Shah Rukh Khan to Receive Locarno's Career Achievement Award

Shah Rukh Khan will be honored with the Pardo alla Carriera award at the Locarno Film Festival, recognizing his exceptional contributions to Indian cinema. He will receive the award on August 10.
Shah Rukh Khan to Receive Locarno's Career Achievement Award

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is set to receive the prestigious Pardo alla Carriera award at the Locarno Film Festival, honoring his extraordinary career in Indian cinema. The festival's announcement on Tuesday highlighted Khan’s significant contributions to the film industry.

Khan will be awarded on August 10 at Piazza Grande, a renowned open-air venue. Adding to the celebration, his acclaimed film "Devdas," directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, will be screened at the festival. The following day, Khan is scheduled to participate in a conversation at the Forum @Spazio Cinema.

Nazzaro, expressed his excitement, stating, “To welcome a living legend like Shah Rukh Khan in Locarno is a dream come true! The extent and impact of his contributions to Indian cinema are unparalleled. Khan, a true monarch of the silver screen, has maintained a deep connection with the audience that adores him. This bold and adventurous artist continuously pushes his boundaries while fulfilling the global expectations of his fans. A genuine 'people's hero,' both refined and humble, Shah Rukh Khan is a modern-day legend.

Previous honorees of the Pardo alla Carriera include distinguished figures such as Tsai Ming-liang, Claudia Cardinale, and Harry Belafonte.

Khan had a remarkable 2023, marking his return to the big screen after a four-year hiatus with three major releases. His films "Pathaan," directed by YRF, and "Jawan," directed by Atlee, broke box office records. He concluded the year with Rajkumar Hirani's "Dunki," further cementing his status as a box office titan.

 

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