Shahrukh Khan prepones Chennai Express shooting for KKR

We have learnt a lot about the Badshaah Shahrukh Khan’s love for cricket. Khan, who wants to support his team Kolkata Knight Riders at the Champions League, has purposely preponed the shoot for his upcoming film Chennai Express.

The movie Chennai Express, directed by Rohit Shetty, was earlier supposed to go on the floors in October-end but now, the reports say that the film’s shooting will start from September 27. A source informed a leading daily, Shahrukh “wants to be present when his cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders takes on other teams at this year’s Champions League in South Africa.” Hence, Chennai Express has been rescheduled to September end.

Reports further say that it is going to be a 20-day schedule. Also, Rohit Shetty is very happy with this decision as his sister is all set to get married on November 11, and he would get ample time for the wedding preparations, after the 20-day schedule wraps up.

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    Milind 12 years ago

    My guess that this will release around IPL was right. HNY is slated for Eid next year.

    • sputnik 12 years ago

      Happy New Year around Eid? Shouldn’t it release around New Year since it is named Happy New Year 😉

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        Milind 12 years ago

        I do not think Farah will wait till 2014 New Year when she is starting the film around 2012 December. 😉

        SRK jab aa jaaye screen par tabhi Happy New Year 😀

        • Bored 12 years ago

          Aamir’s PK on 25th dec 2013.
          SRK’s HNY one week later on 1st Jan 2014, both 5-day weekends.

          Krrish 3 on diwali 2013.
          Dhoom 3 likely around Eid 2013.

          • Baba Ji 12 years ago

            I think krrish 3 will otugross dhoom 3 but PK has chance to outgross both.srks film might open more but final gross will depend on the film.

  2. Bored 12 years ago

    Salman is starting Sher Khan after dabangg 2. so that may release in Eid. Dhoom 3 may not get a festival weekend, but does not matter.
    Dhoom 2 released on a non-holiday weekend but still broke records.
    Salman’s Kick wants to come in next Christmas, but may not want to clash with Aamir’s PK.

    2013 is going to be BIG – PK, Dhoom 3, Krrish, Chennai Express, Happy New Year, Sher Khan, a few akshay films, Himmatwala remake, maybe Salman’s Kick too. Phew!

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    milind 12 years ago


    If this rumour be true then won’t the satellite prices of CE be the highest ever…I mean it can easily go past 60-65 crores.I think RED CHILLIES is distributing the films.

    • Baba Ji 12 years ago

      miind – it is not satellite price .I think the film has been sold at that price including all rights.don 2 had got a similar price.

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        Milind 12 years ago

        Read carefully babas!

        • Baba Ji 12 years ago

          milind – music/dvd is mostly 10 cr. are you trying to say CE got 95 cr satellite price? 😉

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            Milind 12 years ago

            Baba.. Music+DVD is just 10 crore?? 😉

  4. Serenzy 12 years ago

    Actually now luking frward to CE a lot bcz I unexpectedly Ended up liking BB a lot and wud be Interesting to c Shahrukh in more of a Akshay/Salman OTT Comedy Setup fr d 1st Time in his Career.

    I think dey tried dat it in parts in OSO but again it wasnt a Full Blown Ready/Housefull/Golmaal which CE deffo will be.

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    Milind 12 years ago

    God forbid the day SRK deteriorates to Akshay and Salman levels!!

  6. Serenzy 12 years ago


    With CE wid Rohit Shetty kinda Setup(who CANNOT do Romance,Drama,Subtle Comedy,Slick Action) dis one is Surely going to be OTT Action/Comedy Extravaganza.

    Now the Thing is I dint Like Golmaal Returns,G3 much but liked Golmaal,ATB,Singham,BB much more den I expctd.

    So high hopes frm CE frm my side.

  7. sputnik 12 years ago

    Firstly its probably a rumor and even if its true it would be 105 Cr including everything as BB was 95 Cr including everything.

    • Bored 12 years ago

      Its nothing eye-popping. Devgan’s Son of Sardar has been acquired at 90+ cr too.

      Don 2 was sold for 90+; and reportedly Talaash has been sold for 90+ too. Salman’s ETT has a production budget of 70 cr.

      Only Joker has a low price of 40 cr only, probably due to very low expectations.

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