Superstar Shah Rukh Khan was conferred with top French civilian award – Knight of the Legion of Honour by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.
Visiting French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius presented the prestigious award to the forty eight year old actor at a function here for his outstanding contribution to cultural diversity across the world.
“I feel very humbled and grateful for this prestigious honour. Today is my mother’s birthday and if she had been alive she would have been happy that I got this prestigious honour. I accept this award not as an individual but on behalf of hundreds of filmmakers,” Shah Rukh Khan said.
Shah Rukh Khan even joked about how he wrote down a few French words in Hindi that he used in his speech. He even lifted the paper up to show the audience.
He remembered his mother saying she would have been very happy and proud at this honour to her son. If she was alive apart from being extremely old she would be very happy.
Shah Rukh Khan later took to twitter, Thx all that is French. Mommy would have been so proud. & the Indian Film Industry, Thanx for taking a nobody & making his dreams come true.