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Shah Rukh Khan receives Global Icon Award at Sharjah International Book Fair

Update : 12 Nov 2022, 11:06

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan received the Global Icon of Cinema and Cultural Narrative award on November 11 while attending the 41st Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) 2022 at the Expo Center in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

The versatile actor has appeared in more than 80 films over a three-decade-long career and enjoys a fan following that cuts across ages and races.

Many of his supporters showed up for the event, and videos and images are now making their way online.  A fanclub shared a video where Shah Rukh can be seen looking dapper in black as he received the honour for his contribution to the cultural scene and reproductivity in the field of writing and creativity.

Shah Rukh appeared at the event in an all-black avatar, according to a fanclub video. During his time on stage, the actor also recreated his iconic, arms-stretched-out pose, from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. In another clip, he treated the audience with his iconic dialogue—Itni Shiddat se maine tumhe paane ki koshish ki hai, ke har zarre ne mujhe tumse Milane ki saazish ki hai. Kehte hain ki… agar kisi cheez ko dil se chaaho to puri kayanat usey tumse milane ki koshish mein lag jaati hai, from his film Om Shanti Om, which recently clocked 15 years. He also added dialogues from Baazigar.

He partly said in his speech, “All of us, no matter where we live, what colour we are, what religion we follow or what songs we dance to… thrive in a culture of love, peace and compassion.” Shah Rukh then performed his famous, arms-outstretched-out pose from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge while he was on stage. His famous line, "Itni Shiddat se maine tumhe paane ki koshish ki hai, ke har zarre ne mujhe tumse Milane ki saazish ki hai. Kehte hain ki...Agar kisi cheez ko dil se chaaho to puri kayanat usey tumse milane ki koshish mein lag jaati hai," was spoken in another clip.

Shah Rukh is the brand ambassador of Dubai Tourism and was recently appointed as an ambassador with Burjeel Holdings, a leading private healthcare services provider in the Mena region and one of the largest in the UAE.

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