Karan Johar doesn't agree that Akshay Kumar's National award win was without merit

Here's what Karan Johar and Raveena Tandon have to say on Akshay Kumar's National Award controversy

Akshay Kumar’s National award win for Rustom started quite the debate in tinsel vile. On one hand, where everyone agreed that his national award win was long overdue, they also felt that felicitating him with an award for Rustom was not the best thing to do. Since the announcement, almost everyone from the film industry has kept quiet on the issue. But now filmmaker Karan Johar has said that Akshay should have won the award many years ago, as he doesn’t agree with the point that Akshay’s National award win was without merit.

Talking to NDTV, Karan Johar blamed other’s ‘perception’ for the criticism of Akshay’s performance being appreciated over films like Dangal and Aligarh.  He said that some of us just don’t get our due because there is a perception of us and added Akshay always did some good work in the Hindi film industry. He said he was glad Akshay won the National award.

Karan, who is known for his films including Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and My Name Is Khan among others also hoped that one day he would also win the National award.

Ever since the announcement of 64th National Film Awards has been made, Akshay became the talk of the town. The question of partiality and bias became a topic of debate after Akshay Kumar won the Best Actor award for Rustom, snubbing potential winners such as Aamir Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Shahid Kapoor and Manoj Bajpayee among others.

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Meanwhile, Raveena Tandon recently also expressed her views on the same. During the promotion of her upcoming film Maatr when she was asked if the National award is losing its credibility to which she said, “I don’t think so, why should it lose its dignity, every year there is a controversy. People who don’t win create the controversy.”

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On the work front, Karan Johar’s last directorial was Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, which featured Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Sharma in lead.

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