At the Tag Heuer event earlier this week, Shahrukh Khan was seen chatting with filmmaker Kunal Kohli.
Shahrukh spoke about Kohli’s 2004 film Hum Tum and quickly added that it was he who should’ve won the national award that year.
“Hum Tum was very nice. The actor of Hum Tum (Saif Ali Khan) won the national award, when I should have got it” Khan said.
Shahrukh was indirectly hinting at his Filmfare award-winning act in Swades, which is widely considered to be his career best performance. The following year, Saif Ali Khan was unanimously chosen as the Best Actor of the year for his performance in Hum Tum.
The debate rages on, more so because Saif’s mother Sharmila Tagore was the Censor Board chief back then. Also, Shahrukh has won every award in the industry, except the National Award.
Sudhir Mishra, who headed the 17-member national award jury, had said “His (Saif’s) acting is better and has improved a lot. We tried to be different this time”
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