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Khan wins Governor’s Award

Indian actor honored for 'One 2 Ka 4'

Indian superstar Shah Rukh Khan was this week given the Malaysian equivalent of a Knighthood – but the kudos has already sparked a row.

Khan, received the Governor’s Award for supporting Melaka (Malacca) state, having made a movie (“One 2 Ka 4”) there and promoted the region’s film industry. “He is a well-loved, well-liked celebrity in Malaysia and he has helped develop the huge, income-earning Bollywood movie industry here,” Mahadzir Lokman, an event management specialist who works closer with Bollywood film crews in Malaysia, said.

Opposition parliamentarian Lim Kit Siang has expressed concern, questioning whether Khan knows where Malacca is and whether preference should not have been given to local Malaysian talent. “Are there no Malaysian film stars, artists or sports-people who have greater (talent) to be honored and encouraged as compared to Shah Rukh?” Lim said in a statement.

Affectionately known as the ‘King of Bollywood,’ Khan can now also use the title ‘Datuk.’

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