Shah Rukh Khan to receive highest French award

Shah Rukh Khan to receive highest French award
Indian Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan speaks during an appearance on a television show in Mumbai on late June 5, 2014.

For his decades of contribution to the Bollywood film industry, superstar Shah Rukh Khan has been chosen to receive France's highest distinction award, the Legion of France, reported Makkal Osai.

France Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius will travel to Mumbai next week to confer the award of Officier de la Legion d'Honneur (Officer of the Legion of Honour) on the popular actor for his contribution to cinema.

The only Bollywood actor to have received the same honour was Amitabh Bachchan in 2007.

The "Legion d'Honneur" is the highest distinction that can be conferred in France on a French citizen as well as on a foreigner.

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