Malacca (Malaysia), Oct 14 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan may be hugely popular in Malaysia but his being conferred the title of 'Datuk', akin to the British knighthood, has stirred up a controversy with many questioning whether he really deserves it.
"Politicians, professionals and the man on the street are hotly questioning the wisdom of the move," The Star newspaper said.
Adverse comments include one that says "he hardly knows where Malacca is" and "what has has he done to promote Malacca in his songs and movies?".
"SMSs received by The Star also hit out at the move, demanding that such awards be given to local artistes," the paper said.