While people from different walks of life were recently conferred Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Vibhushan awards for his or her respective contributions to the nation, many Bollywood biggies too made it to the list.
B-town starlets Karan Johar, Kangana Ranaut, Ekta Kapoor and Adnan Sami are latest recipients of prestigious Padma Shri award for their outstanding contribution within the world of arts.
Delighted about Kangana being honoured, her fans shared a video during which she is seen thanking the govt for having been the recipient of such a prestigious award.
In the video, Kangana said “I’m honored, humbled and grateful to the Government of India, all the fans, and friends. I am thankful to my country for this prestigious award and dedicate this to every women who dares to dream….every daughter… every mother… and the dreams of women who will reshape the future of our country.”
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It's a moment of extreme pride for #KanganaRanaut, her team and everyone who has been working tirelessly towards receiving this prestigious accolade, #PadmaShri. Kangana whole heartedly thanks the Government of India, all the well-wishers and fans for the immense love and support. She sends her deepest regards straight from Chennai where she is shooting for #Thalaivi. Jai Hind. 🇮🇳🙏
Film producer Karan Johar also expressed his emotions for being a recipient of the award. He too went on his Twitter handle to share a heartfelt poat with his fans.“It’s not very often that I’m at a loss for words, but this is one such occasion. The Padma Shri… such an honour to receive one of the highest civilian awards in the country. (I am) Overwhelmed by so many emotions right now. (I am) Humbled, elated and also thankful for the opportunity to live my dream every day, to create and to entertain. I know my father would be proud and I wish he was here to share this moment with me,”
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) January 25, 2020
Expressing immense happiness, Ekta Kapoor too took her Twitter handle to thank the government and her fans for being conferred Padma Shree. She said “overwhlmed” and “emotional”.
“Overwhlemed and emotional. My foray into the industry started when I was just 17. I constantly heard I was too young, too raw and it was too soon to make things happen. Through the years, I have realised it is never too soon to live out your dreams and being too young is probably the best thing. Today, as I am conferred with the 4th highest civilian honour, Padmshri, I’m humbled. I hope to continue breaking boundaries, to continue giving young talent a chance and to strive to give back to the country all the love that’s come my way. The timing couldn’t be more perfect as the news comes 2 days before my son’s first birthday. Grateful and thankful,” she wrote.
— Ekta Kapoor (@ektarkapoor) January 25, 2020
Singer Adnan Sami was not left behind and shared his feelings of joy for the honour, and said, “The greatest moment for any Artiste is to be appreciated & recognised by his/her government. I am overwhelmed with infinite gratitude for being honoured with the ‘Padma Shri’ by the Government of India.”
“It has been a 34 years musical journey..‘Bohot Shukriya’!!” he added.
The greatest moment for any Artiste is to be appreciated & recognised by his/her government. I am overwhelmed with infinite gratitude for being honoured with the ‘Padma Shri’ by the Government of India.
It has been a 34 years musical journey..
— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) January 25, 2020