Discussion in 'My Name Is Khan' started by Bridget, Apr 10, 2009.
ya concept is gr8...nyc theory
Thank you..hope I am partially right atleast
Thank you sooooo much Shereen! Since I watched Slumdog I try to remember where I know that kid. Yes, it was DON! Ahhhhh, this age is killing me .
Karan Johar trains lens on slums with ‘Slumdog’ kid
Apr 20th, 2009 | By Sindh Today | Category: India, UnCat
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) He is known for making designer films, but Karan Johar recently shot some key sequences of his “My Name Is Khan” in a slum here with “Slumdog Millionaire” kid Tanay Cheda.
Karan said Tanay, who played the ‘middle’ Jamal in the multiple Oscar-winning film, made Shah Rukh Khan’s childhood look convincing for the film.
The director chose him to play young Shah Rukh because of not only his facial likeness to the star but also Tanay’s instant connectivity with the Mumbai slums and thereafter the Western audience.
“Tanay is exceptionally talented. He was able to imbibe Shah Rukh’s character traits and use them to make SRK’s childhood look convincing,” said Karan.
The scenes with Tanay were shot in Borivali along with actress Zarina Wahab, who plays Shah Rukh’s mother in the movie. The director now intends to cast Tanay as junior SRK whenever required, much in the way that Master Mayur played the young Amitabh Bachchan in a series of films.
Though the take-off point for “My Name Is Khan” is 9/11, not a single shot is taken in New York. The film is set in Los Angeles and San Francisco - two of the most expensive cities in the US for shooting.
While Karan Johar’s production of Rensil de Silva’s Kareena Kapoor-Saif Ali Khan film on terrorism will have Philadelphia masquerading as New York, his own directorial take on terrorism and the isolation of the working-class Muslim has gone to two US cities.
Karan shot in LA earlier this year and leaves for San Francisco in May for a 40-day schedule.
Karan flying off to San Francisco with Shahrukh
Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 10:50 [IST]
After Slumdog Millionaire the West wants more of the Mumbai slums. Last week Karan Johar shot some key slum sequences in Borivali with the the Slumdog Millionaire kid Tanay Cheda who played the teenage protagonist Jamal in Danny Boyle’s film, and the incredibly underused Zarina Wahab who plays the Khan’s mother.
Karan chose the boy to play the childhood section of Shahrukh Khan’s life not only because of his facial likeness to Shahrukh, but also because of Tanay’s instant connectivity with the Mumbai slums and thereafter the Western audience.
Says the director, “Tanay is exceptionally talented. He was able to imbibe Shahrukh’s character traits and use them to make Shahrukh’s childhood look convincing.”
The director now intends to cast Tanay as junior Shahrukh whenever required, much in the way that Master Mayur played the young Amitabh Bachchan in a series of films.
Karan’s exposition on the Muslim identity is expected to reach out to a global non-NRI audiences. Though the take-off point for My Name Is Khan is 9/11, not a single shot is taken in New York.
The film is set in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Two of the most expensive cities in the US for shooting. While Karan Johar’s production of Rensil D'Silva’s Kareena-Saif film on terrorism will have Philadelphia masquerading as New York, Johar’s own directorial take on terrorism and the isolation of the working-class Muslim has gone to the two actual US cities were the plot is location .
Karan shot in LA earlier this year. He leaves for San Francisco in May for a 40-day schedule. The first and last Hindi film to be shot in SF was Imtiaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal.
Putting his shoulder surgery behind him, Shahrukh with best friend Karan Johar and favourite co-star Kajol to accompany him, would be gone to San Francisco for 40 days in May and June .
I didnt notice he was in other films as well til i saw the pic, will be interesting to watch
i think hell be very great actor in future
The Mumbai slums seem to be quite a popular shooting haunt for film-makers these days. After getting international exposure in Danny Boyle's Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire, there are emerging screenplays demanding the slum as a backdrop.
Karan Johar shot a few scenes in Borivali with Slumdog Millionaire kid, Tanay Chedda, who plays a young version of Shah Rukh Khan's character in My Name is Khan. Zarina Waham plays SRK's mother.
Johar revealed that he chose Chedda because, aside from the facial likeness, his connectivity with the Mumbai slums was immediate.
"Tanay is exceptionally talented. He was able to imbibe Shah Rukh's character traits and use them to make the younger SRK look convincing," he added.
The rest of My Name is Khan is set in Los Angeles and San Francisco.