Kangana Ranaut was beaming when she received the Padma Shri award today. President Ram Nath Kovind gave the award to the actress at a ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Adnan Sami, a well-known musician, was also given a Padma Shri honour alongside Kangana.
Kangana wore a stunning cream and gold saree to the ceremony. Kangana wore bold earrings instead of a necklace. Adnani Sami was dressed in a black sherwani for the occasion. Kangana Ranaut, Karan Johar, and Ekta Kapoor will be honoured with the coveted Padma Shri award for their contributions to the world of performing arts on January 26, 2020. Kangana got the award personally, however filmmaker KJo and Ekta were not present. Padma Shri is India’s fourth highest civilian honour.
When the awards were announced last year, an elated Karan Johar had tweeted, “It’s not very often that I am at a loss for words, but this is one such occasion…The PadmaShri. Such an honour to receive one of the civilan 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.”
While Ekta Kapoor shared, “Overwhlemed and emotional. 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 have realised it is never too soon to live out your dreams and being too young is probably the best thing. Today, as I am conferred with the 4th highest civilian honour, Padmshri, I’m humbled. I hope to continue breaking boundaries, to continue giving young talent a chance and to strive to give back to the country all the love that’s come my way. The timing couldn’t be more perfect as the news comes 2 days before my son’s first birthday. Grateful and thankful.”