Paulo Coelho commemorates 7 years of ‘My Name is Khan’


Celebrated Brazilian author Paulo Coelho, best known for penning down exceptional books such as “Eleven Minutes”, “Brida” and “The Alchemist”, took to twitter to congratulate the team of ‘My Name is Khan’ on its seventh anniversary and to praise the role essayed by Shah Rukh Khan.

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Paulo Coelho wrote “”My name is Khan and I am not a terrorist” Congratulations @iamsrk for the 7th anniversary of this wonderful movie!”. He further mentioned that Shah Rukh Khan is the biggest movie star in the world. Paulo even posted a picture of his Facebook post that read “His first (and only) movie that I watched (this year, even if it was released in 2008) was “My name is Khan”. And not only the movie was excellent, but SRK deserved an Oscar if Hollywood was not manipulated. He kindly offered to send the other titles – as you probably guess, it is not easy to find them in Switzerland”, mentioning that Shah Rukh deserved an Oscar.

The actor was overwhelmed with the acknowledgement thanked the 69 year novelist and tweeted “Thank you my friend Paulo Coelho. You are kind and generous with your love,”. He furthermore expressed his desire to meet Paulo in person “Thank u so much. My next journey is to try and meet u in person. Love and health to u.” SRK was though troubled by the aspect that the theme of the movie is still relevant and wrote “It’s kinda sad too that ‘My Name is Khan’ is still relevant. But thanks Karan, Ravi, Kajol, SEL, Shibani, Niranjan, Deepa, Jimmy & all cast/crew for a special film.”

The director of the film Karan Johar too was heartfelt with the kind words and replied to the author “So honoured you liked our film this much..” He too had earlier posted a tweet celebrating the seven years of My Name Is Khan.

My Name Is Khan released on February 12, 2008 starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol as the main leads. Set in the backdrop of September 11 attacks in the United States, the movie showcased the journey of Asperger’s syndrome patient Rizwan and talked about hate crimes practiced against Muslims.