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Shah Rukh Khan in Germany - 8.Febr.2008

Berlin Film Festival Selects ‘Om Shanti Om’ For Berlinale Special

London, 18th January 2008: Eros International, the London AIM listed leading integrated company within the Indian media & entertainment sector, announced today the selection of ‘Om Shanti Om' for Berlinale Special at the Berlin Film Festival 2008.

The Berlinale Special shows, as part of the official programme, works of contemporary filmmakers that the festival honours. The festival shows extraordinary new productions to honour great cinema personalities by showing their films and to immerse audiences in cinematic history by screening film classics. Films which deserve special attention due to current events can also be shown as part of the Berlinale Special. Furthermore the programme presents films in honour of those who receive a Berlinale Camera, films by or about outstanding persons of film whom the festival feels especially attached to.
Om Shanti Om is among 11 films selected this year. Directed by Farah Khan and produced by Gauri Khan, Om Shanti Om stars superstar Shah Rukh Khan, glamorous Deepika Padukone, debonair Arjun Rampal and talented Shreyas Talpade.

The film will have a German Premiere at the festival on 8th February, 8:00pm at Kino Internazionale attended by Shah Rukh Khan.

Eros International will be releasing Om Shanti Om theatrically in Germany soon after the Berlin Film Festival.
For more information please refer Berlin Film Festival official

All about Shah Rukh:
8. Februar Press conference
Berlinale Special
Om Shanti Om von Farah Khan
16.40 Photo-Call
16.50 Pressekonferenz

The conference room is in the first floor of the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

Om Shanti Om - Screening
R: Farah Khan
Indien, Großbritannien 2007
D: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Shreyas Talpade, Arjun Rampal

Berlinale Special
08.02. 20:30 International (E) premiere screening

08.02. 22:30 Babylon Berlin (E)

09.02. 15:00 Urania (E)

Love International
Three super stars of the "love" film genre - Bollywood's Shah Rukh Khan, Kate Henshaw-Nuttall of the Nollywood fame and German leading lady Maria Schrader - look at today's cinema and its purposes, as a role model for "real" love stories
and as a reflection of the different worlds we live in.

Berlinale Talent Campus Event
10.02. 11:00 Hebbel am Ufer - HAU 1

Only from this link above the tickets will be buyable online - starting on 5th. Febr.!

tickets for the screening and the Talent Campus here

SRK - the famoust Bollywood actor in Germany

Without any doubt Shah Rukh Khan is the famoust Bollywood actor in Germany. Since the German theater release of "Lagaan" with superstar Aamir Khan in 2002 and "Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Gam" with superstar Shah Rukh Khan in 2003 the interest in Hindi movies grew up very quickly.

The German TV channel "RTL 2" in co-work with Rapid Eye Movies (REM), the German main distributor for Bollywood movies, started to show regularly Bollywood movies and Shah Rukh Khan became the face of Bollywood in Germany. Though with the time many movie fans got interest too in other Indian actors like Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Abishek Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Kumar and others - Shah Rukh Khan is still number one.

In 2004 and 2005 Shah Rukh Khan was invited to perform on stage which got a great response from his German fans who are now hoping to welcome their idol soon again in Germany. With Shah Rukh Khan´s recent movie Om Shanti Om on the Berlinale Film Festival in 2008 all his fans are hoping to get a glimpse of him when he probably will be there as producer and actor in the leading role.

Anupama Chopra´s new book in German language

Anupama Chopra´s book now translated in German language

Referring to Rapid Eye Movies (REM) Anupama Chopra´s book: King of Bollwood: Shahrukh Khan and The seductive world of Indian Cinema will be available in German language at 30.January 2008.

The German title is:

"KING OF BOLLYWOOD - Shah Rukh Khan und die Welt des indischen Kinos"

ISBN: ISBN 978-3-9811822-0-0