'My Name Is Khan' To Be Premiered At Berlin Film Fest
Kajol and Karan Johar
The Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol starrer 'My Name Is Khan' will be premiered at the 60th annual Berlin International Film Festival in 2010.
The movie has been directed by Karan Johar and set in the US. The film will be screened at one of the oldest and most respected film festivals in the world and in a country that has a growing appetite for Indian cinema.
The Berlin International Film Festival runs from Feb 11 to 21, 2010 and will host premieres from top filmmakers from dozens of countries including the world premiere of Martin Scorsese's next film "Shutter Island" starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
This would be the fourth feature film for both Johar and Scorsese in the fest with actors Khan and DiCaprio, respectively.
Festival director Dieter Kosslick said,"The Competition of the 60th anniversary Berlinale will be marked by a mix of styles and genres, by exciting newcomers and renowned directors.”
"My Name Is Khan" will hit the theatres in India and over 40 countries including the US, Canada, Britain, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East on Feb 12 during Valentine's Day weekend.
Fox Searchlight Pictures will release the movie in North America which previously released ‘The Namesake’, ‘Bend It Like Beckham’, ‘Water’, and ‘Slumdog Millionaire’.
An exclusive first-look trailer for ‘My Name Is Khan’ will air on Star TV on Wednesday, at 10:00 p.m. IST and will then be beamed across 70 countries worldwide.
In the film, Shah Rukh stars as Rizvan Khan, an unconventional hero who embarks on an incredible journey across America in order to win back the love of his life. Along the way his unique brand of goodness and humanity touches the lives of many and inspires a nation.
‘My Name Is Khan’ reunites Shah Rukh, named by Time magazine as ‘the world's biggest movie star’, and Kajol for the first time in eight years. They were last seen together in "Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham" (2001).
Bollywood's hottest on-screen couple have previously come together in five films including ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ and ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’, all of which were blockbuster hits.The film also marks a re-teaming of Karan Johar and Shah Rukh Khan, who most recently collaborated three years ago on 'Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna' (2006).