30 years and 118 films later, finally our Khiladi Kumar has won his first National Award for Rustom, in the category of Best Actor male. The 64th National Film Awards definitely came as a sunshine for Akshay Kumar this Thursday.

Akshay Kumar’s stars have been shining brightly in the past few years, with his last 3 movies being a big hit on the box office. His recent hit Jolly LLB2 showed us why he is recognized as an actor of a very high caliber. However he likes to wear his success lightly. All he says about his stardom is that he likes to “be honest with his work and would give it his best to people who trust him”.

national award for rustom

“Itna to keh sakta hun ki ye award bhi maine Honesty se jeeta hai. Maine aaj tak cheating nahi ki, neither I’ve called anyone to win an award nor have given money or done favours for it.” – Akshay Kumar after receiving National award for Rustom

As the congratulatory messages started pouring in for Mr. Khiladi. He is thankful to the National Award jury for recognizing his work and his fans for appreciating the movie. “Wearing the Indian Navy uniform in the film was indeed a matter of pride and honour”, says the star actor. Dedicating the award to his parents and his wife Twinkle Khanna, the 49-old-star also thanked his better half for her immense faith in him.

national award for rustom

In the past, he has shared that he often gets offers from the organisers of award shows telling him that,“if you perform at the show, they can give half the money and an award as well”. But the actor says,“I tell them that they can give me complete payment and keep their awards with them. The love and support I get from my fans is more important.”

national award for rustom

“I don’t think anything can top this National Award for Rustom”, says Akshay Kumar on winning the National award.

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