Bollywood King Khan honoured at San Francisco Film Fest

Known simply as SRK to his huge international fanbase, Indian film star Shah Rukh Khan was honoured at the 60th San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILM).

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan.
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan. Photo courtesy:

The Bollywood superstar said he gets ‘very embarrassed’ by the attention but he hopes to make his children proud. He also taught Hollywood director Brett Ratner, whom Khan says he's long been an admirer of, his famous Lungi Dance from his movie Chennai Express.

SFFILM’s Executive Director Noah Cowan
SFFILM’s Executive Director Noah Cowan. Photo courtesy: Twitter

SFFILM’s Executive Director Noah Cowan said, “Above Shah Rukh Khan’s fame as an actor is a man known for his pervasive curiosity about the world around him, about technology, about our collective future.”

“Khan is among the most engaging figures in any field and this night, in conversation with Hollywood wizard Brett Ratner, will be among the most memorable of this year’s Festival events,” Cowan added.

The event, held on Friday, was followed by screening Khan’s 2010 film My Name Is Khan, the highest-grossing Bollywood film in North America till date.

In addition to the Khan tribute, this year's festival included events honouring actor Ethan Hawke and director James Ivory.

SFFILM, previously known as the San Francisco Film Society, is a non-profit organisation with a mission to champion the world’s finest films and filmmakers through programmes anchored in and inspired by the spirit and values of the San Francisco Bay Area.