitation owing to the nuclear weapons used to fend off the Scavs.  (Never mind that Titan has a surface temperature of -179.2 Degrees Celsius, a surface that only receives 1% of the sunlight of Earth, and a dense, opaque atmosphere made up mostly of nitrogen and nitrogen rich organic smog with the remaining 1.6% being methane, apparently it’s still a better place for human habitation than nuclear fallout Earth. Go figure…..)

We learn this through Cruise’s character Jack Harper, who works as a repairman for the giant, floating machines draining our oceans of water to convert to energy to help mankind’s colonization of Titan.  Harper lives in a very nice looking sky condo above the ruins of what was once New York City with his love interest/helper Victoria and uses various technology to repair the guard drones damaged by the remnants of the Scavs who are still fighting on the surface of Earth, although Cruise’s Harper lets us know that the humans won the war.  Oh, and Cruise and Victoria’s memories have been wiped of their previous lives for “security purposes”.  Cruise is the only one who actually goes down to ruined planet Earth as Victoria functions as his eye-in-the-sky operator/link to the Tetra (floating spaceship waiting to whisk mankind away to it’s new abode in the stars) and she’s also the go-between with mission control in the Tetra.

As you may have guessed, all is not as it seems and Harper discovers this through a series of events including his recovery of the lone female, human survivor from a crashed spaceship whose hibernating crew his own guard drone seems eager to destroy, capture by the Scavs, a pow-wow with Morgan Freeman, and eventual discovery of the all elusive “truth” which has been withheld from him.  I don’t want to give away too much of the movie, but one unintentional moment of comedy involves the thought of spaceships full of  remorseless, killing-machine Tom Cruise clone-armies landing on Earth to destroy mankind.  I’m sure this will send shivers up the spines of all those Sun-belt, Bible-thumpers who have always regarded Xenu loving Scientologist Cruise with distrust after learning of his interesting religious views.

The film has the usual flair to be expected from director/story originator Joseph Kosinski, who also helmed Tron: Legacy.  The special effects are excellent, the futuristic gadgets all have a certain wow factor to them, although the off-white of Apple products seems to be the color of choice of post-apocalyptic civilizations everywhere, and Cruise does a fine enough job doing his usual savior-of-makind routine without being too off-putting or schmaltzy, but something ultimately seems to be missing from Oblivion.  Unlike Wall-E, which this critic thoroughly enjoyed, Oblivion just seems to lack the heart necessary to make it a great film.  Yes, the audience knows Cruise and therefore mankind will triumph in the end but somehow Kosinski and Cruise failed to make this audience member care.  The cautionary environmental message of Wall-E is missing here as is the connection and feeling for the hero of this story.  Mr. Cruise, you know it’s bad when a robot who barely utters more than a few lines is able to command more genuine concern or depth of feeling than a character you’re portraying with a movie’s worth of heroic platitudes.

MOVIE DON BOTTOM LINE:

CONSIDER if you like slickly produced movies with good visual acumen and you like Tom Cruise saving the world.

PASS if you’re looking for substance over style and actually want to give a shit whether the main character lives or dies.

FUTURE REVIEWS:

STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS (J.J. Abrahms rebooted/reinvigorated the Star Trek franchise through some deft screenwriting/directing,  a revelation in Chris Pine as Captain Kirk, and tremendous special effects, let’s see if his follow up also hits it out of the park with Brit Benedict Cumberbatch playing an unspecified villian.  Khaaaaaaaaan???????)

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MAN OF STEEL (The 10-year old Superman fanboy in me can’t wait! And 300 Director Zach Snyder directing and Batman’s Chris Nolan producing, yes please!!!!)

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Katie Holmes looking fab at Kohl’s DesigNation Collection Launch

Actress Katie Holmes looked happier than ever on the red carpet at the Narciso Rodriguez for Kohl’s DesigNation Collection Launch in New York City. The star is living in New York city with daughter Suri where she is performing on Broadway.

She looked cute with her simple yet, chic look . Wearing a little black dress with rouching up the front; Katie was exuding confidence unlike before her divorce. Keep your head up girl!

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