Much to our surprise Akshay Kumar won the National award for Rustom and ever since the news was out yesterday, it got mixed reactions from social media. Not that he wasn’t deserving, but people across social media were wondering why Aamir Khan didn’t get the award for his exemplary performance in Dangal. Akshay was as equally surprised and in fact, he wasn’t ready to believe that the news was true, in the first place. I am sure Akshay was more than ecstatic when he got to know that he had won his first ever National Award but that wasn't his first reaction. When Mr Khiladi got to know the good news, he initially thought it was a "late April Fool's joke". Can you believe it? (ALSO READ: Has playing patriotic roles in Airlift, Baby, Rustom paid off big time for Akshay Kumar?)
In an interview with Hindustan Times, reacting to his National award win, Akshay said, "Honestly, my first reaction was, 'Is this a late April Fool's joke?' If you think I am kidding, I am actually not. I am still trying to process this. It's a mix of so many emotions - surprise, happiness and most importantly gratitude to the jury, the makers of the film, my parents and, of course my beloved fans," he says. "Of course, 2016 was fantastic and I couldn't have asked for more but I guess there are more things in the offing. But I don't think anything can stop this National award win," he added further.
The actor is overwhelmed to have received the award and in fact, he took to Instagram to share his first reaction with Sonam, whose film Neerja won the award of the Best Film. And their reaction pretty much summed up ours! (ALSO READ: Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor are SHOCKED about their National Award win, just like we are)
In other news, Akshay is currently in Indore, Madhya Pradesh working on his next project Pad Man. The film also stars Sonam Kapoor, Radhika Apte in lead roles and marks Twinkle Khanna’s debut into production.
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