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Film producers Karan Johar, Ekta Kapoor, actor-filmmaker Kangana Ranaut, and music composer Adnan Sami were among 61 Padma Shri awardees for the year 2020 who received the country's fourth-highest civilian honour on Monday at a ceremony held in the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi.
President Ram Nath Kovind presented Padma awards to 73 individuals, some posthumously. Of these, four were Padma Vibhushan, eight Padma Bhushan and 61 Padma Shri awards for the year 2020, according to a statement issued by the President's office.
The people on Twitter are yet again divided with on one hand many congratulating the respective producers and actors who are the recipient of the prestigious award and on the other hand some questioning the integrity of the choice for the same.
Let’s take a look at the reactions and the questions netizens are raising on social media, here:
By giving #KanganaRanaut a Padma, the PM and his party have proved their commitment to hate speech. Not eradicating it but propagating it— Ajay Kamath (@ajay43) November 9, 2021
Honor of prestigious #PadmaShri getting devalued w/ passing years as undeserving candidates like Karan Johar, Ekta Kapoor receiving the award. #KanganaRanaut for being loyal watchdog of the ruling government.— ???????????????????????? (@aka_dpu) November 8, 2021
No serious contributions to our nation by the aforementioned artists. pic.twitter.com/g72G0iUDvl
#KanganaRanaut— Rajesh Kumar (@091Rajeshkumar) November 8, 2021
If Kangana Ranaut has been awarded Padma Shri, logically Smriti Irani should also be awarded. Similar Performance.
Giving Padma to #AdnanSami son of a Pakistani who fought against Republic of India in 1965— Selvin Thomas (@Muzzris) November 8, 2021
BJP government is Antinational
#AdnanSami contribution in Indian Cinema 0% his contribution to Indian Society 0% but still he received #PadmaShriAward— Tariq Jawaid⚽ (@tariqjawaid19) November 9, 2021
Message is loud & clear lick GOI's boot or get kicked. pic.twitter.com/A4V95HptpE
Bhakts are ok with #AdnanSami (son of Pakistani Army man ) getting Padma— Selvin Thomas (@Muzzris) November 8, 2021
No surprise ...Their leader love Pakistan ..He was the only PM who went there to have Briyani uninvited
We feel ashamed that @PadmaAwards is bestowed on ppl like @karanjohar and #ektakapoor who have contributed nothing to take the art of cinema forward except for some masala films full of vulgarity and nonsense. @PMOIndia if ever u cud do something ..take it back— Sandeep Verma (@Stylerugsays) November 8, 2021
Respected PM & President,@narendramodi@rashtrapatibhvn— Supriya Ranganathan???????? (@SupriyaSSR3007) November 8, 2021
Can You see the Disappointment n Rage amongst People of India for such an insult to such a prestigious award to this Nepo Bollywood Director person Named #KaranJohar ❓
Whose drug video is still in controversy‼️
A man without morals #KaranJohar— Supriya Ranganathan???????? (@SupriyaSSR3007) November 8, 2021
Who has insulted the concept of Indian marriage in his movies #aedilhaimushkil & #kabhialvidanakehna ‼️
एकता कपूर और करण जोहर से#PadmaShriWapasLo
Take Back Padma Shri Award from Karan Johar & Ekta Kapoor. It's an insult to award itself! ????????????