Karan Johar, Ekta Kapoor Receive Their Padma Shri Awards

Ekta Kapoor acquired her Padma Shri award. (Pic courtesy: DD National)


  • President Ram Nath Kovind introduced the Padma awards
  • The honours record for movie trade contains singer SP Balasubrahmanyam
  • He will obtain the Padma Vibhushan posthumously

New Delhi:

Filmmakers Karan Johar and Ekta Kapoor acquired their Padma Shri awards in a ceremony held in New Delhi on Monday night. President Ram Nath Kovind introduced the Padma awards for 2020 at Rashtrapati Bhawan with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in attendance. The awards are being given out in 4 batches – actor Kangana Ranaut and singer Adnan Sami received their Padma Shri awards in the first ceremony on Monday morning. The honours record for the movie trade contains singer SP Balasubrahmanyam who will obtain the Padma Vibhushan posthumously.

Kangana Ranaut, who additionally lately acquired the National Award for Best Actress. was wearing a gold saree for the Padma awards ceremony.

Adnan Sami receiving his Padma Shri:

The Padma awards for 2020 have been considerably controversial, largely due to Adnan Sami who’s of Pakistani origin and have become an Indian citizen in 2016; his Padma Shri was broadly criticised when the honours record was introduced in January with the Nationalist Congress Party calling it an “insult to 130 crore Indians.” Mr Sami lashed out at Jaiveer Shergill of the Congress on Twitter after the politician denounced the singer’s Padma honour as “chamchagiri.”

Speaking to news agency PTI after controversy erupted, Adnan Sami stated, “The people who are criticising are some minor politicians. They are doing it because of some political agenda that they have and it has nothing to do with me. I am not a politician, I am a musician.”

Kangana Ranaut and Karan Johar, as soon as very public enemies, receiving Padma Shri honours the identical yr has additionally not escaped touch upon the Internet. Speaking to Mumbai Mirror after the honours record was introduced, KJo stated, “So much has been said about Kangana, me and some kind of rivalry or simmering tension. But at every public event we’ve met, we’ve greeted each other graciously. Whatever may have been said or insinuated in print, I think I’m too old and wise to hold any kind of malice in my heart for anybody. As a filmmaker, I respect Kangana’s talent, craft, and what she brings to the table. She is an actor who has proved her mettle and is deserving of the honor. Besides Ekta and Adnan Sami, I am honoured to receive the Padma Shri alongside Kangana.” He additionally didn’t rule out future collaborations with the actress.

2021-11-08 17:35:41

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