The National Film Awards were announced yesterday for the movies which performed remarkably, across the country, whether in Hindi, Tamil or any other regional industries. Akshay Kumar has won his first national award in the best actor category for the film Rustom. No doubt he has given some great performances in a career extending over two decades.
Did Akshay Kumar deserve his National Awards win for Rustom? Is the national award for best actor is reserved for Akshay Kumar because of having good relation with PM Modi? These are some questions that are prevailing in the minds of many Indians.
In 2015, Mr Kumar has praised PM Modi by saying: “I believe we’re not only in safe hands, but being led by a man with a conscience and fighting spirit.” In February 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pulled the ears of Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar’s son Aarav and called him a “good boy”. Akshay Kumar claimed that it was a proud moment for him.
He has put videos where he has praised the work of the army and directly criticised those who talk ill about the soldiers and the government. Moreover, His next movie ‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’ promotes the ‘Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan’ launched by PM Modi.
Why Can ‘Canadian’ Akshay Kumar Win A National Award?
Akshay Kumar, who is now a Canadian citizen, bagged a National Award. Surprisingly, Indian right wingers never questioned Akshay Kumar’s Canadian citizenship while living, working and earning in India.
India doesn’t accept dual-citizenship. In January, He confessed that “he is in love with Canada and he got the citizenship after he got a doctorate from The University of Windsor.” At the end, Maybe Akshay Kumar’s victory at the National Awards is due to his preference for the BJP government and their policies.