On Monday, November 8, producer Ekta Kapoor was honoured with the fourth-highest civilian award in a ceremony that was held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi. 

Soon after receiving the Padma Shri Award, Ekta Kapoor was bombarded with love and congratulatory messages on social media by close friends and family. 

Smriti Irani, Anil Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan, Sussanne Khan were among the few who penned hearty wishes for the producer online.

While actor-turned-politician Smriti Irani shared a lengthy heartfelt note for her Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi producer saying, “Kumari Ekta Ravi Kapoor #padmashri .. it’s an absolute honour to see my friend bestowed with one of the highest civilian awards in the Nation. 

She has toiled for years on end to create a brand , a belief , a creative universe which transcended boundaries across many a mediums. 

Be it Television, OTT or movies , she has reimagined , repositioned not only stories but also her own self . My heartiest congratulations @ektarkapoor #proud #sisterlove.” 

On the other hand, Anil Kapoor said, “Congratulations Ekta .. all you hard work , passion and love for making entertainment content has paid off …  all my best always.” 

Hrithik Roshan’s ex-wife Sussanne Khan also rejoiced upon receiving the new and said, “Wowwwww…you my darling are are such a pure spirit of super, incredible talent and determination.. gods hands always will be on your head.. you deserve all the love and the success life has to offer.. so proud of you my friend!! heart full joy to read this!!”