Shahrukh Khan develops migraine pain
The cast and the crew of ‘My Name Is Khan’ is very worried about Shahrukh Khan who has developed migraine pain. He is playing a very unique role in Karan Johar’s ‘My Name Is Khan’. He needs to stretch his head forward and focus his vision in a particular direction for the role. He is playing Rizwan who has Asperger's Syndrome. The posture has caused him this severe migraine and neck pain.
Director Karan Johar admits, "I guess that's one of the hazards when you play your role so intensely. Shah Rukh's character Rizwan had to arch his eyebrows and focus his eyes on a certain place before every take. Halfway through the shooting of the film, Shah Rukh developed severe headaches as result of all the pressure it would put on his head so he had to see a neurosurgeon for that. We were worried... Shah Rukh has never had this problem before"
"In Asperger's, each trait is uniquely different from each person. Their way of talking to people, body language, way of holding their heads -- are different from one another. It's a high-functional autism where a person leads a completely regular life but has certain traits that sets him apart. Like apart from fear of noises and new people and places, Rizwan is also scared of the colour yellow and is emotionally disconnected to it”, he added.
‘My Name Is Khan’ stars Kajol in the lead role.