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04-05-2012, 03:38 PM #1
Shahrukh to deliver lecture at Yale University
Bollywood Baadshah Shahrukh Khan has added yet another feather to his cap. The Indian star has been selected to join the roster of Yale University's Chubb Fellows, one of the Ivy League institution's highest honours, on April 12 for promoting human ideals through art.
As part of the prestigious fellowship, Shahrukh (46) would deliver a lecture at Yale University on April 12, said the university in a statement. Throughout his two decade long career SRK has done several films which have earned him the tag of a global star. And it seems that it is this international image that does him more good than anything else in the world.
The Chubb Fellowship is among Yale's highest honours. "Through his films and his philanthropy, the Chubb Fellowship noted that Khan has been among his generation's most important examples of the power of art to promote higher human ideals and aspirations," the university said.
Chubb Fellows spend their time at Yale in close, informal contact with students and deliver a public lecture. Former Chubb Fellows include President George W Bush, filmmaker Sofia Coppola and journalist Walter Cronkite.
Apart from Shah Rukh, many other internationally acclaimed stars too will be bestowed with the same honor. The list includes heads of states, Nobel Prize winners, and idols from various arenas. The other stars who have been showered with the same honor in past are Presidents George W Bush, Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter; authors Octavio Paz, Carlos Fuentes and Toni Morrison; filmmaker Sofia Coppola; architect Frank Gehry; choreographer Mikhail Baryshnikov; and journalist Walter Cronkite.