In an exclusive interview, Kangana said that if she failed to prove her claims about Sushant's passing away, she would return the Padmashri award.
Along with filmmaker Karan Johar, singer Adnan Sami, and producer Ekta Kapoor, Kangana was honored with a Padma Shri ahead of the seventieth Republic Day on January 25, 2020. Sushant passed away at his Bandra residence on June 14, 2020. Following the news of the actor's suicide, Bollywood's nepotism debate has gained social media momentum. The actress has been at the front to demand justice for Sushant.