Mumbai: For most of their friends in the film industry, the Padma Shri for the prolific director Priyadarsan and the Padma Bhushan for illustrious actress Shabana Azmi, veteran actor Dharmendra and acclaimed filmmaker Mira Nair have come a little late. But they are happy and content.Priyadarsan feels this is the best time he could receive an award of such repute."Why do you feel it`s come too late? Everything happens at the right time. Until a few years back, I hadn`t received a single national award. Then I got it for `Kancheevaram`, which many consider my career`s best. But I feel every recognition comes when it is meant to come," he said."The Padma Shri is important for me at this juncture because I`m not in a space where I make both kinds of films, the artistic and the commercial. If I am proud of `Kancheevaram`, I`m also not ashamed of `De Dana Dan`.
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