Richa Chadha lands French honour
Actress Richa Chadha is to receive the prestigious Chevalier Des Arts et des Lettres award from the French government for her contribution to cinema.
Richa Chadha is to receive the prestigious Chevalier Des Arts et des Lettres award from the French government.
The actress will be honoured for her contribution to cinema by the French cultural ministry which awards the title to distinguished artists in the fields of cinema, literature, arts, and fashion.
She said in a statement: "It is truly an overwhelming and humbling moment for me to be recognised by the French government and the Counsel General of France to India with the prestigious ‘Chevalier Des Arts et des Lettres’ award.
"To stand in the esteemed company of legends such as Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is a testament to the power of storytelling and the impact cinema can have on bridging cultures and societies. My journey in the film industry has been nothing short of a roller-coaster ride, filled with challenges, triumphs, and invaluable lessons.”
She added: "Receiving this honour is not just a personal achievement; it is a recognition of the collective efforts of everyone who believed in my vision, from my family and friends to my mentors and collaborators. This accolade reaffirms my belief that storytelling knows no boundaries, and it is my responsibility as an artist to contribute meaningfully to the global dialogue. Thank you to the French government and the Counsel General of France to India for this honour, which only motivates me to strive for excellence and make a positive impact on the world through my work."
Previous recipients of the award include Shah Rukh Khan, Kamal Haasan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as well as international stars including Bjork, Jackie Chan and Kylie Minogue.
Richa will receive the honour from Consul General of France in Mumbai, Jean-Marc Sere-Charlet, in a ceremony on October 28 as part of the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, which runs from October 27 to November 5.