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  Entertainment   In Other News  30 Jan 2020  ‘I can understand your frustration’

‘I can understand your frustration’

Published : Jan 30, 2020, 1:21 am IST
Updated : Jan 30, 2020, 1:21 am IST

Adnan Sami on those who are trolling him for his Padma.

Adnan Sami
 Adnan Sami

No one can take away the joy singer-musician Adnan Sami feels at receiving the Padma Shri from the Indian government.

“It came to me like a bolt from the blue. It wasn’t as though I nursed a teenyweeny ambition of getting such an honour. The Padma Shri was nowhere on my radar. So, when I got the call informing me that I was being honoured I was like… in a dream. I can’t thank the Government enough for finding me worthy of the honour. I am glad I got it while I’m still young. I feel fuelled and charged into doing more work, to prove myself even more worthy of the honour,” says Adnan as he prepares  to celebrate.


To those who think he is too ‘Pakistani’ for a Padma Shri, here’s what Adnan has to say, “I can understand your frustration.  I have it (the Padma Shri). You don’t. I am the one being honoured by our Government. You are not. I can understand you frustration and  bitterness.”

Adnan has little patience with trolls. “30 percent of them are jealous and frustrated  with their own lives. Another 30 percent  are attention seekers who like to bash celebrities just to feel different from the crowd. 20 percent are  misguided souls. And the rest of the 20 percent actually believe the rubbish they write about people in the limelight. Why should I believe the trolls when there are 1.3 billion people  out there who are with me?”


Adnan now prepares  to celebrate  his Padma Shri. “Of course I’m going to throw a party for all my friends from the entertainment fraternity. I wish my father was here... he would’ve been so proud of me. I am very happy for Karan Johar for receiving the award We often tend to overlook those who work within the commercial framework.”

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