Professionally 2013 wasn’t a great year for the Oh la la girl but the actor will still walk away with Padma Shri award this year
Vidya Balan has been selected for the prestigious Padma Shri award which is India’s fourth highest civilian award. After winning the National Award in 2012 for her critically acclaimed film The Dirty Picture, this is another huge milestone for Sidharth Roy Kapur’s wifey. Though last year Vidya starrer Ghanchakkar failed to impress the audience and critics alike, in the past few years the starlet has given brilliant performances in films like Paa, Ishqiya, No One Killed Jessica and Kahaani. Vidya, who started her acting career with television show Hum Paanch, has certainly come a long way. so wethinks this award well deserved. Besides Vids, veteran actor Paresh Rawal will also receive the Padma Shri award. The Oh My God actor-producer has been in industry for a long time and we are glad that he will be conferred with the coveted Padma award for his immense contribution in the field of cinema.
President Pranab Mukherjee will present the Padma Shri award to these two eminent personalities of Bollywood at a function which will be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan around March or April.