It is learnt that dance master Shiva Shankar won the National Award in the category of best choreographer for “Dheera Dheera..” song in “Maghadeera”. He attended 15Minutes late for the 57th National Award ceremony, when asked about the reason he shared his bitter experience.
This acclaimed dance master and his family landed in trouble when the car to pick them from the hotel to Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi (venue of the 57th National Awards) did not come in time. Then he had to arrange a taxi. But when he reached the venue, the security officials did not allow them to enter the venue as they were late by more than 15 minutes.
After a long argument with the security, the dance master and his family were allowed to get inside only after Indian President Pratibha Patil came around 5.30 p.m. In a press note, dance master Shiva Shankar said the people in charge of arranging his car were responsible for the whole episode.