Akshay Kumar won is first National Award as Best Actor for Rustom, and the whole nation cheered up for him!
Amidst the happiness, certain controversies emerged on social media regarding his win, and finally four times National Award winner Madhur Bhandarkar came up to Back Him Up! He revealed to a leading portal,
I am very very happy for Akshay and the entire team of Rustom. I am happy for the special mention for Sonam Kapoor and the Dangal girl (Zaira Wasim). Ya I am very happy about it, because it was a very well jury set up and it was given to right people. So I am very happy for the entire team. Akshay Kumar definitely has been ignored by the popular award from a long time and I am happy today that he got his dues.(sic)
When he was asked about Akshay’s Canadian citizenship, he said,
I don’t know about Akshay Kumar’s Canadian citizenship. I have no clue about this. I would say, he’s paying Income tax over here. He’s been one of the highest income taxpayers and he’s already received Padma Shri four years back and he has done Indian films over here. I don’t think about it that people are linking some other thing to it.(sic)