Writer Paulo Coelho, known for his award-winning philosophical books such as The Alchemist, recently lauded Bollywood actor’s Shah Rukh Khan’s performance in My Name Is Khan (2010) on the occasion of the film’s seventh anniversary. The writer confessed that he believed Khan deserves the Oscar for his performance in the Karan Johar-directed film and rued that if Hollywood wasn’t so ‘manipulated’, Khan would have had an Oscar by now.
— Paulo Coelho (@paulocoelho) February 11, 2017
Khan’s addressed the writer’s compliment and tweeted with a response about the film being relevant even now.
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
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
Shah Rukh Khan’s role as Rizwan Khan, who suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome and is mistaken for a terrorist in the US won him accolades from many, with critics even judging it as one of the best roles in his career. The film starred Kajol, Jimmy Shergill, and Zarina Wahab.
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