Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut has been conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri award. The names of Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and Padma Shri awardees for 2020 were announced by President Ram Nath Kovind on 25 January. Other Bollywood celebrities to have received the award are Ekta Kapoor, Karan Johar and Adnan Sami.
Here’s how Kangana reacted to the announcement:
"“I’m humbled and honored. I thank my country for this recognition& I dedicate this to every woman who dares to dream. To every daughter... to every mother... to the dreams of women who will shape the future of our country.”" - Kangana Ranaut
Karan Johar also took to Instagram to share a heartfelt note and expressing his feelings about the announcement.
He wrote, “It’s not very often that I’m at a loss for words, but this is one such occasion... The PadmaShri. Such an honour to receive one of the highest civilian awards in the country. Overwhelmed by so many emotions right now. Humbled, elated and also thankful for the opportunity to live my dream everyday, to create and to entertain. I know my father would be proud and I wish he was here to share this moment with me. #blessed”
(With inputs from ANI)
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