Kangana Ranaut has always been one to be very honest about her opinions and feelings. When she spoke about nepotism or favouritism in Bollywood, and about Karan Johar, in particular, there was some tension that arose between them. While they might still stand by each others’ opinions, Kangana still came out and had some sweet things to say about Karan being conferred with the Padma Shri award recently.
Kangana was also conferred with the award, and when asked about Karan in an interview with India Today, she spoke about how he deserves it for the kind of career and body of work he has built around him.
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.
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.
Couldn’t have said it better!
Along with Kangana and Karan, Ekta Kapoor and Adnan Sami are also the recipients of the prestigious award and we send in our heartiest congratulations to them all!