Akshay Kumar deserves the National Award for Rustom
Think about it. In ‘Rustom’, Akshay Kumar plays a husband, whose wife cheated on him with another man. Imagine the hard work that Akshay had to put in. We are sure he’s not familiar with what it’s like to be cheated on, so he is playing a character that is similar to his wife in this film. If you know your gossip and blind items, you know very well how loyal Akshay is to his wife or how he was loyal to his girlfriends before he got married. He deserves a National Award for being able to make the public think that he’s so much in love with Twinkle Khanna that he doesn’t even think of any other actresses. Nimrat Kaur, who? Sonakshi Sinha, who? Priyanka Chopra, who? The man sang on national TV to prove that he loves his wife so much. You see what we are getting at? Akshay Kumar worked a lot to understand his character in ‘Rustom’, which is why he deserves his first ever National Award.
Akshay Kumar Wins His First National Award
The Priyadarshan Factor
Do you remember how many times Akshay has mentioned how he wants a National Award badly? He said when he first started dating Twinkle Khanna, she told him how many NA her parents have and asked Akshay about his. Well, trust his good friend, Priyadarshan, to make his dreams come true. You know Priyadarshan? He’s made dozens of films with Akshay. It was all during the time Akshay was interested in making so many comedy movies in a year. Among these films include the ones that were directed by Priyadarshan, which are Garam Masala, Hera Pheri, Bhool Bhulaiya, De Dana Dhan and so on. Why are we bringing up Priyadarshan, you ask? Well, he’s the head of jury for this year’s National Award’s committee. Isn’t it nice of him to make Akshay’s wish come true?
Priyadarshan, the chairperson of the feature film section for the National Film Awards, says he does not understand why people are questioning his frequent collaborator Akshay Kumar’s best actor win today.The filmmaker has collaborated with Akshay in films like ‘Hera Pheri’, ‘Garam Masala’, ‘Bhagam Bhaag’, ‘Bhool Bhulaiya’, ‘De Dana Dan’ and ‘Khatta Meetha’.Many in social media are attributing Akshay’s win to his close proximity to Priyadarshan.But the director says last year Ramesh Sippy was head of the jury and none questioned his good friend Amitabh Bachchan‘s best actor win, so why should he and Akshay be subjected to such allegations.“I have heard of all that and I will answer it in a simple way. When Ramesh Sippy was jury head Amitabh Bachchan won. When Prakash Jha was head of jury, Ajay Devgn won.“So none questioned at that time. So why all these questions are cropping up today,” Priyadarshan told PTI.
The Non-Indian Factor
Aside from the surprise and shock that some people got upon hearing this news, it has also been asked if National Awards are now given to Non-Indians. Seriously, if you don’t know, Akshay Kumar is a Canadian citizen. We reported about this last year, you can check it out HERE. Let’s not forget how since last year, he has made it a point to donate a few lakhs to those in need, including soldiers and farmers. He might be Canadian, but his heart is Indian. Sounds like something from ‘Namaste London’!
The Only Deserving Actor
You want us to believe that out of all the actors in India, Akshay Kumar in ‘Rustom’ deserved the best actor for the National Awards? He should have gotten it for creating his family image to perfection, so much so that the audience and the media forgot about all of his extra-curricular affairs. His family image is what helped his wife get a second career in the public eye and now she also happens to be a L’Oreal brand ambassador. It’s hard work that got them both this far, so congrats to them both on winning this National Award.
A Deserving Talent
Some people are saying how Akshay Kumar deserves a National Award because he has worked so hard for all these years. You guys know he worked so hard so that he can make a lot of money, right? If he cared about the audience he wouldn’t have taken any kind of films, left, right and center. Only these last few years, he has taken up meaningful projects. Speaking of hard work, we can think of many other actors to give the award to. Do you guys know of Vikram or Vijay Sethupati? They are both amazing actors! This is what deserving actors look like, from beginning to now their acting is impeccable. Their dedication to their art is just over the roof. To think that Priyadarshan has announced that there were faults in Aamir Khan‘s performance in ‘Dangal’, which is why they didn’t give a National Award to him! Akshay is now part of nepotism in Bollywood because of his NA win.
Akshay Kumar, on his part, said this about winning his award
Itna keh sakta hun mai ki ye award bhi maine imandari se jita hai. Maine aaj tak cheating nahi ki. Neither have I ever made a call to anyone to win an award nor have given money or done favours for it.