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Vidya Balan, Kamal Haasan get Padma Shri

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee conferred the Padma Shri awards on Bollywood actors Vidya Balan and Kamaal Haasan in a lavish ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan today.

Vidya, known for her roles in No one Killed Jessica, The Dirty Picture, Paa, Ishquiya, Kahaani and the likes also has a National award to her credit.

The actress said she was thrilled at being selected for the Padma Shri, saying it is a matter of 'great pride' for her.

The beautiful actress dedicated the honour to her family and said, "I'm thrilled. I'm overjoyed. I'm overwhelmed. I'm honoured. I'm humbled! I'm running out of words to express my feelings and gratitude."