Paging Dr. Khan

First there was the Padmashri, the prestigious French Officer dans l'Ordre des Aris et des Lettres, the Malaysian datukship, now Shah Rukh adds another feather to his cap - an honorary doctorate for his outstanding contribution in arts and culture from Bedfordshire University given to him yesterday at a ceremony held at Indian-owned Washington Hotel in London’s Mayfair.

In his acceptance speech, Shah Rukh says that he is inspired by the doctorate to work for the education of poor children in India.

"It makes me think seriously about what I do and what I have done over the past 20 years in my career. The feeling I get is that I should utilise this recognition to further the cause of those underprivileged children who do not get the opportunity to educate themselves. I promise to dedicate a large proportion of my time to do whatever is (in) my capacity to further the cause of education amongst these kids as a way of expressing my thankfulness and gratitude for this honour — starting with my kids who are highly uneducated."

That's our boy!

And because I love them, here's my favorite Shah Rukh/Saif commercials:

6 Response to "Paging Dr. Khan"

  1. Anonymous Says:
    July 11, 2009 at 6:59 PM

    "London's University of Berdfordshire"

    ...are you being serious??? The University of Bedfordshire (not "Berd") is nowhere near London... it's in Bedfordshire!!!

    And what did Shahrukh Khan do to deserve this honarary doctorate from the UK???

  2. shell says:
    July 11, 2009 at 8:14 PM

    @ Anonymous - so sorry to have gotten my facts mixed up. I have reworded my post to appease you. I promise it won't happen again!

    Also I believe he was nominated for the honorary doctorate by the organization Routes to Roots
    in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the arts, media and culture. Whether he deserves it or not is a matter of opinion.

  3. Magdalena says:
    July 12, 2009 at 6:38 AM

    I totally love that Airtel ad! Very funny, thanks so much for sharing :)

  4. shell says:
    July 12, 2009 at 11:25 AM

    @ Magdalena - Namaste and welcome! Thanks for much for coming by - I'm glad to share with someone who appreciates those boys as much as me!

  5. Jules says:
    July 13, 2009 at 3:20 PM

    Hats off to our Man, Shah... you rock!!!

    I knew all along he was more than just good looks! ;OP

  6. shell says:
    July 13, 2009 at 10:39 PM

    @ Jules - woot woot! He's one brainy man.