Ekta Kapoor dedicates Padma Shri honour to her two pillars of strength

Film maker Ekta Kapoor has been honoured with the Fourth Highest Civilian Award ‘Padma Shri Award’ for excellence in the field of performing Arts.

She was presented the prestigious award by President of India Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony held today at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Ekta Kapoor was accompanied by her father, veteran actor Jeetendra.

Expressing happiness after the big achievement, Ekta Kapoor shared in a statement, “It is an absolute honour to receive the Fourth Highest Civilian Award for my humble contribution in the field of performing arts. It is a surreal moment and a matter of great pride. I want to dedicate this badge of honour to my two pillars of strength – my mom and dad. They believed in me with their whole heart and it is because of them, I am who I am!”

 “I am really overwhelmed with all the love and accolades that are coming my way. I want to thank my family, friends, my team at Balaji Telefilms and most importantly – the audience, for believing in me and supporting me. I hope to always push the envelope, challenge norms, give talents a platform that they truly deserve, instill pride and give back to the country that has fuelled my ambition and dreams,” she added.