SIX YEARS ON, COELHO FLOORED BY SRK’S FILM
Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho, known for his bestseller The Alchemist, has hailed Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s 2010 drama, My Name Is Khan, as the best film he has watched this year.
Coelho, 67, took to Twitter to praise the Karan Johardirected hit. “My name is Khan is the best movie I watched this year. @karanjohar @iamsrk Congrats for My name is Khan. I wish we could see more of your movies in Europe. I had to wait 6 yrs to watch this! (sic),” he tweeted.
The film, also starring Kajol, centres around a Muslim man from India with Asperger’s Syndrome (a form of autism), who travels to the US to meet President Barack Obama, after his world falls apart due to 9/11 terror attacks in the country. Thanking him, Shah Rukh, 49, replied, “@paulocoelho send me your address sir I will supply you all Indian films as they release. We read you as soon as u write... We are blessed. Thanks (sic).”
Johar, 43, was also quick to revert to the author. “What an honour sir!!! Thank you so much!! @iamsrk (sic),” he wrote.