'I couldn’t be happier for Twinkle': Akshay Kumar on Pad Man winning the National Award for Best Film on Social Issues
Actor Akshay Kumar's film Pad Man bagged the National Award for Best Film. The film was produced by the actor's wife Twinkle Khanna and Akshay cannot contain his happiness, "I was in the midst of Mission Mangal promotions when Tina called me asking if it was true?If Pad Man had actually won a National Award for Best Film On Social Issues. All my tiredness of promotions vanished hearing this news. I remember it was on the sets of Pad Man only that Sonam and I got the news of winning our respective National Awards last year. So life has come a full circle and I couldn’t be happier for Tina (wife Twinkle Khanna) for winning this with her debut production and of course R.Balki for putting it all together and the entire team behind Pad Man. Not just that, Chumbak, a Marathi film I presented, Swanand Kirkire won the National Award for Best Supporting Actor for that film. Over all, it’s been a rewarding day."
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Earlier in the day, the actor had quoted Twinkle's thank you tweet saying, "Yes and the next call was to me, half anxious...half excited to confirm if we’d actually won the #NationalAward for Best Film On Social Issues for #PadMan. All I can say, Saari duniya se kaho, Copy That!." The last line is a reference to his upcoming film Mission Mangal.