Akshay Kumar on his National award win and the backlash he received for the same!

Akshay Kumar won a National Award for his performance in ‘Rustom’. The awards were announced a few weeks ago, but it was on Wednesday when the awards were presented to the winners. Akshay along with his wife, Twinkle Khanna and son, Aarav attended the award function. After receiving the award, he spoke to HT about his victory at the National Awards.

Talking about receiving the award, he said, “I’ve never felt so light and so humbled at the same time. When one works day in and day out, as I do, something like this isn’t just an honour — it’s a moment in time when everything makes sense. No matter how hard the journey may have been, to stand here now, in front of my family, is the cherry on this almighty cake we call life.”

The actor also reacted to the backlash he received for winning the National Award. “Just like I know I deserve this award. I’ve never felt more proud of my efforts than I do today. No amount of cyber-bashing will ever change this day for me. In fact, it has been quite entertaining to listen to people get their knickers in such a twist about something over which I had no control.” (Also Read: Akshay Kumar receives National Award, Twinkle Khanna and Aarav cheer in joy)

“But that’s also the power of your true fans. They will always want their own idol to be honoured the most. I will never disrespect the love people have for their favourite star. Whether they are with me or against me, I’m happy with what I’ve got and how I’ve got here. I never forget my humble beginnings. I’ll always remember I am a Bhatia before I became a Kumar!,” he added.

When it comes to films, Akshay will be seen in movies like ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’, ‘2.0’, ‘Crack’, ‘Gold’, ‘PadMan’, ‘Mogul’, and a film which will be produced by Salman Khan and Karan Johar .