Akshay shared his feelings with his fans on his Twitter handle by posting a video. In the video, Akshay says, “Thank you is a very small word to express what I am feeling right now. I am truly humbled by this honour. I will like to thank my fans and the jury of the awards. Rustom was a very special role to play. Wearing the uniform of Indian Navy was an honour in itself and this National Award has made it even more special.” In his thank you speech, Akshay gave a special mention to his wife Twinkle Khanna as he said, “I will like to thank my wife Twinkle Khanna who used to tease me often as she said that its good that I have stopped attending award functions since I never returned with an award.” Akshay who is shooting with Sonam Kapoor for his next Padman also was happy for his co-star who got a special mention at the National awards. He said, “It is a double celebration as Sonam, the national award winning actress is here with me only.”
Sonam Kapoor also shared her and Akshay’s first reaction after winning the National Award on her Instagram account as she wrote, “Who would’ve thought!! Shocked and grateful!! All the way from maheshvar!!! #nationalawards #neerja #rustom @akshaykumar.”
On Koffee With Karan season 5, Mrs. Funnybones Twinkle Khanna taunted her husband Akshay Kumar on not winning any awards despite doing so many films in a year. “Both my parents (Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia) have won National awards. What have you won?” Twinkle asked Akshay on the sassy couch of the celebrity chat show. Though Akshay felt sad about it and didn’t have an apt reply to his wife’s complaint at that time but the Rustom actor surely has one now after winning a National Award for his film Rustom.
Twinkle too is overwhelmed with her husband’s big win. She is confused whether to laugh or cry as she wrote on her Twitter handle, “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!.”
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) April 7, 2017
Akshay Kumar has been honoured with the coveted Best Actor awards at 64th National Awards ceremony which was held at National Media Centre in New Delhi on Friday. This is the first time that the actor has won a National Award in his more than two decade long career despite giving back-to-back hits.
Now Twinkle Khanna will not have to defend her husband for not winning any award by saying, “Other actors have awards cabinets. My husband has a cabinet filled with money.” Akshay who rarely won Indian film awards said earlier that for him rewards matter more than awards. “I get good rewards. Besides Airlift and Rustom, even Housefull 3 got awards oh sorry rewards from people,” said Akshay. Nevertheless, the actor might be on cloud nine now.
Best wishes from the Indian film fraternity has already started pouring in on social media. Actor Sidharth Malhotra wrote, “Congratulations to my bro @akshaykumar for winning the national award for best actor for Rustom ! 👍more power to you #NationalAward.”
See how others congratulated Akshay Kumar on his big win.
— Sajid Khan (@SimplySajidK) April 7, 2017
— Sidharth Malhotra (@S1dharthM) April 7, 2017
Russi continuing to win hearts nationwide and his Cynthia couldn’t be prouder! Congratulations @akshaykumar!!!!!
— Ileana D’Cruz (@Ileana_Official) April 7, 2017
Congratulations @akshaykumar for your national award!!!!!! Big big hug ✨✨✨✨
— bhumi pednekar (@psbhumi) April 7, 2017
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) April 7, 2017
Congratulations @akshaykumar Akkibhai on winning the coveted National Award.
— Shreyas Talpade (@shreyastalpade1) April 7, 2017
Congratulation Akshay Kumar!