Manoj Bajpayee’s statement on receiving the Padmashree Award

Since the time I heard the news I have been ecstatic And feel very honoured. My family, my friends, my fans, all of them have been sending their congratulations and love since the news came out.

When a performance is judged on the basis of excellence it’s truly amazing and the feeling of victory is much sweeter.

I’m privileged & honoured to receive such a prestigious award for all my film work. I’m grateful and humbled at the same time and I thank each & everyone who has ever appreciated and applauded by  efforts that I  put into all the characters that I play in films.

This is not an honor for Manoj Bajpayee the actor only but its an honour for the journey of conviction and the belief with which i have tirelessly worked towards my goal. I would really like to thank each and everyone who has contributed to this journey , my career and my life.