Bollywood's superstar Shah Rukh Khan has been awarded the prestigious Outstanding Contribution to Cinema award at the fifth annual Asian Awards at London's Grosvenor House Hotel.
On winning the award, Shah Rukh said, “I am extremely humbled and honoured to receive this award. I say this very often that my stardom belongs to most South East Asians who reside abroad who have made the Indian cinema and me known around the world. I congratulate all the winners at the Asian Awards as well. There is so much talent around Asia and so many achievers, whether is was Dr Amar Bose, the Hinduja Brothers or Zayn Malik. I am glad to have been a part of such a wonderful celebration of hard work by people in difference field but similar passion.”
Founded by Paul Sagoo, the Asian Awards was hosted by fashion icon Gok Wan. The function was attended by several global celebrities, dignitaries and influencers, including Zayn Malik, Lydia Bright, Casey Batchelor, Ollie Locke, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Meera Syal, John Rocha, Michelle Collins, Nick Moran, Preeya Kalidas, Anna Williamson, Kelly Hoppen, Danielle Lineker, Anita Rani, Tasmin Lucia Khan, Colin Jackson, Cerys Matthews etc.
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The Asian Awards celebrates the outstanding achievements of individuals born in or with direct origin from across Pan-Asia in all disciplines of life – from business and the arts, to sport and public service. Previously, Irrfan Khan, Anupam Kher and Yash Chopra have won the award in the cinema category.