Akshay on National Award criticism: Take it back if you want

Vastavam web:Bollywood hero, who has been in the film industry for the past 26 years and one step ahead than any other stars in social service is ired over netizens and even co-stars for commenting him for getting national award.  He told that “if you want, you can take back my award.” He quoted. Akshay Kumar urged those criticizing his National Award win to “take it back” if they felt he did not deserve it. He won his first National Award this year in the best actor category for his role in Rustom. The decision, however, was met with criticism with many arguing that it was not fair.

When asked about it, Akshay told reporters, “I’ve been hearing it for past 25 years, whenever someone wins there is some discussion around it. This is not new. Someone or the other always creates a controversy. ‘He shouldn’t have won, the other person should have.’

The 49-year-old actor was speaking at an event of Movie Stunt Artist’s Association today. Asian Heart Institute and Akshay have partnered to give insurance cover to 370 stuntmen under the health and accident insurance scheme for the year 2017-18. Asked if he would be considered for the Padma Bhushan for his philanthropic work in the future, Akshay said, “You have to do major work to earn such an award. Only then people can feel you deserve the award. We keep doing these things for our stuntmen, whatever we can in our capacity.” He said.