Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan was honoured with the Global Icon of the year title at Times Now ICICI NRI of the Year Award function in Mumbai on Friday, 10 April.
After winning the award, the "Happy new Year" actor said he was proud to be an Indian and lauded NRIs all over the world for their contributions to the society.
"I think it sounds much more serious than I can ever be, global and icon, it sounds like really legendary and big. I think now you have extremely professional and entrepreneur like people all over the world, from India. I feel very proud," SRK said on receiving the Global Icon of the Year award, according to Times Now.
At the second season of the award function, he also said that seeing Indians in top positions all over the world makes him proud. He further expressed his gratitude towards NRIs, who support the Indian entertainment industry.
"I think the reason for why Indian films do so well in other countries is because the Indians are spread and they have the money power not only to earn for the country they are living in, but kind of give back to our country, in terms of following the culture. So I feel very proud as an Indian and I am extremely grateful that am a part of this growth around the world," he added.
SRK, who has completed the shooting for Maneesh Sharma directorial "Fan", also said that he is really looking forward to work with his close friend Kajol in Rohit Shetty's next "Dilwaale" in June.
"I want to go and meet Kajol as soon as I get well. Very excited, very very excited. I always miss working with Kajol, one of my warmest dearest friend and I think Rohit will make us do something which we haven't done. It will be really nice to work with Kajol," SRK added.
The event was also graced by Usha Uthup, Tisca Chopra, Jackky Bhagnani, Jay Bhanushali, Isha Koppikar and Miss India World 2015 Aditi Arya, among others.
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