Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor who are busy currently shooting together for “Padman” in Maheshwar, are announced the Best Actor of 2016 for “Rustom” and Special Jury Award for “Neerja” respectively at the 64th National Film Awards yesterday. The jury of the 64th National Film Awards was headed by film director Priyadarshan, other jury members included film director Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi is the Jury Member for Film Friendly Award, acclaimed cinematographer, and writer Raju Misra is the Jury Chairperson in Non-Feature category and film critic Bhawana Somaaya is the Jury Chairperson in Writing Jury. Over 300 films were viewed for the top spot this year. Apart from Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra’s Ventilator won the award for best editing and sound mixing, Zaira Wasim won the best-supporting-actor award for Dangal.
Giving a hilarious reaction to their win, both the actors took social media instagram for posting pictures and messgaes. Sonam quoted “Who would’ve thought!! Shocked and grateful!! All the way from maheshvar!!! #nationalawards #neerja #rustom @akshaykumar”.
Akshay too posted a video along a message on to his instagram “#NationalFilmAwards : Best Actor for #Rustom…countless emotions, very hard to express my gratitude right now but still tried,a big THANK YOU”. The actor also posted a message for his fans with a video on twiter “Rustom was a very special role to play. I would like to dedicate this award to my parents, my family and especially my lovely wife who often jokes that it is good that you have stopped going to award shows as you never get an award – khaer, der aaye, durust aaye. Kuch toh aaye.”
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 7, 2017
Twinkle Khanna added to his husband’s win posting to instagram “I don’t know if I am crying or laughing-emotions all over the place-So proud of you @akshaykumar you smart, humble, amazing creature!”.
Akshay, who has been in the Hindi film industry for more than two decades and has given his audience several superhits over the years, has never managed to win a national award. With Rustom, Akshay has finally bagged the elusive national award too and has beaten all the super star Khans together!