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Bollywood King Khan to star in film tackling Islam issues

Shah Rukh Khan, one of Bollywood's biggest stars, is set to star in a film that exposes the misconceptions of Muslims and terrorism in a post 9/11 world.

The film, titled "I am Khan," follows six men with the Muslim surname Khan who are all targets of discrimination after the 9/11 attacks, Yahoo News reported.

The goal of the movie is to show that not all Muslims are terrorists.

"(The film) is an attempt to try and do that in an entertaining way," Khan said.

The film was written by Shibani Bhatija, a popular screenwriter in the UK, the BBC reported.

Khan is an advocate against religious fundamentalism and said he hopes this movie will bring light to the issue but will also teach viewers not to judge someone based on their looks.