Mumbai, It is common knowledge that “My Name Is Khan” is going through a storm. However, in the midst of it all, Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar are standing by each other. The director strongly believes that they are connected to each other more as brothers than being business partners.
“‘My Name Is Khan’ is a film which is a strong emotional connect for both Shah Rukh and I. He and I co-producing the film has nothing to do with money,” said Karan, whose Dharma Productions has made the film in collaboration with Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment.
“We are too connected to each other and when it comes to a family, you don’t question their close association. Do you question someone who is working with his brother in one assignment after another? Shah Rukh and I may be having different surnames but that doesn’t take away from the strong sense of brotherhood that we both carry,” he added.
What makes him supremely confident about his life-long relationship with Shah Rukh? Specially when Farah Khan had to move from Shah Rukh to Akshay Kumar for “Tees Maar Khan”.
“See, its not just the matter of directing a film which would have him as an actor. Tomorrow, I may not be directing a film with him but the fact is that both of us will always be a part of each other’s production house. In some way or another, in whatever capacity, we would be working with each other,” said Karan.
Releasing Friday, the film also stars Kajol and is set in the post 9/11 US.
Clarifying yet another misconception about the film, Karan says “My Name Is Khan” is not an issue-based film.
“Please let me set the record straight that ‘My Name Is Khan’ is not an issue based film. Instead it’s a human drama about a couple. The film will make you smile and result in tears in your eyes. It’s a film which connects with you and is totally emotionally based.”
He also clarifies on the religious connotation saying: “By no means am I aspiring to take forward the baton of an issue. Instead I am just using it as a part of the narrative. The film doesn’t have any religious or spiritual undertone to it but basically sends across the message of humanity, so let’s watch the film for its worth.”