French honor

Critically acclaimed actress-turned-director Nandita Das has been conferred with the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, one of the highest civilian awards of France, for her contribution to the development of Indo-French cooperation in cinema.

The actress, known for her performances in films like “Fire”, “Earth” and “Bawander”, received the award from French Ambassador Jerome Bonnafont.

Looking stunning in a pink saree, she said: “Every time I receive an award it brings an element of surprise. It makes me feel fortunate to get recognized for the work that I love doing.

“I had received the letter three years back, but somehow due to commitments, the ceremony got so delayed. But I feel more than happy today because I have my eight-month-old son also in my arms, who saw his mom getting the honor.

The ceremony didn’t let her stay away from her son. She was spotted cuddling and playing around with him.

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