In my personal opinion, Shah Rukh Khan is a method actor and moreover, he is the only artist who can give a certain level of emotionally expressive performance. SRK has won a lot of awards for his movies like Chak De India! and Swades, but he hasn’t received any national award for the same, even though he amazed us with his performances in both the movies.
SRK doesn’t lick fingers of the politicians and ministers
Yes, there are rumors or unidentified reports that national award for best actor is not genuine at all. A famous actor having name in corruption and panama leaks has recently got this award while Saif Ali Khan and Arjun Rampal have been conferred this award due to their political connections.
SRK has got national honours such as:
- 1997 – Best Indian Citizen Award
- 2002 – Rajiv Gandhi Award for Excellence in the Field of Entertainment
- 2005 – , India’s fourth highest civilian award from the Government of India.
- 2009 – Among the 10 recipients of the – Frames Awards for the “Most Powerful Entertainer of the Decade”
- 2010 – Global Entertainment and Media personality Award at FICCI Frames 2010 Excellence Awards.
When a reporter asked SRK, “Why his work so far hasn’t been National Award-worthy?” SRK responded in the wittiest way,
“If I didn’t get it, I didn’t deserve it. I don’t think any of my performances so far deserve a National Award.”
“I come from a place where audience and jury and filmmakers are very kind that I won lots of them. For me, to sit back and say I could have won for that would be demeaning any award. I don’t perform according to winning an award. I just hope something turns out well. The one I will get it for Inshallah if I keep working hard, it will be the one I deserve! If I haven’t got the award, I don’t think I deserve it.”