Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan who is in Australia to attend the 10th edition of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) as its chief guest, was honoured with Doctorate of Letters at La Trobe University. The honour was bestowed on him for his Humanitarian work and efforts towards underprivileged children through Meer Foundation, besides his achievements in the Indian entertainment industry.
While receiving the award, Khan in his speech said, "I experienced firsthand the superficiality of social values that place a woman’s appearance before her inner worth. I wanted to subvert that idea - to create a space where a woman can be freed of these archaic notions, and the true source of her beauty could be celebrated."
He added, "I feel truly privileged to receive this honorary doctorate and I would like to sincerely thank La Trobe for choosing to recognise my achievements in such a humbling way.”
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The actor also received an award for Excellence in Cinema, at the film festival.
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