Akshay Kumar won his maiden National Film Award for his role of naval officer Rustom Pawri in Rustom. The actor was quick to acknowledge his family and fans for the feat. The 64th National Film Awards were announced on Friday with Akshay winning the Best Actor Award. On the other hand, Sonam Kapoor found special mention for her role in Neerja which was adjudged the Best Hindi film.
Soon after the announcement, social media went berserk in congratulating the Rustom actor for the achievement. Among those who extended good wishes included Twinkle Khanna, actor Anupam Kher and others. Directed by Tinu Suresh Desai, Rustom is based on the historic 1959 Bombay High Court judgement which acquitted naval officer KM Nanavati who was accused of murdering his wife’s lover.
Here are some of the Twitter reactions congratulating the 49-year-old actor. Take a look at what Twinkle Khanna said to congratulate her husband.
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) April 7, 2017
Anupam Kher, who worked with Akshay in several films including Naam Shabana, Baby and Special 26, also heaped praises on him.
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) April 7, 2017
Esha Gupta, who worked with Akshay in the film, also had words of praises for the actor.
— Esha Gupta (@eshagupta2811) April 7, 2017
There were few people who chose to have a laugh over Akshay Kumar’s achievement.
— Rofl Gandhi (@RoflGandhi_) April 7, 2017
Sample this tweet as well.
— dhieraj mohan (@dhieraj) April 7, 2017
Or, this hilarious tweet by a disgruntled fan.
Akshay Kumar winning a National Award for Rustom over Aamir Khan in Dangal! Something for guys at Ripley’s Believe it or not to keep busy?
— Sreeju Sudhakaran (@sree_thru_me) April 7, 2017
And last but not the least.
Akshay Kumar wins National Award for Rustom pic.twitter.com/eSumydjXZK
— Rajat Tripathi (@RajjoUnchained) April 7, 2017