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SRK’s Fanboy Moment in Davos: Asks Cate Blanchett for a Selfie!

Khan was at the WEF summit in Davos to receive the Crystal award along with Blanchett and musician Elton John.

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Shah Rukh Khan receiving the Crystal Award in Davos on Monday, 22 January. 
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Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan was at his wittiest best in Davos on Monday, 22 January 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, reported PTI.

Khan is at the World Economic Forum (WEF) summit in Davos 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.

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

Speaking to the press after receiving the award, he said:

Extremely charged that I’ve had this amazing opportunity, this award... Being recognised like this for minuscule work that I did. I’d like to do it with even more fervour. What is even more pleasant is that India is here in full power.
Shah Rukh Khan in Davos
Khan 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.

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.

(With inputs from PTI and ANI))

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