Shahrukh to be awarded doctorate at Indian film fest of Melbourne
Australian University La Trobe will award actor Shahrukh Khan with an honorary doctorate at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne on August 9. It’s the first Australian University to award Khan with an Honorary Doctor of Letters.
Shahrukh Khan says he feels truly privileged to receive the honorary doctorate from Australian university La Trobe and thanked the varsity. "I would like to sincerely thank La Trobe for choosing to recognise my achievements in such a humbling way," the actor said.
This doctorate will be awarded to 'Bollywood Badshah' in recognition of his efforts to support underprivileged children, his unwavering dedication to the fight for women’s empowerment through MEER Foundation and his unparalleled achievements in the Indian entertainment industry.
Shahrukh and Karan Johar will be at the India Film Festival of Melbourne to attend a special screening of their 1995 hit Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. SRK is also the chief guest at the festival. On the work front, Shah Rukh was last seen in Aanand L Rai’s Zero which was a major disappointment at the box office and is yet to announce a film.