Shah Rukh Khan thanked director Ashutosh Gowariker for directing the acclaimed 2004 Swades film, which featured the superstar in the lead role. As the film recorded 12 years today, the 51-year-old actor posted a sweet message on Twitter, praising the entire cast and crew of the film. “Yeh jo Des hai mera Swades hai mera … I can not thank Ashutosh enough for such a lovely movie. The whole cast / crew had so much faith in kindness and indigenity,” he wrote. Swades, inspired by a true story, was a remake of Kannada’s Chanson Kanasu with Shiva Rajkumar in the lead role.