Shah Rukh Khan was honoured with the prestigious 4th National Yash Chopra Memorial Award on Saturday evening in a grand ceremony held at JW Marriott in Mumbai. 

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Actress Rekha and Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao handed the award to the 51-year-old superstar.

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While SRK looked dapper, the word ‘stunning’ would aptly define the evergreen Rekha. 

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 While addressing, Superstar Shah Rukh Khan gave credits to the legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra for pushing him to do love stories. “I started working with Yash Chopraji with ‘Darr’ in which I was a bad guy. I was killing people and misbehaving completely (referring to his earlier films) even without being on drugs and that was really really intense.I remember Yashji telling me that till the time I don’t play a lover boy nothing will happen or change for me professionally,” Shah Rukh said after receiving the National Yash Chopra Memorial Award,” said the actor. 

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“Yash Chopra has single-handedly created my career. I feel honoured to be receiving the fourth National Yash Chopra Memorial Award. I am what I am because of what Yash Chopra made me do. I thank him for that,” SRK added.

Late filmmaker Yash Chopra’s wife Pamela Chopra and actor-turned politician Shatrughan Sinha were present at the event along with yesteryear actresses Simi Garewal and Padmini Kolhapure.

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The National Yash Chopra Memorial Award is given to celebrities for their outstanding contribution to cinema, and Shah Rukh Khan is the fourth recipient. 

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Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, singer Lata Mangeshkar and Rekha are the three legends who have been honoured before him.

With Inputs from PTI.