I am honoured to receive the prestigious Padma Shri award : Manoj Bajpayee

The actor’s name was added in the award list on Republic Day, overall 113 people will receive the Padma awards this year.

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Versatile actor Manoj Bajpayee who will be conferred with Padma Shri award by the government said that he feels honoured to receive such a prestigious award.

The actor has always been appreciated by the audiences for his commendable work in Bollywood. He is popularly known for movies like Satya, Shool, LOC Kargil, Gangs of Wasseypur, Aligarh, Gali Gulieyan, and Special 26.

The actor’s name was added in the award list on Republic Day, overall 113 people will receive the Padma awards this year.

On receiving the award Manoj said in a statement, “Since the time I heard the news I have been ecstatic and feel very honoured. My family, my friends, my fans, all of them have been sending their congratulations and love since the news came out. When a performance is judged on the basis of excellence it’s truly amazing and the feeling of victory is much sweeter. I’m privileged and honoured to receive such a prestigious award for all my film work. I’m grateful and humbled at the same time and I thank each and everyone who has ever appreciated and applauded by efforts that I put into all the characters that I play in films. This is not an honour for Manoj Bajpayee the actor only but it’s an honour for the journey of conviction and the belief with which I have tirelessly worked towards my goal. I would really like to thank each and everyone who has contributed to this journey, my career and my life.”

Later during a media interaction, he also said that he is happy that no one has abused him on social media platforms for receiving the award. “There have been quite a few instances in the recent past when people have criticised the government's choice on social media when it comes to conferring Padma awards to a particular individual”, mentioned Bajpayee.

On the professional front, Manoj Bajpayee will be seen in Director Abhishek Chaubey’s upcoming release, Son Chiriya. The film is slated to hit the theatres in March.

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