'Best Actor' Akshay Kumar feels 'truly humbled' with 'National Award' win

| Updated: Apr 07, 2017 20:47 IST

New Delhi [India] Apr. 7 (ANI): It is indeed a day for Akshay Kumar and his family, friends and fans to rejoice, as the actor won his first National Award in the 'Best Actor' category, for 'Rustom.' Thanking everyone for his big win, the 'Khiladi' actor said that he feels "humbled by this honour." He took to Twitter to share a video message for all and wrote alongside, "#NationalFilmAwards : Best Actor for Rustom,countless emotions,very hard to express my gratitude right now but still tried,a big THANK YOU." In the one-minute video, the 'Airlift' actor said, "Thank you is a very small word to say. But I don't know how else to express what I am feeling right now. I am truly humbled by this honour. I would like to thank the National Award jury and all my fans, from the core of my heart, for believing in my talent." "Rustom was a very special role to play. Wearing the uniform of Indian Navy personnel is an achievement by itself, be it for a film. Now this award has made it yet more special," he continued. "I would like to dedicate this award to the blessings of my parents and love of my family, especially to my lovely wife who always jokes, 'Good that you have stopped going to Award events. You don't get anything.' However, it's better late than never." Concluding his statement, Akshay, who is presently shooting with Sonam Kapoor for R. Balki's upcoming film 'Padman,' said, "As I speak this, National Award winning actress Sonam Kapoor, who is shooting with me, is here now. So, it's a double celebration for us today." <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NationalFilmAwards?src=hash">#NationalFilmAwards</a> : Best Actor for Rustom,countless emotions,very hard to express my gratitude right now but still tried,a big THANK YOU???? <a href="https://t.co/Wo7mfi6dI8">pic.twitter.com/Wo7mfi6dI8</a></p>&mdash; Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) <a href="https://twitter.com/akshaykumar/status/850255320295145472">April 7, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> On the same note, Sonam Kapoor's 'Neerja' won the National Award in the 'Best Hindi Feature Film' category. Wife Twinkle Khanna also expressed her overwhelming happiness and tweeted, "I don't know if I am crying or laughing-emotions all over the place-So proud of you @akshaykumar you smart, humble, amazing creature!" <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I don&#39;t know if I am crying or laughing-emotions all over the place-So proud of you <a href="https://twitter.com/akshaykumar">@akshaykumar</a> you smart, humble, amazing creature! <a href="https://t.co/K0YRx2WBtI">https://t.co/K0YRx2WBtI</a></p>&mdash; Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) <a href="https://twitter.com/mrsfunnybones/status/850259370742996992">April 7, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Akshay's friend's from the industry too showered their wished on the actor. His 'Rustom' costar Ileana D'Cruz wrote, "Russi continuing to win hearts nationwide and his Cynthia couldn't be prouder! Congratulations @akshaykumar!!!!!" <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Russi continuing to win hearts nationwide and his Cynthia couldn&#39;t be prouder! Congratulations <a href="https://twitter.com/akshaykumar">@akshaykumar</a>!!!!!</p>&mdash; Ileana D&#39;Cruz (@Ileana_Official) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ileana_Official/status/850269417493544960">April 7, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> "Congratulations to my bro @akshaykumar for winning the national award for best actor for Rustom ! more power to you #NationalAward," tweeted his 'Brothers' co-star Sidharth Malhotra. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Congratulations to my bro <a href="https://twitter.com/akshaykumar">@akshaykumar</a> for winning the national award for best actor for Rustom ! ??more power to you <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NationalAward?src=hash">#NationalAward</a></p>&mdash; Sidharth Malhotra (@S1dharthM) <a href="https://twitter.com/S1dharthM/status/850248006322356224">April 7, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> "Congratulations to @akshaykumar for winning #NationalAward for #BestActor. What an inspirational career graph & reinvention of an actor.:)" wrote Anupam Kher. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Congratulations to <a href="https://twitter.com/akshaykumar">@akshaykumar</a> for winning <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NationalAward?src=hash">#NationalAward</a> for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BestActor?src=hash">#BestActor</a>. What an inspirational career graph & reinvention of an actor.:) <a href="https://t.co/2zPBSJyDHP">pic.twitter.com/2zPBSJyDHP</a></p>&mdash; Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) <a href="https://twitter.com/AnupamPkher/status/850248768481968129">April 7, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> "Congrats @akshaykumar best actor for rustom..one more feather in an overcrowded cap..luv u sundi #NationalFilmAwards," tweeted Sajid Khan. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Congrats <a href="https://twitter.com/akshaykumar">@akshaykumar</a> best actor for rustom..one more feather in an overcrowded cap..luv u sundi?? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NationalFilmAwards?src=hash">#NationalFilmAwards</a></p>&mdash; Sajid Khan (@SimplySajidK) <a href="https://twitter.com/SimplySajidK/status/850242083113771008">April 7, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-version="7" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:50.0% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div></div> <p style=" margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;"> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BSk7FH7l60Q/" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">Who would&#39;ve thought!! 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