Call it the media sensitivity or the need to make presence felt in social media, there are always those who are up in arms against any decision taken. This becomes more when awards and recognition are given to individuals. The same is happening with the Padma awards.
Few groups have begun protesting as to why the showman of the south Shankar was not chosen for the Padma awards because his contribution to cinema and society through this medium is outstanding. Yes, it is true that Shankar’s films always carry a social message.
While the grievance from Shankar’s fans is understood, there are reports that the committee choosing Padma award recipients have already put Shankar’s name in their list. He is expected to receive the ‘Padma’ award for the next year. Wonder what Shankar has to say to the whole thing.