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Shah Rukh Khan wants to remake the popular American TV series ‘Breaking Bad’ but with major changes to plot

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Shah Rukh Khan wants to make a desi <i>Breaking Bad </i>(Photo: Yogen Shah)

Shah Rukh Khan to Remake Breaking Bad

Bryan Cranston in <i>Breaking Bad</i>
Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad

Shah Rukh Khan wants to play Walter White. Yes, it seems SRK really loved the popular American TV series Breaking Bad, to the point that he now wants to remake it into a film. Speaking to Indian Express, the actor said:

I want to make it into a movie. As a series, it is too evolved to come on Indian television. The Indian audience won’t be accepting of meth, drugs and the mafia. But the story of a man who is going to die and takes a chance to save his family is a good premise for a feature film. I have asked some people who have said that they would get me the rights. I am at that age when it will be interesting to take up such a role.
Shah Rukh Khan

We did get a hint that the star was hooked on to the brilliant TV series back in 2013, through this tweet by Shah Rukh:

We think SRK will make a mean Walter White, if he plays it right. But without the meth and drugs twist will the desi Breaking Bad be as twisted?

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Dilip Kumar Receives Padma Vibhushan

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar who turned 93 on December 11, was presented with the Padma Vibhushan on Sunday by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, at Kumar’s residence in Bandra, Mumbai, for his contribution to Hindi cinema.

The legendary actor was given the second-highest civilian award comprising a medal, certificate and shawl in presence of the actor’s 71-year-old wife Saira Banu. Kumar, in a black suit, could barely open his eyes and was helped by his wife during the ceremony. Speaking to the media, Banu said:

I am very proud with the honour that the government has given him. I was emotional. I am the proudest wife. Apart from the award people always love and respect him, that matters the most. This is the biggest award.
Saira Banu
Saira Banu with Dilip Kumar and Rajnath Singh (Photo: Yogen Shah)
Saira Banu with Dilip Kumar and Rajnath Singh (Photo: Yogen Shah)

Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis, who was also present at the occasion to honour Dilip Kumar tweeted:

Dilip Kumar’s verified Twitter account which is managed by his family, posted this tweet:

Sushmita Sen Posts Pic With Aishwarya Rai

Beauty queens Sushmita Sen and Aishwarya Rai made a rare appearance together at a party thrown by Mukesh Ambani recently. Actress and former Miss Universe, Sushmita, posted this picture with Aishwarya on Twitter with the message:

2 decades of a fairytale, V celebrate it all!!! Beauty has no rivalry.. it gives, glows n grows, cheers b’ful
Sushmita Sen (On Twitter)

Both Aishwarya and Sushmita won the Miss World and Miss Universe pageants respectively in 1994 and have ever since been pitted against each other. But this warm photograph with that positive message, should now put all those rivalry rumours to rest.

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Vidya Balan to Play a Cop in Te3n

Vidya Balan at a book launch in Mumbai (Photo: Yogen Shah)
Vidya Balan at a book launch in Mumbai (Photo: Yogen Shah)

Actress Vidya Balan, who has been out of action on the big screen lately, will soon be seen in the role of a police officer in the film Te3n, produced by Sujoy Ghosh. Balan confirmed the news at a book release event held over the weekend and also revealed that her role will be a special appearance. Te3n directed by Ribhu Dasgupta, also stars Amitabh Bachchan and Nawazuddin Siddique in important roles.

Dhanush Wishes Rajinikanth With an Awesome Pic

“Happy birthday #superstar”, Tamil star Dhanush posted this simple greeting to superstar Rajinikanth on the latter’s birthday on Saturday. What made the post a winner was the picture, in which the two actors are seen smiling warmly. For those who don’t know it yet, Dhanush is married to Rajinikanth’s daughter Aishwarya. According to the newly released Forbes Top 100 Celebrity List, Dhanush overtook Rajinikanth by taking the 37th position on the rankings based on celebrity incomes, while Rajinikanth stood on the 69th spot.

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