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Mahesh joins Times Most Forever Desirable Club

Superstar Mahesh Babu is the first South Indian actor to join the ‘Times Most Forever Desirable Club’.

The list has actors like Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar. All the stars who joined this elite club are not featured in the Times 50 Desirable Men list.

With their impeccable work and doing exceptional in all the crafts, the actors are asked to join the Forever Club.

Mahesh Babu is the latest entrant into the club and he is racing ahead with back to back hits.

His recent outing Maharshi is unstoppable at the Tollywood box-office and is raking good revenues.

I felt bad with failure of ‘Zero’: Shah Rukh Khan

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Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he felt bad when “Zero” failed, and he hasn’t zeroed in on his next project till now.

“Unfortunately, ‘Zero’ itself wasn’t received too well back home in India. Maybe I made the wrong film, maybe I did not do the right storytelling so I am a little wary how it will be received here and I hope people here will like it,” Shah Rukh, who has been receiving a lot of love here, said in an interview to China Global Television Network (CGTN).

Shah Rukh’s “Zero” has been selected as the closing film of the Beijing International Film Festival 2019. The fest will close on April 20.

The 2018 film features SRK as a person with dwarfism in a love triangle with a scientist with cerebral palsy (actress Anushka Sharma) and a famous actress (Katrina Kaif). The actors were lauded for their performances. Despite a strong buzz and an ensemble cast, the film turned out to be a damp squib at the box office.

Looking back, he said: “When it went wrong, I felt bad. That it got rejected by so many people… when you make a film like that for three years and it goes wrong… you get not depressed or anything but…I didn’t want to see it. I am going to see it after three months. Maybe I will be able to figure out when I am away what went wrong with it.”

What’s his next project?

“I haven’t decided what I will do next. I thought I will take a few months off and try and work on what I want to do because it’s very important for me to be most excited about it. I have worked for 30 years, I work 16 hours a day, so if it doesn’t excite you in the morning, you should not wake up.

“At my stage, when I have worked in over 80 films, have done some satisfactory roles and have made a career out of what I do, I should be like I don’t want to get up and go if it’s not going to be an absolutely, stunning, scintillating and exciting day as an actor. So, right now I don’t have anything that’s stunning, scintillating and exciting, If I will have it, I will start working on it.”

Shah Rukh was overwhelmed to get a “warm and happy welcome”, as he tweeted “I am red all over”.

“When I walked out, suddenly they screamed… and for a moment I thought they were doing it for something else or someone else. Now I have gotten to know that they were from Xinjiang,” he said in the interview.

The actor, who owns a production house, feels “Indians should have a homegrown superhero”.

“Like Iron Man or Batman. Maybe we could do a film about Indian and Chinese superheroes… it will be really nice,” he said, going on to express his interest in acting in a Chinese movie only if he learnt Mandarin.

The actor feels cinema is a modern culture about telling stories and “storytelling and any art form is going to break barriers”.

“I know Chris Martin. But sometimes I don’t understand his accent, but I like his music. These things enhance people-to-people culture. Language of art is beyond semantics and grammar.”

SRK’s Meer Foundation organises corrective surgeries for acid attack survivors

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Superstar Shah Rukh Khan is undeniably one of the most influential social activists in the nation and his initiatives with Meer Foundation has often contributed to the betterment and upliftment of the society.

One of the recent initiatives launched by Meer Foundation on International Women’s Day titled ‘ToGETher Transformed’ sponsored corrective surgeries for fifty burns and acid attack survivors. The whole month of March was dedicated to organizing these surgeries.

The surgeries were performed at BLK Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi and G.S. Memorial Plastic Surgery Hospital and Trauma Center in Varanasi from 5th March 2019, the organization is all set to conduct its next phase of surgeries in Kolkata. Patients from Delhi, UP, Bihar, West Bengal, Jharkhand, and Uttarakhand, with an 85 per cent population of women and children have already availed the facilities of the initiative.

Talking about Meer Foundation, Shah Rukh Khan said, “The work done at Meer Foundation is very close to my heart and we have been working on it with a quiet focus since the past three years. Meer supports victims of acid attacks by providing a holistic approach to their rehabilitation. With this in mind, we launched our new initiative Together Transformed and I am thankful to our partners across the country – our brave survivors, doctors, lawyers, hospitals, NGOs and volunteers who help us in our cause.  I hope to garner more support for our endeavours by bringing together like-minded people and hopefully put an end to acid violence in the near future.”

The foundation has also penetrated in helping acid attack victims along with sponsoring treatment and surgeries for women and children at several hospitals across the country earlier. In addition, Meer Foundation has also helped organize health camps, donate wheelchairs to para-athletes, events for disadvantaged women and children, and donated a huge amount to the victims of the Kerala floods.