Bajpai said,“I am very happy & humbled by this decision. They selected me for my work that is yet more rewarding. To be honored and facilitated in the presence of international film fraternity is definitely great. For me, as an actor, film making a constant changing process. Indian cinema has come a long way and my contribution to it has brought me pleasure. As an artiste, I too, I have evolved along with it.”
Bajpai has also earlier been awarded National Awards and many others awards for his contribution to Indian Cinema.