"The award is given to those who are icons, who we know are legends like we gave to Lata Mangeshkar and Amitabh Bacchan. Last year, it was Rekha, who will be a legend tomorrow and same is the case with Shah Rukh. Also, Yash was very close to Shah Rukh and they both were extremely fond of each other." -Pamela Chopra
Shah Rukh climbed the ladder of stardom with his beloved Yashji. He started his journey with Darr, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Dil Toh Pagal Hai and went on to become Bollywood's most iconic romantic hero. The celeb now has another feather in his cap! SRK will be awarded the National Yash Chopra Memorial Award.
The jury members were Pamela Chopra, Booney Kapoor, Padmini Kolhapuri, Subbarami Reddy, Shashi Ranjan, Anu Ranjan and Simi Garewal. The announcement was made on Monday and the award ceremony will be held on 25 February 2017.
Winning hearts and awards again, congratulations SRK!
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