Shah Rukh Khan to Receive Prestigious Film Award

Shah Rukh Khan to Receive Prestigious Film Award

Shah Rukh Khan, affectionately known as King Khan to millions of fans worldwide, is set to receive the prestigious career achievement award at the 77th edition of the Locarno Film Festival.

The festival, renowned for celebrating global cinema, will honor Khan with the Pardo alla Carriera Ascona-Locarno Tourism for his remarkable contributions to the world of films.

As a global icon, Shah Rukh Khan has garnered immense popularity not only in India but also across the globe, where his films resonate deeply with audiences of diverse cultures. This recognition underscores his pivotal role in shaping the landscape of Indian cinema and beyond.

The award ceremony is scheduled to take place on the evening of Saturday, August 10, at the iconic Piazza Grande, where Khan will be present to receive the accolade. Additionally, the festival will showcase one of Khan’s pivotal works, “Devdas,” directed by the acclaimed filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, highlighting the actor’s cinematic journey.

Giona A. Nazzaro, the Artistic Director of the Locarno Film Festival, expressed his excitement about honoring Shah Rukh Khan, stating, “To welcome a living legend like Shah Rukh Khan to Locarno is a dream come true! The wealth and breadth of his contribution to Indian cinema is unprecedented. Khan is a king who has never lost touch with the audience that crowned him.”

Nazzaro further praised Khan’s versatility and dedication, remarking, “This brave and daring artist has always been willing to challenge himself while remaining true to what his fans all over the world eagerly expect from his films. A true ‘people’s hero’, sophisticated and down to earth, Shah Rukh Khan is a legend of our times.”

The Locarno Film Festival, known for its discerning selection and celebration of cinematic excellence, recognizes Shah Rukh Khan not only as an actor but also as a cultural ambassador whose influence transcends borders. Khan’s presence at the festival promises to be a momentous occasion, celebrating his illustrious career and enduring impact on the world of cinema.