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Sad that ‘My Name Is Khan’ is still relevant in present US: Shah Rukh Khan

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, whose movie “My Name Is Khan” on Sunday clocked seven years since its release, feels sad that the film’s plot about the plight of Muslims in the US after 9/11 is still relevant in present times.

bollywood Updated: Feb 13, 2017 01:34 IST
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My name is Khan

A still from the Bollywood movie ‘My name is Khan’.(Twitter Photo)

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, whose movie “My Name Is Khan” on Sunday clocked seven years since its release, feels sad that the film’s plot about the plight of Muslims in the US after 9/11 is still relevant in present times.

The 2010 drama film, which also featured actress Kajol, told the story about Rizvan Khan, who embarks on a journey to meet the US President after his son’s killing and attempts to change people’s perception about religion.

The actor’s message, it seems, hints at US President Donald Trump’s controversial executive order to temporarily bar entry into the US to refugees and citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations.

The order suspends for 120 days the entry of all refugees and the issuing of visas for 90 days for citizens from seven countries -- Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Iran -- until new mechanisms can be put in place to screen them more effectively.

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Karan, who helmed the film, thanked Shah Rukh, who essayed the role of Rizwan Khan in the film.

“Thank you Rizvan for spreading your love, your message, your innocence... Seven years of ‘My Name Is Khan’,” Karan tweeted.