b>New Delhi: After a lull of two weeks, theatres across the nation saw the release of filmmaker Aditya Chopra's Shah Rukh Khan starrer Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.
Post 26/11 distributors expected the King Khan to pull crowds back to the theatres. Unlike other SRK releases this film didn't open to packed houses and the reactions in Mumbai were not up to the mark either
Yashraj films and Shah Rukh Khan can now only sit back and hope that Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi picks up over the weekend.
Meanwhile, across the globe, Sam Mendes' Revolutionary Road is leading the race for the 66th Golden Globe awards with as many as four nominations including best director, best picture, best actress and actor nominees for the Titanic couple-Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio.
And Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire is the only Indian connection! It's also been nominated for four globes including best picture, best director and best music score for AR Rahman.
"I'm very excited. Particularly from India and the background that I come from, this is a great honor. I hope that everything goes well," said Rehman, the shy musician.
Shot in Mumbai, Slumdog Millionaire is the story on an orphan from the city's slum who goes on to win a game show but is arrested by the police on suspicion of cheating. But looks like it's a win-win for the film's crew, though.
"I know, it's unbelievable. I'm so excited, I'm so pleased for everybody in Mumbai who helped us make the film because they've had a tough time. And something like this they'll just say, 'We told you, it was written', you know. And which is a kind of idea in the film," said Danny Boyle.
The annual Golden Globe award ceremony will take place in California on January 11, 2009.