"I doubt if there have been 6 Padma Awardees in one family. And I wonder too for the three Padma Awards for one individual!!," Big B wrote on his blog
"Amitabh Bachchan is a legend in his lifetime. Padma Vibhushan is not enough. Somebody of his stature deserves a Bharat Ratna," Ms Banerjee said
"When years of hard work get recognised, especially by the government, one feels humbled and motivated. Amongst my other awards, this honour is the most special because it would mean a lot to my parents and elders," he said
Mr Khan was particularly upset that his former writing partner had already received two Padma honours. He said, "My partner Javed Akhtar has received both Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri"
"It came to me as a surprise because I never expected it," said Kota Srinivasa Rao
Sanjay Leela Bhansali was named for Padma Shri honour on the eve of 66th Republic Day
Big B will receive the Padma Vibhushan, the government announced yesterday
The ghazal maestro's widow, herself a renowned ghazal singer in the 1970s and 1980s, had been persuading Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi for many years to award the Bharat Ratna to her husband.
Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan, who celebrates his birthday on August 16, has two reasons to rejoice this time.
Government is examining a demand for taking back the Padma Shri award conferred on Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan in the wake of a Mumbai court framing charges against him.
Bollywood actors Kamal Haasan and Vidya Balan were among the batch of this year's Padma honorees who received their awards from President Pranab Mukherjee at a glittering ceremony in New Delhi on March 31.
Santosh Sivan, who will be conferred with the Padma Shri, said he felt good to have been chosen for the award and was grateful to the Tamil film industry for it.