This year’s declaration of National Awards generated quite a buzz especially for Akshay Kumar’s National award win for Rustom. It led to debates on whether the ‘Khiladi’ of Bollywood should have won the National Award considering that the year also saw films like Dangal and Aligarh and it’s leads Aamir Khan and Manoj Bajpayee gave stellar performances. Everyone had something to say about it and so does ace director Karan Johar.
Johar blames it on “perception” for the criticism of Akshay’s performance in Rustom being awarded over the likes of Aamir and Manoj. Speaking to NDTV, Karan Johar said, “Some of us just don’t get our due because there is a perception of us. There is a perception that I make these bubblegum, NRI-friendly, glossy, glamorous, first world films and that Akshay Kumar is this major movie star who has always done mainstream work.”
Karan Johar, who is a very close friend of Akki’s wife, Twinkle Khanna, doesn’t agree that Akshay’s win was without merit and says he ought to be ‘applauded’ and ‘appreciated’. “I think Akshay Kumar should have won this award many years ago, he is truly the most amazing mind in the business. He is a very dedicated talented …read more