There is a lot common between Karan’s Next - Kurbaan and My Name is Khan. And though Karan insists that both the films are quite different, we have found out a lot similarity in the movies including Cast, Subject, Location and Treatment.
What’s common between the two movies?
Both movies have the common subject – Terrorism. Both movies have the same type of casting and initial treatment. A Muslim guy marries a Hindu Girl. In Kurbaan Saif Ali Khan, who playes the role of Ehsan Khan marries a Hindu Girl Avantika played by Kareena Kapoor. Similarly in the movie My name is Khan, Shahrukh, who plays the character of Rizvan Khan marries a Hindu Girl played by Kajol.
Apart from the character, both the movies are shot in US, shows the problem between the individual, religion and the oppression by the state authorities!
Kurbaan Promos, Songs, Photos – Click on the links below
My Name is Khan – First Look, Photos, Promos
Karan Johar Differs!
Karan insists says that both the films are sufficiently different. He says the backdrop of terrorism is the only thing common to both films. “My Name Is Khan” is not about terrorism, or 9/11. It’s about the relationship between two people, between an individual and the State, and between an individual and the country. In short, there the three important components — a love story, Islam and a mild form of autism.
Kurbaan on other hand is a story about a Hindu and a Muslim girl and then the betrayal where terrorism also forms the part of the whole story.
Well Kurbaan is due to release next week, 20th November 2009 and My name is Khan is due to release during February 2009. Kurbaan is already in the news for sizzling scenes between Saif-Kareena (gets A Certificate), longest on-screen smooch in the Bollywood Movies and for chartbusters including Shukran Allah.
Lets await the audience response to judge how similar or how different both the stories are!