Director Karan Johar is one of the most successful young filmmakers in Bollywood. After beginning his career as an actor in the Bollywood film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Johar made his directorial debut with the 1998 film, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, which won eight Filmfare awards. But it was his 2005 film Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna that solidified his status as one of the most popular Bollywood directors around by becoming the highest grossing overseas film of all time. Now Johar is back with his new film, My Name Is Khan opening on May 7th, which is about a Muslim man with Asperger's syndrome who begins an incredible journey across America looking for love and redemption. We recently had an opportunity to sit down with Karan Johar and talk about his new film; it's difficult themes and the challenges of bringing this story to an international audience. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip below.
A benevolent Asperger's sufferer Rizwan Khan (Shahrukh Khan) sets out on a journey across America on a mission to win back his one true love. As his travels continue, Khan inspires optimism and joy in the hearts of the people he encounters by spreading messages of goodwill wherever he roams. My Name Is Khan examines how the life of a Muslim man from India living in San Francisco embarks on a remarkable journey across the United States, inspiring people and inviting debate, creating an accidental revolution.