Controversy surrounded the highest civilian honour of India after the Padma Shri winners were announced on Saturday. Singer Adnan Sami who was granted the Indian citizenship in 2016 was among the people who were honoured with the Padma Shri. While several raised questions on his win, actor Annu Kapoor took a sly dig at the awards.
Replying to a fan on Twitter, Annu Kapoor went ahead and took a sarcastic dig on the awards by saying that undeserving people like him would never get the honour.
A Twitter user conducted a Twitter poll and wrote : “Kya film jagat ke suprasidh, great comedian, abhineta, nirmata-nirdeshak avom host param aadharniya Shri Annu Kapoor sahab ko unki adbhut pratibha ke liye sarvoccha rashtriya Padma Awards milna chahiye? Kripaya vote avashya karen (Does celebrated comedian, actor, producer-director and host, honourable Annu Kapoor not deserve a Padma Award for his rare talent? Please vote).”
क्या फिल्म जगत के सुप्रसिद्ध
ग्रेट कॉमेडियन अभिनेता निर्माता-निर्देशक एवं रेडियो होस्ट परम आदरणीय श्री @annukapoor_ साहब को उनकी अद्भुत प्रतिभा के लिए
सर्वोच्च राष्ट्रीय @PadmaAwards मिलना चाहिए ?
कृपया वोट अवश्य करें
— Veerpal Singh (@VeerpalSingh297) January 27, 2020
Responding to the poll, Annu Kapoor wrote, “Dhanyawad, bhai lekin padma puraskar keval yogya aur deserving logon ko hi diye jaaten hain. Mujh jaise ayogya aur nalayak ko nahin. Phir bhi aapne mujhe yaad kiya isske liye bahut aabhari hoon (Thank you. Padma awards are given to deserving candidates, not to undeserving people like me. Nonetheless, that you thought of me, was great and for that I am grateful to you).”
धन्यवाद भाई लेकिन पद्म पुरस्कार केवल योग्य और deserving लोगों को ही दिए जातें हैं मुझ जैसे अयोग्य और नालायक को नहीं फिर भी आपने मुझे याद किया इसके लिए बहुत आभारी हूँ ???????????? https://t.co/PVXaSPGrby
— ANNU KAPOOR (@annukapoor_) January 27, 2020
Annu Kapoor who made his film debut with Shyam Benegal's 1983 film Mandi is known for his work in both mainstream and parallel films. Of recent times the actor is best known for his works in films like Vicky Donor, Mr India and Jolly LLB 2.