The latest Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol film My Name Is Khan has been selected to screen at the 60th annual Berlin International Film Festival, next year, according to the festival organisers.
Directed by Karan Johar and set in the US, My Name Is Khan will screen at one of the oldest and most respected film festivals in the world and in a country that has a growing appetite for Indian cinema.
The Berlin International Film Festival runs from February 11 to 21, 2010 and will host premieres from top filmmakers from dozens of countries including the world premiere of Martin Scorsese’s next film Shutter Island starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
Both Johar and Scorsese will be debuting their fourth feature films with actors Khan and DiCaprio, respectively.
“The Competition of the 60th anniversary Berlinale will be marked by a mix of styles and genres, by exciting newcomers and renowned directors,” says festival director Dieter Kosslick.
In the film, Shah Rukh stars as Rizvan Khan, an unconventional hero who embarks on an incredible journey across America in order to win back the love of his life. Along the way his unique brand of goodness and humanity touches the lives of many and inspires a nation.
My Name Is Khan reunites Shah Rukh and Kajol for the first time in eight years. They were last seen together in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001).