‘My Name Is Khan’, in my humble opinion, is Karan Johar’s finest work till date. And if it is anything that helmed the already monumental film at its pinnacle, it’s Shah Rukh’s portrayal of Rizwan Khan, a person suffering from Asperger’s syndrome. And his journey, that made the film what it is.
And now, even after seven years, the admiration and applause from the viewers (including me) have not stopped. In fact, it is not just home-bound, the love keeps pouring in from seven seas across and there is proof.
Recently, Paulo Coelho, an acclaimed writer of repute, took to Twitter to share his views about the film and his love for SRK, who he thought deserved an Oscar, if Hollywood wasn’t ‘manipulative’.
— Paulo Coelho (@paulocoelho) February 11, 2017
And soon, Shah Rukh reciprocated the sweet gesture in the most humble way possible.
Thank u so much. My next journey is to try and meet u in person. Love and health to u. https://t.co/J2hMsBybI6
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) February 12, 2017
But that wasn’t it, King Khan also felt sad at the disposition of several Muslims in the US after Trump’s ban and tweeted,
It’s kinda sad too that MNIK is still relevant.But thx Karan Ravi Kajol SEL Shibani Niranjan Deepa Jimmy & all cast/crew for a special film
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) February 11, 2017
Even Karan Johar expressed his gratitude to the ‘Alchemist’ author in a way, a director should.
So honoured you liked our film this much…. https://t.co/MSMQoGtDdC
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) February 11, 2017
Honestly, after watching the movie for what it is, Paulo’s comments don’t come as a surprise to me. Also, what an example for the world to follow!