Akshay Kumar received 1st National Film Award for his film Rustom
New Delhi : Akshay Kumar finally in his 26 year long career received 1st National Film Award for his film Rustom. The actor received the award on Wednesday from President Pranab Mukherjee at New Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan. More than Akshay himself, his wife Twinkle Khanna is happier. She even termed her husband as ‘Trophy Husband’.
AKshay Kumar along with his Wife Twinkle Khanna and Son Aarav were present at the ceremony. Twinkle who is more than happy for the award presented to his husband took to social media twitter to share her happiness. She posted, “So now I can officially refer to him as my trophy husband :) #NationalFilmAwards,”. When the award was announced, Twinkle posted, “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!”
Akshay after receveing the award said, “To finally take my last few steps towards the President of India to receive my National Award felt almost unreal. I’ve never felt so light and so humbled at the same time. When one works day in and day out, as I do, something like this isn’t just an honour, it’s a moment in time where everything makes sense. No matter how hard the journey may have been, to stand here now, in front of my family, is the cherry on this almighty cake we call life,” to Hindustan Times.
When asked if social media trolls made any difference in the moment for him, he said, “Nothing can taint this moment. Our country and its people deserve their voice and their opinion. Just like I know I deserve this award. I’ve never felt more proud of my efforts than I do today. No amount of cyber bashing will ever change this day for me.”
Before heading for the ceremony, Akshay posted a picture with his family, and wrote, , “An important day in my life with the most important people in the world to me, my family #NationalFilmAwards.”