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Akshay Kumar had been busy throughout the day for the promotions of his upcoming Independence Day release ‘Mission Mangal’. Amidst a busy day, Akshay got the news of his film ‘Padman’ winning the National Film Award. Not only that, Swanand Kirkire won an award for Marathi film ‘Chumbak’ which Akshay presented. All these reports made Akshay float on cloud nine. Here’s what he had to say about the National Film Awards:


I was in the midst of ‘Mission Mangal’ promotions when Tina called me asking if it was true? If ‘Padman’ had actually won a National Film Award for Best Film On Social Issues. All my tiredness of promotions vanished hearing this news. I remember it was on the sets of ‘Padman’ only that Sonam (Kapoor) and I got the news of winning our respective National Film Awards last year. So life has come a full circle and I couldn’t be happier for Tina for winning this with her debut production and of course R.Balki for putting it all together and the entire team behind ‘Padman’. Not just that, ‘Chumbak’, a Marathi film I presented, Swanand Kirkire won the National Award for Best Supporting Actor for that film. Over all, it’s been a rewarding day.

It surely has been a great day for Akshay and his team. They have been going around Mumbai to give interviews for ‘Mission Mangal’. We are set to bring you our exclusive interview with Akshay and team ‘Mission Mangal’ in just a bit. Stay hooked on to Bollywood Bubble for the same.

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