Alchemist author Paulo Coelho says in a tweet on film's seventh anniversary, calls out Hollywood for 'manipulation'
Shah Rukh Khan
Celebrated novelist Paulo Coelho feels Shah Rukh Khan should have bagged an Academy Award for his performance in the 2008 film, My Name is Khan.
The 69-year-old Brazilian author, best known for The Alchemist, took to Twitter to shower praises on the superstar on the seventh anniversary of the Karan Johar directorial: "My Name is Khan and I am not a terrorist. Congratulations @iamsrk for the 7th anniversary of this wonderful movie."
Coelho also posted a screenshot from his Facebook page, where he mentioned that the 2008 movie was the only one among Shah Rukh's acts that he has watched. It read, "His first (and only) movie that I watched (this year, even if it released in 2008) was My Name is Khan. And not only was the movie excellent, but SRK deserved an Oscar if Hollywood was not manipulated. He kindly offered to send the other titles - as you probably guess, it is not easy to find them in Switzerland."
Shah Rukh, on his part, wrote back, "Thank you so much. My next journey is to try and meet you in person. Love and health to you."
He also expressed gratitude to the cast and crew for making the film possible, but the message was tinged with sadness. "It's kinda sad too that My Name is Khan is still relevant," the 51-year-old star posted.
Thank u so much. My next journey is to try and meet u in person. Love and health to u. https://t.co/J2hMsBybI6— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) 12 February 2017