Monoj Bajpayee along with other actors name has been announced during the Republic day who are entitled to receive Padma Shri from Government of India.
Talented actor Manoj Bajpayee who has always withstand by his performance in Bollywood film industry as an actor for Satya to Aligarh, has been entitled to receive Padma Shri by the Indian Government.
The actor whose name has been added in the award list on Republic Day said that he is really happy that no one has abused him on social media platforms after his name was announced for the most coveted award of the country.
A total of 113 people will receive the Padma Shri awards this year. Apart from Manoj Bajpayee, the list includes the name of late Bollywood actor Kader Khan and dancer-filmmaker Prabhudheva.
During a media interaction with IANS, Manoj Bajpayee said that he thinks that he is an exception in that way. ”There have been quite a few instances in the recent past when people have criticized the government’s choice on social media when it comes to conferring Padma awards to a particular individual,”
When asked to Manoj on his feeling when he is entitled to receive such an award of great respect, Manoj Bajpayee said, “My friends, relatives and followers are very happy with it. I have observed that till now, no one has abused me on social media and no controversy has been created when my name was announced.
So, I think it is a good thing that when you get an honour nobody has raised objections against it,” Bajpayee added.
Manoj Bajpayee with is unmatched acting skills has already bagged two National Awards and several other accolades. He came to know about his nomination for Padma Shri from Anupam Kher. According to the actor, when Anupam Kher told him about it before sleeping at night, he said he got freezed.
Manoj said, “I didn’t know how to react on this news because I wasn’t expecting that something like this is going to happen.”
He will now be seen in the upcoming film Son Chiriya starring Sushant Singh Rajput, Bhumi Pednekar, Ranvir Shorey, and other actors.
Talking about the film, Bajpayee said, “I think we have made a really good film in form of Son Chiriya. I have been a huge admirer of Abhishek Chaubey’s (director) work and I feel fortunate to work with him.”
”He must be wondering why I didn’t respond in a joyful manner because honestly, I didn’t understand how to react to it,” Manoj Bajpayee said to IANS.
When asked about his role in the film, he said, ”I have played a small role in the film but it’s a really good role which he has offered to me. I hope the audience appreciate my role in the film.”
Directed by Abhishek Chaubey, Son Chiriya is a crime thriller set in the location of Chambal. The film is set to hit the screens in March this year.