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Shah Rukh Khan conferred with France's highest honour
French foreign minister Laurent Fabius on Tuesday conferred his country's highest award - Knight of the Legion of Honour to Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan in recognition of his outstanding contribution to cultural diversity across the world.

Sharukh accepted the award on behalf of everyone who have been part of the Indian film industry. He also said that it was her mother's birthday and if she were alive, she would have been extremely happy.

"I am extremely humble and grateful by the distinction that had been conferred upon me. This is very humble and touching indeed. It would be wrong for me to accept it as an individual so I will accept it in the behalf of hundreds and thousands of Indian film makers who work tirelessly," said Shahrukh.

He also talked about the Lumiere brothers who visited Mumbai and showed us how to make cinema in the world. He thanked Lumiere brothers and France for teaching us how to make films.

As reported by IANS, he also thanked every craftsmen in the Indian film industry for working tirelessly for 100 of years, and he also mentioned that, "It is because of them, I am standing here, so I take this on behalf of everyone who is working with the film industry from the last 100 years."

Created in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte, the Legion of Honour is the highest award given by the France for outstanding service to the country, regardless of the nationality of the recipients.

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