Updated – Mon 21 Nov 22 06:01 PM
Jeddah: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan will receive an honorary award for his contribution to cinema at the opening of the Red Sea International Film Festival in Saudi Arabia.
The festival will be held in Jeddah from December 1st to 10th. The second edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival will screen 131 feature and short films from 61 countries in 41 languages, showcasing established and emerging talent.
Mohammed Al Turki, Festival Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to be able to pay tribute to Shah Rukh Khan, an exceptional talent and global superstar. He captivated from his earliest performances Audience, is one of the most famous actors in the world today. After 30 years in the industry, Shah Rukh Khan remains one of the most successful superstars in Indian cinema, beloved by audiences around the world. We look forward to welcoming He came to Jeddah.”
With a career spanning over 30 years, the award-winning actor and producer, known to his many fans as King Khan, has starred in over 100 films and cemented himself as a superstar not only in India but across the world superstar status.
“I’m really honored to receive this award at the Red Sea International Film Festival,” Khan said.
“It’s a pleasure to be among the fans in Saudi Arabia and the region who have been huge supporters of my films. I look forward to honoring talent in the region and being a part of this exciting film community.”
Movie fans in Saudi Arabia are eager to meet the Bollywood star as he is filming his upcoming film “Dun Ki” in the port city.
Shah Rukh Khan was spotted on the Jeddah waterfront, and his fans were also clicking at a supermarket shortly after. In the photo, the actors in Kuching and Dahai are as well-dressed as ever, wearing a leather jacket with denim jeans and a peaked cap. He too was surrounded by his crew. Earlier, a fan also shared a video of SRK at the airport.
Saudi Arabia’s Culture Minister Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammad bin Farhan Al Saud visited India in April and met actors Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar.