Mumbai: Actress Richa Chadha was honored with Bharat Ratna Dr. Ambedkar Award 2020 for her significant contribution to Indian cinema. The actress will be receiving the honor on November 7 at Raj Bhawan from the Governor of Maharashtra, Bhagat Singh Koshyari. The event will be attended by a slim crowd of 25 people.
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In a statement, Chadha says, “It is an honor that I will hold close to my heart. For an actor who has no godfather, every achievement is priceless and well earned. The award reiterates my faith in my dreams. It has been a long journey to this point and standing by my value system and making movies that mean something more than just entertainment has always been my endeavor. I am grateful for this victory and it will only inspire me to choose better projects in the future. For the year that we’ve had, it remains a continual duty of artists to support the lesser privileged and help reinstate their lives. The job of an actor goes beyond an entertainer’s. We all bear the responsibility of upliftment of society, and as an influential person, I urge that more people join in support of the less privileged. The medical fraternity and the Kovid warriors alike believed in us to carry out our responsibility for the continued support, which drove us out of the most difficult year of our lives.”
The actress has just returned from the El Gouna Film Festival, where she was part of a panel discussion on women’s empowerment. Through her film choices, the actress has consistently carried envelope-choosing stories that trigger a larger discussion. In the last two parts of Panga and Section 375, the actress’ performance was quite successful, as the highlight of the film earned her praise from critics and audiences.