Karan Johar, Kangana Ranaut, Ekta Kapoor , Adnan Sami ,Suresh Wadekar get Padma Shris

You really didn’r expect  Deepika Padukone to be   conferred  with a  Padma award,  did you?Not after her JNU visit  for sure.

This Republic Day, the Governmemt,  in all its time-tested wisdom has decided to  honour a selfsconsciously  motley crew  from the Indian  entertainment industry with Padma Shris.

So there  are the three K’s, Kangana  Ranaut and Karan  Johar(who can’t stand each  other) and Ekta Kapoor whose  television serials with titles beginning with the letter  ‘K’ not-so-subtly redefined  the  homeviewing  space  by aggrandizing the hope of  soap  via the medium of  tedium.

Karan Johar’s films from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai in 1998  to , ahem, Kalank and  Good Newwz  in 2019  revamped the  old  kitschy formula  of massy entertainment  with an urban tadka. He says he is humbled  by the Padma Shri. Don’t let that  façade of  humility fool you. Karan believes in his own  brand better than anyone else.

The sheer  volume of  work that Karan and Ekta have done makes them eligible for a Padma Shri(I guess!). By the way, does the Padma  mean Karan has been forgiven for his  naked  partiality towards the Pakistani heart-throb Fawad Khan  ,now replaced  by  the suitably Indian VijayDeverakonda in the  producer-director’s range of  favour.

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