If Big B could stage a comeback on the small screen, Shah Rukh Khan believes he can do it, too. That's why he is busy negotiating with a top ranking production house to star in a mega serial.
It is early days to talk about the project, but one hears it will be a slick thriller based on James Bond flicks, with SRK playing the debonair spy.
The moolah is the bait.
But will Shah Rukh bite?
The war of the Khans
It must be said: The cold war between the two Khans -- Shah Rukh and Aamir -- is heating up.
Lagaan's laurels have Shah Rukh's insecurity rising.
Sources reveal that Shah Rukh is even more rattled because of the lukewarm reactions his Asoka has received at international film festivals.
Shah Rukh is confessed to a confidant that he feared Asoka might not have the same kind of mass appeal that Lagaan had.
With Lagaan poised to sweep the awards has the war only just begun? Or won?
Amisha has no dates
When Amisha Patel dethroned Priyanka Chopra from her perch in the Venus film directed by Abbas-Mustan, the industry was surprised.
Not without reason. If newcomer Priyanka didn't have the necessary dates, how could an established star like Amisha produce them at such short notice?
Amisha was said to have signed the film only to bag a prestigious banner. But then, as soon as the fervour of the mahurat abated, the producers now realise that Amisha doesn't really have all the required dates.
A matter of trust
Govinda's film with director Shyam Benegal might be shelved.
Govinda has decided to opt out because the title role was a take off on Laloo Prasad Yadav.
The fact, however, remains that Govinda was so taken aback with all the insurance contracts and binding guarantees sent to him by Benegal that he thought it best to keep away.
Poor Chi chi couldn't get over the fact that a filmmaker couldn't trust him.
Urmila regrets the day she answered a phone call from financier Bharat Shah.
The ailing financier pleaded with her to do an item number for his Lajja.
It seems Urmila had refused the offer when director Rajkumar Santoshi approached her because he had originally promised to cast her in the film. But then, he chose Manisha Koirala instead.
But an ailing and troubled Bharatbhai she could not refuse.
Amrita and the Salman connection
Was Amrita Arora thrown out of the Govinda starrer Tera Kya Kehna, directed by Manoj Agarwal only because of her Salman Khan connection?
Seems to us there's no other explanation. Although the director says he dropped her from the project because he realised she was under a contract with Mehul Kumar, the fact remains that he knew it all along.
For it was Mehul Kumar himself, who had suggested the girl to Govinda.
But Govinda, who has an axe to grind with Salman, because the latter replaced him in Biwi No 1, refused to work with Amrita (who is Arbaaz Khan's wife, Malaika's sister)?