It seems ‘Housefull’ filmmaker Sajid Nadiadwala has made his mark — not just on the Indian film industry, but on the powers that be in France too. Earlier this week, it was announced that Sajid will soon be conferred with the prestigious title of ‘Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et Lettres’ at a special ceremony in New Delhi. Only weeks ago, lauded food critic Rashmi Uday Singh received the same honour.
Established in 1957 to recognize eminent artists and writers (as well as people who have contributed significantly to furthering the arts in France and throughout the world), the Order of Arts and Letters is given out three times each year. Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Uma Thurman and Wes Anderson are other recipients, so — as you can imagine — this is no mean feat, and celebrations are certainly in order. Perhaps that is why Sajid’s affable wife Warda was shopping up a storm at the recently-revamped Trésorie in Mumbai yesterday, while the city celebrated Gudi Padwa.
From faux flowers to classic crockery, Warda spent well over an hour selecting home décor items at the plush suburban store. If you ask us, Mrs. Nadiadwala looked like she was prepping for a party. Sajid’s latest honour certainly merits one, wouldn’t you say?
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