Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who was in London a couple of days back, was bestowed with an honorary doctorate in Philanthropy by The University of Law. Elated actor took to the photo-sharing app to share the good news with his fans and followers and posted a picture on the social networking site pages, while he wrote, "Thank u for the honour @universityoflaw & my best wishes to the graduating students. It will encourage our team at @MeerFoundation to strive ‘selfishly’ to share more." During his London visit, Shah Rukh also sat down for an interview with BBC where he spoke at length about his upcoming roles, women in the industry and more. Andre Russell is Bahubali for Shah Rukh Khan After KKR All-Rounder Powers Team to 5-Wicket Win Over Royal Challengers Bangalore
Talking about his upcoming role, SRK, who was once Bollywood’s poster boy for romantic films, said that he can play a ‘sexy father’ next if fans want him to. King Khan stated, "My next role will be as sexy as my last one. So you want me to be a sexy father, a sexy hero, sexy whatever you want me to be. My next role will be as sexy as you want me to be."
Shah Rukh also spoke about how the role of women in the film industry has changed over the years. He said, "The roles of women and the kind of attitude you have at the workplace for women is changing for positive. There will be discrepancies and ups and downs too. There were times when I was working in the ‘90s that if a lady got married, she normally did not have the opportunity to come back and act in a film but now all of them are acting in films and its so seamless and nice, so I think lots of positive stuff for female actors in the film industry."
Speaking about the seemingly never-ending tussle between filmmakers and India’s Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), the superstar added, "There are going to be issues between creative people and what they want to say but I would say no filmmaker, ever, I think wants to disturb the sensibilities of the audience. People are changing, society is changing but culturally I think we are a very strong nation and I think that needs to be respected always." Shah Rukh Khan Once Again Wins Hearts With His Inspiring Speech After Receiving Honorary Doctorate Award-Watch Video
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Bollywood superstar @iamsrk has just received an honorary doctorate from the University of Law in London.
— BBC Asian Network (@bbcasiannetwork) 5 April 2019
On the professional front, Shah Rukh Khan, who was last seen in Aanand L Rai's Zero alongside Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma, has a biopic on astronaut Rakesh Sharma (the first Indian to fly into space) lined up. Tentatively titled Saare Jahaan Se Achcha, the film is expected to go on floors this month or next. Initially, the film was supposed to star Aamir Khan in lead but he passed up on it. Watch this space for further updates.