National Award recognises both Airlift and Rustom performance: Priyadarshan

The outrage over Akshay Kumar winning the prestigious National Award for his performance in ‘Rustom’, has been questioned by Priyadarshan – the chairperson of the feature film section for the National Film Awards.

Questioning the selective outrage, the ‘Hera Pheri’ director said “I have heard of all that and I will answer it in a simple way. When Ramesh Sippy was jury head Amitabh Bachchan won. When Prakash Jha was head of the jury, Ajay Devgn won. None questioned at that time. So why all these questions are cropping up today?”

The director also said the National Award for Akshay Kumar recognised his performance in both Airlift and Rustom – but since the rule book required the jury to pick just one film, Rustom was mentioned in the list of award winners.

“Akshay was given the best actor on the basis of his performance in two films – Airlift and Rustom. It was the jury’s decision. One performance was dramatic and one was realistic. But according to the rule book, only one film can be mentioned and Rustom was mentioned in the list. But the award recognises his performance in both the movies”

On Friday, Akshay Kumar, one of the biggest names in the industry today, joined a elite list of mainstream actors who have found recognition from the National Awards – which is considered by many to be the most credible film award in the country.

Advertisements

94 Comments

  • JURY MEMBERS OF NATIONAL AWARD..

    RAMESH SIPPY WINNER AMITJI
    PRAKASH JHA WINNER AJAY DEVGN
    SHARMILA TAGORE WINNER SAIF ALI KHAN
    PRIYADARSHAN WINNER AKSHAY..

    WAITING FOR KARAN JOHAR, KABIR KHAN AND RAJU HIRANI TO BE JURY MEMBERS.. U KNOW WHAT I MEAN..

    OR ELSE THESE TRIO OF KHANS ALTOUGH BEING SINGLE HANDEDLY CARRYING BOLLYWOOD FROM DECADES NEVER WON THE NATIONAL AWARD..

    #SHAME ON SUCH AWARDS




    0



    0
  • So priyadarshan want to say that amitabh & ajay won just bcoz jury was directors of their movies not bcoz they deserved it.




    0



    0
  • WTF..
    Any one can be jury??
    Yaar national award ho to neutral jury banao…
    Feeling disappointed for indian film award…




    0



    0
  • this proves that ajay ,akshay , saif and amit sir have national award only because of partiality done by jury still some think national award is prestigious and credible in this country only one award is credible which is filmfare and the person who wins that award is selected partially on basis of their performance and on basis of voting srk leads there and thats why he is king he dont require any fake national award given by fake jury




    0



    0
  • Ha ha ha. People are already attacking him. Deep down, he knows Akshya doesn’t deserve it, but this opportunity has to be utilized appropriately. Good going sir!




    0



    0
  • Thanks to Akshay Kumar controversy, I at least came to know who are the jury members in national awards in some past years. Thanks Priyadarshan sir, came to know how the National awards function works.

    Btw would be better if Aish was awarded for Sarabjit movie as best actress as mentioned by him as only competition to the actress who won this year.




    0



    0
  • OK for a second ,we can assume that bcoz of priyadarshan akki was selected ,but my question is were the other jury members just a puppets in front of priyadarshan, definitely not.its an unanimous decision taken by all the team members..BTW ,why all the akki haters are barking as if akki had won award for regressive chandnichowk to China or a kambakht ishq type of movies.he won it for airlift n rustom combinedly n he was excellent in both those movies.kitna bhi bhonklo u can’t take away the fact that akki has won national award now.




    0



    0
  • Since Last 25 Years
    I thought Only Filmfare Awards are Fake
    But this Time
    Priyadarshan have Made Mockery of National Award
    Saying
    ‘We didnt give Award to
    Aamir because
    He does not attend Award Shows’
    Most STUPIDEST Comment I’ve ever Heard.
    That days are not Far when the Credibility of National Award will go Down Below Other Awards.




    0



    0
  • It was not an easy task to carry tge uniform and perform. .. and besidea aamir was at his best in dangal.. (also better than pk) bt it was not only his film cause th dangal gurls perfomed terrifyingly. .. and shahrukh khan’s performance was great in fan bt it flopped. . Bt akshay’s rustom and airlift was highly successful both critically and commercially… and staying for 25 years.. he has not won single award.. so what now if he wins national award. . He deserves it.. congrats akshay kumar




    0



    0
  • Priyadarshan ji Amitabh and Ajay Devgan are miles ahead of Akshay when it comes to acting nobody can dispute that. Without Prakash jha in the jury still many of us would not have questioned Ajay Sir because we all know with or without Prakash jha He can win and we won’t be surprise. Better you compare Akshay case with Said Ali khan for Hum tum when his mother was the head of the jury. Thank you. We Indians know when and who deserves a National award so we dont need your view.




    0



    0
  • @srk Abra ka dabra fan: yes,just like Filmfare jury was partial towards srk so many times in the past srk won awards.BTW,national awards too can be termed partial but definitely more
    Credible than Filmfare.




    0



    0
  • i really like ur stand of being neutral in this one @indicine respect not forcing ur personal views like what the other sites are doing




    0



    0
  • What is this all nonsense??? National awards name should be changed to political awards. So, much politics . Really , best actor akshya kumar for Rustam???? Even if he won for airlift. He isnot deserving. In both movie he has given average performance.

    After so many funny and horrible statement given by priyadarshan , anyone can know there is definitely something wrong.




    0



    0
  • He is nice in every dept…In comedy-Herapheri,Garam masala and many
    In lovestories-Namaste London
    In action-No one can ever reach there
    In all looks,all movie he can be integrated.
    He has his own limitations also..ie he can never excel like SRk in romance,like Ajay in serious..But then no one can do the movie which he had done in the way in which he worked…Bhai do sal me Dangal banaoge or 3 sal me Dhoom 3 banaoge,to acting to acchi honi chahiye hi…And Amir was never that much good in Dangal. I agree Akshay act is not much award-worthy in Rustom,but still could you compare Amir in Navy uniform standing in court,how small he will look,he will not be even qualify for naval exams.




    0



    0

Leave a Comment