Coelho says SRK de­serves an Os­car

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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.

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