Bollywood superstar SHAH RUKH KHAN has been presented with Malaysia's equivalent of a British knighthood.
The singer/actor was officially awarded the title of Datuk from Malaysian province Malacca in an extravagant ceremony on Saturday (06Dec08).
The 42-year-old heartthrob wore a traditional gold and black outfit for the event, which was mobbed by hundreds of adoring fans.
Khan told journalists, "It is a wonderful honour, it is very, very prestigious for me and... (and) for all the people who act in films in my country.
"When you are an actor, you truly believe that the language that you speak can be truly international and go across boundaries and bring hope, especially in today's time and age, when the world is full of strife."