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On Thursday Fox Star Studios announced its decision to distribute Shah Rukh Khan's latest film My Name Is Khan, directed by Karan Johar. The deal is one of the biggest of our times and marks the entry of Fox into mainstream Bollywood films. Incidentally, Fox Searchlight had distributed the Oscar winning film Slumdog Millionaire earlier this year.
"This film is neither about terrorism nor about the 9/11 incident," SRK said, talking about My Name Is Khan. "It is about relationships. This film is about emotional reality and Kajol is the cornerstone of the film."
Shah Rukh plays Rizwan Khan, who suffers from the Asperger syndrome -- an autism disorder. He is married to Mandira, played by Kajol.
Did he fear that the film's subject will create a controversy from certain religious groups? "We are good thinking people and sensitive enough," Shah Rukh says. "When you say our film revolves around Islam, no. We have been very careful in not showing bias towards any community or anyone. We had experts on Islam or, for that matter, on Asperger, and that is why it took long to make this film."
Karan Johar claimed he was petrified. "When I was walking in San Fransico, five people came up to me and asked me if there was a song like Sooraj Hua Madham. I said no and they got disappointed. Of course, the film is a love story but the treatment is not what you saw in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge or Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. There are no love songs in Egypt or Switzerland but there is a wonderful love story between Rizwan and Mandira."
My Name Is Khan is scheduled to release in January 2010.
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