When Shah Rukh Khan asked Cate Blanchett for a selfie at Davos

Shah Rukh Khan was at the World Economic Forum summit here to receive the Crystal award along with Blanchett and legendary musician Elton John.

Published: 23rd January 2018 12:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd January 2018 07:40 AM   |  A+A-

British musician Elton John, Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan, Australian actress Cate Blanchett, Hilde Schwab, Chairwoman and Co-Founder of the World Economic Forum's World Arts Forum, and WEF founder Klaus Schwab, from left, wait for the ceremony for the Crystal Awards on the eve of annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (Photo | Associated Press)


DAVOS: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was at his wittiest best here today when he asked actress Cate Blanchett for a selfie publicly and immediately quipped that it may leave his children embarrassed, sending the audience into peals of laughter.

Khan was at the World Economic Forum (WEF) summit here to receive the Crystal award along with Blanchett and legendary musician Elton John.

Receiving the award, Khan applauded Blanchett -- who was honoured with the award just before him -- for being the queen of billions of hearts, including his own.

He talked extensively about his social initiative, which he has named after his father, and the reason for the same.

The cine star also thanked his late mother, wife and his daughter for inspiring him.

After thanking the WEF for the award, Khan finished his speech with namaskar and 'Jai Hind'.

He was presented the award for "his leadership in championing children's and women's rights in India".

Earlier in the day, he also posed in his signature open arm style right after reaching Davos.

Indian Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, right, reacts after receiving
a Crystal Award from German Hilde Schwab, Chairperson and
Co-Founder of Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. (AP)

Khan is the founder of the non-profit Meer Foundation, which provides support to female victims of acid attacks and major burn injuries through medical treatment, legal aid, vocational training, rehabilitation and livelihood support.

The mega star has also been responsible for the creation of specialised children's hospital wards and has supported childcare centres with free boarding for children undergoing cancer treatment.


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