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Shah Rukh Khan to receive Locarno Film Festival Career Award

Shah Rukh Khan is set to be awarded with the Locarno Film Festival’s career achievement award, which is the prestigious Pardo alla Carriera. The Festival site announced on July 2, that the award will celebrate the Bollywood superstar’s ‘remarkable career in Indian cinema.

Persons with the same award in past

Some of the noted recipients of the same award in the past include Tsai Ming-liang, Claudia Cardinale, Johnnie To, Francesco Rosi, Harry Belafonte, and Jane Birkin.

About Locarno Film Festival Career Award

The Locarno Film Festival is a major international film festival, held annually in Locarno, Switzerland. Founded in 1946, the festival screens films in various competitive and non-competitive sections, including feature-length narrative, documentary, short, avant-garde, and retrospective programs. The Piazza Grande section is held in an open-air venue that seats 8,000 spectators. The top prize of the festival is the Golden Leopard, awarded to the best film in the International Competition. Other awards include the Leopard of Honour for career achievement, and the Prix du Public, the public choice award.

About Shah Rukh Khan’s Films

Shah Rukh had a blockbuster 2023, with three releases back to back in a year after a four years-long gap. He marked a big screen comeback with YRF’s Pathaan and later teamed up with Atlee for Jawan. Both films were blockbusters and set records at the box office, becoming one of the highest-grossers of the year. Shah Rukh’s last and third release of 2023 was Rajkumar Hirani’s Dunki.


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