On the occasion of Republic day, there are certain people who are recognized for their efforts to bring laurels to the education, art, entertainment, literature and cinema sector. This time too, there are three prominent celebrities of the entertainment industry who have been honored with the fourth highest civilian award, Padma Shri.
Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut was honored with the award for excellence in the film industry. Popular director, Karan Johar and Ekta Kapoor were also conferred with the award for their immense contribution in the field of entertainment.
After receiving the award, Kangana shared a video on her social media handle in which she said, “I’m humbled and I’m honored. I am grateful to the Indian government, my fans, and friends. I thank my country for this recognition and I dedicate this to every woman who dares to dream. To every daughter... to every mother... and to the dreams of women who will shape 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. 🇮🇳🙏
Karan Johar shared a heartfelt gratitude post and said, “It’s not very often that I’m at a loss for words, but this is one such occasion. The Padma Shri... such an honor 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.”
Other than Ekta, Karan and Kangana, singers Adnan Sami and Suresh Wadkar were also honored with the award. They were honored for their best work in the film industry.
A total of 118 important personalities were conferred with Padma Shri in various other fields.