My Name is Khan — Bollywood’s favourite onscreen couple Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol’s first film together in eight years — is set to release on February 12 next year.
Directed by Karan Johar, the film will open in theatres in India and over 40 countries including the US, Canada, Britain, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East, said a press release from Johar’s Dharma Productions.
My Name is Khan features Shah Rukh as Rizvan Khan, an unconventional hero who embarks on a journey across America to win back the love of his life. It shows how, along the way, his unique personality touches the lives of many and inspires a nation.
“I keep setting out to do something different with my films, but the one constant that remains is my desire to continue to explore the many ways in which two people can fall in love and stay in love regardless of any or every challenge against them,” said Karan.
The film also marks a re-teaming of Johar and Shah Rukh after three years — their last outing together was Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna.
Johar has made his film in association with Fox STAR Studios, 20th Century Fox International and Fox Searchlight Pictures.
While Fox STAR Studios will market and distribute the film in India, Fox Searchlight Pictures will release it in the US. The distribution of the movie outside India and the US will be taken care of by Twentieth Century Fox International.
According to Vijay Singh, CEO Fox Star Studios, the film is drawing a “hugely positive response from exhibitors across the world” for the “coming together of Shah Rukh, Karan and Kajol”.
“It is a big event for Bollywood audiences across the world and their fan base is eagerly awaiting the release. But what makes My Name is Khan a special film is that it brings together the finest Indian talent with a powerful story that has relevance for audiences everywhere,” added Singh.