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Shah Rukh Khan honoured to attend San Francisco film fest

“Honoured to be at the 60th San Francisco International Film Festival and looking forward to meeting my friend Brett Ratner. Also memories in San Francisco,” Shah Rukh tweeted on Friday.

bollywood Updated: Apr 04, 2017 18:17 IST
Shah Rukh Khan visited Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai on the night of March 17.
Shah Rukh Khan visited Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai on the night of March 17.(IANS)

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he is excited to attend the San Francisco International Film Festival (SFILM), which is honouring him with a tribute in its 60th year.

Shah Rukh Khan and Abhay Soi during the launch of Bone Marrow Transplant Centre & Birthing Centre at Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital in Mumbai. (IANS)

“Honoured to be at the 60th San Francisco International Film Festival and looking forward to meeting my friend Brett Ratner. Also memories in San Francisco,” Shah Rukh tweeted on Friday.

Shah Rukh, who has spent a quarter of a century in Indian showbiz, will be in an in-depth conversation with American filmmaker Brett Ratner. The discussion will precede a screening of My Name Is Khan on April 14.

Officials at the fest find it an honour to welcome Shah Rukh -- whom they have addressed as “one of the world’s most recognized film personalities” -- at the gala. SFILM’s Executive Director Noah Cowan said in a statement of the fest’s official website: “Above Shah Rukh Khan’s fame as an actor is a man known for his pervasive curiosity about the world around him, about technology, about our collective future.”

As an actor, Shah Rukh has excelled in films of various genres -- mostly romantic. He owns Red Chillies Entertainment, a production banner through which he engages world-class technology to back his films.

On the film front, he is known for movies like Darr, Baazigar, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Devdas, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Chak De! India and Chennai Express. His latest film was Raees.

At SFILM, Shah Rukh will get a tribute along with John Ridley, Gordon Gund, Ethan Hawke and James Ivory.

SFILM runs April 5-19.

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