"More than just the visual
presentation on screen, what was of pertinent importance was the
fact that 'My Name Is Khan' required a lot of external research.
All this while it was about my own world with which I was comfortable
but here I was looking at certain perceptions which are a global
It has been reported that "My Name Is Khan"
is picking upon the issues and challenges faced by Muslims globally
and aims at addressing them through the medium of cinema.
"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.
"At the end of it all, it's a human film
with emotions that are universal. It's a film which connects with
you. But I'm not taking forward the baton of an issue. Instead
I am just using it as a part of the narrative."
"My Name Is Khan" also stars Soniya
Jehan, Jimmy Shergill, Zarina Wahab, Parvin Dabbas, Arif Zakaria,
Navneet Nishan, Sheetal Menon, Arjun Mathur and child artist Tanay
Chheda seen in "Slumdog Millionaire".
A co-production of Karan Johar and Gauri Khan,
"My Name Is Khan" is being marketed and distributed
by Fox Searchlight Pictures.