Kangana Ranaut, Adnan Sami, KJo honoured with the prestigious Padma Shri award, pictures inside!

President Ram Nath Kovind presented them with the awards.

At a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi on Monday, actress Kangana Ranaut and singer Adnan Sami were both awarded the Padma Shri. President Ram Nath Kovind presented them with the awards.

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Kangana looks stunning with a green-golden saree, huge earrings, and a white face mask in photos from the ceremony. Adnan Sami was dressed in a black sherwani with gold embroidery around the neck.

Speaking about the honour, Adnan said, “Sometimes you don’t have words to express yourself. Thankful to Govt. Thankful to people, nothing is possible without them. I dedicate this to my father-mother. It’s not only an honour but also a responsibility, which I’ll try to carry out well.”

Other recipients of the Padma Shri this year from the world of arts include Karan Johar, Ekta Kapoor and late singer SP Balasubramaniam.

Kangana has already discussed the honour in an interview. Kangana Ranaut spoke to India Today Television on accepting the prize with Karan Johar, with whom she had long feud. She said, “I heartily congratulate him. I think he totally deserves this award. As a producer, the kind of films he backs, whether it is Kesari or Good Newwz, are commendable, as is the position he has worked to achieve. Even though his father gave him a head start, he has risen to the top because of his own efforts and merits.”

She had added, “I started my journey from a small village in Himachal Pradesh, and for me to be in the same league as these bigwigs we have grown up watching, whether it is Karan’s films or Ekta Kapoor’s serials… We knew these people, growing up. And who has not heard Adnan Sami ji’s songs? For a girl like me, to get a Padma Shri alongside them is a matter of pride.”

She said, “I have always been honoured as an artiste but this time, I have also been recognised as a citizen and for my awareness towards the country. This is special for me because you know that the industry always points fingers at me (laughs). This is also special for my family, because they feel that I am always targeted in the film industry, slapped with legal cases and involved in fights. My family is extremely happy.”

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