Bollywood celebrities like Kangana Ranaut, Karan Johar, Adnan Sami and Ekta Kapoor who were recently conferred with Padma Shri award for their outstanding contribution in the field of performing arts.
Several members of the film fraternity such as Anil Kapoor, Kajol, Riteish Deshmukh, Twinkle Khanna, Juhi Chawla and Bhumi Pednekar wished them on social media.
Anil Kapoor tweeted: “Congratulations, Karan Johar! This is incredible and well deserved! May you keep adding more feathers to your hat!”
Ekta Kapoor wrote: “Congratulations, Ekta Kapoor! This is an amazing milestone and the recognition of all your hard work! Keep soaring high!”
Kangana took to social media to share a video thanking the governemnt for the honour. In the video, she stated, “I am very thankful to the Indian government who have conferred me with the Padma Shri, to the friends who are congratulating and wishing me, and to all my admirers who have always supported me. Their support has helped me reach this point.”
Kangana had shared the video from Chennai where she is currently shooting for her next film Thalaivi. In the film, she will be portraying the former Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa. The film is slated to be a trilingual release in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.
Kangana’s sister Rangoli Chandel shared pictures of the same on Twitter and stated, “Yeh dekho Alia ji ne bhi Kangana ko phool bheje hain, Kangana ka pata nahin magar mujhe bahut maza aa raha hai. (Look, Alia has also sent flowers. I don’t know about Kangana but I am really enjoying it)”.
In the past Kangana has often taken a dig at Alia, but the latter has always responded with patience. Last year Kangana lashed out at Alia stating that no one supported her during the release of ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’ and even tagged the ‘Raazi’ actress as ‘Karan Johar’s puppet’.