Popular Malayalam actor Jayaram Subramaniyam, who is busy with the
shooting of the movie China Town, has been surprised by
the news of winning Padma Shri award. He is very happy with the
Government of India for recognising his service as artist,
percussionist, Chenda player and mimicry artist.
Jayaram was filming a crucial scene with Mohanlal and Dileep for
Rafi Mecartin's comedy film China Town at Ramoji Rao
Studios in Hyderabad on Tuesday afternoon. He was surprised, when
superstar Mohanlal reveled the news about his selection for Padma
Shri award. He could not believe his ears thinking that he was
pulling his leg.
The Mollywood star is very happy to receive the Padma Shri
award, the highest civilian award given by the Government of India.
"It is a recognition of my work as an artist, percussionist, chenda
player and mimicry artist. For a person like me, it is the ultimate
recognition. I just can't ask for more!" the Time of India quotes
him as saying.
However, Jayaram has acted in nearly 200 films including both
Tamil and Malayalam in his 25-years career. He has received several
state awards from both Kerala and Tamil Nadu, but for the first
time, he is being honoured with national level recognition like