Shah Rukh Khan to Receive Career Achievement Award at Locarno Film Festival

Bollywood icon Shah Rukh Khan is set to be honored with the prestigious career achievement award, the Pardo alla Carriera, at the Locarno Film Festival. The festival, known for celebrating cinematic excellence, announced that the award will recognize Shah Rukh Khan’s outstanding contributions to Indian cinema.

The award ceremony is scheduled for August 10 and will take place at the open-air venue, Piazza Grande. As part of the celebration, one of Shah Rukh Khan’s most acclaimed films, “Devdas,” directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, will be screened during the festival. Additionally, Shah Rukh Khan will engage in a conversation at the Forum @Spazio Cinema on August 11.

Giona A. Nazzaro, the Artistic Director of the Locarno Film Festival, expressed his admiration for Shah Rukh Khan, stating, “To welcome a living legend like Shah Rukh Khan in Locarno is a dream come true! The wealth and breadth of his contribution to Indian cinema is unprecedented. Khan is a king who has never lost touch with the audience that crowned him. This brave and daring artist has always been willing to challenge himself while remaining true to what his fans all over the world eagerly expect from his films. A true ‘people’s hero,’ sophisticated and down to earth, Shah Rukh Khan is a legend of our times.”

Shah Rukh Khan’s recognition at the Locarno Film Festival underscores his remarkable career and his lasting impact on both Indian and global cinema.


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