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SRK 'extremely grateful' to be honoured with Yash Chopra Memorial Award

Updated: Jan 12, 2017 11:16 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Jan. 12 (ANI): Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who has been ace filmmaker Yash Chopra's all-time favourite hero, is 'extremely grateful and thrilled' to be chosen as the recipient of the fourth National Yash Chopra Memorial Award.

Looking dapper in a stylish black 'Raees' jacket at the Dabboo Ratnani's 2017 Calendar launch, King Khan said, "It's a huge honour as Yash ji is one of the greatest filmmakers our country has ever seen. I have also been associated with him and his family in close proximity."

The award - whose previous recipients were Lata Mangeshkar, Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha - will be presented on February 25.

The 'Dear Zindagi' star is on cloud nine as, "The others who have received this award are extremely renowned so I never thought I would get this award so soon. I'm extremely grateful and thrilled."

On the work front, the Badshaah of Bollywood is all set for the release of his much-awaited flick 'Raees' on 25th this month. (ANI)