The film, also starring actress Kajol, centres around a Muslim man (Shah Rukh) from India with Asperger's Syndrome (a form of autism), who travels across the US to meet President Barack Obama, after his world falls apart due to 9/11 terror attacks in the country.
Coelho, 67, took to Twitter to praise the Karan Johar directed hit. ''My name is Khan is the best movie I watched this year. @karanjohar @iamsrk Congrats for 'My name is Khan'. I wish we could see more of your movies in Europe. I had to wait 6 yrs to watch this!" he tweeted.
Thanking him for the compliment, Shah Rukh replied, "@paulocoelho send me your address sir I will supply you all Indian films as they release. We read you as soon as u write... We are blessed. Thanks"
Karan Johar was also quick to revert to the author. "What an honour sir!!! Thank you so much!! @iamsrk" he wrote.
The movie, jointly produced by Karan's Dharma Productions and Shah Rukh's Red Chillies Entertainment, was screened as a part of the 60th Berlin International Film Festival's official selection in 2010.

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