Kangana Ranaut was among the film personalities who were conferred with Padma Shri honour for their outstanding contribution in the field of performing arts.
Kangana, who was in Chennai shooting for ‘Thalaivi’, a biopic on former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa when the announcement was made, shared a video thanking the government for the honour.
She said, “I am very thankful to the Indian government who have conferred me with the Padma Shri, to the friends who are congratulating and wishing me, and to all my admirers who have always supported me. Their support has helped me reach this point.”
Recently, Kangana slammed actor Saif Ali Khan for his recent comments about India’s history and identity. In an interview with film critic Anupama Chopra, Saif said “I don’t think there was a concept of India till the British gave it one.” This remarks of him received huge backlash from various quarters.
Asked about Saif’s comments by Zee News, Kangana said the existence of Mahabharatha proves that a united India existed before the British took over the country.
“This is not true. If there was no Bharath then what was Mahabharath? That 5,000-year-old text that was written, what was it? What did Ved Vyas write? Some people have just created these narratives that suit them. Sri Krishna was in Mahabharath. So there was a Bharath, that’s why it was mahaan. All the kings of India came together to fight that war. So it’s natural,” she said.