Madhuri named most ‘Inspirational Female Bollywood Icon’ by annual Bradford Inspirational Women Awards

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India’s veteran Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit has been voted as Bollywood’s most inspiring female celebrity.

She was given the title of most ‘Inspirational Female Bollywood Icon’ in 2013’s annual Bradford Inspirational Women Awards, which are held yearly in Bradford, UK.

The category, however, was announced for the first time to honour Bollywood’s 100 years of successful journey.

Expressing her gratitude, in a video played at the event, the Press Trust of India quoted Dixit as saying, “greetings everyone. I wanted to reach out and thank the Inspirational Women’s Foundation for choosing me as the most inspirational Female Bollywood Icon of all times. It’s indeed a great honour.”

“I’ve been a staunch advocate of women’s empowerment and I’ve worked hard throughout my career to advance the cause. It is heartening to see that gender equality is really becoming more of a reality.”

“There is still much more to be done and I’m confident that, by working together, we can empower women worldwide. I would personally like to thank Fatima Patel, Jane Vincent and the Inspirational Women’s Foundation for making this possible. Thank you.”