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Shah Rukh’s ‘MNIK’ sold out at Berlin fest in five seconds!

Discussion in 'My Name Is Khan' started by Bridget, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. Bridget

    Bridget Well-Known Member

    Shah Rukh’s ‘MNIK’ sold out at Berlin fest in five seconds!
    February 12th, 2010 - 1:44 am
    Thaindian.com

    Shah Rukh Khan By Meenakshi Shedde

    Berlin, Feb 12 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s presence at the Berlin International Film Festival acknowledges that he has fans not only in Mumbai, but all over the world. The online tickets for his “My Name is Khan”, which is being targeted by the Hindu right wing Shiv Sena in Mumbai, were sold out in five seconds here.

    People who phoned the Berlinale authorities five minutes after ticketing opened were told they were way too late.

    The film’s tickets were auctioned on e-Bay for 1,000 euros (about Rs.60,000) each.

    Fans had not slept all night to keep their places in the queue despite the minus temperature in Berlin. Those who arrived at 6 a.m. were in tears.

    Jenny Watkinson, assigned the ‘Shah Rukh Khan department’ in the International Relations office of Dieter Kosslick, Berlin film festival director, says, “I’ve never seen anything like it. This year it’s expected to be even bigger than in 2008 (during ‘Om Shanti Om’). The online tickets for ‘My Name is Khan’ were sold out in five seconds.”


    The film premieres in Berlin Friday with a red carpet at the prestigious Berlinale Palast theatre on Potsdamer Platz.

    Everyone was wondering if Shah Rukh Khan and team would be in Berlin, given that the Shiv Sena vandalised Mumbai theatres where advance bookings of the film opened because Shah Rukh said that Pakistani players should also participate in the Indian Premier League.

    The film’s screening has police protection in both Mumbai and Berlin.

    In Mumbai to protect Shah Rukh’s fans from the vandals, in Berlin to protect the star from a tsunami of hysterical fans who are expected from all over Europe.

    Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Karan Johar are here for the premiere of “My Name is Khan”.

    India has much reason to celebrate at the Berlin International Film Festival here as the country has a historic nine feature films in the Berlinale.

    This is the 60th anniversary of the Berlin Film Festival, that opens Thursday and runs from Feb 11-21.

    (Meenakshi Shedde is India Consultant to the Berlin Film Festival and curator for film festivals worldwide. She can be reached at meenakshishedde@gmail.com)

    http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal...at-berlin-fest-in-five-seconds_100318753.html
     
  2. donshema

    donshema SRK is my Family

    yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah Go MNIK GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

    THANKS all the GERMANS and nonGermans who bought the tickets.......that is a world record I am sure.......ONLY FIVE seconds......I remember SRK said about OSO that it was sold in twenty minutes and he couldn't believe it.......I wish to see him speaking about his reaction after knowing that this year it's only FIVE seconds.

    That's great news that SRK needs right now............GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MNIK GOOOOOOOOOOOO
     
  3. srkgauri

    srkgauri Well-Known Member

    Re : Shah Rukh’s ‘MNIK’ sold out at Berlin fest in five seconds!

    OMG that's really GREEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAT
     
  4. SWEET

    SWEET ♥Panorama♥

    :cheer2: Gooooooooooooooooooo MNIK GOOOOOOOOOO:cheer2:
     
  5. Rajshri

    Rajshri Well-Known Member

    OMG! That is incredible!!!!!!! :whoo:
     
  6. shublee

    shublee ~ShahRukhaholic

    this is GREAT news!!! :cheer2:
    take that!!! We Love SRK :rockon:
    they have a Shah Rukh Khan Department? :D:D:D
     
  7. Shabana_SRK

    Shabana_SRK Dr D&G

    not surprised..the power of shahrukh :D
     
  8. MaryAnnK

    MaryAnnK Well-Known Member

    Now, let's see Tom Cruise or Brad pit do "five second" sell out of a movie tickets!!!!
     
  9. jg2k

    jg2k The.One

    Awesome... :whoo:

    Go MNIK, go SRK...
     
  10. reemal

    reemal New Member

    Re: Shah Rukh’s ‘MNIK’ sold out at Berlin fest in five seconds!

    WOOWWWWWW !!! I'm so happy to read that.
     
  11. King4Ever

    King4Ever I ❤ @iamsrk - My Hero!

    Oh My :eek::hug: This Is Just Soo Heart Touching To Read... :heart::heart::heart:
    That Is Like WOW! :D

    :first::first::first::first::first: MNIK Is Number 1, MNIK Is Number 1 :first::first::first::first::first:

    :whoo: Whooooooooooooooooooo :whoo:
     
  12. Bridget

    Bridget Well-Known Member

    MNIK tickets go for 1,000 euros each at Berlin fest
    IANS, 12 February 2010, 02:02am IST
    Times of India

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    BERLIN: The online tickets for Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘My Name is Khan’ were sold out in five seconds

    People who phoned the Berlinale authorities five minutes after ticketing opened were told they were way too late.

    The film’s tickets were auctioned on e-Bay for 1,000 euros (about Rs 60,000) each.

    Fans had not slept all night to keep their places in the queue despite the minus temperature in Berlin. Those who arrived at 6 am were in tears.

    Jenny Watkinson, assigned the ‘Shah Rukh Khan department’ in the International Relations office of Dieter Kosslick, Berlin film festival director, says, “I’ve never seen anything like it. This year it’s expected to be even bigger than in 2008 (during ‘Om Shanti Om’). The online tickets for ‘My Name is Khan’ were sold out in five seconds.”

    The film premieres in Berlin on Friday with a red carpet at the prestigious Berlinale Palast theatre on Potsdamer Platz. Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Karan Johar are in Berlin for the premiere.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...s-each-at-Berlin-fest/articleshow/5562787.cms
     
  13. Bridget

    Bridget Well-Known Member

    The Hollywood Reporter is one of the two main Hollywood trade publications in the USA.

    Bollywood aims to narrow Hollywood gap
    Berlinale braces for the return of Shah Rukh Khan

    By Stuart Kemp
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Feb 11, 2010, 03:04 PM ET
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    Shah Rukh Khan (Getty)
    BERLIN -- The Berlinale is bracing itself for the return of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan.

    Just two years after his visit with "Om Shanti Om" -- one accompanied by popping flashbulbs, screaming fans and a sellout screening -- the actor is back with an out-of-competition slot for "My Name is Khan," the highest-profile position yet given to a Bollywood title here.


    This year's presser and screening will likely create a familiar frenzy, once again highlighting the ongoing globalization of the Mumbai-based Indian film industry known as Bollywood.

    The popularity of Bollywood around the world is attributed to several factors, one of which is the filmmakers' continued adherence to a set of hardline rules that mean no sex on screen and a confidence in the age-old power of suggestion.

    It's a throwback to Hollywood's golden age, when the studio system also embraced an understated moral code that makes explicit sex a definite no no.

    Putting dance where heavy petting might be and instilling family values is all part of the appeal helping Bollywood -- which churns out more than 1,000 movies every year -- to reach upward of 4 billion people annually around the globe, according to industry analysts.

    More Berlin coverage
    "The films offer audiences a gentle form of escapism," London-based author Vikas Pota said. "Bollywood continues to offer audiences the power and impact of suggestion, something which Hollywood seldom does anymore."

    Pota is a British government advisor on all things India whose book "India Inc. India's Top 10 Entreprenuers" will be published this month in the U.K.

    Pota's book contains interviews with India's top 10 entrepreneurs and includes Bollywood distributor and producer Kishore Lulla, who runs Eros International.

    "Lulla is probably the smallest in terms of net worth of the 10 entrepreneurs I interviewed for my book," Pota said. "But he has been responsible for the highest impact business of them all. Lulla is at the front and center of globalizing Bollywood."

    Lulla and company are responsible for the rollout of many a Bollywood hit and Eros -- floated on the AIM stock exchange in London -- consistently appears in top 10 charts of indie distribution, with operations in more than 50 countries across the globe.

    It was Lulla who brought Khan to Berlin last time around and saw the "Om Shanti Om" screening at the International Cinema sell out in seven minutes in a territory with a relatively small Indian population.

    In Pota's book, Lulla says that he hopes that Bollywood films end up grossing as much as Hollywood and "hit the billion dollar mark."

    It's a wish Lulla says is not far way.

    "The future, as I see it, is cross-pollination between Bollywood and Hollywood," Lulla said. "I have tremendous respect for Hollywood studios, but we are trying to do what they did in 90 years in just 10 years. India is going global. Its food has gone global, its fashion has gone global, and its movies will go global."

    The cross-pollination is already in action, with 20th Century Fox distributing "My Name Is Khan" in Germany. And Eros has a $50 million deal with Sony Pictures to invest in four of its Indian productions, while the AIM-listed company also has sealed a deal with Lionsgate to bring U.S. audiences its library in exchange for a slew of the mini-majors titles for the Indian marketplace.

    Also unspooling here in a Berlinale Special slot is a film that unites Bollywood actor-producer Aamir Khan with Western filmmaking sensibilities, Anusha Rizvi's "Peepli Live."

    Billed as a family drama and media satire, Rizvi's film pokes fun at the way the media deals with the issue of Indian farmers who commit suicide to benefit their surviving families. Cross-pollination indeed.

    Other Bollywood titles in this year's Berlinale including Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni's "Vihir" (The Well) and Dev Benegal's "Road, Movie," both unspooling in the Generation sidebar.

    And Kaushik Ganguly and Rituparno Ghosh's "Aarekti Premer Golpo" (Just Another Love Story) gets a Panorama slot while Laxmikant Shetgaonkar's "Paltadacho Munis" (The Man Beyond the Bridge) bows in the Forum lineup.

    Khan himself told The Hollywood Reporter: "I don't have any (unique selling point) as an actor, there is no place for me (in Hollywood). I would like to continue to work in Bollywood and take Indian cinema to the world."

    That's the way to do it.


    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i57188fa02bde4bbca4160d0eda0aea7b
     
  14. donshema

    donshema SRK is my Family

    he is wearing the same suit as in Jonathan's show....but this time with a white shirt.
     
  15. maira

    maira SRK-fanatic

    this is the power of ShahRukh...:rockon:...in theirrr uggly faces to those stupidd SS people saying 'its not like peopl all over the world are waiting impatiently for the film..' :suspicious:..succh loosers!!..havent got a clue what they;re talking about...
     
  16. KKhan

    KKhan Well-Known Member

    mashallah may allah give the film success like this that it deserves ameen
     
  17. bluey[Ru]

    bluey[Ru] Guest

    hahahaha!! that's probably why FOX is so much worried about their silly movies now!!

    i love that, coming from HW.. woha, they will melt the ice in Berlin :eyebrows:
     
  18. SRKfanforever

    SRKfanforever Well-Known Member

    Europe fans rock:thumb:
     
  19. adzli

    adzli Active Member

    this is a great news but i really hope that this phenomenon happen in SRK own country India....why is this happening to him? Lets pray that the indian box office will be better and that Shiv Sena..... please stop making troubles
     
  20. souad1

    souad1 New Member

    so who was there?what happened?where all those who went there?
     

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