Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, whose film ‘My Name Is Khan’ completed 7 years of release, expressed sadness over the plot of the film still remaining relevant today – given the increasing plight of muslims after the 9/11 attacks in 2001.
“It’s kinda sad too that ‘My Name Is Khan’ is still relevant. But thanks Karan, Ravi, Kajol, SEL Shibani Niranjan Deepa Jimmy and all cast/crew for a special film” Shah Rukh tweeted.
The actor’s tweet is also being seen as criticism towards US President Donald Trump’s executive order to temporarily bar entry into the US to refugees and citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations.
The director of the film, Karan Johar, thanked SRK and said “Thank you Rizvan for spreading your love, your message, your innocence… Seven years of ‘My Name Is Khan'”
Released in theatres on 12 February 2010, My Name Is Khan collected Rs 210 crore worldwide. It was the biggest overseas grosser of all time when it released and performed better outside India.
Shah Rukh won his 8th Filmfare Best Actor award for performance, his last to date.