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08-08-2009, 12:32 AM #1
SRK: MY NAME IS KHAN is beyond the name
Karan Johar, Shah Rukh Khan & Kajol's association goes back a long way! Whenever the trio came together, they created magic and shattered the box office records with films like KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI and KABHI KHUSHI KABHIE GHAM. And now the threesome are returning after a long gap with MY NAME IS KHAN.
But unlike candy floss romances, this time around Karan Johar's MY NAME IS KHAN deals with much more serious issues. So, does that mean romance takes a backstage in this Shah Rukh-Kajol starrer? 'No' Karan reacts at once and adds 'Though it deals with an intricate subject matter, but MNIK is also a love story. There is a very important lovestory, integral, which entirely forms the soul of the film. But it won't be in a cliched form like one used to see. Infact a lot of people have been asking me about this but they get disappointed when I tell them there will no romantic songs like 'Suraj Hua Madhdham...', No romantic moments between Shah Rukh-Kajol, etc. Actually the treatment of the film is not like it's been in DILWALE DULHANIA LE JAYENGE or KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI or KABHI KHUSHI KABHIE GHAM. Here the characters are absolutely different, the environment is different, the message is different. Characters Rizwan and Mandira's lovestory is very dramatic, emotional. So, all the people who are looking forward to the romance will be satisfied but in a different way'
Its being said that MY NAME IS KHAN is about the aftermath faced by 9/11 attacks, but Shah Rukh denies its connection to 9/11, 'Honestly speaking this film is not about terrorism or 9/11 issue or any anti social activity. Basically this film is about relationships between people within an area or locality or a city or country. It is not inspired by any activity or action which took place. It's about the emotional reality, beyond time, which may happen before or after the act. The film which talks about relationships is weaved under the aspects of Western culture, Islam, Neurotypical personality, Asparagus syndrome'
The film is also garnering enough publicity because of its unusual title, seemingly a self esteemed title. To which SRK retorts saying, 'Well it was not done purposely. It is pertinent to the film...it is little silly to just name a film after your name because you're possessive about your name then I'd have call it MY NAME IS SHAH RUKH because it makes more sense in that context. So let's not take it otherwise, it's an important film; the content is something new, it is beyond the name. We should not, perhaps, cheapen it by saying this is a self-serving vehicle for Shah Rukh for his name to be top amongst Khans that exist in this industry, etc etc... I think you would better understand what I mean to say, when you see the film, you would understand that it goes beyond even its own name.'
08-08-2009, 12:34 AM #2