Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan is set to attend the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF).
The actor, who marked his 57th birthday recently, is expected to make an appearance at the 41st edition of the event on Friday, November 11, at 6:00 pm.
He will be honoured with the first SIBF Global Icon of Cinema and Cultural Narrative award.
The Sharjah Book Authority said the award aims to "recognise and honour individuals whose efforts in their career have helped transcend cultural barriers and whose contributions to the arts have created cultural ties between varying identities".
The legend of Indian and international cinema is coming to Sharjah! SIBF will host Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on November 11th! This is a day you can't miss! What’s your favorite movie of his? @iamsrk #Shj #UAE #SBA #Reading #books #SIBF22 #Shahrukhkhan pic.twitter.com/IXo1WNGASP— Sharjah Book Authority (@SharjahBookAuth) November 7, 2022
SRK or King Khan - as he is popularly known - has appeared in more than 80 films over a three-decade-long career and enjoys a massive fan following.
Known to be an avid reader and articulate speaker, the actor has often shared his interest in books and mentions how he finds leisure in reading and how he uses reading as a getaway during his hectic work schedule.
He was last seen in a cameo in Brahmastra, directed by Ayan Mukerji. His film Pathaan is slated for release early next year.