Bollywood News: Its History Time Again!!
Bollywood Superstar Shah Rukh Khan
became the first Indian movie stars to ring the opening bell of the New York stock exchange.
The duo are in New York to promote their latest film My Name is Khan
and were invited to by Fox Searchlight Pictures, who are distributing the film in the US, to open trading at the world’s biggest stock exchange.
Before the event, Shah Rukh
said on his tweeter account: “Nasdaq will be fun. Have to make sure I reach on time, otherwise will end up being blamed for economic upheaval across the world too..ha ha.”
Shortly after ringing the NASDAQ bell, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol spoke with New Yorkers about their new film.
Responding to a question, Shahrukh Khan
clarified that the film is unrelated to last year’s incident at the Newark Airport in the US where he was stopped by immigration officers because his name showed up in one of the check-lists.
“The film has nothing to do with it. It is a love story…and what people can do to achieve their love,” Khan said and noted that film explores the impact of 9/11 on people completely unrelated to the last year’s incident.
Shahrukh Khan also underlined that he had “no issues” with the Newark incident. “I have been stopped often enough,” he said, referring to his fans. “But some of the interviews are little interrogative,” the actor said.
“Its not big deal…if I’m going to a country then I have to respect the rules of that country,” he said, stressing that the incident was not a publicity stunt to
promote his movie.
On working with Johar, Khan said: “The greatness of Karan is as a writer.”
Kajol said while the duo had no idea of what was happening in the market front, it was still a lot of fun. “We had a great moment,” Khan said.
Their latest movie centres around a Muslim man, who faces difficulties in social interaction, and falls unconditionally for the beautiful Mandira, a Hindu single mother living out her version of the global dream of success.
The movie, also starring Jimmy Shergill and Tanay Chheda, will be released on February 12 worldwide and will also premiere at the 60th annual Berlin International Film Festival during the week of its release.