Shah Rukh Khan conferred French Honour

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Mumbai, Jan 28 (UNI) The 'Badshah of Bollywood' Shah Rukh Khan was conferred upon the French honour 'Insignia of Officer in the Order of Arts and Letters' here by Ambassador for France in India, Jerome Bonnafont.

''I feel very honoured and humble to receive the award, as I feel I am lucky to spread Indian cinema throughout the world,'' Khan said last night.

Mr Bonnafont, said ''Khan is one of the best actors in India and he can take Indian cinema to the world.'' 'Insignia of Officer in the Order of Arts and Letters', created in 1957, is one of the four ministerial honours of the French Republic and is one of its main decorations. The award was constituted to reward artists who have gained fame for their work in field of art and literature, and those who have contributed to promote it in France and throughout the world.

Arundhati Roy is the other Indian to have received the award along with David Bowie, George Clooney, Tony Curtis, Celine Dion, Leonardo Di Caprio, Bob Dylan, Clint Eastwood, Jude Law, Gong Li, Robert Redford, Meryl Streep and Bruce Willis.


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