Shah Rukh Khans Datuk title will boost tourism in Malacca

October 23rd, 2008 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI  

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 23 (ANI): The state government of Malacca is seeing Shah Rukh Khans acceptance of a Malaysian award as a door opening for more Bollywood movies to be shot in the city.

King Khan has recently agreed to come to Malacca next month, to receive his Darjah Mulia Seri Melaka (DMSM) award, which carries the title “Datuk.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said that the Indian superstar would act as a “bridge” for more movies to be shot at the historical city.

Recently, Unesco (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) named Malacca as a World Heritage Site.

“When he comes here, we will try and persuade him to come to Malacca and capture its various tourism attractions to be included in future Bollywood movies,” The New Straits Online quoted Ali as saying.

He added: “Shahrukh could also help us get other actors and directors to come to the state for this purpose.”

Shahrukh was among 758 recipients of Malacca state honours this year in conjunction with Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob’’s 70th birthday on Oct 11.

However, Ali said that the exact date of Shah Rukhs arrival in Malacca has not been confirmed yet. (ANI)

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