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My Name Is Shahrukh Khan

What was it like to be a Muslim after 9/11? Even Shah Rukh Khan couldn’t escape the prison of definitions. In 2013, he penned an essay for Outlook. I REPLUG

My Name Is Shahrukh Khan

The piece first came in Outlook Turning Points, a joint issue with NYT

 The first, among the three big stereotypes that Shah Rukh Khan breaks in this timeless essay, is of movie stars being unlettered. The second, which is really the driving force behind this essay, is about his experience of being mistaken for a terrorist, of suffering religious prejudice at home and racial profiling abroad. And the third is about movie stars being megalomaniacs.

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