Anupam Kher trolled for dissing Padma Awards in 2010


Actor Anupam Kher has time and again attracted Twitter trolls and this time he has learnt the hard way that the Internet never forgets and his forgetfulness caused him much embarrassment.

Anupam Kher received the Padma Bhushan Award this year, 12 years after receiving the Padma Shri in 2004. The ‘Saaransh’ actor who is an active user of social media, took to Twitter and graciously announced the news and also dedicated the award to his father in his tweets.   

“Happy, Humbled & Honoured to share that i have been awarded The PADMA BHUSHAN by the Govt. of India. Greatest news of my life:) #JaiHind#PadmaAwardForPatriots :)

“Miss my father. He was my biggest fan. For him i was d Bestest. I dedicate my PADMA BHUSHAN to him. Dad! Have a party where ever you are.:),” the actor posted on the micro-blogging site.

Little did Anupam Kher know that his tweets will make him the target of Twitter trolls for his own gaffe. Much to the actor’s embarrassment, an old tweet by him in 2010 found its way in present and twitteratis started bashing him on the social platform.

Anupam Kher had dismissed the Padma honours as inauthentic in the 2010 tweet, “AWARDS in our country have become a mockery of our system. There is NO authenticity left in any one of them. B it films, National or now PADMA.”

While the actor seems to have had a change of heart in six years, Twitter users had a field day making a mockery of the actor.

Here are some of the tweets:

Santoesha Bissesar @MsSantoesha: @AnupamPkher Ok. So u accepted Padma Award despite knowing it has no authenticity only for @narendramodi ji..???????????? Jai Ho !!

Rishikesh @Chutiya_Policy: What? Padma award has NO authenticity? Are you serious? @AnupamPkher

ASD @DeoAmarSingh: @AnupamPkher @SimpleCommonMan So you have finally decided to silently accept the inauthentic award? Any reason for this change of heart!

Nation Wants To Know @whatnationwants: Why It took @AnupamPkher 5 yrs to realise Padma Awards r not a mockery of our system? #PadmaAward4Bhakts #AnupamKher