Celebrated author Paulo Coelho has said superstar Shah Rukh Khan deserved an Academy Award for his performance in the film â€œMy Name is Khanâ€, if Hollywood fraternity was not biased.
The 69-year-old novelist took to Twitter to praise the actor on the seventh anniversary of the Karan Johar-directed film.
â€œâ€™My Name is Khan and I am not a terroristâ€™.Â Congratulations @iamsrk for the 7th anniversary of this wonderful movie!â€ wrote Paulo.
â€˜The Alchemistâ€™ author also posted a screenshot from his Facebook page, where he also wrote that the 2008 movie was only the time he had watched any of Shah Rukhâ€™s acts.
The image read, â€œHis first (and only) movie that I watched (this year, even if it was released in 2008) was â€˜My Name is Khanâ€™. And not only was the movie excellent, but SRK deserved an Oscar if Hollywood was not manipulated. He kindly offered to send the other titles - as you probably guess, it is not easy to find them in Switzerland.â€
Shah Rukh too tweeted saying that it was sad that such films are â€œstill relevantâ€ and was grateful to the cast and crew for giving him such a great film.
â€œItâ€™s kinda sad too that â€˜My Name is Khanâ€™ is still relevant. But thanks Karan, Ravi, Kajol, SEL, Shibani, Niranjan, Deepa, Jimmy & all cast/crew for a special film,â€ the 51-year-old star wrote.
Thank u so much. My next journey is to try and meet u in person. Love and health to u. https://t.co/J2hMsBybI6â€” Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) February 12, 2017
Director Karan wrote on Twitter, alongwith a still from the movie, â€œThank you Rizvan.... for spreading your love ...your message....your innocence..... #7YearsOfMyNameIsKhan.â€
He also thanked Paulo for his words of appreciation.
â€œSo honoured you liked our film this much...â€ wrote Karan.
So honoured you liked our film this much.... https://t.co/MSMQoGtDdCâ€” Karan Johar (@karanjohar) February 11, 2017