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‘Padma Shri will help silence so many people’

‘Padma Shri will help silence so many people’

Indian actress Kangana Ranaut has said her Padma Shri honour is a reply to all those who’ve questioned her ideology and statements on national issues. Post receiving the fourth-highest civilian award in India on Monday, Kangana posted a video on her Instagram handle where she thanked the government and also reminded fans about the issues she’s stood up for and against, reports The Indian Express.

“As an artiste, I’ve received several awards, honours, love and acknowledgments. But for the first time, I’ve been awarded by the government of India for being its loyal citizen, and I’m indebted for that. I started my career at a young age and got success only after 8-10 years. But instead of enjoying that success, I started working on certain things like refusing to endorse fairness products, to do item numbers, to work in films by big production houses with big male actors. I ended up making more enemies than money,” the actor said in the video.

Kangana said as she became aware about India, she decided to take “destructive forces” head-on. “I still have so many cases registered against me for the same. People often ask me why I do such things or what do I achieve by speak out as this isn’t my work. I’d say, this Padma Shri is a reply to them. It’ll silence so many people. I thank my country from the bottom of my heart for honouring me. Jai Hind,” Kangana said.