Tamil superstar Rajinikanth will receive the Padma Vibhushan, the country's second-highest civilian honour. Actor Anupam Kher and singer Udit Narayan will receive the Padma Bhushan. Priyanka Chopra and Ajay Devgn will receive the Padma Shri
National Award-winning artists like Dibakar Banerjee are returning their government awards and honours to protest impediments to freedom of speech and expression. But Shah Rukh said: "The country is becoming increasingly intolerant. Respect those who returned government awards, but (I) won't return mine"
Known for her roles in films like Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Khubsoorat, Silsila, Utsav and Khoon Bhari Maang, Rekhaji also received the Padma Shri, India fourth highest civilian honour. She was last seen in a cameo in Shamitabh
Mr Bachchan received the Padma Shri in 1984 and the Padma Bhushan in 2001.
Mr Bhansali and Mr Joshi received the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award
"The fact is that it is a national honour and they have obviously researched pretty well to have given him this award," she said
The Union Home Ministry has asked the Mumbai Police to expedite sending a report on alleged brawl involving Padma Shri awardee Saif Ali Khan in a restaurant
"Most humbled and honoured by what the Nation has given me," he added
"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