Mumbai: Actor Akshay Kumar today dedicated his first National Film Award to his parents and wife. Akshay was named the Best Actor for “Rustom” at the 64th National Film Awards.
The 49-year-old actor’s performance in crime thriller “Rustom” — a film loosely based on the Commander K.M. Nanavati case — has been lauded for “a perfect portrayal of a character caught in personal and social turmoil”.
In a video posted on his Twitter handle, Akshay said: “Thank you seems like a very small word right now, but I don’t know how else to express what I am feeling right now. I am truly humbled by this honour.
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 7, 2017
“I would like to thank the National Award jury and all my fans from the core of my heart for believing in my talent. ‘Rustom’ was a very special role to play.
“Getting to wear the country’s Navy uniform is in itself special… Be it for a film. And now this National Award has made this even more special.”
Akshay dedicated his award to his parents, family and wife Twinkle Khanna.