#CLOCK | Delhi: “It feels great. It feels like all my wishes are fulfilled now… I couldn’t believe it at first… https://t.co/X9KIqk1HHt
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Asha Parekh received the award just days before her 80th birthday
th Birthday that falls on October 2nd. Posting the award, an enthusiastic Asha Parekh told ANI: “The time this award has come… it feels great. It feels like now all my wishes are fulfilled. When they (the government) told me that I would receive this award, at first I couldn’t believe that I would get it. Today I feel like I actually received it.” She continued in Gujarati, “I want to thank you all for this award. Please keep supporting me in this way.” Asha Parekh is best known for her performance in hits like “Dil Deke Dekho”, “Kati Patang”, “Teesri Manzil” and “Caravan” to name a few.
Ajay Devgn also received a National Award for Best Actor for Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior. He shared the honor with south star Suriya, who won it for Soorarai Pottru. Ajay wrote a thank you note after the big win, sharing, “Not counting the wins or the blessings, just being thankful for all of it. Most important is your love. I share this win with you all. It is my honor to present my awards from the President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu.”