This summer, when My Name Is Khan plays for a non-NRI audience in theatres across the US, the American audiences will see a different version from the original film released so far in India and overseas for the NRI audiences. Actor Shah Rukh Khan confirms this decision to shorten the film for American audiences.
“We are cutting the length of the film for the American audience. Their requirements are different from the traditional audience for Hindi cinema. This way, we’re extending the life span of a Hindi film,” he said. Film director Karan Johar said, “Yes, the version for Americans will be shorter though not radically different. The first thing we heard from the American market is, we love the songs. So the songs stay. The film’s editor Deepa Bhatia is looking at what to remove.”