“I have grown up watching Hemaji’s films. When I got the news of this felicitation by the country that I call home, I was extremely elated. She deserves many such honours,” the 33-year-old said in a statement.
“I wish I could have been a part of the Bollywood festival (in Norway), which happens every year, as it would have been such a great moment to see Hemaji receive this felicitation,” she added.
Mahek left Norway a decade ago to pursue a career in Bollywood and has worked in films like “Nayee Padosan”, “Chameli” and “Wanted”. She was also part of “Bigg Boss 5″ – IANS