Recently, Akshay Kumar had bagged his first ever National Film Award for best actor for his performance in Rustom. Rumors are rife that the reason why Akki bagged in the black lady was his proximity with filmmaker Priyadarshan. When asked by a leading daily, Akki said “I have completed 25 years in the film industry and I’ve never called in a favor to bag a movie or an award. As for Priyan favouring me, I think he has answered that question in your newspaper.”
We guess he was referring to Priyadarshan’s statement when he said “Akshay Kumar deserved the award and we gave it to him. There were a total of 38 jury members with me on this. How can you question the decision of so many people? Ramesh Sippy headed the jury last year. When he gave Best Actor to Amitabh Bachchan for Piku why didn’t anyone question him?”
We hope this puts an end to all!