Karan Johar and Ekta Kapoor along with Kangana Ranaut will receive their Padma Shri awards on November 9, 2021 at a function to be held in Delhi. All of them were honored with the award in January this year.
On January 26, 2020, the names of Karan Johar, Ekta Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut was announced to felicitate them with the prestigious award of India.
All of them will be honored with the award for their respective contribution to the field of performing arts. After the announcement is made, they will receive their awards at a function in Delhi on November 9.
Karan Johar, Ekta Kapoor & Kangana Ranaut to Receive Pdma Shree On November 9
All of them will soon fly to Delhi from Mumbai to receive their Padma Shree Awards. This is what a source revealed, “It’s a government function and the invitations have already been sent to the winners. They are all excited to receive the prestigious award from the officials for their excellence in the field of performing arts.”
As per the source, veteran Bollywood actor Jitendra will also be travelling with his daughter Ekta Kapoor to Delhi to receive the award. “The filmmaker wants her father to witness the prestigious moment live. All the requisite formalities are completed,” the source added.
How Did They React After Being Honored With Padma Shree?
Kangana Ranaut was the first to hear the news that she will be receiving Padma Shree for her contribution towards Indian cinema. This is how she reacted after hearing the news, “I’m humbled, and I’m honored. 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.”
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) January 25, 2020
In the same way, Ekta Kapoor who’s also a filmmaker took to her Twitter handle and posted, “humbled and overwhelmed.” She wrote, “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’ve realized it’s never ‘too soon’ to live out your dreams and being ‘too young’ is probably the best thing. Today, as I’m conferred with the 4th highest civilian honor- ‘Padmashri’, I’m humbled.”
Likewise, Karan Johar also took to his Twitter handle to share his emotions, “It’s not very often that I am at a loss for words, but this is one such occasion…The Padma Shri. Such an honor to receive one of the civilian awards in the country. Overwhelmed by so many emotions right now. 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. #blessed.”
About Padama Shree Award
Please note that Padma Shree happens to be the fourth-highest civilian award in India. Unlike Padma Shree, Padma Bhushan is generally awarded for special service of high order.
In the same way, Padma Vibhushan is awarded for distinguished and specil service. These awards are categorized as Padma awards that are announced on the occasion of Republic Day eve every year.
In order to felicitate the winners, the President of India has to honor the Padma awardees at a ceremonial function at the Rashrapati Bhavan.