Akshay Kumar has been in the headlines ever since he bagged the Best Actor gong at the National Film Awards this month.
There were some who criticised Priyadarshan for selecting Kumar as the winner, while others felt he wasn’t worthy winning the award over other actors from last year’s films. Breaking his silence about the controversy, Kumar told DNA India, “I am observing this from last 25 years, whenever someone wins the award (National Award) there’s always a debate and someone starts a controversy on whether someone should have or shouldn’t have won the award. I have got this award after 26 years. If someone doesn’t want me to get this award, if you feel like, please go ahead and take it away from me.”
Kumar won the award for his performance in ‘Rustom’ (2016).