Friday, February 12, 2010
Khan Saheb, you better remain Rahul
Scene one: SRK and Obama
Shah Rukh: "My name is Khan, and I am not a terrorist."
Obama: "Yes I know that. Sorry for that airport incident."
SRK: "And my son in the film -- he is not a Muslim, he is actually a Rathore -- is also not a terrorist."
Obama: "I know -- I am sorry for him too.."
SRK: "But all other Muslims excluding my immediate family -- they are probably terrorists. And if they talk of Palestine or Israel, then you can be sure."
SRK: "And yes, a terrorist has to be a Muslim, that everyone knows, right?"
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Scene two : SRK and Shiv Sena
SRK: "My name is Khan, and I am not a terrorist."
Shiv Sainiks: "But we are.. and it is people like us who decide who should be called a terrorist. You see, we can even execute a series of riots in a communally sensitive atmosphere and make people remember only the blasts that followed.."
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Scene 3: SRK and audience
SRK: "My name is Khan.."
Audience: "Sorry you better be Rahul. Otherwise we are not going to fill your cinema halls. No matter how much ever a good guy you try to be."
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Scene 4: SRK and me
SRK: "His name is Karan Johar, and he is not a terrorist".
Me: "You want me to believe that, after Kurbaan and MNIK?"
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[Related News: Sena terror prevails; MNIK not to be released in Mumbai
Let those who love Pak-lover SRK watch MNIK: Thackeray]
[Related fact: I went at 6:25 for 6:30 show on the opening day, and got tickets comfortably. The show was not full.]
[Related post: Where does Aamir lead us?]
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