President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the prestigious Padma Shri on veteran actor Manoj Bajpayee at a ceremony held in New Delhi. Actor’s wife Shabana was also present at the award ceremony.
Talking about his award, Manoj said, “I have been ecstatic since the announcement of the Padmashri and feel very honoured. My family, my friends, my fans, all of them have been sending their congratulations and love from across the globe. When a performance is judged on the basis of excellence it’s truly amazing and the feeling of victory is so 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 & everyone who has ever appreciated and applauded by efforts that I put into my films” added Manoj in his statement.
Manoj was last seen in the dacoit drama Sonchiriya, co-starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Bhumi Pednekar. The film won tremendous acclaim from critics. However, it performed very poorly at the Box office and was declared a commercial disaster.
Next, he will be seen in The Family Man and in a significant role in the titular role in Bhonsle that release later this year.