Kuala Lumpur, Nov 20 : Indian superstar Shah Rukh Khan won't be able to fly down to Malaysia to receive his Datukship on November 29 owning to his tight schedule.
According to sources, state officials are trying to arrange for an alternative date so that the actor is able to receive the prestigious title conferred on him by the state of Malacca.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said he had got wind of it but made no comments.
"I understand it has been postponed. For any details, you will have to ask the State Secretary," thestaronline quoted him, as telling reporters yesterday.
The Bollywood actor was among 77 people conferred the Darjah Mulia Seri Melaka (DMSM) which carries the title Datuk in conjunction with the 70th birthday of Sultan of the state Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob last month.
The idea to confer the award on the actor was mooted by former Finance Minister Daim Zainuddin with the Chief Minister defending the move.
Defending the decision, officials had said that Khan, by shooting scenes for his movie 'One to ka Four' and some others had made Malacca popular and this has increase tourism to the state.