Kangana Ranaut: “Padma Shri will silence so many people”


The Cinema Times, Kathmandu – Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut received her Padma Award 2020 along with other 119 people.

After receiving the award Kangana Ranaut said her Padma Shri honour is a reply to all those who’ve questioned her ideology and statements about national issues. She also posted a video on her Instagram where she is seen thanking the government of India. In the video she also reminded her fans regarding the issues she has always stood for and against. The Padma Shri honour is the fourth-highest civilian award in India.

“As an artiste, I’ve received several awards, honours, love and acknowledgments. But for the first time, I’ve been awarded by the government of India for being its loyal citizen, and I’m indebted for that. I started my career at a young age and got success only after 8-10 years. But instead of enjoying that success, I started working on certain things like refusing to endorse fairness products, to do item numbers, to work in films by big production houses with big male actors. I ended up making more enemies than money,” Kangana said in the video.

The ceremony took place at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday. Kangana said as she became aware about India, she decided to take “destructive forces” head-on. “I still have so many cases registered against me for the same. People often ask me why I do such things or what do I achieve by speak out as this isn’t my work. I’d say, this Padma Shri is a reply to them. It’ll silence so many people. I thank my country from the bottom of my heart for honouring me. Jai Hind,” she said.

In the field of performing arts, singer Adnan Sami, producer Ekta Kapoor and veteran actor Sarita Joshi were also given the Padma Shri on Monday. President Ramnath Kovind gave the honours.

Filmmakers-producers Karan Johar and late singer SP Balasubramaniam also received the honour.

 

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