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Shah Rukh Khan receives Global Cinema Icon award at SIBF 2022

Sat 12 Nov 2022    
| 2 min read

Sharjah: Shah Rukh Khan attended the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) 2022 where he was honoured with the Global Icon of Cinema and Cultural Narrative award for his contributions to the International Icon of Cinema and Culture.

The actor was in an all-black avatar with a backcombed hairstyle. He received the award for the act of ‘contribution to the cultural scene and reproductivity in the field of writing and creativity.’

For the Bollywood star, whose fandom spreads across views in Europe, the Middle East, and The Americas apart from India, his presence at the Sharjah Book Fair marks the first conferment of the SIBF global icon of cinema and cultural narrative.

A part of his speech read, “All of us, no matter where we live, what colour we are, what religion we follow or what songs we dance to… thrive in a culture of love, peace and compassion.” While on stage, the actor also recreated his iconic, arms-stretched-out pose, from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. In another clip, he treated the audience with his iconic dialogue, “Itni Shiddat se maine tumhe paane ki koshish ki hai, ke har zarre ne mujhe tumse Milane ki saazish ki hai. Kehte hain ki… agar kisi cheez ko dil se chaaho to puri kayanat usey tumse milane ki koshish mein lag jaati hai,” from his film Om Shanti Om, which recently clocked 15 years. He also added dialogues from Baazigar.

The award is SIBF’s initiative to recognize and honour individuals whose efforts in their careers have helped transcend cultural barriers and whose contributions to the arts have created cultural ties between varying identities.

The multifaceted actor, producer, and businessman, SRK or King Khan – as he is popularly known – has appeared in more than 80 films over a three-decade-long career and enjoys a fan following that cuts across ages and races.

At the event, Oscar award musician Resul Pookutty and journalist Faye Dsouza unveiled a coffee table book on the Big B, Amitabh Bachchan.

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