Thursday, May 22, 2008

Rifts between King Khan And Dada??

There have been reports of the Kolkata Knight Riders Skipper Sourav Ganguly and the team owner Bollywood actor, Shahrukh Khan not getting along well with each other. News reports have been pouring in that the team owner is unhappy with the skipper for the composition of his team. What has Sourav got to tell about this??

"It's not true and I have nothing more to say," said Kolkata skipper Sourav Ganguly.

Earlier, Sourav Ganguly said, "I have seen the reports and I will clarify his stand in the controversy later." Refusing to comment on the issue and not denying any such reports could hint at a possible rift between the two. However, owner Shah Rukh Khan has not reacted to reports over possible rift between the two.

Has the peace in the Kolkata Knight Riders' camp been shattered? Are 'Dada' Sourav Ganguly and 'Badshah' Shah Rukh Khan not getting along with each other anymore? Yes, say insiders.

The two biggies in the Kolkata team are not seeing eye to eye on many issues. The problem apparently started with the entertainment tax that Shah Rukh Khan is paying for the matches being played at the Eden Gardens. The Bollywood star wanted Ganguly to speak to West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya and try and get it abolished. The Kolkata captain, who is known to be close to the CM, has refused to oblige, at least till now.

Eden Gardens is the only stadium where an IPL team is paying entertainment tax. That is not all though. The core problem is KKR's sudden dip in form and its poor performance in the last few games, harming their semifinal chances. Shah Rukh, sources say, is not too happy with this change of fortunes although he hasn't expressed his feelings openly. Ganguly, on the other hand, has not been too pleased with the team composition right from the beginning. The differences surfaced during the auction itself, with Sourav wanting more batsmen while the team management was more keen on bowlers.

The problems magnified when coach John Buchanan was given more powers than the captain himself. To add fuel to the fire, Shah Rukh announced that the coach will take all the decisions for the team next year onwards, upsetting Ganguly in the bargain.

Ganguly has apparently already begun showing his discontent: he preferred to go back home after the last match rather than stay back for a press conference to annouce Knight Riders' tie-up with a website. Said an insider, who was present at the event, "Shah Rukh did pass some caustic remarks saying, 'I thank all my teammates for being at the press conference but who can forget Dada who is missing from the event'."

The duo also had a difference of opinion when Khan was keen that his team fielded first in the last game against Chennai; Ganguly, however, preferred to bat first. Eventually, the Knight Riders lost by 3 runs on Duckworth-Lewis following a rain interruption.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

The war between the Kings!!

Hi people, as you all know, Aamir Khan was in the news recently for his controversial article about Sharukh Khan. Aamir wrote in his blog: "Shahrukh is licking my feet and I am feeding him biscuits every now and then. What more can I ask for? ". Now, he also added: "Now, before you jump to any conclusions let me add that Shahrukh is the name of our dog. And before you jump to any further conclusions let me add that I had nothing to do with naming him. In fact Shahrukh is the dog of the caretakers of our house."

Aamir's official blog:

Was it so necessary to put this article up in a public place like his official blog?? There was no need for Aamir to get into an open tussle with his competitors. The fight for the No.1 position in Hindi Film Industry has got so local?? Whatever maybe the case, there was no need for such media speculation and public criticism. He has invited controversial talks not only from SRK fans, but also from his own. It may be recalled that just a few days ago when Aamir was asked what he would like to ask Shahrukh Khan, he replied: "I would like to ask Shahrukh, how it feels to be No.2." Such open fights do not augur well for a person like Aamir who's going great in the Hindi film Industry.

However, SRK kept his cool and remained unflustered over the remarks and coolly replied: "I have never bothered about it because I also say a lot of things in fun and I think I am also may be stressing somebody else out. I don't get stressed when friends pass comments like this. Actually I enjoyed it." Its quite a humble reply from the King Khan who could've retaliated if he had wanted. Hope Aamir gets unscathed out of this criticism and makes sure he doesn't get into tussles like this in future if he has to maintain his reputation. Competition should be healthy, not egoistic, and even if it gets egoistic, its bad to expose it openly, right!!