INDIAN ACADEMY AWARDS LAUNCHED
Does Bollywood need another award show for its actors and actresses? Shah Rukh Khan apparently thinks so. The screen idol recently helped launch the Indian Academy Awards, which will be held in California and recognize achievements in Bollywood, Hollywood, and Tollywood, according to an IANS report.
“I love being a movie star, and I love awards,” Khan said. “My awards are the collective applause for the work that I have done that year or on a film.”
If Khan ever feels lacking for applause and recognition, all he needs to do is visit the Wikipedia page entitled, “List of awards and nominations received by Shah Rukh Khan.”
According to the page, Khan has won 15 Filmfare Awards, seven IIFA Awards, 12 Zee Cine Awards, 14 Star Screen Awards, four Bollywood Movie Awards, and two Global Indian Film Awards. He has also received numerous other honors, including the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award; the Rajiv Gandhi Award for “Excellence in the Field of Entertainment,” and the Legion of Honour, France’s highest civilian award.
The Indian Academy Awards will be a two-day event in Silicon Valley this July, featuring live performances by various Bollywood stars, including Khan.
Soon after that, with any luck, his Wikipedia page will be expanded by a line or two.
Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.
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