Coelho says SRK deserves an Oscar
Social media users witnessed quite a camaraderie between Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan (far right) and noted Brazilian author Paulo Coelho (right) recently. Coelho showered SRK with praises, saying that the actor deserved an Oscar for his 2008 hit film, My Name Is Khan. It all started with Shah Rukh sending his films to introduce Coelho to the world of Hindi films. This left the author confused over which one to watch first. “What a Monday morning gift, @iamsrk! Now I need to know where to start,” he tweeted from Geneva, along with a photo of DVDs of films such as Swades (2004), Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006), Ra.One (2011) and Om Shanti Om (2007) sprawled on the floor.
Shah Rukh, 49, decided to take help from his fans and wrote on Facebook: “Paulo Coelho, if feeling Buddhism: Asoka. Sporty: Chak De, Country proud: Swades. Mad Fun: Om Shanti Om. Guys, please suggest which one he should watch first.”
Coelho then wrote on his Facebook page, “His first (and only) movie that I watched (this year, even if it was released in 2008) was “My name is Khan”. 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 (sic).”
This isn’t the first time SRK and Coelho exchanged remarks on social media. Earlier this year, Coelho praised My Name is Khan, calling it the best film he watched this year.