Shah Rukh Khan to be honoured with career achievement award at Locarno Film Festival

Indian superstar Shah Rukh Khan will be honoured with the Pardo alla Carriera award at the 77th Locarno Film Festival.
Shah Rukh Khan to be honoured with career achievement award at Locarno Film Festival

At the 77th edition of the Locarno Film Festival, Indian superstar and global icon, Shah Rukh Khan will be awarded with the Festival’s career achievement award - the prestigious Pardo alla Carriera. The award will pay tribute to his remarkable career in Indian cinema, consisting of more than 100 films in a breathtaking multitude of genres.

Popularly known in India as ‘King Khan’, Shah Rukh Khan has become a living symbol portraying the vibrance and vitality of Indian cinema. The actor will receive the award on the evening of Saturday, August 10 on Piazza Grande. In addition, a key film from Khan’s career – Devdas (directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, 2002) will be screened during the Festival, and SRK will appear at the Forum at Spazio Cinema for a conversation open to the public on Sunday, August 11.

Giona A. Nazzaro, Artistic Director, said, “To welcome a living legend like Shah Rukh Khan to 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.”

Previous winners of the Pardo alla Carriera have included Francesco Rosi, Claude Goretta, Bruno Ganz, Claudia Cardinale, Johnnie To, Harry Belafonte, Peter- Christian Fueter, Sergio Castellitto, V­ctor Erice, Marlen Khutsiev, Bulle Ogier, Mario Adorf, Jane Birkin, Fredi M. Murer, Dante Spinotti, Costa-Gavras, and, in 2023, Tsai Ming-liang.

The 77th Locarno Film Festival will take place from August 7 to August 17, 2024.

Source: India Today

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