Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 20 November 2019

Shah Rukh Khan meets Jackie Chan and Jason Momoa in Saudi Arabia

The international stars have been recognised with awards at the kingdom's Joy Forum

International actors Jackie Chan, Shah Rukh Khan and Jean-Claude Van Damme at the Joy Forum in Saudi Arabia this week. Instagram 
International actors Jackie Chan, Shah Rukh Khan and Jean-Claude Van Damme at the Joy Forum in Saudi Arabia this week. Instagram 

Day one of Saudi Arabia's Joy Forum has seen Shah Rukh Khan, Jackie Chan, Jason Momoa and Jean-Claude Van Damme come together in Riyadh. The four movie stars were all recognised with awards at the Joy Excellence Award ceremony on Sunday, October 13, day one of the two-day conference.

Bollywood star Khan shared a photo of himself with van Damme and Chan, writing in the third person, "Khan, Damme, Chan at the #JoyForum19."

Adding: "The joy is all mine as I got to meet my heroes."

Photos of the celebrities have been circulating on Instagram, including an image of the group on stage, receiving awards, handed out by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Entertainment Authority.

Also in attendance was Emirati singer, Hussain Al Jassmi, who shared a photo with Khan and Chan, captioning it simply with "SA" and a greet heart emoji.

It has not yet been announced exactly which awards each of the stars won at the ceremony, held at the The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh.

The two-day festival has been organised to "help develop the entertainment industry in the kingdom."

"In honour of Joy Forum 2019, a lavish gala dinner will be held in a spectacular setting, guests will enjoy a unique international and traditional dinner menu while enjoying an exciting performance program featuring international entertainment shows," the Joy Forum announced ahead of the Sunday night awards.

From Sunday, October 13 to Monday, October 14, there are 30 speakers scheduled, from VXF producer Christoph Roth, who is running a workshop about the ways virtual reality will change movies in the future; to theatre directer Raja Alotaibi, who is hosting the Theatre Production in The Entertainment Industry workshop.

Updated: October 14, 2019 10:53 AM

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