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I feel undeserving of Padma Shri: Saif

india Updated: Jan 29, 2010 22:49 IST

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Saif Ali Khan

He is one of the youngest actors to have been honoured with

Padma Shri

and many may be wondering if it is too early for him to receive the award. But they are not the only one as actor Saif Ali Khan himself is pretty low key about the entire affair.

He is accepting the title with all humility but still truly believes that there are many more people out there who truly deserved it more than him. "Honestly speaking, I feel really humbled and undeserving on being awarded the

Padma Shri

. It isn't something that I had asked for and since Government of India has done this for me, all I can do is to deliver my best and live up to it," Saif told PTI in an interview.

In the past, some of the biggest names in the field of entertainment who have been conferred with National honours are veterans like Amitabh Bachchan (

Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan

), Rajnikanth (

Padma Bhushan

) and Kamal Hassan (

Padma Shri

). This year, Aamir Khan has joined the elite list with a

Padma Bhushan

against his name. Bollywood diva Rekha has also been awarded with

Padma Shri

this year.

"Each of the names that you mention are so distinguished and they truly deserve a National honor at this level," said Saif. "This is why I feel a little low key because in current times, someone like Aamir Khan truly deserves a

Padma Bhushan

. May be I wasn't really worthy of it. There are many people who deserve it much more me," the actor said.