The strong buzz is that Kamal Hassan‘s name was dropped from the Padma awards list due to the controversy over his much-awaited flick Viswaroopam.
Sources say, the central government has decided to confer Kamal with Padma Bhushan until a day before the official announcement of awards. After imposing ban on Viswaroopam in Tamilnadu and few parts of AP, the centre has felt this isn’t the appropriate time to honour the actor.
Even the announcement of awards got delayed till Friday as the government was unable to decide whether or not to recognize his services to the Film Industry.
Kamal Hassan, a Padma Shri awardee, missed the opportunity to bag Padma Bhushan due to some unfortunate incidents that happened in the past few days. A great actor like Kamal Hassan deserves to get the third highest civilian award and if not now, he will get the due credit for his priceless efforts some other day.