8 years ago today Shahrukh Khan and Karan Johar went on a larger than life journey to create one of the most memorable films of their career by the name of ‘My Name Is Khan’. Film was based on the journey and struggles of an autistic man called Rizwan Khan who wants to meet the president of America and tell him that “My name is Khan and i am not a terrorist” in order to get the love of wife played by Kajol Back because their son was killed in a racial attack and his wife thinks it’s because of the last name Khan that came from him.
Shahrukh Khan delivered the performance of a lifetime in that film when he shattered all the norms of a superstar act in the film and stayed in the character all through out it and carried this mega film on his shoulders. Karan Johar’s direction and storytelling was literally at his best in that film and no stone was left unturned by cinematographer Ravi K. Chandran to give the film an international look by creating the most wonderful visuals Hindi cinema has ever seen.
Varun Dhawan and Siddharth Malhotra were both assistant directors in the film to Karan Johar before they got launched by being directed by him in Student of the Year with Alia Bhatt. Karan took them under his wings to teach them the art of storytelling and how a film set generally works as this knowledge only comes from experience and if someone is thrown directly into a film set to act than they would not understand the general etiquette, professionalism and the time hours that are required to make a film. Varun is David Dhawan’s son which he means he must have been to film sets already but Siddharth quite literally has no way of knowing the bits of making a film.