‘Padma Shri’ Is Different From Film Awards, Says Ajay Devgan While Receiving The Honour


Actor Ajay Devgan has just received one of the highest honour of the country, i.e the prestigious Padma Shri award. The 46 year old actor said, “It’s a great honour to be recognised by the country. It’s just not an award which is a film industry award. It makes you feel good about yourself and makes you realise that you are on the right track”.



The actor who is known best for his roles in Singham, Gangajal, Phool aur Kante, Diljale etc. has appreciated the honour and is glad to receive it, “I have always maintained that there are so many awards happening in the film industry, those are not awards, they are just software for TV. Padma Awards are recognised by the country, which is why receiving them is a great honour for the recipients”.

Ajay Devgan after receiving Padma Shri award in New Delhi
Ajay Devgan after receiving Padma Shri award in New Delhi

Amidst rumours of being close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Ajay contented, “I think, for every award or for everything in life there is always a controversy and there are people who accept it and others criticise… To me, it doesn’t matter. These people will always be there and you can’t make everyone happy”.


The actor has just returned from Bulgaria after three months of shooting and is now heading towards Mumbai to meet his wife Kajol and daughter Nysa (12) and son Yug (5).


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