Shah Rukh Khan was bestowed with the ‘Knight of the Legion of Honor’ by French minister of foreign affairs Laurent Fabius, at a special event held at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai. The title of “Knight of the Legion of Honour” has been conferred on Mr Shah Rukh Khan in recognition of his outstanding contribution to cultural diversity across the world.
“It’s my mother’s birthday today,” Shah Rukh said. “If she was alive, apart from being extremely old, she would have been extremely happy that her son has got the highest and the most prestigious honour in the world. I thank you all on her behalf.”
“It makes me feel proud to be recognised for the field I am passionate about. This award has motivated me to take Indian cinema to the next level of acceptance, love and glory. I thank the President of France for this honour,” he adds.