Saturday, December 19, 2009
My Name is Khan; Shah Rukh Kajol and Karan Johar in My Name is Khan
Karan Johar, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol's association is a phenomenon in bollywood film industry. Whenever three of them came together, they created only 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? Karan reacts at once: No and adds:Though it deals with an intricate and interesting subject matter, but My Name Is Khan is an out and out love story. There is a very special lovestory integrated which entirely forms the backbone of the movie. But it won't be a prototype formula love story, one used to see. As a matter of fact, there is no romantic songs like 'Tum Paas Aaye...', No romantic moments between Shah Rukh-Kajol, etc. Actually the treatment of the film is not like it's been in DILWAALE DULHANIYA 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 emotional and heartrending. Its being said that MY NAME IS KHAN is about the aftermath faced by 9/11 attacks, but Karan denies its connection to 9/11. 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 gaining enough publicity because of its unusual title, seemingly a self esteemed title. To which SRK retorts saying: Well it was not done purposefully. It is pertinent to the film and thats why we have chosen the name. The film has already created some hype and lets see if the movie can live up the expections!