Actor Manoj Bajpai will be conferred with the prestigious National Citizen's Award, by the President of India in the first week of December.
The actor, who came to notice playing Bhiku Mhatre in Ramgopal Varma's Satya, is brimming with excitement at having bagged the award. So much that he has got a special sherwani designed for the occasion by fashion designer Shahid Amir.
"My earlier awards have never fetched so much happiness for my old parents. My cousins and relatives are already celebrating in Bihar," an elated Manoj is reported to have said.
About what made him the perfect candidate for the award, Manoj adds: "I think it's my honesty, my focus and, above all, my simplicity they (jury) must have voted for."
Manoj was last seen acting in Varma production 'Road'. He is currently acting in a number of films including JP Dutta's 'LoC', Chandraprakash Dwivedi's Pinjar and an action thriller by Pankaj Parashar.