Akshay Kumar finally emerges to be the winner of the 64th National film award for best actor for 2016 released Rustom. Surabhi Lakshmi (Malayalam actress) was also chosen for the award in the category of best actress for her performance in Minnaminungu The Firefly (2017).
The year 2017 has been significantly different than last year witnessing regional cinema overtaking Hindi cinema (Bollywood) in winning national film awards. The winners of the awards already announced by the government on Friday.
Akshay Kumar performed his world’s best by winning the most prestigious award in as many as four major categories. Well, he was announced winner while representing the sole contender. The most awaiting moment in the life of Akshay Kumar came after he was announced winner for his performance as an actor in the 2016 crime thriller- Rustom.
On the other hand, Aamir Khan’s Dangal managed to grab only one accolade in its name. The highest grossing film of 2016 ended up winning national film award in the category of best supporting actress- Zaira Wasim (child actor). The other film that bulged out to win the awards was Shivaay– in the category of the best special effects.
As per the findings collected by our staff in this regard, Government of India reviewed only 89 films out of the entry of 344 films in different categories.
Coming back to the felicitation of Akshay Kumar on winning the national film award for best actor, entire Bollywood emerged to congratulate him for his role in Rustom. Well, before we update you more on this, let’s take a look at the life of the great on-screen performer who has hardly been felicitated with accolades.
The actor himself has maintained a distance from mainstream cinematic awards distribution platforms. But in the recent past, the actor has been successful in portraying himself to a bigger canvas, especially after performing in films like Rustom and Airlift.
National Film Award for best actor- Akshay was the easiest choice for the Jury
After the news of Akshay Kumar winning the national film award for best actor broke down, the entire Bollywood took social to convey their good wishes. Take a look at the below compiled list to show what each of the celebrities wrote on Twitter:
- Twinkle Khanna wrote– “Don’t know if I’m laughing or crying. Emotions all over. So proud of you Akshay, you amazingly smart, humble creature.”
- Anupam Kher wrote– “Congratulations to Akshay Kumar for winning the national award for best actor.
- Alia Bhatt wrote- “Congrats Akshay Kumar for your national award. Big hug.”
- Bhumi Pednekar wrote- “Congrats Akshay Kumar for the big win. More power to you.”
- Claudia Ciesla wrote- “Big congrats to Akshay Kumar for winning the national awards. That’s the 1st but not the last one.”
- Huma Qureshi wrote- “Congrats Akshay Kumar for the award. But only one question on our minds- where’s the party?”
- Riteish Deshmukh wrote- “Congrats Sundi- Thrilled about your National award. Love you.”
- Esha Gupta wrote- “Congrats to our Rustom on winning National award.”
- Neetu Chandra wrote- “Congrats Akshay sir, very happy. You rock.”
- Lara Dutta wrote- “Congrats Paaji!, regardless of all other awards, national awards shows you’re king of people’s hearts.”
- Karan Johar wrote- “Congrats Akshay Kumar for national film awards. Shine on. Loads of love.”
- Rishi Kapoor wrote- Many congrats Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor for winning national award. Dangal, Pink, Neerja, Ventilator for national recognition. Voila!