Danny Boyle confirms knighthood snub

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