Pankaj Tripathi recently won IIFA Awards 2022 for his outstanding performance in Ludo. However, the actor was confused that he won the award for his performance in Ludo or 83. Pankaj won an award for his character of Rahul Satyendra aka 'Sattu', a notorious don, in a back comedy written and directed by Anurag Basu. In 83 he played the role of PR Man Singh, the manager of the Indian Cricket Team at the 1983 World Cup. The movie starred Ranveer Singh in the lead role and was helmed by Kabir Khan.
In his recent interaction with Bollywood Hungama, the actor confessed about being confused. He said, "I was so overwhelmed that I didn't know. Kriti Sanon (who presented the award) had announced that it was for Ludo, but I was blank about which film I won this for. I was overwhelmed so didn't hear it. The noise was also such that I couldn't have heard it."
Pankaj was embarrassed but happy
He added, "It was a wonderful and an unforgettable moment. I just stood there with my hands folded and people would not go silent. I didn't grasp it instantly but realised after stepping down from the stage that it's wonderful that I have this connection with people here where most of the people are from Abu Dhabi. I said there also that I don't know what to say in speech because your claps said it all for me, you gave the speech on my behalf. I couldn't even properly say thanks to producers T-Series or Anurag dada. My wife was sitting there and I asked her and my daughter later in the night if they felt bad that I couldn't mention them in the speech. But it was such a soulful moment for me that I had forgotten everything at that point. I just said thanks to the audience for their love."
Pankaj who has come a long way in his journey will be seen next in Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga where he plays the lead. Meanwhile, he is also prepping for Mirzapur 3 as Kaleen Bhaiya.
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