‘My Name Is Khan’ turns 9, Karan Johar thanks Shahrukh Khan and Kajol
As ‘My Name Is Khan’ completed 9 years today, ace filmmaker Karan Johar thanked the leading pair of the film, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, for bringing the characters of Rizwan and Mandira to life.
KJo took to his Twitter handle to share a heartfelt post expressing his emotions and thanking his team.
“#9YearsOfMyNameIsKhan ...I feel so blessed to have been able to tell this story....thank you for creating it @ShibaniWrites ....and thank you @iamsrk for living the role of Rizwan so beautifully and brilliantly... thank you @KajolAtUN for your eyes...your silences and more,” he wrote.
Actor Varun Dhawan, who worked as an assistant director on the film, also shared a throwback photo and opened up about his experience of filming.
“#9YearsOfMNIK a film I learnt soo much on. It practically changed my life. Also this is the only picture I have where @abhivarman is smiling. Thank u @karanjohar,” Varun tweeted.
Later, KJo replied to Varun’s post and revealed that he has so many brilliant memories of Varun and actor Sidharth Malhotra, who was also a part of the film’s production team.
“So many brilliant memories I have !! Specially of you signing autographs when you were an AD ( not a star) and of SID’s stoic silences in the face of adversity!!! And ofcourse of @abhivarman smiling!! A rare sight,” he wrote.
SRK and Kajol had reunited for ‘My Name is Khan’ after a span of 9 years and the film created magic.
The film revolves around the life of SRK’s character Rizwan Khan and showed his journey of meeting the president of America. The movie not only became one of the biggest hits of 2010 but was also appreciated by both the critics and the audience.
In the film, Shah Rukh portrayed the role of a Muslim man named Rizwan who suffers from Asperger's syndrome. Kajol played the character of Mandira, a single mother who gets married to Rizwan. The couple’s life turns upside down when Mandira's son gets killed after being bullied for having a Muslim father post the September 11 attacks in New York City.