Barack goes to Bollywood (well, not really)

Just when you thought you had enough Oba-mania!! Bollywood is trying to get a piece of the action, with the film called My Name is Khan, starring Bollywood legend Shahrukh Khan. In the movie Khan portrays a Muslim man with Asperger syndrome who comes to America and is detained by authorities for suspicious behavior. In order to clear his name, Khan goes on a quest to meet POTUS (played by Christopher B. Duncan from The Tonight Show). Like any good Bollywood movie — this does involve unrealized love, but it remains to be seen whether POTUS will be involved in a choreographed dance number.

The movie is set for worldwide release in early 2010 by FOXSEARCHLIGHT.  Unclear if this will be the next Slumdog Millionaire, but Mr. Khan is certainly hoping this may be his Oscar moment.  Uh… good luck with that!

My name is Khan, James Khan.

My name is Khan, James Khan (photo courtesy of FOXSEARCHLIGHT)

In case you are having a hard time imagining Obama and Bollywood together — how bout this?

and while we’re at it, here’s a Hindi song about Obama (lighthearted like the one from Ghana, no?!)


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