News|May 5, 2010 3:55 pm

My Name Is Khan’s First Award

Karan Johar recently received the Muslim Public Affairs Council Award for My Name Is Khan in Los Angeles.

MPAC (Muslim Public Affairs Council) has awarded the fillum and Karan both, celebrating the spirit of the film. The award was handed out at the 19th Annual Voices of Courage and Conscience Media Award in LA.

Karan Johar’s Words,

“It’s a matter of great pride not just because Khan has received its first award, but also because it has come from such a special organisation. The MPAC is a body that addresses Muslim causes needs especially from the Western perspective. They chose to honour Khan and the TV show Grey’s Anatomy as it had a Muslim character. It’s heartening to receive such an honour, especially because the film resonated a common sentiment across age, sex and religion.”

The fillum is going to be screened at prestigious art house The Angelika in New York.

“This is the two-hour version of the film specially cut for the North American audience. I have had so many people come up to me and say how various scenes and images in the film have made them draw parallels with their own life. I think it’s a moment of pride for Shah Rukh and me,”

Karan also spoke about his new plans,

“I will decide during the course of the next few day what my next film will be. Even I don’t know what that will be, but am sure it will come to me soon.”

When asked about Sajid Khans Statement about Housefull doing more business then MNIK, Karan said,

“I am happy for Housefull’s success. It’s very important for films to do well. And it’s a matter of honour that Sajid is comparing Housefull numbers to Khan which means the latter has become a barometer. Number crunching is important, but at the end of the day, for me, Khan had a bigger purpose and motive than just setting box-office records, It’s very important to stress that we didn’t have the largest territory (Mumbai) when Khan released. But at the same time, I want to congratulate Sajid Nadiadwala and his team for the success of their film.”

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