After years and years or working hard and toiling his sweat over his roles, Akshay Kumar finally got his due and recognition this year in the form of a National Award for Best Actor for his outstanding performance in Rustom. Like every year, this year too, these awards were marred with controversies in the form of many who felt that it was Aamir Khan who deserved the National Award for the Best Actor for his stellar performance in Dangal.
Yesterday, during a media meet, when asked about his take on the controversy, Akshay Kumar said “I’ve been hearing it for past 25 years, whenever someone wins there is some discussion around it. This is not new. Someone or the other always creates a controversy. ‘He shouldn’t have won, the other person should have. It’s okay. I’ve won this after 26 years, ‘agar woh bhi aapka mann kare toh le lo’ (you can take it back if you felt like). And when asked about whether he would be considered for the prestigious Padma Bhushan for his charitable works, Akshay Kumar was candid enough to say, “You have to do major work to earn such an award. Only then people can feel you deserve the award. We keep doing these things for our stuntmen, whatever we can in our capacity.”
On the films front, Akshay Kumar will be soon seen in films like the most awaited southern flick 2.0 with the megastar Rajinikanth, Toilet – Ek Prem Katha, PadMan, Crack and Gold.