The media plays a pivotal position in society today and its ubiquitous presence signifies the potential the media has in transferring information, about every day issues, to the masses. The media not only transfers information but has the ability to mold the viewers’ perceptions about what should and should not be a reality. In recent developments, Bollywood has taken an interest in the portrayal of Muslims in their movies. This paper will look at how Muslims are portrayed in ‘My Name is Khan’ (MNIK) post 9/11 attack using Edward Said’s ‘orientalism’ idea.
Key words: Representation, Islam, orientalism, media.
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