“More Than Just a Name.”
In August 2009, I blogged about Bollywood super legend Shah Rukh Khan being wrongfully detained in Newark Airport on the heels of filming My Name is Khan:-
Ironically, â€œMy Name is Khanâ€ is the name of an upcoming Shah Rukh Khan film that tells the story of an innocent Muslimâ€™s experience being mistakenly identified as a terrorist in the United States in the wake of 9/11. Khan will play a man with Asperger syndrome, which makes his behavior erratic. The fictional Khan of the film, sets out on a trip to find President Obama to persuade him that he is not a terrorist. The film has been picked up by American film company Fox Searchlight for international distribution after its release in 2010.
Detained by ignorance and a large set of misgivings it was a diplomacy and public relations nightmare.
But, less than six months later, Fox Searchlight released the trailer and you can see it below [Read more…]