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by Karan Johar Produced by Hiroo Yash Johar Gauri Khan Written by Story and Screenplay: Shibani Bathija Dialogues: Shibani Bathija Niranjan Iyengar Starring Shahrukh Khan Kajol Music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Cinematography Ravi K. Chandran Editing by Deepa Bhatia Distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures Release date(s) 12 February 2010 (global)[1] Running time 161 minutes [1] Country India Language Hindi/Urdu English Budget Rs. 380 million[2] US$ 8.18 million Buyover: Rs. 1 billion US$ 21.53 million My Name Is Khan (Hindi: ??? ??? ??? ????) is a 2010 Bollywood film directed by K aran Johar, with a screenplay by Shibani Bathija, produced by Hiroo Yash Johar a nd Gauri Khan, and starring Shahrukh Khan and Kajol.[3][4] It is overseen by bot h Dharma Productions and Red Chillies Entertainment and will be distributed by F OX Star Entertainment, which bought the rights for the film for the sum of Rs. 1 00 crores, thus becoming the second most expensive Bollywood film, behind Blue.[ 5] Cinematography is by Ravi K. Chandran, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy composed the film's score, choreography is by Farah Khan, and lyrics were written by Niranjan Iyeng ar.[6] Visual Effects are by Red Chillies VFX. My Name is Khan debuted in Abu Dhabi, UAE on 10 February 2010.[7] It released gl obally in theaters on 12 February 2010.[1] It will also be screened as part of t he 60th Berlin International Film Festival's Official Selection that same month. [8] In the months leading up to its release, the film has also been involved in some controversy related to international airport security and Indian politics. Upon release, the film broke box office records for an Indian film all over the world. It grossed the highest opening weekend and opening day overseas for a Bol lywood film. It also grossed the second-highest worldwide opening weekend, behin d 3 Idiots and the third-highest net collections in the first week for a Bollywo od film. Contents [hide] * * * * 1 2 3 4 Plot Cast Themes Production and publicity o 4.1 Pre-production and casting

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4.2 Filming and post-production 4.3 Pre-release publicity and distribution office 5.1 India 5.2 Overseas + 5.2.1 UK + 5.2.2 Oceania + 5.2.3 Middle East + 5.2.4 USA + 5.2.5 Other non-traditional Areas o 5.3 Critical reception + 5.3.1 India + 5.3.2 USA o 5.4 High profile screenings 6 Soundtrack o 6.1 Reception 7 Controversies o 7.1 Airport security o 7.2 Shiv Sena controversy 8 See also 9 Notes 10 External links

Rizwan Khan (Tanay Chheda) is a Muslim child who grew up with his brother Zakir and his mother (Zarina Wahab) in a middle class family in the Borivali section o f Mumbai. Rizwan is different from the other children and no one, including his mother, can understand why. However, he has certain gifts, particularly a specia l ability to repair any machine that is broken. His difference leads to special tutoring from a reclusive scholar and extra attention from his mother. This atte ntion, however, leads to a heightened level of jealousy from his brother Zakir, who eventually leaves his family for a life in the United States. Despite this resentment, as an adult Zakir (Jimmy Shergill) sponsors Rizwan (Sha hrukh Khan) to come and live with him in San Francisco. It is at this time that Zakir's psychologist wife, Haseena diagnoses Rizwan as having Asperger's syndrom e, a disorder which makes it difficult for people to interact socially. Rizwan a lso begins to work for Zakir as an herbal salesman and in the process he meets a Hindu woman, Mandira and her young son, Sameer or Sam (Yuvaan Makaar), from a p revious marriage. Despite Zakir's hostility to the match, they marry and settle down in the fictional town of Banville, where both Mandira and Samir take Rizwan 's last name as their own. They also live next door to the Garrick family. Sam i s close with their young son, Reese (Kenton Duty and Michael Arnold) while Mark (Dominic Renda) is a journalist and Sarah (Katie A. Keane) is a friend of Mandir a. The Khans' perfect existence gets disrupted, however, after the September 11 att acks on the twin towers in New York City. Mark goes to cover the war in Afghanis tan and dies there. At the same time, the Khan family begins to experience post 9-11 prejudice in their community and Reese begins to turn against Sam as well. One afternoon, an argument between them turns into a racially motivated schoolya rd fight between Sam and a number of older students. Reese tries to stop the fig ht but is held back and Sam is injured so badly that he dies. A shattered Mandir a blames Rizvan for his death stating that Sam "died only because his name was K han." She then tells Rizwan that she no longer wants him in her life. When he as ks her what he has to do to be a part of her life, she tells him that he has to tell the people of the United States, and the President that his name is Khan an d that he is not a terrorist.

Rizvan thus sets out on a journey that takes him from one US state to another (i ncluding Georgia, where he is befriended by Mama Jenny) in order to first meet P resident George W. Bush and later Barack Obama. During this quest, he is detaine d and later freed from the San Francisco Airport. Later, in Los Angeles, he pray s in a Mosque and overhears violent rhetoric from Faisal Rahman (Arif Zakaria). He reports this to the FBI but there is no response at that moment. Later, while waiting in a crowd to meet President Bush and repeating again and again, "my na me is Khan and I am not a terrorist," Rizwan is arrested and placed in a prison by police who misinterpret his statement. While in the prison he is tortured as a terrorist suspect and meets the psychiat rist Radha (Sheetal Menon) who believes he is innocent. He is later released aft er a media campaign by two Indian student reporters Raj (Arjun Mathur) and Komal (Sugandha Garg) and Bobby Ahuja (Parvin Dabas) prove his innocence by unearthin g his attempts to inform the FBI about Faisal Rahman. After his release, he retu rns to hurricane-hit Georgia to help Mama Jenny and her son. His efforts attract media attention and numerous Muslims come to help as well. At the same time, Re ese confesses to Mandira and reveals the identity of the boys who beat up Sam. S he informs Detective Garcia (Benny Nieves) who has been assisting her on the cas e. After they are brought to justice, she joins Rizwan in Georgia. At the moment sh e arrives, Rizwan is stabbed by a follower of Faisal Rahman and is rushed to the hospital. With Mandira's help, he survives and meets President-elect Barack Oba ma (Christopher B. Duncan) who tells him: "Your name is Khan and you are not a t errorist." Cast Actor/Actress Role Shahrukh Khan Rizwan Khan Kajol Mandira Yuvaan Makaar Sameer (Sam) Zarina Wahab Rizwan's mother Tanay Chheda Rizwan Khan (as a young child) Jimmy Shergill Zakir Khan Sonya Jehan Haseena Khan Parvin Dabas Bobby Ahuja Arjun Mathur Raj Sugandha Garg Komal Sheetal Menon Radha Christopher B. Duncan Barack Obama Kenton Duty Reese Garick Michael Arnold Reese Garick (as a child) Dominic Renda Mark Garrick Katie A. Keane Sarah Garrick Arif Zakaria Faisal Rahman Vinay Pathak Jitesh Jennifer Echols Mama Jenny Benny Nieves Detective Garcia Kavin Dave Hacker Themes In an August 2009 interview, Shahrukh Khan stated that My Name Is Khan is "not a bout terrorism, or 9/11. It s about a relationship between two people, between an individual and the State, and between an individual and the country. In short, t here the three important components: love story, Islam and a mild form of autism ."[9] In an earlier July 2009 interview, Khan also noted that the film focuses on them es concerning "the relationship between the Western world and Islam and how that has changed over the past few years." He describes the film as about "the journ

ey of one family and how it changes because of 9/11" and suggests "we touch upon that in a very unbiased and educated way."[10] In another early interview, he a lso stated that, "it s not about a disabled man s fight against disability. It s a dis abled man s fight against the disability that exists in the world terrorism, hatre d, fighting ... My Name is Khan is also about Islam and the way the world looks at Islam but we are not taking any sides. We are only trying to say that there a re only good people and bad people. There are no good Hindus, bad Hindus, good C hristians, bad Christians. Either you are a good person or a bad person. Religio n is not the criterion, humanity is."[11] In late 2008, journalist Madhureeta Mukherjee (referring to the post - 2008 Mumb ai attacks atmosphere in India) suggested in an interview with Karan Johar that, "My Name Is Khan starts at a time when Hindus and Muslims in India have united like never before." In response, Johar stated: "I think it s an exceptionally rele vant time, as the unity of our nation is of paramount importance, and I am very happy to witness such a movement in front of my eyes. We are all coming together to fight for a common cause called humanity. Everyone knows that terrorism has no religion and it will never have a religion. As a filmmaker, I believe that I have a social responsibility and I promise to fulfill that."[12] Production and publicity Pre-production and casting Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol were cast in the lead roles, reuniting them after many years.[13] Kareena Kapoor was also considered for Kajol's role, but Kajol was Jo har's first choice.[14] The film faced a temporary setback during late December when actor Aamir Bashir was denied a visa to the United States.[15] He was event ually replaced by Jimmy Shergill as Shahrukh Khan's younger brother.[16] Althoug h Shabana Azmi was originally cast as Shah Rukh Khan's mother[17] she left the p roduction after Shahrukh Khan's shoulder injury delayed the filming schedule.[11 ][18] She was replaced in the role by Zarina Wahab.[19] Tanay Chheda will portra y Shah Rukh Khan's character as a child living in the Borivali section of Mumbai .[20] Chheda was chosen because he resembles Shah Rukh Khan and because he is re cognizable to an international audience after portraying "middle Jamal" in Slumd og Millionaire.[21] American actor Christopher B. Duncan was chosen to portray P resident Barack Obama.[22][23] Duncan is known for his interpretation of Obama o n the The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.[24] Johar also asked Khan to co-produce the film, as "we were both passionate about the subject, we said why not co-produce the film? We ve known each other so long . .. that this new initiative is just an extension of our emotions. Besides, I can never make a film without Shah Rukh. He is a big part of me and my family. He s l ike the older brother I never had. I love SRK as a unit that includes his wife, children, sister and his in-laws."[25] Filming and post-production Production of the film is taking place in India and the United States. Filming b egan in Los Angeles during December 2008[11][26] and one of the locations used w as UCLA.[27] Johar next continued production in Mumbai during April 2009.[21] Du ring June 2009, production moved to San Francisco[28] and the Bay Area, where th ey filmed a key scene at the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose.[29] Johar had difficulties finding a mosque to film in. According to actor Arif Zaka ria, "I don't know if Karan tried to get permission in Mumbai. But we were to sh oot in a mosque in Los Angeles and hard as Karan tried to convince the authoriti es that his film would not propagate anti-social values, he was denied permissio n [...] We finally shot the two-day scene with Shah Rukh Khan on the set of a mo sque constructed at The Club in Andheri."[30] After filming in Los Angeles was completed, Johar stated that, "in all my 11 yea rs as a filmmaker I ve never felt the experience to be so different. The content o

f My Name Is Khan is diametrically opposite to whatever I ve done in the past."[16 ] He described working with both Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol again as "magic. They build an inexplicable energy on screen." Johar also stated that he was "blown aw ay by Shah Rukh who had done monumental research on his autistic character in th e film. I was zapped by how much he knew about the subject."[16] Pre-release publicity and distribution On 7 August 2009, Karan Johar signed a deal for 1 billion INR with Fox Searchlig ht Pictures, who will market and distribute it in India (FOXSTAR) and worldwide (Fox Searchlight).[5][31] Shahrukh Khan was later asked in a December 2009 inter view if he feels that My Name Is Khan is "a more international film which should be seen by all and will have a far reaching influence." Khan responded that: I have never been a strong advocate for global cinema because I don't think our films turn the tide around though my directors and distributors feel otherwi se. Having said that, I will add that MNIK is a very special topic about humanit y in the garb of a Muslim character [...] The film is made on a large canvas and made larger with Fox coming on board. The subject material is adapted in terms of humanity in a very entertaining way. And with Karan, the best filmmaker in In dia today directing the film and Fox distributing it -- the message of love, the way it has been shot internationally and the way of releasing it, might have al l the possibilities of an international release. It's going to be released in a way no Hindi film has been released internationally before with mega prints and the trailer releasing with Avatar in a first of its kind.[32] On 1 February 2010, Khan and Kajol "became the first Indian movie stars to ring the opening bell of the New York stock exchange NASDAQ." They were invited by Fo x Searchlight Pictures to do so as part of their promotion for My Name Is Khan.[ 33] Box office The film broke box office records during its opening weekend. It ranked #5 in th e overseas box office with Avatar, Valentine's Day, Percy Jackson & the Olympian s: The Lightning Thief, and The Wolfman, in the first, second, third, and fourth spots.[34] By the end of the first three days, the film grossed Rs 550 million (US$ 11.91 million) globally, and grossed INR 853.8 million (US$ 18.5 million) w orldwide by the end of the first week. In addition, on a global scale, "almost e very record for Bollywood films was broken globally. Internationally, it is the biggest International opening day by almost 30% of its closest competitor, 3 Idi ots." [35]. The film also went on to gross the second highest worldwide opening weekend for a Bollywood film. India In India, despite having a limited release in Maharashtra, Gujarat and parts of Madhya Pradesh on Friday, MNIK s weekend collections were very good, with the film earning INR 295 million (US$ 6.4 million).[36] The film had the third highest f irst-weekend collections in India, behind 3 Idiots and Ghajini. After its first weekend, the film started showing noticeable falls in some areas of India. Howev er, it managed to hold steady in its first week. The film netted INR 460.8 milli on (US$ 10 million) in its first week.[37] Most people reasoned that the film's decline in the Indian box office was due to "lack of entertainment and repeat va lue", as its subject was "serious", unlike 3 Idiots which is considered to have a very high entertainment value. Overseas My Name is Khan grossed the biggest opening day overseas, taking an estimated IN R 170 million , beating the overseas opening day collections of 3 Idiots. The fi lm also grossed the biggest opening weekend overseas, taking an estimated INR 25 5 million, again beating the overseas opening weekend collections of 3 Idiots wh ich grossed INR 185 million. In its first week, it grossed a "whopping" INR 393

million (US$ 8.5 million).[38] UK In the UK, it made £1,23,000 on its opening day,[39] which was more than the com bined total of 3 Idiots in its first two days (£121,000). At the end of the firs t week, the film earned £955,404 (US$ 1,470,793), smashing all previous records for a Bollywood film. Oceania In Australia, the film earned an impressive AUS$ 39,000 (INR 16.1 lakhs) on its opening day, and was ranked #11 in the market. According to the producers, this is 107% of the box office collections of 3 Idiots on its opening day.[40] By the first weekend, the film earned US$ 437,687, defeating the previous record set b y 3 Idiots (US$ 350,000).[41][42] In New Zealand and Fiji, the film earned NZ$ 1 3,627 on its opening day, and earned NZ$ 144,831 (US$ 100,698) in its first week Middle East In the Middle East, the response to the film has been described as "huge" and it earned approximately US$ 300,000 on its opening day.[35] This revenue is expect ed to go up, with the introduction of more prints into non-traditional markets. By its first weekend, the film grossed US$ 890,000, breaking the previous record set by Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (US$ 830,000). It broke all previous box office reco rds by the end of the first week, earning US$ 1.75 million.[43] USA My Name Is Khan has broken all previous opening weekend box office records for N orth America (Canada and U.S.) with $1.94 million in returns.[44] By the end of the first week, the film grossed US$ 2,552,283 (INR 11.77 crores), second only t o 3 Idiots which had a Christmas holiday week. Other non-traditional Areas My Name is Khan also opened well in Sri Lanka, Singapore, South Africa and Malay sia. In South Africa, the film earned US$ 85,214 (Rs. 39.28 lakhs).[45] Critical reception India My Name Is Khan was well received by top critics in India. The website Indian Bo x Office Server has given the film a user rating of 8.07/10. Subhash K. Jha (film critic and author of The Essential Guide to Bollywood) gave My Name Is Khan a rave review arguing that Rizwan Khan "repairs almost anything , including irreparably damaged relationships. But this film about damaged lives needs no repairing. My Name Is Khan is a flawless work, as perfect in content, tone and treatment as any film can get [...] My Name Is Khan is no ordinary film . Long after the wary-of-physical-touch Rizwan has finally shaken hands with Pre sident Obama, long after the heat and dust of racial and communal hatred has set tled down the core of humanism that the film secretes stays with you. Yes, we fi nally know what they mean by a feelgood film." [46] Nikhat Kazmi of the The Time s of India also gave it five stars, describing My Name Is Khan as, "indubitably one of the most meaningful and moving films to be rolled out from the Bollywood mills in recent times."[47] Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave My Name Is Kh an four and a half out of five stars and argues, "When a film stars two of the f inest talents of the country, you expect nothing but the best. SRK, well, how do es one describe his performance? To state that this is his best work so far woul d be cutting short the praise he truly deserves [...] Kajol is pure dynamite and casting her for this character was the most appropriate decision. No other actr ess could've matched SRK in histrionics the way Kajol has. In fact, SRK and Kajo l complement each other wonderfully well and this film only proves it yet again. It's a powerhouse performance from this supremely talented actress." [48] Rajee v Masand of CNN-IBN gave My Name Is Khan three and a half out of five stars, arg

uing that "the film shamelessly tugs at your heartstrings and on more than one o ccasion wallops you to weep. Aided by solid camerawork, tight editing and a laye red story, Johar crafts an engaging, stirring saga that is earnest and noble. Wi th this message movie in the mainstream format, the director takes a step in the right direction."[49] USA The film received mixed reviews from U.S. critics and media outlets. As of 21 Fe bruary 2010, the film has a score of 50 out of a scale of 100 on the review aggr egate website Metacritic.[50] The IMDb website has given the film a user rating of 6.9/10.[51] Rotten Tomatoes has not given the film a consensus rating yet, bu t it has 3 positive and 1 negative review. Rachel Saltz of The New York Times states, "Khan is one of a handful of Hindi fi lms (New York, Kurbaan) about Indians living in a paranoid, post-9/11 America, a nd there s something fascinating about looking at this country through a Bollywood lens, even when the story is a kind of fairy tale. (Most interesting here is th e link made between black Americans and Indians, especially Muslims.) Skillfully directed by Karan Johar and with an evocative score by Shankar, Ehsaan & Loy, K han jerks tears with ease, while teaching lessons about Islam and tolerance." [5 2] According to Kirk Honeycutt of the Hollywood Reporter, My Name Is Khan is, "a film that delves compellingly into Americans' anti-Muslim hysteria" as it tackl es "a subject American movies have mostly avoided -- that of racial profiling an d the plight of Muslim-Americans. It also allows Shah Rukh Khan to display his t alent to an even wider audience. It's well worth the 162-minute journey."[53] Ke vin Thomas of the Los Angeles Times argues that My Name Is Khan is "a potent, en ergetic heart-tugger and Khan and Kajol, major Bollywood stars, are highly appea ling and equal to the demand of their emotion-charged roles."[54] Jay Wesissberg of Variety describes My Name Is Khan as a "riotously overstuffed and enormously enjoyable drama" with "confident camerawork [which] is matched by exceptional p roduction design" He also states that Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol are a "delight to gether and her natural warmth makes the relationship even more believable." [55] High profile screenings My Name Is Khan will be screened as part estival's Official Selection in February tickets for the film's screening at the of EUR 1,000 (INR 60,000) each. All the 56] Soundtrack of the 60th Berlin International Film F 2010.[8] The website eBay auctioned the Berlin Film Festival for a record price tickets were sold out in five seconds.[

The soundtrack is composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. The lyrics are penned by Niran jan Iyengar.[6] The music was released on 7 January 2010 [57]. My Name Is Khan Soundtrack by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Released January 4, 2010 Genre Feature film soundtrack Label Sony Music Professional reviews * * * * * Bollywood Hungama 3/5 stars link Indo-Asian News Service 3.5/4 stars link Planet Bollywood 8/10 stars link 3/5 stars link The Times of India 3.5/4 stars link Singer(s) Composer Duration Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Shankar Mahadevan, Richa Sharma 6:05 Khuda Adnan Sami, Shankar Mahadevan, Shreya Ghoshal ShankarShankar-

Track Song 1 Sajda Ehsaan-Loy 2 Noor E

Ehsaan-Loy 6:37 3 Tere Naina 4 Allah Hi Rahem 5 Khan Theme 6 Rang De 3:45 Reception

Shafqat Amanat Ali Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy 4:38 Rashid Khan Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy 4:01 Strings Indrajit Sharma 2:43 Shankar Mahadevan, Suraj Jagan Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy

The soundtrack met with generally positive reviews from critics. Gianysh Toolsee of Planet Bollywood states that the soundtrack is "very much about transcending the boundaries set by Bollywood by venturing into an emotional state through Su fism and spirituality."[58] Joginder Tuteja of Bollywood Hungama gives the album a three out of five stars, suggests that director Karan Johar along with musici ans Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and lyricist Niranjan Iyengar "have brought not a partial but a substantial difference to the way music in [Johar's] films is being looke d at."[59] The songs such as Noor-e-Khuda, blend western bar blues and techno sounds with I ndian classical styles such as Sufi and Hindustani. The soundtrack is thus repre sentative of the indie fusion genre. Controversies Airport security Khan has stated that due to his last name and religion, he (like Rizwan Khan) is frequently subject to excess security checks at airports. On 14 August 2009, Kh an arrived in the United States in order to both promote My Name Is Khan and to participate in various South Asian-related events around the country (including Indian Independence Day). Upon arriving at Newark Airport in New Jersey, he was pulled aside by Immigration officers after his name popped up on their computers ,[60] questioned for over an hour (Khan claims it was at least two hours) about the nature of his visit, and was later released. According to the Times Online, "In Delhi, Timothy J. Roemer, the American Ambassador to India, said that the em bassy was trying to 'ascertain the facts of the case.' He added: 'Shah Rukh Khan , the actor and global icon, is a welcome guest in the United States.'"[61][62] Khan said he was told that it was because "they said my name was common to some name that popped up on the computer."[63][64] The officials asked if he could pr ovide names of people to vouch for him. Khan noted that he "had all the document s; they were asking me where I was going to be staying. I gave the name of FOX p eople with whom I had finalised a deal a few days ago as contacts." However beca use they wanted to check his luggage which the airline had lost, Khan said that he "was taken to a room where many people were awaiting a secondary check on vis a, most were Asians. In fact many officers were reluctantly vouching for me, som e people were asking for autographs and a Pakistani fan even said he knew who I was. But the officers said it was procedure and kept taking numbers from me."[63 ][65] While he was not allowed to use his own phone, Khan was permitted one phone call .[61] He was thus released after officials from the Indian Consulate intervened. Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel stated that the event will be further expl ored with U.S. officials.[64] According to the BBC, "Elmer Camacho, a spokesman for the US Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, said the questioning was par t of the agency's routine process to screen foreign travellers."[66] When later asked during an interview whether he was angry, Khan responded that, "I did feel bad for a lot of people in that room, I know because I had an es cort and someone would recognise me, I will get out. Others may face more troubl e ... I have extra security because of my name. I can handle this but when you h ave someone as respectable as an ex-president getting frisked, I am nobody" (in reference to the frisking of President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam earlier in the summe

r).[63] Khan also stated that, "I think it is a procedure that needs to be followed. But it is an unfortunate procedure." When asked if he would demand an apology, Khan replied that he would not.[67] The director of My Name Is Khan, Karan Johar, was asked during an August, 2009 i nterview with MiD DAY if the event was a publicity stunt for the film. Johar den ied that it was and responded: "It's upsetting because I got a text message this morning asking me if it was publicity plug for my movie. (Sarcastically) I mean , if I had that much power over the Homeland Security, why would I allow Shah Ru kh to go through something like this? ... What's really shocking is the fact tha t when I was writing the film, I never thought that what happened to the protago nist of the film would happen to Shah Rukh."[68] During a January 2010 interview , Khan referred to the implication that the event was a publicity stunt for the film as, "lowdown and cheap." [69] American actor, Christopher B. Duncan who por trays President Obama in My Name Is Khan, also commented on the incident stating : "I was very disappointed with what SRK experienced at the airport. We re living in times where the levels of fear can sometimes spill over into paranoia. Here s a man who is an international superstar, being detained for an excessive amount o f time at an airport in the United States. It had to be very upsetting for him. Imagine Oprah (Winfrey) being detained at an airport in India for a long time, d uring a kind of interrogation." [23] In addition, the incident sparked debate and commentary among Indian politicians , actors, and others.[70][71][72][73][74] It also led to demonstrations in India .[75] California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger later invited Khan to have dinne r with him "in a bid to diffuse what has become a slight diplomatic row."[76] In another event, on 5 February 2010, while promoting My Name Is Khan on the Bri tish talk show Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Khan claimed that female securit y staff at Heathrow Airport in London had printed a naked image of him taken usi ng the newly-installed body scanner that he was asked to go through. He said tha t he autographed it for them, though it is not clear if his comments were intend ed as a joke. A BAA spokeswoman for Heathrow Airport, however, has denied his cl aim. She claimed that it was completely factually incorrect , stressing that images captured using the equipment could not be stored or distributed in any form and that his claims "simply could not be true."[77] The American radio host Alex Jones, however, disputed Heathrow Airport's claim, while pointing to an earlier statement by UK Transport Secretary Lord Adonis the week before stating that scans are deleted "immediately"and staff carrying out the procedure are fully trained and supervised. The incident has become an issue tying in to current concerns over whether the body scanners violate rights to p rivacy and whether it can be abused by staff in order to distribute child pornog raphy or naked pictures of famous people.[78] In relation to Khan's comments, Th e Economic Times has also raised concerns over the new body scanners and the pos sibilities of it being abused to distribute naked pictures of celebrities and fa mous people.[79] His comments have restarted the debate in Britain over whether the newly-introduced body scanners violate individual privacy.[80] Shiv Sena controversy After Shah Rukh Khan (who owns the Kolkata Knight Riders Cricket team) criticize d the fact that members of the Pakistani Cricket Team were not bought by the clu bs competing in the 2010 Indian Premier League (IPL), he was condemned by Shiv S ena (a Hindu nationalist political party). There were consequent protests and de monstrations against him and demands that cinemas in India refuse to screen My N ame Is Khan. Khan responded by stating, "What did I say that was wrong? All I sa id was that I wanted people to come to my country."[81] Khan continued by statin g that: "I have no idea what I am supposed to apologise for [...] If I am in wro

ng I would like to apologise but someone needs to explain to me what is wrong."[ 82] He also stated that he does "not want any confrontation. I am trying to expl ain myself on every platform [...] I have not said anything that is anti-nationa l." Khan also said that he was willing to meet with Bal Thackeray to discuss the issue.[83] Initially, Shiv Sena rescinded its demand to block release of My Name Is Khan af ter it was announced that Khan would be allowed to release it "in as many theatr es" as he would like to.[84] However, on Tuesday 10 January 2010 when theatres o pened for advanced bookings, individuals disguised as "cinegoers" began to attac k theatres and booking centres. Director Karan Johar and distributors met with p olice to ask for additional security.[85] In response, Chief Minister of Maharas htra Ashok Chavan threatened to withdraw security cover for party leader Uddhav Thackeray.[86] Later, some security was withdrawn and the Maharashtra government has also "called in five battalions of the State Reserve Police Force to protec t 63 cinemas in the city that will screen the film directed by Karan Johar from this Friday." There have been multiple arrests and leave of all police officials has been cancelled.[87] The distributor, Fox Star, stated that the film will st ill be released on its scheduled opening date, 12 February.[88] It opened to ful l cinema houses in a number of places across India.[89][90][91][92][93] See also * List of artistic depictions of September 11 and its aftermath Notes 1. ^ a b c "BBFC Movie Information". British Board of Film Classification. 20 10-02-04. 03cb570/7a82f63c1590b15f802576c000663f9f?OpenDocument. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 2. ^ "MNIK earns 100 crores before release". All India Today. http://www.alli Retrieved 201 0-02-14. 3. ^ Cinema India. Rutgers University Press. =oGXriM9IQeEC&lpg=PA6&ots=NLgXluv6dM&dq=hindi%20films%20urdu%20language&lr=&pg=P A19#v=onepage&q=&f=false. Retrieved 2007 08 01. 4. ^ Admin, Net (2009-02-13). "Film KHAN a true story: Karan Johar". Bolywood Retrieved 2009-08-21. 5. ^ a b Bhushan, Nyay (2009-08-07). "Fox Star to distribute 'Khan'". The Hol lywood Reporter: p. 8. news/e3idb676dc68387c3ad3989002725f80485. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 6. ^ a b "My Name Is Khan: Music Review". s/music-reviews/My-Name-Is-Khan-Music-Review/articleshow/5419280.cms. 7. ^ Coker, Margaret (2010-02-10). "Shah Rukh Khan Premieres New Film, My Name Is Khan ". Wall Street Journal. kh-khan-premieres-new-film-my-name-is-khan/. Retrieved 2010-02-10. 8. ^ a b "My Name is Khan selected for Berlin Film Festival". DNA. 2009-12-15 . in-film-festival_1324120. Retrieved 2009-12-15. 9. ^ Ahmed, Afsana (2009-08-09). "Meet my new avatar: SRK". The Times of Indi a (The Times Group). news-interviews/Meet-my-new-avatar-SRK/articleshow/4873405.cms. Retrieved 2009-0 8-21. 10. ^ Tsering, Lisa (2009-06-13). "Exclusive Interview: I Only Make Love Storie s : Shah Rukh Khan". India-West. d=1. Retrieved 2009-08-21. 11. ^ a b c Gupta, Pratim D. (2009-03-07). "A BMW Date With SRK". The Telegrap h (Ananda Publishers). tory_10636722.jsp. Retrieved 2009-08-21. 12. ^ Mukherjee, Madhurita (2009-07-13). " Entertainment is recession proof! ". Th

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External links * Official site (includes trailer) * My Name Is Khan at the Internet Movie Database * My Name Is Khan at Allmovie [show] v d e Karan Johar Film directed Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) Kabhi Alvida Naa Keh na (2006) My Name Is Khan (2010) Films produced Duplicate (1998) Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) Ka l Ho Naa Ho (2003) Kaal (2005) Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006) Dostana (2008) Wake Up Sid (2009) Kurbaan (2009) My Name Is Khan (2010) Koochie Koochie Hota Hain (2010) [show] v d e Dharma Productions Key Individuals Yash Johar · Karan Johar Nikhil Advani Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham (2001) Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) Mukul S. Anand Agneepath (1990) Mahesh Bhatt Duplicate (1998) Rensil D'Silva Kurbaan (2009) Raj Khosla Dostana (1980) Karan Johar Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) Kabhi Alvida Naa Ke hna (2006) My Name Is Khan (2010) Tarun Mansukhani Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006) Dostana (2008) Koochie Koochie Hota Hain (2010) Prakash Mehra Muqaddar Ka Faisla (1987) Ayan Mukerji Wake Up Sid (2009) Ramesh Talwar Duniya (1984) Retrieved from "" Categories: 2010 films Hindi-language films English-language South Asian fil ms Indian films

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