By FnF Desk | PUBLISHED: 26, Jan 2019, 14:24 pm IST | UPDATED: 26, Jan 2019, 21:03 pm IST
Delhi: Singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan feels humbled and honoured on being chosen for the Padma Shri. He also considers his musical partners Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa as equal recipients of the country's fourth-highest civilian honour.
The government announced the Padma Awards 2019 on the eve of India's 70th Republic Day.
The trio have given many hits for films like Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Dil Chahta Hai and Lakshya.
Getting Padma Shri means that "I have to work harder. There's more melodious music coming up". "We are doing very good films. We are doing Chhapaak with (filmmaker) Meghna Gulzar, Saaho, The Zoya Factor and Panga," said the singer, who is currently being lauded for his work in Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.
"I am glad that people are recognising that work and people are also liking the movie. I really hope it does well. Kangana (Ranaut) is fabulous in the film. It's a very important movie for the next generation to know about such an important character," he said about the film based on Rani Lakshmibai.