Kangana Ranaut, Karan Johar (Photo Credit: Twitter@BollywoodNewsFC)
‘Panga’ actress Kangana Rannaut has been honoured with the Padma Shri for excellence in the field of performing arts. The actress film ‘Panga’ just opened at theaters on Friday and has been receiving positive reviews from critics.While it is a moment of pride for Kangana, the Queen actress has expressed her gratitude towards the Indian Government and her fans for bestowing her with the honour.
In a video, Kangana thanked her fans for their support throughout her journey and giving her the recognition. She had also dedicated the award to the women of the country who dare to dream big. “I am humbled and I am honoured. 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,” she was quoted saying. To note, Kangana has already received the National Award thrice for the movies Fashion, Queen and Tanu Weds Manu Returns.
The actress has also called her fellow recipient of the award, Karan Johar, ‘well deserved’. “The kind of films he has given like Kesari, Good Newwz, as producer is praise-worthy. Although with help from his father initially but the way he got himself to this place is commendable. I look up to him as a producer and someday I would like to be as successful as him'’ she said in an interview with India Today. She credited her film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi that completed a year of its release yesterday for her win.
My friends #KanganaRanaut & #KaranJohar won Padma awards today. Despite the negativity surrounding them, here's Kangana on Padma Shri @karanjohar 'I look up to him as a producer and someday I would like to be as successful as him' âÂÂÂÂÂ¤ï¸ÂÂÂÂÂ âÂÂÂÂÂ¤ï¸ÂÂÂÂÂ only positive vibes in 2020 please! ðŸ™ÂÂÂÂÂ pic.twitter.com/raM5VYZuSw— Sushant Mehta (@Sushant_IToday) January 25, 2020
Kangana, who made her debut in movies in 2006 with Gangster, is regarded as one of the most successful female artistes of this generation. After a series of films with Mahesh Bhatt's banner, Ranaut found success with Madhur Bhandarkar's Fashion, for which she won her first National Film Award in 2009. She went on to win two back-to-back National Film Awards for her performances in Queen (2014) and Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015).
Kangana recently started her production venture; Manikarnika Films. She will be soon helming a film on Ayodhya.