Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Prasoon Joshi named for Padma Shri

Acclaimed filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and celebrated writer-lyricist and ad guru Prasoon Joshi were named for Padma Shri honour Sunday on the eve of 66th Republic Day.

They will receive the award for their contribution to art over the years. 

A glance over Bhansali’s films showcases grandeur and originality and his knack of story telling. Be it his Khamoshi: The Musical, Devdas, Black or Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-Leela, Bhansali has connected with the audience in a special way. 

Joshi, whose lyrics echoes melody and originality, is known to juggle between the two worlds of advertising and Bollywood. He is also known to do his bit for the society by taking up cleanliness initiative himself and spreading awareness about the same through his lyrics. 

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