Thursday, February 11, 2010
His Name is Khan
This morning on NPR, they had a short interview with Shah Rukh Khan, "the biggest movie star in the world." Really. Never heard of him? More people have seen his movies than have seen any other star. He's Bollywood. Oh, yes, that's right. In fact, he's Om, from Om Shanti Om. (Pain of Disco...)
He's got a new film coming out in the U.S., My Name Is Khan, about a Muslim man with Asperger's (which, incidentally, is apparently no longer an official diagnosis - they changed a bunch of definitions of mental diseases just this week), who can't stop telling people "I am not a terrorist".
Go give it a listen, hear the interview. Hear some of the music that makes this man famous. Then see the film. Any film with him in it, yes, but plan to see My Name Is Khan, too. You won't be sorry.