Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan awarded at Locarno

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan awarded at Locarno
Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan awarded at Locarno

Bollywood’s leading actor Shah Rukh Khan will be attending the 77th Locarno Film Festival. The Indian superstar will receive the ‘Pardo alla Carriera’ on August 10 at the Piazza Grande.

“Welcoming a living legend like Shah Rukh Khan to Locarno is a dream that will soon come true,” the festival’s artistic director, Giona A. Nazzaro, said in a statement Tuesday.

The actor, nicknamed ‘Baadshah’ – the emperor of Bollywood in French – has appeared in more than a hundred films over the last thirty years. He began his career in television before moving on to cinema, then founding his own production company in 2002.

The 58-year-old actor and producer has received 14 Filmfare Awards and the Padma Shri from the Indian government during his career. He has also been decorated as an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters of France, before being elevated to the rank of Knight of the Legion of Honour.

One of the major films of his career, Devdas (2002), will be screened at the festival, which will run from August 7 to 17. The audience will have the opportunity to meet the Indian star on August 11.

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