I should have got Padma Shri first in my generation: Balachandra Menon


Veteran director and actor Balachandra Menon has said that in his generation, he should have got Padma Shri first.

“It was in 1984. The opportunity for Padma Shri came up when I was doing April 18. In that case, I should have been the first actor to get Padma shri in my generation. Finally I got it in 2007. And actually it was the time when I should have contested Lok Sabha election from Thiruvananthapuram or some other constituencies. I could have easily done that but I love sit with a peaceful mind… ,” he opened up in an exclusive interview given to Kerala Kaumudi Online.

Full interview