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64th National Film Awards 2017: Akshay Kumar’s win is beyond Rustom, he’s a pan-Indian hero

Two or three months back, a huge number of Akshay Kumar’s fans had communicated frustration in the selections reported by Filmfare for the Best Actor in a Leading Role grant as the performing artist was not designated for both of his three movies that crossed the pined for Rs 100 crore stamp in the cinema world.

Since he has been given upon the National Award for Best Actor for Tinu Suresh Desai’s period dramatization Rustom, his fans have motivation to celebrate.

This is his first significant honor as he is known more for his film industry track record than clearing the top respects.

While Rustom may not be the best film of his vocation, the respect comes as a merited tribute to an on-screen character who is making endeavors to speak to each alcove and corner of the nation through his silver screen. Kumar, conceived a Punjabi, has never given his off screen personality a chance to show signs of improvement of any of his parts on the silver screen.


From speaking to the Sikh people group as Happy in Anees Bazmee’s 2008 drama Singh is Kinng to charming NRIs with his demonstration of a profound established bonehead, Arjun Singh in Vipul Shah’s 2007 rom-com Namastey London, Kumar has attempted to enliven the goals and issues that torment each group.

A year ago, he tended to the NRI supposition to come back to their country in Raja Krishna Menon’s Airlift. He picked not to play an ordinary saint but rather a humble man who needs to make up his transgressions by taking up the true initiative of a mass clearing operation in Kuwait.


In another period dramatization Rustom, he conveyed to the front line a disagreeable scene of the Parsi people group that had become covered some place ever. He revived the level headed discussion around the well known instance of maritime officer KM Nanawati.

His activity symbol had helped in picking up a wide reach over the single screen gathering of people and careless comedies like the Houseful establishment promoted his allure. Houseful 3 rounded up Rs 100 crore in a matter of seconds, inferable from his notoriety among the masses.

His future undertakings propose that he has grasped this system of situating himself as a dish India legend with open arms.

Neeraj Pandey’s thriller Crack has been pushed to the base of his need list as he is as of now concentrating more on extending his ubiquity to different states as opposed to combining his present fan base.

He played a Lucknow-based attorney in Subhash Kapoor’s court dramatization Jolly LLB 2 this year, which just like the pattern, made it to the Rs 100 crore club. He consummated the characteristics and complement of Uttar Pradesh, joining each idiosyncrasy or lehja, as they call it locally. He even combined himself with Huma Qureshi for the film, a prevalent face in Uttar Pradesh graciousness her presentation in Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur.


He will keep on enhancing his prevalence in Uttar Pradesh with Shree Narayan Singh’s up and coming social parody Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. The film, shot broadly in Barsana and Nandgaon in Uttar Pradesh and furthermore in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, rotates around the Swachh Bharat Campaign, a leader program of the Central government.

He will be seen inverse Bhumi Pednekar, another mainstream confront in Uttar Pradesh in light of her presentation in Sharat Kartaria’s Dum Lagaa Ke Haishaa, a rom-com set in Haridwar. The discharge date of the film has additionally been situated shrewdly as it will discharge days before this Independence Day.


He is as of now shooting for R Balki’s social show Padman. He has continued shooting for where he wrapped up Toilet: Ek Prem Katha – Madhya Pradesh. It is the biopic of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a social business visionary who developed minimal effort clean cushions. Since his significant work base was in Indore, Kumar is endeavoring to take the nearby story to a national level with Padman.

This Diwali, Kumar hopes to stream down his fan base toward the southern states with S Shankar’s sci-fi film 2.0 in which he will be seen locking horns with Tamil whiz Rajinikanth. Thalaiva’s nearness is certain to pull in immense numbers to the film corridors in Tamil Nadu as well as in different conditions of south India.


This year, Kumar’s filmography is a blend of local stories with a container Indian or even worldwide interest. He is by all accounts going on the Priyanka Chopra path, however through a more standard approach.

While Chopra has been bankrolling provincial silver screen, for example, Marathi, Punjabi and Bhojpuri movies, Kumar has utilized his goodwill as a performer against creator sponsored parts from the hinterlands and passed on their stories to a more extensive gathering of people.

PS: He has likewise created two or three Marathi movies.

One year from now, he will at the end of the day go the nearby run worldwide path with his depiction of Kishan Lal, the Indian hockey group skipper, who drove the nation to three sequential Olympic triumphs in Reema Kagti’s games show Gold. Since Lal was conceived in Mhow, Madhya Pradesh, Kumar will come back to the state to portray the underlying years of Lal’s life.

Nonetheless, Kumar has not totally relinquished his urban fan taking after. Other than Pandey’s Crack, he additionally has another biopic, Moghul, arranged for discharge. Moghul is the tale of Gulshan Kumar, the author of T-Series and a pioneer of film music in India.

He has additionally marked a film under Karan Johar and Salman Khan’s generation houses that allegedly rotates around the Battle of Sargarhi, which infers that he comes back to a recognizable turf of playing a Sikh, however in a totally unique light.


Other than his reel life enterprises, Kumar has left no stones unturned in communicating his energetic enthusiasm. He has given tremendous aggregates to martyred military and CRPF jawans who lost their lives in assaults on the outskirt and in Naxalite-influenced regions in Chhattisgarh.

He has likewise posted recordings via web-based networking media communicating his worries over absence of ladies security. Regardless of whether it was talking on the mass attack scene in Bangalore on New Year’s Eve or opening a free hand to hand fighting place for ladies’ self-protection as a team with Yuva Sena in Mumbai, he appears to be a compassionate and vocal superstar on issues, both national and nearby.

His National Award bears declaration to the way that he is a decent performing artist as well as a concerned storyteller willing to speak to each condition of the nation in the most engaging yet hard-hitting way conceivable.

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