Published On : Sun, Jan 3rd, 2016

Nitin Gadkari says Asha Parekh lobbied for Padma Bhushan

asha-parekhNagpur: Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday revealed that film actor Asha Parekh came to him for recommending her name for Padma Bhushan award.

10414561_1001445549929169_6733312867449266698_nGadkari even said that people are chasing him for awards these days as they want him to recommend their names.

“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,” Nitin Gadkari said.

Veteran actor Asha Parekh allegedly told the minister that she was entitled for the Padma Bhushan due to her massive contribution in Indian film industry.

The startling revelation was made by the minister during an event in Nagpur.