On Wednesday the nation woke as a lot as Ramayan’s favourite Sita, Dipika Chiklia being quoted in a Hindi every day, “अगर मोदी सरकार को लगता है कि ‘रामायण’ ने संस्कृति में योगदान दिया है तो हमें पद्म सम्मान से सम्मानित करें (if the Modi authorities feels that Ramayan has contributed to India custom then we must be honoured with the Padma award).”
On listening to this assertion, there was a widespread hue and cry among the many many followers and well-wishers of the serial. A Union Minister on oath of anonymity observed, “I’ve on no account heard of an artiste lobbying for his or her private Padma award. Let the Authorities resolve whom it wishes to honour.”
In a startling twist to the controversy Dipika completely denied having lobbied for her private Padma. “I on no account said that I must be given the Padma award. Individuals are twisting my phrases. The topic (of getting the Padma award) on no account received right here to me. It was directed at Arun Govil solely. I was requested regarding the royalty from the latest telecast of Ramayan. And positive, I did say we should always at all times get royalty. It was Arunji who spoke regarding the Padma awards, and that too on account of he was requested about it,” says Dipika in an distinctive chat with me.
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