It was, as he said, his “fan moment”. Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who was feted with a Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum summit here along with Hollywood celebrities Cate Blanchett and Elton John, requested a selfie.
Shah Rukh received the award on Monday for his “leadership in championing children’s and women’s rights in India” with the help of Meer Foundation.
After receiving the award, SRK lauded Blanchett and John for winning a billion hearts.
“I am genuinely and deeply grateful for this honour and it is indeed a privilege to be in the company of two phenomenal and extraordinary human beings and talent — Cate Blanchette and Sir Elton John.
“She is of course the lady who commands the wind and you sir command the song of a billion hearts, including mine,” Shah Rukh said in his speech.
The 52-year-old requested Blanchett and John for a selfie.
“So, I am really really touched that I have been chosen between these two. Just a special request before you go… Can I do a selfie,” he said.
King Khan also spoke about his social initiative via Meer Foundation, an organisation that works extensively towards empowering women subjected to acid attack. He said he was grateful to the brave women and children who he has worked with.