Bollywood celebrities congratulate Manoj Bajpayee after receiving Padma Shri award
Actor Manoj Bajpayee, who is known for his raw acting prowess, was honoured with Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, from President Ram Nath Kovind at the ceremony held in Rashtrapati Bhawan on Saturday.
The 49-year-old actor expressing his happiness on receiving the honour, tweeted, “It was an honour and a privilege sir @rashtrapatibhvn.”
Not just Manoj, even his fellow celebrities celebrated his win by posting congratulatory tweets for the actor.
Anupam Kher, Taapsee Pannu, Bhumi Pednekar, Randeep Hooda, Anurag Kashyap, Hansal Mehta, Adil Hussain, Sonu Sood, among many others took to their respective Twitter handles to post congratulatory messages for the actor.
Anupam Kher congratulated the actor and wrote, “Congratulations dearest @BajpayeeManoj for this honour. I am sure this is just the beginning. Love and happiness always. Manoj Bajpayee receives Padma Shri from President Kovind.”
Bhumi Pednekar, who recently starred alongside the actor in ‘Sonchiriya’ too posted a sweet message. She wrote, “Congratulations Sir...we’ve learnt so much from all your performances and more than that enjoyed watching them..more power to you.”
The Padma Awards were presented in two ceremonies in New Delhi. On March 11, actor Mohanlal was honoured with the Padma Bhushan, actor-choreographer-director Prabhudeva received the Padma Shri and musician Shankar Mahadevan received the Padma Shri. Late actor Kader Khan, who passed away on December 31 last year, was awarded Padma Shri (posthumous).
The government had received nearly 50,000 nominations for this year's Padma awards.