By Hindustan Times
"Slumdog Millionaire" director Danny Boyle refused to accept knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II as he would prefer to be an equal citizen than a celebrity.
The Oscar winning director was nominated for the honour last year for directing the show 'Isles of Wonder' at the 2012 London
Olympic Games opening ceremony, reported Contactmusic.
The 56-year-old hinted about rejecting the honour in an interview with a Radio channel in December, 2012.
Speaking about his decision of not becoming 'Sir Danny Boyle', he said "People fought many battles to make everybody free, equal citizens. I have no reason to believe that being a preferred subject would have any value that could improve the pride I feel in being an equal citizen."
"I'm lucky because I've made money and people like the work I've done but it doesn't make