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Karan Johar honoured with the fourth highest civilian award 'PadmaShri'

Famous director- producer of B town Karan Johar is honoured with the prestigious PadmaShri award by honourable President Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony hosted at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

2021-11-08T16:16:00Z
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Karan Johar and President Ram Nath Kovind

Filmmaker Karan Johar was conferred with the fourth-highest civilian honour, Padma Shri award. 

He was honoured today with the PadmaShri for his contribution to the field of performing arts. 

Kjo was honoured the award by honourable President Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony hosted at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

A source close to the development 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.”


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Karan Johar also took to Twitter to express his emotions when he was conferred for the award.

He wrote,

"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."

Back in 2020 Karan Johar was ecstatic about the win. 

In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, the filmmaker had said that he got the news while he was on a recce for his director ‘Takht’. He recalled saying,

 “I was shocked! I was trying to call my mother to speak to my kids while scouting for locations for ‘Takht’ in a forest in Italy but couldn’t get through. I walked around exasperatedly in search of reception when suddenly the phone rang. I don’t usually answer calls from unknown numbers but thank God I answered this one" 

Along with Karan, Ekta kapoor , Kangana Ranaut and Adani Sami were also the recipients for the PadmaShri award.

Ekta was lauded for starting a new wave on Indian television and Karan was honoured for making one of the most successful movies in the last two decades.

While Kangana was given the award for portraying strong women-centric roles and singer Adnan Sami was honoured for being the fastest piano player.


Karan Johar Adnan Sami Ekta Kapoor Kangana Ranaut


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luvumjht
luvumjht 2 months ago Paisa phek, tamasha dekh 🤣
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-Wanderer- 2 months ago Giving Padma Shree to people who make such substandard films has brought down the value of the award.
India has had such gifted directors that this is an insult to them. Setting the bar really low.
Bollywood is arguably the one of most substandard film Industry in India.
There are great people from other walks of life who contribute so much to society who really deserve honours and awards.
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brat2008
brat2008 2 months ago For what 🙄?
Padmashri has lost its standing
Giving it out to people like Ektaa & KJo
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