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Asha Parekh climbed 12 floors to lobby for Padma Bhushan: Gadkari

Asha Parekh climbed 12 floors to lobby for Padma Bhushan: Gadkari
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In a startling revelation, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has claimed that Bollywood veteran actress Asha Parekh had come to him seeking to be recommended for Padma Bhushan saying that she was \'entitled\' for one.

Film actor Asha Parekh came to me for recommending her name for Padma Bhushan. The lift of my apartment was not functioning properly, so she climbed 12 floors to meet me in person

Nagpur : In a startling revelation, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has claimed that Bollywood veteran actress Asha Parekh had come to him seeking to be recommended for Padma Bhushan saying that she was 'entitled' for one.

Gadkari was addressing an event here when he said the giving out awards was creating a ‘headache’ these days and that he was being ‘chased’ for recommendations and that the celebrated actress had done the same.

"Film actor Asha Parekh came to me for recommending her name for Padma Bhushan. The lift of my apartment was not functioning properly, so she climbed 12 floors to meet me in person and I really felt bad about it," the minister said.

Gadkari added that Parekh said that she was entitled for Padma Bhushan due to her massive contribution to the Indian Film industry. Parekh was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award in 2014 and with the Padma Shri in 1992.

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