Filmmaker Chandraprakash Dwivedi, best known for directing television marvel Chanakya and critically lauded film Pinjar, has won Padma Shri this year among many others. The Padma Awards were announced on the eve of Republic Day 2022. Chandraprakash is among the 107 Padma Shri Award recipients this year, which also includes legendary singers like Sonu Nigam and Rashid Khan from the field of Art.
Dwivedi is presently making the period film Prithviraj starring megastar Akshay Kumar and former Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar. Kumar congratulated his film’s director on winning the Padma Shri. Akshay tweeted, “Heartwarming to see some great names in the #PadmaAwards list. Amazing achievers from Science, Armed Forces, Sports, Industry, Art… And of course my director friend Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi. Super proud.”
Heartwarming to see some great names in the #PadmaAwards list. Amazing achievers from Science, Armed Forces, Sports, Industry, Art… And of course my director friend Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi. Super proud ????????
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) January 25, 2022
The Prithviraj director and script writer is popularly known for directing the 1991 television masterpiece Chanakya in which he also played the title role of the political strategist Chanakya and an inspiration for millions.
Meanwhile, Akshay Kumar starrer Prithviraj has been postponed amid the COVID-19 concerns.
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