Shah Rukh Khan in Davos; to receive Crystal award along with Elton John, Cate Blanchett

File photo of Shah Rukh Khan Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 22, 2018, 02.17 PM (IST)

The king of romance is in Switzerland. Shah Rukh Khan will be receiving the prestigious Crystal award on the first day at the World Economic Forum summit Davos. Musician Elton John and Hollywood actress Cate Blanchett will also receive the award along with Khan. 

In a series of tweets, Khan expressed his excitement at being in Davos for the event and stated that he felt honoured to be sharing the stage with John and Blanchett. Calling it his 'fan moment', the actor tweeted,"Honoured to receive the @wef’s 24th Crystal Award, together with @eltonofficial and Cate Blanchett. My fan moment!!(sic)" 

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The actor struck his signature pose for a photo in Swiss ski resort. The actor captioned the photo as, "Switzerland main aake yeh na kiya toh kya kiya...?! Loving being at the Davos, now to get ready for the Crystal Award Ceremony. #DavosDiaries(sic)."

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The Annual Crystal Awards ceremony, which opens the World Economic Forum summit in the Swiss ski resort, celebrates the achievements of outstanding artists who have shown exemplary commitment to improving the state of the world.

SRK received the award for "his leadership in championing children's and women's rights in India," the World Economic Forum (WEF) said.

The past awardees from India include Amitabh Bachchan, Mallika Sarabhai, A R Rahman, Shabana Azmi, Ravi Shankar and Amjad Ali Khan.