Another feather is added to the cap of Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan when he received the Crystal award at the World Economic Forum summit in Davos, Switzerland along with Hollywood actress Cate Blanchett and legendary musician Elton John.
Shah Rukh Khan gave an inspirational speech in which he spoke about the need for power reversal, the importance of service of others and about women empowerment.
Shah Rukh said, “Actors are renowned narcissists. No matter how much we pretend to not to believe in external beauty, we tend to be obsessed by it, one way or another. Perhaps being surrounded by this obsession of beauty, a few years ago I came across a lady who had been brutalized by an acid attack and it kind of changed my life, or the perspective of it at least. To disfigure a woman by throwing acid on her face, to me, is one of the crudest acts of subjugation imaginable.”
During his speech, SRK said, “I am genuinely and deeply grateful for this honour and it is indeed a privilege to be in the company of two phenomenal and extraordinary human beings and talent – Cate Blanchett and Sir Elton John.”
“I want to thank my sister, wife and my little daughter for bringing me up well and teaching me the value of requesting, sometimes imploring and sometimes even begging a yes from a women instead of forcing on her,” he said.
He spoke extensively about his social initiative via Meer Foundation. This organisation works towards empowering women subjected to acid attack. He even expressed his gratitude towards the brave women and children, who he has worked with.