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Anupam Kher, Ajay Devgn, Rajinikanth elated over Padma honours

Anupam KherNew Delhi, Jan 25: Bollywood actors Anupam Kher and Ajay Devgn on Monday welcomed the reported government decision to honour them with a Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri respectively. Megastar Rajinikanth’s daughter shared her joy on the award of a Padma Vibhushan for her father.

“Proud daughter!!! Appa is now Padma Vibhushan Shri Rajinikanth,” Soundarya, one of Rajinikanth’s two daughters, tweeted. Veteran actor Anupam Kher tweeted: “Happy, humbled and honoured to share that I have been awarded the Padma Bhushan. Greatest news of my life, JaiHind.”

Actor-filmmaker Ajay Devgn, who is in Bulgaria to shoot his directorial “Shivaay”, said: “I feel deeply humbled yet elated to receive such an honour from my own country. This announcement today makes it special for me when I’m filming abroad for my new film ‘Shivaay’.

“I’d like to acknowledge that Padma samman puts an extra responsibility on me, and I promise to serve my country for as long as I can.”

His wife and actress Kajol, who won the Padma Shri in 2011, tweeted: “Another Padma Shri in the family. Congrats to my other half with lots of love and pride.” (IANS)

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