Madhur Bhandarkar to Receive Padma Shri, Tweets He is 'Grateful'

  | January 25, 2016 21:28 IST (New Delhi)
Madhur Bhandarkar

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"Really grateful, honoured to be awarded Padma Shri. I accept it with all humility, this great respect bestowed by my Government and my country," Madhur Bhandarkar wrote on Twitter. He added: "I would like to thank my Producers, technicians, actors and my friends for this great honour and most importantly my family for their support"

National Award-winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, known for showcasing real life issues through his films, will be conferred the Padma Shri honour. The list of Padma awardees was announced on Monday. He said he accepts it with "all humility".
He tweeted:

Mr Bhandarkar is best known for his films like Chandni Bar, Page 3, Traffic Signal and Fashion.
However, Mr Bhandarkar's last release Calendar Girls failed to perform at the box office.

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