‘My Name is Khan’ telecast in the UK a success
My Name is Khan, a Karan Johar film, released in 2010 under Dharma Productions and Red Chillies Entertainment. With star-studded actors like Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Jimy Shergill and many others, the movie turned the impression of Indian cinema not only in Asian countries but also worldwide.
The movie’s distribution rights were bought by 20th Century Fox and it was released in the UK after a huge promotional campaign. Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Karan Johar attended a press conference in London and took part in an audience based show for the Asian Network right before the release. Khan also made an appearance on BBC’s Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, a popular talk show.
The story of My Name is Khan has been co-written by Shibani Bhatija who has also written Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna for Johar.
After more than 2 years, the movie is still working its magic in the UK. Due to the huge success of the movie, it was recently telecasted in the United Kingdom on Channel 4 as part of the Indian Film Season 2o12.
Although, the film was shown post midnight, it was liked so much that the name of the movie started trending on Twitter in London and in the UK.
People who do not usually watch Bollywood films, expressed their thoughts and views about the movie on the popular social network throughout the telecast.
After watching the movie, Kevin Healey, Autism Ambassador for National Autistic Society and founder of Autism Radio UK tweeted: “One of the best
#autism films I’ve seen my name is khan amazing actors(sic).”
My Name is Khan released on 12 Febraury 2012 and is currently the highest grossing Bollywood film of all time in the UK.
The Shah Rukh-Kajol starrer earned £936,435 on the first weekend from 91 screens and entered the UK Box Office at number six and has grossed £2,630,000 till date.