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Can someone please tell me why Amir Khan's character is named PK in his Bollywood film, PK?

  • What is a 'PK'? Are you referring to this? – Andrew Thompson Apr 28 '15 at 3:55
  • PK is the name of the Bollywood film.. – Fiona Shoff Apr 28 '15 at 3:56
  • I don't understand the question? How is this different than why any character is given any name? – Catija Apr 28 '15 at 4:03
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    Its comical usage of name PK, which common name as pankaj kumar or prashant khare and so on, also means drunk. When he asks questions to people which seems absurd to common man, they ask as if he is drunk (bhai pi ke he ka), and continuosly being asked same amir khan eventually thought may be he is PK on earth somehow earth people knows but he don't – Panther Apr 28 '15 at 4:15
  • I am not sure if Amir khan has any particular reason or from where he got idea. – Panther Apr 28 '15 at 4:16
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PK is a hindi slang. It expands as 'Pea kay' and it means being drunk. Whenever Amir Khan's character talks to the general people, they feel like his statements and questions are absurd and idiotic. So they ask him whether he is drunk (PK), and hence he gets this name.

  • Thanks a lot dude... This answer helped me +1 for your answer. – Fiona Shoff Apr 28 '15 at 4:25
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It's comical usage of the name PK, which is a common name as Pankaj Kumar or Prashant Khare and so on, also means drunk. When he asks questions to people which seem absurd to a common man, they ask if he is drunk (bhai pi ke he ka). And continuosly being asked the same Amir Khan eventually starts believing that maybe he is known as PK on earth, somehow earth people know but he doesn't.

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