Shah Rukh Khan, the `Legion of France`!

Zee Media Bureau/Ritika Handoo

New Delhi: B-Town`s badshah, Shah Rukh Khan, is called the king of romance not for nothing. The 48-year-old actor has so far managed to remain in the big league of Bollywood A-listers with his shear hard work and charm.

Reportedly, the `Chennai Express` star will now be honoured with French Légion d’honneur or ‘Legion of France’ award—the highest civilian award in France.

According to reports in a leading publication, it has been decided that SRK will be bestowed with this honour by the French foreign minister Laurent Fabius. The award will reportedly be given to the actor in India, as the foreign minister is currently in the country.

The actor meanwhile took to Twitter expressing his happiness on being conferred with the honour. Shah Rukh Khan tweeted: "Moms b'day & Knight of the Legion of Honour. If she was alive apart from being extremely old she would be very happy.Thx all that is French".

SRK will be the second Bollywood celebrity after Amitabh Bachchan to receive this prestigious honour by the French government. Bachchan senior received this award in the year 2007. The award was initiated by Napolean Bonaparte in order to reward the civilians and soldiers in the country.

Shah Rukh must be a proud man right now. Kudos to the Khan!